smeagle52 - Feed Quotations Book Search <![CDATA[A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.]]> <![CDATA[Mere human beings can't afford to be fanatical about anything. Not even about justice or loyalty. The fanatic for justice ends by murdering a million helpless people to clear a space for his law-courts. If we are to survive on this planet, there must be compromises.]]> <![CDATA[Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives. The English reading public explains the reason why.]]> <![CDATA[Be careful what you set your heart upon -- for it will surely be yours.]]> <![CDATA[Men stumble over pebbles, never over mountains]]> <![CDATA[A well adjusted person is one who makes the same mistake twice without getting nervous.]]> <![CDATA[Words may show a man's wit but actions his meaning.]]> <![CDATA[To the man who only has a hammer, everything he encounters begins to look like a nail.]]> <![CDATA[Dreams do come true, if we only wish hard enough, You can have anything in life if you will sacrifice everything else for it.]]> <![CDATA[Worry gives a small thing a big shadow.]]> <![CDATA[It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Life is a bridge. Cross over it, but build no house on it.]]> <![CDATA[Take the world as it is, not as it ought to be.]]> <![CDATA[One learns to itch where one can scratch.]]> <![CDATA[First deserve then desire.]]> <![CDATA[Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically.]]> <![CDATA[Competition is the spice of sports; but if you make spice the whole meal you'll be sick.]]> <![CDATA[Their learning is like bread in a besieged town: every man gets a little, but no man gets a full meal.]]> <![CDATA[A friend to everybody and to nobody is the same thing.]]> <![CDATA[People who take risks are the people you'll lose against.]]> <![CDATA[The difficulty is not that great to die for a friend, the hard part is finding a friend worth dying for.]]> <![CDATA[When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that's my religion.]]> <![CDATA[We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.]]> <![CDATA[We become not a melting pot but a beautiful mosaic. Different people, different beliefs, different yearnings, different hopes, different dreams.]]> <![CDATA[The true measure of life is not length, but honesty.]]> <![CDATA[A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.]]> <![CDATA[You have no choices about how you lose, but you do have a choice about how you come back and prepare to win again.]]> <![CDATA[Many have too much, but none enough.]]> <![CDATA[A free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular.]]> <![CDATA[Beware, so long as you live, of judging men by their outward appearance.]]> <![CDATA[The flower of kindness will grow. Maybe not now, but it will some day. And in kind that kindness will flow, For kindness grows in this way.]]> <![CDATA[Money isn't everything but it ranks right up there with oxygen.]]> <![CDATA[Work to survive, survive by consuming, survive to consume: the hellish cycle is complete.]]> <![CDATA[She laughs at everything you say. Why? Because she has fine teeth.]]> <![CDATA[The vices we scoff at in others, laugh at us within ourselves.]]> <![CDATA[I know that no one can really stop me but myself and that really no one can help me but myself.]]> <![CDATA[The next day is never so good as the day before.]]> <![CDATA[Press on. Obstacles are seldom the same size tomorrow as they are today.]]> <![CDATA[Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.]]> <![CDATA[American dreams are strongest in the hearts of those who have seen America only in their dreams.]]> <![CDATA[Every person is the creation of himself, the image of his own thinking and believing. As individuals think and believe, so they are.]]> <![CDATA[Once I thought ideas were exceptions not the rule. That is not so. Ideas are so plentiful that they ride by on air. You've only to reach out and snatch one...]]> <![CDATA[As no roads are so rough as those that have just been mended, so no sinners are so intolerant as those that have just turned saints.]]> <![CDATA[Lord, let me live until I die.]]> <![CDATA[The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.]]> <![CDATA[To me -- old age is always ten years older than I am.]]> <![CDATA[Have an aim in life -- then don't forget to pull the trigger.]]> <![CDATA[Aim at heaven, and you will get earth thrown in; aim at earth, and you will get neither.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.]]> <![CDATA[No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.]]> <![CDATA[There are only two forces that unite men -- fear and interest.]]> <![CDATA[A true man hates no one.]]> <![CDATA[Every man is surrounded by a neighborhood of voluntary spies.]]> <![CDATA[Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.]]> <![CDATA[Rest not. Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time.]]> <![CDATA[The person of analytic or critical intellect finds something ridiculous in everything. The person of synthetic or constructive intellect, in almost nothing.]]> <![CDATA[Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.]]> <![CDATA[The difference between involvement and commitment is like ham and eggs. The chicken is involved; the pig is committed.]]> <![CDATA[Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.]]> <![CDATA[Hence to fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting.]]> <![CDATA[I would as soon write free verse as play tennis with the net down.]]> <![CDATA[Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.]]> <![CDATA[We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows.]]> <![CDATA[The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.]]> <![CDATA[The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.]]> <![CDATA[I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I cannot forgive.]]> <![CDATA[Youth, which is forgiven everything, forgives itself nothing: age, which forgives itself everything, is forgiven nothing.]]> <![CDATA[It's very easy to forgive others their mistakes, it takes more gut and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.]]> <![CDATA[In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.]]> <![CDATA[The middle of the road is where the white line is -- and that's the worst place to drive.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me.]]> <![CDATA[Let them hate, so long as they fear.]]> <![CDATA[Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.]]> <![CDATA[I'm not confused, I'm just well mixed.]]> <![CDATA[The best way out of a difficulty is through it.]]> <![CDATA[A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.]]> <![CDATA[Let him that is without stone among you cast the first thing he can lay his hands on.]]