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My Favorite Quotes

I apologize in advance for the quotes that do not give credit to their creator. I also apologize for any incorrect information and would appreciate being corrected. I believe in giving credit where credit is due.

- "Those who deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves."

- "Triumph-- umph added to try." --Abraham Lincoln

- "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." Martin Luther King Jr.

- "Silence is arguement carried out by other means." --Ernesto "Che" Guevara

- "Dreams come true, without that possibility nature would not incite us to have them."

- "Never explain--your friends do not need it and your enemies will not believe it anyhow."

- "We do not remember days, we remember moments."

- "A truth that's told with bad intent, beats all the lies you can invent."

- "A good man gone wrong is usually a bad man found out."

- "The only rose without thorns is friendship."

- "When seeking love give nothing, Having found love give all."

- "Your friend is that man who knows all about you, and still likes you."

- "Some people have a large circle of friends while others have only friends that they like."

- "The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less." --Eldridge Cleaver

- "It is better to be hated for what you are then to be loved for something you are not."

- "There is only one happiness in life- to love and to be loved." --George Sand

- "We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak." --Epictetus

- "No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thoughts are viscous." --Henry B. Adams

- "Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one." --Stella Alder

- "Even a fool knows you can't touch the stars, but it doesn't stop a wise man from trying." --Harry Anderson

- "If all the world's a stage, I want to operate the trap door." --Paul Beatty

- "An egotist is a person of low taste- more interested in himself than in me." --Ambrose Bierce

- "Friendships are fragile things, and require as much handling as any other fragile and precious thing." --Randolph S. Bourne

- "You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you are sure they won't laugh if you trip." --Jonathan Carroll

- "There are no perfect men in this world, just perfect intentions."

- "You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back." --Barbara De Angelis

- "Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood." --Karen Casey

- "A friend is a gift you give yourself." --Robert Louis Stevenson

- "The greatest gift is a portion of thyself." --Ralph Waldo Emerson

- "When it comes down to it, we all just want to be loved." --Jannie Yellin

- "We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it." --Mark Twain

- "Relationships- of all kinds- are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, the sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. A relationship is like that. Held loosely, with respect and freedom for the other person, it is likely to remain intact. But hold too tightly, too possessively, and the relationship slips away and is lost." --Kaleel Jamison

- "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." --Maya Angleow

- "Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional."

- "Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child."

- "If you love something, let it go. If if comes back it's yours. If it doesn't it never really was in the first place."

- "I wish they would only take me as I am." --Vincent Van Gogh

- "Choose your friends by their character and your socks by their color, choosing your socks by thier character makes no sense, and choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."

- "If love does not know how to give and take without restictions, it is not love, but a transaction."

-"Some memories are realities and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again." --Willa Cather

-"An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind." --Ghandi

-"For long you'll live, and high you'll fly,
For smiles you'll give, and tears you'll cry.
For all you touch and all you see,
is all your life will ever be."
--Pink Floyd, "Breathe" Dark Side of The Moon

-"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed." --Einstein

-"Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless." --Mother Teresa

-"Things don't change. You just change your way of looking, that's all." --Carlos Castaneda

-"Our real blessings often appear to us in the shapes of pains, losses, and disappointments; but we soon shall see them in their proper figures." --Joseph Addison

-"Love is the soft petal of a rose in the morning, whether the day shall bring storms or sunshine it will always be there tomorrow."

-"Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them." --Gertrude Herman Hesse

-"From myself, I am copper, through you, friend, I am gold; From myself I am a stone, But through you I am a gem." --Rumi

-"The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know." --Pascal

-"To let a fool kiss you is stupid, to let a kiss fool you is worse."

-"The friend I trusted failed me. This was bad, but not so bad as though I had failed my friend."

-"Treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you-not because they are nice, but because you are."

-"The soul would not be a rainbow had the eyes no tears."

-"If you say my eyes are beautiful, it's because they're looking at you."

-"Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone." --Pablo Picasso

-"Dance like no one's watching, love like you'll never be hurt, sing like no one's listening, live like it's heaven on earth." --William Pukey

-"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." --Robert Frost

-"I swear to the Lord,/ I still can't see/ Why Democracy means/ Everybody but me. --Langston Hughes The Black Man Speaks

-"Never say I love you if you don't care
Never talk about feelings, if they're not really there
Never touch a life if you mean to break a heart."
--Unknown

-"A friend is someone who, upon seeing another friend in immense pain, would rather be the one experiencing the pain, then to have to watch their friend suffer." --Amanda Gier

-"The love in our hearts wasn't put there to stay, for love isn't love until you give it away." --unknown

-"Somewhere there is someone who dreams for your smile, And finds in your presence that life is worthwhile, So when you are lonely, remember it's true: Somebody, somewhere is thinking of you." --unknown

-"Since I can't be with you right now I will have to be content just dreaming about when we will be together again." --Susan Polis Schutz

-"Better never to have met you in my dreams than to wake and reach for hands that are not there." --Otomo No Yakamodo

-"Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war, love is a growing up." --James Baldwin

-"No cord or cable can draw so forcibly, or bind so fast, as love can do with a single thread." --Robert Burton

-"We do not need a reason to feel sad; nor do we need a reason to cry." --Jason Q.

