Thoughtful Quotes page 64
Conventional wisdom would have one believe that it is insane to resist this, the mightiest of empires, but what history really shows is that today's empire is tomorrow's ashes; that nothing lasts forever, and that to not resist is to aquiesce in your own oppression. The greatest form of sanity that anyone can exercise is to resist that force that is trying to repress, oppress, and fight down the human spirit.Mumia Abu Jamal (African American activist on death row)
Dissidents are bitterly condemned as 'anti-American' as demonstrated by the fact that they condemn the evils of the American system instead of marching in parades denouncing the crimes of official enemies. But they are not severely punished, at least if they are privileged and of the right color. Again, the concept 'anti-American' is particularly striking, the very hallmark of a totalitarian mentality.Noam Chomsky
The irony of war is that it is uses man's best to do man's worst.
Twenty years from now you will look back more regretfully upon the things you didn't do than those you did. So set free the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor. Dream. Explore. Discover.Mark Twain
There is no friend as loyal as a book.Ernest Hemingway
One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relativesEuripides
Every man is destined for unparallel greatness, if he pushes forward with all his might.
May you have the foresight to know where you're going, the hindsight to know where you've been, and the insight to know when you've gone too far.Irish Toast
Sometimes, no matter how much faith we have, we lose people. But you never forget them, and sometimes, it's those memories that give us the strength to go on.
They want me to be different because, that way, it can't happen to them.HIV positive teenager about his peers
If you are waiting for that "perfect" mate, you will be perfectly lonely.
If you change nothing, nothing will ever change!
The opposite of courage is not cowardice but conformity.
The world is a stage, but the play is badly cast.Oscar Wilde
Philosophy: The Department of unanswered questions
Religion: The Department of unquestioned answersSeen on a university wall
Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness.Chinese Proverb
There are no heroes, only moments that demand action.Thomas Anthony Perez, Sr., July 10, 2001
Why don't closed minds ever come with closed mouths?Bumper Sticker
It is a wonderous thing indeed, when you search the soul of another and find yourself.
I've learned that life is like a scooter car; not much happens unless you do some pedaling. -Age 79
I've learned that what my grandmother said was true: time does seem to go faster the older you get. -Age 48
I've learned that worry is often a substitute for action. -Age 50
I've learned that deciding who you marry is the most important decision you'll ever make. -Age 95
I've learned that I will always be seeking my parents' approval. -Age 37
I've learned that I don't feel my age as long as I focus on my dreams instead of my regrets. -Age 83
I've learned that encouragement from a good teacher can turn a student's life around. -Age 44
I've learned that it is very painful to see my negative personality traits alive in my children. -Age 39
I've learned that my mother is always happy to see me. -Age 44
I've learned that when things get easy, it's easy to stop growing. -Age 53
I've learned that we grow only when we push ourselves beyond what we already know. -Age 53
I've learned that you can tell how good a parent you were by observing your children with their children. -Age 82
I've learned not to waste time worrying about the things I can't change. -Age 72
I've learned that most people resist change, and yet it's the only thing that brings progress. -Age 66
I've learned that regrets over yesterday and the fear of tomorrow are twin thieves that rob us of the moment. -Age 29
I've learned that that I still have a lot to learn. -Age 92Live and Learn and Pass it On, book by Jackson Brown, Jr.
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