Johnson Quotes

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Have you ever noticed how β€˜What the hell’ is always the right decision to make?
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Terry Johnson (Insignificance)
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Curiosity is, in great and generous minds, the first passion and the last.
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Samuel Johnson (Works of Samuel Johnson)
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If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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The earth was overwhelmed with beauty and indifferent to it, and I went with a heart ready to crack for its unbearable loveliness.
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Josephine Winslow Johnson (Now in November)
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Lift every voice and sing.
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James Weldon Johnson
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And it's Gryfindor in possession again, as Johnson takes the Quaffleβ€” Flint alongside her β€”poke him in the eye, Angelina β€”it was a joke, professor, it was a joke...
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter, #3))
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My life is like tofuβ€”it's what gets added that makes it interesting.
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Angela Johnson (A Certain October)
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Integrity is telling myself the truth. And honesty is telling the truth to other people.
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Spencer Johnson
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I hate mankind, for I think myself one of the best of them, and I know how bad I am.
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Samuel Johnson
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Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Girls do not dress for boys. They dress for themselves and, of course, each other. If girls dressed for boys they’d just walk around naked at all times.
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Betsey Johnson
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True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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And it’s Johnson, Johnson with the Quaffle, what a player that girl is, I’ve been saying it for years but she still won’t go out with me β€”' 'JORDAN!' yelled Professor McGonagall. 'Just a fun fact, Professor, adds a bit of interest β€”
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J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry Potter, #5))
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Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
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Wendell Johnson
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To be in your children's memories tomorrow, You have to be in their lives today.
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Barbara Johnson
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Life moves on and so should we
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Writing is one of the few careers for which you essentially train yourself, the other two major ones being juggling and pickpocketing.
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Maureen Johnson
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He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man.
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Samuel Johnson
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Someone who smiles too much with you can sometime frown too much with you at your back.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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What would you do if you weren't afraid?
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
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Jimmy Johnson
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It is better to lock up your heart with a merciless padlock, than to fall in love with someone who doesn't know what they mean to you.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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To be of good quality, you have to excuse yourself from the presence of shallow and callow minded individuals.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Men know that women are an overmatch for them, and therefore they choose the weakest or the most ignorant. If they did not think so, they never could be afraid of women knowing as much as themselves.
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Samuel Johnson (A Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland and The Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides)
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A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.
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Samuel Johnson (Works of Samuel Johnson)
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Protect your good image from the eyes of negative viewers, who may look at your good appearance with an ugly fiendish eye, and ruin your positive qualities with their chemical infested tongues.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Fear can’t hurt you,” she said. β€œWhen it washes over you, give it no power. It’s a snake with no venom. Remember that. That knowledge can save you.
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Maureen Johnson
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People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President)
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But you're so busy changing the world Just one smile can change all of mine
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Jack Johnson
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What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
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Samuel Johnson (Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II)
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True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
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Samuel Johnson
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Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3)
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What you are afraid of is never as bad as what you imagine. The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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I may have been a complete lunatic, but I was a complete lunatic with manners.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous intellect.
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Samuel Johnson (The Rambler)
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Debbie had to get up and slice me a thick piece of cake before she could answer. And I do mean thick. Harry Potter volume seven thick. I could have knocked out a burglar with this piece of cake. Once I tasted it, though, it seemed just the right size.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow)
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My congratulations to you, sir. Your manuscript is both good and original; but the part that is good is not original, and the part that is original is not good.
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Samuel Johnson
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Stay away from lazy parasites, who perch on you just to satisfy their needs, they do not come to alleviate your burdens, hence, their mission is to distract, detract and extract, and make you live in abject poverty.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
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Samuel Johnson
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I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
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Samuel Johnson (Johnsonian Miscellanies - Vol II)
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Those who pray for your downfall are concentrating negative thoughts towards you, without taking cognisance of the slippery ground in which they are standing, which could lead to their downfall.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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One person's crazy is another person's sane, I guess.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity.
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Samuel Johnson
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It's always easier to say good-bye when you know it's just a prelude to hello.
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Maureen Johnson (The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2))
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Whoever thinks of going to bed before twelve o'clock is a scoundrel.
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Samuel Johnson
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Always remember that you were once alone, and the crowd you see in your life today are just as unecessary as when you were alone.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Claim whatever you want. Say you only want a happy family or a successful career or a big house. I say: no, that's not what you want. You'll settle for those things, but you really want a monkey that does your evil bidding. Pullman is a genius just for this.
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Maureen Johnson (The World of the Golden Compass: The Otherworldly Ride Continues)
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You can never visit the same place twice. Each time, it's a different story. By the very act of coming back, you wipe out what came before.
