I’m a quote whore.

“A different language is a different vision of life” ~Federico Fellini

“We cannot travel the road to destiny only on sunny days, because if we do, we’ll never make it.” ~A friend

“Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience.” ~Howard Zinn

“A nation of sheep will beget a government of wolves.” ~Edward R. Murrow

“I swore never to be silent whenever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented.” ~Elie Weisel

“The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.” ~Frank Kent

“笑う門には福来る [warau kado niwa fuku kiru]” (Through the laughing gate, comes good fortune) ~Japanese proverb

“Dort, wo man Bücher verbrennt, verbrennt man auch am Ende Menschen.” (There, where they burn books, they’ll also burn people by the end.) ~Heinrich Heine

“Everything must be done with joy. Even remorse can be with joy.” ~The Chassidic Masters

“Την προδοσία πολλοί αγάπησαν, το προδότη κανείς [Tin prodisía pollí agápisan, to prodóti kanís]” (Many have loved treason, none the traitor) ~Greek proverb

“It is better for my enemy to see good in me, than for me to see evil in him.” ~Yiddish proverb

“You can’t help who you love, you’re not supposed to. Look at me, at least you found someone who loves you back.” ~Save the Last Dance


One response to this post.

  1. The first one seems quite like Ludwig Wittgenstein’s “If we spoke a different language, we would perceive a somewhat different world.”


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