Quotes

I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith.
2 Timothy 4:7 : 11325 : 2 Timothy 4:7



It is the task of the architect to give life a gentler structure.
Alvar Aalto : 10822 : Aalto, Alvar



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 : 6821 : Aaron, Hank



It took me seventeen years to get three thousand hits in baseball. l did it in one afternoon on the golf course.
Hank Aaron : 8994 : Aaron, Hank



The pitcher has got only a ball. I've got a bat. So the percentage in weapons is in my favor and I let the fellow with the ball do the fretting.
Hank Aaron : 9320 : Aaron, Hank



There is no logical reason why girls shouldn't play baseball. It's not that tough.
Hank Aaron : 11320 : Aaron, Hank



Be loyal to what you love, be true to the earth, fight your enemies with passion and laughter.
Edward Abbey : 10287 : Abbey, Edward



The lens freezes time and space in what may be an optical slavery or, contrarily, the crystallization of meaning. The limits of the lens's vision are esthetically often a virtue.
Berenice Abbott : 10638 : Abbott, Berenice



Photography can never grow up if it imitates some other medium. It has to walk alone; It has to be itself.
Berenice Abbott : 12524 : Abbott, Berenice



Photography doesn't teach you how to express your emotions; It teaches you how to see.
Bereniece Abbott : 12567 : Abbott, Bereniece



Business without profit is not business any more than a pickle is candy.
Charles F. Abbott : 2025 : Abbott, Charles F.



Being an MP is the sort of job all working-class parents want for their children - clean, indoors and no heavy lifting.
Diane Abbott : 12525 : Abbott, Diane



The Rite of Spring is an exciting piece of music, but I don't believe that it has any future as a Broadway musical.
George Abbott : 9375 : Abbott, George



We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies.
Shirley Abbott : 10637 : Abbott, Shirley



No one can understand the truth until he drinks of coffee's frothy goodness.
Sheik Abd-al-Kadir : 4016 : Abd-al-Kadir, Sheik



I see something special and show it to the camera. A picture is produced. The moment is held until someone sees it. Then it is theirs.
Sam Abell : 12356 : Abell, Sam



If I have not seen as far as others, it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
Hal Abelson : 6710 : Abelson, Hal



The test for whether or not you can hold a job should not be the arrangement of your chromosomes.
Bella Abzug : 8154 : Abzug, Bella



The best cure for hypochondria is to forget about your body and get interested in somebody else's.
Goodman Ace : 750 : Ace, Goodman



Politics makes estranged bedfellows.
Goodman Ace : 7734 : Ace, Goodman



Women like silent men. They think they're listening.
Marcel Achard : 10557 : Achard, Marcel



Women have a passion for mathematics. They divide their age in half, double the price of their clothes, and always add at least five years to the age of their best friend.
Marcel Achard : 11177 : Achard, Marcel



The world is like a Mask dancing. If you want to see it well, do not stand in one place.
Chinua Achebe : 12527 : Achebe, Chinua



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 : 2698 : Acheson, Dean



The manner in which one endures what must be endured is more important than the thing that must be endured.
Dean Acheson : 9183 : Acheson, Dean



Everyone admits that love is wonderful and necessary, but no one can agree on what it is.
Diane Ackerman : 2211 : Ackerman, Diane



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 : 4245 : Ackerman, Diane



Poetry is an act of distillation. It takes contingency samples, is selective. It telescopes time. It focuses what most often floods past us in a polite blur.
Diane Ackerman : 7872 : Ackerman, Diane



I'd rather be a host than a guest. As Beerbohm observed, a happy host is a sad guest.
Harold Acton : 797 : Acton, Harold



If the past has been an obstacle and a burden, knowledge of the past is the safest and the surest emancipation.
John Acton : 11580 : Acton, John



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 : 5102 : Acton, Lord



Everything secret degenerates, even the administration of justice; nothing is safe that does not show how it can bear discussion and publicity.
Lord Acton : 8244 : Acton, Lord



No error is so monstrous that it fails to find defenders among the ablest men.
Lord Acton : 12031 : Acton, Lord



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 : 2665 : Adams, Abigail



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 : 3384 : Adams, Abigail



We have too many high-sounding words and too few actions that correspond with them.
Abigail Adams : 4030 : Adams, Abigail



Do not put such unlimited power into the hands of the husbands. Remember all men would be tyrants if they could.
Abigail Adams, to John Adams : 10436 : Adams, Abigail



Learning is not attained by chance, it must be sought for with ardor and attended to with diligence.
Abigail Adams : 10932 : Adams, Abigail



A little of what you call frippery is very necessary towards looking like the rest of the world.
Abigail Adams : 11810 : Adams, Abigail



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 : 2724 : Adams, Ansel



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 : 4202 : Adams, Ansel



Not everybody trusts paintings, but people believe photographs.
Ansel Adams : 9177 : Adams, Ansel



In wisdom gathered over time, I have found that every experience is a form of exploration.
Ansel Adams : 10616 : Adams, Ansel



When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.
Ansel Adams : 11244 : Adams, Ansel



Executive? A man who talks to visitors so the other employees can get their work done.
Cedric Adams : 9430 : Adams, Cedric



All right, so I spend money. Can you name one other extravagance I have?
Cindy Adams : 384 : Adams, Cindy



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 : 3037 : Adams, Douglas



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 : 3490 : Adams, Douglas



Time is an illusion. Lunchtime doubly so.
Douglas Adams : 6806 : Adams, Douglas



I'd take the awe of understanding over the awe of ignorance any day.
Douglas Adams : 8423 : Adams, Douglas



Even he, to whom most things that most people would think were pretty smart were pretty dumb, thought it was pretty smart.
Douglas Adams, from "The Salmon of Doubt" : 8569 : Adams, Douglas



He attacked everything in life with a mix of extraordinary genius and naive incompetence, and it was often difficult to tell which was which.
Douglas Adams : 8933 : Adams, Douglas



I refuse to answer that question on the grounds that I don't know the answer.
Douglas Adams : 9443 : Adams, Douglas



The impossible often has a kind of integrity to it which the merely improbable lacks.
Douglas Adams : 10242 : Adams, Douglas



I seldom end up where I wanted to go, but almost always end up where I need to be.
Douglas Adams : 11438 : Adams, Douglas



It's nice to think that one could, even here and now, be whisked away just by hitchhiking.
Douglas Adams : 11756 : Adams, Douglas



Nothing travels faster than light, with the possible exception of bad news, which follows its own rules.
Douglas Adams : 11956 : Adams, Douglas



The world is a thing of utter inordinate complexity and richness and strangeness that is absolutely awesome.
Douglas Adams : 12441 : Adams, Douglas



If you try and take a cat apart to see how it works, the first thing you have on your hands is a non-working cat.
Douglas Adams : 12452 : Adams, Douglas



To give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.
Douglas Adams : 12717 : Adams, Douglas



Anybody who finds it easy to make money on the horses is probably in the dog food business.
Franklin P. Adams : 627 : Adams, Franklin P.



In the order named, these are the hardest to control: wine, women, and song.
Franklin P. Adams : 628 : Adams, Franklin P.



Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year.
Franklin P. Adams : 2155 : Adams, Franklin P.



The best part of the fiction in many novels is the notice that the characters are purely imaginary.
Franklin P. Adams : 2530 : Adams, Franklin P.



Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody.
Franklin P. Adams : 2730 : Adams, Franklin P.



I hate the pollyanna pest who says all is for the best.
Franklin P. Adams : 5250 : Adams, Franklin P.



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 : 5967 : Adams, Franklin P.



There must be a day or two in a man's life when he is the precise age for something important.
Franklin P. Adams : 11602 : Adams, Franklin P.



The progress of evolution from President Washington to President Grant is alone enough to upset Darwin.
Henry Adams : 9405 : Adams, Henry



Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
Henry Adams : 10568 : Adams, Henry



We combat obstacles in order to get repose, and, when got, the repose is insupportable.
Henry Adams : 10779 : Adams, Henry



One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible.
Henry Adams : 12030 : Adams, Henry



Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.
Henry Adams : 826 : Adams, Henry Brooks



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 : 3489 : Adams, Henry Brooks



It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
Henry B. Adams : 4940 : Adams, Henry Brooks



A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
Henry Adams : 5305 : Adams, Henry Brooks



No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned, especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Brooks Adams : 6544 : Adams, Henry Brooks



A man can alter his life simply by altering his attitude of mind.
James Adams : 914 : Adams, James



There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it ill behooves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.
James Truslow Adams : 9988 : Adams, James Truslow



The most popular labor saving device today is still a husband with money.
Joey Adams : 982 : Adams, Joey



May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
Joey Adams : 4810 : Adams, Joey



Science is really going at a rapid pace. Now it's only a hundred years behind the comic strips.
Joey Adams : 8678 : Adams, Joey



Do not worry about avoiding temptation. As you grow older it will avoid you.
Joey Adams : 9586 : Adams, Joey



If it weren't for the fact that the TV set and the refrigerator are so far apart, some of us wouldn't get any exercise at all.
Joey Adams : 9687 : Adams, Joey



If virtue and knowledge are diffused among the people they will never be enslaved. This will be their great security.
John Adams : 1990 : Adams, John



Let us tenderly and kindly cherish, therefore, the means of knowledge. Let us dare to read, think, speak, and write.
John Adams : 3961 : Adams, John



The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
John Adams : 8292 : Adams, John



Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views beyond the comprehension of the weak.
John Adams : 9519 : Adams, John



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 : 1014 : Adams, John Quincy



Courage and perseverance have a magical talisman, before which difficulties disappear, and obstacles vanish into air.
John Quincy Adams : 3541 : Adams, John Quincy



If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.
John Quincy Adams : 5295 : Adams, John Quincy



The great crises of life are not, I think, necessarily those which are in themselves the hardest to bear, but those for which we are least prepared.
Mary Adams : 7229 : Adams, Mary



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 : 3747 : Adams, Patch



Who looks after the psychoanalyst's wife while the psychoanalyst is away being psychoanalyzed?
Scarritt Adams : 1630 : Adams, Scarritt



Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Scott Adams : 1632 : Adams, Scott



If you hawe any trouble sounding condescending, find a Unix user to show you how it's done.
Scott Adams : 10240 : Adams, Scott



There's a fine line between participation and mockery.
Scott Adams : 10559 : Adams, Scott



Energy is equal to desire and purpose.
Sheryl Adams : 8102 : Adams, Sheryl



Trying to sneak a fastball past Hank Aaron is like trying to sneak the sunrise past a rooster.
Joe Adcock : 10315 : Adcock, Joe



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 : 1035 : Addison, Joseph



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 : 1036 : Addison, Joseph



It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances.
Joseph Addison : 1037 : Addison, Joseph



We are growing serious, and, let me tell you, that's the very next step to being dull.
Joseph Addison : 1038 : Addison, Joseph



Tis pride, rank pride, and haughtiness of soul; I think the Romans call it stoicism.
Joseph Addison : 1988 : Addison, Joseph



Justice discards party, friendship, kindred, and is always, therefore, represented as blind.
Joseph Addison : 2030 : Addison, Joseph



A cloudy day, or a little sunshine, have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most real blessings or misfortunes.
Joseph Addison : 3083 : Addison, Joseph



Silence never shows itself to so great advantage as when it is made the reply to calumny and defamation.
Joseph Addison : 4563 : Addison, Joseph



A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
Joseph Addison : 5430 : Addison, Joseph



A man's first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart.
Joseph Addison : 7690 : Addison, Joseph



There is nothing truly valuable which can be purchased without pains and labor.
Joseph Addison : 7744 : Addison, Joseph



I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries, and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison : 8278 : Addison, Joseph



When I behold a fashionable table set out in all its magnificence, I fancy that I see gout and dropsies, fevers and lethargies, with other innumerable distempers lying in ambush among the dishes.
Joseph Addison : 8524 : Addison, Joseph



Health and cheerfulness naturally beget each other.
Joseph Addison : 10839 : Addison, Joseph



What sculpture is to a block of marble, education is to a human soul.
Joseph Addison : 12265 : Addison, Joseph



A man that goes out a fool cannot ride or sail himself into common sense.
Joseph Addison : 12480 : Addison, Joseph



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 : 4902 : Ade, George



For parlor use, the vague generality is a lifesaver.
George Ade : 5462 : Ade, George



A friend who is near and dear may in time become as useless as a relative.
George Ade : 6100 : Ade, George



There is everything in a name. A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, but would not cost half as much during the winter months.
George Ade : 8600 : Ade, George



I don't write songs about a specific, elusive thing. I write about love, and everyone knows what it is like to have your heart broken.
Adele : 12267 : Adele



We all live under the same sky, but we don't all have the same horizon.
Konrad Adenauer : 10585 : Adenauer, Konrad



An infallible method of conciliating a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Konrad Adenauer : 11085 : Adenauer, Konrad



Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time and money to do it right.
Kurt H. Adler : 4499 : Adler Kurt H.



It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler : 3587 : Adler, Alfred



Man knows more than he understands.
Alfred Adler : 8105 : Adler, Alfred



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 : 4651 : Adler, Felix



Champions know there are no shortcuts to the top. They climb the mountain one step at a time. They have no use for helicopters!
Judi Adler : 8611 : Adler, Judi



There is no point in our ancestors speaking to us unless we know how to listen.
Mortimer Adler : 1324 : Adler, Mortimer



Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler : 4064 : Adler, Stella



The theater was created to tell people the truth about life and the social situation.
Stella Adler : 7441 : Adler, Stella



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 : 1763 : Adorno, Thodor W.



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 : 4682 : Aeschylus



Make sure of the bear before you sell his skin.
Aesop's Fables : 21 : Aesop



Every truth has two sides; it is well to look at both sides before we commiit ourselves to either.
Aesop's Fables : 4953 : Aesop



A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop : 5141 : Aesop



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 : 6305 : Aesop



He who always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Aesop : 6477 : Aesop



It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop, The Jay and the Peacock : 6761 : Aesop



What a splendid head, yet no brain.
Aesop : 6816 : Aesop



It is with our passions, as it is with fire and water, they are good servants but bad masters.
Aesop : 6994 : Aesop



The smaller the mind the greater the conceit.
Aesop : 7089 : Aesop



Self-conceit may lead to self-destruction.
Aesop : 7397 : Aesop



Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Aesop : 7727 : Aesop



Beware, lest you lose the substance by grasping at the shadow.
Aesop : 7748 : Aesop



It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Aesop : 8103 : Aesop



While I see many hoof marks going in, I see none coming out. It is easier to get into the enemy's toils than out again.
Aesop, from "The Lion, the Fox, and the Beasts" : 8579 : Aesop



To watch updates of your relationships on CNN is bizarre in a way I cannot explain. You think, "Isn't there something happening in Bosnia?"
Ben Affleck : 11537 : Affleck, Ben



The truth which makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Agar : 6417 : Agar, Herbert



You should never trifle with Nature.
Jean Louis Agassiz : 11377 : Agassiz, Jean Louis



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 : 2368 : Agate, James



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 : 4658 : Agate, James



I have views on most matters, and I am as willing as a politician to change most of them.
James Agate : 5245 : Agate, James



New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
James Agate : 6885 : Agate, James



Shaw's plays are the price we pay for Shaw's prefaces.
James Agate : 8389 : Agate, James



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 : 2302 : Agee, James



We all need the waters of the Mercy River. Though they don't run deep, there's usually enough, just enough, for the extravagance of our lives.
Jonis Agee : 8247 : Agee, Jonis



The lessons of the past are ignored and obliterated into a contemporary antagonism known as the generation gap.
Spiro T. Agnew : 11934 : Agnew, Spiro T.



A rumor will travel fastest to the place where it will cause the greatest harm.
Gustavo Agrait : 12503 : Agrait, Gustavo



It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
Ama Ata Aidoo : 8328 : Aidoo, Ama Ata



If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
Howard Aiken : 7404 : Aiken, Howard



At the present time there exist problems beyond our ability to solve, not because of theoretical difficulties, but because of insufficient means of mechanical computation.
Howard Aiken : 7529 : Aiken, Howard



You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
Leo Aikman : 9733 : Aikman, Leo



If you can't be a good example, then you'll just have to be a horrible warning.
Catherine Aird : 3806 : Aird, Catherine



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 : 5084 : Akers, John



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 : 2179 : Akhmatova, Anna



Life on the farm is a school of patience: you can't hurry the crops or make an ox in two days.
Henri Alain : 26 : Alain, Henri



Posy and pearls, amethyst and gold, forever you and I, our precious love to hold.
Astrid Alauda : 4835 : Alauda, Astrid



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 : 4965 : Albery, James



The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.
Mitch Albom : 8171 : Albom, Mitch



A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
Herm Albright : 3856 : Albright, Herm



Summer vacation: When parents suddenly realize that teachers are grossly underpaid.
Herm Albright : 10783 : Albright, Herm



Only in America could a refugee girl from Europe become secretary of state.
Madeline Albright : 2855 : Albright, Madeline



That is a good book which is opened with expectation and closed with delight and profit.
A. B. Alcott : 3 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
Amos Bronson Alcott : 83 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



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 : 84 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



Devotees of grammatical studies have not been distinguished for any very remarkable felicities of expression.
Bronson Alcott : 3958 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



First find the man in yourself if you will inspire manliness in others.
Amos Bronson Alcott : 4524 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



Our friends interpret the world and ourselves to us, if we take them tenderly and truly.
Amos Bronson Alcott : 10619 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



To keep the heart unwrinkled, to be hopeful, kindly, cheerful, reverent that is to triumph over old age.
Amos Bronson Alcott : 11953 : Alcott, Amos Bronson



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 : 5973 : Alcott, Amy Strum



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 : 3026 : Alcott, Louisa May



I had a pleasant time with my mind, for it was happy.
Louisa May Alcott : 4532 : Alcott, Louisa May



I am not afraid of storms, for I am learning how to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott : 5122 : Alcott, Louisa May



I don't think secrets agree with me; I feel rumpled up in my mind since you told me that.
Louisa May Alcott : 7312 : Alcott, Louisa May



Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn't worth ruling.
Louisa May Alcott : 12528 : Alcott, Louisa May



It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
Alan Alda : 2021 : Alda, Alan



Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always better to be wise than to be smart.
Alan Alda : 7453 : Alda, Alan



No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle and good, without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
Alan Alda : 8177 : Alda, Alan



It's too bad I'm not as wonderful a person as people say I am, because the world could use a few people like that.
Alan Alda : 8506 : Alda, Alan



If I can't get the girl, at least give me more money.
Alan Alda : 11369 : Alda, Alan



The good thing about being a hypocrite is that you get to keep your values.
Alan Alda : 12526 : Alda, Alan



There is not enough darkness in all the world to put out the light of even one small candle.
Robert Alden : 3167 : Alden, Robert



Science fiction is no more written for scientists than ghost stories are written for ghosts.
Brian Aldiss : 285 : Aldiss, Brian



Why should you be confused just because you come from a confused civilization?
Brian Aldiss : 12529 : Aldiss, Brian



What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, stardust, or sea foam, flower or winged air.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich : 6030 : Aldrich, Thomas Bailey



How great are the dangers I face to win a good name in Athens.
Alexander the Great : 6108 : Alexander the Great



Harold (Robbins) could be the best conversationalist in the world - if he ever found anyone he thought worth talking to.
H. Alexander : 2491 : Alexander, H.



All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
Scott Alexander : 7957 : Alexander, Scott



A handwritten, personal letter has become a genuine modern-day luxury, like a child's pony ride.
Shana Alexander : 6056 : Alexander, Shana



Letters are expectation packed in an envelope.
Shana Alexander : 6154 : Alexander, Shana



Trying to squash a rumor is like trying to unring a bell.
Shana Alexander : 10214 : Alexander, Shana



Providence sees to it that no man gets happiness out of crime.
Vittorio Alfieri : 5506 : Alfieri, Vittorio



Had I been present at the Creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Alfonso, King of Castile, on studying the Ptolemaic system : 8216 : Alfonso, King of Castile



Be what you say; and, within the rules of prudence, say what you are.
Henry Alford : 10241 : Alford, Henry



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 : 3458 : Alfven, Hannes



After every storm the sun will smile; for every problem there is a solution, and the soul's indefeasible duty is to be of good cheer.
William R. Alger : 10003 : Alger, William R.



The flower we do not pluck is the only which never loses its beauty or its fragrance.
W. R. Alger : 1850 : Alger, William Rounseville



False eloquence is exaggeration: true eloquence is emphasis.
William Rounseville Alger : 9547 : Alger, William Rounseville



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 : 1338 : Algren, Nelson



I have said I am the greatest. Ain't nobody ever heard me say I was the smartest.
Muhammad Ali : 1313 : Ali, Muhammad



The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.
Muhammad Ali : 1314 : Ali, Muhammad



To be a great champion, you must believe you are the best. If you're not, pretend you are.
Muhammad Ali : 1329 : Ali, Muhammad



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 : 2239 : Ali, Muhammad



I am the astronaut of boxing. Joe Louis and Dempsey were just jet pilots. I'm in a world of my own.
Muhammad Ali : 7118 : Ali, Muhammad



It's just a job. Grass grows, birds fly, waves pound the sand. I beat people up.
Muhammad Ali : 7812 : Ali, Muhammad



Inside a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong.
Muhammad Ali : 8690 : Ali, Muhammad



If you even dream of beating me you'd better wake up and apologize.
Muhammad Ali : 10901 : Ali, Muhammad



Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.
Muhammad Ali : 10978 : Ali, Muhammad



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 : 4272 : Alighieri, Dante



The more perfect a thing is, the more susceptible to good and bad treatment it is.
Dante Alighieri : 8700 : Alighieri, Dante



Pride, envy, avarice - these are the sparks have set on fire the hearts of all men.
Dante Alighieri : 11435 : Alighieri, Dante



The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
Noelie Alito : 10825 : Alito, Noelie



If I could get my membership fee back, I'd resign from the human race.
Fred Allen : 630 : Allen, Fred



I like long walks. Especially when they're taken by people who annoy me.
Fred Allen : 631 : Allen, Fred



Was she old? When they lit the candles on her birthday cake, six people were overcome by the heat.
Fred Allen : 632 : Allen, Fred



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 : 2309 : Allen, Fred



He writes so well he makes me feel like putting my quill back in the goose.
Fred Allen : 2549 : Allen, Fred



I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college, won the case and got my tuition back.
Fred Allen : 3849 : Allen, Fred



A conference is a gathering of important people who singly can do nothing, but together can decide nothing can be done.
Fred Allen : 4422 : Allen, Fred



An associate producer is the only guy in Hollywood who will associate with a producer.
Fred Allen : 4438 : Allen, Fred



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 : 4703 : Allen, Fred



Television is a medium because anything well done is rare.
Fred Allen : 5396 : Allen, Fred



The head of our advertising agency suffered from claustrophobia so he had to stay out of Rhode Island.
Fred Allen : 5532 : Allen, Fred



I always have trouble remembering three things: faces, names, and - I can’t remember what the third thing is.
Fred Allen : 6043 : Allen, Fred



I have just returned from Boston. It is the only thing to do if you find yourself up there.
Fred Allen : 6428 : Allen, Fred



Hollywood is a place where people from Iowa mistake each other for movie stars.
Fred Allen : 6528 : Allen, Fred



An advertising agency is eighty-five percent confusion and fifteen percent commission.
Fred Allen : 7174 : Allen, Fred



His hobby is collecting old echoes.
Fred Allen : 7735 : Allen, Fred



I don't have to look up my family tree, because I know that I'm the sap.
Fred Allen : 9854 : Allen, Fred



You can take all the sincerity in Hollywood, place it in the navel of a fruit fly and still have room enough for three caraway seeds and a producer's heart.
Fred Allen : 10656 : Allen, Fred



Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; He should be drawn and quoted.
Fred Allen : 12584 : Allen, Fred



Every time you win, you're reborn; when you lose, you die a little.
George Allen, Sr. : 8831 : Allen, George, Sr.



Forget the past - the future will give you plenty to worry about.
George Allen, Sr. : 9154 : Allen, George, Sr.



I was so surprised at being born that I didn't speak for a year and a half.
Gracie Allen : 12341 : Allen, Gracie



Jumping at several small opportunities may get us there more quickly than waiting for the big one to come along.
Hugh Allen : 5436 : Allen, Hugh



If I can't blow up the world in the first ten seconds, then the show is a flop.
Irwin Allen : 6086 : Allen, Irwin



Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will bring about right results.
James L. Allen : 931 : Allen, James L.



You will become as small as your controlling desire, as great as your dominant aspiration.
James Allen : 5276 : Allen, James L.



Man is made or unmade by himself. By the right choice he ascends. As a being of power, intelligence, and love, and the lord of his own thoughts, he holds the key to every situation.
James Allen : 7846 : Allen, James L.



Men are anxious to improve their circumstances, but are unwilling to improve themselves; they therefore remain bound.
James Allen : 7947 : Allen, James L.



Oh, give me a home where the buffalo roam - and I'll show you a house full of dirt.
Marty Allen : 10095 : Allen, Marty



A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.
Marty Allen : 10897 : Allen, Marty



Many an optimist has become rich by buying out a pessimist.
Robert Allen : 5145 : Allen, Robert



While I relish our warm months, winter forms our character and brings out our best.
Tom Allen : 11417 : Allen, Tom



They reside with my father - who polishes them. Well, I'm certainly not going to put Oscars in my house.
Woody Allen : 1943 : Allen, Woody



How can I believe in God when just last week I got my tongue caught in the roller of an electric typewriter?
Woody Allen : 1944 : Allen, Woody



There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen : 1945 : Allen, Woody



Time is nature's way of keeping everything from happening at once.
Woody Allen : 2257 : Allen, Woody



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 : 2689 : Allen, Woody



I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Woody Allen : 3206 : Allen, Woody



Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen : 3213 : Allen, Woody



Sex without love is an empty experience, but, as empty experiences go, it's one of the best.
Woody Allen : 5661 : Allen, Woody



Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
Woody Allen : 6692 : Allen, Woody



It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Woody Allen : 6729 : Allen, Woody



I'm astounded by people who want to "know" the universe when it's hard enough to find your way around Chinatown.
Woody Allen : 6931 : Allen, Woody



My education was dismal. I went to a series of schools for mentally disturbed teachers.
Woody Allen : 6998 : Allen, Woody



I tended to place my wife under a pedestal.
Woody Allen : 7087 : Allen, Woody



How is it possible to find meaning in a finite world, given my waist and shirt size?
Woody Allen : 7328 : Allen, Woody



Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
Woody Allen : 7379 : Allen, Woody



My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen : 7714 : Allen, Woody



I don't want to achieve immortality through my work. I want to achieve it through not dying.
Woody Allen : 7970 : Allen, Woody



What if everything is an illusion and nothing exists? In that case, I definitely overpaid for my carpet.
Woody Allen : 7981 : Allen, Woody



I'd rather die than live in the country. I've always been at two with nature.
Woody Allen : 9069 : Allen, Woody



When I was born, my family was so poor my mother couldn't afford to use talcum powder on me. So she used to douse me with kitchen baking soda. About once every month I'd break out in a severe case of cookies.
Woody Allen : 9933 : Allen, Woody



I do not believe in an afterlife, but I am bringing a change of underwear.
Woody Allen : 10239 : Allen, Woody



It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light, and certainly not desirable, as one's hat keeps blowing off.
Woody Allen : 11252 : Allen, Woody



All people know the same truth; Our lives consist of how we choose to distort it.
Woody Allen : 12194 : Allen, Woody



The curtain rises on a vast primitive wasteland, not unlike certain parts of New Jersey.
Woody Allen : 12579 : Allen, Woody



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 : 6590 : Allingham, Margery



Outrage, combining as it does shock, anger, reproach, and helplessness, is perhaps the most unmanageable, the most demoralizing of all the emotions.
Margery Allingham : 9307 : Allingham, Margery



There's a lot of terrible things goin' on all the time, but you gotta try and have some fun in the end.
Mose Allison : 7751 : Allison, Mose



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 : 4774 : Allport, Gordon



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 : 1444 : Almodovar, Pedro



We begin by fooling others and end by fooling ourselves.
Eric Alterman : 2923 : Alterman, Eric



If this was adulthood, the only improvement she could detect in her situation was that she could now eat dessert without eating her vegetables.
Lisa Alther : 7240 : Alther, Lisa



That's the risk you take if you change; that people you've been involved with won't like the new you. But other people who do will come along.
Lisa Alther : 7897 : Alther, Lisa



I've always felt that a person's intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Lisa Alther : 8907 : Alther, Lisa



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 : 6272 : Altman, Robert



I got fired for many years for doing a lot of the things that I'm now getting accolades for.
Robert Altman : 9024 : Altman, Robert



The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
Michael Altshuler : 12606 : Altshuler, Michael



Look around the table. If you don't see a sucker, get up, because you're the sucker.
Amarillo Slim : 3182 : Amarillo Slim



No man can be a sound lawyer who is not well-read in the laws of Moses.
Fisher Ames : 602 : Ames, Fisher



Our duty is to be useful, not according to our desires but according to our powers.
Amiel : 82 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



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 : 821 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 822 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Blessed be childhood which brings down something of heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
Henri F. Amiel : 2103 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



There is only one way of not hating those who do us wrong, and that is by doing them good.
Henri Amiel : 2448 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Learn to be what you are, and learn to resign with a good grace all that you are not.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 4722 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



An error is the more dangerous in proportion to the degree of truth which it contains.
Henri Amiel : 6073 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Action and faith enslave thought, both of them in order not to be troubled or inconvenienced by reflection, criticism, and doubt.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 6287 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Music is harmony; Harmony is perfection; Perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 6553 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



The man who insists upon seeing with perfect clearness before he decides, never decides. Accept life, and you must accept regret.
Henri Amiel : 6907 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Life is short, and we have never too much time for gladdening the hearts of those who are traveling the dark journey with us. Oh, be swift to live, make haste to be kind!
Henri Frederic Amiel : 7517 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



To surrender what is most profound and mysterious in one's being and personality at any price less than that of absolute reciprocity is profanation.
Henri Amiel : 9315 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



A modest garden contains, for those who know how to look and wait, more information than a library.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 10060 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh - that is to say, over fear. Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.
Henri Amiel : 11199 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



If man was what he ought to be, he would be adored by the animals.
Henri Amiel : 11711 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



A man must be able to cut a knot, for everything cannot be untied.
Henri Frederic Amiel : 12024 : Amiel, Henri Frederic



If you can't annoy somebody with what you write, I think there's little point in writing.
Kingsley Amis : 5367 : Amis, Kingsley



A bad review may spoil your breakfast, but you shouldn't allow it to spoil your lunch.
Kingsley Amis : 6996 : Amis, Kingsley



The average man seeks certainty in the eyes of the onlooker and calls that self-confidence. The warrior seeks impeccability in his own eyes and calls that humbleness.
John Amodeo : 10384 : Amodeo, John



You can't make the Duchess of Windsor into Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. The facts of life are very stubborn things.
Cleveland Amory : 9701 : Amory, Cleveland



I think NASCAR would be much more exciting if, like in a skating rink, every fifteen minutes someone announced it was time to reverse direction.
Jeffrey Anbinder : 9991 : Anbinder, Jeffrey



Just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen : 7153 : Andersen, Hans Christian



But the Emperor has nothing on at all! cried a little child.
Hans Christian Andersen : 8363 : Andersen, Hans Christian



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 : 4231 : Andersen, Sherwood



Speeches are like steer horns - a point here, a point there and a lot of bull in between.
Evelyn Anderson : 8502 : Anderson, Evelyn



Tattoo - what a loaded word it is, rife with associations to goons, goofs, bikers, tribal warriors, carnival artists, drunken sailors and floozies.
Jon Anderson : 3906 : Anderson, Jon



Why does everybody stand up and sing "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" when they're already there?
Larry Anderson : 9414 : Anderson, Larry



My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
Margaret Anderson : 4941 : Anderson, Margaret



As long as you keep a person down, some part of you has to be down there to hold him down, so it means you cannot soar as you otherwise might.
Marian Anderson : 9317 : Anderson, Marian



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 : 3002 : Anderson, Sherwood



The whole glory of writing lies in the fact that it forces us out of ourselves and into the lives of others.
Sherwood Anderson : 9705 : Anderson, Sherwood



The first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
Walter Anderson : 9903 : Anderson, Walter



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 : 5211 : Andress, Ursula



I take care of my flowers and my cats. And enjoy food. And that's living.
Ursula Andress : 9187 : Andress, Ursula



If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti : 10814 : Andretti, Mario



O can't you see, brother - death's a congested road for fighters now, and hero a cheap label.
C. D. Andrews : 7767 : Andrews, C. D.



All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews : 8189 : Andrews, Julie



Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
Julie Andrews : 10489 : Andrews, Julie



All careers go up and down like friendships, like marriages, like anything else, and you can't bat a thousand all the time.
Julie Andrews : 12465 : Andrews, Julie



Children's talent to endure stems from their ignorance of alternatives.
Maya Angelou : 1290 : Angelou, Maya



The need for change bulldozed a road down the center of my mind.
Maya Angelou : 1291 : Angelou, Maya



You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home, so it's all right.
Maya Angelou : 1292 : Angelou, Maya



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 : 2292 : Angelou, Maya



There is nothing so pitiful as a young cynic because he has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.
Maya Angelou : 3936 : Angelou, Maya



Nothing will work unless you do.
Maya Angelou : 5172 : Angelou, Maya



Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou : 6057 : Angelou, Maya



If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou : 7785 : Angelou, Maya



In all my work what I try to say is that as human beings we are more alike than we are unalike.
Maya Angelou : 8673 : Angelou, Maya



If you have only one smile in you, give it to the people you love. Don't be surly at home, then go out in the street and start grinning "Good morning" at total strangers.
Maya Angelou : 8895 : Angelou, Maya



If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
Maya Angelou : 9224 : Angelou, Maya



History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.
Maya Angelou : 9875 : Angelou, Maya



I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.
Maya Angelou : 9890 : Angelou, Maya



I don't believe that the accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings. Gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
Maya Angelou : 10629 : Angelou, Maya



There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou : 10942 : Angelou, Maya



You may write me down in history with your bitter, twisted lies, you may trod me in the very dirt but still, like dust, I'll rise.
Maya Angelou : 11043 : Angelou, Maya



There is a very fine line between loving life and being greedy for it.
Maya Angelou : 11346 : Angelou, Maya



I can be changed by what happens to me, but I refuse to be reduced by it.
Maya Angelou : 11387 : Angelou, Maya



Most plain girls are virtuous because of the scarcity of opportunity to be otherwise.
Maya Angelou : 11626 : Angelou, Maya



The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
Maya Angelou : 11742 : Angelou, Maya



Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences, penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope.
Maya Angelou : 11835 : Angelou, Maya



Courage is the most important of all virtues, because without it we can't practice any other virtue with consistency.
Maya Angelou : 11930 : Angelou, Maya



If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou : 12028 : Angelou, Maya



How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Maya Angelou : 12091 : Angelou, Maya



No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.
Maya Angelou : 12185 : Angelou, Maya



We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.
Maya Angelou : 12218 : Angelou, Maya



As long as you're breathing, it's never too late to do some good.
Maya Angelou : 12238 : Angelou, Maya



I'm convinced of this: Good done anywhere is good done everywhere.
Maya Angelou : 12263 : Angelou, Maya



For a change, start by speaking to people rather than walking by them like they're stones that don't matter.
Maya Angelou : 12291 : Angelou, Maya



Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.
Maya Angelou : 12487 : Angelou, Maya



I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; You need to be able to throw something back.
Maya Angelou : 12555 : Angelou, Maya



Pick up the battle and make it a better world just where you are. It can be better and it must be better, but it's up to us.
Maya Angelou : 12689 : Angelou, Maya



If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
Maya Angelou : 12701 : Angelou, Maya



The greater your capacity to love, the greater your capacity to feel the pain.
Jennifer Aniston : 7415 : Aniston, Jennifer



Once you figure out who you are and what you love about yourself, I think it all kind of falls into place.
Jennifer Aniston : 12330 : Aniston, Jennifer



Oh, love is real enough, you will find it some day but it has one archenemy, and that is life.
Jean Anouilh : 1971 : Anouilh, Jean



Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh : 3340 : Anouilh, Jean



Real miracles are created by men when they use their God-given courage and intelligence.
Jean Anouilh : 11303 : Anouilh, Jean



The spring is wound up tight. It will uncoil of itself. That is what is so convenient in tragedy. The least little turn of the wrist will do the job. Anything will set it going.
Jean Anouilh : 11493 : Anouilh, Jean



Everything ends this way in France. Weddings, christenings, duels, burials, swindlings. affairs of state - everything is a pretext for a good dinner.
Jean Anouith : 7222 : Anouith, Jean



Some people are willing to work only if they can start at the top and work up.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 475 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



Others can stop you temporarily. Only you can do it permanently.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 476 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



Your enemy might become your friend, if you allow him to become who he is.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 477 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



Your interpretation of what you see and hear is just that - your interpretation.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 5297 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



If you are honest because honesty is the best policy, then your honesty is corrupt.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 5487 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



If you are honest because honesty is the best policy, then your honesty is corrupt.
Dr. Robert Anthony : 5488 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



Some people drink from the fountain of knowledge, others just gargle.
Robert Anthony : 11441 : Anthony, Dr. Robert



Modern invention has banished the spinning wheel, and the same law of progress makes the woman of today a different woman from her grandmother.
Susan B. Anthony : 7557 : Anthony, Susan B.



When I was young, if a girl married poverty, she became a drudge; if she married wealth, she became a doll.
Susan B. Anthony : 9389 : Anthony, Susan B.



The true Republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.
Susan B. Anthony : 11290 : Anthony, Susan B.



The day will come when men will recognize woman as his peer, not only at the fireside, but in councils of the nation.
Susan B. Anthony : 12094 : Anthony, Susan B.



Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputation and social standing, never can bring about a reform.
Susan B. Anthony : 12395 : Anthony, Susan B.



There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
Marie Antoinette : 8082 : Antoinette, Marie



When you walk into a room, a healthy, beautiful smile is incredibly important.
Susan Anton : 10312 : Anton, Susan



Nature and certainty are very hard to come at, and infallibility is mere vanity and pretense.
Marcus Antonius : 1216 : Antonius, Marcus



Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
Marcus Antonius : 9343 : Antonius, Marcus



Between flattery and admiration there often flows a river of contempt.
Minna Antrim : 12040 : Antrim, Minna



A beautiful woman delights the eye; a wise woman, the understanding; a pure one, the soul.
Minna Antrim : 12308 : Antrim, Minna



Nothing happens in the "real" world unless it first happens in the images in our heads.
Gloria Anzaldua : 12690 : Anzaldua, Gloria



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 : 2781 : Appleton, Sir Edward



If all evil were prevented, much good would be absent from the universe. There would be no patience of martyrs if there were no tyrannical persecution.
Saint Thomas Aquinas : 11875 : Aquinas, Saint Thomas



He who is dying of hunger must be fed rather than taught.
Thomas Aquinas : 1765 : Aquinas, Thomas



To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.
Thomas Aquinas : 11048 : Aquinas, Thomas



I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
Jeffery Archer : 10458 : Archer, Jeffery



Pull off a coup and you're a national hero, fail and you're an evil criminal; in business it's the same difference between bankruptcy and making a fortune.
Jeffrey Archer : 8218 : Archer, Jeffrey



Dear, never forget one little point. It's my business. You just work here.
Elizabeth Arden, To Her Husband : 537 : Arden, Elizabeth



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 : 795 : Arendt, Hannah



Storytelling reveals meaning without committing the error of defining it.
Hannah Arendt : 2041 : Arendt, Hannah



It is well known that the most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution.
Hannah Arendt : 2718 : Arendt, Hannah



Total loyalty is possible only when fidelity is emptied of all concrete content, from which changes of mind might naturally arise.
Hannah Arendt : 5968 : Arendt, Hannah



The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative on the day after the revolution.
Hannah Arendt : 6414 : Arendt, Hannah



It is far easier to act under conditions of tyranny than it is to think.
Hannah Arendt : 8057 : Arendt, Hannah



Absence of thought is indeed a powerful factor in human affairs, statistically speaking the most powerful; not just in the conduct of the many but in the conduct of all.
Hannah Arendt : 9625 : Arendt, Hannah



As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct, we can be true or false, and the hypocrite's crime is that he bears false witness against himself.
Hannah Arendt : 9982 : Arendt, Hannah



Under conditions of tyranny it is far easier to act than to think.
Hannah Arendt : 10543 : Arendt, Hannah



No punishment has ever possessed enough power of deterrence to prevent the commission of crimes.
Hannah Arendt : 11288 : Arendt, Hannah



Power is actualized only when word and deed have not parted company.
Hannah Arendt : 12672 : Arendt, Hannah



Wise people, even though all laws were abolished, would still lead the same life.
Aristophanes : 9213 : Aristophanes



He who is to be a good ruler must have first been ruled.
Aristotle : 164 : Aristotle



So poetry is something more philosophical and more worthy of serious attention than history.
Aristotle : 165 : Aristotle



We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle : 166 : Aristotle



Probable impossibilities are to be preferred to improbable possibilities.
Aristotle : 2060 : Aristotle



The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but the inward significance.
Aristotle : 2484 : Aristotle



Dignity consists not in possessing honors, but in the consciousness that we deserve them.
Aristotle : 2843 : Aristotle



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 : 2973 : Aristotle



It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.
Aristotle : 3176 : Aristotle



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 : 3511 : Aristotle



Wishing to be friends is quick work, but friendship is a slow-ripening fruit.
Aristotle : 3568 : Aristotle



Wit is educated insolence.
Aristotle : 3642 : Aristotle



The educated differ from the uneducated as much as the living from the dead.
Aristotle : 4032 : Aristotle



The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet.
Aristotle : 6138 : Aristotle



Most people would rather get than give affection.
Aristotle : 6509 : Aristotle



Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication, because youth is sweet and they are growing.
Aristotle : 6667 : Aristotle



It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Aristotle : 6717 : Aristotle



The only stable state is the one in which all men are equal before the law.
Aristotle : 6746 : Aristotle



We make war that we may live in peace.
Aristotle : 7097 : Aristotle



Education is the best provision for the journey to old age.
Aristotle : 7371 : Aristotle



Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work.
Aristotle : 8096 : Aristotle



Those who educate children well are more to be honored than they who produce them; for these only gave them life, those the art of living well.
Aristotle : 8248 : Aristotle



All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth.
Aristotle : 8603 : Aristotle



Honors and rewards fall to those who show their good qualities in action.
Aristotle : 9084 : Aristotle



The most perfect political community is one in which the middle class is in control, and outnumbers both of the other classes.
Aristotle : 9692 : Aristotle



Comedy aims at representing men as worse, and tragedy as better, than in real life.
Aristotle : 9786 : Aristotle



That judges of important causes should hold office for life is a disputable thing, for the mind grows old as well as the body.
Aristotle : 10443 : Aristotle



What it lies in our power to do, it lies in our power not to do.
Aristotle : 10620 : Aristotle



When they are asleep you cannot tell a good man from a bad one, whence the saying that for half their lives there is no difference between the happy and the miserable.
Aristotle : 11185 : Aristotle



All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle : 11691 : Aristotle



My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
Aristotle : 11723 : Aristotle



Whosoever is delighted in solitude is either a wild beast or a god.
Aristotle : 11814 : Aristotle



Without friends no one would choose to live, though he had all other goods.
Aristotle : 12469 : Aristotle



It is amazing how nice people are to you when they know you are going away.
Michael Arlen : 1300 : Arlen, Michael



Politics will sooner or later make fools of everybody.
Dick Armey : 7098 : Armey, Dick



Three groups spend other people's money: children, thieves, politicians. All three need supervision.
Dick Armey : 7116 : Armey, Dick



Hard labor: a redundancy, like "working mother."
Joyce Armor : 1064 : Armor, Joyce



There may be luck in getting a job, but there's no luck in keeping it.
Ogden Armour : 1371 : Armour, Ogden



When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself less.
Richard Armour : 1518 : Armour, Richard



Here is where people, 0ne frequently finds, Lower their voices And raise their minds.
Richard Armour, "Library" : 4321 : Armour, Richard



The conscience is a built-in feature / That haunts the sinner, helps the preacher. / Some sins it makes us turn and run from, / But most it simply takes the fun from.
Richard Armour : 7206 : Armour, Richard



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 : 4172 : Armstrong, Edith



Toil and be strong. By toil the flaccid nerves grow firm, and gain a more compacted tone.
J. Armstrong : 898 : Armstrong, J.



When we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappointment goes out and the tide of love rushes in.
Kristin Armstrong : 12514 : Armstrong, Kristin



The main thing is to live for that audience. What you're there for is to please people the best you can. Those few moments belong to them.
Louis Armstrong : 9662 : Armstrong, Louis



A lotta cats copy the "Mona Lisa," but people still line up to see the original.
Louis Armstrong : 10094 : Armstrong, Louis



Man, if you gotta ask, you'll never know.
Louis Armstrong : 11687 : Armstrong, Louis



Houston, tranquility base here. The "Eagle" has landed.
Neil A. Armstrong : 2918 : Armstrong, Neil A.



I guess we all like to be recognized not for one piece of fireworks, but for the ledger of our daily work.
Neil A. Armstrong : 11081 : Armstrong, Neil A.



This is one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Armstrong : 12171 : Armstrong, Neil A.



A cat refuses to be the object of sentimentality - If she doesn't want to be cuddled. that's it.
Samantha Armstrong : 7151 : Armstrong, Samantha



Comedy needs heart and warmth, even a tear or two, not just a lot of slapstick laughs.
Desi Arnaz : 12011 : Arnaz, Desi



I am convinced that the Muses and the Graces never thought of having breakfast anywhere but in bed.
Mary Arnim : 5023 : Arnim, Mary



The worst bankrupt in the world is the person who has lost his enthusiasm.
H. W. Arnold : 784 : Arnold, H. W.



France, famed in all great arts, in none supreme.
Mathew Arnold : 3331 : Arnold, Mathew



The pursuit of perfection, then, is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold : 1284 : Arnold, Matthew



The grand style arises in poetry, when a noble nature, poetically gifted, treats with simplicity or with severity a serious subject.
Matthew Arnold : 3082 : Arnold, Matthew



Culture is "to know the best that has been said and thought in the world."
Matthew Arnold : 5315 : Arnold, Matthew



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 : 6928 : Arnold, Matthew



One thing only has been lent to youth and age in common - discontent.
Matthew Arnold : 7963 : Arnold, Matthew



Now the great winds shorewards blow; Now the salt tides seawards flow; Now the wild white horses play, Champ and chafe and toss in the spray.
Matthew Arnold : 8925 : Arnold, Matthew



Use your gifts faithfully, and they shall be enlarged; practice what you know, and you shall attain to higher knowledge.
Matthew Arnold : 9366 : Arnold, Matthew



Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Matthew Arnold : 9510 : Arnold, Matthew



Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret of style.
Matthew Arnold : 10892 : Arnold, Matthew



The men of culture are the true apostles of equality.
Matthew Arnold : 11364 : Arnold, Matthew



My love for any place, or person, or institution, is exactly the measure of my desire to reform them.
Thomas Arnold : 11283 : Arnold, Thomas



I never had a huge need to be a big movie star or a billionaire.
Patricia Arquette : 6107 : Arquette, Patricia



The power of one, if fearless and focused, is formidable, but the power of many working together is better.
Gloria M. Arroyo : 12322 : Arroyo, Gloria Macapagal



All this time I've just wanted to be blonde, beautiful, and five feet two inches tall.
Beatrice Arthur : 9425 : Arthur, Beatrice



The best way you can surprise a woman with an anniversary gift is to give her just what she wanted.
Arbuth Arundale : 6956 : Arundale, Arbuth



Not the power to remember, but its very opposite, the power to forget, is a necessary condition for our existence.
Sholem Asch : 4276 : Asch, Sholem



There is no such whetstone, to sharpen a good wit and encourage a will to learning, as is praise.
Roger Ascham : 7304 : Ascham, Roger



Through politics men can learn to use ballots instead of bullets, symbols instead of weapons.
M. Ascoli : 1199 : Ascoli, M.



If you think you can, you're right. And if you think you can't, you're right.
Mary Kay Ash : 5091 : Ash, Mary Kay



Sandwich every bit of criticism between two heavy layers of praise.
Mary Kay Ash : 5415 : Ash, Mary Kay



There is the view that poetry should improve your life. I think people confuse it with the Salvation Army.
John Ashbery : 9334 : Ashbery, John



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 : 2273 : Ashe, Arthur



I learned to play tennis because the tennis courts were the closest athletic facility to my house.
Arthur Ashe : 7643 : Ashe, Arthur



There is a syndrome in sports called paralysis by analysis.
Arthur Ashe : 9329 : Ashe, Arthur



You have to get to the point where going for it is more important than winning or losing.
Arthur Ashe : 12420 : Ashe, Arthur



I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.
Evelyn Ashford : 9521 : Ashford, Evelyn



In a great romance, each person basically plays a part that the other really likes.
Elizabeth Ashley : 6069 : Ashley, Elizabeth



People pay all that money to sit in a chair in the theater mainly because it is a respectable way to see and experience things they cannot see and experience in their own lives.
Elizabeth Ashley : 7506 : Ashley, Elizabeth



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 : 891 : Asimov, Isaac



I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
Isaac Asimov : 6157 : Asimov, Isaac



The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds the most discoveries, is not "Eureka!" but "That's funny..."
Isaac Asimov : 8961 : Asimov, Isaac



Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing what's right.
Isaac Asimov : 9476 : Asimov, Isaac



Those people who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do.
Isaac Asimov : 10900 : Asimov, Isaac



It pays to be obvious, especially if you have a reputation for subtlety.
Isaac Asimov : 12673 : Asimov, Isaac



Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
Herbert Henry Asquith : 860 : Asquith, Herbert Henry



He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
Margot Asquith : 1233 : Asquith, Margot



She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
Margot Asquith : 1234 : Asquith, Margot



I have always wanted to be a man, if only for the reason that I would like to have been gauged by the value of my intellect.
Margot Asquith : 7920 : Asquith, Margot



Klee's pictures seem to me to resemble, not pictures, but a sample book of patterns for linoleum.
Sir Cyril Asquith : 10483 : Asquith, Sir Cyril



Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you've got to start young.
Fred Astaire : 5060 : Astaire, Fred



Fetters of gold are still fetters, and the softest lining can never make them so easy as liberty.
Mary Astell : 7308 : Astell, Mary



In a story, the craftsmanship is fully exposed. A novel is like charity; it covers a multitude of faults.
Thea Astley : 6952 : Astley, Thea



It isn't the common man at all who is important; it's the uncommon man.
Lady Nancy Astor : 1130 : Astor, Lady Nancy



We women do talk too much, but even then we don't tell half of what we know.
Nancy Astor : 2046 : Astor, Lady Nancy



From the American newspapers you'd think America was populated solely by naked women and cinema stars.
Lady Astor : 2473 : Astor, Lady Nancy



I refuse to admit that I am more than fifty-two, even if that does make my sons illegitimate.
Lady Astor : 6063 : Astor, Lady Nancy



The main dangers in this life are the people who want to change everything or nothing.
Nancy Astor : 8335 : Astor, Lady Nancy



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 : 2668 : Atkinson, Brooks



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 : 3155 : Atkinson, Brooks



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 : 4683 : Atkinson, Brooks



The evil that men do lives on the front pages of greedy newspapers, but the good is oft interred apathetically inside.
Brooks Atkinson : 9696 : Atkinson, Brooks



Say "Yes" to the seedlings and a giant forest cleaves the sky. Say "Yes" to the universe and the planets become your neighbors. Say "Yes" to dreams of love and freedom. It is the password to Utopia.
Brooks Atkinson : 11156 : Atkinson, Brooks



You've got friends, then you've got your best friend. Big difference. To me, a friend is a guy who will help you move. A best friend is a guy who will help you move a body.
Dave Attell : 11864 : Attell, Dave



Democracy means government by discussion, but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Clement Attlee : 390 : Attlee, Clement



I think the British have the distinction above all other nations of being able to put new wine into old bottles without bursting them.
Clement Attlee : 10683 : Attlee, Clement



Another belief of mine: that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
Margaret Atwood : 8826 : Atwood, Margaret



Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion; so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely.
Margaret Atwood : 10357 : Atwood, Margaret



In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
Margaret Atwood : 10971 : Atwood, Margaret



Little girls are cute and small only to adults. To one another they are not cute. They are life-sized.
Margaret Atwood : 11955 : Atwood, Margaret



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 : 1845 : Auden, W. H.



Your cameraman might enjoy himself, because my face looks like a wedding cake left out in the rain.
W. H. Auden : 1846 : Auden, W. H.



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 : 1847 : Auden, W. H.



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 : 1848 : Auden, W. H.



No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing.
W. H. Auden : 1849 : Auden, W. H.



LSD? Nothing much happened, but I did get the distinct impression that some birds were trying to communicate with me.
W. H. Auden : 2732 : Auden, W. H.



Dance till the stars come down from the rafters Dance, Dance, Dance till you drop.
W. H. Auden : 4377 : Auden, W. H.



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 : 4645 : Auden, W. H.



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 : 6298 : Auden, W. H.



Some writers confuse authenticity, which they ought always to aim at, with originality, which they should never bother about.
W. H. Auden : 6311 : Auden, W. H.



A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden : 7218 : Auden, W. H.



The desires of the heart are as crooked as corkscrews.
W. H. Auden : 7713 : Auden, W. H.



To choose what is difficult all one's days, as if it were easy, that is faith.
W. H. Auden : 8358 : Auden, W. H.



Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
W. H. Auden : 9007 : Auden, W. H.



Poetry makes nothing happen. It survives in the valley of its saying.
W. H. Auden : 9382 : Auden, W. H.



Because of impatience, we were driven out of paradise; Because of impatience, we cannot return.
W. H. Auden : 9559 : Auden, W. H.



The quality common to all the great operatic roles, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.
W. H. Auden : 9605 : Auden, W. H.



If time were the wicked sheriff in a horse opera, I'd pay for riding lessons and take his gun away.
W. H. Auden : 11983 : Auden, W. H.



A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children.
J. J. Audubon : 11745 : Audubon, John James



The only correct actions are those that demand no explanation and no apology.
Fred Auerbach : 11332 : Auerbach, Fred



God brings men into deep waters, not to drown them, but to cleanse them.
John Aughey : 4069 : Aughey, John



Since nothing we intend is ever faultless, and nothing we attempt ever without error, and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness, we are saved by forgiveness.
David Augsburger : 7821 : Augsburger, David



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 : 3714 : Augustine of Hippo



Bulls do not win bullfights. People do. People do not win people fights. Lawyers do.
Norman R. Augustine : 2567 : Augustine, Norman R.



I found Rome built of bricks; I leave her clothed in marble.
Augustus : 12057 : Augustus



A man does not sin by commission only, but often by omission
Marcus Aurelius : 2066 : Aurelius, Marcus



Nothing happens to any man that he is not formed by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius : 3147 : Aurelius, Marcus



Nothing is so conducive to greatness of mind as the ability to examine systematically and honestly everything that meets us in life.
Marcus Aurelius : 3442 : Aurelius, Marcus



The art of living is more like wrestling than dancing.
Marcus Aurelius : 5147 : Aurelius, Marcus



Everything that happens, happens as it should, and if you observe carefully, you will find this to be so.
Marcus Aurelius : 6873 : Aurelius, Marcus



Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. be one.
Marcus Aurelius : 6879 : Aurelius, Marcus



A man makes no noise over a good deed, but passes on to another.
Marcus Aurelius : 7694 : Aurelius, Marcus



Take full account of the excellencies which you possess, and in gratitude remember how you would hanker after them if you had them not.
Marcus Aurelius : 8590 : Aurelius, Marcus



Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no
Marcus Aurelius : 9215 : Aurelius, Marcus



Look within. Within is the fountain of good, and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.
Marcus Aurelius : 9582 : Aurelius, Marcus



Do not expect Plato's ideal republic; be satisfied with even the smallest step forward, and consider this no small achievement.
Marcus Aurelius : 10013 : Aurelius, Marcus



We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs, or a bee makes honey, or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Marcus Aurelius : 11867 : Aurelius, Marcus



Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog, or man. There is no difference there between a cat and a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage.
Sri Aurobindo : 9597 : Aurobindo, Sri



Nothing more detestable does the earth produce than an ungrateful man.
Ausonius : 6545 : Ausonius



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 : 944 : Austen, Jane



One man's way may be as good as another, but we all like our own best.
Jane Austen : 945 : Austen, Jane



We met Dr. Hall in such very deep mourning that either his mother, his wife, or himself must be dead.
Jane Austen : 1956 : Austen, Jane



Ah! There is nothing like staying at home, for real comfort.
Jane Austen : 2099 : Austen, Jane



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 : 2319 : Austen, Jane



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 : 2955 : Austen, Jane



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 : 3899 : Austen, Jane



The younger brother must help to pay for the pleasures of the elder.
Jane Austen : 4108 : Austen, Jane



One cannot always be laughing at a man without now and then stumbling on something witty.
Jane Austen : 5045 : Austen, Jane



Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation!
Jane Austen : 6047 : Austen, Jane



I do not want people to be agreeable, as it saves me the trouble of liking them a great deal.
Jane Austen : 6724 : Austen, Jane



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" : 6904 : Austen, Jane



Silly things do cease to be silly if they are done by sensible people in an impudent way.
Jane Austen, "Emma" : 6975 : Austen, Jane



One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other.
Jane Austen, "Emma" : 7037 : Austen, Jane



She was not a woman of many words: for, unlike people in general, she proportioned them to the number of her ideas.
Jane Austen : 7610 : Austen, Jane



For what do we live, but to make sport for our neighbors, and laugh at them in our turn?
Jane Austen : 8020 : Austen, Jane



Solemn history, I cannot be interested in: the quarrels of popes and kings, with wars and pestilences on every page, and hardly any women at all.
Jane Austen : 8582 : Austen, Jane



Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
Jane Austen : 9005 : Austen, Jane



What is the difference in matrimonial affairs, between the mercenary and the prudent move? Where does discretion end, and avarice begin?
Jane Austen : 9671 : Austen, Jane



The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.
Jane Austen : 9910 : Austen, Jane



It is always incomprehensible to a man that a woman should ever refuse an offer of marriage. A man always imagines a woman to be ready for anybody who asks her.
Jane Austen : 10391 : Austen, Jane



I have no notion of loving people by halves, it is not my nature.
Jane Austen : 10944 : Austen, Jane



Selfishness must always be forgiven, you know, because there is no hope of a cure.
Jane Austen : 11437 : Austen, Jane



A woman especially, if she has the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Jane Austen : 11592 : Austen, Jane



Those who do not complain are never pitied.
Jane Austen : 12075 : Austen, Jane



Vanity working on a weak head, produces every sort of mischief.
Jane Austen : 12353 : Austen, Jane



To flatter and follow others, without being flattered and followed in turn, is but a state of half enjoyment.
Jane Austen : 12687 : Austen, Jane



One of the conditions of being human is that, even if we're surrounded by others, we essentially live our lives alone: Real life takes place inside us.
Paul Auster : 7554 : Auster, Paul



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 : 3915 : Austin, Alfred



To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.
Alfred Austin : 12279 : Austin, Alfred



The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature.
Alfred Austin : 12295 : Austin, Alfred



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" : 6575 : Austin, John



People would be surprised to know how much I learned about prayer from playing poker.
Mary Austin : 6238 : Austin, Mary



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 : 2369 : Awdry, Rev. W.



I honestly don't think you possibly share a small tent for any length of time with someone who's ebullient.
Alan Ayckbourn : 3829 : Ayckbourn, Alan



If you are flattering a woman, it pays to be a little more subtle. You don't have to bother with men, they believe any compliment automatically.
Alan Ayckbourn : 9993 : Ayckbourn, Alan



If I had been someone not very clever, I would have done an easier job like publishing. That's the easiest job I can think of.
A. J. Ayer : 8966 : Ayer, A. J.



Our business in life is not to get ahead of other people, but to get ahead of ourselves.
M. D. Babcock : 1200 : Babcock, Maltbie D.



Better to lose count while naming your blessings than to lose your blessings to counting your troubles.
Maltbie D. Babcock : 4773 : Babcock, Maltbie D.



Let him who would enjoy a good future waste none of his present.
Roger Babson : 7455 : Babson, Roger



Your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Lauren Bacall : 4837 : Bacall, Lauren



I think your whole life shows in your face and you should be proud of that.
Lauren Bacall : 5107 : Bacall, Lauren



What I learned from Mr. Bogart - I learned from a master, and that, God knows, has stood me in very good stead.
Lauren Bacall : 6034 : Bacall, Lauren



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 : 213 : Bach



To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
John Bach : 8786 : Bach, John



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 : 2233 : Bach, Richard



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 : 3889 : Bach, Richard



Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: if you're alive, it isn't.
Richard Bach : 7793 : Bach, Richard



A professional writer is an amateur who didn't quit.
Richard Bach : 9159 : Bach, Richard



In order to live free and happily you must sacrifice boredom. It is not always an easy sacrifice.
Richard Bach : 10754 : Bach, Richard



The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.
Richard Bach : 10973 : Bach, Richard



The best way to pay for a lovely moment is to enjoy it.
Richard Bach : 12377 : Bach, Richard



A synonym is a word you use when you can't spell the word you first thought of.
Burt Bacharach : 9439 : Bacharach, Burt



A word is a bud attempting to become a twig. How can one not dream while writing? It is the pen which dreams. The blank page gives the right to dream.
Gaston Bachelard : 8224 : Bachelard, Gaston



Take only pictures and leave only footprints.
The Backpacker's Code : 7472 : Backpacker's Code, The



Many a man owes his success to his first wife and his second wife to his success.
Jim Backus : 3405 : Backus, Jim



Houses are built to live in and not to look on; therefore let use be preferred before uniformity, except where both may be had.
Francis Bacon : 10437 : Bacon, Francis



Some books are to be tasted, others to be swllowed, and some few to be chewed and digested.
Francis Bacon : 11136 : Bacon, Francis



The end of our foundation is the knowledge of causes, and secret motions of things; and the enlarging of the bounds of human empire, to the effecting of all things possible.
Francis Bacon : 11496 : Bacon, Francis



The wonder of a single snowflake outweighs the wisdom of a million meteorologists.
Francis Bacon : 11754 : Bacon, Francis



Remember this December, that love weighs more than gold!
Josephine Bacon : 9138 : Bacon, Josephine



I've been a film star so long that I don't know what it would feel like not to be one.
Kevin Bacon : 6074 : Bacon, Kevin



Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt.
Roger Bacon : 2312 : Bacon, Roger



In taking revenge a man is equal to his enemy, but in passing it over he is his superior.
Bacon : 214 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Knowledge itself is power.
Francis Bacon : 612 : Bacon, Sir Francis



The genius, wit, and spirit of a nation are discovered in its proverbs.
Francis Bacon : 613 : Bacon, Sir Francis



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 : 614 : Bacon, Sir Francis



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 : 615 : Bacon, Sir Francis



The sun, though it passes through dirty places, yet remains as pure as before.
Francis Bacon : 2133 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Suspicions amongst thoughts are like bats amongst birds; they ever fly by twilight.
Francis Bacon : 2436 : Bacon, Sir Francis



A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which otherwise would heal.
Francis Bacon : 2852 : Bacon, Sir Francis



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 : 3073 : Bacon, Sir Francis



The worst solitude is to be destitute of sincere friendship.
Francis Bacon : 4125 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Philosophy, when superficially studied, excites doubt; when thoroughly explored, it dispels it.
Francis Bacon : 4559 : Bacon, Sir Francis



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 : 6650 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Praise from the common people is generally false, and rather follows the vain than the virtuous.
Sir Francis Bacon : 6673 : Bacon, Sir Francis



A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds.
Sir Francis Bacon : 6785 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
Sir Francis Bacon : 7078 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Love can find an entrance, not only into an open heart, but also into a heart well fortified, if watch be not well kept.
Francis Bacon : 7268 : Bacon, Sir Francis



He of whom many are afraid ought to fear many.
Sir Francis Bacon : 7380 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Without friends, the world is but a wilderness.
Francis Bacon : 7384 : Bacon, Sir Francis



As the births of living creatures, at first, are ill-shapen: so are all innovations, which are the birth of time.
Francis Bacon : 7611 : Bacon, Sir Francis



If a man's wit be wandering, let him study the mathematics.
Francis Bacon : 7798 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state, servants of fame, and servants of business.
Francis Bacon : 7931 : Bacon, Sir Francis



If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
Francis Bacon : 8941 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Choose the life that is most useful, and habit will make it the most agreeable.
Sir Francis Bacon : 9901 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Natural abilities are like natural plants, they need pruning by study.
Francis Bacon : 9915 : Bacon, Sir Francis



But no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth.
Francis Bacon : 12440 : Bacon, Sir Francis



Alimony is like buying oats for a dead horse.
Arthur Baer : 5166 : Baer, Arthur "Bugs"



You can take a boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.
Arthur "Bugs" Baer : 6218 : Baer, Arthur "Bugs"



A good neighbor is a fellow who smiles at you over the back fence but doesn't climb over it.
Arthur "Bugs" Baer : 6229 : Baer, Arthur "Bugs"



A newspaper is a circulating library with high blood pressure.
Arthur "Bugs" Baer : 6552 : Baer, Arthur "Bugs"



What's good economics is bad politics; what's bad economics is good politics.
Eugene W. Baer : 8037 : Baer, Eugene W.



The easiest kind of relationship for me is with ten thousand people. The hardest is with one.
Joan Baez : 976 : Baez, Joan



It seems to me that those songs that have been any good, I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Joan Baez : 8544 : Baez, Joan



Screaming at people may not be the most efficient way. I'm going to stay back a little from now on. I'm learning how to listen to people instead of preaching at them so much.
Joan Baez : 9607 : Baez, Joan



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 : 1860 : Bagehot, Walter



An inability to stay quiet is one of the most conspicuous failings of mankind.
Walter Bagehot : 1861 : Bagehot, Walter



The reason why so few good books are written is that so few people who can write know anything.
Walter Bagehot : 2609 : Bagehot, Walter



Public opinion requires us to think other men's thought, to speak other men's words, to follow other men's habits.
Walter Bagehot : 3130 : Bagehot, Walter



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 : 5202 : Bagehot, Walter



Progress would not have been the rarity it is if the early food had not been the late poison.
Walter Bagehot : 7998 : Bagehot, Walter



The whole history of civilization is strewn with creeds and institutions which were invaluable at first, and deadly afterwards.
Walter Bagehot : 11234 : Bagehot, Walter



Why do birds sing in the morning? It's the triumphant shout: “We got through another night.”
Enid Bagnold : 2457 : Bagnold, Enid



The fear is worse than the pain.
Shannon Bahr : 5620 : Bahr, Shannon



When they discover the center of the universe, a lot of people will be disappointed to discover they are not it.
Bernard Bailey : 7950 : Bailey, Bernard



Can any of you seriously say the Bill of Rights could get through Congress today? It wouldn't even get out of committee.
F. Lee Bailey : 10033 : Bailey, F. Lee



The origin of civilization is man's determination to do nothing for himself which he can get done for him.
H. C. Bailey : 769 : Bailey, H. C.



Any young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.
J. Bailey : 899 : Bailey, J.



What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
Pearl Bailey : 3626 : Bailey, Pearl



There are two kinds of talent, man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
Pearl Bailey : 7519 : Bailey, Pearl



One is tempted to say that old myths never die; they just become embedded in the textbooks.
Thomas A. Bailey : 2611 : Bailey, Thomas A.



Look, daddy, teacher says every time a bell rings, an angel gets his wings.
Zuzu Bailey in It's A Wonderful Life : 10912 : Bailey, Zuzu



Everything else you grow out of, but you never recover from childhood.
Beryl Bainbridge : 8144 : Bainbridge, Beryl



Son, you have to guard against speaking more clearly than you think.
Howard Baker's Father : 879 : Baker, Howard's Father



Socialists make the mistake of confusing individual worth with success. They believe you cannot allow people to succeed in case those who fail feel worthless.
Kenneth Baker : 8563 : Baker, Kenneth



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 : 2240 : Baker, Russell



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 : 2710 : Baker, Russell



Lobbies exist to behave swinishly on behalf of people too delicate to behave swinishly for themselves.
Russell Baker : 2769 : Baker, Russell



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 : 3065 : Baker, Russell



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 : 4316 : Baker, Russell



When compelled to cook, I produce a meal that would make a sword-swallower gag.
Russell Baker : 4448 : Baker, Russell



In America, it is sport that is the opiate of the masses.
Russell Baker : 8079 : Baker, Russell



The worst thing about being a tourist is having other tourists recognize you as a tourist.
Russell Baker : 9423 : Baker, Russell



When we moved to New York we had to get rid of the children. Landlords didn't like them and, in any case, rents were so high. Who could afford an apartment big enough to contain children?
Russell Baker : 10361 : Baker, Russell



Ah, summer, what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker : 11776 : Baker, Russell



First comes the sweat. Then comes the beauty - if you're very lucky and have said your prayers.
George Balanchine : 11970 : Balanchine, George



A balanced guest list of mixed elements is to a successful party what the seasoning is to a culinary triumph.
Letitia Baldrige : 10044 : Baldrige, Letitia



Be faithful to your own taste, because nothing you really like is ever out of style.
Billy Baldwin : 12595 : Baldwin, Billy



One thing I know about march - whether it storms or shines, it is the key to spring.
Faith Baldwin : 592 : Baldwin, Faith



Character builds slowly, but it can be torn down with incredible swiftness.
Faith Baldwin : 5108 : Baldwin, Faith



It's not the world that was my oppressor, because what the world does to you, if the world does it to you long enough and effectively enough, you begin to do to yourself.
James Baldwin : 9604 : Baldwin, James



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 : 915 : Baldwin, James Arthur



Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart, for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
James Baldwin : 916 : Baldwin, James Arthur



The price one pays for pursuing any profession or calling is an intimate knowledge of its ugly side.
James Baldwin : 917 : Baldwin, James Arthur



When one begins to live by habit and by quotation, one has begun to stop living.
James Baldwin : 2009 : Baldwin, James Arthur



Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
James Baldwin : 4355 : Baldwin, James Arthur



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 : 4684 : Baldwin, James Arthur



The responsibility of a writer is to excavate the experience of the people who produced him.
James Baldwin : 6407 : Baldwin, James Arthur



The determination to outwit one's situation means that one has no models, only object lessons.
James Baldwin : 6686 : Baldwin, James Arthur



Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.
James Baldwin : 7412 : Baldwin, James Arthur



Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James Arthur Baldwin : 7465 : Baldwin, James Arthur



Silence never won rights. They are not handed down from above; they are forced by pressure from below.
Roger Baldwin : 11967 : Baldwin, Roger



I thought he was a young man of promise, but it appears he is a young man of promises.
Arthur James Balfour : 6401 : Balfour, Arthur James



Civilization is the upward struggle of mankind, in which millions are trampled to death that thousands may mount on their bodies.
Charles Balfour : 338 : Balfour, Charles



He who fishes for compliments can expect to be handed a line.
Ivern Ball : 5286 : Ball, Ivern



Ever notice that people never say "It's only a game" when they're winning?
Ivern Ball : 7689 : Ball, Ivern



In life, all things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Lucille Ball : 1195 : Ball, Lucille



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 : 6911 : Ball, Lucille



Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Lucille Ball : 8184 : Ball, Lucille



The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball : 9245 : Ball, Lucille



Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
Lucille Ball : 9918 : Ball, Lucille



Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.
Lucille Ball : 11796 : Ball, Lucille



I'm happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.
Lucille Ball : 11813 : Ball, Lucille



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 : 5939 : Ballanchine, George



Californians are good at planning for the earthquake, while simultaneously denying it will happen.
Sheila Ballantyne : 7299 : Ballantyne, Sheila



A single bad habit will mar an otherwise flawless character as a single ink drop soils the pure white page.
Hosea Ballou : 6534 : Ballou, Hosea



Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou : 10272 : Ballou, Hosea



Real happiness is cheap enough, yet how dearly we pay for its counterfeit.
Hosea Ballou : 12505 : Ballou, Hosea



He stood spellbound, like a child to whom his nurse is telling him some wonderful story.
Honere De Balzac : 5312 : Balzac, Honere De



Society, like the Roman youth at the circus, never shows mercy to the fallen gladiator.
Balzac : 216 : Balzac, Honore De



In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore De Balzac : 874 : Balzac, Honore De



Emulation admires and strives to imitate great actions; envy is only moved to malice.
Honore Balzac : 2010 : Balzac, Honore De



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 : 2280 : Balzac, Honore De



She walked with a proud, defiant step, like a martyr to the coliseum.
Honore De Balzac : 3692 : Balzac, Honore De



Passion is universal humanity. Without it religion, history, romance and art would be useless.
Honore de Balzac : 3959 : Balzac, Honore De



Talent, like gout, sometimes skips two generations.
Honore De Balzac : 5463 : Balzac, Honore De



An unfulfilled vocation drains the color from a man's entire existence.
Honore De Balzac : 8434 : Balzac, Honore De



The heart of a mother is a deep abyss at the bottom of which you will always find forgiveness.
Honore De Balzac : 9328 : Balzac, Honore De



Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.
Honore De Balzac : 9883 : Balzac, Honore De



Mathematics is the most beautiful and most powerful creation of the human spirit.
Stefan Banach : 12724 : Banach, Stefan



The measure of the progress of civilization is the progress of the people.
George Bancroft : 677 : Bancroft, George



By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
George Bancroft : 3954 : Bancroft, George



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 : 1753 : Bankhead, Tallulah



I was a hedonist long before I knew what a hedonist was.
Tallulah Bankhead : 2096 : Bankhead, Tallulah



The less I behave like Whistler's Mother the night before, the more I look like her the morning after.
Tallulah Bankhead : 3237 : Bankhead, Tallulah



I'd rather be strongly wrong than weakly right.
Tallulah Bankhead : 6506 : Bankhead, Tallulah



I read Shakespeare and the Bible and I can shoot dice. That's what I call a liberal education.
Tallulah Bankhead : 7302 : Bankhead, Tallulah



Whatever you have read I have said is almost certainly untrue, except if it is funny, in which case I definitely said it.
Tallulah Bankhead : 7922 : Bankhead, Tallulah



I'm miserable if I'm not in love and, of course, I'm miserable if I am.
Tallulah Bankhead : 8727 : Bankhead, Tallulah



If I had to live my life again, I'd make all the same mistakes, only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead : 9214 : Bankhead, Tallulah



Since we court public display we're the foes of privacy. The glass house is our favorite residence.
Tallulah Bankhead : 10738 : Bankhead, Tallulah



It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
Tallulah Bankhead : 11330 : Bankhead, Tallulah



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 : 5898 : Banks, Russell



The kilt, being a practical outdoor garment, failed him only once, and that occurred during a short-lived interest in beekeeping.
J. M. Bannerman : 9352 : Bannerman, J. M.



She never quite leaves her children at home, even when she doesn't take them along.
Margaret Culkin Banning : 1218 : Banning, Margaret Culkin



The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
Roger Bannister : 1567 : Bannister, Roger



Athletics is a luxury.
Roger Bannister : 4144 : Bannister, Roger



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 : 4892 : Bara, Theta



God has been replaced, as he has all over the West, with respectability and air-conditioning.
Imamu Amiri Baraka : 2787 : Baraka, Imamu Amiri



I gave my beauty and my youth to men. I am going to give my wisdom and experience to animals.
Brigitte Bardot : 3555 : Bardot, Brigitte



The cinema means nothing to me, I cannot remember it.
Brigitte Bardot : 6129 : Bardot, Brigitte



The marvelous thing about a joke with a double meaning is that it can only mean one thing.
Ronnie Barker : 9029 : Barker, Ronnie



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 : 2581 : Barker, S. Omar



The best audience is intelligent, well educated and a little drunk.
Alben W. Barkley : 4507 : Barkley, Alben W.



If I weren't earning three million dollars a year to dunk a basketball, most people on the street would run in the other direction if they saw me coming.
Charles Barkley : 7562 : Barkley, Charles



I am not a role model. I am paid to wreak havoc on the basketball court. Parents should be role models. Just because I dunk a basketball doesn't mean I should raise your kids.
Charles Barkley : 8541 : Barkley, Charles



If "ifs" were gifts, every day would be Christmas.
Charles Barkley : 11677 : Barkley, Charles



We are adhering to life now with our last muscle - the heart.
Djuna Barnes : 4833 : Barnes, Djuna



Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.
Natalie Clifford Barney : 12228 : Barney, Natalie Clifford



There's a sucker born every minute.
P. T. Barnum : 2651 : Barnum, P. T.



Money is, in some respects, like fire; it is a very excellent servant, but a terrible master.
P. T. Barnum : 3675 : Barnum, P. T.



More persons, on the whole, are humbugged by believing in nothing than by believing in too much.
P. T. Barnum : 6547 : Barnum, P. T.



It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; In joy we face the storm and defy it.
Amelia Barr : 9588 : Barr, Amelia



Kindness is always fashionable, and always welcome.
Amelia Barr : 12655 : Barr, Amelia



Experts say you should never hit your children in anger. When is a good time? When you're feeling festive?
Roseanne : 1578 : Barr, Roseanne



There's a lot more to being a woman than being a mother, but there's a hell of a lot more to being a mother than most people suspect.
Roseanne : 8266 : Barr, Roseanne



If you do every job like you're going to do it for the rest of your life, that's when you get noticed.
Mary Barra : 12296 : Barra, Mary



A garden must combine the poetic and the mysterious with a feeling of serenity and joy.
Luis Barragan : 9251 : Barragan, Luis



When it comes to getting things done, we need fewer architects and more bricklayers.
Colleen C. Barrett : 7322 : Barrett, Colleen C.



An actor is a sculptor who carves in snow.
Lawrence Barrett : 10167 : Barrett, Lawrence



Nothing can be accomplished by denying that man is an essentially troubled being, except to make more trouble.
William Barrett : 3133 : Barrett, William



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 : 2333 : Barrie, James Matthew



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 : 4280 : Barrie, James Matthew



The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another.
J. M. Barrie : 4360 : Barrie, James Matthew



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 : 5927 : Barrie, James Matthew



The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes, but in liking what one does.
James M. Barrie : 8698 : Barrie, James Matthew



Charm is a sort of bloom on a woman. If you have it, you don't need to have anything else; and if you don't have it, it doesn't matter what else you have.
James M. Barrie : 9304 : Barrie, James Matthew



Every man who is high up loves to think that he has done it all himself; and the wife smiles, and lets it go at that. It's our only joke. Every woman knows that.
J. M. Barrie : 9979 : Barrie, James Matthew



If we unlock the rooms of the far past we can peer in and see ourselves, busily occupied in beginning to become you and me.
James M. Barrie : 10439 : Barrie, James Matthew



Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
J. M. Barrie : 11781 : Barrie, James Matthew



The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive and more constructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.
Frank Barron : 9302 : Barron, Frank



Every piece of the universe, even the tiniest little snow crystal, matters somehow.
T. A. Barron : 10920 : Barron, T. A.



