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1 Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
2 The art of giving presents is to give something which others cannot buy for themselves. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
3 That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with delight and profit. A. B. Alcott Alcott, Amos Bronson null
4 It is well, when judging a friend, to remember he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality. A. Bennett Bennett, A. null
5 The greatest truths are the most simple; and so are the greatest men. Julius Charles Hare Hare, Julius Charles null
6 People must not do things for fun. We are not here for fun. There is no reference to fun in any act of parliament. Abba Eban Eban, Abba null
7 History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives. Abba Eban Eban, Abba null
8 Wisdom doesn't automatically come with old age. Nothing does - except wrinkles. It's true, some wines improve with age. But only if the grapes were good in the first place. Abigail Van Buren Van Buren, Abigail null
9 Whenever I hear anyone arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it tried on him personally. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
10 Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
11 The future belongs to those who believe in their abilities. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
12 A person will be just as happy as they make up their mind to be. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
13 My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
14 No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
15 There is no such thing as chance or accident, the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause. Adam Clarke Clarke, Adam null
16 Man is an animal that makes bargains; no other animal does this - no dog exchanges bones with another. Adam Smith Smith, Adam null
17 To feel much for others, and little for ourselves; to restrain our selfish, and exercise our benevolent affections, constitutes the perfection of human nature. Adam Smith Smith, Adam null
18 There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet. Adm. William F. Halsey Jr. Halsey, Adm. William F., Jr. null
19 Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events, small minds discuss people. Admiral Rickover Rickover, Admiral null
20 Poetry is above all a concentration of the power of language, which is the power of our ultimate relationship to everything in the universe. Adrienne Rich Rich, Adrienne null
21 Make sure of the bear before you sell his skin. Aesop's Fables Aesop null
22 If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. African Proverb Proverb - African null
23 Surfing is like that. You are either vigorously cursing or else you are idiotically pleased with yourself. Agatha Christie Christie, Agatha null
24 Those persons are happiest in the restless and mutable world who are in love with change; who rejoice in every innovation, and find a strange alert pleasure in all that is, and that has never been before. Agnes Repplier Repplier, Agnes null
25 Edged tools are dangerous to handle, and not infrequently do much hurt. Agnes Repplier Repplier, Agnes null
26 Life on the farm is a school of patience: you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days. Henri Alain Alain, Henri null
27 Justice is such a fine thing that we cannot pay too dearly for it. Alain Le Sage Sage, Alain Le null
28 We were put to dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off. Alan Bennett Bennett, Alan null
29 Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you think you want to hear. Alan Coren Coren, Alan null
30 Possessive parents rarely live long enough to see the fruits of their selfishness. Alan Garner Garner, Alan null
31 If you want to read about love and marriage, you've got to buy two separate books. Alan King King, Alan null
32 An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
33 You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having to ask any clear question. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
34 If there is a sin against life, it lies perhaps less in despairing of it than in hoping for another and evading the implacable grandeur of the one we have. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
35 I don't want to be a genius; I have enough problems just trying to be a man. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
36 A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
37 I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
38 I, at any rate, am convinced that God is not playing at dice. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
39 Perfections of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
40 The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
41 My political ideal is democracy. Everyone should be respected as an individual but no one idolized. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
42 Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
43 I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
44 No amount of experimentation can prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
45 I too had thoughts once of being an intellectual, but I found it too difficult. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
46 There is no such thing as modern art. There is art, and there is advertising. Albert Sterner Sterner, Albert null
47 Sometimes it is only a change of viewpoint that is needed to convert a seemingly tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity. Alberta Flanders Flanders, Alberta null
48 We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed. Alberta Hunter Hunter, Alberta null
49 Our ideals, laws, and customs should be based on the proposition that each generation in turn becomes the custodian rather than the absolute owner of our resources - and each generation has the obligation to pass this inheritance on to the future. Alden Whitman Whitman, Alden null
50 Love, the last defense against old age - the last, and for those whose good fortune it is to have some one person to care for, or who have learned the infinitely difficult art of loving all their neighbors, the best. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
51 There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
52 To carry the spirit of a child into old age is the secret of genius. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
53 That life is meaningless may be a lie, so far as the whole of life is concerned. But it is the truth at any given instant. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
54 Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
55 When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
56 It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness, but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within our power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr null
57 It takes more courage to reveal insecurities than to hide them, more strength to relate to people than to dominate them, more "manhood" to abide by thought-out principles rather than blind reflex. Alex Karras Karras, Alex null
58 There should be as little merit in loving a woman for her beauty, as a man for his prosperity, both being equally subject to change. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
59 An excuse is worse and more terrible than a lie; for an excuse is a lie guarded. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
60 A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles on the road. Alexander Smith Smith, Alexander null
61 Woe to that nation whose literature is cut short by the intrusion of force. This is not merely interference with freedom of the press but the sealing up of a nation's heart, the excision of its memory. Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr null
62 When looking for a job, tell the man what you can do for him, not how good you are. Alfred A. Montapert Montapert, Alfred A. null
63 Don't discourage the other man's plans unless you have better ones to offer. Alfred A. Montapert Montapert, Alfred A. null
64 Be sincere. Be simple in words, manners, and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh, you can make him think and make him like and believe you. Alfred E. Smith Smith, Alfred E. null
65 No sane local official who has hung up an empty stocking over the municipal fireplace is going to shoot Santa Claus just before a hard Christmas. Alfred E. Smith, On The New Deal Smith, Alfred E. null
66 In films, murders are always very clean. I show how difficult it is, and what a messy thing it is to kill a man. Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock, Alfred null
67 It is only those who have no culture and no belief in culture who resent differences among men and the exploration of the human imagination. Alfred Kazin Kazin, Alfred null
68 A government is free in proportion to the rights it guarantees the minority Alfred Landon Landon, Alfred null
69 Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
70 True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
71 A rule of men over women remained an established feature of highly civilized societies. It survived as a hangover from barbarism. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
72 Each human being is a more complex structure than any social system to which he belongs. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
73 Ring out the old, ring in the new, ring, happy bells, across the snow: the year is going, let him go; ring out the false, ring in the true. Alfred, Lord Tennyson Tennyson, Alfred, Lord null
74 I'm just an amiable kindly old thing, as I've always been. I was born a kindly old thing. If anyone takes that seriously, hah! My speciality is detached malevolence. Alice Roosevelt Longworth Longworth, Alice Roosevelt null
75 Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise. Alice Walker Walker, Alice null
76 I'm not sure a bad person can write a good book. If art doesn't make us better, then what on earth is it for? Alice Walker Walker, Alice null
77 Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses. Alphonse Karr Karr, Alphonse null
78 I hate to spread rumors - but what else can you do with them? Amanda Lear Lear, Amanda null
79 Consul: in American politics, a person who, having failed to secure an office from the people, is given one by the administration on condition that he leave the country. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
80 International arbitration can be defined as the substitution of many burning questions for a smoldering one. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
81 Future: that period of time when our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
82 Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers. Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
83 The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence. Amos Bronson Alcott Alcott, Amos Bronson null
84 There is virtue in country houses, in gardens and orchards, in fields, streams, and groves, in rustic recreations and plain manners, that neither cities nor universities enjoy. Amos Bronson Alcott Alcott, Amos Bronson null
85 All books are either dreams or swords, you can cut, or you can drug, with words. Amy Lowell Lowell, Amy null
86 I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing. Anais Nin Nin, Anais null
87 There is always a moment when curiosity becomes a sin and the devil is always on the side of the learned. Anatole France France, Anatole null
88 There are very honest people who do not think they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant. Anatole France France, Anatole null
89 If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing. Anatole France France, Anatole null
90 The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
91 It is essential to persuade the soldier that those he is being urged to massacre are bandits who do not deserve to live; before killing other good, decent fellows like himself, his gun would fall from his hands. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
92 There is a law in life: when one door closes to us, another one opens. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
93 We owe to the middle ages the two worst inventions of humanity - gunpowder and romantic love. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
94 Conversation would be vastly improved by the constant use of four simple words: I do not know. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
95 The only thing experience teaches us is that experience teaches us nothing. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
96 Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
97 A successful marriage is an edifice that must be rebuilt every day. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
98 You don't love a woman for what she says, but love what she says because you love her. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
99 The first recipe for happiness is: avoid too lengthy meditations on the past. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
100 Don't take a butcher's advice on how to cook meat. If he knew, he'd be a chef. Andy Rooney Rooney, Andrew A. null
101 I'd like to be rich enough so that I could throw soap away after the letters are worn off. Andy Rooney Rooney, Andrew A. null
102 An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them. Andy Warhol Warhol, Andy null
103 We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road: they get run over. Aneurin Bevan Bevan, Aneurin null
104 Do you know anyone who would - secretly, sincerely, in his innermost self - really prefer to return to childhood? Anita Desai Desai, Anita null
105 Kissing your hand may make you feel very good but a diamond and sapphire bracelet lasts forever. Anita Loos Loos, Anita null
106 She said she always believed in the old adage, "leave them while you're looking good." Anita Loos Loos, Anita null
107 I'm furious about the women's liberationists. They keep getting up on soapboxes and proclaiming that women are brighter than men. That's true, but it should be kept quiet or it ruins the whole racket. Anita Loos Loos, Anita null
108 Washington is a town where more people probably contemplate writing a book than finish reading one. Ann Geracimos Geracimos, Ann null
109 One of the best ways to measure people is to watch how they behave when something free is offered. Ann Landers Landers, Ann null
110 Television has proved that people will look at anything rather than each other. Ann Landers Landers, Ann null
111 Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training. Anna Freud Freud, Anna null
112 The king has been very good to me. He promoted me from a simple maid to be a marchioness. Then he raised me to be a queen. Now he will raise me to a martyr. Anne Boleyn Boleyn, Anne null
113 I think the dying pray at the last not "please" but "thank you" as a guest thanks his host at the door. Annie Dillard Dillard, Annie null
114 Adolescence is the age when children stop asking questions because they know all the answers. Anon Unknown null
115 The easiest way to get rid of weight is leaving it lie untouched on the plate. Anon Unknown null
116 Say it with jewelry, say it with drink, but always be careful not to say it with ink. Anon Unknown null
117 Vacation: a period of travels and relaxation when you take twice the clothes and half the money you need. Anon Unknown null
118 Computers come in two varieties: the prototype and the obsolete. Anon Unknown null
119 There are two sides to every question and a politician usually takes both. Anon Voter Unknown null
120 A lot of people will be unhappy in heaven when they find out they can't institute any reforms there Anonymous Unknown null
121 There's nothing wrong with the younger generation that the older generation didn't outgrow Anonymous Unknown null
122 One of the best ways to persuade others is with your ears, by listening to them Dean Rusk Rusk, Dean null
123 A man is known by the company that keeps him on after retirement age. Anonymous Unknown null
124 Nostalgia is like a grammar lesson: you find the present tense and the past perfect. Anonymous Unknown null
125 Many a husband takes all the joy out of a domestic quarrel by refusing to talk back. Anonymous Unknown null
126 The owl is supposed to be wise, but he is not wise enough to get off the night shift. Anonymous Unknown null
127 People who fly into a rage always make a bad landing. Will Rogers Rogers, Will was listed as Anonymous
128 A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together. Anonymous Unknown null
129 The smallest good deed is greater than the greatest good intention. Anonymous Unknown null
130 He that is poor, all his kindred scorn him; he that is rich, all are kin to him. Anonymous Unknown null
131 Another change the game of bridge needs is a cross bar under the table. Anonymous Unknown null
132 The first essential for leadership is a group of dumb guys to follow you. Anonymous Unknown null
133 Summer resort: a town where the inhabitants live on your vacation money until next summer. Anonymous Unknown null
134 Of all the ways of paying for a thing, cash is the cheapest. Anonymous Unknown null
135 A hangover you get the morning after comes from not using your head the night before. Anonymous Unknown null
136 Chocolate is cheaper than therapy and you don't need an appointment. Anonymous Unknown null
137 All husbands are alike, but they have different faces so you can tell them apart. Anonymous Unknown null
138 The best time to start thinking about your retirement is before the boss does. Anonymous Unknown null
139 Metallurgy: the study of how to keep people from being allergic to metals. Anonymous Unknown null
140 Put a go-getter out on a limb and he will start a branch factory. Anonymous Unknown null
141 Remember that moderate riches will carry you; if you have more, you must carry them. Anonymous Unknown null
142 She's the kind who can marry anyone she pleases. Too bad she doesn't seem to please anyone. Anonymous Unknown null
143 If you look like your passport picture, you're too sick to travel. Anonymous Unknown null
144 If you want everything done yesterday, what will you do tomorrow? Anonymous Unknown null
145 We expect modern youth to be strong, courageous and prepared to pay more taxes than their fathers. Anonymous Unknown null
146 Computers do everything but think, which, we must admit, makes them almost human. Anonymous Unknown null
147 No one need be ashamed of plain dinners if given with a hearty welcome. Anonymous Unknown null
148 Retirement is the period when you exchange the bills in your wallet for snapshots of your grandchildren. Anonymous Unknown null
149 An x-ray reveals a lot about a man, but an ex-wife can reveal much more. Anonymous Unknown null
150 It is difficult to get the weather of any season to live up to the poetry written about it. Anonymous Unknown null
151 A highbrow is a person who can use the word "whom" without feeling self-conscious. Anonymous Unknown null
152 Why are goods sent by ship called cargo while goods sent in a freight car called a shipment? Anonymous Unknown null
153 No matter how great a warrior is, a chief cannot do battle without his Indians. Anonymous Unknown null
154 If you think chickens are dumb, try planting some vegetables. Anonymous Unknown null
155 It's a sign of age if you feel like the day after the night before and you haven't been anywhere. Anonymous Unknown null
156 Married and unmarried women waste a great deal of time in feeling sorry for each other. Anonymous Unknown null
157 Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless, but because they are priceless. Anonymous Unknown null
158 Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone Anthony Burgess Burgess, Anthony null
159 I know coincidence has a long arm, but it's not an octopus. Anthony Gilbert Gilbert, Anthony null
160 Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven't committed. Anthony Powell Powell, Anthony null
161 One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake. Anton Chekhov Chekhov, Anton null
162 If you cry, "forward," you must be sure to make clear the direction in which to go. Don't you see that if you fail to do that and simply call out the word to a monk and a revolutionary, they will go in precisely opposite directions. Anton Chekhov Chekhov, Anton null
163 Trying to grow up is hurting, you know. You make mistakes. You try to learn from them, and when you don't it hurts even more. Aretha Franklin Franklin, Aretha null
164 He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled. Aristotle Aristotle null
165 So poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history. Aristotle Aristotle null
166 We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. Aristotle Aristotle null
167 Of all the inhabitants of the inferno, none but Lucifer knows that hell is hell, and the secret function of purgatory is to make of heaven an effective reality. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
168 To the artist is sometimes granted a sudden, transient insight which serves in this matter for experience. A flash, and where previously the brain held a dead fact, the soul grasps a living truth! At moments we are all artists. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
169 You are not in charge of the universe; you are in charge of yourself. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
170 Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us (men) how wonderful we are. Arnold Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
171 An ounce of convention is worth a pound of primaries. Arnold H. Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
172 Thrice is he armed that hath his quarrel just, and four times he who gets his fist in fust. Artemus Ward Ward, Artemus null
173 The chance of bread falling with the buttered side up is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet. Arthur Black Black, Arthur null
174 Old men declare wars because they have failed to solve complex political and economic problems. They then send young men to go fight them. Of course, the old men have to make up patriotic and emotional rationales to justify their stupidity. Arthur Hoppe Hoppe, Arthur null
175 If we are to survive, we must have ideas, vision, courage. Everything that matters in our intellectual and moral life begins with an individual confronting his own mind and conscience in a room by himself. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. null
176 The statesman who is surest that he can divine the future most urgently invites his own retribution. Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr. null
177 Like every writer, I am asked where my work originates, and if I knew I would go there more often to find more. Arthur Miller Miller, Arthur null
178 My father still reads the dictionary every day. He says that your life depends on your power to master words. Arthur Scargill Scargill, Arthur null
179 To expect a man to retain everything that he has ever read is like expecting him to carry about in his body everything he has ever eaten. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
180 All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
181 The young should early be trained to bear being left alone; for it is a source of happiness and peace of mind. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
182 I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day; I have never had the time for tobacco since. Arturo Toscanini Toscanini, Arturo null
183 I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it. Ashleigh Brilliant Brilliant, Ashleigh null
184 My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot. Ashleigh Brilliant Brilliant, Ashleigh null
185 When there is no will, there is no way for the lawyers. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
186 Those that think it permissible to tell white lies soon grow colorblind. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
187 The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
188 A homemade friend wears longer than one you buy in the market. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
189 A drunkard is like a whiskey bottle, all neck and belly and no head. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
190 If you keep your mouth shut you will never put your foot in it. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
191 The worst misfortune that can happen to a man is to have an extraordinary father. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
192 A wizard is a person who can keep up with the neighbors and the installments too. Author Obscure Unknown null
193 Push is more important than pull, especially if you are going through a revolving door. Author Unknown Unknown null
194 It is a sin against hospitality to open your doors, and shut up your countenance. Author Unknown Unknown null
195 Nowadays every man wants life, liberty and two cars in which to pursue happiness. Author Unknown Unknown null
196 Money is honey, my little sonny, and a rich man's joke is always funny. Author Unknown Unknown null
197 Christmas is the season when all good men and true have presence of mind and presents in mind. Author Unknown Unknown null
198 A hangover is where, having lost your head the night before, you wake up with two heads the morning after. Author Unknown Unknown null
199 Many a man who celebrates the arrival of the new year should celebrate instead the survival of the old. Author Unknown Unknown null
200 Does a kangaroo get irritated when its baby eats his crackers in bed? Author Unknown Unknown null
201 A man as he manages himself, may die old at thirty, or young at eighty. Author Unknown Unknown null
202 Why find fault with yourself, plenty of others will do it for you. Author Unknown Unknown null
203 A book is like a mirror. When a monkey looks in, no apostle can look out. Georg Christoph Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
204 Kangaroo: nature's initial effort to produce a cheerleader. Author Unknown Unknown null
205 About the only thing a nickel is good for nowadays is to make change for a quarter. Author Unknown Unknown null
206 There is only one thing worse than to live without working, and that is to work without living. Author Unknown Unknown null
207 There are two kinds of voters: those who vote for your candidate, and the ignorant, prejudiced fools. Author Unknown Unknown null
208 The exchange of Christmas presents should be reciprocal rather than retaliatory. Author Unknown Unknown null
209 Every major horror of history was committed in the name of an altruistic motive. Has any act of selfishness ever equaled the carnage perpetuated by disciples of altruism? Ayn Rand Rand, Ayn null
210 No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
211 There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive. B. C. Forbes Forbes, B. C. null
212 All I can tell 'em is I pick a good one and sock it. I get back to the dugout and they ask me what it was I hit and I tell 'em I don't know except it looked good. Babe Ruth Ruth, Babe null
213 There's nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself. Bach Bach null
214 In taking revenge a man is equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior. Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
215 One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
216 Society, like the Roman youth at the circus, never shows mercy to the fallen gladiator. Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
217 Anyone who has invented a better mousetrap, or the contemporary equivalent, can expect to be harassed by strangers demanding that you read their unpublished manuscripts or undergo the humiliation of public speaking, usually on remote midwestern campuses. Barbara Ehrenreich Ehrenreich, Barbara null
218 Nothing sickens me more than the closed door of a library. Barbara Tuchman Tuchman, Barbara W. null
219 Parents of young children should realize that few people, and maybe no one, will find their children as enchanting as they do. Barbara Walters Walters, Barbara null
220 There is no such thing as a difficult dog, only an inexperienced owner. Barbara Woodhouse Woodhouse, Barbara null
221 It is not necessary to believe things in order to reason about them. Beaumarchais Beaumarchais null
222 He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
223 Visit your aunt, but not every day; and call at your brother's, but not every night. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
224 Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
225 Talking and eloquence are not the same. - to speak and to speak well are two things. - a fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. Ben Jonson Jonson, Ben null
226 The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly. Ben Jonson Jonson, Ben null
227 Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
228 Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
229 Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of man. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
230 A man who is not a liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a conservative at sixty has no head. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
231 The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
232 A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
233 To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
234 They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
235 Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
236 When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to you, look on his mouth. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
237 Where there's a marriage without love there will be love without marriage. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
238 If you really want to lose weight, there are only three things to give up: breakfast, lunch and dinner. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
239 There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
240 I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
241 All biological necessities have to be made respectable whether we like it or not. Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
242 After the verb "to love", "to help" is the most beautiful verb in the world. Bertha Von Suttner Suttner, Bertha Von null
243 Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position. Berton Braley Braley, Berton null
244 Few people can be happy unless they hate some other person, nation, or creed. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
245 I was born in the wrong generation. When I was a young man, no one had any respect for youth. Now I am an old man, and no one has any respect for age. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
246 There is no reason why, in the ages to come, the sort of man who is now exceptional should not become usual, and if that were to happen, the exceptional man in that new world would rise as far above Shakespeare now rises above the common man. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
247 To acquire immunity to eloquence is of the utmost importance to the citizens of a democracy. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
248 If any philosopher had been asked for a definition of infinity, he might have produced some unintelligible rigmarole, but he would certainly not have been able to give a definition that had any meaning at all. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
249 As long as hope remains, only the coward will despair. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
250 If you stick to any opinion long enough, it becomes respectable. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
251 In the family of continents, Africa is the silent brooding sister, courted for centuries by knight- errant empires - rejecting them one by one and severally, because she is too sage and a little bored with the importunity of it all. Beryl Markham Markham, Beryl null
252 You can't be beautiful and hate because hate is a corroding disease and affects the way you look. You can't hide it - ever. It shows in your eyes. Bess Myerson Myerson, Bess null
253 We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to. Bette Davis Davis, Bette null
254 Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone, but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. Bette Davis Davis, Bette null
255 The coffee was so strong it snarled as it lurched out of the pot. Betty MacDonald MacDonald, Betty null
256 You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try. Beverly Sills Sills, Beverly null
257 My childhood should have taught me lessons for my own fatherhood, but it didn't, because parenting can be learned only by people who have no children. Bill Cosby Cosby, Bill null
258 I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody. Bill Cosby Cosby, Bill null
259 Some people think football is a matter of life and death. I don't like that attitude. I can assure them it is much more serious than that. Bill Shankly Shankly, Bill null
260 People enjoy doubles more than singles because they have less work to do and a partner to blame. Bill Tilden Tilden, Bill null
261 Suburbia is where the developer bulldozes out the trees then names the streets after them. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
262 I'm always making a comeback, but nobody ever tells me where I've been. Billie Holiday Holiday, Billie null
263 Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit. Billy Connolly Connolly, Billy null
264 Most people think I'm a Republican; actually, I'm a Democrat. Billy Graham Graham, Billy null
265 The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course. Billy Graham Graham, Billy null
266 Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. Billy Sunday Sunday, Billy null
267 A trifle consoles us because a trifle distresses us. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
268 If a soldier or a laborer complains of the hardship of his lot, set him to do nothing. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
269 If all men knew what each said of the other, there would not be four friends in the world. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
270 The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know to stay quietly in his room. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
271 It is not only old and early impressions that deceive us; the charms of novelty have the same power. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
272 We know the truth, not only by reason, but also by the heart. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
273 One can always tell when one is getting old and serious by the way that holidays seem to interfere with one's work. Bob Edwards Edwards, Bob null
274 When I look into a girl's eyes I can tell what she thinks of me. It's pretty depressing. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
275 The audience was swell. They were so polite. They covered their mouths when they yawned. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
276 Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch course, the space between your ears. Bobby Jones Jones, Bobby null
277 If you can't laugh at yourself, make fun of other people. Bobby Slayton Slayton, Bobby null
278 It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top. Nor should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities. Booker T. Washington Washington, Booker T. null
279 I shall never permit myself to stoop so low as to hate any man. Booker T. Washington Washington, Booker T. null
280 An ideal wife is any woman who has an ideal husband. Booth Tarkington Tarkington, Booth null
281 Cherish all your happy moments; they make a fine cushion for old age. Booth Tarkington Tarkington, Booth null
282 Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Boris Pasternak Pasternak, Boris null
283 After baseball, America's favorite pastime may be the process of reinventing itself, continuously redefining its identity and searching for its soul. Brenda Payton Payton, Brenda null
284 Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again. Bret Harte Harte, Bret null
285 Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts. Brian Aldiss Aldiss, Brian null
286 Animals feed; man eats. Only the man of intellect knows how to eat. Brillat-Savarin Brillat-Savarin null
287 My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my needs. Brotherton Brotherton null
288 We gotta get out while we're young, 'cause tramps like us, baby, we were born to run. Bruce Springsteen Springsteen, Bruce null
289 The way to get on in the world is to make people believe it's to their advantage to help you. Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
290 I think audiences come to hear older musicians like me just to see if we can pick up a horn without falling over. Bud Freeman Freeman, Bud null
291 Sound health is the greatest of gifts; contentedness, the greatest of riches; trust the greatest of qualities. Buddha Buddha null
292 Strike from mankind the principle of faith, and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep. Bulwer Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
293 A fool flatters himself; the wise man flatters the fool. Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
294 Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness. Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
295 The shortest night of the year is Christmas Eve; from sundown to son up. Burton Hillis Hillis, Burton null
296 Have you ever noticed that life consists mostly of interruptions, with occasional spells of rush work in between? Buwei Yan Chao Chao, Buwei Yan null
297 No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed. Byron Byron, Lord null
298 Man's love is of man's life a part; it is woman's whole existence. Byron Byron, Lord null
299 In football it is widely acknowledged that if both sides agree to cheat, cheating is fair. C. B. Fry Fry, C. B. null
300 I do not sit down at my desk to put into verse something that is already clear in my mind. If it were clear in my mind, I should have no incentive or need to write about it. C. Day Lewis Lewis, C. Day null
301 If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it. C. F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
302 The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excitement, passion, and desirousness which must be suppressed in a humanitarian ordering of society. C. G. Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
303 No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
304 A school is not the end but only the beginning of an education. Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
305 Few men are lacking in capacity, but they fail because they are lacking in application. Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
306 Have no more doubt of the omnipotence of a free people. Camille Desmoulins Desmoulins, Camille null
307 The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them. Camillo Di Cavour Cavour, Camillo Di null
308 In my opinion, a man's ability to recognize his errors proves him greater than successful avoidance of them. Cardinal De Retz Retz, Cardinal De null
309 The failures of the press have contributed immensely to the emergence of a talk-show nation, in which public discourse is reduced to ranting and raving and posturing. Carl Bernstein Bernstein, Carl null
310 The lowest form of popular culture - lack of information, misinformation, disinformation, and a contempt for the truth or the reality of most people's lives - has overrun real journalism. Today, ordinary Americans are being stuffed garbage. Carl Bernstein Bernstein, Carl null
311 No matter what the world thinks about religious experience, the one who has it possesses a great treasure. Where is the criterion by which you could say that such a life is not legitimate, that such an experience is not valid? Carl G. Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
312 We make progress if, and only if, we are prepared to learn from our mistakes. Sir Karl R. Popper Popper, Sir Karl R. null
313 I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl null
314 I am an idealist. I don't know where I'm going but I'm on my way. Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl null
315 A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on. Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl null
316 Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world. Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
317 At least I got out of a bad situation. It was a mixed marriage: I'm human, he's a Klingon. Carol Leifer Leifer, Carol null
318 Nobody ever was - or again will be - as green as I was the day I landed in New York. That shade has been discontinued. Carolyn Kenmore Kenmore, Carolyn null
319 A canner can can anything he can, but a canner can't can a can, can he? Carolyn Wells Wells, Carolyn null
320 The earth has rolled around again and harvest time is here, the glory of the seasons and the crown of all the years. Carolyn Wells Wells, Carolyn null
321 There's no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now, I might as well take a nap." Carrie Fisher Fisher, Carrie null
322 You put me in here a cub, but I will go out a roaring lion, and I will make all hell howl. Carry Nation Nation, Carry null
323 Ability is the art of getting credit for all the home runs somebody else hits. Casey Stengel Stengel, Casey null
324 You gotta lose 'em sometimes. When you do, lose 'em right. Casey Stengel Stengel, Casey null
325 The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new. Cato Cato null
326 The wise man does no wrong in changing his habits with the times. Cato Cato null
327 We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to disregard them. Cato Cato null
328 Remember you are a star. Never go across the alley even to dump garbage unless you are dressed to the teeth. Cecil B. DeMille, To Paulette Goddard DeMille, Cecil B. null
329 It's far more enjoyable pretending to be a doctor than actually being one. Cedric Hardwicke Hardwicke, Cedric null
330 Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
331 A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
332 There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
333 Make it your business to know yourself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
334 By the street of by-and-by one arrives at the house of never. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
335 In some cases, non-violence requires more militancy than violence. Cesar Chaves Chaves, Cesar null
336 No woman marries for money; they are all clever enough, before marrying a millionaire, to fall in love with him first. Cesare Pavese Pavese, Cesare null
337 April is the month when the green returns to the lawn, the lilac, and the IRS. Changing Times Changing Times null
338 Civilization is the upward struggle of mankind, in which millions are trampled to death that thousands may mount on their bodies. Charles Balfour Balfour, Charles null
339 [Victor] Hugo, like a priest, always has his head bowed - bowed so low that he can see nothing except his own navel. Charles Baudelaire Baudelaire, Charles null
340 Even if God did not exist, religion would still be holy and divine. God is the only being who, in order to reign, need not even exist. Charles Baudelaire Baudelaire, Charles null
341 Men are born with two eyes, but only one tongue, in order that they should see twice as much as they say. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
342 None are so fond of secrets as those who do not keep them. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
343 Prose is words in their best order; poetry is the best words in the best order. Charles Coleridge Coleridge, Charles null
344 It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine. Charles Darwin Darwin, Charles null
345 A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends. Charles de Gaulle de Gaulle, Charles null
346 Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism, are all very good words for the lips; especially prunes and prism. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
347 Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many: not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
348 Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough. Charles Dudley Warner Warner, Charles Dudley null
349 To enjoy baseball, you do not need violence in your heart. Charles Einstein Einstein, Charles null
350 We not only praise individual liberty but our constitution has the unique distinction of ensuring it. Charles Evans Hughes Hughes, Charles Evans null
351 We have a lot of people revolutionizing the world because they've never had to present a working model. Charles F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
352 Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair. Charles Ives Ives, Charles null
353 In many ways ideas are more important than people - they are much more permanent. Charles Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
354 People are very open-minded about new things; as long as they're exactly like the old ones. Charles Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
355 The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a good living. Charles Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
356 We should all be concerned about the future because we will have to spend the rest of our lives there. Charles Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
357 We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us really happy is something to be enthusiastic about. Charles Kingsley Kingsley, Charles null
358 The age of chivalry is never past, so long as there is a wrong left unredressed on earth. Charles Kingsley Kingsley, Charles null
359 Not many sounds in life, and I include all urban and all rural sounds, exceed in interest a knock at the door. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
360 The good things of life are not to be had singly, but come to us with a mixture; like a schoolboy's holiday, with a task affixed to the tail of it. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
361 I never knew an enemy to puns who was not an ill-natured man. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
362 Method actors give you a photograph. Real actors give you an oil painting. Charles Laughton Laughton, Charles null
363 An essayist is a lucky person who has found a way to discourse without being interrupted. Charles Poore Poore, Charles null
364 The way to develop the best that is in a man is by appreciation and encouragement. Charles Schwab Schwab, Charles M. null
365 No man has a right to do what he pleases, except when he pleases to do right. Charles Simmons Simmons, Charles null
366 I had to face the facts. I was pear shaped. I was a bit depressed because I hate pears. 'Specially their shape. Charlotte Bingham Bingham, Charlotte null
367 A limited fortune is no excuse for a deficiency in neatness. Charlotte Gilman Gilman, Charlotte Perkins null
368 If you indicate willingness to be friendly, men are bound eventually to reciprocate by manifesting a spirit of friendliness. Chas. Gow Gow, Charles null
369 Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress. Chester Himes Himes, Chester null
370 I wasn't kissing her, I was just whispering in her mouth. Chico Marx Marx, Chico null
371 He who asks is a fool for five minutes, but he who does not ask remains a fool forever. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
372 The fire you kindle for your enemy often burns yourself more than him. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
373 Patience is power; with time and patience, the mulberry leaf becomes silk. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
374 Small men think they are small; great men never know they are great. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
375 He that is without money might as well be buried in a rice tub with his mouth sewed up. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
376 If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
377 If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
378 He who could foresee affairs three days in advance would be rich for thousands of years. Chinese Saying Proverb - Chinese null
379 Even the best pilots are willing to take advice from their passengers in bad weather. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
380 The contemplation of celestial things will make a man both speak and think more sublimely and magnificently when he comes down to human affairs. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
381 No man who depends on the caprice of the ignorant rabble can be accounted great. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
382 As if anything were so common as ignorance! The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
383 Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
384 All right, so I spend money. Can you name one other extravagance I have? Cindy Adams Adams, Cindy null
385 I think women see me on the cover of magazines and think I never have a pimple or bags under my eyes. You have to realize that's after two hours of hair and makeup, plus retouching. Even I don't wake up looking like Cindy Crawford. Cindy Crawford Crawford, Cindy null
386 History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
387 Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
388 People don't very much like things that are beautiful - they are so far from their nasty little minds. Claude Debussy Debussy, Claude null
389 If you're not English, you're a foreigner, so you must be sexy. It's an old British film cliche. Claudia Cardinale Cardinale, Claudia null
390 Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking. Clement Attlee Attlee, Clement null
391 The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink. Clement King Shorter Shorter, Clement King null
392 I've always had the ability to say to the audience: "Watch this if you like it and if you don't - take a hike." Clint Eastwood Eastwood, Clint null
393 When you're not interested in trying new things, that's when you should start hitting golf balls. Clint Eastwood Eastwood, Clint null
394 Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. Clint Eastwood Eastwood, Clint null
395 Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity. Coco Chanel Chanel, Coco null
396 Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed. Coleman Cox Cox, Coleman null
397 Turning thirty-five isn't that traumatic for me, because I didn't hit puberty until I was thirty. The key is to pace yourself. Conan O'Brien O'Brien, Conan null
398 The people may be made to follow a course of action, but they may not be made to understand it. Confucius Confucius null
399 Virtue is like the polar star, which keeps its place, and all stars turn toward it. Confucius Confucius null
400 It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great. Confucius Confucius null
401 Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or stars. Confucius Confucius null
402 When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself. Confucius Confucius null
403 He on whom heaven confers a sceptre knows not the weight till he bears it. Corneille Corneille null
404 The vocation of every man and woman is to serve other people. Count Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
405 Love matches are formed by people who pay for a month of honey with a life of vinegar. Countess Of Blessington Countess Of Blessington null
406 He tried to explain gambling by saying that it was the difference between walking through an abandoned orchard with a gun and a dog, looking for grouse, and just walking. Craig Nova Nova, Craig null
407 No matter what your age, you are one day younger than you will be tomorrow. Cullen Hightower Hightower, Cullen null
408 I have never met a woman who, deep down in here core, really believes she has great legs. And if she suspects that she might have great legs, then she's convinced that she has a shrill voice and no neck. Cynthia Heimel Heimel, Cynthia null
409 Woman is frequently praised as the more "creative" sex. To call a child a poem may be a pretty metaphor, but it is a slur on the labor of art. Cynthia Ozick Ozick, Cynthia null
410 Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk. Cyril Connolly Connolly, Cyril null
411 He could not blow his nose without moralizing on the state of the handkerchief industry. Cyril Connolly Connolly, Cyril null
412 I have often wished I had time to cultivate modesty but I am too busy thinking about myself. Dame Edith Sitwell Sitwell, Dame Edith null
413 Nobody likes having salt rubbed into their wounds, even if it is the salt of the earth. Dame Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
414 A little knowledge is a dangerous thing. that is why so many persons don't fool with it. Don Kidney Kidney, Don null
415 On cable TV they have a weather channel; twenty-four hours of weather. We had something like that where I grew up. We called it a window. Dan Spencer Spencer, Dan null
416 All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife. Daniel Boone Boone, Daniel null
417 I look to a time when brotherhood needs no publicity; to a time when a brotherhood award would be as ridiculous as an award for getting up each morning. Daniel D. Mich Mich, Daniel D. null
418 Constant employment and well-paid labor produce, in a country like ours, general prosperity, content, and cheerfulness. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
419 If you divorce capital from labor, capital is hoarded, and labor starves. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
420 The most important thought I ever had was that of my individual responsibility to God. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
421 Let our object be our country, our whole country and nothing but our country. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
422 He knows the water best who has waded through it. Danish Adage Proverb - Danish null
423 Though the bird may fly over your head, let it not build its nest in your hair. Danish Saying Proverb - Danish null
424 It matters not whether you win or lose; what matters is whether I win or lose. Darrin Weinberg Weinberg, Darrin null
425 I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don't even invite me. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
426 Both of your socks should always be the same color, or they should at least both be fairly dark. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
427 I want to be a Frank Sinatra figure. And I will succeed. David Bowie Bowie, David null
428 Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so. David Grayson Grayson, David null
429 The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe. David Hare Hare, David null
430 They do not even need a medical certificate. They need not be sound either in body or mind. They only require a certificate of birth - just to prove that they are first of the litter. David Lloyd-George, On The House Of Lords Lloyd-George, David null
431 Children think not of what is past nor what is to come, but they enjoy the present, which few of us do. De La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
432 Strength and beauty are the blessings of youth; Temperance, however, is the flower of old age. Democritus Democritus null
433 In general, the more a people is civilized, refined, the less its morals are poetic; everything weakens and turns mild. Denis Diderot Diderot, Denis null
434 When I was fifteen I had my own comedy act - even played a strip joint once until my mother found out. I remember a girl took off her clothes to "The Theme from Romeo and Juliet." Dennis Quaid Quaid, Dennis null
435 Let a king recall that it is better to improve his realm than to increase his territory. Desiderius Erasmus Erasmus, Desiderius null
436 If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each. Diana, Princess of Wales Diana, Princess of Wales null
437 The person who knows "how" will always have a job; the person who knows "why" will always be his boss. Diane Ravitch Ravitch, Diane null
438 The test of morality of a society is what it does for its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer, Dietrich null
439 Bing Crosby sings like all people think they sing in the shower. Dinah Shore Shore, Dinah null
440 Over the door of a library in Thebes is the inscription, "Medicine For The Soul". Diodorus Siculus Diodorus Siculus null
441 Aristotle said that education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. Diogenes Diogenes null
442 Actors have always been a suspect breed. Socially, I find myself more admissible now in England because I've written books. Dirk Bogarde Bogarde, Dirk null
443 Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
444 The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation. Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
445 Lots of women buy just as many wigs and makeup things as I do; they just don't wear them all at the same time. Dolly Parton Parton, Dolly null
446 I'm actually a thin, serious person, but I play fat and funny, but only for the movies. Dom Deluise Deluise, Dom null
447 A belief is made religious, not so much by its content, as rather by the way it is held. Don Cupitt Cupitt, Don null
448 I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version. Don Delillo Delillo, Don null
449 There is the challenge of self-control, of calculating coolness and unshakability in the face of wildly fluctuating fortunes and the mercilessness of chance. Gambling, more than any other test of "grace under pressure" besides actual combat - puts it on t Don Ethan Miller Miller, Don Ethan null
450 A humorist is a man who feels bad but who feels good about it. Don Herold Herold, Don null
451 Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust. Don Herold Herold, Don null
452 I say let's banish Bridge: let's find some pleasanter way of being miserable together. Don Herold Herold, Don null
453 Before the advent of the radio, there were advantages in being a shut in. Don Herold Herold, Don null
454 Babies are such a nice way to start people. Don Herold Herold, Don null
455 A "gracious living" sign on a new high rent apartment means only one thing; "no children" Don Kidney Kidney, Don null
456 Punctuality is one of the cardinal business virtues; always insist on it in your subordinates. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
457 The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll outgrow it. Doris Day Day, Doris null
458 Laughter is by definition healthy. Doris Lessing Lessing, Doris null
459 Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. Dorothy Fisher Fisher, Dorothy Canfield null
460 Never serious be, nor true, and your wish will come to you - and if that makes you happy, kid, you'll be the first it ever did. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
461 The movie business is the only business in the world where the assets go home at night. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
462 The two most beautiful words in the English language are "check enclosed." Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
463 This is not a novel to be tossed aside lightly. It should be thrown with great force. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
464 Oh, don't worry about Alan (her ex-husband). Alan will always land on somebody's feet. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
465 I admit it is more fun to punt than to be punted, and that a desire to have all the fun is nine-tenths of the law of chivalry. Dorothy Sayers Sayers, Dorothy L. null
466 Man survives where swine perish, and laughs where gods go mad. Dostoyevsky Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich null
467 The three leading reasons for going to a warmer climate are December, January, and February. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
468 If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
469 Earth is here so kind that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest. Douglas Jerrold Jerrold, Douglas null
470 Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success. Dowden Dowden null
471 Wholesome food and drink is cheaper than doctors and hospitals. Dr. Carl C. Wahl Wahl, Dr. Carl C. null
472 Democracy has the only approach to human relationships that you can make for a free flow of life forces. Dr. Frank Kingdon Kingdon, Dr. Frank null
473 Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Dr. M. L. King Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
474 Leaders think. They think because they are leaders. They are leaders because they think. Dr. Paul Parker Parker, Dr. Paul null
475 Some people are willing to work only if they can start at the top and work up. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
476 Others can stop you temporarily. Only you can do it permanently. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
477 Your enemy might become your friend, if you allow him to become who he is. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
478 Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author. Dr. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
479 A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
480 The true slogan of a true democracy is not "let the government do it" but rather, "let's do it ourselves." This is the spirit of a people dedicated to helping themselves - and one another. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
481 The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
482 There's no limit to how complicated things can get, on account of one thing always leading to another. E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
483 An editor is a person who knows more about writing than writers do but who has escaped the terrible desire to write. E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
484 If a man is foolish enough to reveal his thoughts, the least he can do is conceal his whereabouts. E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
485 I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. e. e. cummings cummings, e. e. null
486 The only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little farther down our particular path than we have yet got ourselves. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
487 Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
488 It will be generally admitted that Beethoven's fifth symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
489 There's nothing wrong with nursery food now that we are grown up and can have a glass of wine with it. E. Ray Ray, E. null
490 I am a believer in punctuality though it makes me very lonely. E. V. Lucas Lucas, E. V. null
491 People who are late are often much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. E. V. Lucas Lucas, E. V. null
492 If you want to know how old a woman is, ask her sister-in-law. E. W. Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
493 People with goals succeed because they know where they're going. Earl Nightingale Nightingale, Earl null
494 In scandal, as in robbery, the receiver is always as bad as the thief. Earl Of Chesterfield Chesterfield, Earl Of null
495 I have a great diet. Eat anything you want, but you must eat it with naked fat people. Ed Bluestone Bluestone, Ed null
496 The average man's judgement is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
497 The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
498 A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
499 One of the surprising things of this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
500 When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine he is that polite all the time. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
501 I know one star in Hollywood who hasn't been spoiled by success and that is Mickey Mouse. Eddie Cantor Cantor, Eddie null
502 The two most common causes of divorce? Men and women. Eddie Cantor Cantor, Eddie null
503 I can give you a six word formula for success: think things through, then follow through. Eddie Rickenbacker Rickenbacker, Edward null
504 Courage is doing what you're afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you're scared. Eddie Rickenbacker Rickenbacker, Edward null
505 The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper. Eden Phillpotts Phillpotts, Eden null
506 Of puns it has been said that those most dislike them who are least able to utter them. Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan null
507 Everybody has talent at twenty-five. The difficult thing is to have it at fifty. Edgar Degas Degas, Edgar null
508 When turkey's on the table and good things I may scan, I'm thankful that I wasn't made a vegetarian. Edgar Guest Guest, Edgar null
509 A highbrow is a man who has found something more interesting than women. Edgar Wallace Wallace, Edgar null
510 There is no better indication of what the people of any period are like than to plays they go to see. Edith Hamilton Hamilton, Edith null
511 For a woman to get a rewarding sense of total creation by way of the multiple monotonous chores that are her daily lot would be as irrational as for an assembly line worker to rejoice that he had created an automobile because he tightened a bolt. Edith Mendel Stern Stern, Edith Mendel null
512 My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell Sitwell, Dame Edith null
513 I have never known a novel that was good enough to be good in spite of its being adapted to the author's political views. Edith Wharton Wharton, Edith null
514 There are two ways of spreading light - to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Edith Wharton Wharton, Edith null
515 A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
516 The people have been in the wrong, frequently and outrageously, both in other countries and in this. But I do say, that in all disputes between them and their rulers, the presumption is at least upon a par in favor of the people. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
517 There is nothing more demoralizing than a small but adequate income. Edmund Wilson Wilson, Edmund null
518 I always warn aspiring reporters to observe three basic rules: 1. Never trust an editor; 2. Never trust an editor; 3. Never trust an editor. Edna Buchanan Buchanan, Edna null
519 True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway. Edna Buchanan Buchanan, Edna null
520 To enjoy walking merely as walking was, and is, considered an eccentricity in the United States. Edna Ferber Ferber, Edna null
521 Everyone who observes vigilantly and observes steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius. Edward Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
522 There is a strange and mighty race of people called the Americans who are rapidly becoming the coldest in the world because of this cruel, man-eating idol, lucre. Edward Dahlberg Dahlberg, Edward null
523 Though man is the only beast that can write, he has small reason to be proud of it. When he utters something that is wise it is nothing that the river horse does not know, and most of his creations are the result of accident. Edward Dahlberg Dahlberg, Edward null
524 I am the only one, but still I am one; I cannot do everything but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything I will not refuse to do the something that I can do. Edward Everett Hale Hale, Edward Everett null
525 My English test is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language. Edward Gibbon Gibbon, Edward null
526 Skill in education consists in taking off the newness of the next step in growth, by drawing those instincts into activity in an earlier stage, which are to function more strongly in a later one. Edwin Diller Starbuck Starbuck, Edwin Diller null
527 If people knew as much about painting as I do they would never buy my pictures. Edwin Landseer Landseer, Edwin null
528 Irony is an insult conveyed in the form of a compliment. Edwin Percy Whipple Whipple, Edwin Percy null
529 It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
530 Repartee: any reply that is so clever that it makes the listener wish he had said it himself. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
531 No one needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
532 Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
533 Living in the public eye accustoms one to accept criticism. One learns gradually to take it objectively and to try to think of it as directed at somebody else and evaluate whether it is just or unjust. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
534 Peace, like freedom, is elusive, hard to come by, harder to keep. It cannot be put into a purse or a hip pocket and buttoned there to stay. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
535 The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
536 It sometimes happens, even in the best families, that a baby is born. This is not necessarily cause for alarm. The important thing is to keep your wits about you and borrow some money. Elinor Goulding Smith Smith, Elinor Goulding null
537 Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here. Elizabeth Arden, To Her Husband Arden, Elizabeth null
538 The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady null
539 Sometimes I think we're the only two lawyers who trust each other. Elizabeth Dole, To Bob Dole Dole, Elizabeth null
540 Popular magazines multiply while the library shelves remain undisturbed. Elizabeth Marbury Marbury, Elizabeth null
541 Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body. Elizabeth Stone Stone, Elizabeth null
542 Give us that grand word "woman" once again and let's have done with "lady"; one's a term full of fine force, strong, beautiful, and firm, fit for the noblest use of tongue or pen: and one's a word for lackeys. Ella Wheeler Wilcox Wilcox, Ella Wheeler null
543 I ask people why they have deer heads on their walls, and they say, "because it's such a beautiful animal." there you go. Well, I think my mother's attractive, but I have photographs of her. Ellen Degeneres DeGeneres, Ellen null
544 My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty. She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is. Ellen Degeneres DeGeneres, Ellen null
545 Today Washington is our Hollywood, the Senate our Warner Brothers, the White House our Beverly Hills. People who never read a line of a movie magazine deal with the lives of leaders as if they were Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Ellen Goodman Goodman, Ellen null
546 I don't hate anyone. I dislike. But my dislike is the equivalent of anyone else's hate. Elsa Maxwell Maxwell, Elsa null
547 Under pressure, people admit to murder, setting fire to the village church or robbing a bank, but never to being boring. Elsa Maxwell Maxwell, Elsa null
548 Fashion is born by small facts, trends, or even politics, never by trying to make little pleats and furbelows, by the shortening or lengthening of a skirt. Elsa Schiaparelli Schiaparelli, Elsa null
549 Men who know the same things are not long the best company for each other. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
550 Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
551 Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
552 Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
553 After the fruit has got its growth it should juice up and mellow. God forbid I should live long enough to ferment and rot and fall to the ground in a squash. Emily Carr Carr, Emily null
554 To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
555 Remember, we all stumble, every one of us. That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough Kimbrough, Emily null
556 Woman accepted cooking as a chore, man has made of it a recreation. Emily Post Post, Emily null
557 I may be arrested, I may be tried and thrown into jail, but I never will be silent. Emma Goldman Goldman, Emma null
558 Marriages stop. Marriages change. People are always saying that a marriage "failed." it's such a negative way of putting it. Failure is terribly important. Perhaps that's why I'm saying: the notion that failure is a negative thing is wrong. Emma Thompson Thompson, Emma null
559 It is something other than a coexistence of a multitude of humans, or a participation in new and complex laws imposed by the masses. Society is the miracle of moving out of oneself. Emmanuel Levinas Levinas, Emmanuel null
560 Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments Emmons Emmons null
561 He that boasts of his ancestors confesses he has no virtue of his own. English Proverb Proverb - English null
562 A fool may ask more questions in an hour than a wise man can answer in seven years. English Proverb Proverb - English null
563 A man of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds. English Proverb Proverb - English null
564 Watermelon, it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face. Enrico Caruso Caruso, Enrico null
565 And have you not received faculties which will enable you to bear all that happens to you? Have you not received greatness of spirit? Have you not received courage? Have you not received endurance? Epictetus Epictetus null
566 If any one speak ill of thee, consider whether he hath truth on his side; and if so, reform thyself, that his censures may not affect thee. Epictetus Epictetus null
567 People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
568 The passionate pursuit of the nonessential and the extravagant is one of the chief traits of human uniqueness. Unlike other forms of life, man's greatest exertions are made in the pursuit not of necessities but of superfluities. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
569 Intolerance is the "do not touch" sign on something that cannot bear touching. We do not mind having our hair ruffled, but we will not tolerate any familiarity with the toupee which covers our baldness. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
570 Handling people need not be so difficult - all you need is inexhaustible patience, unfailing insight, unshakable nervous stability, an unbreakable will, decisive judgment, infrangible physique, irrepressible spirits, plus unfeigned affection for all peopl Eric Webster Webster, Eric null
571 Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the catholic church. America gets Hollywood. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
572 My ideal of a writer's life is Colette's; to chronicle all the ages of woman; to take risks, try different kinds of expression - from novels to plays to journalism - and to steadfastly refuse to be trapped in a single persona. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
573 She ate lots of chocolate but never got fat - a sure sign of demonic possession. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
574 Man's main task in life is to give birth to himself, to become what he potentially is. The most important product of his effort is his own personality. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
575 My father, a good man, told me, "Never lose your ignorance; you cannot replace it." Erich Maria Remarque Remarque, Erich Maria null
576 I get very disgusted with the younger generation of women. We had a torch to pass, and they are just sitting there. They don't realize it can be taken away. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
577 In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
578 People shop for a bathing suit with more care than they do a husband or wife. The rules are the same. Look for something you'll feel comfortable wearing. Allow room to grow. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
579 If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
580 Limousines used to be reserved for the ruling class, or, on special occasions, for the working class. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
581 Today, limousines are like taxicabs with the door handles still intact. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
582 If you go long enough without a bath even the fleas will let you alone. Ernie Pyle Pyle, Ernie null
583 It had been startling and disappointing to me to find out that story books had been written by people, that books were not natural wonders, coming up of themselves like grass. Eudora Welty Welty, Eudora null
584 The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing. Eugene Delacroix Delacroix, Eugene null
585 Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other. Eugene Field Field, Eugene null
586 One should be either sad or joyful. Contentment is a warm sty for eaters and sleepers. Eugene O'Neill O'Neill, Eugene null
587 Collecting is the only socially commendable form of greed. Eugene Schwartz Schwartz, Eugene null
588 Save your money, dress better, and catch a better husband. Evelyn Waugh, To Nancy Mitford Waugh, Evelyn null
589 Great literature is simply language charged with meaning to the utmost degree. Ezra Pound Pound, Ezra null
590 Conduct is the great profession. Behavior is the perpetual revealing of us. What a man does, tells us what he is. F. D. Huntington Huntington, F. D. null
591 For a statesman - any schoolchild knows that hot air rises to the top. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
592 One thing I know about march - whether it storms or shines, it is the key to spring. Faith Baldwin Baldwin, Faith null
593 Nearly every man is a firm believer in heredity until his son makes a fool of himself. Famous Anonymous Unknown null
594 It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to. Fannie Hurst Hurst, Fannie null
595 The reason the All-American boy prefers beauty to brains is that the All-American boy can see better than he can think. Farrah Fawcett Fawcett, Farrah null
596 Choose not your friends by outward show, for the feather floats where the pearl lies low. Faye Fullmer Fullmer, Faye null
597 True education makes for inequality; the inequality of individuality, the inequality of success; the glorious inequality of talent, of genius - for inequality, not mediocrity, and individual superiority, not standardization, is the measure of the progress Felix E. Schelling Schelling, Felix E. null
598 Advertising is nothing more than a technique to keep people in a state of perpetual dissatisfaction with what they possess and in a permanent state of itchy acquisitiveness. Felix Greene Greene, Felix null
599 Frequently a big advantage can be gained by knowing how to give in at the right moment. Fenelon Fenelon null
600 A fanatic is a man that does what he thinks the Lord would do if he knew the facts of the case. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
601 People tell me to be frank but how can I when I don't dare to know myself? Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
602 No man can be a sound lawyer who is not well-read in the laws of Moses. Fisher Ames Ames, Fisher null
603 There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher. Flannery O'Connor O'Connor, Flannery null
604 It is not the correct thing to invite many people who like to monopolize conversation; one of this kind will be found amply sufficient. Florence Howe Hall Hall, Florence Howe null
605 Fundamentalism, with its born-again regression, its pink-and-gold concept of heaven, its literal-mindedness, its rambunctious good cheer, its anti-intellectualism, its puerile hymns, and its faith-healing are made to order for King Kid America. Florence King King, Florence null
606 Scientists are rarely to be counted among the fun people. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
607 When someone asks, "Why do you think he's not calling me?" there's always one answer - "He's not interested." There's not ever any other answer. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
608 Salad is not a meal. It is a style. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
609 Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning, restless urge to write or paint, simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
610 Never allow your child to call you by your first name. He hasn't known you long enough. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
611 Men who are deaf to the claims of mercy, and oblivious to the demands of justice, can feel when money is slipping from their pockets. Frances Watkins Harper Harper, Frances Watkins null
612 Knowledge itself is power. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
613 The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
614 It is in life as it is in ways. The shortest way is commonly the foulest, and surely the fairer way is not much about. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
615 I knew one that when he wrote a letter he would put that which was most material in the postscript, as if it had been a bymatter. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
616 In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs. Francis Darwin Darwin, Francis null
617 A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. Francis O'Walsh O'Walsh, Francis null
618 No Santa Claus! Thank God, he lives and he lives forever. Francis P. Church Church, Francis P. null
619 The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with facts is a fool Frank A. Garbutt Garbutt, Frank A. null
620 A "new thinker," when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought. Frank L. Colby Colby, Frank L. null
621 Many wealthy people are little more than janitors of their possessions. Frank Lloyd Wright Wright, Frank Lloyd null
622 To produce an income tax return that has any depth to it, any feeling, one must have lived, and suffered. Frank Sullivan Sullivan, Frank null
623 Be a good listener. Your ears will never get you in trouble. Frank Tyger Tyger, Frank null
624 I have no expectation of making a hit every time I come to bat. What I seek is the highest possible batting average. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
625 A good leader can't get too far ahead of his followers. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
626 New ideas can be good or bad, the same as always. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
627 Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
628 In the order named, these are the hardest to control: wine, women, and song. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
629 Quietness is indeed a sign of strength. But quietness may also help one to achieve strength. Franz Kafka Kafka, Franz null
630 If I could get my membership fee back, I'd resign from the human race. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
631 I like long walks. Especially when they're taken by people who annoy me. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
632 Was she old? When they lit the candles on her birthday cake, six people were overcome by the heat. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
633 Drive out prejudices through the door, and they will return through the window. Frederick II Frederick II null
634 All religions must be tolerated, for every man must get to heaven in his own way. Frederick The Great Frederick The Great null
635 If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers. Frederick The Great Frederick The Great null
636 One meets his destiny often in the road he takes to avoid it. French Proverb Proverb - French null
637 When a man finds no peace within himself, it is useless to seek it elsewhere. French Proverb Proverb - French null
638 Children have more need of models than of critics. French Proverb Proverb - French null
639 Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason. French Proverb Proverb - French null
640 Men count up the faults of those who keep them waiting. French Proverb Proverb - French null
641 Forty is the old age of youth. Fifty is the youth of old age. French Proverb Proverb - French null
642 The mind is an iceberg; it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water. Freud Freud, Sigmund null
643 Lightning can light up the world, but it can't warm up a stove. Friedrich Hebbel Hebbel, Friedrich null
644 It's incredible how much intelligence is used in this world to prove nonsense. Friedrich Hebbel Hebbel, Friedrich null
645 The atomic bomb in the hands of a Francis of Assisi would be less harmful than a pistol in the hand of a thug; what makes the bomb dangerous is not the energy it contains, but the man who uses it. Fulton J. Sheen Sheen, Bishop Fulton J. null
646 Too high a price is asked for harmony, and so I hasten to give back my entrance ticket. It's not God that I don't accept, only I most respectfully return him the ticket. Fyodor Dostoevsky Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich null
647 So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship. Fyodor Dostoevsky Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich null
648 If a woman rebels against high heeled shoes, she should take care to do it in a very smart hat. G. B. Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
649 He knows nothing; he thinks he knows everything - that clearly points to a political career. G. B. Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
650 You see things and say "Why?" but I dream things that never were and I say "Why not?" G. B. Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
651 Spy and the world spies with you; get caught and you're on your own. G. Brown Brown, G. null
652 That man is the noblest creature may also be inferred from the fact that no other creature has yet contested this claim. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
653 You can make a better living in the world as a soothsayer than as a truthsayer. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
654 If all mankind were suddenly to practice honesty, many thousands of people would be sure to starve. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
655 Let us not say, every man is the architect of his own fortune; but let us say, every man is the architect of his own character. G. D. Boardman Boardman, G. D. null
656 Farmers ought to learn to make better fences; why not establish a fencing school for their benefit? G. D. Prentice Prentice, George Dennison null
657 A man bitten by a dog, no matter if the animal is mad or not, is apt to get mad himself. G. D. Prentiss Prentice, George Dennison null
658 The great consulting room of a wise man is the library. G. Dawson Dawson, G. null
659 One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man. G. Fordyce Fordyce, G. null
660 Character is built out of circumstances. - from exactly the same materials one man builds palaces, while another builds hovels. G. H. Lewes Lewes, George Henry null
661 Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
662 Honor is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall porters. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
663 Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
664 A vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
665 The telescope makes the world smaller; it is only the microscope that makes it larger. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
666 Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump. You may be freeing him from being a camel. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
667 There are no uninteresting things, only uninteresting people. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
668 The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
669 Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
670 Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up. James A. Garfield Garfield, James A. null
671 Brilliance is like four-wheel drive: it enables a person to get stuck in even more remote places. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
672 Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it is a problem to be overcome. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
673 An enemy is a successful person whose views oppose your own. Gary Wright Wright, Gary null
674 When the waitress puts the dinner on the table, the old men look at the dinner. The young men look at the waitress. Gelett Burgess Burgess, Gelett null
675 When a person visits you, remember he's your guest; receive him very kindly, and be sure he has the best. Gelett Burgess Burgess, Gelett null
676 No one in the whole world knows all a man's bignessses and all his littlenesses as his wife does. Gene Stratton Porter Porter, Gene Stratton null
677 The measure of the progress of civilization is the progress of the people. George Bancroft Bancroft, George null
678 Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
679 It is assumed that the woman must wait, motionless, until she is wooed. That is how the spider waits for the fly. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
680 No man is bad enough to tell the truth about himself. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
681 The worst sin toward our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: that's the essence of inhumanity. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
682 I showed my appreciation of my native land in the usual Irish way: by getting out of it as soon as I possibly could. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
683 The things most people want to know about are usually none of their business. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
684 Do not try to live forever, you will not succeed. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
685 Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
686 What the world calls originality is only an unaccustomed method of tickling it. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
687 Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city. George Burns Burns, George null
688 There were twelve kids in my family, and my mother's idea of liberation was to get into the kitchen. George Burns Burns, George null
689 You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. George Burns Burns, George null
690 When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights. George Burns Burns, George null
691 I've watched so much Olympics that when Barbara asked me to move a piece of furniture, I asked her, "What's the degree of difficulty?" George Bush Bush, George H. W. null
692 I saw a sign that said, "coming soon - a 24-hour restaurant." and I thought, "well, that's unusual. At least try it for a week or two, and see if you can build a clientele." George Carlin Carlin, George null
693 As grown-ups, we never get to "wave bye-bye." I think it would be fun. "Steve, the boss is sailing for Europe; we're all going down to the dock to wave bye-bye." George Carlin Carlin, George null
694 My parents chose what, at the time, was the very latest method of childbirth. You've heard of Lamaze? This was La Paz. The mother receives powerful narcotics, the father is sent to Bolivia, and the nurse does all the screaming. George Carlin Carlin, George null
695 The only thing that continues to give us more for our money is a weighing machine. George Clark Clark, George null
696 Opinions: men's thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thought about small ones: dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments. George Eliot Eliot, George null
697 As to memory, it is known that this frail faculty naturally lets drop the facts which are less flattering to our self-love - when it does not retain them carefully as subjects not to be approached, marshy spots with a warning flag over them. George Eliot Eliot, George null
698 I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them. George Eliot Eliot, George null
699 He is like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow. George Eliot Eliot, George null
700 Football combines two grim features of American life, violence and committee meetings. George F. Will Will, George F. null
701 To be an intelligent fan is to participate in something. It is an activity, a form of appreciating that is good for the individual's soul, and hence for society. George F. Will Will, George F. null
702 Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy. George Herbert Herbert, George null
703 Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace. George Herbert Herbert, George null
704 I hold that companionship is a matter of mutual weakness. We like that man or woman best who has the same faults we have. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
705 A man may be said to love most truly that woman in whose company he can feel drowsy in comfort. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
706 An optimist is a fellow who believes a housefly is looking for a way to get out. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
707 I'm hoping that a twelve-year-old boy or girl will enjoy it. But I'm not dumbing it down. I think I'm making it with enough credibility so that anybody can watch it. George Lucas, On "Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace" Lucas, George null
708 A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it. George Moore Moore, George null
709 The existence of good bad literature - and the fact that one can be amused or excited or even moved by a book that one's intellect simply refuses to take seriously - is a reminder that art is not the same thing as cerebration. George Orwell Orwell, George null
710 You are noticed more if you stand on your head than you are if you are the right way up. George Orwell Orwell, George null
711 Forgiveness is the fragrance of the violet that clings fast to the heel that crushed it. George Roemisch Roemisch, George null
712 Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. George Sand Sand, George null
713 Liszt said to me today that God alone deserves to be loved. It may be true, but when one has loved a man it is very difficult to love God. It is so different. George Sand Sand, George null
714 To be made evident, truth must be sought for; for of itself it is slow to appear, and between ourselves and God the obstacles are so many! George Sand Sand, George null
715 Faith is an excitement and an enthusiasm; it is a condition of intellectual magnificence to which we must cling as to a treasure, and not squander on our way through life in the small coin of empty words, or in exact and priggish argument. George Sand Sand, George null
716 The soul is the voice of the body's interests. George Santayana Santayana, George null
717 A man's memory may almost become the art of continually varying and misrepresenting his past, according to his interests in the present. George Santayana Santayana, George null
718 Animal optimism is a great renovator and disinfectant in the world. George Santayana Santayana, George null
719 The minute you start talking about what you are going to do if you lose, you have lost. George Shult Shult, George null
720 The essence of life consists in longing for more life. George Simmel Simmel, George null
721 Undertake not what you cannot perform but be careful to keep your promises. George Washington Washington, George null
722 Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively. Gerald Ford Ford, Gerald R. null
723 The American people want a dialogue between them and their president. And if we can't have that opportunity of talking with one another, seeing one another, shaking hands with one another, something has gone wrong in our society. Gerald R. Ford Ford, Gerald R. null
724 Did you ever see a giraffe? It is like seeing something from between the regions of truth and fiction. Geraldine Jewsbury Jewsbury, Geraldine null
725 Libraries are reservoirs of strength, grace and wit, reminders of order, calm and continuity, lakes of mental energy, neither warm nor cold, light nor dark. In any library in the world, I am at home, unselfconscious, still and absorbed. Germaine Greer Greer, Germaine null
726 There is no eel so small that it does not hope to become a whale German Proverb Proverb - German null
727 I do want to get rich but I never want to do what there is to do to get rich. Gertrude Stein Stein, Gertrude longer version from Fall 2012 replaced short one
728 In the United States there is more space where nobody is than where anybody is. That is what makes America what it is. Gertrude Stein Stein, Gertrude null
729 If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him, you will always remember. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
730 Tradition does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are living. Gilbert Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
731 A cat is, by and large, sophisticated and complex, and capable of creating three-act plays around any single piece of action. Gladys Taber Taber, Gladys null
732 The important thing in acting is to be able to laugh and cry. If I have to cry, I think of my sex life. If I have to laugh, I think of my sex life. Glenda Jackson Jackson, Glenda null
733 America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people. Gloria Steinem Steinem, Gloria null
734 What has the women's movement learned from Geraldine Ferraro's candidacy for vice president? Never get married. Gloria Steinem Steinem, Gloria null
735 All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year. Gloria Swanson Swanson, Gloria null
736 Writing the story of you own life, I know now, is an agonizing experience, a bit like drilling your own teeth. Gloria Swanson Swanson, Gloria null
737 When I die my epitaph should read "She paid the bills." Gloria Swanson Swanson, Gloria null
738 We can offer up much in the large, but to make sacrifices in the little things is what we are seldom equal to. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
739 Love is an ideal thing. Marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
740 Deprive the average man of his illusions and you will rob him of his happiness. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
741 We do not become free by refusing to acknowledge something above us, but by respecting something above us. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
742 If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
743 Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
744 Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
745 Life is a quarry out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
746 It is as though eternal harmony were conversing with itself, as it may have happened in God's bosom shortly before he created the world. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe, On Hearing Bach's Organ Works Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
747 Nothing in life just happens. You have to have the stamina to meet the obstacles and overcome them. Golda Meir Meir, Golda null
748 People like Brigitte Bardot can speak with their bodies. I guess I speak with my face. Goldie Hawn Hawn, Goldie null
749 To make a fine gentleman several trades are required, but chiefly, a barber. Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
750 The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in somebody else's. Goodman Ace Ace, Goodman null
751 Today's public figures can no longer write their own speeches or books, and there is some evidence that they can't read them either. Gore Vidal Vidal, Gore null
752 Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin. Grace Hansen Hansen, Grace null
753 Excellence resides in quality not quantity; the best is always few and rare; much lowers value. Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
754 He (Fred Astaire) is the nearest we are ever likely to get to a human Mickey Mouse. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
755 Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
756 The market is a place set apart where men may deceive each other. Greek Proverb Proverb - Greek null
757 I wish I could tell you my age, but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time. Greer Garson Garson, Greer null
758 It could be so beautiful here if the Americans themselves had not made it so ugly with their big buildings, their millions of cars, and noise. Greta Garbo Garbo, Greta null
759 Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it. Greta Garbo Garbo, Greta null
760 Nature didn't make us perfect so she did the next best thing. She made us blind to our faults. Grit Grit null
761 I don't have a photograph, but you can have my footprints. They're upstairs in my socks. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
762 Pardon me, ma'am, I thought you were a guy I know in Pittsburgh. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
763 She got her good looks from her father; he's a plastic surgeon. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
764 I was so long in writing the review that I never got around to reading the book. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
765 Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it and misapplying the wrong remedies. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
766 The ship of democracy, which has weathered many storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard. Grover Cleveland Cleveland, Grover null
767 A man cannot know everything, but everyone has to have something he knows thoroughly. Gustav Freytag Freytag, Gustav null
768 Unless the job means more than the pay, it will never pay more. H. Bertram Lewis Lewis, H. Bertram null
769 The origin of civilization is man's determination to do nothing for himself which he can get done for him. H. C. Bailey Bailey, H. C. null
770 Democracy is based on the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people. H. E. Fosdick Fosdick, Harry Emerson null
771 The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee. H. E. Jansen Jansen, H. E. null
772 Let your love be stronger than your hate or anger. Learn the wisdom of compromise, for it is better to bend a little than to break. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
773 Oratory: the art of making deep noises from the chest that sound like important messages from the brain. H. I. Phillips Phillips, H. I. null
774 I've made it a rule never to drink by daylight and never to refuse a drink after dark. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
775 Most philosophical treatises show the human cerebrum loaded far beyond its plimsoll mark. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
776 The talk of small boys among themselves consists almost entirely of boasting. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
777 Love is based on a view of women that is impossible to those who have had any experience with them. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
778 Every man sees in his relatives a series of grotesque caricatures of himself. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
779 Love is the triumph of imagination over intelligence. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
780 High-toned humanitarians constantly overestimate the sufferings of those they sympathize with. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
781 Some politicians, if their constituents were cannibals, would promise them missionaries for dinner. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
782 Metaphysics: an attempt to prove the incredible by an appeal to the unintelligible. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
783 If you see a snake, just kill it. Don't appoint a committee on snakes. H. Ross Perot Perot, H. Ross null
784 The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm. H. W. Arnold Arnold, H. W. null
785 A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
786 Fear is a kind of bell ...it is the soul's signal for rallying. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
787 Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
788 Our life is but a new form of the way men have lived from the beginning. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
789 Debt is like any other trap, easy enough to get into, but hard enough to get out of. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
790 Rumors are like bees; the more you fight with them the more you don't get rid of them. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
791 Take the humbug out of this world and you haven't much left to do business with. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
792 Somewhere in the world there is an epigram for every dilemma. H. W. Van Loan Van Loan, H. W. null
793 Youth today must be strong, unafraid, and a better taxpayer than its father. H. Wade Wade, H. null
794 There is no gilding of setting sun or glamour of poetry to light up the ferocious and endless toil of the farmers' wives. Hamlin Garland Garland, Hamlin null
795 Revolutionaries do not make revolutions. The revolutionaries are those who know when power is lying in the street and then they can pick it up. Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah null
796 The world does not require so much to be informed as to be reminded. Hannah More More, Hannah null
797 I'd rather be a host than a guest. As Beerbohm observed, a happy host is a sad guest. Harold Acton Acton, Harold null
798 When you're abroad you're a politician; when you're at home you're just a politician. Harold MacMillan MacMillan, Harold null
799 Whoever kindles the flames of intolerance is lighting a fire underneath his own home. Harold Stassen Stassen, Harold null
800 A ring on the finger is worth two on the phone. Harold Thompson Thompson, Harold null
801 The one thing that doesn't abide by majority rule is a person's conscience. Harper Lee Lee, Harper null
802 Work is something you want to get done. Play is something you just like to be doing. Harry Leon Wilson Wilson, Harry Leon null
803 Sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. Harry Overstreet Overstreet, Harry A. null
804 Men often mistake notoriety for fame, and would rather be remarked for their vices and follies than not be noticed at all. Harry S. Truman Truman, Harry S. null
805 There are only eighteen inches between a pat on the back and a kick in the rump. Hattie McDaniel McDaniel, Hattie null
806 One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take. Havelock Ellis Ellis, Havelock null
807 Melody is the main thing. Harmony is useful only to charm the ears. Haydn Hayden, Robert null
808 Should one person tell you you have donkey ears, take no notice, should two tell you so, procure a saddle for yourself. Hebrew Proverb Proverb - Hebrew null
809 The wedding march always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle. Heinrich Heine Heine, Heinrich null
810 The men of action are, after all, the uncommon instruments of the men of thought. Heinrich Heine Heine, Heinrich null
811 A picture that is beautiful, or that comes off, or that works, looks as if it was all made at one stroke. Helen Frankenthaler Frankenthaler, Helen null
812 We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
813 Before marriage, a man will lie awake thinking about something you said; after marriage, he'll fall asleep before you finish saying it. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
814 It's as hard to get a man to stay home after you've married him as it was to get him to go home before you married him. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
815 Marriage is like twirling a baton, or eating with chopsticks; it looks so easy till you try it. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
816 A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
817 The honeymoon is not actually over until we cease to stifle our sighs and begin to stifle our yawns. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
818 I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest. Helene Hanff Hanff, Helene null
819 If at first you don't succeed - so much for skydiving. Henny Youngman Youngman, Henny null
820 Have I got a mother in law! She's so neat she puts paper under the cuckoo clock. Henny Youngman Youngman, Henny null
821 Every life is a profession of faith, and exercises an inevitable and silent propaganda. As far as lies in its power, it tends to transform the universe and humanity into its own image. Henri Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
822 Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius. Henri Frederic Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
823 A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen Ibsen, Henrik null
824 The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone. Henrik Ibsen Ibsen, Henrik null
825 A statesman's final test is whether he has made a contribution to the well-being of mankind. Henry A. Kissinger Kissinger, Henry A. null
826 Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts. Henry Adams Adams, Henry Brooks null
827 I have a great deal of company in the house, especially in the morning when nobody calls. Henry D. Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
828 The memory of some past moments is more persuasive than the experience of present ones. There have been visions of such breadth and brightness that these motes were invisible in their light. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
829 The words which express our faith and piety are not definite; yet they are significant and fragrant like frankincense to superior natures. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
830 What men call social virtues, good fellowship, is commonly but the virtue of pigs in a litter, which lie close together to keep each other warm. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
831 There will never be a free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived, and treats him accordingly. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
832 I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life, to live so sturdily and Spartan-like as to put to rout all that was not life, to cut a broad swath and shave close, to drive life into a corner, and reduce it to its lowest terms. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
833 Some circumstantial evidence is very strong, as when you find a trout in the milk. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
834 Read the best books first or you may not have a chance to read them at all. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
835 It is not worthwhile to go round the world to count the cats in Zanzibar. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
836 I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself than be crowded on a velvet cushion. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
837 I'm not really Henry Fonda. Nobody could have that much integrity. Henry Fonda Fonda, Henry null
838 Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
839 Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it; if you are sick you shouldn't take it. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
840 Some day the ethics of business will be universally recognized, and in that day business will be seen to be the oldest and most useful of all the professions. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
841 An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
842 Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
843 It is easy to give alms; it is better that we work to make the giving of alms unnecessary. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
844 Art among a religious race produces relics among; a military one, trophies, among a commercial one, articles of trade. Henry Fuseli Fuseli, Henry null
845 What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character? Henry James James, Henry null
846 Competing pressures tempt one to believe that an issue deferred is a problem avoided; more often it is a crisis invented. Henry Kissinger Kissinger, Henry A. null
847 Ninety percent of the politicians give the other ten percent a bad reputation. Henry Kissinger Kissinger, Henry A. null
848 The gentle wind, a sweet and passionate wooer, kisses the blushing leaf. Henry Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
849 Human beings make a strange fauna and flora. From a distance they appear negligible; close up they are apt to appear ugly and malicious. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
850 One can be absolutely truthful and sincere even though admittedly the most outrageous liar. Fiction and invention are of the very fabric of life. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
851 Man will debauch himself with ideas, he will reduce himself to a shadow if for only one second of his life he can close his eyes to the hideousness of reality. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
852 Truth lies within a little and certain compass, but error is immense. Henry St. John St. John, Henry null
853 The conservation of natural resources is, and has been for half a century, the paramount domestic issue before the American people. Henry Steele Commager Commager, Henry Steele null
854 And the night shall be filled with music, and the cares, that infest the day, shall fold their tents, like the Arabs, and as silently steal away. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
855 The soul is audible, not visible. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
856 If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
857 Conceit is the most incurable disease that is known to the human soul. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
858 I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
859 In this world, often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
860 Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life. Herbert Henry Asquith Asquith, Herbert Henry null
861 Peace is not made at the council table, or by treaties, but in the hearts of men Herbert Hoover Hoover, Herbert Clark null
862 Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty. Herbert Hoover Hoover, Herbert Clark null
863 His joints creaked like those of an old weather beaten wooden farm gate. Herbert Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
864 Self-confidence: a personal trait that is closely related to conceit. Herbert Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
865 He was as polished, and as hard, as the brass plate upon which his name was etched. Herbert Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
866 Hero-worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom. Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert null
867 A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
868 If marriage is to be a success one should obviously begin by marrying the right person. Hermann Keyserling Keyserling, Hermann null
869 I got all the schooling an actress needs. That is, I learned to write enough to sign contracts. Hermione Gingold Gingold, Hermione null
870 I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart that can be cured only with gold. Hernando Cortes Cortes, Hernando null
871 Almost nobody means precisely what he says when he makes the declaration, "I'm in favor of free speech." Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
872 All our artists and cultural institutions are an integral part of what we call America, and we must work very hard not only to preserve and nurture, but to love them, because of the impact they make on our lives. Hillary Rodham Clinton Clinton, Hillary Rodham null
873 They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing. Hindu Proverb Proverb - Hindu null
874 In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls. Honore De Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
875 And if you include me among the lyric poets, I'll hold my head so high it'll strike the stars. Horace Horace null
876 Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wing; the only certainty is oblivion. Horace Greeley Greeley, Horace null
877 The object of punishment is prevention from evil: it never can be made impulsive to good. Horace Mann Mann, Horace null
878 In my youth I thought of writing a satire on mankind, but now in my age I think I should write an apology for them. Horace Walpole Walpole, Horace null
879 Son, you have to guard against speaking more clearly than you think. Howard Baker's Father Baker, Howard's Father null
880 People forget how fast you did a job, but they remember how well you did it. Howard W. Newton Newton, Howard W. null
