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Charles Caleb Colton

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release; the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure; the comforter of him whom time cannot console.

William Gilmore Simms

Modesty is policy, no less than virtue.

Brené Brown

Always put off writing by reorganizing my entire house and spending way too much time and money buying office supplies and organizing systems. Every single time.

Eva Illouz

In the same way that at the end of the nineteenth century it was radical to claim that poverty was the result not of dubious morality or weak character, but of systematic economic exploitation, it is now urgent to claim not that the failures of our private lives are the result of weak psyches, but rather that the vagaries and miseries of our emotional life are shaped by institutional arrangements? What is wrong are not dysfunctional childhoods or insufficiently self-aware psyches, but the set of social and cultural tensions and contradictions that have come to structure modern selves and identities.

Eleanor Holmes Norton

Nobody is going to buy into the next million [employees] without having some sense what happened to the first million... This is too big for me to put my faith in.

Jon Rappoport

And in order to make the Plan [Obamacare] operate on a day-to-day basis, the records and bookkeeping data of every health-care practitioner in America will eventually be tracked on government computer networks. Every person in America will have a traceable and trackable medical ID package. Government-issued. There is no way around it. The monitoring apparatus can't work without it. Orwellian consequences lie up the road in the field of psychiatric practice. In case you hadn't noticed, the invention of "disorders" by committee is the preferred method for "discovering" more and more mental illnesses. Yet, the science is completely fraudulent. For evidence, consult the many works of psychiatrist Peter Breggin, who has done more than any other person to expose the guts of his own profession. (breggin [dot] com) Breggin establishes that mental disorders are not authoritatively diagnosed by a chemical or biological test. Conclusive tests do not exist. And worse, in this undefined and arbitrary territory, the drugs that follow diagnoses are killers: for example, 300,000 cases of motor brain damage, as a result of the administration of major tranquilizers. Under the Obama Plan, you can bet your bottom dollar that psychiatric care will eventually become mandatory. A patient suddenly diagnosed with clinical depression or bipolar disease will be told he must take the drugs---and suffer their adverse effects. Very young children will be given more and more debilitating and dangerous brain drugs.

Roland Barthes, fully Roland Gérard Barthes

For me the noise of Time is not sad: I love bells, clocks, watches

Lisa Randall

I was always good at math, but I was good at everything. It sounds obnoxious, but I was just smart. In school, it's kind of obvious when you're learning things faster than other kids.

George Soros, Hungarian as Soros György, born Schwartz György

Up to those amounts the countries concerned would be able to access international capital markets at prime rates. Beyond these, the creditors would have to beware.

Shelby Foote, fully Shelby Dade Foote, Jr.

When you're working very hard you're not lonely; you are the whole damn world.

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May

Like all best families, we have our share of eccentricities, of impetuous and wayward youngsters and of family disagreements.


Your edict, King, was strong, but all your strength is weakness itself against the immortal unrecorded laws of God. They are not merely now: they were, and shall be, operative forever, beyond man utterly. I knew I must die, even without your decree: I am only mortal. And if I must die now, before it is my time to die, surely this is no hardship: can anyone living, as I live, with evil all about me, think Death less than a friend?

William Temple, fully Archbishop William Temple

The cities fell often under tyrannies which spring naturally out of popular governments.

Matthew Arnold

What is the course of the life of mortal men on the earth?? Most men eddy about here and there?eat and drink, chatter and love and hate, gather and squander, are raised aloft, are hurl?d in the dust, striving blindly, achieving nothing; and, then they die?Perish; and no one asks who or what they have been, more than he asks what waves in the moonlit solitudes mild of the midmost Ocean, have swell?d, foam?d for a moment, and gone.

Parker J. Palmer

It is not a voracious capitalism but the spiritual insight that we cannot buy the identity and security we seek.

Jan Phillips

Be creative with every moment.

Martin Amis, fully Martin Louis Amis

When a man conclusively exalts one woman, and one woman only, above all others, you can be pretty sure you are dealing with a misogynist. It frees him up for thinking the rest are shit.

Margaret Atwood, fully Margaret Eleanor Atwood

We are survivors, of each other. We have been shark to one another, but also lifeboat. That counts for something.

Giordano Bruno, born Filippo Bruno

Nature is none other than God in things... Animals and plants are living effects of Nature; Whence all of God is in all things... Think thus, of the sun in the crocus, in the narcissus, in the heliotrope, in the rooster, in the lion.

Robert H. Schuller, fully Robert Harold Schuller

If you listen to your fears, you will die never knowing what a great person you might have been.

Seneca the Younger, aka Seneca or Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The man who can be compelled knows not how to die.

Elizabeth Browning, fully Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Quick-loving hearts ... may quickly loathe.

William Wordsworth

To begin, begin.

A. J. Jacobs, fully Arnold Stephen Jacobs, Jr.

So, if weight loss is your goal, and you have impressive self-control, raw food is something to consider.

Mary Baker Eddy

Every law of matter or the body, supposed to govern man,is rendered null and void by the law of Life, God.