Wednesday, February 18, 2015

More, More, More


There are a thousand thoughts lying within a man that he does not know till he takes up a pen to write.

William Makepeace Thackeray

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Same old circus, just different clowns.

Carlos Azueda

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The only friends you have are your teeth, and that’s if they don’t hurt.

Larry Azueda

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A Fool's Tongue is long enough to cut his own Throat.

Thomas Fuller

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If all the rich men in the world divided up their money amongst themselves, there wouldn't be enough to go round.

Christina Stead

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There is no magic on earth strong enough to wipe out the legacies of one's parents.

Salman Rushdie

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What if when you die, they ask, "How was heaven?"

Anon

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Among famous traitors of history one might mention the weather.

Ilka Chase

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The only way I'd worry about the weather is if it snows on our side of the field and not theirs.

Tommy Lasorda

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The distinction between past, present, and future is only an illusion, however persistent.

Albert Einstein

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Never send a man where you can send a bullet.

Ian Fleming
For Your Eyes Only

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Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.

Albert Einstein

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The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.

Albert Einstein

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Man is never perfect, nor contented.

Jules Verne

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Science, my lad, has been built upon many errors; but they are errors which it was good to fall into, for they led to the truth.

Jules Verne

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The Great Architect of the universe built it of good firm stuff.

Jules Verne

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Politics and crime, they're the same thing.

Michael Corleone to Don Tommasino
Godfather III

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Power wears out those who don't have it.

Calò
Godfather III

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You understand guns?  Finance is a gun.  Politics, is knowing when to pull the trigger.

Licio Lucchesi to Vincent Mancini
Godfather III

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Television is of great educational value. It teaches you while still young how to (a) kill, (b) rob, (c) embezzle, (d) shoot, (e) poison, and, generally speaking, (f) how to grow up into a Wild West outlaw or gangster by the time you leave school.

George Mikes

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We have learned a bit too late in the day that action springs not from thought but from a readiness for responsibility.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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It is very easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements in comparison with what we owe others.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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There is no way to peace along the way to safety. For peace must be dared. It is the great venture.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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We are not to simply bandage the wounds of victims beneath the wheels of injustice, we are to drive a spoke into the wheel itself.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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What we shall need is not geniuses, or cynics, or misanthropes, or clever tacticians, but plain, honest, straghtforward men.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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The ultimate test of a moral society is the kind of world that it leaves to its children.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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There is meaning in every journey that is unknown to the traveler.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against its government.

Edward Abbey

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What is the purpose of the giant sequoia tree? The purpose of the giant sequoia tree is to provide shade for the tiny titmouse.

Edward Abbey

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May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

Edward Abbey

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Modern English is the Wal-Mart of languages: convenient, huge, hard to avoid, superficially friendly, and devouring all rivals in its eagerness to expand.

Mark Abley

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Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Lord Acton (John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton)

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It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.

Ansel Adams

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There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers what the universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable.  There is another theory which states that this has already happened.

Douglas Adams

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No one means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.

Henry Brooks Adams

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A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

Henry Brooks Adams

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Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams, cartoonist

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A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Joseph Addison

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Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or money to do it right.

Kurt Herbert Adler

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I'm sometimes asked "Why do you spend so much of your time and money talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men?" I answer: "I am working at the roots."

George T. Angell

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We allow our ignorance to prevail upon us and make us think we can survive alone, alone in patches, alone in groups, alone in races, even alone in genders.

Maya Angelou

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Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

Maya Angelou

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A language isn't owned by a country. French belongs as much to France as to Senegal or Canada or anyone else who speaks it.

Garg Anu 

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All art, all education, can be merely a supplement to nature.

Aristotle

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Nature does nothing uselessly.

Aristotle

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Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.

Aristotle

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I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self.

Aristotle, philosopher

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It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.

Aristotle

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There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.

Aristotle

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There was never a genius without a tincture of madness.

Aristotle

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Don't be fooled by the sidewalks, it's always been a jungle.

Yaj Ekim 

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Every zone has its regulars.

Yaj Ekim

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You desire to know the art of living, my friend? It is contained in one phrase: make use of suffering.

Henri Frederic Amiel

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Dalton's records, carefully preserved for a century, were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.

Isaac Asimov

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Jokes of the proper kind, properly told, can do more to enlighten questions of politics, philosophy, and literature than any number of dull arguments.

Isaac Asimov

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Democracy cannot survive overpopulation. Human dignity cannot survive it. Convenience and decency cannot survive it. As you put more and more people into the world, the value of life not only declines, it disappears. It doesn't matter if someone dies. The more people there are, the less one individual matters.

Isaac Asimov

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An eye for an eye only leads to more blindness.

Margaret Atwoon

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The mind commands the body and the body obeys. The mind commands itself and finds resistance.

St. Augustine

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People travel to wonder at the height of mountains, at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars; and they pass by themselves without wondering.

Saint Augustine

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Reject your sense of injury and the injury itself disappears.

Marcus Aurelius

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Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is ... impossible.

Richard Bach

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They are ill discoverers that think there is no land, when they can see nothing but sea.

Francis Bacon

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Natural abilities are like natural plants; they need pruning by study.

Francis Bacon

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Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.

Francis Bacon

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Death is a friend of ours; and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.

Francis Bacon

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Words, when written, crystallize history; their very structure gives permanence to the unchangeable past.

Francis Bacon

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The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.

Joan Baez

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Writers, like teeth, are divided into incisors and grinders.

Walter Bagehot

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You think your pains and heartbreaks are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who have ever been alive.

James Baldwin

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Life is a long lesson in humility.

James Matthew Barrie

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Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.

James Matthew Barrie

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Nobody cares if you can't dance well.  Just get up and dance.

Dave Barry

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A man without mirth is like a wagon without springs.  He is jolted disagreeably by every pebble in the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

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All words are pegs to hang ideas on.

Henry Ward Beecher

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A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs--jolted by every pebble in the road.

Henry Ward Beecher

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Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.

Henry Ward Beecher

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The appropriately beautiful or ugly sound of any word is an illusion wrought on us by what the word connotes.

Max Beerbohm

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I was court-martialed in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.

Brendan Francis Behan

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For me, words are a form of action, capable of influencing change.

Ingrid Bengis

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The question is not can they reason?  Nor can they talk?  But can they suffer?

Jeremy Bentham

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What is art but a way of seeing?

Thomas Berger

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The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.

Louis-Hector Berlioz

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Time is the greatest teacher.  Unfortunately it kills all of its pupils.

Louis-Hector Berlioz

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IMPIETY, n. Your irreverence toward my deity.

Ambrose Bierce

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POLITICS, n. Strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles.

Ambrose Bierce

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LANGUAGE, n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding another's treasure.

Ambrose Bierce

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All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.

Ambrose Bierce

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Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.

Ambrose Bierce

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MONEY, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it.  An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society.

Ambrose Bierce

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War is God's way of teaching Americans geography.

Ambrose Bierce

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Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well.

Josh Billings

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You can do anything with a child as long as you play with it.

Otto von Bismarck

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To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

William Blake

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Parents die.  Children disappoint.  Lovers leave.  Bodies fail.  The grave yawns, waiting.  Knowledge is simply not enough.

Paul Bohannan

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An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.

Niels Bohr

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No, no, you're not thinking, you're just being logical.

Niels Bohr

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Who is content with nothing possesses all things.

Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

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Don't confuse fame with success. Madonna is one; Helen Keller is the other.

Erma Bombeck

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Passion, not pedigree, will win in the end.

Jon Bon Jovi

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Religion is excellent stuff for keeping the common people quiet.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Ambition is never content, even on the summit of greatness.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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It's just one step between the sublime ant the ridiculous.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Everything on earth is soon forgotten except the opinion we leave imprinted on history.  There is no immortality but the memory that is left in the minds of men.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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Those who failed to oppose me, who readily agreed with me, accepted all my views, and yielded easily to my opinions, were those who did me the most injury, and were my worst enemies, because, by surrendering to me so easily, they encouraged me to go too far.  I was then too powerful for any man, except myself, to injure me.

Napoleon Bonaparte

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For most folks, no news is good news; for the press, good news is not news.

Gloria Borger

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It is often forgotten that (dictionaries) are artificial repositories, put together well after the languages they define. The roots of language are irrational and of a magical nature.

Jorge Luis Borges

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I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library.

Jorge Luis Borges

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Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.

Hal Borland

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Youth is the first victim of war, the first fruit of peace.  It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.

Boudewijn I

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The charm, one might say the genius of memory, is that it is choosy, chancy and temperamental; it rejects the edifying cathedral and indelibly photographs the small boy outside, chewing a hunk of melon in the dust.

Elizabeth Bowen

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Authority without wisdom is like a heavy axe without an edge: fitter to bruise than polish.

Anne Bradstreet

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Experience teaches us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the government's purpose is beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and the fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence.

Louis Dembitz Brandeis

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The most important political office is that of private citizen.

Louis Brandeis

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Self-esteem is the reputation we acquire with ourselves.

Nathaniel Branden

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A carelessly planned project takes three times longer to complete than expected; a carefully planned one will take only twice as long.

Brasington's Ninth Law

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An excuse is the skin of a reason stuffed with a lie.

Dan Brewer

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My play was a complete success. The audience was a failure.

Ashleigh Brilliant

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Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.

Tom Brokaw

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Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers; pray for powers equal to your tasks.

Phillips Brooks

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If the world were a logical place, men would ride side-saddle.

Rita Mae Brown

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Language exerts hidden power, like a moon on the tides.

Rita Mae Brown

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One of the keys to happiness is a bad memory.

Rita Mae Brown

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No man can be called friendless when he has God and the companionship of good books.

Elizabeth Barret Browning

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How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height my soul can reach.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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There are two kinds of fool. One says, "This is old, and therefore good."  And one says, "This is new, and therefore better."

John Brunner

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There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.

Buddha

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Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.

