Adversity is a great teacher, but this teacher makes us pay dearly for its instruction; and often the profit we derive, is not worth the price we paid.
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Author: Elizabeth Hardwick
My father was a soldier. He was a frogman in the special forces in Denmark before I was born, and al
A lingering grain of inefficacy capitulates to the arrogance of authority.
Your big scary husband is crying.
We are deluded when we think that we do not have a direct line to heaven, that heaven doesn’t stand
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Sometimes, I worry I'm winning.
Freedom is the courage to live your dreams.
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I've often told people that the greatness of this football program will emerge when The Streak ends.
There should be no crying in copyediting.
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We were all victims of the arbitrary nature of a totalitarian regime that constantly intruded into t
But what Jamie was saying just mixed it all up, selfish and selfless. I wasn't even sure what the wo
Only he who cries out for the persecuted Jews can sing Gregorian chants. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer
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New York is appalling, fantastically charmless and elaborately dire.
The earth is yet the place of the domicile of man and all the offspring of the first man.
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Knowledge slowly builds up what Ignorance in an hour pulls down.
All three combined is...a different kind of stupid formerly unheard of by humankind.
Prayer puts God's work in His hands-and keeps it there.
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The president led us into the Iraq war on the basis of unproven assertions without evidence he embra
Somebody should have taken him to a stationary store and pointed out the difference between an envel
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H. L. Mencken
You cannot blame the mismanagement of the economy or the fact that we have not invested adequately i
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We buy things, not with money, but with our precious life we call time.
I’ve come to the conclusion that people who wear headphones while they walk, are much happier, more
He that would pun would pick a pocket.
You don't read Gatsby, I said, to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn about how compl
As his gaze rose to her face - he bit back a gasp. "Your hair, it's - ""Red." ..."You look stunning.
So... Boris. Are you evil?' [said the Doctor].'Not at all, my dear sir,' chuckled Boris.'You just ch
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The way to know life is to love many things.
I'm the kind of person who becomes silent when I get scared, because I hope Death will not notice me
Poetry is born
As equality increases, so does the number of people struggling for predominance.
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To live a little, love a little. To live a lot, love a lot.
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Often, the bonds of marriage kill the purpose of the very marriage.
I hate you, Edgar. I hate you with all my heart.
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If you put out acceptance and warmth, you tend to attract the same.
Sing you a song and steal your soul.
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Bitterness and resentment are a bottomless well. They can only be healed by the phenomenon of someon
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Don’t clock off from life, you are still standing and that is testament there is more to live. Embra
The treasure of a lifetime lies in the sacredness of the heart.
The characteristic of scientific progress is our knowing that we did not know.
Embrace the fearful souls with faith.
Believe In You…
My story, I feel like it's amazing, because it shows people no matter where you come from, no matter
Trust what is not known to your Mind. Trust what is known to your Heart.
If people were rain I was a drizzle and she was a hurricane.
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Life And Living
Whatever does not change you specially makes you different.
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Strong introverts crave alone time (I-time) as if it were oxygen in the lungs for survival. I can be
The truth , refutes the lie.
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It is to be observed that 'angling' is the name given to fishing by people who can't fish.
The report card just told me, my teacher, my parents where my mind was at maybe 3 weeks before when
The signs of the old flame, I know them well.I pray that the earth gape deep enough to take me downo
Knowledge is acquired by diligent study. But wisdom is given by the revere of God.
War never can bring peace; only understanding, love, kindness and compassion can do that.
My potential salvation...must remain an unswerving commitment to treat generality only as it emerges
Stephen Jay Gould
The destiny of every country is in the hands of the people who know God.
I thought about having a proper room,breathing life into it, and nobody minding.
Visualize yourself at your best. Be determined to earn the proud badge of excellence. By working har
Mark F. LaMoure
A good marriage is supposed to be one where each spouse secretly thinks he or she got the better dea
Ena wore black because she knew it could stir panic in the hearts of mankind. Black gave the impress
The demon that you can swallow gives you its power, and the greater life’s pain, the greater life’s
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