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Friday, September 26, 2014

September 2014 Quotations (59)

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind are convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth."
~~ Aristotle [384-322 B.C.E.]

“I never said all actors are cattle. What I said was all actors should be treated like cattle.”
~~ Alfred Hitchcock [1899-1980]

"I was constantly astonished by the extraordinary DREAMS of ordinary people."
~~ Louis 'Studs' Terkel [1912-2008], in "Working" (1974)

"Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius."
~~ Sir Arthur Conan Doyle [1859-1930]

"You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"There is one kind of prison where the man is behind bars, and everything that he desires is outside; and there is another kind where the things are behind the bars, and the man is outside."
~~ Upton Sinclair [1878-1968]

"The mind is not a receptacle; information is not education. Education is what remains after the information that has been taught has been forgotten."
~~ Mortimer J. Adler [1902-2001]

[on sexual politics] "A desire to have all of the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry."
~~ Dorothy L. Sayers [1893-1957]

"Never explain. Your friends do not need it, and your enemies will not believe it anyway."
~~ Elbert Hubbard [1856-1915]

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
~~ Charles Dickens [1812-70]

"All truths are easy to understand once they are discovered; the point is to discover them."
~~ Galileo Galilei [1564-1642]

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting."
~~ Gautama Buddha [5th Century BCE]

"The truth is incontrovertible; malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"Truth is by nature self-evident. As soon as you remove the cobwebs of ignorance that surround it, it shines clear."
~~ Mahatma Gandhi [1869-1948]

"The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie, deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth, persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic."
~~ John F. Kennedy [1917-63]

"People can't change the truth, but the truth can change people."
~~ Anonymous

"You can live in the most democratic country on earth, and if you are lazy, obtuse, or servile within yourself, [then] you are not free."
~~ Ignazio Silone {pseudonym of Italian author & politician Secondino Tranquilli [1900-78]}, in 1955

"Fascism is capitalism in decay."
~~ Vladimir Ilyich Lenin [1870-1924]

"I see [illegal immigration] as white people finding loopholes in the slavery laws."
~~ comedian Chris Rock, interview in TIME Magazine (March 2007)

"I'm a writer, and I will write what I want to write."
~~ J.K. Rowling

“To be, in a word, unborable . . . It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.”
~~ David Foster Wallace [1962-2008] in "The Pale King" (2011)

"Early in life I had to choose between honest arrogance and hypocritical humility. I chose honest arrogance and have seen no occasion to change."
~~ Frank Lloyd Wright [1867-1959]

“The most important things are the hardest to say because words diminish them.“
~~ Stephen King, in "On Writing" (2000)

"A conversation is a dialogue, not a monologue. That's why there are so few good conversations: due to scarcity, two intelligent talkers seldom meet."
~~ Truman Capote [1924-84]

"I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train."
~~ Oscar Wilde [1854-1900]

"A lie is something that hasn't happened but might just as well have."
~~ Judith Rossner [1935-2005]

"A primitive artist is an amateur whose work sells."
~~ Anna Mary Robertson 'Grandma' Moses [1860-1961]

"There is only one valuable thing in art: the thing you cannot explain."
~~ cubist painter Georges Braque [1882-1963]

"The establishment is made up of little men, very frightened."
~~ Bella Abzug [1920-98]

“We are born princes and the civilizing process makes us frogs.”
~~ Dr. Eric Berne [1910-1970]

“The destiny of every human being is decided by what goes on inside his skull when confronted by what goes on outside his skull.”
~~ Dr. Eric Berne [1910-1970]

"Each person designs his own life, freedom gives him the power to carry out his own designs, and power gives the freedom to interfere with the designs of others."
~~ Dr. Eric Berne [1910-1970]

"Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment."
~~ saying on t-shirts

"Every deep thinker is more afraid of being understood than of being misunderstood."
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"Think before you speak. Read before you think."
~~ Fran Lebowitz

"No evil is honorable, but death is honorable. Therefore death is not evil."
~~ Zeno of Citium [334?-262? B.C.E.]

"Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudices."
~~ Eric Temple Bell [1883-1960]

"Civilization is the process of setting man free from men."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"The Cornell Sun, thank goodness, showed me what to do with my life, and I did it."
~~ Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. [1922-2007]

"A forest bird never wants a cage."
~~ playwright Henrik Ibsen [1828-1906]

"If you can't explain it simply, [then] you don't understand it well enough."
~~ Albert Einstein [1879-1955]

"Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination."
~~ Mark Twain [1835-1910]

"Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts."
~~ Sir Winston Churchill [1874-1965]

"The thing about quotes on the internet is that you cannot confirm their validity."
~~ Abraham Lincoln

"A writer is a world trapped in a person."
~~ Victor Hugo [1802-85]

"I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions."
~~ Stephen Covey

"Admit when you're wrong. Shut up when you're right."
~~ John Gottman

"Should not the giver be thankful that the receiver received? Is not giving a need? Is not receiving mercy?"
~~ Friedrich Nietzsche [1844-1900]

"I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver."
~~ Dr. Maya Angelou [1928-2014]

"Democracy cannot be saved by supermen, but only by the unswerving devotion and goodness of millions of little men."
~~ Adlai E. Stevenson II [1900-65]

"Love the giver more than the gift."
~~ Brigham Young [1801-77]

"Intellectual freedom cannot exist without political freedom; political freedom cannot exist without economic freedom; a free mind and a free market are corollaries."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

"Blessed are those that can give without remembering and receive without forgetting."
~~ poet Elizabeth Bibesco [1897-1945]

"The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human."
~~ Aldous Huxley [1894-1963]

"The Truth, when you finally chase it down, is almost always far worse than your darkest visions and fears."
~~ Hunter S. Thompson [1937-2005]

"Civilization is a failure. We need to think what we can do together in love and peace."
~~ musician Serj Tankian

"Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny."
~~ C.S. Lewis [1898-1963]

"Never waste a minute thinking about people [that] you don't like."
~~ Dwight D. Eisenhower [1890-1969]

"The truth is not for all men, but only for those who seek it."
~~ Ayn Rand [1905-82]

{each set of posted quotations are then posted at the Working Minds website, alphabetical by author}

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