The way I do anything is the way I do everything.
- Carol LaCroix

Where fear is present, wisdom cannot be.
- Lactantius

The mind of which we are unaware is aware of us.
- R.D. Laing

There is no need for temples, no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple - my philosophy is kindness.
- Dalai Lama

Star My religion is very simple, my religion is kindness.
- Dalai Lama

Love and compassion are the true religion to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.
- Dalai Lama

Any girl can be glamorous. All you have to do is stand still and look stupid.
- Hedy Lamarr

He is mad, bad and dangerous to know.
- Lady Caroline Lamb

The greatest pleasure I have known is to do good action by stealth, and to have it found out by accident.
- Charles Lamb

Nothing puzzles me more than the time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less.
- Charles Lamb

Some people have a knack of putting upon you gifts of no real value, to engage you to substantial gratitude. We thank them for nothing.
- Charles Lamb

The architecture of our future is not only unfinished; the scaffolding has hardly gone up.
- George Lamming

A businessman’s judgment is no better than his information.
- R. P. Lamont

Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come. You wait and watch and work: you don't give up.
- Anne Lamott

One never realizes how much and how little he knows until he starts talking.
- Louis L'Amour

The best of all things is to learn. Money can be lost or stolen, health and strength may fail, but what you have committed to your mind is yours forever.
- Louis L'Amour

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
- Louis L'Amour

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before - it takes something from him.
- Louis L'Amour

The backbone of joy is adventure.
- Benjamin Lanard

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
- Ann Landers

Class is an aura of confidence that is being sure without being cocky. Class has nothing to do with money. Class never runs scared. It is self-discipline and self-knowledge. It's the sure-footedness that comes with having proved you can meet life.
- Ann Landers

One of the secrets of a long and fruitful life is to forgive everybody every night you go to bed.
- Ann Landers

It takes no more time to be courteous than to be rude.
- Ann Landers

Opportunities are usually disguised as hard work, so most people don't recognize them.
- Ann Landers

Honesty is the best policy, but insanity is a better defense.
- Steve Landesberg

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- L. E. Landon

Somebody ought to tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit every minute of every day. Do it, I say, whatever you want to do, do it now.
- Michael Landon

We are no longer happy as soon as we wish to be happier.
- Landor

Kindness in ourselves is the honey that blunts the sting of unkindness in another.
- Landor

The happy person is the one who finds occasions for joy at every step. He does not have to look for them, he just finds them.
- Ossian Lang

Two men look out through the same bars: One sees the mud, and one the stars.
- Frederick Langbridge

Star Rare is the person who can weigh the faults of others without putting his thumb on the scales.
- Byron J. Langenfield

All things in the world come from being. And being comes from non-being.
- Lao-Tzu

Some of the world's greatest feats were accomplished by people not smart enough to know they were impossible.
- Doug Larson

An optimist thinks this is the best of all worlds. A pessimist fears the same may be true.
- Doug Larson

A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.
- Doug Larson

If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing pole.
- Doug Larson

The surprising thing about young fools is how many survive to become old fools.
- Doug Larson

Do not lengthen the quarrel while there is an opportunity of escaping.
- Latin Proverb

A man is not where he lives, but where he loves.
- Latin Proverb

By learning you will teach; by teaching you will learn.
- Latin proverb

If there is no wind, row.
- Latin proverb

The pyramids will not last a moment compared with the daisy.
- D. H. Laurence

The art of drawing conclusions from experiments and observations consists in evaluating probabilities and in estimating whether they are sufficiently great or numerous enough to constitute proofs. This kind of calculation is more complicated and more difficult than it is commonly thought to be...
- Antoine Lavoisier

Experience is the worst teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.
- Vernon Law

Art-speech is the only truth. An artist is usually a damned liar, but his art, if it be art, will tell you the truth of his day.
- D. H. Lawrence

I hold that the parentheses are by far the most important parts of a non-business letter.
- D. H. Lawrence

And what's romance? Usually, a nice little tale where you have everything As You Like It, where rain never wets your jacket and gnats never bite your nose and it's always daisy-time.
- D. H. Lawrence

The great virtue in life is real courage that knows how to face facts and live beyond them.
- D. H. Lawrence

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dream with open eyes, to make it possible.
- T. E. Lawrence

Nuclear waste is a heavy burden to lay on our children and their children and their children's children and their children's children's children and their children's children's children's children...
- Rufina M. Laws

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
- Frank Leahy

People don't ask for facts in making up their minds. They would rather have one good, soul-satisfying emotion than a dozen facts.
- Robert Keith Leavitt

Humility is no substitute for a good personality.
- Fran Lebowitz

The opposite of talking is not listening. The opposite of talking is waiting.
- Fran Lebowitz

