Last year, I collected some worthy quotations and shared them with you along with my thoughts about the subject of a specific quotation. Throughout 2016, I came across several meaningful quotations I wanted to comment about, but I could never come up with anything that would improve the original quotation.
Below, I share with you some of those quotations to which I couldn’t add anything to make them more insightful than they were. Do you have any thoughts about any of these quotations?
“You can close your eyes to reality but not to memories.” –Stanislaw J. Lee, Polish author (1909-1966)
"A wise man without a book is like a workman with no tools.” –Moroccan proverb
“We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power.” –William Ellery Channing, American clergyman (1780-1842)
“When a friend speaks to me, whatever he says is interesting.” –Jean Renoir, Frank movie director (1894-1979)
“There are two great days in a person’s life—the day we are born and the day we discover why.” –William Barclay, Scottish theologian (1907-1978)
“Men and from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.” –George Carlin, American comedian (1937-2008)
“The truth is lived, not taught.” –Hermann Hesse, German-born Swiss poet and author
“Forgetfulness is a form of freedom.” –Khalil Gibran, American poet and artist (1883-1931)
“If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.” –Milton Berle, American comedian (1908-2002)
“Trouble is a part of your life—if you don’t share it, you don’t give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.” –Dinah Shore, American singer (1916-1994)
“Excellence is not a skill, it is an attitude.” –Ralph Marston, American football player (1907-1967)
“We lie loudest when we lie to ourselves. –Eric Hoffer, American philosopher (1898-1083)
“There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown helpless about them.” –Clare Boothe Luce, American author (1903-1967)
“Knowledge is proud that it knows so much; wisdom is humble that it knows no more.” –William Cowper, English poet (1731-1800)
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