"The pen is mightier than the sword."
+ Attributions Richelieu (1839), Act ii, Scene ii From a play about Cardinal Richelieu, the scene continues, "The arch-enchanters wand! itself a nothing! But taking sorcery from the master-hand To paralyse the Cæsars, and to strike The loud earth breathless! Take away the sword States can be saved without it!" Here the author shows us that violence is not necessary for radical govermental change. Famous Pearls of Wisdom Top 100 War War And Peace Writing
"What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us."
+ Attributions Very often misattributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau. No evidence exists that either of them wrote or spoke this. With this quote we can see the romantic attitude present in the human race. What lies within us here is everything that makes us great: love, creation, and individual thought. Confidence Courage Editor's Pick Famous Inspirational Life Motivational Pearls of Wisdom Photo of the Day Quote of the Day Top 100
"A picture is worth a thousand words."
+ Attributions Printers' Ink (December 8, 1921) pg. 96-97 The first recorded use of this adage came in an article by Bernard advocating the use of pictures in advertisement, specifically in this case for use on streetcars. 444 Votes Famous Pearls of Wisdom Top 100
"The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end."
+ Attributions Disraeli was a politician who served as Britain's prime minister who also wrote several popular novels. This line comes from his "Henrietta Temple." Disraeli had an affair with a woman named Henrietta Sykes, which is presumably where he drew the inspiration for this novel. Cute Cute Love Humorous Love Love At First Sight Quote of the Day Short Top 100
"For you see, each day I love you more. Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow."
+ Attributions As quoted in Respectfully quoted: a dictionary of quotations (1989) The original French reads, "Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je taime davantage, Aujourdhui plus quhier et bien moins que demain," and is from a poem titled, "The Eternal Song" ("L'éternelle chanson"). The quote became popular after a jeweler began inscribing the verse on to medallions. 430 Votes Love Top 100 Top 100 Famous
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