In my day, we didn't have self-esteem, we had self-respect, and no more of it than we had earned.
- Jane Haddam

Pursue truth and people will be true to you.
- Arthur Twining Hadley

The real cause of personal existence is not the favor of the Almighty, but the sexual love of one's earthly parents.
- Ernst Heinrich Haeckel

One regret, dear world,
That I am determined not to have
When I am lying on my deathbed
Is that I did not kiss you enough.
- Hafiz

The best way I know to win an argument is to start by being in the right.
- Lord Hailshan

I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.
- Edward Everett Hale

If you have accomplished all that you have planned for yourself, you have not planned enough.
- Edward Everett Hale

Star When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in you hand, nor can your hand pick up anything.
- Alex Haley

I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.
- J. B. S. Haldane

Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy.
- Robert Half

Punctuality is the soul of business.
- Thomas C. Haliburton

Nothing has an uglier look to us than reason, when it is not on our side.
- Lord Halifax

If none were to have Liberty but those who understand what it is, there would not be many freed Men in the world.
- Lord Halifax

There is an accumulative cruelty in a number of men, though none in particular are ill-natured.
- Lord Halifax

I want to be different. Just like all the other different people I want to be like. I want to be just like all the different people and assert my individuality along with others who are different like me.
- John S. Hall

Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
- Bishop Joseph Hall

Perfection is the child of Time.
- Bishop Joseph Hall

It is the nature of slavery to render its victims so abject that at last, fearing to be free, they multiply their own chains. You can liberate a freeman, but you cannot liberate a slave.
- Louis J. Halle

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
- Alexander Hamilton

Every person is responsible for all the good within the scope of his abilities, and for no more, and none can tell whose sphere is the largest.
- Gail Hamilton

Never 'for the sake of peace and quiet' deny your own experience or convictions.
- Dag Hammarskjold

You are merely the lens in the beam. You can only receive, give and possess the light as the lens does... You will know life and be acknowledged by it according to your degree of transparency, your capacity, that is, to vanish as an end, and remain purely as a means.
- Dag Hammarskjold

You have not done enough, you have never done enough, so long as it is still possible that you have something to contribute.
- Dag Hammarskjold

The pursuit of peace and progress cannot end in a few years in either victory or defeat. The pursuit of peace and progress, with its trials and its errors, its successes and its setbacks, can never be relaxed and never abandoned.
- Dag Hammarskjold

Forgiveness is the answer to the child's dream of a miracle by which what is broken is made whole again, what is soiled is again made clean.
- Dag Hammarskjold

If you don't have a dream, how are you going to make a dream come true?
- Oscar Hammerstein II

My young son asked me what happens after we die. I told him we get buried under a bunch of dirt and worms eat our bodies. I guess I should have told him the truth - that most of us go to Hell and burn eternally - but I didn't want to upset him.
- Jack Handy

If a kid asks where rain comes from, I think a cute thing to tell him is 'God is crying', And if he asks why God is crying, another cute thing to tell him is 'Probably because of something you did.
- Jack Handy

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with truth.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

My parents always told me that people will never know how long it takes you to do something. They will only know how well it is done.
- Nancy Hanks

Most people are paralyzed by fear. Overcome it and you take charge of your life and your world.
- Mark Victor Hansen

Life really can be so simple... You create your opportunities by asking for them.
- Patty Hansen

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.
- E.Y. Harbug

Virtue is it's own revenge.
- E.Y. Harbug

That man's silence is wonderful to listen to.
- Thomas Hardy

Pessimism...is, in brief, playing the sure game. You cannot lose at it; you may gain. It is the only view of life in which you can never be disappointed. Having reckoned what to do in the worst possible circumstances, when better arise, as they may, life becomes child's play.
- Thomas Hardy

Leaving The City Of Regrets
- Larry Harp

Apparent failure may hold in its rough shell the germs of a success that will blossom in time, and bear fruit throughout eternity.
- Frances Ellen Watkins Harper

The nice thing about egoists is that they don't talk about other people.
- Lucille S. Harper

Every man should make up his mind that if he expects to succeed, he must give an honest return for the other man's dollar.
- E. H. Harriman

