However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance is there. The chance had to be there.
More quotes by Roald Dahl
I think probably kindness is my number one attribute in a human being. I’ll put it before any of the things like courage or bravery or generosity or anything else.
So please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookshelf on the wall.
More quotes about Wisdom
All censorships exist to prevent anyone from challenging current conceptions and existing institutions. All progress is initiated by challenging current conceptions, and executed by supplanting existing institutions. Consequently the first condition of progress is the removal of censorships. There is the whole case against censorships in a nutshell.
Nothing destroys authority more than the unequal and untimely interchange of power stretched too far and relaxed too much.
As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself, so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
There is then creative reading as well as creative writing. When the mind is braced by labor and invention, the page of whatever book we read becomes luminous with manifold allusion. Every sentence is doubly significant, and the sense of our author is as broad as the world.
To arrive at a just estimate of a renowned man’s character one must judge it by the standards of his time, not ours.
We need not worry so much about what man descends from; it’s what he descends to that shames the human race.
Get a black suit and just freeload, problem it’s too God damned late now even to be any of the things I never wanted to be.
If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Honor bespeaks worth. Confidence begets trust. Service brings satisfaction. Cooperation proves the quality of leadership.