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"Tell me whom you love, and I will tell you who you are." Houssaye
Falsehood is never so successful as when she baits her hook
with truth, and no opinions so fastly misled us as those
that are not wholly wrong, as no timepieces so effectually
deceive the wearer as those that are sometimes right.
If I have been able to see further than others,
It is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
Sir Isaac Newton
When man is born, he is tender and weak.
At death, he is stiff and hard.
All things, the grass as well as trees,
are tender and supple while alive.
When dead, they are withered and dried.
Therefore the stiff and hard are companions of death.
The tender and the weak are companions of life.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds
reptiles of the mind.
William Blake (1757-1828)
To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task. Sophocles (B.C. 495-406)
We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier. Landor
"Time is too slow for those who wait,
too swift for those who fear,too long for those who grieve,
too short for those who rejoice,but for those who love,
time is eternity." Henry Van Dyke
"The saddest words of tongue or pen are the words It might have been."
"If they give you lined paper, write the other way"
"We grow great by dreams. All big men are dreamers.
They see things in the soft haze of a spring day or in the red fire of a long winter's evening.
Some of us let these great dreams die, but others nourish and protect them;
nurse them through bad days till they bring them to the sunshine
and light which comes always to those who sincerely hope that their dreams will come true "
"It's about walls, it's about the walls we build up to protect ourselves,
and trying to create a facade that we think is more interseting than who we really are. And hiding those insecurities."
"~I knew that looking back on the times I've cried, I would laugh,
but I never knew that looking back on the times I've laughed, I would cry~"
"Don't go where the path may lead; go where there is no path and leave a trail."
"A child does not have to be taught how to be happy or the ways of love. It is fear, hatred, & prejudice that have to be taught. And from the condition of the world we can see that unfortunately there are some very good teachers," Javan
"Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself." George Bernard Shaw
"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing." Helen Keller
"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go." T. S. Eliot
"Among my most prized possessions are the words that I have never spoken." Orson Rega Card
"Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not."George Bernard Shaw
"Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed." Storm Jameson
"How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these." George Washington Carver
"All men and women are born, live suffer and die; what distinguishes us one from another is our dreams, whether they be dreams about worldly or unworldly things, and what we do to make them come about... We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time and conditions of our death. But within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we live." Joseph Epstein
"Seek the wisdom of the ages, but look at the world through the eyes of a child." Ron Wild
"Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure...than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." Theodore Roosevelt
"Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny." Carl Schurz
"Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear" Ambrose Redmoon
"Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around." Leo Buscaglia
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all." Dale Carnegie
"The journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." Lao Tzu
"The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future, or not to anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly." Buddha
"Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow--it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it." Shakti Gawain
"i'll be here just waiting for you, i'll be under your stars forever"SP
"Insanity--a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world."
- R.D. Laing
"Often the real test of courage is not to die, but to live." - Vittorio Alfieri
"Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within." - James Baldwin
"The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn." - H.G. Wells
"The most wonderful of all things in life, I believe, is the discovery of another human being with whom one's relationship has a glowing depth, beauty, and joy as the years increase. This inner progressiveness of love between two human beings is a most marvelous thing, it cannot be found by looking for it or by passionately wishing for it. It is a sort of Divine accident." Sir Hugh Walpoe
When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge (Reading this makes me wonder how much sooner man could have walked on the moon...had we listened to a child's fantasies. It is truly a pity that so many lose their gift of imagination to the steady hum of the status quo.) Albert Einstein
I like the stars. It's the illusion of permanence, I think. I mean, they're always flaring up and caving in and going out. But from Here I can pretend... I can pretend that things last. I can pretend that lives last longer than moments. Gods come and Gods go. Mortals Flicker and flash and fade. Worlds don't last; and stars and galaxies are transient, fleeting things that twinkle like fireflies and vanish into cold and dust. But I can pretend. Olethros in Sandman
