The L Word Quotes

That's the nature of women ... not to love when we love them, and to love when we love them not.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.

Dale Breckenridge Carnegie

Man is more than an animal only in that he finds expression for the beautiful.

John Carroll

Magic is the science and the art of causing change to occur in conformity with will.

Peter J. Carroll

Science has brought us power and ideas but not the wisdom or responsibility to handle them.

Peter J. Carroll

A book is simply the container of an idealike a bottle; what is inside the book is what matters.

Angela Carter

I'm convinced that whatever state you're in during your pregnancy has a huge influence on the baby's personality - so I hope we haven't produced a little serial killer!

Helena Bonham Carter

Let us learn together and laugh together and work together and pray together, confident that in the end we will triumph together in the right.

James Earl Carter, Jr.

If you wish your audience to cry, you must shed tears yourself, but if you wish to make them laugh you must contrive to look as serious as a judge.

Giacomo Casanova

If I had married a woman intelligent enough to guide me, to rule me without my feeling that I was ruled, I should have taken good care of my money, I should have had children, and I should not be, as now I am, alone in the world and possessing nothing.

Giacomo Casanova

Everything is sad and ridiculous in old age. Even the fear of death.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

There comes a moment in your life when, no matter what you do, you bore everybody else. There is only one way to get back the lost prestige. Dying.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.

Alan Alda

Women are the tax we pay on pleasure.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

Life's hard. To be in peace with oneself, one must speak the truth. To be in peace with others, one must lie.

Adolfo Bioy Casares

May peace rule the universe; may peace rule in kingdoms and empires; may peace rule in states and in the lands of the potentates; may peace rule in the house of friends and may peace also rule in the house of enemies.

Barrister Virchand Gandhi

There are two classes of people in this world, those who sin, and those who are sinned against; if a man must belong to either, he had better belong to the first than to the second.

Samuel Butler

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.

Albert Camus

I was assailed by memories of a life that wasn't mine anymore, but one in which I'd found the simplest and most lasting joys.

Albert Camus

If the only significant history of human thought were to be written, it would have to be the history of its successive regrets and its impotences.

Albert Camus

Absolute freedom mocks at justice. Absolute justice denies freedom. To be fruitful, the two ideas must find their limits in each other.

Albert Camus

Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.

Albert Camus

Idleness is only fatal to the mediocre.

Albert Camus

The essence of mathematics lies entirely in its freedom.

Georg Ferdinand Ludwig Philipp Cantor

I would employ the wise and strong of the empire, using righteousness to lead them. In this way, nothing is impossible.

Co C

It's always the same thing, one war after another.

Karel Čapek

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.

Alphonse Gabriel Capone

Writing has laws of perspective, of light and shade, just as painting does, or music. If you are born knowing them, fine. If not, learn them. Then rearrange the rules to suit yourself.

Truman Capote

There's always hope... even when there isn't faith. And sometimes, without hope or faith, there must be charity.

Orson Scott Card

Justice could be cruel, and crueler yet necessity, but mercy was the cruelest thing of all.

Orson Scott Card

Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do.

Wayne Dyer

The greatest advantage in gambling lies in not playing at all.

Gerolamo Cardano

Expediency may tip the scales when arguments are nicely balanced.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

Our course of advance... is neither a straight line nor a curve. It is a series of dots and dashes.

Benjamin Nathan Cardozo

For the game is everlasting only insofar as we keep returning to it for delights put into it by countless boys of all ages.

Sir Neville Cardus

They never fail who die In a great cause.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Knowledge is not happiness, and science But an exchange of ignorance for that Which is another kind of ignorance.

George Gordon (Noel) Byron, 6th Baron Byron

Naturalness is the seal of genius.

Franois Joachim de Pierre de Bernis

It is the positive practice of freedom, not the negative struggle against particular oppression, that has lifted me above a mutilated existence.

Georges Bataille

It is not right that any one should be advocate and judge in the same case.

Bartholomew of San Concordio

Where the people fear the government you have tyranny. Where the government fears the people you have liberty.

John Basil Barnhill

For it is no railways, roads, and power stations that give rise to industrial capitalism: it is the emergence of industrial capitalism that leads to the building of railways, to the construction of roads, and to the establishment of power stations.

Paul Alexander Baran

In fact, all the additional knowledge gained by an irrationally constituted society may but enlarge and enhance the powers of death and destruction.

Paul Alexander Baran

Public utility is often served by the injury of individuals.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

There are no children of whom we are fonder than those that are born of our brains, to whom we are father and mother in one.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.

Leo Babauta

Good and evil keep very exact accounts... and the face of every man is their ledger.

James Branch Cabell

Time changes all things and cultivates even in herself an appreciation of irony, and, therefore, why shouldn't I have changed a trifle?

James Branch Cabell

The man was not merely very human; he was humanity. And I reflected that it is only by preserving faith in human dreams that we may, after all, perhaps some day make them come true.

James Branch Cabell

People must have both their dreams and their dinners in this world, and when we go out of it we must take what we find. That is all.

James Branch Cabell

The touch of time does more than the club of Hercules.

James Branch Cabell

I tend to live in the past because most of my life is there.

Herbert Eugene Caen

Men willingly believe what they wish.

Gaius Iulius Caesar

There are no small problems. Problems that appear small are large problems that are not understood.

Santiago Ramn y Cajal

The natural pattern of current astronomy is provided by the cryptic unity of nature itself (belief in which is the chief act of faith of the scientist).

Nigel Calder

A wise man distrusts his neighbor. A wiser man distrusts both his neighbor and himself. The wisest man of all distrusts his government.

Janet Miriam Holland Taylor Caldwell

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace.

Calgacus

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

Leonard James Callaghan

Don't talk to me about rules, dear. Wherever I stay I make the goddamn rules.

Maria Callas

I joined this party because I believe in freedom. We are the only party believing that if you give people freedom and responsibility, they will grow stronger and society will grow stronger.

David William Donald Cameron

History is filled with examples of men and women who rendered highly effective performance without the conventional badges of accomplishment in terms of certificates, diplomas, or degrees. Diplomas and tests are useful servants, but Congress has mandated the commonsense proposition that they are not to become masters of reality.

Warren Earl Burger

How fortunate for Us that We thirst for glorious souls rather than faultless ones, or We should be parched indeed, and most lonely in Our perfect righteousness.

Lois McMaster Bujold

If you desire a man to tell you comfortable lies about your prowess, and so fetter any hope of true excellence, I'm sure you may find one anywhere. Not all prisons are made of iron bars. Some are made of feather beds.

Lois McMaster Bujold

One of the best things about writing is how it redeems, not to mention recycles, all of one's prior experiences, including or perhaps especially the failures.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The advance of liberty is the path to both a safer and better world.

George Walker Bush

As hope kindles hope, millions more will find it. By our efforts, we have lit a fire as well a fire in the minds of men. It warms those who feel its power, it burns those who fight its progress, and one day this untamed fire of freedom will reach the darkest corners of our world.

George Walker Bush

Because free peoples believe in the future, free peoples will own the future.