Buddha

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His mother had often said, When you choose an action, you choose the consequences of that action. She had emphasized the corollary of this axiom even more vehemently: when you desired a consequence you had damned well better take the action that would create it.

Lois McMaster Bujold

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Of course, it's possible to love a human being – if you don't know them too well.

Charles Bukowski

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A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.

John Bunyan

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A word in a dictionary is very much like a car in a mammoth motor show – full of potential, but temporarily inactive.

Anthony Burgess

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

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He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves, and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.

Edmund Burke

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Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones. It is easier to get a spark out of a stone than a moral.

John Burroughs

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A single rose can be my garden … a single friend, my world.

Leo Buscaglia

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Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations.

Leo Buscaglia

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Perfect love is rare indeed – for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise, the flexibility of the child, the sensitivity of the artist, the understanding of the philosopher, the acceptance of the saint, the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.

Leo Buscaglia

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Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

Leo Buscaglia

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It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them.

Leo Buscaglia

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To a graduating class at Yale: To those of you who received honors, awards, and distinction, I say well done. And to the C students, I say, you, too, can be President of the United States.

George W. Bush

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Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.

Samuel Butler

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To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.

Samuel Butler

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Words are like money; there is nothing so useless, unless when in actual use.

Samuel Butler

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A man's style in any art should be like his dress – it should attract as little attention as possible.

Samuel Butler

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Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value to its scarcity.

Samuel Butler

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To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.

Samuel Butler

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No mistake is more common and more fatuous than appealing to logic in cases which are beyond her jurisdiction.

Samuel Butler

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Belief like any other moving body follows the path of least resistance.
Samuel Butler

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The dew of compassion is a tear. 

Lord Byron

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Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company.

George Gordon Byron

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Words are things; and a small drop of ink
Falling like dew upon a thought, produces
That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

Lord Byron

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The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature in her manner of operation.

John Cage

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And I, too, felt ready to start life all over again.  It was as if that great rush of anger had washed me clean, emptied me of hope, and, gazing up at the dark sky spangled with its signs and stars, for the first time, the first, I laid my heart open to the benign indifference of the universe.  To feel it so like myself, indeed, so brotherly, made me realize that I’d been happy, and that I was happy still.  For all to be accomplished, for me to feel less lonely, all that remained to hope was that on the day of my execution there should be a huge crowd of spectators and that they should greet me with howls of execration.

Albert Camus

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There is but one truly serious philosophical problem, and that is suicide.

Albert Camus

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There is no fate which cannot be surmounted by scorn.

Albert Camus

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Those who write clearly have readers, those who write obscurely have commentators.

Albert Camus

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Words fascinate me. They always have. For me, browsing in a dictionary is like being turned loose in a bank.

Eddie Cantor

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The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe in it.

George Carlin

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Blessed is he who has found his work; let him ask no other blessedness.

Thomas Carlyle

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When I use a word, Humpty Dumpty said, in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean – neither more nor less."

Lewis Carroll

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That's a great deal to make one word mean, Alice said in a thoughtful tone. "When I make a word do a lot of work like that," said Humpty Dumpty, I always pay it extra.

Lewis Carroll

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It's a poor sort of memory that only works backwards.

Lewis Carroll

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As an adolescent I aspired to lasting fame, I craved factual certainty, and I thirsted for a meaningful vision of human life – so I became a scientist. This is like becoming an archbishop so you can meet girls.

Matt Cartmill

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When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.

George Washington Carver

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How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and strong. Because someday in your life you will have been all of these.

George Washington Carver

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A vision without the ability to execute is probably a hallucination.

Stephen M. Case

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It is a difficult matter to argue with the belly since it has no ears.

Cato the Elder

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After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.

Cato the Elder

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It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.

Nicolas Caussin

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Everyone is the son of his own works.

Miguel de Cervantes

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At least half the mystery novels published violate the law that the solution, once revealed, must seem to be inevitable.

Raymond Chandler

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To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common – this is my symphony.

William Henry Channing

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It is chiefly through books that we enjoy intercourse with superior minds.

William Ellery Channing

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To know another language is to have a second soul.

Charlemagne

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The function of the imagination is not to make strange things settled, so much as to make settled things strange.

G.K. Chesterton

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All slang is metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.

G.K. Chesterton

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Coincidences are spiritual puns.

G.K. Chesterton

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Many people hear voices when no one is there. Some of them are called mad and are shut up in rooms where they stare at the walls all day. Others are called writers and they do pretty much the same thing.

Margaret Chittenden

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Rewards and punishments are the lowest form of education.

Chuang-Tzu

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It is as hard for the good to suspect evil, as it is for the bad to suspect good.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Of all nature's gifts to the human race, what is sweeter to a man than his children?

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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A man's conscience, like a warning line on the highway, tells him what he shouldn't do – but it does not keep him from doing it.

Frank A. Clark

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Kindness makes a fellow feel good whether it's being done to him or by him.

Frank A. Clark

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Sometimes I think we're alone in the universe, and sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the idea is quite staggering.

Arthur C Clarke

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Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Arthur C Clarke

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‘Tis vain for present fame to wish.
Our persons first must be forgotten;
For poets are like stinking fish,
They never shine until they're rotten.

MacDonald Clarke

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If you want creative workers, give them enough time to play.

John Cleese

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A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.

Barnett Cocks

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The greatest masterpiece in literature is only a dictionary out of order.

Jean Cocteau

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We must believe in luck. For how else can we explain the success of those we don't like?

Jean Cocteau

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If you know only one language, you're a prisoner, stuck in the tyranny of that one language.

Andrew Cohen

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The way out is in.  The path to freedom is to return to your source.  At the center lives a being so radiant and magnificent that upon beholding it you will lovingly laugh at the notion of trying to improve what god made whole.  Then are you free to enjoy what you are.  Give up your efforts to become perfect by accepting the perfection in which you were created.

Alan Cohen

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The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions – the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look or heartfelt compliment.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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I wish our clever young poets would remember my homely definitions of prose and poetry; that is, prose – words in their best order; poetry – the best words in their best order.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.

Charles Caleb Colton

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No metaphysician ever felt the deficiency of language so much as the grateful.

Charles Caleb Colton

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If I am walking with two other men, each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them, and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.

Confucius

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By three methods we may learn wisdom: First, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest.

Confucius

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Real knowledge is to know the extent of one's ignorance.

Confucius

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He who wishes to secure the good of others has already secured his own.

Confucius

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Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

William Congreve

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Courtship to marriage, as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.

William Congreve

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Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.

Cyril Connolly

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In a perfect union the man and woman are like a strung bow. Who is to say whether the string bends the bow, or the bow tightens the string?

Cyril Connolly

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Life is an adventure in forgiveness.

Norman Cousins

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Laughter is inner jogging.

Norman Cousins

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Nothing so soon the drooping spirits can raise
As praises from the men,
whom all men praise. 

Abraham Cowley

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Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade in public. Never clothe them in vulgar and shoddy attire.

George W. Crane

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Do not trust to the cheering, for those persons would cheer just as much if you and I were going to be hanged.

Oliver Cromwell

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What is life?  It is the 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

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The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.

e.e. cummings

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You campaign in poetry.  You govern in prose.

Mario M Cuomo

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Iron rusts from disuse, stagnant water loses its purity, and in cold weather becomes frozen, even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Let proportion be found not only in numbers and measures, but also in sounds, weights, times, and positions, and what ever force there is.

Leonardo da Vinci

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Human subtlety will never devise an invention more beautiful, more simple, or more direct than does Nature, because in her inventions, nothing is lacking and nothing is superfluous.

Leonardo da Vinci

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In rivers, the water that you touch is the last of what has passed and the first of that which comes; so with present time.

Leonardo da Vinci

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If you want others to be happy, practice compassion.  If you want to be happy, practice compassion.

Dalai Lama

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The only difference between me and a madman is that I'm not mad.

Salvador Dali

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While we are asleep in this world, we are awake in another one.

Salvador Dali

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I have suffered from being misunderstood, but I would have suffered a hell of a lot more if I had been understood.

Clarence Darrow

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There is no exception to the rule that every organic being naturally increases at so high a rate, that, if not destroyed, the earth would soon be covered by the progeny of a single pair.  Even slow-breeding man has doubled in twenty-five years, and at this rate, in less than a thousand years, there would literally not be standing-room for his progeny.

Charles Darwin

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A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.

Charles Darwin

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A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity, and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

Robertson Davies

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Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.

Jefferson Davis

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What is art?  Nature concentrated.

Honore de Balzac

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Too much sanity may be madness.  And maddest of all, to see life as it is, and not as it should be!

Miguel de Cervantes

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There's no sauce in the world like hunger.

Miguel de Cervantes

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What is called discretion in men is called cunning in animals.

Jean de la Fontaine

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We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

----------
There is no disguise that can for long conceal love where it exists or simulate it where it does not.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

----------
We would often be ashamed of our finest actions if the world understood all the motives which produced them.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

----------
To know how to hide one's ability is great skill.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld

----------
Sad is his lot, who, once at least in his life, has not been a poet.

Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine

----------
Don't discuss yourself, for you are bound to lose; if you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved.

Michel de Montaigne

----------
Once you have decided to keep a certain pile, it is no longer yours; for you can't spend it.

Michel De Montaigne

----------
We can be knowledgeable with other men's knowledge, but we cannot be wise with other men's wisdom.

Michel de Montaigne

----------
Nothing fixes a thing so intensely in the memory as the wish to forget it.

Michel de Montaigne

----------
There is, nevertheless, a certain respect and a general duty of humanity that ties us, not only to beasts that have life and sense, but even to trees and plants.

Michel de Montaigne

----------
When I play with my cat, who knows whether I do not make her more sport than she makes me?

Michel de Montaigne

----------
Happy the people whose annals are blank in the history books!

