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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
When men stop believing in God, it isn't that they then believe in nothing: they believe in everything.
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
Gabriel García Márquez
What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.
What is hell? I maintain that it is the suffering of being unable to love.
We have the Bill of Rights. What we need is a Bill of Responsibilities.
We are healed from suffering only by experiencing it to the full.
To the dumb question, 'Why me?' the cosmos barely bothers to return the reply, 'Why not?'
To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
To expect too much is to have a sentimental view of life and this is a softness that ends in bitterness.
Time and tide wait for no man.
Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Theirs is not to make reply: Theirs is not to reason why: Theirs is but to do and die.
The world of reality has its limits; the world of imagination is boundless.
The victor will never be asked if he told the truth.
The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have.
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
The only time I commit to conspiracy theories is when something way retarded happens. Like Lee Harvey Oswald acting alone.
The next time some academics tell you how important diversity is, ask how many Republicans there are in their sociology department.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
The meme for blind faith secures its own perpetuation by the simple unconscious expedient of discouraging rational inquiry.
Henry David Thoreau
The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.
The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live - moreover, the only one.
The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.
Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
Never think you've seen the last of anything.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so that each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry.
Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind; and therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.
Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
George W. Bush
It's clearly a budget. It's got a lot of numbers in it.
It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
In utter loneliness a writer tries to explain the inexplicable.
If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.
If nature were not beautiful, it would not be worth knowing, and if nature were not worth knowing, life would not be worth living.
If I loved you less, I might be able to talk about it more.
William F. Buckley Jr.
Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality, the costs become prohibitive.
I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.
I exist as I am, that is enough.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Hell hath no limits, nor is circumscribed In one self place, for where we are is hell, And where hell is there must we ever be.
Better to reign in Hell than serve in Heaven.
He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals.
He was a bold man that first ate an oyster.
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.
From a certain point onward there is no longer any turning back. That is the point that must be reached.
For me, it is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.
Every man is guilty of all the good he did not do.
Every man has his dignity. I'm willing to forget mine, but at my own discretion and not when someone else tells me to.
Either you repeat the same conventional doctrines everybody is saying, or else you say something true, and it will sound like it's from Neptune.
Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death.
Frederick the Great
Don't forget your great guns, which are the most respectable arguments of the rights of kings.
Do not read, as children do, to amuse yourself, or like the ambitious, for the purpose of instruction. No, read in order to live.
Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.
Edgar Allan Poe
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
Be a philosopher but, amid all your philosophy be still a man.
Autobiography begins with a sense of being alone. It is an orphan form.
James Anthony Froude
As we advance in life, we learn the limits of our abilities.
Art is a revolt against fate. All art is a revolt against man's fate.
Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was.
All the war-propaganda, all the screaming and lies and hatred, comes invariably from people who are not fighting.
All of us failed to match our dreams of perfection. So I rate us on the basis of our splendid failure to do the impossible.
Elizabeth I of England
All my possessions for a moment of time.
Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.
All happiness or unhappiness solely depends upon the quality of the object to which we are attached by love.
John Stuart Mill
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
A man will be imprisoned in a room with a door that's unlocked and opens inwards; as long as it does not occur to him to pull rather than push.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
A human being is a being who is constantly 'under construction,' but also, in a parallel fashion, always in a state of constant destruction.
A great many people think they are thinking when they are merely rearranging their prejudices.
A great flame follows a little spark.
George Bernard Shaw
A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
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