paulhbrown - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[I have not placed reading before praying because I regard it more important, but because, in order to pray aright, we must understand what we are praying for.]]> <![CDATA[We are commanded to love God with all our minds, as well as with all our hearts, and we commit a great sin if we forbid or prevent that cultivation of the mind in others which would enable them to perform this duty.]]> <![CDATA[You can lead a boy to college, but you cannot make him think.]]> <![CDATA[Hatred is the madness of the heart.]]> <![CDATA[I hold it to be the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.]]> <![CDATA[In order to become the master, the politician poses as the servant.]]> <![CDATA[Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.]]> <![CDATA[The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; I'm against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.]]> <![CDATA[The jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.]]> <![CDATA[Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.]]> <![CDATA[She wore far too much rouge last night and not quite enough clothes. That is always a sign of despair in a woman.]]> <![CDATA[Americans are like a rich father who wishes he knew how to give his son the hardships that made him rich.]]> <![CDATA[How can you govern a country with two hundred and forty six varieties of cheese?]]> <![CDATA[Since a politician never believes what he says, he is surprised when others believe him.]]> <![CDATA[I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.]]> <![CDATA[Why abandon a belief merely because it ceases to be true? Cling to it long enough and... it will turn true again, for so it goes. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.]]> <![CDATA[Every great man nowadays has his disciples, and it is usually Judas who writes the biography.]]> <![CDATA[A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.]]> <![CDATA[And were an epitaph to be my story I'd have a short one ready for my own. I would have written of me on my stone: I had a lover's quarrel with the world.]]> <![CDATA[And nothing to look backward to with pride, and nothing to look forward to with hope.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest thing in family life is to take a hint when a hint is intended -- and not to take a hint when a hint isn't intended.]]> <![CDATA[You don't have to deserve your mother's love. You have to deserve your father s. He's more particular. The father is always a Republican towards his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.]]> <![CDATA[A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.]]> <![CDATA[A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom.]]> <![CDATA[When I am right, I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.]]> <![CDATA[The first thing I do in the morning is to make my bed and while I am making up my bed I am making up my mind as to what kind of a day I am going to have.]]> <![CDATA[Half the world is composed of people who have something to say and can't, and the other half who have nothing to say and keep on saying it.]]> <![CDATA[I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.]]> <![CDATA[A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.]]> <![CDATA[There never was any heart truly great and generous, that was not also tender and compassionate.]]> <![CDATA[You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.]]> <![CDATA[The only way around is through.]]> <![CDATA[A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.]]> <![CDATA[There is the fear that we shan't prove worthy in the eyes of someone who knows us at least as well as we know ourselves. That is the fear of God. And there is the fear of Man --fear that men won't understand us and we shall be cut of from them.]]> <![CDATA[Diplomats are useful only in fair weather. As soon as it rains, they drown in every drop.]]> <![CDATA[Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of 30.]]> <![CDATA[Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.]]> <![CDATA[No memory of having starred atones for later disregard, or keeps the end from being hard.]]> <![CDATA[What is this talked-of mystery of birth but being mounted bareback on the earth?]]> <![CDATA[I often say of George Washington that he was one of the few in the whole history of the world who was not carried away by power.]]> <![CDATA[Two such as you with such a master speed cannot be parted nor be swept away from one another once you are agreed that life is only life forevermore together wing to wing and oar to oar.]]> <![CDATA[The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.]]> <![CDATA[Technology has advanced more in the last thirty years than in the previous two thousand. The exponential increase in advancement will only continue. Anthropological Commentary The opposite of a trivial truth is false; the opposite of a great truth is also true.]]> <![CDATA[There are trivial truths and the great truths. The opposite of a trivial truth is plainly false. The opposite of a great truth is also true.]]> <![CDATA[Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.]]> <![CDATA[If anybody says he can think about quantum physics without getting giddy, that only shows he has not understood the first thing about them.]]> <![CDATA[All marriages are happy it's living together afterwards that causes all the problems.]]