Nothing of worth or weight can be achieved with half a mind, with a faint heart, and with a lame endeavor.
Isaac Barrow : 9000 : Barrow, Isaac



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 : 425 : Barry, Dave



Both of your socks should always be the same color, or they should at least both be fairly dark.
Dave Barry : 426 : Barry, Dave



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 : 2512 : Barry, Dave



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 : 3226 : Barry, Dave



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 : 3933 : Barry, Dave



No matter what happens, somebody will find a way to take it too seriously.
Dave Barry : 4104 : Barry, Dave



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 : 5190 : Barry, Dave



Skiing combines outdoor fun with knocking down trees with your face.
Dave Barry : 6766 : Barry, Dave



The four building blocks of the universe are fire, water, gravel and vinyl.
Dave Barry : 6858 : Barry, Dave



A person who is nice to you but rude to the waiter is not a nice person.
Dave Barry : 9147 : Barry, Dave



If a woman has to choose between catching a fly ball and saving an infant's life, she will choose to save the infant's life without even considering if there are men on base.
Dave Barry : 9592 : Barry, Dave



The groom's party should wear pastel senior prom style outfits rented at the shopping mall. The bride's party should wear expensive dresses so unattractive that they can never be used again, even as tourniquets.
Dave Barry : 10342 : Barry, Dave



Love is an exploding cigar which we willingly smoke.
Lynda Barry : 6165 : Barry, Lynda



If it is your time, love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Lynda Barry : 10250 : Barry, Lynda



Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.
Drew Barrymore : 12372 : Barrymore, Drew



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 : 2185 : Barrymore, Ethel



The trouble with this life is that there are so many beautiful women and so little time.
John Barrymore : 987 : Barrymore, John



Happiness sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore : 2157 : Barrymore, John



If it isn't the sheriff, it's the finance company. I've got more attachments on me than a vacuum cleaner.
John Barrymore : 4691 : Barrymore, John



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 : 4752 : Barrymore, John



Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open.
John Barrymore : 5358 : Barrymore, John



The good die young - because they see no point in living if you have to be good.
John Barrymore : 6078 : Barrymore, John



Audiences? No, the plural is impossible. Whether it be in Butte, Montana, or Broadway, it's an audience. The same great hulking monster with four thousand eyes and forty thousand teeth.
John Barrymore : 9948 : Barrymore, John



I am thinking of taking a fifth wife. Why not? Solomon had a thousand wives and he is a synonym for wisdom.
John Barrymore : 11579 : Barrymore, John



I like to be introduced as America's foremost actor. It saves the necessity of further effort.
John Barrymore : 11980 : Barrymore, John



If tolerance of diversity involves an admitted element of risk to national unity, intolerance involves a certainty that unity will be destroyed.
Alan Barth : 7239 : Barth, Alan



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 : 1568 : Barthes, Roland



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 : 2680 : Barthes, Roland



Cars today are almost the exact equivalent of the great Gothic cathedrals, the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists.
Roland Barthes : 7552 : Barthes, Roland



What the public wants is the image of passion, not passion itself.
Roland Barthes : 8742 : Barthes, Roland



The greatest shortcoming of the human race is our inability to understand the exponential function.
Albert A. Bartlett : 5459 : Bartlett, Albert A.



I cannot conceive of music that expresses absolutely nothing.
Bela Bartok : 9483 : Bartok, Bela



Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance.
Bruce Barton : 11548 : Barton, Bruce



I have known men who could see through the motivations of others with the skill of a clairvoyant, only to prove blind to their own mistakes. I have been one of those men.
Bernard Baruch : 9593 : Baruch, Bernard



None of us can be free of conflict and woe. Even the greatest men have had to accept disappointments as their daily bread.
Bernard Baruch : 9690 : Baruch, Bernard



A political leader must keep looking over his shoulder all the time to see if the boys are still there. If they aren't still there, he's no longer a political leader.
Bernard Baruch : 9964 : Baruch, Bernard



No man should think himself a zero, and think he can do nothing about the state of the world.
Bernard Baruch : 210 : Baruch, Bernard M.



I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always fifteen years older than I am.
Bernard Baruch : 240 : Baruch, Bernard M.



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 : 2382 : Baruch, Bernard M.



Don't try to buy at the bottom and sell at the top. This can't be done – except by liars.
Bernard Baruch : 2455 : Baruch, Bernard M.



An elder statesman is somebody old enough to know his own mind and to keep quiet about it.
Bernard M. Baruch : 2797 : Baruch, Bernard M.



The art of living lies less in eliminating our troubles than in growing with them.
Bernard M. Baruch : 4025 : Baruch, Bernard M.



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 : 4192 : Baruch, Bernard M.



I am a speculator. The word comes from the latin "speculari," which means "observe." I observe.
Bernard Baruch : 4909 : Baruch, Bernard M.



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 : 5869 : Baruch, Bernard M.



Vote for the man who promises least; he'll be the least disappointing.
Bernard Baruch : 6475 : Baruch, Bernard M.



Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
Jacques Barzun : 10251 : Barzun, Jacques



All through history the rogues are the ones who live forever in people's minds and imaginations. Eventually they'll do a musical on Imelda Marcos, the way they did on Evita.
Lina Basquette : 9956 : Basquette, Lina



I teach the art of turning anguish into delight.
Georges Bataille : 9114 : Bataille, Georges



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 : 5974 : Bateson, Mary Catherine



The Christian tradition was passed on to me as a great rich mixture, a bouillabaisse of human imagination and wonder brewed from the richness of individual lives.
Mary Catherine Bateson : 7854 : Bateson, Mary Catherine



Of any stopping place in life. it is good to ask whether it will be a good place from which to go on as well as a good place to remain.
Mary Catherine Bateson : 8236 : Bateson, Mary Catherine



A Jaywalker is a bird of the Schmo Family who can be found in traffic jams and morgues.
Phyllis Battelle : 3251 : Battelle, Phyllis



If you haven't at least a slight poetic crack in the heart, you have been cheated by nature.
Phyllis Battelle : 6395 : Battelle, Phyllis



A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later, when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying long-time-no-see. if he hadn't broken your heart, you couldn't have that glorious feeling of relief!
Phyllis Battelle : 9591 : Battelle, Phyllis



A smart wife is one who knows how to retie the Christmas package her husband has hidden from her.
O. A. Battista : 1354 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



The trait most people enjoy inheriting from their ancestors is trust in the form of an estate
O. A. Battista : 1355 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



The man in the greatest danger always is the one who has climbed to the top of the ladder.
O. A. Battista : 1356 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



A sick boy is one who comes down with a bug on Saturday morning.
O. A. Battista : 1357 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Marriage will fast disappear unless it is limited strictly to only one to a customer.
O. A. Battista : 1358 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



An easy chair is one that is hard to get in and even harder to get out of.
O. A. Battista : 1359 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



A great speaker is one who rises to the occasion, and promptly sits down.
O. A. Battista : 1360 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



The shortest distance between two jokes makes a perfect speech.
O. A. Battista : 1361 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



When it comes to visitors, the most hospitable ones are those who like to listen.
O. A. Battista : 1362 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



There is no flower in the world that breathes a sweeter fragrance than a freshly bathed baby.
O. A. Battista : 1363 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



The trouble with some mothers who raise their children by the books is they use the comic books.
O. A. Battista : 1364 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



There is no better medicine for ailing grandparents than baby grandchildren.
O. A. Battista : 1365 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Frequently the fellow who doesn't let grass grow under his feet is too lazy to plant some.
O. A. Battista : 1366 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



One time you can be sure you have twenty-twenty vision is when you go looking for trouble.
O. A. Battista : 1367 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Each time the November elections are over, it's easy to understand why Thanksgiving Day always follows them.
O. A. Battista : 3833 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Tolerance consists in seeing things with your heart instead of with your eyes.
O. A. Battista : 4517 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



The only fair way to talk about somebody is to imagine he is listening to every word you say.
O. A. Battista : 4521 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Neighbor: A person who can get to your house in less than a minute and take two hours to go back home.
O. A. Battista : 10478 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Tact is the ability to make a person see the lightning without letting him feel the bolt.
O. A. Battista : 11300 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



An error does not become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
Orlando Aloysius Battista : 12430 : Battista, Orlando Aloysius



Many times I am asked, "How can you be from a small town in the Midwest and sing Mozart?" Mozart was a human being with emotions and a sense of humor. We all share these qualities as human beings.
Kathleen Battle : 7829 : Battle, Kathleen



[Victor] Hugo, like a priest, always has his head bowed - bowed so low that he can see nothing except his own navel.
Charles Baudelaire : 339 : Baudelaire, Charles



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 : 340 : Baudelaire, Charles



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 : 4226 : Baudelaire, Charles



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 : 4665 : Baudelaire, Charles



Anyone, provided he can be amusing, has the right to talk to himself.
Charles Baudelaire : 9174 : Baudelaire, Charles



A sweetheart is a bottle of wine; a wife is a wine bottle.
Charles Baudelaire : 10252 : Baudelaire, Charles



Hard work never kills anybody who supervises it.
Harry Bauer : 8844 : Bauer, Harry



What's right with America is a willingness to discuss what's wrong with America.
Henry C. Bauer : 9782 : Bauer, Henry C.



Thou shall not be a perpetrator, thou shall not be a victim, and thou shall never, but never, be a bystander.
Yehuda Bauer : 12721 : Bauer, Yehuda



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 : 5715 : Baum, Bruce



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 : 5736 : Baum, Bruce



The assumption must be that those who can see value only in tradition, or versions of it, deny man's ability to adapt to changing circumstances.
Stephen Bayley : 8924 : Bayley, Stephen



I am rather like a mosquito in a nudist camp: I know what I ought to do, but I don't know where to begin.
Stephen Bayne : 8999 : Bayne, Stephen



Love thy neighbor as thyself, but choose your neighborhood.
Louise Beal : 9172 : Beal, Louise



And finally winter, with its bitin' whinin' wind, and all the land will be mantled with snow.
Roy Bean : 11413 : Bean, Roy



Too few people truly understand a good sandwich.
James Beard : 4137 : Beard, James



The artist with vision sees his material, chooses, changes, and by integrating what he has learned with his own experiences, finally molds something distinctly personal.
Romare Bearden : 9611 : Bearden, Romare



The truly fashionable are beyond fashion.
Cecil Beaton : 4847 : Beaton, Cecil



Perhaps the world's second-worst crime is boredom; the first is being a bore.
Cecil Beaton : 5099 : Beaton, Cecil



In all those expressions of conscious beauty, which when imitated become clumsy, or arrogant, or ridiculous, there is a manifestation of what Hollywood cannot destroy.
Cecil Beaton, on Greta Garbo : 7503 : Beaton, Cecil



Never in the history of fashion has so little material been raised so high to reveal so much that needs to be covered so badly.
Cecil Beaton : 12702 : Beaton, Cecil



All I want is the best of everything and there's very little of that left.
Cecil Beaton : 12716 : Beaton, Cecil



There are things that get whispered about that writers are there to overhear.
Ann Beattie : 8051 : Beattie, Ann



Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don't.
Melody Beattie : 11351 : Beattie, Melody



Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
Melody Beattie : 11401 : Beattie, Melody



Feel what you feel, know what you know, and set your relatives free to do the same.
Melody Beattie : 12260 : Beattie, Melody



Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more.
Melody Beattie : 12578 : Beattie, Melody



Oscar night is enjoyable in the way that bobbing for apples is enjoyable. You can't take the game seriously.
Warren Beatty : 8991 : Beatty, Warren



It is not necessary to believe things in order to reason about them.
Beaumarchais : 221 : Beaumarchais



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 : 1654 : Beauvoir, Simone de



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 : 2322 : Beauvoir, Simone de



When an individual is kept in a situation of inferiority, the fact is that he does become inferior.
Simone de Beauvoir : 4987 : Beauvoir, Simone de



In the face of an obstacle which is impossible to overcome, stubbornness is stupid.
Simone de Beauvoir : 6426 : Beauvoir, Simone de



It's frightening to think that you mark your children merely by being yourself.
Simone de Beauvoir : 9198 : Beauvoir, Simone de



Garbo's visage had a kind of emptiness into which anything could be projected - nothing can be read into Bardot's face.
Simone de Beauvoir : 10697 : Beauvoir, Simone de



I quickly realized that friendships without tomorrows, and the little anguishes of parting, were part of the pleasures of traveling.
Simone de Beauvoir : 12138 : Beauvoir, Simone de



No one can really know the life of his own day, let alone that of times long past. Always the historian sees as in a mirror darkly, the reds and golds rendered drab by the shadows of time.
Earl R. Beck : 8533 : Beck, Earl R.



No matter how difficult and painful it may be, nothing sounds as good to the soul as the truth.
Martha Beck : 12404 : Beck, Martha



Better are the blows of a friend than the false kisses of an enemy.
Thomas a Becket : 2080 : Becket, Thomas a



Don't look for your dreams to come true; look to become true to your dreams.
Michael Beckwith : 10186 : Beckwith, Michael



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 : 3445 : Beecham, Thomas



Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty.
Thomas Beecham : 3536 : Beecham, Thomas



When inviting company, do not tempt the palate with a great variety of unhealthful dainties.
Catherine Beecher : 3208 : Beecher, Catherine



A thoughtful mind, when it sees a nation's flag, sees not the flag, but the nation itself.
H. W. Beecher : 785 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Fear is a kind of bell ...it is the soul's signal for rallying.
H. W. Beecher : 786 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Troubles are often the tools by which God fashions us for better things.
H. W. Beecher : 787 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Our life is but a new form of the way men have lived from the beginning.
H. W. Beecher : 788 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Conceit is the most incurable disease that is known to the human soul.
Henry Ward Beecher : 857 : Beecher, Henry Ward



I never knew how to worship until I knew how to love.
Henry Ward Beecher : 858 : Beecher, Henry Ward



In this world, often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
Henry Ward Beecher : 859 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man, and never fails to see a bad one.
Henry Ward Beecher : 1964 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Learning, to be of much use, must have a tendency to spread itself among the common people.
Henry Ward Beecher : 2199 : Beecher, Henry Ward



We never know the love of the parent till we become parents ourselves.
Henry Ward Beecher : 2395 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Selfishness is that detestable vice which no one will forgive in others, and no one is without in himself.
Henry Ward Beecher : 2397 : Beecher, Henry Ward



God pardons like a mother kisses away the tears of a repentant child.
Henry Ward Beecher : 2506 : Beecher, Henry Ward



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 : 3013 : Beecher, Henry Ward



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 : 3223 : Beecher, Henry Ward



A proud man is seldom a grateful man for he never thinks he gets as much as he deserves.
H. W. Beecher : 3673 : Beecher, Henry Ward



There are many persons who look on Sunday as a sponge to wipe out the sins of the week.
Henry Ward Beecher : 3709 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Every man should have a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends.
H. W. Beecher : 3734 : Beecher, Henry Ward



He who hunts for flowers will find flowers; and he who loves weeds may find weeds.
H. W. Beecher : 3744 : Beecher, Henry Ward



We grow best when clouds hang over us because clouds bear rain and rain refreshes us.
H. W. Beecher : 3749 : Beecher, Henry Ward



I think you might dispense with half your doctors if you would only consult Dr. Sun more.
Henry Ward Beecher : 4336 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The cynic puts all human actions into two classes: openly bad and secretly bad.
Henry Ward Beecher : 5056 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Nowhere can one find so miscellaneous, so various an amount of knowledge as is contained in a good newspaper.
Henry Ward Beecher : 5219 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The blossom cannot tell what becomes of its odor; and no man can tell what becomes of his influence.
Henry W. Beecher : 5477 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature into his pictures.
Henry Ward Beecher : 6060 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The head learns new things, but the heart forever more practices old experiences.
Henry Ward Beecher : 6237 : Beecher, Henry Ward



When a nation's young men are conservative, its funeral bell is already rung.
Henry Ward Beecher : 6449 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The humblest individual exerts some influence, either for good or evil, upon others.
Henry Ward Beecher : 6543 : Beecher, Henry Ward



It is not what we intend but what we do that makes us useful.
Henry Ward Beecher : 6836 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.
Henry Ward Beecher : 7148 : Beecher, Henry Ward



A man that does not know how to be angry does not know how to be good.
Henry Ward Beecher : 7345 : Beecher, Henry Ward



A man should fear when he enjoys only the good he does publicly. Is it not publicity rather than charity, which he loves? Is it not vanity, rather than benevolence, that gives such charities?
Henry Ward Beecher : 7827 : Beecher, Henry Ward



The mother's heart is the child's schoolroom.
Henry Ward Beecher : 8393 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
Henry Ward Beecher : 8836 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Every charitable act is a stepping-stone toward heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher : 8860 : Beecher, Henry Ward



In this world it is not what we take up, but what we give up, that makes us rich.
Henry Ward Beecher : 9042 : Beecher, Henry Ward



What the mother sings to the cradle goes all the way down to the coffin.
Henry Ward Beecher : 9217 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Flowers are the sweetest things God ever made and forgot to put a soul into.
Henry Ward Beecher : 9578 : Beecher, Henry Ward



Every young man would do well to remember that all successful business stands on the foundation of morality.
Henry Ward Beecher : 11116 : Beecher, Henry Ward



We sleep, but the loom of life never stops and the pattern which was weaving when the sun went down is weaving when it comes up tomorrow.
Henry Ward Beecher : 11530 : Beecher, Henry Ward



No great advance has been made in science, politics or religion without controversy.
Lyman Beecher : 3718 : Beecher, Lyman



Never chase a lie; let it alone and it will soon run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher : 5323 : Beecher, Lyman



You cannot make a man by standing a sheep on its hind legs. But by standing a flock of sheep in that position you can make a crowd of men.
Max Beerbohm : 9667 : Beerbohm, Max



Macbeth and Lady Macbeth stand out as the supreme type of all that a host and hostess should not be.
Max Beerbohm : 11598 : Beerbohm, Max



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 : 2691 : Beerbohm, Sir Max



To give and then not feel that one has given is the very best of all ways of giving.
Max Beerbohm : 4343 : Beerbohm, Sir Max



There is much to be said for failure. It is more interesting than success.
Max Beerbohm : 9074 : Beerbohm, Sir Max



Man sinks almost to the level of an animal when eating becomes his chief pleasure.
Ludwig Von Beethoven : 1196 : Beethoven, Ludwig Von



I will seize Fate by the throat; It shall certainly not bend and crush me completely.
Ludwig van Beethoven : 7318 : Beethoven, Ludwig Von



New York is my Lourdes, where I go for spiritual refreshment; it is a place where you're least likely to be bitten by a wild goat.
Brendan Behan : 9351 : Behan, Brendan



Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life.
Aphra Behn : 3593 : Behn, Aphra



You never have the wind with you - either it is against you or you're having a good day.
Daniel Behrman : 4330 : Behrman, Daniel



You can cage the singer but not the song.
Harry Belafonte : 4134 : Belafonte, Harry



If you can't write your idea on the back of my calling card, you don't have a clear idea.
David Belasco : 4315 : Belasco, David



Evaluate what you want - because what gets measured, gets produced.
James A. Belasco : 8058 : Belasco, James A.



Before anything else, preparation is the key to success.
Alexander Graham Bell : 3312 : Bell, Alexander Graham



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 : 3430 : Bell, Alexander Graham



Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus.
Alexander G. Bell : 11701 : Bell, Alexander Graham



Don't worry if you forget something important - someone else will be sure to remember to point it out to you.
Guy Belleranti : 9709 : Belleranti, Guy



A man who talks a great deal talks a great deal of nonsense; he who talks very little hardly ever talks sense.
Hilaire Belloc : 5260 : Belloc, Hilaire



I'm tired of love, I'm still more tired of rhyme, but money gives me pleasure all the time.
Hilaire Belloc : 5432 : Belloc, Hilaire



We wander for distraction, but we travel for fulfillment.
Hilaire Belloc : 12242 : Belloc, Hilaire



Any subject can be made interesting, and therefore any subject can be made boring.
Hilaire Belloc : 12339 : Belloc, Hilaire



She was what we used to call a suicide blonde - dyed by her own hand.
Saul Bellow : 5381 : Bellow, Saul



The secret motive of the absent-minded is to be innocent while guilty. Absentmindedness is spurious innocence.
Saul Bellow : 7292 : Bellow, Saul



A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.
Saul Bellow : 8117 : Bellow, Saul



Nobody likes being written about in their lifetime, it's as though the FBI and the CIA were suddenly to splash your files in the paper.
Saul Bellow : 8599 : Bellow, Saul



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 : 4708 : Belmont, Eleanor Robson



In Israel, in order to be a realist, you must believe in miracles.
David Ben-Gurion : 2904 : Ben-Gurion, David



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 : 1533 : Benchley, Robert



In America there are two classes of travel; first class and with children.
Robert Benchley : 1534 : Benchley, Robert



Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isn't the work he's supposed to be doing at the moment.
Robert Benchley : 1535 : Benchley, Robert



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 : 3394 : Benchley, Robert



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 : 4668 : Benchley, Robert



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 : 4760 : Benchley, Robert



Drawing on my fine command of the language, I said nothing.
Robert Benchley : 5543 : Benchley, Robert



If you think that you have caught a cold, call in a good doctor. Call in three good doctors and play bridge.
Robert Benchley : 8990 : Benchley, Robert



There are several ways to apportion the family income - all of them unsatisfactory.
Robert Benchley : 10086 : Benchley, Robert



Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with, that it's compounding a felony.
Robert Benchley : 10459 : Benchley, Robert



The extra calories needed for one hour of intense mental effort would be completely met by the eating of one oyster cracker or one half of a salted peanut.
Francis G. Benedict : 11489 : Benedict, Francis G.



Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.
Ruth Benedict : 4393 : Benedict, Ruth



A man's indebtedness is not virtue; his repayment is. Virtue begins when he dedicates himself actively to the job of gratitude.
Ruth Benedict : 6301 : Benedict, Ruth



If we justify war, it is because all peoples always justify the traits of which they find themselves possessed, not because war will bear an objective examination of its merits.
Ruth Benedict : 11171 : Benedict, Ruth



We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We though because we had power, we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet : 2421 : Benet, Stephen Vincent



Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Walter Benjamin : 9572 : Benjamin, Walter



Our age will be known as the age of committees.
Ernest Benn : 9846 : Benn, Ernest



It is well, when judging a friend, to remember he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
A. Bennett : 4 : Bennett, A.



We were put to dickens as children but it never quite took. That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
Alan Bennett : 28 : Bennett, Alan



We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community, but people wouldn't obey the rules.
Alan Bennett : 7994 : Bennett, Alan



I've always felt that the past was over and somehow I'd missed it. Now it's starting all over again.
Alan Bennett : 10486 : Bennett, Alan



Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories, knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only be remembered for remembering someone else.
Alan Bennett : 11502 : Bennett, Alan



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 : 167 : Bennett, Arnold



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 : 168 : Bennett, Arnold



You are not in charge of the universe; you are in charge of yourself.
Arnold Bennett : 169 : Bennett, Arnold



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 : 2854 : Bennett, Arnold



A man of sixty has spent twenty years in bed and over three years in eating.
Arnold Bennett : 6087 : Bennett, Arnold



Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
Arnold Bennett : 6570 : Bennett, Arnold



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 : 6571 : Bennett, Arnold



I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else; hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
Arnold Bennett : 7843 : Bennett, Arnold



It's easier to go down a hill than up it but the view is much better at the top.
Arnold Bennett : 8715 : Bennett, Arnold



The moment you're born, you're done for.
Arnold Bennett : 9849 : Bennett, Arnold



Spend some time this weekend on home improvement; improve your attitude toward your family.
Bo Bennett : 11717 : Bennett, Bo



As sure as the spring will follow the winter, prosperity and economic growth will follow recession.
Bo Bennett : 11718 : Bennett, Bo



I have made mistakes but I have never made the mistake of claiming that I have never made one.
James Gordon Bennett : 9893 : Bennett, James Gordon



The gain in self-confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
Thomas Arnold Bennett : 1766 : Bennett, Thomas Arnold



I think one of the reasons I'm popular again is because I'm wearing a tie. You have to be different.
Tony Bennett : 9012 : Bennett, Tony



Blessed is he who expects no gratitude, for he shall not be disappointed.
W. C. Bennett : 2879 : Bennett, W. C.



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 : 1894 : Bennett, William



Leadership is the wise use of power. Power is the capacity to translate intention into reality and sustain it.
Warren Bennis : 8640 : Bennis, Warren



Leaders learn by leading, and they learn best by leading in the face of obstacles. As weather shapes mountains, problems shape leaders.
Warren Bennis : 10424 : Bennis, Warren



Managers are people who do things right, and leaders are people who do the right thing.
Warren Bennis and Burt Nanus : 4504 : Bennis, Warren and Nanus, Burt



Give me golf clubs, fresh air and a beautiful partner, and you can keep the clubs and the fresh air.
Jack Benny : 7115 : Benny, Jack



A recipe is only a theme which an intelligent cook can play each time with a variation.
Madame Benoit : 5275 : Benoit, Madame



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 : 3078 : Benson, A. C.



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 : 3951 : Benson, A. C.



One's mind has a way of making itself up in the background, and it suddenly becomes clear what one means to do.
A. C. Benson : 9181 : Benson, A. C.



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 : 4211 : Benson, Dianne



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 : 6291 : Benson, Margaret



If we all wore crowns, the kings would go bareheaded.
R. H. Benson : 4869 : Benson, R. H.



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 : 2301 : Bentham, Jeremy



The greatest happiness of the greatest number is the foundation of morals and legislation.
Jeremy Bentham : 8008 : Bentham, Jeremy



One should not exaggerate the importance of trifles. Life, for instance, is much too short to be taken seriously.
Nicolas Bentley : 8629 : Bentley, Nicolas



Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship and deepening it. That factor is attitude.
Timothy Bentley : 9612 : Bentley, Timothy



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 : 2423 : Berdyaev, Nicholas



The gain is not the having of children; It is the discovery of love and how to be loving.
Polly Berrien Berends : 12630 : Berends, Polly Berrien



Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Bernard Berenson : 5105 : Berenson, Bernard



I wish I could stand on a busy corner, hat in hand, and beg people to throw me all their wasted hours.
Bernard Berenson : 5363 : Berenson, Bernard



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 : 5911 : Berenson, Bernard



Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity.
Yehuda Berg : 12710 : Berg, Yehuda



Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Yehuda Berg : 12720 : Berg, Yehuda



A belief which leaves no place for doubt is not a belief; it is a superstition.
Jose Bergamin : 5330 : Bergamin, Jose



I never used to like babies. I'd always thought if a baby were more like a chimpanzee, I'd have one.
Candice Bergen : 11282 : Bergen, Candice



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 : 3016 : Berger, John



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 : 8539 : Berger, John



Reinhart was never his mother's favorite - and he was an only child.
Thomas Berger : 4497 : Berger, Thomas



A large nose is the mark of a witty, courteous, affable, generous and liberal man.
Cyrano de Bergerac : 7809 : Bergerac, Cyrano de



A kiss is a rosy dot over the "I" of loving.
Cyrano de Bergerac : 9200 : Bergerac, Cyrano de



Tact is the art of making guests feel at home when that's really where you wish they were.
George E. Bergman : 7484 : Bergman, George E.



I am not a writer. My plays and scripts are skeletons awaiting sinew.
Ingmar Bergman : 6102 : Bergman, Ingmar



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 : 6891 : Bergman, Ingmar



After years of playing with images of life and death, life has made me shy.
Ingmar Bergman : 7342 : Bergman, Ingmar



Everything is worth precisely as much as a belch, the difference being that a belch is more satisfying.
Ingmar Bergman : 10247 : Bergman, Ingmar



I always wanted to do comedies but nobody discovered this until my old age. They think all Swedes are like Garbo.
Ingrid Bergman : 887 : Bergman, Ingrid



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 : 6640 : Bergman, Ingrid



Keep it simple. Make a blank face and the music and the story will fill it in.
Ingrid Bergman, to daughter Isabella Rossellini : 9703 : Bergman, Ingrid



Action on the move creates its own route, creates to a very great extent the conditions under which it is to be fulfilled, and thus baffles all calculation.
Henri Bergson : 9303 : Bergson, Henri



It is the emotion which drives the intelligence forward in spite of obstacles.
Hens Bergson : 8042 : Bergson, Hens



A committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours.
Milton Berle : 4554 : Berle, Milton



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 : 889 : Berlin, Irving



Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
Irving Berlin : 8173 : Berlin, Irving



Syncopation is the soul of every true American.
Irving Berlin : 10846 : Berlin, Irving



Liberty is liberty, not equality or fairness or justice or human happiness or a quiet conscience.
Isaiah Berlin : 2442 : Berlin, Isaiah



Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
Hector Louis Berlioz : 3596 : Berlioz, Hector Louis



The sooner you are there (at the airport), the sooner you will find out how long you will be delayed.
Shelley Berman : 4903 : Berman, Shelley



To be able to find joy in another's joy, that is the secret of happiness.
Georges Bernanos : 7146 : Bernanos, Georges



Journalism is the only thinkable alternative to working.
Jeffrey Bernard : 7706 : Bernard, Jeffrey



In the theater, the audience wants to be surprised, but by things that they expect.
Tristan Bernard : 10304 : Bernard, Tristan



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 : 4604 : Bernhardt, Sandra



If you want to recapture your youth, just cut off his allowance.
Al Bernstein : 10248 : Bernstein, Al



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 : 309 : Bernstein, Carl



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 : 310 : Bernstein, Carl



It would be nice to hear someone accidentally whistle something of mine, somewhere, just once.
Leonard Bernstein : 2771 : Bernstein, Leonard



A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
Leonard Bernstein : 10686 : Bernstein, Leonard



You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there.
Yogi Berra : 1950 : Berra, Yogi



You can't win all the time. There are guys out there who are better than you.
Yogi Berra : 3774 : Berra, Yogi



It's tough to make predictions, especially about the future.
Yogi Berra : 6195 : Berra, Yogi



You better cut the pizza in four pieces because I'm not hungry enough to eat six.
Yogi Berra : 9458 : Berra, Yogi



You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra : 10859 : Berra, Yogi



In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.
Yogi Berra : 11008 : Berra, Yogi



A good idea plus capable men cannot fail; it is better than money in the bank.
John Berry : 8123 : Berry, John



The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry : 8428 : Berry, John



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 : 3656 : Berry, Mary Frances



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 : 4678 : Berry, Wendell



Our hair turns white with our ripening as though to fly away to some coming wind, bearing the seed lot what we know.
Wendell Berry : 11935 : Berry, Wendell



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 : 988 : Berryman, John



We all wear masks, and the time comes when we cannot remove them without removing some of our own skin.
Andre Berthiaume : 4262 : Berthiaume, Andre



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 : 2947 : Beston, Henry



Without faith, nothing is possible. With it, nothing is impossible.
Mary McLeod Bethune : 7686 : Bethune,Mary McLeod



Friendly attacks should begin with faint praise, but be careful not to use adjectives or phrases of which the publisher can make use in advertisements.
John Betjeman : 8226 : Betjeman, John



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 : 3074 : Betti, Ugo



Sisterly love is, of all sentiments, the most abstract. Nature does not grant it any functions.
Ugo Betti : 9421 : Betti, Ugo



We cannot bear to regard ourselves simply as playthings of blind chance; we cannot admit to feeling ourselves abandoned.
Ugo Betti : 10712 : Betti, Ugo



We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road: they get run over.
Aneurin Bevan : 103 : Bevan, Aneurin



He has the lucidity which is the by-product of a fundamentally sterile mind. He does not have to struggle with the crowded pulsations of a fecund imagination.
Aneurin Bevan, on Neville Chamberlain : 7501 : Bevan, Aneurin



If you have one chink in your psychological armor, playing the horses will bring it out.
Andrew Beyer : 10772 : Beyer, Andrew



There is nothing lost or wasted in this life.
Bhagavad-Gita : 8095 : Bhagavad-Gita



Much better to do one's own work, even if you have to do it imperfectly, than it is to do somebody else's work perfectly.
Bhagavad-Gita : 8623 : Bhagavad-Gita



Love is the crocodile on the river of desire.
Bhartrihari : 12070 : Bhartrihari



When a thing is true, there is no need to use any arguments to substantiate it.
Vinoba Bhave : 6886 : Bhave, Vinoba



He is invariably in a hurry. Being in a hurry is one of the tributes he pays to life.
Elizabeth Bibesco : 4331 : Bibesco, Elizabeth



The weak have one weapon: the errors of those who think they are strong.
Georges Bidault : 8049 : Bidault, Georges



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 : 79 : Bierce, Ambrose



International arbitration can be defined as the substitution of many burning questions for a smoldering one.
Ambrose Bierce : 80 : Bierce, Ambrose



Future: that period of time when our affairs prosper, our friends are true and our happiness is assured.
Ambrose Bierce : 81 : Bierce, Ambrose



The gambling known as business looks with austere displeasure upon the business known as gambling.
Ambrose Bierce : 2601 : Bierce, Ambrose



Knowledge: The small part of ignorance that we arrange and classify.
Ambrose Bierce : 3554 : Bierce, Ambrose



When Eve first saw her reflection in a pool, she sought Adam and accused him of infidelity.
Ambrose Bierce : 3706 : Bierce, Ambrose



Corporation: An ingenious device for obtaining individual profit without individual responsibility.
Ambrose Bierce : 3842 : Bierce, Ambrose



Bigot: One who is obstinately and zealously attached to an opinion that you do not entertain.
Ambrose Bierce : 3955 : Bierce, Ambrose



Patience: A minor form of despair disguised as a virtue.
Ambrose Bierce : 4117 : Bierce, Ambrose



Ocean: A body of water occupying two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
Ambrose Bierce : 4364 : Bierce, Ambrose



Hospitality: The virtue that induces us to feed and lodge certain persons who are not in need of food and lodging.
Ambrose Bierce : 4534 : Bierce, Ambrose



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 : 4664 : Bierce, Ambrose



Dentist: a prestidigitator who, putting metal into your mouth, pulls coins out of your pocket.
Ambrose Bierce : 4786 : Bierce, Ambrose



The ocean is a body of water occupying about two-thirds of a world made for man - who has no gills.
Ambrose Bierce : 4983 : Bierce, Ambrose



Clergyman: A man who undertakes the management of our spiritual affairs as a method of bettering his temporal ones.
Ambrose Bierce : 5212 : Bierce, Ambrose



Politics - a strife of interests masquerading as a contest of principles. The conduct of public affairs for private advantage.
Ambrose Bierce : 5636 : Bierce, Ambrose



Peace - in international affairs, a period of cheating between two periods of fighting.
Ambrose Bierce : 5639 : Bierce, Ambrose



Epitaph: An inscription on a tomb, showing that virtues acquired by death have a retroactive effect.
Ambrose Bierce : 6051 : Bierce, Ambrose



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 : 6262 : Bierce, Ambrose



To be positive: To be mistaken at the top of one's voice.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary : 6715 : Bierce, Ambrose



Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary : 6735 : Bierce, Ambrose



Absurdity, noun: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one's own opinion.
Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" : 6935 : Bierce, Ambrose



The covers of this book are too far apart.
Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" : 7047 : Bierce, Ambrose



Beauty: the power by which a woman charms a lover and terrifies a husband.
Ambrose Bierce : 7346 : Bierce, Ambrose



Day: n. A period of twenty-four hours, mostly misspent.
Ambrose Bierce : 7454 : Bierce, Ambrose



Here's to woman! Would that we could fall into her arms without falling into her hands.
Ambrose Bierce : 7656 : Bierce, Ambrose



Optimism: The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.
Ambrose Bierce : 8331 : Bierce, Ambrose



Conservative: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils, as distinguished from the liberal, who wishes to replace them with others.
Ambrose Bierce : 8592 : Bierce, Ambrose



Fashion: A despot whom the wise ridicule and obey.
Ambrose Bierce : 8766 : Bierce, Ambrose



Philosophy: a route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Ambrose Bierce : 8802 : Bierce, Ambrose



There is nothing new under the sun but there are lots of old things we don't know.
Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary" : 9393 : Bierce, Ambrose



Opera: A play representing life in another world, whose inhabitants have no speech but song, no motions but gestures, and no postures but attitudes.
Ambrose Bierce : 9653 : Bierce, Ambrose



Chop: A piece of leather skillfully attached to a bone and administered to the patients at restaurants.
Ambrose Bierce : 10736 : Bierce, Ambrose



Politeness: The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Bierce : 11375 : Bierce, Ambrose



Destiny: A tyrant's authority for crime, and a fool's excuse for failure.
Ambrose Bierce : 11646 : Bierce, Ambrose



Advice: The suggestions you give someone else which you hope will work for your benefit.
Ambrose Bierce : 11789 : Bierce, Ambrose



Acquaintance: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
Ambrose Bierce : 11976 : Bierce, Ambrose



Cabbage: a familiar kitchen-garden vegetable about as large and wise as a man's head.
Ambrose Bierce : 12310 : Bierce, Ambrose



I don't do what I do to try and break a glass ceiling.
Kathryn Bigelow : 10203 : Bigelow, Kathryn



No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.
Theodore Bikel : 10958 : Bikel, Theodore



The power of a movement lies in the fact that it can indeed change the habits of people. This change is not the result of force, but of dedication, of moral persuasion.
Steve Biko : 8555 : Biko, Steve



Better that a girl has beauty than brains, because boys see better than they think.
Josh Billings : 1050 : Billings, Josh



Solitude: a good place to visit, but a poor place to stay.
Josh Billings : 1051 : Billings, Josh



About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings : 1052 : Billings, Josh



As long as we are lucky we attribute it to our smartness; our bad luck we give the gods credit for.
Josh Billings : 1053 : Billings, Josh



Most people repent of their sins by thanking God they ain't so wicked as their neighbors.
Josh Billings : 1054 : Billings, Josh



Ambition is like hunger; it obeys no law but its appetite.
Josh Billings : 1055 : Billings, Josh



Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing well those cards you hold.
Josh Billings : 1056 : Billings, Josh



There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together
Josh Billings : 1057 : Billings, Josh



There are people so addicted to exaggeration they can't tell the truth without lying.
Josh Billings : 1058 : Billings, Josh



If a man should happen to reach perfection in this world he would have to die immediately to enjoy himself.
Josh Billings : 1059 : Billings, Josh



The road to ruin is always kept in good repair, and the travelers pay the expense of it.
Josh Billings : 1060 : Billings, Josh



Every man has his follies - and often they are the most interesting thing he has got.
Josh Billings : 1061 : Billings, Josh



Genuine grief is like penitence, not glamorous, but subdued.
Josh Billings : 1062 : Billings, Josh



The best way to convince a fool that he is wrong is to let him have his own way.
Josh Billings : 2381 : Billings, Josh



Laughing is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally in one spot.
Josh Billings : 2962 : Billings, Josh



Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
Josh Billings : 3321 : Billings, Josh



The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.
Josh Billings : 4353 : Billings, Josh



As scarce as truth is, the supply has always been in excess of the demand.
Josh Billings : 4494 : Billings, Josh



A man with a small head is like a pin without any, very apt to get into things beyond his depth.
Josh Billings : 4533 : Billings, Josh



Man is my brother, and I am nearer related to him through his vices than I am through his virtue.
Josh Billings : 4541 : Billings, Josh



Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
Josh Billings : 4544 : Billings, Josh



Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
Josh Billings : 4586 : Billings, Josh



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 : 4744 : Billings, Josh



When a man gets talking about himself, he seldom fails to be eloquent and often reaches the sublime.
Josh Billings : 4877 : Billings, Josh



Friendship is like earthenware, once broken it can be mended; Love is like a mirror, once broken that ends it.
Josh Billings : 4897 : Billings, Josh



The thinner the ice, the more anxious is everyone to see whether it will bear.
Josh Billings : 5097 : Billings, Josh



The best time to hold your tongue is the time when you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings : 5337 : Billings, Josh



Fame is climbing a greasy pole for ten dollars and ruining trousers worth fifteen dollars.
Josh Billings : 5349 : Billings, Josh



I don't care how much a man talks if he only says it in a few words.
Josh Billings : 5409 : Billings, Josh



In youth, we run into difficulties. And in old age, difficulties run into us.
Josh Billings : 5501 : Billings, Josh



The morning paper is just as necessary to an American as dew is to the grass.
Josh Billings : 5511 : Billings, Josh



It is very easy to manage your neighbor's business, but our own sometimes bothers us.
Josh Billings : 5608 : Billings, Josh



There are two kinds of fools: those who can't change their opinions and those who won't.
Josh Billings : 5657 : Billings, Josh



Every man has a perfect right to his opinion, provided it agrees with ours.
Josh Billings : 5876 : Billings, Josh



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 : 6209 : Billings, Josh



There are two things in this life for which we are never fully prepared, and that is twins.
Josh Billings : 6213 : Billings, Josh



I honestly believe it is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
Josh Billings : 6242 : Billings, Josh



The Devil is the father of lies, but he neglected to patent the idea. and the business now suffers from competition.
Josh Billings : 6330 : Billings, Josh



I have seen hypocrisy that was so artful that it was good judgment to be deceived by it.
Josh Billings : 7658 : Billings, Josh



Genuine laughter is a vent of the soul, the nostrils of the heart, and it is just as necessary for health and happiness as spring water is for a trout.
Josh Billings : 9985 : Billings, Josh



Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there.
Josh Billings : 10054 : Billings, Josh



Love looks through a telescope; envy, through a microscope.
Josh Billings : 10299 : Billings, Josh



Good breeding is the art of making everybody satisfied with themselves and pleased with you.
Josh Billings : 10496 : Billings, Josh



There is nothing so easy to learn as experience and nothing so hard to apply.
Josh Billings : 10610 : Billings, Josh



Don't take the bull by the horns, take him by the tail; then you can let go when you want to.
Josh Billings : 11420 : Billings, Josh



Self-made men are most always apt to be a little too proud of the job.
Josh Billings : 12035 : Billings, Josh



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 : 4640 : Binchy, Maeve



I had to face the facts. I was pear shaped. I was a bit depressed because I hate pears. 'Specially their shape.
Charlotte Bingham : 366 : Bingham, Charlotte



Push yourself again and again. Don't give an inch until the final buzzer sounds.
Larry Bird : 3263 : Bird, Larry



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 : 4509 : Bird, Larry



I've got a theory that if you give a hundred percent all of the time, somehow things will work out in the end.
Larry Bird : 10211 : Bird, Larry



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 : 2686 : Birkett, Lord



Friendship is a word, the very sight of which in print makes the heart warm.
Augustine Birrell : 7816 : Birrell, Augustine



(Those born in November) ... should prize the topaz's amber hue - emblem of friends and lovers true.
Birthstone Rhymes : 4946 : Birthstone Rhymes



We get so much in the habit of wearing a disguise before others that we eventually appear disguised before ourselves.
Jim Bishop : 6336 : Bishop, Jim



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 : 1419 : Bismarck, Otto von



People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war, or before an election.
Otto von Bismarck : 1420 : Bismarck, Otto von



Passions are like the trout in a pond; one devours the others until only one fat old trout is left.
Otto von Bismarck : 4713 : Bismarck, Otto von



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 : 6542 : Bismarck, Otto von



A conquering army on the border will not be stopped by eloquence.
Otto von Bismarck : 6569 : Bismarck, Otto von



Politics is the art of the possible.
Otto von Bismarck : 8403 : Bismarck, Otto von



Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
Otto von Bismarck : 10540 : Bismarck, Otto von



A mode of conduct, a standard of courage, discipline, fortitude, and integrity can do a great deal to make a woman beautiful.
Jacqueline Bisset : 10014 : Bisset, Jacqueline



The chance of bread falling with the buttered side up is directly proportional to the cost of the carpet.
Arthur Black : 173 : Black, Arthur



It is better that ten guilty persons escape than one innocent suffer.
William Blackstone : 1895 : Blackstone, William



It is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffers.
William Blackstone : 2387 : Blackstone, William



For what is done or learned by one class of women becomes, by virtue of their common womanhood, the property of all women.
Elizabeth Blackwell : 7916 : Blackwell, Elizabeth



We wanted something for ourselves and for our children, so we took a chance with our lives.
Unita Blackwell : 10757 : Blackwell, Unita



The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.
Tony Blair : 1803 : Blair, Tony



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 : 2336 : Blair, Tony



Most of the worthwhile, the beautiful, the progressive, and the useful achievements of Homo sapiens had been produced by introverted neurotics.
Anne Blaisdell : 7564 : Blaisdell, Anne



If I'd known I was gonna live this long (100 years), I'd have taken better care of myself.
Eubie Blake : 2825 : Blake, Eubie



Be grateful for luck. Pay the thunder no mind; listen to the birds. And don't hate nobody.
Eubie Blake : 8864 : Blake, Eubie



East side, west side, all around the town
James W. Blake and Charles B. Lawlor : 10821 : Blake, James W.



It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake : 1896 : Blake, William



No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake : 1897 : Blake, William



A robin red breast in a cage puts all heaven in a rage.
William Blake : 3326 : Blake, William



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 : 6293 : Blake, William



When nations grow old, the arts grow cold and commerce settles on every tree.
William Blake : 9524 : Blake, William



To see a world in a grain of sand, and a heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand, and eternity in an hour.
William Blake : 11743 : Blake, William



The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey.
William Blake : 11958 : Blake, William



It's not that women try to do too much. It's that women have too much to do.
Mary Kay Blakely : 1280 : Blakely, Mary Kay



If somebody can do something eighty percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you've got to let it go.
Sara Blakely : 12466 : Blakely, Sara



A sense of curiosity is nature's original school of education.
Dr. Smiley Blanton : 12231 : Blanton, Dr. Smiley



The obstacles you face are ... mental barriers which can be broken by adopting a more positive approach.
Clarence Blasier : 7959 : Blasier, Clarence



When we find that we are not liked, we assert that we are not understood; when probably the dislike we have excited proceeds from our being too fully comprehended.
Countess of Blessington : 10640 : Blessington, Countess of



Memory seldom fails when its office is to show us the tombs of our buried hopes.
Lady Blessington : 1128 : Blessington, Lady



Mountains appear more lofty the nearer they are approached, but great men resemble them not in this particular.
Lady Blessington : 5426 : Blessington, Lady



Flattery, if judiciously administered, is always acceptable, however much we may despise the flatterer.
Marguerite Blessington : 10045 : Blessington, Marguerite



All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) : 12712 : Blixen, Karen



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 : 6292 : Bloom, Allan



Education is the movement from darkness to light.
Allan Bloom : 10571 : Bloom, Allan



Fashion matters considerably more than horoscopes, rather more than dog shows, and slightly more than hockey.
Roy Blount, Jr. : 8283 : Blount, Roy, Jr.



If you were a member of Jesse James' band and, people asked you what you were, you wouldn't say, "Well, I'm a desperado." You'd say "I work in banks" or "I've done some railroad work"
Roy Blount, Jr. : 10355 : Blount, Roy, Jr.



As dreams are the fancies of those that sleep, so fancies are but the dreams of those awake.
Sir Thomas Pope Blount : 3710 : Blount, Sir Thomas Pope



I have a great diet. Eat anything you want, but you must eat it with naked fat people.
Ed Bluestone : 495 : Bluestone, Ed



If parents and kids can talk together, we won't have as much censorship because we won't have as much fear.
Judy Blume : 8415 : Blume, Judy



I learned to trust my obsessions. It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
Robert Bly : 2779 : Bly, Robert



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 : 655 : Boardman, G. D.



Much of what we ascribe to human nature is no more than a reaction to the restraints put upon us by our civilization.
Franz Boas : 10716 : Boas, Franz



They say a person needs just three things to be truly happy in this world. Someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.
Tom Bodett : 8260 : Bodett, Tom



In school, you're taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you're given a test that teaches you a lesson.
Tom Bodett : 11091 : Bodett, Tom



The good life is the healthful life, the merry life. Life is health, joy, laughter.
Jean Bodin : 5475 : Bodin, Jean



Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.
Paul Boese : 9250 : Boese, Paul



Actors have always been a suspect breed. Socially, I find myself more admissible now in England because I've written books.
Dirk Bogarde : 442 : Bogarde, Dirk



A hot dog at the ball game beats roast beef at the Ritz.
Humphrey Bogart : 4118 : Bogart, Humphrey



Money has only one use - to give one independence from his enemies.
Humphrey Bogart : 5120 : Bogart, Humphrey



The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
Humphrey Bogart : 7150 : Bogart, Humphrey



Acting is experience with something sweet behind it.
Humphrey Bogart : 8760 : Bogart, Humphrey



A hot dog at the ballpark is better than a steak at the Ritz.
Humphrey Bogart : 11355 : Bogart, Humphrey



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 : 6643 : Bogart, John B.



If you hype something and it succeeds you're a genius, it wasn't hype; If you hype it and it fails, then it's just a hype.
Neil Bogart : 12680 : Bogart, Neil



In some sense man is a microcosm of the universe; therefore what man is, is a clue to the universe. We are enfolded in the universe.
David Bohm : 7912 : Bohm, David



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 : 1342 : Bohr, Niels



Your theory is crazy, but it's not crazy enough to be true.
Niels Bohr : 8853 : Bohr, Niels



An expert is a person who has made all the mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Bohr : 9528 : Bohr, Niels



The opposite of a great truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Bohr : 12195 : Bohr, Niels



Gold gives even to plainness the color of beauty.
Nicolas Boileau : 1341 : Boileau, Nicolas



There is far too much law for those who can afford it and far too little for those who cannot.
Derek Bok : 11708 : Bok, Derek



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 : 3019 : Bolding, Gary



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 : 112 : Boleyn, Anne



Airline travel is hours of boredom interrupted by moments of stark terror.
Al Boliska : 7195 : Boliska, Al



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 : 6245 : Bolles, Richard Nelson



There are better starters than me but I'm a strong finisher.
Usain Bolt : 12368 : Bolt, Usain



A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
Robert Bolton : 1536 : Bolton, Robert



To use a method is to compare the realm of mind to a stool. The true thinker walks freely.
Godfried Bomans : 3175 : Bomans, Godfried



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 : 576 : Bombeck, Erma



In general, my children refused to eat anything that hadn't danced on TV.
Erma Bombeck : 577 : Bombeck, Erma



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 : 578 : Bombeck, Erma



If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.
Erma Bombeck : 579 : Bombeck, Erma



Limousines used to be reserved for the ruling class, or, on special occasions, for the working class.
Erma Bombeck : 580 : Bombeck, Erma



Today, limousines are like taxicabs with the door handles still intact.
Erma Bombeck : 581 : Bombeck, Erma



What's with you men? Would hair stop growing on your chest if you asked directions somewhere?
Erma Bombeck : 1962 : Bombeck, Erma



The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've ever seen that I didn't have to clean.
Erma Bombeck : 3357 : Bombeck, Erma



The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.
Erma Bombeck : 3740 : Bombeck, Erma



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 : 5998 : Bombeck, Erma



I do not participate in any sport with ambulances at the bottom of a hill.
Erma Bombeck : 7032 : Bombeck, Erma



Before you try to keep up with the Joneses, be sure they're not trying to keep up with you.
Erma Bombeck : 7108 : Bombeck, Erma



For some unexplained reason, it's always the other end of the table that's wild and raucous, with screaming laughter and a fella who plays "Holiday for Strings" on water glasses.
Erma Bombeck : 7512 : Bombeck, Erma



When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out.
Erma Bombeck : 8311 : Bombeck, Erma



When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."
Erma Bombeck : 8915 : Bombeck, Erma



I work ridiculous hours every day, and people always ask me how I do it. But fourteen years of unemployment kind of rests a guy.
Danny Bonaduce : 10432 : Bonaduce, Danny



There is no legitimacy on earth but in a government which is the choice of the nation.
Joseph Bonaparte : 8689 : Bonaparte, Joseph



Why and how are words so essential that they cannot be too often used.
Napoleon : 1332 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



A man will fight harder for his interests than for his rights.
Napoleon I : 1333 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Constitutions are the work of time; one cannot leave too large a space for improvements.
Napoleon I : 1334 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



I love a brave soldier who has undergone the baptism of fire.
Napoleon I : 1335 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



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 : 1336 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Circumstances! - I make circumstances!
Napoleon I : 2127 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



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 : 2189 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Great men are like meteors: they glitter and are consumed to enlighten the world.
Napoleon : 2508 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



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 : 2776 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



The human race is governed by its imagination.
Napoleon I : 3334 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
Napoleon I : 3618 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Water, air, and cleanliness are the chief articles in my pharmacopoeia.
Napoleon I : 4394 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



If they want peace, nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannon shots.
Napoleon I : 4796 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Men of genius are meteors destined to burn themselves out in lighting up their age.
Napoleon I : 5076 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



If you wish to be a success in the world, promise everything, deliver nothing.
Napoleon I : 6091 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



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 : 6266 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Soldiers win battles and generals get the credit.
Napoleon I : 6508 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Soldiers are made on purpose to be killed.
Napoleon : 8407 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



If you wish to keep your private affairs secret, keep your servants well paid
Napoleon I : 9067 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



The torment of precautions often exceeds the dangers to be avoided. It is sometimes better to abandon one's self to destiny.
Napoleon I : 9364 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Men are like ciphers: They acquire their value merely from their position.
Napoleon I : 9455 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



A leader is a dealer of hope.
Napoleon Bonaparte : 10178 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



International incidents should not govern foreign policy, but foreign policy, incidents.
Napoleon I : 10778 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



There are only two forces in the world, the sword and the spirit. In the long run the sword will always be conquered by the spirit.
Napoleon I : 11233 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



Audacity succeeds as often as it fails; In life it has an even chance.
Napoleon Bonaparte : 11714 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



The old nobility would have survived if they had known enough to become masters of printing materials.
Napoleon I : 11975 : Bonaparte, Napoleon



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 : 6627 : Bonaventura, Saint



The test of morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : 438 : Bonhoeffer, Dietrich



The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : 5086 : Bonhoeffer, Dietrich



In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : 7886 : Bonhoeffer, Dietrich



Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : 8061 : Bonhoeffer, Dietrich



Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer : 9534 : Bonhoeffer, Dietrich



It is only possible to live happily-ever-after on a day-to-day basis.
Margaret Bonnano : 4820 : Bonnano, Margaret



The function of good software is to make the complex appear to be simple.
Grady Booch : 10592 : Booch, Grady



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 : 2705 : Book of Common Prayer



Give, and it shall be given to you. For whatever measure you deal out to others, it will be dealt to you in return.
Book of Luke : 7445 : Book of Luke



All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
Daniel Boone : 416 : Boone, Daniel



I can't say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
Daniel Boone : 12679 : Boone, Daniel



Although politicians hold no monopoly on speaking without thinking, they certainly have a knack for it.
Louis E. Boone : 1190 : Boone, Louis E.



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 : 3032 : Boorstin, Daniel



The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.
Daniel Boorstin : 6420 : Boorstin, Daniel



Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Daniel Boorstin : 7783 : Boorstin, Daniel



When the gods wish to punish us, they make us believe our own advertising.
Daniel Boorstin : 8443 : Boorstin, Daniel



Celebrity-worship and hero-worship should not be confused. Yet, we confuse them every day, and by doing so we come dangerously close to depriving ourselves of all real models.
Daniel J. Boorstin : 9951 : Boorstin, Daniel J.



I've never been married, but I tell people I'm divorced so they won't think something's wrong with me.
Elayne Boosler : 4990 : Boosler, Elayne



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 : 5709 : Boosler, Elayne



My ancestors wandered lost in the wilderness for forty years because even in biblical times, men would not stop to ask for directions.
Elayne Boosler : 7579 : Boosler, Elayne



Laundry's easier when you live alone. Fifteen minutes before a date, put 'em on, dry 'em with a hair blower.
Elayne Boosler : 8993 : Boosler, Elayne



A dress that zips up the back will bring a husband and wife together.
James H. Boren : 4388 : Boren, James H.



Santa Claus has the right idea: Visit people once a year.
Victor Borge : 10150 : Borge, Victor



My father invented the burglar alarm - which unfortunately was stolen from him.
Victor Borge : 12022 : Borge, Victor



The Falklands thing was a fight between two bald men over a comb.
Jorge Luis Borges : 1033 : Borges, Jorge Luis



You can't measure life in days the way you do money in dollars, because every day is different.
Jorge Luis Borges : 2534 : Borges, Jorge Luis



There is no intellectual exercise which is not ultimately useless.
Jorge Luis Borges : 3600 : Borges, Jorge Luis



Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
Jorge Luis Borges : 6153 : Borges, Jorge Luis



In truth, the Library includes all verbal structures, all variations permitted by the twenty-five orthographical symbols, but not a single example of absolute nonsense.
Jorge Luis Borges : 7527 : Borges, Jorge Luis



I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
Jorge Luis Borges : 9600 : Borges, Jorge Luis



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 : 4709 : Borland, Hal



Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.
Hal Borland : 9877 : Borland, Hal



Losing an illusion makes you wiser than finding a truth.
Ludwig Borne : 10296 : Borne, Ludwig



I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
Robert Bosch : 11115 : Bosch, Robert



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 : 4270 : Boswell, James



Nothing really sets human nature free but self-control.
Paul Bottome : 9108 : Bottome, Paul



There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.
Phyllis Bottome : 6540 : Bottome, Phyllis



Where there is laughter there is always more health than sickness.
Phyllis Bottome : 9088 : Bottome, Phyllis



Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.
Nadia Boulanger : 11272 : Boulanger, Nadia



Anyone who believes the exponential growth can go on forever in a finite world is either a madman or an economist.
Kenneth Boulding : 5460 : Boulding, Kenneth



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 : 3066 : Bourdet, Edouard



It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
Alec Bourne : 10923 : Bourne, Alec



Good talk is like good scenery - continuous, yet constantly varying, and full of the charm of novelty and surprise.
Randolph Bourne : 1506 : Bourne, Randolph



Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many men on the field?
Jim Bouton : 8960 : Bouton, Jim



How come nobody wants to argue with me? Is it because I'm always right?
Jim Bouton : 10539 : Bouton, Jim



You see, you spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball, and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
Jim Bouton : 11898 : Bouton, Jim



Active natures are rarely melancholy; Activity and sadness are incompatible.
C. N. Bovee : 5613 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



Kindess is a language the mute can speak and the deaf can hear.
Christian Bovee : 5614 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



The same wind that carries one vessel into port may blow another off shore.
C. N. Bovee : 5874 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



Judicious praise is to children what the sun is to flowers.
C. N. Bovee : 6240 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



Honesty is not only the first step toward greatness - it is greatness itself.
C. N. Bovee : 6518 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



Living with a saint is more grueling than being one.
Christian Nestell Bovee : 9189 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Christian Nestell Bovee : 9193 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake as by never repeating it.
Christian Bovee : 9194 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



As threshing separates the wheat from the chaff, so does affliction purify virtue.
C. N. Bovee : 9195 : Bovee, Christian Nestell



Writing, I think, is not apart from living. Writing is a kind of double living. The writer experiences everything twice. Once in reality and once in that mirror which waits always before or behind.
Catherine Drinker Bowen : 11150 : Bowen, Catherine Drinker



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 : 3903 : Bowen, Elizabeth



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 : 5905 : Bowen, Elizabeth



It is not only our fate but our business to lose innocence, and once we have lost that, it is futile to attempt a picnic in Eden.
Elizabeth Bowen : 8262 : Bowen, Elizabeth



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 : 2307 : Bowen, Lord



Common exercises indulged in by the average middle-aged American male are running down their friends, jumping to conclusions, sidestepping responsibility, and pushing their luck.
W. J. Bowerman and W. E. Harris : 9941 : Bowerman, W. J. & Harris, W. E.



I want to be a Frank Sinatra figure. And I will succeed.
David Bowie : 427 : Bowie, David



It wasn't why he painted a Campbell's soup can. It was "What sort of man paints a Campbell's soup can?" That's what aggravates people.
David Bowie, on Andy Warhol : 7556 : Bowie, David



I always had a repulsive need to be something more than human.
David Bowie : 8465 : Bowie, David



I think fame itself is not a rewarding thing. The most you can say is that it gets you a seat in restaurants.
David Bowie : 12681 : Bowie, David



Anyone who eats three meals a day should understand why cookbooks outsell sex books three to one.
L. M. Boyd : 4527 : Boyd, L. M.



You are not as bright as you feel after the second drink.
Peg Bracken : 1294 : Bracken, Peg



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 : 6027 : Bracken, Peg



A slight tax increase costs you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut saves you thirty cents.
Peg Bracken : 10070 : Bracken, Peg



Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly merry christmas.
Peg Bracken : 12652 : Bracken, Peg



I've noticed your hostility towards him - I ought to have guessed you were friends.
Malcolm Bradbury : 3185 : Bradbury, Malcolm



The English are polite by telling lies. The Americans are polite by telling the truth.
Malcolm Bradbury : 6418 : Bradbury, Malcolm



You have to know how to accept rejection and reject acceptance.
Ray Bradbury : 5292 : Bradbury, Ray



Half the fun of the travel is the esthetic of lostness.
Ray Bradbury : 7444 : Bradbury, Ray



I love writing, it's the center of my life. If you don't love what you do, you'd better find something else to love. Otherwise, you don't have a reason for living.
Ray Bradbury : 7865 : Bradbury, Ray



There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running about with lit matches.
Ray Bradbury : 8420 : Bradbury, Ray



Americans are far more remarkable than we give ourselves credit for. We've been so busy damning ourselves for years. We've done it all, and yet we don't take credit for it.
Ray Bradbury : 8893 : Bradbury, Ray



You've got to jump off the cliff all the time, and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury : 12334 : Bradbury, Ray



My stories run up and bite me in the leg - I respond by writing down everything that goes on during the bite.
Ray Bradbury : 12683 : Bradbury, Ray



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 : 1278 : Braddon, Mary Elizabeth



The world has achieved brilliance without wisdom, power without conscience.
Gen. Omar Bradley : 2566 : Bradley, Gen. Omar N.



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 : 3010 : Bradley, Gen. Omar N.



Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley : 6847 : Bradley, Gen. Omar N.



Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley : 6854 : Bradley, Gen. Omar N.



Set your course by the stars, not by the lights of every passing ship.
Gen. Omar N. Bradley : 6861 : Bradley, Gen. Omar N.



Science fiction encourages us to explore ... all the futures, good and bad that the human mind can envision.
Marion Zimmer Bradley : 12678 : Bradley, Marion Zimmer



I've never met a person, I don't care what his condition, in whom I could not see possibilities.
Preston Bradley : 7635 : Bradley, Preston



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 : 2132 : Bradstreet, Anne



Authority without wisdom is like a heavy ax without an edge, fitter to bruise than polish.
Anne Bradstreet : 2828 : Bradstreet, Anne



Fire hath its force abated by water, not by wind; And anger must be allayed by cold words, and not by blustering threats.
Anne Bradstreet : 12685 : Bradstreet, Anne



Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Harriet Braiker : 8710 : Braiker, Harriet



Snobbery is the pride of those who are not sure of their position.
Berton Braley : 243 : Braley, Berton



Like mothers, taxes are often misunderstood, but seldom forgotten.
Lord Bramwell : 5686 : Bramwell, Lord



Why is the king of hearts the only one that hasn't a moustache?
James Branch : 918 : Branch, James



When fantasy turns you on, you're obligated to God and nature to start doing it right away.
Stewart Brand : 8682 : Brand, Stewart



Most of the things worth doing in the world had been declared impossible before they were done.
Louis Brandeis : 1187 : Brandeis, Louis D.



If we would be guided by the light of reason, we must let our minds be bold.
Louis D. Brandeis : 1188 : Brandeis, Louis D.



I abhor averages. I like the individual case. A man may have six meals one day and none the next, making an average of three meals per day, but that is not a good way to live.
Louis D. Brandeis : 8887 : Brandeis, Louis D.



Those who won our independence believed liberty to be the secret of happiness and courage to be the secret of liberty.
Louis Brandeis : 9537 : Brandeis, Louis D.



The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
Marlon Brando : 7317 : Brando, Marlon



If there's anything unsettling to the stomach, it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Marlon Brando : 8633 : Brando, Marlon



Privacy is not something that I'm merely entitled to, it's an absolute prerequisite.
Marlon Brando : 10508 : Brando, Marlon



Other things may change us, but we start and end with family.
Anthony Brandt : 10329 : Brandt, Anthony



There would be no pleasure properly so called if a man were sure to win. It is the reconciling of uncertainty to our desires that creates the satisfaction.
Frederick Brandt : 8912 : Brandt, Frederick



A heretic is a fellow who disagrees with you regarding something neither of you knows anything about.
William Cowper Brann : 2464 : Brann, William Cowper



If you want to be more productive, then start at the start: Get there on time.
Richard Branson : 12478 : Branson, Richard



Always behave like a duck - keep calm and unruffled on the surface, but paddle like the devil underneath.
Jacob Braude : 10924 : Braude, Jacob Morton



The fence that makes good neighbors needs a gate to make good friends.
Jacob M. Braude : 12518 : Braude, Jacob Morton



Count no day lost in which you waited your turn, took only your share, and sought advantage over no one.
Robert Brault : 2393 : Brault, Robert



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 : 4248 : Brault, Robert



Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.
Robert Brault : 10321 : Brault, Robert



There is a child in every one of us who is still a trick-or-treater looking for a brightly lit front porch.
Robert Brault : 11128 : Brault, Robert



With every new answer unfolded, science has consistently discovered at least three new questions.
Wernher Von Braun : 1878 : Braun, Wernher von



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 : 2255 : Braun, Wernher von



I have learned to use the word "impossible" with the greatest caution.
Wernher von Braun : 8360 : Braun, Wernher von



Research is what i'm doing when I don't know what i'm doing.
Wernher Von Braun : 9522 : Braun, Wernher Von



The source of status is no longer the ability to make things but simply the ability to purchase them.
Harry Braverman : 2765 : Braverman, Harry



A nap is not to be confused with sleeping. We sleep to recharge our bodies. We nap to care for our souls.
Sarah Ban Breathnach : 11260 : Breathnach, Sarah Ban



Americans are benevolently ignorant about Canada, while Canadians are malevolently well-informed about the United States.
J. Bartlet Brebner : 6002 : Brebner, J. Bartlet



Intelligence is not to make no mistakes, but quickly to see how to make them good.
Bertolt Brecht : 3281 : Brecht, Bertolt



The aim of science is not to open the door to infinite wisdom, but to set a limit to infinite error.
Bertolt Brecht : 3965 : Brecht, Bertolt



Because I don't trust him, we are friends.
Bertolt Brecht : 7723 : Brecht, Bertolt



Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are.
Bertolt Brecht : 7775 : Brecht, Bertolt



He who laughs last has not yet heard the bad news.
Bertolt Brecht : 9492 : Brecht, Bertolt



Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art.
Marjorie Barstow Breenbie : 3781 : Breenbie, Marjorie Barstow



Sometimes all you need is just for somebody to believe in you in order to be able to accomplish maybe what you never thought you could.
Drew Brees : 12698 : Brees, Drew



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 : 3817 : Brenan, Gerald



Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is so say, their own ideas and other people's values.
Gerald Brenan : 10669 : Brenan, Gerald



A vegetarian is a person who won't eat anything that can have children.
David Brenner : 3350 : Brenner, David



Misers aren't fun to live with, but they make wonderful ancestors.
David Brenner : 11396 : Brenner, David



As a reporter, I like to keep in the middle and be disliked by both sides.
Jimmy Breslin : 2622 : Breslin, Jimmy



Rage is the only quality which has kept me, or anybody I have ever studied, writing columns for newspapers.
Jimmy Breslin : 9894 : Breslin, Jimmy



Media, the plural of mediocrity.
Jimmy Breslin : 12082 : Breslin, Jimmy



An old thing becomes new if you detach it from what usually surrounds it.
Robert Bresson : 6469 : Bresson, Robert



When you do not know what you are doing and what you are doing is the best - that is inspiration.
Robert Bresson : 8663 : Bresson, Robert



All my life, my heart has yearned for a thing I cannot name.
Andre Breton : 8458 : Breton, Andre



We've become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
Regina Brett : 11825 : Brett, Regina



If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.
Regina Brett : 12358 : Brett, Regina



Diligence is that energy and industry which we show when we do what we like.
E. C. Brewer : 3834 : Brewer, E. C.



Judgment is more than skill. It sets forth on intellectual seas beyond the shores of hard, indisputable, factual information.
Kingman Brewster : 10690 : Brewster, Kingman



Memory is the storehouse in which the substance of our knowledge is treasured up.
Charles Bridges : 12170 : Bridges, Charles



I know that if odor were visible, as color is, I'd see the summer garden in rainbow clouds.
Robert Bridges : 4830 : Bridges, Robert



Conduct lies in masterful administration of the unforeseen.
Robert Bridges : 10546 : Bridges, Robert



Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.
William Bridges : 9338 : Bridges, William



There is no adequate defense, except stupidity, against the impact of a new idea.
Percy Williams Bridgman : 8005 : Bridgman, Percy Williams



Animals feed; man eats. Only the man of intellect knows how to eat.
Brillat-Savarin : 286 : Brillat-Savarin



I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
Ashleigh Brilliant : 183 : Brilliant, Ashleigh



My life has a superb cast, but I cannot figure out the plot.
Ashleigh Brilliant : 184 : Brilliant, Ashleigh



No man is an island, but some of us are pretty long peninsulas.
Ashleigh Brilliant : 3609 : Brilliant, Ashleigh



It's not easy taking my problems one at a time when they refuse to get in line.
Ashleigh Brilliant : 4000 : Brilliant, Ashleigh



To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
Ashleigh Brilliant : 10767 : Brilliant, Ashleigh



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 : 3022 : Brinkley, Christie



A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.
David Brinkley : 5435 : Brinkley, David



To be constantly skeptical is to believe in doubt, which is after all a form of faith.
Crane Brinton : 8019 : Brinton, Crane



Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark: You know what you are doing, but nobody else does.
Steuart Henderson Britt : 11791 : Britt, Steuart Henderson



The horse is a companion like a dog or cat and can go places a car cannot.
Debbie Britt-Hay : 10799 : Britt-Hay, Debbie



The vast majority of the mass of the universe seems to be missing.
William Broad : 4081 : Broad, William



Show me a guy who’s afraid to look bad, and I’ll show you a guy you can beat every time.
Lou Brock : 3270 : Brock, Lou



You can't be afraid to make errors! You can't be afraid to be naked before the crowd, because no one can ever master the game of baseball, or conquer it. You can only challenge it.
Lou Brock : 11494 : Brock, Lou



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 : 2694 : Broder, David



Statistics are human beings with the tears wiped off.
Paul Brodeur : 4857 : Brodeur, Paul



In Scotland we have a verdict "not proven." That means "not guilty, but don't do it again."
Andrew Brodie : 9420 : Brodie, Andrew



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 : 6282 : Brodie, Fawn M.



Housework is a breeze. Cooking is a pleasant diversion. Putting up a retaining wall is a lark. But teaching is like climbing a mountain.
Fawn M. Brodie : 8249 : Brodie, Fawn M.



There are worse crimes than burning books. One of them is not reading them.
Joseph Brodsky, at a press conference, Washington, D.C. : 10707 : Brodsky, Joseph



No matter under what circumstances you leave it, home does not cease to be home. No matter how you lived there - well or poorly.
Joseph Brodsky : 11227 : Brodsky, Joseph



The world can only be grasped by action, not by contemplation. The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Jacob Bronowski : 2762 : Bronowski, Jacob



The wish to hurt, the momentary intoxication with pain, is the loophole through which the pervert climbs into the minds of ordinary men.
Jacob Bronowski : 7570 : Bronowski, Jacob



Man masters nature not by force but by understanding. This is why science has succeeded where magic failed: because it has looked for no spell to cast over nature.
Jacob Bronowski : 9631 : Bronowski, Jacob



Whether our work is art or science or the daily work of society, it is only the form in which we explore our experience which is different.
Jacob Bronowski : 10412 : Bronowski, Jacob



I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Charlotte Bronte : 6150 : Bronte, Charlotte



A memory without a blot of contamination must be an exquisite treasure, an inexhaustible source of pure refreshment.
Charlotte Bronte : 10034 : Bronte, Charlotte



No mockery in the world ever sounds to me as hollow as that of being told to cultivate happiness. Happiness is not a potato, to be planted in mold, and tilled with manure.
Charlotte Bronte : 10639 : Bronte, Charlotte



Life appears to me too short to be spent in nursing animosity or registering wrongs.
Charlotte Bronte : 11951 : Bronte, Charlotte



I am no bird; and no net ensnares me; I am a free human being with an independent will.
Charlotte Bronte : 12273 : Bronte, Charlotte



Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.
Emily Bronte : 9874 : Bronte, Emily



It's not the winning that teaches you how to be resilient. It's the setback. It's the loss.
Beth Brooke : 11455 : Brooke, Beth



A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke : 7486 : Brooke, Rupert



Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night.
Rupert Brooke : 10158 : Brooke, Rupert



Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman : 11780 : Brookman, Adele



Egotism is the anesthetic given by a kindly nature to relieve the pain of being a damned fool.
Bellamy Brooks : 3172 : Brooks, Bellamy



Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment.
Fred Brooks : 7464 : Brooks, Fred



Some of God's greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.
Garth Brooks : 4142 : Brooks, Garth



With melted opals for my milk, Pearl-leaf for my cracker.
Gwendolyn Brooks : 4404 : Brooks, Gwendolyn



Directing is preventing the bad picture from happening, rather than making the good movie.
James L. Brooks : 8679 : Brooks, James L.



Hope for the best. Expect the worst. Life is a play. We're unrehearsed.
Mel Brooks : 1295 : Brooks, Mel



I have always been a huge admirer of my own work. I'm one of the funniest and most entertaining writers I know.
Mel Brooks : 8643 : Brooks, Mel



As long as the world is turning, we're going to be dizzy.
Mel Brooks : 10154 : Brooks, Mel



My Uncle Joe was a philosopher, very deep, very serious. Never eat chocolate after chicken, he'd tell us, wagging his finger. Don't buy a cardboard belt.
Mel Brooks : 10660 : Brooks, Mel



It is almost as presumptuous to think you can do nothing as to think you can do everything.
Phillips Brooks : 5031 : Brooks, Phillips



Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Phillips Brooks : 9146 : Brooks, Phillips



Charity should begin at home, but should not stay there.
Phillips Brooks : 9326 : Brooks, Phillips



Emerson advised his fellow townsmen to manufacture schoolteachers and make them the best in the world.
Van Wyck Brooks : 3689 : Brooks, Van Wyck



Joe Garagiola is considered a humorist, like Mark Twain, who also came from Missouri. The resemblance is purely residential.
Jim Brosnan : 11921 : Brosnan, Jim



Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
Dr. Joyce Brothers : 3245 : Brothers, Dr. Joyce



Trust your hunches. They're usually based on facts filed away just below the conscious level.
Joyce Brothers : 4338 : Brothers, Dr. Joyce



Marriage is not just spiritual communion; It is also remembering to take out the trash.
Joyce Brothers : 5887 : Brothers, Dr. Joyce



Listening, not imitation, may be the sheerest form of flattery.
Joyce Brothers : 6485 : Brothers, Dr. Joyce



A strong, positive self-image is the best possible preparation for success.
Joyce Brothers : 12209 : Brothers, Dr. Joyce



My riches consist not in the extent of my possessions but in the fewness of my needs.
Brotherton : 287 : Brotherton



Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive, easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
Henry Brougham : 6361 : Brougham, Henry



Loving kindness, warm hearts and the stretched out hand of tolerance. All the shining gifts that make peace on earth.
Bishop Henry Brougham ("The Bishop's Wife") : 10911 : Brougham, Henry



All there is to be said for work as opposed to dancing is that it is so much easier.
Heywood Broun : 9772 : Broun, Heywood



Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steaks to a tiger, the tiger will become a vegetarian.
Heywood Broun : 10068 : Broun, Heywood



Almost nobody means precisely what he says when he makes the declaration, "I'm in favor of free speech."
Heywood Broun : 871 : Broun, Heywood Hale



Repartee is what you wish you'd said.
Heywood Broun : 2652 : Broun, Heywood Hale



Being a well-dressed man is a career, and he who goes in for it has no time for anything else.
Heywood Broun : 3200 : Broun, Heywood Hale



The urge to gamble is so universal and its practice so pleasurable that I assume it must be evil.
Heywood Broun : 3839 : Broun, Heywood Hale



The underdog can and will lick his weight in the wildcats of the world.
Heywood Broun : 4429 : Broun, Heywood Hale



Brotherhood is not just a bible word. Out of comradeship can come and will come the happy life for all.
Heywood Broun : 5609 : Broun, Heywood Hale



Sports do not build character. They reveal it.
Heywood Hale Broun : 8086 : Broun, Heywood Hale



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 : 3890 : Brower, Charlie



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 : 5648 : Brown, A. Whitney



Our bombs are smarter than the average high school student. At least they can find Kuwait.
A. Whitney Brown : 5703 : Brown, A. Whitney



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 : 6253 : Brown, A. Whitney



That is the saving grace of humor, if you fail, no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown : 12262 : Brown, A. Whitney



The past actually happened but history is only what someone wrote down.
A. Whitney Brown : 12292 : Brown, A. Whitney



Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.
Brene Brown : 12443 : Brown, Brene



There must be millions of people all over the world who never get any love letters - I could be their leader.
Charlie Brown : 7126 : Brown, Charlie



Journalism could be described as turning one's enemies into money.
Craig Brown : 10820 : Brown, Craig



The only reason you were born was to be better than your parents and to make this world better for your children.
Drew Brown : 8295 : Brown, Drew



Spy and the world spies with you; get caught and you're on your own.
G. Brown : 651 : Brown, G.



Opportunity dances with those who are already on the dance floor.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. : 7133 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Live so that when your children think of fairness, caring and integrity, they think of you.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. : 7155 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Sometimes the heart sees what is invisible to the eye.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : 9869 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Be smarter than other people, just don't tell them so.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : 10136 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. : 10284 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



When you are angry or frustrated, what comes out? Whatever it is, it's a good indication of what you're made of.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr. : 10446 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



My mother said, "No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs you back."
H. Jackson Brown : 12186 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
H. Jackson Brown : 12375 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



The person with big dreams is more powerful than the one with all the facts.
H. Jackson Brown Jr. : 12719 : Brown, H. Jackson, Jr.



Time is God's way to keep everything from happening at once.
James Brown : 3613 : Brown, James



The insatiable appetite for campaign dollars virtually has turned the government into a stop-and-shop for every greed and special interest in the country.
Jerry Brown : 9648 : Brown, Jerry



How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington D. C. as a city that goes around in circles.
John Mason Brown : 1009 : Brown, John Mason



Reasoning with a child is fine, If you can reach the child's reason without destroying your own.
John Mason Brown : 5254 : Brown, John Mason



You cannot be wimpy out there on the dream-seeking trail. Dare to break through barriers, to find your own path.
Les Brown : 7956 : Brown, Les



Character may be manifested in the great moments, but it is made in the small ones.
Les Brown : 8716 : Brown, Les



Your goals are the road maps that guide you and show you what is possible for your life.
Les Brown : 9047 : Brown, Les



Review your goals twice every day in order to be focused on achieving them.
Les Brown : 9080 : Brown, Les



Life has no limitations, except the ones you make.
Les Brown : 9120 : Brown, Les



Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Les Brown : 10182 : Brown, Les



When life knocks you down, try to fall on your back because if you can look up, you can get up.
Les Brown : 10764 : Brown, Les



Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears.
Les Brown : 12374 : Brown, Les



You know you're old when you have lost all your marvels.
Merry Brown : 5424 : Brown, Merry



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 : 3876 : Brown, Pam



If your sister is in a tearing hurry to go out and cannot catch your eye, she's wearing your best sweater.
Pam Brown : 4694 : Brown, Pam



When a man throws an empty cigarette package from an automobile, he is liable to a fine of fifty bucks. When a man throws a billboard across a view, he is richly rewarded.
Pat Brown : 11504 : Brown, Pat



Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda, and entertainment without moral passion is television.
Rita Mae Brown : 1529 : Brown, Rita Mae



Once you know what women are like, men get kind of boring.
Rita Mae Brown : 2919 : Brown, Rita Mae



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 : 3005 : Brown, Rita Mae



You can't be truly rude until you understand good manners.
Rita Mae Brown : 3608 : Brown, Rita Mae



The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some form of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they are okay, then it's you.
Rita Mae Brown : 5718 : Brown, Rita Mae



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 : 5897 : Brown, Rita Mae



You sell a screenplay like you sell a car. If somebody drives it off a cliff, that's it.
Rita Mae Brown : 6176 : Brown, Rita Mae



A peacefulness follows any decision, even the wrong one.
Rita Mae Brown : 6497 : Brown, Rita Mae



About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown : 7205 : Brown, Rita Mae



Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Rita Mae Brown : 7707 : Brown, Rita Mae



The only person who listens to both sides of an argument is the fellow in the next apartment.
Ruth Brown : 2833 : Brown, Ruth



The blues itself knows no color line. It is about people learning how to go inside themselves and touch something. The blues is like vocal crying. It is a way for a man to cry with dignity.
Ruth Brown : 7185 : Brown, Ruth



Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Sam Brown : 3601 : Brown, Sam



It costs to be stupid. The stupider you are, the more it costs.
Sherrill Brown : 4841 : Brown, Sherrill



Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly until you learn to do it well.
Steve Brown : 8059 : Brown, Steve



A garden is a lovesome thing, God wot!
T. E. Brown : 10176 : Brown, T. E.



