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Walt Whitman, fully Walter "Walt" Whitman

Is this then a touch? quivering me to a new identity, flames and ether making a rush for my veins, treacherous tip of me reaching and crowding to help them, my flesh and blood playing out lightning to strike what is hardly different from myself, on all sides prurient provokers stiffening my limbs.

Romanian Proverbs

A mouse in time may bite in two a cable.

Orison Swett Marden

The best thing about giving of ourselves is that what we get is always better than what we give. The reaction is greater than the action.

Helen Keller. aka Helen Adams Keller

A happy life consists not in the absence, but in the mastery of hardships.

Serbian Proverbs

Some are duplicates, keeping them in cyrilic, which gives it the right flavor.

Murray Rothbard, fully Murray Newton Rothbard

In 1756 Edmund Burke published his first work: Vindication of Natural Society. Curiously enough it has been almost completely ignored in the current Burke revival. This work contrasts sharply with Burke?s other writings, for it is hardly in keeping with the current image of the Father of the New Conservatism. A less conservative work could hardly be imagined; in fact, Burke?s Vindication was perhaps the first modern expression of rationalistic and individualistic anarchism? Anarchism is an extreme term, but no other can adequately describe Burke?s thesis. Again and again, he emphatically denounces any and all government, and not just specific forms of government? All government, Burke adds, is founded on one grand error. It was observed that men sometimes commit violence against one another, and that it is therefore necessary to guard against such violence. As a result, men appoint governors among them. But who is to defend the people against the governors? ? The anarchism of Burke?s Vindication is negative, rather than positive. It consists of an attack on the State rather than a positive blueprint of the type of society which Burke would regard as ideal. Consequently, both the communist and the individualist wings of anarchism have drawn sustenance from this work.

Paulo Coelho

Life is really generous to those who pursue their Personal Legend.

Richard Branson

Well, I think that there's a very thin dividing line between success and failure. And I think if you start a business without financial backing, you're likely to go the wrong side of that dividing line.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What is there in thee, Man, that can be known? Dark fluxion, all unfixable by thought, a phantom dim of past and future wrought, vain sister of the worm.

Marguerite De Valois, or Margaret of Valois, Marguerite de France

In love as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.

Hebrew Proverbs

A slave shows his true character, not while he is enslaved but when he becomes a master.

Mother Teresa, born Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu

Find the sick, the suffering, and the lonely right where you are and in your own homes and in your own families, in your workplaces and in your schools.

Zen Proverbs and Thoughts

It is easy to shield the outer body from poisoned arrows, but it is impossible to shield the mind from poisoned darts that originate within itself.

Nikos Kazantzakis

I was happy, I knew that. While experiencing happiness, we have difficulty in being conscious of it. Only when the happiness is past and we look back on it do we suddenly realize - sometimes with astonishment - how happy we had been.

Mexican Proverbs

The most desirable woman is always the one who belongs to someone else.

George Meredith

The season of love is the carnival of egoism and it brings a touchstone to our natures.

Romanian Proverbs

Times change and we with them.

Guru Gobind Singh

Behold the True Guru, each and every moment, He shows us the spiritual path of the Lord.

Frederick William Farrar

No true work since the world began was ever wasted; no true life since the world began has ever failed. Oh, understand those two perverted words "failure" and "success." and measure them by the eternal, not by the earthly standard. When after thirty obscure, toilsome, unrecorded years in the shop of the village carpenter, one came forth to be preeminently the man of sorrows, to wander from city to city in homeless labors, and to expire in lonely agony upon the shameful cross — was that a failure? Nay, my brethren.it was the death of Him who lived that we might follow His footsteps, it was the life, it was the death of the Son of

Douglas William Jerrold

He is one of those wise philanthropists who in a time of famine would vote for nothing but a supply of toothpicks.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

I swear to you, sirs, that excessive consciousness is a disease--a genuine, absolute disease.

Yuval Noah Harari

As of 2006, there were still fifty-three countries where a husband could not be prosecuted for the rape of his wife. Even in Germany, rape laws were amended only in 1997 to create a legal category of marital rape.

Baron de Montesquieu, fully Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu

Slavery is not useful to the master or the slave to him because he cannot do anything by virtue in this, because he gradually becomes accustomed to violate all the moral virtues, he became proud swift, hard, angry, voluptuous, and cruel .

Jane Hirshfield

I want to preserve a certain unknowing about my own poems - perhaps because unknowing is in itself a useful poetic thirst. To move the perimeter of saying outside my own boundaries is one reason I write.

Henrik Ibsen, aka Henrik Johan Ibsen

Hasn't a daughter the right to protect her dying father from worry and anxiety? Hasn't a wife the right to save her husband's life? I don't know much about the law, but I'm quite certain that it must say somewhere that things like that are allowed.