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There are only two kinds of people who are really fascinating: people who know absolutely everything, and people who know absolutely nothing. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow. H. G. Wells English author, historian, & utopian  (1866 - 1946)
There are two ways of meeting difficulties. You alter the difficulities or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Battone
One must fight for a life of action, not reaction. Rita Mae Brown US author and social activist 
When times are good, be happy, but when time are bad consider; God has made the one as well as the other. Bible, Ecclesaistes 7:14
Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Bible, Luke 6:21
The only real training for leadership is leadership. Anthony Jay
Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble...for the Lord, your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Bible, Deuteronomy 31:6 NAS
The Lord is my light and my salvation - so why should I be afraid. Bible, Psalm 27:1 NLT
Reason can never be popular. Passions and feelings may become popular, but reason will always remain the sole property of a few eminent individuals. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist  (1749 - 1832)
You have to expect things of yourself before you do them. Michael Jordan US basketball player  (1963 -  )
Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny. Mahatma Gandhi Indian ascetic & nationalist leader  (1869 - 1948)
I hope you become confortable with the use of logic wihout being deceived into concluding that logic will inevitably lead you to the correct conclusion. Neil Armstrong, USC 2005 graduation US astronaut  (1930 -  )
Be comforted, dear soul! There is always light behind the clouds. Louisa May Alcott, Little Women US juvenile novelist  (1832 - 1888)
What matters is this: you can look at a scar and see hurt, or you can look at a scar and see healing. Try to understand. Sherri Reynolds, A Gracious Plenty
Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. Richard Bach
The art of leading, in operations large or small, is the art of dealing with humanity, of working diligently on behalf of men, of being sympathetic with them, but equally, of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems. S. L. A. Marshall, Men Against Fire, 1947
You may encounter defeats, but you must not be defeated. Maya Angelou US author & poet  (1928 -  )
Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces up, and snow is exhilarating; there is no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather. John Ruskin English critic, essayist, & reformer  (1819 - 1900)
Hope itself is a species of happiness, and perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. Samuel Johnson English author, critic, & lexicographer  (1709 - 1784)
If nature made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that. Frances Burnett
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom. Theodore Rubin
History is one war after another with a bunch of murders and natural disasters in between. Sarah Vowell, Assassination Vacation (p. 208)
Hating the Yankees is as American as pizza pie, unwed mothers, and cheating on your income tax. Mike Royko, columnist
We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration. Alanis Morissette Canadian singer/songwriter  (1974 -  )
So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. Francis Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Comedy is acting out optimism. Robin Williams US actor & comedian  (1951 -  )
There is nothing training cannot do. Nothing is above its reach. It can turn bad morals to good; it can destroy bad principles and recreate good ones; it can lift men to angelship. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them, so of course it kills them. The world breaks every one and afterward many are strong at the broken places. But those that will not break it kills. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. Ernest Hemingway US author & journalist  (1899 - 1961)
Liberty cannot be established without morality, nor morality without faith. Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
The Americans combine the notions of Christianity and of liberty so intimately in their minds, that it is impossible to make them conceive the one without the other. Alexis de Tocqueville,  Democracy in America, author Alexis de Tocqueville
Only free men can negotiate; prisoners cannot enter into contracts. Your freedom and mine cannot be separated. Nelson Mandela S. African black civil rights leader  (1918 -  )
The road to success leads through the valley of humility, and the path is up the ladder of patience and across the wide barren plains of perseverance. As yet, no short cut has ever been discovered. Joseph J. Lamb
I start with the premise that the function of leadership is to produce more leaders, not more followers. Ralph Nader
There is neither happiness nor unhappiness in this world; there is only the comparison of one state with another. Only a man who has felt ultimate despair is capable of feeling ultimate bliss. It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good life is to live. Alexandre Dumas, The Count of Monte Cristo French dramatist & novelist  (1802 - 1870)
There is always something ridiculous about the emotions of people whom one has ceased to love. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
Angels dancing on the head of a pin dissolve into nothingness at the bedside of a dying child. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 06-21-05
People are very fond of giving away what they need most themselves. It is what I call the depth of generosity. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
In the desert a fountain is springing,<br> In the wide waste there still is a tree,<br> And a bird in the solitude singing,<br> Which speaks to my spirit of thee. Lord Byron, Stanzas to Augusta English poet & satirist  (1788 - 1824)
Opinions are made to be changed - or how is the truth to be got at. Lord Byron English poet & satirist  (1788 - 1824)
It is a good thing for an uneducated man to read books of quotations. Sir Winston Churchill, My Early Life, 1930 British politician  (1874 - 1965)
Whether a man is burdened by power or enjoys power; whether he is trapped by responsibility or made free by it; whether he is moved by other people and outer forces or moves them -- this is of the essence of leadership. Theodore H. White, The Making of the President, 1960
What the imagination seizes as beauty must be the truth. John Keats English lyric poet  (1795 - 1821)
Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted. Percy B. Shelley
Life may change, but it may fly not;<br> Hope may vanish, but can die not;<br> Truth be veiled, but still it burneth;<br> Love replused - but it returneth Percy B. Shelley
If I should die, I have left no immortal work behind me - nothing to make my friends proud of my memory - but I have loved the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remembered. John Keats, Letter to Fanny Brawne, Feb 1820 - died 1 year later English lyric poet  (1795 - 1821)
I muse with the greatest affection on every flower I have known from my infancy - their shapes and colours are as new to me as if I had just created them with a superhuman fancy - It is because they are connected with the most thoughtless and happiest moments of our lives. John Keats, Letter to James Rice, Feb 1820 English lyric poet  (1795 - 1821)
O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts. John Keats, Letter to Benjamin Bailey, Nov 1817 English lyric poet  (1795 - 1821)
Man, being reasonable, must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication. Lord Byron, Don Juan English poet & satirist  (1788 - 1824)
What is hope? nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of. Lord Byron, Letter to Thomas Moore English poet & satirist  (1788 - 1824)
Learn to obey before you command. Solon Greek lawgiver & politician in Athens  (638 BC - 559 BC)
If you look after the pennies, the dollars will look after themselves. J. Paul Getty US oil industrialist  (1892 - 1976)
They say golf is not a contact sport. Not the way we play it. Alice Cooper, BBC6 Radio, The Bruce Dickinson show
Justice is incidental to law and order. J. Edgar Hoover
It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it. Latin proverb
HereÆs what I think the truth is: We are all addicts of fossil fuels in a state of denial, about to face cold turkey. Kurt Vonnegut, Cold Turkey US novelist  (1922 -  )
The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
To have a choice at all is to be free - even when the choice is between two terrible things. Orson Scott Card, The Worthing Saga US science fiction author  (1951 -  )
Thoughts are tyrants that return again and again to torment us. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights
I wish there could have been an invention that bottled up a memory, like perfume, and it never faded, never got stale. Then whenever I wanted to, I could uncork that bottle and live the memory all over again. Daphne DuMaurier, Rebecca
The love we give away is the only love we keep. Elbert Hubbard US author  (1856 - 1915)
The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
What a new face courage puts on everything. Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet  (1803 - 1882)
The future is no place to place your better days. Dave Matthews
What is hardest to accept about the passage of time is that the people who once mattered the most to us are wrapped up in parentheses. John Irving, _The Cider House Rules_ (1985) US novelist  (1942 -  )
It will yet be the proud boast of women that they never contributed a line to the Bible. George W. Foote
I contend that we are both atheists. I just believe in one fewer god than you do. When you understand why you dismiss all the other possible gods, you will understand why I dismiss yours. Stephen Roberts
If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Frederick Douglass US abolitionist  (1817 - 1895)
Question with boldness even the existance of a god; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason than that of blindfolded fear. Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
Religion is excellent stuff for keeping common people quiet. Napoleon Bonaparte French general & politician  (1769 - 1821)
To explain the unknown by the known is a logical procedure; to explain the known by the unknown is a form of theological lunacy. David Brooks
It is sad that while science moves ahead in exciting new areas of research, fine-tuning our knowledge of how life originated and evolved, creationists remain mired in medieval debates about angels on the head of a pin and animals in the belly of an Ark. Michael Shermer
I refuse to be labeled immoral merely because I am godless. Peter Walker
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius Chinese philosopher & reformer  (551 BC - 479 BC)
Kind words are short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa Indian humanitarian & missionary  (1910 - 1997)
The fault, dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves if we are underlings. Shakespeare.
Man lowers his head and lunges into civilization, forgetting the days of his infancy when he sought truth in a snowflake or a stick. Man forgets the wisdom of the child. Jack Kerouac US novelist  (1922 - 1969)
I suddenly discovered the delight of rebellion. Jack Kerouac US novelist  (1922 - 1969)
The influence of a beautiful, helpful, hopeful character is contagious and may revolutionize a whole town. Eleanor H. Porter  (1868 - 1920)
I dream for a living. Steven Spielberg
Why pay a dollar for a bookmark? Why not use the dollar for a bookmark? Steven Spielberg
Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
I am not concerned that you have fallen; I am concerned that you arise. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
Golf is a good walk spoiled. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose. Frederick Douglass.
