King's Favorite Quotations


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Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.
    Edmund Burke, statesman and writer (1729-1797 )

Tolerably early in life I discovered that one of the unpardonable sins, in the eyes of most people, is for a man to presume to go about unlabelled. The world regards such a person as the police do an unmuzzled dog, not under proper control.
    Thomas Henry Huxley, biologist and writer (1825-1895 )

Wanting to meet an author because you like his work is like wanting to meet a duck because you like pat?.
    Margaret Atwood, novelist and poet (b. 1939 )

The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.
    Lorraine Hansberry, playwright and painter (1930-1965 )

I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.
    Kurt Vonnegut, jr., writer (1922- )

Like cars in amusement parks, our direction is often determined through collisions.
    Yahia Lababidi, author (b. 1973 )

Puritanism: The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy.
    H.L. Mencken, writer, editor, and critic (1880-1956 )

It is one thing to show a man that he is in error, and another to put him in possession of the truth.
    John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704 )

Every man has his secret sorrows, which the world knows not; and oftentimes we call a man cold when he is only sad.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )

A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, poet, novelist, essayist, and physician (1809-1894 )

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