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

Star 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

Star 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 find 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

Said the little boy, 'Sometimes I drop my spoon.'
Said the little old man, 'I do that too.'
The little boy whispered, 'I wet my pants.'
'I do that too,' laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, 'I often cry.'
The old man nodded, 'So do I.'
'But worst of all,' said the boy, 'it seems
Grown-ups don't pay attention to me.'
And he felt the warmth of a wrinkled old hand.
'I know what you mean,' said the little old man.
- Shel Silverstein

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

Attidude
- Charles Swindoll

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


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