Great Quotes

The search after the great men is the dream of youth, and the most serious occupation of manhood.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

One of the great mind destroyers of college education is the belief that if it's very complex, it's very profound.

Dennis Prager

In every human being one or the other of these two instincts is predominant: the active or positive instinct to offer hospitality, the negative or passive instinct to accept it. And either of these instincts is so significant of character that one might as well say that mankind is divisible into two great classes: hosts and guests.

Sir Henry Maximilian Beerbohm

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me that you have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders

Henry David Thoreau

Questions. Great. W-we can answer questions. Good. I need to know a little bit more about the Slayer, and about the both of you. Your relationship, whatever you can tell me. O-o-our relationship? We're friends. Good friends. Girlfriends, actually. Yes, we're girlfriends. We're in love. W-we're lovers. We're lesbian, gay-type lovers. I meant your relationship with the Slayer.

Amber Nicole Benson

I know of no great men except those who have rendered great service to the human race.

Voltaire

Great men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Solitude cherishes great virtues and destroys little ones.

Sydney Smith

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.

Jean De La Bruyere

A great many of us must move from words to acts - from words of dissent to acts of disobedience.

Barbara Deming

Society is composed of two great classes: those who have more dinners than appetite, and those who have more appetite than dinners.

Sebastien Chamfort

Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden.... It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Great strength of body is the gift of nature; But to be able to advise whate'er Is most expedient for one's country's good, Is the peculiar work of sense and wisdom.

Bias

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm and superstition.

Adam Smith

Hypocrisy itself does great honor, or rather justice, to religion, and tacitly acknowledges it to be an ornament to human nature. The hypocrite would not be at so much pains to put on the appearance of virtue, if he did not know it was the most proper and effectual means to gain the love and esteem of mankind.

Joseph Addison
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