Moralistic is not moral. And as for truth -- well, it's like brown -- it's not in the spectrum. Truth is so generic.
The greatest genius will never be worth much if he pretends to draw exclusively from his own resources.
Johann von Goethe
Cowards die many times before their deaths the valiant never taste of death but once.
Not the maker of plans and promises, but rather the one who offers faithful service in small matters. This is the person who is most likely to achieve what is good and lasting.
The sea speaks a language polite people never repeat. It is a colossal scavenger slang and has no respect.
One can be very happy without demanding that others agree with them.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A distracted existence leads us to no goal.
What by a straight path cannot be reached by crooked ways is never won.
An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
Their is nothing so terrible as activity without insight.
One never goes further than when they do not know where they are going.
This is why Iâ€™m taking extra time to really try to get it right. Iâ€™ll have plenty of time to refine the style, but I want the basics solid.
Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
I am afraid we must make the world honest before we can honestly say to our children that honesty is the best policy.
Sir Walter Besant
The best government is that which teaches us to govern ourselves.
Toleration is the best religion.
Progress has not followed a straight ascending line, but a spiral with rhythms of progress and retrogression, of evolution and dissolution.
To be in love is merely to be in a state of perceptual anesthesia - to mistake an ordinary young woman for a goddess.
H. L. Mencken
The most happy man is he who knows how to bring into relation the end and beginning of his life.
The man who is born with a talent which he was meant to use finds his greatest happiness in using it.
What makes people happy is activity; changing evil itself into good by power, working in a God like manner.
The highest happiness of man is to have probed what is knowable and quietly to revere what is unknowable.
A person is never happy till their vague strivings has itself marked out its proper limitations.
Hatred is active, and envy passive dislike; there is but one step from envy to hate.
Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.
Those are dead even for this life who hope for no other.
It is said, that no one is a hero to their butler. The reason is, that it requires a hero to recognize a hero. The butler, however, will probably know well how to estimate his equals.
The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.
The history of mankind is his character.
Be he a king or a peasant, he is happiest who finds peace at home.
Where is the man who has the strength to be true, and to show himself as he is?
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.
Richard Nixon is a no good, lying b-----d. He can lie out of both sides of his mouth at the same time, and if he ever caught himself telling the truth, he'd lie just to keep his hand in.
Harry S. Truman
To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
The abandoned infant's cry is rage, not fear.
Robert Anton Wilson
Life is far too important a thing ever to talk seriously about.
If there were no God, it would be necessary to invent him.
Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.
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