Movie Quotes about Life

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Movies are a great way to learn. From other people’s cultures to history, there’s no end to what you can learn.

For every movie that made the box office, there’s a team of talented writers and actors. These people made your favorite movie a piece of wonder.

While most people focus on the action, there’s a gold mine most people neglect — quotes.

This post will show you some of the best 25 quotes from movies that’ll help you on life’s journey.

1. “The hardest choices require the strongest wills.”  —  Thanos, Avengers Infinity War

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Whether you hate Thanos or not, this quote is very true. Whatever life decision, you decide to make, you need extreme guts to choose a path that affects you most. This is true of a career, choosing a life partner or changing your jobs.

2. “Eitri, this isn’t about your hands. every weapon you’ve ever designed, every ax, hammer, sword. It’s all inside your head.”  —  Thor, Avengers Infinity War

When Thanos decimated the land of the dwarfs, the dwarf king complained that he could not make a new weapon for Thor due to Thanos cutting off his hands.

Thor’s words here are not only for Eitri but for us as well. Your mind is the first tool you should beckon on. You might say “If I have X, I’ll do Y”. However, most times X comes and we don’t do Y because we have not won the battle in our mind.

3. “Pride is not the opposite of shame, but its source.”  —  Iroh, Episode 09, Season 2, The Last Airbender

The feeling of shame comes because of our unmet expectations. If we see beyond the pride, and that we’re merely humans who can fail, we will start overcoming the feeling of shame.

4. “Remember, they love money so pretend like you won a gold mine and you’re in the club.”  —  Molly Brown

Behaving as if you are successful already can be a catalyst for success. Many books and studies have shown this.

5. “It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”  —  Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)

Friends can be disastrous, even more than enemies. You know your enemies put you on your foot, but your friends can make you feel comfortable. You need a good deal of guts and judgments when dealing with your friends, hence you might be heading on to the gallows.

6. “So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us.”  —  Gandalf, The Lord of the Ring (The Fellowship of the Ring)

You can’t slow down and fast forward time. You can’t even decide what time to live, you only found yourself here at this present time. Wisdom means you have to use the time wisely as time lost can’t be recovered. You can’t do that with physical possessions.

7. The Empire Strikes Back

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8. “Nobody is gonna hit as hard as life, but it ain’t how hard you can hit. It’s how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. It’s how much you can take, and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done”.  —  Rocky Balboa, Rocky Balboa

9. “Great men are not born great, they grow great.”  —  Mario Puzzo, The Godfather

First, this quote applies to everyone whether you’re a man or a woman. You become great by being great. You show greatness. If greatness is about being born with it, the powerful men today would have been people born into power or wealth. However, the most powerful people in the world are not born into monarchy, power or wealth. You have to work hard to become great, there’s no shortcut.

10. “No one ever made a difference by being like everybody else.”  —  PT Barnum, The Greatest Showman

PT Barnum despite not pedigree. No background. He was able to make something out of his life, becoming the greatest showman of recent history. Although he never said this in real life, his life was full of surprises. This helped him better than his talent. Steve Jobs summarized it in “Think Different”, the Apple slogan.

11. “There’s no place like home.”  —  Glinda, The Wizard of Oz

This quote is one of the reasons, the Wizard of Oz has remained a fan favorite. No matter what we do, we’ll still go back to our various homes at the end of the day. No matter the reason for our leaving home, we should not forget that we’ll always come back home. It is wisdom for us to keep our home calm in all aspects so we’ll be comfortable when we return.

12. “Love cannot be found where it doesn’t exist, nor can it be hidden where it truly does.” — David Schwimmer, Kissing a Fool

You simply can’t force love. It’s unrealistic to think you can make someone love you. It happens, but that’s not frequent. Someone who loves you will show it and appreciate it.

13. “Don’t let anyone ever make you feel like you don’t deserve what you want”  —  Patrick Verona, 10 Things I Hate About You

Most people live an unproductive life because people talked them out of it. Don’t allow anyone to do that to you. You know what you want, go get it.

14. “You got a dream… you gotta protect it. People can’t do something themselves, they wanna tell you you cannot do it. If you want something, goes get it.”  —  Christopher Gardner, The Pursuit of Happyness

You can only be happy if you follow your dream. The worst regret is when you’re on your death bed thinking of things you should have done. You hardly regret what you did.

15. “What we do in life echoes in eternity”  —  Maximus, Gladiator

What we do in life echoes in eternity

If you want to be remembered for anything, you should make reasonable choices.

16. The past can hurt. —  Rafiki, The Lion King

The past can hurt - The Lion King

This is one of the amazing scenes of Lion King. Wise people learn from their past. It’s only foolish people that don’t learn from their past.

17. Choices Matter

Choices Matter

18. “The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should be treated with great caution.”  —  Albus Dumbledore (Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone)

Not everyone wants to hear the truth. That doesn’t mean you should tell them lies instead. Rather, be careful. Learn how to be diplomatic with the truth, hence you will make enemies for yourself. You won’t like that.

19. “Our lives are defined by the opportunities, even the ones we miss”  —  Benjamin Button, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

20. “You have to get lost before you find yourself.”  —  Margo Roth Spiegelman, Paper Towns

Since none of us came with a map, it’s logical that we’ll get lost. However, make sure you find yourself.

21. Shrek

Shrek Trust who you are.

22. “Never be in a hurry. You’ll miss the best part in life.”  —  Marlene Dietrich, Around the World in Eighty Days

23. “In this life, you don’t have to prove nothin’ to nobody but yourself.”  —  Fortune, Rudy

24. “We never lose our demons, Mardo. We only learn to live above them.”  —  The Ancient One, Doctor Strange

We’re humans and are not perfect. We’ll continue to make mistakes or behave wildly. What we can do, however, is to better ourselves daily. Reading, meditation, and socializing are some of the ways of bettering ourselves.

25. “I never look, darling. It distracts me from the now.”  —  Edna Mode, The Incredibles

Focusing on the moment is what leads to a great life. Stop looking back to the past. Never get fixated on the future, you will end up missing the amazing things happening around you.

Inspirational Quotes about Ambition: pro and against ambition

Inspirational Quotes about Ambition pro and against ambition

Inspirational Quotes about Ambition pro and against ambition

Here are 33 Quotes and Sayings about Ambition. some sayings against Ambitions and others are praising. I am with Ambition, there is no success without ambition. but some people in the past may be thought ambition is greed, that is why we will see different opinions about Ambition.

1. All are desirous to win the prize.

2. Ambition has no rest. Bulwer.

3. Ambition hath one heel nailed in hell,
Though she stretches her fingers to touch the

heavens. Lilly.

