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In the end...

Published Tuesday, January 27, 2015 @ 8:07 PM EST
Jan 27 2015

Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
-Iris Murdoch

Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope that he will rise even in the end.
-Nelson Mandela

Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.
-Henry Miller

Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered. Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in the end.
-Neil Gaiman

I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
-Margaret Thatcher

I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

I know everything will work out in the end, but just once, couldn't something work out in the beginning?
-Rose Auerbach

If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon you.
-Stuart Wilde

If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
-C.S. Lewis

In the end you can't always choose what to keep. You can only choose how you let it go.
-Ally Condie

In the end you have only you.
-Leo Buscaglia

In the end, no matter how much you love your work, your work will not love you back.
-Anne-Marie Slaughter

In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but by what we refuse to destroy.
-John C. Sawhill

In the end, science offers us the only way out of politics. And if we allow science to become politicized, then we are lost. We will enter the Internet version of the dark ages, an era of shifting fears and wild prejudices, transmitted to people who don't know any better.
-Michael Crichton

In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.
-Drew Barrymore

In the end, today is forever, yesterday is still today, and tomorrow is already today.
-William Saroyan

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the end, your beautiful idea will not be executed by angels, or even by you. It will executed by bureaucrats.
-Perry Metzger

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.
-Ursula K. LeGuin

Keep the circus going inside you. Keep it going. Don't take anything too seriously. It'll all work out in the end.
-David Niven

The buzzard has only to wait. In the end, we all come to him or his like.
-Louis L'Amour

The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle.
-Samuel Beckett

The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is almost always too high.
-Ralph Peters, Lt. Col. (Ret)

The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may deride it. But in the end, there it is.
-Winston Churchill

The truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to liberation and dignity.
-Ricky Gervais

The world will, in the end, follow only those who have despised as well as served it.
-Samuel Butler (Novelist, 1835-1902)

They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie.
-Anton Chekhov

We all, in the end, have the freedom to die in a ditch. It's the only inalienable right we have.
-Brian J. Goggin

Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
-Heinrich Heine

Whatever terrific events may inform our lives, it always comes to that in the end; we just want to lie down.
-Brian Aldiss


(January 28 is also the birthday of Colette and Alan Alda.)

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