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Graphics/memes I've created of quotations I particularly like, taken from http://wist.info, my personal, curated quotations collection. Click through on the image to get the full quotation, full citation, and more.

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what matters most is how well you walk through the fire. Charles Bukowski German-American author poet How Is Your Heart? What Matters Most, People Change, Life Goes On, Meaning Of Life, Charles Bukowski, What Is Life About, Your Heart, Einstein, Favorite Quotes

“How Is Your Heart?” (1986)

what matters most is how well you walk through the fire.

Obama, Barack - Speech, Funeral of Elijah Cummings, Washington, DC Oct White House Trump, Best Quotes, Life Quotes, Good People, Amazing People, Family Values, Us Presidents, Barack Obama, Classic Hollywood

Obama, Barack - Speech, Funeral of Elijah Cummings, Washington, DC (25 Oct 2019) | WIST

I was thinking I'd want my daughters to know how much I love them, but I'd also want them to know that being a strong man includes being kind. That

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it How To Become, How To Get, Legal System, A Way Of Life, Morals, Philosophy, Quotations, Frederic, Sayings

Bastiat, Frederic - Economic Sophisms [Sophismes économiques], 2nd Series, ch. 1 "Physiology of plunder Physiologie de la spoliation" (1848) | WIST

When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it

Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear. / Albert Camus Algerian-French novelist, essayist, playwright Notebooks, Vol. [full quote at website] Essayist, Playwright, Albert Camus, Full Quote, Notebooks, Respect, Script, Quotations, How To Get

Camus, Albert - Notebooks, Vol. 1 (1935-1942) | WIST

Always struck by the "comical" aspect of everything in Algeria connected with death. I find nothing more justified. Impossible to exaggerate the

Socialism is a scare word they have hurled a every advance the people have made in the last twenty years. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people. Harry S Truman US President Click thru for full quotation Photo Search, Socialism, Us Presidents, Democratic Party, Pinterest Blog, Helping People, The Twenties, Quotations, Fun Facts

Speech, Syracuse, New York (10 Oct 1952)

Taft explained that the great issue in this campaign is "creeping socialism." Now that is the patented trademark of the special interest lobbies.

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a Football Field, Us Presidents, Integrity, Supreme, Quotations, Leadership, Purpose, Army, David

Eisenhower, Dwight David - (Attributed) | WIST

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a

“For your own good” is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.    Janet Frame (1924-2004) New Zealand author [pen name of Nene Janet Paterson Clutha] Faces in the Water, ch. 4 (1961) Pen Name, Make A Man, Graphic Quotes, All Quotes, Destruction, Quotations, Faces, Author, How To Get

Frame, Janet - Faces in the Water, ch. 4 (1961) | WIST

“For your own good” is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.

JUST DISCOURSE: Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age. Bandy, Playwright, Old Men, You Are The Father, Rage, Quotations, Old Things, How To Get, Clouds

Aristophanes - Clouds, ll. 998-999 (423 BC) [tr. Athenian Soc. (1912)] | WIST

JUST DISCOURSE: Do not bandy words with your father, nor treat him as a dotard, nor reproach the old man, who has cherished you, with his age. Alt.

Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wants to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.    E. M. Forster (1879-1970) English novelist, essayist, critic, librettist [Edward Morgan Forster] Commonplace Book (1985) [ed. Gardner] Long Books, Commonplace Book, Essayist, Critic, Quotations, English, How To Get, Sayings, Reading

Forster, E. M. - Commonplace Book (1985) [ed. Gardner] | WIST

Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wants to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time.

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.    Saul Bellow (1915-2005) Canadian-American writer Herzog (1964) Saul Bellow, Graphic Quotes, All Quotes, What Is Life About, Quotations, Writer, Author, Thoughts, Sayings

Bellow, Saul - Herzog (1964) | WIST

Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.

Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. William Penn, Pennsylvania, Clocks, Quotations, The Cure, How To Get, Let It Be, Sayings, Frame

Penn, William - First Frame of Government for Pennsylvania, Preface (1682) | WIST

Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them, and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them they are ruined too. Wherefore

Acquitting the guilty convicts the judge.] Publilius Syrus (d. The Guilty, Sentences, Quotations, Writer, Image, Frases, Sign Writer, Quotes, Shut Up Quotes

Publilius Syrus - Sentences [Sententiae], #296 | WIST

Acquitting the guilty convicts the judge. Motto of the Edinburgh Review. Alt. trans.: "When the guilty man is let off, the judge stands condemned." "The

Be like the bird, who Halting in his flight On limb too slight Feels it give way beneath him, Yet sings Knowing he hath wings. Victor Hugo, French Poems, Chant, Comme, Quotations, Singing, How To Get, Songs, Feelings

Hugo, Victor - "In the Church of *** [Dans l’eglise de ***]," Songs of Dusk [Les chants du crepuscule], #33 sec. 6 (1836) | WIST

Be like the bird, who Halting in his flight On limb too slight Feels it give way beneath him, Yet sings Knowing he hath wings. Full French poem.

Heap on the wood! — the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We’ll keep our Christmas merry still. Biographer, Historian, Quotations, Chill, Writer, Merry, How To Get, Let It Be, Sayings

Scott, Walter - Marmion, Canto 6, Introduction (1808) | WIST

Heap on the wood! -- the wind is chill; But let it whistle as it will, We'll keep our Christmas merry still.

Novels aren't written, they're rewritten. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it. Michael Crichton, Screenwriter, Editing Writing, Quotations, Novels, Author, How To Get, Sayings, American

Crichton, Michael - (Attributed) | WIST

Novels aren't written, they're rewritten. It is one of the hardest things to accept, especially after the seventh rewrite hasn't quite done it. Crichton

An author is like a horse pulling a coal-cart down an icy hill; he ought to stop, but when he reflects that it would probably kill him to try, he goes His Eyes, Editor, Quotations, Cart, Reflection, Horse, Author, Sayings, Covered Wagon

Davies, Robertson - The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies (1990) | WIST

An author is like a horse pulling a coal-cart down an icy hill; he ought to stop, but when he reflects that it would probably kill him to try, he goes