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Quotable Quotes #11

Man only likes to count his troubles, but he does not count his joys. – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. – William Shakespeare

To err is human; to forgive divine. – Alexander Pope

Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle. – Plato

The poetry of the earth is never dead. – John Keats

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water-bath is to the body. – William Shakespeare

Scratching is one of nature’s sweetest gratifications, and the nearest at hand. – Michel de Montaigne, French essayist.

Don’t let schooling interfere with your education. – Mark Twain

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving! – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

Hope, deceiving as it is, serves at least to lead us to the end of our lives by an agreeable route. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Character, in great and little things, means carrying through on what you feel able to do. – Johann Goethe

Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies. – John Donne

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without. – Buddha

Quarrel? Nonsense; we have not quarreled. If one is not to get into a rage sometimes, what is the good of being friends? – George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

In most of mankind gratitude is merely a secret hope of further favors. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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Quotable Quotes #10

If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze! – St. Catherine of Siena

If we all worked on the assumption that what is accepted as true is really true, there would be little hope of advance. – Orville Wright, American inventor and aviator

Thought takes man out of servitude, into freedom. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind. – Rudyard Kipling

A little kingdom I possess,

where thoughts and feelings dwell;

And very hard the task I find

of governing it well. – Louisa May Alcott, American writer

He was a wise man who invented beer. – Plato

Don’t part with your illusions. When they are gone, you may still exist, but you have ceased to live. – Mark Twain

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

Quotable Quotes #5

To love rightly is to love what is orderly and beautiful in an educated and disciplined way. – Plato

God’s gifts put man’s best dreams to shame. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning, English poet

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. – Thomas A. Edison, American inventor

Give every man thy ear, but few thy voice. – William Shakespeare

Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, American poet

The thoughtful soul to solitude retires. – Omar Khayyam, Persian philosopher-poet

Wise men speak because they have something to say; fools because they have to say something. – Plato

When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language. – John Donne

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the heart’s affections, and the truth of imagination. – John Keats, English poet

He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. – John Dryden

A thought often makes us hotter than a fire. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I count life just a stuff to try the soul’s strength on. – Robert Browning, English poet

Gracefulness is to the body what understanding is to the mind. – Francis de la Rochefoucauld

A heart in love with beauty never grows old. – Turkish proverb

Light tomorrow with today! – Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Be not afraid of greatness:

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. – William Shakespeare

Words are but pictures of our thoughts. – John Dryden, English poet

There are two things a person should never be angry at, what they can help, and what they cannot. – Plato

I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work. – Plato

Who is wise in love, love most, say least. – Alfred Lord Tennyson, English poet

A woman, especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can. – Jane Austen, English novelist

‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,’ – that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know. – John Keats, English poet

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. – Mark Twain, American writer

Reason is our soul’s left hand, Faith her right. – John Donne, English poet

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