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1. "When the late Pope John Paul II decided to place the woman so strangely known as "Mother" Teresa on the fast track for beatification, and thus to qualify her for eventual sainthood, the Vatican felt obliged to solicit my testimony and I thus spent several hours in a closed hearing room with a priest, a deacon, and a monsignor, no doubt making their day as I told off, as from a rosary, the frightful faults and crimes of the departed fanatic. In the course of this, I discovered that the pope during his tenure had surreptitiously abolished the famous office of "Devil's Advocate," in order to fast-track still more of his many candidates for canonization. I can thus claim to be the only living person to have represented the Devil pro bono."
Author: “Mother” Teresa
2. "Only God was able to create a free creature, and freedom could only arise by the act of creation. Freedom is not the result or product of evolution. Freedom and product are disparate ideas. God does not produce or construct. He creates. We used to say the same for artists, for the artist who constructs does not create a personality but rather a poster of man. A personality cannot be constructed. Maybe sooner or later, during this century or after a million years of continued civilization, man will succeed in constructing an imitation of himself, a kind of robot or monster, something similar to its constructor. This human-looking monster may look very much like man, but one thing is certain: it will never have freedom. Without a divine touch, the result of evolution would not have been man, but rather a developed animal, a super-animal, a creature with a human body and intelligence but without a heart and personality."
Author: Alija Izetbegovic
3. "During our session, I told Tove about how I'd done mind-speak on Duncan, but it only worked when I was irritated. Using that logic,Tove spent most of the morning trying to irritate me into using it. Sometimes it worked, but most of the time I just got pointlessly annoyed."
Author: Amanda Hocking
4. "I traveled enormously during the 1960's, when you measured everything by where you traveled and what you did as travelers."
Author: Anita Roddick
5. "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. (I Corinthians 13: 7-8a ESV)"
Author: Anonymous
6. "The other option you have is to come to terms with this fucking life, as you call it, and put up with the suffering it involves. Put up with the suffering we all have to endure, always, to get through that and find and enjoy the happiness and joy that it brings us as well, in spite of our being alive."
Author: Arnaldur Indriðason
7. "Durability is part of what makes a great athlete."
Author: Bill Russell
8. "Fifty percent of the risk of a catastrophic failure during a long-duration space mission occurs in the first 10 minutes after liftoff."
Author: Chris Hadfield
9. "I'm trying to let winning the world championships settle in right now before I begin training again shortly. During the skating season, we skate on average 20 kilometres a day. On top of that, we're riding a lot and lifting a lot of weights."
Author: Clara Hughes
10. "Making love to a Negro isn't frightening; sleeping with him is. Sleep is complete surrender. It's more than nude; it's naked. Anything can happen during the night, when reason sleeps."
Author: Dany Laferrière
11. "As pessoas querem fazer parte de algo maior, algo mais profundo do que elas próprias. Algo pelo qual valha a pena viver, valha a pena morrer. Algo tão maravilhoso que estão dispostas a correr o risco de serem chamadas loucas, o risco de nadarem sozinhas nas águas mais escuras, determinadas a mergulhar nas profundezas para encontrarem algo especial, algo que possa durar para sempre."
Author: Deborah Smith
12. "Das Leben ist Krieg. Der Krieg hat uns alle leer gemenscht, kaputtgeKRIEGt.Das Leben ist kein Krieg, sondern Sehnsucht, irgendwas zwischen Verachtung und Liebe!Das Leben ist Krebs, er zieht Metastasenstraßen durch meinen Leib.Das Leben ist Konzentrationsamok, ein Garten rot blühender Neurosen.Und ich bin der Menschenkarton mit chemischem Inhalt.All das geschrien, während Genitalien sich duellieren ..."
Author: Dirk Bernemann
13. "Pentru a scapa de prea multe gînduri îngrozitoare eu vad multa lume, caci de-as sta tot timpul singur, nu stiu ce s-ar alege de mine."
Author: Emil Cioran
14. "A lucidez em alguns, é um dado primordial, um privilégio, e mesmo um dom. Não têm necessidade de adquiri-la, de procurá-la: são predestinados a ela. Todas as experiências contribuem para torná-los transparentes diante de si mesmos. Se vivem numa crise permanente, a aceitam com naturalidade: ela é imanente à sua existência. Em outros, a lucidez é um resultado tardio, o fruto de um acidente, de uma rachadura interior que ocorre em dado momento. Ao que tudo indica, viver é desmoronar progressivamente."
Author: Emil Cioran
15. "¿Te imaginas qué lindo vivir juntos durante años, acostarnos en la misma cama, a lo mejor vernos desnudos y vencer la tentación de tocarnos y de besarnos?"
Author: Ernesto Sabato
16. "Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering."
Author: Ezra Taft Benson
17. "After dinner, at five o'clock, the crew distributed folding canvas cots to the passengers, and each person opened his bed wherever he could find room, arranged it with the bedclothes from his petate, and set the mosquito netting over that. Those with hammocks hung them in the salon, and those who had nothing slept on the tablecloths that were not changed more than twice during the trip."
