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The limits of my language mean the limit of my world. Wittgenstein

Silence is a text easy to misread.


To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Some people make headlines while others make history.
To send a letter is a good way to go somewhere without moving anything but your heart.
Sometimes a majority simply means that all the fools are on the same side.
Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more.
The essence of nostalgia is an awareness that what has been will never be again.

Start by doing what's necessary, then what's possible and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

Inside every man there is a poet who died young.

Feelings are everywhere: be gentle.


We learn from experience that men never learn anything from experience.


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.


Serendipity is looking in a haystack for a needle and discovering the farmer's daughter.


A friend is someone you can do nothing with, and enjoy it.


If you keep on saying things are going to be bad, you have a good chance of being a prophet.


The time to stop talking is when the other person nods his head affirmatively but says nothing.


People often say this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something that one finds. It is something one create.


An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows.

Stupidity won't kill you, but it can make you sweat.

The mirror tells only the facts, never the poetry.

No noise is so emphatic as one you are trying not to listen to.

The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's concience.
Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.

Almost anything you do will be insignificant but is very important that you do it.

What great thing would you atempt if you knew you could not fail?

Change your thoughts and you'll change your world.

Experience is a wonderful thing; its enable you to recognize a mistake every time you repeat it.

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.

Nothing make a person more productive than the last minute.
What's the difference between a lawyer and a vampire?

A vampire only sucks blood at night.


How can you tell when a lawyer is lying?

His lips are moving.

Why won't sharks attack lawyers?

Professional courtesy.

A man that should call every things by its right name, wiould hardly pass the streets without being knocked down as common enemy. Halifax


Life is not the object of science; we see a little, very little. Dr. Johnson
In all pointed sentences, some degree of accuracy must be sacrificed to conciseness. Dr. Johnson

Almost every wise saying has an opposite one, no less wise, to balance it. Santayana


One real world is enough. Santayana

If the stars should appear in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore. Emerson

Life is a pill which none of us can bear to swallow without gilding. Dr. Johnson

A day is a miniature eternity. Emerson

The business of life is to go forwards. Emerson


Man. biologically considered.......is the most formidable of all beast of prey, and indeed the only one that preys systematically on its own species. Wm James

One thought fills inmensity. Blake


What is now proved was once only imagined. Blake

Nothing hath an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not of our side. Halifax


All true knowledge contradicts common sense. Bishop Creighton

The true art of memory is the art of attention. Dr. Johnson

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. Blake

Great geniuses have the shortest biographies. Their cousins can tell you nothing about them. Emerson

A little too late, is very much too late.


Better late than never.

It is not enough to run, one must start in time.

He who has been angry becomes cool again.


A lie travels round the world while truth is putting her boots on'.

Time try truth.

Good advice is often annoying, bad advice never.


A wise man may look ridiculous in the company of fools.


The wise man, even when he holds his tongue, says more than the fool when he speaks.


Who knows most speaks least.


He that increases knowledge increased sorrow.


Nothing dries sooner than tears.


The surest way to remain poor.


He is an ill companion that has a good memory.


A wise head makes a close mouth.


The silent dog is always the first to bite.


Early to bed and early to rise,


Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise...

Riches serve a man, but command a fool.
Poor men seek meat for their stomach, rich men stomach for their meat.
The more one has, the more one wants.
Love enters a man through his eyes, woman through her ears.
Love can be a violent emotion for some.
Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason.
Love is the wisdom of the fool and the folly of the wise.
No folly like being in love.
Where there is love there is pain.
Evening is speedier than morning
To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light
Laws too gentle are seldom obeyed; too severe, seldom executed
Necessity never made a good bargain
Hope is a good breakfast, but a poor supper
A weapon is an enemy even to its owner
Hunger is the teacher of many
Act quickly, think slowly
There are no fans in hell
The sieve says to the needle; you have a hole in your head
To run away is not glorious, but very healthy
When God says today, the devil says tomorrow
Tomorrow is often the busiest day of the week
What a day may bring, a day may take away
Time flies you say?