George Walker Bush

A total immersion in life offers the best classroom for learning to love.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

Who is the loving person? The loving person is the person who loves him or herself. I say this so often, and people say, "Oh yes, you're so right," but they don't do it! You will never be able to love anyone else until you love yourself. Even With your Fat Thighs!

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

A life of love is one of continual growth, where the doors and windows of experience are always open to the wonder and magic that life offers. To love is to risk living fully.

Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia

There is sort of Christians Christianity of whose had died out long ago, they have just not noticed that. Thus, they let all things stay as they are.

Wilhelm Busch

Religious people crucified the Son of God. He was not fitting to their wishes.

Wilhelm Busch

In fact, it is only through the New Testament that we can learn just what Christian faith is. ... Open your Bible at any page you like, there is nothing about solving religious problems. Bible testifies that God exists and that he revealed himself through Jesus Christ. It shows too that the man who lives without God is not living right.

Wilhelm Busch

And I hope to stand for a new harmony, a greater tolerance. We've come far, but I think we need a new harmony among the races in our country. And we're on a journey into a new century, and we've got to leave that tired old baggage of bigotry behind.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Seneca thinks the gods are well pleased when they see great men contending with adversity.

Robert Burton

Many things happen between the cup and the lip.

Robert Burton

Everything, saith Epictetus, hath two handles,the one to be held by, the other not.

Robert Burton

The commonwealth of Venice in their armory have this inscription: "Happy is that city which in time of peace thinks of war."

Robert Burton

The key to successful missionary work is a close relationship between the missionaries and the members. Creating an environment in working with members that will bring more into the Church.

Richard G. Scott

Being called a traitor by Dick Cheney is the highest honor you can give an American, and the more panicked talk we hear from people like him, Feinstein, and King, the better off we all are. If they had taught a class on how to be the kind of citizen Dick Cheney worries about, I would have finished high school.

Edward Snowden

The appreciation of a painting or a piece of music, for example, or even falling in love, is all about our subjectivity. But to decide that the entire universe operates in such a way, let alone to go to war because we are so convinced we are right that others must agree with us or die, that surely should demand a higher level of argument than 'It's true because I really, really feel it is.

Derren Victor Brown

How many powerful memories are triggered by smell and taste? Your mothers old perfume, the smell your fathers breath, the taste of the soap theyd make you eat.

Derren Victor Brown

We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.

Nelson Mandela

Men and women should own the world as a mutual possession.

Pearl Sydenstricker Buck

Leaders must be close enough to relate to others, but far enough ahead to motivate them.

John C. Maxwell

Induction is the glory of science and the scandal of philosophy.

Charlie Dunbar Broad

I believe in some blending of hope and sunshine sweetening the worst lots. I believe that this life is not all; neither the beginning nor the end. I believe while I tremble; I trust while I weep.

Charlotte Bront

Science knows it doesn't know everything; otherwise, it'd stop. But just because science doesn't know everything doesn't mean you can fill in the gaps with whatever fairy tale most appeals to you.

Dara Briain

He was acting on a reason other than the avoidance of pain. The sentiment was loyalty, and it felt glorious.

Vanna Bonta

You never read about the real pain. It lives where no word can travel.

Vanna Bonta

You never read about the real pain. It lives where no word can travel.

Vanna Bonta

If you were the sky, I would unfurl myself in you, as a rainbow of colors yet unseen. I would become oceans of stars in your night.

Vanna Bonta

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.

Geoffrey Latham

Like dew on drooping blossoms, Like breath from Holy place, Laden with health and healing, Come Thy deep words of grace: "Thy strength is all in leaning On One who fights for thee; Thine is the helpless clinging, And mine the victory."

Hetty Bowman

Like dew on drooping blossoms, Like breath from Holy place, Laden with health and healing, Come Thy deep words of grace: "Thy strength is all in leaning On One who fights for thee; Thine is the helpless clinging, And mine the victory."

Hetty Bowman

I think Democrats are right. We fight for the American dream, for the environment, for privacy rights, a woman's right to choose, a good public education system.

Barbara Levy Boxer

Love is the beauty of the soul.

St Augustine

We have fought for social justice. We have fought for economic justice. We have fought for environmental justice. We have fought for criminal justice. Now we must add a new fight - the fight for electoral justice.

Barbara Levy Boxer

If you truly believe you need to pick a mobile phone that "says something" about your personality, don't bother. You don't have a personality. A mental illness, maybe - but not a personality.

Charlton

Promises are the uniquely human way of ordering the future, making it predictable and reliable to the extent that this is humanly possible.

Hannah Arendt

No witchcraft, no enemy action had silenced the rebirth of new life in this stricken world. The people had done it themselves.

Rachel Carson

Madness is the absolute break with the work of art; it forms the constitutive moment of abolition, which dissolves in time the truth of the work of art.

Michel Foucault

Jealousy is bred in doubts. When those doubts change into certainties, then the passion either ceases or turns absolute madness.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

When you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye, Think, The good outnumber you, and we always will.

Patton Oswalt

‎The greatest danger of a terrorist's bomb is in the explosion of stupidity that it provokes.

Octave Mirbeau

The difference between a terrorist and a freedom fighter is a matter of perspective: it all depends on the observer and the verdict of history.

Pentti Linkola

Islamic killers are over here because we are over there.

Patrick J. Buchanan

The number of people killed by the sanctions in Iraq is greater than the total number of people killed by all weapons of mass destruction in all of history.

Noam Chomsky

There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.

Tony Benn

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest

Napoleon Bonaparte

I seen nights full of pain, days of the same.

Lil Wayne

The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience.

Unknown

Meanings are not determined by situations, but we determine ourselves by the meanings we give to situations.

Alfred Adler

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him. What he needs is not the discharge of tension at any cost, but the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled by him.

Victor Frankl

The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.

Colin R. Davis

Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.

Mark Cuban

The function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

Ralph Nader

I find that when you have a real interest in life and a curious life, that sleep is not the most important thing.

Martha Stewart

Ive been blessed to find people who are smarter than I am, and they help me to execute the vision I have.

Russell Simmons

The best reason to start an organization is to make meaning; to create a product or service to make the world a better place.

Guy Kawasaki

People are not lazy. They simply have important goals that is, goals that do not inspire them.

Tony Robbins

Expect the best. Prepare for the worst. Capitalize on what comes.

Zig Ziglar

The art of being a good guest is to know when to leave.

Prince Philip

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If Im not there, I go to work.

Vinnie Rege

Going into business for yourself, becoming an entrepreneur, is the modern-day equivalent of pioneering on the old frontier.

Paula Nelson

I will tell you how to become rich. Close the doors. Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.

Warren Buffet

Some people dream of great accomplishments, while others stay awake and do them.

Anonymous

The entrepreneur builds an enterprise; the technician builds a job.

Michael Gerber

Be content to act, and leave the talking to others.

Baltasa

Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.

Abraham Lincoln

The only true wisdom is knowing that you know nothing.

Socrates

The most essential factor is persistence - the determination never to allow your energy or enthusiasm to be dampened by the discouragement that must inevitably come.

