Random Quotes

Jacques Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

As for the relations and contacts with Israelis, we are totally certain that they are going to start again very quickly because there are many issues we must take up with the Israelis.

Bruce Lee, stage name for Lee Jun-fa

Man, the living creature, the creating individual, is always more important than any established style or system.

Nikolai Lenin, aka Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, born Vladimir llyich Ulyanov

In the two months following the revolution the industrialists have robbed the whole of Russia.

Joseph Addison

I do not mean, by what I have here said, that I think any one to blame for taking due care of their health. On the contrary, as cheerfulness of mind, and capacity for business, are in a great measure the effects of a well-tempered constitution, a man cannot be at too much pains to cultivate and preserve it. But this care, which we are prompted to, not only by common sense, but by duty and instinct, should never engage us in groundless fears, melancholy apprehensions, and imaginary distempers, which are natural to every man who is more anxious to live than how to live. In short, the preservation of life should be only a secondary concern, and the direction of it our principal. If we have this frame of mind, we shall take the best means to preserve life, without being over-solicitous about the event; and shall arrive at that point of felicity which Martial has mentioned as the perfection of happiness, of neither fearing nor wishing for death.

Chinese Proverbs

Better go than send.

Terence, full Latin name Publius Terentius Afer

Too much of anything is bad.

Irvin D. Yalom

The path to decision may be hard because it leads into the territory of both finiteness and groundlessness?domains soaked in anxiety.

Nicholas Copernicus

Finally we shall place the Sun himself at the center of the Universe.
All this is suggested by the systematic procession of events and
the harmony of the whole Universe, if only we face the facts,
as they say, 'with both eyes open'.

Frank Zappa, born Frank Vincent Zappa

So long as somebody gets a laugh out of it, what the fuck?

Red Cloud, fully Maȟpíya Lúta in Lakota

When the Lakotas believed these things they were happy and they died satisfied. What more than this can that which the white man offers us give?

Stephen Vincent Benét

I had lost something in youth and made money instead.

Walter Brueggemann

The first commandment is a declaration that the God of the exodus is unlike all the gods the slaves have known heretofore. This God is not to be confused with or thought parallel to the insatiable gods of imperial productivity. This God is subsequently revealed as a God of mercy, steadfast love, and faithfulness who is committed to covenantal relationships of fidelity (see Exod. 34:6?7).

George Orwell, pen name of Eric Arthur Blair

The essence of oligarch not inherit his father's son, and it is a continuity of vision of the world and a way of life imposed by the dead to the living, and the ruling class remain as long as the governor is able to appoint successors. Do not care about the party to keep the strain-specific and but cares the principles, it is not important in power as long as the hierarchical structure of society would not affect and will continue to be what it is.

Millicent Fenwick

Influence comes out of the work that you’ve done and the things you’ve stood for. Influence and power shouldn’t be given to just anybody who wants them.

Guru Nanak

As fragrance abides in the flower as reflection is within the mirror, so does your Lord abide within you, why search for him without?

Harvey Mackay

It isn't the people you fire who make your life miserable, it's the people you don't.

Zig Ziglar, born Hilary Hinton Ziglar

If you are going to be successful, you must develop persistence. How do you do that? It is not easily condensed in one simple statement, but one thing you can be sure of is that your must define your purpose.

Feisal Abdul Rauf

My life has been devoted to peacemaking.

Oliver Sacks

This new quantum mechanics promised to explain all of chemistry. And though I felt an exuberance at this, I felt a certain threat, too. ?Chemistry,? wrote Crookes, ?will be established upon an entirely new basis?. We shall be set free from the need for experiment, knowing a priori what the result of each and every experiment must be.? I was not sure I liked the sound of this. Did this mean that chemists of the future (if they existed) would never actually need to handle a chemical; might never see the colors of vanadium salts, never smell a hydrogen selenide, never admire the form of a crystal; might live in a colorless, scentless, mathematical world? This, for me, seemed and awful prospect, for I, at least, needed to smell and touch and feel, to place myself, my senses, in the middle of the perceptual world.

George Lyttleton, 1st Baron Lyttleton of Frankley

Me other cares in other climes engage, cares that become my birth, and suit my age: in various knowledge to instruct my youth, and conquer prejudice, worst foe to truth, by foreign arts, domestic faults to mend, enlarge my notions, and my views extend; the useful science of the world to know, which books can never teach, nor pedants show.

Saint Paul, aka The Apostle Paul, Paul the Apostle or Saul of Tarsus

Do not repay anyone evil for evil.

Stanley Kunitz, fully Stanley Jasspon Kunitz

I refuse to turn to theology to justify the life or redeem it. There is a question always of the connection to the eternal. I say to myself above all, keep alive your conviction that there are sacred elements in the life in the practice of the life that must be respected. But the conviction in the existence of the sacred does not necessarily imply that you need to believe in a creator, because we are the ones that made the sacred.

Lebanese Proverbs

More skillful than a silk worm.

Will Rogers, fully William Penn Adair “Will” Rogers

Live in such a way that you wouldn?t be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip. ? via his official website

Sri Chinmoy, born Chinmoy Kumar Ghose

Music is our soul's home, God is the Supreme Musician.