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Scottish Proverbs

Try before you trust.

William Shakespeare

Afore me! It is so very late, that we may call it early by and by.

Heinrich Heine

I once saw many flowers blooming upon my way, in indolence I scorned to pick them in my going and passed in proud indifference. Now, when my grave is dug, they taunt me; Now, when I'm sick to death in pain, In mocking torment still they haunt me, Those fragrant blooms of my disdain. ? Heinrich Heine

Tim Keller, fully Timothy J. Keller

God's Kingdom is present in its beginnings, but still future in its fullness. This guards us from an under-realized eschatology (expecting no change now) and an over-realized eschatology (expecting all change now). In this stage, we embrace the reality that while we're not yet what we will be, we're also no longer what we used to be.

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

I?m an author. We don?t want to lead. We don?t need to follow. We stay home and make stuff up and write it down and send it out into the world, and get inside people?s heads. Perhaps we change the world and perhaps we don?t. We never know. We just make stuff up.

Christine de Pizan or Pisan

There is no fire without smoke but there is often smoke without fire.

Walter Hilton

Examine yourself closely, and you will find two limbs attached to it; envy and anger. From this spring many branches: hatred, evil suspicion, rash judgment, resentment, distain, slander, unkindness, backbiting, anger, resentment against those who despise or speak evil about you, having pleasure at their troubles, and a strong desire that they should be punished for their sins.

George Bernard Shaw

Just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus, sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam

He does good to himself who does good to his friend.

Edward Young

Wouldst thou be famed? have those high acts in view, brave men would act though scandal would ensue.

Louis Pasteur

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

William Shakespeare

Fast asleep? It is no matter. Enjoy the honey-heavy dew of slumber. Thou hast no figures nor no fantasies Which busy care draws in the brains of men; Therefore thou sleep'st so sound. Julius Caesar, Act ii, Scene 1

Mary Shelley, née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin

A miserable spectacle of wrecked humanity, pitiable to others and intolerable to myself.

Max Beerbohm, fully Sir Henry Maximilian "Max" Beerbohm

The dullard's envy of brilliant men is always assuaged by the suspicion that they will come to a bad end.

Vedas, The Vedas

As the wild animals of the forest start in fear from man, thus do thou, O drum, shout against the enemies, frighten them away, and bewilder their minds. - Atharva Veda

Yuval Noah Harari

In contrast, humankind ascended to the top so quickly that the ecosystem was not given time to adjust. Moreover, humans themselves failed to adjust. Most top predators of the planet are majestic creatures. Millions of years of dominion have filled them with self-confidence. Sapiens by contrast is more like a banana republic dictator. Having so recently been one of the underdogs of the savannah, we are full of fears and anxieties over our position, which makes us doubly cruel and dangerous. Many historical calamities, from deadly wars to ecological catastrophes, have resulted from this over-hasty jump.

Eugene Peterson

It is easier to find guides, someone to tell you what to do, than someone to be with you in a discerning, prayerful companionship as you work it out yourself. This is what spiritual direction is.

Max Lucado

Find joy in the ordinary.

Richard Price

I have offices all over the place and I avoid work everywhere. I don't like to write - I like to be finished.

Debasish Mrida

Life is not about success; life is about joy, peace, and happiness.

Shannon L. Alder

To think because you have been saved that you are now sane is insanity. God doesn?t fix the mind. He only gives you opportunities to have moments of clarity. It is your job to climb the mountain and see above the clouds for yourself, not to believe the congregation's interpretation of the view.

James Mackintosh, fully Sir James Mackintosh

It is right to be contented with what we have, but never with what we are.

Ezra Pound, fully Ezra Weston Loomis Pound

Come, let us pity those who are better off than we are. Come, my friend, and remember that The rich have butlers and no friends, And we have friends and no butlers.

George Bernard Shaw

Without art the crudeness of reality would make the world unbearable.

Tony Judt, fully Tony Robert Judt

A democracy of permanent consensus will not long remain a democracy.