Find a quiet place and listen. It should be very quiet. The only sounds you should hear is your heart beating. Listen. Peer deep down inside your heart. Do you see someone that holds a special place in your heart? Maybe they have always been there when you need them; often offered words of encouragement; taught you a lesson; comforted you when you were sick; praised you on your accomplishments. Make this their lucky day. You have the power to spread happiness today. A quick note or a kind word is all it takes to bring a smile and lasting memory to someone special today!
- Gary Harrington

Suppose that tomorrow a group of beings from another planet were to land on Earth, beings who considered themselves as superior to you as you feel yourself to be to other animals. Would they have the right to treat you as you treat the animals you breed, keep and kill for food?
- John Harris

The 3 hardest tasks in the world are neither physical feats nor intellectual achievements, but moral acts: to return love for hate, to include the excluded, and to say, "I was wrong."
- Sydney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
- Sydney J. Harris

If a small thing has the power to make you angry, does that not indicate something about your size?
- Sydney J. Harris

We Americans have no commission from God to police the world.
- Benjamin Harrison

We must do all in our power to educate the public, for I believe that in the end only a change of heart is really effective.
- Ruth Harrison

Avoid self-righteousness like the devil- nothing is so self-blinding.
- B.H. Liddell Hart

In strategy the longest way round is often the shortest way there- a direct approach to the object exhausts the attacker and hardens the resistance by compression, whereas an indirect approach loosens the defender's hold by upsetting his balance.
- B.H. Liddell Hart

The profoundest truth of war is that the issue of battle is usually decided in the minds of the opposing commanders, not in the bodies of their men.
- B.H. Liddell Hart

Helplessness induces hopelessness, and history attests that loss of hope and not loss of lives is what decides the issue of war.
- B.H. Liddell Hart

A too constant preoccupation with money may seem to indicate the lack of a proper sense of moral values, but [let] those who have always had money be without it for a while, and they will soon discover how quickly it becomes their chief concern.
- Moss Hart

The self-hatred that destroys is the waste of unfulfilled promise.
- Moss Hart

Can success change the human mechanism so completely between one dawn and another? Can it make one feel taller, more alive, handsomer, uncommonly gifted and indomitably secure with the certainty that this is the way life will always be? It can and it does!
- Moss Hart

So far as I know, anything worth hearing is not usually uttered at seven o'clock in the morning; and if it is, it will generally be repeated at a more reasonable hour for a larger and more wakeful audience.
- Moss Hart

A bird in the hand is a certainty, but a bird in the bush may sing.
- Bret Harte

The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.
- Bret Harte

The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there.
- L. P. Hartley

Almost any event will put on a new face when received with cheerful acceptance.
- Henry S. Haskins

And I said to the one who stood at the gate of the year, "Give me a light that I may tread safely into the Unknown." And he replied, "Go out into the darkness and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than light and safer than a known way."
- Minnie Haskins

The change of life is the time when you meet yourself at a crossroads and you decide whether to be honest or not before you die.
- Katharine Butler Hathaway

If I am not learning something new every day, I might as well be dead.
- Anton Haugland

The greatest Glory of a free-born People, Is to transmit that Freedom to their Children.
- William Havard

Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
- Vaclav Havel

Hope is a state of mind, not of the world. Hope, in this deep and powerful sense, is not the same as joy that things are going well, or willingness to invest in enterprises that are obviously heading for success, but rather an ability to work for something because it is good.
- Vaclav Havel

The tragedy of medern man is not that he knows less and less about the meaning of his own life, but that it bothers him less and less.
- Vaclav Havel

Hope is not the conviction that everything will turn out but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.
- Vaclav Havel

If I have accomplished anything good, then it's mainly because I've been driven by the need to know whether I can accomplish things I'm not sure I have the capacity for.
- Vaclav Havel

The only inequalities that matter begin in the mind. It is not income levels but differences in mental equipment that keep people apart, breed feelings of inferiority.
- Jacquetta Hawkes

To confine our attention to terrestrial matters would be to limit the human spirit.
- Stephen Hawking

The biggest lesson we have to give our children is truth.
- Goldie Hawn

A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Star Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

If you see in any given situation only what everybody else can see, you can be said to be so much a representative of your culture that you are a victim of it.
- S.I. Hayakawa

I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.
- Fredrich August von Hayek

Age is not important unless you're a cheese.
- Helen Hayes

What is important is that one is capable of love. It is perhaps the only glimpse we are permitted of eternity.
- Helen Hayes

