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Last update of our index:Wednesday, 19 September 2012 - Τελευταία ενημέρωση ευρετηρίου: Τετάρτη, 19 Σεπτεμβρίου 2012

Quotations index Ευρετήριο αποφθεγμάτων

Α quotation is the repetition of one expression as part of another one, particularly when the quoted expression is well-known or explicitly attributed (as by citation) to its original source, and it is indicated by (punctuated  with) quotation marks.
A quotation can also refer to the repeated use of units of any other form of expression, especially parts of artistic works: elements of a painting, scenes from a movie or sections from a musical composition.

απόφθεγμα το: γνώμη που διεκδικεί καθολικό κύρος και που είναι επιγραμματικά διατυπωμένη, γνωμικό που συνήθ. αποδίδεται σε κπ. μεγάλο άνδρα ή συγγραφέα, όπως π.χ. «H αρχή είναι το ήμισυ του παντός»

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  • Adams, Douglas (Douglas Noel Adams)
I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I intended to be
Writing is easy. You only need to stare at a blank piece of paper until your forehead bleeds
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  • Addison, Joseph
A just and reasonable modesty does not only recommend eloquence, but sets off every talent which a man can be possessed of.
It heightens all the virtues which it accompanies; like the shades of paintings, it raises and rounds every figure,
and makes the colours more beautiful, though not so glowing as they would be without it.

It is very hard for the mind to disengage itself from a subject on which it has been long employed.
The thoughts will be rising of themselves from time to time, though we have given them no encouragement,
as the tossings and fluctuations of the sea continue several hours after the winds are laid.

An indiscreet man is more hurtful than an ill-natured one; for as the latter will only attack his enemies,
and those he wishes ill to, the other injures indifferently both his friends and foes.

  • Adler, Alfred
Trust only movement. Life happens at the level of events, not of words. Trust movement.

  • Adler, Felix
The truth which has made us free will in the end make us glad also.

  • African Proverb
When there is no enemy within, the enemies outside cannot hurt you

  • Akhlak-i-Jalálí
All property which comes to hand by means of violence, or infamy, or baseness, however large it may be, is tainted and unblest. On the other hand, whatever is obtained by honest profit, small though it be, brings a blessing with it.

  • Alda, Alan (Alphonso Joseph D'Abruzzo)
The creative is the place where no one else has ever been

  • Alexander the Great
To reign over your self is more royal than conquering enemies.

  • Allen, James
A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts
— Cherish your visions. Cherish your ideals. Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts, for out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
— The soul attracts that which it secretly harbors, that which it loves, and also that which it fears. It reaches the height of its cherished aspirations.
It falls to the level of its unchastened desires - and circumstances are the means by which the soul receives its own.
— Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.
— Right thinking begins with the words we say to ourselves.
— If anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things.

  • Allen, Woody (born Allan Stewart Konigsberg)
If you're not failing every now and again it's a sign you're not doing anything very innovative
Love is the answer. But while you are waiting for the answer, sex raises some pretty good questions.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work, I want to achieve it through not dying
More quotes by Woody Allen

  • Amenábar, Alejandro (Αλεχάντρο Αμενάμπαρ) (Alejandro Fernando Amenábar Cantos)
Όταν δεν υπάρχει διαφυγή, και όταν εξαρτάσαι από τους άλλους, μαθαίνεις να κλαις χαμογελώντας.

  • Amiel, Henri-Frédéric
Tell me what you feel in your room when the full moon is shining in upon you and your lamp is dying out, and I will tell you how old you are, and I shall know if you are happy.

  • Amour
Aimez et pensez librement. Le reste regarde Dieu.
Il n'y a qu'une sorte d'amour, mais il y a mille différentes copies.
L'amour est la plus universelle, la plus formidable et la plus mystérieuse des énergies cosmiques

  • Andreas, Brian
I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that

  • «Anecdotes:»
[...]Et que ressentez-vous après 50 ans de prières ? — J'ai l'impression de parler à un mur.

  • Angelou, Maya (Marguerite Ann Johnson )
My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.

  • Annan, Kofi (Kofi Atta Annan)
Nothing is more important than building a world in which our children will have the possibility to reach their potentials fully
and grow in good health, peace and dignity

  • «Anonymous»
It's not the things we get, but the hearts we touch, that will measure our success in life.
Growing old together, being wrinkled and cozy and warm at the same time
Everyone you meet comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
A writer's words are also his worst trap.The trick is to remove the extra words and let the meaning come through.
Its nice to be important, but more important to be nice
I feel like two wolves are fighting in my heart.

  • Arabic proverbs
Poverty without debt is independence.
Among wonderful things is a sore-eyed man who is an oculist.
Listen, if you would learn; be silent, if you would be safe.
What avails your wealth, if it makes you arrogant to the poor?
Riches disclose in a man's character the bad qualities formerly concealed in his poverty.
By six qualities may a fool be known: anger, without cause; speech, without profit; change, without motive;
inquiry, without an object; trust in a stranger; and incapacity to discriminate between friend and foe.

  • Aragon, Louis
Je n’ai pas toujours été l’homme que je suis

  • Aristophanes
Man, though he be gray-headed when he comes back, soon gets a young wife.
But a woman's time is short within which she can expect to obtain a husband.
If she allows it to slip away, no one cares to marry her.
She sits at home, speculating on the probability of her marriage.

  • Aristotle
Education and morals will be found almost the whole that goes to make a good man.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life men think friends to be their only refuge.
The young they keep out of mischief, to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness,
and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.

The ridiculous is produced by any defect that is unattended by pain, or fatal consequences;
thus, an ugly and deformed countenance does not fail to cause laughter, if it is not occasioned by pain.

Man differs from other animals particularly in this, that he is imitative,
and acquires his rudiments of knowledge in this way; besides, the delight in imitation is universal.

The wicked have no stability, for they do not remain in consistency with themselves;
they continue friends only for a short time, rejoicing in each other's wickedness.

Let us be well persuaded that everyone of us possesses happiness in proportion to his virtue and wisdom,
and according as he acts in obedience to their suggestion.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

  • Armstrong, T. Alan
If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be.
Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen for you, to you and because of you.

  • Arnold, Doug
Why is translation difficult for computers?
Because it involves problems that resist an algorithmic solution, including common sense reasoning, learning, and combinatory explosive tasks.

  • Ashbery, John (John Lawrence Ashbery)
There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.

  • Ashton, Marvin J. (Marvin Jeremy Ashton)
Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.

  • Asimov, Isaac
In life, unlike chess, the game continues after checkmate.
I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander.

  • Atisha (Atiśa Dipankara Shrijnana)
The greatest achievement is selflessness.
The greatest worth is self-mastery.
The greatest quality is seeking to serve others.
The greatest precept is continual awareness.
The greatest medicine is the emptiness of everything.
The greatest action is not conforming with the world’s ways.
The greatest magic is transmuting the passions.
The greatest generosity is non-attachment.

