Sunday, August 8, 2010


1)“Stay” is a charming word in a friend’s vocabulary. Louisa May Alcott
2)If you can find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded. Maya Angelou
3) Nobody minds having what is too good for them. Jane Austen
4)When an opinion is general, it is usually correct. Jane Austen
5)Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does. Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. James Baldwin
6)Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin
7)It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
8)Men judge us by the success of our efforts. God looks at the efforts themselves. Charlotte Bronte
9)Look twice before you leap. Charlotte Bronte
10)If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results. Emily Bronte
11)Reading is important—read between the lines. Don’t swallow everything. Gwendolyn Brooks
12)Books succeed, and lives fail. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
13)A woman’s always younger than a man of equal years. Elizabeth Barrett Browning
14)Where there is great love, there are always wishes. Willa Cather
15)Give people a new word and they think they have a new fact. Willa Cather
16)Advice is like snow—the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks
into the mind. Samuel Taylor Coleridge
17)A word is dead when it is said, some say, I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson
18)Without a struggle, there can be no progress. Frederick Douglass
19)A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. Frederick Douglas
20)Oh, how with more than dreams the soul is torn, ere sleep comes down to soothe the weary eyes. Paul Lawrence Dunbar
21)Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot
22)It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
23)The ancestor of every action is a thought .Ralph Waldo Emerson
24)Books are for nothing but to inspire. Ralph Waldo Emerson
25)This is the way the world ends; not with a bang, but a whimper. T. S. Eliot
26)The end of wisdom is to dream high enough to lose the dream in the seeking of it.William Faulkner
27)I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.Earnest Hemingway
28)In three words I can sum up everything I have learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost
29)Never be afraid to sit a while and think. Lorraine Hansberry
30)The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely. Lorraine Hansberry
31)I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I am awake, you know? Ernest Hemingway
32)Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes
33)It is from the blues that all that may be called American music derives its most distinctive characteristics. James Weldon Johnson
34)Get busy living, or get busy dying. Stephen King
35)Borrow trouble for yourself, if that’s your nature, but don’t lend it to your neighbors’ .Rudyard Kipling
36)The one thing that does not abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience. Harper Lee
37)Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing. Harper Lee
38)The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time. Jack London
39)For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books. Herman Melville
40)What difference does it make if the thing you are scared of is real or not? Toni Morrison
Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past. George Orwell
41)Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. George Orwell
42)I have great faith in fools. My friends call it self-confidence. Edgar Allen Poe
43)A fool thinks himself wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool. William Shakespeare
44)This above all: to thine own self be true William Shakespeare
45)It is not in the stars to hold our destiny, but in ourselves. William Shakespeare
46)No one wants advice—only corroboration. John Steinbeck
47)Ours is not to reason why, ours is but to do or die. Alfred Lord Tennyson
48)Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson
49)Somebody’s boring me. I think it’s me. Dylan Thomas
50)Goodness is the only investment that never fails. Henry David Thoreau
51)Books are thee treasured wealth of the world and the fit inheritance of generations and nations. Henry David Thoreau
53)It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them.
Mark Twain
54)If we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton
55)I have learned that to be with those I like is enough. Walt Whitman
56)Experience is one thing that you can’t get for nothing. Oscar Wilde
57)No person is your friend who demands your silence, or denies your right to grow. Alice Walker
58)Being happy is not the only happiness. Alice Walker
59)A sure way for one to lift himself up is by helping lift someone else. Booker T. Washington
60)The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing. Richard Wright