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Woman was God's second mistake.
Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.
No, I regret nothing, all I regret is having been born, dying is such a long tiresome business I always found.
Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do.
A dream is a scripture, and many scriptures are nothing but dreams.
Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of intelligent effort.
Gabriel García Márquez
Nobody deserves your tears, but whoever deserves them will not make you cry.
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Beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man.
Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them.
If a little dreaming is dangerous, the cure for it is not to dream less but to dream more, to dream all the time.
To terrify children with the image of hell... to consider women an inferior creation. Is that good for the world?
Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.
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The greatest scholars are not usually the wisest people.
Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?
He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.
Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Always forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them so much.
We work in the dark — we do what we can — we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.
That's my only goal. Surround myself with funny people, and make sure everyone has a good time and works hard.
Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good.
We must, however, acknowledge, as it seems to me, that man with all his noble qualities... still bears in his bodily frame the indelible stamp of his lowly origin.
I am against religion because it teaches us to be satisfied with not understanding the world.
Henry David Thoreau
Things do not change; we change.
Man starts over again everyday, in spite of all he knows, against all he knows.
Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Sometimes a concept is baffling not because it is profound but because it is wrong.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.
Physics is like sex: sure, it may give some practical results, but that's not why we do it.
Think you're escaping and run into yourself. Longest way round is the shortest way home.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
To love another person is to see the face of God.
George W. Bush
See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.
Never pass up a chance to have sex or appear on television.
No man really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is to suppose that they are like himself.
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
The loss of liberty at home is to be charged to the provisions against danger, real or imagined, from abroad.
These are the times that try men's souls.
The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it, and he delights in it because it is beautiful.
A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
William F. Buckley Jr.
I won't insult your intelligence by suggesting that you really believe what you just said.
My goal is simple. It is a complete understanding of the universe, why it is as it is and why it exists at all.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
Arthur Conan Doyle
Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?
Live your life as though your every act were to become a universal law.
Vision is the art of seeing things invisible.
What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies.
Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.
One of the first signs of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere.
Common sense is not so common.
We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.
Our new Constitution is now established, everything seems to promise it will be durable; but, in this world, nothing is certain except death and taxes.
Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see.
Frederick the Great
He who defends everything defends nothing.
There is no truth. There is only perception.
Most people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so.
Edgar Allan Poe
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
Glamour cannot exist without personal social envy being a common and widespread emotion.
James Anthony Froude
Fear is the parent of cruelty.
To command is to serve, nothing more and nothing less.
Believe those who are seeking truth, doubt those who find it.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving wordy evidence of the fact.
At some point in life the world’s beauty becomes enough. You don’t need to photograph, paint or even remember it. It is enough.
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
The past is not dead. In fact, it's not even past.
Elizabeth I of England
I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too.
Maybe that's what life is... a wink of the eye and winking stars.
I have striven not to laugh at human actions, not to weep at them, nor to hate them, but to understand them.
John Stuart Mill
Conservatives are not necessarily stupid, but most stupid people are conservatives.
Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
Tact is the knack of making a point without making an enemy.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
What kind of world is this that can send machines to Mars and does nothing to stop the killing of a human being?
Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
George Bernard Shaw
You see things; and you say, 'Why?' But I dream things that never were; and I say, 'Why not?'
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