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Saturday, March 01, 2008

March Quotations

"The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up."
~~ Paul Valéry

"There are two things to aim at in life: First, to get what you want, and then to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second."
~~ Logan Pearsall Smith

"You can have that done one of two ways – fast or good."
~~ old saying

"It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust."
~~ Samuel Johnson [1709-84]

"Children need love, especially when they do not deserve it."
~~ Harold S. Hulbert

"The most certain test by which we can judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by minorities."
~~ Lord Acton [1834-1902]

"Faith which does not doubt is dead faith."
~~ Miguel de Unamuno [1864-1936]

"Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt."
~~ Clarence Darrow [1857-1938]

"With or without religion, you would have good people doing good things and evil people doing evil things. But for good people to do evil things, that takes religion."
~~ Steven Weinberg

"I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering."
~~ Robert Frost [1874-1963]

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home."
~~ Edward R. Murrow [1908-65]

"Almost all our faults are more pardonable than the methods we resort to to hide them."
~~ François de La Rochefoucauld [1613-80]

"He who dares not offend cannot be honest."
~~ Thomas Paine [1737-1809]

"You can safely assume that you've created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do."
~~ Anne Lamott

"It does not require many words to speak the truth."
~~ Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce [1840-1904]

"People who want to share their religious views with you almost never want you to share yours with them."
~~ Dave Barry

"Lower your voice and strengthen your argument."
~~ Lebanese proverb

"An idea is not responsible for the people who believe in it."
~~ Don Marquis [1878-1937]

"It is as easy to dream a book as it is hard to write one."
~~ Honoré de Balzac [1799-1850]

"I am, indeed, a king, because I know how to rule myself."
~~ Pietro Aretino [1492-1556]

"Heresy is only another word for freedom of thought."
~~ Graham Greene [1904-91]

"Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blindfolded fear."
~~ Thomas Jefferson [1743-1826

"Loneliness ... is and always has been the central and inevitable experience of every man."
~~ Thomas Wolfe [1900-38]

"The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?"
~~ cellist Pablo Casals [1876-1973]

"There are three truths: my truth, your truth, and the truth."
~~ Chinese proverb

"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success."
~~ Albert Schweitzer [1875-1965]

"What you do is of little significance; but it is very important that you do it."
~~ Mohandas K. Gandhi [1869-1948]

"Patience is also a form of action."
~~ sculptor Auguste Rodin [1840-1917]

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
~~ Will Rogers [1879-1935]

"It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change."
~~ Charles Darwin [1809-82]

"Unthinking respect for authority is the greatest enemy of truth."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

{many other such quotations are posted
on the Working Minds website}

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