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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

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Quotable Quotes #6

Giants Fall by Francesca Battistelli

Go to your bosom: Knock there, and ask your heart what it doth know. – William Shakespeare

Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you. – Thomas Jefferson, 3rd U.S. President

A person should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul. – Johann Goethe, German poet

Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age. – George Sand (Aurore Lucille Dupin), French novelist

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are. – Honoré de Balzac, French novelist

Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life. – Immanuel Kant, German philosopher

Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more. – Mark Twain

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish. – John Quincy Adams, 6th U. S. President

Every man should keep a fair sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. – Henry Ward Beecher, American clergyman

All I have seen teaches me to trust the creator of all I have not seen. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that, but simply growth; we are happy when we are growing. – William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

Quotable Quotes #4

In endowing us with memory, nature has revealed to us a truth utterly unimaginable to the unreflective creation, the truth of immortality. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher

Conscience makes cowards of us all. –William Shakespeare

It is far better to be alone than to be in bad company. – George Washington

Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is with thoughts of what may be. – John Dryden, English poet

Easy reading is damn hard writing. – Nathaniel Hawthorne

I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned. – Edna St. Vincent Millay

Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. – William Shakespeare

One’s friends are that part of the human race with which one can be human. – George Santayana, Spanish philosopher

And say my glory was I had such friends. – William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured. – Mark Twain

A wise man thinks it more advantageous not to join the battle than to win. – Francois de la Rochefoucauld

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come. – William Shakespeare

As a cure for worrying, work is better than whiskey. – Ralph Waldo Emerson