gigi - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[In spite of his practical ability, some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.]]> <![CDATA[I rarely speak about God. To God, yes. I protest against Him. I shout at Him. But to open a discourse about the qualities of God, about the problems that God imposes, theodicy, no. And yet He is there, in silence, in filigree.]]> <![CDATA[My wife is always trying to get rid of me. The other day she told me to put the garbage out. I said to her I already did. She told me to go and keep an eye on it.]]> <![CDATA[What's the difference between the music of my generation and today s. Our songs were about Love and Romance, today's music is chiefly about sex; which I might add gets a little boring.]]> <![CDATA[Who ever loved that loved not at first sight?]]> <![CDATA[I quote others in order to better express myself.]]> <![CDATA[No one should be astonished if in the following discussion of completely new princedoms and of the prince and of government, I bring up the noblest examples. Because, since men almost always walk in the paths beaten by others and carry on their affairs by imitatingeven though it is not possible to keep wholly in the paths of others or to attain the ability of those you imitatea prudent man will always choose to take paths beaten by great men and to imitate those who have been especially admirable, in order that if his ability does not reach theirs, at least it may offer some suggestion of it; and he will act like prudent archers, who, seeing that the mark they plan to hit is too far away and knowing what space can be covered by the power of their bows, take an aim much higher than their mark, not in order to reach with their arrows so great a height, but to be able, with the aid of so high an aim, to attain their purpose.]]> <![CDATA[Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.]]> <![CDATA[Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.]]> <![CDATA[There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.]]> <![CDATA[Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.]]> <![CDATA[Sticks and stones may break your bones when there's anger to impart. Spiteful words can hurt your feelings but silence breaks your heart. Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.]]> <![CDATA[I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is a brief lunacy.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is as a stone cast into a wasp's nest.]]> <![CDATA[Anger is short madness]]> <![CDATA[Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.]]> <![CDATA[The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.]]> <![CDATA[The key to any game is to use your strengths and hide your weaknesses.]]> <![CDATA[Love is what we are born with. Fear is what we learn. The spiritual journey is the unlearning of fear and prejudices and the acceptance of love back in our hearts. Love is the essential reality and our purpose on earth. To be consciously aware of it, to experience love in ourselves and others, is the meaning of life. Meaning does not lie in things. Meaning lies in us.]]> <![CDATA[A true friend unbosoms freely, advises justly, assists readily, adventures boldly, takes all patiently, defends courageously, and continues a friend unchangeably.]]> <![CDATA[I am speaking now of the highest duty we owe our friends, the noblest, the most sacred --that of keeping their own nobleness, goodness, pure and incorrupt. If we let our friend become cold and selfish and exacting without a remonstrance, we are no true lover, no true friend.]]> <![CDATA[Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music -- the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.]]> <![CDATA[It struck me that the movies had spent more than half a century saying, They lived happily ever after and the following quarter-century warning that they'll be lucky to make it through the weekend. Possibly now we are now entering a third era in which the movies will be sounding a note of cautious optimism: You know it just might work.]]> <![CDATA[Television thrives on unreason, and unreason thrives on television. It strikes at the emotions rather than the intellect.]]> <![CDATA[Books are divided into two classes, the books of the hour and the books of all time.]]> <![CDATA[My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.]]> <![CDATA[Those who are more adapted to the active life can prepare themselves for contemplation in the practice of the active life, while those who are more adapted to the contemplative life can take upon themselves the works of the active life so as to become yet more apt for contemplation.]]> <![CDATA[A boss creates fear, a leader confidence. A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes. A boss knows all, a leader asks questions. A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting. A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.]]> <![CDATA[All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.]]> <![CDATA[Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.]]> <![CDATA[So why do people keep on watching? The answer, by now, should be perfectly obvious: we love television because television brings us a world in which television does not exist. In fact, deep in their hearts, this is what the spuds crave most: a rich, new, participatory life.]]> <![CDATA[People sometimes say that the way things happen in the movies is unreal, but actually it's the way things happen to you in life that's unreal. The movies make emotions look so strong and real, whereas when things really do happen to you, it's like watching television -- you don't feel anything.]]> <![CDATA[Persist and persevere, and you will find most things that are attainable, possible.]]