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“Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not thru insensibility but thru greatness of mind.” Aristotle

Joan Baez

“The easiest kind of relationship is with ten thousand people, the hardest is with one.” Joan Baez

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Kurt Cobain

“Dreaming of the person you want to be is wasting the person you already are.” Kurt Cobain

William Shakespeare

“The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief.” William Shakespeare

Al Pacino

“All I got in this world is my balls and my word and I don't break either of 'em for nobody!” Al Pacino

Martin Kippenberger

“Nobody helps anybody.” Martin Kippenberger

Victor Hugo

“When a woman is talking to you, listen to what she says with her eyes.” Victor Hugo

Thomas Alva Edison

“I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” Thomas Alva Edison

Friedrich Nietzsche

“If you believed more in life you would fling yourself less to the moment.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Chinese Proverb

“Luck never gives: it only lends.” Chinese Proverb


“Learning without thought is labor lost; thought without learning is perilous.” Confucius


“He who knows when he can fight and when he cannot, will be victorious.” Sunzi


“Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.” Aristotle

Francois Truffaut

“Is the cinema more important than life?” Francois Truffaut


“I want to die like my grandfather; peacefully in my sleep. Not screaming like his passengers.” Anonymous

Andy Warhol

“I would rather watch somebody buy their underwear than read a book they wrote.” Andy Warhol

George Bernard Shaw

“I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversation.” George Bernard Shaw

Marjorie Pay Hinckley

“The trick is to enjoy life. Don't wish away your days, waiting for better ones ahead.” Marjorie Pay Hinckley

Carl Sagan

“For small creatures such as we the vastness is bearable only through love.” Carl Sagan

John Keats

“O, for a draught of vintage! that hath been Cooled a long age in the deep-delvid earth...” John Keats


“We must no more ask whether the soul and body are one than ask whether the wax and the figure impressed on it are one.” Aristotle

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien

“A man who flies from his fear may find he has only taken a shortcut to meet it.” John Ronald Reuel Tolkien


“Patience accomplishes its object, while hurry speeds to its ruin.” Saadi

Sir Winston Churchill

“I like a man who grins when he fights.” Sir Winston Churchill

Gail Devers

“Every accomplishment begins with the decision to try.” Gail Devers

Noam Chomsky

“If the Nuremberg laws were applied, then every post-war American president would have been hanged.” Noam Chomsky

Agnes Repplier

“There is always a secret irritation about a laugh into which we cannot join.” Agnes Repplier

Friedrich Nietzsche

“There are no eternal facts, as there are no absolute truths.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“Actors: Bores to themselves, to others caviar.” Phaedrus

John Steinbeck

“Oh, we can populate the dark with horrors, even we who think ourselves informed and sure, beliving nothing we cannot measure or weigh.” John Steinbeck


“Thus, what is of supreme importance in war is to attack the enemy's strategy.” Sunzi

Victor Hugo

“The mountains, the forest, and the sea, render men savage; they develop the fierce, but yet do not destroy the human.” Victor Hugo

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art raises its head where creeds relax.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Kenneth Tynan

“A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.” Kenneth Tynan

George Halas

“Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.” George Halas

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

“Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.” Gilbert Keith Chesterton

William Shakespeare

“Caesar's spirit, ranging for revenge... / Shall in these confines with a monarch's voice / Cry 'havoc!' and let slip the dogs of war...” William Shakespeare

Norman McLaren

“Animation is not the art of drawings that move but the art of movements that are drawn.” Norman McLaren

Mark Twain

“Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in.” Mark Twain

Raymonde Uy

“Eternal vigilance is the price of freedom.” Raymonde Uy

Oliver Reed

“I have two ambitions in life: one is to drink every pub dry, the other is to sleep with every woman on earth.” Oliver Reed

Theodore Roosevelt

“Nine-tenths of wisdom is being wise in time.” Theodore Roosevelt

Milton Berle

“You can lead a man to Congress, but you can't make him think.” Milton Berle

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Albert Einstein

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to be a man of value.” Albert Einstein

Oscar Wilde

“I have nothing to declare except my genius.” Oscar Wilde


“To love is to risk not being loved in return, but risk must be taken because the greatest jeopardy in life is to risk nothing.” Unknown

Anne Dillard

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” Anne Dillard

Hunter S. Thompson

“Ether is the perfect drug for Las Vegas. In this town they love a drunk. Fresh meat.” Hunter S. Thompson

Quentin Tarantino

“I've always said Thomas Edison invented the movie camera to show people killing and kissing.” Quentin Tarantino

