Poverty is not a shame, but the being ashamed of it is.
Zeal without knowledge is like expedition to a man in the dark.
In the end we are always rewarded for our good will, our patience, fair-mindedness, and gentleness with what is strange.
A man may imagine things that are false, but he can only understand things that are true, for if the things be false, the apprehension of them is not understanding.
Sir Isaac Newton
Every body continues in its state of rest, or of uniform motion in a right line, unless it is compelled to change that state by forces impressed upon it.
I keep the subject of my inquiry constantly before me, and wait till the first dawning opens gradually, by little and little, into a full and clear light.
Once very near the end I said, 'If you can -- if it is allowed -- come to me when I too am on my death bed.' 'Allowed!' she said. 'Heaven would have a job to hold me; and as for Hell, I'd break it into bits.
If I have made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent.
The Christian ministry is the worst of all trades, but the best of all professions.
Yet one thing secures us what ever betide, the scriptures assures us the Lord will provide.
If I have done the public any service, it is due to my patient thought.
If I am anything, which I highly doubt, I have made myself so by hard work.
This most beautiful system The Universe could only proceed from the dominion of an intelligent and powerful Being.
Dare to live the life you have dreamed for yourself. Go forward and make your dreams come true.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To be a good diarist, one must have a snouty, sneaky mind.
Our age knows nothing but reaction, and leaps from one extreme to another.
And so it goes...
I was too young that time to value her,But now I know her. If she be a traitor, Why, so am I. We still have slept together,Rose at an instant, learned, played, eat together,And wheresoe'er we went, like Juno's swans,Still we went coupled and inseparable.
The universal regard for money is the one hopeful fact in our civilization
George Bernard Shaw
Of all the things I've lost, I miss my mind the most
In rivers and bad governments, the lightest things swim at the top
I wonder if we are all wrong about each other, if we are just composing unwritten novels about the people we meet?
The one duty we owe to history is to rewrite it.
All men should have a drop of treason in their veins, if nations are not to go soft like so many sleepy pears.
Men must be capable of imagining and executing and insisting on social change if they are to reform or even maintain civilization, and capable too of furnishing the rebellion which is sometimes necessary if society is not to perish of immobility.
All good biography, as all good fiction, comes down to the study of original sin, of our inherent disposition to choose death when we ought to choose life.
If by that you mean that I dislike celebrity magazines, prefer food to anorexia, refuse to watch TV shows about models, and hate the color pink, then yes. I am proud to be not really a girl.
My eyes are usually described as golden...and luminous.
Trees, how many of 'em do we need to look at?
Yet some happiness must and would arise, from the very conviction, that he did suffer.
The easy confidence with which I know another man's religion is folly teaches me to suspect that my own is also.
I offer you peace. I offer you love. I offer you friendship. I see your beauty. I hear your need. I feel your feelings.
Every one is worthy of love, except him who thinks that he is. Love is asacrament that should be taken kneeling.
Equal and exact justice to all men, of whatever state or persuasion.
No longer diverted by other emotions, I work the way a cow grazes.
If you look like your passport picture you're too ill to travel.
There are people who think that honesty is always the best policy. This is a superstition; there are times when the appearance of it is worth six of it.
Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
E. L. Konigsburg
Taken on the whole, I would believe that Gandhi's views were the most enlightened of all the political men in our time. We should strive to do things in his spirit... not to use violence in fighting for our cause, but by non-participation in what we believe is evil.
What I am seeing right now is a man who is so dominated by his mother that he is willing to throw away his marriage in order to protect her from the trauma of growing up and acting like an adult.
Orson Scott Card
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