Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.
H.L. Mencken

Hold a picture of yourself long and steadily enough in your mind's eye, and you will be drawn toward it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Barbossa For too long I've been parched of thirst and unable to quench it. Too long I've been starving to death and haven't died. I feel nothing. Not the wind on my face nor the spray of the sea. Nor the warmth of a woman's flesh. You best start believing in ghost stories Miss Turner. You're in one.
Pirates of the Caribbean The Curse of the Black Pearl

There are very few monsters who warrant the fear we have of them.
Andr Gide

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion, than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
Andr Gide

Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Isaac Asimov

Principal Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
Billy Madison

Until justice is blind to color, until education is unaware of race, until opportunity is unconcerned with the color of men's skins, emancipation will be a proclamation but not a fact.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Organized crime constitutes nothing less than a guerilla war against society.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I'm tired. I'm tired of feeling rejected by the American people. I'm tired of waking up in the middle of the night worrying about the war.
Lyndon B. Johnson

The American city should be a collection of communities where every member has a right to belong. It should be a place where every man feels safe on his streets and in the house of his friends. It should be a place where each individual's dignity and self-respect is strengthened by the respect and affection of his neighbors. It should be a place where each of us can find the satisfaciton and warmth which comes from being a member of the community of man. This is what man sought at the dawn of civilzation. It is what we seek today.
Lyndon B. Johnson

This administration here and now declares unconditional war on poverty.
Lyndon B. Johnson

We have the opportunity to move not only toward the rich society and the powerful society, but upward to the Great Society.
Lyndon B. Johnson

We Americans know-although others appear to forget-the risk of spreading conflict. We still seek no wider war. (On ordering retaliatory action against North Vietnam)
Lyndon B. Johnson

In this age when there can be no losers in peace and no victors in war, we must recognize the obligation to match national strength with national restraint.
Lyndon B. Johnson

War is always the same. It is young men dying in the fullness of their promise. It is trying to kill a man that you do not even know well enough to hate. Therefore, to know war is to know that there is still madness in the world.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I knew from the start if I left a woman I really loved -- the Great Society -- in order to fight that bitch of a war in Vietnam then I would lose everything at home. My hopes my dreams.
Lyndon B. Johnson

When I was a small boy growing up in Kansas, a friend of mine and I went fishing and as we sat there in the warmth of a summer afternoon on a riverbank we talked about what we wanted to do when we grew up. I told him that I wanted to be a real major-league baseball player, a genuine professional like Honus Wagner. My friend said that he'd like to be President of the United States. Neither of us got our wish.
Dwight D Eisenhower

I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.
Dwight D Eisenhower

Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired, signifies in the final sense a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.
Dwight D Eisenhower

From this day forward, the millions of our schoolchildren will daily proclaim in every city and town, every village and rural schoolhouse, the dedication of our nation and our people to the Almighty. (On signing law for inclusion of the words 'under God' in the Pledge of Allegiance, 14 Jun 54)
Dwight D Eisenhower

We succeed only as we identify in life, or in war, or in anything else, a single overriding objective, and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
Dwight D Eisenhower

Ah, this is obviously some strange usage of the word 'safe' that I wasn't previously aware of.
Douglas Adams

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
Antoine De Saint-Exupery

A learned man is an idler who kills time with study. Beware of his false knowledge it is more dangerous than ignorance.
George Bernard Shaw

You are going to let the fear of poverty govern your life and your reward will be that you will eat, but you will not live.
George Bernard Shaw

The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them that's the essense of inhumanity.
George Bernard Shaw

Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw

I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquillity which religion is powerless to bestow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The thirst for adventure is the vent which Destiny offers a war, a crusade, a gold mine, a new country, speak to the imagination and offer swing and play to the confined powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only reward of virtue is virtue the only way to have a friend is to be one.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

The reward of a thing well done is to have done it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

As we grow oldthe beauty steals inward.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Imagination is the only weapon in the war against reality.
Jules de Gautier

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.
Ernest Hemingway

The world breaks everyone, and afterward, many are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

Should we continue to look upwards Is the light we can see in the sky one of those which will presently be extinguished The ideal is terrifying to behold, lost as it is in the depths, small, isolated, a pin-point, brilliant but threatened on all sides by the dark forces that surround it nevertheless, no more in danger than a star in the jaws of the clouds. (Les Miserables)
Victor Hugo

So different are the colours of life, as we look forward to the future, or backward to the past and so different the opinions and sentiments which this contrariety of appearance naturally produces, that the conversation of the old and young ends generally with contempt or pity on either side.
Victor Hugo

The journey is the reward.
Taoist Saying

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot

The important work of moving the world forward does not wait to be done by perfect men.
George Eliot

Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.
Sophocles

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Johann von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann von Goethe

The superior man acts before he speaks, and afterwards speaks according to his actions.
Confucius

When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius

He who exercises government by means of his virtue may be compared to the north polar star, which keeps its place and all the stars turn towards it.
Confucius

When we see men of worth, we should think of equaling them when we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius

Virtue herself is her own fairest reward.
Silius Italicus

When you jump for joy, beware that no one moves the ground from beneath your feet.
Stanislaw Lec

In peace, children inter their parents war violates the order of nature and causes parents to inter their children.
Herodotus

She would rather light candles than curse the darkness and her glow has warmed the world.
Adlai Stevenson

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Kierkegaard

The price works so well, so efficiently, that we are not aware of it most of the time.
Milton Friedman

It is an error to imagine that evolution signifies a constant tendency to increased perfection. That process undoubtedly involves a constant remodelling of the organism in adaptation to new conditions but it depends on the nature of those conditions whether the directions of the modifications effected shall be upward or downward.
Thomas Huxley

I cannot call to mind a single instance where I have ever been irreverent, except toward the things which were sacred to other people.
Mark Twain

There are several good protections against temptations, but the surest is cowardice.
Mark Twain

We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle

In the arena of human life the honours and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities.
Aristotle

Where talent is a dwarf, self-esteem is a giant.
J. Petit-Senn

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Carl Sandburg

Sometime they'll give a war and nobody will come.
Carl Sandburg

Beware the fury of a patient man.
John Dryden

And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm.
John Dryden

Money is the sinew of love as well as war.
Thomas Fuller

Many would be cowards if they had courage enough.
Thomas Fuller

Out of life's school of war What does not destroy me, makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Each time you are honest and conduct yourself with honesty, a success force will drive you toward greater success. Each time you lie, even with a little white lie, there are strong forces pushing you toward failure.
Joseph Sugarman

Capitalism needs to function like a game of tug-of-war. Two opposing sides need to continually struggle for dominance, but at no time can either side be permitted to walk away with the rope.
Pete Holiday

Nobody gets to live life backwards. Look ahead -- that's where your future lies.
Ann Landers

You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
James Barrie

I took a speed reading course and read 'War and Peace' in twenty minutes. It involves Russia.
Woody Allen

War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
John Stuart Mill

The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not sufficient warrant.
John Stuart Mill

I believe, if we take habitual drunkards as a class, their heads and their hearts will bear an advantageous comparison with those of any other class. There seems ever to have been a proneness in the brilliant and warm-blooded to fall into this vice.
Abraham Lincoln

Nursing Home Orderly You can trouble me for a warm glass of shut-the-hell-up. Now, you will go to sleep or I will put you to sleep. Check out the name tag. You're in my world now, grandma.
Happy Gilmore

Politics is war without bloodshed while war is politics with bloodshed.
Mao Tse Tung

One of the greatest casualties of the war in Vietnam is the Great Society ... shot down on the battlefield of Vietnam.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in the stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Councilor or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice who constantly says 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for someone else's freedom who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a 'more convenient season.'
Martin Luther King, Jr.

Every charitable act is a stepping stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

O human race born to fly upward, wherefore at a little wind dost thou fall.
Dante Alighieri

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill

Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Kahlil Gibran

What is this world that is hastening me toward I know not what, viewing me with contempt
Kahlil Gibran

A poet is a bird of unearthly excellence, who escapes from his celestial realm arrives in this world warbling. If we do not cherish him, he spreads his wings and flies back into his homeland.
Kahlil Gibran

Progress lies not in enhancing what is, but in advancing toward what will be.
Kahlil Gibran

The timeless in you is aware of life's timelessness and knows that yesterday is but today's memory and tomorrow is today's dream.
Kahlil Gibran

You progress not through improving what has been done, but reaching toward what has yet to be done.
Kahlil Gibran

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Kahlil Gibran

God has placed in each soul an apostle to lead us upon the illumined path. Yet many seek life from without, unaware that is within them.
Kahlil Gibran

Part of the reason for the ugliness of adults, in a child's eyes, is that the child is usually looking upwards, and few faces are at their best when seen from below.
George Orwell

It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.
George Orwell

The quickest way of ending a war is to lose it.
George Orwell

Th' newspaper does ivrything f'r us. It runs th' polis foorce an' th' banks, commands th' milishy, controls th'ligislachure, baptizes th' young, marries th' foolish, comforts th' afflicted, afflicts th' comfortable, buries th' dead an' roasts thim aftherward.
Finley Peter Dunne

Life's a voyage that's homeward bound.
Herman Melville

Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.
Herman Melville

People move forward into the future out of the way they comprehend the past. When we don't understand something in our past, we are therefore crippled.
Norman Mailer

Man is a being born to believe. And if no church comes forward with its title-deeds of truth to guide him, he will find altars and idols in his own heart and his own imagination.
Benjamin Disraeli

The difference of race is one of the reasons why I fear war may always exist because race implies difference, difference implies superiority, and superiority leads to predominance.
Benjamin Disraeli

The absence of war is not peace.
Harry S Truman

A woodland in full color is awesome as a forest fire, in magnitude at least, but a single tree is like a dancing tongue of flame to warm the heart.
Hal Borland

A dwarf standing on the shoulders of a giant may see farther than a giant himself.
Robert Burton

It is true we have won all our wars, but we have paid for them. We don't want victories anymore.
Golda Meir

I don't know why you use a fancy French word like dtente when there's a good English phrase for it-cold war.
Golda Meir

We have always said that in our war with the Arabs we had a secret weapon-no alternative.
Golda Meir

The heights by great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight, but they while their companions slept, were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The NeXT Computer The hardware makes it a PC, the software makes it a workstation, the unit sales makes it a mainframe.
Anon.

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Anon.

The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Walter Bagehot

Take the diplomacy out of war and the thing would fall flat in a week.
Will Rogers

You can't say that civilization don't advance, however, for in every war they kill you in a new way.
Will Rogers

If peace is equated simply with the absence of war, it can become abject pacifism that turns the world over to the most ruthless.
Henry Kissinger

The Vietnam War required us to emphasize the national interest rather than abstract principles. ... What President Nixon and I tried to do was unnatural. And that is why we didn't make it.
Henry Kissinger

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Thomas Mann

Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.
Otto von Bismark

Jean Grey Mutation. It is the key to our evolution. It has enabled us to evolve from a single-celled organism into the dominant species on the planet. This process is slow and normally taking thousands and thousands of years. But every few hundred millennia, evolution leaps forward.
X2 X-Men United

We look forward to the time when the power to love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Gladstone

Yes, we love peace, but we are not willing to take wounds for it, as we are for war.
John Andrew Holmes

There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
Pablo Picasso

Humor is richly rewarding to the person who employs it. It has some value in gaining and holding attention. But it has no persuasive value at all.
John Kenneth Galbraith

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporations is not an award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Liberalism is, I think, resurgent. One reason is that more and more people are so painfully aware of the alternative.
John Kenneth Galbraith

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Benjamin Franklin

Keep thy eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
Benjamin Franklin

There never was a good war, or a bad peace.
Benjamin Franklin

Don't be discouraged by a failure. It can be a positive experience. Failure is, in a sense, the highway to success, inasmuch as every discovery of what is false leads us to seek earnestly after what is true, and every fresh experience points out some form of error which we shall afterwards carefully avoid.
John Keats

Wars have never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali

Beware how you take away hope from another human being.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

History is a vast early warning system.
Norman Cousins

In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.
Ambrose Bierce

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
James Russell Lowell

People who matter are most aware that everyone else does too.
Malcolm Stevenson Forbes

Beware the fury of a patient man.
Publilius Syrus

I don't deserve this award, but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny

Pray, pray very much but beware of telling God what you want.
French Proverb

To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
G. C. Lichtenberg

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
G. C. Lichtenberg

When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him. You lift the relationship thereby to a higher level. The best in the other person begins to flow out toward you as your best flows toward him. In the meeting of the best in each a higher unity of understanding is established.
Norman Vincent Peale

Any fact facing us is not as important as our attitude toward it, for that determines our success or failure.
Norman Vincent Peale

I think there is choice possible to us at any moment, as long as we live. But there is no sacrifice. There is a choice, and the rest falls away. Second choice does not exist. Beware of those who talk about sacrifice.
Muriel Rukeyser

I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
E. M. Forster

Ae fond kiss, and then we severA farewell, and then foreverDeep in heart-wrung tears I'll pledge thee,Warring sighs and groans I'll wage thee.Who shall say that Fortune grieves him,While the star of hope she leaves himMe, nae cheerful twinkle lights me,Dark despair around benights me.
Robert Burns

He who has not first laid his foundations may be able with great ability to lay them afterwards, but they will be laid with trouble to the architect and danger to the building.
Niccolo Machiavelli

A prince should therefore have no other aim or thought, nor take up any other thing for his study but war and it organization and discipline, for that is the only art that is necessary to one who commands.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Cowards do not count in battle they are there, but not in it.
Euripides

A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
Euripides

Give yourself something to work toward--constantly.
Mary Kay Ash

People fail forward to success.
Mary Kay Ash

Once you have flown, you will walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward for there you have been, there you long to return.
Leonardo DaVinci

The ways by which you may get money almost without exception lead downward. - from Live Without Principle
Henry David Thoreau

You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land, this is no other life but this.
Henry David Thoreau

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal, and then leap in the dark to our success.
Henry David Thoreau

We are sometimes made aware of a kindness long passed, and realize that there have been times when our friends' thoughts of us were of so pure and lofty a character that they passed over us like the winds of heaven unnoticed when they treated us not as what we were, but as what we aspired to be. -- from A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers
Henry David Thoreau

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau

It is better to sleep on things beforehand than lie awake about them afterward.
Baltasar Gracian

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Dave Barry

Happiness is inward and not outward and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
Henry Van Dyke

Beware of those who laugh at nothing or everything.
Arnold Glasgow

A slight touch of friendly malice and amusement towards those we love keeps our affections for them from turning flat.
Logan Pearsall Smith

The future does not belong to those who are content with today, apathetic toward common problems and their fellow man alike, timid and fearful in the face of bold projects and new ideas. Rather, it will belong to those who can blend passion, reason and courage in a personal commitment to the ideals of American society.
Robert Francis Kennedy

You can't make war in the Middle East without Egypt and you can't make peace without Syria.
Robert Francis Kennedy

There is no sudden leap into the stratosphere... There is only advancing step by step, slowly and tortuously, up the pyramid towards your goals....
Ben Stein

Beware of your habits. The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
Holbrook Jackson

How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning
Jonathan Swift

For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business.
D. W. Brogan

Yet each man kills the thing he loves,By each let this be heard,Some do it with a bitter look,Some with a flattering word,The koward does it with a kiss,The brave man with a sword
Oscar Wilde

Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare

Cowards die many times before their deaths The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare

Like as the waves make towards the pebbled shore, So do our minutes hasten to their end.
William Shakespeare

The peace of heaven is theirs that lift their swords, in such a just an charitable war.
William Shakespeare

We do not keep the outward form of order, where there is deep disorder in the mind.
William Shakespeare

Beware Of entrance to a quarrel but being in, Bear't that the opposed may beware of thee. Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment. Costly thy habit as thy purse can buy, But not express'd in fancy rich, not gaudy For the apparel oft proclaims the man.
William Shakespeare

To be, or not to be that is the question Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles, And by opposing end them To die to sleep No more and by a sleep to say we end The heartache and the thousand natural shocks That flesh is heir to,--'t is a consummation Devoutly to be wish'd. To die, to sleep To sleep perchance to dream ay, there's the rub For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause there's the respect That makes calamity of so long life For who would bear the whips and scorns of time, The oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely, The pangs of despised love, the law's delay, The insolence of office and the spurns That patient merit of the unworthy takes, When he himself might his quietus make With a bare bodkin who would fardels bear, To grunt and sweat under a weary life, But that the dread of something after death, The undiscover'd country from whose bourn No traveller returns, puzzles the will And makes us rather bear those ills we have Than fly to others that we know not of Thus conscience does make cowards of us all And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pith and moment With this regard their currents turn awry, And lose the name of action.
William Shakespeare

Cry Havoc, and let slip the dogs of war.
William Shakespeare

Beware the ides of March.
William Shakespeare

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more, Or close the wall up with our English dead In peace there's nothing so becomes a man As modest stillness and humility But when the blast of war blows in our ears, Then imitate the action of the tiger Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood.
William Shakespeare

This royal throne of kings, this sceptred isle, This earth of majesty, this seat of Mars, This other Eden, demi-paradise, This fortress built by Nature for herself Against infection and the hand of war, This happy breed of men, this little world, This precious stone set in the silver sea, Which serves it in the office of a wall Or as a moat defensive to a house, Against the envy of less happier lands,-- This blessed plot, this earth, this realm, this England.
William Shakespeare

Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.
William Shakespeare

Is this a dagger which I see before me, The handle toward my hand Come, let me clutch thee. I have thee not, and yet I see thee still. Art thou not, fatal vision, sensible To feeling as to sight or art thou but A dagger of the mind, a false creation, Proceeding from the heat-oppressed brain
William Shakespeare

O, now, for ever Farewell the tranquil mind farewell content Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue O, farewell Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war And, O you mortal engines, whose rude throats The immortal Jove's dread clamours counterfeit, Farewell Othello's occupation's gone
William Shakespeare

O, beware, my lord, of jealousy It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock The meat it feeds on.
William Shakespeare

Beware lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop

Only cowards insult dying majesty.
Aesop

Humor is perhaps a sense of intellectual perspective an awareness that some things are really important, others not and that the two kinds are most oddly jumbled in everyday affairs.
Christopher Morley

A man with a half volition goes backwards and forwards, and makes no way on the smoothest road a man with a whole volition advances on the roughest, and will reach his purpose, if there be even a little worthiness in it. The man without a purpose is like a ship without a rudder - a waif, a nothing, a no man. Have a purpose in life and having it, throw such strength of mind and muscle into your work as God has given you.
Thomas Carlyle

We are the people our parents warned us about.
Jimmy Buffett

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind... War will exist until that distant day when the conscientious objector enjoys the same reputation and prestige that the warrior does today.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Unconditional war can no longer lead to unconditional victory. It can no longer serve to settle disputes. It can no longer be of concern to great powers alone. For a nuclear disaster, spread by winds and waters and fear, could well engulf the great and the small, the rich and the poor, the committed and the uncommitted alike. Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Let the word go forth from this time and place, to friend and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new generation of Americans, born in this century, tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter peace, proud of our ancient heritage, and unwilling to witness or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this nation has always been committed, and to which we are committed today, at home and around the world
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

When power leads man toward arrogance, poetry reminds him of his limitations. When power narrows the area of man's concern, poetry reminds him of the richness and diversity of his existence. When power corrupts, poetry cleanses.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I look forward to an America which will not be afraid of grace and beauty.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Francis Bacon

Atheism leaves a man to sense, to philosophy, to natural piety, to laws, to reputation, all which may be guides to an outward moral virtue, though religion were not but superstition dismounts all these, and erects an absolute monarchy in the minds of men...the master of superstition is the people and arguments are fitted to practice, in a reverse order.
Francis Bacon

I used to think that cyberspace was fifty years away. What I thought was fifty years away, was only ten years away. And what I thought was ten years away... it was already here. I just wasn't aware of it yet.
Bruce Sterling

Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events.
Sir Winston Churchill

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once 'The Unnecessary War'.
Sir Winston Churchill

A love of tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril but the new view must come, the world must roll forward.
Sir Winston Churchill

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
Vincent Van Gogh

There may be a great fire in our soul, yet no one ever comes to warm himself at it, and the passers-by see only a wisp of smoke.
Vincent Van Gogh

Technological progress has merely provided us with more efficient means for going backwards.
Aldous Huxley

The Establishment center ... has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history. That war is a moral and political disaster -- a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
George McGovern

It doesn't require any particular bravery to stand on the floor of the Senate and urge our boys in Vietnam to fight harder, and if this war mushrooms into a major conflict and a hundred thousand young Americans are killed, it won't be U. S. Senators who die. It will be American soldiers who are too young to qualify for the senate.
George McGovern

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
George McGovern

What I want to fix your attention on is the vast overall movement towards the discrediting, and finally the elimination, of every kind of human excellence -- moral, cultural, social or intellectual. And is it not pretty to notice how 'democracy' (in the incantatory sense) is now doing for us the work that was once done by the most ancient dictatorships, and by the same methods The basic proposal of the new education is to be that dunces and idlers must not be made to feel inferior to intelligent and industrious pupils. That would be 'undemocratic.' Children who are fit to proceed may be artificially kept back, because the others would get a trauma by being left behind. The bright pupil thus remains democratically fettered to his own age group throughout his school career, and a boy who would be capable of tackling Aeschylus or Dante sits listening to his coeval's attempts to spell out A CAT SAT ON A MAT. We may reasonably hope for the virtual abolition of education when 'I'm as good as you' has fully had its way. All incentives to learn and all penalties for not learning will vanish. The few who might want to learn will be prevented who are they to overtop their fellows And anyway, the teachers -- or should I say nurses -- will be far too busy reassuring the dunces and patting them on the back to waste any time on real teaching. We shall no longer have to plan and toil to spread imperturbable conceit and incurable ignorance among men.
Clive Staples Lewis

The perfect church service would be the one we were almost unaware of our attention would have been on God. But every novelty prevents this. It fixes our attention on the service itself and thinking about worship is a different thing than worshipping ... 'Tis mad idolatry that makes the service greater than the god.
Clive Staples Lewis