881 Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother in law. Hubert H. Humphrey Humphrey, Hubert H. null
882 Hatred is never anything but fear - if you feared no one, you would hate no one. Hugh Downs Downs, Hugh null
883 Never under any circumstances write comedy for laughs. This is as ruinous as believing that your wife means it when she says, "Tell me all about her. I swear I don't mind." Hugh Leonard Leonard, Hugh null
884 Without frugality few would be rich, and with it, few would be poor. Ignatius Ignatius null
885 A lot of people say, "how does it feel to be in the rock and roll hall of fame?" I don't feel nothing, I was just doing something I like doing. Ike Turner Turner, Ike null
886 The only suitable gift for the man who has everything is your deepest sympathy. Imogene Fey Fey, Imogene null
887 I always wanted to do comedies but nobody discovered this until my old age. They think all Swedes are like Garbo. Ingrid Bergman Bergman, Ingrid null
888 Writing is like getting married. One should never commit oneself until one is amazed at one's luck. Iris Murdoch Murdoch, Iris null
889 The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent. Irving Berlin Berlin, Irving null
890 By the time a man finds greener pastures, he also finds he can't climb the fence. Irving Scheel Scheel, Irving null
891 We must find methods of maintaining a healthy ecological balance on earth. If there is any spare effort left over from these absolute necessities, we can put them into other projects - otherwise not. Isaac Asimov Asimov, Isaac null
892 I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way and that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever. Isak Dinesen Dinesen, Isak null
893 The flamingos are the most delicately colored of all the African birds, pink and red like a flying twig of an oleander bush. Isak Dinesen Dinesen, Isak null
894 We fight to great disadvantage when we fight with those who have nothing to lose. Italian Proverb Proverb - Italian null
895 Of three things the devil makes a stew: lawyers' tongues, lovers' promises and ungrateful children. Italian Proverb Proverb - Italian null
896 If we wait for the moment when everything, absolutely everything, is ready we shall never begin. Ivan Turgenev Turgenev, Ivan null
897 Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities, like two sides of a dollar bill, each different in design. Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other. Ivy Baker Priest Priest, Ivy Baker null
898 Toil and be strong. By toil the flaccid nerves grow firm, and gain a more compacted tone. J. Armstrong Armstrong, J. null
899 Any young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money. J. Bailey Bailey, J. null
900 A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation. J. F. Clarke Clarke, J. F. null
901 Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself. James F. Stephens Stephens, James F. null
902 That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures. J. G. Holland Holland, J. G. null
903 A man always has two reasons for doing something: a good reason and the real reason. J. P. Morgan Morgan, J. P. null
904 If you can count your money, you are not really a rich man. J. Paul Getty Getty, J. Paul null
905 It is no shame to a man that he should be as nice about his country as about his sweetheart. J. R. Russell Russell, J. R. null
906 My best feature's my smile. And smiles - praise heaven - don't get fat. Jack Nicholson Nicholson, Jack null
907 You say, "Let's get it done real," but acting is just one version of the unreal after another. Jack Nicholson Nicholson, Jack null
908 Without everybody embracing what we want to do, we haven't got a prayer. Jack Welch Welch, Jack null
909 Don't finesse the numbers; tell it like it is, address the harsh realities of your situations. Jack Welch Welch, Jack null
910 Self-confidence is the fuel of productivity and creativity, decisiveness and speed. Jack Welch Welch, Jack null
911 A coward flees backward, away from new things. A man of courage flees forward, in the midst of new things. Jacques Maritain Maritain, Jacques null
912 The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions. James A. Garfield Garfield, James A. null
913 Nine times out of ten the best thing that can happen to a young man is to be tossed overboard and compelled to sink or swim. James A. Garfield Garfield, James A. null
914 A man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind. James Adams Adams, James null
915 We live in an age when silence is not only criminal but suicidal. If they take you in the morning, they will be coming for us that night. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
916 Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
917 The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
918 Why is the king of hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache? James Branch Branch, James null
919 The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true. James Branch Cabell Cabell, James Branch null
920 Medicine: the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence. James Bryce Bryce, James null
921 A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has its boots on. James Callaghan Callaghan, James null
922 Slogans are both exciting and comforting, but they are also powerful opiates for the conscience. James Conant Conant, James null
923 I had a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that all the truths were known. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
924 Help a man in trouble and he will remember you when he's in trouble again. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
925 Every time we see Hamlet in a new and improved version, it almost seems as though we have lost him. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
926 Adults have trouble opening the safety cap on aspirin bottles but children can do it easily. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
927 Contract bridge was invented to save people the embarrassment of having to talk to each other. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
928 The artist, like the God of the creation, remains within or behind or beyond or above his handiwork, invisible, refined out of existence, indifferent, paring his fingernails. James Joyce Joyce, James null
929 Riverrun, past Eve and Adam's, from swerve of shore to bend of bay, brings us by a commodious vicus of recirculation back to Howth Castle and environs. James Joyce Joyce, James null
930 Every book has a strong individual character, like a leader among men. James K. Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
931 Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will bring about right results. James L. Allen Allen, James L. null
932 A little flattery will support a man through the great fatigue. James Monroe Monroe, James null
933 They are slaves who fear to speak for the fallen and the weak. James R. Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
934 Most of our so-called reasoning consists in finding arguments for going on believing as we already do. James Robinson Robinson, James Harvey null
935 He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
936 What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
937 Democracy is a form of government that gives every man a right to be his own oppressor. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
938 It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
939 Life is not any use at all unless we find a laugh here and there. James F. Stephens Stephens, James F. null
940 If your husband ceases to call you "sugarfoot" or "candy eyes" or "cutie fudge pie" during the first year of your marriage, it is not necessarily a sign that he has come to take you for granted or that he no longer cares. James Thurber Thurber, James null
941 Early to rise and early to bed makes a man healthy, wealthy and dead. James Thurber Thurber, James null
942 No man who has wrestled with a self adjusting card table can ever be quite the man he once was. James Thurber Thurber, James null
943 All men should strive to learn before they die, what they are running from, and to, and why. James Thurber Thurber, James null
944 He and I should not in the least agree of course, in our ideas of nobels and heroines; pictures of perfection as you know make me sick and wicked. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
945 One man's way may be as good as another, but we all like our own best. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
946 After all, what is reality anyway? Nothing but a collective hunch. Jane Wagner Wagner, Jane null
947 Hint to farmers: what ought to be done today, do it, for tomorrow it may rain. Jared Eliot Eliot, Jared null
948 Art produces ugly things which frequently become beautiful with time. Fashion, on the other hand, produces beautiful things which always become ugly with time. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
949 Sarcasm is the language of the devil; for which reason I have long since as good as renounced it. Jean De La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
950 Next to sound judgement, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world. Jean De La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
951 The Montreal Olympics can no more have a deficit than a man can have a baby. Jean Drapeau Drapeau, Jean null
952 No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth. Jean Giraudoux Giraudoux, Jean null
953 Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck. If you live through it, you start looking very carefully to the right and to the left. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
954 Some people have such a talent for making the best of a bad situation that they go around creating bad situations so they can make the best of them. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
955 Free people, remember this maxim: we may acquire liberty, but it is never recovered if it is once lost. Jean Rousseau Rousseau, Jean-Jacques null
956 Avarice is like a pig which seeks its food in the mud, without caring where it comes from. Jean Vianney Vianney, Jean null
957 To age well it helps to have two things: fame and money. Jeanne Moreau Moreau, Jeanne null
958 Man must be invented each day. Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre, Jean-Paul null
959 You are free, therefore choose - that is to say, invent. No rule of general morality can show you what you ought to do. Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre, Jean-Paul null
960 Jazz music is to be played sweet, soft, plenty rhythm. Jelly Roll Morton Morton, Jelly Roll null
961 If you don't have good stories to tell on your deathbed, what good was living? Jennifer Tilly Tilly, Jennifer null
962 Music is almost as dangerous as gunpowder; and it maybe requires looking after no less than the press, or the mint. 'Tis possible a public regulation might not be amiss. Jeremy Collier Collier, Jeremy null
963 Enjoy the blessings of the day if God sends them: and the evils bear patiently and sweetly; for this day only is ours: we are dead to yesterday, and not born to tomorrow. Jeremy Taylor Taylor, Jeremy null
964 The greatest evils are from within us; and from ourselves also we must look for the greatest good. Jeremy Taylor Taylor, Jeremy null
965 I want a house that has got over all its troubles; I don't want to spend the rest of my life bringing up a young and inexperienced house. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
966 It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
967 I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy. Jerome D. Salinger Salinger, Jerome D. null
968 A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor - for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself. Jessamyn West West, Jessamyn null
969 She is a gray cat, but around her eyes the fur is black, so that she looks a little like those fifteen-year-olds who believe that being Cleopatra is mostly a matter of mascara. Jessamyn West West, Jessamyn null
970 Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things. Jesse Jackson Jackson, Jesse null
971 America is not like a blanket - one piece of unbroken cloth, the same color, the same texture, the same size. America is more like a quilt - many patches, many pieces, many colors many sizes, all woven and held together by a common thread. Jesse Jackson Jackson, Jesse null
972 I'm strong, powerful, and artistic. But I have my doubts as much as anyone. And there are so many more things to life than skating - I hope. Jill Trenary Trenary, Jill null
973 Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon. Jilly Cooper Cooper, Jilly null
974 The lawyer and the doctor and other professional men have often a touch of civilization. The banker and the merchant seldom. Jim Tully Tully, Jim null
975 Golf cart: a method of transporting clubs that has one big advantage; it can't count. Joachim Heinrich Heinrich, Joachim null
976 The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one. Joan Baez Baez, Joan null
977 As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists. Joan Gussow Gussow, Joan null
978 I have flabby thighs, but fortunately my stomach covers them. Joan Rivers Rivers, Joan null
979 I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes, and six months later you have to start all over again. Joan Rivers Rivers, Joan null
980 It doesn't take intelligence to be an actor. Jodie Foster Foster, Jodie null
981 A goal is nothing more than a dream with a time limit. Joe L. Griffith Griffith, Joe L. null
982 The most popular labor saving device today is still a husband with money. Joey Adams Adams, Joey null
983 He who is firm and resolute in will molds the world to himself. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
984 Man is an imitative creature, and whoever is foremost leads the herd. Johann Von Schiller Schiller, Johann Friedrich von null
985 Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing. John Andrew Holmes Holmes, John Andrew null
986 Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both. John Andrew Holmes Holmes, John Andrew null
987 The trouble with this life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
988 Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so... And moreover my mother taught me as a boy (repeatingly) "ever to confess you're bored means you have no inner resources." John Berryman Berryman, John null
989 A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else. John Burroughs Burroughs, John null
990 War destroys men but luxury destroys mankind; at once it corrupts the body and mind. John Crowne Crowne, John null
991 Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination. John Dewey Dewey, John null
992 What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child that must the community want for all its children. John Dewey Dewey, John null
993 Failure is instructive. The person who thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes. John Dewey Dewey, John null
994 One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of it. John Dryden Dryden, John null
995 Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies. John Dryden Dryden, John null
996 A beautiful woman is one I notice; a charming woman is one who notices me. John Erskine Erskine, John null
997 Economic growth without social progress lets the great majority of the people remain in poverty while a privileged few reap the benefits of rising abundance. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
998 The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
999 In essence the renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters. John Fowles Fowles, John null
1000 Artists are the only people in the world who really live. The others have to hope for heaven. John French Sloan Sloan, John French null
1001 I like the hair upon your shoulders, falling like water over boulders. I like the shoulders, too; they are essential. Your collar-bones have great potential, I'd like all your particulars in folders marked confidential. John Fuller Fuller, John null
1002 Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang. John Galsworthy Galsworthy, John null
1003 There, I guess King George will be able to read that. John Hancock Hancock, John null
1004 If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by a spectacular error. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
1005 Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
1006 A wrong decision isn't forever; it can always be reversed. The losses from a delayed decision are forever; they can never be retrieved. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
1007 One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
1008 Those in the cheap seats clap, the rest of you rattle your jewelry. John Lennon Lennon, John null
1009 How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington D. C. as a city that goes around in circles. John Mason Brown Brown, John Mason null
1010 At school I never minded the lessons. I just resented having to work terribly hard at playing. John Mortimer Mortimer, John null
1011 A dose of poison can do its work only once, but a bad book can go on poisoning people's minds for any length of time. John Murray Murray, John null
1012 If two angels were sent down from heaven, one to conduct an empire, and the other to sweep a street, they would feel no inclination to change employments. John Newton Newton, John null
1013 I never deliberately set out to shock, but when people don't walk out of my plays I think there is something wrong. John Osborne Osborne, John null
1014 I can scarcely recollect a single instance of success to anything that I ever undertook. Yet, with fervent gratitude to God, I confess that my life has been equally marked by great and signal success which I neither aimed at nor anticipated. John Quincy Adams Adams, John Quincy null
1015 Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions. John Randolph Randolph, John null
1016 Your railroad, when you come to understand it, is only a device for making the world smaller. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
1017 Say all you have to say in the fewest possible words, or your reader will be sure to skip them; and in the plainest possible words, or he will certainly misunderstand them. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
1018 Give a little love to a child, and you get a great deal back. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
1019 Old friends are best. King James used to call for his old shoes; they were easiest for his feet. John Selden Selden, John null
1020 Facts don't lie - not if you've got enough of 'em. John Stephen Strange Strange, John Stephen null
1021 All good things which exist are the fruits of originality. John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart null
1022 The only purpose for which power can be rightfully exercised over any member of a civilized community, against his will, is to prevent harm to others. His own good, either physical or moral, is not a sufficient warrant. John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart null
1023 The guarantee that our self enjoys an intended relation to the outer world is most, if not all, we ask from religion. God is the self projected onto reality by our natural and necessary optimism. He is the not-me personified. John Updike Updike, John null
1024 Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted, and the problem is that I don't know which half. John Wanamaker Wanamaker, John null
1025 There are fewer things more painful than to recognize one's own faults in others. John Wells Wells, John null
1026 Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there. John Wooden Wooden, John null
1027 No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example. Johnny Carson Carson, Johnny null
1028 It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things. Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1029 When the missionaries arrived, the Africans had the land, and the missionaries had the bible; they taught us to pray with our eyes closed. When we opened them, they had the land and we had the bible. Jomo Kenyatta Kenyatta, Jomo null
1030 No new Planet Hollywoods are opening, which has caused a one-hundred percent decline in opportunities for Bruce Willis to play the harmonica. Jon Stewart Stewart, Jon null
1031 One of the best rules in conversation is, never to say a thing which any of the company can reasonably wish had been left unsaid. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
1032 She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on her with a pitchfork. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
1033 The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb. Jorge Luis Borges Borges, Jorge Luis null
1034 Yesterday's idea does not influence that of today. It influences a man who reacts with a new idea. Jose Ortega y Gasset Gasset, Jose Ortega y null
1035 What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. They are but trifles, to be sure; but, scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
1036 Our disputants put me in mind of the cuttlefish, that when he is unable to extricate himself, blackens all the water about him, till he becomes invisible. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
1037 It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
1038 We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
1039 The departure from the world is regarded not as a fault, but as the first step into that noble path at the remotest turn of which illumination is to be won. Joseph Campbell Campbell, Joseph null
1040 The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on whom she simply depends, is want of courage. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
1041 All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upwards on the miseries or credulities of mankind. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
1042 The intention of every other piece of prose may be discussed and even mistrusted; but the purpose of a cookery book is one and unmistakable. Its object can conceivably be no other than to increase the happiness of mankind. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
1043 You can fool all the people all the time if the advertising is right and the budget is big enough. Joseph E. Levine Levine, Joseph E. null
1044 Within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we will live. Joseph Epstein Epstein, Joseph null
1045 Our body is a well-set clock, which keeps good time, but if it be too much or indiscreetly tampered with, the alarm runs out before the hour. Joseph Hall Hall, Joseph null
1046 For every bad there might be a worse; and when one breaks his leg let him be thankful it was not his neck. Joseph Hall Hall, Joseph null
1047 Whatever makes for dealing with others exhilarates; whatever makes for dealing with oneself depresses. Joseph Joubert Joubert, Joseph null
1048 Every journalist has a novel in him, which is an excellent place for it. Joseph Russell Lynes Jr. Lynes, Joseph Russell, Jr. null
1049 As machines get to be more and more like men, men will come to be more like machines. Joseph Wood Krutch Krutch, Joseph Wood null
1050 Better that a girl has beauty than brains, because boys see better than they think. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1051 Solitude: a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1052 About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1053 As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1054 Most people repent of their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1055 Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1056 Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing well those cards you hold. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1057 There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1058 There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the truth without lying. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1059 If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1060 The road to ruin is always kept in good repair, and the travelers pay the expense of it. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1061 Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1062 Genuine grief is like penitence, not glamorous, but subdued. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
1063 Unless you can find some sort of loyalty, you cannot find unity and peace in your active living. Josiah Royce Royce, Josiah null
1064 Hard labor: a redundancy, like "working mother." Joyce Armor Armor, Joyce null
1065 Our enemy is by tradition our savior, in preventing us from superficiality. Joyce Carol Oates Oates, Joyce Carol null
1066 The greatest assassin of life is haste, the desire to reach things before the right time, which means overreaching them. Juan Ramon Jimenez Jimenez, Juan Ramon null
1067 A young lady is a female child who has just done something dreadful. Judith Martin Martin, Judith null
1068 Losing is the price we pay for living. It is also the source of much of our growth and gain. Judith Viorst Viorst, Judith null
1069 A ship, to run a straight course, can have but one pilot and one steering wheel. Jules Ormont Ormont, Jules null
1070 The relation of genius to talent is the same as that of instinct to reason Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
1071 There are moments when everything turns out right. Don't let it alarm you; they pass Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
1072 The reward of great men is that long after they have died, one is not quite sure that they are dead. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
1073 Noodles are not only amusing but delicious. Julia Child Child, Julia null
1074 How much easier it is to be generous than just! Men are sometimes bountiful who are not honest. Junius Junius null
1075 If it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
1076 Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
1077 You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
1078 The voice of the sea speaks to the soul. The touch of the sea is sensuous, enfolding the body in its soft, close embrace. Kate Chopin Chopin, Kate null
1079 I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true. Katharine Hepburn Hepburn, Katharine null
1080 In the next year or so, my signature will appear on sixty billion dollars of united states currency. More important to me, however, is the signature that appears on my life - the strong, proud, assertive handwriting of a loving father and mother. Katherine D Ortega Ortega, Katherine D. null
1081 I have been a believer in the magic of language since, at a very early age, I discovered that some words got me into trouble and others got me out. Katherine Dunn Dunn, Katherine null
1082 February is just plain malicious. It knows your defenses are down. Katherine Paterson Paterson, Katherine null
1083 It's like the smarter you are, the more things can scare you. Katherine Paterson Paterson, Katherine null
1084 I yield to no one in my admiration for the office as a social center, but it's no place actually to get any work done. Katherine Whitehorn Whitehorn, Katherine null
1085 A food is not necessarily essential because your child hates it. Katherine Whitehorn Whitehorn, Katherine null
1086 Life is easier to take than you'd think; all that is necessary is to accept the impossible, do without the indispensable, and bear the intolerable. Kathleen Norris Norris, Kathleen null
1087 Just the knowledge that a good book is waiting one at the end of a long day makes that day happier. Kathleen Norris Norris, Kathleen null
1088 The memory of having been read to is a solace one carries through adulthood. It can wash over a multitude of parental sins. Kathleen Rockwell Lawrence Lawrence, Kathleen Rockwell null
1089 The big gap between the ability of actors is confidence. Kathleen Turner Turner, Kathleen null
1090 Who cares if the early bird gets the worm? I'll take cinnamon toast and coffee served by a handsome man at noon. Kathy Shaskan Shaskan, Kathy null
1091 One of the first things a bridge player learns is to take it on the shin. Kay Ingram Ingram, Kay null
1092 The most exciting moment of my life was appearing on the stage with Little Richard. Keith Richards Richards, Keith null
1093 Come along... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place. Kenneth Grahame Grahame, Kenneth null
1094 Acting has always been holy to me. When I act I don't get caught lying very often. Kevin Costner Costner, Kevin null
1095 I hear computers basically break down to a bunch of ones and zeros. I don't know how that means I can see naked women on my screen, but God bless you people. Kevin James James, Kevin null
1096 One good thing about living on a farm is that you can fight with your wife without being heard. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1097 Some folks can look so busy doing nothin' that they seem indispensable. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1098 The hardest thing is writing a recommendation for someone we know. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1099 The worst sensation I know of is getting up at night and stepping on a toy train of cars. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1100 An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1101 It is going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1102 The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1103 It would be a swell world if everybody was as pleasant as the fellow who is trying to skin you. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1104 Don't a fellow feel good after he gets out of a store where he nearly bought something. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1105 Classical music is the kind we keep hoping will turn into a tune. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1106 Lots of fellows think a home is only good to borrow money on. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1107 Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1108 There isn't much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1109 It seems the less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1110 I don't know anything as willing, and that seems to enjoy its work, as a revolving door. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
1111 TV cameras seem to add ten pounds to me. So I make it a point never to eat TV cameras. Kitty Carlisle Carlisle, Kitty null
1112 You are at last officially full-grown men and women - what you were biologically by age fifteen or so. I am sorry as I can be that it took so long and cost so much for you to at last receive licenses as grown-ups. Kurt Vonnegut, Commencement Address Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
1113 It strikes me as gruesome and comical that in our culture we have an expectation that a man can always solve his problems. This is so untrue that it makes me want to laugh - or cry. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
1114 It was one of those wet, miserable evenings, gratis copies distributed by November through the year. L. E. Landon Landon, L. E. null
1115 We might be more eager to accept advice if it didn't continually interfere with our plans. L. L. Levinson Levinson, Leonard Louis null
1116 An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves. L. M. Child Child, Lydia M. null
1117 It's so easy to be wicked without knowing it, isn't it? L. M. Montgomery Montgomery, Lucy Maud null
1118 How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares were there any danger of their coming true? L. P. Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
1119 The majority of men employ the first portion of their life in making the other portion miserable. La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
1120 Greater qualities are necessary to bear good fortune than bad. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1121 It is easier to appear worthy of a position one does not hold than of the office which one fills. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1122 Self-interest, though made responsible for all our crimes, often deserves the credit of our good actions. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1123 The violence we do to ourselves in order to remain faithful to the one we love is hardly better than an act of infidelity. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1124 What seems to be generosity is often no more than disguised ambition, which overlooks a small interest in order to secure a great one. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1125 The world more often rewards the appearance of merit than merit itself. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1126 Passion often makes fools of the ablest men, and able men of the most foolish. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1127 If we had no faults of our own, we would not take so much pleasure in noticing those of others. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
1128 Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes. Lady Blessington Blessington, Lady null
1129 The pretty fellows you speak of, I own, entertain me sometimes, but is it possible to be diverted with what one despises? Lady Mary Wortley Montagu Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley null
1130 It isn't the common man at all who is important; it's the uncommon man. Lady Nancy Astor Astor, Lady Nancy null
1131 The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it. Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence null
1132 Pain and pleasure, like light and darkness, succeed each other. Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence null
1133 I don't call it gossip. I call it "emotional speculation." Laurie Colwin Colwin, Laurie null
1134 You may depend upon it that he is a good man whose intimate friends are all good, and whose enemies are decidedly bad. Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
1135 The manner of giving shows the character of the giver more than the gift itself. Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
1136 I love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket. Lawrence Durrell Durrell, Lawrence null
1137 Some sense of security is necessary to happy or healthful living, but you cannot get it by refusing to take chances any more than a country can get it by living behind walls. Lawrence Gould Gould, Lawrence null
1138 Speak when you're angry and you'll make the best speech you'll ever regret. Laurence Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
1139 You have riches and freedom here but I have no sense of faith or direction. You have so many computers, why don't you use them in the search for love? Lech Walesa, In Paris Walesa, Lech null
1140 Freud found guilt the core, the center, and the censor of civilization. The repression of our instinctual demands makes human society possible. Guilt is our helmsman and our scourge. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
1141 You can understand people better if you look at them - no matter how old or important or impressive they may be - as if they are children. For most men never mature; they simply grow taller. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
1142 First-rate people hire first rate people; second-rate people hire third-rate people. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
1143 Everyone thinks of changing the world but no one thinks of changing himself. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
1144 Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true. Leon Suenens Suenens, Leon null
1145 If we had more time for discussion, we should probably have made many more mistakes. Leon Trotsky Trotsky, Leon null
1146 I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin. Leonard Cohen Cohen, Leonard null
1147 You never know how dirty your hands are until you peel a hard cooked egg or go into politics. Leonard L. Levinson Levinson, Leonard Louis null
1148 People who live in stone houses should never throw glasses. Leonard Louis Levinson Levinson, Leonard Louis null
1149 If at first you don't succeed, you're doing about average. Leonard Louis Levinson Levinson, Leonard Louis null
1150 A bird is an instrument working according to mathematical law, which instrument it is within the capacity of man to reproduce with all its movements. Leonardo Da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
1151 I'm in real trouble. First my laundry called and said they lost my shirt, then my broker said the same thing. Leopold Fechtman Fechtman, Leopold null
1152 People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken. What needs to be outlawed is war. Leslie Richard Groves Groves, Leslie Richard null
1153 Should a single disappointed hope make us so hostile toward the world? Lessing Lessing, Gotthold Ephraim null
1154 The trouble with being punctual is that no one's there to appreciate it. Lettice Philpots Philpots, Lettice null
1155 Curtsy while you're thinking what to say. It saves time. Lewis Carroll Carroll, Lewis null
1156 Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes. Lewis Grizzard Grizzard, Lewis null
1157 Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
1158 Failure in the theater is more dramatic and uglier than in any other form of writing. It costs so much, you feel so guilty. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
1159 God forgives those who invent what they need. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
1160 If truth is beauty, how come no one has their hair done in the library? Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
1161 Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother. Lin Yutang Yutang, Lin null
1162 If men rule the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? Linda Ellerbee Ellerbee, Linda null
1163 Literature is the human activity that takes the fullest and most precise account of variousness, possibility, complexity, and difficulty. Lionel Trilling Trilling, Lionel null
1164 A gossip is one who talks to you about others; a bore is one who talks to you about himself; a brilliant conversationalist is one who talks to you about yourself. Lisa Kirk Kirk, Lisa null
1165 Avarice and luxury, those pests which have ever been the ruin of every great state. Livy Livy null
1166 She made voluptuousness a common American commodity, as accessible as chewing gum. Lloyd Morris, On Theda Bara Morris, Lloyd null
1167 When they come downstairs from their ivory towers, idealists are apt to walk straight into the gutter. Logan P. Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
1168 People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
1169 Be still sad heart and cease repining, behind the clouds the sun is still shining. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
1170 Three silences there are: the first of speech, the second of desire, the third of thought. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
1171 Lay aside the best book whenever you can go into the best company; and depend upon it, you change for the better. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1172 Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1173 He who has the most friends and the fewest enemies is the strongest. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1174 It is often more necessary to conceal contempt than resentment, the former being never forgiven, but the latter sometimes forgot. Wrongs are often forgiven; contempt never. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1175 Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1176 A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
1177 No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no hurt. Lord Clarendon Clarendon, Lord null
1178 Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effects when taken in large quantities. Lord Dunsany Dunsany, Lord null
1179 The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right. Lord Hailsham Hailsham, Lord null
1180 The invisible thing called a good name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you. Lord Halifax Halifax, Lord null
1181 They who are of the opinion that money will do everything may very well be expected to do everything for money. Lord Halifax Halifax, Lord null
1182 There is nothing like education for bringing to light, and assessing, the essential inequality between one mind and another. Lord Hewart Hewart, Lord null
1183 I published a small book on humility... A pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge been superseded. Lord Longford Longford, Lord null
1184 The so-called new morality is too often the old immorality condoned. Lord Shawcross Shawcross, Lord null
1185 If you want a place in the sun you have to expect a few blisters. Loretta Young Young, Loretta null
1186 There is only one large circle that we march in, around and around, each with our own little picture in front of us, our own little mirage that we think is the future. Lorraine Hansberry Hansberry, Lorraine null
1187 Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done. Louis Brandeis Brandeis, Louis D. null
1188 If we would be guided by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold. Louis D. Brandeis Brandeis, Louis D. null
1189 Fame is based on what people say about you, reputation on what they think of you. Louis Dudek Dudek, Louis null
1190 Although politicians hold no monopoly on speaking without thinking, they certainly have a knack for it. Louis E. Boone Boone, Louis E. null
1191 What happens to a man is less significant than what happens within him. Louis L. Mann Mann, Louis L. null
1192 A beautiful lady is an accident of nature, a beautiful old lady is a work of art. Louis Nizer Nizer, Louis null
1193 Outside their laboratories, the physician and chemist are soldiers without arms on the field of battle. Louis Pasteur Pasteur, Louis null
1194 The apprehension of a coming evil has put many into a situation of the utmost danger. Lucan Lucan null
1195 In life, all things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. Lucille Ball Ball, Lucille null
1196 Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating becomes his chief pleasure. Ludwig Von Beethoven Beethoven, Ludwig Von null
1197 The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein Wittgenstein, Ludwig null
1198 We must not allow prejudice to become a barrier to the full and effective use of our greatest national resources - the talents of our people. Lynn A. Townsend Townsend, Lynn A. null
1199 Through politics men can learn to use ballots instead of bullets, symbols instead of weapons. M. Ascoli Ascoli, M. null
1200 Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves. M. D. Babcock Babcock, Maltbie D. null
1201 Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth. M. Henry Henry, M. null
1202 The artistic temperament sometimes seems to me to be a battleground, a dark angel of destruction and a bright angel of creativity wrestling, and when the bright angel dominates, out comes a great work of art, a Michelangelo "David" or a Beethoven symphony Madeleine L'engle L'engle, Madeleine null
1203 I've always known this was going to happen to me. My success was something that was meant to be. Madonna Madonna null
1204 I've always had a weakness for foreign affairs. Mae West West, Mae null
1205 You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. Mae West West, Mae null
1206 Save a boyfriend for a rainy day. And another in case it doesn't rain. Mae West West, Mae null
1207 Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. Mae West West, Mae null
1208 It is easy to be independent when you've got money. But to be independent when you haven't got a thing - that's the Lord's test. Mahalia Jackson Jackson, Mahalia null
1209 I'm just a good, strong Louisiana woman who can cook rice so every grain stands by itself. Mahalia Jackson Jackson, Mahalia null
1210 If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
1211 A turtle lays thousands of eggs and no one knows but when a hen lays an egg, the whole world is informed. Malay Proverb Proverb - Malaysian null
1212 A diplomat should be yielding and supple as a liana that can be bent but not broken. Malaysian Adage Proverb - Malaysian null
1213 It is unfortunate we can't buy many business executives for what they are worth and sell them for what they think they are worth. Malcolm Forbes Forbes, Malcolm null
1214 All our final decisions are made in a state of mind that is not going to last. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
1215 Heredity: the thing a child gets from the other side of the family. Marcelene Cox Cox, Marcelene null
1216 Nature and certainty are very hard to come at, and infallibility is mere vanity and pretense. Marcus Antonius Antonius, Marcus null
1217 When people keep telling you that you can't do a thing, you kind of like to try it. Margaret Chase Smith Smith, Margaret Chase null
1218 She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along. Margaret Culkin Banning Banning, Margaret Culkin null
1219 Affluence was, quite simply, a question of texture. The threadbare carpets of infancy, the coconut matting, the ill-laid linoleum, the utility furniture has all spoken of a life too near the bones of subsistence, too little padded, too severely worn. Margaret Drabble Drabble, Margaret null
1220 And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh. Margaret Drabble Drabble, Margaret null
1221 Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me was the ability to think in quotations. Margaret Drabble Drabble, Margaret null
1222 Every time I think I've touched bottom as far as boredom is concerned, new vistas of ennui open up. Margaret Halsey Halsey, Margaret null
1223 In some families, "please" is described as the magic word. In our house, however, it was "sorry." Margaret Laurence Laurence, Margaret null
1224 Canadians are Americans with no Disneyland. Margaret Mahy Mahy, Margaret null
1225 We are now at a point where we must educate our children in what no one knew yesterday, and prepare our schools for what no one knows yet. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
1226 I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
1227 Women want mediocre men, and men are working to be as mediocre as possible. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
1228 Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. Margaret Millar Millar, Margaret null
1229 I don't mind how much my ministers talk, as long as they do what I say. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
1230 You don't tell deliberate lies, but sometimes you have to be evasive. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
1231 If you want something said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
1232 I can trust my husband not to fall asleep on a public platform and he usually claps in the right places. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
1233 He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head. Margot Asquith Asquith, Margot null
1234 She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake. Margot Asquith Asquith, Margot null
1235 Traveling carries with it the curse of being at home everywhere and yet nowhere, for wherever one is some part of oneself remains on another continent. Margot Fonteyn Fonteyn, Margot null
1236 His technique is astounding, yet everything is accomplished with the air of someone sauntering through the park on a spring morning. Margot Fonteyn, On Fred Astaire Fonteyn, Margot null
1237 Idiom is larger than geography; it is the hot breath of a people - singing, slashing, explorative. Imagery becomes the magic denominator, the language of a passage, saying the ancient unchanging particulars. Mari Evans Evans, Mari null
1238 For every man with a baseball story - a memory of a moment at the plate or in the field - there is a woman with a couldn't play baseball story. Mariah Burton Nelson Nelson, Mariah Burton null
1239 I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon, and a cat that comes home late at night. Marie Corelli Corelli, Marie null
1240 All my life through, the new sight of nature made me rejoice like a child. Marie Curie Curie, Marie null
1241 I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy. Marie Curie Curie, Marie null
1242 Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest. Marilyn Ferguson Ferguson, Marilyn null
1243 I don't want to make money. I just want to be wonderful. Marilyn Monroe Monroe, Marilyn null
1244 A lawyer with his briefcase can steal more than a hundred men with guns. Mario Puzo Puzo, Mario null
1245 Man needs his foolish dreams perhaps more than he needs anything else. It can be argued that man's instinct to gamble is the only reason he is still not a monkey up in the trees. Mario Puzo Puzo, Mario null
1246 There is no incompatibility between literary creation and political activity. Mario Vargas Llosa Llosa, Mario Vargas null
1247 Public opinion is the last refuge of a politician without any opinion of his own. Mark Bonham Carter Carter, Mark Bonham null
1248 A high fiber breakfast is very essential. Always eat your cereal before it shrinks. Mark Russell Russell, Mark null
1249 Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1250 Principles have no real force except when one is well fed. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1251 The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1252 The recurrent dream. Mine is appearing before lecture audiences in my shirttail. A most disagreeable dream. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1253 The true statesman does not despise any wisdom, howsoever lowly may be its origin. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1254 When I take up one of Jane Austen's books, I feel like a barkeeper entering the kingdom of heaven. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1255 German is the language which enables a man to travel all day in one sentence without changing cars. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1256 I can understand German as well as the maniac that invented it, but I talk it best through an interpreter. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1257 Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1258 Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second hand diamonds than none at all. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1259 The best way to cheer yourself is to try to cheer somebody else up. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1260 George Washington, as a boy, was ignorant of the commonest accomplishments of youth. He could not even lie. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1261 Whenever you find that you are on the side of the majority, it is time to reform. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1262 In New England in the spring I have counted one hundred thirty-six kinds of weather in twenty-four hours. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1263 You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1264 Adam did not want the apple for the apple's sake; he wanted it because it was forbidden. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1265 Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1266 Always do right. This will gratify some and astound the rest. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
1267 Soup not only warms you and is easy to swallow and to digest, it also creates the illusion in the back of your mind that mother is there. Marlene Dietrich Dietrich, Marlene null
1268 The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he ever earned. It's the man who still has his first friend. Marsha Mason Mason, Marsha null
1269 There are no passengers on spaceship earth. Everybody's crew. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
1270 Remember Babe Ruth and think about just one thing - hitting the ball. Marston Marston null
1271 Gradually I came to realize that people will more readily swallow lies than truth, as if the taste of lies was homey, appetizing: a habit. Martha Gellhorn Gellhorn, Martha null
1272 The body is a sacred garment. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
1273 I can't take it with me I know, but will it last until I go? Martha Newmeyer Newmeyer, Martha null
1274 If God had meant us to travel tourist class, He would have made us narrower. Martha Zimmerman Zimmerman, Martha null
1275 Tomorrow I will live, the fool does say; today's too late; the wise lived yesterday. Martial Martial null
1276 Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
1277 Don't doubt me, because that's when I get stronger. I like to see the smiles on people's faces when I show them I can do the impossible. Marvin Hagler Hagler, Marvin null
1278 I've found two gray hairs in my head the week before last, and an impertinent crow has planted a delicate impression of his foot under my right eye. Mary Elizabeth Braddon Braddon, Mary Elizabeth null
1279 To be poor may be a misfortune, but it is not a fault. Mary Harrison Harrison, Mary null
1280 It's not that women try to do too much. It's that women have too much to do. Mary Kay Blakely Blakely, Mary Kay null
1281 There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing. Mary McCarthy McCarthy, Mary null
1282 In a society where the rights and potential of women are constrained, no man can be truly free. He may have power, but he will not have freedom. Mary Robinson Robinson, Mary null
1283 The sum of all that makes a man happy consists in the well choosing of his wife. Massinger Massinger null
1284 The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light. Matthew Arnold Arnold, Matthew null
1285 I've discovered over the years that if my hair is all right, then generally speaking, so am I. Maureen Lipman Lipman, Maureen null
1286 Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold. Maurice Seitter Seitter, Maurice null
1287 Adversity has made many a man great, who had he remained prosperous would only have been rich. Maurice Switzer Switzer, Maurice null
1288 He's very superstitious. He thinks it's unlucky to walk under a black cat. Max Kauffmann Kauffmann, Max null
1289 If men talked about only what they understood, the silence would become unbearable. Max Lerner Lerner, Max null
1290 Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
1291 The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
1292 You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
1293 Our spiritual peril is the new idolatry - the worship of the god of bigness and the god of speed. McIlyar Lichliter Lichliter, McIlyar null
1294 You are not as bright as you feel after the second drink. Peg Bracken Bracken, Peg null
1295 Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed. Mel Brooks Brooks, Mel null
1296 Men must be decided on what they will not do, and then they are able to act with vigor in what they ought to do. Mencius Mencius null
1297 I sometimes look into the face of my dog Stan and see wistful sadness and existential angst, when all he is actually doing is slowly scanning the ceiling for flies. Merrill Markoe Markoe, Merrill null
1298 You can't get spoiled if you do your own ironing. Meryl Streep Streep, Meryl null
1299 Intuition: that strange instinct that tells a woman she is right, whether she is or not. Methodist Reader Methodist Reader null
1300 It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you are going away. Michael Arlen Arlen, Michael null
1301 It is an article of faith in my creed to pick the man who does not take himself seriously, but does take his work seriously. Michael C. Cahill Cahill, Michael C. null
1302 Taking it all in all, I find it is more trouble to watch after money than to get it. Michael Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1303 Unless a man feels he has a good enough memory, he should never venture to lie. Michel De Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1304 Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I can accomplish. Michelangelo Michelangelo null
1305 When I look at a Kevin Costner film, I fall asleep. Mickey Rourke Rourke, Mickey null
1306 Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills. Miguel Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
1307 I've never been poor, only broke. Being poor is a frame of mind. Being broke is only a temporary situation. Mike Todd Todd, Mike null
1308 Industrial archaeology believes that a thing that doesn't work anymore is far more interesting than a thing that still works. Miles Kington Kington, Miles null
1309 Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom. Millard Fillmore Fillmore, Millard null
1310 Being popular is important. Otherwise people might not like you. Mimi Pond Pond, Mimi null
1311 It is far more impressive when others discover your good qualities without your help. Miss Manners (Judith Martin) Martin, Judith null
1312 When you are in love with someone you want to be near him all the time, except when you are out buying things and charging them to him. Miss Piggy Miss Piggy null
1313 I have said I am the greatest. Ain't nobody ever heard me say I was the smartest. Muhammad Ali Ali, Muhammad null
1314 The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life. Muhammad Ali Ali, Muhammad null
1315 I hate privilege and monopoly. Whatever cannot be shared with the masses is taboo to me. Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
1316 Good heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it. Moliere Moliere null
1317 The greater the obstacle, the more glory we have in overcoming it; the difficulties with which we are met are the maids of honor which set off virtue. Moliere Moliere null
1318 Debts are nowadays like children... Begot with pleasure and brought forth with pain. Moliere Moliere null
1319 We easily enough confess to others as to the advantage of courage, strength, experience, activity, and beauty, but an advantage in judgment we yield to none. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1320 Confidence in another man's virtue is no slight evidence of one's own. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1321 Give me the provisions and whole apparatus of a kitchen and I would starve. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1322 When I play with my cat, who knows but that she regards me more as a plaything than I do her. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1323 Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being. Morris Joseph Joseph, Morris null
1324 There is no point in our ancestors speaking to us unless we know how to listen. Mortimer Adler Adler, Mortimer null
1325 Divorce: that's when a husband no longer has to bring the money home to his wife. He can mail it. Morty Craft Craft, Morty null
1326 Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
1327 Much of good manners is about knowing when to pretend that what's happening isn't happening. Mrs. Falk Feeley Feeley, Mrs. Falk null
1328 Tallulah Bankhead is always skating on thin ice. Everyone wants to be there when it breaks. Mrs. Patrick Campbell Campbell, Mrs. Patrick null
1329 To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are. Muhammad Ali Ali, Muhammad null
1330 The older I get, the more of my mother I see in myself. Nancy Friday Friday, Nancy null
1331 We deserve the choice to do whatever we want with our faces and bodies without being punished by an ideology that is using attitudes, economic pressure, and even legal judgments regarding women's appearance to undermine us psychologically and politically. Naomi Wolf Wolf, Naomi null
1332 Why and how are words so essential that they cannot be too often used. Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon null
1333 A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
1334 Constitutions are the work of time; one cannot leave too large a space for improvements. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
1335 I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
1336 What a delightful thing rest is! The bed has become a place of luxury to me. I would not exchange it for all the thrones in the world. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
1337 No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be true. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
1338 The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man. Nelson Algren Algren, Nelson null
1339 The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing should be taken too seriously. Nicholas Murray Butler Butler, Nicholas Murray null
1340 As I walk from crap game to crap game, my brain becomes active and agile and dwells on lofty thoughts. Nick "The Greek" Dandalos Dandalos, Nick "The Greek" null
1341 Gold gives even to plainness the color of beauty. Nicolas Boileau Boileau, Nicolas null
1342 One of the favorite maxims of my father was the distinction between the two sorts of truths, profound truths recognized by the fact that the opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities where opposites are obviously absurd. Niels Bohr Bohr, Niels null
1343 If you live among wolves, you have to act like a wolf. Nikita Khrushchev Khrushchev, Nikita null
1344 We might have had a two party system, but one of the two parties would be in office and the other in prison. Nikolai Bukharin Bukharin, Nikolai null
1345 There is a kind of laughter which is worthy to be ranked with the higher lyric emotions and is infinitely different from the twitching of a mean merrymaker. Nikolai Gogol Gogol, Nikolai null
1346 If God has to give a woman wrinkles, He might at least have put them on the soles of her feet. Ninon De Lenclos L'enclos, Ninon De null
1347 That which is striking and beautiful is not always good; but that which is good is always beautiful. Ninon De L'enclos L'enclos, Ninon De null
1348 It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit. Noel Coward Coward, Noel null
1349 At this particular moment, I cannot find so much to laugh at as I would like. Noel Coward Coward, Noel null
1350 I always say that a successful parent is one who raises a child so that they can pay for their own psychoanalysis. Nora Ephron Ephron, Nora null
1351 If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters. Nora Ephron Ephron, Nora null
1352 Believe you are defeated; believe it long enough, and it is likely to become a fact. Norman Vincent Peale Peale, Norman Vincent null
1353 The best number for a dinner party is two; myself and a damn good head waiter. Nubar Gulbenkian Gulbenkian, Nubar null
1354 A smart wife is one who knows how to retie the Christmas package her husband has hidden from her. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1355 The trait most people enjoy inheriting from their ancestors is trust in the form of an estate O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1356 The man in the greatest danger always is the one who has climbed to the top of the ladder. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1357 A sick boy is one who comes down with a bug on Saturday morning. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1358 Marriage will fast disappear unless it is limited strictly to only one to a customer. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1359 An easy chair is one that is hard to get in and even harder to get out of. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1360 A great speaker is one who rises to the occasion, and promptly sits down. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1361 The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1362 When it comes to visitors, the most hospitable ones are those who like to listen. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1363 There is no flower in the world that breathes a sweeter fragrance than a freshly bathed baby. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1364 The trouble with some mothers who raise their children by the books is they use the comic books. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1365 There is no better medicine for ailing grandparents than baby grandchildren. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1366 Frequently the fellow who doesn't let grass grow under his feet is too lazy to plant some. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1367 One time you can be sure you have twenty-twenty vision is when you go looking for trouble. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
1368 He looked like a composite picture of five thousand orphans too late to catch a picnic steamboat. O. Henry Henry, O. null
1369 Every family has a choice of keeping up with the neighbors or the creditors. Obscure Origin Unknown null
1370 Tree surgeons are taught to wear safety belts so they won't fall out of patients. Obscure Source Unknown null
1371 There may be luck in getting a job, but there's no luck in keeping it. Ogden Armour Armour, Ogden null
1372 Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore, and that's what parents were created for. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
1373 People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
1374 Senescence begins and middle age ends, the day your descendants outnumber your friends. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
1375 Parents were invented to make children happy, by giving them something to ignore. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
1376 Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
1377 For age and want save while you may; no morning sun lasts a whole day. Old Adage Unknown null
1378 Advice to attorneys: never ask a question of a witness if you don't already know the answer. Old Adage Unknown null
1379 Rags make paper, paper makes money, money makes banks, banks make loans, loans make beggars, beggars make rags. Old Rhyme Unknown null
1380 If you wound the tree in its youth the bark will quickly cover the gash; but when the tree is very old, peeling the bark off, and looking carefully, you will see the scar there still. All that is buried is not dead. Olive Schreiner Schreiner, Olive null
1381 As for disappointing them, I should not so much mind; but I can't abide to disappoint myself. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
1382 He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another's keeping. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
1383 Darling: the popular form of address used in speaking to a person of the opposite sex whose name you cannot at the moment recall. Oliver Herford Herford, Oliver null
1384 If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs. Oliver Herford Herford, Oliver null
1385 To be seventy years young is sometimes far more hopeful than to be forty years old. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1386 The mind of a bigot is like the pupil of an eye; the more light you pour into it, the more it will contract. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1387 Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original shape. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1388 Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1389 Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1390 Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1391 What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
1392 Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. null
1393 Listening to someone talk isn't at all like listening to their words played over on a machine. What you hear when you have a face before you is never what you hear when you have before you a winding tape. Oriana Fallaci Fallaci, Oriana null
1394 If you wish your merit to be known, acknowledge that of other people. Oriental Adage Proverb - Oriental null
1395 A college education seldom hurts a man if he's willing to learn a little something after he graduates. Origin Obscure Unknown null
1396 If parents haven't learned something from experience, they can always learn it from their children. Origin Unknown Unknown null
1397 What good does it do for the worm to turn - he's the same on all sides. Origin Unknown Unknown null
1398 People who want to get even with others are usually at odds with themselves. Origin Unknown Unknown null
1399 The strong man, the positive, decisive man who has a program and is determined to carry it out, cuts his way to his goal regardless of difficulties. It is the discouraged man who turns aside and takes a crooked path. Orson Swett Marden Marden, Orson Swett null
1400 Now we sit through Shakespeare in order to recognize the quotations. Orson Welles Welles, Orson null
1401 What the world needs is more geniuses with humility; there are so few of us left. Oscar Levant Levant, Oscar null
1402 If one tells the truth, one is sure, sooner or later, to be found out. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1403 The only difference between a caprice and a lifelong passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1404 Those who are faithful know only the trivial side of love; it is the faithless who know love's tragedies. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1405 Women represent the triumph of matter over mind, just as men represent the triumph of mind over morals. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1406 I'm sure I don't know half the people who come to my house. Indeed, for all I hear, I shouldn't like to. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1407 He has one of those terribly weak natures that are not susceptible to influence. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1408 Know him? I know him so well I haven't spoken to him in ten years. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1409 I don't at all like knowing what people say of me behind my back. It makes one far too conceited. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1410 As long as a woman can look ten years younger than her own daughter, she is perfectly satisfied. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1411 Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1412 When a man acts, he is a puppet. When he describes, he is a poet. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1413 He to whom the present is the only thing that is present, knows nothing of the age in which he lives. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1414 Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1415 Woman begins by resisting a man's advances and ends by blocking his retreat. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1416 Extravagance is the luxury of the poor; penury is the luxury of the rich. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1417 I love a hand that meets my own with a hold that causes some sensation. Osgood Osgood null
1418 Character development is the great, if not the sole, aim of education O'Shea O'Shea null
1419 When a man says he approves of something in principle, it means he hasn't the slightest intention of putting it into practice. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck, Otto von null
1420 People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck, Otto von null
1421 And easy-going husband is the one indispensable comfort of life. Ouida Ouida null
1422 All the unhappy marriages come from husbands having brains. What good are brains to a man? They only unsettle him. P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse, P. G. null
1423 Humans are the only animals that have children on purpose, with the exception of guppies, who like to eat theirs. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
1424 No cheating spouse, no teen with a wrecked family car, no mayor of Washington, Dd. C., videotaped in flagrante delicto has ever come up with anything as farfetched as U. S. Farm policy. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
1425 Though the various scents of garages, showrooms, and racetracks have pleasing associations for me, I've yet to hear a woman say, "mmmmmmm, you smell like a car." P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
1426 Don't hit things you aren't supposed to. An important aspect of golf is knowing what to hit. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
1427 Golf combines two favorite American pastimes: taking long walks and hitting things with a stick. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
1428 If we could only pull out our brain and use only our eyes. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
1429 You invent something, and then someone comes along and does it pretty. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
1430 An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it, it becomes transformed by thought. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
1431 A master can tell you what he expects of you. A teacher, though, awakens your own expectations. Patricia Neal Neal, Patricia null
1432 I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Patrick Henry Henry, Patrick null
1433 If you can't deliver the pie in the sky you promised, you'd better redefine the pie. Paul A. Samuelson Samuelson, Paul A. null
1434 There are noble tones, ordinary ones, tranquil harmonies, consoling ones, others which excite by their vigor. Paul Gauguin Gauguin, Paul null
1435 There is such a thing as food and such a thing as poison. But the damage done by those who pass off poison as food is far less than that done by those who generation after generation convince people that food is poison. Paul Goodman Goodman, Paul null
1436 He comes on like a cross between a toreador and Miss World. Shortly after he opens his mouth, any critical response leaps into the foxhole. Paul Mathur, On David Lee Roth Mathur, Paul null
1437 The issues are the same. We wanted peace on earth, love and understanding between everyone around the world. We have learned that change comes slowly. Paul McCartney McCartney, Paul null
1438 Acting is a question of absorbing other people's personalities and adding some of your own experience. Paul Newman Newman, Paul null
1439 Photographers are the most loathsome inconvenience. They're merciless. They're the pits. Paul Newman Newman, Paul null
1440 Thing is, next to the interviews and photographs, touring is my least favorite thing, but then I get drawn into it and the next thing I know, I'm out on the road. Paul Simon Simon, Paul null
1441 The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up. Paul Valery Valery, Paul null
1442 History is the science of what never happens twice. Paul Valery Valery, Paul null
1443 Humanism, it seems, is almost impossible in America where material progress is part of the national romance, whereas in Europe such progress is relished because it feels nice. Paul West West, Paul null
1444 There's a kind of blackmail that only the family can exercise over you and it is more powerful than anything the whole of society can do to you. Pedro Almodovar Almodovar, Pedro null
1445 The audience knows I'm not going to do anything after all these years to upset them. Perry Como Como, Perry null
1446 Do little things now; so shall big things come to you by-and-by, by asking to be done. Persian Proverb Proverb - Persian null
1447 Pop has become solemn, irrelevant, and boring. What it needs now is more noise, more size, more sex, more violence, more gimmickry, more vulgarity. Pete Townshend Townshend, Pete null
1448 Quite simply, I feel that The Stones are the world's best rock and roll band. Pete Townshend Townshend, Pete null
1449 You can't be happy with a woman who pronounces both d's in Wednesday. Peter de Vries de Vries, Peter null
1450 The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds; they mature slowly. Peter de Vries de Vries, Peter null
1451 It is necessary to invent quotes more and more these days because professional golfers are gradually losing the power of speech. Already adverbs have been eliminated entirely from their vocabulary. "I hit the ball super but putted just horrible." Peter Dobereiner Dobereiner, Peter null
1452 There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all. Peter F. Drucker Drucker, Peter F. null
1453 At the age of four with paper hats and wooden swords we're all generals. Only some of us never grow out of it. Peter Ustinov Ustinov, Peter null
1454 Thanks to the movies, gunfire has always sounded unreal to me, even when being fired upon. Peter Ustinov Ustinov, Peter null
1455 We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest. Philip Hamerton Hamerton, Philip C. null
1456 I cannot conceive of a good life which isn't, in some sense, a self-disciplined life. Philip Toynbee Toynbee, Philip null
1457 Fang, my husband, says the only thing domestic about me is that I was born in this country. Phyllis Diller Diller, Phyllis null
1458 Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run. Phyllis Diller Diller, Phyllis null
1459 Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves. Phyllis Diller Diller, Phyllis null
1460 A mother's hardest to forgive. Life is the fruit she longs to hand you, ripe on a plate. And while you live, relentlessly she understands you. Phyllis McGinley McGinley, Phyllis null
1461 I think this is what hooks one on gardening: it is the closest one can come to being present at the creation. Phyllis Theroux Theroux, Phyllis null
1462 He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it. Pierre Charron Charron, Pierre null
1463 When a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he may have the lesser. Plato Plato null
1464 To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days. Plutarch Plutarch null
1465 Know how to listen, and you will profit even from those who talk badly. Plutarch Plutarch null
1466 Nothing is cheap which is superfluous, for what one does not need, is dear for a penny. Plutarch Plutarch null
1467 They who are greedy of praise prove that they are poor in merit. Plutarch Plutarch null
1468 It is stupidvision - where most of the presenters look like they have to pretend to be stupid because they think their audience is. Polly Toynbee Toynbee, Polly null
1469 The worst prison would be a closed heart. Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II null
1470 Men are like wine; some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age. Pope John XXIII Pope John XXIII null
1471 You may write your term papers in any manner you choose, only, please observe the copyright laws. Prof. F. G. Marsh Marsh, Prof. F. G. null
1472 Neither beg of him who has been a beggar, nor serve him who has been a servant. Proverb Proverb null
1473 Let a fool hold his tongue, and he will pass for a sage. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
1474 Fortune is like glass; the brighter the glitter, the more easily it is broken. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
1475 It is a very hard undertaking to seek to please everybody. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
1476 Choose always the way that seems the best, however rough it may be; custom will soon render it easy and agreeable. Pythagoras Pythagoras null
1477 There was no need to do any housework after all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse. Quentin Crisp Crisp, Quentin null
1478 If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style. Quentin Crisp Crisp, Quentin null
1479 Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit. R. E. Shay Shay, R. E. null
1480 Perfect freedom is reserved for the man who lives by his own work and in that work does what he wants to do. R. G. Collingwood Collingwood, R. G. null
1481 Facts mean nothing unless they are rightly understood, rightly related and rightly interpreted. R. L. Long Long, R. L. null
1482 A critic is a man created to praise men greater than himself, but he is never able to find them R. Le Galienne Le Galienne, R. null
1483 If you want the time to pass fast, just give your note for ninety days. R. Thomas Thomas, R. null
1484 It is our misfortune that for most of us that clear-eyed vision, that true instinct for what is beautiful and awe-inspiring, is dimmed and even lost before we reach adulthood. Rachel Carson Carson, Rachel null
1485 I used to think I had ambition, but now I'm not so sure. It may have been only discontent. They're easily confused. Rachel Field Field, Rachel null
1486 Democracy is both the best and the most difficult form of political organization - the most difficult because it is the best. Ralph Barton Perry Perry, Ralph Barton null
1487 Voting is the least arduous of a citizen's duties. He has the prior and harder duty of making up his mind. Ralph Barton Perry Perry, Ralph Barton null
1488 Knowledge is not a passion from without the mind, but an active exertion of the inward strength, vigor, and power of the mind, displaying itself from within. Ralph Cudworth Cudworth, Ralph null
1489 An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1490 Heaven is large and affords space for all modes of love and fortitude. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1491 People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1492 The astonishment of life is the absence of any appearance of reconciliation between the theory and the practice of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1493 The true test of civilization is not the census, nor the size of the cities, but the kind of man that the country turns out. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1494 There is nothing we value and hunt and cultivate and strive to draw to us, but in some hour we turn and rend it. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1495 Nations have lost their old omnipotence; the patriotic tie does not hold. Nations are getting obsolete, we go and live where we will. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1496 Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1497 Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1498 The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1499 When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1500 Good men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1501 The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1502 The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1503 The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
1504 A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take from you. Ramsey Clark Clark, Ramsey null
1505 The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks. Randall Jarrell Jarrell, Randall null
1506 Good talk is like good scenery - continuous, yet constantly varying, and full of the charm of novelty and surprise. Randolph Bourne Bourne, Randolph null
1507 Politicians are necessary, and it'd be foolish to blame them for our troubles. They're just doing what they've always done - looking to survive, looking to climb, trying to please everyone at once, and grinning and lying while they're doing it. Ray Charles Charles, Ray null
1508 The edges of the folded handkerchief in her breast pocket looked sharp enough to slice bread. Raymond Chandler Chandler, Raymond null
1509 Hatred of domestic work is a natural and admirable result of civilization. Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
1510 Ibsen cried out for ideas for the same reason that men call out for water, because he had not got any. Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
1511 People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute. Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
1512 There is no such thing as conversation. It is an illusion. There are intersecting monologues, that's all. Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
1513 He's so good, blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch. Reggie Jackson, On Tom Seaver Jackson, Reggie null
1514 Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs - you may live. Remy de Gourmont de Gourmont, Remy null
1515 I'm now at the age where I've got to prove that I'm as good as I never was. Rex Harrison Harrison, Rex null
1516 "The Chase" is the worst thing that has happened to movies since Lassie played a war veteran with amnesia. Rex Reed Reed, Rex null
1517 The first thing I remember liking that liked me back was food. Rhoda Morgenstern, In "Rhoda" Morgenstern, Rhoda null
1518 When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less. Richard Armour Armour, Richard null
1519 Madam, a circulating library in a town is an evergreen tree of diabolical knowledge; it blossoms through the year. And depend on it, they who are so fond of handling the leaves, will long for the fruit at last. Richard Brinsley Sheridan Sheridan, Richard Brinsley null
1520 When the chips are not exactly down but just scattered about, you discover who your real friends are. Richard Burton Burton, Sir Richard null
1521 Nature uses only the longest threads to weave her patterns, so each small piece of her fabric reveals the organization of the entire tapestry. Richard Feynman Feynman, Richard null
1522 Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known. Richard Ford Ford, Richard null
1523 If we are honest we have to admit that we will never fully know what happened to our ancestors in their journey toward modern humanity. Richard Leakey Leakey, Richard null
1524 I spent too much time in the last campaign on substance and too little time on appearance; I paid too much attention to what I was going to say and too little to how I would look. Richard Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
1525 Those who hate you don't win unless you hate them, and then you destroy yourself. Richard Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
1526 The difference between people and ideas is only superficial. Richard Rorty Rorty, Richard null
1527 The head, like the stomach, is most easily infected when it is empty. Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
1528 The only exercise I get is when I take the studs out of one of my shirts and put them in another. Ring Lardner Lardner, Ring null
1529 Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
1530 The time you spend grieving over a man should never exceed the amount of time you actually spent with him. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
1531 Men think they're more important than women because their suit jackets have secret pockets on inside. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
1532 In high school, I was voted the girl most likely to become a nun. That may not be impressive to you, but it was quite an accomplishment at the Hebrew academy. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
1533 There seems to be no limits to which humorless people will not go to analyze humor. It seems to worry them. They can't believe that anything could be so funny just on its own hook. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
1534 In America there are two classes of travel; first class and with children. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
1535 Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at the moment. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
1536 A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind. Robert Bolton Bolton, Robert null
1537 There are two days in the week when I never worry: one is yesterday, the other is tomorrow. Robert Burdette Burdette, Robert null
1538 Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn. Robert Burns Burns, Robert null
1539 If there is a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart. Robert Burton Burton, Robert null
1540 Many women are poor cooks only because their native greatness has been beaten down by ingratitude. Robert Capon Capon, Robert null
1541 Nowadays, people's visual imagination is so much more sophisticated, so much more developed, particularly in young people, that now you can make an image which just slightly suggests something, they can make of it what they will. Robert Doisneau Doisneau, Robert null
1542 About one-fifth of the people are against everything all the time. Robert F. Kennedy Kennedy, Robert F. null
1543 Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in. I should have called it something you somehow haven't to deserve. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1544 Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1545 Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1546 Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1547 The reason worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1548 Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
1549 The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart. Robert Green Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
1550 If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease. Robert Green Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
1551 He who has made the acquisition of a judicious and sympathizing friend, may be said to have doubled his mental resources. Robert Hall Hall, Robert null
1552 My poetry is a way of coming to grips with reality, a way of discovery and definition. It is a way of solving for the unknowns. Robert Hayden Hayden, Robert null
1553 Feel the dignity of a child. Do not feel superior to him, for you are not. Robert Henri Henri, Robert null
1554 Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness. Robert Hutchinson Hutchinson, Robert null
1555 It is better to deserve without receiving than to receive without deserving. Robert Green Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
1556 A faculty for idleness implies a catholic appetite and a strong sense of personal identity. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
1557 Every man has a sane spot somewhere. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
1558 If we see a light at the end of the tunnel, it is the light of an oncoming train. Robert Lowell Lowell, Robert null
1559 It is only in literature that coincidences seem unnatural. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
1560 It is almost impossible to remember how tragic a place the world is when one is playing golf. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
1561 There is nothing that makes us feel so good as the idea that someone else is an evildoer. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
1562 I've been to a lot of places and done a lot of things, but writing was always first. It's a kind of pain I can't do without. Robert Penn Warren Warren, Robert Penn null
1563 Violent exercise is like a cold shower; you think it does you good because you feel better when you stop. Robert Quillen Quillen, Robert null
1564 If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does, it must be by what he gives. Robert South South, Robert null
1565 Canada is not really a place where you encouraged to have large spiritual adventures. Robertson Davies Davies, Robertson null
1566 Metaphor is the energy charge that leaps between images, revealing their connections. Robin Morgan Morgan, Robin null
1567 The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win. Roger Bannister Bannister, Roger null
1568 All official institutions of language are repeating machines: school, sports, advertising, popular songs, news, all continually repeat the same structure, the same meaning, often the same words: the stereotype is a political fact, the major figure of ideo Roland Barthes Barthes, Roland null
1569 Capitalism requires people to be pious souls in the workplace, wily pagans at the cash register. Ron Chernow Chernow, Ron null
1570 If I'd gotten this much applause in Hollywood, I never would have left. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
1571 Walter Mondale accuses us of ad-libbing our foreign policy. Not true. We read it right off the three-by-five cards. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
1572 Government programs, once launched, never disappear. Actually, a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we'll ever see on this earth. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
1573 Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize it bears a very close resemblance to the first. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
1574 While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
1575 Acting is standing up naked and turning around very slowly. Rosalind Russell Russell, Rosalind null
1576 First Ladies throughout our history have been expected to be adoring wives and perfect mothers. Rosalyn Carter Carter, Rosalynn null
1577 Life is too short to waste on the admiration of one man. Rose Scott Scott, Rose null
1578 Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive? Roseanne Barr, Roseanne null
1579 It is a curious fact that camels walk more quickly and straighter to the sound of singing. Rosita Forbes Forbes, Rosita null
1580 Be honest and humble; learn how to be ignorant, then you will never deceive yourself or others. Rousseau Rousseau, Jean-Jacques null
1581 Memory is the treasurer to whom we must give funds if we would draw the assistance we need. Rowe Rowe null
1582 Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet. Roy Chapin, Jr. Chapin, Roy, Jr. null
1583 It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are. Roy Disney Disney, Roy null
1584 Some good book is usually responsible for the success of every really great man. Roy L. Smith Smith, Roy L. null
1585 For every man who has the ability to lead, there are a thousand men waiting to be led. Roy L. Smith Smith, Roy L. null
1586 If you educate a man, you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a family. Ruby Manikan Manikan, Ruby null
1587 Our England is a garden, and such gardens are not made by singing: - "Oh how beautiful!" and sitting in the shade, while better men than we go out and start their working lives at grubbing weeds from gravel paths with broken dinner-knives. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
1588 Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliment reaching the proper ear. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
1589 A woman's guess is much more accurate than a man's certainty. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
1590 The teacher is like the candle which lights others in consuming itself. Ruffini Ruffini null
1591 Her arguments are like elephants. They squash you flat. Rumer Godden Godden, Rumer null
1592 When you meet a man, you judge him by his clothes, when you leave, you judge him by his heart. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
1593 Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and man from all sides. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
1594 Anything that begins "I don't know how to tell you this" is never good news. Ruth Gordon Gordon, Ruth null
1595 In our dreams, we are always young. Sadie Delany Delany, Sadie null
1596 We are all hungry and thirsty for concrete images. Abstract art will have been good for one thing: to restore its exact virginity to figurative art. Salvador Dali Dali, Salvador null
1597 Only the amateurs stay mad. Sam Donaldson Donaldson, Sam null
1598 I'll give you a definite maybe. Sam Goldwyn Goldwyn, Samuel null
1599 Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined. Sam Goldwyn Goldwyn, Samuel null
1600 Never lend money to a friend. It's dangerous. It could damage his memory. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
1601 The ability to say no is perhaps the greatest gift a parent has. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
1602 Do something for the joy of doing it and pray you won't be punished. Sammy Cahn Cahn, Sammy null
1603 Friendship is like money, easier made than kept. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1604 The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1605 The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stewpan, and the whole fixed upon stilts. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1606 He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear. It is in strife that life lies, and were there no opposing forces there would be neither moral nor immoral, neither victory nor defeat. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1607 If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1608 Example is not only the best way of propagating an opinion, but it is the only way worth taking into account. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1609 The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
1610 Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones, you must keep them wet. Samuel Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
1611 What a lucky thing the wheel was invented before the automobile; otherwise, can you imagine what awful screeching? Samuel Hoffenstein Hoffenstein, Samuel null
1612 The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1613 The greatest part of a writer's time is spent in reading, in order to write: a man will turn over half a library to make one book. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1614 The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1615 There are few things that we so unwillingly give up, even in advanced age, as the supposition that we still have the power of ingratiating ourselves with the fair sex. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1616 I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1617 The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed, and hopes that have been disappointed. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1618 The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good, and the fear of evil. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1619 Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1620 Men have been wise in very different modes, but they have always laughed the same way. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1621 We may take fancy for a companion, but must follow reason as our guide. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1622 He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1623 Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are honestly making money. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1624 Saw a wedding in the church; and strange to see what delight we married people have to see these poor fools decoyed into our condition. Samuel Pepys Pepys, Samuel null
1625 A man of maxims only is like a cyclops with one eye, and that eye placed in the back of his head. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
1626 I have no faith in act-of-parliament reform. All the great - the permanently great - things that have been achieved in the world have been so achieved by individuals, working from the instinct of genius or of goodness. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
1627 No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
1628 Every human feeling is greater and larger than its exciting cause - a proof, I think, that man is designed for a higher state of existence. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
1629 For an idea ever to be fashionable is ominous since it must afterward be always old-fashioned. Santayana Santayana, George null
1630 Who looks after the psychoanalyst's wife while the psychoanalyst is away being psychoanalyzed? Scarritt Adams Adams, Scarritt null
1631 As freely as the firmament embraces the world, so mercy must encircle friend and foe. Schiller Schiller, Johann Friedrich von null
1632 Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. Scott Adams Adams, Scott null
1633 It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and able man. Scott Elledge Elledge, Scott null
1634 No meal is so good as when you have your feet under your own table. Scott Nearing Nearing, Scott null
1635 Some persons do first, think afterward, and repent forever. Secker Secker, Thomas null
1636 There is no evil without its compensation. Avarice promises money; luxury, pleasure; ambition, a purple robe. Seneca Seneca null
1637 There is no great genius without some touch of madness. Seneca Seneca null
1638 What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles, is little more than a choice to him that is willing. Seneca Seneca null
1639 Misfortune is an occasion to demonstrate character. Seneca Seneca null
1640 Men trust their eyes rather than their ears; the road by precept is long and tedious, by example short and effectual. Seneca Seneca null
1641 It is proof of a bad cause when it is applauded by the mob. Seneca Seneca null
1642 That which is given with pride and ostentation is rather an ambition than a bounty. Seneca Seneca null
1643 If all the year were playing holidays, to sport would be as tedious as to work. Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1644 His speech was like a tangled chain; nothing impaired, however, all disordered. Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1645 Ava Gardner was the most beautiful woman in the world. And she looked like a woman. She never tried to look like a girl. Sharon Stone Stone, Sharon null
1646 My new policy is this: I have a life of my own. Just a little, tiny one, but it's mine. Sharon Stone Stone, Sharon null
1647 The more we study, the more we discover our ignorance. Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe null
1648 In Hollywood, all marriages are happy. It's trying to live together afterwards that causes problems. Shelly Winters Winters, Shelly null
1649 Calvin Coolidge's perpetual expression was of smelling something burning on the kitchen stove. Sherwin L. Cook Cook, Sherwin L. null
1650 If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore. Shirley Hufstedler Hufstedler, Shirley null
1651 One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up to get it. Sidney Howard Howard, Sidney null
1652 She was like a recorded telephone message - she didn't listen, she only spoke. Silvia Tennenbaum Tennenbaum, Silvia null
1653 Meditation is the nurse of thought, and thought is the food of meditation. Charles Simmons Simmons, Charles null
1654 The ideal of the average western man is a woman who freely accepts his domination, who does not accept his ideas without discussions, but who yields to his arguments, who resists him intellectually, and ends by being convinced. Simone de Beauvoir Beauvoir, Simone de null
1655 Barbarism should be considered as a permanent and universal human characteristic which becomes more or less pronounced according to the play of circumstances. Simone Weil Weil, Simone null
1656 How often have I said to you that when you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth? Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan null
1657 He regretted that he was not a bird, and could not be in two places at once. Sir Boyle Roche Roche, Sir Boyle null
1658 Women do not find it difficult nowadays to behave like men, but they often find it extremely difficult to behave like gentlemen. Sir Compton Mackenzie Mackenzie, Sir Compton null
1659 The advantage of time and place in practical actions is half the victory; which being lost is irrecoverable. Sir Francis Drake Drake, Sir Francis null
1660 Life would be tolerable if it were not for its amusements. Sir George Cornwell Lewis Lewis, Sir George Cornwell null
1661 Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking. Sir Humphry Davy Davy, Sir Humphry null
1662 The more parking spaces you provide, the more cars will come to fill them. It's like feeding pigeons. Sir Hugh Casson Casson, Sir Hugh null
1663 I have made any improvement in the sciences, it is owing more to patient attention than to anything beside. Sir Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac null
1664 A noble heart, like the sun, showeth its great countenance in its lowest state. Sir Phillip Sidney Sidney, Sir Phillip null
1665 The most precious things in speech are the pauses. Sir Ralph Richardson Richardson, Sir Ralph null
1666 My cousin, Rip Torn, persuaded me not to change my name: you shouldn't change what you are in the search for success. Sissy Spacek Spacek, Sissy null
1667 Mere family never made a man great. Thought and deed, not pedigree, are the passports to enduring fame. Skobeleff Skobeleff null
1668 Even four horses cannot pull back what the tongue has let go. Slovakian Proverb Proverb - Slovakian null
1669 He is richest who is content with the least, for content is the wealth of nature. Socrates Socrates null
1670 Let him who would move the world, first move himself. Socrates Socrates null
1671 That man is wisest who realizes that his wisdom is worthless. Socrates Socrates null
1672 False words are not only evil in themselves, but they inject the soul with evil. Socrates Socrates null
1673 It is not by ourselves as we really are that we judge others, but by an image that we have formed of ourselves from which we have left out everything that offends our vanity or would discredit us in the eyes of the world. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1674 It is recommended for your soul's sake to do each day two things you dislike. It is a precept that I have followed scrupulously. For every day I have got up and I have gone to bed. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1675 A woman's dress should be like a barbed wire fence, serving its purpose without obstructing the view Sophia Loren Loren, Sophia null
1676 Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life. Sophocles Sophocles null
1677 Angels come in all sizes and shapes and colors, visible and invisible to the physical eye. But always you are changed from having seen one. Sophy Burnham Burnham, Sophy null
1678 The tyrant dies and his rule is over; the martyr dies and his rule begins. Soren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, Soren null
1679 The stork is charged with a lot of things which should be blamed on a lark. Source Obscure Unknown null
1680 To err is human but this you should learn: don't be human on your tax return. Source Obscure Unknown null
1681 I never have frustrations. The reason is to wit: if at first I don't succeed, I quit. Source Obscure Unknown null
1682 When Uncle Sam plays Santa Claus, it's the taxpayer who holds the bag. Source Obscure Unknown null
1683 I tried but it didn't work is a lot better than "I wish I had tried." Source Obscure Unknown null
1684 Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown. Source Obscure Unknown null
1685 Probably the world's greatest humorist was the man who called "installments" "easy payments". Source Obscure Unknown null
1686 Salary: an amount of money that, no matter how large it is, some people spend more than. Source Obscure Unknown null
1687 What this country needs is a dollar which will not be so much elastic as adhesive. Source Obscure Unknown null
1688 The kind of fallout that really disturbs most people is what gets dropped out of their paychecks. Source Obscure Unknown null
1689 If you can smile when all around you have lost their heads, you must be the caddy. Source Obscure Unknown null
1690 A few more payments and the Christmas gift you gave your wife is yours. Source Obscure Unknown null
1691 If you don't have an education, you've got to use your brain. Source Obscure Unknown null
1692 Bridge: next to hockey, the most dangerous shin bruising game in America. Source Obscure Unknown null
1693 Married men have better halves, but bachelors have better quarters. Source Obscure Unknown null
1694 Platonic love is like being invited down to the cellar for a glass of ginger ale. Source Obscure Unknown null
1695 You can never tell about a woman, and if you can, you shouldn't. Source Obscure Unknown null
1696 Don't worry about what people think about you because they aren't thinking about you. Source Obscure Unknown null
1697 Love, music and money are easy to understand in any language. Source Obscure Unknown null
1698 An optimist sees only the initial payment; the pessimist sees the future installments and the upkeep. Source Obscure Unknown null
1699 The thicker the skull the sharper the hint must be to penetrate it. Source Unknown Unknown null
1700 Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man, having caught a big fish, goes home through an alley. Source Unknown Unknown null
1701 Always give one hundred percent, and you'll never have to second guess yourself. Source Unknown Unknown null
1702 Don't be afraid of going slowly; be afraid of standing still. Source Unknown Unknown null
1703 Sickness: not to feel well. There are three stages: ill, pill, bill. Sometimes there's another: will. Source Unknown Unknown null
1704 Home: the place where you can enjoy your corn on the cob and soup. Source Unknown Unknown null
1705 We used to say "What's cooking?" when we came home from work. Now it's "What's thawing?" Source Unknown Unknown null
1706 Business is like riding a bicycle. Either you keep moving or you fall down. Source Unknown Unknown null
1707 Our eyes are placed in front because it is more important to look ahead than to look back. Source Unknown Unknown null
1708 Discretion is when you are sure you are right and then ask your wife. Source Unknown Unknown null
1709 As a rule, a man who doesn't know his own mind hasn't missed much. Source Unknown Unknown null
1710 Every wife ought to know her husband's favorite dish and which restaurant serves it. Source Unknown Unknown null
1711 After the unexpected has happened, there is always someone who knew it would. Source Unknown Unknown null
1712 He was born with a silver spoon in his mouth - but it had someone else's initials. Source Unknown Unknown null
1713 By the time a man is wise enough to watch his step he's too old to go anywhere. Source Unknown Unknown null
1714 Volunteers don't necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. Source Unknown Unknown null
1715 If a man takes off his hat in an elevator it means he has good manners, and hair. Source Unknown Unknown null
1716 An optimist is one who thinks he can get away with saying "thanks" to the head waiter. Source Unknown Unknown null
1717 No sooner do they get the players off the gridiron than they start putting the coaches on the pan. Source Unknown Unknown null
1718 Since we cannot get what we like, let us like what we can get. Spanish Proverb Proverb - Spanish null
1719 One nice thing about a one-way street is that you may only be bumped in the rear. Anonymous Unknown null
1720 Adam: the one man in the world who couldn't say, "Pardon me, haven't I seen you before?" Anonymous Unknown null
1721 All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy. -- Spike Milligan Spike Milligan Milligan, Spike null
1722 Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle. Spurgeon Spurgeon, Charles H. null
1723 A great difficulty today is that our knowledge has increased so much more than our wisdom. Sr. Volunteers Sr. Volunteers null
1724 Have patience with all things but chiefly have patience with yourself. St. Francis De Sales Saint Francis de Sales null
1725 It is no use walking anywhere to preach unless we preach as we walk. St. Francis Of Assisi Saint Francis Of Assisi null
1726 If a man who cannot count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky? Stanislaw Lec Lec, Stanislaw Jerzy null
1727 There are some things (like first love and one's reviews) at which a woman in her middle years does not care to look too closely. Stella Gibbons Gibbons, Stella null
1728 Behind every successful woman... is a substantial amount of coffee. Stephanie Piro Piro, Stephanie null
1729 John Major delivers all his statements as though auditioning for the speaking clock. Stephen Glover Glover, Stephen null
1730 Many a man in love with a dimple makes the mistake of marrying the whole girl. Stephen Leacock Leacock, Stephen null
1731 They wanted fifteen bucks a square yard for carpeting. I am not going to pay that. So what I did, I bought two square yards and when I go home I strap them to my feet. Steve Martin Martin, Steve null
1732 The older you get, the faster you ran when you were a kid. Steve Owen Owen, Steve null
1733 I got food poisoning today. I don't know when I'm gonna use it. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
1734 I wear my heart on my sleeve. I wear my liver on my pant leg. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
1735 Rock-'n'-roll is a bit like Las Vegas; guys dressed up in their sisters' clothes pretending to be angry, but not really angry about anything. Sting Sting null
1736 It never pays to deal with the flyweights of the world. They take far too much pleasure in thwarting you at every turn. Sue Grafton Grafton, Sue null
1737 Feminism's agenda is basic: it asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness. Susan Faludi Faludi, Susan null
1738 When television is bad, nothing is worse. When television is good, it's not much better. Why do you think it's called a medium? Susan Ohanian Ohanian, Susan null
1739 You can't push a wave onto the shore any faster than the ocean brings it in. Susan Strasberg Strasberg, Susan null
1740 Usually speaking, the worst bred person in company is a young traveler just returned from abroad. Swift Swift, Jonathan null
1741 There are few, very few, that will own themselves in a mistake. Swift Swift, Jonathan null
1742 Violent zeal, even for truth, has a hundred to one odds to be either petulance, ambition or pride. Swift Swift, Jonathan null
1743 Silence and egotism go together more commonly than we suspect; the chatterbox merely hopes to be liked for what he expresses; the taciturn demands to be respected for what he contains. Sydney Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
1744 For the last six weeks I have found myself pestered by some characters in search of an author. Sylvia Townsend Warner Warner, Sylvia Townsend null
1745 There is nothing half so sweet in life as love's young dream. T. Moore Moore, Thomas null
1746 I have measured out my life with coffee spoons. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
1747 If you want to write poetry you must earn a living some other way. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
1748 The present and the past are perhaps both present in the future and the future is contained in the past. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
1749 Never commit yourself to a cheese without having first examined it. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
1750 Ours is supposed to be a government in which classes and distinctions melt into a harmonious whole. Until we reach this ideal of government, we will be a distracted, contentious people. T. Thomas Fortune Fortune, T. Thomas null
1751 I do not love him because he is good, but because he is my child. Tagore Tagore, Rabindranath null
1752 To succeed in the world, it is much more necessary to possess the penetration to discern who is a fool, than to discover who is a clever man. Talleyrand Talleyrand null
1753 It's one of the tragic ironies of the theater that only one man in it can count on steady work, the night watchman. Tallulah Bankhead Bankhead, Tallulah null
1754 Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control - those three alone lead life to sovereign power. Tennyson Tennyson, Alfred, Lord null
1755 My advice is to consult the lives of other men, as one would a looking-glass, and from thence fetch examples for imitation. Terence Terence null
1756 When you're between any sort of devil and the deep blue sea, the deep blue sea sometimes looks very inviting. Terence Rattigan Rattigan, Terence null
1757 We spend too much energy being down, when we could use that same energy - doing, or at least trying to do, some of the things we really want to do. Terry McMillan McMillan, Terry null
1758 The most difficult thing in the world is to know how to do a thing and to watch someone else do it wrong without comment. Theodore H. White White, Theodore H. null
1759 The most important thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother. Theodore M. Hesburgh Hesburgh, Theodore M. null
1760 A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace which springs merely from lack either of desire or of power to strive after great things, is as little worthy of a nation as of an individual. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
1761 I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart, and that is softness of head. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
1762 In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is: hit the line hard. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