Charles de Montesquieu

----------
Solitude, though it may be silent as light, is like light, the mightiest of agencies; for solitude is essential to man.  All men come into this world alone; all leave it alone.

Thomas De Quincey

----------
Time changes all things: there is no reason why language should escape this universal law.

Ferdinand de Saussure

----------
We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.

Madame de Stael

----------
Sometimes to remain silent is to lie.

Miguel de Unamuno

----------
It is the final proof of God's omnipotence that he need not exist in order to save us.

Peter De Vries

----------
There are three stages of an actor's career. Young, old, and "You look good".

Burt Reynolds

----------
The audience will always forgive you for being wrong and exciting, but never for being right and dull.

Burt Reynolds

----------
Marriage is about the most expensive way for the average man to get laundry done.

Burt Reynolds

----------
This entire moment, exactly as it is now, is infinitely open.

David Deida

----------
Everything you do right now ripples outward and affects everyone.

David Deida

----------
The greatest minds are capable of the greatest vices as well as of the greatest virtues.

Rene Descartes

----------
Anatomy is destiny.

Rene Descartes

----------
I think, therefor I am.

Rene Descartes

----------
The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest men of past centuries.

Rene Descartes

----------
A word in earnest is as good as a speech.

Charles Dickens

----------
Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.

Charles Dickens

----------
I am a Conservative to preserve all that is good in our constitution, a Radical to remove all that is bad. I seek to preserve property and to respect order, and I equally decry the appeal to the passions of the many of the prejudices of the few.

Benjamin Disraeli

----------
It is never the shallower for the calmnesse.  The Sea is a deepe, there is as much water in the Sea, in a calme, as in a storme.

John Donne

----------
It (death) comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.

John Donne

----------
No man is an Island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the Continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; It tolls for thee.

John Donne

----------
My faith is that the only soul a man must save is his own.

William Orville Douglas

----------
It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data.  Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts.

Arthur Conan Doyle

----------
There is a pleasure sure, in being mad, which none but madmen know.

John Dryden

----------
Beware the fury of the patient man.

John Dryden

----------
Efficiency is intelligent laziness.

David Dunham

----------
Be nice to people on the way up, because you may meet them on the way down.

Jimmy Durante

----------
Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.

Lawrence Durrell

----------
You may call God love, you may call God goodness.  But the best name for God is compassion.

Meister Eckhart

----------
Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution.  Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages.

Thomas Edison

----------
Be yourself and do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Max Ehrmann

----------
Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Albert Einstein

----------
Intellectuals solve problems; geniuses prevent them.

Albert Einstein

----------
Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

Albert Einstein

----------
Everything has changed but our way of thinking.

Albert Einstein

----------
You can never solve a problem on the level on which it was created.

Albert Einstein

----------
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

----------
I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out of the way and let them have it.

Dwight D. Eisenhower

----------
Trees are not known by their leaves, nor even by their blossoms, but by their fruits.

Eleanor of Aquitaine

----------
You are never too old to be what you might have been.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

----------
I like not only to be loved, but to be told that I am loved; the realm of silence is large enough beyond the grave.

George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)

----------
This is the way the world ends, not with a bang but a whimper.

T.S. Eliot

----------
Words strain, 
Crack and sometimes break, under the burden, 
Under the tension, slip, slide, perish, 
Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, 
Will not stay still.

T.S. Eliot

----------
The only wisdom we can hope to acquire is the wisdom of humility: Humility is endless.

T.S Eliot

----------
All our ignorance brings us closer to death.

T.S Eliot

----------
I don't need time.  What I need is a deadline.

Duke Ellington

----------
We aim above the mark to hit the mark.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
The music than can deepest reach, and cure all ill, is cordial speech.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Dictionary: The raw material of possible poems and histories.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
No man has a prosperity so high or firm, but that two or three words can dishearten it; and there is no calamity which right words will not begin to redress.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Every word was once a poem.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
If a man has a genius for painting, poetry, music, architecture, or philosophy, he makes a bad husband, and an ill provider.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
If you put a chain around the neck of a slave, the other end fastens itself around your own.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Language is a city to the building of which every human being brought a stone.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Shall I tell you the secret of the true scholar? It is this: every man I meet is my master in some point, and in that I learn of him.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
There is no den in the wide world to hide a rogue.  Commit a crime and the earth is made of glass.  Commit a crime, and it seems as if a coat of snow fell on the ground, such as reveals in the woods the track of every partridge, and fox, and squirrel. 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
Traveling is a fool's paradise... I pack my trunk, embrace my friends, embark on the sea and at last wake up in Naples, and there besides me is the stern fact, the sad self, unrelenting, identical, that I fled from.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
To laugh often and much; to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; to appreciate beauty; to find the best in others; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.  This is to have succeeded.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
A nation, like a tree, does not thrive well till it is engrafted with a foreign stock.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
What you are thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

----------
If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.

Epicurus

----------
Why should I fear death?  If I am, death is not.  If death is, I am not.  Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?

Epicurus

----------
Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.

Susan Ertz

----------
It's a god eat god world.

Dean Evans

----------
I have never been contained except I made the prison.

Mary Evans

----------
The great high of winning Wimbledon lasts for about a week. You go down in the record book, but you don't have anything tangible to hold on to. But having a baby – there isn't any comparison.

Chris Evert-Lloyd

----------
There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy.  That used to be a huge number.  But it's only a hundred billion.  It's less than the national deficit!  We used to call them astronomical numbers.  Now we should call them economical numbers.

Richard Feynman

----------
I never vote for anyone; I always vote against.

W.C. Fields

----------
Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry.

Gustave Flaubert

----------
It's splendid to be a great writer, to put men into the frying pan of your imagination and make them pop like chestnuts.

Gustave Flaubert

----------
To live a long, healthy and serene life we need the crucial help of a network of caring people – we need social support.  In order to gain and keep social support we need social skills.  Choosing Civility re-discovers and expounds the essential skills that allow us to live well among others.

Pier Massimo Forni 

----------
The fact that astronomies change while the stars abide is a true analogy of every realm of human life and thought, religion not least of all.  No existent theology can be a final formulation of spiritual truth.

Harry Emerson Fosdick

----------
One of the strongest characteristics of genius is the power of lighting its own fire. 

John W. Foster

----------
Dictionary: The universe in alphabetical order.

Anatole France

----------
Never lend books – nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.

Anatole France

----------
Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labor by taking up another.

Anatole France

----------
The finest words in the world are only vain sounds if you cannot understand them.

Anatole France

----------
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world?

Anne Frank

----------
No one has ever become poor by giving.

Anne Frank

----------
We who lived in concentration camps can remember the men who walked through the huts comforting others, giving away their last piece of bread.  They may have been few in number, but they offer sufficient proof that everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms – to choose one's attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one's own way.

Viktor Frankl

----------
There is no kind of dishonesty into which otherwise good people more easily and frequently fall than that of defrauding the government.

Benjamin Franklin

----------
Most men will die before they are 35, and are buried by 65.

Benjamin Franklin

----------
Never confuse motion with action.

Benjamin Franklin

----------
Little strokes fell great oaks.

Benjamin Franklin

----------
Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral.

Paulo Freire

----------
As regards intellectual work, it remains a fact, indeed, that great decisions in the realms of thought and momentous discoveries and solutions of problems are only possible to an individual working in solitude.

Sigmund Freud

----------
Understanding a person does not mean condoning; it only means that one does not accuse him as if one were God or a judge placed above him.

Erich Fromm

----------
Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in position to look too close.

Robert Frost

----------
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
And sorry I could not travel both
And be one traveler, long I stood
And looked down one as far as I could
To where it bent in the undergrowth;

Then took the other, as just as fair,
And having perhaps the better claim,
Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
Though as for that the passing there
Had worn them really about the same,

And both that morning equally lay
In leaves no step had trodden black.
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
I doubted if I should ever come back.

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence:
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I --
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost
The Road Not Taken

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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.

Robert Frost

----------
A poem begins with a lump in the throat.

Robert Frost

----------
The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.

Robert Frost

----------
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.

Margaret Fuller

----------
I look for what needs to be done. After all, that's how the universe designs itself.

R. Buckminster Fuller

----------
Everything you've learned in school as `obvious' becomes less and less obvious as you begin to study the universe. For example, there are no solids in the universe. There's not even a suggestion of a solid. There are no absolute continuums. There are no surfaces. There are no straight lines.

R. Buckminster Fuller

----------
When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.

R. Buckminster Fuller

----------
God, to me, it seems, is a verb, not a noun, proper or improper.

R. Buckminster Fuller

----------
If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

Charles Darwin

----------
Without speculation there is no good and original observation.

Charles Darwin

----------
A moral being is one who is capable of reflecting on his past actions and their motives – of approving of some and disapproving of others.

Charles Darwin

----------
In the long history of humankind (and animal kind, too) those who learned to collaborate and improvise most effectively have prevailed.

Charles Darwin

----------
Nothing before had ever made me thoroughly realise, though I had read various scientific books, that science consists in grouping facts so that general laws or conclusions may be drawn from them.

Charles Darwin

----------
To kill an error is as good a service as, and sometimes even better than, the establishing of a new truth or fact.

Charles Darwin

----------
An American monkey, after getting drunk on brandy, would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.

Charles Darwin

----------
Nature is trying very hard to make us succeed, but nature does not depend on us. We are not the only experiment.

R. Buckminster Fuller

----------
There is a word sweeter than mother, home or heaven – That word is liberty. 

Epitaph on the grave of Matilda Joslyn Gage

----------
I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.

Galileo Galilei

----------
Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe.

Galileo Galilei

----------
The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.

John Galsworthy

----------
Be the change you wish to see in the world.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
It is easy enough to be friendly to one's friends.  But to befriend the one who regards himself as your enemy is the quintessence of true religion.  The other is mere business.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
God has no religion.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
An eye for an eye leaves everyone blind.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
God never occurs to you in person but always in action.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi

----------
When Alexander the Great visited Diogenes and asked whether he could do anything for the famed teacher, Diogenes replied: 'Only stand out of my light.'  Perhaps some day we shall know how to heighten creativity.  Until then, one of the best things we can do for creative men and women is to stand out of their light.

