Thoughtful Quotes page 114

Charity sees the need & not the cause.
German Proverb
The free-thinking of one age is the common sense of the next.
Matthew Arnold
The instant you have lost hope in tomorrow, is the instant you lose meaning for today.
Mike Hutchison
A quote has both the capacity to capture a lifetime of ideals and inspire those ideals in others.
Mike Hutchison
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant, for they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons; they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain or bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it's a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love, for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment, it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
He that sets out upon the road of vengence should begin by digging two graves.
Chinease Proverb
Never risk yourself unless you know to whom you risk with.
Nothing is at last sacred but the integrety of your own mind, resolve you to yourself, and you shall have the sufferage of the world.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The truth is not in the words we speak. It is not in the actions that we present before others. The truth is in our hearts and in no way can it ever be fully explained.
Do you know what makes history? Pain – and shame – and rebellion – and bloodshed – and heartache. Ask yourself how many hearts ached – and broke – to make those crimson-and-purple pages in history that you find so enthralling. If it’s in you to climb you must – there are those who must lift their eyes to the hills – they can’t breathe properly in the valleys. God help them if there’s some weakness in them that prevents their climbing.
LM Montgomery – Emily Of New Moon
Capitalists are no more capable of self sacrifice than a man is capable of lifting himself up by his own bootstraps.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
All our lives we fought against exalting the individual, against the elevation of the single person, and long ago we were over and done with the business of a hero, and here it comes up again: the glorification of one personality. This is not good at all. I am just like everybody else.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
Freedom in capitalist society always remains about the same as it was in ancient Greek republics: Freedom for slave owners.
Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
People are often unreasonable and self centered: forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives: be kind anyways. If you're successful, you'll win some false friends and some true enemies: succeed anyway. If you're honest and frank, people may cheat you: but be honest anyway. What you spend years building, someone can destroy overnight: build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous: be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow: do good anyway. Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough: give the world the best you've got anyway. You see, in the final analysis, its between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway . . .
Mother Teresa
It is better to be not rewarded and deserve it than to be rewarded and not deserve it.
Marcell Ledbetter
It isn't how you speak the word; it's how you stand behind the word you speak.
Those who only rejoice in the sunshine, have never danced in the rain.
E. Sprang

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