No, no


Time stays

You go
Death is the grand leveller


Our last garment is made without pockets
The tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young
A fly may sting a horse and make him wince
The wolf loses his teeth, but not his inclinations
When the mouse laughs at the cat there is a hole nearby
A cat pent up becomes a lion
Hay is more acceptable to an ass than gold
He that handles a nettle tenderly is soonest stung
As is the gardener, so is the garden
Your neighbour's apples are the sweetest
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
If you cut down the trees you will find the wolf
Love makes the time pass. Time makes love pass
A wicked book is the wickeder because it cannot repent
An hour of play discover more than a year of conversation
In art, as in love, instinct is enough
An artis is at home everywhere
Art lies in concealing art
Knowledge without practice make but half the artist
Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else
A minute's success pays the failure of years
A good mind posesses a kingdom
A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant, the best part of which is underground
The royal crown cures not the headache
If you want a thing done well, do it yourself
If you want good servive, serve yourself
He who serves two masters has to lie to one
The Inquiry into a Dream is another Dream. Halifax
Fanaticism consist in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim. Santayana
No man must go to heaven who has not sent his heart thither before. Bishop Wilson
To a philosophic eye, the vices of the clergy are far less dangerous than their virtues. Gibbon
Music is essentially useless, as life is. Santayana
To generalize is to be an idiot. Blake
The perfection of art is the destruction of art. Hazlitt
Execution is the Chariot of Genius. Blake
Passion and expression are beauty itself. Blake
Mere enthusiasm is the all in all. Blake
The man who never in his mind and thought travelled to heaven, is no artist. Blake
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. Blake
He who can create works of art needs not collect them. Emerson
Life too near paralyses art. Emerson
Nothing is really so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject. Santayana
There is no excellent Beauty, that hath not some Strangeness in the Proportion. Bacon
Men lose their tempers in defending their taste. Selden
He who pleases many must have some species of merits. Dr. Johnson
A man who has not read Homer is like a man who has not seen the ocean.
There is a great object of which he has no idea. Bahegot
If I do not read, nobody will. Emerson
When I read a good book...I wish that life were three thousand years long. Emerson
The style of an author should be the image of his mind, but the choice and command of language is the fruit of exercise. Gibbon
A man's style is his mind's voice. Emerson
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings. Dr. Johnson
Composition is, for the most part, an effort of slow diligence and steady perseverance, to which the mind is dragged by necessity or resolution, and from which the attention is every moment starting to more delightful amusements. Dr. Johnson
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Dr. Johnson.
A great work, like a great house, was never yet finished at the given time. Gibbon
What is easy is seldom excellent. Dr. Johnson
People do not deserve to have good writting, they are so pleased with bad. Emerson
Literature is the effort of man to indemnify himself for the wrongs of his condition. Emerson
A schoolmaster should have an atmosphere of awe, and walk wonderingly, as

if he was amazed at being himself. Bagehot.


Greek, Sir, is like lace; every man gets as much of it as he can. Dr. Johnson.
Some people will never learn anything, for this reason, because they understand everything too soon. Pope.
If the Laws could speak for themselves, they would complain of the Lawyers in the first place. Halifax
The first Whig was the devil. Dr. Johnson
We all know what Parliament is, and we are all ashamed of it. R.L Stevenson.
Politicians neither love nor hate: Interest, not sentiment, directs them. Chesterfield
Liberty means responsability. That is why most men dread it. Bernard Shaw
The people are deceived by names, but not by things. Harrington
An age of ignorance is an age of ceremony. Dr. Johnson
The art of pleasing consist in being pleased. Hazlitt
The greatest mistake is the trying to be more agreable than you can be. Bahegot.
He who loves praise, loves temptation. Bishop Wilson
Vanity is the more odious and shocking to everybode, because everybody, without exception, has vanity; and two vanities never love one another. Chesterfield.
If a person has no delicacy, he has you in his power. Hazlitt
The essence of all vulgarity lies in want of sensation. Ruskin.
We are not satisfied to be right, unless we can prove others to be quite wrong. Hazlitt
Learn to shrink yourself to the size of the company you are in. Chesterfield
We talk little, if we do not talk about ourselves. Hazlitt
That is the happiest conversation where there is no competition, no vanity, but a calm quiet interchange of sentiments. Dr. Johnson
Never talk your best in the company of fools. Chesterfield
Envy is the sincerest form of flattery. Churton Collins
Envy is commonly reciprocal. Dr. Johnson
Violent antipathies are always suspicious, and betray a secret affinity. Samuel Butler.
A great part of courage is the courage of having done the thing before. Emerson
A man who is master of pacience, is master of everything else. Halifax
In skating over thin ice, our safety is our speed. Emerson
There is no strong perfomance without a little fanaticism in the perfomer. Emerson
You can do very little with faith, but you can do nothing without it. Samuel Butler.
Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody. Churton Collins
The best way to suppose what may come, is to remember what is past. Halifax
The best qualification of a prophet is to have a good memory. Halifax.
I am always afraid of a fool. One cannot be sure that he is not a knave as well. Hazlitt
The most positive men are the most credulous. Pope
A fool or idiot is one who expects things to happen that never can happen. Feorge Elliot
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. Blake
Folly is often more cruel in the consequences, than malice can be in the intent. Halifax
Nature delights punishing stupid people. Emerson
A fool's paradise is a wise man's hell. Thomas Fuller
The world is nothing but vanity cut out into several shapes. Halifax
Children are all foreigners. We treat them as much. Emerson
A woman, the more curious she is abot her face, is commonly the more careless about her house. Ben Jonson
Marriage is one long conversation, chequered by disputes. R.L Stevenson
Marriages has many pains, but celibacy has no pleasures. Dr. Johnson
Between cultivated minds the first interview is the best. Emerson
In prosperity our friends know us; in adversity we know our friends our friends. Churton Collins

