Random Quotes

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Mathematics, rightly viewed, posses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture.

- Bertrand Russell

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He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.

- Harry Emerson Fosdick

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I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.

- George Bernard Shaw

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The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it.

- Oscar Wilde

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I read part of it all the way through.

- Samuel Goldwyn

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The goal of education is the advancement of knowledge and the dissemination of truth.

- John F. Kennedy

Categorized under Education

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The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late.

- Charles C. Colton

Categorized under Sleep

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Forgiveness is better than revenge, for forgiveness is the sign of a gentle nature, but revenge is the sign of a savage nature.

- Epictetus

Categorized under Forgiveness

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Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul.
And sings the tune
Without the words,
and never stops at all.

- Emily Dickinson

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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

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I must be cruel, only to be kind:
Thus bad begins, and worse remains behind.

- William Shakespeare

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An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, will stay bought.

- Simon Cameron

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Knowledge is the eye of desire and can become the pilot of the soul.

- Will Durant

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Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.

- Elvis Presley

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I have a cat named Trash. In the current political climate it would seem that if I were trying to sell him (at least to a Computer Scientist), I would not stress that he is gentle to humans and is self-sufficient, living mostly on field mice. Rather, I would argue that he is object-oriented.

- Roger King

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Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly.

- T. S. Eliot

Categorized under Literature

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Silence is the virtue of fools.

- Sir Francis Bacon

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It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.

- Krishnamurti

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Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.

- Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

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Apothegms to thinking minds are the seeds from which spring vast fields of new thought, that may be further cultivated, beautified, and enlarged.

- James Ramsey

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Religion is a candle inside a multicolored lantern. Everyone looks through a particular color, but the candle is always there.

- Mohammed Neguib

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I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.

- Michelangelo Buonarroti

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Where love rules, there is no will to power, and where power predominates, love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.

- Carl Jung

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I banish fear with two words: you lead.

- Demetri Kolokotronis

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To sit back hoping that someday, someway, someone will make things right is to go on feeding the crocodile, hoping he will eat you last--but eat you he will.

- Ronald Reagan

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The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else do it wrong without comment.

- T. H. White

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The perfection preached in the Gospels never yet built up an empire. Every man of action has a strong dose of egotism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be forgiven him, indeed, they will be regarded as high qualities, if he can make of them the means to achieve great ends.

- Charles de Gaulle

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Their plans were improved with the best advice.

- J. R. R. Tolkien

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Before God manifested Himself, when all things were still hidden in Him... He began by forming an imperceptible point; that was His own thought. With this thought He then began to construct a mysterious and holy form... the Universe.

- Zohar

Categorized under Creation

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Man without religion is the creature of circumstances.

- Augustus Hare

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