The sweetest sounds to mortals given; are heard in mother, home and heaven.
William Goldsmith Brown : 7410 : Brown, William Goldsmith



Character is the trademark of the trustworthy.
Merry Browne : 11683 : Browne, Merry



It is the common wonder of all men, how among so many millions of faces, there should be none alike
Thomas Browne : 3993 : Browne, Sir Thomas



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 : 5981 : Browne, Sir Thomas



But the iniquity of oblivion blindly scattereth her poppy, and deals with the memory of men without distinction to merit of perpetuity.
Sir Thomas Browne : 7568 : Browne, Sir Thomas



A man may be in as just possession of truth as a city, and yet be forced to surrender.
Sir Thomas Browne : 8009 : Browne, Sir Thomas



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 : 2415 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



What I do and what I dream include thee, as the wine must taste of its own grapes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 3165 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



Men get opinions as boys learn to spell, by reiteration chiefly.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 4075 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



Since when was genius found respectable?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 6131 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



Love me sweet, With all thou art, Feeling, thinking, seeing; Love me in the Lightest part, Love me in full Being.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 9686 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



You were made perfectly to be loved - and surely I have loved you, in the idea of you, my whole life long.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning : 11060 : Browning, Elizabeth Barrett



When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
Robert Browning : 6486 : Browning, Robert



Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.
Robert Browning : 10622 : Browning, Robert



Lied is a rough phrase; say he fell from truth.
Robert Browning : 10843 : Browning, Robert



All we have gained then by our unbelief! Is a life of doubt diversified by faith, For one of faith diversified by doubt; We called the chess-board white - we call it black.
Robert Browning : 11174 : Browning, Robert



The liberals can understand everything but people who don't understand them.
Lenny Bruce : 2883 : Bruce, Lenny



If people turn to look at you in the street, you are not well dressed.
Beau Brummel : 10922 : Brummel, Beau



You are more likely to act yourself into feelings, than feel yourself into action.
Jerome Brunner : 8694 : Brunner, Jerome



There's just something beautiful about walking in snow that nobody else has walked on.
Carol Rifka Brunt : 12658 : Brunt, Carol Rifka



New Yorkers are nice about giving street directions - in fact, they seem proud of knowing where they are themselves.
Katherine Brush : 4982 : Brush, Katherine



The most important thing is to try and inspire people so that they can be great in whatever they want to do.
Kobe Bryant : 11400 : Bryant, Kobe



Weep not that the world changes - did it keep a stable, changeless state, it were cause indeed to weep.
William Cullen Bryant : 6341 : Bryant, William Cullen



Medicine: the only profession that labors incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence.
James Bryce : 920 : Bryce, James



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 : 4599 : Bryce, James



The worth of a book is to be measured by what you can carry away from it.
James Bryce : 11141 : Bryce, James



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 : 3439 : Bryson, Bill



It is the mistake of youth to think imagination a substitute for experience; it is the mistake of age to think experience a substitute for intelligence.
Lyman Bryson : 7550 : Bryson, Lyman



True ecstasy hails neither from spirit nor from nature, but from the union of these two.
Martin Buber : 2445 : Buber, Martin



The real struggle is not between East and West, or capitalism and communism, but between education and propaganda.
Martin Buber : 5221 : Buber, Martin



Solitude is the place of purification.
Martin Buber : 7398 : Buber, Martin



The charm of fishing is that it is the pursuit of what is elusive but attainable, a perpetual series of occasions for hope.
John Buchan : 8531 : Buchan, John



The hasty reformer who does not remember the past will find himself condemned to repeat it.
John Buchan : 12457 : Buchan, John



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 : 518 : Buchanan, Edna



True friends are those who really know you but love you anyway.
Edna Buchanan : 519 : Buchanan, Edna



There is enough in the world for everyone's need, but not enough for everyone's greed.
Frank Buchman : 2805 : Buchman, Frank



Whether it's the best of times or the worst of times, it's the only time we've got.
Art Buchwald : 4366 : Buchwald, Art



This is not an easy time for humorists because the government is far funnier than we are.
Art Buchwald : 10501 : Buchwald, Art



I always wanted to get into politics, but I was never light enough to make the team.
Art Buchwald : 12008 : Buchwald, Art



It is indeed exasperating to have a memory that begins too young and continues too long.
Pearl Buck : 2495 : Buck, Pearl S.



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 : 2712 : Buck, Pearl S.



Perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.
Pearl S. Buck : 6711 : Buck, Pearl S.



One faces the future with one's past.
Pearl S. Buck : 8406 : Buck, Pearl S.



Sorrow fully accepted brings its own gifts. For there is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness.
Pearl S. Buck : 9609 : Buck, Pearl S.



The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible - and achieve it, generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck : 10427 : Buck, Pearl S.



Inside myself is a place where I live all alone and that is where you renew your springs that never dry up.
Pearl S. Buck : 12726 : Buck, Pearl S.



Husbands are awkward things to deal with; even keeping them in hot water will not make them tender.
Mary Buckley : 10921 : Buckley, Mary



All civilized men want peace. And all truly civilized men must despise pacifism.
William F. Buckley : 1902 : Buckley, William F., Jr.



There is an inverse relationship between reliance on the state and self-reliance.
William F. Buckley, Jr. : 1903 : Buckley, William F., Jr.



The Beatles are not merely awful ... they are so unbelievably horrible, so appallingly unmusical, so dogmatically insensitive to the magic of the art, that they qualify as crowned heads of antimusic.
William F. Buckley, Jr. : 7822 : Buckley, William F., Jr.



The academic community has in it the biggest concentration of alarmists, cranks, and extremists this side of the giggle house.
William F. Buckley, Jr. : 11900 : Buckley, William F., Jr.



Sound health is the greatest of gifts; contentedness, the greatest of riches; trust the greatest of qualities.
Buddha : 291 : Buddha



Times of luxury do not last long, but pass away very quickly; nothing in this world can be long enjoyed.
Buddha : 3754 : Buddha



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 : 3996 : Buddha



As a solid rock is not shaken by a strong gale, so wise persons remain unaffected by praise or censure.
Buddha : 4735 : Buddha



Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.
Buddha : 6844 : Buddha



Do not dwell in the past. Do not dream of the future. Concentrate the mind on the present moment.
Buddha : 7782 : Buddha



The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Buddha : 8203 : Buddha



If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change.
Buddha : 8355 : Buddha



Endurance is one of the most difficult disciplines, but it is to the one who endures that the final victory comes.
Buddha : 8646 : Buddha



There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.
Buddha : 10877 : Buddha



Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened.
Buddha : 10908 : Buddha



No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.
Buddha : 11834 : Buddha



Isn't it refreshing to know that just because we've always been a certain way, it doesn't mean we have to stay that way forever? Our beliefs are merely stories in our minds that we ourselves wrote long ago. Knowing that, don't you feel empowered to rewrit
Buddhist Boot Camp : 10267 : Buddhist Boot Camp



We elves try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns and syrup.
Buddy the elf in Elf : 10913 : Buddy



When you have gained a victory, do not push it too far.
Eustace Budgell : 7369 : Budgell, Eustace



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 : 4656 : Buechner, Frederick



It is as impossible for man to demonstrate the existence of God as it would be for even Sheriock Holmes to demonstrate the existence of Arthur Conan Doyle.
Frederick Buechner : 8214 : Buechner, Frederick



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 : 3396 : Buerk, Michael



Advertising - the driving force behind supply-and-demand economics: the stimulation of demand for useless products through the supply of misleading claims.
Chaz Bufe : 5643 : Bufe, Chaz



We're not the descendants of philosophers. We're the children of court jesters.
Jimmy Buffet : 12026 : Buffet, Jimmy



It didn't matter how big our house was; It mattered that there was love in it.
Peter Buffett : 11404 : Buffett, Peter



Wall street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway.
Warren Buffett : 1868 : Buffett, Warren



Investment must be rational. If you can't understand it, don't do it.
Warren Buffett : 2898 : Buffett, Warren



In the insurance business, there is no statute of limitations on stupidity.
Warren Buffett : 5100 : Buffett, Warren



Rule Number One: Never lose money. Rule Number Two: Never forget Rule Number One.
Warren Buffett : 8030 : Buffett, Warren



You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Warren Buffett : 10227 : Buffett, Warren



Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Warren Buffett : 11343 : Buffett, Warren



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 : 1344 : Bukharin, Nikolai



The difference between a Democracy and a Dictatorship is that in a Democracy you vote first and take orders later; in a Dictatorship you don't have to waste your time voting.
Charles Bukowski : 8195 : Bukowski, Charles



Show me a man who lives alone and has a perpetually clean kitchen, and eight times out of nine, I'll show you a man with detestable spiritual qualities.
Charles Bukowski : 8576 : Bukowski, Charles



Some people never go crazy. What truly horrible lives they must lead.
Charles Bukowski : 12130 : Bukowski, Charles



You must have the score (music) in your head, not your head in the score.
Hans von Bulow : 5557 : Bulow, Hans von



Truth makes on the ocean of nature no one track of light; Every eye, looking on, finds its own.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton : 12700 : Bulwer-Lyton, Edward George



Strike from mankind the principle of faith, and men would have no more history than a flock of sheep.
Bulwer : 292 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



A fool flatters himself; the wise man flatters the fool.
Bulwer-Lytton : 293 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Personal liberty is the paramount essential to human dignity and human happiness.
Bulwer-Lytton : 294 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Everyone who observes vigilantly and observes steadfastly grows unconsciously into genius.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 521 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



It is astonishing how little one feels poverty when he loves.
Baron Bulwer-Lytton : 2147 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton : 2594 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



The true spirit of conversation consists in building on another man's observation, not overturning it.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 3786 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Anger ventilated often hurries toward forgiveness; and concealed often hardens into revenge.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 3963 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



The cleverness of avarice is but the cunning of imbecility.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 4578 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Most people are brave only in the dangers to which they accustom themselves, either in imagination or practice.
Edward George Bulwer-Lytton : 7595 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



No author ever drew a character consistent to human nature, but he was forced to ascribe to it many inconsistencies.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 8613 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



The prudent person may direct a state, but it is the enthusiast who regenerates or ruins it.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton : 8653 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Love thou the rose, yet leave it on its stem.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton : 9164 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



Illness is one of those things which a man should resist on principle at the onset.
Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton : 9180 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don't. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 9994 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



When people have no other tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
Edward Bulwer-Lytton : 10954 : Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George



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 : 4614 : Bulwer-Lytton, Henry



We do not need, and indeed never will have, all the answers before we act. it is often only through taking action that we can discover some of them.
Charlotte Bunch : 11198 : Bunch, Charlotte



Nothing would disgust me more, morally, than winning an Oscar. Nothing in the world would make me accept it. I wouldn't have it in my home.
Luis Bunuel : 7575 : Bunuel, Luis



There was a man, though some did count him mad, the more he cast away, the more he had.
John Bunyan : 5320 : Bunyan, John



When you pray, rather let your heart be without words than your words without heart.
John Bunyan : 11313 : Bunyan, John



Dust is a protective coating for fine furniture.
Mario Burata : 8093 : Burata, Mario



Men should stop fighting among themselves and start fighting insects.
Luther Burbank : 2537 : Burbank, Luther



Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; They are sunshine, food and medicine for the soul.
Luther Burbank : 12553 : Burbank, Luther



Buckle up, and know that it's going to be a tremendous amount of work, but embrace it.
Tory Burch : 12551 : Burch, Tory



The English language is rather like a monster accordion, stretchable at the whim of the editor, compressible ad lib.
Robert Burchfield : 2316 : Burchfield, Robert



Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile.
Julie Burchill : 7768 : Burchill, Julie



Cooperation is the thorough conviction that nobody can get there unless everybody gets there.
Virginia Burden : 8672 : Burden, Virginia



There are two days in the week when I never worry: one is yesterday, the other is tomorrow.
Robert Burdette : 1537 : Burdette, Robert



You've got to create a dream. You've got to uphold the dream. If you can't, go back to the factory or go back to the desk.
Eric Burdon : 7927 : Burdon, Eric



Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone
Anthony Burgess : 158 : Burgess, Anthony



A work of fiction should be, for its author, a journey into the unknown, and the prose should convey the difficulties of the journey.
Anthony Burgess : 10006 : Burgess, Anthony



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 : 674 : Burgess, Gelett



When a person visits you, remember he's your guest; receive him very kindly, and be sure he has the best.
Gelett Burgess : 675 : Burgess, Gelett



A woman and a mouse, they carry a tale wherever they go.
Gelett Burgess : 8413 : Burgess, Gelett



If you stop and think about it, you'll realize that three out of four persons do not know exactly what they're doing a large part of the time.
Gelett Burgess : 8929 : Burgess, Gelett



It is much more comfortable to be mad and know it, than to be sane and have one's doubts.
G. B. Burgin : 9426 : Burgin, G. B.



If you want to say it with flowers, a single rose says: I'm cheap."
Delta Burke : 2085 : Burke, Delta



I wanted to be Miss America so bad. I didn't make it to the top ten and I'm listening to all the names ... and I thought, I bet if I ran down there and ripped the crown off her head, I'd get on Johnny Carson.
Delta Burke : 9934 : Burke, Delta



A state without the means of some change is without the means of its conservation.
Edmund Burke : 515 : Burke, Edmund



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 : 516 : Burke, Edmund



Manners are of more importance than laws. Upon them, in a great measure, the laws depend.
Edmund Burke : 1997 : Burke, Edmund



The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke : 2167 : Burke, Edmund



People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Edmund Burke : 2209 : Burke, Edmund



No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers of acting and reasoning as fear.
Edmund Burke : 2814 : Burke, Edmund



Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.
Edmund Burke : 3279 : Burke, Edmund



Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke : 5173 : Burke, Edmund



Whenever a separation is made between liberty and justice, neither, in my opinion, is safe.
Edmund Burke : 5368 : Burke, Edmund



Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
Edmund Burke : 6141 : Burke, Edmund



He that wrestles with us strengthens our nerves and sharpens our skill. Our antagonist is our helper.
Edmund Burke : 6960 : Burke, Edmund



In doing good, we are generally cold, and languid, and sluggish. But the works of malice and injustice are finished with a bold, masterly hand.
Edmund Burke : 7237 : Burke, Edmund



To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
Edmund Burke : 7469 : Burke, Edmund



Good order is the foundation of all things.
Edmund Burke : 8400 : Burke, Edmund



The elevation of the mind ought to be the principal end of all our studies.
Edmund Burke : 9073 : Burke, Edmund



An event has happened, upon which it is difficult to speak, and impossible to be silent.
Edmund Burke : 10082 : Burke, Edmund



All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.
Edmund Burke : 10114 : Burke, Edmund



The use of force alone is but temporary. It may subdue for a moment; but it does not remove the necessity of subduing again.
Edmund Burke : 11556 : Burke, Edmund



The husband who doesn't tell his wife everything probably reasons that what she doesn't know won't hurt him.
Leo Burke : 2469 : Burke, Leo



People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
Leo Burke : 9826 : Burke, Leo



Good instincts usually tell you what to do long before your head has figured it out.
Michael Burke : 5294 : Burke, Michael



We all get where we're going by circuitous journeys, and some of the setbacks are warranted.
Carol Burnett : 12613 : Burnett, Carol



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 : 6360 : Burnett, Leo



It's a delightful thing to think of perfection; but it's vastly more amusing to talk of errors and absurdities.
Fanny Burney : 3504 : Burney, Fanny



The cure of a romantic first flame is a better surety to subsequent discretion, than all the exhortations of all the fathers, and mothers, and guardians, and maiden aunts in the universe.
Fanny Burney : 10362 : Burney, Fanny



Make no little plans; they have no magic to stir men's blood. Make big plans, aim high in hope and work.
Daniel H. Burnham : 10466 : Burnham, Daniel H.



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 : 1677 : Burnham, Sophy



A warless world will come as men develop warless hearts.
Charles Wesley Burns : 4831 : Burns, Charles Wesley



Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
George Burns : 687 : Burns, George



There were twelve kids in my family, and my mother's idea of liberation was to get into the kitchen.
George Burns : 688 : Burns, George



You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old.
George Burns : 689 : Burns, George



When you stop giving and offering something to the rest of the world, it's time to turn out the lights.
George Burns : 690 : Burns, George



Too bad that all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
George Burns : 2526 : Burns, George



I should have been a country-western singer. After all, I'm older than most western countries.
George Burns : 4435 : Burns, George



I smoke cigars because at my age, if I don't have something to hang on to I might fall down.
George Burns : 4477 : Burns, George



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 : 4772 : Burns, George



When I went to school, I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
George Burns : 5389 : Burns, George



I'd rather be a failure at something I enjoy than be a success at something I hate.
George Burns : 5410 : Burns, George



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 : 6289 : Burns, George



Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxicabs and cutting hair.
George Burns : 10880 : Burns, George



Ignorance is when you don't know something and somebody finds it out.
Jethro Burns : 10301 : Burns, Jethro



I have seen the Mississippi. That is muddy water. I have seen the St. Lawrence. That is crystal water. But the Thames is liquid history.
John Burns : 7583 : Burns, John



Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn.
Robert Burns : 1538 : Burns, Robert



Those who think that composing a Scotch song is a trifling business - let them try.
Robert Burns : 9434 : Burns, Robert



Some parents get better children than they deserve.
Raymond Burr : 4115 : Burr, Raymond



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 : 3018 : Burritt, Elihu



A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
John Burroughs : 989 : Burroughs, John



The smallest deed is better than the greatest intention.
John Burroughs : 11014 : Burroughs, John



I go to books and to nature as a bee goes to the flower, for a nectar that I can make into my own honey.
John Burroughs : 11964 : Burroughs, John



Do not despise your own place and hour. Every place is under the stars, every place is the center of the world.
John Burroughs : 12417 : Burroughs, John



Kerouac opened a million coffee bars and sold a million pairs of Levis to both sexes. Woodstock rises from his pages.
William Burroughs : 6317 : Burroughs, William



I am an American and therefore what I do, however small, is of importance.
Struthers Burt : 5615 : Burt, Struthers



If there is a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.
Robert Burton : 1539 : Burton, Robert



A blow with a word strikes deeper than a blow with a sword.
Robert Burton : 2097 : Burton, Robert



One was never married, and that's his hell; another is, and that's his plague.
Robert Burton : 9789 : Burton, Robert



Cookery is become an art, a noble science; Cooks are gentlemen.
Robert Burton : 10279 : Burton, Robert



When the chips are not exactly down but just scattered about, you discover who your real friends are.
Richard Burton : 1520 : Burton, Sir Richard



Of all the vanities and fopperies, the vanity of high birth is the greatest. True nobility is derived from virtue, not from birth.
Sir Richard Burton : 10682 : Burton, Sir Richard



The gladdest moment in human life, methinks, is a departure into unknown lands.
Sir Richard Burton : 12405 : Burton, Sir Richard



Don't brood, get on with living and loving, you don't have forever.
Leo Buscaglia : 10879 : Buscaglia, Leo



A single rose can be my garden ... a single friend, my world.
Leo Buscaglia : 10881 : Buscaglia, Leo



Becoming a father is easy enough, but being one can be very rough.
Wilhelm Busch : 9523 : Busch, Wilhelm



Your success as a family, our success as a society, depends not on what happens at the White House, but on what happens inside your house.
Barbara Bush : 8591 : Bush, Barbara



Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow in my footsteps, and preside over the White House as the President's spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Bush : 8898 : Bush, Barbara



I married the first man I ever kissed. When I tell this to my children, they just about throw up.
Barbara Bush : 10256 : Bush, Barbara



I think togetherness is a very important ingredient to family life.
Barbara Bush : 12103 : Bush, Barbara



Giving peace a chance does not mean taking a chance on peace.
George Bush : 7065 : Bush, George



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 : 691 : Bush, George H. W.



I have opinions of my own - strong opinions - but I don't always agree with them.
George H. W. Bush : 9437 : Bush, George H. W.



Let the others have the charisma. I've got the class.
George H. W. Bush : 11367 : Bush, George H. W.



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 : 4611 : Bush, George W.



Chew before you swallow.
George W. Bush, about his passing out while eating a pretzel : 6742 : Bush, George W.



No matter how old you are and no matter what you do, you can never escape your mother.
George W. Bush : 6993 : Bush, George W.



I have a different vision of leadership. A leadership is someone who brings people together.
George W. Bush : 7309 : Bush, George W.



By being myself I will distinguish myself from my father, because we're two separately different people.
George W. Bush : 7625 : Bush, George W.



The peaceful transfer of authority is rare in history, yet common in our country. With a simple oath, we affirm old traditions and make new beginnings.
George W. Bush : 8193 : Bush, George W.



You know what's interesting about Washington? It's the kind of place where second-guessing has become second nature.
George W. Bush : 8934 : Bush, George W.



I'm not going to be the guy who promises something he can't deliver. I don't believe in "ready, fire, aim."
George W. Bush : 11268 : Bush, George W.



Once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.
Laura Bush : 11811 : Bush, Laura



Business is a good game - lots of competition and a minimum of rules. You keep score with money.
Nolan Bushnell : 10072 : Bushnell, Nolan



The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing should be taken too seriously.
Nicholas Murray Butler : 1339 : Butler, Nicholas Murray



Friendship is like money, easier made than kept.
Samuel Butler : 1603 : Butler, Samuel



The best liar is he who makes the smallest amount of lying go the longest way.
Samuel Butler : 1604 : Butler, Samuel



The body is but a pair of pincers set over a bellows and a stewpan, and the whole fixed upon stilts.
Samuel Butler : 1605 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 1606 : Butler, Samuel



If you follow reason far enough it always leads to conclusions that are contrary to reason.
Samuel Butler : 1607 : Butler, Samuel



Example is not only the best way of propagating an opinion, but it is the only way worth taking into account.
Samuel Butler : 1608 : Butler, Samuel



The man who lets himself be bored is even more contemptible than the bore.
Samuel Butler : 1609 : Butler, Samuel



To live is to love; all reason is against it; instinct is for it.
Samuel Butler : 2082 : Butler, Samuel



The lions would not eat Daniel; they would eat most anything but they drew the line at prophets.
Samuel Butler : 2145 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 2714 : Butler, Samuel



Life is like playing the violin in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
Samuel Butler : 3407 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 3441 : Butler, Samuel



The Ancient Mariner would not have taken so well if it had been called "The Old Sailor."
Samuel Butler : 4341 : Butler, Samuel



A definition is the enclosing of a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
Samuel Butler : 4392 : Butler, Samuel



All animals except man know that the principal business of life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler : 4452 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 4652 : Butler, Samuel



Though wisdom cannot be gotten with gold, still less can it be gotten without it.
Samuel Butler : 5063 : Butler, Samuel



An obstinate man does not hold opinions, but they hold him.
Samuel Butler : 5144 : Butler, Samuel



If the better part of valor is discretion, how much more is not discretion the better part of vice?
Samuel Butler : 6055 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 6347 : Butler, Samuel



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 : 6665 : Butler, Samuel



The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Samuel Butler : 8252 : Butler, Samuel



Most people have never learned that one of the main aims in life is to enjoy it.
Samuel Butler : 8487 : Butler, Samuel



America was too big to have been discovered all at one time. It would have been better for the graces if it had been discovered in pieces of about the size of France or Germany at a time.
Samuel Butler : 8880 : Butler, Samuel



Life is like music; It must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.
Samuel Butler : 10266 : Butler, Samuel



Imagination depends mainly on memory, but there is a small percentage of creation of something out of nothing with it. We can invent a trifle more than can be got at by mere combination of remembered things.
Samuel Butler : 10343 : Butler, Samuel



There is no permanent absolute unchangeable truth; what we should pursue is the most convenient arrangement of our ideas.
Samuel Butler : 11243 : Butler, Samuel



Let us be grateful to the mirror for revealing to us our appearance only.
Samuel Butler : 11790 : Butler, Samuel



Every man's work, whether it is literature or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler : 11914 : Butler, Samuel



Oaths are but words, and words but wind.
Samuel Butler : 12076 : Butler, Samuel



Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty - they merely move it from their faces into their hearts.
Martin Buxbaum : 4252 : Buxbaum, Martin



The fact is, nothing comes; at least, nothing good. All has to be fetched.
Charles Buxton : 2034 : Buxton, Charles



Silence is sometimes the severest criticism.
Charles Buxton : 2119 : Buxton, Charles



You have not fulfilled every duty unless you have fulfilled that of being cheerful and pleasant.
C. Buxton : 2812 : Buxton, Charles



Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work, body and soul.
Charles Buxton : 8947 : Buxton, Charles



A man doesn't begin to attain wisdom until he recognizes that he is no longer indispensable.
Richard E. Byrd : 6970 : Byrd, Richard E.



A library, a garden, a grove, a purling stream, are the innocent scenes that divert our leisure
William Byrd : 1899 : Byrd, William



There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
Robert Byrne : 12739 : Byrne, Robert



Science has not yet found a cure for the pun.
Robert Byrne : 12748 : Byrne, Robert



No hand can make the clock strike for me the hours that are passed.
Byron : 297 : Byron, Lord



Man's love is of man's life a part; it is woman's whole existence.
Byron : 298 : Byron, Lord



All is to be feared where all is to be lost.
Lord Byron : 2125 : Byron, Lord



Society is now one polish'd horde, formed of two might tribes, the bores and the bored.
Lord Byron : 2849 : Byron, Lord



It is to be hoped that, with all the modern improvements, a mode will be discovered of getting rid of bores.
Lord Byron : 4567 : Byron, Lord



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 : 4768 : Byron, Lord



It is the hour when from the boughs the nightingale's high note is heard.
Lord Byron : 6101 : Byron, Lord



I wish he would explain his explanation.
Lord Byron : 6170 : Byron, Lord



We are all selfish and I no more trust myself than others with a good motive.
Lord Byron : 6468 : Byron, Lord



All who would win joy must share it - Happiness was born a twin.
Lord Byron : 7139 : Byron, Lord



'Tis strange - but true, for truth is always strange, Stranger than fiction.
Lord Byron : 8052 : Byron, Lord



But what is Hope? Nothing but the paint on the face of Existence; the least touch of truth rubs it off, and then we see what a hollow-cheeked harlot we have got hold of.
Lord Byron : 8551 : Byron, Lord



As long as I retain my feeling and my passion for Nature, I can partly soften or subdue my other passions and resist or endure those of others.
Lord Byron : 8935 : Byron, Lord



Friendship may, and often does, grow into love, but love never subsides into friendship.
Lord Byron : 11047 : Byron, Lord



When one subtracts from life infancy - which is vegetation, sleep, eating and swilling, buttoning and unbuttoning - how much remains of downright existence? The summer of a dormouse.
Lord Byron : 11488 : Byron, Lord



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 : 2345 : Bywater, Michael



The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds, and the pessimist fears this is true.
James Branch Cabell : 919 : Cabell, James Branch



Virtue has always been conceived of as victorious resistance to one's vital desire.
James Branch Cabell : 3988 : Cabell, James Branch



I regret that I have but one life to live in San Francisco.
Herb Caen : 2639 : Caen, Herb



The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
Herb Caen : 12707 : Caen, Herb



Fortune, which has a great deal of power in other matters but especially in war, can bring about great changes in a situation through very slight forces.
Julius Caesar : 11888 : Caesar, Julius



The trouble with telling a good story is that it invariably reminds the other fellow of a dull one.
Sid Caesar : 4588 : Caesar, Sid



Comedy has to be based on truth. You take the truth and you put a little curlicue at the end.
Sid Caesar : 7753 : Caesar, Sid



The guy who invented the first wheel was an idiot. The guy who invented the other three, he was a genius.
Sid Caesar : 9004 : Caesar, Sid



I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
John Cage : 10254 : Cage, John



With me, a career was the simple matter of putting groceries on the table.
James Cagney : 5115 : Cagney, James



A song-and-dance man is what I am basically. I think dancing is a primal urge coming to life at the first moment we need to express joy.
James Cagney : 10005 : Cagney, James



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 : 1301 : Cahill, Michael C.



Mystery is a resource, like coal or gold, and its preservation is a fine thing.
Tim Cahill : 10929 : Cahill, Tim



Do something for the joy of doing it and pray you won't be punished.
Sammy Cahn : 1602 : Cahn, Sammy



The sins of the flesh have always been very attractive to me - all of them.
Michael Caine : 5089 : Caine, Michael



Our children are not going to be just "our children" - they are going to be other people's husbands and wives and the parents of our grandchildren.
Mary S. Calderone : 10397 : Calderone, Mary S.



The secret of negotiation is to harmonize the real interests of the parties concerned.
Francois de Calieres : 2613 : Calieres, Francois de



A happy childhood can't be cured. Mine'll hang around my neck like a rainbow, that's all, instead of a noose.
Hortense Calisher : 8981 : Calisher, Hortense



A lie can be halfway round the world before the truth has its boots on.
James Callaghan : 921 : Callaghan, James



I am prisoner of a gaudy and unlivable present, where all forms of human society have reached an extreme of their cycle and there is no imagining what new forms they may assume.
Italo Calvino : 7521 : Calvino, Italo



A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
Italo Calvino : 7961 : Calvino, Italo



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 : 3534 : Camara, Helder



It was long ago in my life as a simple reporter that I decided that facts must never get in the way of truth.
James Cameron : 9720 : Cameron, James



In order to have a real relationship with our creativity, we must take the time and care to cultivate it.
Julia Cameron : 10196 : Cameron, Julia



Love is the substance of all life. Everything is connected in love, absolutely everything.
Julia Cameron : 11015 : Cameron, Julia



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 : 4998 : Campanella, Roy



Quality isn't something that can be argued into an article or promised into it. It must be put there. If it isn't put there, the finest sales talk in the world won't act as a substitute.
C. G. Campbell : 7841 : Campbell, C. G.



Let me be a little kinder, let me be a little blinder to the faults of those around me.
Glenn Campbell : 3672 : Campbell, Glenn



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 : 1039 : Campbell, Joseph



Midlife is when you reach the top of the ladder only to discover it's leaning against the wrong wall.
Joseph Campbell : 8819 : Campbell, Joseph



Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.
Joseph Campbell : 10943 : Campbell, Joseph



Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.
Joseph Campbell : 11465 : Campbell, Joseph



Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.
Joseph Campbell : 12017 : Campbell, Joseph



I don't believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.
Joseph Campbell : 12253 : Campbell, Joseph



Tallulah Bankhead is always skating on thin ice. Everyone wants to be there when it breaks.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell : 1328 : Campbell, Mrs. Patrick



Wedlock: The deep, deep peace of the double bed after the hurly-burly of the chaise.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell : 7315 : Campbell, Mrs. Patrick



Golf is the only game in the world in which a precise knowledge of the rules can earn you a reputation for bad sportsmanship.
Patrick Campbell : 7257 : Campbell, Patrick



An intellectual is someone whose mind watches itself.
Albert Camus : 32 : Camus, Albert



You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having to ask any clear question.
Albert Camus : 33 : Camus, Albert



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 : 34 : Camus, Albert



I don't want to be a genius; I have enough problems just trying to be a man.
Albert Camus : 35 : Camus, Albert



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 : 2224 : Camus, Albert



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 : 2411 : Camus, Albert



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 : 2943 : Camus, Albert



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 : 5199 : Camus, Albert



It is indeed true that we live in tragic times, but too many people confuse tragedy with despair.
Albert Camus : 5304 : Camus, Albert



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 : 5576 : Camus, Albert



Whoever today speaks of human existence in terms of power, efficiency, and "historical tasks" is an actual or potential assassin.
Albert Camus : 5983 : Camus, Albert



There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus : 6230 : Camus, Albert



But what is happiness except the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads?
Albert Camus : 6872 : Camus, Albert



A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.
Albert Camus : 6881 : Camus, Albert



Absolute justice is achieved by the suppression of all contradiction: therefore it destroys freedom.
Albert Camus : 7986 : Camus, Albert



Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
Albert Camus : 8084 : Camus, Albert



If it is true that talent recreates life while genius has the additional gift of crowning it with myths, Melville is first and foremost a creator of myths.
Albert Camus : 8221 : Camus, Albert



Sometimes it is easier to see clearly into a liar than into a person telling the truth. Truth, like light, is blinding. Falsehood, on the other hand, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
Albert Camus : 8521 : Camus, Albert



Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better, whereas enslavement is a certainty of the worst.
Albert Camus : 8668 : Camus, Albert



Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.
Albert Camus : 8762 : Camus, Albert



A novel is never anything but a philosophy put into images.
Albert Camus : 9484 : Camus, Albert



Do not wait for the Last Judgment. It takes place every day.
Albert Camus : 10138 : Camus, Albert



Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep.
Albert Camus : 10253 : Camus, Albert



Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.
Albert Camus : 10303 : Camus, Albert



Real nobility is based on scorn, courage and profound indifference.
Albert Camus : 10982 : Camus, Albert



Too many have dispensed with generosity in order to practice charity.
Albert Camus : 11009 : Camus, Albert



As a remedy to life in society I would suggest the big city. Nowadays it is the only desert within our means.
Albert Camus : 11269 : Camus, Albert



Truth is mysterious, elusive, ever to be won anew. Liberty is dangerous, as hard to get along with as it is exciting.
Albert Camus : 11569 : Camus, Albert



Man is the only creature who refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus : 12060 : Camus, Albert



If you don't realize there is always somebody who knows how to do something better than you, then you don't give proper respect for others' talents.
Hortense Canady : 7881 : Canady, Hortense



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 : 4500 : Canby, Vincent



When you write down your life, every page should contain something no one has ever heard about.
Elias Canetti : 7306 : Canetti, Elias



All the things one has forgotten scream for help in dreams.
Elias Canetti : 7703 : Canetti, Elias



Of all the words in all languages I know, the greatest concentration is in the English word "I."
Elias Canetti : 8843 : Canetti, Elias



All the pessimists in world history are nothing against reality.
Elias Canetti : 9565 : Canetti, Elias



I would like to start from scratch. Where is scratch?
Elias Canetti : 12059 : Canetti, Elias



Some people think doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
Dorothy Canfield : 4916 : Canfield, Dorothy



When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep?
George Canning : 9895 : Canning, George



I know one star in Hollywood who hasn't been spoiled by success and that is Mickey Mouse.
Eddie Cantor : 501 : Cantor, Eddie



The two most common causes of divorce? Men and women.
Eddie Cantor : 502 : Cantor, Eddie



It takes twenty years to make an overnight success.
Eddie Cantor : 7715 : Cantor, Eddie



Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
Eddie Cantor : 11041 : Cantor, Eddie



There is one difference between a tax collector and a taxidermist - the taxidermist leaves the hide.
Mortimer Caplan : 11279 : Caplan, Mortimer



Many women are poor cooks only because their native greatness has been beaten down by ingratitude.
Robert Capon : 1540 : Capon, Robert



You can get much further with a kind word and a gun that you can get with a kind word alone.
Al Capone : 2847 : Capone, Al



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 : 1806 : Capote, Truman



Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
Truman Capote : 6127 : Capote, Truman



Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
Truman Capote : 7806 : Capote, Truman



The art of dealing with one's enemies is an art no less necessary than knowing how to appreciate one's friends.
Truman Capote : 9711 : Capote, Truman



Abstract Art: A product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp : 4901 : Capp, Al



Art is a product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered.
Al Capp : 9052 : Capp, Al



Make a blockbuster - you're the lion of the cocktail circuit. Make a bomb - you buy your own drinks.
Frank Capra : 8660 : Capra, Frank



I made mistakes in drama. I thought drama was when actors cried. But drama is when the audience cries.
Frank Capra : 9407 : Capra, Frank



We give them the love we can spare, the time we can spare. In return dogs have given us their absolute all. It is without a doubt the best deal man has ever made.
Roger Caras : 8560 : Caras, Roger



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 : 3873 : Card, Orson Scott



Metaphors have a way of holding the most truth in the least space.
Orson Scott Card : 12570 : Card, Orson Scott



If you're not English, you're a foreigner, so you must be sexy. It's an old British film cliche.
Claudia Cardinale : 389 : Cardinale, Claudia



Method is much, technique is much, but inspiration is even more.
Benjamin Cardozo : 7470 : Cardozo, Benjamin



Unaccompanied Bach is for me one of the severest hardships of the calling of musical critic. It is probably good, even jolly, to play, but to have to listen to it is worse than breaking stones.
Neville Cardus : 7181 : Cardus, Neville



I see my face in the mirror and go, "I'm a Halloween costume? That's what they think of me?"
Drew Carey : 5042 : Carey, Drew



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 : 5722 : Carey, Drew



The road winds up the hill to meet the height; Beyond the locust hedge it curves from sight - And yet no man would foolishly contend. That where he sees it not, it makes an end.
Emma Carleton : 7847 : Carleton, Emma



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 : 692 : Carlin, George



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 : 693 : Carlin, George



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 : 694 : Carlin, George



The reason they call it the American Dream is because you have to be asleep to believe it.
George Carlin : 1987 : Carlin, George



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 : 2184 : Carlin, George



I don't like to lose my bearings, so I keep them in the cabinet near my bed.
George Carlin : 3572 : Carlin, George



The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.
George Carlin : 4092 : Carlin, George



Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.
George Carlin : 5028 : Carlin, George



I enjoy chaos and disorder, and not just because they help me professionally.
George Carlin : 5087 : Carlin, George



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 : 5645 : Carlin, George



There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
George Carlin : 6713 : Carlin, George



As a matter of principle. I never attend the first annual anything.
George Carlin : 6762 : Carlin, George



If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen defrocked, doesn't it follow that electricians can be delighted, musicians denoted?
George Carlin : 6919 : Carlin, George



It is impossible to know accurately how you look in your sunglasses.
George Carlin : 7045 : Carlin, George



Scientists announced today that they have discovered a cure for apathy. However, they claim no one has shown the slightest interest in it.
George Carlin : 7245 : Carlin, George



I'm completely in favor of the separation of Church and State. My idea is that these two institutions screw us up enough on their own, so both of them together is certain death.
George Carlin : 8194 : Carlin, George



They keep saying you can't compare apples and oranges. I can. An apple is red and distinctly non-spherical; an orange is orange and nearly spherical. So, what's the big problem?
George Carlin : 8540 : Carlin, George



Sometimes, when I'm told to use my own discretion, if no one is looking I'll use someone else's. But I always put it back.
George Carlin : 8614 : Carlin, George



If it's true that our species is alone in the universe, then I'd have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.
George Carlin : 8937 : Carlin, George



The other night, I ate at a real nice family restaurant. Every table had an argument going.
George Carlin : 9756 : Carlin, George



I could mention plenty of things that contribute to violence. One is simply the condition of being violent; the predisposition. Everyone knows this is a cranky species.
George Carlin : 10382 : Carlin, George



The reason I talk to myself is because i'm the only one whose answers I accept.
George Carlin : 11122 : Carlin, George



Comedy is a socially acceptable form of hostility and aggression. That is what comics do, stand the world upside down.
George Carlin : 11564 : Carlin, George



I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away.
George Carlin : 11913 : Carlin, George



If people stand in a circle long enough, they'll eventually begin to dance.
George Carlin : 12167 : Carlin, George



Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that.
George Carlin : 12198 : Carlin, George



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 : 5917 : Carlisle, Belinda



TV cameras seem to add ten pounds to me. So I make it a point never to eat TV cameras.
Kitty Carlisle : 1111 : Carlisle, Kitty



Happiness is the result of my decision to be happy. There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way.
Richard Carlson : 9913 : Carlson, Richard



The trick is to be grateful when your mood is high and graceful when it is low.
Richard Carlson : 12332 : Carlson, Richard



Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure that there is one rascal less in the world.
Carlyle : 316 : Carlyle, Thomas



Thought works in silence, so does virtue. One might erect statues to silence.
Thomas Carlyle : 1769 : Carlyle, Thomas



Men do less than they ought, unless they do all that they can.
Thomas Carlyle : 1770 : Carlyle, Thomas



Oh, give us the man who sings at his work.
Thomas Carlyle : 2124 : Carlyle, Thomas



Our grand business undoubtedly is, not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle : 2327 : Carlyle, Thomas



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 : 2399 : Carlyle, Thomas



It is the heart always that sees, before the head can see.
Thomas Carlyle : 2916 : Carlyle, Thomas



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 : 3898 : Carlyle, Thomas



Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none.
Thomas Carlyle : 4560 : Carlyle, Thomas



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 : 4780 : Carlyle, Thomas



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 : 5195 : Carlyle, Thomas



If you are ever in doubt as to whether or not you should kiss a pretty girl, give her the benefit of the doubt.
Thomas Carlyle : 7613 : Carlyle, Thomas



The coldest word was once a glowing new metaphor.
Thomas Carlyle : 8088 : Carlyle, Thomas



Music is well-said to be the speech of angels.
Thomas Carlyle : 9842 : Carlyle, Thomas



A man lives by believing, not by debating and arguing about many things.
Thomas Carlyle : 10113 : Carlyle, Thomas



A "fact" merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
Bliss Carman : 7962 : Carman, Bliss



No amount of ability is of the slightest avail without honor.
Andrew Carnegie : 2065 : Carnegie, Andrew



People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
Andrew Carnegie : 3310 : Carnegie, Andrew



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 : 3379 : Carnegie, Andrew



As I grow older I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.
Andrew Carnegie : 4053 : Carnegie, Andrew



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 : 4607 : Carnegie, Andrew



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 : 4661 : Carnegie, Andrew



You cannot push a man up a ladder unless he is willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie : 5324 : Carnegie, Andrew



The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
Andrew Carnegie : 5519 : Carnegie, Andrew



Eight hours to work; Eight hours to play; Eight hours to sleep; seems the ideal division.
Andrew Carnegie : 6212 : Carnegie, Andrew



Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie : 6309 : Carnegie, Andrew



People who are unable to motivate themselves must be content with mediocrity, no matter how impressive their other talents.
Andrew Carnegie : 10950 : Carnegie, Andrew



No man will make a great leader who wants to do it all himself or get all the credit for doing it.
Andrew Carnegie : 11044 : Carnegie, Andrew



Those who would administer wisely must, indeed, be wise, for one of the serious obstacles to the improvement of our race is indiscriminate charity.
Andrew Carnegie : 11521 : Carnegie, Andrew



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 : 2238 : Carnegie, Dale



The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way.
Dale Carnegie : 3241 : Carnegie, Dale



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 : 4690 : Carnegie, Dale



The best things in life are yours, if you can appreciate yourself.
Dale Carnegie : 6191 : Carnegie, Dale



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 : 6337 : Carnegie, Dale



If you want to conquer fear, don't sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.
Dale Carnegie : 8153 : Carnegie, Dale



The ideas I stand for are not mine. I borrowed them from Socrates. I swiped them from Chesterfield. I stole them from Jesus. And I put them in a book. If you don't like their rules, whose would you use?
Dale Carnegie : 8169 : Carnegie, Dale



Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.
Dale Carnegie : 10001 : Carnegie, Dale



Flaming enthusiasm, backed up by horse sense and persistence, is the quality that most frequently makes for success.
Dale Carnegie : 10941 : Carnegie, Dale



We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon - instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.
Dale Carnegie : 11211 : Carnegie, Dale



Little acts of kindness, little words of love make our earth an Eden like heaven above.
Julia Carney : 5725 : Carney, Julia



Remember, if Christmas isn't found in your heart, you won't find it under the tree.
Charlotte Carpenter : 9916 : Carpenter, Charlotte



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 : 2225 : Carr, Edward Hallett



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 : 553 : Carr, Emily



Every day we have some weather, and yesterday was no exception.
John Carr : 11779 : Carr, John



All students are gifted; Some just open their packages earlier than others.
Michael Carr : 5288 : Carr, Michael



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 : 3009 : Carrel, Alexis



The difference between constructive criticism and destructive criticism is simple: any criticism you give is constructive; any criticism you get is destructive.
Jon Carroll : 5659 : Carroll, Jon



Curtsy while you're thinking what to say. It saves time.
Lewis Carroll : 1155 : Carroll, Lewis



They drew all manner of things – everything that begins with M, such as mousetraps, and the moon, and memory, and muchness.
Lewis Carroll : 3086 : Carroll, Lewis



Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.
Lewis Carroll : 6472 : Carroll, Lewis



If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.
Lewis Carroll : 6855 : Carroll, Lewis



Begin at the beginning ... and go on till you come to the end: Then stop.
Lewis Carroll : 7350 : Carroll, Lewis



Reeling and Writhing, of course, to begin with, the Mock Turtle replied, "and then the different branches of Arithmetic, Ambition, Distraction, Uglification, and Derision."
Lewis Carroll : 9271 : Carroll, Lewis



Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
Lewis Carroll : 10162 : Carroll, Lewis



If everybody minded their own business, the Duchess said in a hoarse growl, "the world would go round a deal faster than it does."
Lewis Carroll : 10679 : Carroll, Lewis



I said it very loud and clear; I went and shouted in his ear.
Lewis Carroll : 10826 : Carroll, Lewis



If you drink much from a bottle marked "POISON", it is almost certain to disagree with you sooner or later.
Lewis Carroll : 11793 : Carroll, Lewis



I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.
Lewis Carroll : 11843 : Carroll, Lewis



No experiment is ever a complete failure. It can always be used as a bad example.
Johnny Carson : 1027 : Carson, Johnny



If it weren't for Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor of television, we'd still be eating frozen radio dinners.
Johnny Carson : 2541 : Carson, Johnny



If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
Johnny Carson : 5734 : Carson, Johnny



Any time four New Yorkers get into a cab together without arguing, a bank robbery has taken place.
Johnny Carson : 8665 : Carson, Johnny



Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill.
Johnny Carson : 9009 : Carson, Johnny



The best things in life are free. And the cheesiest things in life are free with a paid subscription to "Sports Illustrated."
Johnny Carson : 9682 : Carson, Johnny



Mail your packages early so the post office can lose them in time for Christmas.
Johnny Carson : 9897 : Carson, Johnny



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 : 1484 : Carson, Rachel



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 : 5188 : Carson, Rachel



The "control of nature" is a phrase conceived in arrogance, born of the Neanderthal age of biology and the convenience of man.
Rachel Carson : 6003 : Carson, Rachel



In every outthrust headland, in every curving beach, in every grain of sand there is the story of the earth.
Rachel Carson : 6819 : Carson, Rachel



When we recognize that we don't have all the time in the world, we see our priorities most clearly.
Laura Carstensen : 10740 : Carstensen, Laura



But you have no silver linings without a cloud.
Angela Carter : 10570 : Carter, Angela



There are lots of things that you can brush under the carpet about yourself until you're faced with somebody whose needs won't be put off.
Angela Carter, on being a mother : 11192 : Carter, Angela



There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to give our children. One is roots; the other, wings.
Hodding Carter : 8305 : Carter, Hodding



The sheltering of upper-income children in private schools not only accelerates the deterioration of public education, it hides its consequences from precisely those people who could do something about it.
Hodding Carter : 8870 : Carter, Hodding



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 : 3447 : Carter, Jimmy



The experience of democracy is like the experience of life itself - always changing, infinite in its variety, sometimes turbulent and all the more valuable for having been tested by adversity.
Jimmy Carter : 8180 : Carter, Jimmy



America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense ... human rights invented America.
Jimmy Carter : 10078 : Carter, Jimmy



We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. They're the source of our strength.
Jimmy Carter : 11571 : Carter, Jimmy



Always remember the distinction between contribution and commitment. Take the matter of bacon and eggs. The chicken makes a contribution. The pig makes a commitment.
John Mack Carter : 9963 : Carter, John Mack



I wanted to give our community permission to dream, to plan for healthy air, healthy jobs, healthy children, and safe streets.
Majora Carter : 12731 : Carter, Majora



Public opinion is the last refuge of a politician without any opinion of his own.
Mark Bonham Carter : 1247 : Carter, Mark Bonham



First Ladies throughout our history have been expected to be adoring wives and perfect mothers.
Rosalyn Carter : 1576 : Carter, Rosalynn



Once you accept the fact that you're not perfect, then you develop some confidence.
Rosalynn Carter : 4762 : Carter, Rosalynn



A leader takes people where they want to go. A great leader takes people where they don't necessarily want to go but ought to be.
Rosalynn Carter : 10011 : Carter, Rosalynn



Do what you can to show you care about other people, and you will make our world a better place.
Rosalynn Carter : 10934 : Carter, Rosalynn



You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
Rosalynn Carter : 11850 : Carter, Rosalynn



The photograph itself doesn't interest me. I want only to capture a minute part of reality.
Henri Cartier-Bresson : 4804 : Cartier-Bresson, Henri



The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
Margaret Carty : 8724 : Carty, Margaret



Watermelon, it's a good fruit. You eat, you drink, you wash your face.
Enrico Caruso : 564 : Caruso, Enrico



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 : 6006 : Carver, George Washington



Nature is the greatest teacher and I learn from her best when others are asleep. In the still dark hours before sunrise God tells me of the plans I am to fulfill.
George Washington Carver : 8200 : Carver, George Washington



Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.
George Washington Carver : 10261 : Carver, George Washington



When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington Carver : 11940 : Carver, George Washington



There's nothing so kingly as kindness, and nothing so royal as truth.
Alice Cary : 12640 : Cary, Alice



It is the tragedy of the world that no one knows what he doesn't know; and the less a man knows, the more sure he is that he knows everything.
Joyce Cary : 10676 : Cary, Joyce



Love doesn't grow on trees like apples in Eden - it's something you have to make.
Joyce Cary : 12317 : Cary, Joyce



The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
Pablo Casals : 4824 : Casals, Pablo



The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
Pablo Casals : 10151 : Casals, Pablo



The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.
Pablo Casals : 10554 : Casals, Pablo



Poison put to sound - a brutalization of both life and art.
Pablo Casals, on rock-and-roll : 10801 : Casals, Pablo



It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless.
Giacomo Casanova : 10940 : Casanova, Giacomo



I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Casanova : 11891 : Casanova, Giacomo



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 : 5695 : Case, Christopher



Nightclubs are places where the tables are reserved and the guests aren't.
Frank Caspar : 6096 : Caspar, Frank



The biggest word in the language of business is not gross, but net.
Herbert Casson : 6227 : Casson, Herbert



The more parking spaces you provide, the more cars will come to fill them. It's like feeding pigeons.
Sir Hugh Casson : 1662 : Casson, Sir Hugh



The one big target for the crusaders was the tango. I suppose its opponents objected to the man bending the woman over backwards and peering into her eyes with a smoldering passionate look.
Irene Castle : 8879 : Castle, Irene



I would not vote for the mayor. It's not just because he didn't invite me to dinner, but because on my way into town from the airport there were such enormous potholes.
Fidel Castro : 7531 : Castro, Fidel



The Cuban movement is not a Communist movement. Its members are Roman Catholics, mostly.
Fidel Castro : 11620 : Castro, Fidel



I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do.
Willa Cather : 1891 : Cather, Willa



In this world people have to pay an extortionate price for any exceptional gift whatever.
Willa Cather : 1980 : Cather, Willa



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 : 2236 : Cather, Willa



Some memories are realities, and are better than anything that can ever happen to one again.
Willa Cather : 2443 : Cather, Willa



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 : 4177 : Cather, Willa



That is happiness: to be dissolved into something completely great.
Willa Cather : 6110 : Cather, Willa



To simplify is very nearly the whole of the higher artistic process, finding what conventions of form and what detail one can do without - and yet preserve the spirit of the whole.
Willa Cather : 8885 : Cather, Willa



I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather : 9924 : Cather, Willa



Where there is great love, there are always miracles.
Willa Cather : 10558 : Cather, Willa



The heart of another is a dark forest, always, no matter how close it has been to one's own.
Willa Cather : 12132 : Cather, Willa



The more a man knows, the more he forgives.
Catherine the Great : 11368 : Catherine the Great



To see men admitting that you are what you believe yourself to be, is one of the triumphs of existence.
Mary Catherwood : 10734 : Catherwood, Mary



The best way to keep good acts in memory is to refresh them with new.
Cato : 325 : Cato



The wise man does no wrong in changing his habits with the times.
Cato : 326 : Cato



We cannot control the evil tongues of others, but a good life enables us to disregard them.
Cato : 327 : Cato



Cessation of work is not accompanied by cessation of expenses.
Cato the Elder : 9096 : Cato the Elder



There are two kinds of restrictions upon human liberty - the restraint of law and that of custom. No written law has ever been more binding than unwritten custom supported by popular opinion.
Carrie Chapman Catt : 10351 : Catt, Carrie Chapman



Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings.
Bruce Catton : 9085 : Catton, Bruce



When I finished school I took one of those career aptitude tests and, based on my verbal ability score, they suggested I become a mime.
Tim Cavanagh : 10425 : Cavanagh, Tim



If your parents never had children, chances are you won't either.
Dick Cavett : 5699 : Cavett, Dick



The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
Camillo Di Cavour : 307 : Cavour, Camillo Di



A contemplative life has more the appearance of piety than any other; but the divine plan is to bring faith into activity and exercise.
Richard Cecil : 11540 : Cecil, Richard



Soldiers in peace are like chimneys in summer.
William Cecil : 10572 : Cecil, William



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 : 4680 : Celeste, Jim



I write my own quotes. Except this one. I obviously stole this from somebody really clever.
Brian Celio : 12542 : Celio, Brian



Good Manners: The noise you don't make when you're eating soup.
Bennett Cerf : 3848 : Cerf, Bennett



Every man was not born with a silver spoon in his mouth.
Cervantes : 330 : Cervantes, Miguel de



A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Cervantes : 331 : Cervantes, Miguel de



There is no greater folly in the world than for a man to despair.
Cervantes : 332 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Make it your business to know yourself, which is the most difficult lesson in the world.
Cervantes : 333 : Cervantes, Miguel de



By the street of by-and-by one arrives at the house of never.
Cervantes : 334 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Take care, your worship, those things over there are not giants but windmills.
Miguel Cervantes : 1306 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Delay always breeds danger, and to protract a great design is often to ruin it.
Miguel de Cervantes : 1995 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
Cervantes : 4138 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Those who play with cats must expect to be scratched.
Cervantes : 5157 : Cervantes, Miguel de



No man is more than another unless he does more than another.
Miguel De Cervantes : 5472 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Experience is the universal mother of sciences.
Miguel de Cervantes : 6504 : Cervantes, Miguel de



When the severity of the law is to be softened, let pity, not bribes, be the motive.
Miguel de Cervantes : 7320 : Cervantes, Miguel de



'Tis a dainty thing to command, though 'twere but a flock of sheep.
Miguel de Cervantes : 8053 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Absence, that is the common cure of love.
Cervantes : 10174 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.
Cervantes : 11851 : Cervantes, Miguel de



Whoever came up with ice fishing must have had the worst marriage on the planet.
Jeff Cesario : 12429 : Cesario, Jeff



I love mirrors. They let one pass through the surface of things.
Claude Chabrol : 9464 : Chabrol, Claude



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 : 2321 : Chagall, Marc



Art is the unceasing effort to compete with the beauty of flowers - and never succeeding.
Marc Chagall : 6066 : Chagall, Marc



All colors are the friends of their neighbors and the lovers of their opposites.
Marc Chagall : 9176 : Chagall, Marc



In my youth, poverty enriched me, but now I can afford wealth.
Marc Chagall : 9479 : Chagall, Marc



I work in whatever medium likes me at the moment.
Marc Chagall : 9887 : Chagall, Marc



No matter how dark the moment, love and hope are always possible.
George Chakiris : 12668 : Chakiris, George



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 : 2660 : Chakravarty, B. N.



The grand essentials of life are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for
Allan Chalmers : 1953 : Chalmers, Allan



In war, whichever side may call itself the victor, there are no winners, but all are losers.
Neville Chamberlain : 8313 : Chamberlain, Neville



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 : 4196 : Chambers, Oswald



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 : 4261 : Chambers, Oswald



Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
Nicolas Chamfort : 3964 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



Nowadays, those who love nature are accused of being romantic.
Chamfort : 5448 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



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 : 5984 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



Fortune, in order to come to me, must conform to certain conditions imposed on her by my character.
Chamfort : 7648 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



All passions exaggerate; and they are passions only because they do exaggerate.
Nicolas Chamfort : 9551 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



It must be admitted that there are some parts of the soul which we must entirely paralyze before we can live happily in this world.
Nicolas Chamfort : 10007 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



The most wasted day of all is that on which we have not laughed.
Sebastien-Roch Nicolas Chamfort : 10926 : Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas



A little drowsing cat is an image of perfect beatitude.
Champfleury : 4870 : Champfleury



Big results require big ambitions.
James Champy : 8106 : Champy, James



The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind, but the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
Chanakya : 11461 : Chanakya



Take away the newspaper and this country of ours would become a scene of chaos.
Harry Chandler : 5530 : Chandler, Harry



Opportunity does not knock; It presents itself when you beat down the door.
Kyle Chandler : 10225 : Chandler, Kyle



A smile appeared upon her face as if she'd taken it directly from her handbag and pinned it there.
Loma Chandler : 4034 : Chandler, Loma



The edges of the folded handkerchief in her breast pocket looked sharp enough to slice bread.
Raymond Chandler : 1508 : Chandler, Raymond



Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid.
Raymond Chandler : 2777 : Chandler, Raymond



It was a blonde. A blonde to make a bishop kick a hole in a stained-glass window.
Raymond Chandler : 4043 : Chandler, Raymond



If I'm going slow I'm in trouble. It means I'm pushing the words instead of being pulled by them.
Raymond Chandler : 6830 : Chandler, Raymond



A preoccupation with words for their own sake is fatal to good filmmaking. It's not what films are for.
Raymond Chandler : 9400 : Chandler, Raymond



Yes, I am exactly like the characters in my books. I am very tough and have been known to break a Vienna roll with my bare hands. I am very handsome, have a powerful physique, and change my shirt every Monday.
Raymond Chandler : 9930 : Chandler, Raymond



I am, by tradition and long study, a complete snob. Phillip Marlowe and I do not despise the upper classes because they take baths and have money; we despise them because they are phony.
Raymond Chandler : 10358 : Chandler, Raymond



Los Angeles is a city with the personality of a paper cup.
Raymond Chandler : 11357 : Chandler, Raymond



The dilemma of the critic has always been that if he knows enough to speak with authority, he knows too much to speak with detachment.
Raymond Chandler : 12749 : Chandler, Raymond



Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not. It is the opposite of vulgarity.
Coco Chanel : 395 : Chanel, Coco



How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
Coco Chanel : 3581 : Chanel, Coco



Youth is something very new: Twenty years ago no one mentioned it.
Coco Chanel : 6115 : Chanel, Coco



God knows I wanted love. But the moment I had to choose between the man I loved and my dresses, I chose the dresses.
Coco Chanel : 7280 : Chanel, Coco



There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time.
Coco Chanel : 8637 : Chanel, Coco



You ask if they were happy. This is not a characteristic of a European. To be contented - that's for the cows.
Coco Chanel : 8992 : Chanel, Coco



Fashion is made to become unfashionable.
Coco Chanel : 9505 : Chanel, Coco



He who does not enjoy his own company is usually right.
Coco Chanel : 10928 : Chanel, Coco



Fashion is architecture: It is a matter of proportions.
Coco Chanel : 11675 : Chanel, Coco



April is the month when the green returns to the lawn, the lilac, and the IRS.
Changing Times : 337 : Changing Times



Laughter is much more important than applause. Applause is almost a duty. Laughter is a reward.
Carol Channing : 6390 : Channing, Carol



A man in earnest finds means, or if he cannot find, creates them.
W. E. Channing : 1841 : Channing, William Ellery



The office of government is not to confer happiness, but to give men opportunity to work out happiness for themselves.
W. E. Channing : 1842 : Channing, William Ellery



He is to be educated not because he is to make shoes, nails and pins, but because he is a man.
William Ellery Channing : 2529 : Channing, William Ellery



No human being, man or woman, can act up to a sublime standard without giving offense.
W. E. Channing : 4535 : Channing, William Ellery



Undoubtedly a man is to labor to better his condition, but first to better himself.
William Channing : 5434 : Channing, William Ellery



The young soldier is taught as his first duty to obey his superior without consulting his conscience.
William Ellery Channing : 8290 : Channing, William Ellery



Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing : 12370 : Channing, William Ellery



Have you ever noticed that life consists mostly of interruptions, with occasional spells of rush work in between?
Buwei Yan Chao : 296 : Chao, Buwei Yan



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 : 2405 : Chapin, Edwin Hubbell



Never does the human soul appear so strong as when it forgoes revenge, and dares forgive an injury.
E. H. Chapin : 2616 : Chapin, Edwin Hubbell



Not armies, not nations, have advanced the race; but here and there, in the course of ages, an individual has stood up and cast his shadow over the world.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin : 7538 : Chapin, Edwin Hubbell



Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbell Chapin : 11033 : Chapin, Edwin Hubbell



Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
Roy Chapin, Jr. : 1582 : Chapin, Roy, Jr.



All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman, and a pretty girl.
Charlie Chaplin : 2867 : Chaplin, Charlie



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 : 5959 : Chaplin, Charlie



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 : 6913 : Chaplin, Charlie



Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
Charlie Chaplin : 10245 : Chaplin, Charlie



Hair is vitally personal to children. They weep vigorously when it is cut for the first time; No matter how it grows, bushy, straight or curly, they feel they are being shorn of a part of their personality.
Charlie Chaplin : 10626 : Chaplin, Charlie



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 : 2975 : Chapman, John Jay



So long as there is any subject which men may not freely discuss, they are timid upon all subjects.
John Jay Chapman : 6370 : Chapman, John Jay



The flood of print has turned reading into a process of gulping rather than savoring.
Warren Chappell : 9548 : Chappell, Warren



Science is wonderfully equipped to answer the question "how?," but it gets terribly confused when you ask the question "why?"
Erwin Chargaff : 8958 : Chargaff, Erwin



To know how to say what others only know how to think is what makes men poets or sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers - or both.
Elizabeth Charles : 8535 : Charles, Elizabeth



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 : 1507 : Charles, Ray



Little comfort can be sucked from a perhaps.
Stephen Charnock : 5159 : Charnock, Stephen



He who receives a benefit should never forget it; he who bestows should never remember it.
Pierre Charron : 1462 : Charron, Pierre



Nothing is more dangerous than an idea, when you have only one idea.
Alain (Émile-Auguste Chartier) : 11668 : Chartier, Alain



Found a Society of Honest Men, and all the thieves will join it.
Alain (Emile-Auguste Chartier) : 11696 : Chartier, Alain



The obstinacy of human beings is exceeded only by the obstinacy of inanimate objects.
Alexander Chase : 3275 : Chase, Alexander



There are few successful adults who were not at first successful children.
Alexander Chase : 5093 : Chase, Alexander



The peak of tolerance is most readily achieved by those who are not burdened with convictions.
Alexander Chase : 8315 : Chase, Alexander



Fashion can be bought. Style one must possess.
Edna Woolman Chase : 12064 : Chase, Edna Woolman



Like building a house, travel always costs more than you estimate.
Ilka Chase : 2906 : Chase, Ilka



When he said we were trying to make a fool of him, I could only murmur that the Creator had beaten us to it.
Ilka Chase : 7626 : Chase, Ilka



The only people who never fail are those who never try.
Ilka Chase : 9111 : Chase, Ilka



America's best buy is a telephone call to the right man.
Ilka Chase : 10837 : Chase, Ilka



An original writer is not one who imitates nobody, but one whom nobody can imitate.
Viscount De Chateaubriand : 1833 : Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De



One is not superior merely because one sees the world as odious.
Chateaubriand : 3342 : Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De



The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others, but he who can be imitated by none.
Francois-Rene De Chateaubriand : 11016 : Chateaubriand, Francois-Rene De



Good and bad luck is a synonym, in the great majority of instances, for good and bad judgment.
John Chatfield : 9018 : Chatfield, John



In some cases, non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
Cesar Chaves : 335 : Chaves, Cesar



In the distance, the gestures of animals look human; the gestures of human beings bestial.
Malcolm De Chazal : 11795 : Chazal, Malcolm De



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 : 4685 : Cheever, John



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 : 5913 : Cheever, John



One must be a god to be able to tell successes from failures without making a mistake.
Anton Chekhov : 161 : Chekhov, Anton



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 : 162 : Chekhov, Anton



Love, friendship, respect do not unite people as much as common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov : 3589 : Chekhov, Anton



Medicine is my lawful wife and literature is my mistress. When I get tired of one I spend the night with the other.
Anton Chekhov : 7278 : Chekhov, Anton



Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
Anton Chekhov : 7777 : Chekhov, Anton



The Lord God has given us vast forests, immense fields, wide horizons; surely we ought to be giants, living in such a country as this.
Anton Chekhov : 11543 : Chekhov, Anton



People don't notice whether it's winter or summer when they're happy.
Anton Chekhov : 11788 : Chekhov, Anton



It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Dick Cheney : 10519 : Cheney, Dick



People tell me that Senator Edwards got picked for his good looks, his sex appeal, and his great hair. I say to them, "How do you think I got the job?"
Dick Cheney : 11881 : Cheney, Dick



All people are made alike. They are made of bones, flesh and dinners. Only the dinners are different.
Gertrude L. Cheney : 3832 : Cheney, Gertrude L.



If you can learn to love yourself and all the flaws, you can love other people so much better, and that makes you so happy.
Kristin Chenoweth : 12157 : Chenoweth, Kristin



The trouble with some women is they get all excited about nothing - and then they marry him.
Cher : 2015 : Cher



If grass can grow through cement, love can find you at every time in your life.
Cher : 3583 : Cher



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 : 6294 : Cher



They call me the Queen of the Newsstands. There are not enough hours in the day for me to do all the things they say I do, and with all the people they say I do them with.
Cher : 7537 : Cher



The truth is, I hardly ever see men I'm attracted to. Plus, there's the problem of being Cher. No man wants to be Mr. Cher.
Cher : 11572 : Cher



Capitalism requires people to be pious souls in the workplace, wily pagans at the cash register.
Ron Chernow : 1569 : Chernow, Ron



How sad that men would base an entire civilization on the principle of paternity, upon the legal ownership and presumed responsibility for children, and then never get to know their sons and daughters very well.
Phyllis Chesler : 10337 : Chesler, Phyllis



In scandal, as in robbery, the receiver is always as bad as the thief.
Earl Of Chesterfield : 494 : Chesterfield, Earl Of



Lay aside the best book whenever you can go into the best company; and depend upon it, you change for the better.
Lord Chesterfield : 1171 : Chesterfield, Lord



Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Lord Chesterfield : 1172 : Chesterfield, Lord



He who has the most friends and the fewest enemies is the strongest.
Lord Chesterfield : 1173 : Chesterfield, Lord



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 : 1174 : Chesterfield, Lord



Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
Lord Chesterfield : 1175 : Chesterfield, Lord



A wise man will live as much within his wit as within his income.
Lord Chesterfield : 1176 : Chesterfield, Lord



Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
Lord Chesterfield : 2108 : Chesterfield, Lord



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 : 2269 : Chesterfield, Lord



Abhor a knave and pity a fool in your heart, but let neither of them unnecessarily see that you do.
Lord Chesterfield : 2587 : Chesterfield, Lord



I recommend you take care of the minutes, for the hours will take care of themselves.
Lord Chesterfield : 3284 : Chesterfield, Lord



An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
Lord Chesterfield : 3325 : Chesterfield, Lord



A weak mind is like a microscope, which magnifies trifling things yet cannot receive giant ones.
Lord Chesterfield : 3790 : Chesterfield, Lord



Patience is a most necessary qualification for business; many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
Lord Chesterfield : 3942 : Chesterfield, Lord



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 : 4675 : Chesterfield, Lord



The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
Lord Chesterfield : 4730 : Chesterfield, Lord



Whoever is in a hurry shows that the thing he is about is too big for him.
Lord Chesterfield : 4815 : Chesterfield, Lord



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 : 5123 : Chesterfield, Lord



A man who cannot command his temper should not think of being a man of business.
Lord Chesterfield : 5480 : Chesterfield, Lord



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 : 6889 : Chesterfield, Lord



When you have found out the prevailing passion of any man, remember never to trust him where that passion is concerned.
Lord Chesterfield : 6916 : Chesterfield, Lord



Little, vicious minds abound with anger and revenge, and are incapable of feeling the pleasure of forgiving their enemies.
Lord Chesterfield : 7918 : Chesterfield, Lord



When one is learning, one should not think of play; and when one is at play, one should not think of learning.
Lord Chesterfield : 8631 : Chesterfield, Lord



Men, as well as women, are much oftener led by their hearts than by their understandings.
Lord Chesterfield : 8675 : Chesterfield, Lord



The less one has to do, the less time one finds to do it in.
Lord Chesterfield : 8747 : Chesterfield, Lord



If you have wit, use it to please and not to hurt; you may shine like the sun in the temperate zones without scorching.
Lord Chesterfield : 9688 : Chesterfield, Lord



Know the true value of time; snatch, seize, and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness, no laziness, no procrastination; never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.
Lord Chesterfield : 11495 : Chesterfield, Lord



Art, like morality, consists of drawing the line somewhere.
G. K. Chesterton : 661 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Honor is a luxury for aristocrats, but it is a necessity for hall porters.
G. K. Chesterton : 662 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Journalism largely consists in saying "Lord Jones Dead" to people who never knew that Lord Jones was alive.
G. K. Chesterton : 663 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



A vulgar man is always the most distinguished, for the very desire to be distinguished is vulgar.
G. K. Chesterton : 664 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The telescope makes the world smaller; it is only the microscope that makes it larger.
G. K. Chesterton : 665 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Do not free a camel of the burden of his hump. You may be freeing him from being a camel.
G. K. Chesterton : 666 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



There are no uninteresting things, only uninteresting people.
G. K. Chesterton : 667 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The only people who seem to have nothing to do with the education of the children are the parents.
G. K. Chesterton : 668 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Democracy means government by the uneducated, while aristocracy means government by the badly educated.
G. K. Chesterton : 669 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Tradition does not mean that the living are dead but that the dead are living.
Gilbert Chesterton : 730 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Thieves respect property. They merely wish the property to become their property that they may more perfectly respect it.
G. K. Chesterton : 2352 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



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 : 2570 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



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 : 3114 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Music with dinner is an insult to both the cook and violinist.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 3359 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



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 : 4216 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



There is a road from the eye to the heart that does not go through the intellect.
G.K. Chesterton : 4346 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Art consists of limitation. The most beautiful part of every picture is the frame.
G. K. Chesterton : 4829 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



I shall continue to praise the English climate till I die, even if I die of the English climate.
G. K. Chesterton : 5015 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Don't ever take a fence down until you know the reason it was put up.
G. K. Chesterton : 5416 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Children are innocent and love justice, while most adults are wicked and prefer mercy.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 6196 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Brave men are all vertebrates; they have their softness on the surface and their toughness in the middle.
G. K. Chesterton : 6359 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



What affects men sharply about a foreign nation is not so much finding or not finding familiar things; It is rather not finding them in the familiar place.
G. K. Chesterton : 7214 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Poets do not go mad; but chess-players do. Mathematicians go mad, and cashiers; but creative artists very seldom.
G. K. Chesterton : 7279 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



A woman uses her intelligence to find reasons to support her intuition.
G. K. Chesterton : 7456 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



There are no rules of architecture for a castle in the clouds.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 7492 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The true object of all human life is play. Earth is a task garden; heaven is a playground.
G. K. Chesterton : 7651 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Education is simply the soul of a society as it passes from one generation to another.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 7788 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton : 8610 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



It is better to speak wisdom foolishly like the saints than to speak folly wisely like the dean.
G. K. Chesterton : 8666 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



I've searched all the parks in all the cities and found no statues of committees.
G. K. Chesterton : 9050 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The reason angels can fly is because they take themselves lightly.
G. K. Chesterton : 9234 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
G. K. Chesterton : 9886 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Every act of will is an act of self-limitation. To desire action is to desire limitation. In that sense, every act is an act of self-sacrifice. When you choose anything, you reject everything else.
G. K. Chesterton : 9936 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Elderly people are often much more romantic than young people, and sometimes even more adventurous, having begun to realize how many things they do not know.
G. K. Chesterton : 9978 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The artistic temperament is a disease that afflicts amateurs.
G. K. Chesterton : 10134 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



My brother and I devoted all our boyhood to one long argument, unfortunately interrupted by meals, school, and work.
G. K. Chesterton : 10708 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.
G. K. Chesterton : 10952 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



People generally quarrel because they cannot argue.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 11005 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



All architecture is great architecture after sunset; Perhaps architecture is really a nocturnal art, like the art of fireworks.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 11055 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



There is a great deal of difference between an eager man who wants to read a book and a tired man who wants a book to read.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 11131 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



One sees great things from the valley; only small things from the peak.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 11453 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.
G. K. Chesterton : 11853 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The most incredible thing about miracles is that they happen.
Gilbert K. Chesterton : 12643 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference, which is an elegant name for ignorance.
G. K. Chesterton : 12667 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



The honest poor can sometimes forget poverty. The honest rich can never forget it.
G. K. Chesterton : 10930 : Chesterton, Gilbert K.



Enthusiasm is the greatest asset in the world. It beats money, power, and influence.
Henry Chestor : 8703 : Chestor, Henry



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 : 2775 : Chevalier, Maurice



Kissing is a custom in France. We kiss a man we haven't seen in five years - or a woman we haven't seen in five minutes.
Maurice Chevalier : 9359 : Chevalier, Maurice



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 : 2678 : Chief Seattle



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 : 4159 : Chief Seattle



Noodles are not only amusing but delicious.
Julia Child : 1073 : Child, Julia



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 : 2982 : Child, Julia



It's (food) so beautifully arranged on the plate - you know someone's fingers have been all over it.
Julia Child : 5378 : Child, Julia



Non-cooks think it's silly to invest two hours' work in two minutes' enjoyment; but if cooking is evanescent, so is the ballet.
Julia Child : 8270 : Child, Julia



The view of history that we get through the kitchen window is a more gentle view, not of war and politics, but of family and community and sharing.
Julia Child : 11205 : Child, Julia



Drama is very important in life: You have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.
Julia Child : 12414 : Child, Julia



An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
L. M. Child : 1116 : Child, Lydia M.



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 : 3868 : Child, Lydia M.



An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
Lydia M. Child : 8858 : Child, Lydia M.



Belief in oneself is one of the most important bricks in building any successful venture.
Lydia M. Child : 9463 : Child, Lydia M.



You find yourself refreshed by the presence of cheerful people. Why not make earnest effort to confer that pleasure on others? Half the battle is gained if you never allow yourself to say anything gloomy.
Lydia M. Child : 11481 : Child, Lydia M.



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 : 2700 : Childress, Alice



I was so mad you could have boiled a pot of water on my head.
Alice Childress : 7362 : Childress, Alice



I continue to create because writing is a labor of love and also an act of defiance, a way to light a candle in a gale wind.
Alice Childress : 8269 : Childress, Alice



I'm worried that the universe will soon need replacing. It's not holding a charge.
Edward Chilton : 10925 : Chilton, Edward



Service is the rent that you pay for room on this earth.
Shirley Chisholm : 2635 : Chisholm, Shirley



There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
Shirley Chisholm : 11510 : Chisholm, Shirley



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 : 4986 : Chittister, Joan



But goodness, how we lose our heads at the mention of a wedding! Especially the older women, who should know better. At the sound of the word, all basic standards of elegance fly to the wind.
Susan Chitty : 8528 : Chitty, Susan



If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all.
Noam Chomsky : 3995 : Chomsky, Noam



We were going to make "The Corsican Brothers" in Salzburg, but I said no. One really doesn't feel funny in Austria.
Tommy Chong : 11570 : Chong, Tommy



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 : 1078 : Chopin, Kate



The possibility of stepping into a higher plane is quite real for everyone. It requires no force or effort or sacrifice. It involves little more than changing our ideas about what is normal.
Deepak Chopra : 7835 : Chopra, Deepak



To think is to practice brain chemistry.
Deepak Chopra : 8101 : Chopra, Deepak



Happiness is a continuation of happenings which are not resisted.
Deepak Chopra : 8746 : Chopra, Deepak



There are no extra pieces in the universe. Everyone is here because he or she has a place to fill, and every piece must fit itself into the big jigsaw puzzle.
Deepak Chopra : 11511 : Chopra, Deepak



Surfing is like that. You are either vigorously cursing or else you are idiotically pleased with yourself.
Agatha Christie : 23 : Christie, Agatha



It was the kind of desperate, headlong, adolescent calf love that he should have experienced years ago and got over.
Agatha Christie : 2426 : Christie, Agatha



One of the oddest things in life, I think is the things one remembers.
Agatha Christie : 2870 : Christie, Agatha



There is something about conscious tact that is very irritating.
Agatha Christie : 7358 : Christie, Agatha



An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie : 7776 : Christie, Agatha



Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie : 8339 : Christie, Agatha



Crime is terribly revealing. Try and vary your methods as well; your taste, your habits, your attitude of mind, and your soul are revealed by your actions.
Agatha Christie : 8565 : Christie, Agatha



I have enjoyed greatly the second blooming ... suddenly you find - at the age of fifty, say - that a whole new life has opened before you.
Agatha Christie : 11042 : Christie, Agatha



Trains are wonderful. To travel by train is to see nature and human beings, towns and churches and rivers, in fact, to see life.
Agatha Christie : 11547 : Christie, Agatha



Sometimes you have to learn how to give the right answer to a wrong question.
Warren Christopher : 1869 : Christopher, Warren



No Santa Claus! Thank God, he lives and he lives forever.
Francis P. Church : 618 : Church, Francis P.



