Sunday, July 31, 2016

Words of wisdom - July edition

There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience. –French proverb

Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader – not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon. –E.L. Doctorow

It’s no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. –Krishnamurti

When you laugh you are not afraid. When you are not afraid you are free. –Gregorius Nekschot

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. –William A. Ward

What you do speaks so loud that I cannot hear what you say. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

Should he keep back his opinions, at such a time, for fear of giving offense, he should consider himself guilty of treason towards his country. –Patrick Henry

A politician divides mankind into two classes: tools and enemies. –Nietzsche

If you have integrity, nothing else matters. If you don’t have integrity, nothing else matters. –Alan Simpson

Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else’s. –Billy Wilder

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of the heart and that is softness of the head –Theodore Roosevelt

To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize. –Voltaire

Wonder. Go on and wonder. --William Faulkner

Resolve to be thyself; and know that he who finds himself loses his misery. --Matthew Arnold

The greatest waste in the world is the difference between what we are and what we could become. --Ben Herbster

You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result. --Mahatma Gandhi

The soul that perpetually overflows with kindness will always be cheerful. --William Godwin

Being happy doesn't mean everything is perfect. it means that you've decided to look beyond the imperfections. --Anonymous

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. --Edgar Allen Poe

The writing life: frustration, fear, independence, exhilaration, worry, adventure, a sense of the unknown. --Mark Rubenstein (on Twitter)

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it. --Chinese Proverb

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