> <![CDATA[Oh! too convincing -- dangerously dear -- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear!]]> <![CDATA[I'll do my dreaming with my eyes wide open, and I'll do my looking back with my eyes closed.]]> <![CDATA[Only men who are not interested in women are interested in women's clothes. Men who like women never notice what they wear.]]> <![CDATA[Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket.]]> <![CDATA[Some newspapers are fit only to line the bottom of bird cages.]]> <![CDATA[Time is the substance from which I am made. Time is a river which carries me along, but I am the river; it is a tiger that devours me, but I am the tiger; it is a fire that consumes me, but I am the fire.]]> <![CDATA[Write down the most important things you have to do tomorrow. Now, number them in the order of their true importance. The first thing tomorrow morning, start working on an item Number 1, and stay with it until completed. Then take item Number 2 the same way. Then Number 3, and so on. Don't worry if you don't complete everything on the schedule. At least you will have completed the most important projects before getting to the less important ones.]]> <![CDATA[The Jews generally give value. They make you pay; but they deliver the goods. In my experience the men who want something for nothing are invariably Christians.]]> <![CDATA[Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.]]> <![CDATA[Where there is a will, there is a way. If there is a chance in a million that you can do something, anything, to keep what you want from ending, do it. Pry the door open or, if need be, wedge your foot in that door and keep it open.]]> <![CDATA[People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat. They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.]]> <![CDATA[Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it. It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.]]> <![CDATA[There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.]]> <![CDATA[England is paradise for women, and hell for horses: Italy is a paradise for horses, hell for women.]]> <![CDATA[You don't seem to realize that a poor person who is unhappy is in a better position than a rich person who is unhappy. Because the poor person has hope. He thinks money would help.]]> <![CDATA[A smart person knows what to say, a wise person knows whether or not to say it.]]> <![CDATA[To a well deserving person God will show favor. To an ill deserving person He will simply be just.]]> <![CDATA[I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world.]]> <![CDATA[It is almost as difficult to keep a first class person in a fourth class job, as it is to keep a fourth class person in a first class job.]]> <![CDATA[In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.]]> <![CDATA[Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.]]> <![CDATA[If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.]]> <![CDATA[There goes a saying, and 'twas shrewdly said, Old fish at table, but young flesh in bed.]]> <![CDATA[No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.]]> <![CDATA[In a completely sane world, madness is the only freedom!]]> <![CDATA[The world has always gone through periods of madness so as to advance a bit on the road to reason.]]> <![CDATA[Madness is tonic and invigorating. It makes the sane more sane. The only ones who are unable to profit by it are the insane.]]> <![CDATA[If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.]]> <![CDATA[A celibate, like the fly in the heart of an apple, dwells in a perpetual sweetness, but sits alone, and is confined and dies in singularity.]]> <![CDATA[A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.]]> <![CDATA[An unattempted lady could not vaunt of her chastity.]]> <![CDATA[These people abstain, it is true: but the bitch Sensuality glares enviously out of all they do.]]> <![CDATA[Your old virginity is like one of our French withered pears: it looks ill, it eats dryly.]]> <![CDATA[God hath prepared a little coronet or special reward (extraordinary and beside the great crown of all faithful souls) for those who have not defiled themselves with women.]]> <![CDATA[Narcissus does not fall in love with his reflection because it is beautiful, but because it is his. If it were his beauty that enthralled him, he would be set free in a few years by its fading.]]> <![CDATA[See the man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope for a fool than for him. [Proverbs 26:7]]]> <![CDATA[Of great wealth there is no real use, except in its distribution, the rest is just conceit.]]> <![CDATA[Conceit in weakest bodies works the strongest.]]> <![CDATA[People who do not know how to laugh are always pompous and self-conceited.]]> <![CDATA[Conceit is incompatible with understanding.]]> <![CDATA[Conceit is God's gift to little men.]]> <![CDATA[Conceit is bragging about yourself. Confidence means you believe you can get the job done.]]> <![CDATA[Had we not loved ourselves at all, we could never have been obliged to love anything. So that self-love is the basis of all love.]]> <![CDATA[Conceit is a queer disease -- it makes everyone Sick except the person who has it.]]> <![CDATA[I wept not, so to stone within I grew.]]> <![CDATA[It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.]]> <![CDATA[Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.]]> <![CDATA[He does not weep who does not see.]]> <![CDATA[There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.]]> <![CDATA[Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.]]> <![CDATA[The rule in carving holds good as to criticism; never cut with a knife what you can cut with a spoon.]]