4. Ambition is as hollow as the soul of an echo.

5. Ambition is no cure for love. Scott.

6. Ambition is the last infirmity of noble minds.

7. Ambition is the mind’s immodesty. Davenant.

8. Ambition is the soldier’s virtue.

9. Ambition is the way in which a vulgar man
aspires. Beecher.

10. Ambition is torment enough for an enemy.

11. Ambition knows no gorge but the grave.

Carl Seelbach.

12. Ambition like a torrent ne’er looks back.

Ben Jonson.

13. Ambition, thou powerful source of good or ill.

Young.

14. Blind ambition quite mistakes her road.

Young.

15. Blood only serves to wash the ambition’s hands.

Byron.

16. Black ambition stains a public cause. 

17. By jumping at the stars you may fall in the
Oiud.

18. Climb not too high lest the fall be the
greater.

19. Earth’s worst tempters, gold and ambition.

Bulwer.

20. Fling away ambition, by that sin, fell the
angels. 

21. He cannot see the river, his heart is set on
leaping the dragon gate. Chinese.

22. He has gone in search of the (fabulous) birds
of the sea. {Said of an ambitious person.^ Kaffir.

23. He that cuts above himself will get splinters
in his eye.

24. He that heweth above his height may have
a chip in his eye.

25. He who would rise in the world should veil
his ambition with the forms of humanity. Chinese.

26. He would fain fly but wants feathers.

27. He would open his hand in order to grasp
the moon in the heavens, he would plunge into the
sea to grasp leviathan. Chinese.

28. In heaven, ambition cannot dwell.

29. It is a mean ambition to be the ‘squire of
the company.

30. Proud ambition is but a beggar. Daniel.

31. The trap to the high born is ambition.

32. There is no eel so small but it hopes to be-
come a whale. 

33 There is nothing humbler than ambition
when it is about to climb. Franklin.

Best James Allen Inspirational Image Quotes and Sayings from his book As a Man Thinketh

 James Allen Inspirational Quotes and Sayings from his books
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Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and their daughter, Nohra — moved to a small cottage in Ilfracombe, Devon, England to pursue a simple life of contemplation. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works. He also edited and published a magazine, “The Light of Reason”.

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 James Allen motivational quotes

“The visions you glorify in your mind,
The ideals you enthrone in your heart..
This you will build your life by…
This you will become.”
― James Allen

“Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom. It is the result of long and patient effort in self-control. Its presence is an indication of ripened experience, and of a more than ordinary knowledge of the laws and operations of thought.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A man becomes calm in the measure that he understands himself as a thought-evolved being. For such knowledge necessitates the understanding of others as the result of thought, and as he develops a right understanding, and sees ever more clearly the internal relations of things by the action of cause and effect, he ceases to fuss, fume, worry, and grieve. He remains poised, steadfast, serene.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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“Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation…”
― James Allen

“All that a man achieves and all that he fails to achieve is the direct result of his own thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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“The law of harvest is to reap more than you sow. Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit and you reap a character. Sow a character and you reap a destiny. ”
― James Allen

“There can be no progress nor achievement without sacrifice, and a man’s worldly success will be by the measure that he sacrifices his confused animal thoughts, and fixes his mind on the development of his plans, and the strengthening of his resolution and self-reliance.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“The dreamers are the saviors of the world. As the visible world is sustained by the invisible, so men, through all their trials and sins and sordid vocations, are nourished by the beautiful visions of their solitary dreamers.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“As a man thinketh in his heart, so shall he be”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Good thoughts and actions can never produce bad results; bad thoughts
and actions can never produce good results … We understand this law in
the natural world, and work with it; but few understand it in the mental
and moral world—although its operation there is just as simple and undeviating—
and they, therefore, do not cooperate with it.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A particular train of thought persisted in, be it good or bad, cannot fail to produce its results on the character and circumstances. A man cannot directly choose his circumstances, but he can choose his thoughts, and so indirectly, yet surely, shape his circumstances.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

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“He who would accomplish little need sacrifice little; he who would achieve much must sacrifice much. He who would attain highly must sacrifice greatly.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Do not dwell upon the sins and mistakes of yesterday so exclusively as to have no energy and mind left for living rightly today, and do not think that the sins of yesterday can prevent you from living purely today.”
― James Allen, Byways of Blessedness

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 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

  James Allen motivational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

“A man’s mind may be likened to a garden, which may be intelligently cultivated or allowed to run wild; but whether cultivated or neglected, it must, and will, bring forth. If no useful seeds are put into it, then an abundance of useless weed seeds will fall therein, and will continue to produce their kind.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Self-control is strength. Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power. ”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“The outer conditions of a person’s life will always be found to be harmoniously related to his inner state…Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless the weaker is willing to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 James Allen motivational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“The world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going”
― James Allen

“Men do not attract that which they want, but that which they are.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A noble and God-like character is not a thing of favor or chance, but is the natural result of continued effort in right thinking, the effect of long-cherished association with God-like thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“To Desire is to Obtain to Aspire is to Achieve”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

 Best James Allen Inspirational quotes

“As he thinks, so he is; as he continues to think, so he remains.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A man is literally what he thinks, his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A person is limited only by the thoughts that he chooses.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“A man only begins to be a man when he ceases to whine and revile, and commences to search for the hidden justice which regulates his life. And he adapts his mind to that regulating factor, he ceases to accuse others as the cause of his condition, and builds himself up in strong and noble thoughts; ceases to kick against circumstances, but begins to use them as aids to his more rapid progress, and as a means of the hidden powers and possibilities within himself.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“Cherish your visions.
Cherish your ideals.
Cherish the music that stirs in your heart, the beauty that forms in your mind, the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts.
For out of them will grow all delightful conditions, all heavenly environment, of these, if you but remain true to them, your world will at last be built.”
― James Allen, As a Man Thinketh

“The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.”
― James Allen

“You are today where your thoughts have brought you;
you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.”
― James Allen

“Circumstance does not make the man; it reveals him to himself.”
― James Allen

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes and brave sayings “I’m the Meryl Streep of generals”

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes and brave sayings “I’m the Meryl Streep of generals”

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes

James Norman Mattis (born September 8, 1950) is a retired United States Marine Corps general who was the 26th United States Secretary of Defense, serving in the Cabinet of Donald Trump. Mattis was previously the 11th Commander of United States Central Command during the presidency of Barack Obama and was responsible for American military operations in the Middle East, Northeast Africa, and Central Asia.

“I’m honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress,” he joked. “So I guess I’m the Meryl Streep of generals and frankly that sounds pretty good to me, and you do have to admit between me and Meryl, at least we’ve had some victories.”

Combining al Qaeda’s significant fighting capabilities with a stronger focus on the administrative capabilities that might permit it to hold ground, the Islamic State copied the latter from Hezbollah’s model. Basically, Islamic State is a combined al Qaeda and Lebanese Hezbollah on steroids, destabilizing the region, dissolving borders/changing the political geography in the mid-east, and hardening political positions that make mid-east peace-building more remote by the day.
James Mattis

When you were the commander of the Central Command, how much time, worry did you have on Iran? Was that your primary concern?
I don’t have worry and stress. I cause worry and stress.

