Star There is no security on this earth, there is only opportunity.
- General Douglas MacArthur

No man is entitled to the blessings of freedom unless he be vigilant in its preservation.
- General Douglas MacArthur

We are not retreating - we are advancing in the other direction.
- General Douglas MacArthur

From the Far East I send you one single thought, one sole idea -- written in red on every beachhead form Australia to Tokyo -- There is no substitute for victory!
- General Douglas MacArthur

In war there is no substitute for victory.
- General Douglas MacArthur

Build me a son, O Lord, who will be strong enough to know when he is weak, and brave enough to face himself when he is afraid, one who will be proud and unbending in honest defeat, and humble and gentle in victory.
- General Douglas MacArthur

I promise to keep on living as though I expected to live forever. Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years. People grow old by deserting their ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up wrinkles the soul.
- General Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die, they just fade away.
- General Douglas MacArthur

The measure of a man's real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.
- Thomas Macaulay

We cannot prove that those are in error who tell us that society has reached a turning point, that we have seen our best days. But so said all before us, and with just as much reason. On what principle is it that, when we see nothing but improvement behind us, we are to expect nothing but deterioration before us?
- Thomas Macaulay

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved.
- George MacDonald

Science itself, therefore, may be regarded as a minimal problem, consisting of the completest possible presentment of facts with the least possible expenditure of thought.
- Ernst Mach

Luck is the pure product of man's sheer ignorance of the world and his undying need to come to a conclusion.
- Mike MacHenry

Men are more apt to be mistaken in their generalizations than in their particular observations.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast, that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

How perilous it is to free a people who deserve slavery.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, and one by one.
- Charles Mackay

The smallest effort is not lost. Each wavelet on the ocean tost aids the ebb-tide or the flow; Each rain-drop makes some floweret blow; Each struggle lessens human woe.
- Charles Mackay

Are you worried about pressure? I look at it this way: Pressure is having to do something you are not totally prepared to do.
- Harvey Mackay

Beware of the naked man who offers you his shirt.
- Harvey Mackay

Being rich isn't about money. Being rich is a state of mind. Some of us, no matter how much money we have, will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.
- Harvey Mackay

The person who knows how to laugh at himself will never cease to be amused.
- Shirley Maclaine

The more I traveled the more I realized that fear makes strangers of people who should be friends.
- Shirley Maclaine

I could be whatever I wanted to be if I trusted that music, that song, that vibration of God that was inside of me.
- Shirley Maclaine

He is as good as his word - and his word is no good.
- Seamus MacManus

He is free who knows how to keep in his own hand the power to decide, at each step, the course of his life, and who lives in a society which does not block the exercise of that power.
- Salvador de Madariaga

I would rather fight with my hands than my tongue.
- Dolly Madison

Wherever the real power in a government lies, there is the danger of oppression. In our Government the real power lies in the majority of the community...
- James Madison

We have staked the whole future of American civilization not upon the power of government; far from it. We have staked the future of all of our political institutions upon the capacity of each and all of us to govern ourselves according to the ten commandments of God.
- James Madison

The finest gift you can give anyone is encouragement. Yet, almost no one gets the encouragement they need to grow to their full potential. If everyone received the encouragement they need to grow, the genius in most everyone would blossom and the world would produce abundance beyond our wildest dreams.
- Sidney Madwed

The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition, the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Do we not all spend the greater part of our lives under the shadow of an event that has not yet come to pass?
- Maurice Maeterlinck

Our worth is determined by the good deeds we do, rather than by the fine emotions we feel.
- Elias L. Magoon

Don't think there are no crocodiles because the water is calm.
- Malayan Proverb

You can't separate peace from freedom, because no one can be at peace unless he has his freedom.
- Malcolm X

How many pessimists end up by desiring the things they fear, in order to prove that they are right.
- Robert Mallet

I'll always be number 1 to myself.
- Moses Malone

One cannot create an art that speaks to men when one has nothing to say.
- Andre Malraux

The attempt to force human beings to despise themselves is what I call hell.
- Andre Malraux

