Quotes on reading


My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say, and then to say it with the utmost levity.

~ George Bernard Shaw

We are never deceived we deceive ourselves.

~ Johann von Goethe

He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

~ Confucius

We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it - and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove-lid again - and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.

~ Mark Twain

Our task is not to fix the blame for the past, but to fix the course for the future.

~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

She used to drag her mattress besider her low window and lie awake for a long while, vibrating with excitement, as a machine vibrates from speed. Life rushed in upon her through that window - or so it seemed. In reality, of course, life rushes from within, not from without. There is no work of art so big or so beautiful that is was not once all contained in some youthful body, like this one which lay on the floor in the moonlight, pulsing with ardor and anticipation.

~ Willa Cather

Many people would sooner die than think In fact, they do so.

~ Bertrand Russell

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead his eyes are closed.

~ Albert Einstein

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.

~ Albert Einstein

. . . I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels.

~ John Calvin

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