King's Favorite Quotations

    
    

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Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
    Michel de Montaigne, essayist (1533-1592 )

Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when you were not: that gives us no concern. Why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? To die is only to be as we were before we were born.
    William Hazlitt, essayist (1778-1830 )

This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek. To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.
    Terry Tempest Williams, naturalist and author (1955- )

The highest result of education is tolerance.
    Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )

There comes a time in a man's life when to get where he has to -- if there are no doors or windows -- he walks through a wall.
    Bernard Malamud, novelist and short-story writer (1914-1986)

I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
    Helen Keller, author and lecturer (1880-1968 )

My greatest skill has been to want but little.
    Henry David Thoreau, naturalist and author (1817-1862 )

He who listens to truth is not less than he who utters truth.
    Kahlil Gibran, mystic, poet, and artist (1883-1931 )

It's impossible to be loyal to your family, your friends, your country, and your principles, all at the same time.
    Mignon McLaughlin, journalist and author (1913-1983 )

Wandering in a vast forest at night, I have only a faint light to guide me. A stranger appears and says to me: 'My friend, you should blow out your candle in order to find your way more clearly.' The stranger is a theologian.
    Denis Diderot, philosopher (1713-1784)

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