-"Remember you don't choose love. Love chooses you. All you can really do is accept it for all its mystery when it comes into your life. Feel the way it fills you to overflowing, then reach out and give it away." --Kent Nurburn

-"Love will make you forget time, and time will make you forget love."

-"What is love? two souls and one flesh; friendship? two bodies and one soul. --Joseph Roux

-"Maybe part of loving is learning to let go." --Fred Savage The Wonder Years

-"It is love, not reason, that is stronger than death." --Thomas Mann

-"You don't die of a broken heart, you only wish you did." --Marilyn Peterson

-"Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig and then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun." --Matt Groening

-"When you fall in a dream, sometimes you die, sometimes you wake up, and sometimes you learn to fly." --Neil Gaiman The Sandman

-"I always knew that looking back at my tears would make me laugh, but I never thought that looking back at my laughter would make me cry." --Cat Stevens

-"I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good." --Joseph Fiennes

-"Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it's letting go." --Sam Ewing

-"Teenage boys are like clamshells. They open just a moment in order to take in a little nourishment or expel some dirt. But then they clam up again. If you're around when they open up, you have a chance to see something truly beautiful inside. But you have to be there at that moment." -- USA Weekend

-"Life isn't about the breaths we take, it's about the moments that take our breath away." --unknown

-"Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world's great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words, and some of the words are thiers. I am haunted by waters." --Norman Maclean "A River Runs Through It"

-"Lives of great men all remind us/We can make our lives sublime,/And, departing, leave behind us/Footprints on the sands of time." --Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

-"Sometimes the littlest things in life are the hardest to take. You can sit on a mountain more comfortably than on a tack." --Unknown

-"One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. --Michael Cibenko

-"Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose." -- The Wonder Years

-"Love sees with the heart and not the mind; therefore, wing'd cupid is painted blind." --William Shakespeare

-"True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable." --Dave Tyson Gentry

-"Never apologize for showing feeling when you do so, you apologize for the truth." --Benjamin Disraeli

-"Within you I lose myself/Without you I find myself/Wanting to be lost again." --Unknown

-"There are many ways to love someone. Sometimes we want love so much, we're not too choosy about who we love. Other times, we make love such a pure and noble thing, no poor human can ever neet our vision. But for the most part, love is a recognition, an opportunity to say, "There is something about you I cherish." It doesn't entail marriage, or even physical love. There's love of parents, love of city or nation, love of life and love of people. All different, all love. --Raymond E. Feist Magicain (Master)

-"A poet is an unhappy being whose heart is torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escaspe them, they sound like beautiful music... and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: "Sing for us soon again;" that is as much as to say, "May new sufferings torment you soul." --Soren Kierkegaard

-"Any emotion, if it is sincere, is involuntary." --Mark Twain

-"Much that I sought, I could not find; Much that I found, I could not keep; Much that I kept, I could not free; Much that I freed, returned to me." --Lord Byron

-"Remember that no time is ever wasted that makes two people better friends." --H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

-"Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friend." --John 15

-"We walk among worlds unrealized until we have learned the secret of love." --Hi Black

-"Love's pleasure lasts but a moment/Love's sorrow lasts all through life." --Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian

-"When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain." --Kahlil Gibran

-"Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost. --Robert H. Schuller

-"To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure, but risk must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing."

-"Love is like a storm. It is calm and soothing. It is natural and essential. It is powerful and fulfilling and nothing can get in it's way."

-"I believe the personality and the soul is what makes a person beautiful, it does not always have to be the physical appearance."

-"Love can hurt but they things it brings are worth death."

-"And now here is my secret, a very simple secret, it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye." --Antoine de Saint-Exupery

-"If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?" --Oscar Hammerstein

-"The greatest weakness of most humans is their hesitancy to tell others how much they love them while they're alive." --O.A. Battista

-"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it." --Ivan Panin

-"Forgiveness is the final form of love." --Reinhold Niebuhr

-"If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it." --Andy Rooney

-"Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches." --Colley Cibber

-"Absence lessens the minor passions and increases the great ones, as the wind douses a candle and kindles a fire." --Francois de La Rochefoucauld

-"You make a living from what you get; but you make a life from what you give." --Ronald Reagan

-"Equal opportunity means everyone will have a fair chance at being incompetent." --Laurence J. Peter

-"You never conquer a mountain. Mountains can't be conquered; you conquer yourself--your hopes, you fears." --Jim Whitaker

-"Forgiveness means letting go of the past." --Gerald Jampolsky

-"To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it." --Josh Jenkins

-"Time is the only true test, everything else is just a pop quiz."

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