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind.
The greatest patience is humility.
The greatest effort is not concerned with results.
The greatest meditation is a mind that lets go.
The greatest wisdom is seeing through appearances.

  • Atwood, Margaret [Μάργκαρετ Άτγουντ] (Margaret Eleanor Atwood)
The Eskimos had fifty-two names for snow because it was important to them: there ought to be as many for love.

  • Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh Auden)
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  • Audiard, Michel (Paul Michel Audiard)
Les conneries c'est comme les impôts, on finit toujours par les payer

  • Ausonius (Decimius Magnus Ausonius)
Set about whatever you intend to do; the beginning is half the battle.

  • Avery, Milton
The idea is in my head to put it down is nothing.

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  • Babson, Roger
Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.

  • Bach, Richard (Richard David Bach)
In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
There are no mistakes
Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself, you will always be searching and lost.

  • Baggini, Julian
The topic of personal identity is strictly speaking nonexistent

  • Bagnold, Enid (Enid Algerine Bagnold, Lady Jones)
It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love.

  • Baker, Mona
Translators have to prove to themselves as to others that they are in control of what they do; that they do not just translate well because they have a “flair” for translation, but rather because, like other professionals, they have made a conscious effort to understand various aspects of their work.

  • Baker, Russell Wayne
I gave up on new poetry myself thirty years ago, when most of it began to read like coded messages passing between lonely aliens on a hostile world.

  • Baldwin, James (James Arthur Baldwin)
I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain.

  • Barrow
We may be as good as we please, if we please to be good

  • Baruch, Bernard (Bernard Mannes Baruch)
Those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.

  • Beckett, Samuel (Samuel Barclay Beckett)
Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
We are all born mad. Some remain so.
What do I know of man's destiny? I could tell you more about radishes.
More quotes by Samuel Beckett

  • Beeblebrox, Zaphod (fictional character) | The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
It is said that Zaphod Beeblebrox's birth was marked by earthquakes, tidal waves, tornadoes, firestorms, the explosion of three neighbouring stars, and, shortly afterwards, by the issuing of over six and three quarter million writs for damages from all of the major landowners in his Galactic sector. However, the only person by whom this is said is Beeblebrox himself, and there are several possible theories to explain this.

  • Beecham, Thomas (Sir Thomas Beecham)
A musicologist is a man who can read music but cannot hear it

  • Beecher, Henry Ward (Henry Ward Beecher)
Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.
The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.

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  • Beigbeder, Frédéric
Tout cœur qui n'est pas brisé n'est pas un cœur.

  • Bellow, Saul
A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.

  • Berg, Rav
When you get busy with the business of helping others, the light gets busy helping you.

  • Berg, Yehuda
Hell is not having the ability to share with others → Κόλαση είναι να μην έχεις τη δυνατότητα να μοιραστείς με τους άλλους
Some of the smartest people make the stupidest mistakes

  • Berger, John
What makes photography a strange invention is that its primary raw materials are light and time.

  • Berry, John
The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.

  • Bháravi
Be patient, if thou wouldst thy ends accomplish;
for like patience is there no appliance effective of success,
producing certainly abundant fruit of actions, never damped by failure, conquering all impediments.

The man who every sacred science knows,
Yet has not strength to keep in check the foes
That rise within him, mars his Fortune's fame, And brings her by his feebleness to shame.

Do nothing rashly; want of circumspection is the chief cause of failure and disaster.
Fortune, wise lover of the wise, selects him for her lord who ere he acts reflects.

A woman will not throw away a garland, though soiled, which her lover gave:
not in the object lies a present's worth, but in the love which it was meant to mark.

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  • Bierce, Ambrose
Egotist: a person more interested in himself than in me.
Εγωκεντρικός: Κακόγουστο άτομο, που ενδιαφέρεται περισσότερο για τον εαυτό του παρά για μένα.

  • Bogart, Humphrey
I was born when you kissed me.

— Great lines from James Bond movies

  • Borges, Jorge Luis (Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo)
The original is unfaithful to the translation.

  • Bonhoeffer, Dietrich
The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children

  • Borrow, George (George Henry Borrow)
Translation is at best an echo.

  • Bowen, Elizabeth (Elizabeth Dorothea Cole Bowen)
When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
(Words of love)

  • Braque, Georges
Reality only reveals itself when it is illuminated by a ray of poetry.

  • Brault, Robert
I believe in animal rights, and high among them is the right to the gentle stroke of a human hand

  • Brecht, Bertolt
Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are

  • Brel, Jacques
Il y en a qui ont le cœur si large qu'on y rentre sans frapper.
Il y en a qui ont le cœur si frêle qu'on le brise d'un doigt.

  • Brendel, Alfred
The word 'listen' contains the same letters as the word 'silent'

  • Brody, Lora
Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn't like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good.

  • Brontë, Emily Jane
If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day.

  • Broun, Heywood (Heywood Campbell Broun, Jr. )
The most prolific period of pessimism comes at twenty-one or thereabouts, when the first attempt is made to translate dreams into reality.

  • Browning, Robert
Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
(Words of love)

  • Bryant, William Cullen
Eloquence is the poetry of prose

  • Bryson, Peabo
But my attitude about it is I have miles to go before I sleep.

  • Bucay, Jorge
Darse cuenta de que nadie puede recorrer el camino por ti, es fundamental

  • Buckrose, J. E.
Happiness comes more from loving than being loved;
and often when our affection seems wounded it is only our vanity bleeding.
To love, and to be hurt often, and to love again—this is the brave and happy life.

  • The Buddha, Ddhammapada
But if you do not find an intelligent companion, a wise and well-behaved person going the same way as yourself, then go on your way alone, like a king abandoning a conquered kingdom, or like a great elephant in the deep forest.

  • The Buddha, last words
All conditioned things are impermanent, with mindfulness strive on
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.

  • Buffett, Warren (Warren Edward Buffett)
My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress.

  • Bukowski, Charles (Henry Charles Bukowski)
Don’t ever write a novel unless it hurts like a hot turd coming out.

  • Bunting, Basil
I suggest
1. Compose aloud; poetry is a sound.
2. Vary rhythm enough to stir the emotion you want but not so as to lose impetus.
3. Use spoken words and syntax.
4. Fear adjective; they bleed nouns. Hate the passive.
5. Jettison ornament gaily but keep shape
Put your poem away till you forget it, then:
6. Cut out every word you dare.
7. Do it again a week later, and again.
Never explain - your reader is as smart as you.

  • Burmese
Women's wealth is beauty, learning, that of men.
By a husband wealth is accumulated; by a wife is its preservation.

  • Burns, George (Nathan Birnbaum)
Happiness is a dry martini and a good woman... or a bad woman.

