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To live is to change And to be perfect is to have changed often.
Cardinal John Henry Newman   Category: Change

What light is to the eyes - what air is to the lungs - what love is to the heart liberty is to the soul of man.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Liberty

Happiness isnt something you experience; its something you remember.
Oscar Levant   Category: Happiness

When you have no observers be afraid of yourself.
Unknown   Category: Conscience

University politics are vicious precisely because the stakes are so small.
Henry Kissinger   Category: Politics

Open your ears before you open your mouth it may surprise your eyes!
Earl Nightingale   Category: Eyes

Who ran to help me when I fell And would some pretty story tell Or kiss the place to make it well? My Mother.
Anne Taylor   Category: Kissing

Samson killed a thousand men with the jaw bone of an ass. That many sales are killed every day with the same weapon.
Unknown   Category: Sales

At the heart of the First Amendment lies the principle that each person should decide for him or herself the ideas and beliefs deserving of expression consideration and adherence. Our political system and cultural life rest upon this ideal. Government action that stifles speech on account of its message or that requires the utterance of a particular message favored by the Government contravenes this essential right. Laws of this sort pose the inherent risk that the Government seeks not to advance a legitimate regulatory goal but to suppress unpopular ideas or information or manipulate the public debate through coercion rather than persuasion.
U.S. Supreme Court   Category: Constitution

In rejecting the Beatles 1962: We don't like their sound and guitar music is on the way out.
Decca Recording Co.   Category: Unsorted

The past should be a springboard not a hammock.
Ivern Ball   Category: Past

Reverie is when ideas float in our mind without reflection or regard of the understanding.
John Locke   Category: Quiet

PREDILECTION n. The preparatory stage of disillusion.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Disillusionment

The individual who cultivates grievances and who is perpetually exacting explanations of his assumed wrongs can only be ignored and left to the education of time and of development.... One does not argue or contend with the foul miasma that settles over stagnant water; one leaves it and climbs to a higher region where the air is pure and the sunshine fair.
Lillian Whiting   Category: Unsorted

Be fanatics. When it comes to being and doing and dreaming the best be maniacs.
A. M. Rosenthal   Category: Unsorted

When men are full of envy they disparage everything whether it be good or bad.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Envy

If we are to abolish the death penalty I should like to see the first step taken by our friends the murderers.
Alphonse Karr   Category: Capable

Leisure is the Mother of Philosophy.
Thomas Hobbes   Category: Leisure

If the public perception is that banning these [assault-style] firearms will do anything except annoy their owners then there is something wrong with the public perception.
John C. Brobston   Category: Unsorted

For strength to bear is found in duty alone and he is blest indeed who learns to make the joy of others cure his own heartache
Drake   Category: Unsorted

There are two big forces at work external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes earthquakes floods disasters illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
Leo F. Buscaglia   Category: Attitude

Has knowledge been left for roadkill along the information superhighway?
John Eden   Category: Unsorted

Things that upset a terrier may pass virtually unnoticed by a Great Dane.
Dr. Smiley Blanton   Category: Dog

A prudent question is one half of wisdom.
Francis Bacon   Category: Question

The #1 guideline to success is you must be in business for yourself. When you work for someone else you sell your time at wholesale to your employer who then re-sells it at retail to the customer.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Unsorted

Some people give time some money some their skills and connections some literally give their lifes blood ... but everyone has something to give.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: Help

The secret of happiness is to admire without desiring.
Francis Herbert Bradley   Category: Administration

It said what a terrible world this was with a smile on its face
Jerry Dammers   Category: Unsorted

Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors and let every new year find you a better man.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: War

When all else fails fresh tactics!
John Travolta   Category: Factory

In heaven all the interesting people are missing.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Miss

A ship is always referred to as she because it costs so much to keep one in paint and powder.
Admiral Chester William Nimitz   Category: Ship

The third rule is: Whenever possible go outside the experience of the enemy. Here you want to cause confusion fear and retreat.
Saul David Alinsky   Category: Unsorted

This room has mystery like a trance Of wine ; forget-me-nots of you Are chair and couch the books your Fingers touched. And now that you Are absent here the silence scrapes A secret rust from everything; While sudden wreaths of sorrows Dust uncover emptiness like halls To stumble through and terror falls.
Kenneth Patchen   Category: Mystery

Readiness for death is that of character rather than of occupation. It is right living which prepares for safe or even joyous dying.
Jacques Benigne Bossuet   Category: Unsorted

Tender-handed stroke a nettle And it stings you for your pains; Grasp it like a man of mettle And it soft as silk remains.
Aaron Hill   Category: Strength

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.
Michael Crowe   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing so stupid as an educated man if you get him off the thing he was educated in.
Will Rogers   Category: Education

All change is not growth; all movement is not forward.
Ellen Glasgow   Category: Committee

Out of lifes school of war: What does not destroy me makes me stronger.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Destiny

We belong to no cult. We are not Nature Lovers. We don't love nature any more than we love breathing. Nature is simply something indispensable like air and light and water that we accept as necessary to living and the nearer we can get to it the happier we are.
Louise Dickenson Rich   Category: Unsorted

To the victor belong the responsibilities.
Al Bernstein   Category: Unsorted

Ye country comets that portend No war nor princes funeral Shining unto no higher end Than to presage the grasses fall....
Andrew Marvell   Category: Unsorted

Men pass away but their deeds abide. [His last words.]
Augustin-Louis Cauchy   Category: Unsorted

The miracle or the power that elevates the few is to be found in their industry application and perseverance under the promptings of a brave determined spirit.
Mark Twain   Category: Gravity

A feeling of sadness and longing That is not akin to pain And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Sorrow

Good ideas are not adopted automatically. They must be driven into practice with courageous patience.
Hyman George Rickover   Category: Idea

Government is not a substitute for people but simply the instrument through which they act. And if the individual fails to do his duty as a citizen government becomes a very deadly instrument indeed.
Bernard Mannes Baruch   Category: Government

Clear writers like fountains do not seem so deep as they are; the turbid look the most profound.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Writing

Without the concepts methods and results found and developed by previous generations right down to Greek antiquity one cannot understand either the aims or achievements of mathematics in the last 50 years. [Said in 1950]
Hermann Weyl   Category: Mathematics

The harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph.
Thomas Paine   Category: Adversity

It takes two flints to make a fire.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Fire

Sigh no more ladies sigh no more! Men were deceivers ever; One foot in sea and one on shore To one thing constant never.
Thomas Percy   Category: Sex

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burden of it to anyone else.
Charles Dickens   Category: Burden

The great end of education is to discipline rather than to furnish the mind; to train it to the use of its own powers rather than fill it with the accumulation of others.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Education

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Wisdom

Praise or gratitude is love or faith in action.
Robert Scheid   Category: Praise

We grow tyrannical fighting tyranny.... The most alarming spectacle today is not the spectacle of the atomic bomb in an unfederated world it is the spectacle of the Americans beginning to accept the device of loyalty oaths and witch hunts beginning to call anybody they don't like a Communist.
E. B. White   Category: Unsorted

It is time now for us to rise from sleep.
Saint Benedict   Category: Sleep

Ive always believed that its important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
T. Boone Pickens   Category: Failure

Sweet are the slumbers of the virtuous man.
Joseph Addison   Category: Sweet

Always being truthful is a source of happiness. Being honest with our neighbors is a source of happiness.
George Albert Smith   Category: Unsorted

A tree uses what comes its way to nurture itself. By sinking its roots deeply into the earth by accepting the rain that flows towards it by reaching out to the sun the tree perfects its character and becomes great.... Absorb absorb absorb. That is the secret of the tree.
Deng Ming-Dao   Category: Unsorted

A fact merely marks the point where we have agreed to let investigation cease.
William Bliss Carman   Category: Compromise

Writing is good thinking is better. Cleverness is good patience is better.
Hermann Hesse   Category: Unsorted

When one buys some of my artwork I hope it is because they will wish to learn from it and not because they think it will match their drapes!
Christian Cardell Corbet   Category: Art

Wore a dress made of American Express gold cards to the Academy Awards. I was looking for an American symbol. A Coca-Cola bottle or a Mickey Mouse would have been ridiculous doing anything with the American flag would have been insulting and Cadillac hub caps were just too uncomfortable.
Lizzy Gardiner   Category: Unsorted

The man who regards his own life and that of his fellow creatures as meaningless is not merely unhappy but hardly fit for life.
Albert Einstein   Category: Meaning

The bomb that fell on Hiroshima fell on America too. It fell on no city no munitions plants no docks. It erased no church vaporized no public buildings reduced no man to his atomic elements. But it fell it fell.
Hermann Hagedorn   Category: War

The healthy man does not torture others generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Health

Art cant hurt you.
Fred Babb   Category: Unsorted

The great experimental principle then is doubt that philosophic doubt which leaves to the mind its freedom and initiative and from winch the virtues most valuable to investigators in physiology and medicine are derived.
Claude Bernard   Category: Unsorted

Be your character what it will it will be known; And nobody will take it upon your word.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Character

I sometimes give myself admirable advice but I am incapable of taking it.
Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Advice

Fortune is ever seen accompanying industry.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Fortune

To confront a person with his own shadow is to show him his own light.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Shadow

We ought always to deal justly not only with those who are just to us but likewise to those who endeavor to injure us; and this for fear lest by rendering them evil for evil we should fall into the same vice.
Hierocles   Category: Unsorted

My grandfather once told me that there are two kinds of people: those who work and those who take the credit. He told me to try to be in the first group; there was less competition there.
Shrimati Indira Gandhi   Category: Competence

The gardener who imagines that his work can be reduced to a set of rules and formulae followed and applied according to special days marked on the calendar is but preparing himself for a double disappointment. Few things are so certain to be uncertain as the seasons and the weather; and these rather than a set of dates even for a single locality form the signs which the real gardener follows. That is the great trouble with much book and magazine gardening.
Frederick Frye Rockwell   Category: Garden

The first responsibility of a leader is to define responsibility. The last is to say thank you. In between the leader is a servant.
Max De Pree   Category: Leadership

God cannot be found on a microscopic slide but in the hearts of men.
Edgar Magnin   Category: Unsorted

The best throw of the dice is to throw them away.
Proverb   Category: Gallant

Yellow melon flowers Crawl beneath the withered peach-trees; A date-palm throws its heavy fronds of steel Against the scoured metallic sky.
John Gould Fletcher   Category: Unsorted

Westward the star of empire takes its way.
George Bancroft   Category: Unsorted

Nobody believes the official spokesman ... but everybody trusts an unidentified source.
Ron Nessen   Category: Nobody

I would rather be a transformed ape than a degenerate son of Adam.
Pierre-Paul Broca   Category: Adam

An acre of performance is worth a whole world of promise.
William Dean Howells   Category: Perform

Whenever were afraid its because we don't know enough. If we understood enough we would never be afraid.
Earl Nightingale   Category: Afraid

If you chase two rabbits you will not catch either one. Za dvumya zaitsami pogonishsya ne odnogo ne poimaesh.
Proverb   Category: Escape

To every disadvantage there is a corresponding advantage.
W. Clement Stone   Category: Trouble

We need a moral philosophy in which the concept of love so rarely mentioned now by philosophers can once again be made central.
Jean Iris Murdoch   Category: Unsorted

Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence.
Albert Einstein   Category: Intelligent

Adversity makes men and prosperity makes monsters.
Victor Hugo   Category: Adversity

The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same only without the cat.
Albert Einstein   Category: Radio

Some people are making such thorough plans for rainy days that they arent enjoying todays sunshine.
William Feather   Category: Rain

Truth and History. 21 Men. The Boy Bandit King He Died As He Lived.
William H. Bonney   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Times

A state is better governed which has but few laws And those laws strictly observed.
Rene Descartes   Category: Law

Clever men are good but they are not the best.
John Keats   Category: Clergy

Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.
Pliny the Elder   Category: Hope

We are not punished for our sins but by them.
Proverb   Category: Punish

Nor love thy life nor hate; but what thou livst Live well: how long or short permit to heaven.
John Milton   Category: Live

It is in the plan that man should die. The rich the poor; the bond the free; the great the lowlyall must die. Death comes to everyone. Death * a necessary step to our eterrzal progression. But death is not the end it is only a transitional state whereby we move from one stage of action to another. The spirit continues to live move think learn and to engage in all those activities associated with existence in our next estate. The physical body is placed in the grave there to remain until the time of our resurrection. The change called death is ordained of God awl is a blessing to man. It would be tragic if men could never be released from mortality that they might put on immortality. Death releases man from his mortal existence and makes possible his onward progress toward eterrzal life and exaltation.
Alma P. Burton   Category: Death

The most important aspect of the relationship between the president and the secretary of state is that they both understand who is president.
Dean Acheson   Category: Unsorted

Another advantage of a mathematical statement is that it is so definite that it might be definitely wrong; and if it is found to be wrong there is a plenteous choice of amendments ready in the mathematicians stock of formulae. Some verbal statements have not this merit; they are so vague that they could hardly be wrong and are correspondingly useless.
Lewis Fry Richardson   Category: Unsorted

Nobody writes if they have had a happy childhood.
Joseph Hergesheimer   Category: Unsorted

What hath God wrought?
Samuel F. B. Morse   Category: Unsorted

Nine-tenths of wisdom consists of being wise in time.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Wisdom

Sentimentality is a superstructure covering brutality.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Cruel

Woe to the man whose heart has not learned while young to hope to love - and to put its trust in life.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Love

In certain trying circumstances urgent circumstances desperate circumstances profanity furnishes a relief denied even to prayer.
Mark Twain   Category: Profanity

I think were seeing in working mothers a change from Thank God its Friday to Thank God its Monday. If any working mother has not experienced that feeling her children are not adolescent.
Ann Diehl   Category: Mother

May your every wish be granted.
Proverb   Category: Wish

He who rejects change is the architect of decay. The only human institution which rejects progress is the cemetery.
Harold Wilson   Category: Change

Before I built a wall I'd ask to know What I was walling in or walling out.
Robert Frost   Category: Unite

If a pit bull romances your leg fake an orgasm.
Hut Landon   Category: Unsorted

Every other sin hath some pleasure annexed to it or will Admit of an excuse: envy alone wants both.
Robert Burton   Category: Envy

Remember it is as easy to marry a rich woman as a poor woman.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Marriage

Freedom is what you do with whats been done to you.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Freedom

Power is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Henry Alfred Kissinger   Category: Power

Act happy feel happy be happy without a reason in the world. Then you can love and do what you will.
Dan Millman   Category: Unsorted

Let me tell you that every misery I miss is a new blessing.
Izaak Walton   Category: Unsorted

Silence is the virtue of fools.
Francis Bacon   Category: Sick

Dishonesty cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
George A. Knight   Category: Cowardice

If a man is crossing a river and an empty boat collides with his own skiff even though he be a bad-tempered man he will not become very angry. But if he sees a man in the boat he will shout at him to steer clear. If the shout is not heard he will shout
Chuang Tzu   Category: Anger

Old wood best to burn old wine to drink old friends to trust and old authors to read.
Francis Bacon   Category: Age

Even fairly good students when they have obtained the solution of the problem and written down neatly the argument shut their books and look for something else. Doing so they miss an important and instructive phase of the work.... A good teacher should understand and impress on his students the view that no problem whatever is completely exhausted. One of the first and foremost duties of the teacher is not to give his students the impression that mathematical problems have little connection with each other and no connection at all with anything else. We have a natural opportunity to investigate the connections of a problem when looking back at its solution.
George Polyá   Category: Unsorted

If only wed stop trying to be happy wed have a pretty good time.
Edith Wharton   Category: Happiness

Our opinions become fixed at the point where we stop thinking.
Joseph Ernest Renan   Category: Unsorted

I cannot win anything until I am willing to lose everything.
Kennedy Schultz   Category: Unsorted

There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.
Theodore Rubin   Category: Thief

Thirty days hath November April June and September February hath twenty-eight alone And all the rest have thirty-one.
Richard Grafton   Category: Years

We are free when our actions emanate from our total personality when they express it when they resemble it in the indefinable way a work of art sometimes does the artist.
Henri Louis Bergson   Category: Freedom

Man is born in ignorance not in sin.
Porter Sargent   Category: Unsorted

If it isnt one thing its another unless its neither.
Unknown   Category: If

Never think that war no matter how necessary nor how justified is not a crime. Ask the infantry and ask the dead.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: War

Indolence is a delightful but distressing state; we must be doing something to be happy. Action is no less necessary than thought to the instinctive tendencies of the human frame.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Lazy

Early on in the space race NASA spent much time and effort seeking a metal robust enough to withstand the heat of reentry and protect the astronauts. The endeavor failed. At some point a clever person changed the problem. The real problem was to protect the astronauts and perhaps this could be done without a material that could withstand reentry. The solution the ablative heat shield had characteristics just opposite to those originally sought. Rather than withstanding the heat it slowly burnt away and carried the heat away from the vehicle.
D. N. Perkins   Category: Unsorted

More frayd then hurt.
John Heywood   Category: Afraid

The development of desirable traits and characteristics that intangible something which we style personality is the chief work of the school.
Dr. Frank Cody   Category: Unsorted

God is Love I dare say. But what a mischievous devil Love is.
Samuel Butler   Category: God

The thing I fear most is fear.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Fear

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
Nelson Mandela   Category: Education

Watch your thoughts; they become words. Watch your words; they become actions. Watch your actions; they become habits. Watch your habits; they become character. Watch your character; it becomes your destiny.
Frank Outlaw   Category: Destiny

A short term view will lead to a partial and perhaps twisted view of the whole picture. A crucial element may be missing. We may not be running the entire race. A friend of mine described a colleague as great at running the ninety-five yard dash. That is a distinction I can do without. Lacking the last five yards makes the first ninety-five pointless. In fact serious runners thing of it as a 110 yard dash so that no one will best them in the last few yards. Youve got to think beyond the whole.
Max DuPree   Category: Unsorted

Because the European does not know his own unconscious he does not understand the East and projects it into everything he fears and despises in himself.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Despise

We know what we are but not what we may be.
William Shakespeare   Category: Life

Tis sweet to know that stocks will stand When we with Daisies lie That Commerce will continue And Trades as briskly fly.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Stocks

Men are never convinced of your reasons of your sincerity of the seriousness of your sufferings except by your death. So long as you are alive your case is doubtful; you have a right only to their skepticism.
Albert Camus   Category: Death

Our language has wisely sensed the two sides of being alone. It has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich   Category: Alone

The happiest person is the person who thinks the most interesting thoughts.
Timothy Dwight   Category: Unsorted

You cant teach an old dog new tricks.
Proverb   Category: Dogma

Distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Impulse

Love is a game that two can play and both win.
Eva Gabor   Category: Love

He ate and drank the precious Words His Spirit grew robust; He knew no more that he was poor Nor that his frame was Dust.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Book

Alas! our young affections run to waste Or water but the desert.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Affection

Whoever would lie usefully should lie seldom.
Lord Hervey   Category: Unsorted

The problem with beauty is that its like being born rich and getting poorer.
Joan Collins   Category: Beauty

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

Im a ragged individualist.
Jane Sherwood Ace   Category: Unsorted

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not but rejoices for those which he has.
Epicurus   Category: Honest

They are not long the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while then closes Within a dream.
Ernest Dowson   Category: Dream

It was at Rome on the 15th of October 1764 as I sat musing amidst the ruins of the Capitol while the barefoot friars were singing vespers in the Temple of Jupiter that the idea of writing the decline and fall of the city first started to my mind.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Rome

I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal simply because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening th
William Faulkner   Category: Man

It is hard to write about politicians see them at such close range and still think of any of them as heroes.
Robert Novak   Category: Unsorted

Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Everything

Taxes are not levied for the benefit of the taxed.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Tax

Theres a touch of the priesthood in the academic world a sense that a scholar should not be distracted by the mundane tasks of day-to-day living. I used to have great stretches of time to work. Now I have research thoughts while making peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. Sure its impossible to write down ideas while reading curious George to a two-year-old. On the other hand as my husband was leaving graduate school for his first job his thesis advisor told him You may wonder how a professor gets any research done when one has to teach advise students serve on committees referee papers write letters of recommendation interview prospective faculty. Well I take long showers.
Susan Landau   Category: Unsorted

A Mathematician is a machine for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdös   Category: Coffee

There is no slavery but ignorance.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: If

At the bottom of the modern man there is always a great thirst for self-forgetfulness self-distraction ... and therefore he turns away from all those problems and abysses which might recall to him his own nothingness.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Abyss

Pay no attention to what the critics say. A statue has never been erected in honor of a critic.
Jean Sibelius   Category: Crisis

Art my slats! I can paint with a shoestring dipped in lard!
George Luks   Category: Art

For want of self-restraint many men are engaged all their lives in fighting with difficulties of their own making and rendering success impossible by their own cross-grained ungentleness; whilst others it may be much less gifted make their way and achieve success by simple patience equanimity and self-control.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Unsorted

But at my back I always hear Times winged Chariot hurrying near.
Andrew Marvell   Category: Age

If friendship is to transpire between two people it is important that both be in a state of availability. I have often been in the company of those who complain that they have no friends. Inevitably I have observed that this condition was due to their own lack of availability; they were too encumbered to be able to welcome another. Such unavailability may be exterior in nature; that is people may lack the time or the emotional energy necessary for friendship.
Ignace Lepp   Category: Friendship

If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge experience and ability.
Henry Ford   Category: Security

A man always has two reasons for what he does- a good one and the real one.
J. Pierpont Morgan   Category: Reason

Peace is not a relationship of nations. It is a condition of mind brought about by a serenity of soul. Peace is not merely the absence of war. It is also a state of mind. Lasting peace can come only to peaceful people.
Jawaharlal Nehru   Category: Peace

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Stop

There are people who can talk sensibly about a controversial issue; theyre called humorists.
Cullen Hightower   Category: Humor

Our aspirations are our possibilities.
Robert Browning   Category: Possibility

Success has a simple formula: do your best and people may like it.
Sam Ewing   Category: Success

All service ranks the same with God With God whose puppets best and worst Are we: there is no last nor first.
Robert Browning   Category: Service

It is only when we are aware of the earth and of the earth as poetry that we truly live.
Henry Beston   Category: Flower

The world does not require so much to be informed as to be reminded.
Hannah More   Category: Forget

Memory is a magnet. It will pull to it and hold only material nature has designed it to attract.
Jassamyn West   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is more common than for great thieves to ride in triumph when small ones are punished.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Guilt

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Appointment

The most wasted of all days is that in which we have not laughed.
Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort   Category: Laugh

Remember this that there is a proper dignity and proportion to be observed in the performance of every act of life.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Action

In the bottom of an old pond lived some grubs who could not understand why none of their groups ever came back after crawling up the stem of the lilies to the top of the water. They promised each other that the next one who was called to make the upward climb would return and tell what happened to him. Soon one of them felt an urgent impulse to seek the surface; he rested himself on top of a lily pad and went through a glorious transformation which made him a dragonfly with beautiful wings. In vain he tried to keep him promise. Flying back and forth over the pond he peered down at his friends below. Then he realized that if they could ever see him they would not recognize such a radiant creature as one of their number. The fact that we cannot see our friends or communicate with them after the transformation which we call death. is no proof that they cease to exit.
Walter Dudley Cavert   Category: Unsorted

A little too wise they say do ne'er live long.
Thomas Middleton   Category: Unsorted

We have got to begin a vast reclamation project to revitalize religion for those to whom it means little or nothing. This can be done not by trying to persuade those outside the church to believe what we believe but by pointing out to them the presence of the unrecognized religion that already exists in their lives.
Theodore C. Speers D.D.   Category: Unsorted

Why should I paint dead fish onions and beer glasses? Girls are so much prettier.
Marie Laurencin   Category: Art

My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Religion

Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out out brief candle! Lifes but a walking shadow a poor player That struts and frets his hour upon the stage And then is heard no more: it is a tale Told by an idiot full of sound and fury Signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare   Category: Creep

That from the heart come good thoughts and bad thoughts is the message of the Savior. By the right choice and through application of thought man ascends to divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought he descends below the level of the beasts. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man in their maker and master. Jesus taught that from within the heart of man come evil thoughts sexual vice acts of theft murder adultery greed. When men commit these crimes individually or collectively they trespass upon human rights and of course bring misery into the world. A noble and godlike character is no thing of favor or chance but is a natural result of continued effort and right thinking the effect of long cherished associations with godlike thoughts.
David Oman McKay   Category: Heart

I give the fight up: let there be an end A privacy an obscure nook for me. I want to be forgotten even by God.
Robert Browning   Category: Fight

The buyer needs a hundred eyes the seller not one.
George Herbert   Category: Buy

'Should-haves' solve nothing. Its the next thing to happen that needs thinking about.
Alexandra Ripley   Category: Unsorted

We have a call to do good as often as we have the power and occasion.
William Penn   Category: God

Correct me if Im wrong - the gizmo is connected to the flingflang connected to the watzis watzis connected to the doo-dad connected to the ding dong.
Patrick B. Oliphant   Category: Technology

Knowing trees I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass I can appreciate persistence.
Unknown   Category: Grass

Every great movement must experience three stages: ridicule discussion adoption.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Social

The wind of change is blowing through this content Africa.
Harold MacMillan   Category: Africa

We see the garden as a wonderful tool to help clients and their families recognize that they can continue an activity that is meaningful to them regardless of their limitations.
Mona Lippitt   Category: Unsorted

When citizens fear government we call it tyranny When government fears citizens we call it freedom
Unknown   Category: Fear

Quantum Mechanics: the dreams stuff is made of.
William A. Arnett   Category: Physics

The beating on the tail of the snake may stop his progress a little but the more vital parts must be struck before his poisonous death-dealing venom will be wiped out.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Unsorted

He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes but he who never asks a question remains a fool forever.
Tom J. Connelly   Category: Fool

There are times when a man should be content with what he has but never with what he is.
William George Jordan   Category: Content

Humility is the part of wisdom and is most becoming in men. But let no one discourage self-reliance; it is of all the rest the greatest quality of true manliness.
Louis (Lajos} Kossuth   Category: Humanitarian

Upon gaining a wildcard bid to the US Open Tennis Championships: Thats great Im only seven wins away from my first grand slam title.
Justin Gimelstob   Category: Unsorted

Ive always thought that underpopulated countries in Africa are vastly underpolluted. [Chief economist of the World Bankexplaining why we should export toxic wastes to Third World countries.]
Lawrence Summers   Category: Africa

It is generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful of what they owe to God for any blessing is that they should receive that blessing often and regularly.
Richard Whately   Category: Ingratitude

The quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.
Ray Kroc   Category: Leadership

I think therefore Im single.
Liz Winston   Category: Marriage

Sometimes the first duty of intelligent men is the restatement of the obvious.
George Orwell   Category: Obvious

Casey Jones! Orders in his hand. Casey Jones! Mounted to the cabin Took his farewell journey to that promised land.
T. Laurence Seibert   Category: Unsorted

Men make the mistake of thinking that because women cant see the sense in violence they must be passive creatures. Its just not true. In one important way at least men are the passive sex. Given a choice they will always opt for the status quo. They hate change of any kind and they fight against it constantly. On the other hand what women want is stability which when you stop to think about it is a very different animal.
Eric Lustbader   Category: Passivity

I don't think meals have any business being deductible. Im for separation of calories and corporations.
Ralph Nader   Category: Food

Shes a nut.
Proverb   Category: Funerals

Make money your God and it will plague you like the devil.
Henry Fielding   Category: Money

The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon the innocent helpless faithful animal race form the blackest chapter in the whole worlds history.
Edward Augustus Freeman   Category: Unsorted

The reward of one duty is the power to fulfill another.
George Eliot   Category: Duty

Endure Hardness A cold wind stirs the blackthorn To burgeon and to blow Besprinkling half-green hedges With flakes and sprays of snow. Through coldness and through keenness Dear hearts take comfort so: Somewhere or other doubtless These make the blackthorn blow.
Christina Georgina Rossetti   Category: Unsorted

She looked as though butter wouldnt melt in her mouth ... or anywhere else.
Elna Lanchester   Category: Woe

Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog. Few people are interested and the frog dies of it.
E. B. White   Category: Humor

It doesnt happen all at once.... You become. It takes a long time.
Margery Williams   Category: Unsorted

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.
The Bible   Category: Meek

Be not afraid of rowing slowly. Be afraid of standing still.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Slow

One measure of leadership is the caliber of people who choose to follow you.
Dennis A. Peer   Category: Unsorted

Growing old is no more than a bad habit which a busy person has no time to form.
Andre Maurois   Category: Age

Persistent people begin their success where others end in failure.
Edward Eggleston   Category: Unsorted

Captain Delaplace Commandant at Fort Ticonderoga New York on May 10 1775 gazed at Allen in bewildered astonishment. By whose authority do you act? exclaimed he. In the name of the great Jehovah and the Continental Congress! replied Allen.
Ethan Allen   Category: Unsorted

Its [the internet] like the flu - it just spreads like crazy.
Jack Welch   Category: Internet

But the jingling of the guinea helps the hurt that Honour feels.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Money

In the Western Hemisphere the adherence of the United States to the Monroe Doctrine may force the United States however reluctantly in flagrant cases of such wrong doing or impotence to the exercise of an international police power.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: War

Happiness doesn't depend on what we have but it does depend on how we feel towards what we have. We can be happy with little and miserable with much.
W. D. Hoard   Category: Happiness

How odd Of God To choose The Jews.
William Norman Ewer   Category: Unsorted

Victory is not won in miles but in inches. Win a little now hold your ground and later win a little more.
   Category: Victory

This report by its very length defends itself against the risk of being read.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Reactionaries

Art is an attempt to integrate evil.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Art

Daring ideas are like chessmen moved forward. They may be beaten
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Beauty

One of the best lessons that anyone can learn in life is how to use time wisely. Consider what can be done in ten minutes. If you need a little mental relaxation you can sit down with a friend and play a game of cards. If you need some physical recreation you can engage in a few exercises that will help tone up your body. Perhaps you have a friend who for weeks or months has been looking for a letter. Then there may be among your acquaintances someone whose friendship you would value highly and whose counsel would be profitable. Learn to use ten minutes intelligently. It will pay you huge dividends.
William A. Irwin   Category: Time

A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.
Alexander Pope   Category: Error

A man may if he knows not how to save as he gets keep his nose to the grindstone.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Save

Faith enables persons to be persons because it lets God be God.
Carter Lindberg   Category: Faith

I presume you're mortal and may err.
James Shirley   Category: Unsorted

When Michelangelo finished the painting of the Sistine Chapels ceiling he spent the rest of his life trying to remove the paint that had poured into his sleeve.
Francois Cavanna   Category: Art

To a lady who said that a landscape reminded her of his work: Yes madam Nature is creeping up.
James McNeil Whistler   Category: Nature

I was born an American; I will live an American; I shall die an American.
Daniel Webster   Category: Ambition

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 youre going to do and then you just have to figure out how to succeed at it.
Ken Oshman   Category: Unsorted

If you are truly flexible and go until ... there is really very little you cant accomplish in your lifetime.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Accomplishment

Life is either a daring adventure or it is nothing.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Adventure

He knows little who will tell his wife all he knows.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Debate

He saw a cottage with a double coach-house A cottage of gentility; And the Devil did grin for his darling sin Is pride that apes humility.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Gentility

Nothing is cheap which is superfluous for what one does not need is dear at a penny.
Plutarch   Category: Bargain

To the pilot of a deep sea submersible upon finding out what would happen if the craft sprung a leak while submerged. Ill trust you to make sure that doesnt happen.
Dan Rather   Category: Unsorted

EGOTIST n. A person of low taste more interested in himself than in me.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Ego

They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.
Herman Melville   Category: Leisure

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Live

Go out on a limb.
Proverb   Category: Risk

Injustice is relatively easy to bear; what stings is justice.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Injustice

Justice cannot be for one side alone but must be for both.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Justice

We never listen when we are eager to speak.
Luise von François   Category: Wrong

What is not yet done is only what we have not yet attempted to do.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Sick

Become a fixer not just a fixture.
   Category: Fix

PROBOSCIS n. The rudimentary organ of an elephant which serves him in place of the knife-and-fork that Evolution has as yet denied him. For purposes of humor it is popularly called a trunk.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Elephant

A star on earth a star in heaven
Karen Carpenter   Category: Unsorted

MAN n. An animal so lost in rapturous contemplation of what he thinks he is as to overlook what he indubitably ought to be.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Man

In friendships fragrant garden There are flowers of every hue. Each with its own fair beauty And its gift of joy for you.
Unknown   Category: Garden

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   Category: Importance

How far high failure overleaps the bounds of low success.
Sir Lewis Morris   Category: Unsorted

If you want to make life easy make it hard.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Easy

They are just jealous because they don't have three wise men and a virgin in the whole organization.
Mayor Vincent J. Ciarci   Category: Unsorted

The second rule is: Never go outside the experience of your people. When an action is outside the experience of the people the result is confusion fear and retreat.
Saul David Alinsky   Category: Confuse

Backward turn backward O Time in your flight Make me a child again just for tonight!
Elizabeth Akers Allen   Category: Time

He who would not be frustrate of his hope to write well hereafter in laudable things ought himself to be a true poem.
John Milton   Category: Poetry

Love is being stupid together.
Paul Valery   Category: Love

Look to make your course regular that men may know beforehand what they may expect.
Francis Bacon   Category: Unsorted

It will not out of the flesh that is bred in the bone.
John Heywood   Category: Inheritance

Wind to thy wings. Light to thy path. Dreams to thy heart.
Unknown   Category: Alcohol

I need thee every hour Most holy One; O make me shine indeed thou blessed Son! I need thee; O I need thee; Every hour I need thee! O bless me now my Savior; I come to thee!
Annie S. Hawkes   Category: Unsorted

Market competition is the only form of organization which can afford a large measure of freedom to the individual.
Frank Hyneman Knight   Category: Unsorted

He that lives in hope dances without music.
George Herbert   Category: Hope

Silence is deep as Eternity speech is shallow as Time.
John Keats   Category: Eternity

When you follow your bliss ... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors; and where there wouldnt be a door for anyone else.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Door

We speak much of tolerance as if it were the great virtue but it does not go far enough. Who wants to be tolerated just to be put up with? Jesus did not sayTolerate your neighbor but instead He said Love your neighbors. Each person wants to be loved and appreciated and enjoyed for what he is and for what he can do for his friends and his neighbors.
Caroline Eyring Miner   Category: Unsorted

The fruits of all our labors have left us as we started. To grow without is not to grow within.
Dave Winer   Category: Growth

I invent nothing I rediscover.
Auguste Rodin   Category: Invention

The nations honor is dearer than the nations comfort; yes than the nations life itself.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Nation

Though the people support the government the government should not support the people.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Government

Wives are young men's mistresses companions for middle age and old men's nurses.
Francis Bacon   Category: Companion

The Republicans have a new healthcare proposal: Just say NO to illness!
Mark Russell   Category: Health

Poem ... A little pool of quietness.
Alice Hansche Mortenson   Category: Unsorted

A good soldier like a good horse cannot be of a bad color.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Soldier

The men who start out with the notion that the world owes them a living generally find that the world pays its 'debt' in the penitentiary or the poor house.
William Graham Sumner   Category: Work

Death is just nature's way of telling you Hey you're not alive anymore.
Richard Moll   Category: Unsorted

Simplicity is making the journey of this life with just baggage enough.
Charles Dudley Warner   Category: Journey

If you have something to do that is worthwhile doing don't talk about it but do it. After you have done it your friends and enemies will talk about it.
George W. Blount   Category: Unsorted

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 Black   Category: Sanity

For eleven months of the year the Franklin river is nothing but a brown ditch leech-ridden unattractive to the majority of people.
Robin Gray   Category: Unsorted

The discovery of a new dish does more for human happiness than the discovery of a new star.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin   Category: Discovery

I am an idealist without illusions.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Optimism

A mathematician is a device for turning coffee into theorems.
Paul Erdos   Category: Mathematics

Little minds attain and are subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them.
Washington Irving   Category: Adversity

Is it possible that I am not alone in believing that in the dispute between Galileo and the Church the Church was right and the centre of mans universe is the earth?
Stephen Vizinczey   Category: Unsorted

Great men are those who have had noble purposes to achieve great tasks to perform or mighty causes to vindicate. A high expression of self-mastery is but the reflection of these great purposes upon personality and character. The demand upon character molds the essential self-mastery; the goal forges the strength needed to achieve it.... In your reading you have probably found the oft-repeated syllogism: 'Great minds have purposes others have wishes.' ... Great purposes demand and endow strong minds; wishes need only weak minds. The soundness of this principle is found in the fact that men are not great until they have achieved great things. The strength is the product of the struggle; the endowment follows the achievement. Nature never pays an unearned account; and she never fails to pay one that is earned. In fact earning is possessing; the two processes are simultaneous.
Leo J. Muir   Category: Greatness

Reality is that which when you stop believing in it doesnt go away.
Philip K. Dick   Category: Belief

Even God cannot change the past.
Agathon   Category: Cannot

My mind to me a kingdom is Such perfect joy therein I find As far exceeds all earthly bliss That God or nature hath assigned.
Edward Dyer   Category: Unsorted

Ive had a hell of a lot of fun and Ive enjoyed every minute of it.
Errol Flynn   Category: Last

What is valuable is not new and what is new is not valuable.
Henry Peter Lord Brougham and Vaux   Category: Conservative

A court is a place where what was confused before becomes more unsettled than ever.
Henry Waldorf Francis   Category: Confuse

If the triangles made a god they would give him three sides.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: God

A lot of voters always cast their ballot for the candidate who seems to them to be one of the people. That means he must have the same superstitions the same unbalanced prejudices and the same lack of understanding of public finances that are characteristic of the majority. A better choice would be a candidate who has a closer understanding and a better education than the majority. Too much voting is based on affability rather than on ability.
William Feather   Category: Vote

No nice men are good at getting taxis.
Katharine Whitehorn   Category: Unsorted

I do not believe in people owning guns. Guns should be owned only by [the] police and military. I am going to do everything I can to disarm this state.
Michael Dukakis   Category: Unsorted

Its so much better to desire than to have.... The moment of desire when you know something is going to happen thats the most exalting.
Anouk Aimee   Category: Love

After the verb To Love To Help is the most beautiful verb in the world!
Bertha Freifrau Von Suttner   Category: Charity

The soul by an instinct stronger than reason ever associates beauty with truth.
Tuckerman   Category: Unsorted

There are important cases in which the difference between half a heart and a whole heart makes just the difference between signal defeat and a splendid victory.
A. H. K. Boyd   Category: Defeat

An unrectified case of injustice has a terrible way of lingering restlessly in the social atmosphere like an unfinished question.
Mary McCarthy   Category: Injustice

THE MAN WHO THINKS HE CAN: If you think you are beaten you are If you think that you dare not you don't If youd like to win but you think you cant Its almost certain you wont. If you think youll lose youve lost For out in the world youll fi
Arnold Palmer   Category: Unsorted

Don't wait for your ship to come in. Row out to meet it.
Stevenson   Category: Action

Most of us are umpires at heart; we like to call balls and strikes on somebody else.
Leo Aikman   Category: Unsorted

If there be any truer measure of a man than by what he does it must be by what he gives.
Robert South   Category: Give

I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.
Rita Rudner   Category: Marriage

COMMEMORATION Blessed art Thou O Lord who didst bring forth of water moving creatures that have life and whales and winged fowls: and didst bless them so as to increase and multiply. The things concerning the Ascension: Set up Thyself O God above the heavens and Thy glory above all the earth. By thine Ascension draw us withal unto Thee O Lord so as to set our affections on things above and not on things on the earth. By the awful mystery of Thy Holy Body and Precious Blood in the evening of this day: Lord have mercy.
Bishop Lancelot Andrewes   Category: Prayer

This trend [emphasizing applied mathematics over pure mathematics] will make the queen of the sciences into the quean of the sciences. Quean: a disreputable woman a prostitute.
L.M. Passano   Category: Unsorted

It doesnt make any difference what you do in the bedroom as long as you don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell   Category: Unsorted

