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If you board the wrong train, it is no use running along the corridor in the other direction.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Life guarantees a chance - not a fair shake.

We all find time to do what we really want to do.

William Feather

Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as for the body.

Aldous Huxley

Better to be judged by twelve than carried by six.

Police quote

I will allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.

Booker T. Washington

Luck is not chance, it is toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.

Emily Dickinson

Instead of your "what-if" attitude, for a change, say, "this is my life and I'll live it the way I choose. I'll make my decisions for me and my family and if Life doesn't agree with what I think, Life jolly well get out of my way."

Jason Q.

Chance favors the prepared mind.

Louis Pasteur

Thunder is good, thunder is impressive. But it is lightning that does the work.

Mark Twain

He who breaks a thing to find out what it is, has left the path of wisdom.

J. R. R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings

Always try to stop talking before people stop listening.

Wisdom is knowing which path to take... Integrety is taking it.

Cattle die, kinsmen die, and so shall you die too. But one thing I know that never dies: the fame of a dead man's deeds.

Icelandic Viking proverb

Adjust your actions to your goals not your goals to you actions.

Robert Shad Hansen

Up 'til now the philosophers have only interpreted the world in a various ways. The point, though, is to change it.

Karl Marx

Senility - is the level of struggle with your own passions.

Ahmad Yassavi

Don't forget that when you become famous and great, your devil will be egoism and your king will be self-esteem, and they will do their best to destroy your soul and mind.

Mokapha (Arab philosopher)

The best praise - is the one told by the person, to whom you did nothing good.

Abul - Pharadj

We are all guilty in someone's eyes. More so our own.

Lance Henriksen
No Escape

Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.

Mark Twain

Since we can be sure that the Devil fears damnation, beware of men who fear death.

English proverb

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

Benedict de Spinoza

May I take the ridiculous position of saying that I do not like the way [Andre] Gide exalts the body. He asks it to restrain its desire to make it keener. Thus he comes dangersouly near to those who in brothel slang are called involved or brain-workers. Christianity also wants to suspend desire. But, more natural, it sees a mortification in this. My friend Vincent, who is a cooper and junior breast-stroke champion, has an even clear veiw. He drinks when he is thirsty, if he desires a woman he tries to go to bed with her, and would marry her if he loved her (this hasn't yet happened). Afterward he says: "I feel better"-- and this sums up vigorously any apology that might be made for satiety.

Albert Camus
Summer in Algiers

O my soul, do not aspire to immortal life, but exhaust the limits of the possible.

Pythian iii

Walk on air against your better judgement.

Seamus Heaney

Life is but a game of solitare, you play it alone and deal with the cards you are dealt.

Zach Friesen

True men of this world do not wish. They change that which they know can be changed, they accept what cannot, and they always strive for the wisdom to know the difference.

Sigmund Brower

OFFICER: You really are a clown Lawrence.

T.E. LAWRENCE: Well, we can't all be lion-tamers.

Lawrence of Arabia

God, give us grace to accept with serenity the things that cannot be changed, courage to change the things which should be changed, and the wisdom to distinguish the one from the other.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The fish trap exists because of the fish; once you have got the fish, you can forget about the trap. The rabbit snare exists because of the rabbit; Once you have the rabbit, you can forget the snare. Words exist because of meaning; once you have got the meaning, you forget the words. Where can I find a man who has forgotten words so that I can have a word with him?

Zhuang Zi

To know that we know what we know and that which we do not know we do not know: This is true knowledge.


Tell me, and I will forget. Show me, and I will remember. Let me do it, and I will understand.

Chinese Proverb

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.

Albert Einstein

There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness and truth are absent.

Leo Tolstoy

The prime necessities for success in life are money, athleticism, tailor made clothes and a charming smile.

George Orwell
Keep The Aspidistra Flying