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Maureen Johnson (The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2))
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Don't pretend to be what you're not, instead, pretend to what you want to be, it is not pretence, it is a journey to self realization.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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A good traveller is one who knows how to travel with the mind.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Book of Maxims, Poems and Anecdotes)
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I don't fancy colors of the face, I'm always attracted to colors of the brain.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. Great works are performed not by strength, but by perseverance.
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Samuel Johnson
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Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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I knew Dionysus must've filled it out, because he stubbornly insisted on getting my name wrong: Dear _______Peter Johnson__________,
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Rick Riordan (The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, #1))
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In life, there are no mistakes, only lessons.
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Vic Johnson (Day by Day with James Allen)
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See what you're doing wrong, laugh at it, change and do better.
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Hell is paved with good intentions.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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The quicker you let go of old cheese, the sooner you find new cheese.
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
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Samuel Johnson (The Rambler)
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Her dad's voice boomed from inside the house. "I've got a Glock, a shovel, and five acres of woods, Johnson!
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Melissa Landers (Alienated (Alienated, #1))
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When you stop being afraid you feel good
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Don't destroy yourself by allowing negative people add gibberish and debris to your character, reputation, and aspirations. Keep all dreams alive but discreet, so that those with unhealthy tongues won't have any other option than to infest themselves with their own diseases.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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I would rather be attacked than unnoticed. For the worst thing you can do to an author is to be silent as to his works.
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Samuel Johnson
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And if we get caught, I will claim I made you go. At gunpoint. I am American. People will assume I'm armed.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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If everyone helps to hold up the sky, then one person does not become tired.
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Askhari Johnson Hodari (Lifelines: The Black Book of Proverbs)
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We've got everything we need right here, and everything we need is enough.
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Jack Johnson
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The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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When people complain of your complexity, they fail to remember that they made fun of your simplicity.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Sometimes your dearest friend whom you reveal most of your secrets to becomes so deadly and unfriendly without knowing that they were not really your friend.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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If you do not change, you can become extinct !
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Tired, but not the kind of tired that sleep fixes.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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The stupidity of gossips is that they become frightened when they see your face, and a little word from your mouth makes them vibrate like an electrocuted criminal.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Books and ideas are the most effective weapons against intolerance and ignorance.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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I have no phobias. Phobias are irrational. My fears are rational and CAREFULLY CULTIVATED, like roses.
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Maureen Johnson
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Change happens when the pain of holding on becomes greater than the fear of letting go.
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Spencer Johnson
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The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough.
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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The only person worthy of your love is not one who overstayed in the relationship without a single change, but one, who appeared like an angel, and used a single day to make a million change.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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Chance favors the connected mind.
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Steven Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation)
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Keep calm and carry on. Also, stay in and hide because the Ripper is coming.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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She wanted to eat my heart and be lost in the desert with what she'd done, she wanted to fall on her knees and give birth from it, she wanted to hurt me as only a child can be hurt by its mother.
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Denis Johnson
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It is better to suffer wrong than to do it, and happier to be sometimes cheated than not to trust.
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Samuel Johnson
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I'm Keith," he said, "and you're . . . clearly mad, but what's your name?
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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Sometimes we have to behave indifferent towards people who proclaim their love to us, just to see if they are really different.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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You have to take things as they are, not how you hear they're supposed to be.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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If you can convince the lowest white man he's better than the best colored man, he won't notice you're picking his pocket. Hell, give him somebody to look down on, and he'll empty his pockets for you.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Salt. Wound. Together at last.
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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The funny thing about stop signs is that they're also start signs.
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Maureen Johnson (The Key to the Golden Firebird)
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What we hope ever to do with ease, we must first learn to do with diligence.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life Of Samuel Johnson, Vol. 4 (Classic Reprint))
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I knew every raindrop by its name.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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Where her books were, she was. Get the books right and the rest will follow. Now she could address the rest of the room.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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But people do things to survive, and then after they survive, they can't live with what they've done.
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Adam Johnson (The Orphan Master's Son)
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English words are like prisms. Empty, nothing inside, and still they make rainbows.
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Denis Johnson
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Stuart must have sensed my despair from the way I began lightly banging my forehead on the table.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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You raise your voice when you should reinforce your argument.
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Samuel Johnson
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He is not only dull himself, he is the cause of dullness in others.
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Samuel Foote (The Life of Johnson, Vol 4)
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If you don't live by the praise of men you won't die by their criticism.
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Bill Johnson
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You can believe in whatsoever you like, but the truth remains the truth, no matter how sweet the lie may taste.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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People don't know anything about themselves because they're all worried about everybody else.
