Tuesday, 20 July 2021

Quotations

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Marriage is a perpetual exercise of mortification. St. Francis de Sales

There's night and day, brother, both sweet things; sun, moon, and stars, brother, all sweet things; there's likewise a wind on the heath. Life is very sweet, brother; who would wish to die? George Borrow

Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

Experience is the only wealth. John Ruskin, habitually quoted by Guy Pringle in The Balkan Trilogy

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable. Alexandr Solzhenitsyn

To be trusted is a greater compliment than being loved. George MacDonald 

Better to illuminate than merely to shine, to deliver to others contemplated truths than merely to contemplate. St Thomas Aquinas

The Party that believes men can get pregnant wants to control “misinformation” on the internet. Alana Mastrangelo

Most civilisation is based on cowardice. It's so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery. You restrain the will. You regulate the appetites. You fence in the horizons. Frank Herbert, in one of the Dune books apparently.

Drugs are instead of people. Eric Berne

Every man must define his identity against his mother. If he does not, he just falls back into her and is swallowed up. Camille Paglia

What the “stolen land” people don’t understand is that virtually all of the land on the face of this earth has been conquered at one point in time. That’s life. Alana Mastrangelo

People can smell fear like coffee. Jackie Collins

Pray, hope, and don't worry. St Padre Pio

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