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The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Cowards can never be moral.
Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
Don't part with your illusions. When they are gone you may still exist, but you have ceased to live.
I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I can't find anybody who can tell me what they want.
It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves from all let this be heard some does it with a bitter look some with a flattering word the coward does it with a kiss the brave man with the sword.
Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, yet no one agrees on just what it is.
I was nauseous and tingly all over. I was either in love or I had smallpox.
Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love, you want the other person.
The more connections you and your lover make, not just between your bodies, but between your minds, your hearts, and your souls, the more you will strengthen the fabric of your relationship, and the more real moments you will experience together.
No man can serve two masters. [Matthew 6:24]
No man dies for what he knows to be true. Men die for what they want to be true, for what some terror in their hearts tells them is not true.
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer.
The kiss. There are all sorts of kisses, lad, from the sticky confection to the kiss of death. Of them all, the kiss of an actress is the most unnerving. How can we tell if she means it or if she's just practicing?
It is the passion that is in a kiss that gives to it its sweetness; it is the affection in a kiss that sanctifies it.
A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.
They flaunt their conjugal felicity in one's face, as if it were the most fascinating of sins.
If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life.
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.
Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.
When one is in love, one always begins by deceiving one's self, and one always ends by deceiving others. That is what the world calls a romance.
What is mind but motion in the intellectual sphere?
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
Experience is the name we give to our mistakes.
Wicked men obey from fear; good men, from love.
Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living.
Your mind is what makes everything else work.
Mind is the Master--power that molds and makes, and Man is Mind, and ever more he takes the Tool of Thought, and shaping what he wills, brings forth a thousand joys, a thousand ills--He thinks in secret and it comes to pass; Environment is but his looking-glass.
The center that I cannot find is known to my unconscious mind.
The two qualities which chiefly inspire regard and affection [Are] that a thing is your own and that it is your only one.
Most people would rather give than get affection.
Love, by its very nature, is unworldly, and it is for this reason rather than its rarity that it is not only apolitical but anti-political, perhaps the most powerful of all anti-political human forces.
Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
It is only the modern that ever becomes old-fashioned.
Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.
I can forget my very existence in a deep kiss of you.
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing.
Love is a force more formidable than any other. It is invisible -- it cannot be seen or measured, yet it is powerful enough to transform you in a moment, and offer you more joy than any material possession could.
What's so remarkable about Love at first sight? It's when people have been looking at each other for years that it becomes remarkable.
Love's greatest gift is its ability to make everything it touches sacred.
Well-ordered self-love is right and natural.
What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Life! Life! Don't let us go to life for our fulfillment or our experience. It is a thing narrowed by circumstances, incoherent in its utterance, and without that fine correspondence of form and spirit which is the only thing that can satisfy the artistic
One's real life is so often the life that one does not lead.
Fashion is a form of ugliness so intolerable that we have to alter it every six months.
People who love only once in their lives are shallow people. What they call their loyalty, and their fidelity, I call either the lethargy of custom or their lack of imagination. Faithfulness is to the emotional life what consistency is to the life of the intellect -- simply a confession of failures.
Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.
An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
The past is of no importance. The present is of no importance. It is with the future that we have to deal. For the past is what man should not have been. The present is what man ought not to be. The future is what artists are.
The longer I live the more keenly I feel that whatever was good enough for our fathers is not good enough for us.
I can't help detesting my relations. I suppose it comes from the fact that none of us can stand other people having the same faults as ourselves.
Misfortunes one can endure -- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults -- Ah! there is the sting of life.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Dullness is the coming of age of seriousness.
The whole theory of modern education is radically unsound. Fortunately in England, at any rate, education produces no effect whatsoever. If it did, it would prove a serious danger to the upper classes, and probably lead to acts of violence.
Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
A man cannot be too careful in the choice of his enemies.
The great events of life often leave one unmoved; they pass out of consciousness, and, when one thinks of them, become unreal. Even the scarlet flowers of passion seem to grow in the same meadow as the poppies of oblivion.
I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best.
Experience is one thing you can't get for nothing.
Genius lasts longer than Beauty. That accounts for the fact that we all take such pains to over-educate ourselves.
The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.
Man can believe the impossible, but man can never believe the improbable.
To do nothing at all is the most difficult thing in the world, the most difficult and the most intellectual.
Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love: it is the faithless who know love's tragedies.
I am not young enough to know everything.
