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"Life is a mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved." -Van Kaam

"Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old" - Franz Kafka

"Every man has three characters: that which he exhibits, that which he has, and that which he thinks he has." - Franz Kafka

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely." - Karen Kaiser

"The sun will rise and the moon will set and you learn how to settle for what you get. It'll all work out if we're here or not so who cares? So what?" - Kander and Ebb, Cabaret

"Do what is right, though the world may perish." - Immanuel Kant

"He who is cruel to animals becomes hard also in his dealings with men. We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant

"It is never too late to become reasonable and wise." - Immanuel Kant

"Some people are always grumbling that roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses." - Alphonse Karr

"True religion is in one's heart." - Kashmiri Proverb

"The world is your playground. Why aren't you playing?" - Ellie Katz

"The only thing worse than a man you can't control is a man you can." - Margo Kaufman

"My son has taken up meditation - at least it's better than sitting doing nothing." - Max Kauffmann

"Nothing ever becomes real until it is experienced. Even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it." - John Keats

"You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly." - Sam Keen

"Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in a way that they have been told to." - Alan Keightley

"They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days." - Garrison Keillor

"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it." - Helen Keller

"I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble." - Helen Keller

"Instead of comparing our lot with that of those who are more fortunate than we are, we should compare it with the lot of the great majority of our fellow men. It then appears that we are among the privileged." - Helen Keller

"It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil. If they would only expend the same amount of energy loving their fellow men, the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui." - Helen Keller

"Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." - Helen Keller

"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. To keep our faces toward change and behave like free spirits in the presence of fate is strength undefeatable." - Helen Keller

"There is no lovelier way to be thankful for your sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark." - Helen Keller

"We could never learn to be brave and patient, if there were only joy in the world." - Helen Adams Keller

"The worst calamity: 'To have eyes and fail to see.'" - Helen Keller

"Natives who beat drums to drive off evil spirits are objects of scorn to smart Americans who blow horns to break up traffic jams." - Mary Ellen Kelly

"Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be." - Thomas A. Kempis

"It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head." - Sally Kempton

"Violence is an admission that one's ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits." - Edward M. Kennedy

"An idealist without illusions." - John F. Kennedy (describing himself)

"If we cannot end our differences at least we can make the world safe for diversity." - John F. Kennedy

"My fellow citizens of the world; ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man." - John Fitzgerald Kennedy

"One person can make a difference and every person should try." - John F. Kennedy

"We must never forget that art is not a form of propaganda; it is a form of truth." - John F. Kennedy

"Each time a person stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, that person sends forth a tiny ripple of hope... and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance." - Robert F. Kennedy

"What is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme, but that they are intolerant. The evil is not what they say about their cause, but what they say about their opponents." - Robert F. Kennedy

"Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?" - Rose Kennedy

"He who angers you conquers you." - Elizabeth Kenny

"He had delusions of adequacy." - Walter Kerr

"It is not my fault that certain so-called bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on." - Jack Kerouac

"Let me tell you about Florida politicians. I make them out of whole cloth, just like a tailor makes a suit. I get their name in the newspaper. I get them some publicity and get them on the ballot. Then after the election, we count the votes. And if they don't turn out right, we recount them. And recount them again. Until they do." - Key Largo

"When your head says one thing and your whole life says another, your head always loses." - Key Largo

"Intelligence without the ability to give and receive affection leads to mental and moral breakdown, to neurosis, and possibly psychosis. And... the mind absorbed in and involved in itself as a self-centered end, to the exclusion of human relationships, can only lead to violence and pain." - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

"Who's to say that my light is better than your darkness? Who's to say that death is better than your darkness?" - Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

"Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it." - Soren Kierkegaard

"People demand freedom of speech to make up for the freedom of thought which they avoid." - Soren Kierkegaard

"To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself." - Soren Kierkegaard

"I get asked to do benefits a lot and I've decided I've got to be a bit more discerning, I can't just do all of them. . . . I got asked to do a benefit for babies born addicted to crack. And I said well, all right, I'll help you raise money for them, but I think we both know what they're gonna spend it on." - Laura Kightlinger

