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    1. Marriage is the golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.               Kahlil Gibran
    2. When I despair, I remember that all through history the ways of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants, and murderers, and for a time they can seem invincible, but in the end they always fall. Think of it ? always.        Mahatma Gandhi
    3. Never allow others to put obstacles in the pathway of your dreams.       John C. Maxwell, The 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader
    1. No great leader in history fought to prevent change.      John Maxwell, 21 Indispensible Qualities of a Leader
    2. The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt.   Bertrand Russell
    3. Boldness in itself is genius.          L. Ron Hubbard……  Encouraging Quotes
    4. Where, after all, do universal human rights begin? In small places, close to home?so close and so small that they cannot be seen on any map of the world. Yet they are the world of the individual person: The neighbourhood he lives in; the school or college he attends; the factory, farm or office where he works. Such are the places where every man, woman and child seeks equal justice, equal opportunity, equal dignity without discrimination. Unless these rights have meaning there, they have little meaning anywhere. Without concerted citizen action to uphold them close to home, we shall look in vain for progress in the larger world.       Eleanor Roosevelt …………..  Encouraging Quotes
    5. Ah, make the most of what we yet may spend, before we too into the dust descend.    Omar Khayyam, The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
    6. The hardest thing in life is to know which bridge to cross and which to burn.        David Russell
    7. In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.            George Orwell
    8. There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.        William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act I, Scene 5
    9. A credit union is not an ordinary financial concern, seeking to enrich its members at the expense of the general public. Neither is it a loan company, seeking to make a profit at the expense of the unfortunates? The credit union is nothing of the kind; it is the expression in the field of economics of a high social ideal.          Alphonse Desjardins, The Canadian credit union pioneer made the remarks in a speech in the early 1900s…. Encouraging Quotes
    1. The credit Union movement..It is a great movement, worthy of great deeds, deserving of great loyalty.                Edward Filene, founded the first credit union in the U.S.
    2. I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.            Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM in 1943 ………… Encouraging Quotes
    3. How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.     Benjamin Disraeli, Speech at the House of Commons, January 24, 1860……….. Encouraging Quotes
    4. Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.        Herman Melville
    5. In America, through pressure of conformity, there is freedom of choice, but nothing to choose from.     Peter Ustinov
    6. Critics search for ages for the wrong word, which, to give them credit, they eventually find.        Peter Ustinov……….. Encouraging Quotes
    7. The more you know, the less you need to show.              Anonymous
    8. I was irrevocably betrothed to laughter, the sound of which has always seemed to me to be the most civilised music in the world.   Peter Ustinov
    9. Did you know that every two hours the nations of this world spend as much on armaments as they spend on the children of this world every year?              Peter Ustinov
    10. The point of living and of being an optimist, is to be foolish enough to believe the best is yet to come.    Peter Ustinov
    11. Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious. Peter Ustinov
    12. Children are the only form of immortality that we can be sure of.             Peter Ustinov ………. Encouraging Quotes
    13. It is our responsibilities, not ourselves, that we should take seriously.     Peter Ustinov
    14. The only reason I made a commercial for American Express was to pay for my American Express bill.       Peter Ustinov
    1. To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.        Peter Ustinov
    2. Beliefs are what divide people. Doubt unites them.         Peter Ustinov
    3. The only rules comedy can tolerate are those of taste, and the only limitations those of libel.      James Thurber ………… Encouraging Quotes
    4. The wit makes fun of other persons; the satirist makes fun of the world; the humorist makes fun of himself, but in so doing, he identifies himself with people–that is, people everywhere, not for the purpose of taking them apart, but simply revealing their true nature.         James Thurber
    5. We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.             Frank Tibolt ………. Encouraging Quotes
    6. The unexamined life is not worth living.                Socrates
    7. It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.    Mentat Prayer ……….. Encouraging Quotes
    8. I hold a creed, which no one ever taught me, and which I seldon mention, but in which I delight, and to which I cling, for it extends hope to all; it makes eternity a rest – a mighty home – not a terror and an abyss. With this creed, I can so clearly distinguish between the criminal and his crime, I can so sincerly forgive the first while I abhor the last; with this creed, revenge never worries my heart, degredation never too deeply disgusts me, injustice bever crushes me too low; I live in calm, looking to the end.              Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62 …………. Encouraging Quotes
    9. Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity, or registering wrongs.      charlotte bronte, Jane Eyre, page 62
    10. I dont want to be cross, Love cannot be forced. Edith Frank, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl
    11. Love is a perky elf dancing a merry little jig, then suddenly he turns on you with a miniature machine gun.            Matt Groening
    12. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them; and these will continue until they are resisted with either words or blows, or both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. Frederick Douglass ……… Encouraging Quotes
    13. Let us not forget that knowledge and skills alone cannot lead humanity to a happy and dignified life. … I claim credit for nothing. Everything is determined, the beginning as well as the end, forces over which we have no control. It is determined for the insects as well as for the stars, Human beings, vegetables or cosmic dust, we all dance to a mysterious tune, intoned in the distance by an invisible piper.        Albert Einstein, Dilip Kumar Roy,  (famous Indian classical singer), had cited the above quotation of Einstein in one of his let
    14. il faut laisser du temps au temps <br> (you have to give time time – approximate translation)     Francois Mitterand ……… Encouraging Quotes
    15. The more corrupt the state, the more numerous the laws.          Tacitus
    16. Practice random beauty and senseless acts of love.         Anonymous
    17. Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.              Voltaire
    18. Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.           Voltaire
    1. Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too.       Voltaire
    2. When its a question of money, everybody is of the same religion.            Voltaire
    3. Nothing in all the world is so nonsensical and contradictory, save mortals, that is, who live in the grip of the superstitions of the past.              Anne Rice, The Vampire Lestat ……….. Encouraging Quotes
    4. The strength of women comes from the fact that psychology cannot explain us. Men can be analyzed, women? merely adored.                Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband
    5. All you umpires, back to the bleachers. Referees, hit the showers. It?s my game. I pitch, I hit, I catch. I run the bases. At sunset, I?ve won or lost. At sunrise, I?m out again, giving it the old try.  Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 Coda
    6. While we are postponing, life speeds by.              Seneca
    7. It is true greatness to have in one the frailty of a man and the security of a god. Seneca
    8. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.      John F. Kennedy
    9. Knowledge is true opinion.          Plato
    10. Good people do not need laws to tell them to act responsibly, while bad people will find a way around the laws.                Plato
    11. Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.  Mother Teresa ……. Encouraging Quotes
    12. It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage.   Jane Austen
    13. A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.    John F. Kennedy
    14. Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.             John F. Kennedy
    15. If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think.         Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    16. Trust one who has gone through it.         Virgil, The Aeneid
    17. Trust yourself. Think for yourself. Act for yourself. Speak for yourself. Be yourself. Imitation is suicide.   Marva Collins
    18. It is impossible to go through life without trust: That is to be imprisoned in the worst cell of all, oneself. Graham Greene, The Ministry of Fear
    19. If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put the foundations under them.      Henry David Thoreau ………… Encouraging Quotes
    20. It is only by following your deepest instinct that you can lead a rich life, and if you let your fear of consequence prevent you from following your deepest instinct, then your life will be safe, expedient and thin.       Katharine Butler Hathaway
    21. The greatest thing in the world is to know how to belong to oneself.       Michel de Montaigne
    1. I looked always outside of myself to see what I could make the world give me instead of looking within myself to see what was there.          Belle Livingstone
    2. It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.             Samuel Johnson
    3. Insist on yourself; never imitate… Every great man is unique.     Ralph Waldo Emerson…………. Encouraging Quotes
    4. Trust thyself only, and another shall not betray thee.     Thomas Fuller
    5. Our lives teach us who we are.  Salman Rushdie
    6. Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.             Rabbi Abraham Heschel
    7. Imagination is more important than knowledge…             Albert Einstein
    8. One single grateful thought raised to heaven is the most perfect prayer.              G. E. Lessing
    9. There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.       Celia Thaxter
    10. Every time we remember to say “thank you,” we experience nothing less than heaven on earth.             Sarah Ban Breathnach
    11. Let us be grateful to people who make us happy: They are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.                Marcel Proust
    12. I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.       Ralph Waldo Emerson
    13. Feeling grateful to or appreciative of someone or something in your life actually attracts more of the things that you appreciate and value into your life.          Christiane Northrup, M.D. ……….. Encouraging Quotes
    14. For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.       Dag Hammarskjold
    15. Abundance is, in large part, an attitude.                Sue Patton Thoele
    16. Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.     John Barth
    17. Gratitude is our most direct line to God and the angels. If we take the time, no matter how crazy and troubled we feel, we can find something to be thankful for.   Terry Lynn Taylor
    18. One of the most sublime experiences we can ever have is to wake up feeling healthy after we have been sick. Rabbi Harold Kushner
    19. For what I have received, my the Lord make me truly thankful. And more truly for what I have not received.      Storm Jameson
    20. I have come to believe that giving and receiving are really the same. Giving and receiving – not giving and taking.                Joyce Grenfell
    21. For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude.       Clarence E. Hodges …………. Encouraging Quotes
    22. If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is “thank you,” that would suffice.         Meister Eckhart
    23. The only gift is a portion of thyself.          Ralph Waldo Emerson
    24. Giving is a necessity sometimes… more urgent, indeed, than having.      Margaret Lee Runbeck
    1. If you knew what I know about the power of giving, you would not let a single meal pass without sharing it in some way.                Buddha
    2. I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.           Galileo Galilei………. Encouraging Quotes
    3. A problem is a chance for you to do your best.   Duke Ellington
    4. The habit of giving only enhances the desire to give.       Walt Whitman
    5. Anything that is of value in life only multiplies when it is given.   Deepak Chopra
    6. Anything that has real and lasting value is always a gift from within.         Franz Kafka
    7. We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.                Anne-Sophie Swetchine
    8. Generosity with strings is not generosity; It is a deal.       Marya Mannes
    9. Blessed are those who can give without remembering, and take without forgetting.       Princess Elizabeth Asquith Bibesco
    10. If my hands are fully occupied in holding on to something, I can neither give nor receive.              Dorothee Solle ………. Encouraging Quotes
    11. Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.                Dr. David M. Burns
    12. A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present.       Thomas Fuller
    13. The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in.      Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays With Morrie
    14. What I know for sure is that what you give comes back to you.   Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    15. The world is not yet exhaused; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.         Samuel Johnson …………. Encouraging Quotes
    16. Everything is connected… no one thing can change by itself.       Paul Hawken
    17. To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely.                Hugo Von Hofmannsthal
    18. Perfection is a road, not a destination. Every time I live, I get an education.          Burk Hudson
    19. Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.          Meister Eckhart
    20. All appears to change when we change.                Henri-Fr?d?ric Amiel
    21. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make you a far happier and more productive person.               Dr. David M. Burns
    22. What we truly and earnestly aspire to be, that in some sense, we are. The mere aspiration, by changing the frame of the mind, for the moment realizes itself.      Anna Jameson ………… Encouraging Quotes
    23. A finished person is a boring person.      Anna Quindlen
    24. If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down but the staying down.       Mary Pickford
    25. Revolution is not a onetime event.          Audre Lorde
    26. I dream, therefore I become.     Cheryl Ren?e Grossman
    27. Three failures denote uncommon strength. A weakling has not enough grit to fail thrice.              Minna Thomas Antrim
    28. Mistakes are the portals of discovery.    James Joyce
    1. The only joy in the world is to begin.       Cesare Pavese
    2. The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.           Charles Du Bos
    3. I dwell in possibility…     Emily Dickinson …….. Encouraging Quotes
    4. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.   Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    5. We read frequently if unknowingly, in quest of a mind more original than our own.         Harold Bloom
    6. I cannot live without books.        Thomas Jefferson
    7. No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.      Charles Dickens
    8. Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.           Pearl Buck
    9. I define comfort as self-acceptance. When we finally learn that self-care begins and ends with ourselves, we no longer demand sustenance and happiness from others.              Jennifer Louden………. Encouraging Quotes
    10. It is the loving, not the loved, woman who feels loveable.            Jessamyn West
    11. With the gift of listening comes the gift of healing.           Catherine de Hueck
    12. The truth is the kindest thing we can give folks in the end.           Harriet Beecher Stowe
    13. Love much. Earth has enough of bitter in it.         Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    14. The worst loneliness is not to be comfortable with yourself.        Mark Twain
    15. I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.  Louisa May Alcott
    16. In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.   Albert Camus ……….. Encouraging Quotes
    17. Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.   Carl Jung
    18. I care not so much what I am to others as what I am to myself.   Michel de Montaigne
    19. If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.           Ralph Waldo Emerson
    20. You can be pleased with nothing when you are not pleased with yourself.           Lady Mary Wortley Montagu
    21. I was brought up to believe that how I saw myself was more important than how others saw me.            Anwar el-Sadat
    22. I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence, but it comes from within. It is there all the time.                Anna Freud
    23. You have got to discover you, what you do, and trust it.                Barbra Streisand ……… Encouraging Quotes
    24. Of all afflictions, the worst is self-contempt.        Berthold Auerbach
    25. I have always regarded myself as the pillar of my life.     Meryl Streep
    26. If you must love your neighbor as yourself, it is at least as fair to love yourself as your neighbor.                Sebastien-Roch Nicolas
    27. The last temptation is the greatest treason: to do the right deed for the wrong reason. T. S. Eliot
    28. The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable.          Paul Tillich
    29. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.                Lucille Ball
    30. It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.                Abraham Lincoln
    31. In every aspect of our lives, we are always asking ourselves, How am I of value? What is my worth? Yet I believe that worthiness is our birthright.        Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine …….. Encouraging Quotes
    32. What you risk reveals what you value.   Jeanette Winterson
    33. Risk! Risk anything! Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you. Act for yourself. Face the truth.               Katherine Mansfield
    34. All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience.  Henry Miller
    35. Dare to be yourself.        Andre Gide
    36. The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.                Gordon Parks
    37. The highest courage is to dare to appear to be what one is.         John Lancaster Spalding
    38. The only difference between a rut and a grave… is in their dimensions. Ellen Glasglow………… Encouraging Quotes
    39. To play it safe is not to play.        Robert Altman
    1. Security is a kind of death.           Tennessee Williams
    2. Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare.               Dale Carnegie
    3. Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.    Raymond Lindquist
    4. The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.       Maya Angelou
    5. Life is a risk.        Diane Von Furstenberg
    6. The most important thing is to be whatever you are without shame.       Rod Steiger………. Encouraging Quotes
    7. Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power.           Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    8. Joy is not in things; it is in us.       Richard Wagner
    9. Real joy comes not from ease or riches or from the praise of men, but from doing something worthwhile.           Sir Wilfred Grenfell
    10. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. Mark Twain
    11. Joy is prayer – Joy is strength – Joy is love – Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.          Mother Teresa
    12. Learning to live in the present moment is part of the path of joy.              Sarah Ban Breathnach
    13. It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.    Agnes Repplier………. Encouraging Quotes
    14. Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.           Margaret Lee Runbeck
    15. The joy of a spirit is the measure of its power.    Ninon de Lenclos
    16. Happiness depends upon ourselves.      Aristotle
    17. Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.         Mahatma Gandhi
    18. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.           Storm Jameson
    19. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.            Abraham Lincoln……….. Encouraging Quotes
    20. All I can say about life is, Oh God, enjoy it!           Bob Newhart
    21. I define joy as a sustained sense of well-being and internal peace – a connection to what matters.            Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    22. Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.      Erica Jong
    23. Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all, because the mind is never new, fresh, innocent.                Krishnamurti
    24. People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.                Thich Nhat Hanh
    25. The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.           Okakura Kakuzo…….. Encouraging Quotes
    26. We are able to laugh when we achieve detachment, if only for a moment.           May Sarton
    27. How helpless we are, like netted birds, when we are caught by desire!  Belva Plain
    28. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.              Chuang-tzu
    29. I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.         John Keats
    30. I used to believe that marriage would diminish me, reduce my options. That you had to be someone less to live with someone else when, of course, you have to be someone more.               Candice Bergen
    31. That is what marriage really means: helping one another to reach the full status of being persons, responsible and autonomous beings who do not run away from life.        Paul Tournier
    32. Intimacy is what makes a marriage, not a ceremony, not a piece of paper from the state.              Kathleen Norris
    33. A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day.            Andre Maurois……. Encouraging Quotes
    34. To be in love Is to touch with a lighter hand. In yourself you stretch, you are well.             Gwendolyn Brooks
    35. To accomplish our destiny it is not enough to merely guard prudently against road accidents. We must also cover before nightfall the distance assigned to each of us.       Alexis Carrel
    36. But be, as you have been, my happiness…          Randall Jarrell
    37. A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.                Mignon McLaughlin
    38. Everything that I understand, I understand only because I love. Leo Tolstoy……… Encouraging Quotes
    39. You must pray that the way be long, full of adventures and experiences.              Constantine Peter Cavafy
    40. My wish is to ride the tempest, tame the waves, kill the sharks. I will not resign myself…              Trieu Thi Trinh
    41. Soar, eat ether, see what has never been seen; depart, be lost, but climb.           Edna St. Vincent Millay
    42. It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves – in finding themselves.              Andre Gide
    43. We strain to renew our capacity for wonder, to shock ourselves into astonishment once again.  Shana Alexander……… Encouraging Quotes
    44. I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.  Sylvia Plath
    45. I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate.     Vincent van Gogh
    46. I have found adventure in flying, in world travel, in business, and even close at hand… Adventure is a state of mind – and spirit.     Jacqueline Cochran
    47. Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.       Rebecca West
    48. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.  Jawaharlal Nehru
    49. Enthusiasm is the great hill-climber.        Elbert Hubbard
    50. The best way to live is by not knowing what will happen to you at the end of the day…  Donald Barthelme
    51. The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.           Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine……….. Encouraging Quotes
    52. The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.           George Santayana
    53. I am convinced that life in a physical body is meant to be an ecstatic experience.               Shakti Gawain
    54. Anyone can revolt. It is more difficult silently to obey our own inner promptings, and to spend our lives finding sincere and fitting means of expression for our temperament and our gifts.                Georges Rouault
    55. Each body has its art…   Gwendolyn Brooks
    56. I live in company with a body, a silent companion, exacting and eternal.                Eugene Delacroix
    57. Oh, darling, let your body in, let it tie you in, in comfort.                Anne Sexton
    58. There is but one temple in the universe and that is the body of man.      Novalis……… Encouraging Quotes
    59. The body says what words cannot.          Martha Graham
    60. I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself.    Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    61. We are each responsible for our own life – no other person is or even can be.     Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    62. Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us.                Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    63. Intimacy is being seen and known as the person you truly are.   Amy Bloom……… Encouraging Quotes
    64. With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
    65. The mind is its own place and in itself can make a heaven of Hell and a hell of Heaven     John Milton, Dr. Faustus
    66. In the depth of winter, I learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.                Albert Camus
    67. All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible. This I did.          T. E. Lawrence, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom.