An awkward man never does justice to himself; to his intelligence, to his intentions, or to his actual merit. A fine person, or a beauteous face are in vain without the grace of deportment.
Charles Churchill : 11160 : Churchill, Charles



I shall never get used to not being the most beautiful woman in the room. It was an intoxication to sweep in and know every man had turned his head. It kept me in form.
Lady Randolph Churchill : 9952 : Churchill, Lady Randolph



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 : 1933 : Churchill, Sir Winston



The belief that security can be obtained by throwing a small state to the wolves is a fatal delusion.
Winston Churchill : 1934 : Churchill, Sir Winston



It is no use saying, "we are doing our best." you have got to succeed in doing what is necessary.
Winston Churchill : 1935 : Churchill, Sir Winston



In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used frequently to take my advice.
Winston Churchill : 1936 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Dictators ride to and fro upon tigers which they may not dismount and the tigers are getting hungry.
Winston Churchill : 1937 : Churchill, Sir Winston



My wife and I used to breakfast together. But we had to stop or our marriage would have been wrecked.
Winston Churchill : 1938 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 1939 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Houses are built of bricks, mortar and good will, not politics, prejudices and spite.
Winston Churchill : 2141 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 2291 : Churchill, Sir Winston



I am fond of pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals.
Winston Churchill : 2834 : Churchill, Sir Winston



I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Winston Churchill : 3456 : Churchill, Sir Winston



The greatest lesson in life is to know that even fools are right sometimes.
Winston Churchill : 3557 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Men occasionally stumble over the truth, most pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing has happened.
Winston Churchill : 3694 : Churchill, Sir Winston



I am always ready to learn, but I do not always like being taught.
Winston Churchill : 3850 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 3912 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Continuous efforts - not strength or intelligence - is the key to unlocking our potential.
Winston Churchill : 3984 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Success is going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
Winston Churchill : 4106 : Churchill, Sir Winston



There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.
Winston Churchill : 4340 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Never hold discussions with the monkey when the organ grinder is in the room.
Winston Churchill : 4785 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm. (paraphrased duplicate)
Sir Winston Churchill : 5654 : Churchill, Sir Winston



It's not good enough that we do our best; Sometimes we have to do what's required.
Sir Winston Churchill : 6194 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 6268 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 6279 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Without measureless and perpetual uncertainty, the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Winston Churchill : 6400 : Churchill, Sir Winston



The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.
Winston Churchill : 6567 : Churchill, Sir Winston



From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put.
Sir Winston Churchill : 6674 : Churchill, Sir Winston



An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill : 6725 : Churchill, Sir Winston



History will be kind to me for I intend to write it.
Sir Winston Churchill : 6778 : Churchill, Sir Winston



All great things are simple, and many can be expressed in single words: freedom, justice, honor, duty, mercy, hope.
Sir Winston Churchill : 6915 : Churchill, Sir Winston



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 : 6946 : Churchill, Sir Winston



The fulfillment of spiritual duty in our daily life is vital to our survival.
Winston Churchill : 7329 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Although prepared for martyrdom, I preferred that it be postponed.
Sir Winston Churchill : 7348 : Churchill, Sir Winston



I am certainly not one of those who need to be prodded. In fact, if anything, I am the prod.
Winston Churchill : 7405 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Life is a test and this world a place of trial. Always the problems - or it may be the same problem - will be presented to every generation in different forms.
Winston Churchill : 7533 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Democracy is the worst form of government except all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.
Winston Churchill : 7608 : Churchill, Sir Winston



We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Winston Churchill : 8122 : Churchill, Sir Winston



There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Winston Churchill : 8436 : Churchill, Sir Winston



My most brilliant achievement was my ability to persuade my wife to marry me.
Winston Churchill : 8825 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Out of intense complexities, intense simplicities emerge.
Winston Churchill : 8855 : Churchill, Sir Winston



A fanatic is one who can't change his mind and won't change the subject.
Winston Churchill : 9066 : Churchill, Sir Winston



During a long life I have had to eat my own words many times, and I have found it a very nourishing diet.
Winston Churchill : 9394 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Kites rise highest against the wind - not with it.
Winston Churchill : 9514 : Churchill, Sir Winston



The farther backward you can look, the farther forward you can see.
Winston Churchill : 9530 : Churchill, Sir Winston



He is a modest little man who has a good deal to be modest about.
Winston Churchill : 9809 : Churchill, Sir Winston



It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see.
Winston Churchill : 11035 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Haven't you learned yet that I put something more than whisky into my speeches.
Sir Winston Churchill : 11302 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen.
Winston Churchill : 11459 : Churchill, Sir Winston



Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose.
Winston Churchill : 11536 : Churchill, Winston



In the course of my life, I have often had to eat my words, and I must confess that I have always found it a wholesome diet.
Winston Churchill : 11736 : Churchill, Winston



Modem art is what happens when painters stop looking at girls and persuade themselves that they have a better idea.
John Ciardi : 4306 : Ciardi, John



The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
John Ciardi : 6423 : Ciardi, John



A good question is never answered. It is not a bolt to be tightened into place, but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed toward the hope of greening the landscape of ideas.
John Ciardi : 9953 : Ciardi, John



You don't have to suffer to be a poet; adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.
John Ciardi : 11063 : Ciardi, John



Old houses mended cost little less than new before they're ended.
Colley Cibber : 4838 : Cibber, Colley



Even the best pilots are willing to take advice from their passengers in bad weather.
Cicero : 379 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



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 : 380 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



No man who depends on the caprice of the ignorant rabble can be accounted great.
Cicero : 381 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



As if anything were so common as ignorance! The multitude of fools is a protection to the wise.
Cicero : 382 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Every man can tell how many goats or sheep he possesses, but not how many friends.
Cicero : 383 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellences and endowments of the human mind.
Cicero : 2588 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



What one has, one ought to use; and whatever he does, he should do with all his might.
Cicero : 2858 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



What I enjoy is not the fruits alone, but I also enjoy the soil itself, its nature and its power.
Cicero : 3191 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



It is the character of a brave and resolute man not to be ruffled by adversity and not to desert his post.
Cicero : 3448 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



The good of the people is the chief law.
Cicero : 3637 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
Cicero : 4074 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration.
Cicero : 4863 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



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 : 5085 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Let us not go over old ground; let us rather prepare for what is to come.
Cicero : 5356 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.
Cicero : 5438 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



In men of the highest character and noblest genius there is to be found an insatiable desire for honor, command, power, and glory.
Cicero : 6604 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



I will go further, and assert that nature without culture can often do more to deserve praise than culture without nature.
Cicero : 6631 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Cicero : 6795 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Natural ability without education has more often raised a man to glory and virtue than education without natural ability.
Cicero : 6932 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Let arms give place to the robe, and the laurel of the warriors yield to the tongue of the orator.
Cicero : 6982 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



A life of peace, purity, and refinement leads to a calm and untroubled old age.
Cicero : 7035 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



A happy life consists in tranquility of mind.
Cicero : 7394 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Never go to excess, but let moderation be your guide.
Cicero : 7721 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Cicero : 7745 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Justice consists in doing no injury to men; decency, in giving them no offense.
Cicero : 8361 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.
Cicero : 8390 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Virtue and decency are so nearly related that it is difficult to separate them from each other but in our imagination.
Cicero : 8638 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



No man can be brave who considers pain the greatest evil of life; or temperate, who regards pleasure as the highest good.
Cicero : 8978 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



If you have a garden and library, you have everything you need.
Cicero : 9220 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



It is not enough merely to possess virtue, as if it were art; it should be practiced.
Cicero : 9788 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Diseases of the soul are more dangerous and more numerous than those of the body.
Cicero : 10322 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life. With confidence, you have won even before you have started.
Cicero : 10951 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



The countenance is the portrait of the soul, and the eyes mark its intentions.
Marcus Tullius Cicero : 10975 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Every word that is unnecessary only pours over the side of a brimming mind.
Cicero : 11000 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



The authority of those who teach is often an obstacle to those who want to learn.
Cicero : 11065 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Everyone clings to the doctrine he has happened upon, as to a rock against which he has been thrown by a tempest.
Cicero : 11961 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Live as brave men; and if fortune is adverse, front its blows with brave hearts.
Cicero : 12036 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



Freedom is a possession of inestimable value.
Cicero : 12079 : Cicero, Marcus Tullius



A sudden silence in the middle of a conversation suddenly brings us back to essentials: it reveals how dearly we must pay for the invention of speech.
E. M. Cioran : 8575 : Cioran, E. M.



We had seen the light at the end of the tunnel, and it was out
John C. Clancy : 2546 : Clancy, John C.



The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
Tom Clancy : 1795 : Clancy, Tom



Economic advance is not the same thing as human progress.
John Clapham : 9227 : Clapham, John



We didn't really have a band with Cream. We rarely played as an ensemble; We were three virtuosos, all of us soloing all the time.
Eric Clapton : 7256 : Clapton, Eric



Only the very weak-minded refuse to be influenced by literature and poetry.
Cassandra Clare : 12144 : Clare, Cassandra



One must always be careful of books and what is inside them, for words have the power to change us.
Cassandra Clare : 12174 : Clare, Cassandra



You see, George, you've really had a wonderful life. Don't you see what a mistake it would be to just throw it away?
Clarence, The Angel in It's A Wonderful Life : 10914 : Clarence, The Angel



No man is so insignificant as to be sure his example can do no hurt.
Lord Clarendon : 1177 : Clarendon, Lord



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 : 2419 : Clark, Alan



Let us watch well our beginnings, and results will manage themselves.
Alexander Clark : 8736 : Clark, Alexander



We've got a name for sushi in Georgia - bait.
Blake Clark : 11374 : Clark, Blake



What a lot of people are saving for a rainy day is somebody else's umbrella.
Caroline Clark : 5422 : Clark, Caroline



It's hard to detect good luck – it looks so much like something you've earned.
Frank A. Clark : 2873 : Clark, Frank A.



Gossip needn't be false to be evil - there's a lot of truth that shouldn't be passed around.
Frank A. Clark : 4019 : Clark, Frank A.



If you can find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.
Frank A. Clark : 4038 : Clark, Frank A.



Maybe a person's time would be as well spent raising food as raising money to buy food.
Frank A. Clark : 4352 : Clark, Frank A.



We find comfort among those who agree with us, growth among those who don't.
Frank A. Clark : 8045 : Clark, Frank A.



Why not upset the apple cart? If you don't, the apples will rot anyway.
Frank A. Clark : 9145 : Clark, Frank A.



A lot of impulsive mistakes are made by people who simply aren't willing to stay bored a little while longer.
Frank A. Clark : 9390 : Clark, Frank A.



The only thing that continues to give us more for our money is a weighing machine.
George Clark : 695 : Clark, George



Science, for hundreds of years, has spanned the differences between cultures and between countries.
Laurel Clark : 12331 : Clark, Laurel



A right is not what someone gives you, it's what no one can take from you.
Ramsey Clark : 1504 : Clark, Ramsey



You've got to sing like you don't need the money. You've got to love like you'll never get hurt. You've got to dance like there's nobody watching. You've got to come from the heart, if you want it to work.
Susanna Clark : 7823 : Clark, Susanna



There is no such thing as chance or accident, the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
Adam Clarke : 15 : Clarke, Adam



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 : 2675 : Clarke, Arthur C.



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 : 4189 : Clarke, Arthur C.



The only way of finding the limits of the possible is by going beyond them into the impossible.
Arthur C. Clarke : 6381 : Clarke, Arthur C.



It has yet to be proved that intelligence has any survival value.
Arthur C. Clarke : 6482 : Clarke, Arthur C.



The intelligence of the planet is constant and the population is growing.
Arthur C. Clarke : 7025 : Clarke, Arthur C.



Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke : 7105 : Clarke, Arthur C.



How inappropriate to call this planet Earth when it is clearly Ocean.
Arthur C. Clarke : 8366 : Clarke, Arthur C.



Any smoothly functioning technology will have the appearance of magic.
Arthur C. Clarke : 10116 : Clarke, Arthur C.



And O! She was the Sunday, in every week.
Austin Clarke : 6166 : Clarke, Austin



A politician thinks of the next election; a statesman of the next generation.
J. F. Clarke : 900 : Clarke, J. F.



He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.
J. F. Clarke : 8692 : Clarke, J. F.



A word spoken is past recalling.
John Clarke : 7736 : Clarke, John



Better to be alone than in bad company.
John Clarke : 8408 : Clarke, John



The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered but that which is lived.
W. G. Clarke : 1843 : Clarke, W. G.



A successor is almost always deemed not as adequate as the incumbent, and that's almost always not true.
A. W. Clausen : 2757 : Clausen, A. W.



The treacherous, unexplored areas of the world are not in continents or the seas; they are in the hearts and minds of men.
Allen E. Claxton : 7921 : Claxton, Allen E.



The time will come when winter will ask you what you were doing all summer.
Henry Clay : 4399 : Clay, Henry



Political parties serve to keep each other in check, one keenly watching the other.
Henry Clay : 6456 : Clay, Henry



The Constitution of the United States was made not merely for the generation that then existed, but for posterity - unlimited, undefined, endless, perpetual posterity.
Henry Clay : 8208 : Clay, Henry



I would rather be right than be President.
Henry Clay : 12077 : Clay, Henry



Truth is that which serves the interests of a people. Two groups of people locked in combat cannot be expected to have the same truth.
Albert B. Cleage, Jr. : 10411 : Cleage, Albert B., Jr.



I don't think you have to teach people how to be human. I think you have to teach them how to stop being inhumane.
Eldridge Cleaver : 10451 : Cleaver, Eldridge



Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise, not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.
Mark A. Clement : 10672 : Clement, Mark A.



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 : 4205 : Clendening, Logan



We should render a service to a friend to bind him closer to us, and to an enemy in order to make a friend of him.
Cleobulus : 7291 : Cleobulus



The ship of democracy, which has weathered many storms, may sink through the mutiny of those aboard.
Grover Cleveland : 766 : Cleveland, Grover



He mocks the people who proposes that the Government shall protect the rich and that they in turn care for the laboring poor.
Grover Cleveland : 10689 : Cleveland, Grover



The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
Patricia Clifford : 8472 : Clifford, Patricia



We have a generation enslaving itself to drugs, young men and women doing to our race what slavery couldn't.
Lucille Clifton : 6349 : Clifton, Lucille



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 : 872 : Clinton, Hillary Rodham



There is no such thing as other people's children.
Hillary Rodham Clinton : 3617 : Clinton, Hillary Rodham



I could have stayed home and baked cookies and had teas. But what I decided was to fulfill my profession, which I entered before my husband was in public life.
Hillary Rodham Clinton : 10381 : Clinton, Hillary Rodham



Don't confuse having a career with having a life. They are not the same.
Hillary Rodham Clinton : 10788 : Clinton, Hillary Rodham



In every era, society must strike the right balance between the freedom businesses need to compete for a market share and to make profits and the preservation of family and community values.
Hillary Rodham Clinton : 11476 : Clinton, Hillary Rodham



There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right in America.
William J. Clinton : 7813 : Clinton, William J.



We must not let the Iron Curtain be replaced with a veil of indifference.
Bill Clinton : 10535 : Clinton, William J.



If we disagree and I think I'm right, I just go ahead and do what I think is right. And then Hillary tells me, "I told you so."
Bill Clinton : 11238 : Clinton, William J.



The bad news is our only child is going to college. The good news is it opens up another bedroom.
Bill Clinton : 6684 : Clinton, William J.



All great art comes from a sense of outrage.
Glenn Close : 4126 : Close, Glenn



Like a tall woman walking across the hayfield, The rain came slowly, dressed in crystal and the sun.
Elizabeth Coatsworth : 11959 : Coatsworth, Elizabeth



His face looked like a face that had refused to gel and was about to run down on his clothes.
Irvin S. Cobb : 3257 : Cobb, Irvin S.



If writers were good businessmen, they'd have too much sense to be writers.
Irvin S. Cobb : 3645 : Cobb, Irvin S.



As I understand it, sport is hard work for which you do not get paid.
Irvin S. Cobb : 8455 : Cobb, Irvin S.



It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap, that so much misery is caused in the world.
William Cobbett : 5005 : Cobbett, William



The past is never there when you try to go back. It exists, but only in memory. To pretend otherwise is to invite a mess.
Chris Cobbs : 9370 : Cobbs, Chris



A committee is a cul-de-sac down which ideas are lured and then quietly strangled.
Sir Barnett Cocks : 4017 : Cocks, Sir Barnett



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 : 948 : Cocteau, Jean



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 : 2420 : Cocteau, Jean



An artist cannot speak about his work any more than a plant can discuss horticulture.
Jean Cocteau : 2476 : Cocteau, Jean



When I wrote that Victor Hugo was a madman who thought he was Victor Hugo, I was not joking.
Jean Cocteau : 2819 : Cocteau, Jean



Silence moves faster when it's going backward.
Jean Cocteau : 4139 : Cocteau, Jean



Nothing ever gets anywhere. The earth keeps turning round and gets nowhere. The moment is the only thing that counts.
Jean Cocteau : 4269 : Cocteau, Jean



A true poet does not bother to be poetical. Nor does a nursery gardener scent his roses.
Jean Cocteau : 7409 : Cocteau, Jean



One of the characteristics of the dream is that nothing surprises us in it. With no regret, we agree to live in it with strangers, completely cut off from our habits and friends.
Jean Cocteau : 8196 : Cocteau, Jean



Children and lunatics cut the Gordian knot which the poet spends his life trying to untie.
Jean Cocteau : 9032 : Cocteau, Jean



I love cats because I love my home and after a while they become its visible soul.
Jean Cocteau : 9053 : Cocteau, Jean



The awful thing about getting old is that you stay young inside.
Jean Cocteau : 10135 : Cocteau, Jean



Emotion resulting from a work of art is only of value when it is not obtained by sentimental blackmail.
Jean Cocteau : 10480 : Cocteau, Jean



Cookbooks bear the same relation to real books that microwave food bears to your grandmother's.
Andrei Codrescu : 9413 : Codrescu, Andrei



Writing means sharing. It's part of the human condition to want to share things - thoughts ideas, opinions.
Paulo Coelho : 12125 : Coelho, Paulo



The only thing worse than an active conscience is one that's retroactive.
Harold Coffin : 9075 : Coffin, Harold



I don't care what you say about me, as long as you say something about me, and as long as you spell my name right.
George M. Cohan : 8976 : Cohan, George M.



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 : 1146 : Cohen, Leonard



Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash.
Leonard Cohen : 2451 : Cohen, Leonard



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 : 4784 : Cohen, Leonard



Nothing can so alienate a voter from the political system as backing a winning candidate.
Mark B. Cohen : 11067 : Cohen, Mark B.



To be celebrated is nothing. To be loved is everything.
Claudette Colbert : 2920 : Colbert, Claudette



It matters more what's in a woman's face than what's on it.
Claudette Colbert : 8374 : Colbert, Claudette



Why do grandparents and grandchildren get along so well? They have the same enemy - the mother.
Claudette Colbert : 11066 : Colbert, Claudette



A "new thinker," when studied closely, is merely a man who does not know what other people have thought.
Frank L. Colby : 620 : Colby, Frank L.



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 : 5204 : Colby, Frank Moore



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 : 5979 : Colby, Frank Moore



There are a lot of notes lying around on that old piano. I just pick at the ones I like.
Nat "King" Cole : 10497 : Cole, Nat "King"



Prose is words in their best order; poetry is the best words in the best order.
Charles Coleridge : 343 : Coleridge, Charles



She is not fair to outward view, as many maidens be; her loveliness I never knew, until she smiled on me.
Hartley Coleridge : 8297 : Coleridge, Hartley



The fruits of the tree of knowledge are various; he must be strong indeed who can digest all of them.
Mary Coleridge : 3365 : Coleridge, Mary



Solitude affects some people like wine; they must not take too much of it, for it flies to the head.
Mary Coleridge : 6954 : Coleridge, Mary



Work without hope draws nectar in a sieve, And hope without an object cannot live.
Samuel Coleridge : 8023 : Coleridge, Samuel



Poetry is certainly something more than good sense, but it must be good sense at all events, just as a palace is more than a house, but it must be a house.
Samuel Coleridge : 9641 : Coleridge, Samuel



Some men are like musical glasses; to produce their finest tones, you must keep them wet.
Samuel Coleridge : 1610 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



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 : 1625 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



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 : 1626 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 1627 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



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 : 1628 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



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 : 3366 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind
Samuel Coleridge : 4577 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



Poor little Foal of an oppressed race, I love the languid patience of thy face.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 8691 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



Common sense in an uncommon degree is what the world calls wisdom.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 9571 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



Contempt is egotism in ill humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 10581 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine to myself would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 11071 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



And in today already walks tomorrow.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge : 11372 : Coleridge, Samuel Taylor



My cat does not talk as respectfully to me as I do to her.
Colette : 7711 : Colette



I believe there are more urgent and honorable occupations than the incomparable waste of time we call suffering.
Colette : 9722 : Colette



As for an authentic villain, the real thing, the absolute, the artist, one rarely meets him even once in a lifetime. The ordinary bad hat is always in part a decent fellow.
Colette : 10644 : Colette



It is wise to apply the refined oil of politeness to the mechanism of friendship.
Colette : 11335 : Colette



To a poet, silence is an acceptable response, even a flattering one.
Colette : 12152 : Colette



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 : 2272 : Collaso, Joan Walton



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 : 962 : Collier, Jeremy



We must not let go manifest truths because we cannot answer all questions about them.
Jeremy Collier : 10504 : Collier, Jeremy



See things as you would have them be instead of as they are.
Robert Collier : 8751 : Collier, Robert



The mere fact that you have obstacles to overcome is in your favor.
Robert Collier : 9083 : Collier, Robert



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 : 1480 : Collingwood, R. G.



One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the huge gulf between how seriously we take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else.
Billy Collins : 8917 : Collins, Billy



If you want to be a writer, stop talking about it and sit down and write!.
Jackie Collins : 9072 : Collins, Jackie



Dynasty was the opportunity to take charge of my career rather than walking around like a library book waiting to be loaned out.
Joan Collins : 7587 : Collins, Joan



I've never yet met a man who could look after me. I don't need a husband. What I need is a wife.
Joan Collins : 8320 : Collins, Joan



To ask for advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
John Churton Collins : 5110 : Collins, John Churton



Always mistrust a subordinate who never finds fault with his superior.
John Churton Collins : 10964 : Collins, John Churton



What I am looking for is a blessing not in disguise.
Kitty O'Neill Collins : 5421 : Collins, Kitty O'Neill



The good teacher makes the poor student good, and the good student superior.
Marva Collins : 3769 : Collins, Marva



I knew I was alone in a way that no earthling has ever been before.
Michael Collins : 10816 : Collins, Michael



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 : 341 : Colton, Charles Caleb



None are so fond of secrets as those who do not keep them.
Charles Caleb Colton : 342 : Colton, Charles Caleb



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 : 2727 : Colton, Charles Caleb



There are three modes of bearing the ills of life: by indifference, by philosophy, and by religion.
Charles Caleb Colton : 3148 : Colton, Charles Caleb



All adverse and depressing influences can be overcome, not by fighting, but by rising above them.
Charles Caleb Colton : 3597 : Colton, Charles Caleb



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 : 4596 : Colton, Charles Caleb



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 : 4659 : Colton, Charles Caleb



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 : 4717 : Colton, Charles Caleb



Marriage is like a feast where the grace is sometimes better than the dinner.
Charles Caleb Colton : 4944 : Colton, Charles Caleb



If you want enemies, excel others; if you want friends, let others excel you.
C. C. Colton : 5454 : Colton, Charles Caleb



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 : 6348 : Colton, Charles Caleb



True friendship is like sound health; The value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Colton : 7143 : Colton, Charles Caleb



Wealth after all is a relative thing, since he that has little and wants less is richer than he that has much and wants more.
C. C. Colton : 7267 : Colton, Charles Caleb



By paying our other debts, we are equal with mankind; but in refusing to pay a debt of revenge, we are superior.
C. C. Colton : 8293 : Colton, Charles Caleb



The poorest man would not part with health for money, but the richest would gladly part with all their money for health.
Charles Caleb Colton : 8606 : Colton, Charles Caleb



There are two modes of establishing our reputation: to be praised by honest men, and to be abused by rogues.
Charles Caleb Colton : 11256 : Colton, Charles Caleb



Courage is generosity of the highest order, for the brave are prodigal of the most precious things.
Charles Caleb Colton : 11583 : Colton, Charles Caleb



If the music doesn't say it, how can the words say it for the music?
John Coltrane : 5127 : Coltrane, John



Although it is dangerous to have too much knowledge of certain subjects, it is still more dangerous to be totally ignorant of them.
Columbat : 7593 : Columbat



You can never cross the ocean until you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Christopher Columbus : 11103 : Columbus, Christopher



I don't call it gossip. I call it "emotional speculation."
Laurie Colwin : 1133 : Colwin, Laurie



A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.
Laurie Colwin : 4478 : Colwin, Laurie



Worry about being better; bigger will take care of itself. Think one customer at a time and take care of each one the best way you can.
Gary Comer : 9674 : Comer, Gary



Management must be concerned first with the opportunity for a decent living.
Hugh Comer : 2198 : Comer, Hugh



We may eventually come to realize that chastity is no more a virtue than malnutrition.
Alexander Comfort : 8685 : Comfort, Alexander



People will accept your ideas much more readily if you tell them Benjamin Franklin said it first.
David H. Comins : 7990 : Comins, David H.



The conservation of natural resources is, and has been for half a century, the paramount domestic issue before the American people.
Henry Steele Commager : 853 : Commager, Henry Steele



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 : 2266 : Commager, Henry Steele



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 : 3888 : Commager, Henry Steele



Change does not necessarily assure progress, but progress implacably requires change.
Henry Steele Commager : 7167 : Commager, Henry Steele



For a people to be without history, or to be ignorant of its history, is as for a man to be without memory.
Henry Steele Commager : 7277 : Commager, Henry Steele



With the United States, history was rather a creation of the nation, and it is suggestive that in the New World the self-made nation was as familiar as the self-made man.
Henry Steele Commager : 11492 : Commager, Henry Steele



If you can see the light at the end of the tunnel, you are looking the wrong way.
Barry Commoner : 2545 : Commoner, Barry



The proper use of science is not to conquer nature but to live in it.
Barry Commoner : 12214 : Commoner, Barry



The audience knows I'm not going to do anything after all these years to upset them.
Perry Como : 1445 : Como, Perry



Appearances are not held to be a clue to the truth. But we seem to have no other.
Ivy Compton-Burnett : 4325 : Compton-Burnett, Ivy



Slogans are both exciting and comforting, but they are also powerful opiates for the conscience.
James Conant : 922 : Conant, James



Liberty, like charity, must begin at home.
James Bryant Conant : 9839 : Conant, James Bryant



The people may be made to follow a course of action, but they may not be made to understand it.
Confucius : 398 : Confucius



Virtue is like the polar star, which keeps its place, and all stars turn toward it.
Confucius : 399 : Confucius



It is man that makes truth great, not truth that makes man great.
Confucius : 400 : Confucius



Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon or stars.
Confucius : 401 : Confucius



When you are laboring for others let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.
Confucius : 402 : Confucius



Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
Confucius : 2059 : Confucius



The mirror reflects all objects without being sullied.
Confucius : 2644 : Confucius



In education there should be no class distinction.
Confucius : 2931 : Confucius



The gem cannot be polished without friction, nor man perfected without trials.
Confucius : 3303 : Confucius



I hear and forget. I see and remember. I do and understand.
Confucius : 4495 : Confucius



Chi Wen Tsu always thought three times before taking action. Twice would have been quite enough.
Confucius : 4807 : Confucius



The superior man is satisfied and composed; the mean man is always full of distress.
Confucius : 5077 : Confucius



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 : 5134 : Confucius



Humility is the solid foundation of all the virtues.
Confucius : 5316 : Confucius



The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.
Confucius : 6492 : Confucius



What the superior man seeks is in himself; what the small man seeks is in others.
Confucius : 6704 : Confucius



He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.
Confucius : 6737 : Confucius



Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.
Confucius : 6808 : Confucius



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 : 6924 : Confucius



When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.
Confucius : 7007 : Confucius



Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.
Confucius : 7090 : Confucius



Study the past if you would define the future.
Confucius : 7389 : Confucius



Hold faithfulness and sincerity as first principles.
Confucius : 7688 : Confucius



They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.
Confucius : 7791 : Confucius



With coarse rice to eat, with water to drink, and my bended arm for a pillow - I have still joy in the midst of all these things.
Confucius : 7919 : Confucius



There is one word which may serve as a rule of practice for all one's life: reciprocity.
Confucius : 8024 : Confucius



Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.
Confucius : 8386 : Confucius



Don't complain about the snow on your neighbor's roof when your own doorstep is unclean.
Confucius : 8701 : Confucius



The superior man thinks only of virtue; the common man thinks only of comfort.
Confucius : 8728 : Confucius



As the water shapes itself to the vessel that contains it, so a wise man adapts himself to circumstances.
Confucius : 9006 : Confucius



The perfecting of one's self is the fundamental base of all progress and all moral development.
Confucius : 9025 : Confucius



Not to alter one's faults is to be faulty indeed.
Confucius : 9122 : Confucius



The father who does not teach his son his duties is equally guilty with the son who neglects them.
Confucius : 9417 : Confucius



To be able under all circumstances to practice five things constitutes perfect virtue; these five things are gravity, generosity of soul, sincerity, earnestness and kindness.
Confucius : 9603 : Confucius



When nature exceeds culture, we have the rustic. When culture exceeds nature, we have the pedant.
Confucius : 9748 : Confucius



Virtue is not left to stand alone. He who practices it will have neighbors.
Confucius : 11344 : Confucius



He who wished to secure the good of others has already secured himself.
Confucius : 12032 : Confucius



What, he speaks unseasonable truths sometimes, because he has not wit enough to invent an evasion.
William Congreve : 1900 : Congreve, William



It is the business of a comic poet to paint the vices and follies of humankind.
William Congreve : 9776 : Congreve, William



I always take blushing either for a sign of guilt, or of ill breeding.
William Congreve : 10530 : Congreve, William



To find a young fellow that is neither a wit in his own eye, nor a fool in the eye of the world, is a very hard task.
William Congreve : 11559 : Congreve, William



I felt the rush of happiness and warmth coming out of the people and I was carried out among them on a surge of joy. I suppose when you die and go to heaven you get a feeling like that.
Gerry Conlon : 8882 : Conlon, Gerry



More than anything else, I'd like to be an old man with a good face, like Hitchcock or Picasso.
Sean Connery : 5027 : Connery, Sean



I like women. I don't understand them, but I like them.
Sean Connery : 7420 : Connery, Sean



If you compromise your independence for any reason, there's not much use for living. If you compromise it for something as fleeting as money you are already dead.
Sean Connery : 8213 : Connery, Sean



Marriage is a wonderful invention; but, then again, so is a bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connolly : 263 : Connolly, Billy



I've always wanted to go to Switzerland to see what the army does with those wee red knives.
Billy Connolly : 5033 : Connolly, Billy



Have you heard about the oyster who went to a disco and pulled a mussel?
Billy Connolly : 7033 : Connolly, Billy



Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes. After that, who cares? He's a mile away, and you've got his shoes.
Billy Connolly : 8975 : Connolly, Billy



Life is a maze in which we take the wrong turning before we have learnt to walk.
Cyril Connolly : 410 : Connolly, Cyril



He could not blow his nose without moralizing on the state of the handkerchief industry.
Cyril Connolly : 411 : Connolly, Cyril



Slums may well be breeding-grounds of crime, but middle-class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
Cyril Connolly : 3945 : Connolly, Cyril



All charming people have something to conceal, usually their total dependence on the appreciation of others.
Cyril Connolly : 7620 : Connolly, Cyril



Better to write for yourself and have no public, than to write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly : 10213 : Connolly, Cyril



Our memories are card indexes consulted, and then put back in disorder, by authorities whom we do not control.
Cyril Connolly : 11262 : Connolly, Cyril



I like my image. It's me. I'm a louse, but if you're going to be a louse, I say be a good one. I play to win and I play to entertain.
Jimmy Connors : 8598 : Connors, Jimmy



I take it that what all men are really after is some form of, perhaps only some formula of, peace.
James Conrad : 4348 : Conrad, James



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 : 1040 : Conrad, Joseph



All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upwards on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Joseph Conrad : 1041 : Conrad, Joseph



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 : 1042 : Conrad, Joseph



Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope, to love and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad : 3840 : Conrad, Joseph



A work that aspires, however humbly, to the condition of art should carry its justification in every line.
Joseph Conrad : 5239 : Conrad, Joseph



You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
Joseph Conrad : 5365 : Conrad, Joseph



It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself the face of pain.
Joseph Conrad : 7242 : Conrad, Joseph



The sea never changes, and its works, for all the talk of men, are wrapped in mystery.
Joseph Conrad : 7325 : Conrad, Joseph



Gossip is what nobody claims to like but everyone enjoys.
Joseph Conrad : 10147 : Conrad, Joseph



It was amazing to think that in those miles of human habitations there was not probably half a dozen pounds of nails.
Joseph Conrad, on Bangkok : 10431 : Conrad, Joseph



I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself.
Joseph Conrad : 12099 : Conrad, Joseph



All that a city will ever allow you is an angle on it - an oblique, indirect sample of what it contains, or what passes through it; a point of view.
Peter Conrad : 9313 : Conrad, Peter



I really don't want to have on my tombstone the inscription, "She was a good duster." I would rather write bestseller books or ride a camel across the Sahara than stay home and vacuum.
Shirley Conran : 9947 : Conran, Shirley



Baseball fans love numbers. They love to swirl them around their mouths like Bordeaux wine.
Pat Conroy : 3997 : Conroy, Pat



I believe in opening mail once a month, whether it needs it or not.
Bob Considine : 2892 : Considine, Bob



St. Patrick's day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic.
Adrienne Cook : 5307 : Cook, Adrienne



If you're not making mistakes, then you're not making decisions.
Catherine Cook : 12564 : Cook, Catherine



Though language forms the preacher, 'Tis "good works" make the man.
Eliza Cook : 8068 : Cook, Eliza



Say and do something positive that will help the situation; It doesn't take any brains to complain.
Robert A. Cook : 12208 : Cook, Robert A.



Calvin Coolidge's perpetual expression was of smelling something burning on the kitchen stove.
Sherwin L. Cook : 1649 : Cook, Sherwin L.



Nearly every move in baseball - the windup, the pitch, the motion of the infielders - is different from other games.
Alistair Cooke : 6324 : Cooke, Alistair



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 : 6896 : Cooke, Alistair



Calvin Coolidge believed that the least government was the best government; he aspired to become the least President the country had ever had; he attained his desire.
Alistair Cooke : 10389 : Cooke, Alistair



Don't fight with the pillow, but lay down your head and kick every worriment out of the bed.
Edmund Cooke : 4728 : Cooke, Edmund



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 : 3079 : Cooley, Charles Horton



Our individual lives cannot, generally, be works of art unless the social order is also.
Charles Horton Cooley : 7758 : Cooley, Charles Horton



No matter what a man does, he is not fully sane or human unless there is a spirit of freedom in him, a soul unconfined by purpose and larger than the practicable world.
Charles Horton Cooley : 8197 : Cooley, Charles Horton



We have no higher life that is really apart from other people. It is by imagining them that our personality is built up; to be without the power of imagining them is to be a low-grade idiot.
Charles Horton Cooley : 11477 : Cooley, Charles Horton



Writers tell more truths, and more lies, than most.
Mason Cooley : 9157 : Cooley, Mason



If suffering brought wisdom, the dentist's office would be full of luminous ideas.
Mason Cooley : 12005 : Cooley, Mason



No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
Calvin Coolidge : 303 : Coolidge, Calvin



A school is not the end but only the beginning of an education.
Calvin Coolidge : 304 : Coolidge, Calvin



Few men are lacking in capacity, but they fail because they are lacking in application.
Calvin Coolidge : 305 : Coolidge, Calvin



One of the first lessons a president has to learn is that every word he says weighs a ton.
Calvin Coolidge : 3775 : Coolidge, Calvin



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 : 4431 : Coolidge, Calvin



Economy is the method by which we prepare today to afford the improvements of tomorrow.
Calvin Coolidge : 4943 : Coolidge, Calvin



Patriotism is easy to understand in America. It means looking out for yourself by looking out for your country.
Calvin Coolidge : 8479 : Coolidge, Calvin



Persistence and determination are omnipotent. The slogan "press on" has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
Calvin Coolidge : 9336 : Coolidge, Calvin



I have never been hurt by what I have not said.
Calvin Coolidge : 9587 : Coolidge, Calvin



Prosperity is only an instrument to be used, not a deity to be worshipped.
Calvin Coolidge : 9791 : Coolidge, Calvin



Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
Calvin Coolidge : 10584 : Coolidge, Calvin



I sometimes wish that people would put a little more emphasis upon the observance of the law than they do upon its enforcement.
Calvin Coolidge : 11230 : Coolidge, Calvin



To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.
Calvin Coolidge : 12653 : Coolidge, Calvin



If the shoe fits, you're not allowing for growth.
Robert N. Coons : 5285 : Coons, Robert N.



Mistakes are part of the game. It's how well you recover from them, that's the mark of a great player.
Alice Cooper : 12656 : Cooper, Alice



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.") : 5675 : Cooper, Gary



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 : 2264 : Cooper, James Fenimore



Never drink black coffee at lunch; it will keep you awake in the afternoon.
Jilly Cooper : 973 : Cooper, Jilly



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 : 1876 : Cope, Wendy



I think it's a question which particularly arises over women writers; whether it's better to have a happy life or a good supply of tragic plots.
Wendy Cope : 8243 : Cope, Wendy



To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copeland : 6871 : Copeland, Aaron



When you stretch the truth, watch out for the snapback.
Bill Copeland : 4843 : Copeland, Bill



The path to your success is not as fixed and inflexible as you think.
Misty Copeland : 12268 : Copeland, Misty



To get something done a committee should consist of no more than three people, two of whom are absent.
Robert Copeland : 3960 : Copeland, Robert



Listening to the fifth symphony of Ralph Vaughan Williams is like staring at a cow for forty-five minutes.
Aaron Copland : 2540 : Copland, Aaron



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 : 4674 : Copland, Aaron



Whom God wishes to destroy, He first makes successful in show business.
Francis Ford Coppola : 7019 : Coppola, Francis Ford



The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend time feeling sorry for themselves.
Barbara Corcoran : 12400 : Corcoran, Barbara



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 : 1239 : Corelli, Marie



Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what it is you think you want to hear.
Alan Coren : 29 : Coren, Alan



Apart from cheese and tulips, the main product of the country (Holland) is advocaat, a drink made from lawyers.
Alan Coren : 3062 : Coren, Alan



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 : 4660 : Coren, Alan



TV is more interesting than people. If it were not, we should have people standing in the corners of our rooms.
Alan Coren : 8642 : Coren, Alan



There is nothing love cannot face; There is no limit to its faith, its hope, and endurance.
Corinthians : 7451 : Corinthians



He on whom heaven confers a sceptre knows not the weight till he bears it.
Corneille : 403 : Corneille



Just vengeance doesn't call for punishment.
Pierre Corneille : 12069 : Corneille, Pierre



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 : 3049 : Cornford, Francis M.



I and my companions suffer from a disease of the heart that can be cured only with gold.
Hernando Cortes : 870 : Cortes, Hernando



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 : 257 : Cosby, Bill



I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
Bill Cosby : 258 : Cosby, Bill



A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby : 7461 : Cosby, Bill



No matter how calmly you try to referee, parenting will eventually produce bizarre behavior, and I'm not talking about the kids. Their behavior is always normal.
Bill Cosby : 8215 : Cosby, Bill



Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
Bill Cosby : 8438 : Cosby, Bill



Like most kids today, my school friends and I majored in one timeless subject: writing notes.
Bill Cosby : 11616 : Cosby, Bill



Arrogant, pompous, obnoxious, vain, cruel, persecuting, distasteful, verbose, a show-off. I have been called all of these. Of course, I am.
Howard Cosell : 9997 : Cosell, Howard



The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night's sleep.
Joseph Cossman : 4398 : Cossman, E. Joseph



Stopping at third base adds no more to the score than striking out.
E. Joseph Cossman : 5400 : Cossman, E. Joseph



Love is a friendship set to music.
E. Joseph Cossman : 9129 : Cossman, E. Joseph



In any sport, the anticipation of what might happen is almost as important as what actually happens.
Bob Costas : 11605 : Costas, Bob



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 : 5936 : Costello, Elvis



Acting has always been holy to me. When I act I don't get caught lying very often.
Kevin Costner : 1094 : Costner, Kevin



Every day, in every way, I'm getting better and better.
Smile Coue : 6146 : Coue, Smile



I don't think that a band can really swing on just a kick-off, you know; I think you've got to set the tempo first.
Count Basie : 8635 : Count Basie



Love matches are formed by people who pay for a month of honey with a life of vinegar.
Countess Of Blessington : 405 : Countess Of Blessington



Birds are a miracle because they prove to us there is a finer, simpler state of being which we may strive to attain.
Doug Coupland : 8856 : Coupland, Douglas



What if it was cats who invented technology? Would they have tv shows starring rubber squeak toys?
Douglas Coupland : 11074 : Coupland, Douglas



If human beings had genuine courage, they'd wear their costumes every day of the year, not just on halloween.
Douglas Coupland : 11133 : Coupland, Douglas



I don't answer the phone. I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end.
Fred Couples : 3973 : Couples, Fred



Fine art is knowledge made visible.
Gustave Courbet : 8464 : Courbet, Gustave



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 : 3891 : Courteline, Georges



Be kind to thy father, for when thou wert young, Who loved thee so fondly as he, He caught the first accents that fell from thy tongue, And joined in thy innocent glee.
Margaret Courtney : 9954 : Courtney, Margaret



Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
Victor Cousin : 2647 : Cousin, Victor



The message from the moon which we have flashed to the far corners of this planet is that no problem need any longer be considered insoluble.
Norman Cousins : 7565 : Cousins, Norman



To talk about the need for perfection in man is to talk about the need for another species.
Norman Cousins : 9023 : Cousins, Norman



We are wide-eyed in contemplating the possibility that life may exist elsewhere in the universe, but we wear blinders when contemplating the possibilities of life on earth.
Norman Cousins : 9958 : Cousins, Norman



Wisdom consists of the anticipation of consequences.
Norman Cousins : 10156 : Cousins, Norman



It has always seemed to me that hearty laughter is a good way to jog internally, without having to go outdoors.
Norman Cousins : 10721 : Cousins, Norman



Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins : 11809 : Cousins, Norman



A library is the delivery room for the birth of ideas, a place where history comes to life.
Norman Cousins : 11816 : Cousins, Norman



How things look on the outside of us depends on how things are on the inside of us.
Parks Cousins : 8027 : Cousins, Parks



I am not a product of my circumstances. I am a product of my decisions.
Stephen Covey : 11099 : Covey, Stephen



Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
Stephen Covey : 11394 : Covey, Stephen



It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Noel Coward : 1348 : Coward, Noel



At this particular moment, I cannot find so much to laugh at as I would like.
Noel Coward : 1349 : Coward, Noel



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 : 3949 : Coward, Noel



I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.
Noel Coward : 10058 : Coward, Noel



Time has convinced me of one thing. Television is for appearing on, not looking at.
Noel Coward : 11316 : Coward, Noel



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 : 3901 : Cowley, Abraham



Five minutes - Zounds! I have been five minutes too late all my lifetime.
Hannah Cowley : 6095 : Cowley, Hannah



I always thought a yard was three feet, then I started mowing the lawn.
C. E. Cowman : 10331 : Cowman, C. E.



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 : 4763 : Cowper, Richard



Variety's the very spice of life that gives it all its flavor.
William Cowper : 1901 : Cowper, William



Absence of occupation is not rest; a mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
William Cowper : 2357 : Cowper, William



With spots quadrangular of diamond form, Ensanguined hearts, clubs typical of strife, And spades, the emblems of untimely graves.
William Cowper : 4724 : Cowper, William



Boys are, at best, but pretty buds unblown, whose scent and hues are rather guessed than known.
William Cowper : 5261 : Cowper, William



Absence from whom we love is worse than death, and frustrates hope severer than despair.
William Cowper : 8439 : Cowper, William



A life of ease is a difficult pursuit.
William Cowper : 8781 : Cowper, William



The only true happiness comes from squandering ourselves for a purpose.
William Cowper : 9079 : Cowper, William



Reasoning at every step he treads, man yet mistakes his way, whilst meaner things, whom instinct leads, are rarely known to stray.
William Cowper : 9349 : Cowper, William



The bud may have a bitter taste, But sweet will be the flower.
William Cowper : 10129 : Cowper, William



Keeping your clothes well pressed will keep you from looking hard pressed.
Coleman Cox : 396 : Cox, Coleman



Now that it's all over. What did you really do yesterday that's worth mentioning?
Coleman Cox : 10184 : Cox, Coleman



Heredity: the thing a child gets from the other side of the family.
Marcelene Cox : 1215 : Cox, Marcelene



No man knows his true character until he has run out of gas, purchased something on the installment plan, and raised an adolescent.
Marcelene Cox : 9348 : Cox, Marcelene



Life is a camel: You can make it do anything except back up.
Marcelene Cox : 10144 : Cox, Marcelene



Divorce: that's when a husband no longer has to bring the money home to his wife. He can mail it.
Morty Craft : 1325 : Craft, Morty



A vision without a task is but a dream. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision with a task is the hope of the world.
Dinah Craik : 7925 : Craik, Dinah



You put together the best team that you can with the players you've got, and replace those who aren't good enough.
Robert Crandall : 7943 : Crandall, Robert



You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you do not trust enough.
Frank Crane : 1966 : Crane, Frank



The book salesman should be honored because he brings to our attention, as a rule, the very books we need most and neglect most.
Frank Crane : 8602 : Crane, Frank



Language is the apparel in which your thoughts parade before the public. Never clothe them in vulgar or shoddy attire.
George Crane : 9374 : Crane, George



When you praise a child, focus on his accomplishments rather than on himself. Thus, you encourage good works instead of mere egotism.
George Crane : 9675 : Crane, George



Congealed thinking is, in the long run, the forerunner of failure. An open mind is the mark of real leadership in top executives. Make sure that you are always receptive to new ideas.
George Crane : 9950 : Crane, George



There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
George Crane : 11073 : Crane, George



There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, employ someone, or forbid your children to do it.
Monta Crane : 9398 : Crane, Monta



Every sin is the result of a collaboration.
Stephen Crane : 10579 : Crane, Stephen



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 : 3883 : Cranston, Toller



When human power becomes so great and original that we can account for it only as a kind of divine imagination, we call it genius.
William Crashaw : 9345 : Crashaw, William



The first monster you have to scare the audience with is yourself.
Wes Craven : 12084 : Craven, Wes



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 : 385 : Crawford, Cindy



They fell, but o'er their glorious grave, floats free the banner of the cause they died to save.
Francis Marion Crawford : 12245 : Crawford, Francis Marion



I need sex for a clear complexion, but I'd rather do it for love.
Joan Crawford : 2067 : Crawford, Joan



Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
Joan Crawford : 11072 : Crawford, Joan



The one real object of education is to have a man in the condition of continually asking questions.
Bishop Mandell Creighton : 9387 : Creighton, Bishop Mandell



History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance.
Donald Creighton : 9445 : Creighton, Donald



Don't think of it as wrinkles. Think of it as relaxed fit skin.
Cathy Crimmins : 8828 : Crimmins, Cathy



There was no need to do any housework after all. After the first four years the dirt doesn't get any worse.
Quentin Crisp : 1477 : Crisp, Quentin



If at first you don't succeed, failure may be your style.
Quentin Crisp : 1478 : Crisp, Quentin



Euphemisms are unpleasant truths wearing diplomatic cologne.
Quentin Crisp : 4409 : Crisp, Quentin



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 : 4627 : Crisp, Quentin



There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.
Walter Cronkite : 7109 : Cronkite, Walter



Where the blue of the night, meets the gold of the day, someone waits for me.
Bing Crosby : 11645 : Crosby, Bing



Make a bigger space in the universe for you head to live in and it will grow to fill the space.
David Crosby : 2450 : Crosby, David



Angels descending, bring from above, Echoes of mercy, whispers of love.
Fanny Crosby : 4850 : Crosby, Fanny



You can tell how bad a musical is by the number of times the chorus yells "hooray."
John Crosby : 9436 : Crosby, John



Viewing with dismay the conditions in somebody else's backyard is the specialty of the New York Times.
John Crosby : 10741 : Crosby, John



In former days, everyone found the assumption of innocence so easy; today we find fatally easy the assumption of guilt.
Amanda Cross : 2375 : Cross, Amanda



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 : 6910 : Cross, Amanda



It's the one night of the year when we all act a little nicer, we smile a little easier, we cheer a little more.
Frank Cross, in Scrooged : 10909 : Cross, Frank



The opposite of love isn't hate - it's indifference. And if you hate me, that means you still care.
Marcia Cross : 10748 : Cross, Marcia



Political thinking consists in deciding upon the conclusion first and then finding good arguments for it. An open mind is considered irresponsible - and perhaps it really is.
Richard Crossman : 11170 : Crossman, Richard



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 : 4676 : Crothers, Samuel McChord



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 : 4197 : Crotts, Stephen



Making a big hollywood film that really affects people is as hard as making a small movie on a credit card.
Cameron Crowe : 12571 : Crowe, Cameron



A relationship isn't meant to be an insurance policy, a life preserver, or a security blanket.
Diane Crowley : 11292 : Crowley, Diane



War destroys men but luxury destroys mankind; at once it corrupts the body and mind.
John Crowne : 990 : Crowne, John



Instead of seeing the rug being pulled from under us, we can learn to dance on a shifting carpet.
Thomas Crum : 11771 : Crum, Thomas



The sense of smell can be extraordinarily evocative, bringing back pictures as sharp as photographs of scenes that had left the conscious mind.
Thalassa Cruso : 12172 : Cruso, Thalassa



I never dreamed about being a millionaire - I dreamed about being a football player.
Victor Cruz : 12402 : Cruz, Victor



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 : 1488 : Cudworth, Ralph



Games must be regarded not as conscious inventions, but as survivals from primitive conditions, under which they originated in magical rites and chiefly as means of divination.
Stewart Culin : 7522 : Culin, Stewart



My poetry, I think, has become the way of my giving out what music is within me.
Countee Cullen : 12264 : Cullen, Countee



It is better to wear out than to rust out.
Richard Cumberland : 9119 : Cumberland, Richard



I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart.
e. e. cummings : 485 : cummings, e. e.



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 : 2951 : cummings, e. e.



It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.
e. e. cummings : 3324 : cummings, e. e.



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 : 5234 : cummings, e. e.



I'd rather learn from one bird how to sing than to teach ten thousand stars how not to dance.
e. e. cummings : 8002 : cummings, e. e.



Always the beautiful answer who asks a more beautiful question.
e. e. cummings : 9097 : cummings, e. e.



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 : 3667 : Cummins, Anna



I talk and talk and talk, and I haven't taught people in fifty years what my father taught by example in one week.
Mario Cuomo : 7288 : Cuomo, Mario



A belief is made religious, not so much by its content, as rather by the way it is held.
Don Cupitt : 447 : Cupitt, Don



Etiquette means behaving yourself a little better than is absolutely essential.
Will Cuppy : 5090 : Cuppy, Will



All modern men are descended from a wormlike creature, but it shows more on some people.
Will Cuppy : 10087 : Cuppy, Will



Some people lose all respect for the lion unless he devours them instantly. There is no pleasing some people.
Will Cuppy : 11952 : Cuppy, Will



All my life through, the new sight of nature made me rejoice like a child.
Marie Curie : 1240 : Curie, Marie



I was taught that the way of progress is neither swift nor easy.
Marie Curie : 1241 : Curie, Marie



Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
Marie Curie : 6123 : Curie, Marie



Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas.
Marie Curie : 6828 : Curie, Marie



Life is not easy for any of us, but what of that? We must have perseverance and, above all, confidence in ourselves.
Marie Curie : 7281 : Curie, Marie



One never notices what has been done; one can only see what remains to be done.
Marie Curie : 7473 : Curie, Marie



I have no dress except the one I wear every day. If you are going to be kind enough to give me a wedding dress, please let it be practical and dark so that I can put it on afterwards to go to the laboratory.
Marie Curie : 11152 : Curie, Marie



We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.
Marie Curie : 11856 : Curie, Marie



In cooking, as in all the arts, simplicity is the sign of perfection.
Curnonsky : 5486 : Curnonsky



A color commentator is a guy who's paid to talk while everyone goes to the bathroom.
Bill Curry : 6451 : Curry, Bill



Most writers can write books faster than publishers can write checks.
Richard Curtis : 11002 : Curtis, Richard



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 : 2991 : Curtis, Tony



If you asked me for my New Year resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
Cyril Cusack : 10918 : Cusack, Cyril



Plan ahead; it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark.
Richard Cushing : 11362 : Cushing, Richard



If you have time to whine and complain about something then you have the time to do something about it.
Anthony J. D'Angelo : 5882 : D'Angelo, Anthony J.



Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo : 10280 : D'Angelo, Anthony J.



The crimes of extreme civilization are certainly more atrocious man those of extreme barbarism.
Jules Barbey d'Aurevilly : 4999 : d'Aurevilly, Jules Barbey



The defects of great men are the consolation of dunces.
Isaac D'Israeli : 10551 : D'Israeli, Isaac



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 : 4595 : D'Souza, Alfred



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 : 1150 : da Vinci, Leonardo



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 : 3474 : da Vinci, Leonardo



Painting is poetry which is seen and not heard, and poetry is a painting which is heard and not seen.
Leonardo da Vinci : 3507 : da Vinci, Leonardo



Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.
Leonardo da Vinci : 4419 : da Vinci, Leonardo



I have wasted my hours.
Leonardo da Vinci : 4874 : da Vinci, Leonardo



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 : 5216 : da Vinci, Leonardo



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 : 6895 : da Vinci, Leonardo



It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci : 7061 : da Vinci, Leonardo



I have offended God and mankind because my work didn't reach the quality it should have.
Leonardo da Vinci : 8677 : da Vinci, Leonardo



Men of lofty genius when they are doing the least work are most active.
Leonardo Da Vinci : 11078 : da Vinci, Leonardo



As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings a happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci : 11393 : Da Vinci, Leonardo



When I was six, I made my mother a little hat - out of her new blouse.
Lilly Dache : 3233 : Dache, Lilly



Mothers are basically a patient lot. They have to be or they would devour their offspring early on, like guppies.
Mary Daheim : 6032 : Daheim, Mary



A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.
Roald Dahl : 2279 : Dahl, Roald



Do you know what breakfast cereal is made of? It's made of all those little curly wooden shavings you find in pencil sharpeners.
Roald Dahl : 10024 : Dahl, Roald



If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.
Roald Dahl : 10262 : Dahl, Roald



It doesn't matter who you are or what you look like, so long as somebody loves you.
Roald Dahl : 11862 : Dahl, Roald



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 : 522 : Dahlberg, Edward



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 : 523 : Dahlberg, Edward



Teddy bears shouldn't sit in closets when there's a child around who will love them.
Janet Dailey : 10511 : Dailey, Janet



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 : 5575 : Dalai Lama



This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
Dalai Lama : 8557 : Dalai Lama



Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
Dalai Lama : 9909 : Dalai Lama



In the practice of tolerance, one's enemy is the best teacher.
Dalai Lama : 10612 : Dalai Lama



In order to carry a positive action we must develop here a positive vision.
Dalai Lama : 11021 : Dalai Lama



If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
Dalai Lama : 12562 : Dalai Lama



Marriage is a matter of give and take, but so far I haven't been able to find anybody who'll take what I have to give.
Cass Daley : 11069 : Daley, Cass



Technology is reshaping this economy and transforming businesses and consumers. This is about more than e-commerce, or e-mail, or e-trades, or e-files. It is about the "e" in economic opportunity.
William Daley : 8873 : Daley, William



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 : 1596 : Dali, Salvador



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 : 2318 : Dali, Salvador



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 : 5962 : Dali, Salvador



Democratic societies are unfit for the publication of such thunderous revelations as I am in the habit of making.
Salvador Dali : 6334 : Dali, Salvador



The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant.
Salvador Dali : 10401 : Dali, Salvador



The secret of my influence has always been that it remained secret.
Salvador Dali : 11443 : Dali, Salvador



Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad.
Salvador Dali : 12347 : Dali, Salvador



Here's to the whole of it, stars, stripes and pole of it. Here's to the soul of it, red, white and blue.
John Jay Daly : 11037 : Daly, John Jay



I think I care too much about what people think about me.
Matt Damon : 2111 : Damon, Matt



As I walk from crap game to crap game, my brain becomes active and agile and dwells on lofty thoughts.
Nick "The Greek" Dandalos : 1340 : Dandalos, Nick "The Greek"



Get all the fools on your side and you can be elected to anything.
Frank Dane : 5390 : Dane, Frank



When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
Rodney Dangerfield : 10268 : Dangerfield, Rodney



I looked up my family tree and found out I was the sap.
Rodney Dangerfield : 11667 : Dangerfield, Rodney



Every private citizen has a public responsibility.
Myra Daniels : 5412 : Daniels, Myra



Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
C. Archie Danielson : 10828 : Danielson, C. Archie



The law has no compassion. And justice is administered without compassion.
Christopher Darden : 9884 : Darden, Christopher



A habit is something you can do without thinking - which is why most of us have so many of them.
Frank A. Dark : 6386 : Dark, Frank A.



We can destroy ourselves by cynicism and disillusion just as effectively as by bombs.
Kenneth Dark : 6437 : Dark, Kenneth



Men would be great criminals did they need as many laws as they make.
Charles John Darling : 5094 : Darling, Charles John



History repeats itself, and that's one of the things that's wrong with history
Clarence Darrow : 386 : Darrow, Clarence S.



Just think of the tragedy of teaching children not to doubt.
Clarence Darrow : 387 : Darrow, Clarence S.



If a man is happy in America, it is considered he is doing something wrong.
Clarence Darrow : 2154 : Darrow, Clarence S.



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 : 2677 : Darrow, Clarence S.



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 : 3892 : Darrow, Clarence S.



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 : 4472 : Darrow, Clarence S.



Freedom comes from human beings, rather than from laws and institutions.
Clarence Darrow : 5109 : Darrow, Clarence S.



True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Darrow : 7838 : Darrow, Clarence S.



Even if you do learn to speak correct English, whom are you going to speak it to?
Clarence Darrow : 8338 : Darrow, Clarence S.



When I was a boy, I was told that anybody could become president; I'm beginning to believe it.
Clarence Darrow : 9741 : Darrow, Clarence S.



You can only protect your liberties in this world by protecting the other man's freedom. You can only be free if I am free.
Clarence S. Darrow : 10433 : Darrow, Clarence S.



The first half of our life is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.
Clarence Darrow : 11075 : Darrow, Clarence S.



It is a cursed evil to any man to become as absorbed in any subject as I am in mine.
Charles Darwin : 344 : Darwin, Charles



Great is the power of steady misrepresentation - but the history of science shows how, fortunately, this power does not long endure.
Charles Darwin : 4236 : Darwin, Charles



A man who dares to waste one hour of life has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Darwin : 5468 : Darwin, Charles



It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
Charles Darwin : 5886 : Darwin, Charles



As for a future life, every man must judge for himself between conflicting vague probabilities.
Charles Darwin : 10605 : Darwin, Charles



I conclude that musical notes and rhythms were first acquired by the male or female progenitors of mankind for the sake of charming the opposite sex.
Charles Darwin : 10661 : Darwin, Charles



The highest possible stage in moral culture is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
Charles Darwin : 11062 : Darwin, Charles



In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world, not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
Francis Darwin : 616 : Darwin, Francis



I eat what I eat. Don't make eating complicated. Rules are made only when food is plentiful; in times of famine, one eats what one can get.
Hari Dass : 11221 : Dass, Hari



Spend enough time around success and failure, and you learn a reverence for possibility.
Dale Dauten : 9767 : Dauten, Dale



Motivation is like food for the brain. You cannot get enough in one sitting. It needs continual and regular top ups.
Peter Davies : 7940 : Davies, Peter



Canada is not really a place where you encouraged to have large spiritual adventures.
Robertson Davies : 1565 : Davies, Robertson



Whether you are really right or not doesn't matter, it's the belief that counts.
Robertson Davies : 8707 : Davies, Robertson



Censors only read a book with great difficulty, moving their lips as they puzzle out each syllable, when somebody tells them that the book is unfit to read.
Robertson Davies : 9977 : Davies, Robertson



Olivier brandished his technique like a kind of stylistic alibi. In catching the eye, he frequently disengaged the brain.
Russell Davies : 9691 : Davies, Russell



We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
Bette Davis : 253 : Davis, Bette



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 : 254 : Davis, Bette



A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Bette Davis : 8133 : Davis, Bette



I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.
Bette Davis : 8161 : Davis, Bette



I have been uncompromising, peppery, intractable, monomaniacal, tactless, volatile, and ofttimes disagreeable. I suppose I'm larger than life.
Bette Davis : 8246 : Davis, Bette



I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
Bette Davis : 9638 : Davis, Bette



I would take a bad script and a good director any day against a good script and a bad director.
Bette Davis : 10758 : Davis, Bette



My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
Bette Davis : 11223 : Davis, Bette



The best time I ever had with her was when I pushed her downstairs in "Baby Jane."
Bette Davis, on Joan Crawford : 11969 : Davis, Bette



I always wanted to do Peter Pan. I've always resented that only women get to do it, It's about a boy who refused to grow up, not a girl.
Brad Davis : 7906 : Davis, Brad



Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis : 9223 : Davis, Chili



I have often wondered if the results of the Versailles Conferences following the First World War would have been different if Woodrow Wilson had been a poker player.
Clyde Brian Davis : 10643 : Davis, Clyde Brian



This will remain the land of the free only as long as it is the home of the brave.
Elmer Davis : 7426 : Davis, Elmer



Data helps us understand what it is we need to encourage creators to do. Small things can have a huge impact.
Geena Davis : 12534 : Davis, Geena



To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Hubbard Davis : 8007 : Davis, Hubbard



Never be haughty to the humble; never be humble to the haughty.
Jefferson Davis : 3716 : Davis, Jefferson



Way down deep, we're all motivated by the same urges. Cats have the courage to live by them.
Jim Davis : 7132 : Davis, Jim



I'll play it first and tell you what it is later.
Miles Davis : 8396 : Davis, Miles



My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis : 11803 : Davis, Miles



Material deprivation is horrible, but it does not compare to spiritual deprivation.
Ossie Davis : 9778 : Davis, Ossie



Come in the evening, or come in the morning, come when you're looked for, or come without warning.
Thomas Davis : 8314 : Davis, Thomas



Language is not only the vehicle of thought, it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
Sir Humphry Davy : 1661 : Davy, Sir Humphry



Consistency in regard to opinions is the slow poison of intellectual life.
Sir Humphry Davy : 8467 : Davy, Sir Humphry



Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
Charles G. Dawes : 8757 : Dawes, Charles G.



By all means let's be open-minded, but not so open-minded that our brains drop out.
Rchard Dawkins : 9553 : Dawkins, Rchard



I think it is likely that there is life out there. I fear we shall never know about it.
Richard Dawkins : 6985 : Dawkins, Richard



As soon as men decide that all means are permitted to fight an evil, then their good becomes indistinguishable from the evil that they set out to destroy.
Christopher Dawson : 9975 : Dawson, Christopher



The great consulting room of a wise man is the library.
G. Dawson : 658 : Dawson, G.



As time goes on, new and remote aspects of truth are discovered which can seldom be fitted into creeds that are changeless.
Clarence Day : 3091 : Day, Clarence



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 : 5184 : Day, Clarence



Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
Clarence Day : 6493 : Day, Clarence



You can't sweep other people off their feet if you can't be swept off your own.
Clarence Day : 9573 : Day, Clarence



We talk of our mastery of nature, which sounds very grand; but the fact is we respectfully adapt ourselves, first, to her ways.
Clarence Day : 9681 : Day, Clarence



The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll outgrow it.
Doris Day : 457 : Day, Doris



If a man does something silly, people say, "Isn't he silly?" If a woman does something silly, people say, "Aren't women silly?"
Doris Day : 7265 : Day, Doris



Middle age is youth without levity, and age without decay.
Doris Day : 7810 : Day, Doris



I've never met an animal I didn't like, and I can't say the same thing about people.
Doris Day : 12320 : Day, Doris



Knitting is very conducive to thought.
Dorothy Day : 12081 : Day, Dorothy



You know my views about some regulations - they're written for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men.
Harry Day : 3487 : Day, Harry



If you want to make peace, you don't talk to your friends. You talk to your enemies.
Moshe Dayan : 11312 : Dayan, Moshe



The more anger towards the past you carry in your heart, the less capable you are of loving in the present.
Barbara De Angelis : 12098 : De Angelis, Barbara



Marriage is not a noun; it's a verb. It isn't something you get, it's something you do. It's the way you love your partner every day.
Barbara De Angelis : 12257 : De Angelis, Barbara



Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.
Barbara De Angelis : 12270 : De Angelis, Barbara



Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.
Edward De Bono : 11755 : De Bono, Edward



Money that may never be spent is nothing but a miser's toy. Saving as an exercise in self-denial is an invalid goal, a sick use of money.
Catherine Crook de Camp : 9654 : de Camp, Catherine Crook



The strength or weakness of our conviction depends more on our courage than on our intelligence.
Luc De Clapiers : 11094 : De Clapiers, Luc



She is a fool, who trusts a man.
Marie de France : 3638 : de France, Marie



A great country worthy of the name does not have any friends.
Charles de Gaulle : 345 : de Gaulle, Charles



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 : 3077 : de Gaulle, Charles



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 : 3877 : de Gaulle, Charles



Deliberation is a function of the many; action is the function of one.
Charles De Gaulle : 4794 : de Gaulle, Charles



A man of character finds a special attractiveness in difficulty, since it is only by coming to grips with difficulty that he can realize his potentialities.
Charles de Gaulle : 9973 : de Gaulle, Charles



Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles De Gaulle : 11554 : de Gaulle, Charles



How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over two hundred varieties of cheese?
Charles De Gaulle : 12746 : de Gaulle, Charles



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 : 5915 : de Goncourt, Edmond and Jules



What I love best about music is the women who listen to it.
Jules de Goncourt : 3826 : de Goncourt, Jules



Before undergoing a surgical operation, arrange your temporal affairs - you may live.
Remy de Gourmont : 1514 : de Gourmont, Remy



We live less and less, and we learn more and more. Sensibility is surrendering to intelligence.
Remy de Gourmont : 6384 : de Gourmont, Remy



Oh, no man knows, Through what wild centuries, Roves back the rose.
Walter de la Mare : 8063 : de la Mare, Walter



Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.
Oscar De La Renta : 9923 : De La Renta, Oscar



What a relaxed life is that which flees the worldly clamor, and follows the hidden path down which have gone the few wise men there have been in the world!
Fray Luis de Leon : 10649 : de Leon, Fray Luis



The road leading to a goal does not separate you from the destination; It is essentially a part of it.
Charles De Lint : 9233 : De Lint, Charles



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 : 3895 : de Maistre, Joseph



Metaphors are much more tenacious than facts.
Paul de Man : 10580 : de Man, Paul



Great artists impose their particular illusion on humanity.
Guy de Maupassant : 3516 : de Maupassant, Guy



A good education is harmful to a dancer. A good calf is better than a good head.
Agnes De Mille : 3770 : de Mille, Agnes



Then I did the simplest thing in the world. I leaned down and kissed him. And the world cracked open.
Agnes de Mille : 4747 : de Mille, Agnes



If takes great passion and great energy to do anything creative, especially in the theater. You have to care so much that you can't sleep, you can't eat, you can't talk to people.
Agnes de Mille : 7510 : de Mille, Agnes



I learned three important things in college: to use a library, to memorize quickly and visually, to drop asleep at any time given a horizontal surface and fifteen minutes.
Agnes de Mille : 9274 : de Mille, Agnes



When you perform, you are out of yourself - larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours, nightly.
Agnes de Mille : 11490 : de Mille, Agnes



Courage is as often the outcome of despair as of hope; in the one case we have nothing to lose, in the other everything to gain.
Diane De Poitiers : 10428 : De Poitiers, Diane



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 : 4174 : de Quincey, Thomas



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 : 6273 : de Quincey, Thomas



It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
Marquis de Sade : 9014 : de Sade, Marquis



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 : 2681 : de Tocqueville, Alexis



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 : 3469 : de Tocqueville, Alexis



History is a gallery of pictures in which there are few originals and many copies.
Alexis de Tocqueville : 7807 : de Tocqueville, Alexis



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 : 5938 : de Unamuno, Miguel



The chiefest sanctity of a temple is that it is a place to which men go to weep in common.
Miguel De Unamuno : 6971 : de Unamuno, Miguel



Love is the child of illusion, and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel de Unamuno : 11663 : de Unamuno, Miguel



We have neither the strength nor the opportunity to accomplish all the good and all the evil which we design.
Vauvenargues : 6655 : de Vauvenargues



Men despise great projects when they do not feel themselves capable of great successes.
de Vauvenargues : 11299 : de Vauvenargues



The wicked are always surprised to find that the good can be clever.
Vauvenargues : 12025 : de Vauvenargues



You can't be happy with a woman who pronounces both d's in Wednesday.
Peter de Vries : 1449 : de Vries, Peter



The bonds of matrimony are like any other bonds; they mature slowly.
Peter de Vries : 1450 : de Vries, Peter



Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Peter de Vries : 4817 : de Vries, Peter



There are times when parenthood seems nothing more than feeding the hand that bites you.
Peter de Vries : 5338 : de Vries, Peter



Confession is good for the soul only in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff.
Peter de Vries : 5556 : de Vries, Peter



I love being a writer. what I can't stand is the paperwork.
Peter de Vries : 7416 : de Vries, Peter



The tuba is certainly the most intestinal of instruments, the very lower bowel of music.
Peter de Vries : 7655 : de Vries, Peter



When I can no longer bear to think of the victims of broken homes, I begin to think of the victims of intact ones.
Peter de Vries : 11068 : de Vries, Peter



Every novel should have a beginning, a muddle, and an end.
Peter De Vries : 11359 : de Vries, Peter



The universe is like a safe to which there is a combination. But the combination is locked up in the safe.
Peter De Vries : 11433 : de Vries, Peter



It ain't bragging if you can do it.
Dizzy Dean : 10863 : Dean, Dizzy



For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now?
Jimmy Dean : 8695 : Dean, Jimmy



When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong. The minority are right.
Eugene Debs : 2417 : Debs, Eugene V.



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 : 2667 : Debs, Eugene V.



I have no country to fight for; my country is the earth, and I am a citizen of the world.
Eugene V. Debs : 4319 : Debs, Eugene V.



While there is a lower class, I am in it; while there is a criminal element, I am of it; and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.
Eugene Debs : 11430 : Debs, Eugene V.



People don't very much like things that are beautiful - they are so far from their nasty little minds.
Claude Debussy : 388 : Debussy, Claude



Our country! In her intercourse with foreign nations, may she always be in the right; but our country, right or wrong.
Stephen Decatur : 7270 : Decatur, Stephen



The soul is placed in the body like a rough diamond, and must be polished, or the luster of it will never appear.
Daniel Defoe : 7285 : Defoe, Daniel



Everybody has talent at twenty-five. The difficult thing is to have it at fifty.
Edgar Degas : 507 : Degas, Edgar



What a delightful thing is the conversation of specialists. One understands absolutely nothing and it's charming.
Edgar Degas : 6346 : Degas, Edgar



It is all very well to copy what one sees, but it is far better to draw what one now only sees in one's memory.
Edgar Degas : 12608 : Degas, Edgar



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 : 543 : DeGeneres, Ellen



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 : 544 : DeGeneres, Ellen



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 : 4251 : DeGeneres, Ellen



Sometimes you can't see yourself clearly until you see yourself through the eyes of others.
Ellen Degeneres : 12105 : DeGeneres, Ellen



I learned compassion from being discriminated against. Everything bad that's ever happened to me has taught me compassion.
Ellen Degeneres : 12460 : DeGeneres, Ellen



Shall we call ourselves benevolent when the gifts we bestow do not cost us a single privation?
Degerando : 5453 : Degerando



The best helping hand that you will ever receive is the one at the end of your own arm.
Fred Dehner : 11744 : Dehner, Fred



O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!
Thomas Dekker : 2126 : Dekker, Thomas



Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together.
Thomas Dekker : 12323 : Dekker, Thomas



The artist who aims at perfection in everything achieves it in nothing.
Eugene Delacroix : 584 : Delacroix, Eugene



What is most real for me are the illusions I create with my paintings. Everything else is quicksand.
Eugene Delacroix : 4991 : Delacroix, Eugene



Mediocre people have an answer for everything and are astonished at nothing.
Eugene Delacroix : 7749 : Delacroix, Eugene



Self-sacrifice which denies common sense is not a virtue, it's a spiritual dissipation.
Margaret DeLand : 5326 : DeLand, Margaret



I'm not to blame for an old body, but I should be to blame for an old soul. An old soul is a shameful thing.
Margaret Deland : 11577 : Deland, Margaret



In our dreams, we are always young.
Sadie Delany : 1595 : Delany, Sadie



I've come to think of Europe as a hardcover book, America as the paperback version.
Don Delillo : 448 : Delillo, Don



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 : 4166 : Delio, Michelle



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 : 4741 : Delio, Michelle



There is only one real happiness in life, and that is the happiness of creating.
Frederick Delius : 12302 : Delius, Frederick



Idleness is not doing nothing, idleness is being free to do anything.
Floyd Dell : 10198 : Dell, Floyd



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 : 3088 : Delon, Alain



I'm actually a thin, serious person, but I play fat and funny, but only for the movies.
Dom Deluise : 446 : Deluise, Dom



For westerners, the tattoo has always been a metaphor of difference.
Margo DeMello : 10817 : DeMello, Margo



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 : 328 : DeMille, Cecil B.



A dozen press agents working overtime can do terrible things to the human spirit.
Cecil B. DeMille : 3171 : DeMille, Cecil B.



Most of us serve our ideals by fits and starts. The person who makes a success of living is the one who sees his goal steadily and aims for it unswervingly.
Cecil B. DeMille : 11873 : DeMille, Cecil B.



Strength and beauty are the blessings of youth; Temperance, however, is the flower of old age.
Democritus : 432 : Democritus



The wise man belongs to all countries, for the home of a great soul is the whole world.
Democritus : 2842 : Democritus



Education is an ornament for the prosperous, a refuge for the unfortunate.
Democritus : 9165 : Democritus



And if a friend does evil to you, say to him, "I forgive you for what you did to me, but how can I forgive you for what you did to yourself?"
Democritus : 9323 : Democritus



Nothing exists except atoms and empty space; everything else is opinion.
Democritus : 10538 : Democritus



Happiness resides not in possessions, and not in gold. Happiness dwells in the soul.
Democritus : 10623 : Democritus



Nothing is so easy as to deceive one's self; for what we wish, that we readily believe.
Demosthenes : 9043 : Demosthenes



Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes : 9098 : Demosthenes



There is a bit of insanity in dancing that does everybody a great deal of good.
Edwin Denby : 3971 : Denby, Edwin



They've brought me more publicity than any film I've done. I'm recognized on every street corner in New York.
Catherine Deneuve on her Chanel ads : 9676 : Deneuve, Catherine



Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
Sir John Denham : 8073 : Denham, Sir John



The most expensive bracelet you'll ever own isn't gold or silver. It's vinyl. They strap it on your wrist when you're admitted to the hospital.
Ron Dentinger : 11889 : Dentinger, Ron



I appreciate teamwork. I don't like a one-man show. I'm an interpreter, a sort of tool - I don't mean an object. The right tool is quite essential. Try pounding a nail in with a screwdriver.
Gerard Depardieu : 8874 : Depardieu, Gerard



I pretty much try to stay in a constant state of confusion just because of the expression it leaves on my face.
Johnny Depp : 7424 : Depp, Johnny



Things are very bad when kids have to write to an actor for advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. I'm just as screwed up as the next guy.
Johnny Depp : 10678 : Depp, Johnny



The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants.
Johnny Depp : 10981 : Depp, Johnny



Whoever said money can't buy happiness simply didn't know where to go shopping.
Bo Derek : 6876 : Derek, Bo



I was always the creative kid who was a nerd. I listened to Vivaldi, wrote poetry, and actually did my homework.
Laura Dern : 10464 : Dern, Laura



Do you know anyone who would - secretly, sincerely, in his innermost self - really prefer to return to childhood?
Anita Desai : 104 : Desai, Anita



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 : 2404 : Descartes, Rene



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 : 6013 : Descartes, Rene



Each problem that I solved became a rule, which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes : 7779 : Descartes, Rene



Whenever anyone has offended me, I try to raise my soul so high that the offense cannot reach it.
Rene Descartes : 9184 : Descartes, Rene



If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
Rene Descartes : 11910 : Descartes, Rene



Have no more doubt of the omnipotence of a free people.
Camille Desmoulins : 306 : Desmoulins, Camille



There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.
Sarah Dessen : 12692 : Dessen, Sarah



The British press is always looking for stuff to fill the space between the cartoons.
Bernadette Devlin : 6419 : Devlin, Bernadette



A husband should tell his wife everything that he is sure she will find out anyway and before anybody else does.
Thomas Dewar : 10460 : Dewar, Thomas



Patience is the greatest of all shock absorbers. The only thing you can get in a hurry is trouble.
Thomas R. Dewar : 1790 : Dewar, Thomas R.



Minds are like parachutes; they only function when open.
Thomas Dewar : 5590 : Dewar, Thomas R.



Every great advance in science has issued from a new audacity of imagination.
John Dewey : 991 : Dewey, John



What the best and wisest parent wants for his own child that must the community want for all its children.
John Dewey : 992 : Dewey, John



Failure is instructive. The person who thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes.
John Dewey : 993 : Dewey, John



Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.
John Dewey : 3043 : Dewey, John



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 : 3866 : Dewey, John



Education is a social process. Education is growth.
John Dewey : 7778 : Dewey, John



Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
John Dewey : 8378 : Dewey, John



Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
John Dewey : 9802 : Dewey, John



To find out what one is fitted to do, and to secure an opportunity to do it, is the key to happiness.
John Dewey : 10873 : Dewey, John



Cease conceiving of education as mere preparation for later life, and make it the full meaning of the present life.
John Dewey : 10960 : Dewey, John



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 : 2412 : Dewhurst, Colleen



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 : 6632 : Diamond, Harvey



If men had to have babies, they would only ever have one each.
Diana, Princess of Wales : 436 : Diana, Princess of Wales



Every one of us needs to show how much we care for each other and, in the process, care for ourselves.
Princess Diana : 6860 : Diana, Princess of Wales



Anywhere I see suffering, that is where I want to be, doing what I can.
Princess Diana : 6865 : Diana, Princess of Wales



If you find someone you love in your life, then hang on to that love.
Princess Diana : 12447 : Diana, Princess of Wales



Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
Philip K. Dick : 4568 : Dick, Philip K.



Papa, potatoes, poultry, prunes, and prism, are all very good words for the lips; especially prunes and prism.
Charles Dickens : 346 : Dickens, Charles



Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has many: not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Charles Dickens : 347 : Dickens, Charles



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 : 2188 : Dickens, Charles



It's enough for a man to understand his own business, and not to interfere with other people's
Charles Dickens : 2788 : Dickens, Charles



Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
Charles Dickens : 4287 : Dickens, Charles



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 : 4739 : Dickens, Charles



A person who can't pay gets another person who can't pay to guarantee that he can pay.
Charles Dickens : 5513 : Dickens, Charles



Minds, like bodies, will often fall into a pimpled, ill-conditioned state from mere excess of comfort.
Charles Dickens : 6366 : Dickens, Charles



With affection beaming out of one eye, and calculation shining out of the other.
Charles Dickens : 6716 : Dickens, Charles



No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another.
Charles Dickens : 6751 : Dickens, Charles



I do not know the American gentleman. God forgive me for putting two such words together.
Charles Dickens : 6983 : Dickens, Charles



It is well for a man to respect his own vocation, whatever it is, and to think himself bound to uphold it and to claim for it the respect it deserves.
Charles Dickens : 7221 : Dickens, Charles



Subdue your appetites, my dears, and you've conquered human nature.
Charles Dickens : 7355 : Dickens, Charles



Every baby born into the world is a finer one than the last.
Charles Dickens : 8444 : Dickens, Charles



Charity begins at home and justice begins next door.
Charles Dickens : 8761 : Dickens, Charles



There is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good humor.
Charles Dickens : 11411 : Dickens, Charles



Whatever was required to be done, the Circumlocution Office was beforehand with all the public departments in the art of perceiving - How Not To Do It.
Charles Dickens : 11518 : Dickens, Charles



Do all the good you can and make as little fuss about it as possible.
Charles Dickens : 12037 : Dickens, Charles



The sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.
Charles Dickens : 12087 : Dickens, Charles



There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.
Charles Dickens : 12280 : Dickens, Charles



Adventures are an indication of inefficiency. Good explorers don't have them.
Herbert Spencer Dickey : 5046 : Dickey, Herbert Spencer



A poet is someone who stands outside in the rain hoping to be struck by lightning.
James Dickey : 7124 : Dickey, James



My mother was against me being an actress - until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
Angie Dickinson : 9427 : Dickinson, Angie



To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson : 554 : Dickinson, Emily



Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without words, and never stops at all.
Emily Dickinson : 2156 : Dickinson, Emily



The pedigree of honey does not concern the bee, a clover, anytime, to him, is aristocracy.
Emily Dickinson : 3956 : Dickinson, Emily



Anger as soon as fed is dead - 'tis starving makes it fat.
Emily Dickinson : 4124 : Dickinson, Emily



I felt it shelter to speak to you.
Emily Dickinson : 4421 : Dickinson, Emily



The spider as an artist has never been employed, though his surpassing merit is freely certified.
Emily Dickinson : 4979 : Dickinson, Emily



Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent.
Emily Dickinson : 6880 : Dickinson, Emily



That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Emily Dickinson : 7478 : Dickinson, Emily



How strange that natue does not knock, and yet does not intrude!
Emily Dickinson : 12538 : Dickinson, Emily



I hope your rambles have been sweet, and your reveries spacious.
Emily Dickinson : 12575 : Dickinson, Emily



A young man gave up his lucrative job to become a writer. He was asked, "Have you sold anything yet?" He replied, "Yes, my car and my television."
Patrick Dickinson : 7553 : Dickinson, Patrick



Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
Gordon R. Dickson : 10760 : Dickson, Gordon R.



