King's Favorite Quotations


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The days come and go like muffled and veiled figures sent from a distant friendly party, but they say nothing, and if we do not use the gifts they bring, they carry them as silently away.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

After the game, the king and pawn go into the same box.
    Italian proverb, ( )

Never cut what you can untie.
    Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )

They are happy men whose natures sort with their vocations.
    Francis Bacon, essayist, philosopher, and statesman (1561-1626 )

What is to give light must endure burning
    Viktor Frankl, author, neurologist and psychiatrist, Holocaust survivor (1905-1997)

In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose.
    Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine, mystic (1782-1857 )

This world is divided roughly into three kinds of nations: those that spend lots of money to keep their weight down; those whose people eat to live; and those whose people don't know where their next meal is coming from.
    David S. Landes, author, professor of economics and history (1924- )

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book, than in being the first author of that thought.
    Pierre Bayle, philosopher and writer (1647-1706 )

Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it.
    Samuel Johnson, lexicographer (1709-1784 )

The institution of royalty in any form is an insult to the human race.
    Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910 )

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