You didn't come into this world. You came out of it, like a wave from the ocean. You are not a stranger here.
Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
For truth is always strange; stranger than fiction.
Never greet a stranger in the night, for he may be a demon.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance or a stranger.
Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
In the cherry blossom's shade there's no such thing as a stranger.
This young man-whether he's my son or a stranger-repeatedly declares, "I didn't do it, I didn't do it." And he's shot down. That's not the American way of life. A man is innocent until he's proved guilty
A fool may be known by six things: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without progress; inquiry, without object; putting trust in a stranger, and mistaking foes for friends
Itís no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
There never will exist anything permanently noble and excellent in the character which is a stranger to resolute self-denial.
Always get to know the other party. Never negotiate with a stranger.
Do not be afraid to hear about virtue and do not be a stranger to the term. For it is not distant from us nor is it external to us; its realisation lies within us and the work is easy if only we want it. The Greeks leave home and cross the seas in order to gain an education, but there is no need for us to go away on account of the Kingdom of God nor need we cross the sea in search of virtue. For the Lord has told us, "The Kingdom of God is within you." All that is needed for goodness is that which is within, the human heart.
To some baffled parents youth is stranger than fiction
When a writer knows home in his heart, his heart must remain subtly apart from it. He must always be a stranger to the place he loves, and its people.
When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a total stranger
Some enchanted evening,
you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room.
It's no wonder that truth is stranger than fiction. Fiction has to make sense.
... one cannot be happy in exile or in oblivion. One cannot always be a stranger. I want to return to my homeland, make all my loved ones happy. I see no further than this.
Avarice is disgrace; cowardice is a defect; poverty often disables an intelligent man from arguing his case; a poor man is a stranger in his own town; misfortune and helplessness are calamities; patience is a kind of bravery; to sever attachments with the wicked world is the greatest wealth; piety is the best weapon of defence.
From the back label of a Cline Zin:
"Know me, stranger,
For I am thy life blood
and thy nectar.
I shall wet thy lips, parched
by the winds of deprivation.
And nourished shall be thy body,
dessicated by the scorching
inferno of temperance.
Rest thy head upon my bosom,
Lose thyself in the ecstasy of
And know me,
For I am
As a colored woman I might enter Washington any night, a stranger in a strange land, and walk miles without finding a place to lay my head.... The colored man alone is thrust out of the hotels of the national capital like a leper.... Surely nowhere in the world do oppression and persecution based solely on the color of the skin appear more hateful and hideous than in the capital of the United States, because the chasm between the principles upon which this Government was founded, in which it still professes to believe, and those which are daily practiced under the protection of the flag, yawn so wide and deep.
Lack of friends means, stranger in one's own country.