Random Quotes

Michio Kaku

One in 200 stars has habitable Earth-like planets surrounding it - in the galaxy, half a billion stars have Earth-like planets going around them - that's huge, half a billion. So when we look at the night sky, it makes sense that someone is looking back at us.

Joseph Addison

Ladies are always of great use to the party they espouse, and never fail to win over numbers to it. Lovers, according to Sir William Petty's computation, make at least the third part of sensible men of the British nation; and it has been an uncontroverted maxim in all ages, that though a husband is sometimes a stubborn sort of a creature, a lover is always at the devotion of his mistress. By this means, it lies in the power of every fine woman, to secure at least half a dozen able-bodied men to his Majesty's service.

Theodore H. White, fully Theodore Harold White

The Americans of the age were not an irreligious people; and the fact that they were Christian was very important, for the marks of Christianity lay all across the Constitution.

Madeleine L’Engle

What I must learn is to love with all of me, giving all of me, and yet remain whole in myself. Any other kind of love is too demanding of the other; it takes, rather than gives. To love so completely that you lose yourself in another person is not good. You are giving a weight, not the sense of lightness and light that loving someone should give.

Samuel Butler

Academic and aristocratic people live in such an uncommon atmosphere that common sense can rarely reach them.

Solomon, fully King Solomon, aka Jedidiah

A woman's clothing shows her heart and character. A whore dresses like one, and a virtuous woman dresses modestly in the opposite direction. She is never provocative, and her husband can always safely trust her. She knows clothes are to conceal, not reveal, those parts of her body for her husband only.

Frank Herbert, formally Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr.

There will be sadness.

Shannon L. Alder

If you live life on your own terms it shouldn?t feel like a jail cell.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

Passion is always suffering, even when gratified.

Robert Burns, aka Rabbie Burns, Scotland's favourite son, the Ploughman Poet, Robden of Solway Firth, the Bard of Ayrshire and in Scotland as simply The Bard

Ye Hypocrites, are these your pranks
To murder men and gie God thanks
Desist for shame, proceed no further
God won't accept your thanks for murder.

Publius Syrus

It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.

Wilferd Peterson, fully Wilferd Arlan Peterson

Freedom is an open door, but you must walk through it... Freedom is an invitation to be creative... Freedom is the right to be yourself, to make mistakes, to fail and try again. No failure is final; freedom always gives you another chance.

Reshad Feild, born Richard Timothy Feild

Serving God - what more beautiful thing is there to do! The only real joy is to be a servant of God, and that means being awake all the time to the needs of the moment…. We cannot have any preconceived ideas of what service means. We never know from one moment to the next, what will be asked of us.

David Deutsch, fully David Elieser Deutsch

The quantum theory of parallel universes is not the problem, it is the solution. It is not some troublesome, optional interpretation emerging from arcane theoretical considerations. It is the explanation, the only one that is tenable, of a remarkable and counter-intuitive reality.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

But now I will say, that thou mayest know that you're leaving, what man you separate yourself. Do you know how at first I understood you? The passion took me like fire, it has seeped into my blood like poison and troubled all my thoughts, all my feelings. I was intoxicated. I was as stunned, and your pure, merciful love, I said no as equals, not as if I was worthy of your love, but without understanding or feeling. I did not understand you. I answered you as the woman who, in my view, is to forget me and not the one who wanted me to raise it up. Do you know what I suspected you , that meant to me to forget ? But no, I do not offend you by my confession. I will tell you only that you are deeply deceived you about me! Never ever, I could not raise myself up to you. I could only gaze in your boundless love, once I had you understood you. But it does not erase my fault. My passion raised by you was not love. Love, I do not fear. I did not dare to love. In love there is reciprocity, equality, and I was unworthy. I did not know what was in me!

Francis Bacon

You may observe that amongst all the great and worthy persons (whereof the memory remaineth, either ancient or recent) there is not one that hath been transported to the mad degree of love,—which shows that great spirits and great business do keep out this weak passion. You must except, nevertheless, Marcus Antoninus, the half-partner of the empire of Rome, and Appius Claudius, the decemvir and lawgiver.

F. Scott Fitzgerald, fully Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

EverybodyÂ’s youth is a dream, a form of chemical madness.

Shivananda, fully Swami Shivananda, born Tarak Nath Ghosal, aka Mahapurush Maharaj (Great Soul)

Meditation is the dissolution of thoughts in Eternal awareness or Pure consciousness without objectification, knowing without thinking, merging finitude in infinity.

Thomas Jefferson

I know that the acquisition of Louisiana has been disapproved by some ... that the enlargement of our territory would endanger its union.... The larger our association the less will it be shaken by local passions; and in any view is it not better that the opposite bank of the Mississippi should be settled by our own brethren and children than by strangers of another family?

Peter Gabriel

I grieve for you. You leave me. So hard to move on. Still loving what's gone. They say life carries on. Carries on and on and on and on...

Ghanaian Proverbs

One strong man does not catch another strong man.

Plutarch, named Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus after becoming Roman citizen

Medicine, to produce health, has to examine disease, and music, to create harmony, must investigate discord; and the supreme arts of temperance, of justice, and of wisdom, as they are acts of judgment and selection, exercised not on good and just and expedient only, but also on wicked, unjust, and inexpedient objects, do not give their commendations to the mere innocence whose boast is its inexperience of evil, and whose utter name is, by their award, simpleness and ignorance of what all men who live aright should know.

Guru Nanak

If no agreement with respect to the crop has been made between the owner of the field and the owner of the seed, the benefit clearly belongs to the owner of the field, the receptacle is more important than the seed.

Maria Montessori

To prepare teachers in the method of the experimental sciences is not an easy matter. When we shall have instructed them in anthropometry and psychometry in the most minute manner possible, we shall have only created machines, whose usefulness will be most doubtful. Indeed, if it is after this fashion that we are to initiate our teachers into experiment, we shall remain forever in the field of theory. The teachers of the old school, prepared according to the principles of metaphysical philosophy, understood the ideas of certain men regarded as authorities, and moved the muscles of speech in talking of them, and the muscles of the eye in reading their theories. Our scientific teachers, instead, are familiar with certain instruments and know how to move the muscles of the hand and arm in order to use these instruments; besides this, they have an intellectual preparation which consists of a series of typical tests, which they have, in a barren and mechanical way, learned how to apply. The difference is not substantial, for profound differences cannot exist in exterior technique alone, but lie rather within the inner man. Not with all our initiation into scientific experiment have we prepared new masters, for, after all, we have left them standing without the door of real experimental science; we have not admitted them to the noblest and most profound phase of such study, ? to that experience which makes real scientists.

Barbara Ehrenreich, born Barbara Alexander

Frankly, I adore your catchy slogan Adoption, not abortion, although no one has been able to figure out, even with expert counseling, how to use adoption as a method of birth control, or at what time of the month it is most effective.