1763 Real giving had its joy in imagining the joy of the receiver. It means choosing, expending time, going out of one's way, thinking of the other as a subject: the opposite of distraction. Thodor W. Adorno Adorno, Thodor W. null
1764 Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure. Thomas A. Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
1765 He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught. Thomas Aquinas Aquinas, Thomas null
1766 The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense. Thomas Arnold Bennett Bennett, Thomas Arnold null
1767 His imagination resembled the wings of an ostrich. It enabled him to run, though not to soar. Thomas Babington Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Babington null
1768 Nicknames stick to people and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive. Thomas C. Haliburton Haliburton, Thomas C. null
1769 Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to silence. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
1770 Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
1771 Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life. Thomas Dreier Dreier, Thomas null
1772 Let us spare where we can, so that we can spend where we should. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
1773 Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second may be what there be. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
1774 If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have left him alone. Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas null
1775 It may be said that married men of forty are usually ready and generous enough to fling passing glances at any specimen of moderate beauty they may discern by the way. Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas null
1776 Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us. Thomas Holdcroft Holdcroft, Thomas null
1777 Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1778 In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1779 It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1780 Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate for a moment to prefer the latter. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1781 The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1782 He who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
1783 The highest intellects, like the tops of mountains, are the first to catch and reflect the dawn. Thomas Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Babington null
1784 Speech is civilization itself. The word, even the most contradictory word, preserves contact; it is silence which isolates. Thomas Mann Mann, Thomas null
1785 I shall have to sleep three weeks on end to get rested from the rest I've had. Thomas Mann Mann, Thomas null
1786 There is no true intimacy between souls who do not know how to respect one another's solitude. Thomas Merton Merton, Thomas null
1787 Charity is never lost: it may meet with ingratitude, or be of no service to those on whom it was bestowed, yet it ever does a work of beauty and grace upon the heart of the giver. Thomas Middleton Middleton, Thomas null
1788 Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil. Government, like dress, is the badge of lost innocence; the palaces of kings are built upon the ruins of the bowers of paradise. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
1789 It has been the political career of this man to begin with hypocrisy, proceed with arrogance, and finish with contempt. Thomas Paine, On John Adams Paine, Thomas null
1790 Patience is the greatest of all shock absorbers. The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble. Thomas R. Dewar Dewar, Thomas R. null
1791 He enjoys much who is thankful for little; a grateful mind is both a great and happy mind. Thomas Secker Secker, Thomas null
1792 What you dislike in another, take care to correct in yourself. Thomas Sprat Sprat, Thomas null
1793 Labor and abstinence are two of the best physicians in the world. Thomas Tryon Tryon, Thomas null
1794 If the first amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch. Thurgood Marshall Marshall, Thurgood null
1795 The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense. Tom Clancy Clancy, Tom null
1796 I've never gotten any good advice. I've had to figure it out for myself. Tom Magliozzi Magliozzi, Tom null
1797 There are seventy million books in American libraries, but the one you want is always out. Tom Masson Masson, Tom null
1798 Not that you can't write about a serious subject - everything can't be a goof - but I think you just get it a little easier if you don't get all puffed up. Tom Petty, On Songwriting Petty, Tom null
1799 We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else. Tom Stoppard Stoppard, Tom null
1800 The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means. Tom Stoppard Stoppard, Tom null
1801 My first psychiatrist said I was paranoid, but I want a second opinion because I think he's out to get me. Tom Wilson, "Ziggy" Wilson, Tom null
1802 The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination. Tommy Lasorda Lasorda, Tommy null
1803 The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes. Tony Blair Blair, Tony null
1804 Censorship is more depraving and corrupting than anything pornography can produce. Tony Smythe Smythe, Tony null
1805 It is an axiom of sports that the legs go first. For sportswriters, it's the enthusiasm. Trent Frayne Frayne, Trent null
1806 Even an attorney of moderate talent can postpone doomsday year after year, for a the system of appeals that pervades American jurisprudence amounts to a legalistic wheel of fortune, a game of chance, somewhat fixed in the favor of the criminal, that the p Truman Capote Capote, Truman null
1807 Imperfect knowledge is the parent of doubt; thorough and honest research dispels it. Tryon Edwards Edwards, Tryon null
1808 Doctors must really get typewriters. This lady is suffering from something unreadable. Tudor Rees Rees, Tudor null
1809 Dancing is like bank robbery. It takes split-second timing. Twyla Tharp Tharp, Twyla null
1810 I have discovered the philosopher's stone that turns everything into gold: It is "pay as you go". John Randolph Randolph, John null
1811 Blessed are those who go around in circles for they shall be called big wheels. Uncertain Origin Unknown null
1812 Long-range goals keep you from being frustrated by short-term failures. Unknown Unknown null
1813 Acrobat: the only person who can do what everyone else would like to do - pat himself on the back. Unknown Unknown null
1814 The people hardest to convince that they should retire are children at bedtime. Unknown Author Unknown null
1815 Appendicitis and tonsillitis: two sicknesses that made famous the line, "There's gold in them thar ills." Unknown Origin Unknown null
1816 Public library building: the tallest building in town. It has more stories than any other. Unknown Source Unknown null
1817 A diplomat is a man who can pull the wool over his wife's eyes with the right yarn. Unknown Source Unknown null
1818 Oh, for the good old days when people would stop Christmas shopping when they ran out of money. Unknown Source Unknown null
1819 The only women who dress to please their husbands are wearing last year's clothes. Unknown Source Unknown null
1820 Drunkenness places man as much below the level of the brutes, as reason elevates him above them. Upton Sinclair Sinclair, Upton null
1821 My imagination makes me human and makes me a fool; it gives me all this world and exiles me from it. Ursula Le Guin Le Guin, Ursula K. null
1822 Literature is a peculiarly public product of a particularly private endeavor. Valerie Miner Miner, Valerie null
1823 All religions will pass, but this will remain: simply sitting in a chair and looking in the distance. Vasili Vasilievich Rozanov Rozanov, Vasili Vasilievich null
1824 Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
1825 Be it true of false, what is said about men often has as much influence upon their lives, and especially upon their destinies, as what they do. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
1826 No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
1827 The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
1828 British rail porters are trained at the Pol Pot School Of Charm, while guards are either frustrated broadcasters, ceaselessly blaring out incomprehensible messages, or trappist monks who have taken a holy vow forbidding any form of communication whatsoeve Victor Lewis-Smith Lewis-Smith, Victor null
1829 Jogging is for people who aren't intelligent enough to watch television. Victoria Wood Wood, Victoria null
1830 I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts. Virgil Virgil null
1831 One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
1832 The first duty of a lecturer - to hand you after an hour's discourse a nugget of pure truth to wrap up between the pages of your notebooks and keep on the mantelpiece forever. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
1833 An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate. Viscount De Chateaubriand Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De null
1834 Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together. Vista M. Kelly Kelly, Vista M. null
1835 Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die. Voltaire Voltaire null
1836 He who serves his country well has no need of ancestors. Voltaire Voltaire null
1837 It's not the scarcity of money, but the scarcity of men and talents, which make a state weak. Voltaire Voltaire null
1838 Appreciation is a wonderful thing; it makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well. Voltaire Voltaire null
1839 The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a guy is lucky to get out of it alive. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. null
1840 Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life. W. E. B. Du Bois Du Bois, W. E. B. null
1841 A man in earnest finds means, or if he cannot find, creates them. W. E. Channing Channing, William Ellery null
1842 The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves. W. E. Channing Channing, William Ellery null
1843 The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered but that which is lived. W. G. Clarke Clarke, W. G. null
1844 There is no such penalty for error and folly as to see one's children suffer for it. W. G. Summer Summer, W. G. null
1845 When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a drawing room full of dukes. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
1846 Your cameraman might enjoy himself, because my face looks like a wedding cake left out in the rain. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
1847 And make us as Newton was, who in his garden watching the apple falling towards England, became aware between himself and her of an eternal tie. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
1848 Among those whom I like, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
1849 No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
1850 The flower we do not pluck is the only which never loses its beauty or its fragrance. W. R. Alger Alger, William Rounseville null
1851 Hypocrisy is the most difficult and nerve-racking vice that any man can pursue; it needs an unceasing vigilance and a rare detachment of spirit. It cannot, like adultery or gluttony, be practiced at spare moments; it is a whole-time job. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1852 Only a mediocre writer is always at his best. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1853 Life is too short to do anything for oneself that one can pay others to do for one. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1854 People often feed the hungry so that nothing may disturb their own enjoyment of a good meal. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1855 At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
1856 To regard the imagination as metaphysics is to think of it as part of life, and to think of it as part of life is to realize the extent of artifice. We live in the mind. Wallace Stevens Stevens, Wallace null
1857 I never ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
1858 In this broad earth of ours amid the measureless grossness and the slag enclosed and safe within its central heart, nestles the seed perfection. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
1859 I never see that man without feeling that he is one to become personally attach'd to, for his combination of purest heartiest tenderness, and native western form of manliness. Walt Whitman, On Abraham Lincoln Whitman, Walt null
1860 The best history is but like the art of Rembrandt; it casts a vivid light on certain selected causes, on those which were best and greatest; it leaves all the rest in shadow and unseen. Walter Bagehot Bagehot, Walter null
1861 An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind. Walter Bagehot Bagehot, Walter null
1862 It is more than probable that the average man could, with no injury to his health, increase his efficiency fifty percent. Walter Dill Scott Scott, Walter Dill null
1863 The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them. Walter S. Robertson Robertson, Walter S. null
1864 To the timid and hesitating, everything is impossible because it seems so. Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
1865 This, it seems to me, is the most severe punishment, finding out you are wrong. Walter Winchell Winchell, Walter null
1866 I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret. Walter Winchell Winchell, Walter null
1867 Gossip is the art of saying nothing in a way that leaves practically nothing unsaid. Walter Winchell Winchell, Walter null
1868 Wall street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway. Warren Buffett Buffett, Warren null
1869 Sometimes you have to learn how to give the right answer to a wrong question. Warren Christopher Christopher, Warren null
1870 America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration. Warren G. Harding Harding, Warren G. null
1871 Honest good humor is the oil and wine of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial companionship equal to that where the jokes are rather small and the laughter abundant. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
1872 Little minds are subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
1873 Only by unintermitted agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle, not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
1874 As the Greek said, many men know how to flatter; few know how to praise. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
1875 What is defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
1876 Bloody men are like bloody buses - you wait for about a year and as soon as one approaches your stop two or three others appear. Wendy Cope Cope, Wendy null
1877 No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive, the trick is not to get frightened. There's nothing wrong with being alone. Wendy Wasserstein Wasserstein, Wendy null
1878 With every new answer unfolded, science has consistently discovered at least three new questions. Wernher Von Braun Braun, Wernher von null
1879 I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me. Whitney Houston Houston, Whitney null
1880 My mother gave me really smart advice - you can do and be anything if you're willing to deal with how other people respond to you. I was willing to take whatever anybody would dish out for the right to be myself. Whoopi Goldberg Goldberg, Whoopi null
1881 As we acquire knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious. Will Durant Durant, Will null
1882 The world wisely prefers happiness to wisdom. Will Durant Durant, Will null
1883 You know everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1884 (regarding income tax) It has made more liars out of the American people than golf. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1885 Maybe ain't ain't so correct, but I notice that lots of folks who ain't using ain't ain't eating. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1886 My forefathers didn't come over on the Mayflower but they met the boat. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1887 A conference is just an admission that you want somebody to join you in your troubles. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1888 A comedian can only last till he either takes himself serious or his audience takes him serious. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1889 Outside of traffic, there is nothing that has held this country back as much as committees. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1890 I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they do now. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
1891 I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
1892 Style is a fraud. I always felt the Greeks were hiding behind their columns. Willem De Kooning Kooning, Willem De null
1893 Liberty is the only thing you can't have unless you give it to others. William Allen White White, William Allen null
1894 Happiness is like a cat. If you try to coax it or call it, it will avoid you. It will never come. But if you pay no attention to it and go about your business, you'll find it rubbing against your legs and jumping into your lap. William Bennett Bennett, William null
1895 It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer. William Blackstone Blackstone, William null
1896 It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake Blake, William null
1897 No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake Blake, William null
1898 Neither Christ nor Buddha nor Socrates wrote a book, for to do that is to exchange life for a logical process. William Butler Yeats Yeats, William Butler null
1899 A library, a garden, a grove, a purling stream, are the innocent scenes that divert our leisure William Byrd Byrd, William null
1900 What, he speaks unseasonable truths sometimes, because he has not wit enough to invent an evasion. William Congreve Congreve, William null
1901 Variety's the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor. William Cowper Cowper, William null
1902 All civilized men want peace. And all truly civilized men must despise pacifism. William F. Buckley Buckley, William F., Jr. null
1903 There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance. William F. Buckley, Jr. Buckley, William F., Jr. null
1904 No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors. William Faulkner Faulkner, William null
1905 Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go. William Feather Feather, William null
1906 In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine, the test of its value is not in its taste, but its effects. William Fulbright Fulbright, William null
1907 Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance. William Gaddis Gaddis, William null
1908 She even sighed offensively... As if she meant to charge me with the necessity of doing so. William Gerhardie Gerhardie, William null
1909 A tree: the grandest and most beautiful of all the productions of the earth. William Gilpin Gilpin, William null
1910 Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
1911 Strong hands to weak, old hands to young, around this Christmas board, touch hands. William Henry Harrison Harrison, William Henry null
1912 Sometimes I think I might as well give up as far as being a candidate is concerned. There are so many people in the country who don't like me. Without knowing much about me, they don't like me. William Howard Taft Taft, William Howard null
1913 Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with dynamic currents passing through your being, is another. William James James, William null
1914 Language is the most imperfect and expansive means yet discovered for communicating thought. William James James, William null
1915 To ignore, to disdain, to consider, to overlook, are the essence of the gentleman. William James James, William null
1916 The greatest discovery is that man can alter his life by altering his attitude. William Jones Jones, William null
1917 Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. William Osler Osler, William null
1918 We are here to add what we can to life, not to get what we can from it. William Osler Osler, William null
1919 The good we take with us at the last call is the good we do while here. William Peck Peck, William null
1920 Do what good you can unknown, and be not vain of what ought rather to be felt than seen. William Penn Penn, William null
1921 I shall pass through life but once, let me show kindness now as I shall not pass this way again. William Penn Penn, William null
1922 O! Call back yesterday, bid time return. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1923 One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1924 Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1925 When words are scarce they are seldom spent in vain. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1926 He uses his folly like a stalking-horse, and under the presentation of that he shoots his wit. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1927 I know a bank whereon the wild thyme blows, where oxlips and the nodding violet grows quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine, with sweet musk-roses, and with eglantine. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1928 A miser grows rich by seeming poor; an extravagant man grows poor by seeming rich. William Shenstone Shenstone, William null
1929 It is my duty to my country to respect its flag and to defend it against its enemies. William Tyler Page Page, William Tyler null
1930 While our hearts are pure, our lives are happy and our peace is sure. William Winter Winter, William null
1931 Popularity is exhausting: the life of the party always winds up in a corner with an overcoat over him. Wilson Mizner Mizner, Wilson null
1932 He's the only man I ever knew who had rubber pockets so he could steal soup. Wilson Mizner Mizner, Wilson null
1933 I am never going to have anything more to do with politics or politicians. When this war is over I shall confine myself entirely to writing and painting. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1934 The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1935 It is no use saying, "we are doing our best." you have got to succeed in doing what is necessary. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1936 In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used frequently to take my advice. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1937 Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they may not dismount and the tigers are getting hungry. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1938 My wife and I used to breakfast together. But we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
1939 I shall always be glad to have seen it - for the same reason papa gave for being glad to have seen Lisbon - namely "that it will be unnecessary ever to see it again." Winston Churchill, On Calcutta Churchill, Sir Winston null
1940 If you want to make enemies, try to change something. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
1941 The things that the flag stands for were created by the experiences of a great people. The flag is the embodiment, not of sentiment, but of history. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
1942 The use of the university is to make young gentlemen unlike their fathers. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
1943 They reside with my father - who polishes them. Well, I'm certainly not going to put Oscars in my house. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
1944 How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter? Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
1945 There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
1946 Men were only made into "men" with great difficulty even in primitive society: the male has to be propped up into that position with some ingenuity, and is always likely to collapse. Wyndham Lewis Lewis, Wyndham null
1947 Nobody tries to steal your troubles, and nobody can take your good deeds. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
1948 He who does not have to borrow lives without cares. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
1949 The girl who can't dance says the band can't play Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
1950 You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there. Yogi Berra Berra, Yogi null
1951 Nobody has measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold. Zelda Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Zelda null
1952 I believe in large families. Every woman should have at least three husbands. Zsa Zsa Gabor Gabor, Zsa Zsa null
1953 The grand essentials of life are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for Allan Chalmers Chalmers, Allan null
1954 Every man is fully satisfied that there is such a thing as truth, or he would not ask any questions. C. S. Pierce Pierce, C. S. null
1955 The charities that soothe, and heal, and bless, lie scattered at the feet of men like flowers. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
1956 We met Dr. Hall in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
1957 Any man may speak truly; but to speak with order, wisely, and competently, of that, few men are capable. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
1958 It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
1959 A criminal is a person with predatory instincts who has not sufficient capital to form a corporation. Howard Scott Scott, Howard null
1960 In the gates of eternity the black hand and the white hold each other with an equal clasp. Harriet Beecher Stowe Stowe, Harriet Beecher null
1961 Never undertake anything unless you have the heart to ask Heaven's blessing on your undertaking. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
1962 What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere? Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
1963 We should cherish kind wishes for a time may come when we may be able to put them in practice. Mary R. Mitford Mitford, Mary R. null
1964 The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
1965 Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
1966 You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough. Frank Crane Crane, Frank null
1967 Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. Quarles Quarles null
1968 The reactionary is always willing to take a progressive attitude on any issue that is dead. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
1969 A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month's study of books. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
1970 The greatest virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
1971 Oh, love is real enough, you will find it some day but it has one archenemy, and that is life. Jean Anouilh Anouilh, Jean null
1972 In politics if you want anything said, ask a man. If you want anything done, ask a woman. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
1973 Enslave but a single human being, and the liberty of the world is put in peril. William Lloyd Garrison Garrison, William Lloyd null
1974 There are three kinds of kissers: the fire extinguisher, the mummy, and the vacuum cleaner. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
1975 Men have always found it easy to be governed. What is hard is for them to govern themselves. Max Lerner Lerner, Max null
1976 A casual stroll through a lunatic asylum shows that faith does not prove anything. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
1977 He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have. Socrates Socrates null
1978 Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster. Christopher Herold Herold, Christopher null
1979 Honest criticism and sensitive appreciation are directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
1980 In this world people have to pay an extortionate price for any exceptional gift whatever. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
1981 There is no witness so terrible - no accuser so powerful as conscience which dwells within us. Sophocles Sophocles null
1982 Falsehoods not only disagree with truths, but usually quarrel among themselves. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
1983 The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
1984 Loving kindness is greater than laws; and the charities of life are more than all ceremonies. The Talmud Talmud, The null
1985 Our strength is often composed of the weaknesses we're damned if we're going to show. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
1986 Give what you have. To some one it may be better than you dare to think. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
1987 The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it. George Carlin Carlin, George null
1988 Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
1989 I suppose I could make changes in my play, but who am I to tamper with a masterpiece? Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
1990 If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security. John Adams Adams, John null
1991 It is harder to conceal ignorance than to obtain knowledge. Arnold Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
1992 Blessed is he who devotes his life to great and noble ends, and who forms his well-considered plans with deliberate wisdom. St. Augustine Saint Augustine null
1993 Mankind may supply us with facts, but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind. Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
1994 The existing social order is a swindle and its cherished beliefs mostly delusions. George Orwell Orwell, George null
1995 Delay always breeds danger, and to protract a great design is often to ruin it. Miguel de Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
1996 Reporters are puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings. Lyndon Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
1997 Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
1998 Of all the evil spirits abroad in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous. James Froude Froude, James Anthony null
1999 The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return. Maria Edgeworth Edgeworth, Maria null
2000 Perfect contentment can rarely be recognized. Maybe in Tibet. Maybe in toddlers. Carrie Fisher Fisher, Carrie null
2001 What do you suppose will satisfy the soul, except to walk free and own no superior. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
2002 As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
2003 Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen. Bob Edwards Edwards, Bob null
2004 I used to think it was really important to be a size ten, but now I'm older and wider. Kathy Shaskan Shaskan, Kathy null
2005 The lust for power, for dominating others, inflames the heart more than any other passion. Tacitus Tacitus null
2006 I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts. Orson Welles Welles, Orson null
2007 The essential problem is how to govern a large-scale world with small-scale minds. Alfred Zimmern Zimmern, Alfred null
2008 Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
2009 When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
2010 Emulation admires and strives to imitate great actions; envy is only moved to malice. Honore Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
2011 Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the cost of hatred, the waste of spirits. Hannah More More, Hannah null
2012 Speak well of every one if you speak of them at all - none of us are so very good. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
2013 A woman is like a tea bag. You don't know her strength until she is in hot water. Nancy Reagan Reagan, Nancy null
2014 If every day is an awakening, you will never grow old. You will just keep growing. Gail Sheehy Sheehy, Gail null
2015 The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing - and then they marry him. Cher Cher null
2016 Are we never to learn that socialism has its roots in envy and in nothing else? Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
2017 All the things I really like to do are either immoral, illegal, or fattening. Alexander Woollcott Woollcott, Alexander null
2018 Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud and one the stars. Frederick Langbridge Langbridge, Frederick null
2019 No man can be a pure specialist without being in the strict sense an idiot. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
2020 Cherish forever what makes you unique, because you're really a yawn if it goes. Bette Midler Midler, Bette null
2021 It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich. Alan Alda Alda, Alan null
2022 My definition of a free society is a society where it is safe to be unpopular. Adlai E. Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
2023 If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else. Marvin Gaye Gaye, Marvin null
2024 Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there. Franklin P. Jones Jones, Franklin P. null
2025 Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is candy. Charles F. Abbott Abbott, Charles F. null
2026 When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes. Erasmus Erasmus null
2027 Have you fifty friends? It is not enough. Have you one enemy? It is too much. Italian Proverb Proverb - Italian null
2028 When the vices give us up, we flatter ourselves that we are giving them up. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
2029 Practice what you know, and it will help to make clear what now you do not know. Rembrandt Rembrandt null
2030 Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is always, therefore, represented as blind. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
2031 Getting money is not all a man's business; to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Johnson Johnson null
2032 All despotism is bad; but the worst is that which works with the machinery of freedom. Junius Junius null
2033 If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself. Dwight L. Moody Moody, Dwight L. null
2034 The fact is, nothing comes; at least, nothing good. All has to be fetched. Charles Buxton Buxton, Charles null
2035 Providence has given us hope and sleep as a compensation for the many cares of life. Voltaire Voltaire null
2036 Those who expect to reap the benefits of freedom must, like men, undergo the fatigue of supporting it. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
2037 It is not knowledge of ways and means we lack; it is the will to put them into effect. Alfred Vanderbilt Vanderbilt, Alfred null
2038 Whoever blushes, is already guilty; true innocence is ashamed of nothing. Henri Rousseau Rousseau, Henri null
2039 Lack of education is an extraordinary handicap when one is being offensive. Josephine Tey Tey, Josephine null
2040 Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. Thomas Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
2041 Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it. Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah null
2042 Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
2043 A great deal of talent is lost in this world for the want of a little courage. Sydney Smith Smith, Sydney null
2044 None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2045 There's something still better than silence, 'tis this - to speak the truth. Joseph Kimchi Kimchi, Joseph null
2046 We women do talk too much, but even then we don't tell half of what we know. Nancy Astor Astor, Lady Nancy null
2047 The most dangerous thing in the world is to leap a chasm in two jumps. David Lloyd George George, David Lloyd null
2048 Curiosity is looking over other people's affairs, and overlooking our own. H. L. Wayland Wayland, H. L. null
2049 The evils of controversy are transitory, while its benefits are permanent. Robert Hall Hall, Robert null
2050 It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with. Clark Gable Gable, Clark null
2051 What I wanted to be when I grew up was - in charge! USAF Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Vaught, USAF Brigadier General Wilma null
2052 Remember me not for my abilities, but remember my labors and my endeavors. John Donne Donne, John null
2053 Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
2054 The art of progress is to preserve order amid change and to preserve change amid order. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
2055 One often makes a remark and only later sees how true it is. Ludwig Wittgenstein Wittgenstein, Ludwig null
2056 Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards. Soren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, Soren null
2057 The head never rules the heart but just becomes its partner in crime. Michael McLaughlin McLaughlin, Michael null
2058 I am satisfied that we are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see. Herodotus Herodotus null
2059 Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Confucius Confucius null
2060 Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities. Aristotle Aristotle null
2061 The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate. Euripides Euripides null
2062 A champion is afraid of losing. Everyone else is afraid of winning. Billie Jean King King, Billie Jean null
2063 To live is not to live for one's self alone; let us help one another. Menander Menander null
2064 A fool may have his coat embroidered with gold, but it is a fool's coat still. Rivarol Rivarol null
2065 No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
2066 A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
2067 I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love. Joan Crawford Crawford, Joan null
2068 The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought. Emma Goldman Goldman, Emma null
2069 Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2070 Nothing is so exhausting as indecision, and nothing so futile. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
2071 Self-respect. The secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
2072 Those who deny freedom for others deserve it not for themselves. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
2073 The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
2074 Remember that what you believe will depend very much upon what you are. Noah Porter Noah Porter null
2075 This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if only we know what to do with it. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2076 The body pays for a slip of the fool, and gold pays for a slip of the tongue. Malaysian Proverb Proverb - Malaysian null
2077 Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has its enemies. Robert F. Kennedy Kennedy, Robert F. null
2078 The really great are those who are able to make life meet them on their terms. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
2079 The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men. Orson Squire Fowler Fowler, Orson Squire null
2080 Better are the blows of a friend than the false kisses of an enemy. Thomas a Becket Becket, Thomas a null
2081 The next great task of Science is to create a religion for humanity. John Morley Morley, John null
2082 To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
2083 Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from. Jodie Foster Foster, Jodie null
2084 Communism is like Prohibition; it's a good idea, but it won't work. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
2085 If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: I'm cheap." Delta Burke Burke, Delta null
2086 The faces which have charmed us the most escape us the soonest. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
2087 There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it. Ovid Ovid null
2088 Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry van Dyke Van Dyke, Henry null
2089 If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool. Carl Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
2090 When you publish a book, it's the world's book. The world edits it. Philip Roth Roth, Philip null
2091 When people once begin to deviate, they do not know where to stop. George III George III null
2092 Whoever considers the study of anatomy can never be an atheist. Lord Herbert Herbert, Lord null
2093 Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
2094 The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works. St. Augustine Saint Augustine null
2095 If you want to live on the edge of life, you need to be flexible. Kim Novak Novak, Kim null
2096 I was a hedonist long before I knew what a hedonist was. Tallulah Bankhead Bankhead, Tallulah null
2097 A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword. Robert Burton Burton, Robert null
2098 It is good to rub and polish our brain against that of others. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
2099 Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
2100 Work is a necessity for man. Man invented the alarm clock. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
2101 Nothing will content the one who is not content with little. Greek Proverb Proverb - Greek null
2102 Visits always give pleasure; if not in the arriving, then in the departing. Portuguese Proverb Proverb - Portuguese null
2103 Blessed be childhood which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness. Henri F. Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
2104 A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners. Irish Adage Proverb - Irish null
2105 Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
2106 When they want to overpay you, there's usually a reason. Diana Vreeland Vreeland, Diana null
2107 Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. John Milton Milton, John null
2108 Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
2109 The times are not so bad as they seem; they couldn't be. Jay Franklin Franklin, Jay null
2110 A small debt produces a debtor; a large one, an enemy. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
2111 I think I care too much about what people think about me. Matt Damon Damon, Matt null
2112 Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do. Benjamin Spock Spock, Dr. Benjamin null
2113 We enjoy thoroughly only the pleasure that we give. Alexandre Dumas Dumas, Alexandre null
2114 There are no atheists in the foxholes of Bataan. Douglas MacArthur MacArthur, Douglas null
2115 The secret of success is constancy of purpose. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
2116 Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold. Juvenal Juvenal null
2117 He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over. Porteus Porteus null
2118 If you would create something, you must be something. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2119 Silence is sometimes the severest criticism. Charles Buxton Buxton, Charles null
2120 It is difficulties that show what men are. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
2121 Lack of money is the root of all evil. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
2122 Examine what is said, not him who speaks. Arabian Proverb Proverb - Arabian null
2123 Business is a combination of war and sport. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
2124 Oh, give us the man who sings at his work. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
2125 All is to be feared where all is to be lost. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
2126 O what a heaven is love! O what a hell! Thomas Dekker Dekker, Thomas null
2127 Circumstances! - I make circumstances! Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
2128 Wisdom comes by disillusionment. George Santayana Santayana, George null
2129 What's another word for Thesaurus? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
2130 Every man has his devilish moments. Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
2131 A blush is the color of virtue. Diogenes Diogenes null
2132 If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant. If we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. Anne Bradstreet Bradstreet, Anne null
2133 The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
2134 The pleasure of love lasts but a moment. The pain of love lasts a lifetime. French Proverb Proverb - French null
2135 When the wind's in the east on Candlemas Day, there it will stick till the end of May. English Saying Proverb - English null
2136 When rubles fall from heaven there is no sack; when there is a sack, rubles don't fall. Russian Wisdom Proverb - Russian null
2137 When selling a horse, praise his bad points, and leave the good ones to look after themselves. Old Adage Unknown null
2138 We can't do much about the length of our lives, but we can do plenty about its width and depth. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
2139 Life is short, but it's wide! Chuck Pyle Pyle, Chuck null
2140 A man who does not love a horse cannot love a woman. Spanish Proverb Proverb - Spanish null
2141 Houses are built of bricks, mortar and good will, not politics, prejudices and spite. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
2142 Every time I sell a painting of mine, I feel like I'm amputating an arm or leg. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
2143 It is only at the tree loaded with fruit that the people throw stones. French Saying Proverb - French null
2144 Rain beats a leopard's skin but does not wash off the spots. Ashanti Proverb Proverb - Ashanti null
2145 The lions would not eat Daniel; they would eat most anything but they drew the line at prophets. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
2146 There is no genius in life like the genius of energy and industry. D. G. Mitchell Mitchell, D. G. null
2147 It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when he loves. Baron Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
2148 You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'. Dr. Wayne W. Dyer Dyer, Dr. Wayne W. null
2149 Nothing needs reforming so much as other people's habits. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2150 Good habits are as addictive as bad habits, and a lot more rewarding. Harvey Mackay Mackay, Harvey null
2151 Heaven goes by favor; if it went by merit you would stay out and your dog would go in. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2152 No matter how much you feed a wolf he will always return to the forest. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
2153 Laziness is a good deal like money - the more a man has of it, the more he seems to want. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
2154 If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
2155 Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
2156 Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
2157 Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
2158 The difficulty of literature is not to write, but to write what you mean. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
2159 He who would climb the ladder must begin with the bottom step. English Proverb Proverb - English null
2160 The heart of the fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
2161 The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store. F. M. Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
2162 The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything – and it works. William Strong Strong, William null
2163 Every time an artist dies, part of the vision of the mankind passes with him. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
2164 He who wants a rose has to respect the thorn. Persian Proverb Proverb - Persian null
2165 If any man seeks greatness, let him forget greatness and seek truth, and he shall find both. Horace Mann Mann, Horace null
2166 Men must have corrupted nature a little, for they were not born wolves, and have become wolves. Voltaire Voltaire null
2167 The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
2168 Beautiful impulses are good in themselves, but we Americans are inclined to trust them too exclusively. Elizabeth Jackson Jackson, Elizabeth null
2169 No man is quite sane. Each has a vein of folly in his composition - a slight determination of blood to the head, to make sure of holding him hard to some one point which he has taken to heart. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2170 I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
2171 When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute – and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
2172 There is a gentle absurdity about Washington D.C., and it is easy to develop affection for the place, if you can forget that the consequences of what goes on there are real, whereas what goes on there may not be. Linda Ellerbee Ellerbee, Linda null
2173 Gentlemen know that fresh air should be kept in its proper place – out of doors – and that, God having given us indoors and out-of-doors, we should not attempt to do away with this distinction. Rose Macaulay Macaulay, Rose null
2174 A new question has arisen in modern man's mind, the question, namely, whether life is worth living. No sensible answer can be given to the question because the question does not make any sense. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
2175 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 Freud, Sigmund null
2176 Any man who takes the liberty of another into his keeping is bound to become a tyrant, and any man who yields up his liberty, in however slight the measure, is bound to become a slave. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
2177 We should manage our fortune as we do our health – enjoy it when good, be patient when it is bad, and never apply violent remedies except in an extreme necessity. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
2178 The invention of television can be compared to the introduction of indoor plumbing. Fundamentally it brought no change in the public's habits. It simply eliminated the necessity of leaving the house. Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock, Alfred null
2179 In human intimacy there is a secret boundary; neither the experience of being in love nor passion can cross it, though lips be joined together in awful silence, and the heart break asunder with love. Anna Akhmatova Akhmatova, Anna null
2180 The past exudes legend: one can't make pure clay of time's mud. There is no life that can be recaptured wholly; as it was. Which is to say that all biography is ultimately fiction. Bernard Malamud Malamud, Bernard null
2181 The effect of boredom on a large scale in history is underestimated. It is a main cause of revolutions, and would soon bring to an end all the static Utopias and the farmyard civilization of the Fabians. William R. Inge Inge, William Ralph null
2182 Don't write anything you can phone, don't phone anything you can talk face to face, don't talk anything you can smile, don't smile anything you can wink and don't wink anything you can nod. Earl Long Long, Earl null
2183 If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2184 I think when you eat out you should have a little fun; it's good for digestion. Simple things. After the waiter recites a long list of specials, ask him if they serve cow feet. George Carlin Carlin, George null
2185 The people are unreal. The flowers are unreal, they don't smell. The fruit is unreal, it doesn't taste of anything. The whole place is a glaring, gaudy, nightmarish set, built up in the desert. Ethel Barrymore, on Hollywood Barrymore, Ethel null
2186 In his day, Marlon Brando was a good-looking guy. He wasn't real tall, but he was dark and handsome, and his voice was real gravelly. He seemed kind of out there – untouched. John Taylor Thomas Thomas, John Taylor null
2187 I believe each individual is naturally entitled to do as he pleases with himself and the fruit of his labor, so far as it in no way interferes with any other man's rights. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
2188 Philadelphia is a handsome city, but distractingly regular. After walking about it for an hour or two, I felt that I would have given the world for a crooked street. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
2189 A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
2190 Many times I have found that my best ideas have come when I thought I could not work for another minute and when I literally had to drive myself to finish the task before a deadline. Richard M. Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
2191 I have accepted fear as a part of life – specifically he fear of change, the fear of the unknown; and I have gone ahead despite the pounding in my heart that says: Turn back, turn back, you'll die if you venture too far. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
2192 The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
2193 My mother told me I was blessed, and I have always taken her word for it. Being born of – or reincarnated from – royalty is nothing like being blessed. Royalty is inherited from another human being, blessedness comes from God. Duke Ellington Ellington, Duke null
2194 There's a rebel lying deep in my soul. I hate the idea of trends. I hate imitation; I have a reverence for individuality. I got where I am by coming off the wall. Clint Eastwood Eastwood, Clint null
2195 Finish every day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsen Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2196 No one knows enough to be a pessimist. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
2197 A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
2198 Management must be concerned first with the opportunity for a decent living. Hugh Comer Comer, Hugh null
2199 Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
2200 The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side. Hunter S. Thompson Thompson, Hunter S. null
2201 I have received no more than one or two letters in my life that were worth the postage. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2202 Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
2203 We must not allow the clock and the calendar to blind us to the fact that each moment of life is a miracle and a mystery. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
2204 It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing and talk by the hour. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
2205 There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. John Millington Synge Synge, John Millington null
2206 The Democratic faith is that every human being born is born to live like a gentleman of leisure. H. M. Kallen Kallen, H. M. null
2207 In clothes as well as in speech, the man of taste will shun all these extremes that give offense. Moliere Moliere null
2208 If the fools do not control the world, it isn't because they are not in the majority. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
2209 People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
2210 Dress unaffectedly, and, without haste, follow the changes in the current taste. Moliere Moliere null
2211 Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, but no one can agree on what it is. Diane Ackerman Ackerman, Diane null
2212 I invented nothing new; I simply assembled into a car the discoveries of other men. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
2213 Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day. Mickey Rooney Rooney, Mickey null
2214 How happy is the blameless vestal's lot! The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each prayer accepted, and each wish resigned. Alexander Pope (from Eloisa to Abelard) Pope, Alexander null
2215 He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
2216 The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar, instead of how little he can give for a dollar, is bound to succeed. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
2217 It was a very, very nice letter you wrote by the light of the stars at midnight. Always write then, for your heart requires moonlight to deliquesce it. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
2218 The function of Liberalism in the past was that of putting a limit to the powers of kings. Its function in the future will be that of putting a limit to the powers of Parliaments. Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert null
2219 A community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess. A. Philip Randolph Randolph, A. Philip null
2220 The autumn always gets me badly, as it breaks into colors. I want to go south, where there is no autumn, where the cold doesn't crouch over one like a snow-leopard waiting to pounce. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
2221 Reporters, especially those in Washington, face an old journalistic dilemma: Because their stature tends to rise and fall with that of the people they cover, they have a stake in the successes of their subject. Walter Isaacson Isaacson, Walter null
2222 I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as King as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love. Edward VIII Edward VIII null
2223 However it is debased or misinterpreted, love is a redemptive feature. To focus on one individual so that their desires become superior to yours is a very cleansing experience. Jeanette Winterson Winterson, Jeanette null
2224 Man stands face to face with the irrational. He feels within him his longing for happiness and for reason. The absurd is born of this confrontation between the human need and the unreasonable silence of the world. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
2225 What the historian is called on to investigate is what lies behind the act; and to this the conscious thought or motive of the individual actor may be quite irrelevant. Edward Hallett Carr Carr, Edward Hallett null
2226 In the twentieth century what astonishes many of us is not so much that human nature is fundamentally corrupt; we are astonished rather that it does not behave more wickedly than it obviously does. Morton Irving Seiden Seiden, Morton Irving null
2227 We are most likely to get angry and excited in our opposition to some idea when we ourselves are not quite certain of our own position, and are inwardly tempted to take the other side. Thomas Mann Mann, Thomas null
2228 If there is any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do to any fellow being, let me do it now, and not deter or neglect it, as I shall not pass this way again. William Penn Penn, William null
2229 It happens to be a matter of record that I was first in print with the discovery that the tastelessness of food offered in American clubs varies in proportion to the exclusiveness of the club. Calvin Trillin Trillin, Calvin null
2230 We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and the come back to us as effects. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
2231 It is only the untalented director who imagines himself in every part, wants his own thoughts and emotions portrayed; it is only the untalented who makes his own limitations those of the actor as well. Liv Ulmann Ulmann, Liv null
2232 One stands perplexed and wonders whether one should use force or humble love. Always decide to use humble love! If you resolved on that once and for all, you may subdue the whole world. Fyodor Dostoevsky Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich null
2233 The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. Richard Bach Bach, Richard null
2234 Respect for the vulnerability of human beings is a necessary part of telling the truth, because no truth will be wrested from a callous vision or callous handling. Anais Nin Nin, Anais null
2235 It is one of the great troubles of life that we cannot have any unmixed emotions. There is always something in our enemy that we like, and some thing in our sweetheart that we dislike. William Butler Yeats Yeats, William Butler null
2236 Artistic growth is, more than it is anything else, a refining of the sense of truthfulness. The stupid believe that to be truthful is easy; only the artist, the great artist, knows how difficult it is. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
2237 I remember my grandfather telling me how each of us must live with a full measure of loneliness that is inescapable, and we must not destroy ourselves with our passion to escape this aloneness. Jim Harrison Harrison, Jim null
2238 You can close more business in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get people interested in you. Dale Carnegie Carnegie, Dale null
2239 Advice to a young man: Stay in college, get the knowledge. And stay there until you're through. If they can make penicillin out of moldy bread, they sure can make something out of you. Muhammad Ali Ali, Muhammad null
2240 The magic of children is their ability to cloud our memories so that when we look back we recall only the golden moments, the sweet laughter and the sentimental tears, and none of the awful trials. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
2241 Books have to be read. It is the only way of discovering what they contain. A few savage tribes eat them, but reading is the only method of assimilation revealed to the West. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
2242 An irritable man is like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, tormenting himself with his own prickles. Thomas Hood Hood, Thomas null
2243 Two centuries ago the tradesman made the difference; a hundred years ago it was a mechanic; in the fifties it was the engineer; but today it is the scientist. Joseph F. Toot, Jr. Toot, Joseph F., Jr. null
2244 There are people who eat the earth and eat all the people on it, like in the Bible with the locusts. And other people who stand around and watch them eat it. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
2245 I can think of nothing more boring for the American people than to have to sit in their living rooms for a whole half-hour looking at my face on their television screens. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
2246 Few businessmen are capable of being in politics – they don't understand the democratic process, they have neither the tolerance nor the depth it takes. Democracy isn't a business. Malcom Forbes Forbes, Malcom null
2247 The most savage controversies are those about matters as to which there is no good evidence either way. Persecution is used in theology, not in arithmetic. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
2248 You must adjust. This is the legend imprinted in every schoolbook, the invisible message on every blackboard. Our schools have become vast factories for the manufacture of robots. Robert Lindner Lindner, Robert null
2249 The true artist will let his wife starve, his children go barefoot, his mother drudge for his living at seventy, sooner than work at anything but his art. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
2250 People are constantly clamoring for the joy of life. As for me, I find the joy of life in the hard and cruel battle of life – to learn something is a joy to me. August Strindberg Strindberg, August null
2251 I encourage boldness because the danger of our seniority and pension plans tempt a young man to settle in a rut named security rather than find his own rainbow. Conrad Hilton Hilton, Conrad null
2252 The time which we have at our disposal every day is elastic; the passions that we feel expand it, those that we inspire contract it; and habit fills up what remains. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
2253 The dream begins with the teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called “truth.” Dan Rather Rather, Dan null
2254 I have been offered roles of black quasi-heroes who get hanged at the end. I won't do a part like that. If I do a hero, he's going to live to the end of the movie. Morgan Freeman Freeman, Morgan null
2255 For my confirmation, I didn't get a watch and my first pair of long pants, like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift. Wernher Von Braun Braun, Wernher von null
2256 A good many car drivers don't need seat belts as much as they need straightjackets. Anonymous Unknown null
2257 Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
2258 The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want. Ben Stein Stein, Ben null
2259 If they ever close up the Metropolitan Opera, where will society go to talk while opera is being sung? Anonymous Unknown null
2260 Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WO Anonymous Unknown null
2261 The real test of golf and in life is not keeping out of the rough, but getting out after we are in. Anonymous Unknown null
2262 He was a bold man that first ate an oyster. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
2263 The chief fault of American audiences is that they see the point before we get there, which is disconcerting. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
2264 Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman. James Fenimore Cooper Cooper, James Fenimore null
2265 There are few minds in a century that can look upon a new idea without terror. Fortunately for the rest of us, there are very few new ideas about. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
2266 We should not forget that our tradition is one of protest and revolt, and it is stultifying to celebrate the rebels of the past while we silence the rebels of the present. Henry Steele Commager Commager, Henry Steele null
2267 Switzerland is a small, steep country, much more up and down than sideways, and is all stuck over with large brown hotels built on the cuckoo clock style of architecture. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
2268 In effect, we have redefined the task of science to be the discovery of laws that will enable us to predict events up to the limits set by the uncertainty principle. Stephen Hawking Hawking, Stephen null
2269 Never hold any one by the button, or the hand, in order to be heard out; for if people are unwilling to hear you, you had better hold your tongue than them. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
2270 I have gazed at your beauty from the beginning of my existence, I have kept you in my arms for countless ages, yet it has not been enough for me. Rabindranath Tagore Tagore, Rabindranath null
2271 The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence, and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has. Frank Hamilton Hamilton, Frank null
2272 You go through so many changes as a child, then you grow up and discover that none of that stuff mattered, except for the impression it made on your mind. Joan Walton Collaso Collaso, Joan Walton null
2273 True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to server others at whatever cost. Arthur Ashe Ashe, Arthur null
2274 If by renouncing the luxuries of life we can lighten the burdens of others, surely the simplification of our wants is a thing greatly to be desired! Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
2275 I have not found juries specially inspired for the discovery of truth. I have not found them freer from prejudices than an ordinary judge would be. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. 2371
2276 People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing that's why we recommend it daily. Zig Ziglar Ziglar, Zig where did these come from? Not in Solution.txt
2277 Make the most of the best and the least of the worst. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis where did these come from? Not in Solution.txt
2278 While it is a misfortune to a woman never to be loved, it is a tragedy for her never to love. Dorothy Dix Dix, Dorothy 4/4/2005
2279 A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men. Roald Dahl Dahl, Roald 4/5/2005
2280 It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music. Honore de Balzac Balzac, Honore De next after 2371
2281 A cultivated mind is one to which the fountains of knowledge have been opened, and which has been taught, in any tolerable degree, to exercise its faculties. John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart null
2282 The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
2283 Anyone who idolizes you is going to hate you when he discovers that you are fallible. He never forgives. He has deceived himself, and he blames you for it. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
2284 The dolphin, a creature fond not only of man but of the musical art, is charmed by harmonious melody, and especially the sound of the hydraulic organ. Pliny the Elder Pliny the Elder null
2285 I enjoy the moment for the moment, take everything out of what I'm doing one step at a time, and when it's gone I will have lived that time to the fullest. Betty Ford Ford, Betty null
2286 If I were a nightingale, I would sing like a nightingale, if a swan, like a swan. But, since I am a rational creature, my role is to praise God. Epictetus Epictetus null
2287 The trouble with most English women is that they dress as if they had been a mouse in a previous incarnation; they do not want to attract attention. Edith Sitwell Sitwell, Dame Edith null
2288 A judge is surrounded by people who keep telling hem what a wonderful fellow he is. And if he once begins to believe it, he is a lost soul. Harold R. Medina Medina, Harold R. null
2289 If I am to disclose to you what I should prefer if I follow the inclination of my nature, it is this: beggar-woman and single, far rather than queen and married! Queen Elizabeth I Queen Elizabeth I null
2290 One hour of life, crowded to the full with glorious action, and filled with noble risks, is worth whole years of those mean observances of paltry decorum. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
2291 It was the nation and the race dwelling all round the globe that had the lion's heart. I had the luck to be called upon to give the roar. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
2292 I always knew that fury was my natural enemy. It clotted my blood and clogged my pores. It literally blinded me so that I lost my peripheral vision. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
2293 To say a man is fallen in love, or is up to the ears in love, carries an idiomatical kind of implication, that love is a thing below a man. Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence null
2294 There is really no such creature as a single individual; he has no more life of his own that a cast-off cell marooned from the surface of your skin. Lewis Thomas Thomas, Lewis null
2295 I am long on ideas but short on time. I expect to live only about one hundred years. Thomas A. Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
2296 Truth is something that works. It is a vehicle empowered to carry us to our destination. Joyce Carol Oates Oates, Joyce Carol null
2297 Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Katherine Mansfield Mansfield, Katherine null
2298 The advantage of working day and night is that you earn enough to pay the doctor when you break down. Source Unknown Unknown null
2299 The shoulders of a borrower are always a little straighter than those of a beggar. Morris Ernst Ernst, Morris Leopold null
2300 I'm not living the blues, I'm just singing for the women who think they can't speak out. Can't a man alive mistreat me, ‘cause I know who I am. Alberta Hunter Hunter, Alberta null
2301 A full-grown horse or dog is beyond comparison a more rational, as well as a more conversable animal, than an infant of a day, or a week, or even a month old. Jeremy Bentham Bentham, Jeremy null
2302 In every child who is born, under no matter what circumstances, and of no matter what parents, the potentiality of the human race is born again. James Agee Agee, James null
2303 Make it a point to do something every day that you don't want to do. This is the golden rule for acquiring the habit of doing your duty without pain. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2304 Shakespeare is the very Janus of poets; he wears almost everywhere two faces, and you have scarce begun to admire the one, ere you despise the other. John Dryden Dryden, John null
2305 Having been given, I must give. Man shall not live by bread alone, and what the farmer does I must do. I must feed the people with my song. Paul Robeson Robeson, Paul null
2306 A child said “What is the grass?” fetching it to me with full hands. How could I answer the child? I do not know what it is any more than he. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
2307 When I hear of an “equity” in a case like this, I am reminded of a blind man in a dark room – looking for a black hat – which isn't there. Lord Bowen Bowen, Lord null
2308 I think no woman I have had ever gave me so sweet a moment, or at so light a price, as the moment I owe to a newly heard musical phrase. Stendhal Stendhal null
2309 The American arrives in Paris with a few French phrases he has culled from a conversational guide or picked up from a friend who owns a beret. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
2310 He gave her a bright fake smile; so much of life was a putting-off of unhappiness for another time. Nothing was ever lost by delay. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
2311 One can't judge Wagner's opera “Lohengrin” after a first hearing, and I certainly don't intend hearing it a second time. Gioacchino Rossini Rossini, Gioacchino null
2312 Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt. Roger Bacon Bacon, Roger null
2313 I advise you to go on living solely to enrage those who are paying your annuities. It is the only pleasure I have left. Voltaire Voltaire null
2314 From the point of view of morals, life seems to be divided into two periods; in the first we indulge, in the second we preach. Will Durant Durant, Will null
2315 Britain will be honored by historians more for the way she disposed of an empire than for the way in which she acquired it. Lord Harlech Harlech, Lord null
2316 The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib. Robert Burchfield Burchfield, Robert null
2317 What plays mischief with the truth is that men will insist upon the universal application of a temporary feeling or opinion. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
2318 I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject, rather does the person grow to look like his portrait. - - Salvador Dali Salvador Dali Dali, Salvador null
2319 A woman is not to marry a man merely because she is asked, or because he is attached to her, and can write a tolerable letter. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
2320 Herein lies the tragedy of the age: not that men are poor, not that men are wicked, but that men know so little of men. W. E. B. Du Bois Du Bois, W. E. B. null
2321 When I judge art, I take my painting and put it next to a God-made object like a tree or flower. If it clashes, it is not art. Marc Chagall Chagall, Marc null
2322 One's life has value so long as one attribute value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation, and compassion. Simone de Beauvoir Beauvoir, Simone de null
2323 Deceit is the false road to happiness. And all the joys we travel through to vice, like fairy banquets, vanish when we touch them. Aaron Hill Hill, Aaron null
2324 Man is to be held only by the slightest chains; with the idea that he can break them at pleasure, he submits to them in sport. Maria Edgeworth Edgeworth, Maria null
2325 With people of only moderate ability, modesty is mere honesty; but with those who possess great talent, it is hypocrisy. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
2326 Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
2327 Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
2328 By the accident of fortune a man may rule the world for a time, but by virtue of love, he may rule the world forever. Laozi (Lao-Tse) Laozi null
2329 When people say, “It can't be done” or “you don't have what it takes,” it makes the task all the more interesting. Lynn Hill Hill, Lynn null
2330 Nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
2331 Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or not. George Savile (Lord Halifax) Savile, Sir George null
2332 Courtship consists in a number of quiet attentions, not so pointed as to alarm, nor so vague as to be misunderstood. Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence null
2333 The reason birds can fly and we can't is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings. James M. Barrie Barrie, James Matthew null
2334 Everybody sets out to do something, and everybody does something, but no one does what he sets out to do. George Moore Moore, George null
2335 There are two very difficult things in the world. One is to make a name for oneself and the other is to keep it. Robert Schumann Schumann, Robert null
2336 This is not the time for sound bites. I can feel the hand of history on our shoulders. Tony Blair, on talks with Northern Ireland Blair, Tony null
2337 If a woman never takes off her high-heeled shoes, how will she ever know how far she could walk or how fast she could run? Germaine Greer Greer, Germaine null
2338 You look at a guy who's being brave. He's afraid, or he wouldn't be brave. If he isn't afraid, he's stupid. Joe Torre Torre, Joe null
2339 Truth, like the burgeoning of a bulb under the soil, however deeply sown, will make its way to the light. Ellis Peters Peters, Ellis null
2340 No matter that patriotism is too often the refuge of scoundrels. Dissent, rebellion and all-around hell-raising remain the true duty of patriots. Barbara Ehrenreich Ehrenreich, Barbara null
2341 Literature is an act of conscience. It is up to us to rebuild with memories, with ruins, and with moments of grace. Elie Wiesel Wiesel, Elie null
2342 A ballplayer's got to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family ever made the big leagues. Joe Dimaggio Dimaggio, Joe null
2343 I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral. Lord Mountbatten Mountbatten, Lord null
2344 Someone has somewhere commented on the fact that millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. Susan Ertz Ertz, Susan null
2345 The American dream is that any citizen can rise to the highest office in the land. The British dream is that the Queen drops in for tea. Michael Bywater Bywater, Michael null
2346 I think that business practices would improve immeasurable if they were guided by “feminine” principles – qualities like love and care and intuition. Anita Roddick Roddick, Anita null
2347 Modern industry seems to be inefficient to a degree that surpasses one's ordinary powers of imagination. Its inefficiency therefore remains unnoticed. E. F. Schumacher Schumacher, E. F. null
2348 The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad and incomplete in the urban compound. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
2349 Nice guys, when we turn nasty, can make a terrible mess of it, usually because we've had so little practice, and have bottled it up for too long. Matthew Parris Parris, Matthew null
2350 If you see anybody fallen by the wayside and lying in the ditch, it isn't much good climbing into the ditch and lying by his side. Dick Sheppard Sheppard, Dick null
2351 The metamorphosis of consumption from vice to virtue is one of the most important yet least examined phenomena of the twentieth century. Jeremy Rifkin Rifkin, Jeremy null
2352 Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
2353 As someone pointed out recently, if you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
2354 Popular culture is a contradiction in terms. If it's popular, it's not culture. If everyone loves it, it's not original. Vivienne Westwood Westwood, Vivienne null
2355 The books that help you the most are those which make you think the most. Theodore Parker Parker, Theodore null
2356 It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
2357 Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed. William Cowper Cowper, William null
2358 I am always doing things I can't do, that's how I get to do them. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
2359 The two agencies that redistribute great fortunes are taxation and offspring. Source Unknown Unknown null
2360 Man makes a great fuss about this planet, which is only a ball bearing in the hub of the universe. Christopher Morley Morley, Christopher null
2361 A diplomat's life is made up of three things: protocol, Geritol and alcohol. Adlai E Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
2362 My interest is in the future because I am going to spend the rest of my life there. Charles F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
2363 I suppose that so long as there are people in the world, they will publish dictionaries defining what is unknown in terms of something equally unknown. Flann O'Brien O'Brien, Flann null
2364 A diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip. Caskie Stinnett Stinnett, Caskie null
2365 Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
2366 In this country, don't forget, a habit is no damn private hell. There's no solitary confinement outside of jail. A habit is hell for those you love. Billie Holiday Holiday, Billie null
2367 Balancing the budget is like going to heaven. Everybody wants to do it, but nobody wants to do what you have to do to get there. Phil Gramm Gramm, Phil null
2368 A professional is a man who can do his job when he doesn't feel like it. An amateur is a man who can't do his job when he does feel like it. James Agate Agate, James null
2369 I should like my epitaph to say, “He helped people see God in the ordinary things of life, and he made children laugh.” Rev. W. Awdry Awdry, Rev. W. null
2370 She knew one of the great family truths, that aunts always help, while moms always think it would be good for you if you did it yourself. Jane Smiley Smiley, Jane null
2371 What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant. Robert Kennedy Kennedy, Robert F. null
2372 The central function of imaginative literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own. William Epson Epson, William null
2373 Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Saint-Exupery, Antoine de null
2374 When I was young, the old regarded me as an outrageous young fellow, and now that I'm old the young regard me as an outrageous old fellow. Fred Hoyle Hoyle, Fred null
2375 In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt. Amanda Cross Cross, Amanda null
2376 God works by contraries, so that a man feels himself to be lost in the very moment when he is on the point of being saved. Martin Luther Luther, Martin null
2377 To study any subject scientifically one needs a detached attitude, which is obviously harder when one's own interests or emotions are involved. George Orwell Orwell, George null
2378 A man would create another man if one did not already exist, but a woman might live an eternity without even thinking of reproducing her own sex. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2379 It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
2380 The art of secrecy lies in being so open about most things that the few things that matter are not even suspected to exist. B. H. Liddell Hart Hart, B. H. Liddell null
2381 The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
2382 If you get all the facts, your judgment can be right; if you don't get all the facts, it can't be right. Bernard M. Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
2383 The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
2384 The closed mind, if closed long enough, can be opened by nothing short of dynamite. Gerald White Johnson Johnson, Gerald White null
2385 Intolerance is a form of egotism, and to condemn egotism intolerantly is to share it. George Santayana Santayana, George null
2386 To inherit property is not to be born - it is to be stillborn, rather Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2387 It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffers. William Blackstone Blackstone, William null
2388 Immortality is the genius to move others long after you yourself have stopped moving. Frank Rooney Rooney, Frank null
2389 No gain is so certain as that which proceeds from the economical use of what you already have. Latin Proverb Proverb - Latin null
2390 Fate rules the affairs of mankind with no recognizable order. Seneca Seneca null
2391 Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there. Elizabeth Clarke Dunn Dunn, Elizabeth Clarke null
2392 If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
2393 Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share, and sought advantage over no one. Robert Brault Brault, Robert null
2394 Conservation means the wise use of the earth and its resources for the lasting good of men. Gifford Pinchot Pinchot, Gifford null
2395 We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
2396 Set your sights beyond what you can see. There is true majesty in the concept of an unseen power which can neither be measured nor weighed. Ted Koppel Koppel, Ted null
2397 Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
2398 Individuals are considered sincere when there is little or no discrepancy between the goals they seek and those they claim to be seeking. Leonard W. Doob Doob, Leonard W. null
2399 Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
2400 Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view) consists of its attitudes towards those who are at its mercy; animals. Milan Kundera Kundera, Milan null
2401 I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive. Nora Ephron Ephron, Nora null
2402 The essence of man, his uniqueness, is in his power to surpass the self, to rise above his needs and selfish motives. Abraham Heschel Heschel, Abraham null
2403 Tackling a job that seems worth doing, and doing it in a competent manner, is the best way for a person to gain self-esteem. John Holt Holt, John null
2404 I seemed to have gained nothing in trying to educate myself unless it was to discover more and more fully how ignorant I was. Rene Descartes Descartes, Rene null
2405 At the bottom of a great deal of the bravery that appears in the world there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion. Edwin H. Chapin Chapin, Edwin Hubbell null
2406 If a man would guide his life by true philosophy, he will find ample riches in a modest livelihood enjoyed with a tranquil mind. Lucretius Lucretius null
2407 As I know more of mankind, I expect less of them, and am ready now to call a man a good man, upon easier terms that I was formerly. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
2408 If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn't be enough to go round. Christina Stead Stead, Christina null
2409 Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
2410 Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book. Edward Gibbon Gibbon, Edward null
2411 With freedom of the press, nations are not sure of going toward justice and peace. But without it, they are sure of not going there. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
2412 I like viable women who are out there doing. I like women who are very involved with living and who haven't pulled out from life. Colleen Dewhurst Dewhurst, Colleen null
2413 The postman is the agent of impolite surprises. Every week we ought to have an hour for receiving letters – and then go take a bath. Fredrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
2414 Born under different skies we have neither the same thought nor the same language – have we, perhaps, hearts that resemble one another? George Sand Sand, George null
2415 I was only a poor poet, made for singing at her casement, as the finches or the thrushes, while she thought of other things. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Browning, Elizabeth Barrett null
2416 America was discovered accidentally by a great seaman who was looking for something else. History is like that, very chancy. Samuel Eliot Morison Morison, Samuel Eliot null
2417 When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right. Eugene Debs Debs, Eugene V. null
2418 An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry. George Eliot Eliot, George null
2419 There are no true friends in politics. We are all sharks circling, and waiting, for traces of blood to appear in the water. Alan Clark Clark, Alan null
2420 History is a combination of reality and lies. The reality of History becomes a lie. The unreality of the fable becomes the truth. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
2421 We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We though because we had power, we had wisdom. Stephen Vincent Benet Benet, Stephen Vincent null
2422 Success is blocked by concentrating on it and planning for it. Success is shy – it won't come out while you're watching. Tennessee Williams Williams, Tennessee null
2423 The good may prove to be a hidden form of evil. The evil may prove to be a new and not yet recognized form of good. Nicholas Berdyaev Berdyaev, Nicholas null
2424 A good book is the precious life-blood of a master spirit, embalmed and treasured up on purpose to a life beyond life. John Milton Milton, John null
2425 Courage does not always march to airs blown by a bugle, it is not always wrought out of the fabric ostentation wears. Frances Rodman Rodman, Frances null
2426 It was the kind of desperate, headlong, adolescent calf love that he should have experienced years ago and got over. Agatha Christie Christie, Agatha null
2427 What have I done to achieve longevity? Woken up each morning and tried to remember not to wear my hearing aid in the bath. Robert Morley Morley, Robert null
2428 For me, painting is a way to forget life. It is a cry in the night, a strangled laugh. Georges Rouault Rouault, Georges null
2429 One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years. Thomas Wolfe Wolfe, Thomas null
2430 The principal mark of genius is not perfection but originality, the opening of new frontiers. Arthur Koestler Koestler, Arthur null
2431 Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them. Ann Landers Landers, Ann null
2432 A journey is like marriage. The one certain way to be wrong is to think you control it. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
2433 Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public purse. Adlai Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
2434 It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. Mae West West, Mae null
2435 What I say is that “just” or “right” means nothing but what is in the interest of the stronger party. Plato Plato null
2436 Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds; they ever fly by twilight. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
2437 Nine-tenths of the people were created so you would want to be with the other tenth. Horace Walpole Walpole, Horace null
2438 Some out of their own virtue make a god who sometimes later is a terror to them. Gertrude Stein Stein, Gertrude null
2439 It's very dangerous if you keep love letters from someone who is not now your husband. Diana Dors Dors, Diana null
2440 You can't expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine. Flip Wilson Wilson, Flip null
2441 The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more: they reward virtue. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
2442 Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience. Isaiah Berlin Berlin, Isaiah null
2443 Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
2444 Mighty proud I am that I am able to have a spare bed for my friends. Samuel Pepys Pepys, Samuel null
2445 True ecstasy hails neither from spirit nor from nature, but from the union of these two. Martin Buber Buber, Martin null
2446 Analysts and policy makers alike tend to interpret information to support their own viewpoints. Dean Rusk Rusk, Dean null
2447 Our ability to create has outreached our ability to use wisely the products of our inventions. Whitney Young Young, Whitney null
2448 There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good. Henri Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
2449 Inside my empty bottle I was constructing a lighthouse while all the others were making ships. Charles Simic Simic, Charles null
2450 Make a bigger space in the universe for you head to live in and it will grow to fill the space. David Crosby Crosby, David null
2451 Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen Cohen, Leonard null
2452 Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened. Lawrence Durrell Durrell, Lawrence null
2453 If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito. Bette Reese Reese, Bette null
2454 Age is not particularly interesting. Anyone can get old. All you have to do is live long enough. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
2455 Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done – except by liars. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
2456 We live together very happily, that is, I don't have a moment's peace by day or night. Heinrich Heine Heine, Heinrich null
2457 Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: “We got through another night.” Enid Bagnold Bagnold, Enid null
2458 The two leading recipes for success are building a better mousetrap and finding a bigger loophole. Edgar A. Shoaff Shoaff, Edgar A. null
2459 A foundation is a large body of money completely surrounded by people who want some. Dwight MacDonald MacDonald, Dwight null
2460 One forgets words as one forgets names. One's vocabulary needs constant fertilizing or it will die. Evelyn Waugh Waugh, Evelyn null
2461 A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall. Vince Lombardi Lombardi, Vince null
2462 Everything one does enough of eventually generates its own interest and one then begins to believe in it. Alan Dunn Dunn, Alan null
2463 An idea cannot well be accompanied by a stronger kind of interest than the earnest wish to escape from it. John Foster Foster, John null
2464 A heretic is a fellow who disagrees with you regarding something neither of you knows anything about. William Cowper Brann Brann, William Cowper null
2465 You do not play then at whist, sir? Alas, what a sad old age you are preparing for yourself! Talleyrand Talleyrand null
2466 A politician was a person with whose politics you did not agree. When you did agree, he was a statesman. David Lloyd George George, David Lloyd null
2467 One's feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into action which brings results. Florence Nightingale Nightingale, Florence null
2468 Women swallow at one mouthful the lie that flatters, and drink drop by drop the truth that is bitter. Denis Diderot Diderot, Denis null
2469 The husband who doesn't tell his wife everything probably reasons that what she doesn't know won't hurt him. Leo Burke Burke, Leo null
2470 To have a respect for ourselves guides our morals, and to have a deference for others governs our manners. Laurence Sterne Sterne, Laurence null
2471 Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
2472 The image managers encourage the individual to fashion himself into a smooth coin, negotiable in any market. John Gardner Gardner, John null
2473 From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars. Lady Astor Astor, Lady Nancy null
2474 The reason the way of the transgressor is so hard is that it's so crowded. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
2475 Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
2476 An artist cannot speak about his work any more than a plant can discuss horticulture. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
2477 A good memory and a tongue tied in the middle is a combination that gives immortality to a conversation. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2478 I feel that the greatest reward for doing nothing is the opportunity to do more. Jonas Salk Salk, Jonas null
2479 Agitation is the marshalling of the conscience of a nation to mold its laws. Robert Peel Peel, Robert null
2480 When you have spoken the word, it reigns over you. When it is unspoken, you reign over it. Arabian Proverb Proverb - Arabian null
2481 It's only during an eclipse that the man in the moon has a place in the sun. Anonymous Unknown null
2482 Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised except by those to whom it has been refused. Edward Gibbon Gibbon, Edward null
2483 Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. Lincoln Steffens Steffens, Lincoln null
2484 The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but the inward significance. Aristotle Aristotle null
2485 You can say one thing about ignorance: There seems to be more than enough to go around. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
2486 He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody. Joseph Heller Heller, Joseph null
2487 If they try to rush me, I always say, "I've only got one other speed, and it's slower." Glenn Ford Ford, Glenn null
2488 None of my patients are hypochondriacs, but you should see some of their owners. Anonymous Veterinarian Unknown null
2489 What is it that disappears when you make a U-Turn? A parking space. Source Unknown Unknown null
2490 Anybody who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies. Franklin P. Jones Jones, Franklin P. null
2491 Harold (Robbins) could be the best conversationalist in the world - if he ever found anyone he thought worth talking to. H. Alexander Alexander, H. null
2492 Authors, like coins, grow dear as they grow old; it is the rust we value, not the gold. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
2493 I've always felt England was a great place to work. It's an island and the audience can't run very far. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
2494 Eighty percent of married men cheat in America. The rest cheat in Europe. Jackie Mason Mason, Jackie null
2495 It is indeed exasperating to have a memory that begins too young and continues too long. Pearl Buck Buck, Pearl S. null
2496 Calvin Coolidge didn't say much. And when he did, he didn't say much. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
2497 In biblical times, a man could have as many wives as he could afford. Just like today. Abigail Van Buren Van Buren, Abigail null
2498 Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear, and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace. Lester B. Peterson Peterson, Lester B. null
2499 Francis Scott Key deserved fame because he knew all the verses of "The Star Spangled Banner." Unknown Source Unknown null
2500 Unless you can look interested when you are bored, you will never be a success socially. Anonymous Unknown null
2501 Discontent is the first step in the progress of a man or a nation. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
2502 Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
2503 Let us be of good cheer remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. J. R. Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
2504 Some folks seem to think they're worth a lot of money just because they have it. Source Unknown Unknown null
2505 Thirty is a nice age for a woman, especially if she happens to be forty. Anonymous Unknown null
2506 God pardons like a mother kisses away the tears of a repentant child. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
2507 Kings will lose privilege, as stars which have completed their time lose their splendor. Alexandre Dumas, pere Dumas, Alexandre null
2508 Great men are like meteors: they glitter and are consumed to enlighten the world. Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon null
2509 Observe yourself as your greatest enemy would do, so shall you be your greatest friend. Jeremy Taylor Taylor, Jeremy null
2510 My greatest inspiration is a challenge to attempt the impossible. Albert A. Michelson Michelson, Albert A. null
2511 Adolescence: the period when children are certain they will never be as stupid as their parents. Source Unknown Unknown null
2512 The one thing that unites all human beings, regardless of age, gender, religion, economic status or ethnic background, is that, deep down inside we all believe that we are above-average drivers. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
2513 Most people would succeed in small things if they were not troubled by great ambition. Henry Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
2514 Here we have a baby. It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs. Eugene Field Field, Eugene null
2515 A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of your friends. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
2516 We judge ourselves by what we feel capable of doing; others judge us by what we have done. H. W. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
2517 Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Thomas A. Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
2518 Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
2519 Perhaps the only true dignity of man is his capacity to despise himself. George Santayana Santayana, George null
2520 A good listener is not someone who has nothing to say. A good listener is a great talker with a sore throat. Katherine Whitehorn Whitehorn, Katherine null
2521 Great individuals, not great organization men, make a college or university great. Harold W. Dodds Dodds, Harold W. null
2522 There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana Santayana, George null
2523 Men grow old, pearls grow yellow, there is no cure for it. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
2524 Social progress does not have to be bought at the price of individual freedom. John Foster Dulles Dulles, John Foster null
2525 People seldom improve when they have no model other than themselves to copy after. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
2526 Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair. George Burns Burns, George null
2527 Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2528 Every duty which we omit obscures some truth which we should have known. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
2529 He is to be educated not because he is to make shoes, nails and pins, but because he is a man. William Ellery Channing Channing, William Ellery null
2530 The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
2531 Life has two rules: Number one, never quit; Number two, always remember rule number one. Duke Ellington Ellington, Duke null
2532 I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
2533 The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2534 You can't measure life in days the way you do money in dollars, because every day is different. Jorge Luis Borges Borges, Jorge Luis null
2535 Vacation Resort: a place that overlooks a lake and also overlooks comfortable beds and good food. Source Obscure Unknown null
2536 Some people have nothing to say, but you have to listen a long time to find out. Anonymous Unknown null
2537 Men should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting insects. Luther Burbank Burbank, Luther null
2538 Never doubt that a small group of concerned citizens can change the world, indeed it's the only thing that has. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
2539 If this is coffee, please bring me some tea, and if this is tea, please bring me some coffee. Abe Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
2540 Listening to the fifth symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes. Aaron Copland Copland, Aaron null
2541 If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners. Johnny Carson Carson, Johnny null
2542 Three o'clock is always too late or too early for anything you want to do. Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre, Jean-Paul null
2543 There is no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either. Robert Graves Graves, Robert null
2544 There are days when it takes all you've got just to keep up with the losers. Robert Orben Orben, Robert null
2545 If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way. Barry Commoner Commoner, Barry null
2546 We had seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and it was out John C. Clancy Clancy, John C. null
2547 Will the last person out of the tunnel please turn off the light? Source Unknown Unknown null
2548 I didn't want to be rich. I just wanted to get the couch reupholstered. Mrs. (Kate) Zero Mostel Mostel, Mrs. (Kate) null
2549 He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in the goose. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
2550 Vacation is time off to remind employees that the business can get along without them. Earl Wilson Wilson, Earl null
2551 Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
2552 An intellectual is a person who can listen to the William Tell Overture and not think of the Lone Ranger. Source Obscure Unknown null
2553 In an underdeveloped country, don't drink the water; in a developed country, don't breathe the air. Jonathan Rabin Rabin, Jonathan null
2554 Golden Rule principles are just as necessary for operating a business as are trucks, typewriters or twine. James Cash Penney Penney, James Cash null
2555 What can be added to the happiness of a man who is in good health, out of debt, and has a clear conscience? Adam Smith Smith, Adam null
2556 Home is the place where you can enjoy corn on the cob, soup and watermelon. Source Obscure Unknown null
2557 To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step in knowledge. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
2558 With the exception of world unrest, nothing breaks out in more places than an old garden hose. Weary Gardner Unknown null
2559 Treat the earth well; it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. Anonymous Native American Unknown null
2560 Things on the whole are much faster in America. People don't "stand for election"; they "run for office." Jessica Mitford Mitford, Jessica null
2561 Only after the last tree has been cut down, only after the last river has been poisoned, only after the last fish has been caught, only then will mankind find that money cannot be eaten. Native American Saying Unknown null
2562 A business, like an automobile, has to be driven in order to get results. B. C. Forbes Forbes, B. C. null
2563 It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor. Ray A. Kroc Kroc, Ray A. null
2564 My mother's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it. Buddy Hackett Hackett, Buddy null
2565 I would rather be the man who bought the Brooklyn Bridge than the man who sold it. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
2566 The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience. Gen. Omar Bradley Bradley, Gen. Omar N. null
2567 Bulls do not win bullfights. People do. People do not win people fights. Lawyers do. Norman R. Augustine Augustine, Norman R. null
2568 We are what we pretend to be. So we must be careful what we pretend to be. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
2569 When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective. Gen. George C. Marshall Marshall, Gen. George C. null
2570 To the world you may be just one person, but to one person you may be the world. An adventure is only an inconvenience rightly considered. An inconvenience is an adventure wrongly considered. G.K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
2571 Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often as the bold. Life is a daring adventur Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
2572 Adversity is the stuff that shows whether you are what you thought you were. American Proverb Proverb - American null
2573 Education is only a ladder to gather fruit from the tree of knowledge, not the fruit itself. Anonymous Unknown null
2574 An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame Southern Methodist University football game and doesn't care who wins. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
2575 The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2576 When I go to the beauty parlor, I always use the emergency entrance. Sometimes I just go for an estimate. Phyllis Diller Diller, Phyllis null
2577 Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2578 Reputation is often got without merit any lost without fault. English Proverb Proverb - English null
2579 The beauty of the world has two edges. One of beauty, one of anguish cutting the heart asunder Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
2580 There ain't no way to find out why a snorer can't hear himself snore. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2581 They say they climb mountains because they are there. I wonder if it would astound them to know that the very same reason is why the rest of us go around them. S. Omar Barker Barker, S. Omar null
2582 Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first. J. E. Hedges Hedges, J. E. null
2583 That which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey. Lord Erskine Erskine, Lord null
2584 The sweetest of all sounds is that of the voice of the woman we love. De La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
2585 To be witty is not enough. One must possess sufficient wit to avoid having too much of it. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
2586 No man that does not see visions will ever realize any high hope or undertake any high enterprise. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
2587 Abhor a knave and pity a fool in your heart, but let neither of them unnecessarily see that you do. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
2588 Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
2589 Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end. Gambetta Gambetta, Leo null
2590 Great souls have wills; feeble ones have only wishes. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
2591 It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die. Juvenal Juvenal null
2592 Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to the possibilities; truth isn't. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2593 We cannot be separated in interest or divided in purpose. We stand together until the end. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
2594 A good heart is better than all the heads in the world. Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
2595 Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2596 You are not very good if you are not better than your best friends imagine you to be. Johann Kaspar Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
2597 Character is much easier kept than recovered. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
2598 The jest loses its point when he who makes it is the first to laugh. Johann Friedrich von Schiller Schiller, Johann Friedrich von null
2599 One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
2600 Freedom from effort in the present merely means that there has been effort stored up in the past. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
2601 The gambling known as business looks with austere displeasure upon the business known as gambling. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
2602 You can lead a boy to college but you can't make him think. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
2603 It doesn't make much difference what you study as long as you don't like it. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
2604 There is no sadder sight in the world than to see a beautiful theory killed by a brutal fact. Thomas Huxley Huxley, Thomas Henry null
2605 Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
2606 The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone his due. Justinian I Justinian I null
2607 He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
2608 That which the best human nature is capable of is within the reach of human nature at large. Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert null
2609 The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything. Walter Bagehot Bagehot, Walter null
2610 Do whatever you do so well that no man living and no man yet unborn could do it better. Benjamin Mays Mays, Benjamin E. null
2611 One is tempted to say that old myths never die; they just become embedded in the textbooks. Thomas A. Bailey Bailey, Thomas A. null
2612 The ability to focus attention on important things is a defining characteristic of intelligence. Robert Shiller Shiller, Robert null
2613 The secret of negotiation is to harmonize the real interests of the parties concerned. Francois de Calieres Calieres, Francois de null
2614 This country has come to feel the same when congress is in session as when the baby gets hold of a hammer. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
2615 It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
2616 Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury. E. H. Chapin Chapin, Edwin Hubbell null
2617 Measurement of life should be proportioned rather to the intensity of the experience than to its actual length. Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas null
2618 Part of me is still waiting to grow up, to be an adult, and the other part knows there is no such thing. Richard Dreyfuss Dreyfuss, Richard null
2619 We want our minds to be clear - not so we can think clearly, but so we can be open in our perceptions. M. C. Richards Richards, M. C. null
2620 It is the nature of men to be bound by the benefits they confer as much as by those they receive. Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
2621 None can love freedom heartily, but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license. John Milton Milton, John null
2622 As a reporter, I like to keep in the middle and be disliked by both sides. Jimmy Breslin Breslin, Jimmy null
2623 A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
2624 Underneath this flabby exterior is an enormous lack of character. Oscar Levant Levant, Oscar null
2625 Oh thrice and four times happy are those who plant cabbages. Francois Rabelais Rabelais, Francois null
2626 Parking meters should remind us that we lose money standing still. Bert Kruse Kruse, Bert null
2627 I am too much a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything. Thomas Huxley Huxley, Thomas Henry null
2628 When you are right, you take the bows, and when you are wrong, you make the apologies. Benjamin Ward Ward, Benjamin null
2629 In order to compose, all you need is to remember a tune that nobody else has thought of. Robert Schumann Schumann, Robert null
2630 Hope feeds the soul but leaves your belly rumbling. John Sayles Sayles, John null
2631 Start each day with a smile - and get it over with. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. null
2632 You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements. Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
2633 Learn to be sincere. Even if you have to fake it. David Gerrold Gerrold, David null
2634 A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. Gloria Steinem Steinem, Gloria null
2635 Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth. Shirley Chisholm Chisholm, Shirley null
2636 It is only well with me when I have a chisel in my hand. Michelangelo Michelangelo null
2637 Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
2638 My inner self was a house divided against itself. St. Augustine Saint Augustine null
2639 I regret that I have but one life to live in San Francisco. Herb Caen Caen, Herb null
2640 Satire is exaggeration and distortion to make a point. Oliver Stone Stone, Oliver null
2641 The shortest cut to riches is to despise riches. Seneca the Younger Seneca the Younger null
2642 When a man is unable to understand a thing, he ridicules it. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
2643 The more things change, the more they are the same. Alphonse Karr Karr, Alphonse null
2644 The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied. Confucius Confucius null
2645 Liberty is precious - so precious that it must be rationed. Lenin Lenin null
