Thoughtful Quotes page 123

We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it.
Tennessee Williams
A matter which in one place causes laughter, at another place causes tears.
Tshi Proverb
There is nothing so unnatural as the commonplace.
Sir Arthur C Doyle – The Adventures Of Sherlock Holmes
I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these (Third World) nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the “haves” refuse to share with the “have-nots” by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don’t want and above all don’t want crammed down their throats by Americans.
General David Sharp, former USMC Commandant, 1966
The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy.
Ramsey Clark former U.S. Attorney General under President Lyndon Johnson
Every second that you live you are never going to get back. You are never going to get to change what you said, didn’t say, did, or didn’t do. Live how you want to live. Act how you want to be remembered, because you never know how long or short you are going to be here.
Emily Doberstein
Many who claim to have graduated into the 'real world' settled for the hard knock and missed the lesson.
Vanna Bonta
I've always believed that you shouldn't want to mend a broken heart, because that's someone you don't want to forget. Scars can be good.
Joseph Fiennes
Not all problems in life are meant to be resolved.
Darice Soognier
Letting go is not forgeting, its remembering without fear.
Lisa Williams
The death of democracy is not as likely to be assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert M. Hutchins
The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.
George Eliot
I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
Eartha Kitt
There is a moment in our lives when we must decide which world we belong to. The world of our dreams or the other one. We can't all drift back and forth between them without risking losing our place in both.
Alex Miller, Conditions of Faith
Michael Moore : If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?
Marilyn Manson : I wouldn't say a single word to them, I would listen to what they have to say and that's what no one did.
Bowling for Columbine
As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci
While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci
The plain fact is that we are not Americans. Americans have their vision; we have ours. We do not claim that ours is superior; we only ask to keep it.
Chinua Achebe
You can kill ten of my men for every one I kill of yours. But even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.
Ho Chi Minh

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