We are friends and I do like to pass the day with you in serious and inconsequential chatter. I wouldn’t mind washing up beside you, dusting beside you, reading the back half of the paper while you read the front. … Read the rest
-Man is always more than he can know of himself; consequently, his accomplishments, time and time again, will come as a surprise to him.
Golo Mann… Read the rest
If you play it safe in life you’ve decided that you don’t want to grow any more.
Shirley Hufstedler… Read the rest
-A baby is born with a need to be loved and never outgrows it.
-We find comfort among those who agree with us-growth among those who don’t.
-There is one advantage to having nothing, it never needs repair.
-The most … Read the rest
-Imagination has brought mankind through the dark ages to its present state of civilization. Imagination led Columbus to discover America. Imagination led Franklin to discover electricity. Imagination has given us the steam engine, the telephone, the talking-machine, and the automobile, … Read the rest
-It is not giving children more that spoils them; it is giving them more to avoid confrontation.
John Gray… Read the rest
-The important thing is this: To be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles DuBois… Read the rest
-Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
Charles Mackay… Read the rest
You don’t have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
John Ciardi… Read the rest
-Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
-Genius is only a greater aptitude for patience.
George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon… Read the rest
When we have done our best we should wait the result in peace.
John Lubbock… Read the rest
-It is very strange that the years teach us patience – that the shorter our time, the greater our capacity for waiting.
Elizabeth Taylor… Read the rest
The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
Eldridge Cleaver… Read the rest
-After all it’s only a movie and we are all grossly overpaid.
-In films murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is and what a messy thing it is to kill a man.
Alfred Hitchcock… Read the rest
-Luck is what you have left over after you give 100 percent.
Langston Coleman… Read the rest
-The man with a heart cannot think about or see creatures without his eyes filling up with tears because of the immense compassion which seizes his heart.
Isaac of Syria… Read the rest
-The sun, the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago… had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
-It is only the great men who are truly obscene. If they had not dared to … Read the rest
-Complain to one who can help you.
-If you wish to know what a man is, place him in authority.
Yugoslav Proverb… Read the rest
Solitude, if rightly used, becomes not only a privilege but a necessity. Only a superficial soul fears to fraternize with itself.
Alice Rice… Read the rest
-Quotations help us remember the simple yet profound truths that give life perspective and meaning. When it comes to life’s most important lessons, we can all use gentle reminders.
Chriswell Freeman… Read the rest
-When a thing has been said and well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it.
-An education isn’t how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It’s being able to differentiate between what you … Read the rest
My wife and I went back to the hotel where we spent our wedding night. Only this time, I stayed in the bathroom and cried.
Henny Youngman… Read the rest
-In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it’s the exact opposite.
Paul Dirac… Read the rest
-True happiness… arises, in the first place, from the enjoyment of one’s self.
-A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
-Content thyself to be obscurely good. When … Read the rest
-In me the tiger sniffs the rose.
-Soldiers are dreamers; when the guns begin they think of firelit homes, clean beds, and wives.
-You smug-faced crowds with kindling eye
Who cheer when soldier lads march by,
Sneak home and pray … Read the rest
Women, as well as men, in all ages and in all places, have danced on the earth, danced the life dance, danced joy, danced grief, danced despair, and danced hope. Literally danced all these and more, and danced them figuratively … Read the rest
-Where your talents meet the needs of the world, there lies your vocation.
-We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
-All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind.
-Education is the best … Read the rest
All of us may be surrealists in our dreams, but in our worries we are incorrigibly bourgeois.
Adam Phillips… Read the rest
[Abstract art is] a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp… Read the rest
There are no original ideas. There are only original people.
Barbara Grizzuli Harrison… Read the rest
Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
Alice Mackenzie Swaim … Read the rest
When work is a pleasure, life is a joy. When work is a duty, life is slavery.
Maxim Gorky… Read the rest
When you want to believe in something, you also have to believe in everything that’s necessary for believing in it.
Ugo Betti… Read the rest
To gain that worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
Bernadette Devlin… Read the rest
-Do you call yourself free? I want to hear your ruling idea, and not that you have escaped from a yoke.
-Is not life a thousand times too short for us to bore ourselves?
-One must still have chaos in … Read the rest
-It’s also helpful to realize that this very body that we have, that’s sitting right here right now… with its aches and it pleasures… is exactly what we need to be fully human, fully awake, fully alive.… Read the rest
Because we don’t think about future generations, they will never forget us.
Henrik Tikkanen… Read the rest
If animals play, this is because play is useful in the struggle for survival; because play practices and so perfects the skills needed in adult life.
Susanne Millar… Read the rest
-Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.
-Assert your right to make a few mistakes. If people can’t … Read the rest
-The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.
-It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people.
-What … Read the rest
-Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a … Read the rest
Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis… Read the rest
Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.
Mike Ditka… Read the rest
People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins… Read the rest
-The greatest mystery is not that we have been flung at random between the profusion of matter and of the stars, but that within this prison we can draw from ourselves images powerful enough to deny our nothingness.
-The most … Read the rest
-A society that has made ‘nostalgia’ a marketable commodity on the cultural exchange quickly repudiates the suggestion that life in the past was in any important way better than life today.
-Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success.
Christopher Lasch … Read the rest
-In your clothes avoid too much gaudiness; do not value yourself upon an embroidered gown; and remember that a reasonable word, or an obliging look, will gain you more respect than all your fine trappings.
