Saturday, February 18, 2012

Quotation Saturday


The world needs anger. The world often continues to allow evil because it isn't angry enough.
 ~Bede Jarrett

Where there is anger, there is always pain underneath.
~Eckhart Tolle

Get angry, get furious but never crumble to resentment.

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. 


The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.
~Albert Einstein

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations. 

~David Friedman

Sometimes I think it should be a rule of war that you have to see somebody up close and get to know him before you can shoot him.
 ~M*A*S*H, Colonel Potter

If we do not end war - war will end us. Everybody says that, millions of people believe it, and nobody does anything.
~H.G. Wells


We are double-edged blades, and every time we whet our virtue the return stroke strops our vice.
~Henry David Thoreau

He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place.
 ~Charles Caleb Colton

Virtues are dangerous as vices insofar as they are allowed to rule over one as authorities and not as qualities one develops oneself.
~Friedrich Nietzsche

It is hardly respectable to be good nowadays.
~Edith Sitwell


God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you mad.
~Aldous Huxley

I never dreamed of being Shakespeare or Goethe, and I never expected to hold the great mirror of truth up before the world; I dreamed only of being a little pocket mirror, the sort that a woman can carry in her purse; one that reflects small blemishes, and some great beauties, when held close enough to the heart.
~Peter Altenberg

The trouble about man is twofold. He cannot learn truths which are too complicated; he forgets truths which are too simple. ~Rebecca West

The soul that has conceived one wickedness can nurse no good thereafter.
~ SOPHOCLES, Philoctetes

It is a terrible thing for a man to find out suddenly that all his life he has been speaking nothing but the truth.
~Oscar Wilde

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