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Sherwood Anderson

One conceals oneself standing silently beside the trunk of a tree and what there is of a reflective tendency in his nature is intensified. One shudders at the thought of the meaninglessness of life while at the same instant, and if the people of the town are his people, one loves life so intensely that tears come into the eyes.

Rush Limbaugh

Morality is not defined and cannot be defined by individual choice.

Fyodor Dostoevsky, fully Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky or Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoevski

Suppose, gentleman, that man is not stupid.

Author 402379

I think I'll probably write something, a family drama. I'm good at frame works and plots, but my dialogue is atrocious. It gets very over-wrought. My husband's a writer and his dialogue is brilliant, so, I'm very often his script-editor, so I think we'll probably write something together.

Yuval Noah Harari

Religion is a system of norms and human values that is based on the belief in a superhuman order. The theory of relativity is not a religion because (at least so far) there are no norms and human values that are based on it. Football is not a religion because no one argues that its rules reflect superhuman edicts. Islam, Buddhism and communism are religions because they are systems of norms and human values that are based on the belief superhuman order.

Simcha Zissel of Kelm, fully Rabbi imcha Zissel Ziv Broida, aka the Elder of Kelm

The majority of people who seek physical pleasures and all forms of entertainment are trying to push away the gnawing feeling of emptiness in their lives and the sadness that is an integral part of worldly matters.

Billy Graham, formally William Franklin "Billy" Graham

Forgiveness does not come easily to us, especially when someone we have trusted betrays our trust. And yet if we do not learn to forgive, we will discover that we can never really rebuild trust.

Wolof Proverbs

Do not be angry with the person who serves you a dog's bowl. It is sufficient to refuse to touch it.

Italian Proverbs

Man proposes but God disposes.

Italian Proverbs

In the fray the weak are strong.

Niccolò Machiavelli, formally Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli

I hold strongly to this: that it is better to be impetuous than circumspect; because fortune is a woman and if she is to be submissive it is necessary to beat and coerce her.

Matthew Arnold

The sterner self of the Populace likes bawling, hustling, and smashing; the lighter self, beer.

Eugene O'Neill, fully Eugene Gladstone O'Neill

LAVINIA: He made me feel for the first time in my life that everything about love could be sweet and natural... I have a right to love!

William Shakespeare

‘Tis mightiest in the mightiest; it becomes The throned monarch better than his crown; His sceptre shows the force of temporal power, The attribute to awe and majesty, Wherein doth sit the dread and fear of kings; But mercy is above this sceptred sway; It is enthroned in the hearts of kings, It is an attribute to God himself; And earthly power doth then show likest God's When mercy seasons justice.

Herbie Hancock, fully Herbert Jeffrey "Herbie" Hancock

Nobody told me I was a child prodigy.

Susan Cain

The upsides of the high-reactive temperament have been documented in exciting research that scientists are only now beginning to pull together. One of the most interesting findings, also reported in Dobbs?s Atlantic article, comes from the world of rhesus monkeys, a species that shares about 95 percent of its DNA with humans and has elaborate social structures that resemble our own.

Milan Kundera

You think that just because it's already happened, the past is finished and unchangeable? Oh no, the past is cloaked in multicolored taffeta and every time we look at it we see a different hue.

Hebrew Proverbs

Worries go down better with soup than without.

Criminal Minds Opening and Closing Quotes

No man needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. - Elbert Hubbard

Margaret Mitchell, fully Margaret Munnerlyn Mitchell

Hunger gnawed at her empty stomach again and she said aloud: 'As God is my witness, and God is my witness, the Yankees aren't going to lick me. I'm going to live through this, and when it's over, I'm never going to be hungry again. No, nor any of my folks. If I have to steal or kill - as God is my witness, I'm never going to be hungry again.

Victor Hugo

Men no longer wholly believe; in this age of blindness and scientific pride, no one is any longer seen bowing before his god on both his knees.

Tony Blair, fully Anthony Charles Lynton Blair

People know where I stand in the Labour party and what I believe in.

Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus

It is a tiresome way of speaking, when you should despatch the business, to beat about the bush.

John Updike

We take our bearings, daily, from others. To be sane is, to a great extent, to be sociable.

Philip K. Dick, fully Philip Kindred Dick

We are all insects, he said to Miss Ephreikian. Groping toward something terrible or divine. Do you not agree?