Quotes on understanding


I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven.

~ Emily Dickinson

There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into the sun.

~ Pablo Picasso

Employ thy time well, if thou meanest to get leisure.

~ Benjamin Franklin

Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.

~ Franklin P. Jones

How often we find ourselves turning our backs on our actual friends, that we may go and meet their ideal cousins.

~ Henry David Thoreau

Since Cleopatra died, I have liv'd in such dishonour that the gods Detest my baseness.

~ William Shakespeare

Certainly virtue is like precious odors, most fragrant when they are incensed, or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice, but adversity doth best discover virtue.

~ Francis Bacon

Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart.

~ William Butler Yeats

It is not too strong a statement to declare that this is the way civilizations begin to die ... None of us has the right to suppose it cannot happen here.

~ Richard Milhous Nixon

April is the cruellest month, breedingLilacs out of the dead land, mixingMemory out of desire, stirringDull roots with spring rain.Winter kept us warm, coveringEarth in a forgetful snow, feedingA little life with dried tubers.

~ T. S. Eliot

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