    68. There are certain themes of which the interest is all-absorbing, but which are too entirely horrible for the purposes of legitimate fiction.             Edgar Allan Poe, The Premature Burial……….. Encouraging Quotes
    69. True greatness comes not when things go always good for you; but true greatness comes when you are really tested, when you have taken some knocks, faced some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you have been in the deepest valley, can you ever know how magnificent it is to be atop the highest mountain.   Richard Nixon
    70. …tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.          Lois McMaster Bujold, Shards of Honor
  1. Why comes temptation, but for man to meet and master and crouch beneath his foot, and so be pedestaled in triumph?                Robert Browning
  2. When Hitler came for the Jews… I was not a Jew, therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the Catholics, I was not a Catholic, and therefore, I was not concerned. And when Hitler attacked the unions and the industrialists, I was not a member of the unions and I Encouraging was not concerned. Then, Hitler attacked me and the Protestant church ? and there was nobody left to be concerned.     Pastor Martin Niemoller, Congressional Record, October 14, 1968 (Vol. 114, p. 31636)………. Encouraging Quotes
  3. Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.   Kurt Cobain
  4. A fanatic is someone who redoubles his efforts when he has forgotten his aim. Chuck Jones
  5. A Native American grandfather was talking to his grandson about how he felt. He said, “I feel as if I have two wolves fighting in my heart. One wolf is the vengeful, angry, violent one. The other wolf is the loving, compassionate one. The grandson asked him, Which wolf will win the fight in your heart? The grandfather answered, The one I feed.                Anonymous, As told in Women Who Run With the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes
  6. I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things – disease and death… I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.        Emma Thompson, Vanity Fair
  7. The crime of suicide lies in its disregard for the feelings of those whom we leave behind.              E. M. Forster, Howards End
  8. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life.     Bible, New Testament, James, Chapter 1, Verse 12
  9. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.        E. M. Forster
  10. I always deserve the best treatment because I never put up with any other.       Jane Austen, Emma………. Encouraging Quotes
  11. At my time of life opinions are tolerably fixed. It is not likely that I should now see or hear anything to change them.       Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility
  12. Why you may take the most gallant sailor, the most intrepid airman, and th most audacious soldier, put them at a table together-and what do you get? The sum of their fears. Winston Churchill
  13. Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Jane Austen, Emma
  14. In every bit of honest writing in the world, there is a base theme. Try to understand men, if you understand each other you will be kind to each other. Knowing a man well never leads to hate and nearly always leads to love.         John Steinbeck
  15. As I see it, every day you do one of two things: build health or produce disease in yourself.         Adelle Davis
  16. Regimen is superior to medicine.              Voltaire
  17. …happiness gives us the energy which is the basis of health.      Henri-Fr?d?ric Amiel………. Encouraging Quotes
  18. By health I mean the power to live a full, adult, living, breathing life in close contact with… the earth and the wonders thereof – the sea – the sun.         Katherine Mansfield
  19. In health the flesh is graced, the holy enters the world. Wendell Berry
  20. I row after health like a waterman…       Jonathan Swift
  21. Our bodies communicate to us clearly and specifically, if we are willing to listen to them.               Shakti Gawain
  22. Understand that the right to choose your own path is a sacred privilege. Use it. Dwell in possiblity.           Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
  23. There is surely a piece of divinity in us, something that was before the elements, and owes no homage unto the sun.    Sir Thomas Browne, 1642
  24. The only real prison is fear, and the only real freedom is freedom from fear.       Aung San Suu Kyi……… Encouraging Quotes
  25. Real freedom lies in wildness, not in civilization.                Charles Lindbergh
  26. I want freedom for the full expression on my personality.            Mahatma Gandhi
  27. The freedom of all is essential to my freedom.   Mikhail Bakunin
  28. We stand for freedom. That is our conviction for ourselves; that is our only commitment to others.         John F. Kennedy
  29. Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.   Cicero
  30. I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.            Bob Dylan
  31. The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.             Oscar Arias Sanchez
  32. The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom… Bell Hooks
  33. Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.            Sir Francis Bacon……… Encouraging Quotes
  34. The way to final freedom is within thy self.          The Book of the Golden Precepts
  35. We know truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart.            Blaise Pascal
  36. Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.       Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  37. Such is the irresistible nature of truth that all it asks, and all it wants, is the liberty of appearing. Thomas Paine
  38. You never find yourself until you face the truth.                Pearl Bailey
  39. Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise.          Denise Levertov
  40. Truth, like surgery, may hurt, but it cures.            Han Suyin
  41. I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth; and truth rewarded me. Simone de Beauvoir
  42. If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.                Virginia Woolf…………. Encouraging Quotes
  43. Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing.       Elizabeth Goudge
  44. Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.         Edmund Spenser, 1590
  45. I am not afraid of the pen, or the scaffold, or the sword. I will tell the truth wherever I please.   Mother Jones
  46. The truth is not simply what you think it is; it is also the circumstances in which it is said, and to whom, why and how it is said.       Vaclav Havel
  47. Truth is what stands the test of experience.        Albert Einstein
  48. What does it matter how one comes by the truth so long as one pounces upon it and lives by it?               Henry Miller
  49. Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.             Henry David Thoreau
  50. Truth has beauty, power and necessity.                Sylvia Ashton-Warner…….. Encouraging Quotes
  51. Hope is only the love of life.        Henri-Fr?d?ric Amiel
  52. There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.                Pearl Buck
  53. As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.      Leonardo da Vinci
  54. Hope is necessary in every condition.     Samuel Johnson
  55. Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.        Sarah Bernhardt
  56. Love the moment, and the energy of that moment will spread beyond all boundaries.   Corita Kent
  57. The inner fire is the most important thing mankind possesses.   Edith Sodergran
  58. Become the change you want to see – those are words I live by.                Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine……. Encouraging Quotes
  59. I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become.           Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine
  60. She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window – or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.    Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark
  61. The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.                Mary Catherine Bateson…… Encouraging Quotes
  62. Happy or unhappy, families are all mysterious.   Gloria Steinem
  63. Many men can make a fortune but very few can build a family.  J. S. Bryan
  64. We cannot destroy kindred: Our chains stretch a little sometimes, but they never break.              Marie de Rabutin-Chantal
  65. It is within the families themselves where peace can begin.         Susan Partnow
  66. The family is the country of the heart.    Giuseppe Mazzini
  67. Every human is an artist. The dream of your life is to make beautiful art.                don Miguel Ruiz
  68. Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen. Robert Bresson
  69. Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.            Adele Brookman
  70. Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better.           John Updike………. Encouraging Quotes
  71. In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.           Coco Chanel
  72. If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.    John Cleese
  73. The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape…   Pablo Picasso
  74. Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts.               Rita Mae Brown
  75. Can I ever know you Or you know me?  Sara Teasdale
  76. Be courteous to all, but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.                George Washington
  77. It is those we live with and love and should know who elude us.               Norman Maclean……… Encouraging Quotes
  78. The married are those who have taken the terrible risk of intimacy and, having taken it, know life without intimacy to be impossible.         Carolyn Heilbrun
  79. One must not lose desires. They are mighty stimulants to creativeness, to love, and to long life.                Alexander A. Bogomoletz
  80. In love, one and one are one.    Jean-Paul Sartre
  81. Passion is the quickest to develop, and the quickest to fade. Intimacy develops more slowly, and commitment more gradually still.     Robert Sternberg
  82. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it.     Maya Angelou
  83. He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.      Bessie A. Stanley
  84. The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.              Vidal Sassoon……… Encouraging Quotes
  85. Success is relative. It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.                T. S. Eliot
  86. There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.        Colin Powell
  87. To achieve great things we must live as though we were never going to die.        Marquis de Vauvenargues…….. Encouraging Quotes
  88. Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome.          Booker T. Washington
  89. Summer afternoon – Summer afternoon… the two most beautiful words in the English language.             Henry James
  90. In summer, the song sings itself.               William Carlos Williams
  91. The summer night is like a perfection of thought.             Wallace Stevens
  92. My friends are my estate.            Emily Dickinson
  93. Fate chooses your relations, you choose your friends.    Jacques Delille
  94. The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.      Walter Bagehot
  95. A friend is a second self.               Aristotle……. Encouraging Quotes
  96. My friend is one… who take me for what I am.  Henry David Thoreau
  97. There are people whom one loves immediately and forever. Even to know they are alive in the world with one is quite enough.               Nancy Spain
  98. She is a friend of my mind… The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.    Toni Morrison
  99. Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.                Eleanor Roosevelt
  100. Friends are born, not made.       Henry Adams
  101. The beginning is always today.   Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  102. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes.      Marcel Proust
  103. To become aware of the possiblity of the search is to be onto something.            Walker Percy
  104. To travel hopefully is a better thing than to arrive.            Robert Louis Stevenson
  105. I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea, and at last wake up in Naples, and there beside me is the Stern Fact, the Sad Self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.              Ralph Waldo Emerson
  106. The longest journey is the journey inward.          Dag Hammarskjold
  107. Little by little, one travels far.     J. R. R. Tolkien
  108. Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is often more important than the outcome.    Arthur Ashe
  109. Nothing is so awesomely unfamiliar as the familiar that discloses itself at the end of a journey.   Cynthia Ozick………. Encouraging Quotes
  110. Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.      Earl Mac Rauch
  111. Even with the best of maps and instruments, we can never fully chart our journeys.       Gail Pool
  112. We must get beyond textbooks, go out into the bypaths… and tell the world the glories of our journey.               John Hope Franklin
  113. When the heart speaks, the mind finds it indecent to object.      Milan Kundera, The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  114. The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.           Garth Brooks, Country Music
  115. You cannot be really first-rate at your work if your work is all you are.     Anna Quindlen, A Short Guide to a Happy Life
  116. Comedy is nothing more than tragedy deferred.               Pico Iyer, Time
  117. I have found power in the mysteries of thought.              Euripides, 438 B.C.
  118. Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.       Jawaharlal Nehru…… Encouraging Quotes
  119. The only alternative to coexistence is codestruction.       Jawaharlal Nehru
  120. The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.              Jawaharlal Nehru
  121. Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.           Jawaharlal Nehru
  122. Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle
  123. His priority did not seem to be to teach them what he knew, but rather to impress upon them that nothing, not even… knowledge, was foolproof.         J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  124. Life is an adventure in forgiveness.          Norman Cousins
  125. I was afraid that by observing objects with my eyes and trying to comprehend them with each of my other senses I might blind my soul altogether.              Socrates, In “Phaedo,” sct. 98, by Plato.
  126. It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.              Confucius………… Encouraging Quotes
  127. What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story.            F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Love of the Last Tycoon
  128. Sometimes it is harder to deprive oneself of a pain than of a pleasure.   F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tender is the Night
  129. Strength is just an accident arising from the weakness of others.              Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  130. The conquest of the earth… is not a pretty thing when you look into it too much. What redeems it is the idea only… not a sentimental pretence but an idea.           Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness
  131. Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.       Salvador Dali………… Encouraging Quotes
  132. Have no fear of perfection — you will never reach it.       Salvador Dali
  133. The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.       Salvador Dali
  134. Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.              Hebrews 11:1, The Bible (King James Version)
  135. Human Beings are just good enough to make democracy possible…just bad enough to make it neccessary.         Reinhold Niebuhr
  136. There is no such thing as fun for the whole family.           Jerry Seinfeld
  137. They have computers, and they may have other weapons of mass destruction. Janet Reno, February 2, 1998
  138. The great aim of education is not knowledge but action.               Herbert Spencer
  139. The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.    Fred Astaire
  140. Human excellence means nothing unless it works with the consent of God.         Euripides
  141. I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.       Michaelangelo…………. Encouraging Quotes
  142. I was going to sue for defamation of character, but then I realised I have no character.   Charles Barkley,  “they said it” in Sports Illustrated
  143. There lives more faith in honest doubt, <br> Believe me, <br> than in half the creeds.   Alfred, Lord Tennyson, In Memoriam A.H.H. 96, ll. 11-12.
  144. Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.      Edgar Allan Poe
  145. What makes mankind tragic is not that they are the victims of nature, it is that they are conscious of it.  Joseph Conrad
  146. Certainly virtue is like precious odours, most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice; but adversity doth best discover virtue.      Sir Francis Bacon, Of Adversity
  147. Dulce et decorum est pro patria mori.<br> (Sweet and fitting it is to die for the fatherland)          Wilfred Owen, Poem:  Dulce et Decorum est.
  148. One must have a good memory to be able to keep the promises one makes.      Friedrich Nietzsche
  149. There is no sin greater than ignorance.  Rudyard Kipling
  150. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.            Miss Piggy
  151. To love at all is to be vulnerable.               C. S. Lewis……… Encouraging Quotes
  152. The world changes, and all that once was strong now proves unsure.      J. R. R. Tolkien, The Two Towers
  153. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.        J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  154. The death-knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.         Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903  (“Theodore Rex” – Edmund Morris)
  155. The price of greatness is responsibility.  Sir Winston Churchill
  156. America is the land of wide lawns and narrow minds.      Ernest Hemingway
  157. If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.          Martin Luther King, Jr…………… Encouraging Quotes
  158. The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.           J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  159. I?m telling you, things are getting out of hand. Or maybe I?m discovering that things were never in my hands.   Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 2, 2003
  160. The only comfort comes in thinking about how nice it was to know them, and how nice it was to brush against goodness for a season.             Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 5, 2003
  161. I believe love is primarily a choice and only sometimes a feeling. If you want to feel love, choose to love and be patient.                Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 16, 2002
  162. Fidelity to commitment in the face of doubts and fears is a very spiritual thing.   Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 16, 2002
  163. My life is the story of a man who always wants to carry too much. My spiritual quest is the painful process of learning to let go of things not essential.            Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 16, 2002…………. Encouraging Quotes
  164. We think having faith means being convinced God exists in the same way we are convinced a chair exists. People who cannot be completely convinced of God?s existence think faith is impossible for them. Not so. People who doubt can have great faith because faith is something you do, not something you think. In fact, the greater your doubt the more heroic your faith.           Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 26, 2002
  165. God, I don?t have great faith, but I can be faithful. My belief in you may be seasonal, but my faithfulness will not. I will follow in the way of Christ. I will act as though my life and the lives of others matter. I will love. I have no greater gift to offer than my life. Take it.            Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, December 26, 2002
  166. When someone allows you to bear his burdens, you have found deep friendship.            Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 4, 2003
  167. I don?t think anyone can DO anything that would make him worthy of love. Love is a gift and cannot be earned. It can only be given.             Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 20, 2003
  168. Integrity combined with faithfulness is a powerful force and worthy of great respect.     Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 27, 2003
  169. EVERY path may lead you to God, even the weird ones. Most of us are on a journey. We?re looking for something, though we?re not always sure what that is. The way is foggy much of the time. I suggest you slow down and follow some of the side roads that appear suddenly in the mist.       Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, February 13, 2003
  170. Forgiveness does not always lead to a healed relationship. Some people are not capable of love, and it might be wise to let them go along with your anger. Wish them well, and let them go their way.         Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, July 7, 2003…………. Encouraging Quotes
  171. People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.             Ann Landers
  172. While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.                Henry C. Link
  173. Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.       Aldous Huxley, unknown
  174. Pride is the recognition of the fact that you are your own highest value and, like all of man?s values, it has to be earned.                Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  175. Honesty is the recognition of the fact that the unreal is unreal and can have no value, that neither love nor fame nor cash is a value if obtained by fraud.       Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  176. Integrity is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake your consciousness, just as honesty is the recognition of the fact that you cannot fake existence.       Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged………….. Encouraging Quotes
  177. Independence is the recognition of the fact that yours is the responsibility of judgment and nothing can help you escape it.                Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  178. Rationality is the recognition of the fact that nothing can alter the truth and nothing can take precedence over that act of perceiving it.      Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  179. Love is our response to our highest values. Love is self-enjoyment. The noblest love is born out of admiration of another?s values.  Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged
  180. Happiness is possible only to a rational man, the man who desires nothing but rational goals, seeks nothing but rational values and finds his joy in nothing buy rational actions.  Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged………… Encouraging Quotes
  181. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.      Thomas Jefferson
  182. Cruelty is one fashion statement we can all do without. Rue McClanahan
  183. God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.            Jacques Deval
  184. Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.          Alexander Smith
  185. No life that breathes with human breath<br> Has ever truly longed for death.   Alfred Tennyson
  186. There isn?t much better in this life than finding a way to spend a few hours in conversation with people you respect and love. You have to carve this time out of your life because you aren?t really living without it.         Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, August 27, 2003………….. Encouraging Quotes
  187. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. Security does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than exposure.              Helen Keller
  188. Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes right, but it takes a slightly bigger man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error.          Gen. Peyton C. March…………. Encouraging Quotes
  189. If a person is determined to fight to the death, then they may very well have that opportunity. Donald H. Rumsfeld, on Iraqi Resistance Fighters
  190. One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.         Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  191. One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.         Oscar Wilde, “The Picture of Dorian Gray”
  192. I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals – true equals – only when they both have equal confidence.  Arthur S. Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha
  193. Men are jerks. Women are psychotic.    Kilgore Trout, Timequake, Kurt Vonnegut. Page 19.
  194. The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.    Marcel Proust………….. Encouraging Quotes
  195. Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within. Alfred Tennyson
  196. A friend is a gift you give yourself.            Robert Louis Stevenson
  197. When desire, having rejected reason and overpowered judgment which leads to right, is set in the direction of the pleasure which beauty can inspire . . .    Socrates, Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus.
  198. Whenever, therefore, people are deceived and form opinions wide of the truth, it is clear that the error has slid into their minds through the medium of certain resemblances to that truth.           Socrates, Quoted in: Plato, Phaedrus, sct. 262.
  199. Living well and beautifully and justly are all one thing.     Socrates, Crito,” (Plato)
  200. Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannize their teachers.            Socrates, In “1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said,” ed. Robert Byrne, 1988……….. Encouraging Quotes
  201. I decided that it was not wisdom that enabled [poets] to write their poetry, but a kind of instinct or inspiration, such as you find in seers and prophets who deliver all their sublime messages without knowing in the least what they mean.                Socrates, In “Apology,” sct. 21, by Plato.