Often the difference between a successful man and a failure is not one's better abilities or ideas, but the courage that one has to bet on his ideas, to take a calculated risk-and to act.
- Maxwell Maltz

Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your hand-break on.
- Maxwell Maltz

Stand up to crises. Don't let them throw you! Fight to stay calm... even surmount the crisis completely and turn it into an opportunity. Refuse to renounce your self-image. No matter what happens, you must keep your good opinion of yourself. No matter what happens, you must hold your past successes in your imagination, ready for showing in the motion picture screen of your mind. No matter what happens, no matter what you lose, no matter what failures you must endure, you must keep faith in yourself. Then you can stand up to crises, with calm and courage, refusing to buckle; then you will not fall through the floor. You will be able to support yourself.
- Maxwell Maltz

I am not afraid to Die. I Just dont want to Die in vain.
- John Mamo

To succeed in life you need to be three main things - original, innoavative and creative.
- John Mamo

People are always telling you to never get to close to a person, you never know for how long he/she will be with you. But if you don't become as close as possible you wown't know how much more you could have loved it other. Love is a risk worth taking.
- John Mamo

Happy is the man with a wife to tell him what to do and a secretary to do it.
- Lord Mancroft

After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb. I have taken a moment here to rest, to steal a view of the glorious vista that surrounds me, to look back on the distance I have come. But I can rest only for a moment, for with freedom comes responsibilities, and I dare not linger, for my long walk is not yet ended.
- Nelson Mandela

Let there be work, bread, water and salt for all.
- Nelson Mandela

I will smile at friend and foe alike and make every effort to find, in him or her, a quality to praise, now that I realize the deepest yearning of human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
- Og Mandino

My days of whining and complaining about others have come to an end. Nothing is easier than fault finding. All it will do is discolor my personality so that none will want to associate with me. That was my old life. No more.
- Og Mandino

Remind thyself, in the darkest moments, that every failure is only a step toward success, every detection of what is false directs you toward what is true, every trial exhausts some tempting form of error, and every adversity will only hide, for a time, your path to peace and fulfillment.
- Og Mandino

To do anything truly worth doing, I must not stand back shivering and thinking of the cold and danger, but jump in with gusto and scramble through as well as I can.
- Og Mandino

Realize that true happiness lies within you. Waste no time and effort searching for peace and contentment and joy in the world outside. Remember that there is no happiness in having or in getting, but only in giving. Reach out. Share. Smile. Hug. Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
- Og Mandino

Few things are necessary to make the wise man happy while no amount of material wealth would satisfy a fool. I am not a fool.
- Og Mandino

We are always beginning to live, but are never living.
- Manilius

Logic is a systematic method of coming to the wrong conclusion with confidence.
- Manly's Maxim

If evil is inevitable, how are the wicked accountable? Nay, why do we call men wicked at all? Evil is inevitable, but is also remediable.
- Horace Mann

Lost, yesterday, somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.
- Horace Mann

A teacher who is attempting to teach without inspiring the pupil with a desire to learn is hammering on a cold iron.
- Horace Mann

Teachers teach because they care. Teaching young people is what they do best. It requires long hours, patience and care.
- Horace Mann

Listening is a form of accepting.
- Stella Terill Mann

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
- Thomas Mann

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking things.
- Marya Mannes

Lie down and listen to the crabgrass grow, the faucet leak, and learn to leave them so.
- Marya Mannes

I always felt that the great high privilege, relief and comfort of friendship was that one had to explain nothing.
- Katherine Mansfield

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.
- Katherine Mansfield

I never knew a person who suffered from overwork. There are many, however, who suffered from too much ambition, and not enough action.
- James Mantague

You never have to wait long, or look far, to be reminded of how thin the line is between being a hero or a goat.
- Mickey Mantle

Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
- Maori proverb

There is a wonderful mythical law of nature that the three things we crave most in life - happiness, freedom and peace of mind - are always attained by giving them to someone else.
- Peyton Conway March