2646 A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top. James Reston Reston, James null
2647 Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice. Victor Cousin Cousin, Victor null
2648 Today's achievement is only tomorrow's confusion. William Dean Howells Howells, William Dean null
2649 The only sure thing about luck is that it will change. Bret Harte Harte, Bret null
2650 Sincerity is the foundation of the spiritual life. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
2651 There's a sucker born every minute. P. T. Barnum Barnum, P. T. null
2652 Repartee is what you wish you'd said. Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
2653 Poverty is now an inhuman anachronism. Hubert H. Humphrey Humphrey, Hubert H. null
2654 Having no talent is no longer enough. Gore Vidal Vidal, Gore null
2655 He not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan Dylan, Bob null
2656 Sacrifice is a form of bargaining. Holbrook Jackson Jackson, Holbrook null
2657 Every mile is two in winter. George Herbert Herbert, George null
2658 The feeling of "aha, that's it," which accompanies the clothing of a situation with meaning, is emotionally very satisfying, and is the major charm of scientific research, of artistic creation, and of the solution of crossword puzzles. It is why the intel Hudson Hoagland Hoagland, Hudson null
2659 It seems to me that there must be an ecological limit to the number of paper pushers the earth can sustain, and that human civilization will collapse when the number of, say, tax lawyers exceeds the world's population of farmers, weavers, fisherpersons, a Barbara Ehrenreich Ehrenreich, Barbara null
2660 The Americans are a funny lot. They drink whiskey to keep them warm, then they put ice in it to make it cool; then they put some sugar in it to make it sweet, and then they put a slice of lemon in it to make it sour. Then they say, "Here's to you" and dri B. N. Chakravarty Chakravarty, B. N. null
2661 Would that there were an award for people who come to understand the concept of enough. Good enough. Successful enough. Thin enough. Rich enough. Socially responsible enough. When you have self-respect, you have enough, and when you have enough, you have Gail Sheehy Sheehy, Gail null
2662 My child looked at me, and I looked back at him. I realized that it had come down to this; a specific person, born on the hottest day of the year, conceived on a Christmas Eve, made by his father and me miraculously from scratch. Anna Quindlen Quindlen, Anna null
2663 What a country calls its vital economic interests are not the things which enable its citizens to live, but the things which enable it to make war. Gasoline is much more likely than wheat to be a cause of international conflict. Simone Weil Weil, Simone null
2664 The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain, egotistic, and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them, for the most part, humble, tolerant, and kind. Failure makes people bitter and cruel. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
2665 I will never consent to have our sex considered in an inferior point of light. Let each planet shine in their own orbit. God and nature designed it so - if man is Lord, women is Lordess - that is what I contend for. Abigail Adams Adams, Abigail null
2666 When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say, "give crowns and pounds and guineas but not your heart away; give pearls away and rubies, but keep your fancy free." but I was one-and-twenty, no use to talk to me. A. E. Housman Housman, Alfred Edward null
2667 The master class has always declared the wars; the subject class has always fought the battles. They have always taught you that it is your patriotic duty to go to war and slaughter yourselves at their command. Eugene V. Debs Debs, Eugene V. null
2668 In every age "the good old days" were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. Brooks Atkinson Atkinson, Brooks null
2669 Man, biologically considered, and whatever else he may be into the bargain, is simply the most formidable of all the beasts of prey, and, indeed, the only one that preys systematically on its own species. William James James, William null
2670 He was an embittered atheist (the sort of atheist who does not so much disbelieve in God as personally dislike him), and took a sort of pleasure in thinking that human affairs would never improve. George Orwell Orwell, George null
2671 Across the Colorado river from Needles, the dark and jagged ramparts of Arizona stood up against the sky, and behind them the huge tilted plain rising toward the backbone of the continent again. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
2672 There is no history of mankind, there are only many histories of all kinds of aspects of human life. And one of these is the history of political power. This is elevated into the history of the world. Sir Karl Popper Popper, Sir Karl R. null
2673 Every positive value has its price in negative terms, and you never see anything very great which is not, at the same time, horrible in some respect. The genius of Einstein leads to Hiroshima. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
2674 Those who prefer their English sloppy have only themselves to thank if the advertisement writer uses his mastery of vocabulary and syntax to mislead their weak minds. Dorothy L. Sayers Sayers, Dorothy L. null
2675 If an elderly but distinguished scientist says that something is possible he is almost certainly right, but if he says that it is impossible he is very probably wrong. Arthur C. Clarke Clarke, Arthur C. null
2676 The morning cup of coffee has an exhilaration about it which the cheering influence of the afternoon or evening cup of tea cannot be expected to reproduce. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
2677 I do not consider it an insult, but rather a compliment to be called an agnostic. I do not pretend to know where many ignorant men are sure - that is all that agnosticism means. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
2678 When the last red man shall have vanished from this earth, and his memory is only a story among the whites, these shores will still swarm with the invisible dead of my people. Chief Seattle Chief Seattle null
2679 The secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge. Arnold Palmer Palmer, Arnold null
2680 To try to write love is to confront the muck of language: that region of hysteria where language is both too much and too little, excessive and impoverished. Roland Barthes Barthes, Roland null
2681 The surface of American society is covered with a layer of Democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colors breaking through. Alexis de Tocqueville de Tocqueville, Alexis null
2682 It is only when I dally with what I am about, look back and aside, instead of keeping my eyes straight forward, that I feel these cold sinkings of the heart. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
2683 Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
2684 To say nothing is out here is incorrect; to say the desert is stingy with everything except space and light, stone and earth is closer to the truth. William Least Heat Moon Moon, William Least Heat null
2685 He would certainly have despised Christ for being the son of a carpenter, if the New Testament had not proved in time to be such a howling commercial success. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
2686 I do not object to people looking at their watches when I am speaking. But I strongly object when they start shaking them to make certain they are still going. Lord Birkett Birkett, Lord null
2687 Deals are my art form. Other people paint beautifully on canvas or write wonderful poetry. I like making deals, probably big deals. That's how I get my kicks. Donald Trump Trump, Donald null
2688 All political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure, because that is the nature of politics and of human affairs. Enoch Powell Powell, Enoch null
2689 If it turns out that there is a God, I don't think that he's evil. But the worst that you can say about him is that basically he's an underachiever. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
2690 The world is governed more by appearance than by realities, so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as it is to know it. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
2691 I have known no man of genius who had not to pay, in some affliction or defect either physical or spiritual, for what the gods had given him. Sir Max Beerbohm Beerbohm, Sir Max null
2692 American means white, and Africanist people struggle to make the term applicable to themselves with ethnicity and hyphen after hyphen after hyphen. Toni Morrison Morrison, Toni null
2693 I have seen the hippopotamus, both asleep and awake; and I can assure you that, awake or asleep, he is the ugliest of the works of God. Thomas Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Babington null
2694 Anybody that wants the presidency so much that he'll spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office. David Broder Broder, David null
2695 Columbus discovered America when he set out in quest of ginger and cinnamon, and historians are still debating the long-term benefits of his journey. Abbe Reinal Reinal, Abbe null
2696 I wouldn't say when you've seen one western you've seen the lot; but when you've seen the lot you get the feeling you've seen one. Katherine Whitehorn Whitehorn, Katherine null
2697 There is no free society without silence, without the internal and external spaces of solitude in which individual freedom can develop. Herbert Marcuse Marcuse, Herbert null
2698 I will undoubtedly have to seek what is happily known as gainful employment, which I am glad to say does not describe holding public office. Dean Acheson Acheson, Dean null
2699 If I were to make another picture in Australia today, I'd have a policeman hop into the pocket of a kangaroo and yell, "Follow that car!" Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock, Alfred null
2700 Writers are encouraged to "keep ‘em laughing" and complain "with good humor" in order to "win" allies. The joke is always on ourselves. Alice Childress Childress, Alice null
2701 The Interstate Highway System is a wonderful thing. It makes it possible to go coast to coast without seeing anything or meeting anybody. Charles Kuralt Kuralt, Charles null
2702 Long books, when read, are usually overpraised, because the reader wishes to convince others and himself that he has not wasted his time. E. M. Forster Forster, E. M. null
2703 An aristocracy in a republic is like a chicken whose head has been cut off: it may run about in a lively way, but in fact it is dead. Nancy Mitford Mitford, Nancy null
2704 Almost any man worthy of his salt would fight to defend his home, but no one ever heard of a man going to war for his boarding house. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2705 Lighten our darkness, we beseech thee, o Lord; and by thy great mercy defend us from all perils and dangers of this night. Book of Common Prayer Book of Common Prayer null
2706 Forbid a man to think for himself or to act for himself and you may add the joy of piracy and the zest of smuggling to his life. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
2707 The nice thing about quotes is that they give us a nodding acquaintance with the originator which is often socially impressive. Kenneth Williams Williams, Kenneth null
2708 Rainier, from Puget Sound, is a sight for the gods, and when one looks upon him he feels that he is in the presence of the gods. Paul Fountain Fountain, Paul null
2709 Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself. Sydney Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
2710 While edging toward a coma during the endless years of baseball this weekend, I suddenly realized I didn't know what a slider was. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
2711 In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
2712 None who have always been free can understand the terrible fascinating power of the hope of freedom to those who are not free. Pearl S. Buck Buck, Pearl S. null
2713 You were never no locomotive, sunflower, you were a sunflower! And you locomotive, you are a locomotive, forget me not! Allen Ginsberg Ginsberg, Allen null
2714 An apology for the devil: it must be remembered that we have only heard one side of the case. God has written all the books. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
2715 Human society is a network of relations – spiritual, animate, physical – between human beings, alive, dead, and still unborn. Arnold J. Toynbee Toynbee, Arnold J. null
2716 When I come into a game in the bottom of the ninth, bases loaded, no one out and a one-run lead – it takes people off my mind. Tug McGraw McGraw, Tug null
2717 My schooling did me a great deal of harm and no good whatever; it was simply dragging a child's soul through the dirt. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
2718 It is well known that the most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution. Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah null
2719 The stately homes of England, how beautiful they stand! Amidst their tall ancestral trees, o'er all the pleasant land. Felicia Hemans Hemans, Felicia null
2720 Never trust the artist. Trust the tale. The proper function of a critic is to save the tale from the artist who created it. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
2721 Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before. Edith Wharton Wharton, Edith null
2722 If I have ever made any valuable discoveries, it has been owing more to patient attention than to any other talent. Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac null
2723 "I've never traveled," Dona Consolation blandly confessed, "but I dare say, dear, you can't judge Egypt by Aida.'" Ronald Firbank Firbank, Ronald null
2724 Yosemite valley, to me, is always a sunrise, a glitter of green and golden wonder in a vast edifice of stone and space. Ansel Adams Adams, Ansel null
2725 The measure of success is not how much money you have in the bank, but rather how much money the bank will lend you. Jack W. Whiteman Whiteman, Jack W. null
2726 Human beings are perhaps never more frightening that when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right. Laurens Van Der Post Post, Laurens Van Der null
2727 If you would be known, and not know, vegetate in a village; if you would know, and not be known, live in a city. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
2728 Reduce the complexity of life by eliminating the needless wants of life, and the labors of life reduce themselves. Edwin Way Teale Teale, Edwin Way null
2729 Whatever women do they must do twice as well as men to be thought half as good. Luckily, this is not difficult. Charlotte Whitton Whitton, Charlotte null
2730 Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
2731 Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some day, want something you probably won't want. Anthony Hope Hope, Anthony null
2732 LSD? Nothing much happened, but I did get the distinct impression that some birds were trying to communicate with me. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
2733 How is it possible to say an unkind or irreverential word of Rome? The city of all time, and of all the world! Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
2734 The lamps are going out all over Europe; we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime. Lord Grey, on the eve of World War I Grey, Lord null
2735 I do not know much about gods; but I think that the river is a strong brown god – sullen, untamed and intractable. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
2736 Nothing is so contagious as example. Never was any considerable good or evil done without producing its like. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
2737 The follies which a man regrets most in his life are those which he didn't commit when he had the opportunity. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
2738 I was a sculptor. But that's really drawing – a drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing. Al Hirschfeld Hirschfeld, Al null
2739 She whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain. Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas null
2740 All the contact I have had with politics has left me feeling as though I had been drinking out of spittoons. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
2741 Sow an act, and you reap a habit. Sow a habit, and you reap a character. Sow a character, and you reap a destiny. Charles Reade Reade, Charles null
2742 What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves? Thomas Merton Merton, Thomas null
2743 Violet will be a good color for hair at just about the same time that brunette becomes a good color for flowers. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
2744 We turn to God for help when our foundations are shaking, only to learn that it is God who is shaking them. Charles C. West West, Charles C. null
2745 Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life. Germaine Greer Greer, Germaine null
2746 When there is no feeling of accomplishment, children fail to develop properly and old people rapidly decline. Joseph Whitney Whitney, Joseph null
2747 Style in writing is not just elegance in phrasing; it should marshal argument and prose to move or persuade. William Safire Safire, William null
2748 All decent people live beyond their incomes nowadays, and those who aren't respectable live beyond other people's Saki Saki null
2749 No sound concentrates so much spitefulness and malice into a very small volume as the pinging of mosquitoes. Elspeth Huxley Huxley, Elspeth null
2750 I have noticed that the people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them. E. V. Lucas Lucas, E. V. null
2751 We create our fate every day; most of the ills we suffer from are directly traceable to our own behavior. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
2752 It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so. Jerome. K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
2753 When I was in the military, they gave me a medal for killing two men and a discharge for loving one. Leonard Matlovich Matlovich, Leonard null
2754 The only place you can win a football game is on the field. The only place you can lose it is in your heart. Darrell Royal Royal, Darrell null
2755 When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
2756 The only way anybody'd get me to work was to make the hours from one to two with an hour off for lunch. Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats null
2757 A successor is almost always deemed not as adequate as the incumbent, and that's almost always not true. A. W. Clausen Clausen, A. W. null
2758 The whole conception of "sin" is one which I find very puzzling, doubtless owing to my sinful nature. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
2759 Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by traffic from both sides. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
2760 The one nice thing about sports is that they prove men do have emotions and are not afraid to show them. Jane O'Reilly O'Reilly, Jane null
2761 I live only in the moment in this strange unmortal space, crowded with beauty, pierced with danger. Charles A. Lindbergh Lindbergh, Charles A. null
2762 The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind. Jacob Bronowski Bronowski, Jacob null
2763 One of the greatest starts that ever lived was Rin Tin Tin, so there can't be too much of a trick to it. Robert Mitchum Mitchum, Robert null
2764 Your body is the harp of your soul. And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
2765 The source of status is no longer the ability to make things but simply the ability to purchase them. Harry Braverman Braverman, Harry null
2766 There is more law in the end of a policeman's nightstick than in a decision of the Supreme Court. Alexander S. Williams Williams, Alexander S. null
2767 A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong. Thomas Szasz Szasz, Thomas null
2768 I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person. Martha Gellhorn Gellhorn, Martha null
2769 Lobbies exist to behave swinishly on behalf of people too delicate to behave swinishly for themselves. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
2770 Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly. Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
2771 It would be nice to hear someone accidentally whistle something of mine, somewhere, just once. Leonard Bernstein Bernstein, Leonard null
2772 Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul. Ernest Dimnet Dimnet, Ernest null
2773 Only when one has lost all curiosity about the future has one reached the age to write an autobiography. Evelyn Waugh Waugh, Evelyn null
2774 It is hard to tell if a man is telling the truth when you know you would lie if you were in his place. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
2775 Many a man has fallen in love with a girl in a light so dim he would not have chosen a suit by it. Maurice Chevalier Chevalier, Maurice null
2776 I defy anyone to trick me. Men would have to be exceptional rascals to be as bad as I assume them to be. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
2777 Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. Raymond Chandler Chandler, Raymond null
2778 The greatest wealth is to live content with little, for there is never want where the mind is satisfied. Lucretius Lucretius null
2779 I learned to trust my obsessions. It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions. Robert Bly Bly, Robert null
2780 Deeper than men's opinions are the sentiment and circumstances by which opinion is predetermined. John Morley Morley, John null
2781 I do not mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand. Sir Edward Appleton Appleton, Sir Edward null
2782 We make ourselves slaves to our pleasures, and we serve fame and ambition; which is an equal slavery. Ben Jonson Jonson, Ben null
2783 A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once. William Faulkner Faulkner, William null
2784 You could read Kant by yourself, if you wanted; but you must share a joke with someone else. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
2785 Shame is like everything else; live with it for long enough and it becomes part of the furniture. Salman Rushdie Rushdie, Salman null
2786 He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. Horace Horace null
2787 God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air-conditioning. Imamu Amiri Baraka Baraka, Imamu Amiri null
2788 It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
2789 In a free society, all are involved in what some are doing. Some are guilty, all are responsible. Abraham Heschel Heschel, Abraham null
2790 Since you are like no other being ever created since the beginning of time, you are incomparable. Brenda Ueland Ueland, Brenda null
2791 A Lacedaemonian was asked what had made him live healthy so long. "Ignorance of medicine," he replied. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
2792 You never realize how many palm trees there are in LA until you try to make shots look like the south. Ice Cube Ice Cube null
2793 People of many kinds ask question, but few and rare are people who listen to answers. Why? Janet Erskine Stuart Stuart, Janet Erskine null
2794 Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity. George Eliot Eliot, George null
2795 Politics is the art of preventing people from taking part in affairs which properly concern them. Paul Valery Valery, Paul null
2796 For charity is cold in the multitude of possessions, and the rich are covetous of their crumbs. Christopher Smart Smart, Christopher null
2797 An elder statesman is somebody old enough to know his own mind and to keep quiet about it. Bernard M. Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
2798 You punch me, I punch back. I do not believe it is good for one's self-respect to be a punching bag. Edward Koch Koch, Edward null
2799 I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
2800 Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something. E. L. Simpson Simpson, E. L. null
2801 There are but two ways of rising in the world: either by your own industry or by the folly of others. La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
2802 To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature. Ernst Fischer Fischer, Ernst null
2803 Time cools, time clarifies; no mood can be maintained quite unaltered throughout the course of hours. Thomas Mann Mann, Thomas null
2804 What is more beautiful than a road? It is the symbol and the image of an active, varied life. George Sand Sand, George null
2805 There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed. Frank Buchman Buchman, Frank null
2806 It is not so much the suffering as the senselessness of it that is unendurable. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
2807 Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism. C. G. Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
2808 I would rather have my people laugh at my economies than weep for my extravagance. Oscar II of Sweden Oscar II of Sweden null
2809 The desire of one man to live on the fruits of another's labor is the original sin of the world. James O'Brien O'Brien, James null
2810 Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason. John Harington Harington, John null
2811 Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
2812 You have not fulfilled every duty unless you have fulfilled that of being cheerful and pleasant. C. Buxton Buxton, Charles null
2813 Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind. William Golding Golding, William null
2814 No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
2815 One has to multiply thoughts to the point where there aren't enough policemen to control them. Stanislaw Lec Lec, Stanislaw Jerzy null
2816 I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake – which I also keep handy. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. null
2817 There are a handful of people money won't spoil – and we count ourselves among them. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
2818 A conservative is a person who does not think anything should be done for the first time. Frank Vanderlip Vanderlip, Frank null
2819 When I wrote that Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo, I was not joking. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
2820 We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition. Stephen Donaldson Donaldson, Stephen null
2821 There is nothing as stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
2822 Cats seem to go on the principle that it never does any harm to ask for what you want. Joseph Wood Krutch Krutch, Joseph Wood null
2823 The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. George Santayana Santayana, George null
2824 It isn't hard to be good from time to time in sports. What's tough is being good every day. Willie Mays Mays, Willie null
2825 If I'd known I was gonna live this long (100 years), I'd have taken better care of myself. Eubie Blake Blake, Eubie null
2826 Blossoms crowd the branches; too beautiful to endure. Thinking of you, I break into bloom again. Hsueh T'ao T'ao, Hsueh null
2827 The flood of money that gushes into politics today is a pollution of democracy. Theodore H. White White, Theodore H. null
2828 Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish. Anne Bradstreet Bradstreet, Anne null
2829 There are only two ways to tell the one hundred percent truth; anonymously and posthumously. Susan Ohanian Ohanian, Susan null
2830 Moguls? Don't like the word. It reminds me of some bad Turkish cigarettes I used to smoke. Jack Warner Warner, Jack null
2831 We are in danger of developing a cult of the common man, which means a cult of mediocrity. Herbert Hoover Hoover, Herbert Clark null
2832 All his anxiety resolved itself into a sigh and dissolved into apathy and drowsiness. Ivan Goncharov Goncharov, Ivan null
2833 The only person who listens to both sides of an argument is the fellow in the next apartment. Ruth Brown Brown, Ruth null
2834 I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
2835 He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lampposts – for support rather than illumination. Andrew Lang Lang, Andrew null
2836 Never put anything on paper, my boy, and never trust a man with a small black moustache. P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse, P. G. null
2837 The more people you yourself can put and keep on hold, the more successful you will seem. Michael Korda Korda, Michael null
2838 Men sometimes seem more ready to accept women as brain surgeons than as athletes. Janice Kaplan Kaplan, Janice null
2839 It is possible to be a great scoundrel without ever doing anything that is forbidden. Hermann Hesse Hesse, Hermann null
2840 The only exercise I take is walking behind the coffins of friends who took exercise. Peter O'Toole O'Toole, Peter null
2841 It seems as though I had not drunk from the cup of wisdom, but had fallen into it. Soren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, Soren null
2842 The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world. Democritus Democritus null
2843 Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them. Aristotle Aristotle null
2844 The difference between love and lust is like the difference between strolling and skiing. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
2845 Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. John Donne Donne, John null
2846 I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking. Christopher Isherwood Isherwood, Christopher null
2847 You can get much further with a kind word and a gun that you can get with a kind word alone. Al Capone Capone, Al null
2848 I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
2849 Society is now one polish'd horde, formed of two might tribes, the bores and the bored. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
2850 A drop of water has the properties of the sea, but cannot exhibit a storm. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2851 Every generation laughs at the old fashions, but follows religiously the new. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2852 A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
2853 We don't believe in rheumatism and love until after the first attack. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von null
2854 A cause may be inconvenient, but it's magnificent. It's like champagne or high heels and one must be prepared to suffer for it. -- Arnold Bennett Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold modified from Vacation 2011
2855 Only in America could a refugee girl from Europe become secretary of state. Madeline Albright Albright, Madeline null
2856 I've always wanted responsibility because I want the power responsibility brings. Sam Rayburn Rayburn, Sam null
2857 Sentimentally I am disposed to harmony. But organically I am incapable of a tune. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
2858 What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
2859 Nothing should be rushed, because too often when we rush to justice, we don't get it. Janet Reno Reno, Janet null
2860 The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people. Lucille S. Harper Harper, Lucille S. null
2861 Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2862 They were at their wits; end, and it hadn't taken them long to get there. Desmond McCarthy McCarthy, Desmond null
2863 There comes a time in every man's life when he must make way for an older man. Reginald Maudling Maudling, Reginald null
2864 When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. Mae West West, Mae null
2865 I am a human being so there is nothing human that I do not feel to by my concern. Terence Terence null
2866 The spiritual life does not remove us from the world but leads us deeper into it. Henry Nouwen Nouwen, Henry null
2867 All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl. Charlie Chaplin Chaplin, Charlie null
2868 What shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36 Mark 8:36 null
2869 Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed. Walter Lippmann Lippmann, Walter null
2870 One of the oddest things in life, I think is the things one remembers. Agatha Christie Christie, Agatha null
2871 The heroes, the saints, and sages – they are those who face the world alone. Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
2872 Never despair because of your sins. Counterbalance them now with many good deeds. Midrash Midrash null
2873 It's hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you've earned. Frank A. Clark Clark, Frank A. null
2874 Greece appears to me to be the fountain of knowledge; Rome of elegance. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
2875 The test of a vocation is the love of the drudgery it involves. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
2876 What a man wants to do he generally can do, if he wants to badly enough. Louis L'Amour L'Amour, Louis null
2877 There is that in me – I do not know what it is – but I know it is in me. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
2878 Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him. Paul Eldridge Eldridge, Paul null
2879 Blessed is he who expects no gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed. W. C. Bennett Bennett, W. C. null
2880 Don't accept rides from strange men, and remember that all men are strange. Robin Morgan Morgan, Robin null
2881 No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown. William Penn Penn, William null
2882 Whoever desires constant success must change his conduct with the times. Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
2883 The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them. Lenny Bruce Bruce, Lenny null
2884 Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
2885 I like to buy a company any fool can manage because eventually one will. Peter Lynch Lynch, Peter null
2886 Clothes make the man. Naked people have little or no influence on society. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
2887 There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change. Euripides Euripides null
2888 The very touch of the letter was as if you had taken me all into your arms. Anais Nin Nin, Anais null
2889 Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than money. Robert H. Jackson Jackson, Robert H. null
2890 Surely people must know themselves. So few ever think about anything else. J. C. Hare Hare, Julius Charles null
2891 A society can be no better than the men and women who compose it. Adlai E. Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
2892 I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not. Bob Considine Considine, Bob null
2893 All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes. W. E. Gladstone Gladstone, William Ewart null
2894 How should I be able to govern others when I don't know how to govern myself? Rabelais Rabelais, Francois null
2895 Can anything be sadder than work unfinished? Yes; work never begun. Christina Rossetti Rossetti, Christina null
2896 I try not to be arty. But you do commit that sin a lot of the time. Martin Scorsese Scorsese, Martin null
2897 There is nothing more contemptible than a bald man who pretends to have hair. Martial Martial null
2898 Investment must be rational. If you can't understand it, don't do it. Warren Buffett Buffett, Warren null
2899 In Houston the air was warm and rich and suggestive of fossil fuel. John Gunther Gunther, John null
2900 There is no greatness where simplicity, goodness, and truth are absent. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
2901 If any question why he died, tell them, because our fathers lied. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
2902 No good thing is pleasant to possess without friends to share it. Seneca the Younger Seneca the Younger null
2903 Lonely people talking to each other can make each other lonelier. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
2904 In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles. David Ben-Gurion Ben-Gurion, David null
2905 The shortest way to do many things is to do only one thing at once. Samuel Smiles Smiles, Samuel null
2906 Like building a house, travel always costs more than you estimate. Ilka Chase Chase, Ilka null
2907 He finds assistance in adversity who renders services in prosperity. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
2908 Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone. George Fox Fox, George null
2909 There is nothing so simple that it cannot be made difficult. Merle P. Martin Martin, Merle P. null
2910 I have hardly ever known a mathematician who was capable of reasoning. Plato Plato null
2911 The strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must. Thucydides Thucydides null
2912 I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart. Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh, Vincent null
2913 We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings. Ovid Ovid null
2914 The forms of virtue are erect, the forms of pleasure undulate. Henry Fuseli Fuseli, Henry null
2915 There are only twelve notes. You must treat them carefully. Paul Hindemith Hindemith, Paul null
2916 It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
2917 We who have a voice must speak for the voiceless. Archbishop Oscar Romero Romero, Archbishop Oscar null
2918 Houston, tranquility base here. The "Eagle" has landed. Neil A. Armstrong Armstrong, Neil A. null
2919 Once you know what women are like, men get kind of boring. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
2920 To be celebrated is nothing. To be loved is everything. Claudette Colbert Colbert, Claudette null
2921 Jogging keeps the spring in your step from becoming rusted. Karl Shiflet Shiflet, Karl null
2922 I am a mushroom on whom the dew of heaven drops now and then. John Ford Ford, John null
2923 We begin by fooling others and end by fooling ourselves. Eric Alterman Alterman, Eric null
2924 I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known. Walt Disney Disney, Walt null
2925 Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body. Seneca Seneca null
2926 A state is regulated by two things: reward and punishment. Solon Solon null
2927 In Maine they have not a summer but a thaw. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
2928 Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
2929 One may smile, and smile, and be a villain. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
2930 If afflictions refine some, they consume others. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
2931 In education there should be no class distinction. Confucius Confucius null
2932 Even dirt glitters when the sun is shining upon it. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
2933 We are just statistics, born to consume resources. Horace Horace null
2934 The rich knows not who is his friend. George Herbert Herbert, George null
2935 All politics is local. Tip O'Neill O'Neill, Tip null
2936 Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor. Ulysses S. Grant Grant, Ulysses S. null
2937 I seem to have made more mistakes than any others of whom I know, but have learned thereby to make ever swifter acknowledgment of the errors and thereafter immediately set about to deal more effectively with the truths disclosed by the acknowledgment of e R. Buckminster Fuller Fuller, R. Buckminster null
2938 Truth has one fatal defect. When she was launched upon the world, a group of gods gave her every grace, every charm, every virtue, and every strength; but one envious god, unable to take away what other gods had given her, made her forever unprofitable. Algernon S. Logan Logan, Algernon S. null
2939 The writer's only responsibility is to his art. He will be completely ruthless if he is a good one. He has no peace until then. Everything goes by the board: honor, pride, decency, security, happiness, all, to get the book written. William Faulkner Faulkner, William null
2940 In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
2941 At almost any point in the world's history, people could have said that the world was in such terrible shape that it was immoral to bring children into it. I would not have liked to have had denied me the chance to live in these exciting times. Corretta Scott King King, Corretta Scott null
2942 It is some of the secrets of nature in its mood of mockery that fine weather lays heavier weight on the mind and hearts of the depressed and the inwardly tormented than does a really bad day with dark rain sniveling continuously and sympathetically from a Muriel Spark Spark, Muriel null
2943 I have said the world is absurd but I spoke too soon. All we can say is that this world in and of itself is not reasonable. What is absurd, though, is the conflict between this irrationality and man's desperate wish for intelligibility. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
2944 Science has established two facts meaningful for human welfare: first, the foundation of the structure of human personality is laid down in early childhood; and second, the chief engineer in charge of this construction is the family. Meyer Francis Nimkoff Nimkoff, Meyer Francis null
2945 The superior gratification derived from the use and contemplation of costly and supposedly beautiful products is, commonly, in great measure a gratification of our sense of costliness masquerading under the name of beauty. Thorstein Veblen Veblen, Thorstein null
2946 We have learned so well how to absorb novelty that receptivity itself has turned into a kind of tradition - "the tradition of the new." yesterday's avant-garde experience is today's chic and tomorrow's cliche. Richard Hofstadter Hofstadter, Richard null
2947 For the animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours they move finished and complete, gifted with extensions of senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. Henry Beston Beston, Henry null
2948 Struggling to see does not help one to see. The light comes, when it does come, rather suddenly and strangely, I think. It is just like falling in love; a thing that never happens to those who are always trying to do it. Evelyn Underhill Underhill, Evelyn null
2949 A thousand fearful images and dire suggestions glance along the mind when it is moody and discontented with itself. Command them to stand and show themselves, and you presently assert the power of reason over imagination. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
2950 The relationship between truth and a newspaper is like the relationship between the color green and the number seven. Occasionally you will see the number seven written in green, but you learn not to expect this. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
2951 To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting. e. e. cummings cummings, e. e. null
2952 The manufacture of sin is so easy a manufacture, that I am convinced man could readily be persuaded that it was wicked to use the left leg as much as the right; whole congregations would only permit themselves to hop. Sir Arthur Helps Helps, Sir Arthur null
2953 I don't like my hockey sticks touching other sticks, and I don't like them crossing one another. I put baby powder on the ends. I think it's essentially a matter of taking care of what takes care of you. Wayne Gretzky Gretzky, Wayne null
2954 The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character. The only real emancipation is individual, and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints. Will Durant Durant, Will null
2955 There is not one in a hundred of either sex who is not taken in when they marry... It is, of all transactions, the one in which people expect most from others, and are least honest themselves. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
2956 The indefatigable pursuit of an unattainable perfection, even though it consists in nothing more than in the pounding of an old piano, is what alone gives a meaning to our life on this unavailing star. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
2957 We sometimes wonder why the city government tilts so vigorously at the snow. The first flake has hardly fluttered down when every internal machine in town is rushing to do battle. Is snow such poisonous stuff? E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
2958 God is a child who amuses himself, going from laughing to crying for no reason, each day reinventing the world to the chagrin of hair-splitters, pedants, and preachers, who try to teach God his job as creator. Elie Faure Faure, Elie null
2959 What was once called the objective world is a sort of Rorschach ink blot, into which each culture, each type of personality, reads a meaning only remotely derived from the shape and color of the blot itself. Lewis Mumford Mumford, Lewis null
2960 If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be. John R. Miller Miller, John R. null
2961 A man can succeed at almost anything for which he has unlimited enthusiasm. Charles Schwab Schwab, Charles M. null
2962 Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
2963 I use the word "profit" and "capitalism" proudly. Because when business is healthy, all of society is healthy. Harry Gray Gray, Harry null
2964 The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
2965 The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
2966 My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there. Indira Gandhi Gandhi, Indira null
2967 It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: what are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
2968 The cynic knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
2969 Men are idolaters and want something to look at and kiss and hug, or throw themselves down before; they always did, they always will, and if you don't make it of wood, you must make it of words. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
2970 One thing must be said for idleness: It keeps people from doing the Devil's work. The great villains of history were busy men, since great crimes and slaughters require great industry and dedication. Philip Slater Slater, Philip null
2971 I prefer to have too much confidence, and thereby be deceived, than to be always mistrustful. For, in the first case, I suffer a moment at being deceived and in the second, I suffer constantly. Paul Gauguin Gauguin, Paul null
2972 The belief that youth is the happiest time of life is founded on a fallacy. The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts, and we grow happier as we grow older. William Lyon Phelps Phelps, William Lyon null
2973 Young people have exalted notions, because they have not been humbled by life or learned its necessary limitations; moreover, their hopeful disposition makes them think themselves equal to great things. Aristotle Aristotle null
2974 A large part of the popularity and persuasiveness of psychology comes from its being a sublimated spiritualism: A secular, ostensible scientific way of affirming the primacy of “spirit” over matter. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
2975 People get so in the habit of worry that if you save them from drowning and put them on a bank to dry in the sun with hot chocolate and muffins, they wonder whether they are catching cold. John Jay Chapman Chapman, John Jay null
2976 The true spirit of delight, the exaltation, the sense of being more than Man, which is the touchstone of the highest excellence, is to be found in mathematics as surely as in poetry. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
2977 If you want war, nourish a doctrine. Doctrines are the most frightful tyrants to which men ever are subject, because doctrines get inside of a man's reason and betray him against himself. William Graham Sumner Sumner, William Graham null
2978 All other things, to their destruction draw. Only our love hath no decay; This, no tomorrow hath, nor yesterday. Running it never runs from us away, but truly keeps his first, last, everlasting day. John Donne Donne, John null
2979 American women: How they mortify the flesh in order to make it appetizing! Their beauty is a vast industry, their enduring allure a discipline which nuns or athletes might find excessive. Malcolm Muggeridge Muggeridge, Malcolm null
2980 The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people, as equally true; by the philosopher, as equally false; and by the magistrate, as equally useful. Edward Gibbon Gibbon, Edward null
2981 I do not love the sea. The look of it is disquieting. There is something in the very sound of it that stirs the premonition felt while we listen to noble music; we become inexplicably troubled. H. M. Tomlinson Tomlinson, H. M. null
2982 The dinner table in America is becoming a trap. People are so scared, they don't have any butter or anything. When they talk about healthy food, they usually mean things that don't taste very good. Julia Child Child, Julia null
2983 There are more serious problems in life than financial ones, and I've had a lot of those. I've been broke before, and will be again. Heartbroke? That's serious. Lose a few bucks? That's not. Willie Nelson Nelson, Willie null
2984 It is a great help for a man to be in love with himself. For an actor, it is absolutely essential. I genuinely like myself, and have no reason to believe that the feeling is not reciprocated. Robert Morley Morley, Robert null
2985 In Europe the most obstreperous nations are those most addicted to coffee. We rightly speak of a storm in a teacup as the tiniest disturbance in the world, but out of a coffee cup come hurricanes. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
2986 Adolescents tend to be passionate people, and passion is no less real because it is directed toward a hot-rod, a commercialized popular singer, or the leader of a black-jacketed gang. Edgar Friedenberg Friedenberg, Edgar null
2987 Democracy is a society in which the unbeliever feels undisturbed and at home. If there were only half a dozen unbelievers in America, their well-being would be a test of our democracy. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
2988 Whenever women do anything new, it is always said they are about to lose their femininity. Society is constantly alarmed about this, as though femininity were important but fugitive. Florida Scott-Maxwell Scott-Maxwell, Florida null
2989 Being a novelist, I consider myself superior to the saint, the scientist, the philosopher, and the poet, who are all great masters of different bits of man alive, but never get the whole hog. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
2990 They all want the truth – a truth, that is: Something specific, something concrete! They don't care what it is. All they want is something categorical, something that speaks plainly! Luigi Pirandello Pirandello, Luigi null
2991 When I first got to Hollywood, I made forty dollars a week and they named a hair style after me and made me into a kind of male Yvonne DeCarlo, fooling around in Arabian Nights rubbish. Tony Curtis Curtis, Tony null
2992 One of the most serious thoughts that life provokes is the reflection that we can never tell, at the time, whether a word, a look, a touch, an occurrence of any kind, is trivial or important. E. V. Lucas Lucas, E. V. null
2993 Man may be considered as a superior species of animal who produces philosophies and poems in about the same way that silkworms produce their cocoons and bees their hives. Hippolyte Taine Taine, Hippolyte null
2994 Let us create rational human beings, capable of crushing underfoot the futile magnificence of barbaric glories, and of resisting those bloody ambitions of nationalism and imperialism. Anatole France France, Anatole null
2995 It cannot be denied that though a concentrated awareness is what we must aim at; there are many lovely and magical flashes of illumination which come sideways and indirectly. John Cowper Powys Powys, John Cowper null
2996 We are so constituted, that if we insist upon being as sure as is conceivable, in every step of our course, we must be content to creep along the ground, and can never soar. John Henry Cardinal Newman Newman, John Henry Cardinal null
2997 The atom bombs are piling up in the factories, the police are prowling through the cities, the lies are streaming from the loudspeakers, but the earth is still going around the sun. George Orwell Orwell, George null
2998 Any man can shoot a gun, and with practice he can draw fast and shoot accurately, but that makes no difference. What counts is how you stand up when somebody is shooting back at you. Louis L'Amour L'Amour, Louis null
2999 I don't know why in the West thirteen is considered an unlucky number, but in the East two is considered the unlucky number because it marks the first departure from one, unity. Jor Frankel Frankel, Jor null
3000 What is difficulty? Only a word indicating the degree of strength requisite for accomplishing particular objects; a mere notice of the necessity for exertion; a mere stimulus to men. Samuel Warren Warren, Samuel null
3001 I like to walk about among the beautiful things that adorn the world; but private wealth I should decline, or any sort of personal possessions, because they would take away my liberty. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3002 The interest in the lives of others, the high evaluation of these lives, what are they but the overflow of the interest he finds in himself, the values he attributes to his own being? Sherwood Anderson Anderson, Sherwood null
3003 There is no royal path to good writing; and such paths as do exist do not lead through neat critical gardens, various as they are, but through the jungles of self, the world, and of craft. Jessamyn West West, Jessamyn null
3004 Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
3005 The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans are suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
3006 No man's body is as strong as his appetites, but Heaven has corrected the boundlessness of his voluptuous desires by stinting his strength and contracting his capacities. John Tillotson Tillotson, John null
3007 It may be a point of pride to have a Van Gogh on the living room wall, but the prospect of having Van Gogh himself in the living room would put a good many devoted art lovers to rout. Ben Shahn Shahn, Ben null
3008 Spiritual rosebushes are not like natural rosebushes; with these latter the thorns remain but the roses pass, with the former the thorns pass and the roses remain. Saint Francis de Sales Saint Francis de Sales null
3009 The first duty of society is to give each of its members the possibility of fulfilling his destiny. When it becomes incapable of performing this duty it must be transformed. Alexis Carrel Carrel, Alexis null
3010 Far from being a handicap to command, compassion is the measure of it. For unless one values the lives of his soldiers and is tormented by their ideals, he is unfit to command. Omar N. Bradley Bradley, Gen. Omar N. null
3011 Mere longevity is a good thing for those who watch life from the sidelines. For those who play the game, an hour may be a year, a single day's work an achievement for eternity. Gabriel Heatter Heatter, Gabriel null
3012 Sometimes when I sit down to practice and there is no one else in the room, I have to stifle an impulse to ring for the elevator man and offer him money to come in a hear me. Arthur Rubinstein Rubinstein, Arthur null
3013 You cannot teach a child to take care of himself unless you will let him take care of himself. He will make mistakes, and out of these mistakes will come his wisdom. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3014 The days of the whiny athlete should come to an end. I don't think much of guys who say, “I've been robbed” when they walk away with a million bucks in their pocket. George Foreman Foreman, George null
3015 The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and the self-restraint to keep from meddling with them while they do it. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
3016 At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism. John Berger Berger, John null
3017 The more a human being feels himself a self, tries to intensify this self and reach a never-attainable perfection, the more drastically he steps out of the center of being. Eugene Herrigel Herrigel, Eugene null
3018 All that I have accomplished has been by that plodding, patient, persevering process of accretion which builds the ant heap particle by particle, thought by thought, fact by fact. Elihu Burritt Burritt, Elihu null
3019 Your families are extremely proud of you. You can't imagine the sense of relief they are experiencing. This would be a most opportune time to ask for money. Gary Bolding, in a commencement speech Bolding, Gary null
3020 When I was very young, I tried selling used cars. It didn't last long. I guess that was my good luck too, that I didn't show promise at it, or I might have been an automobile dealer. King Vidor Vidor, King null
3021 The human race has had long experience and a fine tradition in surviving adversity. But we now face a task for which we have little experience, the task of surviving prosperity. Alan Gregg Gregg, Alan null
3022 When something bad happens to me, I think I'm able to deal with it in a pretty good way. That makes me lucky. Some people fall apart at the first little thing that happens. Christie Brinkley Brinkley, Christie null
3023 The little girl had the making of a poet in her who, being told to be sure of her meaning before she spoke, said, “How can I know what I think till I see what I say?” Graham Wallas Wallas, Graham null
3024 A stricken tree, a living thing, so beautiful, so dignified, so admirable in its potential longevity, is, next to man, perhaps the most touching of wounded objects. Edna Ferber Ferber, Edna null
3025 To me there is something completely and satisfyingly restful in that stretch of sea and sand, sea and sand and sky – complete peace and complete fulfillment. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Lindbergh, Anne Morrow null
3026 My definition of a philosopher is of a man up in a balloon, with his family and friends holding the ropes which confine him to earth and trying to haul him down. Louisa May Alcott Alcott, Louisa May null
3027 Mankind have banned the Divinity from their presence; they have relegated Him to a sanctuary; the walls of the temple restrict His view; He does not exist outside of it. Denis Diderot Diderot, Denis null
3028 Theological religion is the source of all imaginable follies and disturbances; it is the parent of fanaticism and civil discord; it is the enemy of mankind. Voltaire Voltaire null
3029 The American creed is humanistic liberalism developing out of the Enlightenment when America received its national consciousness and its political structure. Gunmar Myrdal Myrdal, Gunmar null
3030 We look for some reward of our endeavors and are disappointed; not success, not happiness, not even peace of conscience, crowns our ineffectual efforts to do well. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
3031 Most people – one may say the best sort of people – greatly prefer to do things for themselves, however badly, than to have things done for them, however well. Arthur Ponsonby Ponsonby, Arthur null
3032 Formerly a public man needed a private secretary for a barrier between himself and the public. Nowadays he has a press secretary, to keep him properly in the public eye. Daniel Boorstin Boorstin, Daniel null
3033 Man has but three events in his life: to be born, to live, and to die. He is not conscious of his birth, he suffers at his death, and he forgets to live. Jean de la Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3034 Most Americans want to be only comfortably cultivated. They dabble with the intellectual just enough to avoid being lowbrow and escape being highbrow. Alan Valentine Valentine, Alan null
3035 What can any of us do with his talent but try to develop his vision, so that through frequent failures we may learn better what we have missed in the past. William Carlos Williams Williams, William Carlos null
3036 Life happens too fast for you ever to think about it. If you could just persuade people of this, but they insist on amassing information. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
3037 Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams Adams, Douglas null
3038 If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck? Linda Ellerbee Ellerbee, Linda null
3039 It is in part the very uniqueness of every individual that makes one not only a member of a family, race, nation, or class, but a human being. Helen Merrell Lynd Lynd, Helen Merrell null
3040 In the spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to love, but a family man's duties turn heavily towards the household chores that need doing but never get done. Max Lerner Lerner, Max null
3041 The harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly; ‘tis dearness only that gives everything its value. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
3042 Suffering! We owe to it all that is good in us, all that gives value to life; we owe to it pity, we owe to it courage, we owe to it all the virtues. Anatole France France, Anatole null
3043 Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it. John Dewey Dewey, John null
3044 Whoever wrote “to win success we must deserve it” must have been the same fellow who gave out the statement that two can live as cheaply as one. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3045 In the game of life it's a good idea to have a few early losses, which relieves you of the pressure of trying to maintain an undefeated season. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
3046 The line between failure and success is so fine that we scarcely know when we pass it; so fine that we are often on the line and do not know it. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3047 The man who has done his level best, and who is conscious that he has done his best, is a success, even though the world may write him down a failure. B. C. Forbes Forbes, B. C. null
3048 Youth is not entirely a time of life; it is a state of mind. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Douglas MacArthur MacArthur, Douglas null
3049 Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in very nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies. Francis M. Cornford Cornford, Francis M. null
3050 So that was war. Just about all he could find in its favor was that it paid well and liberated children from the pernicious influence of their parents. Joseph Heller Heller, Joseph null
3051 I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them. Beverly Sills Sills, Beverly null
3052 All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost, the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by frost. J. R. R. Tolkien Tolkien, J. R. R. null
3053 I got the blues thinking of the future, so I left off and made some marmalade. It's amazing how it cheers one up to shred oranges or scrub the floor. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
3054 A salesman is a fellow with a smile on his face, a shine on his shoes, and a lousy territory. George Gobel Gobel, George null
3055 Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
3056 Whoever said, "it's not whether you win or lose that counts," probably lost. Martina Navratilova Navratilova, Martina null
3057 Being defeated is often a temporary condition. Giving up is what makes it permanent. Marilyn vos Savant Savant, Marilyn vos null
3058 I saw him even now going the way of all flesh, that is to say, toward the kitchen John Webster Webster, John null
3059 Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3060 No human being, however great or powerful, was ever so free as a fish. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
3061 Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting. George Orwell Orwell, George null
3062 Apart from cheese and tulips, the main product of the country (Holland) is advocaat, a drink made from lawyers. Alan Coren Coren, Alan null
3063 Little minds are interested in the extraordinary, great minds in the commonplace. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3064 Everybody should have an equal chance - but they shouldn't have a flying start. Harold Wilson Wilson, Harold null
3065 Inanimate objects can be classified scientifically into three major categories; those that don't work, those that break down, and those that get lost. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
3066 When a man can observe himself suffering, and is able, later, to describe what he's gone through, that means he was born for literature. Edouard Bourdet Bourdet, Edouard null
3067 Solitude is the best means of getting acquainted with one's self, but if one gets too well acquainted there is likely to be trouble. Edwin Arlington Robinson Robinson, Edwin Arlington null
3068 Only by unintermitted agitation can a people be kept sufficiently awake to principle, not to let liberty be smothered in material prosperity. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
3069 If the practice of virtue eludes you, then give yourself up to vice with such saintly dedication that eventually you will become one of the elect. Brendan Francis Francis, Brendan null
3070 The poet's function is to make his imagination become the light in the mind of others. His role, in short, is to help people live their lives. Wallace Stevens Stevens, Wallace null
3071 To him that waits all things reveal themselves, provided that he has the courage not to deny, in the darkness, what he has seen in the light. Coventry Patmore Patmore, Coventry null
3072 Science investigates; religion interprets. Science gives man knowledge which is power; religion gives man wisdom which is control. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
3073 He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune; for they are impediments to great enterprises, either of virtue or mischief. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
3074 Thought itself needs words. It runs on them like a long wire. And if it loses the habit of words, little by little it becomes shapeless, somber. Ugo Betti Betti, Ugo null
3075 The only means of strengthening one's intellect is to make up one's mind about nothing – to let the mind be a thoroughfare for all thoughts. John Keats Keats, John null
3076 My main mistake was to have made an ancient people advance by forced marches toward independence, health, culture, affluence, comfort. Mohammed Pahlavi Pahlevi, Mohammed Reza null
3077 You have to be sure the Americans will commit all the stupidities they can think of, plus some that are beyond imagination. Charles de Gaulle de Gaulle, Charles null
3078 It is often wonderful how putting down on paper a clear statement of a case helps on to see, not, perhaps, the way out, but the way in. A. C. Benson Benson, A. C. null
3079 We rarely gain a high or larger view except as it is forced upon us through struggles which we would have avoided if we could. Charles Horton Cooley Cooley, Charles Horton null
3080 If anything is worthy of a man's best and hardest effort, that thing is the utterance of what he believes to be the truth. Edwin Arlington Robinson Robinson, Edwin Arlington null
3081 Strange what a difference a glorious day can make! How one revels in life, in being, in poetry, in the holy ridiculousness of things! Lionel Johnson Johnson, Lionel null
3082 The grand style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject. Matthew Arnold Arnold, Matthew null
3083 A cloudy day, or a little sunshine, have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or misfortunes. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
3084 Teaching may hasten learning; it may also block it or kill it outright, or sometimes just render it comatose for years. James Harvey Robinson Robinson, James Harvey null
3085 Politically I believe in democracy, but culturally, not at all. Whenever a cultural matter rolls up a majority I know it is wrong. John Sloan Sloan, John French null
3086 They drew all manner of things – everything that begins with M, such as mousetraps, and the moon, and memory, and muchness. Lewis Carroll Carroll, Lewis null
3087 Every social war is a battle between the very few on both sides who care and who fire their shots across a crowd of spectators. Murray Kempton Kempton, Murray null
3088 I've been fighting ten years to make people forget I'm just a pretty boy with a beautiful face. It's a hard fight, but I'll win it. Alain Delon Delon, Alain null
3089 The past, with its pleasure, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
3090 The burning conviction that we have a holy duty toward others is often a way of attaching our drowning selves to a passing raft. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
3091 As time goes on, new and remote aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless. Clarence Day Day, Clarence null
3092 Blessed are they who heal us of self-despisings. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious. William Hale White White, William Hale null
3093 Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstances. William James James, William null
3094 Your borrowers of books – those mutilators of collections, spoilers of the symmetry of shelves, and creators of odd volumes. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
3095 All letters, methinks, should be free and easy as one's discourse, not studies as an oration, nor made up of hard words like a charm. Dorothy Osborne Osborne, Dorothy null
3096 Why sir, there is every possibility that you will soon be able to tax it! Michael Faraday, when asked about the usefulness of electricity Faraday, Michael null
3097 Clear writers assume, with a pessimism born of experience, that whatever isn't plainly stated the reader will invariably misconstrue. John R. Trimble Trimble, John R. null
3098 The illiterate of the twenty-first century will not be those who cannot read and write, but those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. Alvin Toffler Toffler, Alvin null
3099 The English church-goer prefers a severe preacher because he thinks a few home truths will do his neighbors no harm. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3100 Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then. Katharine Hepburn Hepburn, Katharine null
3101 Others may argue about whether the world ends with a bang or a whimper. I just want to make sure mine doesn't end with a whine. Barbara Gordon Gordon, Barbara null
3102 Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty - a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
3103 The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
3104 Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought. Dwight Morrow Morrow, Dwight null
3105 The vanity of human life is like a river, constantly passing away, and yet constantly coming in. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
3106 In our time, political speech and writing are largely the defense of the indefensible. Robert Orwell Orwell, Robert null
3107 To make your children capable of honesty is the beginning of education. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
3108 The polls are places where you stand in line for a chance to decide who will spend your money. Source Obscure Unknown null
3109 Anybody who is anybody seems to be getting a lift - by plastic surgery - these days. Eugenia Sheppard Sheppard, Eugenia null
3110 In the great affairs we ought to apply ourselves less to creating chances than to profiting from those that are offered. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3111 I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3112 Uncertainty and mystery are energies of life. Don't let them scare you unduly, for they keep boredom at bay and spark creativity. R. I. Fitzhenry Fitzhenry, R. I. null
3113 Love rules the court, the camp, the grove, and men below, and saints above: for love is heaven, and heaven is love. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
3114 Education is the period during which you are being instructed by somebody you do not know, about something you do not want to know. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
3115 Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day. Will Durant Durant, Will null
3116 I can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses. It's all how you look at it. Kenfield Morley Morley, Kenfield null
3117 There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers, by living productively. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
3118 Solitude is something one enjoys, I think, when one has friends to run from; but when enforced, it loses much of its charm. Thomas Wolfe Wolfe, Thomas null
3119 Next to doing a good job yourself, the greatest joy is in having someone else do a first-class job under your direction. William Feather Feather, William null
3120 When you want to recognize and understand what takes place in the minds of others, you have first to look into yourself. Theodor Reik Reik, Theodor null
3121 The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
3122 The horror of getting up is unparalleled and I am filled with amazement every morning when I find that I have done it. Lytton Strachey Strachey, Lytton null
3123 The suppression of civil liberties is to many less a matter for horror than the curtailment of the freedom to profit. Marya Mannes Mannes, Marya null
3124 You may object that it is not a trial at all; you are quite right, for it is only a trial if I recognize it as such. Franz Kafka Kafka, Franz null
3125 Some books seem to have been written, not to teach us anything, but to let us know that the author has known something. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
3126 Never have I been able to settle in life. Always seated askew, as if on the arm of a chair; ready to get up, to leave. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
3127 No amount of energy will take the place of thought. A strenuous life with its eyes shut is a kind of wild insanity. Henry van Dyke Van Dyke, Henry null
3128 You will find that the truth is often unpopular, for, in the vernacular, we Americans are suckers for good news. Adlai Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
3129 Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry skies above me and the moral law within me. Immanuel Kant Kant, Immanuel null
3130 Public opinion requires us to think other men's thought, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits. Walter Bagehot Bagehot, Walter null
3131 Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention. Simone Weil Weil, Simone null
3132 When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman. Betty Friedan Friedan, Betty null
3133 Nothing can be accomplished by denying that man is an essentially troubled being, except to make more trouble. William Barrett Barrett, William null
3134 Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
3135 A mind too proud to unbend over the small ridiculosa of life is as painful as a library with no trash in it. Christopher Morley Morley, Christopher null
3136 Tennis is a perfect combination of violent action taking place in an atmosphere of total tranquility. Billie Jean King King, Billie Jean null
3137 No man is fit to be trusted with power. Any man who has lived at all knows the follies and wickedness he's capable of. C. P. Snow Snow, C. P. null
3138 Anyone can have the key to the executive washroom, but once a woman gets inside, what is there? A lavatory. Germaine Greer Greer, Germaine null
3139 There's so much pollution in the air now that if it weren't for our lungs there'd be no place to put it all. Robert Orben Orben, Robert null
3140 His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is: That is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage. Henry Fielding Fielding, Henry null
3141 That indescribable expression peculiar to people who hope they have not been asleep, but know they have. Helen Hunt Jackson Jackson, Helen Hunt null
3142 Nothing so conclusively proves a man's ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself. Thomas Watson Watson, Thomas John, Sr. null
3143 There is nothing more satisfying than to lie in bed at night, secure and warm, with a whistling wind outside. Clare Leighton Leighton, Clare null
3144 Courage is a perfect sensibility of the measure of danger, and mental willingness to endure it. William T. Sherman Sherman, William Tecumseh null
3145 When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen. Arland Gilbert Gilbert, Arland null
3146 The law of heredity is that all undesirable traits come from the other parent. Anonymous Unknown null
3147 Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear. Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
3148 There are three modes of bearing the ills of life: by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
3149 One of the virtues of being very young is that you don't let the facts get in the way of your imagination. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
3150 It's good to fail now and again – you learn a lot more out of failure than you do out of success. Ian Hunter Hunter, Ian null
3151 I always knew that I could be a star for the audience that didn't relate to John Wayne or Al Pacino. Richard Dreyfuss Dreyfuss, Richard null
3152 Marrying a divorced man is ecologically responsible. In a world where there are more women than men, it pays to recycle. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
3153 In many instance, marriage vows would be more accurate if the phrase were changed to “Until debt do us part.” Sam Ewing Ewing, Sam null
3154 I chose my wife, as she did her wedding gown, not for a fine glossy surface, but such qualities as would wear well. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
3155 It takes most men five years to recover from a college education, and to learn that poetry is as vital to thinking as knowledge. Brooks Atkinson Atkinson, Brooks null
3156 There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3157 The more you join with people in their joys and their sorrows, the more nearer and dearer they come to be to you. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3158 Under a government which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a prison. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
3159 I am not covetous for gold; but if it be a sin to covet honor, I am the most offending soul alive. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
3160 If men are to wait for liberty till they become wise and good in slavery, they may indeed wait for ever. Lord Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Babington null
3161 When the people contend for their liberty, they seldom get anything by their victory but new masters. George Savile (Lord Halifax) Savile, Sir George null
3162 The most hazardous part of our expedition to Africa was crossing Piccadilly Circus. Joseph Thomson Thomson, Joseph null
3163 Sarah Brightman couldn't act scared on the New York subway at four o'clock in the morning. Joel Segal Segal, Joel null
3164 Show me a man who is a good loser and I'll show you a man who is playing golf with his boss. Jim Murray Murray, Jim null
3165 What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Browning, Elizabeth Barrett null
3166 Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him. Roman Gary Gary, Roman null
3167 There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle. Robert Alden Alden, Robert null
3168 Never complain about your troubles; they are responsible for more than half of your income. Robert Updegraff Updegraff, Robert null
3169 I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death! Patrick Henry Henry, Patrick null
3170 Slang is a language that rolls up its sleeves, spits on its hands and goes to work. Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl null
3171 A dozen press agents working overtime can do terrible things to the human spirit. Cecil B. DeMille DeMille, Cecil B. null
3172 Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool. Bellamy Brooks Brooks, Bellamy null
3173 In this world, there is one terrible thing, and that is that everyone has his reasons. Jean Renoir Renoir, Jean null
3174 The human mind treats a new idea the way the body treats a strange protein – it rejects it. Peter Medawar Medawar, Peter null
3175 To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely. Godfried Bomans Bomans, Godfried null
3176 It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle Aristotle null
3177 What price do we pay when we risk-manage our lives into something safe, flat, and empty? Lynnell Mickelson Mickelson, Lynnell null
3178 If you don't try to win you might just as well hold the Olympics in somebody's backyard. Jesse Owens Owens, Jesse null
3179 Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. William Arthur Ward Ward, William Arthur null
3180 We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment. Jim Rohn Rohn, Jim null
3181 In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are. Althea Gibson Gibson, Althea null
3182 Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker. Amarillo Slim Amarillo Slim null
3183 The freeloader is a confirmed guest. He is the man who is always willing to come to dinner. Damon Runyan Runyan, Damon null
3184 All books are divisible into two classes: the books of the hour, and the books of all time. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
3185 I've noticed your hostility towards him - I ought to have guessed you were friends. Malcolm Bradbury Bradbury, Malcolm null
3186 Opera is when a fella gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings. Ed Gardner Gardner, Ed null
3187 Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless, peacocks and lilies for instance. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
3188 Hollywood is a place where they place you under contract instead of observation. Walter Winchell Winchell, Walter null
3189 With money in your purse, you are wise, and you are handsome, and you sing well too. Jewish Proverb Proverb - Jewish null
3190 Blest be those feasts with simple beauty crowned, with all the ruddy family around... Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
3191 What I enjoy is not the fruits alone, but I also enjoy the soil itself, its nature and its power. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
3192 A scholar is one who thinks that if the meaning of a word changes with time, it is always for the worse. James K. Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
3193 I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3194 Nobody can count themselves an artist unless they can carry a picture in their head before they paint it. Claude Monet Monet, Claude null
3195 You never see animals going through the absurd and often horrible fooleries of magic and religion. Dogs do not ritually urinate in the hope of persuading heaven to do the same and send down rain. Asses do not bray a liturgy to cloudless skies. Nor do cats Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
3196 In a room where people unanimously maintain a conspiracy of silence, one word of truth sounds like a pistol shot. Czeslaw Milosz Milosz, Czeslaw null
3197 Tell the truth and run. Yugoslavian Proverb Proverb - Yugoslavian null
3198 It does not matter how badly you paint so long as you don't paint badly like other people. George Moore Moore, George null
3199 The best way to get a puppy is to beg for a baby brother - and they'll settle for a puppy every time. Winston Pendleton Pendleton, Winston null
3200 Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has no time for anything else. Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
3201 The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep pace in their downward tendency. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
3202 Do not rely completely on any other human being, however dear. We meet all life's greatest tests alone. Agnes Macphail Macphail, Agnes null
3203 Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3204 I stayed up all night playing poker with tarot cards. I got a full house and four people died. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
3205 We learned to be chary of roads; they mean people, and commotion, and lack of peace. Herbert Jacobs Jacobs, Herbert null
3206 I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
3207 It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3208 When inviting company, do not tempt the palate with a great variety of unhealthful dainties. Catherine Beecher Beecher, Catherine null
3209 Those are happy who have been brought up in the habit of being content with humble fare. Dr. William Kitchiner Kitchiner, Dr. William null
3210 Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert. Laurence J. Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
3211 We are at once the beneficiaries and the victims of our great technology. What man makes remakes man. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
3212 The man who wants a happy marriage should learn to keep his mouth shut and his checkbook open. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
3213 Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
3214 Old people maintain a conspiracy of silence. They never tell the young that they are having their best years. James Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
3215 The habit of going to the bottom of things usually lands a man on top. Origin Obscure Unknown null
3216 I suppose we all have our recollections of our earlier holidays, all bristling with horror. Flann O'Brien O'Brien, Flann null
3217 Christmas, that time of year when people descend into the bunker of the family. Byron Rogers Rogers, Byron null
3218 The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary. Vince Lombardi Lombardi, Vince null
3219 I am nothing special; just a common man with common thoughts, and I've led a common life. There are no monuments dedicated to me and my name will soon be forgotten. But in one respect I have succeeded as gloriously as anyone who's ever lived: I've loved a Duke from the movie "The Notebook" Movie Quote null
3220 A magazine writer says we need a new religion, but let's not do anything rash until we try the old ones. Anonymous Unknown null
3221 Brevity may be the soul of wit. but not when saying "I love you." Judith Viorst Viorst, Judith null
3222 'Twas the night before Christmas, or so sayeth the book, not a creature was stirring, excepting the cook Anonymous Unknown null
3223 It is not work that kills men; it is worry. Work is healthy; you can hardly put more upon a man than he can bear. Worry is rust upon the blade. It is not the revolution that destroys the machinery, but the friction. Fear secrets acids; but love and trust Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3224 My singing is very therapeutic. For three hours, I have no troubles - I know how it's all going to come out. Beverly Sills Sills, Beverly null
3225 Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3226 If you had to identify, in one word, the reason why the human race has not achieved, and never will achieve, its full potential, that word would be "meetings." Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
3227 The tongue is like a sharp knife; it kills without drawing blood. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
3228 When action grows uncomfortable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep. Ursula Le Guin Le Guin, Ursula K. null
3229 Happiness is a byproduct of an effort to make someone else happy. Gretta Palmer Palmer, Gretta null
3230 Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer, with never a thought of sorrow; the old goes out, but the glad young year comes merrily in tomorrow. Emily Miller Miller, Emily null
3231 We don't have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory. Howard Zinn Zinn, Howard null
3232 I go on working for the same reason that a hen goes on laying eggs. There is in every living creature an obscure but powerful impulse to active functioning. Life demands to be lived. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3233 When I was six, I made my mother a little hat - out of her new blouse. Lilly Dache Dache, Lilly null
3234 Dutch Treat: when two businessmen have dinner and each uses his own expense account. Anonymous Unknown null
3235 Next to entertaining or impressive talk, a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people. Florence J. Harriman Harriman, Florence J. null
3236 If help and salvation are to come, they can only come from the children, for the children are the makers of men. Maria Montessori Montessori, Maria null
3237 The less I behave like Whistler's Mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after. Tallulah Bankhead Bankhead, Tallulah null
3238 Love and the hope of it are not things one can learn; they are part of life's heritage. Maria Montessori Montessori, Maria null
3239 Talent isn’t good enough, you need common sense and good advice. Hack Wilson (1930: 190 RBIs, 56 HRs; 1931: 61 RBIs, 13 HRs; 1932: 123 RBIs 23 HRs) Wilson, Hack null
3240 The starting point for all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Napoleon Hill Hill, Napoleon null
3241 The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way. Dale Carnegie Carnegie, Dale null
3242 Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
3243 A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
3244 Never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn. Harriet Beecher Stowe Stowe, Harriet Beecher null
3245 Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success. Dr. Joyce Brothers Brothers, Dr. Joyce null
3246 The history of human opinion is scarcely anything more than the history of human errors. Voltaire Voltaire null
3247 The road to happiness lies in two simple principles; find what interests you and that you can do well, and put your whole soul into it - every bit of energy and ambition and natural ability you have. John D. Rockefeller Rockefeller, John D., Sr. null
3248 The only job at which you start at the top is digging a hole. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
3249 He is wise who gains wisdom from another's mishaps. Publilus Syrus Publilus Syrus null
3250 Whoever stops up his ear at the cry of the poor shall cry himself and not be heard. Hebrew Proverb Proverb - Hebrew null
3251 A Jaywalker is a bird of the Schmo Family who can be found in traffic jams and morgues. Phyllis Battelle Battelle, Phyllis null
3252 An elephant is a useful animal with a vacuum in front and a rug-beater at the back. Witty Definition Unknown null
3253 The car to watch is the car behind the car in front of you. Anonymous Unknown null
3254 Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3255 You may not know when you are well off, but the Internal Revenue Service does. Source Unknown Unknown null
3256 It takes three generations or one good guess in the stock market to make a gentleman. Author Unknown Unknown null
3257 His face looked like a face that had refused to gel and was about to run down on his clothes. Irvin S. Cobb Cobb, Irvin S. null
3258 I am an optimist. But I am an optimist who takes his raincoat. Harold Wilson Wilson, Harold null
3259 You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find - you're never sorry you were kind. Herbert V. Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
3260 What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens. Thaddeus Golas Golas, Thaddeus null
3261 I always tried to turn every disaster into an opportunity. John D. Rockefeller Rockefeller, John D., Sr. null
3262 He talks like a man who is unable to keep up with his thoughts no matter how rapidly he speaks. Obscure Source Unknown null
3263 Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds. Larry Bird Bird, Larry null
3264 You can't waste time and you can't save time; you can only choose what you do at any given moment. James Gleick Gleick, James null
3265 When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove that you are smarter than they are. R. H. Grant Grant, R. H. null
3266 If you have no enemies, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3267 To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it. Josh Jenkins Jenkins, Josh null
3268 Man is born to seek power, yet his actual condition makes him a slave to the power of others. H. J. Morgenthau Morgenthau, H. J. null
3269 In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
3270 Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time. Lou Brock Brock, Lou null
3271 What is a defeat? Nothing but education, nothing but the first step to something better. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
3272 Failure is that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success. Leigh Mitchell Hodges Hodges, Leigh Mitchell null
3273 Lack of will power has caused more failures than lack of intelligence or ability. Flower A. Newhouse Newhouse, Flower A. null
3274 We are less likely to fail if we measure with judgment our chances and our capabilities. Agnes Repplier Repplier, Agnes null
3275 The obstinacy of human beings is exceeded only by the obstinacy of inanimate objects. Alexander Chase Chase, Alexander null
3276 Who would not rather flounder in the fight than not have known the glory of the fray? Richard Hovey Hovey, Richard null
3277 Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. Arnold Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
3278 The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit. Nelson Henderson Henderson, Nelson null
3279 Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
3280 To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs. Euripides Euripides null
3281 Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good. Bertolt Brecht Brecht, Bertolt null
3282 Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow. Henry Haskins Haskins, Henry S. null
3283 Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street. William Arthur Ward Ward, William Arthur null
3284 I recommend you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
3285 No man ever made a great discovery without the exercise of the imagination. George Henry Lewes Lewes, George Henry null
3286 I’ve won at every level, except college and pro. Shaquille O’Neal, on his lack of championships O’Neal, Shaquille null
3287 I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it. William Faulkner Faulkner, William null
3288 There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
3289 If you don’t want to work, you have to work to earn enough money so that you won’t have to work. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
3290 He reminded me a little of Walt Disney’s version of a mad scientist. Steven Spielberg, on George Lucas Spielberg, Steven null
3291 People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rousseau, Jean-Jacques null
3292 Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, stains the white radiance of eternity. Percy Bysshe Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe null
3293 The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet. Oliver Herford Herford, Oliver null
3294 Biologically speaking, if something bites you it’s more likely to be female. Desmond Morris Morris, Desmond null
3295 Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3296 There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
3297 Women are like elephants. I like to watch them, but I wouldn’t want to own one. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. null
3298 Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
3299 When I’ve heard all I need to make a decision, I don’t take a vote. I make a decision. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
3300 The end of law is, not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. John Locke Locke, John null
3301 Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind. Frank Harris Harris, Frank null
3302 Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid. Hedy Lamarr Lamarr, Hedy null
3303 The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials. Confucius Confucius null
3304 No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
3305 We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly, angrily. Celeste Holm Holm, Celeste null
3306 Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
3307 The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder. Ralph W. Sockman Sockman, Ralph Washington null
3308 A child tells in the street what its father and mother say at home. The Talmud Talmud, The null
3309 If you love yourself too much, nobody else will love you at all. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
3310 People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
3311 Beware of altruism. It is based on self-deception, the root of all evil. Ayn Rand Rand, Ayn null
3312 Before anything else, preparation is the key to success. Alexander Graham Bell Bell, Alexander Graham null
3313 A man’s got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
3314 The only failure which lacks dignity is the failure to try. Malcolm F. MacNeil MacNeil, Malcolm F. null
3315 I know I’m getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators. Gerald R. Ford Ford, Gerald R. null
3316 A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it. Zsa Zsa Gabor Gabor, Zsa Zsa null
3317 The essence of being human is that one does not seek perfection. George Orwell Orwell, George null
3318 We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
3319 He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
3320 Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records. William A. Ward Ward, William Arthur null
3321 Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
3322 A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
3323 In the mythology of cinema, Oscar is the supreme prize. Federico Fellini Fellini, Federico null
3324 It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings cummings, e. e. null
3325 An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
3326 A robin red breast in a cage puts all heaven in a rage. William Blake Blake, William null
3327 No man’s knowledge here can go beyond his experience. John Locke Locke, John null
3328 Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
3329 Change only comes by doing things you’re afraid of. Sylvester Stallone Stallone, Sylvester null
3330 If you want peace in the house, do what your wife wants. African Proverb Proverb - African null
3331 France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme. Mathew Arnold Arnold, Mathew null
3332 Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3333 If you wish to grow thinner, diminish your dinner. H. S. Leigh Leigh, H. S. null
3334 The human race is governed by its imagination. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
3335 The family is one of nature’s masterpieces. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3336 Not by wrath does one kill, but by laughter. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
3337 Money is just the poor man’s credit card. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
3338 A gourmet is just a glutton with brains. Philip Haberman Haberman, Philip null
3339 When women go wrong, men go right after them. Mae West West, Mae null
3340 Love is, above all, the gift of oneself. Jean Anouilh Anouilh, Jean null
3341 I’ll always be number one to myself. Moses Malone Malone, Moses null
3342 One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious. Chateaubriand Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De null
3343 Love is like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life. Douglas Jerrold Jerrold, Douglas null
3344 In literature, as in love, we are astonished at what is chosen by others. Andre Maurois Maurois, Andre null
3345 Just think how happy you'd be if you lost everything and everyone you have right now, and then, somehow got everything back again. Kobi Yamada Yamada, Kobi null
3346 It takes two to speak the truth - one to speak and another to listen. Henry Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
3347 The reason husbands and wives don't understand each other is because they belong to different sexes. Dorothy Dix Dix, Dorothy null
3348 Living with a saint is more a grueling than being one. Robert Neville Neville, Robert null
3349 Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3350 A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children. David Brenner Brenner, David null
3351 Once a human being has arrived on this earth, communication is the largest single factor determining what kinds of relationships he makes with others and what happens to him in the world about him. Virginia Satir Satir, Virginia null
3352 A man with his belly full of the classics is an enemy of the human race. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
3353 How little you know about the age you live in if you think honey is sweeter than cash in hand. Ovid Ovid null
3354 When you have an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it is best to let him run. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
3355 I like winters because I can stay indoors without feeling guilty. Theressa Skelton Skelton, Theressa null
3356 A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. George B. Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3357 The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
3358 Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant? Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
3359 Music with dinner is an insult to both the cook and violinist. Gilbert K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
3360 Money dishonestly acquired is never worth its cost, while a good conscience never costs as much as it is worth. Jean Petit-Senn Petit-Senn, Jean null
3361 I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
3362 Soon there will be only five kings left: the King of England, the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, and the King of Diamonds. King Farouk, 1948 King Farouk null
3363 He who hesitates is not only lost, but is also miles from the next exit. Source Obscure Unknown null
3364 You know it's not a good wax museum when there are wicks coming out of people's heads. Rick Reynolds Reynolds, Rick null
3365 The fruits of the tree of knowledge are various; he must be strong indeed who can digest all of them. Mary Coleridge Coleridge, Mary null
3366 The happiness of life is made up of minute fractions - the little, soon-forgotten charities of a kiss or smile, a kind look, a heart-felt compliment, and the countless infinitesimals of pleasurable and genial feeling. Samuel Taylor Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
3367 It is a most extraordinary thing, but I never read a patent medicine advertisement without being impelled to the conclusion that I am suffering from the particular disease therein dealt with in its most virulent form. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
3368 Do you think that the things people make fools of themselves about are any less real and true than the things they behave sensibly about? They are more true; They are the only things that are true. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3369 Sharing is the essence of teaching. It is the essence of civilization. Without it, the imagination is but the echo of the self, trapped in a soundproof chamber, reverberating upon itself until it is spent in exhaustion or futility. Bill Moyers Moyers, Bill null
3370 Maybe in order to understand mankind, we have to look at the word itself: "Mankind." Basically it's made up of two separate words - "mank" and "ind." What do these words mean? It's a mystery, and that's why so is mankind. Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) Handey, Jack null
3371 How did language develop? In much the same way as an economic order develops through the market - out of the voluntary interaction of individuals, in this case seeking to trade ideas or information or gossip rather than goods and services with one another Milton Friedman and Rose Friedman Friedman, Milton and Rose null
3372 In this long struggle I have never felt that we stood alone, for as the representatives of a living truth we are ever linked with the great and grand of all ages, in every latitude and clime, with those able and willing to live or die for a principle. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady null
3373 Education is not the piling on of learning, information, data, facts, skills, or abilities - that's training or instruction - but is rather a making visible what is hidden as a seed. Thomas More More, Sir Thomas null
3374 If our spirituality, no matter how disciplined, lofty and inspiring, is making us less warmly human, more detached, suspicious of our human feelings, emotions, and passions, then something has gone seriously wrong. Flora Slosson Wellner Wellner, Flora Slosson null
3375 He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported with the latter. Henry Fielding Fielding, Henry null
3376 To write music is to raise a ladder without a wall to lean it against. There is no scaffolding: the building under construction is held in balance only by the miracle of a kind of internal logic, an innate sense of proportion. Arthur Honegger Honegger, Arthur null
3377 We were lucky enough to grow up in an environment where there was always much encouragement to children to pursue intellectual interests; to investigate whatever aroused curiosity. Orville Wright Wright, Orville null
3378 When will women begin to have the first glimmer that above all other loyalties is the loyalty to Truth, i.e., to yourself, that husband, children, friends and country are as nothing to that. Alice James James, Alice null
3379 Take away my people, but leave my factories, and soon grass will grow on the factory floors. Take away my factories, but leave my people, and soon we will have a new and better factory. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
3380 Owning your own home is America's unique recipe for avoiding revolution and promoting pseudo-equality at the same time. To keep citizens puttering in their yards instead of sputtering on the barricades, the government has gladly deprived itself of billion Florence King King, Florence null
3381 The present is an age of talkers, and not of doers; and the reason is, that the world is growing old. We are so far advanced in the Arts and Sciences, that we live in retrospect, and dote on past achievement. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
3382 No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, the can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its oppos Nelson Mandela Mandela, Nelson null
3383 The "men of the hour," the self-assured who strut among us in the jingling harness of their success and importance, how can you let yourself be irritated by them. Let them enjoy their triumph - on the level to which it belongs. Dag Hammarskjold Hammarskjold, Dag null
3384 Justice, humanity, and benevolence are the duties you owe to society in general. To your country the same duties are incumbent upon you with the additional obligation of sacrificing ease, pleasure, wealth, and life itself for its defense and security. Abigail Adams Adams, Abigail null
3385 Orr would be crazy to fly more missions and sane if he didn't, but if he was sane he had to fly them. If he flew them he was crazy and didn't have to; but if he didn't want to he was sane and had to. Joseph Heller Heller, Joseph null
3386 Imagination isn't merely a surplus mental department meant for entertainment, but the most essential piece of machinery we have if we are going to live the lives of human beings. Ted Hughes Hughes, Ted null
3387 Man, unlike any other thing organic or inorganic in the universe, grows beyond his work, walks up the stairs of his concepts, emerges ahead of his accomplishments. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
3388 A statesman is a politician who places himself at the service of the nation. A politician is a statesman who places the nation at his service. Georges Pompidou Pompidou, Georges null
3389 What really knocks me out is a book that, when you're all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. Jerome D. Salinger Salinger, Jerome D. null
3390 What an author likes to write most is his signaure on the back of a check. Brendan Francis Francis, Brendan null
3391 Even a purely moral act that has no hope of any immediate and visible political effect can gradually and indirectly, over time, gain in political significance. Vaclav Havel Havel, Vaclav null
3392 There are those who never stretch out the hand for fear it will be bitten. But those who never stretch out the hand will never feel it clasped in friendship. Michael Heseltine Heseltine, Michael null
3393 Revolutions are not made; they come. A revolution is as natural a growth as an oak. It comes out of the pasts. Its foundations are laid far back. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
3394 My only solution for the problem of habitual accidents is to stay in bed all day. Even then, there is always the chance that you will fall out. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
3395 From the standpoint of pure reason, there are no good grounds to support the claim that one should sacrifice one's own happiness to that of others. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
3396 It has been said that cigarettes are the only product that, if used according to the manufacturer's instructions, have a very high chance of killing you. Michael Buerk Buerk, Michael null
3397 We do not expect people to be deeply moved by what is not unusual. That element of tragedy which lies in the very fact of frequency, has not yet wrought itself into the coarse emotion of mankind. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3398 Science has, as its whole purpose, the rendering of the physical world understandable and beautiful. Without this you have only tables and statistics. Robert Oppenheimer Oppenheimer, Robert null
3399 If I were reincarnated, I'd want to come back as a buzzard. Nothing hates him or envies him or wants him or needs him. He is never bothered or in danger, and he can eat anything. William Faulkner Faulkner, William null
3400 Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we beat out tunes for bears to dance to, when all the time we are longing to move the stars to pity. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
3401 Cricket remains for me the game of games, the sans pareil, the great metaphor, the best marriage ever devised of mind and body. For me it remains the Proust of pastimes, the subtlest and most poetic, the most past-and-present. John Fowles Fowles, John null
3402 I wish you would recollect that Painting and Punctuality mix like Oil and Vinegar, and that Genius and Regularity are utter Enemies and must be to the end of time. Thomas Gainsborough Gainsborough, Thomas null
3403 You may dream freely when you listen to music as well as when you look at painting. When you read a book you are the slave of the author's mind. Paul Gauguin Gauguin, Paul null
3404 A golf course is the epitome of all that is purely transitory in the universe, a space not to dwell in, but to get over as quickly as possible. Jean Giraudoux Giraudoux, Jean null
3405 Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success. Jim Backus Backus, Jim null
3406 The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3407 Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
3408 A man can wear a hat for years without being oppressed by its shabbiness. James Douglas Douglas, James null
3409 About the press: Never argue with people who buy ink by the gallon Tommy Lasorda Lasorda, Tommy null
3410 Bad as our urban conditions often are, there is not a slum in the country which has a third of the infantile death rate of the royal family in the middle ages. J. B. S. Haldane Haldane, J. B. S. null
3411 Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
3412 The moviemakers are able to put more reality into a picture about the terrors of life at the ocean bottom than into a tale of two Milwaukeeans in love. Ben Hecht Hecht, Ben null
3413 Beware thoughts that come in the night. They aren't turned properly; they come in askew, free of sense and restriction, deriving from the most remote of sources. William Least Heat Moon Moon, William Least Heat null
3414 Experience and history teach that nations and governments have never learned anything from history, or acted upon any lessons they might have drawn from it. Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich null
3415 In all the events of life, we ought still to preserve our skepticism. If we believe that fire warms, or water refreshes, it is only because it costs us too much pains to think otherwise. David Hume Hume, David null
3416 Writers who drew, they all seemed to draw the same way. They managed to keep that childlike creativity in their line. Al Hirschfeld, on Edward Lear and James Thurber Hirschfeld, Al null
3417 The nation seems to slouch onward into its uncertain future like some huge inarticulate beast, too much attainted by wounds and ailments to be robust, but too strong and resourceful to succumb. Richard Hofstadter Hofstadter, Richard null
3418 Nothing is more futile than theorizing about music. No doubt there are laws, mathematically strict laws, but these laws are not music; they are only its condition. The essence of music is revelation. Heinrich Heine Heine, Heinrich null
3419 Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or to pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
3420 If Americans are going to start worrying about whether they can afford a thing or not, you are going to ruin the whole characteristic of our people. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
3421 Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that what have you had? Henry James James, Henry null
3422 Whatever it is that the government does, sensible Americans would prefer that the government does it to somebody else. This is the idea behind foreign policy. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
3423 If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrel's heart beat, and we should die of that roar which lies on the other side of silence. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3424 No one can be as calculatedly rude as the British, which amazes Americans, who do not understand studied insult and can only offer abuse as a substitute. Paul Gallico Gallico, Paul null
3425 It is by this painstaking method of careful examination and eventual rejection that we reach a conclusion: life is something to do when you can't get to sleep. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
3426 To be in love with a country or a political regime is a tricky business. You get your heart broken even more surely than by being in love with a person. Doris Lessing Lessing, Doris null
3427 A jazz performance centers upon the process of creation. The final objective is not only the finished product, but the path and process taken towards it. David Liebman Liebman, David null
3428 It is impossible to win gracefully at chess. No man has yet said "Mate!" in a voice which failed to sound to his opponent bitter, boastful and malicious. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
3429 Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed. Margaret Mitchell Mitchell, Margaret null
3430 When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us. Alexander Graham Bell Bell, Alexander Graham null
3431 "I hate discussions of feminism that end up with who does the dishes," she said. So do I. But at the end, there are always those damned dishes. Marilyn French French, Marilyn null
3432 There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people. Hubert H. Humphrey Humphrey, Hubert H. null