  202. But already it is time to depart, for me to die, for you to go on living; which of us takes the better course, is concealed from anyone except God.       Socrates, Apology,  (Plato)
  203. …as to moral feeling, this supposed special sense, the appeal to it is indeed superficial when those who cannot think believe that feeling will help them out, even in what concerns general laws: and besides, feelings which naturally differ infinitely in degree cannot furnish a uniform standard of good and evil, nor has any one a right to form judgments for others by his own feelings…       Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS
  204. Act as if the maxim of your action were to become through your will a general natural law            Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS……….. Encouraging Quotes
  205. I am open to receive with every breath I breathe.            Michael Sun
  206. The inscrutable wisdom through which we exist is not less worthy of veneration in respect to what it denies us than in respect to what it has granted.  Immanuel Kant, Critique of Practical Reason
  207. The universal and lasting establishment of peace constitutes not merely a part, but the whole final purpose and end of the science of right as viewed within the limits of reason.     Immanuel Kant, The Science of Right
  208. To be beneficent when we can is a duty; and besides this, there are many minds so sympathetically constituted that, without any other motive of vanity or self-interest, they find a pleasure in spreading joy around them, and can take delight in the satisfaction of others so far as it is their own work. But I maintain that in such a case an action of this kind, however proper, however amiable it may be, has nevertheless no true moral worth, but is on a level with other inclinations. … For the maxim lacks the moral import, namely, that such actions be done from duty, not from inclination.    Immanuel Kant, FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF THE METAPHYSICS OF ETHICS……. Encouraging Quotes
  209. Human reason has this peculiar fate that in one species of its knowledge it is burdened by questions which, as prescribed by the very nature of reason itself, it is not able to ignore, but which, as transcending all its powers, it is also not able to answer.                Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
  210. Criticism alone can sever the root of materialism, fatalism, atheism, free-thinking, fanaticism, and superstition, which can be injurious universally; as well as of idealism and skepticism, which are dangerous chiefly to the Schools, and hardly allow of being handed on to the public.             Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
  211. “Human reason is by nature architectonic.”         Immanuel Kant, CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON
  212. For he who sees a need but waits to be asked is already set on cruel refusal.      Dante Alighieri, Purgatorio, XVII , 59-60
  213. Give a man religion without reminding him of his filth, and the result will be arrogance in a three- piece suit. Max Lucado                Max Lucado, The Applause of Heaven……… Encouraging Quotes
  214. Fear is a journey, a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arriving.     Alan Paton, Cry the Beloved Country
  215. I do not believe the Union will disolve, I believe it will become all one thing, or all the other.        Abraham Lincoln, A House Divided
  216. Of one thing I am certain, the body is not the measure of healing – peace is the measure.             George Melton
  217. No man should bring children into the world who is unwilling to persevere to the end in their nature and education.                Plato
  218. The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. William  Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice………. Encouraging Quotes
  219. Surely your gladness need not be the less for the thought that you will one day see a brighter dawn than this – when lovelier sights will meet your eyes than any waving trees or rippling waters – when angel-hands shall undraw your curtains, and sweeter tones than ever loving Mother breathed shall wake you to a new and glorious day – and when all the sadness, and the sin, that darkened life on this little earth, shall be forgotten like the dreams of a night that is past!           Lewis Carroll
  220. For I do not believe God means us thus to divide life into two halves – to wear a grave face on Sunday, and to think it out-of-place to even so much as mention Him on a week-day. Do you think He cares to see only kneeling figures and to hear only tones of prayer – and that He does not also love to see the lambs leaping in the sunlight, and to hear the merry voices of the children, as they roll amoung the hay? Surely their innocent laughter is as sweet in His ears as the grandest anthem that ever rolled up from the “dim religious light” of some solemn cathedral?       Lewis Carroll
  221. Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted in something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.   Marie Curie
  222. Silence is a way of saying: we do not have to entertain each other; we are okay as we are.           Martha Grimes, from Hotel Paradise, a novel
  223. He appears to have been weened on a pickle.   Alice Roosevelt Longfellow, about Calvin Coolidge
  224. If the world were merely seductive, that would be easy. If it were merely challenging, that would be no problem. But I arise in the morning torn between a desire to improve the world, and a desire to enjoy the world. This makes it hard to plan the day.      E. B. White
  225. Laughter is inner jogging.             Norman Cousins. Encouraging Quotes
  226. I know half the money I spend on advertising is wasted. Now, if I only knew which half.                John Wanamaker
  227. Patriotism is not a short outburst of emotion, but is the tranquil and steady dedication of a lifetime.        Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
  228. But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet. Tread softly, because you tread on my dreams.               W. B. Yeats
  229. Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.      Mark Twain
  230. Colleges typically did not tell you that ninety percent of your education came after you hung the parchment on the wall. People might ask for a rebate.   Tom Clancy, “The Teeth Of The Tiger” — page 180
  231. The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting; it has been found difficult and left untried.     G. K. Chesterton
  232. Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.      G. K. Chesteron
  233. A dead thing goes with the stream. Only a living thing can go against it.  G. K. Chesterton
  234. No one is ready for a thing until he believes he can acquire it.     Napoleon Hill, Think and Grow Rich……… Encouraging Quotes
  235. We have two ears and one mouth so we may listen more and talk the less.         Epictetus
  236. I think that their flight from and hatred of technology is self-defeating. The Buddha rests quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer of the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower. To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha–which is to demean oneself.                Robert M. Pursig, “Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance”
  237. You can complain because roses have have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.            Ziggy
  238. A successful lie is doubly a lie; an error which has to be corrected is a heavier burden than the truth.       Dag Hammarskjold, newspaper quote of the day
  239. Do not look back. And do not dream about the future, either. It will neither give you back the past, nor satisfy your other daydreams. Your duty, your reward- your destiny-are here and now.     Dag Hammarskjold, newpaper quote of the day
  240. We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.               Thomas Jefferson
  241. I did it partly because it was worth it, but mostly because I shall never have to do it again.             Mark Twain
  242. The true skeptic will never believe you no matter how much proof you offer him. The true believer does not need it.                Peter James, Ghosts of the Queen Mary………. Encouraging Quotes
  243. Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.           Oprah Winfrey
  244. I?ll feel that horrible feeling in my stomach you get when you?ve gone over to the Dark Side. But I?ll be fine. That?s the good thing about the Dark Side. Eventually, your eyes adjust.     James Lileks, The Bleat web log, September 4, 2003
  245. The universe seems wondrous to me, with or without God. It has powerful lines and uncompromising ways. Patience and time sit like sages on the planets, strong and impersonal. There is a stark beauty to all of this.     Real Live Preacher, reallivepreacher.com weblog, September 4, 2003
  246. And so faith is closing your eyes and following the breath of your soul down to the bottom of life, where existence and nonexistence have merged into irrelevance. All that matters is the little part you play in the vast drama.               Real Live Preacher, reallivepreacher.com weblog, September 4, 2003
  247. Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.         Brian Adams………. Encouraging Quotes
  248. She knows what is the best purpose of education: not to be frightened by the best but to treat it as part of daily life.                John Mason Brown
  249. So much is a man worth as he esteems himself.                Francois Rabelais, 1532
  250. What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?   Dr. Robert Schuller
  251. This art of resting the mind and the power of dismissing from it all care and worry is probably one of the secrets of energy in our great men.             Captain J. A. Hadfield…………. Encouraging Quotes
  252. First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.    Thomas a Kempis, 1420
  253. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.           Ralph Waldo Emerson
  254. We shall find peace. We shall hear the angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.       Anton Chekhov, 1897
  255. Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.                Sidney J. Harris
  256. Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say and not giving a damn.         Gore Vidal
  257. Politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.              Thomas Sowell, Creators Syndicate
  258. Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.    Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, February 2003……. Encouraging Quotes
  259. If we are lucky, we can give in and rest without feeling guilty. We can stop doing and concentrate on being.        Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, July 2003
  260. How little a thing can make us happy when we feel that we have earned it.         Mark Twain, The Diaries of Adam and Eve
  261. Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.          Bob Newhart
  262. Every instance of heartbreak can teach us powerful lessons about creating the kind of love we really want.         Martha Beck, O Magazine, February 2003
  263. The power to bring me out of solitude – or to push me back into it – had never belonged to another person. It was mine and only mine.           Martha Beck, O Magazine, February 2003
  264. The pleasure of love is in loving.                Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  265. What a grand thing, to be loved! What a grander thing still, to love!         Victor Hugo………. Encouraging Quotes
  266. I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.             Alice Walker
  267. If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend.                Abraham Lincoln
  268. There is no wisdom without love.             N. Sri Ram
  269. Love flies, runs, and rejoices; it is free and nothing can hold it back.         Thomas a Kempis
  270. Love is the reason for it all.          Dorothy Fields
  271. If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.    Cher
  272. Accustom yourself continually to make many acts of love, for they enkindle and melt the soul.  Saint Teresa of Avila
  273. Oh, what a dear ravishing thing is the beginning of an Amour!    Aphra Behn………. Encouraging Quotes
  274. Be more splendid, more extraordinary. Use every moment to fill yourself up.    Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, February 2003
  275. Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air?     Ralph Waldo Emerson
  276. The greater man the greater courtesy.  Alfred Lord Tennyson
  277. Do not fall prey to the false belief that mastery and domination are synonymous with manliness.             Kent Nerburn
  278. How beautiful maleness is, if it finds its right expression.               D. H. Lawrence
  279. Without tenderness, a man is uninteresting.       Marlene Dietrich
  280. Good men must be affectionate men.   Samuel Richardson
  281. All we actually have is our body and its muscles that allow us to be under our own power.            Allegra Kent, Once a Dancer?………… Encouraging Quotes
  282. You can make those promises with just as much passion the second time around. Such is the regenerative power of the human heart.    Marion Wink, O Magazine, 2003
  283. A book burrows into your life in a very profound way because the experience of reading is not passive.                Erica Jong, O Magazine, 2003
  284. Youth cannot know how age thinks and feels. But old men are guilty if they forget what it was to be young.        J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
  285. To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.         Marilyn vos Savant
  286. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike.       J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, 2003
  287. Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.             Danny Kaye
  288. Either you decide to stay in the shallow end of the pool or you go out in the ocean.         Christopher Reeve
  289. Some people make headlines while others make history.             Philip Elmer-DeWitt, in Time Magazine……… Encouraging Quotes
  290. Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.               Plato
  291. I would not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.    Frances Willard
  292. The grass is not, in fact, always greener on the other side of the fence. Fences have nothing to do with it. The grass is greenest where it is watered. When crossing over fences, carry water with you and tend the grass wherever you may be.                Robert Fulghum, It Was on Fire When I Lay Down on It
  293. I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. Arthur Rubinstein
  294. The game of life is the game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds and words return to us sooner or later, with astounding accuracy.             Florence Shinn
  295. Help others get ahead. You will always stand taller with someone else on your shoulders.            Bob Moawad
  296. Nothing is easy to the unwilling.                Nikki Giovanni
  297. The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up on being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.                Anna Quindlen
  298. People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.   David H. Comins
  299. We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails. Bertha Calloway
  300. Worry is a misuse of imagination.             Dan Zadra
  301. Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.      Elmer G. Letterman
  302. There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.          Freya Madeline Stark
  303. Young people have an almost biological destiny to be hopeful.   Marshall Ganz, quoted by Sara Rimer in New York Times
  304. The truth is that there is nothing noble in being superior to somebody else. The only real nobility is in being superior to your former self.        Whitney Young
  305. Life is like an ever-shifting kaleidoscope – a slight change, and all patterns alter. Sharon Salzberg…….. Encouraging Quotes
  306. Keeping score of old scores and scars, getting even and one-upping, always make you less than you are.              Malcolm Forbes
  307. Be life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.                David Starr Jordan
  308. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.   Harriet Beecher Stowe
  309. There is nothing like a newborn baby to renew your spirit – and to buttress your resolve to make the world a better place.                Virginia Kelley
  310. While we have the gift of life, it seems to me that only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.    Gilda Radner
  311. You cannot live a perfect day without doing something for someone who will never be able to repay you.            John Wooden
  312. If I have learnt anything, it is that life forms no logical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?           Margot Fonteyn
  313. To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.            Phyllis Theroux, in House Beautiful Magazine
  314. Follow the grain in your own wood.         Howard Thurman
  315. Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have.         H. Jackson Brown Jr…………….. Encouraging Quotes
  316. Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.               Ralph Waldo Emerson
  317. For the most part, fear is nothing but an illusion. When you share it with someone else, it tends to disappear.    Marilyn C. Barrick
  318. One never knows what each day is going to bring. The important thing is to be open and ready for it.      Henry Moore
  319. If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.       The Dalai Lama
  320. Nobody will believe in you unless you believe in yourself.            Liberace
  321. The opportunity for brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.   Jane Wyman
  322. A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.       William Arthur Ward…………….. Encouraging Quotes
  323. True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.            Edna Buchanan
  324. Treat your friends as you do your pictures, and place them in their best light.      Jennie Jerome Churchill
  325. There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.       Edith Wharton, Vesalius in Zante
  326. Only the mediocre are always at their best.         Jean Giraudoux
  327. Life is an escalator: You can move forward or backward; you can not remain still.               Patricia Russell-McCloud
  328. Challenge is a dragon with a gift in its mouth?Tame the dragon and the gift is yours.        Noela Evans
  329. Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them.        Brittany Murphy, Seventeen Magazine, September 2003……….. Encouraging Quotes
  330. Givers have to set limits because takers rarely do.            Irma Kurtz, Cosmopolitan Magazine, September 2003
  331. You have to learn that if you start making sure you feel good, everything will be okay.    Ruben Studdard, Seventeen Magazine, September 2003
  332. Energy is eternal delight.              William Blake
  333. You are built not to shrink down to less but to blossom into more.            Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, February 2003
  334. Winter is on my head, but eternal spring is in my heart. Victor Hugo
  335. The end result of kindness is that it draws people to you.             Anita Roddick, A Revolution in Kindness, 2003
  336. I have witnessed the softening of the hardest of hearts by a simple smile.           Goldie Hawn
  337. Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.          Og Mandino, The Greatest Miracle in the World…………. Encouraging Quotes
  338. Ask yourself: Have you been kind today? Make kindness your daily modus operandi and change your world.      Annie Lennox
  339. I stand in awe of my body.           Henry David Thoreau
  340. But the body is deeper than the soul and its secrets inscrutable.               E. M. Forster
  341. We should conduct ourselves not as if we ought to live for the body, but as if we could not live without it.            Seneca
  342. Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack.             Henry Miller
  343. Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.      William Shakespeare
  344. When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.  Al Franken, “Oh, the Things I Know”, 2002
  345. I?m good enough, I?m smart enough, and dog-gone it, people like me. Al Franken, Stuart Smalley in Saturday Night Live, catchphrase
  346. When one has nothing left to lose one becomes courageous. We are timid only when we have something left to cling to.                Don Juan Matus, The Second Ring Of Power by Carlos Castaneda…………. Encouraging Quotes
  347. If I must choose between righteousness and peace, I choose righteousness.      Theodore Roosevelt
  348. In human relations a little language goes farther than a little of almost anything else. Whereas one language now often makes a wall, two can make a gate.         Walter V. Kaulfers, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
  349. Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.          Samuel Taylor Coleridge, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
  350. Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.       Mark Hopkins, The Forbes Book of Business Quotations
  351. The world is full of suffering but it is also full of people overcoming it.     Helen Keller………. Encouraging Quotes
  352. Until you can measure something and express it in numbers, you have only the begining of understanding.        Lord Kelvin
  353. The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear. And the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.                H. P. Lovecraft
  354. Beauty is truth, truth beauty. That is all ye know, and all ye need to know.           John Keats, –
  355. There is no being of any race who, if he finds the proper guide, cannot attain to virtue.  Cicero
  356. Death be not proud, though some have called thee<br>Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so,<br>For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow,<br> die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. John Donne, Death Be Not Proud
  357. A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.              Robertson Davies…………… Encouraging Quotes
  358. Happiness is always a by-product. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.       Robertson Davies
  359. Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.      Joan Lunden, in Healthy Living Magazine
  360. The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.              Robertson Davies
  361. Many a promising career has been wrecked by marrying the wrong sort of woman. The right sort of woman can distinguish between Creative Lassitude and plain shiftlessness.        Robertson Davies
  362. Few people can see genius in someone who has offended them.             Robertson Davies
  363. In every American there is an air of incorrigible innocence, which seems to conceal a diabolical cunning.                A. E. Housman
  364. I sometimes think that the saving grace of America lies in the fact that the overwhelming majority of Americans are possessed of two great qualities- a sense of humor and a sense of proportion.  Franklin D. Roosevelt
  365. The very first law in advertising is to avoid the concrete promise and cultivate the delightfully vague.      Bill Cosby………. Encouraging Quotes
  366. Murder is unique in that it abolishes the party it injures, so that society has to take the place of the victim and on his behalf demand atonement or grant forgiveness; it is the one crime in which society has a direct interest.            W. H. Auden
  367. Genuine goodness is threatening to those at the opposite end of the moral spectrum.  Charles Spencer
  368. When I took office, only high energy physicists had ever heard of what is called the Worldwide Web…. Now even my cat has its own page.             Bill Clinton, announcement of Next Generation Internet initiative, 1996
  369. The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.       George Eliot
  370. It is a paradoxical but profoundly true and important principle of life that the most likely way to reach a goal is to be aiming not at that goal itself but at some more ambitious goal beyond it.             Arnold Toynbee
  371. There is an ecstasy that marks the summit of life, and beyond which life cannot rise. And such is the paradox of living, this ecstasy comes when one is most alive, and it comes as a complete forgetfulness that one is alive.            Jack London, The Call of the Wild
  372. Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few.           David P. Mikkelson, snopes.com, September 8, 2003………….. Encouraging Quotes
  373. Calendars are for careful people, not passionate ones.  Chuck, The World According to Chuck weblog, September 8, 2003
  374. Patriots always talk of dying for their country and never of killing for their country.           Bertrand Russell
  375. And in the sweetness of friendship let there be laughter and the sharing of pleasures. For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.               Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
  376. Most of our imports come from other countries.              George W. Bush, Robin Williams, Live on Broadway………….. Encouraging Quotes
  377. Religion is the opiate of the masses.       Karl Marx, Urban Dictionary, under “Religion.”
  378. A fact is a simple statement that everyone believes. It is innocent, unless found guilty. A hypothesis is a novel suggestion that no one wants to believe. It is guilty, until found effective.   Edward Teller
  379. It is wonderful to be here in the great state of Chicago. Dan Quayle
  380. Diplomacy is the art of knowing what not to say.               Matthew Trump, in Mother Earth News
  381. I do not like this word “bomb.” It is not a bomb. It is a device that is exploding.   Jacques le Blanc, French ambassador on nuclear weapons
  382. Behold, how good and pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.        Bible, Psalms 133……………. Encouraging Quotes
  383. But I know somehow, that only when it is dark enough, can you see the stars.   Martin Luther King Jr.
  384. I am not a star. A star is nothing more than a ball of gas. Elijah Wood
  385. He that is good at making excuses is seldom good at anything else.          Benjamin Franklin
  386. The philosophers have already perceived the world in various ways; the point is to change it.     Karl Marx, from “The Eleventh Thesis on Feuerbach”
  387. Those who would deny freedom to others deserve it not for themselves; and, under a just God, cannot long retain it.                Abraham Lincoln
  388. History never looks like history when you are living through it.   John W. Gardner, quoted by Bill Moyers
  389. I want to believe in intelligent design, and hence I am suspicious of anything that seems to confirm my desire to believe.                James Lileks, The Bleat web log, September 15, 2003…… Encouraging Quotes
  390. [S]he refused to be bored chiefly because she wasn?t boring.   Zelda Fitzgerald, 1922
  391. She was conscious that the things she did were the things she had always wanted to do.              Zelda Fitzgerald, 1922
  392. The best of us must sometimes eat our words.  J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
  393. It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.            J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets, 1999
  394. Bad spellers of the world, untie!               Graffito
  395. There is no gravity. The earth sucks.        Graffito
  396. Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it.        Colin Powell
  397. Science comits suicide when it adopts a creed.   Thomas H. Huxley
  398. Men will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.  Napoleon Bonaparte…………… Encouraging Quotes
  399. History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, however, if faced with courage, need not be lived again.                Maya Angelou
  400. Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices. Otto von Bismarck, Bismarck and the German Empire by Erich Eyck
  401. If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet renounce controversy are people who want crops without ploughing the ground. Frederick Douglass 1817-1895
  402. I enjoy being a highly overpaid actor.      Roger Moore
  403. In the right light, at the right time, everything is extraordinary.   Aaron Rose
  404. I think the highest and lowest points are the important ones. Anything else is just…in between. I want the freedom to try everything.         Jim Morrison
  405. I think of myself as an intelligent, sensitive human with the soul of a clown, which always forces me to blow it at the most important moments.      Jim Morrison……………. Encouraging Quotes
  406. Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.      Jim Morrison
  407. The board is set, the pieces are moving. We come to it at last…<br> The great battle of our time.             J. R. R. Tolkien, Gandalf, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
  408. Love is the very essence of life. Gordon B. Hinckley, Standing for Something
  409. He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.         Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince
  410. The world is wide, and I will not waste my life in friction when it could be turned into momentum.           Frances Willard
  411. When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.               Traditional Indian Saying……… Encouraging Quotes
  412. A poet is an unhappy being whose heart it torn by secret sufferings, but whose lips are so strangely formed that when the sighs and the cries escape them, they sound like beautiful music… and then people crowd about the poet and say to him: “Sing for us soon again;” that is as much as to say. “May new sufferings torment your soul.”        Soren Kierkegaard
  413. Some people surrender their freedom willingly but others are forced to surrender it. Imprisonment begins with birth. Society, parents they refuse to allow you to keep the freedom you were born with. There are subtle ways to punish a person for daring to feel. You see that everyone around you has destroyed his true feeling nature. You imitate what you see.       Jim Morrison
  414. Success in life is measured, most easily, by the number of days that a person is truly happy.        Eric Edmeades, Editor, Success Express Journal (circa 1996)
  415. A hair divides what is false and true.       Omar Khayyam
  416. Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller
  417. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.            Henry de Bracton, De Legibus in 1240
  418. One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!                Georges Eliot, Middlemarch
  419. Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.         Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor
  420. Just living is not enough, said the Butterfly. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.           Hans Christian Anderson
  421. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.                Emily Dickenson
  422. I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.               William Allen White…………. Encouraging Quotes
  423. As you cannot have a sweet and wholesome abode unless you admit the air and sunshine freely into your rooms, so a strong body and a bright, happy, or serene countenance can only result from the free admittance into the mind of thoughts of joy and goodwill and serenity.           James Allen, “As A Man Thinketh”
  424. so convincing were those dreams of being awake that he woke from them in a state of complete exhaustion, and had to go straight back to sleep again.        Joseph Heller, Catch 22
  425. I have spent most of my time worrying about thigs that have never happened. Mark Twain
  426. A penny saved is a penny earned.            Benjamin Franklin
  427. Many people consider the things which government does for them to be social progress, but they consider the things government does for others as socialism.             Chief Justice Earl Warren
  428. The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.       Humphrey Bogart
  429. People who like quotations love meaningless generalizations.    Graham Greene, A Burnt-Out Case……….. Encouraging Quotes
  430. An nescis mi fili, quantilla prudentia regitur orbis?<br> Dost thou not know, my son, with what little wisdom the world is governed?          Count Oxenstierna, letter to his son, 1648
  431. Force, and fraud, are in war the two cardinal virtues.      Thomas Hobbes, quoted from “Oxygen3, Panda Software
  432. We have to play what is actually in demand, and we have to play it as well and as beautifully and as expressively as ever we can.        Herman Hesse, Steppenwolf
  433. Some men storm imaginary Alps all their lives and die in the foothills cursing difficulties which do not exist.          Edgar Watson Howe
  434. Give me where to stand, and I will move the earth.         Archimedes, 300 B.C.
  435. I learned that it is the weak who are cruel, and that gentleness is to be expected only from the strong.  Leo Rosten
  436. I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise.             William Blake, Marriage of Heaven and Hell
  437. Better reign in Hell, than serve in Heaven.            John Milton, Paradise Lost
  438. Memory says, I did that. Pride replies, I could not have done that. Eventually memory yields.     Friedrich Nietzsche, from the book Lies my Teacher Told Me.  By James W. Loewen (1995)
  439. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face…. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.       Eleanor Rosevelt……………… Encouraging Quotes
  440. The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.   Henry Miller
  441. You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.               Samuel Johnson
  442. Deadlines are things that we pass through on the way to finishing.           Peter Gabriel
  443. We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.  Stephen Vincent Benet, Litany for Dictatorships, 1935
  444. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. However little known the feelings or views of such a man on his first entering a neighbourhood, this truth is so well fixed in the minds of ths surrounding families, that he is considered as the rightful property of some one or other of their daughters.          Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice (opening lines)
  445. There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.            Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  446. A family is a family not because of gender but because of values, like commitment, trust and love.          Gray Davis
  447. Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.            Reinhold Niebuhr
  448. Only when the last tree has been cut down<br> Only when the last river has been poisoned<br> Only when the last fish has been caught<br> Only then will you find that money cannot be eaten.          Cree Indian Prophecy
  449. I never said actors were cattle. I said that actors should be treated like cattle.     Alfred Hitchcock
  450. To know the pains of power, we must go to those who have it; to know its pleasures, we must go to those who are seeking it.            Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1825…………… Encouraging Quotes
  451. Men are born ignorant, not stupid; they are made stupid by education. Bertrand Russell
  452. Let us weigh the gain and the loss, in wagering that God is. Consider these alternatives: if you win, you win all, if you lose you lose nothing. Do not hesitate, then, to wager that he is.       Blaise Pascal
  453. One ought every day at least to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Unknown
  454. Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.      Mark Twain
  455. If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.    John Cage
  456. The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.              Dolly Parton
  457. To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; to leave the world a little better; whether by a healthy child, a garden patch of a redeemed social condition; to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is the meaning of success.   Ralph Waldo Emerson…….. Encouraging Quotes
  458. Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.<br> (Dort, wo man B?cher verbrennt, verbrennt man am Ende auch Menschen) Heinrich Heine, From his play Almansor (1821)
  459. The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.        Baltasar Gracian, The Art of Worldly Wisdom, 1647
  460. The higher a man gets, the smaller he seems to those who cannot fly.   Friedrich Nietzsche
  461. Disgust with dirt can be so great that it prevents us from cleaning ourselves – from “justifying” ourselves.             Friedrich Nietzsche, Aphorisms in Beyond Good and Evil
  462. There is no such thing as justice–in or out of court.          Clarence Darrow
  463. The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance… logic can be happily tossed out the window.              Stephen King
  464. There is only one way to hurt someone who has lost everything — give him back something broken.       Stephen R. Donaldson, The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant…………. Encouraging Quotes
  465. “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”            Martin Luther King Jr.
