There is only one religion, the religion of Love;
There is only one language, the language of the Heart;
There is only one caste, the caste of Humanity;
There is only one law, the law of Karma;
There is only one God, He is Omnipresent.
- Sai Baba

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
- Sai Baba

Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.
- Sai Baba

Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of the heart.
- Sai Baba

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
- Lauren Bacall

To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
- John Bach

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
- Richard Bach

A tiny change today brings us to a dramatically different tomorrow. There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years.
- Richard Bach

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
- Richard Bach

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is completed. If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

We look at some people as if they were special, gifted, divine. Nobody is special and gifted and divine. No more than you are, no more than I am. The only difference, the very only one, is that they have begun to understand what they really are and have begun to practice it.
- Richard Bach

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

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

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

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
- Gaston Bachelard

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon

There are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely by reasoning and experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the mind may rest on the intuition of truth, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
- Roger Bacon

Star You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
- Joan Baez

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.
- James Montgomery Bailey

We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our affects on others.
- Pearl Bailey

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- Pearl Bailey

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you - if you don't repeat it.
- Pearl Bailey

The worst men often give the best advice.
- P. J. Bailey

People think if they were rich they would contribute to charities. My experience has been if you don't start giving away your money when you have very little, you won't do it when you get a lot.
- Robert Bainum

Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature.
- Jean Baitaillon

The great trouble with most men is that those who have been educated become uneducated just as soon as they stop inquiring and investigating life and its problems for themselves.
- Newton Diehl Baker

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
- Russell Baker

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.
- Vernon Baker

To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.
- Christina Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
- James Baldwin

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

The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
- James Baldwin

The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
- James Baldwin

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
- James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
- James Baldwin

The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did--which was to hide.
- James Baldwin

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
- James Baldwin

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
- James Baldwin

Think not to settle down for ever in any truth. Make use of it as a tent in which to pass a summer's night but build no house of it, or it will be your tomb. When you first have an inkling of its insufficiency and begin to see a dim counter-truth looming up beyond, then weep not, but give thanks. It is time to take up your bed and walk.
- A. J. Balfour

There will always be a sacrifice required for results. It is the early bird who gives up sleeping in to get the worm. To get what you want, right on the heels of deciding what that is, you must also decide what you will do in exchange for the results you desire.
- James R. Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
- Lucille Ball

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

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
- J. G. Ballard

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.
- M. Russell Ballard

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore De Balzac

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
- Honore De Balzac

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.
- George Bancroft

Star If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
- Malcolm Bane

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

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep you eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!
- Dr. Murray Banks

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.
- Russell Banks

I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
- Tyra Banks

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
- Frederick G. Banting

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
- William Barclay

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money.
- Judith M. Bardwick

I've always tried to do my best on the ball field. I can't do any more than that. I always try to give one hundred percent; and if my team loses, I come back and give one hundred percent the next day.
- Jesse Barfield

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. Vision with action can change the world. A true leader must first see an idea as opportunity, then choose to act upon it.
- Joel Barker

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
- Clive Barnes

Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
- Julian Barnes

Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
- P.T. Barnum

Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.
- Roseanne Barr

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie

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

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
- Dave Barry

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
- Dave Barry

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
- Dave Barry

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter.
- Dave Barry

Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you're told.
- Dave Barry

What Women Want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.
- Dave Barry

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the United States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the 9 millimeter bullet.
- Dave Barry

Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist.
- Matt Barry

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizons. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about--the more you have left when anything happens.
- Ethel Barrymore

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.
- John Barrymore

A man must properly pay the fiddler. In my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra had to be subsidized.
- John Barrymore

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
- John Barrymore

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - I am tempted to think there are no little things.
- Bruce Barton

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

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton

The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.
- Jacques Barzun

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

Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea keeps them whole.
- Jacques Barzun

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought.
- Basho

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Basil

It is easier to show the disorder that must accompany reform than the order that should follow it.
- Frederic Bastiat

In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.
- Frederic Bastiat

The mind never fully accepts any convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts.
- Frederic Bastiat

The plans differ; the planners are all alike...
- Frederic Bastiat

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
- Georges Bataille

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
- Georges Bataille

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
- Marston Bates

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise.
- Jean Baudrillard

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
- Jean Baudrillard

Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.
- Jean Baudrillard

The foundation of excellence lies in self-control.
- H.L. Baugher

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.
- J. Sidlow Baxter

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Bayly

Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.
- Louise Beal

Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their Craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.
- Jessie Tarbox Beals

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.
- Mary Beard

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Sir Cecil Beaton

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

...The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think-rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
- James Beattle

He is not rich that possesses much, but he that covets no more; and he is not poor that enjoys little, but he that wants too much.
- Francis Beaumont

