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Tears may be dried up, but the heart - never.
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Marguerite de Valois
Storms make oaks take deeper root.
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George Herbert (1593 - 1633)
I was thinking about the universe wanting to be noticed, and how I had to notice it as best I could. I felt that I owed a debt to the universe that only my attention could repay, and also that I owed a debt to everybody who didnít get to be a person anymore and everyone who hadnít gotten to be a person yet.
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John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
Everybody knows if you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
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Gertrude Stein (1874 - 1946), Everybody's Autobiography, 1937
...it is as hard to do your duty when men are sneering at you as when they are shooting at you.
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Woodrow Wilson (1856 - 1924)
No man is an Island, intire of itselfe; every man is a peece of the Continent, a part of the maine...
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John Donne (1572 - 1631), Devotions XVII
To grow mature is to separate more distinctly, to connect more closely.
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Hugo Von Hofmannsthal (1874 - 1929)
Self-regulation will always be a challenge, but if somebody's going to be in charge, it might as well be me.
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Daniel Akst, We Have Met the Enemy: Self-Control in an Age of Excess, 2011
If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)
Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
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Cyril Connolly (1903 - 1974)
Empathy is at the heart of the actor's art.
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Meryl Streep (1949 - ), Barnard Commencement Speech, 2010
The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence.
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Robert J. Shiller, Irrational Exuberance
Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
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John Wayne (1907 - 1979)
Saying goodbye doesn't mean anything. It's the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.
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Trey Parker and Matt Stone, South Park, Tweek Vs. Craig, 1999
Obsessions and fixations are not really my field. All I know, when the mind really grabs hold of something, look out.
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Martin Sage and Sybil Adelman, Northern Exposure, The Bumpy Road to Love, 1991
Iím in love with you, and I know that love is just a shout into the void, and that oblivion is inevitable, and that weíre all doomed and that there will come a day when all our labor has been returned to dust, and I know the sun will swallow the only earth weíll ever have, and I am in love with you.
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John Green, The Fault in Our Stars, 2012
The danger is not that a particular class is unfit to govern. Every class is unfit to govern.
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Lord Acton, Letter to Mary Gladstone, 1881
Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie' until you can find a rock.
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Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
The trouble with weather forecasting is that it's right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
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Patrick Young
It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
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Confucius (551 BC - 479 BC)
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alt.quotations Archives 20th Century Quotations Quotations by Women
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