Discussion in 'The ChitChat Lounge' started by esgallindeion, Aug 25, 2004.
Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
— Margaret Lee Runbeck
First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
— Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
All that is gold does not glitter; not all those that wander are lost.
— J.R.R. Tolkien
Something I heard in a college forum today...
"Expect the unexpected. And when it does come, for it will, know your priorities well. only then will it be possible for you to overcome the challenges without leaving any space for future regrets."
To oppose something is to maintain it.
— Ursula K. Le Guin
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.
— Henry David Thoreau
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and to keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny, and is likely to interfere with happiness in all kinds of ways.
— Bertrand Russell
There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. One has to go abroad in order to find the home one has lost.
— Franz Kafka
"Use what talent you possess: the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best."
Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
— Robert Frost
You never know how much you really believe anything until its truth or falsehood becomes a matter of life or death to you.
I know of no method to secure the repeal of bad or obnoxious laws so effective as their stringent execution.
— Ulysses S. Grant
People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
— Eric Hoffer
The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
— Elie Wiesel
Forgiveness is the fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.
- Mark Twain
Life is never so bad at its worst that it is impossible to live; it is never so good at its best that it is easy to live.
— Gabriel Heatter
The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us.
- Paul Valery
We have enough religion to make us hate, but not enough to make us love one another.
— Jonathan Swift
What we have learned is like a handful of earth
What we have yet to learn is like the whole world.
"Success is never final, failure is never fatal, it's courage that counts."
- Sir Winston Churchill
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