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To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.
Wisdom is oftentimes nearer when we stoop than when we soar.
Where I am, I don't know, I'll never know, in the silence you don't know, you must go on, I can't go on, I'll go on.
Do you think that I count the days? There is only one day left, always starting over: it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.
I would define the poetic effect as the capacity that a text displays for continuing to generate different readings, without ever being completely consumed.
The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world... to see clearly is poetry, prophecy and religion all in one.
Gabriel García Márquez
The problem with marriage is that it ends every night after making love, and it must be rebuilt every morning before breakfast.
To live without Hope is to Cease to live.
Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease.
Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
I don't think it's possible to have a sense of tragedy without having a sense of humor.
The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.
Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days.
Nowher so bisy a man as he ther nas, And yet he semed bisier than he was.
When the first baby laughed for the first time, its laugh broke into a thousand pieces, and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.
Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.
In the name of God, stop a moment, cease your work, look around you.
There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.
What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Virtue is more to be feared than vice, because its excesses are not subject to the regulation of conscience.
The audience changes every night. You're the same person. You have to speak your mind and do the stuff that you think is funny and makes you laugh.
The most basic question is not what is best, but who shall decide what is best.
A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
God exists, if only in the form of a meme with high survival value, or infective power, in the environment provided by human culture.
Henry David Thoreau
This world is but a canvas to our imagination.
Word — that invisible dagger.
Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Never give in, never give in, never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.
Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Every major religion today is a winner in the Darwinian struggle waged among cultures, and none ever flourished by tolerating its rivals.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Nothing is worth more than this day.
A sound mind in a sound body, is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
Writers and travelers are mesmerized alike by knowing of their destinations.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Writers aren’t people exactly. Or, if they’re any good, they’re a whole lot of people trying so hard to be one person.
It doesn't matter how beautiful your theory is, it doesn't matter how smart you are. If it doesn't agree with experiment, it's wrong.
I am tomorrow, or some future day, what I establish today. I am today what I established yesterday or some previous day.
The only way to deal with an unfree world is to become so absolutely free that your very existence is an act of rebellion.
Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
He who opens a school door, closes a prison.
George W. Bush
I can hear you, the rest of the world can hear you and the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.
Never have children, only grandchildren.
No one wants advice - only corroboration.
Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Where an excess of power prevails, property of no sort is duly respected. No man is safe in his opinions, his person, his faculties, or his possessions.
The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.
Geometry is not true, it is advantageous.
For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
William F. Buckley Jr.
Truth is a demure lady, much too ladylike to knock you on your head and drag you to her cave. She is there, but people must want her, and seek her out.
I’m not afraid of death, but I’m in no hurry to die. I have so much I want to do first.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Money can't buy love, but it improves your bargaining position.
None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license.
Thoughts without content are empty, intuitions without concepts are blind.
No wise man ever wished to be younger.
Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.
We are like butterflies who flutter for a day and think it is forever.
Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.
Gaiety — a quality of ordinary men. Genius always presupposes some disorder in the machine.
Education is a system of imposed ignorance.
Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.
Change alone is eternal, perpetual, immortal.
Frederick the Great
My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfied us both. They are to say what they please, and I am to do what I please.
The artist must be in his work as God is in creation, invisible and all-powerful; one must sense him everywhere but never see him.
To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness.
Edgar Allan Poe
Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once.
Publicity is the life of this culture - in so far as without publicity capitalism could not survive - and at the same time publicity is its dream.
James Anthony Froude
The essence of greatness is neglect of the self.
The first duty of a leader is to make himself be loved without courting love. To be loved without 'playing up' to anyone - even to himself.
Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself - and thus make yourself indispensable.
Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others…
Gossip is a sort of smoke that comes from the dirty tobacco-pipes of of those who diffuse it: it proves nothing but the bad taste of the smoker.
If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.
The nationalist not only does not disapprove of atrocities committed by his own side, but he has a remarkable capacity for not even hearing about them.
Memory believes before knowing remembers. Believes longer than recollects, longer than knowing even wonders.
Elizabeth I of England
I do not want a husband who honours me as a queen, if he does not love me as a woman.
My witness is the empty sky.
Do not weep; do not wax indignant. Understand.
John Stuart Mill
There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home.
Philosophy is not a theory but an activity.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
It is a far, far better thing that I do, than I have ever done; it is a far, far better rest that I go to, than I have ever known.
The attitude of insolent haughtiness is characteristic of the relationships Americans form with what is alien to them, with others.
If you want a quality, act as if you already had it.
All hope abandon, ye who enter here!
George Bernard Shaw
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
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