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  • #1
    Ambrose Bierce
    “I was born to poor because of honest parents.”
    Ambrose Bierce


  • #2
    Robert Frost
    “These woods are lovely, dark and deep,
    But I have promises to keep,
    And miles to go before I sleep,
    And miles to go before I sleep.”
    Robert Frost, Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening


  • #3
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “Dirge Without Music"

    I am not resigned to the shutting away of loving hearts in the hard ground.
    So it is, and so it will be, for so it has been, time out of mind:
    Into the darkness they go, the wise and the lovely. Crowned
    With lilies and with laurel they go; but I am not resigned.
    Lovers and thinkers, into the earth with you.
    Be one with the dull, the indiscriminate dust.
    A fragment of what you felt, of what you knew,
    A formula, a phrase remains, --- but the best is lost.

    The answers quick & keen, the honest look, the laughter, the love,
    They are gone. They have gone to feed the roses. Elegant and curled
    Is the blossom. Fragrant is the blossom. I know. But I do not approve.
    More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.

    Down, down, down into the darkness of the grave
    Gently they go, the beautiful, the tender, the kind;
    Quietly they go, the intelligent, the witty, the brave.
    I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned.”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay


  • #4
    Charles Fort
    “[Wise men] have tried to understand our state of being, by grasping at its stars, or its arts, or its economics. But, if there is an underlying oneness of all things, it does not matter where we begin, whether with stars, or laws of supply and demand, or frogs, or Napoleon Bonaparte. One measures a circle, beginning anywhere.”
    Charles Fort, LO!


  • #5
    Ambrose Bierce
    “Corporation, n. An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.”
    Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary


  • #6
    Ambrose Bierce
    “Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.”
    Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil's Dictionary


  • #7
    George Gordon Byron
    “Those who will not reason, are bigots, those who cannot, are fools, and those who dare not, are slaves.”
    George Gordon Byron


  • #8
    Charles Dickens
    “You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There's more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”
    Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol


  • #9
    Emily Dickinson
    “Much Madness is divinest Sense --
    To a discerning Eye --
    Much Sense -- the starkest Madness --
    'Tis the Majority
    In this, as All, prevail --
    Assent -- and you are sane --
    Demur -- you're straightway dangerous --
    And handled with a Chain --”
    Emily Dickinson


  • #10
    Emily Brontë
    “And, even yet, I dare not let it languish,
    Dare not indulge in memory's rapturous pain;
    Once drinking deep of that divinest anguish,
    How could I seek the empty world again?”
    Emily Brontë


  • #11
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “My candle burns at both ends;
    It will not last the night;
    But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends—
    It gives a lovely light!”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, A Few Figs from Thistles


  • #12
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “Stranger, pause and look;
    From the dust of ages
    Lift this little book,
    Turn the tattered pages,
    Read me, do not let me die!
    Search the fading letters finding
    Steadfast in the broken binding
    All that once was I!”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay, Collected Poems


  • #13
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    “What lips my lips have kissed, and where, and why,
    I have forgotten, and what arms have lain
    Under my head till morning, but the rain
    Is full of ghosts tonight, that tap and sigh
    Upon the glass and listen for reply,
    And in my heart there stirs a quiet pain
    For unremembered lads that not again
    Will turn to me at midnight with a cry.

    Thus in the winter stands the lonely tree,
    Nor knows what birds have vanished one by one,
    Yet knows its boughs more silent than before:
    I cannot say what loves have come and gone,
    I only know that summer sang in me
    A little while, that in me sings no more.”
    Edna St. Vincent Millay


  • #14
    Robert Frost
    “I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence:
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference.”
    Robert Frost, The Road Not Taken


  • #15
    George Orwell
    “In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
    George Orwell


  • #16
    George Orwell
    “He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.”
    George Orwell, 1984


  • #17
    Lewis Carroll
    “Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said. 'One can't believe impossible things.'

    I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. There goes the shawl again!”
    Lewis Carroll


  • #18
    Lewis Carroll
    “She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).”
    Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass


  • #19
    Thomas Pynchon
    “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.”
    Thomas Pynchon, Gravity's Rainbow


  • #20
    John F. Kennedy
    “We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies, and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."

    [Remarks on the 20th Anniversary of the Voice of America; Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, February 26, 1962]”
    John F. Kennedy


  • #21
    John F. Kennedy
    “If this nation is to be wise as well as strong, if we are to achieve our destiny, then we need more new ideas for more wise men reading more good books in more public libraries. These libraries should be open to all—except the censor. We must know all the facts and hear all the alternatives and listen to all the criticisms. Let us welcome controversial books and controversial authors. For the Bill of Rights is the guardian of our security as well as our liberty.”
    John F. Kennedy


  • #22
    Thomas Jefferson
    “The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.”
    Thomas Jefferson


  • #23
    Thomas Jefferson
    “The end of democracy and the defeat of the American Revolution will occur when government falls into the hands of lending institutions and moneyed incorporations.”
    Thomas Jefferson


  • #24
    Henry David Thoreau
    “If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
    Henry David Thoreau


  • #25
    Henry David Thoreau
    “Any fool can make a rule
    And any fool will mind it.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Journal #14


  • #26
    “The only difference I ever found between the Democratic leadership and the Republican leadership is that one of them is skinning you from the ankle up and the other, from the ear down.”
    Huey Pierce Long


  • #27
    Patrick Henry
    “The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it is an instrument for the people to restrain the government - lest it come to dominate our lives and interests.”
    Patrick Henry


  • #28
    “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.”
    S.G. Tallentyre


  • #29
    Frank Capra
    “A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.”
    Frank Capra


  • #30
    Thomas Gray
    “The boast of heraldry, the pomp of pow’r,
    And all that beauty, all that wealth e’er gave
    Awaits alike the inevitable hour:
    The paths of glory lead but to the grave.

    Thomas Gray




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