Quotes and Sayings

Jane austen, mansfield park - everybody likes to go their own way - - to choose...
All speech is vain and empty unless it be accompanied by action.

To be able to bear provocation is an argument of great reason, and to forgive it of a great mind.
Swollen in head, weak in legs, sharp in tongue but empty in belly. On intellectuals.
Mao Zedong
Without courage, wisdom bears no fruit.
Baltasar Gracian
William makepeace thackery - good humor is one of the best articles of dress...

Great anger is more destructive than the sword.
Tamil Prove
The way I see it, if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton
Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie
Life is hard. After all, it kills you.
Katherine Hepburn
I see her not dispirited, not weak, but well, remembering that she has seen dark times before, indeed with a kind of instinct that she sees a little better in a cloudy day.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Liberty without learning is always in peril; learning without liberty is always in vain.
John F. Kennedy
To achieve the impossible, it is precisely the unthinkable that must be thought.
Tom Robbins
Inflation is bringing us true democracy. For the first time in history, luxuries and necessities are selling at the same price.
Robert Orben
Wealth is not without its advantages, and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive.
John Kenneth Galbraith
Everything changes, nothing remains without change.
I am certain there is too much certainty in the world.
Michael Crichton, State of Fea
What we won when all of our people united... must not be lost in suspicion and distrust and selfishness and politics. ... Accordingly, I shall not seek, and I will not accept, the nomination of my party for another term as president.
Lyndon B. Johnson
For millions of years, mankind lived just like the animals. Then something happened which unleashed the power of our imaginations, we learned to talk.
Stephen Hawking
Seeing our Father in everything makes life one long thanksgiving and gives rest of the heart.
Hannah Whitall Smith
No man fully capable of his own language ever masters another.
George Bernard Shaw
The theory of evolution is outstandingly the most important theory in biology.
Mark Ridley, 1983
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn.
Alvin Toffle
I think I should have no other mortal wants, if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort, when I am filled with music.
George Eliot
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.
Kahlil Gibran
Perpetual worry will get you to one place ahead of time - The cemetery.
Author Unknown
Cruel persecution and intolerance are not accidents, but grow out of the very essense of religion, namely, its absolute claims.
Morris Raphael Cohen
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future one.
It is impossible to make people understand their ignorance; for it requires knowledge to perceive it and therefore he that can perceive it hath it not.
Jeremy Taylo
Solitude, in the sense of being often alone, is essential to any depth of meditation or of character and solitude in the presence of natural beauty and grandeur, is the cradle of thought and aspirations which are not only good for the individual, but which society could ill do without.
John Stuart Mill
Neither a borrower nor a lender be For loan oft loses both itself and friend, And borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry. This above all to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.
William Shakespeare
Be patient enough to live one day at a time, letting yesterday go and leaving tomorrow until it arrives.
Man is a gregarious creature, more so in mind than in body. He may like to go alone for a walk but he hates to stand alone in his opinion.
There is no sadder sight than a young pessimist.
Mark Twain
Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Henry Fielding
I guess I just prefer to see the dark side of things. The glass is always half empty. And cracked. And I just cut my lip on it. And chipped a tooth.
Janeane Garofalo
The truth is rarely pure and never simple.
Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest, 1895, Act I
At the shrine of friendship never say die, let the wine of friendship never run dry. Les Miserables.
Victor Hugo
I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.
Eugene Delacroix
When you read about a car crash in which two or three youngsters are killed, do you pause to dwell on the amount of love and treasure and patience parents poured into bodies no longer suitable for open caskets.