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Hellen Keller

It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Hellen Keller

Have you ever been at sea in a dense fog, when it seemed as if a tangible white darkness shut you in and the great ship, tense and anxious, groped her way toward the shore with plummet and sounding-line, and you waited with beating heart for something to happen I was like that ship before my education began, only I was without compass or sounding line, and no way of knowing how near the harbor was. 'Light Give me light' was the wordless cry of my soul, and the light of love shone on me in that very hour.
Hellen Keller

The strongest bulwark of authority is uniformity the least divergence from it is the greatest crime.
Emma Goldman

David I do not, for one, think that the problem was that the band was down. I think that the problem *may* have been, that there was a Stonehenge monument on the stage that was in danger of being *crushed* by a *dwarf*. Alright That tended to understate the hugeness of the object.
This Is Spinal Tap

CNN is one of the participants in the war. I have a fantasy where Ted Turner is elected president but refuses because he doesn't want to give up power.
Arthur C. Clarke

Hardware the parts of a computer that can be kicked.
Jeff Pesis

People will frighten you about a graduation....They use words you don't hear often... 'And we wish you Godspeed.' It is a warning, Godpeed. It means you are no longer welcome here at these prices.
Bill Cosby

The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.
Henry Miller

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France

The true lover of learning then must his earliest youth, as far as in him lies, desire all truth. . .He whose desires are drawn toward knowledge in every form will be absorbed in the pleasures of the soul, and will hardly feel bodily pleasures- -I mean, if he be a true philosopher and not a sham one. . .Then how can he who has the magnificence of mind and is the spectator of all times and all existence, think much of human life He cannot. Or can such a one account death fearful No indeed.
Plato

Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another.
Plato

Perhaps a modern society can remain stable only by eliminating adolescence, by giving its young, from the age of ten, the skills, responsibilities, and rewards of grownups, and opportunites for action in all spheres of life. Adolescence should be a time of useful action, while book learning and scholarship should be a preoccupation of adults.
Eric Hoffer

The hens they all cackle, the roosters all beg, But I will not hatch, I will not hatch. For I hear all the talk of pollution and war As the people all shout and the airplane roar, So I'm staying in here where it's safe and it's warm, And I WILL NOT HATCH
Shel Silverstein

Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage's whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.
Ayn Rand

I need no warrant for being, and no word of sanction upon my being. I am the warrant and the sanction.
Ayn Rand

Thanksgiving is a typically American holiday...The lavish meal is a symbol of the fact that abundant consumption is the result and reward of production.
Ayn Rand

A good front is half the battle in love or war.
Kim Hubbard

All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
William Congreve

I realize that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.
Edith Cavell

When the blind man carries the lame man, both go forward.
Swedish Proverb

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for his country is good enough to be given a square deal afterwards.
Theodore Roosevelt

This is an age in which one cannot find common sense without a search warrant.
George Will

In the 1940s a survey listed the top seven discipline problems in public schools talking, chewing gum, making noise, running in the halls, getting out of turn in line, wearing improper clothes, not putting paper in wastebaskets. A 1980s survey lists these top seven drug abuse, alcohol abuse, pregnancy, suicide, rape, robbery, assault. (Arson, gang warfare and venereal disease are also-rans.)
George Will

Telling us to obey instinct is like telling us to obey 'people.' People say different things so do instincts. Our instincts are at war.... Each instinct, if you listen to it, will claim to be gratified at the expense of the rest....
C. S. Lewis

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.
William Arthur Ward

Our first and most pressing problem is how to do away with warfare as a method of solving conflicts between national groups within a society who have different views about how the society is to run.
Margaret Mead

Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes

As a rule, software systems do not work well until they have been used, and have failed repeatedly, in real applications.
Dave Parnas

Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.
Voltaire

It is good to have an end to journey toward, but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. LeGuin

Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.
William Feather

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work.
William Ernest Hocking

Real generosity toward the future consists in giving all to what is present.
Albert Camus

What then is capital punishment but the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal's deed, however calculated it may be, can be compared For there to be an equivalence, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal, who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him, and who from that moment onward had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.
Albert Camus

He who despairs over an event is a coward, but he who holds hope for the human condition is a fool.
Albert Camus

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Elbert Hubbard

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan 'press on' has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge

If your house is on fire, warm yourself by it.
Danish proverb

How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward.
Danish proverb

Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Danish proverb

We are all in it together. This is a war. We take a few shots and it will be over. We will give them a few shots and it will be over.
Richard Milhous Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
Richard Milhous Nixon

You see these bums, you know, blowing up campuses ... storming around about this issue. (On student protesters against Vietnam War)
Richard Milhous Nixon

Tonight-to you, the great silent majority of my fellow Americans-I ask for your support. (On his Vietnam War policy)
Richard Milhous Nixon

My strong point is not rhetoric, it isn't showmanship, it isn't big promises-those things that create the glamour and the excitement that people call charisma and warmth.
Richard Milhous Nixon

There is a time to be timid. There is a time to be conciliatory. There is a time, even, to fly and there is a time to fight. And I'm going to fight like hell. (On Congressional moves toward impeachment)
Richard Milhous Nixon

As this long and difficult war ends, I would like to address a few special words to ... the American people Your steadfastness in supporting our insistence on peace with honor has made peace with honor possible. (On the Vietnam War)
Richard Milhous Nixon

I'd rather use the nuclear bomb...Does that bother you I just want you to think big, Henry, for Christ's sake. to Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on escalating the Vietnam War
Richard Milhous Nixon

The antiwar movement is a wild orgasm of anarchists sweeping across the country like a prairie fire.
Richard Milhous Nixon

A weak man has doubts before a decision, a strong man has them afterwards.
Karl Kraus

On a good day, I view the job of president as directing an orchestra. On the dark days, it is more like that of a clutch-engaging the engine to effect forward motion, while taking greater friction.
A Bartlett Giamatti

There are in nature neither rewards nor punishments, there are consequences.
Robert G. Ingersoll

Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
Homer

You will certainly not be able to take the lead in all things yourself, for to one man a god has given deeds of war, and to another the dance, to another lyre and song, and in another wide-sounding Zeus puts a good mind.
Homer

The outcome of the war is in our hands the outcome of words is in the council.
Homer

Either war is obsolete or men are.
Richard Buckminster Fuller

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
William Westmoreland

I do not believe that the men who served in uniform in Vietnam have been given the credit they deserve. It was a difficult war against an unorthodox enemy.
William Westmoreland

In war there is no substitute for victory.
Douglas MacArthur

All serious conversations gravitate towards philosophy.
Ernest Dimnet

War does not determine who is right - only who is left.
Bertrand Russell

It may seem to your conceited to suppose that you can do anything important toward improving the lot of mankind. But this is a fallacy. You must believe that you can help bring about a better world. A good society is produced only by good individuals, just as truly as a majority in a presidential election is produced by the votes of single electors. Everybody can do something toward creating in his own environment kindly feelings rather than anger, reasonableness rather than hysteria, happiness rather than misery.
Bertrand Russell

Five miles meandering with mazy motion,Through dale the sacred river ran,Then reached the caverns measureless to man,And sank the tumult to a lifeless oceanAnd 'mid this tumult Kubla heard from farAncestral voices prophesying war
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

What is an epigram A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Mary I want a guy who can play 36 holes of golf, and still have enough energy to take Warren and me to a baseball game, and eat sausages, and beer, not lite beer, but beer. That's my ad, print it up.
There's Something About Mary

Warren Franks and Beans Franks and Beans
There's Something About Mary

Idleness and lack of occupation tend - nay are dragged - towards evil.
Hippocrates

The longest journey is the journey inward.
Dag Hammarskjld

Whatever our creed, we feel that no good deed can by any possibility go unrewarded, no evil deed unpunished.
Orison Swett Marden

The father is always a Republican toward his son, and his mother's always a Democrat.
Robert Frost

It's surprising how many persons go through life without ever recognizing that their feelings toward other people are largely determined by their feelings toward themselves, and if you're not comfortable within yourself, you can't be comfortable with others.
Sydney Harris

Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
Samuel Johnson

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Japanese Proverb

Never enter into dispute or argument with another. I never yet saw an instance of one of two disputants convincing the other by argument. I have seen many on their getting warm, becoming rude and shooting one another.
Thomas Jefferson

People don't start wars, governments do.
Ronald Reagan

Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book.
Ronald Reagan

America's view of apartheid is simple and straightforward We believe it is wrong. We condemn it. And we are united in hoping for the day when apartheid will be no more.
Ronald Reagan

Some say it will bring war to the heavens, but its purpose is to deter war, in the heavens and on earth.
Ronald Reagan

Some of your countrymen were unable to distinguish between their native dislike for war and the stainless patriotism of those who suffered its scars. But there has been a rethinking and now we can say to you, and say as a nation, thank you for your courage.
Ronald Reagan

The war in Vietnam threatened to tear our society apart, and the political and philosophical disagreements that separated each side continue, to some extent. It's been said that these memorials reflect a hunger for healing.
Ronald Reagan

Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war love is a growing up.
James Baldwin

No longer forward nor behindI look in hope or fearBut, grateful, take the good I findThe best of now and here.
John Greenleaf Whittier

Nature does not loathe virtue it is unaware of its existence.
Franoise Mallet-Joris

My final merit I refuse you, I refuse putting from me what I really am, Encompass worlds but never try to encompass me, I crowd your sleekest and best by simply looking toward you. Writing and talk do not prove me, I carry the plenum of proof in my face, With the hush of my lips I wholly confound the skeptic.
Walt Whitman

I cordially dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done since I grew old and wary enough to detect its presence.
J. R. R. Tolkien

In the midst of hopes and cares, of apprehensions and of disquietude, regard every day that dawns upon you as if it was to be your last then super-added hours, to the enjoyment of which you had not looked forward, will prove an acceptable boon.
Horace

Think to yourself that every day is your last the hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.
Horace

To insist on strength ... is not war-mongering. It is peace-mongering.
Barry Goldwater

The honor of my race, family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped, I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low, with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for crossbucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack.
Jack Trice

Beware of programmers who carry screwdrivers.
Leonard Brandwein

There are two ways of constructing a software design One way is to make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies, and the other way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies. The first method is far more difficult.
C.A.R. Hoare

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear-not absence of fear. Except a creature be part coward it is not a compliment to say it is brave.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

A great step toward independence is a good humored stomach.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.
T. S. Eliot

Footfalls echo in the memory Down the passage which we did not take Towards the door we never opened Into the rose-garden. My words echo Thus, in your mind.
T. S. Eliot

A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
Carl Sagan

There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas Alva Edison

I am not discouraged, because every wrong attempt discarded is another step forward.
Thomas Alva Edison

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
Desiderius Erasmus

Love is a kind of warfare.
Ovid

Let tears flow of their own accord their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
Seneca

The first step towards amendment is the recognition of error.
Seneca

Like its politicians and its wars, society has the teenagers it deserves.
J. B. Priestley

Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.
Baruch Spinoza

Art can only be truly Art by presenting an adequate outward symbol of some fact in the interior life.
Margaret Fuller

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Margaret Fuller

Genius will live and thrive without training, but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Fuller

Writing is not necessarily something to be ashamed of, but do it in private and wash your hands afterwards.
Robert A. Heinlein

