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The world itself is pregnant with failure, is the perfect manifestation of imperfection, of the consciousness of failure.

Example moves the world more than doctrine. The great exemplars are the poets of action, and it makes little difference whether they be forces for good or forces for evil.
The dreamer whose dreams are non-utilitarian has no place in this world. In this world the poet is anathema, the thinker a fool, the artist an escapist, the man of vision a criminal.
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
I have always looked upon decay as being just as wonderful and rich an expression of life as growth.
Be who you are and say what you feel, because the people who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Being an intellectual creates a lot of questions and no answers. You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings. That's what music is to me.
Committee: A group of the unwilling, picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.
A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why aren't we like that wise old bird?
Progress is a tide. If we stand still we will surely be drowned. To stay on the crest, we have to keep moving.
You can conquer almost any fear if you will only make up your mind to do so. For remember, fear doesn't exist anywhere except in the mind.
Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forward.
The truth comes as conqueror only because we have lost the art of receiving it as guest.
I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door -- or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
Look down at me and you see a fool; look up at me and you see a God; look straight at me and you see yourself.
We're not in Wonderland anymore Alice.
You want to kill me? Ha! I'm already dead, have been all my life.
You expect to break me? Impossible! You broke me years ago. You killed me years ago...
Don't play what's there, play what's not there.
Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
I believe that I am in hell, therefore I am there.
One evening I sat Beauty on my knees --And I found her bitter --And I reviled her.
I am not concerned that I am not known, I seek to be worthy to be known.
The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
Great dancers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
We should consider every day lost in which we have not danced at least once.
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton was the one who asked why.
Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
When life gets you down, sometimes it's best to just stay down for a moment, let yourself rest... and then get up later.
Vanity is a vital aid to nature: completely and absolutely necessary to life. It is one of nature's ways to bind you to the earth.
Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the non-pharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality.
Most people would rather die than think: many do.
Love is that condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Life is too short to Fuck Everyone you want
What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.
For what we call illusions are often, in truth, a wider vision of past and present realities --a willing movement of a man's soul with the larger sweep of the world's forces --a movement towards a more assured end than the chances of a single life.
Therefore trust to thy heart, and to what the world calls illusions.
The man who has no imagination has no wings.
The soul without imagination is what an observatory would be without a telescope.
Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it.
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
In the end, it is the person you become, not the things you have achieved, that is the most important.
Live out of your imagination instead of out of your memory.
If you don't stand up for something, you may fall for anything.
You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.
Youth is the time to go flashing from one end of the world to the other to try the manners of different nations; to hear the chimes at midnight; to see the sunrise in town and country; to be converted at a revival; to circumnavigate the metaphysics, write halting verses, run a mile to see a fire, and wait all day long in the theatre to applaud Hernani.
The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.
Love is the last relay and ultimate outposts of eternity.
The Mediterranean has the color of mackerel, changeable I mean. You don't always know if it is green or violet, you can't even say it's blue, because the next moment the changing reflection has taken on a tint of rose or gray.
Immature love says: I love you because I need you. Mature love says: I need you because I love you.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
The great art of life is sensation, to feel that we exist, even in pain.
Pains of love be sweeter far than all the other pleasures are.
Pain and death are a part of life. To reject them is to reject life itself.
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Never a lip is curved with pain That can't be kissed into smiles again.
I find, by experience, that the mind and the body are more than married, for they are most intimately united; and when one suffers, the other sympathizes.
The mind profits by the wrecks of every passion.
Man's mind is not a container to be filled but rather a fire to be kindled.
Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.
Where there is an open mind, there will always be a frontier.
Irony is the hygiene of the mind.
The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
What impresses men is not mind, but the result of mind.
We should look to the mind, and not to the outward appearance.
Old minds are like old horses; you must exercise them if you wish to keep them in working order.
Your mind is what makes everything else work.
A book worth reading is worth buying.
The empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.
If you never change your mind, why have one?