Destiny is not a matter of chance, but of choice, Not something to wish for, but to attain. William Jennings Bryan
Life is just a dream on the way to death. I believe there's a place where the restless souls wander, burdened by the weight of their own sadness. They wait for a chance to set the wrong things right. Only then can they be reunited with the ones they love. Sometimes, a crow shows them the way; because sometimes, love is stronger than death. The Crow, City of Angels
Show me a heart unfettered by foolish dreams And I'll show you a happy man But only in their dreams can man be truly free 'Twas always thus and always thus will be Spoken by John Keating Robbin Williams, Dead Poets Society
When I consider this carefully, I find not a single property which with certainty separates the waking state from the dream. How can you be certain that your whole life is not a dream? Descartes
... I don't know. Sometimes it would stop raining long enough for the stars to come out. Then it was nice ... It's like just before tha sun goes to bed down on the bay, those million sparkles on the water ... Like that mountain lake, it was so clear, Jenny, it looked like 2 skies, one on top of the other. And then in the desert when the sun comes up, I couldn't tell where heaven started and the earth begun. It's so beautiful ... Jenny, I may not be a smart man, but I know what love is. Forrest Gump
"There are mysteries about our love. Things that neither one of us may ever understand because love is an emotion without limit and understanding. We know we love each other but we could never explain completely as WHY we love each other. Love is not a clock. You simply cannot take it apart just to see what makes it tick, and even if you could, you probably could never get it back together again." anonymous
We seem to be going through a period of nostalgia, and everyone seems to think yesterday was better than today. I don't think it was, and I would advise you not to wait ten years before admitting today was great. If you're hung up on nostalgia, pretend today is yesterday and just go out and have one hell of a time. Art Buchwald
Love lasts when the relationship comes first.
There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those.
Love is friendship set on fire. Jeremy Taylor
Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The trouble-makers. The round heads in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status-quo. You can quote them. Disagree with them. Glorify, or villafy them. But the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do. Think Different Apple
The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer. Oliver Wendell Holmes
I wonder how much deeper would the ocean be without sponges
"Life is too important to take seriously." Corky Siegel
"We are each of us angels with only one wing, and we can only fly by embracing one another." Luciano de Crescenzo
"Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them." Nathaniel Hawthorne
"...they think that I'm strange... they say that I'm a dreamer... but I don't complain, though I don't have much to call my own. I know a place where I keep the best of things. I'm not gonna wait for my piece of heaven where there's a road, it leads to the promised land. I just turn the key, the key to the kingdom." The Kingdom
"You say that I have no power? Perhaps you speak truly... But you say that Dreams have no power here? Tell me... what power would hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of heaven?" Morpheus in Sandman
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ( Mark Twain)
The day we lose our need for dreams is the day the human race forfeits its soul. (John Chiam)
Love is like quicksilver in the hand. Leave the fingers open and it stays. Clutch is, and it darts away. Dorothy Parker
There is a new billboard outside Time Square. It keeps an up-to-minute count of gun-related crimes in New York. Some goofball is going to shoot someone just to see the numbers move. David Letterman
Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music. Angela Monet
"Don't walk ahead, I may not follow." "Don't walk behind, I may not lead." "Just walk beside me and be my friend." ---Albert Camus
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who have not got the guts to bite people themselves. August Strindberg
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I have not lived. --Thoreau-- (also in Dead Poet's Society)
"If you should die before me, ask if you could bring a friend." Stone Temple Pilots
"Don't be dismayed by goodbyes, a farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again is certain for those who are friends." Richard Bach
"Don't cry when the sun is gone because the tears won't let you see the stars." Violeta Parra
"All our young lives we search for someone to love. We chose partners, change partner. . . all the while wondering of there's someone, somewhere who might be searching for us." Kevin, The Wonder Years
"Tomboy - all right, call me a tomboy. Tomboys get medals, tomboys win championships, tomboys can fly. One more thing: tomboys aren?t boys." Even though we said goodbye, remember we watch the same sunset.
"people tell you to be yourself...like youself is some defined thing." mscl
And Pooh gave Christopher Robin the biggest Pooh hug he could give because he knew that goodbyes were not far away*
"False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine but leaving us when we cross into the shade."