Life is something to do when you can't get to sleep.
- Fran Lebowitz

Do not, on a rainy day, ask your child what he feels like doing, because I assure you that what he feels like doing, you won't feel like watching.
- Fran Lebowitz

If you're going to America, bring your own food.
- Fran Lebowitz

Children ask better questions than do adults. "May I have a cookie?" "Why is the sky blue?" "What does a cow say?" are far more likely to elicit a cheerful response than "Where's your manuscript?" "Why haven't you called?" and "Who's your lawyer?""
- Fran Lebowitz

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

Prolong human life only when you can shorten its miseries.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

People find life entirely too time-consuming.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

Value your words. Each one may be the last.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

Some people like to understand what they believe in, while others like to believe in what they understand.
- Stanislaw J. Lec

Physics isn't a religion. If it were, we'd have a much easier time raising money.
- Leon Lederman

Ever since I was a child I have had this instinctive urge for expansion and growth. To me, the function and duty of a quality human being is the sincere and honest development of one's potential.
- Bruce Lee

The past is an illusion. You must learn to live in the present and accept yourself for what you are now. What you lack in flexibility and agility you must make up with knowledge and constant practice.
- Bruce Lee

Defeat is a state of mind. No one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality. To me, defeat in anything is merely temporary, and its punishment is but an urge for me to greater effort to achieve my goal. Defeat simply tells me that something is wrong in my doing; it is a path leading to success and truth.
- Bruce Lee

I'm a philosophy major. That means I can think deep thoughts about being unemployed.
- Bruce Lee

The world does not pay for what a person knows. But it pays for what a person does with what he knows.
- Laurence Lee

Star A man: who, knowing his whole true self, cannot be used or possessed by any power other than himself, and whose life therefore is lived for life's sake and never in service of ruin, or pain, or hatred, or the dark.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Love does not just sit there, like a stone; it had to be made, like bread, remade all the time, made new.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Morning comes whether you set the alarm or not.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
- Ursula K. LeGuin

Disclaimer: If anyone disagrees with anything I say, I am quite prepared to not only retract it, but also to deny under oath I ever said it.
- Tom Lehrer

I know that there are people who do not love their fellow man, and I hate people like that!
- Tom Lehrer

I wish people who have trouble communicating would just shut up.
- Tom Lehrer

I'm not into working out. My philosophy: No pain, no pain.
- Carol Leifer

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
- Robert Leighton

If you think it's hard to meet new people, try picking up the wrong golf ball.
- Jack Lemmon

When is the time for love to be born?
The inn is full on the planet earth.
And by greed & pride the sky is torn -
Yet Love still takes the risk of birth.
- Madeleine L'Engle

God is a concept by which we measure our pain.
- John Lennon

Life is what happens to us while we're making other plans.
- John Lennon

Star Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

We've got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can't just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it's going to get on by itself. You've got to keep on watering it. You've got to really look after it and nurture it.
- John Lennon

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the designated driver.
- Jay Leno

The difference between pornography and erotica is lighting.
- Gloria Leonard

There's nothing wrong with you that reincarnation won't cure.
- Jack E. Leonard

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt.
- Max Lerner

Somehow life doesn't always pay off to those who are most insistent.
- Max Lerner

When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - ourselves.
- Eda LeShan

Most of us are pretty good at keeping promises to others and pretty bad at keeping promises to ourselves.
- Lawrence LeShan

The great secret that all old people share is that you really haven't changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes, but you don't change at all. And that, of course, causes great confusion.
- Doris Lessing

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something you've understood all your life, but in a new way.
- Doris Lessing

He who doesn't lose his wits over certain things has no wits to lose.
- Gotthold Lessing

A good teacher is one who helps you become who you feel yourself to be. A good teacher is also one who says something you won't understand until ten years later.
- Julius Lester

Wickedness may prosper for awhile, but in the long run, he that sets all the knaves at work will pay them.
- L'Estrange

Science when well digested is nothing but good sense and reason.
- Stanislaw I Leszczynski

Fall is my favorite season in Los Angeles, watching the birds change color and fall from the trees.
- David Letterman

I envy people who drink - at least they know what to blame everything on.
- Oscar Levant

Happiness is not something you experience, it's something you remember.
- Oscar Levant

Every time I look at you I get a fierce desire to be lonesome.
- Oscar Levant

Insanity is hereditary; you can get it from your children.
- Sam Levenson

Lead us not into temptation. Just tell us where it is; we'll find it.
- Sam Levenson

You must learn from the mistakes of others. You can't possibly live long enough to make them all yourself.
- Sam Levenson

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.
- Aaron Levenstein

The greatest sin is not to be filled with joy.
- Rabbi Leveratov

All major weaknesses have been exposed, analyzed, and replaced with new weaknesses.
- Bruce Leverett

