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“The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.” – Samuel Johnson
“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.”- Erich Fromm
“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” – Carlos Castaneda
“Strong people make as many mistakes as weak people. Difference is that strong people admit their mistakes, laugh at them, learn from them. That is how they become strong.” – Richard Needham
“Love measures our stature: the more we love, the bigger we are.There is no smaller package in all the world than that of a man all wrapped up in himself.” – William Sloane Coffin
“We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. …When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.” – William Arthur Ward
“Life is not measured by the breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
“Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.” – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“There are no facts, only interpretations.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” – Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968)
“Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.” – Thomas Henry Huxley (1825-1895)
“If you can’t get rid of the skeleton in your closet, you’d best teach it to dance.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
“We have art to save ourselves from the truth.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
“Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” – Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821)
“He who has a ‘why’ to live, can bear with almost any ‘how’.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
“I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.” – Frank Lloyd Wright (1868-1959)
“God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)
“All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.” – Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
“Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.” – Jimi Hendrix
“If everything seems under control, you’re just not going fast enough.” – Mario Andretti
“When you gaze long into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you.” – Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900)
“The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First, society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails, they try to poison you. If this fails too, they finish by loading honors on your head.” – Jean Cocteau (1889-1963)
“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 (1902-1984) “Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” – Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
“Forgive your enemies, but never forget their names.” – John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) “When ideas fail, words come in very handy.” – Goethe (1749-1832)
“In the end, everything is a gag.” – Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) “The nice thing about egotists is that they don’t talk about other people.” – Lucille S. Harper
“You can pretend to be serious; you can’t pretend to be witty.” – Sacha Guitry (1885-1957)
“Sometimes a scream is better than a thesis.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.” – Voltaire (1694-1778)
“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.” – Mae West (1892-1980)
“Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you.” – Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961)
“If I were two-faced, would I be wearing this one?” – Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
“Happiness is good health and a bad memory.” – Ingrid Bergman (1917-1982)
“Friends may come and go, but enemies accumulate.” – Thomas Jones
“What other people think about you is none of your bussiness.” – Dalai Lama
“Men are not disturbed by things, but the view they take of things.” – Epictetus (55-135 A.D.)
“Never mistake motion for action.” – Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke (1729-1797)
“Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt.” – Mark Twain (1835-1910)
“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde.
“I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of old ones.” – John Cage
“True friends stab you in the front.” – Oscar Wilde
“If you are going through hell, keep going.”-Winston Churchill
“If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up.” Hunter S. Thompson
Never underestimate your opponent. – Sun-Tzu
“Know what I pray for? The strength to change what I can, the inability to accept what I can’t and the incapacity to tell the difference.”
Calvin (Calvin & Hobbes)
“Only when the last tree has been cut down, only when the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught; Only then, will you find that money cannot be eaten.” Cree Indian Prophecy
“It is better to break one’s heart than to do nothing with it.”– Margaret Kennedy
“We are, many of us, a planet orbiting somebody’s sun, unconscious of a lonely moon, orbiting our planet.” -Robert Braul
Some love stories are short stories, but they are love stories none the less.
Borrow money from pessimists – they don’t expect it back.
Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don’t have film!
A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
When everything is coming your way, you’re in the wrong lane.
To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.
There is a light at the end of every tunnel….just pray it’s not a train.
All Men Are Animals; Some Just Make Better Pets.
The only reason that I talk to myself is because that I’m the only one whose answers I accept.
Silence is golden, but duct tape is silver.
Don’t let your victories go to your head, or your failures go to your heart.
The mind is like a parachute. It doesn’t work unless it’s open.
The only time you run out of chances is when you stop taking them.
You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.
If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm, you’ll never enjoy the sunshine.
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity.
Don’t waste your time on a guy that isn’t willing to waste his time on you.
Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyways.