Friday, January 20, 2017

Amazing Quotes from English and American People



Compiled by: Sam LaRochelle

"Whether we turn to the declarations of the past, or to the professions of the present, the conduct of man seems equally hideous and revolting. America is false to the past, false to the present, and solemnly binds herself to be false to the future."
~Frederick Douglass (July 5th, 1852)

"Would you argue more, and denounce less, would you persuade more, and rebuke less, your cause would be much more likely to succeed...."
~Frederick Douglass (July 5th, 1852)

"The Celestial Empire, the mystery of ages, is being solved. The fiat of the Almighty, ‘Let there be Light’, has not yet spent its force. No abuse; no outrage, whether in taste, sport or avarice, can now hide itself from the all-pervading light."
~Frederick Douglass (July 5th, 1852)

"The sentiments of men are known not only by what they receive but what they reject also." ~Thomas Jefferson

"Let both sides seek to invoke the wonders of science instead of its terrors. Together let us explore the stars, conquer the deserts, eradicate disease, tap the ocean depths and encourage the arts and commerce."
~John F. Kennedy (from his Inaugural Address)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live.”
~J.K. Rowling

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”
~J.K. Rowling

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”
~J.K. Rowling

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
~J.K. Rowling

“We're all human, aren't we? Every human life is worth the same, and worth saving.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best.”
~Marilyn Monroe

“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
~Albert Einstein

“Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind.”
~ Bernard M. Baruch

“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything.”
~ Mark Twain

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
~ Elbert Hubbard

“I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
~ Maya Angelou

“Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”
~ Oscar Wilde

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
~ Robert Siltanen

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it's better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
~Marilyn Monroe

“When it comes down to it, I let them think what they want. If they care enough to bother with what I do, then I'm already better than them.”
~ Marilyn Monroe

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
~ Charles Dickens (A Tale of Two Cities)

“The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.”
~ Charles Dickens (Nicholas Nickleby)

“The loneliest moment in someone’s life is when they are watching their whole world fall apart, and all they can do is stare blankly.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald




“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”
~ John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

“All war is a symptom of man's failure as a thinking animal.”
~ John Steinbeck

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”
~ John Steinbeck

“I was born lost and take no pleasure in being found.”
~ John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America)

“Lets dedicate ourselves to what the ancient greeks wrote so many years ago, to tame the savageness of man and make gentle the life of this world. Let us dedicate ourselves to that”
~ Robert F. Kennedy

“Every time we turn our heads the other way when we see the law flouted, when we tolerate what we know to be wrong, when we close our eyes and ears to the corrupt because we are too busy or too frightened, when we fail to speak up and speak out, we strike a blow against freedom and decency and justice.”
~ Robert F. Kennedy

“Whatever you are, be a good one.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

“When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion.”
~ Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Epic Quotes from a Few of Our Beloved Authors



Compiled by: Sam LaRochelle

“All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither,
Deep roots are not reached by the frost.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien (The Fellowship of the Ring)

“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
~ J.R.R. Tolkien

“Never laugh at live dragons.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“There is some good in this world, and it's worth fighting for.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“The Road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began.
Now far ahead the Road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with eager feet,
Until it joins some larger way
Where many paths and errands meet.
And whither then? I cannot say.”
~J.R.R. Tolkien

“Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”
~ J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows)

“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”
~ J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)

“Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone)

“Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure.”
~J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

“It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.”
~J.K. Rowling

“You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
~ Dr. Suess

“I am so clever that sometimes I don't understand a single word of what I am saying.”
~ Oscar Wilde (The Happy Prince and Other Stories)

“We accept the love we think we deserve.”
~ Stephen Chbosky (The Perks Of Being A Wallflower)

“Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

“...that fitful strain of melancholy which will ever be found inseparable from the perfection of the beautiful.”
~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Never close your lips to those whom you have already opened your heart.”
~ Charles Dickens

“I loved her against reason, against promise, against peace, against hope, against happiness, against all discouragement that could be.”
~ Charles Dickens (Great Expectations)

“Have a heart that never hardens, and a temper that never tires, and a touch that never hurts.”
~ Charles Dickens

“What greater gift than the love of a cat.”
~ Charles Dickens

“Show me a hero, and I'll write you a tragedy.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I fell in love with her courage, her sincerity, and her flaming self respect. And it's these things I'd believe in, even if the whole world indulged in wild suspicions that she wasn't all she should be. I love her and it is the beginning of everything.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

“He smiled understandingly-much more than understandingly. It was one of those rare smiles with a quality of eternal reassurance in it, that you may come across four or five times in life. It faced--or seemed to face--the whole eternal world for an instant, and then concentrated on you with an irresistible prejudice in your favor. It understood you just as far as you wanted to be understood, believed in you as you would like to believe in yourself, and assured you that it had precisely the impression of you that, at your best, you hoped to convey.”
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald (The Great Gatsby)

“You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.”
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

“I wonder how many people I've looked at all my life and never seen.”
~ John Steinbeck (The Winter of Our Discontent)

“And now that you don't have to be perfect, you can be good.”
~ John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

“And this I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual. This is what I am and what I am about.”
~ John Steinbeck (East of Eden)

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
~ John Steinbeck (Travels with Charley: In Search of America)