Thoughtful Quotes page 141

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome K Jerome
If you were put to climb mountains as a baby, you should move them as a man.
Clifton Garraway
Too much emphasis on the trees may cause us to miss the entire forest.
Words even fail in describing their own inefficiency.
Allen Blanks
By the structure of the world we often want, at the sudden occurrence of a grave tempest, to change the helmsman - to replace the pilot of the calm by the pilot of the storm.
Walter Bagehot
Have you any idea how much tyrants fear the people they oppress. All of them realize that, one day, amongst their many victims, there is sure to be one who rises against them and strikes back!
JK Rowling - Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince
Some wounds never heal, they just stop bleeding.
Jacqueline Delisle
This guy's walking down the street when he falls in a hole. The walls are so steep he can't get out. A doctor passes by, and the guy shouts up, "Hey, you, can you help me out?" The doctor writes a prescription, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a priest comes along, and the guy shouts up, "Father, I'm down in this hole. Can you help me out?" The priest writes a prayer, throws it down in the hole and moves on. Then a friend walks by. "Hey, Joe, it's me. Can you help me Out" And the friend jumps in the hole. Our guy says, "Are you nuts? Now we're both down here." The friend says, "Yeah, but I've been down here before - and I know the way out."
Leo McGarry, 'The West Wing'
Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with lying them down.
"The five people you meet in heaven" Mitch Albom
The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
Sylvia Bremer
If you have no idea where you want to go, it makes little difference how fast you travel.
The world is full of people who believe that their talents have been frustrated by an unkind fate; they are convinced that they could write, paint, or perhaps excel in music if their lives were only differently ordered. But they lack the resolution to do that necessary reordering. They are not liars, these people, but they are probably deceiving themselves. The talent that is not backed up with sufficient resolution to ensure its expression is only doubtfully existent.
Alice Curtayne
The reward of great men is that, long after they have died, one is not quite sue that they are dead.
Jules Renard
The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
Orson Welles
Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Richard Jackson (attributed to Benjamin Franklin)
Men of the noblest dispositions think themselves happiest when others share their happiness with them.
Jeremy Taylor
Should someone speak ill of me he is not my friend who hastens to tell me.
Ruth Smeltzer
There is no art which one government sooner learns of another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people.
Adam Smith

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