We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.
- Orison Sweet Marden

Talk happiness. The world is sad enough without your woe.
- Orison Sweet Marden

There is genius in persistence. It conquers all opposers. It gives confidence. It annihilates obstacles. Everybody believes in a determined man. People know that when he undertakes a thing, the battle is half won, for his rule is to accomplish whatever he sets out to do.
- Orison Sweet Marden

We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it, including the thorns.
- Orison Sweet Marden

We live in an age when pizza gets to your home before police.
- Jeff Marder

Trust that still, small voice that says, "This might work and I'll try it."
- Diane Mariechild

Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.
- Joshua J. Marine

He drew a circle that shut me out
Heretic, rebel, a thing to flout.
But Love and I had the wit to win!
We drew a circle that took him in.
- Edwin Markham

As adults, we must ask more of our children than they know how to ask of themselves. What can we do to foster their open-hearted hopefulness, engage their need to collaborate, be an incentive to utilize their natural competency and compassion...show them ways they can connect, reach out, weave themselves into the web of relationships that is called community.
- Dawna Markova

How long will they kill our prophets while we stand aside and look?
- Bob Marley

Nature that framed us of four elements, warring within our breasts for regiment, doth teach us all to have aspiring minds.
- Christopher Marlowe

Virtue is the fount whence honour springs.
- Christopher Marlowe

The successful people are the ones who can think up stuff for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
- Don Marquis

A different world cannot be built by indifferent people.
- Peter Marshall

Let us not be content to wait and see what will happen, but give us the determination to make the right things happen.
- Peter Marshall

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
- Peter Marshall

None of us has gotten where we are solely by pulling ourselves up from our own bootstraps. We got here because somebody bent down and helped us.
- Thurgood Marshall

You're not drunk if you can lie on the floor without holding on.
- Dean Martin

A kiss may not be the truth, but it is what we wish were true.
- Steve Martin

You know "that look" women get when they want sex? Me neither.
- Steve Martin

What office is there which involves more responsibility, which requires more qualifications, and which ought, therefore, to be more honorable, than that of teaching?
- Harriet Martineau

I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception.
- Groucho Marx

From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs.
- Karl Marx

The Communists have no need to introduce free love; it has existed almost from time immemorial.
- Karl Marx

One can go back toward safety or forward toward growth.
- Abraham Maslow

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be.
- Abraham Maslow

When the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.
- Abraham Maslow

When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty.
- George Mason

I have enough $$ to last me a lifetime, unless I buy something.
- Jackie Mason

It's no longer a question of staying healthy. It's a question of finding a sickness you like.
- Jackie Mason

The richest man in the world is not the one who still has the first dollar he has ever earned. It's the man who still has his best friend.
- Martha Mason

When one's own problems are unsolvable and all best efforts are frustrated, it is lifesaving to listen to other people's problems.
- Suzanne Massie

Star There are flowers everywhere, for those who bother to look.
- Henri Matisse

The difficulties, hardships and trials of life, the obstacles... are positive blessings. They knit the muscles more firmly, and teach self-reliance.
- William Matthews

It is an illusion that youth is happy, an illusion of those who have lost it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Often we allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. We lose many irreplaceable hours brooding over grievances that, in a year's time, will be forgotten by us and by everybody. No, let us devote our life to worthwhile actions and feelings, to great thoughts, real affections and enduring undertakings.
- André Maurois

The difficult part in an argument is not to defend one’s opinion, but rather to know it.
- André Maurois

Few are they who have never had the chance to achieve happiness - and fewer those who have never taken that chance.
- André Maurois

One of the finest virtues is generosity - a quality characteristic of the person who thinks more highly of others than he does of himself.
- D. Malcolm Maxwell

Deeds of violence in our society are performed largely by those trying to establish their self-esteem, to defend their self-image, and to demonstrate that they, too, are significant.
- Rollo May

It is highly significant, and indeed almost a rule, that moral courage has its source in identification through one's own sensitivity with the suffering of one's fellow human beings.
- Rollo May

Violence arises not out of superfluity of power but out of powerlessness.
- Rollo May

