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- Wherever your life ends, it is all there. The advantage of living is not measured by length, but by use; some men have lived long, and lived little; attend to it while you are in it. It lies in your will, not in the number of years, for you to have lived enough.
- Obsession is the wellspring of genius and madness.
- Everyone calls barbarity what he is not accustomed to.
- If you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved
- When I play with my cat, how do I know that she is not playing with me rather than I with her?
- Life in itself is neither good nor evil, it is the place of good and evil, according to what you make it.
- The continuous work of our life is to build death.
- If you press me to say why I loved him, I can say no more than because it was he, because it was I.
- Kings and philosophers defecate, and so do ladies.
- I enter into discussion and argument with great freedom and ease, inasmuch as opinion finds me in a bad soil to penetrate and take deep root in. No propositions astonish me, no belief offends me, whatever contrast it offers to my own. There is no fancy so frivolous and so extravagant that it does not seem to me quite suitable to the production of the human mind.
- Our religion is made to eradicate vices, instead it encourages them, covers them, and nurtures them.
- Human understanding is marvellously enlightened by daily conversation with men, for we are, otherwise, compressed and heaped up in ourselves, and have our sight limited to the length of our own noses.
- Not being able to govern events, I govern myself.
- The clatter of arms drowns the voice of law.
- No matter that we may mount on stilts, we still must walk on our own legs. And on the highest throne in the world, we still sit only on our own bottom.
- Montaigne's axiom: "Nothing is so firmly believed as that which least is known."
- Man cannot make a worm, yet he will make gods by the dozen.
- I have gathered a garland of other men’s flowers, and nothing is mine but the cord that binds them.
- No man is a hero to his own valet.
- The only thing certain is nothing is certain.
- The greater part of the world's troubles are due to questions of grammar.
- Whether the events in our life are good or bad greatly depends on the way we perceive them.
- I believe it to be true that dreams are the true interpreters of our inclinations; but there is art required to sort and understand them.
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Famous quotes containing the word quotations:
“A book that furnishes no quotations is, me judice, no bookit is a plaything.”
—Thomas Love Peacock (17851866)
“Reading any collection of a mans quotations is like eating the ingredients that go into a stew instead of cooking them together in the pot. You eat all the carrots, then all the potatoes, then the meat. You wont go away hungry, but its not quite satisfying. Only a biography, or autobiography, gives you the hot meal.”
—Christopher Buckley, U.S. author. A review of three books of quotations from Newt Gingrich. Newties Greatest Hits, The New York Times Book Review (March 12, 1995)