Life is short and there is no time for hate.
- Sandy Dahl

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
- Edward Dahlberg

The only difference between me and a Madman is that I am not mad.
- Salvador Dali

The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.
- Cus D'Amato

To see a man beaten not by a better opponent but by himself is a tragedy.
- Cus D'Amato

Do not condemn the judgment of another because it differs from your own. You may both be wrong.
- Dandemis

Never vote for the best candidate, vote for the one who will do the least harm.
- Frank Dane

If you can’t believe a little in what you see on the screen, it’s not worth wasting your time on cinema.
- Serge Daney

The rules have changed. True power is held by the person who possesses the largest bookshelf, not gun cabinet or wallet.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

If life doesn't offer a game worth playing, then invent a new one.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

I feel sorry for short people, you know. When it rains, they're the last to know.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Intelligence without ambition is a bird without wings.
- C. Archie Danielson

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises maintain their neutrality.
- Dante

History repeats itself; that's one of the things that's wrong with history.
- Clarence Darrow

I am a friend of the workingman, I would rather be his friend than be one.
- Clarence Darrow

The first half of our lives is ruined by our parents, and the second half by our children.
- Clarence Darrow

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
- Clarence Darrow

There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.
- Clarence Darrow

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
- Clarence Darrow

A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
- Charles Darwin

A man's friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
- Charles Darwin

An American Monkey after getting drunk on Brandy would never touch it again, and thus is much wiser than most men.
- Charles Darwin

The highest stage in moral culture at which we can arrive is when we recognize that we ought to control our thoughts.
- Charles Darwin

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

We must not fall into the error of supposing that the early progenitor of the whole Simian stock, including man, was identical with, or even closely resembled, any existing ape or monkey.
- Charles Darwin

I have steadily endeavored to keep my mind free so as to give up any hypothesis, however much beloved (and I cannot resist forming one on every subject), as soon as the facts are shown to be opposed to it.
- Charles Darwin

The presence of a body of well-instructed men, who have not to labor for their daily bread, is important to a degree which cannot be overestimated; as all high intellectual work is carried on by them, and on such work material progress of all kinds mainly depends, not to mention other and higher advantages.
- Charles Darwin

It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.
- Charles Darwin

The vigorous, the healthy, and the happy survive and multiply.
- Charles Darwin

To laugh at men of sense is the privilege of fools.
- Charles Darwin

Each time dawn appears, the mystery is there in its entirety.
- Reni Daumal

I have truly loved no other woman in my life, because the stars are my lover, and she is the stars!
- Peter David

A universe that came from nothing in the big bang will disappear into nothing at the big crunch. Its glorious few zillion years of existence not even a memory.
- Paul Davies

She has been kissed as often as a police-court Bible, and by much the same class of people.
- Robertson Davies

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Robertson Davies

If we seek the pleasures of love, passion should be occasional, and common sense continual.
- Robertson Davies

The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions.
- Leonardo Da Vinci

There goes the famous good time that was had by all.
- Bette Davis

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
- Bette Davis

Nothing means nothing, but it isn't really nothing because nothing is something that isn't.
- Darryl Dawkins

Mutation is random; natural selection is the very opposite of random.
- Richard Dawkins

The Darwinian theory is in principle capable of explaining life. No other theory that has ever been suggested is in principle capable of explaining life.
- Richard Dawkins

Within each of us is a hidden store of energy. Energy we can release to compete in the marathon of life. Within each of us is a hidden store of courage. Courage to give us the strength to face any challenge. Within each of us is a hidden store of determination. Determination to keep us in the race when all seems lost.
- Roger Dawson

Information's pretty thin stuff unless mixed with experience.
- Clarence Day

The real world is not easy to live in. It is rough; it is slippery. Without the most clear-eyed adjustments we fall and get crushed. A man must stay sober: not always, but most of the time.
- Clarence Day

If God had intended us to drink beer, He would have given us stomachs.
- David Daye

Dream as if you'll live forever... Live as if you'll die today.
- James Dean

I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.
- Jimmy Dean

The proof that you’re on the right path is that living starts to become more effortless.
- Barbara De Angelis

