Saturday 14 October 2017

A big bagful of good quotations that will be new to you


“For me dying is a lot like going camping. I don’t want to do it.” Phil Wang 

“Everything considered, work is less boring than amusing oneself.” Charles Baudelaire 

“Everything must be learned, from reading to dying.” Gustave Flaubert

“One can’t look steadily at death any more than one can stare at the Sun.” Susan Sontag

“How dreadful knowledge of the truth can be when there’s no help in truth.” Socrates

“What goodness we have reached is a house built on piles driven into black slime and always slipping down into it unless we are building night and day.” R.H. Tawney

"No matter how just your words may be, you ruin everything when you speak with anger." St. John Chrysostom

"Either life is always and in all circumstances sacred, or intrinsically of no account; it is inconceivable that it should be in some cases the one, and in some the other." Malcom Muggeridge

“You can tell the nature of a man from his companion.” Odilon Redon

“I deeply respect American sentimentality, the way one respects a wounded hippo. You must keep an eye on it, for you know it is deadly.” Teju Cole

“I believe that every human has a finite number of heartbeats. I don’t intend to waste any of mine running around doing exercises.” Neil Armstrong

“Power worship blurs political judgement. Whoever is winning at the moment will always seem to be invincible.” George Orwell

“The best time to plant a tree is 25 years ago. The next best time is today.” Chinese proverb

“An emotion will shoot electrically through a crowd which might have appealed to each man by himself in vain.” Lord Salisbury

“The only people we think of as normal are those we don’t know very well.” Sigmund Freud

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