Saturday, October 01, 2011

Quotation Saturday


The surest cure for vanity is loneliness. 
~Thomas Wolfe
Pride that dines on vanity, sups on contempt. 
~Benjamin Franklin

There is nothing so agonizing to the fine skin of vanity as the application of a rough truth. ~Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

Cure yourself of the affliction of caring how you appear to others. Concern yourself only with how you appear before God, concern yourself only with the idea that God may have of you. 
~Miguel De Unamuno

No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. 
~Bertrand Arthur William Russell, On Education, 1926

The Puritan's idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business. ~Wendell Phillips, attributed

Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around. ~Frank A. Clark

It isn't what they say about you, it's what they whisper. 
~Errol Flynn

What matters is not the idea a man holds, but the depth at which he holds it. ~Ezra Pound

This is how humans are: we question all our beliefs, except for the ones we really believe, and those we never think to question. 
~Orson Scott Card
He does not believe who does not live according to his belief. 
~Thomas Fuller

Men never do evil so thoroughly and cheerfully as when they do it for conscience sake. ~Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 1670

There is an objective reality out there, but we view it through the spectacles of our beliefs, attitudes, and values. 
~David G. Myers, Social Psychology

Illusions commend themselves to us because they save us pain and allow us to enjoy pleasure instead. We must therefore accept it without complaint when they sometimes collide with a bit of reality against which they are dashed to pieces. 
~Sigmund Freud

Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion. 

Few people have the imagination for reality. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe“Your arrogance ruined you. Your gossip deleted you. Your vanity and ego carried you. But you are ignorant to reality, blind to truth. Grow up, face life, and Praise God!” 
~Author Unknown

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