She should get a divorce and settle down.
- Jack Paar

Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.
- Pacal

Never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
- Clementine Paddelford

As you listen to your spirit, peace follows. So follow your spirit. Build your foundation in your heart.
- Sara Paddison

Vision enables you to glimpse into the future, to sense its hope and power, because you yourself are the means for that future's creation.
- Sara Paddison

By operating from the heart, you build a bridge of awareness from the third to the higher fourth dimension - a bridge that leads to the inner knowingness of the fifth dimension. In the fifth, awareness is guided by intuitive directives that free you from the endless cleansing and recovery of the fourth, and from the self-limiting fears and phobias of the third. Fifth dimensional intelligence provides streamlined inner efficiency - for you, me and the entire human race.
- Sara Paddison

Realize that now, in this moment of time, you are creating. You are creating your next moment. That is what's real.
- Sara Paddison

Deep listening from the heart is one half of true communication. Speaking from the heart is the other half.
- Sara Paddison

If you want to know your past life, look into your present condition; if you want to know your future, look into your present action.
- Padmisambha

Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.
- Camille Paglia

Honor is like a match, you can use it only once.
- Marcel Pagnol

My advice is to look out for engineers. They begin with sewing machines and end up with nuclear bombs.
- Marcel Pagnol

Don't look back. Something may be gaining on you.
- Satchel Paige

Never let your head hang down. Never give up and sit down and grieve. Find another way. And don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines.
- Satchel Paige

How old would you be if you didn't know how old you are?
- Satchel Paige

Independence is my happiness, and I view things as they are, without regard to place or person; my country is the world, and my religion is to do good.
- Thomas Paine

Truth is what you create it to be.
- Harry Palmer

Wise men make proverbs; fools repeat them.
- Samuel Palmer

When we come into this life, we don't really own anything. And we own nothing when we leave. It is only a lease we have during our lifetime - and it is up to us to make the most of it.
- Jerold Panas

Though it be disfigured by many defects, to whom is his own body not dear?
- Panchatantra

The more you do, the more you are.
- Angie Papadakis

You have a good and kind soul. It just doesn't match the rest of you.
- Norm Papernick

Give me the fruitful error any time, full of seeds, bursting with its own corrections. You can keep your sterile truth for yourself.
- Vilfredo Pareto

There's a helluva distance between wisecracking and wit. Wit has truth in it; wisecracking is simply calisthenics with words.
- Dorothy Parker

Fear is the most devastating of all human emotions. Man has no trouble like the paralyzing effects of fear.
- Paul Parker

Magnificent promises are always to be suspected.
- Theodore Parker

The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed.
- Gordon Parks

Whenever anyone says, "theoretically", they really mean, "not really".
- Dave Parnas

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
- Ellen Parr

At whatever stage you apologize to your wife, the answer is always the same -- "it's too late now".
- Denys Parsons

I was the first woman to burn my bra - it took the fire department four days to put it out.
- Dolly Parton

I'm not offended by all the dumb blonde jokes because I know I'm not dumb.. and I also know that I'm not blonde.
- Dolly Parton

Just for today I will be happy. Just for today I will try to live through this day only, not to tackle my whole life problem at once. I can do things for twelve hours that would appall me if I had to keep them up for a lifetime. Just for today...
- Sybyl F. Partridge

We never live, but we hope to live; and, so we are always preparing to be happy, it is inevitable we should never be so.
- Blaise Pascal

The heart has its reasons that reason cannot know.
- Blaise Pascal

Most of the evils of life arise from man's being unable to sit still in a room.
- Blaise Pascal

All miseries derive from not being able to sit quitely in a room alone.
- Blaise Pascal

It is not permitted to the most equitable of men to be a judge in his own cause.
- Blaise Pascal

Do you wish people to think well of you? Don't speak well of yourself.
- Blaise Pascal

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. They make other people good-natured. They also produce their own image on men's souls, and a beautiful image it is.
- Blaise Pascal

The human being is the weakest reed in the world, but it is a reed that thinks.
- Blaise Pascal

Happy is he who bears a god within.
- Louis Pasteur

Chance favors the prepared mind.
- Louis Pasteur

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.
- Louis Pasteur

If you think dogs can't count, try putting three dog biscuits in your pocket and then giving Fido only two of them.
- Phil Pastoret

Think enough and you won't know anything.
- Kenneth Patchen

Fortunately for themselves and for the world, nearly all men are cowards and dare not act on what they believe. Nearly all our disasters come of a few fools having the "courage of their convictions."
- Coventry Patmore

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up one's responsibility as a free man.
- Alan Paton

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
- General George Patton

Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.
- General George Patton

Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.
- General George Patton

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do, and they will suprise you with their ingenuity.
- General George S. Patton, Jr.

