Thoughtful Quotes page 151

Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own.
Jonathan Swift, The Battle of the Books (1704)
The true seeker looks for the truth wherever it may be and readily accepts it, without shame, without hope for reward and without fear of punishment.
Sam Nejad
Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Act so that you treat humanity, whether in your own person, or in that of another, always as an end and never as a means only.
Immanuel Kant (1785)
What is more important in a library than anything else - than everything else - is the fact that it exists.
Archibald MacLeish
Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw
A life without love is like a year without summer.
Swedish Proverb
Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.
Vicki Harrison
It is a fearful thing to love what death can touch.
There is as much a difference between being contented and simply not ambitious as there is between ambition and simple discontent
Clifton Garraway
Why is it that women seemed so capable of lacing a thousand thoughts behind so few words? And men so inept at deciphering it all.
James Clemens 'Hinterland'
I will find you," he whispered in my ear. "I promise. If I must endure two hundred years of purgatory, two hundred years without you---then that is my punishment, which I have earned for my crimes. For I have lied, and killed, and stolen; betrayed and broken trust. But there is one thing that shall lie in the balance. When I shall stand before God, I shall have one thing to say, to weigh against the rest." His voice dropped, nearly to a whisper, and his arms tightened around me. "Lord, ye gave me a rare woman, and God! I loved her well.
'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon
Still, despite all this, traveling is the great true love of my life. I have always felt, ever since I was sixteen years old and first went to Russia with my saved-up babysitting money, that to travel is worth any cost or sacrifice. I am loyal and constant in my love for travel, as I have not always been loyal and constant in my other loves. I feel about travel the way a happy new mother feels about her impossible, colicky, restless newborn baby - I just don't care what it puts me through. Because I adore it. Because it's mine. Because it looks exactly like me. It can barf all over me if it wants to - I just don't care.
'Eat, Pray, Love' by Elizabeth Gilbert
It is weakness rather than wickedness which renders men unfit to be trusted with unlimited power.
John Adams
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
Albus Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Man, as long as he lives, is immortal. One minute before his death he shall be immortal. But one minute later, God wins.
Elie Wiesel
Aye, well," he said, "I dinna recall Adam's asking God to take back Eve - and look what she did to him." He leaned forward and kissed my forehead as I laughed, then drew the blanket up over my bare shoulders. "Go to sleep, my wee rib. I shall be needin' a helpmeet in the morning.
'Dragonfly in Amber' by Diana Gabaldon
If for one minute you think you're better than a sixteen year old girl in a Green Day t-shirt, you are sorely mistaken. Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn't know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.
Gerard Way
Don't apologize for your choices. They are the only things that define you ultimately.

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