To enjoy the world without judgment is what a realized life is like.
- Charlotte Joko Beck

We all are born mad. Some remain so.
- Samuel Beckett

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Don't tell God about your big problems, tell your problems about your big God.
- Rev. Michael Beckwith

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
- Brandan Behan

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
- Brandan Behan

Some people get lost in thought because it is such unfamiliar territory.
- G. Behn

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- Hada Bejar

What's wrong with criticism? What's wrong with the voice of dissent? What's wrong with another point of view? That's what America is built on. And I want to tell you something -- the minute we lose that right and that capacity to do that, we've lost our soul as a nation.
- Harry Belafonte

Man the perpetual parasite of the planet earth, whose greed is only satisfied upon realisation he is TOO LATE!"
- Andrew Belk

We are all floating in a plastic sea!
- Andrew Belk

When one door closes another door opens; but we 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

Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.
- James F. Bell

The theory of evolution must be considered as a scientific theory, as theory, that is, proposed to explain or systemize a set of facts, and that no one has any claim to be considered as a serious rival to Darwin in the "discovery" of this theory who did not conduct his evolutionary studies upon a reasonably wide basis of facts. To have ideas, apercus, is not enough, and it is the overevalutation of such clever but uncontrolled guesses which is apt to produce the ludicrous fallacy of combination, in which fragments of the final theory are collected from widely scattered sources and are combined in such a way as to impugn the originality of him who was the first to see how such a synthesis was possible.
- P.R. Bell

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
- Robert Charles Benchley

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedence, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Charles Benchley

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world: those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not.
- Robert Charles Benchley

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
- Robert Charles Benchley

I wouldn't trust a bank that would lend money to such a poor risk as me.
- Robert Charles Benchley

Life is a meadow and your happiness depends upon which flower you pick.
- Erik Bender

Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.
- Sue Bender

The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.
- Ruth Benedict

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
- Stephen Vincent Benét

With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.
- Pat Benetar

Eagles may soar, free and proud, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.
- John Benfield

Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure prediction fits us perfectly. The happiness of the next twenty-four hours depends on our ability, on waking, to pick it up.
- Walter Benjamin

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.
- James G. Bennet

So boring you fall asleep halfway through her name.
- Alan Bennett

Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
- Arnold Bennett

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
- Arnold Bennett

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
- Thomas A. Bennett

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William John Bennett

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
- Arthur Christopher Benson

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
- Arthur Christopher Benson

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
- Edward F. Benson

Some people need to fill their lives with explanations, and they don't care if they are true of not - religions, being the MAJOR example!
- Pontus Berg

Hard work never killed anybody but why take the chance?
- Edgar Bergen

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

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
- Thomas Berger

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
- Ingrid Bergman

There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.
- Jack Bergman

I don't know where I'm going but I know I'm on my way!
- Jody Bergsma

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Henri Bergson

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
- Henri Bergson

You stand outside the circle and wonder why you feel left out, unaware that you need your own permission to join the others - not theirs.
- Rusty Berkus

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings?
- Milton Berle

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

To understand is to perceive patterns.
- Isaiah Berlin

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
- Hector Berlioz

Why haven't women got labels on their foreheads saying, "Danger: Government Health Warning: Women can be dangerous to your brains, genitals, current account, confidence, razor blades and good standing among your friends."
- Jeffery Bernard

The trees and the woods will teach you more than any Master.
- St. Bernard

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
- Al Bernstein

Never speak more clearly than you think.
- Jeremy Bernstein

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

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

How can you think and hit at the same time?
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

It's not over until it's over.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
- Dave Berry

You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My, God, you're right! I would have never thought of that'.
- Dave Berry

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

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
- Annie Besant

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
- Cathy Better

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop every now and then and look around, you could miss it.
- Ferris Beuler

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
- Aneurin Bevan

We should live as though our life would be both long and short.
- Bias

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.
- Bible, Proverbs 11:17

There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.
- Ambrose Bierce

He gets on best with women who has learned to get on without them.
- Ambrose Bierce

Genius -- To know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

An egotist is a person of low taste--more interested in himself than in me.
- Ambrose Bierce

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, 'patriotism' is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
- Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

To be a teacher is to be forever an optimist.
- Philip Bigler

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Solitude is a good place to visit but a poor place to stay.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing well those you do hold.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.
- Stephen Bishop

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck

Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
- Otto von Bismarck

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
- Otto von Bismarck

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Emily P. Bissell

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
- Hugh Black

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

To generalize is to be an idiot.
- William Blake

The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It's nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It's about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.
- Danny Blanchflower

Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.
- Linda Blandford

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted.
- Jerome Blather

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use - that is, the more we teach the more we learn.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye.
- H. P. Blavatsky