  • Burroughs, William S.
Happiness is a by-product of function in a battle context: hence the fatal error of utopians

  • Buscaglia, Leo (Felice Leonardo Buscaglia)
Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life
A loving relationship is one in which the loved one is free to be himself—to laugh with me, but never at me; to cry with me, but never because of me; to love life, to love himself, to love being loved. Such a relationship is based upon freedom and can never grow in a jealous heart.
One does not fall "in" or "out" of love. One grows in love.
To love is to risk living fully
It is when we ask for love less and begin giving it more that the basis of human love is revealed to us
What's the good of all our learning, knowing how to read and write and spell if no one ever teaches us the value of life?

  • Lord Byron (Words of love)
She walks in beauty, like the night
Of cloudless climes and starry skies;
And all that's best of dark and bright
Meet in her aspect and her eyes.

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    • Campbell, Joseph (Joseph John Campbell)
    If you are falling....dive.
    The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.
    Find a place inside where there’s joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
    Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors for you where there were only walls.
    We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.

    • Cage, Nicolas
    I would rather have had one breath of her hair, one kiss of her mouth, one touch of her hand than eternity without it.
    • Camus, Albert

    Il est bon quand même d'avoir eu un grand amour, une passion malheureuse dans sa vie.
    Cela fait du moins un alibi pour les désespoirs sans raison dont nous sommes accablés

      — When you have once seen the glow of happiness on the face of a beloved person,
    you know that a man can have no vocation but to awaken that light on the faces surrounding him;
    and you are torn by the thought of the unhappiness and night you cast,
    by the mere fact of living, in the hearts you encounter.

    You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of.
    You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.

    Tu ne seras jamais heureux si tu continues à chercher en quoi consiste le bonheur.
    Et tu ne vivras jamais si tu recherches le sens de la vie.

    • Carlyle, Thomas
    The true university of these days is a collection of books. → La verdadera universidad de hoy en día es una colección de libros.

    • Carroll, Lewis (Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
    If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there

    • Chaplin, Charlie (Sir Charles Spencer "Charlie" Chaplin)
    A day without laughter is a day wasted.
    Laughter is the tonic, the relief, the surcease for pain.
    The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
    In the end, everything is a gag.
    More quotes by Charlie Chaplin.

    • Child, Julia
    Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.

    • Chinese:
    In learning, age and youth go for nothing; the best informed take the precedence
    A truly great man never puts away the simplicity of a child.
    By nature all men are alike, but by education very different.
    Modesty is attended with profit, arrogance brings on destruction.
    The doctrine that enters only into the ear is like the repast one takes in a dream
    Unsullied poverty is always happy, while impure wealth brings with it many sorrows.
    A vacant mind is open to all suggestions, as the hollow mountain returns all sounds.

    • Chödrön, Pema
    When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless

    • Churchill, Winston (Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill)
    I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
    Play for more than you can afford to lose and you will learn the game
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm → Επιτυχία είναι η δυνατότητα να περνάς από τη μία αποτυχία στην άλλη χωρίς να χάνεις τον ενθουσιασμό σου
    More quotes by Winston Churchill

    • Clancy, Tom (Thomas Leo "Tom" Clancy, Jr.)
    The difference between reality and fiction? Fiction has to make sense

    • Cocteau, Jean
    Il n'y a pas d'amour, il n'y a que des preuves d'amour
    La frivolité est la plus jolie réponse à l'angoisse
    A l'impossible je suis tenu

    • Coelho, Paulo
    I've learned more by not following bad examples than by following good examples
    cada vez que te juzgas, hieres tu corazón → every time you judge yourself, you hurt your own heart
    Past and future exist only in our memory. The present moment, though, is outside of time, it’s Eternity.

    • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
    Prose (is) words in their best order;
    Poetry (is) the best words in the best order.

    • Colette (Sidonie Gabrielle Colette)
    Quand on est aimé, on ne doute de rien. Quand on aime, on doute de tout

    • Collins, Joseph
    By starving emotions we become humorless, rigid and stereotyped;
    by repressing them we become literal, reformatory and holier-than-thou;
    encouraged, they perfume life; discouraged, they poison it.

    • Coluche (Michel Gérard Joseph Colucci)
    Je suis capable du meilleur et du pire. Mais, dans le pire, c’est moi le meilleur
    Les portes de l'avenir sont ouvertes à ceux qui savent les pousser

    • Congreve, William
    Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.

    • Conrad, Joseph
    He is romantic—romantic," he repeated. “And that is very bad—very bad... Very good, too," he added.  (Lord Jim, Chapter 20)
    Being a woman is a terribly difficult task, since it consists principally in dealing with men.

    • Cosby, Bill
    The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now
    More quotes and quotations by Bill Cosby

    • Cowper, William
    The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose

    • Cromwell, Oliver
    Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.

    • Cullen, Countee
    My poetry, I should think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.

    • Cummings, E.E. (e.e. cummings -Edward Estlin Cummings-)
    Life is not a paragraph, and death, I think, is no parenthesis
    May I be I is the only prayer—not may I be great or good or beautiful or wise or strong.

    • Cushnir, Raphael
    Emotional connection is the ability not just to recognize an emotion, but to actually feel it.
    And not just to feel it for a moment, or for as long as it’s comfortable, but for as long as that specific emotion requires.

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    • da Vinci, Leonardo (Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci)
    E se tu sarai solo, tu sarai tutto tuo

    • Dahl, Roald
    It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like so long as somebody loves you.

    • Dante (Durante degli Alighieri)
    For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?

    • Darrow, Clarence (Clarence Seward Darrow)
    Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
    Chase after the truth like all hell and you'll free yourself
    I do not believe in God because I do not believe in Mother Goose.
    History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history.

    • Dass, Ram (born Richard Alpert)
    Creativity springs from the yearning to be the fullness of who you are.

    • Davies, Robertson William
    Happiness is always a by-product

    • Dawkinss, Richard (Clinton Richard Dawkins)
    The fact of your own existence is the most astonishing fact you'll ever have to confront

    • de Angelis, Barbara
    Τhe journey between what you once were and who you are now becoming is where the dance of life really takes place.

    • de Balzac, Honoré
    L'amour a son instinct, il sait trouver le chemin du cœur comme le plus faible insecte marche à sa fleur avec une irrésistible volonté qui ne s'épouvante de rien.
    Love has its own instinct, finding the way to the heart, as the feeblest insect finds the way to its flower, with a will which nothing can dismay nor turn aside.
    Il y a deux amours: celui qui commande et celui qui obéit; ils sont distincts et donnent naissance à deux passions, et l’une n’est pas l’autre.
    The fact is that love is of two kinds — one which commands, and one which obeys. The two are quite distinct, and the passion to which the one gives rise is not the passion of the other.
    La passion est toute l'humanité. Sans elle, la religion, l'histoire, le roman, l'art seraient inutiles.
    All humanity is passion; without passion, religion, history, novels, art would be ineffectual.

