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    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
    Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

  • #2
    Leonardo da Vinci
    “A painter should begin every canvas with a wash of black, because all things in nature are dark except where exposed by the light.”
    Leonardo da Vinci

  • #3
    Bret Easton Ellis
    “Life is like a typographical error: we're constantly writing and rewriting things over each other.”
    Bret Easton Ellis

  • #4
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • #5
    George Orwell
    “Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #6
    George Orwell
    “Being in a minority, even in a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth even against the whole world, you were not mad.”
    George Orwell, 1984

  • #7
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
    “The most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, they are felt with the heart.”
    Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

  • #8
    A.A. Milne
    “Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think. Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.”
    A. A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

  • #9
    Henry David Thoreau
    “As if you could kill time without injuring eternity.”
    Henry David Thoreau, Walden

  • #10
    Albert Einstein
    “Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand.”
    Albert Einstein

  • #11
    Jacques Rigaut
    “Don't forget that I cannot see myself, that my role is limited to being the one who looks in the mirror.”
    Jacques Rigaut

  • #12
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy
    “Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?”
    Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy

  • #13
    Albert Pike
    “What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.”
    Albert Pike

  • #14
    Sanober  Khan
    “my dear,
    we are all made of water.
    it's okay to rage. sometimes
    it's okay to rest. to recede.”
    Sanober Khan, A Thousand Flamingos

  • #15
    Elbert Hubbard
    “If men could only know each other, they would neither idolize nor hate.”
    Elbert Hubbard

  • #16
    Thomas Paine
    “If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace.”
    Thomas Paine

  • #17
    Leo Tolstoy
    “All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
    Leo Tolstoy , Anna Karenina

  • #18
    Herman Melville
    “Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”
    Herman Melville

  • #19
    Charlie Chaplin
    “Nothing is permanent in this wicked world, not even our troubles.”
    Charlie Chaplin

  • #20
    Francisco de Goya
    “Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.”
    Francisco de Goya

  • #21
    Tom Stoppard
    “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”
    Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

  • #22
    William Wordsworth
    “What though the radiance which was once so bright
    Be now for ever taken from my sight,
    Though nothing can bring back the hour
    Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
    We will grieve not, rather find
    Strength in what remains behind;
    In the primal sympathy
    Which having been must ever be;
    In the soothing thoughts that spring
    Out of human suffering;
    In the faith that looks through death,
    In years that bring the philosophic mind.”
    William Wordsworth

  • #23
    Ayn Rand
    “Reason is not automatic. Those who deny it cannot be conquered by it. Do not count on them. Leave them alone.”
    Ayn Rand

  • #24
    Friedrich Nietzsche
    “What was silent in the father speaks in the son, and often I found in the son the unveiled secret of the father.”
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • #25
    Martin Luther King Jr.
    “Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression, and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love.”
    Martin Luther King Jr.

  • #26
    P.J. O'Rourke
    “Cleanliness becomes more important when godliness is unlikely.”
    P. J. O'Rourke

  • #27
    Stuart Chase
    “For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don't believe, no proof is possible.”
    Stuart Chase

  • #28
    Camille Paglia
    “The prostitute is not, as feminists claim, the victim of men, but rather their conqueror, an outlaw, who controls the sexual channels between nature and culture”
    Camille Paglia

  • #29
    “I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.”
    Francois Sagon

  • #30
    Terry Pratchett
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it.”
    Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man



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