katie schmidt- Here is a collection of my favorite quotes from the book, "Oxymoronica: Paradoxical Wit and Wisdom From History's Greatest Wordsmiths", compiled by Mardy Grothe.

"Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck."
The Dalai Lama

"The greatest of faults is to be conscious of none." ~Thomas Carlyle

"There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning." ~Louis L'Amour

"The chief object of education is not to learn things, but to unlearn things." ~G.K. Chesterton

"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon...which cuts without wounding...It is a sword that heals." ~Martin Luther King Jr.

"My children didn't have my advantages: I was born into abject poverty." ~Kirk Douglas

"At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness."
Erica Jong, in "Fear of Flying" (1973)

"Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." ~Carl Jung

"Life begins on the other side of despair." ~Jean-Paul Sarte

"The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization." ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is possible to give away and become richer." ~Proverbs 11:24

"If you are sure you understand everything that is going on around you, you are hopelessly confused." ~Walter Mondale

"Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility." ~Saint Augustine

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