And He shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Isaiah

A human action becomes genuinely important when it springs from the soil of a clear-sighted awareness of the temporality and the ephemerality of everything human. It is only this awareness that can breathe any greatness into an action.
Vaclav Havel

When the rich wage war it's the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre

I don't know what kind of weapons will be used in the third world war, assuming there will be a third world war. But I can tell you what the fourth world war will be fought with -- stone clubs.
Albert Einstein

I don't know what will be used in the next world war, but the 4th will be fought with stones.
Albert Einstein

The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
Albert Einstein

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.
Albert Einstein

I do not believe that civilization will be wiped out in a war fought with the atomic bomb. Perhaps two-thirds of the people of the Earth might be killed, but enough men capable of thinking, and enough books, would be left to start again, and civilization could be restored.
Albert Einstein

Innumerable voices have been asserting for some time now that human society is passing through a crisis, that its stability has been gravely shattered. It is characteristic of such a situation that individuals feel indifferent or even hostile toward the group, small or large, to which they belong. In order to illustrate my meaning, let me record here a personal experience. I recently discussed with an intelligent and well-disposed man the threat of another war, which in my opinion would seriously endanger the existence of mankind, and I remarked that only a supranational organization would offer protection from that danger. Thereupon my visitor, very calmly and coolly, said to me Why are you so deeply opposed to the disappearance of the human race
Albert Einstein

All of us who are concerned for peace and triumph of reason and justice must be keenly aware how small an influence reason and honest good will exert upon events in the political field.
Albert Einstein

You cannot simultaneously prevent and prepare for war.
Albert Einstein

As long as there are sovereign nations possessing great power, war is inevitable.
Albert Einstein

I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses, Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie
Albert Einstein

Of what significance is one's one existence, one is basically unaware. What does a fish know about the water in which he swims all his life The bitter and the sweet come from outside. The hard from within, from one's own efforts. For the most part I do what my own nature drives me to do. It is embarrassing to earn such respect and love for it.
Albert Einstein

A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy, education, and social ties no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein

I don't know how man will fight World War III, but I do know how they will fight World War IV with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein

I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
Albert Einstein

The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.
Albert Einstein

The glow of inspiration warms us it is a holy rapture.
Publius Ovidius NasoOvid

There is more than a verbal tie between the words common, community, and communication.... Try the experiment of communicating, with fullness and accuracy, some experience to another, especially if it be somewhat complicated, and you will find your own attitude toward your experience changing.
John Dewey

There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned to walk forward.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Let me leap out of the frying-pan into the fire or, out of God's blessing into the warm sun.
Miguel de Cervantes

Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.
Miguel de Cervantes

The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation.
George Santayana

For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous, since it must afterwards be always old-fashioned.
George Santayana

But what do we mean by the American Revolution Do we mean the American War The revolution was effected before the war commenced. The revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people.
Geoffrey F. Albert

Man has always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much-the wheel, New York, wars and so on-while all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man-for precisely the same reason.
Douglas Noel Adams

Ethical religion can be real only to those who are engaged in ceaseless efforts at moral improvement. By moving upward we acquire faith in an upward movement, without limit.
Felix Adler

In war, truth is the first casualty.
Aeschylus

In every child who is born, no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again and in him, too, once more, and of each of us, our terrific responsibility toward human life toward the utmost idea of goodness, of the horror of terror, and of God.
James Agee

Life is not advancement. It is growth. It does not move upward, but expands outward, in all directions.
Russell G. Alexander

What is not good for the swarm is not good for the bee.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Forward, as occasion offers. Never look round to see whether any shall note it.... Be satisfied with success in even the smallest matter, and think that even such a result is no trifle.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Beware the man of one book.
Saint Thomas Aquinas

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
Pietro Aretino

He who cannot rest, cannot work he who cannot let go, cannot hold on he who cannot find footing, cannot go forward.
Richard Willard Armour

...what thwarts us and demands of us the greatest effort is also what can teach us most.
Matthew Arnold

There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people.
Jan Ashford

Faith is to believe what you do not see the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.
Saint Augustine

The good Christian should beware the mathematician and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of hell.
Saint Augustine

A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius

If you are a terror to many, then beware of many.
Ausonius

Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.
Margaret Fairless Barber

Making a success of the job at hand is the best step toward the kind you want.
Bernard Mannes Baruch

The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual -- when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions -- it becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singer

So, rather than appear foolish afterward, I renounce seeming clever now.
William of Baskerville

I tore myself away from the safe comfort of certainties through my love for the truth and truth rewarded me.
Simone de Beauvoir

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
Leonard Bernstein

There is no vice so simple but assumes some mark of virtue on his outward parts.
Mary Bertone

If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia.
Hans Albrecht Bethe

Two are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor. For if they fall, one will lift up his companion. But woe to him who is alone when he falls, for he has no one to help lift him up.
Ecclesiastes 4910 Bible

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.
Hebrews 132 Bible

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
Prince Otto

May there always be work for your hands to do, May your purse always hold a coin or two. May the sun always shine warm on your windowpane, May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain. May the hand of a friend always be near you, And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
Blessing Irish

The secret of power is the knowledge that others are more cowardly than you are.
Ludwig Boerne

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before. He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Bokonon

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Oxton Bolt

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Phyllis Bottome

The first and most important step toward success is the feeling that we can succeed.
Nelson Boswell

War is like love it always finds a way.
Bertolt Brecht

Whatever happened to that old-fashioned Grandpa If he still survives, he must be hiding in the small towns. You sure don't see him very often in the big city. The big-city Grandpa has gone big time. ... He is the life of every party, and out to prove he is just as young as he ever was. A grandchild who makes the mistake of calling him 'Gramps' is lucky if he isn't rewarded by a quick kick in the stomach.
Hal

All that is necessary to break the spell of inertia and frustration is this Act as if it were impossible to fail. That is the talisman, the formula, the command of right-about-face which turns us from failure towards success.
Dorthea Bragg

I try to avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep looking upward.
Charlotte Bronte

I don't fly any awards at the house. Any award you get is usually for something you've done in the past. And I like to keep looking forward.
Garth Brooks

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
Van Wyck Brooks

Christmas The very word brings joy to our hearts. No matter how we may dread the rush, the long Christmas lists for gifts and cards to be bought and given--when Christmas Day comes there is still the same warm feeling we had as children, the same warmth that enfolds our hearts and our homes.
Joan Winmill Brown

The reward for conformity was that everyone liked you except yourself.
Rita Mae Brown

Monotony is the awful reward of the careful.
A. G. Buckham

Husbands are awkward things to deal with even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.
Mary Lorraine Buckley

Heaven-born, the soul a heavenward course must hold beyond the world she soars the wise man, I affirm, can find no rest in that which perishes, nor will he lend his heart to ought that doth time depend.
Michelangelo Buonarroti

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life. Remember that fear always lurks behind perfectionism. Confronting your fears and allowing yourself the right to be human can, paradoxically, make yourself a happier and more productive person.
Dr. David M. Burns

Aim for success, not perfection. Never give up your right to be wrong, because then you will lose the ability to learn new things and move forward with your life.
Dr. David M. Burns

War is not nice.
Barbara Bush

My grandkids say, 'Reality Bites.' O.K., but it also challenges and rewards...I believe our best days are yet to come.
George Herbert Walker Bush

The academic mind can eat away the very basis of its own assurance ... produce contortions when it tries to bend over backward ... allow itself to be dismayed by the picture it has created of relentless historical process.
Herbert Butterfield

Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life--learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some.
Robert

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
Mark Caine

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War.
Al Capone

People love to admit they have bad handwriting or that they can't do math. And they will readily admit to being awkward 'I'm such a klutz' But they will never admit to having a poor sense of humor or being a bad driver.
George

Wouldn't it be weird if the only way people could die was that their heads suddenly exploded without warning If there was simply no other cause of death One day you'd be sitting there having a hot chocolate, and suddenly your head would explode.
George

It's a poor sort of memory that only works backward.
Lewis Carroll

Dear brightest star o'er Bethlehem, O let your precious light shine in with hope and peace toward men in every home tonight.
Swedish Carol

The basic difference between an ordinary person and a warrior is that a warrior takes everything as a challenge while an ordinary person takes everything as a blessing or a curse.
Carlos Castaneda

Love and war are the same thing, and stratagems and policy are as allowable in the one as in the others
Miguel Cerbantes

We should seek by all means in our power to avoid war, by analysing possible causes, by trying to remove them, by discussion in a spirit of collaboration and good will. I cannot believe that such a programme would be rejected by the people of this country, even if it does mean the establishment of personal contact with the dictators.
Neville Chamberlain

If you cry 'Forward' you must without fail make plain in what direction to go. Don't you see that if, without doing so, you call out the word to both a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in directions precisely opposite
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
Charles W. Chesnutt

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Personally, I'm in favor of democracy, which means that the central institutions of society have to be under popular control. Now, under capitalism, we can't have democracy by definition. Capitalism is a system in which the central institutions of society are in principle under autocratic control. Thus, a corporation or an industry is, if we were to think of it in political terms, fascist that is, it has tight control at the top and strict obedience has to be establishedat every level--there's little bargaining, a little give and take,but the line of authority is perfectly straightforward. Just as I'm opposed to political fascism, I'm opposed to economic fascism. I think that until the major institutions of society are under the popular control of participants and communities, it's pointless to talk about democracy.
Noam Chomsky

Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.
Chuang-tzu

One is left with the horrible feeling now that war settles nothing that to win a war is as disastrous as to lose one.
Agatha Christie

The heights of great men reached and kept, Were not attained by sudden flight, But they, while their companions slept, Were toiling upwards in the night.
Sir Winston Leonard Spenser Churchill

A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
John Anthony Ciardi

I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.
William F Claire

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
Georges Clemenceau

I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.
Leonard

There's a deep fly ball... Winfield goes back, back... his head hits the wall ... it's rolling towards second base.
Jerry Coleman

Grubb goes back, back... He's under the warning track and makes the play.
Jerry Coleman

There is someone warming up in the Giants' bullpen, but he's obscured by his number.
Jerry Coleman

Edwards missed getting Stearns at third base by an eyeball.
Jerry Coleman

Know that the pain will pass, and, when it passes, you will be stronger, happier, more sensitive and aware.
Mel Colgrove

Being filled with the Holy Spirit, then, is a matter of obedience to the Word of God. The filling of the Spirit that all experienced at Pentecost was a matter of a promise being fulfilled. Today, the believer is to be filled in obedience to the command of Ephesians 518, continuously, not merely by a single, crisis experience. The Christian life is a growth process toward maturity.
Clarence Cramer

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford

You have to lead people gently toward what they already know is right.
Philip

Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question.
Aleister Crowley

To keep the fire burning brightly, there's one easy rule keep the two logs together, near enough to keep each other warm and far enough apart -- about a finger's breadth -- for breathing room. Good fire, good marriage, same rule.
Marnie Reed Crowell

We must conquer war, or war will conquer us.
Ely Gulbertson

Every step toward Christ kills a doubt. Every thought, word, and deed for Him carries you away from discouragement.
Theodore Ledyard Cuyler

The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life and the procedure , the process is its own reward.
Robyn Davidson

As the representatives of the people we are here to declare that our resolve has not been weakened by these horrific and cowardly acts. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
Tom Daschle

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
Bette Davis

I worked night and day for twelve years to prevent the war, but I could not. The North was mad and blind, would not let us govern ourselves, and so the war came.
Jefferson Davis

Love is the strongest force the world possesses, and yet it is the Greatness of a road leading towards the unknown.
Charles De Gaulle

I predict you will sink step by step into a bottomless quagmire, however much you spend in men and money. (On Vietnam War)
Charles De Gaulle

I am about to put foward some major ideas they will be heard and pondered. If not all of them please, surely a few will in some sort, then, I shall have contributed to the progress of our age, and shall be content.
Marquis de Sade

Beware lest in your anxiety to avoid war you obtain a master.
Demosthenes

Economics is war pursued by other means.
Raymond F. DeVoe, Jr.