I have never known a man who died from overwork, but many who died from doubt.
- Charles H. Mayo

Teachers have been, are and will be the essential pillars of education and therefore of our future.
- Federico Mayor

We cannot enter a learning society, an education age, without giving teachers the recognition they deserve.
- Federico Mayor

Mathematics is as little a science as grammar is a language.
- Ernst Mayr

Life is simply the reification of the process of living.
- Ernst Mayr

Our understanding of the world is achieved more effectively by conceptual improvements than by discovery of new facts...
- Ernst Mayr

Star The tragedy of life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
- Benjamin Mays

If you have a great ambition, take as big a step as possible in the direction of fulfilling it. The step may only be a tiny one, but trust that it may be the largest one possible for now.
- Mildred McAfee

All people who respond to a situation with love for those involved become models of transformation and provide for all others the supportive presence of their own transforming love.
- David McArthur

Giving to oneself in love is as much an expression of true giving as giving to another.
- David McArthur

Love does not only transform our mental/emotional nature, it also involves the physical system of our body which goes through profound changes as well.
- David McArthur

I touch the future. I teach.
- Christa McAuliffe

Ambition is a poor excuse for not having sense enough to be lazy.
- Charlie McCarthy

A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.
- David McCord

This defeat has taught me a lesson, but I'm not quite sure what it is.
- John McEnroe

Practical people would be more practical if they would take a little more time for dreaming.
- J. P. McEvoy

People don't seem to realize that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.
- William McFee

The more noise a man or a motor makes the less power there is available.
- W. R. McGeary

Sticks and stones are hard on bones, aimed with angry art, words can sting like anything but silence breaks the heart.
- Phyllis McGinley

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

You need to listen to your body because your body is listening to you.
- Dr. Phil McGraw

You wouldn't worry so much about what someone else is thinking about you if you knew how seldom they do.
- Dr. Phil McGraw's Father

Accept the pain, cherish the joys, resolve the regrets; then can come the best of benedictions... "If I had my life to live over, I'd do it all the same."
- Joan McIntosh

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
- David O. McKay

Let us realize that the privilege to work is a gift, that power to work is a blessing, that love of work is success.
- David O. McKay

Every now and then you run across radiantly attractive people and you're delighted to find they adore you, till you realize that they adore just about everybody -- and that's what's made them radiantly attractive.
- Mignon McLaughlin

No one really listens to anyone else, and if you try it for a while you will see why.
- Mignon McLaughlin

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
- Mignon McLaughlin

It is important to our friends to believe that we are unreservedly frank with them, and important to friendship that we are not.
- Mignon McLaughlin

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
- Marshall McLuhan

Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America-not on the battlefields of Vietnam.
- Marshall McLuhan

The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.
- Marshall McLuhan

Yes, risk-taking is inherently failure-prone. Otherwise it would be called sure-thing-taking.
- Tim McMahon

..it may be that there is no God, that "the existence of all that is beautiful and in any sense good is but the accidental and ineffective byproduct of blindly swirling atoms," that we are alone in a world that cares nothing for us or for the values that we create and sustain--that we and they are here for a moment only, and gone, and that eventually there will be left no trace of us in the universe. "A man may well believe that this dredful thing is true. But only the fool will say in his heart that he is glad that it is true."
- Sterling M. McMurrin

I want to get the structural problems out of the way first, so I can get to what matters more.
- John McPhee

The amount of power freed by telling yourself you no longer choose to put energy into something can be remarkable. Be prepared for extra energy.
- Peter McWilliams

If you change the belief first, changing the action is easier.
- Peter McWilliams

No matter what you do, no matter how stupid, dumb or damaging you judge it to be, there is a lesson to be learned from it. No matter what happens to you, no matter how unfair, inequitable or wrong, there's something you can take from the situation and use for your advancement.
- Peter McWilliams

Love may be what keeps the world spinning 'round, but friendship is what keeps us from throwing ourselves off it.
- David R. Mead

One of the oldest human needs is to have someone to wonder where you are when you don't come home at night.
- Margaret Mead