If everyone is thinking alike, then somebody isn't thinking.
- General George S. Patton, Jr.

The love of money is the root of all evil.
- The apostle Paul

The meaning of life is not to be discovered only after death in some hidden, mysterious realm; on the contrary, it can be found by eating the succulent fruit of the Tree of Life and by living in the here and now as fully and creatively as we can.
- Kurtz Paul

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.
- Linus Pauling

Science is the search for truth. It is not a game in which one tries to beat his opponent, to do harm to others. We need to have the spirit of science in international affairs, to make the conduct of international affairs the effort to find the right solution, the just solution of international problems, not the effort by each nation to get the better of other nations, to do harm to them when it is possible.
- Linus Pauling

If I have inside of me the stuff to make cocoons, maybe the stuff of butterflies is there, too.
- Trina Paulus

Every luxury must be paid for, and everything is a luxury, starting with being in this world.
- Cesare Pavese

Change yourself and your work will seem different.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Anybody can do just about anything with himself that he really wants to and makes up his mind to do. We are all capable of greater things than we realize.
- Norman Vincent Peale

You only lose energy when life becomes dull in your mind. Your mind gets bored and therefore tired of doing nothing. Get interested in something! Get absolutely enthralled in something! Get out of yourself! Be somebody! Do something. The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.
- Norman Vincent Peale

Part of the happiness of life consists not in fighting battles, but in avoiding them. A masterly retreat is in itself a victory.
- Norman Vincent Peale

People become really quite remarkable when they start thinking that they can do things. When they believe in themselves they have the first secret of success.
- Norman Vincent Peale

For only as we ourselves, as adults, actually move and have our being in the state of love, can we be appropriate models and guides for our children. What we are teaches the child far more than what we say, so we must be what we want our children to become.
- Joseph Chilton Pearce

I can't believe that out of 100,000 sperm, you were the quickest.
- Steven Pearl

Misquotations are the only quotations that arenever misquoted.
- Hesketh Pearson

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
- Maryon Pearson

Until you value yourself you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
- M. Scott Peck

If you attempt to live your life without ever being hurt, you won't be able to live at all, except perhaps in a very softly padded cell.
- M. Scott Peck

All my life I used to wonder what I would become when I grew up. Then, about seven years ago, I realized that I was never going to grow up - that growing is an ever ongoing process.
- M. Scott Peck

I never knew a man escape failures, in either mind or body, who worked seven days in a week.
- Sir Robert Peel

He who does not bellow out the truth when he knows the truth makes himself the accomplice of liars and forgers.
- Charles Peguy

The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful to truth must make himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable renascent errors.
- Charles Peguy

The unphilosophical majority among men are the ones most helplessly dependent on their era's dominant ideas. In times of crises these men need the guidance of some kind of theory; but, being unfamiliar with the field of ideas, they do not know that alternatives to the popular theories are possible. They know only what they have always been taught.
- Leonard Peikoff

Don't wait for love whatever you do, people can't make your dreams come true.
- Shakl Pemberton

True silence is the rest of the mind. It is to the spirit what sleep is to the body - nourishment and refreshment.
- William Penn

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.
- William Penn

Star Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it.
- William Penn

I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do for any fellow being, let me do it now as I shall not pass this way again.
- William Penn

Force may make hypocrites but it can never make converts.
- William Penn

Give me a stock clerk with a goal and I'll give you a man who will make history. Give me a man with no goals and I'll give you a stock clerk.
- J.C. Penney

Criticism is applied based solely on the emotions of the woman. If she doesn't like you, a simple smile and 'hello' can be construed as sexual harassment. If she does like you, almost any mistake will be forgiven and even thought of as 'cute.
- Eric Pepke

Our life is just like a rowing boat it some times sails smoothly, but suddenly goes through troubled water.
- Priyal Perera

Wait for that wisest of all counselors, Time.
- Pericles

Star I do my thing, and you do your thing. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you, and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
- Frederick E. Perl

Failures are like skinned knees, painful but superficial.
- H. Ross Perot

If you attempt intimacy with another person before you have done the hard work of becoming whole yourself, all relationships become an attempt to complete yourself.
- Leslie Perrot

You can't steal second base and keep your foot on first.
- Michael D. Perry

We now have a new generation of people coming up that have put their principals and their idealism on lay-away and are a few payments behind.
- Michael D. Perry

Idealism is like innocence. The more you live, the more you lose. However, you can do a lot more with idealism than you can innocence. Innocence is a state of mind; idealism is a state of being.
- Mike Perry

No matter how much you talk to your plant, if you don't water it, it's going to die.
- Mike Perry

