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At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning. Martin Luther

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Bible, Colossians 3:16

If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. Brendan Behan

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. Brendan Behan

Life is short; live it up. Khrushchev

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. Brendan Behan

Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze. St. Catherine of Sienna

One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen, Emma

Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

How much I love every thing that is decided and open! Jane Austen, Emma

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. Jane Austen, Emma

A woman should never be trusted with money. Jane Austen, The Watsons

The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey

An artist cannot do anything slovenly. Jane Austen, Letter to Cassandra, 25 November 1798

Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown. Jane Austen, Emma

What would the world do without tea? – how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. Sydney Smith

And then, the unspeakable purity and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee. Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey


The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe. Old Russian saying

[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst. Voltaire, Candide

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. George Eliot

Loneliness is a strange gift. E. B. White

From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. Immanuel Kant

Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey

How does the poet transform his banal thoughts (are not most thoughts banal?) into such stunning forms, into beauty? Joyce Carol Oates

Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds–and then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own. Michael Crichton, Prey

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities

There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. Karl Popper

Live simply that others might simply live. Elizabeth Seaton

Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle

One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. Carl Sagan

The problem with intelligent design theory is not that it is false but that it is not falsifiable: Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis. Hence it is not a scientific but a creedal tenet–a matter of faith, unsuited to a public school?s curriculum. George F. Will, Newsweek, July 4, 2005

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