It is not the answer that enlightens, but the question.
- Eugene Ionesco Decouvertes

Even with all my wrinkles! I am beautiful!
- Bessie Delaney

Californians invented the concept of life-style. This alone warrants their doom.
- Don DeLillo

There’s always a period of curious fear between the first sweet-smelling breeze and the time when the rain comes cracking down.
- Don DeLillo

People stress the violence. That's the smallest part of it. Football is brutal only from a distance. In the middle of it there's a calm, a ranquility. The players accept pain. There's a sense of order even at the end of a running play with bodies strewn everywhere. When the systems interlock, there's a satisfaction to the game that can't be duplicated. There's a harmony.
- Don DeLillo

The position as master or mistress in the classroom should be recognized by society and should be given the necessary authority and suitable resources.
- Jacques Delors

The importance of the role of the teacher as an agent of change, promoting understanding and tolerance, has never been more obvious today. It is likely to become even more critical in the twenty-first century.
- Jacques Delors

People are always talking about tradition, but they forget we have a tradition of a few hundred years of nonsense and stupidity, that there is a tradition of idiocy, incompetence and crudity.
- Hugo Demartini

"Why is everyone here so happy except me?"
"Because they have learned to see goodness
and beauty everywhere" said the master.
"Why don't I see goodness and beauty everywhere?"
"Because you cannot see outside of you
what you fail to see inside."
- Anthony DeMello

Learning is not compulsory. Neither is survival.
- W.Edwards Deming

My enemy is not the man who wrongs me, but the man who means to wrong me.
- Democritus

Throw moderation to the winds, and the greatest pleasures bring the greatest pains.
- Democritus

There are many who know many things, yet are lacking in wisdom.
- Democritus

You can tell the man who rings true from the man who rings false, not by his deeds alone, but also his desires.
- Democritus

Nothing is so easy as to deceive oneself; for what we wish, we readily believe.
- Demosthenes

By forgetting the past and by throwing myself into other interests, I forget to worry.
- Jack Dempsey

Ambition is like love, impatient both of delays and rivals.
- Sir John Denham

Each relationship you have with another person reflects the relationship you have with yourself.
- Alice Denille

Pressure and stress is the common cold of the psyche.
- Andrew Denton

We cannot become what we need to be, remaining what we are.
- Max Depree

You have to love animals for what they are or leave them alone. The best thing you can do for if you love them is leave them alone and see that other people do too.
- Pat Derby

Wild animals are not meant to be owned, any more than human beings are. Nobody has the right to pass a cougar or a gorilla on from hand to hand.
- Pat Derby

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.
- René Descartes

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
- René Descartes

Common sense is the most fairly distributed thing in the world, for each one thinks he is so well-endowed with it that even those who are hardest to satisfy in all other matters are not in the habit of desiring more of it than they already have.
- René Descartes

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

If you are not happy here and now, you never will be.
- Taisen Deshimaru

I forgive myself for having believed for so long that... I was never good enough to have, get, be what I wanted.
- Ceanne DeRohan

No one is so old that he cannot live yet another year, nor so young that he cannot die today.
- Fernando De Rojas

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else.
- Bernadette Devlin

The riches of life, the love and joy and exhilaration of life can be found only with an upward look. This is an exciting world. It crams-packed with opportunity. Great moments wait around every corner.
- Richard M. Devos

Pessimism is only the name that men of weak nerves give to wisdom.
- Bernard De Voto

The value of marriage is not that adults produce children, but that children produce adults.
- Peter DeVries

Minds are like parachutes - they only function when open.
- Thomas Robert Dewar

The only thing that hurts more than paying an income tax is not having to pay an income tax.
- Thomas Robert Dewar

Anyone who has begun to think places some portion of the world in jeopardy.
- John Dewey

Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Star Winners are losers who gave it one more try.
- Dennis DeYoung

Full of love for all things in the world, practising virtue, in order to benefit others, this man alone is happy.
- Dhammapada

Better than power over all the earth, better than going to heaven and better than dominion over the worlds is the joy of the man who enters the river of life that leads to Non-Being.
- Dhammapada