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes
James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes

James Mattis Best Inspiring Quotes

The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot. There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim. It’s really a hell of a lot of fun. You’re gonna have a blast out here!

Good afternoon, Marines. Thank you for your attention so late on a Friday. I know the women of Southern California are waiting for you, so I won’t waste your time.

For all the ‘4th Generation of War’ intellectuals running around today saying that the nature of war has fundamentally changed, the tactics are wholly new, etc., I must respectfully say, ‘Not really’: Alexander the Great would not be in the least bit perplexed by the enemy that we face right now in Iraq, and our leaders going into this fight do their troops a disservice by not studying — studying, vice just reading — the men who have gone before us. We have been fighting on this planet for 5,000 years and we should take advantage of their experience. ‘Winging it’ and filling body bags as we sort out what works reminds us of the moral dictates and the cost of incompetence in our profession.

You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually, it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.

I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you a

After the invasion of Iraq -and after sending his tanks and artillery home- Mattis sent this message to the Iraqi leaders in every area his men served in

In this age, I don’t care how tactically or operationally brilliant you are, if you cannot create harmony—even vicious harmony—on the battlefield based on trust across service lines, across coalition and national lines, and across civilian/military lines, you need to go home, because your leadership is obsolete. We have got to have officers who can create harmony across all those lines.

Message sent from Mattis on 31 December 2018, his last day as Secretary of Defense, to all members of the U.S. Department of Defense.[citation needed]

MEMORANDUM FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE
SUBJECT: Farewell Message
On February 1, 1865, President Lincoln sent General Ulysses S. Grant a one-sentence telegram. It read: “Let nothing which is transpiring change, hinder, or delay your military movements, or plans.” Our Department’s leadership, civilian and military, remains in the best possible hands. I am confident that each of you remains undistracted from our sworn mission to support and defend the Constitution while protecting our way of life. Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes. It has been my high honor to serve at your side. May God hold you safe in the air, on land, and at sea.

Letter of Resignation

Dear Mr. President,
I have been privileged to serve as our country’s 26th Secretary of Defense which has allowed me to serve alongside our men and women of the Department in defense of our citizens and our ideals.
I am proud of the progress that has been made over the past two years on some of the key goals articulated in our National Defense Strategy: putting the Department on a sounder budgetary footing, improving readiness and lethality in our forces, and reforming the Department’s business practices for greater performance. Our troops continue to provide the capabilities needed to prevail in conflict and sustain strong U.S. global influence.
One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our unique and comprehensive system of alliances and partnerships. While the US remains the indispensable nation in the free world, we cannot protect our interests or serve that role effectively without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect to those allies. Like you, I have said from the beginning that the armed forces of the United States should not be the policeman of the world. Instead, we must use all tools of American power to provide for the common defense, including providing effective leadership to our alliances. NATO’s 29 democracies demonstrated that strength in their commitment to fighting alongside us following the 9-11 attack on America. The Defeat-ISIS coalition of 74 nations is further proof.
Similarly, I believe we must be resolute and unambiguous in our approach to those countries whose strategic interests are increasingly in tension with ours. It is clear that China and Russia, for example, want to shape a world consistent with their authoritarian model – gaining veto authority over other nations’ economic, diplomatic, and security decisions – to promote their own interests at the expense of their neighbors, America, and our allies. That is why we must use all the tools of American power to provide for the common defense.
My views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. We must do everything possible to advance an international order that is most conducive to our security, prosperity, and values, and we are strengthened in this effort by the solidarity of our alliances.
Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position. The end date for my tenure is February 28, 2019, a date that should allow sufficient time for a successor to be nominated and confirmed as well as to make sure the Department’s interests are properly articulated and protected at upcoming events to include Congressional posture hearings and the NATO Defense Ministerial meeting in February. Further, that a full transition to a new Secretary of Defense occurs well in advance of the transition of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in September in order to ensure stability Within the Department.
I pledge my full effort to a smooth transition that ensures the needs and interests of the 2.15 million Service Members and 732,079 DoD civilians receive undistracted attention of the Department at all times so that they can fulfill their critical, round-the-clock mission to protect the American people.
I very much appreciate this opportunity to serve the nation and our men and women in uniform.

Best Beer Inspiring image Quotes and sayings by famous people

Best Good Quotes about Beer by Famous People.

Good Quotes about Beer

Who does not love beer? beer is the pain killer of the cobweb of mind. when you drink beer you feel you are home, I do love beer if you do, I collected some best quotes about beer, Do not forget to send me one beer.

Good Quotes about Beer

“Never underestimate how much assistance, how much satisfaction, how much comfort, how much soul and transcendence there might be in a well-made taco and a cold bottle of beer.”
― Tom Robbins, Jitterbug Perfume

“Life is like a beer. When the bubbles blew over, that was when the beer started. The beer is only half as good without the foam.”
― Vann Chow, The Kiss of the Pachinko Girl

Good Quotes about Beer

“Most cultures made beer before they had an alphabet.”
― Matthew Weiner

Good Quotes about Beer

“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts, and beer.”
― Abraham Lincoln

Good Quotes about Beer

“I never had problems with my fellow scientists. Scientists are a friendly, atheistic, hard-working, beer-drinking lot whose minds are preoccupied with sex, chess, and baseball when they are not preoccupied with science.”
― Yann Martel

“Beer: Aurdwynn’s favorite source of sterile, portable calories.”
― Seth Dickinson

“You can’t be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline – it helps if you have some kind of football team or some nuclear weapons, but in the very least you need a beer.”
― Frank Zappa

“That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.”
― Kevin Hearne, Hammered

“A man who lies about beer makes enemies”
― Stephen King, Pet Sematary

Good Quotes about Beer

“Political correctness may be the flavor of the month politically, but in arts, it will always come across as weak, and not very true to life, like having a beer when you need a scotch”
― Robert Black

“I want a beer. I want a giant, ice-cold bottle of beer and shower sex.”
― Nora Roberts, Chasing Fire

Good Quotes about Beer

“Oh, this beer here is cold, cold and hop-bitter, no point coming up for air, gulp, till it’s all–hahaha.”
― Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow

“And … and what is civilization if it isn’t people talking to each other over a goddamned beer?”
― James S.A. Corey, Cibola Burn

Let me finish my beer.” (Stark)
“Of course. The end of the world can wait. (Kasabian)”
― Richard Kadrey, Kill the Dead

Good Quotes about Beer

“120 million of us place the big bang 2,500 years after the Babylonians and Sumerians learned to brew beer.”
― Sam Harris,

Good Quotes about Beer

“Across the troubled maelstrom of time, people always need a beer.”
― Ellen Kushner, The Fall of the Kings

Good Quotes about Beer

“The water tastes okay, but the beer tastes great!”
― Anthony T. Hincks.