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Jack Johnson
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I knew it was beautiful, but knowing something is beautiful and caring about it are two very different things, and I didn't care.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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I dream of you. And I don’t like it when I can’t talk to you or see you or touch you.” His eyes found mine again. β€œThat’s love.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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There is nothing about a bad situation that fourteen hyper cheerleaders can't worsen.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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When you choose a man who thinks eight seconds is a long time, perhaps you need two of them. Hmm?
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Cat Johnson
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It is safer to search in the maze than to remain in a cheeseless situation
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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A person is wise if he listens to millions of advice and doesn't implement any of it.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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There are better people in the world, do not let the worst do the worst to you, you deserve the best in life.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Welsh is an actual, currently used language and our next-door neighbors Angela and Gaenor spoke it. It sounds like Wizard.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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I decided to deflect her attitude by giving a long, Southern answer. I come from people who know how to draw things out. Annoy a Southerner, and we will drain away the moments of your life with our slow, detailed replies until you are nothing but a husk of your former self and that much closer to death.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Better late than never.
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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To keep your secret is wisdom, but to expect others to keep it is folly.
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Samuel Johnson
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Nothing [...] will ever be attempted, if all possible objections must be first overcome.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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Let me lose everything on earth and the world beyond, but let me not lose what I'm craving for, let it be that i died on the way than retreating from getting it.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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This emptiness inside of me here,” he placed my hand on his chest, β€œmeans I love you. When you’re not here, I can’t focus. It’s too loud . . . But my heartbeat does this when you’re close.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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Can't you see that it's just raining? There ain't no need to go outside.
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Jack Johnson
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Ask him about the cemeteries, Dean!
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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A virtuos woman is not moved by big names and flamboyance, but only men of profound wisdom and integrity move her.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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A sincere friend conceals all your deformities, deceives and convince others that you are extremely perfect, the insincere will tell the truth of destruction, leave you open for others to glare and laugh.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (The Infinity Sign)
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Talk into my bullet hole. Tell me I'm fine.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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It is necessary to hope... for hope itself is happiness.
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Samuel Johnson
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The English play hockey in any weather. Thunder, lightening, plague of locusts...nothing can stop the hockey. Do not fight the hockey, for the hockey will win.
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Maureen Johnson
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I have to ask. Why do you like me?” He shifted away from me then, his brows pulled together making him look even cuter, if that was possible. β€œI don’t understand the question.” His hands were squeezing mine tightly as he looked down at them. β€œYou’re my Lilly. You’ve always been my Lilly.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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Nobody wants to know how you feel, yet, they want you to do what they feel.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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The place was packed as we flooded in, all the patrons freezing at the sight of an armed sheriff, two deputies, an Indian, and a construction worker; we probably looked like the Village People.
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Craig Johnson (Death Without Company (Walt Longmire, #2))
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Allow children to be happy in their own way, for what better way will they find?
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Samuel Johnson
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Distance has the same effect on the mind as on the eye.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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Of course I worry too much,” Nate said. β€œBut I’m usually right. The people who worry are always right. That’s how that works.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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All the money, all the powerβ€”none of it compares to a good book. A book gives you everything. It gives you a window into other souls, other worlds.
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Maureen Johnson (The Vanishing Stair (Truly Devious, #2))
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Henry figured that the reason the Cheyenne had always ridden Appaloosas into battle was because by the time the men got there, they were so angry with the horses they were ready to kill everything.
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Craig Johnson (The Cold Dish (Walt Longmire, #1))
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I am a mass of contradictions.
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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Sometimes what I wouldn't give to have us sitting in a bar again at 9:00 a.m. telling lies to one another, far from God.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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you don't always have to hold your head higher than your heart
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Jack Johnson
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We study there a lot because... what other choice does society give us, right? It's Starbucks or death, sometimes.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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I like you because you were mad. And you're pretty. And pretty sane for a mad person.
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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Tell me what you want, what you really, really want," he said. "Braiiinnnnssss," we said in unison.
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Maureen Johnson (The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1))
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Don't let the rain drive you to the wrong shelter; the shade can turn out to be your protector and also your destroyer, and sometimes the rain is the perfect protector from the rain.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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It's always awkward when someone doesn't realize you're joking and devotes thought time to what you've said. Double that when the person is wearing tinfoil.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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He knew sometimes some fear can be good. When you are afraid things are going to get worse if you don't do something, it can prompt you into action. But it is not good when you are afraid that it keeps you from doing anything.
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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Maybe if we stopped trying to achieve movie standards of greatness, we'd be happy with what we have.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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When you have enough power and money, you can dictate the meanings of words.
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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Complaining proves nothing but that you can hear the voice of the Devil
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Bill Johnson
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Guilt isn't always a rational thing, Clio realized. Guilt is a weight that will crush you whether you deserve it or not.
