Quotes to Consider

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Here is a random selection of thoughts from our database of quotes from well-known thinkers that you might enjoy pondering.

He who laughs has not yet heard the bad news.
- Bertolt Brecht

Conscience is a dog that does not stop us from passing but that we cannot prevent from barking.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
- de La Rochefoucauld

What you are, you are by accident of birth; what I am, I am by myself. There are and will be a thousand princes; there is only one Beethoven.
- Beethoven

“The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember”
- Harold Pinter

March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
- Khalil Gibran

Everybody should do at least two things each day that he hates to do, just for practice.
- William James

Most of the press is in league with government, or with the status quo.
- Harold Pinter

It is not what the artist does that counts, but what he is.
- Picasso

The language of excitement is at best picturesque merely. You must be calm before you can utter oracles.
- Henry David Thoreau