“When all else fails, there is music. When that fails you, there is beer.”
― James Hauenstein

Brave New World Inspiring Book Image Quotes and Short Sayings

Best Image Quotes from Brave New World Book by Aldous Huxley and short excerpts

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

The Brave New World character Mustapha Mond, Resident World Controller of Western Europe, is named after Sir Alfred Mond. … Huxley used the setting and characters in his science fiction novel to express widely held opinions, particularly the fear of losing individual identity in the fast-paced world of the future.

Banned for Atheism and Racism

Mustapha Mond at one point says that if there were a God, he would not be present in the society of the World State because he isn’t needed.

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“But I don’t want comfort. I want God, I want poetry, I want real danger, I want freedom, I want goodness. I want to sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Universal happiness keeps the wheels steadily turning, truth and beauty can’t.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Never put off till tomorrow the fun you can have today.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Did you ever feel, as though you had something inside you that was only waiting for you to give it a chance to come out? Some sort of extra power that you aren’t using – you know, like all the water that goes down the falls instead of through the turbines?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I’m claiming the right to be unhappy.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“When people are suspicious with you, you start being suspicious with them.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“We don’t want to change. Every change is a menace to stability.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Happiness has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr. Watson–paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty. I was too much interested in truth; I paid too.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Those who meant well behaved in the same way as those who meant badly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“It isn’t only art that is incompatible with happiness, it’s also science. Science is dangerous, we have to keep it most carefully chained and muzzled.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Back to culture. Yes, actually to culture. You can’t consume much if you sit still and read books.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“What’s the point of truth or beauty or knowledge when anthrax bombs are popping all around you?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the over-compensations for misery.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“The optimum population is modeled on the iceberg- eight-ninths below the water line, one-ninth above.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“God isn’t compatible with machinery and scientific medicine and universal happiness. You must make a choice. Our civilization has chosen machinery and medicine and happiness.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“They’re old; they’re about God hundreds of years ago. Not about God now”
“But God doesn’t change”
“Men do though”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A physical shortcoming could produce a kind of mental excess. The process, it seemed, was reversible. Mental excess could produce, for its own purposes, the voluntary blindness and deafness of deliberate solitude, the artificial impotence of asceticism.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“O brave new world that has such people in it.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“One can’t have something for nothing. Happiness has got to be paid for. You’re paying for it, Mr. Watson – paying because you happen to be too much interested in beauty.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“This concern with the basic condition of freedom — the absence of physical constraint — is unquestionably necessary, but is not all that is necessary. It is perfectly possible for a man to be out of prison and yet not free — to be under no physical constraint and yet to be a psychological captive, compelled to think, feel and act as the representatives of the national State, or of some private interest within the nation, want him to think, feel and act.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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  Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“Can you say something about nothing?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Isn’t there something in living dangerously?”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I don’t want comfort. I want poetry. I want danger. I want freedom. I want sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“But every one belongs to everyone else”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“To be excited is still to be unsatisfied.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn’t nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“If one’s different, one’s bound to be lonely.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I want to know what passion is. I want to feel something strongly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I am I, and I wish I weren’t.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I like being myself. Myself and nasty.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“Chronic remorse, as all the moralists are agreed, is a most undesirable sentiment. If you have behaved badly, repent, make what amends you can and address yourself to the task of behaving better next time. On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“…most men and women will grow up to love their servitude and will never dream of revolution.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“No social stability without individual stability.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I ate civilization. It poisoned me; I was defiled. And then,” he added in a lower tone, “I ate my own wickedness.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I’d rather be myself,” he said. “Myself and nasty. Not somebody else, however jolly.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“…reality, however utopian, is something from which people feel the need of taking pretty frequent holidays….”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“The Savage interrupted him. “But isn’t it natural to feel there’s a God?”
“You might as well ask if it’s natural to do up one’s trousers with zippers,” said the Controller sarcastically. “You remind me of another of those old fellows called Bradley. He defined philosophy as the finding of bad reason for what one believes by instinct. As if one believed anything by instinct! One believes things because one has been conditioned to believe them. Finding bad reasons for what one believes for other bad reasons–that’s philosophy. People believe in God because they’ve been conditioned to.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“The Savage nodded, frowning. “You got rid of them. Yes, that’s just like you. Getting rid of everything unpleasant instead of learning to put up with it. Whether ’tis better in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, Or to take arms against a sea of troubles and by opposing end them…But you don’t do either. Neither suffer nor oppose. You just abolish the slings and arrows. It’s too easy.”
…”What you need,” the Savage went on, “is something with tears for a change. Nothing costs enough here.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

 Brave New World Book Aldous Huxley best quotes

“One of the principal functions of a friend is to suffer (in a milder and symbolic form) the punishments that we should like, but are unable, to inflict upon our enemies.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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“Great is the truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view, is silence about truth.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“There was a thing called Heaven; but all the same they used to drink enormous quantities of alcohol.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“A love of nature keeps no factories busy.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“I want God, I want poetry, I want danger, I want freedom, I want sin.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Ending is better than mending.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“It is natural to believe in God when you’re alone– quite alone, in the night, thinking about death.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“We are not our own any more than what we possess is our own. We did not make ourselves, we cannot be supreme over ourselves. We are not our own masters.”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

“Pain was a fascinating horror”
― Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

Best J. Howard Moore quotes about humanity, animals, and ethics

Best J. Howard Moore quotes about humanity, animals, and ethics

Best J. Howard Moore quotes

he was a great philosopher was an advocate for animal rights, ethics, and humanity, he died in 1916

John Howard Moore was an American zoologist, philosopher, educator, and socialist. He advocated for the welfare and rights of animals and authored several articles, books, essays, and pamphlets on ethics, vegetarianism, humanitarianism, and education.

