Arise! Awake! and stop not until the goal is reached.
When I am getting ready to reason with a man, I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself and what I am going to say and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
When widows exclaim loudly against second marriages, I would always lay a wager that the man, if not the wedding day, is absolutely fixed on.
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.
Either you think -- or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
Difficulties are just things to overcome after all.
The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.
Intellectually I know America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.
Positive, adj.: Mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Reason, observation, and experience; the holy trinity of science.
Robert G. Ingersoll
Every generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it.
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are only consequences.
It is the sign of a great mind to dislike greatness, and to prefer things in measure to things in excess.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things: so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
C.S. Lewis, attributed
A person with a new idea is a crank until the idea succeeds.
If I wasn't dyslexic, I probably wouldn't have won the Games. If I had been a better reader, then that would have come easily, sports would have come easily . . . and I never would have realized that the way you get ahead in life is hard work.
Bruce Jenner, In Can't Stop the
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves.
The old know what they want the young are sad and bewildered.
Logan P. Smith
A lifetime of happiness? No man alive could bear it; it would be hell on earth.
George Bernard Shaw
Give a man health and a course to steer; and he'll never stop to trouble about whether he's happy or not.
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Friendship is a plant of slow growth and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
Tranquility is the old man's milk.
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