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Maureen Johnson (Girl at Sea)
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Terrorism will never cease in a country where the so-called leaders are criminals and terrorists in disguise.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Just as the unwanted pregnancy, there are unwanted people in your life you should strive to abort, and such abortion is not sin, nor harm, but the eradication of a destructive foetus.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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It is unfortunate that when you want to make some people feel like human beings, they begin to take you as an animal.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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WORTH IT and perfect are different things. No one’s perfect, yet in romance, everyone becomes WORTH IT. And that’s the trick.
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Maureen Johnson
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Some men can love forever, some for six years, some for six months, and others for six hours.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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I think sometimes we’re presented with the truth but we don’t want to believe it. We see things the way we want to see them. Sometimes, we choose to live in denial.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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Having a relationship with people of questionable character is like playing with a razor blade on your skin, and pretending to observe that it is harmful to your body.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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And therefore I looked down into the great pity of a person’s life on this earth. I don’t mean that we all end up dead, that’s not the great pity. I mean that he couldn’t tell me what he was dreaming, and I couldn’t tell him what was real.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus’ Son)
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Of the blessings set before you make your choice, and be content. No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of the spring: no man can, at the same time, fill his cup from the source and from the mouth of the Nile.
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Samuel Johnson (The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia)
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When something seems wrong in your life, the only way to have resolution with it is to let it go. Trying to make it right keeps it wrong.
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Beth Johnson
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Love is the answer At least for most of the questions in my heart Why are we here and where do we go And how come it's so hard
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Jack Johnson
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Young girls are like helpless children in the hands of amorous men, whatever is said to them is true and whatever manipulation on their bodies seems like love to them, sooner or later, they come back to their senses, but the scars are not dead inasmuch as her spoiler lives.
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Michael Bassey Johnson (Scars Of Beauty)
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Just then, my phone started ringing. The ring must have been damaged by the water as well, so now it had a high, keening note - kind of the sound I imagine a mermaid might make if you punched her in the face.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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This pool is a triumph of imagination. That's how you win at life, Gin. You have to imagine your way through. Never say something can't be done. There's always a solution, even if it's weird.
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Maureen Johnson (The Last Little Blue Envelope (Little Blue Envelope, #2))
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The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources--because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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No matter how valuable you are and your ideas, fools will certainly play both of you down, so exclude yourselves from the inflammatory environs of fools.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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This is one of the disadvantages of wine, it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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FRIENDSHIP: A true friend is one soul in two bodies – Aristotle.
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Amber L. Johnson (Puddle Jumping (Puddle Jumping, #1))
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We can draw lessons from the past, but we cannot live in it.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Every time you try to flirt with her, a puppy dies.
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Maureen Johnson (Suite Scarlett (Scarlett, #1))
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Being in the uncomfortable zone is much better than staying in the cheese-less situation .
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Spencer Johnson (Who Moved My Cheese?)
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If you can control your behavior when everything around you is out of control, you can model for your children a valuable lesson in patience and understanding...and snatch an opportunity to shape character.
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Jane Clayson Johnson (I Am a Mother)
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What is sanity, after all, except the control of madness?
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Josephine Winslow Johnson (Now in November)
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You can run from the truth. You can run and hide from the truth. You can deny and avoid the truth. But you cannot destroy the truth. Nor can you make the lie true. You must know that love will always uncover the truth.
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Delano Johnson (Love Quotes)
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No matter how hard Evil tries, it can never quite match up to the power of Good, because Evil is ultimately self-destructive. Evil may set out to corrupt others, but in the process corrupts itself.
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John Connolly (The Infernals (Samuel Johnson, #2))
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*Some dudes like to say that men have the instinct to spread their seed, while women are supposed to protect their reproductive organs from everything but the best sperm for the strongest potential offspring. By that logic every woman in the world should be saving herself for Dwayne "The Rock' Johnson and never let any of you shitheads touch her. Seriously, you guys should stop using that argument.
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Anna Kendrick (Scrappy Little Nobody)
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Some people tend to throw your love to the dogs when you become totally submissive to them, but when you want to get out of the heat, they pull you back into the kitchen.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Sir, I did not count your glasses of wine, why should you number up my cups of tea?
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson, Vol 2)
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All these weirdos, and me getting a little better every day right in the midst of them. I had never known, never even imagined for a heartbeat, that there might be a place for people like us.
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Denis Johnson (Jesus' Son)
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Our brightest blazes of gladness are commonly kindled by unexpected sparks.
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Samuel Johnson (The Idler; Poems)
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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
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Samuel Johnson
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People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.
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Samuel Johnson
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[T]he vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.
