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Russian Proverbs

Don't chat on the phone - a talker is a great find for a spy.

Virginia Woolf, nee Stephen, fully Adeline Virginia Woolf

Words rose above the intolerably laden dumb oxen plodding through the mud. Words without meaning - wonderful words.

Sam Peckinpah

The Western is a universal frame within which it's possible to comment on today.

Vincent van Gogh, fully Vincent Willem van Gogh

Nature always begins by resisting the artist, but he who really takes it seriously he will not be put off by that opposition.

Joseph Addison

Religion ? prescribes to every miserable man the means of bettering his condition; nay, it shows him that the bearing of his afflictions as he ought to do will naturally end in the removal of them: it makes him easy here because it can make him happy hereafter.

Whittaker Chambers, born Jay Vivian Chambers, aka Jay David Whittaker Chambers

He was a Southerner with the fine abandon some Southerners have about firearms and related matters. "Well, sir," he said with immense pleasure, "you've bought the right gun. Just hold it in front of you, squeeze the trigger, and, brother, it will be fay-ya-you-well."

Inayat Khan, aka Hazrat Inayat Khan, fully Pir-O-Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan

For the value of everything exists for man only so long as he does not understand it. When he has fully understood, the value is lost, be it the lowest thing or the highest thing.

Italian Proverbs

Do not judge of the ship from the land.

Woodrow Wilson, fully Thomas Woodrow Wilson

But the Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers' document: it is a vehicle of life, and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.

Thomas Wolfe, fully Thomas Clayton Wolfe

I believe that we are lost here in America, but I believe we shall be found. And this belief, which mounts now to the catharsis of knowledge and conviction, is for me—and I think for all of us—not only our own hope, but America’s everlasting, living dream.

Paulo Coelho

Dreamers cannot tame never.

Emmet Fox

Put all your weight on the side of harmony, and results must come.

Robert Monroe, fully Robert Allen Monroe

A very complex and rugged curriculum, this Human School of Compressed Learning.

Matthew Arnold

And here we are as on a darkling plain Swept with confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night.

Mao Tse-tung, alternatively Zedong, Ze dong, aka Chairman Mao

The leading bodies in co-operatives must establish the dominant position of the poor peasants and the new lower middle peasants in these bodies, with the old lower middle peasants and the upper middle peasants - whether old or new - as the supplementary force. Only thus can unity between the poor and middle peasants be attained. Moreover, the co-operatives can also be consolidated, production can be expanded and the socialist transformation of the entire countryside be correctly accomplished in accordance with the Party's policy. Otherwise, unity between the middle and poor peasants cannot be attained, the co-operatives cannot be consolidated, production cannot be expanded, and the socialist transformation of the entire countryside cannot be achieved.

Guru Nanak

Listen, O Saints, devotional worship of the Lord, the Lord of the Universe, is good and sublime.

Rebecca Solnik

Everywhere people are at work to build a better world in which we - and some of the beauty of this world - will be guaranteed to survive. Everywhere they are at war with the forces threatening us and the planet.

Peter F. Drucker, fully Peter Ferdinand Drucker

Capital formation is shifting from the entrepreneur who invests in the future to the pension trustee who invests in the past.

Hugh I’Anson Fausset

Poetry transcends logic as the spiritual transcends the physical and intellectual. It reveals life eternally and the instruments of time are too mean to record its mystery.

Emily Dickinson, fully Emily Elizabeth Dickinson

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Jiddu Krishnamurti

Only in relationship can you know yourself, not in abstraction and certainly not in isolation. The movement of behavior is the sure guide to yourself. It's the mirror of your consciousness: this mirror will reveal its content, the images, the attachments, the fears, the loneliness, the joys and sorrow. Poverty lies in running away from this, either in its sublimations or its identities.

François de La Rochefoucauld, François VI, Duc de La Rochefoucauld, Prince de Marcillac, Francois A. F. Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

We sometimes think that we hate flattery, but we only hate the manner in which it is done.

William Shakespeare

A man in all the world's new fashion planted, that hath a mint of phrases in his brain. One who the music of his own vain tongue doth ravish like enchanting harmony. Love's Labour 's Lost. Act i. Sc. 1.

Vedas, The Vedas

The 'Past' and the 'Future' being fearless, are indestructible. In the same way, O Life. Be free from fear. - Atharva Veda

African Proverbs

The impotent man does not eat spicy foods. ? Congolese Proverb