  466. The world has changed.<br> I see it in the water. <br> I feel it in the Earth. <br> I smell it in the air. <br> Much that once was is lost, <br> For none now live who remember it.    J. R. R. Tolkien
  467. They deem me mad for I will not sell my days for gold; I deem them mad for they think my days have a price.     Kahlil Gibran
  468. A patriot is mocked, scorned and hated; yet when his cause succeeds, all men will join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot. Mark Twain
  469. It is when power is wedded to chronic fear that it becomes formidable.                Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
  470. We should take care not to make the intellect our god; it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.  Albert Einstein
  471. Generous people are rarely mentally ill.                Dr. Karl Menninger
  472. This is the best kind of voyeurism, hearing joy from your neighbors.        Chuck, The World According to Chuck weblog, October 14, 2003
  473. Authenticity matters little, though–our willingness to accept legends depends far more upon their expression of concepts we want to believe than upon their plausibility. David P. Mikkelson, snopes.com, February 25, 2000
  474. You can forget a lot of things, but you cannot forget a woman?s name and claim to love her.       Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, October 20, 2003
  475. Love the ones you can. Touch the ones you can reach. Let the others go.              Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, October 20, 2003
  476. It?s the friends you can call up at four a.m. that matter. Marlene Dietrich
  477. An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.     Thomas Jefferson, letter to John Melish, January 13, 1813
  478. The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.        Will Rogers
  479. We can forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.           Plato…………… Encouraging Quotes
  480. For authentic living what is needed is the resolute confrontation of death.           Martin Heidegger
  481. A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral.                Antoine De Saint-Exupery
  482. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.       Anatole France
  483. Those who profess to favor freedom, yet deprecate agitation, are men who want crops without planting up the ground. They want rain without thunder or lightening. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. The struggle may not be a moral one; or it may be a physical one; or it may be both moral and physical; but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will.        Frederick Douglas
  484. People might not get all they work for in this world, but they must certainly work for all they get.             Frederick Douglas…………… Encouraging Quotes
  485. I feel like a fugitive from the law of averages.     William H. Mauldin
  486. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.         Frederick Douglas
  487. If there is no struggle, there is no progress.         Frederick Douglas
  488. I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others, rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.             Frederick Douglas
  489. A certain amount of danger is essential to the quality of life.       Charles Lindberg
  490. I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment, to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure ?- that is all agnosticism means.   Clarence Darrow, Scopes Trial, 1925
  491. I love and I hate. How can this be, you ask in vain. I know not, but I feel it to be so and am wracked with pain.     Gaius Valerius Catullus, Poem 85
  492. You are only as old as the woman you feel.          Groucho Marx
  493. He that commends me to mine own content<br> Commends me to the thing I cannot get.         William Shakespeare, A Comedy of Errors……… Encouraging Quotes
  494. Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.           George Eliot, The Mill On The Floss, Ch 9
  495. Power never takes a back step – only in the face of more power.              Malcolm X, Malcolm X Speaks, 1965
  496. But pride only helps us to be generous; it never makes us so, any more than vanity makes us witty.        George Eliot, Middlemarch, Ch 8
  497. Every man who is not a monster, mathematician or a mad philosopher, is the slave of some woman or other.     George Eliot, Scenes of Clerical Life – Amos Barton
  498. What is not nailed down is mine. Anything that I can pry loose was not nailed down.       Harlen Ellison, interview with Charlie Rose
  499. He who falls in love with himself, will have no rivals.        Ben Franklin
  500. To sin in silence while others doth protest makes cowards out of men.  Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  501. Hares can gambol over the body of a dead lion. Publilius Syrus
  502. It is better to think too much, than to think too little        Eric Kopras, myself (i thought it up)………… Encouraging Quotes
  503. I can live two months on a good compliment.     Mark Twain
  504. The Darkness has begun. There will be no dawn.              J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, Chapter 1
  505. If God had wanted me otherwise, He would have created me otherwise.             Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  506. In the whole wretched business there was something generous that was doing its best to flower.           J. M. Coetzee, Disgrace (novel)
  507. Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?<br> Vanity asks the question – is it popular?<br> Expediency asks the question – is it political?<br> But conscience asks the question – is it right?<br> <br> There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, popular, or political; but because it is right.  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  508. Please choose the way of peace. … In the short term there may be winners and losers in this war that we all dread. But that never can, nor never will justify the suffering, pain and loss of life your weapons will cause.               Mother Teresa, — Letter to U.S. President George Bush and Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, January 1991.
  509. Time has laid its healing hand upon the wound when we can look back at the the pain we once fainted under, and no bitterness or despair arises in our heart.               Jerome K. Jerome, “Idle thought of an Idle Fellow”
  510. [Of the parralels between the railways and the church] both had their heyday in the mid-nineteenth century; both own a great deal of Gothic-style architecture which is expensive to maintain; both are regularly assailed by critics; and both are firmly convinced that they are the best means of getting man to his ultimate destination.             Reverend W. Awdry (1911 – 1997)
  511. The strongest is never strong enough to be always the master, unless he transforms strength into right, and obedience into duty.            Jean Jacques Rousseau, The Social Contract, 1762…………. Encouraging Quotes
  512. Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.     John Lennon, “Strawberry Fields”
  513. I have never been able, really, to regret anything in all my life. I have always been far much too absorbed in the present moment or the immediate future to think back.                Albert Camus, The Stranger
  514. May not Music be described as the Mathematics of sense, and Mathematics as the Music of reason?     James Joseph Sylvester
  515. If I could kick the person in the tail that causes me the most problems I could not sit down for a week.   Will Rogers
  516. Black holes are where God divided by zero.         Steven Wright
  517. Fettucine Alfredo is just Macaroni and cheese for adults               Mitch Hedburg
  518. There but for the grace of God go [I].     John Bradford, Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins
  519. The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot.      Salvador Dali, from Dialogues with Marcel Duchamp, by Pierre Cabanne, 1987, pp. 13-14
  520. Under the influence of art the walls expand, the roof rises, and it becomes a temple.     Robert Ingersoll, On Isadora Duncan
  521. The talent is in the choices.         Robert De Niro………. Encouraging Quotes
  522. I just drank eighteen whiskies. That must be a record.    Dylan Thomas
  523. I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.                George Best
  524. Only the gentle are ever really strong.   James Dean
  525. No flower of art ever fully blossomed save it was nourished by tears of agony.  Isadora Duncan, The Sensational Life of Isadora Duncan
  526. We have, I fear, confused power with greatness.             Stewart L. Udall, commencement address, Dartmouth College, June 13, 1965
  527. The most valuable function performed by the federal government is entertainment.     Dave Barry
  528. The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will.   Vincent Lombardi
  529. There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.                Mahatma Ghandi
  530. Power in defense of freedom is greater than power on behalf of tyranny and oppression.           Malcolm X
  531. When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.      George Washington Carver
  532. Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.          J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
  533. The best effect of fine persons is felt after we have left their presence.                Ralph Waldo Emerson, Journals, 1839
  534. The best weapons against the infamies of life are courage, wilfulness and patience. Courage strenthens, wilfulness is fun and patience provides tranquility.            Hermann Hesse
  535. Humility is not disgraceful, and carries no loss of true pride.         Ernest Hemingway, “The Old Man and the Sea”
  536. Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are aftermath of war.       Herbert Hoover
  537. “Think as I think” said the man, “or you are abominable. You are a toad.” And after I had thought on it, I said “I will then, be a toad.”                Stephen Crane………. Encouraging Quotes
  538. Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these.               Prophet Mohammed, Bukhari
  539. He is not of us who is not affectionate to the little ones, and does not respect the old; and he is not of us, who does not order which is lawful, and prohibits that which is unlawful.           Prophet Mohammed, ibn abbas
  540. Do you know what is better than charity and fasting and prayer? It is keeping peace and good relations between people, as quarrels and bad feelings destroy mankind.        Prophet Mohammed, Muslim & Bukhari
  541. Kindness is a mark of faith, and whoever is not kind has no faith.              Prophet Mohammed, Muslim
  542. Of all the pulpits from which human voice is ever sent forth, there is none from which it reaches so far as from the grave.                John Ruskin, The Seven Lamps of Architecture, 1849
  543. The best richness is the richness of the soul.       Prophet Mohammed, Bukhari
  544. It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad; and it is, better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent; but silence is better than idle words.        Prophet Mohammed, Bukhari
  545. A Muslim who meets with others and shares their burdens is better than one who lives a life of seclusion and contemplation. Prophet Mohammed, Muslim
  546. What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.             Prophet Mohammad
  547. When you see a person who has been given more than you in money and beauty, look to those, who have been given less.       Prophet Mohammed
  548. To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil.   Prophet Mohammed
  549. There shall be no compulsion in religion.               Quran 2:263, Quran 2:263……….. Encouraging Quotes
  550. The best of the houses is the house where an orphan gets love and kindness.   Prophet Mohammed
  551. Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.             Jacques Maritain, Reflections on America, 1958
  552. There are three rings involved with marriage. The engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.             Woody Allen
  553. ?Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream!<br> For the soul is dead that slumbers, and things are not what they seem.<br> Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal;<br> Dust thou art; to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul.?       Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  554. Our situation has the disaffected beauty of a chess game.            Alan Moore, The league of extraordinary gentlemen, chapter 5
  555. If my theory of relativity proves to be correct, Germany will claim me a German, and France will claim me a citizen of the world. However, if it proves wrong, France will say I?m a German, and Germany will say that I?m a jew.                Albert Einstein
  556. The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves, only complicated stupid moves, which leave us to wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them that we are missing.            Gamel Abdel Nasser
  557. We must hang together, gentlemen…else, we shall most assuredly hang separately.      Benjamin Franklin……….. Encouraging Quotes
  558. Riches may enable us to confer favours, but to confer them with propriety and grace requires a something that riches cannot give.       Charles Caleb Colton, Lacon, 1825
  559. Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind.   Mahtma Gandhi
  560. Those who want to live, let them fight, and those who do not want to fight in this world of eternal struggle do not deserve to live.  Adolf Hitler, His 3rd Public Speech After taking Power.
  561. A fair woman is a paradise to the eye, a purgatory to the purse, and a hell to the soul.    Elizabeth Grymeston
  562. Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.  Joseph Addison,  (1672-1719)
  563. There will always be dissident voices heard in the land expresing opposition without alternatives, finding fault but never favor, perceiving gloom on every side, and seeking influence without responsibility.       John F. Kennedy, Speech for the Dallas Trade Mart which was never delivered.
  564. We have the right to lie, but not about the heart of the matter. Luis Rodriguez, Always Running
  565. I felt like poisoning a monk.         Umberto Eco, on why he wrote the novel “The Name of the Rose.”
  566. The greatest improvement is made by the man who works most intelligently.    Bill Bowerman
  567. If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds? worth of distance run? Yours is the Earth and everything that?s in it, And?you?ll be a Man, my son!              Rudyard Kipling
  568. To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the Gift.           Steve Prefontaine
  569. Somebody may beat me, but they are going to have to bleed to do it.    Steve Prefontaine
  570. If you have a body, you are an athlete.  Bill Bowerman
  571. A lot of people run a race to see who is fastest. I run to see who has the most guts, who can punish himself into exhausting pace, and then at the end, punish himself even more. Nobody is going to win a 5,000 meter race after running an easy 2 miles. Not with me. If I lose forcing the pace all the way, well, at least I can live with myself.        Steve Prefontaine
  572. Every pursuit is great when greatly pursued.       Oliver Wendell Holmes
  573. A gift in season is a double favor to the needy.  Publilius Syrus
  574. Contraceptives should be used on every conceivable occasion.  Spike Milligan,  (1918 – 2002)………… Encouraging Quotes
  575. The difference between a good man and a bad man is the choice of cause.          William James
  576. The life of the law has not been logic but experience.     Oliver Wendell Holmes
  577. There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.       Carl Sandburg
  578. For I dipt into the future, as far as human eye can see, saw the vision of the world, and the wonder that would be.         Lord Alfred Tennyson, Ulysses
  579. Beauty fades; dumb is forever. Judge Judy, From her book “Beauty fades; dumb is forever.”
  580. God reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists.         Albert Einstein
  581. I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.               Thomas Edison
  582. An investment in knowledge still yields the best returns.              Benjamin Franklin
  583. A single event can shape our lives or change the course of history.           Deepak Chopra, The Return of Merlin
  584. Accurate scholarship can<br> unearth the whole offence<br> from luther untill noe<br> that has driven a culture mad.<br> From what occured at linz<br> what huge imago made <br> a psychopathic god.<br> i and the public know<br> what all schoolchildren learn<br> those to whom evil is done <br> do evil in return.        W. H. Auden
  585. Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tries, and a touch that never hurts.   Charles Dickens
  586. We all know that art is not the truth, art is a lie that makes us realize the truth.   Pablo Picasso
  587. I believe in God like I believe in the sun, not because I can see it, but because of it all things are seen.    C. S. Lewis
  588. If I am not making music, I have no reason for existing.  Claude Debussy
  589. Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.   William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600
  590. The very essence of love is uncertainty.                Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest………….. Encouraging Quotes
  591. Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that is the stuff life is made of.         Benjamin Franklin
  592. Yet such is oft the course of deeds that move the wheels of the world: small hands do them becuase they must, while the eyes of the great are elsewhere.              J. R. R Tolkien, Elrond from The Lord of the Rings
  593. The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen not touched… but felt in the heart.        Hellen Keller
  594. The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.             Linus Pauling
  595. Critics are our friends, they tell us our faults.       Benjamin Franklin
  596. Death tugs at my ear and says: “Live, I am coming.”         Oliver Wendell Holmes
  597. What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and yet loses his soul?      Jesus Christ, Matthew 16:26
  598. The consciousness of self is the greatest hindrance to the proper execution of all physical action. There is no fixed teaching. All I can provide is an appropriate medicine for a particular ailment.         Bruce Lee, Quotation from the book: (The Art of Jeet Kune Do) by Bruce Lee
  599. Knowledge speaks, but wisdom listens.                Jimi Hendrix
  600. Today you play for a place in history, today you play for immortality.       Gerard Houllier, UEFA Cup Final 2001 pre-match team talk
  601. To summarize: it is a well-known fact that those people who must want to rule people are, ipso facto, those least suited to do it. To summarize the summary: anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job. To summarize the summary of the summary: people are a problem.         Douglas Adams, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe………….. Encouraging Quotes
  602. Kites rise highest against the wind – not with it.  Winston Churchill
  603. We find that after years of struggle we do not take a journey, but rather a journey takes us.       John Steinbeck, Travels with Charley
  604. Your problems and mine, they are nothing new. They are all just another small part of the generic nightmare.    Lewis Ward
  605. Boredom is a finicky creature, never around when you need it, and always popping up when you want it the least.                Lewis Ward
  606. The future is an opaque mirror. Anyone who tries to look into it sees nothing but the dim outlines of an old and worried face.      Jim Bishop, New York Journal-American, March 14, 1959
  607. A little bad taste is like a nice dash of paprika.     Dorothy Parker
  608. The only “ism” hollywood believes in is plagiarism.           Dorothy Parker
  609. When you point to the moon, what do you see in front of your finger; Your task is to feel, not to think, when you can understand that the lesson will be learned.         Bruce Lee, During a television interview
  610. No sadder proof can be given by man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.  Thomas Carlyle, Heroes and Hero Worship, 1840
  611. Imagination is the highest kite that one can fly.  Lauren Becall………… Encouraging Quotes
  612. One cannot remain the same. Art is a mirror which should show many reflections, and the artist should not always show the same face, or the face becomes a mask.       Yvette Gilbert, (1865-1944)
  613. The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.     Thorstein Veblen
  614. Invention is the mother of necessity.     Thorstein Veblen
  615. Just as it would be madness to settle on medical treatment for the body of a person by taking an opinion poll of the neighbors, so it is irrational to prescribe for the body politic by polling the opinions of the people at large.             Plato
  616. The man least dependent upon the morrow goes to meet the morrow most cheerfully.               Epicurus, 300 B.C.
  617. There is nothing that gives a man consequence, and renders him fit for command, like a support that renders him independent of everybody but the State he serves.       George Washington
  618. It is better to have done something than to have been someone.            Claude Monet
  619. Happiness is a warm puppy.        Charles M. Schultz, Linus in “Peanuts”
  620. You know when people are stupid, it frustrates me.        Julia Roberts, on Oprah, 11/18/03…………. Encouraging Quotes
  621. May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day.        Native American Proverb
  622. Keeping your body healthy is an expression of gratitude to the whole cosmos – the trees, the clouds, everything.                Thich Nhat Hanh
  623. A preoccupation with the future not only prevents us from seeing the present as it is but often prompts us to rearrange the past.              Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954
  624. Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them.    John Updike
  625. Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life…, our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.        Thich Nhat Hanh
  626. Fashion changes, style remains.                Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel
  627. I do not know what the future holds, but I know who holds the future. Oprah Winfrey, “The Oprah Winfrey Show”
  628. Any proposition containing the word “is” creates a linguistical structural confusion which will eventually give birth to serious fallacies.               Alfred Korzybski, His book, Science And Sanity…………… Encouraging Quotes
  629. Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.                Bob Dylan
  630. A minute of perfection was worth the effort. A moment was the most you could ever expect from perfection. Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club
  631. We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt.                Thomas Jefferson, letter to Samuel Kercheval, July 12, 1816
  632. No government ought to be without censors & where the press is free, no one ever will.             Thomas Jefferson, letter to George Washington, September 9, 1792
  633. There is nothing like dream to create the future. Utopia to-day, flesh and blood tomorrow.         Victor Hugo, Les Miserables, 1862
  634. To choose doubt as a philosophy of life is akin to choosing immobility as a means of transportation.         Yann Martel, Life of Pi
  635. Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large numbers.       Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
  636. Experience is a comb that is given to you, when you have already lost you hair.  Giorgos Zambetas, Greek musician
  637. For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.          Vincent Van Gogh…………… Encouraging Quotes
  638. Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul, and sings the words without the tune, and never stops at all.                Emily Dickinson
  639. Home computers are being called upon to perform many new functions, including the consumption of homework formerly eaten by the dog.            Doug Larson
  640. To punish me for my contempt for authority, fate made me an authority myself.              Albert Einstein
  641. Our character…is an omen of our destiny, and the more integrity we have and keep, the simpler and nobler that destiny is likely to be.         George Santayana, “The German Mind: A Philosophical Diagnosis”
  642. I am patient with stupidity, but not with those who are proud of it.          Edith Sitwell
  643. Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or to lose.                Lyndon B. Johnson, address to the nation, November 28, 1963
  644. Knowledge is love and light and vision.  Helen Keller
  645. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.           Helen Keller
  646. You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience by which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, “I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.   Eleanor Roosevelt.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, Encouraging Quotes
  647. The journey in between what you once were and who you are now beoming is where the dance of life really takes place.                Barbara De Angelis
  648. Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn.   C. S. Lewis
  649. If you would be loved, love and be lovable.         Benjamin Franklin
  650. To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.           Gandhi
  651. The greatest gift is a portion of thyself.  Ralph Waldo Emerson
  652. Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.          Lao-tzu
  653. The family-that dear octopus from whese tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.                Dodie Smith
  654. Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.       Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations, 200 A.D.