John W. Gardner

----------
A painting is never finished - it simply stops in interesting places.

Paul Gardner

----------
If the aborigine drafted an IQ test, all of Western civilization would presumably flunk it.

Stanley Marion Garn

----------
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.

Theophile Gautier

----------
Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought.

Francois Gautier

----------
I have learnt silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to these teachers.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
The lights of stars that were extinguished ages ago still reach us. So it is with great men who died centuries ago, but still reach us with the radiation of their personalities.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

                                       Answer.
That you are here – that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.

Walt Whitman

----------
We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh, and the greatness which does not bow before children.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.  Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?

Kahlil Gibran

----------
Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
Words are timeless. You should utter them or write them with a knowledge of their timelessness.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.

Kahlil Gibran

----------
I've been married for forty-three years, and it ain't easy.  By way of comparison, forty-three years is longer than most murderers spend in jail.

Irv Gilman

----------
Fear is the lengthened shadow of ignorance.

Arnold H. Glasow

----------
Stress is an ignorant state.  It believes that everything is an emergency.

Natalie Goldberg

----------
Life is mostly froth and bubble,
Two things stand like stone,
Kindness in another's trouble,
Courage in your own.

Adam Lindsay Gordon

----------
When people tell you how young you look, they are also telling you how old you are. 

Cary Grant

----------
The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.

Robert Green Ingersoll

----------
I know you believe you understand what you think I said, but I am not sure you realize what you heard is not what I meant.

Alan Greenspan

----------
By trying to make things easier for their children parents can make things much harder for them.

Mardy Grothe

----------
The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.

M. Grundler

----------
It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.

M. Grundler

----------
Thank you for sending me a copy of your book - I'll waste no time in reading it. 

Moses Hadas

----------
Never bear more than one trouble at a time.  Some people bear three kinds: all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have.

Edward Everett Hale

----------
If only I may grow: firmer, simpler, quieter, warmer.

Dag Hammarskjold

----------
'Freedom from fear' could be said to sum up the whole philosophy of human rights.

Dag Hammarskjold
  
----------
The longest journey is the journey inwards. Of him who has chosen his destiny, Who has started upon his quest for the source of his being.

Dag Hammarskjold

----------
Do you love me because I'm beautiful, or am I beautiful because you love me?

Oscar Hammerstein II

----------
Words are chameleons, which reflect the colour of their environment.

Learned Hand

----------
Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by stupidity.

Hanlon's Razor

----------
Men make counterfeit money; in many more cases, money makes counterfeit men.

Sydney J. Harris

----------
There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth, just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight.

Vaclav Havel

----------
Easy reading is damned hard writing.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

----------
Words are like money ... it is the stamp of custom alone that gives them circulation or value.

William Hazlitt

----------
Whenever you're called on to make up your mind,
and you're hampered by not having any,
the best way to solve the dilemma, you'll find,
is simply by spinning a penny.
No – not so that chance shall decide the affair
while you're passively standing there moping;
but the moment the penny is up in the air,
you suddenly know what you're hoping.

Piet Hein

----------
Problems worthy of attack prove their worth by hitting back.

Piet Hein

----------
The road to wisdom?  Well it's plain and simple to express: Err and err and err again, but less and less and less.

Piet Hein

----------
People change and forget to tell each other.

Lillian Hellman

----------
A man’s character is his fate.

Heraclitus

----------
A true measure of your worth includes all the benefits others have gained from your successes.

Cullen Hightower

----------
The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body is different.

Hippocrates

----------
Television has done much for psychiatry by spreading information about it, as well as contributing to the need for it.

Alfred Hitchcock

----------
There is no terror in the bang, only in the anticipation of it.

Alfred Hitchcock

----------
Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.

Alfred Hitchcock

----------
You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.

Eric Hoffer

----------
There would be no society if living together depended upon understanding each other.

Eric Hoffer

----------
Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.

John Andrew Holmes

----------
Homicide and verbicide – that is, violent treatment of a word with fatal results to its legitimate meaning, which is its life – are alike forbidden.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

----------
To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

----------
A word is not a crystal, transparent and unchanged, it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

----------
There's nothing that keeps its youth, so far as I know, but a tree and truth.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

----------
Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

----------
He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.

Horace

----------
Often you must turn your stylus to erase, if you hope to write anything worth a second reading.

Horace

----------
Remember when life's path is steep to keep your mind even.

Horace

----------
Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting, and autumn a mosaic of them all.

Stanley Horowitz

----------
Words are the soul's ambassadors, who go abroad upon her errands to and fro.

James Howell

----------
Although gold dust is precious, when it gets in your eyes, it obstructs your vision.

Hsi-Tang

----------
Some fellows pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.

Kin Hubbard

----------
Flattery won't hurt you if you don't swallow it.

Kin Hubbard

----------
Every man is a damned fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.

Elbert Hubbard

----------
A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company.

Charles Evans Hughes

----------
The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.

Victor Hugo

----------
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush.  It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.

Robert Maynard Hutchins

----------
Words form the thread on which we string our experiences.

Aldous Huxley

----------
The great tragedy of science – the slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact. 

Thomas Henry Huxley

----------
What you get out depends on what you put in; and as the grandest mill in the world will not extract wheat-flour from peascods, so pages of formulae will not get a definite result out of loose data.

Thomas Henry Huxley

----------
Maybe this world is another planet's Hell.

Aldous Huxley

----------
It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than "try to be a little kinder."

Aldous Huxley

----------
To be well informed, one must read quickly a great number of merely instructive books. To be cultivated, one must read slowly and with a lingering appreciation the comparatively few books that have been written by men who lived, thought, and felt with style.

Aldous Huxley

----------
Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.

Thomas Henry Huxley

----------
In order for something to become clean, something else must become dirty.

Imbesi's Law of Conservation of Filth

----------
Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.

William R. Inge

----------
We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation, and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt, if they were able to formulate a religion, they would depict the Devil in human form.

William R. Inge

----------
In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments; there are consequences. 

Robert Green Ingersoll

----------
In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.

Robert Green Ingersoll

----------
Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.

Washington Irving

----------
A language is never in a state of fixation, but is always changing; we are not looking at a lantern-slide but at a moving picture.

Andrew Lloyd James

----------
When you have to make a choice and don't make it, that is in itself a choice.

William James

----------
The tax which will be paid for the purpose of education is not more than the thousandth part of what will be paid to kings, priests and nobles who will rise up among us if we leave the people in ignorance.

Thomas Jefferson

----------
An honest man can feel no pleasure in the exercise of power over his fellow citizens.

Thomas Jefferson

----------
I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it.

Thomas Jefferson

----------
War is an instrument entirely inefficient toward redressing wrong; and multiplies, instead of indemnifying losses.

Thomas Jefferson

----------
When governments fear the people there is liberty. When the people fear the government there is tyranny.

Thomas Jefferson

----------
(On going to war over religion) … You're basically killing each other to see who's got the better imaginary friend.

Rich Jeni

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The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.

John Jensen

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Dictionaries are like watches: the worst is better than none, and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.

Samuel Johnson

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All envy would be extinguished, if it were universally known that there are none to be envied.

Samuel Johnson

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Excellence in any department can be attained only by the labor of a lifetime; it is not to be purchased at a lesser price.

Samuel Johnson

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The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

Samuel Johnson

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A man who uses a great many words to express his meaning is like a bad marksman who, instead of aiming a single stone at an object, takes up a handful and throws at it in hopes he may hit.

Samuel Johnson

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Kindness is in our power, even when fondness is not.

Samuel Johnson

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Poetry is the art of uniting pleasure with truth.

Samuel Johnson

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Words are but the signs of ideas.

Samuel Johnson

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God Himself, sir, does not propose to judge a man until his life is over.  Why should you and I?

Samuel Johnson

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Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.

Franklin P. Jones

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You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame.

Erica Jong

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A true chief no self has.

Joseph

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The aim of an argument or discussion should not be victory, but progress.

Joseph Joubert

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He who has imagination without learning has wings and no feet.

Joseph Joubert

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When one has too great a dread of what is impending, one feels some relief when the trouble has come.

Joseph Joubert

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To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light.

Carl G. Jung

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Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. 

Carl G. Jung

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The shoe that fits one person pinches another; there is no recipe for living that suits all cases.

Carl G. Jung

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Please subdue the anguish of your soul.  Nobody is destined only to happiness or to pain.  The wheel of life takes one up and down by turn.

Kalidasa

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Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.

Garson Kanin 

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So act that your principle of action might safely be made a law for the whole world.

Immanuel Kant

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What a strange machine man is! You fill him with bread, wine, fish, and radishes, and out comes sighs, laughter, and dreams.

Nikos Kazantzakis 

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Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter.

John Keats

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It's a shallow life that doesn't give a person a few scars.

Garrison Keillor

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There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.

Helen Keller

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Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the sense shuts me out from the sweet, gracious discourse of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.

Helen Keller

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We have met the enemy and he is us.

Walt Kelly

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They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice ... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.

Arthur Schopenhauer

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Am I a criminal?  The world knows I'm not a criminal.  What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.

Jack Kevorkian

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Your much-loved father-in-law, Gaius Julius Caesar, died this afternoon.  As you know, he has been suffering from a malignancy in the throat for some time.  And this afternoon he fell on his sword.  He chose the best alternative, as I’m sure you will agree.  No man should linger to be a burden to his loved ones, especially when it detracts from his dignity and integrity as a man.  Is there one among us who prefers life to death when life mean lying in one’s own excrement, or being cleaned of their excrement by a slave?  No, when a man cannot command either his bowels or his gorge, it is time to go.