A mans ethical behavior should be based effectually on sympathy education and social ties; no religious basis is necessary. Man would indeed be in a poor way if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment and hope of reward after death.
Albert Einstein   Category: Behavior

As for the brandy nothing extenuate; and the water put nought in in malice.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Alcohol

Keep not your roses for my dead cold brow The way is lonely let me feel them now.
Arabella Smith   Category: Death

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation the cornerstone but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable too yielding.
Bette Davis   Category: Love

Good resolutions are a pleasant crop to sow.
Mary St. Leger Kingsley   Category: Proverb

The kiss originated when the first male reptile licked the first female reptile implying in a subtle complimentary way that she was as succulent as the small reptile he had for dinner the night before.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Unsorted

I think that all good right thinking people in this country are sick and tired of being told that all good right thinking people in this country are fed up with being told that all good right thinking people in this country are fed up with being sick and tired. Im certainly not and Im sick and tired of being told that I am.
Monty Python   Category: Politics

It is easier to love humanity as a whole than to love ones neighbor.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Housework

Are you any relation to your brother Marv?
Leon Wood   Category: Unsorted

On a freshman player: Hes big as a gorilla and strong as a gorilla. Now if he was smart as a gorilla hed be fine.
Sam Bailey   Category: Unsorted

When women have a voice in national and international affairs wars will cease forever.
Augusta Stowe-Gullen   Category: War

If a chieftain or a man leave his house garden and field and hires it out and some one else takes possession of his house garden and field and uses it for three years; if the first owner return and claims his house garden and field it shall not be given to him but he who has taken possession of it and used it shall continue to use it.
Hammurabi   Category: Unsorted

Aristocracy is always cruel.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Aristocracy

It is the worst of madness to learn what has to be unpleasant.
Gerard Didier Erasmus   Category: Unsorted

I love you Sarah. For all eternity I love you. [Spoken to his wife.]
James Knox Polk   Category: Last

A woman can keep one secret the secret of her age.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Woe

Interest in global circumnavigation is older than Christianity itself. In fact if the following quotation is to be credited some attempts at circumnavigation predated the birth of Christ: As for the rest of the distance around the inhabited earth which has not been visited by us up to the present time (because of the fact that the navigators who sailed in opposite directions never met) it is not of very great extent if we reckon from the parallel distances that have been traversed by us... For those who undertook circumnavigation and turned back without having achieved their purpose say that they were made to turn back not because of any continent that stood in their way and hindered their further advance inasmuch as the sea still continued open as before but because of their destitution and loneliness.
Strabo   Category: Unsorted

They went to sea in a sieve they did; In a sieve they went to sea; In spite of all their friends could say.
Edward Lear   Category: Unsorted

Music ... can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein   Category: Unsorted

Id like to see people instead of spending so much time on the ethical problem get after the problems that really affect the people of this country.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Problem

Our major obligation is not to make slogans for solutions.
Edward Roscoe Murrow   Category: Solution

Better to hunt in fields for health unbought Than fee the doctor for a nauseous draught. The wise for cure on exercise depend; God never made his work for man to mend.
John Dryden   Category: Health

A telescope will magnify a star a thousand times but a good press agent can do even better.
Fred Allen   Category: Unsorted

My husband gave a battery of intelligence and personality tests to a job applicant. One question was If you were given a million dollars what would be the first thing you would buy? The young man replied A thank-you card.
Beverly Weaver   Category: Unsorted

The world s a theatre the earth a stage Which God and Nature do with actors fill.
Thomas Heywood   Category: Acquaintance

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake   Category: Mind

I only drink to steady my nerves. Sometimes Im so steady I don't move for months.
W. C. Fields   Category: Unsorted

I don't think any good book is based on factual experience. Bad books are about things the writer already knew before he wrote them.
Carlos Fuentes   Category: Reactionaries

To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
Robert Orben   Category: Blame

Anyone without a sense of humor is at the mercy of everyone else.
William E. Rothschild   Category: Humor

Try a thing you havent tried before three times--once to get over the fear once to find out how to do it and a third time to find out whether you like it or not.
Virgil Thomson   Category: Fear

All achievement is the triumph of persistence.
John Rennie   Category: Achievement

The reason lightning doesnt strike twice in the same place is that the same place isnt there the second time.
William Tyler   Category: Light

Probably the happiest period in life most frequently is in middle age when the eager passions of youth are cooled and the infirmities of age not yet begun ...
Thomas Arnold   Category: Age

A man may be so much of everything that he is nothing of anything.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Man

I have discovered the art of deceiving diplomats. I speak the truth and they never believe me.
Camillo di Cavour   Category: Truth

I do not want people to be agreeable as it saves me the trouble of liking them.
Jane Austen   Category: Agreement

Many small make a great.
John Heywood   Category: Gravity

Education commences at the mothers knee and every word spoken within the hearing of little children tends toward the formation of character.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Children

When bad men combine the good must associate; else they will fall one by one an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.
Edmund Burke   Category: Bad

The habit of being uniformly considerate toward others will bring increased happiness to you.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Manners

In order to learn one must change ones mind.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Mind

Backward flow backward O tide of the years! I am so weary of toil and of tears Toil without recompense tears all in vain! Take them and give me my childhood again!
Elizabeth Akers Allen   Category: Unsorted

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

We are ancients of the earth And in the morning of the times.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Times

Be wise with speed; A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young   Category: Age

When the State of Pennsylvania held its convention to consider the Constitution of the United States Judge Wilson said of the introductory clause We the people do ordain and establish etc.: It is not an unmeaning flourish. The expressions declare in a practical manner the principle of this Constitution. It is ordained and established by the people themselves. This as regarded as an authoritative exposition.
Judge Wilson   Category: Unsorted

A man is not old as long as he is seeking something.
Jean Rostand   Category: Age

Every Country hath its Machiavel.
Sir Thomas Browne   Category: Unsorted

The secret of happiness is not in doing what one likes but in liking what one does.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Do

Oh my friends be warned by me That breakfast dinner lunch and tea Are all the human frame requires ... With that the wretched child expires.
Hilaire Belloc   Category: Tea

Conversation is the slowest form of human communication.
Unknown   Category: Conversation

Curiouser and curiouser! cried Alice.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Curiosity

Your childen need your presence more than your presents.
Jesse Jackson   Category: Children

In Alice in Wonderland Alice asks the Cheshire Cat for directions: Would you tell me please which is the way to go from here? That depends a good deal on where you want to get to says the cat. I don't much care where... says Alice. Then it doesnt matter which way you go says the cat.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Depend

There are no athists in the foxholes.
William Cummings   Category: Atheism

Nuptial love maketh mankind; friendly love perfecteth it; But wanton love corrupteth and embaseth it.
Francis Bacon   Category: Sex

I consider being ill as one of the great pleasures of life provided one is not too ill.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Illness

You know I have never read in the scriptures where Jesus said For behold a million dollars is the greatest gift of God. I observe by your smiles and laughter that you havent either. Nor have I read wherein the Savior said He who hath a million dollars is rich indeed. It does not sound like scripture. I did read in the scriptures that the love for money or the lust for money is the root of all evil and that certainly is very true. Covetousness for money is evil and the final end is sorrow. In fact covetousness in all its forms is the basis of all sinadultery murder stealing embezzlement and all the various types of crime that we find in the world.
Milton R. Hunter   Category: Money

The community which does not protect its humblest and most hated member in the free utterance of his opinions no matter how false or hateful is only a gang of slaves. If there is anything in the universe that cant stand discussion let it crack.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Community

Once one knows what really matters one ceases to be voluble. And what does really matter? That is easy: thinking and doing doing and thinking and these are the sum of all wisdom.... Both must move ever onward in life to and fro like breathing in and breathing out. Whoever makes it a rule to test action by thought thought by action cannot falter and if he does will soon find his way back to the right road.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Matter

The scientists split the atom; now the atom is splitting us.
Quentin James Reynolds   Category: Atom

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow.
Grant Wood   Category: Idea

Your ability to use the principle of autosuggestion will depend very largely upon your capacity to concentrate upon a given desire until that desire becomes a burning obsession.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Desire

Beware of computer programmers that carry screwdrivers.
Leonard Brandwein   Category: Computer

Virtue does not come from wealth but ... wealth and every other good thing which men have ... comes from virtue.
Socrates   Category: Virtue

All that I am or hope to be I owe to my angel mother. Josiah G. Holland The Life of Abraham Lincoln p. 23 (1866) and George Alfred Townsend The Real Life of Abraham Lincoln p. 6 (1867). According to the latter Lincoln made this remark to his law p
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Mother

Quality in a product or service is not what the supplier puts in. It is what the customer gets out and is willing to pay for. A product is not quality because it is hard to make and costs a lot of money as manufacturers typically believe. This is incompetence. Customers pay only for what is of use to them and gives them value. Nothing else constitutes quality.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Products

The test of an author is not to be found merely in the number of his phrases that pass current in the corner of newspapers ... but in the number of passages that have really taken root in younger minds.
Thomas Higginson   Category: Unsorted

I have brought myself by long meditation to the conviction that a human being with a settled purpose must accomplish it and that nothing can resist a will which will stake even existence upon its fulfillment.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Will

You do have to be fairly selfish when you have a gift. You cannot afford to let too many outside things get in the way.
Sarah Brightman   Category: Gift

If there is any responsibility in the cycle of life it must be that one generation owes to the next that strength by which it can come to face ultimate concerns in its own way.
ERIK Homburger ERIKSON   Category: Unsorted

Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing.
Harriet Braiker   Category: Example

How do you know so much about everything? was asked of a very wise and intelligent man; and the answer was By never being afraid or ashamed to ask questions as to anything of which I was ignorant.
John Abbott   Category: Everything

I never forgive but I always forget.
Arthur James Lord Balfour   Category: Practice

Confusion is a word we have invented for an order which is not understood.
Henry Miller   Category: Confuse

When Im old Im never going to sayI didnt do this or I regret that. Im going to sayI don't regret a damn thing. I came I went and I did it all.
Kim Basinger   Category: Unsorted

Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Property

While Thee I seek protecting Power Be my vain wishes stilled; And may this consecrated hour With better hopes be filled.
Helen Maria Williams   Category: Unsorted

The course of Nature is the art of God.
Edward Young   Category: Art

Happiness it is said is seldom found by those who seek it and never by those who seek it for themselves.
F. Emerson Andrews   Category: Happiness

Tomatoes and oregano make it Italian; wine and tarragon make it French. Sour cream makes it Russian; lemon and cinnamon make it Greek. Soy sauce makes it Chinese; garlic makes it good.
Alice May Brock   Category: Food

Its impossible to move to live to operate at any level without leaving traces bits seemingly meaningless fragments of personal information.
William Gibson   Category: Information

Using today to mop up yesterday wipes out tomorrow.
Carol Hardgrove   Category: Unsorted

Success isnt a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Success

All of us learn to write in the second grade. Most of us go on to greater things.
Bobby Knight   Category: Writing

Personal Mantra: SELF-ESTEEM MOTIVATION DEDICATION
Alan R. Eastman   Category: Unsorted

Mystery and innocence are not akin.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Mystery

With an evening coat and a white tie anybody even a stockbroker can gain a reputation for being civilized.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Apparel

What is art? It is not just nature it is nurtured nature. It is intelligence applied to what physical ability you have.
Rudolph Hametovich Nureyev   Category: Art

Not till the fire is dying in the grate Look we for any kinship with the stars.
George Meredith   Category: Age

We feel that we are greater than we know.
William Wordsworth   Category: Convince

Seek your joy in what you give and not in what you get.
Evan Roberts   Category: Unsorted

Ignorance is stubborn and prejudice is hard.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Prejudice

Permanence perseverance and persistence in spite of all obstacles discouragements and impossibilities: It is this that in all things distinguishes the strong soul from the weak.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Observe

The only service a friend can really render is to keep up your courage by holding up to you a mirror in which you can see a noble image of yourself.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Courage

Sometimes democracy must be bathed in blood.
Augusto Pinochet   Category: Democracy

Every now and then we discover in the seething mass of humanity round us a person who does not seem to need anybody else and the contrast with ourselves is stinging.
Ernest Dimnet   Category: Unsorted

Bloody men are like bloody buses-you wait for about a year and as soon as one approaches your stop two or three others appear.
Wendy Cope   Category: Unsorted

The cat would eate fish and would not wet her feete.
John Heywood   Category: Cat

That which we obtain too easily we esteem too lightly. It is dearness only which gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price on its goods.
Thomas Paine   Category: Easy

Put it before them briefly so they will read it clearly so they will appreciate it picturesquely so they will remember it and above all accurately so they will be guided by its light.
Joseph Pulitzer   Category: Newspaper

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Hero

Father forgive them; for they know not what they do.
The Bible   Category: Forgive

Every little girl knows about love. It is only her capacity to suffer because of it that increases.
Francois Sagan   Category: Unsorted

Preparation for old age should begin not later than ones teens. A life which is empty of purpose until 65 will not suddenly become filled on retirement.
Dwight L. Moody   Category: Age

He whose first emotion on the view of an excellent work is to undervalue or depreciate it will never have one of his own to show.
Conrad Aikin   Category: Unsorted

A narrow mind and a wide mouth usually go together.
Proverb   Category: Attitude

One neednt be a crank to miss the scientific boat. The very paragon of genius Albert Einstein couldnt be persuaded to give quantum physics his unreserved endorsement. Here is Einsteins most frequently paraphrased statement of dissatisfaction with the theory: Quantum mechanics is very impressive. But an inner voice tells me that it is not yet the real thing. The theory yields a lot but it hardly brings us any closer to the secret of the Old One. In any case I am convinced that He doesnt play dice.
Albert Einstein   Category: Physics

As for me I would rather Be a worm in a wild apple than a son of man.
Robinson JEFFERS   Category: Unsorted

The neer to the church the further from God.
John Heywood   Category: Church

Change is the constant the signal for rebirth the egg of the phoenix.
Christina Baldwin   Category: Change

If you wait until you can do everything for everybody instead of something for somebody youll end up not doing anything for anybody.
Malcolm Bane   Category: Do

Admiration is the daughter of ignorance.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Administration

BEGGAR n. One who has relied on the assistance of his friends.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Beer

There would be no great ones if there were no little ones.
George Herbert   Category: War

Perfectionism is a dangerous state of mind in an imperfect world.
Robert Silliman Hillyer   Category: Perfection

Pseudonym of Ray Stannard Baker
David Grayson   Category: Unsorted


Carl R. Smith   Category: Doubt

You cant squeeze blood out of a turnip.
Proverb   Category: Debt

All the worlds a stage And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts.
William Shakespeare   Category: Play

Do not say a little in many words but a great deal in a few.
Pythagoras   Category: Word

Change is the only thing that you can expect.
Jaymi Wiley   Category: Unsorted

To us it seems incredible that the Greek philosophers should have scanned so deeply into right and wrong and yet never noticed the immorality of slavery. Perhaps 3000 years from now it will seem equally incredible that we not notice the immorality of our own oppression of animals.
Brigid Brophy   Category: Unsorted

We are wiser than we know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Convince

An ugly sight a man who is afraid.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Afraid

We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget.
Joan Didion   Category: Forget

Drive a nail home and clinch it so faithfully that you can wake up in the night and think of your work with satisfaction a work at which you would not be ashamed to invoke the muse.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Work

Science is a body of truths which offers clear and certain knowledge about the real world and is therefore superior to tradition philosophy religion dogma and superstition which offer shadowy knowledge about an ideal world.
Donald DeMarco   Category: Science

The public is always right.
Cecil B. de Mille   Category: Unsorted

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
Thomas à Kempis   Category: Anger

Advice to persons about to marry - Don't!
Punch   Category: Advice

Then come the wild weather come sleet or come snow We will stand by each other however it blow.
Simon Dach   Category: Unsorted

I just think its important to be direct and honest with people about why youre photographing them and what youre doing. After all you are taking some of their soul.
Mary Ellen Mark   Category: Photography

We need not all agree but if we disagree let us not be disagreeable in our disagreements.
Martin R. DeHaan   Category: Capable

I tell my students to get two plants one alive and one plastic. As time goes on the students tell me that the plastic plant is pretty but that It doesnt call to me it doesnt say Water me. or See if Ive changed since last night see if I have a new leaf. The students become involved with the living plant. It keeps pulling to them and they care about it. They nurture it but they don't want to force it. I think we have lost our sense of involvement and that were cheating ourselves. What would life be like if there were only plastic flowers?
Dr. Dorothy Lee   Category: Unsorted

I totally disagree with the belief that nature was only made for the use of people. Human beings are not the center of the universe and if they are to sustain themselves it is vitally important for them to be awakened to how closely they are linked with the rest of nature.
Wynn Bullock   Category: Unsorted

APPETITE n. An instinct thoughtfully implanted by Providence as a solution to the labor question.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Labor

I never read a book before reviewing it: it prejudices a man so.
Sydney Smith   Category: Book

When we try to pick out anything by itself we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
John Muir   Category: Universe

The world has achieved brilliance without conscience. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants.
General Omar Nelson Bradley   Category: Conscience

Beware of men on airplanes. The minute a man reaches thirty thousand feet he immediately becomes consumed by distasteful sexual fantasies which involve doing uncomfortable things in those tiny toilets. These men should not be encouraged their fantasies
Cynthia Heimel   Category: Airplanes

Live by publicity youll probably die by publicity.
Russell Baker   Category: False

Its the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction things begin to happen.
Claude M. Bristol   Category: Belief

Create a definite plan for carrying out your desire and begin at once whether you ready or not to put this plan into action.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Plan

Trouble and perplexity drive me to prayer And prayer drives away perplexity and trouble.
Philip Melanchton   Category: Unsorted

We are possessed by the things we possess. When I like an object I always give it to someone. It isnt generosity its only because I want others to be enslaved by objects not me.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: Wrong

Conscience is the mirror of our souls which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape.
George Bancroft   Category: Conscience

Water which is too pure has no fish.
Tsai Ken Tan   Category: Fish

Cunning is the natural and universal defense of the weak Against the violence of the strong.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Cunning

Men are often capable of greater things than they perform. They are sent into the world with bills of credit and seldom draw to their full extent.
Horace Walpole   Category: Capable

One thing kids like is to be tricked. For instance I was going to take my little nephew to Disneyland but instead I drove him to an old burned-out warehouse. Oh no I said Disneyland burned down. He cried and cried but I think that deep down he thought it was a pretty good joke. I started to drive over to the real Disneyland but it was getting pretty late.
Jack Handey   Category: Disney

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
William Blake   Category: Eternity

Computation involves going from a question to an answer. Mathematics involves going from an answer to a question.
Peter Hilton   Category: Unsorted

You don't plow under the corn because the seed was planted with a neighbor's shovel.
Ken Kesey   Category: Unsorted

Silence is one of the great arts of conversation.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Conversation

There is only one sort of love but there are a thousand copies.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Imitation

The workings of the human heart are the profoundest mystery of the universe. One moment they make us despair of our kind and the next we see in them the reflection of the divine image.
Charles Waddell Chesnutt   Category: Heart

If you are a novelist of a certain type of temperament then what you really want to do is re-invent the world. God wasnt too bad a novelist except he was a Realist.
John Barth   Category: Unsorted

Sweet is the scene where genial friendship plays The pleasing game of interchanging praise.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Praise

Faith is like a bird that feels dawn breaking and sings while it is still dark.
Proverb   Category: Faith

OPPORTUNITY n. A favorable occasion for grasping a disappointment.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Opportunity

The continual intrusion into our minds of the hammering noises of arguments and propaganda can lead to two kinds of reactions. It may lead to apathy and indifference the I-don't-care reaction or to a more intensified desire to study and to understand. Unfortunately the first reaction is the more popular one.
Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo MD   Category: Apathy

HOMICIDE n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious excusable justifiable and praiseworthy but it makes no great difference to the person slain ... [but] is for the advantage of the lawyers.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Murder

Ill Fortune never crushed that man whom good Fortune deceived not
Francis Bacon   Category: Fortune

Justice will not come to Athens until those who are not injured are as indignant as those who are injured.
Thucydides   Category: Justice

Courage consists not in blindly overlooking danger But in seeing it and conquering it.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Courage

Beauty is composed of an eternal invariable element whose quantity is extremely difficult to determine and a relative element which might be either by turns or all at once period fashion moral passion.
Jean-Luc Godard   Category: Unsorted

Criticism is prejudice made plausible.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Prejudice

As for the differences of opinion upon speculative questions if we wait till they are reconciled the action of human affairs must be suspended forever. But neither are we to look for perfection in any one man nor for agreement among many.
Junius   Category: Opinion

Give light and the darkness will disappear of itself.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Give

How dreary to be somebody! How public like a frog To tell your name the livelong day To an admiring bog.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Administration

A man who has committed a mistake and doesnt correct it is committing another mistake.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Mistake

He has a profound respect for old age. Especially when its bottled.
Gene Fowler   Category: Age

The thing that impresses me the most about America is the way parents obey their children.
King Edward VIII of England   Category: Ambition

Its no coincidence that in no known language does the phrase As pretty as an airport appear.
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Airplanes

Let us therefore brace ourselves to our duties and so bear ourselves that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand years men will still say This was their finest hour.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Duty

Be everywhere do everything and never fail to astonish the customer.
Unknown   Category: Astonish

Dear Night! this worlds defeat; The stop to busy fools; cares check and curb; The day of spirits; my souls calm retreat Which none disturb! Christs progress and His prayer-time; The hours to which high Heaven cloth chime.
Henry Vaughan   Category: Unsorted

Common sense is of all kinds the most uncommon. It implies good judgment sound discretion and true and practical wisdom applied to common life.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Common

Nora: I read you were shot five times in the tabloids. Nick: Its not true. He didnt come anywhere near my tabloids.
William Powell   Category: Unsorted

An expert is a man who has made all the mistakes which can be made in a very narrow field.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Expert

Where boasting ends there dignity begins.
Edward Young   Category: Dignity

Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Flower

Ben Franklin was a little stout later in life and it was said that in Paris a young woman tapping him on his protruding abdomen saidDr. Franklin if this were on a woman wed know what to think. And Franklin repliedHalf an hour ago Mademoiselle it was on a woman and now what do you think?
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Abdomen

Although nature commences with reason and ends in experience it is necessary for us to do the opposite that is to commence with experience and from this to proceed to investigate the reason.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Reason

Ulster will fight; Ulster will be right.
Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill   Category: Unsorted

Our time is a very shadow that passeth away.
Wisdom of Solomon   Category: Unsorted

Invest in the human soul. Who knows it might be a diamond in the rough.
Mary McLeod Bethune   Category: Diamond

He who sings frightens away his ills.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Sing

Fools laugh at the Latin language. Rident stolidi verba Latina.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Language

Envy is the adversary of the fortunate.
Epictetus   Category: Envy

My idea of gardening is to discover something wild in my wood and weed around it with the utmost care until it has a chance to grow and spread.
Margaret Bourke-White   Category: Unsorted

Don't agonize. Organize.
Florynce Kennedy   Category: Organization

The fewer the facts the stronger the opinion.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Opinion

Ambition is the germ from which all growth of nobleness proceeds.
Thomas English   Category: Ambition

You can no more win a war that you can win an earthquake.
Jeannette Rankin   Category: Earthquake

The only time a woman can really succeed in changing a man is when he is a baby.
Natalie Wood   Category: Marriage

Your liberty to swing your arms ends where my nose begins.
Stuart Chase   Category: Harm

What a great discrepancy there is between men and the results they achieve! It is due to the difference in their power of calling together all the rays of their ability and concentrating them upon one point.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Ability

Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity When I give I give myself.
Walt Whitman   Category: Self

Never bear more than one kind of trouble at a time. Some people bear threeall they have had all they have now and all they expect to have.
Edward Everett Hale   Category: Trouble

God is a child; and when he began to play he cultivated mathematics. It is the most godly of mans games.
V. Erath   Category: Unsorted

Love is the history of a womans life; it is an episode in mans.
Germaine De Stael   Category: Unsorted

There are two kinds of people in the world those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Know

RECREATION n. A particular kind of dejection to relieve a general fatigue.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Fatigue

I have learned silence from the talkative toleration from the intolerant and kindness from the unkind; yet strange I am ungrateful to these teachers.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Teach

The worlds a bubble; and the life of man Less than a span.
Francis Bacon   Category: Life

When you are old and gray and full of sleep And nodding by the fire take down this book And slowly read and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once and of their shadows deep; How many loved your moments of glad grace And loved your beauty with love false or true But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you And loved the sorrows of your changing face. And bending down beside the glowing bars Murmur a little sadly how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars. When you are Old.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Love

Change is such hard work.
Billy Crystal   Category: Change

Simply pushing harder within the old boundaries will not do.
Karl Weick   Category: Change

Your every voter as surely as your chief magistrate exercises a public trust.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Vote

Must we always teach our children with books? Let them look at the stars and the mountains above. Let them look at the waters and the trees and flowers on Earth. Then they will begin to think and to think is the beginning of a real education.
David Polis   Category: Unsorted

The American Scream is the personification of the plague of madness sweeping the states. Only hes real
Peter Milligan   Category: Unsorted

There is no such thing as justice in or out of court.
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: Court


Chuang Tzu   Category: Friendship

When you fully understand the situation it is worse than you think.
Barry Commoner   Category: Understand

We have nowhere else to go ... this is all we have.
Margaret Mead   Category: Unsorted

Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore   Category: Sorrow

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   Category: Age

Confidence contributes more to conversation than wit.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Confidence

I love cats because I enjoy my home; and little by little they become its visible soul.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Cat

No soul is desolate as long as there is a human being for whom it can feel trust and reverence.
George Eliot   Category: Trust

People think [baseball players] make $3 million and $4 million a year. They don't realize that most of us only make $500000.
Pete Incaviglia   Category: Baseball

Theres many a bestseller that could have been prevented by a good teacher.
   Category: Prevention

Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Belief

The price of hating other human beings is loving oneself less.
(Leroy) Eldridge Cleaver   Category: Hate

Good company and good discourse are the very sinews of virtue.
Izaak Walton   Category: Company

Show me a genuine case of platonic friendship and I shall show you two old or homely faces.
   Category: Friendship

Be not content with the best book; seek sidelights from the others; have no favourites.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Book

We do not go to bed in single pairs; even if we choose not to refer to them we still drag there with us the cultural impedimenta of our social class our parents lives our bank balances our sexual and emotional expectations our whole biographiesall the bits and pieces of our unique existences.
Angela Carter   Category: Unsorted

A little nonsense now and then is cherished by the wisest men.
Willy Wonka   Category: Nonsense

A conservative is a man who believes that nothing should be done for the first time.
Alfred E. Wiggam   Category: Conservative

When I look back on all the worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life most of which never happened.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Death

If your mind is empty it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginners mind there are many possibilities; in the experts mind there are few.
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi   Category: Expert

Tis skill not strength that governs a ship. Thomas Fuller M.D.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Strength

Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Importance

In the first place God made idiots. This was for practice. Then he made school boards.
Mark Twain   Category: Education

Act so in the valley that you need not fear those who stand on the hill.
Proverb   Category: Behavior

Horace appears in good humor while he censures and therefore his censure has the more weight as supposed to proceed from judgment and not from passion.
Edward Young   Category: Humor

There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Do

It seems to me that those songs that have been any good I have nothing much to do with the writing of them. The words have just crawled down my sleeve and come out on the page.
Joan Baez   Category: Unsorted

We are always beginning to live but are never living.
Manilius   Category: Indecision

The cream of the crop.
Proverb   Category: Superior

We must remember that a right lost to one is lost to all.
William Reece Smith Jr.   Category: Rights

What of soul was left I wonder when the kissing had to stop?
Robert Browning   Category: Kissing

My ambition is to do a good job. I never plan anything.
Ilie Nastase   Category: Unsorted

A learned fool is more foolish than an ignorant fool.
Jean Baptiste Moliare   Category: Fool

If we are to keep our democracy there must be one commandment: Thou shalt not ration justice.
Learned Hand   Category: Commandments

Ive had so many downs that I knew the law of averages would be in my favor one day.
Doug Williams   Category: Unsorted

To be an atheist requires an indefinitely greater measure of faith than to receive all the great truths which atheism would deny.
Joseph Addison   Category: Atheism

SCEPTER n. A kings staff of office the sign and symbol of his authority. It was originally a mace with which the sovereign admonished his jester and vetoed ministerial measures by breaking the bones of their proponents.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Authority

We would rather die on our feet than live on our knees.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Desire

Private patients if they do not like me can go elsewhere; but the poor devils in the hospital I am bound to take care of.
John Abernethy   Category: Unsorted

The true genius is a mind of large general powers accidentally determined to some particular direction.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Genius

This world after all our science and sciences is still A miracle; wonderful inscrutable magical and more to whosoever will think of it.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Wonderful

Always there will be along the sidelines of life inferior souls who throw mud at those whose attainments they do not quite understand. The man who really accomplishes doesnt pay attention to such detractors. If he did hed be on their level. He keeps an eye singled on the higher goaland the mud never touches him.
Jerome P. Fleishman   Category: Accomplishment

Who does his task from day to day and meets whatever comes his way Believing God has willed it so has found real greatness here below. Who guards his post no matter where believing God must need him there Although but lowly toil it be has risen to nobility. For great and low there's just one test 'tis that each man shall do his best Who works with all the strength he can shall never die in debt to man.
Edgar Albert Guest   Category: Unsorted

He who establishes his arguments by noise and command shows that reason is weak.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Argument

The Angel ended and in Adams ear So charming left his voice that he awhile Thought him still speaking still stood fixd to hear.
John Milton   Category: Adam

Paradise is open to all kind hearts.
Pierre Jean de Beranger   Category: Paradise

When called to the Council of the Twelve October 4 1963 he said in the Salt Lake Tabernacle: I think of a little sister a French-Canadian sister whose life was changed by the missionaries as her spirit was touched. As she said good-by to me and my wife in Quebec she said President Monson I may never see the Prophet. I may never hear the Prophet. But President far better now that I am a member of this Church I can obey the Prophet.
Thomas S. Monson   Category: Unsorted

A proverb is a short sentence based on long experience.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Experience

With memory set smarting like a reopened wound a mans past is not simply a dead history an outworn preparation of the present: it is a still quivering part of himself bringing shudders and bitter flavours and the tinglings of a merited shame.
George Eliot   Category: Past

Sometimes something worth doing is worth overdoing.
David Letterman   Category: Worth

He warns the heads of parties against believing their own lies.
Dr. John Arbuthnot   Category: Lie

Poverty must have many satisfactions else there would not be so many poor people.
Don Herold   Category: Potential

In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism and skepticism and humbug and we shall want to live more musically.
Vincent van Gogh   Category: Cynic

Hunting people is exciting
William Branshaw   Category: Unsorted

There are one-story intellects two-story intellects and three-story intellects with skylights. All fact collectors who have no aim beyond their facts are one-story men. Two-story men compare reason generalize using the labors of fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize imagine predict; their best illumination comes from above through the skylight.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Fact

Visionary is a self-fulfilling prophet. Don't predict the future. Create it.
Leland Kaiser   Category: Unsorted

Talent for talents sake is a bauble and a show. Talent working with joy in the cause of universal truth lifts the possessor to new power as a benefactor.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Talent

Ninety-two percent of the stuff told you in confidence you couldnt get anyone else to listen to.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Unsorted

Cruelty to dumb animals is one of the distinguishing vices of low and base minds. Wherever it is found it is a certain mark of ignorance and meanness; a mark which all the external advantages of wealth splendour and nobility cannot obliterate. It is consistent neither with learning nor true civility.
William Jones   Category: Unsorted

When a man of forty falls in love with a girl of twenty it isnt her youth he is seeking but his own.
Lenore Coffee   Category: Youth

Unless they (Mich. Gov. Englers triplet daughters) have corkscrew tails those are not his kids
Geoffrey Fieger   Category: Unsorted

Money is like an arm or a leg use it or lose it.
Henry Ford   Category: Loquacity

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   Category: Ambition

The wages of sin are death but by the time taxes are taken out it's just sort of a tired feeling.
Paula Poundstone   Category: Death

The old thought that one cannot be rich except at the expense of his neighbor must pass away. True prosperity adds to the richness of the whole world such as that of the man who makes two trees grow where only one grew before. The parasitical belief in prosperity as coming by the sacrifices of others has no place in the mind that thinks true. My benefit is your benefit your success is my success should be the basis of all our wealth.
Anne Rix Miltz   Category: Unsorted

Mediocrity requires aloofness to preserve its dignity.
Charles G. Dawes   Category: Mediocre

... money ... is really the difference between men and animals most of the things men feel animals feel and vice versa but animals do not know about money.
Gertrude Stein   Category: Unsorted

We thought we were done with these things but we were wrong. We thought because we had power we had wisdom.
Stephen Vincent Benet   Category: Gossip

Millions of spiritual creatures walk the earth Unseen both when we wake and when we sleep.
John Milton   Category: Spirit

Of all the spirits I believe the spirit of judging is the worst and it has had the rule of me I cannot tell you how dreadfully and how long.... This I find has more hindered my progress in love and gentleness than all things else. I never knew what the words Judge not that ye be not judged meant before; now they seem to me some of the most awful necessary and beautiful in the whole Word of God.
F. D. Maurice   Category: Unsorted

There must be not a balance of power but a community of power; not organized rivalries but an organized peace.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Power

I don't believe in quotas. America was founded on a philosophy of individual rights not group rights.
Clarence Thomas   Category: Belief

A Call for Revolution 1993 Libertarianism is rejected by the modern left which preaches individualism but practices collectivism. Capitalism is rejected by the modern right which preaches enterprise but practices protectionism. The libertarian faith in the mind of man is rejected by religionists who have faith only in the sins of man.... The libertarian insistence that each man is a sovereign land of liberty with his primary allegiance to himself is rejected by patriots who sing of freedom but also shout of banners and boundaries.
Karl Hess   Category: Unsorted

Congress will pass a law restricting public comment on the Internet to individuals who have spent a minimum of one hour actually accomplishing a specific task while on line.
Andy Grove   Category: Internet

There is no good theory of disease which does not at once suggest a cure.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Valor

Our patriarchal blessings are paragraphs from the book of our possibilities.
Karl G. Maeser   Category: Unsorted

To inherit property is not to be born it is to be still-born rather.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Inheritance

I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me And what can be the use of him is more than I can see. He is very very like me from the heels up to the head; And I see him jump before me when I jump into my bed.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Garden

We cannot hold a torch to light anothers path without brightening our own.
Ben Sweetland   Category: Unsorted

I don't mind if you don't like my manners. I don't like them myself. Theyre pretty bad. I grieve over them on long winter evenings.
Humphrey Bogey Bogart   Category: Book

Let all who have never loved find love tomorrow And let all love who live for one more day!
Tiberianus   Category: Unsorted

It goes without saying that you should never have more children than you have car windows.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Children

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
William Blake   Category: Laugh

Gold like the sun which melts wax and hardens clay expands great souls and contracts bad hearts.
Antoine de Rivaroli   Category: Gold

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didnt do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Mark Twain   Category: Disappointment

Do not confuse notoriety and fame with greatness.... For you see greatness is a measure of ones spirit not a result of ones rank in human affairs.
Sherman Finesilver   Category: Unsorted

The efficacy of our prayers depends on how we care for one another.
John H. Groberg   Category: Praise

The soul that can speak with its eyes can also kiss with a gaze.
Unknown   Category: Kissing

For purposes of action nothing is more useful than narrowness of thought combined with energy of will.
Henri-Frederic Amiel   Category: Action

Seize the day put no trust in the morrow. Seize the day trust as little as possible in tomorrow. Carpe diem quam minimum credula postero (Odes I.xi.1)
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Action

Africa help me to go home carry me like an aged child in your arms. Undress me and wash me. Strip me of all of these garments strip me as a man strips off dreams when the dawn comes....
Aime Cesaire   Category: Africa

Many managers know how to get things done through people to turn people into tools but not how to direct them inspire them or motivate them. Leadership provides a scenario to the people theyre leading. People are willing to work their butts off if you give them an objective show them how to reach it and prove that you mean it through action and consistency.
John Music   Category: Management

What passes out of one's mouth passes into a hundred ears. It is a great misfortune not to have sense enough to speak well.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Gossip

Theres no point in being grown up if you cant be childish sometimes.
Doctor Who   Category: Children

All of us are guinea pigs in the laboratory of God. Humanity is just a work in progress.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Housework

I can endure my own despair but not anothers hope.
William Walsh   Category: Despair

When a man wants to murder a tiger its called sport; when the tiger wants to murder him its called ferocity.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Sports

They may attack me with an army of six hundred syllogisms; and if I do not recant they will proclaim me a heretic.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Army

You live and learn. Or you don't live long.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Learn

It is easier to stay out than get out.
Mark Twain   Category: Out

Isnt the best way to save face to keep the lower part shut?
Steven Wright   Category: Face

For a certain type of woman who risks losing her identity in a man there are all those questions ... until you get to the point and know that you really are living a love story.
Anouk Aimee   Category: Story

Last night there came a frost which has done great damage to my garden ... It is sad that nature will play such tricks with us poor mortals inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her and then when we are entirely within her power tricking us to the heart.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Unsorted

Genius has somewhat of the infantine; But of the childish not a touch or taint.
Robert Browning   Category: Unsorted

If I have not read a book before it is for all intents and purposes new to me whether it was printed yesterday or three hundred years ago.
William Hazlitt   Category: Book

Why should we be in such desperate haste to succeed and in such desperate enterprises? If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or faraway.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: If

Nothing puzzles me more than time and space; and yet nothing troubles me less as I never think about them.
Charles Lamb   Category: Space

We do not need more national development we need more spiritual development. We do not need more intellectual power we need more spiritual power. We do not need more knowledge we need more character. We do not need more law we need more religion. We do not need more of the things that are seen we need more of the things that are unseen.
John Calvin Coolidge   Category: More

Power is always gradually stealing away from the many to the few because the few are more vigilant and consistent.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Dictators

People are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Mind

They [the blacks] had no rights which the white man was bound to respect.
Roger B. Taney   Category: Slavery

So yesterday you fell off the wagon? Or maybe you blew your diet? Or lost your temper and shot off your mouth? Well that was yesterday. Today is a brand-new day with a clean slate so forget yesterday!
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Unsorted

Under the doctrine of the separation of powers the manner in which the president personally exercises his assigned executive powers is not subject to questioning by another branch of government.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: President

The chief foundations of all states new as well as old or composite are good laws and good arms; and as there cannot be good laws where the state is not well armed it follows that where they are well armed they have good laws.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Army

In basketball as in life true joy comes from being fully present in each and every moment not just when things are going your way. Of course its no accident that things are more likely to go your way when you stop worrying about whether youre going to win or lose and focus your full attention on whats happening right this moment.
Phil Jackson   Category: Present

We do not see the lens through which we look.
Ruth Fulton Benedict   Category: Perception

As a man is so he sees. As the eye is formed such are its powers.
William Blake   Category: Observe

If you bet on a horse thats gambling. If you bet you can make three spades thats entertainment. If you bet cotton will go up three points thats business. See the difference?
William F. (Blackie) Sherrod   Category: Business

To know what you prefer instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer is to have kept your soul alive.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Soul

Some time ago a member of my family sent to me a critical article written by Mr. Edmund Fuller in a publication called Saturday Review. The criticism of the writer is directed against the effort made to satisfy what the author designates as general religious hunger with books articles and public appearances of nationally advertised individuals carrying on a propaganda for what is characterized as (these are quotes) the good life peace of mind positive thinking and successful or confident living. What the author objects to most strenuously is not so much that propaganda should be issued for the optimism of peace of mind and positive thinking but that this psychological optimism should be held out in any form as an interpretation of or a substitute for the real Christian religion.
Stephen L. Richards   Category: Unsorted

Education is a method whereby one acquires a higher grade of prejudices.
Laurence J. Peter   Category: Education

The good man is the man who no matter how morally unworthy he has been is moving to become better.
John Dewey   Category: Purpose

Loves mysteries in souls do grow But yet the body is his book.
John Donne   Category: Body

I would rather see one happy plant of knotweed than half a dozen aristocratic individuals struggling unsuccessfully.
Marguerite James   Category: Unsorted