He then learns that in going down into the secrets of his own mind he has descended into the secrets of all minds.
This is where you will win the battle -- in the playhouse of your mind.
Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as you can change your beliefs.
A mind grows by what it feeds on.
There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge.
Just as our eyes need light in order to see, our minds need ideas in order to conceive.
We do not have to visit a madhouse to find disordered minds; our planet is the mental institution of the universe.
Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
The more you use your brain, the more brain you will have to use.
The Brain is wider than the sky-.
Minds are like parachutes, they only function when they are open.
Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
All that we see or seem, is but a dream within a dream.
Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called Living is conquered at last.
The clog of all pleasure, the luggage of life, is the best can be said for a very good wife.
All men would be cowards if they could.
Here lies our Sovereign Lord, the King whose word no man relies on: He never said a foolish thing nor ever did a wise one.
It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up.
Nothing is so firmly believed as that which we least know.
The writer who neglects punctuation, or mispunctuates, is liable to be misunderstood for the want of merely a comma, it often occurs that an axiom appears a paradox, or that a sarcasm is converted into a sermonoid.
It will be found, in fact, that the ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic.
All religion, my friend, is simply evolved out of fraud, fear, greed, imagination, and poetry.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
That pleasure which is at once the most pure, the most elevating and the most intense, is derived, I maintain, from the contemplation of the beautiful.
Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.
With me poetry has not been a purpose, but a passion.
There is something in the unselfish and self-sacrificing love of a brute, which goes directly to the heart of him who has had frequent occasion to test the paltry friendship and gossamer fidelity of mere Man.
I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.
My own experience is that a certain kind of genius among students is best brought out in bed.
Theories and goals of education don't matter a whit if you do not consider your students to be human beings.
I believe that the testing of the student's achievements in order to see if he meets some criterion held by the teacher, is directly contrary to the implications of therapy for significant learning.
Nothing we use or hear or touch can be expressed in words that equal what we are given by the senses.
A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
I am a dreamer of words, of written words. I think I am reading; a word stops me. I leave the page. The syllables of the word begin to move around. Stressed accents begin to invert. The word abandons its meaning like an overload which is too heavy and prevents dreaming. Then words take on other meanings as if they had the right to be young. And the words wander away, looking in the nooks and crannies of vocabulary for new company, bad company.
The words of the world want to make sentences.
The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine
We do not count a man's years until he has nothing else to count.
When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.
Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
How much of human life is lost in waiting.
The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief.
There is a time in every man's education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide.
The secret in education lies in respecting the student.
In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
My darkness has been filled with the light of intelligence, and behold, the outer day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
There's none so blind as they that won't see.
It's sad that, in our blindness we gather thorns for flowers
Blood will tell, but often it tells too much.
A pint of sweat will save a gallon of blood.
Those who can, do, those who can't teach; and those who can do neither, administer.
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is inefficiency. An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Bureaucracy, the rule of no one, has become the modern form of despotism.
Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.
A mental disease has swept the planet: banalization presented with the alternative of love or a garbage disposal unit, young people of all countries have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
There is a harmony in autumn, and a luster in its sky, which through the summer is not heard or seen, as if it could not be, as if it had not been!
No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority.
Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.
The greatest of all sins is stupidity.
We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.
She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some have unwittingly entertained angels. [Hebrews 13:2]
If an angel were ever to tell us anything of his philosophy I believe many propositions would sound like 2 times 2 equals 13.
Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth unseen, both when we sleep and when we awake.
We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other.
No oppression is so heavy or lasting as that which is inflicted by the perversion and exorbitance of legal authority.
Nothing strengthens authority so much as silence.
Authority has every reason to fear the skeptic, for authority can rarely survive in the face of doubt.
I put a piece of paper under my pillow, and when I could not sleep I wrote in the dark.
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.
I should not talk so much about myself if there were anybody else whom I knew as well.
Realize that if you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Courage is fear holding on a minute longer.

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