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Rev­o­lu­tions are not made; they come. A rev­o­lu­tion is as nat­ur­al a growth as an oak. It comes out of the past. Its foun­da­tions are laid far back.

— Wen­dell Phillips

Only the lib­er­a­tion of the nat­ur­al capac­i­ty for love in human beings can mas­ter their sadis­tic destruc­tive­ness.

— Wil­helm Reich, The Func­tion of the Orgasm

Edu­ca­tion is a pro­gres­sive dis­cov­ery of our own igno­rance.

— Will Durant

That is hap­pi­ness: To be dis­solved into some­thing com­plete and great.

— Willa Cather

Life is to be enjoyed, no sim­ply endured. Plea­sure and good­ness and joy sup­port the pur­suit of sur­vival.

— Willard Gaylin

I always get back to the ques­tion, is it real­ly nec­es­sary that men should con­sume so much of their bod­i­ly and men­tal ener­gies in the machin­ery of civ­i­lized life? The world seems to me to do much of its toil for that which is not in any sense bread. Again, does not the latent feel­ing that much of their striv­ing is to no pur­pose tend to infuse large quan­ti­ties of sham into men’s work?

— William Alling­ham

The pes­simist com­plains about the wind; the opti­mist expects it to change; the real­ist adjusts the sails.

— William Arthur Ward

A well-devel­oped sense of humor is the pole that adds bal­ance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.

— William Arthur Ward

He that will not rea­son is a big­ot; he that can­not rea­son is a fool; he that dares not rea­son is a slave.

— William Drum­mond

Edu­ca­tion: Being able to dif­fer­en­ti­ate between what you do know and what you don’t. It’s know­ing where to go to find out what you need to know; and it’s know­ing how to use the infor­ma­tion once you get it.

— William Feath­er

When a thing ceas­es to be a sub­ject of con­tro­ver­sy, it ceas­es to be a sub­ject of inter­est.

— William Hazlitt

Nobody is bored when he is try­ing to make some­thing that is beau­ti­ful, or to dis­cov­er some­thing that is true.

— William Inge

Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth liv­ing, and your belief will help cre­ate the fact.

— William James

The way to devel­op self-con­fi­dence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of suc­cess­ful expe­ri­ences behind you.

— William Jen­nings Bryan

To under­stand any liv­ing thing, you must, so to say, creep with­in and feel the beat­ing of its heart.

— William Mac­neile Dixon

Friends, books, a cheer­ful heart and con­science clear are the most choice com­pan­ions we have here.

— William Math­er

The secret of hap­pi­ness is to count your bless­ings while oth­ers are adding up their trou­bles.

— William Penn

A great book should leave you with many expe­ri­ences, and slight­ly exhaust­ed at the end. You live sev­er­al lives while read­ing it.

— William Sty­ron

Growth is a painful process.

— Wilma Mankiller

As one’s for­tunes are reduced, one’s spir­it must expand to fill the void.

— Win­ston Churchill

We make a liv­ing by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

— Win­ston Churchill

Healthy cit­i­zens are the great­est asset any coun­try can have.

— Win­ston Churchill

The tal­ent for being hap­py is appre­ci­at­ing and lik­ing what you have, instead of what you don’t have.

— Woody Allen

There’s an old joke… two elder­ly women are at a Catskill moun­tain resort, and one of them says, ‘Boy, the food at this place is real­ly ter­ri­ble’ The oth­er one says, ‘Yeah, I know; and such small por­tions.’ Well, that’s essen­tial­ly how I feel about life – full of lone­li­ness, and mis­ery, and suf­fer­ing, and unhap­pi­ness — and it’s all over much too quick­ly.

— Woody Allen

If God exists, I hope he has a good excuse.

— Woody Allen

You can’t sep­a­rate cre­ativ­i­ty from risk-tak­ing. I think the best ideas are so whacko and ahead of their time, that everybody’s going to laugh at them. So peo­ple have to feel con­fi­dent enough to just throw it out any­way, and not be hurt if nobody likes if.

— Yvon Chouinard

There are years that ask ques­tions and years that answer.

— Zora Neale Hurston

Mama exhort­ed her chil­dren at every oppor­tu­ni­ty to ‘jump at de sun.’ We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.

— Zora Neale Hurston
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