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Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

A man should first direct himself in the way he should go. Only then should he instruct others.

Dave Barry, fully David McAlister "Dave" Barry

In the words of a very famous dead person, 'A nation that does not know its history is doomed to do poorly on the Scholastic Aptitude Test.

George Carlin, fully George Denis Patrick Carlin

As far as I’m concerned, humans have not yet come up with a belief that’s worth believing.

Walter Lippmann

The final test of a leader is that he leaves behind him in other men the conviction and the will to carry on.

William Shakespeare

And men sit down to that nourishment which is called supper. Love's Labour 's Lost. Act i. Sc. 1.

G. K. Chesterton, fully Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Every man is important is he loses his life; and every man is funny if he loses his hat and has to run after it.

Elizabeth Browning, fully Elizabeth Barrett Browning

I saw, in gradual vision through my tears, the sweet, sad years, the melancholy years, those of my own life, who by turns had flung a shadow across me.

Ursula Le Guin, fully Ursula Kroeber Le Guin

Go to bed; tired is stupid.

Shannon L. Alder

Your perspective on life comes from the cage you were held captive in.

Virgil, also Vergil, fully Publius Vergilius Maro

In vain have you tried your father's arts, you slippery one.

Robert Gordis

Pride is a deeply rooted ailment of the soul. The penalty is misery; the remedy lies in the sincere, life-long cultivation of humility, which means self-evaluation and a proper perspective toward past, present and future.

Ernest Bramah, born Ernest Brammah Smith

It is a mark of insincerity of purpose to spend one's time in looking for the sacred Emperor in the low-class tea shops

William Shakespeare

ANTONIO: Where is the master, boatswain? BOATSWAIN: Do you not hear him? You mar our labour: keep your cabins; you do assist the storm. Gonzalo: Nay, good, be patient. Boatswain: When the sea is. Hence! What cares these roarers for the name of king? To cabin! silence! Trouble us not. The Tempest, Act I, Scene 1

Tripitaka or Tipitaka

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn't learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn't learn a little, at least we didn't get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn't die; so, let us all be thankful.

Rainer Maria Rilke, full name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke

No, we don't accomplish our love in a single year as the flowers do; an immemorial sap flows up through our arms when we love. Dear girl, this: that we loved, inside us, not One who would someday appear, but seething multitudes; not just a single child, but also the fathers lying in our depths like fallen mountains; also the dried-up riverbeds of ancient mothers-;also the whole soundless landscape under the clouded or clear sky of its destiny -; all this, my dear, preceded you.

Martin Luther

There never yet have been, nor are there now, too many good books.

James Surowiecki, fully James Michael Surowiecki

Lower oil prices won't, by themselves, topple the mullahs in Iran. But it's significant that, historically, when oil prices have been low, Iranian reformers have been ascendant and radicals relatively subdued, and vice versa when prices have been high.

John O’Donohue

Grace is the permanent climate of divine kindness; the perennial infusion of springtime into the winter of bleakness.

Chinese Proverbs

Have patience, the grass will be milk soon enough.

Buddha, Gautama Buddha, or The Buddha, also Gotama Buddha, Siddhārtha Gautama Buddha and Buddha Śākyamuni

Those indeed are conquerors who, as I have now, have conquered the intoxications (the mental intoxications arising from ignorance, sensuality, or craving after future life). Evil dispositions have ceased in me; therefore it is I that am conqueror!

Francis Fukuyama, fully Yoshihiro Francis Fukuyama

Should we then regret the fact that Latin America has not seen more violence over the past two centuries, either in the form of massive interstate wars or social revolutions? It goes without saying that the social revolutions that occurred in Europe and Asia were purchased at enormous cost: tens of millions of people killed in purges, executions, and military conflict, and hundreds of millions more displaced, incarcerated, starved to death, or tortured. Political violence, moreover, oftentimes begets only more political violence rather than progressive social change. We would not want to give war a chance in Latin America any more than in other parts of the world. These observations should not blind us, however, to the fact that just outcomes in the present are often the result, as Machiavelli noted, of crimes committed in the past. The Clean Slate: Exceptions to the materialist account of institutions in Latin America; why Costa Rica didn?t become a banana republic; why Argentina should have looked

Allen E. Claxton

Many men who spend an hour a day in physical exercises to keep fit refuse to spend an hour a week in the cultivation of their morals and their ethics. We have put so little emphasis on developing our souls that our children are beginning to doubt if we have any souls at all.

Domingo Faustino Sarmiento

They are poor satellites waiting to see who has won applause. La Rioja, Santiago del Estero and San Luis are scraps policies, provinces that have neither city nor men, nor anything that is worth. Poorest are entities that exist in the earth

Greek Proverbs

Learn to walk before you run.

Scottish Proverbs

The fit at the cradle an the hand at the reel, is a sign that a wumman means tae dae weel.