Thoughtful Quotes page 133
When a child first catches adults out - when it first walks into his grave little head that adults do not have divine intelligence, that their judgements are not always wise, their thinking true, their sentences just - his world falls into panic desolution. The Gods are fallen and all safety gone. And there is one sure thing about the fall of Gods; they do not fall a little; they crash and shatter or sink deeply into green muck. It is a tedious job to build them up again; they never quite shine. And the child's world is never quite whole again. It is an aching kind of growing.John Steinbeck "East of Eden"
Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about?George B Shaw
Perhaps only people who are capable of real togetherness have that look of being alone in the universe. The others have a certain stickiness, they stick to the mass.DH Lawrence - Lady Chatterley's Lover
There is no question about it, trees always do their best.Allen Blanks
Would God bless a murder of the innocents?
Would God bless a war based on pride?
Would God bless a money-hungry government?
Would God bless our ineffective court system?
God bless the sweatshops we run
God bless America!
Rise Against, "Blood red, white and blue"
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.T. H. Huxley
At some point, you have to make a decision. Boundaries don't keep other people out. They fence you in. Life is messy. That's how we're made. So, you can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.TV show 'Grey's Anatomy'
The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach itMichelangelo
We are always getting ready to live, but never living.Ralph W Emerson
Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse that progress requires them are not really progress at all, but just terrible things.Russell Baker
Some books are undeservedly forgotten; none are undeservedly remembered.W.H. Auden
If you want to hate you're past - regret it! If you want to hate you're future - fear it!
Promises we plan to break are made in whispered voices, because our despair knows many names. We make mistakes but we apologize with roses we never stop to smell among the way.'Rise Against', Tip the Scales
To be nobody-but-yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting.e.e Cummings
In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.John Steinbeck 'The Grapes of Wrath'
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1953
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.Discover.Mark Twain
Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.H. Jackson Brown
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.Lucille Ball
Better to get up late and be wide awake than to get up early and be asleep all day.Anon
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