Random Quotes

Margaret Fuller, fully Sara Margaret Fuller, Marchese Ossoli

When not one man, in the million, shall I say? no, not in the hundred million, can rise above the belief that Woman was made for Man, ? when such traits as these are daily forced upon the attention, can we feel that Man will always do justice to the interests of Woman? Can we think that he takes a sufficiently discerning and religious view of her office and destiny ever to do her justice, except when prompted by sentiment ? accidentally or transiently?

Marianne Williamson

We embrace the idea -- advanced by both ancient philosophers and modern physicists -- that the world is one. Everything connects to everything; therefore, as we change, the world cannot but change with us.

Charly Heavenrich, "The Canyon Guy"

We are all unique, and we are all part of that energy called Yahoo. As a result, it does not serve us to try to be like anyone else, at least not in the physical world, and in the world of the soul, we are all alike. We are all here to support each other in recreating our own picture. Some of us have similar adventures, and if we learn to be observant, we can discover pieces of our puzzle from the experiences of those people.
Pay attention to the experiences that show up in your day-to-day life, and just notice what parts feel good. That is the signal that Yahoo is talking to you. Take that puzzle piece and see if it fits somewhere in your imposed picture. If it does, use it to replace one that doesn’t feel good. If it doesn’t fit, no problem. You haven’t lost anything, and you can continue on your adventure of discovery, as you continue to seek pleasure and knowledge. You will touch the world with beauty when you give yourself permission to respond to Yahoo’s signals, which always come through your feelings. There is no hurry. Take your time. And whatever you do, enjoy the journey.

Emily Brontë, fully Emily Jane Brontë, aka pseudonym Ellis Bell

The murdered do haunt their murderers, I believe. I know that ghosts have wandered on earth. Be with me always -- take any form -- drive me mad! Only do not leave me in this abyss, where I cannot find you!

Jean-Paul Sartre

[Existence has] neither cause nor reason nor necessity.

Daniel J. Bernstein, fully Daniel Julius Bernstein

I thank God for not making me a computer scientist.

Cicero, fully Marcus Tullius Cicero, anglicized as Tully

I care more for that long age which I shall never see than for my own small share of time.

William Shakespeare

O villain! thou wilt be condemned into everlasting redemption for this.

Marcel Proust, fully Valentin Louis Georges Eugène Marcel Proust

The truth is that every morning war is declared afresh. And the men who wish to continue it are as guilty as the men who began it, more guilty perhaps, for the latter perhaps did not foresee all its horrors.

Hilaire Belloc, fully Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc

For every time she shouted "Fire!" They only answered "Little liar!" And therefore when her aunt returned, Matilda, and the house, were burned.

Richard Hofstadter

The intellectual?s... playfulness, in its various manifestations, is likely to seem to most men a perverse luxury; in the United States the play of the mind is perhaps the only form of play that is not looked upon with the most tender indulgence. His piety is likely to seem nettlesome, if not actually dangerous. And neither quality is considered to contribute very much to the practical business of life.

Elie Wiesel, fully Eliezer "Elie" Wiesel

And why do you pray, Moshe? I asked him. I pray to the God within me that He will give me the strength to ask Him the right questions.

Richard Nixon, fully Richard Milhous Nixon

Finishing second in the Olympics gets you silver. Finishing second in politics gets you oblivion.

W. Somerset Maugham, fully William Somerset Maugham

Art should be appreciated with passion and violence, not with a tepid, deprecating elegance that fears the censoriousness of a common room.

Paulo Freire

I can only dislike what I am doing under the pain of not doing it well.

Brené Brown

I've found what makes children happy doesn't always prepare them to be courageous, engaged adults.

Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

Karma grows from our hearts. Karma terminates from our hearts.

Michael Ellis

The educational system is here for sustaining an economic and political order which is creating a wide spread human suffering and environmental degradation. It is compartmentalized and doesn?t educate for life or emotional intelligence.

Jean Baudrillard

Hide (dissimu are), do not have anything like it owned; If it is to simulate as if it has become something that has not.

Clarence Darrow, fully Clarence Seward Darrow

The fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. The fear of God is the death of wisdom. Skepticism and doubt lead to study and investigation, and investigation is the beginning of wisdom.

Jason A. Merchey

One of the most trenchant questions to analyze our self and our circumstances is,"Would I rather be anyone else?"

Sherwin Nuland, fully Sherwin Bernard Nuland

The belief in the probability of death with dignity is our, and society?s, attempt to deal with the reality of what is all too frequently a series of destructive events that involve by their very nature the disintegration of the dying person?s humanity. I have not often seen much dignity in the process by which we die.

Edgar Z. Friedenberg

The examined life has always been pretty well confined to the privileged class.

William Makepeace Thackeray

But it's a changeable world! When we consider how great our sorrow seem, and how small they are; how we think we shall die of grief, and how quickly we forget, I think we ought to be ashamed of ourselves and our fickle-heartedness. For, after all, what business has Time to bring us consolation?

Finley Peter Dunne

One of the most striking differences between a cat and a lie is that a cat only has nine lives.