Meaningful Quotes (Part 6)

“To know a man, observe how he wins his object, rather than how he loses it; for when we fail our pride supports us; when we succeed, it betrays us.” – Charles Caleb Colton

“The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds, ceases to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.” – William Hutton

“The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.” – Herbert Agar

“As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.” – Josh Billings

“The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius

“Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don’t.” – Brett Butler

“A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.” – Sallust

“In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.” – Edith Wharton

“The only kind of dignity which is genuine is that which is not diminished by the indifference of others.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance – it is the illusion of knowledge.” – Daniel J. Boorstin

“Honor does not have to be defended.” – Robert J. Sawyer

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Many a man’s reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.” – Elbert Hubbard

“Men show their characters in nothing more clearly than in what they think laughable.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Truly, to tell lies is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable.” – Sophocles

“To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.” – Anne-Sophie Swetchine

“There is always some madness in love. But there is also always some reason in madness.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

“For one human being to love another; that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have paradise in a few years.” – Bertrand Russell

“Pray that your loneliness may spur you into finding something to live for, great enough to die for.” – Dag Hammarskjold

“In the best of times, our days are numbered anyway. So it would be a crime against nature for any generation to take the world crisis so solemnly, that it put off enjoying those things for which we were designed in the first place” – Alistair Cooke

“Down with a world in which the guarantee that we will not die of starvation has been purchased with the guarantee that we will die of boredom.” – Raoul Vaneigem, The Revolution Of Everyday Life

“To come upon love without seeking it is the only way to find it.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti

“Ideas, like beliefs, can never bring people together except in conflicting groups.” – Krishnamurti

“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Somewhere between the ages of eleven and fifteen, the average child begins to suffer from an atrophy, the paralysis of curiosity and the suspension of the power to observe. The trouble, I should judge, to lie with the schools.” – Thomas Edison

“It is easier to fight for one’s principles than to live up to them.” – Alfred Adler

“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The only way to have a friend is to be one.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, nor the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Education’s purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.” – Malcolm S. Forbes (“School instead creates closed minds, filled to the brim.” – Rudyh)

“Wink at small faults; remember thou hast great ones.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power, and the fear of freedom shrinks and vanishes. You are free.” – Jim Morrison

“With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.” – Keshavan Nair

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