  655. If God can work through me, he can work through anyone.         St. Francis of Assisi
  656. First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.          Epictetus
  657. You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.           Barbara De Angelis
  658. No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.             Ludwig von Beethoven
  659. The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth.   Jean Cocteau
  660. For a significant man<br>woman, the one thought he values greatly, to the laughter and scorn of insignificant men, is a key to hidden treasure chambers; for those others, it is nothing but a piece of old iron.          Friedrich Nietzsche
  661. To conquer others is to have power, to conquer yourself is to know the way.     Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching…………….. Encouraging Quotes
  662. Heaven endures and the earth last a long time because they do not live for themselves.               Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching
  663. We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600
  664. It is in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top.         Virginia Woolf
  665. The people of the United States, perhaps more than any other nation in history, love to abase themselves and proclaim their unworthiness, and seem to find refreshment in doing so… That is a dark frivolity, but still frivolity. Robertson Davies
  666. It is, I think, an indisputable fact that Americans are, as Americans, the most self- conscious people in the world, and the most addicted to the belief that the other nations are in a conspiracy to under-value them.         Henry James
  667. The American, by nature, is optimistic. He is experimental, an inventor and a builder who builds best when called upon to build greatly.      John F. Kennedy
  668. Americans never quit.   General Douglas Macarthur
  669. The character inherent in the American people has done all that has been accomplished; and it would have done somewhat more, if the government had not sometimes got in its way.  Henry David Thoreau
  670. Like so many Americans, she was trying to construct a life that made sense from things she found in gift shops. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse Five
  671. I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.  Daniel Webster
  672. I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in providence, for the illumination of the ignorant and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth.                John Adams
  673. America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to freedom and independence of all. She is the champion and vindicator only of her own.       John Quincy Adams
  674. Unique among the nations, America recognized the source of our character as being godly and eternal, not being civic and temporal. And because we have understood that our source is eternal, America has been different. We have no king but Jesus.    John Ashcroft……………… Encouraging Quotes
  675. America is the country where you buy a lifetime supply of aspirin for one dollar and use it up in two weeks.        John Barrymore
  676. I just want to say this. I want to say it gently but I want to say it firmly: There is a tendency for the world to say to America, “the big problems of the world are yours, you go and sort them out,” and then to worry when America wants to sort them out.        Tony Blair
  677. America has believed that in differentiation, not in uniformity, lies the path of progress. It acted on this belief; it has advanced human happiness, and it has prospered.          Louis D. Brandeis
  678. Our American values are not luxuries but necessities, not the salt in our bread, but the bread itself. Our common vision of a free and just society is our greatest source of cohesion at home and strength abroad, greater than the bounty of our material blessings.           Jimmy Carter
  679. There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America.              Bill Clinton
  680. There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence and energy of her citizens cannot cure.                Dwight D. Eisenhower
  681. America – a great social and economic experiment, noble in motive and far-reaching in purpose.               Herbert Hoover
  682. America is not merely a nation but a nation of nations.   Lyndon B. Johnson…………….. Encouraging Quotes
  683. Intellectually, I know that America is no better than any other country; emotionally I know she is better than every other country.               Sinclair Lewis
  684. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.            John F. Kennedy, inaugural address, January 20, 1961
  685. The strength of the United States is not the gold at Fort Knox or the weapons of mass destruction that we have, but the sum total of the education and the character of our people.        Claiborne Pell
  686. I see America, not in the setting sun of a black night of despair ahead of us, I see America in the crimson light of a rising sun fresh from the burning, creative hand of God. I see great days ahead, great days possible to men and women of will and vision.   Carl Sandburg
  687. America is a young country with an old mentality.             George Santayana
  688. In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. This is what makes America what it is.                Gertrude Stein
  689. There is a New America every morning when we wake up. It is upon us whether we will it or not.             Adlai E. Stevenson Jr.
  690. Europe will never be like America. Europe is a product of history. America is a product of philosophy.      Margaret Thatcher
  691. Just what is it that America stands for? If she stands for one thing more than another it is for the sovereignty of self-governing people.           Woodrow Wilson
  692. America lives in the heart of every man everywhere who wishes to find a region where he will be free to work out his destiny as he chooses.  Woodrow Wilson
  693. When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.             Brendan Behan
  694. I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many or the prejudices of the few.                Benjamin Disraeli, campaign speech at High Wycombe, England, November 27, 1832
  695. Some people did what their neighbors did so that if any lunatics were at large, one might know and avoid them.                George Eliot, Middlemarch
  696. Our deeds are like children that are born to us;they live and act apart from our own will.               George Eliot, Romola
  697. What we call our despair is often only the painful eagerness of unfed hope.        George Eliot, Middlemarch…………. Encouraging Quotes
  698. The troublesome ones in a family are usually either the wits or the idiots.             George Eliot, Middlemarch
  699. Free speech carries with it some freedom to listen.         Bob Marley
  700. One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.                Bob Marley
  701. I had a dream last night that a hamburger was eating ME!             Jerry Seinfeld, Seinfeld episode “The Van Buren Boys” – broadcast on February 6, 1997
  702. The radical of one century is the conservative of the next. The radical invents the views. When he has worn them out the conservative adopts them.          Mark Twain, Notebook, 1935
  703. Let me beg for your mercy if I have failed to earn your respect. Jason DeBruin, The poem “Temporary Shame”
  704. (i do not know what it is about you that closes<br> and opens;only something in me understands<br> the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses)<br> nobody,not even the rain, has such small hands          e.e. cummings
  705. People who count their chickens before they are hatched, act very wisely, because chickens run about so absurdly that it is impossible to count them accurately.     Oscar Wilde, Letter from Paris, dated May 1900
  706. cold silence has a tendency to atrophy any sense of <br> compassion, <br> between supposed lovers,<br> between supposed brothers.<br> And I know the pieces fit.          Maynard James Keenan, in the song “Schism”, by Tool
  707. The budget is like a mythical bean bag. Congress votes mythicals beans into it, then reaches in and tries to pull real ones out.        Will Rodgers
  708. At the center of each human heart is goodness, layered over with hurt, confusion, and mistaken ideas. Our task is to gently peel off layer after layer until the unfettered heart can shed its love upon the world.     Sue Patton Thoele, The Courage To Be Yourself Journal
  709. Too much sanity may be madness – and the maddest of all – to see life as it is, and not as it ought to be. Don Quixote, Man of La Mancha
  710. Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.     Woody Allen
  711. Judgement of beauty can err, what with the wine and the dark.                Ovid…………… Encouraging Quotes
  712. What dreadful weather we have! It keeps me in a continual state of inelegance.               Jane Austen
  713. Much silence and a good disposition, there are no two things better than these.               Prophet Muhammad, Bukhari
  714. When two persons are together, two of them must no whisper to each other, without letting the third hear; because it would hurt him.                Prophet Mohammad, Bukhari & Muslim
  715. Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.              Prophet Muhammad, Muslim
  716. If you do not feel ashamed of anything, then you can do whatever you like.        Prophet Mohammad, Abu-Masud: Bukhari
  717. Far away there in the sunshine are my brightest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.          Louisa May Alcot
  718. Men want sex. If men ruled the world, they could get sex anywhere, anytime. Restaurants would give you sex instead of breath mints on the way out. Gas stations would give sex with every fill-up. Banks would give sex to anyone who opened a checking account.            Scott Adams, The Dilbert Future
  719. Eternity is very long, especially towards the end.              Woody Allen, Just Six Numbers, Martin Rees, page 71………………… Encouraging Quotes
  720. If men were born free, they would, so long as they remained free, form no conception of good and evil.              Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
  721. I hate quotations. Tell me what you know.           Ralph Waldo Emerson
  722. A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril; but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.   Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, November 29, 1944
  723. The mind has greater power over the emotions, and is less subject thereto, insofar as it understands all things to be necessary.          Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
  724. He who loves God cannot endeavor that God should love him in return.               Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
  725. The highest endeavor of the mind, and the highest virtue, is to understand things by intuition.  Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
  726. Blessedness is not the reward of virtue, but virtue itself; neither do we rejoice therein, because we control our lusts, but contrariwise, because we rejoice therein, we are able to control our lusts.           Baruch Spinoza, The Ethics
  727. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.                Eleanor Roosevelt
  728. The best holistic remedy for high blood pressure is a purring cat on your lap.       Kathrine Palmer Peterson, 516 Sensational Cat Quotes
  729. War is the continuation of politics by other means.          General Karl Von Clausewitz, Book: “On War”
  730. A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows us that faith proves nothing.     Friedrich Nietzsche
  731. All men profess honesty as long as they can. To believe all men honest would be folly. To believe none so is something worse.  John Quincy Adams
  732. I am a galley slave to pen and ink.             Honore de Balzac
  733. Woe be to him that reads but one book.               George Herbert
  734. One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.      Amos Bronson Alcott
  735. Oh for a book and a shady nook…            John Wilson
  736. You can cover a great deal of country in books.  Andrew Lang
  737. I read part of it all the way through.         Samuel Goldwyn
  738. Live always in the best company when you read.              Sydney Smith
  739. The universal brotherhood of man is our most precious possession, what there is of it.  Mark Twain, Following the Equator
  740. Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.           Calvin Coolidge, speech, June 11, 1928…………. Encouraging Quotes
  741. A human being has a natural desire to have more of a good thing than he needs.              Mark Twain, Following the Equator
  742. I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.    Mark Twain, “Is Shakespeare Dead?”
  743. Laws are sand, customs are rock. Laws can be evaded and punishment escaped but an openly transgressed custom brings sure punishment.            Mark Twain, The Gorky Incident
  744. I once had a sparrow alight upon my shoulder for a moment, while I was hoeing in a village garden, and I felt that I was more distinguished by that circumstance that I should have been by any epaulet I could have worn.        Henry David Thoreau
  745. Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.             Izaak Walton
  746. The moment a little boy is concerned with which is a jay and which is a sparrow, he can no longer see the birds or hear them sing.           Eric Berne
  747. God gives every bird its food, but He does not throw it into its nest.        J. G. Holland
  748. God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages.            Jacques Deval, Afin de vivre bel et bien
  749. There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before.    Robert Lynd, The Blue Lion and Other Essays…………… Encouraging Quotes
  750. A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.       Chinese Proverb
  751. The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.       John Berry, Flight of White Crows
  752. I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.             Virginia Woolf, Diary, 17 February 1922
  753. It is impossible to mentally or socially enslave a Bible reading People.      Horace Greeley
  754. Nobody picks on a strong man.  Charles Atlas
  755. In a minute there is time for decision and revisions that a minute will reverse.    T. S. Eliot
  756. Why should I do anything for posterity? What has posterity ever done for me?  Groucho Marx
  757. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.         George Orwell
  758. Everybody dies. What matters is what you do between now and when it happens to you.            Orson Scott Card, Treasure Box
  759. If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is not a barking dog, to be tethered on a ten-foot chain.               Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, October 8, 1952
  760. The sane appear as strange to the mad as the mad to the sane  Joe Orton, What the Butler Saw, Act II
  761. I have never seen a wild thing feel sorry for itself. A little bird will fall dead, frozen from a bough, without ever having felt sorry for itself.  D. H. Lawrence
  762. Human beings cannot stand too much reality.    Thomas S. Eliot, Four Quartets
  763. Not that you lied to me, but that I no longer believe you, has shaken me.             Friedrich Nietzsce, Beyond Good and Evil
  764. It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.          Voltaire, Zadig………………. Encouraging Quotes
  765. During the Second World War, the Germans took four years to build the Atlantic Wall. On four beaches it held up the Allies for about an hour; at Omaha it held up the U.S. for less than one day. The Atlantic Wall must therefore be regarded as one of the greatest blunders in military history.          Stephen Ambrose, D-Day, page 577
  766. Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.       Honore de Balzac
  767. First love is a kind of vaccination which saves a man from catching the complaint a second time. Honore de Balzac
  768. Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other.             John F. Kennedy, speech prepared for delivery in Dallas the day of his assassination, November 22, 1963
  769. Behind every great fortune there is a crime.       Honore de Balzac
  770. I do not know everything; still many things I understand.              Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  771. Trade-offs have been with us ever since the late unpleasantness in the Garden of Eden.              Thomas Sowell, Editorial on Wal-Mart, 10-Dec-2003
  772. It is pleasing to God whenever you rejoice or laugh from the bottom of your heart.         Martin Luther
  773. For nonconformity the world whips you with its displeasure.      Ralph Waldo Emerson
  774. To be great is to be misunderstood.        Ralph Waldo Emerson
  775. All people want is someone to listen.     Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog,  May 8, 2003
  776. Miracles: You do not have to look for them. They are there, 24<br>7, beaming like radio waves all around you. Put up the antenna, turn up the volume – snap… crackle… this just in, every person you talk to is a chance to change the world…                Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog,  May 6, 2003
  777. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.         Elbert Hubbard
  778. Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.       Robert F. Kennedy……………… Encouraging Quotes
  779. Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent.  Marilyn Vos Savant
  780. There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.         Maya Angelou
  781. When the destroyer comes, his first act will be to destroy all the books.                Thomas More
  782. I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.      Jorge Luis Borges
  783. Any man with a moderate income can afford to buy more books than he can read in a lifetime. Henry Holt
  784. When books are burned in the end people will be burned too.  Heinrich Heine
  785. Never lend books – nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.                Anatole France
  786. I do begin to have bloody thoughts.        William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 Scene 1
  787. I would fain die a dry death.        William Shakespeare, The Tempest,,  Act 1 Scene 1
  788. What seest thou else<br> In the dark backward and abysm of time?       William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 1 Scene 2…………………………… Encouraging Quotes
  789. Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.           William Shakespeare, The Tempest,, Act 1 Scene 2
  790. Come what come may,<br> Time and the hour runs through the roughest day. William Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act 1 Scene 3
  791. I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.              Thomas Jefferson, letter to Count Diodati, 1807
  792. O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. <br>(O would some power the gift to give us to see ourselves as others see us.)               Robert Burns, Poem “To a Louse” –  verse 8
  793. He who cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he must pass himself.           George Herbert
  794. Scent is the soul of flowers, and sea flowers, as splendid as they may be, have no soul! Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Chapter 34
  795. How tranquil is a coral tomb, and may the heavens grant that my companions and I be buried in no other!           Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Chapter 19
  796. Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph.     Thomas Paine, Common Sense
  797. I have a hundred times wished that one could resign life as an officer resigns a commission.        Robert Burns
  798. I am one of those who believe that spiritual progress is a rule of human life, but the approach to perfection is slow and painful. If a woman elevates herself in one respect and is retarded in another, it is because the rough trail that leads to the mountain peak is not free of ambushes of thieves and lairs of wolves.   Kahlil Gibran, The Broken Wings
  799. No, it is remrable that everest did not yield to the first few attempts; it would have been suprising and not a little sad if it had, for that is not the way of great mountains.                Jon Krakauer, Into Thin Air
  800. We never learn to pray, really pray- until we are in a situatioin where there is nothing left to do but pray.             Victoria Damon
  801. Whether we bring our enemies to justice, or justice to our enemies, justice will be done.             George W. Bush
  802. Do you want to know the secret of pain? If you just stop feeling it, you can start to use it.             Robert Englund
  803. The very idea of a bird is a symbol and a suggestion to the poet. A bird seems to be at the top of the scale, so vehement and intense his life. . . . The beautiful vagabonds, endowed with every grace, masters of all climes, and knowing no bounds — how many human aspirations are realised in their free, holiday-lives — and how many suggestions to the poet in their flight and song! John Burroughs, Birds and Poets, 1887
  804. When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!         William Blake
  805. Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.    Saskya Pandita
  806. I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.        Emily Dickinson……………….. Encouraging Quotes
  807. You cannot fly like an eagle with the wings of a wren.     William Henry Hudson, Afoot in England, 1909
  808. I realized that If I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes.            Charles Lindbergh, Interview shortly before his death, 1974
  809. There I lay staring upward, while the stars wheeled over… Faint to my ears came the gathered rumour of all lands: the springing and the dying, the song and the weeping, and the slow everlasting groan of overburdened stone.       J. R. R. Tolkien
  810. He saw that it was an ironical thing for him to be running thus toward that which he had been at such pains to avoid. But he said, in substance, to himself that if the earth and the moon were about to clash, many people would doubtless plan to get upon the roofs to witness the collision. Stephen Crane, The Red Badge of Courage, chapter 8
  811. Loving is misery for women always. I shall never forgive God for making me a woman and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face.        Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd
  812. You go back. You search for what made you happy when you were smaller. We are all grown up children, really… So one should go back and search for what was loved and found to be real.        Audrey Hepburn
  813. The teaching of politics is that the Government, which was set for protection and comfort of all good citizens, becomes the principal obstruction and nuisance with which we have to contend? The cheat and bully and malefactor we meet everywhere is the Government.              Ralph Waldo Emerson, ?Journal, 1860
  814. When a traveller returneth home, let him not leave the countries where he hath travelled altogether behind him.                Francis Bacon, 1597-1625
  815. Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends, but is played out over and over again in the quietest chambers, that the mind can never break off from the journey.        Pat Conroy, The Prince of Tides
  816. The world is a great book; he who never stirs from home reads only a page.        Saint Augustine
  817. I think that parents only get so offended by television because they rely on it as a babysitter and the sole educator of their kids.       Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Death, 1997
  818. And for the season it was winter, and they that know the winters of that country know them to be sharp and violent, and subject to cruel and fierce storms.           William Bradford, Of Plymouth Plantation……………… Encouraging Quotes
  819. The tendinous part of the mind, so to speak, is more developed in winter; the fleshy, in summer. I should say winter had given the bone and sinew to literature, summer the tissues and the blood.         John Burroughs, The Snow-Walkers
  820. Winter lies too long in country towns; hangs on until it is stale and shabby, old and sullen.             Willa Cather, My Antonia
  821. Whose woods these are I think I know. His house is in the village though; He will not see me stopping here To watch his woods fill up with snow.               Robert Frost, Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
  822. Every mile is two in winter.          George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum
  823. In the bleak midwinter Frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, Water like a stone; Snow had fallen, snow on snow, Snow on snow, In the bleak midwinter, Long ago.               Christina Rossetti, A Christmas Carol
  824. If there comes a little thaw, Still the air is chill and raw, Here and there a patch of snow, Dirtier than the ground below, Dribbles down a marshy flood; Ankle-deep you stick in mud In the meadows while you sing, “This is Spring.”       Christopher Pearce Cranch, A Spring Growl
  825. A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.  Emily Dickinson, No. 1333
  826. To deny our own impulses is to deny the very thing that makes us human.           Andy and Larry Wachowski, The Matrix, 1999
  827. There are two things in particular that it [the computer industry] failed to foresee: one was the coming of the Internet(…); the other was the fact that the century would end.         Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt
  828. When life hands us a beutiful bouquet of flowers we stare at it in cautious expectation of a bee.              Dean Koontz, Shadow Fires ( early book)
  829. Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it but as I drink, I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is.                Henry David Thoreau, Walden
  830. Hope sees the invisible, feels the intangible, and achieves the impossible.           Helen Keller
  831. Face your deficiencies and acknowledge them; but do not let them master you. Let them teach you patience, sweetness, insight. Helen Keller
  832. If a nation is ruled by two kings, both the kings and their subjects will perish.      Yeghishe
  833. Tell me where I can escape death: discover for me the country, show me the men to whom I must go, whom death does not visit. Discover to me a charm against death. If I have not one, what do you wish me to do? I cannot escape from death, but shall I die lamenting and trembling? . . . Therefore if I am able to change externals according to my wish, I change them: but if I cannot, I am ready to tear the eyes out of him who hinders me.  Epictetus
  834. It never ceases to amaze me: we all love ourselves more than other people, but care more about their opinions than our own.      Marcus Aurelius, Meditations
  835. You can win a million battles but you can only lose one. R. A. Salvatore, Homeland
  836. Choice is an illusion, created between those with power, and those without.      Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
  837. If we do not ever take time, how can we ever have time?            Wachowski Brothers, The Matrix Reloaded
  838. I started concentrating so hard on my vision that I lost sight.        Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
  839. One person can have a profound effect on another. And two people…well, two people can work miracles. They can change a whole town. They can change the world.           Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
  840. Joel: Ed, are you hallucinating?<br> Ed: Oh, yeah, but not right now.       Sy Rosen and Christian Williams, Northern Exposure, On Your Own, 1992
  841. People are simply incapable of prolonged, sustained goodness.                Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Do The Right Thing, 1992
  842. There can be no spirituality, no sanctity, no truth without the female sex.            Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Revelations, 1993
  843. If our house be on fire, without inquiring whether it was fired from within or without, we must try to extinguish it.                Thomas Jefferson, letter to James Lewis, Jr., May 9, 1798…………………….. Encouraging Quotes
  844. As a scientist, I am not sure anymore that life can be reduced to a class struggle, to dialectical materialism, or any set of formulas. Life is spontaneous and it is unpredictable, it is magical. I think that we have struggled so hard with the tangible that we have forgotten the intangible.  Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Zarya, 1994
  845. By mid-November I always like to have an extra 15 pounds on me.          Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993
  846. Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.        Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993
  847. Women have more to offer this world than just a fallopian tube. Nothing is going to change until you quit looking at us as just sperm receptacles. Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Baby Blues, 1994
  848. George Washington had a vision for this country. Was it three days of uninterrupted shopping?                Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Bolt from the Blue, 1994
  849. How much easier it is to be critical than to be correct.     Benjamin Disraeli, speech, January 24, 1860
  850. Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars.               Frederick Langbridge
  851. Truth is generally the best vindication against slander.    Abraham Lincoln, letter to Secretary of War Edwin Stanton, July 18, 1864