The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason. Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
O God! I ask You for the means to do good, to avoid evil and to love the poor. Mohammed
When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of (his) faith. So let him remain conscious of God regarding the remaining half<br> Mohammed
Your soul is oftentimes a battlefield, upon which your reason and your judgment wage war against passion and your appetite. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
No one now dies of fatal truths; there are too many antidotes to them. Friedrich  Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human
People who comprehend a thing to its very depths rarely stay faithful to it forever. For they have brought its depths into the light of day: and in the depths there is always much that is unpleasant to see. Friedrich Nietzsche, Human, All Too Human German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
Every answer asks a more beautiful question e e cummings US poet  (1894 - 1962)
Every oak tree started out as a couple of nuts who decided to stand their ground. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Dale Carnegie, How To Win Friends and Influence People
Do not lose hold of your dreams or aspirations. For if you do, you may still exist but you have ceased to live. Henry David Thoreau US Transcendentalist author  (1817 - 1862)
Let him think I am more man that I am and I will be so. Ernest Hemingway, The Old Man and the Sea US author & journalist  (1899 - 1961)
Knowledge would be fatal, it is the uncertainty that charms one. A mist makes things beautiful. Oscar Wilde, The picture of Dorian Gray Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
People come up to me and say, "Emo, do people really come up to you?" Emo Phillips US comedian 
I reject your reality and substitute my own! Adam Savage, Mythbusters TV show
Death is not extinguishing the light<br> It is simply putting out the lamp <br> Because the dawn has come Rabindranath Tagore
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.<br> Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;<br> For love is sufficient unto love. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. Chief Seattle
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
For what is evil but good tortured by its own hunger and thirst?<br> Verily, when good is hungry is seeks food even in dark caves, and when it thirsts it drinks even of dead waters. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
Beauty is life when life unveils her holy face.<br> But you are life and you are the veil.<br> Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.<br> But you are eternity and you are the mirror. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?<br> And what is it to cease breathing, but to free the breath from its restless tides, that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered? Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
All that we are is the result of what we have thought. If a man speaks or acts with an evil thought, pain follows him. If a man speaks or acts with a pure thought, happiness follows him, like a shadow that never leaves him. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Better than a thousand hollow words, is one word that brings peace. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Hatred does not cease by hatred, but only by love; this is the eternal rule. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
However many holy words you read, However many you speak, What good will they do you, If you do not act upon them? Buddha (563 - 483 B.C.)
Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
The tongue like a sharp knife... Kills without drawing blood. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. Buddha Indian philosopher & religious leader  (563 BC - 483 BC)
I am for freedom of religion, & against all maneuvres to bring about a legal ascendancy of one sect over another. Thomas Jefferson, letter to Elbridge Gerry, 1799 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods, or no god. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg. Thomas Jefferson, Notes on the State of Virginia, 1781-82 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
It is a very sad thing that nowadays there is so little useless information. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
The human brain is like a railroad freight car -- guaranteed to have a certain capacity but often running empty. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
Cynics regarded everybody as equally corrupt... Idealists regarded everybody as equally corrupt, except themselves. Robert Anton Wilson
If what Proust says is true, that happiness is the absence of fever, then I will never know happiness. For I am possessed by a fever for knowledge, experience, and creation. Anais Nin US (French-born) author & diarist  (1903 - 1977)
Before the beginning of great brilliance, there must be chaos. Before a brilliant person begins something great, they must look foolish in the crowd. From the I Ching
If you can read this, thank a teacher. Anonymous teacher
It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. Harry S Truman 33rd president of US  (1884 - 1972)
Only Robinson Crusoe had everything done by Friday. Anonymous
Honesty is the first chapter of the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
Honey is sweet but bees sting. French Proverb
Hope is a good breakfast, but it is a bad supper.  Sir Francis Bacon English author, courtier, & philosopher  (1561 - 1626)
Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords. Samuel Johnson English author, critic, & lexicographer  (1709 - 1784)
Hope is the nurse of misery. American Proverb
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. Emily Dickinson US poet  (1830 - 1886)
Hope smiles on the threshold of the year to come, whispering that it will be happier.  Alfred Lord Tennyson English poet  (1809 - 1892)
How beautiful it is to do nothing, and then rest afterward. Spanish Proverb
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! Maya Angelou US author & poet  (1928 -  )
However far the stream flows, it never forgets its source. Nigerian Proverb
However long the night, the dawn will break. African Proverb
Humanity is acquiring all the right technology for all the wrong reasons.  R. Buckminster Fuller US architect & engineer  (1895 - 1983)
Humanity is composed but of two categories, the invalids and the nurses.  Richard Brinsley Sheridan Irish dramatist & politician  (1751 - 1816)
Humility is no substitute for a good personality.  Fran Lebowitz US writer and humorist  (1950 -  )
Humor is a rubber sword--it allows you to make a point without drawing blood. Mary Hirsch
Humor the sons of the poor, for they give science its splendor. The Talmud
Hypocrisy is the homage which vice pays to virtue. Francois de La Rochefoucauld French author & moralist  (1613 - 1680)
I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.  Tammy Faye Bakker US wife of Jim Bakker 1961  (1900 -  )
Change is good, but dollars are better. Anonymous
I am a friend of the working man, and I would rather be his friend, than be one. Clarence Darrow US defense lawyer  (1857 - 1938)
I am a part of all I have read. John Kieran US journalist  (1892 - 1981)
I am an agnostic; I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of. Clarence Darrow US defense lawyer  (1857 - 1938)
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best. Walt Whitman US poet  (1819 - 1892)
I am in the prime of senility. Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. Nelson Mandela S. African black civil rights leader  (1918 -  )
I avow myself the partisan of truth alone. William Harvey English physician  (1578 - 1657)
I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.  Arthur Wing Pinero English dramatist  (1855 - 1934)
I live for books. Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
I cannot live without books. Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
I do beseech you to direct your efforts more to preparing youth for the path and less to preparing the path for the youth.  Ben Lindsey
I do not fear Satan half so much as I fear those who fear him. Saint Teresa of Avila Spanish ascetic, nun, & saint  (1515 - 1582)
I do not know the American gentleman, god forgive me for putting two such words together.  Charles Dickens English novelist  (1812 - 1870)
I do not mind lying, but I hate inaccuracy. Samuel Butler English composer, novelist, & satiric author  (1835 - 1902)
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding, I want the understanding which bringeth peace. Helen Keller US blind & deaf educator  (1880 - 1968)
I drink to make other people seem more interesting. George Jean Nathan US drama critic & editor  (1882 - 1958)
I envy people who drink. At least they have something to blame everything on.  Oscar Levant  (1906 - 1972)
I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. Mary Montagu English letter author & poet  (1689 - 1762)
I had rather be right than be President.  Henry Clay US orator & politician  (1777 - 1852)
I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.  John Steinbeck US novelist  (1902 - 1968)
Nature and Books belong to the eyes that see them. Emerson
I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver. Maya Angelou US author & poet  (1928 -  )
I have learned not to worry about love; but to honor its coming with all my heart.  Alice Walker US novelist  (1944 -  )
I have never in my life learned anything from any man who agreed with me. Dudley Field Malone
I have no faith, very little hope, and as much charity as I can afford. Thomas H. Huxley English biologist  (1825 - 1895)
I have often thought morality may perhaps consist solely in the courage of making a choice.  Leon Blum French politician  (1872 - 1950)
I have seen gross intolerance shown in support of tolerance.  Samuel Taylor Coleridge English critic & poet  (1772 - 1834)
I hope that I may always desire more than I can accomplish.  Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian architect, painter, & sculptor  (1475 - 1564)
I learned long ago never to wrestle with a pig. You get dirty, and besides, the pig likes it. Cyrus Ching
I love you the more that I believe you have liked me for my own sake and for nothing else.  John Keats English lyric poet  (1795 - 1821)
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.  Roy Croft
I must say that acting was good training for the political life that lay ahead of us.  Anthony Burgess British composer & novelist  (1917 - 1993)
I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.  W. C. Fields US actor  (1880 - 1946)
I saw the angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.  Michelangelo Buonarroti Italian architect, painter, & sculptor  (1475 - 1564)
I shall tell you a great secret, my friend. Do not wait for the last judgment, it takes place every day.  Albert Camus French existentialist author & philosopher  (1913 - 1960)
I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within.  It is there all the time.  Anna Freud Austrian psychoanalyst & psychologist  (1895 - 1982)
I will charge thee nothing but the promise that thee will help the next man thee finds in trouble.  Mennonite Proverb
I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.  Booker T. Washington US educator  (1856 - 1915)
All thought is naught but a footnote to Plato. George Santiano
I will prepare and some day my chance will come. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
I wonder what fool it was that first invented kissing. Jonathan Swift Irish essayist, novelist, & satirist  (1667 - 1745)
I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. Harriet Beecher Stowe US abolitionist & novelist  (1811 - 1896)
I would rather not know how to write and have something to say than know how to write and have nothing to say. Enrique Tessieri
Idleness, like kisses, to be sweet must be stolen. Jerome K. Jerome British humor writer  (1859 - 1927)
If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water. Yiddish Proverb
If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist  (1623 - 1662)
If America shows weakness and uncertainty, the world will drift toward tragedy.  That will not happen on my watch.  George W. Bush 43rd President of US  (1946 -  )
The Net interprets censorship as damage... and routes around it. John Gilmore
If charity cost nothing, the world would be full of philanthropists. Jewish Proverb
If children grew up according to early indications, we should have nothing but geniuses. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist  (1749 - 1832)
If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.  Arthur Goldberg US lawyer  (1908 - 1990)
If fate means you to lose, give him a good fight anyhow. William McFee
If government could create jobs and raise children, socialism would have worked. George Gilder
If heaven made him, earth can find some use for him. Chinese Proverb
If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself.  D. L. Moody US evangelist  (1837 - 1899)
If indeed you must be candid, be candid beautifully.  Kahlil Gibran Lebanese artist & poet in US  (1883 - 1931)
It is better to be quotable than to be honest. Tom Stoppard British dramatist & screenwriter  (1937 -  )
I have decided that suicide is completely out of the question. I refuse to end the suffering of others... No, I must contemplate homicide and end the suffering of one... ME!!! Anonymous
If it were not for hope, the heart would break. Thomas Fuller English clergyman & historian  (1608 - 1661)
If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.  Isaac Asimov US science fiction novelist & scholar  (1920 - 1992)