James Whitcomb Riley

By increasing the use of renewable fuels such as ethanol and bio-diesel, and providing the Department of Energy with a budget to create more energy efficiency options, agriculture can be the backbone of our energy supply as well.

John Salazar

The fact that in Germany the politics were of the Right and in the United States of the Left should not mislead us. In both places the universities gave way under the pressure of mass movements, and did so in large measure because they thought those movements possessed a moral truth superior to any the university could provide. Commitment was understood to be profounder than science, passion than reason, history than nature, the young than the old.

Allan David Bloom

Life finds its purpose and fulfillment in the expansion of happiness.

Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

To bring up a child in the way he should go, travel that way yourself once in a while.

Josh Billings

To die in order to avoid the pains of poverty, love, or anything that is disagreeable, is not the part of a brave man, but of a coward.

Aristotle

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

William Blake

Forget about the consequences of failure. Failure is only a temporary change in direction to set you straight for your next success.

Denis Waitley

You can't be afraid of people willing to hurt you, cause if you fear life, then you will never live.

Chester Bennington

I'm disgusting, because I do that with my baggage too. All my bags specifically fit in a certain way really well I can't have disorganised bags! And when I go grocery shopping, I'm the same way; boxed items like detergents have to be separated from the food, and then all cans go together, all meats go together, and therefore it's easier to unload when you get home.

Chester Bennington

The only thing as bad as bad comedy is bad action. Bad Boys II has plenty of both. In fact, those two things are all it has, unless you count the small helping of bad drama. When it comes to this movie, the word "bad" initially seems highly appropriate. But Bad Boys II isn't just bad it's a catastrophic violation of every aspect of cinema that I as a film critic hold dear. It seems to have been constructed with terms like "unwatchable" and "godawful" as its slogans. There are motion picture failures every year the resumes of Hollywood players are littered with them. But, when something this big a would-be blockbuster with recognizable names in the cast and crew collapses in such a spectacular fashion, it's worth taking note. Think of how many starving children could have been fed with the money that was poured into [director] Michael Bay's latest sinkhole.

James Berardinelli

The only thing as bad as bad comedy is bad action. Bad Boys II has plenty of both. In fact, those two things are all it has, unless you count the small helping of bad drama. When it comes to this movie, the word "bad" initially seems highly appropriate. But Bad Boys II isn't just bad it's a catastrophic violation of every aspect of cinema that I as a film critic hold dear. It seems to have been constructed with terms like "unwatchable" and "godawful" as its slogans. There are motion picture failures every year the resumes of Hollywood players are littered with them. But, when something this big a would-be blockbuster with recognizable names in the cast and crew collapses in such a spectacular fashion, it's worth taking note. Think of how many starving children could have been fed with the money that was poured into [director] Michael Bay's latest sinkhole.

James Berardinelli

A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room.

Dale Dauten

It is the system, rather than individuals, that is the source of pollution and degradation. My prison-house environment is but another manifestation of the Midas-hand, whose cursed touch turns everything to the brutal service of Mammon.

Alexander Berkman

It is not a merit to tolerate, but rather a crime to be intolerant.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Boris Johnson has real contempt for Londoners. He hates that we celebrate each other's heritage; he hates that we try to pass on a healthy environment to our children; he hates that we look after our most vulnerable neighbours; and most of all he hates that we all expect to share in our city's financial success.

Sian Berry

Goodness does not more certainly make men happy than happiness makes them good.

Walter Savage Londor

The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips, though they cannot speak.

William Makepeace Thackeray

The great moments of life are but moments like the others. Your doom is spoken in a word or two. A single look from the eyes, a mere pressure of the hand, may decide it; or of the lips, though they cannot speak.

William Makepeace Thackeray

A life devoted to trifles, not only takes away the inclination, but the capacity for higher pursuits. The truths of Christianity have scarcely more influence on a frivolous than on a profligate character.

Hannah More

Permissiveness and inconsistency with growing children do them more harm than some physical ailments.

unknown

There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but the view is always the same.

Chinese Proverbs

He who climbs upon the highest mountains laughs at all tragedies, real or imaginary.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Think about this, the people gave birth to me cannot stop hating each other enough. What does that tell you about me? Half of my genes must be fighting with other half, no wonder I am so fucking messed up.

Chetan Bhagat

It is time to face real world, even if it is harder and painful. I'd rather fly and crash, than just snuggle and sleep.

Chetan Bhagat

The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

Samuel Smiles

The reason I talk to myself is that I'm the only one whose answers I accept.

George Carlin

Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something.

Plato

The best of life is conversation, and the greatest success is confidence, or perfect understanding between two people.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The road to hell is paved with good intentions corrupted by our fears.

Lloyd Strom

Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose with no regret. Appreciate your friends. Continue to learn. Do what you love. Live as if this is all there is.

Mary Anne Radmacher

Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater. .

George Washington Carver

The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.

Tim Berners Lee

Do not be afraid to say 'yes' to Jesus, to find your joy in doing his will, giving yourself completely to the pursuit of holiness, and using all your talents in the service of others!

Pope Benedict XVI

No one grows up and wants to be a cop killer. It was against everything Ive ever was. As a young police explorer I found my calling in life. But, As a young police officer I found that the violent suspects on the street are not the only people you have to watch.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

To those children of the officers who are eradicated, your parent was not the individual you thought they were. As you get older,you will see the evidence that your parent was a tyrant who loss their ethos and instead followed the path of moral corruptness

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Those of you who go along to get along have no backbone and destroy the foundation of courage. You are the enablers of those who are guilty of misconduct. You are just as guilty as those who break the code of ethics and oath you swore.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I am here to change and make policy. The culture of LAPD versus the community and honest/good officers needs to and will change. I am here to correct and calibrate your morale compasses to true north.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

Sometimes humans feel a need to prove they are the dominant race of a species and they inadvertently take kindness for weakness from another individual.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

The attacks will stop when the department states the truth about my innocence, PUBLICLY!!! I will not accept any type of currency/goods in exchange for the attacks to stop, nor do i want it. I want my name back, period.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

I lived a good life and though not a religious man I always stuck to my own personal code of ethics, ethos and always stuck to my shoreline and true North. I didnt need the US Navy to instill Honor, Courage, and Commitment in me but I thank them for re-enforcing it. Its in my DNA.

Christopher Jordan Dorner

As long as I am chairman, [regulating global warming pollution] is off the table indefinitely. I don't want there to be any uncertainty about that.

Joseph Linus

We are in a great night of the world. The thing is to know if we shall wake up to-morrow. We have only one succor we know of what the night is made. But shall we be able to impart our lucid faith, seeing that the heralds of warning are everywhere few, and that the greatest victims hate the only ideal which is not one, and call it utopian?

Henri Barbusse

We are all our own graveyards I believe; we squat amongst the tombs of the people we were. If we're healthy, every day is a celebration, a Day of the Dead, in which we give thanks for the lives that we lived; and if we are neurotic we brood and mourn and wish that the past was still present.

Clive Barker

The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love my gallant captain with all my heart and soul and might, and never will desert him, while God lets us be together. Oh, Mother, I never knew how much like heaven this world could be, when two people love and live for one another!