Publius Rutilius Rufus

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I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.

Albert Einstein
Last words after refusing surgery, on 18th April 1955

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Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.

John F. Kennedy

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If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.

John F. Kennedy

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If you bungle raising your children, I don't think whatever else you do well matters very much.

Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis

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Nature uses as little as possible of anything.

Johannes Kepler

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Happiness lies in conquering one’s enemies, in driving them in front of oneself, in taking their property, in savoring their despair, in outraging their wives and daughters.

Genghis Khan

----------
I have yet to find the man, however exalted his station, who did not do better work and put forth greater effort under a spirit of approval than under a spirit of criticism.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
When a man has put a limit on what he will do, he has put a limit on what he can do.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
I didn't take up shorthand with any idea of becoming a professional at it.  It merely appeared to me to be a good think to know; something that might come in handy.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
If more persons would get so enthused over their day's work that some one would have to remind them to go out to lunch there would be more happiness in the world and less indigestion.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
It may be in seemingly unimportant things that a man expresses his passion for perfection, yet they will count heavily in the long run.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
Many of us think of salespeople as people travelling around with sample kits. Instead, we are all salesman, every day of our lives.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
The real test of business greatness is in giving opportunity to others.

Charles M. Schwab

----------
Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste they hurry past it.

Soren Kierkegaard

----------
Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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An eye for and eye and a tooth for a tooth only makes you blind and toothless. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.

Jonathan Kozel

----------
When you become aware of your conditioning, you will understand the whole of your consciousness.

J. Krishnamurti

----------
Without darkness there are no dreams.

Karla Kuban

----------
Those who are incapable of committing great crimes do not readily suspect them of others.

La Rochefoucald

----------
A good traveller has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving.

Lao Tzu

----------
Clay is moulded to make a vessel, but the utility of the vessel lies in the space where there is nothing. Thus, taking advantage of what is, we recognize the utility of what is not.

Lao Tzu

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To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu

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A Search always starts with Beginner's Luck and ends with the Test of the Conqueror

Paulo Coelho

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Luck can be assisted. It is not all chance with the wise.

Baltasar Gracian

----------
The lucky man is he who knows how much to leave to chance.

C. S. Forester

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Success is made up of courage, brains, and luck. Since the first two are a function of the third, it's pretty much all luck.

Richard Jeni, 

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In the long run, you make your own luck; good, bad, or indifferent.

Loretta Lynn

----------
Good luck needs no explanation.

Shirley Temple

----------
Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.

Tenzin Gyatso

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The great rulers – the people do not notice their existence.  The lesser ones they attach to and praise them.  The still lesser ones – they fear them.  The still lesser ones – they despise them.  For where faith is lacking it cannot be met by faith.

Lao Tzu

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A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

Doug Larson 

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I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I had lost exactly two weeks.

Joe E. Lewis

----------
Psychedelic drugs inspire the most fear and panic in people who have never tried them.

Timothy Leary

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A brother is a friend given by nature.

Gabriel Legouve

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I am no more humble than my talents require.

Oscar Levant

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When I do good, I feel good.  When I do bad, I feel bad.  That's my religion.

Abraham Lincoln

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Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?

Abraham Lincoln

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I have always found that mercy bears richer fruits than strict justice.

Abraham Lincoln

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Dear Madam:  I have been shown in the files of the War Department a statement of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five of the Adjutant General of Massachusetts that you are the mother of five sons who have died gloriously on the field of battle. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic they died to save. I pray that our heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have laid so costly a sacrifice upon the altar of freedom. Yours very sincerely and respectfully, Abraham Lincoln, November 21, 1864

Abraham Lincoln

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I feel we are all islands – in a common sea.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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Him that I love, I wish to be free – even from me.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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So difficult it is to show the various meanings and imperfections of words when we have nothing else but words to do it with.

John Locke

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We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if words were taken for what they are, the signs of our ideas, and not for things themselves.

John Locke

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The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight,
But they, while their companions slept,
Were toiling upward in the night.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Every dewdrop and raindrop had a whole heaven within it.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Ships that pass in the night and speak each other in passing;
Only a signal shown and a distant voice in the darkness;
So on the ocean of life we pass and speak one another,
Only a look and a voice; then darkness again and a silence.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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The love of learning, the sequestered nooks,
And all the sweet serenity of books. 

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. 

James Russell Lowell

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The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.

Thomas Babington Macaulay

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The fetters imposed on liberty at home have ever been forged out of the weapons provided for defence against real, pretended, or imaginary dangers from abroad. 

James Madison

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I believe there are more instances of the abridgment of the rights of the people by the gradual and silent encroachments of those in power than by violent and sudden usurpations.

James Madison

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A people who mean to be their own governors, must arm themselves with the power knowledge gives.

James Madison

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The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.

Maurice Maeterlinck

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Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.

Thomas Mann

----------
A writer is somebody for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.

Thomas Mann

----------
Trouble with the public is there's too much of it.

Don Marquis

----------
Education is more than filling a child with facts.  It starts with posing questions.

D.T. Max

----------
A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.

David McCord

----------
I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.

Marshall McLuhan

----------
Conscience is the inner voice that warns us somebody may be looking.

Henry Louis Mencken

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Moral certainty is always a sign of cultural inferiority. The more uncivilized the man, the surer he is that he knows precisely what is right and what is wrong. All human progress, even in morals, has been the work of men who have doubted the current moral values, not of men who have whooped them up and tried to enforce them. The truly civilized man is always skeptical and tolerant, in this field as in all others. His culture is based on "I am not too sure."

Henry Louis Mencken

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A living language is like a man suffering incessantly from small haemorrhages, and what it needs above all else is constant transactions of new blood from other tongues.  The day the gates go up, that day it begins to die.

Henry Louis Mencken

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It is in deep solitude that I find the gentleness with which I can truly love my brothers.  The more solitary I am the more affection I have for them.  Solitude and silence teach me to love my brothers for what they are, not for what they say.

Thomas Merton

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Are monastics and hippies and poets relevant?  No, we're deliberately irrelevant. We live with an ingrained irrelevance which is proper to every human being. The marginal person accepts the basic irrelevance of the human condition, an irrelevance that is manifested above all by the fact of death. The marginal person, the monastic, the displaced person, the prisoner, all these people live in the presence of death, which calls into question the meaning of life. They struggle with the fact of death in themselves, trying to seek something deeper than death, because there is something deeper than death, and the office of the monastic or the marginal person, the meditative person, is to go beyond death, even in this life, to go beyond the dichotomy of life and death and to be, therefore, a witness to life.

Thomas Merton

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

Michelangelo Buonarroti

----------
If mankind minus one were of one opinion, then mankind is no more justified in silencing the one than the one - if he had the power – would be justified in silencing mankind.

John Stuart Mill

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The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

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Until it is kindled by a spirit as flamingly alive as the one which gave it birth, a book is dead to us. Words divested of their magic are but dead hieroglyphs.

Henry Miller

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The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.

Henry Miller

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Kill something every day … even if it's small … just to maintain your proficiency.

Captain Louis Millikan
U.S. Army Reserve

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Language is the only homeland.

Czeslaw Milosz

----------
His words, like so many nimble and airy servitors, trip about him at command.

John Milton

----------
They also serve who only stand and wait.

John Milton

----------
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.

Moliere

----------
The principal contributor to loneliness in this country is television.  What happens is that the family 'gets together' alone.

Ashley Montagu

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There is no remedy so easy as books, which if they do not give cheerfulness, at least restore quiet to the most troubled mind.

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

----------
He who establishes his argument by noise and command, shows that his reason is weak.

Michel De Montaigne

----------
Life is a foreign language; all men mispronounce it.

Christopher Morley

----------
My theology, briefly, is that the universe was dictated but not signed.

Christopher Morley

----------
One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

----------
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.

John Muir

----------
Everyone is a prisoner of their own experience.  No one can eliminate their prejudices, just recognize them.

Edward R. Murrow

----------
You become writer by writing. It is a yoga.

R.K. Narayan

----------
Oh, what a tangled web do parents weave when they think that their children are naïve.

Ogden Nash

----------
Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.

George Jean Nathan

----------
I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.

Isaac Newton

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Question: How do you know women so well?  Answer: I think of a man, and I take away reason, and accountability.

Melvin Udall (Jack Nicholson)
As Good As It Gets

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Two things are wanted by a true man, danger and play – therefore, he seeks woman as the most dangerous toy.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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In the mountains of truth you never climb in vain.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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Truth is a mobile army of metaphors, metonyms, anthropomorphisms, in short a sum of human relations which have been subjected to poetic and rhetorical intensification, translation and decoration […]; truths are illusions of which we have forgotten that they are illusions, metaphors which have become worn by frequent use and have lost all sensuous vigour […]. Yet we still do not know where the drive to truth comes from, for so far we have only heard about the obligation to be truthful which society imposes in order to exist.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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We are so fond of being out among nature, because it has no opinions about us.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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The higher we soar the smaller we appear to those who cannot fly.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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The secret of joy is the mastery of pain.

Anais Nin

----------
And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

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Dreams pass into the reality of action.  From the actions stems the dream again; and this interdependence produces the highest form of living.

Anais Nin

----------
The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow.

Nobody (Gary Farmer) 
Dead Man

----------
I learned long ago that being Lewis Carroll was infinitely more exciting than being Alice.

Joyce Carol Oates

----------
If thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought.

George Orwell

----------
Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.

Ovid

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He who would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.

Thomas Paine

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Conviction is a luxury of those on the sidelines.

William Parcher (Ed Harris)
A Beautiful Mind

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Man is as capable of as much atrocity as he has imagination.

William Parcher (Ed Harris)
A Beautiful Mind

----------
It is the business of the future to be dangerous; and it is among the merits of science that it equips the future for its duties.

Alfred North Whitehead

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Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.

Alfred North Whitehead

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In the conditions of modern life the rule is absolute, the race which does not value trained intelligence is doomed.

