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Fidel Castro, fully Fidel Alejandro Castro Ruz

The ever more sophisticated weapons piling up in the arsenals of the wealthiest and the mightiest can kill the illiterate, the ill, the poor and the hungry but they cannot kill ignorance, illnesses, poverty or hunger.

Sigmund Freud, born Sigismund Schlomo Freud

One is very crazy when in love.

Robert Kiyosaki, fully Robert Toru Kiyosaki

Financial leverage is the advantage the rich have over the poor and middle class.

Howard Zinn

I’m supposing – or perhaps only hoping – that our future may be found in the past’s fugitive moments of compassion, rather than the solid centuries of warfare.

Zeno of Citium

We have two ears and one mouth, therefore we should listen twice as much as we speak.

Neil Gaiman, fully Neil Richard Gaiman

So, he asked. How's death? Hard, she said. It just keeps going.

Debasish Mrida

Spring dances with joy in every flower and in every bud letting us know that changes are beautiful and an inevitable law of life.

Alan Lightman

We're plugged in 24 hours a day now. We're all part of one big machine, whether we are conscious of that or not. And if we can't unplug from that machine, eventually we're going to become mindless.

Eliza Farnham

The ultimate aim of the human mind, in all its efforts, is to become acquainted with Truth.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

Thought is not sacred, thought is a material process. This is where our difficulty lies. Thought is a movement in time.

Sidney Greenberg

But even while we pray for life, we are mindful of the perils and uncertainties of life. The very spelling of the word calls attention to the vast contingencies with which life is fraught. IN the very middle of the word LIFE, there is IF. IN the middle of every life there is a big IF? Once we realize how central a position IF occupies our life as we look backwards, it takes only the most superficial reflection to grasp the role of IF in our life as we look ahead. Indeed, overwhelming uncertainty has become the dominant mood of our time.

Norman Cousins

Some people don't really know enough to make a pronouncement of doom on a human being.

Sean Carroll, fully Sean Michael Carroll

The key word there is ?useful.? There are certainly non-useful ways of talking about the world. In scientific contexts, we refer to such non-useful ways as ?wrong? or ?false.? A way of talking isn?t just a list of concepts; it will generally include a set of rules for using them, and relationships among them. Every scientific theory is a way of talking about the world.

Nora Roberts, born Eleanor Marie Robertson, also writes under pseudonym Jill March, some works in UK published as Sarah Hardesty

Potholes and bumps? Welcome to the world. Every road has them. They're there to be navigated, avoided, driven over, or through to the other side. Don't keep driving into the pothole.

Arthur Conan Doyle, fully Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle

Work is the best antidote to sorrow, my dear Watson.

Anne Lamott

Write as if your parents are dead.

Jostein Gaarder

I sat thinking how terribly sad it was that people are made in such a way that they get used to something as incredible as living. One day we suddenly take the fact that we exist for granted - and then, yes, then we don?t think about it anymore until we are about to leave the world again.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

In the infancy of society every author is necessarily a poet.

John Adams

The dons, the bashaws, the grandees, the patricians, the sachems, the nabobs, call them by what names you please, sigh and groan and fret, and sometimes stamp and foam and curse, but all in vain. The decree is gone forth, and it cannot be recalled, that a more equal liberty than has prevailed in other parts of the earth must be established in America.

Virginia Woolf, nee Stephen, fully Adeline Virginia Woolf

Outside the trees dragged their leaves like nets through the depths of the air; the sound of water was in the room and through the waves came the voices of birds singing.

Author 241290

Human resources are like natural resources; they're often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they're not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.

Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

He who prays as he ought, will endeavor to live as he prays.

George Bernard Shaw

There is only one person an English girl hates more than she hates her elder sister; and that is her mother.

Rudolf Steiner, fully Rudolf Joseph Lorenz Steiner

One should not ask what does a person need to know and be able to do for the existing Social order, but rather what gifts does a person possess and how may these be developed. Then it will be possible to bring to society new forces each succeeding generation. Then the social order will be alive with that which fully developed individuals bring with them into life, rather than that each succeeding generation be made to conform to an existing social organization.

Vladimir Sergeyevich Solovyov or Soloviev

All in azure today was my queen -- here, before me, -- My heart hammered with sweet delight, and in rising streams my soul was lit with silent light. But in the distance, burning down, the fierce earth fire smoked from the ground.