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
- Arthur Block

You have to choose where you look, and in making that choice you eliminate entire worlds.
- Barbara Bloom

What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
- Srully Blotnick

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude... a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J.H. Boetcker

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
- John Henry Boetker

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
- Humphrey Bogart

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

A fool always finds some greater fool to admire him.
- Nicholas Boileau

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

The making of money, the accumulation of material power, is not all there is to living and the man who misses this truth misses the greatest joy and satisfaction that can come into his life - service for others.
- Edward Bok

To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.
- Jean Shinoda Bolen

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
- Robert Bolton

When God created mothers
- Erma Louise Bombeck

If I had my life to live over
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

The only reason I would take up jogging is so I could hear heavy breathing again.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

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 Louise Bombeck

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what. Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who DO love us.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box.
It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?"
That's where courage comes in.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Truth alone wounds.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Faith is like a radar that sees through the fog - the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
- Daniel Boone

Star Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We easily forget that smog is the price of freedom of our streets from manure, and from the flies and diseases it brought.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The latest fad, giving birth under water, may be less traumatic for the baby, but it's more traumatic for the other people in the pool.
- Elayne Boosler

We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, "You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms."
- Elayne Boosler

When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
- Elayne Boosler

We are co-creators with God, not puppets on a string waiting for something to happen.
- Father Leo Booth

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
- William H. Borah

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
- Nathaniel Borenstein

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Victor Borge

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man gradually identifies himself with the form of his fate; a man is, in the long run, his own circumstances.
- Jorge Luis Borges

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

Star The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.
- Max Born

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
- Joan Borysenko

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
- Phyllis Bottome

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
- Phyllis Bottome

A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental, of our life's activities, maintaining the life of our bodies; shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply.
- Elise Boulding

Never trust a computer which you cannot lift.
- Dave Boulton

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
- Alec Bourne

Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
- Randolph S. Bourne

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself.
- Christian Nevell Bovee

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
- Christian Nevell Bovee

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.
- John Christian Bovee

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
- John Christian Bovee

Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
- John Christian Bovee

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it.
- John Christian Bovee

I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.
- Lord Brabazon

You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.
- Gamaliel Bradford

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
- F.H. Bradley

It has never been, and never will be, easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
- Marian Zimmer Bradley

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
- General Omar Bradley

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- General Omar Bradley

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
- General Omar Bradley

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
- Kenneth Branagh

Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call "genius" has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve.
- Nathaniel Branden

If we do not believe in ourselves- neither in our efficacy nor in our goodness- the universe is a frightening place.
- Nathaniel Branden

We are anxious when there is a dissonance between our "knowledge" and the perceivable facts. Since our "knowledge" is not to be doubted or questioned, it is the facts that have to be altered...
- Nathaniel Branden

To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
- Nathaniel Branden

Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing.
- Dick Brandon

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brandow

Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
- Jacob M. Braude

There's no fool like an old fool - you can't beat experience.
- Jacob M. Braude

Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill.
- Jacob M. Braude

Star I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
- Wernher Von Braun

Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher Von Braun

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.
- Thomas Bray

Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it.
- James Henry Breasted

Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Seeking order within means coming to grips with the craziness you've been too distracted to do anything about. When we establish order within, external order will become a visible reality in our daily round.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
- Irving Brecher

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is at their heels.
- Bertolt Brecht

Politicians are swine. You cannot reason with swine. You must hit them on the nose with a stick.
- Bertolt Brecht

Grub first, then ethics.
- Bertolt Brecht

The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Sylvia Bremer

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
- Gerald Brenan

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
- Gerald Brenan

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
- Robert Bresson

Subjectivity and objectivity commit a series of assaults on each other during a human life out of which the first one suffers the worse beating.
- Andre Breton

I don't know whether the world is full of smart men bluffing or imbeciles who mean it.
- Morrie Brickman

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
- Michael Bridge

Let's dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else.
- Shirley Briggs

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.
- John Bright

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

You first parents of the human race...who ruined yourself for an apple, what might you not have done for a truffled turkey?
- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Please don't ask me what the score is, I'm not even sure what the game is.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

We've been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I will always love the false image I had of you.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
- Peter Brimelow

We are each others' angels, we meet when it is time.
- Chuck Brodsky

Politics are about power; we cannot evade that truth or its consequences. We dream of a better world but it is in Utopia- that is, nowhere.
- Denis William Brogan

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
- Jacob Bronowski

The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
- Jacob Bronowski

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.
- Charlotte Bronte

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
- Charlotte Bronte

A book may be compared to the life of your neighbor. If it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
- H. Brooke

Star Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies!
- Sam Brookes

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner

If God came down here with a box that held the meaning ot life in it, I would like to see just two words: The Music. That would be neat
- Garth Brooks

