Quotes of Substance

“ The heart resolves this matter in a trice:Men only feel the smart, but not the vice. ”

- Alexander Pope

“ To know is to know that you know nothing. That is the meaning of true knowledge. ”

- Confucius

“ For books are more than books, they are the life, the very heart and core of ages past, the reason why men lived and worked and died, the essence and quintessence of their lives. ”

- Amy Lowell

“ We are bound to our bodies like an oyster to its shell. ”

- Plato

“ My heart is ever at your service. ”

- William Shakespeare

“ No matter what happens, there's always somebody who knew it would. ”

- Lonny Starr

“ People want to know why I do this, why I write such gross stuff. I like to tell them that I have the heart of a small boy — and I keep it in a jar on my desk. ”

- Stephen King

“ The essence of intelligence is skill in extracting meaning from everyday experience. ”

- Unknown

“ Christmas Eve was a night of song that wrapped itself about you like a shawl. But it warmed more than your body. It warmed your heart… filled it, too, with melody that would last forever. ”

- Bess Streeter Aldrich

“ Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be damned if you do and damned if you don't. ”

- Eleanor Roosevelt

“ Words differently arranged have a different meaning, and meanings differently arranged have different effects. ”

- Blaise Pascal

“ If you have it (Love), you don't need to have anything else, and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter much what else you have. ”

- J. M. Barrie

“ Never a ship sails out of the bayBut carries my heart as a stowaway. ”

- Roselle Mercier Montgomery

“ Hasten slowly, and without losing heart, put your work twenty times upon the anvil. ”

- Nicolas Boileau

“ We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we all take a little of each other everywhere. ”

- Tim McGraw

“ It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end. ”

- Ursula K. Le Guin

“ The heart knoweth his own bitterness. ”

- Bible

“ Personal columnists are jackals and no jackal has been known to live on grass once he had learned about meat — no matter who killed the meat for him. ”

- Ernest Hemingway

“ Don't be reckless with other people's hearts, don't put up with those who are reckless with yours. ”

- Mary Schmich

“ It is not how much you do, but how much Love you put into the doing that matters. - Mother Teresa. ”

- Harold Ross

“ Not much meat on her, but what's there is choice. ”

- Vincent van Gogh

“ I'm just a true Irish boy at heart. ”

- Colin Farrell

“ The meaning of life is that it stops. ”

- Franz Kafka

“ So the heart be right, it is no matter which way the head lieth. ”

- Sir Walter Raleigh

“ It's just a matter of understanding what's necessary and discipline yourself to do it. ”

- Arthur Lydiard

“ We know now that the soul is the body, and the body the soul. They tell us they are different because they want to persuade us that we can keep our souls if we let them make slaves of our bodies. ”

- George Bernard Shaw

“ The whole idea that the rescue was staged or the soldiers were shooting blanks, that's just obvious stuff. Why would you do that in the middle of a war? It's just crazy. ”

- Jessica Lynch

“ Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be acheived. ”

- Francis Crawford

“ Your heart is my piñata. ”

- Chuck Palahniuk

“ What's wrong with technology is that it's not connected in any real way with matters of the spirit and of the heart. And so it does blind, ugly things quite by accident and gets hated for that. ”

- Robert Maynard Pirsig
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