Sir George Savile… Read the rest
Sam will not enjoy his childhood…Sam is being educated not so as to enjoy himself, but so other people will enjoy him.
Roger Scruton… Read the rest
-Jealousy is the great exaggerator.
-Keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
-Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller … Read the rest
-We spend most of our time and energy in a kind of horizontal thinking. We move along the surface of things [but] there are times when we stop. We sit still. We lose ourselves in a pile of leaves or … Read the rest
Find an aim in life before you run out of ammunition
Arnold Glasgow… Read the rest
-Finance is the art of passing money from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff… Read the rest
-The greater part of all mischief in the world arises from the fact that men do not sufficiently understand their own aims.
-Freedom consists not in refusing to recognize anything above us; but in respecting something which is above us; … Read the rest
Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
Aaron Burr… Read the rest
Reality is not only stranger than we suppose but stranger than we can suppose.
J. B. S. Haldane… Read the rest
Do not throw the arrow which will return against you.
Kurdish Proverbs… Read the rest
Doubt whom you will, but never yourself.
Christine Bovee… Read the rest
-Flying may not be all plain sailing, but the fun of it is worth the price.
-The more one does and sees and feels, the more one is able to do, and the more genuine may be one’s appreciation of … Read the rest
-Anyone can be an idealist. Anyone can be a cynic. The hard part lies somewhere in the middle i.e. being human.
-Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people … Read the rest
-Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Demosthenes… Read the rest
-In your 20s, you feel like you’re indestructible, that nothing can kill you and you laugh at death. You go on and stay up for days and do as many things as you can and then, in your 30s, you … Read the rest
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
For every one that asketh, receiveth;
and he that seeketh, findeth;
and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.… Read the rest
Trouble is part of your life, and if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
Dinah Shore… Read the rest
Faith is, at one and the same time, absolutely necessary and altogether impossible.
Stanislaw Lem… Read the rest
A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Colette… Read the rest
-Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning.
John Henry Cardinal Newman… Read the rest
The highest wisdom is loving kindness.
Talmud… Read the rest
It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
of what is found there.
William Carlos Williams… Read the rest
In order to truly live one must put one’s convictions into action.
Margaret Sanger… Read the rest
-I believe that if ever I had to practice cannibalism, I might manage if there were enough tarragon around.
James Beard… Read the rest
-The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
-The human condition is such that pain and effort are not just symptoms which can be removed without changing life itself; they are the modes in which … Read the rest
-Computer games don’t affect kids, I mean if Pac Man affected us as kids, we’d all be running around in darkened rooms, munching pills and listening to repetitive music.
Marcus Brigstocke… Read the rest
-Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love.
-I have known sorrow and learned to aid the wretched.
Virgil… Read the rest
-Throughout life, one does not miss any chance to hold onto the things that are really precious, if one is truly wise.
Ed Greenwood… Read the rest
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson… Read the rest
-Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labour, exchange information ceaselessly. … Read the rest
-Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.
Annie Lennox… Read the rest
-The world is ruled by letting things take their course.
-Long ago the land was ruled with a wisdom
Too fine, too deep, to be fully understood
And, since it was beyond man’s full understanding,
Only some of it has … Read the rest
We ought never to consider that any stage of life is the final stage. There is always the possibility of something new and creative just around the corner.
Reverend Charles Stephens… Read the rest
-If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
Margot … Read the rest
-I felt despair. Though it seems to me now there’s two kinds of it: the sort that causes a person to surrender and then the sort I had which made me take risks and make plans.
Erica Eisdorfer… Read the rest
-The big thieves hang the little ones.
-When you go to buy, use your eyes, not your ears.
Czech Proverbs… Read the rest
-What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality.
-It is certainly desirable to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors.
-Do not speak of your happiness to one less fortunate than yourself.
Plutarch… Read the rest
-Age is a case of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it don’t matter.
-Ain’t no man can avoid being born average, but there ain’t no man got to be common.
-Airplanes may kill you, but they ain’t likely … Read the rest
-You’ve lost your horse and you’re looking for the rope.
Abdulrahman Zeitoun… Read the rest
-I have always thought the actions of men the best interpreters of their thoughts.
-[Children] are travelers newly arrived in a strange country of which they know nothing.
-Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking … Read the rest
The lesson which life repeats and constantly enforces is ‘look under foot.’ You are always nearer the divine and the true sources of your power than you think.
John Burroughs… Read the rest
If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.
Fay Weldon… Read the rest
Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
Sarah Bernhardt… Read the rest
-Self-confidence is so relaxing. There is no strain or stress when one is self-confident. Our lack of self-confidence comes from trying to be someone we aren’t.
Anne Wilson Schaef… Read the rest
-I have now reigned about 50 years in victory and peace, beloved by my subjects, dreaded by my enemies, and respected by my allies. Riches and honours, power and pleasure, have waited on my call, nor does any earthly blessing … Read the rest
-I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington… Read the rest
-Human models are more vivid and more persuasive than explicit moral commands.
-The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.
-Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.… Read the rest
-Man has to suffer. When he has no real afflictions, he invents some.
Jose Marti… Read the rest
We all love to win but how many people love to train?
Mark Spitz… Read the rest
-Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of ‘crackpot’ than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand … Read the rest