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  • #1
    Carol Shields
    “Have you ever looked at, say, a picture or a great building or read a paragraph in a book and felt the world suddenly expand and, in the same instant, contract and harden into a kernel of perfect purity? Do you know what I mean? Everything suddenly fits, everything's in its place.”
    Carol Shields, The Stone Diaries

  • #2
    Michael Bassey Johnson
    “Women are gifts, open them with care, judge them with leniecy, test and weigh their depths, then accept those with true worth and value.”
    Michael Bassey Johnson

  • #3
    J.M. Barrie
    “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”
    J.M. Barrie

  • #4
    Marilyn Monroe
    “Your clothes should be tight enough to show you're a woman but loose enough to show you're a lady”
    Marilyn Monroe

  • #5
    Nikos Kazantzakis
    “If a woman sleeps alone it puts a shame on all men. God has a very big heart, but there is one sin He will not forgive. If a woman calls a man to her bed and he will not go.”
    Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek

  • #6
    Sophia Loren
    “A woman's dress should be like a barbed-wire fence: serving its purpose without obstructing the view.”
    Sophia Loren

  • #7
    Frances Hodgson Burnett
    “Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
    Frances Hodgson Burnett

  • #8
    “I would rather wear a suit everyday and be respected than dress half naked and be disrespected.”
    Bianca Frazier

  • #9
    Emily Dickinson
    “A little Madness in the Spring Is wholesome even for the King.”
    Emily Dickinson

  • #10
    Sara Teasdale
    “Stephen kissed me in the spring,
    Robin in the fall,
    But Colin only looked at me
    And never kissed at all.

    Stephen’s kiss was lost in jest,
    Robin’s lost in play,
    But the kiss in Colin’s eyes
    Haunts me night and day.”
    Sara Teasdale, The Collected Poems

  • #11
    Erasmus
    “When I have a little money, I buy books; and if I have any left, I buy food and clothes.”
    Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus

  • #12
    Elizabeth Strout
    “She always played his song because whenever she saw him, it was like moving into a warm pocket of air.”
    Elizabeth Strout, Olive Kitteridge

  • #13
    Socrates
    “True wisdom comes to each of us when we realize how little we understand about life, ourselves, and the world around us.”
    Socrates

  • #14
    Socrates
    “The secret of happiness, you see, is not found in seeking more, but in developing the capacity to enjoy less.”
    Socrates

  • #15
    Socrates
    “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.”
    Socrates

  • #16
    Socrates
    “The misuse of language induces evil in the soul”
    Socrates

  • #17
    Karl Lagerfeld
    “Luxury is the ease of a t-shirt in a very expensive dress.”
    Karl Lagerfeld

  • #18
    Maya Angelou
    “First best is falling in love. Second best is being in love. Least best is falling out of love. But any of it is better than never having been in love.”
    Maya Angelou

  • #19
    Walter Scott
    “Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.”
    Walter Scott

  • #20
    Elizabeth Strout
    “People know exactly who loves them, and how much…”
    Elizabeth Strout
    tags: love

  • #21
    Confucius
    “Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.”
    Confucius

  • #22
    Confucius
    “Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.”
    Confucius

  • #23
    W. Somerset Maugham
    “Irony is a gift of the gods, the most subtle of all the modes of speech. It is an armour and a weapon; it is a philosophy and a perpetual entertainment; it is food for the hungry of wit and drink to those thirsting for laughter...”
    Somerset W. Maugham
    tags: irony

  • #24
    Alice Munro
    “Always remember that when a man goes out of the room, he leaves everything in it behind... When a woman goes out she carries everything that happened in the room along with her.”
    Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

  • #25
    Cassandra Clare
    “As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?”
    Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes

  • #26
    Ian McEwan
    “...beauty, she had discovered occupied a narrow band. Ugliness, on the hand, had infinite variation.”
    Ian McEwan, Atonement

  • #27
    Socrates
    “Children nowadays are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their food, and tyrannise their teachers.”
    Socrates

  • #28
    Jack London
    “As one grows weaker one is less susceptible to suffering. There is less hurt because there is less to hurt.”
    Jack London, The Star Rover

  • #29
    Walter Scott
    “For he that does good, having the unlimited power to do evil, deserves praise not only for the good which he performs, but for the evil which he forbears.”
    Walter Scott, Ivanhoe

  • #30
    Jack London
    “A bone to the dog is not charity. Charity is the bone shared with the dog, when you are just as hungry as the dog.”
    Jack London



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