Thoughtful Quotes page 115

I would rather live in a world where my life is surrounded by mystery than live in a world so small that my mind could comprehend it.
Henry Emerson Fosdick
Talents are best nutured in solitude, but character is best formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Fear is the grease of society.
Better go to heaven in rags, than to hell in embroidery.
Sometimes it was easier to swim with the current rather than fight against it. There was always a shallow pool somewhere ahead. Memories are like battles, and battles can go one way or the other. You can stand and fight, no matter what pains run from you wounds; or you can turn tail and run, knowing then that the enemy will follow and without mercy hunt you down. We had so many dreams as children. Where do they all go when we grow? Are they swallowed up by the mundane things of everyday life? Or do we lose them, leave them behind us in the dust, for new children to find and take up?
Helen Hollick – The Kingmaking
Each of us is the enemy to the other and to himself. That’s what I mean: I’m the enemy within myself. Unless I master that enemy, I always lose.
Frank Herbert's Under Pressure
All we have to believe with are our senses, the tools we have to perceive the world: our sight, our touch, our memory. If they lie to us, then nothing can be trusted. And even if we do not believe, then still we cannot travel in any other way than the road our senses show us; and we must walk that road to the end.
American Gods
Art is the lie that makes us realize the truth.
Pablo Picasso
If only it were possible to love without injury... The hurt is in the act of possession: we are too small in mind and body to posses anohter person without pride or to be possessed without humiliation
Graham Greene - The Quiet American
I will prepare; and someday my change will come.
To believe with certainty we must begin to doubt.
Early to bed and early to rise,
Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
The chief pleasure (in eating) does not consist in costly seasoning, or exquisite flavor, but in yourself. Do you seek sauce by sweating?
True eloquence consists in saying all that should be, not all that could be said.
La Rochefoucauld
In the lexicon of youth, which fate reserves for a bright manhood, there is no such word as fail.
In morals, what begins in fear usually ends in wickedness; in religion, what begins in fear usually ends in fanaticism. Fear, either as a principle or a motive, is the beginning of all evil.
He who hath many friends, hath none.
Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old slippers; they were easiest to his feet.
The greatest truths are the simplest; so are the greatest men.

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