Vaclav Havel

Hope is definitely not the same thing as optimism. It is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
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Howard Zinn

We need to decide that we will not go to war, whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media, because war in our time is always indiscriminate, a war against innocents, a war against children
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Epicurus

-Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.

-Wealth consists not in having great possessions, but in having few wants.

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Bono

There’s the country of America, which you have to defend, but there’s also the idea of America. America is more than just a country, it’s an idea. An idea that’s supposed to be contagious.
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Harold B. Walker Quotations

-When you worry, you go over the same ground endlessly and come out the same place you started. Thinking makes progress from one place to another; worry remains static. The problem of life is to change worry into thinking and … Read the rest

Homer Quotations

-I detest the man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart and speaks forth another.

-A generation of men is like a generation of leaves; the wind scatters some leaves upon the ground, while others the burgeoning … Read the rest

John of Ruysbroeck

To comprehend and to understand God above all similitudes, as He is in Himself, is to be God with God, without intermediary, and without any otherness that can become a hindrance or an intermediary. Whosoever wishes to understand this must … Read the rest

Washington Irving Quotations

-An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
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Herbert Otto Quotations

-Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his own life.

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Francis Chichester

Most of us are content to pass over the surface of life. It is only by submitting to trial than an individual can learn to know what is in him.
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Michael Frayn

You can create a good impression on yourself by being right . . . but for creating a good impression on others there is nothing to beat being totally and catastrophically wrong.”
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Milan Kundera Quotations

-The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen.
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Hafiz

There are so many gifts
Still unopened from your birthday,
There are so many hand-crafted presents
That have been sent to you by God.
The Beloved does not mind repeating,
“Everything I have is also yours.”
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Matthias

Sometimes it seems like God is difficult to find and impossibly far away. We get so caught up in our small daily duties and irritations that they become the only things that we can focus on. What we forget is … Read the rest