The liar at any rate recognizes that recreation, not instruction, is the aim of conversation, and is a far more civilized being than the blockhead who loudly expresses his disbelief in a story which is told simply for the amusement of the company.
As one knows the poet by his fine music, so one can recognize the liar by his rich rhythmic utterance, and in neither case will the casual inspiration of the moment suffice. Here, as elsewhere, practice must precede perfection.
To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.
Imagination is a quality given a man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is.
Ignorance is like a delicate fruit; touch it, and the bloom is gone.
Ambition is the last refuge of failure.
There is no country in the world where machinery is so lovely as in America.
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.
If you pretend to be good, the world takes you very seriously. If you pretend to be bad, it doesn't. Such is the astounding stupidity of optimism.
When we are happy we are always good, but when we are good we are not always happy.
The brotherhood of man is not a mere poet's dream: it is a most depressing and humiliating reality.
It is because Humanity has never known where it was going that it has been able to find its way.
How clever you are, my dear! You never mean a single word you say.
Society often forgives the criminal; it never forgives the dreamer.
We're all of us sentenced to solitary confinement inside our own skins, for life!
Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and myself founded empires; but what foundation did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded an empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for Him.
Sex -- the great inequality, the great miscalculator, the great Irritator.
A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.
There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
I am dying from the treatment of too many physicians.
Remember upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all.
The higher the building the lower the morals.
My mind withdrew its thoughts from experience, extracting itself from the contradictory throng of sensuous images, that it might find out what that light was wherein it was bathed.... And thus, with the flash of one hurried glance, it attained to the vision of That Which Is.
Charles V. said that a man who knew four languages was worth four men; and Alexander the Great so valued learning, that he used to say he was more indebted to Aristotle for giving him knowledge that, than his father Philip for giving him life.
Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing what's right.
For what is the best choice, for each individual is the highest it is possible for him to achieve.
Hope is a waking dream.
No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness.
The energy of the mind is the essence of life.
We praise a man who feels angry on the right grounds and against the right persons and also in the right manner at the right moment and for the right length of time.
Anyone can become angry -- that is easy. But to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way -- this is not easy.
At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.
Morality is a private and costly luxury.
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
If two friends ask you to judge a dispute, don't accept, because you will lose one friend; on the other hand, if two strangers come with the same request, accept because you will gain one friend.
Women's Liberation calls it enslavement but the real truth about the sexual revolution is that it has made of sex an almost chaotically limitless and therefore unmanageable realm in the life of women.
You can't remember sex. You can remember the fact of it, and recall the setting, and even the details, but the sex of the sex cannot be remembered, the substantive truth of it, it is by nature self-erasing, you can remember its anatomy and be left with a judgment as to the degree of your liking of it, but whatever it is as a splurge of being, as a loss, as a charge of the conviction of love stopping your heart like your execution, there is no memory of it in the brain, only the deduction that it happened and that time passed, leaving you with a silhouette that you want to fill in again.
We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
The sadness of the women's movement is that they don't allow the necessity of love. See, I don't personally trust any revolution where love is not allowed.
I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life's a bitch. You've got to go out and kick ass.
We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.
My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.
Life loves to be taken by the lapel and told: I'm with you kid. Let's go.
The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity. It is man's last desperate stand at superintendency.
If it weren't for pickpockets, I'd have no sex life at all.
It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
If we live good lives, the times are also good. As we are, such are the times.
God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.
My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.
Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.
Before you give up hope, turn back and read the attacks that were made on Lincoln.
The question of sexual dominance can exist only in the nightmare of that soul which has armed itself, totally, against the possibility of the changing motion of conquest and surrender, which is love.
For once you must try not to shirk the facts: mankind is kept alive by bestial acts.
Man is a goal seeking animal. His life only has meaning if he is reaching out and striving for his goals.
There is no great genius without a mixture of madness.
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
We must love one another or die.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Love, and do what you like.
Real love stories never have endings.
Do you want to know a good way to fall in love? Just associate with all your pleasant experiences with someone, and disassociate from all the unpleasant ones.
If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Naturally, love's the most distant possibility.
You are never given a dream without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.
Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Sweet are the uses of adversity, Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous, Wears yet a precious jewel in his head; And this our life, exempt from public haunt, Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, Sermons in stones, and good in everything.
I shall the effect of this good lesson keeps as watchman to my heart.
I never approve, or disapprove, of anything now. It is an absurd attitude to take towards life. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices. I never take any notice of what common people say, and I never interfere with what charming people do.
Morality is the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.

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