Alcott, Louisa May

Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.

Soren Kierkegaard

Neutral men are the devil's allies.

Edwin Hubbel Chapin

But for the necessity of obeying the orders of the Caliph, I would never have accepted this command over you. You are much higher than me in Islam. I am a Companion of the Prophet, but you are one whom the Messenger of Allah had called 'the trusted one of this nation.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

By Allah, if you were to appoint a small child over me, I would obey him. How could I not obey you when you are far above me in Islam and have been named the Trusted One by the Prophet? I could never attain your status. I declare here and now that I have dedicated my life to the way of Allah, Most High.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

The hallmark of our age is the tension between aspirations and sluggish institutions.

John W. Gardner

Learning to ignore things is one of the great paths to inner peace.

Robert J. Sawyer

Acquire inner peace and a multitude will find their salvation near you.

Catherine de Hueck Doherty

God has put within our lives meanings and possibilities that quite outrun the limits of mortality.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

Novelists are perhaps the last people in the world to be entrusted with opinions. The nature of a novel is that it has no opinions, only the dialectic of contrary views, some of which, all of which, may be untenable and even silly. A novelist should not be too intelligent either, although he may be permitted to be an intellectual."

Anthony Burgess

The need to speak, even if one has nothing to say, becomes more pressing when one has nothing to say, just as the will to live becomes more urgent when life has lost its meaning.

Jean Baudrillard

Fiction is not imagination. It is what anticipates imagination by giving it the form of reality. This is quite opposite to our own natural tendency which is to anticipate reality by imagining it, or to flee from it by idealizing it. That is why we shall never inhabit true fiction; we are condemned to the imaginary and nostalgia for the future.

Jean Baudrillard

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda

Impatience grasps at all, and admits of no delay, scorning to wait God's leisure, and to attend humbly and dutifully upon the issues of his wise and just providence.

Robert South

I have the right to do whatever I wish with my property. If I own a pile of wood, I can set fire to it even if it is currently nailed together in the shape of a barn. Cigarettes may not be healthy for me in the long run, but I have the freedom to smoke them anyway. Drinking alcohol may or may not have negative side effects, but even if it does, the government has no authority to prohibit you from consuming it, even if it is "in your own best interest." Since when do we let the government decide what is or isn't good for us? What the hell does Congress know about nutrition, anyway? (For that matter, what does Congress know about the Constitution?) If the government can use force whenever something is "in our best interest" then government should force everyone to wake up at 6am every morning for calisthenics in the front yard. Fast food establishments should be torn down and replaced with bars that serve carrot juice and alfalfa sprouts, since - "it's in your best interest." This paternalistic attitude that "the government knows best" and that you are merely a helpless child is insulting and reprehensible. Hitler used the same attitude to persuade the Germans to subjugate themselves to the "Fatherland."

Michael J. Badnarik

It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

James Baldwin

Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment.

Greenville Kleisser

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It's jolted by every pebble on the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

Through humor, you can soften some of the worst blows that life delivers. And once you find laughter, no matter how painful your situation might be, you can survive it.

Bill Cosby

Change your life today. Don't gamble on the future, act now, without delay.

Simone de Beauvoir

It is the Sri Lanka government that has failed to learn the lessons from the emergence of the struggles for self determination in several parts of the globe and the innovative structural changes that have taken place.

V.Prabhakaran

The majority in this country are Sinhalese. Without the consent of the majority no one can come into power

Ven. Galaboda Gnanassara Thera

On this Veterans Day, let us remember the service of our veterans, and let us renew our national promise to fulfill our sacred obligations to our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much so that we can live free.

Dan Lipinski

The Dream is not what you see in sleep, dream is which does not let you sleep.

Abdul Kalam

We must make a very precise distinction between the official and consequently dictatorial prerogatives of society organized as a state, and of the natural influence and action of the members of a non-official, non-artificial society.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

A jealous lover of human liberty, deeming it the absolute condition of all that we admire and respect in humanity, I reverse the phrase of Voltaire, and say that, if God really existed, it would be necessary to abolish him.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

Sharia isn\'t Quran. 99% of Sharia is outside the Quran, written in a way that defies chronology & reason.

Tarek Fatah

The change we need is to stand up for the strict separation of religion and state in all matters of public law. Simple.

Tarek Fatah

It behooveth you to proclaim the Cause of God unto all created things as a token of grace from His presence; no God is there but Him, the Most Generous, the All-Compelling.

The Bab

Love is the only fire that is hot enough to melt the iron obstinacy of a creatures' will

Alexander MacLaren

The people I've known I must say are extraordinary. When I think about some of them, I can't believe that I knew them all. And I think the reason I knew most of them at the beginning was because they were of Bogie's generation, 25 years my senior, not mine. But they were the most talented people of all.

Lauren Bacall

There is nothing in your destiny, nothing in your future that you cannot accomplish.

Larry King

Want to keep Christ in Christmas? Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, forgive the guilty, welcome the unwanted, care for the ill, love your enemies, and do unto others as you would have done unto you.

Steve Maraboli

Age wrinkles the body; quitting wrinkles the soul.

Douglas MacArthur

Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.

Dalai Lama

The family farm is the foundation for who we are as a Commonwealth. And for over a century, the family farm in Kentucky has centered around one crop: tobacco.

Jim Bunning

Shattered legs may heal in time, but some betrayals fester and poison the soul.

George R.R. Martin

Life is a beautiful and endless journey in search of the perfect cup.

Barbara A. Daniels

Goals are my north star. My compass. The map that guides me along the road I wish to travel. Goals are motivations with wind in their sails - they carry me forward despite the storms.

Richelle E. Goodrich

Each moment of worry, anxiety or stress represents lack of faith in miracles, for they never cease.

T.F. Hodge

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.

Steve Maraboli

In an era when solar power was first being used, the course of history could have taken a much more ecological turn, had people realized the implications of global warming.

Paul F. Ploutz

Some report elsewhere whatever is told them; the measure of fiction always increases, and each fresh narrator adds something to what he has heard.

Ovid

The dreamers untamed eye sees beyond the illusions to the heart of what is real.

Bryant McGill

How we treat other people changes them, but even more so, how we treat other people changes us.

Bryant McGill

If you cannot immediately change your undesirable situation, you can choose the practice of appreciation.

Bryant McGill

Life only gives us exactly what we ask for, both good and bad. The real challenge is in understanding the subtle ways in which we ask.

Bryant McGill

The worst bullies you will ever encounter in your life are your own thoughts.

Bryant McGill

It is my experience that awareness of nearness of God and reverence for that power creates reverence for self, reverence for the other, reverence for nature and reverence for the entire creation, and devotion as an expression of gratitude to God can turn into a social force to bring about transformative changes in all aspects of human life and at all levels of society.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

He who would win high spiritual degrees, must pass endless tests and examinations. But most are anxious only to bribe the examiner.

Sri Aurobindo

The birds will soon settle that question.

Gaius Julius Caesar Octavianus Augustus

The danger of freedom is real, but enforced safety reeks of a much more odious danger.

