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"The river achieves its objectives because it learned to bypass obstacles." - Lao Tzu

"When your friend goes through some affliction, do not bother asking what you can do for them. Think of something appropriate and do it." - Ed. Howe

"The man whom pain has not educated will always remain a child." - N. Tommaseo

"The glutton digs his grave with his teeth." - English proverb

"Living without friends is like trying to milk a bear for breakfast. It's a lot of work and not worth it." - Zora Neale Hurston

"The only complete misfortunes are the misfortunes from which we learn nothing." - William Ernest Hocking

"The true measure of a man is not how he behaves in moments of comfort and convenience, but how he stands in times of controversy and challenge." - Martin Luther King

"Love is a I-don't-know-what, that arises I don't know from where, and ends I don't know how." - Scudery

"It is far better to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." - Theodore Roosevelt

"After the boat sinks, there is always someone who knows how it could have been saved." - Italian proverb

"The free man is one who is capable of going to the end of his thought." - Léon Blum

"Ridicule does not exist; those who dared to confront it head-on conquered the world." - Octave Mirbeau

"When you are angry, count to ten before speaking. When you are very angry, count to one hundred, and then do not speak." - Paul E. Holdcraft

"The visible horror has less power over the soul than the imagined horror." - William Shakespeare

"Why make old mistakes when there are so many new ones to choose from?" - Bertrand Russell

"We must write for ourselves, that is how we can reach others." - Eugene Ionesco

"It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt." - Abraham Lincoln

"I must endure two or three caterpillars if I want to know the butterflies." - Saint-Exupéry

"Whoever has never fallen does not truly understand the effort it takes to stand up." - Multatuli

"When we do not find rest within ourselves, it is useless to seek it elsewhere." - Rochefoucauld

"Blessed are those who have nothing to say and are not persuaded to do so." - J. Russel Lowell

"We forgive to the extent that we love." - Rochefoucauld

"Tears are the silent language of pain." - Voltaire


"Life is a comedy for those who think, a tragedy for those who feel, and a victory for those who believe." - Charles L. Wallis


"No one ever had a defect that was not useful in some things." - Emerson


"Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the one that guarantees the others." - Aristotle


"When you are right, no one remembers; when you are wrong, no one forgets." - Irish proverb


"Nothing is in the intellect that has not passed through the senses before." - Ancient proverb


"Language is a source of misunderstandings." - Saint-Exupéry


"Life is only given to those who have given themselves." - Vinicius de Moraes


"There are three things that never go back - the arrow shot, the word spoken, and the opportunity lost." - Chinese proverb


"Do not open a door that you cannot close again, nor close a door that you cannot reopen." - Johannes Peter Schmitt


"To love is not to accept everything. Indeed, where everything is accepted, I suspect there is a lack of love." - Vladimir Maiakovski


"Wisdom is often more useful to others than to those who possess it. [...] What we know is a drop, what we ignore is an ocean." - Isaac Newton


"Books have the same enemies as man: fire, moisture, insects, time, and their own content." - Paul Valéry


"Whoever truly loves takes root, changes body and soul, wants to dwell within the other." - Maria Helena Matarazzo


"Doubt is the salt of the spirit; without a pinch of doubt, all knowledge would soon rot." - Alain


"Only our doubts increase with age, not our certainties." - Laszlo Szabo


"People may doubt what you say, but they will always believe what you do." - Ralph W. Emerson


"The man who suffers before it is necessary suffers more than is necessary." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca


"Humor is not a state of mind, but a worldview." - Ludwig Wittgenstein


"Everyone calls clear the ideas that are at the same level of confusion as their own." - Marcel Proust


"Life without examination is not worth living." - Plato


"The man who sells himself always receives more than he is worth." - Apparício Torelli


"Hope is a good breakfast, but a bad dinner." - Francis Bacon


"Love is a conflict between our reflexes and our reflections." - Magnus Hirschfeld


"The best way to predict the future is to invent it." - Anonymous author


"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda, it is a form of truth." - John Kennedy


"Men are free to choose and responsible for their choices." - W. V. Martins


"Look at me and see yourself, listen to me and hear yourself, touch me and feel yourself." - R. D. Laing


"Pleasant work is the remedy for weariness." - Shakespeare


"Experience is the name that each one gives to their own mistakes." - Oscar Wilde


"Happiness is the only thing that we can give without possessing." - Voltaire


"No matter how difficult the work has been. We can always start over." - J. Kornfield


"Until today, there has not been a night that did not end in a sunrise."