Alfred North Whitehead

----------
It must be admitted that there is a degree of instability which is inconsistent with civilization.  But, on the whole, the great ages have been unstable ones.

Alfred North Whitehead

----------
A man of science doesn't discover in order to know, he wants to know in order to discover.

Alfred North Whitehead

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In order to acquire learning, we must first shake ourselves free of it.

Alfred North Whitehead

----------
Never swallow anything whole.

Alfred North Whitehead

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Love is like quicksilver in the hand.  Leave the fingers open and it stays.  Clutch it, and it darts away.

Dorothy Parker

----------
Words differently arranged have different meanings, and meanings differently arranged have a different effect.

Blaise Pascal

----------
If all men knew what others say of them, there would not be four friends in the world.

Blaise Pascal

----------
There are only two kinds of men: the righteous who believe themselves sinners; the sinners who believe themselves righteous.

Blaise Pascal

----------
I have discovered that all human evil comes from this: man's being unable to sit still in a room.

Blaise Pascal

----------
A man does not show his greatness by being at one extremity, but rather by touching both at once.

Blaise Pascal

----------
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.

Blaise Pascal

----------
Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.

Blaise Pascal

----------
When I approach a child, he inspires in me two sentiments; tenderness for what he is, and respect for what he may become.

Louis Pasteur

----------
When you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bonds.  Your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great and wonderful world.  Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

Patanjali

----------
A word is not the same with one writer as with another. One tears it from his guts. The other pulls it out of his overcoat pocket.

Charles Peguy

----------
In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.

Laurence Peter

----------
A book is a story for the mind.  A song is a story for the soul.

Eric Pio

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Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom.  It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.

William Pitt

----------
Let early education be a sort of amusement, you will then better be able to find out the natural bent of the child.

Plato

----------
The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.

Plato

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Only the dead have seen the end to war.

Plato

----------
You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of discussion.

Plato

----------
He whom the gods love, dies young.

Titus Maccius Plautus

----------
In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.

Plutarch

----------
We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.

Plutarch

----------
Children enter school as question marks and leave as periods.

Neil Postman

----------
The sum of human wisdom is not contained in any one language, and no single language is capable of expressing all forms and degrees of human comprehension. 

Ezra Pound

----------
Politicians who complain about the media are like sailors who complain about the sea.

Enoch Powell

----------
Man is the measure of all things, of things that are, that they are, and of things that are not, that they are not.

Protagorass

----------
Every reader finds himself.  The writer's work is merely a kind of optical instrument that makes it possible for the reader to discern what, without this book, he would perhaps never have seen in himself.

Marcel Proust

----------
You can't turn back the clock.  But you can wind it up again.

Bonnie Prudden

----------
I've lived too long, I'm in the ruck, I've drunk too deeply of the cup, I cannot spend, I cannot fuck, I'm down and out! I'm buggered up!

Alexander Pushkin

----------
You can sometimes count every orange on a tree but never all the trees in a single orange.

A.K. Ramanujan

----------
He that uses many words for explaining any subject, doth, like the cuttlefish, hide himself for the most part in his own ink.

John Ray

----------
We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but we know it and admit it.

Jules Renard

----------
Love is like an hourglass, with the heart filling up as the brain empties.

Jules Renard

----------
This is the devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim.

James Reston

----------
If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.

Cardinal Richelieu

----------
A scholar knows no boredom.

Jean Paul Richter

----------
Everything is funny as long as it's happening to someone else.

Will Rogers

----------
The only sure bulwark of continuing liberty is a government strong enough to protect the interests of the people, and a people strong enough and well enough informed to maintain its sovereign control over its government.

Franklin D. Roosevelt

----------
Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.

Eleanor Roosevelt

----------
Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.

Eleanor Roosevelt

----------
To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.

Theodore Roosevelt

----------
Permit me to issue and control the money of a nation, and I care not who makes its laws.

Amschel Mayer Rothschild

----------
The happiest is the person who suffers the least pain; the most miserable who enjoys the least pleasure.

Jean-Jacques Rousseau

----------
What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?

Jean Jacques Rousseau

----------
When I eventually met Mr. Right I had no idea that his first name was Always.

Rita Rudner

----------
In truth everything and everyone is a shadow of the Beloved, and our seeking is His seeking, and our words are His words.  We search for Him here and there while looking right at Him.  Sitting by His side, we ask: "O Beloved, where is the Beloved?"

Rumi

----------
Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field.  I’ll meet you there.  When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about.  Ideas, language, even the phrase each other doesn’t make any sense.

Rumi

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Today, like every other day, we wake up empty and frightened.  Don't open the door to the study and begin reading.  Take down a musical instrument.  Let the beauty we love be what we do.  There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground.

Rumi

----------
A book is a version of the world.  If you do not like it, ignore it; or offer your own version in return.

Salman Rushdie

----------
Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.

Henry Adams
     
----------
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.

Henry Adams
     
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Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed. The imagination must be given not wings but weights.

Henry Adams
     
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The study of history is useful to the historian by teaching him his ignorance of women.

Henry Adams
     
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Every increased possession loads us with new weariness.

John Ruskin

----------
I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility.  I do not mean by humility, doubt of his own powers.  But really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them, but through them.  And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly, foolishly, incredibly merciful.

John Ruskin

----------
In order that people may be happy in their work, these three things are needed: they must be fit for it; they must not do too much of it; and they must have a sense of success in it.

John Ruskin

----------
When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.

John Ruskin

----------
Sin is geographical.

Bertrand Russell

----------
Kings stand more in need of the company of the intelligent than the intelligent do of the society of kings.

Saadi

----------
If you wish to make an apple pie truly from scratch, you must first invent the universe.

Carl Sagan

----------
It is of interest to note that while some dolphins are reported to have learned English – up to fifty words used in correct context – no human being has been reported to have learned dolphinese.

Carl Sagan

----------
Each man carries within him the soul of a poet who died young.

Charles Augustin Sainte-Beuve

----------
If you believe the doctors, nothing is wholesome; if you believe the theologians, nothing is innocent; if you believe the military, nothing is safe.

Lord Salisbury

----------
A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.

Carl Sandburg

----------
Ordering a man to write a poem is like commanding a pregnant woman to give birth to a red-headed child.

Carl Sandburg

----------
Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands, and goes to work.

Carl Sandburg

----------
Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.

Jean-Paul Sartre

----------
And he was almighty because he had wrenched from chaos the secret of its nothingness.

Jean-Paul Sartre

----------
Dictionary: Opinion presented as truth in alphabetical order.

John Ralston Saul

----------
A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.

Elsa Schiaparelli

----------
Compassion is the basis of morality.

Arnold Schopenhauer

----------
My feeling is that there is nothing in life but refraining from hurting others, and comforting those who are sad.

Olive Schreiner

----------
As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.

Albert Schweitzer

----------
Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.

Albert Schweitzer

----------
In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out.  It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being.  We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.

Albert Schweitzer

----------
An optimist is a person who sees a green light everywhere, while a pessimist sees only the red stoplight.  The truly wise person is color-blind.

Albert Schweitzer

----------
To the question whether I am a pessimist or an optimist, I answer that my knowledge is pessimistic, but my willing and hoping are optimistic.

Albert Schweitzer

----------
Why does no one confess his sins?  Because he is yet in them.  It is for a man who has awoke from sleep to tell his dreams.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Malice drinks half its own poison.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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It is easier to exclude harmful passions than to rule them, and to deny them admittance than to control them after they have been admitted.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

----------
Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

----------
Be master of your petty annoyances and conserve your energies for the big, worthwhile things.  It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out – it's the grain of sand in your shoe.

Robert Service

----------
We call them dumb animals, and so they are, for they cannot tell us how they feel, but they do not suffer less because they have no words.

Anna Sewell

----------
The course of true love never did run smooth.

William Shakespeare

----------
All the world's a stage, and the men and women merely players:  They have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts.

William Shakespeare

----------
But man, proud man, dressed in a little brief authority, plays such fantastic tricks before high heaven as make the angels weep.

William Shakespeare

----------
The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose.

William Shakespeare

----------
The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.

William Shakespeare

----------
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.

William Shakespeare

----------
My library was dukedom large enough.

William Shakespeare

----------
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.

William Shakespeare

----------
Better keep yourself clean and bright; you are the window through which you must see the world.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
Assassination: The extreme form of censorship.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
When a thing is funny, search it carefully for a hidden truth.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputation for myself by thinking once or twice a week.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.  Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
All great truths begin as blasphemies.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

George Bernard Shaw

----------
In America, where men have long been conditioned to listen to women.

Irwin Shaw

----------
Sacred cows make the best hamburger.

Mark Twain

----------
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

----------
Nothing contributes so much to tranquilizing the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

----------
Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you.

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

 ----------
I will not play at tug o' war.  I'd rather play at hug o' war, where everyone hugs instead of tugs.

Shel Silverstein

----------
Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships.

Charles Simic

----------
Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

----------
The wastebasket is a writer's best friend.

Isaac Bashevis Singer

----------
Even for our enemies in misery, there should be tears in our eyes.

Charan Singh

----------
Have patience!  In time, even grass becomes milk.

Charan Singh

----------
Man's life does not commence in the womb and never ends in the grave.

Charan Singh

----------
Simplicity doesn't mean to live in misery and poverty.  You have what you need, and you don't want to have what you don't need.

Charan Singh

----------
You don't throw a life away just 'cause its banged up a little.

Tom Smith (Chris Cooper)
Seabiscuit

----------
Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity.

Socrates

----------
The unexamined life is not worth living.

Socrates

----------
In all of us, even in good men, there is a lawless wild-beast nature, which peers out in sleep.

Socrates

----------
Laws are the spider's webs which, if anything small falls into them they ensnare it, but large things break through and escape.

Solon

----------
It is with words as with sunbeams, the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn.

Robert Southey

----------
Reading is seeing by proxy.