After a certain number of years our faces become our biographies.
Cynthia Ozick   Category: Age

Fanaticism is ... overcompensation for doubt.
Robertson Davies   Category: Unsorted

You know this has been a rather silly election really.
Lady Flo Bjelke-Petersen   Category: Unsorted

Finally two days ago I succeeded not on account of my hard efforts but by the grace of the Lord. Like a sudden flash of lightning the riddle was solved. I am unable to say what was the conducting thread that connected what I previously knew with what made my success possible.
Karl Friedrich Gauss   Category: Government

Education ... has produced a vast population able to read but unable to distinguish what is worth reading.
G. M. Trevelyan   Category: Unsorted

There are some defeats more triumphant than victories.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Defeat

The picture placed the busts between Adds to the thought much strength; Wisdom and Wit are little seen But Folly s at full length.
Jane Brereton   Category: Unsorted

All civilization has from time to time become a thin crust over a volcano of revolution.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Civilization

Knowledge is the treasure but judgment the treasurer of a wise man.
William Penn   Category: Judgment

The luck of having talent is not enough; one must also have a talent for luck.
Louis Hector Berlioz   Category: Luck

It is sometimes frightening to observe the success which comes even to the outlaw with a polished technique and we find ourselves doubting the validity of the virtues we have been taught. But I believe we must reckon with character in the end for it is as potent a force in world conflict as it is in our own domestic affairs. It strikes the last blow in any battle.
Philip D. Reed   Category: Unsorted

The chief virtue that language can have is clearness and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.
Hippocrates   Category: Language

I sincerely believe that the word relationships is the key to the prospect of a decent world. It seems abundantly clear that every problem you will have in your family in your business in our nation or in this world is essentially a matter of relationships of interdependence.
Clarence Francis   Category: Unsorted

The Internet may fairly be regarded as a never-ending worldwide conversation. The government may not through the [Communications Decency Act] interrupt that conversation.... As the most participatory form of mass speech yet developed the Internet deserves the highest protection from governmental intrusion.... The government therefore implicitly asks this court to limit both the amount of speech on the Internet and the availability of that speech. This argument is profoundly repugnant to First Amendment principles.
Stewart Dalzell   Category: Internet

Nothings ever really changed. What difference does it make whether its the Corporate state or the Nation state? In our struggle for freedom we still find ourselves fighting the state.
Jay Terpstra   Category: Diet

In arguing one should meet serious pleading with humor And humor with serious pleading.
Gorgias   Category: Humor

For every disciplined effort there is a multiple reward.
Jim Rohn   Category: Effort

Show me a worrying person and I will show you a person who does not know how to relax.
Albert E. Cliffe   Category: Unsorted

He that cannot forgive others breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass if he would ever reach heaven for everyone has need to be forgiven.
George Herbert   Category: Bridge

Smoking kills. If youre killed youve lost a very important part of your life.
Brooke Shields   Category: Unsorted

A law of nature rules that energy cannot be destroyed. You change its form from coal to steam from steam to power in the turbine but you do not destroy energy. In the same way another law governs human activity and rules that honest effort cannot be lo
Paul Speicher   Category: Unsorted

If all mankind minus one were of one opinion and only one person were of the contrary opinion mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person than he if he had the power would be justified in silencing mankind.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Contrary

Silence is the perfectest herald of joy: I were but little happy if I could say how much.
William Shakespeare   Category: Sick

I both love and do not love; and am mad and not mad.
Anacreon   Category: Madness

Children are living jewels dropped unsustained from heaven.
Robert Pollok   Category: Unsorted

In spite of the fact that the ladder tapers to one-man rungs at the top the roomiest part is farthest up.
Charles R. Gow   Category: Leadership

People have solutions to their own problems. When they understand the gospel they will see the solutions.
Elder Rowan   Category: Unsorted

I love judges and I love courts. They are my ideals that typify on earth what we shall meet hereafter in heaven under a just God.
William Howard Taft   Category: Nationalism

Tax reform is taking the taxes off things that have been taxed in the past and putting taxes on things that haven't been taxed before.
Art Buchwald   Category: Unsorted

I am indeed a king for I know how to rule myself.
Pietro Aretino   Category: Kindness

Fighting is essentially a masculine idea; a womans weapon is her tongue.
Hermione Gingold   Category: Unsorted

Most of the humor here is from America. It is of the feeblest Kind.
John Shaw Nelson   Category: Humor

Mens natures are alike; It is their habits that carry them far apart.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Alike

The final test for a novel will be our affection for it as it is the test of our friends and of anything else which we cannot define.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Book

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly at first.
Robert Downey Jr.   Category: Do

Democracy is the recurrent suspicion that more than half of the people are fight more than half of the time.
E. B. White   Category: Democracy

Freedom of speech and freedom of action are meaningless without freedom to think. And there is no freedom of thought without doubt.
Bergen Evans   Category: Thief

Apparently a democracy is a place where numerous elections are held at great cost without issues and with interchangeable candidates.
Gore Vidal   Category: Candidate

It is not always the same thing to be a good man and a good citizen.
Aristotle   Category: Citizen

When any fit of anxiety or gloominess or perversion of the mind lays hold upon you make it a rule not to publish it by complaints but exert your whole care to hide it. By endeavoring to hide it you will drive it away.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Complacency

Pessimism is the one ism which kills the soul.
John Buchan   Category: Unsorted

The dogs kennel is not the place to keep a sausage.
Proverb   Category: Dog

In some cultures the sight of a womans nose and mouth are considered irresistibly seductive. In others the soles of a persons feet are perceived as disgusting beyond comprehension. In mainstream American culture sex is obscene but violence is television fare for preschoolers. What is acceptable in swimwear is unacceptable in a restaurant. In an elevator we condone contact that would otherwise be actionable incriminal court. Rules of behavior are not absolute; we negotiate them constantly.... Immodesty indecency obscenity are cultural factors mutually agreed upon and negotiable. We are enjoined to cover our nakedness but theres considerable disagreement about what our nakedness is. Our noses and mouths? The bottoms of our feet? A lack of trust or mutual respect?
Roger L. Welsch   Category: Behavior

You are a man not God; you are human not an angel. How can you expect to remain always in a constant state of virtue when this was not possible even for an angel of heaven nor for the first man in the Garden?
Thomas à Kempis   Category: God

Anger is the most impotent of passions. It effects nothing it goes about and hurts the one who is possessed by it more than the one against whom it is directed.
Edward Hyde Clarendon   Category: Anger

All good government must begin in the home. It is useless to make good laws for bad people. Public sentiment is more than law.
H. R. Hawes   Category: Unsorted

An oppressive government is more to be feared than a tiger.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Government

RICH adj. Holding in trust and subject to an accounting the property of the indolent the incompetent the unthrifty the envious and the luckless.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Rich

Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Integrity

The bell strikes one. We take no note of time But from its loss.
Edward Young   Category: Strike

God had one Son on earth without sin but never one without suffering.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Sin

I value my garden more for being full of blackbirds than of cherries and very frankly give them fruit for their songs.
Joseph Addison   Category: Garden

The Bible tells us to love our neighbors and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Endure

Scientists are people of very dissimilar temperaments doing different things in very different ways. Among scientists are collectors classifiers and compulsive tidiers-up; many are detectives by temperament and many are explorers; some are artists and others artisans. There are poet-scientists and philosopher-scientists and even a few mystics.
Peter Medawar   Category: Unsorted

Heavens eternal wisdom has decreed that man should ever stand in need of man.
Theocritus   Category: Unsorted

The essence of all art is to have pleasure in giving pleasure.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Art

Its all been very interesting.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Last

When in doubt strategize; if it doesnt work reorganize.
Srini Rangan   Category: Unsorted

I have come to know that adversity really means the things in life that challenge us and cause us to work with devotion and courage to overcome. I once stood on a street in Trondheim Norway looking up at a statue of a Viking. There came to my mind at that time a fable of the Norsemen that when a man won a victory over another the strength of the conquered went over into his veins. Therefore in this sense adversity is good for it produces in us a source of strength as we learn to conquer our weaknesses.
Alvin R. Dyer   Category: Adversity

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo   Category: Impossible

If you suffer thank God! It is a sure sign that you are alive.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Suffer

Everyone has his day and some days last longer than others.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Day

How would you know what happy is if youve never been otherwise.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Happiness

PHOTOGRAPH n. A picture painted by the sun without instruction in art. It is a little better than the work of an Apache but not quite so good as that of a Cheyenne.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Photography

The soldier who dies to save his brothers reaches the highest of all degrees of charity and this is the virtue of a single act of charity: It cancels a whole lifetime of sin.
Desire Joseph Cardinal Mercier   Category: Unsorted

Someone of words and not of deeds is like a garden full of weeds.
Unknown   Category: Deeds

If by saying that all men are born free and equal you mean that they are all equally born it is true but true in no other sense; birth talent labor virtue and providence are forever making differences.
Eugene Edwards   Category: Epithet

The empires of the future are empires of the mind.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Future

It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Begin

Wives are people who feel they don't dance enough.
Groucho Marx   Category: Wife

How could an argument soothe or settle a controversy when every word is a nest for a bird of doubt? (meaning of words as inferences)
Edmond Jabes   Category: Unsorted

T was the saying of an ancient sage (Gorgias Leontinus apud Aristotles Rhetoric lib. iii. c. 18) that humour was the only test of gravity and gravity of humour. For a subject which would not bear raillery was suspicious; and a jest which would not bear a serious examination was certainly false wit.
Shaftesbury   Category: Unsorted

Wars are caused by undefended wealth.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: War

It is an irrepressible conflict between opposing and enduring forces.
William Henry Seward   Category: Unsorted

A genius cant be forced; nor can you make an ape an alderman.
Thomas Somerville   Category: Unsorted

Every kind of work can be a pleasure. Even simple household tasks can be an opportunity to exercise and expand our caring our effectiveness our responsiveness. As we respond with caring and vision to all work we develop our capacity to respond fully to all of life. Every action generates positive energy which can be shared with others. These qualities of caring and responsiveness are the greatest gift we can offer.
Tarthang Tulku   Category: Work

There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Cruel

Truth is the secret of eloquence and virtue the basis of moral authority; it is the highest summit of art and of life.
Henri-Frederic Amiel   Category: Truth

We would rather speak ill of ourselves than not speak of ourselves at all.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Conceit

A good deed never goes unpunished.
Gore Vidal   Category: Deeds

... and so castles made of sand slip into the sea eventually.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Unsorted

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.
Mother Teresa   Category: Lonely

Cynics build no bridges; they make no discoveries; no gaps are spanned by them. Cynics may pride themselves in being realistic in their approach but progress and the onward march of Christian civilization demand an inspiration and motivation that cynicism never affords. If we want progress we must take the forward look.
Paul L. McKay D.D.   Category: Unsorted

My life is an indivisible whole and all my activities run into one another: and they have their rise in my insatiable love of mankind.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Life

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   Category: Please

Things of the spirit differ from things material in that the more you give the more you have.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Unsorted

The Internet is so big so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life.
Andrew Brown   Category: Life

Thinking will not overcome fear but action will.
W. Clement Stone   Category: Action

Winter air is one of the things that can be still without being stagnant. As a matter of fact the stiller it is the more it seems to tingle with life.
Robert Lynd   Category: Winter

Haste and rashness are storms and tempests breaking and wrecking business; but nimbleness is a full fair wind blowing it with speed to the haven.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Haste

The most distinctive mark of a cultured mind is the ability to take anothers point of view; to put ones self in anothers place and see life and its problems from a point of view different from ones own. To be willing to test a new idea; to be able to live on the edge of difference in all matters intellectually; to examine without heat the burning question of the day; to have imaginative sympathy openness and flexibility of mind steadiness and poise of feeling cool calmness of judgment is to have culture.
A. H. R. Fairchild   Category: Culture

Many people quit looking for work when they find a job.
Steven Wright   Category: Find

A belief is not true because it is useful.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Belief

We feel free when we escape even if it be but from the frying pan to the fire.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Escape

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

Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Humor

Late children are early orphans.
John Wilmot   Category: Children

Everyone is trying to accomplish something big not realizing that life is made up of little things.
Frank A. Clark   Category: Small

Become a possibilitarian. No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are raise your sights and see possibilities always see them for theyre always there.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Possibility

No matter what your past has been you have a spotless future.
Unknown   Category: Future

I do not permit affection or lack thereof to influence my actions. There is good and there is evil. The good must be protected; the evil eradicated. I have shown you the triumph of evil as a caution.
Neil Gaiman   Category: Affection

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Eternity

There is nobody as enslaved as the fanatic the person in whom one impulse one value has assumed ascendancy over all others.
Milton R. Sapirstein   Category: Fanatic

Proposing a sale of Windsor Castle to Disney to improve the royal familys public image: Imagine what Disney could do with this material. There could be a parade ... with at least one real prince and one real princess on hand.
John Rothchild   Category: Unsorted

The workmanship surpassed the subject matter. Materiam superabat opus
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Unsorted

New discoveries in science ... will continue to create a thousand new frontiers for those who would still adventure.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Science

Growth is a greater mystery than death. All of us can understand failure we all contain failure and death within us but not even the successful man can begin to describe the impalpable elations and apprehensions of growth.
Norman Mailer   Category: Growth

Should unnecessary sorrow or suffering ever come to my people because of my actions then I beseech the Almighty God to punish me.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Punish

Whatever sentence will bear to be read twice we may be sure was thought twice.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Reactionaries

Work to become not to acquire.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Constitution

Time invested in improving ourselves cuts down on time wasted in disapproving of others.
Unknown   Category: Approval

Whence Comes This Rush of Wings? Whence comes this rush of wings afar Following straight the Noël star? Birds from the woods in wondrous flight Bethlehem seek this Holy Night. Tell us ye birds why come ye here Into this stable poor and drear? Hastning we seek the new-loom King And all our sweetest music bring. Hark! how the greenfinch bears his part Philomel too with tender heart Chants from her leafy dark retreat Re mi fa sol in accents sweet. Angels and shepherds birds of the sky Come where the Son of God cloth lie; Christ on earth with man cloth dwell Join in the shout Noël Noël!
Traditional   Category: Unsorted

You can never get enough of what you don't need to make you happy.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Enough

When we grew up and went to school There were certain teachers who would Hurt the children anyway they could By pouring their derision Upon anything we did And exposing every weakness However carefully hidden by the kids But in the town it was well known When they got home at night Their fat and psychopathic wives Would thrash them Within inches of their lives.
Pink Floyd   Category: Unsorted

A home is a place where a pot of fresh soup simmers gently on the hob filling the kitchen with soft aromas ... and filling your heart and later your tummy with joy.
Keith Floyd   Category: Unsorted

Manufacturing and commercial monopolies owe their origin not to a tendency imminent in a capitalist economy but to governmental interventionist policy directed against free trade and laissez faire.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe   Category: Capable

May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Live

Law is justice. And it is under the law of justice under the reign of right; under the influence of liberty safety stability and responsibility that every person will attain his real worth and the true dignity of his being. It is only under this law of justice that mankind will achieve slowly no doubt but certainly God's design for the orderly and peaceful progress of humanity.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Law

I may not understand but I am willing to admire.
Sir Anthony Hope Hawkins   Category: Unsorted

O what a heaven is love! O what a hell!
Thomas Dekker   Category: Love

Where love rules there is no will to power; and where power predominates there love is lacking. The one is the shadow of the other.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Love

It is in books the chief of all perfections to be plain and brief.
Joseph Butler   Category: Unsorted

The purpose of life is a life of purpose.
Robert Byrne   Category: Complacency

Sometimes I feel I am really blessed to be blind because I probably would not last a minute if I were able to see things.
Stevie Wonder   Category: Unsorted

Every increased possession loads us with a new weariness.
John Ruskin   Category: Possessions

When you find yourself beginning to feel a bond between yourself and the people you photograph when you laugh and cry with their laughter and tears you will know you are on the right track.
Arthur Fellig   Category: Photography

When discord dreadful bursts her brazen bars And shatters locks to thunder forth her wars.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Disagree

There is a nation for a continent and a continent for a nation.
Sir Edmund Barton   Category: Unsorted

Some people would say my paintings show a future world and maybe they do but I paint from reality. I put several things and ideas together and perhaps when I have finished it could show the future. If people want to interpret my work as warnings about too much overpopulation disease and mechanization in the future then that is up to them. I like to combine human beings creatures and biomechanics. And I love to work with bones they are elemental and function and after all are part of human beings. I have many bones in my home in Zurich and I study them and use them as models. Some people say my work is often depressing and pessimistic with the emphasis on death blood overcrowding strange beings and so on but I don't really think it is. There is hope and a kind of beauty in there somewhere if you look for it.
H. R. Giger   Category: Unsorted

Until he extends his circle of compassion to all living things man will not himself find peace.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Compassion

How wrong it is for a woman to expect the man to build the world she wants rather than to create it herself.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Self

Love is something eternalthe aspects may change but not the essence. There is the same diflference in a person before and after he is in love as there is in an unlighted lamp and one that is buming. The lamp was there and it is a good lamp but now it is shedding light too and that is its real function.
Vincent van Gogh   Category: Love

Gray drip-wet dawn Leafless tree in solitude - Remembers the robin.
Don Sax   Category: Unsorted

The nice thing about egotists is that they don't talk about other people.
Lucille S. Harper   Category: Ego

It is always easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
Alfred Adler   Category: Morality

Dreams and dedication are a powerful combination.
William Longgood   Category: Dream

An object in possession seldom retains the same charm that it had in pursuit.
Gaius Plinius Caecilius Secondus Pliny the Younger   Category: Possessions

Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fool

Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Best

The soul like the body lives by what it feeds on.
Josiah Gilbert Holland   Category: Soul

Many a man wins glory for prudence by seeking advice then seeking advice as to what advice would be best to take and finally following appetite.
   Category: Advice

I can not say that I think you very generous to the Ladies for whilst you are proclaiming peace and good will to Men Emancipating all Nations you insist upon retaining an absolute power over Wives.
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Unsorted

If we analyze the operations of scenes of beauty upon the mind and consider the intimate relation of the mind upon the nervous system and the whole physical economy the action and reaction which constantly occur between bodily and mental conditions the reinvigoration which results from such scenes is readily comprehended.... The enjoyment of scenery employs the mind without fatigue and yet exercises it; tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus through the influence of the mind over the body gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigoration to the whole system.
Frederick Law Olmstead   Category: Tree

Why has not man a microscopic eye? For this plain reason: man is not a fly.
Alexander Pope   Category: Eyes

People do not care how nobly they live only how long despite the fact that it is within everyones reach to live nobly but within no ones reach to live long.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Age

One doesnt have a sense of humor. It has you.
Larry Gelbart   Category: Humor

These are days youll remember. If you recall nothing else from your graduation ceremony remember you heard the New Jersey Governor quote from 10000 Maniacs.
Christine Todd   Category: Quotations

The parent can train the natures of children to remain fast while their habits change through the years. We must have a citizenry which will by long inner training be able to feel secure in a storm. No parent can raise that kind of child till he is himself that kind of person.
H. Clay Mitchell D.D.   Category: Unsorted

Waiting for the winds of change to sweep the clouds away. Waiting for the rainbows end to cast its gold your way... You don't get something for nothing. You cant have freedom for free
Neil Peart   Category: Unsorted

Real wealth is not so much what we have as what we are.
Sterling W. Sill   Category: Happiness

People want to know how much you care before they care how much you know.
James F. Hind   Category: Care

Watsons Law: The reliability of machinery is inversely proportional to the number and significance of any persons watching it.
Unknown   Category: Machinery

Character is what you are in the dark.
Dwight L. Moody   Category: Character

The earth does not belong to man man belongs to the earth.
Chief Seattle   Category: Nature

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are and doing things as they ought to be done.
Josh Billings   Category: Common

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles.
Washington Irving   Category: Kindness

The man who is anybody and who does anything is surely going to be criticized vilified and misunderstood. This is a part of the penalty for greatness and every great man understands it; and understands too that it is no proof of greatness. The final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure contumely without resentment.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Endure

In a single sentence the moral is: admit that complexity always increases first from the model you fit to the data thence to the model you use to think about and plan about the experiment and its analysis and thence to the true situation.
J. W. Tukey   Category: Unsorted

Keep in mind that neither success nor failure is ever final.
Roger Ward Babson   Category: Factory

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
Mark Twain   Category: Refined

In working well if travail you sustain Into the wind shall lightly pass the pain; But of the deed the glory shall remain And cause your name with worthy wights to reign. In working wrong if pleasure you attain The pleasure soon shall fade and void as vain; But of the deed throughout the life the shame Endures defacing you with foul defame.
Nicholas Grimald   Category: Unsorted

If people bring so much courage to this world the world has to kill them to break them so of course it kills them. It kills the very good and the very gentle and the very brave impartially. If you are none of these you can be sure that it will kill you too but there will be no special hurry. We love you D.R.
Dorothy Stratten   Category: Unsorted

Diplomacy is to do and say the nastiest things in the nicest way.
Isaac Goldberg   Category: Diploma

It is not enough to hold that God did great things for our fathers: not enough to pride ourselves on the inheritance of victories of faith: not enough to build the sepulchres of those who were martyred by men unwilling in their day of trial as we may be
Brooke Foss Westcott   Category: Unsorted

The loftier the building the deeper must the foundation be laid.
Thomas à Kempis   Category: Brotherhood

The injuries we do and those we suffer are seldom weighed in the same scales.
Aesop   Category: Injury

You can get through life with bad manners but it's easier with good manners.
Lillian Gish   Category: Unsorted

Sometimes were not aware of things The wind chimes in a tree that sings The first snowfall that casts a spell We plod along our tired way Not seeing beauty in each day Not recognizing God at all In everything both great and small. Then suddenly He wakes us from A long sleep of ignoring Him He nudges us with trials of pain So that we see His love again. Renewed once more we are aware Of his great power everywhere - Then all the world is new and bright - We see God in a different light!
Marion Schoeberlein   Category: Unsorted

I think there are only three things America will be known for 2000 years from now when they study this civilization: the Constitution jazz music and baseball.
Gerald Early   Category: Baseball

The bravest thing you can do when you are not brave is to profess courage and act accordingly.
Corra Harris   Category: Courage

See when I paint it is an experience that at its best is transcending reality. When it is working you completely go into another place youre tapping into things that are totally universal completely beyond your ego and your own self. Thats what its all about.
Keith Haring   Category: Unsorted

Man is made by his belief. As he believes so he becomes.
Bhagavad Gita   Category: Belief

The biggest problem about looking at a problem is looking at it. When we finally find or face it it becomes harmless and easy to solve.
Robert Scheid   Category: Unsorted

Memories are like mulligatawny soup in a cheap restaurant. It is best not to stir them.
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse   Category: Memory

REQUIEM n. A mass for the dead which the minor poets assure us the winds sing oer the graves of their favorites. Sometimes by way of providing a varied entertainment they sing a dirge.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Death

You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard   Category: Age

Through the mythology of Einstein the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
Roland Barthes   Category: Knowledge

He was in the world and the world was made by him and the world knew him not. He came unto his own and his own received him not. But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God [even] to them that believe on his name: Which were born not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man but of God. And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.
The Bible   Category: Cook

Manner is all in all whateer is writ The substitute for genius sense and wit.
William Cowper   Category: Courtesy

Children like animals use all their senses to discover the world. Then artists come along and discover it the same way all over again.
Eudora Welty   Category: Unsorted

The greatest results in life are usually attained by simple means and the exercise of ordinary qualities. These may for the most part be summed up in these two - commonsense and perseverance.
Owen Feltham   Category: Common

Success is good management in action.
William E. Holler   Category: Success

A science is said to be useful if its development tends to accentuate the existing inequalities in the distribution of wealth or more directly promotes the destruction of human life.
Godfrey H. Hardy   Category: Unsorted

Dying Is an art like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.
Sylvia Plath   Category: Death

To be happy we must be true to nature and carry our age Along with us.
William Hazlitt   Category: Age

We must drop the idea that change comes slowly. It does ordinarily in part because we think it does. Today changes must come fast; and we must adjust our mental habits so that we can accept comfortably the idea of stopping one thing and beginning another overnight. We must discard the idea that past routine past ways of doing things are probably the best ways. On the contrary we must assume that there is probably a better way to do almost everything. We must stop assuming that a thing which has never been done before probably cannot be done at all.
Donald M. Nelson   Category: Unsorted

To be a scholar of mathematics you must be born with talent insight concentration taste luck drive and the ability to visualize and guess.
Paul R. Halmos   Category: Mathematics

I have nothing to declare except my genius.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Ego

Knowledge increases in proportion to its use; that is the more we teach the more we learn.
Helena Petrova Blavatsky   Category: Unsorted

Chance is perhaps the pseudonym of God when he does not wish to sign his work.
Anatole France   Category: Chance

The deepest craving in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James   Category: Appreciation

Whenever Im caught between two evils I take the one Ive never tried.
Mae West   Category: Evil

Every successful enterprise requires three men - a dreamer a businessman and a son of a bitch.
Peter McArthur   Category: Unsorted

The love of truth lies at the root of much humor.
Robertson Davies   Category: Humor

Individuality has become the thing ... dressing to look like you belong to a company ... doesnt even enter the consciousness anymore. Clothes are more about having a life.
Judy McGarth   Category: Unsorted

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullianus)   Category: Birthday

Nothing is more simple than greatness; indeed to be simple is to be great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Simple

Five percent of the people think; ten percent of the people think they think; and the other eighty-five percent would rather die than think.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: People

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers for that makes them more interesting.
Dame Rose Macaulay   Category: Interest

Love looks through a telescope; envy through a microscope.
Josh Billings   Category: Envy

If you go on with this nuclear arms race all you are going to do is make the rubble bounce.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Atom

The more you say the less people remember. The fewer the words the greater the profit.
Felelon   Category: Breeding

A monument to Newton! a monument to Shakespeare! Look up to Heaven look into the Human Heart. Till the planets and the passions the affections and the fixed stars are extinguished their names cannot die.
John Wilson   Category: Name

I saw a bank that said 24 Hour Banking but I don't have that much time.
Steven Wright   Category: Bank

Early things must be known to be loved: divine things must be loved to be known.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Earth

I find the great thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving: To reach the port of heaven we must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it but we must sail and not drift nor lie at anchor.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Direction

Perhaps myself the first at some expense of popularity to unfold the true character of Jefferson it is too late for me to become his apologist. Nor can I have any disposition to do it. I admit that his politics are tinctured with fanaticism that he is too much in earnest in his democracy that he has been a mischievous enemy to the principle measures of our past administration that he is crafty & persevering in his objects that he is not scrupulous about the means of success nor very mindful of truth and that he is a contemptible hypocrite.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Politics

I have noticed that when chickens quit quarreling over their food they often find that there is enough for all of them. I wonder if it might not be the same with the human race.
Don Marquis   Category: Easy

You may not cannot appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye and a cat may gaze upon a king.
Theodore Parker   Category: Unsorted

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.
E.F. Schumacher   Category: Big

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz   Category: Attitude

COMFORT n. A state of mind produced by contemplation of a neighbors uneasiness.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Comfort

Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot And so be pedestaled in triumph?
Robert Browning   Category: Temptation

One man can completely change the character of a country and the industry of its people by dropping a single seed in fertile soil.
John C. Gifford   Category: Unsorted

Of right and wrong he taught Truths as refined as ever Athens heard; And (strange to tell!) he practiced what he preached.
John Armstrong   Category: Unsorted

From the ashes a fire shall be woken A light from the shadows shall spring; Renewed shall be blade that was broken: The crownless again shall be king.
John Ronald Reuel J. R. R. Tolkien   Category: Kindness

Most people who succeed n the face of seemingly impossible conditions are people who simply don't know how to quit.
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller   Category: Garden

Government is not the doctor. It is the disease.
H. S. Ferns   Category: Unsorted

Temptations unlike opportunities will always give you second chances.
Orlando A. Battista   Category: Unsorted

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach; one can collect only a few and they are more beautiful if they are few.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Cannot

OTHERWISE adv. No better.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Better

Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.
Don Marquis   Category: Procrastination

The earth is mankinds ultimate haven our blessed terra firma. When it trembles and gives way beneath our feet its as though one of Gods checks has bounced.
Lyman Abbott   Category: Earthquake

As you sit on the hillside or lie prone under the trees of the forest or sprawl wet-legged by a mountain stream the great door that does not look like a door opens.
Stephen Graham   Category: Door

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Arithmetic

By God if women had but written stories As have these clerks within their oratories They would have written of men more wickedness Than all the race of Adam could redress.
Geoffrey Chaucer   Category: Women

I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Adam Smith   Category: Perfection

In old age we are like a batch of letters that someone has sent. We are no longer in the past we have arrived.
Knut Hamsun   Category: Age

Sooner or later false thinking brings wrong conduct.
Julian Huxley   Category: Conduct

When the only tool you own is a hammer every problem begins to resemble a nail.
Abraham H. Maslow   Category: Unsorted

The control of large numbers is possible and like unto that of small numbers if we subdivide them. Sun Tze Ping Fa.
Sun Tze   Category: Unsorted

Life is ten percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin   Category: Life

An educated man must have a curiosity in exploring the unfamiliar and unexpected an open-mindedness in entertaining opposing points of view tolerance for the ambiguity that surrounds so many important issues and a willingness to make the best decisions he can in the face of uncertainty and doubt.
Derek Bok   Category: Unsorted

The only thing that makes one place more attractive to me than another is the quantity of heart I find in it.
Jane Welsh Carlyle   Category: Unsorted

To think is to live. Vivere est cogitare.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Thief

No pains must be spared to wipe out all feeling of diffidence embarrassment or shame on the part of those receiving relief; [we] must be one great family of equals. The spiritual welfare of those on relief must receive especial care and be earnestly and prayerfully fostered. A system which gives relief for work or service will go far to reaching these ends.
Heber J. Grant   Category: Unsorted

Youre not famous until my mother has heard of you.
Jay Leno   Category: Unsorted

Joy comes when we have the Spirit in our lives. When we have the Spirit we rejoice in what the Savior has done for us.
Quentin L. Cook   Category: Unsorted

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James   Category: Acceptance

Your morning thoughts may determine your conduct for the day. Optimistic thoughts will make your day bright and productive while pessimistic thinking will make it dull and wasteful. Face each day cheerfully smilingly and courageously and it will naturally follow that your work will be a real pleasure and progress will be a delightful accomplishment.
William M. Peck   Category: Optimism

C is for cookie its good enough for me; oh cookie cookie cookie starts with C.
Cookie Monster   Category: Food

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Self

Unless youre Mary Lou Retton in the right place at the right time with the right personality youre not going to be on a Wheaties box and have all these endorsements.
Kerri Strug   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Freedom

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Dogma

What happens to us Is irrelevant to the worlds geology But what happens to the worlds geology Is not irrelevant to us.
Hugh MacDiarmid   Category: Unsorted

The opportunities of man are limited only by his imagination. But so few have imagination that there are ten thousand fiddlers to one composer.
Charles F. Ketterling   Category: Illusions

Some have too much yet still do crave; I little have and seek no more. They are but poor though much they have' And I am rich with little store. They poor I rich; they beg I give; They lack I leave; they pine I live.
Sir Edward Dyer   Category: Unsorted

If you can spend a perfectly useless afternoon in a perfectly useless manner you have learned how to live.
Lin Yutang   Category: Perfection

By natures kindly disposition most questions which it is beyond a mans power to answer do not occur to him at all.
George Santayana   Category: Nature

Its the good girls who keep diaries; the bad girls never have the time.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Diary

Yet I argue not Against Heavns hand or will nor bate a jot Of heart or hope; but still bear up and steer Right onward.
John Milton   Category: Fate

Quinquireme of Nineveh from distant Ophir Rowing home to haven in sunny Palestine With a cargo of ivory And apes and peacocks Sandalwood cedarwood and sweet white wine.
John Edward Masefield   Category: Ship

Women are repeatedly accused of taking things personally. I cannot see any other honest way of taking things.
Marya Mannes   Category: Repeat

If you have no enemies it is a sign fortune has forgot you.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Endure

There are no failures only feedback.
R. Bandler   Category: Unsorted

There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare   Category: Philosophy

Always go to the bathroom when you have a chance.
King George V   Category: Chance

Love and magic have a great deal in common. They enrich the soul delight the heart. And they both take practice.
Nora Roberts   Category: Magic

All politics are based on the indifference of the majority.
James Reston   Category: Politics

Inflation is as violent as a mugger as frightening as an armed robber and as deadly as a hit man.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Inflation

The first sign of a nervous breakdown is when you start thinking your work is terribly important.
Milo Bloom   Category: Work

The place where optimism most flourishes is the lunatic asylum.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Optimism

We sometimes speak of winning reputation as though that were the final goal. The truth is contrary to this. Reputation is a reward to be sure but it is really the beginning not the end of endeavor. It should not be the signal for a let-down but rather a reminder that the standards which won recognition can never again be lowered. From him who gives much - much is forever after expected.
Alvan Macauley   Category: Unsorted

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thoughts.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Music

Indecency vulgarity obscenity these are strictly confined to man; he invented them. Among the higher animals there is no trace of them. They hide nothing. They are not ashamed.
Mark Twain   Category: Shame

In science we are really good at disproving things and are very poor at proving things. Theories like the Theory of Relativity go on and on because no one can think of anything better.
Richard Zayre   Category: Unsorted

It is there all the time.
Anna Freud   Category: Unsorted

There is only one way to achieve happiness on this terrestrial ball And that is to have either a clear conscience or none at all.
Ogden Nash   Category: Conscience

One must let the play happen to one; one must let the mind loose to respond as it will to receive impressions to sense rather than know to gather rather than immediately understand.
Edward Franklin Albee III   Category: Unsorted

Opposites can attract as in magnetism. Or explode as in matter and antimatter
Peter David   Category: Unsorted

The childish idea that prayer is a handle by which we can take hold of God and obtain whatever we desire leads to easy disillusionment with both what we had thought to be God and what we had thought to be prayer.
Robert L. Short   Category: Unsorted

It is chiefly upon the lay citizen informed about science but not its practitioner that the country must depend in determining the use to which science is put in resolving the many public policy questions that scientific discoveries constantly force upon us.
David Eli Lilienthal   Category: Unsorted

What I like in a good author is not what he says but what he whispers.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Speak

Ambition is not what man does... But what man would do.
Robert Browning   Category: Thank

When a girl marries she exchanges the attentions of all the other men of her acquaintance for the inattention of just one.
Helen Rowland   Category: Girl

Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.
John Wooden   Category: Do

The one sure way to conciliate a tiger is to allow oneself to be devoured.
Konrad Adenauer   Category: Self

And differing judgments serve but to declare That truth lies somewhere if we knew but where.
William Cowper   Category: Judgment

We are not interested in the possibilities of defeat.
Queen Victoria   Category: Defeat

Can you imagine a world without men? No crime and lots of happy fat women.
Nicole Hollander   Category: Fat

Cats are smarter than dogs. You cant get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez   Category: Cat

As an enemy is made more fierce by our flight so Pain grows proud to see us knuckle under it. She will surrender upon much better terms to those who make head against her.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Enemy

Beauty more than bitterness Makes the heart break.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Beauty

Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.
Avram Noam Chomsky   Category: Unsorted

A stepping-stone can be a stumbling block if we cant see it until after we have tripped over it.
Cullen Hightower   Category: Unsorted

The heights of great men reached and kept Were not attained by sudden flight But they while their companions slept Were toiling upwards in the night.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Accomplishment

While we are postponing life speeds by.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Delay

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   Category: Factory

A soil whose air is deemed too pure for slaves to breathe in. [England.]
Francis Hargrave   Category: Unsorted

All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence and then success is sure.
Mark Twain   Category: Confidence

I respect faith but doubt is what gets you an education.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Doubt

Most men know what they hate few know what they love.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Blasphemy

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
Antisthenes   Category: Unsorted

I feel that the greatest reward for doing is the opportunity to do more.
Dr. Jonas Edward Salk   Category: Achievement

We have before us the fiendishness of business competition and the world war passion and wrongdoing antagonism between classes and moral depravity within them economic tyranny above and the slave spirit below.
Karl Barth   Category: Unsorted

The worst prison would be a closed heart.
Pope John Paul II   Category: Heart

It is so much easier to extol the virtues of civility than to talk civilly about the virtues we need to uphold.
Amitai Erzioni   Category: Unsorted

Opinions cannot survive if one has no chance to fight for them.
Thomas Mann   Category: Opinion

When a dog barks at the moon then it is religion; but when he barks at strangers it is patriotism!
David Starr Jordan   Category: Dog

Roger Williams refused to continue as pastor on the grounds that there was ... ... no regularly-constituted church on earth nor any person authorized to administer any Church ordinance: nor could there be until new apostles are sent by the great Head of the Church for whose coming he is seeking.
Roger Williams   Category: Unsorted

I saw a subliminal advertising executive but only for a second.
Steven Wright   Category: Advertising

CONGRESS n. A body of men who meet to repeal laws.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Congress

Service to a just cause rewards the worker with more real happiness and satisfaction than any other venture of life.
Carrie Chapman Catt   Category: Just

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   Category: Mind

They buried the hatchet but in a shallow well-marked grave.
Dorothy Walworth   Category: Peace

Ireland as distinct from her people is nothing to me; and the man who is bubbling over with love and enthusiasm for Ireland and can yet pass unmoved through our streets and witness all the wrong and the suffering shame and degradation wrought upon the people of Irelandyea wrought by Irishmen upon Irish men and women without burning to end it is in my opinion a fraud and a liar in his heart no matter how he loves that combination of chemical elements he is pleased to call Ireland.
James Connolly   Category: Irish

When you go home Tell them of us and say For your tomorrow We gave our today.
Unknown   Category: Soldier

Good but not religious good.
Thomas Hardy   Category: Good

I have imbibed such a love for money that I keep some sequins in a drawer to count and cry over them once a week.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Money

Nothing succeeds like address.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Success

Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.
Bergen Evans   Category: Indispensable

The world is so full of a number of things; I am sure we should all be as happy as kings.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Happiness

A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes.
James Feibleman   Category: Myth

We learn the inner secret of happiness when we learn to direct our inner drives our interest and our attention to something besides ourselves.
Ethel Percy Andrus   Category: Unsorted

Born in a cellar and living in a garret.
Samuel Foote   Category: Unsorted

All right theyre on our left theyre on our right theyre in front of us theyre behind us....they cant get away this time. [USMCwhen surrounded by 8 enemy divisions during the Korean War.]
General Chesty Puller   Category: War

Love your neighbor yet pull not down your hedge.
George Herbert   Category: Neighbor

Im old old enough to play baseball or football. Im not eight yet. My Mom told me when you start baseball you arent going to be able to run that fast because you had an operation. I told Mom I wouldnt need to run fast. When I play baseball Ill just hit them out of the park. Then Ill be able to walk.
Edward J. McGrath Jr.   Category: Unsorted

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.
Anita Loos   Category: Diamond

Computers make it easier to do a lot of things but most of the things they make it easier to do don't need to be done.
Andy Rooney   Category: Easy

To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.
Dr. David Viscott   Category: Love

A book of quotations ... can never be complete.
Robert M. Hamilton   Category: Unsorted

A man is not good or bad for one action.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Action

The true republic: men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan Brownell Anthony   Category: Rights

To me it seems basic to the getting rid of fear to know that our trials of whatever nature are not motiveless. In our present stage of development we could hardly do without them. So often looking ... ugly ... they are in reality the branches by we which we catch on and climb. They are not obstacles to happiness... . Every call of duty has its place in this ideal; every irksome job every wearisome responsibility. The fact that we are not always aware of it in no way annuls the other fact that it is so....
William Benjamin Basil King   Category: Unsorted

No matter how desperate the predicament is Im always very much in earnest about clutching my cane straightening my derby hat and fixing my tie even though I have just landed on my head.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Courage

In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men the great difficulty lies in this: You must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Government

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself as public property.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Leadership

Marriage may be compared to a cage: the birds outside frantic to get in and those inside frantic to get out.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Marriage

Comfort zones are plush lined coffins. When you stay in your plush lined coffins you die.
Stan Dale   Category: Unsorted