    • de Beauvoir, Simone (Simone-Ernestine-Lucie-Marie Bertrand de Beauvoir)
    On ne naît pas femme : on le devient

    • de Botton, Alain
    It is one of the ironies of love that it is easiest confidently to seduce those who we are least attracted to.
    My sense of inferiority bred a need to take on a personality that was not my own, a seducing self that would respond to every demand and suggestion made by my exalted companion
    Silence and clumsiness could of course be taken as rather pitiful proof of desire
    Death is hard to keep in mind when there is work to be done
    When one is finally feeling lucid, clear-eyed and rational, people always ask if one's drunk.[/iurl
    Most of our important ideas come wrapped in a layer of anxiety which makes one part of us reluctant to entertain them.

    • de Chardin, Pierre Teilhard
    The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation,
    we shall harness for God the energies of love

    Un jour après avoir maîtrisé les vents, les vagues, les marées et la pesanteur,
    nous devrions exploiter les énergies de l’amour

    • de Chateaubriand, François-René
    On habite, avec un cœur plein, un monde vide; et sans avoir usé de rien, on est abusé de tout.

    • de Gramont, Monique
    Les mots peuvent assassiner tout autant que les armes

    • de La Rochefoucauld, François (François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac)
    Il n'y a qu'une sorte d'amour, mais il y en a mille différentes copies
    Sans un grain de folie, il n’est point d’homme raisonnable

    • de Mello, Anthony
    Understand your darkness and it will vanish
    Happiness is not something you acquire;
    love is not something you produce; love is not something you have; love is something that has you.
    Spirituality means waking up.

    • de Romilly, Jacqueline (Ζακλίν ντε Ρομιγύ)
    En gros, le grec est plus savant
    Η Ελληνική παρουσία βρίσκεται ακόμη παντού. Στο λεξιλόγιό μας, στην καθημερινή μας ζωή. Είναι απίστευτη η επίδραση που άσκησαν σε όλες τις εποχές και σε πολλές χώρες τα ελληνικά έργα, οι ελληνικές λέξεις
    Les gens me jugent très optimiste : si celà vient du contact avec le grec, et avec les grands auteurs français, vous voyez que c'est une bonne recette

    • Denham, John
    Nor ought a genius less than his that writ attempt translation.

    • Desproges, Pierre
    Dieu a dit: Tu aimeras ton prochain comme toi-même. D'abord, Dieu ou pas, j'ai horreur qu'on me tutoie...
    Je me suis fait auprès de ma femme une solide réputation de monogame.

    • Dhammapada
    Health is the greatest gift, contentedness the best riches.
    As rain breaks through an ill-thatched house, passion breaks through an unreflecting mind.

    • Donne, John
    When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
    God employs several translators;
    some pieces are translated by age, some by sickness, some by war, some by justice.

    • Dostoevsky, Fyodor
    Conversations of Father Zossima, from Brothers Karamazov

    • Douglass, Frederick (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey)
    I prefer to be true to myself, even at the hazard of incurring the ridicule of others,
    rather than to be false, and to incur my own abhorrence.

    • Durrell, Lawrence George
    Other countries may offer you discoveries in manners or lore or landscape. Greece offers you something harder—the discovery of yourself.

    • Dyer, Wayne Walter (Dr. Wayne Dyer)
    Change Your Perception. Remember this maxim:
    When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.
    The way you perceive things is an extremely powerful tool that will allow you
    to fully bring the power of intention into your life.

    Make a commitment to look for joy everywhere.
    Offer joyful commentary wherever possible.

    Believing that who we are is defined by what other people think of us
    cripples the joyful spontaneity of our authentic selves

    Listen to your inner voice and promise that you'll take positive action where you need to
    Shift your life from Entitlement to Humility, from Contol to Trust, and finally from Attachment to Letting Go.
    Rule Number 6 (Κανόνας Αριθμός 6)

    • Dylan, Bob (Robert Allen Zimmerman)
    I just draw what’s interesting to me, and then I paint it
    All I can do is be me, whoever that is.
    Basically you have to suppress your own ambitions in order to be who you need to be.

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    • Earle, Alice Morse
    Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery but today is a gift. That's why they call it present.

    • Einstein, Albert
    Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
    There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle.
    The other is as though everything is a miracle.

    Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
    We should take care not to make the intellect our god: it has, of course, powerful muscles, but no personality.
    The significant problems that we have cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
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    • Eisen, Michael
    When we allow ourselves to feel what we are feeling—without trying to understand it, explain it, or judge it—we reach a point where the true wisdom reveals itself.

    • Eliot, George
    When death, the great reconciler, has come, it is never our tenderness that we repent of, but our severity
    Might, could, would - they are contemptible auxiliaries.
    Our words have wings, but fly not where we would.
    You should read history and look at ostracism, persecution, martyrdom, and that kind of thing.
    They always happen to the best men, you know.

    There is only one failure in life possible, and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
    Truth has rough flavours if we bite it through.

    • Eliot, T.S. (Thomas Stearns Eliot)
    — Anxiety is the hand maiden of creativity.
    — For us, there is only the trying. The rest is not our business.
    — Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood.
    — Humankind cannot bear very much reality.
    — I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
    — If you aren't in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?
    — Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal.
    — In my beginning is my end.
    — Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.
    — Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
    — Playwriting gets into your blood and you can't stop it. At least not until the producers or the public tell you to.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion;
    it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality.
    But, of course, only those who have personality and emotions know what it means to want to escape from these things

    — Poetry may make us from time to time a little more aware of the deeper,
    unnamed feelings which form the substratum of our being, to which we rarely penetrate;
    for our lives are mostly a constant evasion of ourselves.
    — So the lover must struggle for words.
    — Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
    — The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.
    — What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
    — You are the music while the music lasts.

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    • Emerson, Ralph Waldo
    Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm.
    Disclosing in every fact a germ of expansion.
    To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.
    No change of circumstances can repair a defect of character.
    We all know people who just like to complain

    • Epicurus (Επίκουρος)
    It is not what we have but what we enjoy that constitutes our abundance.
    The guilty man may escape, but he cannot be sure of doing so.

    • Evans, Nicholas
    It's a lot like nuts and bolts - if the rider's nuts, the horse bolts!
    I am not gone but merely walk within you.
    Sometimes what seems like surrender isn't surrender at all. It's about what's going on in our hearts.

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    • Faulks, Sebastian
    Lonely's like any other organism; competitive and resourceful in the struggle to perpetuate itself.
    Shakespeare drew a map of the human mind as clearly as Newton mapped the heavens.
    People never explain to you exactly what they think and feel and how their thoughts and feelings work, do they?
    If you have only one life you can't altogether ignore the question: are you enjoying it?

    • Feist, Raymond Elias (Raymond E. Gonzales III)
    Also, it's risky to try to duplicate earlier success.
    Life is problems. Living is solving problems.
    The brave man is not the one without fear but the one who does what he must despite being afraid.
    Old habits are hard to forget, and old fears are habits.