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Lyndon B. Johnson
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Read over your compositions, and wherever you meet with a passage which you think is particularly fine, strike it out.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 2)
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She was standing in the airport of Copenhagen, staring at a doorway, trying to figure out if it was (a) a bathroom and (b) what kind of bathroom it was. The door merely said H. Was she an H? Was H "hers"? It could just as easily be "his". Or "Helicopter Room: Not a Bathroom at All
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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You don't buy all the clothes in the market. You choose slowly and carefully, asking the prices for each before buying. The same way you choose your friends, by looking into their lives carefully, before taking any as a companion, then dropping those that are not relevant.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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Reading list (1972 edition)[edit] 1. Homer – Iliad, Odyssey 2. The Old Testament 3. Aeschylus – Tragedies 4. Sophocles – Tragedies 5. Herodotus – Histories 6. Euripides – Tragedies 7. Thucydides – History of the Peloponnesian War 8. Hippocrates – Medical Writings 9. Aristophanes – Comedies 10. Plato – Dialogues 11. Aristotle – Works 12. Epicurus – Letter to Herodotus; Letter to Menoecus 13. Euclid – Elements 14. Archimedes – Works 15. Apollonius of Perga – Conic Sections 16. Cicero – Works 17. Lucretius – On the Nature of Things 18. Virgil – Works 19. Horace – Works 20. Livy – History of Rome 21. Ovid – Works 22. Plutarch – Parallel Lives; Moralia 23. Tacitus – Histories; Annals; Agricola Germania 24. Nicomachus of Gerasa – Introduction to Arithmetic 25. Epictetus – Discourses; Encheiridion 26. Ptolemy – Almagest 27. Lucian – Works 28. Marcus Aurelius – Meditations 29. Galen – On the Natural Faculties 30. The New Testament 31. Plotinus – The Enneads 32. St. Augustine – On the Teacher; Confessions; City of God; On Christian Doctrine 33. The Song of Roland 34. The Nibelungenlied 35. The Saga of Burnt NjΓ‘l 36. St. Thomas Aquinas – Summa Theologica 37. Dante Alighieri – The Divine Comedy;The New Life; On Monarchy 38. Geoffrey Chaucer – Troilus and Criseyde; The Canterbury Tales 39. Leonardo da Vinci – Notebooks 40. NiccolΓ² Machiavelli – The Prince; Discourses on the First Ten Books of Livy 41. Desiderius Erasmus – The Praise of Folly 42. Nicolaus Copernicus – On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres 43. Thomas More – Utopia 44. Martin Luther – Table Talk; Three Treatises 45. FranΓ§ois Rabelais – Gargantua and Pantagruel 46. John Calvin – Institutes of the Christian Religion 47. Michel de Montaigne – Essays 48. William Gilbert – On the Loadstone and Magnetic Bodies 49. Miguel de Cervantes – Don Quixote 50. Edmund Spenser – Prothalamion; The Faerie Queene 51. Francis Bacon – Essays; Advancement of Learning; Novum Organum, New Atlantis 52. William Shakespeare – Poetry and Plays 53. Galileo Galilei – Starry Messenger; Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences 54. Johannes Kepler – Epitome of Copernican Astronomy; Concerning the Harmonies of the World 55. William Harvey – On the Motion of the Heart and Blood in Animals; On the Circulation of the Blood; On the Generation of Animals 56. Thomas Hobbes – Leviathan 57. RenΓ© Descartes – Rules for the Direction of the Mind; Discourse on the Method; Geometry; Meditations on First Philosophy 58. John Milton – Works 59. MoliΓ¨re – Comedies 60. Blaise Pascal – The Provincial Letters; Pensees; Scientific Treatises 61. Christiaan Huygens – Treatise on Light 62. Benedict de Spinoza – Ethics 63. John Locke – Letter Concerning Toleration; Of Civil Government; Essay Concerning Human Understanding;Thoughts Concerning Education 64. Jean Baptiste Racine – Tragedies 65. Isaac Newton – Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy; Optics 66. Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz – Discourse on Metaphysics; New Essays Concerning Human Understanding;Monadology 67. Daniel Defoe – Robinson Crusoe 68. Jonathan Swift – A Tale of a Tub; Journal to Stella; Gulliver's Travels; A Modest Proposal 69. William Congreve – The Way of the World 70. George Berkeley – Principles of Human Knowledge 71. Alexander Pope – Essay on Criticism; Rape of the Lock; Essay on Man 72. Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu – Persian Letters; Spirit of Laws 73. Voltaire – Letters on the English; Candide; Philosophical Dictionary 74. Henry Fielding – Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones 75. Samuel Johnson – The Vanity of Human Wishes; Dictionary; Rasselas; The Lives of the Poets
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Mortimer J. Adler (How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading)
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Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns.
