QUOTATIONS FROM FAMOUS PEOPLESList of all popular poets and new poets.
All Quotations / Quotations from Sir Issac Newton, On how he made discoveries
By always thinking unto them. I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light.
"A great writer is, so to speak, a second government in his country. And for that reason no regime has ever loved great writers, only minor ones."
Aleksandr Isayevich Solzhenitsyn
"You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present."
"All discomfort comes from suppressing your true identity."
"My friends and my road-fellows, pity the nation that is full of beliefs and empty of religion. Pity the nation that wears a cloth it does not weave, eats a bread it does not harvest, and drinks a wine that flows not from its own winepress. Pity the nation that acclaims the bully as hero, and that deems the glittering conqueror bountiful. Pity the nation that raises not its voice save when it walks in a funeral, boasts not except among its ruins, and will rebel not save when its neck is laid between the sword and the block. Pity the nation whose statesman is a fox, whose philosopher is a juggler, and whose art is the art of patching and mimicking. Pity the nation that welcomes its new ruler with trumpetings, and farewells him with hootings, only to welcome another with trumpetings again. Pity the nation divided into fragments, each fragment deeming itself a nation."
"How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses"
Charles De Gaulle