She could carry off anything; and some people said that she did.
- Ada Leverson

It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end.
- Primo Levi

All revolutions... have been led by persons who knew oppression well, but not on their own skin.
- Primo Levi

Ask a man which way he is going to vote, and he will probably tell you. Ask him, however, why, and vagueness is all.
- Bernard Levin

Buddha left a road map,
Jesus left a road map,
Krishna left a road map,
Rand McNally left a road map.
But you still have to travel the road yourself.
- Stephen Levine

He is a fine friend. He stabs you in the front.
- Leonard Louis Levinson

One of the virtues of the very young is that you don't let facts get in the way of your imaginatio.
- Sam Levinson

The wise man doesn't give the right answers, he poses the right questions.
- Claude Levi-Strauss

Don't feast off other peoples thoughts, unless they are seasoned with Joy.
- Michael Levy

If you want to truly understand something, try to change it.
- Kurt Lewin

Sex is like eating...Sometimes you have fast food, and sometimes you eat a gourmet meal.
- Monica Lewinsky

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
- Carl Lewis

The Future is something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.
- Clive Staples Lewis

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope, soft underfoot, without sudden turnings, without milestones, without signposts.
- Clive Staples Lewis

She's the sort of woman who lives for others -- you can tell the others by their hunted expression.
- Clive Staples Lewis

Star You only live once - but if you work it right, once is enough.
- Joe E. Lewis

There is no greater compliment to the Jews than the fact that the degree of their unpopularity is always the scientific measure of the cruelty and silliness of the regime under which they live.
- Sinclair Lewis

What you said hurt me very much. I cried all the way to the bank.
- Liberace

Everyone is a genius at least once a year. The real geniuses simply have their bright ideas closer together.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

What is the good of drawing conclusions from experience? I don't deny we sometimes draw the right conclusions, but don't we just as often draw the wrong ones?
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Human beings love company even if it is only that of a small burning candle.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

Get your mind accustomed to doubting and your heart to being conciliatory.
- Georg Christoph Lichtenberg

I've been on so many blind dates, I should get a free dog.
- Wendy Liebman

The beginning of love is at the end of resistance.
- Danielle Light

In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true.
- John Lilly

Ambition has one heel nailed in well, though she stretch her fingers to touch the heavens.
- William Lilly

Teachers have an enormous role to play in the education of not only the students but the education of the nation. They are surrogate mothers. They're social workers, lawyers, doctors. They're practically everything in the community.
- Ruth Limerick

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.
- Abraham Lincoln

If you let yourself be absorbed completely, if you surrender completely to the moments as they pass, you live more richly those moments.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

By and large, mothers and housewives are the only workers who do not have regular time off. They are the great vacationless class.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Lost time was like a run in a stocking. It always got worse.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

It is characteristic of all movements and crusades that the psychopathic element rises to the top.
- Robert Lindner

The little things are most worthwhile -- quiet word, a look, a smile.
- Margaret Lindsey

This very moment is a seed from which the flowers of tomorrow's happiness grow.
- Margaret Lindsey

While one person hesitates because he feels inferior, the other is busy making mistakes and becoming superior.
- Henry C. Link

Moral education, as I understand it, is not about inculcating obedience to law or cultivating self-virtue, it is rather about finding within us an ever-increasing sense of the worth of creation. It is about how we can develop and deepen our intuitive sense of beauty and creativity.
- Andrew Linzey

The smashing of idols is in itself such a preoccupation that it is almost impossible for the iconoclast to look clearly into a future when there will not be many idols left to smash.
- Walter Lippmann

Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.
- Walter Lippmann

Many a time I have wanted to stop talking and find out what I really believed.
- Walter Lippmann

Sometimes life is like a roller coaster, when you'd really rather be on the Ferris wheel. When you feel that big drop coming hold on, enjoy the ride, and remember that life is a great adventure.
- Heidi Listug

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
- Jon Lithgow

There will be a tomorrow that exists without me. And I know that. When that day arrives, I want this world to have seen greater beauty because I existed. I want my life to have meant something. I want this world to be brighter. I want this world to be happier. I want people to have smiled more and to have laughed more because I've spent time here. I want others to have seen and felt the uniqueness of my spirit. And if I accomplish that, when my soul does move on and my gift stays here and makes just one ripple. I will look down and I will smile. I will smile wide.
- Mike Litman

As you're reading this, you're life's
getting shorter. It's ticking away.

I'm not saying this to frighten you. Or even scare you.
Though it may. I'm saying this to you to awaken you.

To inspire you. To rise you out of you're deep slumber.
To really know you won't live forever.
To share your unique gifts.
To ignite your great inner fire.

To ignite your great inner strength.
To ignite your great inner light.
To shine.
Brightly shine.