Bryant McGill

Enthusiasm is the energy and force that builds literal momentum of the human soul and mind.

Bryant McGill

The secret to discovery is to never believe existing facts.

Bryant McGill

No time is better spent than that spent in the service of your fellow man.

Bryant McGill

One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.

Bryant McGill

What then is time? If no one asks me, I know what it is. If I wish to explain it to him who asks, I do not know.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The Head and the body are Christ wholly and entirely. The Head is the only begotten Son of God, the body is His Church; the bridegroom and the bride, two in one flesh. All who dissent from the Scriptures concerning Christ, although they may be found in all places in which the Church is found, are not in the Church; and again all those who agree with the Scriptures concerning the Head, and do not communicate in the unity of the Church, are not in the Church.

St. Augustine of Hippo

Who is this that cries from the ends of the earth? Who is this one man who reaches to the extremities of the universe? He is one, but that one is unity. He is one, not one in a single place, but the cry of this one man comes from the remotest ends of the earth. But how can this one man cry out from the ends of the earth, unless he be one in all?

St. Augustine of Hippo

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

Albert Camus

The Word takes to Himself one man, for He takes unity. He does not take schisms to Himself, nor does He take heresies. ... So it is one man who is taken, and his Head is Christ. ... This is that "blessed man who hath not walked in the council of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1); this is he that is assumed. He is not outside of us. ... Let us be in Him, and we shall be assumed; let us be in Him, and we shall be chosen. ... Therefore this one man that is taken to become the temple of God, is at once many and one.

St. Augustine of Hippo

The Word takes to Himself one man, for He takes unity. He does not take schisms to Himself, nor does He take heresies. ... So it is one man who is taken, and his Head is Christ. ... This is that "blessed man who hath not walked in the council of the ungodly" (Ps. 1:1); this is he that is assumed. He is not outside of us. ... Let us be in Him, and we shall be assumed; let us be in Him, and we shall be chosen. ... Therefore this one man that is taken to become the temple of God, is at once many and one.

St. Augustine of Hippo

It is necessary to help others, not only in our prayers, but in our daily lives. If we find we cannot help others, the least we can do is to desist from harming them.

Dalai Lama

Friends can help each other. A true friend is someone who lets you have total freedom to be yourself - and especially to feel. Or, not feel. Whatever you happen to be feeling at the moment is fine with them. That's what real love amounts to - letting a person be what he really is.

Jim Morrison

It is one of the beautiful compensations of this life that no one can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.

Charles Dudley

This is our in-house version of first world bullying in the global waring debate: i.e, We pollute, you pay.

Arundhati Roy

We all have the same God, we just serve him differently. Rivers, lakes, ponds, streams, oceans all have different names, but they all contain water. So do religions have different names, and they all contain truth, expressed in different ways forms and times. It doesn't matter whether you're a Muslim, a Christian, or a Jew. When you believe in God, you should believe that all people are part of one family. If you love God, you can't love only some of his children.

Muhammad Ali

You see, if you take pains and learn in order to get a reward, the work will seem hard; but when you work... if you love your work, you will find your reward in that.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

If we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.

Winston Churchill

Nowadays, all students have access to and indeed most own computers and are comfortable with the software used to compose music. There are probably too many musical options for them now and the trick is to limit the number of musical ideas so as to develop structure and continuity in their work.

Jon Howard Appleton

Mass democracy, mass morality and the mass media thrive independently of the individual, who joins them only at the cost of at least a partial perversion of his instincts and insights. He pays for his social ease with what used to be called his soul his discriminations, his uniqueness, his psychic energy, his self.

Alfred Alvarez

Clever men will recognize and tolerate nothing but cleverness; every authority rouses their ridicule, every superstition amuses them, every convention moves them to contradiction. Only force finds favor in their eyes, and they have no toleration for anything that is not purely natural and spontaneous. And yet ten clever men are not worth one man of talent, nor ten men of talent worth one man of genius. And in the individual, feeling is more than cleverness, reason is worth as much as feeling, and conscience has it over reason. If, then, the clever man is not mockable, he may at least be neither loved, nor considered, nor esteemed. He may make himself feared, it is true, and force others to respect his independence; but this negative advantage, which is the result of a negative superiority, brings no happiness with it. Cleverness is serviceable for everything, sufficient for nothing.

Henri-Frdric Amiel

There is nothing that will make an Englishman shit so quick as the sight of General Washington.

Ethan Allen

Their final objective toward which all their deceit is directed is to capture political power so that, using the power of the state and the power of the market simultaneously, they may keep the common man in eternal subjection.

Henry A. Wallace

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.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The great, unreported story in globalization is about power, not ideology. It's about how finance and business regularly, continuously insert their own self-interested deals and exceptions into rules and agreements that are then announced to the public as "free trade."

William Greider

Generosity is to help a deserving person without his request, and if you help him after his request, then it is either out of self-respect or to avoid rebuke.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?

Alexander III

Now that the wars are coming to an end, I wish you to prosper in peace. May all mortals from now on live like one people in concord and for mutual advancement. Consider the world as your country, with laws common to all and where the best will govern irrespective of tribe. I do not distinguish among men, as the narrow-minded do, both among Greeks and Barbarians. I am not interested in the descendance of the citizens or their racial origins. I classify them using one criterion: their virtue. For me every virtuous foreigner is a Greek and every evil Greek worse than a Barbarian. If differences ever develop between you never have recourse to arms, but solve them peacefully. If necessary, I should be your arbitrator. You must not consider God like an autocratic despot, but as a common Father of all; so your behavior may resemble the life siblings have in a family. On my part I should consider all equals, white or blacks, and wish you all to be not only subjects of the Commonwealth, but participants and partners. As much as this depends on me, I should try to bring about what I promised. The oath we made over tonights libations hold onto as a Contract of Love.

Alexander III

O men of Islam ! The time has come for steadfastness. Weakness and cowardice lead to disgrace; and he who is steadfast is more deserving of Allah's help. He who stands bravely before the blade of the sword will be honored, and his labors rewarded, when he goes before Allah. Lo ! Allah loves the steadfast.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

O men of Islam ! The time has come for steadfastness. Weakness and cowardice lead to disgrace; and he who is steadfast is more deserving of Allah's help. He who stands bravely before the blade of the sword will be honored, and his labors rewarded, when he goes before Allah. Lo ! Allah loves the steadfast.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

Do you not see the wealth of the land of the Persians ? Do you not remember the poverty of the land of the Arabs ? Do you not see how the crops in this land cover the earth ? If the holy war were not enjoined by Allah, we should still come and conquer this rich land and exchange the hunger of our deserts for the abundant eating which is now ours.

al-Walid, Khalid ibn

My philosophy is that not only are you responsible for your life but doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.

Oprah Winfrey

He who is void of virtuous Attachments in private Life, is, or very soon will be void of all Regard for his Country. There is seldom an Instance of a Man guilty of betraying his Country, who had not before lost the Feeling of moral Obligations in his private Connections.

Samuel Adams

The paradox of reality is that no image is as compelling as the one which exists only in the mind's eye.