Everybody lies, but it doesn't matter because nobody listens.
- Nick Diamos

I am always going to be true to myself.
- Princess of Wales Diana

I'm a pretty girl who's a model who doesn't suck as an actress.
- Cameron Diaz

Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away.
- Philip K. Dick

The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
- Charles Dickens

A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.
- Charles Dickens

There is nothing so strong or safe in an emergency of life as the simple truth.
- Charles Dickens

This is a world of action, and not for moping and droning in.
- Charles Dickens

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
- Charles Dickens

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There ain't much credit in that.
- Charles Dickens

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens

I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free.
- Charles Dickens

The whole difference between construction and creation is this; that a thing constructed can only be loved after it is constructed; but a thing created is loved before it exists.
- Charles Dickens

To a young heart, everything is fun.
- Charles Dickens

The proper union of gin and vermouth is a great and sudden glory; it is one of the happiest marriages on earth and one of the shortest lived.
- Charles Dickens

All I know of love is that love is all there is.
- Emily Dickinson

Luck is not chance, it's toil. Fortune's expensive smile is earned.
- Emily Dickinson

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
- Emily Dickinson

If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain.
- Emily Dickinson

I scarcely know where to begin, but love is always a safe place.
- Emily Dickinson

Dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
- Emily Dickinson

The mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

The mere sense of living is joy enough.
- Emily Dickinson

Who are a free people? Not those over whom government is reasonably exercised, but those who live under a government so constitutionally checked and controlled that proper provision is made against its being otherwise exercised.
- John Dickinson

I have only a small flickering light to guide me in the darkness of a thick forest. Up comes a theologian and blows it out.
- Denis Diderot

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us, but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
- Denis Diderot

There is only one step from fanaticism to barbarism.
- Denis Diderot

Only passions, great passions can elevate the soul to great things.
- Denis Diderot

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge available to us: observation of nature, reflection, and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
- Denis Diderot

People with self-respect have the courage of their mistakes. They know the price of things... Character --- the willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life --- is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.
- Joan Didion

Freedom is the right to be wrong, not the right to do wrong.
- John Diefenbaker

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman -- any woman -- with beautiful legs.
- Marlene Dietrich

If you don't ask questions every answer feels wrong.
- Ani Difranco

The effort of using machines to mimic the human mind has always struck me as rather silly. I would rather use them to mimic something better.
- Edgar W. Dijkstra

The question of whether a computer can think is no more interesting than the question of whether a submarine can swim.
- Edgar W. Dijkstra

There is a muscular energy in sunlight corresponding to the spiritual energy of wind.
- Annie Dillard

You do not have to sit outside in the dark. If, however, you want to look at the stars, you will find that darkness is necessary. But the stars neither require nor demand it.
- Annie Dillard

No; we have been as usual asking the wrong question. It does not matter a hoot what the mockingbird on the chimney is singing. The real and proper question is: Why is it beautiful?
- Annie Dillard

We spend the first twelve months of our children's lives teaching them to walk and talk and the next twelve telling them to sit down and shut up.
- Phyllis Diller

Difficult times have helped me to understand better than before, how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way, and that so many things that one goes worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.
- Isak Dinesen

In science one tries to tell people, in such a way as to be understood by everyone, something that no one ever knew before. But in poetry, it's the exact opposite.
- Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac

A billion here, a couple of billion there -- first thing you know it adds up to be real money.
- Senator Everett McKinley Dirksen

If you can dream it, you can do it.
- Walt Disney

You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you.
- Walt Disney

It's kind of fun to do the impossible...
- Walt Disney

Every child is born blessed with a vivid imagination. But just as muscles grow flabby with disuse, so the bright imagination of a child pales in later years if he ceases to exercise it.
- Walt Disney

Crowded classrooms and half-day sessions are a tragic waste of our greatest national resource -- the minds of our children.
- Walt Disney

I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing - that it was all started by a mouse.
- Walt Disney

