Quote me as saying I was mis-quoted.
Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire; you will what you imagine; and at last you create what you will.
George Bernard Shaw
The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them; that's the essence of inhumanity.
My way of joking is to tell the truth. It's the funniest joke in the world.
Politics is the ability to foretell what is going to happen tomorrow, next week, next month and next year. And to have the ability afterwards to explain why it didn't happen.
In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
It is a woman's business to get married as soon as possible, and a man's to keep unmarried as long as he can.
It is not the language of painters but the language of nature which one should listen to, the feeling for the things themselves, for reality is more important than the feeling for pictures.
Vincent Van Gogh
Cherish your visions and your dreams, as they are the children of your soul the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
It is neither wealth nor splendor; but tranquillity and occupation which give happiness.
To compel a man to furnish contributions of money for the propagation of opinions which he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Pride costs more than hunger, thirst and cold.
The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
The selfish spirit of commerce, which knows no country, and feels no passion or principle but that of gain.
Tranquility is the old man's milk.
Traveling makes a man wiser, but less happy.
I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.
A poet can survive anything but a misprint.
No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist.
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.
C. S. Lewis
One must know oneself. If this does not serve to discover truth, it at least serves as a rule of life and there is nothing better.
One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything except a good reputation.
Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination
If people think nature is their friend, then they sure don't need an enemy.
Concerning God, freewill and destiny: Of all that earth has been or yet may be, all that vain men imagine or believe, or hope can paint or suffering may achieve, we descanted.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
What's going to change in the future? Better to ask what will not change.
Fear follows crime and is its punishment.
For anything worth having one must pay the price; and the price is always work, patience, love, self-sacrifice -- no paper currency, no promises to pay, but the gold of real service.
The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.
It is possible to commit no mistakes and still lose. That is not weakness, that is life.
Captain Jean-Luc Picard
It's dÃ©jÃ vu all over again.
In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.
The first requisite of a good citizen in this republic of ours is that he shall be able and willing to pull his weight.
A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car; but if he has a university education, he may steal the whole railroad.
The government is us; we are the government, you and I.
And be on they guard against the good and the just! They would fain curcify those who devise their own virtue -- they hate the lonesome ones.
Friedrich Nietzsche, Thus Spake
In art, all who have done something other than their predecessors have merited the epithet of revolutionary; and it is they alone who are masters.
Beauty is all very well at first sight but who ever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
My reputation grows with every failure.
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