Shana Alexander

One must not think slightingly of the paradoxical for the paradox is the source of the thinkers passion, and the thinker without a paradox is like a lover without feeling: a paltry mediocrity.

Sren Kierkegaard

This is one of the paradoxes of the democratic movement -- that it loves a crowd and fears the individuals who compose it -- that the religion of humanity should have no faith in human beings.

Walter Lippmann

Knowledge was inherent in all things. The world was a library and its books were the stones, leaves, grass, brooks and the birds and animals that shared, alike with us ,the storms and blessings of the earth. We learn to do what only the student of nature ever learns, and that is to feel beauty. We never rail at the storms, the furious winds ,the biting frosts and snows. To do so intensifies human futility, so whatever comes we should adjust ourselves by more effort and energy if necessary, but without complaint. Bright days and dark days are both expressions of the Great Mystery, and the Indian reveled in being close the the Great Holiness.

Chief Luther Standing Bear

Our treatment of Indians . . . still affects the national consciousness... It seems a basic requirement to study the history of Indian people. Only through this study can we as a nation do what must be done if our treatment of the American Indian is not to be marked down for all time as a national disgrace.

John F. Kennedy

Native American isn't blood. It is what is in the heart. The love for the land, the respect for it, those who inhabit it, and the respect and acknowledgement of the spirits and elders. That is what it is to be Indian.

Navajo White Feather

We must protect the forests for our children, grandchildren and children yet to be born .We must protect the forests for those who can't speak for themselves such as the birds, animals, fish and trees.

Qwatsinas

The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.

Douglas Adams

It is easier to perceive error than to find truth, for the former lies on the surface and is easily seen, while the latter lies in the depth, where few are willing to search for it.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The children walking over the bricks of their destroyed homes, their mother putting up a tent, their father in jail... in tears and confusion looking at the tanks coming down the street, the men holding metre-long machine guns... they stare... need I say more ...just imagine how it would feel to be a Palestinian....

Unknown

No people anywhere in the world would accept being expelled en masse from their own country; how can anyone require the people of Palestine to accept a punishment which nobody else would tolerate?

Bertrand Russell

Fear is the main factor in Arab politics... There is no Arab who is not harmed by Jews' entry into Palestine.

Moshe Sharett

I believe that Palestine is an occupied land from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River, and this is the right of the entire Palestinian people, this land.

Hassan Nasrallah

I tell my brethren in Palestine: be patient and continue your blessed struggle. We did not forget you. We are still healing another wound in the Muslim nation, which is the occupation of our land by the Americans. Your battle and ours are one and the same.

Mohammed Omar

Today, the Iraqi citizen sees that America is coming and wants to occupy his country and kill him, and he is willing to experience for himself what happened in Palestine.

Bashar al-Assad

God willing, we shall come to a stage where the world looks at the Palestinian question, and Palestinian rights on Palestinian national soil, as well as the questions of the occupied Syrian and Lebanese territories. These are the bases on which peace will be built.

King Hussein I

God has given you one face, and you make yourself another.

William Shakespeare

Somewhere there is someone that dreams of your smile, and finds in your presence that life is worthwhile, so when you are lonely remember its true, someone somewhere is thinking of you.

Unknown

The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or slow to do the humble work.

Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Lonely men seek companionship. Lonely women sit at home and wait. They never meet.

Abraham Lincoln

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.

Unknown

We seek pitifully to convey to others the treasures of our heart, but they have not the power to accept them, and so we go lonely, side by side but not together, unable to know our fellows and unknown by them.

William Somerset Maugham

To get the full value of joy You must have someone to divide it with.

MARK TWAIN

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

Who knows what true loneliness is -- not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion. Now and then a fatal conjunction of events may lift the veil for an instant. For an instant only. No human being could bear a steady view of moral solitude without going mad.

Joseph Conrad

The lonely become either thoughtful or empty.

Mason Cooley

Remember: the time you feel lonely is the time you most need to be by yourself. Life's cruelest irony.

Douglas Coupland

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

Dante

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women.

Muhammad Ali Jinnah

I guess, Ive always believed that nothing is withheld from us what we have conceived to do. Most people think the opposite that all things are withheld from them which they have conceived to do and they end up doing nothing.

Russell A. Kirsch

Theyre trying to get everyone to use iPads and when people use iPads they end up just using technology to consume things instead of making things.

Russell A. Kirsch

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.

Sir Richard Francis Burton

The security of our world is found in the advancing rights of mankind.

George Walker Bush

Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.

Charles Buxton

Solitude is certainly a fine thing; but there is pleasure in having someone who can answer, from time to time, that it is a fine thing.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

God is the poet, men are only the actors.

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac

A century and a half after its birth, the modern business corporation, an artificial person made in the image of a human psychopath, now is seeking to remake real people in its image.

Joel Conrad Bakan

I read because I love the experience, because it is a powerful teacher of life, because it transforms me.

Leo Babauta

There's nothing wrong with you..not even the darkest corner of that beautiful soul.

Vicki Pettersson

To make our way, we must have firm resolve, persistence, tenacity. We must gear ourselves to work hard all the way. We can never let up.

Ralph Bunche

The family is the school of duties - founded on love

Felix Adler

If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.

Marcus Garvey

Live simple, love well, and take time to smell the flowers along the way.

Mark Twain

The dream of reason produces monsters. Imagination deserted by reason creates impossible, useless thoughts. United with reason, imagination is the mother of all art and the source of all its beauty.

Francisco Jose De Goya Y Lucientes

When you are confronted with terrible hardships, and no one offers you any support, when your friends turn into enemies, and even your relatives have deserted you, and when all support has given way, and all hope has been lost - if you then come to remember the Supreme Lord God, even the hot wind shall not touch you.

Sri Guru Granth Sahib

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.

Samuel Ullman

The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis but rather the feeling of being unwanted, uncared for and deserted by everybody.

Mother Teresa

The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.

Martin Buber

The breath of an aristocrat is the death rattle of freedom.

Karl Georg Bchner

Government must be a transparent garment which tightly clings to the peoples body.

Karl Georg Bchner

The death clock is ticking slowly in our breast, and each drop of blood measures its time, and our life is a lingering fever.

Karl Georg Bchner

Rather than continuing to seek the truth, simply let go of your views.

Gautama Buddha

Someone\\\'s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.

Warren Edward Buffett

You only find out who is swimming naked when the tide goes out.

Warren Edward Buffett

Some material things make my life more enjoyable; many, however, would not. I like having an expensive private plane, but owning a half-dozen homes would be a burden. Too often, a vast collection of possessions ends up possessing its owner. The asset I most value, aside from health, is interesting, diverse, and long-standing friends. My wealth has come from a combination of living in America, some lucky genes, and compound interest. Both my children and I won what I call the ovarian lottery. (For starters, the odds against my 1930 birth taking place in the U.S. were at least 30 to 1. My being male and white also removed huge obstacles that a majority of Americans then faced.) My luck was accentuated by my living in a market system that sometimes produces distorted results, though overall it serves our country well. Ive worked in an economy that rewards someone who saves the lives of others on a battlefield with a medal, rewards a great teacher with thank-you notes from parents, but rewards those who can detect the mispricing of securities with sums reaching into the billions. In short, fates distribution of long straws is wildly capricious. The reaction of my family and me to our extraordinary good fortune is not guilt, but rather gratitude. Were we to use more than 1% of my claim checks on ourselves, neither our happiness nor our well-being would be enhanced. In contrast, that remaining 99% can have a huge effect on the health and welfare of others. That reality sets an obvious course for me and my family: Keep all we can conceivably need and distribute the rest to society, for its needs. My pledge starts us down that course.