You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted: but you must share a joke with some else. R.L Stevenson


They who are opinion that money will do everything, may very well be suspected to do everything for money. Halifax
The price we have to pay for money is paid in liberty. R.L Stevenson
Old men and comets have been reverenced for the same reason: their long beards, and pretences to foretell events. Swift
What can a sick man say, but he is sick? Dr. Johnson
Our moods do not believe in each other. Emerson
One way of getting an idea of our fellow-country-men's miseries is to go and look at their pleasures. George Eliot
Grief is a species of idleness. Dr. Johnson
There is a melancholy which acompanies all enthusiasm. Shaftesbury
The fewer desires, the more peace. Bishop Wilson
To enjoy true happiness, we must travel into a very far country, and even out ourselves. Sir Thomas Browne
Happiness consist in the multiplicity of agreeable consciousness. Dr. Johnson
The great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do. Bagehot
Amusement is the happiness of those that cannot think. Pope
That which we call sin in others; is experiment for us. Emerson
Nothing is more unpleasant than a virtuous person with a mean mind. Bagehot
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. Blake
There is another man within me that's angry with me. Sir Tomas Browne
Conscience is, in most men, an anticipation of the opinion of others. Sir Henry Taylor
He can never be good that is not obstinate. Bishop Wilson
Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself. Santayana
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance. Oscar Wilde
I must complain the cards are ill.shuffled, till I have a good hand. Swift
Take egotism out, and you would castrate the benefactors. Emerson

A great reputation is a great charge, very hard for a man to acquit himself well of; I'll tell thee my very thought: an obscure life is more natural, the more easy. Dr. Fuller


The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure, but from hope to hope. Dr. Johnson
We all live upon the hope of pleasing somebody. Dr. Johnson
There is more pleasure in building castles in the air than on the ground. Gibbon
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. Dr. Johnson
Curiosity is the direct incontinency of the spirit. Jeremy Taylor
There seem near as many people that want passion as want reason. Shenstone.
Genius...has been defined as a supreme capacity for taking trouble...It might be more fitly described as a supreme capacity for getting its possesors into trouble of all kinds. Samuel Butler.
No bird soar too high, if he soars with his own wings. Blake
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. Santayana
The true art of memory is the art of attention. Dr. Johnson
Method is the mother of memory. Halifax
Even more exasperating than the guy who thinks he knows it all is the one who really does.
Money and success don't change people, they merely amplify what is already there
Love is what's left in a relationship after all the selfishness has been removed

O.J Simpson on his trail: "A jury consist of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.


Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day. Sally Koch
Consensus is the negation of leaderships. Margaret Thatcher
To fly we have to have resistence. Maya Lin
Childhood is measured out by sounds and smells and sights, before the dark hour of reason grows.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truths.
The woman that deliberates is lost.

J.Addison


The truth is often a terrible weapon of agression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder, for the truth. A. Adler
A house is not a home. Polly Adler
The thruth which make men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. H. Agar

Nothing is more dangerous that an idea, when you have only one idea. Alain (Emile.August Chartier)


The fox knows many yhings-the hedgehog one big one. Archilochus
The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution. Hannah Arendt

Natura il fece, e poi roppe la stampa. L. Ariosto

The art of Biography

Is different from Geography.

