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  • #1
    Bob Marley
    “He’s not perfect. You aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect. But if he can make you laugh at least once, causes you to think twice, and if he admits to being human and making mistakes, hold onto him and give him the most you can. He isn’t going to quote poetry, he’s not thinking about you every moment, but he will give you a part of him that he knows you could break. Don’t hurt him, don’t change him, and don’t expect for more than he can give. Don’t analyze. Smile when he makes you happy, yell when he makes you mad, and miss him when he’s not there. Love hard when there is love to be had. Because perfect guys don’t exist, but there’s always one guy that is perfect for you.”
    Bob Marley


  • #2
    Ayn Rand
    “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it's yours.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #3
    Ayn Rand
    “A creative man is motivated by the desire to achieve, not by the desire to beat others.”
    Ayn Rand


  • #4
    Ayn Rand
    “You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.”
    Ayn Rand


  • #5
    Ayn Rand
    “If you tell a beautiful woman that she is beautiful, what have you given her? It's no more than a fact and it has cost you nothing. But if you tell an ugly woman that she is beautiful, you offer her the great homage of corrupting the concept of beauty. To love a woman for her virtues is meaningless. She's earned it, it's a payment, not a gift. But to love her for her vices is a real gift, unearned and undeserved. To love her for her vices is to defile all virtue for her sake - and that is a real tribute of love, because you sacrifice your conscience, your reason, your integrity and your invaluable self-esteem.”
    Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged


  • #6
    Ayn Rand
    “Achievement of your happiness is the only moral purpose of your life, and that happiness, not pain or mindless self-indulgence, is the proof of your moral integrity, since it is the proof and the result of your loyalty to the achievement of your values.”
    Ayn Rand
    tags: ayn, rand


  • #7
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.”
    Mark Twain


  • #8
    Mark Twain
    “Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.”
    Mark Twain


  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “I have never let my schooling interfere with my education.”
    Mark Twain


  • #10
    “Go to heaven for the climate and hell for the company.”
    Benjamin Franklin Wade


  • #11
    Mark Twain
    “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.”
    Mark Twain


  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “Classic' - a book which people praise and don't read.”
    Mark Twain


  • #13
    Mark Twain
    “In a good bookroom you feel in some mysterious way that you are absorbing the wisdom contained in all the books through your skin, without even opening them.”
    Mark Twain


  • #14
    Mark Twain
    “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”
    Mark Twain


  • #15
    Mark Twain
    “Substitute 'damn' every time you're inclined to write 'very;' your editor will delete it and the writing will be just as it should be.”
    Mark Twain


  • #16
    Mark Twain
    “The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and a lightning bug.”
    Mark Twain, The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain


  • #17
    Mark Twain
    “Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.”
    Mark Twain


  • #18
    Mark Twain
    “Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”
    Mark Twain


  • #19
    Mark Twain
    “Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.”
    Mark Twain


  • #20
    Mark Twain
    “Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”
    Mark Twain, Mark Twain: The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It


  • #21
    Mark Twain
    “Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please.”
    Mark Twain


  • #22
    Laurence J. Peter
    “Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.”
    Laurence J. Peter, The Peter Principle


  • #23
    Mark Twain
    “The worst loneliness is to not be comfortable with yourself.”
    Mark Twain


  • #24
    Mark Twain
    “Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.”
    Mark Twain


  • #25
    Mark Twain
    “Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”
    Mark Twain


  • #26
    Mark Twain
    “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”
    Mark Twain


  • #27
    Mark Twain
    “Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.”
    Mark Twain


  • #28
    Mark Twain
    “I notice that you use plain, simple language, short words and brief sentences. That is the way to write English―it is the modern way and the best way. Stick to it; don't let fluff and flowers and verbosity creep in. When you catch an adjective, kill it. No, I don't mean utterly, but kill most of them―then the rest will be valuable. They weaken when they are close together. They give strength when they are wide apart. An adjective habit, or a wordy, diffuse, flowery habit, once fastened upon a person, is as hard to get rid of as any other vice.”
    Mark Twain


  • #29
    Mark Twain
    “Patriotism is supporting your country all the time and your government when it deserves it.”
    Mark Twain


  • #30
    Mark Twain
    “A man who is not born with the novel-writing gift has a troublesome time of it when he tries to build a novel. I know this from experience. He has no clear idea of his story; in fact he has no story. He merely has some people in his mind, and an incident or two, also a locality, and he trusts he can plunge those people into those incidents with interesting results. So he goes to work. To write a novel? No--that is a thought which comes later; in the beginning he is only proposing to tell a little tale, a very little tale, a six-page tale. But as it is a tale which he is not acquainted with, and can only find out what it is by listening as it goes along telling itself, it is more than apt to go on and on and on till it spreads itself into a book. I know about this, because it has happened to me so many times.”
    Mark Twain, Pudd'nhead Wilson and Other Tales




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