If men will not be governed by God, they will be ruled by tyrants. William Penn English religious leader and colonist  (1644 - 1718)
If not for fear, sin would be sweet. Jewish Proverb
If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.  Seneca Roman dramatist, philosopher, & politician  (5 BC - 65 AD)
If one is forever cautious, can one remain a human being?  Alexander Solzhenitsyn Russian author & dissident in US  (1918 -  )
If someone betrays you once, itÆs their fault; if they betray you twice, itÆs your fault. Eleanor Roosevelt US diplomat & reformer  (1884 - 1962)
If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. Norman Augustine US aircraft businessman  (1935 -  )
If the rich could hire the poor to die for them, the poor would make a very nice living. Jewish Proverb
If the young only knew; if the old only could.  French Proverb
If thee marries for money, thee surely will earn it. Ezra Bowen
If there is another world, he lives in bliss. If there is none, he made the best of this.  Robert Burns Scottish national poet  (1759 - 1796)
When you have seen as much of life as I have, you will not underestimate the power of obsessive love. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005 British fantasy author 
This world is the will to power - and nothing besides! Friedrich Nietzsche, The World to Power, section 1064 German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
To solve the problems of today, we must focus on tomorrow. Erik Nupponen
He has never written a single book, so you can imagine how much he knows. Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
To judge from the notions expounded by theologians, one must conclude that God created most men simply with a view to crowding hell. Marquis de Sade
Social order at the expense of liberty is hardly a bargain. Marquis de Sade
Experience is not what happens to you. It is what you do with what happens to you Aldous Huxley English critic & novelist  (1894 - 1963)
Fear is a great motivator. Art Bell
Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote! Benjamin Franklin, 1759 US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon
We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead by Tom Stoppard
Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid. Ronal Reagan, 20 March 1981
Rules too soft are seldomly followed; rules too harsh are seldomly executed. Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
Nice guys finish last. Leo Durocher, (attributed, see notes) US baseball manager  (1906 - 1991)
The beauty of daylight-saving time is that it just makes everyone feel sunnier. Edward Markey, quoted in Associated Press, July 22, 2005
I object to being told that I am saving daylight when my reason tells me that I am doing nothing of the kind... At the back of the Daylight Saving scheme, I detect the bony, blue-fingered hand of Puritanism, eager to push people into bed earlier, and get them up earlier, to make them healthy, wealthy, and wise in spite of themselves. Robertson Davies, The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks, 1947
The goal of all life is death. Sigmund Freud Austrian psychologist  (1856 - 1939)
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary. Antonin Artaud French actor, critic, & drama theorist  (1896 - 1948)
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other. Sir Francis Bacon, "Of Death" English author, courtier, & philosopher  (1561 - 1626)
And virtue, though in rags, will keep me warm. John Dryden, Imitation of Horace English dramatist & poet  (1631 - 1700)
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois. Gustave Flaubert French realist novelist  (1821 - 1880)
The sort of liveliness which increases with age is not far distant from madness. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales French author & moralist  (1613 - 1680)
There are very few women in society whose virtue outlasts their beauty. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales French author & moralist  (1613 - 1680)
The man whom no one pleases is much more unhappy than the man who pleases no one. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales French author & moralist  (1613 - 1680)
The most dangerous folly of old people who were once attractive is to forget that they are not so any longer. Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Reflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales French author & moralist  (1613 - 1680)
The agenda of the roadblock is the philosophy of the stop sign. George W. Bush, Speech (2005) 43rd President of US  (1946 -  )
One whose chief regard is for his own mind, and for the divinity within him and the service of its goodness, will strike no poses, utter no complaints, and crave neither for solitude nor yet for a crowd. Best of all, his life will be free from continual pursuing and avoiding. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations û Book Three
For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds,<br> And though a late, a sure reward succeeds. William Congreve, The Mourning Bride English dramatist  (1670 - 1729)
Because a thing is difficult for you, do not therefore suppose it to be beyond mortal power. On the contrary, if anything is possible and proper for man to do, assume that it must fall within your own capacity. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations û Book Six
All of us are working together for the same end; some of us knowingly and purposefully, others unconsciously. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations û Book Seven
àinstead of wasting hundreds of millions of pounds on compulsory ID cards as the Tory Right demand, let that money provide thousands of extra police officers on the beat in our local communities. Tony Blair, Speech to the Labor Party Conference 3 October 1995 British politician  (1953 -  )
One must be a fox in order to recognize traps, and a lion to frighten off wolves. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Italian dramatist, historian, & philosopher  (1469 - 1527)
When my country, into which I had just set my foot, was set on fire about my ears, it was time to stir. It was time for every man to stir. Thomas Paine, Common Sense US patriot & political philosopher  (1737 - 1809)
Originality is merely an illusion. M. C. Escher Dutch artist  (1898 - 1972)
Think you of the fact that a deaf person cannot hear. Then, what deafness may we not all possess? What senses do we lack that we cannot see and cannot hear another world all around us? Frank Herbert, Dune US science fiction novelist  (1920 - 1986)
A Cynic is what an Optimist calls a Realist Antony Jay / Jonathon Lynn, Sir Humphrey Appleby from the "Yes, Minister" Series
Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden US (English-born) critic & poet  (1907 - 1973)
When lenity and cruelty play for a kingdom, the gentler gamester is the soonest winner. William Shakespeare, Henry V Greatest English dramatist & poet  (1564 - 1616)
Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man. Joseph Addison, Cato English essayist, poet, & politician  (1672 - 1719)
Treat a man as he appears to be, and you make him worse. But treat a man as if he were what he potentially could be, and you make him what he should be. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist  (1749 - 1832)
Success: Set your standarts high, and do not stop till you reach them. Bo Jackson
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth... J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince British fantasy author 
We made too many wrong mistakes. Yogi Berra US baseball player, coach, & manager  (1925 -  )
What if you slept? And what if, in your sleep, you dreamed? And what if, in your dream, you went to heaven and plucked a strange and beautiful flower? And what if, when you awoke, you had the flower in your hand? Ah, what then? Samuel Taylor Coleridge English critic & poet  (1772 - 1834)
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Emily Bronte, Wuthering Heights Chapter 7
Tourist, Rincewind decided, meant "idiot". Terry Pratchett, The Colour of Magic
A good bookshop is just a genteel Black Hole that knows how to read. Terry Pratchett, Guards! Guards!
Sham Harga had run a succesful eatery for many years by always smiling, never extending credit, and realizing that most of his customers wanted meals properly balanced between the four food groups: sugar, starch, grease and burnt crunchy bits. Terry Pratchett, Men at Arms
If you put butter and salt on it, it tastes like salty butter. Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures (regarding popcorn)
Of course, it is very important to be sober when you take an exam. Many worthwhile careers in the street- cleansing, fruit-picking and subway-guitar-playing industries have been founded on a lack of understanding of this simple fact. Terry Pratchett, Moving Pictures
For animals, the entire universe has been neatly divided into things to (a) mate with, (b) eat, (c) run away from, and (d) rocks. Terry Pratchett, Equal Rites
One of the universal rules of happiness is: always be wary of any helpful item that weighs less than its operating manual. Terry Pratchett, Jingo
A marriage is always made up of two people who are prepared to swear that only the other one snores. Terry Pratchett, The Fifth Elephant
All government -- indeed, every human benefit and enjoyment, every virtue and every prudent act -- is founded on compromise and barter. Edmund Burke, Speech on the Conciliation of America Irish orator, philosopher, & politician  (1729 - 1797)
When the least they could do to you was everything, then the most they could do to you suddenly held no terror. Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
He says gods like to see an atheist around. Gives them something to aim at. Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
No. Men should die for lies. But the truth is too precious to die for. Terry Pratchett, Small Gods
My father always told me that all businessmen were sons of bitches, but I never believed it till now. -- (Comment made 10 April 1962 in reaction to news that U.S. Steel was raising prices by $6 per ton, right after the unions negotiated a modest new contract under pressure from JFK to keep inflation down.) John F. Kennedy,   "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965] US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
One ought to seek out virtue for its own sake, without being influenced by fear or hope, or by any external influence. Moreover, that in that does happiness consist. Diogenes Laertius, Zeno
Airplanes are interesting toys but of no military value. Marshal Ferdinand Foch (1851-1929), French military strategist, 1911, July 18 2005 Information Week, P.72
In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower US general & Republican politician  (1890 - 1969)
Love is a hot shower where your skin never prunes. John Mayer
Animation can explain whatever the mind of man can conceive. Walt Disney US cartoonist & movie producer  (1901 - 1966)
Simply because we were licked a hundred years before we started is no reason for us not to try to win. Harper Lee, spoken by character Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird US novelist  (1926 -  )
You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view. Harper Lee, spoken by character Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird US novelist  (1926 -  )
It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
Things are never as bad as they seem. Harper Lee, spoken by character Miss Maudie, To Kill A Mockingbird US novelist  (1926 -  )
Best way to clear the air is to have it all out in the open. Harper Lee, spoken by character Atticus Finch, To Kill A Mockingbird US novelist  (1926 -  )
Blue, green, grey, white, or black; smooth, ruffled, or mountainous; that ocean is not silent. H. P. Lovecraft, The White Ship US horror & supernatural author  (1890 - 1937)
It is a sin to persue pleasure as a good and to avoid pain as a evil. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
The sinners sins against himself; the wrongdoer wrongs himself, becoming the worse by his own action. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, Book nine
Erase fancy; curb impulse; quench desire; let sovereign reason have the mastery. Marcus Aureluis, Meditations, Book nine
I think that the Communist Party as a political organization is of no danger to the United States. It has no following and has been disregarded by the American people for many, many years. Robert F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. [1965] US Democratic politician  (1925 - 1968)
Pray for the dead, and fight like hell for the living. Mother Jones
I looked with chameleon eyes upon the changing face of the world, looked with anonymous vision upon my uncompleted self. Anais Nin, House of Incest US (French-born) author & diarist  (1903 - 1977)
Holiness is doing GodÆs will with a smile. Mother Theresa
God is not in need of anything, but all things are in need of him. Marcus Aristides
God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars. Elbert Hubbard US author  (1856 - 1915)
God is love,and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him. John the Elder
The greatest virtues are those which are most useful to other persons. Aristotle, Rhetoric Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist  (384 BC - 322 BC)
God gave us memories that we might have roses in December. James M. Barrie Scottish dramatist & novelist  (1860 - 1937)
Jealousy: that Dragon which slays love under the pretence of keeping it alive. Havelock Ellis English sexual psychologist  (1859 - 1939)
Mankind must put an end to war or war will put an end to mankind. John F. Kennedy US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
