Favorite Quotes

Below is a sprinkling of my favorite quotes, many of which come to mind when I'm in need of the wisdom they embody:

"There is no frigate like a book to take us lands away."
        —Emily Dickinson

"There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy."
        —Hamlet (to his friend Horatio after they see the apparition of Hamlet's murdered

"Without our traditions, our lives would be as shaky as . . . a fiddler on the roof."
        —Tevye (from Fiddler on the Roof)

"Numberless are the wonders of the world, but none more wonderful than man."

"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
        —Henry van Dyke

"Live as if you would die tomorrow. Learn as if you would live forever."
       —Mahatma Gandhi

"If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies."
        —Albert Einstein   

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