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That which does not kill us makes us stronger.
How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
You're on earth. There's no cure for that.
Like all dreamers, I mistook disenchantment for truth.
The comic is the perception of the opposite; humor is the feeling of it.
When a man is wrapped up in himself, he makes a pretty small package.
Gabriel García Márquez
No, not rich. I am a poor man with money, which is not the same thing.
Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys.
The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.
There are perhaps no days of our childhood we lived so fully as those we spent with a favorite book.
High moral character is not a precondition for great moral accomplishments.
The path of least resistance and least trouble is a mental rut already made. It requires troublesome work to undertake the alternation of old beliefs.
At its best our age is an age of searchers and discoverers, and at its worst, an age that has domesticated despair and learned to live with it happily.
First he wrought, and afterward he taught.
His lordship may compel us to be equal upstairs, but there will never be equality in the servants hall.
The happiness of a man in this life does not consist in the absence but in the mastery of his passions.
It is too difficult to think nobly when one thinks only of earning a living.
It is not truth that matters, but victory.
The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
The only obligation to which in advance we may hold a novel, without incurring the accusation of being arbitrary, is that it be interesting.
Resentment seems to have been given us by nature for a defense, and for a defense only! It is the safeguard of justice and the security of innocence.
The misconception is that standup comics are always on. I don't know any really funny comics that are annoying and constantly trying to be funny all the time.
Talkers are usually more articulate than doers, since talk is their specialty.
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
Complex, statistically improbable things are by their nature more difficult to explain than simple, statistically probable things.
Henry David Thoreau
As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.
What would be left of our tragedies if an insect were to present us his?
I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I'm awake, you know?
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.
By any reasonable measure of achievement, the faith of the Enlightenment thinkers in science was justified.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
We are like chameleons, we take our hue and the color of our moral character, from those who are around us.
For the night was not impartial. No, the night loved some more than others, served some more than others.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
If I could explain it to the average person, I wouldn't have been worth the Nobel Prize.
Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.
Men at some time are the masters of their fates: The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.
A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
George W. Bush
One of the great things about books is sometimes there are some fantastic pictures.
There is no such thing as a homosexual or a heterosexual person.
It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it.
Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title.
Of all the enemies of public liberty, war is perhaps the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other.
A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.
The mathematical facts worthy of being studied are those which, by their analogy with other facts, are capable of leading us to the knowledge of a physical law.
Selfishness must always be forgiven you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
William F. Buckley Jr.
I would like to take you seriously, but to do so would affront your intelligence.
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet,
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Arthur Conan Doyle
What feeds me destroys me.
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.
Immaturity is the incapacity to use one's intelligence without the guidance of another.
The proper words in the proper places are the true definition of style.
All men by nature desire knowledge.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.
Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.
The secret of being a bore is to tell everything.
Poetry must have something in it that is barbaric, vast and wild.
It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.
We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Frederick the Great
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one would remain in the ranks.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Edgar Allan Poe
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
Custom is the great guide to human life.
The past grows gradually around one, like a placenta for dying.
James Anthony Froude
The practical effect of a belief is the real test of its soundness.
The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
There is really nothing more to say-except why. But since why is difficult to handle, one must take refuge in how.
Big Brother is watching you.
Given the choice between the experience of pain and nothing, I would choose pain.
Elizabeth I of England
A strength to harm is perilous in the hand of an ambitious head.
All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
I do not know how to teach philosophy without becoming a disturber of established religion.
John Stuart Mill
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
A philosopher who is not taking part in discussions is like a boxer who never goes into the ring.
Errors are not in the art but in the artificers.
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
I am traveling less in order to be able to write more. I select my travel destinations according to their degree of usefulness to my work.
It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult task which, more than anything else, will affect its successful outcome.
The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in times of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.
George Bernard Shaw
The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity.
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