King's Favorite Quotations


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An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine, but because people refuse to see it.
    James Albert Michener, novelist (1907-1997 )

Too often I would hear men boast of the miles covered that day, rarely of what they had seen.
    Louis L'Amour, novelist (1908-1988 )

How can they say my life is not a success? Have I not for more than sixty years got enough to eat and escaped being eaten?
    Logan Pearsall Smith, essayist (1865-1946 )

I found one day in school a boy of medium size ill-treating a smaller boy. I expostulated, but he replied: 'The bigs hit me, so I hit the babies; that's fair.' In these words he epitomized the history of the human race.
    Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970 )

I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing a poem is discovering.
    Robert Frost, poet (1874-1963 )

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

Intolerance of ambiguity is the mark of an authoritarian personality.
    Theodor Adorno, philosopher and composer (1903-1969 )

We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing, while others judge us by what we have already done.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet (1807-1882 )

It seems like the less a statesman amounts to the more he adores the flag.
    Kin Hubbard, humorist (1868-1930 )

Twin Mystery: To many people artists seem / undisciplined and lawless. / Such laziness, with such great gifts, / seems little short of crime. / One mystery is how they make / the things they make so flawless; / another, what they're doing with / their energy and time.
    Piet Hein, poet and scientist (1905-1996 )

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