The very ink with which history is written is merely fluid prejudice.
True glory consists in doing what deserves to be written in writing what deserves to be read and in so living as to make the world happier for our living in it.
Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables 'Do not try.'
Could Hamlet have been written by a committee, or the Mona Lisa painted by a club Could the New Testament have been composed as a conference report Creative ideas do not spring from groups. They spring from individuals. The divine spark leaps from the finger of God to the finger of Adam.
One's life story cannot be told with complete veracity. A true autobiography would have to be written in states of mind, emotions, heartbeats, smiles and tears not in months and years, or physical events. Life is marked off on the soul by feelings, not by dates.
Most of today's books have an air of having been written in one day from books read the night before.
The reason that there are so few good books written is that so few people who write know anything.
A serious and good philosophical work could be written consisting entirely of jokes.
History is always best written generations after the event, when clouded fact and memory have all fused into what can be accepted as truth, whether it be so or not.
I wrote a song, but I can't read music so I don't know what it is. Every once in a while I'll be listening to the radio and I say, I think I might have written that.
Some authors should be paid by the quantity NOT written.
All hope abandon, ye who enter in! These words in sombre color I beheld Written upon the summit of a gate.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain; And, with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff, Which weighs upon the heart?
Personally, I would sooner have written Alice in Wonderland than the whole Encyclopedia Britannica.
Everyman's life is a fairy tale written by God's fingers.
'Honour thy father and thy mother' stands written among the three laws of most revered righteousness.
The United States is a nation of laws badly written and randomly enforced.
Written as a reaction to the high casualty rates of the British Expeditionary Force at Mons and Le Cateau
Anybody who has been seriously engaged is scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of science are written the words: 'Ye must have faith.'
When sign makers go on strike, is anything written on their signs?
Purkey is the source of this quotation that is attributed to many others: it was made popular in the song Come From The Heart written by Susannah Clark and Richard Leigh. Purkey closed his speeches with this poem and it has now made it into the public d
One and all, religions have their original prophets, their sacred books, their traditions of ages gone. One and all require us to accept without question what other people long dead have said or written; to obey without question the commands of those behi
I've written some poetry I don't understand myself.
No poems can please for long or live that are written by water drinkers.
What is importantwhat lastsin another language is not what is said but what is written. For the essence of an age, we look to its poetry and its prose, not its talk shows.
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