If you really love someone write their initials in a circle not a heart because a heart can be broken but a circle goes on forever.
"I could rush and be on time, but I would rather be a few minutes late and enjoy the ride"
"Some people used to believe the Earth was flat. There are some people today whom I'd love to push off the edge, if I could make it look like an accident." Eromon D'Alyzala (b. 1942)
~*Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down*~ -Oprah Winfrey
"Love is friendship set on fire." Jeremy Taylor
"Love lasts when the relationship comes first."
"There are many things in life that will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart... pursue those."
"The sound of a kiss is not so loud as that of a cannon, but its echo lasts a great deal longer." Oliver Wendell Holmes
"a hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the sort of house i lived in, or the kind of car i drove...but the world may be different because i was important in the life of a child"
"When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown, we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly." -Patrick Overton
"Every now and then, we find a special friend, who never lets us down, who understands it all, reaches out each time I fall. Youthe best friend that I found. I know you can't stay, but part of you will never ever go away. I'll make a wish for you and hope it will come true; that life will be kind to such a gentle mind. And if you lose your way, think back on yesterday. Remember me this way."--Remember Me This Way
"you are one of the best things that's ever happened to me. you're my love and my best friend. And every day that goes by, it seems like i discover something new about you to love. It's incredible to me how one person can make such a big difference in my life. You touch me in a way no one else ever has and give me so many reasons to smile. I've never been so happy...and ive never been so much in love."
"Too many of us stay walled because we are afraid of being hurt. We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care as much or not at all." --Eleanor Roosevelt DEEP THOUGHTS BY JACK HANDEY:
"I believe in making the world a safe place for our children, but not our children's children, because I don't hink children should be having sex."-Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts
A good way to threaten somebody is to light a stick of dynamite. Then you call the guy and hold the burning fuse up to the phone. "Hear that?" you say. "That's dynamite, baby."-Jack Handey
I hope if dogs take over the world, and they choose a king, they don't just go by size, because I bet there are some Chihuahuas with some good ideas. (Jack Handey)
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it." xxxxx--Aristotle
"When you smiled you had my undevided attention, when you laughed you had my urge to laugh with you, when you cried you had my urge to hold you, when you said that you loved me you had my heart forever."
The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. --James Matthew Barrie
Try as much as possible to be wholly alive, with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell and when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. --William Saroyan
The issue isn't whether you're paranoid, It's whether you're paranoid enough. --Strange Days
Hannibal Lecter: How did you catch me, Will? Will: You had disadvantages. Hannibal Lecter: What disadvantages? WIll: You're insane. --Manhunter
"If I'm not back in five minutes, wait longer." --Ace Ventura, Pet Detective
i'd rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing special -steel magnolias
Oh, Veronica Vaughn. Soooo hot. Want to touch the heiney. Billy Madison
"Life Is What You Make Of It, So Live It Up Today, Because Yesterday Has Passed And Tomorrow May Never Come"
"Don't shirk away from challenges... keep reaching for that star, that sky" Rick Moore
"You are all destined for greatness if you wish to achieve it....and I'm countin' on ya" Rick Moore
"The night is my companion...solitude my guide....and I would be the one to hold you down, kiss you so hard, I'll take your breath away...my body aches to breathe your breath, your words keep me alive" Sarah McLachlan
"I love you smile at me, I love the way your hands reach out and hold me near....I believe this is heaven to no one else but me" Sarah McLachlan
"I tell you how I feel but you don't care, I say tell me the truth, but you don't dare, you say love is a hell you cannot bear, and I say gimme mine back and then go there for all I care" Fiona Apple
"Excuse me, think I've mistaken you for somebody else, somebody who gave a damn, somebody more like myself" Jewel
"Remember the good times that we had...we let them slip away from us when things got bad" Sarah McLachlan
