Thoughtful Quotes page 87

Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.
Pericles (430 B.C.)
We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
Winston Churchill
It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
If you want to know the truth, I don't know what I think about it. I'm sorry I told so many people about it. About all I know is, I sort of miss everybody I told about. Even old Stradlater and Ackley, for instance. I think I even miss that goddam Maurice. It's funny. Don't ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.
Holden Caulfield, The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Guarding yourself from a broken heart is truly the only way to never live.
A poor man's treasure is his children
A true anarchist would never claim to be one.
Morten Bachowsky Moltov (Mikhail Bakunin's right-hand)
Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis, when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all, then accept it and live up to it.
True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
Dale Carnegie
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.
Pablo Picasso
Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.
Abraham Lincoln
You will never "find" time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
Charles Buxton
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner
It is better to deserve honours and not have them than to have them and not to deserve them.
Mark Twain
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box.
Italian Proverb
No matter how hard you try, you will always get bad comments in the end
Now I am become Death, Shatterer of Worlds.
Quoted when the first nuclear device exploded at Alamogordo, New Mexico, J. Robert Oppenheimer, its guiding scientist, quoted this Hindu scripture from the Bhagavad Gita
Dealing with the inevitible is sometimes the harshest reality.

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