> <![CDATA[No sadder proof can be given of a person's own tiny stature, than their disbelief in great people.]]> <![CDATA[They condemn what they do not understand.]]> <![CDATA[What the public criticizes in you, cultivate. It is you.]]> <![CDATA[Reviewers are usually people who would have been, poets, historians, biographer, if they could. They have tried their talents at one thing or another and have failed; therefore they turn critic.]]> <![CDATA[Men over forty are no judges of a book written in a new spirit.]]> <![CDATA[Strike the dog dead, it's but a critic!]]> <![CDATA[If you must speak ill of another, do not speak it, write it in the sand near the water's edge]]> <![CDATA[If you burn your neighbors house down, it doesn't make your house look any better.]]> <![CDATA[To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.]]> <![CDATA[A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.]]> <![CDATA[Twenty years a child; twenty years running wild; twenty years a mature man --and after that, praying.]]> <![CDATA[There is none more lonely than the man who loves only himself.]]> <![CDATA[One aged man -- one man -- can't fill a house.]]> <![CDATA[We enter the world alone, we leave the world alone.]]> <![CDATA[It is very lonely sometimes, trying to play God.]]> <![CDATA[The essence of this man [Richard M. Nixon] is loneliness.]]> <![CDATA[Strife is better than loneliness.]]> <![CDATA[To live alone is the fate of all great souls.]]> <![CDATA[Those who seek happiness miss it, and those who discuss it, lack it.]]> <![CDATA[I want someone to laugh with me, someone to be grave with me, someone to please me and help my discrimination with his or her own remark, and at times, no doubt, to admire my acuteness and penetration.]]> <![CDATA[There is no arguing with him, for if his pistol misses fire, he knocks you down with the butt end of it.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.]]> <![CDATA[If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[Lord, deliver me from the person who never makes a mistake, and also from the person who makes the same mistake twice.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are the portals of discovery.]]> <![CDATA[I never make stupid mistakes. Only very, very clever ones.]]> <![CDATA[Rest in peace. The Mistake shall not be repeated.]]> <![CDATA[In politics... never retreat, never retract... never admit a mistake.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.]]> <![CDATA[I have learned more from my mistakes than from my successes.]]> <![CDATA[The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything]]> <![CDATA[It's easy to stop making mistakes. Just stop having ideas.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life.]]> <![CDATA[An optimist is a girl who mistakes a bulge for a curve.]]> <![CDATA[Do not fear mistakes. You will know failure. Continue to reach out.]]> <![CDATA[A man who never made a mistake, never made anything worth a darn.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing wrong with making mistakes. Just don't respond with errors.]]> <![CDATA[Pay attention to your enemies for they are the first to discover your mistakes.]]> <![CDATA[No man chooses evil because it is evil; he only mistakes it for happiness.]]> <![CDATA[You must learn from your past mistakes, but not lean on your past successes.]]> <![CDATA[A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.]]> <![CDATA[While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, another is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.]]> <![CDATA[One of the commonest mistakes is thinking your worries are over when your children get married.]]> <![CDATA[Learn from the mistakes of others -- you can never live long enough to make them all yourself.]]> <![CDATA[Murder is always a mistake. One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner.]]> <![CDATA[The sooner you make your first five thousand mistakes the sooner you will be able to correct them.]]> <![CDATA[Mistakes are a great educator when one is honest enough to admit them and willing to learn from them.]]> <![CDATA[To select the wrong person for a job is a common mistake; not to remove him/her is a fatal weakness.]]> <![CDATA[He that never changes his opinion never corrects mistakes and will never be wiser on the morrow than he is today.]]> <![CDATA[Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.]]> <![CDATA[My great mistake, the fault for which I can't forgive myself, is that one day I ceased my obstinate pursuit of my own individuality.]]> <![CDATA[An excuse is worse than a lie, for an excuse is a lie, guarded.]]> <![CDATA[If a man deceives me once, shame on him; if he deceives me twice, shame on me.]]> <![CDATA[I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth, and they never believe me.]]> <![CDATA[Deceive the rich and powerful if you will, but don't insult them.]]> <![CDATA[First appearance deceives many.]]> <![CDATA[The priesthood is a marriage. People often start by falling in love, and they go on for years without realizing that love must change into some other love which is so unlike it that it can hardly be recognized as love at all.]]> <![CDATA[Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met -- or never parted -- we had never been broken-hearted.]]> <![CDATA[In prayer it is better to have a heart without words than words without a heart.]]> <![CDATA[The heart of a fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of a wise man is in his heart.]]> <![CDATA[Follow your heart, but be quiet for a while first. Ask questions, then feel the answer. Learn to trust your heart.]]> <![CDATA[The condition of an enlightened mind is a surrendered heart.]]> <![CDATA[Soft words win hard hearts.]]>