"The sad say the winds moan, the joyful think they sing." - Zálkind Piatigórsky


"Only a person who has learned nothing does not change their opinions." - Emil Zatopeck


"Attributing the formation of the universe to mere chance would be the same as admitting that a dictionary is the result of a mere explosion in a print shop." - Benjamin Franklin


"Time is a great teacher. Pity that it kills its students." - Hector Berlioz


"Today is the tomorrow we worried about yesterday."


"The art of life consists of making life a work of art." - Gandhi


"The greatest problem of all art is to produce through appearances the illusion of a grander reality." - Goethe


"The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother."


"There is nothing more difficult to conduct, nor anything more doubtful and dangerous than to initiate a

new order of things."


"Value your limits and surely you will not get rid of them anymore." - Richard Bach


"Do not cling to pain as a pretext for suffering. Use it to grow." - Edith Vaz


"When a man does not know which port he is seeking, any wind will serve as orientation." - Seneca


"If you cannot think well of someone, forget them."


"Happiness is a good that multiplies when shared." - Marxwell Maltz


"The greatness of the sea is made up of drops."


"Give me a place to stand and I will move the earth." - Archimedes

"All the unhappiness of men arises from hope." - Albert Camus


"Do not raise the sword over the head of those who have asked for your forgiveness." - Machado de Assis


"Resentment is a burden too heavy for anyone to carry." - Paul E. Holdcraft


"Children find everything in nothing; men find nothing in everything." - Giacomo Leopardi


"It's good to be important, but in truth, what's important is to be good." - Malba Tahan


"Whoever does not know what they are looking for, cannot see what they find."


"Turn your face always toward the sun, and then the shadows will fall behind you." - Oriental Proverb


"Life is a party. We arrive after it starts and leave before it ends." - Elsa Marxell


"Starting is already half of the action." - Greek Proverb


"Take advice from wine, but make decisions with water." - Benjamin Franklin


"We cannot be free by doing whatever we want, but rather by doing what we ought." - Stanley Jones


"To be ready to face new audiences, we must first be able to face empty chairs." - Peter Brook


"To listen is almost always to respond." - Marivaux


"The evil of almost all of us is that we prefer to be ruined by praise rather than saved by criticism." - Norman Vincent


"Friend: someone who knows all about you and likes you anyway." - Elbert Hubbard


"The main difference between adults and children lies in the cost of their toys." - Joyce Brothers


"An idea for which you have not suffered does not belong to you." - Mihail Ralea


"Do not turn your heart to anything unless you are fully convinced of it." - Poimen


"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come."


"It is easy to rid ourselves of our responsibilities, but we cannot rid ourselves of the consequences of

having rid ourselves of our responsibilities." - Lord Stamp


"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or touched, but felt." - Helen Keller


"The most wasted day is one in which we did not laugh." - Nicolas Chamford


"If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." - Isaac Newton


"The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary."


"A man and a woman marry because they don't know what to do with themselves." - Anton Chekhov


"No matter whom you marry, you always wake up married to someone else." - Marlon Brando


"Miracles do not happen in contradiction to nature, but only in contradiction to what we know of nature."


"The great navigators owe their reputation to storms and tempests." - Epicurus


"Everything must change so that everything remains the same." - Giuseppe Lampedusa

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More pearls of wisdom



By Bruno Privatti


Edition #5
Rio de Janeiro, 2002

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