A patriot must always be ready to defend his country against his government.
- Edward Abbey

The first key to wisdom is constant and frequent questioning, for by doubting we are led to question and by questioning we arrive at the truth.
- Peter Abelard

I never said I had no idea about most of the things you said I had no idea about.
- Elliot Abrams

To love someone, you would have to have Hate them. To hate them, you would have to have cared for them. And to Care for them, you would have to have Loved them.
- Christopher Acedillo

A bad day only comes in your own hands.
- Christopher Acedillo

Never fear the unknown, fear only the everlasting.
- Christopher Acedillo

Life after death can neither pronunciate time nor fear.
- Christopher Acedillo

Without friends is no water, without a family is no blood, and without a mind is no body.
- Christopher Acedillo

How would we know how much a person made a difference in our lives if we never experienced the time without them? We ignore its possibilities, accept its presence and prepare for what is yet to come. Let us learn to give gratitude for what speaks the softest.
- Christopher Acedillo

Intelligence lies within a creative mind, Not extensive memory.
- Christopher Acedillo

The only simularities in this world is how everything is different.
- Christopher Acedillo

We are marveled how sand can simply slip from our fingers and how easily it is swallowed by the sea.
- Christopher Acedillo

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
- Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

Learn as much by writing as by reading.
- Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

By liberty I mean the assurance that every man shall be protected in doing what he believes is his duty, against the influence of authority and majorities, custom and opinion.
- Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

Liberty is not the power of doing what we like, but the right of being able to do what we ought.
- Lord (John Emerich Edward Dalberg) Acton

Remember all men would be tyrants if they could. If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies we are determined to foment a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice, or representation.
- Abigail Adams

There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.
- Ansel Adams

Rulers do not reduce taxes to be kind. Expediency and greed create high taxation, and normally it takes an impending catastrophe to bring it down.
- Charles Adams

In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry, and is generally considered to have been a bad move.
- Douglas Adams

What this country needs is a good five-cent nickel.
- Frank Adams

Note how good you feel after you have encouraged someone else. No other argument is necessary to suggest that never miss the opportunity to give encouragement.
- George Matthew Adams

We can accomplish almost anything within our ability if we but think that we can!
- George Matthew Adams

We cannot waste time. We can only waste ourselves.
- George Matthew Adams

Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of facts.
- Henry Brooks Adams

A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell, where his influence stops.
- Henry Brooks Adams

No man means all he says, and yet very few say all they mean, for words are slippery and thought is viscous.
- Henry Brooks Adams

One friend in a lifetime is much; two are many; three are hardly possible. Friendship needs a certain parallelism of life, a community of thought, a rivalry of aim.
- Henry Brooks Adams

Chaos often breeds life, when order breeds habit.
- Henry Brooks Adams

We combat obstacle in order to get repose, and, when got, the repose is insupportable.
- Henry Brooks Adams

A psychiatrist is a fellow who asks you a lot of expensive questions your wife asks for nothing.
- Joey Adams

This would be the best of all possible worlds, if there were no religions in it.
- John Adams

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist, and believed blind eternal fate, I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
- John Adams

The question before the human race is, whether the God of nature shall govern the world by his own laws, or whether priests and kings shall rule it by fictitious miracles.
- John Adams

Liberty can no more exist without virtue and independence, than the body can live and move without a soul.
- John Adams

Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.
- John Quincy Adams

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games.
- Scott Adams

Nothing defines humans better than their willingness to do irrational things in the pursuit of phenominally unlikely payoffs.
- Scott Adams

Reporters are faced with the daily choice of painstakingly researching stories or writing whatever people tell them. Both approaches pay the same.
- Scott Adams

Thoroughly to teach another is the best way to learn for yourself.
- Tryon Adams

Knowledge is, indeed, that which, next to virtue, truly and essentially raises one man above another.
- Joseph Addison

Arguments out of a pretty mouth are unanswerable.
- Joseph Addison

Star Three grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.
- Joseph Addison

Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
- Joseph Addison

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Our real blessings often appear to us in the shape of pains, losses and disappointments.
- Joseph Addison

I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude.
- Joseph Addison

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison

A man should always consider how much he has more than he wants...
- Joseph Addison

We all live under the same sky, but we do not all have the same horizon.
- Konrad Adenauer

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression. It is possible to lie, and even to murder with the truth.
- Alfred Adler

It is easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
- Alfred Adler

A lie would have no sense unless the truth were felt dangerous.
- Alfred Adler

All books will become light in preportion as you find light in them.
- Mortimer J. Adler

Good art is not what it looks like, but what it does to us.
- Roy Adzak

In few men is it part of nature to respect a friend's prosperity without begrudging him.
- Aeschylus

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
- Aeschylus

Any excuse will serve a tyrant.
- Aesop

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
- Aesop

We often despise what is most useful to us.
- Aesop

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
- Aesop

An oak and a reed were arguing about their strength. When a strong wind came up, the reed avoided being uprooted by bending and learning with the gusts of wind. But the oak stood firm and was torn up by the roots.
- Aesop

Every truth has two sides. It is well to look at both before we commit ourselves to either side.
- Aesop

Be content with your lot; one cannot be first in everything.
- Aesop

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
- Aesop

Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors.
- African Proverb

Much silence makes a powerful noise.
- African Proverb

There are 40 kinds of lunacy, but only one kind of common sense.
- African Proverb

Only a fool tests the depth of the water with both feet.
- African Proverb

It isn't necessary to be rich and famous to be happy. It's only necessary to be rich.
- Alan Alda

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

There isn't enough darkness in all the world to snuff out the light of one little candle.
- Robert Alden

Civilization rests on a set of promises; if the promises are broken too often, the civilization dies, no matter how rich it may be, or how mechanically clever. Hope and faith depend on the promises; if hope nd faith go, everything goes.
- Herbert Agar

The English instinctively admire any man who has no talent and is modest about it.
- James Agate

Making mistakes simply means you are learning faster.
- Weston H. Agor

Hate has a reason for everything. But love is unreasonable.
- V. Raiuhes Ahaefvthe

Don't worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you'll have to ram them down people's throats.
- Howard Aiken

You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.
- Leo Aikman

The ambitious will always be first in the crowd; he presseth forward, he looketh not behind him. More anguish is it to his mind to see ne before him, than joy to leave thousands at a distance.
- Akhenaton

In all thy undertakings, let a reasonable assurance animate thy endeavours; if thou despairest of success, thou shalt not succeed.
- Akhenaton

I had always loved beautiful and artistic things, though before leaving America I had had a very little chance of seeing any.
- Emma Albani

The more you are scared to death, the more you value life.
- Albanian proverb

Never give a sucker an even break.
- Edward Albee

Star A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort.
- Herm Albright

The true teacher defends his pupils against his own personal influence.
- Amos Bronson Alcott

I'm not afraid of storms for I'm learning how to sail my ship.
- Louisa May Alcott

Love is a great beautifier.
- Louisa May Alcott

Make each day useful and cheerful and prove that you know the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will be happy, old age without regret and life a beautiful success.
- Louisa May Alcott

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow where they lead.
- Louisa May Alcott

She had a womanly instinct that clothes possess an influence more powerful over many than the worth of character or the magic of manners.
- Louisa May Alcott

It takes two flints to make a fire.
- Louisa May Alcott

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You can't get there by bus, only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what you're doing. What you'll discover will be wonderful. What you'll discover will be yourself.
- Alan Alda

The price of power is responsibility for the public good.
- Winthrop W. Aldrich

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
- Alexander The Great

Great things are only possible with outrageous requests.
- Thea Alexander

Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
- W. R. Alger

Four things come not back: the spoken word, the spent arrow, the past, and the neglected opportunity.
- Omar Idn Al-Halif

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
- Muhammad Ali

Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.
- Muhammad Ali

He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life.
- Muhammad Ali

Star Hating people because of their color is wrong. And it doesn't matter which color does the hating. It's just plain wrong.
- Muhammad Ali

I sought advice and cooperation form all those around me - but not permission.
- Muhammad Ali

Mankind is at its best when it is most free. This will be clear if we grasp the principle of liberty. We must recall that the basic principle of liberty is freedom of choice, which saying many have on their lips but few in their minds.
- Dante Alighieri

Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
- Saul Alinsky

Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories.
- Cathy Allen

Advertising is 85% confusion and 15% commision.
- Fred Allen

I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
- Fred Allen

A celebrity is a person who works hard all his life to become known, then wears dark glasses to avoid being recognized.
- Fred Allen

I learned law so well, the day I graduated I sued the college and got my tuition fees back.
- Fred Allen

He was so narrow minded that if he fell on a pin it would blind him in both eyes.
- Fred Allen

A day you waste is one you can never make up.
- George Allen

Never place a period where God has placed a comma.
- Gracie Allen

You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.
- James Allen

He who has conquered doubt and fear has conquered failure. Doubt has killed more splendid projects, shattered more ambitious schemes, strangled more effective geniuses, neutralized more superb efforts, blasted more fine intellects, thwarted more splendid ambitions than any other enemy of the human race.
- James Allen

Athletics should reduce stress, not increase it.
- Mark Allen

Everything you want is just outside your comfort zone.
- Robert Allen

...we are entitled to make almost any reasonable assumption, but should resist making conclusions until evidence requires that we do so.
- Steve Allen

Impartial observers from other planets would consider ours an utterly bizarre enclave if it were populated by birds, defined as flying animals, that nevertheless rarely or never actually flew. They would also be perplexed if they encountered in our seas, lakes, rivers, and ponds, creatures defined as swimmers that never did any swimming. But they would be even more surprised to encounter a species defined as a thinking animal if, in fact, the creature very rarely indulged in actual thinking.
- Steve Allen

Buying stock is exactly the same thing as going to a casino, only with no cocktail service.
- Ted Allen

There are two types of people in this world, good and bad. The good sleep better, but the bad seem to enjoy the waking hours much more.
- Woody Allen

People who are aware of, and ashamed of, their prejudices are well on the road to eliminating them.
- Gordon Allport

We should be lenient in our judgment, because often the mistakes of others would have been ours had we had the opportunity to make them.
- Dr. Alsaker

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
- Noelie Altito

What's a cult? It just means not enough people to make a minority.
- Robert Altman

There is nothing more important in life than human beings, nothing sweeter than the human touch.
- Lee Alwater

Dream big dreams, then put on your overalls and go out and make the dreams come true.
- Fred Van Amburgh

A tree never hits an automobile except in self defense.
- American Proverb

Doing easily what others find difficult is talent; doing what is impossible for talent is genius.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

Life is short and we never have enough time for gladdening the hearts of those who travel the way with us. Oh, be swift to love! Make haste to be kind.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

To live we must conquer incessantly, we must have the courage to be happy.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

We are always making God are accomplice, that so we may legalize our own iniquities.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

To know how to suggest is the great art of teaching.
- Henri Frédéric Amiel

Perfect happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
- Henri Frédéric Amiel

All appears to change when we change.
- Henri Frédéric Amiel

Star Bullets cannot be recalled. They cannot be uninvented. But they can be taken out of the gun.
- Martin Amis

I am finding that vulnerability gives me great strength, because you're not hiding anymore. It's really about being a pioneer for myself, going into the places where I am not being taught. I have to teach myself.
- Tori Amos

Life is a series of experiences...of beginnings. You are always in training for a time yet to come.
- Wally Amos

A man's felicity consists not in the outward and visible blessing of fortune, but in the inward and unseen perfections and riches of the mind.
- Anacharsis

Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. We are more than the sum of our knowledge, we are the products of our imagination.
- Ancient Proverb

Living a life of integrity is one of the greatest missions we can undertake.
- Greg Anderson

Let us be about setting high standards for life, love, creativity, and wisdom. If our expectations in these areas are low, we are not likely to experience wellness. Setting high standards makes every day and every decade worth looking forward to.
- Greg Anderson

When we are motivated by goals that have deep meaning, by dreams that need completion, by pure love that needs expressing, then we truly live life.
- Greg Anderson

The minute a person whose word means a great deal to others dare to take the open-hearted and courageous way, many others follow.
- Marian Anderson

I have yet to see any problem, however complicated, which, when you looked at it in the right way, did not become still more complicated.
- Poul Anderson

Our lives improve only when we take chances - and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves.
- Walter Anderson

I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have - life itself.
- Walter Anderson

Warning: Authorities warn that "try" is a dangerous expression that has enormous power to influence your behavior. It's toxic. Use it very carefully. When "try" creeps into your language or into your thoughts, pluck it out quickly.
- Walter Anderson

What ever beauty may be, it has for its basis order, and for its essence unity.
- Father Andre

Most people don't know there are angels whose only job is to make sure you don't get too comfortable and fall asleep and miss your life.
- Brian Andreas

We lay there and looked up at the night sky and she told me about stars called blue squares and red swirls and I told her I'd never heard of them. "Of course not," she said, "the really important stuff they never tell you. You have to imagine it on your own."
- Brian Andreas

If everything seems under control, you're just not going fast enough.
- Mario Andretti

Some people regard discipline as a chore. For me, it is a kind of order that sets me free to fly.
- Julie Andrews

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives, our interests and our attention to something outside ourselves.
- Ethel Percy Andrus

I am responsible for my own wellbeing, my own happiness. The choices and decisions I make regarding my life directly influences the quality of my days.
- Kathleen Andrus

What allows us, as human beings, to psychologically survive life on earth, with all of its pain, drama, and challenges, is a sense of purpose and meaning.
- Barbara De Angelis

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.
- Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
- Maya Angelou

You did then what you knew how to do and when you knew better...you did better!
- Maya Angelou

Since time is the one immaterial object which we cannot influence--neither speed up nor slow down, add to nor diminish--it is an imponderably valuable gift.
- Maya Angelou

Sister, there were people who went to sleep last night, poor and rich and white and black, but they will never wake again. And those dead folks would give anything at all for just five minutes of this weather or ten minutes of plowing. So you watch yourself about complaining. What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it.
- Maya Angelou

If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.
- Maya Angelou

Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.
- Maya Angelou

People whose history and future were threatened each day by extinction considered that it was only by divine intervention that they were able to live at all. I find it interesting that the meanest life, the poorest existence, is attributed to God's will, but as human being become more affluent, as their living standard and style begin to ascend the material scale, God descends the scale of respectability at a commensurate speed.
- Maya Angelou

Work like you don't need the money, love like you've never been hurt, and dance like there's nobody watching.
- Anonymous

Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.
- Jean Anouilh

I do not try to understand why I believe in happiness; but I believe I can understand what it is to be happy.
- Saint Anselmo

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
- Robert Anthony

I distrust those people who know so well what God wants them to do because I notice it always coincides with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

As iron is eaten away by rust, so the envious are consumed by their own passion.
- Antisthenes

We are coming to understand health not as the absence of disease, but rather as the process by which individuals maintain their sense of coherence (i.e. sense that life is comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful) and ability to function in the face of changes in themselves and their relationships with their environment.
- Aaron Antonovsky

Experience is a good teacher, but she sends in terrific bills.
- Minna Antrim

If you have great wealth, give alms out of your abundance; if you have but little, distribute even some of that. But do not hesitate to give alms.
- Apocrypha

Nothing can be compared to a faithful friend, and no weight of gold and silver is able to countervail the goodness of his fidelity.
- Apocrypha

In the country of the blind, the one-eyed man is King.
- Michael Apostolius

Keep spiritually sound and be persistent. Persistence is the key. Just never stop believing in your dream.
- Deborah Aquila

Beware of the man of one book.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

If the highest aim of a captain were to preserve his ship, he would keep it in port forever.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
- St. Thomas Aquinas

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn't be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.
- Corazon Aquino

Throw a lucky man in the sea, and he will come up with a fish in his mouth.
- Arabian Proverb

All mankind is divided into three classes: Those that are immovable, those that are movable, and those that move.
- Arabian Proverb

Examine what is said, not him who speaks.
- Arabian Proverb

A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you the less you know.
- Diane Arbus

All political parties die at last of swallowing their own lies.
- John Arbuthnot

Women like silent men. They think they're listening.
- Marcel Archard

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.
- Jeffrey Archer

Give me a lever long enough, and a prop strong enough, I can single-handed move the world.
- Archimedes

The will to power, as the modern age from Hobbes to Nietzsche understood it, far from being a characteristic of the strong, is, like envy and greed, among the vices of the weak, and possibly even their most dangerous one. Power corrupts indeed when the weak band together in order to ruin the strong, but not before.
- Hannah Arendt

The most radical revolutionary will become a conservative the day after the revolution.
- Hannah Arendt

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
- Hannah Arendt

I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
- Pietro Aretino

Evil events from evil causes spring.
- Aristophanes

By words the mind is winged.
- Aristophanes

The wise learn many things from their foes.
- Aristophanes

Anyone can become angry - that is easy, but to be angry with the right person, to the right degree, at the right time, for the right purpose, and in the right way - that is not easy.
- Aristotle

Star When the archer misses the mark, he turns and looks for the fault within himself. Failure to hit the bull's eye is never the fault of the target. To improve your aim -- improve yourself.
- Gilbert Arland

She not only expects the worst, but makes the worst of it when it happens.
- Michael Arlen

You cannot get ahead while you are getting even.
- Dick Armey

Man, if you gotta ask you'll never know.- ..when asked what Jazz is..
- Louis Armstrong

You have to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative, and latch on to the affirmative. Don't mess with "Mr. In-between".
- Louis Armstrong

That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.
- Neil Armstrong

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small.
- Neil Armstrong

In dreams and in love there are no impossibilities.
- Janos Arnay

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty --excusable, perhaps, when there is such great beauty, or at any rate understandable --should persist after the beauty was gone.
- Mary Arnim

The worst bankrupt is the man who has lost his enthusiasm. Let a man lose everything in the world but his enthusiasm and will come through again to success.
- H.W. Arnold

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men.
- Matthew Arnold

The true meaning of religion is thus, not simply morality, but morality touched by emotion.
- Matthew Arnold

You can do anything in this world you want to do if you want to do it badly enough - and you are willing to pay the price!
- May Kay Ash

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily outperform everyone else. It's the people with follow-through who excel.
- May Kay Ash

A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.
- May Kay Ash

You must act as if it is impossible to fail.
- Ashanti Proverb

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.
- Arthur Ashe

Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is usually more important than the outcome. Not everyone can be Number 1.
- Arthur Ashe

There is no such thing as can't, only won't. If you're qualified, all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change. Go forward, go backward. Whatever it takes! But you can't blame other people or society in general. It all comes from your mind. When we do the impossible we realize we are special people.
- Jan Ashford

A person who doesn't know but knows that he doesn't know is a student; teach him. A person who knows but who doesn't know what he knows is asleep; awaken him. But a person who knows and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.
- Old Asian proverb

Never let your sense of morals prevent you from doing the right thing.
- Isaac Asimov

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not Eureka! (I found it!) but rather, 'hmm.... that's funny...'
- Isaac Asimov

Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent.
- Isaac Asimov

I do not fear computers. I fear the lack of them.
- Isaac Asimov

I don't believe in an afterlife, so I don't have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse.
- Isaac Asimov

If knowledge can create problems, it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
- Isaac Asimov

A friend is someone who sees through you and still enjoys the view.
- Wilma Askinas

Youth would be an ideal state if it came a little later in life.
- Herbert Henry Asquith

She tells enough white lies to ice a wedding cake.
- Margot Asquith

He's very clever, but sometimes his brains go to his head.
- Margot Asquith

He could never see a belt without hitting below it.
- Margot Asquith

If the temper of your mind gets interwoven with your convictions, you lose in heat what you might gain by reason.
- Margot Asquith

One reason why I don't drink is because I wish to know when I am having a good time.
- Nancy Astor

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
- Brooks Atkinson

For those who believe, there will be no explanations necessary. And for those who do not believe there will be suffice.
- Blade Atlantis

Falling in love, we said; I fell for him. We were falling women. We believed in it, this downward motion: so lovely, like flying, and yet at the same time so dire, so extreme, so unlikely.
- Margaret Atwood

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.
- Margaret Atwood

Show me a guy who's afraid to look bad and I will show you a guy you can beat every time.
- Rene Auberjonis

Star Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator; but among those whom I love, I can: all of them can make me laugh.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

The most important truths are likely to be those which...society at that time least wants to hear.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

No opera plot can be sensible, for in sensible situations people do not sing.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the moment and let our illusions die.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

Geniuses are the luckiest of mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

Political history is far too criminal a subject to be a fit thing to teach children.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

It is already possible to imagine a society in which the majority of the population, that is to say, its laborers, will have almost as much leisure as in earlier times was enjoyed by the aristocracy. When one recalls how aristocracies in the past actually behaved, the prospect is not cheerful.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

When it comes, will it come without warning
Just as I'm picking my nose?
Will it knock on my door in the morning,
Or tread in the bus on my toes?
Will it come like a change in the weather?
Will its greeting be courteous or rough?
Will it alter my life altogether?
O tell me the truth about love.
- W. H. [Wystan Hugh] Auden

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
- Berthold Auerbach

People travel to wonder at the height of the mountains, at the huge waves of the seas, at the long course of the rivers, at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motion of the stars, and yet they pass by themselves without wondering.
- St. Augustine

God provides the wind, but man must raise the sails.
- Saint Augustine

When it comes time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.
- Chief Aupumut, Mohican.

And thou wilt give thyself relief, if thou doest every act of thy life as if it were the last.
- Marcus Aurelius

Why not seize the pleasure at once? How often is happiness destroyed by preparation, foolish preparation?
- Jane Austen

Human nature is so well disposed towards those who are in interesting situations, that a young person, who either marries or dies, is sure of being kindly spoken of.
- Jane Austen

Surprises are foolish things. The pleasure is not enhanced, and the inconvenience is often considerable.
- Jane Austen

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.
- Jane Austen

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.
- Alfred Austin

Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
- Emory Austin

A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.
- Jane Austin

Each of us has a spark of life inside us, and our highest endeavor ought to be to set off that spark in one another.
- Kenny Ausubel

Not all of us have to possess earthshaking talent. Just common sense and love will do.
- Myrtle Auvil

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men, but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.
- Bernard Avishai

A reporter interviewing A.J. Muste, who during the Vietnam War stood in front of the White House night after night with a candle, one rainy night asked, "Mr. Muste, do you really think you are going to change the policies of this country by standing out here alone at night with a candle?" Muste replied, "Oh, I don't do it to change the country, I do it so the country won't change me."
- Andrea Ayvazian

Originality is the essence of true scholarship. Creativity is the soul of the true scholar.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe

There is only one religion, the religion of Love;
There is only one language, the language of the Heart;
There is only one caste, the caste of Humanity;
There is only one law, the law of Karma;
There is only one God, He is Omnipresent.
- Sai Baba

Hands that help are holier than lips that pray.
- Sai Baba

Start the Day with Love;
Spend the Day with Love;
Fill the Day with Love;
End the Day with Love;
This is the way to God.
- Sai Baba

Make your life a rose that speaks silently in the language of the heart.
- Sai Baba

Imagination is the highest kite one can fly.
- Lauren Bacall

To the timid soul, nothing is possible.
- John Bach

Every problem has a gift for you in its hands.
- Richard Bach

A tiny change today brings us to a dramatically different tomorrow. There are grand rewards for those who pick the high hard roads, but those rewards are hidden by years.
- Richard Bach

Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know it just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, teachers.
- Richard Bach

Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is completed. If you're alive, it isn't.
- Richard Bach

We look at some people as if they were special, gifted, divine. Nobody is special and gifted and divine. No more than you are, no more than I am. The only difference, the very only one, is that they have begun to understand what they really are and have begun to practice it.
- Richard Bach

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. You may have to work for it, however.
- Richard Bach

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
- Richard Bach

Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself. Being true to anyone else or anything else is...impossible.
- Richard Bach

One must always maintain one's connection to the past and yet ceaselessly pull away from it.
- Gaston Bachelard

There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion.
- Francis Bacon

There are two modes of acquiring knowledge, namely by reasoning and experience. Reasoning draws a conclusion and makes us grant the conclusion, but does not make the conclusion certain, nor does it remove doubt so that the mind may rest on the intuition of truth, unless the mind discovers it by the path of experience.
- Roger Bacon

Star You don't get to choose how you're going to die. Or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
- Joan Baez

The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
- Walter Bagehot

It is good to be without vices, but it is not good to be without temptations.
- Walter Bagehot

One of the greatest pains to human nature is the pain of a new idea.
- Walter Bagehot

A young man with good health and a poor appetite can save up money.
- James Montgomery Bailey

We look into mirrors but we only see the effects of our times on us - not our affects on others.
- Pearl Bailey

What the world really needs is more love and less paperwork.
- Pearl Bailey

There is a way to look at the past. Don't hide from it. It will not catch you - if you don't repeat it.
- Pearl Bailey

The worst men often give the best advice.
- P. J. Bailey

People think if they were rich they would contribute to charities. My experience has been if you don't start giving away your money when you have very little, you won't do it when you get a lot.
- Robert Bainum

Really we create nothing. We merely plagiarize nature.
- Jean Baitaillon

The great trouble with most men is that those who have been educated become uneducated just as soon as they stop inquiring and investigating life and its problems for themselves.
- Newton Diehl Baker

Don't try to make children grow up to be like you, or they may do it.
- Russell Baker

Where is home? Home is where the heart can laugh without shyness. Home is where the heart's tears can dry at their own pace.
- Vernon Baker

To work in the world lovingly means that we are defining what we will be for, rather than reacting to what we are against.
- Christina Baldwin

Be careful what you set your heart upon - for it will surely be yours.
- James Baldwin

Nobody is more dangerous than he who imagines himself pure in heart; for his purity, by definition, is unassailable.
- James Baldwin

The future is like heaven - everyone exalts it, but no one wants to go there now.
- James Baldwin

The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out.
- James Baldwin

There is never time in the future in which we will work out our salvation. The challenge is in the moment; the time is always now.
- James Baldwin

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
- James Baldwin

The young think that failure is the Siberian end of the line, banishment from all the living, and tend to do what I then did--which was to hide.
- James Baldwin

Money, it turned out, was exactly like sex, you thought of nothing else if you didn't have it and thought of other things if you did.
- James Baldwin

But the relationship of morality and power is a very subtle one. Because ultimately power without morality is no longer power.
- James Baldwin

Think not to settle down for ever in any truth. Make use of it as a tent in which to pass a summer's night but build no house of it, or it will be your tomb. When you first have an inkling of its insufficiency and begin to see a dim counter-truth looming up beyond, then weep not, but give thanks. It is time to take up your bed and walk.
- A. J. Balfour

There will always be a sacrifice required for results. It is the early bird who gives up sleeping in to get the worm. To get what you want, right on the heels of deciding what that is, you must also decide what you will do in exchange for the results you desire.
- James R. Ball

Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.
- Lucille Ball

Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm not afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work - and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't.
- Lucille Ball

I'd rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.
- Lucille Ball

I would sum up my fear about the future in one word: boring. And that's my one fear: that everything has happened; nothing exciting or new or interesting is ever going to happen again... the future is just going to be a vast, conforming suburb of the soul.
- J. G. Ballard

I believe that every human soul is teaching something to someone nearly every minute here in mortality.
- M. Russell Ballard

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
- Honore De Balzac

Solitude is fine, but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
- Honore De Balzac

Beauty itself is but the sensible image of the infinite.
- George Bancroft

Star If you wait until you can do everything for everybody, instead of something for somebody, you'll end up not doing anything for anybody.
- Malcolm Bane

It's the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
- Tallulah Bankhead

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep you eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!
- Dr. Murray Banks

Luck can't last a lifetime unless you die young.
- Russell Banks

I'm not ugly, but my beauty is a total creation.
- Tyra Banks

No one has ever had an idea in a dress suit.
- Frederick G. Banting

In the time we have it is surely our duty to do all the good we can to all the people we can in all the ways we can.
- William Barclay

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
- Carl Bard

Very few people are ambitious in the sense of having a specific image of what they want to achieve. Most people's sights are only toward the next run, the next increment of money.
- Judith M. Bardwick

I've always tried to do my best on the ball field. I can't do any more than that. I always try to give one hundred percent; and if my team loses, I come back and give one hundred percent the next day.
- Jesse Barfield

Vision without action is merely a dream. Action without vision just passes time. Vision with action can change the world. A true leader must first see an idea as opportunity, then choose to act upon it.
- Joel Barker

Television is the first truly democratic culture - the first culture available to everybody and entirely governed by what the people want. The most terrifying thing is what people do want.
- Clive Barnes

Love is just a system for getting someone to call you darling after sex.
- Julian Barnes

Those who really desire to attain an independence, have only set their minds upon it, and adopt the proper means, as they do in regard to any other object which they wish to accomplish, and the thing is easily done.
- P.T. Barnum

Men read maps better than women because only men can understand the concept of an inch equaling a hundred miles.
- Roseanne Barr

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
- James M. Barrie

A safe but sometimes chilly way of recalling the past is to force open a crammed drawer. If you are searching for anything in particular you don't find it, but something falls out at the back that is often more interesting.
- James M. Barrie

The creative person is both more primitive and more cultivated, more destructive, a lot madder and a lot saner, than the average person.
- Frank Barron

Karate is a form of martial arts in which people who have had years and years of training can, using only their hands and feet, make some of the worst movies in the history of the world.
- Dave Barry

Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does not go nearly as well with pizza.
- Dave Barry

Not all chemicals are bad. Without chemicals such as hydrogen and oxygen, for example, there would be no way to make water, a vital ingredient in beer.
- Dave Barry

Scientists tell us that the fastest animal on earth, with a top speed of 120 ft/sec, is a cow that has been dropped out of a helicopter.
- Dave Barry

Democracy: In which you say what you like and do what you're told.
- Dave Barry

What Women Want: To be loved, to be listened to, to be desired, to be respected, to be needed, to be trusted, and sometimes, just to be held. What Men Want: Tickets for the world series.
- Dave Barry

Thus the metric system did not really catch on in the United States, unless you count the increasing popularity of the 9 millimeter bullet.
- Dave Barry

Leaving sex to the feminists is like letting your dog vacation at the taxidermist.
- Matt Barry

You must learn day by day, year by year, to broaden your horizons. The more things you love, the more you are interested in, the more you enjoy, the more you are indignant about--the more you have left when anything happens.
- Ethel Barrymore

You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.
- Ethel Barrymore

The good die young, because they see it's no use living if you have got to be good.
- John Barrymore

A man must properly pay the fiddler. In my case it so happened that a whole symphony orchestra had to be subsidized.
- John Barrymore

Love is the delightful interval between meeting a beautiful girl and discovering that she looks like a haddock.
- John Barrymore

Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things - I am tempted to think there are no little things.
- Bruce Barton

Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside of them was superior to circumstance.
- Bruce Barton

If you can give your son or daughter only one gift, let it be enthusiasm.
- Bruce Barton

The reason teaching has to go on is that children are not born human; they are made so.
- Jacques Barzun

Teaching is not a lost art, but the regard for it is a lost tradition.
- Jacques Barzun

Idealism springs from deep feelings, but feelings are nothing without the formulated idea keeps them whole.
- Jacques Barzun

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise: seek what they sought.
- Basho

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.
- Basil

It is easier to show the disorder that must accompany reform than the order that should follow it.
- Frederic Bastiat

In war, the stronger overcomes the weaker. In business, the stronger imparts strength to the weaker.
- Frederic Bastiat

The mind never fully accepts any convictions that it does not owe to its own efforts.
- Frederic Bastiat

The plans differ; the planners are all alike...
- Frederic Bastiat

A judgment about life has no meaning except the truth of the one who speaks last, and the mind is at ease only at the moment when everyone is shouting at once and no one can hear a thing.
- Georges Bataille

Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
- Georges Bataille

Research is the process of going up alleys to see if they are blind.
- Marston Bates

An error doesn't become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.
- Orlando A. Battista

Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don't even arise.
- Jean Baudrillard

Television knows no night. It is perpetual day. TV embodies our fear of the dark, of night, of the other side of things.
- Jean Baudrillard

Executives are like joggers. If you stop a jogger, he goes on running on the spot. If you drag an executive away from his business, he goes on running on the spot, pawing the ground, talking business. He never stops hurtling onwards, making decisions and executing them.
- Jean Baudrillard

The foundation of excellence lies in self-control.
- H.L. Baugher

What is the difference between an obstacle and an opportunity? Our attitude toward it. Every opportunity has a difficulty, and every difficulty has an opportunity.
- J. Sidlow Baxter

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.
- Thomas Bayly

Love thy neighbor as thy self, but choose thy neighborhood.
- Louise Beal

Too many photographers try too hard. They try to lift photography into the realm of Art, because they have an inferiority complex about their Craft. You and I would see more interesting photography if they would stop worrying, and instead, apply horse-sense to the problem of recording the look and feel of their own era.
- Jessie Tarbox Beals

Action without study is fatal. Study without action is futile.
- Mary Beard

Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary.
- Sir Cecil Beaton

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.
- Melody Beattie

...The aim of education should be to teach us rather how to think, than what to think-rather to improve our minds, so as to enable us to think for ourselves, than to load the memory with the thoughts of other men.
- James Beattle

He is not rich that possesses much, but he that covets no more; and he is not poor that enjoys little, but he that wants too much.
- Francis Beaumont