Author: Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
18. "Vakit öldürmenin binbir yolu vardir ve hiçbiri ötekine benzemez, ama hepsi de esdegerdedir; bir sey beklememenin bin sekli vardir, uydurabilecegin ve aninda vazgeçebilecegin binlerce oyun vardir.____________________Artik sen dünyanin adsiz efendisisin, tarihin üzerinde artik etki yapmadigi kisisin, yagmurun yagdigini artik hissetmeyen, gecenin gelisini artik görmeyen kisisin."
Author: Georges Perec
19. "Life was not longer something to endure, but to live."
Author: Hubert Selby Jr.
20. "Life was, Mrs. Hill had come to understand, a trial by endurance, which everybody, eventually, failed."
Author: Jo Baker
21. "Please know that my thoughts and prayers, as well as those of many, many others here in Alabama and around the country, are with each of you during this time."
Author: Jo Bonner
22. "Right, well I am, I was a career diplomat for 37 years from 1960 until 1997 during the early 1980s from 1981 to 1985 I was the United States Ambassador to Honduras."
Author: John Negroponte
23. "Hell had become, over the years, a wearisome speculation. Even its proselytizers have neglected it, abandoning the poor, but serviceable, human allusion which the ecclesiastic fires of the Holy Office once had in this world: a temporal torment, of course, but one that was not unworthy, within its terrestrial limitations, of being a metaphor for the immortal, for the perfect pain without destruction that the objects of divine wrath will forever endure. Whether or not this hypothesis is satisfactoy, an increasing lassitude in the propaganda of the institution is indisputable. (Do not be alarmed; I use propaganda here not in its commercial but rather in its Catholic genealogy: a congregation of cardinals.)"
Author: Jorge Luis Borges
24. "El viaje no acaba nunca. Solo los viajeros acaban. E incluso estos pueden prolongarse en memoria, en recuerdo, en relatos. Cuando el viajero se sentó en la arena de la playa y dijo: "no hay nada más que ver", sabía que no era así. El fin de un viaje es sólo el inicio de otro. Hay que ver lo que no se ha visto, ver otra vez lo que ya se vio, ver en primavera lo que se había visto en verano, ver de día lo que se vio de noche, con el sol lo que antes se vio bajo la lluvia, ver la siembra verdeante, el fruto maduro, la piedra que ha cambiado de lugar, la sombra que aquí no estaba. Hay que volver a los pasos ya dados, para repetirlos y para trazar caminos nuevos a su lado. Hay que comenzar de nuevo el viaje. Siempre. El viajero vuelve al camino. —Viaje a Portugal, Saramago—"
Author: José Saramago
25. "Dorin?a carna?a, acea stare necunoscuta îndeosebi sub numele de "îndragostire", este un soi de demen?a. Este un soi de distorsionare a realita?i, dar atît de considerabila încît ar trebui, pe drept cuvînt, sa se permita celor mul?i dintre noi sa întelegem celelalte forme de benunie ?i sa manifestam mai multa simpatie fa?a de cei afecta?i de ele. ?i cu toate acestea, ?tim cu to?ii , ea este o demen?a care, indiferent cît de aprinsa, rareori dureaza mult."
Author: Julian Fellowes
26. "For indeed, what is more dire than the evils which today afflict the world? What is more terrible for the discerning than the unfolding events? What is more pitiable and frightening for those who endure them? To see a barbarous people of the desert overrunning another's lands as though they were their own; to see civilization itself being ravaged by wild and untamed beasts whose form alone is human."
Author: Maximus The Confessor
27. "It says: "Baltic Amber, fifty million years old and full of fire; warm, and enduring like love". Wonderfully romantic, don't you think? Only I don't know how to differntiate thestuff from plain old yellow stones."
Author: Meg Rosoff
28. "During the twenty years of Odesseus' absence, the people of Ithaca retained many recollections of him but never felt nostalgia for him. Whereas Odysseus did suffer nostalgia, and remembered almost nothing. .....For four long books of the Odyssey he had retraced in detail his adventures before the dazzled Phaeacians. But in Ithaca he was not a stranger, he was one of their own, so it never occurred to anyone to say, 'Tell us!"
Author: Milan Kundera
29. "Robert Phelps, a biographer of Colette, said about watching, 'Along with love and work, this is the third great salvation. For whenever someone is seriously watching, a form of lost innocence is restored. It will not last, but during those minutes his self-consciousness is relieved.' Noticing keeps you alive."
Author: Molly Peacock
30. "I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."[Notebook, Oct. 10, 1842]"
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne
31. "Is it possible to be ticket for going too fast during speed dating?"
Author: Neil Leckman
32. "Tattoos are a right of passage. They're a marker of bravery, of maturity, of cultural acceptance. The tattoo represents not only a willingness to accept pain - to endure it - but a need to actively embrace it. Because life is painful - beautiful but painful......."