3433 I date the end of the old republic and the birth of the empire to the invention, in the late thirties, of air conditioning. Before air conditioning, Washington was deserted from mid-June to September. Gore Vidal Vidal, Gore null
3434 No physical activity is so vain as boxing. A man gets into the ring to attract admiration. In no sport, therefore, can you be more humiliated. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
3435 To every action there is always opposed and equal reaction: or, the mutual actions of two bodies upon each other are always equal, and directed to contrary parts. Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac null
3436 It never or rarely happens that a republic or monarchy is well constituted, or its old institutions entirely reformed, unless it is only done by one individual. Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
3437 It is only natural, of course, that each man should think his own opinions best: the old crow loves his fledglings, and the ape his cubs. Sir Thomas More More, Sir Thomas null
3438 Why have women passion, intellect, moral activity - these three - and a place in society where not one of the three can be exercised? Florence Nightingale Nightingale, Florence null
3439 I had always thought that once you grew up you could do anything you wanted - stay up all night or eat ice cream straight out of the container. Bill Bryson Bryson, Bill null
3440 Baseball is a Lockean game, a kind of contract theory in ritual form, a set of atomic individuals who assent to patterns of limited co-operation in their mutual interest. Michael Novak Novak, Michael null
3441 Adversity, if a man is set down to it by degrees, is more supportable with equanimity by most people than any great prosperity arrived at in a single lifetime. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
3442 Nothing is so conducive to greatness of mind as the ability to examine systematically and honestly everything that meets us in life. Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
3443 I am not only a pacifist but a militant pacifist. I am willing to fight for peace. Nothing will end war unless the people themselves refuse to go to war. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3444 A novelist, in my opinion, does not have the right to give advice on the affairs of the world. He must, in his occupation, imitate God in His; that is to say, create and keep quiet. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
3445 There are two golden rules for an orchestra; start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between. Thomas Beecham Beecham, Thomas null
3446 My generation of Canadians grew up believing that, if we were very good or very smart, or both, we would someday graduate from Canada. Robert Fulford Fulford, Robert null
3447 A simple and a proper function of government is just to make it easy for us to do good and difficult for us to do wrong. Jimmy Carter Carter, Jimmy null
3448 It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
3449 Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
3450 Every society gets the kind of criminal it deserves. What is equally true is that every community gets the kind of law enforcement it insists on. Robert Kennedy Kennedy, Robert F. null
3451 He said he should prefer not to know the sources of the Nile, and that there should be some unknown regions preserved as hunting grounds for poetic imagination. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3452 The good things of prosperity are to be wished; but the good things that belong to adversity are to be admired. Seneca Seneca null
3453 True philosophers are like elephants who when walking never place their second foot on the ground until the first is steady. Bernard de Fontenelle Fontenelle, Bernard de null
3454 Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge. Enrico Fermi Fermi, Enrico null
3455 Truth is tough. It will not break, like a bubble, at a touch; nay, you may kick it about all day like a football, and it will be round and full at evening. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
3456 I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3457 Freedom is not the right to live as we please, but the right to find how we ought to live in order to fulfill our potential. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3458 If a problem is too difficult to solve, one cannot claim that it is solved by pointing at all the efforts made to solve it. Hannes Alfven Alfven, Hannes null
3459 Rest not! Life is sweeping by; go and dare before you die. Something mighty and sublime, leave behind to conquer time. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
3460 I let my feet spend as little time on the ground as possible. From the air, fast down, and from the ground, fast up. Jesse Owens Owens, Jesse null
3461 The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and, therefore, brothers. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
3462 For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
3463 His slang was always a little out of date, as though he had studied in a dictionary of popular usage, but not in the latest edition. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
3464 Every moment of one's existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
3465 What saves a man is to take a step. Then another step. It is always the same step, but you have to take it. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Saint-Exupery, Antoine de null
3466 Conservative ideal of freedom and progress: everyone to have an unfettered opportunity of remaining exactly where they are. Geoffrey Madan Madan, Geoffrey null
3467 Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself. Abba Eban Eban, Abba null
3468 A bad review is like baking a cake with all the best ingredients and having someone sit on it. Danielle Steel Steel, Danielle null
3469 There are two things which will always be very difficult for a democratic nation: to start a war and to end it. Alexis de Tocqueville de Tocqueville, Alexis null
3470 No man can put a chain about the ankle of his fellow man without at last finding the other end fastened about his own neck. Frederick Douglass Douglass, Frederick null
3471 I have only ever read one book in my life, and that is "White Fang." It's so frightfully good I've never bothered to read another. Nancy Mitford Mitford, Nancy null
3472 We always love those who admire us; we do not always love those whom we admire. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3473 Sometimes we have to do a thing in order to find out the reason for it. Sometimes our actions are questions, not answers. John Le Carre Le Carre, John null
3474 The air moves like a river and carries the clouds with it; just as running water carries all the things that float upon it. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
3475 No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3476 Conspicuous consumption of valuable goods is a means of reputability to the gentleman of leisure. Thorstein Veblen Veblen, Thorstein null
3477 When a man wants to murder a tiger he calls it sport; when a tiger wants to murder him, he calls it ferocity. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3478 My life is a gift to me from my Creator. What I do with my life is my gift back to the Creator. Billy Mills Mills, Billy null
3479 There are laws to protect the freedom of the press's speech, but none that are worth anything to protect the people from the press. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3480 The other day I went to a tourist information booth and asked, "Tell me about some of the people who were here last year." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
3481 Maybe the most that you can expect from a relationship that goes bad is to come out of it with a few good songs. Marianne Faithfull Faithfull, Marianne null
3482 How is the world ruled and led to war? Diplomats lie to journalists and believe these lies when they see them in print. Karl Kraus Kraus, Karl null
3483 Daniel Day Lewis has what every actor in Hollywood wants: talent. And what every actor in England wants: looks. Sir John Gielgud Gielgud, Sir John null
3484 That is the reason they are so pleased to find out other people's secrets. It distracts the public attention from their own. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3485 The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the character of individuals. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
3486 In 1969 I published a small book on Humility. It was a pioneering work which has not, to my knowledge, been superseded. Lord Longford Longford, Lord null
3487 You know my views about some regulations - they're written for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men. Harry Day Day, Harry null
3488 The great secret of a successful marriage is to treat all disasters as incidents and none of the incidents as disasters. Harold Nicolson Nicolson, Harold null
3489 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 Adams, Henry Brooks null
3490 In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. Douglas Adams Adams, Douglas null
3491 There should be an invention that bottles up a memory like a perfume, and it never faded, never got stale, and whenever I wanted to I could uncork the bottle, and live the memory all over again. Daphne du Maurier du Maurier, Daphne null
3492 Life is a cycle, and mime is particularly suitable for showing fluidity, transformation, metamorphosis. Words can keep people apart; mime can be a bridge between them. Marcel Marceau Marceau, Marcel null
3493 Ask the first man you meet what he means by defending freedom, and he'll tell you privately he means defending the standard of living. Martin Niemoller Niemoller, Martin null
3494 For let me tell you, that the more the pleasures of the body fade away, the greater to me is the pleasure and charm of conversation. Plato Plato null
3495 The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides! Artur Schnabel Schnabel, Artur null
3496 I would not like to be a political leader in Russia. They never know when they're being taped. Richard M. Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
3497 Mind is everything. Muscle - pieces of rubber. All that I am, I am because of my mind. Paavo Nurmi Nurmi, Paavo null
3498 A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural. Joseph Heller Heller, Joseph null
3499 There's only one real sin, and that is to persuade oneself that the second-best is anything but the second-best. Doris Lessing Lessing, Doris null
3500 So the years hang like old clothes, forgotten in the wardrobe of our minds. Did I wear that? Who was I then? Brian Moore Moore, Brian null
3501 You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists. Anatole France France, Anatole null
3502 The lovely thing about being forty is that you can appreciate twenty-five-year-old men more. Colleen McCullough McCullough, Colleen null
3503 Any man who afflicts the human race with ideas must be prepared to see them misunderstood. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3504 It's a delightful thing to think of perfection; but it's vastly more amusing to talk of errors and absurdities. Fanny Burney Burney, Fanny null
3505 There should be supermarkets that sell things and supermarkets that buy things back, and until that equalizes, there'll be more waste than there should be. Andy Warhol Warhol, Andy null
3506 As one explores phenomena or ideas at the frontiers of scientific knowledge it is the unexpected that provides the clues to guide further work. Lewis Wolpert Wolpert, Lewis null
3507 Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard and not seen. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
3508 The car, the furniture, the wife, the children - everything has to be disposable. Because you see the main thing today is - shopping. Arthur Miller Miller, Arthur null
3509 You can't separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom. Malcolm X Malcolm X null
3510 I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time." So I ordered French Toast during the Renaissance. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
3511 He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god. Aristotle Aristotle null
3512 The fate of human civilization will depend on whether the rockets of the future carry the astronomer's telescope or a hydrogen bomb. Bernard Lovell Lovell, Bernard null
3513 He was afflicted by the thought that where Beauty was, nothing ever ran quite straight, which, no doubt, was why so many people looked on it as immoral. John Galsworthy Galsworthy, John null
3514 When love grows diseased, the best thing we can do is put it to a violent death. I cannot endure the torture of a lingering and consumptive passion. Sir George Etherege Etherege, Sir George null
3515 But the essential advantage for a poet is to be able to see beneath both beauty and ugliness; to see the boredom, and the horror, and the glory. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
3516 Great artists impose their particular illusion on humanity. Guy de Maupassant de Maupassant, Guy null
3517 The best foreign policy is to live our daily lives in honesty, decency, and integrity. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
3518 No major institution in the U. S. has so poor a record of performance over so long a period as the Federal Reserve, yet so high a public reputation. Milton Friedman Friedman, Milton null
3519 There is a great deal of unmapped country within us which would have to be taken into account in an explanation of our gusts and storms. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3520 Skiing is a battle against yourself, always to the frontiers of the impossible. But most of all, it must give you pleasure. It is not an obligation but a joy. Jean-Claude Killy Killy, Jean-Claude null
3521 Before I built a wall I'd ask to know, what I was walling in or walling out, and to whom I was like to give offense. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
3522 Old people have one advantage compared with young ones. They have been young themselves, and young people haven't been old. Lord Longford Longford, Lord null
3523 The salvation of America and of the human race depends on the next election, if we believe in the newspapers. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3524 When people are taken out of their depths they lose their heads, no matter how charming a bluff they may put up. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
3525 College football today is one of the last great strongholds of genuine old-fashioned American hypocrisy. Paul Gallico Gallico, Paul null
3526 You can teach an elephant to dance, but the likelihood of its stepping on your toes is very high. Gary Moss Moss, Gary null
3527 We are making politics a spectator sport in which our only duty is to vote somebody into office and then retire to the grandstands. David Gergen Gergen, David null
3528 Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
3529 Canada is the only country in the world that knows how to live without an identity. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
3530 The photographer is like the cod which produces a million eggs in order that one may reach maturity. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3531 When love congeals it soon reveals the faint aroma of performing seals, the double crossing of a pair of heels. I wish I were in love again! Lorenz Hart Hart, Lorenz null
3532 The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3533 Bees are sometimes drowned in the honey which they collect - so some writers are lost in their collected learning. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
3534 When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food they call me a communist. Helder Camara Camara, Helder null
3535 I have long held the notion that if a vet can't catch his patient there's nothing much to worry about. James Herriot Herriot, James null
3536 Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty. Thomas Beecham Beecham, Thomas null
3537 There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
3538 I liked rain. The hiss of the water and the earth so soft bright green plants would nearly sprout beside you. Patrick McCabe McCabe, Patrick null
3539 One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man. Elbert Green Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3540 I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
3541 Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish into air. John Quincy Adams Adams, John Quincy null
3542 If life is miserable, it is difficult to endure; if it is happy, it is horrible to lose. They come to the same thing. Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3543 The believer will fight another believer over a shade of difference: the doubter fights only with himself. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
3544 No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it. Terry Pratchett Pratchett, Terry null
3545 The accent of the place in which one was born lingers in the mind and in the heart as it does in one's speech. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3546 Art is the retelling of certain themes in a new light, making them accessible to the public of the moment. George Lucas Lucas, George null
3547 Her eyes, nose, mouth, skin, all might have been designed in committee to meet the barest requirements of feasibility. Ian McEwan McEwan, Ian null
3548 When television is good, nothing is better. When it's bad, nothing is worse. Newton Minow Minow, Newton null
3549 A naked lunch is natural to us. We eat reality sandwiches. But allegories are so much lettuce. Don't hide the madness. Allen Ginsberg Ginsberg, Allen null
3550 The Democratic Party has succeeded so well that many of its members are now Republicans. Tip O'Neill O'Neill, Tip null
3551 I'm brash and abrasive but that's because I've noticed when people are nice and polite they never get anywhere. Mohamad Mahathir Mahathir, Mohamad null
3552 The principal task of civilization, its actual raison d'etre, is to defend us against nature. Sigmund Freud Freud, Sigmund null
3553 It's just music. It's trying to play clean and looking for the pretty notes. Charlie Parker Parker, Charlie null
3554 Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
3555 I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals. Brigitte Bardot Bardot, Brigitte null
3556 A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else. O. Henry Henry, O. null
3557 The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3558 How come the dove gets to be the peace symbol? How about the pillow? It has more feathers than the dove, and it doesn't have that dangerous beak. Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) Handey, Jack null
3559 Fashion is free speech, and one of the privileges, if not always one of the pleasures, of a free world. Alison Lurie Lurie, Alison null
3560 Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3561 Conscience: the inner voice which warns us that someone may be looking. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3562 Science is what you know, philosophy is what you don't know. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
3563 Gambling promises for the poor what property performs for the rich - something for nothing. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3564 To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of arts. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
3565 Ask Nureyev to stop dancing, ask Sinatra to stop singing, then you can ask me to stop playing. Billie Jean King King, Billie Jean null
3566 A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3567 Home is where one starts from. As we grow older the world becomes stranger, the pattern more complicated of dead and living. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
3568 Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit. Aristotle Aristotle null
3569 Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast-table. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
3570 A person consists of his faith. Whatever is his faith, even so is he. Indian Proverb Proverb - Indian null
3571 How much deeper would the ocean be if sponges didn't live there? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
3572 I don't like to lose my bearings, so I keep them in the cabinet near my bed. George Carlin Carlin, George null
3573 Her indifference to public opinion made her career unique. Alexander Walker, on Greta Garbo Walker, Alexander null
3574 Do not be afraid of mistakes, providing you do not make the same one twice. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
3575 Almost all men die from their medicines and not from their illnesses. Moliere Moliere null
3576 Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure. Edward Eggleston Eggleston, Edward null
3577 Children have neither past nor future. They live in the present, something which rarely happens to us. Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3578 Imagination is the secret reservoir of the riches of the human race. Maude Frandsen Frandsen, Maude null
3579 One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love. Sophocles Sophocles null
3580 I cannot and will not recant anything, for to go against conscience is neither right nor safe. Martin Luther Luther, Martin null
3581 How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone. Coco Chanel Chanel, Coco null
3582 I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes. Sara Teasdale Teasdale, Sara null
3583 If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life. Cher Cher null
3584 I've finished that chapel I was painting. The Pope is quite satisfied. Michelangelo Michelangelo null
3585 My biological clock is ticking so loud I'm nearly deafened by it. They search me going into planes. Marian Keyes Keyes, Marian null
3586 Ballads and babies. That's what happened to me. Paul McCartney McCartney, Paul null
3587 It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them. Alfred Adler Adler, Alfred null
3588 Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter almond; cauliflower is but cabbage with a college education. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3589 Love, friendship, respect do not unite people as much as common hatred for something. Anton Chekhov Chekhov, Anton null
3590 The camera makes everyone a tourist in other people's reality, and eventually in one's own. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
3591 Too great a hurry to discharge an obligation is a kind of ingratitude. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3592 A promise is a cloud; fulfillment is rain. Arabian Proverb Proverb - Arabian null
3593 Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life. Aphra Behn Behn, Aphra null
3594 It may be that all games are silly. But then, so are humans. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
3595 Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
3596 Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils. Hector Louis Berlioz Berlioz, Hector Louis null
3597 All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, but by rising above them. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
3598 The highest, most varied and lasting pleasures are those of the mind. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
3599 It's my rule never to lose me temper till it would be detrimental to keep it. Sean O'Casey O'Casey, Sean null
3600 There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless. Jorge Luis Borges Borges, Jorge Luis null
3601 Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance. Sam Brown Brown, Sam null
3602 Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action. Ian Fleming Fleming, Ian null
3603 Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant Durant, Will null
3604 Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3605 Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped. African Proverb Proverb - African null
3606 I'm always fascinated by the way memory diffuses fact. Diane Sawyer Sawyer, Diane null
3607 Silence is argument carried out by other means. Ernesto "Che" Guevara Guevara, Ernesto "Che" null
3608 You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
3609 No man is an island, but some of us are pretty long peninsulas. Ashleigh Brilliant Brilliant, Ashleigh null
3610 Life is not having been told that the man has just waxed the floor. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
3611 All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music. Walter Pater Pater, Walter null
3612 The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it. Epicurus Epicurus null
3613 Time is God's way to keep everything from happening at once. James Brown Brown, James null
3614 A dog that barks all the time gets little attention. Argentine Proverb Proverb - Argentine null
3615 Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
3616 The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. Dolly Parton Parton, Dolly null
3617 There is no such thing as other people's children. Hillary Rodham Clinton Clinton, Hillary Rodham null
3618 Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
3619 A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority. Graham Greene Greene, Graham null
3620 Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
3621 I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch. Gilda Radner Radner, Gilda null
3622 Two barrels of tears will not heal a bruise. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
3623 We know what we are, but know not what we may be. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
3624 Music is spiritual. The music business is not. Van Morrison Morrison, Van null
3625 If a man does his best, what else is there? George S. Patton Patton, George S. null
3626 What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork. Pearl Bailey Bailey, Pearl null
3627 When the gods wish to punish us they answer our prayers. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3628 Everything you see I owe to spaghetti. Sophia Loren Loren, Sophia null
3629 To none is life given in freehold; to all on lease. Lucretius Lucretius null
3630 It is a sublime thing to suffer and be stronger. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
3631 Without ice cream, there is darkness and chaos. Don Kardong Kardong, Don null
3632 Youth is the trustee of prosperity. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
3633 Accurst be he that first invented war. Christopher Marlowe Marlowe, Christopher null
3634 He is lifeless that is faultless. English Proverb Proverb - English null
3635 I came through and I shall return. Douglas MacArthur MacArthur, Douglas null
3636 Pop music is the classical music of now. Paul McCartney McCartney, Paul null
3637 The good of the people is the chief law. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
3638 She is a fool, who trusts a man. Marie de France de France, Marie null
3639 Four legs good two legs bad. George Orwell Orwell, George null
3640 Sanity is a madness put to good uses. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3641 Man - a figment of God's imagination. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3642 Wit is educated insolence. Aristotle Aristotle null
3643 "For your own good" is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction. Janet Frame Frame, Janet null
3644 I'd worship the ground you walked on if only you lived in a better neighborhood Billy Wilder Wilder, Billy null
3645 If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers. Irvin S. Cobb Cobb, Irvin S. null
3646 The best way to make a small fortune is to start with a big one. Source Obscure Unknown null
3647 Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
3648 The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet. James Oppenheim Oppenheim, James null
3649 Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret Lee Runbeck Runbeck, Margaret Lee null
3650 We can't all be the most talented, attractive, athletic or even the most healthy. But we can all be as happy as we choose to be. Take advantage of that gift. Brian Austin Whitney Whitney, Brian Austin null
3651 What is more enchanting than the voices of young people when you can't hear what they say? Logan P. Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
3652 My own business always bores me; I prefer other people's. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3653 He who neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead for the future. Euripides Euripides null
3654 Some mornings I wake up grouchy, other days I let him sleep. Source Unknown Unknown null
3655 At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment. Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
3656 Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to, when all they need is one reason why they can. Mary Frances Berry Berry, Mary Frances null
3657 I am not one of those who do not believe in love at first sight, but I believe in taking a second look. H. Vincent Vincent, H. null
3658 Be sure not to tell a first falsehood and you needn't fear being detected in any subsequent ones. G. D. Prentice Prentice, George Dennison null
3659 There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will. Epictetus Epictetus null
3660 The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
3661 Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other. E. W. Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
3662 People like to tell tales. If I take the rap for what they tell me, they'll tell a lot. Walter Winchell Winchell, Walter null
3663 If you have made up your mind that you cannot do it, you're absolutely right. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
3664 Not ten yoke of oxen have the power to draw us like a woman's hair. H. W. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
3665 Babies haven't any hair; old men's heads are just as bare; between the cradle and the grave lies a haircut and a shave. S. Hoffenstein Hoffenstein, Samuel null
3666 Every time a boy shows his hands, someone suggests that he wash them. E. W. Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
3667 Do not save your loving speeches for you friends till they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead. Anna Cummins Cummins, Anna null
3668 After a fellow gets famous it doesn't take long for someone to bob up who used to sit by him in school. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3669 A hole is nothing at all, but you can break your neck in it. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
3670 Some people are so sensitive that they feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooks them. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3671 Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
3672 Let me be a little kinder, let me be a little blinder to the faults of those around me. Glenn Campbell Campbell, Glenn null
3673 A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3674 Silence is the most perfect expression of scorn. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3675 Money is, in some respects, like fire; it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master. P. T. Barnum Barnum, P. T. null
3676 Do not go gentle into that good night. Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Dylan Thomas Thomas, Dylan null
3677 It is indeed a desirable thing to be well descended, but the glory belongs to our ancestors. Plutarch Plutarch null
3678 Fortune is not on the side of the faint-hearted. Sophocles Sophocles null
3679 The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so. David Hume Hume, David null
3680 He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything. Arabian Proverb Proverb - Arabian null
3681 No one can make you feel inferior without your permission. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
3682 The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis - some of which are absolutely perfect. Harry A. Earnshaw Earnshaw, Harry A. null
3683 Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3684 When you take a bath you are civilized. When you don't take a bath, you are cultured. Lin Yutang Yutang, Lin null
3685 A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin. H.L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3686 An optimist is someone who thinks there are some big berries at the bottom of the basket. Unknown Unknown null
3687 Rank and riches are chains of gold, yet still are chains. Ruffini Ruffini null
3688 Scientists say we are what we eat. Nuts must be a commoner diet than we had thought. Source Obscure Unknown null
3689 Emerson advised his fellow townsmen to manufacture schoolteachers and make them the best in the world. Van Wyck Brooks Brooks, Van Wyck null
3690 It is a sad thing when men have neither the wit to speak well, nor the judgment to hold their tongues. Jean De La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3691 Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
3692 She walked with a proud, defiant step, like a martyr to the coliseum. Honore De Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
3693 If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3694 Men occasionally stumble over the truth, most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3695 The richest man, whatever his lot, is he who is content with what he has got. Dutch Proverb Proverb - Dutch null
3696 Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have. Doris Mortman Mortman, Doris null
3697 Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3698 Patent medicine ads are so attractive that it makes a person in good health feel as though he is missing something. Author Unknown Unknown null
3699 Married life ain't so bad after you get so you can eat the things your wife likes. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3700 There is new strength, repose of mind and inspiration in fresh apparel. Emma W. Wilcox Wilcox, Emma W. null
3701 Be careless in your dress if you must, but keep a tidy soul. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3702 Women give us solace, but if it were not for women, we should never need solace. Don Herold Herold, Don null
3703 If a man is destined to drown, he will drown even in a spoonful of water. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
3704 Some people use one half of their ingenuity to get into debt, and the other half to avoid paying it. G. D. Prentice Prentice, George Dennison null
3705 Talent is like money. You don't have to have some to talk about it. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
3706 When Eve first saw her reflection in a pool, she sought Adam and accused him of infidelity. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
3707 One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
3708 A saint is a man of convictions who has been dead a hundred years, canonized now, but cannonaded while living. H. L. Wayland Wayland, H. L. null
3709 There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3710 As dreams are the fancies of those that sleep, so fancies are but the dreams of those awake. Sir Thomas Pope Blount Blount, Sir Thomas Pope null
3711 In most things, success depends on knowing how long it takes to succeed. Baron Charles de Secondat Secondat, Baron Charles de null
3712 It is a great art to be superior to others without letting them know it. Henry W. Shaw (Josh Billings) Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
3713 A good man who goes wrong is just a bad man who has been found out. Robert Chambers Edwards Edwards, Robert Chambers null
3714 He who is good is free, even if he is a slave. He who is evil is a slave, even if he is a king. Augustine of Hippo Augustine of Hippo null
3715 Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits. Thomas A. Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
3716 Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty. Jefferson Davis Davis, Jefferson null
3717 An empty stomach is not a good political adviser Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3718 No great advance has been made in science, politics or religion without controversy. Lyman Beecher Beecher, Lyman null
3719 With Congress, every time they make a joke, it's a law, and every time they make a law, it's a joke. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
3720 If you would sleep soundly, take a clear conscience to bed with you. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3721 It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3722 Liberty under the constitution is necessarily subject to the constraints of due process. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
3723 Do good with what you have, or it will do you no good. William Penn Penn, William null
3724 If a man is not content in the state he is in, he will not be content in the state he would be in. Erskine Mason Mason, Erskine null
3725 You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3726 Friend: One who knows all about you, and loves you just the same. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3727 The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going. D. S. Jordan Jordan, David Starr null
3728 I will say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand it, and that is more than I can say for prosperity. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3729 When good-natured people leave us, we look forward with extra pleasure to their return. Henry W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
3730 Whatever punsishment does to a nation, it does not induce a sense of guilt. Anne O'Hare McCormick McCormick, Anne O'Hare null
3731 There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for b Bat Masterson (last words found on his typewriter after he died while writing his last newspaper column) Masterson, Bat null
3732 Half the world does not know how the other half lives, but is trying to find out. E. W, Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
3733 Fraud and deciet are ever in a hurry; take time for all things; great haste makes great waste. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3734 Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3735 Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges. Thomas Wentworth Higginson Higginson, Thomas Wentworth null
3736 The trouble with the publishing business is that too many people who have half a mind to write a book do so. William Targ Targ, William null
3737 The four stages of man are infancy, childhood, adolescence and obsolescence. Art Linkletter Linkletter, Art null
3738 Most people say that as you get old you have to give up things. I think you get old because you do give up things. Theodore Green Green, Theodore null
3739 There is a fountain of youth; it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you will learn to tap this source, you will have truly defeated age. Sophia Loren Loren, Sophia null
3740 The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
3741 It's sweet to be remembered, but it's often cheaper to be forgotten. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3742 Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine. Robert C. Gallagher Gallagher, Robert C. null
3743 Fishing is a delusion entirely surrounded by liars in old clothes. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
3744 He who hunts for flowers will find flowers; and he who loves weeds may find weeds. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3745 A luxury resort is a place with tropical plants outside and outstretched palms inside. Anonymous Unknown null
3746 Women live longer than men because it's not polite to interrupt them when they're talking. Sam Levine Levine, Sam null
3747 Nature tops the list of potent tranquilizers and stress reducers. The mere sound of moving water has been shown to lower blood pressure. Patch Adams Adams, Patch null
3748 You must always explain things frankly and explicitly to your lawyer... it is for him to embroil them afterward. Alessandro Manzoni Manzoni, Alessandro null
3749 We grow best when clouds hang over us because clouds bear rain and rain refreshes us. H. W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
3750 Those who would enjoyment gain must find it in the purpose they pursue. Sarah Hale Hale, Sarah null
3751 It takes as much time to breed a libertarian as it takes to breed a race horse. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3752 We cannot suppose that some have a right to be in this world and others do not. Henry George George, Henry null
3753 The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
3754 Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly; nothing in this world can be long enjoyed. Buddha Buddha null
3755 A bride at her second wedding does not wear a veil. She wants to see what she is getting. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
3756 Anybody who has survived his childhood has enough information about life to last him the rest of his days. Flannery O'Connor O'Connor, Flannery null
3757 The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for. Maureen Dowd Dowd, Maureen null
3758 The difference between no money and a small amount is much greater than that of a small amount and a vast amount. Kaplan Kaplan null
3759 Baloney is flattery so thick it cannot be true; blarney is flattery so thin we like it. Bishop Fulton J. Sheen Sheen, Bishop Fulton J. null
3760 The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3761 When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her. Sacha Guitry Guitry, Sacha null
3762 Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant Cary Grant Grant, Cary null
3763 A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money. Everett Dirksen Dirksen, Everett null
3764 Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information. John Erskine Erskine, John null
3765 Don't throw stones at you neighbors if your own windows are glass. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3766 I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3767 If at first you don't succeed, you may be at your level of incompetence already. Laurence Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
3768 Managing success is a tough job. There's a very fine line between self-confidence and arrogance. Jack Welch Welch, Jack null
3769 The good teacher makes the poor student good, and the good student superior. Marva Collins Collins, Marva null
3770 A good education is harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head. Agnes De Mille de Mille, Agnes null
3771 It's a good rule to follow the first law of holes: if you are in one, stop digging. Denis Healy Healy, Denis null
3772 Law school taught me one thing: how to take two situations that are exactly the same and show how they are different. Hart Pomerantz Pomerantz, Hart null
3773 Hope: Tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
3774 You can't win all the time. There are guys out there who are better than you. Yogi Berra Berra, Yogi null
3775 One of the first lessons a president has to learn is that every word he says weighs a ton. Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
3776 Bulls can make money and bears can make money, but hogs just get slaughtered. Wall Street Proverb Proverb - Wall Street null
3777 No man will take counsel, but every man will take money; therefore, money is better than counsel. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
3778 People who have time to burn usually spend it with someone who hasn't. Anonymous Unknown null
3779 Technology is dominated by two types of people: those who understand what they do not manage, and those who manage what they do not understand. Putt's Law Putt's Law null
3780 If we learn to cooperate with the inevitable, life can be a joy to the very end. Albert J. Nimeth Nimeth, Albert J. null
3781 Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. Marjorie Barstow Breenbie Breenbie, Marjorie Barstow null
3782 Recreation is not the highest kind act of enjoyment, but in its proper time and place, it is quite as proper as prayer. Samuel Irenaeu Prime Prime, Samuel Irenaeu null
3783 For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3784 People like you and I, though mortal of course like everyone else, do not grow old no matter how long we live. We never cease to stand like curious children before the great mystery into which we were born. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3785 You must stay wide awake to make your dreams come true. Source Obscure Unknown null
3786 The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it. Edward Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
3787 Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak. Lewis W. Dilwyn Dilwyn, Lewis W. null
3788 We live in an age when unnecessary things are our only necessities. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3789 You know, sometimes, when they say you're ahead of your time, it's just a polite way of saying you have a real bad sense of timing. George McGovern McGovern, George null
3790 A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things yet cannot receive giant ones. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
3791 Many a man fails as an original thinker simply because his memory is too good. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
3792 The aim of life is some way of living, as flexible and gentle as human nature; so that ambition may stoop to kindness, and philosophy to candor and humor. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3793 The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
3794 I always thought I was indecisive, but now I'm not sure. Anonymous Unknown null
3795 It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something. Douglas Jerrold Jerrold, Douglas null
3796 Look wise, say nothing and grunt; speech was given to conceal thought. William Osler Osler, William null
3797 The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds ceses to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation. William Hutton Hutton, William null
3798 Some people have a veneer that comes off easily with a little alcohol. P. Harrison Harrison, P. null
3799 Age is wonderful. It enables us to recognize a mistake when we make it again. Albert J. Nimeth Nimeth, Albert J. null
3800 Do not allow grass to grow on the road of friendship. Madame Marie Therese Geoffrin Geoffrin, Madame Marie Therese null
3801 Bread that must be sliced with an axe is bread that is too nourishing. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
3802 Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
3803 Nothing so needs reforming as other people's habits. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3804 A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head. Source Obscure Unknown null
3805 Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination. Christopher Isherwood Isherwood, Christopher null
3806 If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning. Catherine Aird Aird, Catherine null
3807 Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
3808 Even a mosquito rarely receives a pat on the back until he gets to work. Unknown Origin Unknown null
3809 Don't give a woman advice. One should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3810 So your ancestors came over on the Mayflower. Lucky for you, because now the immigration laws are stricter. Albert J. Nimeth Nimeth, Albert J. null
3811 A man who reforms himself has contributed his full share toward the reformation of his neighbor. Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
3812 If everybody remembered the past, nobody would forgive anybody. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
3813 To me, it seems a dreadful indignity to have a soul controlled by geography. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3814 One must not depend on one thing or trust to only one resource, however preeminent. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
3815 Sure, luck means a lot in football. Not having a good quarterback is bad luck. Don Shula Shula, Don null
3816 Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak. Epictetus Epictetus null
3817 Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. the poor know that it is money. Gerald Brenan Brenan, Gerald null
3818 The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously. Hubert H. Humphrey Humphrey, Hubert H. null
3819 Two things are bad for the heart - running uphill and running down people. Bernard Gimbel Gimbel, Bernard null
3820 It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it and sets it free. H. E. Fosdick Fosdick, Harry Emerson null
3821 We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
3822 Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way. Isaac Goldberg Goldberg, Isaac null
3823 Nothing is so disgraceful to society, and to individuals, as unmeaningful wastefulness. Count Rumford Rumford, Count null
3824 An egg which has succeeded in being fresh has done all that can be reasonably expected of it. Henry James James, Henry null
3825 Not only does beauty fade, but it leaves a record on the face as to what became of it. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3826 What I love best about music is the women who listen to it. Jules de Goncourt de Goncourt, Jules null
3827 Every portrait that is painted with feeling is a portrait of the artist, not of the sitter. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3828 I am not young enough to know everything. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3829 I honestly don't think you possibly share a small tent for any length of time with someone who's ebullient. Alan Ayckbourn Ayckbourn, Alan null
3830 Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3831 Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
3832 All people are made alike. They are made of bones, flesh and dinners. Only the dinners are different. Gertrude L. Cheney Cheney, Gertrude L. null
3833 Each time the November elections are over, it's easy to understand why Thanksgiving Day always follows them. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
3834 Diligence is that energy and industry which we show when we do what we like. E. C. Brewer Brewer, E. C. null
3835 Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
3836 Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theater. Gail Godwin Godwin, Gail null
3837 A real patriot is the fellow who gets a parking ticket and rejoices that the system works. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
3838 With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy. Max Ehrmann (from Desiderata) Ehrmann, Max null
3839 The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil. Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
3840 Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
3841 Every company's greatest assets are its customers, because without customers there is no company. Michael LeBoeuf LeBoeuf, Michael null
3842 Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
3843 Tyrants are seldom free; The cares and the instruments of their tyranny enslave them. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3844 A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye. Samuel Grafton Grafton, Samuel null
3845 Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
3846 And each of us, in the span of time, has really only a moment among our companions. Lyndon Baines Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
3847 The man who lives by himself and for himself is likely to be corrupted by the company he keeps. Charles H. Parkhurst Parkhurst, Charles H. null
3848 Good Manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup. Bennett Cerf Cerf, Bennett null
3849 I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case and got my tuition back. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
3850 I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3851 If I had learned education, I would not have had time to learn anything else. Cornelius Vanderbilt Vanderbilt, Cornelius null
3852 Some lecturers talk in their sleep, but some talk in other people's sleep. Anonymous Unknown null
3853 That man who lives for self alone lives for the meanest mortal known. Joaquin Miller Miller, Joaquin null
3854 He who lives only to benefit himself confers on the world a benefit when he dies. Tertullian Tertullian null
3855 Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. Thomas Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
3856 A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort. Herm Albright Albright, Herm null
3857 One swallow doesn't make a summer, but it breaks a New Year's resolution. Albert Nimeth Nimeth, Albert J. null
3858 Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3859 It is a healthy symptom when a man is dissatisfied without being discouraged. Roy L. Smith Smith, Roy L. null
3860 If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
3861 Friendship is the shadow of the evening, which increases with the setting sun of life Jean de La Fontaine La Fontaine, Jean de null
3862 The time to be happy is now; The place to be happy is here; The way to be happy is to make others so. Robert Green Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
3863 Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, when I give, I give myself. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
3864 The story of love is not important; what is important is that one is capable of love. Helen Hayes Hayes, Helen null
3865 Getting down on all fours and imitating a rhinoceros stops babies from crying. Usually it makes the kid laugh. Sometimes it sends him into shock. Either way it quiets him down. Keep it up until the kid is a teenager and he definitely won't have his friend P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
3866 Genuine ignorance is profitable because it is likely to be accompanied by humility, curiosity, and open-mindedness; whereas ability to repeat catch-phrases, cant terms, familiar propositions, gives the conceit of learning and coats the mind with varnish w John Dewey Dewey, John null
3867 Call a thing immoral or ugly, soul-destroying or a degradation of man, a peril to the peace of the world or to the well-being of future generations: as long as you have not shown it to be "uneconomic" you have not really questioned its right to exist, gro E. F. Schumacher Schumacher, E. F. null
3868 Nature made us individuals, as she did the flowers and the pebbles; but we are afraid to be peculiar, and so our society resembles a bag of marbles, or a string of mold candles. Why should we all dress after the same fashion? The frost never paints my win Lydia M. Child Child, Lydia M. null
3869 My mind's terrain has become exceedingly rough. Emotional scars are changing my internal geography faster than the mapmaker can keep pace. Wrong turns and dead ends abound, and I'm afraid someday I'll drown in a river I didn't know was there. D. H. Mondfleur Mondfleur, D. H. null
3870 There is in opals a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union. Some by their splendor rival the colors of the painter, others the flame of burning Pliny Pliny the Elder null
3871 Suave molecules of Mocha stir up your blood, without causing excess heat; the organ of thought receives from it a feeling of sympathy; work becomes easier and you will sit down without distress to your principal repast which will restore your body and aff Talleyrand Talleyrand null
3872 The bicycle had, and still has, a humane, almost classical moderation in the kind of pleasure it offers. It is the kind of machine that a Hellenistic Greek might have invented and ridden. It does no violence to our normal reactions: it does not pretend to J. B. Jackson Jackson, J. B. null
3873 All living things are manipulated. As long as there is a will, it is bent and twisted constantly. Only the dead are allowed the luxury of freedom, and then only because they want nothing, and therefore can't be thwarted. Orson Scott Card Card, Orson Scott null
3874 The poker player learns that sometimes both science and common sense are wrong; that the bumblebee can fly; that, perhaps, one should never trust an expert; that there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of by those with an academic bent. David Mamet Mamet, David null
3875 Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't embrace trouble; that's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
3876 Sisters don't need words. They have perfected a language of snarls and smiles and frowns and winks - expressions of shocked surprise and incredulity and disbelief. Sniffs and snorts and gasps and sighs - that can undermine any tale you're telling. Pam Brown Brown, Pam null
3877 History does not teach fatalism. There are moments when the will of a handful of free men breaks through determinism and opens up new roads. People get the history they deserve. Charles de Gaulle de Gaulle, Charles null
3878 Obscenity is not a quality inherent in a book or picture, but is solely and exclusively a contribution of the reading mind, and hence cannot be defined in terms of the qualities of a book or picture. Theodore Schroeder Schroeder, Theodore null
3879 No matter how good you are, you're going to lose one-third of your games. No matter how bad you are you're going to win one-third of your games. It's the other third that makes the difference. Tommy Lasorda Lasorda, Tommy null
3880 One who has a religious experience possesses a great treasure, a thing that has become for him a source of life, meaning, and beauty, and that has given a new splendor to the world and to mankind. Carl G. Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
3881 There is in every true woman's heart a spark of heavenly fire, which lies dormant in the broad daylight of prosperity; but which kindles up, and beams and blazes in the dark hour of adversity. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
3882 Have you ever observed a hummingbird moving about in an aerial dance among the flowers - a living prismatic gem. It is a creature of such fairylike loveliness as to mock all description. W. H. Hudson Hudson, W. H. null
3883 To be a genuine individualist requires a great deal of strength and courage. It is never easy to chart new territory, to cross new frontiers, or to introduce subtle shadings to an established color. Toller Cranston Cranston, Toller null
3884 For us is the life of action, of strenuous performance of duty; let us live in the harness, striving mightily, let us rather run the risk of wearing out than rusting out. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
3885 Learning preserves the errors of the past, as well as its wisdom. For this reason, dictionaries are public dangers, although they are necessities. Alfred North Whitehead Whitehead, Alfred North null
3886 Some luck lies in not getting what you thought you wanted but getting what you have, which once you have got it you may be smart enough to see is what you would have wanted had you known. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
3887 It is not known precisely where angels dwell - whether in the air, the void, or the planets. It has not been God's pleasure that we should be informed of their abode. Voltaire Voltaire null
3888 The fact is that censorship always defeats its own purpose, for it creates, in the end, the kind of society that is incapable of exercising real discretion. Henry Steele Commager Commager, Henry Steele null
3889 The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. The same questions, asked again, bring you just the answers you need just the minute you need them. Richard Bach Bach, Richard null
3890 A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a quip, and worried to death by a frown on the right man's brow. Charlie Brower Brower, Charlie null
3891 One of the most obvious results of having a baby around the house is to turn two good people into complete idiots who probably wouldn't have been much worse than mere imbeciles without it. Georges Courteline Courteline, Georges null
3892 Common experience shows how much rarer is moral courage than physical bravery. A thousand men will march to the mouth of the cannon where one man will dare espouse an unpopular cause. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
3893 Man is a gregarious animal, and much more so in his mind than in his body. He may like to go alone for a walk, but he hates to stand alone in his opinions. George Santayana Santayana, George null
3894 Top results are reached only through pain. But eventually you like this pain. You'll find the more difficulties you have on the way, the more you will enjoy your success. Juha Vaatainen Vaatainen, Juha null
3895 False opinions are like false money, struck first of all by guilty men and thereafter circulated by honest people who perpetuate the crime without knowing what they are doing. Joseph de Maistre de Maistre, Joseph null
3896 The eager and often inconsiderate appeals of reformers and revolutionists are indispensable to counterbalance the inertia and fossilism marking so large a part of human institutions. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
3897 It is better to be bold than too circumspect, because fortune is of a sex which likes not a tardy wooer and repulses all who are not ardent. Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
3898 Every human being has a right to hear what other wise human beings have spoken to him. It is one of the Rights of Men; a very cruel injustice if you deny it to a man! Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
3899 Children of the same family, the same blood, with the same first associations and habits, have some means of enjoyment in their power, which no subsequent connections can supply. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
3900 Basketball, hockey, and track meets are action heaped upon action, climax upon climax, until the onlooker's responses become deadened. Baseball is for the leisurely afternoons of summer and for the unchanging dreams. Roger Kahn Kahn, Roger null
3901 I never had any other desire so strong, and so like to covetousness, as that one which I have had always, that I might be master at last of a small house and large garden. Abraham Cowley Cowley, Abraham null
3902 Never antagonize any group, no matter how small, if you can avoid it. If you have to choose between two groups, always choose to antagonize the one that is less vindictive and less organized. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
3903 On the subject of dress almost no one, for one or another reason, feels truly indifferent: if their own clothes do not concern them, somebody else's do. Elizabeth Bowen Bowen, Elizabeth null
3904 It seems no more than right that men should seize time by the forelock, for the rude old fellow, sooner or later, pulls all their hair out. George Dennison Prentice Prentice, George Dennison null
3905 One cannot appreciate beauty on the run. When I can be motionless long enough, there is no limit I have ever reached to the revelations in an opening bud. Vida Scudder Scudder, Vida null
3906 Tattoo - what a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies. Jon Anderson Anderson, Jon null
3907 Only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. One is to let her think she is having her own way, and the other is to let her have it. Lyndon Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
3908 The function of poetry is religious invocation of the Muse; its use is the experience of mixed exaltation and horror that her presence excites. Robert Graves Graves, Robert null
3909 I wish outer space guys would conquer the Earth and make people their pets, because I’d like to have one of those little beds with my name on it. Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) Handey, Jack null
3910 In certain trying circumstances, urgent circumstances, desperate circumstances, profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
3911 Those little nimble musicians of the air, that warble forth their curious ditties, with which nature hath furnished them to the shame of art. Izaak Walton Walton, Izaak null
3912 There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world, and the worst of it is that half of them are true. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3913 Pleasure is spread through the earth in stray gifts to be claimed by whoever shall find. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
3914 To be fruitful in invention, it is indispensable to have a habit of observation and reflection. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
3915 There is no gardening without humility. Nature is constantly sending even its oldest scholars to the bottom of the class for some egregious blunder. Alfred Austin Austin, Alfred null
3916 Whereas each man claims his freedom as a matter of right, the freedom he accords to other men is a matter of toleration. Walter Lippmann Lippmann, Walter null
3917 The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history. Lew Wallace Wallace, Lew null
3918 A satirist is a man who discovers unpleasant things about himself and then says them about other people. Peter McArthur McArthur, Peter null
3919 It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
3920 Let's not become so worried about not offending anybody that we lose the ability to distinguish between respect and paranoia. Larry King King, Larry null
3921 To Crystal, hair was the most important thing on earth. She would never get married because you couldn't wear curlers in bed. Edna O'Brien O'Brien, Edna null
3922 Many people love democracy but do not know how to defend it. They take democracy for a lovely lady instead of seeing it as a vigorous comrade. Andrei Vishinsky Vishinsky, Andrei null
3923 Silently, one by one, in the infinite meadows of heaven, blossomed the lovely stars, the forget-me-nots of the angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
3924 You never find people laboring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
3925 A dinner invitation, once accepted, is a sacred obligation. If you die before the dinner takes place, your executor must attend. Ward McAllister McAllister, Ward null
3926 There are some men who turn a deaf ear to reason and good advice, and willfully go wrong for fear of being controlled. Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3927 For your own sake you should give her a new gown; for variety of dresses rouses desire, and makes an old mistress seem every day a new one. William Wycherley Wycherley, William null
3928 When a stupid man is doing something he is ashamed of, he always declares that it is his duty. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
3929 There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen. Alexander Dumas Dumas, Alexandre null
3930 Our wretched species is so made that those who walk on the well-trodden path always throw stones at those who are showing a new road. Voltaire Voltaire null
3931 Actually, this seems to be the basic need of the human heart in nearly every great crisis - a good hot cup of coffee. Alexander King King, Alexander null
3932 If you're in a bad situation, don't worry, it'll change. If you're in a good situation, don't worry, it'll change. John A. Simone, Sr. Simone, John A., Sr. null
3933 Crabgrass can grow on bowling balls in airless rooms, and there is no known way to kill it that does not involve nuclear weapons. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
3934 Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution. Raymond Feist Feist, Raymond null
3935 The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps - we must step up the stairs. Vance Havner Havner, Vance null
3936 There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
3937 The new individual must work out the whole problem of science, letters and theology for himself; can owe his fathers nothing. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
3938 And the wind shall say: "here were decent godless people: their only monument the asphalt road and a thousand lost golf balls." T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
3939 I am not eccentric. It's just that I am more alive than most people. I am an unpopular electric eel set in a pond of goldfish. Dame Edith Sitwell Sitwell, Dame Edith null
3940 There is nothing in which the birds differ more from man than the way in which they can build and yet leave a landscape as it was before. Robert Lynd Lynd, Robert null
3941 For the mystic what is how. For the craftsman how is what. For the artist what and how are one. William McElcheran McElcheran, William null
3942 Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
3943 Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
3944 Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age. George Eliot Eliot, George null
3945 Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium. Cyril Connolly Connolly, Cyril null
3946 Deep in the sun-searched growths the dragonfly hangs like a blue thread loosened from the sky. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Rossetti, Dante Gabriel null
3947 The easiest thing for our friends to discover in us, and the hardest thing for us to discover in ourselves, is that we are growing old. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
3948 The dynamo of our economic system is self-interest, which may range from mere petty greed to admirable types of self-expression. Felix Frankfurter Frankfurter, Felix null
3949 I write at high speed because boredom is bad for my health. It upsets my stomach more than anything else. I also avoid green vegetables. They're grossly overrated. Noel Coward Coward, Noel null
3950 Some minds seem almost to create themselves, spring up under every disadvantage and working their solitary but irresistible way through a thousand obstacles. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
3951 I believe in instinct, not in reason. When reason is right, nine times out of ten it is impotent, and when it prevails, nine times out of ten it is wrong. A. C. Benson Benson, A. C. null
3952 The people recognize themselves in their commodities; they find their souls in their automobile, hi-fi set, split-level home, kitchen equipment. Herbert Marcuse Marcuse, Herbert null
3953 The most powerful obstacle to culture is the tendency to aggression, which is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man. Sigmund Freud Freud, Sigmund null
3954 By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy. George Bancroft Bancroft, George null
3955 Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
3956 The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover, anytime, to him, is aristocracy. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
3957 Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
3958 Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression. Bronson Alcott Alcott, Amos Bronson null
3959 Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless. Honore de Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
3960 To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent. Robert Copeland Copeland, Robert null
3961 Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write. John Adams Adams, John null
3962 No matter how much you nurse a grudge, it won't get better. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
3963 Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge. Edward Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
3964 Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live. Nicolas Chamfort Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas null
3965 The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error. Bertolt Brecht Brecht, Bertolt null
3966 You can never put the message ahead of the music, because if it's uninteresting, it serves no purpose. Talib Kweli Kweli, Talib null
3967 There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread. Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
3968 I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses. William Makepeace Thackeray Thackeray, William Makepeace null
3969 Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. Isaac Bashevis Singer Singer, Isaac Bashevis null
3970 In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
3971 There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good. Edwin Denby Denby, Edwin null
3972 Dream barriers look very high until someone climbs them. Then they are not barriers anymore. Lasse Viren Viren, Lasse null
3973 I don't answer the phone. I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end. Fred Couples Couples, Fred null
3974 To safeguard one's health at the cost of too strict a diet is a tiresome illness indeed. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3975 Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
3976 I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day. F. Frankfort Moore Moore, F. Frankfort null
3977 With the pride of the artist, you must blow against the walls of every power that exists the small trumpet of you defiance. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
3978 Minorities are the stars of the firmament; majorities, the darkness in which they float. Martin H. Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
3979 Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it. Soren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, Soren null
3980 If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size? Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
3981 The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
3982 When that the poor have cried, Caesar hath wept; Ambition should be made of sterner stuff. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
3983 Humans get a lot done, not because we're smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee. Flash Rosenberg Rosenberg, Flash null
3984 Continuous efforts - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
3985 I live for today; that's why people think I’m strange. I don't even have a psychiatrist. Ginger Rogers Rogers, Ginger null
3986 It is never difficult to distinguish between a Scotsman with a grievance and a ray of sunshine. P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse, P. G. null
3987 We can recognize the dawn and the decline of love by the uneasiness we feel when alone together. Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
3988 Virtue has always been conceived of as victorious resistance to one's vital desire. James Branch Cabell Cabell, James Branch null
3989 When a book and a head collide and a hollow sound is heard, must it always have come from the book? G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
3990 Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
3991 How can we expect somebody else to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves? La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
3992 Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action. Brendan Francis Francis, Brendan null
3993 It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike Thomas Browne Browne, Sir Thomas null
3994 Someone is a critic when he cannot be an artist in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
3995 If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all. Noam Chomsky Chomsky, Noam null
3996 Never in this world can hatred be stilled by hatred; it will be stilled only by non-hatred - this is the law eternal. The Buddha Buddha null
3997 Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine. Pat Conroy Conroy, Pat null
3998 Perhaps all the dragons of our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us once beautiful and brave. Rainer Maria Rilke Rilke, Rainer Maria null
3999 The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
4000 It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line. Ashleigh Brilliant Brilliant, Ashleigh null
4001 Not that the story need be long, but it will take a long while to make it short. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4002 Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
4003 Middle age: when you're sitting at home on Saturday night and the telephone rings and you hope it isn't for you. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
4004 The future, according to some scientists, will be exactly like the past, only far more expensive. John Sladek Sladek, John null
4005 A subject that is beautiful in itself gives no suggestion to the artist. It lacks imperfection. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4006 A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
4007 Some people get so rich they lose all respect for humanity. That's how rich I want to be. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
4008 For centuries, theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the not-worth-knowing. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
4009 It is one of my sources of happiness never to desire a knowledge of other people's business. Dolley Madison Madison, Dolley null
4010 The world, that grey-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit, without being venerable. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
4011 Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and vulgarity. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
4012 It is always pleasant to be generous though very vexatious to pay debts. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4013 There can be no higher law in journalism than to tell the truth and shame the devil. Walter Lippmann Lippmann, Walter null
4014 The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand. Lewis Thomas Thomas, Lewis null
4015 Resentment is like taking poison and waiting for the other person to die. Malachy McCourt McCourt, Malachy null
4016 No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness. Sheik Abd-al-Kadir Abd-al-Kadir, Sheik null
4017 A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled. Sir Barnett Cocks Cocks, Sir Barnett null
4018 You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do. Norton Juster Juster, Norton null
4019 Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around. Frank A. Clark Clark, Frank A. null
4020 There is more felicity on the far side of baldness than young men can possibly imagine. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
4021 The course of life is unpredictable; no one can write his autobiography in advance. Abraham Heschel Heschel, Abraham null
4022 The Puritan's idea of hell is a place where everybody has to mind his own business. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
4023 It always seemed to me that men wore their beards, like they wear their neckties, for show. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4024 Patience is something you admire in the driver behind you and scorn in the one ahead. Mac McCleary McCleary, Mac null
4025 The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them. Bernard M. Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
4026 The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
4027 Finality is death. Perfection is finality. Nothing is perfect. There are lumps in it. James Stephens Stephens, James null
4028 We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongue, at our peril, risk and hazard. Voltaire Voltaire null
4029 Crude classifications and false generalizations are the curse of organized life. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4030 We have too many high-sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them. Abigail Adams Adams, Abigail null
4031 Fear is a cloak which old men huddle about their love, as if to keep it warm. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
4032 The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead. Aristotle Aristotle null
4033 If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
4034 A smile appeared upon her face as if she'd taken it directly from her handbag and pinned it there. Loma Chandler Chandler, Loma null
4035 It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give happiness. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
4036 The only interesting answers are those which destroy the questions. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
4037 We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
4038 If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. Frank A. Clark Clark, Frank A. null
4039 How poor are they that have not patience! What wound did ever heal but by degrees? William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4040 It's innocence when it charms us, ignorance when it doesn't. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4041 Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love. George Eliot Eliot, George null
4042 If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there. Martin Luther Luther, Martin null
4043 It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window. Raymond Chandler Chandler, Raymond null
4044 He who finds fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
4045 Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
4046 When red-headed people are above a certain social grade their hair is auburn. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4047 Political genius consists in identifying oneself with a principle. Georg Hegel Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich null
4048 Sweat silently. Let's have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy. Martin Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
4049 I soon found out you can't change the world. The best you can do is to learn to live with it. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
4050 It's not love's going hurts my days but that it went in little ways. Edna St. Vincent Millay Millay, Edna St. Vincent null
4051 The only valid censorship of ideas is the right of people not to listen. Tommy Smothers Smothers, Tommy null
4052 Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task. William James James, William null
4053 As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
4054 The world today doesn't make much sense, so why should I paint pictures that do? Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
4055 The most damaging phrase in the language is "it's always been done that way." Grace Hopper Hopper, Grace null
4056 Those who have succeeded at anything and don't mention luck are kidding themselves. Larry King King, Larry null
4057 Traditions are group efforts to keep the unexpected from happening. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4058 Behind many acts that many thought ridiculous, there lie many wise and weighty motives. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
4059 It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting. Jean Paul Gaultier Gaultier, Jean Paul null
4060 Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4061 Confidence is the most important quality in all athlete-coach relationships. Frank Stampfl Stampfl, Frank null
4062 Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb. Robert Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
4063 When some folks agree with my opinions I begin to suspect I’m wrong. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
4064 Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one. Stella Adler Adler, Stella null
4065 What is told in the ear of a man is often heard a hundred miles away. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
4066 All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them. William F. Halsey Halsey, Adm. William F., Jr. null
4067 Ain't no man can avoid being average, but there ain't no man got to be common. Satchel Paige Paige, Leroy "Satchel" null
4068 Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays. George Eliot Eliot, George null
4069 God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them. John Aughey Aughey, John null
4070 Trifles light as air are to the jealous confirmations strong as proofs of holy writ. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4071 A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity. Proverbs 17:17 Proverbs 17:17 null
4072 Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at? W. S. Gilbert Gilbert, W. S. null
4073 The bad man desires arbitrary power. What moves the evil man is the love of injustice. John Rawls Rawls, John null
4074 It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
4075 Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly. Elizabeth Barrett Browning Browning, Elizabeth Barrett null
4076 I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it. Rogers Hornsby Hornsby, Rogers null
4077 A cruel story runs on wheels, and every hand oils the wheels as they run. Ouida Ouida null
4078 Grammar is the logic of speech, even as logic is the grammar of reason. Richard Trench Trench, Richard null
4079 Is saw a subliminal advertising executive, but only for a second. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
4080 Every man who takes office in Washington either grows or swells. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
4081 The vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing. William Broad Broad, William null
4082 A cynic is a person searching for an honest man, with a stolen lantern. Edgar A. Shoaff Shoaff, Edgar A. null
4083 The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch. Catherine Hall Hall, Catherine null
4084 The future is only the past again, entered through another gate. Arthur Wing Pinero Pinero, Arthur Wing null
4085 Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love. Charles Schulz Schulz, Charles M. null
4086 I look at a victory as milestones on a very long highway. Joan Benoit Samuelson Samuelson, Joan Benoit null
4087 Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That's the problem. Benjamin Hoff Hoff, Benjamin null
4088 I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes. Robert A. Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. null
4089 There is no such thing as inner peace. There is only nervousness and death. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
4090 Men hate to be misunderstood, and to be understood makes them furious. Edgar Saltus Saltus, Edgar null
4091 The enthusiastic, to those who are not, are always something of a trial. Alban Goodier Goodier, Alban null
4092 The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life. George Carlin Carlin, George null
4093 It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4094 Take care of the pence, and the pounds will take care of themselves. William Lowndes Lowndes, William null
4095 One never, of course, knows what people in portraits are thinking. Penelope Lively Lively, Penelope null
4096 The poet is like an acrobat, climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making. Lawrence Ferlinghetti Ferlinghetti, Lawrence null
4097 There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity. Douglas MacArthur MacArthur, Douglas null
4098 It's only by forgetting yourself that you draw near to God. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4099 He hasn't an enemy in the world, and none of his friends like him. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4100 The great secret of success is to go through life as a man who never gets used up. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
4101 I don't paint things. I only paint the difference between things. Henry Matisse Matisse, Henri null
4102 The greatest instrument of moral good is the imagination. Percy Bysshe Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe null
4103 Being treated like a thug makes being a thug an attractive choice. Frank H. Wu Wu, Frank H. null
4104 No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
4105 I go to couples therapy. I go alone. There are two therapists. Garry Shandling Shandling, Garry null
4106 Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
4107 Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4108 The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
4109 If you kick a stone in anger, you'll hurt your own foot. Korean Proverb Proverb - Korean null
4110 To play billiards well is a sign of an ill-spent youth. Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert null
4111 Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
4112 Weakness on both sides, is, as we know, the trait of all quarrels. Voltaire Voltaire null
4113 What garlic is to salad, insanity is to art. Augustus Saint-Gaudens Saint-Gaudens, Augustus null
4114 A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning. George Herbert Herbert, George null
4115 Some parents get better children than they deserve. Raymond Burr Burr, Raymond null
4116 Let us train our minds to desire what the situation demands. Seneca Seneca null
4117 Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4118 A hot dog at the ball game beats roast beef at the Ritz. Humphrey Bogart Bogart, Humphrey null
4119 God in His wisdom made the fly, and then forgot to tell us why. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
4120 Spite is never lonely; envy always tags along. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4121 It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly. Anatole France France, Anatole null
4122 Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day! William Hamilton Gibson Gibson, William Hamilton null
4123 The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love. Che Guevara Guevara, Ernesto "Che" null
4124 Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'tis starving makes it fat. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
4125 The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
4126 All great art comes from a sense of outrage. Glenn Close Close, Glenn null
4127 If a ferret bites you it is nearly always your own fault. Phil Drabble Drabble, Phil null
4128 Man is a knot into which relationships are tied. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Saint-Exupery, Antoine de null
4129 Life didn't promise to be wonderful. Teddy Pendergrass Pendergrass, Teddy null
4130 Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly. Epictetus Epictetus null
4131 Nowadays most men lead lives of noisy desperation. James Thurber Thurber, James null
4132 How can something bother you if you won't let it? Terry Guillemets Guillemets, Terry null
4133 Television is to news what bumper stickers are to philosophy. Richard Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
4134 You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte Belafonte, Harry null
4135 Only in grammar can you be more than perfect. William Safire Safire, William null
4136 Assumptions are the termites of relationships. Henry Winkler Winkler, Henry null
4137 Too few people truly understand a good sandwich. James Beard Beard, James null
4138 Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
4139 Silence moves faster when it's going backward. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
4140 Life is an open sea, the truth is the wind in our sails. Talib Kweli Kweli, Talib null
4141 Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4142 Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers. Garth Brooks Brooks, Garth null
4143 Philosophy will clip an angel's wings. John Keats Keats, John null
4144 Athletics is a luxury. Roger Bannister Bannister, Roger null
4145 To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak. Hopi Proverb Proverb - Hopi null
4146 The wit makes fun of persons; The satirist makes fun of the world; The humorist makes fun of himself. James Thurber Thurber, James null
4147 The great composer does not set to work because he is inspired, but becomes inspired because he is working. Beethoven, Wagner, Bach, and Mozart settled down day after day to the job in hand with as much regularity as an accountant settles down each day to Ernest Newman Newman, Ernest null
4148 Poker is the game closest to the western conception of life, where free will prevails over philosophies of fate or of chance, where men are considered moral agents and where - at least in the short run - the important thing is not what happens but what pe John Luckacs Luckacs, John null
4149 No drug, not even alcohol, causes the fundamental ills of society. If we're looking for the source of our troubles, we shouldn't test people for drugs, we should test them for stupidity, ignorance, greed, and love of power. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
4150 If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want to get out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two weeks' vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy da Dorothy Canfield Fisher Fisher, Dorothy Canfield null
4151 Thinking gets you nowhere. It may be a fine and noble aid in academic studies, but you can't think your way out of emotional difficulties. That takes something altogether different. You have to make yourself passive then, and just listen. Reestablish cont Etty Hillesum Hillesum, Etty null
4152 Selection in writing history is the task of distinguishing the significant from the insignificant. It must be honest, that is, true to the circumstances, and fair, that is, truly representative of the whole, never loaded. It can be used to reveal large me Barbara W. Tuchman Tuchman, Barbara W. null
4153 There's one sad truth in life I've found; While journeying east and west The only folks we really wound Are those we love the best. We flatter those we scarcely know; We please the fleeting guest, And deal full many a thoughtless blow To those who love us Ella Wheeler Wilcox Wilcox, Ella Wheeler null
4154 All the greatest things we know have come to us from neurotics. It is they and they only who have founded religions and created great works of art. Never will the world be conscious of how much it owes to them, nor above all of what they have suffered in Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
4155 Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite. Or waiting around for Friday night or waiting perhaps for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil or a better break or a string of pearls or a pair of pants or a wig with curls or another chance. E Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss null
4156 These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new. Harriet Beecher Stowe Stowe, Harriet Beecher null
4157 There lurks, perhaps, in every human heart a desire of distinction, which inclines every man first to hope, and then to believe, that Nature has given him something peculiar to himself. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4158 I have often said that I wish I had invented blue jeans: the most spectacular, the most practical, the most relaxed and nonchalant. They have expression, modesty, sex appeal, simplicity - all I hope for in my clothes. Yves Saint Laurent Saint Laurent, Yves null
4159 If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man. All things are connected. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Chief Seattle Chief Seattle null
4160 The Past is the textbook of tyrants; the Future the Bible of the Free. Those who are solely governed by the Past stand like Lot's wife, crystallized in the act of looking backward, and forever incapable of looking before. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
4161 And who can doubt that it will lead to the worst disorders when minds created free by God are compelled to submit slavishly to an outside will? When we are told to deny our senses and subject them to the will of others? Galileo Galilei Galilei, Galileo null
4162 I demand of you, and of the whole world, that you show me a generic character by which to distinguish between Man and Ape. I myself most assuredly know of none. Carl Linnaeus Linnaeus, Carl null
4163 Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to continually be part of unanimity. Christopher Morley Morley, Christopher null
4164 There are many in this old world of ours who hold that things break about even for all of us. I have observed, for example, that we all get the same amount of ice. The rich get it in the summertime and the poor get it in the winter. Bat Masterson Masterson, Bat null
4165 A flock of sheep that leisurely pass by One after one; the sound of rain, and bees Murmuring; the fall of rivers, winds and seas, Smooth fields, white sheets of water, and pure sky I've thought of all by turns, and still I lie Sleepless. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
4166 Tattooing is about personalizing the body, making it a true home and fit temple for the spirit that dwells inside it. Tattooing, therefore, is a way of keeping the spiritual and material needs of my body in balance. Michelle Delio Delio, Michelle null
4167 Our body is a machine for living. It is organized for that, it is its nature. Let life go on in it unhindered and let it defend itself, it will do more than if you paralyze it by encumbering it with remedies. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
4168 I am much better employed from every point of view, when I live solely for my own satisfaction, than when I begin to worry about the world. The world frightens me, and a frightened man is no good for anything. George Gissing Gissing, George null
4169 If you have formed the habit of checking on every new diet that comes along, you will find that, mercifully, they all blur together, leaving you with only one definite piece of information: French fries are out. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
4170 All of the biggest technological inventions created by man - the airplane, the automobile, the computer - says little about his intelligence, but speaks volumes about his laziness. Mark Kennedy Kennedy, Mark null
4171 We tell lies when we are afraid: afraid of what we don't know, afraid of what others Will think, afraid of what will be found out about us. But every time we tell a lie, the thing that we fear grows stronger. Tad Williams Williams, Tad null
4172 I keep the telephone of my mind open to peace, harmony, health, love, and abundance. Then, whenever doubt, anxiety or fear try to call me, they keep getting a busy signal - and soon they'll forget my number. Edith Armstrong Armstrong, Edith null
4173 Human consciousness arose but a minute before midnight on the geological clock. Yet we mayflies try to bend an ancient world to our purposes, ignorant perhaps of the messages buried in its long history. Stephen Jay Gould Gould, Stephen Jay null
4174 Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children - honored as the jewelry of God. Thomas de Quincey de Quincey, Thomas null
4175 Light gives of itself freely, filling all available space. It does not seek anything in return; it asks not whether you are friend or foe. It gives of itself and is not thereby diminished. Michael Strassfeld Strassfeld, Michael null
4176 Our siblings. They resemble us just enough to make all their differences confusing, and no matter what we choose to make of this, we are cast in relation to them our whole lives long. Susan Scarf Merrell Merrell, Susan Scarf null
4177 What was any art but a mold in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
4178 He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4179 If I could only remember that the days were, not bricks to be laid row on row, to be built into a solid house, where one might dwell in safety and peace, but only food for the fires of the heart. Edmund Wilson Wilson, Edmund null
4180 Like a plant that starts up in showers and sunshine and does not know which has best helped it to grow, it is difficult to say whether the hard things or the pleasant things did me the most good. Lucy Larcom Larcom, Lucy null
4181 I see it all perfectly; there are two possibilities: one can either do this or do that. My honest opinion and friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it, you will regret both. Soren Kierkegaard Kierkegaard, Soren null
4182 Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius - and a lot of courage - to move in the opposite direction. E. F. Schumacher Schumacher, E. F. null
4183 To be idle and to be poor have always been reproaches, and therefore every man endeavors with his utmost care to hide his poverty from others, and his idleness from himself. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4184 The only gracious way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it; if you can't top it, laugh at it; if you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved. Russell Lynes Lynes, Joseph Russell, Jr. null
4185 I used to smoke two packs a day and I just hate being a smoker; but I will never consider myself a nonsmoker because I always find smokers the most interesting people at the table. Michelle Pfeiffer Pfeiffer, Michelle null
4186 A man finds room in the few square inches of his face for the traits of all his ancestors; for me expression of all his history, and his wants. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4187 Gardening is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty, and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity. Lindley Karstens Karstens, Lindley null
4188 The power of love to change bodies is legendary, built into folklore, common sense, and everyday experience. Throughout history, "tender loving care" has uniformly been recognized as a valuable element in healing. Larry Dossey Dossey, Larry null
4189 It is not easy to see how the more extreme forms of nationalism can long survive when men have seen the Earth in its true perspective as a single small globe against the stars. Arthur C. Clarke Clarke, Arthur C. null
4190 To those with ears to hear, libraries are really very noisy places. On their shelves we hear the captured voices of the centuries - old conversation that makes up our civilization. Timothy Healy Healy, Timothy null
4191 A sensible man will remember that the eyes may be confused in two ways - by a change from light to darkness or from darkness to light; and he will recognize that the same thing happens to the soul. Plato Plato null
4192 Even when we know what is right, too often we fail to act. More often we grab greedily for the day letting tomorrow bring what it will, putting off the unpleasant and unpopular. Bernard M. Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
4193 To always be intending to live a new life, but never find time to set about it - this is as if a man should put off eating and drinking from one day to another till he be starved and destroyed. Sir Walter Scott Scott, Sir Walter null
4194 What is being lost is the magic of the word. I am not an image person. Imagery belongs to another civilization: the caveman. Caveman couldn't express himself so he put images on walls. Elie Wiesel Wiesel, Elie null
4195 Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that - where there's only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you. Steve Johnson Johnson, Steve null
4196 Human nature, if healthy, demands excitement; and if it does not obtain its thrilling excitement in the right way, it will seek if in the wrong. God never makes bloodless stoics; He makes no passionless saints. Oswald Chambers Chambers, Oswald null
4197 God has editing rights over our prayers. He will edit them, correct them, bring them in line with His will and then hand them back to us to be resubmitted. Stephen Crotts Crotts, Stephen null
4198 To one who has been long in city pent, 'Tis very sweet to look into the fair And open face of heaven, - to breathe a prayer Full in the smile of the blue firmament. John Keats Keats, John null
4199 You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
4200 Let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4201 No matter how grouchy you're feeling, You'll find the smile more or less healing. It grows in a wreath All around the front teeth Thus preserving the face from congealing. Anthony Euwer Euwer, Anthony null
4202 A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense, and is, thereby, a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety. Ansel Adams Adams, Ansel null
4203 He is a poor patriot whose patriotism does not enable him to understand how all men everywhere feel about their altars and their hearthstones, their flag and their fatherland. Harry Emerson Fosdick Fosdick, Harry Emerson null
4204 Dancing in all its forms cannot be excluded from the curriculum of all noble education; dancing with the feet, with ideas, with words, and, need I add that one must also be able to dance with the pen? Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
4205 If you do everything you should do, and do not do anything you should not do, you will, according to the best available statistics, live exactly eighteen hours longer than you would otherwise. Logan Clendening Clendening, Logan null
4206 "It's a question of discipline," the little prince told me later on. "When you've finished washing and dressing each morning, you must tend your planet." Antoine de Saint-Exupery Saint-Exupery, Antoine de null
4207 Light can be gentle, dangerous, dreamlike, bare, living, dead, misty, clear, hot, dark, violet, spring like, falling, straight, sensual, limited, poisonous, calm, and soft. Cinematographer Sven Nykvist Nykvist, Sven null
4208 If any man will draw up his case, and put his name at the foot of the first page, I will give him an immediate reply. Where he compels me to turn over the sheet, he must wait my leisure. Earl of Sandwich Earl of Sandwich null
4209 The healthy being craves an occasional wildness, a jolt from normality, a sharpening of the edge of appetite, his own little festival of the Saturnalia, a brief excursion from his way of life. Robert MacIver MacIver, Robert null
4210 She is mine own, and I as rich in having such a jewel as twenty seas, if all their sand were pearl, the water nectar, and the rocks pure gold. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4211 They know, they just know where to grow, how to dupe you, and how to camouflage themselves among the perfectly respectable plants, they just know, and therefore, I've concluded weeds must have brains. Dianne Benson Benson, Dianne null
4212 Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials. Lin Yutang Yutang, Lin null
4213 There is a working class - strong and happy - among both rich and poor: there is an idle class - weak, wicked, and miserable - among both rich and poor. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
4214 Those who wish to pet and baby wild animals "love" them. But those who respect their natures and wish to let them live normal lives, love them more. Edwin Way Teale Teale, Edwin Way null
4215 Many a man gets weary of clamping down on his rough impulses, which if given occasional release would encourage the living of life with salt in it, in place of dust. Henry S. Haskins Haskins, Henry S. null
4216 The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind. G.K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
4217 People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth null
4218 What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
4219 If an article is attractive, or useful or inexpensive, they'll stop making it tomorrow; if it's all three, they stopped making it yesterday. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4220 I think I don't regret a single "excess" of my responsive youth - I only regret, in my chilled age, certain occasions and possibilities I didn't embrace. Henry James James, Henry null
4221 Give a man secure possession of a bleak rock, and he will turn it into a garden; give him nine years' lease of a garden, and he will convert it into a desert. Arthur Young Young, Arthur null
4222 The weirder you're going to behave, the more normal you should look. It works in reverse, too. When I see a kid with three or four rings in his nose, I know there is absolutely nothing extraordinary about that person. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
4223 The sun shines and warms and lights us and we have no curiosity to know why this is so; but we ask the reason of all evil, of pain, and hunger, and mosquitoes and silly people. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4224 We need - and should encourage and honor - not only discoverers of facts hitherto unknown but explorers of ideas and rethinkers of values. Walter Moberly Moberly, Walter null
4225 A kiss, when all is said, what is it? A rosy dot placed on the "i" in loving; Tis a secret told to the mouth instead of to the ear. Edmond Rostand Rostand, Edmond null
4226 Now is the time to get drunk! To stop being the martyred slaves of time to get absolutely drunk - on wine, poetry, or on virtue, as you please. Charles Baudelaire Baudelaire, Charles null
4227 The fact that man knows right from wrong proves his intellectual superiority to the other creatures; but the fact that he can do wrong proves his moral inferiority to any creatures that cannot. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4228 The real source of almost all our crimes, if the trouble is taken to trace them to a common origin, will be found to be in idleness. Walter Gaston Shotwell Shotwell, Walter Gaston null
4229 Do not regard the critics as questionable patriots. What were Washington and Jefferson and Adams but profound critics of the Colonial status quo? Adlai Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
4230 Often while traveling with a camera we arrive just as the sun slips over the horizon of a moment, too late to expose film, only time enough to expose our hearts. Minor White White, Minor null
4231 I go about looking at horses and cattle. They eat grass, make love, work when they have to, bear their young. I am sick with envy of them. Sherwood Andersen Andersen, Sherwood null
4232 Like every good man, I strive for perfection, and, like every ordinary man, I have found that perfection is out of reach - but not the perfect suit. Edward Tivnan Tivnan, Edward null
4233 If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4234 Metaphysics may be, after all, only the art of being sure of something that is not so, and logic only the art of going wrong with confidence. Joseph Wood Krutch Krutch, Joseph Wood null
4235 Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems, you don't get any seeds. Norman Vincent Peale Peale, Norman Vincent null
4236 Great is the power of steady misrepresentation - but the history of science shows how, fortunately, this power does not long endure. Charles Darwin Darwin, Charles null
4237 Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life; define yourself. Harvey Fierstein Fierstein, Harvey null
4238 "Give us this day our daily bread" is probably the most perfectly constructed and useful sentence ever set down in the English language. P. J. Wingate Wingate, P. J. null
4239 Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking, Clifton Fadiman Fadiman, Clifton null
4240 The cradle rocks above an abyss, and common sense tells us that our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness. Vladimir Nabokov Nabokov, Vladimir null
4241 When I free my body from its clothes, from all their buttons, belts, and laces, it seems to me that my soul takes a deeper, freer breath. August Strindberg Strindberg, August null
4242 How can a society that exists on instant mashed potatoes, packaged cake mixes, frozen dinners, and instant cameras teach patience to its young? Paul Sweeney Sweeney, Paul null
4243 The sculptor produces the beautiful statue by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed - it is a process of elimination. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4244 A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. Jawaharlal Nehru Nehru, Jawaharlal null
4245 I don't want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well. Diane Ackerman Ackerman, Diane null
4246 Television is a golden goose that lays scrambled eggs; and it is futile and, probably fatal to beat it for not laying caviar. Lee Loevinger Loevinger, Lee null
4247 A saint may be defined as a person of heroic virtue whose private judgment is privileged. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4248 Today I bent the truth to be kind, and I have no regret, for I am far surer of what is kind than I am of what is true. Robert Brault Brault, Robert null
4249 Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
4250 As long as there are cold and nakedness in the land around you, so long can there be no question at all but that splendor of dress is a crime. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
4251 In the beginning there was nothing. God said, "Let there be light!" And there was light. There was still nothing, but you could see it a whole lot better. Ellen DeGeneres DeGeneres, Ellen null
4252 Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. Martin Buxbaum Buxbaum, Martin null
4253 We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as we need to scale down our wants; Not wanting something is as good as possessing it. Donald Horban Horban, Donald null
4254 In the coldest February, as in every other month in every other year, the best thing to hold on to in this world is each other. Linda Ellerbee Ellerbee, Linda null
4255 The universe may have a purpose, but nothing we know suggests that, if so, this purpose has any similarity to ours. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
4256 The fastest way to succeed is to look as if you're playing by other people's rules, while quietly playing by your own. Michael Korda Korda, Michael null
4257 I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps, unless the billboards fall, I’ll never see a tree at all. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
4258 Public opinion is a compound of folly, weakness, prejudice, wrong feeling, right feeling, obstinacy, and newspaper paragraphs. Robert Peel Peel, Robert null
4259 The dress must not hang on the body but follow its lines. It must accompany its wearer, and when a woman smiles the dress must smile with her. Madeleine Vionnet Vionnet, Madeleine null
4260 The guardian angels of life fly so high as to be beyond our sight, but they are always looking down upon us. Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
4261 When a man is at his wits' end, it is not a cowardly thing to pray, it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality. Oswald Chambers Chambers, Oswald null
4262 We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin. Andre Berthiaume Berthiaume, Andre null
4263 If you don't find it in the index, look very carefully through the entire catalogue. Sears, Roebuck "Consumer's Guide," 1897 Sears, Roebuck "Consumer's Guide," 1897 null
4264 Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
4265 What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once, and yet have no regard to throwing it away by parcels and piecemeal. John Howe Howe, John null
4266 Why was man created on the last day? So that he can be told, when pride possesses him: God created the gnat before thee. The Talmud Talmud, The null
4267 I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4268 Be content with what you have, rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Laozi (Lao-Tzu) Laozi null
4269 Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts. Jean Cocteau Cocteau, Jean null
4270 I, who have no sisters or brothers, look with some degree of innocent envy on those who may be said to be born to friends. James Boswell Boswell, James null
4271 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 Fuller, R. Buckminster null
4272 Art, as far as it is able, follows nature, as a pupil imitates his master; thus your art must be, as it were, God's grandchild. Dante Alighieri Alighieri, Dante null
4273 A liberal education frees a man from the prison-house of his class, race, time, place, background, family, and even his nation. Robert M. Hutchins Hutchins, Robert M. null
4274 New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common. John Locke Locke, John null
4275 We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we have stopped saying "It got lost," and say "I lost it." Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