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Women are considered deep - why? Because one can never discover any bottom to them. Women are not even shallow.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche

“No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Samuel Johnson

“Every man thinks meanly of himself for not having been a soldier, or not having been at sea.” Samuel Johnson

John D. Rockefeller

“A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.” John D. Rockefeller

Eda J. Le Shan

“When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death: ourselves.” Eda J. Le Shan

Albert Einstein

“Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” Albert Einstein

Sir Anthony Hopkins

“Why love if losing hurts so much? I have no answers anymore; only the life I have lived. The pain now is part of the happiness [then].” Sir Anthony Hopkins


“To live is to dream and to die is to awaken.” Anonymous

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Hope in reality is the worst of all evils because it prolongs the torments of man.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Richard Wagner

“To be German means to carry on a matter for its own sake.” Richard Wagner

Samuel Johnson

“Self confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” Samuel Johnson

George Gershwin

“Why should I limit myself to only one woman when I can have as many women as I want?” George Gershwin

Oscar Wilde

“The truth is rarely pure and never simple.” Oscar Wilde

Matthew Lotti

“Contempt for the world is what allows me to continue living in it.” Matthew Lotti

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Art is the proper task of life.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Michel Foucault

“One makes war to win, not because it's just.” Michel Foucault

Woody Allen

“Tradition is the illusion of permanance.” Woody Allen

Napoleon Bonaparte

“If you want a thing done well, do it yourself.” Napoleon Bonaparte

Joe Orton

“Marriage excuses no one the freak's roll-call.” Joe Orton

William Shakespeare

“Readiness is all.” William Shakespeare

Thomas Gray

“Poetry is thoughts that breathe, and words that burn.” Thomas Gray

Helen Keller

“One can never consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar.” Helen Keller

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Action is character.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Neil Patel

“A good criterion for measuring success is the number of people you have made happy.” Neil Patel

The Buddha

“Teach this triple truth to all: A generous heart, kind speech, and a life of service and compassion are the things which renew humanity.” The Buddha

John A. Simone Jr.

“It's hard to lose when your standards are so low.” John A. Simone Jr.

George Orson Welles

“The enemy of art is the absence of limitations.” George Orson Welles

General George Patton

“Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.” General George Patton


“This is slavery, not to speak one's thought.” Euripides

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” Alfred Lord Tennyson

George Orson Welles

“A good artist should be isolated. If he isn't isolated, something is wrong.” George Orson Welles

John Steinbeck

“A sad soul can kill you quicker, far quicker, than a germ.” John Steinbeck

Richard A. May

“If it doesn't fit, get a bigger hammer.” Richard A. May

Friedrich Nietzsche

“A casual stroll through the lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything.” Friedrich Nietzsche


“If you know you're going to look back on today and laugh, you might as well start laughing now.” Anonymous

General Michel Aoun

“Any existence deprived of freedom is a kind of death.” General Michel Aoun

Ashleigh Brilliant

“Sometimes I need what only you can provide - Your absence.” Ashleigh Brilliant


“The power of intuitive understanding will protect you from harm until the end of your days.” Laozi

Woody Allen

“I will not eat oysters. I want my food dead. Not sick. Not wounded. Dead.” Woody Allen


“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” Anonymous

Yves Klein

“Judo is, in effect, the discovery of the human body in a spiritual space.” Yves Klein

John Cage

“Teacher played hooky. Sent message: 'Receiving instruction. Enjoying myself thoroughly. See you next week.'” John Cage

Ashleigh Brilliant

“I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.” Ashleigh Brilliant

Abraham Lincoln

“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” Abraham Lincoln

Victor Hugo

“The beautiful has but one type, the ugly has a thousand.” Victor Hugo

Finn Taylor

“There are two rules in life: Rule #1: Don't sweat the small stuff. Rule #2: Everything is small stuff.” Finn Taylor


“Even when laws have been written down, they ought not always to remain unaltered.” Aristotle

Jim Rohn

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.” Jim Rohn

Friedrich Nietzsche

“Every philosophy is the philosophy of some stage of life.” Friedrich Nietzsche

Victor Hugo

“To love another person is to see the face of God.” Victor Hugo

Theodore Roosevelt

“Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.” Theodore Roosevelt


“Silence is a source of great strength.” Laozi

Samuel Goldwyn

“I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their job.” Samuel Goldwyn

Victor Hugo

“It is the end. But of what? The end of France? No. The end of kings? Yes.” Victor Hugo

Groucho Marx

“Comedy is not so much what you do as what you don't do.” Groucho Marx

Philip Larkin

“Life is first boredom, then fear.” Philip Larkin