Thoughtful Quotes page 139

You must think the unthinkable, but always wear a dark suit when presenting the results.
Dick Ross
When love blinds, you stumble and fall. When love hurts, you hide and cry. When love gives, your glad you gave it first.
Ilya Litvinov
Elaborate plans to confound my enemies only end up in me screwing myself over.
Charles Marshall
Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge. It is those who know little, and not those who know much, who so positively assert that this or that problem will never be solved by science.
Charles Darwin
The quick pain of truth can pass away, but the slow, eating agony of a lie is never lost. That's a running sore.
John Steinbeck "East of Eden"
Falling is the first step to learning how to fly.
Jodi Picoult, "Perfect Match"
Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't as nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
Mustapha Mond, "Brave new world"
If your neighbor's house is on fire, you don't haggle over the price of your garden hose.
Franklin Roosevelt
A smile while giving honest criticism can make the difference between resentment and reform.
Philip Steinmetz
It doesn't change the effect of alcohol to serve it in a cocktail room instead of a saloon.
Ruth Smeltzer
There are two eternities, a past and a future; of the past we know but little, of the future, nothing; between these two eternities lies a speck called time.
EP Day
Never get a reputation for a small perfection if you are trying for fame or a loftier area. The world can only judge by generals, and it sees that those who pay considerable attention to minutiae seldom have their minds occupied with great things.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton
There is nothing, nothing innocent or good, that dies, and is forgotten-forgotten! Oh, if the good deeds of human creatures could be traced to their source, how beautiful would even death appear; for how much charity, mercy, and purified affection, would be seen to have their growth in dusty graves!
Charles Dickens
Love, much like war, knows no rules.
T.R. Burkholder
Any nation that thinks more of its ease and comfort than its freedom will soon lose its freedom; and the ironical thing about it is that it will lose its ease and comfort too.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is not the function of Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error
Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954), U.S. Judge
The goal is not to give what you have, but to expand what you have to give.
Lindsay King
Let your legs carry your body, and your heart carry your dreams.
unknown
I use to worry that if someone said something that in return it would be tested, I worried because I didn't want them to fail by factor of being tested. Though now I don't worry, I realize that if someone says something, that it being tested will not determine the truth, it was determined when they said it, and no test will make it otherwise only give testimony.
Allen Blanks

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