Star Never doubt that a small group of committed people can chage the world - indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.
- Margaret Mead

As the traveler who has once been from home is wiser than he who has never left his own doorstep, so a knowledge of one other culture should sharpen our ability to scrutinize more steadily, to appreciate more lovingly, our own.
- Margaret Mead

If we are to achieve a richer culture, rich in contrasting values, we must recognize the whole gamut of human potentialities, and so weave a less arbitrary social fabric, one in which each diverse human gift will find a fitting place.
- Margaret Mead

The most extraordinary thing about a really good teacher is that he or she transcends accepted educational methods.
- Margaret Mead

I had no reason to doubt that brains were suitable for a woman. And as I had my father's kind of mind-which was also his mother's-I learned that the mind is not sex-typed.
- Margaret Mead

Your paradigm is so intrinsic to your mental process that you are hardly aware of its existence, until you try to communicate with someone with a different paradigm.
- Donella Meadows

I'll Never Return
- Meena

One common mistake is to think that one reality is THE reality. You must always be prepared to leave one reality for a greater one.
- Mother Meera

Don't be so humble, you're not that great.
- Golda Meir

I can honestly say that I was never affected by the question of the success of an undertaking. If I felt it was the right thing to do, I was for it regardless of the possible outcome.
- Golda Meir

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either.
- Golda Meir

Not being beautiful was the true blessing… Not being beautiful forced me to develop my inner resources. The pretty girl has a handicap to overcome.
- Golda Meir

You must govern the clock, not be governed by it.
- Golda Meir

A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked.
- Bernard Meltzer

The woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except those who sang best.
- Bernard Meltzer

If you have learned how to disagree without being disagreeable, then you have discovered the secrete of getting along -- whether it be business, family relations, or life itself.
- Bernard Meltzer

But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
- Herman Melville

He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.
- Herman Melville

That is the whole trouble with being a heretic. One usually must think out everything for oneself.
- Aubrey Menan

Imagine the Creator as a low comedian, and at once the world becomes explicable.
- Henry Louis Mencken

If you know the point of balance, You can settle the details. If you can settle the details, You can stop running around. Your mind will become calm. If your mind becomes calm, You can think in front of a tiger. If you can think in front of a tiger, You will surely succeed.
- Mengzi Meng-Tse

Love cures people -- both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.
- Dr. Karl Menninger

Love is a medicine for the sickness of the world; a prescription often given, too rarely taken.
- Dr. Karl Menninger

What's done to children, they will do to society.
- Dr. Karl Menninger

A fellow must know where he wants to go, if he is going to get anywhere. It is so easy just to drift along. Some people go through school as if they thought they were doing their families a favor. On a job, they work along in a humdrum way, interested only in their salary check. They don't have a goal. When anyone crosses them up, they take their marbles and walk out. The people who go places and do things make the most of every situation. They are ready for the next thing that comes along on the road to their goal. They know what they want and are willing to go an extra mile.
- William Menninger

Any place I hang my hat is home.
- Johnny Mercer

The Space Age is shrinking distances between us on the planet and in the universe with irreversible momentum, bringing us ever closer to each other. We will eventually live in the intimacy of a village. A village lives by the harmonious cooperation of its people - to share in the digging of a well or the reaping of a harvest or the education of its children. So I believe the Peace of the Millennium is inevitable - and I celebrate it!
- Burgess Meredith

We cannot be happy if we expect to live all the time at the highest peak of intensity. Happiness is not a matter of intensity, but of balance and order and rhythm and harmony.
- Thomas Merton

Not all people are called to be hermits, but all people need enough silence and solitude in their lives to enable the deep inner voice of their own true self to be heard at least occasionally.
- Thomas Merton

It is only after living a fair portion of one's life that one really knows what are the things that matter, the things that will remain unto the end.
- Esther Meynell

Life is thirst.
- Leonard Michaels

Lord, grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
- Michelangelo

If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all.
- Michelangelo

Genius is eternal patience.
- Michelangelo

The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.
- Michelangelo

If sex is such a natural phenomenon, how come there are so many books on how to do it.
- Bette Midler

