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Convictions are more dangerous enemies of truth than lies.
Come forth into the light of things, Let Nature be your teacher.
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
Freedom is what you do with what's been done to you.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
The highest reward for a person's toil is not what they get for it, but what they become by it.
Gabriel García Márquez
He who awaits much can expect little.
The second half of a man's life is made up of nothing but the habits he has acquired during the first half.
I think flying planes into a building was a faith-based initiative. I think religion is a neurological disorder.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Human decency is not derived from religion. It precedes it.
The self is not something ready-made, but something in continuous formation through choice of action.
There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
People can die of mere imagination.
Always be a little kinder than necessary.
To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.
If you want to be happy, be.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Man is an animal that makes bargains: no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another.
Because I have a girlfriend, I try and take the straight and narrow path, which is good because it prevents VD.
It takes considerable knowledge just to realize the extent of your own ignorance.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Religion is about turning untested belief into unshakable truth through the power of institutions and the passage of time.
Henry David Thoreau
Our life is frittered away by detail... simplify, simplify.
It is not worth the bother of killing yourself, since you always kill yourself too late.
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.
Destroying rainforest for economic gain is like burning a Renaissance painting to cook a meal.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.
All mankind... being all equal and independent, no one ought to harm another in his life, health, liberty or possessions.
A good snapshot stops a moment from running away.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
The first principle is that you must not fool yourself and you are the easiest person to fool.
Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.
Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
George W. Bush
I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.
A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
If you're in trouble, or hurt or need - go to the poor people. They're the only ones that'll help - the only ones.
You cannot find peace by avoiding life.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary.
Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.
To doubt everything, or, to believe everything, are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection.
I do not want people to be very agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
William F. Buckley Jr.
The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry.
Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Arthur Conan Doyle
I count religion but a childish toy, And hold there is no sin but ignorance. Birds of the air will tell of murders past. I am asham'd to hear such fooleries!
Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.
Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness.
May you live all the days of your life.
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.
A book must be the ax for the frozen sea within us.
If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident.
Frederick the Great
A crown is merely a hat that lets the rain in.
Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.
Edgar Allan Poe
Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
Reason is, and ought only to be the slave of the passions, and can never pretend to any other office than to serve and obey them.
Men act and women appear. Men look at women. Women watch themselves being looked at.
James Anthony Froude
You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.
And when man faces destiny, destiny ends and man comes into his own.
It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for what you are not.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.
If you want a vision of the future, imagine a boot stamping on a human face - forever.
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I believe that man will not merely endure; he will prevail.
Elizabeth I of England
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To be a king and wear a crown is a thing more glorious to them that see it than it is pleasant to them that bear it.
Write in recollection and amazement for yourself.
All things excellent are as difficult as they are rare.
John Stuart Mill
A person may cause evil to others not only by his actions but by his inaction, and in either case he is justly accountable to them for the injury.
The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
I can calculate the motion of heavenly bodies, but not the madness of people.
Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.
I think we are blind. Blind people who can see, but do not see.
Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
In the middle of the journey of our life I came to myself within a dark wood where the straight way was lost.
George Bernard Shaw
There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it.
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