It was all right to talk about it. They made plans. They had a moment's vision, a fleeting dream. But in the end, some lack in their moral fiber, some gnawing, nibbling fear held them back. They never started. They stayed where they were. They dropped back. They failed somehow to release within themselves that power which lies in every individual, and is released only when he starts forward in a straight line for the object about which he has dreamed. The man who never starts, never feels that sense of power.
Ray Dickinson

What has not been examined impartially has not been well examined. Skepticism is therefore the first step toward truth.
Denis Diderot

Virtue is praised but hated. People run away from it, for it is ice-cold and in this world you must keep your feet warm.
Denis Diderot

A thing is not proved just because no one has ever questioned it. What has never been gone into impartially has never been properly gone into. Hence scepticism is the first step toward truth. It must be applied generally, because it is the touchstone.
Denis Diderot

It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination... If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed.
Annie Dillard

The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.
John Foster Dulles

The ability to get to the verge without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost.
John Foster Dulles

The real hero is always a hero by mistake he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
Umberto Eco

All's fair in love and war.
Francis Edwards

The skull lay tilted in such a manner that it stared, sightless, up at me as though I, too, were already caught a few feet above him in the strata and, in my turn, were staring upward at that strip of sky which the ages were carrying farther away from me.
Loren

Like the herd animals we are, we sniff warily at the strange one among us.
Loren

We have inadvertently designed a system in which being good at what you do as a teacher is not formally rewarded, while being poor at what you do is seldom corrected nor penalized.
Elliot Wayne Eisner

The upward course of a nation's history is due in the long run to the soundness of heart of its average men and women.
Elizabeth II

The rewards for those who persevere far exceed the pain that must precede the victory.
Ted W. Engstrom

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
Sam James Ervin, Jr.

Should we feel at times disheartened and discouraged, a confiding thought, a simple movement of heart towards God will renew our powers. Whatever He may demand of us, He will give us at the moment the strength and the courage that we need.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

All wars are civil wars, because all men are brothers ... Each one owes infinitely more to the human race than to the particular country in which he was born.
Franois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon

Life can't ever really defeat a writer who is in love with writing, for life itself is a writer's lover until death--fascinating, cruel, lavish, warm, cold, treacherous constant.
Edna Ferber

Wherever a set of alternative possible routes toward achieving a given end presents itself, a student movement will tend to choose the one which involves a higher measure of violence or humiliation directed against the older generation.
Lewis S Feuer

It is no good to try to stop knowledge from going forward. Ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi

As I rejected amnesty, so I reject revenge. I ask all Americans who ever asked for goodness and mercy in their lives, who ever sought forgiveness for their trespasses, to join in rehabilitating all the casualties of the tragic conflict of the past. (On Americans who avoided conscription during the Vietnam War, to Veterans of Foreign Wars)
Gerald R. Ford

I am acutely aware that you have not elected me as your president by your ballots, so I ask you to confirm me with your prayers.
Gerald R. Ford

I would rather be a coward than brave because people hurt you when you are brave.
Edward Morgan Forster

Only to the extent that someone is living out this self transcendence of human existence, is he truly human or does he become his true self. He becomes so, not by concerning himself with his self's actualization, but by forgetting himself and giving himself, overlooking himself and focusing outward.
Dr. Viktor E Frankl

I will ignore all ideas for new works on engines of war, the invention of which has reached its limits and for whose improvements I see no further hope.
Sextus Julius Frontinus

I'm sure that President Johnson would never have pursued the war in Vietnam if he'd ever had a Fulbright to Japan, or say Bangkok, or had any feeling for what these people are like and why they acted the way they did. He was completely ignorant.
William Fullbright

It would be nice if the Food and Drug Administration stopped issuing warnings about toxic substances and just gave me the names of one or two things still safe to eat.
Robert Martin Fuoss

Many could forgo heavy meals, a full wardrobe, a fine house, et cetera it is the ego they cannot forgo.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitalitythe supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
Shakti Gawain

Over-seriousness is a warning sign for mediocrity and bureaucratic thinking. People who are seriously committed to mastery and high performance are secure enough to lighten up.
Michael J. Gelb

Cowards are cruel, but the brave Love mercy, and delight to save.
John Gay

I looked up and saw my flag. But I didn't hear my anthem. (about the award ceremony, Atlanta Olympics)
Matt Ghaffari

Backward ran sentences until reeled the mind.
Wolcott Gibbs

Losers visualize the penalties of failure. Winners visualize the rewards of success.
William S. Gilbert

Our enemy sees us clearly. ... They will not start a war. They're worried about one thing If democracy develops here, if we succeed, we will win.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

What we need is Star Peace and not Star Wars.
Mikhail Sergeyevich Gorbachev

Traditions are the guideposts driven deep in our subconscious minds. The most powerful ones are those we can't even describe, aren't even aware of.
Ellen Goodman

It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn.
Sue Grafton

In the life of children there are two very clear-cut phases, before and after puberty. Before puberty the child's personality has not yet formed and it is easier to guide its life and make it acquire specific habits of order, discipline, and work after puberty the personality develops impetuously and all extraneous intervention becomes odious, tyrannical, insufferable. Now it so happens that parents feel the responsibility towards their children precisely during this second period, when it is too late then of course the stick and violence enter the scene and yield very few results indeed. Why not instead take an interest in the child during the first period
Antonio Gramsci

The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving.
Ulysses S. Grant

If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together, they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.
Gurdjieff

The warning message we sent the Russians was a calculated ambiguity that would be clearly understood.
Alexander Meigs Haig

If you go flying back through time, and you see somebody else flying forward into the future, it's probably best to avoid eye contact.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they'd never expect it.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If I was the head of a country that lost a war, and I had to sign a peace treaty, just as I was signing I'd glance over the treaty and then suddenly act surprised. 'Wait a minute I thought WE won'
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Just as bees will swarm about to protect their nest, so will I 'swarm about' to protect my nest of chocolate eggs.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If any man says he hates war more than I do, he better have a knife, that's all I have to say.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I don't think I'm ever more 'aware' than I am right after I hit my thumb with a hammer.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance, I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland, but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. 'Oh, no,' I said, 'Disneyland burned down.' He cried and cried, but I think that deep down, he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland, but it was getting pretty late.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

I hope in the future Americans are thought of as a warlike, vicious people, because I bet a lot of high schools would pick 'Americans' as their mascot.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Of all the warning sounds that animals make, I think the one that's the least effective on me is a kind of clicking noise.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

The big, huge meteor headed toward the Earth. Could nothing stop it Maybe Bob could. He was suddenly on top of the meteor---through some kind of space warp or something. 'Go, Bob, go' yelled one of the generals. 'Give me that' said the big-guy general as he took the microphone away. 'Listen, Bob,' he said. 'You've got to steer that meteor away from Earth.' 'Yes, but how' thought Bob. Then he got an idea. Right next to him there was a steering wheel sticking out of the meteor.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you're in a war, instead of throwing a hand grenade at some guys, throw one of those little baby-type pumpkins. Maybe it'll make everyone think of how crazy war is, and while they're thinking, you can throw a real grenade.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mister Brave Man, I guess I am a coward.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

One thing a computer can do that most humans can't is be sealed up in a cardboard box and sit in a warehouse.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

If you had to list the different types of haircuts in order of how warm they kept the head, you'd probably put the flat-top down near the bottom. But you know, I bet it's surprisingly warm.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Every day we do things, we are things that have to do with peace. If we are aware of our life..., our way of looking at things, we will know how to make peace right in the moment, we are alive.
Thich Nhat Hanh

We must determine whether we really want freedom--whether we are willing to dare the perils of...rebirth... For we never take a step forward without surrendering something that we may have held dear, without dying to that which has been.
Virginia Hanson

Do not fear to step into the unknown For where there is risk, there is also reward.
Lori Hard

War will cease when men refuse to fight.
F. Hansen

Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
Richard Harris

Those who are lifting the world upward and onward are those who encourage more than criticize.
Elizabeth Harrison

Old age equalizes- we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
Jane Harrison

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you spend too much time warming up, you'll miss the race. If you don't warm up at all, you may not finish the race.
Grand Heidrich

Self awareness is NOT just a bunch of amino acids bumping together.
Robert Anson Heinlein

Success gravitates toward those who are perceived to be successful. Regardless of how you feel within, you must emanate success if you want to attract people to your cause.
Jeff Herman

Look not back in anger, nor forward in fear But around you in awareness.
Ross Hersey

When defeat comes, accept it as a signal that your plans are not sound, rebuild those plans, and set sail once more toward your coveted goal.
Napolean Hill

Never hire or promote in your own image. It is foolish to replicate your strength and idiotic to replicate your weakness. It is essential to employ, trust, and reward those whose perspective, ability, and judgment are radically different from yours. It is also rare, for it requires uncommon humility, tolerance, and wisdom.
Dee W. Hock

I feel the same way about solitude as some people feel about the blessing of the church. It's the light of grace for me. I never close my door behind me without the awareness that I am carrying out an act of mercy toward myself.
Peter Hoeg

What feeling is so nice as a child's hand in yours So small, so soft and warm, like a kitten huddling in the shelter of your clasp.
Marjorie Holmes

Many years ago, I concluded that a few hair shirts were part of the mental wardrobe of every man. The president differs from other men in that he has a more extensive wardrobe.
Herbert Clark Hoover

It is a curious fact that when we get sick we want an uncommon doctor... When we get into a war, we dreadfully want an uncommon admiral and an uncommon general. Only when we get into politics are we content with the common man.
Herbert Clark Hoover

I've learned that we cannot forget or throw away our past, But we must not allow our past to control us either. We must learn and grow from our past failures, Disappointments, pains and experiences. Reset our goals and priorities... and move forward. Start TODAY, by Un-Ty-ing the knots that LIMIT you
Ty Howard

In nature there are neither rewards not punishments--there are consequences.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Happiness is not a reward-it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment-it is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
George Jackson

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.
Jesus

An understanding heart is everything is a teacher, and cannot be esteemed highly enough. One looks back with appreciation to the brilliant teachers, but with gratitude to those who touched our human feeling. The curriculum is so much necessary raw material, but warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Gustav Jung

Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction.
Kabbalah

It is not easy for men to rise whose qualities are thwarted by poverty.
Juvenal

Awareness is not the same as thought. It lies beyond thinking, although it makes no use of thinking, honoring it's value and it's power. Awareness is more like a vessel which can hold and contain our thinking, helping us to see and know our thought as thought rather than getting caught up in them as reality.
Jon Kabit-Zinn