    • Fetherling, Doug (Douglas George Fetherling)
    Your absence has not taught me to be alone, it merely has shown that when together we cast a single shadow on the wall

    • Feuerbach, Ludwig Andreas von (Ludwig Andreas von Feuerbach)
    Transform friends of god into friends of man
    The first and highest law must be the love of man to man.
    Homo homini Deus est- this is the supreme practical maxim, this the turning point of the world's History.

    • Finley, Guy (Γκάι Φίνλεϋ)
    Μόνο ένας εγωιστής αισθάνεται σαν να είναι ένα τίποτα
    Ο μόνος τρόπος για να παράγετε περισσότερο εσωτερικό φως είναι να κάθεστε συνειδητά μέσα στο εσωτερικό σκοτάδι.
    There isn't a thought large enough to hold what the heart knows without thinking

    • Firth, John Rupert
    You shall know a word by the company it keeps

    • Fitzgerald, F. Scott (Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald)
    Begin with an individual and you find that you have created a type; begin with a type and you find that you have created — nothing.

    • Francis of Assisi (Saint Francis of Assisi | Giovanni Francesco di Bernardone):
    — [...]O Divine Master,
    grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
    to be understood, as to understand;
    to be loved, as to love;
    for it is in giving that we receive,
    it is in pardoning that we are pardoned,
    and it is in dying that we are born to Eternal Life.

    • Freud, Sigmund
    The great question that has never been answered and which I have not yet been able to answer, despite my thirty years of research into the feminine soul, is ‘What does a woman want?

    • friendship
    True friendship is sitting together in silence and feeling like it was the best conversation you’ve ever had.
    Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer.

    • Fromm, Erich (Erich Seligmann Fromm)
    Love is not a sentiment which can be easily indulged in by anyone,
    regardless of the level of maturity reached by him

    If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to all others,
    his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism

    • Frost, Robert (Robert Lee Frost, Words of love)
    Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.

    • Fuller, Buckminster (Richard Buckminster "Bucky" Fuller)
    You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.

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    • Gainsbourg, Serge
    J’arrête de fumer. Toutes les cinq minutes.
    Je composerai jusqu'à la décomposition.
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    • Galileo Galilei
    We cannot teach people anything... We can only help them discover it within themselves.

    • Gandhi (Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi | Mahatma Gandhi)
    A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
    Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
    Remember that all through history, there have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they seem invincible. But in the end, they always fall.
    Be the change that you wish to see in the world.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win
    My uniform experience has convinced me that there is no other God than Truth
    The degree to which a nation is civilized is decided by how the people of that nation treat animals.
    You must be the change you wish to see in the world.

    • Gandhi’s Top 10 Fundamentals for Changing the World
     1. Change yourself.
     2. You are in control.
     3. Forgive and let it go.
     4. Without action you aren’t going anywhere.
     5. Take care of this moment.
     6. Everyone is human
     7. Persist
     8. See the good in people and help them.
     9. Be congruent, be authentic, be your true self.
    10. Continue to grow and evolve.

    • Garfield, James A. (James Abram Garfield)
    The lesson of history is rarely learned by the actors themselves

    • Gaye, Marvin (Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr.)
    War is not the answer, because only love can conquer hate.
    If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.

    • Geluck, Philippe
    La mort, c'est un peu comme une connerie.
    Le mort, lui, il ne sait pas qu'il est mort. Ce sont les autres qui sont tristes. Le con, c'est pareil.

    L'intelligence a été inventée il y a très longtemps par un type vachement malin
    Il n'est pas nécessaire d'être gros pour être un gros con. Il suffit d'être con]

    • Khalil Gibran (also known as Kahlil Gibran)
    Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
    A friend who is far away is sometimes much nearer than one who is at hand.

    • Gide, André (André Paul Guillaume Gide)
    I wished for nothing beyond her smile, and to walk with her thus, hand in hand, along a sun-warmed, flower-bordered path
    La possession parfaite ne se prouve que par le don. Tout ce que tu ne sais pas donner te possède.
    On ne peut découvrir de nouvelles terres sans consentir à perdre la rive de vue pendant longtemps
    Croyez ceux qui cherchent la vérité, doutez de ceux qui la trouvent
    La plupart des poissons, étourdis, viennent flotter à la surface, le ventre en l’air. C’est leur façon de tomber.
    Pour moi, être aimé n'est rien, c'est être préféré que je désire

    • Ginsberg, Allen (Irwin Allen Ginsberg)
    The weight of the world is love.
    Under the burden of solitude, under the burden of dissatisfaction.


    • Goenka (Satya Narayan Goenka)
    Goenka on attachment
    Grasping at things can only yield one of two results:
    Either the thing you are grasping at disappears, or you yourself disappear.
    It is only a matter of which occurs first.
    When one experiences truth, the madness of finding fault with others disappears.

    • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
    Real and solid happiness springs from moderation.
    Behaviour is a mirror in which every one shows his image.
    The greatest difficulties lie where we are not looking for them.
    He is happiest, be he king or peasant, who finds peace in his home.
    We rather confess our moral errors, faults, and crimes than our ignorance.
    A day of fortune is like a harvest-day, we must be busy when the corn is ripe
    Happy the man who early learns the difference between his wishes and his powers
    He who does not think too much of himself is much more esteemed than he imagines
    Every bird has its decoy, and every man is led and misled in his own peculiar way
    An absent friend gives us friendly company when we are well assured of his happiness.

    • Goldoni, Carlo (Carlo Osvaldo Goldoni)
    Noble birth is an accident of fortune, noble actions characterise the great.
    This world is a beautiful book, but of little use to him who cannot read it.

    • Goldwyn, Samuel
    I'm willing to admit that I may not always be right, but I am never wrong.

    • Gospel of Thomas
    When you make the two (thought and emotion) one you will say mountain move away and it will move away.

    • Graffiti
    The city needs art to be beautiful. Nature needs nothing.

    • Graves, Robert von Ranke (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves)
    A perfect poem is impossible. Once it had been written, the world would end.
    A true poem is necessarily an invocation of the White Goddess, or Muse, the Mother of All Living, the ancient power of fright and lust
    The function of poetry is religious invocation of the Muse

    • Gurdjieff, G. I. (George Ivanovich Gurdjieff)
    A man will renounce any pleasures you like but he will not give up his suffering.
    If you help others, you will be helped, perhaps tomorrow, perhaps in one hundred years, but you will be helped. Nature must pay off the debt… It is a mathematical law and all life is mathematics.

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    habit and normality
    happiness happy quotes!
    hell is not having the ability to share with others
    He who is full of himself, is likely to be quite empty

    • Hafez (Khwāja Shamsu d-Dīn Muhammad Hāfez-e Shīrāzī)
    I am a hole in a flute that the Christ’s breath moves through. Listen to this music.

