Quote File

“The weapons of war are like a flame. Those who cannot put them down are consumed by them.”
– Commentary to Sun Tzu’s “Art of War”

“Better 500 friends that 500 rubles”
– Russian proverb

“Worry often gives small things a big shadow”
– Swedish proverb

“The talented hawk hides its claws”
– Japanese proverb

“Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think”
– Buddha

“Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates his brother is still in darkness”
– John 2:9-10

“Without music life would be a mistake”
– Nietzsche

“When you tell the truth you don’t need to remember anything”
– Twain

“He who wins is legitimate king. He who loses is merely a rebel”
– Chinese poem

“He who has a why to live can bear almost any how”
– Nietzsche

“Man cannot control the current of events. He can only float with them and steer”
– Bismarck

“Babe Ruth struck out twice for every home run he hit”
– true fact

“I can’t go back to yesterday because I was a different person then”
– Lewis Carroll

“There’s a lot of things I don’t understand
Why so many people lie
Well it’s the hurt you hide
That fuels the fire inside you”
– Ray LaMontagne “Empty”

“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure than to rank with those timid spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt

“You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you”
– Trotsky

“Wise men are not always silent but they know when to be”
– Proverb

“Never write if you can speak; never speak if you can nod; never nod if you can wink”
– Martin Lomasney giving some of the best political advice ever

“One must be a fox to recognize traps and a lion to frighten wolves”
– Machiavelli

“How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it”
– Marcus Aurelius

“If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my axe”
– Lincoln

“Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

“The struggle of maturity is to recover the seriousness of the child at play”
– Nietzsche

“Today you, tomorrow me”
– Mexican immigrant refusing payment after helping a guy with his flat tire

“Grudges are a waste of perfect happiness. Laugh when you can, apologize when you should, and let go what you can’t change.”
– Unknown

“The greater the man, the more restrained his anger”
– Unknown

“We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing while others judge us by what we have already done”
– Longfellow

“I need my pain because it defines who I am”
– Captain Kirk, given the option of having all his pain taken away

“Blame never solved a problem”
– Unknown

“The tree of revenge does not carry fruit”
– Dutch proverb

“There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness”
– Josh Billings

“Revenge is sweet, sweeter than life itself – so say fools”
– Juvenal

“If you want to be revenged, hold your tongue”
– Spanish proverb

“Revenge is a confession of pain”
– Latin proverb

“Better to invent a job than to take one”
– from the movie “The Social Network”

“Elite is not a bad word, it’s an aspirational one”
– Aaron Sorkin

“Love means nothing if it does not mean loving one person more than others”
– Orwell

“Be careful when you fight monsters, lest you become one”
– Nietzsche

“Five corporations earn more than 46 nations”
– Killing Joke song lyric

“The best laid schemes of Mice and Men
oft go awry,
And leave us nothing but grief and pain
for promised joy!”
– Robert Burns

“A fool shows his annoyance at once but a prudent man overlooks an insult”
– Proverbs 12:16

“Resentment kills a fool and envy slays the simple”
– Job 5:2

“…we also should rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.”
– Romans 5:3-4

“And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life”
– J.K. Rowling

“All the darkness of the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle”
– St. Francis

“Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper”
– Robert Frost

“Ah, women! They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent”
– Nietzsche

“He who teaches, learns”
– Latin proverb

“The pessimist complains about the wind, the optimist expects it to change, the realist adjusts the sails”
– WA Ward

“Better alone than with bad company”
– Italian proverb

“It is supreme hubris to think you can read God’s mind”
– Rabbi Harold Kushner

“Hate is the consequence of fear. We fear something before we hate it.”
– Cyril Connolly

“Don’t worry, being eaten by a crocodile is just like going to sleep. In a giant blender.”
– Homer Simpson

“The ones who will survive are those who can keep their heads while others are losing theirs”
– Kipling

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