Quotes and Sayings

You are... the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does.
Dag Hammarskjld
Jiddu krishnamurti - any acceptance of authority is the very denial of...

W. somerset maugham - she had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a...
L. ron hubbard - the wrong thing to do about any given...
Through faith man experiences the meaning of the world through action he is to give to it meaning.
Leo Braeck
I must dislike those who, whatever I do to please them, persist in disliking me; I must resist those who punish me unjustly.
Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus
One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.
Henry Moore
The future depends on what we do in the present.
Mahatma Gandhi
Knowing others is intelligence knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power.
Lao Tzu
In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but in its effects.
J. William Fulbright
The effects of kindness are not always seen immediately, Sometimes it takes years until your kindness will pay off, And is returned to you. And sometimes you never see the fruits of your labors, But they are there, Deep inside of the soul of the one you touched.
Dan Kelly
Ignorance and inconsideration are the two great causes of the ruin of mankind.
John Tillotson
f u cn rd ths, u cn gt a gd jb n cmptr prgmmng.
Anon.
Everyone complains of his memory, none of his judgment.
La Rochefoucauld
I think every woman is entitled to a middle husband she can forget.
Adela Rogers St. John
Who does not see that the same authority which can establish Christianity, in exclusion of all other religions, may establish with the same ease any particular sect of Christians, in exclusion of all other sects.
James Madison
I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside.
Wayne W Dye
He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius, The Confucian Analects
A friend of mine once sent me a postcard with a picture of the entire planet Earth taken from space. On the back it said, Wish you were here.
Steven Wright
When in doubt, use brute force.
Ken Thompson
Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.
Epictetus
Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publications.
Fran Lebowitz
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky
I am wealthy in my friends.
William Shakespeare
The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson
Nature never did betray The heart that loved her.
William Wordsworth
Every human being has a work to carry on within, duties to perform abroad, influence to exert, which are peculiarly his, and which no conscience but his own can teach.
William Ellery Channing
God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
Sir William Bragg
People are more easily led than driven.
David Harold Fink
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
It is not righteousness to outrage A brave man dead, not even though you hate him.
Sophocles
Do not speak of repulsive matters at table.
Amy Vanderbilt
Religion is something left over from the infancy of our intelligence, it will fade away as we adopt reason and science as our guidelines.
Bertrand Russell
Arithmetic is numbers you squeeze from your head to your hand to your pencil to your paper until you get the right answer.
Carl Sandburg
Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus
The spirit of man can endure only so much and when it is broken only a miracle can mend it.
John Burroughs
Children are not things to be molded, but are people to be unfolded.
Jess Lai
The way to gain a good reputation is to endeavor to be what you desire to appear.
Socrates
The very fact of its finding itself in agreement with other minds perturbs it, so that it hunts for points of divergence, feeling the urgent need to make it clear that at least it reached the same conclusions by a different route.
Herbert Butterfield