seventhl - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[Speak the truth and shame the devil.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasure and pain, though directly opposite are contrived to be constant companions.]]> <![CDATA[The disciple is not above his master, nor the servant above his Lord.]]> <![CDATA[Pleasure only starts once the worm has got into the fruit, to become delightful happiness must be tainted with poison.]]> <![CDATA[It is the nature of the wise to resist pleasures, but the foolish to be a slave to them.]]> <![CDATA[Take me to you, imprison me, for I, except you enthrall me, never shall be free, nor ever chaste, except you ravish me.]]> <![CDATA[It is best to love wisely, no doubt: but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.]]> <![CDATA[I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies; for the hardest victory is over self.]]> <![CDATA[He who conquers himself is the mightiest warrior.]]> <![CDATA[He who cannot obey himself will be commanded. That is the nature of living creatures.]]> <![CDATA[I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself.]]> <![CDATA[The easiest way to be cheated is to believe yourself to be more cunning than others.]]> <![CDATA[Tricks and treachery are the practice of fools, that don't have brains enough to be honest.]]> <![CDATA[Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.]]> <![CDATA[For I have sworn thee fair, and thought thee bright, who art as black as hell, as dark as night.]]> <![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[Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.]]> <![CDATA[In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice.]]> <![CDATA[We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.]]> <![CDATA[What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.]]> <![CDATA[There are three modes of bearing the ills of life, by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.]]> <![CDATA[Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine]]> <![CDATA[Even if you fall on your face, you're still moving forward.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.]]> <![CDATA[They are eloquent who can speak low things acutely, and of great things with dignity, and of moderate things with temper.]]> <![CDATA[The eloquent man is he who is no eloquent speaker, but who is inwardly drunk with a certain belief.]]> <![CDATA[True eloquence consists in saying all that should be said, and that only.]]> <![CDATA[Be vigilant; guard your mind against negative thoughts.]]> <![CDATA[He is most free from danger, who, even when safe, is on his guard.]]> <![CDATA[A man is a god in ruins.]]> <![CDATA[Harmony is one phase of the law whose spiritual expression is love.]]> <![CDATA[He that lives upon hope will die fasting.]]> <![CDATA[Such is hope, heaven's own gift to struggling mortals, pervading, like some subtle essence from the skies, all things both good and bad.]]> <![CDATA[The darkest day, If you live till tomorrow will have past away.]]> <![CDATA[To give a generous hope to a man of his own nature, is to enrich him immeasurably.]]> <![CDATA[Hope is a waking dream.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[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.]]> <![CDATA[If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon-shots.]]> <![CDATA[The United States is not a nation to which peace is a necessity.]]> <![CDATA[People need loving the most when they deserve it the least.]]> <![CDATA[Love is the final end of the world's history, the Amen of the universe.]]> <![CDATA[Love is not blind -- it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to know God is to love many things.]]> <![CDATA[The motto of chivalry is also the motto of wisdom; to serve all, but love only one.]]> <![CDATA[The sweetest joy, the wildest woe is love.]]> <![CDATA[If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.]]> <![CDATA[He who leaves nothing to chance will do few things poorly, but he will do few things.]]> <![CDATA[If you're going to do a thing, you should do it thoroughly. If you're going to be a Christian, you may as well be a Catholic.]]> <![CDATA[Today's Catholic church seems to reward authoritarian personalities who are clearly ill, violent, sexually obsessed and unable to remember the past.]]> <![CDATA[Surviving well is your finest revenge.]]> <![CDATA[You'll never get ahead of anyone as long as you try to get even with him.]]> <![CDATA[Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavor, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.]]> <![CDATA[Chance favors only those who court her.]]> <![CDATA[As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality, they are not certain, and as far as they are certain, they do not refer to reality.]]