Quotations Worth Notation

“There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.” — Voltaire

“Don’t bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.” — William Faulkner

“Fairy tales do not tell children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales tell children that dragons can be killed.” — GK Chesterton

“When I get a little money I buy books, and if any is left I buy food and clothes.” — Erasmus

“I cannot believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. I think the purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all.” — Leo Rosten

“The pleasures of love are pains that become desirable, where sweetness and torment blend, and so love is voluntary insanity, infernal paradise, and celestial hell — in short, harmony of opposite yearnings, sorrowful laughter, soft diamond.” — Umberto Eco

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it. — JM Barrie

Think of your own faults the first part of the night when you are awake, and of the faults of others the latter part of the night when you are asleep.¬† — Chinese Proverb

The best memory is that which forgets nothing, but injuries. Write kindness in marble and write injuries in the dust. — Persian proverb

What you don’t see with your eyes, don’t witness with your mouth. — Jewish proverb

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