Author: Nicola Barker
33. "Even during the golden age of fashion, you had haute couture houses where the designers didn't have money."
Author: Olivier Theyskens
34. "La sabiduria consiste en saber cuando evitar al perfeccion"
Author: Philip José Farmer
35. "A person isn't who they are during the last conversation you had with them - they're who they've been throughout your whole relationship."
Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
36. "What Americans can't face is that one of the reasons that the Russians and the Chinese were so impressed with us during the Cold War was the fact that Nixon and Kissinger went on bombing despite public reaction."
Author: Robert D. Kaplan
37. "Wenn die Leute über denselben Spaß lachen oder so manchen alten Scherz gemeinsam haben, der durch die Zeit nicht verblaßt und die Gewohnheit nicht flau wird, so wird das — mit Verlaub gesagt — eine bessere Vorbereitung für das gemein­schaftliche Leben sein, als so manche Dinge, die in der Welt einen edleren Klang haben. Man kann, wenn man will, Kant für sich allein lesen, aber einen Scherz muß man mit jemandem teilen."
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
38. "…Because every ruler celebrated his conquests by setting torch to the nearest library. Did not Julius Caesar incinerate the scrolls in the great library at Alexandria during his campaign against the republicans in Africa? Or General Stilicho, leader of the Vandals, order the burning of the Sybillene prophecies in Rome?"
Author: Ross King
39. "We need patient people who are able to endure the toughest disciplines."
Author: Samael Aun Weor
40. "Most inspirational writers were born as driftwood and will say they have been beaten against every shoreline during their life. We understand storms. We understand drowning. We understand being devalued. We understand being stranded alone on a beach. God made us this way so we would know where every lighthouse can be found and tell others how to find them. We were never meant to stand on the beach with you because every rescue we do rescues ourselves. We always go back to the sea because that is where driftwood belongs--forever searching for answers to our endless questions and sharing what we learned...(2012, Writer's Conference)"
Author: Shannon L. Alder
41. "...hidup seringkali dipenuhi dengan orang-orang yang berjalan dalam tidur, yang sebenarnya sudah tak menginginkan hidup itu lagi, namun mereka tidak tahu pilihan yang lain."
Author: Soe Tjen Marching
42. "Peter always brings death with him, along with spinach or nuts. He said he'd seen 20 cases of West Nile during the week and five deaths from it. He also said two people had died from food allergies. "They're so hungry they're taking their chances eating foods they're seriously allergic to," he said."
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
43. "You're like a little girl demanding answers to questions during a covert operation. Why is the sky blue, daddy? Can I ask that man with the machine gun where the bathroom is? If you don't stay quiet, I'm going to have to dump you."
Author: Susan Ee
44. "It is a misconception to think that during evolution humans sacrificed physical skill in exchange for intelligence: wielding one's body is a mental activity."
Author: Ted Chiang
45. "Often the things that pop out of my typewriter regale me, especially when I am trying to say something else and in a different way only to have a kind of metamorphosis take place during the act of typing and?­?­whammo!?­?a concept I hadn't counted on is strutting it's vaudeville on the page."
Author: Tom Robbins
46. "Trying to make someone love you is like trying to climb uphill during an avalanche."
Author: Valerie J. Lewis Coleman
47. "Der Nazismus wurde von Millionen als Evangelium hingenommen, weil er sich der Sprache des Evangeliums bediente. Wurde? - Ich habe das "Ich glaube an ihn" nur bis in die letzten Tage des Hitlerreiches verfolgt. Ich habe jetzt Tag für Tag mit Rehabilitierten zu tun und solchen, die rehabilitiert sein wollen. Diesen Leute, so verschieden sie auch sonst untereinander sein mögen, ist eines gemeinsam: Sie behaupten alle, eine Sondergruppe der "Opfer des Faschismus" zu bilden, sie sind alle gegen ihre Überzeugung durch irgendwelche Gewaltanwendung zum Eintritt in die ihnen von jeher verhaßte gezwungen worden, sie haben nie an den Führer, nie an das Dritte Reich geglaubt."
Author: Victor Klemperer
48. "He died last year. He had endured that life for six years. He was found one morning on the mountainside lying quite peacefully as though he had died in his sleep. From where he lay he had been able to see those two great rocks called the Faraglioni which stand out of the sea. It was full moon and he must have gone to see them by moonlight. Perhaps he died of the beauty of that sight."
Author: W. Somerset Maugham
49. "A key to strengthening spiritual muscles and enduring hardship is finding strength in the Word of God."
Author: Walter Martin
50. "When the Populist congressman "Sockless" Simpson of Medicine Lodge, Kansas, misspelled his hometown while running for office, he said, "I wouldn't give a tinker's durn for a man who can't spell a word more than one way."
Author: William Least Heat Moon

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