Herbert Spencer

----------
Language is not neutral.  It is not merely a vehicle which carries ideas.  It is itself a shaper of ideas.

Dale Spender

----------
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life, does greatly please.

Edmund Spenser

----------
If a triangle could speak, it would say, that God is eminently triangular, while a circle would say that the divine nature is eminently circular.

Baruch Spinoza

----------
I call him free who is led solely by reason

Baruch Spinoza

----------
Peace is not an absence of war, it is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice.

Baruch Spinoza

----------
Those who cast the votes decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.

Joseph Stalin 

----------
Learning is acquired by reading books; but the much more necessary learning, the knowledge of the world, is only to be acquired by reading man, and studying all the various editions of them.

Philip Dormer Stanhope

----------
Whenever you commend, add your reasons for doing so; it is this which distinguishes the approbation of a man of sense from the flattery of sycophants and admiration of fools.

Richard Steele

----------
A pedestal is as much a prison as any small space.

Gloria Steinem

----------
It's never too late for a happy childhood.

Gloria Steinem

----------
The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.

Gloria Steinem

----------
It's often easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.

Adlai Stevenson

----------
A free society is a place where it's safe to be unpopular.

Adlai Stevenson

----------
The body is a house of many windows: there we all sit, showing ourselves and crying on the passers-by to come and love us.

Robert Louis Stevenson

----------
No man is useless who has a friend, and if we are loved we are indispensable.

Robert Louis Stevenson

----------
You believe in fate, boy?

Oliver Stone
Natural Born Killers

----------
Silence will save me from being wrong (and foolish), but it will also deprive me of the possibility of being right.

Igor Stravinsky

----------
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.

Igor Stravinsky

----------
I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

Bjarne Stroustrup

----------
Success is a poison that should only be taken late in life and then only in small doses.

Anthony Trollope

----------
A first-rate organizer is never in a hurry. He is never late.  He always keeps up his sleeve a margin for the unexpected.

Arnold Bennett

----------
Our happiness was a sand-castle. But the tide had no fixed time, and I hoped it would come in as late as possible.

Raymond Radiguet

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Hell is the day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts which we have wasted, of all that we might have done which we did not do.  For me that conception of hell lies in two words: Too late!

Gian Carlo Menotti

----------
People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.

John Wanamaker,

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Write with nouns and verbs, not with adjectives and adverbs. The adjective hasn't been built that can pull a weak or inaccurate noun out of a tight place.

William Strunk and E.B. White
The Elements of Style

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May you live all the days of your life.

Jonathan Swift

----------
Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.

Publius Cornelius Tacitus

----------
I am ashamed of my emptiness,' said the Word to the Work.   'I know how poor I am when I see you,' said the Work to the Word.

Rabindranath Tagore

----------
He alone may chastise who loves.

Rabindranath Tagore

----------
The sparrow is sorry for the peacock at the burden of his tail.

Rabindranath Tagore

----------
The mountain remains unmoved at seeming defeat by the mist.

Rabindranath Tagore

----------
Cherish all your happy moments: they make a fine cushion for old age.

Booth Tarkington

----------
Any fine morning, a power saw can fell a tree that took a thousand years to grow.

Edwin Way Teale

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There lives more faith in honest doubt, believe me, than in half the creeds.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

----------
Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

----------
I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success. Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.

Nikola Tesla

----------
People hate as they love, unreasonably.

William Makepeace Thackeray

----------
Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.

Joe Theisman

----------
The only gift is giving to the poor; all else is exchange.

Thiruvalluvar

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After two years in Washington, I often long for the realism and sincerity of Hollywood.

Fred Thompson

----------
I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau

----------
It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.

Henry David Thoreau

----------
To be a philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts, nor even to found a school, but so to love wisdom as to live according to its dictates, a life of simplicity, independence, magnanimity, and trust.

Henry David Thoreau

----------
Humility like darkness reveals the heavenly lights.

Henry David Thoreau

----------
If a man walks in the woods for love of them half of each day, he is in danger of being regarded as a loafer. But if he spends his days as a speculator, shearing off those woods and making the earth bald before her time, he is deemed an industrious and enterprising citizen.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
Spring is a natural resurrection, an experience in immortality.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
Our houses are such unwieldy property that we are often imprisoned rather than housed in them.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
Every creature is better alive than dead, men and moose and pine trees, and he who understands it aright will rather preserve its life than destroy it.

Henry David Thoreau

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When I read some of the rules for speaking and writing the English language correctly – as that a sentence must never end with a particle – and perceive how implicitly even the learned obey it, I think, “Any fool can make a rule, and every fool will mind it.”

Henry David Thoreau

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I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
The cost of a thing is the amount of what I call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.

Henry David Thoreau

---------- 
All human beings should try to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.

James Thurber

---------- 
Let us not look back in anger, or forward in fear, but around in awareness.

James Thurber

---------- 
The more we live by our intellect, the less we understand the meaning of life.

Leo Tolstoy,

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All language is organized around metaphors.

Christian Todenhagen

---------- 
Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.

Mark Twain

---------- 
There are no grades of vanity.  There are only grades of ability in concealing it.

Mark Twain

---------- 
The man who is a pessimist before forty-eight knows too much; if he is an optimist after it, he knows too little.

Mark Twain

---------- 
What a strange illusion it is to suppose that beauty is goodness.

Leo Tolstoy

---------- 
The Way of the Samurai is found in death.  Meditation on inevitable death should be performed daily.  Every day when one's body and mind are at peace, one should meditate upon being ripped apart by arrows, rifles, spears and swords, being carried away by surging waves, being thrown into the midst of a great fire, being struck by lightning, being shaken to death by a great earthquake, falling from thousand-foot cliffs, dying of disease or committing seppuku at the death of one's master. And every day without fail one should consider himself as dead.  This is the substance of the Way of the Samurai.

Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Hagakure, The Way of the Samurai

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A successful man is one who makes more money than a wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.

Lana Turner

---------- 
Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society.

Mark Twain

---------- 
We despise all reverences and all objects of reverence which are outside the pale of our list of sacred things. And yet, with strange inconsistency, we are shocked when other people despise and defile the things which are holy to us.

Mark Twain

---------- 
There is no character, howsoever good and fine, but it can be destroyed by ridicule, howsoever poor and witless.

Mark Twain

---------- 
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.

Mark Twain

---------- 
I have studied it often, but I never could discover the plot.

Mark Twain

---------- 
Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.

Mark Twain

---------- 
Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child's loss of a doll and a king's loss of a crown are events of the same size.

Mark Twain

---------- 
I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself.  A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself.

D.H. Lawrence

---------- 
Pain is your friend, your ally, it will tell you when you are seriously injured, it will keep you awake and angry, and remind you to finish the job and get the hell home. But you know the best thing about pain? It lets you know you're not dead yet!

Master Chief John Urgayle
GI Jane

---------- 
When I want your opinion, I'll give it to ya.

Master Chief John Urgayle
GI Jane

---------- 
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.

Peter Ustinov

---------- 
A poem is never finished, only abandoned.

Paul Valery

---------- 
No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

---------- 
I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.

Vincent van Gogh

---------- 
One may have a blazing hearth in one's soul, and yet no one ever comes to sit by it.

Vincent van Gogh

---------- 
A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works.

Bill Vaughan

---------- 
The adjective is the enemy of the noun.

Voltaire

---------- 
Perfection is the enemy of good.

Voltaire

---------- 
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly.

Voltaire

---------- 
The instruction we find in books is like fire.  We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

Voltaire

---------- 
He is a hard man who is only just, and a sad one who is only wise.

Voltaire

---------- 
If God created us in his own image, we have more than reciprocated.

Voltaire

---------- 
It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong.

Voltaire

---------- 
Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.

Voltaire

---------- 
There are some that only employ words for the purpose of disguising their thoughts.

Voltaire

---------- 
It is the characteristic of the most stringent censorships that they give credibility to the opinions they attack.

Voltaire

---------- 
The instinct of a man is to pursue everything that flies from him, and to fly from all that pursue him.

Voltaire

---------- 
Work saves us from three great evils: boredom, vice and need.

Voltaire

---------- 
To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body, the mind and the heart, and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise, study and love.

Karl Viktor

---------- 
Our sun is one of 100 billion stars in our galaxy. Our galaxy is one of the billions of galaxies populating the universe. It would be the height of presumption to think that we are the only living things within that enormous immensity.

Wernher von Braun

---------- 
We are so vain that we even care for the opinion of those we don't care for.

Marie Ebner von Eschenbach

---------- 
I call architecture frozen music.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

---------- 
Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

---------- 
One can be instructed in society, one is inspired only in solitude.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

---------- 
Those who know nothing of foreign languages know nothing of their own.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

---------- 
Many people take no care of their money till they come nearly to the end of it, and others do just the same with their time

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

---------- 
Say oh wise man how you have come to such knowledge?  Because I was never ashamed to confess my ignorance and ask others.

Johann Gottfried Von Herder

---------- 
If you don't execute your ideas, they die.

Roger von Oech

---------- 
I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over.  Out on the edge you can see all kinds of things you can't see from the center.

Kurt Vonnegut

---------- 
So it goes.

Kurt Vonnegut

---------- 
Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking.

John Barrington Wain

---------- 
Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit, and seldom draw to their full extent.

Horace Walpole

---------- 
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.

William Arthur Ward

---------- 
No man but feels more of a man in the world if he have a bit of ground that he can call his own.  However small it is on the surface, it is four thousand miles deep; and that is a very handsome property.

Charles Dudley Warner

---------- 
To own a bit of ground, to scratch it with a hoe, to plant seeds and watch their renewal of life – this is the commonest delight of the race, the most satisfactory thing a man can do.

Charles Dudley Warner

---------- 
For what is a poem but a hazardous attempt at self-understanding: it is the deepest part of autobiography.

