Wise Quotes

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    Pretend to be good always, and even God will be fooled.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    When trying to decode weird behaviour of others, think of the simple explanations and basic emotions: fear, envy, guilt…

    Alain de Botton
     



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    For some reason, the most vocal Christians among us never mention the Beatitudes. But, often with tears in their eyes, they demand that the Ten Commandments be posted in public buildings. And of course that’s Moses, not Jesus. I haven’t heard one of them demand that the Sermon on the Mount, the Beatitudes, be posted anywhere. “Blessed are the merciful” in a courtroom? “Blessed are the peacemakers” in the Pentagon? Give me a break!

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Seek freedom and become captive of your desires. Seek discipline and find your liberty.

    Frank Herbert, Dune Chronicles
     



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    I can’t express anger. That’s one of the problems I have. I grow a tumor instead.

    Woody Allen
     



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    Don’t spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door.

    Coco Chanel
     



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    Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.

    Isaac Asimov
     



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    Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information.

    Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
     



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    Republicans originally thought that Fox worked for us and now we’re discovering we work for Fox.

    David Frum, Bush speechwriter
     



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    If you have a second job as well as being a writer, it needn’t be as a public intellectual: you might work at the foreign office or you might run a shop, or you could be an engineer; there are actually lots of jobs that feed very well into writing. Jeanette Winterson has a deli.

    Alain de Botton
     



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    I don’t feel the least humble before the vastness of the heavens.

    John Maynard Keynes
     



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    Acceptance without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western religion, rejection without proof is the fundamental characteristic of Western science.

    Gary Zukav
     



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    I have never really seen too much difference between writing or making visual art or designing furniture or clothing. It’s still my brain – I’m just using different parts of it for different things.

    Douglas Coupland
     



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    Think of your faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.

    Chinese Proverb
     



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    We study hard in high school to get admitted to a top college to get into grad school to get a good job to get into the nursing home of our choice.

    Robert Sapolsky
     






               

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