WARNING Humor may be hazardous to your illness.
Ellie Katz

He is a teenager, after all-a strange agent with holes in his jeans, studs in his ear, a tail down his neck, a cap on his head (backward).
Ellen Karsh

What, then is our duty It is to carefully distinguish the historic moment in which we live and to consciously assign our small energies to a specific battlefield. The more we are in phase with the current which leads the way, the more we aid man in his difficult, uncertain, danger-fraught ascent toward salvation.
Nikos Kazantzakis

A ragged colt may prove a good horse. And so may an untoward slovenly boy prove a decent and useful man.
James Kelly

The good devout man first makes inner preparation for the actions he has later to perform. His outward actions do not draw him into lust and vice rather it is he who bends them into the shape of reason and right judgement. Who has a stiffer battle to fight than the man who is striving to conquer himself.
Thomas a Kempis

The best an American can look forward to is the lonely pleasure of one who stands at long last on a chilly and inhospitable mountaintop where few have been before, where few can follow and where few will consent to believe he has been.
George Frost Kennan

The avoidance of taxes is the only intellectual pursuit that carries any reward.
John Maynard Keynes

Adversity draws men together and produces beauty and harmony in life's relationships, just as the cold of winter produces ice-flowers on the window-panes, which vanish with the warmth.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Life can only be understood backward, but it must be lived forward.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.
Sren Aaby Kierkegaard

Look at the bow in the cloud, in the very rain itself. That is a sign that the sun, though you cannot see it, is shining still -- that up above beyond the cloud is still sunlight and warmth and cloudless blue sky.
Charles Kingsley

It is only the great hearted who can be true friends. The mean and cowardly, Can never know what true friendship means.
Charles Kingsley

Wars were not made by generations and their special stupidities, but that wars were made instead by something ignorant in the human heart.
John Knowles

The purpose of all higher education is to make men aware of what was and what is to incite them to probe into what may be. It seeks to teach them to understand, to evaluate, to communicate.
Otto Kleppner

If one looks with a cold eye at the mess man has made of history, it is difficult to avoid the conclusion that he has been afflicted by some built-in mental disorder which drives him towards self-destruction.
Arthur Koestler

The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards.
Arthur Koestler

Perhaps extreme danger strips us of all pretenses, all ambitions, all confusions, focusing us more intensely than we are otherwise ever focused, so that we remember what we otherwise spend most of our lives forgetting that our nature and purpose is, more than anything else, to love and to make love, to take joy from the beauty of the world, to live with an awareness that the future is not as real a place for any of us as are the present and the past.
Dean Koontz

We're all going to go crazy, living this epidemic every minute, while the rest of the world goes on out there, all around us, as if nothing is happening, going on with their own lives and not knowing what it's like, what we're going through. We're living through war, but where they're living it's peacetime, and we're all in the same country.
Larry Kramer

Hitler and Mussolini were only the primary spokesmen for the attitude of domination and craving for power that are in the heart of almost everyone. Until the source is cleared, there will always be confusion and hate, wars and class antagonisms.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
Milan Kundera

When you have shot and killed a man you have in some measure clarified your attitude toward him. You have given a definite answer to a definite problem. For better or worse you have acted decisively. In a way, the next move is up to him.
R. A. Lafferty

Not being tense but ready. Not thinking but not dreaming. Not being set but flexible. Liberation from the uneasy sense of confinement. It is being wholly and quietly alive, aware and alert, ready for whatever may come.
Bruce Lee

It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.
Robert E. Lee

There is a terrible war coming, and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen, but I tell you, I wish that I owned every slave in the South, for I would free them all to avoid this war.
Robert E. Lee

Some of the most rewarding and beautiful moments of a friendship happen in the unforeseen open spaces between planned activities. It is important that you allow these spaces to exist.
Christine Leefeldt

Motivation is an external, temporary high that PUSHES you forward. Inspiration is a sustainable internal glow which PULLS you forward.
Thomas Leonard

When we truly care for ourselves, it becomes possible to care far more profoundly about other people. The more alert and sensitive we are to our own needs, the more loving and generaous we can be toward others.
Eda LeShan

The greater the loyalty of a group toward the group, the greater is the motivation among the members to achieve the goals of the group, and the greater the probability that the group will achieve its goals.
Rensis Likert

To give without any reward, or any notice, has a special quality of its own.
Anne Spencer Morrow Lindbergh

This is the art of courage to see things as they are and still believe that the victory lies not with those who avoid the bad, but those who taste, in living awareness, every drop of the good.
Victoria Lincoln

This was love at first sight, love everlasting a feeling unknown, unhoped for, unexpected--in so far as it could be a matter of conscious awareness it took entire possession of him, and he understood, with joyous amazement, that this was for life.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

Life is a culmination of the past, an awareness of the present, an indication of a future beyond knowledge, the quality that gives a touch of divinity to matter.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

Any coward can sit in his home and criticize a pilot for flying into a mountain in a fog. But I would rather, by far, die on a mountainside than in bed. What kind of man would live where there is no daring And is life so dear that we should blame men for dying in adventure Is there a better way to die
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.

Years later, people look back upon their darkest day and say -- as Churchill said of London's war years -- 'This was our finest hour.' In a tough spot right now You may be on the very edge of winning
Guy Lynch

No one would be foolish enough to choose war over peace--in peace sons bury their fathers, but in war fathers bury their sons.
Croesus of Lydia

An act of goodness is of itself an act of happiness. No reward coming after the event can compare with the sweet reward that went with it.
Maurice Masterlinck

A man of courage flees forward in the midst of new things.
Jacques Maritain

Military power wins battles, but spiritual power wins wars.
General George Catlett Marshall

This is obviously an act of war that has been committed on the United States. referring to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon
John McCain

Today the real test of power is not capacity to make war but the capacity to prevent it.
Anne Elizabeth O'Hare McCormick

What should we emphasize in our teaching We learn much from Paul's letters to Timothy and Titus. Paul mentored each and sent them out to the churches to encourage and instruct God's Children of Grace. Notice how often Paul uses the words 'command,' 'warn,' and 'remind' in his letters to Timothy and Titus. God wants us to be loving and gentle in the way we teach His children, but He also wants us to be strong, precise and decisive in what we declare. We are not 'asking' Christians to obey God's Word. We are 'telling' them what God commands. We have no special power in ourselves, but when we preach God's Word we have the 'Power' of God behind us Our preaching and teaching should be in the 'Power and Strength' of God. He gave us the responsibility and authority to declare His Word. We do it humbly, but we do it.
Mark McGee

To those who charge that liberalism has been tried and found wanting, I answer that the failure is not in the idea, but in the course of recent history. The New Deal was ended by World War II. The New Frontier was closed by Berlin and Cuba almost before it was opened. And the Great Society lost its greatness in the jungles of Indochina.
George Stanley McGovern

Be aware that a halo has to fall only a few inches to be a noose.
Dan McKinnon

If God kills, lies, cheats, discriminates, and otherwise behaves in a manner that puts the Mafia to shame, that's Okay, he's God. He can do whatever he wants. Anyone who adheres to this philosophy has had his sense of morality, decency, justice and humaneness warped beyond recognition by the very book that is supposedly preaching the opposite.
Dennis McKinsey

My job is to bore you and let the hardness of your seat and the warmth of your robe prepare you for what is to come.
William H. McNeill

To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.
Peter McWilliams

Love is like war easy to begin but very hard to stop.
Henry Louis Mencken

A man's women folk, whatever their outward show of respect for his merit and authority, always regard him secretly as an ass, and with something akin to pity. His most gaudy sayings and doings seldom deceive them they see the actual man within, and know him for a shallow and pathetic fellow. In this fact, perhaps, lies one of the best proofs of feminine intelligence, or, as the common phrase makes it, feminine intuition.
Henry Louis Mencken

Conscience is the inner voice that warns us that someone might be looking.
Henry Louis Mencken

Listening is a magnetic and strange thing, a creative force. The friends who listen to us are the ones we move toward. When we are listened to, it creates us, makes us unfold and expand.
Dr. Karl Menninger

Love seeks one thing only the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.
Thomas Merton

In general we are least aware of what our minds do best.
Marvin Minsky

Johnson himself turned out to be so many different characters he could have populated all of War and Peace and still had a few people left over.
Herbert Mitgang

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Joe Moore

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness, like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
Ted Morgan

A strange thing is memory, and hope one looks backward, and the other forward one is of today, the other of tomorrow. Memory is history recorded in our brain, memory is a painter, it paints pictures of the past and of the day.
Anna Mary Robertson Moses

There is no longer a way out of our present situation except by forging a road toward our objective, violently and by force, over a sea of blood and under a horizon blazing with fire.
Gamal Abdel Nasser

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
Jawaharlal Nehru

Our destiny rules over us, even when we are not yet aware of it it is the future that makes laws for us today.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

The man who succeeds above his fellows is the one who early in life clearly discerns his object, and towards that object habitually directs his powers.
Earl Nightingale

The Unexpected always comes at the most awkward times.
Larry Niven

Beware the politically obsessed. They are often bright and interesting, but they have something missing in their natures there is a hole, an empty place, and they use politics to fill it up. It leaves them somehow misshapen.
Peggy Noonan

Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.
Peggy Noonan

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen

The world cannot continue to wage war like physical giants and to seek peace like intellectual pygmies.
Basil O'Connor

Those who flee temptation generally leave a forwarding address.
Lane Olinghouse

An apology Bah Disgusting Cowardly Beneath the dignity of any gentleman, however wrong he might be.
Baroness Orczy

Perhaps the most important thing we can undertake toward the reduction of fear is to make it easier for people to accept themselves to like themselves.
Bonaro Overstreet

My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort.
Mohammed Reza Pahlavi

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
George Smith Patton, Jr.