Robert Penn Warren

---------- 
Few things can help an individual more than to place responsibility on him, and to let him know that you trust him.

Booker T. Washington

---------- 
Recently, I was asked if I was going to fire an employee who made a mistake that cost the company $600,000.  No, I replied, I just spent $600,000 training him.  Why would I want somebody to hire his experience?

Thomas J.  Watson

---------- 
Stability in language is synonymous with rigor mortis.

Ernest Weekley

---------- 
A language is a dialect that has an army and a navy.

Max Weinreich

---------- 
An artist is not paid for his labor but for his vision.

James McNeill Whistler

---------- 
We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny. The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world, it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts, beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.

E.B. White

---------- 
Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman

---------- 
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman

---------- 
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.

Walt Whitman

---------- 
For all sad words of tongue and pen, the saddest are these, "It might have been."

John Greenleaf Whittier

---------- 
Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum.  The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.

Robert S. Wieder

---------- 
Ultimately, the only power to which man should aspire is that which he exercises over himself.

Elie Wiesel

---------- 
So many gods, so many creeds, so many paths that wind and wind, while just the art of being kind is all the sad world needs.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox

---------- 
To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.

Oscar Wilde

---------- 
The truth is rarely pure, and never simple.

Oscar Wilde

---------- 
The only difference between saints and sinners is that every saint has a past while every sinner has a future.

Oscar Wilde

---------- 
Everybody's talking about people breaking into houses but there are more people in the world who want to break out of houses.

Thornton Wilder

---------- 
It is difficult to get the news from poems, yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there.

William Carlos Williams

---------- 
It Is This Way with Men

They are pounded into the earth
like nails; move an inch,
they are driven down again.
The earth is sore with them.
it is a spiny fruit
that has lost hope
of being raised and eaten.
It can only ripen and ripen.
And men, they too are wounded.
They too are siften from their loss 
and are without hope. The core
softens. The pure flesh softens
and melts. There are thorns, there
are the dark seeds, and they end.

C.K. Williams

---------- 
Few things move as quietly as the future.

Bern Williams

---------- 
The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.

Tennessee Williams

---------- 
I am not one of those who believe that a great army is the means of maintaining peace, because if you build up a great profession those who form parts of it want to exercise their profession.

Woodrow Wilson

---------- 
No two persons ever read the same book.

Edmund Wilson

---------- 
Assumptions are the termites of relationships.

Henry Winkler

---------- 
The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

---------- 
Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

----------
You have reached the pinnacle of success as soon as you become uninterested in money, compliments, or publicity.

Thomas Wolfe

---------- 
Nature never did betray the heart that loved her.

William Wordsworth

---------- 
I believe in God, only I spell it Nature.

Frank Lloyd Wright

---------- 
TV is chewing gum for the eyes.

Frank Lloyd Wright

---------- 
A guidance counselor who has made a fetish of security, or who has unwittingly surrendered his thinking to economic determinism, may steer a youth away from his dream of becoming a poet, an artist, a musician or any other of thousands of things, because it offers no security, it does not pay well, there are no vacancies, it has no "future".

Henry M Wriston

---------- 
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.

William Butler Yeats

---------- 
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

William Butler Yeats

---------- 
To sit alone in the lamplight with a book spread out before you, and hold intimate converse with men of unseen generations – such is a pleasure beyond compare.

Kenko Yoshida

---------- 
We are all born originals - why is it so many of us die copies?

Edward Young

---------- 
Until lions have their historians, tales of the hunt shall always glorify the hunter.

African proverb

---------- 
The willing contemplation of vice is vice.

Arabian proverb

---------- 
If the camel once gets his nose in a tent, his body will soon follow.

Arabian proverb

---------- 
To understand your parents' love, bear your own children.

Chinese proverb

---------- 
With time and patience the mulberry leaf becomes a silk gown.

Chinese proverb

---------- 
A bit of fragrance always clings to the hand that gives the rose.

Chinese proverb

---------- 
Judge not the horse by his saddle.

Chinese Proverb 

---------- 
The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.

Chinese Proverb

---------- 
Swords and guns have no eyes.

Chinese proverb

---------- 
When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

Chinese proverb

---------- 
A closed mind is like a closed book: just a block of wood.

Chinese Proverb

---------- 
He who would leap high must take a long run.

Danish proverb

---------- 
A full cup must be carried steadily.

English proverb

---------- 
Danger and delight grow on one stalk.

English Proverb

---------- 
What a man says drunk he has thought sober.

Flemish proverb

---------- 
To understand all is to forgive all.

French proverb

---------- 
With enough 'ifs' we could put Paris in a bottle.

French saying

---------- 
A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.

Greek proverb

---------- 
The believer is happy; the doubter is wise.

Hungarian proverb

---------- 
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.

Irish proverb

---------- 
Bed is the poor man's opera.

Italian proverb

---------- 
A calamity that affects everyone is only half a calamity.

Italian proverb

---------- 
If the secret sorrows of everyone could be read on their forehead, how many who now cause envy would suddenly become the objects of pity.

Italian proverb

---------- 
One kind word can warm three winter months.

Japanese proverb

---------- 
The bamboo that bends is stronger than the oak that resists.

Japanese proverb

---------- 
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he created mothers.

Jewish proverb

---------- 
If the rich could hire someone else to die for them, the poor would make a wonderful living.

Jewish Proverb

---------- 
You kiss the hand you cannot bite.

Lebanese Proverb

---------- 
One can pay back the loan of gold, but one dies forever in debt to those who are kind.

Malayan Proverb

---------- 
The tears of strangers are only water.

Russian proverb

---------- 
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.

Spanish proverb

---------- 
An ounce of mother is worth a pound of clergy.

Spanish proverb

---------- 
Time never dies.  The circle is not round.

Serbian Proverb

---------- 
Luck never gives; it only lends.

Swedish proverb

---------- 
The hardest person to awaken is the one already awake.

Tagalog saying

---------- 
Behind every argument is someone's ignorance

Anon

---------- 
Dare! to tell kids the truth.

American humor

---------- 
Oh, we have a home. We just need a house to put it in.

An anonymous child

---------- 
Exactly what part of NO don’t you understand?

Bumper sticker

---------- 
Life: State of functional activity peculiar to organized matter.

Bumper sticker

---------- 
Old age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.

Bumper sticker

---------- 
God: An imaginary friend similar in nature to the Tooth Fairy, Santa Claus and Harvey.

Bumper sticker

---------- 
Today is a gift.  That's why it is called the present.

Bumper sticker

---------- 
The hypothalamus is one of the most important parts of the brain, involved in many kinds of motivation, among other functions. The hypothalamus controls the "Four F's": fighting, fleeing, feeding, and mating.

Heard in a Neuropsychology Classroom

---------- 
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog

Typing Practice

---------- 
What goes around comes around.
Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
Sing like nobody's listening.
Live! like it's Heaven on Earth.

Satchel Paige

---------- 
You can kill 10 of my men for every one I kill of yours, yet even at those odds, you will lose and I will win.

Ho Chi Minh

---------- 
If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.

Derek Bok

---------- 
In the streets of 'by and by,' you arrive at the house of 'never.'

Spanish proverb

---------- 
The most difficult time in a woman's life occurs at an age when she's convinced when she's no longer desirable.  The most difficult time in a man's life happens at an age he decides he's no longer needed in his line of work.

Theodor Reik

---------- 
 A woman stores compliments as a squirrel stores nuts.

Theodor Reik

---------- 
The most dangerous age for a woman is when she begins to discard charm as her most effective device, and tries to get her way by being authoritative.

Anon

---------- 
Whatsoever therefore is consequent to a time of war, where every man is enemy to every man, the same consequent to the time wherein men live without other security than what their own strength and their own invention shall furnish them withal.  In such condition there is no place for industry, because the fruit thereof is uncertain: and consequently no culture of the earth; no navigation, nor use of the commodities that may be imported by sea; no commodious building; no instruments of moving and removing such things as require much force; no knowledge of the face of the earth; no account of time; no arts; no letters; no society; and which is worst of all, continual fear, and danger of violent death; and the life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.

Thomas Hobbes

---------- 
You can have a lord, you can have a king, but the man to fear is the tax collector. 

Sumerian proverb

---------- 
Every mother is a judge who sentences her children for the sins of the father.

Rebecca West

---------- 
The art of life is the art of avoiding pain.

Thomas Jefferson

---------- 
Once the realization is accepted that even between the closest human beings infinite distances continue to exist, a wonderful living side by side can grow up, if they succeed in loving the distance between them which makes it possible for each to see the other whole against the sky.

Rainer Maria Rilke

---------- 
You are That I Am.

Spiritual Irony

---------- 
It's freedom of speech – as long as you don't say too much.

Neville Brothers
Sons and Daughters

---------- 
We are rarely proud when we are alone.

Voltaire

---------- 
Too much safety in life is what makes married men fat and single men boring.

Captain Tred Barta

---------- 
You can't live on purpose by accident.

Anon

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Your playing small doesn't serve the world; there is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

Nelson Mandela

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Real strength is not in power, money, or weapons, but in deep, inner peace.

Thich Nhat Hanh

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The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.

Marcel Proust

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The trouble with the world is that the stupid are cocksure and the intelligent are full of doubt. 

Bertram Russell

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This is my living faith, an active faith, a faith of verbs: to question, explore, experiment, experience, walk, run, dance, play, eat, love, learn, dare, taste, touch, smell, listen, argue, speak, write, read, draw, provoke, emote, scream, sin, repent, cry, kneel, pray, bow, rise, stand, look, laugh, cajole, create, confront, confound, walk back, walk forward, circle, hide, and seek.  To seek: to embrace the questions, be wary of answers.

Terry Tempest Williams

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The Master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion.  He hardly knows which is which.  He simply pursues his vision of excellence whatever he does, leaving it to others to decide whether he is working or playing.  To him, he is always doing both.

James Michener