"Democrats were quick to point out that President Bush's budget creates a 1 trillion dollar deficit. The White House quickly responded with 'Hey, look over there, it's Saddam Hussein.'" - Craig Kilborn

"I've arrived at this outermost edge of my life by my own actions. Where I am is thoroughly unacceptable. Therefore, I must stop doing what I've been doing." - Alice Killer

"I want to be different. I want to be just like all the different people." - King Missile

"The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted, or Beethoven played music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause to say, here lived a great street sweeper who did his job well." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"Peace is not the absence of war, but the presence of justice." - Martin Luther King

"Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will." - Martin Luther King Jr.

"We hate each other because we fear each other and we fear each other because we don't know each other" - Martin Luther King

"We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

"I was sitting one day and thinking about cannibalism, because that's what guys like me do... and I thought, suppose a guy was washed up on a rocky island, how much of himself could he eat?" - Stephen King

"Some people say that I must be a horrible person, but that's not true. I have the heart of a young boy - in a jar on my desk." - Stephen King

"Nothing is ever lost, Sarah. Nothing that can't be found." - Stephen King, The Dead Zone

"The beauty of religious mania is that it has the power to explain everything. Once God (or Satan) is accepted as the first cause of everything which happens in the mortal world, nothing is left to chance or change." - Stephen King, The Stand

"Show me a man or a woman alone and I'll show you a saint. Give me two and they'll fall in love. Give me three and they'll invent that charming thing we call 'society.' Give me four and they'll build a pyramid. Give me five and they'll make one an outcast. Give me six and they'll reinvent prejudice. Give me seven and in seven years they'll reinvent warfare." - Stephen King, The Stand

"Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when you wish they really were." - Sarah Kingham

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about." - Charles Kingsley

"If you can keep your head when all about you

Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;

If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,

But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,

Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies,

Or, being hated, don't give way to hating,

And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;

If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;

If you can meet with triumph and disaster

And treat those two imposters just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken

Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,

Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,

And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools;

If you can make one heap of all your winnings

And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,

And lose, and start again at your beginnings

And never breath a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew

To serve your turn long after they are gone,

And so hold on when there is nothing in you

Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on";

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,

Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch;

If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you;

If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute

With sixty seconds' worth of distance run -

Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,

And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son!" - Rudyard Kipling

"History is a better guide than good intentions." - Jeane Kirkpatrick

"The absence of alternatives clears the mind marvelously." - Henry Kissinger

"There can't be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." - Henry Kissinger

"Too young to take over. Too old to ignore." - Edward Kleban, A Chorus Line

"Our attitude is the crayons that color our world." - Allen Klein

"I alone understand you... And you are the only one who understands me. The difference between us is that the darkness that holds you prisoner is inside you." - Goldenrod Kleinman, Englehardt

"Fool me once, shame on you.

Fool me twice, prepare to die." - Klingon proverb

"The trouble with finding your perfect soulmate is that she would probably want to get married, then four weeks after the wedding you would meet another perfect soulmate, with larger breasts." - James Knowles (stolen from Ruminations)

"If Murphy had used a computer his law would probably have been lost when the machine crashed." - Mike Knowles

"Great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day." - Sally Koch

"'Maybe,' I said feebly, 'he's trying to be conciliatory and see the point of view of the other side. Or maybe he believes the welfare of the whole is more important than the welfare of the part and the fears of the collective can only be calmed by the sacrifice of a minority. Isn't that the way it's always been?'