Sad is his lot who once at least in his life has not been a poet.
Lamartine   Category: Poetry

It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him.
M. Thompson   Category: Happiness

It does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Intolerance

It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If after doing so one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents ones audience with the starting-point and the conclusion one may produce a startling though perhaps a meretricious effect.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Conclusions

Next to God we are indebted to women first for life itself and then for making it worth having.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Woe

There are those who look at things the way they are and ask why. I dream of things that never were and ask why not?
Robert Francis Kennedy   Category: Why

History is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.
James Joyce   Category: History

The first requirement of a statesman is that he be dull. This is not always easy to achieve.
Dean Acheson   Category: Dull

VALOR n. A soldierly compound of vanity duty and the gamblers hope.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Valor

You are wholly complete and your success in life will be in direct proportion to your ability to accept this truth about you.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Success

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton   Category: Attitude

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Rabbi Abraham Heschel   Category: Unsorted

Thought is perhaps the forerunner and even the mother of ideas and ideas are the most powerful and the most useful things in the world.
George Gardner   Category: Thought

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of whats bitter and move on.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Yourself

Amazingly enough almost all the fruits grown in home gardens from strawberries to apricots are members of the same plant family Rosaceae along with such decorative favorites as roses mountain ash flowering quince.... Worldwide there are about 3400 members of this very ancient plant group which exhibit primitive characteristics.
Diane E. Bilderback   Category: Garden

I am the Roman Emperor and am above grammar.
Emperor Sigismund   Category: Grammar

It is easy to embellish the pillars and insert beams in a home but hard to ge the huai tree to grow.
Yuan Yeh   Category: Unsorted

Slow buds the pink dawn like a rose From out nights gray and cloudy sheath; Softly and still it grows and grows Petal by petal leaf by leaf.
Susan Coolidge   Category: Unsorted

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Misfortunes

Says he I am a handsome man but Im a gay deceiver.
George Colman   Category: Unsorted

I cant understand why people are frightened of new ideas. Im frightened of the old ones.
John Cage   Category: Idea

This is the law of the Yukon that only the strong shall thrive; That surely the weak shall perish and only the fit survive.
Robert W. Service   Category: Strength

Though analogy is often misleading it is the least misleading thing we have.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Analogy

Then soon with the emblem of truth overflowing And dripping with coolness it rose from the well.
Samuel Woodworth   Category: Unsorted

No but they gave one to me anyway.
Elden Campbell   Category: Unsorted

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
William O. Douglas   Category: Expectation

Turn up the lights I don't want to go home in the dark.
O. Henry   Category: Last

To pull together is to avoid being pulled apart.
Bob Allisat   Category: Unite

The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Crossman   Category: Unsorted

Man is not fully free unless he is master of himself.
Epictetus   Category: Self

To cook your hare you must first catch it.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Plan

Be civil to all; sociable to many; familiar with few; friend to one; enemy to none.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Civil

If there were nothing else to trouble us the fate of the flowers would make us sad.
John Lancaster Spalding   Category: Unsorted

Underlying great doubt there is great satori where there is thorough questioning there will be thoroughgoing experience of awakening.
Ekaku Hakuin   Category: Unsorted

It is better to create than to be learned; creating is the true essence of life.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Original

There is nothing that wastes the body like worry and one who has any faith in God should be ashamed to worry about anything whatsoever.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Worry

The only real training for leadership is leadership.
Anthony Jay   Category: Leadership

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Friendship

I think there is only one quality worse than hardness of heart and that is softness of head.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Happiness

When you have lived longer in this world and outlived the enthusiastic and pleasing illusions of youth you will find your love and pity for the race increase tenfold your admiration and attachment to a particular party or opinion fall away altogether.
Joseph Henry Shorthouse   Category: Unsorted

Its bizarre that the produce manager is more important to my childrens health than the pediatrician.
Meryl Streep   Category: Unsorted

The cause of Freedom is the cause of God!
William Lisle Bowles   Category: Unsorted

One half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.
Sidney Howard   Category: Know

He prayeth best who loveth best All things both great and small.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Praise

Our youth we can have but to-day We may always find time to grow old.
Bishop George Berkeley   Category: Unsorted

We have all made such a fetish of financial success and forgotten frequently that success of any kind when it does not include success in ones personal relationships is bound in the end to leave both the man and the woman with very little real satisfaction.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Success

Theres nothing much really to say. Were agog.
James McManus   Category: Unsorted

Today a thousand doors of enterprise are open to you inviting you to useful work. To live at this time is an inestimable privilege and a sacred obligation devolves upon you to make right use of your opportunities. Today is the day in which to attempt and achieve something worthwhile.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Work

Life is like a box of chocolates ... you never know what youre gonna get.
Tom Hanks   Category: Chocolate

I think that if ever a mortal heard the voice of God it would be in a garden at the cool of the day.
F. Frankfort Moore   Category: Garden

If thou suffer injustice console thyself; the true unhappiness is in doing it.
Democritus of Abdera   Category: Injury

Farms and in castles in homes studies and cloisters - where sensible people manage to live relatively lusty and decent lives as moral as they must be as free as they may be and as masterly as they can be. If we only knew it this elusive arrangement is happiness.
Erik H. Erikson   Category: Unsorted

Books cannot always please however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.
George Crabbe   Category: Book

He who reigns within himself and rules passions desires and fears is more than a king.
John Milton   Category: Fear

Im afraid youve got a bad egg Mr. Jones Oh no my Lord I assure you! Parts of it are excellent!
Punch   Category: Afraid

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Acceptance

The past the present and the future are really one they are today.
Harriet Beecher Stowe   Category: Future

There is nothing of which men are more liberal than their good advice be their stock of it ever so small; because it seems to carry in it an intimation of their own influence importance or worth.
Edward Young   Category: Advice

As the French say there are three sexesmen women and clergymen.
Sydney Smith   Category: Sex

It is better to give than to lend and it costs about the same.
Sir Philip Gibbs   Category: Borrow

Say the best. Think the rest.
Craig Seibold   Category: Speak

We know next to nothing about virtually everything. It is not necessary to know the origin of the universe; it is necessary to want to know. Civilization depends not on any particular knowledge but on the disposition to crave knowledge.
George F. Will   Category: Civilization

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VII. Nothing is troublesome that we do willingly.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Will

Pretension almost always overdoes the original and hence exposes itself.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Pretension

What do I wear in bed? Why Chanel No. 5 of course.
Marilyn Monroe   Category: Actors

If all men told the truth the tears of the women would create another flood.
Unknown   Category: Cry

The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love they will bloom like flowers.
Thich Nhat Hanh   Category: Flower

We sometimes fear to bring our troubles to God because they must seem small to Him who sitteth on the circle of the earth. But if they are large enough to vex and endanger our welfare they are large enough to touch His heart of love. For love does not measure by a merchants scales not with a surveyors chain. It hath a delicacy... unknown in any handling of material substance.
R. A. Torrey   Category: Unsorted

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Old

It is a foul bird that filleth his own nest.
John Heywood   Category: Home

Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
Christina Baldwin   Category: Unsorted

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But theres a difference for me you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Helen Keller   Category: Death

I would rather be able to appreciate things I can not have than to have things I am not able to appreciate.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Age

What is history but a fable agreed upon?
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: History

To be wronged is nothing unless you continue to remember it.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Wrong

The creator of the universe works in mysterious ways. But he uses a base ten counting system and likes round numbers.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Universe

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Anatole France   Category: Lever

While bright-eyed Science watches round.
Thomas Gray   Category: Unsorted

To grow old is to grow common. Old age equalizes we are aware that what is happening to us has happened to untold numbers from the beginning of time. When we are young we act as if we were the first young people in the world.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Age

To give without any reward or any notice has a special quality of its own.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Give

I don't feel good.
Luther Burbank   Category: Death

The world always had the same bankrupt look to foregoing ages as to us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: World

Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.
Saint Augustine   Category: Love

The purpose of computing is insight not numbers.
Richard Hamming   Category: Unsorted

When love is not madness it is not love.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca   Category: Love

Many men have been capable of doing a wise thing More a cunning thing but very few a generous thing.
Alexander Pope   Category: Capable

I see the beard and cloak but I don't yet see a philosopher. Video barbam et pallium; philosophum nondum video
Aulus Gellius   Category: Unsorted

Walls are so necessary for gardens that even to multiply them I make as many little gardens as I can in the neighborhood of the great one whereby I have not only allfruits or espaliers and shelter which is very considerable; but am also thereby enabled to correct some defects and irregularities which render the garden disagreeable.
De La Quintinye   Category: Unsorted

In accumulating property for ourselves or our posterity in founding a family or a state or acquiring fame even we are mortal; but in dealing with truth we are immortal and need fear no change nor accident.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Truth

All jealousy must be strangled in its birth or time will soon make it strong enough to overcome the truth.
William Davenant   Category: Unsorted

Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Science

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: War

In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Diet

Even when opportunity knocks a man still has to get up off his seat and open the door.
Unknown   Category: Opportunity

The man who works need never be a problem to anyone. Opportunities multiply as they are seized; they die when neglected. Life is a long line of opportunities. Wealth is not in making money but in making the man while he is making money. Production not destruction leads to success.
John Wicker   Category: Unsorted

The mathematicians best work is art a high perfect art as daring as the most secret dreams of imagination clear and limpid. Mathematical genius and artistic genius touch one another.
Gösta Mittag-Leffler   Category: Unsorted

Monotony is the law of nature. Look at the monotonous manner in which the sun rises. The monotony of necessary occupations is exhilarating and lifegiving.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Bore

The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government and a free expression ... by the public vote of all citizens without distinctions of race color occupation or sex is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
Victoria Claffin Woodhull   Category: Unsorted

It is with our passions as it is with fire and water they are good servants but bad masters.
   Category: Passion

They tried to get me I got them first! [Suicide.]
Vachell Lindsay   Category: Last

Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Politics

Vain are the thousand creeds That move men's hearts: unutterably vain; Worthless and withered weeds Or idlest froth amid the boundless main.
Emily Brontë   Category: Creed

A visitor from Mars could easily pick out the civilized nations. They have the best implements of war.
Herbert V. Prochnow   Category: War

In his later reminiscences Ulysses S. Grant roundly condemned the Mexican War in which he had served and even saw the Civil War as a sort of karmic retribution for Americas sins against its southern neighbor: Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself I was bitterly opposed to the measure and to this day regard the war which resulted as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: War

Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.
Dwight Macdonald   Category: Unsorted

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined examined reduced to essentials and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
Stewart Alsop   Category: Computer

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol   Category: Celebrity

It isnt the common man at all who is important; its the uncommon man.
Lady Nancy Astor   Category: Unsorted

There is new strength repose of mind and inspiration in fresh apparel.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Clothes

We as a people seem to be losing all sense of respect for ourselves and our fellow men with the result that in a thoroughly intolerant attitude we hesitate not a minute to secure an organized minority or even a majority to attempt by resolution or law to impose our will on a large body of people in matters where no moral wrong is involved and where liberty is curtailed.
John J. Raskob   Category: Unsorted

Is everybody happy? I want everybody to be happy. I know Im happy.
Ethel Barrymore   Category: Last

The fact that someone says something doesnt mean its true. Doesnt mean theyre lying but it doesnt mean its true.
Carl Edward Sagan   Category: Unsorted

For never never wicked man was wise.
Homer   Category: Necessity

I do not paint a portrait to look like the subject rather does the subject grow to look like his portrait.
Salvador Dali   Category: Art

There is no use whatever trying to help people who do not help themselves. You cannot push anyone up a ladder unless he be willing to climb himself.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Improve

Be more severe to ideas than to actions; do not over look the strength of the bad cause or the weakness of the good.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Idea

The heights by great men reached and kept were not obtained by sudden flight. But they while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night.
Thomas S. Monson   Category: Accomplishment

There is no money to be made at the bottom. Theres no money to made in the middle. But theres a lot to be made at the top.
Martin Zimet   Category: Unsorted

Civilization exists by geological consent subject to change without notice.
Will Durant   Category: Change

Money it turned out was exactly like sex you thought of nothing else if you didnt have it and thought of other things if you did.
James Baldwin   Category: Money

What do you despise? By this are you truly known.
Frank Patrick Herbert   Category: Despise

Barn-yard medicine has not given us any vaccination procedure that really protects against illness but many that endanger the body that even bring death.
Dr. Guttman MD   Category: Unsorted

By and by God caught his eye.
David McCord   Category: Epitaphs

High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Achievement

The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Law

It is the invaluable merit of the great Basle mathematician Leonard Euler to have freed the analytical calculus from all geometric bounds and thus to have established analysis as an independent science which from his time on has maintained an unchallenged leadership in the field of mathematics.
Thomas Reid   Category: Unsorted

Why Madam do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughters? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play and you will have no need of my advice.
John Abernethy   Category: Nature

Nobody ever beats Wales at rugby they just score more points.
Graham Mourie   Category: Unsorted

The supreme end of education is expert discernment in all things - the power to tell the good from the bad the genuine from the counterfeit and to prefer the good and the genuine to the bad and the counterfeit.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Bad

It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not here to worship what is known but to question it.
J. Bronowski   Category: Student

Explanation separates us from astonishment which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.
Eugene Ionesco   Category: Astonish

Good order is the foundation of all things.
Edmund Burke   Category: Order

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all the others.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Gratitude

T is not in mortals to command success But we ll do more Sempronius we ll deserve it.
Joseph Addison   Category: Success

There is only one failure in life possible and that is not to be true to the best one knows.
George Eliot   Category: Life

Law school has been described as a place for the accumulation of learning. First-year students bring some in; third-year students take none away. Hence it accumulates.
Daniel R. White   Category: Unsorted

If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity of fear and of promiscuous misery.
Albert Einstein   Category: Instinct

All for love and nothing for reward.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Love

Plough deep while sluggards sleep.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Ambition

The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.
Hugo La Fayette Black   Category: Church

DEPENDENT adj. Reliant upon anothers generosity for the support which you are not in a position to exact from his fears.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Dependent

Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes exhausts and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide.
John Adams   Category: Democracy

The quality not the longevity of ones life is what is important.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Age

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Born

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   Category: Error

I like long walks especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
Fred Allen   Category: Exercise

IMPARTIAL adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Controversy

To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Unknown   Category: No

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon   Category: Busy

A candle loses nothing of its light by lighting another candle.
Kelly   Category: Help

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Unknown   Category: Miser

Whenever things sound easy it turns out theres one part you didnt hear.
Donald E. Westlake   Category: Unsorted

There's a sucker born every minute.
PhineasTaylor Barnum   Category: Credulity

If we want to make something really superb of the planet there is nothing whatever that can stop us.
Shepherd Mead   Category: Planet

It is our duty as men and women to behave as though limits to our ability do not exist. We are collaborators in creation of the Universe.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   Category: Ability

Nobody can be kinder than the narcissist while you react to life in his own terms.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Ego

Arthur V. Berger commenting on the music of Aaron Copland: Here is at last an American that we may place unapologetically beside the great recognized creative figures of any other country.
Aaron Copland   Category: Unsorted

It is the enemy whom we do not suspect who is the most dangerous.
Fernando Rojas   Category: Unsorted

Data is not information Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not understanding Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll   Category: Knowledge

The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.
Mary McLeod Bethune   Category: Africa

Im focussing on what I havent attained not what I have. A lot has come to me early. I don't want to get consumed with that. Winners live in the present tense. People who come up short are consumed with future or past. I want to be living in the now. My goal is to play one full game in the now but I havent even gotten past the first inning yet. I start thinking about where my mom is or if my dogs have been fed. The average human has 2000 thoughts a day. The really accomplished have 1500 because you can focus longer. I need to learn how to focus longer.
Alexander Emmanuel (Alex) Rodriguez   Category: Youth

Men exist for the sake of one another. Teach them then or bear with them.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Man

The essence of education is the education of the body.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Unsorted

I put tape on my mirrors at my house so I wont accidentally walk through them into another dimension.
Steven Wright   Category: Accidents

The difficulty with businessmen entering politics after theyve had a successful business career is that they want to start at the top.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Business

When against ones will one is high pressured into making a hurried decision the best answer is always No because No is more easily changed to Yes than Yes is changed to No.
Charles E. Nielson   Category: Unsorted

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.
James Albert Michener   Category: Light

Nothing can be created out of nothing. Nil posse creari De nilo.
Lucretius   Category: Creation

People that make puns are like wanton boys that put coppers on the railroad tracks.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Pun

It is a deep-seated belief on the part of almost all Americans that their successes will be better assured as they help to build the success of others
Paul G. Hoffman   Category: Unsorted


Elaine Christensen   Category: Winter

Life is an adventure in forgiveness.
Norman Cousins   Category: Forgive

The whole point of life is to maximize your emotional income. Getting that ball and going is a tremendous physical thrill an ego thrill a personal power satisfaction.
Johnny Blood   Category: Emotion

To rule ones anger is well; to prevent it is still better.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Anger

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody elses money.
Carter Glass   Category: Liberal

All censure of a mans self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Self

The secret of staying young is to live honestly eat slowly and lie about your age.
Lucille Ball   Category: Age

We must be prepared to keep pace with our leaders stride for their every lengthened stride.
M. Russell Ballard   Category: Unsorted

To invent you need a good imagination and a pile of junk.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Illusions

Think not those faithful who praise all thy words and actions but those who kindly reprove thy faults.
Socrates   Category: Friendship

The closest to perfection a person ever comes is when he fills out a job application form.
Stanley J. Randall   Category: Job

To be happy at home is the ultimate result of all Ambition the end to which every enterprise and labor tends and of which every desire prompts the prosecution.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Home

By the deficiency or absence of one necessary constituent all the others being present the soil is rendered barren for all those crops to the life of which that one constituent is indispensable.
Julius von Liebig German physical soil chemist   Category: Unsorted

Of the 2400 species of snakes some 270 species have venom that is harmful but not necessarily fatal to humans. ... However experiments have demonstrated that people from all corners of the planet have adverse physiological responses to sudden sightings of snakes.
Sharon Lovejoy   Category: Unsorted

Regularity in the hours of rising and retiring perseverance in exercise adaptation of dress to the variations of climate simple and nutritious aliment and temperance in all things are necessary branches of the regimen of health.
Lydia Sigourney   Category: Health

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not gives advantage to the danger.
Francis Quarles   Category: Danger

The kiss of the sun for pardon The song of the birds for mirth One is nearer God's Heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney   Category: Garden

In a democracy dissent is an act of faith. Like medicine the test of its value is not in its taste but in its effects.
James William Fulbright   Category: Democracy

A King should die standing.
Louis XVIII   Category: Last

Everyone is in the best seat.
John Cage   Category: Life

Of my two handicaps being female put many more obstacles in my path than being black.
Shirley Chisholm   Category: Black

If all the good people were clever And all the clever people were good The world would be nicer than ever We thought that it possibly could. But somehow tis seldom or ner The two hit it off as they should The good are so harsh to the clever The clever so rude to the good!
Elizabeth Wordsworth   Category: Unsorted

That God once loved a garden we learn in Holy writ. And seeing gardens in the Spring I well can credit it.
Winifred Mary Letts   Category: Unsorted

SABBATH n. A weekly festival having its origin in the fact that God made the world in six days and was arrested on the seventh.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Sabbath

His tenderness in the springing grass His beauty in the flowers His living love in the sun above All here and near and ours!
Samuel Gilman   Category: Unsorted

The absent are never without fault nor the present without excuses.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Absent

In a free country there is much clamor with little suffering; in a despotic state there is little complaint But much suffering.
Carnot   Category: Unsorted

We dance round in a ring and suppose But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost   Category: Cynic

Very often when I haven't faith in my faith I have to have faith in His faith. He makes me believe in myself and my possibilities when I simply can't. I have to rise to His faith in me. A woman who was inwardly collapsed said to me Well I have no fai
Eli Stanley Jones   Category: Death

You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply with greater vision with a finer spirit of hope and achievement. You are here to enrich the world and you impoverish yourself if you forget the errand.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: World

The better part of valor is discretion.
William Shakespeare   Category: Discretion

A reply to a question about how he got his expertise: By studying the masters and not their pupils.
Niels H. Abel   Category: Unsorted

To follow truth as blind men long for light To do my best from dawn of day till night To keep my heart fit for His holy sight And answer when He calls. This is my task.
Maude Louise Ray   Category: Unsorted

War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have the courage to face it.
Benito Mussolini   Category: War

Nuclear war begins I believe in our hearts. And that is where it must end.
Raymond C. Hunthausen   Category: Unsorted

I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Rights

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Albert Einstein   Category: Death

Armed neutrality.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Unsorted

It is in games that many men discover their paradise.
Robert Lynd   Category: Unsorted

Utility is our national shibboleth: the savior of the American businessman is fact and his uterine half-brother statistics.
Mason Cooley   Category: Business

What I don't like about office Christmas parties is looking for a job the next day.
Phyllis Diller   Category: Christmas

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
Allan Bloom   Category: Prejudice

One of a kind.
Bernard (Buddy) Rich   Category: Unsorted

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
Norbert Wiener   Category: Progress

The quickest and shortest way to crush whatever laurels you have won is for you to rest on them.
Donald P. Jones   Category: Unsorted

Who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Adventure

Thought is the labor of the intellect reverie is its pleasure.
Victor Hugo   Category: Reverie

The superior man is distressed by the limitation of his ability; he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability he has.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Ability

The miserable hath no other medicine but only hope.
William Shakespeare   Category: Miser

Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
Victor Hugo   Category: Youth

The compact which exists between the North and the South is a covenant with death and an agreement with hell.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Unsorted

Ive had a wonderful time but this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Time

Work is what you do for others Liebchen Art is what you do for yourself.
Stephen Joshua Sondheim   Category: Unsorted

... is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.
Frank Patrick Herbert   Category: Unsorted

Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Style

To err is dysfunctional to forgive co-dependent.
Berton Averre   Category: Error

Ive seen things you people wouldnt believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Ive watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All these moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.
Roy Baty   Category: Unsorted

When did I realize I was God? Well I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
   Category: Praise

Think all you speak but speak not all you think. Thoughts are your own; your words are so no more.
Patrick Delany   Category: Speak

Set your expectations high; find men and women whose integrity and values you respect; get their agreement on a course of action; and give them your ultimate trust.
John Akers   Category: Expectation

PREFERENCE n. A sentiment or frame of mind induced by the erroneous belief that one thing is better than another.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Belief

'Tis all a Checkerboard of Nights and Days Where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves and mates and stays And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Games

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Civilization

Adversity will surface in every life. How we meet it makes the difference.
Marvin J. Ashton   Category: Adversity

Unhappiness does make people look stupid.
Anatole France   Category: Stupidity

Live dangerously and you live right.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Live

The weakness of humanity is our blindness a cultural blind spot which some call ignorance in which a selfish and immature ego claims the world as ours and prevents us from seeing ourselves as a part of the world. Kinship with all life is a biological (evolutionary) fact but our culture ways of doing perceiving and relating blind us to this reality.
Dr. Michael W. Fox   Category: Unsorted

Try praising your wife even if it does frighten her at first.
Billy Sunday   Category: Wife

Theres a sucker born every minute.
Phineas T. Barnum   Category: Born

You cant make up anything anymore. The world itself is a satire. All youre doing is recording it.
Art Buchwald   Category: History

If you don't want to work you have to work to earn enough money so that you wont have to work.
Ogden Nash   Category: Work

Whatever you have spend less.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Unsorted

A broken heart is what makes life so wonderful five years later when you see the guy in an elevator and he is fat and smoking a cigar and saying Long Time No See.
Phyllis Battelle   Category: Love

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James   Category: Misfortunes

If you believe the noises of the world rather than the silences of your soul you will be lost.
Neale Donald Walsch   Category: Unsorted

Life begins when we begin and each day we ought to be born again.
Sterling W. Sill   Category: Unsorted

It is as hard to see oneself as to look backwards without turning around.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: See

We ought to do good to others as simply as a horse runs or a bee makes honey or a vine bears grapes season after season without thinking of the grapes it has borne.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Good

You cannot train a horse with shouts and expect it to obey a whisper.
Dagobert D. Runes   Category: Unsorted

By the work one knows the workman.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Work

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   Category: Friendship

Muddy the water.
Proverb   Category: Confuse

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed its the only thing that ever has.
Margaret Mead   Category: Never

'Twas a sheep not a lamb that strayed away In the parable Jesus told; A grown-up sheep that had gone astray From the ninety and none in the fold. Out on the hillside out in the cold Twas a sheep the good shepherd sought And back to the flock safe in the fold Twas a sheep the good shepherd brought. And why for the sheep should we earnestly long And a earnestly hope and pray Because there is danger if they go astray. For the lambs will follow the sheep you know Wherever the sheep may stray; When the sheep go wrong it will not be long Till the lambs are as wrong as they. And so with the sheep we earnestly plead For the sake of the lambs today; If the lambs are lost; what a terrible cost Some sheep will have to pay.
C. D. Miller   Category: Unsorted

In the attitude of silence the soul finds the path in an clearer light and what is elusive and deceptive resolves itself into crystal clearness. Our life is a long and arduous quest after Truth.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Soul

If you intend to work there is no better place than right where you are; if you do not intend to go to work you cannot get along anywhere. Squirming and crawling from place to place can do no good.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Work


Ayn Rand   Category: Insanity

This goin ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Death

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when youre busy interrupting.
Mark Twain   Category: Conversation

Kids views are often just as valid as the teachers. The best teachers are the ones that know that.
Morley Saefer   Category: Unsorted

What a new face courage puts on everything!
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Courage

Half of the modern drugs could well be thrown out of the window except that the birds might eat them.
Dr. Martin Henry Fischer   Category: Bird

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing whats right.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Morality

Died of wounds inflicted in error by his own troops at the battle of Chancellorsville during the US Civil War. Let us cross over the river and sit in the shade of the trees.
Thomas Jonathan Jackson   Category: Unsorted

The law is reason free from passion.
Aristotle   Category: Law

You can learn little from victory. You can learn everything from defeat.
Christy Mathewson   Category: Defeat

Government of man by man in every form is oppression.
Pierre Joseph   Category: Government

Service ... Giving what you don't have to give. Giving when you don't need to give. Giving because you want to give.
Damien Hess   Category: Unsorted

Sleep riches and health to be truly enjoyed must be interrupted.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Enjoyment

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Military

Temptation usually comes in through a door that has deliberately been left open.
Unknown   Category: Temptation

It is better to be violent if there is violence in our hearts than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Nonviolence

The highest happiness on earth is marriage. Every man who is happily married is a successful man even if he has failed in everything else.
William Lyon Phelps   Category: Unsorted

That subtle knot which makes us man: So must pure lovers souls descend T affections and to faculties Which sense may reach and apprehend Else a great Prince in prison lies.
John Donne   Category: Man

If a sufficient number of people who wanted to stop war really did gather together they would first of all begin by making war upon those who disagreed with them. And it is still more certain that they would make war on people who also want to stop wars but in another way.
George Gurdjieff   Category: Peace

George the First was always reckoned Vile but viler George the Second; And what mortal ever heard Any good of George the Third? When from earth the Fourth descended God be praised the Georges ended!
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Kindness

There was thunder There was lightning Then the stars went out And the moon fell from the sky.
Tom Waits   Category: Unsorted

As a matter of self-preservation a man needs good friends or ardent enemies for the former instruct him and the latter take him to task.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Endure

Pleasures riches honor and joy are sure to have care disgrace adversity and affliction in their train. There is no pleasure without pain no joy without sorrow. O the folly of expecting lasting felicity in a vale of tears or a paradise in a ruined world.
Gotthold   Category: Opposite

Ive had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Insults

Virtue has need of limits.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Virtue

The worlds crazy when it comes to beauty.
Richard David Bach   Category: Beauty

A God all mercy is a God unjust.
Edward Young   Category: Mercy

While All is in THE ALL it is equally true that THE ALL is in the All.
Unknown   Category: Eloquence

A coward turns away but a brave mans choice is danger.
Euripides   Category: Danger

To know things as they are is better than to believe things as they seem.
Tom Wicker   Category: Love

Our lives teach us who we are.
Salman Rushdie   Category: Unsorted

A peace that comes from fear and not from the heart is the opposite of peace.
Levi ben Gershon   Category: Fear

Old gardeners never die. They just spade away and then throw in the trowel.
Herbert V. Prochnow   Category: Computer

Mrs. Delany describes her first meeting with the Queen thus: The King desired me to show the Queen one of my books of plants. She seated herself in the gallery; a table and the book laid before her. I kept my distance till she called me to ask some questions about the mosaic paper work and as I stood before Her Majesty the King set a chair behind me. I turned with some confusion and hesitation on receiving so great an honour when the Queen said- Mrs. Delany sit down sit down; it is not every lady that has a chair brought her by a King. So I obeyed.
Mrs. Delany   Category: Unsorted

Friendships the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
Nahum Tate   Category: Unsorted

With this Ring I thee wed with my body I thee worship and with all my worldly goods I thee endow.
Book of Common Prayer   Category: Lever

O help me Father in heaven to overcome and resist temptation in every form or shape.
Emmeline B. Wells   Category: Unsorted

To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Courage

Nobody can be exactly like me. Sometimes even I have trouble doing it.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Ego

For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of our tasks; the ultimate the last test and proof the work for which all other work is but preparation.
Rainer Maria Rilke   Category: Love

The power is yours but not the sight; You see not upon what you tread; You have the ages for your guide But not the wisdom to be led.
Edwin A. Robinson   Category: Unsorted

Never do today what you can put off till tomorrow.
Matthew Browne   Category: Today

A person often meets his destiny on the road he took to avoid it.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Destiny

Life is all memory except for the present moment that goes by so quick you hardly catch it going.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Life

If I have not seen as far as others it is because giants were standing on my shoulders.
Hal Abelson   Category: Others

Medicine is an art and attends to the nature and constitution of the patient and has principles of action And reason in each case.
Plato   Category: Medicine

It is the penalty of fame that a man must ever keep rising. Get a reputation and then go to bed is the absurdest of all maxims. Keep up a reputation or go to bed would be nearer the truth.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Reputation

Gardening takes a plot of land a hoe and willing muscles. Scratching the soil harvesting garden fruits are peaceful results. With a garden there is hope.
Grace Firth   Category: Unsorted

Say first of God above or man below What can we reason but from what we know?
Alexander Pope   Category: God

Show me a man with both feet on the ground and Ill show you a man who cant get his pants on.
Joe E. Lewis   Category: Golf

The opportunity for the average workman to rise to the management positions in industry was never better than it is today. These opportunities will continue to grow in the next decade. If the average intelligent and honest workman supplements his practical work experience with study of the general problems of business he will find privileged opportunities and promotion awaiting him.
Henry H. Heimann   Category: Unsorted

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.
Ruth Fulton Benedict   Category: Editor

The simplest way to stop a flamewar is to breathe deeply swallow your bile and just LET an idiot have the last word.
Daniel Walker   Category: Unsorted

Justice is itself the great standing policy of civil society; and any eminent departure from it under any circumstances lies under the suspicion of being no policy at all.
Edmund Burke   Category: Civil

Good women always think it is their fault when someone else is being offensive. Bad women never take the blame for anything.
Anita Brookner   Category: Fault

I play in the low 80s. If its any hotter than that I wont play.
Joe E. Louis   Category: Golf

Build your reputation by helping other people build theirs.
   Category: Help

ZIGZAG v.t. To move forward uncertainly from side to side as one carrying the white mans burden. (From zed z and jag an Icelandic word of unknown meaning.)
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Zigzag

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
Albert Einstein   Category: Murder

Search others for their virtues and thyself for thy vices.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Virtue

Never tell a young person that something can not be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing.
Dr. J. A. Holmes   Category: Impossible

The sun and the moon and the stars would have disappeared long ago ... had they happened to be within the reach of predatory human hands.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Housework

Two birds disputed about a kernel when a third swooped down and carried it off.
Proverb   Category: Quarrels

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
John H. Patterson   Category: Business

Blow blow thou winter wind! Thou art not so unkind As mans ingratitude.
William Shakespeare   Category: Wind

A kiss may not be the truth but it is what we wish were true.
Steve Martin   Category: Kissing

Memory is like an orgasm. Its a lot better if you don't have to fake it.
Seymore Cray   Category: Fake

From forty to fifty a man is at heart either a stoic or a satyr.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero   Category: Age

Where beauty is worshipped for beautys sake as a goddess independent of and superior to morality and philosophy the most horrible putrefaction is apt to set in. The lives of the aesthetes are the far from edifying commentary on the religion of beauty.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Beauty

The best way to keep your friends is not to give them away.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Friendship

The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed [and hence clamorous to be led to safety] by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins all of them imaginary.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Politics

Not to be a socialist at twenty is proof of want of heart; to be one at thirty is proof of want of head.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Unsorted

Im not a driven businessman but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
Lord Acton   Category: Art

Western society has accepted as unquestionable a technological imperative that is quite as arbitrary as the most primitive taboo: not merely the duty to foster invention and constantly to create technological novelties but equally the duty to surrender to these novelties unconditionally just because they are offered without respect to their human consequences.
Lewis Mumford   Category: Technology

Men in great place are thrice servants: servants of the sovereign or state servants of fame and servants of business.
Francis Bacon   Category: Servant

That so few now dare to be eccentric marks the chief danger of the time.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Indispensable

You are not a fool just because you have done something foolish only if the folly of it escapes you.
Jim Fiebig   Category: Fool

A good garden may have some weeds.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Garden

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 Beattie   Category: Education

To fish in troubled waters.
Matthew Henry   Category: Unsorted

You could have an experience with the gift of the Holy Ghost today. You could begin a private prayer with thanks. You could start to count your blessings and then pause for a moment. If you exercise faith and with the gift of the Holy Ghost you will find that memories of other blessings will flood into your mind. If you begin to express gratitude for each of them your prayer may take a little longer than usual. Remembrance will come. And so will gratitude. You could try the same thing as you write an entry in your book of remembrance. The Holy Ghost has helped with that since the beginning of time. You remember in the record of Moses it says: And a book of remembrance was kept in the which was recorded in the language of Adam for it was given unto as many as called upon God to write by the spirit of inspiration. (Moses 6:5.)
Henry B. Eyring   Category: Faith

On the stage he was natural simple affecting; T was only that when he was off he was acting.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Acquaintance

No man is rich enough to buy back his past.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Past

A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves consisting of many and various and powerful interests combined into one mass and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.
John C. Calhoun   Category: Government

I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day.
Vincent Van Gogh   Category: Night

There may be Peace without Joy and Joy without Peace but the two combined make Happiness.
Sir John Buchan   Category: Happiness

The price of Justice is eternal publicity.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Justice

Whatever you are by nature keep to it; never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for and you will succeed; be anything else and you will be ten thousand times worse than nothing.
Sydney Smith   Category: Housework

One should count each day a separate life.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Day

When the mind is disturbed it is attracted by ten thousand things. With attraction craving will arise. With craving the desire to obtain things to satisfy craving will emerge. The mind that desires is rooted in earthly existence and is controlled by the pa-kua of Later Heaven.
   Category: Desire

Harry doesnt flinch as he points his Magnum at the threatening criminal and taunts him: Go ahead make my day.
Clinton 'Clint' Eastwood Jr.   Category: Unsorted

What the world has to eradicate is fear and ignorance.
Jan Garrigue Masaryk   Category: Unsorted

You can kill a man but you cant kill an idea.
Medgar Evers   Category: Death

There are two kinds of geniuses. The characteristic of the one is roaring but the lightning is meagre and rarely strikes; the other kind is characterized by reflection by which it constrains itself or restrains the roaring. But the lightning is all the more intense; with the speed and sureness of lightning it hits the selected particular points and is fatal.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Better

Absence doth sharpen love presence strengthens it; the one brings fuel the other blows it till it burns clear.
Thomas Overbury   Category: Unsorted

Talk about people whove lied to us about policy matters you know trading arms for hostages or I wont raise your taxes and those lies affect my life. Clintons lie doesnt affect my life.
Eleanor Clift   Category: Unsorted

The heros will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism.
Ortega y Gassett   Category: Scorn

A diplomat is a person who: always knows what to talk about but doesnt always talk about what he knows. always tries to settle problems created by other diplomats. can always make himself misunderstood. can bring home the bacon without spilling the beans. can say the nastiest things in the nicest way. can tell you to go to hell so tactfully that you look forward to the trip. comes right out and says what he thinks when he agrees with you. divides his time between running for office and running for cover. lets you do all the talking while he gets what he wants. puts his cards on the table but still has some up each sleeve. will lay down your life for his country.
Brother Kostya Kekhaev   Category: God

The more complete the despotism the more smoothly all things move on the surface.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton   Category: Woe

Penny saved is a penny got.
Henry Fielding   Category: Penny

If all printers were determined not to print anything till they were sure it would offend nobody there would be very little printed.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Newspaper

Seldom do we realize that the world is practically no thicker to us than the print of our footsteps on the path. Upon that surface we walk and act our comedy of life and what is beneath is nothing to us. But it is out from that under-world from the dead and the unknown from the cold moist ground that these green blades have sprung.
Richard Jefferies   Category: Unsorted

If you believe that discrimination exists it will.
   Category: Belief

Live not as though there were a thousand years ahead of you. Fate is at your elbow; make yourself good while life and power are still yours.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Yourself

Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
Unknown   Category: Pleasant

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isnt the work he is supposed to be doing.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Work

Let every Christian be a gardener so that he and she and the whole of creation which groans in expectation of the Spirits final harvest may inherit Paradise. If we Christians truly treasure the hope that one day we like Adam and the penitent thief will walk alongside the One who caused even the dead wood of the Cross to blossom with flowers then we must also imitate the Masters art and make the desolate earth grow green.
Vigen Guroian   Category: Christianity

Try not to become a man of success but rather to become a man of value. He is considered successful in our day who gets more out of life than he puts in. But a man of value will give more than he receives.
Albert Einstein   Category: Success

A man must be big enough to admit his mistakes smart enough to profit from them and strong enough to correct them.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Mistake

The squeaky wheel gets the grease.
Proverb   Category: Complacency

SAW n. A trite popular saying or proverb. (Figurative and colloquial.) So called because it makes its way into a wooden head. Following are examples of old saws fitted with new teeth.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Proverb

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch   Category: Children

Its failings notwithstanding there is much to be said in favor of journalism in that by giving us the opinion of the uneducated it keeps us in touch with the ignorance of the community.
Unknown   Category: Journalism

Bear all and do nothing Hear all and say nothing Abandon all and be nothing.
Hazrat Inayat Khan   Category: Committee

If you play it safe you stagnate is this league. Maybe well bust but if we hit it well hit it big.
Jimmy Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Aim for the stars and maybe youll reach the sky.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Aim

The philosophers have only interpreted the world; the thing however is to change it.
Karl Marx   Category: Change

The brook would lose its song if you removed the rocks.
Fred Beck   Category: Trouble

Walking on water.
Proverb   Category: Walk

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Aristophanes   Category: Quick

The moment we want to believe something we suddenly see all the arguments for it and become blind to the arguments against it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Against

My mother didnt breast-feed me. She said she liked me as a friend.
Rodney Dangerfield   Category: Unsorted

Pseudonym of Émile Auguste Chartier
Alain   Category: Unsorted

My occupation now I suppose is jail inmate.
Unibomber Theodore Kaczynski   Category: Jail

All I want is the same thing you want. To have a nation with a government that is as good and honest and decent and competent and compassionate and as filled with love as are the American people.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Water

In spite of his practical ability some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
George Eliot   Category: Quotations

Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace like a clock in a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Quiet

The strongest evidence that we can obtain for the validity of a proposed induction method is that it yields results that are in accord with intuitive evaluations in many different kinds of situations in which we have strong intuitive ideas.
Ray J. Solomonoff   Category: Unsorted


Thomas S. Monson   Category: Seasons

When youre young try to be realistic; as you get older become idealistic. Youll live longer.
   Category: Community

It is a folly to expect men to do all that they may reasonably be expected to do.
Richard Whately   Category: Do

Most men when they think they are thinking are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Knute Rockne   Category: People

