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  • #1
    H. Jackson Brown Jr.
    “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
    H. Jackson Brown Jr., P.S. I Love You

  • #2
    Anaïs Nin
    “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #3
    Mark Twain
    “Wrinkles should merely indicate where the smiles have been.”
    Mark Twain
    tags: age

  • #4
    John Stuart Mill
    “In this age, the mere example of non-conformity, the mere refusal to bend the knee to custom, is itself a service. Precisely because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage which it contained. That so few now dare to be eccentric, marks the chief danger of the time.”
    John Stuart Mill, On Liberty

  • #5
    Mark Twain
    “Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect).”
    Mark Twain

  • #6
    John Stuart Mill
    “In a world in which there is so much to interest, so much to enjoy, and so much also to correct and improve, everyone who has this moderate amount of moral and intellectual requisites is capable of an existence which may be called enviable; and unless such a person, through bad laws, or subjection to the will of others, is denied the liberty to use the sources of happiness within his reach, he will not fail to find the enviable existence”
    John Stuart Mill

  • #7
    Edith Wharton
    “If only we'd stop trying to be happy, we could have a pretty good time.”
    Edith Wharton

  • #8
    Edith Wharton
    “She had been bored all afternoon by Percy Gryce... but she could not ignore him on the morrow, she must follow up her success, must submit to more boredom, must be ready with fresh compliances and adaptibilities, and all on the bare chance that he might ultimately decide to do her the honour of boring her for life.”
    Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth
    tags: fml

  • #9
    Mark Twain
    “The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.”
    Mark Twain

  • #10
    Mark Twain
    “You believe in a book that has talking animals, wizards, witches, demons, sticks turning into snakes, burning bushes, food falling from the sky, people walking on water, and all sorts of magical, absurd and primitive stories, and you say that we are the ones that need help?”
    Mark Twain

  • #11
    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, The Innocents Abroad/Roughing It

  • #12
    Mark Twain
    “A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain.”
    Mark Twain

  • #13
    Anaïs Nin
    “We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.”
    Anaïs Nin

  • #14
    John Stuart Mill
    “I did not mean that Conservatives are generally stupid; I meant, that stupid persons are generally Conservative. I believe that to be so obvious and undeniable a fact that I hardly think any hon. Gentleman will question it.

    [John Stuart Mill, in a Parliamentary debate with the Conservative MP, John Pakington, May 31, 1866.]”
    John Stuart Mill

  • #15
    Clare Boothe Luce
    “Because I am a woman, I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail, no one will say, 'She doesn't have what it takes." ~ ' They will say, 'Women don't have what it takes." -”
    Clare Boothe Luce



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