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A person who doubts himself is like a man who would enlist in the ranks of his enemies and bear arms agains himself. He makes his failure certain by himself being the first person to be convinced of it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One man with an idea in his head is in danger of being considered a madman: two men with the same idea in common may be foolish, but can hardly be mad; ten men sharing an idea begin to act, a hundred draw attention as fanatics, a thousand and society begins to tremble, a hundred thousand and there is war abroad, and the cause has victories tangible and real; and why only a hundred thousand? Why not a hundred million and peace upon the earth? You and I who agree together, it is we who have to answer that question.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
His claim to his home is deep, but there are too many ghosts. He must absorb without being absorbed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If we feel the least degradation in being amorous, or merry or hungry, or sleepy, we are so far bad animals & miserable men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Being ignorant is not so much a shame, as being unwilling to learn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pages are still blank, but there is a miraculous feeling of the words being there, written in invisible ink and clamoring to become visible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Freedom lies in being bold.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The Desire of Man being Infinite, the possession is Infinite, and himself Infinite.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If you desire to drain to the dregs the fullest cup of scorn and hatred that a fellow human being can pour out for you, let a young mother hear you call dear baby it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Clocks slay time... time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A human being is only interesting if he’s in contact with himself. I learned you have to trust yourself, be what you are, and do what you ought to do the way you should do it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dreaming about being an actress, is more exciting then being one.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a gigantic difference between earning a great deal of money and being rich.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All religions die of one disease - that of being found out.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives - of approving of some and disapproving of others.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one, and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly, cut the odds and take a bomb.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Acting is illusion, as much illusion as magic is, and not so much a matter of being real.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Women are not pals enough with men, so we must make ourselves indispensable. After all, we have the greatest weapon in our hands by just being women.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I know the human being and fish can coexist peacefully.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
We live by admiration, hope and love; and even as these are well and wisely fixed, in dignity of being we ascend.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
After being Turned Down by numerous Publishers, he had decided to write for Posterity.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If all be true that I do think, there are five reasons we should drink: Good wine -- a friend -- or being dry -- or lest we should be by and by -- or any other reason why.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A celebrity is a person who works hard all of their life to become well known, and then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
No one ever became, or can become truly eloquent without being a reader of the Bible, and an admirer of the purity and sublimity of its language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The highest manifestation of life consists in this: that a being governs its own actions. A thing which is always subject to the direction of another is somewhat of a dead thing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In contrast to revenge, which is the natural, automatic reaction to transgression and which, because of the irreversibility of the action process can be expected and even calculated, the act of forgiving can never be predicted; it is the only reaction that acts in an unexpected way and thus retains, though being a reaction, something of the original character of action.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It contains a misleading impression, not a lie. It was being economical with the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Should we grieve over a little misplaced charity, when an all knowing, all wise Being showers down every day his benefits on the unthankful and undeserving?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sir Walter, being strangely surprised and put out of his countenance at so great a table, gives his son a damned blow over the face. His son, as rude as he was, would not strike his father, but strikes over the face the gentleman that sat next to him and said Box about: twill come to my father anon.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is... axiomatic that we should all think of ourselves as being more sensitive than other people because, when we are insensitive in our dealings with others, we cannot be aware of it at the time: conscious insensitivity is a self-contradiction.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is indolence... Indolence and love of ease; a want of all laudable ambition, of taste for good company, or of inclination to take the trouble of being agreeable, which make men clergymen. A clergyman has nothing to do but be slovenly and selfish; read the newspaper, watch the weather, and quarrel with his wife. His curate does all the work and the business of his own life is to dine.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It may be possible to do without dancing entirely. Instances have been known of young people passing many, many months successively without being at any ball of any description, and no material injury accrue either to body or mind; but when a beginning is made -- when the felicities of rapid motion have once been, though slightly, felt -- it must be a very heavy set that does not ask for more.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Single women have a dreadful propensity for being poor. Which is one very strong argument in favor of matrimony.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A minority is always compelled to think. That is the blessing of being in the minority.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as if he was amazed at being himself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The greatest significance of the present student generation is that it is through them that the point of view of the subjugated is finally and inexorably being expressed.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The act of divine worship is the inestimable privilege of man, the only created being who bows in humility and adoration.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Nothing is a greater impediment to being on good terms with others than being ill at ease with yourself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strength instead of being the lusty child of passion, grows by grappling with and subduing them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The politician being interviewed clearly takes a great deal of trouble to imagine an ending to his sentence: and if he stopped short? His entire policy would be jeopardized!More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure is continually disappointed, reduced, deflated, in favor of strong, noble values: Truth, Death, Progress, Struggle, Joy, etc. Its victorious rival is Desire: we are always being told about Desire, never about Pleasure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is the good of being a genius if you cannot use it as an excuse for being unemployed?More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The things that have come into being change continually. The man with a good memory remembers nothing because he forgets nothing.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
All fashions are charming, or rather relatively charming, each one being a new striving, more or less well conceived, after beauty, an approximate statement of an ideal, the desire for which constantly teases the unsatisfied human mind.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The pleasure we derive from the representation of the present is due, not only to the beauty it can be clothed in, but also to its essential quality of being the present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Modernity is the transient, the fleeting, the contingent; it is one half of art, the other being the eternal and the immovable.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The being who, for most men, is the source of the most lively, and even, be it said, to the shame of philosophical delights, the most lasting joys; the being towards or for whom all their efforts tend for whom and by whom fortunes are made and lost; for whom, but especially by whom, artists and poets compose their most delicate jewels; from whom flow the most enervating pleasures and the most enriching sufferings -- woman, in a word, is not, for the artist in general... only the female of the human species. She is rather a divinity, a star.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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