Why do we have to grow up? I know more adults who have the child's approach to life. They're people who don't give a hang what the Joneses do. You see them at Disneyland every time you go there. They are not afraid to be delighted with simple pleasures, and they have a degree of contentment with what life has brought -- sometimes it isn't much, either.
- Walt Disney

Somehow I can't believe that there are any heights that can't be scaled by a person who knows the secret of making his dreams come true. This special secret, it seems to me, can be summarized in four C's. They are Curiosity, Confidence, Courage and Constancy, and the greatest of these is confidence. When you believe in a thing, believe in it all the way.
- Walt Disney

I love Mickey Mouse more than any woman I have ever known.
- Walt Disney

The magic of first love is our ignorance that it can ever end.
- Benjamin D'Israeli

The act of contemplation creates the thing contemplated.
- Isaac D'Israeli

You're never a loser until you quit trying.
- Mike Ditka

Dogs come when they're called; cats take a message and get back to you.
- Missy Dizick

I don't practice what I preach, 'cause I'm not the kind of person I'm preachin' to.
- J.R. "Bob" Dobbs

Scientists often have a naive faith that if only they could discover enough facts about a problem, these facts would somehow arrange themselves in a compelling and true solution.
- Theodosius Dobzhansky

It's like driving a car at night. You never see further than your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.
- E. L. Doctorow

Get over the idea that only children should spend their time in study. Be a student so long as you still have something to learn, and this will mean all your life.
- Henry Doherty

A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there- even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to one, two, perhaps three seconds, snatched from eternity.
- Robert Doisneau

A lot of fellows nowadays have a B.A., M.D., or Ph.D. Unfortunately, they don't have a J.O.B.
- "Fats" Domino

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
- John Donne

Sir, more than kisses, letters mingle souls. For, thus friends absent speak.
- John Donne

Nature hath no goal though she hath law.
- John Donne

The magic of photography is metaphysical. What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organised visual lying.
- Terence Donovan

You simply can not give to the world, all that you have to give to the world, if you do not remain true to your own selfish DESIRES. You have a unique set of precious values that can only be fulfilled by pursuing what drives you the most, your passions and dreams. Could Thomas Edison have tended to the down trodden as did Mother Theresa? Could Albert Einstein have preached salvation as did Martin Luther King, Jr.? Could Abraham Lincoln have built cars like Henry Ford? Always, the masses benefit from the individual who insists on marching to the beat of their own drummer.

After all, if you don't follow YOUR desires, then who's?

- Michael Dooley

Never compromise a dream. Do what you must. The fears, beasts, and mountains before you are part of the plan. Stepping stones to a promised land. To a time and place that is so much closer than even you expect. So don't let your eyes deceive, for even as you read these words, your ship swiftly approaches...
- Michael Dooley

Thinking big but acting small...is the same as thinking small.
- Michael Dooley

To succeed... you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

Live and work to make a difference, to make things better, even the smallest things. Give full consideration to the rights and interests of others. No business is successful, even if it flourishes, in a society that does not care for or about its people.
- Eugene C. Dorsey

The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and the devil are fighting there and the battlefield is the heart of man.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

There is no subject so old that something new cannot be said about it.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Man is fond of counting his troubles but he does not count his joys. If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

If you wish to glimpse inside a human soul and get to know a man, don't bother analyzing his ways of being silent, of talking, of weeping, of seeing how much he is moved by noble ideas; you will get better results if you just watch him laugh. If he laughs well, he's a good man.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Lying to ourselves is more deeply ingrained than lying to others.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.
- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky

Obsessing about other people is a great way to avoid looking at ourselves so we don't have to look at our role in that situation, our overwhelming urge to control, and what we need to change in our own lives.
- Catherine Doucette

The First Amendment makes confidence in the common sense of our people and in the maturity of their judgment the great postulate of our democracy.
- William Orville Douglas

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

If there is no struggle there is no progress.
- Frederick Douglass

The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for.
- Maureen Dowd

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
- Hugh Downs

When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself, but talent instantly recognizes genius.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

By a man's finger-nails, by his coat-sleeve, by his boots, by his trouser knees, by the callosities of his forefinger and thumb, by his expression, by his shirt cuffs -- by each of these things a man's calling is plainly revealed. That all united should fail to enlighten the competent inquirer in any case is almost inconceivable.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