Studious of ease and fond of humble things.
Ambrose Philips   Category: Unsorted

First and foremost your ability to achieve success at a targeted predetermined goal will be a direct function of the degree of consistent intensity which drives the momentum of your efforts.
Pete Johnson   Category: Goals

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
William Maxwell   Category: Happiness

War is not nice.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: War

Self sacrifice is the real miracle out of which all the reported miracles grow.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Volunteer

The devils most devilish when respectable.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   Category: Devil

The harder you work the luckier you get.
Gary Player   Category: Work

In Answer To Birth Control Where would we be And what would we do If the Lord had decided That he'd stop at two!
Julie Ann Hill   Category: Unsorted

Cats are intended to teach us that not everything in nature has a function.
Garrison Keillor   Category: Cat

I saw two clouds at morning Tinged by the rising sun And in the dawn they floated on And mingled into one.
John G. C. Brainard   Category: Unsorted

Discipline is the soul of an army. It makes small numbers formidable procures success to the weak and esteem to all.
George Washington   Category: Army

I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke and found that life was Duty. Was thy dream then a shadowy lie? Toil on poor heart unceasingly; And thou shalt find thy dream to be A truth and noonday light to thee.
Ellen Sturgis Hooper   Category: Duty

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
James Madison   Category: Knowledge

The ultimate indignity is to be given a bedpan by a stranger who calls you by your first name.
Maggie Kuhn   Category: Hospital

It is how one responds to the imperfections of others that will determine ones growth.
Lucille Johnson   Category: Unsorted

With increased opportunity comes increased stress. The stress comes from multiple conflicting demands and very little in the way of role models.
Madeline Hemmings   Category: Model

True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: Patriotism

Its not whether you get knocked down. Its whether you get up again.
Vincent Lombardi   Category: Adversity

While I thought that I was learning how to live I have been learning how to die.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Death

In all thy humors whether grave or mellow Thou art such a touchy testy pleasant fellow; Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee That theres no living with thee or without thee.
Martial   Category: Character

Few sinners are saved after the fiirst twenty minutes of a sermon.
Mark Twain   Category: Serious

The successful people are the ones who can think up things for the rest of the world to keep busy at.
Don Marquis   Category: Success

Most people would sooner die than think; in fact they do so.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Death

We owe something to extravagance for thrift and adventure seldom go hand in hand.
Jenny Jerome Churchill   Category: Extravagance

If we let people see that kind of thing there would never again be any war.
Unidentified Pentagon Official   Category: Unsorted

When I make a feast I would my guests should praise it not the cooks.
Sir John Harington   Category: Unsorted

It is not from the benevolence of the butcher the brewer or the baker that we expect our dinner but from their regard to their own interest. We address ourselves not to their humanity but to their self-love and never talk to them of our necessities but of their advantages.
Adam Smith   Category: Self

For the cause that lacks assistance For the wrong that needs resistance For the future in the distance And the good that I can do.
George Linnæus Banks   Category: Unsorted

If it helps to make people think a little bit more what those ideals are then Ill keep wearing this uniform. After being rejected for wearing her Star Fleet uniform to court 1996
Barbara Adams   Category: Unsorted

Give to every other human being every right that you claim for yourself that is my doctrine.
Thomas Paine   Category: Rights

Pride is said to be the last vice the good man gets clear of.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Pride

What luck for the rulers that men do not think.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Rule

If I can make you think Im King Kong Ive won the match.
Lynette Love   Category: Unsorted

Be always more ready to forgive than to return an injury; he that watches for an opportunity of revenge lieth in wait against himself and draweth down mischief on his own head.
Akhenaton   Category: Forgive

In every truth the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.
Asa Philip Randolph   Category: Truth

Pseudonym of Letitia Elizabeth Landon
L.E.L.   Category: Unsorted

As clear as a whistle.
John Byrom   Category: Confuse

Every creator painfully experiences the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Creation

Against stupidity the very gods Themselves contend in vain.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Stupidity

A fellow doesnt last long on what he has done. Hes got to keep on delivering as he goes along.
Carl Hubbell   Category: Unsorted

You can use all the quantitative data you can get but you still have to distrust it and use your own intelligence and judgment.
Alvin Toffler   Category: Unsorted

To enjoy the flavor of life take big bites.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Big

If theres a book you want to read but it hasnt been written yet then you must write it.
Toni Morrison   Category: Writing

[They] like to pretend they live in a universe where there are no facts everything is a matter of opinion and all opinions are equally valid. And of course they do live in just such a universe. Unfortunately it exists entirely inside their own poorly-stocked minds.
Dr. Rory Coker   Category: Unsorted

Reality is the only word in the English language that should always be used in quotes.
Unknown   Category: Reality

Some people change their ways when they see the light; others when they feel the heat.
Caroline Schroeder   Category: Change

Things which you don't hope happen more frequently than things which you do hope.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Hope

It is the nature of ambition to make men liars and cheats to hide the truth in their breasts and show like jugglers another thing in their mouths to cut all friendships and enmities to the measure of their own interest and to make a good countenance without the help of good will.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Ambition

Conventional people are roused to fury by departure from convention largely because they regard such departure as a criticism of themselves.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Conventional

Daughters of God know that it is the nurturing nature of women that can bring everlasting blessings and they live to cultivate this divine attribute.
Margaret D. Nadauld   Category: Unsorted

A man is happy so long as he chooses to be happy and nothing can stop him.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Category: Choice

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope soft underfoot without sudden turnings without milestones without signposts.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Hell

There is a law that man should love his neighbor as himself. In a few hundred years it should be as natural to mankind as breathing or the upright gait; but if he does not learn it he must perish.
Alfred Adler   Category: Love

Good night; ensured release Imperishable peace Have these for yours. * While sky and sea and land And earths foundations stand And heaven endures. *These three lines are on the tablet over Housmans grave in the parish church at Ludlow Shropshire England.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Epitaphs

If the Romans had been obliged to learn Latin they would never have found time to conquer the world.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Rome

The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Capable

Poetry ennobles the heart and the eyes and unveils the meaning of all things upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. It discovers the secret rays of the universe and restores to us forgotten paradises.
Dame Edith Sitwell   Category: Poetry

Mind is the great lever of all things; human thought is the process by which human ends are ultimately answered.
Daniel Webster   Category: Lever

GOOD adj. Sensible madam to the worth of this present writer. Alive sir to the advantages of letting him alone.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Good

Meet success like a gentleman and disaster like a man.
Frederick Edwin Smith Lord Birkenhead   Category: Unsorted

There is no such thing as good influence.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Immorality

The strong man meets his crisis with the most practical tools at hand. They may not be the best tools but they are available which is all-important. He would rather use them such as they are than do nothing.
Raymond Clapper   Category: Unsorted

The finest works of art are precious among other reasons because they make it possible for us to know if only imperfectly and for a little while what it actually feels like to think subtly and feel nobly.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Art

Expect your every need to be met expect the answer to every problem expect abundance on every level expect to grow spiritually.
Eileen Caddy   Category: Unsorted

Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Success

Men are rewarded or punished not for what they do but for how their acts are defined. That is why men are more interested in better justifying themselves than in better behaving themselves.
Thomas S. Szasz   Category: Man

When we have second thoughts about something our first thoughts don't seem like thoughts at all just feelings.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Feelings

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty the jury would never hear the evidence.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Court

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants and for peace like retarded pygmies.
Lester Bowles Pearson   Category: Peace

May we be good to plants and flowers. May we take fine care of the places where they grow. Earth wont have to shake and flood and burn so fiercely then. The world will be more wideawake and tuneful a place where children all beings can bloom.
Maggie Streincrohn Davis   Category: Unsorted

If you prick us do we not bleed? If you tickle us do we not laugh? If you poison us do we not die? and if you wrong us shall we not revenge?
William Shakespeare   Category: Trouble

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin   Category: Gentle

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Business

Black holes are where God divided by zero.
Steven Wright   Category: God

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Woe

To be what we are and to become what we are capable of becoming is the only end of life.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Life

Natures first green is gold.
Proverb   Category: First

The equilibrium that each mother-daughter pair finds will be as different as their personalities. Some will never be comfortable as buddies no matter how much they respect each other.
Jennifer Kaylin   Category: Unsorted

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.
   Category: Children

We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration for in doing so we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents.
Justice William J. Brennan Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Time is the longest distance between two places.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Distance

America! half-brother of the world! With something good and bad of every land.
Philip James Bailey   Category: Ambition

In the next century it will be the early mechanical bird which get the first plastic worm out of the artificial grass.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Unsorted

Wisdom too often never comes and so one ought not to reject it merely because it comes late.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: Late

If you have only two or three things that you can enjoy and they are things which time and decay may remove from you what are you going to do in old age?
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Enjoyment

The wish to spread those opinions that we hold conducive to our own welfare is so deeply rooted in the English character that few of us can escape its influence.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Influence

The mind is seldom quickened to very vigorous operations but by pain or the dread of pain. We do not disturb ourselves with the detection of fallacies which do us no harm.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Action

Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Understand

We cant cross a bridge until we come to it; but I always like to lay down a pontoon ahead of time.
Bernard Mannes Baruch   Category: Ahead

Faith is not trying to believe something regardless of the evidence; faith is daring something regardless of the consequences.
Sherwood Eddy   Category: Faith

Force never moves in a straight line but always in a curve vast as the universe and therefore eventually returns whence it issued forth but upon a higher arc for the universe has progressed since it started.
Kabbalah   Category: Unsorted

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
Jack Kerouac   Category: Advice

There are three kinds of lies: Lies Damn Lies and Statistics.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Lever

Set about doing good to somebody. Put on your hat and go and visit the sick and poor of your neighborhood; inquire into their circumstances and minister to their wants. Seek out the desolate and afflicted and oppressed and tell them of the consolations of religion. I have often tried this method and have always found it the best medicine for a heavy heart.
Howard   Category: Unsorted

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Ingenuity

Zacharia Johnson argued that the new Constitution could never result in religious persecution or other oppression because: The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them.
Zacharia Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Automobiles

College isnt the place to go for ideas.
Helen Keller   Category: College

To be happy one must rid oneself of prejudice be virtuous healthy and have a capacity for enjoyment and for passion ...
Madam du Châtelet   Category: Unsorted

Theres times when I just have to quit thinking ... and the only way I can quit thinking is by shopping.
Tammy Faye Bakker   Category: Unsorted

Ruby: Andy looks a bit weary Flolooks real burdened down. Flo: Youre right Rube--poor little devil... Ruby: Theres nothin as heavy as empty pockets! Flo: Isnt it the truth.
Alfred Gerald Al Capp   Category: Unsorted

Verily the reward is as great as the misfortune; that is the more unfortunate and calamitous one is the greater and more perfect his reward. And verrily when God loveth a people He entangleth it in misfortune; therefore he who is resigned to the plesure of God in misfortune for him is Gods favor.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Punish

The free expression of opinion as experience has taught us is the safety-valve of passion. The noise of the rushing steam when it escapes alarms the timid; but it is the sign that we are safe. The concession of reasonable privilege anticipates the growth of furious-appetite.
Herbert John Gladstone   Category: Unsorted

All things short and ugly All creatures short and squat All things green and gangrenous The Lord God made the lot.
Monty Python   Category: Unsorted

Though boys throw stones at frogs in sport the frogs do not die in sport but in earnest.
Bion   Category: Unsorted

Who overcomes By force hath overcome but half his foe.
John Milton   Category: Force

Some people can stay longer in an hour than others can in a week.
William Dean Howells   Category: Time

Ah the patter of little feet around the house. Theres nothing like having a midget for a butler.
W. C. Fields   Category: Servant

The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.
Willard Gibbs   Category: All

All the wild ideas of unbalanced agitators the world over in their ignorant and pitiable quest for happiness through revolution confiscation of property and crime cannot overthrow the eternal truth that the one route to happiness through property or government is over the broad and open highway of service. And service always means industry thrift respect for authority and recognition of the rights of others.
W. G. Sibley   Category: Unsorted

Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Amass

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 their character though few can decypher even fragments of their meaning.
Lydia Maria Child   Category: Unsorted

Aristotle maintained that women have fewer teeth than men; although he was twice married it never occurred to him to verify this statement by examining his wives mouths.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Woe

Im not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs. Requesting an epidural in advance of childbirth.
Madonna   Category: Unsorted

There is such a choice of difficulties that I am myself at a loss how to determine.
James Wolfe   Category: Unsorted

All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Writing

I have a terrific headache. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Last

To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness.
Sydney Smith   Category: Love

Your manuscript is both good and original; But the part that is good is not original And the part that is original is not good.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Crisis

Most great men and women are not perfectly rounded in their personalities but are instead people whose one driving enthusiasm is so great it makes their faults seem insignificant.
Charles A. Cerami   Category: Enthusiasm

Falsehood is invariably the child of fear in one form or another.
Aleister Crowley   Category: Lever

The only bad thing about keeping on burning your bridges Behind you is that the world is round.
Labhesh Patel   Category: Bridge

Start writing a new chapter for if you live by the book youll never make history.
Ben Sobel   Category: Unsorted

Test pilots have a litmus test for evaluating problems. When something goes wrong they ask Is this thing still flying? If the answer is yes then theres no immediate danger no need to overreact.
Alan L. Bean   Category: Unsorted

The only right is what is after my constitution; the only wrong is what is against it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Good

ROBBER n. A candid man of affairs.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Crime

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!
Charles Edwin Markham   Category: Love

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
Cordell Hull   Category: Insults

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier   Category: Laugh

It is proof of a base and low mind for one to wish to think with the masses or majority merely because the majority is the majority. Truth does not change because it is or is not believed by a majority of the people.
Giordano Bruno   Category: Mind

A diplomat these days is nothing but a head-waiter whos allowed to sit down occasionally.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Unsorted

Trust him not with your secrets who when left alone in your room turns over your papers.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Secret

PIANO n. A parlor utensil for subduing the impenitent visitor. It is operated by pressing the keys of the machine and the spirits of the audience.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Piano

The quarrels of lovers are the renewal of love.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Love

Most writers regard the truth as their most valuable possession and therefore are most economical in its use.
Unknown   Category: Truth

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
Ray Knight   Category: Concentration

What Great Britain calls the Far East is to us the near north.
Sir Robert Gordon Menzies   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: God

Gamesmanship or The Art of Winning Games without actually Cheating.
Stephen Potter   Category: Unsorted

The human brain is incapable of creating anything which is really complex.
Kolmogorov   Category: Unsorted

A party of order or stability and a party of progress or reform are both necessary elements of a healthy state of political life.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Politics

It is man who has fallen not the beasts: that is the message even for the irreligious and to some extent salvation can be measured by his very treatment of them.
Roy Broadbent Fuller   Category: Unsorted

There is only one nature the division into science and engineering is a human imposition not a natural one. Indeed the division is a human failure; it reflects our limited capacity to comprehend the whole.
Bill Wulf   Category: Engineer

One must marry ones feelings to ones beliefs and ideas. That is probably the only way to achieve a measure of harmony in ones life.
Etty Hilsum   Category: Belief

A mans friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Friendship

A job worth doing be it great or small Is worth doing well or not at all.
Reed Budge   Category: Deeds

I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Argument

Responsibility is the thing people dread most of all. Yet it is the one thing in the world that develops us gives us man hood or womanhood fibre.
Dr. Frank Crane   Category: Responsibility

Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we're stuck with.
Marilyn vos Savant   Category: Success

In those days he was wiser than he is now he used frequently to take my advice.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Advice

It is dangerous for a national candidate to say things that people might remember.
Eugene McCarthy   Category: Candidate

Courtship is to marriage as a very witty prologue to a very dull play.
William Congreve   Category: Marriage

My physics teacher points to a blank chalk board and explains things.
Chris Kelly   Category: Unsorted

Is getting well ever an art or art a way to get well?
Robert Lowell   Category: Unsorted

To know how to grow old is the master work of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri-Frederic Amiel   Category: Age

Nothing of course begins at the time you think it did.
Lillian Hellman   Category: Unsorted

To love cherish and to obey.
Book of Common Prayer   Category: Unsorted

In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth and have begun striving for ourselves.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Anger

Every year back spring comes with nasty little birds yapping their fool heads off.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Spring

Well if crime fighters fight crime and fire fighters fight fire what do freedom fighters fight? They never mention that part to us do they?
George Denis Carlin   Category: Fight

Fortune is never permanently… adverse or favorable; one sees her veering from one mood to the other.
Herod I   Category: Unsorted

People are all exactly alike. Theres no such thing as a race and barely such a thing as an ethnic group. If we were dogs we'd be the same breed. George Bush and an Australian Aborigine have fewer differences than a Lhasa apso and a toy fox terrier. A Japanese raised in Riyadh would be an Arab. A Zulu raised in New Rochelle would be an orthodon'tist. People are all the same though their circumstances differ terribly.
   Category: Kill

Often while reading a book one feels that the author wouold heave preferred to paint rather than to wirte; one can sense the pleasure he derives from describing a landscape or a person as if he were painting what he is saying because deep in his heart he would have preferred to use brushes and colors.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Unsorted

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Conflict

Frugality is one of the most beautiful and joyful words in the English language and yet one that we are culturally cut off from understanding and enjoying. The consumption society has made us feel that happiness lies in having things and has failed to teach us the happiness of not having things.
Elise Boulding   Category: Unsorted

That writer does the most who gives his reader the most knowledge and takes from him the least time.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Reactionaries

A woman today lives in perpetual conflict. She cannot slay the dragon of the unconscious without severing her own essential contact with it; without in fact destroying her feminine strength and becoming a mere pseudo-man. Her task is a peculiarly difficult one. She needs the focused consciousness her animus alone can give her yet she must not forsake her woman's role of mediator to man. Through a woman man finds his soul. She must never forget this. Through a woman not through a pseudo-man. Through man woman finds the animus who can express the soul she has never lost. Her burning need is to trust her own diffuse awareness to know what she knows and to learn to speak of it for until it is expressed she does not wholly know it.
Irene Claremont de Castillejo   Category: Unsorted

You cant put a Band-Aid on every boo-boo youve made; some just need time to heal.
Christina Montano   Category: Unsorted

Freedom of expression is the matrix the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo   Category: Freedom

After divorce of Pompeia in 62 BC I feel that members of my family should never be suspected of breaking the law. Meos tam suspicione quam crimine iudico carere oportere
Gaius Julius Caesar   Category: Suspicion

Doctors and nurses are people who give you medicine until you die.
Deborah Martin   Category: Unsorted

Patriotism is in political life what faith is in religion.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Unsorted

We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Courtesy

The ways are two: love and want of love. That is all.
Mencius [Meng-tse]   Category: Unsorted

If necessity is the mother of invention discontent is the father of progress.
David Rockefeller   Category: Discontent

Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize youre really strangers.
Mary Richards   Category: Stranger

The infinite is a concept which corrupts and upsets all others.
Jorge Luis Borges   Category: Infidelity

Education today more than ever before must see clearly the dual objectives: Educating for living and educating for making a living.
James Mason Wood   Category: Unsorted

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
Edward Young   Category: Blushing

I know there is a God and that He hates injustice and slavery. I see the storm coming and I know that His hand is in it. If he has a place and work for me and I think He has I believe I am ready. This comment was made in a private conversation with Newton Bateman superintendent of public instruction for the state of Illinois a few days before the election of 1860. During the election of 1960 Senator John F. Kennedy used the same words in a speech to the United Steelworkers of America convention Atlantic City New Jersey September 19 1960. Freedom of Communications final report of the Committee on Commerce United States Senate part 1 p. 286 (1961). Senate Report. 87-994. As president he used a variation of these words at the 10th annual presidential prayer breakfast March 1 1962. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: John F Kennedy 1962 p. 176.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Injustice

Happiness and virtue rest upon each other; the best are not only the happiest But the happiest are usually the best.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Happiness

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine   Category: Advice

The art of life is to show your hand. There is no diplomacy like candor. You may lose by it now and then but it will be a loss well gained if you do. Nothing is so boring as having to keep up a deception.
Edward Verrall Lucas   Category: Life

Humor is a prelude to faith and Laughter is the beginning of prayer.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Humor

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato   Category: Conversation

We too often bind ourselves by authorities rather than by the truth.
Lucretia Coffin Mott   Category: Truth

You may be certain that when a man begins to call himself a realist he is preparing to do something he is secretly ashamed of.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Reality

When you have them by the balls their hearts and minds will follow.
Charles Colson   Category: Force

Care about peoples approval and you will be their prisoner.
Tao Te Ching   Category: Approval

God created man in His own image says the Bible; philosophers reverse the process: they create God in theirs.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: God

Strength is a matter of the made-up mind.
John Beecher   Category: Mind

.I have never known any distress that an hours reading did not relieve.
Charles de Secondat   Category: Unsorted

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years people grow old only by deserting their ideals.
Samuel Ullman   Category: Unsorted

Show me a woman who doesnt feel guilty and Ill show you a man.
Erica Mann Jong   Category: Woe

Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
Alexis Dupuy   Category: Marriage

We deceive ourselves when we fancy that only weakness needs support. Strength needs it far more. A straw or a feather sustains itself long in the air.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine   Category: Strength

There is no greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Miser

If 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 Ed Howe   Category: Appropriateness

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   Category: Zeal

Positiveness is a most absurd foible. If you are in the right it lessens your triumph; if in the wrong it adds shame to your defeat.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Right

Do not do unto others as you would they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Gold

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Lyman Abbott   Category: Children

It's a strange world of language in which skating on thin ice can get you into hot water.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: Language

The moment one gives close attention to anything even a blade of grass it becomes a mysterious awesome indescribably magnificent world in itself.
Henry Miller   Category: Unsorted

All mens gains are the fruit of venturing.
Herodotus   Category: Action

Music inflames temperament.
Jim Morrison   Category: Music

A jury is a group of twelve people of average ignorance.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Average

The sooner you fall behind the more time youll have to catch up.
Steven Wright   Category: Procrastination

When we do the best we can we never know what miracle is wrought in our life or in the life of another.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Character

A man is the part he plays among his fellows. He is not isolated; he cannot be. His life is made up of the relations he bears to others is made or marred by those relations guided by them judged by them expressed in them. There is nothing else upon which he can spend his spirit nothing else that we can see. It is by these he gets his spiritual growth; it is by these we see his character revealed his purpose his gifts. A few (men) act as those who have mastered the secrets of a serious art with deliberate subordination of themselves to the great end and motive of the play. These have found themselves and have all the ease of a perfect adjustment.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Relationships

Any man that hates dogs and babies cant be all bad.
Leo Calvin Rosten   Category: Hate

Our attitude toward abortion ... is fixed by our knowledge that according to an eternal plan all of the spirit children of God must come to this earth for a glorious purpose and that individual identity began long before conception and will continue for all the eternities to come. We rely on the prophets of God who have told us that while there may be 'rare' exceptions 'the practice of elective abortion is fundamentally contrary to the Lord's injunction 'Thou shalt not ... kill nor do anything like unto it'
Dallin H. Oaks   Category: Abortion

When faced with a difficult decision or challenge ask What would the Lord have me do? Would I do it for the Lord?
Bonnie Pinegar   Category: Unsorted

Oh tenderly the haughty day Fills his blue urn with fire.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Day

The emotions arent always immediately subject to reason but they are always immediately subject to action.
William James   Category: Action

The function of a modern religion is to accumulate spiritual power in life and for life. We need that power all the time but if it has not been accumulated it is not there when we need it most. In a world like this particularly like the one at the present time can anyone get along just as well without the inspirations of religion? He cannot. Religion keeps us up to the everlasting effort to attain the best life and best things in life.
Minot Osgood Simons DD   Category: Unsorted

There's nothng surer The rich get rich and the poor get poorer In the meantime in between time Ain't we got fun.
Gus Kahn   Category: Unsorted

How many people eat drink and get married; buy sell and build; make contracts and attend to their fortune; have friends and enemies pleasures and pains are born grow up live and die but asleep!
Joseph Joubert   Category: Growth

If you don't control your mind someone else will.
John Allston   Category: Control

Power corrupts but lack of power corrupts absolutely.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Electricity

Friends are like melons; shall I tell you why? To find one good you must one hundred try.
Claude Monet   Category: Find

Time neither subtracts nor divides but adds at such a pace it seems like multiplication.
Bob Talbert   Category: Unsorted

He that leaveth nothing to chance will do few things ill but he will do very few things.
George Savile Lord Halifax   Category: Chance

Is the leadership of the worldwide church in the hands of men and women who know how to lead others one by one to Jesus Christ? We are so concerned with planning and administration that there is a danger lest we allow these things to serve as an excuse for not doing the one thing on which all else depends.
Stephen Neill   Category: Leadership

If music be the food of love then play on.
William Shakespeare   Category: Shakespeare

Well I've had a happy life.
William Hazlitt   Category: Last

If you choose not to decide you still have made your choice.
Rush   Category: Unsorted

Life is too short to be unhappy in business. If business were not a part of the joy of living we might almost say that we have no right to live because it is a pretty poor man who cannot get into the line for which he is fitted.
George L. Brown   Category: Unsorted

It was difficult to enjoy the trees and flowers when I was so aware of all that I had not yet done - pruning weeding transplanting mulching composting tagging. When I was doing the work myself I was happy free.
Jay Neugeboren   Category: Unsorted

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Prepare

That is the saving grace of humor if you fail no one is laughing at you.
A. Whitney Brown   Category: Humor

Great discoveries and improvements invariably involve the cooperation of many minds. I may be given credit for having blazed the trail but when I look at the subsequent developments I feel the credit is due to others rather than to myself.
Alexander Graham Bell   Category: Invention

The more things change the more they are the same.
Alphonse Karr   Category: Change

EXECUTIVE n. An officer of the Government whose duty it is to enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the judicial department shall be pleased to pronounce them invalid and of no effect.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Government

It takes a wise man to discover a wise man.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Virtue

Every man is a fool for at least five minutes every day; wisdom consists of not exceeding the limit.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Fool

Is it not strange that desire should so many years outlive performance.
William Shakespeare   Category: Desire

When we lose power with God we know of a certainty that the problem lies within us and not with God.
Ray H. Wood   Category: Unsorted

According to Gandhi the seven sins are wealth without works pleasure without conscience knowledge without character commerce without morality science without humanity worship without sacrifice and politics without principle. President Carter told of finding The Seven Sins engraved on the wall of Gandhis memorial. President JIMMY CARTER eulogy at funeral services for former Vice President Hubert Humphrey St. Paul Minnesota January 16 1978. Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Jimmy Carter 1978 book 1 p. 80.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Destiny

A poem is never finished only abandoned.
Paul Valery   Category: Poetry

Labor Conquers All Things. Labor omnia vincit
Proverb   Category: Conquer

Love is like racing across the frozen tundra on a snowmobile which flips over trapping you underneath. At night the ice-weasels come.
Matt Groening   Category: Ice

Nothing is more dangerous than an idea when its the only one we have.
Émile Auguste Chartier   Category: Danger

True science teaches above all to doubt and to be ignorant.
Miguel de Unamuno   Category: Science

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say he is one who never inflicts pain.
Cardinal Newman   Category: Pain

Trifles light as air Are to the jealous confirmations strong As proofs of holy writ.
William Shakespeare   Category: Jealous

Where duty is plain delay is both foolish and hazardous; where it is not delay may be both wisdom and safety.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Delay

It is better to know some of the questions than all of the answers.
James Thurber   Category: Answer

He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: Power

Man if he compare himself with all that he can see is at the zenith of power; But if he compare himself with all that he can conceive he is at the nadir of weakness.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Happiness

There should be no inferiors and no superiors for true world friendship.
Carlos Pena Romulo   Category: Unsorted

There is no defense against adverse fortune which is so effectual as an habitual sense of humor.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Humor

As it fell upon a day In the merry month of May Sitting in a pleasant shade Which a grove of myrtles made.
Richard Barnfield   Category: Unsorted

All virtue is summed up in dealing justly.
Aristotle   Category: Virtue

Doubt that the stars are fire Doubt that the sun doth shine Doubt that truth be a liar But never doubt that I love.
William Shakespeare   Category: Doubt

When she gets back to earth shell be like a tire thats ready to be retreaded. On her eagerness to return to space.
Rev. J. Oscar Wells   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is so poor and melancholy as art that is interested in itself and not in its subject.
George Santayana   Category: Art

Now is the winter of our discontent.
William Shakespeare   Category: Winter

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Experience

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

Oer the ice the rapid skater flies With sport above and death below Where mischief lurks in gay disguise Thus lightly touch and quickly go.
Pierre Charles Roy   Category: Unsorted

I never ask myself how I do what I do. After all how does it rain?
Pearl Mae Bailey   Category: Truth

Are cats lazy? Well more power to them if they are. Which one of us has not entertained the dream of doing just as he likes when and how he likes and as much as he likes?
Fernand Mery   Category: Cat

The future comes one day at a time.
Dean Acheson   Category: Present

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you pleaseyou can never have both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Choice

Unless man in the midst of all his modernism finds a middle ground upon which to adjust his differences there can be no mutual progress human liberty is sacrificed and talent and freewill suffer. Improvement of the standards of living of the whole people is paramount if civilization is to escape world fanaticism.
Arnold W. Craft   Category: Unsorted

I remember being handed a score composed by Mozart at the age of eleven. What could I say? I felt like de Kooning who was asked to comment on a certain abstract painting and answered in the negative. He was then told it was the work of a celebrated monkey. Thats different. For a monkey its terrific.
Igor Stravinsky   Category: Music

From every pulpit in the land it needs to be thundered forth that God still lives that God still observes ... still reigns. Faith is now in the crucible it is being tested by fire and there is no fixed... resting place for the heart and mind but in the Throne of God. What is needed now as never before is a full positive constructive setting forth of the Godhood of God.
A. W. Pink   Category: Unsorted

To believe God is a Privilege To doubt God is an insult.
Dimeji Olowu   Category: Atheism

I am amazed at radio DJs 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   Category: Music

I don't think well ever know all there is to know about gardening and Im just as glad there will always be some magic about it!
Barbara Damrosch   Category: Unsorted

Prisons are built with stones of Law Brothels with bricks of Religion.
William Blake   Category: Prison

If you have knowledge let others light their candles At it.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Knowledge

Men would be angels angels would be gods.
Alexander Pope   Category: Control

From every place below the skies The grateful song the fervent prayer The incense of the heart may rise To heaven and find acceptance there.
John Pierpont   Category: Acceptance

The main difference between men and women is that men are lunatics and women are idiots.
Rebecca West   Category: Idiots

Who is the best man? Muhammad replied He is the best man whose life is long and whose actions are good. Then who is the worst man? He whose life is long and whose actions are bad.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Growth

A man of pleasure is a man of pains.
Edward Young   Category: Pleasure

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living the principles are the same.... One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Martha Graham   Category: Athletics

Be ye also patient; stablish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh.
The Bible   Category: Patience

We are living beyond our means. As a people we have developed a life-style that is draining the earth of its priceless and irreplaceable resources without regard for the future of our children and people all around the world.
Margaret Mead   Category: World

How wisely fate ordained for human kind Calamity! which is the perfect glass Wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
William Davenant   Category: Calamities

And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised.
Francois de Malherbe   Category: Unsorted

The world's great men have not commonly been great scholars nor its great scholars great men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Gravity

When my love swears that she is made of truth I do believe her though I know she lies That she might think me some untutord youth Unlearned in the worlds false subtleties. Thus vainly thinking that she thinks me young Although she knows my days are past the best Simply I credit her false speaking tongue: On both sides thus is simple truth suppressd. But wherefore says she not she is unjust? And wherefore say not I that I am old? O loves best habit is in seeming trust And age in love loves not to have years told: Therefore I lie with her and she with me And in our faults by lies we flatterd be.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fidelity

To tax and to please no more than to love and to be wise is not given to men.
Edmund Burke   Category: Tax

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
Gore Vidal   Category: Problem

The worst-tempered people Ive ever met were the people who knew they were wrong.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Work

Thou art the star for which all evening waits.
George Sterling   Category: Unsorted

Anyone who thinks that gardening begins in the spring and ends in the fall is missing the best part of the whole year. For gardening begins in January begins with the dream.
Josephine Nuese   Category: Garden

Computers are useless. They can only give you answers.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Computer

Its kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walter Elias Disney   Category: Impossible

A leader is not an administrator who loves to run others but someone who carries water for his people so that they can get on with their jobs.
Robert Townsend   Category: Job

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain   Category: Golf

Men who want to support women in our struggle for freedom and justice should understand that it is not terrifically important to us that they learn to cry; it is important to us that they stop the crimes of violence against us.
Andrea Dworkin   Category: Cry

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to man but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
Marlo Thomas   Category: Epithet

The world of ideas which it [mathematics] discloses or illuminates the contemplation of divine beauty and order which it induces the harmonious connexion of its parts the infinite hierarchy and absolute evidence of the truths with which it is concerned these and such like are the surest grounds of the title of mathematics to human regard and would remain unimpeached and unimpaired were the plan of the universe unrolled like a map at our feet and the mind of man qualified to take in the whole scheme of creation at a glance.
J.J. Sylvester   Category: Unsorted

Drum sound rises on the air its throb my heart. A voice inside the beat says I know youre tired but come. This is the way.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rúmí   Category: Heart

The best laid schemes o mice an' men Gang aft a-gley; An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy.
Robert Burns   Category: Disappointment

The messages that make up our emotional and mental life must be routed through the tissues of the body.
Robert Marrone   Category: Unsorted

Kill reverence and youve killed the hero in man.
Ayn Rand   Category: Hero

Abortion sheds that innocent blood. Now as a servant of the Lord I dutifully warn those who advocate and practice abortion that they incur the wrath of Almighty God who declared If men hurt a woman with child so that her fruit depart from her ... he shall be surely punished.
Russell M. Nelson   Category: Abortion

At age 96: For every worry under the sun There is a remedy or there is none. If there is a remedy hurry and find it. If there is none never mind it.
LeGrand Richards   Category: Unsorted

Love Is Like A Flower Little deeds of kindness Little words of love Help to make earth happy Like the heaven above.
Julia Fletcher Carney   Category: Kindness

Natures loving proxy the watchful mother.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Mother

If the B2 is invisible just announce youve built 100 of them and don't build them.
John Kasich   Category: War

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn   Category: Alone

The Ideal is in thyself the impediments too is in thyself.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Self

This wonder (as wonders last) lasted nine daies.
John Heywood   Category: Wonder

You finish the pictures and Ill furnish the war.
William Randolph Hearst   Category: Unsorted

Cruelty to animals is the degrading attitude of paganism.
Cardinal Hinsley   Category: Unsorted

It is a far far better thing that I do than I have ever done; it is a far far better rest that I go to than I have ever known.
Charles Dickens   Category: Kindness

Definition of a Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie but admits than under analysis some of them wont stand up either.
Evan Esar   Category: Statistics

The royal navy of England hath ever been its greatest defence and ornament; it is its ancient and natural strength the floating bulwark of our island.
Sir William Blackstone   Category: Unsorted

Respect is love in plain clothes.
Frankie Byrne   Category: Love

To name Tao is to name nothing. Tao is not the name of (something created). Cause and chance have no bearing on the Tao. Tao is a name that indicates without defining. Tao is beyond words and beyond things. It is not expressed either in word or in silence. Where there is no longer word or silence Tao is apprehended.
Chuang Tzu   Category: Name

Si jeunesse savait si vieillesse pouvait If youth but knew if old age but could.
Henri Estienne II   Category: Unsorted

If you can do a half-assed job of anything youre a one-eyed man in a kingdom of the blind.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Eyes

Our elevation must be the result of self-efforts and work of our own hands. No other human power can accomplish it. If we but determine it shall be so it will be so.
Martin Delany   Category: Self

Literature is made upon any occasion that a challenge is put to the legal apparatus by conscience in touch with humanity.
Nelson Algren   Category: Unsorted

It is almost a definition of a gentleman to say that he is one who never inflicts pain.
John Henry Cardinal Newman   Category: Pain

Only the suppressed word is dangerous.
Ludwig Börne   Category: Censorship

Big business cant prosper without small business to supply its needs and buy its products. Labor cant prosper so long as capital lies idle. Capital cant prosper while labor is unemployed.
DeWitt M. Emery   Category: Unsorted

We have grasped the mystery of the atom and rejected the Sermon on the Mount. Ours is a world of nuclear giants and ethical infants. We know more about war than we know about peace more about killing than we know about living.
General Omar Nelson Bradley   Category: Atom

People have to talk about something just to keep their voice boxes in working order so theyll have good voice boxes in case theres ever anything really meaningful to say.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Talk

It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end.
Ursula K. LeGuin   Category: Journey

It is certain that the greatest poets orators statesmen and historians men of the most brilliant and imposing talents have labored as hard if not harder than day laborers; and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Gravity

But to see her was to love her Love but her and love forever.
Robert Burns   Category: Love

When the iron is hot strike.
John Heywood   Category: Begin

Each 24 hours the world turns over on someone who was sitting on top of it.
Sir Hugh Percy Allen   Category: Unsorted

Disappointments are to the soul what a thunderstorm is to the air.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Disappointment

Who knows for what we live struggle and die?... Wise men write many books in words too hard to understand. But this the purpose of our lives the end of all our struggle is beyond all human wisdom.
Alan Paton   Category: Know

Pride is increased by ignorance; those assume the most who know the least.
John Gay   Category: Assume

Where there is marriage without love there will be love without marriage.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Love

Man always travels along precipices. His truest obligation is to keep his balance.
Jose Ortega Gasset   Category: Unsorted

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Steven Wright   Category: Conscience

If youre already walking on thin ice you might as well dance.
Gil Atkinson   Category: Cynic

Drama is life with the dull bits cut out.
Alfred Hitchcock   Category: Cut

If youre in a bad situation don't worry itll change. If youre in a good situation don't worry itll change.
John A. Simone Sr.   Category: Change

Praising all alike is praising none.
John Gay   Category: Alike

I may not be totally perfect but parts of me are excellent.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Ego

I know but one freedom and that is the freedom of the mind.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Freedom

We have to understand the world can only be grasped by action not by contemplation. The hand is more important than the eye...The hand is the cutting edge of the mind.
Jacob Bronowski   Category: Action

There is nothing as deceptive as an obvious fact.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Fact

A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Humor

We stand at Armageddon and we battle for the Lord.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: President

`Twas but a dream yet by my heart I knew Which still was panting part of it was true: Oh how I strove the rest to have believed; Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!
Aphra Behn   Category: Unsorted

He has Van Goghs ear for music.
Orson Welles   Category: Music

You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra   Category: Observe

Poverty is a form of hell caused by mans blindness to Gods unlimited good for him. You should be prosperous well supplied and have abundance of good because it is your divine heritage. Your creator wants you that way.
Catherine Ponder   Category: Unsorted

Heaven gives its favouritesearly death.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Early

Necessity is the mother of invention is a silly proverb. Necessity is the mother of futile dodges is much nearer the truth.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Invention

Melody is a form of remembrance.... It must have a quality of inevitability in our ears.
Gian-Carlo Menotti   Category: Ears

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Law

Gardening is any way that humans and nature come together with the intent of creating beauty.
Tina James   Category: Unsorted

Heredity is a splendid phenomenon that relieves us of responsibility for our shortcomings.
Doug Larson   Category: Ancestors

To obtain a mans opinion of you make him mad.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Opinion

The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.
Unknown   Category: Mistake

I must down to the seas again to the vagrant gypsy life To the gulls way and the whales way where the winds like a whetted knife; And all I ask is a merry yarn from a laughing fellow rover And a quiet sleep and a sweet dream when the long tricks o
John Masefield   Category: Unsorted

If you don't like life its the way you're livin' A little less takin' a bit more givin'; A little less hatin' a little more lovin'; A little more helpin' not o much shovin'; A little more smilin' not so much strife And soon you will be in love with life.
J. W. T. Meehan   Category: Life

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   Category: Love

LOVE n. A temporary insanity curable by marriage or by removal of the patient from the influences under which he incurred the disorder.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Influence

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is as irritating as the fellow who chats pleasantly while hes overcharging you.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Nothing

Eating words has never given me indigestion.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Word

Sainthood emerges when you can listen to someones tale of woe and not respond with a description of your own.
Andrew V. Mason MD   Category: Saint

