The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
- Eileen Caddy

Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
- Eileen Caddy

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
- Eileen Caddy

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
- Herb Caen

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
- Herb Caen

If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.
- John Cage

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

I don't like it when people on the street say "smile" or "cheer up." It's a real cheap line. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling real grateful for everything. It's a solid time in my life. When people say I look sad, they're wrong.
- Nicolas Cage

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine

Don't let anyone steal your Dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.
- Jack Cainfield

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
- Helen Caldicott

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
- Philip Caldwell

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it had missed the point.
- Maria Callas

That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
- Calvin

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
- Simon Cameron

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

When people get married because they think it's a long- time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Star Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Successful salesmanship is 90% preparation and 10% presentation.
- Bertrand R. Canfield

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
- Jack Canfield

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
- Alexander Cannon

In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail.
- Joseph Cannon

He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
- Eddie Cantor

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

Love isn't like a reservoir. You'll never drain it dry. It's much more like a natural spring. The longer and the farther it flows, the stronger and the deeper and the clearer it becomes.
- Eddie Cantor

She's got such a narrow mind, when she walks fast her earrings bang together.
- John Cantu

You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun, than with a kind word alone.
- Al Capone

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
- Frank Capra

It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor... I fought to win.
- Orson Scott Card

I don't have to be a gentleman, I am an artist.
- Orson Scott Card

Being an artist doesn't give you special privileges. If anything, it gives you greater responsibilities.
- Orson Scott Card

You really have to look inside and find your inner strength, and say, "I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself."
- Mariah Carey

Star Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
- Sandra Carey

There is no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
- George Carlin

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.
- George Carlin

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.
- Ruth Carlisle

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
- Charles Carlson

When we criticize another person, it says nothing about that person: it merely says something about our own need to be critical.
- Richard Carlson

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
- Bliss Carman

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is available to anyone no matter what age. All you have to do is grab it.
- Art Carney

Life is very interesting, if you make mistakes.
- Georges Carpentier

I beg of you to stop apologizing for being a member of the most important profession of the world.
- William G. Carr

Intelligence is almost useless to the person whose only quality it is.
- Alexis Carrel

You've just got to pick up your mantle and wear it. Whatever you were given, you've just got to put it on and give it your best.
- Jim Carrey

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.
- Lewis Carroll

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

"Alice came to a fork in the road. 'Which road do I take?' she asked. 'Where do you want to go?' responded the Cheshire cat. 'I don't know,' Alice answered. 'Then,' said the cat, 'it doesn't matter.'"
- Lewis Carroll

To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
- Lewis Carroll

I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
- Jasper Carrott

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
- Thomas Carruthers

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
- Johnny Carson

In time of war the first casualty is truth.
- Boake Carter

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
- Rosalynn Carter

Star Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
- Cherie Carter-Scott

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
- Margaret Carty

Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition.
- George Washington Carver

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

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison for those who can't get out.
- Joyce Cary

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
- Joyce Cary

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
- Joyce Cary

I'd been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta.
- Lorene Cary

The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance.
- Pablo Casals

As for myself, I always willingly acknowledge my own self as the principal cause of every good and of every evil which may befall me; therefore I have always found myself capable of being my own pupil, and ready to love my teacher.
- Giacomo Casanova

If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor -- poor in happiness, poor in all that makes life worth living.
- Herbert N. Casson

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Herbert N. Casson

Every winner has scars.
- Herbert N. Casson

A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you... Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

We choose only once. We choose either to be warriors or to be ordinary... A second choice does not exist. Not on this earth.
- Carlos Castaneda

The revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

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

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
- Cato the Elder

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
- Cato the Elder

The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
- Marcus Cato

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.
- Dick Cavett

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
- Dick Cavett

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
- Dick Cavett

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
- Cavour

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

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

Star Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.
- Julius Caesar

Truth may be stretched, but cannnot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

By the street of By-and-By, one arrives at the house of Never.
- Miguel de Cervantes

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

He who loves wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.
- Miguel de Cervantes

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
- Marc Chagall

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Star The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Death, the one appointment we all must keep, and for which no time is set.
- Charlie Chan

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing

With all the talk about getting foreigners to buy more American products, how can we sell to them if we don't speak their language or even know where they are?
- John Chancellor

The more you reason the less you create.
- Raymond Chandler

She was kind of girl who'd eat all your cashews and leave you with nothing but peanuts and filberts.
- Raymond Chandler

Common sense always speaks too late.
- Raymond Chandler

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
- Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
- Coco Chanel

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
- Roy D. Chapin Jr.