My idea of superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.
- Bette Midler

The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.
- Bette Midler

God always provides what we need, but we must be ready to open our eyes and see it.
- The Midrash

Ask yourself whether you are happy, and you will cease to be so.
- John Stewart Mill

The perpetual obstacle to human advancement is custom.
- John Stuart Mill

If all mankind were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, then he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind.
- John Stuart Mill

Men do not desire merely to be rich, but to be richer than other men.
- John Stuart Mill

Success, instead of giving freedom of choice, becomes a way of life. There's no country I've been to where people, when you come into a room and sit down with them, so often ask you, "What do you do?" And, being American, many's the time I've almost asked that question, then realized it's good for my soul not to know. For a while! Just to let the evening wear on and see what I think of this person without knowing what he does and how successful he is, or what a failure. We're ranking everybody every minute of the day.
- Arthur Miller

If man evolved from apes why do we still have apes?
- Dennis Miller

High school kids are entering the job market with an education that barely qualifies them to run the Tilt-A-Whirl at the traveling carnival. Even those fortunate enough to graduate from Ivy-League schools, well, they go to write movie scripts about, guess what...stupid people.
- Dennis Miller

On Feminists: You know what I want? I want to live in a world where women are allowed to fail as badly as men and then get a better job and a raise just like men. And I’m hoping you’ll remember that I said that and I was always on your side ‘cause I don’t wanna be hurt in the coming revolution. And by the way, don’t you all look sexy in your little uniforms?
- Dennis Miller

Here in Los Angeles, Bank of America has a new policy. Now if you even so much as think about your bank account, you owe them two dollars.
- Dennis Miller

One hundred KKK demonstrators were shouted down by nearly two hundred anti-Klan protesters at a rally in Indiana last week. A spokesman for the Klan said that it’s hard to get your message of intellectual superiority across when you’re out-numbered three to one like that.
- Dennis Miller

A "Million Woman March" is being planned for mid-June in Los Angeles and I think that’s a great idea. And hey ladies, while you’re all up, can you get us a beer?
- Dennis Miller

Bogus hundred dollar bills are being passed in West Virginia. The redesigned hundreds have several anti-counterfeit measures built in, but none of them came into play once people found out you could fool convenience store clerks by drawing an extra zero on a ten.
- Dennis Miller

Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation... The other eight are unimportant.
- Henry Miller

When one is trying to do something beyond his known powers it is useless to seek the approval of friends. Friends are at their best in moments of defeat.
- Henry Miller

If men cease to believe that they will one day become gods then they will surely become worms.
- Henry Miller

Our own physical body possesses a wisdom which we who inhabit the body lack. We give it orders which make no sense.
- Henry Miller

The real leader has no need to lead -- he is content to point the way.
- Henry Miller

The moment one gives close attention to any thing, even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.
- Henry Miller

The Bible contains six admonishments to homosexuals and 362 admonishments to heterosexuals. That doesn't mean that God doesn't love heterosexuals. It's just that they need more supervision.
- Henry Miller

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.
- Olin Miller

If logic tells you that life is a meaningless accident, don't give up on life. Give up on logic.
- Shira Millgrom

Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy.
- Spike Milligan

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making discoveries.
- A.A. Milne

What I say is that, if a fellow really likes potatoes, he must be a pretty decent sort of fellow.
- A.A. Milne

Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
- A.A. Milne

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.
- A.A. Milne

None can love freedom but good men; the rest love not freedom, but license, which never hath more scope than under tyrants.
- John Milton

Truth...never comes into the world but like a Bastard, to the ignominy of him that brought her forth.
- John Milton

There is no truth sure enough to justify persecution.
- John Milton

I hate careless flattery, the kind that exhausts you in your effort to believe it.
- Wilson Milzner

A fellow who is always declaring he's no fool usually has his suspicions.
- Wilson Milzner

Be nice to people on your way up because you'll need them on your way down.
- Wilson Milzner

