Thoughtful Quotes page 110

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding with the passing whisper of their wisdom, and make the sky more beautiful to gaze upon. Some people stay in our lives awhile, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.
We're not God. Not only are our powers limited, we sometimes are driven to become the devil himself.
Nicholas D. Wolfwood
Maturity begins when we're content to feel we're right about something without feeling the necessity to prove someone else wrong.
Sydney Harris
Words - so innocent and powerless are they, as standing in a dictionary; how potent for good and evil they become to one who knows how to combine them!
Nathaniel Hawthorne
He who has a -why- for living will pass through almost any -how-.
Freidrich Nietzsche
Maybe that was the original problem with our creator--giving us consciousness without permitting us to turn against…what? God? Consciousness isn't a big bowl of goodies, you know. It's a gift of thorns. It hurts.
Frank Herbert, Destination: Void
...There are hardly any excesses of the most crazed psychopath that cannot easily be duplicated by a normal, kindly family man who just comes in to work every day and has a job to do. ...A man who [knows] that, [knows] everything he [needs] to know about people.
Terry Goodkind, Small Gods
The secret to success is to do the common things uncommonly well.
John D. Roosevelt
A man's face is his autobiography. A woman's face is her work of fiction.
Oscar Wilde
Between men and women there is no friendship possible. There is passion, enmity, worship, love, but no friendship.
Oscar Wilde
Everything popular is wrong.
Oscar Wilde
A man can be happy with any woman as long as he does not love her.
Oscar Wilde
We never realize the power of a single human being until one comes along and conquers your heart.
It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link in the chain of destiny can be handled at a time.
Winston Churchill
Sometimes in life your closest friends live many miles away from your doorstep, while your greatest enemy sleeps at your stoop.
Ben Kuhl
An apt and true reply was given to Alexander the Great by a pirate who had been seized. For when that king had asked the man what he meant by keeping hostile possession of the sea, he answered with bold pride. "What thou meanest by seizing the whole earth; but because I do it with a petty ship, I am called a robber, whilst thou who dost it with a great fleet art styled emperor
St. Augustine, The City of God
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. That is the principal difference between a dog and a man.
Mark Twain
The degree of a nation's civilization is marked by its disregard for the necessities of existence.
W. Somerset Maugham
Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Lord Brougham

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