The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking.
- Louis Vermeil
If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.
- Nelson Mandela
The world goes up and the world goes down, the sunshine follows the rain. And yesterday's sneer and yesterday's frown can never come over again.
- Charles Kingsley
Greatness is the dream of youth realized in old age.
- Alfred Victor Vigny
The secret of a good life is to have the right loyalties and hold them in the right scale of values.
- Norman Thomas
The real character of a man is found out by his amusements.
- Joshua Reynolds
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far the best ending for one.
- Francois Voltaire
Children have neither a past nor a future. Thus they enjoy the present -- which seldom happens to us.
- Jean de la Bruyere
Ideas shape the course of history.
- John Maynard Keynes
The beauty of the world has two edges one of laughter one of anguish cutting the heart asunder.
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up by itself.
- Woodrow Wilson
No one is free who has not obtained the empire of himself.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
- John Collins
Silence makes the real conversation between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
- Margaret Lee Runbeck
To think too long about doing a thing often becomes its undoing.
- Eva Young
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
- Marcus Aurelius
Expecting life to treat you well because you are a good person is like expecting an angry bull not to charge because you are a vegetarian.
- Shari R. Barr
Liberty is the only thing you cannot have unless you are willing to give it to others.
- William Allen White
History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstances.
- Donald Creighton
The more freedom we enjoy the greater the responsibility we bear toward others as well as ourselves.
- Oscar Arias Sanchez
The mind ought sometimes to be diverted, that it may return the better to thinking.
In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal.
The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
- Joe Ancis
To live in this world you must be able to do three things: to love what is mortal; to hold it against your bones knowing your own life depends on it; and, when the time comes to let it go, to let it go.
- Mary Oliver
Life is an unanswered question but lets believe in the dignity and important of the question.
- Tennessee Williams
There is more learning in the question itself than the answer.
- Andrew Weremy
It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.
- Brian Tracy
Promise yourself to live your life as a revolution and not just a process of evolution.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo
Learning to live what you're born with is the process the involvement the making of a life.
- Diane Wakoski
The great gift of human beings is that we have the power of empathy.
- Meryl Streep
By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right he usually has a son who thinks he's wrong.
- Charles Wadsworth
Eve was not taken out of Adam's head to top him, neither out of his feet to be trampled on by him, but out of his side to be equal with him, under his arm to
be protected by him, and near his heart to be loved by him.
- Matthew Henry
The point of quotations is that one can use anothers words to be insulting.
- Amanda Cross
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