Thoughtful Quotes page 147
God moves in extremely mysterious, not to say, circuitous ways. God does not play dice with the universe; He plays an ineffable game of His own devising, which might be compared, from the perspective of any of the other players, [ie., everybody.] to being involved in an obscure and complex version of poker in a pitch-dark room, with blank cards, for infinite stakes, with a Dealer who won't tell you the rules, and who smiles all the time.Terry Pratchett
I have come to regard the law courts not as a cathedral but rather as a casino.Richard Ingrams
Ill news hath wings, and with the wind doth go, comfort's a cripple and comes ever slow.Michael Drayton
You forget how dirty you are, until you discover how clean you can be.Jeffrey Archer - Prison Diary Volume 1
If there is a dearth of happiness in this world, it is because more people are trying to share it than produce it.
Always keep your ideals high enough that you have to keep stretching to reach them.
It is a fine thing to be honest, but it is also very important to be right.Winston Churchill
Society is built on trust, and trust upon confidence in one another's integrity.Robert South
Those who cannot learn must be entertained.Felix Morley
Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.Eleanore Roosevelt
Man's mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensionsOlivier Wendell Holmes
I want to be what I was when I wanted to be what I am nowGrafitti, London 1980
Beware the fury of a patient manJohn Dryden
When there's nothing left to burn, you've got to set yourself on fireChuck Palahniuk
A person is among all else a material thing, easily torn not easily mended.'Atonement' by Ian McEwan
One machine can do the work of 50 ordinary men, but no machine can do the work of one extra ordinary man.Elbert Hubbard
Listen. To live is to be marked. To live is to change, to acquire the words of a story, and that is the only celebration we mortals really know. In perfect stillness, frankly, I've only ever found sorrow.'The poisonwood bible' by Barbara Kingsolver
The hardest part isn't finding who we need to be; it's being content with who we are.The Ataris, 'The Hero Dies in This One'
The easiest way to get into trouble is to be right at the wrong time.
There is nothing wrong with men possessing riches but the wrong comes when riches possess men.Billy Graham
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