    • Hahn Garcés, Óscar Arturo (Óscar Arturo Hahn Garcés)
    ¿Por qué escribe usted?
    (Γράφω επειδή το φάντασμα, επειδή χτες, επειδή σήμερα, επειδή δεν ξέρω, επειδή ο έρωτας, επειδή η νύχτα.)

    • Hamilton, Antoine (Antoine or Anthony Hamilton)
    La raison d’État se donne de beaux privilèges. Ce qui lui paraît utile devient permis, et tout ce qui est nécessaire est honnête, en fait de politique.

    • Hardy, Thomas
    Meditation on the unknown day of death in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

    • Harper, Ben (Benjamin Chase "Ben" Harper)
    That happens every time I get behind a guitar, regardless of what I'm saying, 'cause music is freedom and being free is the closest I've ever felt to being spiritual.

    • Hartley, Leslie Poles
    The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.

    • Hawking, Stephen
    Women. They are a complete mystery.
    [...] When New Scientist magazine asked Brief History of Time author Stephen Hawking what he thinks about most, the Cambridge University professor renowned for unravelling some of the most complex questions in modern physics answered: "Women. They are a complete mystery."[...]

    • Hazlitt, William
    Simplicity of character is the natural result of profound thought.
    A gentle word, a kind look, a good-natured smile can work wonders and accomplish miracles.

    • Hemingway, Ernest (Ernest Miller Hemingway)
    There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.
    All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you: the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.

    • Hendrix, Jimi (James Marshall "Jimi" Hendrix)
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace

    • Hertzberger, Herman
    The way in which we move in space, in combination with our senses, constitutes a living whole of things and situations that are expressed through architectural thought and practice.

    • Hesburgh, Theodore (Theodore Martin Hesburgh)
    The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.

    • Hesse, Hermann
    Δεν υπάρχει για έναν άνθρωπο μονοπάτι πιο δύσβατο από αυτό που οδηγεί στον εαυτό του
    I realize today that nothing in the world is more distasteful to a man than to take the path that leads to himself.

    • Hicks, Abraham
    People will love you, people will hate you, and none of it will have anything to do with you

    • Hitchens, Christopher (Christopher Eric Hitchens)
    What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof
    Religion is man-made. Even the men who made it cannot agree on what their prophets or redeemers or gurus actually said or did.

    • Hitopadesa (Hitopadesha)
    Frugality should ever be practised, but not excessive parsimony.
    What a rich man gives and what he consumes, that is his real worth
    A stranger who is kind is a kinsman; an unkind kinsman is a stranger.
    To address a judicious remark to a thoughtless man is a mere threshing of chaff.
    Greatness does not approach him who is forever looking down.

    • Hobbed, Thomas
    Man gives indifferent names to one and the same thing from the difference of their own passions;
    as they that approve a private opinion call it opinion; but they that mislike it, heresy:
    and yet heresy signifies no more than private opinion

    Ceux qui approuvent une opinion l’appellent opinion ; mais ceux qui la désapprouvent l’appellent hérésie.

    • Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)
    Sunt verba voces quibus hunc lenire dolorem Possis, Magnam morbi deponere partem
    Words will avail the wretched mind to ease and much abate the dismal black disease

    • Hubbard, Elbert (Elbert Green Hubbard)
    If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.
    A pessimist? That's a person who has been intimately acquainted with an optimist.
    Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day.

    • Hugo, Victor
    Life's greatest happiness is to be convinced we are loved.
    Aimez et pensez librement. Le reste regarde Dieu.

    • Huxley, Aldous (Aldous Leonard Huxley)
    We were back at home, and I had returned to that reassuring but profoundly unsatisfactory state known as 'being in one's right mind'
    If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite
    I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself
    It’s almost as difficult for the spiritually rich to enter the kingdom of heaven as it is for the materially rich
    Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him.

    • Humphrey, Hubert Horatio
    The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.

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    • Ian, Scott (Scott Ian Rosenfeld)
    I've always been a true believer that if men had babies,
    nobody would be trying to tell them what they can and can't do with their bodies.

    Frank Zappa... was Beethoven for insane rock guys.

    • Ibsen, Henrik
    Do not use that foreign word "ideals." We have that excellent native word "lies."
    A thousand words will not leave so deep an impression as one deed.

    • If
    If sometimes you feel yourself little, useless, offended and depressed,
    always remember that you were once the fastest and most victorious sperm out of hundreds of millions.

    if you do not expect the unexpected, you will not find it; for it is hard to be sought out and difficult
    Αν δεν ελπίζεις, δε θα βρεις το ανέλπιστο, που είναι ανεξερεύνητο και απλησίαστο
    Heraclitus fr. 18 B (D-K):  ἐὰν μὴ ἔλπηται, ἀνέλπιστον οὐκ ἐξευρήσει, ἀνεξερεύνητον ἐὸν καὶ ἄπορον.

    • Innes, Neil (Neil James Innes)
    We weren't by any means like the Grateful Dead or something, who could just roll on and on and on.
    I mean in recent years, I think you've only got to sell thirty or forty thousand to get a #1.
    We weren't going to play the show-biz game, and be obsequious.
    Ladies and gentleman, I've suffered for my music, now it's your turn.

    • Isaac the Syrian (Isaac of Nineveh | Isaac the Syrian | Isaac Syrus)
    Make peace with yourself and Heaven and Earth will make peace with you.

    • Izzard, Eddie (Edward John Izzard)
    • On religion and creationism:
    I don't think religions are religions. I think they are philosophies, with some very good ideas... And some fucking weird ones.
    So in the Christian faith, God created Adam, in His own image. So that was good.
    But, sixty-five million years before that, God created the dinosaurs, using the image of His cousin Ted

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    • Jaccottet, Philippe
    Le mot joi
    Pour qui n'aime plus personne, la vie est toujours plus loin.
    All words are written in the same ink, 'flower' and 'power,' say,
    are much the same, and though I might write 'blood, blood, blood' all over the page, the paper would not be stained now would I bleed.

    • James, William
    We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep

    • Jamison, Judith (Judith Ann Jamison)
    Dance is bigger than the physical body. Think bigger than that. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that: you're dancing spirit.

    • Jelloun, Tahar Ben (Tahar Ben Jelloun)
    Respecter une femme, c'est pouvoir envisager l'amitié avec elle ;
    ce qui n'exclut pas le jeu de la séduction, et même, dans certains cas, le désir et l'amour.

    • Jensen, Brad
    You receive through the same doorway through which you give. The way to receive freely is to give freely. Quality is more important than quantity, since the universe amplifies thought into circumstance. Begin giving, and let God perfect your giving.

    • Johnson, Samuel
    Slander is the revenge of a coward

    • Jouhandeau, Marcel (Marcel Henri Jouhandeau | Marcel Jouand)
    Le chrétien, coeur implacable, a poussé la haine de l'amour jusqu'à l'amour de la Haine: L'Enfer, cette inclémence, est la première institution chrétienne.

