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Like an image in a dream the world is troubled by love, hatred, and other poisons. So long as the dream lasts, the image appears to be real; but on awaking it vanishes. -- Sankara
Author: SankaraEra: 900
As to marriage or celibacy, let a man take which course he will, he will be sure to repent. -- Socrates
Author: SocratesEra: -469
All that's bright must fade, The brightest still the fleetest; All that's sweet was made But to be lost when sweetest. -- Thomas Moore
Author: Moore, ThomasEra: 1779
Marriage is the most natural state of man, and...the state in which you will find solid happiness. -- Benjamin Franklin
Author: Franklin, BenjaminEra: 1706
The career of a sage is of two kinds: He is either honored by all in the world, Like a flower waving its head, Or else he disappears into the silent forest. -- Nagarjuna
Author: NagarjunaEra: 100
It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn. -- Eric Hoffer
Author: Hoffer, EricEra: 1902
Virtues are acquired through endeavor, Which rests wholly upon yourself. So, to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage one's own efforts. -- Nagarjuna
Author: NagarjunaEra: 100
For age is opportunity no less Than youth itself, though in another dress, And as the evening twilight fades away The sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Author: Longfellow, Henry WadsworthEra: 1807
Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know. -- John Denham
Author: Denham, JohnEra: 1615
O solitude, where are the charms That sages have seen in thy face? Better dwell in the midst of alarms, Than reign in this horrible place. -- William Cowper
Author: Cowper, WilliamEra: 1731
The basic fact about human existence is not that it is a tragedy, but that it is a bore. It is not so much a war as an endless standing in line. -- H. L. Mencken
Author: Mencken, H. L.Era: 1880
Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. -- Mark Twain
Author: Twain, MarkEra: 1835
Nature has perfections, in order to show that she is the image of God; and defects, to show that she is only his image. -- Blaise Pascal
Author: Pascal, BlaiseEra: 1623
You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. -- James L. Allen
Author: Allen, James L.Era: 1849
Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their union were not perceived to have any relation. -- Mark Twain
Author: Twain, MarkEra: 1835
Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. -- Quarles
Author: QuarlesEra: 1592
Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the Infinite. -- George Bancroft
Author: Bancroft, GeorgeEra: 1800
I suppose society is wonderfully delightful. To be in it is merely a bore. But to be out of it is simply a tragedy. -- Oscar Wilde
Author: Wilde, OscarEra: 1854
age carries all things away, even the mind. -- Vergil
Author: VergilEra: -70
The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils. -- William Shakespeare
Author: Shakespeare, WilliamEra: 1564
Of that Equilibrium between Authority and Individual Action which constitutes Free Government, be settling on immutable foundations Liberty with Obedience to Law, Equality with Subjection to Authority, and Fraternity with Subordination to the Wisest and the Best: and of that Equilibrium between the Active Energy of the Will of the Present, expressed by the Vote of the People, and the Passive Stability and Permanence of the Will of the Past, expressed in constitutions of government, written or unwritten, and in laws and customs, gray with age and sanctified by time, as precedents and authority. -- Albert Pike
Author: Pike, AlbertEra: 1809
The old believe everything; the middle-aged suspect everything; the young know everything. -- Oscar Wilde
Author: Wilde, OscarEra: 1854
Marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves - making in all two. -- Ambrose Bierce
Author: Bierce, AmbroseEra: 1842
My patience to his fury, and am arm'd to suffer, with a quietness of spirit, the very tyranny and rage of his. -- William Shakespeare
Author: Shakespeare, WilliamEra: 1564
You purchase pain with all that joy can give, and die of nothing but a rage to live. -- Alexander Pope
Author: Pope, AlexanderEra: 1688
Ambition is but avarice on stilts, and masked. -- Walter Savage Landor
Author: Landor, Walter S.Era: 1775
Life is a pilgrimage. The wise man does not rest by the roadside inns. He marches direct to the illimitable domain of eternal bliss, his ultimate destination. -- Sivananda
Author: SivanandaEra: 1887
Watchfulness is the only guard against cunning. Be intent on his intentions. Many succeed in making others do their own affairs, and unless you possess the key to their motives you may at any moment be forced to take their chestnuts out of the fire to the damage of your own fingers. -- Baltasar Gracian
Author: Gracian, BaltasarEra: 1601
To be happy, we must be true to nature and carry our age along with us. -- William Hazlitt
Author: Hazlitt, WilliamEra: 1778
The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage! Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves, but they are like heat haze. -- Buddha
Author: BuddhaEra: -568