> <![CDATA[Dignity does not consist in possessing honors, but in deserving them.]]> <![CDATA[All men are alike in their lower natures; it is in their higher characters that they differ.]]> <![CDATA[You don't get in life what you want; you get in life what you are.]]> <![CDATA[Temperance is a tree which as for its root very little contentment, and for its fruit calm and peace.]]> <![CDATA[Character is that which reveals moral purpose, exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids.]]> <![CDATA[Mercy is nobility's true badge.]]> <![CDATA[Religion and education are no match for evil without the grace of God.]]> <![CDATA[The nice part about being a pessimist is that you are constantly being either proven right or pleasantly surprised.]]> <![CDATA[There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.]]> <![CDATA[God brings men into deep waters not to drown them, but to cleanse them.]]> <![CDATA[People see God every day; they just don't recognize Him.]]> <![CDATA[A god who let us prove his existence would be an idol.]]> <![CDATA[Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon their knees.]]> <![CDATA[Of all the characters of cruelty, I consider the most despicable the one that cloaks himself in a garb of mercy.]]> <![CDATA[God may not play dice with the universe, but something strange is going on with the prime numbers.]]> <![CDATA[Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about, nor whether what we are saying is true.]]> <![CDATA[Mathematics, rightly viewed, poses not only truth, but supreme beauty a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.]]> <![CDATA[Mathematics would certainly have not come into existence if one had known from the beginning that there was in nature no exactly straight line, no actual circle, no absolute magnitude.]]> <![CDATA[Stand firm in your refusal to remain conscious during algebra. In real life, I assure you, there is no such thing as algebra.]]> <![CDATA[If the dead talk to you, you are a spiritualist; if God talks to you, you are a schizophrenic.]]> <![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[No great genius has ever existed without some touch of madness.]]> <![CDATA[No good deed goes unpunished.]]> <![CDATA[Fundamentalists believe Jesus was God becoming man. I believe that Jesus was man becoming God.]]> <![CDATA[Those who play with the devil's toys will be brought by degrees to wield his sword.]]> <![CDATA[Only one thing is certain: if pot is legalized, it won't be for our benefit but for the authorities . To have it legalized will also be to lose control of it.]]> <![CDATA[Marijuana is self-punishing. It makes you acutely sensitive, and in this world, what worse punishment could there be?]]> <![CDATA[Cocaine is God's way of saying you're making too much money.]]> <![CDATA[Pharma industry is the art of making billions from milligrams.]]> <![CDATA[Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.]]> <![CDATA[Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.]]> <![CDATA[Never underestimate a man who overestimates himself.]]> <![CDATA[He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep - pain that cannot forget; Falls drop by drop upon the heart, And in our own despite, against our will, Comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God.]]> <![CDATA[Nobody saves America by sniffing cocaine, jiggling your knees blankly in the rain, when it snows in your nose you catch cold in your brain.]]> <![CDATA[Woe to you, my Princess, when I come... you shall see who is the stronger, a gentle little girl who doesn't eat enough or a big wild man who has cocaine in his body.]]> <![CDATA[If the devil could be persuaded to write a bible, he would title it, You Only Live Once.]]> <![CDATA[The devil will let a preacher prepare a sermon if it will keep him from preparing himself.]]> <![CDATA[The devil tempts all men, but idle men tempt the devil.]]> <![CDATA[Speak of the Devil and he appears.]]> <![CDATA[At sometime in our lives a devil dwells within us, causes heartbreaks, confusion and troubles, then dies.]]> <![CDATA[The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.]]> <![CDATA[You must have the devil in you to succeed in the arts.]]> <![CDATA[In hell, the Devil is God.]]> <![CDATA[When I was born I was so surprised I didn't talk for a year and a half.]]> <![CDATA[A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.]]> <![CDATA[I find it difficult to believe that words have no meaning in themselves, hard as I try. Habits of a lifetime are not lightly thrown aside.]]> <![CDATA[Eating words has never given me indigestion.]]> <![CDATA[Tsze-Kung asked, saying, is there one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life? The Master said, Is not Reciprocity such a word? What you do not want done to yourself, do not do to others.]]> <![CDATA[Words, as is well known, are the great foes of reality.]]