    • Joyce, James (James Augustine Aloysius Joyce)
    Writing in English is the most ingenious torture ever devised for sins committed in previous lives

    • Jung, Carl (Carl Gustav Jung )
    Where love rules, there is no will to power; and where power predominates, there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
    Enlightenment is not imagining figures of light but making the darkness conscious.
    Η φώτιση δεν επιτυγχάνεται μέσω του οραματισμού του φωτός αλλά μέσω της εξερεύνησης του σκότους.

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    • Kahneman, Daniel
    I am my remembering self, and the experiencing self, who does my living, is like a stranger to me

    • Kandinsky, Wassily (Wassily Wassilyevich Kandinsky)
    The artist must have something to say, mastery over form is not his goal but adaptation of form to its inner meaning
    Lend your ears to music, open your eyes to painting, and... stop thinking!
    Just ask yourself whether the work has enabled you to “walk about” into a hitherto unknown world. If the answer is yes, what more do you want?

    • Keats, John
    I have been astonished that men could die martyrs for religion -- I have shuddered at it. I shudder no more -- I could be martyred for my religion -- Love is my religion -- I could die for that. (Words of love)

    • Keller, Helen (Helen Adams Keller)
    Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.
    The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched.
    They must be felt with the heart.
    (Words of love)

    • Kennedy, John Fitzgerald (John Fitzgerald Kennedy, J.F.K., "Jack")
    As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them

    • Kennedy, Robert Francis (Robert Francis Kennedy, "Bobby")
    To seek a newer world: Others look at the way things are and ask, why? I look at the way things could be and ask, why not?

    • Khan, Irene Zubaida (Irene Zubaida Khan)
    The world does not need a war against 'terrorism', it needs a culture of peace based on human rights and justice for all.

    • Khema, Ayyan
    Unless there is loving-kindness in our speech, it's going to come out wrong

    • Kidman, Nicole (Nicole Mary Kidman)
    When you relinquish the desire to control your future, you can have more happiness.

    • King, Martin Luther (Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.)
    I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.
    About Gandhi: God gave me the message, Gandhi gave me the method.

    • King, Stephen Edwin
    Fiction is a lie, and good fiction is the truth inside the lie

    • Kingsolver, Barbara
    The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for.
    And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance, but live right in it, under its roof.

    • Kissinger, Henry Alfred (Henry Alfred Kissinger)
    The battle of sexes: Nobody will ever win the battle of the sexes. There's too much fraternizing with the enemy.

    • Klee, Paul
    Color possesses me. I don't have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it. That is the meaning of this happy hour: Color and I are one. I am a painter.

    • Krishnamurti, Jiddu
    Love cannot be thought about, love cannot be cultivated, love cannot be practised. The practice of love, the practice of brotherhood, is still within the field of the mind, therefore it is not love. When all this has stopped, then love comes into being.
    It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
    The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstasy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
    There is no reason for this ecstasy—to have a cause for joy is no longer joy; it was simply there and thought could not capture it and make it into a remembrance. ... It came wave upon wave, a living thing which nothing could contain and with this joy there was benediction. It was so utterly beyond all thought and demand.

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    • La Bruyère, Jean de
    Eminent positions make eminent men greater and little men less.

    • Lacan, Jacques (Jacques Marie Émile Lacan)
    L'amour consiste à offrir quelque chose qu'on n'a pas à quelqu'un qui n'en veut pas
    La psychanalyse est un remède contre l'ignorance. Elle est sans effet sur la connerie

    • Lacarrière, Jacques
    Si l'on veut trouver certains aspects vivants de la Grèce antique, il ne faut pas les chercher dans les monuments, ni même dans les lieux, mais dans telle façon d'être ou de vivre, dans une tradition, une fête, parfois même un conte
    Les mots grecs ont une charge, une pesanteur historiques dues à l'ancienneté de la langue. Ils sont gros de mille messages spécifiques.

    • Lafargue, Paul
    Suicide letter

    • Dalai Lama
    Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
    This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
    My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

    • Laozi (LaoTzu)
      (Chinese: 老子; pinyin: Lǎozǐ; Wade–Giles: Lao Tzu; also romanized as Lao Tse, Lao Tu, Lao-Tsu, Laotze, Laosi, Laocius, and other variations)
      was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi)
    He who controls others may be powerful but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.
    A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving

    • László, Ervin
    We are like islands in the sea, separate on the surface but connected in the deep

    • Laurel, Stan (Arthur Stanley Jefferson)
    If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again.
    Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
    (His epitaph)

    • Lawrence, Jerome (Jerome Lawrence Schwartz)
    A neurotic is a man who builds a castle in the air
    You must not demand the failure of your peers, because the more good things that are around in film, in television, in theater - why the better it is for all of us.

    • Lee, Bruce (Lee Jun-fan)
    I am learning to understand rather than immediately judge or to be judged.

    • Lennon, John (John Winston Lennon)
    When it gets down to having to use violence, then you’re playing the system’s game
    We live in a world where we have to hide to make love, while violence is practiced in broad daylight.
    Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans
    If everyone demanded peace instead of another television set, then there'd be peace
    Possession isn't nine-tenths of the law. It's nine-tenths of the problem
    We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.
    You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself.
    You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.

    As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot
    If someone thinks that love and peace is a cliché that must have been left behind in the Sixties, that's his problem.
    Love and peace are eternal

    • Levine, Stephen
    If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make,
    who would you call and what would you say?
    And why are you waiting?

    • Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples Lewis)
    She's the sort of woman who lives for others - you can tell the others by their hunted expression
    We live, in fact, in a world starved for solitude, silence, and privacy: and therefore starved for meditation and true friendship
    An explanation of cause is not a justification by reason

    • Life
    Life is a joke
    The meaning of life is to give life a meaning
    What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
    Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.
    Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.
    Life is at its best when it's shaken and stirred.
    Life is a long lesson in humility
    Life is just one damned thing after another
    Life isn't one damn thing after another. It's the same damn thing again and again.
    Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
    Nothing in his life became him like the leaving it
    Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground we have covered before, only higher up
    Life has taught me that when situations are blocked, to stop forcing the jigsaw to fit, as when it is meant to fall into place, life unfolds spontaneously and effortlessly.

    • Tao Lin
    There was an enjoyment to being alive,
    (Eeeee Eee Eeee)

    • Lincoln, Abraham
    You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.

    • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (Words of love)
    There is nothing holier in this life of ours than the first consciousness of love, the first fluttering of its silken wings.