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
- Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

In the end, everything is a gag.
- Charlie Chaplin

Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
- George Chapman

There are plenty of people to whom the crucial problem of their lives never get presented in terms that they can understand.
- John Jay Chapman

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
- Joyce Chapman

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
- Charlemagne

What is soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
- Ray Charles

He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
- Pierre Charron

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
- Chevy Chase

You can always spot a well informed man - his views are the same as yours.
- Ilka Chase

"Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe!" or "Very wise is he that can know himself."
- Chaucer

In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
- Cesar Chavez

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. Courage tastes of blood. Stand up straight. Admire the world. Relish the love of a gentle woman. Trust in the Lord.
- John Cheever

Man is what he believes.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You will not become a saint through other people's sins.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The stupider the peasant, the better the horse understands him.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing -- and then marry him.
- Cher

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
- Cherokee Saying

Star Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.
- Charles W. Chesnutt

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show that you have one. If you are asked what time it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
- Earl of Chesterfield

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Nothing exists but what has its enemy; one species pursue and live upon the other.
- St. John de Chevecoeur

Life itself is the proper binge.
- Julia Child

It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That's what human life is all about--enjoying things.
- Julia Child

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
- Lydia Maria Child

I will work my own way, according to the light that is in me.
- Lydia Maria Child

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
- Lydia Maria Child

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
- Lydia Maria Child

Compassion and understanding facilitate, while judgments debilitate and create stress.
- Doc Childre

Compassion is ignited when we realize that each person (including yourself) is unique, then connect in the heart at the essence level and desire to understand that person's being. When you care and have passion to understand, you become compassionate.
- Doc Childre

When I start appreciating, I look at it like business. I start by appreciating life itself. After all, life is really a gift. It might not always seem like that's true, but it is. If nothing else, it's a gift of discovery. So I appreciate that!
- Doc Childre

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
- Chilo

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Jerry Chin

The Creative knows the great beginnings. The Receptive completes the finished things.
- I Ching

It is an inexorable Law of Nature that bad must follow good, that decline must follow a rise. To feel that we can rest on our achievements is a dangerous fallacy. Inner strength can overcome anything that occurs outside.
- I Ching

Star The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
- Chinese Proverb

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

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
- Deepak Chopra

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he becomes.
- Agatha Christie

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
- Walter Chrysler

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.
- Ching Ning Chu

While they were asleep, they did not realize they were dreaming... but when they awoke, they knew.
Some day will come a great awakening, when we will know this life was like a dream.
- Chuang-Tse

If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.
- Jennie Jerome Churchill

There is no such thing as a moral dress...It's people who are moral or immoral.
- Jennie Jerome Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

When I abuse the language, I call it 'art' and call myself an artist; when you abuse the language, I call it 'wrong,' call myself a critic, and assume an air of unimpeachable authority.
- Fennec A. Churl

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Count Galeazzo Ciano

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
- John Ciardi

I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.
- Madonna Louise Ciccione

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There are two kinds of people: the ones who have to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
- Tom Clancy

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
- Tom Clancy

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
- Arthur C. Clark

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
- Blake Clark

I never liked him and I always will.
- Dave Clark

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find out.
- Frank A. Clark

We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who don't.
- Frank A. Clark

Every adult needs a child to teach; it's the way adults learn.
- Frank A. Clark

It's better to recall something you wish you'd said, than something you wish you hadn't.
- Frank A. Clark

If what you are telling is true, you don't have to choose your words so carefully.
- Frank A. Clark

If what you are telling is true, you don't have to choose your words so carefully.
- Frank A. Clark

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb.
- John Clarke

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
- Claudius

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
- Henry Clay

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
- Eldridge Cleaver

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
- Eldridge Cleaver

...originality consists of the achievement of new combinations, and not of the creation of something out of nothing.
- Richard V. Clemence

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau

The 21st century must be the century of education and the century of the teacher.
- Bill Clinton

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.
- Bill Clinton

To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others.
- Eugene Cloutier

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Star Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams.
- Paulo Coelho

The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.
- Harold Coffin

We never really lose; we just build on what has been. If a relationship, friendship, career, or living situation is right and good for you, it will remain in force by the power of love and the Law of Attraction. If it ends or leaves, something better and more appropriate is in store.
- Alan Cohen

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

I wanted to kiss this woman so bad, I wondered how I would stay alive without it.
- Richard Cohen

People don't change and lives are rarely enabled by last minute whims and glibly-whispered wishes. We prepare-our minds and hearts-to meticulously encourage, nurture, and support change.
- Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn

Children and grandparents get along so well together because they have the same enemy -- the mother.
- Claudette Colbert

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
- Frank Moore Colby

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Show me someone content with mediocrity and I'll show you someone destined for failure.
- Johnetta Cole

Every dawn, each of us is offered, again, the freedom of choice... While life remains, there is always the opportunity to remake the world.
- Jim Coleman

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
- Ornette Coleman

If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world.
- Robert Coleman

The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be good.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This is the course of every evil deed, that, propagating still it brings forth evil.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The fair breeze blew, the foam flew, the furrow followed free: we were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Whoever supermoralizes unmoralizes.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humour.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Success is the sum of small efforts -- repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

Your chances in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
- Robert Collier

Life is a buffet and only the suckers are starving.
- Joan Collins

Education is painful and not gained with playing games or being average.
- Marva Collins

Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on their road. - Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.
- Charles Caleb Colton

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
- Charles Caleb Colton

He who buys what he does not want will soon want what he cannot buy.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Three things give the student the possibility of surpassing his teacher: ask a lot of questions, remember the answers, teach.
- Jan Amos Coménius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

There is in true beauty something which vulgar souls cannot admire.
- William Congreve

Heav'n has no Rage like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.
- William Congreve

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
- Cyril Connoly

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
- Cyril Connoly

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connoly

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
- Cyril Connoly

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
- Cyril Connoly

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
- Cyril Connoly

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm, to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
- Cyril Connoly

If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.
- Cyril Connoly

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
- Joseph Conrad

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists pricipally of dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.
- Joseph Conrad

I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself.
- Joseph Conrad

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
- Joseph Conrad

Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!
- Joseph Conrad

Nothing lays itself open to the charge of exaggeration more than the language of naked truth.
- Joseph Conrad

You have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
- Shirley Conran

There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher'. My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.
- Pat Conroy

Perfection is destruction in the making.
- Joe Constantino

Instead of fallig head over heals into love, why not trip into like?
- Joe Constantino

Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
- Russell H. Conwell

No person has ever been honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
- Calvin Coolidge

Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
- Calvin Coolidge

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. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
- James R. Cook

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idoits. So far, the Universe is winning.
- Rich Cook

Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.
- Ted Cook

If we would have civilization and the exertion indispensable to its success, we must have property; if we have property, we must have its rights; if we have the rights of property, we must take those consequences of the rights of property which are inseparable from the rights themselves.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
- James Fenimore Cooper

...no civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The way I see it, there are two kinds of dreams. One is a dream that's always going to be just that... A dream. A vision that you can never really hold in your hand. The there's a dream that's more than a dream. It's like... A map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days. Knowing that someday you're going to stand on top of that Mountain holding everything you thought of Right There In Your Hand!
- Robert Cooper

...true knowledge is the discerning of pattern, and wisdom in its right interpretation.
- Robert Coover

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

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
- Pierre Corneille

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
- Bill Cosby

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Obstacles are things that a person sees when they take their mind off their goal.
- E. Joseph Cossman

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It is rewarding to find someone you like,
but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being,
but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love,
but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.
For you cannot live in someone else. You cannot find yourself in someone else.
You cannot be given a life by someone else.
Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave or lose.
To the question of your life, you are the only answer.
To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.
- Jo Coudert

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
- Laurence Coughlin

The flush toilet is the basis of western civilization.
- Alan Coult

Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life.
- Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
- Stephen R. Covey

Integrity is the key to your power.
- Stephen R. Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
- Stephen R. Covey

Change - real change - comes from the inside out. It doesn't come from hacking at the leaves of attitude and behavior with quick fix personality ethic techniques. It comes from striking at the root - the fabric of our thought, the fundamental, essential paradigm, which give definition to our character and create the lens through which we see the world.
- Stephen R. Covey

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
- Stephen R. Covey

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen R. Covey

Keep in mind that you are always saying 'no' to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
- Stephen R. Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen R. Covey

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
- Stephen R. Covey

We ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
- Noel Coward

A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
- James Gould Cozzens

Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.
- Dr. Frank Crane

Go outdoors and get rid of nerves.
- Dr. Frank Crane

There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it.
- Monta Crane

A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was wiser than the other.
- Stephan Crane

They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.
- Cindy Crawford

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

When you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility in others (and yourself), emphasize the anticipation of accomplishment, not the penalties for failure.
- Roger Crawford

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with the experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we have believed to be the right and only way.
- Ralph Crawshaw

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance.
- Donald Creighton

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo

If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
- Robert Cringely

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- James Crook

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and the use establish the life you experience.
- Sonia Croquette

A strange lot this, to be dropped down in a world of barbarians - men who see clearly enough the barbarity of all ages except their own.
- Ernest Crosby

Making miracles is hard work; most people give up before they happen.
- Sheryl Crow

Star The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Christopher Crowfield

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
- Aleister Crowley

Everything about business comes down to PEOPLE. Where in business can we escape the impact of human care, human creativity, human commitment, human frustration, and human despair? There is no reason for anything in business to exist if it does not serve the needs of people.
- Bruce Cryer

It is better to wear out than to rust out.
- Richard Cumberland

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
- E. E. Cummings

To be nobody but yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
- E. E. Cummings

Since feeling is first, who pays attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you.
- E. E. Cummings

Jump into the middle, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
- Joan L. Curcio

We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all.
- Eve Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
- Marie Curie

Social justice is a semantic fraud from the same stable as People's Democracy.
- C. Curran

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
- Cyrus H. K Curtis

The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to develop as an equal human being.
- George William Curtis

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment -- this day -- is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day -- each moment of this day -- a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
- Dan Custer

I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
- Laurel Cutler

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
- Czech Proverb

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