Thoughtful Quotes page 148

It may help to understand human affairs to be clear that most of the great triumphs and tragedies of history are caused, not by people being fundamentally good or fundamentally bad, but by people being fundamentally people.
Terry Pratchett 'Good Omens'
The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.
Soren Kierkegaard
A mistake is only as big as the time you take to recover from it.
Vishnu Prasad
Violence does, in truth, recoil upon the violent. And the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Sherlock Holmes
Don't make someone wait for you. Just because you know someone will.
Pooja Verma
What is more manly? The man who sleeps with 50 women, or who makes one woman feel the best for 50 years?
Rob Bell
We meet at a college noted for knowledge, in a city noted for progress, in a state noted for strength, and we stand in need of all three, for we meet in an hour of change and challenge, in a decade of hope and fear, in an age of both knowledge and ignorance. The greater our knowledge increases, the greater our ignorance unfolds the vast stretches of the unknown and the unanswered and the unfinished still far outstrip our collective comprehension.
John F. Kennedy, 1962
Love is like a well: a good thing to drink out of, but a bad thing to fall into.
Take most people, they're crazy about cars. They worry if they get a little scratch on them, and they're always talking about how many miles they get to a gallon, and if they get a brand-new car already they start thinking about trading it in for one that's even newer. I don't even like old cars. I mean they don't even interest me. I'd rather have a goddam horse. A horse is at least human, for God's sake.
J.D. Salinger
I would step in the way of a bullet if it were aimed at my husband. It is not self-sacrifice to die protecting that which you value: If the value is great enough, you do not care to exist without it. This applies to any alleged sacrifice for those one loves.
Ayn Rand
I've not failed, I just found 10,000 ways that don't work.
Thomas Edison
The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
Pearl S. Buck
There is no clique I could ever hope to keep up with, other than the one where I'm the only member.
Neil Cicierega
Your writing can help change the way the world is. By making it public, by showing suffering, by showing war, by showing corruption, by showing misdemeanor... you're going to help change it. But when the time comes to hang up your boots as I'm just about doing, you realize that you've done very little to change the world. All you've done is to advertise its ills. Its a very sad epitaph.
Mike Nicholson
I think it's very interesting to be a human-being. I think it's weird. You get, if you're lucky, 80 years on a planet and all the time you're here you know you're dying. You're very, very private: nobody really knows you, you don't really want to be known by anybody, and you have to get your satisfaction from fellow creatures like yourself.
Don Roos
When liberty comes with hands dabbled in blood, it is hard to shake hands with her.
Oscar Wilde
It's an anthropomorphic ego to assume God's universal plan is about man.
Aubrey Charasz
A person is always changing, and they are never who they are until the day they die. Then it becomes who they were.
Jared Wilkerson
You lot. You spend all your time thinking about dying. Like you're going to get killed by eggs or beef or global warming or asteroids. But you never take time to imagine the impossible. That maybe you'd survive.
Doctor Who, "The end of the world"

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