-Be substantially great in thyself, and more than thou appearest unto others.
-There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.
-Be charitable before wealth makes thee … Read the rest
-Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
-Every writer hopes or boldly assumes that his life is in some sense exemplary, that the particular will turn out to be universal.… Read the rest
When you expect good, it’s available constantly, and it makes itself a reality in your life.
Alfre Woodard… Read the rest
-Pain (any pain–emotional, physical, mental) has a message. The information it has about our life can be remarkably specific, but it usually falls into one of two categories: “We would be more alive if we did more of this,” and, … Read the rest
-It’s absurd to pursue your art, but it’s absurd not to.
-The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all your time.
Willem de Kooning… Read the rest
-There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don’t believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson… Read the rest
One man practicing sportsmanship is better than a hundred teaching it.
Knute Rockne… Read the rest
-Nothing is terrible except fear itself.
-A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
-Some men covet knowledge out of a natural curiosity and inquisitive temper; some to entertain the mind with variety and delight; some for ornament … Read the rest
-A woman knows how to keep quiet when she is in the right, whereas a man, when he is in the right, will keep on talking.
Malcolm de Chazal… Read the rest
-Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
-Other people do not have to change for us to experience peace of mind.
Gerald Jampolsky… Read the rest
-It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.
-Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious.
-Contrary to general belief, I do not believe that friends are necessarily the people you like best, they are merely … Read the rest
-When you think of the long and gloomy history of man, you will find more hideous crimes have been committed in the name of obedience than have ever been committed in the name of rebellion.
-The pursuit of happiness is … Read the rest
Anything I’ve ever done that ultimately was worthwhile… initially scared me to death.
Dorothy Bender… Read the rest
-It takes one a long time to become young.
-When I work I relax; doing nothing or entertaining visitors makes me tired.
-When it comes right down to it, all you have is your self. Your Self is a sun … Read the rest
-Anybody who thinks we’re going to be using cars twenty-five years from now the way we’ve been accustomed to using them in the recent past ought to have his head examined. That phase of our national history is over….
-The … Read the rest
Anonymity is the truest expression of altruism.
Eric Gibson… Read the rest
Perhaps the best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson… Read the rest
The only way to last a really long time is to build something useful enough that people will want to keep it going after you die, and to cultivate a sense of ownership in other people. In short: make good … Read the rest
Let your thoughts meander towards a sea of ideas.
Leo D. Minnigh… Read the rest
You are not superior just because you see the world in an odious light.
Vicomte de Chateaubriand… Read the rest
-I really don’t want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you’re alive, you’ve got to flap your arms and legs, you’ve got to jump around a lot, you’ve got to make a lot of noise, because life … Read the rest
-Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
Clementine Paddleford… Read the rest
Humor is always based on a modicum of truth. Have you ever heard a joke about a father-in-law?
Dick Clark… Read the rest
OUT of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under … Read the rest
-Every time you don’t follow your inner guidance, you feel a loss of energy, loss of power, a sense of spiritual deadness.
-An affirmation is a strong, positive statement that something is already so.
-I am convinced that life in … 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
-The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.
Flannery O’Connor… Read the rest
You are not what you own.
Fugazi, American rock band… Read the rest
-Something unknown is doing we don’t know what.
-We are bits of stellar matter that got cold by accident, bits of a star gone wrong.
-Life would be stunted and narrow if we could feel no significance in the world … Read the rest
Not to study the Buddha way is to fall into the realm of shameless and erroneous ways. All preceding and succeeding Buddhas always practice the Buddha way.
-A flower falls, even though we love it; and a weed grows, even … Read the rest
-Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
Henri Bergson… Read the rest
It is a profitable thing, if one is wise, to seem foolish.
Aeschylus… Read the rest
-Don’t worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Laura Schlessinger… Read the rest
A shot poorly played should be a shot irrevocably lost.
Henry C. Fownes… Read the rest
-Common sense is just another name for the prejudices we’ve been taught all our lives.
-Not only does God play dice with the Universe – he sometimes casts them where they can’t be seen. (see Albert Einstein)
-What … Read the rest
One day you finally knew
what you had to do, and began,
though the voices around you
their bad advice–
though the whole house
began to tremble
and you felt the old tug
at your ankles.
“Mend my … 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
You don’t have to specialize – do everything that you love and then, at some time, the future will come together for you in some form.
Francis Ford Coppola… 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
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
-It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.
Katharine … Read the rest
-There are worse things than looking stupid. Sleeping through life is one of them.
Laura Preble… Read the rest
Starry, starry night
Paint your palette blue and grey
Look out on a summer’s day
With eyes that know the darkness in my soul
Shadows on the hills
Sketch the trees and daffodils
Catch the breeze and the winter chills… Read the rest
-Play is the beginning of knowledge.
George Dorsey… 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
Americans are overreachers; overreaching is the most admirable of the many American excesses.
George F. Will… Read the rest
I hope that while so many people are out smelling the flowers, someone is taking the time to plant some.
Herbert Rappaport… Read the rest
Irresponsibility is part of the pleasure of all art, it is the part the schools cannot recognize.