To know the road ahead ask those coming back.
Proverb   Category: Ahead

Knowledge alone does not stop men from evil. The poor and the ignorant are not the greatest sinners. Mans mind may unfold his intellect grow more keen his understanding more profound yet side by side with this may be a moral degeneration such as existed in pagan Greece and Rome.
William A. Scully D.D.   Category: Unsorted

Poverty is the step-mother of genius.
Josh Billings   Category: Potential

If we had no faults ourselves we should not take so much pleasure in remarking them in others.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Fault

And have they fixed the where and when? And shall Trelawney die? Heres twenty thousand Cornishmen Will know the reason why!
Robert Stephen Hawker   Category: Unsorted

I am opposed to millionaires but it would be dangerous to offer me the position.
Mark Twain   Category: Wealth

O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds where they lie cold and low Each like a corpse within its grave until Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow Her clarion oer the dreaming earth.
John Davies   Category: Unsorted

ALLIANCE n. In international politics the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each others pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Alliances

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
William Wordsworth   Category: Art

A sense of humor is a major defense against minor troubles.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Humor

Dancing is the poetry of the foot.
John Dryden   Category: Cynic

Life can only be understood backwards; But it must be lived forwards.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Live

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president and anyone who doesnt grow up can be vice president.
Johnny Carson   Category: President

Of conditions at Valley Forge Pennsylvania a certain Dr. Albigence Waldo wrote: Poor food hard lodging cold weather fatigue nasty clothes nasty cookery vomit half my time smoked out of my senses the devils in it I cant endure it. A pox on my bad luck. There comes a bowl of beef soup full of burnt leaves and dirt sickish enough to make a Hector spew away with it boys Ill live like the chameleon upon air!... There comes a soldier his bare feet are seen through his worn-out shoes his legs nearly naked from the tattered remains of an only pair of stockings his breaches not sufficient to cover his nakedness his shirt hanging in strings; his hair disheveled; his face meager.... He comes and cries with an air of wretchedness and despair I am sick my feet lame my legs are sore my body covered with this tormenting itch ... and all the reward I shall get will be Poor Will is dead!
Dr. Albigence Waldo   Category: Unsorted

My best friend is the one who brings out the best in me.
Henry Ford   Category: Friendship

Love you know seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Charles William Gordon   Category: Truth

Our most precious possession is the youth of the land and to instruct them to walk uprightly and to become worthy citizens in the kingdom of God is our greatest obligation.
David Oman McKay   Category: Unsorted

Can anyone walk through water without wetting his feet? The companions replied No; Muhammad said Such is the condition of those of the world; they are not safe from sins.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Sin

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Music

Time goes you say? Ah no! Alas Time stays we go.
Austin Dobson   Category: Time

My mate is always a man. A female may be my Sheila my bird my charley my good sort my hot-drop my Judy or my wife but she is never my mate.
Donald McLean   Category: Unsorted

We are of course a nation of differences. Those differences don't make us weak. Theyre the source of our strength.... The question is not when we came here ... but why our families came here. And what we did after we arrived.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Diet

This is the river of the great 19th-century landscapists; of Cole Cropsey and Church and at the end of the summer it lies motionless under the haze as under a light coat of varnish.
Judith Thurman   Category: Art

The lack of education and lack of skills don't hurt the unemployed they hurt America and American business making us less competitive in the global market.
Robert Stemple   Category: Unsorted

If you are going to sin sin against God not the bureaucracy. God will forgive you but the bureaucracy wont.
Hyman Rickover   Category: Forgive

Rain puts a hole in stone because of its constancy not its force. I just kept knocking on doors until the right one opened.
H. Joseph Gerber   Category: Unsorted

Art to me was a state: it didnt need to be an accomplishment.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Art

If I am right the Germans will say I was a German and the French will say I was a Jew; If I am wrong the Germans will say I was a Jew and the French will say I was a German.
Albert Einstein   Category: Irreverence

People think that at the top there isnt much room. They tend to think of it as an Everest. My message is that there is tons of room at the top.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Opportunity

Women prefer men who have something tender about them especially the legal kind.
Kay Ingram   Category: Unsorted

We do not know what to do with this short life yet we want another which will be eternal.
Anatole France   Category: Immortality

There is only one principle of war and thats this. Hit the other fellow as quickly as you can as hard as you can where it hurts him most when he aint lookin.
Sir William Slim   Category: Unsorted

The highest reward for a man's toil is not what he gets for it but what he becomes by it.
John Ruskin   Category: Job

The holder of a monopoly is a sinner and an offender.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Unsorted

Life is the acceptance of responsibilities or their evasion it is a business of meeting obligations or avoiding them. To every man the choice is continually being offered and by the manner of his choosing you may fairly measure him.
Ben Ames Williams   Category: Life

WORMS-MEAT n. The finished product of which we are the raw material.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Products

Ah some love Paris And some Purdue. But love is an archer with a low I.Q. A bold bad bowman and innocent of pity. So I'm in love with New York City.
Unknown   Category: New

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Christianity

I dare not ask a kiss; I dare not beg a smile; Lest having that or this I might grow proud the while. No no the utmost share Of my desire shall be Only to kiss that air That lately kissed thee.
Robert Herrick   Category: Kissing

A man is as old as he's feeling A woman as old as she looks.
Mortimer Collins   Category: Age

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Kill

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Evil

To conquer oneself is a greater task than conquering others.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Conquer

It is the glory and merit of some men to write well and of others not to write at all.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Writing

If we had a keen vision and feeling it would be like hearing the grass grow and the squirrels heart beat and we should die of the roar which lies on the other side of silence. As it is the quickest of us walk about well wadded with stupidity.
George Eliot   Category: Grass

We stand equally against government by a plutocracy and government by a mob. There is something to be said for government by a great aristocracy which has furnished leaders to the nation in peace and war for generations; even a democrat like myself must admit this. But there is absolutely nothing to be said for government by a plutocracy for government by men very powerful in certain lines and gifted with the money touch but with ideals which in their essence are merely those of so many glorified pawnbrokers.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Government

Eighty-Twenty Rule Benefits Versus Cost: 80% of Benefits with 20% of Cost Lowest cost with functional advantage. 20% of tasks provide 80% of results.
Don E. Yost   Category: Unsorted

Children not only have to learn what their parents learned in school but also have to learn how to learn. This has to be recognized as a new problem which is only partly solved.
Margaret Mead   Category: Learn

On goalies: You get four goals off them or five but the goal youve got to have to win somehow the great ones don't let you get it.
Toe Blake   Category: Unsorted

What nature delivers to us is never stale. Because what nature creates has eternity in it.
Isaac Bashevis Singer   Category: Eternity

You have the right to work but never to the fruit of the work. You should never engage in action for the sake of reward nor should you long for inaction.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: Work

The more minimal the art the more maximum the explanation.
Hilton Kramer   Category: Art

When we walk to the edge of all the light we have and take the step into the darkness of the unknown we must believe that one of two things will happen. There will be something solid for us to stand on or we will be taught to fly.
Patrick Overton   Category: Fly

Life is pain...anyone who says differently is selling something.
Dread Pirate Roberts   Category: Unsorted

Maybe it's other people's reactions to us that makes us who we are.
Fox Mulder   Category: Personality

Every man has a right to his opinion but no man has a right to be wrong in his facts.
Bernard Mannes Baruch   Category: Suicide

Some people walk in the rain others just get wet.
Roger Miller   Category: Unsorted

I ask but one thing of you only one That always you will be my dream of you; That never shall I wake to find untrue All this I have believed and rested on Forever vanished like a vision gone Out into the night. Alas how few There are who strike in us a chord we knew Existed but so seldom heard its tone We tremble at the half-forgotten sound. The world is full of rude awakenings And heaven-born castles shattered to the ground Yet still our human longing vainly clings To a belief in beauty through all wrongs. O stay your hand and leave my heart its songs!
Amy Lowell   Category: Unsorted

He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.
William Blake   Category: Hurt

Whoso pulleth out this sword of this stone and anvil is right wise King born of all England.
Sir Thomas Malory   Category: Unsorted

From mistakes of others a wise man correcteth his own.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Proverb

Do not waste a minutenot a secondin trying to demonstrate to others the merits of your performance. If your work does not vindicate itself you cannot vindicate it.
Thomas W. Higginson   Category: Unsorted

The real aim of criticism is not the destruction of cherished traditions although a due regard for the facts does often compel us to revise older opinions but a fuller appreciation of the beauty and truth of the creative work on which it fixes its regard. The word criticism is derived from the Greek word kritikos which means the ability to select or discriminate hence to decide or judge. The meaning of criticism is thus discriminating judgment.
Unknown   Category: Criticism

Im still an atheist thank God.
Luis Buñuel   Category: Atheism

Democracy is something we must always be working at. It is a process never finished never ending. And each new height gained opens broader vistas for the future. Thus it has been as one looks back over the sweep of history; thus it must continue to be if democracy is to continue as a working tool in the hands of free men.
Edmund de S. Brunner   Category: Unsorted

Sports serve society by providing vivid examples of excellence.
George F. Will   Category: Society

To be able to walk under the branches of a tree that you have planted is really to feel you have arrived with your garden. So far we are on the way: we can now stand beside ours.
Mirabel Osler   Category: Unsorted

You seldom get what you go after unless you know in advance what you want. Indecision has often given an advantage to the other fellow because he did his thinking beforehand.
Maurice Switzer   Category: God

We swallow greedily any lie that flatters us but we sip only little by little at a truth we find bitter.
Denis Diderot   Category: Flattery

Goodwill is the one and only asset that competition cannot undersell or destroy.
Marshall Field   Category: Business

If you persist in passing out stones when people ask for bread youll find people quit coming to the bakery.
Lewis Castle   Category: Unsorted

The pleasure of criticizing takes away from us the pleasure of being moved by some very fine things.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Crisis

I cannot eat but little meat My stomach is not good; But sure I think that I can drink With him that wears a hood.
William Stevenson   Category: Alcohol

Referring to George Bernard Shaw: At 83 Shaws mind was perhaps not quite as good as it used to be but it was still better than anyone elses.
Alexander Woollcott   Category: Unsorted

Every advantage has its tax.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Competence

Comedy is tragedy plus time.
Carol Burnett   Category: Comedy

Isnt it a shame that future generations cant be here to see all the wonderful things were doing with their money?
Earl Wilson   Category: Future

It does no harm just once in a while to acknowledge that the whole country isnt in flames that there are people in the country besides politicians entertainers and criminals.
Charles Kuralt   Category: Politics

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman   Category: Poetry

LIAR n. A lawyer with a roving commission.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Lever

We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon.
Gwendolyn Brooks   Category: Unsorted

I agree that the fear of American cultural imperialism is shared by many people and I agree with your point about the invasive nature of television culture. But I wouldnt draw the next inference: that this is negative and therefore it must be stopped. I feel that one should address this influence in a way that takes away the negative edge through a positive counter-response. This way you reinforce and reaffirm your conviction in the inner values. You harness those beliefs and develop them with a greater degree of self-awareness. Thats the kind of response people should have instead of rejecting technology.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Unsorted

A great book should leave you with many experiences and slightly exhausted. You should live several lives while reading it.
William Styron   Category: Book

We often do good in order that we may do evil with impunity.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Behavior

The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Cat

They that die by famine die by inches.
Matthew Henry   Category: Easy

Originality is unexplored territory. You get there by carrying a canoe. You cant take a taxi.
Alan Alda   Category: Original

Behold how brightly breaks the morning! Though bleak our lot our hearts are warm.
James Kenney   Category: Unsorted

You have conquered Galilean.
Julian the Apostate   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Imperfection

The right honorable gentleman [Robert Lowe Viscount Sherbrooke] is the first of the new party who has retired into his political cave of Adullam and he has called about him everyone that was in distress and everyone that was discontented.
John Bright   Category: Unsorted

Instead of solid accomplishments the man pursues pleasures and self-gratification. He will never achieve anything so long as he is surrounded by dissipating temptations.
I Ching   Category: Pleasure

The tests of life are to make not break us. Trouble may demolish a mans business but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man. If God then puts or permits anything hard in our lives be sure that the real peril the real trouble is that we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.
Maltbie Davenport Babcock   Category: Unsorted

Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of a readiness to die.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Contradict

The hope of all who suffer The dread of all who wrong.
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Debt

Nature does not make jumps.
Carl Linnaeus   Category: Unsorted

Mans destructive hand spares nothing that lives; he kills to feed himself he kills to clothe himself he kills to adorn himself he kills to attack he kills to defend himself he kills to instruct himself he kills to amuse himself he kills for the sake of killing.
Josef de Maistre   Category: Temptation

Im interested in the fact that the less secure a man is the more likely he is to have extreme prejudice.
Clint Eastwood   Category: Prejudice

It is the little rift within the lute That by and by will make the music mute And ever widening slowly silence all.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Trifles

About 95% of whats told you in confidence you couldnt get anybody to listen to anyway.
Mack McGinnis   Category: Unsorted

If youre strong enough there are no precedents.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Precedent

General notions are generally wrong.
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Idea

I want to give up being a bullet Ive been a bullet too long The question is Can you give up being a killer?
John Agard   Category: Unsorted

What we call the beginning Is often the end And to make an end Is to make a new beginning. The end is where we start from.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Begin

To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
Massillon   Category: Pride

The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Valor

So long as the bee is outside the petals of the lily and has not tasted the sweetness of its honey it hovers around the flower emitting the buzzing sound; but when it is inside the flower it noiselessly drinks the nectar. So long as a man quarrels and disputes about doctrines and dogmas he has not tasted the nectar of true faith; when he has tasted it he becomes quiet and full of peace.
Sri Ramakrishna   Category: Unsorted

Power is what men seek and any group that gets it will abuse it. It is the same story.
Lincoln Steffens   Category: Power

Lifes greatest achievement is the continual re-making of yourself so that at last you know how to live.
Winfred Rhodes   Category: Achievement

Criminals are members of the larger community no less than are others. As such they are our neighbors or as Jesus put it our brothers.... [Though violent criminals act wrongfully] it is equally wrong for the victim to kill....
Rev. Allen Brockway   Category: Unsorted

Love does not just sit there like a stone; it had to be made like bread remade all the time made new.
Ursula Le Guin   Category: Love

There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Alcohol

I hate careless flattery the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Belief

I find that absence still increases love.To C. C.
Charles Hopkins   Category: Unsorted

We can lie in the language of dress or try ot tell the truth; but unless we are naked and bald it is impossible to be silent.
Alison Lurie   Category: Unsorted

My clearest recollection of a long-ago interview with Thomas A. Edison is of a single sentence that was painted or hung on a wall in his room. In effect the sentence was: It is remarkable to what lengths people will go to avoid thought. That is tragically true. Some of us think more of us think we think and most of us don't even think of thinking. The result is a somewhat cockeyed world.
Pollack   Category: Unsorted

The sorrow of knowing that there is evil in the best is far outbalanced by the joy of discovering that there is good in the worst.
Dr. Austen Fox Riggs   Category: Unsorted

How cruelly sweet are the echoes that start When memory plays an old tune on the heart!
Eliza Cook   Category: Sing

Blessed is he who has nothing to say and cannot be persuaded to say it.
Proverb   Category: Nothing

Unless each man produces more than he receives increases his output there will be less for him and all the others.
Bernard Mannes Baruch   Category: Products

If we could share this world below If we could learn to love... If we could share this world below Wed need no world above.
Ray Faraday Nelson   Category: Joy

Behold the turtle. He makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.
James B Conant   Category: Out

Hands tremulous as cherry blossoms kept Faith with struggling seedlings till the earth Kept faith with him claimed him as he slept Cold in the sun beside his upright spade.
Phoebe Hesketh   Category: Garden

As long as I have you there is just one other thing Ill always need tremendous self control.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Control

Early to rise and early to bed. Makes a male healthy wealthy and dead.
James Thurber   Category: Early

The cynic is one who never sees a good quality in a man and never fails to see a bad one. He is the human owl vigilant in darkness and blind to light mousing for vermin and never seeing noble game. The cynic puts all human actions into two classes openly bad and secretly bad.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Cynic

Words are like leaves; and where they most abound Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.
Alexander Pope   Category: Sense

The essence of terrorism is that one never knows when is the wrong time and where is the wrong place.
Carole Sheffield   Category: Unsorted

Genius ... is the capacity to see ten things where the ordinary man sees one and where the man of talent sees two or three plus the ability to register that multiple perception in the material of his art.
Ezra Pound   Category: Genius

Im not intending to imply insult or judgment here but I am curious to know in order to be able to respond to your posts in an appropriate manner so please forgive what appears to be but in fact is not intended as an insulting question: Are you stupid?
Melinda Shore   Category: Question

Life forms illogical patterns. It is haphazard and full of beauties which I try to catch as they fly by for who knows whether any of them will ever return?
Dame Margot Fonteyn   Category: Life

Leisure for men of business and business for men of leisure would cure many complaints.
Thrale   Category: Unsorted

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply ... finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
George Washington   Category: Liberty

War grows out of the desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man.
Napoleon Hill   Category: War

Scratch the Christian and you find the pagan spoiled.
Israel Zangwill   Category: Christianity

The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
Nathaniel Howe   Category: Idleness

Enslave the liberty of one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Liberty

Doubt whom you will but never yourself.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Doubt

Justice is the only worship. Love is the only priest. Ignorance is the only slavery. Happiness is the only good. The time to be happy is now The place to be happy is here The way to be happy is to make others so.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Unsorted

The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Success

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.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Memory

OPIATE n. An unlocked door in the prison of Identity. It leads into the jail yard.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Drugs

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ben Jonson   Category: Advice

Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Happiness

And now in keeping with Channel 40s policy of always bringing you the latest in blood and guts in living color youre about to see another first an attempted suicide. [Shot herself during broadcast.]
Chris Hubbock   Category: Last

With faith ... we must walk to the edge of the light and into the darkness. As we so walk I testify and promise that the light will move. When I was your age and wondering some of the exact same things that you are now wondering I never would have imagined that someday [we] would be at Ricks College serving as we are.... I know the light moves as we walk in faith to the edge of the light.
David A. Bednar   Category: Unsorted

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do todays work superbly well.
Sir William Osler   Category: Today

The most melancholy of human reflections perhaps is that on the whole it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Generation

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish But that they cease to love.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Love

You have not converted a man because you have silenced him.
John Lord Morley   Category: Argument

Ere you lie down to sleep in the night sit still awhile and nurse again to life your gentler self. Forget the restless noisy spirit of the day and encourage to speech the soft voices within you that timidly whisper of the peace of the quiet night; and occasionally look out at the quiet stars. The night will soothe you like a tender mother folding you against her soft bosom and hiding you from the harm of the world. Though denied and rejected by men in the light of day the night will not reject you and in the still of her soft shadows you are free. After the day's struggle there is no freedom like unfettered thoughts no sound like the music of silence. And though behind you lies a road of dust and heat and discouragement and before you the challenge and uncertainty of untried paths in this brief hour you are master of all highways and the universe nestles in your soul.
Max Ehrmann   Category: Unsorted

No rock so hard but a little wave may beat admission in A thousand years.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Persecution

The fall of Rome is often regarded as an object lesson in the wages of sin. Its contemporaries however more frequently laid the blame on the rise of Christianity.... Although they do not inquire into the future and either forget or do not know the past yet defame present times as most unusually beset as it were by evils because there is belief in Christ and worship of God and increasingly less worship of idols.
Paulus Orosius   Category: Unsorted

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
Richard David Bach   Category: Unsorted

When ideas fail words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Idea

These are the saddest of possible words Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Trio of Bear Cubs fleeter than birds Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble Making a Giant hit into a double Words that are weighty with nothing but trouble Tinker-to-Evers-to-Chance. This brief poem immortalized the Chicago Cubs double-play combination: Shortstop Joe Tinker second baseman Johnny Evers and first baseman Frank Chance.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Baseball

I long to accomplish a great and noble task but it is my chief duty to accomplish humble tasks as though they were great and noble.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Task

What is allowed us is disagreeable what is denied us causes us intense desire.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Allow

What the fool does in the end the wise man does in the beginning.
Unknown   Category: Fool

The rise of statism in our time is the natural result of the longing of godless unchurched people for some kind of protection. When we lose to God we turn to what looks like the next most powerful thing which is the state. How bad a choice that is let Germany and Russia in recent years testify.
Samuel M. Shoemaker D.D.   Category: Unsorted

He who praises everybody praises nobody.
James Boswell   Category: Praise

There is only one rule for being a good talker learn to listen.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Listen

Creative thinking is no substitute for hard work.
Unknown   Category: Substitutes

Tact is the ability to stay in the middle without getting caught there.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: Tact

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   Category: Live

The gift of happiness belongs to those who unwrap it.
Andrew Dunbar   Category: Unsorted

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Beauty

All that a spectator gets out of the game is fresh air the comical articles in his program the sight of twenty-two young men rushing about in mysterious formations and whatever he brought in his flask.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Unsorted

Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling.
Margaret Lee Runbeck   Category: Happiness

If you don't like yourself you cant like other people.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Others

The super-salesman neither permits his subconscious mind to broadcast negative thoughts nor give expression to them through words for the reason that he understands that like attracts like and negative suggestions attract negative action and negative decisions from prospective buyers.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Sales

Winning is nice if you don't lose your integrity in the process.
Arnold Horshak   Category: Integrity

Good nature is worth more than knowledge more than money more than honor.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Nature

LANGUAGE n. The music with which we charm the serpents guarding anothers treasure.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Language

And having looked to Government for bread on the very first scarcity they will turn and bite the hand that fed them.
Edmund Burke   Category: Government

Like the dew on the mountain Like the foam on the river Like the bubble on the fountain Thou art gone and forever!
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Time

Stands the Church clock at ten to three? And is there honey still for tea?
Rupert Brook   Category: Tea

Whoever thinks a faultless piece to see Thinks what neer was nor is nor eer shall be.
Alexander Pope   Category: Imperfection

A light supper a good nights sleep and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who by indigestion a restless night and a rainy morning would have proved A coward.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Cowardice

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.
Charles Swindoll   Category: Life

When it comes to staying young a mind-lift beats a face-lift any day.
Marty Bucella   Category: Youth

Not every age allows its sons to reap the results which remain great for all time and ... not every century is fitted to make the men who live in it distinguished and happy.
Gustav Freytag   Category: Unsorted

I am not old but mellow like good wine.
Stephen Phillips   Category: Unsorted

Hes simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
Hector Hugh Munro Saki   Category: Unhappiness

The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it; not having it to confess your ignorance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Confession

A nation is not in danger of financial disaster merely because it owes itself money.
Andrew William Mellon   Category: Easy

The primary purpose of a liberal education is to make ones mind a pleasant place in which to spend ones leisure.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Education

Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wring.
Peter T. McIntyre   Category: Unsorted

There is a glorious pattern for every man's life an individual perfect patter. No two people are alike ... No two leaves are alikeno two snowstormsno two sets of fingerprints. No two lives are alike yet each life holds a divine pattern of unfoldment
Analee Skarin   Category: Unsorted

The [Communications Decency Act] is patently a government-imposed content-based restriction on speech and the speech at issue whether denominated indecent or patently offensive is entitled to constitutional protection.
Chief Judge Dolores Sloviter   Category: Unsorted

The man who is dissatisfied with himself what can he do?
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Hero

Wars begin in the minds of man and in those minds love and compassion would have built the defenses of peace.
U Thant   Category: Unsorted

The deep joy we take in the company of people with whom we have just recently fallen in love is undisguisable.
John Cheever   Category: Company

I perfectly feele even at my fingers end.
John Heywood   Category: Feelings

The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Purpose

What sets worlds in motion is the interplay of differences their attractions and repulsions; life is plurality death is uniformity.
Octavio Paz   Category: Life

Most women set out to try to change a man and when they have changed him they don't like him.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Husband

Drudgery is as necessary to call out the treasures of the mind as harrowing and planting those of the earth.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Learn

Only those who attempt the absurd will achieve the impossible. I think its in my basement... let me go upstairs and check.
M. C. Escher   Category: Absurd

There is all the difference in the world between treating people equally and attempting to make them equal. While the first is the condition of a free society the second means as DeTocqueville describes it a new form of servitude.
F.A. Hayek   Category: Epithet

Above all we are coming to understand that the arts incarnate the creativity of a free people. When the creative impulse cannot flourish when it cannot freely select its methods and objects when it is deprived of spontaneity then society severs the root of art.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Art

The man who has nothing to boast of but his illustrious Ancestry is like a potato - the only good belonging to him is underground.
Thomas Overbury   Category: Ancestors

Why kill time when one can employ it.
Proverb   Category: Time

A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Fool

If I have ever made any valuable discoveries it has been owing more to patient observation than to any other reason.
Sir Isaac Newton   Category: Discovery

We are there to serve our subscribers not serve them up.
Claudia Caplan   Category: Service

All of nature begins to whisper its secrets to us through its sounds. Sounds that were previously incomprehensible to our soul now become the meaningful language of nature.
Rudolf Steiner   Category: Unsorted

A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: More

Do not bathe if there is no water.
Proverb   Category: Water

I cannot feel good about being a woman unless you feel bad about being a man. I cannot be proud of being black unless you are ashamed of being white. I cannot respect myself for being gay unless you are embarrassed that you are straight. Tolerance has been put by the boards; it is a stale and bitter thing and we will have none of it. Equality likewise; is condescending at best and in truth intended to demean. If I am to achieve the inner harmony and self-respect that is my due it will not suffice for you and I to be equals. No! Nothing less than superiority will make me happy. And to ensure that I make my point I shall commend your libraries to the flames rewrite your histories purge your dictionaries and arm the thought police with power to enforce political correctness in all speech and apprehension.
Joseph R. Garber   Category: Unsorted

That some good can be derived from every event is a better proposition than that everything happens for the best which it assuredly does not.
James K. Feibleman   Category: Unsorted

This is the essence of the transaction between storyteller and audience. The true story is not the one that exists in my mind; it is certainly not the written words on the bound paper that you hold in your hands. The story in my mind is nothing but a hope; the text of the story is the tool I created in order to try to make that hope a reality. The story itself the true story is the one that the audience members create in their minds guided and shaped by my text but then transformed elucidated expanded edited and clarified by their own experience their own desires their own hopes and fears.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Story

Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Present

Weed um and reap.
Proverb   Category: Weeds

By the time you swear youre his Shivering and sighing And he vows his passion is Infinite undying Lady make note of this: One of you is lying.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Lever

Obedience ... allows us to reach a higher and more spiritual level in life using our agency to do the will of the Lord.
Athos M. Amorim   Category: Unsorted

JOSS-STICKS n. Small sticks burned by the Chinese in their pagan tomfoolery in imitation of certain sacred rites of our holy religion.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Pagan

King Benjamin taught three basic principles that can help us retain a remission of our sins: first to remain humble; second to call upon the Lord daily; and third to stand steadfast in the faith.
Keith Crockett   Category: Unsorted

Taste is the feminine of genius.
Edward FitzGerald   Category: Taste

Gratitude is one of the sweet shortcuts to finding peace of mind and happiness inside. No matter whats going on outside of us theres always something we could be grateful for.
Barry Neil Kaufman   Category: Unsorted

A hammer sometimes misses its mark a bouquet never.
Monta Crane   Category: Unsorted

Life is a sexually transmitted disease.
Guy Bellamy   Category: Life

Humor is something that thrives between mans aspirations and his limitations. There is more logic in humor than in anything else. Because you see humor is truth.
Victor Borge   Category: Humor

True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Friendship

Liberty and Union Now and Forever One and Inseparable
Daniel Webster   Category: Liberty

When you perform ... you are out of yourselflarger and more potent more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours nightly.
Agnes de Mille   Category: Acquaintance

Without an elite in the arts we have no leaders which is to say we have no vision which is to say we have no arts.
Robert Brustein   Category: Fate

Lifes most persistent and urgent question is What are you doing for others?
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Others

The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd; indeed in view of the silliness of the majority of mankind a widespread belief is more likely to be foolish than sensible.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Truth

Men are what their mothers made them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Mother

He who has suffered you to impose on him knows you.
William Blake   Category: Injury

We learn wisdom from failure much more than from success. We often discover what will do by finding out what will not do; and probably he who never made a mistake never made a discovery.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Factory

In our Ashrams of East and West places of spiritual retreat we begin with what we call The Morning of the Open Heart in which we tell our needs.... We give four or five hours to this catharsis. The reaction of one member who listened to it for the first time was: Good gracious have we all the disrupted people in the country here? My reply was: No you have a cross section of the church life honestly revealed. In the ordinary church it is suppressed by respectability by a desire to a appear better than we really are.
Eli Stanley Jones   Category: Church

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
A.J. Muste   Category: Peace

{There are two paths leading to oneness with the Tao.} The first in the path of acceptance. Affirm everyone and everything. Freely extend you goodwill and virtue in every direction regardless of circumstances. Embrace all things as part of the Harmonious Oneness and then you will begin to perceive it. The second path is that of denial. Recognize that everything you see and think is a falsehood an illusion a veil over the truth. Peel all the veils away and you will arrive at the Oneness. Though these paths are entirely different they will deliver you to the same place: spontaneous awareness of the Great Oneness.
Lao Tzu   Category: Acceptance

Heaven on earth.
Proverb   Category: Heaven

Discretion in speech is more than eloquence.
Francis Bacon   Category: Discretion

It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt.
Mark Twain   Category: Better

He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.
Aesop   Category: Argument

Congress is continually appointing fact-finding committees when what we really need are some fact-facing committees.
Roger Allen   Category: Unsorted

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Rights

A good listener is not only popular everywhere but after a while he gets to know something.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Popular

In my opinion he only may be truly said to live and enjoy his being who is engaged in some laudable pursuit and acquires a name by some illustrious action or useful art.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Volunteer

Whoso hath a thing wherewith to discharge a debt and refuseth to do it it is right to dishonor and punish him.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Debt

There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Poetry

The gardener Adam and his wife Smile at the claims of long descent.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Adam

Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Speak

I was provided with additional input that was radically different from the truth. I assisted in furthering that version.
Oliver North   Category: Lever

Life is a library owned by an author. It has a few books which he wrote himself but most of them were written for him.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Library

How simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine a roast chestnut a wretched little brazier the sound of the sea.... All that is required to feel that here and now is happiness is a simple frugal heart.
Nikos Kazantzakis   Category: Happiness

The incestuous relationship between government and big business thrives in the dark.
Jack Anderson   Category: Business

The supreme accomplishment is to blur the line between work and play.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee   Category: Accomplishment

I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Hell

A drop of honey catches more flies than a gallon of gall.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Diploma

The brute animals have all the same sensations of pain as human beings and consequently endure as much pain when their body is hurt; but in their case the cruelty of torment is greater because they have no mind to bear them up against their sufferings and no hope to look forward to when enduring the last extreme pain....
Thomas Chalmers   Category: Unsorted

Ceste donc par letude des mathematiques et seulement par elle que lon peut se faire une idee juste et approfondie de ce que cest quune science.
Auguste Comte   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Determination

An executive is a man who decides; sometimes he decides right but always he decides.
John H. Patterson   Category: Decency

If at first you do succeed try try not to be a bore.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: First

If God had wanted us to think with our wombs why did he give us a brain?
Claire Booth Luce   Category: Woe

Morale is self-esteem in action.
Avery Weisman MD   Category: Morale

Life still sucks and it always will because all existences are pointless worthless and superfluous to all the other existences surrounding them. Even if you find someone special in your life and see the significance for your own life in their existence take one step back and you realize that the two of you are existing as one insignificant and superfluous life.
A.M. Gauthier   Category: Unsorted

All sins are attempts to fill voids.
Simone Weil   Category: Sin

Inscription in lobby of the S. F. Bowser & Co. office building Fort Wayne Ind.: I acknowledge Gods great help in all things of which this splendid office is one. One which all our office employees can enjoy. God help us to be grateful.
S. F. Bowser   Category: Unsorted

He who does not tire tires adversity.
Martin Fraquhar Tupper   Category: Adversity

For keenest enjoyment I visit when the dew is on them or in cloudy weather or when the rain is falling: and I must be alone or with someone who cares for them as I do.
David Fairchild   Category: Unsorted

It is better to be envied than pitied.
Herodotus   Category: Better

I praise the Frenchman his remark was shrewd How sweet how passing sweet is solitude. But grant me still a friend in my retreat To whom I may whisperSolitude is sweet.
William Cooper   Category: Unsorted

Most of our people have never had it so good.
Harold MacMillan   Category: Frankness

Utopias are presented for our inspection as a critique of the human state. If they are to be treated as anything but trivial exercises of the imagination. I suggest there is a simple test we can apply.... We must forget the whole paraphernalia of social description demonstration expostulation approbation condemnation. We have to say to ourselves How would I myself live in this proposed society? How long would it be before I went stark staring mad?
William Golding   Category: Unsorted

Man recognizes that he will not die only when he recognizes that he was never born but always has been is and will be.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Eternity

The world is more alive at night; its like God isnt looking.
Elvis Presley   Category: Unsorted

Once you eliminate the impossible whatever remains no matter how improbable must be the truth.
Sherlock Holmes   Category: Truth

Don't flatter yourself that friendship authorizes you to say disagreeable things to your intimates. The nearer you come into relation with a person, the more necessary do tact and courtesy become.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Tact

To live is to function. That is all there is in living.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Life

The true test of character is not how much we know how to do but how we behave when we don't know what to do.
John Holt   Category: Character

Since wars begin in the minds of men it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations
Unknown   Category: Peace

Hope is a prodigal young heir and experience is his Banker but his drafts are seldom honored since there is often a heavy balance against him because he draws largely on a small capital and is not yet in possession.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Hope

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein   Category: Pleasure

The loss of wealth is loss of dirt As sages in all times assert; The happy man s without a shirt.
John Heywood   Category: Potential

Asking an incumbent member of Congress to vote for term limits is a bit like asking a chicken to vote for Colonel Sanders.
Bob Inglis   Category: Unsorted

Man is free but not if he doesnt believe it.
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova   Category: Belief

Success seems to be largely a matter of hanging on after others have let go.
William Feather   Category: Success

A holding company is a thing where you hand an accomplice the goods while the policeman searches you.
Will Rogers   Category: Accomplices

Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Body

Nothing is improbable until it moves into past tense.
George Ade   Category: Time

The world has the habit of making room for the man whose actions show that he knows where he is going.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Action

Man must cease attributing his problems to his environment and learn again to exercise his will his personal responsibility.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Responsibility

It is hard enough to remember my opinions without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Opinion

Priests altars victims swam before my sight.
Edmund Smith   Category: Unsorted

Ive always made a total effort even when the odds seemed entirely against me. I never quit trying; I never felt that I didnt have a chance to win.
Arnold Palmer   Category: Try

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Firm

The Lord God planted a garden In the first white days of the world And he set there an angel warden In a garment of light enfurled. The kiss of the sun for pardon the song of the bird for mirth One is nearer Gods heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney   Category: Unsorted

He that can have patience can have what he will.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Worse

The average man who does not know what to do with his life wants another one which will last forever.
Anatole France   Category: Eternity

There are three truths: my truth your truth and the truth.
Proverb   Category: Lever

Its all right for a woman to be above all human. I am a woman first of all.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Woe

After crosses and losses men grow humbler and wiser.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Trouble

I hope there will be a corner of your heart and mind which takes cheer from the fact that you have an admiring friend a staunch friend that will be all the way with LBJ.
Harold Edward Holt   Category: Unsorted

On earth there is nothing great but man; in man there is nothing great but mind.
Sir William Hamilton   Category: Friendship

If there were no falsehood in the world there would be no doubt; if there were no doubt there would be no inquiry; if no inquiry no wisdom no knowledge no genius.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Youth

If you can keep your wits about you while all others are losing theirs and blaming you.... The world will be yours and everything in it whats more youll be a man my son.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Head

If you have it and you know you have it you have it. If you don't have it and think you have it you have it. But if you have it and don't know you have it you don't have it.
Jackie Gleason   Category: Care

The least movement is of importance to all nature. The entire ocean is affected by a pebble.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Influence

Democracy is also a form of worship. It is the worship of Jackals by Jackasses.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Democracy

There is nothing worse than aggressive stupidity.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Nothing

I stopped believing in Santa Claus at age six when my mother took me to see him in a store and he asked for my autograph.
Shirley Temple Black   Category: Unsorted

The thing that drives me and my colleagues at both Apple and Pixar is that you see something very compelling to you and you don't quite know how to get to it but you know sometimes intuitively its within your grasp. And its worth putting in years of your life to make it come into existence.
Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs   Category: Unsorted

Live simply that others might simply live.
Elizabeth Seaton   Category: Others

Every time we start thinking were the center of the universe the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air Im sorry. Whatd you say your name was again?
Margaret Maron   Category: Ego

Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech. Written when he was 16.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Freedom

The problem with any unwritten law is that you don't know where to go to erase it.
Unknown   Category: Law

To be stupid selfish and have good health are three requirements for happiness though if stupidity is lacking all is lost.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Happiness

A business that makes nothing but money is a poor kind of business.
Henry Ford   Category: Business

A traveler must have the back of an ass to bear all a tongue like the tail of a dog to flatter all the mouth of a hog to eat what is set before him the ear of a merchant to hear all and say nothing.
Thomas Nashe   Category: Ass

I suppose you know where this country would be where the world would be if everyone who got depressed by the papers stopped reading them.
Sue Kaufman   Category: Unsorted

To trace the history of a river or a raindrop as John Muir would have done is also to trace the history of the soul the history of the mind descending and arising in the body. In both we constantly seek and stumble on divinity which like the cornice feeding the lake and the spring becoming a waterfall feeds spills falls and feeds itself over and over again.
Gretel Ehrlich   Category: Unsorted

Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. Its perfect when it arrives and puts itself in our hands. It hopes weve learned something from yesterday.
John Wayne   Category: Hope

What this country needs is a good five-cent cigar.
Thomas Marshall   Category: Cigar

A right is not what someone gives you; it's what no one can take from you.
Ramsey Clark   Category: Ability

Its important to be open-minded but not SO open-minded that your brains fall out.
Rick Radebaugh   Category: Mind

I always tell people that I became a writer not because I went to school but because my mother took me to the library. I wanted to become a writer so I could see my name in the card catalog.
Sandra Cisneros   Category: Writing

The calculus is the greatest aid we have to the application of physical truth in the broadest sense of the word.
W. F. Osgood   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men--true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Radiohead   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain there at knowledge of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Study

Avarice is generally the last passion of those lives of which the first part has been squandered in pleasure and the second devoted to ambition.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Avarice

We are a spectacular splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection. We have genes for usefulness and usefulness is about as close to a common goal of nature as I can guess at. And finally and perhaps best of all we have music.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Music

Patriotism is the religion of Hell.
James Branch Cabell   Category: Patriotism

Three poets in three distant ages born Greece Italy and England did adorn. The first in loftiness of thought surpassd; The next in majesty; in both the last. The force of Nature could no further go; To make a third she joind the former two.
John Dryden   Category: Poetry

Grace was in all her steps heaven in her eye In every gesture dignity and love.
John Milton   Category: Government

To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor to be given a chance to create is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
Bette Davis   Category: Creative

But man is not made for defeat. A man can be destroyed but not defeated.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Defeat

Giving jazz the Congressional seal of approval is a little like making Huck Finn an honorary Boy Scout.
Melvin Maddocks   Category: Jazz

Put three grains of sand inside a vast cathedral and the cathedral will be more closely packed with sand than space is with stars.
Sir James Jeans   Category: Space

The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural.
Lawrence Halprin   Category: Unsorted

A handful of sand is an anthology of the universe.
David McCord   Category: Universe

Iteration like friction is likely to generate heat instead of progress.
George Eliot   Category: Repeat

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Culture

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willen De Kooning   Category: Potential

When a man seduces a woman it should I think be termed a left-handed marriage.
Mary Wollstonecraft   Category: Homosexuality

Every cloud engenders not a storm.
William Shakespeare   Category: Paranoid

I don't really trust a sane person.
Lyle Alzado   Category: Sanity

Success is that old ABC Ability Breaks and Courage.
Charles Luckman   Category: Ability

Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishments.
Jim Rohn   Category: Discipline

What is a man born for but to be a reformer a remaker of what has been made a denouncer of lies a restorer of truth and good?
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Reform

Tis better to remain silent and be thought a fool than open ones mouth and remove all doubt.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Better

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Anita Brookner   Category: Friendship

Our prayers should be for blessings in general for God knows best what is good for us.
Socrates   Category: Praise

Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.
George Eliot   Category: Nothing

Deliberate with caution but act with decision; And yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Cause

Try out your ideas by visualizing them in action.
Dr. David Seabury   Category: Idea

Romance has been elegantly defined as the offspring of fiction and love.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Fiction

An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
John Junor   Category: Unsorted

Tyrants have not yet discovered any chains that can fetter the mind.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Mind

Life is beautiful in its simplicity.
Thomas Matthiessen   Category: Unsorted

The universe is a big place perhaps the biggest.
Kilgore Trout   Category: Universe

But noble souls through dust and heat Rise from disaster and defeat The stronger.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Destiny

Hell is paved with good Samaritans.
William M. Holden   Category: Hell

Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus   Category: Age

That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Atheism

Men are respectable only as they respect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Respect

If we would guide by the light of reason we must let our minds be bold.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Book

Okay Im sorry I don't write poems about sunsets and nature and mystical experiences I only know what I know; I could write that the sight of a sunset lit up my mind like Light Brite and I was enlightened or that the sun and moon are my mother and father; but I cant I can only write with any semblance of truth about what contains my simple frame of reference.
Gillian McCain   Category: Unsorted

The first man gets the oyster the second man gets the shell.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Unsorted

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our Actions; desire causes our voluntary acts force our involuntary.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Desire

Immense power is acquired by assuring yourself in your secret reveries that you were born to control affairs.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Power

Man supposes that he directs his life and governs his actions when his existence is irretrievably under the control of destiny.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Destiny

The family is the association established by nature for the supply of mans everyday wants.
Aristotle   Category: Family

There is no reality except the one contained within us. That is why so many people live such an unreal life. They take the images outside them for reality and never allow the world within to assert itself.
Hermann Hesse   Category: Assert

If you fear making anyone mad then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Anger

That sometimes clear ... and sometimes vague stuff ... which is ... mathematics.
Imre Lakatos   Category: Unsorted

Pride the first peer and president of hell.
Daniel Defoe   Category: Pride

Good temper like a sunny day sheds a ray of brightness over everything; it is the sweetener of toil and the soother of disquietude!
Washington Irving   Category: Unsorted

Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; And writing an exact man.
Francis Bacon   Category: Literature

The burden of the incommunicable.
Thomas de Quincey   Category: Unsorted

Whatever is is in its causes just.
John Dryden   Category: Justice

Nobody ever fergits where he buried a hatchet.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: War

A wrong-doer is often a man that has left something undone not always he that has done something.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Deeds

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Belief

The more horrifying this world becomes the more art becomes abstract.
Ellen Key   Category: Art

... As a so-called civilized people and as members of a society in search of lasting peace in the world we cannot remain callous to our responsibility toward nature and insensitive to the inherent rights of the animals.
Nathaniel Altman   Category: Unsorted

The only justification for looking down on anyone is that youre going to stop and pick them up.
Wynton Marsalis   Category: Unsorted

The best index to a persons character is (a) how he treats people who cant do him any good and (b) how he treats people who cant fight back.
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Best

Transport of the mails transport of the human voice transport of flickering pictures in this century as in others our highest accomplishments still have the single aim of bringing men together.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Accomplishment

Young people tell what they are doing old people what they have done and fools what they wish to do.
Proverb   Category: Achievement

What man has done to man in the former Yugoslavia strains even the most agile imagination.
Grant Niemann   Category: Unsorted

If a thing isnt worth saying you sing it.
Pierre Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais   Category: Unsorted

I will tell you what I will do and what I will not do. I will not serve that in which I no longer believe whether it call itself my home my fatherland or my church: and I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can using for my defence the only arms I allow myself to use silence exile and cunning.
James Joyce   Category: Death

Salesmanship like tailoring showswhen its cheap.
Bill Schenk   Category: Unsorted

Perhaps the efforts of the true poets founders religions literatures all ages have been and ever will be our time and times to come essentially the same to bring people back from their present strayings and sickly abstractions to the costless average divine original concrete.
Walt Whitman   Category: Abstract

I go to seek a great perhaps.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Death

Tobacco coffee alcohol hashish prussic acid strychnine are weak dilutions: the surest poison is time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Drugs

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

The only reward for love is the experience of loving.
John LeCarre   Category: Unsorted

The generality of mankind is lazy. What distinguishes men of genuine achievement from the rest of us is not so much their intellectual powers and aptitudes as their curiosity their energy their fullest use of their potentialities. Nobody really knows how smart or talented he is until he finds the incentives to use himself to the fullest. God has given us more than we know what to do with.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Lazy

It is impossible to travel faster than the speed of light and certainly not desirable as ones hat keeps blowing off.
Woody Allen   Category: Light

The rule is perfect: in all matters of opinion are adversaries some are insane.
Mark Twain   Category: Adversary

Certainly it is true that the constant striving for something betterthe price of progressadds to the total of human happiness. It stimulates industry by creating new wants. It multiplies opportunities for the employment of brain and brawn. And it bridges the gaps between peaks of prosperity and helps take up the slack during times of reaction.
John N. Willys   Category: Progress

No more wars no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom salaam forever.
Menachem Begin   Category: Death

The factory of the future will have only two employees a man and a dog. The man will be there to feed the dog. The dog will be there to keep the man from touching the equipment.
Warren G. Bennis   Category: Dog

Genius is talent provided with ideals.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Genius

I have an axe to grind.
Proverb   Category: Anger

We need to get beyond the politics of the moment the deficit of the hour the military count of the day the numbers that rarely shape events. Our long-term interests must be in people and in the values of democracy and individual liberty.
Bill Bradley   Category: Unsorted

By common consent gray hairs are a crown of glory; the only object of respect that can never excite envy.
George Bancroft   Category: Hair

Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns. I am thankful that thorns have roses.
Alphonse Karr   Category: Complacency

A cynic is a man who looks at the world with a monocle in his minds eye.
Carolyn Wells   Category: Cynic

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
The Bible   Category: Vain

I have an answering machine in my car. It says Im home now. But leave a message and Ill call when Im out
Steven Wright   Category: Home

Call time out when you need help and ask the Coach for help. Don't wait. Do it when you need it.
Paul H. Dunn   Category: Unsorted

The mills of God grind slow but they grind exceedingly small.
Friedrich von Logau   Category: Law

A trouble is a scratch scratches turn into scars and scars grow with you.
Tim Ault   Category: Unsorted

ILLUSTRIOUS adj. Suitably placed for the shafts of malice envy and detraction.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Malice

Only fools and dead men don't change their minds. Fools wont. Dead men cant.
John H. Patterson   Category: Change

When humor goes there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Civilization

My salad days When I was green in judgment: cold in blood To say as I said then!
William Shakespeare   Category: Judgment

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
Gerard Didier Erasmus   Category: War

The behaviour of men to the lower animals and their behaviour to each other bear a constant relationship.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Animals

Nothing is more difficult and therefore more precious than to be able to decide.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Decency

I have never imputed to Nature a purpose or a goal or anything that could be understood as anthropomorphic. What I see in Nature is a magnificent structure that we can comprehend only very imperfectly and that must fill a thinking person with a feeling of humility. This is a genuinely religious feeling that has nothing to do with mysticism.
Albert Einstein   Category: Imperfection

If your going to try to push nature it just pushes right back against you.
Neil Dunaetz   Category: Garden

Three favorite rules of thumb: Is the proposed operation likely to succeed? What might be the consequences of failure? Is it in the realm of practicality in terms of materiel and supplies?
Admiral Chester William Nimitz   Category: Success

There is no man so friendless but what he can find a friend sincere enough to tell him disagreeable truths.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Friendship

I spilled spot remover on my dog. Now hes gone.
Steven Wright   Category: Dog

Geniuses are the luckiest mortals because what they must do is the same as what they most want to do.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Unsorted

Go as far as you can see; when you get there youll be able to see farther.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Get

He is your friend your partner your defender your dog. You are his life his love his leader. He will be yours faithful and true to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
Unknown   Category: Friendship

I would not think that philosophy and reason themselves will be mans guide in the foreseeable future; however they will remain the most beautiful sanctuary they have always been for the select few.
Albert Einstein   Category: Philosophy

A house is a machine for living in.
Le Corbusier   Category: Arab

But there's another type of poison perhaps a little more insidious thought poison commonly called gossip. Thought poison differs from body poison in two ways. It affects the mind not the body and it is more subtle. The person being poisoned usually doesn't know it. Thought-poison is subtle but it accomplishes big things. It reduces the size of our thinking by forcing us to concentrate on petty unimportant things. It warps and twists our thinking about people because it is based on a distortion of facts and it creates a guilt feeling in us that shows through when we meet the person we've gossiped about. Thought-poison is 0 percent right thinking: it is 100 percent wrong thinking. And contrary to lots of opinion women have no exclusive franchise on gossip. Every day many men too live in a partially poisoned environment.
David. J. Schwartz PhD   Category: Gossip

Wisdom: Knowledge rightly applied. We assimilate lots of knowledge. Whether or not we do anything with that knowledge is a measure of our wisdom. That implies some change ... and change can be difficult. Note: For Hyrum Smith's other ideas which he regards as pertinent to Success see Topics: Character Charity Goals Humility Peace of Mind Sacrifice SuccessChangePersonal Growth SuccessChangeConstructive Imagination Wisdom
Hyrum W. Smith   Category: Unsorted

Cultivate the garden within. What was Paradise? but a garden an orchard of trees and herbs full of pleasure and nothing there but delights.
William Lawson   Category: Garden

Unless a tree has borne blossoms in spring you will vainly look for fruit on it in autumn.
Charles Hare   Category: Tree

The harder I work the luckier I get.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Work

No one can possibly achieve any real and lasting success or get rich in business by being a conformist.
John Paul Getty   Category: Conformity

The decline in literature indicates a decline in the nation. The two keep pace in their downward tendency.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Literature

He flung himself from the room flung himself upon his horse and rode madly off in all directions.
Stephen Butler Leacock   Category: Direction

Genius not only diagnoses the situation but supplies the answers.
Robert Ranke Graves   Category: Unsorted

Death is nothing to us since when we are death has not come and when death has come we are not.
Epicurus   Category: Death

The real secret of how to use time is to pack it as you would a portmanteau filling up the small spaces with small things.
Sir Henry Haddow   Category: Time

That man is idle who can do something better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Idleness

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall   Category: Deeds

The best is the cheapest.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Best

It is a peculiar sensation this double-consciousness this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others.... One feels his two-ness an American a Negro; two souls two thoughts two unreconciled strivings; two warring ideals in one dark body whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.
W. E. B. Du Bois   Category: Africa

Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson   Category: Future

Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Unsorted

The shortest way to do many things at once is to do them one at a time.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Time

You can complain because roses have thorns or you can rejoice because thorns have roses.
Tom Wilson   Category: Complacency

Dictionaries are like watches; the worst is better than none and the best cannot be expected to go quite true.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Dictionary

From the crown of his head to the sole of the foot.
Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny the Elder   Category: Unsorted

Under any conditions anywhere whatever you are doing there is some ordinance under which you can be booked.
Robert D. Sprecht   Category: Unsorted

Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization.
Lincoln Steffens   Category: Unsorted

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Plato   Category: Kindness

Some people think of the glass as half full. Some people think of the glass as half empty. I think of the glass as too big.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Unsorted

... every tree near our house had a name of its own and a special identity. This was the beginning of my love for natural things for earth and sky for roads and fields and woods for trees and grass and flowers; a love which has been second only to my sense of enduring kinship with birds and animals and all inarticulate creatures.
Ellen Glasgow   Category: Unsorted

Change is not made without inconvenience even from worse to better.
Richard Hooker   Category: Change

There is hardly a facet of life that is now free of some sort of federal action.
Millicent Fenwick   Category: Government

The heavy is the root of the light. The tranquil is the ruler of the hasty.
Lao Tzu   Category: Tranquility

To exclude from positions of trust and command all those below the age of 44 would have kept Jefferson from writing the Declaration of Independence Washington from commanding the Continental Army Madison from fathering the Constitution Hamilton from serving as secretary of the treasury Clay from being elected speaker of the House and Christopher Columbus from discovering America.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Age

Before you are five and twenty you must establish a character that will serve you all your life.
Lord Collingwood   Category: Unsorted

A man who is furnished with arguments from the mint will convince his antagonist much sooner than one who draws them from reason and philosophy. Gold is a wonderful clearer of the understanding; it dissipates every doubt and scruple in an instant; accommodates itself to the meanest capacities; silences the loud and clamorous and cringes over the most obstinate and inflexible. Philip of Macedon was a man of most invincible reason this way. He refuted by it all the wisdom of Athens; confounded their statesmen; struck their orators dumb; and at length argued them out of all their liberties.
Joseph Addison   Category: Argument

No two men are alike and both of them are happy for it.
Morris Mandel   Category: Alike

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Action

If I knew what I was so anxious about I wouldnt be so anxious.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Worry

This is one of those cases in which the imagination is baffled by the facts.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Fact

We all remember how many religious wars were fought for a religion of love and gentleness; how many bodies were burned alive with the genuinely kind intention of saving souls from the eternal fire of hell.
Karl Raimund Popper   Category: Intentions

There is no limit to what you can imagine. And with commitment with effort what you can imagine you can become. Put your mind to work for you. Believe that you can do it. The world will tell you that you cant. Yet in your belief youll find the strength youll find the ability to do it anyway.
Ralph Marston   Category: Imagination

The little things? The little moments? They arent little.
John Zabat-Zinn   Category: Unsorted

Organization is the art of getting men to respond like thoroughbreds. When you cluck to a thoroughbred he gives you all of the speed and strength of heart and sinew he has in him. When you cluck to a jackass he kicks.
C. R. House   Category: Unsorted

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Crime

Neither cast ye your pearls before swine.
The Bible   Category: Futility

You can only perceive real beauty in a person as they get older.
Anouk Aimee   Category: Age

If you lose the power to laugh you lose the power to think.
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: Laugh

The Ten Commandments aren't prefaced with If you're in the mood.
Dr. Laura Schlessinger   Category: Unsorted

They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Josiah W. Bailey   Category: Forgive

The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
John Jensen   Category: End

Christianity is part of the Common Law of England.
Sir Matthew Hale   Category: Common

Daughter to that good Earl once President Of Englands Council and her Treasury Who lived in both unstained with gold or fee And left them both more in himself content Till sad the breaking of that Parliament Broke him as that dishonest victory At Chaeronea fatal to liberty Killed with report that old man eloquent. Though later born than to have known the days Wherein your father flourished yet by you Madam methinks I see him living yet; So well your words his noble virtues praise That all both judge you to relate them true And to possess them honoured Margaret.
John Milton   Category: Virtue

Only the mediocre are always at their best.
Hippolyte Jean Giraudoux   Category: Best

A man who is not a liberal at sixteen has no heart; a man who is not a conservative at sixty has no head.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Heart

Obstacles cannot crush me. Every obstacle yields to stern resolve. He who is fixed to a star does not change his mind.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Mind

If you reject the food ignore the customs fear the religion and avoid the people you might better stay home. You are like a pebble thrown into water; you become wet on the surface but are never part of the water.
James Albert Michener   Category: Journey

As for the Future your task is not to foresee but to enable it.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Future

Research is four things: brains with which to think eyes with which to see machines with which to measure and fourth money.
Albert SzentGyorgyi de Nagyraolt   Category: Unsorted

To son János: For Gods sake please give it up. Fear it no less than the sensual passion because it too may take up all your time and deprive you of your health peace of mind and happiness in life. Bolyais father urging him to give up work on non-Euclidian geometry.
Wolfgang Bolyai   Category: Unsorted

How can you expect me to be perfect when I am full of contradictions.
Abraham Ibn Ezra   Category: Unsorted

Art is the stored honey of the human soul gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Theodore Dreiser   Category: Art

Men do not succeed in business or in life no matter how intelligent they may be no matter how sharply their aptitudes are defined no matter how brilliantly they may be educated unless they are oriented toward the proper goals and have the drive or motivating force to succeed. One has to want something mighty hard and keep on wanting things all his life....
WalIace H Wulfeck   Category: Unsorted

Moral principle is a looser bond than pecuniary interest.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Morality

A dying man needs to die as a sleepy man needs to sleep and there comes a time when it is wrong as well as useless to resist.
Stewart Alsop   Category: Death

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Strength

Patience is a most necessary quality for business: many a man would rather you heard his story than granted his request.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Listen

Life is short and its up to you to make it sweet.
Sarah Sadie Delany   Category: Unsorted

We are born believing. A man bears beliefs as a tree bears apples.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Corrupt

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Egg

The height of great men reached and kept were not attained by sudden flight but they while their companions slept were toiling upward in the night.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Accomplishment

PHILOSOPHY n. A route of many roads leading from nowhere to nothing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Philosophy

Geometry is a skill of the eyes and the hands as well as of the mind.
Jean Pedersen   Category: Unsorted

Pride like laudanum and other poisonous medicines is beneficial in small though injurious in large quantities. No man who is not pleased with himself even in a personal sense can please others.
Frederick Saunders   Category: Unsorted

The shortest distance between two points is usually torn up.
Frank Walsh   Category: Distance

If a man be gracious and courteous to strangers it shows he is a citizen of the world.
Francis Bacon   Category: Citizen

What would Christ do if he were in my situation?
Chieko N. Okazaki   Category: Unsorted

Whenever you find Humor you find Pathos close by its side.
Edwin Whipple   Category: Humor

There are two sides to every story at least.
Ann Landers   Category: Unsorted

Very few people possess true artistic ability. It is therefore both unseemly and unproductive to irritate the situation by making an effort. If you have a burning restless urge to write or paint simply eat something sweet and the feeling will pass.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Art

The best preacher is the heart the best teacher is time the best book is the world the best friend is God.
Unknown   Category: Preach

Never answer a hypothetical question.
Moshe Arens   Category: Question

When a man is wrong and wont admit is he always gets angry.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton   Category: Anger

Power like a desolating pestilence pollutes whatever it touches.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Power

Anyone who doesnt make mistakes isnt trying hard enough.
Wess Roberts   Category: Try

Was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?
John Stuart Mill   Category: Dictators

He who has no taste for order will be often wrong in his judgment and seldom considerate or conscientious in his Actions.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Order

If you follow your bliss you put yourself on a kind of track which has been there all the while waiting for you and the life that you ought to be living is the one you are living.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Life

It is my living sentiment and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentimentIndependence now and Independence forever.
Daniel Webster   Category: Revolution

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist a woman in the audience stood up and said Yes but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
Quentin Crisp   Category: Atheism

Nature uses as little as possible of anything.
Johannes Keppler   Category: Unsorted

Attempt the end and never stand to doubt; Nothing's so hard but search will find it out.
Richard Lovelace   Category: Unsorted

Every man however obscure however far removed from the general recognition is one of a group of men impressible for good and impressible for evil and it is in the nature of things that he cannot really improve himself without in some degree improving other men.
Charles Dickens   Category: Unsorted

Committing yourself is a way of finding out who you are. A man finds his identity by identifying. A mans identity is not best thought of as the way in which he is separated from his fellows but the way in which he is united with them.
Robert Terwilliger   Category: Self

America is a large friendly dog in a very small room. Every time it wags its tail it knocks over a chair.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee   Category: Dog

DIPLOMACY n. Lying in state or the patriotic art of lying for ones country.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Diploma

The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat something to drink and somebody to love you.
Brendan Behan   Category: Easy

Thinking makes the man.
Amos Bronson Alcott   Category: Unsorted

For those who have seen the Earth from space and for the hundreds and perhaps thousands more who will the experience most certainly changes your perspective. The things that we share in our world are far more valuable than those which divide us.
Donald Williams   Category: Unsorted

Rapidity does not always mean progress and hurry is akin to waste. The old fable of the hare and the tortoise is just as good now and just as true as when it was first written.
C. A. Stoddard   Category: Haste

It is certain because it is impossible. Certum est quia impossibile
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullianus)   Category: Impossible

As far as the laws of mathematics refer to reality they are not certain; and as far as they are certain they do not refer to reality.
Albert Einstein   Category: Reality

Hope is a good breakfast but it is a bad supper.
Francis Bacon   Category: Breakfast

Princeton Universtiy October 13 1928: In order to be a success in business there is one thing you must do. You cannot be successful without it. That is WORK. I have not told you anything new. Everyone knows that you cannot be successful in anything without work. Why does not everyone work? Because some lack the one thing that makes men want to work ENTHUSIASM. That is something no one can give you. You must acquire it yourself and the only way that you can become enthusiastic about anything is to have a thorough KNOWLEDGE of it. You have never seen an enthusiastic man who was lazy.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Work

On one of those rare occasions when Bach appraised his own life's work he remarked: I worked hard.
Johann Sebastian Bach   Category: Unsorted

But my dear man reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot you know.
Alan Watts   Category: Reality

The policy of being too cautious is the greatest risk of all.
Jawaharlal Nehru   Category: Risk

No one would remember the Good Samaritan if hed only had good intentionshe had money as well.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Help

Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes.
Norman Douglas   Category: Education

There are two situations that make interesting stories: when an extraordinary person is plunged into the commonplace and when an ordinary person gets involved in extraordinary events.
Sister Helen Prejean   Category: Unsorted

That execrable sum of all villanies commonly called a Slave Trade.
John Wesley   Category: Unsorted

I believe life is a series of near misses. A lot of what we ascribe to luck is not luck at all. Its seizing the day and accepting responsibility for your future. Its seeing what other people don't see And pursuing that vision.
Howard Schultz   Category: Unsorted

Terror is nothing more than justice prompt secure and inflexible.
Maximilian François Robespierre   Category: Unsorted

Its managements job to know.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming   Category: Unsorted

When a marriage works nothing on earth can take its place.
Helen Gahagan Douglas   Category: Marriage

The fairest things have fleetest end Their scent survives their close: But the roses scent is bitterness To him that loved the rose.
Francis Thompson   Category: Unsorted

I have too many fantasies to be a housewife. I guess I am a fantasy.
Marilyn Monroe   Category: Fantasy

Leadership should be born out of the understanding of the needs of those who would be affected by it.
Marian Anderson   Category: Leadership

The quest for this unwearied peace is constant and universal. Probe deeply into the teaching of Buddha Maimonides or a Kempis and you will discover that they base their diverse doctrines on the foundation of a large spiritual serenity. Analyze the prayers of troubled overborne mankind of all creeds in every age--and their petitions come down to the irreducible common denominators of daily bread and inward peace. Grown men do not pray for vain trifles. When they lift up their hearts and voices in the valley of tears they ask for strength and courage and understanding.
Joshua Loth Liebman   Category: Unsorted

Every age has its pleasures its style of wit and its own ways.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux   Category: Times

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 treble our former capacities and to amaze ourselves by the results achieved. Quotas when set up for us by others are challenges which goad us on to surpass ourselves. The outstanding leaders of every age are those who set up their own quotas and constantly exceed them.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Energy

We are what we are wherever we are.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Afraid

Life means to have something definite to do--a mission to fulfill--and in the measure in which we avoid setting our life to something we make it empty. Human life by its very nature has to be dedicated to something.
Jose Ortega y Gasset   Category: Life

It is better to be unfaithful than to be faithful without wanting to be.
Brigitte Bardot   Category: Unfaithful

Papa potatoes poultry prunes and prism all very good words for the lipsespecially prunes and prism.
Charles Dickens   Category: Word

Everyone has a fair turn to be as great as he pleases.
Jeremy Collier   Category: Unsorted

Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce   Category: Business

You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.
James L. Allen   Category: Courage

Leadership is practiced not so much in words as in attitude and in actions.
Harold Geneen   Category: Attitude

It is the social obligation of management to make certain that its executives are functioning at peak performance both physically and psychologically. To keep top men from spinning management must see that executives should: receive periodic medical checkups; receive periodic psychological evaluations; be given an adequate number of assistants of proper ability; have their time pressures reduced through improved selling; be given training in leadership.
Dr. Stanley G. Dulsky   Category: Management

Certainly virtue is like precious odors most fragrant when they are incensed or crushed for prosperity doth best discover vice But adversity doth best discover virtue.
Francis Bacon   Category: Virtue

...the myth of socialism is far stronger than the reality of capitalism. That is because capitalism is not really an ism at all. It is what people do if you leave them alone.
Arnold Beichmen   Category: Unsorted

Ab absurdo - From the absurd.
Proverb   Category: Absurd

The secret of drunkeness is that it insulates us in thought whilst it unites us in feeling.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Alcohol

But we all with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord are changed into the same image from glory to glory even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
The Bible   Category: Mirror

You know... that a blank wall is an appalling thing to look at. The wall of a museum - a canvas - a piece of film - or a guy sitting in front of a typewriter. Then you start out to do something - that vague thing called creation. The beginning strikes awe within you.
Edward Steichen   Category: Creation

Am I lightheaded because Im not dead or because Im still alive?
Heidi Sandige   Category: Death

Bite off more than you can chew then chew it. Plan more than you can do then do it.
Unknown   Category: Dogma

The way for a young man to rise is to improve himself in every way he can never suspecting that anybody wishes to hinder him.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Youth

Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Persecution

As the presence of those we love is as a double life so absence in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy is as a foretaste of death.
Anna Jameson   Category: Unsorted

Living in dreams of yesterday we find ourselves still dreaming of impossible future conquests.
Charles Lindbergh   Category: Unsorted

Good-bye Piccadilly Farewell Leicester Square; Its a long long way to Tipperary but my hearts right there.
Harry Williams   Category: Unsorted

Jealousy is the fear or apprehension of superiority; envy our uneasiness under it.
William Shenstone   Category: Jealous

My advice to the womens clubs of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
William Allen White   Category: Woe

It's impossible for you to conceive how far up is except for the limitations of your own mind.
Pat Ryan   Category: Unsorted

A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Unknown   Category: Improve

We go in withering July To ply the hard incessant hoe; Panting beneath the brazen sky We sweat and grumble but we go.
Ruth Pitter   Category: Unsorted

I do not believe you can do todays job with yesterdays methods and be in business tomorrow.
Nelson Jackson   Category: Business

I have the worlds largest collection of seashells. I keep it on all the beaches of the world.... Perhaps youve seen it.
Steven Wright   Category: Collector

Abandon all hope all ye who enter here
Dante Alighieri   Category: Hell

In Chicago we may not think the Picasso presiding over the Richard J. Daley Center plaza is art but we know its a big Picasso and its the citys Picasso and when the Cubs made the play-offs the sculpture wore a baseball cap just like everything else.
Pat Colander   Category: Art

In all science error precedes the truth and it is better it should go first than last.
Walpole   Category: Science

There are only two types of women goddesses and doormats.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Goddess

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.
Mary Shafer   Category: Safety

There is the greatest practical benefit in making a few failures early in life.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Early

A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
George D. Prentice   Category: Truth

I believe that almost all important useful ideas are simple. Peter Whittle has recently put it nicely in an autobiographical essay. If a piece of work is heavy and complicated then it is wrong. ... Some writers feel that to express their ideas in simple terms is degrading. Some use complexity to disguise the paucity of their material. In fact simplicity is a virtue and when as here it is both original and useful it can represent a real advance in knowledge.
D. V. Lindley   Category: Unsorted

The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Dream

Seeing is different than being told.
Proverb   Category: See

Indifference to me is the epitome of evil.
Elie Wiesel   Category: Indifference

A reading from the Book of Armaments Chapter 4 Verses 16 to 20: Then did he raise on high the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch saying Bless this O Lord that with it thou mayst blow thine enemies to tiny bits in thy mercy. And the people did rejoice and did feast upon the lambs and toads and tree-sloths and fruit-bats and orangutans and breakfast cereals … Now did the Lord say “First thou pullest the Holy Pin. Then thou must count to three. Three shall be the number of the counting and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count neither shalt thou count two excepting that thou then proceedeth to three. Five is right out. Once the number three being the number of the counting be reached then lobbest thou the Holy Hand Grenade in the direction of thine foe who being naughty in my sight shall snuff it.
Monty Python   Category: Comedy

The noblest employment of the mind of man is the study of the works of his creator.
Akhenaton   Category: God

A Persians heaven is easly made: T is but black eyes and lemonade.
Charles Lamb   Category: Heaven

The law will never make men free it is men that have to make the law free.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Law

The secret of all victory lies in the organization of the non-obvious.
Spengler   Category: Victory

We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Debt

In the scriptures there is no such thing as righteous pride. It is always considered as a sin. We are not speaking of a wholesome view of self-worth which is best established by a close relationship with God. But we are speaking of pride as the universal sin as someone has described it.... Essentially pride is a my will rather than thy will approach to life. The opposite of pride is humbleness meekness submissiveness or teachableness.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Immorality

If you bow at all bow low.
Proverb   Category: Politeness

Id cut the ropes that bind me if someone would free my hands.
Jason Smith   Category: Unsorted

To accept what you are is to be content and contentment is the greatest wealth. To work with patience is to gather power.
Vimalia McClure   Category: Unsorted

The gods play games with men as balls... In wondrous ways do the gods make sport with men.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Games

MONSIGNOR n. A high ecclesiastical title of which the Founder of our religion overlooked the advantages.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Overlooked

There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Mob

You have to take chances for peace just as you take chances in war. The ability to get to the verge without getting into war is the necessary art. If you try to run away from it if you are scared to go to the brink you are lost.
John Foster Dulles   Category: Peace

Too many cooks may spoil the broth but it only takes one to burn it.
Madeleine Bingham   Category: Unsorted

The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write.... I have always considered myself a voice of what I believe to be a greater renaissance the revolt of the soul against the intellect.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Time

The office of the President is such a bastardized thing half royalty and half democracy that nobody knows whether to genuflect or spit.
Jimmy Breslin   Category: President

SAINT n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Saint

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Lever

As knowledge increases the verdict of yesterday must be reversed today and in the long run the most positive authority is the least to be trusted.
Hugh W. Nibley   Category: Unsorted

Those who believe that we have reached the limit of business progress and employment opportunity in this country are like the farmer who had two windmills and pulled one down because he was afraid there was not enough wind for both.
Morris S. Tremaine   Category: Business

In building a firm foundation for Success here are a few stones to remember: 1. The wisdom of preparation. 2. The value of confidence. 3. The worth of honesty. 4. The privilege of working. 5. The discipline of struggle. 6. The magnetism of character. 7. The radiance of health. 8. The forcefulness of simplicity. 9. The winsomeness of courtesy. 10. The attractiveness of modesty. 11. The inspiration of cleanliness. 12. The satisfaction of serving. 13. The power of suggestion. 14. The buoyancy of enthusiasm. 15. The advantage of initiative. 16. The virtue of patience. 17. The rewards of co-operation. 18. The fruitfulness of perseverance. 19. The sportsmanship of losing. 20. The joy of winning.
Rollo C. Hester   Category: Success

I have a most peaceable disposition. My desires are for a modest hut a thatched roof but a good bed good food very fresh milk and butter flowers in front of my window and a few pretty trees by my door. And should the good Lord wish to make me really happy he will allow me the pleasure of seeing about six or seven of my enemies hanged upon those trees.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Home

Every crowd has a silver lining.
PhineasTaylor Barnum   Category: Optimism

Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Example

Major writing is to say what has been seen so that it need never be said again.
Delmore Schwartz   Category: Writing

Action looks words steps form the alphabet by which you may spell character.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Character

There is no female Mozart because there is no female Jack the Ripper.
Camille Paglia   Category: Woe

The future influences the present just as much as the past.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Future

The world has different owners at sunrise ... Even your own garden does not belong to you. Rabbits and blackbirds have the lawns; a tortoise-shell cat who never appears in daytime patrols the brick walls and a golden-tailed pheasant glints his way through the iris spears.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Unsorted

It is far easier to make war than to make peace.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Peace

The advertising man is a liaison between the products of business and the mind of the nation. He must know both before he can serve either.
Glenn Frank   Category: Advertising

Unfortunately what is little recognized is that the most worthwhile scientific books are those in which the author clearly indicates what he does not know; for an author most hurts his readers by concealing difficulties.
Evariste Galois   Category: Unsorted

Faith keeps many doubts in her pay. If I could not doubt I should not believe.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Doubt

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder   Category: Learn

Borrow trouble for yourself if thats your nature but don't lend it to your neighbors.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Anxiety

One goes to Nature only for hints and half-truths. Her facts are crude until you have absorbed them or translated them.... It is not so much what we see as what the thing seen suggests.
John Burroughs   Category: Unsorted

I have had more trouble with myself than with any man I have ever met!
Dwight L. Moody   Category: Humanitarian

Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure ... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas. -
George Crane   Category: Unsorted

When you take the sires of the cage apart you do not hurt the bird but you help it. You let it out of its prison. How do you you know that death does not help me when it takes the wires of my cage down?that it does not release me and put me into some better place and better condition of life?
Randolph S. Foster   Category: Unsorted

Knowledge itself is power. Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
Francis Bacon   Category: Knowledge

WIT n. The salt with which the American humorist spoils his intellectual cookery by leaving it out.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Salt

There are no ugly women only lazy ones.
Helena Rubenstein   Category: Ugly

If you want to build a ship don't drum up people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Belief

To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.
George Washington   Category: Error

I am free of all prejudice. I hate everyone equally.
W. C. Fields   Category: Prejudice

You cannot expect the Form before the IdeaFor they will come into being together.
Arnold Schoenberg   Category: Idea

He who can does. He who cannot teaches.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Teach

A penny will hide the biggest star in the Universe if you hold it close enough to your eye.
Samuel Grafton   Category: Money

RABBLE n. In a republic those who exercise a supreme authority tempered by fraudulent elections. The rabble is like the sacred Simurgh of Arabian fable omnipotent on condition that it do nothing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Election

Nothing so conclusively proves a mans ability to lead others as what he does from day to day to lead himself.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Leadership

Happy the man and happy he alone He who can call today his own: He who secure within can say Tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today.
John Dryden   Category: Happiness

Change before you have to.
Jack Welch   Category: Unsorted

Whether we and our politicians know it or not Nature is party to all our deals and decisions and she has more votes a longer memory and a sterner sense of justice than we do.
Wendell Berry   Category: Nature

There is no finer investment for any community than putting milk into babies.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Baby

The joy of life is made up of obscure and seemingly mundane victories that give us our own small satisfactions.
Billy Joel   Category: Joy

The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.
S. I. Hayakawa   Category: Unsorted

Before I met my husband Id never fallen in love. Id stepped in it a few times.
Rita Rudner   Category: Love

It is more true to say that our opinions depend upon our lives and habits than to say that our lives and habits depend on our opinions.
John Lord Morley   Category: Unsorted

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather   Category: Death

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Danger

In the worlds broad field of battle In the bivouac of Life Be not like dumb driven cattle! Be a hero in the strife.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Hero

It is a pleasure to stand upon the shore and to see ships tost upon the sea: a pleasure to stand in the window of a castle and to see a battle and the adventures thereof below: but no pleasure is comparable to standing upon the vantage ground of truth ... and to see the errors and wanderings and mists and tempests in the vale below.
Francis Bacon   Category: Truth

Without doubt machines will be able to determine the means and avenues to goals but men will continue to set the goals themselves. For what machine can ever apply the considerations of compassion and justice which as mans enlightenment spreads ... will enter ever more into the decisions that affect his future ... in the universe?
Lewis L. Straus   Category: Unsorted

Let every nation know whether it wishes us well or ill that we shall pay any price bear any burden meet any hardship support any friend oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Burden

Next to temperance a quiet conscience a cheerful mind and active habits I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.
Flint   Category: Unsorted

Every author however modest keeps a most outrageous vanity chained like a madman in the padded cell of his breast.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Author

Everything looks impossible for the people who never try anything.
Jean-Louis Etienne   Category: Unsorted

Trust not yourself but your defects to know make use of every friend and every foe.
Alexander Pope   Category: Self

To Ptolemy I: There is no royal road to geometry.
Euclid   Category: Learn

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again Id make the same mistakes only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Regret

The paleontological evidence before us today clearly demonstrates ordered progressive change with the successive development of new faunal and floral assemblages through the changing epochs of our earths history. There should be no real conflict between science which is the search for truth and Christs teachings which I hold to be truth itself. It is only when scientists remove God from creation that the Christian is faced with an irreconcilable situation.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Unsorted

The book you don't read wont help.
Jim Rohn   Category: Book

The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes or it prospers; and anon Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face Lighting a little hour or two is gone.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Hope

There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Opportunity

People buy products for what they can do not for what they are.
F. G. Buck Rodgers   Category: Animals

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.
Diogenes Laertius   Category: Unsorted

Even a mistake may turn out to be the one thing necessary to a worthwhile achievement.
Henry Ford   Category: Achievement

I thought I could change the world. It took me a hundred years to figure out I cant change the world. I can only change Bessie. And honey that aint easy either.
Annie Elizabeth Delany   Category: Change

Everything starts as somebodys daydream
Larry Niven   Category: Dream

As if we don't have enough violence on television. After her husband accidentally hit two spectators with golf balls during a celebrity golf tournament.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: Television

The Corridors of Power.
C. P. Snow   Category: Unsorted

Ambition is a vice which often puts men upon doing the meanest offices; so climbing is performed in the same posture with creeping.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Ambition

Every noble acquisition is attended with its risks; he who fears to encounter the one must not expect to obtain the other.
Pietro Metastasio   Category: Risk

It was not that the jagged precipices were lofty that the encircling woods were the dimmest shade or that the waters were profoundly deep; but that over all rocks wood and water brooded the spirit of repose and the silent energy of nature stirred the soul to its inmost depths.
Thomas Cole   Category: Unsorted

Slumber not in the tents of your fathers. The world is advancing.
Giuseppe Ma ini   Category: Progress

If I had been around when Rubens was painting I would have been revered as a fabulous model. Kate Moss? Well she would have been the paintbrush.
Dawn French   Category: Art

I know indeed of nothing more subtly satisfying and cheering than a knowledge of the real good will and appreciation of others. Such happiness does not come with money nor does it flow from fine physical state. It cannot be brought. But it is the keenest joy after all; and the toilers truest and best reward.
William Dean Howells   Category: Appreciation

We excuse our sloth under the pretext of difficulty.
Quintilian   Category: Unsorted

We all live in suspense from day to day from hour to hour; in other words we are the hero of our own story.
Mary McCarthy   Category: Hero

Knowledge begets knowledge. The more I see the more impressed I am not with what we know but with how tremendous the areas are as yet unexplored.
John H. Glenn Jr.   Category: Unsorted

If excessive smoking actually plays a role in the production of lung cancer it seems to be a minor one.
Dr. W.C. Heuper   Category: Unsorted

Too many of our prejudices are like pyramids upside down. They rest on tiny trivial incidents but they spread upward and outward until they fill our minds.
William McChesney Martin Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Time sneaks up on you like a windshield on a bug.
Jon Lithgow   Category: Time

If facts do not conform to theory they must be disposed of.
N. R. F. Maier   Category: Unsorted

Toughness is a valuable human attribute. The nourishing person can be very tough when the need arises but he can do so without losing his warm caring and loving qualities.
Jerry Greenwald   Category: Unsorted

PROJECTILE n. The final arbiter in international disputes. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Military

I propose to fight it out on this line if it takes all summer.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Fight

They work now with computers for building buildings and books but not ever with new ideas.
Emil Ruder   Category: Unsorted

Proclaim not all thou knowest all thou hast nor all thou canst.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Chance

An Irishman is the only man in the world who will step over the bodies of a dozen naked women to get to a bottle of stout.
Unknown   Category: Irish

The nearer a person approaches the Lord a greater power will be manifested by the adversary to prevent the accomplishment of His purposes.
Orson Ferguson Whitney   Category: God

It is often asserted that discussion is only possible between people who have a common language and accept common basic assumptions. I think that this is a mistake. All that is needed is a readiness to learn from ones partner in the discussion which includes a genuine wish to understand what he intends to say. If this readiness is there the discussion wrighteous stupidityill be the more fruitful the more the partners backgrounds differ.
Karl Raimund Popper   Category: Discussion

