Random Quotes

Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav or Breslov, aka Reb Nachman Breslover or Nachman from Uman

When people seek to purify themselves and keep the Torah, they often feel overwhelmed with confusion and frustration. They encounter great obstacles in their path and they are uncertain what to do. The more they want to serve God, the harder it seems. Know that all your efforts to do the right thing are very precious in God's eyes even if you do not achieve your goal. All your efforts are counted as sacrifices.

Gordon Brown, fully James Gordon Brown

This is the IMF at its best working to bring oil producers and consumers together,

Winston Churchill, fully Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill

It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes we have to do what's required.

George Bernard Shaw

Kings are not born: they are made by universal hallucination.

Dylan Marlais Thomas

A good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it. A good poem helps to change the shape and significance of the universe, helps to extend everyone's knowledge of himself and the world around him.

Shai Agassi

If an engineer says something is impossible, it means he doesn?t know how to do it.

Maurice Sendak, fully Maurice Bernard Sendak

The attitude towards children was: Keep them calm, keep them happy, keep them snug and safe. It's not a putdown of those earlier books. But basically, they went by the rules that children should be safe and that we adults should be their guardians. I got out of that, and I was considered outlandish. So be it.

Scott Adams, fully Scott Raymond Adams

Weasel Caring ? A close relative of weasel-caring is weasel-listening. The point of weasel-listening is to act as if you value the input of other people.

Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

What delights us in visible beauty is the invisible.

Molière, pen name of Jean Baptiste Poquelin

Grammar, which knows how to control even kings.

Francis Beaumont

If men would wound you with injuries, meet them with patience: hasty words rankle the wound, soft language, dresses it, forgiveness cures it, and oblivion takes away the scar. It is more noble by silence to avoid an injury than by argument to overcome it.

Walter Lippmann

For the newspaper is in all literalness the bible of democracy, the book out of which a people determines its conduct. It is the only serious book most people read. It is the only book they read every day.

Rinzai, aka Lin- Chi Yi-Sen, Lin-chi I-hsuan, Rinzai Gigen, Venerable Master Lin Chi

There is a Buddhism-obsession being mixed with the essence... When you love the holy and despise the ordinary, you are still swimming in the ocean of delusion.

Paulo Coelho

And she already has her treasure: it?s you.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

May your sky always be clear, may your dear smile always be bright and happy, and may you be forever blessed for that moment of bliss and happiness which you gave to another lonely and grateful heart. Isn't such a moment sufficient for the whole of one's life?

Rumi, fully Jalāl ad-Dīn Muḥammad Rumi

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you.

Henry Kissinger, fully Henry Alfred Kissinger

Donald Rumsfeld is the most ruthless man I have ever met? and I mean that as a compliment.

Washington Irving

As the vine which has long twined its graceful foliage about the oak, and been lifted by it into sunshine, will, when the hardy plant is rifted by the thunderbolt, cling round it with its caressing tendrils, and bind up its shattered boughs; so it is beautifully ordered by Providence, that woman, who is the mere dependent and ornament of man in his happier hours, should be his stay and solace when smitten with sudden calamity; winding herself into the rugged recesses of his nature, tenderly supporting the drooping head, and binding up the broken heart.

Stendhal, pen name of Marie Henn Beyle or Marie-Henri Beyle

Here are my politics: I love music and painting; a good book is an event for me; I?m going on forty-four. How much time do I have left? Fifteen, twenty, thirty years at most? Very well! I maintain that in thirty years ministers will be a bit shrewder, but just about as honest as they are today.

Miguel de Cervantes, fully Miguel de Cervantes Saaversa

There can be no true pleasantry without discretion.

Polish Proverbs

A poet who reads his verse in public may have other nasty habits.

Nicholas Black Elk, formally Heȟáka Sápa

Crazy Horse dreamed and went into the world where there is nothing but the spirits of all things. That is the real world that is behind this one, and everything we see here is something like a shadow from that one.

Thomas Mann, fully Paul Thomas Mann

Extraordinary creature! So close a friend, and yet so remote.

Prentice Mulford

Thoughts are Things" video clip at http://www.churchofspiritualscience.org/thoughts_are_things_prentice_mu…

Nora Ephron

New Orleans is one of the two most ingrown, self-obsessed little cities in the United States. (The other is San Francisco.)