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César Chávez, fully César Estrada Chávez

I am convinced that the truest act of courage, the strongest act of manliness is to sacrifice ourselves for others in a totally non-violent struggle for justice.

Romanian Proverbs

He that will enter into paradise must have a good key.

William Cowper

How sweet, how passing sweet, is solitude; but grant me still a friend in my retreat, whom I may whisper--solitude it sweet.

Matthew Arnold

Culture is properly described as the love of perfection; it is a study of perfection.

Nelson Mandela, fully Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela

One of the reasons I am so pleased to be in Israel is as a tribute to the enormous contribution of the Jewish community of South Africa [to South Africa]. I am so proud of them.

Henry James

Wherever you go, madam, it will matter little what you carry. You will always carry your goodness.

Madame Guyon, Jeanne Marie Bouvières de la Mothe Guyon

To seek after God in the right way is easier and more natural than breathing.

William Butler Yeats

In difficult practiced valor.

German Proverbs

All beginning is difficult.

Alan Lightman

Continents of memory had been lost.

Tom Stoppard, fully Sir Tom Stoppard, born Tomáš Straüssler

Be happy -- if you're not even happy, what's so good about surviving?

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac

It?ll take you eternities to get rid of me,? she adds sadly, which makes me jealous, I want her to say I?ll never get rid of her ? I want to be chased till eternity till I catch her.

Maxim Gorky, pen name of Alexei Maximovich Peshkov

The intelligentsia ...was kept busy embroidering white stitches on the philosophical and ecclesiastical vestments of the bourgeoisie - that old and filthy fabric besmeared with the blood of toiling masses.

Frances Hodgson Burnett, fully Frances Eliza Hodgson Burnett

No man knew when the Shuttle began its slow and heavy weaving from shore to shore, that it was held and guided by the great hand of Fate. Fate alone saw the meaning of the web it wove, the might of it, and its place in the making of a world's history. Men thought but little of either web or weaving, calling them by other names and lighter ones, for the time unconscious of the strength of the thread thrown across thousands of miles of leaping, heaving, grey or blue ocean.

Montel Williams

Is the U.S. better or is the world better? Is the U.S. better off today than we were four years ago? Obviously not, economically not. I think our stature in the world is not the same.

English Proverbs

There's nowt so queer as folk.

Washington Irving

In one of his traditional sermons transmitted by his disciples, is the following apologue on the subject of charity: When God created the earth it shook and trembled, until he put mountains upon it, to make it firm. Then the angels asked, ' O God, is there anything of thy creation stronger than these mountains? ' And God replied, ' Iron is stronger than the mountains; for it breaks them.' 'And is there anything of thy creation stronger than iron ? ' 'Yes ; fire is stronger than iron, for it melts it.' 'Is there anything of thy creation stronger than fire?' 'Yes; water, for it quenches fire.' 'O Lord, is there anything of thy creation stronger than water ? ' ' Yes, wind; for it overcomes water and puts it in motion.' 'O, our Sustainer! is there anything of thy creation stronger than wind ? ' ' Yes, a good man giving alms ; if he give with his right hand and conceal it from his left, he overcomes all things.'

S'rîmad Bhâgavatam, aka Bhâgavata Purâna or Bhāgavata

No other cause of death than the almighty wheel of Time in the form of His disc weapon is capable of influencing them in any way.

Gabriel García Márquez, aka Gabo

Seeing him so, suit for her in a way so obvious, could not prevent the redness of fire that mounted to the face. Dimmed when greeted him, and he became clouded more with your vision blur. The consciousness of them behave as boyfriends blurred even more, and the consciousness that we both ended up offuscarli were blurred to the point that the captain Samaritan noticed a flicker of compassion.

Theodore Dreiser, fully Theodore Herman Albert Dreiser

The conventional mind is at best a petty piece of machinery. It is oyster-like in its functioning, or, perhaps better, clam-like. It has its little siphon of thought-processes forced up or down into the mighty ocean of fact and circumstance; but it uses so little, pumps so faintly, that the immediate contiguity of the vast is not disturbed. Nothing of the subtlety of life is perceived. No least inkling of its storms or terrors is ever discovered except through accident.

Propertius, fully Sextus Propertius

Do not unto another that which you would not he should do unto you.

Rudolf Otto

Omen has given us ?ominous?, and there is no reason why from numen we should not similarly form a word ?numinous.

Roger Ebert

There is a word for this movie, and that word is: Ick.

James Surowiecki, fully James Michael Surowiecki

Art collecting has traditionally been the domain of wealthy individuals in search of rewards beyond the purely financial.

Rabindranath Tagore, fully Sir Rabindranath Tagore, sobriquet Gurudev, aka Kabi Guru Rabindranath Thakur or Biswa Kabi

In the world's audience hall, the simple blade of grass sits on the same carpet with the sunbeams, and the stars of midnight.