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It always seemed strange to me that the things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, aquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and selfinterest are the traits of sucess. And while men admire the quality of the first, they love the produce of the second.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure on the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me love and work - these two only.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If I were asked to say what is at once the most important production of Art and the thing most to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful House; and if I were further asked to name the production next in importance and the thing next to be longed for; I should answer; A beautiful Book. To enjoy good houses and good books in self-respect and decent comfort, seems to me to be the pleasurable end towards which all societies of human beings ought now to struggle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It took me years to understand that words are often as important as experience, because words make experience last.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Dreamer of dreams, born out of my due time, / Why should I strive to set the crooked straight? / Let it suffice me that my murmuring rhyme / Beats with light wing against the ivory gate, / Telling a tale not too importunate.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You hesitate to stab me with a word, and know not - silence is the sharper sword.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
. . .suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but - I hope - into a better shape.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I never dared be a radical when young, for fear it would make me a conservative when old.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The rich are different from you and me because they have more credit.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
People are generally amazed that I would take an interest in any form that would require me to stop talking for three hours.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My country owes me nothing. It gave me, as it gives every boy and girl, a chance. It gave me schooling, independence of action, opportunity for service and honor. In no other land could a boy from a country village, without inheritance or influential.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
This is a free country. Folks have a right to send me letters, and I have a right not to read them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He bade me observe it, and I should always find, that the calamities of life were shared among the upper and lower part of mankind; but that the middle station had the fewest disasters.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Outdoors for me is walking from the car to the ticket desk at the airportMore [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Summer afternoon, summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What is important to me is not the truth outside myself, but the truth within myself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My mother never saw the irony in calling me a son-of-a-bitch.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Never shall I forget the days I spent with you. Continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Your love makes me at once the happiest and the unhappiest of men.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would especially like to recourt the Muse of poetry, who ran off with the mailman four years ago, and drops me only a scribbled postcard from time to time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Grant that I may not pray alone with the mouth; help me that I may pray from the depths of my heart.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Though God hath raised me high, yet this I count the glory of my crown: that I have reigned with your loves. And though you have had, and may have, many mightier and wiser princes sitting in this seat; yet you never had, nor shall have any that will love you better.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is an Italian proverb which saith, From my enemy let me defend myself; but from a pretensed friend Lord deliver me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There are some oligarchs that make me want to bite them just as one crunches into a carrot or a radish.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Restlessness is discontent and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Do not be angry with me if I tell you the truth.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I am a Communist, a convinced Communist! For some that may be a fantasy. But to me it is my main goal.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The word "Action!" frees me - the transformation is something I cannot explain - too much analysis might destroy it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whenever I was upset by something in the papers, Jack always told me to be more tolerant, like a horse flicking away flies in the summer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me that trouble of liking them.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The game is my life. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
You people are telling me what you think I want to know. I want to know what is actually happening.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Passion costs me too much to bestow it on every trifle.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have somewhere met with the epitaph on a charitable man which has pleased me very much. I cannot recollect the words, but here is the sense of it: What I spent I lost; what I possessed is left to others; what I gave away remains with me.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish that, when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens the water about him till he becomes invisible.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
There is no sickness worse for me than words that to be kind must lie.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It has meant a lot to me to challenge the best players in the world and to beat them. And it means a lot to me to be out here and fighting for the title and, you know, it hurts not to win it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I desire not to desire, for my will is without value, since I am ignorant in any case. Therefore choose Thou for me what thou knowest to be best and do not put my perdition in what my autonomy and free choice prefer.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Whoever approaches Me walking, I will come to him running; and he who meets Me with sins equivalent to the whole world, I will greet him with forgiveness equal to it.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Strengthen me by sympathizing with my strength, not my weakness.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Books that have become classics -- books that have had their day and now get more praise than perusal -- always remind me of retired colonels and majors and captains who, having reached the age limit, find themselves retired on half pay.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If the Lord Almighty had consulted me before embarking upon Creation, I should have recommended something simpler.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
My father told me that if you saw a man in a Rolls Royce you could be sure he was not a gentleman unless he was the chauffeur.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is not opium which makes me work but its absence, and in order for me to feel its absence it must from time to time be present.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I myself spent nine years in an insane asylum and I never had the obsession of suicide, but I know that each conversation with a psychiatrist, every morning at the time of his visit, made me want to hang myself, realizing that I would not be able to cut his throat.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pleasure usually takes the form of me and now; joy is us and always.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Pretend that every single person you meet has a sign around his or her neck that says, Make me feel important. Not only will you succeed in sales, you will succeed in life.More [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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