Great Throughts Treasury

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Vauvenargues, Luc de Clapiers, Marquis de Vauvenargues NULL

We said little strong when trying to say extraordinary.

Tibetan Proverbs

When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.

Men |

Tibetan Proverbs

If water is clear. The fish can be seen. (We will know in time the truth or falsity of talk.)

Will |

Timothy Leary, fully Timothy Francis Leary

Anything that affects your senses ... is your business. If you want to kill yourself through nicotine or cyanide, it's your business.

William Shakespeare

All the contagion of the south light on you, You shames of Rome! you herd of--boils and plagues Plaster you o'er; that you may be abhorr'd Further than seen, and one infect another Against the wind a mile!

Argument | Death | Good |

William Shakespeare

And since you know you cannot see yourself, so well as by reflection, I, your glass, will modestly discover to yourself, that of yourself which you yet know not of. Julius Caeasar, Act I, Scene 2

Kill | Will | Think |

William Shakespeare

Come hither, come hither, come hither: here shall he see no enemy but winter and rough weather.

Better | Conquest | Good | Grace | Hope | Infamy | Looks | Lord | Love | Nobility | Peace | Wavering | Will | Think |

William Shakespeare

O sir, you are old; nature in you stands on the very verge of her confine; you should be ruled and led by some discretion, that discerns your fate better than you yourself.

Books | Good | Thought | Virtue | Virtue | Will | Thought |

William Shakespeare

PORTIA: Why, know'st thou any harm's intended towards him? SOOTHSAYER: None that I know will be, much that I fear may chance.

Poetry | World |

Elihu Root

I guess you will have to go to jail. If that is the result of not understanding the Income Tax Law I shall meet you there. We shall have a merry, merry time, for all of our friends will be there. It will be an intellectual center, for no one understands the Income Tax Law except persons who have not sufficient intelligence to understand the questions that arise under it.

Life | Life |

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Don?t say you don?t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.

H. L. Mencken, fully Henry Louis Mencken

Whenever a woman begins to talk of anything, she is talking to, of, or at a man.

Old |

Hannah Arendt

Of all the activities necessary and present in human communities, only two were deemed to be political and to constitute what Aristotle called the bios politikos, namely action (praxis) and speech (lexis), out of which rises the realm of human affairs ? from which everything merely necessary or useful is excluded.

Husband |