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
- Wilson Milzner

You're a mouse studying to be a rat.
- Wilson Milzner

A good listener is not only popular everywhere, but after a while he knows something.
- Wilson Milzner

He's the only man I ever knew who had rubber pockets so he could steal soup.
- Wilson Milzner

Failure has gone to his head.
- Wilson Milzner

Reality is something you rise above.
- Liza Minnelli

The first thing a genius needs is to breath free air.
- Ludwig von Mises

As people we commit ourselves to making this world a happy and peaceful planet for all its inhabitants and pledge our unfailing support. We therefore join all other countries in promoting January 1, 2000 as a day of peace, ushering the dawn of a new millennium - a millennium of peace.
- Keith C. Mitchell

Death and taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them.
- Margaret Mitchell

The usual masculine disillusionment in discovering that a woman has a brain.
- Margaret Mitchell

The world of learning is so broad, and the human soul is so limited in power! We reach forth and strain every nerve, but we seize only a bit of the curtain that hides the infinite from us.
- Maria Mitchell

Besides learning to see, there is another art to be learned - not to see what is not.
- Maria Mitchell

Who speaks reason to his fellow man bestows it upon them.
- Richard Mitchell

We should...be able to see that our interest would be best served not by asking the state to promulgate our values but by forbidding the state to promulgate any values at all. If the state can espouse some value that we love, it can, with equal justice, espouse others we do not love.
- Richard Mitchell

When we find ourselves wondering about the meaning of conditions and events, its always useful to ask, who profits?
- Richard Mitchell

If you cannot be the master of your language, you must be its slave. If you cannot examine your thoughts, you have no choice but to think them, however silly they may be.
- Richard Mitchell

There is no other way to judge the work of a mind except through its words.
- Richard Mitchell

If you're too busy to help those around you succeed, you're too busy.
- Bob Moawad

A man's treatment of money is the most decisive test of his character -- how he makes it and how he spends it.
- James Moffatt

To overcome evil with good is good, to resist evil by evil is evil.
- Mohammed

The friend of all humanity is not to my taste.
- Molière

It is not what we do, but also what we do not do, for which we are accountable.
- Molière

There is no praise to beat the sort that you can put in your pocket.
- Molière

One should eat to live, not live to eat.
- Molière

Those who danced where thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.
- Angela Monet

I perhaps owe having become a painter to flowers.
- Claude Monet

Man knows in the end that he is alone in the indifferent immensity of the Universe from which he has emerged by chance. Neither his destiny nor his duty is written down anywhere.
- Jacques Lucien Monod

I've been on a calendar but I have never been on time.
- Marilyn Monroe

The personal defeat by human beings is constituted by the difference between what one was capable of becoming and what one has in fact become.
- Ashley Montagu

I endeavor to be wise when I cannot be merry, easy when I cannot be glad, content with what cannot be mended and patient when there is no redress.
- Elizabeth Montagu

How many things served us yesterday for articles of faith, which today are fables to us!
- Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

Expect problems and eat them for breakfast.
- Alfred A. Montapert

The monument of a great man is not of granite or marble or bronze. It consists of his goodness, his deeds, his love and his compassion.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
- Alfred A. Montapert

Life's a dance you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, sometimes you follow.
- John Micheal Montgomery

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man I've met.
- Dwight Moody

The most vigilant self-criticism of course is necessary, but the time comes when the artist must tell himself he is good or he will go under.
- Gerald Moor

Reality can destroy the dream; why shouldn't the dream destroy reality?
- George Moore

The only lack or limitation is in your own mind.
- N. H. Moos

Star Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off the goal.
- Hannah More

The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.
- Thomas More

Beware the conversationalist who adds 'in other words'. He is merely starting afresh.
- Robert Morely

A man generally has two reasons for doing a thing. One that sounds good, and a real one.
- J.Pierpoint Morgan

If we discovered that we had only five minutes left to say all that we wanted to say, every telephone booth would be occupied by people calling other people to stammer that they loved them.
- Christopher Morley

Star There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity.
- Christopher Morley