4276 Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence. Sholem Asch Asch, Sholem null
4277 Trouble is part of your life, and if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you enough chance to love you enough. Dinah Shore Shore, Dinah null
4278 I have among my purchases several original Mona Lisas and all painted (according to the signature) by the great artist Kodak. Spike Mulligan Mulligan, Spike null
4279 Man uses his intelligence less in the care of his own species than he does in his care of anything else he owns or governs. Abraham Meyerson Meyerson, Abraham null
4280 You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip. J. M. Barrie Barrie, James Matthew null
4281 In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
4282 The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants. John Andrew Holmes Holmes, John Andrew null
4283 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 Proverb - Chinese null
4284 Perhaps everything terrible is in its deepest being something helpless that wants help from us. Rainer Maria Rilke Rilke, Rainer Maria null
4285 Censorship reflects society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a hallmark of an authoritarian regime. Potter Stewart Stewart, Potter null
4286 In Rome you long for the country; in the country - oh inconstant! - you praise the distant city to the stars. Horace Horace null
4287 Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
4288 One of the best things about paintings is their silence - which prompts reflection and random reverie. Mark Stevens Stevens, Mark null
4289 The fascination of shooting as a sport depends almost wholly on whether you are at the right or wrong end of a gun. P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse, P. G. null
4290 It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare, it is because we do not dare that they are difficult. Seneca Seneca null
4291 You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul's own doing. Marie Stopes Stopes, Marie null
4292 More follies are committed out of complaisance to the world, than in following our own inclinations. Mary Wortley Montagu Montagu, Lady Mary Wortley null
4293 Every time a woman leaves off something she looks better, but every time a man leaves off something he looks worse. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
4294 The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism. Norman Vincent Peale Peale, Norman Vincent null
4295 It is only by not paying one's bills that one can hope to live in the memory of the commercial classes. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4296 A wise and frugal government shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
4297 Human beings cling to their delicious tyrannies and to their exquisite nonsense, till death stares them in the face. Sydney Smith Smith, Sydney null
4298 Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. Marie Louise de La Ramee La Ramee, Marie Louise de null
4299 I find that most men would rather have their bellies opened for five hundred dollars than have a tooth pulled for five. Martin H. Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
4300 Someone invented the telephone. And interrupted a nation's slumbers, Ringing wrong but similar numbers. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
4301 Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
4302 If you want to know how your girl will treat you after marriage, just listen to her talking to her little brother. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
4303 Fear not that life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning. John Cardinal Newman Newman, John Henry Cardinal null
4304 I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish that He didn't trust me so much. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
4305 Every man who is truly a man must learn to be alone in the midst of all the others, and if need be against all the others. Romain Rolland Rolland, Romain null
4306 Modem art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea. John Ciardi Ciardi, John null
4307 The quality of a university is measured more by the kind of student it turns out than the kind it takes in. Robert Kibbee Kibbee, Robert null
4308 You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. Jan Glidewell Glidewell, Jan null
4309 If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up. Jean Asper McIntosh McIntosh, Jean Asper null
4310 Material blessings, when they pay beyond the category of need, are weirdly fruitful of headache. Philip Wylie Wylie, Philip null
4311 Who can hope to be safe? Who is sufficiently cautious? Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush. Horace Horace null
4312 I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
4313 In the arithmetic of love, one plus one equals everything, and two minus one equals nothing. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4314 The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs. Joan Didion Didion, Joan null
4315 If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea. David Belasco Belasco, David null
4316 Life is always walking up to us and saying, "Come on in, the living's fine," and what do we do? Back off and take its picture. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
4317 Oats: A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4318 Yes, risk taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise, it would be called sure-thing-taking. Tim McMahon McMahon, Tim null
4319 I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world. Eugene V. Debs Debs, Eugene V. null
4320 We do not do what we want and yet we are responsible for what we are - that is the fact. Jean Paul Sartre Sartre, Jean-Paul null
4321 Here is where people, 0ne frequently finds, Lower their voices And raise their minds. Richard Armour, "Library" Armour, Richard null
4322 No, painting is not made to decorate apartments. It's an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
4323 All men whilst they are awake are in one common world: but each of them, when he is asleep, is in a world of his own. Plutarch Plutarch null
4324 A slander is like a hornet; if you can't kill it dead the first time, better not strike at it. Henry Wheeler Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
4325 Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other. Ivy Compton-Burnett Compton-Burnett, Ivy null
4326 It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails, admit it frankly and try another. But above all, try something. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
4327 People who are brutally honest get more satisfaction out of the brutality than out of the honesty. Richard Needham Needham, Richard J. null
4328 I became a good pitcher when I stopped trying to make them miss the ball and started trying to make them hit it. Sandy Koufax Koufax, Sandy null
4329 A sister smiles when one tells one's stories - for she knows where the decoration has been added. Chris Montaigne Montaigne, Chris null
4330 You never have the wind with you - either it is against you or you're having a good day. Daniel Behrman Behrman, Daniel null
4331 He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life. Elizabeth Bibesco Bibesco, Elizabeth null
4332 Every evil is some good spelt backwards, and in it the wise know how to read Wisdom. Coventry Patmore Patmore, Coventry null
4333 Of course I have played outdoor games. I once played dominoes in an open air cafe in Paris. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4334 It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive. Nicholas Johnson Johnson, Nicholas null
4335 Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful. William Morris Morris, William null
4336 I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
4337 One's action ought to come out of an achieved stillness: not to be a mere rushing on. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4338 Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level. Joyce Brothers Brothers, Dr. Joyce null
4339 Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels. Faith Whittlesey Whittlesey, Faith null
4340 There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
4341 "The Ancient Mariner" would not have taken so well if it had been called "The Old Sailor." Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
4342 Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
4343 To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving. Max Beerbohm Beerbohm, Sir Max null
4344 If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders. Abigail Van Buren Van Buren, Abigail null
4345 Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up. Ellen Goodman Goodman, Ellen null
4346 There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect. G.K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
4347 But logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities. Edward Dunsany Dunsany, Edward null
4348 I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace. James Conrad Conrad, James null
4349 One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
4350 Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
4351 Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another. Homer Homer null
4352 Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food. Frank A. Clark Clark, Frank A. null
4353 The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4354 Take care to get what you like or you will be forced to like what you get. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4355 Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
4356 Chess is a sea in which a gnat may drink and an elephant may bathe. Indian Proverb Proverb - Indian null
4357 The roaring street is hung for miles with fierce electric fire. William Vaughan Moody, "In New York” Moody, William Vaughan null
4358 True remorse is never just a regret over consequence; it is a regret over motive. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4359 Animals can communicate quite well. And they do. And generally speaking, they are ignored. Alice Walker Walker, Alice null
4360 The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another. J. M. Barrie Barrie, James Matthew null
4361 There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind. Annie Dillard Dillard, Annie null
4362 France has neither winter nor summer nor morals - apart from these drawbacks it is a fine country. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4363 It is with words as with sunbeams. The more they are condensed, the deeper they bum. Robert Southey Southey, Robert null
4364 Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4365 Complaint is the largest tribute heaven receives and the sincerest part of our devotion. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
4366 Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got. Art Buchwald Buchwald, Art null
4367 When one has a great deal to put into it, a day has a hundred pockets. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
4368 Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
4369 It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water. Franklin P. Jones Jones, Franklin P. null
4370 Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing. Redd Foxx Foxx, Redd null
4371 Every duty which is bidden to wait returns with seven fresh duties at its back. Charles Kingsley Kingsley, Charles null
4372 When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
4373 The marigold, that goes to bed wi' the sun, and with him rises weeping. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4374 People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4375 Prayer must never be answered: if it is, it ceases to be prayer and becomes correspondence. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4376 If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock. Arthur Goldberg Goldberg, Arthur null
4377 Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
4378 In every man's heart there is a secret nerve that answers to the vibrations of beauty. Christopher Morley Morley, Christopher null
4379 Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat, that's bad for you! Tommy Smothers Smothers, Tommy null
4380 What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. Eleanor Powell Powell, Eleanor null
4381 Let every man shovel out his own snow and the whole city will be passable. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4382 An apology is the super-glue of life. It can repair just about anything. Lynn Johnston Johnston, Lynn null
4383 I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
4384 By plucking her petals, you do not gather the beauty of the flower. Rabindranath Tagore Tagore, Rabindranath null
4385 If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought. Dennis Roth Roth, Dennis null
4386 The businessman is the person to whom age brings golf instead of wisdom. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4387 Let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me. Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson null
4388 A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together. James H. Boren Boren, James H. null
4389 All man's troubles come from not knowing how to sit still in one room. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
4390 If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight. George Gobel Gobel, George null
4391 He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4392 A definition is the enclosing of a wilderness of idea within a wall of words. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
4393 Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future. Ruth Benedict Benedict, Ruth null
4394 Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
4395 Kissing is like drinking salted water. You drink, and your thirst increases. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
4396 Outside the open window, the morning air is all awash with angels. Richard Purdy Wilbur Wilbur, Richard Purdy null
4397 Keep doing some kind of work, that the devil may always find you employed. St. Jerome Saint Jerome null
4398 The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep. Joseph Cossman Cossman, E. Joseph null
4399 The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer. Henry Clay Clay, Henry null
4400 A city is a large community where people are lonesome together. Herbert Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
4401 Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
4402 Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. Ruth Ann Schabacker Schabacker, Ruth Ann null
4403 Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked. Ralph Ellison Ellison, Ralph null
4404 With melted opals for my milk, Pearl-leaf for my cracker. Gwendolyn Brooks Brooks, Gwendolyn null
4405 The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4406 Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them? Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
4407 If you are a host to your guest, be a host to his dog also. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
4408 I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror. Elaine Dundy Dundy, Elaine null
4409 Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne. Quentin Crisp Crisp, Quentin null
4410 We must embrace pain and bum it as fuel for our journey. Kenji Miyazawa Miyazawa, Kenji null
4411 A good catchword can obscure analysis for fifty years. Wendell L. Willkie Willkie, Wendell L. null
4412 There's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson Watterson, Bill null
4413 If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it. Andy Rooney Rooney, Andrew A. null
4414 Coffee makes us severe, and grave, and philosophical. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
4415 A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away. Bil Keane Keane, Bil null
4416 More people had seen me than saw Napoleon, Lincoln, or Cleopatra. Mae West West, Mae null
4417 The bowling alley is the poor man's country club. Sanford Hansell Hansell, Sanford null
4418 Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive. Josephine Hart Hart, Josephine null
4419 Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
4420 Never wear anything that panics the cat. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
4421 I felt it shelter to speak to you. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
4422 A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide nothing can be done. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
4423 It (love) is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity. Helen Hayes Hayes, Helen null
4424 Love is like the measles; The older you get it, the worse the attack. Mary Roberts Rinehart Rinehart, Mary Roberts null
4425 Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom - for himself. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4426 Life is not the way it's supposed to be. It's the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. Virginia Satir (1916-1988) Therapist Satir, Virginia null
4427 He admits that there are two sides to every question - his own and the wrong side. Channing Pollock Pollock, Channing null
4428 Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4429 The underdog can and will lick his weight in the wildcats of the world. Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
4430 The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is being unselfish. J. G. Holland Holland, J. G. null
4431 Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persist Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
4432 Isn't it strange that I who have only written unpopular books should be such a popular fellow. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4433 As we start the new year, let's get down on our knees to thank God we are on our feet. Irish Toast Proverb - Irish null
4434 No revenge is more honorable than the one not taken. Spanish Proverb Proverb - Spanish null
4435 I should have been a country-western singer. After all, I'm older than most western countries. George Burns Burns, George null
4436 Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people. Philip Guedalla Guedalla, Philip null
4437 My tears stuck in their little ducts, refusing to be jerked. Peter Stack (in a movie review) Stack, Peter null
4438 An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
4439 Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
4440 Men in earnest have no time to waste in patching fig leaves for the naked truth. James R. Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
4441 I am an old man and have known many great troubles, but most of them never happened. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4442 The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy; neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water. John W. Gardner Gardner, John W. null
4443 I'm not a real movie star - I've still got the same wife I started out with twenty-eight years ago. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
4444 Cats are smarter than dogs. You can't get eight cats to pull a sled through snow. Jeff Valdez Valdez, Jeff null
4445 No matter how old a mother is, she watches her middle-aged children for signs of improvement. Florida S. Maxwell Maxwell, Florida S. null
4446 Nature makes boys and girls lovely to look upon so they can be tolerated until they acquire some sense. William Phelps Phelps, William Lyon null
4447 I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I have lost is two weeks. Totie Fields Fields, Totie null
4448 When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword-swallower gag. Russell Baker Baker, Russell null
4449 It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like. Jackie Mason Mason, Jackie null
4450 The trouble with using experience as a guide is that the final exam often comes first and then the lesson. Anonymous Unknown null
4451 Only two things in this world are too serious to be jested on: potatoes and matrimony. Irish Saying Proverb - Irish null
4452 All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
4453 Communism doesn't work because people like to own stuff. Frank Zappa Zappa, Frank null
4454 I live with constantly increasing gusto and excitement. I am sure it all means something. W. L. Phelps Phelps, William Lyon null
4455 Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued is just beyond your grasp, but which, if you sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
4456 Love, like a chicken salad or a restaurant hash must be taken with blind faith or it loses its flavor. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
4457 If only one could tell true love from false love, as one can tell mushrooms from toadstools. Katherine Mansfield Mansfield, Katherine null
4458 The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools. Herbert Spencer Spencer, Herbert null
4459 The greatest thief this world ever produced is procrastination, and he is still at large. Henry Wheeler Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
4460 You may delay, but time will not. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
4461 Who dares nothing, need hope for nothing. Friedrich von Schiller Schiller, Johann Friedrich von null
4462 The cherry tomato is a marvelous invention, producing, as it does, a satisfactorily explosive squish when bitten. Judith Martin Martin, Judith null
4463 I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond. Mae West West, Mae null
4464 A lot of people like snow. I find it to be an unnecessary freezing of water. Carl Reiner Reiner, Carl null
4465 Life is like an onion. You peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. Carl Sandburg Sandburg, Carl null
4466 The best time to make friends is before you need them. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
4467 Life expectancy would grow by leaps and bounds if green vegetables smelled as good as bacon. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
4468 The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry. John Jensen Jensen, John null
4469 Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself. A. H. Weiler Weiler, A. H. null
4470 Cleaning anything involves making something else dirty, but anything can get dirty without something else getting clean. Laurence Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
4471 It's bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my children's health than the pediatrician. Meryl Streep Streep, Meryl null
4472 I don't like spinach, and I'm glad I don't, because if I liked it I'd eat it and I just hate it. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
4473 The human race is faced with a cruel choice: work or daytime television. Unknown Source Unknown null
4474 The golden rule when reading the menu is, if you cannot pronounce it, you cannot afford it. Frank Muir Muir, Frank null
4475 Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. Elizabeth Gaskell Gaskell, Elizabeth null
4476 The trouble with eating Italian food is that five or six days later, you're hungry again. George Miller Miller, George null
4477 I smoke cigars because at my age, if I don't have something to hang on to I might fall down. George Burns Burns, George null
4478 A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins. Laurie Colwin Colwin, Laurie null
4479 By dint of railing at idiots, you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
4480 The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients. Chef Urbain Dubois Dubois, Chef Urbain null
4481 There are two times in a man's life when he should not speculate: when he can't afford it and when he can. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4482 He who builds according to every man's advice will have a crooked house. Danish Proverb Proverb - Danish null
4483 If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer, it just seems longer. Clement Freud Freud, Clement null
4484 A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. Lee Segall Segall, Lee null
4485 It's the price of leadership to do the thing you believe has to be done at the time it must be done. Lyndon Baines Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
4486 Remember, a dead fish can swim downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. null
4487 The darkest hour of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it. Horace Greeley Greeley, Horace null
4488 Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice. Stanley Horowitz Horowitz, Stanley null
4489 It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4490 Be thankful we're not getting all the government we're paying for. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
4491 When you are too old to chase other things, you can always chase golf balls. Anonymous Unknown null
4492 'Tis more blessed to give than to receive; for example, wedding presents H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
4493 Working with Julie Andrews is like getting hit over the head with a valentine. Christopher Plummer Plummer, Christopher null
4494 As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4495 I hear and forget. I see and remember. I do and understand. Confucius Confucius null
4496 The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
4497 Reinhart was never his mother's favorite - and he was an only child. Thomas Berger Berger, Thomas null
4498 The two hardest things to handle in life are failure and success. Source Unknown Unknown null
4499 Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time and money to do it right. Kurt H. Adler Adler Kurt H. null
4500 We are drawn to our television sets each year the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident. Vincent Canby on the Academy Awards Show Canby, Vincent null
4501 People should know what you stand for. They should also know what you won't stand for Source Unknown Unknown null
4502 I haven't changed my style in twenty years - and that style is to get mad when things go wrong. Alexander Haig Haig, Alexander null
4503 Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4504 Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing. Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus Bennis, Warren and Nanus, Burt null
4505 The biggest people with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest people with the smallest minds. Source Obscure Unknown null
4506 I hate the outdoors. To me, outdoors is where the car is. Will Durst Durst, Will null
4507 The best audience is intelligent, well educated and a little drunk. Alben W. Barkley Barkley, Alben W. null
4508 The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are made up entirely of lost luggage. Mark Russell Russell, Mark null
4509 A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals. Larry Bird Bird, Larry null
4510 Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot; others transform a yellow spot into the sun. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
4511 There is only one food for thought; more thought. Evan Esar Esar, Evan null
4512 I could now afford all the things I never had as a kid, if I didn't have kids. Robert Orben Orben, Robert null
4513 Save a little money each month, and at the end of the year, you'll be surprised at how little you have. Ernest Haskins Haskins, Ernest null
4514 If I had my life to live over, I'd live over a delicatessen. Soupy Sales Sales, Soupy null
4515 Providence protects children and idiots. I know, because I have tested it. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4516 The only reason for being a professional writer is that you can't help it. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
4517 Tolerance consists in seeing things with your heart instead of with your eyes. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
4518 Thank God men cannot yet fly, and lay waste the sky as well as the earth. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4519 We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children. Native American Proverb Proverb - Native American null
4520 Only when the last tree has died and the last river been poisoned and the last fish been caught will we realize we cannot eat money. Cree Indian Proverb Proverb - Cree Indian null
4521 The only fair way to talk about somebody is to imagine he is listening to every word you say. O. A. Battista Battista, Orlando Aloysius null
4522 Ennui shortens life and bereaves the day of light. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4523 If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
4524 First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others. Amos Bronson Alcott Alcott, Amos Bronson null
4525 Reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it. William James James, William null
4526 In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing Antonio Porchia Porchia, Antonio null
4527 Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one. L. M. Boyd Boyd, L. M. null
4528 There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4529 Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4530 Some men feel that the only thing they owe the woman who married them is a grudge. Helen Rowland Rowland, Helen null
4531 It is easy to assume a habit; but when you try to cast it off, it will take skin and all. H. W. Shaw Shaw, Henry Wheeler null
4532 I had a pleasant time with my mind, for it was happy. Louisa May Alcott Alcott, Louisa May null
4533 A man with a small head is like a pin without any, very apt to get into things beyond his depth. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4534 Hospitality: The virtue that induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4535 No human being, man or woman, can act up to a sublime standard without giving offense. W. E. Channing Channing, William Ellery null
4536 Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
4537 A college education is a good thing, but many a graduate finds himself overtrained. H. H. Vreeland Vreeland, H. H. null
4538 Mothers write on the hearts of their children what the world's rough hand cannot erase. Unknown Unknown null
4539 Revenge is often like biting a dog because the dog bit you. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
4540 Our country has plenty of five-cent cigars, but the trouble is they charge fifteen cents for them. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
4541 Man is my brother, and I am nearer related to him through his vices than I am through his virtue. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4542 Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
4543 There's nothing so comfortable as a small bankroll. A big one is always in danger. Wilson Mizner Mizner, Wilson null
4544 Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4545 Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4546 When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
4547 The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
4548 Two half-truths do not make a truth, and two half-cultures do not make a culture. Arthur Koestler Koestler, Arthur null
4549 Good health is an essential to happiness, and happiness is an essential to good citizenship. Charles H. Mayo Mayo, Charles H. null
4550 No man is responsible for his father, that was entirely his mother's affair. Margaret Turnbull Turnbull, Margaret null
4551 The future will one day be the present and will seem as unimportant as the present does now. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
4552 Behold the warranty: The bold print giveth, and the fine print taketh away. Anonymous Unknown null
4553 A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
4554 A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours. Milton Berle Berle, Milton null
4555 I'm going to speak my mind, because I have nothing to lose. Samuel Hayakawa Hayakawa, Samuel I. null
4556 The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby. Natalie Wood Wood, Natalie null
4557 An optimist is a person who takes a skillet on a fishing trip. Anonymous Unknown null
4558 A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool. Moliere Moliere null
4559 Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it. Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
4560 Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
4561 A moth leads an awful life; he spends the summer in a fur coat and the winter in a bathing suit. Source Obscure Unknown null
4562 Sit in reverie, and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
4563 Silence never shows itself to so great advantage as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
4564 Let it (the flag) rise! Let it rise till it meets the sun in his coming. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
4565 Let the earliest light of the morning gild it (the flag), and the parting day linger and play on its summit. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
4566 Worry is like a rocking chair. It will give you something to do, but it won't get you anywhere. The United Church Observer United Church Observer, The null
4567 It is to be hoped that, with all the modern improvements, a mode will be discovered of getting rid of bores. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
4568 Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away. Philip K. Dick Dick, Philip K. null
4569 My ankles crunch, my knees crunch, my stomach gurgles constantly. I'm not getting older, I'm getting noisier. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
4570 The trick in campaigning is to give them platitudes without fear or favor and straight from the shoulder generalities. Unknown Source Unknown null
4571 Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance. Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II null
4572 In the money: A condition many men hope for, but only a bank teller experiences. Source Unknown Unknown null
4573 A great many people think they are thinking when they are only rearranging their prejudices. William James James, William null
4574 I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all. Laura Ingalls Wilder Wilder, Laura Ingalls null
4575 Hope is the only good that is common to all men; Those who have nothing else possess hope still. Thales of Miletus Thales of Miletus null
4576 Get your happiness out of your work or you may never know happiness. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4577 Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind Samuel Coleridge Coleridge, Samuel Taylor null
4578 The cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility. Edward Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George null
4579 Strange how a man not fit to be your son-in-law produces the most adorable grandchildren. Speaker Unknown Unknown null
4580 I don't want a lawyer to tell me what I cannot do; I hire him to tell me how to do what I want to do. J. P. Morgan Morgan, J. P. null
4581 You can't have everything... where would you put it? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
4582 Work is the basis of living. I'll never retire. A man'll rust out quicker than he'll wear out. Harland "Colonel" Sanders Sanders, Harland "Colonel" null
4583 You can be the happiest man on earth by falling in love with yourself. You won't have a single rival Source Unknown Unknown null
4584 I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
4585 The closest to perfection a person comes is when he fills out a job application. Stanley J. Randall Randall, Stanley J. null
4586 Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4587 The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
4588 The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one. Sid Caesar Caesar, Sid null
4589 Always obey your superiors, if you have any. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4590 And in the end it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
4591 Every man is a fool for at least five minutes a day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
4592 There are three classes of men: lovers of wisdom, lovers of honor, lovers of gain. Plato Plato null
4593 Life has meaning only if one barters it day by day for something other than itself. Antoine de Saint-Exupery Saint-Exupery, Antoine de null
4594 A sure sign of old age is when you hear "snap, crackle and pop" and it isn't your cereal. Robert Orben Orben, Robert null
4595 For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At Alfred D'Souza D'Souza, Alfred null
4596 Logic is a large drawer, containing some useful instruments, and many more that are superfluous. A wise man will look into it for two purposes, to avail himself of those instruments that are really useful, and to admire the ingenuity with which those that Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
4597 The indifference, callousness, and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in great suffering in animals, and second because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of the human spirit. Ashley Montagu Montagu, Ashley null
4598 There's another advantage of being poor: a doctor will cure you faster. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
4599 Our country is not the only thing to which we owe our allegiance. It is also owed to justice and to humanity. Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong. James Bryce Bryce, James null
4600 Poker is a microcosm of all we admire and disdain about capitalism and democracy. It can be rough-hewn or polished, warm or cold, charitable and caring, or hard and impersonal, fickle and elusive, but ultimately it is fair, and right, and just. Lou Krieger Krieger, Lou null
4601 Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth, more than ruin, more even than death. Thought is subversive and revolutionary, destructive and terrible, thought is merciless to privilege, established institutions, and comfortable habit. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
4602 You are worried about seeing him spend his early years in doing nothing. What! Is it nothing to be happy? Nothing to skip, play, and run around all day long? Never in his life will he be so busy again. Jean-Jacques Rousseau Rousseau, Jean-Jacques null
4603 How did it happen that their lips came together? How does it happen that birds sing, that snow melts, that the rose unfolds that the dawn whitens behind the stark shapes of trees on the quivering summit of the hill? A kiss and all was said. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
4604 Once the curtain is raised, the actor ceases to belong to himself. He belongs to his character, to his author, to his public. He must do the impossible to identify himself with the first, not to betray the second, and not to disappoint the third. Sandra Bernhardt Bernhardt, Sandra null
4605 At bottom every man knows well enough that he is a unique being only once on this earth; and by no extraordinary chance will such a marvelously picturesque piece of diversity in unity as he is, ever be put together a second time. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
4606 A rattlesnake, if cornered will become so angry it will bite itself. That is exactly what the harboring of hate and resentment against others is - a biting of oneself. We think we are harming others in holding these spites and hates, but the deeper harm i E. Stanley Jones Jones, Eli Stanley null
4607 Concentrate your energy, thought, and capital exclusively upon the business in which you are engaged. "Don't put all your eggs in one basket" is all wrong. I tell you "put all your eggs in one basket, and then watch that basket." Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
4608 While the individual man is an insoluble puzzle, in the aggregate he becomes a mathematical certainty. You can, for example, never foretell what any one man will be up to, but you can say with precision what an average number will be up to. Arthur Conan Doyle Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan null
4609 Fewer and fewer Americans possess objects that have a patina, old furniture, grandparents' pots and pans, the used things, warm with generations of human touch, essential to a human landscape. Instead, we have our paper phantoms, transistorized landscapes Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
4610 Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own. Louis J. Helle, Jr. Helle, Louis J., Jr. null
4611 I don't want to win? If that were the case, why the heck am I on the bus sixteen hours a day, shaking thousands of hands, giving hundred of speeches, getting pilloried in the press and cartoons and still staying on message to win? George W. Bush Bush, George W. null
4612 We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. Trees are travelers, in the ordinary sense. They make journeys, not very extensive ones, it is true: but our own little comes and goes are only little more than tree-wavings - many of them not so much. John Muir Muir, John null
4613 My crown is in my heart, not in my head, Nor decked with diamonds and Indian stones, Nor to be seen; my crown is called contentment A crown it is, that seldom kings enjoy. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4614 There are two things in life that a sage must preserve at every sacrifice, the coats of his stomach and the enamel of his teeth. Some evils admit of consolations, but there are no comforters for dyspepsia and the toothache. Henry Bulwer-Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, Henry null
4615 Television keeps the masses occupied. What if everyone decided they wanted to make something of their lives? What if everyone decided to go to law school or medical school? It would sure make it tough on the rest of us. Jim Urbanovich Urbanovich, Jim null
4616 I once saw a very large spider, to my surprise, swimming in the air, and others have assured me that they often have seen spiders fly; the appearance is truly very pretty and pleasing. Jonathan Edwards Edwards, Jonathan null
4617 The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny. Albert Ellis Ellis, Albert null
4618 But it is a cold, lifeless business when you go to the shops to buy something, which does not represent your life and talent, but a goldsmith's. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4619 Out of the belly-spasms of this frenzy-jammed country a brand-new voice sang out. It was the voice of jazz making itself heard above the rattle of machine guns and the clink of whiskey bottles. Mezz Mezzrow Mezzrow, Mezz null
4620 We used to root for the Indians against the cavalry, because we didn't think it was fair in the history books that when the cavalry won it was a great victory, and when the Indians won it was a massacre. Dick Gregory Gregory, Dick null
4621 Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands. But like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them you will reach your destiny. Carl Schurz Schurz, Carl null
4622 Advertisements are now so numerous that they are very negligently perused, and it is therefore become necessary to gain attention by magnificence of promises and by eloquence sometimes sublime and sometimes pathetic. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4623 Melting pot Harlem - Harlem of honey and chocolate and caramel and rum and vinegar and lemon and lime and gall - where the subway from the Bronx keeps right on downtown. Langston Hughes Hughes, Langston null
4624 I take it as a prime cause of the present confusion of society that it is too sickly and too doubtful to use pleasure frankly as a test of value. Rebecca West West, Dame Rebecca null
4625 Man desired concord; but Nature knows better what is good for his species; she desires discord. Man wants to live easy and content; but Nature compels him to leave ease and throw himself into roils and labors. Immanuel Kant Kant, Immanuel null
4626 The foliage has been losing its freshness through the month of August, and here and there a yellow leaf shows itself like the first gray hair amidst the locks of a beauty who has seen one season too many. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
4627 Nothing more rapidly inclines a person to go into a monastery than reading a book on etiquette. There are so many trivial ways in which it is possible to commit some social sin. Quentin Crisp Crisp, Quentin null
4628 When you are a Bear of Very Little Brain, and you Think of Things, you find sometimes that a Thing which seemed very Thingish inside you is quite different when it gets out into the open and has other people looking at it. A. A. Milne Milne, A. A. null
4629 Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, music and dancing. She goes on Tuesdays, I go Fridays. Henny Youngman Youngman, Henny null
4630 If falsehood, like truth, had but one face, we would be more on equal terms. For we would consider the contrary of what the liar said to be certain. But the opposite of truth has a hundred thousand faces and an infinite field. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
4631 While there is perhaps a province in which the photograph can tell us nothing more than what we see with our own eyes, there is another in which it proves to us how little our eyes permit us to see. Dorothea Lange Lange, Dorothea null
4632 No creature is fully itself till it is, like the dandelion, opened in the bloom of pure relationship to the sun, the entire living cosmos. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4633 Keeping a baby requires a good deal of time, effort, thought and equipment, so unless you are prepared for this, we recommend that you start with a hamster, whose wants are far simpler. Elinor Goulding Smith Smith, Elinor Goulding null
4634 I always find that statistics are hard to swallow and impossible to digest. The only one I can ever remember is that if all the people who go to sleep in church were laid end to end they would be a lot more comfortable. Mrs. Robert A. Taft Taft, Mrs. Robert A. null
4635 In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
4636 "Charm" - which means the power to effect work without employing brute force - is indispensable to women. Charm is a woman's strength just as strength is a man's charm. Havelock Ellis Ellis, Havelock null
4637 I have no color prejudices nor caste prejudices nor creed prejudices. All I care to know is that a man is a human being, and that is enough for me; he can't be any worse. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4638 We can in fact only define a weed, mutatis mutandis, in terms of the well-known definition, of dirt - as matter out of place. What we call a weed is in fact merely a plant growing where we do not want it. E. J. Salisbury Salisbury, E. J. null
4639 True guilt is guilt at the obligation one owes to oneself to be oneself. False guilt is guilt felt at not being what other people feel one ought to be or assume that one is. R. D. Laing Laing, R. D. null
4640 Fiftieth birthdays should be times of huge goodwill. Only people who put on fake tan and pretend to be younger than they are don't get to join the party. Maeve Binchy Binchy, Maeve null
4641 A three year old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
4642 Love is not self-sacrifice, but the most profound assertion of your own needs and values. It is for your own happiness that you need the person you love, and that is the greatest compliment, the greatest tribute you can pay to that person. Ayn Rand Rand, Ayn null
4643 When humor can be made to alternate with melancholy, one has a success, but when the same things are funny and melancholic at the same time, it's just wonderful. Francois Truffaut Truffaut, Francois null
4644 You can live for years next door to a big pine tree, honored to have so venerable a neighbor, even when it sheds needles all over your flowers or wakes you, dropping big cones onto your deck at still of night. Denise Levertov Levertov, Denise null
4645 The ear tends to be lazy, craves the familiar, and is shocked by the unexpected: the eye, on the other hand, tends to be impatient, craves the novel, and is bored by repetition. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
4646 Baseball is a harbor, a seclusion from failure that really matters, a playful Utopia in which virtuosity can be savored to the third decimal place of a batting average. Mark Kramer Kramer, Mark null
4647 I had three children, and that's a lot like making a movie. There's a lot of the same worries. Will it have legs? Will it go wide? How will it do domestically and what if it goes foreign? Meryl Streep Streep, Meryl null
4648 Everybody should have his personal sounds to listen for - sounds that will make him exhilarated and alive or quiet and calm. One of the greatest sounds of them all - and to me it is a sound - is utter, complete silence. Andre Kostelanetz Kostelanetz, Andre null
4649 Primitive tribes were certainly convinced that the spirit having escaped from the body at death, retained a replica of its earthly tenement. They therefore used tattoo marks as a means of identification in the next world and a passport to future happiness Ronald Scutt Scutt, Ronald null
4650 We cannot get grace from gadgets, in the Bakelite house of the future, the dishes may not break, but the heart can. Even a man with ten shower baths may find life flat, stale and unprofitable. J. B. Priestley Priestley, J. B. null
4651 The hero is the one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light. Felix Adler Adler, Felix null
4652 Youth is like spring, an over-praised season more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes. Autumn is the mellower season, and what we lose in flowers we more than gain in fruits. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
4653 Clio may be the most austere and chaste of the Muses, but she has been known to come down informally from Mount Helicon in a mood so raffish that there are those who claim to have seen her with her slip showing. Willis Thornton Thornton, Willis null
4654 I want to stay as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all kinds of things you can't see from the center. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
4655 He is vain, irritable, and a bad calculator of the force and probable effect of the motives which govern men. This is all the ill which can possibly be said of him. He is as disinterested as the Being who made him. Thomas Jefferson, on John Adams Jefferson, Thomas null
4656 You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner Buechner, Frederick null
4657 No man ought to lay a cross upon himself, or to adopt tribulation, as is done in popedom; but if a cross or tribulation come upon him, then let him suffer it patiently, and know that it is good and profitable for him. Martin Luther Luther, Martin null
4658 I wonder what it is in the New York air that enables me to sit up till all hours of the night in an atmosphere which in London would make a horse dizzy, but here merely clears the brain. James Agate Agate, James null
4659 A harmless hilarity and a buoyant cheerfulness are not infrequent concomitants of genius; and we are never more deceived than when we mistake gravity for greatness, solemnity for science, and pomposity for erudition. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
4660 The Act of God designation on all insurance policies means roughly that you cannot be insured for the accidents that are most likely to happen to you. If your ox kicks a hole in your neighbor's Maserati, however, indemnity is instantaneous. Alan Coren Coren, Alan null
4661 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library, this republic of letters, where neither rank, office, nor wealth receives the slightest consideration. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
4662 When we reside in an attic we enjoy a supper of fried fish and stout. When we occupy the first floor it takes an elaborate dinner at the Continental to give us the same amount of satisfaction. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
4663 Some people say I've sold out, you know. I was this role model for heavy people. But I never set out to be a role model. It's not my goal. So I'm selfish. Sue me. Ricki Lake Lake, Ricki null
4664 Responsibility: a detachable burden easily shifted to the shoulders of God, Fate, Fortune, Luck or one's neighbor. In the days of astrology it was customary to unload it upon a star. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4665 A precious liquid, a poison dearer than that of the Borgias - because it is made from our blood, our health, our sleep, and two-thirds of our love - we must be stingy with it. Charles Baudelaire, on hatred Baudelaire, Charles null
4666 The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. Hannah Whitall Smith Smith, Hannah Whitall null
4667 Habit is thus the enormous flywheel of society, its most precious conservative agent. It alone is what keeps us all within the bounds of ordinance, and saves the children of fortune from the envious uprisings of the poor. William James James, William null
4668 I am pretty sure that, if you will be quite honest, you will admit that a good rousing sneeze, one that tears open your collar and throws your hair into your eyes, is really one of life's sensational pleasures. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
4669 If most of us are ashamed of shabby clothes and shoddy furniture, let us be more ashamed of shabby ideas and shoddy philosophies. It would be a sad situation if the wrapper were better than the meat wrapped inside it. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4670 When it comes to having a central nervous system, and the ability to feel pain, hunger, and thirst, a rat is a pig is a dog is a boy. Ingrid Newkirk Newkirk, Ingrid null
4671 What is tolerance? It is the consequence of humanity. We are all formed of frailty and error; let us pardon reciprocally each other's folly- that is the first law of nature. Voltaire Voltaire null
4672 How hard it is to escape from places. However carefully one goes they hold you - you leave little bits of yourself fluttering on the fences - like rags and shreds of your very life. Katherine Mansfield Mansfield, Katherine null
4673 Yes, I am positive that one of the great curatives of our evils, our maladies, social, moral, and intellectual, would be a return to the soil, a rehabilitation of the work of the fields. Charles Wagner Wagner, Charles null
4674 The difference between Beethoven and Mahler is the difference between watching a great man walk down the street and watching a great actor act the part of a great man walking down the street. Aaron Copland Copland, Aaron null
4675 Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
4676 Try as hard as we may for perfection, the net result of our labors is an amazing variety of imperfectness. We are surprised at our own versatility in being able to fail in so many different ways. Samuel McChord Crothers Crothers, Samuel McChord null
4677 I do not value any view of the universe into which man and the institutions of man enter very largely and absorb much of the attention. Man is but the place where I stand, and the prospect hence is infinite. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4678 The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it. Wendell Berry Berry, Wendell null
4679 One out of three hundred and twelve Americans is a bore, and a healthy male adult bore consumes each year one and a half times his own weight in other people's patience. John Updike Updike, John null
4680 I have a great dog. She's half Lab, half pit bull. A good combination. Sure, she might bite off my leg, but she'll bring it back to me. Jim Celeste Celeste, Jim null
4681 The physician can bury his mistakes, but the architect can only advise his client to plant vines - so they should go as far as possible from home to build their first buildings. Frank Lloyd Wright Wright, Frank Lloyd null
4682 Human prosperity never rests but always craves more, till blown up with pride it totters and falls. From the opulent mansions pointed at by all passers-by none warns it away, none cries, "Let no more riches enter!" Aeschylus Aeschylus null
4683 This nation was built by men who took risks - pioneers who were not afraid of the wilderness, business men who were not afraid of failure, scientists who were not afraid of the truth, thinkers who were not afraid of progress, dreamers who were not afraid Brooks Atkinson Atkinson, Brooks null
4684 I imagine one of the reasons people cling to their hates so stubbornly is because they sense, once hate is gone, they will be forced to deal with pain. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
4685 Homesickness is absolutely nothing. Fifty percent of the people in the world are homesick all the time. You don't really long for another country. You long for something in yourself that you don't have, or haven't been able to find. John Cheever Cheever, John null
4686 Your life is something opaque, not transparent, as long as you look at it in an ordinary human way. But if you hold it up against the light of God's goodness, it shines and turns transparent, radiant and bright. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
4687 Man is the animal that intends to shoot himself out into interplanetary space, after having given up on the problem of an efficient way to get himself five miles to work and back each day. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
4688 I have heard with admiring submission the experience of the lady who declared that the sense of being perfectly well-dressed gives a feeling of inward tranquility which religion is powerless to bestow. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4689 California is a queer place - in a way, it has turned its back on the world, and looks into the void Pacific. It's sort of crazy-sensible. Just the moment: hardly as far ahead as "carpe diem." D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4690 Don't be afraid to give your best to what seemingly are small jobs. Every time you conquer one it makes you that much stronger. If you do the little jobs well, the big ones will tend to take care of themselves. Dale Carnegie Carnegie, Dale null
4691 If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company. I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
4692 May God grant you many years to live, for sure He must be knowing, the earth has angels all too few and Heaven is overflowing. Irish Blessing Proverb - Irish null
4693 What is more mortifying than to feel you've missed the plum for want of courage to shake the tree? Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
4694 If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater. Pam Brown Brown, Pam null
4695 Political debates are sort of like stock-car races. No one really cares who wins; they just want to see the crashes. Molly Ivins Ivins, Molly null
4696 My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding, and the baby at every christening. Alice Roosevelt Longworth Longworth, Alice Roosevelt null
4697 The effectiveness of our memory banks is determined not by the total number of facts we take in, but the number we wish to reject. Jon Wynne-Tyson Wynne-Tyson, Jon null
4698 If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time, and you would achieve nothing. Margaret Thatcher Thatcher, Margaret null
4699 Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel, he ends by having many acquaintances, but no friends. Seneca Seneca null
4700 The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make one's mind a pleasant place in which to spend one's leisure. Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
4701 Rules are like flagpoles in a slalom race: You observe their presence religiously, skirt around them as closely as possible, and never let them cut your speed. Katherine Neville Neville, Katherine null
4702 It wasn't by accident that the Gettysburg address was so short. The laws of prose writing are as immutable as those of flight, of mathematics, of physics. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
4703 The penguin flies backwards because he doesn't care to see where he's going, but wants to see where he's been. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
4704 Who has not felt envious of chess players? You sense in the room a peculiar field of alienation from which a chill inimical to nonparticipants flows. Osip Mandelstam Mandelstam, Osip null
4705 One has to look out for engineers - they begin with sewing machines and end up with the atomic bomb. Marcel Pagnol Pagnol, Marcel null
4706 Why should a man's mind have been thrown into such close, sad, sensational, inexplicable relations with such a precarious object as his body? Thomas Hardy Hardy, Thomas null
4707 It is not necessary to advertise food to hungry people, fuel to cold people, or houses to the homeless. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
4708 There is a vital force in rumor. Though crushed to earth, to all intents and purposes buried, it can rise again without apparent effort. Eleanor Robson Belmont Belmont, Eleanor Robson null
4709 You can't be suspicious of a tree, or accuse a bird or a squirrel of subversion or challenge the ideology of a violet. Hal Borland Borland, Hal null
4710 An audience is never wrong. An individual member of it may be an imbecile, but a thousand imbeciles together in the dark - that is critical genius. Billy Wilder Wilder, Billy null
4711 The fishermen know that the sea is dangerous and the storm is terrible, but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore. Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh, Vincent null
4712 How wonderful it must be to speak the language of the angels, with no words for hate and a million words for love! Eileen Elias Freeman Freeman, Eileen Elias null
4713 Passions are like the trout in a pond; one devours the others until only one fat old trout is left. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck, Otto von null
4714 Rock has the ability to embarrass you several years later. It takes itself so seriously, whereas pop never pretends to have any depth. Jonathan Ross Ross, Jonathan null
4715 Exhilaration is that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you, and just before you realize what's wrong with it. Rex Harrison Harrison, Rex null
4716 Who is wise? He that learns from everyone. Who is powerful? He that governs his passions. Who is rich? He that is content. Who is that? Nobody. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
4717 The bed is a bundle of paradoxes: we go to it with reluctance, yet we quit it with regret; we make up our minds every night to leave it early, but we make up our bodies every morning to keep it late. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
4718 Wash what is dirty, water what is dry, heal what is wounded. Bend what is stiff, warm what is cold, guide what goes off the road. Stephen Langton Langton, Stephen null
4719 Her own mother lived the latter years of her life in the horrible suspicion that electricity was dripping invisibly all over the house. James Thurber Thurber, James null
4720 There is nothing more dangerous than history used as a defense, or history used for preaching; history used as a tool is no longer history. Marcel Trudel Trudel, Marcel null
4721 The Marshall Plan will go down in history as one of America's greatest contributions to the peace of the world. Harry S. Truman Truman, Harry S. null
4722 Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not. Henri Frederic Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
4723 The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day, you're off it. Jackie Gleason Gleason, Jackie null
4724 With spots quadrangular of diamond form, Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife, And spades, the emblems of untimely graves. William Cowper Cowper, William null
4725 A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors. William R. Inge Inge, William Ralph null
4726 I often pray, though I'm not really sure Anyone's listening; and I phrase it carefully, just in case He's literary. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
4727 The forceps of our minds are clumsy things and crush the truth a little in the course of taking hold of it. H. G. Wells Wells, H. G. null
4728 Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed. Edmund Cooke Cooke, Edmund null
4729 His clothes fit him so ill, and constrain him so much, that he seems rather their prisoner than their proprietor. Philip Dormer Stanhope Stanhope, Philip Dormer null
4730 The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
4731 Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns. George Eliot Eliot, George null
4732 The greatest poem ever known is one all poets have outgrown: The poetry, innate, untold, of being only four years old. Christopher Morley Morley, Christopher null
4733 If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again. Flavia Weedn Weedn, Flavia null
4734 Because the heart beats under a covering of hair, of fur, feathers, or wings, it is, for that reason, to be of no account? Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
4735 As a solid rock is not shaken by a strong gale, so wise persons remain unaffected by praise or censure. Buddha Buddha null
4736 My characters never die screaming in rage. They attempt to pull themselves back together and go on. And that's basically a conservative view of life. Jane Smiley Smiley, Jane null
4737 The unfortunate thing about this world is that good habits are so much easier to give up than bad ones. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
4738 Tis blessed to bestow, and yet, could we bestow the gifts we get, and keep the ones we give away, how happy were our Christmas day! Carolyn Wells Wells, Carolyn null
4739 Home is a name, a word, it is a strong one; stronger than magician ever spoke, or spirit ever answered to, in the strongest conjuration. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
4740 Each has his past shut in him like the leaves of a book known to him by heart and his friends can only read the title. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
4741 When the designs are chosen with care, tattoos have a power and magic all their own. They decorate the body but they also enhance the soul. Michelle Delio Delio, Michelle null
4742 Football causes fighting, brawling, contention, quarrel picking, murder, homicide and great effusion of blood, as daily experience teaches. Philip Stubbes, 1583 Stubbes, Philip null
4743 And this, our life, exempt from public haunt, finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks, sermons in stones, and good in everything. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4744 There's lots of people in this world who spend so much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4745 Once conform, once do what others do because they do it, and a kind of lethargy steals over all the finer senses of the soul. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
4746 The day before yesterday always has been a glamour day. The present is sordid and prosaic. Time colors history as it does a meerschaum pipe. Vincent Starrett Starrett, Vincent null
4747 Then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down and kissed him. And the world cracked open. Agnes de Mille de Mille, Agnes null
4748 To give thanks in solitude is enough. Thanksgiving has wings and goes where it must go. Your prayer knows much more about it than you do. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
4749 Trees are poems that earth writes upon the sky, We fell them down and turn them into paper, That we may record our emptiness. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
4750 Everything that frees our spirit without giving us control of ourselves is ruinous. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4751 The only man who really needs a tail coat is a man with a hole in his trousers. John Taylor Taylor, John null
4752 It (rain) sounds like all the little beggars of the world, tapping their canes and crutches on the roof as they go out to ask for bread. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
4753 The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong. Nevin Fenneman Fenneman, Nevin null
4754 Nationalism means that every little group of twerps with its own slang, haircut, and pet name for God should have a country. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
4755 The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
4756 Some places speak distinctly. Certain dank gardens cry aloud for a murder; certain old houses demand to be haunted; certain coasts are set apart for shipwrecks. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
4757 Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
4758 The one charm of marriage is that it makes a life of deception absolutely necessary for both parties. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4759 It is utterly forbidden to be half-hearted about gardening. You have got to love your garden whether you like it or not. W. C. Sellar & R. J. Yeatman Sellar, W. C. & Yeatman, R. J. null
4760 England and America should scrap cricket and baseball and come up with a new game that they both can play. Like baseball, for example. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
4761 All that we know is nothing, we are merely crammed wastepaper baskets, unless we are in touch with that which laughs at all our knowing. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4762 Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence. Rosalynn Carter Carter, Rosalynn null
4763 Our thoughts are unseen hands shaping the people we meet. Whatever we truly think them to be, that's what they'll become for us. Richard Cowper Cowper, Richard null
4764 There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the heart goes to the water brooks. Philip C. Hamerton Hamerton, Philip C. null
4765 Imagine what it would be like if TV actually were good. It would be the end of everything we know. Marvin Minksy Minksy, Marvin null
4766 The war between being and nothingness is the underlying illness of the twentieth century. Boredom slays more of existence than war. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
4767 My dear friend, clear your mind of cant. You may talk as other people do, but don't think foolishly. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
4768 Here's a sigh to those who love me, and a smile to those who hate; and whatever sky's above me, here's a heart for every fate. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
4769 The trouble with her is that she lacks the power of conversation but not the power of speech. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4770 The present letter is a very long one, simply because I had no leisure to make it shorter. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
4771 Man embraces in his makeup all the natural orders; he's a squid, a mollusk, a sucker, and a buzzard; sometimes he's a cerebrate. Martin H. Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
4772 It's hard for me to get used to these changing times. I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty. George Burns Burns, George null
4773 Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles. Maltbie D. Babcock Babcock, Maltbie D. null
4774 There is a story of an Oxford student who once remarked, "I despise all Americans, but have never met one I didn't like." Gordon Allport Allport, Gordon null
4775 One cannot and must not try to erase the past merely because it does not fit the present. Golda Meir Meir, Golda null
4776 I've met so many people, often the scum of the earth, and found them, you know, quite decent. I am an uncomfortable stranger to moral indignation. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
4777 Like everybody else, when I don't know what else to do, I seem to go in for catching colds. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
4778 She looked as if she had been poured into her clothes and had forgotten to say "when." P. G. Wodehouse Wodehouse, P. G. null
4779 Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. Newt Gingrich Gingrich, Newt null
4780 Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
4781 We face the question whether a still higher "standard of living" is worth its cost in things natural, wild, and free. Aldo Leopold Leopold, Aldo null
4782 Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best. Henry van Dyke Van Dyke, Henry null
4783 Until mountain hiking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm. Jacquie Phelan Phelan, Jacquie null
4784 Ring the bells that still can ring, forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything, that's how the light gets in. Leonard Cohen Cohen, Leonard null
4785 Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
4786 Dentist: a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4787 Apology is a lovely perfume; it can transform the clumsiest moment into a gracious gift. Margaret Lee Runbeck Runbeck, Margaret Lee null
4788 The mildest, drowsiest sister has been known to turn tiger if her sibling is in trouble. Clara Ortega Ortega, Clara null
4789 Books must be read as deliberately and reservedly as they were written. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4790 It has always been my rule never to smoke when asleep, and never to refrain when awake. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4791 The English country gentleman galloping after a fox - the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4792 Why don't they make the whole plane out of that black box stuff? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
4793 It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word. Andrew Jackson Jackson, Andrew null
4794 Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one. Charles De Gaulle de Gaulle, Charles null
4795 Talk about dance? Dance is not something to talk about. Dance is to dance. Peter Saint James Saint James, Peter null
4796 If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
4797 Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it. Oliver Herford Herford, Oliver null
4798 There they stand, the innumerable stars, shining in order like a living hymn, written in light. Nathaniel Willis Willis, Nathaniel null
4799 Living in an age of advertisement, we are perpetually disillusioned. J. B. Priestley Priestley, J. B. null
4800 The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr. null
4801 I don't like standard beauty - there is no beauty without strangeness. Karl Lagerfeld Lagerfeld, Karl null
4802 The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Boris Pasternak Pasternak, Boris null
4803 A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle. Ian Fleming Fleming, Ian null
4804 The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality. Henri Cartier-Bresson Cartier-Bresson, Henri null
4805 Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain. Carl Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
4806 Thrift is not an affair of the pocket, but an affair of character. S.W. Straus Straus, S.W. null
4807 Chi Wen Tsu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough. Confucius Confucius null
4808 The American temptation is to believe that foreign policy is a subdivision of psychiatry. Henry Kissinger Kissinger, Henry A. null
4809 Las Vegas: all the amenities of modem society in a habitat unfit to grow a tomato. Jason Love Love, Jason null
4810 May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions. Joey Adams Adams, Joey null
4811 Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security. Eugene Ionesco Ionesco, Eugene null
4812 Help your brother's boat across, and your own will reach the shore. Hindu Proverb Proverb - Hindu null
4813 When we are born, we cry that we are come to this great stage of fools. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
4814 Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows. David T. Wolf Wolf, David T. null
4815 Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
4816 Never talk defeat. Use words like hope, belief, faith, victory. Norman Vincent Peale Peale, Norman Vincent null
4817 Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us. Peter de Vries de Vries, Peter null
4818 Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
4819 The best way to stop smoking is to just stop - no ifs, ands, or butts. Edith Zittler Zittler, Edith null
4820 It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis. Margaret Bonnano Bonnano, Margaret null
4821 Trust your own instinct. Your mistakes might as well be your own, instead of someone else's. Billy Wilder Wilder, Billy null
4822 Logic hasn't wholly dispelled the society of witches and prophets and sorcerers and soothsayers. Raymond Jones Jones, Raymond null
4823 The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
4824 The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? Pablo Casals Casals, Pablo null
4825 Any concern too small to be turned into a prayer is too small to be made into a burden. Corrie ten Boom ten Boom, Corrie null
4826 A nation that forgets its past can function no better than an individual with amnesia. David McCullough McCullough, David null
4827 Luxury: The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
4828 He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
4829 Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
4830 I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds. Robert Bridges Bridges, Robert null
4831 A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts. Charles Wesley Burns Burns, Charles Wesley null
4832 Think occasionally of the suffering of which you spare yourself the sight. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
4833 We are adhering to life now with our last muscle - the heart. Djuna Barnes Barnes, Djuna null
4834 The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work. Harry Golden Golden, Harry null
4835 Posy and pearls, amethyst and gold, forever you and I, our precious love to hold. Astrid Alauda Alauda, Astrid null
4836 We ought to dance with rapture that we might be alive - and part of the living, incarnate cosmos. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
4837 Your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. Lauren Bacall Bacall, Lauren null
4838 Old houses mended cost little less than new before they're ended. Colley Cibber Cibber, Colley null
4839 It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. Grace Hopper Hopper, Grace null
4840 A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. Phyllis Diller Diller, Phyllis null
4841 It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs. Sherrill Brown Brown, Sherrill null
4842 Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. Charles Frohman Frohman, Charles null
4843 When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback. Bill Copeland Copeland, Bill null
4844 Don't bargain for fish that are still in the water. Indian Proverb Proverb - Indian null
4845 A different language is a different vision of life. Federico Fellini Fellini, Federico null
4846 How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains! John Muir Muir, John null
4847 The truly fashionable are beyond fashion. Cecil Beaton Beaton, Cecil null
4848 That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided. Horace Horace null
4849 Does college pay? They do if you are a good open-field runner. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
4850 Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love. Fanny Crosby Crosby, Fanny null
4851 Television is simply automated day-dreaming. Lee Lovinger Lovinger, Lee null
4852 Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"? Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
4853 In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend. Solon Solon null
4854 Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4855 Poetry is to prose as dancing is to walking. John Wain Wain, John null
4856 The future has a way of arriving unannounced. George F. Will Will, George F. null
4857 Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off. Paul Brodeur Brodeur, Paul null
4858 Genius is more often found in a cracked pot than in a whole one. E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
4859 Habit, if not resisted, soon becomes necessity. St. Augustine Saint Augustine null
4860 From the deepest desires often come the deadliest hates. Socrates Socrates null
4861 A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of Life. Lee Drake Drake, Lee null
4862 I like a woman with a head on her shoulders. I hate necks. Steve Martin Martin, Steve null
4863 No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
4864 Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy. Howard P. Newton Newton, Howard P. null
4865 Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now. Bob Dylan Dylan, Bob null
4866 I do not believe or comprehend the world I live in. Bruce Springsteen Springsteen, Bruce null
4867 Cordless phones are great. If you can find them. Glenn Foster Foster, Glenn null
4868 A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip. Terri Guillemets Guillemets, Terry null
4869 If we all wore crowns, the kings would go bareheaded. R. H. Benson Benson, R. H. null
4870 A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude. Champfleury Champfleury null
4871 The first step binds one to the second. French Proverb Proverb - French null
4872 Good things, when short, are twice as good. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
4873 Well done is better than well said. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
4874 I have wasted my hours. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
4875 Ask not what you can do for your country, for they are liable to tell you. Mark Steinbeck Steinbeck, Mark null
4876 He has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty. Sam Houston, discussing an enemy Houston, Sam null
4877 When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4878 It is easier to produce ten volumes of philosophical writing than to put one principle into practice. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
4879 If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad, he should see how bad it is with representation. Old Farmer's Almanac Old Farmer's Almanac null
4880 There will always be a multitude who are congenitally unable to think straight. Charles Evans Hughes Hughes, Charles Evans null
4881 The cautious suitor who stays on the fence too long usually ends up getting the gate. Origin Unknown Unknown null
4882 Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
4883 Doing is the great thing. For if, resolutely, people do what is right, in time they come to like doing it. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
4884 This we know about "hard" and "easy" money: Any kind is hard to get and easy to spend. Anonymous Unknown null
4885 "A vegetarian diet is best for those who would be beautiful", we read. Well, it does not seem to have done much for the elephant. Punch Punch null
4886 I like clam hats and I don't wear spats, but I want my neckties wild! Stoddard King (from a song written in 1915) King, Stoddard null
4887 Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
4888 Things turn out best for people who make the best out of the way things turn out. John Wooden Wooden, John null
4889 He who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries. J. G. Holland Holland, J. G. null
4890 That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
4891 One of the main conveniences of marriage is that if you can't stand a visitor, you can pass him along to your wife. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
4892 The reason that good women flock to see my pictures is that there is a little bit of vampire instinct in every woman. Theta Bara Bara, Theta null
4893 Before marriage, the three little words are "I love you." After marriage, they are "Let's eat out." Origin Obscure Unknown null
4894 At a certain age, some people's minds close up; They live on their intellectual fat. W. L. Phelps Phelps, William Lyon null
4895 If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner, you have learned how to live. Lin Yutang Yutang, Lin null
4896 I don't want any yes men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs. Sam Goldwyn Goldwyn, Samuel null
4897 Friendship is like earthenware, once broken it can be mended; Love is like a mirror, once broken that ends it. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
4898 The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4899 I'm the only man who has a marriage license made out, "To whom it may concern." Mickey Rooney Rooney, Mickey null
4900 Only in show business could a guy with a C-Minus average be considered an intellectual. Mort Sahl Sahl, Mort null
4901 Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered. Al Capp Capp, Al null
4902 Early to bed and early to rise is a bad rule for anyone who wishes to become acquainted with our most prominent and influential people. George Ade Ade, George null
4903 The sooner you are there (at the airport), the sooner you will find out how long you will be delayed. Shelley Berman Berman, Shelley null
4904 Never put off until tomorrow that which can be avoided altogether. Anonymous Unknown null
4905 A man who prides himself on his ancestry is like the potato plant: the best part is underground. Spanish Proverb Proverb - Spanish null
4906 To accept a favor is to forfeit liberty. Laberius Laberius null
4907 From the faults of another, a wise man will correct his own. Laberius Laberius null
4908 Never ask a favor of a man until he has had his dinner. Punch Punch null
4909 I am a speculator. The word comes from the latin "speculari," which means "observe." I observe. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
4910 Each of us lives a life that has never been, or ever will be exactly like that of any other human being. Source Unknown Unknown null
4911 Do not assume that the other fellow has intelligence equal to yours. He may have more. Terry Thomas Thomas, Terry null
4912 Kindness goes a long way lots of times when it should stay at home. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
4913 One swallow does not make a summer, but too many swallows make a fall. G. D. Prentice Prentice, George Dennison null
4914 Who ends the day with wholesome food begins the next in a happy mood. Ancient Adage Proverb - Ancient null
4915 Our own happiness ought not, of course, to be our main object. Sir John Lubbock Lubbock, Sir John null
4916 Some people think doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell. Dorothy Canfield Canfield, Dorothy null
4917 If there is a faith that can move mountains, it is a faith in your own power. Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von null
4918 Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
4919 Wherever there is a human being, there is an opportunity for kindness. Seneca Seneca null
4920 The first mistake in public business is going into it. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
4921 Everything in nature tells a different story to all eyes that see and to all ears that hear. R. G. Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
4922 Never trust a base runner who's limping. Comes a base hit and you'd think he just got back from Lourdes. Joe Garagiola Garagiola, Joe null
4923 Ask your child what he wants for dinner only if he's buying. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
4924 The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture. Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock, Alfred null
4925 Anyone who is concerned about his dignity would be well advised to keep away from horses. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh null
4926 If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4927 No one gossips about other people's secret virtues. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
4928 One man's word is no man's word; We should quietly hear both sides. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
4929 How simple it is to see that all the worry in the world cannot control the future. How simple it is to see that we can only be happy now. And that there will never be a time when it is not now. Gerald Jampolsky Jampolsky, Gerald G. null
4930 Jazz will endure as long as people hear it through their feet instead of their brains. John Philip Sousa Sousa, John Philip null
4931 It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
4932 Those who try to lead the people can only do so by following the mob. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4933 If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
4934 The cat who doesn't act finicky soon loses control of his owner. Morris the Cat Morris the Cat null
4935 Rest is a good thing, but boredom is its brother. Voltaire Voltaire null
4936 A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
4937 You can't turn back the clock, but you can wind it up again. Bonnie Prudden Prudden, Bonnie null
4938 There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote. Lyndon Baines Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
4939 Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it. David Hockney Hockney, David null
4940 It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own. Henry B. Adams Adams, Henry Brooks null
4941 My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years. Margaret Anderson Anderson, Margaret null
4942 A real friend is someone who takes a winter vacation on a sun drenched beach and doesn't send you a card. Farmer's Almanac Farmer's Almanac null
4943 Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow. Calvin Coolidge Coolidge, Calvin null
4944 Marriage is like a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
4945 Men always want to be a woman's first love; women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
4946 (Those born in November) ... should prize the topaz's amber hue - emblem of friends and lovers true. Birthstone Rhymes Birthstone Rhymes null
4947 We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex - but congress can. Cullen Hightower Hightower, Cullen null
4948 If we knew beforehand where we were going to fall, we could lay down a carpet. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
4949 Some people will never learn anything because they understand everything too soon Source Obscure Unknown null
4950 I tried, in my time, to be a philosopher, but ... cheerfulness was always breaking in. Oliver Edwards Edwards, Oliver null
4951 Always read the preface of a book. It enables you to survey more completely the book itself. B. W. Proctor Proctor, B. W. null
4952 While honey lies in every clover no doubt, it takes a bee to get the honey out. Arthur Gutterman Gutterman, Arthur null
4953 Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both sides before we commiit ourselves to either. Aesop's Fables Aesop null
4954 I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes. Bette Midler Midler, Bette null
4955 Young people don't know what age is, and old people forget what youth was. English Proverb Proverb - English null
4956 Man is like palm wine; when young, it's sweet but without strength, but in age, strong and harsh. African Proverb Proverb - African null
4957 Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4958 He that would the daughter win must with the mother first begin. John Ray Ray, John null
4959 But old age can have its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
4960 It is worthwhile for anyone to have behind him a few generations of honest, hardworking ancestry. John Phillips Marquand Marquand, John Phillips null
4961 The drink of which one never tires is water; the fruit of which one never wearies is a child. Tamil Proverb Proverb - Tamil null
4962 About the only thing we have left that actually discriminates in favor of the plain folk is the stork. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
4963 It is with true love as it is with ghosts: everyone talks of it, but few have ever seen it. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
4964 Fiction takes many forms: novels, short stories, plays, campaign promises. James K. Feibleman Feibleman, James K. null
4965 He slept beneath the moon, he basked in the sun; he lived a life of going-to-do, and died with nothing done. James Albery Albery, James null
4966 The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. Jean Giraudoux Giraudoux, Jean null
4967 The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made. Jean Giraudoux Giraudoux, Jean null
4968 The cat may very well be man's best friend, but would never stoop to admitting it. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
4969 Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudice laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
4970 Just because you do not take an interest in politics, does not mean politics won't take an interest in you. Pericles Pericles null
4971 Better a sinner who knows he's a sinner than a saint who knows he's a saint. Yiddish Saying Proverb - Yiddish null
4972 Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
4973 Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world. Nelson Mandela Mandela, Nelson null
4974 A drama critic is a person who surprises the playwright by informing him of what he meant. Wilson Mizner Mizner, Wilson null
4975 Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but of playing a good hand well. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
4976 A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, nor a garden without love. English Adage Proverb - English null
4977 People live for tomorrow because the day after tomorrow is doubtful. Source Obscure Unknown null
4978 Time and words can't be recalled even if it was only yesterday. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
4979 The spider as an artist has never been employed, though his surpassing merit is freely certified. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
4980 We'll weather the weather whatever the weather, whether we like it or not. Old Winter Saying Unknown null
4981 We are not free to use today, or to promise tomorrow, because we are already mortgaged to yesterday. R. W. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
4982 New Yorkers are nice about giving street directions - in fact, they seem proud of knowing where they are themselves. Katherine Brush Brush, Katherine null
4983 The ocean is a body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
4984 You aren't really old until nothing is fun enough to make you forget the weather. Robert Quillen Quillen, Robert null
4985 At one early, glittering dinner party at Buckingham Palace, the trembling hand of a nervous waiter spilled a spoonful of decidedly hot soup down my neck. How could I manage to ease his mind, except to say, without thinking: "Never darken my Dior again!" Beatrice Lillie Lillie, Beatrice null
4986 It's possible to have too much in life. Too many clothes jade our appreciation for new ones; too much money can put us out of touch with life; too much free time can dull the edge of the soul. Joan Chittister Chittister, Joan null
4987 When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior. Simone de Beauvoir Beauvoir, Simone de null
4988 Speech is man's most confused and egocentric expression; the most orderly and magnanimous utterance is song. Ned Rorem Rorem, Ned null
4989 Experience is what really happens to you in the long run; the truth that finally overtakes you. Katherine Anne Porter Porter, Katherine Anne null
4990 I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something's wrong with me. Elayne Boosler Boosler, Elayne null
4991 What is most real for me are the illusions I create with my paintings. Everything else is quicksand. Eugene Delacroix Delacroix, Eugene null
4992 Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing. William Feather Feather, William null
4993 It is the malady of our age that the young are so busy teaching us that they have no time left to learn. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
4994 A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject. Ernest Gellner Gellner, Ernest null
4995 I sing to people about what matters. I sing to the realists; people who accept it like it is. I express problems. There are tears when it's sad and smiles when it's happy. It seems simple to me, but to some, feelings take courage. Aretha Franklin Franklin, Aretha null
4996 Middle age is the time when a man is always thinking that in a week or two he will feel as good as ever. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
4997 He is blessed over all mortals who loses no moment of the passing life in remembering the past. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
4998 You gotta be a man to play baseball for a living but you gotta have a lot of little boy in you, too. Roy Campanella Campanella, Roy null
4999 The crimes of extreme civilization are certainly more atrocious man those of extreme barbarism. Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly d'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey null
5000 I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
5001 The erection of a monument is superfluous; our memory will endure if our lives have deserved it. Pliny the Younger Pliny the Younger null
5002 Purpose is the central ingredient of power. Powerful people and organizations have a strong, sometimes even skewed, sense of purpose. A strong point of view is worth eighty IQ points. Michael Eisner Eisner, Michael null
5003 Ever since Moses came down from the mountain with the tablets, the world has been moved by salesmen. David Mahoney Mahoney, David null
5004 A work of art has an author and yet, when it is perfect, it has something which is anonymous about it. Simone Weil Weil, Simone null
5005 It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap, that so much misery is caused in the world. William Cobbett Cobbett, William null
5006 You could cover the whole world with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through. Ilya Ehrenburg Ehrenburg, Ilya null
5007 Anyone can count the seeds in an apple, but only God can count the number of apples in a seed. Robert H. Schuller Schuller, Robert H. null
5008 Where misunderstanding serves others as an advantage, one is helpless to make oneself understood. Lionel Trilling Trilling, Lionel null
5009 We don't understand life any better at forty than at twenty, but by then we realize it and admit it. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
5010 Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them. Martin H. Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
5011 There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
5012 A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him. Sidney Greenberg Greenberg, Sidney null
5013 Liberation is an ever-shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises. Arianna Huffington Huffington, Arianna null
5014 The secret of managing is to keep the five guys who hate you away from the guys who are undecided. Casey Stengel Stengel, Casey null
5015 I shall continue to praise the English climate till I die, even if I die of the English climate. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
5016 Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
5017 Indignation is the seducer of thought. No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
5018 It's hard for a young girl to have patience for old age sitting and chewing all day over the past. Fannie Hurst Hurst, Fannie null
5019 The thing to do for insomnia is to get an opera score and read that. That will bore you to death. Marilyn Horne Horne, Marilyn null
5020 Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
5021 I am so busy doing nothing that the idea of doing anything - which as you know always leads to something - cuts into the nothing and then forces me to have to drop everything. Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry null
5022 We each have our own vision and a voice inside that talks only to us. We have to be able to hear it. Bob Dylan Dylan, Bob null
5023 I am convinced that the Muses and the Graces never thought of having breakfast anywhere but in bed. Mary Arnim Arnim, Mary null
5024 Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
5025 If I had to give young writers advice, I'd say don't listen to writers talking about writing. Lillian Hellman Hellman, Lillian null
5026 In the intercourse of life, we often please more by our defects than by our good qualities. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
5027 More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso. Sean Connery Connery, Sean null
5028 Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit. George Carlin Carlin, George null
5029 Americans are, if not the most self-critical, at least the most anxiously self-conscious people in the world, forever concerned about the inadequacy of something or other. Richard Hofstadter Hofstadter, Richard null
5030 The purpose of psychology is to give us a completely different idea of the things we know best. Paul Valery Valery, Paul null
5031 It is almost as presumptuous to think you can do nothing as to think you can do everything. Phillips Brooks Brooks, Phillips null
5032 In art and dream may you proceed with abandon. In life may you proceed with balance and stealth. Patti Smith Smith, Patti null
5033 I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives. Billy Connolly Connolly, Billy null
5034 Real intelligence is a creative use of knowledge, not merely an accumulation of facts. Kenneth Winebrenner Winebrenner, Kenneth null
5035 There are honest journalists like there are honest politicians. When bought, they stay bought. Bill Moyers Moyers, Bill null
5036 If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
5037 No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
5038 I must admit, it would be nice if I had a few more exciting personal qualities than I do. George McGovern McGovern, George null
5039 Determine never to be idle. No person will have occasion to complain of the want of time who never loses any. It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
5040 What is a bourgeois? I propose this definition: It is a person who has something put by. Andre Siegfried Siegfried, Andre null
5041 We shall never be content until each man makes his own weather and keeps it to himself. Jerome K. Jerome Jerome, Jerome K. null
5042 I see my face in the mirror and go, "I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?" Drew Carey Carey, Drew null
5043 All the problems of the world could be settled easily if men were only willing to think. Thomas Watson Watson, Thomas John, Sr. null
5044 Do you realize Beethoven composed all his music without ever having looked upon the sea? Anne Michaels Michaels, Anne null
5045 One cannot always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
5046 Adventures are an indication of inefficiency. Good explorers don't have them. Herbert Spencer Dickey Dickey, Herbert Spencer null
5047 Serious sport has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disregarding all rules, an4 sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence. George Orwell Orwell, George null
5048 Whoever heard of a fat man heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs? Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
5049 Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5050 If Cleopatra's nose had been shorter, the whole face of the world would have changed. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
5051 Rock won't eliminate your problems, but it will let you sort of dance all over them. Pete Townshend Townshend, Pete null
5052 Poetry is not an assertion of truth, but the making of that truth more fully real to us. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
5053 There's no force more powerful in filmmaking than the fear of an audience's boredom. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
5054 The one prediction that never comes true is, "You'll thank me for telling you this." Judith Martin Martin, Judith null
5055 Everyone who ever walked barefoot into his child's room late at night hates Legos. Tony Kornheiser Kornheiser, Tony null
5056 The cynic puts all human actions into two classes: openly bad and secretly bad. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
5057 The only credential the city asked was the boldness to dream. For those who did, it unlocked its gates and its treasures, not caring who they were or where they came from. Moss Hart Hart, Moss null
5058 Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
5059 Rock 'n' roll is not so much a question of electric guitars as it is striped pants. David Lee Roth Roth, David Lee null
5060 Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young. Fred Astaire Astaire, Fred null
5061 I am, in plainer words, a bundle of prejudices - made up of likings and dislikings. Charles Lamb Lamb, Charles null
5062 It is the people and the politicians who make war and the soldiers who make peace. Hugh L. Scott Scott, Hugh L. null
5063 Though wisdom cannot be gotten with gold, still less can it be gotten without it. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
5064 The growth of wisdom may be gauged accurately by the decline of ill temper. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
5065 Once, after finishing a picture, I thought I would stop for a while, take a trip, do things - the next time I thought of this, I found five years had gone by. Willem de Kooning Kooning, Willem de null
5066 Education is when you read the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don't. Pete Seeger Seeger, Pete null
5067 Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business. Robert A. Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. null
5068 A secret is not something unrevealed, but something told privately, in a whisper. Marcel Pagnol Pagnol, Marcel null
5069 One of the commonest ailments of the present day is premature formation of an opinion. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
5070 When man is not properly trained, he is the most savage animal on the face of the earth. Plato Plato null
5071 There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
5072 Blessed are the forgetful; for they get the better even of their blunders. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
5073 We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
5074 There are certain things in which mediocrity is intolerable: poetry, music, painting, public eloquence. What torture it is to hear a frigid speech being pompously declaimed, or second-rate verse spoken with all a bad poet's bombast! Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
5075 Burt Reynolds: He is the one me ladies like to dance with and their husbands like to drink with. He is the larger-than-life actor of our times. He is gifted, talented, naughty, and nice. Frank Sinatra Sinatra, Frank null
5076 Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
5077 The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress. Confucius Confucius null
5078 Obscenity is whatever happens to shock some elderly and ignorant magistrate. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
5079 The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused. Shirley MacLaine MacLaine, Shirley null
5080 If all our wishes were gratified, most of our pleasures would be destroyed. Richard Whately Whately, Richard null
5081 What we call "Progress" is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance. Havelock Ellis Ellis, Havelock null
5082 He who is outside the door has already a good part of the journey behind him. Dutch Proverb Proverb - Dutch null
5083 Drum solos are boring. Any kind of solo is. It detracts from the group identity. Keith Moon Moon, Keith null
5084 Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust. John Akers Akers, John null
5085 To be ignorant of what happened before you were born is to be ever a child. For what is man's lifetime unless the memory of past events is woven with those of earlier times? Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius #48 Fall 2012 replaced a shorter version
5086 The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children. Dietrich Bonhoeffer Bonhoeffer, Dietrich null
5087 I enjoy chaos and disorder, and not just because they help me professionally. George Carlin Carlin, George null
5088 Authors hide their big thefts by putting small ones between quotation marks. Paul Eldridge Eldridnoge, Paul null
5089 The sins of the flesh have always been very attractive to me - all of them. Michael Caine Caine, Michael null
5090 Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential. Will Cuppy Cuppy, Will null
5091 If you think you can, you're right. And if you think you can't, you're right. Mary Kay Ash Ash, Mary Kay null
5092 The way of the world is to praise dead saints and to persecute living ones. Nathaniel Howe Howe, Nathaniel null
5093 There are few successful adults who were not at first successful children. Alexander Chase Chase, Alexander null
5094 Men would be great criminals did they need as many laws as they make. Charles John Darling Darling, Charles John null
5095 If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball. Jack Lemmon Lemmon, Jack null
5096 There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend. Katherine Butler Hathaway Hathaway, Katherine Butler null
5097 The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5098 I personally think we developed language because of our deep need to complain. Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
5099 Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore. Cecil Beaton Beaton, Cecil null
5100 In the insurance business, there is no statute of limitations on stupidity. Warren Buffett Buffett, Warren null
5101 Having been unpopular in high school is not just cause for book publication. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
5102 Patriotism is in political life what faith is in religion, and it stands to the domestic feelings and to homesickness as faith to fanaticism and to superstition. Lord Acton Acton, Lord null
5103 The belly is ungrateful - it always forgets we already gave it something. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
5104 Nothing lives on so fresh and evergreen as the love with a funny bone. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
5105 Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago. Bernard Berenson Berenson, Bernard null
5106 No matter how much cats fight, there always seem to be plenty of kittens. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
5107 I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that. Lauren Bacall Bacall, Lauren null
5108 Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness. Faith Baldwin Baldwin, Faith null
5109 Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions. Clarence Darrow Darrow, Clarence S. null
5110 To ask for advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery. John Churton Collins Collins, John Churton null
5111 You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back. Horace Horace null
5112 Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars. Heraclitus Heraclitus null
5113 Self-pity is easily the most destructive of the nonpharmaceutical narcotics; it is addictive, gives momentary pleasure and separates the victim from reality. John Gardner Gardner, John null
5114 The wise man warns me that life is but a dewdrop on the lotus leaf. Rabindranath Tagore Tagore, Rabindranath null
5115 With me, a career was the simple matter of putting groceries on the table. James Cagney Cagney, James null
5116 If all the nations in the world are in debt, where did all the money go? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5117 Middle age is when you're not inclined to exercise anything but caution. Arthur Murray Murray, Arthur null
5118 I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
5119 Why can't life's problems hit us when we're seventeen and know everything? A. C. Jolly Jolly, A. C. null
5120 Money has only one use - to give one independence from his enemies. Humphrey Bogart Bogart, Humphrey null
5121 The art of acting morally is behaving as if everything we do matters. Gloria Steinem Steinem, Gloria null
5122 I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship. Louisa May Alcott Alcott, Louisa May null
5123 In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
5124 Many of us take hold of opportunity all right, but we let go too soon. A. P. Gouthey Gouthey, A. P. null
5125 Happiness isn't something you experience. It's something you remember. Oscar Levant Levant, Oscar null
5126 God is constantly at work creating great geniuses to pull the common people. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
5127 If the music doesn't say it, how can the words say it for the music? John Coltrane Coltrane, John null
5128 We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
5129 I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it. Garrison Keillor Keillor, Garrison null
5130 Recollect that trifles make perfection, and perfection is no trifle. Michelangelo Michelangelo null
5131 Bringing a child into the world is the greatest act of hope there is. Louise Hart Hart, Louise null
5132 Good budgeting produces a uniform distribution of dissatisfaction. Maurice Stans Stans, Maurice null
5133 The man who called it "near beer" was a bad judge of distance. Philander Johnson Johnson, Philander null
5134 It is by the odes that the man is aroused. It is by the rules of propriety that the character is established. It is from music that the finish is received. Confucius Confucius null
5135 People with bad consciences always fear the judgment of children. Mary McCarthy McCarthy, Mary null
5136 Politicians, after all, are not over a year behind public opinion. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5137 If law school is so tough, how come there are so many lawyers? Calvin Trillin Trillin, Calvin null
5138 The inventor tries to meet the demands of a crazy civilization. Thomas Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
5139 He who strikes the first blow admits he's lost the argument. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
5140 There is no solitude in the world like that of the big city. Kathleen Norris Norris, Kathleen null
5141 A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety. Aesop Aesop null
5142 There's little justice and certainly no mercy in this world. Ellery Queen Queen, Ellery null
5143 Once in every half-century, at longest, a family should be merged into the great, obscure mass of humanity, and forget all about its ancestors. Nathaniel Hawthorne Hawthorne, Nathaniel null
5144 An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
5145 Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist. Robert Allen Allen, Robert null
5146 Economic freedom cannot exist without political freedom. William Safire Safire, William null
5147 The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing. Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
5148 Abandon your animosities and make your sons Americans. Robert E. Lee Lee, Robert E. null
5149 The sky is full of tokens that speak to the intelligent. Hugh Miller Miller, Hugh null
5150 Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it's all the same day. -- Janis Joplin Janis Joplin Joplin, Janis null
5151 I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money. Bob Hope Hope, Bob null
5152 An artist's career always begins tomorrow. James McNeill Whistler Whistler, James McNeill null
5153 I have learned that only two things are necessary to keep one's wife happy. First, let her think she's having her way. And second, let her have it. Lyndon Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
5154 There must be more to life than having everything. Maurice Sendak Sendak, Maurice null
5155 I know for sure that what we dwell on is who we become. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah null
5156 They say women and music should never be dated. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
