[Not Wise, Perhaps, To Be Rude To The Pope's Favorite Son, But My Viper Tongue Still Required A Fool Now And Then On Which To Exercise Its Edges, And Juan Borgia Served Admirably In Place Of Drunken Innkeepers And Tavern Cheats.]

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"The mad, cruel, and accursed American war."

Richard E Leakey Quotes

"Our self-awareness impresses itself on us so cogently, as individuals and as a species, that we cannot imagine ourselves out of existence, even though for hundreds of millions of years humans played no part in the flow of life on the planet. When Teilhard de Chardin wrote, "The phenomenon of Man was essentially foreordained from the beginning," he was speaking from the depth of individual experience, which we all share, as much as from religious philosophy. Our inability to imagine a world without Homo sapiens has a profound impact on our view of ourselves; it becomes seductively easy to imagine that our evolution was inevitable. And inevitability gives meaning to life, because there is a deep security in believing that the way things are is the way they were meant to be."

John Angell James Quotes

"Every woman whether rich or poor, married or single, has a circle of influence within which, according to her character, she is exerting a certain amount of power for good or harm. Every woman, by her virtue or her vice, by her folly or her wisdom, by her levity or her dignity, is adding something to our national elevation or degradation. A community is not likely to be overthrown where woman fulfills her mission, for by the power of her noble heart over the hearts of others, she will raise that community from its ruins and restore it again to prosperity and joy."

Charles Bradlaugh Quotes

"Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech."

Francis Ray Quotes

"do we not love each other enough, or do we love ourselves too much!"

Dan Wilbur Quotes

"Few people actually read. Instead, everyone likes pretending they read. If we spent as much time reading as we say we do, wed be grossly overweight and depressed."

Rachel Haimowitz Quotes

"How could he have abandoned—no, shoved away the most important person in the world to him? The one person in the world to whom he, in turn, was also most important? God, he was a monster."


"Make-believe is belief in the making."

Malalai Joya Quotes

"Rights are not easy to obtain, and once we understand this, we must work attentively and persistently - and never become careless or lazy."

Volunteer 4 Africa Quotes

"Volunteering abroad is a powerful force for change but only if you choose the right project."

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"Time brought along its secretary, memory, and space brought its brat, loneliness." - Author: Tom Robbins

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"He has to wair for another load of laundry to get done. So I wait with him. I lean back against the couch, sitting really low the way I like. I scrunch over and put my head on his shoulder. We sit like that for a long time. Watching other peoples laundry dry. <3" - Author: Susane Colasanti

Quotes About Love About Trust

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"In the Tarot deck, the Fool is depicted as a young man about to step off a cliff into empty air. Most people assume that the Fool will fall. But we dont see it happen, and a Fool doesnt know that hes subject to the laws of gravity. Against all odds, he just might float." - Author: Richard Kadrey

Quotes About Self Satisfaction

"In neo-classical economic theory, it is claimed without evidence that people are basically self-seeking, that they want above all the satisfaction of their material desires: what economists call "maximising utility". The ultimate objective of mankind is economic growth, and that is maximized only through raw, and lightly regulated, competition. If the rewards of this system are spread unevenly, that is a necessary price. Others on the planet are to be regarded as either customers, competitors or factors of production. Effects upon the planet itself are mere "externalities" to the model, with no reckoning of the cost - at least for now. Nowhere in this analysis appears factors such as human cooperation, love, trust, compassion or hatred, curiosity or beauty. Nowhere appears the concept of meaning. What cannot be measured is ignored. But the trouble is that once our basic needs for shelter and food have been met, these factors may be the most important of all." - Author: Carne Ross

Quotes About Act Of Valor

"Amd I am not blind to the fact that I have been given gifts you never had. Living a godly life was expected on me, and it was an easy path for me to follow. No one ever had such expectations of you. For you to embrace the Lord at this point in your life would be nothing short of heroic, Alex. It would take an act of such strength and courage that it would be humbling for all who have ever know you. You can begin building a life of valor today." - Author: Elizabeth Camden

Quotes About Perseverance In Education

"Education is a choice. We dont become educated by watching television, and we dont learn a whole lot having similar conversations with the same, safe people day after day. Our education comes from pushing up against boundaries, from taking risks that may seem at first to be overwhelming, and by persevering past the first disappointments or shortfalls until we reach a point at which actual learning takes place. Determination and perseverance are absolutely vital to developing a true education--rarely, if ever, do we learn the most valuable lessons in the first few steps of the journey." - Author: Tom Walsh

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"LHeure ExquiseLa lune blancheLuit dans les bois ;De chaque branchePart une voixSous la ramée...Ô bien-aimée.Létang reflète,Profond miroir,La silhouetteDu saule noirOù le vent pleure...Rêvons, cest lheure.Un vaste et tendreApaisementSemble descendreDu firmamentQue lastre irise...Cest lheure exquise." - Author: Paul Verlaine

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"She did not know yet how sometimes people keep parts of themselves hidden and secret, sometimes wicked and unkind parts, but often brave or wild or colorful parts, cunning or powerful or even marvelous, beautiful parts, just locked up away at the bottom of their hearts. They do this because they are afraid of the world and of being stared at, or relied upon to do feats of bravery or boldness. And all of those brave and wild and cunning and marvelous and beautiful parts they hid away and left in the dark to grow strange mushrooms—and yes, sometimes those wicked and unkind parts, too—end up in their shadow." - Author: Catherynne M. Valente

Quotes About Inabilities

"When discouraged some people will give up, give in or give out far too early. They blame their problems on difficult situations, unreasonable people or their own inabilities.When discouraged other people will push back that first impulse to quit, push down their initial fear, push through feelings of helplessness and push ahead. Theyre less likely to find something to blame and more likely to find a way through." - Author: Steve Goodier