Thoughtful Quotes page 127

I never wanted to be famous. I only wanted to be great.
Ray Charles
What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
Ray Charles
Those of us who grow in war know no boundaries. After all, that most sacred and basic boundary of all (Thou shalt not kill) is not only ignored in war, but outright flaunted and scoffed at. Kill! Slot! Scribble! We (guilty and secret and surviving, and more cunning than the dead) will seep into unseen cracks to find solace. And we will do so without thinking twice, since we are without skinds, without membranes, without the usual containments of civilization. We know that life is chep and that the secret to an inner peace is so dear and so elusive as to be almost unattainable.
Alexandra Fuller
Of all the words of tongue and pen, the saddest are what could have been.
Weak leaders use a microscope to focus on the dangers. Greast leaders use a telescope to focus on the dream.
Reed Markham, Ph.D, American Educator
A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
I'm sick of not having the courage to be an absolute nobody.
J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey
It's amazing when you can stand in front of tremendous crowds, without nervousness or fear of error, and say the perfect words, act the perfect way. And the face and sound of one special someone, can leave you at a lost for words...that is love...
Jeff Lewis
Remember that walkng is merely the state of perpetual falling over, we simply alternate which leg catches us.
Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back -- in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.
Frederick Buechner
I know not how I may seem to others, but to myself I am but a small child wandering upon the vast shores of knowledge, every now and then finding a small bright pebble to content myself with.
Results, in consequence, create new beginnings. Reality as we know it, does not create confusion or misunderstanding, it is the facts that we are not yet aware, that causes man's incessant trepidation of perceived reality. Truth will never harm a just cause nor will the supplementation of fact, create a problem or source of concern.
Alan R. Treski
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be.
Shawshank redemption
Judge me by the depth of my question, not the length of the answer
Louis J. Bailey
To truly punish a man, do not take away what he already has; simply do not give him what he desires most.
Brendan Poltrack
It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
Teddy Roosevelt
Once a draught of despair is taken, it stains the tongue forever.
A little kingdom I possess, where thoughts and feelings dwell; And very hard the task I find of governing it well.
Louisa May Alcott
He who can control his rising anger as a coachman controls his carriage at full speed, this man I call a good driver; others merely hold the reins.

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