If you enjoy the fragrance of a rose, you must accept the thorns which it bears.
- Isaac Hayes

I've had smarter people around me all my life, but I haven't run into one yet that can outwork me. And if they can't outwork you, then smarts aren't going to do them much good. That's just the way it is. And if you believe that and live by it, you'd be surprised at how much fun you can have.
- Woody Hayes

If you got the guts to stick it out, you are going to make it.
- Brian Hays

The ideas which now pass for brilliant innovations and advances are in fact mere revivals of ancient errors, and a further proof of the dictum that those who are ignorant of the past are condemned to repeat it.
- Henry Hazlitt

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck by the difference between what things are and what they might have been.
- William Hazlitt

If mankind had wished for what is right, they might have had it long ago.
- William Hazlitt

There are no rules for friendship. It must be left to itself. We cannot force it any more than love.
- William Hazlitt

It is well that there is no one without a fault; for he would not have a friend in the world. He would seem to belong to a different species.
- William Hazlitt

Those who make their dress a principal part of themselves, will, in general, become of no more value than their dress.
- William Hazlitt

The love of liberty is the love of others; the love of power is the love of ourselves.
- William Hazlitt

Our energy is in proportion to the resistance it meets. We attempt nothing great but from a sense of the difficulties we have to encounter; we persevere in nothing great but from a pride in overcoming them.
- William Hazlitt

To be capable of steady friendship or lasting love, are the two greatest proofs, not only of goodness of heart, but of strength of mind.
- William Hazlitt

One shining quality lends a lustre to another, or hides some glaring defect.
- William Hazlitt

Being attacked by him is like being savaged by a dead sheep.
- Dennis Healy

A large brain, like large government, may not be able to do simple things in a simple way.
- Donald O. Hebb

If you hate something thoroughly without knowing why, you can be sure there is something of it in your own nature.
- Friedrich Hebbel

The heart sees better than the eye.
- Hebrew Proverb

Trying to determine what is going on in the world by reading newspapers is like trying to tell the time by watching the second hand of a clock.
- Ben Hecht

I know that a man who shows me his wealth is like the beggar who shows me his poverty; they are both looking for alms from me, the rich man for the alms of my envy, the poor man for the alms of my guilt.
- Ben Hecht

Love is a hole in the heart.
- Ben Hecht

Lots of people know a good thing the minute the other fellow sees it first.
- Joe E. Hedges

We may affirm absolutely that nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

I am free when I am within myself.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

Reason is the substance of the universe. The design of the world is absolutely rational.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

No matter what side of the argument you are on, you always find people on your side that you wish were on the other.
- Jascha Heifetz

There is little room left for wisdom when one is full of judgment.
- Malcolm Hein

One should forgive one's enemies, but not before they are hanged.
- Heinrich Heine

Whenever books are burned men also in the end are burned.
- Heinrich Heine

God will forgive me; that's his business.
- Heinrich Heine

While we are indifferent to our good qualities, we keep on deceiving ourselves in regard to our faults, until we come to look on them as virtues.
- Heinrich Heine

Ordinarily he is insane. But he has lucid moments when he is only stupid.
- Heinrich Heine

A competent and self-confident person is incapable of jealousy in anything. Jealousy is invariably a symptom of neurotic insecurity.
- Robert A. Heinlein

An expert is someone who knows some of the worst mistakes that can be made in his subject and how to avoid them.
- Werner Karl Heisenberg

Every tool carries with it the spirit by which it has been created.
- Werner Karl Heisenberg

One's lifework... grows with the working and the living. Do it as if your life depended on it, and first thing you know, you'll have made a life out of it. A good life, too.
- Theresa Helburn

For every man who lives without freedom, the rest of us must face the guilt.
- Lilliam Hellman

Lonely people talking to each other can make each other lonelier.
- Lilliam Hellman

I cannot and will not cut my conscience to fit this year's fashions. Letter to the House Committee on Un-American Activities.
- Lilliam Hellman

I do not believe in recovery. The past, with its pleasures, its rewards, its foolishness, its punishments, is there for each of us forever, and it should be.
- Lilliam Hellman