Pauline Kael … Read the rest
The birds have vanished in the sky, and now the last cloud drains away. We sit together, the mountain and I until only the mountain remains.
Li Po… Read the rest
-When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide … Read the rest
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan… Read the rest
Die? I should say not, dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
John Barrymore… Read the rest
-We have come to think of art and work as incompatible, or at least independent categories and have for the first time in history created an industry without art.
-The vocation, whether it be that of the farmer or the … Read the rest
-A child loves his play, not because it’s easy, but because it’s hard.
-What is the use of physicians like myself trying to help parents to bring up children healthy and happy, to have them killed in such numbers for … Read the rest
-My theory is that all of Scottish cuisine is based on a dare.
Mike Myers… Read the rest
Your grandchildren will likely find it incredible – or even sinful – that you burned up a gallon of gasoline to fetch a pack of cigarettes!
Dr. Paul MacCready, Jr.… Read the rest
-What makes our opponents useful is that they allow us to believe that without them we would be able to realize our ideals.
Jean Rostand… Read the rest
For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?
Mark 8:36… Read the rest
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez… Read the rest
-The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it.
-Give a man a fire and he’s warm for a day, but set fire to him … Read the rest
-On the whole I’d rather be in Philadelphia. (Epitaph)
-Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
-Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live … Read the rest
-Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.
Jennie Jerome Churchill … Read the rest
-Time does not change us. It just unfolds us.
Max Frisch… Read the rest
-A politician’s goal is always to manipulate public debate. I think there are some politicians with higher goals. But all of them get corrupted by power.
-All dogs are hugely smarter than they want us to know. They are the … Read the rest
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.
Dr. O. A. Battista… Read the rest
It’s very good for an idea to be commonplace. The important thing is that a new idea should develop out of what is already there so that it soon becomes an old acquaintance. Old acquaintances aren’t by any means always … Read the rest
No tests or other instruments have been devised yet that so effectively measure what you want as just asking you or having you ask yourself.
Richard Bolles… Read the rest
-Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.
Marva Collins… Read the rest
-It can seem as you look out that it’s just chaos and that we behave in terrible ways and we never really seem to get better. But we have to remember that compassion and love and altruism is equally deeply … Read the rest
-Fiction gives life its form.
-Love is, above all else, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh… Read the rest
-The thing is to stalk your calling in a certain skilled and supple way to locate the most tender and live spot and plug into the pulse.
-There are lots of things to see, unwrapped gifts and free surprises. The … Read the rest
-All my possessions for a moment of time.
Queen Elizabeth I… Read the rest
The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.
Whitney Young… Read the rest
-History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
-Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
-All that … Read the rest
-Love is the flower of life, and blossoms unexpectedly and without law, and must be plucked where it is found, and enjoyed for the brief hour of its duration.
-It is a fine thing to establish one’s own religion in … Read the rest
How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!
Julie Morgenstern… Read the rest
-All my life, I always wanted to be somebody. Now I see that I should have been more specific.
-The ability to delude yourself may be an important survival tool.
Jane Wagner… Read the rest
To dream … the impossible dream …
To fight … the unbeatable foe …
To bear … with unbearable sorrow …
To run … where the brave dare not go …
To right … the unrightable wrong …
To love … 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
You can’t find any true closeness in Hollywood, because everybody does the fake closeness so well.
Carrie Fisher… Read the rest
-The opposite of the religious fanatic is not the fanatical atheist but the gentle cynic who cares not whether there is a god or not.
-Action is at bottom a swinging and flailing of the arms to regain one’s balance … Read the rest
-Once the game is over, the King and the pawn go back in the same box.
-If you scatter thorns, don’t go barefoot.
-It is not enough to aim; you must hit.
-The best armor is to keep out of … Read the rest
Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.
Han Suyin… Read the rest
Success isn’t permanent, and failure isn’t fatal.
Mike Ditka… Read the rest
-But if something is not done, and done soon, we shall be the murderers of our own children.
-The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions, that I wish it always to be kept alive.
-I … Read the rest
Most of what I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be, I learned in kindergarten. Wisdom was not at the top of the graduate school mountain, but there, in the sand … 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
-The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
-Sweet is the breath of vernal shower, The bee’s collected treasures sweet, Sweet music’s melting full, but sweeter yet The still small voice of gratitude.
Thomas Gray… Read the rest
You create your opportunities by asking for them.
Patty Hansen… Read the rest
-Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
-Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience … Read the rest
-Time is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. Truth is on the side of the oppressed today, it’s against the oppressor. You don’t need anything else.
Malcolm X… Read the rest
-Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now!… Read the rest
The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You don’t blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the President. You realize that you control your own destiny.
Albert Ellis… Read the rest
-It is the chiefest point of happiness that a man is willing to be what he is.
-The pleasures which we most rarely experience give us the greatest delight.
-War is delightful to those who have had no experience of … Read the rest
If you want to make peace, you don’t talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Moshe Dayan… Read the rest
-The wise man will love; all others will desire.
Afranius… Read the rest