To ignite your great inner beauty. To motivate.
Yourself and others.
To love. Yourself and others.

To paint. To write. To teach. To innovate. To sing.
To dance. To care. To feel. To listen. To learn. To laugh.
The clock's ticking. The world needs you.
Make your move.

- Mike Litman

The best known evil is the most tolerable.
- Titus Livy

We fear things in proportion to our ignorance of them.
- Titus Livy

In difficult situations, when hope seems feeble, the boldest plans are safest.
- Titus Livy

New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.
- John Locke

Learning I think is the least part of education.
- John Locke

Every man has a property in his own person. This nobody has a right to, but himself.
- John Locke

Reading furnishes the mind only with materials for knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
- John Locke

No man's knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
- John Locke

We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi

If you aren't fired with enthusiasm, you will be FIRED with enthusiasm.
- Vince Lombardi

The spirit, the will to win, and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
- Vince Lombardi

Where others have hearts, he carries a tumor of rotten principles.
- Jack London

I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
- Jack London

Star Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand well.
- Jack London

You enemy is never a villain in his own eyes. Keep this in mind, it may offer a way to make him your friend. If not, you can kill him without hate--and quickly.
- Lazarus Long

If it can't be expressed in figures, it is not science; it is opinion.
- Lazarus Long

Love is sunshine, hate is shadow, life is checkered shade and sunshine.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
- Cassius Longinus

If you can't say anything good about someone, sit right here by me.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

I have a simple philosophy. Fill what's empty. Empty what's full. Scratch where it itches.
- Alice Roosevelt Longworth

When I dare to be powerful... to use my strength in the service of my Vision, then it becomes less and less important whether I am afraid.
- Andre Lorde

There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love. When you learn to tap into this source, you will truly have defeated age.
- Sophia Loren

The average person thinks he isn't.
- Father Larry Lorenzoni

It's good to have money and the things that money can buy, but it's good, too, to check once in a while and make sure that you haven't lost things that money can't buy.
- George Horace Lorimer

Putting off an easy thing makes it hard, and putting off a hard thing makes it impossible.
- George Horace Lorimer

Love is like a game with secret rules played on an invisible board.
- Brooke Lorren

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
- Elizabeth Love

The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown.
- H. P. Lovecraft

The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.
- H. P. Lovecraft

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
- Samuel Lover

What is my life really about? When I put my feet on the floor in the morning, what is this day really for?
- Cata Low

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient.
- James Russel Lowell

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
- James Russel Lowell

Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
- James Russel Lowell

One thorn of experience is worn a whole wilderness of warning.
- James Russel Lowell

A very little thing, a little worm, or hourglass-blazoned spider, it is said, Can kill a tiger.
- Robert Lowell

If we see light at the end of the tunnel,
It's the light of the oncoming train.
- Robert Lowell

If it jams - force it.
If it breaks, it needed replacing anyway.
- Lowery's Law

What is a playboy? It is usually someone who is getting more sex than you are.
- Victor Lownes

There are very few people who don't become more interesting when they stop talking.
- Mary Lowry

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- Sir John Lubbock

Star Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the sky, is by no means a waste of time.
- Sir John Lubbock

There are two words for everything.
- E.V. Lucas

I have noticed that people who are late are often so much jollier than the people who have to wait for them.
- E.V. Lucas

Everything is, in the end, fiction.
- George Lucas

A small trouble is like a pebble. Hold it too close to your eye and it fills the whole world and puts everything out of focus. Hold it at a proper distance and it can be examined and properly classified. Throw it at your feet and it can be seen in its true setting, just one more tiny bump on the pathway of life.
- Celia Luce

Censorship, like charity, should begin at home, but unlike charity, it should end there.
- Clare Boothe Luce

No good deed goes unpunished.
- Clare Boothe Luce

The speed of the leader determines the rate of the pack.
- Wayne Lukas

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.
- Martin Luther

As the best wine doth make the sharpest vinegar, so the deepest love turneth to the deadliest hate.
- John Lyly

After three days, fish and guests stink.
- John Lyly

Want to release your potential? Help others release theirs.
- Pat Lynch

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead.
- Robert Lynd

The only graceful way to accept an insult is to ignore it; if you can't ignore it, top it. If you can't top it, laugh at it. If you can't laugh at it, it's probably deserved.
- John Russell Lynes, Jr.

The art of acceptance is the art of making someone who has just done you a small favor wish that he might have done you a greater one.
- Russell Lynes

Camouflage is a game we all like to play, but our secrets are as surely revealed by what we want to seem to be as by what we want to conceal.
- Russell Lynes

If, something is nothing then nothing is something.
- Lawrence James Lyons

When the people have no tyrant, their own public opinion becomes one.
- Lord Lytton


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