It is a capital mistake to theorize before you have all the evidence. It biases the judgement. Insensibly, one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts.
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

And there isn't any way that one can get rid of the guilt of having a nice body by saying that one can serve society with it, because that would end up with oneself as what? There simply doesn't seem to be any moral place for flesh.
- Margaret Drabble

No one can compete with you when you're being yourself.
- Jim Dreaver

Enlightenment is seeing that the world you've created inside your head doesn't really exist, except as a fabrication in your mind.
- Jim Dreaver

If I were personally to define religion, I would say that it is a bandage that man has invented to protect a soul made bloody by circumstance.
- Theodore Dreiser

People are very inclined to set moral standards for others.
- Elizabeth Drew

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Unless commitment is made, there are only promises and hopes... but no plans.
- Peter F. Drucker

With gifts you make slaves as with whips you make dogs.
- Peter F. Drucker

One of the most important things in communication is to hear what is not being said.
- Peter F. Drucker

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have really lived, are the moments you have done things in a spirit of love.
- Henry Drummond

Star He who will not reason, is a bigot; he who cannot is a fool; and he who dares not is a slave.
- William Drummond

Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin -- real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way. Something to be got through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.
- Fr. Alfred D'Souza

To speak of "mere words" is much like speaking of "mere dynamite."
- C.J. Ducasse

What this country needs is more free speech worth listening to.
- Hansell B. Duckett

The measure of success is not whether you ahve a tough problem to deal with, but whether it's the same problem you had last year.
- John Foster Dulles

Friendship consists in forgetting what one gives, and remembering what one receives.
- Alexandre Dumas The Younger

Freedom is like drink. If you take any at all, you might as well take enough to make you happy for a while.
- Finley Peter Dunne

Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
- Will Durant

There is nothing in Socialism that a little age or a little money will not cure.
- Will Durant

To speak ill of others is a dishonest way of praising ourselves.
- Will Durant

Philosophy is harmonized knowledge making a harmonious life; it is the self-discipline which lifts us to serenity and freedom. Knowledge is power, but only wisdom is liberty.
- Will Durant

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
- Will Durant

Forget mistakes. Forget failure. Forget everything except what you're going to do now and do it. Today is your lucky day.
- Will Durant

I believe that always, or almost always, in all childhoods and in all the lives that follow them, the mother represents madness. Our mothers always remain the strangest, craziest people we’ve ever met.
- Marguerite Duras

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

What was once thought can never be unthought.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Damage control report: Dehydration level 45%; Recall of previous evening 2%; Embarrassment factor 91%! Advise repair schedule: Reboot startup disk, offline for 36 hours and replace head. Boy! What a night!
- Red Dwarf

Everything you need you already have. You are complete right now, you are a whole, total person, not an apprentice person on the way to someplace else.
- Wayne Dyer

When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself.
- Wayne Dyer

Go for it now. The future is promised to no one.
- Wayne Dyer

You cannot be lonely if you like the person you're alone with.
- Wayne Dyer

Stop acting as if life is a rehearsal. Live this day as if it were your last. The past is over and gone. The future is not guaranteed.
- Wayne Dyer

You are always a valuable, worthwhile human being - not because anybody says so, not because you're successful, not because you make a lot of money - but because you decide to believe it and for no other reason.
- Wayne Dyer

A truth is a truth until you organize it and then it is almost always a lie.
- Wayne Dyer

Real magic in relationships means an absence of judgment of others.
- Wayne Dyer

There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love; there's only a scarcity of resolve to make it happen.
- Wayne Dyer

Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look at the stars.
- Henry Van Dyke

Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice, but for those who love, time is eternity.
- Henry Van Dyke

What you possess in the world will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else. But what you are will be yours forever.
- Henry Van Dyke

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
- Henry Van Dyke

Our deeds follow us and what we have been makes us what we are.
- John Dykes

Oh, I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now.
- Bob Dylan

Don't criticize what you can't understand.
- Bob Dylan


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