To enjoy the world without judgment is what a realized life is like.
- Charlotte Joko Beck

We all are born mad. Some remain so.
- Samuel Beckett

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.
- Samuel Beckett

Don't tell God about your big problems, tell your problems about your big God.
- Rev. Michael Beckwith

If there were dreams to sell, what would you buy?
- Thomas Lovell Beddoes

Love cannot endure indifference. It needs to be wanted. Like a lamp, it needs to be fed out of the oil of another's heart, or its flame burns low.
- Henry Ward Beecher

Never shall I forget the time I spent with you. Please continue to be my friend, as you will always find me yours.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

Friends applaud, the Comedy is over.
- Ludwig Van Beethoven

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.
- Brandan Behan

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it's done, they've seen it done every day, but they're unable to do it themselves.
- Brandan Behan

Some people get lost in thought because it is such unfamiliar territory.
- G. Behn

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
- Hada Bejar

What's wrong with criticism? What's wrong with the voice of dissent? What's wrong with another point of view? That's what America is built on. And I want to tell you something -- the minute we lose that right and that capacity to do that, we've lost our soul as a nation.
- Harry Belafonte

Man the perpetual parasite of the planet earth, whose greed is only satisfied upon realisation he is TOO LATE!"
- Andrew Belk

We are all floating in a plastic sea!
- Andrew Belk

When one door closes another door opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the ones which open for us.
- Alexander Graham Bell

Fear is an insidious virus. Given a breeding place in our minds it will eat away our spirit and block the forward path of our endeavors.
- James F. Bell

The theory of evolution must be considered as a scientific theory, as theory, that is, proposed to explain or systemize a set of facts, and that no one has any claim to be considered as a serious rival to Darwin in the "discovery" of this theory who did not conduct his evolutionary studies upon a reasonably wide basis of facts. To have ideas, apercus, is not enough, and it is the overevalutation of such clever but uncontrolled guesses which is apt to produce the ludicrous fallacy of combination, in which fragments of the final theory are collected from widely scattered sources and are combined in such a way as to impugn the originality of him who was the first to see how such a synthesis was possible.
- P.R. Bell

As for me, except for an occasional heart attack, I feel as young as I ever did.
- Robert Charles Benchley

A boy can learn a lot from a dog: obedence, loyalty, and the importance of turning around three times before lying down.
- Robert Charles Benchley

There may be said to be two classes of people in the world: those who constantly divide the people of the world into two classes, and those who do not.
- Robert Charles Benchley

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.
- Robert Charles Benchley

I wouldn't trust a bank that would lend money to such a poor risk as me.
- Robert Charles Benchley

Life is a meadow and your happiness depends upon which flower you pick.
- Erik Bender

Listening to your heart is not simple. Finding out who you are is not simple. It takes a lot of hard work and courage to get to know who you are and what you want.
- Sue Bender

The happiest excitement in life is to be convinced that one is fighting for all one is worth on behalf of some clearly seen and deeply felt good.
- Ruth Benedict

We thought, because we had power, we had wisdom.
- Stephen Vincent Benét

With the power of conviction, there is no sacrifice.
- Pat Benetar

Eagles may soar, free and proud, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.
- John Benfield

Each morning the day lies like a fresh shirt on our bed; this incomparably fine, incomparably tightly woven tissue of pure prediction fits us perfectly. The happiness of the next twenty-four hours depends on our ability, on waking, to pick it up.
- Walter Benjamin

I have made mistakes, but have never made the mistake of claiming I never made one.
- James G. Bennet

So boring you fall asleep halfway through her name.
- Alan Bennett

Always behave as if nothing had happened, no matter what has happened.
- Arnold Bennett

It is well, when judging a friend, to remember that he is judging you with the same godlike and superior impartiality.
- Arnold Bennett

Mother is far too clever to understand anything she does not like.
- Arnold Bennett

Pessimism, when you get used to it, is just as agreeable as optimism.
- Arnold Bennett

Having once decided to achieve a certain task, achieve it at all costs of tedium and distaste. The gain in self confidence of having accomplished a tiresome labor is immense.
- Thomas A. Bennett

Sometimes we need to remind ourselves that thankfulness is indeed a virtue.
- William John Bennett

Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.
- Warren G. Bennis

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortune, but its fears.
- Arthur Christopher Benson

All the best stories in the world are but one story in reality - the story of escape. It is the only thing which interests us all and at all times, how to escape.
- Arthur Christopher Benson

How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself. It is much easier to be honest with other people.
- Edward F. Benson

Some people need to fill their lives with explanations, and they don't care if they are true of not - religions, being the MAJOR example!
- Pontus Berg

Hard work never killed anybody but why take the chance?
- Edgar Bergen

At times failure is very necessary for the artist. It reminds him that failure is not the ultimate disaster. And this reminder liberates him from the mean fussing of perfectionism.
- John Berger

Why do writers write? Because it isn't there.
- Thomas Berger

Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.
- Ingmar Bergman

Happiness is good health and a bad memory.
- Ingrid Bergman

There's never enough time to do it right, but there's always enough time to do it over.
- Jack Bergman

I don't know where I'm going but I know I'm on my way!
- Jody Bergsma

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.
- Henri Bergson

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
- Henri Bergson

You stand outside the circle and wonder why you feel left out, unaware that you need your own permission to join the others - not theirs.
- Rusty Berkus

If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door.
- Milton Berle

Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings?
- Milton Berle

The toughest thing about success is that you've got to keep on being a success. Talent is only a starting point in business. You've got to keep working that talent.
- Irving Berlin

To understand is to perceive patterns.
- Isaiah Berlin

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
- Hector Berlioz

Why haven't women got labels on their foreheads saying, "Danger: Government Health Warning: Women can be dangerous to your brains, genitals, current account, confidence, razor blades and good standing among your friends."
- Jeffery Bernard

The trees and the woods will teach you more than any Master.
- St. Bernard

Life engenders life. Energy creates energy. It is by spending oneself that one becomes rich.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Beauty is in the heart of the beholder.
- Al Bernstein

Never speak more clearly than you think.
- Jeremy Bernstein

A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future.
- Leonard Bernstein

If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

How can you think and hit at the same time?
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

It's not over until it's over.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

We grew up founding our dreams on the infinite promise of American advertising.
- Yogi [Lawrence Peter] Berra

What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
- Dave Berry

You can say any fool thing to a dog, and the dog will give you a look that says, 'My, God, you're right! I would have never thought of that'.
- Dave Berry

The past is our definition. We may strive, with good reason, to escape it, or to escape what is bad in it, but we will escape it only by adding something better to it.
- Wendell Berry

Never forget that life can only be nobly inspired and rightly lived if you take it bravely and gallantly, as a splendid adventure in which you are setting out into an unknown country, to face many a danger, to meet many a joy, to find many a comrade, to win and lose many a battle.
- Annie Besant

Life is raw material. We are artisans. We can sculpt our existence into something beautiful, or debase it into ugliness. It's in our hands.
- Cathy Better

Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop every now and then and look around, you could miss it.
- Ferris Beuler

We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run down.
- Aneurin Bevan

We should live as though our life would be both long and short.
- Bias

Blessed are those who can give without remembering and take without forgetting.
- Elizabeth Bibesco

Your own soul is nourished when you are kind; it is destroyed when you are cruel.
- Bible, Proverbs 11:17

There's nothing new under the sun, but there are lots of old things we don't know.
- Ambrose Bierce

He gets on best with women who has learned to get on without them.
- Ambrose Bierce

Genius -- To know without having learned; to draw just conclusions from unknown premises; to discern the soul of things.
- Ambrose Bierce

An egotist is a person of low taste--more interested in himself than in me.
- Ambrose Bierce

Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

In Dr. Johnson's famous dictionary, 'patriotism' is defined as the last resort of the scoundrel. With all due respect to an enlightened but inferior lexicographer, I beg to submit that it is the first.
- Ambrose Bierce

Acquaintance, n.: A person whom we know well enough to borrow from, but not well enough to lend to.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

Education: That which discloses to the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
- Ambrose Bierce, "The Devil's Dictionary"

To be a teacher is to be forever an optimist.
- Philip Bigler

Reason often makes mistakes, but conscience never does.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Be like a postage stamp. Stick to one thing until you get there.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Solitude is a good place to visit but a poor place to stay.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

There are lots of people who mistake their imagination for their memory.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Nature never makes any blunders; when she makes a fool she means it.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

I don't care how much a man talks, if he only says it in a few words.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

It is better to know nothing than to know what ain't so.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

Life consists not in holding good cards, but in playing well those you do hold.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
- Josh Billings, pen name of Henry Wheeler Shaw

A winner is someone who recognizes his God-given talents, works his tail off to develop them into skills, and uses these skills to accomplish his goals.
- Larry Bird

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.
- Jim Bishop

I feel so miserable without you, it's almost like having you here.
- Stephen Bishop

People never lie so much as after a hunt, during a war or before an election.
- Otto von Bismarck

Universal suffrage is the government of a house by its nursery.
- Otto von Bismarck

When you say that you agree to a thing in principle you mean that you have not the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
- Otto von Bismarck

The main thing is to make history, not to write it.
- Otto von Bismarck

Great thoughts speak only to the thoughtful mind, but great actions speak to all mankind.
- Emily P. Bissell

Trust in yourself. Your perceptions are often more accurate than you are willing to believe.
- Claudia Black

The very first condition of lasting happiness is that a life should be full of purpose, aiming at something outside self.
- Hugh Black

Justice is better than chivalry if we cannot have both.
- Alice Stone Blackwell

To generalize is to be an idiot.
- William Blake

The great fallacy is that the game is first and last about winning. It's nothing of the kind. The game is about glory. It's about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom.
- Danny Blanchflower

Justice is a concept. Muscle is the reality.
- Linda Blandford

A person who trusts no one can't be trusted.
- Jerome Blather

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use - that is, the more we teach the more we learn.
- H. P. Blavatsky

Let not the fierce sun dry one tear of pain before thyself hast wiped it from the sufferer's eye.
- H. P. Blavatsky

There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
- Marguerite Gardiner Blessington

A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.
- Arthur Block

You have to choose where you look, and in making that choice you eliminate entire worlds.
- Barbara Bloom

What looks like a loss may be the very event which is subsequently responsible for helping to produce the major achievement of your life.
- Srully Blotnick

There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude... a quiet joy.
- Ralph H. Blum

That you may retain your self-respect, it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right, than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
- William J.H. Boetcker

You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.
- John Henry Boetker

The problem with the world is that everyone is a few drinks behind.
- Humphrey Bogart

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made, in a narrow field.
- Niels Bohr

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
- Niels Bohr

A fool always finds some greater fool to admire him.
- Nicholas Boileau

If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
- Derek Bok

The making of money, the accumulation of material power, is not all there is to living and the man who misses this truth misses the greatest joy and satisfaction that can come into his life - service for others.
- Edward Bok

To know how to choose a path with heart is to learn how to follow intuitive feeling. Logic can tell you superficially where a path might lead to, but it cannot judge whether your heart will be in it.
- Jean Shinoda Bolen

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
- Robert Bolton

Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

The only reason I would take up jogging is so I could hear heavy breathing again.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me.'
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what. Instead, let's cherish the relationships we have with those who DO love us.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

There are people who put their dreams in a little box and say, "Yes, I've got dreams, of course I've got dreams." Then they put the box away and bring it out once in awhile to look in it, and yep, they're still there. These are great dreams, but they never even get out of the box.
It takes an uncommon amount of guts to put your dreams on the line, to hold them up and say, "How good or how bad am I?"
That's where courage comes in.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally dead.
- Erma Louise Bombeck

Throw off your worries when you throw off your clothes.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

The best way to keep one's word is not to give it.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

America is a fortunate country. She grows by the follies of our European nations.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

There are only two forces that unite men - fear and interest.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Truth alone wounds.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

It is the characteristic excellence of the strong man that he can bring momentous issues to the fore and make a decision about them. The weak are always forced to decide between alternatives they have not chosen themselves.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Faith is like a radar that sees through the fog - the reality of things at a distance that the human eye cannot see.
- Corrie Ten Boom

Worry doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
- Corrie Ten Boom

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
- Daniel Boone

Don't fear failure so much that you refuse to try new things. The saddest summary of a life contains three descriptions: could have, might have, and should have.
- Louis E. Boone

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

We easily forget that smog is the price of freedom of our streets from manure, and from the flies and diseases it brought.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance -- it is the illusion of knowledge.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

The latest fad, giving birth under water, may be less traumatic for the baby, but it's more traumatic for the other people in the pool.
- Elayne Boosler

We have women in the military, but they don't put us in the front lines. They don't know if we can fight, if we can kill. I think we can. All the general has to do is walk over to the women and say, "You see the enemy over there? They say you look fat in those uniforms."
- Elayne Boosler

When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
- Elayne Boosler

We are co-creators with God, not puppets on a string waiting for something to happen.
- Father Leo Booth

The marvel of all history is the patience with which men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid upon them by their governments.
- William H. Borah

If you wait to do everything until you're sure it's right, you'll probably never do much of anything.
- Win Borden

When in doubt, mumble; when in trouble, delegate; when in charge, ponder.
- James H. Boren

The most likely way for the world to be destroyed, most experts agree, is by accident. That's where we come in; we're computer professionals. We cause accidents.
- Nathaniel Borenstein

Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
- Victor Borge

To die for a religion is easier than to live it absolutely.
- Jorge Luis Borges

A man gradually identifies himself with the form of his fate; a man is, in the long run, his own circumstances.
- Jorge Luis Borges

I cannot walk through the suburbs in the solitude of the night without thinking that the night pleases us because it suppresses idle details, just as our memory does.
- Jorge Luis Borges

The belief that there is only one truth and that oneself is in possession of it seems to me the deepest root of all evil that is in the world.
- Max Born

The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.
- Joan Borysenko

Neither situations nor people can be altered by the interference of an outsider. If they are to be altered, that alteration must come from within.
- Phyllis Bottome

There are two ways of meeting difficulties: you alter the difficulties, or you alter yourself to meet them.
- Phyllis Bottome

A meal, however simple, is a moment of intersection. It is at once the most basic, the most fundamental, of our life's activities, maintaining the life of our bodies; shared with others it can be an occasion of joy and communion, uniting people deeply.
- Elise Boulding

Never trust a computer which you cannot lift.
- Dave Boulton

It is possible to store the mind with a million facts and still be entirely uneducated.
- Alec Bourne

Friendships are fragile things and require as much care in handling as any other fragile and precious thing.
- Randolph S. Bourne

Doubt whom you will, but never doubt yourself.
- Christian Nevell Bovee

Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
- Christian Nevell Bovee

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.
- John Christian Bovee

A failure establishes only this, that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
- John Christian Bovee

Discretion is the salt, and fancy the sugar of life; the one preserves, the other sweetens it.
- John Christian Bovee

A sound discretion is not so much indicated by never making a mistake, as by never repeating it.
- John Christian Bovee

I take the view, and always have, that if you cannot say what you are going to say in twenty minutes you ought to go away and write a book about it.
- Lord Brabazon

You've got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
- Ray Bradbury

In great matters men show themselves as they wish to be seen; in small matters, as they are.
- Gamaliel Bradford

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
- F.H. Bradley

It has never been, and never will be, easy work! But the road that is built in hope is more pleasant to the traveler than the road built in despair, even though they both lead to the same destination.
- Marian Zimmer Bradley

This is as true in everyday life as it is in battle: we are given one life and the decision is ours whether to wait for circumstances to make up our mind, or whether to act, and in acting, to live.
- General Omar Bradley

Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence, our servant may prove to be our executioner.
- General Omar Bradley

Bravery is the capacity to perform properly even when scared half to death.
- General Omar Bradley

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.
- Anne Bradstreet

Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world which offers fewer and fewer supports.
- Kenneth Branagh

Innovators and creators are persons who can to a higher degree than average accept the condition of aloneness. They are more willing to follow their own vision, even when it takes them far from the mainland of the human community. Unexplored places do not frighten them- or not, at any rate, as much as they frighten those around them. This is one of the secrets of their power. That which we call "genius" has a great deal to do with courage and daring, a great deal to do with nerve.
- Nathaniel Branden

If we do not believe in ourselves- neither in our efficacy nor in our goodness- the universe is a frightening place.
- Nathaniel Branden

We are anxious when there is a dissonance between our "knowledge" and the perceivable facts. Since our "knowledge" is not to be doubted or questioned, it is the facts that have to be altered...
- Nathaniel Branden

To preserve an unclouded capacity for the enjoyment of life is an unusual moral and psychological achievement. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the prerogative of mindlessness, but the exact opposite: It is the reward of self-esteem.
- Nathaniel Branden

Documentation is like sex: when it is good, it is very, very good; and when it is bad, it is better than nothing.
- Dick Brandon

The only reason I'm in Hollywood is that I don't have the moral courage to refuse the money.
- Marlon Brandow

Always behave like a duck -- keep calm and unruffled on the surface but paddle like the devil underneath.
- Jacob M. Braude

There's no fool like an old fool - you can't beat experience.
- Jacob M. Braude

Whoever you are, there is some younger person who thinks you are perfect. There is some work that will never be done if you don't do it. There is someone who would miss you if you were gone. There is a place that you alone can fill.
- Jacob M. Braude

Star I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
- Robert Brault

The best computer is a man, and it's the only one that can be mass-produced by unskilled labor.
- Wernher Von Braun

Basic research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
- Wernher Von Braun

Never fear spoiling children by making them too happy. Happiness is the atmosphere in which all good affections grow.
- Thomas Bray

Disapproval is a very important factor in all progress. There has really never been any progress without it.
- James Henry Breasted

Playing it safe is the riskiest choice we can ever make.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Seeking order within means coming to grips with the craziness you've been too distracted to do anything about. When we establish order within, external order will become a visible reality in our daily round.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

I'll bet your father spent the first year of your life throwing rocks at the stork.
- Irving Brecher

Everyone chases after happiness, not noticing that happiness is at their heels.
- Bertolt Brecht

Politicians are swine. You cannot reason with swine. You must hit them on the nose with a stick.
- Bertolt Brecht

Grub first, then ethics.
- Bertolt Brecht

The finest kind of friendship is between people who expect a great deal of each other but never ask it.
- Sylvia Bremer

Intellectuals are people who believe that ideas are of more importance than values. That is to say, their own ideas and other people's values.
- Gerald Brenan

We are closer to the ants than to the butterflies. Very few people can endure much leisure.
- Gerald Brenan

Make visible what, without you, might perhaps never have been seen.
- Robert Bresson

Subjectivity and objectivity commit a series of assaults on each other during a human life out of which the first one suffers the worse beating.
- Andre Breton

I don't know whether the world is full of smart men bluffing or imbeciles who mean it.
- Morrie Brickman

When our eyes see our hands doing the work of our hearts, the circle of Creation is completed inside us, the doors of our souls fly open and love steps forth to heal everything in sight.
- Michael Bridge

Let's dare to be ourselves, for we do that better than anyone else.
- Shirley Briggs

He is a self-made man and worships his creator.
- John Bright

Tell me what you eat, and I will tell you what you are.
- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

You first parents of the human race...who ruined yourself for an apple, what might you not have done for a truffled turkey?
- Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

Maybe I'm lucky to be going so slowly, because I may be going in the wrong direction.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I either want less corruption, or more chance to participate in it.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Please don't ask me what the score is, I'm not even sure what the game is.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

To be sure of hitting the target, shoot first, and call whatever you hit the target.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I don't have any solution, but I certainly admire the problem.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

My life has a superb cast but I can't figure out the plot.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

We've been through so much together, and most of it was your fault.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

Sometimes I need what only you can provide: your absence.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

I will always love the false image I had of you.
- Ashleigh Brilliant

The modern definition of 'racist' is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
- Peter Brimelow

We are each others' angels, we meet when it is time.
- Chuck Brodsky

Politics are about power; we cannot evade that truth or its consequences. We dream of a better world but it is in Utopia- that is, nowhere.
- Denis William Brogan

It's easy to make a buck. It's a lot tougher to make a difference.
- Tom Brokaw

No science is immune to the infection of politics and the corruption of power.
- Jacob Bronowski

The world is made of people who never quite get into the first team and who just miss the prizes at the flower show.
- Jacob Bronowski

I avoid looking forward or backward, and try to keep going forward.
- Charlotte Bronte

If we would build on a sure foundation in friendship, we must love our friends for their sakes rather than for our own.
- Charlotte Bronte

Something of vengeance I had tasted for the first time; as aromatic wine it seemed, on swallowing, warm and racy: its after-flavour, metallic and corroding, gave me a sensation as if I had been poisoned.
- Charlotte Bronte

A book may be compared to the life of your neighbor. If it be good, it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early.
- H. Brooke

Always tell the truth, not only because it is the decent thing to do, but because it gives you such an advantage over the man who is trying to remember his lies!
- Sam Brookes

The essence of romantic love is that wonderful beginning, after which sadness and impossibility may become the rule.
- Anita Brookner

If God came down here with a box that held the meaning ot life in it, I would like to see just two words: The Music. That would be neat
- Garth Brooks

The measure of life is how long you exist after you're gone.
- Garth Brooks

You aren't wealthy until you have something money can't buy.
- Garth Brooks

Humor is but another weapon against the universe.
- Mel Brooks

Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you walk into an open sewer and die.
- Mel Brooks

No man or woman of the humblest sort can really be strong, gentle, pure, and good without the world being better for it, without somebody being helped and comforted by the very existence of that goodness.
- Phillips Brooks

Be such a man, and live such a life, that if every man were such as you, and every life like yours, this earth would be a God's Paradise.
- Phillips Brooks

Whenever people say "we mustn't be sentimental", you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add, "we must be realistic", they mean they are going to make money out of it.
- Brigid Brophy

Success is a state of mind. If you want success, start thinking of yourself as a success.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

Accept that all of us can be hurt, that all of us can - and surely will at times - fail. Other vulnerabilities like being embarrassed or risking love, can be terrifying too. I think we should follow a simple rule: if we can take the worst, take the risk.
- Dr. Joyce Brothers

You don't always get what you ask for, but you never get what you don't ask for... unless it's contagious!
- Franklyn Broude

Education makes people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.
- Henry Peter Broughan

I doubt whether the world holds for any one a more soul-stirring surprise than the first adventure with ice-cream.
- Heywood Broun

A new idea is delicate. It can be killed by a sneer or a yawn; it can be stabbed to death by a joke or worried to death by a frown on the right person's brow.
- Charles Brower

All technology should be assumed guilty until proven innocent.
- David Brower

In the book of life, the answers aren't in the back.
- Charlie Brown

Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
- Charlie Brown

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.
- Gene Brown

Success is getting what you want. Happiness is liking what you get.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Opportunity dances with those who are ready on the dance floor.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Star People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they're not on your road doesn't mean they've gotten lost.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Luck marches with those who give their very best.
- H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Beauty can't amuse you, but brainwork -- reading, writing, thinking--can.
- Helen Gurley Brown

The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.
- James Brown

Friendship should be a private pleasure, not a public boast. I loathe those braggarts who are forever trying to invest themselves with importance by calling important people by their first names in or out of print. Such first-naming for effect makes me cringe.
- John Mason Brown

Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss it you will land among the stars.
- Les Brown

You are the only real obstacle in your path to a fulfilling life.
- Les Brown

Other people's opinion of you does not have to become your reality.
- Les Brown

When you face your fear, most of the time you will discover that it was not really such a big threat after all. We all need some form of deeply rooted, powerful motivation -- it empowers us to overcome obstacles so we can live our dreams.
- Les Brown

If you take responsibility for yourself you will develop a hunger to accomplish your dreams.
- Les Brown

If you can't return a favour, pass it on.
- Louise Brown

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them, and some won't like you at all.
- Rita Mae Brown

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
- Sam Brown

When you know that you're capable of dealing with whatever comes, you have the only security the world has to offer.
- Harry Browne

Life is a pure flame, and we live by an invisible sun within us.
- Thomas Browne

Best be yourself, imperial, plain and true!
- Elizabeth Barret Browning

Truth never hurts the teller.
- Robert Browning

A minute's success pays the failure of years.
- Robert Browning

When the fight begins within himself, a man's worth something.
- Robert Browning

Our reach should exceed our grasp, or what's a heaven for?
- Robert Browning

Faultless to a fault.
- Robert Browning

Take away love and our earth is a tomb.
- Robert Browning

I won't say our school was tough, but we had our own coroner. We used to write essays like: What I'm going to be if I grow up.
- Lenny Bruce

The shrewd guess, the fertile hypothesis, the courageous leap to a tentative conclusion - these are the most valuable coin of the thinker at work. But in most schools guessing is heavily penalized and is associated somehow with laziness.
- Jerome S. Bruner

What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope to the meaning of life.
- Emil Brunner

Boxing's just show business with blood.
- Frank Bruno

Life is a tragedy for those who feel, and a comedy for those who think.
- Jean de La Bruyère

We are valued in this world at the rate we desire to be valued.
- Jean de La Bruyère

Out of difficulties grow miracles.
- Jean de La Bruyère

Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice; it is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.
- William Jennings Bryan

No one can earn a million dollars honestly.
- William Jennings Bryan

There’s no substitute for guts.
- Paul "Bear" Bryant

To understand the heart of another human being is the ultimate spiritual achievement.
- M. Buber

There may be Peace without Joy, and Joy without Peace, but the two combined make Happiness.
- John Buchan

Truth is always exciting. Speak it, then. Life is boring without it.
- Pearl S. Buck

...perhaps one has to be very old before one learns how to be amused rather than shocked.
- Pearl S. Buck

The person who tries to live alone will not succeed as a human being. His heart withers if it does not answer another heart. His mind shrinks away if he hears only the echoes of his own thoughts and finds no other inspiration.
- Pearl S. Buck

Inside myself is a place where I live all alone, and that's where you renew your springs that never dry up.
- Pearl S. Buck

I feel no need for any other faith than my faith in the kindness of human beings. I am so absorbed in the wonder of earth and the life upon it that I cannot think of heaven and angels.
- Pearl S. Buck

Some are kissing mothers and some are scolding mothers, but it is love just the same, and most mothers kiss and scold together.
- Pearl S. Buck

All things are possible until they are proved impossible - and even the impossible may only be so, as of now.
- Pearl S. Buck

I don't wait for moods. You accomplish nothing if you do that. Your mind must know it has to get down to work.
- Pearl S. Buck

It may be that religion is dead, and if it is, we had better know it and set ourselves to try to discover other sources of moral strength before it is too late.
- Pearl S. Buck

Every great mistake has a halfway moment, a split second when it can be recalled and perhaps remedied.
- Pearl S. Buck

Idealism is fine, but as it approaches reality the cost becomes prohibitive.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

I would like to take you seriously but to do so would affront your intelligence.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You cannot paint the "Mona Lisa" by assigning one dab each to a thousand painters.
- William F. Buckley, Jr.

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.
- Buddha

Tomorrow or next life- which comes first, we will never know.
- Old Tibetan Buddhist Saying

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
- Eustace Budgell

They may forget what you said, but they will never forget how you made them feel.
- Carl W. Buechner

Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
- Warren Buffett

Before you kill something make sure you have something better to replace it with; something better than political opportunist slamming hate horse shit in the public park.
- Charles Bukowski

Death meant little to me. It was the last joke in a series of bad jokes.
- Charles Bukowski

There is never a better measure of what a person is than what he does when he's absolutely free to choose.
- William M. Bulger

Artificial Intelligence: the art of making computers that behave like the ones in movies.
- Bill Bulko

If you stop searching, you stop living, because then you're dwelling in the past. If you're not reaching forward to any growth or future, you might as well be dead.
- Wynn Bullock

Dreams are the eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into emptiness, another gray day. Dreams are memories of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust and now I use a pen.
- Kelli Bultena

Kindness is always undeserved. And what rejoices man's heart is precisely what he is given as a sheer gift...a gift which he has not deserved.
- Rudolf Bultmann

The pen is mightier than the sword.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

If you wish to be loved, show more of your faults than your virtues.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton

You can surmount the obstacles in your path if you are determined, courageous and hardworking. Do not fear to pioneer, to venture down new paths of endeavor.
- Ralph J. Bunche

If all the gold in the world were melted down into a solid cube it would be about the size of an eight room house. If a man got possession of all that gold -- billions of dollars worth -- he could not buy a friend, character, peace of mind, clear conscience or a sense of eternity.
- Charles F. Bunning

If we have not quiet in our minds, outward comfort will do no more for us than a golden slipper on a gouty foot.
- Bunyan

In history the way of annihilation is invariably prepared by inward degeneration, by decrease of life. Only then can a shock from outside put an end to the whole.
- Jakob Burckhardt

Failure does not count. If you accept this, you'll be successful. What causes most people to fail is that after one failure, they'll stop trying.
- Frank Burford

We are more casual about qualifying the people we allow to act as advocates in the courtroom than we are about licensing electricians.
- Warren E. Burger

Laugh and the world laughs with you; snore and you sleep alone.
- Anthony Burgess

Love is only chatter, friends are all that matter.
- (Frank) Gelett Burgess

I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and not know it than to be sane and have one's doubts.
- G. B. Burgin

Age is something that doesn't matter, unless you are a cheese.
- Billie Burke

Nobody makes a greater mistake than he who does nothing because he could only do a little.
- Edmund Burke

A good manager is a man who isn’t worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him.
- H.S.M. Burnes

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- Carol Burnett

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out, that's when I've really learned.
- Carol Burnett

If nature has made you a giver, your hands are born open, and so is your heart. And though there may be times when your hands are empty, your heart is always full, and you can give things out of that.
- Frances Hodgson Burnett

When you reach for the stars, you may not get one, but you won't come up with a hand full of mud, either.
- Leo Burnett

A child on the farm sees a plane fly overhead and dreams of a faraway place. A traveler on the plane sees the farmhouse and thinks of home.
- Carl Burns

Too bad all the people who know how to run the country are busy driving taxis and cutting hair.
- George Burns

No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
- George Burns

I'd rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.
- George Burns

It isn't premarital sex if you have no intention of getting married.
- George Burns

Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.
- George Burns

You know you're getting old when you stoop to tie your shoes and wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
- George Burns

I think we too often make choices based on the safety of cynicism, and what we're lead to is a life not fully lived. Cynicism is fear, and it's worse than fear - it's active disengagement.
- Ken Burns

Beauty is also to be found in a day's work.
- Mamie Sypert Burns

What a lovely surprise to finally discover how unlonely being alone can be.
- Ellen Burnstyn

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
- Aaron Burr

Simply give others a bit of yourself; a thoughtful act, a helpful idea, a word of appreciation, a lift over a rough spot, a sense of understanding, a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind, garnished in kindness out of your heart, and put it into the other fellow's mind and heart.
- Charles H. Burr

Try and live your life the way you wish other people would live theirs.
- Raymond Burr

A man can fail many times, but he isn't a failure until he begins to blame somebody else.
- John Burroughs

To treat your facts with imagination is one thing, but to imagine your facts is another.
- John Burroughs

Nature teaches more than she preaches. There are no sermons in stones.
- John Burroughs

A paranoid is someone who knows a little of what's going on.
- William Burroughs

The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

From none but self expect applause.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Do what thy manhood bids thee do, from none but self expect applause;
He noblest lives and noblest dies who makes and keeps his self-made laws.
- Sir Richard Francis Burton

Like dogs in a wheel, birds in a cage, or squirrels in a chain, ambitious men still climb and climb, with great labor, and incessant anxiety, but never reach the top.
- Robert Burton

A single rose can be my garden... a single friend, my world.
- Leo F. Buscaglia

You don't just luck into things. You build them step by step, whether it's friendships or opportunities.
- Barbara Bush

At the end of your life, you will never regret not having passed one more test, not winning one more verdict, or not closing one more deal. You will regret time not spent with a husband, a friend, a child or a parent.
- Barbara Bush

I have opinions of my own -- strong opinions -- but I don't always agree with them.
- George Bush

...do your homework. You can't lead without knowing what you're talking about...
- George Bush

They misunderestimated me.
- George W. Bush

One man has enthusiasm for 30 minutes, another for 30 days, but it is the man who has it for 30 years who makes a success of his life.
- Edward B. Butler

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

The one serious conviction that a man should have is that nothing is to be taken too seriously.
- Nicholas Murray Butler

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
- Samuel Butler

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themsleves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Octavia Butler

Don't go through life, grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

When you work in the right consciousness, when your work becomes organically a part of your whole self, and when you do your work out of that commitment, no matter what other people do, no matter what the compensation may be, do it for the health of your own soul, then you open the door by which the affluence of the Universe flows forth into your life.
- Eric Butterworth

You are a rich and creative spiritual being. You can never be less than this. You may frustrate your potential. You may identify with that which is less than what you can be. But within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasure, and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it. And you will, if you can believe.
- Eric Butterworth

Never raise your hands to your kids. It leaves your groin unprotected.
- Red Buttons

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal. The winner is he who gives himself to his work body and soul.
- Charles Buxton

You will never find time for anything. If you want time you must make it.
- Charles Buxton

Few men during their lifetime comes anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
- Richard E. Byrd

