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One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star.
That best portion of a good man's life, His little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love.
Every word is like an unnecessary stain on silence and nothingness.
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
Nothing gives a fearful man more courage than another's fear.
The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love colour the most.
Gabriel García Márquez
It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.
The soul is healed by being with children.
Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit."
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes.
What can be asserted without evidence can also be dismissed without evidence.
Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
The life so short, the crafts so long to learn.
To die will be an awfully big adventure.
I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.
Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.
I can resist everything except temptation.
Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.
It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect our dinner, but from their regard to their own interest.
When someone comes along and expresses him or herself as freely as they think, people flock to it. They enjoy it.
Socialism in general has a record of failure so blatant that only an intellectual could ignore or evade it.
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
We are all atheists about most of the gods that societies have ever believed in. Some of us just go one god further.
Henry David Thoreau
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.
Chaos is rejecting all you have learned. Chaos is being yourself.
The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places.
Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Nature holds the key to our aesthetic, intellectual, cognitive and even spiritual satisfaction.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
All serious daring starts from within.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.
A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Be not afraid of greatness: some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved.
George W. Bush
Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people, and neither do we.
Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn.
Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.
One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.
The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.
Science is built up of facts, as a house is built of stones; but an accumulation of facts is no more a science than a heap of stones is a house.
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
William F. Buckley Jr.
Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views.
Life would be tragic if it weren't funny.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)
Arthur Conan Doyle
Was this the face that launched a thousand ships, and burnt the topless towers of Ileum?
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
When a true genius appears in this world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.
Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.
Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.
Judge of a man by his questions rather than by his answers.
Man will never be free until the last king is strangled with the entrails of the last priest.
Colorless green ideas sleep furiously.
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.
Frederick the Great
The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
To be stupid, selfish, and have good health are three requirements for happiness, though if stupidity is lacking, all is lost.
To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
Edgar Allan Poe
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
Beauty in things exists in the mind which contemplates them.
James Anthony Froude
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Nakedness reveals itself. Nudity is placed on display. The nude is condemned to never being naked. Nudity is a form of dress.
An art book is a museum without walls.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
It is never too late to be what you might have been.
If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, you must be the one to write it.
In a time of universal deceit - telling the truth is a revolutionary act.
Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
Elizabeth I of England
I would rather be a beggar and single than a queen and married.
Whither goest thou, America, in thy shiny car in the night?
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
John Stuart Mill
One person with a belief is equal to a force of ninety-nine who have only interests.
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Inside us there is something that has no name, that something is what we are.
The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitudes.
There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.
George Bernard Shaw
A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
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