Quotes by Sebastian Brant

The world loves to be deceived.

Sebastian Brant

The world wants to be deceived.

Sebastian Brant

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To use fear as the friend it is, we must retrain and reprogram ourselves...We must persistently and convincingly tell ourselves that the fear is here--with its gift of energy and heightened awareness--so we can do our best and learn the most in the new situation.

Peter McWilliams

A writer must refuse to allow himself to be transformed into an institution.

Jean-Paul Sartre

When there are monsters there are miracles.

Ogden Nash

We trained hard, but it seemed every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we would be reorganised. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganising, and a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while producing confusion, inefficiency and demoralisation.

From Petronii Arbitri Satyricon AD 66 Attributed to Gaius Petronus, a Roman General who later committed suicide

The service we render to others is really the rent we pay for our room on this earth. It is obvious that man is himself a traveler; that the purpose of this world is not "to have and to hold" but "to give and serve." There can be no other meaning.

Sir Wilfred T. Grenfell »

In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.

Euripides »