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  • #1
    Jane Austen
    “A lady, without a family, was the very best preserver of furniture in the world.”
    Jane Austen, Persuasion

  • #2
    Stephen King
    “The road to hell is paved with adverbs.”
    Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

  • #3
    Michael Crichton
    “If you don't know history, then you don't know anything. You are a leaf that doesn't know it is part of a tree. ”
    Michael Crichton

  • #4
    Abraham Lincoln
    “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.”
    Abraham Lincoln

  • #5
    William Faulkner
    “The past is never dead. It's not even past.”
    William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun

  • #6
    Marvin Bell
    “Learn the rules, break the rules, make up new rules, break the new rules.”
    Marvin Bell

  • #7
    Theodore Parker
    “I do not pretend to understand the moral universe; the arc is a long one, my eye reaches but little ways; I cannot calculate the curve and complete the figure by the experience of sight, I can divine it by conscience. And from what I see I am sure it bends towards justice.”
    Theodore Parker, The present aspect of slavery in America and the immediate duty of the North: a speech delivered in the hall of the State house, before the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Convention, on Friday night, January 29, 1858

  • #8
    Julia Ward Howe
    “Any religion which sacrifices women to the brutality of men is no religion.”
    Julia Ward Howe

  • #9
    My course is set for an uncharted sea.
    “My course is set for an uncharted sea.”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #10
    Dante Alighieri
    “The wisest are the most annoyed at the loss of time.”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #11
    Dante Alighieri
    “They yearn for what they fear for.”
    Dante Alighieri, Inferno

  • #12
    Dante Alighieri
    “Nature is the art of God.”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #13
    Dante Alighieri
    “No sadness is greater than in misery to rehearse memories of joy.”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #14
    Dante Alighieri
    “From there we came outside and saw the stars”
    Dante Alighieri, Inferno

  • #15
    Dante Alighieri
    “Heaven wheels above you, displaying to you her eternal glories, and still your eyes are on the ground”
    Dante Alighieri

  • #16
    Seneca
    “No man was ever wise by chance”
    Seneca

  • #17
    Seneca
    “Timendi causa est nescire -
    Ignorance is the cause of fear.”
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Natural Questions

  • #18
    Seneca
    “Life is long, if you know how to use it.”
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

  • #19
    Seneca
    “You act like mortals in all that you fear, and like immortals in all that you desire”
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

  • #20
    Seneca
    “Whatever can happen at any time can happen today.”
    Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

  • #21
    Anthony Doerr
    “What the war did to dreamers.”
    Anthony Doerr, All the Light We Cannot See

  • #22
    John Milton
    “Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse in a free and open encounter?”
    John Milton, Areopagitica

  • #23
    Seneca
    “Can anything be more idiotic than certain people who boast of their foresight? They keep themselves officiously preoccupied in order to improve their lives; they spend their lives in organizing their lives. They direct their purposes with an eye to a distant future. But putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow and loses today. You are arranging what lies in Fortune’s control, and abandoning what lies in yours. What are you looking at? To what goal are you straining?”
    Seneca, On the Shortness of Life

  • #24
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Preserve your memories, keep them well, what you forget you can never retell.”
    Louisa May Alcott

  • #25
    Seneca
    “Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.”
    Seneca

  • #26
    Michel de Montaigne
    “I quote others only in order the better to express myself.”
    Michel de Montaigne, The Complete Essays

  • #27
    Seneca
    “A guilty person sometimes has the luck to escape detection, but never to feel sure of it.”
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic
    tags: guilt

  • #28
    Charles Dickens
    “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
    Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

  • #29
    Louisa May Alcott
    “Nothing provokes speculation more than the sight of a woman enjoying herself." -”
    Louisa May Alcott
    tags: humor

  • #30
    Plato
    “The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.”
    Plato



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