Pride and power fall when the person falls, but discoveries of truth form legacies that can be built upon for generations.
If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.
Much of the modern resistance to chastity comes from men's belief that they own their bodies -- those vast and perilous estates, pulsating with the energy that made the worlds, in which they find themselves without their consent and from which they are ejected at the pleasure of Another!
Wars of nations are fought to change maps. But wars of poverty are fought to map change.
The fundamental laws are in the long run merely statements that every event is itself and not some different event.
The value given to the testimony of any feeling must depend on our whole philosophy, not our whole philosophy on a feeling.
But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.
Nothing is so contagious as example and we never do any great good or evil which does not produce its like.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?
It is hard to have patience with people who say There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.
To predict the behavior of ordinary people in advance, you only have to assume that they will always try to escape a disagreeable situation with the smallest possible expenditure of intelligence.
I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet, so he gave me pep pills. Know what happened? I ate faster.
Joe E. Lewis
Let advertisers spend the same amount of money improving their product that they do on advertising and they wouldn't have to advertise it.
Show me a friend in need and I'll show you a pest.
I've been on such a losing streak that if I had been around I would have taken General Custer and given points.
Be interested in finding the best way, not in having it your way.
I always wake up at the crack of ice.
Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don't drink any more than the man next to me, and the man next to me is Dean Martin.
There are no easy answers' but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
A man is never drunk if he can lay on the floor without holding on.
What we feel and think and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and viscera.
I drink to forget I drink.
So, I must be taken as I have been made. The success is not mine, the failure is not mine, but the two together make me.
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
I would take a bomb, but I can't stand the noise.
It is Homer who has chiefly taught other poets the art of telling lies skillfully.
It pays to get drunk with the best people.
Truth is certainly a branch of morality and a very important one to society.
You only live once -- but if you work it right, once is enough.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Michel de Montaigne
I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink.
A skilful leech is better far, than half a hundred men of war.
Show me a man with both feet on the ground and I'll show you a man who can't get his pants on.
I am not the only person who uses his computer mainly for the purpose of diddling with his computer.
They had me on the operating table all day. They looked into my stomach, my gall bladder, they examined everything inside of me. Know what they decided? I need glasses.
Some people are born on third base and go through life thinking they hit a triple.
I'm still chasing girls. I don't remember what for, but I'm still chasing them.
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations.
I fear oblivion. I fear it like the proverbial blind man who's afraid of the dark.
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