Thoughtful Quotes page 13
Men argue, Nature acts.Voltaire
Hoka-hey!An Sioux-indian war cry meaning "Today is a good day to die!"
Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.Book of Proverbs 27:20
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.William Blake
No really great man ever thought himself so.William Hazlitt
The measure of a truly great man is the courtesy with which he treats lesser men.
It is necessary for us to learn from others' mistakes. You will not live long enough to make them all yourself.Adm. Hyman G. Rickover
The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. When you want to test the depths of a stream, don't use both feet.Chinese Proverb
This thing that we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.Mary Pickford
He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster.Freidrich Nietzsche
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.Mark Twain
Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components -- love, adventure, power and fame.Goethe
Of all the creatures on this planet none is more dangerous than a human being.Robert A. Heinlein
"Let there be light!" said God, and there was light.
"Let there be blood!" said man, and there's a sea.George Gordon, Lord Byron
How embarrassing to be human.Kurt Vonnegut
Drinking when we are not thirsty and making love all year round, madam; that is all there is to distinguish us from other animals.Pierre-Augustin Caron De Beaumarchais, "The Marriage of Figaro"
Knowledge is Power.Francis Bacon
He who shits on the road will meet flies on his return.South African saying
Like winter snow on summer lawn, time past is time gone.
As long as we have hope, we have direction, the energy to move, and the map to move by. We have a hundred alternatives, a thousand paths and an infinity of dreams. Hopeful, we are halfway to where we want to go; hopeless, we are lost forever.Hong Kong proverb
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