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American statesman 1743-1826
Happiness is not being pained in body or troubled in mind.
British playwright 1946-
A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts. It is our belief that no human being who devotes his life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can be anything but fundamentally inadequate
American writer 1783-1859
An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
American short story writer and poet 1836-1902
But still when the mists of doubt prevail, And we lie becalmed by the shores of age, We hear from the misty troubled shore The voce of children gone before. Drawing the soul to its anchorage.
American financial journalist 1929-
Every regulatory speech on derivatives takes a bow to their hedging 'benefits.' Less publicly, regulators pay their respects to derivative profits, a blessed relief from the banks' troubled loans to less-developed countries, highly leveraged companies, and real estate swingers.
English poet, surgeon and clergyman 1754-1832
In this wild world the fondest and the best
are the most tried, most troubled and distress'd.
John Kenneth Galbraith
American economist 1908-2006
It is a far, far better thing to have a firm anchor in nonsense than to put on the troubled seas of thought.
Thomas à Kempis
German theologian 1380-1471
It is no little wisdom for a man to keep himself in silence and in good peace when evil words are spoken to him, and to turn his heart to God and not to be troubled with man's judgment.
Roy L. Smith
American clergyman and author
More people are troubled by what is plain in Scripture than by what is obscure.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
American poet 1819-1892
Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled with great ambitions.
French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
Nature gives us... passions and desires suitable to our present state. We are only troubled by the fears which we, and not nature, give ourselves...Source: Pensees (1669)
American writer, reporter, and political commentator 1889-1974
The effort to calculate exactly what the voters want at each particular moment leaves out of account the fact that when they are troubled the thing the voters most want is to be told what to want.
Dutch Philosopher and Theologian 1632-1677
We are so constituted by Nature that we easily believe the things we hope for, but believe only with difficulty those we fear, and that we regard such things more or less highly than is just. This is the source of the superstitions by which men everywhere are troubled. For the rest, I don't think it worth the trouble to set out in detail here the vacillations of mind that stem from hope and fear - since it follows simply from the definition of these affects that there is no hope without fearSource: Ethics, part 2
Alfred de Vigny
French poet 1797-1863
We shall find in our troubled hearts, where discord reigns, two needs which seem at variance, but which merge, as I think, in a common source - the love of the true, and the love of the fabulous.
American short story writer 1804-1864
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
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