Give wind and tide a chance to change.
- Richard E. Byrd

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
- Robert Byrne

Sometimes it's a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.
- David Byrne

The nearest approach to immortality on earth is a government bureau.
- James F. Byrnes

Friendship without self-interest is one of the rare and beautiful things of life.
- James F. Byrnes

The optimist proclaims that we live in the best of all possible worlds; and the pessimist fears this is true.
- James Branch Cabell

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose: What a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.
- Eileen Caddy

Expect your every need to be met, expect the answer to every problem, expect abundance on every level, expect to grow spiritually.
- Eileen Caddy

Dwell not on the past. Use it to illustrate a point, then leave it behind. Nothing really matters except what you do now in this instant of time. From this moment onwards you can be an entirely different person, filled with love and understanding, ready with an outstretched hand, uplifted and positive in every thought and deed.
- Eileen Caddy

The only thing wrong with immortality is that it tends to go on forever.
- Herb Caen

Cockroaches and socialites are the only things that can stay up all night and eat anything.
- Herb Caen

If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.
- John Cage

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
- John Cage

I don't like it when people on the street say "smile" or "cheer up." It's a real cheap line. I'm feeling good. I'm feeling real grateful for everything. It's a solid time in my life. When people say I look sad, they're wrong.
- Nicolas Cage

The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself.
- Mark Caine

When you reach the top, that's when the climb begins.
- Michael Caine

Don't let anyone steal your Dreams. Follow your heart, no matter what.
- Jack Cainfield

Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.
- Helen Caldicott

The important thing to recognize is that it takes a team, and the team ought to get credit for the wins and the losses. Successes have many fathers, failures have none.
- Philip Caldwell

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it had missed the point.
- Maria Callas

That's the difference between me and the rest of the world! Happiness isn't good enough for me! I demand euphoria!
- Calvin

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
- Arthur Calwell

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
- Simon Cameron

Computers are like Old Testament gods; lots of rules and no mercy.
- Joseph Campbell

When you make the sacrifice in marriage, you're sacrificing not to each other but to unity in a relationship.
- Joseph Campbell

When people get married because they think it's a long- time love affair, they'll be divorced very soon, because all love affairs end in disappointment. But marriage is a recognition of a spiritual identity.
- Joseph Campbell

We must be willing to get rid of the life we've planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

If you do follow your bliss, you put yourself on a kind of track that has been there all the while waiting for you, and the life you ought to be living is the one you are living. When you can see that, you begin to meet people who are in the field of your bliss, and they open the doors to you. I say, follow your bliss and don't be afraid, and doors will open where you didn't know they were going to be. If you follow your bliss, doors will open for you that wouldn't have opened for anyone else.
- Joseph Campbell

Star Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend.
- Albert Camus

Successful salesmanship is 90% preparation and 10% presentation.
- Bertrand R. Canfield

Everything you want is out there waiting for you to ask. Everything you want also wants you. But you have to take action to get it.
- Jack Canfield

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
- Alexander Cannon

In the last analysis sound judgment will prevail.
- Joseph Cannon

He hasn't an enemy in the world - but all his friends hate him.
- Eddie Cantor

Slow down and enjoy life. It's not only the scenery you miss by going too fast - you also miss the sense of where you are going and why.
- Eddie Cantor

Love isn't like a reservoir. You'll never drain it dry. It's much more like a natural spring. The longer and the farther it flows, the stronger and the deeper and the clearer it becomes.
- Eddie Cantor

She's got such a narrow mind, when she walks fast her earrings bang together.
- John Cantu

You can get a lot more done with a kind word and a gun, than with a kind word alone.
- Al Capone

Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.
- Truman Capote

Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
- Truman Capote

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
- Frank Capra

It was just him and me. He fought with honor. If it weren't for his honor, he and the others would have beaten me together. They might have killed me, then. His sense of honor saved my life. I didn't fight with honor... I fought to win.
- Orson Scott Card

You really have to look inside and find your inner strength, and say, "I'm proud of what I am and who I am, and I'm just going to be myself."
- Mariah Carey

Star Never mistake knowledge for wisdom. One helps you make a living, the other helps you make a life.
- Sandra Carey

There is no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
- George Carlin

I would never want to be a member of a group whose symbol was a guy nailed to two pieces of wood.
- George Carlin

The day after tomorrow is the third day of the rest of your life.
- George Carlin

If you treat a sick child like an adult and a sick adult like a child, everything usually works out pretty well.
- Ruth Carlisle

You are successful the moment you start moving toward a worthwhile goal.
- Charles Carlson

When we criticize another person, it says nothing about that person: it merely says something about our own need to be critical.
- Richard Carlson

Every noble work is at first impossible.
- Thomas Carlyle

Set me a task in which I can put something of my very self, and it is a task no longer; it is joy; it is art.
- Bliss Carman

The first man gets the oyster, the second man gets the shell.
- Andrew Carnegie

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- Dale Carnegie

Life is available to anyone no matter what age. All you have to do is grab it.
- Art Carney

Life is very interesting, if you make mistakes.
- Georges Carpentier

I beg of you to stop apologizing for being a member of the most important profession of the world.
- William G. Carr

Intelligence is almost useless to the person whose only quality it is.
- Alexis Carrel

You've just got to pick up your mantle and wear it. Whatever you were given, you've just got to put it on and give it your best.
- Jim Carrey

If you limit your actions in life to things that nobody can possibly find fault with, you will not do much.
- Lewis Carroll

Everything's got a moral, if only you can find it.
- Lewis Carroll

To burn always with this hard, gemlike flame, to maintain this ecstasy, is success in life.
- Lewis Carroll

I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
- Jasper Carrott

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary.
- Thomas Carruthers

If life was fair, Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
- Johnny Carson

You can get more with a kind word and a gun than you can with a kind word alone.
- Johnny Carson

In time of war the first casualty is truth.
- Boake Carter

If you doubt you can accomplish something, then you can't accomplish it. You have to have confidence in your ability, and then be tough enough to follow through.
- Rosalynn Carter

Star Ordinary people believe only in the possible. Extraordinary people visualize not what is possible or probable, but rather what is impossible. And by visualizing the impossible, they begin to see it as possible.
- Cherie Carter-Scott

The nice thing about teamwork is that you always have others on your side.
- Margaret Carty

Education, in the broadest of truest sense, will make an individual seek to help all people, regardless of race, regardless of color, regardless of condition.
- George Washington Carver

How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving, and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Anything will give up its secrets if you love it enough. Not only have I found that when I talk to the little flower or to the little peanut they will give up their secrets, but I have found that when I silently commune with people they give up their secrets also - if you love them enough.
- George Washington Carver

Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses.
- George Washington Carver

Reality is a narrow little house which becomes a prison for those who can't get out.
- Joyce Cary

For good and evil, man is a free creative spirit. This produces the very queer world we live in, a world in continuous creation and therefore continuous change and insecurity.
- Joyce Cary

God is a character, a real and consistent being, or He is nothing. If God did a miracle He would deny His own nature and the universe would simply blow up, vanish, become nothing.
- Joyce Cary

I'd been busy, busy, so busy, preparing for life, while life floated by me, quiet and swift as a regatta.
- Lorene Cary

The capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest meaning and significance.
- Pablo Casals

As for myself, I always willingly acknowledge my own self as the principal cause of every good and of every evil which may befall me; therefore I have always found myself capable of being my own pupil, and ready to love my teacher.
- Giacomo Casanova

If money is all that a man makes, then he will be poor -- poor in happiness, poor in all that makes life worth living.
- Herbert N. Casson

The men who succeed are the efficient few. They are the few who have the ambition and will power to develop themselves.
- Herbert N. Casson

Every winner has scars.
- Herbert N. Casson

A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you... Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as many times as you think necessary. Then ask yourself alone, one question... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't it is of no use.
- Carlos Castaneda

We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

We choose only once. We choose either to be warriors or to be ordinary... A second choice does not exist. Not on this earth.
- Carlos Castaneda

The revolution... is a dictatorship of the exploited against the exploiters.
- Fidel Castro

There are some things you learn best in calm, and some in storm.
- Willa Cather

After I'm dead I'd rather have people ask why I have no monument than why I have one.
- Cato the Elder

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
- Cato the Elder

An angry man opens his mouth and shuts his eyes.
- Cato the Elder

The greatest comfort of my old age, and that which gives me the highest satisfaction, is the pleasing remembrance of the many benefits and friendly offices I have done to others.
- Marcus Cato

It's a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn't want to hear.
- Dick Cavett

As long as people will accept crap, it will be financially profitable to dispense it.
- Dick Cavett

If your parents never had children, chances are you won't, either.
- Dick Cavett

The man who trusts men will make fewer mistakes than he who distrusts them.
- Cavour

It often happens that those of whom we speak least on earth are best known in heaven.
- Nicholas Caussin

I came, I saw, I conquered.
- Julius Caesar

Star Beware the leader who bangs the drums of war in order to whip the citizenry into a patriotic fervor, for patriotism is indeed a double-edged sword. It both emboldens the blood, just as it narrows the mind. And when the drums of war have reached a fever pitch and the blood boils with hate and the mind has closed, the leader will have no need in seizing the rights of the citizenry. Rather, the citizenry, infused with fear and blinded by patriotism, will offer up all of their rights unto the leader and gladly so. How do I know? For this is what I have done. And I am Caesar.
- Julius Caesar

Truth may be stretched, but cannnot be broken, and always gets above falsehood, as oil does above water.
- Miguel de Cervantes

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
- Miguel de Cervantes

By the street of By-and-By, one arrives at the house of Never.
- Miguel de Cervantes

He who loves wealth loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; but he who loses his courage loses all.
- Miguel de Cervantes

Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be!
- Miguel de Cervantes

If I create from the heart, nearly everything works; if from the head, almost nothing.
- Marc Chagall

Nobody roots for Goliath.
- Wilt Chamberlain

Star The most wasted of all days is that on which one has not laughed.
- Nicolas Chamfort

Death, the one appointment we all must keep, and for which no time is set.
- Charlie Chan

Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
- William Ellery Channing

With all the talk about getting foreigners to buy more American products, how can we sell to them if we don't speak their language or even know where they are?
- John Chancellor

The more you reason the less you create.
- Raymond Chandler

She was kind of girl who'd eat all your cashews and leave you with nothing but peanuts and filberts.
- Raymond Chandler

Common sense always speaks too late.
- Raymond Chandler

How many cares one loses when one decides not to be something but to be someone.
- Coco Chanel

The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud.
- Coco Chanel

Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin

Be ready when opportunity comes. Luck is the time when preparation and opportunity meet.
- Roy D. Chapin Jr.

The basic essential of a great actor is that he loves himself in acting.
- Charlie Chaplin

Failure is unimportant. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.
- Charlie Chaplin

The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
- Charlie Chaplin

In the end, everything is a gag.
- Charlie Chaplin

Ignorance is the mother of admiration.
- George Chapman

There are plenty of people to whom the crucial problem of their lives never get presented in terms that they can understand.
- John Jay Chapman

If you're still hanging onto a dead dream of yesterday, laying flowers on its grave by the hour, you cannot be planting the seeds for a new dream to grow today.
- Joyce Chapman

To have another language is to possess a second soul.
- Charlemagne

What is soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room.
- Ray Charles

He who receives a good turn should never forget it; he who does one should never remember it.
- Pierre Charron

Actors search for rejection. If they don't get it they reject themselves.
- Chevy Chase

You can always spot a well informed man - his views are the same as yours.
- Ilka Chase

"Ful wys is he that can himselven knowe!" or "Very wise is he that can know himself."
- Chaucer

In some cases non-violence requires more militancy than violence.
- Cesar Chavez

Fear tastes like a rusty knife and do not let her into your house. Courage tastes of blood. Stand up straight. Admire the world. Relish the love of a gentle woman. Trust in the Lord.
- John Cheever

Man is what he believes.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

You will not become a saint through other people's sins.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The stupider the peasant, the better the horse understands him.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

Love, friendship, respect, do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
- Anton Pavlovich Chekhov

The trouble with some women is that they get all excited about nothing -- and then marry him.
- Cher

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
- Cherokee Saying

Star Impossibilities are merely things which we have not yet learned.
- Charles W. Chesnutt

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Be wiser than other people if you can, but do not tell them so.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Wear your learning like your watch, in a private pocket, and do not pull it out and strike it merely to show that you have one. If you are asked what time it is, tell it, but do not proclaim it hourly and unasked, like the watchman.
- Earl of Chesterfield

Whatever is worth doing at all, is worth doing well.
- Earl of Chesterfield

The knowledge of the world is only to be acquired in the world, and not in a closet.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

Whatever is worth doing at all is worth doing well.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

Most people enjoy the inferiority of their best friends.
- Lord Chesterfield [Philip Dormer Stanhope]

You can only find truth with logic if you have already found it without it.
- Gilbert Keith Chesterton

Nothing exists but what has its enemy; one species pursue and live upon the other.
- St. John de Chevecoeur

Life itself is the proper binge.
- Julia Child

It's fun to get together and have something good to eat at least once a day. That's what human life is all about--enjoying things.
- Julia Child

Flowers have spoken to me more than I can tell in written words. They are the hieroglyphics of angels, loved by all men for the beauty of the character, though few can decipher even fragments of their meaning.
- Lydia Maria Child

I will work my own way, according to the light that is in me.
- Lydia Maria Child

But men never violate the laws of God without suffering the consequences, sooner or later.
- Lydia Maria Child

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
- Lydia Maria Child

Compassion and understanding facilitate, while judgments debilitate and create stress.
- Doc Childre

Compassion is ignited when we realize that each person (including yourself) is unique, then connect in the heart at the essence level and desire to understand that person's being. When you care and have passion to understand, you become compassionate.
- Doc Childre

When I start appreciating, I look at it like business. I start by appreciating life itself. After all, life is really a gift. It might not always seem like that's true, but it is. If nothing else, it's a gift of discovery. So I appreciate that!
- Doc Childre

Be more prompt to go to a friend in adversity than in prosperity.
- Chilo

And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down. Without the rain, there would be no rainbow.
- Jerry Chin

The Creative knows the great beginnings. The Receptive completes the finished things.
- I Ching

It is an inexorable Law of Nature that bad must follow good, that decline must follow a rise. To feel that we can rest on our achievements is a dangerous fallacy. Inner strength can overcome anything that occurs outside.
- I Ching

The man who strikes first admits that his ideas have given out.
- Chinese Proverb

There is little place in the political scheme of things for an independent, creative personality, for a fighter. Anyone who takes that role must pay a price.
- Shirley Chisholm

The less you open your heart to others, the more your heart suffers.
- Deepak Chopra

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have because the older she gets the more interested he becomes.
- Agatha Christie

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

I feel sorry for the person who can't get genuinely excited about his work. Not only will he never be satisfied, but he will never achieve anything worthwhile.
- Walter Chrysler

Acquire the courage to believe in yourself. Many of the things that you have been taught were at one time the radical ideas of individuals who had the courage to believe what their own hearts and minds told them was true, rather than accept the common beliefs of their day.
- Ching Ning Chu

While they were asleep, they did not realize they were dreaming... but when they awoke, they knew.
Some day will come a great awakening, when we will know this life was like a dream.
- Chuang-Tse

If you plan for a year, plant a seed. If for ten years, plant a tree. If for a hundred years, teach the people. When you sow a seed once, you will reap a single harvest. When you teach the people, you will reap a hundred harvests.
- Kuan Chung

Life is not always what one wants it to be, but to make the best of it as it is, is the only way of being happy.
- Jennie Jerome Churchill

There is no such thing as a moral dress...It's people who are moral or immoral.
- Jennie Jerome Churchill

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.
- Winston Churchill

When I abuse the language, I call it 'art' and call myself an artist; when you abuse the language, I call it 'wrong,' call myself a critic, and assume an air of unimpeachable authority.
- Fennec A. Churl

As always, victory finds a hundred fathers but defeat is an orphan.
- Count Galeazzo Ciano

The Constitution gives every American the inalienable right to make a damn fool of himself.
- John Ciardi

The classroom should be an entrance into the world, not an escape from it.
- John Ciardi

I have the same goal I’ve had ever since I was a girl. I want to rule the world.
- Madonna Louise Ciccione

I criticize by creation, not by finding fault.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

There are two kinds of people: the ones who have to be told and the ones who figure it out all by themselves.
- Tom Clancy

I believe that sex is one of the most beautiful, natural, wholesome things that money can buy.
- Tom Clancy

A faith that cannot survive collision with the truth is not worth many regrets.
- Arthur C. Clark

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts, except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
- Blake Clark

I never liked him and I always will.
- Dave Clark

Real generosity is doing something nice for someone who'll never find out.
- Frank A. Clark

We find comfort among those who agree with us- growth among those who don't.
- Frank A. Clark

Every adult needs a child to teach; it's the way adults learn.
- Frank A. Clark

It's better to recall something you wish you'd said, than something you wish you hadn't.
- Frank A. Clark

If what you are telling is true, you don't have to choose your words so carefully.
- Frank A. Clark

If what you are telling is true, you don't have to choose your words so carefully.
- Frank A. Clark

I have great belief in the fact that whenever there is chaos, it creates wonderful thinking. I consider chaos a gift.
- Septima Poinsette Clark

It may be that our role on this planet is not to worship God, but to create him.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
- Arthur C. Clarke

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The best measure of a man's honesty isn't his income tax return. It's the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
- Arthur C. Clarke

The life of the wolf is the death of the lamb.
- John Clarke

Say not always what you know, but always know what you say.
- Claudius

Statistics are no substitute for judgment.
- Henry Clay

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem.
- Eldridge Cleaver

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
- Eldridge Cleaver

...originality consists of the achievement of new combinations, and not of the creation of something out of nothing.
- Richard V. Clemence

War is too serious a matter to entrust to military men.
- Georges Clemenceau

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
- Georges Clemenceau

The 21st century must be the century of education and the century of the teacher.
- Bill Clinton

You can put wings on a pig, but you don't make it an eagle.
- Bill Clinton

To know the value of generosity, it is necessary to have suffered from the cold indifference of others.
- Eugene Cloutier

I've just learned about his illness. Let's hope it's nothing trivial.
- Irvin S. Cobb

Star Everyday God gives us the sun, and also the moment in wich have the ability to change everything that makes us unhappy. Our magic moment helps us to change and send us off in search of our dreams.
- Paulo Coelho

The fellow who thinks he knows it all is especially annoying to those of us who do.
- Harold Coffin

We never really lose; we just build on what has been. If a relationship, friendship, career, or living situation is right and good for you, it will remain in force by the power of love and the Law of Attraction. If it ends or leaves, something better and more appropriate is in store.
- Alan Cohen

I don't consider myself a pessimist. I think of a pessimist as someone who is waiting for it to rain. And I feel soaked to the skin.
- Leonard Cohen

I wanted to kiss this woman so bad, I wondered how I would stay alive without it.
- Richard Cohen

People don't change and lives are rarely enabled by last minute whims and glibly-whispered wishes. We prepare-our minds and hearts-to meticulously encourage, nurture, and support change.
- Rabbi Edward Paul Cohn

Children and grandparents get along so well together because they have the same enemy -- the mother.
- Claudette Colbert

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

Many people lose their tempers merely from seeing you keep yours.
- Frank Moore Colby

You don't drown by falling in the water; you drown by staying there.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Show me someone content with mediocrity and I'll show you someone destined for failure.
- Johnetta Cole

Every dawn, each of us is offered, again, the freedom of choice... While life remains, there is always the opportunity to remake the world.
- Jim Coleman

It was when I found out I could make mistakes that I knew I was on to something.
- Ornette Coleman

If income was directly proportional to technical proficiency and education, classical and jazz musicians would be some of the most affluent people in the world.
- Robert Coleman

The doing evil to avoid an evil cannot be good.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

This is the course of every evil deed, that, propagating still it brings forth evil.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The wise only possess ideas; the greater part of mankind are possessed by them.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

The fair breeze blew, the foam flew, the furrow followed free: we were the first that ever burst into that silent sea.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Whoever supermoralizes unmoralizes.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Our own heart, and not other men's opinion, form our true honor.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

No mind is thoroughly well organized that is deficient in a sense of humour.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Be happy. It is a way of being wise.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Look for a long time at what pleases you, and a longer time at what pains you.
- Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

Success is the sum of small efforts -- repeated day in and day out.
- Robert Collier

Your chances in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself.
- Robert Collier

Life is a buffet and only the suckers are starving.
- Joan Collins

Education is painful and not gained with playing games or being average.
- Marva Collins

Evils in the journey of life are like the hills which alarm travelers on their road. - Both appear great at a distance, but when we approach them we find they are far less insurmountable than we had conceived.
- Charles Caleb Colton

There is this difference between happiness and wisdom, that he that thinks himself the happiest man really is so; but he that thinks himself the wisest is generally the greatest fool.
- Charles Caleb Colton

When you have nothing to say, say nothing.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Knowledge is two-fold, and consists not only in an affirmation of what is true, but in the negation of that which is false.
- Charles Caleb Colton

He who buys what he does not want will soon want what he cannot buy.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Nothing so completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity himself, than straightforward and simple integrity in another.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Applause is the spur of noble minds, the end and aim of weak ones.
- Charles Caleb Colton

Three things give the student the possibility of surpassing his teacher: ask a lot of questions, remember the answers, teach.
- Jan Amos Coménius

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.
- Confucius

There is in true beauty something which vulgar souls cannot admire.
- William Congreve

Heav'n has no Rage like Love to Hatred turn'd, Nor Hell a Fury, like a Woman scorn'd.
- William Congreve

As repressed sadists are supposed to become policemen or butchers so those with irrational fear of life become publishers.
- Cyril Connoly

Obesity is a mental state, a disease brought on by boredom and disappointment.
- Cyril Connoly

Slums may well be breeding grounds of crime, but middle class suburbs are incubators of apathy and delirium.
- Cyril Connoly

Always be nice to those younger than you, because they are the ones who will be writing about you.
- Cyril Connoly

The past is the only dead thing that smells sweet.
- Cyril Connoly

Hate is the consequence of fear; we fear something before we hate it; a child who fears noises becomes a man who hates noise.
- Cyril Connoly

The secret of success is to be in harmony with existence, to be always calm, to let each wave of life wash us a little farther up the shore.
- Cyril Connoly

If one is too lazy to think, too vain to do a thing badly, too cowardly to admit it, one will never attain wisdom.
- Cyril Connoly

The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary, men alone are quite capable of every wickedness.
- Joseph Conrad

Being a woman is a terribly difficult trade, since it consists pricipally of dealing with men.
- Joseph Conrad

Every age is fed on illusions, lest men should renounce life early and the human race come to an end.
- Joseph Conrad

I don't like work - no man does - but I like what is in the work - the chance to find yourself.
- Joseph Conrad

You shall judge a man by his foes as well as by his friends.
- Joseph Conrad

Facing it - always facing it - that's the way to get through. Face it!
- Joseph Conrad

Nothing lays itself open to the charge of exaggeration more than the language of naked truth.
- Joseph Conrad

You have to be efficient if you're going to be lazy.
- Shirley Conran

There's no word in the language I revere more than 'teacher'. My heart sings when a kid refers to me as his teacher, and it always has. I've honored myself and the entire family of man by becoming a teacher.
- Pat Conroy

Perfection is destruction in the making.
- Joe Constantino

Instead of fallig head over heals into love, why not trip into like?
- Joe Constantino

Many of us spend our lives searching for success when it is usually so close that we can reach out and touch it.
- Russell H. Conwell

No person has ever been honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.
- Calvin Coolidge

Four fifths of all our troubles in this life would disappear, if we would only sit down and keep still.
- Calvin Coolidge

Civilization and profits go hand in hand.
- Calvin Coolidge

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.
- Calvin Coolidge

I had ambition not only to go farther than any man had ever been before, but as far as it was possible for a man to go.
- James R. Cook

Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the universe trying to produce bigger and better idoits. So far, the Universe is winning.
- Rich Cook

Parents: persons who spend half their time worrying how a child will turn out, and the rest of the time wondering when a child will turn in.
- Ted Cook

If we would have civilization and the exertion indispensable to its success, we must have property; if we have property, we must have its rights; if we have the rights of property, we must take those consequences of the rights of property which are inseparable from the rights themselves.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The affairs of life embrace a multitude of interests, and he who reasons in any one of them, without consulting the rest, is a visionary unsuited to control the business of the world.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other.
- James Fenimore Cooper

...no civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law.
- James Fenimore Cooper

Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions.
- James Fenimore Cooper

The way I see it, there are two kinds of dreams. One is a dream that's always going to be just that... A dream. A vision that you can never really hold in your hand. The there's a dream that's more than a dream. It's like... A map. A map that you live by and follow for the rest of your days. Knowing that someday you're going to stand on top of that Mountain holding everything you thought of Right There In Your Hand!
- Robert Cooper

...true knowledge is the discerning of pattern, and wisdom in its right interpretation.
- Robert Coover

I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at home which answer the same purpose as a husband. I have a dog which growls every morning, a parrot which swears all afternoon and a cat that comes home late at night.
- Marie Corelli

The manner of giving is worth more than the gift.
- Pierre Corneille

I don't know the key to success, but the key to failure is trying to please everybody.
- Bill Cosby

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
- Bill Cosby

There is no labor a person does that is undignified; if they do it right.
- Bill Cosby

Obstacles are things that a person sees when they take their mind off their goal
- E. Joseph Cossman

The greatest power is often simple patience.
- E. Joseph Cossman

It is rewarding to find someone you like,
but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being,
but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love,
but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things.
For you cannot live in someone else. You cannot find yourself in someone else.
You cannot be given a life by someone else.
Of all the people you will know in a lifetime, you are the only one you will never leave or lose.
To the question of your life, you are the only answer.
To the problems of your life, you are the only solution.
- Jo Coudert

Don't talk unless you can improve the silence.
- Laurence Coughlin

The flush toilet is the basis of western civilization.
- Alan Coult

Nothing is more powerful than an individual acting out of his conscience, thus helping to bring the collective conscience to life.
- Norman Cousins

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
- Norman Cousins

To touch the soul of another human being is to walk on holy ground.
- Stephen R. Covey

Integrity is the key to your power.
- Stephen R. Covey

Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
- Stephen R. Covey

Change - real change - comes from the inside out. It doesn't come from hacking at the leaves of attitude and behavior with quick fix personality ethic techniques. It comes from striking at the root - the fabric of our thought, the fundamental, essential paradigm, which give definition to our character and create the lens through which we see the world.
- Stephen R. Covey

If you're proactive, you don't have to wait for circumstances or other people to create perspective expanding experiences. You can consciously create your own.
- Stephen R. Covey

How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.
- Stephen R. Covey

Keep in mind that you are always saying 'no' to something. If it isn't to the apparent, urgent things in your life, it is probably to the most fundamental, highly important things. Even when the urgent is good, the good can keep you from your best, keep you from your unique contribution, if you let it.
- Stephen R. Covey

Live out of your imagination, not your history.
- Stephen R. Covey

Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
- Stephen R. Covey

We ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
- Noel Coward

A cynic is just a man who found out when he was about ten that there wasn't any Santa Claus, and he's still upset.
- James Gould Cozzens

Your sole contribution to the sum of things is yourself.
- Dr. Frank Crane

Go outdoors and get rid of nerves.
- Dr. Frank Crane

There are three ways to get something done: do it yourself, hire someone, or forbid your kids to do it.
- Monta Crane

A man feared that he might find an assassin; Another that he might find a victim. One was wiser than the other.
- Stephan Crane

They were doing a full back shot of me in a swimsuit and I thought, Oh my God, I have to be so brave. See, every woman hates herself from behind.
- Cindy Crawford

Love is a fire. But whether it is going to warm your hearth or burn down your house, you can never tell.
- Joan Crawford

When you want to encourage a greater sense of responsibility in others (and yourself), emphasize the anticipation of accomplishment, not the penalties for failure.
- Roger Crawford

Travel has a way of stretching the mind. The stretch comes not from travel's immediate rewards, the inevitable myriad new sights, smells and sounds, but with the experiencing firsthand how others do differently what we have believed to be the right and only way.
- Ralph Crawshaw

History is the record of an encounter between character and circumstance.
- Donald Creighton

We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
- Luciano de Crescenzo

If automobiles had followed the same development cycle as the computer, a Rolls-Royce would today cost $100, get a million miles per gallon, and explode once a year, killing everyone inside.
- Robert Cringely

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
- James Crook

Your own words are the bricks and mortar of the dreams you want to realize. Your words are the greatest power you have. The words you choose and the use establish the life you experience.
- Sonia Croquette

A strange lot this, to be dropped down in a world of barbarians - men who see clearly enough the barbarity of all ages except their own.
- Ernest Crosby

Making miracles is hard work; most people give up before they happen.
- Sheryl Crow

Star The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Christopher Crowfield

I was asked to memorise what I did not understand; and, my memory being so good, it refused to be insulted in that manner.
- Aleister Crowley

Everything about business comes down to PEOPLE. Where in business can we escape the impact of human care, human creativity, human commitment, human frustration, and human despair? There is no reason for anything in business to exist if it does not serve the needs of people.
- Bruce Cryer

It is better to wear out than to rust out.
- Richard Cumberland

It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are.
- E. E. Cummings

To be nobody but yourself -- in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you like everybody else -- means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.
- E. E. Cummings

Since feeling is first, who pays attention to the syntax of things will never wholly kiss you.
- E. E. Cummings

Jump into the middle, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars.
- Joan L. Curcio

We discovered that peace at any price is no peace at all.
- Eve Curie

Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.
- Marie Curie

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
- Marie Curie

Social justice is a semantic fraud from the same stable as People's Democracy.
- C. Curran

There are two kinds of men who never amount to much -- those who cannot do what they are told and those who can do nothing else.
- Cyrus H. K Curtis

The test of civilization is the estimate of woman. Among savages she is a slave. In the dark ages of Christianity she is a toy and a sentimental goddess. With increasing moral light, and greater liberty, and more universal justice, she begins to develop as an equal human being.
- George William Curtis

Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment -- this day -- is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day -- each moment of this day -- a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity.
- Dan Custer

I want to work with the top people, because only they have the courage and the confidence and the risk-seeking profile that you need.
- Laurel Cutler

Do not protect yourself by a fence, but rather by your friends.
- Czech Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dwell in possibility.
- Emily Dickinson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- Michael Dooley

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beware the fury of a patient man.
- John Dryden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness.
- Lawrence Durrell

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
- Amelia Earhart

Of course I realized there was a measure of danger. Obviously I faced the possibility of not returning when first I considered going. Once gaised and settled there really wasn't any good reason to refer to it.
- Amelia Earhart

Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace. The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things; knows not the livid loneliness of fear, nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear the sound of wings.
- Amelia Earhart

The defining function of the artist is to cherish consciousness.
- Max Eastman

I'm interested in the fact that the less secure a man is, the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
- Clint Eastwood

I don't believe in pessimism. If something doesn't come up the way you want, forge ahead. If you think it's going to rain, it will.
- Clint Eastwood

A consensus means that everyone agrees to say collectively what no one believes individually.
- Abba Eban

History teaches us that men and nations behave wisely once they have exhausted all other alternatives.
- Abba Eban

One day you've got to realize that resources don't belong to you. Work with God to plant the seeds in the lives of other people.
- Jack Echerd

Morality regulates the acts of man as a private individual; honor, his acts as a public man.
- Esteban Echeverría

What is Truth? Truth is something so noble that if God could turn aside from it, I would keep the Truth and turn aside from God.
- Johannes Eckhard

Between God and Me there is no "Between."
- Meister Eckhart

If the only prayer you ever say in your whole life is "thank you," that would suffice.
- Meister Eckhart

Only the hand that erases can write the true thing.
- Meister Eckhart

Fear prophets... and those prepared to die for the truth, as a rule make many others die with them, often before them, and at times instead of them.
- Umberto Eco

If two things don't fit, but you believe both of them, thinking that somewhere, hidden, there must be a third thing that connects them, that's credulity.
- Umberto Eco

Sin makes its own hell, and goodness its own heaven.
- Mary Baker Eddy

To live and let live, without clamor for distinction or recognition; to wait on divine Love; to write truth first on the tablet of one's own heart - this is the sanity and perfection of living, and my human ideal.
- Mary Baker Eddy

Star If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.
- Marian Wright Edelman

We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee.
- Marian Wright Edelman

Every succeeding scientific discovery makes greater nonsense of old-time conceptions of sovereignty.
- Sir Anthony Eden

There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards: they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.
- Maria Edgeworth

I'm desperately trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.
- Dave Edison

I never did a day's work in my life, it was all fun.
- Thomas Alva Edison

When Solomon said that there was a time and a place for everything he had not encountered the problem of parking an automobile.
- Bob Edwards

Preventives of evil are far better than remedies; cheaper and easier of application, and surer in result.
- Tryon Edwards

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
- Tryon Edwards

He that never changes his opinions, never corrects his mistakes, will never be wiser on the tomorrow than he is today.
- Tryon Edwards

To waken interest and kindle enthusiasm is the sure way to teach easily and successfully.
- Tryon Edwards

If I were a gambler, I would take even money that England will not exist in the year 2000.
- Paul Ehrlich

