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Quotable Quotes #12

I don’t need a friend who changes when I change and who nods when I nod; my shadow does the much better. – Plutarch, Greek essayist

Love is love’s reward. – John Dryden

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

Life is too important to be taken seriously. – Oscar Wilde

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination. – Voltaire, French philosopher

The silliest woman can manage a clever man; but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool. – Rudyard Kipling

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. – Buddha

It is not length of life but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. – Oscar Wilde

I hate quotations. Tell me what you know. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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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 #2

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. – Thomas Paine

Believe that your life is worth living, your belief will help create the fact. – William James

The tree doth not withdraw its shade, even from the woodcutter. – Unknown

Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. – Mark Twain

Truth is stranger than fiction. – Lord Byron

To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not be false with any man. – William Shakespeare

Where ignorance is bliss, ‘tis folly to be wise. – Thomas Gray, English poet

A word to the wise is enough. – Plautus, Roman dramatist

We live, not as we wish to, but as we can. – Menander, Greek dramatist

The wish is father to the thought. – William Shakespeare

The supreme happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved. – Victor Hugo, French novelist

Know thyself. – Plato

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. – Oscar Wilde

Quotable Quotes #1

Air, Fire, and Water

The world is a solemn place, with room for tennis. – John Berryman

I have a new philosophy. I’m only going to dread one day at a time. – Charles Schulz (PEANUTS)

Look wise, say nothing, and grunt. Speech was given to conceal thought. – William Osler

Why should the devil have all the best tunes? – Rowland Hill, English clergyman

You are what you eat. – Ludwig Feuerbach, German philosopher

Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much. – Oscar Wilde

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. – Mark Twain

Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth. – Ludwig van Beethoven, German composer

Since when was genius found respectable? – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

He knows nothing and thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career. – George Bernard Shaw

A poet can survive everything but a misprint. – Oscar Wilde

A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It is jolted by every pebble on the road. – Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman