Love’s Favorite Quotes

A listing of all the wit and wisdom I’ve found it worth writing down over the years from all walks of life.  Many of these have been sitting in my journals and notes for long years, and I cannot guarantee I know the context in which they were all written or spoken or even the source beyond the name of the individual I attribute them to.

“All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow.” —Leo Tolstoy

“There are only two things necessary for salvation. . . money and gunpowder.” —George Bernard Shaw

“For even if men went mad all after the same fashion, they might agree with one another well enough.” —Francis Bacon

“It was the fashion to be young, a butterfly, and in love.” —the Brothers Kapek

“Man is a riddle in the world, and it may be the greatest riddle.” —Nikolai Berdyaev

“Man says time goes by too fast, but who has seen it fly?” —Johann Scheffler

“The funny thing about regret is that it’s better to regret something you have done, than something you haven’t.” —Orbital

“The philosopher, however, is able to engage in abstraction.” —J.G. Fichte

“No one will recommend madness as a way of salvation.” —Emmanuel Levinas

“Modern man worships ‘facts'” — Jacques Ellul

“These common presuppositions of bourgeois and proletarian are that man’s aim in life is happiness, that man is naturally good, that history develops in endless progress, and that everything is matter.” — Jacques Ellul

“It was just so depressing & ridiculous, like our relationship.” — Paige Miller Morand

“Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.” —Leo Tolstoy

“In another world we shall understand it all.” —Leo Tolstoy

“There ain’t no monuments for all right. There ain’t no genius in half done.” — From Bubblegum to Sky


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