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.
- Albert Einstein

Modern man lives increasingly in the future and neglects the present.
- Loren Eiseley

The future is neither ahead nor behind, on one side or another. Nor is it dark or light. It is contained within ourselves; its evil and good are perpetually within us.
- Loren Eiseley

You think that way as you begin to get grayer and you see pretty plainly that the game is not going to end as you planned.
- Loren Eiseley

Content is a word unknown to life; it is also a word unknown to man.
- Loren Eiseley

An intellectual is a man who takes more words than necessary to tell more than he knows.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Things are more like they are now than they ever were before.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

The history of free men is never really written by chance but by choice -- their choice.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We are going to have peace even if we have to fight for it.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

May we pursue that right without self-righteousness.
May we know unity without conformity.
May we grow in strength without pride of self.
May we, in our dealings with all people of the earth,
ever speak the truth and serve justice.
May the light of freedom, coming to all darkened lands,
flame brightly until at last the darkness is no more.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Most lies succeed because no one goes through the work to figure out how to catch them.
- Paul Ekman

Love makes the world go 'round, and so does a bump on the head.
- Bill Ekstrand

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
- George Eliot

It will never rain roses. When we want to have more roses, we must plant more trees.
- George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
- George Eliot

Our deeds determine us, as much as we determine our deeds.
- George Eliot

Keep true, never be ashamed of doing right; decide on what you think is right and stick to it.
- George Eliot

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving!
- George Eliot

Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
- T.S. Eliot

The remarkable thing about television is that it permits several million people to laugh at the same joke and still feel lonely.
- T.S. Eliot

To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man's life.
- T.S. Eliot

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasting time.
- T.S. Eliot

In my end is my beginning.
- T.S. Eliot

I will show you fear in a handful of dust.
- T.S. Eliot

The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes from within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men.
- Black Elk

If men can run the world, why can't they stop wearing neckties? How intelligent is it to start the day by tying a little noose around your neck?
- Linda Ellerbee

Is this the hill I want to die on?
- Ellae Ellinwood

Books are the quietest and most constant of friends and the most patient of teachers.
- Charles W. Elliot

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
- Walter Elliott

The world's greatest thinkers have often been amateurs; for high thinking is the outcome of fine and independent living, and for that a professional chair offers no special opportunities.
- Havelock Ellis

Sex lies at the root of life, and we can never learn to reverence life until we know how to understand sex.
- Havelock Ellis

So far as business and money are concerned, a country gains nothing by a successful war, even though that war involves the acquisition of immense new provinces.
- Havelock Ellis

To be a leader of men one must turn one's back on men.
- Havelock Ellis

Dreams are real while they are happening. Can we say anymore about life?
- Havelock Ellis

A man must not swallow more beliefs than he can digest.
- Havelock Ellis

Even the most scientific investigator in science, the most thoroughgoing Positivist, cannot dispense with fiction; he must at least make use of categories, and they are already fictions, analogical fictions, or labels, which give us the same pleasure as children receive when they are told the "name" of a thing.
- Havelock Ellis

The promised land always lies on the other side of the wilderness.
- Havelock Ellis

Power doesn't have to show off. Power is confident, self-assuring, self-starting and self-stopping, self-warming and self-justifying. When you have it, you know it.
- Ralph Ellison

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Habit is either the best of servants or the worst of masters.
- Nathaniel Emmons

One principal reason why men are so often useless it, that they divide and shift their attention among a multiplicity of objects and pursuits.
- Nathaniel Emmons

Bloom where you planted.
- Mary Englebreit

Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.
- English Proverb

A good beginning makes a good end.
- English Proverb

We never know the worth of water till the well is dry.
- English Proverb

In a cat's eye, all things belong to cats.
- English Proverb

Keep company with those who may make you better.
- English saying

All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
- Epictetus

Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
- Epictetus

It is impossible to begin to learn that which one thinks one already knows.
- Epictetus

Star He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.
- Epictetus

The essence of philosophy is that a man should so live that his happiness shall depend as little as possible on external things.
- Epictetus

The greater the difficulty the more glory in surmounting it. Skillful pilots gain their reputation from storms and tempests.
- Epictetus

So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a tough and stalwart antagonist... that you may prove a victor at the Great Games.
- Epictetus

It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.
- Epictetus

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make life entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
- Epicurus

It is impossible to live pleasurably without living prudently, honorably, and justly; or to live prudently, honorably, and justly, without living pleasurably.
- Epicurus

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do?
- Epicurus

I have never wished to cater to the crowd; for what I know they do not approve, and what they approve I do not know.
- Epicurus

If the gods listened to the prayers of men, all humankind would quickly perish since they constantly pray for many evils to befall one another.
- Epicurus

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able?
Then he is not omnipotent.
Is he able, but not willing?
Then he is malevolent.
Is he both able and willing?
Then whence cometh evil?
Is he neither able nor willing?
Then why call him God?
- Epicurus

A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.
- Erasmus

A compromise is the art of dividing a cake in such a way that everyone believes he has the biggest piece.
- Ludwig Erhard

There's a difference between beauty and charm. A beautiful woman is one I notice. A charming woman is one who notices me.
- John Erskine

Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz

He who wonders discovers that this in itself is wonder.
- M. C. Escher

Yesterday is ashes; tomorrow is wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.
- Old Eskimo saying

To the fool, he who speaks wisdom will sound foolish.
- Euripides

Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish.
- Euripides

Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.
- Euripides

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
- Euripides

It is a good thing to be rich and a good thing to be strong, but it is a better thing to be loved by many friends.
- Euripides

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
- Euripides

I can do anything you want me to do so long as I don't have to speak.
- Linda Evangelista

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
- Bergen Evans

When a woman behaves like a man why doesn't she behave like a nice man?
- Edith Evans

Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
- Richard L. Evans

There are some people who live in a dream world, and there are some who face reality; and then there are those who turn one into the other.
- Douglas Everett

A boss creates fear, a leader confidence.
A boss fixes blame, a leader corrects mistakes.
A boss knows all, a leader asks questions.
A boss makes work drudgery, a leader makes it interesting.
A boss is interested in himself or herself, a leader is interested in the group.
- Russel H. Ewing

Truth hurts...not the searching after, the running from.
- John Eyberg

There are souls in this world which have the gift of finding joy everywhere and of leaving it behind them when they go.
- Frederick Faber

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
- Clifton Fadiman

When it is not necessary to make a decision, it is necessary not to make a decision.
- Lord Falkland

Grown men should not be having sex with prostitutes unless they are married to them.
- Rev. Jerry Falwell

I had a student ask me, "Could the savior you believe in save Osama bin Laden?" Of course, we know the blood of Jesus Christ can save him, and then he must be executed.
- Rev. Jerry Falwell

Crime expands according to our willingness to put up with it.
- Barry Farber

Thank you for answering the call to be a teacher. Thank you for the enduring impression you've made in the lives you have touched. Every community needs people like you. Your contributions are permanent. You improve our world. You are so important.
- Donna Fargo

If you go in for argument, take care of your temper. Your logic, if you have any, will take care of itself.
- Joseph Farrell

Intelligence is that faculty of mind, by which order is preceived in a situation previously considered disordered.
- Haneef A. Fatmi

Because no battle is ever won he said. They are not even fought. The field only reveals to man his own folly and despair, and victory is an illusion of philosophers and fools.
- William Faulkner

Man performs and engenders so much more than he can or should have to bear. That's how he finds that he can bear anything.
- William Faulkner

Poor man. Poor mankind.
- William Faulkner

He was one of the nicest old ladies I ever met.
- William Faulkner

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
- William Feather

If we don't discipline ourselves the world will do it for us.
- William Feather

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
- William Feather

Some of us might find happiness if we quit struggling so desperately for it.
- William Feather

If you're naturally kind you attract a lot of people you don't like.
- William Feather

Artists can color the sky red because they know it's blue. Those of us who aren't artists must color things the way they really are or people might think we're stupid.
- Jules Feiffer

There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
- Federico Fellini

Real religion should be something that liberates men. But churches don't want free men who can think for themself and find their own divinity within. When a religion becomes organized it is no longer a religious experience but only superstition and estrangement.
- Federico Fellini

Fellows' Law: All fixed-size fields are too small.
- David Fellows

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
- Edna Ferber

It's terrible to realize you don't learn how to live until you're ready to die and, then it's too late.
- Edna Ferber

Far too noisy, my dear Mozart. Far too many notes.
- Emperor Ferdinand of Austria

Your past is not your potential. In any hour you can choose to liberate the future.
- Marilyn Ferguson

Humility comes from understanding that the obstacles in front of you are not going to go away.
- Sarah Ferguson

The way to a man's heart is through his stomach.
- Fanny Fern

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts, desires, and habits, we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature, or we descend to suffer and learn.
- J.Todd Ferrier

The most important thing in a relationship between a man and a woman is that one of them must be good at taking orders.
- Linda Festa

It takes a big man to admit when he's wrong, and an even bigger one to keep his mouth shut when he's right.
- Jim Fiebig

All the taxes paid over a lifetime by the average American are spent by the government in less than a second.
- Jim Fiebig

Ask five economists and you'll get five different explanations (six if one went to Harvard).
- Edgar R. Fiedler

We cannot glimpse the essential life of a caged animal, only the shadow of its former beauty.
- Julia Allen Field

It took me a long time not to judge myself through someone else's eyes.
- Sally Field

Let no man be sorry he has done good, because others have done evil! If a man has acted right, he has done well, though alone; if wrong, the sanction of all mankind will not justify him.
- Henry Fielding

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. Then quit. There's no use being a damned fool about it.
- W. C. Fields

You've failed many times, although you don't remember. You fell down the first time you tried to walk. You almost drowned the first time you tried to swim... Don't worry about failure. My suggestion to each of you: Worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try.
- Sherman Finesilver

Bigness comes from doing many small things well. Individually, they are not very dramatic transactions. Together, though, they add up.
- Edward S. Finkelstein

Even a small star shines in the darkness.
- Finnish proverb

Have you ever considered the cost of quitting? For a real eye opener... ask Thomas Edison... Steve Jobs... Michael Jordan... or Jim Carrey. Ask them how much it would have cost them if they had quit. What about you?
- Doug Firebaugh

There is no point at which you can say, 'Well, I'm successful now. I might as well take a nap.'
- Carrie Fisher

Dreaming permits each and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
- Charles Fisher

The trouble with many of us is that we just slide along in life. If we would only give, just once, the same amount of reflection to what we want out of life that we give to the question of what to do with a two-week vacation, we would be startled at our false standards and the aimless procession of our busy days.
- Dorothy Canfield Fisher

Human breasts have no physiological function. They are subcutaneous deposits of fat around the teats and mammary glands that can be cumbersome to the bearer. They play no role in nursing. In fact, they can even smother the child.
- Helen Fisher

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
- Martin H. Fischer

It is not by accident that the happiest people are those who make a conscious effort to live useful lives. Their happiness, of course, is not a shallow exhilaration where life is one continuos intoxicating party. Rather, their happiness is a deep sense of inner peace that comes when they believe their lives have meaning and that they are making a difference for good in the world.
- Ernest A. Fitzgerald

There is always a way to go if you look for it.
- Ernest A. Fitzgerald

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues, and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

If you're strong enough there ARE no precedents.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

Family quarrels are bitter things. They don't go according to any rules. They're not like aches or wounds; they're more like splits in the skin that won't heal because there's not enough material.
- F. Scott Fitzgerald

By the time a person has achieved years adequate for choosing a direction, the die is cast and the moment has long since passed which determined the future.
- Zelda Fitzgerald

I learned the value of hard work by working hard.
- Margaret M. Fitzpatrick

The future of the world is in my classroom today, a future with the potential for good or bad [...] I must be vigilant every day, lest I lose one fragile opportunity to improve tomorrow.
- Ivan Welton Fitzwater

Only a teacher? Thank God I have a calling to the greatest profession of all!
- Ivan Welton Fitzwater

The only reason some people get lost in thought is because it's unfamiliar territory.
- Paul Fix

Earth has its boundaries, but human stupidity is limitless.
- Gustave Flaubert

A man is a critic when he cannot be an artist, in the same way that a man becomes an informer when he cannot be a soldier.
- Gustave Flaubert

Nothing is more humiliating than to see idiots succeed in enterprises we have failed in.
- Gustave Flaubert

The ultimate goal should be doing your best and enjoying it.
- Peggy Fleming

Fear is an acid which is pumped into one's atmosphere. It causes mental, moral and spiritual asphyxiation, and sometimes death; death to energy and all growth.
- Horace Fletcher

Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.
- Fernando Flores

The most powerful weapon on earth is the human soul on fire.
- Ferdinand Foch

The will to conquer is the first condition of victory.
- Ferdinand Foch

A beautiful woman is the hell of the soul, the purgatory of the purse, and the paradise of the eyes.
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

It takes time to ruin a world, but time is all it takes.
- Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle

The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margaret Fontey

There is more credit and satisfaction in being a first-rate truck driver than a tenth-rate executive.
- B. C. Forbes

I Resolve: to strive to contribute something to the world, its work and the people in it; to spend and be spent in worthy service; to adhere, the best I can, to the Golden Rule.
- B. C. Forbes

Education's purpose is to replace an empty mind with an open one.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

It's more fun to arrive at a conclusion than to justify it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

People who never get carried away should be.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Star The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

If you expect nothing, you're apt to be surprised. You'll get it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

By the time we've made it, we've had it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

There is never enough time, unless you are serving it.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

When in doubt, duck.
- Malcolm S. Forbes

Always demanding the best of oneself, living with honor, devoting one's talents and gifts to the benefits of others - these are the measures of success that endure when material things have passed away.
- Gerald R. Ford

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though sometimes it is hard to realize this.
- Henry Ford

Revenge proves its own executioner.
- John Ford

I hate the idea of causes, and if I had to choose between betraying my country, and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
- E.M. Forster

Spoon feeding in the long run teaches us nothing but the shape of the spoon.
- E.M. Forster

Hating people is like burning down your own house to get rid of a rat.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

The tragedy of war is that it uses man's best to do man's worst.
- Henry Fosdick

Love and respect are the most important aspects of parenting, and of all relationships.
- Jodie Foster

Genius is the power of lighting one's own fire.
- John Foster

Because a star explodes and a thousand worlds like ours die, we know this world is. That is the smile: that what might not be, is.
- John Fowles

There comes a time in each life like a point of fulcrum. At that time you must accept yourself. It is not any more what you will become. It is what you are and always will be.
- John Fowles

Star The most important questions in life can never be answered by anyone except oneself.
- John Fowles

Bless a thing and it will bless you. Curse it and it will curse you...If you bless a situation, it has no power to hurt you, and even if it is troublesome for a time, it will gradually fade out, if you sincerely bless it.
- Emmet Fox

It makes no difference how deeply seated may be the trouble, how hopeless the outlook, how muddled the tangle, how great the mistake. A sufficient realization of love will dissolve it all.
- Emmet Fox

What we see in the outer is but a reflection of the inner, because we surround ourselves with a picture of our own beliefs. In other words, we manifest in general what we seriously think and believe. So if we want to find out what our habitual thinking is like, we have but to look around us and ask ourselves what we really see.
- Emmet Fox

Human liberation will begin when we understand that our evolution and fulfilment are contingent on the recognition of animal rights and on a compassionate and responsible stewardship of nature.
- Dr Michael W.Fox

Health nuts are going to feel stupid one day, lying in the hospital, dying of nothing.
- Redd Foxx

It is almost impossible systematically to constitute a natural moral law. Nature has no principles. She furnishes us with no reason to believe that human life is to be respected. Nature, in her indifference, makes no distinction between good and evil.
- Anatole France

The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.
- Anatole France

If fifty million people say a foolish thing, it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The books that everybody admires are those nobody reads.
- Anatole France

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
- Anatole France

That man is prudent who neither hopes nor fears anything from the uncertain events of the future.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

To accomplish great things, we must not only act but also dream, not only dream but also believe.
- Anatole France

One must never lose time in vainly regretting the past nor complaining against the changes which cause us discomfort, for change is the very essence of life.
- Anatole France

To die for an idea is to set a rather high price upon conjecture.
- Anatole France

Once we accept our limits, we go beyond them.
- Brendan Francis

Whoever is happy will make others happy, too. He who has courage and faith will never perish in misery.
- Anne Frank

Well all live with the objecttive of being happy, our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy.
- Anne Frank

How lovely to think that no one need wait a moment, we can start now, start slowly changing the world! How lovely that everyone, great and small, can make their contribution toward introducing justice straightaway... And you can always, always give something, even if it is only kindness!
- Anne Frank

A country dominated by televangelism would be unrecognizable to the Founding Fathers, who envisioned religion as personal and spiritual, not social and political. No particular variety of religion was intended to control the political agenda, to set the community's moral tone or to judge who are the true believers and members of our society. But this is precisely the objective of the electric church.
- Razelle Frankel

The last of the human freedoms is to choose one's attitudes.
- Viktor Frankl

What is to give light must endure burning.
- Viktor Frankl

Fear may come true that which one is afraid of.
- Viktor Frankl

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.
- Viktor Frankl

Between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.
- Viktor Frankl

By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree, and endless in duration.
- Benjamin Franklin

A man who seeks truth and loves it must be reckoned precious to any human society.
- Frederick the Great

If you want to know the value of an individual, ask not for the sum of all that he owns, but look instead to the total of all that he has given.
- Douglas K. Freeman

All weakness tends to corrupt, and impotence corrupts absolutely.
- Edgar Z. Freidenberg

It is overdoing the thing to die for love.
- French Proverb

A father is a banker provided by nature.
- French Proverb

Star What! No star, and you are going out to sea? Marching, and you have no music? Traveling, and you have no book? What! No love, and you are going out to live?
- French Proverb

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
- Anna Freud

The true believer is in a high degree protected against the danger of certain neurotic afflictions; by accepting the universal neurosis he is spared the task of forming a personal neurosis.
- Sigmund Freud

The sense of inferiority and the sense of guilt are exceedingly difficult to distinguish.
- Sigmund Freud

...the first man to use abusive language instead of his fists was the founder of civilization.
- Sigmund Freud

The great question...which I have not been able to answer, despite my thirty years into the feminine soul, is 'What do women want?'
- Sigmund Freud

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
- Sigmund Freud

Originally the ego includes everything, later it detaches from itself the external world.
- Sigmund Freud

Religion is an illusion and it derives its strength from the fact that it falls in with our instinctual desires.
- Sigmund Freud

Dogs love their friends and bite their enemies, quite unlike people, who are incapable of pure love and always have to mix love and hate.
- Sigmund Freud

Most people do not really want freedom, because freedom involves responsibility, and most people are frightened of responsibility.
- Sigmund Freud

Property is a central economic institution of any society, and private property is the central institution of a free society.
- David Friedman

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem, it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

Underlying most arguments against the free market is a lack of belief in freedom itself.
- Milton Friedman

Political freedom means the absence of coercion of a man by his fellow men.
- Milton Friedman

You can achieve anything you want in life if you have the courage to dream it, the intelligence to make a realistic plan, and the will to see that plan through to the end.
- Sidney A. Friedman

Successful people start out in life with the same disadvantages as the rest of us. They just find ways to turn their disadvantages into assets.
- Sidney A. Friedman

There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as moral indignation, which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.
- Erich Fromm

The mother-child relationship is paradoxical and, in a sense, tragic. It requires the most intense love on the mother's side, yet this very love must help the child grow away from the mother, and to become fully independent.
- Erich Fromm

Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. It goes on.
- Robert Frost

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
- J. A. Froude

Star Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Annette Funicello

There is an inevitable divergence, attributable to the imperfections of the human mind, between the world as it is and the world as men perceive it.
- J. William Fulbright

We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable, thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
- J. William Fulbright

Peace is not something you wish for; it's something you make, something you do, something you are, something you give away.
- Robert Fulghum

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.
That myth is more potent than history.
That dreams are more powerful than facts.
That hope always triumphs over experience.
That laughter is the only cure for grief.
And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum

Thinking is a momentary dismissal of irrelevancies.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Either man is obsolete or war is.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Don't fight forces; use them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

So I vowed to keep myself alive, but only if I would never use me again for just me - each one of us is born of two, and we really belong to each other. I vowed to do my own thinking, instead of trying to accommodate everyone else' opinion, credo's and theories. I vowed to apply my inventory of experiences to the solving of problems that affect everyone aboard planet Earth.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Dare to be naive.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

We should stop kidding ourselves. We should let go of things that aren't true. It's always better with the truth.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

A problem adequately stated is a problem well on it's way to being solved.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished, if the solution is not beautiful, I know it is wrong.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Whenever I draw a circle, I immediately want to step out of it.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Faith is much better than belief. Belief is when someone else does the thinking.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
- Sarah Margaret Fuller

Better hazard once than always be in fear.
- Thomas Fuller

Take every opportunity in life, like an opportunity to see Haley's Comet... A once in a lifetime event.
- Charles W. Fulmore

Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful.
- Annette Funicello

When the uncapped potential of a student meets the liberating art of a teacher, a miracle unfolds.
- Mary Hatwood Futrell

As we look at the 21st century, we recognize that societies all around the world are changing dramatically, and therefore I think teachers will make a tremendous difference in the lives of individuals, the lives of communities, and the lives of nations.
- Mary Hatwood Futrell

Tell me and I forget.
Show me and I remember.
Let me do and I understand.
- Kung Fu-Tse

Things that are done it is needless to speak about.... things that are past, it is needless to blame.
- Kung Fu-Tse

When you know a thing, to hold that you know it; and when you do not know a thing, to allow that you do not know it -- this is knowledge.
- Kung Fu-Tse

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man I keep his house.
- Zsa Zsa Gabor

To speak gratitude is courteous and pleasant, to enact gratitude is generous and noble, to live gratitude is to touch heaven.
- Joahannes A. Gaertner

Most of my major disappointments have turned out to be blessings in disguise. So whenever anything bad does happen to me, I kind of sit back and feel, well, if I give this enough time, it'll turn out that this was good, so I shouldn't worry about it too much.
- William Gaines

Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.
- Serge Gainsbourg

Just as there must be balance in what a community produces, so there must also be balance in what the community consumes.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

More die in the United States of too much food than of too little.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

If all else fails, immortality can always be assured by spectacular error.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

One of the greatest pieces of economic wisdom is to know what you do not know.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

It is almost as important to know what is not serious as to know what is.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

I believe that if I should die, and you were to walk near my grave, from the very depths of the earth I would hear your footsteps.
- Benito Perez Galdos

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
- Don Galer

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him.
- Galileo Galilei

Doubt is the father of invention.
- Galileo Galilei

The Bible shows the way to go to heaven, not the way the heavens go.
- Galileo Galilei

The sun, with all those planets revolving around it and dependent upon it, can still ripen a bunch of grapes as it if had nothing else in the universe to do.
- Galileo Galilei

You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself.
- Galileo Galilei

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use.
- Galileo Galilei

A hypothetical paradox: What would happen in a battle between an Enterprise security team, who always get killed soon after appearing, and a squad of Imperial Stormtroopers, who can't hit the broad side of a planet?
- Tom Galloway

When you cannot make pure goods and full weight, go to something that is honest, even if it is breaking stone.
- James Gamble

You can't shake hands with a clenched fist.
- Indira Gandhi

When I despair...I remember that all through history, the way of truth and love has always won. There have been murderers and tyrants, and for a time they can seem invincible. But in the end they always fall. Think of it ... always.
- Mahatma Gandhi

The Truth is simple and cannot be practiced. Suffering is complex and must be practiced.
- Gangaji

The first step toward change is acceptance. Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change. That's all you have to do. Change is not something you do, it's something you allow.
- Will Garcia

You know you're getting old when everything hurts. And what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
- Hy Gardner

Some people strengthen the society just by being the kind of people they are.
- John W. Gardner

Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up.
- James A. Garfield

A tragedy is marrying a man for love and finding out he has no money.
- Cindy Garner

Fear grows out of the things we think; it lives in our minds. Compassion grows out of the things we are, and lives in our hearts.
- Barbara Garrison

With reasonable men I will reason; with humane men I will plead; but with tyrants, I will give no quarter, nor waste arguments where they will certainly be lost.
- William Lloyd Garrison

I'll not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has to say.
- Elizabeth Gaskell

Love for what is near and small makes the sublime real and effective within our hearts.
- José Ortega y Gasset

A teacher must always teach to doubt his teaching.
- José Ortega y Gasset

Often you have to rely on intuition.
- Bill Gates

It's fine to celebrate success but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.
- Bill Gates

That we can comprehend the little we know already is mindboggling in itself.
- Tom Gates

What do you take me for, an idiot?
- Charles de Gaulle

Who knows what women can be when they are finally free to become themselves.
- Charles de Gaulle

Many live in the ivory tower called reality; they never venture on the open sea of thought.
- Francois Gautier

We only part to meet again.
- John Gay

Expressing anger is a form of public littering.
- Willard Gaylin

I am learning to be patient and compassionate with myself as I gain the courage to be true to myself.
- Shakti Gawain

When you're following your energy and doing what you want all the time, the distinction between work and play dissolves.
- Shakti Gawain

Evil (ignorance) is like a shadow--it has no real substance of its own, it is simply a lack of light. You cannot cause a shadow to disappear by trying to fight it, stamp on it, by railing against it, or any other form of emotional or physical resistance. In order to cause a shadow to disappear, you must shine light on it.
- Shakti Gawain

I wouldn't mind dying -- it's the business of having to stay dead that scares the shit out of me.
- R. Geis

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.
- Theodor Seuss Geisel

One doesn't have a sense of humor, it has you.
- Larry Gelbart

Live as you will wish to have lived when you are dying.
- Charistian Furchtegott Gellert

If you understand, things are as they are.
If you do not understand, things are as they are.
- Gensha

True friendship comes when silence between two people is comfortable.
- Dave Tyson Gentry

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated. You can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
- David Lloyd George

He has sat on the fence so long that the iron has entered his soul.
- David Lloyd George

What protectionism teaches us, is to do to ourselves in time of peace what enemies seek to do to us in time of war.
- Henry George

No age or time of life, no position or circumstance, has a monopoly on success. Any age is the right age to start doing!
- Gerard

More is to be got from one teacher than from two books.
- German proverb

You have to take it as it happens, but you should try to make it happen the way you want to take it.
- German proverb

A country can be judged by the quality of its proverbs.
- German proverb

My time is today.
- George Gershwin

If you can count your money, you don't have a billion dollars.
- J. Paul Getty

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
- Mohandas Ghandi

Teaching is an instinctual art, mindful of potential, craving of realizations, a pausing seamless process.
- Bartlett Giamatti

All that is human must retrograde if it does not advance.
- Edward Gibbon

The winds and the waves are always on the side of the ablest navigators.
- Edward Gibbon

Keep me away from the wisdom which does not cry, the philosophy which does not laugh and the greatness which does not bow before children.
- Kahlil Gibran

And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
- Kahlil Gibran

Work is love made visible. And if you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work and sit at the gate of the temple and take alms of those who work with joy.
- Kahlil Gibran

It is better to be hated for what you are than to be loved for something you are not.
- André Gide

Art is a collarboration between God an the artist, and the less the artist does the better.
- André Gide

Believe those who are seeking the truth; doubt those who find it.
- André Gide

The want of logic annoys. Too much logic bores. Life eludes logic, and everything that logic alone constructs remains artificial and forced.
- André Gide

It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves--in finding themselves.
- André Gide

One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.
- André Gide

To what a degree the same past can leave different marks-and especially admit of different interpretations.
- André Gide

Nothing noble is done without risk.
- André Gide

I am erecting a barrier of simplicity between myself and the world.
- André Gide

Pro football is like nuclear warfare. There are no winners, only survivors.
- Frank Gifford

Every civilizing step in history has been ridiculed as 'sentimental', 'impractical', or 'womanish', etc., by those whose fun, profit or convenience was at stake.
- Joan Gilbert

Mankind continues to become gradually less cruel because a few people in every generation keep saying, "This isn't right. It hurts me to see it."
- Joan Gilbert

You've no idea of what a poor opinion I have of myself, and how little I deserve it.
- W. S. Gilbert

No one can have a higher opinion of him than I have; and I think he's a dirty little beast.
- W. S. Gilbert

You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.
- Jerry Gillies

The love of mother and child is beautiful; but there is a higher law than that - the love of one another.
- Charlotte Perkins Gilman

It is impossible to maintain a civilization with 12 year olds having babies, and 15 year olds killing each other, and 17 year olds dying of AIDS, and with 18 year olds ending up with diplomas they can't even read.
- Newt Gingrich

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim G. Ginot

There is nothing to be learned from history anymore. We're in science fiction now.
- Allen Ginsberg

Mistakes are a fact of life. It is the response to error that counts.
- Nikki Giovanni

We love because it's the only true adventure.
- Nikki Giovanni

The secret of success is sincerity. Once you can fake that you've got it made.
- Jean Giraudoux

The flower is the poetry of reproduction. It is an example of the eternal seductiveness of life.
- Jean Giraudoux

When you see a woman who can go nowhere without a staff of admirers, it is not so much because they think she is beautiful, it is because she has told them they are handsome.
- Jean Giraudoux

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
- Jean Giraudoux

Man is made by his belief. As he believes, so he is.
- Bhagavad Gita

Better indeed is knowledge than mechanical practice. Better than knowledge is meditation. But better still is surrender of attachment to results, because there follows immediate peace.
- Bhagavad Gita

Action is the product of the Qualities inherent in Nature.
- Bhagavad Gita

It is better to do thine own duty, however lacking in merit, than to do that of another, even though efficiently.
- Bhagavad Gita

For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
- George Gissing

It is the mind which creates the world about us, and even though we stand side by side in the same meadow, my eyes will never see what is beheld by yours, my heart will never stir to the emotions with which yours is touched.
- George Gissing

We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessing of peace.
- William Ewart Gladstone

A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

Expecting something for nothing is the most popular form of hope.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

The fewer the facts, the stronger the opinion.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

We all know a fool when we see one -- but not when we are one.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

A good leader takes a little more than his share of the blame, a little less than his share of the credit.
- Arnold H. Glasgow

In her single person she managed to produce the effect of a majority.
- Ellen Glascow

The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.
- Jackie Gleason

Giving presents is a talent; to know what a person wants, to know when and how to get it, to give it lovingly and well. Unless a character possesses this talent there is no moment more annihilating to ease than that in which a present is received and given.
- Pamela Glenconner

A science is any discipline in which the fool of this generation can go beyond the point reached by the genius of the last generation.
- Max Gluckman

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.
- Robert H. Goddard

God himself has no right to be a tyrant.
- William Godwin

Star Why of course the people don't want war... But after all it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is to tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
- Hermann Goering, Nazi leader, at the Nuremberg Trials after World War II

How many joys are crushed under foot because people look up at the sky and disregard what is at their feet?
- Catharina Elisabetha Goethe

He alone is great and happy who requires neither to command nor to obey in order to secure his being of some importance in the world.
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Star There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try themselves, and those who are afraid that you will succeed.
- Ray Goforth

Love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much perfoms much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is done well.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

As we advanced in life it becomes more and more difficult, but in fighting the difficulties the inmost strength of the heart is developed.
- Vincent Van Gogh

If you hear a voice within you say "you cannot paint," then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
- Vincent Van Gogh

I wish they would only take me as I am.
- Vincent Van Gogh

If you have both feet planted on level ground, then the university has failed you.
- Robert F. Goheen

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest thing in the nicest way.
- Isaac Goldberg

In the schoolhouse, we have the heart of the whole society.
- Henry Golden

A fine is a tax for breaking the law; a tax is a fine for obeying the law.
- J. H. Goldfuss

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
- Emma Goldman

Jealousy is indeed a poor medium to secure love, but it is a secure medium to destroy one’s self-respect. For jealous people, like dope-fiends, stoop to the lowest level and in the end inspire only disgust and loathing.
- Emma Goldman

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
- Goldsmith

Anyone who goes to a psychiatrist ought to have his head examined.
- Samuel Goldwyn

Give me a smart idiot before a stupid genius any day.
- Samuel Goldwyn

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
- Samuel Goldwyn

To have a friend, you must be a friend.
- Jacqueline Gomelsky

While modern technology has given people powerful new communication tools, it apparently can do nothing to alter the fact that many people have nothing useful to say.
- Leo Gomes

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
- Samuel Gompers

A painting in a museum probably hears more foolish remarks than anything else in the world.
- Edmond & Jules Goncourt

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world, I am more awed by those who struggle to make one small difference after another.
- Ellen Goodman

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. To me, a picture is worth a thousand memories; for when all is said and done, it is the memories that last with us forever.
- Jeffrey A. Goodman

Humor is a universal language.
- Joel Goodman

Good teaching is one-fourth preparation and three-fourths theatre.
- Gail Goodwin

The impossible is often the untried.
- Jim Goodwin

My life's work has been accomplished. I did all that I could.
- Mikhail Gorbachev

Nothing in life is more exciting and rewarding than the sudden flash of insight that leaves you a changed person - not only changed, but for the better.
- Arthur Gordon

Love is not blind - it sees more, not less. But because it sees more, it is willing to see less.
- Rabbi Julins Gordon

Have a good day, count your blessings, and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.
- Racheal Gordon

No matter how hard the loss, defeat might serve as well as victory to shape the soul and let the glory out.
- Al Gore Sr.

