Blue Book, a collection of quotes, page fourteen of quotes, L

"Lay plans for the accomplishment of the difficult before it becomes difficult; make something big by starting with it when small."
– Lao-tzu

"Nostalgia is a file that removes the rough edges from the good old days."
– Doug Larson

"The opposite of war isn't peace, it's creation."
– Jonathan Larson

"Because you're not what I would have you be, I blind myself to who, in truth, you are."
– Madeline L'Engle

"If you see a whole thing — it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives ... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern."
– Ursula Le Guin

"People find life entirely too time-consuming."
– Stanislaw J. Lec

"When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep."
– Ursula K. LeGuin

"The unknown is what it is. And to be frightened of it is what sends everybody scurrying around chasing dreams, illusions, wars, peace, love, hate, all that. Unknown is what it is. Accept that it's unknown, and it's plain sailing."
– John Lennon

"Laughter is by definition healthy."
– Doris Lessing

"That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way."
– Doris Lessing

"A pun is the lowest form of humor — when you don't think of it first."
– Oscar Levant

"Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital."
– Aaron Levenstein

"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil."
– C.S. Lewis

"[Fandom] is born at that moment when one person says to another: What! You, too? Thought I was the only one."
– C.S. Lewis

"We all want progress, but if you're on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive."
– C.S. Lewis

"A person reveals his character by nothing so clearly as the joke he resents."
– G. C. Lichtenberg

"The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time."
– Abraham Lincoln

"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
– Abraham Lincoln

"One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach."
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"The most exhausting thing in life is being insincere."
– Anne Morrow Lindbergh

"My self-worth is not based on having a boyfriend."
– Natalie Lloyd

"There's no right way of writing. There's only your way."
– Milton Lomask

"The drops of rain make a hole in the stone not by violence, but by oft falling."
– Lucretius