Thoughtful Quotes page 125

Ah, but it makes a great deal of difference, you see. It is the difference between the unknown and the unknowable, betweeb science and fantasy - it is a matter of essance. The four points of the compass be logic, knowledge, wisdom and the unknown. Some do bow in the final direction. Others advance upon it. To bow before the one is to lose sight of the three. I may submit to the unkown, but never to the unknowable. The man who bows in that final direction is either a saint or a fool. I have no use for either.
Roger Zelazny
I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin, but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do.
'To Kill A Mocking Bird' by Harper Lee
La perfection est atteinte non quand il ne reste rien à ajouter, mais quand il ne reste rien à enlever. (You know you've achieved perfection in design, not when you have nothing more to add, but when you have nothing more to take away.)
Antoine-Marie-Roger de Saint-Exupery
Only enemys speak the truth. Friends and lovers lie endlessly, caught in the web of duty.
Stephen King, The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger
Voici mon secret. Il est très simple : on ne voit bien qu'avec le coeur. L'essentiel est invisible pour les yeux. (Here is my secret. It is very simple : it is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.)
The Little Prince
Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned, the last fish has been caught, will we realize that we cannot eat money.
What we want most is only to be held...and told...that everything (everything is a funny thing, is baby milk and Papa's eyes, is roaring logs on a cold morning, is hoot-owls and the boy who makes you cry after school, is Mama's long hair, is being afraid, and twisted faces on the bedroom wall)...everything is going to be all right.
Truman Capote 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'
The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries: weight and sink it deep, no matter, it will rise and find the surface: and why not? any love is natural and beautiful that lies within a person's nature; only hypocrites would hold a man responsible for what he loves, emotional illiterates and those of righteous envy, who, in their agitated concern, mistake so frequently the arrow pointing to heaven for the one that leads to hell.
Truman Capote 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'
Before birth; yes, what time was it then? A time like now, and when they were dead, it would be still now: these trees, that sky, this earth, those acorn seeds, sun and wind, all the same, while they, with dust-turned hearts, change only.
Truman Capote; 'Other Voices, Other Rooms'
Every man who has power is impelled to abuse it.
Montesquieu, 18th-century French philosopher in
It is the duty of the old to be anxious on behalf of the young, and it is the duty of the young to scorn the anxiety of the old.
Phillip Pullman
If you're not a liberal at 20, you have no heart. If you're not a conservative at 40, you have no brain.
Winston Churchill
Even on the highest throne in the world, we are still sitting on our ass.
Michel de Montaigne
The Dwarf that stands on the the giant's soldiers sees the farthest of the two.
Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451
To want what I have. To take what I am given, with grace.
Don Henley
'Will' is what creates the energy and courage to create. 'Want,' by itself, just isn't enough.
Nisandeh Neta
You can have success now, or you can have it later. It's entirely up to you.
Elements of Success
Creating success is all about fulfilling or manifesting the purpose for which you were born.
Elements of Success
It always amazes me to see people making a decision to never forgive. It’s like trying to punish their tormentors by harming themselves.
Elements of Success

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