> <![CDATA[I have never been hurt by what I have not said.]]> <![CDATA[Words of love, are works of love.]]> <![CDATA[No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.]]> <![CDATA[Slavery it is that makes slavery; freedom, freedom. The slavery of women happened when the men were slaves of kings.]]> <![CDATA[There are only three things to be done with a woman. You can love her, suffer for her, or turn her into literature.]]> <![CDATA[Don't you realize that as long as you have to sit down to pee, you'll never be a dominant force in the world? You'll never be a convincing technocrat or middle manager. Because people will know. She's in there sitting down.]]> <![CDATA[I have always found women difficult. I don't really understand them. To begin with, few women tell the truth.]]> <![CDATA[If Miss means respectably unmarried, and Mrs. respectably married, then Ms. means nudge, nudge, wink, wink.]]> <![CDATA[Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.]]> <![CDATA[A complete woman is probably not a very admirable creature. She is manipulative, uses other people to get her own way, and works within whatever system she is in.]]> <![CDATA[.. it's a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't much matter what else you have.]]> <![CDATA[To look almost pretty is an acquisition of higher delight to a girl who has been looking plain for the first fifteen years of her life than a beauty from her cradle can ever receive.]]> <![CDATA[Nature has given women so much power that the law has very wisely given them little.]]> <![CDATA[The one woman who never gives herself is your free woman, who is always giving herself.]]> <![CDATA[You don't know a woman until you have received a letter from her.]]> <![CDATA[War is the trade of Kings.]]> <![CDATA[War is like love, it always finds a way.]]> <![CDATA[All war represents a failure of diplomacy.]]> <![CDATA[It takes twenty years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only twenty seconds of war to destroy him.]]> <![CDATA[Try to eliminate the word SHOULD from your vocabulary. And try doing so without replacing it with OUGHT or YOU BETTER.]]> <![CDATA[I discovered a long time ago that if I helped people get what they wanted, I would always get what I wanted and I would never have to worry.]]> <![CDATA[I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am now.]]> <![CDATA[Want is a growing giant whom the coat of Have was never large enough to cover.]]> <![CDATA[I expect that Woman will be the last thing civilized by Man.]]> <![CDATA[I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.]]> <![CDATA[Stay is a charming word in a friend's vocabulary.]]> <![CDATA[Friendships, in general, are suddenly contracted; and therefore it is no wonder they are easily dissolved.]]> <![CDATA[Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.]]> <![CDATA[One friend in a lifetime is much, two are many, three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.]]> <![CDATA[Your friends will know you better in the first minute they meet you than your acquaintances will know you in a thousand years.]]> <![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[Some friends play at friendship, but a true friend sticks closer than one's nearest kin. [Proverbs 18:24]]]> <![CDATA[Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.]]> <![CDATA[Keep a fair-sized cemetery in your back yard, in which to bury the faults of your friends.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.]]> <![CDATA[The best time to make friends is before you need them.]]> <![CDATA[A wise woman never yields by appointment. It should always be an unforeseen happiness.]]> <![CDATA[She's beautiful, and therefore to be wooed; She is a woman, therefore to be won.]]> <![CDATA[You have to penetrate a woman's defenses. Getting into her head is a prerequisite to getting into her body.]]> <![CDATA[When lovely woman stoops to folly, and finds too late that men betray, what charm can soothe her melancholy, what art can wash her guilt away?]]> <![CDATA[He in a few minutes ravished this fair creature, or at least would have ravished her, if she had not, by a timely compliance, prevented him.]]> <![CDATA[Seduction is often difficult to distinguish from rape. In seduction, the rapist often bothers to buy a bottle of wine.]]> <![CDATA[If you believe in fate, believe in it, at least, for your good.]]> <![CDATA[Chance happens to all, but to turn chance to account is the gift of few.]]> <![CDATA[Whatever the universal nature assigns to any man at any time is for the good of that man at that time.]]> <![CDATA[A gentleman doesn't pounce he glides. If a woman sits on a piece of furniture which permits your sitting beside her, you are free to regard this as an invitation, though not an unequivocal one.]]>