I opened the door for a lot of people, and they just ran through and left me holding the knob.
Bo Diddley : 7449 : Diddley, Bo



Don't let your mouth write a check that your tail can't cash.
Bo Diddley : 9824 : Diddley, Bo



In general, the more a people is civilized, refined, the less its morals are poetic; everything weakens and turns mild.
Denis Diderot : 433 : Diderot, Denis



Women swallow at one mouthful the lie that flatters, and drink drop by drop the truth that is bitter.
Denis Diderot : 2468 : Diderot, Denis



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 : 3027 : Diderot, Denis



Pithy sentences are like sharp nails which force truth upon our memory.
Denis Diderot : 5465 : Diderot, Denis



Only God and some few rare geniuses can keep forging ahead into novelty.
Denis Diderot : 8365 : Diderot, Denis



All children are essentially criminal.
Denis Diderot : 9186 : Diderot, Denis



Distance is a great promoter of admiration.
Denis Diderot : 10582 : Diderot, Denis



The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
Joan Didion : 4314 : Didion, Joan



A place belongs forever to whoever claims it hardest, remembers it most obsessively, wrenches it from itself, shapes it, renders it, loves it so radically that he remakes it in his own image.
Joan Didion : 8182 : Didion, Joan



Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power.
Joan Didion : 10996 : Didion, Joan



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 : 1267 : Dietrich, Marlene



Superstitions are habits rather than beliefs.
Marlene Dietrich : 6160 : Dietrich, Marlene



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 : 6922 : Dietrich, Marlene



It's the friends you can call up at four A. M. that matter.
Marlene Dietrich : 8115 : Dietrich, Marlene



The relationship between the make-up man and the film actor is that of accomplices in crime.
Marlene Dietrich : 8319 : Dietrich, Marlene



Children will tell you how lonely it is sleeping alone. if possible you should always sleep with someone you love. You both recharge your mutual batteries free of charge.
Marlene Dietrich : 11176 : Dietrich, Marlene



I think the dying pray at the last not "please" but "thank you" as a guest thanks his host at the door.
Annie Dillard : 113 : Dillard, Annie



There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
Annie Dillard : 4361 : Dillard, Annie



There is a certain age at which a child looks at you in all earnestness and delivers a long, pleased speech in all the true inflections of spoken English, but with not one recognizable syllable.
Annie Dillard : 8178 : Dillard, Annie



Every book has an intrinsic impossibility, which its writer discovers as soon as his first excitement dwindles.
Annie Dillard : 8288 : Dillard, Annie



A schedule defends from chaos and whim. It is a net for catching days. It is a scaffolding on which a worker can stand and labor with both hands at sections of time.
Annie Dillard : 9967 : Dillard, Annie



You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.
Annie Dillard : 11175 : Dillard, Annie



Fang, my husband, says the only thing domestic about me is that I was born in this country.
Phyllis Diller : 1457 : Diller, Phyllis



Women want men, careers, money, children, friends, luxury, comfort, independence, freedom, respect, love, and a three-dollar pantyhose that won't run.
Phyllis Diller : 1458 : Diller, Phyllis



Old age is when the liver spots show through your gloves.
Phyllis Diller : 1459 : Diller, Phyllis



When I go to the beauty parlor, I always use the emergency entrance. Sometimes I just go for an estimate.
Phyllis Diller : 2576 : Diller, Phyllis



A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
Phyllis Diller : 4840 : Diller, Phyllis



If your house is really a mess and a stranger comes to the door, greet him with, "Who could have done this? We have no enemies."
Phyllis Diller : 7255 : Diller, Phyllis



Cleaning your house while your kids are still growing is like shoveling the walk before it stops snowing.
Phyllis Diller : 8301 : Diller, Phyllis



Never go to bed mad - stay up and fight.
Phyllis Diller : 9847 : Diller, Phyllis



I was in a beauty contest once. I not only came in last, I was hit in the mouth by Ms. Congeniality.
Phyllis Diller : 10183 : Diller, Phyllis



I want my children to have all the things I couldn't afford. Then I want to move in with them.
Phyllis Diller : 12281 : Diller, Phyllis



These few dollars you lose here today are going to buy you stories to tell your children and great-grandchildren.
John Dillinger : 6870 : Dillinger, John



Ironically, rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have!
Don A. Dillman : 7186 : Dillman, Don A.



Repentance, without amendment, is like continually pumping without mending the leak.
Lewis W. Dilwyn : 3787 : Dilwyn, Lewis W.



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 : 2342 : Dimaggio, Joe



Architecture, of all the arts, is the one which acts the most slowly, but the most surely, on the soul.
Ernest Dimnet : 2772 : Dimnet, Ernest



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 : 892 : Dinesen, Isak



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 : 893 : Dinesen, Isak



In the mind and nature of a man a secret is an ugly thing, like a hidden physical defect.
Isak Dinesen : 6702 : Dinesen, Isak



Through all the world there goes one long cry from the heart of the artist: give me leave to do my utmost.
Isak Dinesen : 7969 : Dinesen, Isak



God made the world round so we could never see too far down the road.
Isak Dinesen : 8470 : Dinesen, Isak



People need to respect each other's concerns and differences. And frankly, there's far more in common than divides us.
David Dinkins : 11561 : Dinkins, David



Over the door of a library in Thebes is the inscription, "Medicine For The Soul".
Diodorus Siculus : 440 : Diodorus Siculus



Aristotle said that education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity.
Diogenes : 441 : Diogenes



A blush is the color of virtue.
Diogenes : 2131 : Diogenes



Most men are within a finger's breadth of being mad.
Diogenes : 7720 : Diogenes



We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less.
Diogenes : 11398 : Diogenes



Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior : 5500 : Dior, Christian



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 : 5925 : Dirac, Paul



A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you're talking about real money.
Everett Dirksen : 3763 : Dirksen, Everett



I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.
Everett Dirksen : 7173 : Dirksen, Everett



It's not hard to make decisions when you know what your values are.
Roy Disney : 1583 : Disney, Roy



I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I've ever known.
Walt Disney : 2924 : Disney, Walt



I could never convince the financiers that Disneyland was feasible because dreams offer too little collateral.
Walt Disney : 8995 : Disney, Walt



Cartoon animation offers a medium of storytelling and visual entertainment which can bring pleasure and information to people of all ages everywhere in the world.
Walt Disney : 9976 : Disney, Walt



You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
Walt Disney : 10294 : Disney, Walt



When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way, implicitly and unquestionable.
Walt Disney : 10884 : Disney, Walt



The more you like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.
Walt Disney : 10984 : Disney, Walt



Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
Benjamin Disraeli : 227 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Read no history: nothing but biography, for that is life without theory.
Benjamin Disraeli : 228 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Man is not the creature of circumstances. Circumstances are the creatures of man.
Benjamin Disraeli : 229 : Disraeli, Benjamin



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 : 230 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
Benjamin Disraeli : 231 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Youth is a blunder; manhood a struggle; old age a regret
Disraeli : 443 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The wisdom of the wise and the experience of ages may be preserved by quotation.
Disraeli : 444 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Mankind may supply us with facts, but the results, even if they agree with previous ones, must be the work of our mind.
Disraeli : 1993 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The secret of success is constancy of purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli : 2115 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action.
Benjamin Disraeli : 2475 : Disraeli, Benjamin



To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step in knowledge.
Benjamin Disraeli : 2557 : Disraeli, Benjamin



A university should be a place of light, of liberty, and of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli : 2623 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Youth is the trustee of prosperity.
Benjamin Disraeli : 3632 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Teach us that wealth is not elegance, that profusion is not magnificence, that splendor is not beauty.
Benjamin Disraeli : 3845 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.
Benjamin Disraeli : 4342 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The best way to become acquainted with a subject is to write a book about it.
Benjamin Disraeli : 4587 : Disraeli, Benjamin



There are some silent people who are more interesting than the best talkers.
Benjamin Disraeli : 5071 : Disraeli, Benjamin



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 : 6249 : Disraeli, Benjamin



He was one of those men who think that the world can be saved by writing a pamphlet.
Benjamin Disraeli : 6701 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Great services are not canceled by one act or by one single error.
Benjamin Disraeli : 6752 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The most dangerous strategy is to jump a chasm in two leaps.
Benjamin Disraeli : 6769 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Individuals may form communities, but it is institutions alone that can create a nation.
Benjamin Disraeli : 6933 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli : 7010 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Wherever is found what is called a paternal government was found a State education. It had been discovered that the best way to insure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery.
Benjamin Disraeli : 7177 : Disraeli, Benjamin



Like all great travelers, I have seen more than I remember, and remember more than I have seen.
Benjamin Disraeli : 7448 : Disraeli, Benjamin



There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli : 7691 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
Benjamin Disraeli : 7740 : Disraeli, Benjamin



It destroys one's nerves to be amiable every day to the same human being.
Benjamin Disraeli : 10258 : Disraeli, Benjamin



What we anticipate seldom occurs, but what we least expect generally happens.
Benjamin Disraeli : 10292 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The more extensive a man's knowledge of what has been done, the greater will be his power of knowing what to do.
Benjamin Disraeli : 10713 : Disraeli, Benjamin



As a general rule the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information.
Benjamin Disraeli : 10756 : Disraeli, Benjamin



The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to him his own.
Benjamin Disraeli : 10904 : Disraeli, Benjamin



It is well known what a middleman is: He is a man who bamboozles one party and plunders the other.
Benjamin Disraeli : 11594 : Disraeli, Benjamin



If you are determined enough and willing to pay the price, you can get it done.
Mike Ditka : 7490 : Ditka, Mike



Football is not really a contact sport, it's a collision sport. And it's a matter of skill, strength, endurance, and strategy. But I think when it comes down to it, people just like to hit each other.
Mike Ditka : 9940 : Ditka, Mike



While it is a misfortune to a woman never to be loved, it is a tragedy for her never to love.
Dorothy Dix : 2278 : Dix, Dorothy



The reason husbands and wives don't understand each other is because they belong to different sexes.
Dorothy Dix : 3347 : Dix, Dorothy



Surely the consolation of old age is finding out how few things are worth worrying over.
Dorothy Dix : 7418 : Dix, Dorothy



An unexpected fact is less readily absorbed than one which was expected.
Norman F. Dixon : 8050 : Dixon, Norman F.



Every generation is convinced there has been a deplorable breakdown of manners.
Byron Dobell : 11324 : Dobell, Byron



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 : 1451 : Dobereiner, Peter



There is always a way to be honest without being brutal.
Arthur Dobrin : 7171 : Dobrin, Arthur



Writers are not just people who sit down and write. They hazard themselves. Every time you compose a book your composition of yourself is at stake.
E. L. Doctorow : 11883 : Doctorow, E. L.



Honolulu: it's got everything: sand for the children, sun for the wife, sharks for the wife's mother.
Ken Dodd : 10259 : Dodd, Ken



Great individuals, not great organization men, make a college or university great.
Harold W. Dodds : 2521 : Dodds, Harold W.



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 : 1541 : Doisneau, Robert



Sometimes I think we're the only two lawyers who trust each other.
Elizabeth Dole, To Bob Dole : 539 : Dole, Elizabeth



When you're in your nineties and looking back, it's not going to be how much money you made or how many awards you've won. It's really what did you stand for. Did you make a positive difference for people?
Elizabeth Dole : 11151 : Dole, Elizabeth



Only the amateurs stay mad.
Sam Donaldson : 1597 : Donaldson, Sam



We need metaphors of magic and monsters in order to understand the human condition.
Stephen Donaldson : 2820 : Donaldson, Stephen



Writing is turning one's worst moments into money.
J. P. Donleavy : 6155 : Donleavy, J. P.



Remember me not for my abilities, but remember my labors and my endeavors.
John Donne : 2052 : Donne, John



Death be not proud, though some have called thee mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.
John Donne : 2845 : Donne, John



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 : 2978 : Donne, John



Reason is our soul's left hand, faith her right; By these we reach divinity.
John Donne : 6739 : Donne, John



Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
John Donne : 7900 : Donne, John



No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent.
John Donne : 9222 : Donne, John



The man who follows a crowd will never be followed by a crowd.
R. S. Donnell : 8749 : Donnell, R. S.



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 : 2398 : Doob, Leonard W.



The world is hard to love, though we must love it because we have no other, and to fail to love it is not to exist at all.
Mark Van Doren : 8274 : Doren, Mark Van



It's very dangerous if you keep love letters from someone who is not now your husband.
Diana Dors : 2439 : Dors, Diana



To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
Tony Dorsett : 11654 : Dorsett, Tony



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 : 4188 : Dossey, Larry



Man survives where swine perish, and laughs where gods go mad.
Dostoyevsky : 466 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



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 : 646 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



So long as man remains free he strives for nothing so incessantly and so painfully as to find someone to worship.
Fyodor Dostoevsky : 647 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



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 : 2232 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



If the devil does not exist, and Man has created him, he has created him in his own image and likeness.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky : 5650 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky : 7154 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



A real gentleman, even if he loses everything he owns, must show no emotion. Money must be so far beneath a gentleman that it is hardly worth troubling about.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky : 7207 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



The strongest and most influential memories are almost always those of childhood.
Fyodor Dostoevsky : 10506 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



Can one even as much as touch a gaming table without becoming immediately infected with superstition?
Fyodor Dostoevsky : 10733 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



To go wrong in one's own way is better than to go right in someone else'S.
Fyodor Dostoyevsky : 11143 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



The formula "two and two is five" is not without its attractions.
Fyodor Dostoevsky : 12034 : Dostoyevsky, Fyodor Mikhailovich



A man can wear a hat for years without being oppressed by its shabbiness.
James Douglas : 3408 : Douglas, James



I like to think of thoughts as living blossoms borne by the human tree.
James Douglas : 8505 : Douglas, James



It is good to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark, so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
James Douglas : 10406 : Douglas, James



Awkward, technically difficult: You've got to do acrobatics and contortions so the lighting and camera angles are right. Sorry guys, but love scenes are work.
Michael Douglas : 9972 : Douglas, Michael



Are we never to learn that socialism has its roots in envy and in nothing else?
Norman Douglas : 2016 : Douglas, Norman



You can tell the ideals of a nation by its advertisements.
Norman Douglas : 2632 : Douglas, Norman



The heroes, the saints, and sages – they are those who face the world alone.
Norman Douglas : 2871 : Douglas, Norman



A man who reforms himself has contributed his full share toward the reformation of his neighbor.
Norman Douglas : 3811 : Douglas, Norman



Why always "not yet"? Do flowers in spring say "not yet"?
Norman Douglas : 4852 : Douglas, Norman



Perhaps one should not think so much of oneself, though it is an interesting subject.
Norman Douglas : 6433 : Douglas, Norman



The Liberals talk about a stable government, but we don't know how bad the stable is going to smell.
Thomas Douglas : 6052 : Douglas, Thomas



Where people have no dreams and no hopes and aspirations, life becomes dull and a meaningless wilderness.
Tommy Douglas : 8478 : Douglas, Tommy



The right to be let alone is indeed the beginning of all freedoms.
William O. Douglas : 7352 : Douglas, William O.



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 : 3470 : Douglass, Frederick



A gentleman will not insult me, and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass : 6199 : Douglass, Frederick



Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.
Frederick Douglass : 9872 : Douglass, Frederick



We are one, our cause is one, and we must help each other, if we are to succeed.
Frederick Douglass : 12654 : Douglass, Frederick



When I am asked, "What made you want to be a writer?" my answer has always been, "Books." First and foremost, now, then, and always, I have been passionate about books.
Rita Dove : 9293 : Dove, Rita



When the right man smiled it would be, music skittering up her calf, like a chuckle.
Rita Dove : 12013 : Dove, Rita



The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
Maureen Dowd : 3757 : Dowd, Maureen



Sometimes a noble failure serves the world as faithfully as a distinguished success.
Dowden : 470 : Dowden



Hatred is never anything but fear - if you feared no one, you would hate no one.
Hugh Downs : 882 : Downs, Hugh



I have forgot much, Cynara! Gone with the wind, Flung roses, roses, riotously, with the throng, dancing, to put thy pale. lost lilies out of mind.
Ernest Dowson : 8233 : Dowson, Ernest



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 : 1656 : Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan



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 : 4608 : Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan



Crime is common, logic is rare, therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell.
Arthur Conan Doyle : 11123 : Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan



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 : 4155 : Dr. Seuss



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 : 6179 : Dr. Seuss



My alphabet starts with this letter called yuzz. It's the letter I use to spell yuzz-a-ma-tuzz. You'll be sort of surprised what there is to be found once you go beyond 'Z' and start poking around!
Dr. Seuss : 8179 : Dr. Seuss



Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss : 8425 : Dr. Seuss



Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is 'youer' than you.
Dr. Seuss : 8447 : Dr. Seuss



I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living.
Dr. Seuss : 9040 : Dr. Seuss



Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try!
Dr. Seuss : 9864 : Dr. Seuss



You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.
Dr. Seuss : 10192 : Dr. Seuss



You're on your own, and you know what you know, and you are the guy who'll decide where to go.
Dr. Seuss : 11452 : Dr. Seuss



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 : 1219 : Drabble, Margaret



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 : 1220 : Drabble, Margaret



Sometimes it seems the only accomplishment my education ever bestowed on me was the ability to think in quotations.
Margaret Drabble : 1221 : Drabble, Margaret



If a ferret bites you it is nearly always your own fault.
Phil Drabble : 4127 : Drabble, Phil



Blessed are the curious, for they shall have adventures.
Lovelle Drachman : 12598 : Drachman, Lovelle



Sometimes it's the journey that teaches you a lot about your destination.
Drake : 12587 : Drake



A bad grade is only one letter in the Essay of Life.
Lee Drake : 4861 : Drake, Lee



The advantage of time and place in practical actions is half the victory; which being lost is irrecoverable.
Sir Francis Drake : 1659 : Drake, Sir Francis



The Montreal Olympics can no more have a deficit than a man can have a baby.
Jean Drapeau : 951 : Drapeau, Jean



Our beliefs in a rich future life are of little importance unless we coin them into a rich present life.
Thomas Dreier : 1771 : Dreier, Thomas



Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser : 12708 : Dreiser, Theodore



Be true to the best you know. This is your high ideal. If you do your best, you cannot do more.
H. W. Dresses : 7995 : Dresses, H. W.



It's not how old you are, but how you are old.
Marie Dressler : 10566 : Dressler, Marie



Too often travel, instead of broadening the mind, merely lengthens the conversation.
Elizabeth Drew : 7437 : Drew, Elizabeth



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 : 2618 : Dreyfuss, Richard



I always knew that I could be a star for the audience that didn't relate to John Wayne or Al Pacino.
Richard Dreyfuss : 3151 : Dreyfuss, Richard



Happiness has a bad rap. People say it shouldn't be your goal in life. Oh, yes it should.
Richard Dreyfuss : 9203 : Dreyfuss, Richard



The higher one is in a hierarchy, the more befuddled one becomes when one attempts to operate the photocopy machine.
Robert S. Driscoll : 9694 : Driscoll, Robert S.



There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker : 1452 : Drucker, Peter F.



The best way to predict the future is to create it.
Peter F. Drucker : 7160 : Drucker, Peter F.



Wherever you see a successful business, someone once made a courageous decision.
Peter Drucker : 7671 : Drucker, Peter F.



Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.
Peter Drucker : 10974 : Drucker, Peter F.



Efficiency is doing things right; effectiveness is doing the right things.
Peter Drucker : 11337 : Drucker, Peter F.



A man should never be appointed into a managerial position if his vision focuses on people's weaknesses rather than on their strengths.
Peter Drucker : 12696 : Drucker, Peter F.



People never know what kind of hobby they're no good at until they've spent a fortune on it.
John Drybred : 11614 : Drybred, John



One cannot say he wanted wit, but rather that he was frugal of it.
John Dryden : 994 : Dryden, John



Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies.
John Dryden : 995 : Dryden, John



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 : 2304 : Dryden, John



He invades authors like a monarch; and what would be theft in other poets, is only victory in him.
John Dryden, on Ben Jonson : 8988 : Dryden, John



Only man clogs his happiness with care, destroying what is, with thoughts of what may be.
John Dryden : 9038 : Dryden, John



For all the happiness mankind can gain, is not in pleasure, but in rest from pain.
John Dryden : 10517 : Dryden, John



But far more numerous was the herd of such, Who think too little and who talk too much.
John Dryden : 11307 : Dryden, John



Believe in life! Always human beings will live and progress to greater, broader, and fuller life.
W. E. B. Du Bois : 1840 : Du Bois, W. E. B.



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 : 2320 : Du Bois, W. E. B.



The cost of liberty is less than the price of repression.
W. E. B. Du Bois : 6789 : Du Bois, W. E. B.



If there is anybody in this land who thoroughly believes that the meek shall inherit the earth, they have not often let their presence be known.
W. E. B. Du Bois : 9318 : Du Bois, W. E. B.



Let us choose for ourselves our path in life, and let us try to strew that path with flowers.
Emilie du Chatelet : 12586 : du Chatelet, Emilie



Women are never stronger than when they arm themselves with their weaknesses.
Madame Marie Du Deffand : 11861 : Du Deffand, Madame Marie



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 : 3491 : du Maurier, Daphne



The ambition of every good cook must be to make something very good with the fewest possible ingredients.
Chef Urbain Dubois : 4480 : Dubois, Chef Urbain



Reporters keep asking me, "What did you do to research playing a doctor?" The answer is, I watched as much "ER" as I could.
David Duchovny : 11240 : Duchovny, David



Fame is based on what people say about you, reputation on what they think of you.
Louis Dudek : 1189 : Dudek, Louis



Everything that can be invented has been invented.
Charles H. Duell(Commissioner, U. S. Office of Patents, 1899) : 5680 : Duell, Charles H.



You can find poetry in your everyday life, your memory, in what people say on the bus, in the news, or just what's in your heart.
Carol Ann Duffy : 12607 : Duffy, Carol Ann



I used to say of him that his presence on the field made the difference of forty thousand men.
Duke of Wellington, on Napoleon : 7287 : Duke of Wellington



Social progress does not have to be bought at the price of individual freedom.
John Foster Dulles : 2524 : Dulles, John Foster



Of all the tasks of government, the most basic is to protect its citizens against violence.
John Dulles : 11848 : Dulles, John Foster



We enjoy thoroughly only the pleasure that we give.
Alexandre Dumas : 2113 : Dumas, Alexandre



Kings will lose privilege, as stars which have completed their time lose their splendor.
Alexandre Dumas, pere : 2507 : Dumas, Alexandre



There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Alexander Dumas : 3929 : Dumas, Alexandre



I prefer rogues to imbeciles because they sometimes take a rest.
Alexandre Dumas : 5398 : Dumas, Alexandre



How is it that little children are so intelligent and men so stupid? It must be education that does it.
Alexandre Dumas : 10471 : Dumas, Alexandre



Music is the only noise for which one is obliged to pay.
Alexandre Dumas : 10830 : Dumas, Alexandre



There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state with another, nothing more.
Alexandre Dumas : 12145 : Dumas, Alexandre



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 : 5918 : Duncan, Isadora



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 : 5960 : Duncan, Isadora



Dancing: the highest intelligence in the freest body.
Isadora Duncan : 6690 : Duncan, Isadora



Art is not necessary at all. All that is necessary to make this world a better place to live in is to love - to love as Christ loved, as Buddha loved.
Isadora Duncan : 10657 : Duncan, Isadora



So long as little children are allowed to suffer, there is no true love in this world.
Isadora Duncan : 11713 : Duncan, Isadora



I find I always have to write something on a steamed mirror.
Elaine Dundy : 4408 : Dundy, Elaine



I always believed that if you set out to be successful, then you already were.
Katherine Dunham : 6822 : Dunham, Katherine



Everything one does enough of eventually generates its own interest and one then begins to believe in it.
Alan Dunn : 2462 : Dunn, Alan



Change is an easy panacea. It takes character to stay in one place and be happy there.
Elizabeth Clarke Dunn : 2391 : Dunn, Elizabeth Clarke



Athlete: A dignified bunch of muscles, unable to do dishes or mow the lawn.
H. Alan Dunn : 10111 : Dunn, H. Alan



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 : 1081 : Dunn, Katherine



What happened to Truman Capote was that he got inside the establishment and tried to stay. It's just a place to visit.
Dominick Dunne : 7271 : Dunne, Dominick



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 : 600 : Dunne, Finley Peter



People tell me to be frank but how can I when I don't dare to know myself?
Finley Peter Dunne : 601 : Dunne, Finley Peter



It doesn't make much difference what you study as long as you don't like it.
Finley Peter Dunne : 2603 : Dunne, Finley Peter



The past always looks better than it was; it's only pleasant because it isn't here.
Finley Peter Dunne : 3793 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Swearing was invented as a compromise between running away and fighting.
Finley Peter Dunne : 4818 : Dunne, Finley Peter



There are no friends at cards or world politics.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5563 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Trust everybody, but cut the cards.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5584 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5585 : Dunne, Finley Peter



An appeal is when you ask one court to show its contempt for another court.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5586 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5587 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Most vegetarians look so much like the food they eat that they can be classified as cannibals.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5588 : Dunne, Finley Peter



You can lead a man up to the university, but you can't make him think.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5589 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5591 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Among men, Hennessy, wet eye means dry heart.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5592 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Comfort the afflicted, afflict the comfortable.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5593 : Dunne, Finley Peter



The best husbands stay bachelors; they're too considerate to get married.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5594 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5595 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5596 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5597 : Dunne, Finley Peter



A man has more fun wishing for the things he hasn't got than enjoying the things he has got.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5598 : Dunne, Finley Peter



I wonder why you can always read a doctor's bill and you never can read his prescription.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5599 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5600 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5601 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5602 : Dunne, Finley Peter



Like most poets, preachers, and metaphysicians, he burst into conclusion at a spark of evidence.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5603 : Dunne, Finley Peter



A lie with a purpose is one of the worst kind, and the most profitable.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5604 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5605 : Dunne, Finley Peter



No matter whether the country follows the flag or not, the Supreme Court follows the election returns.
Finley Peter Dunne : 5616 : Dunne, Finley Peter



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 : 5617 : Dunne, Finley Peter



But logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effect when taken in too large quantities.
Edward Dunsany : 4347 : Dunsany, Edward



Logic, like whiskey, loses its beneficial effects when taken in large quantities.
Lord Dunsany : 1178 : Dunsany, Lord



No doubt, it is not necessary to have an amount of wit or imagination; but it is indispensable that we should not think we have it when we don't.
Felix A. Dupanloup : 11197 : Dupanloup, Felix A.



The family is the nucleus of civilization.
Ariel and Will Durant : 11679 : Durant, Ariel and Will



Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.
Kevin Durant : 11721 : Durant, Kevin



As we acquire knowledge, things do not become more comprehensible, but more mysterious.
Will Durant : 1881 : Durant, Will



The world wisely prefers happiness to wisdom.
Will Durant : 1882 : Durant, Will



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 : 2314 : Durant, Will



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 : 2954 : Durant, Will



Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.
Will Durant : 3115 : Durant, Will



Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant : 3603 : Durant, Will



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 : 5954 : Durant, Will



The great snare in human thought is unconditional acceptance or irrational assumptions.
Will Durant : 7000 : Durant, Will



Nothing is often a good thing to do, and always a clever thing to say.
Will Durant : 12155 : Durant, Will



Be nice to people on your way up because you may meet them on your way down.
Jimmy Durante : 6829 : Durante, Jimmy



Just as a Hollywood pin-up represented sex, so I represented the ideal daughter millions of fathers and mothers wished they had.
Deanna Durbin : 5988 : Durbin, Deanna



There are only five things you can do in baseball - run, throw, catch, hit, and hit with power.
Leo Durocher : 10755 : Durocher, Leo



What are we at the park for except to win? I'd trip my mother. I'd help her up, brush her off, tell her I'm sorry. But mom don't make it to third.
Leo Durocher : 11890 : Durocher, Leo



I love to feel events overlapping each other, crawling over one another like wet crabs in a basket.
Lawrence Durrell : 1136 : Durrell, Lawrence



Like all young men I set out to be a genius, but mercifully laughter intervened.
Lawrence Durrell : 2452 : Durrell, Lawrence



A woman's best love letters are always written to the man she is betraying.
Lawrence Durrell : 7333 : Durrell, Lawrence



No one can go on being a rebel too long without turning into an autocrat.
Lawrence Durrell : 7679 : Durrell, Lawrence



I hate the outdoors. To me, outdoors is where the car is.
Will Durst : 4506 : Durst, Will



While gossip among women is universally ridiculed as low and trivial, gossip among men, especially if it is about women, is called theory, or idea, or fact.
Andrea Dworkin : 7544 : Dworkin, Andrea



Freedom is not an abstraction, nor is a little of it enough.
Andrea Dworkin : 10131 : Dworkin, Andrea



You leave old habits behind by starting out with the thought, 'I release the need for this in my life'.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer : 2148 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



The components of anxiety, stress, fear, and anger do not exist independently of you in the world. They simply do not exist in the physical world, even though we talk about them as if they do.
Wayne Dyer : 7836 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.
Wayne Dyer : 8056 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



There's no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love. There is only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
Wayne Dyer : 8616 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



If I could define enlightenment briefly I would say it is "the quiet acceptance of what is."
Wayne Dyer : 8688 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



We are Divine enough to ask and we are important enough to receive.
Wayne Dyer : 9095 : Dyer, Dr. Wayne W.



When you squeeze an orange, orange juice comes out because that's what's inside. When you are squeezed, what comes out is what is inside.
Wayne Dyer : 9342 : Dyer, Wayne



When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.
Wayne Dyer : 9617 : Dyer, Wayne



Everything in the universe has a purpose. Indeed, the invisible intelligence that flows through everything in a purposeful fashion is also flowing through you.
Wayne Dyer : 9644 : Dyer, Wayne



Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
Wayne Dyer : 10219 : Dyer, Wayne



He not busy being born is busy dying.
Bob Dylan : 2655 : Dylan, Bob



Ah, but I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
Bob Dylan : 4865 : Dylan, Bob



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 : 5022 : Dylan, Bob



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 : 6605 : Dylan, Bob



In writing songs, I've learned as much from Cezanne as I have from Woody Guthrie.
Bob Dylan : 7340 : Dylan, Bob



The only thing people really have in common is that they are all going to die.
Bob Dylan : 7482 : Dylan, Bob



I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom
Bob Dylan : 9151 : Dylan, Bob



The world don't need any more songs. If nobody wrote any songs from this day on, the world ain't gonna suffer it.
Bob Dylan : 9392 : Dylan, Bob



People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.
Bob Dylan : 10529 : Dylan, Bob



If you choose to live outside the law, you must obey the law more stringently than anyone.
Bob Dylan : 12179 : Dylan, Bob



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 : 5914 : Dyson, Freeman



It is not easy to do something good, but it is extremely difficult to do something bad.
Charles Eames : 10189 : Eames, Charles



I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail, their failure must be but a challenge to others.
Amelia Earhart : 8223 : Earhart, Amelia



In soloing - as in other activities - it is far easier to start something than it is to finish it.
Amelia Earhart : 8656 : Earhart, Amelia



The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.
Amelia Earhart : 11100 : Earhart, Amelia



You can act to change and control your life and the procedure. The process is its own reward.
Amelia Earhart : 12588 : Earhart, Amelia



History is only a confused heap of facts.
Earl of Chesterfield : 9837 : Earl of Chesterfield



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 : 4208 : Earl of Sandwich



I think there are only three things America will be known for two thousand years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution, jazz music, and baseball.
Gerald Early : 7201 : Early, Gerald



The streets of the City of Failure are paved with alibis - some of which are absolutely perfect.
Harry A. Earnshaw : 3682 : Earnshaw, Harry A.



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 : 392 : Eastwood, Clint



When you're not interested in trying new things, that's when you should start hitting golf balls.
Clint Eastwood : 393 : Eastwood, Clint



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 : 394 : Eastwood, Clint



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 : 2194 : Eastwood, Clint



I used to play a lot of lab assistants. I'd be the guy running in, yelling "The place is on fire!" I never got shot or died - if that had happened, I would've gotten more screen time than average.
Clint Eastwood : 7176 : Eastwood, Clint



They say marriages are made in heaven, but so is thunder and lightning.
Clint Eastwood : 10276 : Eastwood, Clint



I've always thought of myself as a character actor rather than a leading man.
Clint Eastwood : 10798 : Eastwood, Clint



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 : 6 : Eban, Abba



History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
Abba Eban : 7 : Eban, Abba



Propaganda is the art of persuading others of what you don't believe yourself.
Abba Eban : 3467 : Eban, Abba



Now more than ever do I realize that I shall never be content with a sedentary life, and that I shall always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.
Isabelle Eberhardt : 7862 : Eberhardt, Isabelle



Tom Hanks must be fundamentally a good person, or he is an even better actor than we think
Roger Ebert : 11992 : Ebert, Roger



We don't believe in rheumatism and love until after the first attack.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach : 2853 : Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von



If there is a faith that can move mountains, it is a faith in your own power.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach : 4917 : Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von



If you have one good idea, people will lend you twenty.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach : 11802 : Ebner-Eschenbach, Marie von



A feast is made for laughter, and wine maketh merry; but money answereth all things.
The Bible, Ecclesiastes : 9158 : Ecclesiastes



If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, "Thank you," that would suffice.
Meister Eckhart : 6848 : Eckhart, Meister



To be full of things is to be empty of God. To be empty of things is to be full of God.
Meister Eckhart : 8013 : Eckhart, Meister



The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake.
Meister Eckhart : 12116 : Eckhart, Meister



I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom, and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.
Arthur Eddington : 9627 : Eddington, Arthur



Angels are pure thoughts from God, winged with truth and love.
Mary Baker Eddy : 7360 : Eddy, Mary Baker



Being considerate of others will take your children further in life than any college degree.
Marian Wright Edelman : 9249 : Edelman, Marian Wright



Corruption never has been compulsory.
Anthony Eden : 11692 : Eden, Anthony



The human heart, at whatever age, opens only to the heart that opens in return.
Maria Edgeworth : 1999 : Edgeworth, Maria



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 : 2324 : Edgeworth, Maria



Friends should quarrel to strengthen their attachment, and offend each other for the pleasure of being reconciled.
Maria Edgeworth : 10038 : Edgeworth, Maria



It is quite fitting that charity should begin at home, but it should not end at home; for those that help nobody will find none to help them in time of need.
Maria Edgeworth : 11513 : Edgeworth, Maria



Show me a thoroughly satisfied man, and I will show you a failure.
Thomas A. Edison : 1764 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.
Thomas Edison : 2040 : Edison, Thomas Alva



I am long on ideas but short on time. I expect to live only about one hundred years.
Thomas A. Edison : 2295 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress.
Thomas A. Edison : 2517 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Everything comes to him who hustles while he waits.
Thomas A. Edison : 3715 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.
Thomas Edison : 3855 : Edison, Thomas Alva



The inventor tries to meet the demands of a crazy civilization.
Thomas Edison : 5138 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Results! Why, man, I have gotten a lot of results. I know several thousand things that won't work.
Thomas Edison : 5525 : Edison, Thomas Alva



I have not failed. I've just found ten thousand ways that won't work.
Thomas Alva Edison : 5893 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.
Thomas Alva Edison : 6566 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Restlessness is discontent - and discontent is the first necessity of progress. Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Edison : 7226 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Remember, nothing that's good works by itself, just to please you. You've got to make the damn thing work.
Thomas Alva Edison : 8291 : Edison, Thomas Alva



I never did anything worth doing by accident, nor did any of my inventions come by accident; they came by work.
Thomas Edison : 8639 : Edison, Thomas Alva



I have friends in overalls whose friendship I would not swap for the favor of the kings of the world.
Thomas A. Edison : 9325 : Edison, Thomas Alva



The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison : 9889 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Until a man duplicates a blade of grass, nature can laugh at his so-called scientific knowledge.
Thomas Alva Edison : 12215 : Edison, Thomas Alva



Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.
Thomas A. Edison : 12637 : Edison, Thomas Alva



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 : 2222 : Edward VIII



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 : 273 : Edwards, Bob



Now I know what a statesman is; he's a dead politician. We need more statesmen.
Bob Edwards : 2003 : Edwards, Bob



I've often said that the most important thing you can give your children is wings.
Elizabeth Edwards : 8130 : Edwards, Elizabeth



In helping others, we shall help ourselves, for whatever good we give out completes the circle and comes back to us.
Flora Edwards : 7941 : Edwards, Flora



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 : 4616 : Edwards, Jonathan



Resolved: Never to do anything which I should be afraid to do if it were the last hour of my life.
Jonathan Edwards : 5526 : Edwards, Jonathan



I tried, in my time, to be a philosopher, but ... cheerfulness was always breaking in.
Oliver Edwards : 4950 : Edwards, Oliver



A good man who goes wrong is just a bad man who has been found out.
Robert Chambers Edwards : 3713 : Edwards, Robert Chambers



Imperfect knowledge is the parent of doubt; thorough and honest research dispels it.
Tryon Edwards : 1807 : Edwards, Tryon



Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards : 8414 : Edwards, Tryon



Contemplation is to knowledge what digestion is to food - the way to get life out of it.
Tryon Edwards : 10499 : Edwards, Tryon



Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston : 3576 : Eggleston, Edward



You could cover the whole world with asphalt, but sooner or later green grass would break through.
Ilya Ehrenburg : 5006 : Ehrenburg, Ilya



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 : 217 : Ehrenreich, Barbara



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 : 2340 : Ehrenreich, Barbara



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 : 2659 : Ehrenreich, Barbara



James Bond in his Sean Connery days was the first well-known bachelor on the American scene who was not a drifter or a degenerate and did not eat out of cans.
Barbara Ehrenreich : 7536 : Ehrenreich, Barbara



We who officially value freedom of speech above life itself seem to have nothing to talk about but the weather.
Barbara Ehrenreich : 8626 : Ehrenreich, Barbara



With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann (from Desiderata) : 3838 : Ehrmann, Max



A theory can be proved by experiment; but no path leads from experiment to the birth of a theory.
Albert Einstein : 36 : Einstein, Albert



I consider ethics to be an exclusively human concern with no superhuman authority behind it.
Albert Einstein : 37 : Einstein, Albert



I, at any rate, am convinced that God is not playing at dice.
Albert Einstein : 38 : Einstein, Albert



Perfections of means and confusion of goals seem - in my opinion - to characterize our age.
Albert Einstein : 39 : Einstein, Albert



The development of general ability for independent thinking and judgment should always be placed foremost, not the acquisition of special knowledge.
Albert Einstein : 40 : Einstein, Albert



My political ideal is democracy. Everyone should be respected as an individual but no one idolized.
Albert Einstein : 41 : Einstein, Albert



Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.
Albert Einstein : 42 : Einstein, Albert



I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.
Albert Einstein : 43 : Einstein, Albert



No amount of experimentation can prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong.
Albert Einstein : 44 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 2171 : Einstein, Albert



No one knows enough to be a pessimist.
Albert Einstein : 2196 : Einstein, Albert



He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein : 2215 : Einstein, Albert



I think and think for months, for years. Ninety-nine times the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
Albert Einstein : 3111 : Einstein, Albert



I am neither especially clever nor especially gifted. I am only very, very curious
Albert Einstein : 3193 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 3443 : Einstein, Albert



An empty stomach is not a good political adviser
Albert Einstein : 3717 : Einstein, Albert



It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity.
Albert Einstein : 3721 : Einstein, Albert



I have reached an age when, if someone tells me to wear socks, I don't have to.
Albert Einstein : 3766 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 3784 : Einstein, Albert



Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.
Albert Einstein : 3990 : Einstein, Albert



It was the experience of mystery - even if mixed with fear - that engendered religion.
Albert Einstein : 4093 : Einstein, Albert



Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.
Albert Einstein : 4141 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 4178 : Einstein, Albert



People love chopping wood. In this activity one immediately sees results.
Albert Einstein : 4374 : Einstein, Albert



Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a persistent one.
Albert Einstein : 4428 : Einstein, Albert



Isn't it strange that I who have only written unpopular books should be such a popular fellow.
Albert Einstein : 4432 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 4669 : Einstein, Albert



If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed.
Albert Einstein : 4926 : Einstein, Albert



Out of clutter, find Simplicity. From discord, find Harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies Opportunity.
Albert Einstein : 4957 : Einstein, Albert



Common sense is nothing more than a deposit of prejudice laid down by the mind before you reach eighteen.
Albert Einstein : 4969 : Einstein, Albert



Marie Curie is, of all celebrated beings, the only one whom fame has not corrupted.
Albert Einstein : 5049 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 5207 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 5306 : Einstein, Albert



Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
Albert Einstein : 5340 : Einstein, Albert



The difference between genius and stupidity is that genius has its limits.
Albert Einstein : 5359 : Einstein, Albert



Technological progress is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.
Albert Einstein : 5386 : Einstein, Albert



The world war after the next one will be fought with rocks.
Albert Einstein : 5640 : Einstein, Albert



The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax!
Albert Einstein : 5682 : Einstein, Albert



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 : 5928 : Einstein, Albert



I lived in solitude in the country and noticed how the monotony of a quiet life stimulates the creative mind.
Albert Einstein : 6345 : Einstein, Albert



There are two ways to live: You can live as if nothing is a miracle; You can live as if everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein : 7119 : Einstein, Albert



We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
Albert Einstein : 7158 : Einstein, Albert



Science without religion is lame; Religion without science is blind.
Albert Einstein : 7419 : Einstein, Albert



Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein : 7471 : Einstein, Albert



Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein : 7495 : Einstein, Albert



Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.
Albert Einstein : 8038 : Einstein, Albert



One must divide one's time between politics and equations. But our equations are much more important to me.
Albert Einstein : 8299 : Einstein, Albert



You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else.
Albert Einstein : 8676 : Einstein, Albert



The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been kindness, beauty, and truth.
Albert Einstein : 9310 : Einstein, Albert



Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions.
Albert Einstein : 9861 : Einstein, Albert



The most incomprehensible thing about the world is that it is at all comprehensible.
Albert Einstein : 10257 : Einstein, Albert



Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love.
Albert Einstein : 10277 : Einstein, Albert



It gives me great pleasure indeed to see the stubbornness of an incorrigible nonconformist warmly acclaimed.
Albert Einstein : 10463 : Einstein, Albert



Anybody who really wants to abolish war must resolutely declare himself in favor of his own country's resigning a portion of its sovereignty in favor of international institutions.
Albert Einstein : 10636 : Einstein, Albert



Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
Albert Einstein : 10980 : Einstein, Albert



The devil has put a penalty on all things we enjoy in life. Either we suffer in health or we suffer in soul or we get fat.
Albert Einstein : 11070 : Einstein, Albert



Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it.
Albert Einstein : 11088 : Einstein, Albert



Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.
Albert Einstein : 11105 : Einstein, Albert



Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary.
Albert Einstein : 11190 : Einstein, Albert



Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better.
Albert Einstein : 11729 : Einstein, Albert



To enjoy baseball, you do not need violence in your heart.
Charles Einstein : 349 : Einstein, Charles



A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 479 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



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 : 480 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



The qualities of a great man are vision, integrity, courage, understanding, the power of articulation, and profundity of character.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 481 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



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 : 2245 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



An atheist is a guy who watches a Notre Dame Southern Methodist University football game and doesn't care who wins.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 2574 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



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 : 2940 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from a cornfield.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 3055 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



The best foreign policy is to live our daily lives in honesty, decency, and integrity.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 3517 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 3970 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



There is nothing wrong with America that the faith, love of freedom, intelligence, and energy of her citizens cannot cure.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 6596 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 6685 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



Before all else, we seek, upon our common labor as a nation, the blessings of Almighty God.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 6705 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



When you appeal to force, there's one thing you must never do - lose.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 6726 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



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 : 6926 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



I think that people want peace so much that one of these days government had better get out of their way and let them have it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 7905 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 10220 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



You do not lead by hitting people over the head - that's assault, not leadership.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 11120 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.
Dwight D. Eisenhower : 11129 : Eisenhower, Dwight D.



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 : 5002 : Eisner, Michael



If it's not growing, it's going to die.
Michael Eisner : 9126 : Eisner, Michael



Man is ready to die for an idea, provided that idea is not quite clear to him.
Paul Eldridge : 2878 : Eldridge, Paul



Esteem and knowledge of a person are generally as the two sides of a seesaw: When one rises, the other falls.
Paul Eldridge : 10052 : Eldridge, Paul



Authors hide their big thefts by putting small ones between quotation marks.
Paul Eldridge : 5088 : Eldridnoge, Paul



Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.
Charles W. Eliot : 11144 : Eliot, Charles W.



Opinions: men's thoughts about great subjects. Taste: their thought about small ones: dress, behavior, amusements, ornaments.
George Eliot : 696 : Eliot, George



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 : 697 : Eliot, George



I've never any pity for conceited people, because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
George Eliot : 698 : Eliot, George



He is like a cock who thought the sun had risen to hear him crow.
George Eliot : 699 : Eliot, George



An election is coming. Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.
George Eliot : 2418 : Eliot, George



Cruelty, like every other vice, requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
George Eliot : 2794 : Eliot, George



Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say, abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
George Eliot : 3225 : Eliot, George



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 : 3397 : Eliot, George



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 : 3423 : Eliot, George



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 : 3451 : Eliot, George



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 : 3519 : Eliot, George



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 : 3944 : Eliot, George



Anger and jealousy can no more bear to lose sight of their objects than love.
George Eliot : 4041 : Eliot, George



Correct English is the slang of prigs who write history and essays.
George Eliot : 4068 : Eliot, George



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 : 4731 : Eliot, George



Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
George Eliot : 5278 : Eliot, George



It always seemed to me a sort of clever stupidity only to have one sort of talent - like a carrier pigeon.
George Eliot : 6042 : Eliot, George



A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.
George Eliot : 6139 : Eliot, George



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 : 6257 : Eliot, George



I easily sink into mere absorption of what other minds have done, and should like a whole life for that alone.
George Eliot : 6352 : Eliot, George



What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other?
George Eliot : 6843 : Eliot, George



What we strive to gratify, though we may call it a distant hope, is an immediate desire; the future estate for which men drudge up city alleys exists already in their imagination and love.
George Eliot : 7184 : Eliot, George



Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
George Eliot : 8779 : Eliot, George



Our deeds determine us as much as we determine our deeds.
George Eliot : 9230 : Eliot, George



There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail.
George Eliot : 9376 : Eliot, George



The words of genius have a wider meaning than the thought that prompted them.
George Eliot : 9570 : Eliot, George



There's many a one who would be idle if hunger didn't pinch him; but the stomach sets us to work.
George Eliot : 9740 : Eliot, George



Whether happiness may come or not, one should try and prepare one's self to do without it.
George Eliot : 9757 : Eliot, George



Justice is like the kingdom of God - it is not without us as a fact, it is within us as a great yearning.
George Eliot : 10472 : Eliot, George



The finest language is mostly made up of simple unimposing words.
George Eliot : 10999 : Eliot, George



Jealousy is never satisfied with anything short of an omniscience that would detect the subtlest fold of the heart.
George Eliot : 11257 : Eliot, George



We mortals, men and women, devour many a disappointment between breakfast and dinnertime.
George Eliot : 11997 : Eliot, George



There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good, and we must hunger after them.
George Eliot : 12097 : Eliot, George



More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of human pity that will not forsake us.
George Eliot : 12148 : Eliot, George



It will never rain roses: When we want to have more roses we must plant more trees.
George Eliot : 12315 : Eliot, George



Hint to farmers: what ought to be done today, do it, for tomorrow it may rain.
Jared Eliot : 947 : Eliot, Jared



Rule number one is, don't sweat the small stuff. Rule number two is, it's all small stuff.
Robert Eliot : 8841 : Eliot, Robert



I have measured out my life with coffee spoons.
T. S. Eliot : 1746 : Eliot, T. S.



If you want to write poetry you must earn a living some other way.
T. S. Eliot : 1747 : Eliot, T. S.



The present and the past are perhaps both present in the future and the future is contained in the past.
T. S. Eliot : 1748 : Eliot, T. S.



Never commit yourself to a cheese without having first examined it.
T. S. Eliot : 1749 : Eliot, T. S.



Honest criticism and sensitive appreciation are directed not upon the poet but upon the poetry.
T. S. Eliot : 1979 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 2282 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 2735 : Eliot, T. S.



Success is relative: It is what we can make of the mess we have made of things.
T. S. Eliot : 3298 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 3515 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 3567 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 3938 : Eliot, T. S.



Midnight shakes the memory as a madman shakes a dead geranium.
T. S. Eliot : 4111 : Eliot, T. S.



Poetry is not an assertion of truth, but the making of that truth more fully real to us.
T. S. Eliot : 5052 : Eliot, T. S.



This is the way the world ends. Not with a bang but a whimper.
T. S. Eliot : 6124 : Eliot, T. S.



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 : 6296 : Eliot, T. S.



Yes, I suppose some editors are failed writers - but so are most writers.
T. S. Eliot : 6853 : Eliot, T. S.



No! I am not Prince Hamlet, nor was meant to be; Am an attendant lord, one that will do, To swell a progress, start a scene or two, Advise the prince. Midnight shakes the memory, As a madman shakes a dead geranium.
T. S. Eliot : 7819 : Eliot, T. S.



The one thing to do, is to do nothing. Wait. You will find that you survive humiliation, and that's an experience of incalculable value.
T. S. Eliot : 8595 : Eliot, T. S.



Some editors are failed writers, but so are most writers.
T. S. Eliot : 9831 : Eliot, T. S.



Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
T. S. Eliot : 10310 : Eliot, T. S.



We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot : 10414 : Eliot, T. S.



It is time I stepped aside for a less experienced and able man.
Scott Elledge : 1633 : Elledge, Scott



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 : 1162 : Ellerbee, Linda



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 : 2172 : Ellerbee, Linda



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 : 3038 : Ellerbee, Linda



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 : 4254 : Ellerbee, Linda



I was raised by, and have raised, people who regard telling one story when two would do as a sign someone is not really trying.
Linda Ellerbee : 7589 : Ellerbee, Linda



I think laughter may be a form of courage. As humans we sometimes stand tall and look into the sun and laugh, and I think we are never more brave than when we do that.
Linda Ellerbee : 9626 : Ellerbee, Linda



There has never been a statue erected to the memory of someone who let well enough alone.
Jules Ellinger : 5300 : Ellinger, Jules



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 : 2193 : Ellington, Duke



Life has two rules: Number one, never quit; Number two, always remember rule number one.
Duke Ellington : 2531 : Ellington, Duke



Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is.
Duke Ellington : 6332 : Ellington, Duke



A problem is a chance for you to do your best.
Duke Ellington : 12067 : Ellington, Duke



Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Walter Elliott : 10805 : Elliott, Walter



Live in terms of your strong points. Magnify them. Let your weaknesses shrivel up and die from lack of nourishment.
William Young Elliott : 6917 : Elliott, William Young



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 : 4617 : Ellis, Albert



One can know nothing of giving aught that is worthy to give unless one also knows how to take.
Havelock Ellis : 806 : Ellis, Havelock



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 : 4636 : Ellis, Havelock



What we call "Progress" is the exchange of one nuisance for another nuisance.
Havelock Ellis : 5081 : Ellis, Havelock



All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Havelock Ellis : 6987 : Ellis, Havelock



Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Havelock Ellis : 7388 : Ellis, Havelock



Dance is the loftiest, the most moving, the most beautiful of the arts, because it is no mere translation or abstraction from life; it is life itself.
Havelock Ellis : 9983 : Ellis, Havelock



It has always been difficult for man to realize that his life is all an art. It has been more difficult to conceive it so than to act it so.
Havelock Ellis : 11212 : Ellis, Havelock



All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
Havelock Ellis : 9516 : Ellis, Henry Havelock



Had the price of looking been blindness, I would have looked.
Ralph Ellison : 4403 : Ellison, Ralph



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 : 6597 : Ellison, Ralph



All I know is I end up singin' the blues and while I'm singing them blues I makes up my mind that I ain't nobody but myself and ain't nothing I can do but let whatever is gonna happen happen.
Ralph Ellison : 8877 : Ellison, Ralph



Life is to be lived, not controlled; and humanity is won by continuing to play in face of certain defeat.
Ralph Ellison : 11854 : Ellison, Ralph



Anybody who doesn't know that politics is crime has got a few screws loose.
James Ellroy : 11132 : Ellroy, James



You can't think about things you want to change. Just be yourself.
Ethan Embry : 5627 : Embry, Ethan



Men who know the same things are not long the best company for each other.
Emerson : 549 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Every thought which genius and piety throw into the world alters the world.
Emerson : 550 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Do not go where the path may lead; go instead where there is no path, and leave a trail.
Emerson : 551 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Rings and jewels are not gifts but apologies for gifts. The only true gift is a portion of yourself.
Emerson : 552 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



An institution is the lengthened shadow of one man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1489 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Heaven is large and affords space for all modes of love and fortitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1490 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



People seem not to see that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1491 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The astonishment of life is the absence of any appearance of reconciliation between the theory and the practice of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1492 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 1493 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 1494 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 1495 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Evermore in the world is this marvelous balance of beauty and disgust, magnificence and rats.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1496 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Shallow men believe in luck. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1497 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The louder he talked of his honor, the faster we counted our spoons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1498 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1499 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Good men are they who see that the spiritual is stronger than any material force.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1500 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1501 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The machine unmakes the man. Now that the machine is so perfect, the engineer is nobody.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1502 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The best lightning rod for your protection is your own spine.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 1503 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



This time, like all other times, is a very good one, if only we know what to do with it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 2075 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 2169 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 2195 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Nothing astonishes men so much as common sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 2527 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 2577 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A drop of water has the properties of the sea, but cannot exhibit a storm.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 2850 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



In Maine they have not a summer but a thaw.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 2927 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 3207 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 3457 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The salvation of America and of the human race depends on the next election, if we believe in the newspapers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3523 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Every man supposes himself not to be fully understood or appreciated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3560 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3725 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



For every minute you are angry, you lose sixty seconds of happiness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3783 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3830 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Self-sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3858 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The new individual must work out the whole problem of science, letters and theology for himself; can owe his fathers nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 3937 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



It is always pleasant to be generous though very vexatious to pay debts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 4012 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 4186 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 4223 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Let every man shovel out his own snow and the whole city will be passable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 4381 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Ennui shortens life and bereaves the day of light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 4522 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 4618 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 4688 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Men love to wonder, and that is the seed of science.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 4854 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



We are not free to use today, or to promise tomorrow, because we are already mortgaged to yesterday.
R. W. Emerson : 4981 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



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 : 5189 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Improve (your spare moments) and they will become the brightest gems in your life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 5325 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 5503 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Life is short but there is always time enough for courtesy.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 5649 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 5871 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A sufficient and sure method of civilization is the influence of good women.
R. W. Emerson : 5873 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



It's never too soon or too late to build for your future.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 5888 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



If you would lift me up, you must be on higher ground.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6222 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



There is always room for a man of force, and he makes room for many.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6239 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The wise man in the storm prays God, not for safety from danger, but for deliverance from the fear.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6363 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



There never was a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him asleep.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6447 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Cities force growth, and make men talkative and entertaining, but they make them artificial.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6681 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



In skating over thin ice, our safety is in our speed.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6780 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6834 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Every reform is only a mask under cover of which a more terrible reform, which dares not yet name itself, advances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6921 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 6949 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The revelation of thought takes men out of servitude into freedom.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 7034 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



For everything you have missed, you have gained something else, and for everything you gain, you lose something else.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 7112 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



We do what we can and then make a theory to prove our performance the best.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 7667 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



As we are, so we do; and as we do, so is done to us. We are the builders of our fortunes.
R. W. Emerson : 7741 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Bad times have a scientific value. These are occasions a good learner would not miss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 7773 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A mechanic is driven by his work all day, but it ends at night; it has an end. But the scholar's work has none.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 7939 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 8136 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



He who does his own work frees a slave. He who does not his own work is a slaveholder.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 8326 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Win as if you were used to it; Lose as if you enjoyed it for a change.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 8846 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A man's growth is seen in the successive choirs of his friends.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9256 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



As men's prayers are a disease of the will, so are their creeds a disease of the intellect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9412 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9549 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9554 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfaction is provided with a resource against calamity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9642 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



No facts to me are sacred; none are profane.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9833 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 9919 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Every man is a borrower and a mimic; life is theatrical and literature a quotation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10079 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A weed is a plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10126 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Art is a jealous mistress.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10180 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



No member of a crew is praised for the rugged individuality of his rowing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10325 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



The lesson is, to know that men are superficially very inflammable, but that these fervors do not strike down and reach the action and habit of the man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10650 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



You send your child to the schoolmaster, but 'tis the schoolboys who educate him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10774 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10917 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Enthusiasm is the mother of effort, and without it nothing great was ever achieved.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 10953 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11025 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11106 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Wherever a man commits a crime, God finds a witness. Every secret crime has its reporter.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11110 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Go often to the house of a friend, for weeds choke the unused path.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11340 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11464 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11610 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



I can reason down or deny everything except this perpetual belly: Feed he must and will, and I cannot make him respectable.
Ralph Waldo Emerson : 11915 : Emerson, Ralph Waldo



We have no choice, to be a human being is to be a latent fool. The choice we have is whether or not we are going to be practicing fools.
Stewart Emery : 10419 : Emery, Stewart



I am whatever you say I am; If I wasn't then why would you say I am.
Eminem : 11399 : Eminem



Any fact is better established by two or three good testimonies than by a thousand arguments
Emmons : 560 : Emmons



Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
Nathaniel Emmons : 9093 : Emmons, Nathaniel



The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles.
Sigmund Engel : 6699 : Engel, Sigmund



You can lay down and die, or you can get up and fight, but that's it - there's no turning back.
Jon English : 8000 : English, Jon



I always say that a successful parent is one who raises a child so that they can pay for their own psychoanalysis.
Nora Ephron : 1350 : Ephron, Nora



If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
Nora Ephron : 1351 : Ephron, Nora



I am continually fascinated at the difficulty intelligent people have in distinguishing what is controversial from what is merely offensive.
Nora Ephron : 2401 : Ephron, Nora



What my mother believed about cooking is that if you worked hard and prospered, someone else would do it for you.
Nora Ephron : 7496 : Ephron, Nora



You enter into a certain amount of madness when you marry a person with pets.
Nora Ephron : 9796 : Ephron, Nora



There is no reason to confuse television news with journalism.
Nora Ephron : 10547 : Ephron, Nora



I always read the last page of a book first so that if I die before I finish i'll know how it turned out.
Nora Ephron : 10986 : Ephron, Nora



Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel, I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there.
Nora Ephron : 11863 : Ephron, Nora



Whoever sins least, he is the best man; for no man is innocent, no one free from blame.
Epicharmus : 8337 : Epicharmus



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 : 565 : Epictetus



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 : 566 : Epictetus



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 : 2286 : Epictetus



There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.
Epictetus : 3659 : Epictetus



Nature hath given men one tongue but two ears, that we may hear from others twice as much as we speak.
Epictetus : 3816 : Epictetus



Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly.
Epictetus : 4130 : Epictetus



Good fortune, like ripe fruit, ought to be enjoyed while it is still present.
Epictetus : 5446 : Epictetus



It is impossible for a man to learn what he thinks he already knows.
Epictetus : 8373 : Epictetus



First say to yourself what you would be, and then do what you have to do.
Epictetus : 9470 : Epictetus



You may fetter my leg, but Zeus himself cannot get the better of my free will.
Epictetus : 11647 : Epictetus



Neither should a ship rely on one small anchor, nor should life rest on a single hope.
Epictetus : 12313 : Epictetus



Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.
Epictetus : 12488 : Epictetus



The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.
Epictetus : 12556 : Epictetus



The greater the difficulty, the more glory in surmounting it.
Epicurus : 3612 : Epicurus



It is not so much our friends' help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.
Epicurus : 8132 : Epicurus



The greatest good is prudence; a more precious thing even than philosophy; from it spring all the other virtues.
Epicurus : 9397 : Epicurus



It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
Epicurus : 9873 : Epicurus



The central function of imaginative literature is to make you realize that other people act on moral convictions different from your own.
William Epson : 2372 : Epson, William



Within this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we will live.
Joseph Epstein : 1044 : Epstein, Joseph



When I get a little money, I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.
Erasmus : 2026 : Erasmus



If you look at history you'll find that no state has been so plagued by its rulers as when power has fallen into the hands of some dabbler in philosophy or literary addict.
Erasmus : 9630 : Erasmus



Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception, and ignorance, but it isn't - it's human.
Erasmus : 10652 : Erasmus



Let a king recall that it is better to improve his realm than to increase his territory.
Desiderius Erasmus : 435 : Erasmus, Desiderius



You know, some people fall right through the hole in their lives. It's invisible, but they come to it after time, never knowing where.
Louise Erdrich : 10422 : Erdrich, Louise



A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he got the biggest piece.
Ludwig W. Erhard : 6562 : Erhard, Ludwig W.



Architecture doesn't come from theory. You don't think your way through a building.
Arthur Erickson : 8131 : Erickson, Arthur



Life is like a taxi. The meter just keeps on ticking whether you are getting somewhere or just standing still.
Lou Erickson : 9721 : Erickson, Lou



Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson : 7764 : Erikson, Erik H.



The artist is a spectator, indifferent or impassioned, at the birth of his work, and observes the phases of its development.
Max Ernst : 8279 : Ernst, Max



The shoulders of a borrower are always a little straighter than those of a beggar.
Morris Ernst : 2299 : Ernst, Morris Leopold



Man's fear of ideas is probably the greatest dike holding back human knowledge and happiness.
Morris Leopold Ernst : 6550 : Ernst, Morris Leopold



A beautiful woman is one I notice; a charming woman is one who notices me.
John Erskine : 996 : Erskine, John



Opinion is that exercise of the human will which helps us to make a decision without information.
John Erskine : 3764 : Erskine, John



I have never had so many good ideas day after day as when I worked in the garden.
John Erskine : 9785 : Erskine, John



That which is called firmness in a king is called obstinacy in a donkey.
Lord Erskine : 2583 : Erskine, Lord



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 : 2344 : Ertz, Susan



We can't do much about the length of our lives, but we can do plenty about its width and depth.
Evan Esar : 2138 : Esar, Evan



The only job at which you start at the top is digging a hole.
Evan Esar : 3248 : Esar, Evan



If you have made up your mind that you cannot do it, you're absolutely right.
Evan Esar : 3663 : Esar, Evan



Hope: Tomorrow's veneer over today's disappointment.
Evan Esar : 3773 : Esar, Evan



No matter how much you nurse a grudge, it won't get better.
Evan Esar : 3962 : Esar, Evan



The best time to make friends is before you need them.
Evan Esar : 4466 : Esar, Evan



There is only one food for thought; more thought.
Evan Esar : 4511 : Esar, Evan



An ace in your hand is worth two in the deck.
Evan Esar : 10171 : Esar, Evan



America believes in education: The average professor earns more money in a year than the professional athlete earns in a whole week.
Evan Esar : 11550 : Esar, Evan



Family: a social unit where the father is concerned with parking space, the children with outer space, and the mother with closet space.
Evan Esar : 12348 : Esar, Evan



Genius is entitled to respect only when it promotes the peace and improves the happiness of mankind.
Lord Essex : 7991 : Essex, Lord



If youth only knew; if age only could.
Henri Estienne : 6516 : Estienne, Henri



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 : 3514 : Etherege, Sir George



I always wanted the fire of Springsteen. I always wanted the melodies that Van Morrison could write. I always wanted the heart of Joni Mitchell. And I wanted the guitar rhythms of Keith Richards.
Melissa Etheridge : 8522 : Etheridge, Melissa



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 : 5696 : Ettinger, Bob



The company of just and righteous men is better than wealth and a rich estate.
Euripides : 2061 : Euripides



There is in the worst of fortune the best of chances for a happy change.
Euripides : 2887 : Euripides



To persevere, trusting in what hopes he has, is courage in a man. The coward despairs.
Euripides : 3280 : Euripides



He who neglects learning in his youth loses the past and is dead for the future.
Euripides : 3653 : Euripides



Time will explain it all. He is a talker, and needs no questioning before he speaks.
Euripides : 6698 : Euripides



In case of dissension, never dare to judge till you've heard the other side.
Euripides : 6741 : Euripides



Circumstances rule men and not men rule circumstances.
Euripides : 6799 : Euripides



When a good man is hurt, all who would be called good must suffer with him.
Euripides : 7036 : Euripides



Do not consider painful what is good for you.
Euripides : 7086 : Euripides



The wisest men follow their own direction.
Euripides : 7393 : Euripides



Slight not what's near, while aiming at what's far.
Euripides : 7719 : Euripides



In this world second thoughts, it seems, are best.
Euripides : 8094 : Euripides



Dishonor will not trouble me, once I am dead.
Euripides : 8401 : Euripides



The best and safest thing is to keep a balance in your life, acknowledge the great powers around us and in us. If you can do that, and live that way, you are really a wise man.
Euripides : 9281 : Euripides



Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides : 10577 : Euripides



Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.
Euripides : 10849 : Euripides



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 : 4201 : Euwer, Anthony



Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans : 6295 : Evans, Bergen



There is no necessary connection between the desire to lead and the ability to lead, and even less the ability to lead somewhere that will be to the advantage of the led.
Bergen Evans : 9614 : Evans, Bergen



I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we weren't certain we knew better.
George Bird Evans : 8609 : Evans, George Bird



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 : 1237 : Evans, Mari



Freedom has never been free ... I love my children and I love my wife with all my heart. And I would die, die gladly, if that would make a better life for them.
Medgar Evers : 7213 : Evers, Medgar



In many instance, marriage vows would be more accurate if the phrase were changed to “Until debt do us part.”
Sam Ewing : 3153 : Ewing, Sam



Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing : 8977 : Ewing, Sam



Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all.
Sam Ewing : 11800 : Ewing, Sam



If there isn't a law, there will be.
Harold Faber : 6171 : Faber, Harold



Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking,
Clifton Fadiman : 4239 : Fadiman, Clifton



Ennui, felt on the proper occasions, is a sign of intelligence.
Clifton Fadiman : 5516 : Fadiman, Clifton



To take wine into our mouths is to savor a droplet of the river of human history.
Clifton Fadiman : 7665 : Fadiman, Clifton



Cheese - milk's leap forward to immortality.
Clifton Fadiman : 9498 : Fadiman, Clifton



Experience teaches you that the man who looks you straight in the eye, particularly if he adds a firm handshake, is hiding something.
Clifton Fadiman : 10420 : Fadiman, Clifton



A cheese may disappoint. It may be dull, it may be naive, it may be oversophisticated. Yet it remains cheese, milk's leap toward immortality.
Clifton Fadiman : 10668 : Fadiman, Clifton



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 : 3481 : Faithfull, Marianne



Americans are rather like bad Bulgarian wine: they don't travel well.
Bernard Falk : 9087 : Falk, Bernard



When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary to not make a decision.
Lord Falkland : 12582 : Falkland, Lord



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 : 1393 : Fallaci, Oriana



One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other's stories.
Rebecca Falls : 7993 : Falls, Rebecca



Feminism's agenda is basic: it asks that women not be forced to choose between public justice and private happiness.
Susan Faludi : 1737 : Faludi, Susan



To despise riches may, indeed, be philosophic, but to dispense them worthily must surely be more beneficial to mankind.
Fanny Burney : 6618 : Fanny, Burney



Why sir, there is every possibility that you will soon be able to tax it!
Michael Faraday, when asked about the usefulness of electricity : 3096 : Faraday, Michael



Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature, and in such things as these, experiment is the best test of such consistency.
Michael Faraday : 11869 : Faraday, Michael



Love has no uttermost, as the stars have no number and the sea no rest.
Eleanor Farjeon : 12657 : Farjeon, Eleanor



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 : 4942 : Farmer's Almanac



I have learned that to have a good friend is the purest of all God's gifts, for it is a love that has no exchange of payment.
Frances Farmer : 10695 : Farmer, Frances



No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
William Faulkner : 1904 : Faulkner, William



A mule will labor ten years willingly and patiently for you, for the privilege of kicking you once.
William Faulkner : 2783 : Faulkner, William



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 : 2939 : Faulkner, William



I never know what I think about something until I read what I’ve written on it.
William Faulkner : 3287 : Faulkner, William



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 : 3399 : Faulkner, William



Don't bother just to be better than your contemporaries or predecessors. Try to be better than yourself.
William Faulkner : 8437 : Faulkner, William



We must be free not because we claim freedom, but because we practice it.
William Faulkner : 9535 : Faulkner, William



The last sound on the worthless earth will be two human beings trying to launch a homemade spaceship and already quarreling about where they are going next.
William Faulkner : 11191 : Faulkner, William



I don't think you should rule out the possibility that just occasionally, Chance might deal you a good card.
Sebastian Faulks : 12092 : Faulks, Sebastian



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 : 2958 : Faure, Elie



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 : 595 : Fawcett, Farrah



Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather : 1905 : Feather, William



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 : 3119 : Feather, William



Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
William Feather : 4992 : Feather, William



I'm a man of simple wants - all I want is my share of the best there is.
William Feather : 5482 : Feather, William



A budget tells us what we can't afford, but it doesn't keep us from buying it.
William Feather : 6863 : Feather, William



The hardest job of all is trying to look busy when you're not.
William Feather : 9140 : Feather, William



We always admire the other fellow more after we have tried to do his job.
William Feather : 11334 : Feather, William



If people really liked to work, we'd still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
William Feather : 11946 : Feather, William



I'm in real trouble. First my laundry called and said they lost my shirt, then my broker said the same thing.
Leopold Fechtman : 1151 : Fechtman, Leopold



Much of good manners is about knowing when to pretend that what's happening isn't happening.
Mrs. Falk Feeley : 1327 : Feeley, Mrs. Falk



I had a terrible nightmare. I dreamed that all the truths were known.
James Feibleman : 923 : Feibleman, James K.



Help a man in trouble and he will remember you when he's in trouble again.
James Feibleman : 924 : Feibleman, James K.



Every time we see Hamlet in a new and improved version, it almost seems as though we have lost him.
James Feibleman : 925 : Feibleman, James K.



Adults have trouble opening the safety cap on aspirin bottles but children can do it easily.
James Feibleman : 926 : Feibleman, James K.



Contract bridge was invented to save people the embarrassment of having to talk to each other.
James Feibleman : 927 : Feibleman, James K.



Every book has a strong individual character, like a leader among men.
James K. Feibleman : 930 : Feibleman, James K.



The really great are those who are able to make life meet them on their terms.
James Feibleman : 2078 : Feibleman, James K.



You can say one thing about ignorance: There seems to be more than enough to go around.
James Feibleman : 2485 : Feibleman, James K.



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 : 3192 : Feibleman, James K.



We are at once the beneficiaries and the victims of our great technology. What man makes remakes man.
James Feibleman : 3211 : Feibleman, James K.



Old people maintain a conspiracy of silence. They never tell the young that they are having their best years.
James Feibleman : 3214 : Feibleman, James K.



Fiction takes many forms: novels, short stories, plays, campaign promises.
James K. Feibleman : 4964 : Feibleman, James K.



Getting out of bed in the morning is an act of false confidence.
Jules Feiffer : 9221 : Feiffer, Jules



With a suit, even if you're having a nervous breakdown, you still look like you're in charge.
Paul Feig : 12199 : Feig, Paul



Never accept the proposition that just because a solution satisfies a problem, that it must be the only solution.
Raymond Feist : 3934 : Feist, Raymond



Dad taught me all I know about remodeling by making an example of our house. Our house was like one of the great European cathedrals: never finished.
Michael Feldman : 9649 : Feldman, Michael



Society teaches us to lie. One of the first things parents teach kids is that they should try to look like they like a gift whether they do or not.
Robert Feldman : 8573 : Feldman, Robert



In the mythology of cinema, Oscar is the supreme prize.
Federico Fellini : 3323 : Fellini, Federico



A different language is a different vision of life.
Federico Fellini : 4845 : Fellini, Federico



If not a director I would've been an actor, a singer, a painter, a circus performer, a musician, a writer, and a doctor in a mental hospital. I am very fortunate. As a director I can be all of these.
Federico Fellini : 8520 : Fellini, Federico



A good opening and a good ending make for a good film provided they come close together.
Federico Fellini : 9900 : Fellini, Federico



People reproach me for not always telling the same story the same way. But this happens because I've invented the whole tale from the start and it seems boring to me and unkind to other people to repeat myself.
Federico Fellini : 11146 : Fellini, Federico



All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster's autobiography.
Federico Fellini : 12359 : Fellini, Federico



Frequently a big advantage can be gained by knowing how to give in at the right moment.
Fenelon : 599 : Fenelon



Love is conquered only by flight. Against such an enemy, true courage consists in fear and retreat, in retreat without deliberation, and without looking back.
Francois Fenelon : 11509 : Fenelon, Francois



The purpose of primary education is the development of your weak characteristics; the purpose of university education, the development of your strong.
Nevin Fenneman : 4753 : Fenneman, Nevin



A new baby is always the brightest cause for rejoicing in any house.
Edward Fenton : 5258 : Fenton, Edward



Imitation, if it is not forgery, is a fine thing. It stems from a generous impulse, and a realistic sense of what can and cannot be done.
James Fenton : 8593 : Fenton, James



To enjoy walking merely as walking was, and is, considered an eccentricity in the United States.
Edna Ferber : 520 : Ferber, Edna



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 : 3024 : Ferber, Edna



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 : 5987 : Ferber, Edna



I am not belittling the brave pioneer men, but the sunbonnet as well as the sombrero has helped to settle this glorious land of ours.
Edna Ferber : 11906 : Ferber, Edna



Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
Marilyn Ferguson : 1242 : Ferguson, Marilyn



An atmosphere of trust, love, and humor can nourish extraordinary human capacity. One key is authenticity: parents acting as people, not as roles.
Marilyn Ferguson : 8921 : Ferguson, Marilyn



Each of us guards a gate of change that can only be opened from the inside.
Marilyn Ferguson : 12391 : Ferguson, Marilyn



The poet is like an acrobat, climbs on rime to a high wire of his own making.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti : 4096 : Ferlinghetti, Lawrence



Whatever Nature has in store for mankind, unpleasant as it may be, men must accept, for ignorance is never better than knowledge.
Enrico Fermi : 3454 : Fermi, Enrico



More husbands would leave home if they knew how to pack their suitcases.
Leopold Fetchner : 8047 : Fetchner, Leopold



The only suitable gift for the man who has everything is your deepest sympathy.
Imogene Fey : 886 : Fey, Imogene



You can't be that kid standing at the top of the waterslide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.
Tina Fey : 12398 : Fey, Tina



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 : 1521 : Feynman, Richard



I believe that a scientist looking at nonscientific problems is just as dumb as the next guy.
Richard Feynman : 9920 : Feynman, Richard



The highest forms of understanding we can achieve are laughter and human compassion.
Richard Feynman : 12649 : Feynman, Richard



I am in love with high, far-seeing places.
Arthur Ficke : 9502 : Ficke, Arthur



Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig : 7772 : Fiebig, Jim



He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler : 7403 : Fiedler, Edgar R.



Human thought is like a monstrous pendulum; it keeps swinging from one extreme to the other.
Eugene Field : 585 : Field, Eugene



Here we have a baby. It is composed of a bald head and a pair of lungs.
Eugene Field : 2514 : Field, Eugene



I began to have an idea of my life, not as the slow shaping of achievement to fit my preconceived purposes, but as the gradual discovery and growth of a purpose which I did not know.
Joanna Field : 11167 : Field, Joanna



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 : 1485 : Field, Rachel



You don't have to do "issues" pictures to be worthwhile. Entertainment is one of the great values of mankind.
Sally Field : 8648 : Field, Sally



His designs were strictly honorable, as the phrase is: That is, to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding : 3140 : Fielding, Henry



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 : 3375 : Fielding, Henry



Worth begets in base minds, envy; in great souls, emulation.
Henry Fielding : 9099 : Fielding, Henry



The words of kindness are more healing to a drooping heart than balm or honey.
Sarah Fielding : 9865 : Fielding, Sarah



I've been on a diet for two weeks and all I have lost is two weeks.
Totie Fields : 4447 : Fields, Totie



The world is getting to be such a dangerous place, a guy is lucky to get out of it alive.
W. C. Fields : 1839 : Fields, W. C.



Start each day with a smile - and get it over with.
W. C. Fields : 2631 : Fields, W. C.



I always keep a supply of stimulant handy in case I see a snake – which I also keep handy.
W. C. Fields : 2816 : Fields, W. C.



Women are like elephants. I like to watch them, but I wouldn’t want to own one.
W. C. Fields : 3297 : Fields, W. C.



Remember, a dead fish can swim downstream, but it takes a live one to swim upstream.
W. C. Fields : 4486 : Fields, W. C.



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 : 6948 : Fields, W. C.



I once spent a year in Philadelphia, I think it was on a Sunday.
W. C. Fields : 9478 : Fields, W. C.



My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.
W. C. Fields : 10306 : Fields, W. C.



I don't expect it all to be good. I have fat dogs because I scrap that stuff out the back door.
Guy Fieri : 12421 : Fieri, Guy



Cooking is like snow skiing: if you don't fall at least ten times, then you're not skiing hard enough.
Guy Fieri : 12451 : Fieri, Guy



Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together.
Guy Fieri : 12628 : Fieri, Guy



No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people get together to eat.
Guy Fieri : 12639 : Fieri, Guy



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 : 4237 : Fierstein, Harvey



Of course people are afraid. But honestly facing that fear, seeing it for what it is, is the only way of putting it to rest.
Harvey Fierstein : 11917 : Fierstein, Harvey



I like to say there's certain things you can't take back: One of them is "I love you," and one of them is bullets.
Nathan Fillion : 12319 : Fillion, Nathan



Let us remember that revolutions do not always establish freedom.
Millard Fillmore : 1309 : Fillmore, Millard



I may be wearing makeup, but I can throw a fastball by you at the same time.
Jennie Finch : 12382 : Finch, Jennie



A consultant is someone who takes your watch away to tell you what time it is.
Ed Finkelstein : 10100 : Finkelstein, Ed



I've never traveled, Dona Consolation blandly confessed, "but I dare say, dear, you can't judge Egypt by Aida.'"
Ronald Firbank : 2723 : Firbank, Ronald



Beneath the strain of expectation even the little iced sugar cakes upon the tea table looked green with worry.
Ronald Firbank : 8986 : Firbank, Ronald



To provoke dreams of terror in the slumber of prosperity has become the moral duty of literature.
Ernst Fischer : 2802 : Fischer, Ernst



Minorities are the stars of the firmament; majorities, the darkness in which they float.
Martin H. Fischer : 3978 : Fischer, Martin H.



Sweat silently. Let's have no squawking about a little expenditure of energy.
Martin Fischer : 4048 : Fischer, Martin H.



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 : 4299 : Fischer, Martin H.



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 : 4771 : Fischer, Martin H.



Half the modern drugs could well be thrown out the window except that the birds might eat them.
Martin H. Fischer : 5010 : Fischer, Martin H.



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 : 5185 : Fischer, Martin H.



Education is the process of driving a set of prejudices down your throat.
Martin H. Fischer : 9790 : Fischer, Martin H.