Two aged men, that had been foes for life, Met by a grave, and wept - and in those tears They washed away the memory of their strife; Then wept again the loss of all those years. -- Frederick Tennyson
Author: Tennyson, FrederickEra: 1807
Perils, and misfortunes, and want, and pain, and injury, are more or less the certain lot of every man that cometh into the world. It behooveth thee, therefore, O child of calamity! early to fortify thy mind with courage and patience, that thou mayest support, with a becoming resolution, thy allotted portion of human evil. -- Akhenaton
Author: AkhenatonEra: -1375
It disturbs me no more to find men base, unjust, or selfish than to see apes mischievous, wolves savage, or the vulture ravenous. -- Jean B. Moliere
Author: Moliere, Jean B.Era: 1622
The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war. -- Desiderius Erasmus
Author: Erasmus, DesideriusEra: 1466
Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid...for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. -- Deuteronomy
Author: DeuteronomyEra: -1200
Religion in its humility restores man to his only dignity, the courage to live by grace. -- George Santayana
Author: Santayana, GeorgeEra: 1863
The entire lower world was created in the likeness of the higher world. All that exists in the higher world appears like an image in this lower world; yet all this is but One. -- Zohar
Author: ZoharEra: 120
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic. -- Joseph Stalin
Author: Stalin, JosephEra: 1879
Let us not forget that the cultivation of the earth is the most important labor of man. When tillage begins, other arts will follow. The farmers, therefore, are the founders of civilization. -- Daniel Webster
Author: Webster, DanielEra: 1782
Courage conquers all things: it even gives strength to the body. -- Ovid
Author: OvidEra: -43
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections, but instantly set about remedying them - every day begin the task anew. -- Francis de Sales
Author: de Sales, FrancisEra: 1567
He who knows does not speak; He who speaks does not know. He who is truthful is not showy; He who is showy is not truthful. He who is virtuous does not dispute; He who disputes is not virtuous. He who is learned is not wise; He who is wise is not learned. Therefore the sage does not display his own merits. -- Lao-Tzu
Author: Lao-TzuEra: -604
There is one safeguard known generally to the wise, which is an advantage and security to all, but especially to democracies as against despots - suspicion. -- Demosthenes
Author: DemosthenesEra: -384
The sage does not hoard. The more he helps others, the more he benefits himself, The more he gives to others, the more he gets himself. The Way of Heaven does one good but never does one harm. The Way of the sage is to act but not to compete. -- Lao-Tzu
Author: Lao-TzuEra: -604
Our tragedy is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it...the basest of all things is to be afraid. -- William Faulkner
Author: Faulkner, WilliamEra: 1897
How marriage ruins a man! It is as demoralizing as cigarettes, and far more expensive. -- Oscar Wilde
Author: Wilde, OscarEra: 1854
How pleasant it is for a father to sit at his child's board. It is like an aged man reclining under the shadow of an oak which he has planted. -- Walter Scott
Author: Scott, Sir WalterEra: 1771
Who soweth good seed shall surely reap; The year grows rich as it groweth old, And life's latest sands are its sands of gold! -- Julia Ripley Dorr
Author: Dorr, Julia RipleyEra: 1825
Clay is molded to form a cup, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the cup depends. Doors and windows are cut out to make a room, But it is on its non-being that the utility of the room depends. Therefore turn being into advantage, and turn non-being into utility. -- Lao-Tzu
Author: Lao-TzuEra: -604
As a rock on the seashore he standeth firm, and the dashing of the waves disturbeth him not. He raiseth his head like a tower on a hill, and the arrows of fortune drop at his feet. In the instant of danger, the courage of his heart sustaineth him; and the steadiness of his mind beareth him out. -- Akhenaton
Author: AkhenatonEra: -1375
A good marriage is that in which each appoints the other guardian of his solitude. Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole and against a wide sky. -- Rainer Maria Rilke
Author: Rilke, Rainer MariaEra: 1875
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about. -- Saskya Pandita
Author: Pandita, SaskyaEra: 1182
There may be good, but there are no pleasant marriages. -- François La Rochefoucauld
Author: La Rochefoucauld, FrançoisEra: 1613
Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college education. -- Mark Twain
Author: Twain, MarkEra: 1835
Manners are the happy ways of doing things; each once a stroke of genius or of love, now repeated and hardened into usage. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Author: Emerson, Ralph WaldoEra: 1803
Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. -- Walter Bagehot
Author: Bagehot, WalterEra: 1826
More belongs to marriage than four legs in a bed. -- Thomas Fuller, M. D.
