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Michio Kaku

Fifth is Q, the amplitude of the irregularities in the cosmic microwave background, which equals 10.

John Taylor Gatto

Good things happen to the human spirit when it is left alone.

Thomas Hood

For my part, getting up seems not so easy by half as lying.

Henrik Ibsen, aka Henrik Johan Ibsen

Back he'll come...With vine leaves in his hair. Flushed and confident.

Thomas Cronin, fully Thomas Edward Cronin

Good teachers demonstrate not only their learning but also the process by which they learn; they realize that part of their job is to teach people how to learn. Teachers teach not only their own subject but also the principles of study and concentration and their rewards.

Thomas Macaulay, fully Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay, 1st Baron Macaulay

It is true that he professed himself a supporter of toleration. Every sect clamours for toleration when it is down. We have not the smallest doubt that when Bonner was in the Marshalsea he thought it a very hard thing that a man should be locked up in a gaol for not being able to understand the words This is my body in the same way with the lords of the council. It would not be very wise to conclude that a beggar is full of Christian charity because he assures you that God will reward you if you give him a penny; or that a soldier is humane because he cries out lustily for quarter when a bayonet is at his throat. The doctrine which, from the very first origin of religious dissensions, has been held by bigots of all sects, when condensed into a few words and stripped of rhetorical disguise, is simply this: I am in the right, and you are in the wrong. When you are the stronger, you ought to tolerate me; for it is your duty to tolerate truth. But when I am the stronger, I shall persecute you; for it is my duty to persecute error.

Turkish Proverbs

Where you were born is less important than how you live.

Richard Nixon, fully Richard Milhous Nixon

The lesson of all history warns us that we should negotiate only when our military superiority is so convincing that we can achieve our objective at the conference table, and deny the aggressor theirs.

William Shakespeare

I know not why I love this youth, and I have heard you say Love's reason's without reason. King John, Act iv, Scene 8

Wisława Szymborska, fully Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska

Nothing does not happen twice. Nothing does not happen again and will not happen. For this reason, due to have been born and we went raw. Even the most stupid student of world we did not repeat any winter or summer will not be repeated no day like no two nights are not Dvbvsúh previous look next look not like yesterday, when someone in front of me said aloud your name so I, like a rose window of the room is gone. Today they're together I was facing the wall of roses! Rose will look like? Are roses, flowers? Stone is probably a bad time when fear no reason why the coloring? Are - then it should be spent serving Shvy- beauty is in the same half both smiling at each other's arms are trying to reconcile us together though apart like two drops of water clear.

Thornton Wilder, fully Thornton Niven Wilder

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.

Frank Lloyd Wright, born Frank Lincoln Wright

Noble life demands a noble architecture for noble uses of noble men. Lack of culture means what it has always meant: ignoble civilization and therefore imminent downfall.

Wolof Proverbs

What one person can do, two can do better.

Martial, full name Marcus Valarius Martialis

My poems are naughty, but my life is pure.

Muhammad, also spelled Mohammad, Mohammed or Mahomet, full name Muhammad Ibn `Abd Allāh Ibn `Abd al-Muttalib

Do not destroy your prayers for verily one who destroys his prayers shall be resurrected in the company of Qarun, Haman and Fir`awn.

Robert M. Pirsig

You?ve got to live right, too. It?s the way you live that predisposes you to avoid the traps and see the right facts. You want to know how to paint a perfect painting? It?s easy. Make yourself perfect and then just paint naturally. That?s the way all the experts do it. The making of a painting or the fixing of a motorcycle isn?t separate from the rest of your existence. If you?re a sloppy thinker the six days of the week you aren?t working on your machine, what trap avoidance, what gimmicks, can make you all of a sudden sharp on the seventh? It all goes together... The real cycle you're working in is a cycle called yourself. The machine that appears to be out there and the person that appears to be in here are not two separate things. They grow toward Quality or fall away from Quality together.

Wendell Berry

You can best serve civilization by being against what usually passes for it.

English Proverbs

Fair words break no bones.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Hope not without despair, despair not without hope.

Annie Besant

The wanting of advice is the sign that the Spirit in you has not yet spoken with the compelling voice that you ought to obey.

Miguel de Unamuno, fully Miguel de Unamuno y Jogo

To strike a nail once, you must strike the horseshoe a hundred times.

English Proverbs

Don't dip your pen in company ink.

Wei Wu Wei, pen name for Terence James Stannus Gray

The Buddha forbore to specify: as long as there is any “one” to suffer — he will.

Author 193954

The life we have on Earth must have spontaneously generated itself. It must therefore be possible for life to exist spontaneously elsewhere in the universe.

Vinoba Bhave, fully Vinayak Narahari "Vinoba" Bhave

When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.