> <![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[If you don't know how great this country is, I know someone who does; Russia.]]> <![CDATA[Forget and forgive. This is not difficult when properly understood. It means forget inconvenient duties, then forgive yourself for forgetting. By rigid practice and stern determination, it comes easy.]]> <![CDATA[And if your friend does evil to you, say to him, I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?]]> <![CDATA[The public is wonderfully tolerant. It forgives everything except genius.]]> <![CDATA[If I die, I forgive you. If I live we shall see.]]> <![CDATA[The motto should not be: Forgive one another; rather understand one another.]]> <![CDATA[Sign in lot: Church parking only. We will not forgive those who trespass against us.]]> <![CDATA[A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.]]> <![CDATA[If you're going to sin, sin against God, not the bureaucracy; God will forgive you but the bureaucracy won t.]]> <![CDATA[We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.]]> <![CDATA[When women love us, they forgive us everything, even our crimes; when they do not love us, they give us credit for nothing, not even out virtues.]]> <![CDATA[Always forgive your enemies -- nothing annoys them so much.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive thyself little, and others much.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.]]> <![CDATA[We never forgive those who make us blush.]]> <![CDATA[Forgive many things in others; nothing in yourself.]]> <![CDATA[I never forgive, but I always forget.]]> <![CDATA[There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.]]> <![CDATA[Those who easily forgive invite offenses.]]> <![CDATA[It is easier to forgive an enemy than a friend.]]> <![CDATA[Of course God will forgive me; that's His job.]]> <![CDATA[Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I may not forget you.]]> <![CDATA[A friend in power is a friend lost.]]> <![CDATA[There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.]]> <![CDATA[If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.]]> <![CDATA[Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;]]> <![CDATA[Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.]]> <![CDATA[Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.]]> <![CDATA[Basically my wife was immature. I'd be at home in the bath and she would come in and sink my boats.]]> <![CDATA[Friendship is to be purchased only by friendship. A man may have authority over others, but he can never have their hearts but by giving his own.]]> <![CDATA[Men mistake friendship, but not sex, for love; women mistake sex, but not friendship, for love.]]> <![CDATA[Learn to reject friendship, or rather the dream of friendship. To want friendship is a great fault. Friendship ought to be a gratuitous joy, like the joys afforded by art, or life (like aesthetic joys). I must refuse it in order to be worthy to receive it]]> <![CDATA[Nothing stops the man who desires to achieve. Every obstacle is simply a course to develop his achievement muscle. It's a strengthening of his powers of accomplishment.]]> <![CDATA[I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.]]> <![CDATA[There is nothing that war has ever achieved we could not better achieve without it.]]> <![CDATA[Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.]]> <![CDATA[What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.]]> <![CDATA[Freedom and love go together. Love is not a reaction. If I love you because you love me, that is mere trade, a thing to be bought in the market; it is not love. To love is not to ask anything in return, not even to feel that you are giving something- and it is only such love that can know freedom.]]> <![CDATA[They do not love that do not show their love. The course of true love never did run smooth. Love is a familiar. Love is a devil. There is no evil angel but Love.]]> <![CDATA[Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet]]> <![CDATA[My hopes are not always realized, but I always hope.]]> <![CDATA[He who has health, has hope. And he who has hope, has everything.]]> <![CDATA[The weakest spot in any person is where they think themselves to be the wisest.]]> <![CDATA[The greatest weakness of all is the great fear of appearing weak.]]> <![CDATA[Sticks and stones are hard on bones aimed with angry art. Words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.]]> <![CDATA[If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?]]> <![CDATA[No one is as angry as the person who is wrong.]]> <![CDATA[Never go to bed angry, stay up and fight.]]> <![CDATA[Nothing makes people so worthy of compliments as receiving them. One is more delightful for being told one is delightful -- just as one is more angry for being told one is angry.]]> <![CDATA[I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.]]> <![CDATA[I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.]]> <![CDATA[When angry, count to ten before you speak. If very angry, count to one hundred.]]> <![CDATA[Two things a man should never be angry at: what he can help, and what he cannot help.]]> <![CDATA[The size of a man is measured by the size of the thing that makes him angry.]]> <![CDATA[When a man is wrong and won't admit it, he always gets angry.]]> <![CDATA[The angry man will defeat himself in battle as well as in life.]]> <![CDATA[I would rather entertain and hope that people learned something than educate people and hope they were entertained.]]> <![CDATA[A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.]]> <![CDATA[Money is like manure. If you spread it around it does a lot of good. But if you pile it up in one place it stinks like hell.]]> <![CDATA[SIN: Self-Inflicted Nonsense]]> <![CDATA[Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He who is content. Who is that? Nobody.]]> <![CDATA[He who is contented is rich.]]> <![CDATA[Angels fly because they take themselves lightly.]]> <![CDATA[How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.]]> <![CDATA[Never forget what a person says to you when they are angry.]]> <![CDATA[Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.]]> <![CDATA[You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger.]]> <![CDATA[No person is important enough to make me angry.]]> <![CDATA[By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; Second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third by experience, which is the bitterest.]]> <![CDATA[Chose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.]]> <![CDATA[It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.]]> <![CDATA[We take greater pains to persuade others we are happy than in trying to think so ourselves.]]>