The challenges of growing up Quotes

Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.

Mark Twain

There is no "worst" in what is new. Everything that has existed is bad, or else no one would have improved upon it by revolution and change.

Isidore Isou

They [my thoughts] are like persons met upon a journey; I think them very agreeable at first but soon find, as a rule, that I am tired of them.

Samuel Butler

The heart should have fed upon the truth, as insects on a leaf, till it be tinged with the color, and show its food in every ... minutest fiber.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.

William Clark

Wealth is an inborn attitude of mind, like poverty. The pauper who has made his pile may flaunt his spoils, but cannot wear them plausibly.

Jean Maurice Eugne Clment Cocteau

"Freedom from fear" could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Dag Hammarskjld

Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.

Dag Hammarskjld

Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.

Samuel Langhorne Clemens

Global poverty is an "input" on the supply side; the global economic system feeds on cheap labor.

Michel Chossudovsky

There's no such thing as a genius in politics, or at least I have never met one. There are only human beings, some better than others, who rise or fall on the challenges they meet.

Joseph Jacques Jean Chrtien

The difference between weakness and wickedness is much less than people suppose; and the consequences are nearly always the same.

Lady Marguerite Blessington

In mixed company, be readier to hear than to speak, and put people upon talking of what is in their own way; for then you will both oblige them, and be most likely to improve by their conversation.

James Burgh

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.

J.M. Power

Our conscience, which is a great ledger book, wherein are written all our offenses...grinds our souls with the remembrance of some precedent sins, makes us reflect upon, accuse and condemn ourselves.

Robert Burton

I do not mistrust the future; I do not fear what is ahead. For our problems are large, but our heart is larger. Our challenges are great, but our will is greater. And if our flaws are endless, God's love is truly boundless. Some see leadership as high drama, and the sound of trumpets calling, and sometimes it is that. But I see history as a book with many pages, and each day we fill a page with acts of hopefulness and meaning. The new breeze blows, a page turns, the story unfolds. And so today a chapter begins, a small and stately story of unity, diversity, and generosity shared, and written, together.

George Herbert Walker Bush

Our war on terror begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there. It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.

George Walker Bush

Society is not, as is commonly supposed, the development of nature, but rather her dismantling and entire recasting. It is a second building made from the ruins of the first.

Nicolas Chamfort

Public opinion reigns in society because stupidity reigns amongst the stupid.

Nicolas Chamfort

In cities the old are more corrupt than the young.

Nicolas Chamfort

My responsibility as an artist is to turn up at the page or the piano or the microphone. The rest is up to God.

Nick Cave

Science is incapable of supplying answers to ultimate questions about why things exist and what their purpose is.

Nicola Cabibbo

Many things happen between the cup and the lip.

Robert Burton

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

Octave Mirbeau

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

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

Abraham Lincoln

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

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

Josh Billings
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