All conscious beings are struggling, struggling to keep themselves in joint with their environment. Those things and creatures and events that aid them in their struggles are desirable and they call them good, and those things and creatures and events that oppose and defeat the satisfaction of desires is called bad. Right and wrong exist as conceptions of mind because there are portions of the universe capable of happiness and misery. Erase sentiency from the universe and you erase the possibility of ethics. Every conscious portion of the universe, therefore, has ethical relations to every other conscious portion (man, woman, worm, Eskimo, oyster, ox), but not to inanimate portions (clod, cabbage, river, rose), because the ones are sentient and the others are not.
― J. Howard Moore

Every being is incomparably precious to himself. This is the most mournful feature in human psychology. We did not invent it. It was handed to us along with our fingers and our fondness for eating. It is the psychic calamity of the animal kingdom.
― J. Howard Moore

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“I am ashamed of the race of beings to which I belong. It is so cruel and bigoted, so hypocritical, so soulless and insane. I would rather be an insect … a bee or a butterfly … and float in dim dreams among the wild-flowers of summer than be a man and feel the horrible and ghastly wrongs and sufferings of this wretched world.”
― J. Howard Moore

The universe, so far as we can make out, is neither all-wise nor all foolish. It is both good and bad. It maintains some of the most careful economies sides by side with the most reckless. The defects of the universe are just as apparent to him who is not cowardly or incompetent as are its excellencies. It is the rogue and the ignoramus who argue in justification of existing barbarisms that these barbarisms are beautiful because they represent the procedures of “nature.” As a matter of fact, all ways are nature’s ways, the unconscious and clumsy as truly as the intelligent and exquisite. The philosophers of laissez-faire, who would have human beings disuse what little intelligence has, during the past twenty millions of years, been developed on the earth, and would have them derive their ethics from the regions of biological somnambulism, are the philosophers to be heeded when humanity goes mad. It is childish to assume that we upper intelligence can not improve on the unconscious conditions about us. It is the very thing that is being done every hour of time. The whole effort of the industry is nothing else than an effort to improve the attitudes of the material universe. And it is just as sagacious to suppose that living beings are incompetent to improve their relations to the inanimate universe as to suppose they may not reform and enhance their relations to each other.
J. Howard Moore

“Yes, do as you would be done by – and not to the dark man and the white woman alone, but to the sorrel horse and the grey squirrel as well; not to creatures of your own anatomy alone, but to all creatures. You cannot go high enough, low enough nor far enough to find those whose bowed and broken beings will not rise up at the coming of the kindly heart, or whose souls will not darken at the touch of inhumanity. Do to beings below as you would be done by beings above you. They are our fellow mortals. They came out of the same mysterious womb of the past, are passing through the same dream, and are destined to the same melancholy end as we ourselves. Let us be kind and merciful to them.”
― J. Howard Moore

“A universe is, indeed, to be pitied whose dominating inhabitants are so unconscious and so ethically embryonic that they make life a commodity, mercy a disease, and systematic massacre a pastime and a profession.”
― J. Howard Moore

The trouble with all ethical systems of this world has been their partiality. They have been arranged with undue regard for those who invented them. And this defect vitiates the prevailing systems to-day as it has vitiated the systems that have been produced in times gone by.
― J. Howard Moore

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It is simply monstrous, this horrible savagery and somnambulism in which we grope. It is the climax of mundane infamy — the “paragon of the universe” dozing on the pedestal of his imagination and contemplating himself as an interstellar pet and all other beings as commodities. Let us startle ourselves, those of us who can, to a realization of the holocaust we are perpetrating on our feathered and fur-covered friends. For remember the same sentiment of sympathy and fraternity that broke the black man’s manacles and is to-day melting the white woman’s chains will to-morrow emancipate the sorrel horse and the heifer; and as the ages bloom and the great wheels of the centuries grind on, all the races of the earth shall become kind, and this age of ours, so bigoted and raw, shall be remembered in history as an age of insanity, somnambulism, and blood.
― J. Howard Moore

Well, may we be dazed by the horrific metamorphosis? Dark days are upon us. The pendulum of civilization trembles, as if to swing back to the inglorious twilight of the past. Imperialistic tendencies are laying their damning clutches on the unsuspecting form of the republic. Fearful questions confront us. Whether we are to be compelled henceforth to read with downcast gaze the matchless axioms of Jefferson and to mumble in confusion the heroic history of our dead—whether the Fourth of July is to be henceforth a day of embarrassment and shame instead of, as hitherto, an occasion for spontaneous and boundless pride—whether Yorktown and Monmouth are to become events which, instead of inspiring a continent to eulogy and song, shall provoke no higher eloquence than that which gutturals from the limping lips of apology—whether the political wisdom of the founders of the republic, gleaned in terrible hours, by anxious eyes, from the travail of ages past, shall be swept away by the heartless levity of upstart statesmen—whether, in short, we shall turn our backs inexorably upon the past—a past glorious achievement and unrivaled in precept—and become the wretched exemplars of a policy, ruinous to ourselves and to our children, repulsive to every truly civilized mind and destructive of the fairest hopes of humanity—these. are questions that assail with a relentless emphasis on the consciences of great people.
― J. Howard Moore

have just finished your little book on ‘The Logic of Vegetarianism.’ It is the best thing on this subject in existence – bold, brilliant, unanswerable. I am glad you are on earth. If it were not for a very few souls like you, this world would seem to be an intellectual solitude.
― J. Howard Moore

I cannot express myself when I get to thinking about these things—these terrible crimes that man is inflicting year after year on millions of his poor, helpless brothers. I become indignant and desperate. I am ashamed of the race of beings to which I belong. It is so cruel and bigoted, so hypocritical, so soul-less and insane. I’d rather be an insect—a bee or a butterfly—and float in dim dreams among the wildflowers of summer than be a man and feel the wrongs and sufferings of this wretched world.
― J. Howard Moore

Is murder stripped of its blackness by becoming fine art? All assassination is practically instantaneous and painless, the assassination of men as well as that of birds and quadrupeds. What would the author of such nonsense think if the assassination of his brother or mother blandly attempted to relieve himself of all guilt by means of the assurance that his victim had experienced no suffering? The crime of extermination does not consist in the creation of pain, but in the destruction of that precious and mysterious essence called life.
― J. Howard Moore

Human nature is defective. It is selfish. It is cruel and revengeful. It is a product of militancy and hate. It is much better adapted to a fighting life, in which it was generated than it is in cooperation and peace.
― J. Howard Moore

Best J. Howard Moore quotes

In the nature of living beings, there are two elements—that element which impels a living creature to move in behalf or in the interests of itself, and that which prompts or prevents movement out of consideration for others. The former of these two elements is called egoism, the latter, altruism.
― J. Howard Moore

Best J. Howard Moore quotes

Sympathy, the consciousness of kind, means simply the realization or the conscious recognition by living beings of the kinship of content. A human being unconscious of kind, an unsympathetic and inhuman person, is one who is likely to assume that his conscious states are sui generis, that they are more precious and intense than, and intrinsically different from, those of others—one who realizes that an injured sensory is a savage thing in his own organism, but who does not suppose it to be anything of the kind when it hangs to the brain of a Hottentot or a horse. Why do the human rich treat the human poor with such inconsideration? Why do they allow or compel them to remain disinherited and crushed while they themselves loll in superfluous wealth? Because there is an Inadequate consciousness of kind.