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
- Lilliam Hellman

People change and forget to tell eachother.
- Lilliam Hellman

Unconditional love and unconditional acceptance bring simplicity to the complexity of life.
- Sarah-Fiona Helme

Every man without passion has within him no principle of action, nor motive of act.
- Claude Adrien Helvetius

Star Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
- Ernest Hemingway

When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace.
- Jimi Hendrix

If God grants me longer life, I will see to it that no peasant in my kingdom will lack the means to have a chicken in the pot every Sunday.
- Henri IV of France

The seeds of great discoveries are constantly floating around, but they only take root in minds well prepared to receive them.
- Joseph Henry

Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God! I know not what course others may take but as for me; give me liberty or give me death!
- Patrick Henry

Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect every one who approaches that jewel. Unfortunately, nothing will preserve it but downright force. Whenever you give up that force, you are inevitably ruined.
- Patrick Henry

Are we at last brought to such a humiliating and debasing degradation, that we cannot be trusted with arms for our own defence? Where is the difference between having our arms in our own possession and under our own direction, and having them under the management of Congress? If our defence be the_real_object of having those arms, in whose hands can they be trusted with more propriety, or equal safety to us, as in our own hands?
- Patrick Henry

The great object is, that every man be armed. [...] Every one who is able may have a gun.
- Patrick Henry

It is natural for a man to indulge in the illusions of hope. We are apt to shut out eyes against a painful truth and listen to the song of that siren, till she transforms into beasts.
- Patrick Henry

To do what others cannot do is talent. To do what talent cannot do is genius.
- Will Henry

I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.
- Audrey Hepburn

If you always do what interests you, at least one person is pleased.
- Katharine Hepburn

Plain women know more about men than beautiful ones do. But beautiful women don't need to know about men. It's the men who have to know about beautiful women.
- Katharine Hepburn

Sometimes I wonder if men and women really suit each other. Perhaps they should live next door and just visit now and then.
- Katharine Hepburn

Men who love wisdom should acquaint themselves with a great many particulars.
- Heraclitus

Evil witnesses are eyes and ears of men, if they have souls that do not understand their language.
- Heraclitus

Everything flows and nothing abides; everything gives way and nothing stays fixed.
- Heraclitus

The road uphill and the road downhill are one and the same.
- Heraclitus

From out of all the many particulars comes oneness, and out of oneness come all the many particulars.
- Heraclitus

A dry soul is wisest and best.
- Heraclitus

He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
- Herbert

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- Herbert

Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past me, I will turn to see fear's path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
- Bene Gesserit litany from "Dune" by Frank Herbert

Beyond a critical point within a finite space, freedom diminishes as numbers increase...the human question is not how many can possibly survive within the system, but what kind of existence is possible for those who do survive.
- Frank Herbert

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
- Frank Herbert

Every judgment teeters on the brink of error. To claim absolute knowledge is to become monstrous. Knowledge is an unending adventure at the edge of uncertainty.
- Frank Herbert

Without danger you cannot get beyond danger.
- George Herbert

Nobody can contribute to the best of humanity who does not make the best out of himself.
- Johann Gottfried Herder

A woman's mind is cleaner than a man's. She changes it more often.
- Oliver Herford

Star You need someone silent and sincere. Someone that, if needed, will pray for you or fight for you. If you have someone that can laugh and cry with you, then you can say: I have a friend.
- Toon Hermans

When I stand at the bed of a dead man, I allways feel the lessen man.
- Toon Hermans

We forfill the days of our lives by doing all sorts of things. That is fine, but we must not overlook the day itself. For the day is a gift. First comes the gift, and afterwards you see what you can do with it.
- Toon Hermans

Lord, I have no answer to Your wonders. Thinking or knowing doesn't bring me one step further. Your secrets are unconprehensable, but Your love is as clear as water.
- Toon Hermans

Breath: Prair is the breath of my soul, enlightning the fire of my heart. It's the warmth in my life.
- Toon Hermans

I've been searching for days, for the exact red for this rose. Yet I don't have the color, that He chose.
- Toon Hermans

All man's gains are fruit of venturing.
- Herodotus

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we antipicate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- Herodotus

You must know defeat before you can appreciate victory.
- Chris Herrera

Young man: Be honest; train yourself for useful work; love God.
- Milton S. Hershey

