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William Shakespeare

How is it that the clouds still hang on you? Hamlet, Act i, Scene2

Greek Proverbs

The heart that loves is always young.

Ovid, formally Publius Ovidius Naso

Neither can the wave that has passed by be recalled, nor the hour which has passed return again.

Sathya Sai Baba, fully Sri Sathya Sai Baba

Anger is the harvest of the bewitching mind; it enslaves man and fogs his understanding.

George Gaylord Simpson

Most of the dogmatic religions have exhibited a perverse talent for taking the wrong side on the most important concepts in the material universe, from the structure of the solar system to the origin of man.

P. J. O'Rourke

One of the few benefits of being a journalist is that you're not in the Army.

Francis Fukuyama, fully Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama

The sudden demise of the dinosaurs do not destabilize the validity of the special theory of biological evolution

Avi Arad

I will always want Ian McKellen. There's no way for me to think of not walking into the story through him ? through something happening now, and then going back there. Ian is an ambassador for this, and he needs to be there.

Mary Ritter Beard

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.

Rollo May, fully Rollo Reese May

The greatest block to a person's development is his having to take on a way of life which is not rooted in his own powers.

Chinese Proverbs

A rogue is soft as cotton; a hard as iron.

Minna Thomas Antrim

That one woman is capable of loving another is an historical truth; but never yet lived one who could not listen to her own praises at the expense of her adored friend.

Woody Allen, formally Heywood "Woody" Allen, born Allan Stewart Konigsberg

Because it's much more pleasant to be obsessed over how the hero gets out of his predicament than it is over how I get out of mine.

Yukteswar, fully Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri, born Priyanath Karar

Forget the outward symbols of renunciation, which may injure you by inducing a false pride. Nothing matters except your steady, daily spiritual advancement; for that, use Kriya Yoga.

Frank Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.

Any road followed precisely to its end leads precisely nowhere. Climb the mountain just a little bit to test it's a mountain. From the top of the mountain, you cannot see the mountain.

Will Durant, fully William James "Will" Durant

A cat has a reputation to protect. If it had a halo, it would be worn cocked to one side.

Oliver Cromwell

He has arrogated to himself despotic authority and the actual sovereignty of these realms under the mask of humility and the public service... Obedience and submission were never so manifest in England as at present... their spirits are so crushed? yet... they dare not rebel and only murmur under their breath, though all live in hope of the fulfilment one day of the prophecies foretelling a change of rule ere long.

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.

Nigerian Proverbs

You cannot compare the living with the dead.

P. J. O'Rourke

Imagine a weight-loss program at the end of which, instead of better health, good looks, and hot romantic prospects, you die. Somalia had become just this kind of spa.

Prabhavananda, fully Swami Prabhavananda

The breeze of God’s grace is blowing continually. You have to set your sail to catch that breeze.

Arthur Conan Doyle, fully Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Then when the words were said, and man's form had tried to sanctify that which was already divine, we walked amid the pealings of the Wedding March into the vestry . . .

Stephen Covey, fully Stephen Richards Covey

Do not fear mistakes?fear only the absence of creative, constructive, and corrective responses to those mistakes.

Martin Esslin, fully Martin Julius Esslin

"Absurd" originally means "out of harmony," in a musical context. Hence its dictionary definition: "out of harmony with reason or propriety; incongruous, unreasonable, illogical." In common usage, "absurd" may simply mean "ridiculous," but this is not the sense in which Camus uses the word, and in which it is used when we speak of the Theatre of the Absurd. In an essay on Kafka, Ionesco defined his understanding of the term as follows: "Absurd is that which is devoid of purpose. . . . Cut from his religious, metaphysical, and transcendental roots, man is lost; all his actions become senseless, absurd, useless."

Paulo Coelho

We have been moving along at such a fast pace that we no longer know what we are doing. Now we have to wait until our soul catches up with us.