Whenever I hear the word culture, I reach for my revolver.
- Hermann Goring

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go and you learn at once how big and precious it is.
- Maxim Gorky

Man has made use of his intelligence, he invented stupidity.
- Remy De Gourmant

To get profit without risk, experience without danger and reward without work is as impossible as it is to live without being born.
- A.P. Gouthey

Fantasy, abandoned by reason, produces impossible monsters; united with it, she is the mother of the arts and the origin of marvels.
- Goya

Do one thing at a time and do that one thing as if your life depended upon it.
- Eugene Grace

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
- Baltasar Graciàn

A bad manner spoils everything, even reason and justice; a good one supplies everything, gilds a No, sweetens a truth, and adds a touch of beauty to old age itself.
- Baltasar Graciàn

There is no wilderness like a life without friends; friendship multiplies blessings and minimizes misfortunes; it is a unique remedy against adversity, and it soothes the soul.
- Baltasar Graciàn

A prudent man will think more important what fate has conceded to him, than what it has denied.
- Baltasar Graciàn

I don't ever look back. I look forward.
- Steffi Graf

Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.
- Billy Graham

There is only one of you in the world, just one. And if that is not fulfilled, then something has been lost.
- Martha Graham

You can have anything you want if you want it desperately enough. You must want it with an exuberance that erupts through the skin and joins the energy that created the world.
- Sheila Graham

I’m a pessimist because of intelligence, but an optimist because of will.
- Antonio Gramsci

When you hire people who a smarter than you are, you prove you are smarter than they are.
- R.H. Grant

We keep going back, stronger, not weaker, because we will not allow rejection to beat us down. It will only strengthen our resolve. To be successful there is no other way.
- Earl G. Graves

Winners have simply formed the habit of doing things losers don't like to do.
- Albert Gray

When men and women are able to respect and accept their differences then love has a chance to blossom.
- John Gray

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.
- Thomas Gray

Looking back, I have this to regret, that too often when I loved, I did not say so.
- David Grayson

A heart that loves is always young.
- Greek Proverb

Nothing will content him who is not content with a little.
- Greek Proverb

Most people say that as you get old, you have to give things up. I think you get old because you give things up.
- Theodore Green

Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut.
- Daniel Greenberg

Heresy is another word for freedom of thought.
- Graham Greene

Catholics and Communists have committed great crimes, but at least they have not stood aside, like an established society, and been indifferent. I would rather have blood on my hands than water like Pilate if you have abandoned one faith, do not abandon all faith. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose. Or is it the same faith under another name?
- Graham Greene

Many attempts to communicate are nullified by saying too much.
- Robert Greenleaf

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
- Stephan Grellet

You miss 100% of the shots you don't take...
- Wayne Gretzky

The highest compliment that you can pay me is to say that I work hard every day, that I never dog it.
- Wayne Gretzky

Man is the only creature endowed with the power of laughter; is he not also the only one that deserves to be laughed at?
- Greville

I go by many names, under many skies, doing many things, yet am always at the same place. I eat up its power, reveling in anguish. I love, I lie, I am only a human. This is my life, no trespassing. Please.
- The Lord Greycloak

The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas.
- Alfred Whitney Griswold

The right to be let alone is the underlying principle of the Constitution's Bill of Rights.
- Erwin N. Griswold

When authorities warn you of the sinfulness of sex, there is an important lesson to be learned. Do not have sex with the authorities.
- Matt Groening

I've got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.
- Angus Grossart

Let me say at the risk of seeming ridiculous, that the true revolutionary is guided by great feelings of love.
- Che Guevara

All parents believe their children can do the impossible. They thought it the minute we were born, and no matter how hard we've tried to prove them wrong, they all think it about us now. And the really annoying thing is, they're probably right.
- Cathy Guisewite

The little I know I owe to my ignorance.
- Sacha Guitry

You can pretend to be serious; you can't pretend to be witty.
- Sacha Guitry

The best way to turn a woman's head is to tell her she has a beautiful profile.
- Sacha Guitry

I used to sit on the banks with a raft and watch the water roll lazily by. One day I pushed my raft into the shallows of the water and found the water moved swifter than I thought. My raft was actually a boat. Then, after some time, I rowed my little boat into deeper water. There were great storms, mighty winds, tremendous waves, and sometimes I felt so alone. But I have noticed my little rowboat is now a mighty ship manned by my friends and loved ones; and beautiful calm seas, warm sunny days, and nights filled with comfortable dreams always double after a storm. Now, I could never go back and sit on the bank. In fact, I search for deeper water. Such is life when lived.
- B. D. Gulledge

He was trying to save both his faces.
- John Gunther

One may say that evil does not exist for subjective man at all, that there exist only different conceptions of good. Nobody ever does anything deliberately in the interests of evil, for the sake of evil. Everybody acts in the interests of good, as he understands it. But everybody understands it in a different way. Consequently men drown, slay, and kill one another in the interests of good.
- George Gurdjieff

A man can only attain knowledge with the help of those who possess it. This must be understood from the very beginning. One must learn from him who knows.
- George Gurdjieff

I have often depended on the blindness of strangers.
- Adrienne E. Gusoff

If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.
- Tenzin Gyatso

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Perfection is the child of Time.
- Bishop Joseph Hall

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The heart sees better than the eye.
- Hebrew Proverb

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

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

Love is a hole in the heart.
- Ben Hecht

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

People change and forget to tell eachother.
- Lilliam Hellman

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To do what others cannot do is talent. To do what talent cannot do is genius.

- Will Henry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A dry soul is wisest and best.
- Heraclitus

He that knows nothing doubts nothing.
- Herbert

Sometimes the best gain is to lose.
- Herbert

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

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

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

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

Without danger you cannot get beyond danger.
- George Herbert

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
- Herodotus

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

It is always your next move.
- Napoleon Hill

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nature acts without masters.
- Hippocrates

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

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

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

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

There is no such thing as truth.
- Adolph Hitler

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

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

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

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

Silence is sometimes an argument of Consent.
- Thomas Hobbes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Success is 99 percent failure.
- Soichiro Honda

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Rule your mind or it will rule you.
- Horace

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Our greatest songs are still unsung.
- Hubert Humphrey

When ambition ends, happiness begins.
- Hungarian Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To solve big problems you have to be willing to do unpopular things.
- Lee Iacocca

Apply yourself. Get all the education you can, but then, by God, do something. Don't just stand there, make it happen.
- Lee Iacocca

In a completely rational society, the best of us would be teachers and the rest of us would have to settle for something less.
- Lee Iacocca

We are continually faced by great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insoluble problems.
- Lee Iacocca

The only rock I know that stays steady, the only institution I know that works, is the family.
- Lee Iacocca

In times of great stress or adversity, it's always best to keep busy, to plow your anger and your energy into something positive.
- Lee Iacocca

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

In the end, all business operations can be reduced to three words: people, product, and profits.
- Lee Iacocca

When looking at faults, use a mirror, not a telescope.
- Yazid Ibrahim

The minority is always right.
- Henrik Ibsen

The strongest man upon Earth is he who stands most alone.
- Henrik Ibsen

A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm.
- Henrik Ibsen

Rob the average man of his life-illusion, and you rob him of his happiness at the same stroke.
- Henrik Ibsen

All limits are self imposed.
- Icarus

The longest journey we ever make is to our inner world.
- Icelander proverb

At least one way of measuring the freedom of any society is the amount of comedy that is permitted, and clearly a healthy society permits more satirical comment than a repressive, so that if comedy is to function in some way as a safety release then it must obviously deal with these taboo areas. This is part of the responsibility we accord our licensed jesters, that nothing be excused the searching light of comedy. If anything can survive the probe of humour it is clearly of value, and conversely all groups who claim immunity from laughter are claiming special privileges which should not be granted.
- Eric Idle

With love and patience, nothing is impossible.
- Daisaku Ikeda

Respect the past in the full measure of its desserts, but do not make the mistake of confusing it with the present nor seek in it the ideals of the future.
- Jose Incenerios

Only after the last tree has been cut down,
Only after the last river has been poisoned,
Only after the last fish has been caught,
Only then will you realize that money cannot be eaten.
- Cree Indian Prophecy

When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
- Indian saying

Worry is interest paid on trouble before it comes due.
- William Ralph Inge

It is useless for sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while wolves remain of a different opinion.
- William Ralph Inge

The happiest people seem to be those who have no particular cause for being happy except that they are so.
- William Ralph Inge

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has had the individuality enough and courage enough to stand by his own convictions.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

Few rich men own their own property. The property owns them.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

The more a man knows, the more willing he is to learn -- The less a man knows, the more positive he is that he knows everything.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

The inspiration of the Bible depends upon the ignorance of the gentleman who reads it.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments - there are consequences.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

An honest God is the noblest work of man.
- Robert G. Ingersoll

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

Waiting until everything is perfect before making a move is like waiting to start a trip until all the traffic lights are green.
- Karen Ireland

It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
- Irish Proverb

Wine divulges truth.
- Irish Proverb

Turning it over in your mind won't plough the field.
- Irish Proverb

Get down on your knees and thank God you're still on your feet.
- Irish proverb

People live in each other's shelter.
- Irish proverb

The world would not make a racehorse of a donkey.
- Irish proverb

You're not as young as you used to be, but you're not as old as you're going to be - so watch it!
- Irish proverb

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
- Washington Irving

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
- Washington Irving

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Since the house is on fire let us warm ourselves.
- Italian Proverb

After the game the king and the pawn go in the same box.
- Italian Proverb

He was so narrow minded he could see through a keyhole with both eyes.
- Molly Ivins

It's a damn poor mind that can only think of one way to spell a word.
- Andrew Jackson

Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in.
- Andrew Jackson

A child needs your presence more than your presents.
- Jesse Jackson

You must never stop dreaming. Face reality, yes. But don't stop with the way things are; dream of things as they ought to be. Dream of peace. Peace is rational and reasonable. War is irrational in this age and unwinnable.
- Jesse Jackson

We've removed the ceiling above our dreams. There are no more impossible dreams.
- Jesse Jackson

It is in struggle and service with our brothers and sisters, individually and collectively, that we find the meaning of life.
- Jesse Jackson

Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive.
- Jesse Jackson

Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
- Jesse Jackson

Did you ever hear anyone say "That work had better be banned because I might read it and it might be very dangerous to me?"
- Joseph Henry Jackson

Once you've done the mental work, there comes a point you have to throw yourself into the action and put your heart on the line. That means not only being brave, but being compassionate towards yourself, your teammates and your opponents.
- Phil Jackson

The only reason I don't like playing in the World Series is I can't watch myself play.
- Reggie Jackson

Cruelty is contagious in uncivilized communities.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

Forgiveness is the highest and most difficult of all moral lesson.
- Joseph Jacobs

There is no substitute for accurate knowledge. Know yourself, know your business, know your men.
- Randall Jacobs

I'd rather be dead than singing when I'm forty five.
- Mick Jagger

The difficulty about all this dying is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?
- Alice James

It is only when they go wrong that machines remind you how powerful they are.
- Clive James

The ideal tyranny is that which is ignorantly self-administered by its victims. The most perfect slaves are, therefore, those which blissfully and unawaredly enslave themselves.
- Dresden James

Experience is never limited, and it is never complete; it is an immense sensibility, a kind of huge spider-web of the finest silken threads suspended in the chamber of consciousness, and catching every air-borne particle in its tissue.
- Henry James

Live all you can; it's a mistake not to. It doesn't so much matter what you do in particular, so long as you have your life. If you haven't had that, what have you had?
- Henry James

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
- Henry James

The people who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try to do nothing and succeed.
- Lloyd James

Star Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.
- William James

The true purpose of education is to cherish and unfold the seed of immortality already sown within us; to develop, to their fullest extent, the capacities of every kind with which the God who made us has endowed us.
- Anna Jameson

Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present. Most of us spend fifty-nine minutes an hour living in the past, with regret for lost joys or shame for things badly done (both utterly useless and weakening) or in a future which we either long for or dread. There is only one minute in which you are alive, this minute, here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable minute, which is exactly what it is - a miracle and unrepeatable.
- Storm Jameson

Think of all the really successful men and women you know. Do you know a single one who didn't learn very young the trick of calling attention to himself in the right quarters?
- Storm Jameson

If the scissors are not used daily on the beard, it will not be long before the beard is, by its luxuriant growth, pretending to be the head.
- Hakim Jami

The experience of love and peace is the only thing of importance that is communicated. It is this attitude of the heart, and not what is said between two people, that does healing work in both directions.
- Gerald G. Jampolsky

There are only two emotions: love - our natural inheritance, and fear - an invention of our minds which is illusory. Each instant of the day we choose between these two, and our choice determines the kind of day we have and how we will perceive the world.
- Gerald G. Jampolsky

Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.
- Japanese proverb

Who travels for love finds a thousand miles not longer than one.
- Japanese proverb

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
- Japanese proverb

Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.
- Japanese proverb

If you believe everything you read, better not read.
- Japanese proverb

Adversity is the foundation of virtue.
- Japanese proverb

In that the wisdom of the few becomes available to the many, there is progress in human affairs; without it, the static routine of tradition continues.
- Jospeh Jastrow

We can only teach that which we are.
- Jean Jaurès

Everybody who loves you wants you to be true to yourself, no matter how it appears.
- Eli Jaxon-Bear

The jury has a right to judge both the law as well as the fact in controversy.
- John Jay

Democracy is ever eager for rapid progress, and the only progress which can be rapid is progress down hill.
- Sir James Jeans

StarNothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
- Thomas Jefferson

People are either driven to action or complacency, mission or rust. You're either participating in the Game of Life or you're watching it from the grandstands. Herein lies a crucial difference. A champion plays the game: a spectator observes, criticizes and never really gets to live. A champion know what he or she wants and goes after it with carefully calculated goals and no-holds-barred action. A spectator feels that his or her life is not their own. They let others dictate their destiny. They become victims of life instead of masters of it.
- Bruce Jenner

I learned that the only way you are going to get anywhere in life is to work hard at it. Whether you're a musician, a writer, an athlete or a businessman, there is no getting around it. If you do, you'll win - if you don't, you won't.
- Bruce Jenner

Success is not measured by heights attained but by obstacles overcome. We're going to pass through many obstacles in our lives: good days, bad days. But the successful person will overcome those obstacles and constantly move forward.
- Bruce Jenner

The Trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in a hurry.
- John Jensen

He is very imprudent, a dog; he never makes it his business to inquire whether you are in the right or the wrong, never asks whether you are rich or poor, silly or wise, sinner or saint. You are his pal. That is enough for him.
- Jerome K.Jerome

It is always the best policy to tell the truth, unless, of course, you are an exceptionally good liar.
- Jerome K.Jerome

Truth is the safest lie.
- Jewish Proverb

God could not be everywhere and therefore he made mothers.
- Jewish Proverb

When a man mints coins - they are all alike, but when God mints people, each of them is uniquely different even though they all come from the same mold.
- Jewish Saying

The things I've done in my life have required a lot of years of work before they took off.
- Steve Jobs

I want to put a ding in the universe.
- Steve Jobs

It's OK to mess up. You should give yourself a break.
- Billy Joel

The true and solid peace of nations consists not in equality of arms, but in mutual trust alone.
- Pope John XXIII

Tyranny and despotism can be exercised by many, more rigourously, more vigourously, and more severely, than by one.
- Andrew Johnson

Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
- Barbara Johnson

There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
- Ben Johnson

Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them.
- Lady Bird Johnson

Men and women are limited not by the place of their birth, not by the color of their skin, but by the size of their hope.
- John Johnson

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson

We live in a world that has narrowed into a neighborhood before it has broadened into a brotherhood.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson

The classroom - not the trench - is the frontier of freedom now and forevermore.
- Lyndon Baines Johnson

Almost every man wastes part of his life attempting to display qualities which he does not possess.
- Samuel Johnson

A successful [software] tool is one that was used to do something undreamed of by its author.
- S. C. Johnson

An apology is the superglue of life. It can repair just about anything.
- Lynn Johnston

Morale is faith in the man at the top.
- Albert S. Johnstone

If I could wish for my life to be perfect, it would be tempting but I would have to decline, for life would no longer teach me anything.
- Allyson Jones

Things don't go wrong and break your heart so you can become bitter and give up. They happen to break you down and build you up so you can be all that you were intended to be.
- Charlie "Tremendous" Jones

Experience is that marvelous thing that enables you to recognize a mistake when you make it again.
- Franklin P. Jones

Love doesn't make the world go 'round. Love is what makes the ride worthwile.
- Franklin P. Jones

Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.
- Franklin P. Jones

Anybody who knows everything should be told a thing or two.
- Franklin P. Jones

Make a bet every day, otherwise you might walk around lucky and never know it.
- Jimmy Jones

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women, but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong

Do you want me to tell you something really subversive? Love is everything it's cracked up to be. That's why people are so cynical about it... It really is worth fighting for, being brave for, risking everything for. And the trouble is, if you don't risk anything, you risk even more.
- Erica Jong

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong

I have accepted fear as a part of life - specifically the fear of change. I have gone ahead despite the pounding in the heart that says: turn back.
- Erica Jong

"Freedom" is just another word for "nothing to lose".
- Janis Joplin

Don't compromise yourself. It's all you've got.
- Janis Joplin

The world stands aside to let anyone pass who knows where he is going.
- David Starr Jordan

Be a life long or short, its completeness depends on what it was lived for.
- David Starr Jordan

The purpose of polite behavior is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender, and concealment: these are not virtues. The goal of the mannerly is comfort, per se.
- June Jordan

You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them.
- Michael Jordan

There are plenty of teams in every sport that have great players and never win titles. Most of the time, those players aren't willing to sacrifice for the greater good of the team. The funny thing is, in the end, their unwillingness to sacrifice only makes individual goals more difficult to achieve. One thing I believe to the fullest is that if you think and achieve as a team, the individual accolades will take care of themselves. Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence win championships.
- Michael Jordan

I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot... and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that's precisely why I succeed.
- Michael Jordan

Never let inexperience get in the way of ambition.
- Terry Josephson

Only choose in marriage a woman whom you would choose as a friend if she were a man.
- Joseph Joubert

The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress.
- Joseph Joubert

Imagination is the eye of the soul.
- Joseph Joubert

To teach is to learn twice.
- Joseph Joubert

Ambition is pitiless. Any merit that it cannot use it finds despicable.
- Joseph Joubert

Kindness consists in loving people more than they deserve.
- Joseph Joubert

Doubt comes in at the window when inquiry is denied at the door.
- Benjamin Jowett

Alimony is a system by which, when two people make a mistake, one of them keeps paying for it.
- Peggy Joyce

When anyone tells me I can't do anything. I'm just not listening any more.
- Florence Griffith Joyner

Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart. Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.
- Carl Gustav Jung

The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.
- Junius

No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
- Juvenal

Each difficult moment has the potential to open my eyes and open my heart.
- Myla Kabat-Zinn

Rhythm is the basis of life, not steady forward progress. The forces of creation, destruction, and preservation have a whirling, dynamic interaction.
- Kabbalah

[In 2000] Commuters will go to the city in huge aerial buses that hold 200 passengers. Hundreds of thousands more will make such journeys twice a day in their own helicopters.
- Waldemar Kaempfert

The meaning of life is that it stops.
- Franz Kafka

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
- Henry J. Kaiser

When your work speaks for itself, don't interrupt.
- Henry J. Kaiser

Visionary is a self-fulfilling prophet. Don't predict the future. Create it.
- Leland Kaiser

The future is simply infinite possibility waiting to happen. What it waits on is human imagination to crystallize its possibility.
- Leland Kaiser

Give a small boy a hammer and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding.
- Abraham Kaplan

The future must be seen in terms of what a person can do to contribute something, to make something better, to make it go where he believes with all his being it ought to go.
- Frederick R. Kappel

We can invent only with memory.
- Alphonse Karr

Do not learn from your mistakes. Learn from the mistakes of others so that you do not make any.
- Sean Karsten

Don't try to reason with your heart or feel with your mind for just as the heart knows no logic the mind can't lead you to your soul.
- Lady Katilyn

Wisdom is the reward for a lifetime of listening ... when you'd have preferred to talk.
- D.J. Kaufman

Rabbi Zusya said that on the Day of Judgment, God would ask him, not why he had not been Moses, but why he had not been Zusya.
- Walter Kaufmann

When you go in search of honey you must expect to be stung by bees.
- Kenneth Kaunda

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
- Danny Kaye

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality.
- Nikos Kazantzakis

If poetry comes not as naturally as the leaves to a tree, it better not come at all.
- John Keats

Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced - even a proverb is no proverb to you till your life has illustrated it.
- John Keats

'Beauty is truth, truth beauty.' -- that is all ye know on earth, and all ye need to know.
- John Keats

The course of human history is determined, not by what happens in the skies, but what takes place in our hearts.
- Arthur Keith

My father didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.
- Clarence Buddinton Kelland

Keep your face to the sunshine and you can never see the shadow.
- Helen Keller

A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
- Father James Keller

The rational individualist is not the enemy of benevolence or civility, but their truest exemplar.
- David Kelley

The happiness of society is the end of government.
- Walt Kelly

We have met the enemy, and they are us.
- Walt Kelly

The poor man is not he who is without a cent, but he who without a dream.
- Harry Kemp

The loftier the building, the deeper must the foundation be laid.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Do not let your peace depend on the hearts of men; whatever they say about you, good or bad, you are not because of it another man, for as you are, you are.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Don't be angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, because you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas ã Kempis

Ambition never comes to an end.
- Yoshida Kenko

If you thought going to the dentist was painful, you should try Solaris.
- Dave Kennedy

If we make peaceful revolution impossible, we make violent revolution inevitable.
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Few will have the greatness to bend history itself; but each of us can work to change a small portion of events, and in the total of all those acts will be written the history of this generation.
- Robert F. Kennedy

Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments.
- Rose F. Kennedy

Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn't people feel as free to delight in whatever sunlight remains to them?
- Rose F. Kennedy

He who angers you conquers you.
- Elizabeth Kenny

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed.
- Corita Kent

Marrying a man is like buying something you've been admiring for a long time in a shop window. You may love it when you get it home, but it doesn't always go with everything in the house.
- Jean Kerr

Hope is the feeling you have that the feeling you have isn't permanent.
- Jean Kerr

He had delusions of adequacy.
- Walter Kerr

Doubt yourself, and you doubt everything you see. Judge yourself and you see judges everywhere. But if you listen to the sound of your own voice, you can rise above doubt and judgement, and you can see forever.
- Nancy Kerrigan

Part of being a champ is acting like a champ. You have to learn how to win and not run away when you lose. Everyone has bad stretches and real successes. Either way, you have to be careful not to lose your confidence or get too confident.
- Nancy Kerrigan

A problem well stated is a problem half solved.
- Charles F. Kettering

We always have enough to be happy if we are enjoying what we do have - and not worrying about what we don't have.
- Ken Keyes Jr.

To be upset over what you don't have is to waste what you do have.
- Ken Keyes Jr.

It is astonishing what foolish things one can temporarily believe if one thinks too long alone....
- John Maynard Keynes

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build bridges, even where there are no rivers.
- Nikita Khrushchev

Life can only be understood backward, yet, it has to be lived forward.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.
- Søren Kierkegaard

To dare is to lose one's footing momentarily. Not to dare is to lose oneself.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Adversity not only draws people together but brings forth that beautiful inward friendship, just as the cold winter forms ice-figures on the window panes which the warmth of the sun effaces.
- Søren Kierkegaard

If I were to wish for anything, I should not wish for wealth and power, but for the passionate sense of potential, for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible. What wine is so sparkling, so fragrant, so intoxicating, as possibility!
- Søren Kierkegaard

To be a teacher in the right sense is to be a learner.
- Søren Kierkegaard

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Søren Kierkegaard

Above all, do not lose your desire to walk.
- Søren Kierkegaard

The air is like a butterfly With frail blue wings. The happy earth looks at the sky and sings.
- Joyce Kilmer

Don't knock your competitors. By boosting others you will boost yourself. A little competition is a good thing and severe competition is a blessing. Thank God for competition.
- Jacob Kindleberger

The beautiful thing about learning is that no one can take it away from you.
- B.B. King

Be bold, and mighty forces will come to your aid.
- Basil King

Be bold. If you're going to make an error, make a doozey, and don't be afraid to hit the ball.
- Billie Jean King

You've got to get up every morning with a smile on your face and show the world all the love in your heart. Then people are going to treat you better. You're going to find, yes you will, that you're beautiful as you feel.
- Carole King

If a ship has sunk, I can't bring it up. If it is going to be sunk, I can't stop it. I can use my time much better working on tomorrow's problem than fretting about yesterday's. Besides, if I let those things get me, I wouldn't last long.
- Ernest J. King

It may be true that the law cannot make a man love me. But it can keep him from lynching me, and I think that's pretty important.
- Martin Luther King

Our lives begin to end the day we are silent about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King

Nothing in the world is more dangerous than a sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.
- Martin Luther King

We muct accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
- Martin Luther King

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.
- Martin Luther King

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Today, see if you can stretch your heart and expand your love so that it touches not only those to whom you can give it easily, but also those who need it so much.
- Daphine Rose Kingma

We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Never, if possible, lie down at night without being able to say: I have made one human being, at least, a little wiser, a little happier, or a little better this day.
- Charles Kingsley

He was one of those men who possess almost every gift, except the gift of the power to use them.
- Charles Kingsley

You have powers you never dreamed of. You can do things you never thought you could do. There are no limitations in what you can do except the limitations of your own mind.
- Darwin P. Kingsley

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

We have forty million reasons for failure, but not a single excuse.
- Rudyard Kipling

Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind.
- Rudyard Kipling

One learns more from a good scholar in a rage than from a score of lucid and laborious drudges.
- Rudyard Kipling

Take my word for it, the silliest woman can manage a clever man, but it needs a very clever woman to manage a fool.
- Rudyard Kipling

I always prefer to believe the best of everybody - it saves so much trouble.
- Rudyard Kipling

True happiness consists in making happy.
- Bharavi's Kiratarjuniya (Hindu)

The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.
- Henry Kissinger

Moderation is a virtue only in those who are thought to have an alternative.
- Henry Kissinger

Each success only buys an admission ticket to a more difficult problem.
- Henry Kissinger

Don't talk to me about atrocities in war; all war is an atrocity.
- Lord Kitchener

To touch is to experience, but to feel is to live.
- Loren Klein

Today is the day in which to express your noblest qualities of mind and heart, to do at least one worthy thing which you have long postponed.
- Grenville Kleiser

The will to win is not nearly as important as the will to prepare to win.
- Bobby Knight

Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
- George Knight

The art of being a woman can never consist of being a bad imitation of a man.
- Olga Knopf

Always have a plan, and believe in it. Nothing happens by accident.
- Chuck Knox

The fireworks begin today. Each diploma is a lighted match. Each one of you is a fuse.
- Edward Koch

...in the course of the last century science has become so dizzy with its successes, that it has forgotten to ask the pertinent questions- or refused to ask them under the pretext that they are meaningless, and in any case not the scientists concern.
- Arthur Koestler

Even a cursory glance at history should convince one that individual crimes committed for selfish motives play a quite insignificant part in the human tragedy, compared to the numbers massacred in unselfish loyalty to one's tribe, nation, dynasty, church, or political ideology, ad majorem gloriam dei. The emphasis is on unselfish. Excepting a small minority of mercenary or sadistic disposition, wars are not fought for personal gain, but out of loyalty and devotion to king, country or cause. Homicide committed for personal reasons is a statistical rarity in all cultures, including our own. Homicide for unselfish reasons, at the risk of one's own life, is the dominant phenomenon of history.
- Arthur Koestler

...one of the tests of a theory is that, once grasped, it appears self-evident.
- Arthur Koestler

Conscious and unconscious experiences do not belong to different compartments of the mind; they form a continuous scale of gradations, of degrees of awareness.
- Arthur Koestler

...we are apt to forget that the vast majority of men and women who fell under the totalitarian spell was activated by unselfish motives, ready to accept the role of martyr or executioner, as the cause demanded.
- Arthur Koestler

When reality becomes unbearable, the mind must withdraw from it and create a world of artificial perfection. Plato's world of pure Ideas and Forms, which alone is to be considered as real, whereas the world of nature which we perceive is merely its cheap Woolworth copy, is a flight into delusion.
- Arthur Koestler

...the more original a discovery the more obvious it seems afterwards.
- Arthur Koestler

The individual is not a killer, but the group is, and by identifying with it the individual is transformed into a killer.
- Arthur Koestler

Often the search proves more profitable than the goal.
- E. L. Konigsburg

Suppose you considered your neighborhood to be your temple - how would you treat your temple and what would be your spiritual task there?
- Jack Kornfield

The basic principle of spiritual life is that our problems become the very place to discover wisdom and love.
- Jack Kornfield

When we get too caught up in the busyness of the world we lose connection with one another and ourselves.
- Jack Kornfield

If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.
- Jack Kornfield

If the girl kisses you that can be a good sign, but yet again it can be a friendly kiss. If she slips you the tongue, that can be a good sign, but then again it could be just a friendly tongue slipping. I'll stop now...
- Christopher Koziol

The secret of the demagogue is to make himself as stupid as his audience so that they believe they are as clever as he.
- Karl Kraus

The moment you have in your heart this extraordinary thing called love and feel the depth, the delight, the ecstacy of it, you will discover that for you the world is transformed.
- J. Krishnamurti

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
- J. Krishnamurti

Meditation is not a means to an end. It is both the means and the end.
- J. Krishnamurti

You must understand the whole of life, not just one little part of it. That is why you must read, that is why you must look at the skies, that is why you must sing and dance, and write poems, and suffer, and understand, for all that is life.
- J. Krishnamurti

If my behaviour is according to either the code of the Hindu, the Muslim, the Buddhist or the Christian or the Communist, then I must be in opposition to other cultures. But the world is no longer so rigidly divided into the Hindu, the Muslim, the Catholic and all the rest of it; must there not be a behaviour which is completely human and yet free beyond all nationalistic, linguistic, geographical divisions?
- J. Krishnamurti

The reality of truth is not to be bought, to be sold, to be repeated; it cannot be taught in books. It has to be found from moment to moment, in the smile, in the tear, under the dead leaf, in the vagrant thought, in the fullness of love.
- J. Krishnamurti

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the part of a great many people to the effect that when you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge where there is no river.
- Nikita Krushchev

The snow itself is lonely or, if you prefer, self-sufficient. There is no other time when the whole world seems composed of one thing and one thing only.
- Joseph Wood Krutch

Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth - and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The ultimate lesson all of us have is unconditional love, which includes not only others but ourselves as well.
- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

It's not peace I want, not mere contentment. It's boundless joy and ecstasy for me.
- Kugell

Under normal conditions the research scientist is not an innovator but a solver of puzzles, and the puzzles upon which he concentrates are just those which he believes can be both stated and solved within the existing scientific tradition.
- Thomas Kuhn

Any sufficiently advanced bug is indistinguishable from a feature.
- Rich Kulawiec

True human goodness, in all its purity and freedom, can come to the fore only when its recipient has no power. Mankind's true moral test, its fundamental test (which lies deeply buried from view), consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect mankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.
- Milan Kundera

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
- Charles Kuralt

Pain is a part of being alive, and we need to learn that. Pain does not last forever, nor is it necessarily unbeatable, and we need to be taught that.
- Rabbi Harold Kushner

If you concentrate on finding whatever is good in every situation, you will discover that your life will suddenly be filled with gratitude, a feeling that nurtures the soul.
- Rabbi Harold Kushner

The son offers the father his life as a vessel for carrying forth his father's dream.
- Tony Kushner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

Our existence is but a brief crack of light between two eternities of darkness.
- Vladimir Nabokov

Nothing fails, like success.
- Gerald Nachman

He who knoweth the precepts by heart, but faileth to practice them, is like unto one who lighteth a lamp and then shutteth his eyes.
- Nagarjuna

With courage you will dare to take risks, have the strength to be compassionate and the wisdom to be humble. Courage is the foundation of integrity.
- Keshavan Nair

If you aren't going all the way, why go at all?
- Joe Namath

I have always known that at last I would take this road, but yesterday I did not know that it would be today.
- Narihara

To some extent, conformity is insanity.
- John Nash

Middle age is when you've met so many people that every new person you meet reminds you of someone else.
- Ogden Nash

People who have what they want are very fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they don't want it.
- Ogden Nash

Women would rather be right than reasonable.
- Ogden Nash

A door is what a dog is perpetually on the wrong side of.
- Ogden Nash

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Indeed, unless the billboards fall I'll never see a tree at all.
- Ogden Nash

It doesn't take a lot to make me happy. I like to work out. I like to play ball. I like to spend time with my friends. I like to make myself better every day. I like to try to learn. It doesn't take money to do that.
- Steve Nash

Patriotism is often an arbitrary veneration of real estate above principles.
- George Jean Nathan

