Marcus Manchild Quotes

  1. Life is nothing without friendship.
  2. For comic writers charge Socrates with making the worse appear the better reason.
  3. When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive – to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.
  4. By doubting we come at truth.
  5. Philosophy, rightly defined, is simply the love of wisdom.
  6. As I approve of a youth that has something of the old man in him, so I am no less pleased with an old man that has something of the youth. He that follows this rule may be old in body, but can never be so in mind.
  7. In everything truth surpasses the imitation and copy.
  8. To the wise, life is a problem; to the fool, a solution.
  9. Next to God we are nothing. To God we are Everything.
  10. Love is the attempt to form a friendship inspired by beauty.
  11. So near is falsehood to truth that a wise man would do well not to trust himself on the narrow edge.
  12. Nature has planted in our minds an insatiable longing to see the truth.
  13. There are three classes into which all the women past seventy that ever I knew were to be divided: 1. That dear old soul; 2. That old woman; 3. That old witch.
  14. This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.
  15. Old age: the crown of life, our play’s last act.
  16. The spiritual meaning of love is measured by what it can do. Love is meant to heal. Love is meant to renew. Love is meant to bring us closer to God.
  17. When a government becomes powerful it is destructive, extravagant and violent; it is an usurer which takes bread from innocent mouths and deprives honorable men of their substance, for votes with which to perpetuate itself.
  18. The administration of government, like guardianship ought to be directed to the good of those who confer, not of those who receive the trust.
  19. We catch on to the truth and technique of expectation in those rare moments when we are stirred by an awareness of a guidance seemingly higher and greater than our own, when for a little while we are taken over by a force and an intelligence above and beyond those commonly felt. Confident and free, filled with wonder and ready acceptance, we permit ourselves to be taken over by our unquestioning self.
  20. Law is intelligence, whose natural function it is to command right conduct and forbid wrongdoing.

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