Monday, 11 February 2013

Miscellaneous Quotes



I find my joy of living in the fierce and ruthless battles of life, and my pleasure comes from learning something.
{Auguste Strindberg Miss Julie, 1888}


There is a sort of man who pays no attention to his good actions, but is tormented by his bad ones. This is the type that most often writes about himself.
{W. Somerset Maugham, The Summing Up, 1938}


I think the enemy is here before us.... I think the enemy is simple selfshness and compulsive greed.... I think he stole our earth from us, destroyed our wealth and ravaged and despoiled our land.
{Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again, 1949}


No man is truly great who is great only in his own lifetime. The test of greatness is the page of history.
{William Hazlitt, Table Talk, 1822}


Do not do unto other as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
{G.B. Shaw, ''Maxims for Revolutionists, 1898}


I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
{Arthur Wing Pinero, The Second Mrs. Tanqueray, 1893}

The future is called ''perhaps,'' which is the only possible thing to call the future.
{Tennessee Williams, Orpheus  Descending, 1957}

The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
{Hubert Humphrey, speech, Madison, Wisconsin, 23 Au-gust 1965}


It takes more strength of character to withstand good fortune than bad.
{La Rochefoucauld Reflections 1665}

Misfortunes one can endure- they come from outside, they are accidents. But to suffer for one's own faults ah! there is the sting of life.
{Oscar Wild, Lady Windermer's Fan, 1892}


They.......... who await
No gifts from Chance, have conquered Fate.
{Martthew Arnold, ''Resignation, 1849}


In every age the good old days were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has insisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them.
{Brooks Atkinson, Once Around the Sun, 1951}


The passion to get ahead is sometimes born of the fear lest we be left behind.
{Eric Hoffer, The Passionate State of Mind, 1954}


Some defeats {are} more triumphant than victories.
{Montaigne, Essays, 1588}

Most men are capable of great actions than of good ones.
{Montesquieu, Varietes}

Most people die at the minute, others twenty years before. hands, some even earlier. They are the wretched of the earth.
{Louis Celine, Voyage au bout du monde, 1932


The sinning is the best part of repentance.
{Arab Proverb}

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