Thoughtful Quotes page 50

History is but a picture of human crimes and misfortunes.
Voltaire
If something is to give light, it must first endure burning.
I don't know what the key to success is, but the key to failure is trying to please everyone.
Bill Cosby
How you gonna win when you ain't right within?
Lauryn Hill
Before you judge me take a look at you. Can't you find something better to do? Point the finger, slow to understand, arrogance and ignorance go hand in hand.
Metallica, "Holier than Thou"
Who controls the past now, controls the future. Who controls the present now, controls the past.
George Orwell - 1984
Not to care for philosophy is to be a true philospher.
Blaise Pascal
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
Dr. Seuss
I can't remember all the times I've tried to tell myself to hold onto these moments as they pass.
Counting Crows
Reality is a cliche from which we escape by metaphor.
Wallace Stevens
You do not have to be your mother unless she is who you want to be. You do not have to be your mother's mother or even your mother's mother's mother. You may inherit their chins or their hips or their eyes, but you are not destined to become the women who came before you. So if you inherit something, inherit their strength. If you inherit something, inherit their resilience. Because the only person you are destined to be is the person you decide to be.
Celebrate we will, cause life is short but sweet for certain.
David J. Matthews
Talking is like playing the harp, there is as much in laying the hand on the strings to stop their vibrations as in twanging them to bring out their music.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
The last of humans freedom is to choose ones attitude in any given set of circumstances and be able to piss of the latter.
Dr. Earl Dinten
Nowadays men die a creeping common sense and discover when it is too late that the things one never regrets are ones mistakes.
Oscar Wilde
Don't find yourself believing that the only colors are the ones in the box.
A man who wishes to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Jack Lee
Being yourself isn't hard. Finding out who you are is the hard part.
The older you get, the more you realize there are fewer absolutes in the world and more perspectives.
Tim Allen

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