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  • #1
    Benjamin Franklin
    “They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Memoirs of the life & writings of Benjamin Franklin

  • #2
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #3
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Lost Time is never found again.”
    Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanack

  • #4
    Benjamin Franklin
    “It is with great sincerity I join you in acknowledging and admiring the dispensations of Providence in our favor. America has only to be thankful and to persevere. God will finish his work and establish their freedom.... If it had not been for the justice of our cause, and the consequent interposition of Providence,in which we had faith, we must have been ruined. If had ever before been an atheist, I should now have been convinced of the being and government of a Deity! It is He who abases the proud and favors the humble. May we never forget His goodnes to us, and may our future conduct manifest our gratitude....I believe in one God, Creator of the universe. That He governs it by his providence. That He ought to be worshiped.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #5
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Without Freedom of thought there can be no such thing as wisdom;and no such thing as public liberty, without freedom of speech.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #6
    Benjamin Franklin
    “Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”
    Benjamin Franklin

  • #7
    Thomas Jefferson
    “Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms, those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny; and it is believed that the most effectual means of preventing this would be, to illuminate, as far as practicable, the minds of the people at large...”
    Thomas Jefferson, Jefferson: Public and Private Papers

  • #8
    George R.R. Martin
    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

  • #9
    George R.R. Martin
    “... a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #10
    George R.R. Martin
    “Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armour yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #11
    George R.R. Martin
    “The best fantasy is written in the language of dreams. It is alive as dreams are alive, more real than real ... for a moment at least ... that long magic moment before we wake.

    Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end. Reality is the strip malls of Burbank, the smokestacks of Cleveland, a parking garage in Newark. Fantasy is the towers of Minas Tirith, the ancient stones of Gormenghast, the halls of Camelot. Fantasy flies on the wings of Icarus, reality on Southwest Airlines. Why do our dreams become so much smaller when they finally come true?

    We read fantasy to find the colors again, I think. To taste strong spices and hear the songs the sirens sang. There is something old and true in fantasy that speaks to something deep within us, to the child who dreamt that one day he would hunt the forests of the night, and feast beneath the hollow hills, and find a love to last forever somewhere south of Oz and north of Shangri-La.

    They can keep their heaven. When I die, I'd sooner go to middle Earth.”
    George R.R. Martin

  • #12
    George R.R. Martin
    “Fear cuts deeper than swords.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #13
    George R.R. Martin
    “The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does not deserve to die.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

  • #14
    George R.R. Martin
    “People often claim to hunger for truth, but seldom like the taste when it's served up.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

  • #15
    George R.R. Martin
    “I will hurt you for this. I don't know how yet, but give me time. A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings

  • #16
    George R.R. Martin
    “There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it.”
    George R.R. Martin, A Clash of Kings
    tags: fear

  • #17
    Harold Pinter
    “One way of looking at speech is to say that it is a constant stratagem to cover nakedness.”
    Harold Pinter, Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics
    tags: life

  • #18
    Desmond Tutu
    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #19
    Desmond Tutu
    “Forgiving is not forgetting; its actually remembering--remembering and not using your right to hit back. Its a second chance for a new beginning. And the remembering part is particularly important. Especially if you dont want to repeat what happened.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #20
    Desmond Tutu
    “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse, and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #21
    Desmond Tutu
    “My father always used to say, "Don't raise your voice. Improve your argument." Good sense does not always lie with the loudest shouters, nor can we say that a large, unruly crowd is always the best arbiter of what is right.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #22
    Desmond Tutu
    “Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”
    Desmond Tutu

  • #23
    Mahatma Gandhi
    “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”
    Mahatma Gandhi, All Men are Brothers: Autobiographical Reflections

  • #24
    Laurie Halse Anderson
    “In one aspect, yes, I believe in ghosts, but we create them. We haunt ourselves.”
    Laurie Halse Anderson, Wintergirls

  • #25
    Jane Austen
    “In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
    Jane Austen, Pride And Prejudice

  • #26
    Edmond Rostand
    “A great nose may be an index
    Of a great soul”
    Edmond Rostand, Cyrano de Bergerac



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