The measure of life is how long you exist after you're gone.
- Garth Brooks

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
- Garth Brooks

Humor is but another weapon against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life like yours, this earth would be a God's Paradise.
- Phillips Brooks

Whenever people say "we mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "we must be realistic", they mean they are going to make money out of it.
- Brigid Brophy

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can - and surely will at times - fail. Other vulnerabilities like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!
- Franklyn Broude

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Broughan

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
- Charles Brower

All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent.
- David Brower

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charlie Brown

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.
- Gene Brown

Star Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Star People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
- Helen Gurley Brown

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
- James Brown

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
- John Mason Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
- Les Brown

You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
- Les Brown

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
- Les Brown

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
- Les Brown

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown

If you can't return a favour, pass it on.
- Louise Brown

Star 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

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
- Sam Brown

When you know that you're capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
- Harry Browne

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
- Thomas Browne

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
- Elizabeth Barret Browning

Truth never hurts the teller.
- Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
- Robert Browning

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
- Robert Browning

Our reach should exceed our grasp, or what's a heaven for?
- Robert Browning

Faultless to a fault.
- Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning

I won't say our school was tough, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
- Lenny Bruce

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome S. Bruner

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
- Emil Brunner

Boxing's just show business with blood.
- Frank Bruno

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
- Jean de La Bruyère

We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.
- Jean de La Bruyère

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
- Jean de La Bruyère

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
- William Jennings Bryan

There’s no substitute for guts.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant

To understand the heart of another human being is the ultimate spiritual achievement.
- M. Buber

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
- John Buchan

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
- Pearl S. Buck

...perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
- Pearl S. Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
- Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
- Pearl S. Buck

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
- Pearl S. Buck

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to work.
- Pearl S. Buck

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
- Pearl S. Buck

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
- Pearl S. Buck

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You cannot paint the "Mona Lisa" by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha

Tomorrow or next life- which comes first, we will never know.
- Old Tibetan Buddhist Saying

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl W. Buechner

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
- Warren Buffett

Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with; something better than political opportunist slamming hate horse shit in the public park.
- Charles Bukowski

Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.
- Charles Bukowski

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.
- William M. Bulger

Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.
- Bill Bulko

If you stop searching, you stop living, because then you're dwelling in the past. If you're not reaching forward to any growth or future, you might as well be dead.
- Wynn Bullock

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into emptiness, another gray day. Dreams are memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.
- Kelli Bultena

Kindness is always undeserved. And what rejoices man's heart is precisely what he is given as a sheer gift...a gift which he has not deserved.
- Rudolf Bultmann

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hardworking. Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor.
- Ralph J. Bunche

If all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube it would be about the size of an eight room house. If a man got possession of all that gold -- billions of dollars worth -- he could not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience or a sense of eternity.
- Charles F. Bunning

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

In history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole.
- Jakob Burckhardt

Star Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
- Frank Burford

We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.
- Warren E. Burger

Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess

Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.
- (Frank) Gelett Burgess

I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and not know it than to be sane and have one's doubts.
- G. B. Burgin

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
- Billie Burke

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
- Edmund Burke

A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
- H.S.M. Burnes

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned.
- Carol Burnett

If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

Star When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a hand full of mud, either.
- Leo Burnett

A child on the farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and thinks of home.
- Carl Burns

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.
- George Burns

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- George Burns

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
- George Burns

It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.
- George Burns

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
- George Burns

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
- Ken Burns

Beauty is also to be found in a day's work.
- Mamie Sypert Burns

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
- Ellen Burnstyn

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
- Aaron Burr

Simply give others a bit of yourself; a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other fellow's mind and heart.
- Charles H. Burr

Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.
- Raymond Burr

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones.
- John Burroughs

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
- William Burroughs

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

From none but self expect applause.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
- Robert Burton

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

You don't just luck into things. You build them step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
- Barbara Bush

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
- Barbara Bush

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
- George Bush

...do your homework. You can't lead without knowing what you're talking about...
- George Bush

They misunderestimated me.
- George W. Bush

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
- Edward B. Butler

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themsleves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Octavia Butler

Don't go through life, grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

When you work in the right consciousness, when your work becomes organically a part of your whole self, and when you do your work out of that commitment, no matter what other people do, no matter what the compensation may be, do it for the health of your own soul, then you open the door by which the affluence of the Universe flows forth into your life.
- Eric Butterworth

You are a rich and creative spiritual being. You can never be less than this. You may frustrate your potential. You may identify with that which is less than what you can be. But within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure, and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it. And you will, if you can believe.
- Eric Butterworth

Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
- Red Buttons

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

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
- Richard E. Byrd

Give wind and tide a chance to change.
- Richard E. Byrd

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
- James F. Byrnes

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
- James F. Byrnes


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