'Some people,' Aunt Emily answered sharply, 'are so busy seeing all sides of every issue that they neutralize concern and prevent necessary action. There's no strength in seeing all sides unless you can act where real measurable injustice exists. A lot of academic talk just immobilizes the oppressed and maintains oppressors in their position of power.'" - Joy Kogawa, Obasan

"People who talk a lot about their victimization make me uncomfortable. It's as if they use their suffering as weapons or badges of some kind." - Joy Kogawa, Obasan

"Philosophy can not be attained from text on a page... it comes from within the soul." - Russ Kolibas

"The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by somebody else's rules, while quietly playing by your own." - Michael Konda

"Dare to dream... something will always come of it" - Janusz Korczak

"Each person carries an entire world within himself, and everything exists twice: once the way it is, the other the way he perceives it with his own eyes and feelings." - Janusz Korczak, The Child's Right to Respect

"I have signed a pact with life: we will not get in each other's way" - Janusz Korczak, Ghetto Diary

"If you are watching fanatically over the morality of your children you may yourself be not completely in order." - Janusz Korczak, How to Love a Child

"My greatest fault is that I am no longer a child" - Janusz Korczak, How to Love a Child

"Take a look at the world and laugh" - Janusz Korczak, How to Love a Child

"You will go on blundering, for only he who does nothing avoids errors." - Janusz Korczak, How to Love a Child

"Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness." - Lajos Kossuth

"It was all sort of easy.

It had all come and gone." - Ron Kovic, Born on the Fourth of July

"'We must start to think about these inner-city children as out future entry-level workers,' we are told by business leaders as they forge their various alliances and partnerships with poorly funded urban schools. It's said so frequently that it occasions little stir. Still, it's fair to ask why we are being urged to see 'these' children in quite that specific way. Why are we asked to look at Elio and see a future entry-level worker rather than to see him, as we see our own kids, as perhaps a future doctor, dancer, artist, poet, priest, psychologist, or teacher, or whatever else he might someday desire to be? Why not, for that matter, look at him and see the only thing he really is: a seven-year-old child?" - Jonathan Kozol, Ordinary Resurrections : Children in the Years of Hope

"Gabe: Projekt: Revolution is cool and all, I like revolutions. But they spelled Project wrong.

Tycho: They did that on purpose. It's more raw. Rawer.

Gabe: How is a K more raw than a C?

Tycho: It just is. It's how I know they're real. Keeping it real. On the streets, and so forth.

Gabe: And what exactly is this Projekt of theirs Revolutionizing?

Tycho: Spelling." - Michael Krahulik and Jerry Holkins, Penny Arcade

"Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy." - Karl Kraus

"There was a time when men were kind. When their voices were soft and their words inviting. There was a time when love was blind and the world was a song and the song was exciting. There was a time, then it all went wrong. I dreamed a dream in days gone by when hope was high and life worth living. I dreamed that love would never die. I dreamed that God would be forgiving. Then I was young and unafraid and dreams were made and used and wasted. There was no ransom to be paid, no song unsung no wine untasted. But the tigers come at night with their voices soft as thunder, As they tear your hope apart, as they turn your dream to shame... There are dreams that cannot be, and there are storms we cannot weather. I had a dream my life would be so different from this hell I'm living, so different now from what it seemed. Now life has killed the dream I dreamed." - Herbert Kretzmer, Les Miserables

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society." - J. Krishnamurti

"Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose." - Kris Kristofferson

"Friends aren't jumper cables. You don't throw them into the trunk and pull them out for emergencies." - Charlie Krueger

"The truth is that many people set rules to keep from making decisions." - Mike Krzyzewski, Leading with the Heart

"Without darkness there are no dreams." - Karla Kuban

"Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it." - Milan Kundera

"One is responsible for one's own life. Passivity provides no protection." - Madeleine Kunin

"There are no things that man was not meant to know. There are, perhaps, some things man is too dumb to figure out, but that's a different problem." - Michael Kurland

"Duncan: You're impossible. Do you know that? Has anyone ever told you that?

Morgan: Quite often, and with startling regularity." - Katherine Kurtz, Deryni Checkmate

"There seems to be something in the human soul that causes us to think less of ourselves everytime we do something wrong... And maybe it is good for us to feel that way. It may make us more sensitive to what we do wrong and move us to repent and grow. But it may also lead to our setting unrealistically high standards for ourselves and for others." - Rabbi Harold S. Kushner

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