Prejudice is the Child of Ignorance. William Hazlitt English essayist  (1778 - 1830)
If someone is going to kill me, they are going to kill me. -- John F. Kennedy (to Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.), 1962. John  F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]
If I am to die, this is the week for it. -- John F. Kennedy (to aide John McClone in response to a CIA report about rumours of an assassination plot), June 1962. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965] US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
Who can tell who will be the President a year from now? -- John F. Kennedy, speaking to the president of Harvard about why he did not want to delay signing documents relating to a future JFK Presidential Library, 2 October 1963. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. [1965] US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
We live, as we dream, alone Joseph Conrad English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much. Bessie Stanley
Waste no more time arguing what a god man should be. Be one. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations û Book Ten
Virtue they will but abuse, and taunt her with bitter revilling. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations - Book Eleven
All the blessings which you pray to obtain hereafter could be yours today, if you did not deny them to yourself. Marcus Aurelius, Meditations û Book Twelve
The chief proof of mans greatness lies in his perception of his own smallness. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet British mystery author & physician  (1859 - 1930)
If someone tells you who they are, believe them. Maya Angelou US author & poet  (1928 -  )
Age is foolish and forgetful when it underestimates youth. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005 British fantasy author 
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, 2005 British fantasy author 
The ingenious are always fanciful, and the truly imaginative never otherwise than analytic. Edgar Allen Poe, The Murders in the Rue Morgue
It is said that the camera cannot lie, but rarely do we allow it to do anything else, since the camera sees what you point it at: the camera sees what you want it to see. James Baldwin US author  (1924 - 1987)
Life goes on within you and without you. George Harrision, From the song "Within you without you" from Sgt Pepper
Technology: No Place for Wimps! Scott Adams, Dilbert US cartoonist  (1957 -  )
No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
...people find it far easier to forgive others for being wrong than being right. J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and The Half-Blood Prince British fantasy author 
Knowledge is power. Knowledge shared is power multiplied. Robert Noyce, Article, interview in a magazine
Man is not the creature of circumstances, circumstances are the creatures of men. We are free agents, and man is more powerful than matter. Benjamin Disraeli British politician  (1804 - 1881)
Tell me....And I Forget,<br> Teach me.....And I Learn,<br> Involve Me.....And I Remember. Benjamin Franklin, Card US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
The duke had a mind that ticked like a clock and, like a clock, it regularly went cuckoo. Terry Pratchett, Wyrd Sisters
Sing Ho! For the life of a Bear! Winnie-the-Pooh by A. A. Milne
ItÆs not the fall that kills you; itÆs the sudden stop at the end. Douglas Adams English humorist & science fiction novelist  (1952 - 2001)
The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch somebody else do it wrong without comment. T. H. White
If a million people say a foolish thing, is it still a foolish thing. Anatole France French novelist  (1844 - 1924)
This report, by its very length, defends itself against being read. Winston Churchill
Whatever you may look like, marry a man your own age. As your beauty fades, so will his eyesight. Phyllis Diller
These are bagpipes. I understand the inventor of the bagpipes was inspired when he saw a man carrying an indignant, asthmatic pig under his arm. Unfortunately, the man-made sound never equaled the purity of the sound achieved by the pig. Alfred Hitchcock British movie director  (1899 - 1980)
My wife dresses to kill. She cooks the same way. Henry Youngman
I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is; I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat. Rebecca West Irish critic, journalist, & novelist  (1892 - 1983)
My only fear is that I may live too long. This would be a subject of dread to me. Thomas Jefferson, 1801 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
On stage, I make love to 25,000 people, then I go home alone. Janis Joplin US singer  (1943 - 1970)
Life is anything that dies when you stomp on it. Dave Barry US columnist & humorist  (1947 -  )
You tried your best and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try. Homer Simpson
Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know. Ernest Hemingway US author & journalist  (1899 - 1961)
Show me a sane man, and I will cure him for you. Carl Jung Swiss psychologist  (1875 - 1961)
When fascism comes to America, it will come wrapped in the American flag. Huey Long
The most hopelessly stupid man is he who is not aware that he is wise. Isaac Asimov, Second Foundation - First Speaker US science fiction novelist & scholar  (1920 - 1992)
If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney US news commentator  (1919 -  )
To err is human, to blame the next guy even more so. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
Victory has a thousand fathers; defeat is an orphan. John F. Kennedy, "A Thousand Days," by Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr [1965]., p289.   Comment made by JFK in the aftermath of the fai US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
The secret of life is to appreciate the pleasure of being terribly, terribly deceived. Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance, Act 3 Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
The only thing that sustains one through life is the consciousness of the immense inferiority of everybody else, and this is a feeling that I have always cultivated. Oscar Wilde, "The Remarkable Rocket" Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
An actor is at most a poet and at least an entertainer. Marlon Brando US movie actor  (1924 - 2004)
This is the night to go to the theatre, like Abraham Lincoln. John F. Kennedy, 28 October 1962, after receiving word from Khrushchev that he agreed on a plan to end the Cuban Missile Crisis US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around us in awareness. James Thurber US author, cartoonist, humorist, & satirist  (1894 - 1961)
A man who procrastinates in his choosing will inevitably have his choice made for him by circumstance. Hunter S. Thompson, The Proud Highway US journalist  (1939 - 2005)
I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving -- we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it -- but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. US jurist  (1841 - 1935)
...people are by nature fickle, and it is easy to persuade them of something, but difficult to keep them persuaded. Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince Italian dramatist, historian, & philosopher  (1469 - 1527)
Art washes away the dust of everyday life. Pablo Picasso Spanish Cubist painter  (1881 - 1973)
We do not deny the possibility of peaceful [political] transition, but we are still awaiting the first case. Fidel Castro, Speech given in January 1963, calling for communist revolution in Latin America
It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage and beautiful country lies in between. Diane Ackerman
There are well-dressed foolish ideas just as there are well-dressed fools. Diane Ackerman
The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a Wilderness. Havelock Ellis English sexual psychologist  (1859 - 1939)
Look in the mirror. The face that pins you with its double gaze reveals a chastening secret. Diane Ackerman
No evil dooms us hopelessly, except the evil we love, and desire to continue in and make no effort to escape from. George Eliot, internet English novelist  (1819 - 1880)
Greatness is more than potential. It is the execution of that potential. Beyond the raw talent. You need the appropriate training. You need the discipline. You need the inspiration. You need the drive. Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-12-05
Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer. Sun-tzu Chinese general & military strategist  (~400 BC)
Wasting sarcasm is a sin. R. Stevens, Diesel Sweeties, 08-16-05
I feel like a tiny bird with a big song! Jerry Van Amerongen, Ballard Street, 08-18-05
The art of being bored is lost. Ted Klauber, Senior Executive, FCB Worldwide
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
Equal participants doing similar things will generate lots of new ideas. Tom McMakin, CEO, Great Harvest
You have to let people challenge your ideas. Tom Kasten, VP, Levi Strauss and Co.
You have to reach a level of comfort with that risk. Sally Ride, President, Space.com US astronaut  (1951 -  )
Every pilot needs a co-pilot, and let me tell you, it is awful nice to have someone sitting there beside you, especially when you hit some bumpy air. Eric Wald, View From The Top, 2003
Why should I buy expensive art when I can make my own. Piero Milani
Spontaneous kindness is to hipsters as high beams are to deer. J. Jacques, Something Positive Comic, 08-22-05
Courage may be taught as a child is taught to speak. Euripides Greek tragic dramatist  (484 BC - 406 BC)
Expect everything, and anything seems nothing.<br> Expect nothing, and anything seems everything. Samuel Hazo
He who flees will fight again... Tertullian
Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun. Mao Tse-Tung Chinese Communist politician  (1893 - 1976)
War can only be abolished by war, and in order to get rid of the gun it is necessary to take up the gun. Mao Tse-Tung Chinese Communist politician  (1893 - 1976)
If only it were all so simple! If only there were evil people somewhere insiduously committing evil deeds, and it were necessary only to seperate them from the rest of us and destroy them. But the line dividing good and evil cuts through the heart of every human being. And who is willing to destroy a piece of his own heart? Aleksander Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago
We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut, Mother Night US novelist  (1922 -  )
There are many things worth living for, there are a few things worth dying for, but there is nothing worth killing for. Tom Robbins US novelist  (1936 -  )
Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef. Tom Robbins US novelist  (1936 -  )
We use 10 percent of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60 percent. Ellen DeGeneres US comedian and actress 
Now I understand why Henry VIII started his own church. John F. Kennedy, Comment after the Vatican scolded him for supporting separation between church and state during his campaign, 1 US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
Politicians are the same all over. they promise to build a bridge even where there is no river. Nikita Khrushchev Russian Soviet politician  (1894 - 1971)
Old age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places. Red Skelton
I understand that smoking is vaguely inappropriate in certain situations. You know, like an orphanage, cancer ward, whatever. Greg Proops
I fixed my eyes on the larget cloud, as if, when it passed out of my sight, I might have the good luck to pass with it. Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar US novelist & poet  (1932 - 1963)
The same state of the passions which fits the multitude, who have not sufficient stock of reason and knowledge to guide them, for opposition to tyranny and oppression, very naturally leads them to a contempt and disregard of all authority. Alexander Hamilton, Loth, Dave, Alexander Hamilton, Portrait of a Prodigy, Rahway, Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1939 US (Scottish-born) lawyer & politician  (1755 - 1804)
It is long since I have learned to hold popular opinion of no value. Alexander Hamilton, Loth, Dave, Alexander Hamilton, Portrait of a Prodigy, Rahway, Carrick & Evans, Inc., 1939 US (Scottish-born) lawyer & politician  (1755 - 1804)
No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity. With equal, nay with greater reason, a body of men are unfit to be both judges and parties at the same time. James Madison, The Federalist, Paper # 10 4th president of US  (1751 - 1836)
Violence is the way stupid people try to level the playing field. John Gregory Dunne, Nothing Lost
Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce Irish author  (1882 - 1941)
Compassion is no substitute for justice. Rush Limbaugh
We believe that an artist, in order to be true to himself and his work, must be a free man. John F. Kennedy, Introducing Pablo Casals at a White House dinner, November 1961, at which he performed publicly for the first t US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
The man who suffers from a sense of sin is suffering from a particular kind of self-love. In all this vast universe the thing that appears to him of most importance is that he himself should be virtuous. It is a grave defect in certain forms of traditional religion that they have encouraged this particular kind of self-absorption. Bertrand Russell, The Conquest of Happiness British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
To succeed as a team is to hold all of the members accountable for their expertise. Mitchell Caplan, CEO, E*Trade Group Inc.
