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The most poignant quotes
What the rich and famous and wise said
Thoughtful and attentive words to contenplate and learn from

Note: Throughout history the rich, famous and wise have said things that have been recorded in the form of quotes. It is the study of these quotes that give insight into life.

Marcus Aurelius ( 121 AD ~180 AD )
What we do in life echoes in eternity.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Nothing happens to anybody which he is not fitted by nature to bear.
The universe is change; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Look well into thyself; there is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou wilt always look there.z
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Your life is what your thoughts make it.
A man's worth is no greater than his ambitions.
Life is a warfare and a stranger's sojourn, and after fame is oblivion.
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
It is the act of a madman to pursue impossibilities.
You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.
How ridiculous and unrealistic is the man who is astonished at anything that happens in life.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight.
Such as are your habitual thoughts, such also will be the character of your mind; for the soul is dyed by the thoughts.
How much time he saves who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks.
Everything that happens happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
The universe is transformation; our life is what our thoughts make it.
Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your own estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Waste no more time talking about great souls and how they should be. Become one yourself!
Do every act of your life as if it were your last.
Very little is needed to make a happy life.
Nowhere can man find a quieter or more untroubled retreat than in his own soul.
Execute every act of thy life as though it were thy last.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts: therefore, guard accordingly, and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature.
Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself.
Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Each thing is of like form from everlasting and comes round again in its cycle.
If you are pained by external things, it is not they that disturb you, but your own judgment of them. And it is in your power to wipe out that judgment now.
The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
How much time he gains who does not look to see what his neighbor says or does or thinks, but only at what he does himself, to make it just and holy.
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it.
Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.
Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.
When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive - to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.
Remember this-that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore guard accordingly; and take care that you entertain no notions unsuitable to virtue, and reasonable nature.
You will find rest from vain fancies if you perform every act in life as though it were your last.

Personalities:

Oscar Wilde
George Bernard Shaw
 Albert Einstein
 Sir Winston Churchill
 Lord Byron
 Henry David Thoreau
 Victor Hugo
 Thomas A. Edison
 Ralph Waldo Emerson
Abraham Lincoln
Samuel Butler
Elbert Hubbard
John Lennon
 Leo Tolstoy
Lily Tomlin
Mark Twain
 Ranbindranath Tagore
 Friedrich Nietzsche
 Elbert Hubbard
Francois Voltaire
H.W. Longfellow
 Anonymous

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Publilius Syrus
 Sir Francis Bacon
 Marcus Aurelius
Sun-tzu
Lao-Tzu Te Ching
Confucius
Aristotle
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Dan Quayle
 Groucho Marx
Spike Milligan.
Steven Wright
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