My basic principle is that you don't make decisions because they are easy; you don't make them because they are cheap; you don't make them because they're popular; you make them because they're right.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- Theodore M. Hesburgh

Wonder rather than doubt is the root of knowledge.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
- Abraham Joshua Heschel

If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isn't part of ourselves doesn't disturb us.
- Hermann Hesse

Often it is the most deserving people who cannot help loving those who destroy them.
- Hermann Hesse

When dealing with the insane, the best method is to pretend to be sane.
- Hermann Hesse

Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.
- Hermann Hesse

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.
- Hermann Hesse

The best things in life are never rationed. Friendship, loyalty, love do not require coupons.
- George T. Hewitt

The neer to the church, the further from God.
- John Heywood

Better late than never. (c.1565)
- John Heywood

If at first you don't succeed, try, try, try again.
- William E. Hickson

Do not waste a minute -- not a second -- in trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself, you cannot vindicate it.
- Thomas Wentworth Higginson

Great men are rarely isolated mountain-peaks; they are the summits of ranges.
- Thomas Wentworth Higginson

We sometimes get all the information, but we refuse to get the message.
- Cullen Hightower

Faith is building on what you know is here, so you can reach what you know is there.
- Cullen Hightower

Someone receives a promotion, gets an important assignment, makes a major discovery, or moves into the president's office. "He's lucky," an envious person remarks. "He gets the breaks; they're always in his favor." In reality, luck or the breaks of life had little or nothing to do with it. So-called "luck" usually is found at the exact point where preparation meets opportunity. For a time, an individual may get ahead by "pull," but eventually someone with push will displace him. Success is not due to a fortuitous concourse of stars at our birth, but to a steady trail of sparks from the grindstone of hard work each day.
- Kenneth Hildebrand

No accurate thinker will judge another person by that which the other person's enemies say about him.
- Napoleon Hill

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
- Napoleon Hill

There is always room for those who can be relied upon to delivery the goods when they say they will.
- Napoleon Hill

It is always your next move.
- Napoleon Hill

You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things -- to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.
- Sir Edmund Hillary

Mount Everest, you beat me the first time, but I'll beat you the next time. Because, you've grown all you are going to grow... but I'm still growing!
- Sir Edmund Hillary

It's not the mountain that we conquer, but ourselves.
- Sir Edmund Hillary

What is hateful to thyself do not do to another. That is the whole Law, the rest is Commentary.
- Hillel

It's fine to believe in ourselves, but we mustn't be too easily convinced.
- Burton Hillis

If you are doing your best, you will not have to worry about failure.
- Robert S. Hillyer

Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
- Conrad Hilton

If you forgive people enough you belong to them, and they to you, whether either person likes it or not squatter's rights of the heart.
- James Hilton

The war against prejudice, greed and ignorance is eternal, and those who dedicate themselves to it give their lives no less because they may live to see some fraction of their battle won.
- James Hilton

One of the best ways to worship God is simply to be happy.
- Traditional Hindu Expression

When an elephant is in trouble even a frog will kick him.
- Hindu proverb

There is nothing noble in being superior to some other person. True nobility comes from being superior to your previous self.
- Hindu proverb

Nature acts without masters.
- Hippocrates

Seeing a murder on television...will help work off one's antagonisms. And if you haven't any antagonisms, the commercials will give you some.
- Alfred Hitchcock

A good film is when the price of the dinner, the theatre admission and the babysitter were worth it.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
- Alfred Hitchcock

Money spent on myself may be a millstone about my neck; money spent on others may give me wings like the angels.
- Roswell Dwright Hitchcock

There is no such thing as truth.
- Adolph Hitler

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
- Adolph Hitler

An evil exists that threatens every man, woman and child of this great nation," ... ... "We must take steps to ensure our domestic security and protect our homeland.
- Adoph Hitler, writing about creation of the Gestapo in Nazi Germany

Good men extend their pity, even unto the most despicable animals. The moon doth not withhold the light, even from the cottage of a Chandala (outcast).
- Hitopadesa (Hindu)

The zoo is a prison for animals who have been sentenced without trial and I feel guilty because I do nothing about it. I wanted to see an oyster-catcher, so I was no better than the people who caged the oyster-catcher for me to see.
- Russell Hoban

Silence is sometimes an argument of Consent.
- Thomas Hobbes

I am about to take my last voyage, a great leap in the dark.
- Thomas Hobbes's last words

