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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Many people need desperately to receive this message: "I feel and think much as you do, care about many of the things you care about, although most people don't care about them. You are not alone."

--Kurt Vonnegut

Modern man thinks he loses something - time - when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains --- except kill it. 

--Erich Fromm

The old believe everything, the middle-aged suspect everything, the young know everything. 

--Oscar Wilde

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount....The world has achieved brilliance without conscience.  Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.

--Omar Bradley, Armistice Day Speech, 1948

Sometimes the road less traveled is less traveled for a reason

--Jerry Seinfield

Some people talk in their sleep.  Lecturers talk while other people sleep.

--Albert Camus

I have learned through bitter experience the one supreme lesson to conserve my anger, and as heat conserved is transmitted into energy, even so our anger controlled can be transmitted into a power that can move the world. 

--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. 

--Galileo Galilei, (1564-1642)

Every sin is an attempt to fly from emptiness.

--Simone Weil, philosopher, mystic, activist (1909-1943)

One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory. 

--Rita Mae Brown, (1944- )

Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown. 

--William Shakespeare, (1564-1616)

When I despair, I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it, always. 

--Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi (1869-1948)

He acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.

--Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE)

If I seem to take part in politics, it is only because politics encircles us today like the coil of a snake from which one cannot get out, no matter how much one tries. I wish therefore to wrestle with the snake. 

--Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

When cryptography is outlawed, bayl bhgynjf jvyy unir cevinpl.


We lie the loudest when we lie to ourselves.

--Eric Hoffer, philosopher and author (1902-1983)

Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. 

--Marilyn vos Savant

A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space. 

--Gloria Steinem, (1934- )

From what we get, we can make a living; what we give, however, makes a life. 

--Arthur Ashe

If only there were evil people somewhere insidiously committing evil deeds and it were necessary only to separate them from the rest of us and destroy them.  But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being.  And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart?

--Alexander Solzhenitsyn, (1918- )

Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.

--Elie Wiesel, (b. 1928)

If we encounter a man of rare intellect, we should ask him what books he reads. 

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. 

--Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., (1929-1968)

If privacy is outlawed, only outlaws will have privacy. 

--Phil Zimmermann, cryptographer (1954- )

Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title. 

--Virginia Woolf, writer (1882-1941)

I love my country too much to be a nationalist. 

--Albert Camus, (1913-1960)

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity. 

--Frank William Leahy, (1908-1973)

A fly that lands on a carabao feels itself to be higher that the carabao.

--Filipino proverb

Patience is also a form of action. 

--Auguste Rodin, (1840-1917)

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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