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Quotations from Lovers of Wisdom

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Most people would rather give than get affection.  ~ Aristotle

Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also. ~ Jesus of Nazareth

You will admit that the same education which makes a man a good guardian will make a woman a good guardian. ~ Plato

By love words the mind is winged. ~ Aristophanes

The King (Louis the XVI) knew how to love, pardon, and die; had he known how to punish, he would have known how to reign. ~ Tilly

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. ~ Lao-Tzu

Enthusiasm is everything. It must be taut and vibrating like a guitar string. ~ Pele

Practice is the best master. ~ Roman proverb

Contentment is natural wealth. Luxury is artificial poverty. ~ Socrates

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds. ~ Bill Nye the Science Guy

Try not. Do, or do not. There is no try. ~ Yoda

Here lies an Atheist: All Dressed Up and No Place to Go. ~ Epitaph

We are each of us angels with only one wing, to fly we need only embrace each other. ~ Lucian de Creszenza

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise. ~ Sigmund Freud

Honor isn’t about making the right choices. It’s about dealing with the consequences. ~ Midori Koto

It is NOT what goes INTO humans’ mouths that can make them unclean. It is what COMES OUT OF humans’ mouths that makes them unclean. ~ Jesus of Nazareth

Teach thy tongue to say ‘I do not know’ and thou shalt progress. ~Maimonides (Rabbi Moses ben Maimon, Rambam)

How come ‘fat chance’ and ‘slim chance’ mean the same thing? ~ Ziggy

Remember your Valentine. I love you. ~ Saint Valentine, Helper of Christians during the reign of Emperor Claudius II Gothicus.   St. Valentine was put in jail, became a believer in Jesus, and was clubbed to death (then beheaded) for conversion to Christianity while in jail on February 14, 269 CE – because he continued to marry young couples even though Claudius forbade it.

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