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Noam Chomsky
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I can cross the boundless ocean just to save you, I cannot eat or sleep without you, I can take you on a journey to heaven and show you to the angels. All these are fake and absurd promises; Be sincere, walk up to your lover and say, honestly, darling, i can only do the best i can for you.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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I followed your footsteps," he said, in answer to the unspoken question. "Snow makes it easy." I had been tracked, like a bear. "Sorry to make you go to all that trouble," I said. "I didn't have to go that far, really. You're about three streets over. You just kept going in loops." A really inept bear.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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In response to be asked about Boris Johnson becoming UK Prime Minister... "I'm delighted. As the UK continues to plunge ever faster into a future akin to a dystopian novel I'll never run out of material to write more books. Although now that reality is more bizarre than fiction maybe plot-lines will need to be more ambitious. Perhaps a book where Boris Johnson is really an accidental sentient snafu of Trump's scrotum lint. Kind of a sequel to the Bush-Blair story. I see musical rights being drawn up as we speak.
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R.D. Ronald
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The study of history is a powerful antidote to contemporary arrogance. It is humbling to discover how many of our glib assumptions, which seem to us novel and plausible, have been tested before, not once but many times and in innumerable guises; and discovered to be, at great human cost, wholly false.
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Paul Johnson
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When he was dry, he believed it was alcohol he needed, but when he had a few drinks in him, he knew it was something else, possibly a woman; and when he had it all -- cash, booze, and a wife -- he couldn't be distracted from the great emptiness that was always falling through him and never hit the ground.
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Denis Johnson
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Rule #1: You may bring only what fits in your backpack. Don’t try to fake it with a purse or a carry-on. Rule #2: You may not bring guidebooks, phrase books, or any kind of foreign language aid. And no journals. Rule #3: You cannot bring extra money or credit/debit cards, travelers’ checks, etc. I’ll take care of all that. Rule #4: No electronic crutches. This means no laptop, no cell phone, no music, and no camera. You can’t call home or communicate with people in the U.S. by Internet or telephone. Postcards and letters are acceptable and encouraged. That’s all you need to know for now.
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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The more you try to impress, the more you become depressed, and the more they get tired of your coercion. It doesn't make them love you, instead, they'll see you as a little child, trying to draw a senseless picture on a piece of paper, begging people to look at it and admire it by force. You can persuade someone to look at your face, but you can't persuade them to see the beauty therein.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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The patterns are simple, but followed together, they make for a whole that is wiser than the sum of its parts. Go for a walk; cultivate hunches; write everything down, but keep your folders messy; embrace serendipity; make generative mistakes; take on multiple hobbies; frequent coffeehouses and other liquid networks; follow the links; let others build on your ideas; borrow, recycle; reinvent. Build a tangled bank.
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Steven Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come from: The Natural History of Innovation)
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Maybe you've never fallen into a frozen stream. Here's what happens. 1. It is cold. So cold that the Department of Temperature Acknowledgment and Regulation in you brain gets the readings and says, "I can't deal with this. I'm out of here." It puts up the OUT TO LUNCH sign and passes all responsibility to the... 2. Department of Pain and the Processing Thereof, which gets all this gobbledygook from the temperature department that it can't understand. "This is so not our job," it says. So it just starts hitting random buttons, filling you with strange and unpleasant sensations, and calls the... 3. Office of Confusion and Panic, where there is always someone ready to hop on the phone the moment it rings. This office is at least willing to take some action. The Office of Confusion and Panic loves hitting buttons.
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Maureen Johnson (Let It Snow: Three Holiday Romances)
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As much as I didn't want to, I had to read Jag's note. I pulled it out of my back pocket. His handwriting still made my breath catch, but when I opened it, I wanted to cry. The paper contained two words: Fly, babe. I shredded it into little pieces. Fly? The stupid boy wanted me to fly? I'd fly off the handle when I caught up to him. Then he'd see me fly.
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Elana Johnson (Possession (Possession, #1))
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My dear friend, clear your mind of cant [excessive thought]. You may talk as other people do: you may say to a man, "Sir, I am your most humble servant." You are not his most humble servant. You may say, "These are bad times; it is a melancholy thing to be reserved to such times." You don't mind the times ... You may talk in this manner; it is a mode of talking in Society; but don't think foolishly.
