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Recommended prayers cannot attain the pleasures of God for you when obligatory prayers are left unattended.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Someone once said that a fool can put on his coat better than a wise man can put it on for him. The implications of that undermine most of the agenda of the political left.

Thomas Sowell

The school is not quite deserted, said the Ghost. "A solitary child, neglected by his friends, is left there still.

Charles Dickens

A husband is what's left of the lover after the nerve has been extracted.

Helen Rowland

For the happiest life, days should be rigorously planned, nights left open to chance.

Mignon McLaughlin

When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves with the credit of having left them.

La Rochefoucauld

It's just what usually happens is propaganda from the right is perceived as actuality, and propaganda from the left is perceived as propaganda.


Yoga does not remove us from the reality or responsibilities of everyday life but rather places our feet firmly and resolutely in the practical ground of experience. We don't transcend our lives; we return to the life we left behind in the hopes of something better.


Melanctha Herbert was always losing what she had in all the things she saw. Melanctha was always being left when she was not leaving others. Melanctha Herbert always loved too hard and much too often. She was always full with mystery and subtle movements and denials and vague distrusts and complicated disillusions. Then Melanctha would be sudden and impulsive and unbounded in some faith, and then she would suffer and be strong in her repression. Melanctha Herbert was always seeking rest and quiet and always she could only find new ways to be in trouble.

Gertrude Stein

Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you`re just fair game.

Greta Garbo

Cut quarrels out of literature, and you will have very little history or drama or fiction or epic poetry left.

Robert Lynd

My game is so bad I gotta hire three caddies- one to walk the left rough, one for the right, and one for the middle. And the one in the middle doesn't have much to do.

Dave Hill

If I hit it right, it's a slice. If I hit it left, it's a hook. If I hit it straight, it's a miracle.


First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Martin NiemĖ†ller

Power and violence are opposites; where the one rules absolutely, the other is absent. Violence appears where power is in jeopardy, but left to its own course it ends in power's disappearance.

Hannah Arendt

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