Famous Quotes by Famous (and sometimes not so famous) Authors
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“Are you still to learn that the end and perfection of our victories is to avoid the vices and infirmities of those whom we subdue?”
―Alexander the Great
As quoted in Lives by Plutarch, as translated by Arthur Hugh Clough
Domitien, act II, scene ii - Tite et Bérénice (Titus and Berenice) (1670)
“I understand that fear is my friend, but not always. Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed.”
―Hunter S. Thompson
Kingdom of Fear: Loathsome Secrets of a Star-crossed Child in the Final Days of the American Century (2004)
“Wisdom thoroughly learned, will never be forgotten.
Science is got by diligence; but Discretion and Wisdom cometh of GOD.”
The Sayings of the Wise (1555)
“You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self.
Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them.”
Illusions : The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah (1977)
“The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame
Over his living head like Heaven is bent,
An early but enduring monument,
Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song
―Percy Bysshe Shelley
King John act 3, sc. 2, l. 22 (1591–1598)
“The study of social progress is today not less needed in literature than is the analysis of the human heart.”
―Alfred de Vigny
Cinq-Mars (1826), "Truth in Art"
Quote of the day
“It is fashionable to wax apocalyptic about the threat to humanity posed by the AIDS virus, mad cow disease, and many others, but I think a case can be made that faith is one of the world's great evils, comparable to the smallpox virus but harder to eradicate.”