"Weak people never give way when they ought to."
(Cardinal de Retz)


"You wish to kill me because I am a frenchmen. Am I not punished enough in not being born an Englishman?"

"When the great lord passes, the wise peasant bows deeply and silently farts."

"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy cell-phone, let him have thy cloak also. Whoever compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain."
(Jesus Christ, Matthew)

"Martydom is a messy, inexact tactic, and is as violent as the aggression it combats. For every famous martyr there are thousands more who have inspired neither a religion or a rebellion. If martydom does sometimes grant a certain power, it does so unpredictably."
(Robert Greene)

"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear; that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."
(Jiddu Krishnamurti)

"Don't take yourself so seriously."

"Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night."
(Edgar Allen Poe)



"When the power of boldness brought him success, he stuck to it, to the point where it became a pattern of violence and sadism. He lost the ability to tell when boldness was appropriate and when it was not."
(Robert Greene)

"A little more boldness on your part would put you both at ease. A reasonable man in love may act like a madman, but he should not and cannot act like an idiot."
(Ninon De Lenclos)

"I felt in a lot of instances I was deliberately being put through stress because when you're a guy who generates money, people have a vested interested in controlling you."
(Dave Chappelle)

"Success is usually the culmination of controlling failure."
(Sylvester Stallone)

"Touching the prickly nettle caused it to sting you. The next time you deal with a nettle, grasp it tightly, and it will do you no hurt. Do boldly what you do at all."

"Full of fear and distrust. Of all men I have ever seen, he was the most capable of falling into false steps, by the dread he had of falling into them; being in that like unto hares."
(Cardinal De Retz)

"Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening."
(Greta Garbo)

"Judging from his dauntless eyes and booming voice he is an uncommon man with a superhuman brain, worthy of my trust. I know money and I know men. Money often makes a man small, but a man like him makes big money. I am only glad to have helped a big man do big business."
(Ha Tae-Hung)

"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them."
(Jack Kerouac)

"Words have no power to impress the mind without the exquisite horror of their reality."
(Edgar Allen Poe)