The best Web sites are better than reality. Jakob Nielsen, Usability consultant
Humanity can be quite cold to those whose eyes see the world differently. Eric A. Burns, Gossamer Commons, 08-24-05
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Louis-Hector Berlioz
Ginger Rodgers did everything Fred Astair did, but she did it backwards and in high heels. Faith Whittlesey
The best argument against democracy is a five minute conversation with the average voter. Sir Winston Churchill British politician  (1874 - 1965)
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. Alexander Hamilton US (Scottish-born) lawyer & politician  (1755 - 1804)
To be silent the whole day long, see no newspaper, hear no radio, listen to no gossip, be thoroughly and completely lazy, thoroughly and completely indifferent to the fate of the world is the finest medicine a man can give himself. Henry Miller, The Colossus of Maroussi US author  (1891 - 1980)
Self-confidence is something caught and not taught. And, risk-running and chance-taking are the only ways to catch it. Arnold Schwarzenegger
Pain is temporary, quitting lasts forever. Lance Armstrong
Your body is just the place your memory calls home. Deepak Chopra, Quantum Healing
Real joy, which comes from loving to do good things without wanting to be repaid, is the reward that lasts forever. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine" #155 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
Heaven is such that all who have lived well, of whatever religion, have a place there. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Providence" #330 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
The activity of love and faith is what makes heaven. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Heaven and Hell" #51 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
You are not made happy by the true things you believe from your faith, but by the goodness which comes from your faith. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Arcana Coelestia" #4984 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
True wisdom is seeing what is beneficial to your eternal life, and managing your life according to that. You do this when you not only know these things and grasp them with your understanding, but also will and do them. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Apocalypse Explained" #338 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
Love is the life of humanity. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Divine Love and Wisdom" #1 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
Peace has in it trust in the Lord, that He governs all things, provides all things, and leads to a good end. Emanuel Swedenborg, From the book "Arcana Coelestia" #8455 Swedish mystic & scientist  (1688 - 1772)
He was guilty of nothing, except that he earned his own fortune and never forgot that it was his. Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged US (Russian-born) novelist  (1905 - 1982)
To conceal ignorance is to increase it. An honest confession of it, however, gives ground for the hope that it will diminish some day or the other. Mahatma Gandhi Indian ascetic & nationalist leader  (1869 - 1948)
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin US author  (1924 - 1987)
The health of the eye seems to demand a horizon. We are never tired, so long as we can see far enough. Ralph Emerson, Nature: Addresses and Lectures
We all have thoughts that would shame the devil. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
Golf is a good walk, ruined. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. Muhammad Ali US boxer  (1942 -  )
We shall not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. T. S. Eliot, Little Gidding British (US-born) critic, dramatist & poet  (1888 - 1965)
"People get trapped into thinking about just one way of doing things." Erik Weihenmayer, Blind Rock Climber
He who is drowned is not troubled by the rain. Chinese Proverb
A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience. Doug Larson
If someone offers you a gift, and you decline to accept it, the other person still owns that gift. The same is true of insults and verbal attacks. Steve Pavlina, How to Win an Argument, 08-31-05
When you point your finger at someone, three fingers are pointing back at you. Anonymous
Even the best of friends need time apart. Mark Heath, Spot the Frog, 09-09-05
IÆll fight when needed, revel when thereÆs an occasion, mourn when there is grief, and die if my time comesà but I wonÆt let anyone use me against my will. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quotes came from Eragon.
Many people have died for their beliefsà The real courage is living and suffering for what you believe. Christopher Paolini, Author of  Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
You canÆt argue with all of the fools in the world. ItÆs easier to let them have their way, then trick them when theyÆre not paying attention. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon
You must be willing to protect yourself and what you cherish, no matter what the cost. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon.
Find peace in where and what you are. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon
Stupid is a boundless concept. Anonymous
Sometimes there are no answers. Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quote from Eragon
Ignorance and bungling with love are better than wisdom and skill without. Henry David Thoreau, Wednesday,  A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers US Transcendentalist author  (1817 - 1862)
If a man is called to be a streetsweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music or Shakespeare wrote poetry. He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts of heaven and earth will pause and say, "Here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well." Martin Luther King Jr. US black civil rights leader & clergyman  (1929 - 1968)
How nice--to feel nothing, and still get full credit for being alive. Kurt Vonnegut, Slaughterhouse-Five US novelist  (1922 -  )
I mistrust all systemizers and avoid them. The will to a system is a lack of integrity. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols---"Maxims and Arrows" German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
THE DISAPPOINTED MAN SPEAKS.--I sought great human beings, I never found anything but the APES of their ideal. Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols-- "Maxims and Arrows" German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
The stupidity of people comes from having an answer to everything. The wisdom of the novel comes from having a question for everything... it seems to me that all over the world people nowadays prefer to judge rather than to understand, to answer rather than to ask, so that the voice of the novel can hardly be heard over the noisy foolishness of human certainties. Milan Kundera, Interview on The Book of Laughter and Forgetting Czechoslovakian novelist  (1929 -  )
No man resolved to make the most of himself has time to waste on personal contention. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
It is the soldier who salutes the flag, serves beneath the flag, whose coffin is draped by the flag who gives that protester the freedom to abuse and burn that flag. Zell Miller
Art does not imitate life. Art is much more powerful than that. Art brings life back. And it does it by exposing the secrets we all carry inside. Jose Raul Bernardo, The Secret of the Bulls (Simon & Schuster, 1996
Souls woven together by the gods can never be unraveled. Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
When honor and truth are at odds, let truth prevail. Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
When you tell the truth, people listen. Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998)
Truth is so difficult to find that, when one hears it, it shines through. Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998) One of the Best Novels of 1998 (LA Times)
Even the longest hours come to an end. Jose Raul Bernardo, Silent Wing (Simon & Schuster, 1998) One of the Best Novels of 1998 (LA Times)
Metaphors are the weapons of cowards. Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)
Happiness cannot be found--it must be created anew everyday. Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903) "Maxims for Revolutionists" Irish dramatist & socialist  (1856 - 1950)
A library is an arsenal of liberty. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
Happiness is a way of praying. Jose Raul Bernardo, The Wise Women of Havana (HarperCollins, 2002)
During these times, when crazy people are running the government, all you can do is laugh. Bill McKenney, Speech to the Harvard Antimony Society, August 15, 2005
We use 10% of our brains. Imagine how much we could accomplish if we used the other 60%. Ellen DeGeneres US comedian and actress 
Truth is so obscure in these times and falsehood so established that unless one loves the truth, he cannot know it. Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist  (1623 - 1662)
No one should do a job he can do in his sleep. Cory Doctorow, Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town, 2005 American science fiction writer 
We want God to come and save us. But he wonÆt. God doesnÆt stop levees from failing, he doesnÆt stay the force of tsunamis, and he doesnÆt stop planes from smashing into buildings. Deus Ex Machina is overrated. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-09-05
The inability to secure a reservation drives yuppies absolutely crazy. Waiter Rant, Waiter Rant weblog, 09-07-05
A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward. Stanislaw J. Lec, Unkempt Thoughts Polish writer  (1909 - 1966)
Observe Everything. <br> Communicate Well. <br> Draw, Draw, Draw. Frank Thomas, Disney Animator, When asked to give advice to young animators
Sometimes old things need to go away. That way, we have room for the new things that come into our lives. Randy K. Milholland, Something Positive webcomic, 09-17-05
Who is more busy than he who hath least to do? John Clarke, Paroemiologia Anglo-Latina, 1639
He that is busy is tempted by but one devil; he that is idle, by a legion. Thomas Fuller, Gnomologia, 1732 English clergyman & historian  (1608 - 1661)
None are so busy as the fool and knave. John Dryden, The Medal, 1682 English dramatist & poet  (1631 - 1700)
When people think the world of you, be careful with them. Margaret Cho, Margaret Cho Blog, 09-26-05
If you have a brain in your head and feet in your shoes, you can steer youeself in any direction you choose. Dr. Seuss US author & illustrator  (1904 - 1991)
If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. Charles Darwin, Voyage of the Beagle English biologist  (1809 - 1882)
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
In the end the love you take is equal to the love you make. Paul McCartney
If slaughterhouses had glass walls everyone would be a vegetarian. Paul McCartney
It will be hard to discover a better [method of education] than that which the experience of so many ages has already discovered, and this may be summed up as consisting in gymnastics for the body, and _music_ for the soul... For this reason is a musical education so essential; since it causes Rhythm and Harmony to penetrate most intimately into the soul, taking the strongest hold upon it, filling it with _beauty_ and making the man _beautiful-minded_. Plato, from a footnote in The Colloquy of Monos and Una, Edgar Allen Poe Greek author & philosopher in Athens  (427 BC - 347 BC)
How fleeting are all human passions compared with the massive continuity of ducks. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night
To be possessed is an admirable reason for possessing. Dorothy Sayers, Gaudy Night
Only the insane is absolutely certain. Robert Anton Wilson, The Illuminatus Trilogy
My mother said to me, if you go into the military, you will become a general. If you go into the clergy, you will become Pope. Instead, I became an artist, and I am Piccaso. Pablo Piccaso
A single fact can spoil a good argument. Anonymous
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment. Ansel Adams US nature photographer  (1902 - 1984)
It is the duty of every patriot to protect his country from its government. Thomas Paine US patriot & political philosopher  (1737 - 1809)
They wanted facts. Facts! They demanded facts from him, as if facts could explain anything. Joseph Conrad English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
But the truth was that he died from solitude, the enemy known but to few on this Earth, and whom only the simplest of us are fit to withstand. The brilliant Costaguanaro of the boulevards had died from solitude and want of faith in himself and others. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo (on the death of Decoud) English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind. Joseph Conrad, Nostromo English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
Having had to encounter single-handed during his period of eclipse many physical dangers, he was well aware of the most dangerous element common to them all: of the crushing, paralysing sense of human littleness, which is what really defeats a human struggling with natural forces, alone, far from the eyes of his fellows. Joseph Conrad English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
Who could tell what forms, what visions, what faces, what forgiveness he could see in the glow of the west! Joseph Conrad, Lord Jim English (Polish-Ukrainian-born) novelist  (1857 - 1924)
Even against the greatest of odds, there is something in the human spirit- a magic blend of skill, faith, and valor- that can lift men from certain defeat to incredible victory. Walter Lord, World War II Memorial in Washington, DC