Geography is about maps.

Biography is about chaps


Sir Christopher Wren

Said: I'm goin to dine with some men

If anybody calls

Say I am designing St Paul's


E. Clerihew

The wish for prayer is a prayer in itself. G. Bernanos


We must travel in the direction of our fear. J. Berryman
What is the use of a book, thought Alice. without pictures or conversation?
Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice
War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men. G. Clemenceau
But what is freedom? Rightly understood: A universal licence to be good.

H. Coleridge


Treaties, you see, are like girls and roses: they last while they last. De Gaulle
It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain. Cardinal Newman
The consumer isn't a moron: she is your wife. Ogilvy
He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everythings. That points clearly to a political career. G.B Shaw

New atyles of architecture, a change of heart. W.H Auden.

Experience must be bought
Old shoes are easiest
To know the desease is half the cure
You dig your grave with your teeth
You never know till you have tried
Everything comes to him who waits
He who hesitates is lost
Strike while the iron is hot
Satan always finds work for iddles hands
When a man is going down.hill, everyone will give him a push
Better lose the saddle than the horse
Catch the bear before you sell its skin
We are becoming the men we wanted to marry. Gloria Steinem
Discovery consist of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has
Bigotry tries to keep thruth safe its hand with a grip that kills it. Tagore
Sciences means simply the aggregate of all the recipes that are always succesful. The rest is literature
I always say, keep a diary ansd some day it'll keep you. Mae Wsts
A good conscience is a soft pillow
A sitch in time save nine

Do as I say, not as I do


Men makes houses; woman make homes.
The watched pot never boils
A woman, a dog and a walnut tree. The more you beat them, the better they be
He who rides on a tiger can never dismount
His bark is worse than his bite
No bees, no honey, no work, no money
The more you have, the more you want

The conscious utterances of thought, by speech or action, to any end, is art. Emerson


Progress involves risks. You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.


Self-respect is the fruit of discipline; the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say not to oneself.
The greater prayer is patience.
Everyone is a bore to someone. That is unimportant. The thing to avoid is being a bore to oneself.
When a woman says, " Ah, I could love you if..."-fear not. She already loves you.
It's better to be noveau riche, I guess, than never to have been riche at all.
When a man writes on a wall, his instinct leads him to write about the level of his own eyes. (From Sherlock Homes)

Intelligence is like a river: the deeper it is, the less noise it makes.

Verdad: la primera baja en tiempos de guerra
Nadie está libre de decir estupideces: lo grave es decirlo con énfasis.
Ayudar a los que lo necesitan no sólo es parte del deber, sino de la felicidad.
Ser original no es ser distinto, sino ser auténtico.
¿Qué significa tener éxito? ¿No será hacer con el mayor entusiasmo lo que nos gusta?
Lo mejor de nuestra vida está en el corazón de los que nos aman.

Jacinto Benavente


Que tu alegría no sea fruto de circunstancias favorables, sino fruto de ti mismo.
La tolerancia se basa en la sospecha de que la otra persona pueda tener razón.

Los angeles vuelan porque se toman a sí mismos muy a la ligera. Chesterton

El sol brilla en todas partes, pero algunos no ven más que sus sombras.
El mundo es una comedia para los que pienan, y una tragedia para los que sienten. Horace Walpole

¿Por qué será que constantemente ponemos a prueba la paciencia, la lealtad y el amor de nuestros seres queridos? ¿Será porque de eso, precisamente, depende la sobrevivencia de la familia?

La belleza que atrae rara vez coincide con la belleza que enamora.

Mazarino refiriéndose a un juez muy severo: Es tan severo, que se enfurece por no poder condenar a ambas partes"

Graham Greene nos alentó con estas palabras: el que busca a Dios, ya lo ha encontrado...
La nuestra no es una oposición ciega al progreso, sino una oposición al progreso ciego...
De vez en cuando deberíamos tragarnos el orgullo, no es algo que engorde...

André Malraux: El siglo xxi será mistico o no será....