I drink to make other people interesting.
- George Jean Nathan

Give thanks for sorrow that teaches you pity; for pain that teaches you courage - and give exceeding thanks for the mystery which remains a mystery still - the veil that hides you from the infinite, which makes it possible for you to believe in what you cannot see.
- Robert Nathan

Bless those who challenge us to grow, to stretch, to move beyond the knowable, to come back home to our elemental and essential nature. Bless those who challenge us for they remind us of doors we have closed and doors we have yet to open.
- Navajo saying

Life is like a game of cards. The hand that is dealt you represents determinism; the way you play it is free will.
- Jawaharial Nehru

We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.
- Jawaharial Nehru

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life as fear.
- Jawaharial Nehru

Of those who say nothing, few are silent.
- Thomas Neiel

The ultimate test of man's conscience may be his willingness to sacrifice something today for future generations whose words of thanks will not be heard.
- Gaylord Nelson

I could not tread these perilous paths in safety, if I did not keep a saving sense of humor.
- Lord Nelson

If we could share this world below, if we could learn to love... If we could share this world below, we'd need no world above.
- Ray Faraday Nelson

Lack of will power has caused more failure than lack of intelligence or ability.
- Flower A. Newhouse

Crime does not pay... as well as politics.
- Alfred E. Newman

Evil has no substance of its own, but is only the defect, excess, perversion, or corruption of that which has substance.
- John Henry Newman

Growth is the only evidence of life.
- John Henry Newman

People forget how fast you did a job -- but they remember how well you did it.
- Howard W. Newton

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I have stood on the shoulders of giants.
- Sir Isaac Newton

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us... how we can take it, what we can do with it... and that is what really counts in the end.
- Joseph Fort Newton

The people you love and trust the most are the ones who will hurt you the most.
- Mary Ngwetjana

She proceeds to dip her little fountain-pen filler into pots of oily venom and to squirt the mixture at all her friends.
- Harold Nicholson

My mother never noted the irony in calling me a 'Son of a bitch.
- Jack Nicholson

The thing about getting older is that your character improves whether you want it to or not. Nature forces you to become a better person. And that's a good thing, especially for somebody like me.
- Jack Nicholson

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
- Reinhold Niebuhr

Happiness adds and multiplies, as we divide it with others.
- A. Nielsen

Star In Germany they came first for the Communists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Communist.
Then they came for the Jews,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a Jew.
Then they came for the trade unionists,
and I didn't speak up because I wasn't a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Catholics,
and I didn't speak up because I was a Protestant.
Then they came for me,
and by that time no one was left to speak up.
- Martin Niemoeller

What is evil? - Whatever springs from weakness.
- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

What's going on in the inside shows on the outside.
- Earl Nightingale

Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.
- Earl Nightingale

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to turn on his or her own light.
- Earl Nightingale

There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anais Nin

Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.
- Anais Nin

Every individual is representative of the whole and should be intimately understood, and this would give a far greater understanding of mass movements and sociology.
- Anais Nin

Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one's courage.
- Anais Nin

Age does not protect you from love. But love, to some extent, protects you from age.
- Anais Nin

We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are.
- Anais Nin

When the President does it, that means that it is not illegal.
- Richard M. Nixon

Idealism without realism is impotent. Realism without idealism is immoral.
- Richard M. Nixon

I made my mistakes, but in all my years of public life I have never profited, never profited from public service. I have earned every cent. I welcome this kind of examination because people have got to know whether or not their President is a crook. Well, I'm not a crook.
- Richard M. Nixon

The greatness comes not when things go always good for you. But the greatness comes when you're really tested, when you take some knocks, some disappointments, when sadness comes. Because only if you've been in the deepest valley can you ever know how magnificent it is to be on the highest mountain.
- Richard M. Nixon

Defeat does not finish a man, quitting does. A man is not finished when he's defeated. He's finished when he quits.
- Richard M. Nixon

No event in American history is more misunderstood than the Vietnam War. It was misreported then, and it is misremembered now.
- Richard M. Nixon

Life isn’t meant to be easy. It’s hard to take being on the top -- or on the bottom. I guess I’m something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things… Life is one crisis after another.
- Richard M. Nixon

In the long term we can hope that religion will change the nature of man and reduce conflict. But history is not encouraging in this respect. The bloodiest wars in history have been religious wars.
- Richard M. Nixon

We should set goals within the limits of our resources while working to the limits of our powers.
- Richard M. Nixon

You must have long range goals to keep you from being frustrated by short range failures.
- Charles C. Noble

The mentality of an army on the march is merely so much delayed adolescence; it remains persistently, incorrigibly and notoriously infantile.
- Albert Jay Nock

The State always moves slowly and grudgingly towards any purpose that accrues to society's advantage, but moves rapidly and with alacrity towards one that accrues to its own advantage; nor does it ever move towards social purposes on its own initiative, but only under heavy pressure, while its motion towards anti-social purposes is self-sprung.
- Albert Jay Nock

It can not even be said that the State has ever shown any disposition to suppress crime, but only to safeguard its own monopoly of crime.
- Albert Jay Nock

Art is the difference between seeing and identifying.
- Jean Mary Norman

How you spend your time is more important than how you spend your money. Money mistakes can be corrected, but time is gone forever.
- David Norris

Over and over again mediocrity is promoted because real worth isn't to be found.
- Kathleen Norris

There is a divinity that shapes our ends -- but we can help by listening for Its voice.
- Kathleen Norris

It isn't the things that happen to us, it's the things we think are going to happen to us that drive us almost crazy.
- Kathleen Norris

In any free society, the conflict between social conformity and individual liberty is permanent, unresolvable, and necessary.
- Kathleen Norris

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing, and face us with the reality of our powerlessness. That is the friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen

I always try to turn my personal struggles into something helpful for others.
- Henri Nouwen

He'll regret it to his dying day, if he ever lives that long.
- Frank Nugent

A conservative is a man who wants the rules changed so no one can make a pile the way he did.
- Gregory Nunn

Violence is unnecessary and costly. Peace is the only way.
- Julius Kambarge Nyerere

A kiss to or from a woman we love is a far too delicate pledge of affection to bear the gaze of strangers.
- Christopher Nyrop

Regardless of how much patience we have, we would prefer never to use any of it.
- James T. O'Brien

Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
- Flannery O'Connor

There's many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
- Flannery O'Connor

If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him, for an investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
- Joseph E. O'Donnell

The belief that words have a meaning of their own account is a relic of primitive word magic, and it is still a part of the air we breathe in nearly every discussion.
- Charles K. Ogden

Hot lead can be almost as effective coming from a linotype as from a firearm.
- John O'Hara

Where I was born and how I have lived is unimportant. It is what I have done with where I have been that should be of interest.
- Georgia O'Keefe

When you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for the moment. I want to give that world to someone else. Most people in the city rush around so, they have no time to look at a flower. I want them to see it whether they want to or not.
- Georgia O'Keefe

A label is easy to stick on, but difficult to remove.
- Old Proverb

One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.
- Merlin Olsen

Exclusiveness is a characteristic of recent riches, high society, and the skunk.
- O'Malley

Love can be spoken only by one who dwell in it but Love always a mistery.
- Fr. Martin Oman

For man to love a woman is like to learn to know the sea, but the sea is big and deep.
- Fr. Martin Oman

If you want to know your self, think of your mother.
- Fr. Martin Oman

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
- Aristotle Onassis

If women didn't exist, all the money in the world would have no meaning.
- Aristotle Onassis

Man's loneliness is but his fear of life.
- Eugene O'Neill

There must be no barriers for freedom of inquiry. There is no place for dogma in science. The scientist is free, and must be free to ask any question, to doubt any assertion, to seek for any evidence, to correct any errors.
- Robert Oppenheimer

Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I'm not there, I go to work.
- Robert Orben

Never raise your hand to your children -- it leaves your mid-section unprotected.
- Robert Orben

Quit worrying about your health. It'll go away.
- Robert Orben

Make yourself indispensable, and you will move up. Act as though you are indispensable, and you will move out.
- Jules Ormont

The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it.
- P.J. O'Rourke

When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.
- P.J. O'Rourke

There's only one basic human right, the right to do as you damn well please. And with it comes the only basic human duty, the duty to take the consequences.
- P.J. O'Rourke

The mystery of government is not how Washington works but how to make it stop.
- P.J. O'Rourke

One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it's remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver's license.
- P.J. O'Rourke

A little government and a little luck are necessary in life; but only a fool trusts either of them.
- P.J. O'Rourke

The college idealists who fill the ranks of the environmental movement seem willing to do absolutely anything to save the biosphere, except take science courses and learn something about it.
- P.J. O'Rourke

You were born with your legs apart. They'll send you to the grave in a Y-shaped coffin.
- Joe Orton

All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others.
- George Orwell

Here we are, we're alone in the universe, there's no God, it just seems that it all began by something as simple as sunlight striking on a piece of rock. And here we are. We've only got ourselves. Somehow, we've just got to make a go of it. We've only ourselves.
- John Osborne

Being Politically Correct means always having to say you're sorry.
- Charles Osgood

Trying is the internalization of the failure of omnipotence.
- Brian O'Shaugnessy

Anything can change in the twinkling of an eye.
- Sharman O'Shea

The interesting thing is that there are so few important decisions. You don't have to go in the "right" direction. You don't have to enter the "right" business. What you have to do is have made a decision as to what you're going to do and then you just have to figure out how to succeed at it.
- Ken Oshman

Take hold of your own life.
See that the whole existence is celebrating.
These trees are not serious,
these birds are not serious.
The rivers and the oceans are wild,
and everywhere there is fun,
everywhere there is joy and delight.
Watch existence,
listen to the existence
and become part of it.
- Osho

Relate with others, but relate with yourself also. Love others, but love yourself also. Go out! - the world is beautiful, adventurous; it is a challenge, it enriches. Go out fearlessly - there is nothing to lose, there is everything to gain.
- Osho

Soap and water and common sense are the best disinfectants.
- William Osler

The bigger you make your God, the smaller you make your problems.
- Joel Osteen

God Almighty... has given to all men a natural right to be free, and they have it ordinarily in their power to make themselves so, if they please.
- James Otis

When did I realize I was God? Well, I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
- Peter O'Toole

You're never really alone if you have yourself and your spirituality.
- Susan Ott-Lin

Ambition is a lust that is never quenched, but grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
- Thomas Otway

The man who has nothing to boast of but his ancestry is like a potato. The only good belonging to him is underground.
- Sir Thomas Overbury

Love is much like a wild rose, beautiful and calm, but willing to draw blood in its defense.
- Mark Overby

There are a thousand forms of evil; there will be a thousand remedies.
- Ovid

To be loved, be lovable.
- Ovid

Chance is always powerful. Let your hook be always cast; in the pool where you least expect it, there will be a fish.
- Ovid

Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.
- Ovid

It is convenient that there be gods, and, as it is convenient, let us believe that there are.
- Ovid

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

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

If we don't succeed, we run the risk of failure.
- J. Danforth Quayle

I was recently on a tour of Latin America, and the only regret I have was that I didn't study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.
- J. Danforth Quayle

What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
- J. Danforth Quayle

I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and democracy - but that could change.
- J. Danforth Quayle

We're going to have the best-educated American people in the world.
- J. Danforth Quayle

We have a firm commitment to NATO. We are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe.
- J. Danforth Quayle

The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history... this century's history... We all lived in this century. I didn't live in this 20th century.
- J. Danforth Quayle

The trouble with many plans is that they are based on the way things are now. To be successful, your personal plan must focus on what you want, not what you have.
- Nido Qubein

Where one door closes, another opens.
- Don Quijote

Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; an argument an exchange of ignorance.
- Robert Quillen

Though ambition in itself is a vice, it often is also the parent of virtue.
- Edgar Quinet

A bachelor is a selfish, undeserving guy who has cheated some woman out of a divorce.
- Don Quinn

A job is what we do for money; work is what we do for love.
- Marysarah Quinn

Politicians are people who, when they see the light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy more tunnel.
- John Quinton

Take the clouds from your eyes and see me as I really am.
- Don Quixote

One act of beneficence, one act of real usefulness, is worth all the abstract sentiment in the world.
- Ann Radgliffe

I base most of my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.
- Gilda Radner

Figure out what your purpose is in life, what you really and truly want to do with your time and your life then be willing to sacrifice everything and then some to achieve it. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice, then keep searching.
- Quintina Ragnacci

There are three kinds of love, - unselfish, mutual, and selfish. The unselfish love is of the highest kind. The lover only minds the welfare of the beloved and does not care for his own sufferings. In mutual love the lover not only wants the happiness of his beloved but has an eye towards his own happiness also. It is middling. The selfish love is the lowest. It only looks towards its own happiness, no matter whether the beloved suffers weal or woe.
- Ramakrishna

The winds of grace are always blowing, but you have to raise the sail.
- Ramakrishna

Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends good-bye.
- Marie Louise De La Ramee

I know Kung Fu, Karate, and 47 other dangerous words.
- Jo Ramos

In modern war, the longest purse decides oftener than the longest sword.
- David Ramsay

Health is not about what you eat; it is about what you think.
- Ramtha

There is nothing to take a man's freedom away from him, save other men. To be free, a man must be free of his brothers.
- Ayn Rand

He is a man of splendid abilities but utterly corrupt. He shines and stinks like rotten mackerel by moonlight.
- John Randolph

You can no more win a war that you can win an earthquake.
- Jeanette Rankin

Your idea of fidelity is not having more than one man in bed at the same time.
- Frederic Raphael

One cannot play chess if one becomes aware of the pieces as living souls and of the fact that the Whites and the Blacks have more in common with each other than with the players. Suddenly one loses all interest in who will be champion.
- Anatol Rapoport

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers, and nobody thinks of complaining.
- Jeff Raskin

The dream begins, most of the time, with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you on to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called truth.
- Dan Rather

From the time a child enters a school to the time an adult finishes the last of their education, the teacher is there helping, guiding instructing. But above all inspiring individuals to learn. Without them we have no education.
- Bill Ratteree

Only as high as I reach can I grow,
Only as far as I seek can I go,
Only as deep as I look can I see,
Only as much as I dream can I be.
- Karen Ravn

A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
- Dixy Lee Ray

It has never been my object to record my dreams, just the determination to realize them.
- Man Ray

No one grows old by living--only by losing interest in living.
- Marie Beynon Ray

You can spend all your life trying to be what others expect you to be, but you will never be free.
- Chris Rea

Example is contagious behavior.
- Charles Reade

I don't intend for this to take on a political tone. I'm just here for the drugs.
- Nancy Reagan

By working together, pooling our resources and building on our strengths, we can accomplish great things.
- Ronald Reagan

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.
- Ronald Reagan

While I take inspiration from the past, like most Americans, I live for the future.
- Ronald Reagan

Life is really about a spiritual unfolding that is personal and enchanting -- an unfolding that no science or philosophy or religion has yet fully clarified.
- James Redfield

Star Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
- Ambrose Redmoon

We vote too much. We deliberate too little. We have brought within the scope of the federal jurisdiction a vast number of subjects that do not belong here, but are nevertheless here. What we need to do is to stop passing laws. We have enough laws now to govern the world for the next ten thousand years.
- James Alexander Reed

If we all tried to make other people's paths easy, our own feet would have a smooth even place to walk on.
- Myrtle Reed

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
- Christopher Reeve

Great innovators and original thinkers and artists attract the wrath of mediocrities as lightning rods draw the flashes.
- Theodor Reik

Whoever claims that economic competition represents 'survival of the fittest' in the sense of the law of the jungle, provides the clearest possible evidence of his lack of knowledge of economics.
- George Reisman

There are two types of people: those who GET IT and those who DON'T. If they GET IT, there's nothing to explain and if they DON'T, there's no point in trying to explain.
- Paul Reiser

Immortality is to labor at an eternal task.
- Ernest Renan

Religion is not a popular error; it is a great instinctive truth, sensed by the people, expressed by the people.
- Ernest Renan

I am not sincere, even when I say I am not.
- Jules Renard

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.
- Ruth E. Renkl

It is not easy to find happiness in ourselves, and it is not possible to find it elsewhere.
- Agnes Repplier

You either have your results or you have your reasons.
- Randy Revell

Invention, strictly speaking, is little more than a new combination of those images which have been previously gathered and deposited in the memory; nothing can come of nothing.
- Joshua Reynolds

Do more than exist, live.
Do more than touch, feel.
Do more than look, observe.
Do more than read, absorb.
Do more than hear, listen.
Do more than think, ponder.
Do more than talk, say something.
- John H. Rhoades

For when the One Great Scorer comes to mark against your name, He writes--not that you won or lost--but how you played the Game.
- Grantland Rice

Time is not measured by the years we live, but by the deeds we do and the joys we give.
- Helen Steiner Rice

No matter what a man's past may have been, his future is spotless.
- John R. Rice

You find what you look for in life. If you look for the good, you will find it. If you look for bad, you'll find that too. Choose to see the good!
- James B. Richards

...there is no object in gratuitously insulting anyone about some issue which was important many years ago and is forgotten today.
- Dr. John Richards

The art of acting consists of keeping people from coughing.
- Sir Ralph Richardson

If you give me six lines written by the most honest man, I will find something in them to hang him.
- Cardinal Richelieu

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul Richter

Love one human being purely and warmly, and you will love all. The heart in this heaven, like the sun in its course, sees nothing from the dew drop to the ocean, but a mirror which it brightens, and warms and fills.
- Johann Richter

I believe that if you think about disaster you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
- Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Let the moment come when nothing is left but life, and you will find that you do not hesitate over the fate of material possessions.
- Edward Vernon Rickenbacker

Words not only affect us temporarily; they change us, they socialize or unsocialize us.
- David Riesman

The successful person is the individual who forms the habit of doing what the failing person doesn’t like to do.
- Donald Riggs

The ripest peach is highest on the tree.
- James Whitcomb Riley

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Perhaps all the dragons in our lives are princesses who are only waiting to see us act, just once, with beauty and courage. Perhaps everything that frightens us is, in its deepest essence, something helpless that wants our love.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Everything is blooming most recklessly; if it were voices instead of colors, there would be an unbelievable shrieking into the heart of the night.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Love consists in this: that two solitudes protect and touch and greet each other.
- Rainer Maria Rilke

Morality is the weakness of the mind.
- Arthur Rimbaud

From my experience, forgiving is the only way to survive.
- Molly Ringwald

I hate housework! You make the beds, you do the dishes -- and six months later you have to start all over again.
- Joan Rivers

The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it.
- Joan Rivers

She's so pure, Moses couldn't even part her knees.
- Joan Rivers

If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten.
- Anthony Robbins

Until you get dissatisfied, you won't do anything to really move your life to another level. Dissatisfaction is a gem. If you're totally satisfied, you're going to get comfortable. And then your life begins to deteriorate.
- Anthony Robbins

Goals are a means to an end, not the ultimate purpose of our lives. They are simply a tool to concentrate our focus and move us in a direction. The only reason we really pursue goals is to cause ourselves to expand and grow. Achieving goals by themselves will never make us happy in the long term; it's who you become, as you overcome the obstacles necessary to achieve your goals, that can give you the deepest and most long-lasting sense of fulfillment.
- Anthony Robbins

The most important thing you can do to achieve your goals is to make sure that as soon as you set them, you immediately begin to create momentum. The most important rules that I ever adopted to help me in achieving my goals were those I learned from a very successful man who taught me to first write down the goal, and then to never leave the site of setting a goal without first taking some form of positive action toward its attainment.
- Anthony Robbins

Put yourself in a state of mind where you say to yourself, 'Here is an opportunity for you to celebrate like never before, my own power, my own ability to get myself to do whatever is necessary.'
- Anthony Robbins

You look at any giant corporation, and I mean the biggies, and they all started with a guy with an idea, doing it well.
- Irvine Robbins

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
- Tom Robbins

True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpected, is prepared to be disrupted, waits to be transformed.
- Tom Robbins

Teachers who offer you the ultimate answers do not possess the ultimate answers, for if they did, they would know that the ultimate answers cannot be given, they can only be received.
- Tom Robbins

When life demands more of people than they demand of life- as is ordinarily the case- what results is a resentment of life almost as deep-seated as the fear of death.
- Tom Robbins

Humanity has advanced, when it has advanced, not because it has been sober, responsible, and cautious, but because it has been playful, rebellious, and immature.
- Tom Robbins

Politics is for people who have a passion for changing life but lack a passion for living it.
- Tom Robbins

See, I think we have to ask ourselves--and this is corny in a way--what are we doing here. And I've become convinced, after a lifetime of asking that question,that we are here to enlarge our souls, light up our brains, and liberate our spirits.
- Tom Robbins

A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words.
- Donna Roberts

Trivial facts are often the best hints to what is going on.
- J.M. Roberts

What worries you, masters you.
- Haddon W. Robinson

A life isn't significant except for its impact on other lives.
- Jackie Robinson

We find it hard to believe that other people's thoughts are as silly as our own, but they probably are.
- James Harvey Robinson

And when the future hinges on the next words that are said, Don't let logic interfere, believe your heart instead.
- Philip Robison

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind, give it more thought.
- Dennis Roch

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not talk of ourselves at all.
- François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The secret of success is to do common things uncommonly well.
- John D. Rockefeller

I believe that every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty.
- John D. Rockefeller

Good management consists in showing average people how to do the work of superior people.
- John D. Rockefeller

If you want to succeed you should strike out on new paths rather than travel the worn paths of accepted success.
- John D. Rockefeller

I had no ambition to make a fortune. Mere money-making has never been my goal, I had an ambition to build.
- John D. Rockefeller

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
- John D. Rockefeller, Jr.

Win or lose, do it fairly.
- Knute Rockne

The thing that destroys a person is not the knowing, but the knowing and not doing.
- Carolyn M. Rodgers

In all people there are two sets of feelings: One is fear, the other is love. If there is fear, then we shrink as a person. But love, wow! That can move mountains!
- Jorgen Roed

I learn by going where I have to go.
- Theodore Roethke

In a dark time, the eye begins to see.
- Theodore Roethke

Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great.
- Kenny Rogers

Even if you're on the right track you'll get run over if you just sit there.
- Will Rogers

The more you know the less you need to say.
- Jim Rohn

Get around people who have something of value to share with you. Their impact will continue to have a significant effect on your life long after they have departed.
- Jim Rohn

Whatever good things we build end up building us.
- Jim Rohn

People who feel well are sick people neglecting themselves.
- Jules Romains

What you love is a sign from your higher self of what you are to do.
- Sanaya Roman

Adversity makes a man wise, not rich.
- Romanian Proverb

Computers make it easy to do alot of things, but most of the things that make it easier to do don't need to be done.
- Andy Rooney

In a conversation, keep in mind that you are more interested in what you have to say than anyone else is.
- Andy Rooney

For most of life, nothing wonderful happens. If you don't enjoy getting up and working and finishing your work and sitting down to a meal with family or friends, then the chances are you're not going to be very happy. If someone bases his [or her] happiness on major events like a great job, huge amounts of money, a flawlessly happy marriage or a trip to Paris, that person isn't going to be happy much of the time. If, on the other hand, happiness depends on a good breakfast, flowers in the yard, a drink or a nap, then we are more likely to live with quite a bit of happiness.
- Andy Rooney

If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.
- Andy Rooney

You always pass failure on the way to success.
- Mickey Rooney

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

It is not fair to ask of other what you are not willing to do yourself.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

When you have decided what you believe, what you feel must be done, have the courage to stand alone and be counted.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with oneself is all-important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember always that you have not only the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others, you should put a good deal of thought into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

The only thing we have to fear is fear itself - nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on!
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

I think we consider too much the good luck of the early bird, and not enough the bad luck of the early worm.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel in order to be tough.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny.
- Franklin Delano Roosevelt

The only man who makes no mistakes is the man who never does anything. Do not be afraid to make mistakes providing you do not make the same one twice.
- Theodore Roosevelt

In any moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing. The worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

It is not the critic who counts. Not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause. Who, at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!
- Theodore Roosevelt

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life, in a great cause.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Your attitude about who you are and what you have is a very little thing that makes a very big difference.
- Theodore Roosevelt

Men do not fail; they give up trying.
- Elihu Root

Just because you're winnin' don't mean you're the lucky ones.
- Axl Rose

Never invest in anything that eats or needs repairing.
- Billy Rose

The reason most people sweat is so they will not catch fire while they are making love.
- Don Rose

Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you.
- Wil Rose

Does art reflect life? In movies, yes. Because more than any other art form, films have been a mirror held up to society’s porous face.
- Marjorie Rosen

I'm a simple man. All I want is enough sleep for two normal men, enough whiskey for three, and enough women for four.
- Joel Rosenberg

I find that we all get more legendary as time goes by. "Legend" means, basically, "bullshit."
- Joel Rosenberg

Yeah, though I walk through the valley of death I will fear no evil, for I am the meanest son of a bitch in the valley.
- Joel Rosenberg

Whatever you want too much you can't have, so when you really want something, try to want it a little less.
- Joel Rosenberg

Miscellaneous is always the largest category.
- Joel Rosenberg

It takes time to succeed because success is merely the natural reward of taking time to do anything well.
- Joseph Ross

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is, in my opinion, a form of optimism.
- Roberto Rossellini

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are God.
- Jean Rostand

Think? Why think! We have computers to do that for us.
- Jean Rostand

A married couple are well suited when both partners usually feel the need for a quarrel at the same time.
- Jean Rostand

If you are going to do something wrong at least enjoy it.
- Leo C. Rosten

A conservative is one who admires radicals centuries after they're dead.
- Leo C. Rosten

Courage is the capacity to confront what can be imagined.
- Leo C. Rosten

If you want to test your memory, try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
- Rotarian

When our vices leave us, we flatter ourselves that we have left them.
- La Rouchefoucauld

To write a good love letter, you ought to begin without knowing what you mean to say, and finish without knowing what you have written.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

People who know little are usually great talkers, while men who know much say little.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Frequent punishments are always a sign of weakness or laziness on the part of a government.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Take the course opposite to custom and you will almost always do well.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Why does a man take it for granted that a girl who flirts with him wants him to kiss her, when, nine times out of ten, she only wants him to want to kiss her?
- Helen Rowland

It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another women twenty minutes to make a fool of him.
- Helen Rowland

When two people decide to get a divorce, it isn't a sign that they "don't understand" one another, but a sign that they have, at last, begun to.
- Helen Rowland

Compassion for myself is the most powerful healer of them all.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem.
- Theodore Isaac Rubin

Love life and life will love you back. Love people and they will love you back.
- Arthur Rubinstein

I want to have children, but my friends scare me. One of my friends told me she was in labor for 36 hours. I don't even want to do anything that feels good for 36 hours.
- Rita Rudner

My husband and I are either going to buy a dog or have a child. We can't decide to ruin our carpet or ruin our lives.
- Rita Rudner

Going out to eat is expensive. I was out at one restaurant and they didn't have prices on the menu. Just faces with different expressions of horror.
- Rita Rudner

There is only one blasphemy, and that is the refusal to experience joy.
- Paul Rudnick

It wasn't raining when Noah built the arc.
- Howard Ruff

A teacher is like a candle which lights others in consuming itself.
- Giovani Ruffini

Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.
- Rumi

Outside ideas of right doing and wrong doing there is a field. I'll meet you there.
- Rumi

Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth.
- Rudolph Rummel

Nobody can be trusted with unlimited power. The more power a regime has, the more likely people will be killed. This is a major reason for promoting freedom.
- Rudolph Rummel

Our knowledge and our ability to handle our problems progress through the open conflict of ideas, through the tests of phenomenological adequacy, inner consistency, and practical-moral consequences. Reason may err, but it can be moral. If we must err, let it be on the side of our creativity, our freedom, our betterment.
- Rudolph Rummel

Power kills, absolute power kills absolutely.
- Rudolph Rummel

We have a solution for war. It is to expand the sphere of liberty.
- Rudolph Rummel

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
- Margaret Lee Runback

Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
- Margaret Lee Runback

It may be that the race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong - but that is the way to bet.
- Damon Runyon

I hate admitting that my enemies have a point.
- Salman Rushdie

How to defeat terrorism?
Don't be terrorized.
Don't let fear rule your life.
Even if you are scared.
- Salman Rushdie

On the whole, it is patience which makes the final difference between those who succeed or fail in all things. All the greatest people have it in an infinite degree, and among the less, the patient weak ones always conquer the impatient strong.
- John Ruskin

Remember that the most beautiful things in the world are the most useless; peacocks and lilies, for example.
- John Ruskin

A life being very short, and the quiet hours of it few, we ought to waste none of them in reading valueless books.
- John Ruskin

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it, but what he becomes by it.
- John Ruskin

He who can take no interest in what is small will take false interest in what is great.
- John Ruskin

Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us up, snow is exhilarating; there is really no such thing as bad weather, only different kinds of good weather.
- John Ruskin

What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do.
- John Ruskin

Whether for life or death, do your own work well.
- John Ruskin

Star One of the symptoms of approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.
- Bertrand Russell

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- David Russell

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
- Mark Russell

Taking joy in life is a woman's best cosmetic.
- Rosalind Russell

The same hammer that breaks the glass forges the steel.
- Russian Proverb

Tell me who's your friend and I'll tell you who you are.
- Russian Proverb

Pray to God, but keep rowing to shore.
- Russian Proverb

Education is light, lack of it is darkness.
- Russian proverb

The hardest thing to learn in life is which bridge to cross and which to burn.
- David Russell

Every strike brings me closer to the next home run.
- Babe Ruth

What do I think about when I strike out? I think about hitting home runs.
- Babe Ruth

The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime.
- Babe Ruth

The only posible conclusion the social sciences can draw is: some do, some don't.
- Ernest Rutherford

After winter comes the summer. After night comes the dawn. And after every storm, there comes clear, open skies.
- Samuel Rutherford

The only person you should ever compete with is yourself. You can't hope for a fairer match.
- Todd Ruthman

Sometimes you earn more by doing the jobs that pay nothing.
- Todd Ruthman

There was a little sparrow lying out on the ground with his feet up in the air. Somebody asked him what he was doing, and he said, "The sky is going to fall." And this person said, "What do you think you can do about it?" And the little sparrow said, "One must do what one can."
- Michael Ryan

What you feel is what you are and what you are is beautiful
- John Rzeznik

We must be greatfull for our mistakes, without them we wouldn't know any better.
- Ayash Sabbagh

We have lots of heroes today - sportsmen, supermodels, media personalities. They come, they have their 15 minutes of fame, and they go. But the influence of good teachers stays with us. They are the people who really shape our life.
- Jonathan Sacks

Teachers open our eyes to the world. They give us curiosity and confidence. They teach us to ask questions. They connect us to our past and future. They are the guardians of our social heritage. [...] Life without a teacher is simply not a life.
- Jonathan Sacks

Never assume the obvious is true.
- William Safire

Science is not only compatible with spirituality,; it is a profound source of spirituality.
- Carl Sagan

The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.
- Carl Sagan

History is full of people who out of fear, or ignorance, or lust for power have destroyed knowledge of immeasurable value which truly belongs to us all. We must not let it happen again.
- Carl Sagan

When you make the finding yourself - even if you're the last person on Earth to see the light - you'll never forget it.
- Carl Sagan

If you want to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first create the universe.
- Carl Sagan

I have loved to the point of madness; that which is called madness, that which to me, is the only sensible way to love.
- Francois Sagan

We are torn between the craving to know and the despair of having known.
- Francois Sagan

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.
- Francois Sagan

Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is much more difficult to judge oneself than to judge others.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Although human life is priceless, we always act as if something had an even greater price than life. But what is that something?
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

To live is to be slowly born.
- Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Failures are divided into two classes -- those who thought and never did, and those who did and never thought.
- John Charles Salak

The splendid achievements of the intellect, like the soul, are everlasting.
- Sallust

It doesn't matter how long we may have been stuck in a sense of our limitations. If we go into a darkened room and turn on the light, it doesn't matter if the room ahs been dark for a day, a week, or ten thousand years - we turn on the light and it is illuminated. Once we control our capacity for love and happiness, the light has been turned on.
- Sharon Salzberg

An autobiography is the story of how a man thinks he lived.
- Herbert Samuel

It takes two to make a marriage a success and only one a failure.
- Herbert Samuel

You're a good example of why some animals eat their young.
- Jim Samuels

I look at victory as milestones on a very long highway.
- Joan Benoit Samuelson

Simplicity is the most difficult thing to secure in this world; it is the last limit of experience and the last effort of genius.
- George Sand

One is happy as a result of one's own efforts, once one knows the necessary ingredients of happiness - simple tastes, a certain degree of courage, self-denial to a point, love of work, and, above all, a clear conscience. Happiness is no vague dream, of that I now feel certain. By the proper use of experience and thought one can draw much from oneself, by determination and patience once can even restore one's health... so let us live life as it is, and not be ungrateful.
- George Sand

I'm an idealist: I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on my way.
- Carl Sandburg

It is the business of little minds to shrink.
- Carl Sandburg

In these times you have to be an optimist to open your eyes when you wake in the morning.
- Carl Sandburg

I glory in this world of men and women, torn with troubles, yet living on to love and laugh through it all.
- Carl Sandburg

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg

I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.
- Carl Sandburg

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who weren't there.
- George Santayana

It is impossible for any woman to love her children twenty-four hours a day.
- Milton R. Sapirstein

Every man in the world is better than someone else and not as good as someone else.
- William Saroyan

A holiday gives one a chance to look backward and forward to reset oneself by an inner compass.
- May Sarton

Star Man is condemned to be free; because once thrown into the world, he is responsible for everything he does.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Everything has been figured out, except how to live.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

If literature isn't everything, it's not worth a single hour of someone's trouble.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

When the rich make war it's the poor that die.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

Man can will nothing unless he has first understood that he must count on no one but himself; that he is alone, abandoned on earth in the midst of his infinite responsibilities, without help, with no other aim than the one he sets himself, with no other destiny than the one he forges for himself on this earth.
- Jean-Paul Sartre

The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary.
- Vidal Sassoon

Being defeated is only a temporary condition; giving up is what makes it permanent.
- Marilyn vos Savant

The two worst things we teach our children is that a knowledge of science is nice, but not necessary, and that a knowledge of sex is necessary, but not nice.
- Marilyn vos Savant

He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill, but he will do very few things.
- George Savile

He was so crooked, you could have used his spine for a safety-pin.
- Dorothy L. Sayers

Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
- Ruth Ann Schabacker

Feeling crazy may be a mark of sanity in my situation.
- Anne Wilson Schaef

I have spent my whole life looking for the perfect woman, and now I've found her. Too bad she's looking for the perfect man.
- Robert Scharm

Dare to be wrong and to dream.
- Friedrich von Schiller

In actual life every great enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
- Schlegel

Those who are convinced they have a monopoly on The Truth always feel that they are only saving the world when they slaughter the heretics.
- Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.

