I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw
I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
It's so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that's what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom.
He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.
No one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Faith is different from proof the latter is human, the former is a Gift from God.
Reason is the enemy of faith.
At every party there are two kinds of people - those who want to go home and those who don't. The trouble is, they are usually married to each other.
When one has been threatened with a great injustice, one accepts a smaller as a favour.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
No human race is superior; no religious faith is inferior. All collective judgments are wrong. Only racists make them.
So many gods, so many creeds, So many paths that wind and wind, While just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone; For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.
It has ever been since time began, and ever will be, till time lose breath, that love is a mood --no more --to man, and love to a woman is life or death.
'Tis easy enough to be pleasant, When life flows along like a song; But the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
Animals are such agreeable friends - they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.
An unexciting truth may be eclipsed by a thrilling lie.
Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.
When angry count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.
When you examine the lives of the most influential people who have ever walked among us, you discover one thread that winds through them all. They have been aligned first with their spiritual nature and only then with their physical selves.
Let us be sure that those who come after will say of us in our time, that in our time we did everything that could be done. We finished the race we kept them free we kept the faith.
We are all ruled in what we do by impulses; and these impulses are so organized that our actions in general serve for our self preservation and that of the race.
But their intervention makes our acts to serve ever less merely the immediate claims of our instincts.
All such action would cease if those powerful elemental forces were to cease stirring within us.
The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.
Though our conduct seems so very different from that of the higher animals, the primary instincts are much alike in them and in us.
Nothing that I can do will change the structure of the universe. But maybe, by raising my voice I can help the greatest of all causes -- goodwill among men and peace on earth.
Hunger, love, pain, fear are some of those inner forces which rule the individual's instinct for self preservation.
The real difficulty, the difficulty which has baffled the sages of all times, is rather this: how can we make our teaching so potent in the motional life of man, that its influence should withstand the pressure of the elemental psychic forces in the individual?
When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute -- then it's longer than any hour. That's relativity!
The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is comprehensible.
Seize the time... Live now! Make now always the most precious time. Now will never come again.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
I do not know with what weapons World War 3 will be fought, but World War 4 will be fought with sticks and stones.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
But who prays for Satan? Who in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most.
Is man one of God's blunders? Or is God one of man's blunders?
Advertising is the greatest art form of the 20th century.
All our progress is an unfolding, like a vegetable bud. You have first an instinct, then an opinion, then a knowledge as the plant has root, bud, and fruit. Trust the instinct to the end, though you can render no reason.
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