The new appears as a minority point of view, and hence is unpopular. The function of a university is to give it a sanctuary.
Martin H. Fischer : 11235 : Fischer, Martin H.



There's no point at which you can say, "Well, I'm successful now, I might as well take a nap."
Carrie Fisher : 321 : Fisher, Carrie



Perfect contentment can rarely be recognized. Maybe in Tibet. Maybe in toddlers.
Carrie Fisher : 2000 : Fisher, Carrie



As you get older, the pickings get slimmer, but the people don't.
Carrie Fisher : 7697 : Fisher, Carrie



I was street-smart - but unfortunately the street was Rodeo Drive.
Carrie Fisher : 10541 : Fisher, Carrie



Waiting, done at really high speeds, will frequently look like something else.
Carrie Fisher : 11639 : Fisher, Carrie



Some people think that doctors and nurses can put scrambled eggs back into the shell.
Dorothy Fisher : 459 : Fisher, Dorothy Canfield



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 : 4150 : Fisher, Dorothy Canfield



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 : 6314 : Fisher, Dorothy Canfield



Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be safely insane every night of the week.
Dr. Charles Fisher : 6409 : Fisher, Dr. Charles



A world without love is a deadly place.
Helen Fisher : 10857 : Fisher, Helen



I stole everything I ever heard, but mostly I stole from the horns.
Ella Fitzgerald : 6090 : Fitzgerald, Ella



The only thing better than singing is more singing.
Ella Fitzgerald : 6174 : Fitzgerald, Ella



For a statesman - any schoolchild knows that hot air rises to the top.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 591 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



In his blue gardens, men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 2711 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 3328 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



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 : 3524 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



The faces of most American women over thirty are relief maps of petulant and bewildered unhappiness.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 4026 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



Writers aren't exactly people ... they're a whole lot of people trying to be one person.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 5397 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



You don't write because you want to say something. You write because you've got something to say.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 5890 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 6085 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



It appears that every man's insomnia is as different from his neighbor's as are their daytime hopes and aspirations.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 9363 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



If all your clothes are worn to the same state, it means you go out too much.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 9775 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



An unread book is just a block of paper.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 10166 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 10915 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



Cut out all these exclamation points. An exclamation point is like laughing at your own joke.
F. Scott Fitzgerald : 10995 : Fitzgerald, F. Scott



Nobody has measured, even the poets, how much a heart can hold.
Zelda Fitzgerald : 1951 : Fitzgerald, Zelda



By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
Zelda Fitzgerald : 7870 : Fitzgerald, Zelda



I warn you, I am only really myself when I'm somebody else whom I have endowed with these wonderful qualities from my imagination.
Zelda Fitzgerald : 8597 : Fitzgerald, Zelda



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 : 3112 : Fitzhenry, R. I.



I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
Margaret M. Fitzpatrick : 9102 : Fitzpatrick, Margaret M.



The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
Paul Fix : 5339 : Fix, Paul



The urban workaday economy would be unthinkable without coffee.
Irene Fizer : 8376 : Fizer, Irene



It is difficult to realize how great a part of all that is cheerful and delightful in the recollections of our own life is associated with trees.
Wilson Flagg : 11528 : Flagg, Wilson



Sometimes it is only a change of viewpoint that is needed to convert a seemingly tiresome duty into an interesting opportunity.
Alberta Flanders : 47 : Flanders, Alberta



Everything you invent is true: you can be sure of that. Poetry is a subject as precise as geometry.
Gustave Flaubert : 2605 : Flaubert, Gustave



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 : 3400 : Flaubert, Gustave



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 : 3444 : Flaubert, Gustave



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 : 3994 : Flaubert, Gustave



By dint of railing at idiots, you run the risk of becoming idiotic yourself.
Gustave Flaubert : 4479 : Flaubert, Gustave



Writing is a dog's life, but the only life worth living.
Gustave Flaubert : 5883 : Flaubert, Gustave



One's existence should be in two parts: one should live like a bourgeois and think like a demigod.
Gustave Flaubert : 6374 : Flaubert, Gustave



Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
Gustave Flaubert : 6411 : Flaubert, Gustave



Our ignorance of history makes us libel our own times. People have always been like this.
Gustave Flaubert : 6978 : Flaubert, Gustave



My kingdom is as wide as the universe and my wants have no limits. I go forward always, freeing spirits and weighing words, without fear, without compassion, without love, without God. I am called science.
Gustave Flaubert : 7820 : Flaubert, Gustave



Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your work.
Gustave Flaubert : 8462 : Flaubert, Gustave



Everything one invents is true, you can be sure of that. Beyond a doubt my poor Bovary is suffering and weeping in twenty French villages at this very moment.
Gustave Flaubert : 8904 : Flaubert, Gustave



The whole dream of democracy is to raise the proletarian to the level of stupidity attained by the bourgeois.
Gustave Flaubert : 9704 : Flaubert, Gustave



The only way to be happy is to shut yourself up in art, and count everything as nothing.
Gustave Flaubert : 10763 : Flaubert, Gustave



Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. Three times is enemy action.
Ian Fleming : 3602 : Fleming, Ian



A horse is dangerous at both ends and uncomfortable in the middle.
Ian Fleming : 4803 : Fleming, Ian



A medium vodka dry martini - with a slice of lemon peel. Shaken and not stirred.
Ian Fleming : 7020 : Fleming, Ian



You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.
Ian Fleming : 7107 : Fleming, Ian



The first thing is to love your sport. Never do it to please someone else. It has to be yours.
Peggy Fleming : 9906 : Fleming, Peggy



Walking is a form of exercise that loses some appeal when it's done behind a lawn mower.
Gary Fletchall : 7654 : Fletchall, Gary



Other things being equal, the value of a book, and especially of an authors whole work, is proportional to its range, that is to the breadth and variety of the life and characters which it presents.
Robert Huntington Fletcher : 11468 : Fletcher, Robert Huntington



A child study institution has completed research on youngsters who suck their thumbs and has issued a report that such children have a distinct tendency toward one clean thumb.
D. O. Flynn : 9279 : Flynn, D. O.



My problem lies in reconciling my gross habits with my net income.
Errol Flynn : 8793 : Flynn, Errol



It's hard for kids today to understand Thoreau, who lived beside a pond but didn't own a snorkel.
June Flynn : 9747 : Flynn, June



The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
Ferdinand Foch : 10265 : Foch, Ferdinand



The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart.
Elizabeth Foley : 5423 : Foley, Elizabeth



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 : 5971 : Foley, Rae



Laws are felt only when the individual comes in conflict with them.
Suzanne La Follette : 8362 : Follette, Suzanne La



I'm not really Henry Fonda. Nobody could have that much integrity.
Henry Fonda : 837 : Fonda, Henry



You spend all your life trying to do something they put people in asylums for.
Jane Fonda : 6093 : Fonda, Jane



I'm perfect. The areas that I need help on are not negotiable. They have to do with gravity.
Jane Fonda : 11998 : Fonda, Jane



True philosophers are like elephants who when walking never place their second foot on the ground until the first is steady.
Bernard de Fontenelle : 3453 : Fontenelle, Bernard de



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 : 1235 : Fonteyn, Margot



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 : 1236 : Fonteyn, Margot



Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by, for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
Margot Fonteyn : 7873 : Fonteyn, Margot



Genius is another word for magic, and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Margot Fonteyn : 10761 : Fonteyn, Margot



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 : 5197 : Foote, Shelby



There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
B. C. Forbes : 211 : Forbes, B. C.



A business, like an automobile, has to be driven in order to get results.
B. C. Forbes : 2562 : Forbes, B. C.



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 : 3047 : Forbes, B. C.



Mediocre men wait for opportunity to come to them. Strong, able, alert men go after opportunity.
B. C. Forbes : 8674 : Forbes, B. C.



The size of your body is of little account; the size of your brain is of much account; the size of your heart is of the most account of all.
B. C. Forbes : 9664 : Forbes, B. C.



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 : 1213 : Forbes, Malcolm



Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
Malcolm Forbes : 8067 : Forbes, Malcolm



Diversity: The art of thinking independently together.
Malcolm Forbes : 11429 : Forbes, Malcolm



When what we are is what we want to be, that's happiness.
Malcolm Forbes : 12516 : Forbes, Malcolm



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 : 2246 : Forbes, Malcom



It is a curious fact that camels walk more quickly and straighter to the sound of singing.
Rosita Forbes : 1579 : Forbes, Rosita



Trying to run a presidential campaign is a little like driving a freight train while you're still building the tracks.
Steve Forbes : 8974 : Forbes, Steve



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 : 2285 : Ford, Betty



It's always been my feeling that God lends you your children until they're about eighteen years old. If you haven't made your points with them by then, it's too late.
Betty Ford : 10646 : Ford, Betty



Why should my husband's job or yours prevent us from being ourselves? Being ladylike does not require silence.
Betty Ford : 11271 : Ford, Betty



Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.
Gerald Ford : 722 : Ford, Gerald R.



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 : 723 : Ford, Gerald R.



I know I’m getting better at golf because I’m hitting fewer spectators.
Gerald R. Ford : 3315 : Ford, Gerald R.



A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take from you everything you have.
Gerald R. Ford : 7953 : Ford, Gerald R.



If they try to rush me, I always say, "I've only got one other speed, and it's slower."
Glenn Ford : 2487 : Ford, Glenn



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 : 6581 : Ford, Harrison



We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Harrison Ford : 7796 : Ford, Harrison



I'm quite comfortable with the reality of my age, and I don't feel old. I'll continue to do physical roles until it begins to hurt too much.
Harrison Ford : 8586 : Ford, Harrison



Failures are inevitable. Unfortunately, in film they live forever, and they're forty feet wide and twenty feet high.
Harrison Ford : 9377 : Ford, Harrison



Nobody can think straight who does not work. Idleness warps the mind. Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease.
Henry Ford : 838 : Ford, Henry



Exercise is bunk. If you are healthy, you don't need it; if you are sick you shouldn't take it.
Henry Ford : 839 : Ford, Henry



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 : 840 : Ford, Henry



An idealist is a person who helps other people to be prosperous.
Henry Ford : 841 : Ford, Henry



Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is the probable reason so few engage in it.
Henry Ford : 842 : Ford, Henry



It is easy to give alms; it is better that we work to make the giving of alms unnecessary.
Henry Ford : 843 : Ford, Henry



I invented nothing new; I simply assembled into a car the discoveries of other men.
Henry Ford : 2212 : Ford, Henry



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 : 2216 : Ford, Henry



The highest use of capital is not to make more money but to make money do more for the betterment of life.
Henry Ford : 2964 : Ford, Henry



Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you're right.
Henry Ford : 3242 : Ford, Henry



People who have no time don't think. The more you think, the more time you have.
Henry Ford : 5484 : Ford, Henry



Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; and working together is success.
Henry Ford : 6187 : Ford, Henry



Time and money spent in helping men to do more for themselves is far better than mere giving.
Henry Ford : 6529 : Ford, Henry



Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
Henry Ford : 6565 : Ford, Henry



Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
Henry Ford : 7417 : Ford, Henry



If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford : 9532 : Ford, Henry



When everything seems to be going against you, remember that an airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.
Henry Ford : 9715 : Ford, Henry



It is not the employer who pays the wages. Employers only handle the money. It is the customer who pays the wages.
Henry Ford : 10725 : Ford, Henry



Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Henry Ford : 11049 : Ford, Henry



A bore is a fellow who opens his mouth and puts his feats in it.
Henry Ford : 12047 : Ford, Henry



I am a mushroom on whom the dew of heaven drops now and then.
John Ford : 2922 : Ford, John



People are incorrect to compare a director to an author. If he's a creator, he's more like an architect. And an architect conceives his plans according to precise circumstances.
John Ford : 9272 : Ford, John



It is easy enough to hold an opinion, but hard work to actually know what one is talking about.
Paul F. Ford : 6399 : Ford, Paul F.



Married life requires shared mystery even when all the facts are known.
Richard Ford : 1522 : Ford, Richard



One meal a day is enough for a lion, and it ought to be for a man.
G. Fordyce : 659 : Fordyce, G.



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 : 3014 : Foreman, George



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 : 6277 : Foreman, George



I want to keep fighting because it is the only thing that keeps me out of the hamburger joints. If I don't fight, I'll eat this planet.
George Foreman : 8251 : Foreman, George



Why pose and posture a self that is other than you, when I know your true name.
Leon Forrest : 7021 : Forrest, Leon



I have long considered it one of God's greatest mercies that the future is hidden from us. If it were not, life would surely be unbearable.
Eugene Forsey : 10675 : Forsey, Eugene



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 : 486 : Forster, E. M.



Personal relations are the important thing for ever and ever, and not this outer life of telegrams and anger.
E. M. Forster : 487 : Forster, E. M.



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 : 488 : Forster, E. M.



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 : 2241 : Forster, E. M.



Nothing in India is identifiable, the mere asking of a question causes it to disappear or to merge in something else.
E. M. Forster : 2330 : Forster, E. M.



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 : 2702 : Forster, E. M.



I suggest that the only books that influence us are those for which we are ready, and which have gone a little further down our particular path than we have gone ourselves
E. M. Forster : 7196 : Forster, E. M.



Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process, a sort of mental starch.
E. M. Forster : 7494 : Forster, E. M.



He believed in sudden conversion, a belief which may be right, but which is peculiarly attractive to the half-baked mind.
E. M. Forster : 8971 : Forster, E. M.



I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country and I betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
E. M. Forster : 9306 : Forster, E. M.



She felt that those who prepared for all the emergencies of life beforehand may equip themselves at the expense of joy.
E. M. Forster : 10449 : Forster, E. M.



Choose a place where you won't do very much harm, and stand in it for all you are worth, facing the sunshine.
E. M. Forster : 11859 : Forster, E. M.



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 : 1750 : Fortune, T. Thomas



Mental inertia is death.
T. Thomas Fortune : 6173 : Fortune, T. Thomas



Democracy is based on the conviction that there are extraordinary possibilities in ordinary people.
H. E. Fosdick : 770 : Fosdick, Harry Emerson



It is cynicism and fear that freeze life; it is faith that thaws it out, releases it and sets it free.
H. E. Fosdick : 3820 : Fosdick, Harry Emerson



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 : 4203 : Fosdick, Harry Emerson



Cordless phones are great. If you can find them.
Glenn Foster : 4867 : Foster, Glenn



It doesn't take intelligence to be an actor.
Jodie Foster : 980 : Foster, Jodie



Normal is not something to aspire to, it's something to get away from.
Jodie Foster : 2083 : Foster, Jodie



An idea cannot well be accompanied by a stronger kind of interest than the earnest wish to escape from it.
John Foster : 2463 : Foster, John



Beautiful dreamer, wake unto me. Starlight and dewdrop are waiting for thee.
Stephen Foster : 8353 : Foster, Stephen



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 : 2708 : Fountain, Paul



Do not always prove yourself to be the one in the right. The right will appear. You need only give it a chance.
C. H. Fowler : 7951 : Fowler, C. H.



The best teachers of humanity are the lives of great men.
Orson Squire Fowler : 2079 : Fowler, Orson Squire



In essence the renaissance was simply the green end of one of civilization's hardest winters.
John Fowles : 999 : Fowles, John



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 : 3401 : Fowles, John



There are many reasons shy novelists write, but they all have one thing in common -- a need to create an alternative world.
John Fowles : 9365 : Fowles, John



Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women laughing at them.
John Fowles : 11574 : Fowles, John



I never feel lonely if I've got a book. They're like old friends.
Emilia Fox : 12583 : Fox, Emilia



Walk cheerfully over the world, answering that of God in everyone.
George Fox : 2908 : Fox, George



A great figure or physique is nice, but it's self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.
Vivica Fox : 11026 : Fox, Vivica



Being the designated driver is not a desirable job. But if you ever get sucked into doing it, have fun with it. At the end of the night, drop them off at the wrong house.
Jeff Foxworthy : 7197 : Foxworthy, Jeff



Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing.
Redd Foxx : 4370 : Foxx, Redd



For your own good is a persuasive argument that will eventually make a man agree to his own destruction.
Janet Frame : 3643 : Frame, Janet



There is always a moment when curiosity becomes a sin and the devil is always on the side of the learned.
Anatole France : 87 : France, Anatole



There are very honest people who do not think they have had a bargain unless they have cheated a merchant.
Anatole France : 88 : France, Anatole



If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
Anatole France : 89 : France, Anatole



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 : 2994 : France, Anatole



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 : 3042 : France, Anatole



You think you are dying for your country; you die for the industrialists.
Anatole France : 3501 : France, Anatole



It is human nature to think wisely and act foolishly.
Anatole France : 4121 : France, Anatole



Never lend books, nobody ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are those which people have lent me.
Anatole France : 6563 : France, Anatole



The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
Anatole France : 7241 : France, Anatole



Wandering re-establishes the original harmony which once existed between man and the universe.
Anatole France : 7432 : France, Anatole



An education isn't how much you have committed to memory, or even how much you know. It's being able to differentiate between what you know and what you don't.
Anatole France : 7539 : France, Anatole



Ignorance is the necessary condition of life itself. If we knew everything, we could not endure existence for a single hour.
Anatole France : 7597 : France, Anatole



A simple style is like white light. Although complex, it does not appear so.
Anatole France : 7678 : France, Anatole



We do not know what to do with this short life, yet we want another which will be eternal.
Anatole France : 8485 : France, Anatole



A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.
Anatole France : 12046 : France, Anatole



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 : 3069 : Francis, Brendan



What an author likes to write most is his signaure on the back of a check.
Brendan Francis : 3390 : Francis, Brendan



Inspirations never go in for long engagements; they demand immediate marriage to action.
Brendan Francis : 3992 : Francis, Brendan



When two men fight over a woman, it's the fight they want, not the woman.
Brendan Francis : 8801 : Francis, Brendan



A man is already halfway in love with any woman who listens to him.
Brendan Francis : 9543 : Francis, Brendan



Imagination is the secret reservoir of the riches of the human race.
Maude Frandsen : 3578 : Frandsen, Maude



How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
Anne Frank : 5894 : Frank, Anne



Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
Anne Frank : 6499 : Frank, Anne



Who would ever think that so much can go on in the soul of a young girl?
Anne Frank : 11345 : Frank, Anne



The supreme sin is to not be able to forgive yourself.
Waldo Frank : 7376 : Frank, Waldo



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 : 2999 : Frankel, Jor



When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Al Franken : 6539 : Franken, Al



A picture that is beautiful, or that comes off, or that works, looks as if it was all made at one stroke.
Helen Frankenthaler : 811 : Frankenthaler, Helen



The dynamo of our economic system is self-interest, which may range from mere petty greed to admirable types of self-expression.
Felix Frankfurter : 3948 : Frankfurter, Felix



Gratitude is one of the least articulate of the emotions, especially when it is deep.
Felix Frankfurter : 5441 : Frankfurter, Felix



I recommend that the Statue of Liberty be supplemented by a Statue of Responsibility in the West coast.
Victor Frankl : 9003 : Frankl, Victor



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 : 163 : Franklin, Aretha



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 : 4995 : Franklin, Aretha



He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.
Ben Franklin : 222 : Franklin, Benjamin



Visit your aunt, but not every day; and call at your brother's, but not every night.
Ben Franklin : 223 : Franklin, Benjamin



Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
Ben Franklin : 224 : Franklin, Benjamin



A countryman between two lawyers is like a fish between two cats.
Benjamin Franklin : 232 : Franklin, Benjamin



To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.
Benjamin Franklin : 233 : Franklin, Benjamin



They that give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety.
Benjamin Franklin : 234 : Franklin, Benjamin



Here comes the orator, with his flood of words and his drop of reason.
Benjamin Franklin : 235 : Franklin, Benjamin



When you speak to a man, look on his eyes; when he speaks to you, look on his mouth.
Benjamin Franklin : 236 : Franklin, Benjamin



Where there's a marriage without love there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin : 237 : Franklin, Benjamin



If you really want to lose weight, there are only three things to give up: breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Benjamin Franklin : 238 : Franklin, Benjamin



There are three faithful friends: an old wife, an old dog, and ready money.
Benjamin Franklin : 239 : Franklin, Benjamin



As we must account for every idle word, so must we account for every idle silence.
Benjamin Franklin : 2002 : Franklin, Benjamin



The heart of the fool is in his mouth, but the mouth of the wise man is in his heart.
Benjamin Franklin : 2160 : Franklin, Benjamin



Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Benjamin Franklin : 2202 : Franklin, Benjamin



Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin : 2637 : Franklin, Benjamin



Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that's the stuff life is made of.
Ben Franklin : 3059 : Franklin, Benjamin



Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin : 3203 : Franklin, Benjamin



Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Benjamin Franklin : 3332 : Franklin, Benjamin



Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
Benjamin Franklin : 3683 : Franklin, Benjamin



If you would sleep soundly, take a clear conscience to bed with you.
Benjamin Franklin : 3720 : Franklin, Benjamin



Fraud and deciet are ever in a hurry; take time for all things; great haste makes great waste.
Ben Franklin : 3733 : Franklin, Benjamin



Don't throw stones at you neighbors if your own windows are glass.
Benjamin Franklin : 3765 : Franklin, Benjamin



Tart words make no friends; a spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Ben Franklin : 3802 : Franklin, Benjamin



You may delay, but time will not.
Benjamin Franklin : 4460 : Franklin, Benjamin



If you do what you should not, you must hear what you would not.
Benjamin Franklin : 4523 : Franklin, Benjamin



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 : 4716 : Franklin, Benjamin



Well done is better than well said.
Benjamin Franklin : 4873 : Franklin, Benjamin



The first mistake in public business is going into it.
Benjamin Franklin : 4920 : Franklin, Benjamin



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 : 5208 : Franklin, Benjamin



All mankind is divided into three classes: those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
Benjamin Franklin : 5369 : Franklin, Benjamin



Constant complaints is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin : 5490 : Franklin, Benjamin



Constant complaints is the poorest sort of pay for all the comforts we enjoy.
Benjamin Franklin : 5491 : Franklin, Benjamin



Content makes poor men rich; Discontentment makes rich men poor.
Benjamin Franklin : 5544 : Franklin, Benjamin



You will find the key to success under the alarm clock.
Ben Franklin : 5565 : Franklin, Benjamin



Genius without education is like silver in the mine.
Ben Franklin : 5566 : Franklin, Benjamin



God heals, and the doctor takes the fees.
Ben Franklin : 5567 : Franklin, Benjamin



A good example is the best sermon.
Ben Franklin : 5568 : Franklin, Benjamin



Beer is living proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Ben Franklin : 5569 : Franklin, Benjamin



He who waits upon fortune is never sure of dinner.
Ben Franklin : 5570 : Franklin, Benjamin



Keep your eyes wide open before marriage, and half-shut afterwards.
Ben Franklin : 5571 : Franklin, Benjamin



Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.
Ben Franklin : 5572 : Franklin, Benjamin



He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Ben Franklin : 5573 : Franklin, Benjamin



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 : 5574 : Franklin, Benjamin



But in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin : 5688 : Franklin, Benjamin



Great beauty, great strength and great riches are really and truly of no great use; A right heart exceeds all.
Benjamin Franklin : 5908 : Franklin, Benjamin



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 : 5930 : Franklin, Benjamin



Trouble springs from idleness and grievous toil from needless ease.
Benjamin Franklin : 6243 : Franklin, Benjamin



He that is of the opinion money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.
Benjamin Franklin : 6658 : Franklin, Benjamin



Drive thy business or it will drive thee.
Benjamin Franklin : 6804 : Franklin, Benjamin



Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin : 6984 : Franklin, Benjamin



Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
Benjamin Franklin : 7073 : Franklin, Benjamin



He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin : 7349 : Franklin, Benjamin



They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security.
Benjamin Franklin : 7622 : Franklin, Benjamin



Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin : 7965 : Franklin, Benjamin



A Man without a Wife is but half a Man.
Benjamin Franklin : 8097 : Franklin, Benjamin



Beware of the young doctor and the old barber.
Benjamin Franklin : 8392 : Franklin, Benjamin



He that lives upon hope will die fasting.
Benjamin Franklin : 8772 : Franklin, Benjamin



We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin : 9538 : Franklin, Benjamin



By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.
Benjamin Franklin : 10231 : Franklin, Benjamin



I should have no objection to go over the same life from its beginning to the end: requesting only the advantage authors have, of correcting in a second edition the faults of the first.
Benjamin Franklin : 10633 : Franklin, Benjamin



There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.
Benjamin Franklin : 10782 : Franklin, Benjamin



Sloth, like rust, consumes faster than labor wears, while the used key is always bright.
Ben Franklin : 10966 : Franklin, Benjamin



A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.
Benjamin Franklin : 11032 : Franklin, Benjamin



The learned fool writes his nonsense in better language than the unlearned, but it is still nonsense.
Benjamin Franklin : 11585 : Franklin, Benjamin



Keep conscience clear, then never fear.
Benjamin Franklin : 11686 : Franklin, Benjamin



Energy and persistence conquer all things.
Benjamin Franklin : 12068 : Franklin, Benjamin



Many people die at twenty-five and aren't buried until they're seventy-five.
Benjamin Franklin : 12753 : Franklin, Benjamin



The times are not so bad as they seem; they couldn't be.
Jay Franklin : 2109 : Franklin, Jay



There is, after all, a kind of happiness in unhappiness, if it's the right unhappiness.
Jonathan Franzen : 10994 : Franzen, Jonathan



It is an axiom of sports that the legs go first. For sportswriters, it's the enthusiasm.
Trent Frayne : 1805 : Frayne, Trent



Drive out prejudices through the door, and they will return through the window.
Frederick II : 633 : Frederick II



All religions must be tolerated, for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Frederick The Great : 634 : Frederick The Great



If I wished to punish a province, I would have it governed by philosophers.
Frederick The Great : 635 : Frederick The Great



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 : 290 : Freeman, Bud



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 : 4712 : Freeman, Eileen Elias



Sometimes the answer to a prayer is not that it changes life, but that it changes you.
James Dillet Freeman : 8681 : Freeman, James Dillet



Disappointment is an endless wellspring of comedy inspiration.
Martin Freeman : 10937 : Freeman, Martin



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 : 2254 : Freeman, Morgan



Infatuation means, "A love that it is inconvenient to go on with."
Celia Fremlin : 10542 : Fremlin, Celia



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 : 3431 : French, Marilyn



Food, in the end, in our own tradition, is something holy. It's not about nutrients and calories. It's about sharing.
Louise Fresco : 12121 : Fresco, Louise



Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
Anna Freud : 111 : Freud, Anna



If you resolve to give up smoking, drinking and loving, you don't actually live longer, it just seems longer.
Clement Freud : 4483 : Freud, Clement



The mind is an iceberg; it floats with only one-seventh of its bulk above water.
Freud : 642 : Freud, Sigmund



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 : 2175 : Freud, Sigmund



The principal task of civilization, its actual raison d'etre, is to defend us against nature.
Sigmund Freud : 3552 : Freud, Sigmund



The most powerful obstacle to culture is the tendency to aggression, which is an innate, independent, instinctual disposition in man.
Sigmund Freud : 3953 : Freud, Sigmund



Neurosis seems to be a human privilege.
Sigmund Freud : 6514 : Freud, Sigmund



A good rule for letter writing is to leave unmentioned what the recipient already knows, and instead tell him something new.
Sigmund Freud : 10028 : Freud, Sigmund



A quack is anyone who undertakes a treatment without possessing the knowledge and capacities necessary for it.
Sigmund Freud : 10461 : Freud, Sigmund



The worst egoist is the person to whom the thought has never occurred that he might be one.
Sigmund Freud : 11615 : Freud, Sigmund



Time spent with cats is never wasted.
Sigmund Freud : 12080 : Freud, Sigmund



A man cannot know everything, but everyone has to have something he knows thoroughly.
Gustav Freytag : 767 : Freytag, Gustav



The older I get, the more of my mother I see in myself.
Nancy Friday : 1330 : Friday, Nancy



When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
Betty Friedan : 3132 : Friedan, Betty



Neither woman nor man lives by work, or love, alone. The human self defines itself and grows through love and work: All psychology before and after Freud boils down to that.
Betty Friedan : 9266 : Friedan, Betty



The time is at hand when the voices of the feminine mystique can no longer drown out the inner voice that is driving women on to become complete.
Betty Friedan : 9657 : Friedan, Betty



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 : 2986 : Friedenberg, Edgar



Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.
Mickey Friedman : 5382 : Friedman, Mickey



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 : 3518 : Friedman, Milton



Thank heavens we do not get all of the government that we are made to pay for.
Milton Friedman : 8344 : Friedman, Milton



Hell hath no fury like a bureaucrat scorned.
Milton Friedman : 10847 : Friedman, Milton



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 : 3371 : Friedman, Milton and Rose



Americans have always been eager for travel, that being how they got to the new world in the first place.
Otto Friedrich : 6945 : Friedrich, Otto



Technology is a way of organizing the universe so that man doesn't have to experience it.
Max Frisch : 9768 : Frisch, Max



Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman : 4842 : Frohman, Charles



Being grandparents sufficiently removes us from the responsibilities so that we can be friends.
Allan Frome : 9228 : Frome, Allan



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 : 574 : Fromm, Erich



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 : 2174 : Fromm, Erich



Modern man lives under the illusion that he knows what he wants, while he actually wants what he is supposed to want.
Erich Fromm : 2365 : Fromm, Erich



There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives his life by the unfolding of his powers, by living productively.
Erich Fromm : 3117 : Fromm, Erich



One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.
Erich Fromm : 3707 : Fromm, Erich



The idea that egotism is the basis of the general welfare is the principle on which competitive society has been built.
Erich Fromm : 5210 : Fromm, Erich



Man is the only animal for whom his own existence is a problem which he has to solve.
Erich Fromm : 6444 : Fromm, Erich



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 : 6578 : Fromm, Erich



The danger of the past was that men became slaves. The danger of the future is that man may become robots.
Erich Fromm : 7967 : Fromm, Erich



The successful revolutionary is a statesman, the unsuccessful one a criminal.
Erich Fromm : 10526 : Fromm, Erich



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 : 1543 : Frost, Robert



Poets are like baseball pitchers. Both have their moments. The intervals are the tough things.
Robert Frost : 1544 : Frost, Robert



Nobody was ever meant to remember or invent what he did with every cent.
Robert Frost : 1545 : Frost, Robert



Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those who think they talk sense.
Robert Frost : 1546 : Frost, Robert



The reason worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost : 1547 : Frost, Robert



Time and tide wait for no man, but time always stands still for a woman of thirty.
Robert Frost : 1548 : Frost, Robert



The difference between a man and his valet: they both smoke the same cigars, but only one pays for them.
Robert Frost : 2383 : Frost, Robert



The world is full of willing people, some willing to work, the rest willing to let them.
Robert Frost : 2965 : Frost, Robert



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 : 3521 : Frost, Robert



Happiness makes up in height for what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost : 3647 : Frost, Robert



We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost : 4037 : Frost, Robert



Television enables you to be entertained in your home by people you wouldn't have in your home.
Robert Frost : 4439 : Frost, Robert



Education is the ability to listen to almost anything without losing your temper or your self-confidence.
Robert Frost : 5494 : Frost, Robert



Two roads diverged in a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost : 6654 : Frost, Robert



I never dared to be radical when young for fear it would make me conservative when old.
Robert Frost : 6682 : Frost, Robert



I'm against a homogenized society, because I want the cream to rise.
Robert Frost : 6758 : Frost, Robert



Heaven gives its glimpses only to those not in the position to look too close.
Robert Frost : 7024 : Frost, Robert



Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.
Robert Frost : 7067 : Frost, Robert



A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost : 7100 : Frost, Robert



Most of the change we think we see in life is due to truths being in and out of favor.
Robert Frost : 7485 : Frost, Robert



A poem is never a put-up job so to speak. It begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a home-sickness, a love sickness. It is never a thought to begin with.
Robert Frost : 7755 : Frost, Robert



In three words I can sum up everything i've learned about life: It goes on.
Robert Frost : 8480 : Frost, Robert



The brain is a wonderful organ. It starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office.
Robert Frost : 8596 : Frost, Robert



You can be a little ungrammatical if you come from the right part of the country.
Robert Frost : 8835 : Frost, Robert



Ah, when to the heart of man was it ever less than a treason, To go with the drift of things to yield with a grace to reason, And bow and accept at the end of a love or a season.
Robert Frost : 8891 : Frost, Robert



Earth's the right place for love; I don't know where it's likely to go better.
Robert Frost : 10524 : Frost, Robert



Writing free verse is like playing tennis with the net down.
Robert Frost : 10829 : Frost, Robert



The first duty of a historian is to be on his guard against his own sympathies.
J. A. Froude : 10800 : Froude, J. A.



You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge one for yourself.
James A. Froude : 10766 : Froude, James A.



Of all the evil spirits abroad in the world, insincerity is the most dangerous.
James Froude : 1998 : Froude, James Anthony



No person is ever good for much, that hasn't been swept off their feet by enthusiasm between ages twenty and thirty.
James A. Froude : 7935 : Froude, James Anthony



In football it is widely acknowledged that if both sides agree to cheat, cheating is fair.
C. B. Fry : 299 : Fry, C. B.



The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can.
Christopher Fry : 7647 : Fry, Christopher



Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
Christopher Fry : 9253 : Fry, Christopher



Coffee in England is just toasted milk.
Christopher Fry : 10855 : Fry, Christopher



Recall it as often as you wish; a happy memory never wears out.
Libbie Fudim : 5428 : Fudim, Libbie



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 : 5949 : Fuentes, Carlos



High on the agenda for the twenty-first century will be the need to restore some kind of tragic consciousness.
Carlos Fuentes : 7616 : Fuentes, Carlos



By its very nature, the novel indicates that we are becoming. There is no final solution. There is no last word.
Carlos Fuentes : 10719 : Fuentes, Carlos



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 : 1906 : Fulbright, William



Every American carries in his bloodstream the heritage of the malcontent and the dreamer.
Dorothy Fuldheim : 7314 : Fuldheim, Dorothy



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 : 3446 : Fulford, Robert



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 : 6281 : Fulghum, Robert



The world does not need tourists who ride by in a bus clucking their tongues. The world as it is needs those who will love it enough to change it, with what they have, where they are.
Robert Fulghum : 8187 : Fulghum, Robert



Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watching you.
Robert Fulghum : 10081 : Fulghum, Robert



Insofar as it represents a genuine reconciliation of differences, a consensus is a fine thing; insofar as it represents a concealment of differences, it is a miscarriage of democratic procedure.
J. William Fullbright : 10628 : Fullbright, J. William



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 : 1001 : Fuller, John



A house is no home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as for the body.
Margaret Fuller : 10075 : Fuller, Margaret



It's not your blue blood, your pedigree or your college degree. It's what you do with your life that counts.
Millard Fuller : 7619 : Fuller, Millard



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 : 2937 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



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 : 4271 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



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 : 5944 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



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 : 6316 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



I'd like to introduce myself as the world's most successful failure.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 7341 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



We are not going to be able to operate our Spaceship Earth successfully nor for much longer unless we see it as a whole spaceship and our fate as common. It has to be everybody or nobody.
Buckminster Fuller : 7833 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



The earth is like a spaceship that didn't come with an operating manual.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 8347 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



Ninety-nine percent of who you are is invisible and untouchable.
Buckminster Fuller : 8740 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



I'm not a genius. I'm just a tremendous bundle of experience.
Buckminster Fuller : 9091 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



Integrity is the essence of everything successful.
Buckminster Fuller : 9490 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 10769 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



How often I found where I should be going only by setting out for somewhere else.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 12445 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



A proverb is much matter distilled into few words.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 12621 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you it's going to be a butterfly.
R. Buckminster Fuller : 12699 : Fuller, R. Buckminster



When you're in the battlefield, survival is all there is. Death is the only great emotion.
Sam Fuller : 7324 : Fuller, Sam



Let us spare where we can, so that we can spend where we should.
Thomas Fuller : 1772 : Fuller, Thomas



Let the child's first lesson be obedience, and the second may be what there be.
Thomas Fuller : 1773 : Fuller, Thomas



If afflictions refine some, they consume others.
Thomas Fuller : 2930 : Fuller, Thomas



If you love yourself too much, nobody else will love you at all.
Thomas Fuller : 3309 : Fuller, Thomas



Marriage is not like the hill of Olympus, wholly clear, without clouds.
Thomas Fuller : 3691 : Fuller, Thomas



We shall never have friends if we expect to find them without fault.
Thomas Fuller : 5128 : Fuller, Thomas



Men of business must not break their word twice.
Thomas Fuller : 5158 : Fuller, Thomas



Light (God's eldest daughter} is a principal beauty in building.
Thomas Fuller : 6770 : Fuller, Thomas



He's my friend who speaks well of me behind my back.
Thomas Fuller : 8424 : Fuller, Thomas



Search not a wound too deep lest thou make a new one.
Thomas Fuller : 8483 : Fuller, Thomas



Regard not so much what the world thinks of you, as what you think of yourself.
Thomas Fuller : 8717 : Fuller, Thomas



Learn how to refuse favors. This is a great and very useful art.
Thomas Fuller : 8790 : Fuller, Thomas



All commend patience, but none can endure to suffer.
Thomas Fuller : 9112 : Fuller, Thomas



If you would have a good wife, marry one who has been a good daughter.
Thomas Fuller : 9204 : Fuller, Thomas



It is madness for sheep to talk peace with a wolf.
Thomas Fuller : 10561 : Fuller, Thomas



Choose not your friends by outward show, for the feather floats where the pearl lies low.
Faye Fullmer : 596 : Fullmer, Faye



Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother.
Annette Funicello : 10260 : Funicello, Annette



The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple. The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
Julie Furtado : 9406 : Furtado, Julie



Art among a religious race produces relics among; a military one, trophies, among a commercial one, articles of trade.
Henry Fuseli : 844 : Fuseli, Henry



The forms of virtue are erect, the forms of pleasure undulate.
Henry Fuseli : 2914 : Fuseli, Henry



The real contest is always between what you've done and what you're capable of doing. You measure yourself against yourself and nobody else.
Geoffrey Gaberino : 11208 : Gaberino, Geoffrey



It is an extra dividend when you like the girl you've fallen in love with.
Clark Gable : 2050 : Gable, Clark



The most important thing a man can know is that, as he approaches his own door, someone on the other side is listening for the sound of his footsteps.
Clark Gable : 8231 : Gable, Clark



I hate to have my picture taken. I put it off just as long as I can possibly get away with it, then I finally go and act like a ham standing before a camera in riding boots or clutching a pipe between my teeth.
Clark Gable : 11470 : Gable, Clark



The only reason they come to see me is that I know that life is great - and they know I know it.
Clark Gable : 12467 : Gable, Clark



Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Dan Gable : 7790 : Gable, Dan



I believe in loyalty. When a woman reaches an age she likes, she should stick to it.
Eva Gabor : 8345 : Gabor, Eva



I believe in large families. Every woman should have at least three husbands.
Zsa Zsa Gabor : 1952 : Gabor, Zsa Zsa



A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.
Zsa Zsa Gabor : 3316 : Gabor, Zsa Zsa



I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.
Zsa Zsa Gabor : 5392 : Gabor, Zsa Zsa



I want a man who is kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a billionaire?
Zsa Zsa Gabor : 6999 : Gabor, Zsa Zsa



Stupidity's the deliberate cultivation of ignorance.
William Gaddis : 1907 : Gaddis, William



May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends below never fall out.
Gaelic Toast : 9446 : Gaelic Toast



He who believes that the past cannot be changed has not yet written his memoirs.
Tarvald Gahlin : 9054 : Gahlin, Tarvald



The world always seems brighter when you've just made something that wasn't there before.
Neil Gaiman : 7110 : Gaiman, Neil



Picking five favorite books is like picking the five body parts you'd most like not to lose.
Neil Gaiman : 10263 : Gaiman, Neil



You get ideas all the time. The only difference between writers and other people is we notice when we're doing it.
Neil Gaiman : 12112 : Gaiman, Neil



Better to make a hundred mistakes than to stare at a blank piece of paper too scared to do anything wrong.
Neil Gaiman : 12614 : Gaiman, Neil



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 : 3402 : Gainsborough, Thomas



If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by a spectacular error.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 1004 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 1005 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



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 : 1006 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 1007 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



It is not necessary to advertise food to hungry people, fuel to cold people, or houses to the homeless.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 4707 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



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 : 5183 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 7198 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



Much of the world's work, it has been said, is done by men who do not feel quite well. Marx is a case in point.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 8620 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



It's great to be with Bill Buckley, because you don't have to think. He takes a position and you automatically take the opposite and you know you're right.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 8899 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



One can relish the varied idiocy of human action during a financial panic to the full, for, while it is a time of great tragedy, nothing is being lost but money.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 9599 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



A junket is any business trip which, if taken by anyone but yourself, would be considered unnecessary.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 10047 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



The salary of the chief executive of a large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
John Kenneth Galbraith : 11173 : Galbraith, John Kenneth



Sometimes you don't realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness.
Susan Gale : 12371 : Gale, Susan



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 : 4161 : Galilei, Galileo



You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
Galileo Galilei : 5342 : Galilei, Galileo



Change is inevitable - except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher : 3742 : Gallagher, Robert C.



I began to ration my writing, for fear I would dream through life as my father had done. I was afraid I had inherited a poisoned gene from him, a vocation without a gift.
Mavis Gallant : 9601 : Gallant, Mavis



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 : 3424 : Gallico, Paul



College football today is one of the last great strongholds of genuine old-fashioned American hypocrisy.
Paul Gallico : 3525 : Gallico, Paul



Slang is vigorous and apt. Probably most of our vital words were once slang.
John Galsworthy : 1002 : Galsworthy, John



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 : 3513 : Galsworthy, John



Justice is a machine that, when someone has once given it the starting push, rolls on of itself.
John Galsworthy : 11758 : Galsworthy, John



Well washed and well combed domestic pets grow dull; they miss the stimulus of fleas.
Francis Galton : 8697 : Galton, Francis



It is next to impossible, I believe, to toss a brick in the air anywhere in County Galway without it landing on the head of some musician.
James Galway : 7247 : Galway, James



Great ability without discretion comes almost invariably to a tragic end.
Gambetta : 2589 : Gambetta, Leo



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 : 2966 : Gandhi, Indira



A nation's strength ultimately consists in what it can do on its own, and not in what it can borrow from others.
Indira Gandhi : 9385 : Gandhi, Indira



If I had no sense of humor, I would long ago have committed suicide.
Mahatma Gandhi : 1210 : Gandhi, Mohandas



I hate privilege and monopoly. Whatever cannot be shared with the masses is taboo to me.
Mohandas Gandhi : 1315 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mohandas Gandhi : 2008 : Gandhi, Mohandas



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 : 2274 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Silence becomes cowardice when occasion demands speaking out the whole truth and acting accordingly.
Mohandas Gandhi : 2770 : Gandhi, Mohandas



There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.
Mohandas Gandhi : 3967 : Gandhi, Mohandas



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 : 5203 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Almost everything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi : 5656 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Nonviolence is the first article of my faith. It is also the last article of my creed.
Mohandas Gandhi : 6064 : Gandhi, Mohandas



One needs to be slow to form convictions, but once formed they must be defended against the heaviest odds.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6659 : Gandhi, Mohandas



As long as you derive inner help and comfort from anything, keep it.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6753 : Gandhi, Mohandas



You may never know what results come from your action, but if you do nothing, there will be no result.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6839 : Gandhi, Mohandas



It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6852 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Joy lies in the fight, in the attempt, in the suffering involved, not in the victory itself.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6856 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Always aim at complete harmony of thought and word and deed. Always aim at purifying your thoughts and everything will be well.
Mahatma Gandhi : 6903 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
Mahatma Gandhi : 7012 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.
Mahatma Gandhi : 7068 : Gandhi, Mohandas



We should be ashamed of resting or having a square meal so long as there is one able-bodied man or woman without work or food.
Mohandas Gandhi : 7259 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Anger and intolerance are the twin enemies of correct understanding.
Mohandas Gandhi : 7459 : Gandhi, Mohandas



If your heart acquires strength, you will be able to remove blemishes from others without thinking evil of them.
Mohandas Gandhi : 7604 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Nonviolence is not a garment to be put on and off at will. Its seat is in the heart, and it must be an inseparable part of our very being.
Mohandas Gandhi : 7895 : Gandhi, Mohandas



In my humble opinion, non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Mohandas Gandhi : 8316 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Hate the sin and not the sinner.
Mohandas Gandhi : 8412 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Much that we hug today as knowledge is ignorance pure and simple. It makes the mind wander and even reduces it to a vacuity.
Mohandas Gandhi : 9358 : Gandhi, Mohandas



There is more to life than increasing its speed.
Mahatma Gandhi : 9834 : Gandhi, Mohandas



True morality consists not in following the beaten track, but in finding out the true path for ourselves and fearlessly following it.
Mohandas Gandhi : 10421 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Gandhi : 11020 : Gandhi, Mohandas



I suppose leadership at one time meant muscles; but today it means getting along with people.
Mahatma Gandhi : 11034 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary.
Mohandas Gandhi : 11323 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi : 11397 : Gandhi, Mohandas



The earth has enough for every man's need, but not for every man's greed.
Mohandas Gandhi : 11644 : Gandhi, Mohandas



A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
Mahatma Gandhi : 12225 : Gandhi, Mohandas



The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi : 12288 : Gandhi, Mohandas



Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky.
Sonia Gandhi : 12305 : Gandhi, Sonia



Never trust a base runner who's limping. Comes a base hit and you'd think he just got back from Lourdes.
Joe Garagiola : 4922 : Garagiola, Joe



Baseball is drama with an endless run and an ever-changing cast.
Joe Garagiola : 7774 : Garagiola, Joe



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 : 758 : Garbo, Greta



Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
Greta Garbo : 759 : Garbo, Greta



I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.
Greta Garbo : 9729 : Garbo, Greta



The man who questions opinion is wise; the man who quarrels with facts is a fool
Frank A. Garbutt : 619 : Garbutt, Frank A.



I was a wiseguy, I talked too much, I spoke out of turn. And I was a notorious unachiever.
Jerry Garcia : 5222 : Garcia, Jerry



Our audience is like people who like licorice. Not everybody likes licorice, but the people who like licorice really like licorice.
Jerry Garcia : 5965 : Garcia, Jerry



Music is the timeless experience of constant change.
Jerry Garcia : 10159 : Garcia, Jerry



Land is the secure ground of home, the sea is like life, the outside, the unknown.
Stephen Gardiner : 12577 : Gardiner, Stephen



Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.
Ava Gardner : 11382 : Gardner, Ava



Opera is when a fella gets stabbed in the back and instead of bleeding, he sings.
Ed Gardner : 3186 : Gardner, Ed



The image managers encourage the individual to fashion himself into a smooth coin, negotiable in any market.
John Gardner : 2472 : Gardner, John



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 : 5113 : Gardner, John



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 : 4442 : Gardner, John W.



One of the reasons mature people stop learning is that they become less and less willing to risk failure.
John W. Gardner : 8647 : Gardner, John W.



All laws are an attempt to domesticate the natural ferocity of the species.
John W. Gardner : 12016 : Gardner, John W.



Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
James A. Garfield : 670 : Garfield, James A.



The men who succeed best in public life are those who take the risk of standing by their own convictions.
James A. Garfield : 912 : Garfield, James A.



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 : 913 : Garfield, James A.



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 : 5920 : Garfield, James A.



Poverty is uncomfortable; but 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 : 8911 : Garfield, James A.



Real political issues cannot be manufactured by the leaders of political parties. The real political issues of the day declare themselves, and come out of the depths of that deep which we call public opinion.
James A. Garfield : 9929 : Garfield, James A.



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 : 794 : Garland, Hamlin



We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Judy Garland : 5240 : Garland, Judy



Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Judy Garland : 6556 : Garland, Judy



Possessive parents rarely live long enough to see the fruits of their selfishness.
Alan Garner : 30 : Garner, Alan



A sister is a little bit of childhood that can never be lost.
Marion C. Garretty : 7837 : Garretty, Marion C.



Enslave but a single human being, and the liberty of the world is put in peril.
William Lloyd Garrison : 1973 : Garrison, William Lloyd



I wish I could tell you my age, but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
Greer Garson : 757 : Garson, Greer



A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.
Marcus Garvey : 11054 : Garvey, Marcus



Up, you mighty race, you can accomplish what you will.
Marcus Garvey : 12058 : Garvey, Marcus



Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.
Roman Gary : 3166 : Gary, Roman



Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom.
Elizabeth Gaskell : 4475 : Gaskell, Elizabeth



Yesterday's idea does not influence that of today. It influences a man who reacts with a new idea.
Jose Ortega y Gasset : 1034 : Gasset, Jose Ortega y



Minorities are individuals or groups of individuals especially qualified. The masses are the collection of people not specially qualified.
Jose Ortega y Gasset : 7563 : Gasset, Jose Ortega y



The metaphor is perhaps one of man's most fruitful potentialities. Its efficacy verges on magic, and it seems a tool for creation which God forgot inside one of His creatures when He made him.
Jose Ortega Gasset : 7830 : Gasset, Jose Ortega y



Effort is only effort when it begins to hurt.
Jose Ortega y Gasset : 9166 : Gasset, Jose Ortega y



640k ought to be enough for anybody.
Bill Gates (in 1981) : 5669 : Gates, Bill



E-mail is a unique communication vehicle for a lot of reasons. However, e-mail is not a substitute for direct interaction.
Bill Gates : 6616 : Gates, Bill



Your most unhappy customers are your greatest source of learning.
Bill Gates : 7057 : Gates, Bill



The Wright Brothers created the single greatest cultural force since the invention of writing. The airplane became the first World Wide Web, bringing people, languages, ideas, and values together.
Bill Gates : 7183 : Gates, Bill



The Internet is becoming the town square for the global village of tomorrow.
Bill Gates : 10533 : Gates, Bill



Success is a lousy teacher. It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
Bill Gates : 12554 : Gates, Bill



What has hurt me most about the glorious black awakening of the late sixties and early seventies is that we lost our sense of humor. Many of us thought that enlightened politics excluded it.
Henry Louis Gates : 11161 : Gates, Henry Louis



There are noble tones, ordinary ones, tranquil harmonies, consoling ones, others which excite by their vigor.
Paul Gauguin : 1434 : Gauguin, Paul



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 : 2971 : Gauguin, Paul



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 : 3403 : Gauguin, Paul



It's always the badly dressed people who are the most interesting.
Jean Paul Gaultier : 4059 : Gaultier, Jean Paul



Fortune loves to give slippers to those with wooden legs, and gloves to those with no hands.
Theophile Gautier : 8508 : Gautier, Theophile



Literature has nothing to do with usefulness; the most useful place in any house is the toilet.
Theophile Gautier : 8664 : Gautier, Theophile



To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind.
Theophile Gautier : 12537 : Gautier, Theophile



If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.
Marvin Gaye : 2023 : Gaye, Marvin



The larger office, the corner space, the extra window are the teddy bears and tricycles of adult office life.
Willard Gaylin : 6350 : Gaylin, Willard



I've just heard that photons have mass. I didn't even know they were Catholics.
Don Geddis : 10803 : Geddis, Don



Architecture should speak of its time and place, but yearn for timelessness.
Frank Gehry : 8135 : Gehry, Frank



If you can see things out of whack, then you can see how things can be in whack.
Theodor Seuss Geisel : 11732 : Geisel, Theodor Seuss



Nonsense wakes up the brain cells, and it helps develop a sense of humor, which is awfully important in this day and age.
Theodor Geisel : 11753 : Geisel, Theodor Seuss



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 : 5922 : Gelb, Michael



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 : 1271 : Gellhorn, Martha



I see mysteries and complications wherever I look, and I have never met a steadily logical person.
Martha Gellhorn : 2768 : Gellhorn, Martha



A cleric who loses his faith abandons his calling; a philosopher who loses his redefines his subject.
Ernest Gellner : 4994 : Gellner, Ernest



There were giants in the earth in those days; and also after that, when the sons of God came in unto the daughters of men, and they bare children to them, the same became mighty men which were of old, men of renown.
Genesis 6:4 : 11467 : Genesis 6:4



Crimes of which a people is ashamed constitute its real history. The same is true of man.
Joan Genet : 11621 : Genet, Joan



True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
Dave Tyson Gentry : 7687 : Gentry, Dave Tyson



Do not allow grass to grow on the road of friendship.
Madame Marie Therese Geoffrin : 3800 : Geoffrin, Madame Marie Therese



When people once begin to deviate, they do not know where to stop.
George III : 2091 : George III



The most dangerous thing in the world is to leap a chasm in two jumps.
David Lloyd George : 2047 : George, David Lloyd



A politician was a person with whose politics you did not agree. When you did agree, he was a statesman.
David Lloyd George : 2466 : George, David Lloyd



Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George : 7135 : George, David Lloyd



The finest eloquence is that which gets things done.
David Lloyd George : 8756 : George, David Lloyd



We cannot suppose that some have a right to be in this world and others do not.
Henry George : 3752 : George, Henry



Poverty is the open-mouthed, relentless hell which yawns beneath civilized society.
Henry George : 6450 : George, Henry



For every social wrong there must be a remedy. But the remedy can be nothing less than the abolition of the wrong.
Henry George : 10043 : George, Henry



Let no man imagine that he has no influence. Whoever he may be, and wherever he may be placed, the man who thinks becomes a light and a power.
Henry George : 10413 : George, Henry



Washington is a town where more people probably contemplate writing a book than finish reading one.
Ann Geracimos : 108 : Geracimos, Ann



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 : 3527 : Gergen, David



She even sighed offensively... As if she meant to charge me with the necessity of doing so.
William Gerhardie : 1908 : Gerhardie, William



Learn to be sincere. Even if you have to fake it.
David Gerrold : 2633 : Gerrold, David



Feeding is an important ritual for me. I don't trust people who don't like to eat.
Gina Gershon : 11633 : Gershon, Gina



If love means never having to say you're sorry, then marriage means always having to say everything twice.
Estelle Getty : 5238 : Getty, Estelle



If you can count your money, you are not really a rich man.
J. Paul Getty : 904 : Getty, J. Paul



The meek shall inherit the earth, but not the mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty : 5644 : Getty, J. Paul



My love of fine art increased - the more of it I saw, the more of it I wanted to see.
Paul Getty : 8466 : Getty, J. Paul



To be seriously rich means that one no longer counts money.
J. Paul Getty : 12050 : Getty, J. Paul



If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden.
Claudia Ghandi : 7149 : Ghandi, Claudi



A teacher's day is half bureaucracy, half crisis, half monotony, and one-eightieth epiphany. Never mind the arithmetic.
Susan Ghanian : 8280 : Ghanian, Susan



My English test is chaste, and all licentious passages are left in the obscurity of a learned language.
Edward Gibbon : 525 : Gibbon, Edward



Unprovided with original learning, unformed in the habits of thinking, unskilled in the arts of composition, I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon : 2410 : Gibbon, Edward



Beauty is an outward gift which is seldom despised except by those to whom it has been refused.
Edward Gibbon : 2482 : Gibbon, Edward



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 : 2980 : Gibbon, Edward



The winds and waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
Edward Gibbon : 9912 : Gibbon, Edward



The noisy and extensive scene of crowds without company and dissipation without pleasure.
Edward Gibbon, on London : 10744 : Gibbon, Edward



I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Edward Gibbon : 10876 : Gibbon, Edward



I was never less alone than when by myself.
Edward Gibbon : 12071 : Gibbon, Edward



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 : 1727 : Gibbons, Stella



I truly believe that everything that we do and everyone that we meet is put in our path fur a purpose.
Marla Gibbs : 12254 : Gibbs, Marla



For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.
Nancy Gibbs : 8003 : Gibbs, Nancy



If the other person injures you, you may forget the injury; but if you injure him, you will always remember.
Khalil Gibran : 729 : Gibran, Khalil



If it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.
Khalil Gibran : 1075 : Gibran, Khalil



Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.
Khalil Gibran : 1076 : Gibran, Khalil



You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Khalil Gibran : 1077 : Gibran, Khalil



It is well to give when asked, but it is better to give unasked, through understanding.
Khalil Gibran : 2615 : Gibran, Khalil



Your body is the harp of your soul. And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.
Khalil Gibran : 2764 : Gibran, Khalil



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 : 4749 : Gibran, Khalil



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 : 4827 : Gibran, Khalil



If you reveal your secrets to the wind, you should not blame the wind for revealing them to the trees.
Khalil Gibran : 4933 : Gibran, Khalil



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 : 5929 : Gibran, Khalil



Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.
Khalil Gibran : 6708 : Gibran, Khalil



The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain.
Khalil Gibran : 6749 : Gibran, Khalil



If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.
Khalil Gibran : 6963 : Gibran, Khalil



Yesterday is but today's memory, tomorrow is today's dream.
Khalil Gibran : 7064 : Gibran, Khalil



There are those who give joy and that joy is their reward.
Khalil Gibran : 7152 : Gibran, Khalil



Doubt is a pain too lonely to know that faith is his twin brother.
Khalil Gibran : 7480 : Gibran, Khalil



They deem me mad because I will not sell my days for gold; and I deem them mad because they think my days have a price.
Khalil Gibran : 7928 : Gibran, Khalil



A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.
Khalil Gibran : 8330 : Gibran, Khalil



Much of your pain is self-chosen.
Khalil Gibran : 8789 : Gibran, Khalil



Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Khalil Gibran : 8832 : Gibran, Khalil



Let there be no purpose in friendship save the deepening of the spirit.
Khalil Gibran : 9255 : Gibran, Khalil



March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life's path.
Khalil Gibran : 9529 : Gibran, Khalil



We shall never understand one another until we reduce the language to seven words.
Khalil Gibran : 10786 : Gibran, Khalil



Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.
Khalil Gibran : 10885 : Gibran, Khalil



The partition between the sage and the fool is more slender than the spider web.
Khalil Gibran : 11428 : Gibran, Khalil



For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed.
Khalil Gibran : 12119 : Gibran, Khalil



Art is a step from what is obvious and well-known toward what is arcane and concealed.
Khalil Gibran : 12269 : Gibran, Khalil



Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.
Khalil Gibran : 12484 : Gibran, Khalil



In the field of sports you are more or less accepted for what you do rather than what you are.
Althea Gibson : 3181 : Gibson, Althea



No matter what accomplishments you achieve, somebody helps you.
Althea Gibson : 10132 : Gibson, Althea



Oh, the lovely fickleness of an April day!
William Hamilton Gibson : 4122 : Gibson, William Hamilton



The true hypocrite is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity.
Andre Gide : 90 : Gide, Andre



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 : 91 : Gide, Andre



There is a law in life: when one door closes to us, another one opens.
Andre Gide : 92 : Gide, Andre



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 : 3126 : Gide, Andre



Every instant of our lives is essentially irreplaceable: you must know this in order to concentrate on life.
Andre Gide : 3528 : Gide, Andre



One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
Andre Gide : 4349 : Gide, Andre



Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Andre Gide : 6342 : Gide, Andre



I believe it is harder to be fair to oneself than to others.
Andre Gide : 7370 : Gide, Andre



Believe those who are seeking the truth. Doubt those who find it.
Andre Gide : 8504 : Gide, Andre



Art hates nature. If art is always seeking nature, it is like a hunter waiting in ambush, or a rival, embracing it only in order to strangle it.
Andre Gide : 10673 : Gide, Andre



It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves.
Andre Gide : 11699 : Gide, Andre



Nothing thwarts happiness so much as the memory of happiness.
Andre Gide : 12705 : Gide, Andre



Daniel Day Lewis has what every actor in Hollywood wants: talent. And what every actor in England wants: looks.
Sir John Gielgud : 3483 : Gielgud, Sir John



I know coincidence has a long arm, but it's not an octopus.
Anthony Gilbert : 159 : Gilbert, Anthony



Ignorance, if not bliss, often saves a good deal of time.
Anthony Gilbert : 8379 : Gilbert, Anthony



When we accept tough jobs as a challenge and wade into them with joy and enthusiasm, miracles can happen.
Arland Gilbert : 3145 : Gilbert, Arland



The inability to open up to hope is what blocks trust, and blocked trust is the reason for blighted dreams.
Elizabeth Gilbert : 8289 : Gilbert, Elizabeth



You gotta stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.
Elizabeth Gilbert : 12557 : Gilbert, Elizabeth



It's all right to have butterflies in your stomach. Just get them to fly in formation.
Rob Gilbert : 8482 : Gilbert, Rob



Oh, wouldn't the world seem dull and flat with nothing whatever to grumble at?
W. S. Gilbert : 4072 : Gilbert, W. S.



No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have - and I think he is a dirty little beast.
W. S. Gilbert : 5247 : Gilbert, W. S.



I can trace my ancestry back to a protoplasmal primordial atomic globule. Consequently, my family pride is something inconceivable.
W. S. Gilbert : 5972 : Gilbert, W. S.



I am the very model of a modern Major-General, I've information vegetable, animal and mineral, I know the kings of England, and I quote their fights historical, From Marathon to Waterloo, in order categorical.
W. S. Gilbert : 8515 : Gilbert, W. S.



Things are seldom what they seem, Skimmed milk oft masquerades as cream.
W. S. Gilbert : 10537 : Gilbert, W. S.



Now I can pay for the house, but I don't ever get to see it.
Vince Gill : 12053 : Gill, Vince



If it hadn't been for him there wouldn't have been none of us. I want to thank Mr. Louis Armstrong for my livelihood.
Dizzy Gillespie : 7273 : Gillespie, Dizzy



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 : 5907 : Gillespie, Janet



The great thing about a double entendre is that it can only mean one thing.
Steve Gillette : 12531 : Gillette, Steve



The more you love what you are doing, the more successful it will be for you.
Jerry Gillies : 9062 : Gillies, Jerry



I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who really loves it.
Dobie Gillis : 8683 : Gillis, Dobie



A limited fortune is no excuse for a deficiency in neatness.
Charlotte Gilman : 367 : Gilman, Charlotte Perkins



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 : 6615 : Gilman, Charlotte Perkins



The first duty of a human being is to assume the right relationship to society - more briefly, to find your real job, and do it.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman : 7896 : Gilman, Charlotte Perkins



Each generation of young people should be to the world like a vast reserve force to a tired army. They should lift the world forward. That is what they are for.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman : 10377 : Gilman, Charlotte Perkins



Look over your shoulder now and then to be sure someone's following you.
Henry Gilmer : 8796 : Gilmer, Henry



A tree: the grandest and most beautiful of all the productions of the earth.
William Gilpin : 1909 : Gilpin, William



Two things are bad for the heart - running uphill and running down people.
Bernard Gimbel : 3819 : Gimbel, Bernard



I got all the schooling an actress needs. That is, I learned to write enough to sign contracts.
Hermione Gingold : 869 : Gingold, Hermione



Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.
Newt Gingrich : 4779 : Gingrich, Newt



You were never no locomotive, sunflower, you were a sunflower! And you locomotive, you are a locomotive, forget me not!
Allen Ginsberg : 2713 : Ginsberg, Allen



A naked lunch is natural to us. We eat reality sandwiches. But allegories are so much lettuce. Don't hide the madness.
Allen Ginsberg : 3549 : Ginsberg, Allen



No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets truth.
Jean Giraudoux : 952 : Giraudoux, Jean



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 : 3404 : Giraudoux, Jean



The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
Jean Giraudoux : 4966 : Giraudoux, Jean



The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that, you've got it made.
Jean Giraudoux : 4967 : Giraudoux, Jean



There is no better way of exercising the imagination than the study of law. No poet ever interpreted nature as freely as a lawyer interprets the truth.
Jean Giraudoux : 8919 : Giraudoux, Jean



The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
Jean Giraudoux : 10970 : Giraudoux, Jean



I don't care for modern films - all crashing cars and close-ups of people's feet.
Lillian Gish : 6082 : Gish, Lillian



A happy life is one spent in learning, earning, and yearning.
Lillian Gish : 12695 : Gish, Lillian



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 : 4168 : Gissing, George



It is familiarity with life that makes time speed quickly. When every day is a step in the unknown, as for children, the days are long with gathering of experience.
George Gissing : 8207 : Gissing, George



Achieve success in any area of life by identifying the optimum strategies. and repeating them until they become habits.
Charles Givens : 7929 : Givens, Charles



All the world over, I will back the masses against the classes.
W. E. Gladstone : 2893 : Gladstone, William Ewart



Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds.
W. E. Gladstone : 9021 : Gladstone, William Ewart



We look forward to the time when the Power of Love will replace the Love of Power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Gladstone : 10684 : Gladstone, William Ewart



Be happy with what you have and are, be generous with both, and you won't have to hunt for happiness.
William E. Gladstone : 12376 : Gladstone, William Ewart



Every man is naturally a Narcissus, and each passion in us no other but self-love sweetened by milder epithets.
Joseph Glanville : 5218 : Glanville, Joseph



Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects.
Arnold Glasgow : 10563 : Glasgow, Arnold H.



A loyal friend laughs at your jokes when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your problems when they're not so bad.
Arnold H. Glasgow : 10696 : Glasgow, Arnold H.



The respect of those you respect is worth more than the applause of the multitude.
Arnold Glasgow : 11630 : Glasgow, Arnold H.



Few forms of life are so engaging as birds.
Ellen Glasgow : 7724 : Glasgow, Ellen



She saw now that the strong impulses which had once wrecked her happiness were the forces that had enabled her to rebuild her life out of the ruins.
Ellen Glasgow : 7884 : Glasgow, Ellen



Of one thing alone I am very sure: It is a law of our nature that the memory of longing should survive the more fugitive memory of fulfillment.
Ellen Glasgow : 8238 : Glasgow, Ellen



The mob that would die for a belief seldom hesitates to inflict death upon any opposing heretical group.
Ellen Glasgow : 10474 : Glasgow, Ellen



The only difference between a rut and a grave is their dimensions.
Ellen Glasgow : 12249 : Glasgow, Ellen



Women have more imagination than men. They need it to tell us (men) how wonderful we are.
Arnold Glasow : 170 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



An ounce of convention is worth a pound of primaries.
Arnold H. Glasow : 171 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



It is harder to conceal ignorance than to obtain knowledge.
Arnold Glasow : 1991 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



Success isn’t a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold Glasow : 3277 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
Arnold Glasow : 5401 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



The trouble with the future is that it usually arrives before we are ready for it.
Arnold H. Glasow : 5442 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



Success is simple. Do what's right, the right way, at the right time.
Arnold H. Glasow : 6841 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



In life, as in football, you won't go far unless you know where the goalposts are.
Arnold Glasow : 9051 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



Ever notice that no matter where you sit at the ball game, you're always between the hot dog peddler and his best customer?
Arnold H. Glasow : 10020 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



An idea not coupled with action will never get any bigger than the brain cell it occupied.
Arnold H. Glasow : 10208 : Glasow, Arnold Henry



What we seek we do not find - that would be too trim and tidy for so reckless and opulent a thing as life. It is something else we find.
Susan Glaspell : 9668 : Glaspell, Susan



We are driven by five genetic needs: survival, love and belonging, power, freedom, and fun.
William Glasser : 11017 : Glasser, William



The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day, you're off it.
Jackie Gleason : 4723 : Gleason, Jackie



You can't waste time and you can't save time; you can only choose what you do at any given moment.
James Gleick : 3264 : Gleick, James



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 : 5978 : Glenn, John



I don't know what you could say about a day in which you've seen four beautiful sunsets.
John Glenn : 8496 : Glenn, John



You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.
Jan Glidewell : 4308 : Glidewell, Jan



John Major delivers all his statements as though auditioning for the speaking clock.
Stephen Glover : 1729 : Glover, Stephen



Romance is the glamour which turns the dust of everyday life into a golden haze.
Elinor Glyn : 11759 : Glyn, Elinor



A salesman is a fellow with a smile on his face, a shine on his shoes, and a lousy territory.
George Gobel : 3054 : Gobel, George



If it weren't for electricity we'd all be watching television by candlelight.
George Gobel : 4390 : Gobel, George



Art attracts us only by what it reveals of our most secret self.
Jean-Luc Godard : 6484 : Godard, Jean-Luc



It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
Robert H. Goddard : 8612 : Goddard, Robert H.



Her arguments are like elephants. They squash you flat.
Rumer Godden : 1591 : Godden, Rumer



I'm proud to pay taxes in America. The only thing is I would be just as proud for half the money.
Arthur Godfrey : 5331 : Godfrey, Arthur



Instead of wondering when your next vacation is you ought to set up a life you don't need to escape from.
Seth Godin : 12754 : Godin, Seth



Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths pure theater.
Gail Godwin : 3836 : Godwin, Gail



The act of longing for something will always be more intense than the requiting of it.
Gail Godwin : 6441 : Godwin, Gail



Life's not linear. It ebbs and flows. It's like Yang and Yin. It's contradictions, the Unnamable, the Inexplicable. People don't plot anymore; they just flow.
Gail Godwin : 10651 : Godwin, Gail



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 : 738 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Love is an ideal thing. Marriage a real thing; a confusion of the real with the ideal never goes unpunished.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 739 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Deprive the average man of his illusions and you will rob him of his happiness.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 740 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



We do not become free by refusing to acknowledge something above us, but by respecting something above us.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 741 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



If you start to think about your physical or moral condition, you usually find that you are sick.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 742 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Girls we love for what they are; young men for what they promise to be.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 743 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Kindness is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 744 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Life is a quarry out of which we are to mold and chisel and complete a character.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 745 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 746 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



He who is firm and resolute in will molds the world to himself.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 983 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 2044 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



If you would create something, you must be something.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 2118 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 2378 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Men show their character in nothing more clearly than what they think laughable.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 2595 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Everything is simpler than you think and at the same time more complex than you imagine.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 2861 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Even dirt glitters when the sun is shining upon it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 2932 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 3125 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



The decline of literature indicates the decline of a nation; the two keep pace in their downward tendency.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 3201 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



A noble person attracts noble people, and knows how to hold on to them.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 3243 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 3459 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Willing is not enough, we must do.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 4107 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 4391 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 4528 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Upon the creatures we have made, we are, ourselves, at last, dependent.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 4529 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Everything that frees our spirit without giving us control of ourselves is ruinous.
Goethe : 4750 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



One man's word is no man's word; We should quietly hear both sides.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 4928 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



God is constantly at work creating great geniuses to pull the common people.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe : 5126 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 5187 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



It is not doing the thing we like to do, but liking the thing we have to do that makes life blessed.
Goethe : 5439 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



One can be very happy without demanding that others should agree with them.
Goethe : 5496 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability.
Goethe : 6143 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



For a man to achieve all that is demanded of him, he must regard himself as greater than he is.
Goethe : 6427 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



We know accurately only when we know little; with knowledge doubt increases.
Goethe : 6478 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Goethe : 6513 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Science arose from poetry - when times change the two can meet again on a higher level as friends.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : 6642 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Everything in the world may be endured except continued prosperity.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : 6720 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



When ideas fail, words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : 6792 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Only when we know little do we know anything; doubt grows with knowledge.
Goethe : 7049 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : 7069 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



God could cause us considerable embarrassment by revealing all the secrets of nature to us: We should not know what to do for sheer apathy and boredom.
Johann von Goethe : 7546 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Dream no small dreams, for they have no power to move the hearts of men.
Goethe : 7699 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.
Goethe : 7890 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Impotent hatred is the most horrid of all emotions; one should hate nobody whom one cannot destroy.
Goethe : 8004 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



How can you come to know yourself? Never by thinking, always by doing. Try to do your duty, and you'll know right away what you amount to.
Goethe : 8568 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



All the knowledge I possess everyone else can acquire, but my heart is all my own.
Goethe : 9070 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



If any man wish to write in a clear style, let him be first clear in his thoughts; and if any would write in a noble style, let him first possess a noble soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe : 9282 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together.
Johann Von Goethe : 9332 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



There is no surer method of evading the world than by following Art, and no surer method of linking oneself to it than by Art.
Goethe : 9697 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



One must ask children and birds how cherries and strawberries taste.
Goethe : 9821 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



All sects seem to me to be right in what they assert and wrong in what they deny.
Goethe : 10110 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Wherever a man may happen to turn, whatever a man may undertake, he will always end up by returning to that path which nature has marked out for him.
Goethe : 10671 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



What you can do, or dream you can do, begin it; Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
Goethe : 10780 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



If we treat people as they ought to be, we help them become what they are capable of becoming.
Goethe : 10903 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



A vain man can never be utterly ruthless; he wants to win applause, and, therefore, he accommodates himself to others.
Goethe : 11265 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



The highest problem of every art is, by means of appearances, to produce the illusion of a loftier reality.
Goethe : 11968 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen.
Goethe : 12205 : Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von



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 : 1345 : Gogol, Nikolai



What happens is not as important as how you react to what happens.
Thaddeus Golas : 3260 : Golas, Thaddeus



I've met a few people in my time who were enthusiastic about hard work. And it was just my luck that all of them happened to be men I was working for at the time.
Bill Gold : 7542 : Gold, Bill



If Columbus had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.
Arthur Goldberg : 4376 : Goldberg, Arthur



Modern diplomats approach every problem with an open mouth.
Arthur Goldberg : 5515 : Goldberg, Arthur



Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
Isaac Goldberg : 3822 : Goldberg, Isaac



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 : 1880 : Goldberg, Whoopi



If there wasn't something called acting, they would probably hospitalize people like me.
Whoopi Goldberg : 11786 : Goldberg, Whoopi



The only thing that overcomes hard luck is hard work.
Harry Golden : 4834 : Golden, Harry



Surviving and believing in tomorrow is just a habit I can't break.
Marita Golden : 9815 : Golden, Marita



Sleep is when all the unsorted stuff comes flying out as from a dustbin upset in a high wind.
William Golding : 2813 : Golding, William



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 : 5932 : Golding, William



My yesterdays walk with me. They keep step, they are gray faces that peer over my shoulder.
William Golding : 6403 : Golding, William



I may be arrested, I may be tried and thrown into jail, but I never will be silent.
Emma Goldman : 557 : Goldman, Emma



The most unpardonable sin in society is independence of thought.
Emma Goldman : 2068 : Goldman, Emma



The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman : 9495 : Goldman, Emma



True love is the best thing in the world, except for cough drops.
William Goldman : 12135 : Goldman, William



To make a fine gentleman several trades are required, but chiefly, a barber.
Goldsmith : 749 : Goldsmith, Oliver



As for disappointing them, I should not so much mind; but I can't abide to disappoint myself.
Oliver Goldsmith : 1381 : Goldsmith, Oliver



He who seeks only for applause from without has all his happiness in another's keeping.
Oliver Goldsmith : 1382 : Goldsmith, Oliver



The English laws punish vice; the Chinese laws do more: they reward virtue.
Oliver Goldsmith : 2441 : Goldsmith, Oliver



People seldom improve when they have no model other than themselves to copy after.
Oliver Goldsmith : 2525 : Goldsmith, Oliver



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 : 3154 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Blest be those feasts with simple beauty crowned, with all the ruddy family around...
Oliver Goldsmith : 3190 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Modesty seldom resides in a breast that is not enriched with nobler virtues.
Oliver Goldsmith : 4882 : Goldsmith, Oliver



They say women and music should never be dated.
Oliver Goldsmith : 5156 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Aromatic plants bestow no spicy fragrance while they grow; but crush'd or trodden to the ground, diffuse their balmy sweets around.
Oliver Goldsmith : 5955 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Truth from his lips prevailed with double sway. And fools, who came to scoff, remained to pray.
Oliver Goldsmith : 7633 : Goldsmith, Oliver



There are some faults so nearly allied to excellence that we can scarce weed out the vice without eradicating the virtue.
Oliver Goldsmith : 8271 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Nothing can exceed the vanity of our existence but the folly of our pursuits.
Oliver Goldsmith : 8348 : Goldsmith, Oliver



Law grinds the poor, and rich men rule the law.
Oliver Goldsmith : 9493 : Goldsmith, Oliver



He who has learning without imagination has feet but no wings.
Stanley Goldstein : 9474 : Goldstein, Stanley



Snow provokes responses that reach right back to childhood.
Andy Goldsworthy : 12675 : Goldsworthy, Andy



If you ever see me getting beaten by the police, put down the video camera and come help me.
Bobcat Goldthwait : 5702 : Goldthwait, Bobcat



Animals are our friends, but they won't pick you up at the airport.
Bobcat Goldthwait : 10112 : Goldthwait, Bobcat



I'll give you a definite maybe.
Sam Goldwyn : 1598 : Goldwyn, Samuel



Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
Sam Goldwyn : 1599 : Goldwyn, Samuel



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 : 4896 : Goldwyn, Samuel



When someone does something good, applaud! You'll make two people happy.
Samuel Goldwyn : 6094 : Goldwyn, Samuel



A hospital is no place to be sick.
Samuel Goldwyn : 6811 : Goldwyn, Samuel



I don't think anyone should write their autobiography until after they're dead.
Samuel Goldwyn : 7013 : Goldwyn, Samuel



Television has raised writing to a new low.
Samuel Goldwyn : 7083 : Goldwyn, Samuel



Why should people go out and pay to see bad movies when they can stay at home and see bad television for nothing?
Sam Goldwyn : 7614 : Goldwyn, Samuel



For years I have been known for saying "include me out"; but today I am giving it up forever.
Samuel Goldwyn : 8318 : Goldwyn, Samuel



Don't be suckered into making "sucker" bets, unless, of course, you don't know the difference, in which case you're a sucker anyhow.
John Gollehon : 7908 : Gollehon, John



All his anxiety resolved itself into a sigh and dissolved into apathy and drowsiness.
Ivan Goncharov : 2832 : Goncharov, Ivan



A politician is a person who divides his time between running for office and running for cover.
Antonio Gonzalez : 9411 : Gonzalez, Antonio



If you want to turn your life around, try thankfulness. It will change your life mightily.
Gerald Good : 10212 : Good, Gerald



What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
Jane Goodall : 11731 : Goodall, Jane



Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.
Annette Goodheart : 6740 : Goodheart, Annette



The enthusiastic, to those who are not, are always something of a trial.
Alban Goodier : 4091 : Goodier, Alban



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 : 545 : Goodman, Ellen



Most people do not consider dawn to be an attractive experience - unless they are still up.
Ellen Goodman : 4345 : Goodman, Ellen



Slowly we adjust, but only if we have to.
Ellen Goodman : 12073 : Goodman, Ellen



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 : 1435 : Goodman, Paul



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 : 6900 : Goodman, Paul



The ability to divorce one's mind from one's actions is a symptom of psychological aberration.
Walter Goodman : 10493 : Goodman, Walter



The impossible is often the untried.
Jim Goodwin : 8787 : Goodwin, Jim



People come to Washington believing that it's the center of power. I know I did. It was only much later that I learned that Washington is a steering wheel that's not connected to the engine.
Richard Goodwin : 10630 : Goodwin, Richard



People, human beings with all their creative diversity, are the makers of history.
Mikhail Gorbachev : 6435 : Gorbachev, Mikhail



The maltreatment of the natural world and its impoverishment leads to the impoverishment of the human soul. To save the natural world today means to save what is human in humanity.
Raisa Gorbachev : 7504 : Gorbachev, Raisa



Life is mostly froth and bubble, Two things stand like stone, Kindness in another's trouble, Courage in your own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon : 8972 : Gordon, Adam Lindsay



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 : 3101 : Gordon, Barbara



Anything that begins "I don't know how to tell you this" is never good news.
Ruth Gordon : 1594 : Gordon, Ruth



To get it right, be born with luck or else make it. A little money helps, but what really gets it right is to never - I repeat - never, under any conditions, face the facts.
Ruth Gordon : 7853 : Gordon, Ruth



Many women miss their greatest chance of happiness through a want of courage in the decisive moments of their lives.
Winifred Gordon : 11249 : Gordon, Winifred



Airplane travel is nature's way of making you look like your passport photo.
Al Gore : 9468 : Gore, Al



I feel like Zsa Zsa Gabor's fifth husband. I know what I'm supposed to do but I don't know if I can make it interesting.
Al Gore, on being the twenty-third speaker at a political dinner : 10378 : Gore, Al



When a woman gets married, it is like jumping into a hole in the ice in the middle of winter; you do it once and you remember it the rest of your days.
Maxim Gorki : 10662 : Gorki, Maxim



Only mothers can think of the future - because they give birth to it in their children.
Maxim Gorky : 9867 : Gorky, Maxim



A message prepared in the mind reaches a mind; a message prepared in a life reaches a life.
Bill Gothard : 8684 : Gothard, Bill



Be beautiful if you can, wise if you want to, but be respected - that is essential.
Anna Gould : 10210 : Gould, Anna



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 : 1137 : Gould, Lawrence



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 : 4173 : Gould, Stephen Jay



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 : 5946 : Gould, Stephen Jay



Many of us take hold of opportunity all right, but we let go too soon.
A. P. Gouthey : 5124 : Gouthey, A. P.