The price for independance is often isolation and solitude.
- Steve Schmidt

The envious man thinks that if his neighbor breaks a leg, he will be able to walk better himself.
- Helmut Schoeck

We envy those whose possessions or achievements are a reflection on our own. They are our neighbors and equals. It is they, above all who make plain the nature of our failure.
- Helmut Schoeck

The more kindness shown to an envious man, the worse he becomes.
- Helmut Schoeck

Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.
- Caroline Schoeder

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Life is a language in which certain truths are conveyed to us; if we could learn them in some other way, we should not live.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

You can't eat your friends and have them too.
- Budd Schulberg

Inch by inch, it's a cinch.
- Robert H. Schuller

You can be a dreamer and a doer too if you will remove one word from your vocabulary: impossible!
- Robert H. Schuller

Always look at what you have left. Never look at what you have lost.
- Robert H. Schuller

The only place where your dream becomes impossible is in your own thinking.
- Robert H. Schuller

Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive.
- Robert H. Schuller

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
- Charles M. Schulz

Happiness is a sad song.
- Charles M. Schulz

The first thing a man will do for his ideals is lie.
- J.A. Schumpeter

Ideals are like stars; you will not succeed in touching them with your hands, but like the seafaring man on the desert of waters, you choose them as your guides, and following them, you reach your destiny.
- Carl Schurz

A person can succeed at anything for which there is enthusiasm.
- Charles M. Schwab

Every challenge we face can be solved by a dream.
- David J. Schwartz

Think success, don't think failure. At work, in your home, substitute success thinking for failure thinking. When you face a difficult situation, think, "I'll win," not "I'll probably lose." When you compete with someone else, think, "I'm equal to the best," not "I'm out-classed." When opportunity appears, think "I can do it," never "I can't." Let the master thought "I-will-succeed" dominate your thinking process. Thinking success conditions your mind to create plans that produce success. Thinking failure does the exact opposite. Failure thinking conditions the mind to think other thoughts that produce failure.
- David J. Schwartz

Life is too short to waste. Dreams are fulfilled only through action, not through endless planning to take action.
- David J. Schwartz

Even paranoids have real enemies.
- Delmore Schwartz

Training gives us an outlet for suppressed energies created by stress and thus tone the spirit just as exercise conditions the body.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

I will always stay hungry, never satisfied with current accomplishments.
- Arnold Schwarzenegger

The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do. The hard part is doing it.
- General Schwarzkopf

The quiet conscience is an invention of the devil.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

I don't know what your destiny will be, but one thing I do know: the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Happiness? That's nothing more than health and a poor memory.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things, man will not himself find peace.
- Dr. Albert Schweitzer

Integrity is not a 90 percent thing, not a 95 percent thing; either you have it or you don't.
- Peter Scotese

Had we lived, I should have had a tale to tell of the hardihood, endurance, and courage of my companions which would have stirred the heart of every Englishman. These rough notes and our dead bodies must tell the tale.
- Capt. Robert Falcon Scott

Ambition breaks the ties of blood, and forgets the obligations of gratitude.
- Sir Walter Scott

You need to claim the events of your life to make yourself yours. When you truly possess all you have been and done, which may take some time, you are fierce with reality.
- Florida Scott-Maxwell

Money is flat and meant to be piled up.
- Scottish Proverb

What may be done at any time will be done at no time.
- Scottish Proverb

Why not go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Frank Scully

Enthusiasm is the best protection in any situation. Wholeheartedness is contagious. Give yourself, if you wish to get others.
- David Seabury

Condoms should be marketed in 3 sizes, jumbo, colossal, and super colossal, so that men do not have to go in and ask for the small.
- Barbara Seaman

What makes life worth living? To be born with the gift of laughter and sense that the world is mad.
- Searamouche

Because we do not understand the brain very well we are constantly tempted to use the latest technology as a model for trying to understand it. In my childhood we were always assured that the brain was a telephone switchboard. ('What else could it be?') I was amused to see that Sherrington, the great British neuroscientist, thought that the brain worked like a telegraph system. Freud often compared the brain to hydraulic and electro-magnetic systems. Leibniz compared it to a mill, and I am told some of the ancient Greeks thought the brain functions like a catapult. At present, obviously, the metaphor is the digital computer.
- John R. Searle

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
- David Searls

When you know who you are; when your mission is clear and you burn with the inner fire of unbreakable will; no cold can touch your heart; no deluge can dampen your purpose. You know that you are alive.
- Chief Seattle

The willingness to sacrifice is the prelude to freedom.
- Pesach Seder

It is only too easy to compel a sensitive human being to feel guilty about anything.
- Morton Irving Seiden

Men don't care what's on TV. They only care what else is on TV.
- Jerry Seinfeld

You cannot find yourself, only create yourself.
- Anne B. Sekel

I'm fed up with these women wanting me for my mind when they should be wanting me for my body.
- Will Self

Love is a force that connects us to every strand of the universe, an unconditional state that characterizes human nature, a form of knowledge that is always there for us if only we can open ourselves to it.
- Emily H. Sell

For every person wanting to teach there are 30 not wanting to be taught.
- W.C. Sellar

Let us learn to appreciate there will be times when the trees will be bare, and look forward to the time when we may pick the fruit.
- Peter Seller

Mere facts are for children only. As they begin to point towards conclusions they become food for men.
- Edmund Selous

There must be more to life than having everything.
- Maurice Sendak

Anger, if not restrained, is frequently more hurtful to us than the injury that provokes it.
- Seneca

It is difficult to produce a television documentary that is both incisive and probing when every 12 minutes one is interrupted by dancing rabbits singing about toilet paper.
- Rod Serling

Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold.
- Maurice Setter

I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope and that enables you to laugh at life's realities.
- Dr. Seuss

Every cause needs people more than money, for when the people are with you and you are giving your cause their attention, interest, confidence, advocacy and service, financial support should just about take care of itself; whereas, without them in the right quality and quantity in the right places and the right states of mind and spirit, you might as well go and get lost.
- Harold J. Seymour

You have to count on living every single day in a way you believe will make you feel good about your life - so that if it were over tomorrow, you'd be content with yourself.
- Jane Seymour

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.
- Mary Shafer

After twelve years of therapy my psychiatrist said something that brought tears to my eyes. He said, 'No hablo ingles.'
- Ronnie Shakes

I was going to buy a copy of "The Power of Positive Thinking," and then I thought: What good would that do?
- Ronnie Shakes

A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow.
- William Shakespeare

As teachers, we must constantly try to improve schools and we must keep working at changing and experimenting and trying until we have developed ways of reaching every child.
- Albert Shanker

When you worry about the problems of tomorrow, you are creating unhappiness for yourself today.
- Shantidasa

Sometime in your life you will go on a journey. It will be the longest journey you have ever taken. It is the journey to find yourself.
- Katherine Sharp

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.
- George Bernard Shaw

Advice is like kissing. It costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

The trouble with people is not that they don't know but that they know so much that ain't so.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

I am as my creator made me and since He is satisfied, so am I.
- Henry Wheeler Shaw

If you take too long deciding what to do with your life, you'll ind you've done it.
- Pam Shaw

Depend on the rabbit's foot if you will, but remember it didn't work for the rabbit.
- R. E. Shay

Don't be concerned if running or exercise will add years to your life, be concerned with adding life to your years.
- Dr. George Sheehan

If we don't change, we don't grow. If we don't grow, we are not really living. Growth demands a temporary surrender of security.
- Gail Sheehy

Baloney is flattery so thick that it can not be true and blarney is flattery so thin that we like it.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Each of us comes into life with fists closed, set for aggressiveness and acquisition. But when we abandon life our hands are open; there is nothing on earth that we need, nothing the soul can take with it.
- Bishop Fulton J. Sheen

Happiness is not in our circumstances, but in ourselves. It is not something we see, like a rainbow, or feel, like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are.
- John B. Sheerin

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poetry is a mirror which makes beautiful that which is distorted.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

No matter where you stand, no matter how far or fast you flee, when it hits the fan, as much as possible will be propelled in your direction, and almost none will be returned to the source.
- John L. Shelton

Old men start wars for young men to fight.
- Paul Henry Shepard

What you love is as unique to you as your fingerprints. You need to know that because nothing will make you really happy but doing what you love.
- Barbara Sher

Real obstacles don't take you in circles. They can be overcome. Invented ones are like a maze.
- Barbara Sher

You must go after your wish. As soon as you start to pursue a dream, your life wakes up and everything has meaning.
- Barbara Sher

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
- Richard Brinsley Sheridan

The trouble with me is, I belong to a vanishing race. I'm one of the intellectuals.
- Robert E. Sherwood

Meditate on knowing and not knowing, existing and not existing. Then leave both aside so that you may be.
- Shiva

We forfeit 3/4 of our lives to be like other people.
- Arthur Shopenhauer

Trouble is part of your life -- if you don't share it, you don't give the person who loves you a chance to love you enough.
- Dinah Shore

The latest definition of an optimist is one who fills up his crossword puzzle in ink.
- Clement King Shorter

Pay no attention to what the critics say; no statue has ever been erected to a critic.
- Jean Sibelius

Only your real friends will tell you when your face is dirty.
- Sicilian Proverb

If you hear a wise sentence or an apt phrase, commit it to your memory.
- Sir Henry Sidney

To be ambitious of true honor, of the true glory and perfection of our natures, is the very principle and incentive of virtue.
- Sir Henry Sidney

The simple truth is that happy people generally don't get sick.
- Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

It is the experience of living that is important, not searching for meaning. We bring meaning by how we love the world.
- Bernie S. Siegel, M.D.

The work of the individual still remains the spark that moves mankind forward.
- Igor Sikorsky

There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.
- Beverly Sills

You may be disappointed if you fail, but you are doomed if you don't try.
- Beverly Sills

I'm not happy, I'm cheerful. There's a difference. A happy woman has no cares at all. A cheerful woman has cares but has learned how to deal with them.
- Beverly Sills

Liberty is the possibility of doubting, the possibility of making a mistake, the possibility of searching and experimenting, the possibility of saying No to any authority literary, artistic, philosophic, religious, social, and even political.
- Ignazio Silone

Destiny is an invention of the cowardly and the resigned.
- Ignazio Silone

The educated person is someone who knows how to find out what he doesn't know.
- Georg Simmel

Because we can expect future generations to be richer than we are, no matter what we do about resources, asking us to refrain from using resources now so that future generations can have them later is like asking the poor to make gifts to the rich.
- Julian Simon

It is your mind that matters economically, as much or more than your mouth or hands. In the long run, the most important economic effect of population size and growth is the contribution of additional people to our stock of useful knowledge. And this contribution is large enough in the long run to overcome all the costs of population growth.
- Julian Simon

The main fuel to speed the world's progress is our stock of knowledge, and the brake is our lack of imagination.
- Julian Simon

Our whole evolution up to this point shows that human groups spontaneously evolve patterns of behavior, as well as patterns of training people for that behavior, which tend on balance to lead people to create rather than destroy. Humans are, on net balance, builders rather than destroyers.
- Julian Simon

The increase in the world's population represents our victory against death...
- Julian Simon

If no one ever took risks, Michelangelo would have painted on the Sistine floor.
- Neil Simon

Gee, what a terrific party. Later on we'll get some fluid and embalm each other.
- Neil Simon

I don't know why I did it, I don't know why I enjoyed it, and I don't know why I'll do it again.
- Bart Simpson

I would kill everyone in this room for a drop of sweet beer.
- Homer Simpson

You may feel like dwelling on your limits or your fears. Don't do it. A perfect prescription for a squandered, unfulfilled life is to accommodate self-defeating feelings while undercutting your finest, most productive ones.
- Marsha Sinetar

We know what a person thinks not when he tells us what he thinks, but by his actions.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Our knowledge is a little island in a great ocean of non-knowledge.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

When you betray somebody else, you also betray yourself.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

A writer doesn't die of heart failure, but of typographical errors.
- Isaac Bashevis Singer

Every child has great ambitions. As he grows, he is bombarded by negative suggestions -- you can't do this; you can't do that; be careful; look for security, and so on. Year by year, he experiences the "realities" of life, and his ambitions fade away. Figuratively speaking, most children die by the time they reach their adulthood.
- Shall Sinha

Anger is a great force. If you control it, it can be transmuted into a power which can move the whole world.
- Swami Sivananda

Put your heart, mind, intellect and soul even to your smallest acts. This is the secret of success.
- Swami Sivananda

In making living today, many no longer leave room for life.
- Joseph Sizoo

The real problem is not whether machines think but whether men do.
- B.F. Skinner

Physics does not change the nature of the world it studies, and no science of behavior can change the essential nature of man, even though both sciences yield technologies with a vast power to manipulate their subject matters.
- B.F. Skinner

It's always easier to see a show you don't like the second time because you know it ends.
- Walter Slezak

When you cannot make up your mind which of two evenly balanced courses of action you should take - choose the bolder.
- William Joseph Slim

The experience to be gathered from books, though often valuable, is but of the nature of learning; whereas the experience gained from actual life is of the nature of wisdom; and a small store of the latter is worth vastly more than a stock of the former.
- Samuel Smiles

Universities are designed for the convenience of the faculty, not for the convenience of the students.
- Adam Smith

The real price of everything is the toil and trouble of acquiring it.
- Adam Smith

Love is but the discovery of ourselves in others, and the delight in the recognition.
- Alexander Smith

One never hugs one's good luck so affectionately as when listening to the relation of some horrible misfortunes which has overtaken others.
- Alexander Smith

A man gazing on the stars is proverbially at the mercy of the puddles in the road.
- Alexander Smith

Food is for eating, and good food is to be enjoyed... I think food is, actually, very beautiful in itself.
- Delia Smith

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.
- Fred Smith

The human animal differs from the lesser primates in his passion for lists of "Ten Best".
- H. Allen Smith

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Hannah Whitall Smith

...this is precisely the purpose of censorship- not only to block unwanted views, but to keep people who are unhappy from knowing how many millions of others share their unhappiness; to keep the dormant opposition from awakening to its own developing strength.
- Hedrick Smith

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

I can't forgive my friends for dying; I don't find these vanishing acts of theirs at all amusing.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares, were there a danger of their coming true!
- Logan Pearsall Smith

If you want to be thought a liar, always tell the truth.
- Logan Pearsall Smith

No one can disgrace us but ourselves.
- Minnie Smith

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.
- Red Smith

The ability to accept responsibility is the measure of the man.
- Roy L. Smith

Why does my Muse only speak when she is unhappy? She does not, I only listen when I am unhappy.
- Stevie [Margaret Florence] Smith

To do anything in this world worth doing, we must not stand back shivering and shrinking of the cold and danger, but jump in, and scramble through as well as we can.
- Sydney Smith

Among the smaller duties of life I hardly know any one more important than that of not praising where praise is not due.
- Sydney Smith

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.
- Tobias George Smolett

If one reserves the right to find the truth for oneself, one must logically accord the same right to others and also respect them if they arrive at different conclusions.
- John Snelling

When teaching, light a fire, don't fill a bucket.
- Dan Snow

The larger the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.
- Ralph W. Sockman

One thing only I know, and that is that I know nothing.
- Socrates

Only those who decline to scramble up the career ladder are interesting as human beings. Nothing is more boring than a man with a career.
- Alexander Solzhenitzyn

It is not the level of prosperity that makes for happiness but the kinship of heart to heart and the way we look at the world. Both attitudes are within the power, so that a man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy, and no one can stop him.
- Alexander Solzhenitzyn

The Universe has as many different centers as there are living beings in it.
- Alexander Solzhenitzyn

In America, the photographer is not simply the person who records the past, but the one who invents it.
- Susan Sontag

To be doing good deeds is man's most glorious task.
- Sophocles

Wisdom is the supreme part of happiness.
- Sophocles

One learns by doing a thing; for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try.
- Sophocles

One word frees us of all the weight and pain in life. That word is love.
- Sophocles

Star I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
- Sophocles

Kindness gives birth to kindness.
- Sophocles

Without labor nothing prospers.
- Sophocles

To teach is to hold a mirror in your hands and see the future.
- Em Del Sordo

Star If you're never scared or embarrassed or hurt, it means you never take any chances.
- Julia Sorel

Once we realize that imperfect understanding is the human condition, there is no shame in being wrong, only in failing to correct our mistake.
- George Soros

Action is the highest perfection and drawing forth of the utmost power, vigor, and activity of man's nature.
- Bishop Robert South

Ambition is an idol, on whose wings great minds are carried only to extreme; to be sublimely great or to be nothing.
- Robert Southey

The most basic question is not what is best but who shall decide what is best.
- Thomas Sowell

It takes so little to be nice.
- Helen Spain

Whoever gossips to you will gossip about you.
- Spanish proverb

Only God helps the badly dressed.
- Spanish proverb

A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools.
- Spanish proverb

Don't speak unless you can improve on the silence.
- Spanish proverb

Pray as if everything depended on God, and work as if everything depended upon man.
- Francis Spellman

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
- Herbert Spencer

The greatest poets are those with memories so great that they extend beyond their strongest experiences to their minutest observations of people and things far outside their own self-centeredness.
- Stephen Spender

Like - what's the point of poetry when you can like - uh - talk?
- Jon Spiegel

The country clubs, the cars the boats, your assets may be ample, but the best inheritance you can leave your kids is to be a good example.
- Barry Spilchuk

Only that thing is free which exists by the necessities of its own nature, and is determined in its actions by itself alone.
- Baruch Spinoza

The endeavor to understand is the first and only basis of virtue.
- Baruch Spinoza

He who would distinguish the true from the false must have an adequate idea of what is true and what is false.
- Benedict Spinoza

A human being is happiest and most successful when dedicated to a cause outside his own individual, selfish satisfaction.
- Benjamin Spock

Imagine, the next time someone does you harm, that the person came into this world for the express purpose of freeing you from suffering. Imagine that the cruelty or thoughtlessness is part of a larger design to help you wake up.
- Janet Cedar Spring

There is no fatigue so wearisome as that which comes from lack of work.
- Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.
- Germain de Stael

A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
- Joseph Stalin

I thought I had reached a point in life where everything would be smooth. But it is not. It just gets more jagged and pitted and filled with turns that take you into the dark recesses of your mind. It never seems to get easy.
- Sylvester Stallone

I am not the smartest or most talented person in the world. But I succeeded because I keep going, and going, and going.
- Sylvester Stallone

Experience is what you get when you don't get what you want.
- Dan Stanford

Have the courage to face a difficulty lest it kick you harder than you bargain for.
- Leszczynski Stanislaus

There are glimpses of heaven to us in every act, or thought, or word, that raises us above ourselves.
- Arthur P. Stanley

An informal survey shows that what most people want for Christmas is two more weeks to prepare for it.
- Bob Stanley

Truth is the only safe ground to stand upon.
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton

A nation... is just a society for hating foreigners.
- Olaf Stapledon

Reach high, for the stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
- Pamela Vaull Starr

Experience is the comb life gives you after you lose your hair.
- Judith Stearn

I have often lamented that we cannot close our ears with as much ease as we can close our eyes.
- Richard Steele

A woman seldom writes her mind but in her postscript.
- Richard Steele

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
- Gertrude Stein

This I believe: that the free, exploring mind of the individual human is the most valuable thing in the world. And this I would fight for: the freedom of the mind to take any direction it wishes, undirected. And this I must fight against: any idea, religion, or government which limits or destroys the individual.
- John Steinbeck

I find it valid to understand man as an animal before I am prepared to know him as a man.
- John Steinbeck

I hate cameras. They are so much more sure than I am about everything.
- John Steinbeck

In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
- John Steinbeck

The first problem for all of us, men and women, is not to learn, but to unlearn.
- Gloria Steinem

Power can be taken, but not given. The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
- Gloria Steinem

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
- Gloria Steinem

Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.
- Gloria Steinem

Only great minds can afford a simple style.
- Stendhal

One can acquire everything in solitude but character.
- Stendhal

We are all designed for a specific purpose; we all have something for which each of us, and each of us alone, is responsible.
- Naomi Stephan

Women are wiser than men because they know less and understand more.
- James Stephens

Originality does not consist in saying what no one has ever said before, but in saying exactly what you think yourself.
- James Stephens

Eagles soar, but weasels never get sucked into jet engines.
- Elf Sternberg

There is nothing so awkward as courting a woman whilst she is making sausages.
- Laurence Sterne

The desire of knowledge, like the thirst of riches, increases ever with the acquisition of it.
- Laurence Sterne

Politeness is the art of choosing among one's real thoughts.
- Abel Stevens

That which seems to be the height of absurdity in one generation often becomes the height of wisdom in another.
- Adlai E. Stevenson

We are all travellers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
- Robert Louis Stevenson

Thou shall not kill. Thou shall not commit adultery. Don't eat pork. I'm sorry, what was that last one?? Don't eat pork. God has spoken. Is that the word of God or is that pigs trying to outsmart everybody?
- Jon Stewart

If you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with.
- Steven Stills

I have often wished I had the time to cultivate modesty... But I am too busy thinking about myself.
- Edith Stillwell

The higher a monkey climbs, the more you see of its behind.
- Joseph Stilwell

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
- Stokowski

Making the decision to have a child - it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart walking around outside your body.
- Elizabeth Stone

We do what we can. The results are none of our business.
- Jennifer Stone

I believe true happiness is derived from helping others and spreading love. Sharing Unconditional Love is the best high you can experience. Pure Engery flows though you unhindered by doubt, fear or expectation. It is magical beyond belief. Try it sometime!
- Skip Stone

Be generous! Give to those you love; give to those who love you; give to the fortunate; give to the unfortunate - yes, give especially to those you don't want to give. You will receive abundance for your giving. The more you give, the more you will have!
- W. Clement Stone

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
- Tom Stoppard

It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
- Tom Stoppard

It's a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
- Harriet Beecher Stowe

It's a little like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired, you quit when the gorilla is tired.
- Robert Strauss

You're leaving college now, and going out into real life. And you have to realize that real life is not like college. Real life is like high school.
- Meryl Streep

Oh God, don't envy me, I have my own pains.
- Barbara Streisand

Do not follow where the path may lead,go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Muriel Strode

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
- Simeon Strunsky

If a man is pictured chopping off a woman's breast, it only gets a R rating, but if, God forbid, a man is pictured kissing a woman's breast, it gets an X rating. Why is violence more acceptable than tenderness?
- Sally Struthers

Treat others as thou wouldst be treated. What thou likest not for thyself, dispense not to others.
- Sufism - Abdullah Ansari (Islam)

It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
- Anne Sullivan

Nagging is the repetition of unpalatable truths.
- Baroness Edith Summerskill

More men fail through lack of purpose rather than lack of talent.
- Billy Sunday

To love is to receive a glimpse of heaven.
- Karen Sunde

When you understand one thing through and through, you understand everything.
- Shunryu Suzuki

When we have our body and mind in order, everything else will exist in the right place, in the right way. But usually, without being aware of it, we try to change something other than ourselves, we try to order things outside us. But it is impossible to organize things if you yourself are not in order. When you do things in the right way, at the right time, everything else will be organized.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Everything is perfect, but there is a lot of room for improvement.
- Shunryu Suzuki

When you do something, you should burn yourself completely, like a good bonfire, leaving no trace of yourself.
- Shunryu Suzuki

Discovery is seeing what everybody else has seen, and thinking what nobody else has thought.
- Albert Szent-Gyorgi

Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go; it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow.
- Alice Mackenzie Swaim

The more one is absorbed in so-called philosophy, the greater one's delusion and blindness.
- Emmanuel Swedenborg

Fear less, hope more;
Whine less, breathe more;
Talk less, say more;
Hate less, love more;
And all good things are yours.
- Swedish Proverb

Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water.
- Swedish Proverb

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.
- Swedish Proverb

Those who wish to sing always find a song.
- Swedish Proverb

The greatest success, is successful self acceptance.
- Ben Sweet

When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign; that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.
- Jonathan Swift

Walk slowly, pause thoughtfully. There is much to be gleaned from these creatures God has made.
- Charles Swindoll

I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure--which is: Try to please everybody.
- Herbert B. Swope

They are never alone that are accompanies by noble thoughts.
- Philip Sydney

It is only the ignorant who despise education.
- Publius Syrus

Why do psychiatrists systematically impose themselves on persons who want to have nothing to do with them? I believe they do so because, like most people, psychiatrists love power and exult in pushing others around.
- Thomas Szasz

The proverb warns that "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
- Thomas Szasz

The self is not something that one finds. It is something that one creates.
- Thomas Szasz

Two wrongs don't make a right, but they make a good excuse.
- Thomas Szasz

Liberty is given by nature even to mute animals.
- Cornelius Tacitus

The more corrupt the State the more numerous the laws.
- Cornelius Tacitus

Love of fame is the last thing even learned men can bear to be parted from.
- Cornelius Tacitus

Love of fame is the last thing even the wise give up.
- Cornelius Tacitus

When the universe is in harmony with man - the eternal, we know it as truth but we feel it as beauty.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Nirvana is not the blowing out of the candle. It is the extinguishing of the flame because day is come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

It is very simple to be happy, but it is very difficult to be simple.
- Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of time like dew on the tip of a leaf.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Pleasure is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies.
- Rabindranath Tagore

You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Good teachers are costly, but bad teachers cost more.
- Bob Talbert

In choosing where to live or vacation, we may be setting the stage for the play of ourselves, treating nature as a prop.
- Deborah Tall

She is such a good friend that she would throw all her acquaintances into the water for the pleasure of fishing them out again.
- Charles Talleyrand

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers, "Grow, grow."
- The Talmud

Examine the contents, not the bottle.
- The Talmud

The highest form of wisdom is kindness.
- The Talmud

Who is wise? One who learns from all.
- The Talmud

Reality is a mysterious changing thing, because one's perception of it never remains the same.
- Joe Tan

If you want something you've never had, you've got to do something you've never done!
- Tangela

If anyone had realized that within 10 years this tiny system that was picked up almost by accident was going to be controlling 50 million computers, considerably more thought might have gone into it.
- Andy Tanenbaum, talking about MS-DOS

The nice thing about standards is that there are so many of them to choose from.
- Andres S. Tannenbaum

We worry about what a child will be tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.
- Stacia Tauscher

I have never known a truly modest person to be the least bit shy.
- Elizabeth Taylor

The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they're going to have some pretty annoying virtues.
- Elizabeth Taylor

Some of my best leading men have been dogs and horses.
- Elizabeth Taylor

A smile appears on the faces of most archaic figures, a happiness of expression seeming to transcend that of human beings.
- Francis Henry Taylor

Hardly a competent workman can be found who does not devote a considerable amount of time to studying just how slowly he can work and still convince his employer that he is going at a good pace.
- Frederick W. Taylor

Where there are large powers with little ambition... nature may be said to have fallen short of her purposes.
- Sir Henry Taylor

The greatest evils, are from within us; and from ourselves also we must look for the greatest good.
- Jeremy Taylor

Friendship is the allay of our sorrows, the ease of our passions, the discharge of our oppressions, the sanctuary to our calamities, the counsellor of our doubts, the clarity of our minds, the emission of our thoughts, the exercise and improvement of what we mediate.
- Jeremy Taylor

Temptation rarely comes in working hours. It is in their leisure time that men are made or marred.
- W.M. Taylor

No one worth possessing can be quite possessed.
- Sara Teasdale

I make the most of all that comes and the least of all that goes.
- Sara Teasdale

Two paradoxes are better than one; they may even suggest a solution.
- Edward Teller

I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.
- Shirley Temple

Happiness comes from spiritual wealth, not material wealth... Happiness comes from giving, not getting. If we try hard to bring happiness to others, we cannot stop it from coming to us also. To get joy, we must give it, and to keep joy, we must scatter it.
- John Templeton

Teachers are nation builders.
- Daljit Taneja

Learning and teaching are two of the most important functions in life; just as loving and being loved are important.
- Omer Baybars Tek

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Tennyson

Self-reverence, self-knowledge, self-control, these three alone lead life to sovereign power.
- Alfred Tennyson

The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

The world is a looking glass. It gives back to every man a true reflection of his own thoughts.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Life is the soul's nursery - its training place for the destinies of eternity.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

To endure is greater than to dare; to tire out hostile fortune; to be daunted by no difficulty; to keep heart when all have lost it; to go through intrigue spotless; to forego even ambition when the end is gained - who can say this is not greatness?
- William Makepeace Thackeray

It is best to love wisely, no doubt; but to love foolishly is better than not to be able to love at all.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Good humor is one of the best articles of dress one can wear in society.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't.
- Margaret Thatcher

I'm extraordinarily patient provided I get my own way in the end.
- Margaret Thatcher

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman.
- Margaret Thatcher

Success is having a flair for the thing that you are doing; knowing that is not enough, you have got to have hard work and a sense of purpose.
- Margaret Thatcher

Standing in the middle of the road is very dangerous; you get knocked down by the traffic from both sides.
- Margaret Thatcher

I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job.
- Margaret Thatcher

People think that at the top there isn't much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
- Margaret Thatcher

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
- Margaret Thatcher

Disciplining yourself to do what you know is right and important, although difficult, is the highroad to pride, self-esteem, and personal satisfaction.
- Margaret Thatcher

It's never too late, in fiction or in life, to revise.
- Nancy Thayer

Nobody in the game of football should be called a genius. A genius is somebody like Norman Einstein.
- Joe Theisman

What is right is often forgotten by what is convenient.
- Bodie Thoene

Time is the most valuable thing one can spend.
- Theophrastus

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
- Danny Thomas

Success has nothing to do with what you gain in life or accomplish for yourself. It's what you do for others.
- Danny Thomas

In the beginning, there was nothing. Then God said "Let there be light," and there was still nothing, but you could see it.
- Dave Thomas

It's relaxing to go out with my ex-wife because she already knows I'm an idiot.
- Warren Thomas

Half of the world's misery comes from ignorance. The other half comes from intelligence.
- Bonar Thompson

Happiness is the shadow of things past, which the fools shall take for that which is to be.
- Francis Thompson

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

They don't hardly make 'em like him any more - but just to be on the safe side, he should be castrated anyway.
- Hunter S. Thompson

The language of friendship is not words but meanings.
- Henry David Thoreau

I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell.
- Alec Yuill Thornton

Greater love hath no man than this, to lay down his friends for his life.
- Jeremy Thorpe

When someone gives the hospital a gift of $5 and you know he can afford less than that, thank him graciously. When someone gives the hospital $5,000 and you know he could afford five times that, say, "that will help."
- Robert H. Thorson

You can fool too many of the people too much of the time.
- James Thurber

I hate women because they always know where things are.
- James Thurber

All men kill the thing they hate, too, unless, of course, it kills them first.
- James Thurber

One martini is alright, two is too many, three is not enough.
- James Thurber

Well, if I called the wrong number, why did you answer the phone?
- James Thurber

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
- James Thurber

He who hesitates is sometimes saved.
- James Thurber

Do not look back in anger or forward in fear, but around in awareness.
- James Thurber

I'd call you an asshole, but an asshole is worth fucking once in awhile.
- Kathy Thurber

We should be taught not to wait for inspiration to start a thing. Action always generates inspiration. Inspiration seldom generates action.
- Frank Tibolt

Truly great madness can not be achieved without significant intelligence.
- Henrik Tikkanen

Tennis is more than just a sport. It's an art, like the ballet. Or like a performance in the theater. When I step on the court I feel like Anna Pavlova. Or like Adelina Patti. Or even like Sarah Bernhardt. I see the footlights in front of me. I hear the whisperings of the audience. I feel an icy shudder. Win or die! Now or never! It's the crisis of my life.
- Bill Tilden