The fact is that we prepare for war like giants, and for peace like pygmies.
Lester Bowles Pearson

We have achieved the most amazing things, a few million people opening up half a continent. But we have not yet found a Canadian soul except in time of war. (On lack of national identity)
Lester Bowles Pearson

The Queen Mother, with a lifetime's popularity, seemed incapable of a bad performance as national grandmother-warm, smiling, human, understanding, she embodied everything the public could want of its grandmother.
John Pearson

To become aware of the possiblity of the search is to be onto something.
Walker Percy

The art of being yourself at your best is the art of unfolding your personality into the person you want to be. . . . Be gentle with yourself, learn to love yourself, to forgive yourself, for only as we have the right attitude toward ourselves can we have the right attitude toward others.
Wilfred A. Peterson

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind, and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Mary Pickford

You look at where you're going and where you are and it never makes sense, but then you look back at where you've been and a pattern seems to emerge. And if you project forward from that pattern, then sometimes you can come up with something.
Robert M. Pirsig

The educating of the parents is really the education of the child children tend to live what is unlived in the parents, so it is vital that parents should be aware of their inferior, their dark side, and should press on getting to know themselves.
Laurens Van der Post

All outward forms of religion are almost useless, and are the causes of endless strife . Believe there is a great power silently working all things for good, behave yourself, and never mind the rest.
Beatrix Potter

History is littered with the wars which everybody knew would never happen.
Enoch Powell

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
David Pratt

To live for results would be to sentence myself to continuous frustration. My only sure reward in my actions and not from them.
Hugh Prather

Grant, Lord, that we might overcome our enemies by transforming them into friends. Make them and make us conscious of those deep inward reaches whereby every heart is rooted in our world's deep common life.
Jewish Prayer

Beware of a man's shadow and a bee's sting.
Burmese Proverb

The journey is the reward.
Taoist Proverb

You can no more win a war than you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin

One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
Anatol Rapoport

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Flavius Vegetius Renatus

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Nothing is as difficult as to achieve results in this world if one is filled full of great tolerance and the milk of human kindness. The person who achieves must generally be a one-ideaed individual, concentrated entirely on that one idea, and ruthless in his aspect toward other men and other ideas.
Corinne Roosevelt Robinson

Courage is sometimes frail as hope is frail a fragile shoot between two stones that grows brave toward the sun though warmth and brightness fail, striving and faith the only strength it knows.
Frances Rodman

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Jim Rohn

Words do two major things They provide food for the mind and create light for understanding and awareness.
Jim Rohn

The worst thing one can do is not to try, to be aware of what one wants and not give in to it, to spend years in silent hurt wondering if something could have materialized--never knowing.
Jim Rohn

The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over the goverment.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I've never looked forward to a birthday like I'm looking forward to my new daughter's birthday, because two days after that is when I can apply for reinstatement.
Pete Rose

The question grows more troubling with each passing year how much of what yesterday's science fiction regarded as unspeakably dreadful has become today's award-winning research
Theodore Roszak

Hate is not a feeling toward another, but a feeling of defeat by another.
Kristen Ashley Roth

Your first appearance, he said to me, is the gauge by which you will be measured try to manage that you may go beyond yourself in after times, but beware of ever doing less.
Jean Jacques Rousseau

The library is the temple of learning, and learning has liberated more people than all the wars in history.
Carl Rowen

I was a vegetarian until I started leaning toward the sunlight.
Rita Rudner

There's no pleasure on earth that's worth sacrificing for the sake of an extra five years in the geriatric ward of the Sunset Old People's Home, Weston-Super-Mare.
Horace Rumpole

The highest reward for man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
Theodore Ruskin

It has been said that God's gift is also indescribable because of the grace by which it is given. God, who is rich in mercy, gave the world the gift of His dear Son while we were at enmity with Him. Paul says 'But God commendeth His love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us' (Rom. 58). Therefore, in Him we are freely given all things redemption, forgiveness of sins, righteousness, peace, hope, wisdom and knowledge.
Paul Sadler

The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more.
Dr. Jonas Salk

Work is not man's punishment. It is his reward and his strength and his pleasure.
George Sand

It is a mistake to regard age as a downhill grade toward dissolution. The reverse is true. As one grows older, one climbs with surprising strides.
George Sand

The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self-awareness.
Susan Sarandon

The direction of a man's thought is always the decisive factor in his personality. His whole outer life will be determined by the inward inclination of his mind.
Erich Sauer

Don't worry so much about your self-esteem. Worry more about your character. Integrity is its own reward.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger

When the Earth is sick, the animals will begin to disappear, when that happens, The Warriors of the Rainbow will come to save them.
Chief Seattle

In conclusion, there is a marvelous anecdote from the occasion of Russell's ninetieth birthday that best serves to summarize his attitude toward God and religion. A London lady sat next to him at this party, and over the soup she suggested to him that he was not only the world's most famous atheist but, by this time, very probably the world's oldest atheist. 'What will you do, Bertie, if it turns out you're wrong' she asked. 'I mean, what if--uh--when the time comes, you should meet Him What will you say' Russell was delighted with the question. His birght, birdlike eyes grew even brighter as he contempalated this possible future dialogue, and then he pointed a finger upward and cried, 'Why, I should say, 'God, you gave us insufficient evidence.' '
Al Seckel

Indians are plenty smart. We catch small wood. Build small fire. Stand close and stay warm all over. White men not so smart. They catch big wood. Build big fire. Stand far away, burn face and freeze ass.
Henry Seely

Looking back on my life, I wish I'd stepped forward and made a fool of myself more often when I was younger -- because when you do, you find out you can do it.
William Sessions

The mind's first step to self-awareness must be through the body.
George Sheehan

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky
Solomon Short

What treaty have the Sioux made with the white man that we have broken Not one. What treaty have the white man ever made with us that they have kept Not one. When I was a boy the Sioux owned the world the sun rose and set on their land they sent ten thousand men to battle. Where are the warriors today Who slew them Where are our lands Who owns them....What law have I broken Is it wrong for me to love my own Is it wicked for me because my skin is red Because I am a Sioux because I was born where my father lived because I would die for my people and my country
Sitting Bull

There is only one principle of war and that's this. Hit the other fellow, as quickly as you can, as hard as you can, where it hurts him most, when he ain't lookin'.
Sir William Joseph Slim

All's fair in love and war.
F. E. Smedley

The family seems to have two predominant functions to provide warmth and love in time of need and to drive each other insane.
Donald G. Smith

Where the soul is full of peace and joy, outward surrounding and circumstances are of comparatively little account.
Hannah Whitall Smith

Knowing that everything's futile but still fighting, still raging against the dying of the light -- that's what motivates me all the time ... If you hold that sense of futility in your head for too long, it can begin to eat into you. You can still be aware of it but find a place for it where you can actually exist comfortably and enjoy things.
Robert Smith

There are at least two kinds of cowards. One kind always lives with himself, afraid to face the world. The other kind lives with the world, afraid to face himself.
Roscoe Snowden

Do not be like servants who serve their masters expecting to receive a reward be rather like servants who serve their master unconditionally, with no thought of reward.
Antigonus of Sokho

One should never direct people towards happiness, because happiness too is an idol of the market-place. One should direct them towards mutual affection. A beast gnawing at its prey can be happy too, but only human beings can feel affection for each other, and this is the highest achievement they can aspire to.
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn

AIDS occupies such a large part in our awareness because of what it has been taken to represent. It seems the very model of all the catastrophes privileged populations feel await them.
Susan Sontag

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amongst the dead and the dying as on a battlefield.
Muriel Spark

Civilization is a progress from an indefinite, incoherent homogeneity toward a definite, coherent heterogeneity.
Herbert Spencer

Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser

Through His redemptive work we are 'justified from all things' (Acts 1338,39) and now rejoice in 'the forgiveness of sins according to the riches of His grace' (Eph. 17), a position in Christ at God's right hand (Eph. 24-6), 'all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ' (Eph. 13) and 'the hope of the glory of God' (Rom. 52), to be fully realized when we are 'caught up together...to meet the Lord in the air' (1 Thess. 417). Then will be fulfilled the desire of God's loving heart 'That in the ages to come He might shew the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us through Christ Jesus' (Eph. 27).
Cornelius Stam

One man was so mad at me that he ended his letter Beware. You will never get out of this world alive.
John Ernst Steinbeck

It was no Insurrection or Rebellion, or even Civil War in any proper sense of these terms... The war... was a war between States regularly organized into two separate Federal Republics... In the beginning, and throughout the contest, the object of the 'Confederates' was to maintain the separate Sovereignty of each State, and the right of self-government, which that necessarily carries with it. The object of the 'Federals,' on the contrary, was to maintain a Centralized Sovereignty over all the States on both sides. This was the fundamental principle involved in the Conflict, which must be kept continually in mind.
Alexander Hamilton Stephens

No power on earth or above the bottomless pit has such influence to terrorize and make cowards of men as the liquor power. Satan could not have fallen on a more potent instrument with which to thrall the world. Alcohol is king
Eliza Mother Stewart

A diplomat... is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.
Caskie Stinnett

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.
August Strindberg

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Thomas Szasz

Beware of too much laughter, for it deadens the mind and produces oblivion.
The Talmud

Ants are so much like human beings as to be an embarrassment. They farm fungi, raise aphids as livestock, launch armies into war, use chemical sprays to alarm and confuse enemies, capture slaves, engage in child labor, exchange information ceaselessly. They do everything but watch television.
Lewis Thomas

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding and that there is always tomorrow.
Dorothy Thompson

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Grover Thurber

Let us not look back in anger, nor forward in fear, but around in awareness.
James Grover Thurber

But those rare souls whose spirit gets magically into the hearts of men, leave behind them something more real and warmly personal than bodily presence, an ineffable and eternal thing. It is everlasting life touching us as something more than a vague, recondite concept. The sound of a great name dies like an echo the splendor of fame fades into nothing but the grace of a fine spirit pervades the places through which it has passed, like the haunting loveliness of mignonette.
James Grover Thurber

The awareness of the ambiguity of one's highest achievements (as well as one's deepest failures) is a definite symptom of maturity.
Paul Johannes Tillich

...The electoral franchise has been conferred upon the Negroes in almost all the states in which slavery has been abolished, but if they come forward to vote, their lives are in danger... The same schools do not receive the children of the black and of the European. In the theaters gold cannot procure a seat for the servile race beside their former masters in the hospitals they lie apart... Not only is slavery prohibited in Ohio, but no free Negroes are allowed to enter the territory of that state or to hold property in it.
Alexis Charles Henri Clrel de Tocqueville

The two most powerful warriors are patience and time.
Leo Tolstoy

Humanity faces a quantum leap forward. It faces the deepest social upheaval and creative restructuring of all time. Without clearly recognizing it, we are engaged in building a remarkable new civilization from the ground up. This is the meaning of the Third Wave.
Alvin Toffler

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
Brian Tracy

All successful people men and women are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
Brian Tracy

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Brian Tracy

In life you can never be too kind or too fair everyone you meet is carrying a heavy load. When you go through your day expressing kindness and courtesy to all you meet, you leave behind a feeling of warmth and good cheer, and you help alleviate the burdens everyone is struggling with.
Brian Tracy

Why is it that, as we grow older, we are so relunctant to change It is not so much that new ideas are painful, for they are not. It is that old ideas are seldom entirely false, but have truth, great truth in them. The justification for conservatism is the desire to preserve the truths and standards of the past its dangers, of which we are seldom aware, is that in preserving those values, we may miss the infinitely greater riches that lie in the future.
Dr. Dale E. Turner

Victorious warriors win first and then go to war, while defeated warriors go to war first and then seek to win.
Sun-tzu

Bank on a life, saving towards the certainty of change Ledger all the happiness, pencil in to rearrange Withdraw all the worry Deposit all the faith Compound all the experience and Recognize when the payment is late.
Unknown

Champions are a rare breed. They trust God while others ask for answers. They step forward while others pray for volunteers. They see beyond the dangers, the risks, the obstacles, the hardships.
Unknown

Courage is an everyday thing. When we look reality squarely in the eye and refuse to back away from our awareness, we are living courage.
Unknown

People who are too concerned with how well they are doing will be less successful and feel less competent than those who focus on the task itself... Some psychologists call it a conflict between ego-orientation, or between extrinsic and intrinsic motivation... but in all cases, what counts is whether attention is turned away from the task at hand and focused on the self and its future rewards, or whether it is instead trained on the task itself. The latter attitude seems the more fruitful.
Unknown