Top inspirational Jack Ma 64 Image Quotes the founder of Alibaba

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Top inspirational Jack Ma inspirational Quotes and Sayings

Jack Ma (Traditional Chinese: 馬雲) (born September 10, 1964) is a Chinese business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is the co-founder and executive chairman of Alibaba Group, a multinational technology conglomerate. Ranked 2nd in the annual “World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” list by Fortune.

Why have the majority of overseas Internet companies failed? Google fails, Yahoo failed, eBay and the like were all squashed to death by the locals? Is it because none are able to succeed in China? For every loser, excuses abound, humans always try to search for excuses to justify failing and tend not to search for direction towards success.

Translation: China’s future will be the place to formulate the rules of the next century… Because people from all over the world will be there. Thus doing business in China now is not merely making fortune, or searching for opportunity, but rather it is about being involved in setting up the future rules of the game.
Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds and when they grow up they will change the world.

The problem is the fake products today are of better quality and better price than the real names … They are exactly the same factories, exactly the same raw materials but they do not use the names.
Responding to the accusation that Alibaba sells fake merchandise. “Jack Ma Says Fakes ‘Better Quality and Better Price Than the Real Names’”, CHINA REAL-TIME REPORT,

In 2001, we went to raise some $3 million in venture capital in the U.S. and got rejected. So we’ve come back and raised a little bit more: $25 billion. This is not money; this is trust from the world, trust from the people.

When you have one billion dollars, that’s not your money. That’s the trust the society gives [to] you.
Interview by Charlie Rose of Bloomberg – video: 1 minute 53 seconds into the video
You should learn from your competitor but never copy. Copy and you die.

I think that you, American people, worry too much about the China economy, […] Every time you start to worry about the China economy, China goes better.

“No matter how tough the chase is, you should always have the dream you saw on the first day. It’ll keep you motivated and rescue you (from any weak thoughts).” – Jack Ma

“Help young people. Help small guys. Because small guys will be big. Young people will have the seeds you bury in their minds, and when they grow up, they will change the world.” – Jack Ma

“I try to make myself happy because I know that if I’m not happy, my colleagues are not happy and my shareholders are not happy and my customers are not happy.” – Jack Ma

Jack Ma  best inspiring quotes

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“A peace talk is always difficult, always complicated.” – Jack Ma

“I don’t want people (in China) to have deep pockets but shallow minds.” – Jack Ma

. “I don’t want to be liked. I want to be respected.” – Jack Ma

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“You never know how much can you do in your life.” – Jack Ma

. “You should learn from your competitor, but never copy. Copy and you die.” – Jack Ma

. “It doesn’t matter if I failed. At least I passed the concept on to others. Even if I don’t succeed, someone will succeed.” – Jack Ma

“You’ve to make consumers smart. An e-commerce portal doesn’t sell a product at cheaper rates, instead an offline shop sells it at a costlier prices.” – Jack Ma

“I call myself a blind man riding on a blind tiger.” – Jack Ma

. “We’re never in lack of money. We lack people with dreams, (people) who can die for those dreams.” – Jack Ma

“The very important thing you should have is patience.” – Jack MaJack Ma  best inspiring quotes

“Never ever compete on prices, instead of competing on services and innovation.” – Jack Ma

“Instead of learning from other people’s success, learn from their mistakes. Most of the people who fail share common reasons(to fail) whereas success can be attributed to various different kinds of reasons.” – Jack Ma

“Intelligent people need the fool to lead them. When the team’s all a bunch of scientists, it is best to have a peasant lead the way. His way of thinking is different. It’s easier to win if you have people seeing things from different perspectives.” – Jack Ma

“If the customer loves you, the government will have to love you.” – Jack Ma

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. “Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

. “It’s very difficult to know the outside world, but you know yourself. You know your needs and what you want. If I know myself better, I can change myself to meet the outside world.” – Jack Ma

“You need the right people with you, not the best people.” – Jack Ma

. “You’ve got to make your team have value, innovation, and vision.” – Jack Ma

“We appreciate yesterday, but we’re looking for a better tomorrow.” – Jack Ma

. “I want to change history, do something important in my life, and influence individuals like we have with millions of small businesses on Alibaba. Then they love and respect you because you made their life important.” – Jack Ma

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“Without the internet, there would have been no Jack Ma, and no Alibaba or Taobao.” – Jack Ma

“I’m not a tech guy. I’m looking at the technology with the eyes of my customers, normal people’s eyes.” – Jack Ma

“Never ever do business with the government. Be in love with them, never marry them.” – Jack Ma

7. “My job is to help more people have jobs.” – Jack Ma

“When we have money, we start making mistakes.” – Jack Ma

“We should never finish a 20-year program in two years.” – Jack Ma

“If you’ve never tried, how will you ever know if there’s any chance?” – Jack Ma

“I’m a normal guy.” – Jack Ma

. “If you don’t give up, you still have a chance. Giving up is the greatest failure.” – Jack Ma

“Life is so short, so beautiful. Don’t be so serious about work. Enjoy your lives.” – Jack Ma

. “Opportunity lies in the place where the complaints are.” – Jack Ma

. “When you are small, you have to be very focused and rely on your brain, not your strength.” – Jack Ma

“You never know that the things you’re doing are that meaningful to society.” – Jack Ma

“If we are a good team and know what we want to do, one of us can defeat ten of them.” – Jack Ma

“A leader should have higher grit and tenacity, and be able to endure what the employees can’t.” – Jack Ma

inspirational Jack Ma

Best Anna Karenina Image Quotes and Sayings of the book by Leo Tolstoy

Best Anna Karenina Image Quotes and Sayings of the book by Leo Tolstoy

Best Anna Karenina novel quotes

Anna Karenina is one of the most novels in history, in this novel, Leo Tolstoy expressed some of his thoughts and philosophy of life in this book.

Tolstoy’s Anna Karenin includes great insights into a wide range of human emotions and weaknesses – many of which are just as prevalent today as when the novel was first published in 1878.

They include infidelity, paranoia, drug and alcohol abuse, obsessional desire, the pressures of family life, hypocrisy, religious bigotry, insensitivity, selfishness, and self-righteousness – all manifested in a lengthy list of highly memorable characters.

– Anna Karenina {Anna Karenina}”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I’ve always loved you, and when you love someone, you love the whole person, just as he or she is, and not as you would like them to be.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Anything is better than lies and deceit!”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Best Anna Karenina novel quotes
Best Anna Karenina novel quotes

Best Anna Karenina novel quotes
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“I always loved you, and if one loves anyone, one loves the whole person, just as they are and not as one would like them to be. -Dolly”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Sometimes she did not know what she feared, what she desired: whether she feared or desired what had been or what would be, and precisely what she desired, she did not know.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“All the girls in the world were divided into two classes: one class included all the girls in the world except her, and they had all the usual human feelings and were very ordinary girls; while the other class -herself alone- had no weaknesses and was superior to all humanity.”
― Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“it’s much better to do good in a way that no one knows anything about it.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“They’ve got no idea what happiness is, they don’t know that without this love there is no happiness or unhappiness for us–there is no life.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I think… if it is true that
there are as many minds as there
are heads, then there are as many
kinds of love as there are hearts.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He stepped down, trying not to look long at her, as if she were the sun, yet he saw her, like the sun, even without looking.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Respect was invented to cover the empty place where love should be.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Rummaging in our souls, we often dig up something that ought to have lain there unnoticed. ”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Be bad, but at least don’t be a liar, a deceiver!”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Love. The reason I dislike that word is that it means too much for me, far more than you can understand.”