The first duty of love is to listen.
- Paul Tillich

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you, but you must win their hearts to have them soar with you.
- Tiorio

Equality is a slogan based on envy. It signifies in the heart of every republican: "Nobody is going to occupy a place higher than I."
- Alexis de Tocqueville

To commit violent and unjust acts, it is not enough for a government to have the will or even the power; the habits, ideas, and passions of the time must lend themselves to their committal.
- Alexis de Tocqueville

All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be the blade that was broken, The crownless again shall be king.
- J.R.R. Tolkien

Love is life. All, everything that I understand, I understand only because I love.
- Leo Tolstoy

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win, you're still a rat.
- Lily Tomlin

Man invented language to satisfy his deep need to complain.
- Lily Tomlin

I always wanted to be somebody, but I should have been more specific.
- Lily Tomlin

I worry that the person who thought up "Muzac" may be thinking up something else.
- Lily Tomlin

If you do nothing else this year...Evolve.
- Lily Tomlin

Life is a matter of luck, and the odds in favor of success are in no way enhanced by extreme caution.
- Erich Topp

If you don't do it excellently, don't do it at all. Because if it's not excellent, it won't be profitable or fun, and if you're not in business for fun or profit, what the hell are you doing there?
- Robert Townsend

Keep your feet on the ground, but let your heart soar as high as it will. Refuse to be average or to surrender to the chill of your spiritual environment. [The Root Of The Righteous]
- A. W. Tozer

The potential of the average person is like a huge ocean unsailed, a new continent unexplored, a world of possibilities waiting to be released and channeled toward some great good.
- Brian Tracy

All successful people, men and women, are big dreamers. They imagine what their future could be, ideal in every respect, and then they work every day toward their distant vision, that goal or purpose.
- Brian Tracy

Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger and better than your current situation.
- Brian Tracy

Positive, continuous action toward your goals is the very best antidote to worry.
- Brian Tracy

It's quantity of time at home and quality of time at work that counts; don't mix them up.
- Brian Tracy

Your decision to be, have and do something out of ordinary entails facing difficulties that are out of the ordinary as well. Sometimes your greatest asset is simply your ability to stay with it longer than anyone else.
- Brian Tracy

God, I so hate good taste. It is so lacking in courage. It is so tasteless.
- Diana Trent

My family was so poor they couldn't afford any kids. The lady next door had me.
- Golfer Lee Trevino

Clear writers assume, with a pessimism born of experience, that whatever isn't plainly stated the reader will invariably misconstrue.
- John R. Trimble

I do not think myself to be a worm, and a grub, grass of the field fit only to be burned, a clod, a morsel of putrid atoms that should be thrown to the dungheap, ready for the nethermost pit. Nor if I did should I therefore expect to sit with Angels and Archangels.
- Anthony Trollope

I hold that gentleman to be the best-dressed whose dress no one observes.
- Anthony Trollope

To select well among old things is almost equal to inventing new ones.
- Nicolas Charles Trublet

I've been trying for some time to develop a life style that doesn't require my presence.
- Gary Trudeau

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
- D. Elton Trueblood

All the President is, is a glorified public relations man who spends his time flattering, kissing and kicking people to get them to do what they are supposed to do anyway.
- Harry S. Truman

If you can't convince them, confuse them.
- Harry S. Truman

It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
- Harry S. Truman

Whenever you have an efficient government you have a dictatorship.
- Harry S. Truman

...the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
- Harry S. Truman

How far would Moses have gone if he had taken a poll in Egypt?
- Harry S. Truman

I come to the office each morning and stay for long hours doing what has to be done to the best of my ability. And when you've done the best you can, you can't do any better. So when I go to sleep I turn everything over to the Lord and forget it.
- Harry S. Truman

It is understanding that gives us the ability to have peace. When we understand the other fellow's viewpoint, and he understands ours, then we can sit down and work out our differences.
- Harry S. Truman

I never give them hell. I just tell the truth, and they think it is hell.
- Harry S. Truman

I like thinking big. If you're going to be thinking anything, you might as well think big.
- Donald Trump

If you must begin then go all the way, because if you begin and quit, the unfinished business you have left behind begins to haunt you all the time.
- Chogyam Trungpa

Dwell upon the brightest parts in every prospect... and strive to be pleased with the present circumstances.
- Abraham Tucker

A rumor without a leg to stand on will get around some other way.
- John Tudor

Pessimists have already begun to worry about what is going to replace automation.
- John Tudor

All political power comes out of the barrel of a gun.
- Mao Tse Tung

Well-timed silence hath more eloquence than speech.
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

It is well to lie fallow for a while.
- Martin Fraquhar Tupper

Nature is not a temple, but a workshop, and man's the workman in it.
- Ivan Turgenev

The whole point of education is to teach by example.
- Jacques Turgot

Dog's lives are too short, their only fault really.
- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

You must learn to drink the cup of life as it comes, without stirring it up from the bottom. That's where the bitter dregs are.
- Agnes Sligh Turnbull

No man is responsible for his father. That is entirely his mother's affair.
- Margaret Turnbull

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
- Dale Turner

If we had had the right technology back then, you would have seen Eva Braun on the Donahue show and Adolf Hitler on Meet the Press.
- Ed Turner

I wasn't as smart then as I am now. But who ever is?
- Tina Turner

A person is a person because he recognizes others as persons.
- Desmond Tutu

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
- Mark Twain

The reason that lightning doesn't strike twice in the same place is that the same place isn't there the second time.
- Willie Tyler

Challenges make you discover things about yourself that you never really knew. They're what make the instrument stretch-what makes you go beyond the norm.
- Cicely Tyson

We cling to our own point of view, as though everything depended on it. Yet our opinions have no permanence; like autumn and winter, they gradually pass away.
- Chuang Tzu

Once you've gotten the meaning, you can forget the words.
- Chuang Tzu

Once Chuang Chou dreamt he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn't know he was Chuang Chou. Suddenly he woke up and there he was, solid and unmistakeable Chuang Chou. But he didn't know if he was Chuang Chou who had dreamt he was a butterfly, or a butterfly dreaming he was Chuang Chou.
- Chuang Tzu

Flow with whatever is happening and let your mind be free. Stay centered by accepting whatever you are doing. This is the ultimate.
- Chuang Tzu

Good politics are often inextricably intertwined.
- Morris Udall

I learned inspiration does not come like a bolt, nor is it kinetic, energetic, striving, but it comes to us slowly and quietly and all the time, though we must regularly and every day give it a little chance to start flowing, prime it with a little solitude and idleness.
- Brenda Ueland

Do not look upon this world with fear and loathing. Bravely face whatever the gods offer.
- Morihei Ueshiba

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
- Samuel Ullman

Where there is joy there is creation. Where there is no joy there is no creation: know the nature of joy.
- Upanishads

Happiness is to be found along the way, not at the end of the road, for then the journey is over and it is too late.
- Robert R. Updegraff

Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or doing it better.
- John Updike

Stoop and you'll get stepped on, stand tall and you'll be shot at.
- Carlos A. Urbizo

Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
- Peter Ustinov

Serious people have few ideas. People with ideas are never serious.
- Paul Valéry

My father gave me the greatest gift anyone could give another person, he believed in me.
- Jim Valvano

He laughs best who laughs last.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

Once a woman has given you her heart you can never get rid of the rest of her.
- Sir John Vanbrugh

If you want a place in the sun, you have to put up with a few blisters.
- Abigail Van Buren

It is easier to do a job right than to explain why you didn't.
- Martin Van Buren

You have undertaken to cheat me. I won't sue you, for the law is too slow. I'll ruin you.
- Cornelius Vanderbilt

A conservative is a man who does not think that anything should be done for the first time.
- Frank Vanderlip

The art of teaching is the art of assisting discovery.
- Mark Van Doren

One of the prime challenges of the 21st century will be to implement the standards of democracy, human rights and education for all - to complete the unfinished business of the 20th century.
- Fred van Leeuwen

What are you willing to do to get what you say you want? Are you willing to discipline your mind and mouth? Are you willing to get up early, stay up late, and work hard all the hours between?
What are you willing to give up? Are you willing to give up bad habits, negative thinking, negative people? Are you willing to stand up for yourself?
As long as you can find one excuse not to answer these questions affirmatively, you will never have what you say you want.
- Iyanla Vanzant

Everyone is born with genius, but most people only keep it a few minutes.
- Edgard Varese

He who is calm disturbs neither himself nor others.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; but remember that what you have now was once among the things you only hoped for.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

It is folly for a man to pray to the gods for that which he has the power to obtain by himself.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

The term "incorporeal" is properly applied only to the void, which cannot act or be acted on. Since the soul can act and be acted upon, it is corporeal.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

Men imagine that celestial bodies are divine yet ascribe to them purposes inconsistent with divinity; and they anticipate eternal suffering after death. Peace of mind follows freedom from such fears, and will be gained if we trust to our immediate feelings and sensations.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

We do not so much need the help of our friends as the confidence of their help when in need.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

Freedom is the greatest fruit of self-sufficiency.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

Necessity is an evil; but there is no necessity for continuing to live subject to necessity.
- The Vatican Sayings, Epicurus

The Vice Presidency is sort of like the last cookie on the plate. Everybody insists he won't take it, but somebody always does.
- Bill Vaughan

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
- Bill Vaughan

A three-year-old child is a being who gets almost as much fun out of a fifty-six dollar set of swings as it does out of finding a small green worm.
- Bill Vaughan

Consciousness of our powers augments them.
- Vauvenargues

In itself and in its consequences the life of leisure is beautiful and ennobling in all civilised men's eyes.
- Thorstein Veblen

In the first age of the gods, existence was born from non-existence.
- Rig Veda

Get off it, over it and on with it. It's time to live your life.
- Vicky

It is not enough to succeed; others must fail.
- Gore Vidal

Half the American population no longer reads newspapers: plainly, they are the clever half.
- Gore Vidal

...in matters of faith, inconvenient evidence is always suppressed while contradictions go unnoticed.
- Gore Vidal

For the average American freedom of speech is simply the freedom to repeat what everyone else is saying and no more.
- Gore Vidal

Any man who has been a teacher retains something of a student within him.
- Alfred de Vigny

I know all except myself.
- Francois Villon

There can be no rainbow without a storm and a cloud.
- F.H. Vincent

Infatuation is when you think he's as sexy as Robert Redford, as smart as Henry Kissinger, as noble as Ralph Nader, as funny as Woody Allen, and as athletic as Jimmy Conners. Love is when you realize that he's as sexy as Woody Allen, as smart as Jimmy Connors, as funny as Ralph Nader, as athletic as Henry Kissinger and nothing like Robert Redford -but you'll take him anyway.
- Judith Viorst

One day the day will come when the day will not come.
- Paul Virilio

The purpose of life is to discover your gift. The meaning of life is to give it away.
- David Viscott

Star I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend, to the death, your right to say it.
- Voltaire

We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.
- Kurt Vonnegut

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
- Joseph Marshall Wade

Reality is the leading cause of stress -- for those in touch with it.
- Jane Wagner

You must continue to gain expertise, but avoid thinking like an expert.
- Denis Waitley

Losers make promises they often break. Winners make commitments they always keep.
- Denis Waitley

Winners have the ability to step back from the canvas of their lives like an artist gaining perspective. They make their lives a work of art - an individual masterpiece.
- Denis Waitley

Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end. Failure is something we can avoid only by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.
- Denis Waitley

All of the top achievers I know are life-long learners... Looking for new skills, insights, and ideas. If they're not learning, they're not growing... not moving toward excellence.
- Denis Waitley

Understand that you, yourself, are no more than the composite picture of all your thoughts and actions. In your relationships with others, remember the basic and critically important rule: If you want to be loved, be lovable. If you want respect, set a respectable example!
- Denis Waitley

When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected, look at mistakes as learning experiences, and ridicule as ignorance. Look at rejection as part of one performance, not as a turn down of the performer.
- Denis Waitley

The great questions are those an intelligent child asks and, getting no answers, stops asking.
- George Wald

We're like the sea, people our waves; Necessarily we are associated with everyone.
- Ni'matullah Wali

I'm always amazed that people will actually choose to sit in front of the television and just be savaged by stuff that belittles their intelligence.
- Alice Walker

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
- Karl Wallenda

The best philosophy is to do one's duties, to take the world as it comes, submit respectfully to one's lot, and bless the goodness that has given us so much happiness with it, whatever it is.
- Horace Walpole

Oh that I were seated as high as my ambition, I'd place my naked foot on the necks of monarchs.
- Horace Walpole

A true leader is not the one with the most followers, but one who creates the most leaders.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Your life work is a statement of who you are. If it is not, then why are you doing it?
- Neale Donald Walsch

It's a fact that it is much more comfortable to be in the position of the person who has been offended than to be the unfortunate cause of it.
- Barbara Walters

To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
- William Walton

People who cannot find time for recreation are obliged sooner or later to find time for illness.
- John Wanamaker

Enthusiasm, like measles, mumps and the common cold, is highly contagious.
- Emory Ward

Flatter me, and I may not believe you.
Criticize me, and I may not like you.
Ignore me, and I may not forgive you.
Encourage me, and I may not forget you.
- William Arthur Ward

The greatest failure is the failure to try.
- William Arthur Ward

When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
- William Arthur Ward

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
- William Arthur Ward

All glory comes from daring to begin.
- Eugene F. Ware

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art.
- Andy Warhol

Years ago fairy tales began with "Once upon a time...quot;. Now it's quot;If I am elected..."
- Carolyn Warner

The most popular persons are those who take the world as it is, who find the least fault.
- Charles Dudley Warner

In this world of misery, disease, old age, and death, there is no other protection, refuge or help than our own practise of the truth. Others are powerless; as we sow we reap.
- Quoted by Warren in 'Jainism'

The sports page records people's accomplishments; The front page nothing but their failures.
- Jutice Earl Warren

Another unsettling element in modern art is that common symptom of immaturity, the dread of doing what has been done before.
- Edith Warton

Yet my deepest bond has not been to any country.
The homeland of the mind has no boundaries.
Books stand open like houses.
Nobody is foreign.
- Ionna-Veronika Warwick

Success is not measured by th position one has reached in life, rather by the obstacles overcome while trying to succeed.
- Booker T. Washington

I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul by making me hate him.
- Booker T. Washington

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
- Booker T. Washington

For whatever reason, God has blessed me with the ability, put me in a position to make these leaps and bounds. I'm fulfilling my part of the bargain, which is to give back and be a positive influence on others. That's all you can do; take what you've been given and spread it around.
- Denzel Washington

Luck is when opportunity meets preparation.
- Denzel Washington

Labor to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fire called conscience.
- George Washington

Associate yourself with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for 'tis better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

It is better to be alone than in bad company.
- George Washington

I die hard, but I am not afraid to go.
- George Washington's last words, 1799

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

I have learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.
- John Watson

Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the dangers of controversy. Speak your mind and fear less the label of 'crackpot' than the stigma of conformity. And on issues that seem important to you, stand up and be counted at any cost.
- Thomas J. Watson

Within us all there are wells of thought and dynamos of energy which are not suspected until emergencies arise. Then oftentimes we find that it is comparatively simple to double or triple our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved.
- Thomas J. Watson

How is it possible that a being with such sensitive jewels as the eyes, such enchanted musical instruments as the ears, and such fabulous arabesque of nerves as the brain can experience itself anything less than a god.
- Alan Watts

No one imagines that a symphony is supposed to improve in quality as it goes along, or that the whole object of playing it is to reach the finale. The point of music is discovered in every moment of playing and listening to it. t is the same, I feel, with the greater part of our lives, and if we are unduly absorbed in improving them - we may forget altogether to live them.
- Alan Watts

Let me be dressed fine as I will, fies, worms, and flowers exceed me still.
- Isaac Watts

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
- Evelyn Waugh

Don't hold your parents up to contempt. After all, you are their son, and it is just possible that you may take after them.
- Evelyn Waugh

Talk low, talk slow, and don't say too much.
- John Wayne

Courage is being scared to death but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

The RF-4E Phantom - Living proof that if you put a big enough engine on something...even a BRICK could fly!
- W. Weasel

We keep, in science, getting a more and more sophisticated view of our essential ignorance.
- Warren Weaver

The further one grows spiritually, the more and more people one loves and the fewer and fewer people one likes.
- Gale Webbe

It isn't the great big pleasures that count the most; it's making a great deal out of the little ones.
- Jean Webster

She never lets ideas interrupt the easy flow of her conversation.
- Jean Webster

To live with fear and not be afraid is the final test of maturity.
- Edward Weeks

Man alone can enslave man.
- Simone Weil

A hurtful act is the transference to others of the degradation which we bear in ourselves.
- Simone Weil

My dog is worried about the economy because Alpo is up to $3.00 a can. That's almost $21.00 in dog money.
- Joe Weinstein

Make people believe what they think and do is important, and then get out of the way while they do it.
- Jack Welch

I hate television. I hate it as much as peanuts. But I can't stop eating peanuts.
- Orson Welles

I see no reason to suppose [steam locomotives] will ever force themselves into general use.
- Arthur Wellesley, first Duke of Wellington

Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
- Bob Wells

Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo.
- H. G. Wells

The past is but the beginning of a beginning, and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.
- H. G. Wells

Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
- H. G. Wells

The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow.
- H. G. Wells

The most powerful agent of growth and transformation is something much more basic than any technique: a change of heart.
- John Welwood

The purpose of life is to fight maturity.
- Dick Werthimer

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.
- John Wesley

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.
- John Wesley

Teaching is the royal road to learning.
- Jessamyn West

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
- Mae West

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
- Mae West

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
- Mae West

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
- Mae West

The finest woman that ever walked the streets.
- Mae West

When women go wrong, men go right after them.
- Mae West

She's the kind of woman who climbed the ladder of success - wrong by wrong.
- Mae West

He's the kind of man who picks his friends - to pieces.
- Mae West

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day--and another, in case it doesn't rain.
- Mae West

You're never too old to become younger.
- Mae West

I myself have never been able to find out precisely what a feminist is, I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat
- Rebecca West

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become.
- Brooke Foss Westcott

Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun.
- Ruth Westheimer

Death cannot stop true love. It can only delay it for a while.
- Westley

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
- Edith Wharton

An education is like a crumbling building that needs constant upkeep with repairs and additions.
- Edith Wharton

Happiness is no laughing matter.
- Richard Whately

None are so empty as those who are full of themselves.
- Benjamin Whichcote

Two and two continue to make four, in spite of the whine of the amateur for three, or the cry of the critic for five.
- James McNeil Whistler

I know unless I'm true to myself I couldn't be happy. Too much emphasis is placed today on externals and too little on character.
- Betty White

People don't grow up, they just learn how to act in public.
- Bryan White

One of the most time-consuming things is to have an enemy.
- E.B. White

Health is a great treasure. It is the richest possession mortals can have. Wealth, honor, or learning is dearly purchased, if it be at the loss of the vigor of health. None of these attainments can secure happiness, if health is wanting.
- Ellen G. White

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
- William Allen White

Liberty is the one thing you can't have unless you give it to others.
- William Allen White

Blessed are they who heal us of self-despising. Of all services which can be done to man, I know of none more precious.
- William Hale White

It is a false dichotomy to think of nature and man. Mankind is that factor in nature which exhibits in its most intense form the plasticity of nature.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Civilizations can only be understood by those who are civilized.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Not ignorance, but ignorance of ignorance, is the death of knowledge.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The "silly" question is the first intimation of some totally new development.
- Alfred North Whitehead

Seek simplicity, and distrust it.
- Alfred North Whitehead

We think in generalities; we live in detail.
- Alfred North Whitehead

A good listener is a good talker with a sore throat.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it.
- Katherine Whitehorn

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Harold Whitman

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
- Walt Whitman

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

I celebrate myself, and sing myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
- Walt Whitman

The fruition of beauty is no chance of hit or miss... it is inevitable as life.
- Walt Whitman

If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
- Walt Whitman

Logic and sermons never convince,
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.
- Walt Whitman

Not I-nor anyone else-can travel that road for you. You must travel it yourself.
- Walt Whitman

There are thousands of reasons why you cannot do what you want to. All you need is one reason why you can.
- Willis R. Whitney

Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did, but she did it backwards and in high heels.
- Faith Whittlesey

We cut nature up, organize it into concepts, and ascribe significances as we do, largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.
- Benjamin Lee Whorf

The greatest problem you have is your greatest opportunity.
- Michael Wickett

Anyone can look for fashion in a boutique or history in a museum. The creative explorer looks for history in a hardware store and fashion in an airport.
- Robert Wieder

A fallacy that makes me glad is worth a truth that makes me sad.
- Christoph Martin Wieland

Fear defeats more people than poverty, ignorance, superstition, ill health or lack of mental ability.
- Albert Wiggam

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.
- Eugene Wigner

The potential possibilities of any child are the most intriguing and stimulating in all creation.
- Ray L. Wilbur

There is no chance, no destiny, no fate that can circumvent or hinder or control the firm resolve of a determined soul.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

It is easy enough to be pleasant when life blows by like a song. But the man worthwhile is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Whatever comes, this too shall pass away.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One of the earliest lessons I learned as a child was that if you looked away from something, it might not be there when you looked back.
- John Edgar Wideman

I still don't like this ship. I have a queer feeling about it.
- Henry Wilde, Chief Officer (of the Titanic)in a letter to his sister

Education is an admirable thing. But it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.
- Oscar Wilde

You have to have a dream so you can get up in the morning.
- Billy Wilder

I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.
- Laura Ingalls Wilder

Ninety-nine percent of the people in the world are fools and the rest of us are in great danger of contagion.
- Thorton Wilder

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
- Thorton Wilder

Give me a woman who loves beer and I will conquer the world.
- Kaiser Wilhelm

If a man see's a wrong, and does nothing to correct it, how then can he still call himself a man?
- Paul L. Willcoxon

Make one person happy each day and in forty years you will have made 14,600 human beings happy for a little time, at least.
- Charley Willey

We grow a little every time we do not take advantage of somebody's weakness.
- Bern Williams

I like the word 'indolence'. It makes my laziness seem classy.
- Bern Williams

Mountain! Get out of my way!
- Montel Williams

Carpe Diem. Sieze the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.
- Robin Williams

Ballet: Men wearing pants so tight that you can tell what religion they are.
- Robin Williams

We have no assurance that half-truth will make us free.
- Roger J. Williams

A vacuum is a hell of a lot better than some of the stuff that nature replaces it with.
- Tennessee Williams

The framers gave us the Second Amendment not so we could go deer or duck hunting but to give us a modicum of protection against congressional tyranny.
- Walter Williams

Children are happy because they don't yet have a file in their minds called "All the Things That Could Go Wrong." They don't have a mind-set that puts "Things to Fear" before "Things to Love." Unless we can be like little children, we can't enter into the kingdom of heaven; unless we can be like little children, we can't be happy. Children are happy because they don't have all the "facts" yet.
- Marianne Williamson

We are all assigned a piece of the garden, a corner of the universe that is ours to transform. Our corner of the universe is our own life our relationships, our homes, our work, our current circumstances exactly as they are.
- Marianne Williamson

The purpose of our lives is to give birth to the best which is within us.
- Marianne Williamson

Knowing that our primary spiritual task is to love, the highest work of consciousness is to not only try to find our love but also extend it into the world.
- Marianne Williamson

Just as a sunbeam can't separate itself from the sun and a wave can't separate itself from the ocean; we can't separate ourselves from one another. We are all part of a vast sea of love one indivisible divine mind.
- Marianne Williamson

Star Only the winners decide what were war crimes.
- Gary Wills

If you think nobody cares if you're alive, try missing a couple of car payments.
- Earl Wilson

He's so snobbish he has an unlisted zip-code.
- Earl Wilson

He's an honest man - you could shoot craps with him over the telephone.
- Earl Wilson

Being your own man does not mean taking advantage of anyone else.
- Flip Wilson

I'm an optimist, but I'm an optimist that carries a raincoat.
- Harold Wilson

Debating against him is no fun, say something insulting and he looks at you like a whipped dog.
- Harold Wilson

Friendship is the only cement that will ever hold the world together.
- Thomas Woodrow Wilson

Nothing is ever lost by courtesy. It is the cheapest of pleasures, costs nothing, and conveys much. It pleases him who gives and receives and thus, like mercy, is twice blessed.
- Erastus Wiman

She's been on more laps than a napkin.
- Walter Winchell

A pessimist is one who builds dungeons in the air.
- Walter Winchell

Don't complain about what you don't have. Use what you've got. To do less than your best is a sin. Every single one of us has the power for greatness, because greatness is determined by service -- to yourself and to others.
- Oprah Winfrey

If you are doing something you do not enjoy, such as a certain type of work because you need the money for school, your family, or whatever, and find yourself complaining and feeling hard done by, then you are enduring a life of conflict. You either have to change your thinking or your job. When you choose to do something for a certain benefit such as money, complaining while you are doing it is, of course, a waste of energy and time and is self-destructive.
- Philip Winkelmans

Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do.
- Kathleen Winsor

I think, therefore I'm single.
- Liz Winston

I am the modern, intelligent, independent-type woman. In other words, a girl who can not get a man.
- Shelley Winters

I say I’m in love with her. What does that mean? It means I review my future and my past in the light of this feeling. It is as though I wrote in a foreign language that I am suddenly able to read. Wordlessly, she explains me to myself. Like genius, she is ignorant of what she does.
- Jeanette Winterson

Cultivate more joy by arranging your life so that more joy will be likely.
- George Witkin

The human body is the best picture of the human soul.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered, the problems of life have still not been touched at all. Of course, there is then no question left, and just this is the answer. The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

In order to draw a limit to thinking, we should have to think both sides of this limit.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

Uttering a word is like striking a note on the keyboard of the imagination.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.
- Ludwig Wittgenstein

It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
- P. G. Wodehouse

If a man has a talent and cannot use it, he has failed. If he has a talent and uses only half of it, he has partly failed. If he has a talent and learns somehow to use the whole of it, he has gloriously succeeded, and won a satisfaction and a triumph few men ever know.
- Thomas Wolfe

A cult is a religion with no political power.
- Thomas Wolfe

Is not this the true romantic feeling--not to desire to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping you?
- Thomas Wolfe

If you observe a really happy man, you will find he is happy in the course of living life twenty-four crowded hours of each day.
- W. Beran Wolfe

The beginning is always today.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

We all have ability. The difference is how we use it.
- Stevie Wonder

People who come up with "It may not work" or "What are we going to do if it fails?" do not have the credentials to be businessmen. If there is only a 1 percent chance of success, a true businessperson sees that 1 percent as the spark to light a fire.
- Kim Woo-Choong

The only time a woman really succeeds in changing a man is when he's a baby.
- Natalie Wood

The willingness to take risks is our grasp of faith.
- George Woodberry

Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
- John Wooden

Don't measure yourself by what you have accomplished, but by what you should have accomplished with your ability.
- John Wooden

Make each day your masterpiece.
- John Wooden

Happiness begins where selfishness ends.
- John Wooden

Discipline yourself and others won't need to.
- John Wooden

If I am through learning, I am through.
- John Wooden

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.
- Virginia Woolf

If you do not tell the truth about yourself you cannot tell it about other people.
- Virginia Woolf

There is no such thing in anyone's life as an unimportant day.
- Alexander Woollcott

She was like a sinking ship firing on the rescuers.
- Alexander Woollcott

Star Dreams never hurt anybody if he keeps working right behind the dream to make as much of it come real as he can.
- Frank W. Woolworth

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is, and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present, and from the present to live better in the future.
- Wordsworth

How does the Meadow flower its bloom unfold? Because the lovely little flower is free down to its root, and in that freedom bold.
- Wordsworth

Activity back of a very small idea will produce more than inactivity and the planning of genius.
- James A. Worsham

Income tax returns are the most imaginative fiction being written today.
- Herman Woulk

The doctor can bury his mistakes but an architect can only advise his client to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Tip the world over on its side and everything loose will land in Los Angeles.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Give me the luxuries of life and I will willingly do without the necessities.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

The thing always happens that you really believe in. And the belief in a thing makes it happen. And I think nothing will happen until you thoroughly and deeply believe in it.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Youth is a quality, not a matter of circumstances.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

I know the price of success: dedication, hard work and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Truth against the world.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

You can't have everything. Where would you put it?
- Steven Wright

When two men in business always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
- William Wrigley, Jr

A man falls in love through his eyes, a woman through her ears.
- Woodrow Wyatt

God must hate the common people, because he made them so common.
- Philip Wylie

The opportunity to practice brotherhood presents itself every time you meet a human being.
- Jane Wyman

The sweetest of all sounds is praise.
- Xenophon

To question is to teach.
- Xenophon

Better never to have met you
In my dream
Than to wake and reach
For hands that are not there.
- Otomo No Yakamochi

Sometimes you just have to take the leap, and build your wings on the way down.
- Kobi Yamada

Kissing is a means of getting two people so close together that they can't see anything wrong in each other.
- Rene Yasenek

People who are sensible about love are incapable of it.
- Douglas Yates

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William Butler Yeats

A half truth is a whole lie.
- Yiddish proverb

A wise man hears one word and understands two.
- Yiddish proverb

He that can't endure the bad will not live to see the good.
- Yiddish proverb

Ask advice from everyone, but act with your own mind.
- Yiddish proverb

Try? There is no try. There is only do or do not do.
- Yoda

Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. I sense much fear in you.
- Yoda

Possession of material riches, without inner peace, is like dying of thirst while bathing in a lake.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first. When you learn to live for others, they will live for you.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

Today I forgive all those who have ever offended me. I give my love to all thirsty hearts, both to those who love me and to those who do not love me.
- Paramahansa Yogananda

The greatness of a man can nearly always be measured by his willingness to be kind.
- G. Young

Often people attempt to live their lives backwards: they try to have more things, or more money, in order to do more of what they want so they will be happier. The way it actually works is the reverse. You must first be who you really are, then, do what you need to do, in order to have what you want.
- Margaret Young

It is better to be prepared for an opportunity and not have one than to have an opportunity and not be prepared.
- Whitney Young, Jr.

If you're going to do something tonight that you'll be sorry for tomorrow, sleep late.
- Henny Youngman

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
- Henny Youngman

I had plastic surgery last week. I cut up my credit cards.
- Henny Youngman

A good rest is half the work.
- Yugoslav Proverb

Star Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
- Lin Yü-tang

Any good practical philosophy must start out with the recognition of our having a body.
- Lin Yü-tang

Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
- Lin Yü-tang

It is important that man dreams, but it is perhaps equally important that he can laugh at his own dreams.
- Lin Yü-tang

Men resort to talking only when they haven't the power to enforce their convictions upon others.
- Lin Yü-tang

Only he who handles his ideas lightly is master of his ideas, and only he who is master of his ideas is not enslaved by them.
- Lin Yü-tang

No child is born with a really cold heart, and it is only in proportion as we lose that youthful heart that we lose the inner warmth in ourselves.
- Lin Yü-tang

Such is human psychology that if we don't express our joy, we soon cease to feel it.
- Lin Yü-tang

Always know in your heart that you are far bigger than anything that can happen to you.
- Dan Zadra

Time is never wasted when you're wasted all the time.
- Catherine Zandonella

It is better to die on your feet than to live on your knees!
- Emiliano Zapata

You can't be a Real Country unless you have a BEER and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a BEER.
- Frank Zappa

Be resolute, fear no sacrifice and surmount every difficulty to win victory.
- Mao Zedong

If enlightenment is not where you are standing, where will you look?/
- Zen Saying

When your bow is broken and your last arrow spent, then shoot, shoot with your whole heart.
- Zen Saying

Being a philosopher, I have a problem for every solution.
- Robert Zend

As a final incentive before giving up a dificult task, try to imagine it successfully accomplished by someone you violently dislike.
- K. Zenios

You don't pay the price for success. You enjoy the price for success.
- Zig Ziglar

It was character that got us out of bed, commitment that moved us into action, and discipline that enabled us to follow through.
- Zig Ziglar

There's often no way you can look into the game of life and determine whether or not you'll get that big break tomorrow or whether it will take another week, month, year or even longer. But it will come!
- Zig Ziglar

The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is that little extra.
- Zig Ziglar

Boats in the harbor are safe, but that is not what they are meant for.
- Zig Ziglar

You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect to win.
- Zig Ziglar

Sometimes adversity is what you need to face in order to become successful.
- Zig Ziglar

An optimist is someone who goes after Moby Dick in a rowboat and takes the tartar sauce with him.
- Zig Ziglar

If you have enough push, you don't have to worry about the pull.
- Zig Ziglar

If you can walk, you can dance. If you can talk, you can sing.
- Zimbabwean Proverb

Don't criticize what you can't understand.
- Robert Zimmerman

We will not know unless we begin.
- Howard Zinn

The artist is nothing without the gift, but the gift is nothing without work.
- Emile Zola

Tact is the great ability to see other people as they think you see them.
- Carl Zuckmayer

An authentically empowered person lives their life in love and trust.
- Gary Zukav

Once you create authentic power, it can never be taken from you.
- Gary Zukav

You create your reality with your intentions.
- Gary Zukav


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