Quotations ~  My Favorite Quotations, 5 An American Childhood

"Sunlight is the best disinfectant." ~ Louis Brandeis

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Cock your hat—angles are attitude. ~ Frank Sinatra

In this unbelievable universe in which we live, there are no absolutes. Even parallel lines, reaching into infinity, meet somewhere yonder. ~ Pearl S. Buck

Happiness comes only when we push our brains and hearts to the farthest reaches of which we are capable. The purpose of life is to matter—to count, to stand for something, to have it make so difference that we lived at all. ~ Leo Buscaglia

Analysis, reflection, much writing, ceaseless correction--there is all my secret. ~ Johann Sebastian Bach

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a truth. ~ Thomas Mann

There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with. ~ Harry Crews

Never put off until tomorrow what you can do today. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself. Never spend your money before you have it. Never buy what you do not want, because it is cheap; it will be dear to you. Pride costs us more than hunger, thirst, and cold. We never repent of having eaten too little. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly. How much pain have cost us the evils which never happened. Take things always by their smooth handle. When angry, count ten, before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. ~ Thomas Jefferson

God is in the details. ~ Mies Van Der Rohe

The purpose of life is to be useful, to be responsible, to be compassionate. It is, above all, to matter, to count, to stand for something, to have made some difference that you lived at all. ~ Leo Rosten

Don't let your special character and values, the secret that you know and no one else does, the truth--don't let that get swallowed up by the great chewing complacency. ~ Meryl Streep

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