5157 Those who play with cats must expect to be scratched. Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
5158 Men of business must not break their word twice. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
5159 Little comfort can be sucked from a perhaps. Stephen Charnock Charnock, Stephen null
5160 The road to success is always under construction. Jim Miller Miller, Jim null
5161 Happiness is a work of art. Handle with care. Edith Wharton Wharton, Edith null
5162 Dance is the hidden language of the soul. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
5163 I was the first fat heroine - before Roseanne. Ricki Lake Lake, Ricki null
5164 If, after I depart this vale, you ever remember me and have thought to please my ghost, forgive some sinner and wink your eye at some homely girl. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
5165 For fools admire, but men of sense approve. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
5166 Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse. Arthur Baer Baer, Arthur "Bugs" null
5167 I am a man, I count nothing human foreign to me. Terence Terence null
5168 Half-knowledge is worse than ignorance. Thomas Macaulay Macaulay, Thomas Babington null
5169 It takes a long time to learn simplicity. Louis Malle Malle, Louis null
5170 Apathy is a sort of living oblivion. Horace Greeley Greeley, Horace null
5171 You're never too old to become younger. Mae West West, Mae null
5172 Nothing will work unless you do. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
5173 Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
5174 The greatest remedy for anger is delay. Seneca Seneca null
5175 Mrs. Carey thought there were only four professions for a gentleman: the Army, the Navy, the Law, and the Church. She had added medicine, but did not forget that in her young days no one ever considered the doctor a gentleman. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
5176 The souls of emperors and cobblers are cast in the same mold. The same reason that makes us wrangle with a neighbor causes a war betwixt princes. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
5177 Character is long-standing habit. Plutarch Plutarch null
5178 Instead of sympathizing with the poor and abolishing the rich, we must ruthlessly abolish the poor by raising their standard of life. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
5179 Thinking doesn't seem to help very much. The human brain is too high-powered to have many practical uses in this particular universe. Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
5180 Oh, to be only half as wonderful as my child thought I was when he was small, and only half as stupid as my teenager now thinks I am. Rebecca Richards Richards, Rebecca null
5181 I can picture in my mind a world without war, a world without hate. And I can picture us attacking that world, because they would never expect it. Jack Handey (Saturday Night Live) Handey, Jack null
5182 If you want to know all about Andy Warhol, just look at the surface of my paintings and films and me, and there I am; There's nothing behind it. Andy Warhol Warhol, Andy null
5183 Money differs from an automobile, a mistress, or cancer in being equally important to those who have it and those who do not. John Kenneth Galbraith Galbraith, John Kenneth null
5184 The poets of each generation seldom sing a new song. They turn themes men always have loved, and sing them in the mode of their times. Clarence Day Day, Clarence null
5185 First need in the reform of hospital management? That's easy! The death of all dietitians, and the resurrection of a French chef. Martin H. Fischer Fischer, Martin H. null
5186 Perhaps the old monks were right when they tried to root love out; perhaps the poets are right when they try to water it. It is a blood-red flower, with the color of sin; but there is always the scent of a god about it. Olive Schreiner Schreiner, Olive null
5187 Let us not dream that reason can ever be popular. Passions, emotions may be made popular, but reason remains ever the property of the few. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
5188 For all at last return to the sea - to Oceanus, the ocean river, like the ever-flowing stream of time, the beginning and the end. Rachel Carson Carson, Rachel null
5189 Do not be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5190 I have come up with a sure-fire concept for a hit television show, which would be called, "A Live Celebrity Gets Eaten by a Shark." Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
5191 It's said in Hollywood that you should always forgive your enemies - because you never know when you'll have to work with them. Lana Turner Turner, Lana null
5192 Don't you like writing letters? I do because it's such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you've done something. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
5193 I should like to see every man tinkering with every other man's art; what kaleidoscopic multitudinous results we should see! Percy Grainger Grainger, Percy null
5194 If someone's dumb enough to offer me a million dollars to make a picture, I am certainly not dumb enough to turn it down. Elizabeth Taylor Taylor, Elizabeth null
5195 If a book come from the heart, it will contrive to reach other hearts; all art and authorcraft are of small amount to that. Thomas Carlyle Carlyle, Thomas null
5196 We should not wrap ourselves in a banner of so-called principle when we are really concerned only with economic advantage. J. L. McCaffrey McCaffrey, J. L. null
5197 It's enormously important that families eat together. One of the things that's wrong with us is the damn microwave. Kids come in one by one and fix themselves something to eat, and the family never sits down together. Shelby Foote Foote, Shelby null
5198 Success is like death. The more successful you become, the higher the houses in the hills get and the higher the fences get. Kevin Spacey Spacey, Kevin null
5199 A free press can, of course, be good or bad, but most certainly, without freedom, the press will never be anything but bad. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
5200 There is radicalism in all getting, and conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
5201 They have no lawyers in Utopia, for they consider them as a sort of people whose profession it is to disguise matters. Sir Thomas More More, Sir Thomas null
5202 Poverty is an anomaly to rich people; it is very difficult to make out why people who want dinner do not ring the bell. Walter Bagehot Bagehot, Walter null
5203 It is unwise to be too sure of one's own wisdom, it is healthy to be reminded that the strongest might weaken and the wisest might err. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
5204 Men will confess to treason, murder, arson, false teeth, or a wig. How many of them will own up to a lack of humor? Frank Moore Colby Colby, Frank Moore null
5205 If you hear that a mountain has moved, believe; but if you hear that a man has changed his character, believe it not. Muslim Proverb Proverb - Muslim null
5206 People have declaimed against luxury for two thousand years, in verse and in prose, and people have always delighted in it. Voltaire Voltaire null
5207 Schools must not work with methods of fear, force, and artificial authority. Such treatment destroys the sound sentiments, the sincerity, and the self-confidence of pupils and produces a subservient subject. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5208 He that has once done you a kindness will be more ready to do you another, than he whom you yourself have obliged. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5209 I grew up in a family where water conservation was a way of life. I still cringe when I see pictures of Niagara Falls. Lewis Grizzard Grizzard, Lewis null
5210 The idea that egotism is the basis of the general welfare is the principle on which competitive society has been built. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
5211 It's a mystery. All I did was wear this bikini in "Dr. No" - not even a small one - and whoosh! Overnight I've made it. Ursula Andress Andress, Ursula null
5212 Clergyman: A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of bettering his temporal ones. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
5213 If we cannot be decent, let us endeavor to be graceful. If we can't be moral, at least we can avoid being vulgar. Langdon Mitchell Mitchell, Langdon null
5214 There are always a few people you do a lot for, and a few who do a lot for you, but they're not the same people. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
5215 I have always been willing to make an explanation, but never an excuse, for doing anything I considered proper. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
5216 The time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they look on the murder of men. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo null
5217 A new report from the government says raw eggs may have salmonella and may be unsafe, in fact, the latest government theory says it wasn't the fall that killed Humpty-Dumpty; he was dead before he hit the ground. Jay Leno Leno, Jay null
5218 Every man is naturally a Narcissus, and each passion in us no other but self-love sweetened by milder epithets. Joseph Glanville Glanville, Joseph null
5219 Nowhere can one find so miscellaneous, so various an amount of knowledge as is contained in a good newspaper. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
5220 I guess I should warn you. If I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said. Alan Greenspan Greenspan, Alan null
5221 The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda. Martin Buber Buber, Martin null
5222 I was a wiseguy, I talked too much, I spoke out of turn. And I was a notorious unachiever. Jerry Garcia Garcia, Jerry null
5223 I am the gadfly, all day long, everywhere, always fastening on you the people, arousing, persuading, reproaching you. Socrates Socrates null
5224 Of all the diseases of the mind there is not one more epidemical or more pernicious than the love of flattery. Richard Steele Steele, Richard null
5225 The aim of the liar is simply to charm, to delight, to give pleasure. He is the very basis of civilized society. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
5226 I think that to get under the surface and really appreciate the beauty of any country, one has to go there poor. Grace Moore Moore, Grace null
5227 If I had Aladdin's lamp and the usual three wishes, the first would always be, "Give me the first day of June." Gladys Taber Taber, Gladys null
5228 Being handsome can open doors. When I think about those who don't get the opportunity; I wrestle with that a bit. Brad Pitt Pitt, Brad null
5229 We wish genius and morality were affectionate companions, but it is a fact that they are often bitter enemies. Artemus Ward Ward, Artemus null
5230 I can't express myself in any conversation. But when I'm up on stage, it's all the world. It's my whole life. Jimi Hendrix Hendrix, Jimi null
5231 New York: The only city where people make radio requests like "This is for Tina - I'm sorry I stabbed you." Carol Leifer Leifer, Carol null
5232 The best way to keep children home is to make the home atmosphere pleasant - and let the air out of the tires. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
5233 Simple narcissism gives the power of beasts to politicians, professional wrestlers, and female movie stars. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
5234 He had no nose, properly speaking, but a large beak of preposterous widthlessness, which gave his whole face the expression of falling gravely downstairs, and quite obliterated the unimportant chin. e. e. cummings cummings, e. e. null
5235 Language is our body and our breath, our world and our thought, our perception and even our unconscious. Philippe Sollers Sollers, Philippe null
5236 The mind of man is less perturbed by a mystery he cannot explain than by an explanation he cannot understand. David Mamet Mamet, David null
5237 Conversion is not implanting eyes, for they exist already; but giving them a right direction, which they have not. Plato Plato null
5238 If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice. Estelle Getty Getty, Estelle null
5239 A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
5240 We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality. Judy Garland Garland, Judy null
5241 It is the restriction placed on vice by our social code which makes its pursuit so peculiarly agreeable. Kenneth Grahame Grahame, Kenneth null
5242 The real test in golf and in life is not in keeping out of the rough, but in getting out after we are in. John H. Moore Moore, John H. null
5243 You have to remember one thing about the will of the people; last year, we were swept away by the Macarena. Jon Stewart Stewart, Jon null
5244 Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
5245 I have views on most matters, and I am as willing as a politician to change most of them. James Agate Agate, James null
5246 Some people like to make of life a garden, and to walk only in its paths. Japanese Proverb Proverb - Japanese null
5247 No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have - and I think he is a dirty little beast. W. S. Gilbert Gilbert, W. S. null
5248 A safety island is a marked-off area in a street that permits cars to strike you only from the side. Timid Pedestrian Unknown null
5249 If you belittle yourself, you are believed; if you praise yourself, you are disbelieved. Montaigne Montaigne, Michel De null
5250 I hate the pollyanna pest who says all is for the best. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
5251 The silence of a treacherous man is to be feared even more than his words. Greek Proverb Proverb - Greek null
5252 The lion and the lamb will lie down together when the lamb hasn't anything the lion wants. Source Unknown Unknown null
5253 Traffic is so slow in New York City that the taxi meters run faster than the taxicabs. Anxious Rider Unknown null
5254 Reasoning with a child is fine, If you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own. John Mason Brown Brown, John Mason null
5255 Miracles sometimes occur, but one has to work terribly hard for them. Chaim Weizmann Weizmann, Chaim null
5256 What this country needs is a new type of mirror that will grow more charitable with the years. Author Unknown Unknown null
5257 Often it seems a pity that Noah and his party didn't miss the boat. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5258 A new baby is always the brightest cause for rejoicing in any house. Edward Fenton Fenton, Edward null
5259 There is nothing wrong with being addicted to money. It is the withdrawal symptoms that are so painful. Cullen Hightower Hightower, Cullen null
5260 A man who talks a great deal talks a great deal of nonsense; he who talks very little hardly ever talks sense. Hilaire Belloc Belloc, Hilaire null
5261 Boys are, at best, but pretty buds unblown, whose scent and hues are rather guessed than known. William Cowper Cowper, William null
5262 A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
5263 I don't ask for the meaning of the song of a bird or the rising of the sun on a misty morning. There they are, and they are beautiful. Pete Hamill Hamill, Pete null
5264 The secret of success is making hay with the grass that grows under other people's feet. Author Unknown Unknown null
5265 Let nothing foul to either eye or ear reach those doors within which dwells a boy. Juvenal Juvenal null
5266 The most difficult secret for a man to keep is his own opinion of himself. Marcel Pagnol Pagnol, Marcel null
5267 You can get everything in life you want, if you will help enough other people get what they want. Zig Ziglar Ziglar, Zig null
5268 Middle age is when a person your own age looks much older than you think you look. Author Unknown Unknown null
5269 There are many other possibilities more enlightening than the struggle to become the local doctor's most affluent ulcer case. Nelson A. Rockefeller Rockefeller, Nelson A. null
5270 (The United Nations) is created to prevent you from going to hell. It isn't created to take you to heaven. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. Lodge, Henry Cabot, Jr. null
5271 It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. Tom Stoppard Stoppard, Tom null
5272 Man's capacity for justice makes democracy possible, but man's inclination to injustice makes democracy necessary. Reinhold Niebuhr Niebuhr, Reinhold null
5273 I despise making the most of one's time: half of the pleasures of life consist of the opportunities one has neglected. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
5274 Stop worrying about what junior will do when he grows up - better go see what he's up to now. Anonymous Unknown null
5275 A recipe is only a theme which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation. Madame Benoit Benoit, Madame null
5276 You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration. James Allen Allen, James L. null
5277 Some people never hold a grudge ... they develop a new one every day. Cullen Hightower Hightower, Cullen null
5278 Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. George Eliot Eliot, George null
5279 One laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still. Robert Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
5280 Mothers are, indeed, the affectionate and effective teachers of the human race. Daniel Webster Webster, Daniel null
5281 Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people. Don Herold Herold, Don null
5282 The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
5283 In filling out your income tax return, let an accountant instead of your conscience be your guide. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5284 Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
5285 If the shoe fits, you're not allowing for growth. Robert N. Coons Coons, Robert N. null
5286 He who fishes for compliments can expect to be handed a line. Ivern Ball Ball, Ivern null
5287 Bores bore each other too, but it never seems to teach them anything. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
5288 All students are gifted; Some just open their packages earlier than others. Michael Carr Carr, Michael null
5289 If a sailor had a wife in every port, he'd also have a wife in every court. Source Unknown Unknown null
5290 When some men discharge an obligation, you can hear the report for miles around. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5291 Most men remember obligations, but are not often likely to be grateful. W. G. Simms Simms, W. G. null
5292 You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance. Ray Bradbury Bradbury, Ray null
5293 In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
5294 Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out. Michael Burke Burke, Michael null
5295 If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader. John Quincy Adams Adams, John Quincy null
5296 True success is overcoming the fear of being unsuccessful. Paul Sweeney Sweeney, Paul null
5297 Your interpretation of what you see and hear is just that - your interpretation. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
5298 Draw a circle, not a heart, around the one you love, because a heart can break but a circle goes on forever. Author Unknown Unknown null
5299 Science may never come up with a better office communication system than the coffee break. Earl Wilson Wilson, Earl null
5300 There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone. Jules Ellinger Ellinger, Jules null
5301 Never cherish the worries that you meet each day, for the better you treat them, the longer they stay. Source Obscure Unknown null
5302 If you want work done well, select a busy man. The other kind has no time. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
5303 The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing. Leigh Hunt Hunt, Leigh null
5304 It is indeed true that we live in tragic times, but too many people confuse tragedy with despair. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
5305 A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops. Henry Adams Adams, Henry Brooks null
5306 Our situation on this earth seems strange. Every one of us appears here involuntarily and uninvited for a short stay without knowing why. To me, it is enough to wonder at the secrets. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5307 St. Patrick's day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. Adrienne Cook Cook, Adrienne null
5308 Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle. Ken Hakuta Hakuta, Ken null
5309 We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve men every day who don't know anything and can't read. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5310 The world's wealthiest nation can never be satisfied until we are the world's healthiest. Lyndon B. Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
5311 The reckless driver is a person who passes you when you are exceeding the speed limit. Self Described Expert Unknown null
5312 He stood spellbound, like a child to whom his nurse is telling him some wonderful story. Honere De Balzac Balzac, Honere De null
5313 Conversation should be like a salad, composed of various ingredients and well stirred with salt, oil and vinegar. Setanti Setanti null
5314 His words, like so many nimble and airy servitors, trip about him at command. John Milton Milton, John null
5315 Culture is "to know the best that has been said and thought in the world." Matthew Arnold Arnold, Matthew null
5316 Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues. Confucius Confucius null
5317 It is only liquid currents of thought that move men and the world. Wendell Phillips Phillips, Wendell null
5318 It is easier for the generous to forgive than for the offenders to ask forgiveness. James Thomson Thomson, James null
5319 To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
5320 There was a man, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had. John Bunyan Bunyan, John null
5321 If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger? Thomas Huxley Huxley, Thomas Henry null
5322 Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done. C. E. Stowe Stowe, C. E. null
5323 Never chase a lie; let it alone and it will soon run itself to death. Lyman Beecher Beecher, Lyman null
5324 You cannot push a man up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
5325 Improve (your spare moments) and they will become the brightest gems in your life. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5326 Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue, it's a spiritual dissipation. Margaret DeLand DeLand, Margaret null
5327 Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm and harmony. Thomas Merton Merton, Thomas null
5328 Your life is made up of years that mean nothing, moments that mean all. Author Unknown Unknown null
5329 Do not the most moving moments in our lives find us without words? Marcel Marceau Marceau, Marcel null
5330 A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition. Jose Bergamin Bergamin, Jose null
5331 I'm proud to pay taxes in America. The only thing is I would be just as proud for half the money. Arthur Godfrey Godfrey, Arthur null
5332 What we want is to see the child in pursuit of knowledge, not knowledge in pursuit of the child. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
5333 The wonderful thing about a theory is that any fool can propose one. Gary B. Wright Wright, Gary B. null
5334 Broadmindedness is just another way of saying a fellow is too lazy to form an opinion. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5335 Trust him not with your secrets who, when left alone in your room, turns over your papers. Johann Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
5336 The one person who has more illusions than the dreamer is the man of action. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
5337 The best time to hold your tongue is the time when you feel you must say something or bust. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5338 There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you. Peter de Vries de Vries, Peter null
5339 The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory. Paul Fix Fix, Paul null
5340 Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5341 Drunkenness is temporary suicide: the happiness it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
5342 You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself. Galileo Galilei Galilei, Galileo null
5343 Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due. Justinian Justinian null
5344 My father must have had some elementary education, for he could read and write and keep accounts inaccurately. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
5345 Must the hunger become anger and the anger fury before anything will be done? John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
5346 I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't the guts to bite people themselves. August Strindberg Strindberg, August null
5347 Opera in English is, in the main, just about as sensible as baseball in Italian. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
5348 The trouble with our younger writers is that they are all in their sixties. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
5349 Fame is climbing a greasy pole for ten dollars and ruining trousers worth fifteen dollars. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5350 I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5351 A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors. Colin Wilson Wilson, Colin null
5352 Before I compose a piece, I walk around it several times accompanied by myself. Erik Satie Satie, Erik null
5353 Being on a tightrope is living; everything else is waiting. Karl Wallenda Wallenda, Karl null
5354 A man's feet should stand in his own country, but his eyes should survey the world. George Santayana Santayana, George null
5355 Justice is the insurance we have on our lives and property; obedience is the premium we pay for it. William Penn Penn, William null
5356 Let us not go over old ground; let us rather prepare for what is to come. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
5357 You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
5358 Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
5359 The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5360 We are here, and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
5361 The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life. William James James, William null
5362 Liberty doesn't work as well in practice as it does in speeches. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5363 I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours. Bernard Berenson Berenson, Bernard null
5364 How softly runs the afternoon beneath the billowy clouds of June. Charles Towne Towne, Charles null
5365 You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends. Joseph Conrad Conrad, Joseph null
5366 One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils. The thing to do is supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
5367 If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing. Kingsley Amis Amis, Kingsley null
5368 Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
5369 All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5370 The best portion of a good man's life is his little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and of love. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
5371 Life is like a cash register in that every account, every thought, every deed, like every sale, is registered and recorded. Fulton Sheen Sheen, Bishop Fulton J. null
5372 There are two kinds of light - the glow that illuminates and the glare that obscures. James Thurber Thurber, James null
5373 Writing is the only profession where no one considers you ridiculous if you earn no money. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
5374 They always talk who never think, and who have the least to say. Matthew Prior Prior, Matthew null
5375 Lose an hour in the morning and you will spend all day looking for it. Richard Whately Whately, Richard null
5376 Rivers in the United States are so polluted that acid rain makes them cleaner. Andrew Malcolm Malcolm, Andrew null
5377 When men reach their sixties and retire, they go to pieces. Women go right on cooking. Gail Sheehy Sheehy, Gail null
5378 It's (food) so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it. Julia Child Child, Julia null
5379 As the evening twilight fades away, the sky is filled with stars, invisible by day. Henry W. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
5380 There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is in having lots to do and not doing it Source Obscure Unknown null
5381 She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand. Saul Bellow Bellow, Saul null
5382 Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there. Mickey Friedman Friedman, Mickey null
5383 It is the wretchedness of being rich that you have to live with rich people. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
5384 Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway. John Wayne Wayne, John null
5385 The closing years of life are like the end of a masquerade party, when the masks are dropped. Arthur Schopenhauer Schopenhauer, Arthur null
5386 Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5387 A lie is an abomination unto the Lord and a very present help in time of trouble. Adlai Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
5388 The opposite of talking isn't listening. The opposite of talking is waiting. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
5389 When I went to school, I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years. George Burns Burns, George null
5390 Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything. Frank Dane Dane, Frank null
5391 Regarding the vice president: all he has to do is get up every morning and say, "How is the president?" Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5392 I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house. Zsa Zsa Gabor Gabor, Zsa Zsa null
5393 The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
5394 I've met only four perfect people in my life, and I didn't like any of them. Source Unknown Unknown null
5395 There's nothing wrong with Southern California that a rise in the ocean level wouldn't cure. Ross McDonald McDonald, Ross null
5396 Television is a medium because anything well done is rare. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
5397 Writers aren't exactly people ... they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
5398 I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest. Alexandre Dumas Dumas, Alexandre null
5399 People are always making rules for themselves, and always finding loopholes. William Rotsler Rotsler, William null
5400 Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than striking out. E. Joseph Cossman Cossman, E. Joseph null
5401 A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Arnold Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
5402 The highest reward for a person's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
5403 To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life. Robert L. Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
5404 Tipping began when gratuities were dropped in a box marked "T. I. P. S." - To Insure Prompt Service. Source Obscure Unknown null
5405 Drive-in banks were invented so that automobiles could visit their real owners. Anonymous Unknown null
5406 You hit home runs not by chance but by preparation. Roger Maris Maris, Roger null
5407 Make your whole year's plan in the spring, and your day's plans early in the morning. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
5408 Never walk away from failure, on the contrary, study it carefully for its hidden assets. Michael Korda Korda, Michael null
5409 I don't care how much a man talks if he only says it in a few words. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5410 I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate. George Burns Burns, George null
5411 I like a little rebellion now and then. It's like a storm in the atmosphere. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
5412 Every private citizen has a public responsibility. Myra Daniels Daniels, Myra null
5413 Progress always involves risk; you can't steal second base and keep your foot on first. Frederick Wilcox Wilcox, Frederick null
5414 You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
5415 Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise. Mary Kay Ash Ash, Mary Kay null
5416 Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
5417 There are two kinds of statistics: the kind you look up and the kind you make up. Rex Stout Stout, Rex null
5418 It is better to deserve honors and not have them than to have them and not deserve them. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5419 If an individual wants to be a leader and isn't controversial, that means he never stood up for anything. Richard Nixon Nixon, Richard M. null
5420 If you don't know where you are going, you will probably end up somewhere else. Laurence Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
5421 What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise. Kitty O'Neill Collins Collins, Kitty O'Neill null
5422 What a lot of people are saving for a rainy day is somebody else's umbrella. Caroline Clark Clark, Caroline null
5423 The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. Elizabeth Foley Foley, Elizabeth null
5424 You know you're old when you have lost all your marvels. Merry Brown Brown, Merry null
5425 Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others and the delight in the recognition. Alexander Smith Smith, Alexander null
5426 Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular. Lady Blessington Blessington, Lady null
5427 A father carries pictures where his money used to be. Proud, Happy Daddy Unknown null
5428 Recall it as often as you wish; a happy memory never wears out. Libbie Fudim Fudim, Libbie null
5429 If you don't like the games people play, make up your own games. Source Obscure Unknown null
5430 A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. Joseph Addison Addison, Joseph null
5431 It is easy for a somebody to be modest, but it is difficult to be modest when one is a nobody. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
5432 I'm tired of love, I'm still more tired of rhyme, but money gives me pleasure all the time. Hilaire Belloc Belloc, Hilaire null
5433 Some people think it's holding on that makes one strong. Sometimes it's letting go. Sylvia Robinson Robinson, Sylvia null
5434 Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself. William Channing Channing, William Ellery null
5435 A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him. David Brinkley Brinkley, David null
5436 Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for the big one to come along. Hugh Allen Allen, Hugh null
5437 Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away. Anonymous Unknown null
5438 Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
5439 It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do that makes life blessed. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
5440 It is better to sleep on things beforehand than to lie awake about them afterward. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
5441 Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep. Felix Frankfurter Frankfurter, Felix null
5442 The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we are ready for it. Arnold H. Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
5443 Winning is the most important thing in my life - after breathing. George Steinbrenner Steinbrenner, George null
5444 If you pray for another, you will be helped yourself. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
5445 Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
5446 Good fortune, like ripe fruit, ought to be enjoyed while it is still present. Epictetus Epictetus null
5447 I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night, and then the nap takes me. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
5448 Nowadays, those who love nature are accused of being romantic. Chamfort Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas null
5449 It is one of the great gifts of mind to be able to offer what is needed at the moment. Baltasar Gracian Gracian, Baltasar null
5450 Necessity is the mother of taking chances. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5451 Listen to music religiously, as if it were the last strain you might hear. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
5452 A blade of grass is always a blade of grass. Men and women are my subjects of inquiry. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
5453 Shall we call ourselves benevolent when the gifts we bestow do not cost us a single privation? Degerando Degerando null
5454 If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you. C. C. Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
5455 He who can at all times sacrifice pleasure to duty approaches sublimity. Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
5456 One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more, and in fewer words than prose. Voltaire Voltaire null
5457 I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving. O. W. Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
5458 A football coach is a fellow who is willing to lay down your life for his school. Author Unknown Unknown null
5459 The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function. Albert A. Bartlett Bartlett, Albert A. null
5460 Anyone who believes the exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist. Kenneth Boulding Boulding, Kenneth null
5461 We should accustom the mind to keep the best company by introducing it only to the best books. Sydney Smith Smith, Sydney null
5462 For parlor use, the vague generality is a lifesaver. George Ade Ade, George null
5463 Talent, like gout, sometimes skips two generations. Honore De Balzac Balzac, Honore De null
5464 A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and unquestionable truth. Joseph Joubert Joubert, Joseph null
5465 Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory. Denis Diderot Diderot, Denis null
5466 Life will give you what you ask of her if only you ask long enough and plainly enough. E. Nesbit Nesbit, Edith null
5467 Life will give you what you ask of her if only you ask long enough and plainly enough. Edith Nesbit Nesbit, Edith null
5468 A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life. Charles Darwin Darwin, Charles null
5469 To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist; that is all. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
5470 Be a good listener; listen eighty-five percent of the time. Develop the art of listening. A. A. Montapert Montapert, Alfred A. null
5471 Your precious moments are the times when you can be alone. John Miller Miller, John null
5472 No man is more than another unless he does more than another. Miguel De Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
5473 The true essentials of a feast are only fun and feed. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
5474 Before you can break out of prison, you must first realize you are locked up. Author Unknown Unknown null
5475 The good life is the healthful life, the merry life. Life is health, joy, laughter. Jean Bodin Bodin, Jean null
5476 The surest way to establish your credit is to work yourself into the position of not needing any. Maurice Switzer Switzer, Maurice null
5477 The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence. Henry W. Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
5478 Wisdom is the power to put our time and our knowledge to proper use. Thomas Watson Watson, Thomas John, Sr. null
5479 One is not rich by what one owns but more by what one is able to do without with dignity. Immanuel Kant Kant, Immanuel null
5480 A man who cannot command his temper should not think of being a man of business. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord null
5481 What you don't see with your eyes, don't witness with your mouth. Yiddish Proverb Proverb - Yiddish null
5482 I'm a man of simple wants - all I want is my share of the best there is. William Feather Feather, William null
5483 The great art to learn much is to undertake a little at a time. John Locke Locke, John null
5484 People who have no time don't think. The more you think, the more time you have. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
5485 The thinking you do before you start a job will shorten the time you have to spend working on it. Roy L. Smith Smith, Roy L. null
5486 In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection. Curnonsky Curnonsky null
5487 If you are honest because honesty is the best policy, then your honesty is corrupt. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
5488 If you are honest because honesty is the best policy, then your honesty is corrupt. Dr. Robert Anthony Anthony, Dr. Robert null
5489 Defeated politician: the candidate who never has to explain why he's unable to keep his campaign promises. Author Unknown Unknown null
5490 Constant complaints is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5491 Constant complaints is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5492 A house is beautiful not because of its walls, but because of its caves. Russian Saying Proverb - Russian null
5493 The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
5494 Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
5495 Second in importance to having good aim is to recognize when to pull the trigger. Elmer G. Letterman Letterman, Elmer G. null
5496 One can be very happy without demanding that others should agree with them. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
5497 Before buying anything it is well to ask whether one could do without it. John Lubbock Lubbock, Sir John null
5498 No business is a success which must ruin men to make money. Roy L. Smith Smith, Roy L. null
5499 One who buys needs one hundred eyes; one is enough for him who sells. German Proverb Proverb - German null
5500 Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest. Christian Dior Dior, Christian null
5501 In youth, we run into difficulties. And in old age, difficulties run into us. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5502 It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
5503 Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5504 A man is too apt to forget that in this world, he cannot have everything. a choice is all that is left. Harry Mathews Mathews, Harry null
5505 The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself. Robert Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
5506 Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime. Vittorio Alfieri Alfieri, Vittorio null
5507 We enact many laws that manufacture criminals, and then the few that punish them. Allen Tucker Tucker, Allen null
5508 Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
5509 My mother loved children. she would have given anything if I had been one. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
5510 Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth, never. Anna Jameson Jameson, Anna null
5511 The morning paper is just as necessary to an American as dew is to the grass. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5512 Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. David Storey Storey, David null
5513 A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
5514 We don't seem to be able to check crime, so why not legalize it and then tax it out of business? Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5515 Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth. Arthur Goldberg Goldberg, Arthur null
5516 Ennui, felt on the proper occasions, is a sign of intelligence. Clifton Fadiman Fadiman, Clifton null
5517 If you give to a thief he cannot steal from you, and he is then no longer a thief. William Saroyan Saroyan, William null
5518 One can never pay in gratitude; one can only pay "in kind" somewhere else in life. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Lindbergh, Anne Morrow null
5519 The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
5520 Who remembers when we used to rest on Sunday instead of Monday? Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
5521 Respect should be earned by actions, and not acquired by years. Source Unknown Unknown null
5522 The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
5523 There are four basic food groups: milk chocolate, dark chocolate, white chocolate and chocolate truffles. A Chocolate Addict Unknown null
5524 May you have a joyous day followed by years of peace and renewed prosperity. Unknown Unknown null
5525 Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work. Thomas Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
5526 Resolved: Never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life. Jonathan Edwards Edwards, Jonathan null
5527 Lost time was like a run in a stocking. It always got worse. Anne Morrow Lindbergh Lindbergh, Anne Morrow null
5528 There is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Thomas Mann Mann, Thomas null
5529 Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies. John Tullius Tullius, John null
5530 Take away the newspaper and this country of ours would become a scene of chaos. Harry Chandler Chandler, Harry null
5531 A pessimist is a man who looks both ways before crossing a one-way street. Laurence J. Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
5532 The head of our advertising agency suffered from claustrophobia so he had to stay out of Rhode Island. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
5533 Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. St. Francis Of Assisi Saint Francis Of Assisi null
5534 A man who never does anything he doesn't like rarely likes anything he does. Anonymous Unknown null
5535 A ham is simply any actor who has not been successful in repressing his natural instincts. George Jean Nathan Nathan, George Jean null
5536 Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
5537 A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another's. Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
5538 The church is near, but the road is icy; the tavern is far, but I'll walk very carefully. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
5539 When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
5540 The conductor has the advantage of not seeing the audience. Andre Kostelanetz Kostelanetz, Andre null
5541 Take a lesson from tea: Its real strength comes out when it gets into hot water. Anonymous Unknown null
5542 I have been complimented many times and they always embarrass me; I always feel that they haven't said enough. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5543 Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing. Robert Benchley Benchley, Robert null
5544 Content makes poor men rich; Discontentment makes rich men poor. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5545 The word "alms" has no singular, as if to teach us that a single act of charity is no charity. Source Obscure Unknown null
5546 All things come to him who waits for a taxi on rainy days - except a taxi. Anonymous Unknown null
5547 It is in the midst of the city that one writes the most inspiring pages about the country. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
5548 Don't cuss the climate; It probably doesn't like you any better than you like it. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
5549 Common sense is not sense common to everyone, but sense in common things. William James James, William null
5550 Civilization will really start when the power of love replaces the love of power. Source Unknown Unknown null
5551 I believe in grumbling; It is the politest form of fighting known. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
5552 People that pay for things never complain; It's the guy you give something to that you can't please. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
5553 No one has more trouble keeping up with the Joneses than old man Jones himself. Origin Obscure Unknown null
5554 A fortune is not always a friend, but a friend is always a fortune. Russian Proverb Proverb - Russian null
5555 Commuter - One who spends his life in riding to and from his wife. E. B. White White, Elwyn Brooks null
5556 Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff. Peter de Vries de Vries, Peter null
5557 You must have the score (music) in your head, not your head in the score. Hans von Bulow Bulow, Hans von null
5558 If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it in conversation. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
5559 It is only when a man is through with history that he thinks of writing his biography. Leon Samson Samson, Leon null
5560 Marriage is the alliance of two people, one of whom never remembers birthdays and the other who never forgets them. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
5561 And love makes one calmer about many things, and that way, one is more fit for one's work. Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh, Vincent null
5562 No man is fit to command another that cannot command himself. William Penn Penn, William null
5563 There are no friends at cards or world politics. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5564 The American worker is merely a capitalist without money. George Sokolsky Sokolsky, George null
5565 You will find the key to success under the alarm clock. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5566 Genius without education is like silver in the mine. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5567 God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5568 A good example is the best sermon. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5569 Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5570 He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5571 Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5572 Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5573 He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5574 If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead and rotten, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing. Ben Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5575 Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. Dalai Lama Dalai Lama null
5576 You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
5577 Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. Dr. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
5578 Many people have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification, but through fidelity to a worthy purpose. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
5579 The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in a quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
5580 Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own. Robert Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. null
5581 The greatest part of our happiness depends on our dispositions, not our circumstances. Martha Washington Washington, Martha null
5582 If only we'd stop trying to be happy we'd have a pretty good time. Edith Wharton Wharton, Edith null
5583 Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word "happy" would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. Carl Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
5584 Trust everybody, but cut the cards. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5585 A man that would expect to train lobsters to fly in a year is called a lunatic; but a man that thinks men can be turned into angels by an election is a reformer and remains at large. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5586 An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5587 There is one thing to be said in favor of drink, and that is that it has caused many a lady to be loved that otherwise might have died single. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5588 Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5589 You can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5590 Minds are like parachutes; they only function when open. Thomas Dewar Dewar, Thomas R. null
5591 Alcohol is necessary for a man so that now and then he can have a good opinion of himself, undisturbed by the facts. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5592 Among men, Hennessy, wet eye means dry heart. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5593 Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5594 The best husbands stay bachelors; they're too considerate to get married. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5595 Many a man that could rule a hundred million strangers with an iron hand is careful to take off his shoes in the front hallway when he comes home late at night. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5596 Freedom is like drink. If you take any at all, you might as well take enough to make you happy for a while. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5597 High finance isn't burglary or obtaining money by false pretenses, but rather a judicious selection from the best features of those fine arts. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5598 A man has more fun wishing for the things he hasn't got than enjoying the things he has got. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5599 I wonder why you can always read a doctor's bill and you never can read his prescription. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5600 One of the strangest things about life is that the poor, who need money the most, are the very ones that never have it. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5601 When the American people get through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5602 If you go to the zoo, always take something to feed the animals, even if the signs say "Do not feed animals". It wasn't the animals that put them signs up. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5603 Like most poets, preachers, and metaphysicians, he burst into conclusion at a spark of evidence. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5604 A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5605 The first thing to have in a library is a shelf. From time to time, this can be decorated with literature. But the shelf is the main thing. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5606 A blunder at the right moment is better than cleverness at the wrong time. Carolyn Wells Wells, Carolyn null
5607 Unfortunately, Man never gets too old or too experienced to be stupid in some new way. Herbert Prochnow Prochnow, Herbert V. null
5608 It is very easy to manage your neighbor's business, but our own sometimes bothers us. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5609 Brotherhood is not just a bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all. Heywood Broun Broun, Heywood Hale null
5610 If we build with wisdom, and with courage, and with patience, those that come after us will be helped by our work. Dwight Morrow Morrow, Dwight null
5611 A war of ideas can no more be won without books than a naval war can be won without ships. F. D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
5612 About all some men accomplish in life is to send a son to Harvard. E. W. Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
5613 Active natures are rarely melancholy; Activity and sadness are incompatible. C. N. Bovee Bovee, Christian Nestell null
5614 Kindess is a language the mute can speak and the deaf can hear. Christian Bovee Bovee, Christian Nestell null
5615 I am an American and therefore what I do, however small, is of importance. Struthers Burt Burt, Struthers null
5616 No matter whether the country follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5617 Politics ain't beanbag: 'tis a man's game, and women, children 'n' 'pro-hy-bitionists' had best stay out of it. Finley Peter Dunne Dunne, Finley Peter null
5618 I don't believe people die from hard work. They die from stress and worry and fear - the negative emotions. Those are the killers, not hard work. The fact is, in our society today, most people don't understand what hard work is all about. A. L. Williams Williams, A. L. null
5619 Do not give any time to your past, you can't change what happened five minutes ago. Jan Ruhe Ruhe, Jan null
5620 The fear is worse than the pain. Shannon Bahr Bahr, Shannon null
5621 Let your ears hear what your mouth says. Jewish Proverb Proverb - Jewish null
5622 The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference between lightning and the lightning bug. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5623 Other people attempt to live their lives backwards; they try to have more things or more money, in order to do more of what they want, so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then do what yo Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
5624 The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing. E. F. Schumacher Schumacher, E. F. null
5625 Endurance pierces marble. Moroccan Proverb Proverb - Moroccan null
5626 It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out - it's the grain of sand in your shoe. Robert Service Service, Robert null
5627 You can't think about things you want to change. Just be yourself. Ethan Embry Embry, Ethan null
5628 Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual; you have an obligation to be one. You cannot make any useful contribution in life unless you do this. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
5629 You are nature's greatest miracle. There never has been and never will be anyone just like you. Brian Tracy Tracy, Brian null
5630 You were born rich with 18 billion bountiful, beautiful, totally available and in all probability under-used brain cells awaiting your desire, decision and directional compass to take you onward, upward, goodward and Godward. Mark Victor Hansen Hansen, Mark Victor null
5631 The truth about a man is, first of all, what it is that he keeps hidden. Andre Malraux Malraux, Andre null
5632 Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and the blind can read. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5633 The dog with the bone is always in danger. American Proverb Proverb - American null
5634 Success is a great deodorant. Elizabeth Taylor Taylor, Elizabeth null
5635 Can any plausible excuse be found for the crime of creating the human race? Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5636 Politics - a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
5637 We've heard that a million monkeys at a million keyboards could produce the complete works of Shakespeare. Now, thanks to the internet, we know this is not true. Robert Wilensky Wilensky, Robert null
5638 Sometimes you're the windshield, sometimes you're the bug. Mark Knopfler Knopfler, Mark null
5639 Peace - in international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
5640 The world war after the next one will be fought with rocks. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5641 Politicians - a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and who, to say the most of them, are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from honest men. I say this with the greater freedom because, being a politician m Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
5642 Politicians are interested in people. Not that this is always a virtue. Fleas are interested in dogs. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
5643 Advertising - the driving force behind supply-and-demand economics: the stimulation of demand for useless products through the supply of misleading claims. Chaz Bufe Bufe, Chaz null
5644 The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights. J. Paul Getty Getty, J. Paul null
5645 Do you know why hurricanes have names instead of numbers? To keep the killing personal. No one cares about a bunch of people killed by a number. "200 dead as Number Three slams ashore" is not nearly as interesting a headline as "Charlie kills 200." Death George Carlin Carlin, George null
5646 Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when you were not: that gives us no concern. Why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? To die is o William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
5647 If I have any beliefs about immortality, it is that certain dogs I have known will go to heaven, and very, very few persons. James Thurber Thurber, James null
5648 I have always thought the nuclear threat was blown way out of proportion. I have a feeling our descendants are going to look back at all this nuclear hysteria from the bottom of their toxic waste dumps and laugh their feelers off. Philosophically, I would A. Whitney Brown Brown, A. Whitney null
5649 Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5650 If the devil does not exist, and Man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich null
5651 We can't reach old age by another man's road. My habits protect my life but they would assassinate you. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5652 It looks easy to break off a bad habit that somebody else has got. Lemuel K. Washburn Washburn, Lemuel K. null
5653 Insults - You're a good example of why some animals eat their young. Jim Samuels Samuels, Jim null
5654 Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. (paraphrased duplicate) Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
5655 Always rise from the table with an appetite, and you will never sit down without one. William Penn Penn, William null
5656 Almost everything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
5657 There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5658 The man with a clear conscience probably has a poor memory. Laurence Johnston Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
5659 The difference between constructive criticism and destructive criticism is simple: any criticism you give is constructive; any criticism you get is destructive. Jon Carroll Carroll, Jon null
5660 Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell. Sydney J. Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
5661 Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
5662 There are none so empty as those who are full of themselves. English Proverb Proverb - English null
5663 If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
5664 The worst government is the most moral. One composed of cynics is often very tolerant and humane. But when fanatics are on top there is no limit to oppression. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
5665 The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music. Woody Guthrie Guthrie, Woody null
5666 There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home. Ken Olson (President, Chairman and Founder of Digital Equipment Corp., 1977) Olson, Ken null
5667 But what is it (the microchip) good for? Anonymous (an engineer at the Advanced Computing Systems Division of IBM, 1968, commenting on the microchip.) Unknown null
5668 I have traveled the length and breadth of this country and talked with the best people, and I can assure you that data processing is a fad that won't last out the year. Anonymous (Editor in charge of Business Books for Prentice Hall, 1957) Unknown null
5669 640k ought to be enough for anybody. Bill Gates (in 1981) Gates, Bill null
5670 This "telephone" has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. Anonymous (Western Union internal memo, 1870s) Unknown null
5671 The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? Anonymous (David Sarnoff's associates in response to his urgings for investment in the radio in the 1920s) Unknown null
5672 Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible. Lord Kelvin (President of the Royal Society, 1895) Kelvin, Lord null
5673 Drill for oil? You mean drill into the ground to try and find oil? You're crazy. Anonymous (drillers who Edwin L. Drake tried to enlist to his project to drill for oil in 1859.) Unknown null
5674 Who the hell wants to hear actors talk? H. M. Warner (1927) Warner, H. M. null
5675 I'm just glad it'll be Clark Gable who's falling on his face and not Gary Cooper. Gary Cooper (on his decision not to take the leading role in "Gone with the Wind.") Cooper, Gary null
5676 We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. Anonymous (Decca Recording Co. on rejecting the Beatles, 1962) Unknown null
5677 The concept is interesting and well-formed, but in order to earn better than a 'C', the idea must be feasible. Anonymous (a Yale University management professor in response to Fred Smith's paper proposing reliable overnight delivery service - Smith went on to found federal express corp.) Unknown null
5678 Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools. Anonymous (from a 1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work) Unknown null
5679 Louis Pasteur's theory of germs is ridiculous fiction. Pierre Pachet (Professor of Physiology at Toulouse, 1872) Pachet, Pierre null
5680 Everything that can be invented has been invented. Charles H. Duell(Commissioner, U. S. Office of Patents, 1899) Duell, Charles H. null
5681 There are two distinct classes of men; Those who pay taxes and those who receive and live upon taxes. Thomas Paine Paine, Thomas null
5682 The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax! Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5683 When there is an income tax, the just man will pay more and the unjust less on the same amount of income. Plato Plato null
5684 The government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend upon the support of Paul. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
5685 There is no art which one government sooner learns from another than that of draining money from the pockets of the people. Adam Smith Smith, Adam null
5686 Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten. Lord Bramwell Bramwell, Lord null
5687 In the matter of taxation, every privilege is an injustice. Voltaire Voltaire null
5688 But in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5689 A taxpayer is someone who works for the federal government but who doesn't have to take a civil service examination. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
5690 The trick is to stop thinking of it as "your" money. Tax auditor Unknown null
5691 Why is it that when we talk to God we're said to be praying, but when God talks to us we're schizophrenic? Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
5692 Every time a baseball player grabs his crotch, it makes him spit. That's why you should never date a baseball player. Marsha Warfield Warfield, Marsha null
5693 What do people mean when they say the computer went down on me? Marilyn Pittman Pittman, Marilyn null
5694 When you look at Prince Charles, don't you think that someone in the royal family knew someone in the royal family? Robin Williams Williams, Robin null
5695 A woman broke up with me and sent me pictures of her and her new boyfriend in bed together. Solution? I sent them to her dad. Christopher Case Case, Christopher null
5696 Relationships are hard. It's like a full-time job, and we should treat it like one. If your boyfriend or girlfriend wants to leave you, they should give you two weeks' notice. There should be severance pay, and before they leave you, they should have to f Bob Ettinger Ettinger, Bob null
5697 I've been doing the Fonda Workout: the Peter Fonda Workout. That's where I wake up, take a hit of acid, smoke a joint, and go to my sister's house and ask her for money. Kevin Meaney Meaney, Kevin null
5698 A lady came up to me on the street and pointed at my suede jacket. "You know a cow was murdered for that jacket?" she sneered. I replied in a psychotic tone, "I didn't know there were any witnesses. Now I'll have kill you too." Jake Johansen Johansen, Jake null
5699 If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either. Dick Cavett Cavett, Dick null
5700 I have such poor vision I can date anybody. Garry Shandling Shandling, Garry null
5701 I was a vegetarian until I started leaning towards sunlight. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
5702 If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me. Bobcat Goldthwait Goldthwait, Bobcat null
5703 Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait. A. Whitney Brown Brown, A. Whitney null
5704 I'm a psychic amnesiac. I know in advance what I'll forget. Michael McShane McShane, Michael null
5705 My mom said she learned how to swim. Someone took her out in the lake and threw her off the boat. That's how she learned how to swim. I said, "Mom, they weren't trying to teach you how to swim." Paula Poundstone Poundstone, Paula null
5706 Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody? Jon Stewart Stewart, Jon null
5707 In elementary school, in case of fire you have to line up quietly in a single file line from smallest to tallest. What is the logic? Do tall people burn slower? Warren Hutcherson Hutcherson, Warren null
5708 I voted for the Democrats because I didn't like the way the Republicans were running the country. Which is turning out to be like shooting yourself in the head to stop your headache. Jack Mayberry Mayberry, Jack null
5709 I have six locks on my door all in a row. When I go out, I lock every other one. I figure no matter how long somebody stands there picking the locks, they are always locking three. Elayne Boosler Boosler, Elayne null
5710 Ever wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup? John Mendoza Mendoza, John null
5711 Today I met with a subliminal advertising executive for just a second. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5712 A study in the Washington Post says that women have better verbal skills than men. I just want to say to the authors of that study: Duh! Conan O'Brien O'Brien, Conan null
5713 When I was a kid, I had two friends, and they were imaginary and they would only play with each other. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
5714 I haven't taken my Christmas lights down. They look so nice on the pumpkin. Winston Spear Spear, Winston null
5715 I don't know what's wrong with my television set. I was getting C-Span and the Home Shopping Network on the same station. I actually bought a congressman. Bruce Baum Baum, Bruce null
5716 I had a linguistics professor who said that it's man's ability to use language that makes him the dominant species on the planet. That may be, but I think there's one other thing that separates us from animals. We aren't afraid of vaccuum cleaners. Jeff Stilson Stilson, Jeff null
5717 Did you ever walk in a room and forget why you walked in? I think that's how dogs spend their lives. Sue Murphy Murphy, Sue null
5719 My grandfather's a little forgetful, but he likes to give me advice. One day, he took me aside and left me there. Ron Richards Richards, Ron null
5720 I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
5721 Some women hold up dresses that are so ugly and they always say the same thing: "This looks much better on." On what? On fire? Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
5722 I was raised by just my mom. See, my father died when I was eight years old. At least, that's what he told us in the letter. Drew Carey Carey, Drew null
5723 The ad in the paper said "Big Sale. Last Week." Why advertise? I already missed it. They're just rubbing it in. Yakov Smirnoff Smirnoff, Yakov null
5724 Everything that used to be a sin is now a disease. Bill Maher Maher, Bill null
5725 Little acts of kindness, little words of love make our earth an Eden like heaven above. Julia Carney Carney, Julia null
5726 Now they show you how detergents take out bloodstains, a pretty violent image there. I think if you've got a t-shirt with a bloodstain all over it, maybe laundry isn't your biggest problem. Maybe you should get rid of the body before you do the wash. Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry null
5727 USA today has come out with a new survey. Apparently three out of four people make up 75 percent of the population. David Letterman Letterman, David null
5728 If God doesn't destroy Hollywood Boulevard, He owes Sodom and Gomorrah an apology. Jay Leno Leno, Jay null
5729 I just broke up with someone and the last thing she said to me was, "You'll never find anyone like me again!" I'm thinking, "I should hope not! If I don't want you, why would I want someone like you?" Larry Miller Miller, Larry null
5730 I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific. Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
5731 The Swiss have an interesting army. Five hundred years without a war. Pretty impressive. Also pretty lucky for them. Ever see that little swiss army knife they have to fight with? Not much of a weapon there. Corkscrews. Bottle openers. "Come on, buddy, le Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry null
5732 Why does Sea World have a seafood restaurant? I'm halfway through my fishburger and I realize, Oh my God! I could be eating a slow learner. Lynda Montgomery Montgomery, Lynda null
5733 I planted some bird seed. A bird came up. Now I don't know what to feed it. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5734 If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead. Johnny Carson Carson, Johnny null
5735 If you're cross-eyed and have dyslexia, can you see okay? John Mendoza Mendoza, John null
5736 I don't kill flies but I like to mess with their minds. I hold them above globes. They freak out and yell, "Whoa, I'm way too high!" Bruce Baum Baum, Bruce null
5737 Sometimes I think war is God's way of teaching us geography. Paul Rodriguez Rodriguez, Paul null
5738 I don't do drugs anymore 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast. Johnathan Katz Katz, Johnathan null
5739 Where lipstick is concerned, the important thing is not color, but to accept God's final word on where your lips end. Jerry Seinfeld Seinfeld, Jerry null
5740 I think that's how Chicago got started. A bunch of people in New York said, "Gee, I'm enjoying the crime and the poverty, but it just isn't cold enough. Let's go west." Richard Jeni Jeni, Richard null
5741 I have a microwave fireplace in my house. The other night I laid down in front of the fire for the evening in two minutes. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5742 And always remember the last words of my grandfather, who said, "Shit! A truck!" Emo Philips Philips, Emo null
5743 24 hours in a day - 24 beers in a case - coincidence? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5744 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5745 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5746 A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5747 A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5748 A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5749 A fool and his money are soon partying. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5750 All of the people in my building are insane. The guy above me designs synthetic hairballs for ceramic cats. The lady across the hall tried to rob a department store, with a pricing gun. She said, "Give me all of the money in the vault, or I'm marking down Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5751 All those who believe in telekinesis, raise my hand. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5752 Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5753 Before they invented drawing boards, what did they go back to? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5754 Bills travel through the mail at twice the speed of checks. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5755 Borrow money from pessimists - they don't expect it back. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5756 Clones are people two. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5757 Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5758 Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5759 Don't you hate when your hand falls asleep and you know it will be up all night. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5760 Drugs may lead to nowhere, but at least it's the scenic route. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5761 Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5762 Ever wonder what the speed of lightning would be if it didn't zigzag? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5763 Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5764 Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5765 For every action, there is an equal and opposite criticism. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5766 George is a radio announcer, and when he walks under a bridge, you can't hear him talk. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5767 Half the people you know are below average. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5768 Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5769 How come abbreviated is such a long word? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5770 How do I set my laser printer on stun? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5771 How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5772 How is it possible to have a civil war? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5773 I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5774 I collect rare photographs. I have one of Houdini locking his keys in his car. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5775 I got my driver's license photo taken out of focus on purpose. Now when I get pulled over, the cop looks at it moving it nearer and farther, trying to see it clearly, and says, "Here, you can go." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5776 I installed a skylight in my apartment. The people who live above me were furious! Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5777 I intend to live forever - so far, so good. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5778 I thought about how mothers feed their babies with little tiny spoons and forks, so I wonder what Chinese mothers use. Toothpicks? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5779 I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5780 I used to work at a factory where they made hydrants; but you couldn't park anywhere near the place. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5781 I was pulled over for speeding today. The officer said, "Don't you know the speed limit is 55 miles an hour?" I replied, "Yes, but I wasn't going to be out that long." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5782 I was thinking about how people seem to read the bible a whole lot more as they get older, then it dawned on me. They were cramming for their finals. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5783 I was thinking that women should put pictures of missing husbands on beer cans. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5784 I was walking down the street and all of a sudden the prescription for my eye-glasses ran out. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5785 I went for a walk last night and my kids asked me how long I'd be gone. I said, "The whole time." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5786 I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5787 If all the world is a stage, where is the audience sitting? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5788 If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5789 If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5790 If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5791 If it's true that we are here to help others, then what exactly are the others here for? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5792 If most car accidents occur within five miles of home, why doesn't everyone just move 10 miles away? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5793 If one synchronized swimmer drowns, do the rest have to drown too? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5794 If quitters never win, and winners never quit, what fool came up with, "Quit while you're ahead"? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5795 If the #2 pencil is the most popular, why is it still #2? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5796 If the black box flight recorder is never damaged during a plane crash, why isn't the whole airplane made out of the stuff? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5797 If work is so terrific, how come they have to pay you to do it? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5798 If you ate pasta and antipasto, would you still be hungry? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5799 If you can't be kind, at least have the decency to be vague. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5800 If you think nobody cares about you, try missing a couple of payments. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5801 If you try to fail, and succeed, which have you done? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5802 If you're born again, do you have two bellybuttons? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5803 Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5804 Isn't Disney World a people trap operated by a mouse? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5805 Many people quit looking for work when they find a job. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5806 Monday is an awful way to spend one seventh of your life. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5807 My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5808 No one is listening until you make a mistake. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5809 OK, so what's the speed of dark? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5810 One day I came home to my apartment and someone had stolen all of my furniture and replaced it with identical stuff. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5811 One time a cop pulled me over for running a stop sign. He said "Didn't you see the stop sign?" I said "Yeah, but I don't believe everything I read." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5812 Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5813 Shin: a device for finding furniture in the dark. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5814 Since Americans throw rice at weddings, do Asians throw hamburgers? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5815 Since light travels faster than sound, isn't that why some people appear bright until you hear them speak? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5816 Success always occurs in private, and failure in full view. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5817 The colder the X-Ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5818 The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5819 The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5820 The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5821 The severity of the itch is proportional to the reach. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5822 The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5823 To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism - to steal from many is research. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5824 What hair color do they put on the driver's licenses of bald men? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5825 What happens if you get scared half to death twice? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5826 What happens when none of your bees wax? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5827 When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5828 When I'm not in my right mind, my left mind gets pretty crowded. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5829 Where are we going? And what's with this hand basket?" Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5830 Whose cruel idea was it for the word "lisp" to have an "s" in it? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5831 Why do psychics have to ask you for your name? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5832 Why do they put pictures of criminals up in the post office? What are we supposed to do, write to these men? Why don't they just put their pictures on the postage stamps so the mailmen could look for them while they delivered the mail? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5833 Why is the alphabet in that order? Is it because of that song? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5834 Why is there an expiration date on sour cream? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5835 Do you think that when they asked George Washington for ID that he just whipped out a quarter? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5836 I bought my brother some gift-wrap for christmas. I took it to the gift wrap department and told them to wrap it, but in a different print so he would know when to stop unwrapping. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5837 I bought this thing for my car. You put it on your car, it sends out this little noise, so when you drive through the woods, deer won't run in front of your car. I installed it backwards by accident. Now I'm driving down the street with herds of deer chas Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5838 I didn't get a toy train like the other kids. I got a toy subway instead. You couldn't see anything, but every now and then you'd hear this rumbling noise go by. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5839 I had a friend who was a clown. When he died, all his friends went to the funeral in one tiny little car. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5840 I spilled spot remover on my dog. He's gone now. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5841 I was born by Cesarean Section, but not so you'd notice. It's just that when I leave a house, I go out through the window. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5842 I was in the supermarket the other day, and I met a lady in the aisle where they keep the generic brands. Her name was "woman". Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5843 I was trying to daydream, but my mind kept wandering. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5844 I went down the street to the 24-hour grocery. When I got there, the guy was locking the front door. I said, "Hey, the sign says you're open 24 hours." he said, "Yes, but not in a row." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5845 I'd like to tell you a story about my old girlfriend. It's called, "They'll find her when the leaves blow away 'cause I'm not raking 'til spring". Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5846 I'm writing an unauthorized autobiography. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5847 If a word in the dictionary were misspelled, how would we know? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5848 If toast always lands butter side down, and cats always land on their feet, what happen if you strap toast on the back of a cat and drop it? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5849 If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5850 In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5851 Last week the candle factory burned down. Everyone just stood around and sang "Happy Birthday". Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5852 My aunt gave me a walkie-talkie for my birthday. She says if I'm good, she'll give me the other one next year. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5853 My dental hygienist is cute. Every time I visit, I eat a whole package of oreo cookies while I'm in the waiting room. Sometimes she has to cancel the rest of the afternoon's appointments. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5854 My girlfriend and I went on a picnic. I don't know how she did it, but she got poison ivy on the brain. When it itched, the only way she could scratch it was to think about sandpaper. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5855 One night I walked home very late and fell asleep in somebody's satellite dish. My dreams were showing up on TV's all over the world. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5856 Right now I'm having amnesia and deja vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5857 Smoking cures weight problems... Eventually. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5858 The ice cream truck in my neighborhood plays "Helter Skelter". Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5859 The other day, I was walking my dog around my building - on the ledge. Some people are afraid of heights. Not me, I'm afraid of widths. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5860 There was a power outage at a department store yesterday. Twenty people were trapped on the escalators. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5861 There's a pizza place near where I live that sells only slices. In the back you can see a guy tossing a triangle in the air. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5862 When I was little, my grandfather used to make me stand in a closet for five minutes without moving. He said it was elevator practice. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5863 When I woke up this morning my girlfriend asked me, "Did you sleep good?" I said, "No, I made a few mistakes." Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5864 Trees that grow in very smoggy cities are needed to make carbon paper. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5865 What happens if you put a slinky on an escalator? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5866 When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, "Well, what do you need?" Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5867 Why doesn't the fattest man in the world become a hockey goalie? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5868 You know how it is when you decide to lie and say the check is in the mail, and then you remember it really is? Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
5869 We can't cross a bridge until we come to it, but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
5870 Our aim is not to do away with corporations ... we draw the line against misconduct, not against wealth. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
5871 Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5872 Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
5873 A sufficient and sure method of civilization is the influence of good women. R. W. Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5874 The same wind that carries one vessel into port may blow another off shore. C. N. Bovee Bovee, Christian Nestell null
5875 I am in favor of cutting up the wild lands into parcels so every poor man can have a home. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
5876 Every man has a perfect right to his opinion, provided it agrees with ours. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
5877 If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. Alexander Hamilton Hamilton, Alexander null
5878 The important thing is not that we can live on hope alone, but that life is not worth living without it. Harvey Milk Milk, Harvey null
5879 Americans never quit. We never surrender. We never hide from history, we make history. Sen. John McCain McCain, John null
5880 Be careful what you say to children. ... When their bones are brittle and their hair silver, they will quote you in their hearts. Rheta Grimsley Johnson Johnson, Rheta Grimsley null
5881 I am always busy, which is perhaps the chief reason why I am always well. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady null
5882 If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it. Anthony J. D'Angelo D'Angelo, Anthony J. null
5883 Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
5884 There are risks and costs to action, but they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
5885 Those who wish to appear wise among fools, among the wise seem foolish. Quintilian Quintilian null
5886 It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. Charles Darwin Darwin, Charles null
5887 Marriage is not just spiritual communion; It is also remembering to take out the trash. Joyce Brothers Brothers, Dr. Joyce null
5888 It's never too soon or too late to build for your future. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
5889 The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard. They must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
5890 You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you've got something to say. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
5891 To throw obstacles in the way of a complete education is like putting out the eyes. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady null
5892 You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
5893 I have not failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work. Thomas Alva Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
5894 How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank Frank, Anne null
5895 Every strike brings me closer to the next home run. Babe Ruth Ruth, Babe null
5896 I don't do things half-heartedly. because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results. Michael Jordan Jordan, Michael null
5897 Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
5898 Facts do not make history; facts do not even make events. A fact is an isolated particle of experience, is reflected light without a source, planet with no sun, star without constellation, constellation beyond galaxy, galaxy outside the universe - fact is Russell Banks Banks, Russell null
5899 Democracy is a team sport. It is not like going to a ballgame where you sit passively and decide if you like the players and evaluate their abilities after watching the game. We are the players, we are the team, in a democratic nation or a democratic worl John Renesch Renesch, John null
5900 Meanness inherits a set of silverware and keeps it in the bank. Economy uses it only on important occasions, for fear of loss. Thrift sets the table with it every night for pure pleasure, but counts the butter spreaders before they are put away. Phyllis McGinley McGinley, Phyllis null
5901 The great British Library - one of these sequestered pools of obsolete literature to which modern authors repair, and draw buckets full of classic lore, or "pure English, undefiled" wherewith to swell their own scanty rills of thought. Washington Irving Irving, Washington null
5902 I believe world civilization can be built only upon the common basis of international living. The ideal life would be to live in an English cottage, with American heating, and have a Japanese wife, a French mistress, and a Chinese cook. Lin Yutang Yutang, Lin null
5903 History, with its long, leisurely, gentlemanly labors, the books arriving by post, the cards to be kept and filed, the sections to be copied, the documents to be checked, is the ideal pursuit for the New England mind. Elizabeth Hardwick Hardwick, Elizabeth null
5904 What you have when everyone wears the same playclothes for all occasions, is addressed by nickname, expected to participate in Show and Tell, and bullied out of any desire for privacy, is not democracy, it is kindergarten. Judith Martin Martin, Judith null
5905 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 Bowen, Elizabeth null
5906 Whatever you are from Nature, keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what Nature intended you for, and you will succeed; be anything else, and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing. Sydney Smith Smith, Sydney null
5907 The world seems to be divided into two groups of people: those who say you can never get something for nothing, and those muddled but happy creatures who maintain that the best things in life are free. Janet Gillespie Gillespie, Janet null
5908 Great beauty, great strength and great riches are really and truly of no great use; A right heart exceeds all. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5909 Confront a man in his office with a nuclear alarm, and you have a documentary. If the news reaches him in his living room, you have a drama. If it catches him in the lavatory, the result is comedy. Stanley Kubrick Kubrick, Stanley null
5910 It scarcely bears thinking about, the time and labor that man and womankind have devoted to the preparation of dishes that are to melt and vanish in a moment like smoke or a dream, like a shadow. Rose Macaulay Macaulay, Rose null
5911 All of the arts - poetry, music, ritual, the visible arts, the theater - must singly and together create the most comprehensive art of all: a humanized society, and its masterpiece, free man. Bernard Berenson Berenson, Bernard null
5912 People’s dreams are made out of what they do all day, the same way a dog that runs after rabbits will dream of rabbits. It's what you do that makes your soul, not the other way around. Barbara Kingsolver Kingsolver, Barbara null
5913 A lonely man is a lonesome thing, a stone, a bone, a stick, a receptacle for Gilbey's gin, a stooped figure sitting at the edge of a hotel bed, heaving copious sighs like the autumn wind. John Cheever Cheever, John null
5914 For insight into human affairs I turn to stories and poems rather than to sociology. I am not able to make use of the wisdom of the sociologists because I do not speak their language. Freeman Dyson Dyson, Freeman null
5915 The real connoisseurs in art are those who make people accept as beautiful something everybody used to consider ugly, by revealing and resuscitating the beauty in it. Edmond and Jules de Goncourt de Goncourt, Edmond and Jules null
5916 If a nation values anything more than freedom, it will lose its freedom, and the irony of it is that if it is comfort or money that it values more, it will lose that, too. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
5917 After the Go-Gos sold three or four million albums, we thought we wouldn't be treated like an all-girl band anymore, but as a rock 'n' roll band. That never really worked. Belinda Carlisle Carlisle, Belinda null
5918 The real American type can never be a ballet dancer. The legs are too long, the body too supple, and the spirit too free for this school of affected grace and toe-walking. Isadora Duncan Duncan, Isadora null
5919 We have to serve the truth as candidates for public office and not mislead, misguide, misdirect the people merely to provoke emotional responses and win votes that way. Adlai Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
5920 I am an advocate of paper money, but the paper money must represent what it professes on its face. I do not wish to hold in my hands the printed lies of government. James A. Garfield Garfield, James A. null
5921 A child of one can be taught not to do certain things such as touch a hot stove, turn on the gas, pull lamps off their tables by their cords, or wake Mommy before noon. Joan Rivers Rivers, Joan null
5922 Champions know that success is inevitable, that there is no such thing as failure, only feedback. They know that the best way to forecast the future is to create it. Michael Gelb Gelb, Michael null
5923 I wake up in the morning and make myself a bowl of instant oatmeal, and then I don't do anything for an hour. I should get the regular oatmeal and feel productive. Mitch Hedberg Hedberg, Mitch null
5924 The only faith that wears well and holds its color in ail weathers is that which is woven of convictions and set with the sharp mordant of experience. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
5925 In science, one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite. Paul Dirac Dirac, Paul null
5926 The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie - deliberate, contrived, and dishonest, but the myth - persistent, persuasive, and unrealistic. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
5927 When the first baby laughed for the first time, his laugh broke into a million pieces, and they all went skipping about. That was the beginning of fairies. J. M. Barrie Barrie, James Matthew null
5928 The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
5929 I have learned silence from the talkative, tolerance from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
5930 A man is sometimes more generous when he has but a little money than when he has plenty, perhaps through fear of being thought to have but little. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
5931 There can be no truer principle than this: That every individual of the community at large has an equal right to the protection of government. Alexander Hamilton Hamilton, Alexander null
5932 What is wrong with a revolution is that it is natural. It is as natural as natural selection, as devastating as natural selection, and as horrible. William Golding Golding, William null
5933 Is anyone educated in who the powers of conscious reasoning are untrained or undeveloped, however great may be the store of accumulated knowledge? Joseph H. Odell Odell, Joseph H. null
5934 Music was originally discreet, seemly, simple, masculine, and of good morals. Have not the moderns rendered it lascivious beyond measure? Jacob of Liege, 1425 Jacob of Liege null
5935 The few really great - the major novelists are significant in terms of the human awareness they promote; awareness of the possibilities of life. F. R. Leavis Leavis, F. R. null
5936 But in truth there are only three types of people in the world: people who work, people who are not allowed to, and people who don't have to. Elvis Costello Costello, Elvis null
5937 I hate vulgar realism in literature. The man who would call a spade a spade should be compelled to use one. It is the only thing he is fit for. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
5938 "Skeptic" does not mean him who doubts, but him who investigates or researches, as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found. Miguel de Unamuno de Unamuno, Miguel null
5939 In my ballets, woman is first, men are consorts. God made men to sing the praises of women. They are not equal to men; they are better. George Ballanchine Ballanchine, George null
5940 Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders. Sloan Wilson Wilson, Sloan null
5941 The composer who stumbles in taking a step forward is worth more attention than the composer who shows us how easily he can step backwards. Ernest Reyer Reyer, Ernest null
5942 Culture is a product of man: He projects himself into it, he recognizes himself in it; that critical mirror alone offers him his image. Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre, Jean-Paul null
5943 Looking repeatedly into the past, you do not necessarily become fascinated with your own life, but rather with the phenomenon of memory. Patricia Hampl Hampl, Patricia null
5944 Pollution is nothing but the resources we are not harvesting. We allow them to disperse because we've been ignorant of their value. R. Buckminster Fuller Fuller, R. Buckminster null
5945 It has been said that a careful reading of "Anna Karenina," if it teaches you nothing else, will teach you how to make strawberry jam. Julian Mitchell Mitchell, Julian null
5946 Nature is amoral, not immoral. It existed for eons before we arrived, didn't know we were coming, and doesn't give a damn about us. Stephen Jay Gould Gould, Stephen Jay null
5947 The only happy artist is a dead artist, because only then you can't change. After I die, I'll probably come back as a paintbrush. Sylvester Stallone Stallone, Sylvester null
5948 It takes a great deal to produce ennui in an Englishman, and if you do, he only takes it as convincing proof that you are well-bred. Margaret Halsey Halsey, Margaret null
5949 I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them. Carlos Fuentes Fuentes, Carlos null
5950 The clever men at Oxford, know all that there is to be knowed. But they none of them know one half as much, as intelligent Mr. Toad. Kenneth Grahame Grahame, Kenneth null
5951 To see teenagers sitting around trying to solve the problems of the world, I figured, all things considered, I'd rather be dancing. Joni Mitchell Mitchell, Joni null
5952 There's a time when you have to explain to your children why they're born, and it's a marvelous thing if you know the reason by then. Hazel Scott Scott, Hazel null
5953 It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. S. I. Hayakawa Hayakawa, Samuel I. null
5954 In my youth I stressed freedom, and in my old age I stress order. I have made the great discovery that liberty is a product of order. Will Durant Durant, Will null
5955 Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around. Oliver Goldsmith Goldsmith, Oliver null
5956 The violence and obscenity are left unadulterated, as manifestation of the mystery and pain which ever accompanies the act of creation. Anais Nin Nin, Anais null
5957 To doubt everything or to believe everything are two equally convenient solutions; both dispense with the necessity of reflection. Henri Poincare Poincare, Henri null
5958 The blood also thinks inside a man, darkly and ponderously. It thinks in desires and revulsions, and it makes strange conclusions. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
5959 They are spoiling the oldest art in the world - the art of pantomime. They are ruining the great beauty of silence. Charlie Chaplin, on talkies Chaplin, Charlie null
5960 Before I go out on the stage, I must place a motor in my soul. If I do not get time to put that motor in my soul, I cannot dance. Isadora Duncan Duncan, Isadora null
5961 Look to the end, no matter what it is you are considering. Often enough God gives a man a glimpse of happiness and then utterly ruins him. Solon Solon null
5962 The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. Salvador Dali Dali, Salvador null
5963 Ultimately, literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood. Gabriel Garcia Marquez Marquez, Gabriel Garcia null
5964 Distinction of rank is necessary for the economy of the world, and was never called in question but by barbarians and enthusiasts. Nicholas Rowe Rowe, Nicholas null
5965 Our audience is like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice. Jerry Garcia Garcia, Jerry null
5966 If we are not responsible for the thoughts that pass our doors, we are at least responsible for those we admit and entertain. Charles B. Newcomb Newcomb, Charles B. null
5967 I find that a great part of the information I have was acquired by looking up something and finding something else on the way. Franklin P. Adams Adams, Franklin P. null
5968 Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise. Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah null
5969 Peace, political stability, and reconciliation are not too much to ask for. They are the minimum that a decent society provides. George Mitchell Mitchell, George null
5970 The bigotry of civilization which is the taproot of intellectual prejudice begins far back and must be corrected at its source. Arthur Schomburg Schomburg, Arthur null
5971 We shared everything all our lives, the important ones and the trivial ones, and it's the trivial ones that build ties between people. Rae Foley Foley, Rae null
5972 I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable. W. S. Gilbert Gilbert, W. S. null
5973 Keep your sense of humor. There's enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you're supposed to enjoy. Amy Strum Alcott Alcott, Amy Strum null
5974 What would it be like to have not only color vision but culture vision, the ability to see the multiple worlds of others. Mary Catherine Bateson Bateson, Mary Catherine null
5975 To wrong those we hate is to add fuel to our hatred. Conversely, to treat an enemy with magnanimity is to blunt our hatred for him. Eric Hotter Hotter, Eric null
5976 After all, it is those who have a deep and real inner life who are best able to deal with the irritating details of outer life. Evelyn Underhill Underhill, Evelyn null
5977 We live in a moment of history where change is so speeded up that we begin to see the present only when it is already disappearing. R. D. Laing Laing, R. D. null
5978 I suppose the one quality in an astronaut more powerful than any other is curiosity. They have to get some place nobody's ever been. John Glenn Glenn, John null
5979 Persecution was at least a sign of personal interest. Tolerance is composed of nine parts of apathy to one of brotherly love. Frank Moore Colby Colby, Frank Moore null
5980 The holiest of all holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart; the secret anniversaries of the heart. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
5981 It is a brave act to despise death; but where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live. Sir Thomas Browne Browne, Sir Thomas null
5982 Journalism is a kind of profession, or craft, or racket, for people who never wanted to grow up and go out into the real world. Harry Reasoner Reasoner, Harry null
5983 Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and "historical tasks" is an actual or potential assassin. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
5984 If we would please in society, we must be prepared to be taught many things we know already by people who do not know them. Sebastien Chamfort Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas null
5985 I had never gone to a doctor in my adult life, feeling instinctively that doctors meant either cutting or, just as bad, diet. Carson McCullers McCullers, Carson null
5986 A woman who takes her husband about with her everywhere is like a cat that goes on playing with a mouse long after she's killed it. H. H. Munro Munro, H. H. null
5987 About mistakes it's funny. You got to make your own; and not only that, if you try to keep people from making theirs they get mad. Edna Ferber Ferber, Edna null
5988 Just as a Hollywood pin-up represented sex, so I represented the ideal daughter millions of fathers and mothers wished they had. Deanna Durbin Durbin, Deanna null
5989 It is a curious thing that every creed promises a paradise which will be absolutely uninhabitable for anyone of civilized taste. Evelyn Waugh Waugh, Evelyn null
5990 Even when it was easy, music's patterning shaped the emotions. Music proclaimed an orderly universe, promised a better place. Ellen Hunnicutt Hunnicutt, Ellen null
5991 Just point me to the piano and give me my money. In fifteen minutes I'll have 'em shaking, shouting, shivering, and shacking. Jerry Lee Lewis Lewis, Jerry Lee null
5992 Love is as necessary to human beings as food and shelter; but, without intelligence, love is impotent and freedom unattainable. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
5993 In order to live a fully human life, we must touch the unity and resonance of our physicality, our bond with the natural order. Adrienne Rich Rich, Adrienne null
5994 Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius. George Sand Sand, George null
5995 The gift of loneliness is sometimes a radical vision of society or one's people that has not previously been taken into account. Alice Walker Walker, Alice null
5996 People who know how to employ themselves, always find leisure moments, while those who do nothing are forever in a hurry. Marie-Jeanne Roland Roland, Marie-Jeanne null
5997 I was taught that the human brain was the crowning glory of evolution so far, but I think it's a very poor scheme for survival. Kurt Vonnegut Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
5998 As a child, my number one best friend was the librarian in my grade school. I actually believed all those books belonged to her. Erma Bombeck Bombeck, Erma null
5999 The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater freedom of playing the fool. Alexander Pope Pope, Alexander null
6000 The drama in a Gary Grant movie is always seeing whether the star can be made to lose his wry, elegant, and habitual aplomb. Richard Schickel Schickel, Richard null
6001 I keep six honest serving-men (they taught me all I knew); Their names are What and Why and When, and How and Where and Who. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
6002 Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well-informed about the United States. J. Bartlet Brebner Brebner, J. Bartlet null
6003 The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man. Rachel Carson Carson, Rachel null
6004 To get others to come into our ways of thinking, we must go over to theirs; and it is necessary to follow, in order to lead. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
6005 The need to find meaning in the universe is as real as the need for trust and for love, for relations with other human beings. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
6006 I wanted to know the name of every stone and flower and insect and bird and beast, but there was no one to tell me. George Washington Carver Carver, George Washington null
6007 You end up as you deserve. In old age you must put up with the face, the friends, the health, and the children you have earned. Fay Weldon Weldon, Fay null
6008 The mind of the bigot is like the pupil of the eye; the more light you pour upon it, the more it will contract. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr. null
6009 When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign: that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
6010 No point in asking Greenfield what he was up to; he had pulled up his mental drawbridge and there was no way over the moat. Lucille Kallen Kallen, Lucille null
6011 We are the music makers. We are the dreamers of dreams. We are the movers and shakers, of the world forever, it seems. Arthur O'Shaughnessy O'Shaughnessy, Arthur null
6012 If you want to get rich from writing, write the sort of thing that's read by persons who move their lips when they're reading. Don Marquis Marquis, Don null
6013 Common sense is the most widely shared commodity in the world, for every man is convinced that he is well-supplied with it. Rene Descartes Descartes, Rene null
6014 "Doublethink" means the power of holding two contradictory beliefs in one's mind simultaneously, and accepting both of them. George Orwell Orwell, George null
6015 The liberty of the press is most generally approved when it takes liberties with the other fellow, and leaves us alone. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
6016 I have long been of the opinion that if work were such a splendid thing the rich would have kept more of it for themselves. Bruce Grocott Grocott, Bruce null
6017 Neither snow. nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Herodotus Herodotus null
6018 Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
6019 When the insects take over the world we hope they will remember, with gratitude, how we took them along on all our picnics. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill null
6020 Life may be brimming over with experiences, but somewhere, deep inside, all of us carry a vast and fruitful loneliness. Etty Hillesum Hillesum, Etty null
6021 You have to accept whatever comes and the only important thing is that you meet it with courage and with the best you have to give. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
6022 I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
6023 A group becomes a team when each member is sure enough of himself and his contribution to praise the skills of others. Norman Shidle Shidle, Norman null
6024 Someone asked someone who was about my age: "How are you?" The answer was. “Fine. If you don’t ask for details." Katharine Hepburn Hepburn, Katharine null
6025 When we think of cruelty, we must try to remember the stupidity, the envy, the frustration from which it has arisen. Edith Sitwell Sitwell, Dame Edith null
