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Who knows for what we live, and struggle,
by Alan Paton

Who knows for what we live, and struggle,
and die? Wise men write many books, in words too hard to understand.
But this, the purpose of our lives, the end of all our struggle,
is beyond all human wisdom.
- Alan Paton

To give up the task of reforming society is to give
up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

I envision someday a great, peaceful South Africa in
which the world will take pride,
a nation in which each of many different groups will
be making its own creative contribution.
- Alan Paton

But the one thing that has power completely is love,
because when a man loves, he seeks no power,
and therefore he has power.
- Alan Paton

 

There is only one way in which one can endure man's
inhumanity to man and that is to try,
in one's own life, to exemplify man's humanity to man.
- Alan Paton

When a deep injury is done us, we never recover until we forgive.
- Alan Paton

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
- Alan Paton

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Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that
is the inheritor of our fear.
Let him not love the earth too deeply...
For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much.
- Alan Paton

You ask yourself not if this or that is expedient,
but if it is right.
- Alan Paton

If you wrote a novel in South Africa which didn't concern the central issues,
it wouldn't be worth publishing.
- Alan Paton

God forgives us...
who am I not to forgive?
- Alan Paton

He who knows others is wise.
He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

A true friend is someone who
thinks that you are a good egg
even though he knows that
you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

A friend is someone who knows all about you,
and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

He who knows, does not speak.
He who speaks, does not know.
- Lao Tzu

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

He who knows nothing is closer to the truth
than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
- Thomas Jefferson

The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many a man curses the rain that falls upon his head,
and knows not that it brings abundance
to drive away the hunger.
- Saint Basil

He who knows best knows how little he knows.
- Thomas Jefferson

It is impossible to begin to learn
that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Forgiveness is the needle that knows how to mend.
- Jewel

No one knows what he can do until he tries.
- Publilius Syrus

The wise man looks into space,
and does not regard the small as too little,
nor the great as too much;
for he knows that there is no limit to dimensions.
- Lao Tzu

A warrior acts as if he knows what he is doing,
when in effect he knows nothing.
- Carlos Castaneda

He who knows others is clever;
He who knows himself has discernment.
- Lao Tzu

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
- The Buddha

He who knows that enough is enough
will always have enough.
- Lao Tzu

The only fool bigger than the person who knows it all
is the person who argues with him.
- Stanislaw Jerszy Lec

A wise man will make haste to forgive,
because he knows the true value of time,
and will not suffer it to pass away in unnecessary pain.
- Samuel Johnson

He who knows himself is enlightened.
- Lao Tzu

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

He who knows only his own side of the case, knows little of that.
- John Stuart Mill, On Liberty (1859)

Without deep reflection,
one knows from daily life
that one exists for other people.
- Albert Einstein

The wise man looks back into the past,
and does not grieve over what is far off,
nor rejoice over what is near;
for he knows that time is without end.
- Lao Tzu

The heart knows nothing of the past,
nothing of the future;
it knows only of the present.
- Osho

Without stirring abroad,
One can know the whole world;
Without looking out of the window,
One can see the way of heaven.
The further one goes, The less one knows.
- Lao Tzu

We are now at a point where we must educate our children
in what no one knew yesterday,
and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet.
- Margaret Mead

It is a wise father that knows his own child.
- William Shakespeare

Far better is it to dare mighty things,
to win glorious triumphs,
even though chequered by failure,
than to take rank with those poor spirits
who neither enjoy much nor suffer much,
because they live in the grey twilight
that knows not victory or defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

A friend knows the song in my heart
and sings it to me when my memory fails.
- Donna Roberts

The happiest moments my heart knows are those in which
it is pouring forth its affections to a few esteemed characters.
- Thomas Jefferson

Your friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

A friend is one who knows us, but loves us anyway.
- Jerome Cummings

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

The River of Life has no judgments.
The River flows with no concept of good and bad - right and wrong.
The fields and dreams of men may be nourished by the River of Life,
or flooded and covered with silt, and the River just flows.
Men may catch fish and live on the River of Life,
or they may founder in a storm and drown, and the River just flows.
The River of Life is timeless.
It is not unchanging, but it is timeless,
and it changes in its own time.
The River of Life knows no obstacles.
The River can cut through solid rock - in its own time.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

One of the illusions of life is that the present hour
is not the critical, decisive hour.
Write it on your heart that
every day is the best day in the year.
No man has learned anything rightly,
until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

A miracle is nothing more or less than this...
Anyone who has come into a knowledge
of his true identity,
of his oneness with
the all-pervading wisdom and power,
this makes it possible for laws higher
than the ordinary mind knows of
to be revealed to him.
- Ralph Waldo Trine

Man knows so much and does so little.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A man never knows how to say goodbye;
a woman never knows when to say it.
- Helen Rowland

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Our prayers should be for blessings in general,
for God knows best what is good for us.
- Socrates

Show me a man who knows his own heart
and to him I shall belong.
- Jewel

The most I can do for my friend is simply to be his friend.
I have no wealth to bestow on him.
If he knows that I am happy in loving him, he will want no other reward.
Is not friendship divine in this?
- Henry David Thoreau

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things;
knows not the livid loneliness of fear.
- Amelia Earhart

As anyone who has ever been around a cat for any length of time well knows,
cats have enormous patience with the limitations of the human kind.
- Cleveland Amory

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.
- Gary McCord

The friend is the man who knows all about you,
and still likes you.
- Elbert Hubbard

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when
there is nothing left to add,
but when there is nothing left to take away.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer
knows the propensity to dream,
the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
- Tim Berners-Lee

A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same.
- Elbert Hubbard

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A cynic is a man who knows the price of everything
and the value of nothing.
- Oscar Wilde

Let each man exercise the art he knows.
- Aristophanes

No one knows what's next, but everybody does it.
- George Carlin

It is not our place to know the mind of God.
Spirit knows what is best in the long run -
best for each of us individually,
and best for humanity as a whole.
This is often very difficult to accept
when we see war and disease in the world
and experience physical and emotional suffering
in ourselves, our family, and our friends.
I consider this belief in God's infinite power
and ultimate wisdom to be the true test of faith.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

No one knows his true character until he has run out of gas,
purchased something on the installment plan and raised an adolescent.
- Marcelene Cox

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind,
going and coming like ourselves,
traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day,
and through space heaven knows how fast and far!
- John Muir


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