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Samuel Johnson (The Life of Johnson, Vol 4)
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Look! A riddle! Time for fun! Should we use a rope or gun? Knives are sharp and gleam so pretty Poison’s slow, which is a pity Fire is festive, drowning’s slow Hanging’s a ropy way to go A broken head, a nasty fall A car colliding with a wall Bombs make a very jolly noise Such ways to punish naughty boys! What shall we use? We can’t decide. Just like you cannot run or hide. Ha ha. Truly, Devious
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Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious (Truly Devious, #1))
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How are you coming with your home library? Do you need some good ammunition on why it's so important to read? The last time I checked the statistics...I think they indicated that only four percent of the adults in this country have bought a book within the past year. That's dangerous. It's extremely important that we keep ourselves in the top five or six percent. In one of the Monthly Letters from the Royal Bank of Canada it was pointed out that reading good books is not something to be indulged in as a luxury. It is a necessity for anyone who intends to give his life and work a touch of quality. The most real wealth is not what we put into our piggy banks but what we develop in our heads. Books instruct us without anger, threats and harsh discipline. They do not sneer at our ignorance or grumble at our mistakes. They ask only that we spend some time in the company of greatness so that we may absorb some of its attributes. You do not read a book for the book's sake, but for your own. You may read because in your high-pressure life, studded with problems and emergencies, you need periods of relief and yet recognize that peace of mind does not mean numbness of mind. You may read because you never had an opportunity to go to college, and books give you a chance to get something you missed. You may read because your job is routine, and books give you a feeling of depth in life. You may read because you did go to college. You may read because you see social, economic and philosophical problems which need solution, and you believe that the best thinking of all past ages may be useful in your age, too. You may read because you are tired of the shallowness of contemporary life, bored by the current conversational commonplaces, and wearied of shop talk and gossip about people. Whatever your dominant personal reason, you will find that reading gives knowledge, creative power, satisfaction and relaxation. It cultivates your mind by calling its faculties into exercise. Books are a source of pleasure - the purest and the most lasting. They enhance your sensation of the interestingness of life. Reading them is not a violent pleasure like the gross enjoyment of an uncultivated mind, but a subtle delight. Reading dispels prejudices which hem our minds within narrow spaces. One of the things that will surprise you as you read good books from all over the world and from all times of man is that human nature is much the same today as it has been ever since writing began to tell us about it. Some people act as if it were demeaning to their manhood to wish to be well-read but you can no more be a healthy person mentally without reading substantial books than you can be a vigorous person physically without eating solid food. Books should be chosen, not for their freedom from evil, but for their possession of good. Dr. Johnson said: "Whilst you stand deliberating which book your son shall read first, another boy has read both.
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Earl Nightingale
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-We need more love, to supersede hatred, -We need more strength, to resist our weaknesses, -We need more inspiration, to lighten up our innermind. -We need more learning, to erase our ignorance, -We need more wisdom, to live longer and happier, -We need more truths, to suppress deceptions, -We need more health, to enjoy our wealth, -We need more peace, to stay in harmony with our brethren -We need more smiles, to brighten up our day, -We need more hero's, and not zero's, -We need more change of ourselves, to change the lives of others, -We need more understanding, to tackle our misunderstanding, -We need more sympathy, not apathy, -We need more forgiveness, not vengeance, -We need more humility to be lifted up, -We need more patience and not undue eagerness, -We need more focus, to avoid distraction, -We need more optimism, not pessimism -We need more justice, not injustice, -We need more facts, not fiction, -We need more education, to curb illiteracy, -We need more skills, not incompetence, -We need more challenges, to make attempts, -We need more talents, to create the extraordinary, -We need more helping hands, not stingy folks, -We need more efforts, not laziness, -We need more jokes, to forget our worries, -We need more spirituality, not mean religion, -We need more freedom, not enslavement, -We need more peacemakers, not revolutionaries...with these, we create an heaven on earth.
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Michael Bassey Johnson
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When we find ourselves in a midlife depression, suddenly hate our spouse, our jobs, our lives – we can be sure that the unlived life is seeking our attention. When we feel restless, bored, or empty despite an outer life filled with riches, the unlived life is asking for us to engage. To not do this work will leave us depleted and despondent, with a nagging sense of ennui or failure. As you may have already discovered, doing or acquiring more does not quell your unease or dissatisfaction. Neither will β€œmeditating on the light” or attempting to rise above the sufferings of earthly existence. Only awareness of your shadow qualities can help you to find an appropriate place for your unredeemed darkness and thereby create a more satisfying experience. To not do this work is to remain trapped in the loneliness, anxiety, and dualistic limits of the ego instead of awakening to your higher calling.
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Robert A. Johnson
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Though no one notices at the time, in-loveness obliterates the humanity of the beloved. One does a curious kind of insult to another by falling in love with him, for we are really looking at our own projection of God, not at the other person. If two people are in love, they tread on star dust for a time and live happily ever afterβ€”that is so long as this experience of divinity has obliterated time for them. Only when they come down to earth do they have to look at each other realistically and only then does the possibility of mature love exist. If one person is in love and the other not, the cooler one is likely to say, "We would have something better between us if you would look at me rather than at your image of me.