"In good times and bad times, I'll be on your side for ever more...thats what friends are for"
"I miss the little things... oh, I miss everything" Sarah McLachlan
"We've gotta start feeding our souls, not our addictions or afflictions of pain to avoid the same questions we must ask ourselves to get any answers" Jewel
"In case you failed to notice, incase you failed to see, this is my heart bleeding before you...this is me down on my knees" Jewel
"These foolish games are tearing me apart,,,and your thoughtless words are breaking my heart" Jewel
"You're stretchin' out your arms to something thats just not there" Tonic
"Im so tired, but I cant sleep...standing on the edge of something much too deep...funny how I feel so much but cannot say a word...we are screaming inside, oh, but we can't be heard...so afraid to love you, more afraid to lose...clinging to a past that doesn't let me choose" Sarah McLachlan
"I wanna be there when I'm outta town and when your whole damn world is crashing down" Blessid Union of Souls
"Cause you don't know what you have 'till your everything is gone" Blessid Union of Souls
"I wanna be there when your nights are long and when you're feeling like you don't belong" Blessid Union of Souls
"And when you're hurtin' baby, so am I and we'll both cry...there's nothing stronger than our love" Blessid Union of Souls
"Hey, little girl, keep dancing...hey, little girl, keep dancing alone...'cause theres not enough time in your life to stay here" Tonic
"If you could only see the way she loves me then maybe you would understand why I feel this way about our love and what I must do...if you could only see how blue her eyes can be when she says...when she says she loves me" Tonic
"It's so safe floating in the glass while above all your troubles pass...just be quiet...they'll all go away" Tonic
"I wish I'd seen you as a little girl, without your armor to fend off the world...I would have kept you underneath my wing...I would protect you from everything" Tonic
"Deep within Im shaken by the violence of existing for only you" Sarah McLachlan
"I know I cant be with you, I do what I have to do... and I have the sense to recognize that I don't know how to let you go" Sarah McLachlan
"Every time Im close to you, there's too much I can's say and you just walk away... I grieve in my condition for I cannot find the words to say I need you so" Sarah McLachlan
"These are the times to remember, they will not last forever. These are the days to hold onto, cuz we won't although we want to" Billy Joel
"What I wouldn't give to find a soulmate....someone else to catch this drift" Alanis Morissette
"All I need now is intellectual intercourse" Alanis Morissette
"We'll love you just the way you are....if you're perfect" Alanis Morissette
"We make up for so much time a little too late" Alanis Morissette
"You're the sweet crusader...you're the last great innocence" Alanis Morissette
"Don't you know you're riding on a carousel that's going nowhere round and round and round...when will it end?" Meril Bainbridge
"Don't ever be afraid to open up your eyes so you can see tomorrow" Meril Bainbridge
"We underestimate the beauty and the power of one" Meril Bainbridge
"You slowly fade and yet still remain as if to say everything matters in such an invisible way" Poe
"Cause it's just another one of his Jedi mind tricks" Poe
"I waited for the light but it never shone" Poe
"And I had a feeling that I belonged, and I had a feeling that I could be someone, be someone, be someone" Tracy Chapman
"We are bound together in our desire to see the world become a place in which our children can grow free and strong. We are bound together by the task that stands before us and the road that lies ahead" James Taylor
"I just told my dreams and you made me see that I could walk into the sun and I could still be me and now I can't deny nothing lasts forever" Darius Rucker
"He wasn't claustrophobic, but he had a logical and healthy fear of being confined in an extremely cramped place ninety feet below the ice, in the Arctic wilderness, while surrounded by fifty-eight enormous packages of explosives that were ticking rapidly toward detonation. He was funny that way." Dean Koontz
"I always knew that looking back on the times I cried, I would laugh, but I never realized that looking back at the times I laughed, I would cry"
"We have your balloons punk!" Dave Letterman
"If you give a smile right now, I'll give you the whole damn world" Leo Roth
"If they give you lined paper, write the other way"
"So take me as I am.....this may mean you'll have to be a stronger man." Meredith Brooks
"Wherever you go, whatever you do...I will be right her waithing for you" Richard Marx
Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.