Conversar es un ejercicio de la inteligencia. Hay veces que una conversación corre el riesgo de convertirse en monologo; otras, en tediosa. Pero bueno, siempre existe la posibilidad de decir algo disparatado para que el monologista se pege los alcachofazos. El disparate produce un efecto parecido a lo que permite el control remoto.


Al hacer una profunda reverencia a alguien, se da siempre la espalda a algún otro.
Siempre una obediencia ciega supone una ignorancia extrema.
Cuando un ladron ya no encuentra ocasión de robar, se cree un hombre honrado.
A quienes me preguntan la razón de mis viajes, les contesto que sé bien de qué huyo, pero que ignoro lo que busco. Montaigne
Un cigarrillo es el prototipo de un placer perfecto. Es exquisito y nos deja insatisfechos. ¿Qué más podemos desear? Oscar Wilde

Cuando una persona le dice a otra que se ve muy joven, debe tener la certeza de que stá envejeciendo.


Se dice que el tiempo es un gran maestro. Lo trsite es que mata a sus alumnos.
No, tu nombre no; pregunte quién eres. B. Shaw
Donde hay educación, no hay distinción de clases. Confucio
Todo el mundo se queja de su memoria, pero nadie de su inteligencia.
El ochenta por ciento del éxito consiste, simplemente, en estar allí. W.Allen
Oscar Wilde. Luego del estreno de una obra.

Como resultó la obra?

Oh, contestó con orgulloso desden- la obra fue un gran éxito, pero el público resulto un fiasco.
Pocas cosas hay más difíciles de tolerar que el fastidio del buen ejemplo.

El mejor legado de un padre a sus hijos es un poco de su tiempo cada día.

El matrimonio es el medio de que se vale la naturaleza para que la gente no riña condesconocidos.
Fe es creer lo que no se ve; y la recompensa es ver lo que se cree. S.Agustín
Que es la felicidad? Hugh Prather la definió así: "Problemas sin resolver, victorias ambiguas y derrotas vagas, con unos cuantos momentos de verdadera paz"
El secreto del 'exito es la constancia en el propósito
El secreto de ser desdichado estriba en tener tiempo de pensar en si se es o no desdichado. B. Shaw
Los cielos nunca ayudan al hombre que no quiere actuar
Los inteligentes preguntan cuando no saben...y aun sabiendo
El que chismorrea contigo de los defectos ajenos, chismorrea con otros los tuyos.
Crítico: persona que conoce el camino, pero no sabe conducir el automobil...
La vida se angosta o se expande según nuestro valor
A los veinte años, nos preocupamos lo que los demás piensen de nosotros. A los cuarenta, ya no nos importa. A los sesenta, descubrimos que los demás nunca han pensado en nosotros...
Lo más maravilloso de los milagros es que a veces suceden...

La curiosidad es un instinto de infinito alcance: por un lado, hace escuchar detrás de las puertas: por otro, lleva a descubrir América.

Existe un peligro real en poseer demasiado: el que tiene un reloj siempre sabe que hora es; el que tiene dos, nuna está seguro.
Ela oración vale más corazón sin palabras que palabras sin corazón"

La conciencia es para muchos hombres una anticipación de la opinión de los otros

El verdadero amor, el amor ideal, el amor del alma es el que solo desea la felicidad de la persona amada, sin exigirle en pago nuestra felicidad.. J. Benavente

Después de hundido el barco, todo el mundo sabe como se hubiese podido salvar.


La violencia encaja en aquellos que no tienen nada que perder..
Podemos estar dispuestos a relatar dos veces una anécdota, pero nunca a escucharla más de una.
Ser padre, a diferencia de ser apenas un proveedor, es dar a nuestros hijos nuestra presencia y no solo nuestros presentes.

Parte de la curación consiste en querer sanar. Séneca


Los años pueden arrugar la piel; pero cuando se pierde al entusiasmo, le salen arrugas al alma.
La soledad es la semilla de la que brotan muchos de klos males que atormentan al espíritu del hombre moderno. Billy Graham
En cierta ocasión, preguntarón al filósofo Bertrand Russel si estaba dispuesto a morir por sus convicciones. Russel respodió:

¡Claro que no! Al fin y al cabo, podría estar equivocado.


Todos creen que tener talento es cuestión de suerte; nadie piensa que la suerte pueda ser cuestión de talento. Jacinto Benavente

Cuando estoy en la Universidad, soy liberal; cuando me encuentro en casa, conservador,,,



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