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In the morning I bathe my intellect in the stupendous and cosmogonal philosophy of the Bhagavad-Gita, in comparison with which our modern world and its literature seems puny and trivial. Henry David Thoreau
Here cometh April again, and as far as I can see the world hath more fools in it than ever. Charles Lamb
I, for one, thoroughly believe that no power in the universe can withhold from anyone anything they really deserve. Swami Vivekananda
We are very much what others think of us. The reception our observations meet with gives us courage to proceed, or damps our efforts. William Hazlitt
A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes - and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. Dietrich Bonhoeffer
People don't like the true and simple; they like fairy tales and humbug. Edmond de Goncourt
Divorce is one of the most financially traumatic things you can go through. Money spent on getting mad or getting even is money wasted. Richard Wagner
Although a skillful flatterer is a most delightful companion if you have him all to yourself, his taste becomes very doubtful when he takes to complimenting other people. Charles Dickens
To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure is the most perfect refreshment. Jane Austen
I like persons better than principles, and I like persons with no principles better than anything else in the world. Oscar Wilde
There is no value in life except what you choose to place upon it and no happiness in any place except what you bring to it yourself. Henry David Thoreau
There was never yet an uninteresting life. Such a thing is an impossibility. Inside of the dullest exterior there is a drama, a comedy and a tragedy. Mark Twain
The farmer has to be an optimist or he wouldn’t still be a farmer. Will Rogers
He can compress the most words into the smallest ideas of any man I ever met. Abraham Lincoln
The old world is dying, and the new world struggles to be born; now is the time of monsters. Antonio Gramsci
Biographies are but the clothes and buttons of the man. The biography of the man himself cannot be written. Mark Twain
So, influenced by these advisors and this hope, I have at length allowed my friends to publish the work, as they had long besought me to do. Nicolaus Copernicus
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one – keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy. Mark Twain
The imagination imitates. It is the critical spirit that creates. Oscar Wilde
We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde
Friends are the mirrors that reflect our growth and remind us of how far we've come.
In nature, we find peace for our restless souls and inspiration for our creative spirits.
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children. Khalil Gibran
A party of order or stability, and a party of progress or reform, are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life. John Stuart Mill
Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition. Adam Smith
The intelligent man who is proud of his intelligence is like the condemned man who is proud of his large cell. Simone Weil
The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche
I have known a vast quantity of nonsense talked about bad men not looking you in the face. Don’t trust that conventional idea. Dishonesty will stare honesty out of countenance any day in the week, if there is anything to be got by it. Charles Dickens
Music is a discipline, and a mistress of order and good manners, she makes the people milder and gentler, more moral and more reasonable. Martin Luther
Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm: it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. George Sand
As in geology, so in social institutions, we may discover the causes of all past changes in the present invariable order of society. Henry David Thoreau
Embrace failure as a teacher, not a defeat. Learn from your mistakes and use them as stepping stones to success.
There are some cases in which the sense of injury breeds not the will to inflict injuries and climb over them as a ladder, but a hatred of all injury. George Eliot
In summer, the world is a playground, inviting us to explore, discover, and create memories.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time. William Blake
We did not raise armies for glory or for conquest. Thomas Jefferson
I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read. Samuel Johnson
There is nothing so powerful as truth, and often nothing so strange. Daniel Webster
The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves. George Washington
The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder. Albert Einstein
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