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

When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange---my youth.
- 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

Always tell the truth; then 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


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