Some Favorite Quotes

 

Strength is the capacity to break a chocolate bar into four pieces with your bare hands, and then eat just one of the pieces -Judith Viorst

“Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”  – Mark Twain

“Kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”  – Mark Twain

“It is error only, and not truth, that shrinks from inquiry.”  – Thomas Paine

“The world is my Country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.”              – Thomas Paine

“Suspicion is the companion of mean souls and the bane of all good society.”                         – Thomas Paine

“A long habit of thinking a thing wrong gives it a superficial appearance of being right.”     – Thomas Paine

“Unless a reviewer has the courage to give you unqualified praise, I say ignore the bastard.”   – John Steinbeck

“Quiet people have the loudest minds.”   – Stephen Hawking

You’ll find that life is still worthwhile, if you just smile.” – Charles Chaplin

“Poetry is an echo, asking a shadow to dance.”   –  Carl Sanburg

“Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.”   –  Plutarch

“Poetry is nearer to vital truth than history.”   –  Plato

“Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.” – Lemony Snicket, Horseradish: Bitter Truths you Can’t Avoid

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.”
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery

“In the true sense one’s native land, with its background of tradition, early impressions, reminiscences and other things dear to one, is not enough to make sensitive human beings feel at home.”
– Emma Goldman

“Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.”
– Mark Twain

“Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.”
– Henry David Thoreau

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”
– Albert Einstein

“He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.”
– Albert Einstein

“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism – how passionately I hate them!”
– Albert Einstein

“I want to cultivate the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.”

– Kathe Kollwitz

“Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ship’s captain has to avoid a shipwreck.”
– Guy de Maupassant

‘When Walt Whitman said that who touches this book touches man, I feel that he could have been speaking for me. I like you to open my door the way you open a book, a book that leads into a magic world in your imagination.
– George Whitman

“For sleep, one needs endless depths of blackness to sink into; daylight is too shallow, it will not cover one.”
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Patriotism is a kind of religion; it is the egg from which wars are hatched.”
– Guy de Maupassant

“A good politician is quite as unthinkable as an honest burglar.”
– H. L. Mencken

“A judge is a law student who marks his own examination papers.”
– H. L. Mencken

“A national political campaign is better than the best circus ever heard of, with a mass baptism and a couple of hangings thrown in.”
– H. L. Mencken

“A newspaper is a device for making the ignorant more ignorant and the crazy crazier.”
– H. L. Mencken

6 Responses to Some Favorite Quotes

  1. the quotes we choose reflect what we are, and want to be…

    Mad Jack

  2. passajer says:

    “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Hmm… time to dig out Le Petit Prince again.

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