Famous Quotes 8

Famous Quotes P8

  • All human actions have one or more of these seven causes: chance, nature, compulsion, habit, reason, passion, and desire. – Aristotle
  • At sixteen I was stupid, confused and indecisive. At twenty-five I was wise, self-confident, prepossessing and assertive. At forty-five I am stupid, confused, insecure and indecisive. Who would have supposed that maturity is only a short break in adolescence. – Jules Feiffer
  • Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do. – Golda Meir
  • There was no respect for youth when I was young, and now that I am old, there is no respect for age. I missed it coming and going. – John Priestly
  • You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. – Judith Viorst
  • Years ago we discovered the exact point the dead center of middle age. It occurs when you are too young to take up golf and too old to rush up to the net. – Franklin Adams
  • All things on earth point home in old October; sailors to sea, travelers to walls and fences, hunters to field and hollow and the long voice of the hounds, the lover to the love he has forsaken. – Thomas Wolfe
  • The tendency of old age to the body, say the physiologists, is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified. – Bob Well
  • We shouldn’t teach great books; we should teach a love of reading. – B. F. Skinner
  • The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you. – B. B. King
  • We read to know we are not alone. – C. S Lewis
  • It is better to read a little and ponder a lot than to read a lot and ponder a little. – Denis Parsons Burkitt
  • They that will not be counseled cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason, she will rap you on the knuckles. – Benjamin Franklin
  • Only intuition can save you from the most dangerous individual of all, the articulate incompetent. – Robert Bernstein
  • To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age. – Amos Bronson Alcott
  • Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age. – Aristotle
  • I’m not interested in age. People who tell me their age are silly. You’re as old as you feel. – Henri Frederic Amiel
  • To be apt in quotation is a splendid and dangerous gift. Splendid, because it ornaments a man’s speech with other men’s jewels; dangerous, for the same reason. – Robertson Davies
  • Don’t cling to fame. You’re just borrowing it. It’s like money. You’re going to die, and somebody else is going to get it. – Sonny Bono
  • To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for. – Alexander Smith
  • It is just the little touches after the average man would quit that make the master’s fame.
  • A bookstore is one of the only pieces of evidence we have that people are still thinking. – Jerry Seinfield
  • No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy – Los Angeles Times
  • Earnestness and sincereness are synonymous. – Corita Kent
  • Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. – Corita Kent
  • I believe that uncertainty is rally my spirit’s way of whispering, I’m in flux. I can’t decide for you. Something is off-balance here. – Oprah Winfrey
  • Truly successful decision making relies on a balance between deliberate and instinctive thinking. – Malcolm Gladwell
  • Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. – Zora Neale Hurston
  • Sometimes I’m so sweet even I can’t stand it. – Julie Andrews
  • Criticism is the windows and chandeliers of art: it illuminates the enveloping darkness in which art might otherwise rest only vaguely discernible, and perhaps altogether unseen. – George Jean Nathan
  • I am here for a purpose and that purpose is to grow into a mountain, not to shrink to a grain of sand. Henceforth will I apply ALL my efforts to become the highest mountain of all and I will strain my potential until it cries for mercy. – Og Mandino
  • There must always remain something that is antagonistic to good. – Plato
  • A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Beauty will be convulsive or will not be at all. – Andre Breton
  • Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art… It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. – C. S. Lewis
  • God’s only excuse is that he does not exist. – Stendhal
  • Anyone who has declared someone else to be an idiot, a bad apple, is annoyed when it turns out in the end that he isn’t. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • The first lover is kept a long while, when no offer is made of a second. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • To live is to suffer; to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering. – Friedrich Nietzsche
  • I know I want to have children while my parents are still young enough to take care of them. – Rita Rudner
  • What one hides is worth neither more nor less than what one finds. And what one hides from oneself is worth neither more nor less than what one allows others to find. – Andre Breton
  • Always render more and better service than is expected of you, no matter what your task may be. – Og Mandino
  • Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. – Lao Tzu
  • Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Someday, after mastering the winds, the waves, the tides and  gravity, we shall harness for God the energies of love, and then,  for a second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire. – Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
  • Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence. – David Byrne
  • Love is the joy of the good, the wonder of the wise, and the amazement of the gods. – Plato
  • Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. – Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  • Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly. – Julie Andrews
  • If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. – Richard Bach
  • Beginnings today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again. – Og Mandino
  • Where there is love there is life. – Mohandas Gandhi

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