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- Marcus Aurelius
DATE THOUGHT OF THE DAY
"War should be carried on like a monsoon; one changeless determination of every particle towards the one unalterable aim."
- Herman Melville
"The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself."
- Robert Green Ingersoll
"A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."
- Thomas Mann
"What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; boldness has genius, power and magic in it."
- Johann von Goethe
"You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel, but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings."
- Pearl S. Buck
"It is a good thing to be rich, it is a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be beloved of many friends."
"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use."
- Galileo Galilei
"Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please."
- Edmund Spenser
"Continuous effort, not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlocking our potential."
- Winston Churchill
"The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange."
- G.K. Chesterton
"A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it."
- William Styron
"Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more
uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right
and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of
men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped
them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always
skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is
based on 'I am not too sure.' "
"The most important political office is that of private citizen."
- Louis Brandeis
"To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind."
- William Hazlitt
"He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet."
- Joseph Joubert
"I cannot give them my confidence; pardon me, gentlemen, confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom: youth is the season of credulity."
- William Pitt
"The general who advances without coveting fame and retreats without fearing disgrace, whose only thought is to protect his country and do good service for his sovereign, is the jewel of the kingdom."
- Sun Tzu
"No pleasure philosophy, no sensuality, no place nor power, no material success can for a moment give such inner satisfaction as the sense of living for good purposes, for maintenance of integrity, for the preservation of self-approval."
- Minot Simons
"There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact."
- Mark Twain
"Chance favors the prepared mind."
- Louis Pasteur
"It is amazing what you can accomplish
if you do not care who gets the credit."
- Harry S. Truman
"Better to hunt in fields for health unbought / Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. / The wise for cure on exercise depend; / God never made his work for man to mend."
- John Dryden
"All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now."
- Pearl S. Buck
"Every heart that has beat strongly and cheerfully has left a hopeful impulse behind it in the world, and bettered the tradition of mankind."
- Robert Louis Stevenson
"The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy, and temperamental: it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust."
- Elizabeth Bowen
"To be without some of the things you want is an indispensable part of happiness."
- Bertrand Russell
"We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it."
- Jules Renard
"The instinct of a man is to pursue everything that flies from him, and to fly from all that pursue him."
"The most wasted of all days is one without laughter."
- e.e. cummings
"Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study."
- Francis Bacon
"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and the
fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."
- Louis Brandeis
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