6026 Going to the opera, like getting drunk, is a sin that carries its own punishment with it, and that a very severe one. Hannah More More, Hannah null
6027 What most of us are after, when we have a picture taken, is a good natural-looking picture that doesn't resemble us. Peg Bracken Bracken, Peg null
6028 Foreign relations are like human relations. They are endless. The solution of one problem usually leads to another. James Reston Reston, James null
6029 A letter is a barrier, a reprieve, a charm against the world, an almost infallible method of acting at a distance. Iris Murdoch Murdoch, Iris null
6030 What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, stardust, or sea foam, flower or winged air. Thomas Bailey Aldrich Aldrich, Thomas Bailey null
6031 How one lives is, after all, one of the rights left to the individual -- when and if he has opportunity to choose. Alice Walker Walker, Alice null
6032 Mothers are basically a patient lot. They have to be or they would devour their offspring early on, like guppies. Mary Daheim Daheim, Mary null
6033 Goodness and nobility have an inherent power to attract, whereas self-seeking and evil inevitably repel. Francis Bowes Sayre Sayre, Francis Bowes null
6034 What I learned from Mr. Bogart - I learned from a master, and that, God knows, has stood me in very good stead. Lauren Bacall Bacall, Lauren null
6035 Let me tell you quite bluntly that this "king" business has given me personally nothing but headaches. Mohammed Reza Pahlevi Pahlevi, Mohammed Reza null
6036 We're going to have to recognize that there are a lot of things that can be done only if we do them together. Bert Seidman Seidman, Bert null
6037 Peace is not absence of war. It is a virtue, a state of mind, a disposition for benevolence, confidence, justice. Baruch Spinoza Spinoza, Baruch null
6038 Love cannot remain by itself; it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
6039 People fail to understand that unless they are themselves willing to give, they will never receive. Norman Vincent Peale Peale, Norman Vincent null
6040 What sort of philosophers are we, who know absolutely nothing about the origin and destiny of cats? Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6041 I don't grasp things this early in the day. I mean, I hear voices, all right, but I can’t pick out the verbs. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
6042 It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon. George Eliot Eliot, George null
6043 I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can’t remember what the third thing is. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
6044 There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word that raises us above ourselves. Arthur P. Stanley Stanley, Arthur P. null
6045 I feel very strongly that the director is supposed to be the boss. Art was never created by democracy. Charlton Heston Heston, Charlton null
6046 We cannot live better than in seeking to become better, nor more agreeably than in having a clear conscience. Socrates Socrates null
6047 Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation! Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
6048 Men don't live well by themselves. They don’t even live like people. They live like bears with furniture. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
6049 There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday, so few that we feel like doing today. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
6050 Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. Gerald White Johnson Johnson, Gerald White null
6051 Epitaph: An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
6052 The Liberals talk about a stable government, but we don't know how bad the stable is going to smell. Thomas Douglas Douglas, Thomas null
6053 The camel has a single hump, the dromedary, two; Or else the other way around, I’m never sure. Are you? Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
6054 Nothing is illegal if one hundred businessmen decide to do it, and that's true anywhere in the world. Andrew Young Young, Andrew null
6055 If the better part of valor is discretion, how much more is not discretion the better part of vice? Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
6056 A handwritten, personal letter has become a genuine modern-day luxury, like a child's pony ride. Shana Alexander Alexander, Shana null
6057 Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness. Maya Angelou Angelou, Maya null
6058 Some folks are natural born kickers. They can always find a way to turn disaster into butter. Katherine Paterson Paterson, Katherine null
6059 Shoot all the blue jays you want, if you can hit 'em, but remember it's a sin to kill a mockingbird. Harper Lee Lee, Harper null
6060 Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
6061 People who pin their faith to a catchword never feel the necessity of understanding anything. Agnes Repplier Repplier, Agnes null
6062 I went on a diet, swore off drinking and heavy eating, and in fourteen days I lost two weeks. Joe E. Lewis Lewis, Joe E. null
6063 I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate. Lady Astor Astor, Lady Nancy null
6064 Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed. Mohandas Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6065 Once you've danced, you always dance. You can't deny the gifts that God sends your way. Judith Jamison Jamison, Judith null
6066 Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding. Marc Chagall Chagall, Marc null
6067 Critics like to build you up, tear you down, and then, if you're lucky, build you up again. Spike Lee Lee, Spike null
6068 Many older women are inhibited and afraid to act. It is such a waste of human potential. Frances Lear Lear, Frances null
6069 In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes. Elizabeth Ashley Ashley, Elizabeth null
6070 Morality, like language, is an invented structure for conserving and communicating order. Jane Rule Rule, Jane null
6071 Comedy takes place in a world where the mind is always superior to the emotions. Joseph Wood Krutch Krutch, Joseph Wood null
6072 Over in Hollywood they almost made a great picture, but they caught it just in time. Wilson Mizner Mizner, Wilson null
6073 An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains. Henri Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
6074 I've been a film star so long that I don't know what it would feel like not to be one. Kevin Bacon Bacon, Kevin null
6075 She had hard gray hair pressed into waves that grasped her scalp like a migraine. Susanna Kaysen Kaysen, Susanna null
6076 Now it's time for us to claim ownership, to own a piece of the American rock. Sharon Pratt Kelly Kelly, Sharon Pratt null
6077 I figure you have the same chance of winning the lottery whether you play or not. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
6078 The good die young - because they see no point in living if you have to be good. John Barrymore Barrymore, John null
6079 I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted. Jesse Jackson Jackson, Jesse null
6080 Love in any language, straight from the heart, pulls us all together - never apart. Sandy Patti Patti, Sandy null
6081 How hard it is to make an Englishman acknowledge that he is happy. William Makepeace Thackeray Thackeray, William Makepeace null
6082 I don't care for modern films - all crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet. Lillian Gish Gish, Lillian null
6083 No one has a finer command of language than the person who keeps his mouth shut. Sam Rayburn Rayburn, Sam null
6084 Just a little more loving and a lot less fighting and the world would be all right. Mae West West, Mae null
6085 Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, F. Scott null
6086 If I can't blow up the world in the first ten seconds, then the show is a flop. Irwin Allen Allen, Irwin null
6087 A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
6088 However wretched a fellow mortal may be, he is still a member of our common species. Seneca Seneca null
6089 Your morals are like roads through the Alps. They make these hairpin turns all the time. Erica Jong Jong, Erica null
6090 I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns. Ella Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Ella null
6091 If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
6092 It's true hard work never killed anybody, but I figure why take the chance? Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
6093 You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for. Jane Fonda Fonda, Jane null
6094 When someone does something good, applaud! You'll make two people happy. Samuel Goldwyn Goldwyn, Samuel null
6095 Five minutes - Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime. Hannah Cowley Cowley, Hannah null
6096 Nightclubs are places where the tables are reserved and the guests aren't. Frank Caspar Caspar, Frank null
6097 Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come. Chinese Proverb Proverb - Chinese null
6098 What is acting but lying and what is good acting but convincing lying? Laurence Olivier Olivier, Laurence null
6099 We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6100 A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative. George Ade Ade, George null
6101 It is the hour when from the boughs the nightingale's high note is heard. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
6102 I am not a writer. My plays and scripts are skeletons awaiting sinew. Ingmar Bergman Bergman, Ingmar null
6103 Civilization is such a good idea that somebody ought to start it. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
6104 Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships. Michael Jordan Jordan, Michael null
6105 Space is almost infinite. As a matter of fact, we think it is infinite. Dan Quayle Quayle, Dan null
6106 Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live. O. Henry Henry, O. null
6107 I never had a huge need to be a big movie star or a billionaire. Patricia Arquette Arquette, Patricia null
6108 How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens. Alexander the Great Alexander the Great null
6109 The world is grand, beautiful, thrilling. But I love New York. Dorothy Kilgallen Kilgallen, Dorothy null
6110 That is happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great. Willa Cather Cather, Willa null
6111 It's easy to work for somebody else; all you have to do is show up. Rita Warford Warford, Rita null
6112 There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
6113 No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
6114 Now me, when I want ready-made trouble. I dig up a handsome man. Gloria Naylor Naylor, Gloria null
6115 Youth is something very new: Twenty years ago no one mentioned it. Coco Chanel Chanel, Coco null
6116 It is by those who have suffered that the world has been advanced. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
6117 Being a reporter seems a ticket out to the world. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Onassis, Jacqueline Kennedy null
6118 Whatever you do, trample down abuses, and love those who love you. Voltaire Voltaire null
6119 We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them. Thucydides Thucydides null
6120 You can't undo the past - but you can certainly not repeat it. Bruce Willis Willis, Bruce null
6121 Occasionally, when honesty was the best policy, he was honest. Gregory Nunn Nunn, Gregory null
6122 Writing is not a profession but a vocation of unhappiness. Georges Simenon Simenon, Georges null
6123 Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood. Marie Curie Curie, Marie null
6124 This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
6125 The master's tools will never dismantle the master's house. Audre Lorde Lorde, Audre null
6126 The wording of laws should mean the same thing to all men. Montesquieu Montesquieu null
6127 Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor. Truman Capote Capote, Truman null
6128 All science is either physics or stamp collecting. Ernest Rutherford Rutherford, Ernest null
6129 The cinema means nothing to me, I cannot remember it. Brigitte Bardot Bardot, Brigitte null
6130 Praising what is lost, makes the remembrance dear. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
6131 Since when was genius found respectable? Elizabeth Barrett Browning Browning, Elizabeth Barrett null
6132 The cruelest lies are often told in silence. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
6133 Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
6134 Time is the longest distance between two places. Tennessee Williams Williams, Tennessee null
6135 A riot is at bottom the language of the unheard. Martin Luther King Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
6136 The hardest part of growing up is learning how to wait. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
6137 It is strange what society will endure from its idols. L. E. Landon Landon, L. E. null
6138 The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet. Aristotle Aristotle null
6139 A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side. George Eliot Eliot, George null
6140 The drop hollows the stone not by force but by often falling. Ovid Ovid null
6141 Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund null
6142 Sometimes I feel like a figment of my own imagination. Lily Tomlin Tomlin, Lily null
6143 To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6144 Confidence is contagious. So is lack of confidence. Vince Lombardi Lombardi, Vince null
6145 Art is the only way to run away without leaving home. Twyla Tharp Tharp, Twyla null
6146 Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better. Smile Coue Coue, Smile null
6147 Fun is fun but no girl wants to laugh all of the time. Anita Loos Loos, Anita null
6148 What an endless chain of unhappiness prejudice forges. Lena Horne Horne, Lena null
6149 The great man is he who does not lose his child's heart. Meng Tse Tse, Meng null
6150 I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Charlotte Bronte Bronte, Charlotte null
6151 People will buy anything that's one to a customer. Sinclair Lewis Lewis, Sinclair null
6152 I shall be like that tree. I shall die at the top. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
6153 Don't talk unless you can improve the silence. Jorge Luis Borges Borges, Jorge Luis null
6154 Letters are expectation packed in an envelope. Shana Alexander Alexander, Shana null
6155 Writing is turning one's worst moments into money. J. P. Donleavy Donleavy, J. P. null
6156 In order to possess, one must first have desired. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
6157 I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them. Isaac Asimov Asimov, Isaac null
6158 A whaleship was my Yale College and my Harvard. Herman Melville Melville, Herman null
6159 'Tis always morning somewhere in the world. Richard Henry Home Home, Richard Henry null
6160 Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs. Marlene Dietrich Dietrich, Marlene null
6161 Problems are only opportunities in work clothes. Henry Kaiser Kaiser, Henry J. null
6162 Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise. Thomas Gray Gray, Thomas null
6163 Reason and judgment are the qualities of a leader. Tacitus Tacitus null
6164 Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. Teresa of Avila Teresa of Avila null
6165 Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke. Lynda Barry Barry, Lynda null
6166 And O! She was the Sunday, in every week. Austin Clarke Clarke, Austin null
6167 Nothing is more revealing than movement. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
6168 Arrange whatever pieces come your way. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
6169 Art is the signature of civilizations. Beverly Sills Sills, Beverly null
6170 I wish he would explain his explanation. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
6171 If there isn't a law, there will be. Harold Faber Faber, Harold null
6172 The eye is bigger than the belly. George Herbert Herbert, George null
6173 Mental inertia is death. T. Thomas Fortune Fortune, T. Thomas null
6174 The only thing better than singing is more singing. Ella Fitzgerald Fitzgerald, Ella null
6175 A journey of a thousand miles begins with but a single step. Lao-Tze Laozi null
6176 You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If somebody drives it off a cliff, that's it. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
6177 Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use, the less materials you need. Charles F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
6178 If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, then you will be fired with enthusiasm. Vince Lombardi Lombardi, Vince null
6179 Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss null
6180 There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow. Orison Swett Marden Marden, Orison Swett null
6181 Today well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Sanskrit Proverb Proverb - Sanskrit null
6182 The talent of success is nothing more than doing what you can do well and doing well whatever you do. H. W. Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
6183 Writing is an occupation in which you have to keep proving your talent to those who have none. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
6184 Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests. I'll dig with it. Seamus Heaney Heaney, Seamus null
6185 Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own. Jonathan Swift Swift, Jonathan null
6186 A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
6187 Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; and working together is success. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
6188 A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated to a cause outside his own individual, selfish satisfaction. Benjamin Spock Spock, Dr. Benjamin null
6189 I long to accomplish a great and noble task, but it is my chief duty to accomplish small tasks as if they were great and noble. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
6190 If I have been able to see farther than others, it was because I stood on the shoulders of giants. Sir Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac null
6191 The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself. Dale Carnegie Carnegie, Dale null
6192 We have the great privilege - the only group with this privilege - to question a president. Helen Thomas Thomas, Helen null
6193 It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little - do what you can. Sydney Smith Smith, Sydney null
6194 It's not good enough that we do our best; Sometimes we have to do what's required. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6195 It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future. Yogi Berra Berra, Yogi null
6196 Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy. Gilbert K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
6197 A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough. Franklin Delano Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
6198 Wise men never sit and wail their loss; They cheerily seek how to redress their harms. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
6199 A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me. Frederick Douglass Douglass, Frederick null
6200 I take it to be a principle rule of life not to be too much addicted to any one thing. Terence Terence null
6201 People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges. Joseph F. Newton Newton, Joseph F. null
6202 There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have. Don Herold Herold, Don null
6203 Humanity is never so beautiful as when praying for forgiveness, or else forgiving another. Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
6204 Fortunes made in no time are like shirts made in no time: It's ten-to-one if they hang long together. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
6205 A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man. Ed Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
6206 Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
6207 There is trouble and sorrow enough in the world without making it on purpose. William Dean Howells Howells, William Dean null
6208 Fortune is a great deceiver. She sells very dear the things she seems to give us. Vincent Voiture Voiture, Vincent null
6209 It is the little bits of things that fret and worry us; We can dodge an elephant but we can't dodge a fly. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
6210 A youth with his first cigar makes himself sick; A youth with his first girl makes everyone sick. M. W. Little Little, M. W. null
6211 The end of good government is to cultivate humanity, and promote the happiness of all. John Wise Wise, John null
6212 Eight hours to work; Eight hours to play; Eight hours to sleep; seems the ideal division. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
6213 There are two things in this life for which we are never fully prepared, and that is twins. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
6214 The books which help you most are those which make you think the most. Theodore Parker Parker, Theodore null
6215 Let us all be happy and live within our means, even if we have to borrow money to do it with. Artemus Ward Ward, Artemus null
6216 It makes no difference what it is, a woman will buy anything she thinks a store is losing money on. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6217 A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
6218 You can take a boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy. Arthur "Bugs" Baer Baer, Arthur "Bugs" null
6219 What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise. Barbara Jordan Jordan, Barbara null
6220 A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
6221 A torn jacket is soon mended; but hard words bruise the heart of a child. Henry Wadsorth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsorth null
6222 If you would lift me up, you must be on higher ground. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6223 Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne. Robert Ingersoll Ingersoll, Robert Green null
6224 When you're down and out, something always turns up - and it's usually the noses of your friends. Orson Welles Welles, Orson null
6225 A pun is the lowest form of humor - when you don't think of it first. Oscar Levant Levant, Oscar null
6226 Some men are like a clock on a roof; They are useful only to the neighbors. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
6227 The biggest word in the language of business is not gross, but net. Herbert Casson Casson, Herbert null
6228 The prime purpose of eloquence is to keep other people from talking. Louis Vermeil Vermeil, Louis null
6229 A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence but doesn't climb over it. Arthur "Bugs" Baer Baer, Arthur "Bugs" null
6230 There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
6231 When a woman says, "I don't wish to mention any names," it means it ain't necessary to mention any names. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6232 You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
6233 What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
6234 To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have. Ken Keyes Jr. Keyes, Ken, Jr. null
6235 No one can be so welcome a guest that he will not annoy his host after three days. Plautus Plautus null
6236 The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
6237 The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
6238 People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker. Mary Austin Austin, Mary null
6239 There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6240 Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers. C. N. Bovee Bovee, Christian Nestell null
6241 If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon. James Russell Lowell Lowell, James Russell null
6242 I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
6243 Trouble springs from idleness and grievous toil from needless ease. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
6244 Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
6245 One of the saddest lines in the world is, "Oh come now - be realistic." The best parts of this world were not fashioned by those who were realistic. They were fashioned by those who dared to look hard at their wishes and gave them horses to ride. Richard Nelson Bolles Bolles, Richard Nelson null
6246 I am poor and naked, but I am chief of the nation. We do not want riches, we do not seek riches, but we want our children properly trained and brought up. Our riches will do us no good; we cannot take away into the other world anything we have. Red Cloud Red Cloud null
6247 If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
6248 I find commercials fascinating. They are so exquisitely vulgar and so delightfully tasteless that they must be irresistible to everyone save the few who aren't enchanted by discussions of nasal passages and digestive tracts. Alfred Hitchcock Hitchcock, Alfred null
6249 The divine right of kings may have been a plea for feeble tyrants, but the divine right of government is the keystone of human progress, and without it governments sink into police, and a nation is degraded into a mob. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
6250 In the society of men, the truth resides now less in what things are than in what they are not. Our social realities are so ugly if seen in the light of exiled truth, and beauty is no longer possible if it is not a lie. R. D. Laing Laing, R. D. null
6251 I am certain that after the dust of centuries has passed over our cities, we, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit. John Fitzgerald Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
6252 Being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own history. And a time to pick up the pieces when it's all over. Gloria Naylor Naylor, Gloria null
6253 Actually, I became a vegetarian not so much because I love animals but because I hate plants. I still like to hunt though. In fact, I've found that plants are a lot easier than animals to sneak up on. A. Whitney Brown Brown, A. Whitney null
6254 Like actors in the days of Henry VIII, dance-band musicians - and jazzmen are inextricably mixed in with them - are generally regarded by their fellow men today as rogues and vagabonds. Humphrey Lyttelton Lyttelton, Humphrey null
6255 You need a strong, unified family base to allow you to have courage to go out there and take risks that you probably wouldn't have taken had you not had the strong foundation to fall back on. L. L. Cool J. L. L. Cool J. null
6256 An aspiration is a joy forever, a possession as solid as a landed estate, a fortune which we can never exhaust and which gives us year by year a revenue of pleasurable activity. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
6257 Errors look so very ugly in persons of small means - one feels they are taking quite a liberty in going astray; whereas people of fortune may naturally indulge in a few delinquencies. George Eliot Eliot, George null
6258 There is not a man of us who does not at times need a helping hand to be stretched out to him, and then shame upon him who will not stretch out the helping hand to his brother. Theodore Roosevelt Roosevelt, Theodore null
6259 I sit here all day trying to persuade people to do the things they ought to have sense enough to do without my persuading them. That's all the powers of the President amount to. Harry S Truman Truman, Harry S. null
6260 Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power. But on the wild nights who can call you home? Only the one who knows your name. Jeanette Winterson Winterson, Jeanette null
6261 The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything, and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
6262 An international political alliance is the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other's pocket that they cannot separately plunder a third. Ambrose Bierce Bierce, Ambrose null
6263 If we value the pursuit of knowledge, we must be free to follow wherever that search may lead us. The free mind is no barking dog to be tethered on a ten-foot chain. Adlai E. Stevenson Stevenson, Adlai E. null
6264 I have learned throughout my life as a composer chiefly through my mistakes and pursuits of false assumptions, not by my exposure to founts of wisdom and knowledge. Igor Stravinsky Stravinsky, Igor null
6265 My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who's lost three husbands. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6266 I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. I love it as an artist. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
6267 Literature transmits incontrovertible condensed experience from generation to generation. In this way literature becomes the living memory of a nation. Alexander Solzhenitsyn Solzhenitsyn, Aleksandr null
6268 I do not like elections, but it is in my many elections that I have learnt to know and honor the people of this island. They are good through and through. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6269 Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to open her mouth. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6270 Soul is not about black or white music. Soul is a physical manifestation of higher consciousness. Soul is a howling at the moon - and having the moon respond. Daryl Hall Hall, Daryl null
6271 He who postpones the hour of living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses, yet on it glides, and will glide on forever. Horace Horace null
6272 I've about had it - the agencies, the winking, the networks, the ratings. Anyone who thinks TV is an art medium is crazy - it's an advertising medium. Robert Altman Altman, Robert null
6273 It is most absurdly said, in popular language, of any man, that he is disguised in liquor; for, on the contrary, most men are disguised by sobriety. Thomas de Quincey de Quincey, Thomas null
6274 A neurotic is the man who builds a castle in the air. A psychotic is the man who lives in it. And a psychiatrist is the man who collects the rent. Lord Webb-Johnson Webb-Johnson, Lord null
6275 Perseverance is a great element of success. If you only knock long enough and loud enough at the gate, you are sure to wake up somebody. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth null
6276 All objects, all phases of culture are alive. They have voices. They speak of their history and interrelatedness. And they are all talking at once! Camille Paglia Paglia, Camille null
6277 Even though the Lord's pay isn't very high, his retirement program is, you might say, out of this world. George Foreman, on leaving boxing to become a preacher Foreman, George null
6278 Art thou less a slave by being loved and favored by thy master? Thou art indeed well off, slave. Thy master favors thee; he will soon beat thee. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
6279 The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6280 Composing a piece of music is very feminine. It is sensitive, emotional, contemplative. By comparison, doing housework is positively masculine. Barbara Kolb Kolb, Barbara null
6281 Be aware of wonder. Live a balanced life - learn some and think some and draw and paint and sing and dance and play and work every day some. Robert Fulghum Fulghum, Robert null
6282 A passion for politics stems usually from an insatiable need, either for power, or for friendship and adulation, or a combination of both. Fawn M. Brodie Brodie, Fawn M. null
6283 Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about - doing what people have told them is impossible. Hunt Greene Greene, Hunt null
6284 I don't know why people complain about secondhand smoke. At nearly three dollars a pack, don't they realize how much money they're saving? Dennis Miller Miller, Dennis null
6285 The surest way to corrupt a young man is to teach him to esteem more highly those who think alike than those who think differently. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
6286 Italian virtues of fantasy, passion, drama, creativity, color, and perspective have informed both the cuisine and the arts of that nation. Fred Plotkin Plotkin, Fred null
6287 Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt. Henri Frederic Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
6288 In the long run you only hit what you aim at. Therefore, though you should fail immediately, you had better aim at something high. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6289 Happiness? A good cigar, a good meal. a good cigar, and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle. George Burns Burns, George null
6290 Loveliest of trees, the cherry now / Is hung with bloom along the bough. / And stands about the woodland ride / Wearing white for Eastertide. A. E. Housman Housman, Alfred Edward null
6291 None of us wants to be average. That we are so is a melancholy fact borne in upon us in middle life, and we do not always relish it. Margaret Benson Benson, Margaret null
6292 There is no real teacher who in practice does not believe in the existence of the soul, or in a magic that acts on it through speech. Allan Bloom Bloom, Allan null
6293 When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. William Blake Blake, William null
6294 I'm the female equivalent of a counterfeit twenty-dollar bill. Half of what you see is a pretty good reproduction, and the rest is a fraud. Cher Cher null
6295 Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt. Bergen Evans Evans, Bergen null
6296 I don't believe one grows older. I think that what happens early on in life is that at a certain age one stands still and stagnates. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
6297 No person who is not a great sculptor or painter can be an architect. If he is not a sculptor or painter, he can only be a builder. John Ruskin Ruskin, John null
6298 It takes little talent to see clearly what lies under one's nose, a good deal of it to know in which direction to point that organ. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
6299 Perhaps being old is having lighted rooms inside your head, and people in them, acting. People you know, yet can't quite name. Philip Larkin Larkin, Philip null
6300 Science may have found a cure for most evils; but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all - the apathy of human beings. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
6301 A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude. Ruth Benedict Benedict, Ruth null
6302 I now perceive one immense omission in my psychology - the deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated. William James James, William null
6303 For disappearing acts, it's hard to beat what happens to the eight hours supposedly left after eight of sleep and eight of work. Doug Larson Larson, Doug null
6304 I think middle-age is the best time, if we can escape the fatty degeneration of the conscience which often sets in at about fifty. W. R. Inge Inge, William Ralph null
6305 The shaft of the arrow had been feathered with one of the eagle's own plumes. We often give our enemies the means of our destruction. Aesop Aesop null
6306 Men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other. David Riesman Riesman, David null
6307 Remember that as a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. Fran Lebowitz Lebowitz, Fran null
6308 Parents lend children their experience and a vicarious memory; children endow their parents with a vicarious immortality. George Santayana Santayana, George null
6309 Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community. Andrew Carnegie Carnegie, Andrew null
6310 Judging films should be the same as judging jokes. It's no good saying this is a wonderful joke if no one laughs at it. Anthony Lejeunne Lejeunne, Anthony null
6311 Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about. W. H. Auden Auden, W. H. null
6312 But a priest's life is not supposed to be well-rounded; it is supposed to be one-pointed - a compass, not a weathercock. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
6313 There's only one kind of critic I do resent: the kind that affects to believe that I am writing with my tongue in my cheek. James Joyce Joyce, James null
6314 One of the many things nobody ever tells you about middle age is that it's such a nice change from being young. Dorothy Canfield Fisher Fisher, Dorothy Canfield null
6315 In criticism I will be bold, and sternly, absolutely just with friend and foe. From this purpose nothing shall turn me. Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan null
6316 We should stop kidding ourselves. We should let go of things that aren't true. It's always better with the truth. R. Buckminster Fuller Fuller, R. Buckminster null
6317 Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages. William Burroughs Burroughs, William null
6318 This is how Americans think. You believe that if something terrible happens to someone, they must have deserved it. Barbara Kingsolver Kingsolver, Barbara null
6319 Parents are sometimes a bit of a disappointment to their children. They don't fulfill the promise of their early years. Anthony Powell Powell, Anthony null
6320 The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers. William James James, William null
6321 I made up my mind long ago that life was too short to do anything for myself that I could pay others to do for me. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
6322 Modern art has been a series of individual explosions tearing at strata accumulated by centuries of communal inertia. Harold Rosenberg Rosenberg, Harold null
6323 Good people are good because they've come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know. William Saroyan Saroyan, William null
6324 Nearly every move in baseball - the windup, the pitch, the motion of the infielders - is different from other games. Alistair Cooke Cooke, Alistair null
6325 He was a wise fellow that. being bid to ask what he would of the king. desired he might know none of his secrets. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
6326 Talent is cheaper than table salt. What separates the talented individual from the successful one is a lot of hard work. Stephen King King, Stephen null
6327 Of course there is no formula for success except, perhaps, an unconditional acceptance of life and what it brings. Artur Rubinstein Rubinstein, Arthur null
6328 The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions. Sydney Harris Harris, Sydney J. null
6329 People think of the inventor as a screwball, but no one ever asks the inventor what he thinks of other people. Charles F. Kettering Kettering, Charles F. null
6330 The Devil is the father of lies, but he neglected to patent the idea. and the business now suffers from competition. Josh Billings Billings, Josh null
6331 Results are often obtained by impetuosity and daring which could never have been obtained by ordinary methods. Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
6332 Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. Duke Ellington Ellington, Duke null
6333 Why is propaganda so much more successful when it stirs up hatred than when it tries to stir up friendly feeling? Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6334 Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making. Salvador Dali Dali, Salvador null
6335 An artist needn't be a clergyman or a church warden, but he certainly must have a warm heart for his fellow men. Vincent Van Gogh Van Gogh, Vincent null
6336 We get so much in the habit of wearing a disguise before others that we eventually appear disguised before ourselves. Jim Bishop Bishop, Jim null
6337 Take a chance! All life is a chance. The man who goes furthest is generally the one who is willing to do and dare. Dale Carnegie Carnegie, Dale null
6338 The lowest pool hustler in the business is four times more respectable than some of those humbugs in Washington. Minnesota Fats Minnesota Fats null
6339 The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse. James Madison Madison, James null
6340 A man with a career can have no time to waste upon his wife and friends; he has to devote it wholly to his enemies. John Hobbes Hobbes, John null
6341 Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep. William Cullen Bryant Bryant, William Cullen null
6342 Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. Andre Gide Gide, Andre null
6343 Liberty is not less a blessing, because oppression has so long darkened the mind that it cannot appreciate it. Lucretia Mott Mott, Lucretia null
6344 A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards. Jean Paul Richter Richter, Jean Paul null
6345 I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind. Albert Einstein Einstein, Albert null
6346 What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists. One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming. Edgar Degas Degas, Edgar null
6347 One of the first businesses of a sensible man is to know when he is beaten, and to leave off fighting at once. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
6348 He that has energy enough to root out a vice should go further, and try to plant a virtue in its place. Charles Caleb Colton Colton, Charles Caleb null
6349 We have a generation enslaving itself to drugs, young men and women doing to our race what slavery couldn't. Lucille Clifton Clifton, Lucille null
6350 The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life. Willard Gaylin Gaylin, Willard null
6351 While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior. Henry C. Link Link, Henry C. null
6352 I easily sink into mere absorption of what other minds have done, and should like a whole life for that alone. George Eliot Eliot, George null
6353 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 Hein, Piet null
6354 The majority rules. If they want anything, they get it. If they want anything not right, they get it, too. Sojourner Truth Truth, Sojourner null
6355 Courage faces fear and thereby masters it. Cowardice represses fear and is thereby mastered by it. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
6356 Popular opinions, on subjects not palpable to sense, are often true, but seldom or never the whole truth. John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart null
6357 Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself. Abraham Heschel Heschel, Abraham null
6358 Our intonations contain our philosophy of life, what each of us is constantly telling himself about things. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
6359 Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle. G. K. Chesterton Chesterton, Gilbert K. null
6360 When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get them, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either. Leo Burnett Burnett, Leo null
6361 Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave. Henry Brougham Brougham, Henry null
6362 An actor who knows his business ought to be able to make the London telephone directory sound enthralling. Donald Sinden Sinden, Donald null
6363 The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from the fear. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6364 The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
6365 True love is like a psychic experience. Everyone tells ghost stories, but few have ever seen a ghost. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6366 Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
6367 Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
6368 When the defects of others are perceived with so much clarity, it is because one possesses them oneself. Jules Renard Renard, Jules null
6369 Education, then, beyond all other devices of human origin, is a great equalizer of the conditions of men. Horace Mann Mann, Horace null
6370 So long as there is any subject which men may not freely discuss, they are timid upon all subjects. John Jay Chapman Chapman, John Jay null
6371 There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. Colin Powell Powell, Colin null
6372 Wit is the sudden marriage of ideas which before their marriage were not perceived to have any relation. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6373 Cruelty would be delicious if one could only find some sort of cruelty that didn't really hurt. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
6374 One's existence should be in two parts: one should live like a bourgeois and think like a demigod. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
6375 When you argue with your inferiors, you convince them of only one thing: they are as clever as you. Irving Layton Layton, Irving null
6376 There's always the hyena of morality at the garden gate, and the real wolf at the end of the street. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
6377 It is not the criminal things which are hardest to confess, but the ridiculous and shameful. Jean Jacques Rousseau Rousseau, Jean-Jacques null
6378 Everyone wants to understand painting. Why is there no attempt to understand the song of the birds? Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
6379 A moose is an animal with horns on the front of his head and a hunting lodge wall on the back of it. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
6380 It is better that a man should tyrannize over his bank balance than over his fellow citizens. John Maynard Keynes Keynes, John Maynard null
6381 The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible. Arthur C. Clarke Clarke, Arthur C. null
6382 A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness. Elbert Hubbard Hubbard, Elbert Green null
6383 If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
6384 We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence. Remy de Gourmont de Gourmont, Remy null
6385 If you're not big enough to lose, you're not big enough to win. Walter Reuther Reuther, Walter null
6386 A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them. Frank A. Dark Dark, Frank A. null
6387 The writer is either a practicing recluse or a delinquent, guilt-ridden one, or both. Usually both. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
6388 Flops are a part of life's menu, and I've never been a girl to miss out on any of the courses. Rosalind Russell Russell, Rosalind null
6389 To make laws that man cannot, and will not, obey serves to bring all law into contempt. Elizabeth Cady Stanton Stanton, Elizabeth Cady null
6390 Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward. Carol Channing Channing, Carol null
6391 A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
6392 Men are more ready to offend one who desires to be loved than one who wishes to be feared. Niccolo Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo null
6393 I never made a mistake in my life, at least, never one that I couldn't explain away afterward. Rudyard Kipling Kipling, Rudyard null
6394 Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public. Edgar Watson Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
6395 If you haven't at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature. Phyllis Battelle Battelle, Phyllis null
6396 Hope, deceitful as she is, serves at least to conduct us through life by an agreeable path. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6397 Life comes in clusters, clusters of solitude, then clusters when there is hardly time to breathe. May Sarton Sarton, May null
6398 A hungry people listens not to reason, nor cares for justice, nor is bent by any prayers. Seneca the Younger Seneca the Younger null
6399 It is easy enough to hold an opinion, but hard work to actually know what one is talking about. Paul F. Ford Ford, Paul F. null
6400 Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6401 I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises. Arthur James Balfour Balfour, Arthur James null
6402 The Opera is obviously the first draft of a fine spectacle; it suggests the idea of one. Jean de La Bruyere La Bruyere, Jean de null
6403 My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder. William Golding Golding, William null
6404 Kissinger brought peace to Vietnam the same way Napoleon brought peace to Europe: by losing. Joseph Heller Heller, Joseph null
6405 If it is for fame that men do brave actions, they are only silly fellows after all. Robert Louis Stevenson Stevenson, Robert Louis null
6406 No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times. Martha Graham Graham, Martha null
6407 The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
6408 We're all proud of making little mistakes. It gives us the feeling we don't make any big ones. Andy Rooney Rooney, Andrew A. null
6409 Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be safely insane every night of the week. Dr. Charles Fisher Fisher, Dr. Charles null
6410 There are few things that so touch us with instinctive revulsion as a breach of decorum. Thorstein Veblen Veblen, Thorstein null
6411 Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave null
6412 If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
6413 Wherever we look upon this earth, the opportunities take shape within the problems. Nelson A. Rockefeller Rockefeller, Nelson A. null
6414 The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution. Hannah Arendt Arendt, Hannah null
6415 There's only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything, and I do. Vince Lombardi Lombardi, Vince null
6416 Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6417 The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. Herbert Agar Agar, Herbert null
6418 The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth. Malcolm Bradbury Bradbury, Malcolm null
6419 The British press is always looking for stuff to fill the space between the cartoons. Bernadette Devlin Devlin, Bernadette null
6420 The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge. Daniel Boorstin Boorstin, Daniel null
6421 He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things. George Savile (Lord Halifax) Savile, Sir George null
6422 Sins become more subtle as you grow older: You commit sins of despair rather than lust. Piers Paul Read Read, Piers Paul null
6423 The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself. John Ciardi Ciardi, John null
6424 The simplest toy, one which even the youngest child can operate, is called a grandparent. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
6425 Poetry is the spontaneous overflow of powerful feelings recollected in tranquility. William Wordsworth Wordsworth, William null
6426 In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid. Simone de Beauvoir Beauvoir, Simone de null
6427 For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6428 I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
6429 I like to appear as a chameleon. So all my career I've attempted to disguise myself. Laurence Olivier Olivier, Laurence null
6430 From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant Kant, Immanuel null
6431 Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality. William Hazlitt Hazlitt, William null
6432 The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
6433 Perhaps one should not think so much of oneself, though it is an interesting subject. Norman Douglas Douglas, Norman null
6434 There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall null
6435 People, human beings with all their creative diversity, are the makers of history. Mikhail Gorbachev Gorbachev, Mikhail null
6436 I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
6437 We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs. Kenneth Dark Dark, Kenneth null
6438 The despotism of custom is everywhere the standing hindrance to human advancement. John Stuart Mill Mill, John Stuart null
6439 A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right. Lyndon B. Johnson Johnson, Lyndon Baines null
6440 Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
6441 The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it. Gail Godwin Godwin, Gail null
6442 Physics is puzzle-solving, puzzles created by nature, not by the mind of man. Maria Goeppert Mayer Mayer, Maria Goeppert null
6443 We need an education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
6444 Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
6445 Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves. Carl Jung Jung, Carl Gustav null
6446 Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6447 There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6448 Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers. Victor Hugo Hugo, Victor null
6449 When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
6450 Poverty is the open-mouthed, relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society. Henry George George, Henry null
6451 A color commentator is a guy who's paid to talk while everyone goes to the bathroom. Bill Curry Curry, Bill null
6452 Of the four wars in my lifetime, none came about because the U.S. was too strong. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
6453 Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up within him. Ernest Jones Jones, Ernest null
6454 Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
6455 There's one blessing only. the source and cornerstone of beatitude - confidence in self. Seneca Seneca null
6456 Political parties serve to keep each other in check, one keenly watching the other. Henry Clay Clay, Henry null
6457 Like all weak men, he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
6458 Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
6459 A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook. Francis James Grimke Grimke, Francis James null
6460 Poets and philosophers are the unacknowledged legislators of the world. Percy Bysshe Shelley Shelley, Percy Bysshe null
6461 Whatever is universally necessary has been granted to mankind on easy terms. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
6462 Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly. William James James, William null
6463 Those who think it is permissible to tell white lies soon grow color-blind. Austin O'Malley O'Malley, Austin null
6464 I sometimes think that God in creating man somewhat overestimated His ability. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
6465 It is easier to cope with a bad conscience than with a bad reputation. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
6466 I won't quit acting until I get run over by a truck, a producer, or a critic. Jack Lemmon Lemmon, Jack null
6467 Private passions grow tired and wear themselves out; political passions, never. Lamartine Lamartine, Alphonse de null
6468 We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive. Lord Byron Byron, Lord null
6469 An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it. Robert Bresson Bresson, Robert null
6470 I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface. Stephen Sondheim Sondheim, Stephen null
6471 Words must surely be counted among the most powerful drugs man ever invented. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
6472 Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. Lewis Carroll Carroll, Lewis null
6473 I think God's going to come down and pull civilization over for speeding. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
6474 Success is never final and failure never fatal. It's courage that counts. George Tilton Tilton, George null
6475 Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing. Bernard Baruch Baruch, Bernard M. null
6476 All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow. Grant Wood Wood, Grant null
6477 He who always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own. Aesop Aesop null
6478 We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6479 Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6480 What passes for culture in my head is really a bunch of commercials. Kurt Vonnegut Vonnegut, Kurt, Jr. null
6481 Democracy is not a static thing. It is an everlasting march. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
6482 It has yet to be proved that intelligence has any survival value. Arthur C. Clarke Clarke, Arthur C. null
6483 It is the gods' custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness. Herodotus Herodotus null
6484 Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self. Jean-Luc Godard Godard, Jean-Luc null
6485 Listening, not imitation, may be the sheerest form of flattery. Joyce Brothers Brothers, Dr. Joyce null
6486 When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something. Robert Browning Browning, Robert null
6487 The only way to enjoy anything in this life is to earn it first. Ginger Rogers Rogers, Ginger null
6488 Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
6489 I think remorse ought to stop biting the consciences that feed it. Ogden Nash Nash, Ogden null
6490 Great bodies of people are never responsible for what they do. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
6491 To understand just one life, you have to swallow the world. Salman Rushdie Rushdie, Salman null
6492 The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home. Confucius Confucius null
6493 Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience. Clarence Day Day, Clarence null
6494 Writing books is the closest men ever come to childbearing. Norman Mailer Mailer, Norman null
6495 Human passion is the hallucination of a distempered mind. William Whipper Whipper, William null
6496 The only thing wrong with architecture is architects. Frank Lloyd Wright Wright, Frank Lloyd null
6497 A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one. Rita Mae Brown Brown, Rita Mae null
6498 Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object. Hermann Hesse Hesse, Hermann null
6499 Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. Anne Frank Frank, Anne null
6500 The most agreeable thing in life is worthy accomplishment. Edgar Rowe Rowe, Edgar null
6501 Interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Susan Sontag Sontag, Susan null
6502 Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. Sophia Loren Loren, Sophia null
6503 It's the most unhappy people who most fear change. Mignon McLaughlin McLaughlin, Mignon null
6504 Experience is the universal mother of sciences. Miguel de Cervantes Cervantes, Miguel de null
6505 No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
6506 I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right. Tallulah Bankhead Bankhead, Tallulah null
6507 Perfect behavior is born of complete indifference. Cesare Pavese Pavese, Cesare null
6508 Soldiers win battles and generals get the credit. Napoleon I Bonaparte, Napoleon null
6509 Most people would rather get than give affection. Aristotle Aristotle null
6510 A happy heart is better than a full purse. Italian Proverb Proverb - Italian null
6511 Forget your opponents; always play against par. Sam Snead Snead, Sam null
6512 Education is the art of making man ethical. George Hegel Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich null
6513 Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6514 Neurosis seems to be a human privilege. Sigmund Freud Freud, Sigmund null
6515 Never confuse movement with action. Ernest Hemingway Hemingway, Ernest null
6516 If youth only knew; if age only could. Henri Estienne Estienne, Henri null
6517 There are no conditions to which a man cannot become accustomed. Leo Tolstoy Tolstoy, Count Leo null
6518 Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness - it is greatness itself. C. N. Bovee Bovee, Christian Nestell null
6519 Flattery won't hurt you if you don’t swallow it. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6520 Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6521 Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6522 Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6523 We'd all like to vote fer the best man, but he's never a candidate. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6524 When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6525 There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it? Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6526 There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together. Kin Hubbard Hubbard, Kin null
6527 We can know nothing of any nation unless we know its history. Agnes Repplier Repplier, Agnes null
6528 Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars. Fred Allen Allen, Fred null
6529 Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
6530 Few things are more important to a community than the health of its women. All men need mothers of strong frame. T. Higginson Higginson, Thomas Wentworth null
6531 Until he extends the circle of his compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace. Albert Schweitzer Schweitzer, Albert null
6532 Never run after your own hat - others will be delighted to do it; Why spoil their fun? Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6533 Inherited wealth is a big handicap to happiness. it is as certain death to ambition as cocaine is to morality. William Vanderbilt Vanderbilt, William null
6534 A single bad habit will mar an otherwise flawless character as a single ink drop soils the pure white page. Hosea Ballou Ballou, Hosea null
6535 What people say behind your back is your standing in the community. E. W. Howe Howe, Edgar Watson null
6536 Insanity is hereditary; You can get it from your children. Sam Levenson Levenson, Sam null
6537 If the bee bites you once, it's the bee's fault. if the bee bites you twice, it's your fault. Source Obscure Unknown null
6538 Never say you know a man until you have divided an inheritance with him. Johann Kaspar Lavater Lavater, Johann Kaspar null
6539 When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. Al Franken Franken, Al null
6540 There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them. Phyllis Bottome Bottome, Phyllis null
6541 Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession. Julia Ward Howe Howe, Julia Ward null
6542 With a gentleman, I am always a gentleman and a half, and with a fraud I try to be a fraud and a half. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck, Otto von null
6543 The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
6544 No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself. Henry Brooks Adams Adams, Henry Brooks null
6545 Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man. Ausonius Ausonius null
6546 The difficult is that which can be done immediately, the impossible that which takes a little longer. George Santayana Santayana, George null
6547 More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much. P. T. Barnum Barnum, P. T. null
6548 Often it is just a lack of imagination that keeps a man from suffering very much. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel null
6549 Better a dish of illusion and a hearty appetite for life, than a feast of reality and indigestion therewith. Harry A. Overstreet Overstreet, Harry A. null
6550 Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness. Morris Leopold Ernst Ernst, Morris Leopold null
6551 Don't hudge a man by his opinions, but by what his opinions have made him. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
6552 A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure. Arthur "Bugs" Baer Baer, Arthur "Bugs" null
6553 Music is harmony; Harmony is perfection; Perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. Henri Frederic Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic null
6554 When you don't know that you don't know, it's a lot different than when you do know that you don't know Bill Parcells Parcells, Bill null
6555 If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now. Marie Osmond Osmond, Marie null
6556 Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. Judy Garland Garland, Judy null
6557 Some people with great virtues are disagreeable, while others with great vices are delightful. La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6558 A little government and a little luck are necessary in life, but only a fool trusts either of them. P. J. O'Rourke O'Rourke, P. J. null
6559 The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible. Jean Kerr Kerr, Jean null
6560 Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something. Robert A. Heinlein Heinlein, Robert A. null
6561 You have a moral responsibility, when you've been given far more than you need, to do wise things with it and give intelligently. J. K. Rowling Rowling, J. K. null
6562 A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he got the biggest piece. Ludwig W. Erhard Erhard, Ludwig W. null
6563 Never lend books, nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me. Anatole France France, Anatole null
6564 Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Margaret Mead Mead, Margaret null
6565 Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford Ford, Henry null
6566 Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. Thomas Alva Edison Edison, Thomas Alva null
6567 The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6568 Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
6569 A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence. Otto von Bismarck Bismarck, Otto von null
6570 Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
6571 The man of thirty who loves for the first time is usually the embodiment of cautious discretion. He does not fall in love with a violent descent, but rather lets himself gently down, continually testing the rope. Arnold Bennett Bennett, Arnold null
6572 Sometimes men come by the name of "genius" in the same way that certain insects come by the name of "centipede" - not because they have a hundred feet, but because most people can't count above fourteen. G. C. Lichtenberg Lichtenberg, Georg Christoph null
6573 When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness, he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity, if not to take away his satisfaction, at least to withhold it. Samuel Johnson Samuel Johnson null
6574 The politician regards public opinion as a given fact and submits to it. whereas the statesman creates public opinion, seeing through the talk of the day to the hidden will, which he awakens. Karl Jaspers Jaspers, Karl null
6575 This is when we say "words fail" and mean this literally. We should need new words. The old ones just would not fit. They aren't meant to cover this kind of case. John Austin, on Kafka's "Metamorphosis" Austin, John null
6576 What disqualifies war from being a true game is probably what also disqualifies the stock market and business - the rules are not fully known nor accepted by all the players. Marshall McLuhan McLuhan, Marshall null
6577 The actor who's in everything is Gerard Depardieu. I've never seen a French film he wasn't in except "La Cage aux Folles," and he might be in the chorus of that for all I know. Gene Hackman Hackman, Gene null
6578 Just as modern mass production requires the standardization of commodities, so the social process requires standardization of man, and this standardization is called equality. Erich Fromm Fromm, Erich null
6579 I have, all my life long, lain in bed till noon; yet I tell all young men, and tell them with great sincerity, that nobody who does not rise early will ever do any good. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
6580 This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air. William Butler Yeats Yeats, William Butler null
6581 Los Angeles is where you've got to be as an actor. You have no choice. You go there or New York. I flipped a coin - it came up New York. So I flipped it again. Harrison Ford Ford, Harrison null
6582 I call a wrong number. A guy on the other end says, "Well, what number did you dial?" "Well, did it ring at your house? Then I guess I dialed yours, Mr. Wizard!" Larry Reeb Reeb, Larry null
6583 The kids from fifteen countries took math and science tests. The USA came in fourteenth, behind Slovenia, which has been a country only since last Tuesday. Bill Maher Maher, Bill 13/20
6584 He speaks the kindest words, and looks such things, Vows with so much passion, swears with so much grace. That 'tis a kind of heaven to be deluded by him. Nathaniel Lee Lee, Nathaniel null
6585 By always thinking unto them...! keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open little by little into the full light. Sir Isaac Newton Newton, Sir Isaac null
6586 The only thing experience teaches you is what you can't do. When you start, you think you can do anything. And then you start to get a little tired. Elaine May May, Elaine null
6587 What's great about this country is that America started the tradition where the richest consumers buy essentially the same things as the poorest. Andy Warhol Warhol, Andy null
6588 The truest lengthening of life is to live while we live, wasting no time but using every hour for the highest ends. So be it this day. C. H. Spurgeon Spurgeon, Charles H. null
6589 The main problem of the actor is not to let the audience go to sleep, then wake up and go home feeling they've wasted their money. Laurence Olivier Olivier, Laurence null
6590 His mistaken belief in his own superiority cuts him off from reality as completely as if he were living in a colored glass jar. Margery Allingham Allingham, Margery null
6591 It is impossible to remain silent in the face of tyranny without, by this very act of silence becoming an agent of that tyranny. Jeffrey Masson Masson, Jeffrey null
6592 Walk away from it until you're stronger. All your problems will be there when you get back. but you'll be better able to cope. Lady Bird Johnson Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird" null
6593 The ability of writers to imagine what is not the self. to familiarize the strange and mystify the familiar, is the test of their power. Toni Morrison Morrison, Toni 23/30
6594 The current state of music presents a variety of solutions in search of a problem, the problem being to find somebody left to listen. Ned Rorem Rorem, Ned null
6595 All you have to do is keep the five players who hate your guts away from the five who are undecided. Casey Stengel, on managing a baseball team Stengel, Casey null
6596 There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
6597 The true artist destroys the accepted world by way of revealing the unseen, and creating that which is new and uniquely his own. Ralph Ellison Ellison, Ralph null
6598 In the Lord's Prayer, the first petition is for daily bread. No one can worship God or love his neighbors on an empty stomach. Woodrow Wilson Wilson, Woodrow null
6599 The true conservative is the man who has a real concern for injustices and takes thought against the day of reckoning. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
6600 The man who is forever disturbed about the condition of humanity either has no problems of his own or has refused to face them. Henry Miller Miller, Henry null
6601 Be not too hasty either with praise or blame; speak always as though you were giving evidence before the judgement-seat of the gods. Seneca Seneca 31/40
6602 I enjoyed talking to her, but thought nothing of her writing, I considered her a beautiful little knitter. Edith Sitwell. on Virginia Woolf Sitwell, Dame Edith null
6603 It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims. kindred to the great God who made him. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham null
6604 In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honor, command, power, and glory. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
6605 People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around - the music and the ideas. Bob Dylan Dylan, Bob null
6606 Always acknowledge a fault frankly. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you opportunity to commit more. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6607 Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet. Horace Horace null
6608 It has been said that man is a rational animal. All my life I have been searching for evidence which could support this. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6609 The safest course is to do nothing against one's conscience. With this secret, we can enjoy life and have no fear from death. Voltaire Voltaire null
6610 Before we set our hearts too much upon anything, let us examine how happy those are who already possess it. Francois de La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de 40/50
6611 I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestioned ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6612 Every citizen should be a soldier. This was the case with the Greeks and Romans, and must be that of every free state. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
6613 Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
6614 In America, journalism is apt to be regarded as an extension of history; in Britain, as an extension of conversation. Anthony Sampson Sampson, Anthony null
6615 The women who do the most work get the least money, and the women who have the most money do the least work. Charlotte Perkins Gilman Gilman, Charlotte Perkins null
6616 E-mail is a unique communication vehicle for a lot of reasons. However, e-mail is not a substitute for direct interaction. Bill Gates Gates, Bill null
6617 Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tend to balance out. Raoul Vaneigem Vaneigem, Raoul 47/60
6618 To despise riches may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily must surely be more beneficial to mankind. Fanny Burney Fanny, Burney null
6619 Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
6620 Every one of us gets through the tough times because somebody is there, standing in the gap to close it for us. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah null
6621 I could dance with you until the cows come home. On second thought I'd rather dance with the cows until you come home. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
6622 Take heart again; put your dismal fears away. One day, who knows? Even these hardships will be grand things to look back on. Virgil Virgil null
6623 No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars or sailed an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
6624 Together with a few human beings, dead and living, and their achievements, trees are what I most love and revere. Hildegard Planner Planner, Hildegard null
6625 Ten thousand fools proclaim themselves into obscurity, while one wise man forgets himself into immortality. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
6626 Happiness is the only sanction of life; where happiness fails, existence remains a mad and lamentable experiment. George Santayana Santayana, George 56/70
6627 Come, let us give a little time to folly, and even in a melancholy day let us find time for an hour of pleasure. Saint Bonaventura Bonaventura, Saint null
6628 The conditions of conquest are always easy. We have but to toil awhile, endure awhile, believe always, and never turn back. Seneca Seneca null
6629 Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men. Herbert Hoover Hoover, Herbert Clark null
6630 I am for lifting everyone off the social bottom. In fact, I am for doing away with the social bottom altogether. Clare Boothe Luce Luce, Clare Boothe null
6631 I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
6632 You put a baby in a crib with an apple and a rabbit. If it eats the rabbit and plays with the apple, I'll buy you a new car. Harvey Diamond Diamond, Harvey null
6633 What we think and feel and are is to a great extent determined by the state of our ductless glands and our viscera. Aldous Huxley Huxley, Aldous null
6634 I was more pleased with possessing your heart than with any other happiness; the man was the thing I least valued in you. Heloise Heloise 64/80
6635 Truly, to tell ties is not honorable; but when the truth entails tremendous ruin, to speak dishonorably is pardonable. Sophocles Sophocles null
6636 Beware of the man who does not return your blow: he neither forgives you nor allows you to forgive yourself. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
6637 Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
6638 A poem is never finished; it's always an accident that puts a stop to it - that is to say, gives it to the public. Paul Valery Valery, Paul null
6639 Logic: a game invented by a race of beings who cannot define love, explain hate, or replace prejudice with distaste. Leo Rosten Rosten, Leo null
6640 I've never sought success in order to get fame and money; it's the talent and the passion that count in success. Ingrid Bergman Bergman, Ingrid null
6641 Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
6642 Science arose from poetry - when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von 72/90
6643 When a dog bites a man, that is not news, because it happens so often. But if a man bites a dog, that is news. John B. Bogart Bogart, John B. null
6644 My failure to get the nomination was a good thing. A politician ought to know how it feels to be licked. Katherine St. George St. George, Katherine null
6645 Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after. Homer Homer null
6646 One Ring to rule them all, One Ring to find them, One Ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them. J. R. R. Tolkien Tolkien, J. R. R. null
6647 He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
6648 Our great democracies still tend to think that a stupid man is more likely to be honest than a clever man. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6649 In what concerns you much, do not think that you have companions: know that you are alone in the world. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6650 Revenge is a kind of wild justice, which the more man's nature runs to the more ought law to weed it out. Sir Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis 80/100
6651 Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel null
6652 Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; In the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish. Ovid Ovid null
6653 It takes a great deal of courage to stand up to your enemies, but even more to stand up to your friends. J. K. Rowling Rowling, J. K. null
6654 Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
6655 We have neither the strength nor the opportunity to accomplish all the good and all the evil which we design. Vauvenargues de Vauvenargues null
6656 I would not attack the faith of a heathen without being sure I had a better one to put in its place. Harriet Beecher Stowe Stowe, Harriet Beecher null
6657 Spring is shoving up the front windows and resting your elbows on the sill, the sun burning your nose a little. Ruth Wolff Wolff, Ruth null
6658 He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
6659 One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6660 People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant. Helen Keller Keller, Helen 90/110
6661 Advertising is the modem substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better. George Santayana Santayana, George null
6662 Meryl Streep just about always seems miscast. She makes a career out of seeming to overcome being miscast. Pauline Kael Kael, Pauline null
6663 Who thinks the law has anything to do with justice? It's what we have because we can't have justice. William McIlvanney McIlvanney, William null
6664 With the exception of Lassie, Sean Connery is the only person I know who's never been spoiled by success. Terence Young Young, Terence null
6665 It has been said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly. Samuel Butler Butler, Samuel null
6666 Crooked things may be as stiff and inflexible as straight: and men may be as positive in error as in truth. John Locke Locke, John null
6667 Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing. Aristotle Aristotle 97/120
6668 At times one remains faithful to a cause only because its opponents do not cease to be insipid. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
6669 For sweetest things turn sourest by their deeds; Lilies that fester smell far worse than weeds. William Shakespeare Shakespeare, William null
6670 The hero reveals the possibilities of human nature. The celebrity reveals the possibilities of the media. Anais Nin Nin, Anais null
6671 There is no sound but shall find some lovers, as the bitterest confections are grateful to some palates. Ben Jonson Jonson, Ben null
6672 The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance. Laurence J. Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
6673 Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous. Sir Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
6674 From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston 104/130
6675 Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man. William Inge Inge, William Ralph null
6676 When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it, but the scratching of a pen. Samuel Lover Lover, Samuel null
6677 It's easy to do anything in victory. It's in defeat that a man reveals himself. Floyd Patterson Patterson, Floyd null
6678 Man's real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon wilt be so. Edgar Allan Poe Poe, Edgar Allan null
6679 Yet in our idleness, in our dreams, that the submerged truth sometimes comes to the top. Virginia Woolf Woolf, Virginia null
6680 A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. James Joyce Joyce, James null
6681 Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6682 I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old. Robert Frost Frost, Robert 112/140
6683 Segregation is the adultery of an illicit intercourse between injustice and immorality. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
6684 The bad news is our only child is going to college. The good news is it opens up another bedroom. Bill Clinton Clinton, William J. null
6685 An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
6686 The determination to outwit one's situation means that one has no models, only object lessons. James Baldwin Baldwin, James Arthur null
6687 An onion can make people cry, but there has never been a vegetable invented to make them laugh. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
6688 I finally realized that being grateful to my body was key to giving more love to myself. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah null
6689 As Americans, we go forward, in the service of our country, by the will of God. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano null
6690 Dancing: the highest intelligence in the freest body. Isadora Duncan Duncan, Isadora demazette 10-1-09
6691 Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. Francois de La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6692 Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
6693 Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult. Hippocrates Hippocrates null
6694 Literature could be said to be a sort of disciplined technique for arousing certain emotions. Iris Murdoch Murdoch, Iris null
6695 The truth is a beautiful and terrible thing, and therefore should be treated with caution. J. K. Rowling Rowling, J. K. null
6696 Do not hire a man who does your work for money, but him who does it for love of it. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6697 Learn from the mistakes of others. You can't live long enough to make them all yourself. Eleanor Roosevelt Roosevelt, Eleanor null
6698 Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks. Euripides Euripides 128/160
6699 The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles. Sigmund Engel Engel, Sigmund null
6700 Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
6701 He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
6702 In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect. Isak Dinesen Dinesen, Isak null
6703 Bad men live that they may eat and drink, whereas good men eat and drink that they may live. Socrates Socrates null
6704 What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others. Confucius Confucius null
6705 Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
6706 Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip. Will Rogers Rogers, Will 137/170
6707 Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it. John Steinbeck Steinbeck, John null
6708 Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
6709 The truth is cruel, but it can be loved, and it makes free those who have loved it. George Santayana Santayana, George null
6710 If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders. Hal Abelson Abelson, Hal null
6711 Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked. Pearl S. Buck Buck, Pearl S. null
6712 She had a pretty gift for quotation, which is a serviceable substitute for wit. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset null
6713 There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past. George Carlin Carlin, George null
6714 Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog it's too dark to read. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho 145/180
6715 To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice. Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Bierce, Ambrose null
6716 With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
6717 It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen. Aristotle Aristotle null
6718 We confess our little faults to persuade people that we have no large ones. Francois de La Rochefoucauld La Rochefoucauld, Francois de null
6719 I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another. Homer Homer null
6720 Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6721 I got kicked out of ballet class because I pulled a groin muscle. It wasn't mine. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
6722 Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision. Harry A. Hopf Hopf, Harry A. 153/190
6723 I think that when you invite people to your home, you invite them to yourself. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah null
6724 I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal. Jane Austen Austen, Jane null
6725 An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6726 When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. null
6727 Only difference between me and other actors is I've spent more time in jail. Robert Mitchum Mitchum, Robert null
6728 It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long. Homer Homer null
6729 It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune. Woody Allen Allen, Woody null
6730 Most of the evils of life arise from man's inability to sit still in a room. Blaise Pascal Pascal, Blaise null
6731 He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
6732 If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be a vegetarian. Paul McCartney McCartney, Paul 163/200
6733 University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small. Henry Kissinger Kissinger, Henry A. null
6734 Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
6735 Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think. Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary Bierce, Ambrose null
6736 Astronomy compels the soul to look upwards and leads us from this world to another. Plato Plato null
6737 He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good. Confucius Confucius null
6738 Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. J. K. Rowling Rowling, J. K. 169/210
6739 Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right; By these we reach divinity. John Donne Donne, John null
6740 Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life. Annette Goodheart Goodheart, Annette null
6741 In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side. Euripides Euripides null
6742 Chew before you swallow. George W. Bush, about his passing out while eating a pretzel Bush, George W. null
6743 Arguments are to be avoided, they are always vulgar and often convincing. Oscar Wilde Wilde, Oscar null
6744 Manifest plainness, embrace simplicity, reduce selfishness, have few desires. Laozi (Lao-Tzu) Laozi null
6745 Many people would sooner die than think; in fact, they do so. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand null
6746 The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law. Aristotle Aristotle null
6747 Partake of some of life's sweet pleasures. And yes, get comfortable with yourself. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah 178/220
6748 I'm an artist, and if you give me a tuba, I'll bring something out of it. John Lennon Lennon, John null
6749 The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil null
6750 Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye. Helen Keller Keller, Helen null
6751 No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles null
6752 Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
6753 As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6754 It is misery, not pleasure, which contains the secret of divine wisdom. Simone Weil Weil, Simone null
6755 Man's chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature. Samuel Johnson Johnson, Dr. Samuel 186/230
6756 Poets are shameless with their experiences: they exploit them. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
6757 I've never been a millionaire but l just know I'd be darling at it. Dorothy Parker Parker, Dorothy null
6758 I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise. Robert Frost Frost, Robert null
6759 I never forget a face, but in your case I'll be glad to make an exception. Groucho Marx Marx, Groucho null
6760 All men are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality. Martin Luther King, Jr. King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr. null
6761 It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds. Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock Aesop null
6762 As a matter of principle. I never attend the first annual anything. George Carlin Carlin, George null
6763 It is no profit to have learned well, if you neglect to do well. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
6764 Does fashion matter? Always - though not quite as much after death. Joan Rivers Rivers, Joan 195/240
6765 Numberless are the world's wonders, but none more wonderful than man. Sophocles Sophocles null
6766 Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
6767 A new idea is like a child. It's easier to conceive than to deliver. Ted Koysis Koysis, Ted null
6768 You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward. James Thurber Thurber, James null
6769 The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin null
6770 Light (God's eldest daughter} is a principal beauty in building. Thomas Fuller Fuller, Thomas null
6771 The incompetent with nothing to do can still make a mess of it. Laurence J. Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston null
6772 Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus 203/250
6773 He who loves the world as his body may be entrusted with the empire. Laozi (Lao-Tzu) Laozi null
6774 Dignity and love do not blend well, nor do they continue long together. Ovid Ovid null
6775 Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric null
6776 I know nothing except the fact of my ignorance. Socrates Socrates null
6777 Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones. Seneca Seneca null
6778 History will be kind to me for I intend to write it. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston null
6779 Through art we express our conception of what nature is not. Pablo Picasso Picasso, Pablo null
6780 In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo 211/260
6781 We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can. Will Rogers Rogers, Will null
6782 Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas null
6783 Why do you have to be a nonconformist like everybody else? James Thurber Thurber, James null
6784 Curiosity killed the cat, but for a while I was a suspect. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
6785 A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds. Sir Francis Bacon Bacon, Sir Francis null
6786 God is a comedian playing to an audience too afraid to laugh. Voltaire Voltaire null
6787 A successful marriage is not a gift; it is an achievement. Ann Landers Landers, Ann null
6788 Animals are my friends, and I do not eat my friends. George Bernard Shaw Shaw, George Bernard null
6789 The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression. W. E. B. Du Bois Du Bois, W. E. B. null
6790 It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break. Billy Joel Joel, Billy 221/270
6791 God never made a promise that was too good to be true. Dwight L. Moody Moody, Dwight L. null
6792 When ideas fail, words come in very handy. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von null
6793 In Hollywood a marriage is a success if it outlasts milk. Rita Rudner Rudner, Rita null
6794 It's a dangerous business going out your front door. J. R. R. Tolkien Tolkien, J. R. R. null
6795 He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius null
6796 Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking. Horace Horace null
6797 Everywhere is walking distance if you have the time. Steven Wright Wright, Steven null
6798 There is no safety in numbers, or in anything else. James Thurber Thurber, James null
6799 Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances. Euripides Euripides 230/280
6800 There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love. Homer Homer null
6801 In fact, nothing is said that has not been said before. Terence Terence null
6802 Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to Love. Virgil Virgil null
6803 We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald null
6804 Drive thy business or it will drive thee. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin null
6805 Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. null
6806 Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so. Douglas Adams Adams, Douglas null
6807 Only sick music makes money today. Friedrich Nietzsche Nietzsche, Friedrich null
6808 Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. Confucius Confucius null
6809 Don't be afraid to see what you see. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald 240/290
6810 How unhappy is he who cannot forgive himself. Publilius Syrus Publilius Syrus null
6811 A hospital is no place to be sick. Samuel Goldwyn Goldwyn, Samuel null
6812 Nobody ever went broke saving money. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6813 Only the dead have seen the end of war. Plato Plato null
6814 How many things I can do without! Socrates Socrates null
6815 Little by little, one travels far. J. R. R. Tolkien Tolkien, J. R. R. null
6816 What a splendid head, yet no brain. Aesop Aesop null
6817 To be worn out is to be renewed. Laozi (Lao-Tzu) Laozi 248/300
6818 Unless we stand for something, we shall fall for anything. Peter Marshall Marshall, Peter null
6819 In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth. Rachel Carson Carson, Rachel null
6820 Good intentions will always be pleaded for every assumption of authority. Noah Webster Webster, Noah null
6821 Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was to keep swinging. Hank Aaron Aaron, Hank null
6822 I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were. Katherine Dunham Dunham, Katherine null
6823 If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting. Katharine Hepburn Hepburn, Katharine null
6824 All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man. Adolfo Prieto Prieto, Adolfo null
6825 Anger makes dull men witty, but it keeps them poor. Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6826 We live surrounded by a sea of poverty. nevertheless, this sea can decrease in size. Mother Teresa Mother Teresa null
6827 Statistically, one hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in. Wayne Gretzky Gretzky, Wayne null
6828 Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas. Marie Curie Curie, Marie null
6829 Be nice to people on your way up because you may meet them on your way down. Jimmy Durante Durante, Jimmy null
6830 If I'm going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them. Raymond Chandler Chandler, Raymond null
6831 You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning. Billy Wilder Wilder, Billy null
6832 What we have done done for ourselves alone dies with us; What we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal. Albert Pike Pike, Albert null
6833 As you simplify life, the laws of the universe will be simpler. Henry David Thoreau Thoreau, Henry David null
6834 Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo null
6835 If common sense is so common, why is there so little of it? Mark Twain Twain, Mark null
6836 It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful. Henry Ward Beecher Beecher, Henry Ward null
6837 I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come. Michael Jordan Jordan, Michael null
6838 Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust. Oliver Wendell Holmes Holmes, Oliver Wendell null
6839 You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6840 I have never met a vampire personally, but I don't know what might happen tomorrow. Bela Lugosi Lugosi, Bela null
6841 Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time. Arnold H. Glasow Glasow, Arnold Henry null
6842 To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is a miracle. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
6843 What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other? George Eliot Eliot, George null
6844 Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life. Buddha Buddha null
6845 At the timberline where the storms strike with the most fury, the sturdiest trees are found. James Hudson Taylor Taylor, James Hudson null
6846 Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art. William Ralph Inge Inge, William Ralph null
6847 Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death. Gen. Omar N. Bradley Bradley, Gen. Omar N. null
6848 If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," that would suffice. Meister Eckhart Eckhart, Meister null
6849 In my music I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. Charles Mingus Mingus, Charles null
6850 I like to write when I feel spiteful; It's like having a good sneeze. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. null
6851 In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these. Paul Harvey Harvey, Paul null
6852 It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6853 Yes, I suppose some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers. T. S. Eliot Eliot, T. S. null
6854 Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. Gen. Omar N. Bradley Bradley, Gen. Omar N. null
6855 If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there. Lewis Carroll Carroll, Lewis null
6856 Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas null
6857 Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people's rights is peace. Benito Juarez Juarez, Benito null
6858 The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl. Dave Barry Barry, Dave null
6859 Blessed are those who give without remembering. And blessed are those who take without forgetting. Bernard Meltzer Meltzer, Bernard null
6860 Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves. Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales null
6861 Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship. Gen. Omar N. Bradley Bradley, Gen. Omar N. null
6862 A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song. Lou Holtz Holtz, Lou null
6863 A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it. William Feather Feather, William null
6864 All water has a perfect memory and is forever trying to get back to where it was. Toni Morrison Morrison, Toni null
6865 Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can. Princess Diana Diana, Princess of Wales null
6866 Regard it as just as desirable to build a chicken house as to build a cathedral. Frank Lloyd Wright Wright, Frank Lloyd null
6867 A morning glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books. Walt Whitman Whitman, Walt null
6868 Recession is when a neighbor loses his job. Depression is when you lose yours. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald null
6869 The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in. Morrie Schwartz Schwartz, Morrie null
6870 These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren. John Dillinger Dillinger, John null
6871 To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable. Aaron Copeland Copeland, Aaron null
6872 But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads? Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
6873 Everything that happens, happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so. Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
6874 Life is partly what we make it and partly what it is made by the friends we choose. Tennessee Williams Williams, Tennessee null
6875 The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right. William Safire Safire, William null
6876 Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping. Bo Derek Derek, Bo null
6877 When I'm hungry, I eat. When I'm thirsty, I drink. When I feel like saying something, I say it. Madonna Madonna null
6878 I try to believe like I believed when I was five ... when your heart tells you everything you need to know. Lucy Liu Liu, Lucy null
6879 Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. be one. Marcus Aurelius Aurelius, Marcus null
6880 Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent. Emily Dickinson Dickinson, Emily null
6881 A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world. Albert Camus Camus, Albert null
6882 We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free. Jiddu Krishnamurti Krishnamurti, Jiddu null
6883 Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive. Sir Walter Scott, from the 1808 poem: "Marmion" Scott, Sir Walter null
6884 Cheers to the New Year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey Winfrey, Oprah null
6885 New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. James Agate Agate, James null
6886 When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it. Vinoba Bhave Bhave, Vinoba null
6887 Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear when you ignore them long enough. Earl Wilson Wilson, Earl null
6888 In seeing ourselves from outside we find it difficult to take our lives seriously. This loss of conviction, and the attempt to regain it, is the problem of the meaning of life. Thomas Nagel Nagel, Thomas #14 Summer 2009
6889 There is hardly any place or any company where you may not gain knowledge, if you please; almost everybody knows some one thing and is glad to talk about that one thing. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord #15
6890 It is difficult to love mankind unless one has a reasonable private income, and when one has a reasonable private income, one has better things to do than loving mankind. Hugh Kingsmill Kingsmill, Hugh #16
6891 Old age is like climbing a mountain. You climb from ledge to ledge. The higher you get, the more tired and breathless you become, but your views become more extensive. Ingmar Bergman Bergman, Ingmar #17
6892 In any American village, North or South, East or West, there is no problem which cannot be solved in half an hour by the morons who lounge about the village store. Walter White White, Walter #19
6893 I'm not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop, the mouth is crooked, the teeth aren't straight, the voice sounds like a Mafioso pallbearer. Sylvester Stallone Stallone, Sylvester #20
6894 Things which matter cost money, and we've got to spend the money if we don't want to have generations of parasites rather than generations of citizens. Barbara Jordan Jordan, Barbara #21
6895 Just as eating against one's will is injurious to health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in. Leonardo da Vinci da Vinci, Leonardo #22
6896 Curiosity ... endows the people who have it with a generosity in argument and a serenity in cheerful willingness to let life take the form it will. Alistair Cooke Cooke, Alistair #23
6897 Each day, and the living of it, has to be a conscious creation in which discipline and order are relieved with some play and some pure foolishness. May Sarton Sarton, May #24
6898 Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough. Franklin D. Roosevelt Roosevelt, Franklin Delano #25
6899 America is a land where a citizen will cross the ocean to fight for democracy - and won't cross the street to vote in a national election. Bill Vaughan Vaughan, Bill #26
6900 It rarely adds anything to say, "In my opinion" - not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope. Paul Goodman Goodman, Paul #27
6901 When our friends are prosperous, we should wait till we are summoned. When they are unfortunate, we should go to them unbidden. Demetrius Phalereus Phalereus, Demetrius #28
6902 Remember that there is nothing stable in human affairs; therefore avoid undue elation in prosperity, or undue depression in adversity. Socrates Socrates #31
6903 Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well. Mahatma Gandhi Gandhi, Mohandas #33
6904 Oh! Do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch. Jane Austen, "Mansfield Park" Austen, Jane #34
6905 It would be impossible to "love" anyone or anything one knew completely. Love is directed towards what lies hidden in its object. Paul Valery Valery, Paul #35
6906 The fixed determination to have acquired the warrior soul, to either conquer or perish with honor, is the secret of victory. George S. Patton Patton, George S. #37
6907 The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret. Henri Amiel Amiel, Henri Frederic #38
6908 Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other. Pietro Metastasio Metastasio, Pietro #39
6909 The greatest violence is when you attack somebody with the notion that they're hopeless, that they can't change. That is violence. Sean Penn Penn, Sean #40
6910 Life has this in common with prizefighting: If you've received a belly blow, it's likely to be followed by a right to the jaw. Amanda Cross Cross, Amanda #41
6911 I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. Lucille Ball Ball, Lucille #45
6912 If you try to nail anything down in the novel, either it kills the novel, or the novel gets up and walks away with the nail. D. H. Lawrence Lawrence, D. H. #46
6913 I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician. Charlie Chaplin Chaplin, Charlie #47
6914 The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. #48
6915 All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope. Sir Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston #49
6916 When you have found out the prevailing passion of any man, remember never to trust him where that passion is concerned. Lord Chesterfield Chesterfield, Lord #50
6917 Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment. William Young Elliott Elliott, William Young #51
6918 Happiness is a matter of one's most ordinary everyday mode of consciousness being busy and lively and unconcerned with self. Iris Murdoch Murdoch, Iris #52
6919 If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted? George Carlin Carlin, George #53
6920 They told me to fix my teeth, change my nose, even get out of the business. But I stayed, and learned, and didn't give up. Lauren Hutton Hutton, Lauren #55
6921 Every reform is only a mask under cover of which a more terrible reform, which dares not yet name itself, advances. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo #56
6922 The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs. Marlene Dietrich Dietrich, Marlene #68
6923 I have been told I was on the road to hell, but I had no idea it was just a mile down the road with a dome on it. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham #70
6924 If you look into your own heart, and you find nothing wrong there, what is there to worry about? What is there to fear? Confucius Confucius #71
6925 When I started out, I didn't have any desire to be an actress or learn how to act. I just wanted to be famous. Katharine Hepburn Hepburn, Katharine #72
6926 What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight, it's the size of the fight in the dog. Dwight D. Eisenhower Eisenhower, Dwight D. #78
6927 Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses. Horace Horace #79
6928 We do not what we ought; What we ought not, we do; And lean upon the thought, that chance will bring us through. Matthew Arnold Arnold, Matthew #80
6929 This is the very devilish thing about foreign affairs: they are foreign and will not always conform to our whim. James Reston Reston, James #83
6930 I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I'm in a cabinet meeting. Ronald Reagan Reagan, Ronald #84
6931 I'm astounded by people who want to "know" the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown. Woody Allen Allen, Woody #85
6932 Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius #86
6933 Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation. Benjamin Disraeli Disraeli, Benjamin #87
6934 The rain fell alike upon the just and upon the unjust, and for nothing was there a why and a wherefore. W. Somerset Maugham Maugham, W. Somerset #88
6935 Absurdity, noun: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion. Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" Bierce, Ambrose #89
6936 Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience. Eric Hoffer Hoffer, Eric #90
6937 We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate. Thomas Jefferson Jefferson, Thomas #91
6938 The place of the father in the modern suburban family is a very small one, particularly if he plays golf. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand #92
6939 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 Keller, Helen #95
6940 Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. John F. Kennedy Kennedy, John Fitzgerald #96
6941 All sects are different, because they come from men; morality is everywhere the same, because it comes from God. Voltaire Voltaire #97
6942 To knock a thing down, especially if it is cocked at an arrogant angle, is a deep delight of the blood. George Santayana Santayana, George #98
6943 By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you'll be happy. If you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher. Socrates Socrates #99
6944 Fortune is the ruler in half our actions, but she allows the other half or thereabouts to be governed by us. Machiavelli Machiavelli, Niccolo #100
6945 Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the new world in the first place. Otto Friedrich Friedrich, Otto #101
6946 It is a mistake to look too far ahead. Only one link of the chain of destiny can be handled at a time. Winston Churchill Churchill, Sir Winston #102
6947 The person who agrees with everything you say either isn't listening to you or plans to sell you something. Bud Holiday Holiday, Bud #103
6948 Show me a great actor and I'll show you a lousy husband. Show me a great actress and you've seen the devil. W. C. Fields Fields, W. C. #104
6949 We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. Ralph Waldo Emerson Emerson, Ralph Waldo #105
6950 Men are able to trust one another, knowing the exact degree of dishonesty they are entitled to expect. Stephen Leacock Leacock, Stephen #106
6951 I love living. I have some problems with my life, but living is the best thing they've come up with so far. Neil Simon Simon, Neil #108
6952 In a story, the craftsmanship is fully exposed. A novel is like charity; it covers a multitude of faults. Thea Astley Astley, Thea #111
6953 Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace. Horace Horace #114
6954 Solitude affects some people like wine; they must not take too much of it, for it flies to the head. Mary Coleridge Coleridge, Mary #115
6955 You have to have a catcher, because if you don't, the pitch will roll all the way back to the screen. Casey Stengel Stengel, Casey #116
6956 The best way you can surprise a woman with an anniversary gift is to give her just what she wanted. Arbuth Arundale Arundale, Arbuth #117
6957 There is no sense in having an argument with a man so stupid he doesn't know you have the better of him. John Roper Roper, John #121
6958 Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases. Francoise Sagan Sagan, Francoise #122
6959 Affection is responsible for nine-tenths of whatever solid and durable happiness there is in our lives. C. S. Lewis Lewis, C. S. #123
6960 He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper. Edmund Burke Burke, Edmund #124
6961 Don't tell your friends their social faults; they will cure the fault and never forgive you. Logan Pearsall Smith Smith, Logan Pearsall #127
6962 A country can get more real joy out of just hollering for their freedom than they can if they get it. Will Rogers Rogers, Will #128
6963 If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work. Khalil Gibran Gibran, Khalil #129
6964 It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave. Homer Homer #130
6965 If a cluttered desk is the sign of a cluttered mind, what is the significance of a clean desk? Laurence J. Peter Peter, Laurence Johnston #131
6966 There is a supreme lucidity, which is the precisely calculated awareness which is called madness. Martha Graham Graham, Martha #132
6967 I believe that all government is evil, and that trying to improve it is largely a waste of time. H. L. Mencken Mencken, H. L. #133
6968 The only people who learn from computer assisted instruction are the authors of the software. Ben Schneiderman Schneiderman, Ben #135
6969 After a certain age, the more one becomes oneself, the more obvious one's family traits become. Marcel Proust Proust, Marcel #137
6970 A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable. Richard E. Byrd Byrd, Richard E. #140
6971 The chiefest sanctity of a temple is that it is a place to which men go to weep in common. Miguel De Unamuno de Unamuno, Miguel #142
6972 Everything is vague to a degree you do not realize till you have tried to make it precise. Bertrand Russell Russell, Bertrand #143
6973 The body is an instrument, the mind its function, the witness and reward of its operation. George Santayana Santayana, George #144
6974 Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony. Seneca Seneca #145
6975 Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way. Jane Austen, "Emma" Austen, Jane #146
6976 What we call reality is an agreement that people have arrived at to make life more livable. Louise Nevelson Nevelson, Louise #147
6977 If Washington is a Hollywood for ugly people, Hollywood is a Washington for the simple-minded. John McCain McCain, John #148
6978 Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this. Gustave Flaubert Flaubert, Gustave #149
6979 If people knew how hard I have had to work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful. Michelangelo Michelangelo #150
6980 If the reporter has killed our imagination with his truth, he threatens our life with his lies. Karl Kraus Kraus, Karl #151
6981 If you would win a man to your cause, first convince him that you are his sincere friend. Abraham Lincoln Lincoln, Abraham #152
6982 Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator. Cicero Cicero, Marcus Tullius #153
6983 I do not know the American gentleman. God forgive me for putting two such words together. Charles Dickens Dickens, Charles #154
6984 Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight. Benjamin Franklin Franklin, Benjamin #155
6985 I think it is likely that there is life out there. I fear we shall never know about it. Richard Dawkins Dawkins, Richard #157
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