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- Nothing in poverty so ill is borne as it's exposing men to grinning scorn.
- As long as men are free to ask what they must,
free to say what they think,
free to think what they will,
freedom can never be lost,
and science can never regress.
J. Robert Oppenheimer
- Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- When you walk to the edge of all the light you have
And you take the first step into the darkness of the unknown
You must believe that one of two things will happen
There will be something solid for you to stand upon
or you will be taught to fly
- The heart has reasons which reason knows nothing of.
- Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
- Friends will keep you sane,
Love could fill your heart,
A lover can warm your bed,
But lonely is the soul without a mate.
- However gradual the course of history, there must always be the day, even an hour and minute, when some significant action is performed for the first or last time.
- If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in yourpocket and then give him only two of them.
- Vestis virum reddit. [The clothes make the man.]
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus
- That laughter costs too much which is purchased by the sacrifice of decency.
- A computer lets you make more mistakes faster than any invention in human history - with the possible exceptions of handguns and tequila.
- Courage is not the absence of fear,
but rather the judgment that something
else is more important than fear.
- Great minds discuss ideas,
Average minds discuss events,
Small minds discuss people
Hyman Rickover, Admiral, U.S. Navy
- If only you could sense how important you are to the lives of those you meet; how important you can be to people you may never even dream of. There is something of yourself that you leave at every meeting with another person.
- The Income Tax has made more liars out of the American people than golf has.
- There is no income tax in Russia. But there is no income.
- My ancestors didn't come over on the Mayflower. but they met 'em at the boat.
- America is a land of opportunity and don't ever forget it.
- Things in our country run in spite of our government. Not by aid of it.
- Life is meant to be lived.
- You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look
fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I've lived through this horror. I can take the
next thing that comes along." You must do the thing you think you cannot do.
- The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which
paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933
- [The Man In The Arena]
The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end triumph of high achievement; and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those scared and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
- For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather;
To cheer one on the tedious way,
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down
To strengthen whilst one stands.
- When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
- Tough times never last, but tough people do!
- Good friends must not always be together;
It is the feeling of oneness when distant that proves a lasting friendship.
Susan P. Schultz
- Oh, what a tangled web we weave,
When first we practice to deceive!
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion (1808)
- A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw
- To love and be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.
- There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend.
- Carve your name on hearts and not marble.
Charles H. Spurgeon
- There is so much good in the worst of us, an so much bad in the best of us, that it behooves all of us not to talk about the rest of us.
Robert Louis Stevenson
- When you get into a tight place, and everything goes against you,
'til it seems as if you couldn't hold on a minute longer, never give up then,
for that's just the place and time that the tide'll turn.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
- It is better to have loved and lost
Than never to have loved at all.
- Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
- Be kind, Remember everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend. I have no wealth to bestow on him. If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward. Is not friendship divine in this?
Henry David Thoreau
- The Once Again Prince
We who choose to surround ourselves with
lives even more temporary than our own,
Live within a fragile circle,
easily and often breached.
Unable to accept its awful gaps,
we still would live no other way.
We cherish memory as the only certain immortality,
never fully understanding the necessary plan.
- As long as you're going to be thinking anyway, think big.
- Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.
- Man is the only animal who blushes, or who needs to.
- Children have but little charity for one another's defects.
- To believe yourself to be brave is to be brave; it is the only essential thing.
- The proverb says that Providence protects children and idiots. This is really true. I know because I have tested it.
- Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part
coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
- Let him sing to whom a song is given.
Johann Ludwig Uhland
- Dreams come true, without that possibility, nature would not invite us to have them.
- The trouble with our times is that the future is not what it used to be.
- It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
Martin Van Buren
- Nothing is too small to know, and nothing is too big to attempt.
William Van Horne
- Si vis pacem, para bellum. [If you want peace, prepare for war.]
- People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime.
When you figure out which it is you�ll know exactly what to do.
- It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.
- To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.
To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.
To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.
But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel change, grow or live.
Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; and the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
This quote contributed by
- Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair. The event is in the hand of God.
This quote contributed by Rosemarie Hunziker
- Let us develop the resources of our land, call forth its powers, build up its institutions,promote all its great interests, and see whether we also, in our generation, may not perform something worthy to be remembered.
- The past is but the beginning of a beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
- Do all the good you can,
In all the ways you can,
In all the places you can,
At all the times you can,
To all the people you can,
As long as ever you can.
- No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
- A man cannot be too careful in his choice of enemies.
- Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light.
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night...
- Be great in little things.
St. Francis Xavier
- Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterwards.
St. Francis Xavier
- Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
William Butler Yeats
- What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.
William Butler Yeats
- Tired nature's sweet restoration, balmy sleep!
- Procrastination is the thief of time.
- There are too many people, and too few human beings.
- It is a good rule to face difficulties at the time they arise and not allow them to increase unacknowledged.
Edward W. Ziegler
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