Measure your life in love. Jonathan Larson, From musical/rock opera: Rent
No other road, no other way, no day but today. Jonathan Larson, From musical/rock opera: Rent
Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius Chinese philosopher & reformer  (551 BC - 479 BC)
If our actions stem from honesty, kindness, caring, and vision, then no matter what the result of our efforts, we have added something of value to our souls and to the world. Joan Boysenko, Pocketful of Miracles
The true, prescriptive artist strives after artistic truth; the lawless artist, following blind instinct, after an appearance of naturalness. The one leads to the highest peaks of art, the other to its lowest depths. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe German dramatist, novelist, poet, & scientist  (1749 - 1832)
The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance. C. S. Forester, Commodore Hornblower
Life was a funny thing that occured on the way to the grave. Quentin Crisp
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses. Dante, The Divine Comedy
Courage atrophies from lack of use. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
If human life were long enough to find the ultimate theory, everything would have been solved by previous generations. Nothing would be left to be discovered. Stephen Hawking, Interview with The Guardian (UK) September 27, 2005 English cosmologist and physicist  (1942 -  )
No problem is too small or too trivial if we can really do something about it. Richard Feynman, Letter to Koichi Mano US educator & physicist  (1918 - 1988)
The purpose of most computer languages is to lengthen your resume by a word and a comma. Larry Wall
Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family. Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 10-06-05 Anonymous author of RealLivePreacher.com 
The present is a rope stretched over the past. The secret to walking it is, you never look down. Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
There are so many different ways lives work out, so many stories, and every one of them is precious: full of joy and heartbreak, and a fair amount of situation comedy. Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
Sometimes a good exit is all you can ask for. Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
Drawing on my fine command of language, I said nothing. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
One of the things about being a grown-up is learning how to act right even when you feel wrong. Sean Stewart, Perfect Circle, 2004
You create your opportunities by asking for them. Patty Hansen, Prevention Magazine, 11-05
Watch for good times to retreat into yourself. Frequently meditate on how good God is to you. Thomas a Kempis, quoted in the LDS Church News 8/20/2005 German mystic & religious author  (1380 - 1471)
We are kept keen on the grindstone of pain and necessity. H. G.Wells, The Time Machine
Strength is the outcome of need. H. G. Wells, The Time Machine English author, historian, & utopian  (1866 - 1946)
It is better to give than to lend and it costs about the same. Polish Proverb
Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. Sam Brown, Washington Post, 1977
I long to accomplish a great and noble task; but it is my chief duty and joy to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble. Helen Keller US blind & deaf educator  (1880 - 1968)
That man has missed something who has never left a brothel at sunrise feeling like throwing himself into the river out of pure disgust. Gustave Flaubert, 1,911 Best Things Anybody Ever Said French realist novelist  (1821 - 1880)
There is only one person who can measure your success. That person is you. David McCullough US biographer & historian  (1933 -  )
The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert G. Ingersoll
VICTORY - Champions have it deep inside of them - a dream, a desire, a vision. They have the last minute stamina. They have to be a little faster. They have to have the will and the skill. But the will must be greater than the skill. Muhhammad Ali
I was working in a parking lot, which is a great place to learn the guitar. I sat in the booth and practiced all day long. And only two cars were stolen while I worked there. John Flansburgh
Advertising is tax deductible, so we all pay for the privilege of being manipulated and controlled. Noam Chomsky US activist & linguist  (1928 -  )
Clearly he had his own strange way of judging things. I suspect he acquired it from the gospels. Victor Hugo, Les Miserables French dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1802 - 1885)
This is why I loved the support groups so much. If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. If this might be the last time they saw you, they really saw youà People listened instead of just waiting for their turn to speak. And when they spoke, they werenÆt telling you a story. When the two of you talked, you were building something, and afterward you were both different than before. Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club US writer  (1962 -  )
An army marches on its stomach. Napolean Bonaparte
I am going to Spain to fight an army without a general, and thence to the East to fight a general without an army. Julius Caesar,  (attributed) Roman author, general, & politician  (100 BC - 44 BC)
From this day forward until the end of the world...we in it shall be remembered...we band of brothers. William Shakespeare, Henry V. Greatest English dramatist & poet  (1564 - 1616)
When it is a question of money, everyone is of the same religion. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head. Howard Tayler, Rule 12: Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Schlock Mercenary
The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances; if there is any reaction, both are transformed. Jung
It is remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to the pattern of insanity. Andy & Larry Wachowski, Merovingian - The Matrix Revolutions
A sex symbol becomes a thing. I hate being a thing. Marilyn Monroe US actress  (1926 - 1962)
Society is like the air; necessary to breathe, but insufficient to live on. George Santayana US (Spanish-born) philosopher  (1863 - 1952)
The essence of living is discovering. Indeed, it is the joy of discovering that makes life worth the effort. Vijay Krishna
The lottery is a tax on people who flunked math. Isarel Gallegos
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
Everyone is expected to be highly productive... but they do not all need to be turning out the same product. Mel Levine, MD, A Mind At A Time
It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every twelve minutes one is interrupted by twelve dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper. Rod Serling US actor, producer, & screenwriter  (1924 - 1975)
From the sublime to the ridiculous is but a step. Napoleon
The leaven of true leadership cannot lift others unless we are with and serve those to be led. Spencer W. Kimball
The true masters of the art of living are already happy if they are not unhappy. Jean Anouilh French dramatist  (1910 - 1987)
There are no clear paths. Only pitfalls and tripwires and darkness. Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
Workers of the world unite, you have nothing to lose but your chains. Karl Marx German economist & Communist political philosopher  (1818 - 1883)
Live the wonderful life that is in you. Oscar Wilde, A Picture of Dorian Grey Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
Where did they put pictures, comic strips, and coupons before they invented the refrigerator door? Jerry Scott, Baby Blues: Ten Years and Still in Diapers
The more I see of men, the better I like dogs. Madame de Stael French author  (1766 - 1817)
I am glad that I am not a man, for if I were I should have to marry a woman. Madame de Stael French author  (1766 - 1817)
What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure. Samuel Johnson English author, critic, & lexicographer  (1709 - 1784)
But search the land of living men,<br> Wher wilst thou find their like again. Walter Scott
If you marry you will regret it. If you do not marry you will regret it. If you marry or do not marry, you will regret it. Soren Kierkegaard, Either/Or Danish philosopher  (1813 - 1855)
Elegance does not consist in putting on a new dress. Coco Chanel French fashion designer & perfumer  (1883 - 1971)
Duty, then, is the sublimest word in our language. Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more, you should never wish to do less. Robert E. Lee US-Confederate general  (1807 - 1870)
Truth crushed to the earth is truth still and like a seed will rise again. Jefferson Davis US-Confederate politician  (1808 - 1889)
There are three cures for ennui: sleep, drink and travel. D. H. Lawrence, Women in Love English novelist  (1885 - 1930)
If you would not be forgotten, as soon as you are rotten,<br> either write things worth reading or do things worth the writing. Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?<br> Death thought about it.<br> Cats, he said eventually. Cats are nice. Terry Pratchet, Sourcery
I definitely believe in God. How can you look at anything and not be overwhelmed by the miraculousness of it? Chris Martin, Rolling Stone Magazine
The Internet is like alcohol in some sense. It accentuates what you would do anyway. If you want to be a loner, you can be more alone. If you want to connect, it makes it easier to connect. Esther Dyson, Interview in Time Magazine, October 2005
When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. Henry Ford US automobile industrialist  (1863 - 1947)
Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction. Al Bernstein
Freedom means the opportunity to be what we never thought we would be. Daniel J. Boorstin US historian  (1914 -  )
If we did not have such a thing as an airplane today, we would probably create something the size of N.A.S.A. to make one. Ross Perot
There is nothing so absurd but some philosopher has said it. Cicero Roman author, orator, & politician  (106 BC - 43 BC)
That a man can take pleasure in marching in formation to the strains of a band is enough to make me despise him. He has only been given his big brain by mistake; a backbone was all he needed. Albert Eintein, World As I See It, 1934 - referring to the military system
When the present is full of gloom, the past becomes haven of refuge that provides relief and inspiration. Jawahar Lal Neheru
Give me somewhere to stand, and I will move the earth. Archimedes Greek inventor, mathematician, & physicist  (287 BC - 212 BC)
At night always carry in your heart something from Holy Scriptures to bed with you, meditate upon it like a ruminant animal, and go softly to sleep; but this must not be too much, rather a little that may be well pondered and understood, that you may find a remnant of it in your mind when you rise in the morning. Martin Luther German religious reformer  (1483 - 1546)
Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly, as you teach and admonish one another in all wisdom, and as you sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs with thankfulness in your hearts to God. Bible, Colossians 3:16
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. Brendan Behan Irish author & dramatist  (1923 - 1964)
There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. Brendan Behan Irish author & dramatist  (1923 - 1964)
Life is short; live it up. Khrushchev
Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. Brendan Behan Irish author & dramatist  (1923 - 1964)
Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world ablaze. St. Catherine of Sienna
One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other. Jane Austen, Emma English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
Nothing ever fatigues me, but doing what I do not like. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
You must learn some of my philosophy. Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure. Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
How much I love every thing that is decided and open! Jane Austen, Emma English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of. Jane Austen, Emma English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
A woman should never be trusted with money. Jane Austen, The Watsons English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid. Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
An artist cannot do anything slovenly. Jane Austen, Letter to Cassandra, 25 November 1798 English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
Oh! dear; I was so miserable! I am sure I must have been as white as my gown. Jane Austen, Emma English novelist  (1775 - 1817)
What would the world do without tea? - how did it exist? I am glad I was not born before tea. Sydney Smith English essayist  (1771 - 1845)
And then, the unspeakable purity and freshness of the air! There was just enough heat to enhance the value of the breeze, and just enough wind to keep the whole sea in motion, to make the waves come bounding to the shore, foaming and sparkling, as if wild with glee. Anne Bronte, Agnes Grey English novelist  (1820 - 1849)
The tallest blade of grass is the first to be cut by the scythe. Old Russian saying
[Optimism is] the obstinacy of maintaining that everything is best when it is worst. Voltaire, Candide French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence. George Eliot English novelist  (1819 - 1880)
Loneliness is a strange gift. E. B. White US author & humorist  (1899 - 1985)
From timber so crooked as that from which man is carved, nothing entirely straight can be made. Immanuel Kant German philosopher  (1724 - 1804)