If you indicate willingness to be friendly, men are bound eventually to reciprocate by manifesting a spirit of friendliness.
Chas. Gow : 368 : Gow, Charles



One must pass through the circumference of time before arriving at the center of opportunity.
Baltasar Gracian : 215 : Gracian, Baltasar



Excellence resides in quality not quantity; the best is always few and rare; much lowers value.
Gracian : 753 : Gracian, Baltasar



At twenty years of age the will reigns; at thirty, the wit; and at forty, the judgment.
Gracian : 3655 : Gracian, Baltasar



One must not depend on one thing or trust to only one resource, however preeminent.
Baltasar Gracian : 3814 : Gracian, Baltasar



He who finds fortune on his side should go briskly ahead, for she is wont to favor the bold.
Baltasar Gracian : 4044 : Gracian, Baltasar



Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets.
Baltasar Gracian : 4301 : Gracian, Baltasar



Good things, when short, are twice as good.
Baltasar Gracian : 4872 : Gracian, Baltasar



It is better to sleep on things beforehand than to lie awake about them afterward.
Baltasar Gracian : 5440 : Gracian, Baltasar



It is one of the great gifts of mind to be able to offer what is needed at the moment.
Baltasar Gracian : 5449 : Gracian, Baltasar



It is a great misfortune to be of use to nobody; scarcely less to be of use to everybody.
Baltasar Gracian : 7652 : Gracian, Baltasar



Attempt easy tasks as if they were difficult, and difficult ones as if they were easy. In the one case that confidence may not fall asleep; in the other, that it may not be dismayed.
Baltasar Gracian : 8881 : Gracian, Baltasar



The wise does at once what the fool does at last.
Baltasar Gracian : 10233 : Gracian, Baltasar



If you cannot make knowledge your servant, make it your friend.
Baltasar Gracian : 12645 : Gracian, Baltasar



Age does not endow all old things with strength and virtue, nor are all new things to be despised.
Henry W. Grady : 11285 : Grady, Henry W.



When you lose a couple of times, it makes you realize how difficult it is to win.
Steffi Graf : 12085 : Graf, Steffi



A penny will hide the biggest star in the universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
Samuel Grafton : 3844 : Grafton, Samuel



Difficulty is the excuse history never accepts.
Samuel Grafton : 9836 : Grafton, Samuel



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 : 1736 : Grafton, Sue



If high heels were so wonderful, men would be wearing them.
Sue Grafton : 11361 : Grafton, Sue



Most people think I'm a Republican; actually, I'm a Democrat.
Billy Graham : 264 : Graham, Billy



The only time my prayers are never answered is on the golf course.
Billy Graham : 265 : Graham, Billy



Whether you jump off a cliff or drive off a cliff, you're still off a cliff.
Sen. Lindsey Graham : 12184 : Graham, Lindsey



The body is a sacred garment.
Martha Graham : 1272 : Graham, Martha



Movement never lies. It is a barometer telling the state of the soul's weather.
Martha Graham : 4002 : Graham, Martha



Dance is the hidden language of the soul.
Martha Graham : 5162 : Graham, Martha



There is fatigue so great that the body cries, even in its sleep.
Martha Graham : 6112 : Graham, Martha



Nothing is more revealing than movement.
Martha Graham : 6167 : Graham, Martha



No artist is ahead of his time. He is his time; it is just that others are behind the times.
Martha Graham : 6406 : Graham, Martha



There is a supreme lucidity, which is the precisely calculated awareness which is called madness.
Martha Graham : 6966 : Graham, Martha



If you feel depressed you shouldn't go out on the street, because it will show on your face and you'll give it to others. Misery is a communicable disease.
Martha Graham : 8916 : Graham, Martha



Great dancers are not great because of their technique, they are great because of their passion.
Martha Graham : 12481 : Graham, Martha



I was born when you kissed me. I died when you left me. I lived a few weeks while you loved me.
Gloria Grahame : 7640 : Grahame, Gloria



Come along... We'll see if tea and buns can make the world a better place.
Kenneth Grahame : 1093 : Grahame, Kenneth



It is the restriction placed on vice by our social code which makes its pursuit so peculiarly agreeable.
Kenneth Grahame : 5241 : Grahame, Kenneth



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 : 5950 : Grahame, Kenneth



What is fame? an empty bubble; Gold? a transient, shining trouble.
James Grainger : 8065 : Grainger, James



I should like to see every man tinkering with every other man's art; what kaleidoscopic multitudinous results we should see!
Percy Grainger : 5193 : Grainger, Percy



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 : 2367 : Gramm, Phil



Everyone wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant
Cary Grant : 3762 : Grant, Cary



Divorce is a game played by lawyers.
Cary Grant : 10179 : Grant, Cary



My formula for living is quite simple. I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between, I occupy myself as best I can.
Cary Grant : 10972 : Grant, Cary



When you hire people who are smarter than you are, you prove that you are smarter than they are.
R. H. Grant : 3265 : Grant, R. H.



Labor disgraces no man; unfortunately, you occasionally find men who disgrace labor.
Ulysses S. Grant : 2936 : Grant, Ulysses S.



English is a funny language - that explains why we park our car on the driveway and drive our car on the parkway.
Mark Grasso : 7612 : Grasso, Mark



Give a book as a present. You can always borrow it back.
John Gratton : 12055 : Gratton, John



There is no money in poetry, but then there's no poetry in money, either.
Robert Graves : 2543 : Graves, Robert



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 : 3908 : Graves, Robert



Love is a universal migraine. A bright stain on the vision, Blotting out reason.
Robert Graves : 10520 : Graves, Robert



I use the word "profit" and "capitalism" proudly. Because when business is healthy, all of society is healthy.
Harry Gray : 2963 : Gray, Harry



Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise.
Thomas Gray : 6162 : Gray, Thomas



There are certain scenes that would awe an atheist into belief without the help of any other argument.
Thomas Gray : 8848 : Gray, Thomas



Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
David Grayson : 428 : Grayson, David



Whenever words fly up at me from a printed page as I read, I intercept them instantly, knowing they are for me. I turn them over carefully in my mind and cling to them hard.
David Grayson : 9278 : Grayson, David



We fail far more often by timidity than by over-daring.
David Grayson : 10834 : Grayson, David



Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; riches take wing; the only certainty is oblivion.
Horace Greeley : 876 : Greeley, Horace



The darkest hour of any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Horace Greeley : 4487 : Greeley, Horace



Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
Horace Greeley : 5170 : Greeley, Horace



The illusion that times that were are better than times that are has probably pervaded all ages.
Horace Greeley : 9563 : Greeley, Horace



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 : 3738 : Green, Theodore



A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.
Sidney Greenberg : 5012 : Greenberg, Sidney



Cats are dangerous companions for writers because cat watching is a near-perfect method of writing-avoidance.
Dan Greenburg : 10051 : Greenburg, Dan



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 : 598 : Greene, Felix



He (Fred Astaire) is the nearest we are ever likely to get to a human Mickey Mouse.
Graham Greene : 754 : Greene, Graham



Sentimentality - that's what we call the sentiment we don't share.
Graham Greene : 755 : Greene, Graham



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 : 2310 : Greene, Graham



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 : 2685 : Greene, Graham



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 : 3463 : Greene, Graham



The believer will fight another believer over a shade of difference: the doubter fights only with himself.
Graham Greene : 3543 : Greene, Graham



A solitary laugh is often a laugh of superiority.
Graham Greene : 3619 : Greene, Graham



The rich hate signing checks. Hence the success of credit cards.
Graham Greene : 7361 : Greene, Graham



Happiness is never as welcome as changelessness.
Graham Greene : 7718 : Greene, Graham



What do we ever get nowadays from reading to equal the excitement and the revelation in those first fourteen years?
Graham Greene : 7945 : Greene, Graham



When we are not sure, we are alive.
Graham Greene : 9513 : Greene, Graham



For a writer, success is always temporary, success is only a delayed failure. And it is incomplete.
Graham Greene : 9736 : Greene, Graham



Morality comes with the sad wisdom of age, when the sense of curiosity has withered.
Graham Greene : 10509 : Greene, Graham



There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Graham Greene : 10598 : Greene, Graham



Everything is always impossible before it works. That is what entrepreneurs are all about - doing what people have told them is impossible.
Hunt Greene : 6283 : Greene, Hunt



I guess I should warn you. If I turn out to be particularly clear, you've probably misunderstood what I've said.
Alan Greenspan : 5220 : Greenspan, Alan



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 : 725 : Greer, Germaine



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 : 2337 : Greer, Germaine



Security is when everything is settled, when nothing can happen to you; security is the denial of life.
Germaine Greer : 2745 : Greer, Germaine



Anyone can have the key to the executive washroom, but once a woman gets inside, what is there? A lavatory.
Germaine Greer : 3138 : Greer, Germaine



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 : 3021 : Gregg, Alan



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 : 4620 : Gregory, Dick



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 : 2953 : Gretzky, Wayne



Statistically, one hundred percent of the shots you don't take don't go in.
Wayne Gretzky : 6827 : Gretzky, Wayne



A good hockey player plays where the puck is. A great hockey player plays where the puck is going to be.
Wayne Gretzky : 7114 : Gretzky, Wayne



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 : 2734 : Grey, Lord



Football is football and talent is talent, but the mindset of your team makes all the difference. -- Robert Griffin III
Robert Griffin III : 11414 : Griffin, Robert, III



A goal is nothing more than a dream with a time limit.
Joe L. Griffith : 981 : Griffith, Joe L.



A pretty good test of a man's religion is how it affects his pocketbook.
Francis James Grimke : 6459 : Grimke, Francis James



The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
Alfred Whitney Griswold : 8851 : Griswold, Alfred Whitney



In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost.
Alfred Whitney Griswold : 9155 : Griswold, Alfred Whitney



Nature didn't make us perfect so she did the next best thing. She made us blind to our faults.
Grit : 760 : Grit



Life is like a dogsled team. If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.
Lewis Grizzard : 1156 : Grizzard, Lewis



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 : 5209 : Grizzard, Lewis



It's difficult to think anything but pleasant thoughts while eating a homegrown tomato.
Lewis Grizzard : 10947 : Grizzard, Lewis



Springtime is the land awakening. The march winds are the Morning yawn.
Lewis Grizzard : 12715 : Grizzard, Lewis



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 : 6016 : Grocott, Bruce



When you're feeling your worst, that's when you get to know yourself the best.
Leslie Grossman : 10793 : Grossman, Leslie



What's the need of a home if you are never in it?
George and Weedon Grossmith : 11354 : Grossmith, George and Weedon



Let's not be narrow, nasty, and negative.
Vernon Grounds : 8777 : Grounds, Vernon



People who talk of outlawing the atomic bomb are mistaken. What needs to be outlawed is war.
Leslie Richard Groves : 1152 : Groves, Leslie Richard



Autobiography is an unrivaled vehicle for telling the truth about other people.
Philip Guedalla : 4436 : Guedalla, Philip



Greatness is so often a courteous synonym for great success.
Philip Guedalla : 10139 : Guedalla, Philip



When turkey's on the table and good things I may scan, I'm thankful that I wasn't made a vegetarian.
Edgar Guest : 508 : Guest, Edgar



I would rather see a sermon than hear one any day.
Eddie Guest : 8091 : Guest, Edgar



To have a reason to get up in the morning, it is necessary to possess a guiding principle. A belief of some kind. A bumper sticker if you will.
Judith Guest : 8932 : Guest, Judith



Silence is argument carried out by other means.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara : 3607 : Guevara, Ernesto "Che"



The true revolutionary is guided by a great feeling of love.
Che Guevara : 4123 : Guevara, Ernesto "Che"



We revolutionaries often lack the knowledge and the intellectual audacity to face the task of the development of a new man by methods different from the conventional ones.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara : 7190 : Guevara, Ernesto "Che"



The revolution is made by man, but man must forge his revolutionary spirit from day to day.
Ernesto "Che" Guevara : 7632 : Guevara, Ernesto "Che"



How can something bother you if you won't let it?
Terry Guillemets : 4132 : Guillemets, Terry



A hug is a smile with arms, a laugh with a stronger grip.
Terri Guillemets : 4868 : Guillemets, Terry



There are people who, instead of listening to what is being said to them, are already listening to what they are going to say themselves.
Albert Guinon : 7573 : Guinon, Albert



When everyone is against you, it means that you are absolutely wrong - or absolutely right.
Albert Guinon : 8806 : Guinon, Albert



Food, love, career and mothers: The four major guilt groups.
Cathy Guisewite : 9585 : Guisewite, Cathy



When a man steals your wife, there is no better revenge than to let him keep her.
Sacha Guitry : 3761 : Guitry, Sacha



You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
Sacha Guitry : 11390 : Guitry, Sacha



The best number for a dinner party is two; myself and a damn good head waiter.
Nubar Gulbenkian : 1353 : Gulbenkian, Nubar



In Houston the air was warm and rich and suggestive of fossil fuel.
John Gunther : 2899 : Gunther, John



As for butter versus margarine, I trust cows more than chemists.
Joan Gussow : 977 : Gussow, Joan



Your birthdays tell how long you've been on the road, but they don't tell you how far you've traveled.
Roy Gustafson : 10066 : Gustafson, Roy



It is often said that there is no such thing as a free lunch. The Universe, however, is a free lunch.
Alan Guth : 10753 : Guth, Alan



The best way to get to knowing any bunch of people is to go and listen to their music.
Woody Guthrie : 5665 : Guthrie, Woody



While honey lies in every clover no doubt, it takes a bee to get the honey out.
Arthur Gutterman : 4952 : Gutterman, Arthur



A gourmet is just a glutton with brains.
Philip Haberman : 3338 : Haberman, Philip



My mother's menu consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett : 2564 : Hackett, Buddy



As a child, my family's meal consisted of two choices: take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett : 7681 : Hackett, Buddy



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 : 6577 : Hackman, Gene



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 : 1277 : Hagler, Marvin



Ladies were ladies more by virtue of the things they didn't do than by the things they did.
Emily Hahn : 11301 : Hahn, Emily



I haven't changed my style in twenty years - and that style is to get mad when things go wrong.
Alexander Haig : 4502 : Haig, Alexander



The best way I know of to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
Lord Hailsham : 1179 : Hailsham, Lord



Lack of money is no obstacle. Lack of an idea is an obstacle.
Ken Hakuta : 5308 : Hakuta, Ken



Memory is often less about the truth than about what we want it to be.
David Halberstam : 10532 : Halberstam, David



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 : 3410 : Haldane, J. B. S.



This is my prediction for the future - whatever hasn't happened will happen and no one will be safe from it.
J. B. S. Haldane : 7290 : Haldane, J. B. S.



Once the toothpaste is out of the tube, it is awfully hard to get it back in.
H. R. Haldeman : 7677 : Haldeman, H. R.



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 : 524 : Hale, Edward Everett



Look up and not down, look forward and not back, look out and not in, and lend a hand.
Edward Everett Hale : 11794 : Hale, Edward Everett



Those who would enjoyment gain must find it in the purpose they pursue.
Sarah Hale : 3750 : Hale, Sarah



In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.
Alex Haley : 11409 : Haley, Alex



Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.
Robert Half : 8074 : Half, Robert



The memory of past favors is like a rainbow, bright, vivid, and beautiful. But it soon fades away. The memory of injuries is engraved on the heart, and remains forever.
Thomas Haliburton : 10642 : Haliburton, Thomas



Nicknames stick to people and the most ridiculous are the most adhesive.
Thomas C. Haliburton : 1768 : Haliburton, Thomas C.



The great secret of life is to learn lessons, not to teach them.
Thomas C. Haliburton : 10813 : Haliburton, Thomas C.



The invisible thing called a good name is made up of the breath of numbers that speak well of you.
Lord Halifax : 1180 : Halifax, Lord



They who are of the opinion that money will do everything may very well be expected to do everything for money.
Lord Halifax : 1181 : Halifax, Lord



The Lord loveth a cheerful giver. He also accepteth from a grouch.
Catherine Hall : 4083 : Hall, Catherine



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 : 6270 : Hall, Daryl



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 : 604 : Hall, Florence Howe



Adolescence is a new birth, for the higher and more completely human traits are now born.
G. Stanley Hall : 9254 : Hall, G. Stanley



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 : 1045 : Hall, Joseph



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 : 1046 : Hall, Joseph



He who has made the acquisition of a judicious and sympathizing friend, may be said to have doubled his mental resources.
Robert Hall : 1551 : Hall, Robert



The evils of controversy are transitory, while its benefits are permanent.
Robert Hall : 2049 : Hall, Robert



Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
W. Earl Hall : 8422 : Hall, W. Earl



Just about a month from now I'm set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars.
Richard Halliburton : 11741 : Halliburton, Richard



Trust, which is a virtue, is also a habit, like prayer. It requires exercise. And just as no one can run five miles a day and cede the cardiovascular effects to someone else, no one can trust for us.
Sue Halpern : 10352 : Halpern, Sue



There are no great people in this world, only great challenges which ordinary people rise to meet.
Adm. William F. Halsey Jr. : 18 : Halsey, Adm. William F., Jr.



All problems become smaller if you don't dodge them but confront them.
William F. Halsey : 4066 : Halsey, Adm. William F., Jr.



Every time I think I've touched bottom as far as boredom is concerned, new vistas of ennui open up.
Margaret Halsey : 1222 : Halsey, Margaret



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 : 5948 : Halsey, Margaret



Buzz and the right publicist are not only important but crucial in show business.
Halston : 8830 : Halston, Roy



The one mistake which is committed habitually by people who have the gift of "half genius", is waiting for inspiration.
Philip Hamerton : 9369 : Hamerton, Philip



We need society, and we need solitude also, as we need summer and winter, day and night, exercise and rest.
Philip Hamerton : 1455 : Hamerton, Philip C.



There are natures that go to the streams of life in great cities as the heart goes to the water brooks.
Philip C. Hamerton : 4764 : Hamerton, Philip C.



Acting in "Star Wars," I felt like a raisin in a gigantic fruit salad.
Mark Hamill : 9812 : Hamill, Mark



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 : 5263 : Hamill, Pete



If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.
Alexander Hamilton : 5877 : Hamilton, Alexander



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 : 5931 : Hamilton, Alexander



The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records.
Alexander Hamilton : 12454 : Hamilton, Alexander



There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
Alexander Hamilton : 12619 : Hamilton, Alexander



There is no better indication of what the people of any period are like than to plays they go to see.
Edith Hamilton : 510 : Hamilton, Edith



No facts, however indubitably detected, no effort of reason, however magnificently maintained, can prove that Bach's music is beautiful.
Edith Hamilton : 10418 : Hamilton, Edith



A people's literature is the great textbook for real knowledge of them. The writings of the day show the quality of the people as no historical reconstruction can.
Edith Hamilton : 11868 : Hamilton, Edith



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 : 2271 : Hamilton, Frank



Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
Gail Hamilton : 7235 : Hamilton, Gail



We need to give ourselves permission to act out our dreams and visions, not look for more sensations, more phenomena, but live our strongest dreams - even if it takes a lifetime.
Vijali Hamilton : 7844 : Hamilton, Vijali



I learned a long time ago that there is something worse than missing the goal, and that's not pulling the trigger.
Mia Hamm : 12437 : Hamm, Mia



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 : 3383 : Hammarskjold, Dag



Luck seems to come to the guy who works fourteen hours a day, seven days a week.
Armand Hammer : 9056 : Hammer, Armand



A bell's not a bell 'til you ring it, A song's not a song 'til you sing it, Love in your heart wasn't put there to stay, Love isn't love 'til you give it away!
Oscar Hammerstein II : 9966 : Hammerstein II, Oscar



I hand him a lyric and get out of his way.
Oscar Hammerstein, on his partnership with Richard Rodgers : 11619 : Hammerstein, Oscar



It is the beginning of the end when you discover you have style.
Dashiell Hammett : 12181 : Hammett, Dashiell



If you think you have no faults, that makes one more.
Jack Hampasch : 11365 : Hampasch, Jack



Looking repeatedly into the past, you do not necessarily become fascinated with your own life, but rather with the phenomenon of memory.
Patricia Hampl : 5943 : Hampl, Patricia



All art is communication of the artists' ideas, sounds, thoughts; without that, no one will support the artist.
Lionel Hampton : 11261 : Hampton, Lionel



There, I guess King George will be able to read that.
John Hancock : 1003 : Hancock, John



No plagiarist can excuse the wrong by showing how much of his work he did not pirate.
Learned Hand : 7660 : Hand, Learned



All discussion, all debate, all dissidence tends to question, and in consequence, to upset existing convictions; that is precisely its purpose and its justification.
Learned Hand : 9968 : Hand, Learned



What the English like is something they can beat time to, something that hits them straight on the drum of the ear.
George Frederic Handel : 10440 : Handel, George Frederic



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) : 3370 : Handey, Jack



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) : 3558 : Handey, Jack



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) : 3909 : Handey, Jack



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) : 5181 : Handey, Jack



Scrapbooks, I believe, are useful therapy - they are a way of putting the past to bed, decorously. Then we can move forward.
Charles Handy : 10430 : Handy, Charles



Life is like a trumpet - if you don't put anything into it. You don't get anything out of it.
William Christopher Handy : 9731 : Handy, William Christopher



I do love secondhand books that open to the page some previous owner read oftenest.
Helene Hanff : 818 : Hanff, Helene



The only way you can truly control how you're seen is by being honest all the time.
Tom Hanks : 10518 : Hanks, Tom



I don't cause riots, but I do cause confusion. People freeze when they spot me.
Tom Hanks : 10938 : Hanks, Tom



Find something you really care about and mix that with something you love doing.
Kathleen Hanna : 12543 : Hanna, Kathleen



My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true.
Kristin Hannah : 12227 : Hannah, Kristin



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 : 1186 : Hansberry, Lorraine



For above all, on behalf of an ailing world which sorely needs our defiance, may we never accept the notion of "our place."
Lorraine Hansberry : 7911 : Hansberry, Lorraine



The bowling alley is the poor man's country club.
Sanford Hansell : 4417 : Hansell, Sanford



Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.
Grace Hansen : 752 : Hansen, Grace



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 : 5630 : Hansen, Mark Victor



I want to talk with people who care about things that matter that will make a life-changing difference.
Mark Victor Hansen : 7955 : Hansen, Mark Victor



When your self-worth goes up, your net worth goes up with it.
Mark Victor Hansen : 8066 : Hansen, Mark Victor



I never let my subject get in the way of what I want to talk about.
Mark Victor Hansen : 9078 : Hansen, Mark Victor



America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.
Warren G. Harding : 1870 : Harding, Warren G.



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 : 5903 : Hardwick, Elizabeth



In letters, we can reform without practice, beg without humiliation, snip and shape embarrassing experiences to the measure of our own desires.
Elizabeth Hardwick : 7883 : Hardwick, Elizabeth



It's far more enjoyable pretending to be a doctor than actually being one.
Cedric Hardwicke : 329 : Hardwicke, Cedric



The good thing about a double entendre, it can only mean one thing.
Jack Hardy in an interview : 10308 : Hardy, Jack



If Galileo had said in verse that the world moved, the inquisition might have left him alone.
Thomas Hardy : 1774 : Hardy, Thomas



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 : 1775 : Hardy, Thomas



Measurement of life should be proportioned rather to the intensity of the experience than to its actual length.
Thomas Hardy : 2617 : Hardy, Thomas



She whose youth had seemed to teach that happiness was but the occasional episode in a general drama of pain.
Thomas Hardy : 2739 : Hardy, Thomas



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 : 4706 : Hardy, Thomas



No man likes to see his emotions the sport of a merry-go-round of skittishness.
Thomas Hardy : 9060 : Hardy, Thomas



That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
Thomas Hardy : 11685 : Hardy, Thomas



Though a good deal is too strange to be believed. Nothing is too strange to have happened.
Thomas Hardy : 11747 : Hardy, Thomas



Pessimism is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed.
Thomas Hardy : 11880 : Hardy, Thomas



The intellect of the wise is like glass; It admits the light of heaven and reflects it.
Augustus John Cuthbert Hare : 12379 : Hare, Augustus John Cuthbert



Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring, you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Charles Hare : 8686 : Hare, Charles



The act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.
David Hare : 429 : Hare, David



To portray only what you would like to be true is the beginning of censorship.
David Hare : 9068 : Hare, David



When you get angry, they tell you to count to five before you reply. Why should I count to five? It's what happens before you count to five which makes life interesting.
David Hare : 9635 : Hare, David



The greatest truths are the most simple; and so are the greatest men.
Julius Charles Hare : 5 : Hare, Julius Charles



Surely people must know themselves. So few ever think about anything else.
J. C. Hare : 2890 : Hare, Julius Charles



How few are our real wants! and how easy it is to satisfy them! Our imaginary ones are boundless and insatiable.
Julius Charles Hare and Augustus William Hare : 11207 : Hare, Julius Charles and Augustus William



Everyone liked Ike because Ike liked everyone. He radiated sunniness and optimism.
Erwin Hargrove, on Dwight D. Eisenhower : 11578 : Hargrove, Erwin



Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.
John Harington : 2810 : Harington, John



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 : 2315 : Harlech, Lord



Without trust, words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust, words become life itself.
John Harold : 10488 : Harold, John



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 : 611 : Harper, Frances Watkins



The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
Lucille S. Harper : 2860 : Harper, Lucille S.



Next to entertaining or impressive talk, a thoroughgoing silence manages to intrigue most people.
Florence J. Harriman : 3235 : Harriman, Florence J.



Conferences at the top level are always courteous. Name-calling is left to the foreign ministers.
W. Averell Harriman : 10739 : Harriman, W. Averell



The best way to help poor people is to not be one of them.
Bob Harrington : 8077 : Harrington, Bob



One cannot raise the bottom of society without benefiting everyone above.
Michael Harrington : 7336 : Harrington, Michael



Strong people are made by opposition, like kites that go up against the wind.
Frank Harris : 3301 : Harris, Frank



Personality has power to uplift, power to depress, power to curse, and power to bless.
Paul Harris : 11722 : Harris, Paul



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 : 1743 : Harris, Sydney J.



Those obsessed with health are not healthy; the first requisite of good health is a certain calculated carelessness about oneself.
Sydney Harris : 2709 : Harris, Sydney J.



If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
Sydney J. Harris : 3980 : Harris, Sydney J.



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 : 4249 : Harris, Sydney J.



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 : 4275 : Harris, Sydney J.



When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?"
Sydney J. Harris : 4546 : Harris, Sydney J.



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 : 4700 : Harris, Sydney J.



Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Sydney J. Harris : 5660 : Harris, Sydney J.



The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions.
Sydney Harris : 6328 : Harris, Sydney J.



The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney Harris : 9110 : Harris, Sydney J.



When we commit a gross piece of stupidity, we call it an "honest mistake" - as if most other people make dishonest mistakes.
Sydney Harris : 9683 : Harris, Sydney J.



As the horsepower in modern automobiles steadily rises, the congestion of traffic steadily lowers the average possible speed of your car. This is known as Progress.
Sydney Harris : 10645 : Harris, Sydney J.



The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.
Sydney J. Harris : 11090 : Harris, Sydney J.



All the world is birthday cake, so take a piece, but not too much.
George Harrison : 11011 : Harrison, George



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 : 2237 : Harrison, Jim



To be poor may be a misfortune, but it is not a fault.
Mary Harrison : 1279 : Harrison, Mary



Some people have a veneer that comes off easily with a little alcohol.
P. Harrison : 3798 : Harrison, P.



I'm now at the age where I've got to prove that I'm as good as I never was.
Rex Harrison : 1515 : Harrison, Rex



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 : 4715 : Harrison, Rex



Once the charmer is aware of a mannerism or characteristic that others find charming, it ceases to be a mannerism and becomes an affectation. And good Lord, there is nothing less charming than affectations!
Rex Harrison : 10627 : Harrison, Rex



Strong hands to weak, old hands to young, around this Christmas board, touch hands.
William Henry Harrison : 1911 : Harrison, William Henry



I believe and I say it is true Democratic feeling, that all the measures of the government are directed to the purpose of making the rich richer and the poor poorer.
William Henry Harrison : 7524 : Harrison, William Henry



You don't have to be tough to survive, you have to be vulnerable; it's that sensitivity that makes you know how other people feel, to reach them.
Deborah Harry : 11525 : Harry, Deborah



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 : 2380 : Hart, B. H. Liddell



Are we so accustomed to our chains that we are no longer conscious of them?
B. H. Liddell Hart : 7674 : Hart, B. H. Liddell



Damaged people are dangerous. They know they can survive.
Josephine Hart : 4418 : Hart, Josephine



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 : 3531 : Hart, Lorenz



Bringing a child into the world is the greatest act of hope there is.
Louise Hart : 5131 : Hart, Louise



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 : 5057 : Hart, Moss



All the mistakes I ever made were when I wanted to say "no" and said "yes."
Moss Hart : 8857 : Hart, Moss



Never a lip is curved with pain that can't be kissed into smiles again.
Bret Harte : 284 : Harte, Bret



The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
Bret Harte : 2649 : Harte, Bret



If, of all words of tongue and pen, The saddest are, "It might have been," More sad are these we daily see: "It is, but hadn't ought to be!"
Bret Harte : 11219 : Harte, Bret



English is the perfect language to sell pigs in.
Michael Hartnett : 8391 : Hartnett, Michael



In times like these it is good to remember that there have always been times like these.
Paul Harvey : 6851 : Harvey, Paul



Hollywood may be thickly populated but to me it's a bewilderness.
Sir Cedric Harwicke : 8368 : Harwicke, Sir Cedric



Save a little money each month, and at the end of the year, you'll be surprised at how little you have.
Ernest Haskins : 4513 : Haskins, Ernest



Mistakes fail in their mission of helping the person who blames them on the other fellow.
Henry Haskins : 3282 : Haskins, Henry S.



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 : 4215 : Haskins, Henry S.



To play pianissimo, is to carry sweet words, to the old woman in the last dark row, who cannot hear anything else, land to lay them across her lap like a shawl.
Lola Haskins : 7876 : Haskins, Lola



There really are only five hundred people in the whole world. You just keep running into them over and over.
Beverly Hastings : 9712 : Hastings, Beverly



The spirit of this day has not changed. It remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
Doc Hastings : 8452 : Hastings, Doc



There is a good reason they call these ceremonies "commencement exercises." Graduation is not the end; It's the beginning.
Orrin Hatch : 11738 : Hatch, Orrin



There is nothing better than the encouragement of a good friend.
Katherine Butler Hathaway : 5096 : Hathaway, Katherine Butler



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 : 3391 : Havel, Vaclav



We are living at a time when humankind can face whatever threatens it only if we, by which I mean each of us, manage to revive, with new energy and a new ethos, a sense of responsibility for the rest of the world.
Vaclav Havel : 10338 : Havel, Vaclav



The only salvation of the world today ... is the rapid dissemination of the basic values of the West, that is, the ideas of democracy, human rights, the civil society, and the free market.
Vaclav Havel : 10635 : Havel, Vaclav



That special time caught me up in its wild vortex and - in the absence of leisure to reflect on the matter - compelled me to do what had to be done.
Vaclav Havel : 11200 : Havel, Vaclav



Over the years, I've had hundreds of shots blocked. You've got to go in and take chances.
John Havlicek : 8012 : Havlicek, John



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 : 3935 : Havner, Vance



The worst thing that can happen to old good music is that it might become dated for awhile, but watch out, in twenty years it will come drifting back like bell-bottoms and W. C. Fields movies.
Hampton Hawes : 7500 : Hawes, Hampton



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 : 2268 : Hawking, Stephen



However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at.
Stephen Hawking : 11436 : Hawking, Stephen



Scientists have become the bearers of the torch of discovery in our quest for knowledge.
Stephen Hawking : 11715 : Hawking, Stephen



Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.
Stephen Hawking : 12512 : Hawking, Stephen



People like Brigitte Bardot can speak with their bodies. I guess I speak with my face.
Goldie Hawn : 748 : Hawn, Goldie



There are only three ages for women in Hollywood: babe, district attorney, and "Driving Miss Daisy."
Goldie Hawn : 7641 : Hawn, Goldie



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 : 1337 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 2733 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 3004 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 3411 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Bees are sometimes drowned in the honey which they collect - so some writers are lost in their collected learning.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 3533 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Life, within doors, has few pleasanter prospects than a neatly arranged and well-provisioned breakfast-table.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 3569 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



The world, that grey-bearded and wrinkled profligate, decrepit, without being venerable.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 4010 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 4218 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 4455 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 4635 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 4755 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



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 : 5143 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 8142 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 9270 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 9660 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Language - human language - after all is but little better than the croak and cackle of fowls, and other utterances of brute nature - sometimes not so adequate.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 10379 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 11113 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October.
Nathaniel Hawthorne : 11522 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



It is to the credit of human nature that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.
N. Hawthorne : 12089 : Hawthorne, Nathaniel



Agreement is brought about by changing people's minds - other people's.
S. I. Hayakawa : 9801 : Hayakawa, S. I.



I'm going to speak my mind, because I have nothing to lose.
Samuel Hayakawa : 4555 : Hayakawa, Samuel I.



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 : 5953 : Hayakawa, Samuel I.



Melody is the main thing. Harmony is useful only to charm the ears.
Haydn : 807 : Hayden, Robert



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 : 1552 : Hayden, Robert



It is the essence of the demand for equality before the law that people should be treated alike in spite of the fact that they are different.
Friedrich Hayek : 10409 : Hayek, Friedrich



The story of love is not important; what is important is that one is capable of love.
Helen Hayes : 3864 : Hayes, Helen



It (love) is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
Helen Hayes : 4423 : Hayes, Helen



On the first day of spring, I dig my fingers deep into the soft earth. I can feel its energy, and my spirits soar.
Helen Hayes : 8417 : Hayes, Helen



The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
Helen Hayes : 8753 : Hayes, Helen



We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
Helen Hayes : 12117 : Hayes, Helen



Only the poet can look beyond the detail and see the whole picture.
Helen Hayes : 12256 : Hayes, Helen



Rudeness, the absence of the sacrament of consideration, is but another mark that our time-is-money society is lacking in spirituality, if not also in its enjoyment of life.
Ed Hays : 11183 : Hays, Ed



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 : 1910 : Hazlitt, William



It is difficulties that show what men are.
William Hazlitt : 2120 : Hazlitt, William



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 : 3381 : Hazlitt, William



Fashion constantly begins and ends in the two things it abhors most, singularity and vulgarity.
William Hazlitt : 4011 : Hazlitt, William



We never do anything well till we cease to think about the manner of doing it.
William Hazlitt : 5073 : Hazlitt, William



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 : 5646 : Hazlitt, William



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 : 6004 : Hazlitt, William



Every man, in his own opinion, forms an exception to the ordinary rules of morality.
William Hazlitt : 6431 : Hazlitt, William



His strength was in reflection, not in production: he was the surveyor, not the builder of science.
William Hazlitt, on Francis Bacon : 7600 : Hazlitt, William



The love of fame is almost another name for the love of excellence; or it is the ambition to attain the highest excellence, sanctioned by the highest authority, that of time.
William Hazlitt : 8890 : Hazlitt, William



People are soon tired of paying trifling attentions to those who receive them with coldness, and return them with neglect.
William Hazlitt : 8963 : Hazlitt, William



Actors are the only honest hypocrites.
William Hazlitt : 9503 : Hazlitt, William



Though familiarity may not breed contempt, it takes off the edge of admiration.
William Hazlitt : 9781 : Hazlitt, William



Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food.
William Hazlitt : 9840 : Hazlitt, William



It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world.
William Hazlitt : 10491 : Hazlitt, William



The most silent people are generally those who think most highly of themselves.
William Hazlitt : 10787 : Hazlitt, William



Your dresses should be tight enough to show you're a woman and loose enough to show you're a lady.
Edith Head : 8838 : Head, Edith



It's a good rule to follow the first law of holes: if you are in one, stop digging.
Denis Healy : 3771 : Healy, Denis



Whenever I want a really nice meal, I start dating again.
Susan Healy : 11674 : Healy, Susan



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 : 4190 : Healy, Timothy



Between my finger and my thumb the squat pen rests. I'll dig with it.
Seamus Heaney : 6184 : Heaney, Seamus



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 : 3011 : Heatter, Gabriel



Shall I refuse my dinner because I do not fully understand the process of digestion?
Oliver Heaviside : 12511 : Heaviside, Oliver



That Man, who flees from truth, should have invented the mirror is the greatest of historical miracles.
Christian Friedrich Hebbel : 10711 : Hebbel, Christian Friedrich



Lightning can light up the world, but it can't warm up a stove.
Friedrich Hebbel : 643 : Hebbel, Friedrich



It's incredible how much intelligence is used in this world to prove nonsense.
Friedrich Hebbel : 644 : Hebbel, Friedrich



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 : 3412 : Hecht, Ben



Movies are one of the bad habits that have corrupted our century. They have slipped into the American mind more misinformation in one evening than the Dark Ages could muster in a decade.
Ben Hecht : 11487 : Hecht, Ben



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 : 5923 : Hedberg, Mitch



When someone hands you a flyer, it's like they're saying, "Here, you throw this away".
Mitch Hedberg : 10603 : Hedberg, Mitch



Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
J. E. Hedges : 2582 : Hedges, J. E.



The educated don't get that way by memorizing facts; They get that way by respecting them.
Tom Heehler : 10016 : Heehler, Tom



Ballroom dancing has been around in various forms since early civilization, and it has been a crucial factor in the development of mankind.
Howell Heflin : 9998 : Heflin, Howell



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 : 3414 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



Political genius consists in identifying oneself with a principle.
Georg Hegel : 4047 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



Education is the art of making man ethical.
George Hegel : 6512 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



What experience and history teach is this - that peoples and governments never have learned anything from history, or acted on principles deduced from it.
Georg Hegel : 7225 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



We do not need to be shoemakers to know if our shoes fit, and just as little have we any need to be professionals to acquire knowledge of matters of universal interest.
Georg Hegel : 7861 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



Truth is found neither in the thesis nor the antithesis, but in an emergent synthesis which reconciles the two.
Georg Hegel : 11434 : Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich



Thinking about profound social change, conservatives always expect disaster, while revolutionaries confidently anticipate utopia. Both are wrong.
Carolyn Heilbrun : 9989 : Heilbrun, Carolyn



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 : 408 : Heimel, Cynthia



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 : 6353 : Hein, Piet



The wedding march always reminds me of the music played when soldiers go into battle.
Heinrich Heine : 809 : Heine, Heinrich



The men of action are, after all, the uncommon instruments of the men of thought.
Heinrich Heine : 810 : Heine, Heinrich



We live together very happily, that is, I don't have a moment's peace by day or night.
Heinrich Heine : 2456 : Heine, Heinrich



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 : 3418 : Heine, Heinrich



Men of action are, after all, only the unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
Heinrich Heine : 8016 : Heine, Heinrich



If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin, they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Heinrich Heine : 8306 : Heine, Heinrich



Where they have burned books, they will end in burning human beings.
Heinrich Heine : 10249 : Heine, Heinrich



Music played at weddings always reminds me of the music played for soldiers before they go into battle.
Heinrich Heine : 10735 : Heine, Heinrich



I don't see how an article of clothing can be indecent. A person, yes.
Robert A. Heinlein : 4088 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Ninety percent of all human wisdom is the ability to mind your own business.
Robert A. Heinlein : 5067 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Love is a condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.
Robert Heinlein : 5580 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Progress isn't made by early risers. It's made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.
Robert A. Heinlein : 6560 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Theology is never any help; It is searching in a dark cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there. Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
Robert A. Heinlein : 7211 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks.
Robert Heinlein : 8323 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what it's supposed to do.
Robert Heinlein : 8800 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Always listen to experts. They'll tell you what can't be done and why. Then do it.
Robert Heinlein : 10091 : Heinlein, Robert A.



Women and cats will do as they please, and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea.
Robert A. Heinlein : 11052 : Heinlein, Robert A.



You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.
Robert Heinlein : 12303 : Heinlein, Robert A.



We may eliminate death someday, but I doubt if we'll ever eliminate taxes.
Robert A. Heinlein : 12492 : Heinlein, Robert A.



The most important lesson in the writing trade is that any manuscript is improved if you cut away the fat.
Robert Heinlein : 11001 : Heinlein, Robert, A.



Golf cart: a method of transporting clubs that has one big advantage; it can't count.
Joachim Heinrich : 975 : Heinrich, Joachim



An excellent monument might be erected to the unknown stockholder. It might take the form of a solid stone arc of faith apparently floating in a pool of water.
Felix Heisenberg : 11186 : Heisenberg, Felix



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. : 4610 : Helle, Louis J., Jr.



He was a self-made man who owed his lack of success to nobody.
Joseph Heller : 2486 : Heller, Joseph



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 : 3050 : Heller, Joseph



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 : 3385 : Heller, Joseph



A country is a piece of land surrounded on all sides by boundaries, usually unnatural.
Joseph Heller : 3498 : Heller, Joseph



Kissinger brought peace to Vietnam the same way Napoleon brought peace to Europe: by losing.
Joseph Heller : 6404 : Heller, Joseph



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 : 1158 : Hellman, Lillian



God forgives those who invent what they need.
Lillian Hellman : 1159 : Hellman, Lillian



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 : 2244 : Hellman, Lillian



Lonely people talking to each other can make each other lonelier.
Lillian Hellman : 2903 : Hellman, Lillian



The past, with its pleasure, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.
Lillian Hellman : 3089 : Hellman, Lillian



If I had to give young writers advice, I'd say don't listen to writers talking about writing.
Lillian Hellman : 5025 : Hellman, Lillian



For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.
Lillian Hellman : 7675 : Hellman, Lillian



Since when do you have to agree with people to defend them from injustice?
Lillian Hellman : 8356 : Hellman, Lillian



Grown people were always on the edge of telling you something valuable and then withdrawing it, a form of bully teasing.
Lillian Hellman : 10029 : Hellman, Lillian



It is best in the theater to act with confidence no matter how little right you have to it.
Lillian Hellman : 10495 : Hellman, Lillian



Nothing you write, if you hope to be any good, will ever come out as you first hoped.
Lillian Hellman : 10773 : Hellman, Lillian



I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions.
Lillian Hellman : 12275 : Hellman, Lillian



I was more pleased with possessing your heart than with any other happiness; the man was the thing I least valued in you.
Heloise : 6634 : Heloise



Slavery tolerates no freedom of the press, no freedom of speech, no freedom of opinion.
Hinton Rowan Helper : 7162 : Helper, Hinton Rowan



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 : 2952 : Helps, Sir Arthur



The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
Arthur Helps : 8705 : Helps, Sir Arthur



Those awful goddesses, Appearances, are to us what the Fates were to the Greeks.
Arthur Helps : 9058 : Helps, Sir Arthur



Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Helps : 9575 : Helps, Sir Arthur



The stately homes of England, how beautiful they stand! Amidst their tall ancestral trees, o'er all the pleasant land.
Felicia Hemans : 2719 : Hemans, Felicia



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 : 2267 : Hemingway, Ernest



All the contact I have had with politics has left me feeling as though I had been drinking out of spittoons.
Ernest Hemingway : 2740 : Hemingway, Ernest



A man’s got to take a lot of punishment to write a really funny book.
Ernest Hemingway : 3313 : Hemingway, Ernest



I like to listen. I have learned a great deal from listening carefully. Most people never listen.
Ernest Hemingway : 4584 : Hemingway, Ernest



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 : 4702 : Hemingway, Ernest



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 : 5192 : Hemingway, Ernest



What is moral is what you feel good after and what is immoral is what you feel bad after.
Ernest Hemingway : 6233 : Hemingway, Ernest



Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
Ernest Hemingway : 6440 : Hemingway, Ernest



Never confuse movement with action.
Ernest Hemingway : 6515 : Hemingway, Ernest



People who write fiction, if they had not taken it up, might have become very successful liars.
Ernest Hemingway : 7987 : Hemingway, Ernest



Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.
Ernest Hemingway : 8492 : Hemingway, Ernest



To be a successful father there's one absolute rule: when you have a kid, don't look at it for the first two years.
Ernest Hemingway : 9371 : Hemingway, Ernest



Happiness in intelligent people is the rarest thing I know.
Ernest Hemingway : 10140 : Hemingway, Ernest



But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated. -- Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway : 10169 : Hemingway, Ernest



When some people hear an echo, they think they originated the sound.
Ernest Hemingway : 10812 : Hemingway, Ernest



People were always the limiters of happiness except for the very few that were as good as spring itself.
Ernest Hemingway : 11704 : Hemingway, Ernest



The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.
Ernest Hemingway : 12290 : Hemingway, Ernest



The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson : 3278 : Henderson, Nelson



Marriage is like a phone call in the night: first the ring, and then you wake up.
Evelyn Hendrickson : 9428 : Hendrickson, Evelyn



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 : 5230 : Hendrix, Jimi



We live a protracted adolescence. At some point, you must leave the party.
Don Henley : 10600 : Henley, Don



Most of us start out with a positive attitude and a plan to do our best.
Marilu Henner : 12246 : Henner, Marilu



Feel the dignity of a child. Do not feel superior to him, for you are not.
Robert Henri : 1553 : Henri, Robert



Nothing is beautiful. But all things await the sensitive and imaginative mind that may be aroused to pleasurable emotion at the sight of them. This is beauty.
Robert Henri : 11879 : Henri, Robert



Peace is such a precious jewel that I would give anything for it but truth.
M. Henry : 1201 : Henry, M.



He looked like a composite picture of five thousand orphans too late to catch a picnic steamboat.
O. Henry : 1368 : Henry, O.



A burglar who respects his art always takes his time before taking anything else.
O. Henry : 3556 : Henry, O.



Bohemia is nothing more than the little country in which you do not live.
O. Henry : 6106 : Henry, O.



The city like a ragged purple dream, the wonderful, cruel, enchanting, bewildering, fatal, great city.
O. Henry, on New York City : 10715 : Henry, O.



I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Patrick Henry : 1432 : Henry, Patrick



I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death!
Patrick Henry : 3169 : Henry, Patrick



Nothing is impossible; The word itself says "I'm possible!"
Audrey Hepburn : 10291 : Hepburn, Audrey



Let's face it, a nice creamy chocolate cake does a lot for a lot of people; It does for me.
Audrey Hepburn : 12127 : Hepburn, Audrey



I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.
Audrey Hepburn : 12326 : Hepburn, Audrey



I don't care what is written about me as long as it isn't true.
Katharine Hepburn : 1079 : Hepburn, Katharine



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 : 3100 : Hepburn, Katharine



Someone asked someone who was about my age: "How are you?" The answer was. “Fine. If you don’t ask for details."
Katharine Hepburn : 6024 : Hepburn, Katharine



If you have to support yourself, you had bloody well better find some way that is going to be interesting.
Katharine Hepburn : 6823 : Hepburn, Katharine



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 : 6925 : Hepburn, Katharine



Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
Katharine Hepburn : 8263 : Hepburn, Katharine



I was born lucky, and I have lived lucky. What I had was used. What I still have is being used. Lucky.
Katharine Hepburn : 9001 : Hepburn, Katharine



I think most of the people involved in any art always secretly wonder whether they are really there because they're good - or there because they're lucky.
Katharine Hepburn : 9298 : Hepburn, Katharine



The average Hollywood film star's ambition is to be admired by an American, courted by an Italian, married to an Englishman, and have a French boyfriend.
Katharine Hepburn : 10394 : Hepburn, Katharine



Acting is the most minor of gifts - after all, Shirley temple could do it at the age of four.
Katharine Hepburn : 10602 : Hepburn, Katharine



Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars.
Heraclitus : 5112 : Heraclitus



No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man.
Heraclitus : 8816 : Heraclitus



Man is most nearly himself when he achieves the seriousness of a child at play.
Heraclitus : 10332 : Heraclitus



An act of God was defined as "something which no reasonable man could have expected."
A. P. Herbert : 8021 : Herbert, A. P.



The Farmer will never be happy again; He carries his heart in his boots; For either the rain is destroying his grain, or the drought is destroying his roots.
A. P. Herbert : 8220 : Herbert, A. P.



Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.
Frank Herbert : 7799 : Herbert, Frank



I must not fear. Fear is the mind killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to its path. Where the fear has go
Frank Herbert (from Dune) : 7800 : Herbert, Frank



Empires do not suffer emptiness of purpose at the time of their creation. It is when they have become established that aims are lost and replaced by vague ritual.
Frank Herbert : 8212 : Herbert, Frank



The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.
Frank Herbert (from Dune) : 12090 : Herbert, Frank



Respect for the truth comes close to being the basis for all morality.
Frank Herbert : 12134 : Herbert, Frank



Be calm in arguing; for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy.
George Herbert : 702 : Herbert, George



Knowledge is but folly unless it is guided by grace.
George Herbert : 703 : Herbert, George



Every mile is two in winter.
George Herbert : 2657 : Herbert, George



The rich knows not who is his friend.
George Herbert : 2934 : Herbert, George



A handful of good life is better than a bushel of learning.
George Herbert : 4114 : Herbert, George



The eye is bigger than the belly.
George Herbert : 6172 : Herbert, George



Nothing we see, but means our good, As our delight or as our treasure: The whole is either our cupboard of food, Or cabinet of pleasure.
George Herbert : 7571 : Herbert, George



Living well is the best revenge.
George Herbert : 8107 : Herbert, George



A dwarf on a giant's shoulders sees farther of the two.
George Herbert : 9333 : Herbert, George



Love your neighbor, yet pull not down your hedge.
George Herbert : 10560 : Herbert, George



The buyer needs a hundred eyes, the seller not one.
George Herbert : 11366 : Herbert, George



Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.
George Herbert : 12318 : Herbert, George



Whoever considers the study of anatomy can never be an atheist.
Lord Herbert : 2092 : Herbert, Lord



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 : 1383 : Herford, Oliver



If some people got their rights they would complain of being deprived of their wrongs.
Oliver Herford : 1384 : Herford, Oliver



The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven’t seen the joke yet.
Oliver Herford : 3293 : Herford, Oliver



Modesty is the gentle art of enhancing your charm by pretending not to be aware of it.
Oliver Herford : 4797 : Herford, Oliver



A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's: She changes it more often.
Oliver Herford : 11140 : Herford, Oliver



I am satisfied that we are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.
Herodotus : 2058 : Herodotus



Neither snow. nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.
Herodotus : 6017 : Herodotus



It is the gods' custom to bring low all things of surpassing greatness.
Herodotus : 6483 : Herodotus



Very few things happen at the right time, and the rest do not happen at all; the conscientious historian will correct these defects.
Herodotus : 7258 : Herodotus



Those who mistake their good luck for their merit are inevitably bound for disaster.
Christopher Herold : 1978 : Herold, Christopher



A humorist is a man who feels bad but who feels good about it.
Don Herold : 450 : Herold, Don



Doctors think a lot of patients are cured who have simply quit in disgust.
Don Herold : 451 : Herold, Don



I say let's banish Bridge: let's find some pleasanter way of being miserable together.
Don Herold : 452 : Herold, Don



Before the advent of the radio, there were advantages in being a shut in.
Don Herold : 453 : Herold, Don



Babies are such a nice way to start people.
Don Herold : 454 : Herold, Don



Women give us solace, but if it were not for women, we should never need solace.
Don Herold : 3702 : Herold, Don



Moralizing and morals are two entirely different things and are always found in entirely different people.
Don Herold : 5281 : Herold, Don



There is nobody so irritating as somebody with less intelligence and more sense than we have.
Don Herold : 6202 : Herold, Don



But ne'er the rose without the thorn.
Robert Herrick : 9128 : Herrick, Robert



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 : 3017 : Herrigel, Eugene



I have long held the notion that if a vet can't catch his patient there's nothing much to worry about.
James Herriot : 3535 : Herriot, James



Everywhere you look in science, the harder it becomes to understand the universe without God.
Robert Herrman : 7997 : Herrman, Robert



The departing world leaves behind not an heir, but a pregnant widow.
Alexander Herzen : 9804 : Herzen, Alexander



I'm not buddy-buddy with the players. If they need a buddy, let them buy a dog.
Whitey Herzog : 10311 : Herzog, Whitey



The most important thing a man can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore M. Hesburgh : 1759 : Hesburgh, Theodore M.



The essence of man, his uniqueness, is in his power to surpass the self, to rise above his needs and selfish motives.
Abraham Heschel : 2402 : Heschel, Abraham



In a free society, all are involved in what some are doing. Some are guilty, all are responsible.
Abraham Heschel : 2789 : Heschel, Abraham



The course of life is unpredictable; no one can write his autobiography in advance.
Abraham Heschel : 4021 : Heschel, Abraham



Self-respect is the fruit of discipline: the sense of dignity grows with the ability to say no to oneself.
Abraham Heschel : 6357 : Heschel, Abraham



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 : 3392 : Heseltine, Michael



Admire a little ship, but put your cargo in a big one.
Hesiod : 10165 : Hesiod



As a cub reporter for the old United Press, I learned the following rueful lesson: The competition kills you twice with a phony story - first with the exclusive and the next day with the news that it wasn't so.
John L. Hess : 9931 : Hess, John L.



It is possible to be a great scoundrel without ever doing anything that is forbidden.
Hermann Hesse : 2839 : Hesse, Hermann



Happiness is a how, not a what; a talent, not an object.
Hermann Hesse : 6498 : Hesse, Hermann



The bourgeoisie prefers comfort to pleasure, convenience to liberty, and a pleasant temperature to the deathly inner consuming fire.
Hermann Hesse : 7909 : Hesse, Hermann



A man who is "ill-adjusted to the world" is always on the point of finding himself. One who is adjusted to the world never finds himself, but gets to be a cabinet minister.
Hermann Hesse : 10374 : Hesse, Hermann



I feel very strongly that the director is supposed to be the boss. Art was never created by democracy.
Charlton Heston : 6045 : Heston, Charlton



You can spend a lifetime, and, if you're honest with yourself, never once was your work perfect.
Charlton Heston : 7988 : Heston, Charlton



If you need a ceiling painted, a chariot race run, a city besieged, or the Red Sea parted - you think of me.
Charlton Heston : 9710 : Heston, Charlton



I wouldn't be so rash as to say I played Moses and found God, but one learns from it, certainly. You'd be a bloody fool if you couldn't.
Charlton Heston : 10417 : Heston, Charlton



An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly.
Charlton Heston : 11363 : Heston, Charlton



There is nothing like education for bringing to light, and assessing, the essential inequality between one mind and another.
Lord Hewart : 1182 : Hewart, Lord



The first rule of hurricane coverage is that every broadcast must begin with palm trees bending in the wind.
Carl Hiaasen : 12316 : Hiaasen, Carl



If you forget you have to struggle for improvement you go backward.
Geoffrey Hickson : 8738 : Hickson, Geoffrey



Haters never win. I just think that's true about life, because negative energy always costs in the end.
Tom Hiddleston : 11458 : Hiddleston, Tom



Great men are rarely isolated mountain peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
Thomas Wentworth Higginson : 3735 : Higginson, Thomas Wentworth



Few things are more important to a community than the health of its women. All men need mothers of strong frame.
T. Higginson : 6530 : Higginson, Thomas Wentworth



No matter what your age, you are one day younger than you will be tomorrow.
Cullen Hightower : 407 : Hightower, Cullen



We may not imagine how our lives could be more frustrating and complex - but congress can.
Cullen Hightower : 4947 : Hightower, Cullen



There is nothing wrong with being addicted to money. It is the withdrawal symptoms that are so painful.
Cullen Hightower : 5259 : Hightower, Cullen



Some people never hold a grudge ... they develop a new one every day.
Cullen Hightower : 5277 : Hightower, Cullen



Saying what we think gives us a wider conversational range than saying what we know.
Cullen Hightower : 8834 : Hightower, Cullen



Laughing at our mistakes can lengthen our own life. Laughing at someone else's can shorten it.
Cullen Hightower : 10307 : Hightower, Cullen



Mathematics is a game played according to certain simple rules with meaningless marks on paper.
David Hilbert : 12203 : Hilbert, David



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 : 2323 : Hill, Aaron



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 : 2329 : Hill, Lynn



The starting point for all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind.
Napoleon Hill : 3240 : Hill, Napoleon



Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill : 10586 : Hill, Napoleon



Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve.
Napoleon Hill : 11102 : Hill, Napoleon



Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.
Napoleon Hill : 12369 : Hill, Napoleon



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 : 4151 : Hillesum, Etty



Life may be brimming over with experiences, but somewhere, deep inside, all of us carry a vast and fruitful loneliness.
Etty Hillesum : 6020 : Hillesum, Etty



Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.
Etty Hillesum : 12627 : Hillesum, Etty



The shortest night of the year is Christmas Eve; from sundown to son up.
Burton Hillis : 295 : Hillis, Burton



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 : 2251 : Hilton, Conrad



Martyrs are needed to create incidents. Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.
Chester Himes : 369 : Himes, Chester



I believe in the principle that I can make a difference in this world. It may be ever so small, but it will count for the greater good.
Gordon B. Hinckley : 11735 : Hinckley, Gordon B.



Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with a great and strong purpose in your heart.
Gordon B. Hinckley : 12485 : Hinckley, Gordon B.



There are only twelve notes. You must treat them carefully.
Paul Hindemith : 2915 : Hindemith, Paul



People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
Paul Hindemith : 9218 : Hindemith, Paul



I've run less risk driving my way across country than eating my way across it.
Duncan Hines : 8043 : Hines, Duncan



If you share a flat with a biologist, don't eat anything in the fridge.
Faith Hines : 8370 : Hines, Faith



Life is short, the art long, opportunity fleeting, experience treacherous, judgment difficult.
Hippocrates : 6693 : Hippocrates



We have ignored cultural literacy in thinking about education. We ignore the air we breathe until it is thin or foul. Cultural literacy is the oxygen of social intercourse.
E. D. Hirsch, Jr. : 8198 : Hirsch, E. D., Jr.



Humor is a rubber sword - it allows you to make a point without drawing blood.
Mary Hirsch : 12029 : Hirsch, Mary



I was a sculptor. But that's really drawing – a drawing you fall over in the dark, a three-dimensional drawing.
Al Hirschfeld : 2738 : Hirschfeld, Al



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 : 3416 : Hirschfeld, Al



Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.
Al Hirschfeld : 9242 : Hirschfeld, Al



The heat of autumn is different from the heat of summer. One ripens apples; The other turns them to cider.
Jane Hirshfield : 12336 : Hirshfield, Jane



I put a million monkeys on typewriters to see if they would type the works of Shakespeare, but all I got was the collected works of Francis Bacon.
Bill Hirst : 7560 : Hirst, Bill



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 : 66 : Hitchcock, Alfred



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 : 2178 : Hitchcock, Alfred



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 : 2699 : Hitchcock, Alfred



The more successful the villain, the more successful the picture.
Alfred Hitchcock : 4924 : Hitchcock, Alfred



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 : 6248 : Hitchcock, Alfred



Television has brought back murder into the home - where it belongs.
Alfred Hitchcock : 8128 : Hitchcock, Alfred



Seeing a murder on television ... can help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
Alfred Hitchcock : 8237 : Hitchcock, Alfred



A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
Alfred Hitchcock : 9878 : Hitchcock, Alfred



I'm not against the police; I'm just afraid of them.
Alfred Hitchcock : 10553 : Hitchcock, Alfred



I've never gone in for the creaking door type of suspense. To me, murder by a babbling brook drenched in sunshine is more interesting.
Alfred Hitchcock : 11535 : Hitchcock, Alfred



This paperback is very interesting, but I find it will never replace a hardcover book - it makes a very poor doorstop
Alfred Hitchcock : 12743 : Hitchcock, Alfred



A man isn't poor if he can still laugh.
Raymond Hitchcock : 10170 : Hitchcock, Raymond



Men greet each other with a sock on the arm, women with a hug, and the hug wears better in the long run.
Edward Hoagland : 11584 : Hoagland, Edward



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 : 2658 : Hoagland, Hudson



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 : 6340 : Hobbes, John



Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it.
Dee Hock : 12735 : Hock, Dee



Design [is] the emerging ethos formulating and then answering a very new question; What shall we do now, in the face of the chaos that we have created?
John Hockenberry : 11517 : Hockenberry, John



Always live in the ugliest house on the street - then you don't have to look at it.
David Hockney : 4939 : Hockney, David



Failure is that early morning hour of darkness which precedes the dawning of the day of success.
Leigh Mitchell Hodges : 3272 : Hodges, Leigh Mitchell



Lots of people talk to animals. Not very many listen, though. That's the problem.
Benjamin Hoff : 4087 : Hoff, Benjamin



Irate wife, in throes of washing and ironing, to husband filling in tax return: "Don't you dare list me as a dependent!"
Syd Hoff : 9378 : Hoff, Syd



What a lucky thing the wheel was invented before the automobile; otherwise, can you imagine what awful screeching?
Samuel Hoffenstein : 1611 : Hoffenstein, Samuel



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 : 3665 : Hoffenstein, Samuel



Prejudice is the child of ignorance.
Samuel Hoffenstein : 8778 : Hoffenstein, Samuel



When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you are here.
Samuel Hoffenstein : 9337 : Hoffenstein, Samuel



People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them.
Eric Hoffer : 567 : Hoffer, Eric



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 : 568 : Hoffer, Eric



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 : 569 : Hoffer, Eric



It is often the failure who is the pioneer in new lands, new undertakings, and new forms of expression.
Eric Hoffer : 1958 : Hoffer, Eric



It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
Eric Hoffer : 2379 : Hoffer, Eric



Self-righteousness is a loud din raised to drown the voice of guilt within us.
Eric Hoffer : 2884 : Hoffer, Eric



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 : 3090 : Hoffer, Eric



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 : 4993 : Hoffer, Eric



There is radicalism in all getting, and conservatism in all keeping. Lovemaking is radical, while marriage is conservative.
Eric Hoffer : 5200 : Hoffer, Eric



When people are free to do as they please, they usually imitate each other
Eric Hoffer : 5539 : Hoffer, Eric



Far more crucial than what we know or do not know is what we do not want to know.
Eric Hoffer : 6458 : Hoffer, Eric



Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffer : 6775 : Hoffer, Eric



Glory is largely a theatrical concept. There is no striving for glory without a vivid awareness of an audience.
Eric Hoffer : 6936 : Hoffer, Eric



Naivete in grownups is often charming; but when coupled with vanity it is indistinguishable from stupidity.
Eric Hoffer : 7295 : Hoffer, Eric



The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer : 7673 : Hoffer, Eric



Nationalist pride, like other variants of pride, can be a substitute for self-respect.
Eric Hoffer : 8336 : Hoffer, Eric



Our passionate preoccupation with the sky, the stars, and a God somewhere in outer space is a homing impulse. We are drawn back to where we came from.
Eric Hoffer : 8574 : Hoffer, Eric



The real "haves" are they who can acquire freedom, self-confidence and even riches without depriving others of them.
Eric Hoffer : 8634 : Hoffer, Eric



We have perhaps a natural fear of ends. We would rather be always on the way than arrive. Given the means, we hang on to them and often forget the ends.
Eric Hoffer : 9309 : Hoffer, Eric



To be effective a doctrine must not be understood, but has to be believed in. We can be absolutely certain only about things we do not understand. A doctrine that is understood is shorn of it strength.
Eric Hoffer : 10350 : Hoffer, Eric



Some kind of widespread enthusiasm or excitement is apparently needed for the realization of vast and rapid change.
Eric Hoffer : 10456 : Hoffer, Eric



The sterile radical is basically conservative. He is afraid to let go of the ideas and beliefs he picked up in his youth lest his life be seen as empty and wasted.
Eric Hoffer : 11188 : Hoffer, Eric



How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty.
Eric Hoffer : 11764 : Hoffer, Eric



Our greatest pretenses are built up not to hide the evil and the ugly in us, but our emptiness. The hardest thing to hide is something that is not there.
Eric Hoffer : 11884 : Hoffer, Eric



Children, savages and true believers remember far less what they have seen than what they have heard.
Eric Hoffer : 12154 : Hoffer, Eric



If I'd seen me at a party, I'd never have gone up and met me.
Dustin Hoffman : 7702 : Hoffman, Dustin



The ability to simplify means to eliminate the unnecessary so that the necessary may speak.
Hans Hoffman : 11298 : Hoffman, Hans



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 : 2946 : Hofstadter, Richard



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 : 3417 : Hofstadter, Richard



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 : 5029 : Hofstadter, Richard



Living in New York is like being at some terrible late-night party. You're tired, you've had a headache since you arrived, but you can't leave because then you'd miss the party.
Simon Hoggart : 8191 : Hoggart, Simon



You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
John H. Holcomb : 11966 : Holcomb, John H.



Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us.
Thomas Holdcroft : 1776 : Holdcroft, Thomas



Sophia Loren didn't walk into the room, she swept in. I never saw so much woman coming at me in my entire life.
William Holden : 8985 : Holden, William



I'm always making a comeback, but nobody ever tells me where I've been.
Billie Holiday : 262 : Holiday, Billie



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 : 2366 : Holiday, Billie



The person who agrees with everything you say either isn't listening to you or plans to sell you something.
Bud Holiday : 6947 : Holiday, Bud



Life is too short to dust things that don't have dust on them.
Barbara Holland : 11664 : Holland, Barbara



Death is nothing at all; it does not count. I have only slipped away into the next room.
Henry Scott Holland : 9019 : Holland, Henry Scott



Guilt is the price we pay willingly for doing what we are going to do anyway.
Isabelle Holland : 12596 : Holland, Isabelle



That which grows fast withers as rapidly; that which grows slowly endures.
J. G. Holland : 902 : Holland, J. G.



The secret of being loved is in being lovely; and the secret of being lovely is being unselfish.
J. G. Holland : 4430 : Holland, J. G.



He who never walks save where he sees men's tracks makes no discoveries.
J. G. Holland : 4889 : Holland, J. G.



Clothes can suggest, persuade, connote, insinuate, or indeed lie, and apply subtle pressure while their wearer is speaking frankly and straightforwardly of other matters.
Anne Hollander : 9596 : Hollander, Anne



Each experience through which we pass operates ultimately for our good. This is a correct attitude to adopt and we must be able to see it in that light.
Raymond Holliwell : 11874 : Holliwell, Raymond



We live by encouragement and die without it - slowly, sadly, angrily.
Celeste Holm : 3305 : Holm, Celeste



Prepare your mind to receive the best that life has to offer.
Ernest Holmes : 11665 : Holmes, Ernest



The biggest trouble with success is that its formula is just about the same as that for a nervous breakdown.
John Holmes : 12193 : Holmes, John



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 : 985 : Holmes, John Andrew



Speech is conveniently located midway between thought and action, where it often substitutes for both.
John Andrew Holmes : 986 : Holmes, John Andrew



The Christmas season has come to mean the period when the public plays Santa Claus to the merchants.
John Andrew Holmes : 4282 : Holmes, John Andrew



The universe is not hostile, nor yet is it friendly. It is simply indifferent.
John H. Holmes : 10794 : Holmes, John H.



To be seventy years young is sometimes far more hopeful than to be forty years old.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1385 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 1386 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original shape.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1387 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Men, like peaches and pears, grow sweet a little while before they begin to decay.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1388 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Speak clearly, if you speak at all; carve every word before you let it fall.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1389 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Fame usually comes to those who are thinking about something else.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1390 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 1391 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 2192 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Leisure only means a chance to do other jobs that demand attention.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 2551 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 2676 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 2969 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 3455 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 3875 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Language is the blood of the soul into which thoughts run and out of which they grow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 4350 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars, nor its great scholars great men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 4547 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 4626 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 5273 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays the pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 5445 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 5457 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



The true essentials of a feast are only fun and feed.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 5473 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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 : 5579 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



A thought is often original, though you have uttered it a hundred times.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 6217 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



A child's education should begin at least one hundred years before he is born.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 6220 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Many ideas grow better when transplanted into another mind than in the one where they sprung up
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 6244 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



We need an education in the obvious more than investigation of the obscure.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 6443 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Put not your trust in money, but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 6838 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Friendship is a breathing rose with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 7145 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern; it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that; one stitch at a time taken patiently, and the pattern will come out all right.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 8525 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Talk about conceit as much as you like, it is to human character what salt is to the ocean; it keeps it sweet, and renders it endurable.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 8926 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



A person is always startled when he hears himself called old for the first time.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 9541 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Do not be bullied out of your common sense by the specialist; two to one, he is a pedant.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 9552 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Historic continuity with the past is not a duty, it is only a necessity.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 9561 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Men do not quit playing because they grow old; They grow old because they quit playing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 9584 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 10819 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Under bad manners, as under graver faults, lies very commonly an overestimate of our special individuality, as distinguished from our generic humanity.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 11512 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



Man is born a predestined idealist, for he is born to act.
Oliver Wendell Holmes : 12461 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell



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. : 2275 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.



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. : 6008 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.



If it is a bad rule, that is no reason for making a bad exception to it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. : 9770 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.



The character of every act depends upon the circumstances in which it is done.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. : 11751 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Jr.



Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. : 1392 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.



The axis of the earth sticks out visibly through the center of each and every town or city.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. : 4800 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.



I firmly believe that if whole Materia Medica, as now used, could be sunk to the bottom of the sea, it would be better for mankind - and all the worse for the fishes.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. : 10367 : Holmes, Oliver Wendell, Sr.



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 : 2403 : Holt, John



Sidney Sheldon is a graduate of "The Terrible Secret" School of Fiction Writing, in which most of his characters hide huge chunks of their past from each other so we'll keep the pages turning.
Patricia Holt : 11479 : Holt, Patricia



Progress? It ought to be stopped, that's what I say. If the Lord meant chickens to come out of incubators he'd never have made hens, it stands to reason.
Winifred Holtby : 7545 : Holtby, Winifred



A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.
Lou Holtz : 6862 : Holtz, Lou



It's not my job to motivate players. They bring extraordinary motivation to our program. It's my job not to demotivate them.
Lou Holtz : 8615 : Holtz, Lou



When all is said and done, more is said than done.
Lou Holtz : 9457 : Holtz, Lou



I never learn anything talking. I only learn things when I ask questions.
Lou Holtz : 9810 : Holtz, Lou



I follow three rules: Do the right thing, do the best you can, and always show people you care.
Lou Holtz : 12552 : Holtz, Lou



'Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
Richard Henry Home : 6159 : Home, Richard Henry



Hateful to me as the gates of Hades is that man who hides one thing in his heart and speaks another.
Homer : 4351 : Homer



Young men's minds are always changeable, but when an old man is concerned in a matter, he looks both before and after.
Homer : 6645 : Homer



I detest that man who hides one thing in the depths of his heart, and speaks for another.
Homer : 6719 : Homer



It was built against the will of the immortal gods, and so it did not last for long.
Homer : 6728 : Homer



There is a fullness of all things, even of sleep and love.
Homer : 6800 : Homer



It is equally offensive to speed a guest who would like to stay and to detain one who is anxious to leave.
Homer : 6964 : Homer



A multitude of rulers is not a good thing. Let there be one ruler, one king.
Homer : 7044 : Homer



The fates have given mankind a patient soul.
Homer : 7091 : Homer



I too shall lie in the dust when I am dead, but now let me win noble renown.
Homer : 7356 : Homer



Once harm has been done, even a fool understands it.
Homer : 7387 : Homer



Whoever obeys the gods, to him they particularly listen.
Homer : 7717 : Homer



Even where sleep is concerned, too much is a bad thing.
Homer : 8395 : Homer



He lives not long who battles with the immortals, nor do his children prattle about his knees when he has come back from battle and the dread fray.
Homer : 8938 : Homer



Men grow tired of sleep, love, singing, and dancing sooner than of war.
Homer : 10824 : Homer



Of men who have a sense of honor, more come through alive than are slain, but from those who flee comes neither glory nor any help.
Homer : 11922 : Homer



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 : 3376 : Honegger, Arthur



If you just focus on the smallest details, you never get the big picture right.
Leroy Hood : 12513 : Hood, Leroy



Be as careful of the books you read, as of the company you keep; for your habits and character will be as much influenced by the former as by the latter.
Paxton Hood : 9308 : Hood, Paxton



An irritable man is like a hedgehog rolled up the wrong way, tormenting himself with his own prickles.
Thomas Hood : 2242 : Hood, Thomas



Oh, if it be to choose and call thee mine, love, thou art every day my valentine!
Thomas Hood : 11451 : Hood, Thomas



Peace is not made at the council table, or by treaties, but in the hearts of men
Herbert Hoover : 861 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



Absolute freedom of the press to discuss public questions is a foundation stone of American liberty.
Herbert Hoover : 862 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



We are in danger of developing a cult of the common man, which means a cult of mediocrity.
Herbert Hoover : 2831 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



Honest difference of views and honest debate are not disunity. They are the vital process of policy among free men.
Herbert Hoover : 6629 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Hoover : 8064 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



In the great mass of our people there are plenty of individuals of intelligence from among whom leadership can be recruited.
Herbert Clark Hoover : 8604 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



Freedom is the open window through which pours the sunlight of the human spirit and human dignity.
Herbert Clark Hoover : 12162 : Hoover, Herbert Clark



I majored in geology in college but have majored in Herbert Hoover ever since.
Lou Henry Hoover : 10935 : Hoover, Lou Henry



Economy is going without something you do want in case you should, some day, want something you probably won't want.
Anthony Hope : 2731 : Hope, Anthony



When I look into a girl's eyes I can tell what she thinks of me. It's pretty depressing.
Bob Hope : 274 : Hope, Bob



The audience was swell. They were so polite. They covered their mouths when they yawned.
Bob Hope : 275 : Hope, Bob



If you haven't any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope : 2392 : Hope, Bob



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 : 2493 : Hope, Bob



A James Cagney love scene is one where he lets the other guy live.
Bob Hope : 3322 : Hope, Bob



My ankles crunch, my knees crunch, my stomach gurgles constantly. I'm not getting older, I'm getting noisier.
Bob Hope : 4569 : Hope, Bob



I love to go to Washington - if only to be near my money.
Bob Hope : 5151 : Hope, Bob



My old movies have been on so many channels lately, I can flip the dial and watch the hairline recede.
Bob Hope : 7638 : Hope, Bob



I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for my nap.
Bob Hope : 7792 : Hope, Bob



If you watch a game, it's fun. If you play it, it's recreation. If you work at it, it's golf.
Bob Hope : 7804 : Hope, Bob



People who throw kisses are hopelessly lazy.
Bob Hope : 9851 : Hope, Bob



You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope : 10588 : Hope, Bob



To give you an idea of how fast we traveled: We left Spokane with two rabbits and when we got to Topeka, we still only had two.
Bob Hope : 11557 : Hope, Bob



I grew up with six brothers. That's how I learned to dance - waiting for the bathroom.
Bob Hope : 12239 : Hope, Bob



Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.
Harry A. Hopf : 6722 : Hopf, Harry A.



The glassy pear tree leaves and blooms, they brush the descending blue; That blue is all in a rush with richness.
Gerard Manley Hopkins : 10703 : Hopkins, Gerard Manley



Look well to this day for it is life itself. In its brief course lie all the realities of existence, for yesterday is but a memory and tomorrow only a dream.
Thomas Hopkins : 9527 : Hopkins, Thomas



You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money into training, grooming and encouraging your greatest asset.
Tom Hopkins : 10945 : Hopkins, Tom



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 : 174 : Hoppe, Arthur



The most damaging phrase in the language is "it's always been done that way."
Grace Hopper : 4055 : Hopper, Grace



It is often easier to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission.
Grace Hopper : 4839 : Hopper, Grace



In anger, you look ten years older.
Hedda Hopper : 7401 : Hopper, Hedda



And if you include me among the lyric poets, I'll hold my head so high it'll strike the stars.
Horace : 875 : Horace



He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Horace : 2786 : Horace



We are just statistics, born to consume resources.
Horace : 2933 : Horace



In Rome you long for the country; in the country - oh inconstant! - you praise the distant city to the stars.
Horace : 4286 : Horace



Who can hope to be safe? Who is sufficiently cautious? Guard himself as he may, every moment's an ambush.
Horace : 4311 : Horace



That destructive siren, sloth, is ever to be avoided.
Horace : 4848 : Horace



You may drive out nature with a pitchfork, yet she'll be constantly running back.
Horace : 5111 : Horace



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 : 6271 : Horace



Many brave men lived before Agamemnon; but all are overwhelmed in eternal night, unwept, unknown, because they lack a sacred poet.
Horace : 6607 : Horace



Of writing well the source and fountainhead is wise thinking.
Horace : 6796 : Horace



Dare to begin! He who postpones living rightly is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
Horace : 6927 : Horace



Whoever cultivates the golden mean avoids both the poverty of a hovel and the envy of a palace.
Horace : 6953 : Horace



Mix a little foolishness with your prudence: It's good to be silly at the right moment.
Horace : 7014 : Horace



The years as they pass plunder us of one thing after another.
Horace : 7072 : Horace



Life grants nothing to us mortals without hard work.
Horace : 7385 : Horace



The appearance of right oft leads us wrong.
Horace : 7732 : Horace



Seize the day! Put no trust in the morrow.
Horace : 8104 : Horace



His thinking does not produce smoke after the flame, but light after smoke.
Horace : 8371 : Horace



Painters and poets alike have always had license to dare anything. We know that, and we both claim and allow to others in their turn this indulgence.
Horace : 8581 : Horace



This was among my prayers: a piece of land not so very large, where a garden should be and a spring of ever-flowing water near the house, and a bit of woodland as well as these.
Horace : 8894 : Horace



The fickle populace has changed its taste and burns with a craze for scribbling.
Horace : 9453 : Horace



Not bound to swear allegiance to any master, wherever the wind takes me I travel as a visitor.
Horace : 10502 : Horace



He will always be a slave who does not know how to live upon a little.
Horace : 10823 : Horace



When many beauties grace a poem, I shall not take offense at a few faults.
Horace : 11659 : Horace



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 : 4253 : Horban, Donald



At some point in the future, it would theoretically be possible to store all sixteen million volumes in the Library of Congress on a disk the size of a penny.
Paul M. Horn : 10392 : Horn, Paul M.



