More Quotes (History)

These are in no particular order, although if more are added they'll just be placed at the bottom. These are of no particular subject, and are just ones I've come across and liked. Most were discovered through a file of quotes given to me by F.

"What can be done at any time is never done at all."
- English Proverb

"You probably wouldn't worry about what people think of you if you knew how seldom they do."
- Olin Miller

"A great man is always willing to be little."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Nothing can be so perfect when we possess it as it will seem when remembered."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

"How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself."
- Publilius Syrus

"If we deny love that is given to us, if we refuse to give love because we fear pain or loss, then our lives will be empty, our loss greater."

"I have often wondered how it is that every man loves himself more than all the rest of men, but yet sets less value on his own opinions of himself than on the opinions of others."
-Marcus Aurelius

"The one who loves the least, controls the relationship."
-Robert Anthony

"To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another."
-Gottfried Wilhelm von Leibnitz

"Animals are reliable, many full of love, true in their affections, predictable in their actions, grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to."
-Alfred A. Montapert

"Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies."
-John Donne

"If you don't control your mind, someone else will."
-John Allston

"There are two rules for success: 1) Never tell everything you know."
-Roger H. Lincoln

"Common and vulgar people ascribe all ills that they feel to others; people of little wisdom ascribe to themselves; people of much wisdom, to no one."

"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience."
-Dr. Laurence J. Peter

"A God who let us prove his existence would be an idol."
-Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"The object of war is not to die for your country, but to make the other bastard die for his."
-General George S. Patton

"I would rather have a moment of wonderful than a lifetime of nothing."

"Pains of love be sweeter far, than all other pleasures are."

"You don't love a woman because she is beautiful, she is beautiful because you love her."

"It is with true love as it is with ghosts; everyone talks about it, but few have seen it."