Loyalty and diplomacy never share the same bed.
- Mike Perry

Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to the garage makes you a car.
- Laurence J. Peter

Democracy is a process by which people are free to choose the man who will get the blame.
- Laurence J. Peter

Education is the method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
- Laurence J. Peter

You can always tell a real friend; when you've made a fool of yourself he doesn't feel you've done a permanent job.
- Laurence J. Peter

In today's economy there are no experts, no 'best and brighest' with all the answers. It's up to each one of us. The only way to screw up is to not try anything.
- Thomas J. Peters

Words of encouragement fan the spark of genius into the flame of achievement.
- Wilfred A. Peterson

The key to unlocking the treasures in the art of living, the secret of adding new dimensions to your life, is simply this: Hold an adventurous mental attitude. When you look at even the humdrum with an adventurous attitude, you infuse things with the brilliant light of newness. The dull becomes bright. The darkness is lighted up. You cannot become bored when you approach everything as an adventure!
- Wilfred A. Peterson

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground. Walk with those who have ideals, with zest to help and lift, to create and contribute. Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this world better than when you found it... Associate with the creative people wherever you find them. Make friends with them, go where they are, talk with them, listen to them, be open and receptive to them, let them inspire you. Catch their attitudes, their way of thinking and living.
- Wilfred A. Peterson

You are a bundle of mysteries. Finding and conquering yourself is a lifetime task. There are unplumbed depths in you full of the rich ore of personal discovery. Explore yourself! There is power in you -- the power to change yourself and to change the world; the power to create plans, projects, movements for the common good; the power to inspire and serve.
- Wilfred A. Peterson

Your greatest power is the power to be. To be more loving. To be more courageous. To be more joyous. To be more friendly. To be more sensitive. To be more aware. To be more forgiving. To be more tolerant. To be more humble. To be more patient. To be more helpful...To be a greater human being.
- Wilfred A. Peterson

In most instances, all an argument proves is that two people are present.
- Tony Petito

Not what we have, but what we enjoy, constitutes our abundance.
- John Petit-Senn

You have to be careful about being too careful.
- Beryl Pfizer

A learned man always keeps his riches within him.
- Caius Lulius Phaedrus

Happiness must be cultivated. It is like character. It is not a thing to be safely let alone for a moment, or it will run to weeds.
- Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

Real happiness is not dependent on external things. The pond is fed from within. The kind of happiness that stays with you is the happiness that springs from inward thoughts and emotions. You must cultivate your mind if you wish to achieve enduring happiness.
- William Lyon Phelps

I love to go down to the schoolyard and watch all the little children jump up and down and run around yelling and screaming... They don't know I'm only using blanks.
- Emo Phillips

All the world's a cage.
- Jeanne Phillips

Her life was like running on a treadmill or riding on a stationary bike; it was aerobic, it was healthy, but she wasn't going anywhere.
- Julia Phillips

Queer thing, but we always think every other man's job is easier than our own. And the better he does it, the easier it looks.
- Eden Phillpotts

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
- Eden Phillpotts

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
- Pablo Picasso

If you have made mistakes, even serious ones, there is always another chance for you. What we call failure is not the falling down, but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "Failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
- Mary Pickford

If you ever become a mother, can I have one of the puppies?
- Charles Pierce

Dance is a form of trust in the body betrayed all too soon in the memory.
- Marge Piercy

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
- Charles Pierre

My advice is, follow my advice: Never forget that only you can ever fully appreciate your own true beauty. Others may try, but they so often fall short.
- Miss Piggy

When the going gets rough, you are obviously in the wrong place.
- Miss Piggy

Life is what we make it, and the world is what we make it. The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
- Albert Pike

Anything you strive to hold captive will hold you captive and if you desire freedom you must give freedom.
- Peace Pilgrim

Pure love is a willingness to give without a thought of receiving anything in return.
- Peace Pilgrim

Live in the present. Do the things that need to be done. Do all the good you can each day. The future will unfold.
- Peace Pilgrim

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world remains and is immortal.
- Albert Pine

Star Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.
- Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.
- Sir Arthur Wing Pinero

What you pursue, you don't get. But what you allow to grow slowly in its own way, comes to you.
- Rabbi Pinhas

The truth knocks on the door and you say,"Go away, I'm looking for the truth," and so it goes away. Puzzling...
- Robert M. Pirsig

The place to improve the world is first in one's own heart, head and hands.
- Robert M. Pirsig

That's the classical mind at work, runs fine inside but looks dingy on the surface.
- Robert T. Pirsig

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom.
- William Pitt

Even the greatest of men cannot rejoice in a friend's triumph without envy.
- Dr. Frank Pittman

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die out, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
- Max Planck

The most effective kind of education is that a child should play amongst lovely things.
- Plato