  852. They say dreams are the windows of the soul–take a peek and you can see the inner workings, the nuts and bolts.                Henry Bromel, Northern Exposure, The Big Kiss, 1991…………. Encouraging Quotes
  853. A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?        Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, All is Vanity, 1991
  854. Obsessions and fixations are not really my field. All I know, when the mind really grabs hold of something, look out.                Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman, Northern Exposure, The Bumpy Road to Love, 1991
  855. I always admired atheists. I think it takes a lot of faith.    Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Seoul Mates, 1991
  856. Rain usually makes me feel mellow. Curl up in the corner time, slow down, smell the furniture. Today it just makes me feel wet.       Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Dateline: Cicely, 1992
  857. Repetition is the death of art.    Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992
  858. The idea of an election is much more interesting to me than the election itself…The act of voting is in itself the defining moment.             Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Democracy in America, 1992
  859. Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.   David Assael, Northern Exposure, It Happened in Juneau, 1992…………………….. Encouraging Quotes
  860. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.                Franklin D. Roosevelt, radio address, October 26, 1939
  861. There is nothing sadder in this world than the waste of human potential. The purpose of evolution is to raise us out of the mud, not have us grovelling in it.              Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
  862. We hold in our hands, the most precious gift of all: Freedom. The freedom to express our art. Our love. The freedom to be who we want to be. We are not going to give that freedom away and no one shall take it from us!           Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Cicely, 1992
  863. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the Dawn has come.          Rabindranath Tagore
  864. Some of the best advice I ever received was “Man, that was terrible”.   Tom Hanks
  865. Ya know, if you treated every comic the way you treated me tonight. You would never see a bad show.                Buddy Hackett
  866. Surround yourself with only people who are going to lift you higher.       Oprah Winfrey
  867. Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.                Johnny Depp, Pirates of the Caribbean
  868. Religion is pickled God.  H. G. Wells, H. G. Wells Society
  869. Love is life. And if you miss love, you miss life.    Leo Buscaglia
  870. We are the hero of our own story.           Mary McCarthy
  871. Live as though Christ died yesterday, rose from the grave today, and is coming back tomorrow. Theodore Epp
  872. There was a star danced, and under that was I born.       William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing
  873. The truest expression of a people is in its dances and its music… Bodies never lie.            Agnes De Mille
  874. Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.    Franklin D. Roosevelt, Pan American Day address, April 15, 1939
  875. Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.      Henry David Thoreau
  876. Those who dance were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.         Angela Monet
  877. It is better to looked over than overlooked.        Mae West
  878. We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports.      Mao Tse-Tung……………… Encouraging Quotes
  879. Wise men have more to learn of fools than fools of wise men.   Michel de Montaigne
  880. Peace and blessings manifest with every lesson learned – and if your knowledge were your wealth then it would be well earned.                Erykah Badu, A line from the song “On & On”
  881. Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.       Solomon, King of Israel, The Bible Proverbs 31:30
  882. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.        The Apostle Paul (Saul of Tarsus), The Bible- Galations 5:22-23 NIV
  883. When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  Franklin D. Roosevelt, quoted Kansas City Star, June 5, 1977
  884. When there are monsters there are miracles.    Ogden Nash
  885. When he stood up, it was a very complicated motion. If the deck chairs on the Ship to the Sea of Night had opened up, they would have done so like that. It was like he was unfolding himself forever.                Neil Gaiman, Good Omens
  886. Look for the ridiculous in everything and you will find it.                Jules Renard
  887. Any transition serious enough to alter your definition of self will require not just small adjustments in your way of living and thinking but a full-on metamorphosis.    Martha Beck, O Magazine, Growing Wings, January 2004
  888. You can take from every experience what it has to offer you. And you cannot be defeated if you just keep taking one breath followed by another.       Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, What I Know For Sure, January 2004
  889. That consciousness is everything and that all things begin with a thought. That we are responsible for our own fate, we reap what we sow, we get what we give, we pull in what we put out. I know these things for sure.          Madonna, O Magazine, January 2004
  890. We shall show mercy, but we shall not ask for it.               Sir Winston Churchill, speech in the House of Commons, July 14, 1940
  891. We learn and grow and are transformed not so much by what we do but by why and how we do it.         Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004…………….. Encouraging Quotes
  892. Each decision we make, each action we take, is born out of an intention.              Sharon Salzberg, O Magazine, The Power of Intention, January 2004
  893. How we treasure (and admire) the people who acknowledge us!             Julie Morgenstern, O Magazine, Belatedly Yours, January 2004
  894. Let your light shine. Shine within you so that it can shine on someone else. Let your light shine. Oprah Winfrey, O Magazine, January 2004
  895. Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.       Kathleen Norris, O Magazine, January 2004
  896. Change, when it comes, cracks everything open.              Dorothy Allison, O Magazine, January 2004
  897. We shall not fail or falter; we shall not weaken or tire…Give us the tools and we will finish the job.           Sir Winston Churchill, BBC radio broadcast, Feb 9, 1941
  898. I think people want their illusions and writers are mostly illusion. When you read their words, you read a flattened, incomplete version of the writer.             Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 05, 2004
  899. I have been truthful all along the way. The truth is more interesting, and if you tell the truth you never have to cover your tracks.   Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 04, 2004
  900. Sometimes its good to contrast what you like with something else. It makes you appreciate it even more.            Darby Conley, Get Fuzzy, 2001
  901. The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.              Franklin D. Roosevelt, message for Jefferson Day, April 13, 1945
  902. Living is having ups and downs and sharing them with friends.    Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Prehistoric Ice Man, 1999
  903. The mellow sweetness of pumpkin pie off a prison spoon is something you will never forget.     Mitchell Burgess, Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992
  904. I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell. Harry S Truman, quoted by Time, June 9, 1975
  905. The law is not so much carved in stone as it is written in water, flowing in and out with the tide. Jeff Melvoin, Northern Exposure, Crime and Punishment, 1992……………… Encouraging Quotes
  906. Sometimes love will pick you up by the short hairs…and jerk the heck out of you.             Denise Dobbs, Northern Exposure, Survival of the Species, 1993
  907. Good food ends with good talk.                Geoffrey Neighor, Northern Exposure, Duets, 1993
  908. Real meaningful endeavours, the biggies in human existence, often require the sacrifice of others.         Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights, 1993
  909. Words calculated to catch everyone may catch no one.  Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., speech to Democratic National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, July 21, 1952
  910. A person has three choices in life. You can swim against the tide and get exhausted, or you can tread water and let the tide sweep you away, or you can swim with the tide, and let it take you where it wants you to go.     Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Northern Lights, 1993
  911. Trees like to have kids climb on them, but trees are much bigger than we are, and much more forgiving.               Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, Old Tree, 1993
  912. I don?t really do New Year?s resolutions because I don?t think you should have to wait until December to start working on how to change yourself. I think if you?ve got a problem, you need to fix it now.                Clay Aiken
  913. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.                Jackie Robinson, baseball player…………. Encouraging Quotes
  914. Working with children with autism has provided me with an opportunity to see the world in a different way. I see them strive to overcome obstacles and persevere, and learn to persevere myself. They are my inspiration.     Clay Aiken
  915. People feel comfortable around someone who is comfortable with himself.       Clay Aiken, Teen People
  916. Man does not live by words alone, despite the fact that sometimes he has to eat them.                Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., quoted by Human Behavior, May 1978
  917. I am more and more convinced that our happiness depends more on how we meet the events in our lives, than on those events themselves.        Alexander Humboldt
  918. Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader and fuller life.      W. E. B. Du Bois, last message to the world, 1957
  919. Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.               Dean Koontz, Watchers
  920. You can complain because roses have thorns, or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.       Ziggy Marley
  921. No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.     Helen Keller
  922. Character can not be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.               Helen Keller
  923. It often happens that the real tragedies in life occur in such an inarticulate manner that they hurt one by their crude violence, their absolute incoherence, their absurd want of meaning, their entire lack of style.    oscar wilde, Quoted in Ellmann
  924. An envious heart makes a treacherous ear.         Zora Neale Hurston, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”……………. Encouraging Quotes
  925. In the career of glory one gains many things; the gout and medals, a pension and rheumatism….And also frozen feet, an arm or leg the less, a bullet lodged between two bones which the surgeon cannot extract….all of these fatigues experienced in your youth, you pay for when you grow old. Because one has suffered in years gone by, it is necessary to suffer more, which does not seem exactly fair.  Elzear Blaze, La Vie Militaire
  926. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly… it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as Freedom should not be highly rated.        Thomas Paine
  927. Arbeit macht frei. (Work sets you free).                Major Rudolph Hoss, Auschwitz Gate
  928. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.            Miss Piggy
  929. Crash programs fail because they are based on the theory that, with nine women pregnant, you can get a baby a month.                Wernher Von Braun
  930. Music–the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.   Ludwig van Beethoven
  931. We are what we love, not what loves us.              Charlie Kaufman, Adaptation
  932. I know you have come to kill me. Shoot, coward! You are only going to kill a man.             Che Guevara, His last words, spoken to his assassin.
  933. The most profound statements are often said in silence.              Lynn Johnston, For Better or For Worse, 01-15-04
  934. Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.       Edgar Allen Poe…………. Encouraging Quotes
  935. My vigor, vitality, and cheek repel me. I am the kind of woman I would run from.             Nancy Astor
  936. Democracy is not meant to be efficient, it is meant to be fair.     Mario Cuomo
  937. All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality.         Martin Luther King Jr.
  938. Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time; the need for mankind to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Mankind must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.     Martin Luther King Jr., December 11, 1964
  939. The hope of a secure and livable world lies with disciplined nonconformists who are dedicated to justice, peace and brotherhood.    Martin Luther King Jr., “Strength to Love”
  940. Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for – in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it.            Ellen Goodman………….. Encouraging Quotes
  941. Loneliness is the human condition. No one is ever going to fill that space. The best thing you can do it to know yourself… know what you want.    Janet Fitch, “White Oleander”
  942. Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children           William Makepeace Thackeray, Vanity Fair
  943. I have an idea that some men are born out of their due place. Accident has cast them amid certain surroundings, but they have always a nostalgia for a home they know not. They are strangers at their birthplace, and the leafy lanes they have known from childhood or the populous streets in which they have played, remain but a place of passage. They may spend their whole lives aliens among their kindred and remain aloof among the only scenes they have ever knows. Perhaps it is this sense of strangeness that sends men far and wide in the search for something permanent, to which they may attach themselves. Perhaps some deep-rooted atavism urges the wanderer back to lands which his ancestors left in the dim beginnings of history. Sometimes a man hits upon a place to which he mysteriously feels that he belongs. Here is the home he sought, and he will settle amid scenes that he has never seen before, among men he has never known, as though they were familiar to him from his birth. Here at last he finds rest.      W. Somerset Maugham
  944. To feel the right emotions is fully as important as to hold the right ideas, and the great service of religion is the development of the right emotions.       Geoffrey Parsons
  945. The only reward of virtue is virtue; the only way to have a friend is to be one.    Ralph Waldo Emerson
  946. I look upon the whole world as my fatherland, and every war has to me the horror of a family fued.        Helen Keller
  947. Yes, I have cherished my “demagogue” role. I know that societies often have killed the people who have helped to change those societies. And if I can die having bought any light, having exposed any meaningful truth that will help to destroy the racist cancer that is maligant in the body of America – then, all of the credit is due to Allah. Only the mistakes have been mine.    “Malcom X” ( 1964), The Atobiograghy of Malcom X…………… Encouraging Quotes
  948. I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.        Adlai E. Stevenson Jr., retort to a heckler asking him to state his beliefs, Time, November 1, 1963
  949. Hobbies cost money but interests are free.         George Carlin, George Carlin: You Are All Diseased
  950. You are free, and that is why you are lost.            Franz Kafka
  951. Ya know, if you treat every comic the way you treated me tonight, You would never see a bad show.     Buddy Hackett
  952. Tell no one the secret that you want to keep, although he may be worthy of confidence; for no one will be so careful of your secret as yourself. Saadi, On the Duties of Society
  953. He that has acquired learning and nor practised what he has learnt, is like a man who ploughs but sows no seed.                Saadi, On the Duties of Society
  954. Better hold the hand for coin, though small, Than lose, for one half a dang, it all.               Saadi, On the Excellence of Contentment
  955. When you have to kill a man, it costs nothing to be polite.            Sir Winston Churchill, (1874-1965)
  956. And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.                Bible, Isaiah 32:17
  957. I knew I belonged to the public and to the world, not because I was talented or even beautiful, but because I had never belonged to anything or anyone else.    Marilyn Monroe
  958. I know three things will never be believed-the true, the probable, and the logical.           John Steinbeck, The Winter of our Discontent, chapter 2
  959. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle may not grow. Frances Hodgson Burnett
  960. The fool wonders, the wise man asks.    Benjamin Disraeli
  961. Perfection is the enemy of the good.     Gustave Flaubert
  962. The only excuse for creating something useless is that one admires it intensely.                Oscar Wilde, Foreward, The Picture of Dorian gray
  963. We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.      William Ralph Inge
  964. Too many people overvalue what they are, and undervalue what they are not. Malcolm Forbes……….. Encouraging Quotes
  965. Actuated by the most glorious cause that mankind ever fought in, I am determined to defend this post to the very last extremity.           Colonel Morgan, In response to the British  demand of the surrender of Fort Washington
  966. There is more stupidity then hydrogen in the universe and it has a longer shelf life.         Frank Zappa
  967. Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. And man can be as big as he wants. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.              John F. Kennedy, speech at The American University, Washington, D.C., June 10, 1963
  968. A man who is careful with his palate is not likely to be careless with his paragraphs.          Clifton Fadiman
  969. There is nothing remarkable about it, all one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.                J. S . Bach
  970. A peacock who rests on its feathers is just another turkey.          Dolly Parton
  971. It takes a lot of money to look as cheap as I do.  Dolly Parton
  972. If Love be rough with you, be rough with Love, prick Love for pricking, and you beat Love down.               William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, Act 1, Scene 2
  973. Every person, all the events of your life, are there because you have drawn them there. What you choose to do with them is up to you.       Richard Bach
  974. I want to go on living even after my death,<br> And therefore I am grateful to God<br> For giving this gift?<br> Of expressing all that is in me.          Ann Frank, Diary of Ann Frank
  975. What really keeps me going is the constant belief that it could all disappear tomorrow.  Phil Donahue
  976. To be great is to be misunderstood.        Ralph Waldo Emerson
  977. Imitation is suicide.         Ralph Waldo Emerson
  978. If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.   Sigmund Freud, his essay on war & death
  979. Happines is like mercury. Hard to hold, and when we drop it, it shatters into a million pieces. Maybe the bravest of all are those who have the courage to reach for it again.             Mary Higgins Clark, Kitchen Privileges, A Memoir
  980. I was born modest. Not all over, but in spots.     Mark Twain
  981. We live in a society of victimization, where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves.                Marilyn Manson
  982. So long as there are men there will be wars.       Albert Einstein
  983. Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.  Henry Kissinger, Wilson Library Bulletin, March 1979………. Encouraging Quotes
  984. The problem most people have with resisting temptation is that they never really want to discourage it altogether.                Steve Martini
  985. Poetry is an art, and chief of the fine arts; the easiest to dabble in, the hardest to reach true perfection.               E.C. Stedman
  986. People don?t want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown.     Chuck Palahniuk
  987. Someone bent on suicide won?t have much sense of humour left.          Chuck Palahniuk
  988. Society has traditionally always tried to find scapegoats for its problems. Well, here I am.              Marilyn Manson
  989. Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.             Harlan Ellison, “Paladin of the Lost Hour”
  990. Men want the same thing from women that they want from their underwear… a little support, comfort, and freedom.                Jerry Seinfeld
  991. You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.      Indira Gandhi, quoted by Christian Science Monitor, May 17, 1982…………. Encouraging Quotes
  992. A man who works beyond the surface of things,though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.                Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry Into The Sublime and Beautiful
  993. One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work, pleasure in its result, and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.      Albert Einstein
  994. Propose to any englishman any principle, or any instrument, however admirable, and you will observe that the whole effort of the english mind is directed to find a difficulty, defect or an impossibility in it.   Charles Babbage
  995. It has just been twenty-three years since I began to wander. In the next twenty-three years I wonder if there will come a time when life is no longer a wonderful adventure; when there is not some interesting experience in things or personalities waiting just around the corner. If that time does come, I hope that my release will be swift.             Roy Chapman Andrews, Ends of the Earth, 1929
  996. What we think about, expands.                Marc Allen, Interview with Michael Toms
  997. Within every adversity is an equal or greater opportunity.            Napoleon Hill
  998. We have so much time and so little to do. Strike that, reverse it.               Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory…………. Encouraging Quotes
  999. I am not one of those who in expressing opinions confine themselves to facts.  Mark Twain, Wearing White Clothes speech, 1907
  1000. Sane and intelligent human beings are like all other human beings, and carefully and cautiously and diligently conceal their private real opinions from the world and give out fictitious ones in their stead for general consumption.                Mark Twain, Mark Twain In Eruption
  1001. Our opinions do not really blossom into fruition until we have expressed them to someone else.              Mark Twain, quoted in Mark Twain and I, Opie Read, 1940
  1002. Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.             Don Wood
  1003. Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.              Hyman Rickover
  1004. Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.               Colin Powell
  1005. The only way most people recognize their limits is by trespassing on them.          Tom Morris
  1006. Love is the big booming beat which covers up the noise of hate.               Margaret Cho, weblog,  01-15-04
  1007. Ugly. Is irrelevant. It is an immeasurable insult to a woman, and then supposedly the worst crime you can commit as a woman. But ugly, as beautiful, is an illusion.        Margaret Cho, weblog,  01-27-04
  1008. Thankfully, beauty is easier to remove than apply, and a swipe of demaquillage in the right direction and you are you once again.    Margaret Cho, weblog,  01-27-04
  1009. Politics has less to do with where you live than where your heart is.        Margaret Cho, weblog,  01-18-04
  1010. This is the challenge of writing. You have to be very emotionally engaged in what you?re doing, or it comes out flat. You can?t fake your way through this.            Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, January 29, 2004
  1011. He who cannot be a good follower cannot be a good leader.       Aristotle
  1012. The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning anf a good ending; and have the two as close together as possible.                George Burns
  1013. When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.        Elayne Boosler
  1014. Find out who you are and do it on purpose.         Dolly Parton
  1015. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.           Aristotle……………. Encouraging Quotes
  1016. The stage is not merely the meeting place of all the arts, but is also the return of art to life.          Oscar Wilde
  1017. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antione de St. Exupery, The Little Prince
  1018. Fail, fail again, fail better.              Samuel Beckett
  1019. For no phase of life, whether public or private, whether in business or in the home, whether one is working on what concerns oneself alone or dealing with another, can be without its moral duty; on the discharge of such duties depends all that is morally right, and on their neglect all that is morally wrong in life.                Marcus Tullius Cicero, On Duties I
  1020. Women are always being tested…but ultimately, each of us has to define who we are individually and then do the very best job we can to grow into it. Hillary Rodham Clinton
  1021. We all use our imagination every day. However, most of us are unaware that what we envision affects every cell of our bodies and every aspect of our performance.    Marilyn King ……….. encouraging quotes for men
  1022. If one asks for success and prepares for failure, he will get the situation he has prepared for.      Florence Scovel Shinn
  1023. It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start.            Mother Teresa
  1024. Fill your mind with the meaningless stimuli of a world preoccupied with meaningless things, and it will not be easy to feel peace in your heart.       Marianne Williamson
  1025. Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.     Helen Keller
  1026. It is amazing that our souls — our eternal essences, with all their hopes an dreams and visions of an eternal world — are contained within these temporal bodies.              Marion Woodman
  1027. Everything in your world is created by what you think.   Oprah Winfrey
  1028. One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.       Iris Murdoch
  1029. Whenever you take a step forward you are bound to disturb something. You disturb the air as you go forward, you disturb the dust, the ground.     Indira Ghandi
  1030. Every small, positive change we make in ourselves repays us in confidence in the future.              Alice Walker
  1031. Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back; a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country.  Anais Nin
  1032. Instead of thinking about where you are, think about where you want to be. It takes twenty years of hard work to become an overnight success.     Diana Rankin
  1033. Great champions have an enormous sense of pride. The people who excel are those who are driven to show the world and prove to themselves just how good they are.     Nancy Lopez …………. encouraging quotes for men
  1034. I think all great innovations are built on rejections.           Louise Nevelson
  1035. If you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.               Anne Morrow Lindbergh
  1036. The fullness of life is in the hazards of life.            Edith Hamilton
  1037. I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new gods waiting there, with divine patience — and laughter.                Susan M. Watkins
  1038. Perseverance and audacity generally win.            Dorothee Deluzy
  1039. Never underestimate the power of passion.       Eve Sawyer
  1040. Courage is fear that has said its prayers.                Dorothy Bernard
  1041. Learn to get in touch with the silence within yourself and know that everything in this life has a purpose. There are no mistakes, no coincidences, all events are blessings given to us to learn from.       Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross
  1042. God loves the world through us.               Mother Theresa
  1043. Filling a bookcase is like gathering a social circle. May Lamberton Becker
  1044. As long as we focus on the outside, there will always be that empty, hungry, lost place inside that needs to be filled.                Shakti Gawain
  1045. Sow and act and you reap a habit; sow a habit and you reap a character; sow a character and you reap destiny.  Frances E. Willard
  1046. Limited expectations yield only limited results.  Susan Laurson Willig
  1047. Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.      Germaine Greer
  1048. Unless I am what I am and feel what I feel — as hard as I can and as honestly and truly as I can — then I am nothing.                Elizabeth Janeway
  1049. Dreams come a size too big so that we may grow into them.       Josie Bisset
  1050. Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices – just recognize them.  Edward R. Murrow, television broadcast, December 31, 1955
  1051. If you are not afraid of the voices inside you, you will not fear the critics outside you.      Natalie Goldberg