    • Lost quotes, TV series
    Don't tell me what I can't do, John Locke

    • Love
    Love, and do what you will
    The most beautiful words of love are told in silence for a look
    If he loved you with all the power of his soul for a whole lifetime, he couldn't love you as much as I do in a single day.
    Love can be miraculous—and still destroy everything in its path.
    There are so few people given us to love.
    Love is the same as like except you feel sexier.
    Falling in love is easy, staying in love requires work
    Love is not only something you feel. It's something you do.
    Wisdom is knowing I am nothing. Love is knowing I am everything. Between the two my life moves.
    The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
    Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
    Those that embrace the entire universe with love, for the most part love nothing, but their narrow selves.
    Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
    To say "I love you" costs so little. And when it is too difficult to say, "I love you", "thank you" is a good start.
    Do everything with so much love in your heart that you would never want to do it any other way.
    Live for love. Without love, you don't live.
    Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.
    Between what exists and what doesn't exist, the space is love
    Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.
    When I realized I was in love with love, I stopped falling in love and began to fly.
    I love everybody. Some I love to be around, some I love to avoid, and others I would love to punch in the face
    Love has only a beginning; It has no end
    The only love you have is the love you give
    The only love you keep is the love you give
    When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace
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    Answers to the question "What does love mean?”
    When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore
    When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
    Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.
    Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs
    Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.
    Love is when you kiss all the time.
    If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate
    Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.
    Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.
    During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was scared
    My mommy loves me more than anybody
    Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken
    Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford
    Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day
    I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones
    When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you
    Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross
    You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.

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    • Madison, James
    Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.

    • Maharaj, Nisargadatta (born: Maruti Shivrampant Kambli)
    Stay without ambition, without the least desire, exposed, vulnerable, unprotected, uncertain alone, completely open to and welcoming life as it happens, without the selfish conviction that all must yield your pleasure or profit, material or so called spiritual.
    Love says "I am everything". Wisdom says "I am nothing". Between the two, my life flows.

    • Maharshi, Ramana (born Venkataraman Iyer)
    The self cannot be found in books. You have to find it for yourself, within yourself.

    • Mansfield, Katherine (Kathleen Mansfield Beauchamp Murry)
    The pleasure of reading is doubled when one lives with another who shares the same books

    • Marbury, Elisabeth (Bessy Marbury)
    A caress is better than a career

    • Marceau, Marcel (Marcel Mangel)
    To communicate through silence is a link between the thoughts of man

    • Marks, Michael
    High achievement has nothing to do with good character
    You might give her the benefit of the doubt because this woman is extremely intelligent, has super-high grades, and seems to have very civilized and cultured friends.
    Well, guess what?
    High achievement has nothing to do with good character.
    In fact, studies show that there is a higher rate of psychopaths among CEOs than among the general population.

    • Marley, Bob (Robert Nesta Marley)
    Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you; you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for.

    • Marlowe, Christopher
    Come live with me and be my Love,
    And we will all the pleasures prove
    That hills and valleys, dale and field,
    And all the craggy mountains yield.
    (Words of love)

    • Marquis, Don (Donald Robert Perry Marquis)
    Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.

    • marriage:
    Marriage is a relationship in which one person is always right, and the other is a husband.
    From: Married... with Children,
    American situation comedy that aired for eleven seasons that featured a dysfunctional family living in Chicago.
    Sex again? Peg, we've been married seventeen years now. Can't we just be friends?

    • Marx, Groucho
    I would never join any club that would accept me as a member
    Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read.
    More quotes by Groucho Marx
    But enough talk about me, let's talk about you...What do you think of me?

    • Marx, Karl (Karl Heinrich Marx)
    Anyone who knows anything of history knows that great social changes are impossible without feminine upheaval.
    A commodity appears at first sight an extremely obvious, trivial thing.
    But its analysis brings out that it is a very strange thing, abounding in metaphysical subtleties and theological niceties

    • Mauriac, François
    Pour beaucoup de femmes, le plus court chemin vers la perfection, c'est la tendresse
    No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.

    • Maurois, André (Emile Salomon Wilhelm Herzog)
    Si les hommes comprenaient mieux les dangers que comporte l'emploi de certains mots,
    les dictionnaires, aux devantures des librairies, seraient enveloppés d'une bande rouge : Explosifs. A manier avec soin

    • McKenna, Terence (Terence Kemp McKenna)
    Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other people's convenience and the convenience of various institutions, churches, companies, tax collection schemes, what have you.
    The important thing at this moment is your humanness. And, the major thing making war on your humanness is your culture. Culture is not your friend.
    What blinds us, or what makes historical progress very difficult, is our lack of awareness of our ignorance.
    Mind says I want to be pure unleashed conceptuality
    I always thought death would come on the freeway in a few horrifying moments, so you'd have no time to sort it out

    • McLordy (A_McLordy)
    Pope says atheists pick and choose their morals. Correct. Today I will be frowning on child abuse and not having a problem with homosexuality.

    • Menander (Μένανδρος)
    There is nothing more daring than ignorance.

    • Mercier, Pascal
    La vie n’est pas ce que nous vivons, elle est ce que nous imaginons vivre.
    To live for the moment: it sounds so right and so beautiful. But the more I want to, the less I understand what it means.

    • Michelangelo (Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni)
    I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free
    Carving is easy, you just go down to the skin and stop.
    Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.
    A man paints with his brains and not with his hands .

    • Michener, James A. (James Albert Michener)
    Space is indifferent to what we do; it has no feeling, no design, no interest in whether or not we grapple with it

    He that has light within his own clear breast
    May sit in the center, and enjoy bright day:
    But he that hides a dark soul and foul thoughts
    Benighted walks under the mid-day sun;
    Himself his own dungeon.

    • Mizner, Wilson
    To my embarrassment I was born in bed with a lady.

    • Moncur, Laura
    I’ve decided that the key to happiness is low expectations

    • Monet, Angela
    Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music

    • Monroe, Marilyn (Norma Jeane Mortenson | Norma Jeane Baker)
    I am selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.
    I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right
    Sex is part of nature. I go along with nature. → Το σεξ είναι φυσικό, κι εγώ, φυσικά, συμβαδίζω με τη φύση.
    Don't you know that a man being rich is like a girl being pretty? You wouldn't marry a girl just because she's pretty, but my goodness, doesn't it help?.

    • Montalbán, Ricardo (Ricardo Gonzalo Pedro Montalbán y Merino)
    True love doesn’t happen right away; it’s an ever-growing process. It develops after you’ve gone through many ups and downs, when you’ve suffered together, cried together, laughed together.

    • Montgomery, Lucy Maud
    If you can sit in silence with a person for half an hour and yet be entirely comfortable, you and that person can be friends.
    If you cannot, friends you'll never be and you need not waste time in trying.

    • Morita, Akio
    Don't be afraid to make a mistake. But make sure you don't make the same mistake twice.

    • Morrison, Toni (Chloe Anthony Wofford)
    Love is or it ain't. Thin love ain't love at all.

    • Muir, John
    The dearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.

    • Murdoch, Iris (Dame Iris Murdoch)
    No love is entirely without worth, even when the frivolous calls to the frivolous and the base to the base.

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