Warren Edward Buffett

A girl in a convertible is worth five in the phonebook.

Warren Edward Buffett

Time is the enemy of the poor business and the friend of the great business. If you have a business that\'s earning 20%-25% on equity, time is your friend. But time is your enemy if your money is in a low return business.

Warren Edward Buffett

[The] stock market serves as a relocation center at which money is moved from the active to the patient.

Warren Edward Buffett

Each blade of grass has its spot on earth whence it draws its life, its strength; and so is man rooted to the land from which he draws his faith together with his life.

Joseph Conrad

Leadership is mostly a power over imagination, and never more so than in combat. The bravest man alone can only be an armed lunatic. The real strength lies in the ability to get others to do your work.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Property is intended to serve life, and no matter how much we surround it with rights and respect, it has no personal being. It is part of the earth man walks on. It is not man.

Martin Luther King Jr

Hunting hawks do not belong in cages, no matter how much a man covets their grace, no matter how golden the bars. They are far more beautiful soaring free. Heartbreakingly beautiful.

Lois McMaster Bujold

There are always survivors at a massacre. Among the victors, if nowhere else.

Lois McMaster Bujold

The principle difference between heaven and hell is the company you keep there.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but its the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.

Sandra Bullock

A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

The magic of the tongue is the most dangerous of all spells.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

Take away the sword; States can be saved without it.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

In science, read, by preference the newest works; in literature, the oldest. The classics are always modern.

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton

Hearts are the strongest when they beat in response to noble ideals.

Ralph Johnson Bunche

In the name of Hippocrates, doctors have invented the most exquisite form of torture ever known to man: survival.

Luis Buuel

A good book is never exhausted. It goes on whispering to you from the wall.

Anatole Broyard

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle.

Rita Mae Brown

A well dressed woman, even though her purse is painfully empty, can conquer the world.

Louise Brooks

So many read good books and get nothing, because they read them over cursorily, slightly, superficially.

Thomas Brooks

Marriage is not just spiritual communion and passionate embraces; marriage is also three meals a day, sharing the workload and remembering to carry out the trash.

Joyce Brothers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Joyce Brothers

Anger repressed can poison a relationship as surely as the cruelest words.

Joyce Brothers

Love comes when manipulation stops; when you think more about the other person than about his or her reactions to you. When you dare to reveal yourself fully. When you dare to be vulnerable.

Joyce Brothers

The world at large does not judge us by who we are and what we know; it judges us by what we have.

Joyce Brothers

The person interested in success has to learn to view failure as a healthy, inevitable part of the process of getting to the top.

Joyce Brothers

War is a crime which involves all other crimes.

Henry Brougham, 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Nobody talks so constantly about God as those who insist that there is no God.

Heywood Broun

I wish I could stand on a busy street corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.

Bernard Berenson

Kindness is a language the dumb can speak and the deaf can hear and understand.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

In the past, I always used to be looking for answers. Today, I know there are only questions. So I just live.

Sarah Brightman

Trudeauism: The Highest Form of Liberalism

Peter Brimelow

Washington, D.C. is a city filled with people who believe they are important.

David Brinkley

Politics are usually the executive expression of human immaturity.

Vera Mary Brittain

A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both.

Fawn McKay Brodie

I see that a man cannot give himself up to drinking without being miserable one half his days and mad the other.

Anne Bront

Kill your doubt with the coldest of weapons: Confidence.

Brandon Boyd

No people ever did or ever can attain a worthy civilization by the satisfaction merely of material needs . . .

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

What are the American ideals? They are the development of the individual for his own and the common good; the development of the individual through liberty, and the attainment of the common good through democracy and social justice.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

If we would guide by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

Order is the law of all intelligible existence.

John Stuart Blackie

God made the world round so we would never be able to see too far down the road.

Karen von Blixen-Finecke

The man fitted for affairs and authority never considers individuals, but things and their consequences.

Napolon Bonaparte

How many seemingly impossible things have been accomplished by resolute men because they had to do, or die.

Napolon Bonaparte

One must learn to forgive and not to hold a hostile, bitter attitude of mind, which offends those about us and prevents us from enjoying ourselves; one must recognize human shortcomings and adjust himself to them rather than to be constantly finding fault with them.

Napolon Bonaparte

If we are serious about peace, then we must work for it as ardently, seriously, continuously, carefully, and bravely as we have ever prepared for war.

Wendell Berry

The mind is the reality. You are what you think.

Alfred Bester

The mind is the reality. You are what you think.

Alfred Bester

If freedom is to be saved and enlarged, poverty must be ended. There is no other solution.

Aneurin Bevan

Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.

Alexander Graham Bell

If extravagance were a fault, it would not have a place in the festivals of the gods.

Aristippus

If you remain unaffected by worldly attractions and intimidations, you will definitely command a tremendous influence on the world. Anyone, who doubts this, is a fool and a person of low intellect.

Sant Sri Asaramji Bapu

The tree of liberty only grows when watered by the blood of tyrants.

Bertrand Barre de Vieuzac

Life is great if properly viewed in any aspect; it is mainly great when viewed in connection with the world to come.

Albert Barnes

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

Natalie Clifford Barney

Politeness and civility are the best capital ever invested in business.

Phineas Taylor Barnum

The goal of human life is not death but resurrection.

Karl Barth

The truth is, when all is said and done, one does not teach a subject, one teaches a student how to learn it.

Jacques Barzun

Love is the most dangerous thing in the world.

Jennifer Beals

Love is the greatest light, the brightest torch, and will always be the greatest instrument of change.

Jennifer Beals

Love is large; love defies limits. People talk about the sanctity of love -- love is by definition sacred. Not some love between some people, but all love between all people.

Jennifer Beals

Inside every woman there is a Kali. [Hindu goddess who morphed into seven hidden beings to win a battle] Do not mistake the exterior for the interior.

Jennifer Beals

When women love, they forgive everything, even our crimes; when they do not love, they cannot forgive anything, not even our virtues.

Honor de Balzac

It is easier to be a lover than a husband, for the same reason that it is more difficult to be witty every day, than to say bright things from time to time.

Honor de Balzac

The more a man judges, the less he loves.

Honor de Balzac

The more a man judges, the less he loves.

Honor de Balzac

Thought is a key to all treasures; the misers gains are ours without his cares. Thus I have soared above this world, where my enjoyments have been intellectual joys.

Honor de Balzac

A mothers happiness is like a beacon, lighting up the future but reflected also on the past in the guise of fond memories.

Honor de Balzac

Women are tenacious, and all of them should be tenacious of respect; without esteem they cannot exist; esteem is the first demand that they make of love.

