Good Quotes

“Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more so that we may fear less.” -Marie Curie-

“Dream as if you will live forever, live as if you will die today.” -James Dean-

“Alot of people confuse modern with contemporary. Clearly they are still living in the past.”

“We can pick the game, but we can’t change the rules.”

“I remain just one thing, and one thing only – and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any other politician.” -Charlie Chaplin-

“It’s a recession when your neighbor loses his job, it’s a depression when you lose yours.” -Harry S. Truman-

“Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.”

“It’s better to own 10% of an elephant than 100% of a rat.” -Arthur Mutambara-

“The best thing about this group of candidates is that only one of them will win.” -Will Rogers-

“Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are right more than half of the time.” -E.B. White-

“Revolution: noun. In politics, an abrupt change in the form of misgovernment.” -Ambrose Bierce-

“People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought they seldom use.” -Søren Kirkegaard-

“If you are not criticized you may not be doing much.” -Donald Rumsfeld-

“As long as men worship dictators, Caesar’s and Napoleon’s will arise to make them miserable.” -Aldous Huxley-

“One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors.” -Plato-

“Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.” -George F. Will-

“Great causes and little men go ill together.” -Jawaharlal Nehru-

“About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends.” -Herbert Hoover-

“Ethics is what we do when no one else is looking.” -Georges Bernard-

“Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.” -William Shakespeare-

“Wisdom is knowing what to do next, virtue is doing it.” -David Star Jordan-

“Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live.” -Oscar Wilde-

“Character is much easier kept than recovered.” -Thomas Paine-

“One does evil enough when one does nothing at all.”

“Don’t try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough.” -Arthur Freed-

“Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value.” -Albert Einstein-

“You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” -James D. Miles-

“I thank thee first because I was never robbed before; second, because although they took my purse they did not take my life; third, because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, and not I who robbed.” -Mathew Henry-

“As a wise man once said: An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” -JFK-

“Politics is war without the bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.” – Mao Tse-Tung-

“Sed fugit interea fugit irreparabile tempus, singula dum capti circumvectamur amore.” (But meanwhile it flees irretrievably while we wander around, prisoners of our love for detail) -Virgil-

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” -Charles Darwin-

“The most dangerous risk of all, the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.”

“All it takes for evil to flourish is for good men and women to do nothing.” -Edward Burke-

“The exact contrary of what is generally believed is often the truth.” Jean de la Bruyère

“I’m infutuated with being in love.” -Elizabeth Tailor-

“Knowledge comes by taking things apart, wisdom comes by putting things together.” -John A. Morrison-

“To sleep, per chance to dream.” -William Shakespeare-

“Boredom is the root of all evil, the despairing refusal to be oneself.” – Søren Kirkegaard-

“Wit is educated insolence.” -Aristotle-

“Friendship is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”

“Anyone can become angry, that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose and in the right way, that is not easy.”

“I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.”

“Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the end.”

“The greatest virtues are those which are the most useful to other persons.”

“The actuality of thought is life.”

“How many a dispute could have been deflated into a single paragraph if the disputants had dared to define their terms.”

“We give up leisure in order that we may have leisure, just as we go to war in order that we may have peace.”

“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.”

“Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.”

“The vigorous are no better than the lazy during one half of life, for all men are alike when asleep.”

“It is easy to perform a good action, but not easy to acquire a settled habit of performing such actions.”

“The aim of the wise is not to secure pleasure, but to avoid pain.”

“One who deceives will always find those who allow themselves to be deceived.” -Niccolo Machiavelli-

“Men in general judge more from appearances than from reality. All men have eyes, but few have the gift of penetration.” -Niccolo Machiavelli-

“Nothing can be dropped at will, it has to be fully understood, experienced and it will drop by itself, not by own will.”

“Out of the quarrel with others, we make rhetoric, out of the quarrel with ourselves, we make poetry.” -William Yeats-

“In dreams begins responsibility.” -William Yeats-

“Do something wonderful, people may imitate it.” -Albert Schweitzer-

“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust and hostility to evaporate.” -Albert Schweitzer-

“A man is truly ethical only when he obeys the compulsion to help all life which he is able to assist, and shrinks from injuring anything that lives.” -Albert Schweitzer-

“Of all men’s miseries, the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.” -Herodotus-

“This I know – if all men should take their troubles to the market to barter with their neighbor, not one, when he had seen the troubles of other men, but would be glad to carry his own home again.” -Herodotus-

“Time, you subtle thief of youth.”

“A man should look for what is, not for what he thinks should be.” -Albert Einstein-

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” -Albert Einstein-

“Hypocrisy is the tribute that vice pays to virtue.” -Francois de La Rochefoucault-

“Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.” -Lord Byron-

“Fools are my theme, let satyre be my song.” -Lord Byron-

“For truth is always strange, stranger than fiction.” -Lord Byron-

“In solitude, where we are least alone.” -Lord Byron-

“Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools and those who dare not, are slaves.” -Lord Byron-

“Every person has his own talents and his own flaws, the smart ones have learned to use their talents
while the happy ones have learned to accept their flaws.” Dick Salomon, ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’

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