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Suffering is none the less acute and much more lasting when it is put into words. Evelyn Waugh, Work Suspended (1943)

Eh! Je suis leur chef, il fallait bien les suivre.<br> (Ah well! I am their leader, I really ought to follow them.) Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin

The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it. Bill Nye, Interview with Wired.com, April 2005 …………..short inspirational quotes

It is my belief, Watson, founded upon my experience, that the lowest and vilest alleys in London do not present a more dreadful record of sin than does the smiling and beautiful countryside. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes in The Copper Beeches

What can we see, read, acquire, but ourselves. Take the book, my friend, and read your eyes out, you will never find there what I find. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I think it is good that books still exist, but they make me sleepy. Frank Zappa

I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson…………. short inspirational quotes

The one way of tolerating existence is to lose oneself in literature as in a perpetual orgy. Gustave Flaubert

Everything comes to him who waits but a loaned book. Frank McKinney Hubbard

I mean your borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. Charles Lamb

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Common sense is as rare as genius. Ralph Waldo Emerson …………..short inspirational quotes

The voyage of discovery is not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust

Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. Ralph Waldo Emerson

One runs the risk of weeping a little, if one allows himself to be tamed. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince

You are beautiful, but you are empty. One could not die for you. To be sure, an ordinary passerby would think that my rose looked just like you–the rose that belongs to me. But in herself alone she is more important than all the hundreds of you other roses: because it is she that I have watered. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince ……… short inspirational quotes

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You must read, you must persevere, you must sit up nights, you must inquire, and exert the utmost power of your mind. If one way does not lead to the desired meaning, take another; if obstacles arise, then still another; until, if your strength holds out, you will find that clear which at first looked dark. Giovanni Boccaccio, Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001.

I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best Frida Kahlo

Social engaged intellectuals must accept reality as they found it and shape it toward positive social goals, not stand aside in self-righteous isolation. John Dewey

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace. Jimi Hendrix

I think of football as a sport the way ducks think of hunting as a sport. Bill Watterson

Major writing is to say what has been seen, so that it need never be said again. Delmore Schwartz

The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leoardo da Vinci ……….. short inspirational quotes

Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The fox has many tricks. The hedgehog has but one. But that is the best of all. Desiderius Erasmus

Life is the will to power; our natural desire to dominate and reshape the world to fit our own preferences and assert our personal strength to the fullest degree. Friedrich Nietzche

I have sworn upon the altar of God, eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man. Thomas Jefferson ……… short inspirational quotes

Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do, when it ought to be done, whether you like it or not. Thomas H. Huxley

All art is quite useless. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Prologue

Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Mark Twain ……… short inspirational quotes

Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries. Doug Casey, Investment guru; author of “Crisis Investing”

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