War doesn't determine who is right, only who is left.
Unknown

Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed.
Unknown

To refuse awards is another way of accepting them with more noise than is normal.
Peter Ustinov

In love, as in war, a fortress that parleys is half taken.
Margaret of Valois

Virtue is its own reward. There's a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
Sir John Vanbrugh

Let him who desires peace prepare for war.
Vegetius

To hold a pen is to be at war.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire

Beware of the man who works hard to learn something, learns it, and finds himself no wiser than before He is full of murderous resentment of people who are ignorant without having come by their ignorance the hard way.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion... I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward.
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.
Denis Watley

The tendency of man's nature to good is like the tendency of water to flow downwards. There are none but have this tendency to good, just as all water flows downwards. Now by striking water and causing it to leap up, you may make it go.
Ni'matullah Wali

Americans have always had an ambivalent attitude toward intelligence. When they feel threatened, they want a lot of it, and when they don't, they regard the whole thing as somewhat immoral.
Vernon A. Walters

Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art.
Izaak Walton

There were many ways of not burdening one's conscience, of shunning responsibility, looking away, keeping mum. When the unspeakable truth of the Holocaust then became known at the end of the war, all too many of us claimed that they had not known anything about it or even suspected anything.
Richard von Weizscker

Now the real beginnings of the 'freedom' which we have discussed for many years--and a heady freedom it is, coming after so many years of reaching outward for it--to finally discover all I had to do was reach inward, and it was there waiting all the time for me
Alisa Wells

In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce The cuckoo clock.
Orson Welles

Life ought to be a struggle of desire toward adventures whose nobility will fertilize the soul.
Rebecca West

Before a war military science seems a real science, like astronomy but after a war it seems more like astrology.
Rebecca West

Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
Ruth Westheimer

The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White

I am often mad, but I would hate to be nothing but mad and I think I would lose what little value I may have as a writer if I were to refuse, as a matter of principle, to accept the warming rays of the sun, and to report them, whenever, and if ever, they happen to strike me.
E. B. White

The time not to become a father is eighteen years before a war.
E. B. White

When you make a mistake, don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Hugh White

If a dog jumps in your lap, it is because he is fond of you but if a cat does the same thing, it is because your lap is warmer.
Alfred North Whitehead

We cannot think first and act afterward. From the moment of birth we are immersed in action, and can only fitfully guide it by taking thought.
Alfred North Whitehead

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
Faith Whittlesey

Agitators are a set of interfering, meddling people, who come down to some perfectly contented class of the community and sow the seeds of discontent amongst them. That is the reason why agitators are so absolutely necessary. Without them, in our incomplete state, there would be no advance towards civilisation.
Oscar Fingall O'Flahertie Wills Wilde

The world is a funny paper read backwards. And that way it isn't so funny.
Tennessee Williams

Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
Gary Wills

No man can sit down and withhold his hands from the warfare against wrong and get peace from his acquiescence.
Woodrow Wilson

Once lead this people into war and they will forget there ever was such a thing as tolerance.
Woodrow Wilson

Unless you choose to do great things with it, it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Oprah Winfrey

If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to chage the way you think.
Oprah Winfrey

Use what you have to run toward your best - that's how I now live my life.
Oprah Winfrey

Vision looks inward and becomes duty.Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration.Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
Stephen S. Wise

Happiness is an attitude of mind, born of the simple determination to be happy under all outward circumstances.
J. Donald Wlters

Give me the children until they are seven and anyone may have them afterward.
Saint Francis Xavier

Among all the tragic consequences of depression and war, this suppression of personal self-expression through one's life work is among the most poignant.
Henry M. Wriston

My final warning to you is always pay for your own drinks. All the scandals in the world of politics today have their cause in the despicable habit of swallowing free drinks.
Y. Yakigawa

There is no finer sensations in life that which comes with victory over one's self... Go forward to a goal of inward achievement, brushing aside all your old internal enemies as you advance.
Vash Young

Support the strong, give courage to the timid, remind the indifferent, and warn the opposed.
Whitney Moore Young

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
Margaret Young

All diplomacy is a continuation of war by other means. (1954)
Enlai Zhou

During the Second World War, the Germans took four years to build the Atlantic Wall. On four beaches it held up the Allies for about an hour at Omaha it held up the U.S. for less than one day. The Atlantic Wall must therefore be regarded as one of the greatest blunders in military history.
Stephen Ambrose

War is not its own end, except in some catastrophic slide into absolute damnation. It's peace that's wanted. Some better peace than the one you started with.
Lois McMaster Bujold

Adulthood isn't an award they'll give you for being a good child. You can waste... years, trying to get someone to give that respect to you, as though it were a sort of promotion or raise in pay. If only you do enough, if only you are good enough. No. You have to just... take it. Give it to yourself, I suppose. Say, I'm sorry you feel like that and walk away. But that's hard.
Lois McMaster Bujold

The way to win an atomic war is to make certain it never starts.
Omar Bradley

The object of government in peace and in war is not the glory of rulers or of races, but the happiness of the common man.
Lord William Beveridge

It shouldn't be too much of a surprise that the Internet has evolved into a force strong enough to reflect the greatest hopes and fears of those who use it. After all, it was designed to withstand nuclear war, not just the puny huffs and puffs of politicians and religious fanatics.
Denise Caruso

She is not fair to outward view As many maidens be Her loveliness I never knew Until she smiled on me Oh then I saw her eye was bright, A well of love, a spring of light.
Hartley Coleridge

War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always an evil, never a good. We will not learn how to live together in peace by killing each other's children.
Jimmy Carter

Virtue is indeed its own reward.
Claudianus

Be sure that it is not you that is mortal, but only your body. For that man whom your outward form reveals is not yourself the spirit is the true self, not that physical figure which and be pointed out by your finger.
Cicero

Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
Cicero

Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
Cicero

The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero

Endless money forms the sinews of war.
Cicero

A gift - be it a present, a kind word or a job done with care and love - explains itself... and if receivin' it embarrasses you, it's because your 'thanks box' is warped.
Alice Childress

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.
Rich Cook

Dedicate some of your life to others. Your dedication will not be a sacrifice. It will be an exhilarating experience because it is an intense effort applied toward a meaningful end.
Dr. Thomas Dooley

We seem to believe it is possible to ward off death by following rules of good grooming.
Don Delillo

The beauty of a statue is in its outward form of a man in his conduct.
Demophilus

When a miracle happens, even if not to you, its nature is to naturally expand. You can almost feel the warmth on your face.
Hugh Elliott

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Ferdinand Foch

Cheese - milk's leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman

Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a courtesy of the heart it is allied to love. From it springs the purest courtesy in the outward behavior.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten, but they may start a winning game.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Beware of dissipating your powers strive constantly to concentrate them. Genius thinks it can do whatever it sees others doing, but is sure to repent of every ill-judged outlay.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

History is philosophy teaching by example, and also warning its two eyes are geography and chronology.
James A. Garfield

The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling.
Walter Goodman

Wars teach us not to love our enemies, but to hate our allies.
W. L. George

I am...blood. That primordial ooze. Not out there, listeners, in here. Inside this skin we wear, it only lets us think we're something else-- nice clean brains, little talking computers running around in the pursuit of happiness. We pierce this skin and what do we see Warm ooze, protoplasm churning and jesting, defecating, pulsating, life, death.
Robin Green

But penance need not be paid in suffering...It can be paid in forward motion. Correcting the mistake is a positive move, a nurturing move.
Barbara Hall

See, that's all you're thinking about, is winning. You're confirming your sense of self- worth through outward reward instead of through inner appreciation.
Barbara Hall

Has not peace honours and glories of her own unattended by the dangers of war
Hermocrates of Syracuse

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
Fred Hoyle

The moment we choose to love we begin to move towards freedom...
bell hooks

No matter how old you are, there's always something good to look forward to.
Lynn Johnston

Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind.
John F. Kennedy

To receive applause for works which do not demand all our powers hinders our advance towards a perfecting of our spirit. It usually means that thereafter we stand still.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

He was then in his fifty-fourth year, when even in the case of poets reason and passion begin to discuss a peace treaty and usually conclude it not very long afterwards.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
James R. Lowell

Beware so long as you live, of judging people by appearances.
La Fontaine

Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterwards.
Vernon Sanders Law

Cats regard people as warmblooded furniture.
Jacquelyn Mitchard

When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.
George C. Marshall

I simply cannot understand the passion that some people have for making themselves thoroughly uncomfortable and then boasting about it afterwards.
Patricia Moyes

Beware the pull on your heartstrings -- it's often the pursestrings that are actually being reached for.
Barbara Mikkelson

There is no greater joy nor greater reward than to make a fundamental difference in someone's life.
Sister Mary Rose McGeady

The Chinese use two brush strokes to write the word 'crisis.' One brush stroke stands for danger the other for opportunity. In a crisis, be aware of the danger - but recognize the opportunity.
Richard M. Nixon

Sweet is war to those who know it not.
Pindar

Remember Things in life will not always run smoothly. Sometimes we will be rising toward the heights - then all will seem to reverse itself and start downward. The great fact to remember is that the trend of civilization itself is forever upward, that a line drawn through the middle of the peaks and the valleys of the centuries always has an upward trend.
Endicott Peabody

Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Spanish Proverb

Cowardice asks Is it safe Expediency asks Is it politic But Conscience asks Is it right
William Punshon

We don't want to go back to tomorrow, we want to go forward.
Dan Quayle

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
Dan Quayle

Life is an escalator You can move forward or backward you can not remain still.
Patricia Russell-McCloud

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Jean Paul Richter

The more freedom we enjoy, the greater the responsibility we bear, toward others as well as ourselves.
Oscar Arias Sanchez

'Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today.' Under the influence of this pestilent morality, I am forever letting tomorrow's work slop backwards into today's, and doing painfully and nervously today what I could do quickly and easily tomorrow.
J. A. Spender

Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk.
Joaquin Setanti

Self-reliance is the only road to true freedom, and being one's own person is its ultimate reward.
Patricia Sampson

Marriage. It's a hard term to define. Especially for me--I've ducked it like root canal. Still there's no denying the fact that marriage ranks right up there with birth and death as one of the three biggies in the human safari. It's the only one though that we'll celebrate with a conscious awareness. Very few of you remember your arrival and even fewer of you will attend your own funeral.
Andrew Schneider

Despite everything I've achieved in my life, the culinary awards, the military commendations, the honorary degrees, I have never, ever lost sight of what's truly important. The thing that gives meaning to these triumphs. Someone to share them with. A companion. A help mate. A wife.
Andrew Schneider

What are man and woman if not members of two very different and warring tribes Yet decade after decade, century after century, they attempt in marriage to reconcile and forge a union. Why I don't know. Biological imperative Divine law Or just a desire to connect to that mysterious other In any case, it's always struck me as a hopeful thing.
Andrew Schneider

You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.
James Thurber

I'm keenly aware of the Pride coming before the Fall . . . but I really do like what I've been able to do here.
Wil Wheaton

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Irving Wallace

I have given two cousins to war and I stand ready to sacrifice my wife's brother.
Artemus Ward

When a man takes one step toward God, God takes more steps toward that man than there are sands in the worlds of time.
The Work of the Chariot