Philanthropic people lose all sense of Humanity, it is their distinguishing characteristic. Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Grey Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
How does the poet transform his banal thoughts (are not most thoughts banal?) into such stunning forms, into beauty? Joyce Carol Oates US author  (1938 -  )
Each generation writes off earlier errors as the result of bad thinking, of less able minds--and then confidently embarks on making fresh errors of its own. Michael Crichton, Prey US author & screenwriter  (1942 -  )
A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other. A solemn consideration, when I enter a great city by night, that every one of those darkly clustered houses encloses its own secret; that every room in every one of them encloses its own secret; that every beating heart in the hundreds of thousands of breasts there, is, in some of its imaginings, a secret to the heart nearest it! Charles Dickens, A Tale Of Two Cities English novelist  (1812 - 1870)
There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. Karl Popper
Live simply that others might simply live. Elizabeth Seaton
Happiness is a state of activity. Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist  (384 BC - 322 BC)
One glance at a book and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for 1,000 years. To read is to voyage through time. Carl Sagan US astronomer & popularizer of astronomy  (1934 - 1996)
The problem with intelligent design theory is not that it is false but that it is not falsifiable: Not being susceptible to contradicting evidence, it is not a testable hypothesis. Hence it is not a scientific but a creedal tenet--a matter of faith, unsuited to a public schoolÆs curriculum. George F. Will, Newsweek, July 4, 2005 US editor, commentator, & columnist  (1941 -  )
The human heart is a strange vessel. Love and hatred can exist side by side. Scott Westerfeld, Peeps, 2005
Faith, as well intentioned as it may be, must be built on facts, not fiction--faith in fiction is a damnable false hope. Thomas Edison
One need not be a chamber to be haunted;<br> One need not be a house;<br> The brain has corridors surpassing<br> Material place. Emily Dickinson US poet  (1830 - 1886)
There are nights when the wolves are silent and only the moon howls. George Carlin US comedian and actor  (1937 -  )
Interestingly, according to modern astronomers, space is finite. This is a very comforting thought -- particularly for people who can never remember where they have left things. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
At first cock-crow the ghosts must go<br> Back to their quiet graves below. Theodosia Garrison
Evil is a point of view. God kills indiscriminately and so shall we. For no creatures under God are as we are, none so like him as ourselves. Anne Rice, Interview with a Vampire
Truly great madness cannot be achieved without significant intelligence. Henrik Tikkanen
The ultimate good desired is better reached by free trade in ideas [and] the best test of truth is the power of the thought to get itself accepted in the competition of the market. Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr., (dissent, Abrams v. United States, 1919) US jurist  (1841 - 1935)
There will be no justice as long as man will stand with a knife or with a gun and destroy those who are weaker than he is. Isaac Bashevis Singer US (Polish-born) Jewish author  (1904 - 1991)
A thorn defends the rose, harming only those who would steal the blossom. Chinese proverb
Blessed are we who can laugh at ourselves for we shall never cease to be amused. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
A home is not a mere transient shelter: its essence lies in the personalities of the people who live in it. H. L. Mencken US editor  (1880 - 1956)
My work is a game, a very serious game. M. C. Escher Dutch artist  (1898 - 1972)
Avoid having your ego so close to your position that when your position falls, your ego goes with it. Colin Powell US general  (1937 -  )
The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas. Judge John Kane, US District Court
The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion, the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion. Anonymous
We would often be sorry if our wishes were gratified. Aesop Greek slave & fable author  (620 BC - 560 BC)
He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese proverb
In war there is no substitute for victory. General Douglas MacArthur US WWII general & war hero  (1880 - 1964)
The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey US politician  (1911 - 1978)
Democracy is a process by which the people are free to choose the man who will get the blame. Laurence Peter
Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers US humorist & showman  (1879 - 1935)
It is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis. Margaret Bonnano
Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives. William Dement
A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he gets to know something. Wilson Mizner US screenwriter  (1876 - 1933)
The great thing about democracy is that it gives every voter a chance to do something stupid. Art Spander
What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence, a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it. Herbert Simon, economist
When you have an efficient government, you have a dictatorship. Harry S Truman 33rd president of US  (1884 - 1972)
Liberty lies in the hearts of men and women; when it dies there, no constitution, no law, no court can save it.... While it lies there, it needs no constitution, no law, no court to save it. Learned Hand, jurist
Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas A. Edison US inventor  (1847 - 1931)
Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright US comedian and actor  (1955 -  )
It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated. Alec Bourne
The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office. Robert Frost US poet  (1874 - 1963)
Good breeding consists of concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin Georgian Soviet politician  (1879 - 1953)
Patriotism is the willingness to kill and be killed for trivial reasons. Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
If we fight a war and win it with H-bombs, what history will remember is not the ideals we were fighting for but the methods we used to accomplish them. These methods will be compared to the warfare of Genghis Khan who ruthlessly killed every last inhabitant of Persia. Hans A. Bethe
We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death. Albert Einstein, on atomic energy, Jan. 22, 1947 US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence -- and then success is sure. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee US-Confederate general  (1807 - 1870)
When a thing has been said, and said well, have no scruple. Take it and copy it. Anatole France French novelist  (1844 - 1924)
That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with profit. Amos Bronson Alcott, Table Talk US educator & Transcendentalist  (1799 - 1888)
We must never assume that which is incapable of proof. G. H. Lewes, Physiology of Common Life
It is a melancholy truth that even great men have their poor relations. Charles Dickens, Bleak House English novelist  (1812 - 1870)
It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others. John Andrew Holmes
When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred. Thomas Jefferson, Writings 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
What more felicity can fall to creature,<br> Than to enjoy delight with liberty. Spenser, Fate of the Butterfly
And so, my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you -- ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy, Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1961 US Democratic politician  (1917 - 1963)
The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered... deeply, ...finally, staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people. George Washington, First Inaugural Address, Apr. 30, 1789 First president of US  (1732 - 1799)
We can gain no lasting peace if we approach it with suspicion and mistrust or with fear. We can gain it only if we proceed with the understanding, the confidence, and the courage which flow from conviction. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Fourth Inaugural Address, Jan. 20, 1945 32nd president of US  (1882 - 1945)
With malice toward none, with charity for all, ...let us strive on to finish the work we are in, ...to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations. Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1865 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
The only thing we have to fear is fear itself -- nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. Franklin D. Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address, Mar. 4, 1933 32nd president of US  (1882 - 1945)
The forces of good and evil are working within and around me, I must choose, and in a free will universe I do have a choice. Sovereign
In all things there are three choices: Yes, No & no choice, except in this -- I either choose the truth or I am deceit. Sovereign
In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations, and epochs it is the rule. Friedrich Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
Never mistake motion for action. Ernest Hemingway US author & journalist  (1899 - 1961)
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher  (1813 - 1855)
Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch. Robert Orben
A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes. James Feibleman
In order to preserve your self-respect, it is sometimes necessary to lie and cheat. Robert Byrne
Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever. Napoleon Bonaparte French general & politician  (1769 - 1821)
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency. Eric Ambler
There used to be a real me, but I had it surgically removed. Peter Sellers English comic movie actor  (1925 - 1980)
It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. Darrin Weinberg
It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist  (384 BC - 322 BC)
I have never made but one prayer to God, a very short one: "O Lord, make my enemies ridiculous." And God granted it. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want and deserve to get it good and hard. H. L. Mencken US editor  (1880 - 1956)
The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
Unquestionably, there is progress. The average American now pays out twice as much in taxes as he formerly got in wages. H. L. Mencken US editor  (1880 - 1956)
All who would win joy, must share it; happiness was born a twin. Lord Byron English poet & satirist  (1788 - 1824)
The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
It seemed the world was divided into good and bad people. The good ones slept better... while the bad ones seemed to enjoy the waking hours much more. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
All paid jobs absorb and degrade the mind. Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist  (384 BC - 322 BC)
Nothing happens unless first a dream. Carl Sandburg US biographer & poet  (1878 - 1967)
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice. Old Indian saying
It usually takes more than three weeks to prepare a good impromptu speech. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. Joe Namath
Experience is a hard teacher because she gives the test first, the lesson afterward. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Martin Luther King Jr. US black civil rights leader & clergyman  (1929 - 1968)
I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few. Adolph Hitler
By means of shrewd lies, unremittingly repeated, it is possible to make people believe that heaven is hell -- and hell heaven. The greater the lie, the more readily it will be believed. Adolph Hitler, Mein Kampf
A nation or civilization that continues to produce soft-minded men purchases its own spiritual death on an installment plan. Martin Luther King Jr. US black civil rights leader & clergyman  (1929 - 1968)
Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. Basho
Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism. Hedrick Smith
I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the cultures of all the lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any. Mahatma Gandhi Indian ascetic & nationalist leader  (1869 - 1948)
Cynics are made, not born. Max
Delay is preferable to error. Thomas Jefferson 3rd president of US  (1743 - 1826)
My evening visitors, if they cannot see the clock, should find the time in my face. Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet  (1803 - 1882)
Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan 40th president of US  (1911 - 2004)
Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler
Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life. George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist  (1856 - 1950)
Still round the corner there may wait, <br> A new road or a secret gate. J. R. R. Tolkien British scholar & fantasy novelist  (1892 - 1973)
Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. Plato Greek author & philosopher in Athens  (427 BC - 347 BC)
A committee is a thing which takes a week to do what one good man can do in an hour. Elbert Hubbard US author  (1856 - 1915)
Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well -- he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun. Ralph Waldo Emerson US essayist & poet  (1803 - 1882)
Doubt yourself and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgment. And you can see forever. Nancy Kerrigan
Let your heart guide you. It whispers, so listen closely. The Land Before Time
