In order to arrive at what you are not, you must go through the way in which you are not.
Preserve me from the enemy who has something to gain, and the friend who has something to lose.
You must learn to enjoy the journey, not only the destination.
-T.L. Hugley, Marduk’s Tablet
Moreover I saw under the sun: In place of judgment wickedness was there; and in place of righteousness, iniquity was there.
-Ecclesiastes 3:16 KJV
Wisdom is better than strength. Nevertheless the poor man’s wisdom is despised, and his words are not heard.
Words of the wise, spoken quietly, should be heard
Rather than the shouts of a ruler of fools
Wisdom is better than weapons of war; But the sinner destroys much good.
-Ecclesiastes 9:16-18 KJV
Pain can be endured and defeated only if it is embraced. Denied or feared, it grows in perception if not in reality.
-Dean Koontz, Velocity
It is difficult to be humble. Even if you aim at humility, there is no guarantee that- when you have attained the state you will not be proud of the feat.
The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up, and the kind you make up.
Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the earth.
The original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
-Francois Rene’ de Chateaubriand
If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
It’s either easy or impossible.
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
-Jean Jacques Rousseau
The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
Even God cannot change the past.
Every country has the government it deserves.
-Joseph de Maistre
We have met the enemy and he is us.
My family history begins with me, but yours ends with you.
In adversity remember to keep an even mind.
Sometimes you need someone who can pull you down when you’re too high and pull you up when you’re too low.
Words have that insidious ability to be interperated according to the other persons mood and insecurities.
-Robert Greene, 48 Laws of Power
It is not much good being wise among fools and sane among lunatics. He who poses as a fool is not a fool. The best way to be well received is to clothe yourself in the skin of the dumbest of brutes.
It is a better thing by far that the lad should break his neck, than that you should break his spirit.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
The best way to look effortless is to work hard at it.
I’ve read only fiction, so I don’t know anything actual.
Sometimes you’ve got to go to the wrong place just to show that you’re not afraid to go there.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
-Lord Watton in Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray
Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Perceptions are more powerful than facts.
-Carrie Stuart Parks
Integrity of life means unity of thought and feeling and action, and therefore a struggle to square one’s life with one’s self.
-Frank Lloyd Wright