“If you love me as you say you do,’ she whispered, ‘make it so that I am at peace.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“But I’m glad you’ll see me as I am. Above all, I wouldn’t want people to think that I want to prove anything. I don’t want to prove anything, I just want to live; to cause no evil to anyone but myself. I have that right, haven’t I?”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“But the law of loving others could not be discovered by reason, because it is unreasonable.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“It’s hard to love a woman and do anything.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He soon felt that the fulfillment of his desires gave him only one grain of the mountain of happiness he had expected. This fulfillment showed him the eternal error men make in imagining that their happiness depends on the realization of their desires.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I often think that men don’t understand what is noble and what is ignorant, though they always talk about it.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Love those you hate you.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Something magical has happened to me: like a dream when one feels frightened and creepy, and suddenly wakes up to the knowledge that no such terrors exist. I have wakened up.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“He was afraid of defiling the love which filled his soul.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Not one word, not one gesture of yours shall I, could I, ever forget…”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Whatever our fate is or maybe, we have made it and do not complain of it.”

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“I’m like a starving man who has been given food. Maybe he’s cold, and his clothes are torn, and he’s ashamed, but he’s not unhappy.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Everything intelligent is so boring.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Every heart has its own skeletons.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

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“There are no conditions to which a person cannot grow accustomed, especially if he sees that everyone around him lives in the same way.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He went down trying not to look long at her, as though she were the sun, but he saw her, as one sees the sun, without looking.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He looked at her as a man might look at a faded flower he had plucked, in which it was difficult for him to trace the beauty that had made him pick and so destroy it”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Doctoring her seemed to her as absurd as putting together the pieces of a broken vase. Her heart was broken. Why would they try to cure her with pills and powders?”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He stepped down, avoiding any long look at her as one avoids long looks at the sun, but seeing her as one sees the sun, without looking.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“We walked to meet each other up at the time of our love and then we have been irresistibly drifting in different directions, and there’s no altering that.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“And you know, there’s less charm in life when you think about death–but it’s more peaceful.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He could not be mistaken. There were no other eyes like those in the world. There was only one creature in the world who could concentrate for him all the brightness and meaning of life. It was her. It was Kitty.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“The Kingdom of God is Within You,”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Enough or not…it will have to do”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He looked at her as a man looks at a faded flower he has gathered, with difficulty recognizing in it the beauty for which he picked and ruined it. And in spite of this he felt that then, when his love was stronger, he could, if he had greatly wished it, have torn that love out of his heart; but now when as at that moment it seemed to him he felt no love for her, he knew that what bound him to her could not be broken.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Anna spoke not only naturally and intelligently, but intelligently and casually, without attaching any value to her own thoughts, yet giving great value to the thoughts of the one she was talking to.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“To educate the peasantry, three things are needed: schools, schools and schools.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“And not only the pride of intellect, but the stupidity of intellect. And, above all, the dishonesty, yes, the dishonesty of intellect. Yes, indeed, the dishonesty and trickery of intellect.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“All that day she had had the feeling that she was playing in the theatre with actors better than herself and that her poor playing spoiled the whole thing.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“What am I coming for?” he repeated, looking straight into her eyes. “You know that I have come to be where you are,” he said; “I can’t help it.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“There can be no peace for us, only misery, and the greatest happiness.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Friends we shall never be, you know that yourself. Whether we shall be the happiest or the wretchedest of people–that’s in your hands.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“she smiled at him, and at her own fears.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“And those who only know the non-platonic love have no need to talk of tragedy. In such love there can be no sort of tragedy.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“In infinite time, in infinite matter, in infinite space, is formed a bubble organism, and that bubble lasts a while and bursts, and that bubble is Me.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“I ask one thing: I ask the right to hope and suffer as I do now.”
Vronsky”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“He liked fishing and seemed to take pride in being able to like such a stupid occupation.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“Energy rests upon love; and come as it will, there’s no forcing it.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

“All the diversity, all the charm, and all the beauty of life are made up of light and shade.”
― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

Best 40+ Seneca’s Priceless Inspirational Image Quotes Sayings from Letters from Stoic

Best 40+ Seneca’s Priceless Inspirational Image Quotes Sayings from Letters from Stoic 

Seneca best sayings

Selected from the Epistulae Morales ad Lucilium, these letters illustrate the upright ideals admired by the Stoics and extol a good way of life as seen from their standpoint. They also reveal how far in advance of his time were many of Seneca’s ideas – his disgust at the shows in the arena or his criticism of the harsh treatment of slaves. Philosophical in tone and written in the ‘pointed’ style of the Latin Silver Age these ‘essays in disguise’ were clearly aimed by Seneca at posterity.



It is not about where you live

“If you really want to escape the things that harass you, what you’re needing is not to be in a different place but to be a different person.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Until we have begun to go without them, we fail to realize how unnecessary many things are. We’ve been using them not because we needed them but because we had them.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Seneca on Excessive Pleasure

“Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“It is not the man who has too little that is poor, but the one who hankers after more.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

People will likely act as you expect them to act

“Regard friend as loyal, and you will make him loyal.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Limiting one’s desires actually helps to cure one of fear. ‘Cease to hope … and you will cease to fear.’ … Widely different [as fear and hope] are, the two of them march in unison like a prisoner and the escort he is handcuffed to. Fear keeps pace with hope … both belong to a mind in suspense, to a mind in a state of anxiety through looking into the future. Both are mainly due to projecting our thoughts far ahead of us instead of adapting ourselves to the present.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Friends are important

“Withdraw into yourself, as far as you can. Associate with those who will make a better man of you. Welcome those whom you yourself can improve. The process is mutual; for men learn while they teach.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

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“Nothing is burdensome if taken lightly, and nothing need arouse one’s irritation so long as one doesn’t make it bigger than it is by getting irritated.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“What man can you show me who places any value on his time, who reckons the worth of each day, who understands that he is
dying daily? For we are mistaken when we look forward to death; the major portion of death has already passed,
Whatever years be behind us are in death’s hands.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“You should … live in such a way that there is nothing which you could not as easily tell your enemy as keep to yourself.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Do not call him friend unless you mean it

