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Quotable Quotes #9

Beauty is everywhere a welcome guest. – Johann Goethe, German poet

And in the end it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln, 16th U.S. President

I wish I could write as mysterious as a cat. – Edgar Allan Poe

Best be yourself, imperial, plain, and true! – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Scenery is fine – but human nature is finer. – John Keats

Anyone who tells a lie has not a pure heart, and cannot make a good soup. – Ludwig van Beethoven

They never fail who die in a great cause. – Lord Byron

Forgotten is forgiven. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of. – Jane Austen, English novelist

Be courteous with all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. – George Washington

Great souls are not those who have fewer passions and more virtues than others, but only those who have greater designs. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. – Buddha

Life imitates Art far more than Art imitates Life. – Oscar Wilde

Whom the gods love dies young. – Menander, Greek dramatist

It is never too late to be what you might have been. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

How vain it is to sit down to write when you have not stood up to live. – Henry David Thoreau

Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear. – Mark Twain

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Quotable Quotes #8

Experience does not err.  Only your judgments err by expecting from her what is not in her power. – Leonardo da Vinci

It is great wealth to a soul to live frugally with a contented mind. – Lucretius, Roman poet-philosopher

Do not worry as you have

built your castles in the air.

They are where they should be.

Now put the foundations under them. – Henry David Thoreau

Happiness is like those palaces in fairy tales whose gates are guarded by dragons: we must fight in order to conquer it. – Alexandre Dumas, French playwright and novelist

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

I wasted time, and now doth time waste me. – William Shakespeare

The hottest love has the coldest end. – Socrates

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies. – Aristotle

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together. – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), English novelist

Simplicity in character, in manners, in style; in all things the supreme excellence is simplicity. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

Not all those who know their minds know their hearts as well. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Quotable Quotes #7

Choose to Love

Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. – Voltaire

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced. – John Keats

Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected. – George Washington

Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven. – William Shakespeare

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake. – René Descartes

Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. – Henry David Thoreau, American author

How far that little candle throws its beams!

So shines a good deed in a naughty world. – William Shakespeare

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. – Plato

Life well spent is long. – Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist

A leader is a dealer in hope. – Napoleon Bonaparte

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time. – William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. – Thomas A. Edison