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Robert A. Johnson (Owning Your Own Shadow: Understanding the Dark Side of the Psyche)
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When she emerged, Keith was watching the tiny round window of the under-the-counter washing machine. "Put your clothes in for a wash," he said. "They were disgusting." Ginny always thought that the only way of getting clothes clean was by drowning them in scalding water and then whipping them around in a violent centrifugal motion that caused the entire washing machine to vibrate and the floor to shake. You beat them clean. You made them suffer. This machine used about half a cup of water and was about as violent as a toaster, plus it stopped every few minutes, as if it were exhausted from the effort of turning itself. Sluff, sluff, sluff sluff. Rest. Rest. Rest. Click. Sluff, sluff, sluff, sluff. Rest. Rest. Rest. "Who thought to put a window on a washing machine?" Keith asked. "Does anyone just sit and watch their wash?" You mean, besides us?" "Well," he said, "yeah. Is there any coffee?
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Maureen Johnson (13 Little Blue Envelopes (Little Blue Envelope, #1))
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76. David Hume – Treatise on Human Nature; Essays Moral and Political; An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding 77. Jean-Jacques Rousseau – On the Origin of Inequality; On the Political Economy; Emile – or, On Education, The Social Contract 78. Laurence Sterne – Tristram Shandy; A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy 79. Adam Smith – The Theory of Moral Sentiments; The Wealth of Nations 80. Immanuel Kant – Critique of Pure Reason; Fundamental Principles of the Metaphysics of Morals; Critique of Practical Reason; The Science of Right; Critique of Judgment; Perpetual Peace 81. Edward Gibbon – The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire; Autobiography 82. James Boswell – Journal; Life of Samuel Johnson, Ll.D. 83. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier – TraitΓ© Γ‰lΓ©mentaire de Chimie (Elements of Chemistry) 84. Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison – Federalist Papers 85. Jeremy Bentham – Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation; Theory of Fictions 86. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – Faust; Poetry and Truth 87. Jean Baptiste Joseph Fourier – Analytical Theory of Heat 88. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel – Phenomenology of Spirit; Philosophy of Right; Lectures on the Philosophy of History 89. William Wordsworth – Poems 90. Samuel Taylor Coleridge – Poems; Biographia Literaria 91. Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice; Emma 92. Carl von Clausewitz – On War 93. Stendhal – The Red and the Black; The Charterhouse of Parma; On Love 94. Lord Byron – Don Juan 95. Arthur Schopenhauer – Studies in Pessimism 96. Michael Faraday – Chemical History of a Candle; Experimental Researches in Electricity 97. Charles Lyell – Principles of Geology 98. Auguste Comte – The Positive Philosophy 99. HonorΓ© de Balzac – PΓ¨re Goriot; Eugenie Grandet 100. Ralph Waldo Emerson – Representative Men; Essays; Journal 101. Nathaniel Hawthorne – The Scarlet Letter 102. Alexis de Tocqueville – Democracy in America 103. John Stuart Mill – A System of Logic; On Liberty; Representative Government; Utilitarianism; The Subjection of Women; Autobiography 104. Charles Darwin – The Origin of Species; The Descent of Man; Autobiography 105. Charles Dickens – Pickwick Papers; David Copperfield; Hard Times 106. Claude Bernard – Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine 107. Henry David Thoreau – Civil Disobedience; Walden 108. Karl Marx – Capital; Communist Manifesto 109. George Eliot – Adam Bede; Middlemarch 110. Herman Melville – Moby-Dick; Billy Budd 111. Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment; The Idiot; The Brothers Karamazov 112. Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary; Three Stories 113. Henrik Ibsen – Plays 114. Leo Tolstoy – War and Peace; Anna Karenina; What is Art?; Twenty-Three Tales 115. Mark Twain – The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; The Mysterious Stranger 116. William James – The Principles of Psychology; The Varieties of Religious Experience; Pragmatism; Essays in Radical Empiricism 117. Henry James – The American; The Ambassadors 118. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche – Thus Spoke Zarathustra; Beyond Good and Evil; The Genealogy of Morals;The Will to Power 119. Jules Henri PoincarΓ© – Science and Hypothesis; Science and Method 120. Sigmund Freud – The Interpretation of Dreams; Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis; Civilization and Its Discontents; New Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis 121. George Bernard Shaw – Plays and Prefaces
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Mortimer J. Adler (How to Read a Book: The Classic Guide to Intelligent Reading)