King's Favorite Quotations


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We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.
    William Somerset Maugham, writer (1874-1965 )

The real index of civilization is when people are kinder than they need to be.
    Louis de Berniere, novelist (b. 1954 )

Nothing which does not transport is poetry. The lyre is a winged instrument.
    Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )

The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )

Doubt everything at least once, even the proposition that two times two equals four.
    Georg Christoph Lichtenberg, scientist and philosopher (1742-1799 )

An error does not become truth by reason of multiplied propagation, nor does the truth become error because nobody will see it.
    Mohandas K. Gandhi, statesman (1869-1948 )

A society that gets rid of all its troublemakers goes downhill.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

The religion of one age is the literary entertainment of the next.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

Wit is educated insolence.
    Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )

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