Maybe it's good to put things in perspective, but sometimes, I think that the only perspective is to really be there. Because it's okay to feel things. And be who you are about them.
I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
We are as liable to be corrupted by books, as by companions.
There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
A rich man without charity is a rogue; and perhaps it would be no difficult matter to prove that he is also a fool.
What's vice today may be virtue, tomorrow.
Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
When children are doing nothing, they are doing mischief.
There is not in the universe a more ridiculous, nor a more contemptible animal, than a proud clergyman.
There is nothing a man of good sense dreads in a wife so much as her having more sense than himself.
Conscience -- the only incorruptible thing about us.
Dancing begets warmth, which is the parent of wantonness. It is, Sir, the great grandfather of cuckoldom.
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young.
Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Sharing food with another human being is an intimate act that should not be indulged in lightly.
M. F. K. Fisher
There are no second acts in American lives.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
No such thing as a man willing to be honest --that would be like a blind man willing to see.
Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn't be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn't know it so it goes on flying anyway.
Mary Kay Ash
It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself.
After the verb 'to Love,' 'to Help' is the most beautiful verb in the world.
Bertha von Suttner
Treasure the love you receive above all. It will survive long after your good health has vanished.
Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
Dylan Thomas, Do Not Go Gentle I
The opera isn't over till the fat lady sings.
Dan Cook, "The Washington Post",
The Devil finds work for idle hands.First Appeared in 1721
Work is a necessary evil to be avoided.
We have met the enemy and it is us.
Walt Kelly, "Pogo comic strip"
Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
TS (Thomas Stearns) Eliot, (wide
Know then thyself, presume not God to scan,The proper study of Mankind is Man.Placed on this isthmus of a middle state,A being darkly wise and rudely great.
Alexander Pope, An Essay on Man
The unexamined life is not worth living.
Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made.
Otto von Bismarck
You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.
It is much more secure to be feared than to be loved.
Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.
To cease smoking is the easiest thing I ever did. I ought to know, I've done it a thousand times.There is no primary or authoritative source for this in Twain's known writings or speeches.
Mark Twain, attibuted
The ballot is stronger than bullets.
Joseph Schumpeter, Capitalism, S
I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.N.B.: This is a paraphrase from the ancient Hindu text, the Bhagavad Gita.
J. Robert Oppenheimer, On the in
...Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the Earth.
Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Addr
The law is sic a ass - a idiot.
Charles Dickens, Oliver Twist
Damn the torpedoes! Full speed ahead!
David G. Farragut, Battle of Mob
The way to get things done is not to mind who gets the credit for doing them.
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