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 worked for a menial's hire,
Only to learn, dismayed,
That any wage I had asked of Life,
Life would have gladly paid.
- Jessie Rittenhouse

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

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

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

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

Star 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

I Listen to...
- Charles Roper

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

No man is clever enough to know all the evil he does.
- 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

One Day
- Ruth

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


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