I guess since my name is lookingforwalden I'd go with
“There is no more fatal blunderer than he who consumes the greater part of his life getting his living.” Thoreau Or
"The State never intentionally confronts a man’s sense, intellectual or moral, but only his body, his senses. It is not armed with superior wit or honesty, but with superior physical strength. I was not born to be forced. I will breathe after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest." again Thoreau
“To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and to endure the betrayal of false friends. To appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
My favorite writer of all time is Pope. In my opinion he was better than Shakespeare. I use quotes from him in arguments all the time as my closer. I think the iambic pentameter helps. Lol I believe he is the second highest quoted English author in history.
'Tis hard to say, if greater Want of Skill Appear in Writing or in Judging ill,
"If you want to know what God thinks about money just look at the people He gives it to."
“Sir, I admit your general rule, That every poet is a fool; But you yourself may serve to show it, That every fool is not a poet.”
There are many, many more from Pope. If you like poetry and haven't read rape of the lock or essay on criticism I definitely recommend them. I got them for free on my iPad since they are in public domain.
"The Lord is my shepard," He recited softly. "I shall not want for nothing. He makes me lie down in the green pastures. He greases up my head with oil. He gives me Kung-Fu in the face of my enemies. Amen." Tom Cullen from Stephen Kings, The Stand
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I'm new here, so I wanted to post my first topic on something I truly enjoy. What is your favorite poem, prose, or quote?The one poem that has been my favorite through-out the years and still affects me to this...
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