> <![CDATA[An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes, which can be made, in a very narrow field.]]> <![CDATA[A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.]]> <![CDATA[Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting.]]> <![CDATA[Happiness is like a kiss. You must share it to enjoy it.]]> <![CDATA[Use those talents you have. You will make it. You will give joy to the world. Take this tip from nature: The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.]]> <![CDATA[Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid.]]> <![CDATA[We may give without loving, but we cannot love without giving]]> <![CDATA[Sin, guilt, neurosis --they are one and the same, the fruit of the tree of knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.]]> <![CDATA[When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it--this is knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[You can't know too much, but you can say too much.]]> <![CDATA[To know all is not to forgive all. It is to despise everybody.]]> <![CDATA[You have to believe in God before you can say there are things that man was not meant to know. I don't think there's anything man wasn't meant to know. There are just some stupid things that people shouldn't do.]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be.]]> <![CDATA[I would have the studies elective. Scholarship is to be created not by compulsion, but by awakening a pure interest in knowledge. The wise instructor accomplishes this by opening to his pupils precisely the attractions the study has for himself. The marking is a system for schools, not for the college; for boys, not for men; and it is an ungracious work to put on a professor.]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.]]> <![CDATA[No man can reveal to you nothing but that which already lies half-asleep in the dawning of your knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[We own almost all our knowledge not to those who have agreed but to those who have differed.]]> <![CDATA[The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction. [King Solomon]]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge is the small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.]]> <![CDATA[I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.]]> <![CDATA[The shortest and surest way of arriving at real knowledge is to unlearn the lessons we have been taught, to mount the first principles, and take nobody's word about them.]]> <![CDATA[Some people drink deeply from the fountain of knowledge. Others just gargle.]]> <![CDATA[Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living; the other helps you make a life.]]> <![CDATA[I think I could, if I only knew how to begin. For, you see, so many out-of-the-way things had happened lately that Alice had begun to think that very few things indeed were really impossible.]]> <![CDATA[There's a theory, one I find persuasive, that the quest for knowledge is, at bottom, the search for the answer to the question: Where was I before I was born. In the beginning was what? Perhaps, in the beginning, there was a curious room, a room like this one, crammed with wonders; and now the room and all it contains are forbidden you, although it was made just for you, had been prepared for you since time began, and you will spend all your life trying to remember it.]]> <![CDATA[A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.]]> <![CDATA[The less you know, the more you think you know, because you don't know you don't know.]]> <![CDATA[Only a fool knows everything. A wise man knows how little he knows.]]> <![CDATA[To know that we know what we know, and that we do not know what we do not know, that is true knowledge.]]> <![CDATA[I wish I knew what I know now before.]]> <![CDATA[There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating --people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing.]]> <![CDATA[It is nothing for one to know something unless another knows you know it.]]> <![CDATA[You don't know how much you know until you know how much you don't know.]]> <![CDATA[Who knows most believes least.]]> <![CDATA[Far better is it to know everything of a little than a little of everything.]]> <![CDATA[Those who think they know it all are very annoying to those of us who do.]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge which is divorced from justice, may be called cunning rather than wisdom.]]> <![CDATA[He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.]]> <![CDATA[The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds.]]> <![CDATA[More knowledge may be gained of a man's real character by a short conversation with one of his servants than from a formal and studied narrative, begun with his pedigree and ended with his funeral.]]> <![CDATA[The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it.]]> <![CDATA[The man who is too old to learn was probably always too old to learn.]]> <![CDATA[The greater the knowledge, the greater the doubt.]]> <![CDATA[We live on an island surrounded by a sea of ignorance. As our island of knowledge grows, so does the shore of our ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[No, sir, th dimmycratic party aint on speakin terms with itsilf. Whin ye see two men with white neckties go into a sthreet car an set in opposite corners while wan mutthers Thraiter an th other hisses Miscreent ye can bet theyre two dimmycratic leaders thryin to reunite th gran ol party.]]