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There are no facts, only interpretations.
Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers.
There's man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet.
If you are lonely when you are alone, you are in bad company.
I believe that what we become depends on what our fathers teach us at odd moments, when they aren't trying to teach us. We are formed by little scraps of wisdom.
Summer is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
Gabriel García Márquez
The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good.
Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.
We need more people speaking out. This country is not overrun with rebels and free thinkers. It's overrun with sheep and conformists.
We don't receive wisdom; we must discover it for ourselves after a journey that no one can take for us or spare us.
The essence of the independent mind lies not in what it thinks, but in how it thinks.
Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.
The writer should never be ashamed of staring. There is nothing that does not require his attention.
The guilty think all talk is of themselves.
It's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.
I am a part of all that I have met.
Those that are most slow in making a promise are the most faithful in the performance of it.
Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it.
All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes.
Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had?
No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
I don't care if you're gay, black, Chinese, straight. That means nothing to me. It's all an illusion.
People who enjoy meetings should not be in charge of anything.
The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
Henry David Thoreau
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
One does not inhabit a country; one inhabits a language. That is our country, our fatherland - and no other.
But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen
Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
If history and science have taught us anything, it is that passion and desire are not the same as truth.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
What I cannot create, I do not understand.
Shakespeare is the happy hunting ground of all minds that have lost their balance.
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.
There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.
Life is the flower for which love is the honey.
George W. Bush
Rarely is the question asked: Is our children learning?
Whenever a friend succeeds, a little something in me dies.
The discipline of the written word punishes both stupidity and dishonesty.
For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.
A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both.
What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; it is dearness only that gives everything its value.
Mathematics is the art of giving the same name to different things.
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
William F. Buckley Jr.
I'd rather entrust the government of the United States to the first 400 people listed in the Boston telephone directory than to the faculty of Harvard University.
We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Come live with me and be my love, And we will all the pleasures prove, That valleys, groves, hills, and fields, Woods, or steepy mountain yields.
They also serve who only stand and wait.
So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.
We have just enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.
You are free, and that is why you are lost.
For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.
Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities.
The philosopher has never killed any priests, whereas the priest has killed a great many philosophers.
Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
You may delay, but time will not.
A man can do what he wants, but not want what he wants.
Frederick the Great
Religion is the idol of the mob; it adores everything it does not understand.
Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts.
Edgar Allan Poe
We loved with a love that was more than love.
Nothing is more surprising than the easiness with which the many are governed by the few.
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.
James Anthony Froude
Instruction does not prevent waste of time or mistakes; and mistakes themselves are often the best teachers of all.
What is a man? A miserable little pile of secrets.
One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Blessed is the influence of one true, loving human soul on another.
In this country American means white. Everybody else has to hyphenate.
All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
Elizabeth I of England
Do not tell secrets to those whose faith and silence you have not already tested.
Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.
The highest activity a human being can attain is learning for understanding, because to understand is to be free.
John Stuart Mill
I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than in attempting to satisfy them.
Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
Truth is ever to be found in simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.
Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Words were not given to man in order to conceal his thoughts.
The art of being wise is the art of knowing what to overlook.
The Love that moves the sun and the other stars.
George Bernard Shaw
There is no love sincerer than the love of food.
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