Inspirational Quotations #588

Nature never deceives us; it is we who deceive ourselves.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Unless you bear with the faults of a friend you betray your own.
Publilius Syrus

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the color of its thoughts. Soak it then in such trains of thoughts as, for example: Where life is possible at all, a right life is possible.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus Augustus

If life were predictable it would cease to be life, and be without flavor.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A man is what he thinks about all day long.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Old friends, we say, are best, when some sudden disillusionment shakes our faith in a new comrade.
Gelett Burgess

In all ages, hypocrites, called priests, have put crowns upon the heads of thieves, called kings.
Robert G. Ingersoll

The free world must not prove itself worthy of its own past.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

In literature the ambition of the novice is to acquire the literary language: the struggle of the adept is to get rid of it.
George Bernard Shaw

It is easy to be brave when far away from danger.
Aesop

The search for a new personality is futile; what is fruitful is the interest the old personality can take in new activities.
Cesare Pavese

Many of the insights of the saint stem from their experience as sinners.
Eric Hoffer

‘Tis the old secret of the gods that they come in low disguises.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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