What an endless chain of unhappiness prejudice forges.
Lena Horne : 6148 : Horne, Lena



It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
Lena Horne : 8071 : Horne, Lena



Always be smarter than the people you hire.
Lena Horne : 10856 : Horne, Lena



The thing to do for insomnia is to get an opera score and read that. That will bore you to death.
Marilyn Horne : 5019 : Horne, Marilyn



I don't want to play golf. When I hit a ball, I want someone else to go chase it.
Rogers Hornsby : 4076 : Hornsby, Rogers



People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.
Rogers Hornsby : 11706 : Hornsby, Rogers



Nothing lowers the level of conversation more than raising the voice.
Stanley Horowitz : 4488 : Horowitz, Stanley



Winter is an etching, spring a watercolor, summer an oil painting and autumn a mosaic of them all.
Stanley Horowitz : 12338 : Horowitz, Stanley



Beauty is variable, ugliness is constant.
Doug Horton : 12078 : Horton, Doug



Whistling to keep up courage is good practice for whistling.
Henry Hoskins : 7368 : Hoskins, Henry



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 : 5975 : Hotter, Eric



Plants stand so patiently in the fields that we are accustomed to think that they are calm and immovable, whereas there is a feverish activity going on at all times.
Alfred Carl Hottes : 9619 : Hottes, Alfred Carl



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 : 2666 : Housman, Alfred Edward



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 : 6290 : Housman, Alfred Edward



He has all the characteristics of a dog except loyalty.
Sam Houston, discussing an enemy : 4876 : Houston, Sam



I almost wish I could be more exciting, that I could match what is happening out there to me.
Whitney Houston : 1879 : Houston, Whitney



With women, you don't get the genius title, you get the diva title.
Whitney Houston : 11657 : Houston, Whitney



Who would not rather flounder in the fight than not have known the glory of the fray?
Richard Hovey : 3276 : Hovey, Richard



Art is a question mark in the minds of those who want to know what's happening.
Aaron Howard : 12023 : Howard, Aaron



Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard : 12360 : Howard, Jane



One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up to get it.
Sidney Howard : 1651 : Howard, Sidney



You have succeeded in life when all you really want is only what you really need.
Vernon Howard : 9730 : Howard, Vernon



A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep.
Vernon Howard : 12362 : Howard, Vernon



The first mean thing a newly-married man does is to notice the pretty girls again.
Ed Howe : 9792 : Howe, Ed



If you want to know how old a woman is, ask her sister-in-law.
E. W. Howe : 492 : Howe, Edgar Watson



The average man's judgement is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
Ed Howe : 496 : Howe, Edgar Watson



The sounder your argument, the more satisfaction you get out of it.
Ed Howe : 497 : Howe, Edgar Watson



A theory is no more like a fact than a photograph is like a person.
Ed Howe : 498 : Howe, Edgar Watson



One of the surprising things of this world is the respect a worthless man has for himself.
Ed Howe : 499 : Howe, Edgar Watson



When a man is trying to sell you something, don't imagine he is that polite all the time.
Ed Howe : 500 : Howe, Edgar Watson



If the fools do not control the world, it isn't because they are not in the majority.
Edgar Watson Howe : 2208 : Howe, Edgar Watson



When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.
Edgar Watson Howe : 2755 : Howe, Edgar Watson



No man would listen to you talk if he didn’t know it was his turn next.
Edgar Watson Howe : 3304 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Families with babies and families without babies are sorry for each other.
E. W. Howe : 3661 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Every time a boy shows his hands, someone suggests that he wash them.
E. W. Howe : 3666 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Half the world does not know how the other half lives, but is trying to find out.
E. W, Howe : 3732 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Express a mean opinion of yourself occasionally; it will show your friends that you know how to tell the truth.
Ed Howe : 3943 : Howe, Edgar Watson



A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Ed Howe : 4936 : Howe, Edgar Watson



I believe in grumbling; It is the politest form of fighting known.
Ed Howe : 5551 : Howe, Edgar Watson



About all some men accomplish in life is to send a son to Harvard.
E. W. Howe : 5612 : Howe, Edgar Watson



The liberty of the press is most generally approved when it takes liberties with the other fellow, and leaves us alone.
Edgar Watson Howe : 6015 : Howe, Edgar Watson



A woman who can't forgive should never have more than a nodding acquaintance with a man.
Ed Howe : 6205 : Howe, Edgar Watson



If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Edgar Watson Howe : 6383 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Most people have seen worse things in private than they pretend to be shocked at in public.
Edgar Watson Howe : 6394 : Howe, Edgar Watson



What people say behind your back is your standing in the community.
E. W. Howe : 6535 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Instead of loving your enemies, treat your friends a little better.
Edgar Watson Howe : 8367 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Half the times when men think they are talking business, they are wasting time.
E. W. Howe : 9148 : Howe, Edgar Watson



To avoid mistakes and regrets, always consult your wife before engaging in a flirtation.
E. W. Howe : 9209 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Doesn't it seem some days as though other people were put into the world for no other reason than to aggravate you?
E. W. Howe : 9708 : Howe, Edgar Watson



Another person's secret is like another person's money; you are not as careful with it as you are with your own.
E. W. Howe : 10053 : Howe, Edgar Watson



A modest man is usually admired - if people ever hear of him.
Edgar Watson Howe : 10128 : Howe, Edgar Watson



I never knew a man so mean that I was not willing he should admire me.
Edgar Watson Howe : 10806 : Howe, Edgar Watson



All hockey players are bilingual. They know English and Profanity.
Gordie Howe : 7463 : Howe, Gordie



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 : 4265 : Howe, John



Blood does not wipe out dishonor, nor violence indicate possession.
Julia Ward Howe : 6541 : Howe, Julia Ward



The striking point, in the face of all the propaganda about the model family, is how few Americans actually live this way.
Louise Kapp Howe : 7263 : Howe, Louise Kapp



The way of the world is to praise dead saints and to persecute living ones.
Nathaniel Howe : 5092 : Howe, Nathaniel



To have gold brings fear; to have none brings grief.
James Howell : 9555 : Howell, James



You don't know what faith you have until it is tested.
Rees Howells : 10157 : Howells, Rees



Today's achievement is only tomorrow's confusion.
William Dean Howells : 2648 : Howells, William Dean



There is trouble and sorrow enough in the world without making it on purpose.
William Dean Howells : 6207 : Howells, William Dean



Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
William Dean Howells : 11651 : Howells, William Dean



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 : 2374 : Hoyle, Fred



Do your work with your whole heart and you will succeed - there is so little competition!
Elbert Hubbard : 9419 : Hubbard, Elbert



He who does not understand your silence will probably not understand your words.
Elbert Hubbard : 10230 : Hubbard, Elbert



We awaken in others the same attitude of mind we hold toward them.
Elbert Hubbard : 11348 : Hubbard, Elbert



The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.
Elbert Hubbard : 11460 : Hubbard, Elbert



Knowledge is the distilled essence of our intuitions, corroborated by experience.
Elbert Hubbard : 11993 : Hubbard, Elbert



It does not take much strength to do things, but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
Elbert Hubbard : 529 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Repartee: any reply that is so clever that it makes the listener wish he had said it himself.
Elbert Hubbard : 530 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



No one needs a vacation so much as the man who has just had one.
Elbert Hubbard : 531 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Some men succeed by what they know; some by what they do; and a few by what they are.
Elbert Hubbard : 532 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Speak well of every one if you speak of them at all - none of us are so very good.
Elbert Hubbard : 2012 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



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 : 2283 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



You can lead a boy to college but you can't make him think.
Elbert Hubbard : 2602 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



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 : 2706 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



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 : 3046 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Little minds are interested in the extraordinary, great minds in the commonplace.
Elbert Hubbard : 3063 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



If you have no enemies, you are apt to be in the same predicament in regard to friends.
Elbert Hubbard : 3266 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Pray that success will not come any faster than you are able to endure it.
Elbert Hubbard : 3295 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



One machine can do the work of fifty ordinary men. No machine can do the work of one extraordinary man.
Elbert Green Hubbard : 3539 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Many a man's reputation would not know his character if they met on the street.
Elbert Hubbard : 3604 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Friend: One who knows all about you, and loves you just the same.
Elbert Hubbard : 3726 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Not only does beauty fade, but it leaves a record on the face as to what became of it.
Elbert Hubbard : 3825 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



If pleasures are greatest in anticipation, just remember that this is also true of trouble.
Elbert Hubbard : 3860 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



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 : 4233 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



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 : 4243 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom - for himself.
Elbert Hubbard : 4425 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.
Elbert Hubbard : 4503 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Get your happiness out of your work or you may never know happiness.
Elbert Hubbard : 4576 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Every man is a fool for at least five minutes a day; wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard : 4591 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Be pleasant until ten o'clock in the morning and the rest of the day will take care of itself.
Elbert Hubbard : 5024 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



No good sensible working bee listens to the advice of a bedbug on the subject of business.
Elbert Hubbard : 5037 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one.
Elbert Hubbard : 5282 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Genius may have its limitations, but stupidity is not thus handicapped.
Elbert Hubbard : 5284 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



If you want work done well, select a busy man. The other kind has no time.
Elbert Hubbard : 5302 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Secrets are things we give to others to keep for us.
Elbert Hubbard : 6133 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



A retentive memory may be a good thing, but the ability to forget is the true token of greatness.
Elbert Hubbard : 6382 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Friendship, like credit, is highest where it is not used.
Elbert Hubbard : 7705 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



There is no failure except in no longer trying.
Elbert Hubbard : 8394 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Elbert Hubbard : 8729 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



Logic is one thing, and common sense another.
Elbert Hubbard : 8774 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



The secret of salvation is this: keep sweet, be useful and keep busy.
Elbert Hubbard : 8829 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



When a man sends you an impudent letter, sit right down and give it back to him with interest ten times compounded, and then throw both letters in the wastebasket.
Elbert Hubbard : 8900 : Hubbard, Elbert Green



One good thing about living on a farm is that you can fight with your wife without being heard.
Kin Hubbard : 1096 : Hubbard, Kin



Some folks can look so busy doing nothin' that they seem indispensable.
Kin Hubbard : 1097 : Hubbard, Kin



The hardest thing is writing a recommendation for someone we know.
Kin Hubbard : 1098 : Hubbard, Kin



The worst sensation I know of is getting up at night and stepping on a toy train of cars.
Kin Hubbard : 1099 : Hubbard, Kin



An optimist is a fellow who believes what's going to be will be postponed.
Kin Hubbard : 1100 : Hubbard, Kin



It is going to be fun to watch and see how long the meek can keep the earth after they inherit it.
Kin Hubbard : 1101 : Hubbard, Kin



The safest way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.
Kin Hubbard : 1102 : Hubbard, Kin



It would be a swell world if everybody was as pleasant as the fellow who is trying to skin you.
Kin Hubbard : 1103 : Hubbard, Kin



Don't a fellow feel good after he gets out of a store where he nearly bought something.
Kin Hubbard : 1104 : Hubbard, Kin



Classical music is the kind we keep hoping will turn into a tune.
Kin Hubbard : 1105 : Hubbard, Kin



Lots of fellows think a home is only good to borrow money on.
Kin Hubbard : 1106 : Hubbard, Kin



Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough to suit some people.
Kin Hubbard : 1107 : Hubbard, Kin



There isn't much to be seen in a little town, but what you hear makes up for it.
Kin Hubbard : 1108 : Hubbard, Kin



It seems the less a statesman amounts to, the more he loves the flag.
Kin Hubbard : 1109 : Hubbard, Kin



I don't know anything as willing, and that seems to enjoy its work, as a revolving door.
Kin Hubbard : 1110 : Hubbard, Kin



The fellow that owns his own home is always just coming out of a hardware store.
F. M. Hubbard : 2161 : Hubbard, Kin



The reason the way of the transgressor is so hard is that it's so crowded.
Kin Hubbard : 2474 : Hubbard, Kin



A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of your friends.
Kin Hubbard : 2515 : Hubbard, Kin



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 : 3044 : Hubbard, Kin



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 : 3668 : Hubbard, Kin



Some people are so sensitive that they feel snubbed if an epidemic overlooks them.
Kin Hubbard : 3670 : Hubbard, Kin



Married life ain't so bad after you get so you can eat the things your wife likes.
Kin Hubbard : 3699 : Hubbard, Kin



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 : 3728 : Hubbard, Kin



It's sweet to be remembered, but it's often cheaper to be forgotten.
Kin Hubbard : 3741 : Hubbard, Kin



The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
Kin Hubbard : 3753 : Hubbard, Kin



When some folks agree with my opinions I begin to suspect I’m wrong.
Kin Hubbard : 4063 : Hubbard, Kin



There's another advantage of being poor: a doctor will cure you faster.
Kin Hubbard : 4598 : Hubbard, Kin



Kindness goes a long way lots of times when it should stay at home.
Kin Hubbard : 4912 : Hubbard, Kin



About the only thing we have left that actually discriminates in favor of the plain folk is the stork.
Kin Hubbard : 4962 : Hubbard, Kin



One of the commonest ailments of the present day is premature formation of an opinion.
Kin Hubbard : 5069 : Hubbard, Kin



Who remembers when we used to rest on Sunday instead of Monday?
Kin Hubbard : 5520 : Hubbard, Kin



It makes no difference what it is, a woman will buy anything she thinks a store is losing money on.
Kin Hubbard : 6216 : Hubbard, Kin



When a woman says, "I don't wish to mention any names," it means it ain't necessary to mention any names.
Kin Hubbard : 6231 : Hubbard, Kin



My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who's lost three husbands.
Kin Hubbard : 6265 : Hubbard, Kin



Flattery won't hurt you if you don’t swallow it.
Kin Hubbard : 6519 : Hubbard, Kin



Nobody ever forgets where he buried the hatchet.
Kin Hubbard : 6520 : Hubbard, Kin



Nobody can be as agreeable as an uninvited guest.
Kin Hubbard : 6521 : Hubbard, Kin



Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature.
Kin Hubbard : 6522 : Hubbard, Kin



We'd all like to vote fer the best man, but he's never a candidate.
Kin Hubbard : 6523 : Hubbard, Kin



When a fellow says, "It ain't the money but the principle of the thing," it's the money.
Kin Hubbard : 6524 : Hubbard, Kin



There's no secret about success. Did you ever know a successful man who didn't tell you about it?
Kin Hubbard : 6525 : Hubbard, Kin



There is plenty of peace in any home where the family doesn't make the mistake of trying to get together.
Kin Hubbard : 6526 : Hubbard, Kin



Why doesn't the fellow who says, "I'm no speechmaker," let it go at that instead of giving a demonstration.
Kin Hubbard : 7975 : Hubbard, Kin



A bee is never as busy as it seems. It's just that it can't buzz any slower.
Kin Hubbard : 8813 : Hubbard, Kin



A never-failing way to get rid of a fellow is to tell him something for his own good.
Kin Hubbard : 8821 : Hubbard, Kin



There ought to be some way to eat celery so it wouldn't sound like you were stepping on a basket.
Kin Hubbard : 9017 : Hubbard, Kin



Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Kin Hubbard : 9208 : Hubbard, Kin



The fellow that agrees with everything you say is either a fool or he is getting ready to skin you.
Kin Hubbard : 10752 : Hubbard, Kin



Nothing's as mean as giving a little child something useful for Christmas.
Kin Hubbard : 11341 : Hubbard, Kin



There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
L. Ron Hubbard : 8687 : Hubbard, L. Ron



Equipped with his five senses, man explores the universe around him and calls the adventure science.
Edwin Hubble : 10621 : Hubble, Edwin



Being cool is being your own self, not doing something that someone else is telling you to do.
Vanessa Hudgens : 11463 : Hudgens, Vanessa



He was a short man, well below average, and he walked with his chin up, gazing about as though searching for his missing inches.
Helen Hudson : 7261 : Hudson, Helen



Etiquette is what you are doing when people are looking and listening. What you are thinking is your business.
Virginia Cary Hudson : 10452 : Hudson, Virginia Cary



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 : 3882 : Hudson, W. H.



If you haven't forgiven yourself something, how can you forgive others?
Dolores Huerta : 12623 : Huerta, Dolores



Liberation is an ever-shifting horizon, a total ideology that can never fulfill its promises.
Arianna Huffington : 5013 : Huffington, Arianna



The essence of leadership is being able to see the iceberg before it hits the Titanic.
Arianna Huffington : 11990 : Huffington, Arianna



If you play it safe in life, you've decided that you don't want to grow anymore.
Shirley Hufstedler : 1650 : Hufstedler, Shirley



We not only praise individual liberty but our constitution has the unique distinction of ensuring it.
Charles Evans Hughes : 350 : Hughes, Charles Evans



There will always be a multitude who are congenitally unable to think straight.
Charles Evans Hughes : 4880 : Hughes, Charles Evans



Men do not die from overwork. They die from dissipation and worry.
Charles Evans Hughes : 8054 : Hughes, Charles Evans



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 : 4623 : Hughes, Langston



The blues can be real sad, else real mad, else real glad, and funny, too, all at the same time. I ought to know. I grooved up with blues. I heard so many blues when I was a child until my shadow is blue.
Langston Hughes : 10341 : Hughes, Langston



Birthing is hard, and dying is mean, so get yourself a little loving in between.
Langston Hughes : 11427 : Hughes, Langston



Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly.
Langston Hughes : 11716 : Hughes, Langston



Like a welcome summer rain, humor may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.
Langston Hughes : 11774 : Hughes, Langston



Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
Langston Hughes : 12180 : Hughes, Langston



The new job of art is to sit on the wall and get more expensive.
Robert Hughes : 11353 : Hughes, Robert



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 : 3386 : Hughes, Ted



Nothing awakens a reminiscence like an odor.
Victor Hugo : 1824 : Hugo, Victor



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 : 1825 : Hugo, Victor



No one knows like a woman how to say things which are at once gentle and deep.
Victor Hugo : 1826 : Hugo, Victor



The supreme happiness in life is the conviction that we are loved.
Victor Hugo : 1827 : Hugo, Victor



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 : 4603 : Hugo, Victor



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 : 4748 : Hugo, Victor



No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come.
Victor Hugo : 6113 : Hugo, Victor



A stand can be made against invasion by an army; no stand can be made against invasion by an idea.
Victor Hugo : 6391 : Hugo, Victor



Great perils have this beauty, that they bring to light the fraternity of strangers.
Victor Hugo : 6448 : Hugo, Victor



Music is the vapor of art. It is to poetry what reverie is to thought, what fluid is to liquid, what the ocean of clouds is to the ocean of waves.
Victor Hugo : 7232 : Hugo, Victor



Intelligence is the wife, imagination is the mistress, memory is the servant.
Victor Hugo : 7457 : Hugo, Victor



Revolution is the larva of civilization.
Victor Hugo : 8782 : Hugo, Victor



Solitude either develops the mental power, or renders men dull and vicious.
Victor Hugo : 9077 : Hugo, Victor



Laughter is the sun that drives winter from the human face.
Victor Hugo : 9486 : Hugo, Victor



Common sense is in spite of, and not the product of, education.
Victor Hugo : 10142 : Hugo, Victor



Popularity? It is glory's small change.
Victor Hugo : 10858 : Hugo, Victor



Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Victor Hugo : 12146 : Hugo, Victor



If people did not love one another, I really don't see what use there would be in having any spring.
Victor Hugo : 12744 : Hugo, Victor



Some people dream of success, while other people get up every morning and make it happen.
Wayne Huizenga : 12550 : Huizenga, Wayne



He who trims himself to suit everyone will soon whittle himself away.
Raymond Hull : 8431 : Hull, Raymond



I am more and more convinced that our happiness or our unhappiness depends far more on the way we meet the events of life than on the nature of those events themselves.
Wilhelm Von Humboldt : 7850 : Humboldt, Wilhelm Von



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 : 3415 : Hume, David



The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.
David Hume : 3679 : Hume, David



A purpose, an intention, a design, strikes everywhere even the careless, the most stupid thinker.
David Hume : 11007 : Hume, David



Poets, though liars by profession, always endeavor to give an air of truth to their fictions.
David Hume : 11297 : Hume, David



Nothing appears more surprising to those who consider human affairs with a philosophical eye, than the ease with which the many are governed by the few.
David Hume : 11882 : Hume, David



Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother in law.
Hubert H. Humphrey : 881 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



Poverty is now an inhuman anachronism.
Hubert H. Humphrey : 2653 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



There are not enough jails, not enough policemen, not enough courts to enforce a law not supported by the people.
Hubert H. Humphrey : 3432 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



The right to be heard does not automatically include the right to be taken seriously.
Hubert H. Humphrey : 3818 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



We believe that to err is human. To blame it on someone else is politics.
Hubert H. Humphrey : 8352 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



The impersonal hand of government can never replace the helping hand of a neighbor.
Hubert Humphrey : 8702 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



Freedom is hammered out on the anvil of discussion, dissent, and debate.
Hubert Humphrey : 12100 : Humphrey, Hubert H.



My biggest thrill came the night Elgin Baylor and I combined for seventy-three points in Madison Square Garden. Elgin had seventy-one of them.
Rod Hundley : 8585 : Hundley, Rod



Even when it was easy, music's patterning shaped the emotions. Music proclaimed an orderly universe, promised a better place.
Ellen Hunnicutt : 5990 : Hunnicutt, Ellen



The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.
Leigh Hunt : 5303 : Hunt, Leigh



It is books that teach us to refine our pleasures when young, and to recall them with satisfaction when we are old.
Leigh Hunt : 8984 : Hunt, Leigh



There are two worlds: the world that we can measure with line and rule, and the world that we feel with our hearts and imagination.
Leigh Hunt : 9679 : Hunt, Leigh



Colors are the smiles of nature. When they are extremely smiling, and break forth into other beauty besides, they are her laughs, as in the flowers.
Leigh Hunt : 11526 : Hunt, Leigh



Some of the best moments in life are not when you have achieved something, but when the thought first comes to you to have a go.
Lord Hunt : 11785 : Hunt, Lord



We sing the blues because our hearts have been hurt, our souls have been disturbed.
Alberta Hunter : 48 : Hunter, Alberta



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 : 2300 : Hunter, Alberta



It's good to fail now and again – you learn a lot more out of failure than you do out of success.
Ian Hunter : 3150 : Hunter, Ian



Conduct is the great profession. Behavior is the perpetual revealing of us. What a man does, tells us what he is.
F. D. Huntington : 590 : Huntington, F. D.



It takes a clever man to turn cynic and a wise man to be clever enough not to.
Fannie Hurst : 594 : Hurst, Fannie



It's hard for a young girl to have patience for old age sitting and chewing all day over the past.
Fannie Hurst : 5018 : Hurst, Fannie



Love, I find, is like singing. Everybody can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
Zora Neale Hurston : 8583 : Hurston, Zora Neale



I wish I could buy you for what you are really worth and sell you for what you think you're worth. I sure would make money on the deal.
Zora Neale Hurston : 9321 : Hurston, Zora Neale



Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose.
Zora Neale Hurston : 11439 : Hurston, Zora Neale



Humphrey Bogart regarded the somewhat gaudy figure of Bogart, the star, with amused cynicism; Bogart, the actor, he held in deep respect.
John Huston : 10004 : Huston, John



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 : 5707 : Hutcherson, Warren



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 : 4273 : Hutchins, Robert M.



The college graduate is presented with a sheepskin to cover his intellectual nakedness.
Robert M. Hutchins : 11295 : Hutchins, Robert M.



Vegetarianism is harmless enough, although it is apt to fill a man with wind and self-righteousness.
Robert Hutchinson : 1554 : Hutchinson, Robert



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 : 6920 : Hutton, Lauren



The charity that hastens to proclaim its good deeds ceses to be charity, and is only pride and ostentation.
William Hutton : 3797 : Hutton, William



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 : 50 : Huxley, Aldous



There is no substitute for talent. Industry and all the virtues are of no avail.
Aldous Huxley : 51 : Huxley, Aldous



To carry the spirit of a child into old age is the secret of genius.
Aldous Huxley : 52 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 53 : Huxley, Aldous



Specialized meaninglessness has come to be regarded, in certain circles, as a kind of hallmark of true science.
Aldous Huxley : 54 : Huxley, Aldous



When an artist deserts to the side of the angels, it is the most odious of treasons.
Aldous Huxley : 55 : Huxley, Aldous



Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.
Aldous Huxley : 2053 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 2683 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 3195 : Huxley, Aldous



I can sympathize with people's pains, but not with their pleasures. There is something curiously boring about somebody else's happiness.
Aldous Huxley : 3540 : Huxley, Aldous



Facts do not cease to exist just because they are ignored.
Aldous Huxley : 3807 : Huxley, Aldous



Every civilization is, among other things, an arrangement for domesticating the passions and setting them to do useful work.
Aldous Huxley : 3975 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 4890 : Huxley, Aldous



There's only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.
Aldous Huxley : 5011 : Huxley, Aldous



Love is as necessary to human beings as food and shelter; but, without intelligence, love is impotent and freedom unattainable.
Aldous Huxley : 5992 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 6312 : Huxley, Aldous



I'm afraid of losing my obscurity. Genuineness only thrives in the dark. Like celery.
Aldous Huxley : 6436 : Huxley, Aldous



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 : 6633 : Huxley, Aldous



To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.
Aldous Huxley : 7452 : Huxley, Aldous



The propagandist's purpose is to make one set of people forget that certain other sets of people are human.
Aldous Huxley : 7623 : Huxley, Aldous



Thanks to words, we have been able to rise above the brutes; and thanks to words, we have often sunk to the level of the demons.
Aldous Huxley : 9356 : Huxley, Aldous



A bad book is as much a labor to write as a good one; it comes as sincerely from the author's soul.
Aldous Huxley : 10069 : Huxley, Aldous



Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley : 11084 : Huxley, Aldous



The reason we like precious jewels so much is they remind us of planes of consciousness we've lived on where those are the pebbles.
Aldous Huxley : 11546 : Huxley, Aldous



Experience is not what happens to a man. It is what a man does with what happens to him.
Aldous Huxley : 12001 : Huxley, Aldous



The secret of genius is to carry the spirit of the child into old age, which means never losing your enthusiasm.
Aldous Huxley : 12243 : Huxley, Aldous



No sound concentrates so much spitefulness and malice into a very small volume as the pinging of mosquitoes.
Elspeth Huxley : 2749 : Huxley, Elspeth



There is no sadder sight in the world than to see a beautiful theory killed by a brutal fact.
Thomas Huxley : 2604 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



I am too much a skeptic to deny the possibility of anything.
Thomas Huxley : 2627 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



If a little knowledge is dangerous, where is the man who has so much as to be out of danger?
Thomas Huxley : 5321 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



The great tragedy of science: The slaying of a beautiful hypothesis by an ugly fact.
Thomas Henry Huxley : 9422 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



There is no alleviation for the sufferings of mankind except veracity of thought and action, and the resolute facing of the world as it is.
Thomas H. Huxley : 9659 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



Some experience of popular lecturing had convinced me that the necessity of making things plain to uninstructed people was one of the very best means of clearing up the obscure corners in one's own mind.
Thomas H. Huxley : 11472 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas Huxley : 11806 : Huxley, Thomas Henry



If you gave him a good script, actors, and technicians, Mickey Mouse could direct a movie.
Nicholas Hytner : 7316 : Hytner, Nicholas



The ability to concentrate and to use time well is everything.
Lee Iaccoca : 7063 : Iaccoca, Lee



Action should not be confused with haste.
Lee Iacocca : 10172 : Iacocca, Lee



A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
Henrik Ibsen : 823 : Ibsen, Henrik



The strongest man in the world is he who stands alone.
Henrik Ibsen : 824 : Ibsen, Henrik



Castles in the air - they are so easy to take refuge in. And easy to build too.
Henrik Ibsen : 7016 : Ibsen, Henrik



You never realize how many palm trees there are in LA until you try to make shots look like the south.
Ice Cube : 2792 : Ice Cube



Without frugality few would be rich, and with it, few would be poor.
Ignatius : 884 : Ignatius



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 : 2181 : Inge, William Ralph



A nation is a society united by a delusion about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
William R. Inge : 4725 : Inge, William Ralph



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 : 6304 : Inge, William Ralph



Many people believe that they are attracted by God, or by Nature, when they are only repelled by man.
William Inge : 6675 : Inge, William Ralph



Literature flourishes best when it is half a trade and half an art.
William Ralph Inge : 6846 : Inge, William Ralph



The object of studying philosophy is to know one's own mind, not other people's.
W. R. Inge : 7330 : Inge, William Ralph



Worry is interest paid on trouble before it falls due.
Dean W. R. Inge : 8842 : Inge, William Ralph



A cat can be trusted to purr when she is pleased, which is more than can be said for human beings.
William Ralph Inge : 11591 : Inge, William Ralph



A healthful hunger for a great idea is the beauty and blessedness of life.
Jean Ingelow : 9525 : Ingelow, Jean



The greatest test of courage on earth is to bear defeat without losing heart.
Robert Green Ingersoll : 1549 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



If I had my way I'd make health catching instead of disease.
Robert Green Ingersoll : 1550 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



It is better to deserve without receiving than to receive without deserving.
Robert Green Ingersoll : 1555 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



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 : 3862 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Custom meets us at the cradle and leaves us only at the tomb.
Robert Ingersoll : 4062 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Everything in nature tells a different story to all eyes that see and to all ears that hear.
R. G. Ingersoll : 4921 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



One laugh of a child will make the holiest day more sacred still.
Robert Ingersoll : 5279 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



The true civilization is where every man gives to every other every right that he claims for himself.
Robert Ingersoll : 5505 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Every man is dishonest who lives upon the labor of others, no matter if he occupies a throne.
Robert Ingersoll : 6223 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Few rich men own their own property; the property owns them.
Robert Ingersoll : 7363 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Heresy is what the minority believe; it is the name given by the powerful to the doctrines of the weak.
Robert Ingersoll : 8302 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



In the republic of mediocrity, genius is dangerous.
Robert G. Ingersoll : 11672 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.
Robert Green Ingersoll : 11799 : Ingersoll, Robert Green



Asking an incumbent member of Congress to vote for term limits is a bit like asking a chicken to vote for Colonel Sanders.
Bob Inglis : 8622 : Inglis, Bob



One of the first things a bridge player learns is to take it on the shin.
Kay Ingram : 1091 : Ingram, Kay



If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk.
Raymond Inman : 10746 : Inman, Raymond



Aim for the top. There is a plenty of room there. There are so few at the top, it's almost lonely.
Samuel Instill : 10747 : Instill, Samuel



Boredom flourishes too, when you feel safe. It's a symptom of security.
Eugene Ionesco : 4811 : Ionesco, Eugene



Comedy, the institution of the absurd, seems to me more heart-rending than tragedy.
Eugene Ionesco : 7664 : Ionesco, Eugene



Shakespeare was the great one before us. His place was between God and despair.
Eugene Ionesco : 8346 : Ionesco, Eugene



No society has been able to abolish human sadness, no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute.
Eugene Ionesco : 8554 : Ionesco, Eugene



The ultimate aim of the ego is not to see something, but to be something.
Muhammad Iqbal : 8149 : Iqbal, Muhammad



The road to honor is paved with thorns; but on the path to truth, at every step you set your foot down on your own heart.
Ralph Iron : 7932 : Iron, Ralph



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 : 1871 : Irving, Washington



Little minds are subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.
Washington Irving : 1872 : Irving, Washington



A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving : 2197 : Irving, Washington



Great minds have purposes, others have wishes.
Washington Irving : 2928 : Irving, Washington



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 : 3881 : Irving, Washington



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 : 3950 : Irving, Washington



Whoever heard of a fat man heading a riot, or herding together in turbulent mobs?
Washington Irving : 5048 : Irving, Washington



I am always at a loss to know how much to believe of my own stories.
Washington Irving : 5118 : Irving, Washington



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 : 5901 : Irving, Washington



An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven, spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought, and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving : 7826 : Irving, Washington



Men are always doomed to be duped, not so much by the arts of the female sex as by their own imaginations. They are always wooing goddesses and marrying mere mortals.
Washington Irving : 8546 : Irving, Washington



Kindness in women, not their beauteous looks, shall win my love.
Washington Irving : 9248 : Irving, Washington



A sharp tongue is the only edged tool that grows keener with constant use.
Washington Irving : 9564 : Irving, Washington



Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.
Washington Irving : 12407 : Irving, Washington



You're far safer dealing with crocodiles and western diamondback rattlesnakes than the executives and the producers.
Steve Irwin : 12510 : Irwin, Steve



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 : 2221 : Isaacson, Walter



I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.
Christopher Isherwood : 2846 : Isherwood, Christopher



Life is not so bad if you have plenty of luck, a good physique and not too much imagination.
Christopher Isherwood : 3805 : Isherwood, Christopher



Beauty in music is too often confused with something that lets the ears lie back in an easy chair.
Charles Ives : 352 : Ives, Charles



Political debates are sort of like stock-car races. No one really cares who wins; they just want to see the crashes.
Molly Ivins : 4695 : Ivins, Molly



The thing about democracy ... is that it is not neat, orderly, or quiet. It requires a certain relish for confusion.
Molly Ivins : 9892 : Ivins, Molly



It's hard to argue against cynics - they always sound smarter than optimists because they have so much evidence on their side.
Molly Ivins : 9907 : Ivins, Molly



It's a damn poor mind that can think of only one way to spell a word.
Andrew Jackson : 4793 : Jackson, Andrew



Beautiful impulses are good in themselves, but we Americans are inclined to trust them too exclusively.
Elizabeth Jackson : 2168 : Jackson, Elizabeth



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 : 732 : Jackson, Glenda



I can't actually see myself putting makeup on my face at the age of sixty. But I can see myself going on a camel train to Samarkand.
Glenda Jackson : 8942 : Jackson, Glenda



I haven't seen a woman take a moral stand in a film for about twenty years.
Glenda Jackson : 11642 : Jackson, Glenda



That indescribable expression peculiar to people who hope they have not been asleep, but know they have.
Helen Hunt Jackson : 3141 : Jackson, Helen Hunt



By all these lovely tokens, September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer.
H. H. Jackson : 12574 : Jackson, Helen Hunt



Sacrifice is a form of bargaining.
Holbrook Jackson : 2656 : Jackson, Holbrook



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 : 3872 : Jackson, J. B.



Time is neutral and does not change things. With courage and initiative, leaders change things.
Jesse Jackson : 970 : Jackson, Jesse



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 : 971 : Jackson, Jesse



I hear that melting pot stuff a lot, and all I can say is that we haven't melted.
Jesse Jackson : 6079 : Jackson, Jesse



You may not be responsible for being down, but you must be responsible for getting up.
Jesse Jackson : 12110 : Jackson, Jesse



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 : 1208 : Jackson, Mahalia



I'm just a good, strong Louisiana woman who can cook rice so every grain stands by itself.
Mahalia Jackson : 1209 : Jackson, Mahalia



He's so good, blind people come to the park just to hear him pitch.
Reggie Jackson, On Tom Seaver : 1513 : Jackson, Reggie



This team, it all flows from me. I've got to keep it going. I'm the straw that stirs the drink.
Reggie Jackson : 11607 : Jackson, Reggie



Men are more often bribed by their loyalties and ambitions than money.
Robert H. Jackson : 2889 : Jackson, Robert H.



Your use of your leisure today tells me just what your tomorrow will be.
Robert H. Jackson : 12736 : Jackson, Robert H.



Music was originally discreet, seemly, simple, masculine, and of good morals. Have not the moderns rendered it lascivious beyond measure?
Jacob of Liege, 1425 : 5934 : Jacob of Liege



We learned to be chary of roads; they mean people, and commotion, and lack of peace.
Herbert Jacobs : 3205 : Jacobs, Herbert



The only performance that makes it, that really makes it, is the one that ends in madness.
Mick Jagger : 7657 : Jagger, Mick



Dylan once told Keith [Richards], "I could have written Satisfaction, but you couldn't have written Tambourine Man" - That's true, but could he sing it?
Mick Jagger, on Bob Dylan : 11501 : Jagger, Mick



When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions.
Atifete Jahjaga : 12235 : Jahjaga, Atifete



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 : 3378 : James, Alice



I make it a rule always to believe compliments implicitly for five minutes, and to simmer gently for twenty more.
Alice James : 11948 : James, Alice



The blues is my business, and business is good.
Etta James : 7750 : James, Etta



What is character but the determination of incident? What is incident but the illustration of character?
Henry James : 845 : James, Henry



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 : 3421 : James, Henry



An egg which has succeeded in being fresh has done all that can be reasonably expected of it.
Henry James : 3824 : James, Henry



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 : 4220 : James, Henry



Summer afternoon; To me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James : 7443 : James, Henry



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 : 1095 : James, Kevin



Knowledge about life is one thing; effective occupation of a place in life, with dynamic currents passing through your being, is another.
William James : 1913 : James, William



Language is the most imperfect and expansive means yet discovered for communicating thought.
William James : 1914 : James, William



To ignore, to disdain, to consider, to overlook, are the essence of the gentleman.
William James : 1915 : James, William



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 : 2669 : James, William



Men habitually use only a small part of the powers which they possess and which they might use under appropriate circumstances.
William James : 3093 : James, William



Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James : 4052 : James, William



Reading fiction is as hard to me as trying to hit a target by hurling feathers at it.
William James : 4525 : James, William



A great many people think they are thinking when they are only rearranging their prejudices.
William James : 4573 : James, William



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 : 4667 : James, William



The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.
William James : 5361 : James, William



Common sense is not sense common to everyone, but sense in common things.
William James : 5549 : James, William



I now perceive one immense omission in my psychology - the deepest principle of Human Nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James : 6302 : James, William



The prevalent fear of poverty among the educated classes is the worst moral disease from which our civilization suffers.
William James : 6320 : James, William



Metaphysics means nothing but an unusually obstinate effort to think clearly.
William James : 6462 : James, William



Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James : 7985 : James, William



A new position of responsibility will usually show a man to be a far stronger creature than was supposed.
William James : 10731 : James, William



The details vanish in the bird's-eye view, bt so does the bird's-eye view vanish in the details.
William James : 11710 : James, William



Childhood sometimes does pay a second visit to man; youth, never.
Anna Jameson : 5510 : Jameson, Anna



Avarice is to the intellect and heart, what sensuality is to the morals.
Anna Jameson : 9082 : Jameson, Anna



Increasingly, campaigns have become narcotics that blur our awareness of problems long enough to elect the lawmakers who must deal with them.
Kathleen Hall Jamieson : 8920 : Jamieson, Kathleen Hall



Once you've danced, you always dance. You can't deny the gifts that God sends your way.
Judith Jamison : 6065 : Jamison, Judith



So many people dwell on negativity, and I've survived by ignoring it: It dims your light and it's harder each time to turn the power up again.
Judith Jamison : 7236 : Jamison, Judith



Dance is bigger than the physical body. When you extend your arm, it doesn't stop at the end of your fingers, because you're dancing bigger than that, you're dancing spirit.
Judith Jamison : 8543 : Jamison, Judith



I believe that this world was set about for us to enjoy and to love and to experience and to have it all be, to a certain extent, unpredictable.
Judith Jamison : 8580 : Jamison, Judith



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 : 4929 : Jampolsky, Gerald G.



The best way to navigate through life is to give up all of our controls.
Gerald G. Jampolsky : 8722 : Jampolsky, Gerald G.



You can be right or you can be happy.
Gerald G. Jampolsky : 9124 : Jampolsky, Gerald G.



I have a problem with being nearly sixty: I keep waking up in the morning and thinking I'm thirty-one.
Elizabeth Janeway : 9724 : Janeway, Elizabeth



The man who wins may have been counted out several times, but he didn't hear the referee.
H. E. Jansen : 771 : Jansen, H. E.



Leaders create an environment which everyone has the opportunity to do work which matches his potential capability and for which an equitable differential reward is provided.
Elliott Jaques : 7851 : Jaques, Elliott



The people who live in a golden age usually go around complaining how yellow everything looks.
Randall Jarrell : 1505 : Jarrell, Randall



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 : 6574 : Jaspers, Karl



Positive thinking is the key to success in business, education, pro football, anything that you can mention. I go out there thinking that I'm going to complete every pass.
Ron Jaworski : 9613 : Jaworski, Ron



Men grow to the stature to which they are stretched when they are young.
Antony Jay : 12234 : Jay, Antony



My daddy was a minister, my grandfather was a voodoo priest, my uncle was a mason; I was raised with a lot of studies.
Wyclef Jean : 12631 : Jean, Wyclef



From space to the sky, from the sky to the hills, and the sea; this earth appears but a mote in that sunbeam by which we are conscious of one narrow streak in the abyss.
Richard Jefferies : 9267 : Jefferies, Richard



Never, never rest contented with any circle of ideas, but always be certain that a wider one is still possible.
Richard Jefferies : 10899 : Jefferies, Richard



Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Susan Jeffers : 8109 : Jeffers, Susan



Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.
Thomas Jefferson : 1777 : Jefferson, Thomas



In matters of style, swim with the current; in matters of principle, stand like a rock.
Thomas Jefferson : 1778 : Jefferson, Thomas



It behooves every man who values liberty of conscience for himself, to resist invasions of it in the case of others.
Thomas Jefferson : 1779 : Jefferson, Thomas



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 : 1780 : Jefferson, Thomas



The people are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty.
Thomas Jefferson : 1781 : Jefferson, Thomas



He who knows nothing is nearer the truth than he whose mind is filled with falsehoods and errors.
Thomas Jefferson : 1782 : Jefferson, Thomas



It is the trade of lawyers to question everything, yield nothing and talk by the hour.
Thomas Jefferson : 2204 : Jefferson, Thomas



It is my principle that the will of the majority should always prevail.
Thomas Jefferson : 2356 : Jefferson, Thomas



I'm a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson : 2848 : Jefferson, Thomas



The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive.
Thomas Jefferson : 3121 : Jefferson, Thomas



Liberty under the constitution is necessarily subject to the constraints of due process.
Thomas Jefferson : 3722 : Jefferson, Thomas



Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
Thomas Jefferson : 3831 : Jefferson, Thomas



It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson : 4035 : Jefferson, Thomas



A wise and frugal government shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned.
Thomas Jefferson : 4296 : Jefferson, Thomas



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 : 4655 : Jefferson, Thomas



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 : 5039 : Jefferson, Thomas



I like a little rebellion now and then. It's like a storm in the atmosphere.
Thomas Jefferson : 5411 : Jefferson, Thomas



A government big enough to give you everything you want is strong enough to take everything you have.
Thomas Jefferson : 6186 : Jefferson, Thomas



The most valuable of all talents is that of never using two words when one will do.
Thomas Jefferson : 6432 : Jefferson, Thomas



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 : 6612 : Jefferson, Thomas



Never fear the want of business. A man who qualifies himself well for his calling, never fails of employment.
Thomas Jefferson : 6641 : Jefferson, Thomas



Never trouble another for what you can do for yourself.
Thomas Jefferson : 6782 : Jefferson, Thomas



We in America do not have government by the majority. We have government by the majority who participate.
Thomas Jefferson : 6937 : Jefferson, Thomas



Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.
Thomas Jefferson : 7008 : Jefferson, Thomas



Never spend your money before you have it.
Thomas Jefferson : 7082 : Jefferson, Thomas



I hold it that a little rebellion, now and then, is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.
Thomas Jefferson : 7250 : Jefferson, Thomas



No man will ever carry out of the Presidency the reputation which carried him into it.
Thomas Jefferson : 7321 : Jefferson, Thomas



The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only object of good government.
Thomas Jefferson : 7605 : Jefferson, Thomas



The will of the people is the only legitimate foundation of any government, and to protect its free expression should be our first object.
Thomas Jefferson : 7894 : Jefferson, Thomas



Liberty is to the collective body, what health is to every individual body. Without health no pleasure can be tasted by man; without liberty, no happiness can be enjoyed by society.
Thomas Jefferson : 8190 : Jefferson, Thomas



We confide in our strength, without boasting of it; we respect that of others, without fearing it.
Thomas Jefferson : 8308 : Jefferson, Thomas



It is a part of the American character to consider nothing as desperate.
Thomas Jefferson : 8725 : Jefferson, Thomas



Do you want to know who you are? Don't ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you.
Thomas Jefferson : 9885 : Jefferson, Thomas



It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson : 10026 : Jefferson, Thomas



Whenever you are to do a thing, though it can never be known but to yourself, ask yourself how you would act were the whole world looking at you, and act accordingly.
Thomas Jefferson : 10380 : Jefferson, Thomas



But though an old man, I am but a young gardener.
Thomas Jefferson : 10838 : Jefferson, Thomas



The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Thomas Jefferson : 11050 : Jefferson, Thomas



I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us, that the less we use our power the greater it will be.
Thomas Jefferson : 11059 : Jefferson, Thomas



Our country is now taking so steady a course as to show by what road it will pass to destruction, to wit: by consolidation of power first, and then corruption, its necessary consequence.
Thomas Jefferson : 11483 : Jefferson, Thomas



Money, not morality, is the principle commerce of civilized nations.
Thomas Jefferson : 11653 : Jefferson, Thomas



Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; Nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson : 12165 : Jefferson, Thomas



There is a type of critic whose attitude suggests that the book he is reviewing was written by his kind permission and that the author has grossly abused the privilege.
Lambert Jeffries : 9289 : Jeffries, Lambert



The arts and sciences are avatars of human creativity.
Mae Jemison : 12202 : Jemison, Mae



Science provides an understanding of a universal experience. Arts provide a universal understanding of a personal experience.
Mae Jemison : 12210 : Jemison, Mae



Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; Never limit others because of your own limited imagination.
Mae Jemison : 12549 : Jemison, Mae



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 : 5740 : Jeni, Richard



To err is human, but when the eraser wears out ahead of the pencil, you're overdoing it.
Josh Jenkins : 3267 : Jenkins, Josh



I never have any problem getting enthusiastic with a good song and a good band.
Waylon Jennings : 12544 : Jennings, Waylon



The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
John Jensen : 4468 : Jensen, John



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 : 965 : Jerome, Jerome K.



It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome K. Jerome : 966 : Jerome, Jerome K.



The chief fault of American audiences is that they see the point before we get there, which is disconcerting.
Jerome K. Jerome : 2263 : Jerome, Jerome K.



It is so pleasant to come across people more stupid than ourselves. We love them at once for being so.
Jerome. K. Jerome : 2752 : Jerome, Jerome K.



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 : 3367 : Jerome, Jerome K.



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 : 4662 : Jerome, Jerome K.



It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome K. Jerome : 4931 : Jerome, Jerome K.



We shall never be content until each man makes his own weather and keeps it to himself.
Jerome K. Jerome : 5041 : Jerome, Jerome K.



Earth is here so kind that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest.
Douglas Jerrold : 469 : Jerrold, Douglas



Love is like the measles - all the worse when it comes late in life.
Douglas Jerrold : 3343 : Jerrold, Douglas



It is a beautiful necessity of our nature to love something.
Douglas Jerrold : 3795 : Jerrold, Douglas



Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers' gardens.
Douglas Jerrold : 12397 : Jerrold, Douglas



I just feel like i'm living my life and doing what I want to do. Sometimes people call that rebellion, especially when you're a woman.
Joan Jett : 11847 : Jett, Joan



Value is the most invincible and impalpable of ghosts, and comes and goes unthought of while the visible and dense matter remains as it was.
W. Stanley Jevons : 11887 : Jevons, W. Stanley



Did you ever see a giraffe? It is like seeing something from between the regions of truth and fiction.
Geraldine Jewsbury : 724 : Jewsbury, Geraldine



The greatest assassin of life is haste, the desire to reach things before the right time, which means overreaching them.
Juan Ramon Jimenez : 1066 : Jimenez, Juan Ramon



You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backward.
Steve Jobs : 10207 : Jobs, Steve



Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.
Steve Jobs : 10691 : Jobs, Steve



Great things in business are never done by one person. They're done by a team of people.
Steve Jobs : 12548 : Jobs, Steve



It does not make sense to hire smart people and then tell them what to do. We hire smart people to tell us what to do.
Steve Jobs : 12745 : Jobs, Steve



It's okay if you mess up. You should give yourself a break.
Billy Joel : 6790 : Joel, Billy



Historically, musicians know what it is like to be outside the norm - walking the high wire without a safety net. Our experience is not so different from those who march to the beat of different drummers.
Billy Joel : 8170 : Joel, Billy



The thing that impresses me most about Beethoven's Fifth is - da da da daa - it's fate knocking at the door. That's one of the biggest hits in history. There's no video to it; he didn't need one.
Billy Joel : 8875 : Joel, Billy



Often we have no time for our friends but all the time in the world for our enemies.
Billy Joel : 9779 : Joel, Billy



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 : 5698 : Johansen, Jake



I'm the Connie Francis of rock-and-roll.
Elton John : 9509 : John, Elton



Getting money is not all a man's business; to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Johnson : 2031 : Johnson



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 : 6592 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



So I say: Don't hold back. Don't be shy. Step forward in every way you can to plan boldly, to speak clearly, to offer the leadership which the world needs.
Lady Bird Johnson : 7869 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



It always seemed significant to me that Thomas Jefferson equated the pursuit of happiness with life and liberty itself. Men were born to be happy - just as they were born free.
Lady Bird Johnson : 8884 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



The first lady is, and always has been, an unpaid public servant elected by one person, her husband.
Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson : 10936 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



Perhaps no place in any community is so totally democratic as the town library, the only entrance requirement is interest.
Claudia "Lady Bird" Johnson : 10955 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; It is the one thing that all of us share.
Lady Bird Johnson : 12213 : Johnson, Claudia "Lady Bird"



The novelist, afraid his ideas may be foolish, slyly puts them in the mouth of a fool and reserves the right to disavow him.
Diane Johnson : 7904 : Johnson, Diane



Quotation is the highest compliment you can pay to an author.
Dr. Samuel Johnson : 478 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



It is worth a thousand pounds a year to have the habit of looking on the bright side of things.
Johnson : 1028 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The feeling of friendship is like that of being comfortably filled with roast beef.
Samuel Johnson : 1612 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 1613 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The happiest conversation is that of which nothing is distinctly remembered, but a general effect of pleasing impression.
Samuel Johnson : 1614 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 1615 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 1616 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The history of mankind is little else than a narrative of designs which have failed, and hopes that have been disappointed.
Samuel Johnson : 1617 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The two great movers of the human mind are the desire of good, and the fear of evil.
Samuel Johnson : 1618 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Treating your adversary with respect is giving him an advantage to which he is not entitled.
Samuel Johnson : 1619 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Men have been wise in very different modes, but they have always laughed the same way.
Samuel Johnson : 1620 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



We may take fancy for a companion, but must follow reason as our guide.
Samuel Johnson : 1621 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



He who does not mind his belly will hardly mind anything else.
Samuel Johnson : 1622 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Men are seldom more innocently employed than when they are honestly making money.
Samuel Johnson : 1623 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Such seems to be the disposition of man, that whatever makes a distinction produces rivalry.
Samuel Johnson : 1965 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Tomorrow is an old deceiver, and his cheat never grows stale.
Samuel Johnson : 2093 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 2407 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Greece appears to me to be the fountain of knowledge; Rome of elegance.
Samuel Johnson : 2874 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Samuel Johnson : 3103 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Some desire is necessary to keep life in motion, and he whose real wants are supplied must admit those of fancy.
Samuel Johnson : 3134 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Every man has a lurking wish to appear considerable in his native place.
Samuel Johnson : 3595 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



You never find people laboring to convince you that you may live very happily upon a plentiful fortune.
Samuel Johnson : 3924 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The true genius is a mind of large general powers, accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Samuel Johnson : 3981 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Every man wishes to be wise, and they who cannot be wise are almost always cunning.
Samuel Johnson : 4060 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 4157 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 4183 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



I am always sorry when any language is lost, because languages are the pedigree of nations.
Samuel Johnson : 4267 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Oats: A grain which in England is generally given to horses, but in Scotland supports the people.
Samuel Johnson : 4317 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 4622 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



My dear friend, clear your mind of cant. You may talk as other people do, but don't think foolishly.
Samuel Johnson : 4767 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Hope is itself a species of happiness, and perhaps the chief happiness which this world affords.
Samuel Johnson : 5016 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Friendship, like love, is destroyed by long absence, though it may be increased by short intermissions.
Samuel Johnson : 5244 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



To cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.
Samuel Johnson : 5319 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



I never take a nap after dinner but when I have had a bad night, and then the nap takes me.
Samuel Johnson : 5447 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



A blade of grass is always a blade of grass. Men and women are my subjects of inquiry.
Samuel Johnson : 5452 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The chains of habit are too weak to be felt until they are too strong to be broken.
Samuel Johnson : 6236 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Whatever is universally necessary has been granted to mankind on easy terms.
Samuel Johnson : 6461 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Samuel Johnson : 6505 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



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 : 6579 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson : 6651 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Man's chief merit consists in resisting the impulses of his nature.
Samuel Johnson : 6755 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



You become successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
Samuel Johnson : 7134 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Fly-fishing may be a very pleasant amusement; but angling or float-fishing I can only compare to a stick and a string, with a worm at one end and a fool at the other.
Samuel Johnson : 7532 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped.
Samuel Johnson : 7629 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



All argument is against it; but all belief is for it.
Samuel Johnson, on the existence of ghosts : 7666 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Samuel Johnson : 7700 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The utmost excellence at which humanity can arrive is a constant and determinate pursuit of justice, without regard to present dangers or advantages; a continual reference of every action to the divine will.
Samuel Johnson : 7817 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



No man is much pleased with a companion who does not increase, in some respect, his fondness of himself.
Samuel Johnson : 7973 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Envy feels not its own happiness but when it may be compared with the misery of others.
Samuel Johnson : 8329 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Almost all absurdity of conduct arises from the imitation of those whom we cannot resemble.
Samuel Johnson : 8432 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



A horse that can count to ten is a remarkable horse, not a remarkable mathematician.
Samuel Johnson : 8477 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



We are inclined to believe those whom we do not know because they have never deceived us.
Samuel Johnson : 9030 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Criticism, as it was first instituted by Aristotle, was meant as a standard of judging well.
Samuel Johnson : 9750 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



A man who has not been in Italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not having seen what it is expected a man should see. The grand object of traveling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean.
Samuel Johnson : 9932 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



He that reads and grows no wiser seldom suspects his own deficiency, but complains of hard words and obscure sentences, and asks why books are written which cannot be understood.
Samuel Johnson : 10368 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



To act from pure benevolence is not possible for finite beings. Human benevolence is mingled with vanity, interest, or some other motive.
Samuel Johnson : 10677 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The two most engaging powers of an author are, to make new things familiar and familiar things new.
Samuel Johnson : 11004 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



A decent provision for the poor is the true test of civilization.
Samuel Johnson : 11773 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



Justice is my being allowed to do whatever I like. Injustice is whatever prevents my doing so.
Samuel Johnson : 11972 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
Samuel Johnson : 12212 : Johnson, Dr. Samuel



The closed mind, if closed long enough, can be opened by nothing short of dynamite.
Gerald White Johnson : 2384 : Johnson, Gerald White



Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
Gerald White Johnson : 6050 : Johnson, Gerald White



The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
Jimmy Johnson : 12192 : Johnson, Jimmy



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 : 3081 : Johnson, Lionel



Reporters are puppets. They simply respond to the pull of the most powerful strings.
Lyndon Johnson : 1996 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



And each of us, in the span of time, has really only a moment among our companions.
Lyndon Baines Johnson : 3846 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



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 : 3907 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



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 : 4485 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



There can no longer be anyone too poor to vote.
Lyndon Baines Johnson : 4938 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



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 : 5153 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



The world's wealthiest nation can never be satisfied until we are the world's healthiest.
Lyndon B. Johnson : 5310 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



A President's hardest task is not to do what is right, but to know what is right.
Lyndon B. Johnson : 6439 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



I am a free man, an American, a United States Senator, and a Democrat, in that order.
Lyndon Baines Johnson : 8001 : Johnson, Lyndon Baines



It used to be that people needed products to survive. Now products need people to survive.
Nicholas Johnson : 4334 : Johnson, Nicholas



The man who called it "near beer" was a bad judge of distance.
Philander Johnson : 5133 : Johnson, Philander



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 : 5880 : Johnson, Rheta Grimsley



Asking your neighbors to tweet the "news" is not unlike asking your cocker spaniel to buy groceries.
Rheta Grimsley Johnson : 9539 : Johnson, Rheta Grimsley



The sea is our savings account of inspiration and well-being, and we draw from it only on special occasions.
Rheta Grimsley Johnson : 11079 : Johnson, Rheta Grimsley



We must remember that one determined person can make a significant difference, and that a small group of determined people can change the course of history.
Sonia Johnson : 8566 : Johnson, Sonia



All along, one of my major complaints was his absence from home, and even worse, his absence when he was home.
Sonia Johnson : 9391 : Johnson, Sonia



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 : 4195 : Johnson, Steve



Hold your head and your standards high even as people or circumstances try to pull you down.
Tory Johnson : 12436 : Johnson, Tory



An apology is the super-glue of life. It can repair just about anything.
Lynn Johnston : 4382 : Johnston, Lynn



Without pain, there would ye no suffering, without suffering we would never learn from our mistakes.
Angelina Jolie : 11805 : Jolie, Angelina



If you don't get out of the box you've been raised in, you won't understand how much bigger the world is.
Angelina Jolie : 12439 : Jolie, Angelina



Why can't life's problems hit us when we're seventeen and know everything?
A. C. Jolly : 5119 : Jolly, A. C.



With four perfectionists in the band, we have a hard time reaching perfection.
Adam Jones : 12703 : Jones, Adam



Every human, we all have different genetic backgrounds, we all have lived separate lives. But our genomes are greater than 99 percent similar.
Allan Jones : 10674 : Jones, Allan



Competitive golf is played mainly on a five-and-a-half inch course, the space between your ears.
Bobby Jones : 276 : Jones, Bobby



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 : 4606 : Jones, Eli Stanley



We grow small trying to be great.
Eli Stanley Jones : 8784 : Jones, Eli Stanley



Man's chief enemy is his own unruly nature and the dark forces pent up within him.
Ernest Jones : 6453 : Jones, Ernest



Nothing makes you more tolerant of a neighbor's noisy party than being there.
Franklin P. Jones : 2024 : Jones, Franklin P.



Anybody who profits from the experience of others probably writes biographies.
Franklin P. Jones : 2490 : Jones, Franklin P.



It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
Franklin P. Jones : 4369 : Jones, Franklin P.



The trouble with jogging is that by the time you realize you're not in shape for it, it's too far to walk back.
Franklin Jones : 7609 : Jones, Franklin P.



A fanatic is one who sticks to his guns, whether they're loaded or not.
Franklin P. Jones : 8046 : Jones, Franklin P.



Make a better lawn, and the world will beat a path across it to your door.
Franklin P. Jones : 8718 : Jones, Franklin P.



Everybody should have a hobby, even if it's only avoiding people who want to talk about theirs.
Franklin P. Jones : 9735 : Jones, Franklin P.



The most fortunate thing about small boys is that they are washable.
Franklin P. Jones : 9800 : Jones, Franklin P.



What elderly workers need in this country is a choice between retirement and something they can afford.
Franklin P. Jones : 10059 : Jones, Franklin P.



Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
Franklin P. Jones : 10729 : Jones, Franklin P.



You are what you eat. For example, if you eat garlic you're apt to be a hermit.
Franklin P. Jones : 11309 : Jones, Franklin P.



Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
Franklin P. Jones : 11403 : Jones, Franklin P.



Children are unpredictable. You never know what inconsistency they're going to catch you in next.
Franklin P. Jones : 11595 : Jones, Franklin P.



Ours is the age which is proud of machines that think and suspicious of men who try to.
Howard Mumford Jones : 9416 : Jones, Howard Mumford



When a gambler walks around his chair to change his luck he is marking out a circle to keep out the evil spirits, and when he blows on the dice he is symbolically blowing life into a dying object.
J. Philip Jones : 7498 : Jones, J. Philip



I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not sail fast; For I intend to go in harm's way.
John Paul Jones : 12456 : Jones, John Paul



Logic hasn't wholly dispelled the society of witches and prophets and sorcerers and soothsayers.
Raymond Jones : 4822 : Jones, Raymond



The greatest discovery is that man can alter his life by altering his attitude.
William Jones : 1916 : Jones, William



Every country gets the circus it deserves. Spain gets bullfights. Italy gets the catholic church. America gets Hollywood.
Erica Jong : 571 : Jong, Erica



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 : 572 : Jong, Erica



She ate lots of chocolate but never got fat - a sure sign of demonic possession.
Erica Jong : 573 : Jong, Erica



Bigamy is having one husband too many. Monogamy is the same.
Erica Jong : 2105 : Jong, Erica



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 : 2191 : Jong, Erica



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 : 3419 : Jong, Erica



Your morals are like roads through the Alps. They make these hairpin turns all the time.
Erica Jong : 6089 : Jong, Erica



In a bad marriage, friends are the invisible glue. If we have enough friends, we may go on for years, intending to leave, talking about leaving - instead of actually getting up and leaving.
Erica Jong : 8532 : Jong, Erica



You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing, no one to blame.
Erica Jong : 12088 : Jong, Erica



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 : 225 : Jonson, Ben



The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly.
Ben Jonson : 226 : Jonson, Ben



We make ourselves slaves to our pleasures, and we serve fame and ambition; which is an equal slavery.
Ben Jonson : 2782 : Jonson, Ben



There is no sound but shall find some lovers, as the bitterest confections are grateful to some palates.
Ben Jonson : 6671 : Jonson, Ben



Of all wild beasts, preserve me from a tyrant; and of all tame, a flatterer.
Ben Jonson : 9452 : Jonson, Ben



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 : 5150 : Joplin, Janis



You can fill your life up with ideas and still go home lonely. All you really have that really matters are feelings.
Janis Joplin : 12166 : Joplin, Janis



What the people want is very simple. They want an America as good as its promise.
Barbara Jordan : 6219 : Jordan, Barbara



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 : 6894 : Jordan, Barbara



The world turns aside to let any man pass who knows where he is going.
D. S. Jordan : 3727 : Jordan, David Starr



Wisdom is knowing what to do next, skill is knowing how to do it, and virtue is doing it.
David Starr Jordan : 7999 : Jordan, David Starr



I don't do things half-heartedly. because I know if I do, then I can expect half-hearted results.
Michael Jordan : 5896 : Jordan, Michael



Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
Michael Jordan : 6104 : Jordan, Michael



I've always believed that if you put in the work, the results will come.
Michael Jordan : 6837 : Jordan, Michael



The word "retire" means you can do anything you want. I'm not going to close the door on it. I will never say never. I don't close the door to any possibilities.
Michael Jordan : 8903 : Jordan, Michael



The game is my wife. It demands loyalty and responsibility, and it gives me back fulfillment and peace.
Michael Jordan : 10939 : Jordan, Michael



I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.
Michael Jordan : 10962 : Jordan, Michael



I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I can't accept not trying.
Michael Jordan : 11030 : Jordan, Michael



Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being.
Morris Joseph : 1323 : Joseph, Morris



Whatever makes for dealing with others exhilarates; whatever makes for dealing with oneself depresses.
Joseph Joubert : 1047 : Joubert, Joseph



A maxim is the exact and noble expression of an important and unquestionable truth.
Joseph Joubert : 5464 : Joubert, Joseph



To teach is to learn twice.
Joseph Joubert : 7737 : Joubert, Joseph



The soul has a taste for goodness, just as the body has an appetite for pleasure.
Joseph Joubert : 8028 : Joubert, Joseph



Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
Joseph Joubert : 8734 : Joubert, Joseph



Children need models rather than critics.
Joseph Joubert, in "Persees" : 8768 : Joubert, Joseph



He who has imagination without learning has wings but no feet.
Joseph Joubert : 10967 : Joubert, Joseph



A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves.
Bertrand de Jouvenel : 8476 : Jouvenel, Bertrand de



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 : 928 : Joyce, James



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 : 929 : Joyce, James



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 : 6313 : Joyce, James



A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.
James Joyce : 6680 : Joyce, James



Christopher Columbus, as everyone knows, is honored by posterity because he was the last to discover America.
James Joyce : 7958 : Joyce, James



Well, Jim, I haven't read any of your books but I'll have to someday because they must be good considering how well they sell.
Nora Joyce, to her husband James Joyce : 10659 : Joyce, Nora



It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret.
Jackie Joyner-Kersee : 12333 : Joyner-Kersee, Jackie



Among individuals as among nations, the respect to other people's rights is peace.
Benito Juarez : 6857 : Juarez, Benito



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 : 302 : Jung, Carl Gustav



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 : 311 : Jung, Carl Gustav



If one does not understand a person, one tends to regard him as a fool.
Carl Jung : 2089 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
C. G. Jung : 2807 : Jung, Carl Gustav



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 : 3880 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Often the hands will solve a mystery that the intellect has struggled with in vain.
Carl Jung : 4805 : Jung, Carl Gustav



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 : 5583 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Jung : 6445 : Jung, Carl Gustav



The wise man who is not heeded is counted a fool, and the fool who proclaims the general folly first and loudest passes for a prophet.
Carl Jung : 7252 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
Carl Jung : 7439 : Jung, Carl Gustav



The wine of youth does not always clear with advancing years; sometimes it grows turbid.
Carl Jung : 9433 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.
Carl Jung : 9888 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people.
Carl Jung : 10614 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Warmth is the vital element for the growing plant and for the soul of the child.
Carl Jung : 10871 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Loneliness does not come from having no people about one, but from being unable to communicate the things that seem important to oneself, or from holding certain views which others find inadmissible.
Carl Gustav Jung : 11154 : Jung, Carl Gustav



Great talents are the most lovely and often the most dangerous fruits on the tree of humanity. They hang upon the most slender twigs that are easily snapped off.
C. G. Jung : 11506 : Jung, Carl Gustav



A special ability means a heavy expenditure of energy in a particular direction with a consequent drain from some other side of life.
Carl Jung : 11916 : Jung, Carl Gustav



How much easier it is to be generous than just! Men are sometimes bountiful who are not honest.
Junius : 1074 : Junius



All despotism is bad; but the worst is that which works with the machinery of freedom.
Junius : 2032 : Junius



You can swim all day in the Sea of Knowledge and still come out completely dry. Most people do.
Norton Juster : 4018 : Juster, Norton



Well, since you got here by not thinking, it seems reasonable to expect that, in order to get out, you must start thinking.
Norton Juster : 9163 : Juster, Norton



Justice is the firm and continuous desire to render to everyone that which is his due.
Justinian : 5343 : Justinian



The precepts of the law are these: to live honestly, to injure no one, and to give everyone his due.
Justinian I : 2606 : Justinian I



Avarice increases with the increasing pile of gold.
Juvenal : 2116 : Juvenal



It is sheer madness to live in want in order to be wealthy when you die.
Juvenal : 2591 : Juvenal



Let nothing foul to either eye or ear reach those doors within which dwells a boy.
Juvenal : 5265 : Juvenal



Meryl Streep just about always seems miscast. She makes a career out of seeming to overcome being miscast.
Pauline Kael : 6662 : Kael, Pauline



Good movies make you care, make you believe in possibilities again.
Pauline Kael : 7696 : Kael, Pauline



The words "Kiss Kiss Bang Bang," which I saw on an Italian movie poster, are perhaps the briefest statement imaginable of the basic appeal of movies.
Pauline Kael : 8923 : Kael, Pauline



Quietness is indeed a sign of strength. But quietness may also help one to achieve strength.
Franz Kafka : 629 : Kafka, Franz



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 : 3124 : Kafka, Franz



You can hold back from the suffering of the world, you have free permission to do so, and it is in accordance with your nature, but perhaps this very holding back is the one suffering you could have avoided.
Franz Kafka : 8519 : Kafka, Franz



A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.
Franz Kafka : 8814 : Kafka, Franz



Accident is the name one gives to the coincidence of events, of which one does not know the causation. Accidents only exist in our heads, in our limited perceptions.
Franz Kafka : 9295 : Kafka, Franz



Youth is happy because it has the ability to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.
Franz Kafka : 10718 : Kafka, Franz



So long as you have food in your mouth, you have solved all questions for the time being.
Franz Kafka : 12136 : Kafka, Franz



I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
Frida Kahlo : 12682 : Kahlo, Frida



Actually, I hold a degree in speech therapy. I was going to get my doctorate, but acting got in the way. Pity, I always thought I'd like to do something dignified.
Madeline Kahn : 9636 : Kahn, Madeline



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 : 3900 : Kahn, Roger



Boxing is smoky halls and kidneys battered until they bleed.
Roger Kahn : 7780 : Kahn, Roger



Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
Henry Kaiser : 6161 : Kaiser, Henry J.



When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
Henry J. Kaiser : 9197 : Kaiser, Henry J.



Look well to this day, for it is life, the very life of life. In it lies all the realities and verities of existence: the bliss of growth, the glory of action, splendor of beauty. For yesterday is but a dream, and tomorrow only a vision. But today well li
Kalidasa : 9526 : Kalidasa



The Democratic faith is that every human being born is born to live like a gentleman of leisure.
H. M. Kallen : 2206 : Kallen, H. M.



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 : 6010 : Kallen, Lucille



Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art.
Carson Kanin : 10556 : Kanin, Carson



Two things fill my mind with ever-increasing wonder and awe: the starry skies above me and the moral law within me.
Immanuel Kant : 3129 : Kant, Immanuel



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 : 4625 : Kant, Immanuel



One is not rich by what one owns but more by what one is able to do without with dignity.
Immanuel Kant : 5479 : Kant, Immanuel



From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned.
Immanuel Kant : 6430 : Kant, Immanuel



We cannot divide ourselves between right and expedience. Policy must bow the knee before morality.
Immanuel Kant : 8667 : Kant, Immanuel



Out of the crooked timber of humanity no straight thing can ever be made.
Immanuel Kant : 9076 : Kant, Immanuel



The difference between no money and a small amount is much greater than that of a small amount and a vast amount.
Kaplan : 3758 : Kaplan



Men sometimes seem more ready to accept women as brain surgeons than as athletes.
Janice Kaplan : 2838 : Kaplan, Janice



Children, even infants, are capable of sympathy. But only after adolescence are we capable of compassion.
Louise J. Kaplan : 9301 : Kaplan, Louise J.



Without ice cream, there is darkness and chaos.
Don Kardong : 3631 : Kardong, Don



My attitude is never to be satisfied, never enough, never.
Bela Karolyi : 8755 : Karolyi, Bela



Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr : 77 : Karr, Alphonse



The more things change, the more they are the same.
Alphonse Karr : 2643 : Karr, Alphonse



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 : 57 : Karras, Alex



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 : 4187 : Karstens, Lindley



Beauty I have learned from the ugly, charity from the unkind, and peace from the turmoil of the world.
Frederick Ward Kates : 10050 : Kates, Frederick Ward



You move totally away from reality when you believe that there is a legitimate reason to suffer.
Byron Katie : 11852 : Katie, Byron



I don't do drugs anymore 'cause I find I get the same effect just by standing up really fast.
Johnathan Katz : 5738 : Katz, Johnathan



Learning to deal with setbacks, and maintaining the persistence and optimism necessary for childhood's long road to mastery are the real foundations of lasting self-esteem.
Lilian Katz : 9620 : Katz, Lilian



He's very superstitious. He thinks it's unlucky to walk under a black cat.
Max Kauffmann : 1288 : Kauffmann, Max



Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint you can on it.
Danny Kaye : 9450 : Kaye, Danny



She had hard gray hair pressed into waves that grasped her scalp like a migraine.
Susanna Kaysen : 6075 : Kaysen, Susanna



Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
Nikos Kazantzakis : 11830 : Kazantzakis, Nikos



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 : 67 : Kazin, Alfred



A hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away.
Bil Keane : 4415 : Keane, Bil



In the race for quality, there is no finish line.
David Kearns : 9838 : Kearns, David



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 : 3075 : Keats, John



Philosophy will clip an angel's wings.
John Keats : 4143 : Keats, John



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 : 4198 : Keats, John



You are always new, the last of your kisses was ever the sweetest.
John Keats : 9589 : Keats, John



Once in a while it really hits people that they don't have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.
Alan Keightley : 7934 : Keightley, Alan



Brilliance is like four-wheel drive: it enables a person to get stuck in even more remote places.
Garrison Keillor : 671 : Keillor, Garrison



Years ago, manhood was an opportunity for achievement, and now it is a problem to be overcome.
Garrison Keillor : 672 : Keillor, Garrison



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 : 2950 : Keillor, Garrison



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 : 3886 : Keillor, Garrison



The highlight of my childhood was making my brother laugh so hard that food came out his nose.
Garrison Keillor : 3999 : Keillor, Garrison



I believe in looking reality straight in the eye and denying it.
Garrison Keillor : 5129 : Keillor, Garrison



A lovely thing about Christmas is that it's compulsory, like a thunderstorm, and we all go through it together.
Garrison Keillor : 7283 : Keillor, Garrison



Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a purpose.
Garrison Keillor : 9141 : Keillor, Garrison



I am a great believer in planting things for future generations. I loathe the now culture where you just live for today.
Penelope Keith : 12576 : Keith, Penelope



There's really only one song in the whole wide world, and Adam and Eve hummed it to each other, and everything else is a variation on it in one form or another.
Keith Richards : 11870 : Keith, Richards



We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.
Helen Keller : 812 : Keller, Helen



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 : 2571 : Keller, Helen



We can do anything we want to do if we stick to it long enough.
Helen Keller : 3318 : Keller, Helen



Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadow.
Helen Keller : 4536 : Keller, Helen



Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Keller : 5058 : Keller, Helen



It is not possible for civilization to flow backwards while there is youth in the world.
Helen Keller : 5502 : Keller, Helen



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 : 5578 : Keller, Helen



The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even heard. They must be felt with the heart.
Helen Keller : 5889 : Keller, Helen



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 : 6189 : Keller, Helen



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 : 6300 : Keller, Helen



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 : 6623 : Keller, Helen



People do not like to think. If one thinks, one must reach conclusions. Conclusions are not always pleasant.
Helen Keller : 6660 : Keller, Helen



Never bend your head. Hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.
Helen Keller : 6750 : Keller, Helen



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 : 6939 : Keller, Helen



Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.
Helen Keller : 7488 : Keller, Helen



It is for us to pray not for tasks equal to our powers, but for powers equal to our tasks, to go forward with a great desire forever beating at the door of our hearts as we travel toward our distant goal.
Helen Keller : 8167 : Keller, Helen



The world has moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
Helen Keller : 9353 : Keller, Helen



Love is like a beautiful flower which I may not touch, but whose fragrance makes the garden a place of delight just the same.
Helen Keller : 9685 : Keller, Helen



How I wish that mankind would take the sunrise for their slogan and leave the shadows of the sunset behind them.
Helen Keller : 10597 : Keller, Helen



The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.
Helen Keller : 11855 : Keller, Helen



Bright lights cast dark shadows when shone from only one direction.
David Kelley : 8744 : Kelley, David



Remember the difference between a boss and a leader: A boss says "Go!"; A leader says "Let's go!"
E. M. Kelly : 11857 : Kelly, E. M.



Now it's time for us to claim ownership, to own a piece of the American rock.
Sharon Pratt Kelly : 6076 : Kelly, Sharon Pratt



Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.
Vista M. Kelly : 1834 : Kelly, Vista M.



Advertising is the lubricant for the free-enterprise system.
Leo Arthur Kelmenson : 10127 : Kelmenson, Leo Arthur



Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.
Lord Kelvin (President of the Royal Society, 1895) : 5672 : Kelvin, Lord



Quotes are nothing but inspiration for the uninspired.
Richard Kemph : 10835 : Kemph, Richard



For a small reward a man will hurry away on a long journey, while for eternal life many will hardly take a single step.
Thomas A. Kempis : 10445 : Kempis, Thomas A.



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 : 3087 : Kempton, Murray



It is hard to fight an enemy who has outposts in your head.
Sally Kempton : 8076 : Kempton, Sally



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 : 318 : Kenmore, Carolyn



You have to have the kind of body that doesn't need a girdle in order to get to pose in one.
Carolyn Kenmore : 9744 : Kenmore, Carolyn



Violence is an admission that one's ideas and goals cannot prevail on their own merits.
Edward M. Kennedy : 9199 : Kennedy, Edward M.



Frankly, I don't mind not being president. I just mind that someone else is.
Edward M. Kennedy : 9783 : Kennedy, Edward M.



It's a dream about America, what it means and what it can become, a place where we look to the Stars and explore the heavens, but never turn aside from those in need, in the forgotten corners of our country.
Edward M. Kennedy : 10339 : Kennedy, Edward M.



There are so many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all.
Jackie Kennedy : 10933 : Kennedy, Jackie



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 : 997 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



The unity of freedom has never relied on uniformity of opinion.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy : 998 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside.
John F. Kennedy : 3269 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.
John F. Kennedy : 5036 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



There are risks and costs to action, but they are far less than the long-range risks of comfortable inaction.
John F. Kennedy : 5884 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



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 : 5926 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



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 : 6251 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



If we cannot end our differences, at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John F. Kennedy : 6412 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



Our problems are man-made, therefore they may be solved by man. No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.
John F. Kennedy : 6619 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.
John F. Kennedy : 6700 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



We must use time as a tool, not as a crutch.
John F. Kennedy : 6803 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



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 : 6940 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



We set sail on this new sea because there is knowledge to be gained.
John F. Kennedy : 7039 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



The function and responsibility of the President is to set before the American people the unfinished business, the things we must do if we are going to succeed as a nation.
John F. Kennedy : 7852 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



The problems of the world cannot possibly be solved by skeptics or cynics whose horizons are limited by the obvious realities. We need men who can dream of things that never were.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy : 8183 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer.
John F. Kennedy : 9881 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



I am proud of the revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought; the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state but the hands of God.
John F. Kennedy : 10641 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch - we are going back from whence we came.
John F. Kennedy : 11057 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.
John F. Kennedy : 11462 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
John F. Kennedy : 12044 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



We must find time to stop and thank the people who make a difference in our lives.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy : 12104 : Kennedy, John Fitzgerald



He may be President, but he still comes home and swipes my socks.
Joseph P. Kennedy : 8369 : Kennedy, Joseph P.



The informality of family life is a blessed condition that allows us to become our best while looking our worst.
Marge Kennedy : 12346 : Kennedy, Marge



It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
Marilyn Kennedy : 11950 : Kennedy, Marilyn



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 : 4170 : Kennedy, Mark



About one-fifth of the people are against everything all the time.
Robert F. Kennedy : 1542 : Kennedy, Robert F.



Progress is a nice word, but change is its motivator and change has its enemies.
Robert F. Kennedy : 2077 : Kennedy, Robert F.



What is objectionable, what is dangerous about extremists is not that they are extreme but that they are intolerant.
Robert Kennedy : 2371 : Kennedy, Robert F.



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 : 3450 : Kennedy, Robert F.



Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
Robert F. Kennedy : 9858 : Kennedy, Robert F.



Yet many of the world's great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man.
Robert F. Kennedy : 12463 : Kennedy, Robert F.



I'm like old wine. They don't bring me out very often - but i'm well preserved.
Rose Kennedy : 12211 : Kennedy, Rose



I approach everything in my life the same way; if it feels right, I know it.
Kenny G : 9922 : Kenny G



I've learned that you simply can't control those bad vibes.
Kenny G : 10200 : Kenny G



I think everybody has to kind of decide what the word "jazz" means to them, and that's fine.
Kenny G : 10216 : Kenny G



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 : 1029 : Kenyatta, Jomo



There are two literary maladies - writer's cramp and swelled head. The worst of writer's cramp is that it is never cured; the worst of swelled head is that it never kills.
Coulson Kernahan : 10373 : Kernahan, Coulson



In the electronic age, books, words, and reading are not likely to remain sufficiently authoritative and central to knowledge to justify literature.
Alvin Kernan : 11523 : Kernan, Alvin



All human beings are also dream beings. Dreaming ties all mankind together.
Jack Kerouac : 10595 : Kerouac, Jack



Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.
Jack Kerouac : 11027 : Kerouac, Jack



It is not my fault that certain so-called Bohemian elements have found in my writings something to hang their peculiar beatnik theories on.
Jack Kerouac : 11534 : Kerouac, Jack



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 : 953 : Kerr, Jean



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 : 954 : Kerr, Jean



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 : 2353 : Kerr, Jean



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 : 4169 : Kerr, Jean



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 : 6041 : Kerr, Jean



The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
Jean Kerr : 6559 : Kerr, Jean



I feel about airplanes the way I feel about diets. It seems to me that they are wonderful things for other people to go on.
Jean Kerr : 7272 : Kerr, Jean



I think success has no rules, but you can learn a lot from failure.
Jean Kerr : 7364 : Kerr, Jean



Now the thing about having a baby - and I can't be the first person to have noticed this - is that thereafter you have it.
Jean Kerr : 7599 : Kerr, Jean



You don't lead by pointing a finger and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case.
Ken Kesey : 9700 : Kesey, Ken



The trouble with superheroes is what to do between phone booths.
Ken Kesey : 10594 : Kesey, Ken



If you want to kill any idea in the world today, get a committee working on it.
C. F. Kettering : 301 : K