Honor de Balzac

The fears of one class of men are not the measure of the rights of another.

George Bancroft

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.

George Bancroft

Political Freedom without economic equality is a pretense, a fraud, a lie; and the workers want no lying.

Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin

No kind action ever stops with itself. One kind action leads to another. Good example is followed. A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves.

Amelia Earhart

Most of us, no matter what we say, are walking in the dark, whistling in the dark. Nobody knows what is going to happen to him from one moment to the next, or how one will bear it. This is irreducible. And it is true of everybody. Now, it is true that the nature of society is to create, among its citizens, an illusion of safety; but it is also absolutely true that the safety is always necessarily an illusion. Artists are here to disturb the peace.

James Baldwin

Ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.

James Baldwin

Argue for your limitations, and sure enough, they\'re yours.

Richard Bach

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is not only impossible, but the mark of a fake messiah.

Richard Bach

The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.

Richard Bach

A seed is small in size. But it carries in its womb leaves, flowers, fruits, nay even the whole tree. The human brain is very much like a seed. It may not have a great shape and size. But it traps within itself endless possibilities. It is a fountainhead of thoughts and promises that can be fulfilled.

Amitabh Bachchan

Laws are a fine thing on paper, but painful when no bribery can ease their bind.

Paolo Bacigalupi

Human knowledge and human power meet in one; for where the cause is not known the effect cannot be produced. Nature to be commanded must be obeyed; and that which in contemplation is as the cause is in operation as the rule.

Francis Bacon

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.

Francis Bacon

The desire of power in excess caused the angels to fall; the desire of knowledge in excess caused man to fall.

Francis Bacon

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested: that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon

The cinema is a place of intrinsic indiscernibility between art and non-art.

Alain Badiou

The soldier is like the monk, for whom order is called obedience.

Pietro Badoglio

The aura of the theocratic death penalty for adultery still clings to America, even outside New England, and multiple divorce, which looks to the European like serial polygamy, is the moral solution to the problem of the itch.

Anthony Burgess

Truth is the daughter of God, and in all her attributes God-like and eternal. Truth never depreciates in value.

Benjamin Fish Austin

To know the Truth, to love the Truth, and to live the Truth is the whole duty of man.

Benjamin Fish Austin

The world is divided into men who have wit and no religion and men who have religion and no wit.

Avicenna

Politics is history in the present tense.

John P. Avlon

No matter how old an individual may be, no matter if he is young or old, if he thinks in accordance with the times he is immortal.

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

There is plenty of room at the top because very few people care to travel beyond the average route. And so most of us seem satisfied to remain within the confines of mediocrity.

Benjamin Nnamdi Azikiwe

Only by not forgetting the past can we be the master of the future.

Li Yaotang

Those who see the invisible can do the impossible.

Pandurang Shastri Vaijnath Athavale

Time is not a line but a dimension, like the dimensions of space.

Margaret Eleanor Atwood

I am beginning to lose patienceWith my personal relations.They are not deepAnd they are not cheap.

Wystan Hugh Auden

Young people, who are still uncertain of their identity, often try on a succession of masks in the hope of finding the one which suits them the one, in fact, which is not a mask.

Wystan Hugh Auden

The difference between the revolutionary and the terrorist lies in the reason for which each fights. For whoever stands by a just cause and fights for the freedom and liberation of his land from the invaders, the settlers and the colonialists cannot possibly be called terrorist, otherwise the American people in their struggle for liberation from the British colonialists would have been terrorists; the European resistance against the Nazis would be terrorism, the struggle of the Asian, African and Latin American peoples would also be terrorism, and many of you who are in this Assembly hall were considered terrorists.

Yasser Arafat

Wealth, the most excellent of all the gods.

Aristophanes

We need to find the courage to say NO to the things and people that are not serving us if we want to rediscover ourselves and live our lives with authenticity.

Barbara De Angelis

The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.

Jennifer Joanna Aniston

Woman must not depend upon the protection of man, but must be taught to protect herself.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

Marriage, to women as to men, must be a luxury, not a necessity; an incident of life, not all of it. And the only possible way to accomplish this great change is to accord to women equal power in the making, shaping and controlling of the circumstances of life.

Susan Brownell Anthony Jacob

It is better to fall in with crows than with flatterers; for in the one case you are devoured when dead, in the other case while alive.

Antisthenes

A major difference between witches and psychotherapists is that witches see the mental health of women as having important political consequences.

Naomi R. Goldenberg

The teachings of Buddha are eternal, but even then Buddha did not proclaim them to be infallible. The religion of Buddha has the capacity to change according to times, a quality which no other religion can claim to have...Now what is the basis of Buddhism? If you study carefully, you will see that Buddhism is based on reason. There is an element of flexibility inherent in it, which is not found in any other religion.

Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar

The one who acts without knowledge, destroys and ruins more than he rectifies.

Muhammad ibn Al_al Taqi

Love, which is quickly kindled in the gentle heart,seized this man for the fair form that wastaken from me, and the manner still hurts me.

Durante degli Alighieri

It is bad policy to fear the resentment of an enemy.

Ethan Allen

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all, heavenly environment; of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.

James Allen

The greatest achievement was at first and for a time a dream. The oak sleeps in the acorn; the bird waits in the egg; and in the highest vision of the soul a waking angel stirs. Dreams are the seedlings of realities.

James Allen

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.

Alexander III

Ofttimes the test of courage becomes rather to live than to die.

Mohamed Abdel Moneim Fayed

Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Only He who has the power to punish can pardon.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Contentment is the capital which will never diminish.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The mind of a wise man is the safest custody of secrets; cheerfulness is the key to friendship; patience and forbearance will conceal many defects.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Prosperity is something the businessmen created for politicians to take credit for.

Unknown

A man is not rightly conditioned until he is a happy, healthy, and prosperous being; and happiness, health, and prosperity are the result of a harmonious adjustment of the inner with the outer of the man with his surroundings.

James Allen

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.

Winston Churchill

The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity.

Alan Gregg

Prosperity can change man's nature; and seldom is any one cautious enough to resist the effects of good fortune.

Curtis Rufus Quintus

Spiritual superiority only sees the individual. But alas, ordinarily we human beings are sensual and, therefore, as soon as it is a gathering, the impression changes -- we see something abstract, the crowd, and we become different. But in the eyes of God, the infinite spirit, all the millions that have lived and now live do not make a crowd, He only sees each individual.

Soren Kierkegaard

There are thousands of degrees and variations, but it is always clearly the attitude of a person who finds his superiority in solving the complications of others.

Alfred Adler

The person, who causes the downfall of a noble woman... who causes loss to his friend...who despite of his superiority is ignorant; is called a fallen man.

Atharva Veda

The superior man is firm in the right way, and not merely firm.

Confucius

We regard intelligence as man's main characteristic and we know that there is no superiority which intelligence cannot confer on us, no inferiority for which it cannot compensate.

Henri Bergson

The attempt to silence a man is the greatest honour you can bestow on him. It means that you recognize his superiority to yourself.

Joseph Sobran

Quote of the Day

Social Media
Our Partners