Thoughtful Quotes page 136

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile is the source of your joy.
Thich Nhat Hahn
I believe that despite the enormous odds which exist, unflinching, unswerving, fierce intellectual determination, as citizens, to define the real truth of our lives and our societies is a crucial obligation which devolves upon us all. It is in fact mandatory. If such a determination is not embodied in our political vision we have no hope of restoring what is so nearly lost to us - the dignity of man.
Harold Pinter, Nobel Lecture 2005
Tragedy blows through your life like a tornado, uprooting everything, creating chaos. You wait for the dust to settle and then you choose. You can live in the wreckage and pretend it's still the mansion you remember, or you can crawl from the rubble and slowly rebuild... Because after disaster strikes, the important thing is that you move on. But if you're like me, you just keep chasing the storm.
Veronica Mars
Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much; wisdom is humble that he knows no more.
William Cowper
If only one could have two lives: the first in which to make one's mistakes; which seem as if they have to be made; and the second in which to profit by them.
D.H Lawrence
He who knows all the answers has not yet been asked all the questions.
Ask not for victory, ask for courage. For if you can endure you bring honor to us all, even more you bring honor to yourself.
From The Decathlon
Man cannot discover new oceans until he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.
When you are a kid you have your own language, and unlike French of Spanish or whatever you start learning in fourth grade, this one you're born with, and eventually lose. Everyone under the age of seven is fluent in 'ifspeak'; go hang around with someone under three feet tall and you'll see. What if a giant funnelweb spider crawled out of that hole over your head and bit you on the neck? What if the only antidote for venom was locked up in a vault on the top of a mountain? What if you lived through the bite, but could only move your eyelids and blink the alphabet? It doesn't really matter how far you go; the point is that it's a world of possibility. Kids think with their brains cracked wide open; becoming an adult, I've decided, is only a slow sewing shut.
'My sisters keeper' Jodi Picoult
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace.
The closer you get to the light, the greater your shadow becomes.
Kingdom Hearts
This is the age of the half-read page, and a quick hash and a mad dash; The bright night with the nerves tight, the plane hop and the brief stop, the lamp tan in a short span, the big shot in a soft spot, the brain stain and the heart pain, the cat naps 'til the spring snaps, this is our culture!
To spend before earning is to rest before working, to teach before learning, to speak before thinking, and to build before planning.
Dr. William A Ward
For some the Present is difficult, others dread the unknown Future; but the worst foe of the soul is the Past because the Past has in it the power to become a dreadful Present.
Rev. Clarence E Macartney
Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor... not that men are wicked... but that men know so little of men.
W.E.B. Du Bois
There are many Beths in the world, shy and quiet, sitting in corners till needed, and living for others so cheerfully, that no one sees the sacrifices till the little cricket on the hearth stops chirping, and the sweet, sunshiny presence vanishes, leaving silence and shadow behind.
'Little Women' Louisa May Alcott
Life is never a straight line, it is full of twists and turns. The way to lead a happy life is not to avoid them but to embrace them; to find the happiness in them.
Warren T. VanderVen
There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors.
Jim Morrison
It is refreshing to find a man who has really opinions of his own, even when they are opposed to our own. What we call our opinions, are in general, in matters of importance, only the prejudices of our class, party or sect.
Christian N Bovee

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