  1052. If the belief [in Christianity] did not make us happy, it would not be believed: how little it must then be worth!  Friedrich Nietzsche, “Human, All Too Human” page 87, #120. …………. encouraging quotes for men
  1053. The reward for doing right is mostly an internal phenomenon: self-respect, dignity, integrity, and self- esteem. Dr. Laura Schlessinger
  1054. The power of the mind is an incredible thing, one that can never be underestimated.     Mia Hamm
  1055. When nothing is sure, everything is possible.      Margaret Drabble
  1056. Luck? Sure. But only after long practice and only with the ability to think under pressure.              Babe Didrikson
  1057. Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blowwom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.              Frances Watkins Harper
  1058. When we are chafed and fretted by small cares, a look at the stars will show us the littleness of our own intersts.                Mara Mitchell
  1059. We must believe in ourselves or no one else will believe in us; we must match our aspirations with the competence, courage, and determination to succeed.               Rosalind Sussman Yalow
  1060. I believe that a worthwhile life is defined by a kind of spiritual journey and a sense of obligation.              Hillary Rodham Clinton
  1061. Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can – – and surely will at times — fail. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.      Dr. Joyce Brothers
  1062. What we say and what we do ultimately comes back to us so let us own our responsibility, place it in our hands, and carry it with dignity and strength.            Gloria Anzaldua
  1063. Women are the glue that hold our day-to-day world together.   Anna Quindlen
  1064. The excellent becomes the permanent.                Jane Adams
  1065. Self-esteem is something you have to earn! The only way to achieve self-esteem is to work hard. People have an obligation to live up to their potential.    Bette Midler ……… encouraging quotes for men
  1066. Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.              Helen Keller
  1067. Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth.   Susan L. Taylor
  1068. The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.            Martina Navratilova
  1069. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Susan Jeffers
  1070. My mother drew a distinction between achievement and success. She said that achievement is the knowledge that you have studied and worked hard and done the best that is in you. Success is being praised by others. That is nice but not as important or satisfying. Always aim for achievement and forget about success.  Helen Hayes
  1071. Learning is not attained by chance. It must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.        Abigail Adams
  1072. Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey!             Barbara Hoffman
  1073. I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.       Abraham Lincoln, speech in Washington D.C., 1865
  1074. Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do — can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do.     Barbara Sher
  1075. I have no riches but my thoughts. Yet these are wealth enough for me. Sara Teasdale
  1076. Increase your personal power through positive and powerful communication. Recognize and eliminate negative self talk.                Caterina Rando
  1077. You are the product of your own brainstorm.     Rosemary Konner Steinbaum
  1078. We ust find our duties in what comes to us, not in what might have been.            George Eliot
  1079. Grab the broom of anger and drive off the beast of fear.              Zora Neale Hurston
  1080. He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.               Selma Lagerloef
  1081. Action indeed is the sole medium of expression for ethics.          Jane Addams
  1082. The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of an endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.           Robyn Davidson
  1083. I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!        Tom Lehrer ……… encouraging quotes for men
  1084. The difficulty in life is the choice.              George Moore, The Bending of the Bough, [1900], act IV
  1085. No man is defeated without until he is defeated within.                Eleanor Roosevelt
  1086. Nothing makes a woman more beautiful than the belief that she is beautiful.     Sophia Loren
  1087. People who keep journals have life twice.           Jessamyn West
  1088. You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an inner exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.    Sheilah Graham
  1089. Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel.       Mary Astor
  1090. Goals are dreams with deadlines.             Diana Scharf Hunt
  1091. War is one of the scourges with which it has pleased God to afflict men.                Cardinal Richelieu
  1092. Self-trust, we know, is the first secret of success.             Lady Wilde
  1093. Once conform, once do what other people do because they do it, and a lethargy steals over all the finer nerves and faculties of the soul.       Virginia Woolf
  1094. Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work. Rita Mae Brown
  1095. The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line.         Joanne Field
  1096. I am the only truth I know.          Jean Rhys
  1097. Wisdom is harder to DO than it is to know.           Yula Moses
  1098. All that is really necessary for survival of the fittest, it seems, is an interest in life, good, bad, or peculiar.               Grace Paley
  1099. If you do nothing unexpected, nothing unexpected happens.    Fay Weldon
  1100. Sometimes you gotta create what you want to be a part of.        Geri Weitzman
  1101. How do they who think they are unhappy differ from they who actually are?      Countess Diane
  1102. The personal, if it is deep enough, becomes universal, mythical, symbolic.            Anais Nin ……….. encouraging quotes for men
  1103. If God had wanted us to think just with our wombs, why did He give us a brain?                Claire Boothe Luce
  1104. Everything has its wonders, even darkness and silence, and I learn, whatever state I am in, therein to be content.                Helen Keller
  1105. It would be ridiculous to talk of male and female atmospheres, male and female springs or rains, male and female sunshine….How much more ridiculous is it in relation to mind, to soul, to thought, where there is as undeniably no such thing as sex…    Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  1106. When people ask me why I am running as a woman, I always answer, “What choice do I have?”                Pat Schroeder
  1107. We have a hunger of the mind which asks for knowledge of all around us; and the more we gain, the more is our desire. The more we see, the more we are capable of seeing.   Maria Mitchell
  1108. Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping-stone to greatness.  Oprah Winfrey
  1109. I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of ME.                Shirley MacLaine
  1110. Ethics is not definable, is not implementable, because it is not conscious; it involves not only our thinking, but also our feeling. Valdemar W. Setzer
  1111. The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are for loving in the present.        Barbara de Angelis
  1112. The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing.     Jack Kerouac, On the Road
  1113. Music expresses that which cannot remain silent and that which cannot be put into words.         Victor Hugo ……….. encouraging quotes for men
  1114. Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.          Robert Frost
  1115. Has not Nature proved, in giving us the strength necessary to submit them to our desires, that we have the right to do so?                Marquis de Sade, Aline et Valcour
  1116. About foxhunting: The unspeakable chasing the uneatable.        Oscar Wilde
  1117. If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.             Isaac Newton
  1118. You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.               Kahlil Gibran
  1119. The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual — when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions — it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.         Isaac Bashevis Singer
  1120. A pleasure is not full grown until it is remembered.          C. S. Lewis
  1121. Heaven is full of answers to prayer for which no one bothered to ask.    Billy Graham
  1122. To be blind is bad, but worse is to have eyes and not see.             Hellen Keller
  1123. Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn?t mean he lacks vision.          Stevie Wonder
  1124. Everything you do or say is public relations.         Unknown
  1125. There are no whole truths; all truths are half- truths. It is trying to treat them as whole truths that plays the devil.                Alfred North Whitehead
  1126. The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him.               Henry Stimson
  1127. Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. Bertrand Russell …………. encouraging quotes for men
  1128. The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.          Bertrand Russell
  1129. The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.   Nicholas Butler
  1130. The greatest challenge to any thinker is stating the problem in a way that will allow a solution.    Bertrand Russell
  1131. Live to learn… forget… and learn again. Brian
  1132. If people never did silly things, nothing intelligent would ever get done.                Ludwig Wittgenstein
  1133. Art is science made clear.             Jean Cocteau
  1134. There are two motives for reading a book: one, that you enjoy it; the other, that you can boast about it.               Bertrand Russell
  1135. Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.             Christopher Morley
  1136. Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.         Bertrand Russell
  1137. To believe is to know you believe, and to know you believe is not to believe.      Jean-Paul Sartre
  1138. If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence.     Bertrand Russell
  1139. All men are in some degree impressed by the face of the world; some men even to delight. This love of beauty is taste. Others have the same love in such success that, not content with admiring, they seek to embody it in new forms. The creation of beauty is art.               Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1140. Talking with you is sort of the conversational equivalent of an out of body experience.  Calvin & Hobbes ………. encouraging quotes for men
  1141. We immediately become more effective when we decide to change ourselves rather than asking things to change for us.                Stephen Covey
  1142. We are never late. We arrive precisely when we mean to.           J. R. R Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
  1143. I have never seen the slightest scientific proof of the religious idea of heaven and hell, of future life for individuals, or of a personal God.   Thomas A. Edison
  1144. The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.             Maria Edgeworth
  1145. Honest differences of opinion should never be permitted to destroy a friendship.           Chiam Potok, The Chosen
  1146. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.          Benjamin Franklin
  1147. Young cat, if you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you would learn! The most wonderful stuff!            Dr. Seuss, Seuss-isms
  1148. Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed: for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.      Sir Francis Bacon …………. encouraging quotes for women
  1149. Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace!<br> Where there is hatred let me sow love;<br> Where there is injury, pardon;<br> Where there is doubt, faith;<br> Where there is despair, hope;<br> Where there is darkness, light;<br> Where there is sadness, joy.      Saint Francis of Assisi, “Prayer of St Francis” (attributed)
  1150. If man could have half his wishes, he would double his troubles.               Ben Franklin
  1151. Knowing is half the battle.           GI Joe
  1152. What a time experiences as evil, is usually an untimely echo of what was formerly experienced as good–the atavism of a more ancient ideal.         Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
  1153. One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.            Oscar Wilde
  1154. Some people are that – more than a parent, more than a role model, more than anything less than a religion.     Margaret Cho, weblog,  05-04-04
  1155. I call architecture frozen music. Goethe
  1156. There is no one, no matter how wise he is, who has not in his youth said things or done things that are so unpleasant to recall in later life that he would expunge them entirely from his memory if that were possible.  Marcel Proust
  1157. When something that honest is said it usually needs a few minutes of silence to dissipate.           Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
  1158. Having a holiday weekend without a family member felt like putting on a sweater that had an extra arm.              Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
  1159. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.          George Bernard Shaw
  1160. When you live in Texas, every single time you see snow it?s magical.      Pamela Ribon, Why Girls Are Weird, 2003
  1161. It would be absurd if we did not understand both angels and devils, since we invented them.    John Steinbeck, East of Eden, Chapter 13, Part II
  1162. It is a primitive form of thought that things exist or do not exist.                Sir Arthur Eddington…………. encouraging quotes for women
  1163. Like dear St. Francis of Assisi I am wedded to Poverty: but in my case the marriage is not a success.          Oscar Wilde, , in a letter to his friend, Frances Forbes-Robertson, who had invited him to her wedding in London, but Wilde was
  1164. If you want to make good use of your time, you?ve got to know what?s most important and then give it all you?ve got.                Lee Iacocca
  1165. It is never too late to be what you might have been.       George Eliot
  1166. I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can?t see from the centre.              Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  1167. Most people dread finding out when they come to die that they have never really lived.              Henry David Thoreau
  1168. I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.                Albert Einstein
  1169. Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes… but no plans.              Peter Drucker
  1170. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.  T. S. Eliot …………. encouraging quotes for women
  1171. Don?t think you are paying me some kind of tribute if you let my death become the great event of your life. The best tribute you can pay me as a mother is to go on and have a good and fulfilling life. Enjoy what you have. Andrew Soloman, ?The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression?, comments from his mother shortly before her suicide
  1172. I?d like to be the person I could have been but never was.          George Bernard Shaw, when asked on his deathbed, ?What would you do if you could live your life over again?
  1173. I believe that its most important function is in the formation of attachment. If we did not suffer enough loss to fear it, we could not love intensely.              Andrew Soloman, ?The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression?, on his belief that grief is profoundly important for the human cond
  1174. I have lost the half of myself ? a soul for which mine was made.                Voltaire
  1175. Some people walk in the rain? others just get wet?         Roger Miller
  1176. True life is lived when tiny changes occur.            Leo Tolstoy
  1177. Nurture your mind with great thoughts for you will never go any higher than what you think.     Benjamin Disraeli
  1178. The past is but the beginning of a beginning.       H. G. Wells
  1179. Too low they build, who build beneath the stars.              Edward Young
  1180. Speak the truth, but leave immediately after.    Slovenian Proverb
  1181. it?s when the sun shines the brightest that our shadows appear the biggest.      Robin Sharma, The Saint The Surfer and the CEO
  1182. There is only one thing that I dread: not to be worthy of my sufferings. Fyodor Dostoevski
  1183. Our lives are like the course of the sun. At the darkest moment there is promise of daylight.       The London Times………… encouraging quotes for women
  1184. The world isn?t interested in the storms you encountered, but whether or not you brought in the ship.                Raul Armesto
  1185. Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.          Albert Camus
  1186. Before you were conceived I wanted you. Before you were born I loved you. Before you were here an hour I would die for you. This is the miracle of life.    Maureen Hawkins
  1187. Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.           Miguel de Cervantes
  1188. I violated the Noah rule: Predicting rain doesn?t count; building arks does.           Warren Buffett
  1189. If you have a harem of 40 women, you never get to know any of them very well.             Warren Buffett
  1190. It?s only when the tide goes out that you discover who?s been swimming naked.            Warren Buffett
  1191. Imagination is more important than knowledge.               Albert Einstein
  1192. A life spent in making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing.    George Bernard Shaw
  1193. Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.    Marcus Aurelius…….. encouraging quotes for women
  1194. Man, unlike the animals, has never learned that the sole purpose of life is to enjoy it.    Samuel Butler
  1195. To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance. Oscar Wilde
  1196. Time you enjoy wasting is not wasted.   John Lennon
  1197. Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact.        William James
  1198. It helps to write down half a dozen things which are worrying me. Two of them, say, disappear; about two, nothing can be done, so it?s no use worrying, and two perhaps can be settled. Sir Winston Churchill
  1199. To write it, it took three months; to conceive it ? three minutes; to collect the data in it ? all my life.         F. Scott Fitzgerald
  1200. If I know what love is, it is because of you.           Herman Hesse
  1201. We don?t see the end of the tunnel but I must say I don?t think it is darker than it was a year ago, and in some ways lighter.                John F. Kennedy, speech in 1962
  1202. We can do no great things; only small things with great love.       Mother Teresa
  1203. There are many in the world dying for a piece of bread, but there are many more dying for a little love. Mother Teresa
  1204. No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.                Samuel Johnson………… encouraging quotes for women
  1205. Parents can only advise their children or point them in the right direction. Ultimately people shape their own characters.                Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl
  1206. Until and unless you discover that money is the root of all good, you ask for your own destruction. When money ceases to become the means by which men deal with one another, then men become the tools of other men. Blood, whips and guns–or dollars. Take your choice–there is no other.     Ayn Rand
  1207. The more you suffer , the more you show you really care.            The Offspring, Smash
  1208. Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.              Elias Schwartz
  1209. A great many people think they are thinking when they are really rearranging their prejudices.  Edward R. Murrow
  1210. Science is nothing but developed perception, interpreted intent, common sense rounded out and minutely articulated.                George Santayana
  1211. The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.        John Stuart Mill, On Liberty ………… encouraging quotes for women
  1212. The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.    Benjamin Disraeli
  1213. Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.       Victor Hugo
  1214. The man who insists on seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides.              Henri-Fr?d?ric Amiel
  1215. When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not.        Mark Twain
  1216. On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.         George Orwell
  1217. Everything you can imagine is real.           Picasso
  1218. We can have facts without thinking but we cannot have thinking without facts. John Dewey
  1219. There is one rule for the industrialist and that is: Make the best quality of goods possible at the lowest cost possible, paying the highest wages possible.        Henry Ford
  1220. Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.      Robert Frost, The Black Cottage
  1221. If the lesser mind could measure the greater as a footrule can measure a pyramid, there would be finality in universal suffrage. As it is, the political problem remains unsolved.              George Bernard Shaw
  1222. A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures. Daniel Webster
  1223. Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.          G. K. Chesterton
  1224. Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.       George Bernard Shaw
  1225. Iron rusts from disuse; water loses its purity from stagnation and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.          Leonardo da Vinci
  1226. Genius might be described as a supreme capacity for getting its possessors into trouble of all kinds.        Samuel Butler
  1227. About the time we think we can make ends meet, somebody moves the ends. Herbert Hoover…..encouraging quotes for women
  1228. The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.             Robert Frost
  1229. Humankind cannot stand very much reality.        T. S. Eliot
  1230. Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.       Margaret Thatcher
  1231. Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence. George F. Will
  1232. To have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.            G. K. Chesterton
  1233. God is a verb.    R. Buckminster Fuller
  1234. Learning is not compulsory… neither is survival.                W. Edwards Deming
  1235. The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.      Sophocles
  1236. The glory of great men should always be measured by the means they have used to acquire it. Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  1237. Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.             Malcolm Forbes
  1238. The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.      Mark Twain
  1239. Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.            John Steinbeck
  1240. So convenient a thing it is to be a reasonable creature, since it enables one to find or make a reason for everything one has a mind to do.     Benjamin Franklin ………… encouraging quotes for women
  1241. I am patient with stupidity but not with those who are proud of it.           Edith Sitwell
  1242. We are what we pretend to be, but we better be very careful what we pretend.              Kurt Vonnegut
  1243. What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say.     Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1244. And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.        Jerry Chin
  1245. If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must Man be of learning from experience.                George Bernard Shaw
  1246. The intelligent man is one who has successfully fulfilled many accomplishments, and is yet willing to learn more.               Ed Parker
  1247. We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex–but Congress can.   Cullen Hightower
  1248. Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.           Arthur C. Clarke
  1249. A healthy family is sacred territory.          Unknown
  1250. Those who agree with us may not be right, but we admire their astuteness.        Cullen Hightower
  1251. This is patently absurd; but whoever wishes to become a philosopher must learn not to be frightened by absurdities.                Bertrand Russell
  1252. In the part of this universe that we know there is great injustice, and often the good suffer, and often the wicked prosper, and one hardly knows which of those is the more annoying.       Bertrand Russell
  1253. The good life, as I conceive it, is a happy life. I do not mean that if you are good you will be happy – I mean that if you are happy you will be good.                Bertrand Russell
  1254. Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy; but after a war it seems more like astrology.                Rebecca West
  1255. Between the wish and the thing life lies waiting.               Unknown
  1256. The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.     Ursula K. LeGuin
  1257. There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.             Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1258. Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.            Gary Zukav, “The Dancing Wu Li Masters”
  1259. Take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then say it with the utmost levity.       George Bernard Shaw
  1260. Good taste is always an asset.    Rudy Bakalov
  1261. When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.           Thomas Szasz, “The Second Sin”
  1262. There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others, however humble.                Washington Irving
  1263. If you stay in Beverly Hills too long you become a Mercedes.       Robert Redford
  1264. I maintain there is much more wonder in science than in pseudoscience. And in addition, to whatever measure this term has any meaning, science has the additional virtue, and it is not an inconsiderable one, of being true.     Carl Sagan
  1265. Science is facts; just as houses are made of stones, so is science made of facts; but a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.        Henri Poincare
  1266. What the world needs is not dogma but an attitude of scientific inquiry combined with a belief that the torture of millions is not desirable, whether inflicted by Stalin or by a Deity imagined in the likeness of the believer.  Bertrand Russell ………. encouraging quotes for women
  1267. All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.       Anatole France
  1268. No matter how much the cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln
  1269. Science may set limits to knowledge, but should not set limits to imagination.     Bertrand Russell
  1270. Every person takes the limits of their own field of vision for the limits of the world.          Arthur Schopenhauer ……….. short encouraging quotes
  1271. We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.  Stephen Hawking, Der Spiegel, 1989
  1272. You wake me up early in the morning to tell me I am right? Please wait until I am wrong.               Johann von Neumann, on being phoned at 10:00 AM
  1273. Kindness and compassion toward all living things is a mark of a civilized society. Conversely, cruelty, whether it is directed against human beings or against animals, is not the exclusive province of any one culture or community of people. Racism, economic deprival, dog fighting and cock fighting, bull fighting and rodeos are cut from the same fabric: violence. Only when we have become nonviolent toward all life will we have learned to live well ourselves.      Cesar Chavez, letter
  1274. People often say that humans have always eaten animals, as if this is a justification for continuing the practice. According to this logic, we should not try to prevent people from murdering other people, since this has also been done since the earliest of times.              Isaac Bashevis Singer
  1275. Genius without education is like silver in the mine.          Benjamin Franklin
  1276. Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the greatest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer.                Charles Caleb Colton
  1277. I would feel more optimistic about a bright future for man if he spent less time proving that he can outwit Nature and more time tasting her sweetness and respecting her seniority.              E. B. White
  1278. A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.     Jean Paul Richter
  1279. I?m searching through all that has ever been hoped, in praise of what can never be known.        Real Live Preacher, RealLivePreacher.com Weblog, February 13, 2004…….. short encouraging quotes
  1280. Life is not what one lived, but rather what one remembers, and how it is remembered to tell the tale.   Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Vivir para contarla (Living to tell the tale)
  1281. Their plans were improved with the best advice.              J. R. R.Tolkien, The Hobbit
  1282. … I said to myself that growing up really means slowing down.   Siri Hustvedt, What I Loved , pg. 336
  1283. Trust in Allah, but tie your camel.              Old Muslim Proverb
  1284. The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.          Augustine, (AD 354-430)
  1285. The road to true love never did run smooth.       Shakespeare
  1286. A man who works beyond the surface of things, though he may be wrong himself, yet he clears the way for others and may make even his errors subservient to the cause of truth.       Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Inquiry Into The Origins Of The Sublime And Beatiful.