It is not love of self but hatred of self which is at the root of the troubles that afflict our world.
- Eric Hoffer

Avoid all needle drugs - the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon.
- Abbie Hoffman

Almost everyone who has read history in a more than casual manner knows that when the great figure of God appears in a controversy, the shooting cannot be far off.
- Stewart H. Holbrook

The most precious possession that ever comes to a man in this world is a woman's heart.
- Josiah G. Holland

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.
- Josiah G. Holland

Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women.
- Nicole Hollander

It is well to remember that the entire universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others.
- John Andrew Holmes

Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.
- John Andrew Holmes

There is no better exercise for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.
- John Andrew Holmes

To have doubted one's own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

Man's mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimensions.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

If I had a formula for bypassing trouble, I wouldn't pass it around. Wouldn't be doing anybody a favor. Trouble creates a capacity to handle it. I don't say embrace trouble. That's as bad as treating it as an enemy. But I do say, meet it as a friend, for you'll see a lot of it and had better be on speaking terms with it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To be 70 years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be 40 years old.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Life is an end in itself, and the only question as to whether it is worth living is whether you have had enough of it.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I have no respect for the passion of equality, which seems to me merely idealizing envy.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

The riders in a race do not stop when they reach the goal. There is a little finishing canter before coming to a standstill. There is time to hear the kind voices of friends and say to oneself, The work is done.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

To obtain a man's opinion of you, make him mad.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience.
- Victoria Holt

If what you did yesterday seems big, you haven't done anything today.
- Lou Holtz

If you don't make a total commitment to whatever you're doing, then you start looking to bail out the first time the boat starts leaking. It's tough enough getting that boat to shore with everybody rowing, let alone when a guy stands up and starts putting his life jacket on.
- Lou Holtz

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
- Lou Holtz

Don't tell your problems to people: eighty percent don't care; and the other twenty percent are glad you have them.
- Lou Holtz

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.
- Lou Holtz

Be all that you can be. Find your future - as a teacher.
- Madeline Fuchs Holzer

Success is 99 percent failure.
- Soichiro Honda

If you hire only those people you understand, the company will never get people better than you are. Always remember that you often find outstanding people among those you don't particularly like.
- Soichiro Honda

The unicorn is a very fierce beast with only one horn. To capture it a virgin maid is placed in the field. The unicorn approaches her, and resting in her lap, is so taken.
- Bishop Honorius

But who would rush at a benighted man, and give him two black eyes for being blind?
- Thomas Hood

Everyone who remembers his own educational experience remembers teachers, not methods and techniques.
- Sidney Hook

Blessed are the young, for they shall inherit the national debt.
- Herbert Clark Hoover

We are in danger of developing a cult of the Common Man, which means a cult of mediocrity.
- Herbert Clark Hoover

Peace is not made at the Council table or by treaties, but in the hearts of men.
- Herbert Clark Hoover

Wisdom oftentimes consists of knowing what to do next.
- Herbert Clark Hoover

Justice is incidental to law and order.
- J. Edgar Hoover

If you haven't got any charity in your heart, you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
- Bob Hope

I love flying. I've been to almost as many places as my luggage.
- Bob Hope

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it.
- Bob Hope

Genius is an infinite capacity for taking pains.
- Jane Hopkins

Getting in touch with your true self must be your first priority.
- Tom Hopkins

If there is no God, who pops up the next Kleenex?
- Art Hoppe

Do it. It is easier to ask forgiveness than to gain permission.
- Grace Hopper.

You had to stand in line to hate him.
- Hedda Hopper

The human race afraid of nothing, rushes on through every crime.
- Horace

What has this unfeeling age of ours left untried, what wickedness has it shunned?
- Horace

Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.
- Horace

Often you must turn your stylus to erase, if you hope to write anything worth a second reading.
- Horace

Rule your mind or it will rule you.
- Horace

Dare to begin! He who postpones the hour of living is like the rustic who waits for the river to run out before he crosses.
- Horace

Why do you hasten to remove anything which hurts your eye, while if something affects your soul you postpone the cure until next year?
- Horace

A word once let out of the cage cannot be whistled back again.
- Horace

Star We don't need to increase our goods nearly as much as scaling down our wants. Not wanting some thing is as good as possessing it.
- Donald Horban

