Thoughtful Quotes page 140

It is every easy to forgive others their mistakes; it takes more grit and gumption to forgive them for having witnessed your own.
Jessamyn West
The basic test of freedom is perhaps less in what we are free to do than in what we are free not to do.
Eric Hoffer
The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.Let us therefore make the best of our friends while we have them; for how long we shall keep them is uncertain.He that has lost a friend has more cause of joy that he once had him, than of grief that he is taken away.
An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
Maurice Maeterlinck
Honesty is the cornerstone of character. The honest man or woman seeks not merely to avoid criminal or illegal acts, but to be scrupulously fair, upright, fearless in both action and expression. Honesty pays dividends both in dollars and in peace of mind.
BC Forbes
What I like best is a book that's at least funny once in a while...What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn't happen much, though.
JD Salinger
In childhood we live under the brightness of immortality - heaven is as near and actual as the seaside. Beside the complicated details of the world stand the simplicities: God is good, the grown-up man or woman knows the answer to every question, there is such a thing as truth, and justice is as measured and faultless as a clock.
Graham Greene - The Ministry Of Fear
The nightmares of the Past and the chaos of the Present are nothing compared to the wild dreams of the Future.
To rule one's anger is well; to prevent it is better.
Tryon Edwards
Loneliness is the human condition. Cultivate it. The way it tunnels into you allows your soul room to grow. Never expect to outgrow loneliness. Never hope to find people who will understand you, someone to fill that space. An intelligent, sensitive person is the exception, the very great exception. If you expect to find people who will understand you, you will grow murderous with disappointment. The best you'll ever do is to understand yourself, know what it is that you want, and not let the cattle stand in your way.
"White Oleander" by Janet Fitch
Love isn't about finding the perfect person. It's about finding a imperfect person perfectly.
For every minute you are angry you lose 60 seconds of happiness.
Curiosity is free-wheeling intelligence. It endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in their own made of life which spring from the cheerful willingness to let life take the forms it will.
Alistair Cooke
If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers, it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Francis Bacon
Only those who haven't achieved anything, have time. With that, they have achieved more than everybody else.
Giovanni Guareschi
War against terrorism is like whisky against alcoholism.
A house is made of walls and beams; a home is built with love and dreams.
Dr. William A Ward
The leader must know, must know that he knows, and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.
Clarence B Randall
Nothing in progression can rest on its original plan. We may as well think of rocking a grown man in the cradle of an infant.
Edmund Burke

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