Great Throughts Treasury

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Thomas L. Friedman, fully Thomas Lauren Friedman

The most enduring skill you can bring to the workplace is also one of the most important skills you always had to bring to reporting -- and that is the ability to learn how to learn.

Government | Important | Need | Society | Will | World | Society | Government | Old | Understand |

Woodrow Wilson, fully Thomas Woodrow Wilson

By 'radical,' I understand one who goes too far; by 'conservative,' one who does not go far enough; by 'reactionary,' one who won't go at all.

Authority | Nations | Peace | Right | Rights | World |

Woodrow Wilson, fully Thomas Woodrow Wilson

We shall not, I believe, be obliged to alter our policy of watchful waiting.

Nations | Peace | Right | World |

Woodrow Wilson, fully Thomas Woodrow Wilson

It is easier to change the location of a cemetery, than to change the school curriculum.

Authority | Civilization | Nations | Peace | People | Right | Rights | World |

Thucydides NULL

There is no need to suppose that human beings differ very much one from another; but it is true that the ones who come out on top are the ones who have been trained in the hardest school.

Agitation | Agony |

Tom Robbins, fully Thomas Eugene "Tom" Robbins

At night in the dark, we become our shadows.

Life | Life | Men | Will |

Tom Robbins, fully Thomas Eugene "Tom" Robbins

I deserve to be chained by night in a church basement without company o' cassette player if I'm not man enough to ask you for the teeniest, slightest brush of oral-muscular affaction.

Life | Life | Men |

William Shakespeare

Censure me in your wisdom, and awake your senses, that you may the better judge. Julius Caesar, Act iii, Scene 2

Adventure | Better | Counsel | Fear | Little | Reputation | Strength | Will | Wishes | World | Counsel | Friends | Guilty |

Drew Curtis

Media will ask survivors some of the most deplorable questions such as How do you feel right now? Has this changed your life? and Do you think you’ll be able to recover and move on? For most people following these events, the answers are always Like sh*t, Yes, and Hell no.

Initiative | People |

Elizabeth Dole, fully Mary Elizabeth Alexander Hanford "Liddy" Dole

The terrorists know what is at stake, which is why they are pulling out all the stops to derail our efforts. They understand that a free and democratic Iraq is a serious blow to their interests.

Wealth |

William Shakespeare

SAMPSON: My naked weapon is out. Quarrel, I will back thee. GREGORY: How! turn thy back and run? SAMPSON: Fear me not. Gregory: No, marry; I fear thee!

Age | Battle | Enough | Famous | Lord | Present | Sound | Time |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

What availeth wit when it fails the owner at greatest need?

Body | Family | Good | Health |

Elizabeth II, born Elizabeth Alexandra May NULL

When I received this [coronation] ring I solemnly bound myself in marriage to the realm; and it will be quite sufficient for the memorial of my name and for my glory, if, when I die, an inscription be engraved on a marble tomb, saying, Here lieth Elizabeth, which reigned a virgin, and died a virgin.

Life | Life | Will |

Emma Goldman

The God idea is growing more impersonal and nebulous in proportion as the human mind is learning to understand natural phenomena and in the degree that science progressively correlates human and social events.

People |

Ernest Becker

Civilized society is a hopeful belief and protest that science, money and goods make man count for more than any other animal. In this sense everything that man does is religious and heroic, and yet in danger of being fictitious and fallible.

Man | Normality | People | Reality | Time | Wants | Vice |

Ernest Becker

In other words, it is not so much a question as to whether we are able to cure a patient, whether we can or not, but whether we should or not.

Ability | Character | Comfort | Consciousness | Defense | Fear | God | Ideas | Joy | Madness | Man | Meaning | Means | Men | People | Promise | Purpose | Purpose | Thought | Wants | God | Thought |

Esther Perel

When people become fused-when two become one-connection can no longer happen. There is no one to connect with. Thus separateness is a precondition for connection: this is the essential paradox of intimacy and sex.

Diversity |

Eugene Peterson

What does make a difference is the personal relationships that we create and develop.

Guarantee | Learning |

Evan Esar

If you want noise or silence, the drum is an instrument you can't beat.

Think |

Ezra Taft Benson

The secret to missionary work is work. Work, work, work!

Danger | Freedom | Influence | Men | People | Risk | Story | Survival | Truth | Danger |