Author: Fuller, ThomasEra: 1654
Litigation: A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage. -- Ambrose Bierce
Author: Bierce, AmbroseEra: 1842
Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top. -- Robert Burton
Author: Burton, RobertEra: 1576
Method is more important than strength, when you wish to control your enemies. By dropping golden beads near a snake, a crow once managed To have a passer-by kill the snake for the beads. -- Nagarjuna
Author: NagarjunaEra: 100
Hell is an outrage on humanity. When you tell me that your deity made you in his image, I reply that he must have been very ugly. -- Victor Hugo
Author: Hugo, VictorEra: 1802
Tears are the noble language of the eye. -- Robert Herrick
Author: Herrick, RobertEra: 1591
Sadness is not an evil. Complain not; what seem to be sufferings and obstacles are often in reality the mysterious efforts of nature to help you in your work if you can manage them properly. Look upon all circumstances with the gratitude of a pupil. All complaint is a rebellion against the law of progress. -- H. P. Blavatsky
Author: Blavatsky, H. P.Era: 1831
Every man of courage is a man of his word. -- Pierre Corneille
Author: Corneille, PierreEra: 1606
The stars shall fade away, the sun himself Grow dim with age, and nature sink in years, But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth, Unhurt amidst the wars of elements, The wrecks of matter, and the crush of worlds. -- Joseph Addison
Author: Addison, JosephEra: 1672
When men are full of envy they disparage everything, whether it be good or bad. -- Tacitus
Author: TacitusEra: 55
If thou wouldst preserve understanding and health to old age, avoid the allurements of Voluptuousness, and fly from her temptations...For if thou hearkenest unto the words of the Adversary, thou art deceived and betrayed. The joy which she promiseth changeth to madness, and her enjoyments lead on to diseases and death. -- Akhenaton
Author: AkhenatonEra: -1375
Poetry should help, not only to refine the language of the time, but to prevent it from changing too rapidly. -- T. S. Eliot
Author: Eliot, T. S.Era: 1888
Morale is the state of mind. It is steadfastness and courage and hope. It is confidence and zeal and loyalty. It is elan, esprit de corps and determination. -- George Catlett Marshall
Author: Marshall, George C.Era: 1880
Old things are always in good repute, present things in disfavor. -- Tacitus
Author: TacitusEra: 55
In nature all is managed for the best with perfect frugality and just reserve, profuse to none, but bountiful to all; never employing on one thing more than enough, but with exact economy retrenching the superfluous, and adding force to what is principal in everything. -- Shaftesbury III
Author: Shaftesbury IIIEra: 1671
What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage. -- Bruce Barton
Author: Barton, BruceEra: 1886
Without health life is not life; it is only a state of langour and suffering - an image of death. -- Rabelais
Author: RabelaisEra: 1490
Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny. -- Kin Hubbard
Author: Hubbard, KinEra: 1868
Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. -- Mark Twain
Author: Twain, MarkEra: 1835
If names are not correct, language will not be in accordance with the truth of things. -- Confucius
Author: ConfuciusEra: -551
With devotion's visage and pious action we do sugar o'er the devil himself. -- William Shakespeare, Hamlet
Author: Shakespeare, WilliamEra: 1564
As the whirlwind in its fury teareth up trees, and deformeth the face of nature, or as an earthquake in its convulsions overturneth whole cities; so the rage of an angry man throweth mischief around him. -- Akhenaton
Author: AkhenatonEra: -1375
We are all agents of the same supreme power, the people. -- Daniel Webster
Author: Webster, DanielEra: 1782
The tragedy of life is not that man loses but that he almost wins. -- Heywood Broun
Author: Broun, HeywoodEra: 1888
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little. -- Leszczynski Stanislaus
Author: Stanislaus, LeszczynskiEra: 1677
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. -- Ovid
Author: OvidEra: -43
The two most beautiful words in the English language are "cheque enclosed". -- Dorothy Parker
Author: Parker, DorothyEra: 1893
If there be no right of rebellion against a state of things that no savage tribe would endure without resistance, then I am sure that it is better for men to fight and die without right than to live in such a state of right as this. -- Roger Casement
Author: Casement, RogerEra: 1864
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