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If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. 

--James Thurber (1894-1961)

Adults are obsolete children. 

--Dr. Seuss, (1904-1991)

We are not retreating--we are advancing in another direction. 

--General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964)

God gives every bird his worm, but he does not throw it into the nest.

--Swedish proverb

You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive. 

--James Baldwin, (1924-1987)

All sunshine makes a desert. 

--Arabic proverb

I do not rule Russia; ten thousand clerks do.

--Czar Nicholas I

Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands.


Very few established institutions, governments and constitutions ... are ever destroyed by their enemies until they have been corrupted and weakened by their friends.

--Walter Lippman, (1889-1974)

Every form of refuge has its price.

--The Eagles

Put not your trust in princes

--Lord Stafford, 1641

Creative activity could be described as a type of learning process where teacher and pupil are located in the same individual.

--Arthur Koestler, (1905-1983)

Man is not a creature of circumstances.  Circumstances are creatures of men.

--Benjamin Disraeli

The lion and the calf shall lie down together, but the calf won't get much sleep.

--Woody Allen

In a classroom the teacher ought to be trying to show others how one man thinks--and at the same time reveal what a fine feeling he gets when he does it well.

--C. Wright Mills, 1959

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.

--Robert Frost

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. 

--Elie Wiesel, (1928- )

Most truths are so naked that people feel sorry for them and cover them up, at least a little bit.

--Edward R. Murrow, (1908-1965)

Don't be so humble, you're not that great.

--Golda Meir

Politics is a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

--Ambrose Bierce

If every man could act as he chose, the whole of history would  be a tissue of disconnected accidents.

--Leo Tolstoy

The newer people of this modern age are more eager to amass than to realize.

--Rabindranath Tagore

There are risks and costs to action, but they are far less than the long range risks and costs of comfortable inaction.

--John F. Kennedy

Category: Aphorisms | Added by: Ктулху (18.05.2011)
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