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The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent. ...
by William Watson

The thirst to know and understand, a large and liberal discontent.
- William Watson

Yes, threadbare seem his songs, to lettered ken -
they were worn threadbare next the hearts of men.
- William Watson

Hate and mistrust are the children of blindness.
- William Watson

Empires dissolve and peoples disappear,
song passes not away.
- William Watson

 

We hold our hate too choice a thing,
for light and careless lavishing.
- William Watson

Personally, I do not believe that we shall have greater
armaments in the future than we have had in the past.
On the contrary, I believe there will be a gradual
diminution in this respect.
- William Watson

Ennui has made more gamblers than avarice,
more drunkards than thirst,
and perhaps as many suicides as despair.
- The Buddha

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As much as we thirst for approval we dread condemnation.
- Hans Selye

You should not see the desert simply as some faraway place of little rain.
There are many forms of thirst.
- William Langewiesche

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches,
increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

The insatiable thirst for everything which lies beyond,
and which life reveals, is the most living proof of our immortality.
- Charles Baudelaire

The remedy for thirst? It is the opposite of the one for a dog bite:
run always after a dog,
he'll never bite you; drink always before thirst,
and it will never overtake you.
- Francois Rabelais

I am your fairy tale.
Your dream.
Your wishes and desires, and I am your thirst and your
hunger and your food and your drink.
- Klaus Kinski

To underestimate one's thirst, to pass a given landmark to the right or left,
to find a dry spring where one looked for running water -
there is no help for any of these things.
- Mary Austin

So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places,
where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble;
and here also we find the wild pig.
- John H. Speke

Small natures require despotism to exercise their sinews,
as great souls thirst for equality to give play to their heart.
- Honore de Balzac

Fame is the thirst of youth.
- Lord Byron

I hope to continue building my acting career and work
more on projects that fulfill my artistic thirst.
- Karolina Kurkova

The people who influenced me most were the people who
said I would never make it.
They gave me a thirst for revenge.
- Colin Mochrie

Always, through my whole life, I've had a thirst for knowledge.
- Emmitt Smith

The thirst for vengeance was the beautiful nature which Homer imitated.
- Johann G. Hamann

He that has satisfied his thirst turns his back on the well.
- Baltasar Gracian

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper
hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
- Anton Chekhov

In your thirst for knowledge, be sure not to drown in all the information.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

When it comes to having a central nervous system,
and the ability to feel pain, hunger,
and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy.
- Ingrid Newkirk

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us,
while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God,
Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than
wait there for certain death from thirst.
- Alvar N. C. de Vaca

Unless you become more watchful in your states and
check the spirit of monopoly and thirst for exclusive
privileges you will in the end find that...
the control over your dearest interests has passed
into the hands of these corporations.
- Andrew Jackson

Men are as we have always known them,
neither better nor worse from the hearts of rogues
there springs a latent honesty,
from the depths of honest men there emerges a brutish appetite -
a thirst for extermination,
a desire for blood.
- Frederica Montseny

Love, with very young people, is a heartless business.
We drink at that age from thirst, or to get drunk;
it is only later in life that we occupy ourselves with
the individuality of our wine.
- Isak Dinesen

I offer neither pay, nor quarters, nor food;
I offer only hunger,
thirst, forced marches, battles and death.
Let him who loves his country with his heart,
and not merely with his lips, follow me.
- Giuseppe Garibaldi

No society has been able to abolish human sadness,
no political system can deliver us from the pain of living,
from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute.
It is the human condition that directs the social condition,
not vice versa.
- Eugene Ionesco

Uncontrolled, the hunger and thirst after God may become an obstacle,
cutting off the soul from what it desires.
If a man would travel far along the mystic road,
he must learn to desire God intensely but in stillness,
passively and yet with all his heart and mind and strength.
- Aldous Huxley

The idea of eternity lives in all of us.
We thirst to live in a belief which raises our small
personality to a higher coherence -
a coherence which is human and yet superhuman,
absolute and yet steadily growing and developing,
ideal and yet real.
- Christian Lous Lange

Let's choose today to quench our thirst for the "good
life" we thinks others lead by acknowledging the good
that already exists in our lives.
We can then offer the universe the gift of our grateful hearts.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

The best books for a man are not always those which the wise recommend,
but often those which meet the peculiar wants,
the natural thirst of his mind, and therefore awaken
interest and rivet thought.
- William Ellery Channing

God is waiting eagerly to respond with new strength
to each little act of self-control,
small disciplines of prayer, feeble searching after him.
And his children shall be filled if they will only
hunger and thirst after what he offers.
- Richard Holloway

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.
- Lewis Carroll
(Alice in Wonderland)

God grant me the serenity
To accept the things I cannot change;
the courage to change the things I can;
and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr (Serenity Prayer)

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

To laugh often and much;
to win the respect of intelligent people
and the affection of children,
to leave the world a better place,
to know even one life has breathed easier
because you have lived,
this is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

At the center of your being you have the answer;
you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu

To leave the world a bit better ...
to know that one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon,
for you never know how soon it will be too late.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Know the power and the peace of saying,
"I love you just the way you are."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

This is my wish for you:
Comfort on difficult days,
Smiles when sadness intrudes,
Rainbows to follow the clouds,
Laughter to kiss your lips,
Sunsets to warm your heart,
Hugs when spirits sag,
Beauty for your eyes to see,
Friendships to brighten your being,
Faith so that you can believe,
Confidence for when you doubt,
Courage to know yourself,
Patience to accept the truth,
Love to complete your life.
- Anonymous

Trust yourself, then you will know how to live.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition -
they somehow already know what you truly want to become.
- Steve Jobs

It ain't what you don't know that gets you into trouble.
It's what you know for sure that just ain't so.
- Mark Twain (attributed)

Know that the greatest fear is fear of the unknown.
Seek to meet the unknown with courage and a sense of adventure.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

One can not reflect in streaming water.
Only those who know internal peace can give it to others.
- Lao Tzu

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

Know thyself.
- Socrates (inscribed on the ancient Greek temple at Delphi)

Happiness blooms
in the presence of self-respect
and the absence of ego.
Love yourself.
Love everyone around you.
Love everyone in the whole world.
Know that your own life is of infinite importance,
as is every other life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Find your balance and stand with it.
Find your song and sing it out.
Find your cadence and let it appear like a dance.
Find the questions that only you know how to ask and
The answers that you are content to not know.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

To know God, watch a butterfly return to the same tree -
after a year and a thousand miles.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

Once you know yourself as a genuine seeker,
and when your own inner chamber is quite enlightened,
then comes the natural unfoldment of pure love and compassion
and a genuine desire to serve others.
- Rod Stryker

Know first that you have absolutely no power to change the world,
and then address all your energies and intent toward improving it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know the power of saying, "Thank you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

About morals: I know only that
what is moral is what you feel good after
and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
- Ernest Hemingway

Uncertainty that comes from knowledge
(knowing what you don't know)
is different from uncertainty coming from ignorance.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't know who my grandfather was;
I am much more concerned to know what his grandson will be.
- Abraham Lincoln

The more you see the less you know.
- Bono

Know that life's burdens are lighter when you laugh at yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is better to displease the people
by doing what you know is right.
- William J. H. Boetcker

A leader is best when people barely know he exists;
when his work is done, his aim fulfilled,
they will say: we did it ourselves.
- Lao Tzu


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