You are the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give, and possess the light as the lens does. If you seek yourself, you rob the lens of its transparency. You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means. Dag Hammarskjold Swedish diplomat  (1905 - 1961)
For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled. Richard Feynman US educator & physicist  (1918 - 1988)
The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke, Technology and the Future English physicist & science fiction author  (1917 -  )
You can fool too many of the people too much of the time. James Thurber US author, cartoonist, humorist, & satirist  (1894 - 1961)
Imagination is the one weapon in the war against reality. Jules de Gaultier
Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
Thought: Why does man kill? He kills for food. And not only food: frequently there must be a beverage. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
Art is making something out of nothing and selling it. Frank Zappa US musician, singer, & songwriter  (1940 - 1993)
Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder. M. C. Escher Dutch artist  (1898 - 1972)
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin US actress & comedienne  (1939 -  )
Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Abraham Lincoln 16th president of US  (1809 - 1865)
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity. Ellen Parr
The human race has one really effective weapon, and that is laughter. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources. Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
Women who seek to be equal with men lack ambition. Timothy Leary US psychologist & promoter of mind-altering drugs  (1920 - 1996)
Only the mediocre are always at their best. Jean Giraudoux French diplomat, dramatist, & novelist  (1882 - 1944)
The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency. Eugene McCarthy US politician  (1916 -  )
I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up. Tom Lehrer US humorist, singer, & songwriter  (1928 -  )
I never know how much of what I say is true. Bette Midler US actress, comedienne, & singer  (1945 -  )
For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation. Rainer Maria Rilke German lyric poet  (1875 - 1926)
Though I am not naturally honest, I am so sometimes by chance. William Shakespeare Greatest English dramatist & poet  (1564 - 1616)
I improve on misquotation. Cary Grant US movie actor  (1904 - 1986)
Reality is nothing but a collective hunch. Lily Tomlin US actress & comedienne  (1939 -  )
I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by. Douglas Adams English humorist & science fiction novelist  (1952 - 2001)
Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain -- and most fools do. Dale Carnegie
The problem with political jokes is they get elected. Henry Cate VII
Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level. Quentin Crisp
Freedom is just Chaos, with better lighting. Alan Dean Foster, To the Vanishing Point
If you believe everything you read, better not read. Japanese proverb
I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. Garrison Keillor US humorist & radio broadcaster  (1942 -  )
Nothing succeeds like the appearance of success. Christopher Lasch
Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy. Janet Long
Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself. Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man. J. Robert Oppenheimer, speaking of Albert Einstein US administrator & astrophysicist  (1904 - 1967)
Sanity calms, but madness is more interesting. John Russell
The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky. Solomon Short
I have learned to use the word impossible with the greatest caution. Wernher von Braun US (German-born) rocket engineer  (1912 - 1977)
Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong. Oscar Wilde Irish dramatist, novelist, & poet  (1854 - 1900)
Furious activity is no substitute for understanding. H. H. Williams
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough. Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
Getting caught is the mother of invention. Robert Byrne
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. James Russell Lowell
Honesty is the best image. Tom Wilson, Ziggy (comic)
Ninety percent of everything is crap. Theodore Sturgeon US science fiction author  (1918 - 1985)
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake English engraver, illustrator, & poet  (1757 - 1827)
I would never die for my beliefs because I might be wrong. Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before the police. Jeff Marder
Every nation ridicules other nations -- and all are right. Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher  (1788 - 1860)
What is life? It is a flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Crowfoot
It may be that those who do most, dream most. Stephen Leacock Canadian economist & humorist  (1869 - 1944)
Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist  (1856 - 1950)
It is hard enough to remember my opinions, without also remembering my reasons for them! Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you; that is the principal difference between a dog and a man. Mark Twain US humorist, novelist, short story author, & wit  (1835 - 1910)
The first mistake in public business is the going into it. Benjamin Franklin US author, diplomat, inventor, physicist, politician, & printer  (1706 - 1790)
Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself. John Harold
My eyes are an ocean in which my dreams are reflected. Anna M. Uhlich
Last night I stayed up late playing poker with Tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Steven Wright US comedian and actor  (1955 -  )
Outside show is a poor substitute for inner worth. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it. Karol Newlin
It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. Krishnamurti
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another. Luciano de Crescenzo
A memorandum is written not to inform the reader but to protect the writer. Dean Acheson
A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. Caskie Stinnett
I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones. Albert Einstein US (German-born) physicist  (1879 - 1955)
Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. H. G. Wells English author, historian, & utopian  (1866 - 1946)
Learning to dislike children at an early age saves a lot of expense and aggravation later in life. Robert Byrne
To succeed in the world it is not enough to be stupid, you must also be well-mannered. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
The public is a ferocious beast -- one must either chain it up or flee from it. Voltaire French author, humanist, rationalist, & satirist  (1694 - 1778)
Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees, then names the streets after them. Bill Vaughn
One should respect public opinion insofar as is necessary to avoid starvation and keep out of prison, but anything that goes beyond this is voluntary submission to an unnecessary tyranny. Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
Victory is a political fiction. Anonymous
To be free it is not enough to beat the system, one must beat the system every day. Anonymous
Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist  (1856 - 1950)
It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid. George Bernard Shaw Irish dramatist & socialist  (1856 - 1950)
Gratitude is merely the secret hope of further favors. Francious de la Rochefoucauld
The subtlety of nature is greater many times over than the subtlety of the senses and understanding. Sir Francis Bacon English author, courtier, & philosopher  (1561 - 1626)
Duct tape is like the force. It has a light side, a dark side, and it holds the universe together.... Carl Zwanzig
If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name in a Swiss bank. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
Every revolution evaporates and leaves behind only the slime of a new bureaucracy. Franz Kafka Austrian (Czechoslovakian-born) author  (1883 - 1924)
Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality. C. J. Jung
A cult is a religion with no political power. Tom Wolfe US author & journalist  (1931 -  )
People who have given us their complete confidence believe that they have a right to ours. The inference is false, a gift confers no rights. Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher  (1844 - 1900)
I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an education. Wilson Mizner US screenwriter  (1876 - 1933)
An ambassador is an honest man sent abroad to lie for his country. Sir Henry Wotton
One who condones evils is just as guilty as the one who perpetrates it. Martin Luther King Jr. US black civil rights leader & clergyman  (1929 - 1968)
Politicians are like diapers. They both need changing regularly and for the same reason. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started. Marcus Garvey
Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard Danish philosopher  (1813 - 1855)
Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came, there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go. James Baldwin US author  (1924 - 1987)
I have but one lamp by which my feet are guided, and that is the lamp of experience. I know no way of judging the future but by the past. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
The outward freedom that we shall attain will only be in exact proportion to the inward freedom to which we may have grown at a given moment. And if this is a correct view of freedom, our chief energy must be concentrated on achieving reform from within. Mahatma Gandhi Indian ascetic & nationalist leader  (1869 - 1948)
Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster. Robert M. Pirsig
You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough. Adam Marshall
A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt as dangerous. Alfred Alder
In Italy for thirty years under the Borgias they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance. In Switzerland, they had brotherly love; they had five hundred years of democracy and peace and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles, The Third Man, 1949 US actor & director  (1915 - 1985)
Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. Woody Allen US movie actor, comedian, & director  (1935 -  )
Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people. Jawaharlal Nehru Indian politician  (1889 - 1964)
I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell. Harry S Truman 33rd president of US  (1884 - 1972)
The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his. General G. C. Patton
There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity. Douglas MacArthur
War is based on deception. Sun-Tzu Chinese general & military strategist  (~400 BC)
To secure peace is to prepare for war. Carl von Clausewitz
When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally. Lao Tse
Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace. Frederick W. Taylor
Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin US actress & comedienne  (1939 -  )
Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech. Martin Fraquhar Tupper
In the end, everything is a gag. Charlie Chaplin British actor, director, & screenwriter  (1889 - 1977)
Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theater. Gail Godwin
Men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all the other alternatives. Abba Eban Israeli (S. African-born) diplomat & politician  (1915 - 2002)
To sit alone with my conscience will be judgment enough for me. Charles William Stubbs
Sanity is a madness put to good use. George Santayana US (Spanish-born) philosopher  (1863 - 1952)
A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty. Sir Winston Churchill British politician  (1874 - 1965)
Many people would sooner die than think; In fact, they do so. Bertrand Russell British author, mathematician, & philosopher  (1872 - 1970)
A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar. Lao Tze
The best way to predict the future is to invent it. Alan Kay
Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto "Che" Guevara
The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmond Burke
If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. Carl Jung Swiss psychologist  (1875 - 1961)
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses. William Arthur Ward
A soft answer turneth away wrath. Proverbs 15:1
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.<br> If you can dream it, you can become it. William Arthur Ward
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Emerson
Do what you can with what you have where you are. Theodore Roosevelt 26th president of US  (1858 - 1919)
Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can. John Wesley English religious leader  (1703 - 1791)
A friend is one to whom you can pour out the contents of your heart, chaff and grain alike. Knowing that the gentlest of hands will take and sift it, keep what is worth keeping and with a breath of kindness, blow the rest away. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
If you begin the day with love in your heart, peace in your nerves, and truth in your mind, you not only benefit by their presence but also bring them to others, to your family and friends, and to all those whose destiny draws across your path that day. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 
May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand. Irish Blessing
Ideals are like stars. You will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But, like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides and following them you will reach your destiny. Unknown Quotations by unknown authors 

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