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Here I stand; I can do no other. God help me. Amen!

The multitude of books is a great evil. There is no limit to this fever for writing.
Good God! how often are we to die before we go quite off this stage? In every friend we lose a part of ourselves, and the best part.
Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box.
I died a mineral, and became a plant. I died a plant and rose an animal. I died an animal and I was man. Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you.
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.
I have learnt to love you late, Beauty at once so ancient and so new!
The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet]
Faith is to believe what we do not see; and the reward of this faith is to see what we believe.
Love is the beauty of the soul.
I am ready to meet God face to face tonight and look into those eyes of infinite holiness, for all my sins are covered by the atoning blood.
The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways; I to die, and you to live. Which is better? Only God knows.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
The boss drives people; the leader coaches them. The boss depends on authority; the leader on good will. The boss inspires fear; the leader inspires enthusiasm. The boss says I; The leader says WE. The boss fixes the blame for the breakdown; the leader fixes the breakdown. The boss says, GO; the leader says lets, GO!
If I am not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there.
I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Here I stand, I can do no other, so help me God. Amen.
Who loves not women, wine and song remains a fool his whole life long.
Be a sinner and sin strongly, but more strongly have faith and rejoice in Christ.
An earthly kingdom cannot exist without inequality of persons. Some must be free, some serfs, some rulers, some subjects.
I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
There is more treasure in books than in all the pirates loot on Treasure Island and best of all, you can enjoy these riches every day of your life.
All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Philosophy consists very largely of one philosopher arguing that all others are jackasses. He usually proves it, and I should add that he also usually proves that he is one himself.
If a superior give any order to one who is under him which is against that man's conscience, although he do not obey it yet he shall not be dismissed.
Blessed is the servant who loves his brother as much when he is sick and useless as when he is well and an be of service to him. And blessed is he who loves his brother as well when he is afar off as when he is by his side, and who would say nothing behind his back he might not, in love, say before his face.
What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind.
Nothing that you have not given away will ever be really yours.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
God whispers in our pleasures, but shouts in our pain.
If, as I can't help suspecting, the dead also feel the pains of separation (and this may be one of their purgatorial sufferings), then for both lovers, and for all pairs of lovers without exception, bereavement is a universal and integral part of our experience of love.
Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
I believe in Christianity as I believe in the rising sun; not because I see it, but by it I can see all else.
There are two kinds of people: those who say to God, Thy will be done, and those to whom God says, All right, then, have it your way.
He is a drunkard who takes more than three glasses though he be not drunk.
Death -- the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
It is hard to have patience with people who say There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
The final hour when we cease to exist does not itself bring death; it merely of itself completes the death-process. We reach death at that moment, but we have been a long time on the way.
There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network.
Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
The battle that never ends is the battle of belief against unbelief.
Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
I recently learned something quite interesting about video games. Many young people have developed incredible hand, eye, and brain coordination in playing these games. The air force believes these kids will be our outstanding pilots should they fly our jets.
If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.
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.
Green leaves on a dead tree is our epitaph -- green leaves, dear reader, on a dead tree.
Drugs are not always necessary, but belief in recovery always is.
The fundamental impulse of the movement is neither masturbatory nor concretely lesbian -- although it of course offers warm house to both these possibilities; it is an impulse to maidenhood -- to that condition in which a woman might pretend to a false fear or loathing of the penis in order to escape from any responsibility for the pleasure and well-being of the man who possesses it.
We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Deep down, no one really believes they have a right to live. But this death sentence generally stays tucked away, hidden beneath the difficulty of living. If that difficulty is removed from time to time, death is suddenly there, unintelligibly.
Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.

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