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The ideas of a thoughtful college student (Updated Whenever)

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    I'm Brian. This is my blog. I write about things that I think about, since verbalizing it helps me put things in more concrete terms. So here you'll find my occasional thoughts.
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Quotes

This is where I post quotes that I think are interesting. It may look empty now, but it’ll fill up fast. Contact me if you want to recommend a quote for this page. If you’re interested in receiving interesting quotes daily to your email inbox, sign up at FindQuotations.

Fairy tales don’t teach children that dragons exist. Children already know that dragons exist. Fairy tales teach children that dragons can be killed.
-G.K. Chesterton

Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
-Euripides (thanks to Mooku for finding this one)

You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
-Albert Einstein (thanks to James for this one)

Human kind cannot bear much reality.
-T.S. Elliot

Every man is guilty of all the good he didn’t do.
– Voltaire

No man is useless while he has a friend.
– Robert Louis Stevenson

Be not afraid of growing slowly. Be only afraid of standing still.
– Chinese proverb

Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.
– Kurt Cobain

Be who you are and say who you feel, because those that mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind.
– Dr. Seuss.

I think it is time we learned the lesson of our century: that the progress of the human spirit must keep pace with technological and scientific progress, or that spirit will die. It is incumbent on our educators to remember this; and music is at the top of the spiritual must list. When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost. But as long as we insist on maintaining artistic vitality, we are able to hope in man’s future.
– Leonard Bernstein (thanks to Eliza)

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3 Responses to “Quotes”

  1. Mooku said

    Waste not fresh tears over old griefs. — Euripides

    I like this one.

  2. James said

    One of my favorites. 🙂

    “You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.” – Einstein

  3. Eliza said

    I think it is time we learned the lesson of our century: that the progress of the human spirit must keep pace with technological and scientific progress, or that spirit will die. It is incumbent on our educators to remember this; and music is at the top of the spiritual must list. When the study of the arts leads to the adoration of the formula (heaven forbid), we shall be lost. But as long as we insist on maintaining artistic vitality, we are able to hope in man’s future.

    -Leonard Bernstein

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