  1287. Of the Seven Deadly Sins, anger is possibly the most fun. To lick your wounds, to smack your lips over grievances long past, to roll over your tongue the prospect of bitter confrontations still to come, to savor to the last toothsome morsel both the pain you are given and the pain you are giving back–in many ways it is a feast fit for a king. The chief drawback is that what you are wolfing down is yourself. The skeleton at the feast is you.           Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
  1288. Envy is the consuming desire to have everybody else as unsuccessful as you are.              Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
  1289. Lust is the craving for salt of a person who is dying of thirst.         Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
  1290. Despair has been called the unforgivable sin–not presumably because God refuses to forgive it but because it despairs of the possibility of being forgiven.               Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking, 1973
  1291. You are the most beautiful girl that has ever lived, and it is worth dying to have kissed you.          Dylan Thomas (1914-1953)
  1292. But no perfection is so absolute, That some impurity doth not pollute.   William Shakespeare, The Rape of Lucrece Ver. 124
  1293. My tongue will tell the anger of mine heart, Or else my heart, concealing it, will break.   William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew
  1294. He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.     William Shakespeare, Taming of the Shrew……… short encouraging quotes
  1295. To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.      Robert Louis Stevenson
  1296. When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. And that is my religion.  Abraham Lincoln
  1297. Just because you love someone doesn?t mean you have to be involved with them. Love is not a bandage to cover wounds.                Hugh Elliott, Standing Room Only weblog,  February 16, 2004
  1298. Plans are worthless, but planning is everything. Dwight D. Eisenhower, A speech to the National Defense Executive Reserve Conference in Washington, DC on Nov. 14, 1957
  1299. Life is a great big canvas; throw all the paint on it you can.             Danny Kaye
  1300. Well-behaved women rarely make history.         Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
  1301. Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well.                Aristotle
  1302. I already gave my best. I have no regrets at all.  William Hung, 2004 American Idol Auditions
  1303. It is a truth universally acknowledged that as soon as one part of your life starts looking up, another falls to pieces.                Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones Diary ………. short encouraging quotes
  1304. Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.            Wilma Rudolph, “Wilma: The Story of Wilma Rudolph”
  1305. Determined people working together can do anything. Jim Casey, Founder of UPS
  1306. Beware the fury of a patient man.           John Dryden
  1307. The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling I have always cultivated.                Oscar Wilde
  1308. We are not sent into the world to air our moral prejudices.          Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray
  1309. Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood.              H. L. Mencken
  1310. A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it.  H. L. Mencken
  1311. The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.     H. L. Mencken
  1312. The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of truth–that the error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to, when it is cured on one error, is usually simply another error, and maybe one worse than the first one.  H. L. Mencken
  1313. For it is mutual trust, even more than mutual interest that holds human associations together. Our friends seldom profit us but they make us feel safe… Marriage is a scheme to accomplish exactly that same end.               H. L. Mencken
  1314. Man is never honestly the fatalist, nor even the stoic. He fights his fate, often desperately. He is forever entering bold exceptions to the rulings of the bench of gods. This fighting, no doubt, makes for human progress, for it favors the strong and the brave. It also makes for beauty, for lesser men try to escape from a hopeless and intolerable world by creating a more lovely one of their own.    H. L. Mencken ……….. short encouraging quotes
  1315. All [zoos] actually offer to the public in return for the taxes spent upon them is a form of idle and witless amusement, compared to which a visit to a penitentiary, or even to a State legislature in session, is informing, stimulating and ennobling.                H. L. Mencken
  1316. Say what you will about the Ten Commandments, you must always come back to the pleasant fact that there are only ten of them.              H. L. Mencken
  1317. Giving every man a vote has no more made men wise and free than Christianity has made them good.  H. L. Mencken
  1318. Platitude: an idea (a) that is admitted to be true by everyone, and (b) that is not true.    H. L. Mencken
  1319. Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.       H. L. Mencken
  1320. Faith may be defined briefly as an illogical belief in the occurrence of the improbable.    H. L. Mencken
  1321. The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind. H. L. Mencken
  1322. A poet more than thirty years old is simply an overgrown child.  H. L. Mencken
  1323. Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase. …The human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.   Frank Herbert, Dune
  1324. I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.    Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, “Dune”
  1325. Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other.  Ann Landers ………. short encouraging quotes
  1326. A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.   Carl Sagan, “Contact”
  1327. Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.   Ralph Waldo Emerson
  1328. If there is a sin against life, it consists perhaps not so much in despairing of life as in hoping for another life and in eluding the implacable grandeur of this life.        Albert Camus
  1329. Old age is the most unexpected of all the things that happen to a man.  Leon Trotsky
  1330. Agnosticism simply means that a man shall not say he knows or believes that for which he has no grounds for professing to believe.                Thomas H. Huxley
  1331. Every great advance in natural knowledge has involved the absolute rejection of authority.         Thomas H. Huxley
  1332. Anarchism is founded on the observation that since few men are wise enough to rule themselves, even fewer are wise enough to rule others.  Edward Abbey ………… encouraging daily quotes
  1333. I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.  Voltaire, (Attributed); originated in “The Friends of Voltaire”, 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
  1334. Liberty is the right to choose. Freedom is the result of the right choice.  Anonymous
  1335. There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.   Pablo Picasso
  1336. What we think, or what we know, or what we believe is, in the end, of little consequence. The only consequence is what we do.  John Ruskin
  1337. Everybody believes in something and everybody, by virtue of the fact that they believe in something, use that something to support their own existence.                Frank Zappa
  1338. Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd.             Voltaire
  1339. Irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.         Thomas H. Huxley
  1340. Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.         Paul Eldridge …….. encouraging daily quotes
  1341. It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.  John Burroughs
  1342. [He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.                Mark Twain
  1343. Most people are bothered by those passages of Scripture they do not understand, but the passages that bother me are those I do understand.  Mark Twain
  1344. It is now quite lawful for a Catholic woman to avoid pregnancy by a resort to mathematics, though she is still forbidden to resort to physics or chemistry.   H. L. Mencken
  1345. There is no passion like that of a functionary for his function.      Georges Clemenceau
  1346. No tyranny is so irksome as petty tyranny: the officious demands of policemen, government clerks, and electromechanical gadgets.               Edward Abbey
  1347. The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons.          Fyodor Dostoevsky
  1348. Civilization is the process of reducing the infinite to the finite.    Oliver Wendell Holmes
  1349. All over the place, from the popular culture to the propaganda system, there is constant pressure to make people feel that they are helpless, that the only role they can have is to ratify decisions and to consume.               Noam Chomsky
  1350. The test of courage comes when we are in the minority. The test of tolerance comes when we are in the majority.                Ralph W. Sockman
  1351. Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.                Marie Curie
  1352. Wisdom is not wisdom when it is derived from books alone.       Horace
  1353. If one has not given everything, one has given nothing. Georges Guynemer
  1354. Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. Lucius Annaeus Seneca ……….. encouraging daily quotes
  1355. A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; <br> an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.     Winston Churchill
  1356. When I say I believe in a square deal i do not mean … to give every man the best hand. If the cards do not come to any man, or if they do come, and he has not got the power to play them, that is his affair. All I mean is that there shall be no crookedness in the dealing.        Theodore Roosevelt
  1357. It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy course; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.       Theodore Roosevelt, Paris, Sorbonne 1910
  1358. I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something I can do.               Edward Everett Hale
  1359. Bisexuality automatically doubles your chances for a date on Saturday night.       Woody Allen ………… encouraging daily quotes
  1360. Objective journalism is one of the main reasons American politics has been allowed to be so corrupt for so long.                Hunter S. Thompson
  1361. There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger
  1362. Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.                George Sheehan
  1363. The sciences do not try to explain, they hardly even try to interpret, they mainly make models. By a model is meant a mathematical construct which, with the addition of certain verbal interpretations, describes observed phenomena. The justification of such a mathematical construct is solely and precisely that it is expected to work. Johann Von Neumann
  1364. And in that line now was a whiskered old man, with a linen cap and a crooked nose, who waited in a place called the Stardust Band Shell to share his part of the secret of heaven: that each affects the other and the other affects the next, and the world is full of stories, but the stories are all one.             Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven ………….. encouraging daily quotes
  1365. Turning and turning in the widening gyre,<br> The falcone cannot hear the falconer;<br> Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold;<br> Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world…         W. B. Yeats, the second coming
  1366. Maybe I wanted to hear it so badly that my ears betrayed my mind in order to secure my heart.               Margaret Cho, weblog,  03-03-04
  1367. A room without books is like a body without a soul.         G. K. Chesterton
  1368. By a curious confusion, many modern critics have passed from the proposition that a masterpiece may be unpopular to the other proposition that unless it is unpopular it cannot be a masterpiece.               G. K. Chesterton
  1369. Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies because they become fashions.      G. K. Chesterton
  1370. I say that a man must be certain of his morality for the simple reason that he has to suffer for it.               G. K. Chesterton
  1371. If there were no God, there would be no Atheists.          G. K. Chesterton
  1372. It is not bigotry to be certain we are right; but it is bigotry to be unable to imagine how we might possibly have gone wrong.                G. K. Chesterton
  1373. The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.                G. K. Chesterton
  1374. There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and the tired man who wants a book to read.                G. K. Chesterton…………. encouraging daily quotes
  1375. I can hire one half of the working class to kill the other half.         Jay Gould
  1376. Boyhood, like measles, is one of those complaints which a man should catch young and have done with, for when it comes in middle life it is apt to be serious.          P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money
  1377. It is not the horse that draws the cart, but the oats.         Russian proverb
  1378. At the age of eleven or thereabouts women acquire a poise and an ability to handle difficult situations which a man, if he is lucky, manages to achieve somewhere in the later seventies.    P. G. Wodehouse, Uneasy Money
  1379. The man who willeth to do well… we should extol his virtues and speak not of his faults behind his back.              Joseph Smith Jr.
  1380. Eventually, there will not be enough prisons if there are not enough good homes.           Neal A. Maxwell
  1381. Gratitude is the memory of the heart.   Saint Mary Euphrasia (Rose Virginie Pelletier)
  1382. When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.    Alexander Graham Bell
  1383. A man has to have a code, a way of life to live by.             John Wayne, the book “My Life With the Duke”
  1384. The noblest of men deserves not the weakest of women.           Carey Bowman…………. encouraging daily quotes
  1385. When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.              Jimi Hendrix
  1386. Remember, the greatest gift is not found in a store nor under a tree, but in the hearts of true friends.   Cindy Lew
  1387. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.                Charles Darwin
  1388. Go, lovely rose!<br> Tell her that wastes her time and me<br> That now she knows,<br> When I resemble her to thee,<br> How sweet and fair she seems to be.               Edmund Waller, Go, Lovely Rose: stanza 1
  1389. When one door of happiness closes another opens; but we often look so long at the closed one that we do not see the one which has opened for us.    Helen Keller, Quote of the day book
  1390. The journey to the cross began long before. As the echo of the crunching of the fruit was still sounding in the garden, Jesus was leaving for Calvary. Max Lucado, “And the Angels were Silent the Final Week of Jesus”
  1391. O generations of men, how I count you as equal with those who live not at all!  Sophocles, Oedpius Rex
  1392. No sun – no moon! No morn – no noon – <br> No dawn – no dusk – no proper time of day. <br> No warmth, no cheerfulness, no healthful ease, <br> No comfortable feel in any member -<br> No shade, no shine, no butterflies, no bees,<br> No fruits, no flowers, no leaves, no birds,<br> November!    Thomas Hood (1799-1845), in the poem  called No! ………….. encouraging daily quotes
  1393. In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry.                Jane Austen, Mansfield Park
  1394. We all know him to be a proud, unpleasant sort of a man; but this would be nothing if you really liked him.          Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  1395. All animals except man know that the ultimate of life is to enjoy it.          Samuel Butler
  1396. “Only a novel”… in short, only some work in which the greatest powers of the mind are displayed, in which the most thorough knowledge of human nature, the happiest delineation of its varieties, the liveliest effusions of wit and humour are conveyed to the world in the best chosen language.               Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
  1397. You have delighted us long enough.        Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  1398. For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbours, and laugh at them in our turn?           Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  1399. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.         Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice
  1400. The ingenuity of the device blinds us to its utter uselessness.     Anonymous British civil servant, “Take Her Deep” by I.J. Galatin, Cdr., US Navy, ret.
  1401. Of course we can keep this going, in principle, forever. In practice we will keel over from exhaustion, boredom, or death.                David Adger, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach …………. encouraging daily quotes
  1402. The dictionary is the only place where success comes before work.         Vince Lombardi
  1403. A leader is a dealer in hope.        Napolean Bonaparte
  1404. Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.             Joe Clark
  1405. Hope arouses, as nothing else can arouse, a passion for the possible.     William Sloane Coffin, http://www.pbs.org/now/society/coffin.html
  1406. The world is too dangerous for anything but truth and too small for anything but love.   William Sloane Coffin, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sloane_Coffin
  1407. Human beings who blind themselves to human need make themselves less human.       William Sloane Coffin, http://www.pbs.org/now/transcript/transcript310_full.html
  1408. When the dignity of one person is denied, all of us are denied.  Hubert Humphrey
  1409. Do you know what friendship is… it is to be brother and sister; two souls which touch without mingling, two fingers on one hand.    Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chapter 13
  1410. The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders.        Edward Abbey (1927 – 1989)
  1411. Washington is like a self-sealing tank on a military aircraft. When a bullet passes through, it closes up.     Dean Acheson (1893 – 1971)
  1412. Oh! love!… That is to be two and to be but one. A man and a woman mingled into one angel. It is heaven.           Victor Hugo, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Chapter 13 …………. encouraging daily quotes
  1413. Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams.     Mary Ellen Kelly
  1414. Opinions alter, manners change, creeds rise and fall, but the moral laws are written on the table of eternity.      Lord Acton
  1415. Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.               Edward Abbey
  1416. May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.          Edward Abbey
  1417. Science can destroy religion by ignoring it as well as by disproving its tenets. No one ever demonstrated, so far as I am aware, the non-existence of Zeus or Thor – but they have few followers now.    Arthur C. Clarke
  1418. It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God-but to create him.    Arthur C. Clarke
  1419. Human judges can show mercy. But against the laws of nature, there is no appeal.          Arthur C. Clarke ………….. encouraging daily quotes
  1420. Noble be man,<br> Helpful and good!<br> For that alone<br> Sets him apart<br> From every other creature<br> On earth.    Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832), from The Divine, 1783
  1421. I never believed in Santa Claus because I knew no white dude would come into my neighborhood after dark.    Dick Gregory
  1422. To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. Bernadette Devlin
  1423. As our own species is in the process of proving, one cannot have superior science and inferior morals. The combination is unstable and self-destroying.     Arthur C. Clarke
  1424. What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it;<br> boldness has genius, power and magic in it.             Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  1425. The function of science fiction is not always to predict the future but sometimes to prevent it.   Frank Herbert
  1426. Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.                Marcus Aurelius
  1427. Try to love someone who you want to hate, because they are just like you, somewhere inside, in a way you may never expect, in a way that resounds so deeply within you that you cannot believe it. Margaret Cho, weblog,  03-11-04
  1428. I love drugs, but I hate hangovers, and the hatred of the hangover wins by a landslide every time.           Margaret Cho, weblog,  10-30-03
  1429. People drain me, even the closest of friends, and I find loneliness to be the best state in the union to live in.      Margaret Cho, weblog,  10-30-03
  1430. Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.          Bob Wells ………… encouraging daily quotes
  1431. I exist as I am, that is enough.    Walt Whitman
  1432. Ultimately nature and events are largely what our imaginations make them out to be.   Jose Vasconcelos
  1433. In the vast reaches of the dry, cold night, thousands of stars were constantly appearing, and their sparkling icicles, loosened at once, began to slip gradually toward the horizon.    Albert Camus
  1434. It is your attitude at the beginning of a task that determines success or failure.  Corrine Dewlow
  1435. To sin by silence when we should protest makes cowards out of men.   Ella Wheeler Wilcox
  1436. This day before dawn I ascended a hill and looked at the crowded heaven.          Walt Whitman
  1437. A little learning is a dangerous thing, but a lot of ignorance is just as bad.               Bob Edwards
  1438. As long as humanity has been human, it has looked toward the heavens and dreamed that some day, some way, there would be giant federal contracts involved.           Dave Barry
  1439. I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from the bow of a ship without ever having felt sorry for itself.     D. H. Lawerence
  1440. Do not be content with showing friendship in words alone, let your heart burn with loving kindness for all who may cross your path.           Abdul Baha,  Paris Talks, p. 15
  1441. If a man has ten good qualities and one bad one, to look at the ten and forget the one, and if a man has ten bad qualities and one good one, to look at the one and forget the ten.             Abdul Baha, Bahai Writings
  1442. The most important principle of divine philosophy is the oneness of the world of humanity, the unity of mankind, the bond conjoining East and West, the tie of love which blends human hearts.    Abdul Baha, April 19, 1912, Earl Hall
  1443. If a person commit a crime against you, have not the right to forgive him; but the law must punish him in order to prevent a repetition of that same crime by others, as the pain of the individual is unimportant beside the general welfare of the people.                Abdul Baha, Paris Talks, p. 154
  1444. It is mathematics that offers the exact natural sciences a certain measure of security which, without mathematics, they could not attain.               Albert Einstein …………….. encouraging daily quotes
  1445. To state a theorem and then to show examples is literally to teach backwards.   E. Kim Nebeuts
  1446. As for everything else, so for mathematical theory: beauty can be perceived but not explained.                Arthur Cayley
  1447. If you think education is expensive, Try Ignorance!!!       Andy McIntyre
  1448. Technical skill is mastery of complexity, while creativity is mastery of simplicity.  Christopher Zeeman
  1449. Politics doesn?t make strange bedfellows–marriage does.          Groucho Marx
  1450. As people do better, they start voting like Republicans- unless they have too much education and vote Democratic, which proves there can be too much of a good thing.  Karl Rove, March 19, 2001
  1451. Go tell the Spartans,<br> Passerby,<br> That here, obedient to their laws,<br> We lie. Simonides, Epitaph for the Spartans who fell at Thermopylae
  1452. The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.           Stephen Hawking

 

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