King's Favorite Quotations


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Of all plagues with which mankind is cursed, ecclesiastic tyranny's the worst.
    Daniel Defoe, novelist and journalist (1659?-1731 )

It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
    Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE )

To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.
    Jorge Luis Borges, writer (1899-1986 )

Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
    Samuel Butler, poet (1612-1680 )

Money often costs too much.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer and philosopher (1803-1882 )

Nothing which does not transport is poetry. The lyre is a winged instrument.
    Joseph Joubert, essayist (1754-1824 )

The truth is that our finest moments are most likely to occur when we are feeling deeply uncomfortable, unhappy, or unfulfilled. For it is only in such moments, propelled by our discomfort, that we are likely to step out of our ruts and start searching for different ways or truer answers.
    M. Scott Peck, psychiatrist and author (1936-2005 )

Those who cannot forgive others break the bridge over which they themselves must pass.
    Confucius, philosopher and teacher (c. 551-478 BCE )

The most preposterous notion that Homo sapiens has ever dreamed up is that the Lord God of Creation, Shaper and Ruler of all the Universes, wants the saccharine adoration of His creatures, can be swayed by their prayers, and becomes petulant if He does not receive this flattery. Yet this absurd fantasy, without a shred of evidence to bolster it, pays all the expenses of the oldest, largest, and least productive industry in all history.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.
    Robert A. Heinlein, science-fiction author (1907-1988 )

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