It's not the load that breaks you down, it's the way you carry it.
- Lena Horne

None of us can boast about the morality of our ancestors. The records do not show that Adam and Eve were married.
- Edgar Watson Howe

No woman ever falls in love with a man unless she has a better opinion of him than he deserves.
- Edgar Watson Howe

When a friend is in trouble, don't annoy him by asking if there is anything you can do. Think up something appropriate and do it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles, you won't have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
- Edgar Watson Howe

People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they can't do.
- Edgar Watson Howe

I think I am better than the people who are trying to reform me.
- Edgar Watson Howe

As a man handles his troubles during the day, he goes to bed at night a General, Captain or Private.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The way to keep a cat is to try to chase it away.
- Edgar Watson Howe

The average man's judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.
- Edgar Watson Howe

Some people stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
- William Dean Howells

He is happiest who hath power to gather wisdom from a flower.
- Mary Howitt

Space isn't remote at all. It's only an hour's drive away if your car could go straight upwards.
- Fred Hoyle

The schools of the country are its future in miniature.
- Tehyi Hsieh

The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing that you will make one.
- Elbert Hubbard

Honesty pays, but it doesn't seem to pay enough for some people.
- F.M. Hubbard

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
- Kin Hubbard

The only way to entertain some folks is to listen to them.
- Kin Hubbard

Beauty is only skin deep, but it is a valuable asset if you are poor or have not any sense.
- Kin Hubbard

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.
- Kin Hubbard

Some people pay a compliment as if they expected a receipt.
- Kin Hubbard

So far, I haven't heard of anybody who wants to stop living on account of the cost.
- Kin Hubbard

Some folks seem to have descended from the chimpanzee later than others.
- Kin Hubbard

The camera never lies, but it would be justified in lots of instances.
- Kin Hubbard

There is a condition worse than blindness, and that is, seeing something that isn't there.
- L. Ron Hubbard

A fellow doesn't last long on what he has done. He's got to keep on delivering as he goes along.
- Carl Hubbell

Security is not the meaning of my life. Great opportunities are worth the risk.
- Shirley Hufstedler

Star Hold fast to dreams for if dreams die, life is a broken winged bird that cannot fly.
- Langston Hughes

Sometimes, even if a woman no longer wants you in her arms, she wants you in her heart.
- Langston Hughes

Star The supreme happiness of life is the conviction of being loved for yourself, or, more correctly, being loved in spite of yourself.
- Victor Hugo

The freedoms of self-sufficiency and independence taste especially sweet, especially after one has felt the yoke of nepotism... and the knife of hypocrisy.
- Gordon Hull

Just as 'a picture is worth a thousand words,' the cropping of the picture will determine what those words shall be.
- Gordon Hull

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- Gordon Hull

A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
- David Hume

It is seldom that any liberty is lost all at once.
- David Hume

Beauty in things lies in the mind which contemplates them.
- David Hume

Compassion is not weakness, and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
- Hubert Humphrey

Life's unfairness is not irrevocable; we can help balance the scales for others, if not always for ourselves.
- Hubert Humphrey

Our greatest songs are still unsung.
- Hubert Humphrey

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
- Hungarian Proverb

Somewhere between the basic minimum and the absolute maximum, one can find a happy medium by exercising temperance, but while exercising temperance, he shouldn't be excessive because he might slip into a state OD apathetic indifference.
- Robert F. Hunter

Be pleasant every morning until ten o'clock. The rest of the day will take care of itself.
- Col. William C. Hunter

Love, I find, is like singing. Everyone can do enough to satisfy themselves, though it may not impress the neighbors as being very much.
- Zora Neale Hurston

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
- Robert Maynard Hutchins

Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.
- Robert Maynard Hutchins

Vegetarianism is harmless enough, though it is apt to fill a man with wind and self righteousness.
- Robert Maynard Hutchins

When you give away a little piece of your heart, you're giving away the only thing you can give away, which, after you do, you got more left than you had before you gave some of it away.
- Don Hutson

Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored.
- Aldous Huxley

Sit down before fact as a little child, be prepared to give up every preconceived notion, follow humbly wherever and to whatever abyss nature leads, or you shall learn nothing.
- Thomas Henry Huxley


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