Thoughtful Quotes page 144

We have all a better guide in ourselves, if we would attend to it, than any other person can be.
Jane Austen 'Mansfield Park'
There is only one proper way to wear a beautiful dress: to forget you are wearing it.
Mme. De Girardin
Through our scientific genius we have made of this world a neighborhood; and now we are challenged, through our moral genius, to make of it a brotherhood.
Martin Luther King
To act coolly, intelligently and prudently in perilous circumstances is the test of a man and also a nation.
Adlai E Stevenson
Beyond love, beyond unrequited love, perhaps even beyond any other passion known to humanity, deep, deep in the depths of the turgid, clinging, swamplike pit of despair that lies dormant within every soul, lurks JEALOUSY. Jealousy, that most demeaning and debilitating of emotions. Jealousy, which can double the strength of the love upon which it is based, but whilst doubling it, warp and pervert it, untill it is no longer recognizable as the thing of beauty it once was. Jealous love is no more like true love than Mr Hyde was like Dr Jekyll or a stagnant swamp is like a freshwater lake.
Ben Elton, Stark
True charity is not just giving a man a dime when he is hungry, but giving a man a dime when you are as hungry as he is, and need the dime just as much.
Our greatest obligation to our children is to prepare them to understand and to deal effectively with the world in which they will live and not with the world we have known or the world we would prefer to have.
Grayson Kirk
More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.
Truman Capote, epigraph from unfinished novel "Answered Prayers"
Being comfortable in your own skin and content with your own company is a magical gift to yourself and everyone in your life.
Patricia Alexander, Book of Comforts
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Oscar Wilde
The horror of finding yourself is to realize that you've been gone.
Heroes didn't leap tall buildings or stop bullets with an out-stretched hand; they didn't wear boots and capes. They bled, and they bruised, and their superpowers were as simple as listening, or loving. Heroes were ordinary people who knew that even if their own lives were impossibly knotted, they could untangle someone else's. And maybe that one act could lead someone to resuce you right back.
"Second Glance" by Jodi Picoult
This is fanaticism; when, by thinking too much of the other world, a man becomes unfit to live in this.
Christian N Bovee
Some people find fault as if it were a buried treasure.
Francis O'Walsh
The world is full of people whose notion of a satisfactory future is, in fact, a return to the idealized past.
Robertson Davies
To forgive is an act of compassion, Buffy. It's not done because people deserve it, it's done because they need it.
'Buffy the Vampire slayer'
Fear is nothing but faith in reverse gear! The foundation on which both faith and fear rests is belief in something.
Napoleon Hill
A constantly swelling government is a sure sign of the moral sickness of the people under it. Government swells when and because the people shrink.
Clarnece Manion
To unending love, to life, to paradise, to Adam and Eve. Everything ends at some point, usually when you least expect it. Cheers to broken hearts and shattered optimism.
M.L. Broderick

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