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SGU Notes



"Power corrupts. Absolute power corrupts absolutely"



There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.

-Charles Mackay


"Do not be afraid of making a difficult decision. Terrible as it may appear at first, it will in the end be pleasanter than the consequences of a love-affair."

“The Princess of Clèves  by Madame de la Fayette


"Great afflictions and violent greatly alter people."

“The Princess of Clèves  by Madame de la Fayette


"Vanity or taste makes all women try to secure you..."

“The Princess of Clèves  by Madame de la Fayette


The real malady is fear of life, not of death.

-Naguib Mahfouz


You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

Naguib Mahfouz, Egyptian author


You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.

 Malcolm X


And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.

 Nelson Mandela, 1994 inaugural speech.


Obstacles are necessary for success: victory comes only after many struggles and countless defeats. Yet each struggle, each defeat, sharpens your skills and strengths, your courage and your endurance, your ability and your confidence and thus each obstacle is a comrade-in-arms forcing you to become better or quit. Each rebuff is an opportunity to move forward; turn away from them, avoid them, and you throw away your future.

-Og Mandino ( Motivational Author & Speaker)


Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile.  Hug.  Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.

 Og Mandino, motivational speaker


The greatest thing a man can do in this world is to make the most possible out of the stuff that has been given him. This is success, and there is no other.

--Orison Swett Marden


Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them.

--Orison Swett Marden


The golden opportunity you are seeking is in yourself. It is not in your environment; it is not in luck or chance, or the help of others; it is in yourself alone.

--Orison Swett Marden


Every experience in life, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met.  Everything we have seen, heard, felt, or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us.

Orison Swett Marden


Every experience in life, everything with which we have come in contact in life, is a chisel which has been cutting away at our life statue, molding, modifying, shaping it. We are part of all we have met.  Everything we have seen, heard, felt, or thought has had its hand in molding us, shaping us.

Orson Swett Marden


It doesn't matter how much you want. What really matters is how much you want it. The extent and complexity of the problem does not matter was much as does the willingness to solve it.

 -Ralph Marston


Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.

 Ralph Marston


"It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help."

-Judith Martin-


"The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love."



It is an ironic habit of human beings to run faster when we have lost our way.

Rollo May


To have the approval of your conscience when you are alone with your thoughts is like being in the company of true and loving friends.  To merit our own self-respect gives strength of character.  Conscience is the link that binds your soul to the spirit of God.

 David O. McKay


Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Margaret Mead


I was wise enough to never grow up while fooling most people into believing I had.

 Margaret Mead


Without dreams, we couldn't live.

 Kara Melancon


I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.



The marble not yet carved can hold the form of every thought the greatest artist has.



"The trouble with eating Italian food is that 5 or 6 days later, you're hungry again."

-George Miller-


I just broke up with someone and the last thing she said to me was, "You'll never find anyone like me again!" I'm thinking, 'I should hope not? If I don't want you, why would I want someone like you?'

 -Larry Miller


If all mankind minus one were of one opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.

 John Stuart Mill


Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

 Charles Mingus


"Oh, lovers, lovers! Their tongues are never still."

“Tartuffe” by Molière


"...amorous men are gullible. Their conceit so blinds them that they're never hard to cheat."

“Tartuffe” by Molière


"One often interprets things awry; Good can seem evil to a suspicious eye."

“Tartuffe” by Molière


"Material things enslave the soul."

“Tartuffe” by Molière


"Men under stress are fools."



Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fish burger and I realize, "Oh my God...I could be eating a slow learner".

 -Lynda Montgomery


You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.

 John Morley


Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes.  Every day you are alive is a special occasion.  Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.

 Mary Manin Morrissey


A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.

Abraham Moslow


I wanted to say something about the universe. There's God, angels, plants, and horseshit.

-Zero Mostel


Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius.



Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives.

 -Sue Murphy


From delusion lead me to Truth; From darkness lead me to Light; From death lead me to Immortality.

 Muslim Proverb