> <![CDATA[Don't jump on a man unless he is down.]]> <![CDATA[Vice is a creature of such hideous mien... that the more you see it the better you like it.]]> <![CDATA[A rayformer thinks he was ilicted because he was a rayformer, whin th thruth iv th matther is he was ilicted because no wan knew him.]]> <![CDATA[The joys of parents are secret, and so are their grieves and fears.]]> <![CDATA[God almighty first planted a garden: and, indeed, it is the purest of human pleasure.]]> <![CDATA[Our humanity is a poor thing, except for the divinity that stirs within us.]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge is power.]]> <![CDATA[Trust everybody, but cut the cards.]]> <![CDATA[One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need the money the most, are the ones that never have it.]]> <![CDATA[Alcohol is necessary for a man so that he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed be the facts.]]> <![CDATA[As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all Innovations, which are the births of time.]]> <![CDATA[Imagination was given man to compensate for what he is not, and a sense of humor to console him for what he is.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is a good breakfast but a bad supper.]]> <![CDATA[Houses are built to live in, and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had. Leave the goodly fabrics of houses, for beauty only, to the enchanted palaces of the poets; who build them with small cost.]]> <![CDATA[A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.]]> <![CDATA[The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.]]> <![CDATA[Without friends the world is but a wilderness. There is no man that imparteth his joys to his friends, but he joyeth the more; and no man that imparteth his grieves to his friend, but he grieveth the less.]]> <![CDATA[This is certain, that a man that studieth revenge keeps his wounds green, which otherwise would heal and do well.]]> <![CDATA[Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.]]> <![CDATA[God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.]]> <![CDATA[Next to religion, let your care be to promote justice.]]> <![CDATA[A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if He knew the facts of the case.]]> <![CDATA[The French are wiser than they seem, and the Spaniards seem wiser than they are.]]> <![CDATA[Be not penny-wise. Riches have wings. Sometimes they fly away of themselves, and sometimes they must be set flying to bring in more.]]> <![CDATA[Money is like muck, not good except it be spread.]]> <![CDATA[Wives are young men's mistresses; companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. So as a man may have a quarrel to marry when he will.]]> <![CDATA[Nuptial love makes mankind; friendly love perfects it; but wanton love corrupts and debases it.]]> <![CDATA[For a crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love.]]> <![CDATA[Anger makes dull men witty -- but it keeps them poor.]]> <![CDATA[Knowledge and human power are synonymous.]]> <![CDATA[Philosophy when superficially studied, excites doubt, when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.]]> <![CDATA[In contemplation, if a man begins with certainties he shall end in doubts; but if he be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.]]> <![CDATA[Money makes a good servant, but a bad master.]]> <![CDATA[Comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.]]> <![CDATA[The past always looks better than it was because it isn't here.]]> <![CDATA[The worst thing that happens to you may be the best thing for you if you don't let it get the best of you.]]> <![CDATA[One ad is worth more to a paper than forty editorials.]]> <![CDATA[Don't gamble; take all your savings and buy some good stock and hold it till it goes up. If it don't go up, don't buy it.]]> <![CDATA[Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust, and old authors to read.]]> <![CDATA[The desire of excessive power caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge caused men to fall.]]> <![CDATA[He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.]]> <![CDATA[The vitality of thought is in adventure. Ideas won't keep. Something must be done about them. When the idea is new, its custodians have fervor, live for it, and if need be, die for it.]]> <![CDATA[Familiar things happen, and mankind does not bother about them. It requires a very unusual mind to undertake the analysis of the obvious.]]> <![CDATA[An enormous part of our mature experience cannot not be expressed in words.]]> <![CDATA[I only go out to get me a fresh appetite for being alone.]]> <![CDATA[Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to hell.]]> <![CDATA[Intelligence is quickness to apprehend as distinct form ability, which is capacity to act wisely on the thing apprehended.]]> <![CDATA[Philosophy is the product of wonder.]]> <![CDATA[We think in generalities, but we live in detail.]]> <![CDATA[The deepest definition of youth is life as yet untouched by tragedy.]]> <![CDATA[Without adventure civilization is in full decay.]]> <![CDATA[Common sense is genius in homespun.]]> <![CDATA[Seek simplicity but distrust it.]]> <![CDATA[Simple solutions seldom are. It takes a very unusual mind to undertake analysis of the obvious.]]> <![CDATA[What is morality in any given time or place? It is what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike.]]>