A right without an attendant responsibility is as unreal as a sheet of paper which has only one side.
- Felix Morley

Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
- John Morley

No man is lonely while eating spaghetti.
- Robert Morley

He who has nothing to die for has nothing to live for.
- Moroccan Proverb

We have an opportunity to live in joy. Do not postpone happiness until the debts are settled and relationships rearranged. Joy doesn't exist out in the world somewhere; we find it inside.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

Some of us treat life like a spectator sport, never budging from the sidelines. As children of God, we are destined for something greater. You are the one through whom God can love and create magnificence. Step onto the field of your own life.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

Dare to choose the highest form of living. Dare to live in open, honest, unconditional love.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

How is love going to show itself through you? Consider knocking at love's door and asking, "Who is it that you want me to contact? Who needs me to reach out to them this week?" And someone will occur to you. It may be someone from your past with which you've become estranged, or it may be the person closest to you whom you've taken for granted. Send a card. Write a letter. Make a phone call. Let that person know he or she matters and has made a difference in your life.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

You block your dream when you allow your fear to grow bigger than your faith.
- Rev. Mary Manin Morrissey

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There's far less competition.
- Dwight Morrow

It is a glorious privilege to live, to know, to act, to listen, to behold, to love. To look up at the blue sky; to see the sun sink slowly beyond the line of the horizon; to watch the worlds come twinkling into view, first one by one, and the myriads that no man can count, and lo! the universe is white with them; and you and I are here.
- Marco Morrow

Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have.
- Doris Mortman

Just because you made a mistake doesn't mean you are a mistake.
- Georgette Mosbacher

Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.
- Grandma Moses

I was taught that everything is attainable if you’re prepared to give up, to sacrifice, to get it. Whatever you want to do, you can do it, if you want it badly enough and I do believe that. I believe that if I wanted to run a mile in four minutes I could do it. I would have to give up everything else in life, but I could run a mile in four minutes. I believe that if a man wanted to walk on water and was prepared to give up everything else in life, he could do that.
- Stirling Moss

Something which we think is impossible now will not be impossible in another decade.
- Constance Baker Motley

Righteousness is good morality, and wrongdoing is that which wavers in your soul and which you dislike people finding out about.
- Saying of the Prophet Muhammad

What is the duty of the teacher if not to inspire?
- Bharati Mukherjee

Nothing is really lost. It's just where it doesn't belong.
- Suzanne Mueller

To forgive is the highest, most beautiful form of love. In return, you will receive untold peace and happiness.
- Robert Muller

'If Kathy leaves her house in Albany heading for Syracuse, 90 miles away, at a speed of 60 miles per hour, and Peter Jay leaves Syracuse heading for Albany at a speed of 55 miles per hour, where will Kathy and Peter Jay arrive at the same place?' Who the hell cares? Kathy and Peter Jay won't be able to get together anyway.
- Ray Mungo

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves tons of explanation.
- H. H. Munroe

We need a moral philosophy in which the concept of love, so rarely mentioned now by philosophers, can once again be made central.
- Iris Murdoch

The average beast of prey is a decent creature who merely kills for the sake of food or in a fight against an enemy. It is only man who calls killing "sport" and kills for the pleasure of killing; not for food, not for self-defense, but just to satisfy some primitive instinct, once necessary and now perverted.
- Gilbert Murray

We must not confuse dissent with disloyalty.
- Edward R. Murrow

I am entirely persuaded that the American public is more reasonable, restrained and mature than most of the broadcast industry's planners believe. Their fear of controversy is not warranted by the evidence.
- Edward R. Murrow

Everyone is a prisoner of his own experiences. No one can eliminate prejudices - just recognize them.
- Edward R. Murrow

We proclaim ourselves, as indeed we are, the defenders of freedom--what's left of it--but we cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
- Edward R. Murrow

We will not walk in fear, one of another. We are not descended from fearful men, not from men who feared to write, to speak, to associate and to defend causes which were for the moment unpopular. This is no time . . . to keep silent.
- Edward R. Murrow


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