“But when you are looking on anyone as a friend when you do not trust him as you trust yourself, you are making a grave mistake, and have failed to grasp sufficiently the full force of true friendship.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“To win true freeedom you must be a slave to philosophy.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Of this one thing makes sure against your dying day – that your faults die before you do.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Like knowledge 

“There is no enjoying the possession of anything valuable unless one has someone to share it with”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Philosophy calls for simple living, not for doing penance, and the simple way of life need not be a crude one.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“For many men, the acquisition of wealth does not end their troubles, it only changes them”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“To be everywhere is to be nowhere.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“What really ruins our character is the fact that none of us looks back over his life.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

if you can not love yourself, how can you love others

“I have learned to be a friend to myself Great improvement this indeed Such a one can never be said to be alone for know that he who is a friend to himself is a friend to all mankind”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“What fortune has made yours is not your own.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Seneca about the beautiful woman

“A woman is not beautiful when her ankle or arm wins compliments, but when her total appearance diverts admiration from the individual parts of her body.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Each day acquire something that will fortify you against poverty, against death, indeed against other misfortunes as well; and after you have run over many thoughts, select one to be thoroughly digested that day.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“The difficulty comes from our lack of confidence.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“People who know no self-restraint lead stormy and disordered lives, passing their time in a state of fear commensurate with the injuries they do to others, never able to relax.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Wild animals run from the dangers they actually see, and once they have escaped them worry no more. We, however, are tormented alike by what is past and what is to come. A number of our blessings do us harm, for memory brings back the agony of fear while foresight brings it on prematurely. No one confines his unhappiness to the present.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Let us say what we feel, and feel what we say; let speech harmonize with life.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“For the only safe harbor in this life’s tossing, the troubled sea is to refuse to be bothered about what the future will bring and to stand ready and confident, squaring the breast to take without skulking or flinching whatever fortune hurls at us.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Because thou writest me often, I thank thee … Never do I receive a letter from thee, but immediately we are together.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

Seneca on Game theory

“As it is with a play, so it is with life – what matters is not how long the acting lasts, but how good it is.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Men do not care how nobly they live, but only how long, although it is within the reach of every man to live nobly within no man’s power to live long.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“When a mind is impressionable and has none too firm a hold on what is right, it must be rescued from the crowd: it is so easy for it to go over to the majority.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

befriend  yourself

“What progress, you ask, have I made? I have begun to be a friend to myself.”
― Seneca, Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium: Latin Text

the strength of the word

“Words need to be sown like seeds. No matter how tiny seed maybe when in lands in the right sort of ground it unfolds its strength and from being minute expands and grows to a massive size.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from Stoic

“To expect punishment is to suffer it and to earn it is to expect it.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“My advice is really this: what we hear the philosophers saying and what we find in their writings should be applied in our pursuit of a happy life. We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching, and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application—not far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech—and learn them so well that words become works. No one to my mind lets humanity down quite so much as those who study philosophy as if it were a sort of commercial skill and then proceed to live in a quite different manner from the way they tell other people to live.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“The more a mind takes in the more it expands.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Everywhere means nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. And the same thing must hold true of men who seek intimate acquaintance with no single author but visit them all in a hasty and hurried manner. 3. Food does no good and is not assimilated into the body if it leaves the stomach as soon as it is eaten; nothing hinders a cure so much as frequent change of medicine; no wound will heal when one salve is tried after another; a plant which is often moved can never grow strong. There is nothing so efficacious that it can be helpful while it is being shifted about. And in the reading of many books is a distraction.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Most men ebb and flow in wretchedness between the fear of death and the hardships of life; they are unwilling to live, and yet they do not know how to die. ”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Preserve a sense of proportion in your attitude to everything that pleases you, and make the most of them while they are at their best.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Here is your great soul—the man who has given himself over to Fate; on the other hand, that man is a weakling and a degenerate who struggles and maligns the order of the universe and would rather reform the gods than reform himself.”
― Seneca, Letters From A Stoic: Epistulae Morales AD Lucilium (Illustrated. Newly revised text. Includes Image Gallery + Audio): All Three Volumes

“A guilty person sometimes has the luck to escape detection, but never to feel sure of it.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“It is a great man that can treat his earthenware as if it was silver, and a man who treats his silver as if it was earthenware is no less great.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Count your years and you’ll be ashamed to be wanting and working for exactly the same things as you wanted when you were a boy. Of this one thing make sure against your dying day – that your faults die before you do. Have done with those unsettled pleasures, which cost one dear – they do one harm after they’re past and gone, not merely when they’re in prospect. Even when they’re over, pleasures of a depraved nature are apt to carry feelings of dissatisfaction, in the same way as a criminal’s anxiety doesn’t end with the commission of the crime, even if it’s undetected at the time. Such pleasures are insubstantial and unreliable; even if they don’t do one any harm, they’re fleeting in character. Look around for some enduring good instead. And nothing answers this description except what the spirit discovers for itself within itself. A good character is the only guarantee of everlasting, carefree happiness. Even if some obstacle to this comes on the scene, its appearance is only to be compared to that of clouds which drift in front of the sun without ever defeating its light.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Life is slavery if the courage to die is absent.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Desultory reading is delightful, but to be beneficial, our reading must be carefully directed.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“that you would not anticipate misery since the evils you dread as coming upon you may perhaps never reach you at least they are not yet come Thus some things torture us more than they ought, some before they ought and some which ought never to torture us at all. We heighten our pain either by presupposing a cause or anticipation”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“However much you possess there’s someone else who has more, and you’ll be fancying yourself to be short of things you need to exact extent to which you lag behind him.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Nothing, Lucilius, is ours, except time. We were entrusted by nature with the ownership of this single thing, so fleeting and slippery that anyone who will oust us from possession.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“But only philosophy will wake us; only philosophy will shake us out of that heavy sleep. Devote yourself entirely to her. You’re worthy of her, she’s worthy of you-fall into each other’s arms. Say a firm, plain no to every other occupation.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Why be concerned about others, come to that, when you’ve outdone your own self? Set yourself a limit which you couldn’t even exceed if you wanted to, and say good-bye at last to those deceptive prizes more precious to those who hope for them than to those who have won them. If there were anything substantial in them they would sooner or later bring a sense of fullness; as it is they simply aggravate the thirst of those who swallow them.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Every day as it comes should be welcomed and reduced forthwith into our own possession as if it were the finest day imaginable. What flies past has to be seized at.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“Soft living imposes on us the penalty of debility; we cease to be able to do the things we’ve long been grudging about doing.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“If you look on wealth as a thing to be valued you’ll always fancy yourself to be short of the things you need to the extent to which you lag behind what others have.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing.”
― Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“An unpopular rule is never long maintained.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“The boon that could be given can be withdrawn.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

“It is uncertain where Death will await you;
there expect it everywhere.”
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Letters from a Stoic

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