Teachers don't just teach; they can be vital personalities who help young people to mature, to understand the world and to understand themselves.
- Charles Platt

'He means well' is useless unless he does well.
- Plautus

A liberal is a person whose interests aren't at stake, at the moment.
- Willis Player

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
- Pliny the Elder

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
- Plutarch

Root of honesty and virtue lie in the felicity of lighting on good education.
- Plutarch

Know how to listen and you will profit even from those who talk badly.
- Plutarch

We ought not to treat living creatures like shoes or household belongings, which when worn with use we throw away.
- Plutarch

Silence at the proper season is wisdom, and better than any speech.
- Plutarch

Character is simply habit long enough continued.
- Plutarch

Man’s real life is happy, chiefly because he is ever expecting that it soon will be so.
- Edgar Allan Poe

From childhood's hour I have not been
As others were; I have not seen
As others saw; I could not bring
My passions from a common spring.
From the same source I have not taken
My sorrow; I could not awaken
My heart to joy at the same tone;
And all I loved, I loved alone.
-From "Alone", by Edgar Allen Poe

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who dream only at night.
- Edgar Allan Poe

I have no faith in human perfectability. I think that human exertion will have no appreciable effect upon humanity. Man is now only more active - not more happy - nor more wise, than he was 6000 years ago.
- Edgar Allan Poe

Science is facts. Just as houses are made of stones, so science is made of facts. But a pile of stones is not a house and a collection of facts is not necessarily science.
- Henri Poincare

The one that goes is happier Than those he leaves behind.
- Edward Pollock

When something can be read without effort, great effort has gone into its writing.
- Enrique Jardiel Poncela

For I am a Bear of Very Little Brain, and long words Bother me.
- Winnie the Pooh

He who laughs, lasts.
- Mary Pettibone Poole

Thoughts appear and disappear but they are not 'mine' so don't bother me. Let them come, and let them go. What does it matter? They are nothing to do with me.
- Poonjaji

If the vision is there, the mean will follow.
- Faith Popcorn

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.
- Anotonio Porchia

Just because everything's different doesn't mean anything's changed.
- Irene Porter

The first and most important point to remember is that eating should be a pleasure-do not eat purely for health, you won't live much longer, but it will feel like an eternity.
- Mark Porter

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little.
- Porterfield

One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
- Beilby Portus

Success is the result of perfection, hard work, learning from failure, loyalty, and persistence.
- Colin Powell

The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing.
- John Enoch Powell

The only truly happy people are those who have found someone or some cause to love and belong to.
- John Enoch Powell

We defend our dishonesty on the grounds that it may hurt another person and then, having rationalized our phoniness into nobility, we settle for superficial relationships.
- John Enoch Powell

The education of a child has to be a total development of the personality and this means that the human dimension of development is crucial. This is something which can only be done by teachers.
- Colin N. Power

If you want to make your dreams come true, the first thing you have to do is wake up.
- J.M. Power

There's no justice, there's just us.
- Terry Pratchet

Live as if everything you do will eventually be known.
- Hugh Prather

Friends will keep you sane, Love could fill your heart, A lover can warm your bed, But lonely is the soul without a mate.
- David Pratt

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
- Mentat Prayer

The Americans have need of the telephone, but we do not. We have plenty of messenger boys.
- Sir William Preece

Do something worth remembering.
- Elvis Presley

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
- Elvis Presley

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
- Leontyne Price

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
- J. B. Priestley

All the gold in the world has no significance. That which is lasting are the thoughtful acts which we do for our fellow man.
- Adolfo Prieto

Every crisis is an opportunity. Let us confront the crisis of worldwide apathy, despair and violence by taking the opportunity to join hands across this great earth on January 1, 2000 and rise together like the Phoenix from the ashes to create an active, a hopeful, a kinder civilization.
- Victoria Principal

Well, youth is the period of assumed personalities and disguises. It is the time of the sincerely insincere.
- V. S. Pritchett

If you would like to live in a community in which you may have pride, then dedicate yourself in a spirit of humility and your responsibilities in that community.
- Herbert Victor Prochnow

You may be sorry that you spoke, sorry you stayed or went, sorry you won or lost, sorry so much was spent. But as you go through life, you'll find - you're never sorry you were kind.
- Herbert Victor Prochnow

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
- Marcel Proust

Love is space and time measured by the heart.
- Marcel Proust

The real voyage of discovery consists not in seekingnew landscapes, but in having new eyes.
- Marcel Proust

You can't turn back the clock. But you can wind it up again.
- Bonnie Prudden

The only way to be absolutely safe is never to tray anything for the first time.
- Magnus Pyke

If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don't have to worry about answers.
- Thomas Pynchon


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