Thoughtful Quotes page 135
Trying to please everyone, pleases no one. Not even yourself.
There is within me (and with sadness I have watched it in others) a knot of cruelty borne by the stream of love, much as our blood sometimes bears the seed of our destruction.The Scarlet Ibis
Never be best in class. Either be good enough or out of class.Geoffrey Moore
No one is so completely disenchanted with the world, or knows it so thoroughly, or is so utterly disgusted with it, that when it begins to smile upon him he does not become partially reconciled to it.Giacomo Leopardi 'Pensieri'
Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.Sir Arthur Conan Doyle 'The Valley Of Fear'
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.James Russell Lowell
When all of your wishes are granted, many of your dreams will be distroyed.Marilyn Manson
Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well here I am.Marilyn Manson
Prejudices, it is well known, are most difficult to eradicate from the heart whose soil has never been loosened or fertilized by education; they grow there, firm as weeds among rocks.Charlotte Bronte "Jane Eyre"
Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.Nietzsche
Real and lasting generosity requires that an individual do more than make up his mind to give. He must also make up his heart.Dr. William A Ward
The difference between men consists, in great measure, in the intelligence of their observation. It is the close observation of little things which is the secret of success in business, in art, in science, and in every pursuit of life.Samuel Smiles
Creative man lives many lives; some men are so dull they do not live even once.Dagobert D Runes
An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.Ghandi
It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.John Steinbeck 'East of Eden'
The essence of jurisprudence is that, however inexact may be the decisions of a court, a court is a far superior method of reaching a decision than a battlefield.Ernest Cuneo
Discouragement is dissatisfaction with the past, distaste for the present, and distrust of the future. It is ingratitude for the blessings of yesterday, indifference to the opportunities of today, and insecurity of the strength of tomorrow. It is unawareness of the presence of beauty, unconcern for the needs of our fellow man, and disbelief in the promises of old. It is impatience with time, immaturity of thought, and impoliteness to God.Dr. William A Ward
I cannot think well of a man who sports with any woman's feelings; and there may often be a great deal more suffered than a stander-by can judge of.Jane Austen - Mansfield Park
When you walk to the edge of all the light you have and take that first step into the darkness of the unknown, you must believe one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand upon, or you will be taught how to fly.Patrick Overton
Man is an enigma. He wants to live a long time, yet is constantly threatening himself with annihilation. He desires the enjoyment of good health, yet regularly ignores the basic rules for it. He longs for immortality, yet often lives a life not fit to live forever. He loves liberty, yet steadily makes himself a slave to false masters. He has the possibility of being a saint, yet so often chooses to be a sinner. He is the only creature that can stoop below itself, becoming a "rat," a "skunk," a "snake-in-the-grass," yet he can ascend through God's grace to angelic heights.Gilbert L Guffin
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