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The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen. ...
by G. K. Chesterton

The most astonishing thing about miracles is that they happen.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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Angels can fly because they can take themselves lightly.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton PHOTO

How you think when you lose
determines how long it will be until you win.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

 

To have a right to do a thing
is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

We make our friends; we make our enemies;
but God makes our next-door neighbor.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Marriage is an adventure, like going to war.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

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Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount
of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
- Henry B. Adams

It is astonishing with how little wisdom mankind can be governed,
when that little wisdom is its own.
- William Ralph Inge

I could never have conceived that I would ever get
to work in a Truffaut film.
It was astonishing to me, and still is.
I felt like an old pro, but it was still so unexpected.
- Jacqueline Bisset

It is astonishing what a lot of odd minutes one can catch during the day,
if one really sets about it.
- Dinah Maria Mulock

The head of Fermilab was reading Astonishing Stories when he was ten.
- Frederik Pohl

Hamlet is an astonishing intelligence.
- Ben Kingsley

The Shakespeare that Shakespeare became is the name
that's attached to these astonishing objects that he left behind.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Don't you think it astonishing that,
at 58,
I am still working at improving my career?
- Placido Domingo

I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge,
and, looking round with astonishing delight,
beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
- Daniel Boone

I think the way IBM has embraced the open source philosophy
has been quite astonishing,
but gratifying.
I hope they'll do very well with it.
- Larry Wall

I want the reader to feel something is astonishing.
Not the 'what happens,' but the way everything happens.
These long short story fictions do that best,
for me.
- Alice Munro

Under these conditions it is not astonishing that learning was highly prized;
in fact,
my parents made sacrifices to be able to give their
children a good education.
- Simon van der Meer

It is astonishing what an effort it seems to be for
many people to put their brains definitely and systematically to work.
- Thomas A. Edison

I was fortunate enough to visit a lot of beautiful places around the world.
The most astonishing and memorable experiences were
my trips to Africa and Australia.
- Karolina Kurkova

Everyone has seen photographs of Mexicans wearing those big sombreros.
When you come to Mexico, the astonishing thing is,
nobody wears these hats at all.
- Bruce Beresford

The fact that someone came forward and offered $1.25
million to make a movie was astonishing.
We were also allowed to keep many of the original stage cast.
- Richard O'Brien

It is astonishing what force, purity,
and wisdom it requires for a human being to keep clear of falsehoods.
- Margaret Fuller

As somebody who's been writing about this subject for
getting on twenty years now,
it's astonishing how the climate has changed in the last five years.
- Anthony Holden

It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves.
- John Bulwer

It's astonishing what some women will put up with just to have a warm body.
Some of the brightest women I know are just obsessed with that search.
It's very sad.
- Judith Rossner

The priest is an immense being because he makes the
crowd believe astonishing things.
- Charles Baudelaire

Isn't it astonishing that all these secrets have been
preserved for so many years just so we could discover them!
- Orville Wright

Reviewers said Ghost Country was rich,
astonishing and affecting in the way it blended comedy,
magic, and a gritty urban realism in a breathtaking
ride along Chicago's mean streets.
- Sara Paretsky

The most astonishing joy is to receive from the muses
the gift of a whole lyric.
- James Broughton

The implication that everyone would have to accept
its judgments uncritically,
that it was a decision from which there could be no appeal,
was astonishing.
- Edwin Meese

American families, families back home in Minnesota,
know only too well that out-of-pocket expenses for
health care have been rising at an astonishing rate.
- Jim Ramstad

What matters here are the works - finally without them
his life would be uninteresting.
What matters, that is, are the astonishing things that he left behind.
If we can get the life in relation to the works,
then it can take off.
- Stephen Greenblatt

English girls' schools to-day providing the higher education are,
so far as my knowledge goes, worthily representative
of that astonishing rise in the intellectual standards
of women which has taken place in the last half-century.
- Mary A. Ward

When we contemplate the heroes of Christianity,
and compare our feeble efforts with their astonishing
performance and self devotion,
we should fall into despair, were there not a few softening features,
by which they are brought back to the ranks of humanity.
- John Strachan

First of all, there was a volcano of words,
an eruption of words that Shakespeare had never used
before that had never been used in the English language before.
It's astonishing.
It pours out of him.
- Stephen Greenblatt

Genius is nothing more than common faculties refined to a greater intensity.
There are no astonishing ways of doing astonishing things.
All astonishing things are done by ordinary materials.
- Benjamin Haydon

My father, though, could run very much faster.
It was impossible to compete with him on the grass.
But it was astonishing how slow old people were.
Some of them could not run up a hill and called it trying to climb stairs.
- Georg Brandes

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance
may have an astonishing influence and,
if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker,
it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
- Alexander Fleming

I think I came across Cecil Taylor a bit later,
in 65 or 66.
That really impressed me - Cecil Taylor is an amazing character...
Both his music and the way he approaches the instrument are astonishing.
- Luc Ferrari

And, as I have said, it's made me think twice about the imagination.
If the spirits aren't external, how astonishing the mediums become!
Victor Hugo said of his voices that they were like
his own mental powers multiplied by five.
- James Merrill

When Ulysses hears his own story sung by an epic poet
and then he reveals his identity and the poet wants to continue singing,
Ulysses isn't interested any longer.
That's very astonishing.
- Raymond Queneau

Insanity is doing the same thing, over and over again,
but expecting different results.
- Rita Mae Brown, also attributed to Einstein

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph
is for enough good men to do nothing.
- Edmund Burke

The Main Thing is to Keep
The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Take time to play!
Ask for what you want.
Laugh.
Live loudly.
Be avid.
Learn a new thing.
Be Yourself!
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Fear defeats more people than
any other one thing in the world.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

When a thing is funny, search it for a hidden truth.
- George Bernard Shaw

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing
over and over and expecting different results.
- Albert Einstein

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men
who walked through the huts comforting others,
giving away their last piece of bread...
They offer sufficient proof that everything
can be taken from a man but one thing:
to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one's own way.
- Viktor E. Frankl

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The most important thing about Spaceship Earth -
an instruction book didn't come with it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Do the thing you fear to do and keep on doing it -
that is the quickest and surest way
ever yet discovered to conquer fear.
- Dale Carnegie

Sometimes it is better to lose
and do the right thing
than to win and do the wrong thing.
- Tony Blair

"Be Prepared."
"Be prepared for what?"
"Why, for any old thing."
- Robert Baden-Powell,
the founder of Scouting.
[as quoted in the Boy Scout Handbook]

One thing I know: the only ones among you
who will be really happy are those
who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know:
the only ones among you who will be really happy
are those who will have sought and found how to serve.
- Albert Schweitzer

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To be oneself is a rare thing, and a great one.
- Ursula K. Le Guin

Appreciation is a wonderful thing.
It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.
- Voltaire

The nature of life is to be
a study of contrasts: joy/sadness, full/empty.
The Main Thing is to Keep The Main Thing The Main Thing.
- Stephen Covey

Winning isn't everything; it's the only thing.
- Vince Lombardi

Anger is a killing thing:
it kills the man who angers,
for each rage leaves him less than he had been before -
it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The most incomprehensible thing about the world
is that it is comprehensible.
- Albert Einstein

It is against everything we stand for to take a human life.
Making an exception to that code is a bleak thing.
- Sam, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer


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