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Geoffrey F. Abert
When you take charge of your life, there is no longer need to ask permission of other people or society at large. When you ask permission, you give someone veto power over your life.
J. G. Ballard
British author 1930-
The American Dream has run out of gas. The car has stopped. It no longer supplies the world with its images, its dreams, its fantasies. No more. It's over. It supplies the world with its nightmares now: the Kennedy assassination, Watergate, Vietnam...
Danish philosopher 1813-1855
People commonly travel the world over to see rivers and mountains, new stars, garish birds, freak fish, grotesque breeds of human; they fall into an animal stupor that gapes at existence and they think they have seen something.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
Every man over forty is a scoundrel.
German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
The trouble with lying and deceiving is that their efficiency depends entirely upon a clear notion of the truth that the liar and deceiver wishes to hide. In this sense, truth, even if it does not prevail in public, possesses an ineradicable primacy over all falsehoods.
English statesman 1874-1965
Any man who is under 30, and is not a liberal, has not heart; and any man who is over 30, and is not a conservative, has no brains.
Douglas William Jerrold
British Humorist, Playwright 1803-1857
He was so benevolent, so merciful a man that, in his mistaken passion, he would have held an umbrella over a duck in a shower of rain.
American landscape photographer and environmentalist 1902-1984
In wisdom gathered over time I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
American activist 1905-1995
Old age is not a disease - it is strength and survivorship, triumph over all kinds of vicissitudes and disappointments, trials and illnesses.
A few more moons, a few more winters, and not one of all the mighty hosts that once filled this broad land or that now roam in fragmentary bands through these vast solitudes will remain to weep over the tombs of a people once as powerful and as hopeful as your own. But why should we repine? Why should I murmur at the fate of my people? Tribes are made up of individuals and are no better than they. Men come and go like the waves of the sea. A tear, a tamanamus, a dirge, and they are gone from ourSource: Speech 1854
Billie Joe Armstrong
American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, and actor 1972-
A guy walks up to me and asks 'What's Punk?'. So I kick over a garbage can and say 'That's punk!'. So he kicks over the garbage can and says 'That's Punk?', and I say 'No that's trendy!Source: Reported in Matt Doeden, Green Day: Keeping Their Edge (2006)
American poet 1923-2004
A lot of the fun lies in trying to penetrate the mystery; and this is best done by saying over the lines to yourself again and again, till they pass through the stage of sounding like nonsense, and finally return to a full sense that had at first escaped notice.
Irish writer 1852-1933
A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
Chinese philosopher 551 BC - 479 BC
Acquire new knowledge whilst thinking over the old, and you may become a teacher of others.
English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
Advocates of capitalism are very apt to appeal to the sacred principles of liberty, which are embodied in one maxim: The fortunate must not be restrained in the exercise of tyranny over the unfortunate.
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