There is a French saying: Love is the dawn of marriage and marriage is the sunset of love.
de Finod   Category: Marriage

Action without a name a who attached to it is meaningless.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Action

Come children of this country the day of glory is here.
Claude-Joseph Rouget de Lisle   Category: Unsorted

All the perplexities confusions and distresses in America arise not from defects in their constitution or confederation not from a want of honor or virtue so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin credit and circulation.
John Adams   Category: Defect

Progress involves risks. You cant steal second with your foot on first.
Fred Wilcox   Category: Unsorted

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke   Category: Patience

When as silks my Julia goes then then (methinks) how sweetly flows the liquefaction of her clothes.
Robert Herrick   Category: Clothes

Capitalism and communism stand at opposite poles. Their essential difference is this: The communist seeing the rich man and his fine home says: No man should have so much. The capitalist seeing the same thing says: All men should have as much.
Phelps Adams   Category: Capable

If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing slowly ... very slowly.
Gypsy Rose Lee   Category: Job

Retreat Hell! We're just advancing in another direction.
General O.P. Smith   Category: Unsorted

He looked about as inconspicuous as a tarantula on a slice of angel food.
Raymond Chandler   Category: Console

A woman is like a teabagonly in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan   Category: Unsorted

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter   Category: Objectivism

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Democracy

These in the day when heaven was falling The hour when earths foundations fled Followed their mercenary calling And took their wages and are dead. The British regulars who made the retreat from Mons beginning August 24 1914.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Soldier

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno   Category: Unsorted

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   Category: Love

Any great work of art ... revives and readapts time and space and the measure of its success is the extent to which it makes you an inhabitant of that world the extent to which it invites you in and lets you breathe its strange special air.
Leonard Bernstein   Category: Art

If fear alters behavior youre already defeated.
Brenda Hammond   Category: Behavior

It was in making education not only common to all but in some sense compulsory on all that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Education

Reproof on her lips but a smile in her eye.
Samuel Lover   Category: Smile

Get the coffin ready and the man won't die.
Proverb   Category: Plan

What men need is as much knowledge as they can organize for action; give them more and it may become injurious. Some men are heavy and stupid from undigested learning.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Knowledge

Go for the moon. If you don't get it you will still be heading for a star.
Willis Reed   Category: Moon

These people are so worthless it makes me want to puke blood. I would gladly open fire on them but if given a choice Id rather subject them to a slower form of death. They fear me because Im intelligent and creative. I have something better to do with my time. They are insecure
Matt Spinks   Category: Unsorted

So I asked him to play Travlin All Alone. That came closer than anything to the way I felt. And some part of it must have come across. The whole joint quieted down. If someone had dropped a pin it would have sounded like a bomb. When I finished everybody in the joint was crying in their beer and I picked thirty-eight bucks up off the floor.... When I showed Mom the money for the rent and told her I had a regular job singing for eighteen dollars a week she could hardly believe it.
Billie Holiday   Category: Unsorted

It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied and most men live only for the gratification of it.
Aristotle   Category: Desire

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

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides   Category: Success

He passed a cottage with a double coach-house A cottage of gentility! And he owned with a grin That his favourite sin Is pride that apes humility.
Robert Southey   Category: Gentility

I see nothing wrong with the human trait to desire. In fact I consider it integral to our success mechanism. Becoming attached to what we desire is what causes the trouble. If you must have it in order to be happy then you are denying the happiness of the here and now.
Peter McWilliams   Category: Unsorted

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Find

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot   Category: Question

When the shoe fits the foot is forgotten. When the belt fits the belly is forgotten. When the heart is right for and against are forgotten. No drives no compulsions no needs no attractions: Then your affairs are under control. You are a free man.
Chuang Tzu   Category: Forget

The test of a preacher is that his congregation goes away saying not what a lovely sermon but I will do something!
   Category: Preach

Patience is the ability to put up with people youd like to put down.
Unknown   Category: Patience

Leadership is influence.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Unsorted

And Jesus knew their thoughts and said unto them Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:
The Bible   Category: Unite

Facts are counterrevolutionary.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Fact

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.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton   Category: Zeal

They have sown the wind and they shall reap the whirlwind.
The Bible   Category: Wind

No doubt many of you have had your portraits penciled upon the canvas by an artist and after he had drawn the outlines without filling it up or embellishing at all you looked at it and said That is not myself it does not look like me it belongs to some else. But when it came to be filled up and embellished perhaps you were ready to own it. Will you be willing to own the lasting picture of yourself which you are daily painting by your thoughts and deed? Will you be ready to own the self- portrait created by your life?
Orson Hyde   Category: Unsorted

I have had an aversion to good spelling for sixty years and more merely for the reason that when I was a boy there was not a thing I could do creditably except spell according to the book. It was a poor and mean distinction and I early learned to disenjoy it. I suppose that this is because the ability to spell correctly is a talent not an acquirement. There is some dignity about an acquirement because it is a product of your own labor. It is wages earned whereas to be able to do a thing merely by the grace of God and not by your own effort transfers the distinction to our heavenly home where possibly it is a matter of pride and satisfaction but it leaves you naked and bankrupt.
Mark Twain   Category: Spell

To know how to grow old is the masterwork of wisdom and one of the most difficult chapters in the great art of living.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Age

The mere attempt to examine my own confusion would consume volumes.
James Agee   Category: Confuse

Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities. Truth isnt.
Mark Twain   Category: Possibility

Fear can though it is not God create something from nothing. Porque el miedo sin ser Dios suele hacer algo de nada.
Caspar de Aguilar   Category: Unsorted

I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.
Mother Teresa   Category: Kindness

Just living is not enough ... One must have sunshine freedom and a little flower.
Hans Christian Andersen   Category: Peace

There are in this world optimists who feel that any symbol that starts off with an integral sign must necessarily denote something that will have every property that they should like an integral to possess. This of course is quite annoying to us rigorous mathematicians; what is even more annoying is that by doing so they often come up with the right answer.
E. J. McShane   Category: Unsorted

I could not at any age be content to take my place in a corner by the fireside and simply look on.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Content

My method is to take the utmost trouble to find the right thing to say and then to say it with the utmost levity.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Speak

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Suffer

When asked what was the proper time for supper: If you are a rich man whenever you please; and if you are a poor man whenever you can.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Easy

If one judges love by the majority of its effects it is more like hatred than like friendship.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Effect

I rely on my personality for birth control.
Liz Winston   Category: Birthday

Oh Vanity of vanities! How wayward the decrees of Fate are; How very weak the very wise How very small the very great are!
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Gravity

The time to relax is when you don't have time for it.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Leisure

Muhammad said one day to His companions Reverence God as becommeth you. They said Verily O Apostle of God we do reverence Him and praise be to God who hath imbued us with it. Then Muhammad said It is not so; but whoever reverenceth God as it is suitable for him to do must guard his head from humbling itself to others and from pride and arrogance towards God and Gods creatures; he must guard his senses from whatever is wrong and must guard his mouth from eating forbidden things and his heart from receiving what is prohibited; and he must keep his death in mind and the rotting of his bones. And whoever wisheth for future rewards must abandon the ornaments of the world. Therefore anyone attending to the aforementioned points has verily reverenced God as it his duty to do.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Reverence

REACH n. The radius of action of the human hand. The area within which it is possible (and customary) to gratify directly the propensity to provide.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Hand

Character is much easier kept than recovered.
Thomas Paine   Category: Character

With affection beaming in one eye and calculation shining out of the other.
Charles Dickens   Category: Affection

Why shouldnt a PC work like a refrigerator or a toaster?
Walter Mossberg   Category: Computer

+Tis the last rose of summer Left blooming alone; All her lovely companions Are faded and gone.
Thomas Moore   Category: Companion

Pleasant words are as an honeycomb sweet to the soul and health to the bones.
The Bible   Category: Pleasant

To keep your character intact you cannot stoop to filthy acts. It makes it easier to stoop the next time.
Katharine Hepburn   Category: Character

Men are not punished for their sins but by them.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Punish

Prefer a loss to a dishonest gain; the one brings pain at the moment the other for all time.
Eleanor Carroll Chilton   Category: Unsorted

Computing machines perhaps can do the work of a dozen ordinary men but there is no machine that can do the work of one extraordinary man.
E. B. White   Category: Technology

Man prefers to believe what he prefers to be true.
Francis Bacon   Category: Thief

A sound mind in a sound body. Mens sana in corpore sano
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Health

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind give it more thought.
Dennis Roch   Category: Thief

The God who gave us life gave us liberty at the same time.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Same

The brave man carves out his fortune and every man is the son of his own works.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Arab

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons VIII. How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Worry

Three may keep a secret if two of them are dead.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Secret

The only prize much cared for by the powerful is power. The prize of the general is not a bigger tent but command.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Power

We cant achieve excellence through talent alone. Or merely by making technological improvements. We cant even buy our way to excellence no matter how much money we have available to spend. More dollars will never do it. We have to develop a strong corporate conscience. Ethical muscle. And that doesnt happen by accident either.
Price Pritchett   Category: Talent

Of Eleanor Roosevelt: She would rather light a candle than curse the darkness.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Epitaphs

It is not only the trial jurors right but his duty to find the verdict according to his own best understanding judgment and conscience though in direct opposition to the direction of the court.
John Adams   Category: Unsorted

To dream of being someone youre not is a waste of the person you are.
Wendy Krupnik   Category: Unsorted

It wasnt raining when Noah built the ark.
Howard Ruff   Category: Plan

Any system of religion that has anything in it that shocks the mind of a child cannot be a true system.
Thomas Paine   Category: Religion

With lies you may go ahead in the world but you can never go back.
Proverb   Category: Honest

To go like a cat upon a hot bakestone.
John Ray   Category: Proverb

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Sophocles   Category: Children

I do not know what I may appear to the world; but to myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the sea-shore and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary whilst the great ocean of truth lay
Isaac Newton   Category: Find

ACCIDENT n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Accidents

Stand up! stand up for Jesus Ye soldiers of the Cross.
George Duffield   Category: Unsorted

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Ability

Nothing that was worthy in the past departs; no truth or goodness realized by man ever dies or can die; but is all still here and recognized or not lives and works through endless changes.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Past

I disagree with everything you say but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Rights

Everybody is somebody elses weirdo.
C. A. Dykstra   Category: Unsorted

Happy is harder than money. Anyone who thinks money will make them happy doesnt have money.
David Geffen   Category: Unsorted

All quiet along the Potomac.
George McClellan   Category: Unsorted

The idea of all-out nuclear war is unsettling.
Walter Goodman   Category: Nuclear

For what do we live but to make sport for our neighbors and laugh at them in our turn?
Jane Austen   Category: Gossip

What if anything do the infinity of different traditional and individual ideas of a garden have in common? They vary so much in purpose in size in style and content that not even flowers or even plants at all can be said to be essential. In the last analysis there is only one common factor between all gardens and this is the control of nature by man. Control that is for aesthetic reasons.... The essence is control. Without constant watchful care a garden - any garden - rapidly returns to the state of the country all around it.
Hugh Johnson   Category: Garden

I am not in the giving vein today.
William Shakespeare   Category: Give

Hes a fruit.
Proverb   Category: Insanity

The more perfect the sight is the more delightful the beautiful object. The more perfect the appetite the sweeter the food. The more musical the ear the more pleasant the melody. The more perfect the soul the more joyous the joys of heaven and the more glorious that glory.
Richard Baxter   Category: Unsorted

Skill is successfully walking a tightrope between the twin towers of New Yorks World Trade Center. Intelligence is not trying.
Marilyn vos Savant   Category: Unsorted

People will pay for the privilege of working harder than they will work when they are paid.
Chuck Coonradt   Category: Unsorted

The notes I handle no better than many pianists But the pauses between the notes ah that is where the art resides!
Arthur Schnabel   Category: Music

I would have made a good Pope.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Religion

It was no wonder that people were so horrible when they started life as children.
Sir Kingsley William Amis   Category: Children

It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Murder

For each ecstatic instant We must an anguish pay In keen and quivering ratio To the ecstasy.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Happiness

Through zeal knowledge is gotten through lack of zeal knowledge is lost; let a man who knows this double path of gain and loss thus place himself that knowledge may grow.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Zeal

When I discover who I am Ill be free.
Ralph Ellison   Category: Discovery

Love arrives on tiptoe and bangs the door when it leaves.
Robert Lembke   Category: Unsorted

Instant gratification takes too long.
Carrie Fisher   Category: Happiness

The country shall be independent and we will be satisfied with nothing short of it.
Samuel Adams   Category: Independence

Jacob denounces his peoples love of riches and the pride that has found a place in their hearts. He implores them to turn their hearts again to the Lord. He begins with these words: (Jacob 2:13-19) And the hand of providence hath smiled upon you most ple
L. Tom Perry   Category: Unsorted

It is legal because I wish it.
Louis XIV   Category: Wish

Charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul.
Alexander Pope   Category: Charm

If it is your time love will track you down like a cruise missile.
Lynda Barry   Category: Unsorted

The mind does not create what it perceives any more than the eye creates the rose.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Mind

The stillness of the early morning scene enables me to take in and enjoy many things which pass me by during the bustle of the day. First there are the scents which seem even more generous with their offerings than they are in the evening.
Rosemary Verey   Category: Unsorted

Truly unexpected tidings make both ears tingle.
Saint Basil the Great   Category: Unsorted

Let me live in my house by the side of the road Where the race of men go by; They are good they are bad they are weak they are strong Wise foolish so am I. Then why should I sit in the scorners seat Or hurl the cynics ban? Let me live in my house by the side of the road And be a friend of man.
Sam Walter Foss   Category: Unsorted

If a man could have just half of his wishes he would double his troubles.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Wish

Old friends pass away new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend or a meaningful day.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Meaning

Self knowers always dwell in El Dorado; they drink from the fountain of youth and at all times owners of all they wish to enjoy.
Claude M. Bristol   Category: Unsorted

All of our actions take their hue from the complexion of the heart as landscapes their variety from light.
Francis Bacon   Category: Heart

That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Judgment

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.
Len Wein   Category: Friendship

Courage is simply the willingness to be afraid and act anyway.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Courage

Conscience is a coward and those faults it has not strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Conscience

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
Herbert Kaufmann   Category: Rich

Leftovers in their less visible form are called memories. Stored in the refrigerator of the mind and the cupboard of the heart.
Robert Fulghum   Category: Memory

They who give have all things; they who withhold have nothing.
Proverb   Category: Ambition

And if you say a word about this over the radio the next wings you see will belong to the flies buzzing over your rotting corpse.
John Malkovich   Category: Unsorted

Where facts are few experts are many.
Donald R. Gannon   Category: Expert

Things said or done long years ago Or things I did not do or say But thought that I might say or do Weigh me down and not a day But something is recalled My conscience or my vanity appalled.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Conscience

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Jack Herbert   Category: Advice

I wish for those I love this New Year an opportunity to earn sufficient to have that which they need for their own and to give that which they desire to others to bring into the lives of those about them some measure of joy to know the satisfaction of work well done of recreation earned and therefore savored to end the year a little wiser a little kinder and therefore a little happier.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: New

Show me the enforced laws of a state for the prevention of cruelty to animals and I in turn will give you a correct estimate of the refinement enlightenment integrity and equity of that commonwealths people.
L.T. Danshiell   Category: Unsorted

Her lips were red and one was thin; Compared with that was next her chin Some bee had stung it newly.
Sir John Suckling   Category: Unsorted

4. Effort is admirable. Achievement is valuable.
Morton C. Blackwell   Category: Achievement

If men bore children there would only be one born in each family.
Mark Twain   Category: Baby

Our bodies are our gardens to which our wills are gardeners.
William Shakespeare   Category: Lawyers

A smile starts on the lips A grin spreads to the eyes A chuckle comes from the belly; But a good laugh bursts forth from the soul Overflows and bubbles all around.
Carolyn Birmingham   Category: Laugh

Im a study of a man in chaos in search of frenzy.
Oscar Levant   Category: Chaos

I speak the truth not my fill of it but as much as I dare speak and I dare to do so a little more as I grow old.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Truth

No man really becomes a fool until he stops asking questions
Charles P. Steinmetz   Category: Unsorted

JULIET Good night good night! parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare   Category: Parting

Tact is the rare ability to keep silent while two friends are arguing and you know both of them are wrong.
Sir Hugh Percy Allen   Category: Tact

Anticipating that most poetry will be worse than carrying heavy luggage through OHare Airport the public to its loss reads very little of it.
Russell Baker   Category: Poetry

A person under the firm persuasion that he can command resources virtually has them.
Titus Livy   Category: Unsorted

The greater part of human misery is caused by indolence.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: Lazy

The cynic makes fun of all earnestness; he makes fun of everything and everyone who feels that something can be done.... But in his heart of hearts he knows that he is a defeated man and that his cynicism is merely an expression of the fact that he has lost courage and is beaten.
George E. Vincent   Category: Unsorted

I try to get people to see what I have.... When you run a computer company you have to get people to buy into your dreams.
Steven Paul (Steve) Jobs   Category: Wisdom

I don't design clothes I design dreams.
Ralph Lauren   Category: Dream

There is a nauseating multitude of ovals and parks named after ALP aldermen.
Alderman J. Pilone   Category: Unsorted

AUSTRALIA n. A country lying in the South Sea whose industrial and commercial development has been unspeakably retarded by an unfortunate dispute among geographers as to whether it is a continent or an island.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Australia

Distrust and caution are the parents of security.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Security

When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school its a wonder I can think at all.
Paul Simon   Category: Unsorted

As a vessel is known by the sound whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.
Demosthenes   Category: Speak

Justice being destroyed will destroy; Being preserved will preserve; it must never therefore be violated.
Manu   Category: Unsorted

May I govern my passion with absolute sway And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
Walter Pope   Category: Passion

You have to believe that the universe will provide.
Steve Crosby   Category: Provide

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
Daniel Defoe   Category: Necessity

Solutions are not the answer.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Solution

The best doctors in the world are Doctor Diet Doctor Quiet. and Doctor Merryman.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Doctor

We do not know in most cases how far social failure and success are due to heredity and how far to environment. But environment is the easier of the two to improve.
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane   Category: Unsorted

Rape is a culturally fostered means of suppressing women. Legally we say we deplore it but mythically we romanticize and perpetuate it and privately we excuse and overlook it.
Victoria Billings   Category: Woe

Know from whence you came. If you know whence you came there are absolutely no limitations to where you can go.
James Baldwin   Category: Ancestors

There is no need for these hypotheses to be true or even to be at all like the truth; rather one thing is suffcient for them that they should yield calculations which agree with the observations.
Osiander   Category: Unsorted

You've got to go through the negative before you can get to the positive.
Willard L. Burson   Category: Unsorted

You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You are granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly you know that it is only a game. You jump with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you but you laugh when you go upstairs. You know you are nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give an immeasurable freedom.
Janwillem van de Wetering   Category: Games

The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Temperance

There is a point at which even justice does injury.
Sophocles   Category: Justice

When a man boasts about what he'll do tomorrow we like to find out what he did yesterday.
Unknown   Category: Brag

Everywhere we look the world urges us to turn on the radio or TV to make a phone call to see a movie. Many of us fear worry that if left alone with our thoughts and feelings we may discover that we do not make very good company for ourselves.
James O. Freedman   Category: Unsorted

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Marlon Brando   Category: Acquaintance

Fortune is the rod of the weak and the staff of the brave
James Russell Lowell   Category: Fortune

For I never have seen and never shall see that the cessation of the evidence of existence is necessarily evidence of the cessation of existence.
De Morgan   Category: Unsorted

What really flatters a man is that you think him worth flattering.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Praise

It costs me never a stab nor squirm To tread by chance upon a worm. Aha my little dear I say Your clan will pay me back one day.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Death

Our most valuable possessions are those which can be shared without lesseningthose which when shared multiply. Our least valuable possessions on the other hand are those which when divided are diminished.
William H. Danforth   Category: Possessions

Not every one that saith unto me Lord Lord shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day Lord Lord have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them I never knew you: depart from me ye that work iniquity.
The Bible   Category: Christianity

A man is never astonished that he doesnt know what another does but he is surprised at the gross ignorance of the other in not knowing what he does.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton   Category: Unsorted

Happiness is something that comes into our lives through doors we don't even remember leaving open.
Rose Lane   Category: Door

The theme of the Grail is the bringing of life into what is known as the wasteland. The wasteland is the preliminary theme to which the Grail is the answer... Its the world of people living inauthentic lives doing what they are supposed to do.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Authentic

How could youths better learn to live than by at once trying the experiment of living?
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Education

My generation has failed to stop the arms race. But its really the men who have failed. Now its up to the women and I believe they can do it.
Gene R. LaRocque   Category: Unsorted

Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Clothes

The Graves a fine and private place But none I think do there embrace.
Andrew Marvell   Category: Death

Thou hast the keys of Paradise oh just subtle and mighty opium!
Thomas de Quincy   Category: Drugs

If you listen to the neverdos its never done.
David Lloyd George   Category: Unsorted

Tell me who admires you and loves you and I will tell you who you are.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve   Category: Love

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Gravity

Good politics are often inextricably intertwined.
Morris Udall   Category: Politics

May we never let the things we cant have or don't have or shouldnt have spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Time

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

But if we believe what we profess concerning the worth of the individual then the idea of individual development within a framework of ethical purpose must become our deepest concern our national preoccupation our passion our obsession. We must think of education as relevant for everyone everywhere at all ages and in all conditions of life.
John William Gardner   Category: Unsorted

Life is like a game of cards. Reliability is the ace industry the king politeness the queen thrift the jack. Commonsense is playing to best advantage the cards you draw. And every day as the game proceeds you will find the ace king queen jack in your hand and opportunity to use them.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Cards

There never was a man who said one word for woman but he said two for man and three for the whole human race.
Olive Emilie Scheider   Category: Unsorted

Verily God will say on the Day of Judgement O children of Adam! I was sick and ye did not visit Me. And the sons of Adam will say O our defender how could we visit Thee? For thou art the Lord of the Universe and art free from sickness. And God will say O men! Such a one was sick and you did not visit him. And God will say O children of Adam I asked you for food and ye gave it me not? And the children of Adam will say O our patron how could we give Thee food seeing Thou art the cherisher of the Universe and art free from hunger and eating? And God will say Such a one asked you for bread and you did not give it him.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Sick

My mother said to me If you are a soldier you will become a general. If you are a monk you will become the Pope. Instead I was a painter and became Picasso.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Mother

Love is blind.
Geoffrey Chaucer   Category: Blind

The Moving Finger writes; and having writ Moves on; nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.
Omar Khayyam   Category: Change

All mankind is of one author and is one volume; when one man dies one chapter is not torn out of the book but translated into a better language; and every chapter must be so translated; God emploies several translators; some pieces are translated by age some by sickness some by war some by justice; but Gods hand is in every translation; and his hand shall bind up all our scattered leaves again for that library where every book shall lie open to one another.
John Donne   Category: Death

Not enjoyment and not sorrow Is our destined end or way; But to act that each to-morrow Finds us further than to-day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Tomorrow

The genius of a good leader is to leave behind him a situation which common sense without the grace of genius can deal with successfully.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Leadership

There is nothing that will kill a man so soon as having nobody to find fault with but himself.
George Eliot   Category: Fault

He who is merely just is severe.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Unsorted

No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.
Bishop Mandell Creighton   Category: Good

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 B. Mackay   Category: Diet

For every complex problem there is a solution that is simple neat and wrong.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Solution

When we walk to the end of all the light we have and take a step into the darkness of the unknown we must believe one of two things will happen: that we will land on something solid or we will learn how to fly.
Unknown   Category: Fly

A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy but wont cross the street to vote in a national election.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Ambition

I suppose the pleasure of the country life lies really in the eternally renewed evidences of the determination to live. That is a truism when said but anything but a truism when daily observed. Nothing shows up the difference between the thing said or read so much as the daily experience of it.
Vita Sackville-West   Category: Countryside

Look theres no metaphysics on earth like chocolates.
Fernando Pessoa   Category: Unsorted

Happy is the soul that has something to look backward to with pride and something to look forward to with hope.
Oliver G. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

Calvin: Do you believe in the devil? You know a supreme evil being dedicated to the temptation corruption and destruction of man? Hobbes: Im not sure man needs the help.
William B.'Bill' Watterson II   Category: Temptation

IMPIETY n. Your irreverence toward my deity.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Irreverence

Kind words do not cost much. They never blister the tongue or lips. Mental trouble was never known to arise from such quarters. Though they do not cost much yet they accomplish much. They make other people good natured. They also produce their own image on mens souls and a beautiful image it is.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Kindness

Silence is foolish if we are wise but wise if we are foolish.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Sick

Ten Spiritual Tonics 1. Stop worrying. Worry kills life. 2. Begin each day with a prayer. It will arm your soul. 3. Control appetite. Over-indulgence clogs body and mind. 4. Accept your limitations ... 5. Don't envy. It wastes time and energy. 6. Have faith in people. Cynicism sours the disposition. 7. Find a hobby. It will relax your nerves. 8. Read a book a week to stimulate imagination and broaden your views. 9. Spend some time alone for the peace of solitude and silence. 10. Try to want what you have instead of spending your strength trying to get what you want.
Abraham L. Feinberg   Category: Unsorted

Show me a person without prejudice of any kind on any subject and Ill show you someone who may be admirably virtuous but is surely no gardener. Prejudice against people is reprehensible but a healthy set of prejudices is a gardeners best friend. Gardening is complicated and prejudice simplifies it enormously.
Allen Lacy   Category: Unsorted

The road is always better than the Inn.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Finish

The ever-present expectancy of death is never far removed from any of us whether we realize it or not. None of us can avoid it. It comes alike to the great and to the unknown; to the righteous and to the unrighteous. Wherein we differ is not in our ability to avert it but in the preparedness with which we meet it. At such times some question the judgments of God. Some find bitterness because of the circumstances and because of the seeming untimeliness of death.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Death

Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Nothing

Passionate hatred can give meaning and purpose to an empty life.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Hate

Intellect and industry are never incompatible. There is more wisdom and will be more benefit in combining them than scholars like to believe or than the common world imagine; life has time enough for both and its happiness will be increased by the union.
S. Turner   Category: Unsorted

Consider pleasures as they depart not as they come.
Aristotle   Category: Pleasure

There are three requisites for good teaching: One you have to love you subject; two you have to know what youre talking about; three you have to like students. The question is whether you can make an impact on somebodys mind and soul.
Pierce Lewis   Category: Unsorted

The future of mankind will ultimately be decided by the choice between the city which contains the seeds of mans salvation and the machine which as a substitute for happiness may eventually be the cause of his complete destruction.
Jan Tanghe   Category: Unsorted

Income-tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.
Shelby Friedman   Category: Unsorted

When we abolish the slavery of half of humanity together with the whole system of hypocrisy it implies then the division of humanity will reveal its genuine significance and the human couple will find its true form.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Slavery

There is no truth existing which I fear or would wish unknown to the whole world.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Truth

Bernard van Dieren commenting on the music of Frederick Delius: To all that he touched he gave a new meaning a new color a new outline a new loveliness and a new poignancy.
Frederick Delius   Category: Unsorted

Action and feeling go together and by regulating the action which is under the more direct control of the will we can regulate the feeling which is not.
William James   Category: Feelings

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Gloria Steinem   Category: Advice

Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player not the chess piece.
Ralph Charell   Category: Unsorted

I wish to preach not the doctrine of ignoble ease but the doctrine of the strenuous life.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Strength

After people have repeated a phrase a great number of times they begin to realize it has meaning and may even be true.
Herbert George Wells   Category: Proverb

The older a man gets the farther he had to walk to school as a boy.
Unknown   Category: Boy

This country is a one-party country. Half of it is called Republican and half is called Democrat. It doesnt make any difference. All the really good ideas belong to the Libertarians.
Hugh Downs   Category: Democrat

He who rejects change is the architect of decay.
James Harold Wilson   Category: Change

A sculptor is a person who is interested in the shape of things a poet in words a musician by sounds.
Henry Moore   Category: Music

When we honestly ask ourselves which persons in our lives mean the most to us we often find that it is those who instead of giving advice solutions or cures have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. 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 now knowing not curing not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness that is a friend who cares.
Henri Nouwen   Category: Friendship

When you have read the Bible you will know it is the word of God because you will have found it the key to your own heart your own happiness and your own duty.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Energy

Paying alimony is like feeding hay to a dead horse.
Groucho Marx   Category: Alimony

I was absent at the moment I took up the most space.
Albert Camus   Category: Absent

Those who do the most for the worlds advancement are the ones who demand the least.
Henry Latham Doherty   Category: Progress

In literature as in love we are astonished at what is chosen by others.
Andre Maurois   Category: Astonish

I divide all readers into two classes: those who read to remember and those who read to forget.
William Lyon Phelps   Category: Reactionaries

Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them.
Ralph N. Gerard   Category: Illusions

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Action

The whole object of education is or should be to develop minds. The mind should be a thing that works. It should be able to pass judgment on events as they arise make decisions.
Sherwood Anderson   Category: Unsorted

The dominant feeling of the battlefield is loneliness.
William Joseph Slim   Category: Unsorted

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked Brightness but it don't work.
Gallagher   Category: Unsorted

The worst fear is the fear of living.
Theodore   Category: Fear

EPIGRAM n. A short sharp saying in prose or verse frequently characterize by acidity or acerbity and sometimes by wisdom.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Epigrams

Failures are divided into two classes those who thought and never did and those who did and never thought.
John Charles Salak.   Category: Factory

Its the most unhappy people who most fear change.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Change

PEOPLE They range from animals to gods. They pray for you and they prey on you. They are bears for punishment and brutes for revenge. They want to be Everyone Everywhere Everything. Their restlessness fills them with wanderings and spurs them into wande
P. K. Thomajan   Category: Unsorted

Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Majority

Man is a game playing animal and a computer is another way to play games.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Computer

The fair-weather gardener who will do nothing except when wind and weather and everything else are favourable is never a master of his craft. Gardening above all other crafts is a matter of faith grounded however (if on nothing better) on his experience that somehow or other seasons go on in their right course and bring their right results. No doubt bad seasons are a trial of his faith; it is grievous to lose the fruits of much labour by a frosty winter or a droughty summer but after all frost and drought are necessities for which in all his calculations he must leave an ample margin; but even in the extreme cases when the margin is past the gardeners occupation is not gone.
Canon Ellacombe   Category: Garden

The doorstep to the temple of wisdom is a knowledge of our own ignorance.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon   Category: If

A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.
William Blake   Category: Dog

I have no doubt that we will be successful in harnessing the suns energy... If sunbeams were weapons of war we would have had solar energy centuries ago.
Sir George Porter   Category: Energy

If something is not worth doing at all it's not worth doing well.
Warren Buffett   Category: Deeds

Real merit of any kind cannot long be concealed; it will be discovered and nothing can depreciate it but a man exhibiting it himself. It may not always be rewarded as it ought; but it will always be known.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Merit

What rage for fame attends both great and small! Better be damned than mentioned not at all.
John Wolcot   Category: False

I think therefore I am.
Rene Descartes   Category: Think

You may be disappointed if you fail but you are doomed if you don't try.
Beverly Sills   Category: Disappointment

Words ... present a picture of the inward man.
John Raleigh Mott   Category: Unsorted

I destroy my enemy when I make him my friend.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Friendship

All I want is to be back where things make sense. Where I wont have to be afraid all the time. Only one thing stops me. A promise I made.
Unknown   Category: Afraid

A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Waste

Anger even when it punishes the faults of delinquents ought not to precede reason as its mistress but attend as a handmaid at the back of reason to come to the front when bidden. For once it begins to take control of the mind it calls just what it does cruelly.
Saint Gregory I   Category: Unsorted

Propaganda is a soft weapon; hold it in your hands too long and it will move about like a snake and strike the other way.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Propaganda

Sometimes if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Bridge

For my confirmation I didnt get a watch and my first pair of long pants like most Lutheran boys. I got a telescope. My mother thought it would make the best gift.
Wernher von Braun   Category: Gift

An old young man will be a young old man.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Theory

An economists guess is liable to be as good as anybody elses.
Will Rogers   Category: Economy

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Charity

A good many young writers make the mistake of enclosing a stamped self-addressed envelope big enough for the manuscript to come back in. This is too much of a temptation to the editor.
Ring Lardner   Category: Writing

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Future

Don't let the opinions of the average man sway you. Dream and he thinks you're crazy. Succeed and he thinks you're lucky. Acquire wealth and he thinks you're greedy. Pay no attention. He simply doesn't understand.
Robert G. Allen   Category: Unsorted

Too much of a good thing is simply wonderful.
Liberace   Category: Good

Nor has he spent his life badly who has passed it in privacy.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Privacy

It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Happiness

And the night shall be filled with music And the cares that infest the day Shall fold their tents like the Arabs And as silently steal away.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Arab

A woman can learn a lot from holding a new baby. It is life beginning againsweet possibilities! No problem in the world is big enough to be remembered.
Susan McOmber   Category: Unsorted

They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men.
Clare Booth Luce   Category: Congress

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Fortuneteller

I will try to follow the advice that a university president once gave a prospective commencement speaker. Think of yourself as the body at an Irish wake he said. They need you in order to have the party but no one expects you to say very much.
Anthony Lake   Category: Speak

Learn the fundamentals of the game and stick to them. Band-Aid remedies never last.
Jack Nicklaus   Category: Games

Faith is an adventure; it is the courage of the soul to face the unknown. But that courage springs from the hope and confidence of the soul that its adventure will succeed.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Faith

Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Danger

Good fortune is a god among men and more than a god.
Aeschylus   Category: God

The significant problems we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created them.
Albert Einstein   Category: Problem

Teach us O Lord the disciplines of patience for to wait is often harder than to work.
Peter Marshall   Category: Discipline

Familiarity breeds contempt. How accurate that is. The reason we hold truth in such respect is because we have so little opportunity to get familiar with it.
Mark Twain   Category: Contempt

The point of quotations is that one can use anothers words to be insulting.
Amanda Cross   Category: Quotations

Thomas Jefferson's Decalogue of Canons II. Never trouble another for what you can do yourself.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Yourself

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   Category: Challenge

The two most beautiful words in the English language are check enclosed.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Engineer

Everything you can imagine is real.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Everything

To dry ones eyes and laugh at a fall And baffled get up and begin again.
Robert Browning   Category: Eyes

We have all forgot more than we remember.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Poetry

Those who wish to appear wise among fools Among the wise seem foolish.
Quintilian   Category: Fool

One began to hear it said that World War I was the chemists war World War II was the physicists war World War III (may it never come) will be the mathematicians war.
Philip J. Davis   Category: Chemistry

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   Category: Television

Read over your compositions and when you meet a passage which you think is particularly fine strike it out.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Strike

We hand folks over to God's mercy and show none ourselves.
George Eliot   Category: Mercy


Rex Guinn   Category: Age

I have held many things in my hands and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in Gods hands that I still possess.
Martin Luther   Category: God

No man or woman who tries to pursue an ideal in his or her own way is without enemies.
Daisy Bates   Category: Endure

Poise: The ability to be ill at ease inconspicuously.
Earl Wilson   Category: Calm

There are two problems in my life. The political ones are insoluble and the economic ones are incomprehensible.
Alec Douglas-Home   Category: Desire

There are only two ways by which to rise in this world either by ones own industry or by the stupidity of others.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Industry

The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Credulity

Pseudonym of Mary St. Leger Kingsley
Lucas Malet   Category: Unsorted

Muhammad said O Wabisah! are you come to ask what is goodness and what is badness? Wabisah said Yes I am come for that. Then He joined his fingers and struck them upon Wabisahs breast that is made a sign towards his heart and said Ask the question from thine own heart. This he repeated three times aloud and said Goodness is a thing from which thy heart findeth firmness and rest; and badness is a thing which throweth thee into doubt although men may acquit thee.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Heart

The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people.... To suppose as we all suppose that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Rich

Ive never any pity for conceited people because I think they carry their comfort about with them.
George Eliot   Category: Comfort

If you cant get enthusiastic about your work its time to get alarmedsomething is wrong. Compete with yourself; set your teeth and dive into the job of breaking your own record. No one keeps up his or her enthusiasm automatically. Enthusiasm must be nourished with new actions new aspirations new efforts new vision. It is your own fault if your enthusiasm is gone; you have failed to feed it. If you want to turn hours into minutes renew your enthusiasm.
Unknown   Category: Enthusiasm

I don't care to be involved in the crash landing unless I can be in on the take off.
Harold Stassen   Category: Politics

Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses let us lay aside every weight and the sin which doth so easily beset us and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.
The Bible   Category: Race

You can lead a computer to the Superhighway but you cant make it think.
Des Waller   Category: Prostitution

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Population

I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White   Category: Love

Theres an element of contempt for meanings. You want to write outside the usual framework. You want to dare readers to make a commitment you know they cant make. Thats part of [crazed prose]. Theres also the sense of drowning in information and in the mass awareness of things. Everybody seems to know everything. Subjects surface and are totally exhausted in a matter of days. ... The writer is driven by his conviction that some truths arent arrived at so easily that life is still full of mystery that it might be better for you dear reader if you went back to the living section of your newspaper because this is the dying section and you don't really want to be here. This writer is working against the age and so he feels some satisfaction at not being widely read. He is diminished by an audience.
Don DeLillo   Category: Writing

You never lose by loving. You always lose by holding back.
Barbara De Angelis PhD   Category: Love

He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think that he knows enough.
Sir John Powell   Category: Unsorted

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 Klapka Jerome   Category: Unsorted

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
John Locke   Category: Health

Let the world slide 2 let the world go; A fig for care and a fig for woe! If I cant pay why I can owe And death makes equal the high and low.
John Heywood   Category: Debt

The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Devil

Freedom is the right to question and change the established way of doing things. It is the continuous revolution of the marketplace. It is the understanding that allows to recognize shortcomings and seek solutions.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Unsorted

One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.
Jack Penn   Category: Unsorted

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
Proverb   Category: Generation

Although Einstein enjoyed almost universal acclaim in his day history has exalted his genius still further by forgetting those few detractors who did exist.... Herbert Ives a physicist for Bell Laboratories remained unshakeably opposed to relativity t
Herbert E. Ives   Category: Unsorted

Wisdom is not acquired save as the result of investigation.
Sankara Acharya   Category: Wisdom

The comfortable and comforting people are those who look upon the bright side of life; gathering its roses and sunshine and making the most that happens seem the best.
Dorothy Dix   Category: Unsorted

Love is a canvas furnished by nature and embroidered by imagination.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Love

As a small businessperson you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Business

Life is short. The sooner that a man begins to enjoy his wealth the better.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Wealth

Self-education is I firmly believe the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Education

The superior man thinks always of virtue; the common man thinks of comfort.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Comfort

Wise men neer sit and wail their loss but cheerily seek how to redress their harms.
William Shakespeare   Category: Loquacity

Don't think there are no crocodiles just because the water is calm.
Proverb   Category: Calm

Thou art never at any time nearer to God than when under tribulation which he permits for the purification and beautifying of thy soul.
Molinos   Category: Unsorted

A mature person is one who does not think only in absolutes who is able to be objective even when deeply stirred emotionallywho has learned that there is both good and bad in all people and in all things and who walks humbly and deals charitably with the circumstances of life knowing that in this world no one is all-knowing and therefore all of us need both love and charity.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Bad

Madness we fancy gave an ill-timed birth To a grinning laughter and to frantic mirth.
Matthew Prior   Category: Unsorted

A farmer purchased an old rundown abandoned farm with plans to turn it into a thriving enterprise. The fields were grown over with weeds the farmhouse was falling apart and the fences were broken down. During his first day of work the town preacher stops by to bless the mans work saying May you and God work together to make this the farm of your dreams! A few months later the preacher stops by again to call on the farmer. Lo and behold its a completely different place. The farm house is completely rebuilt and in excellent condition there is plenty of cattle and other livestock happily munching on feed in wellfenced pens and the fields are filled with crops planted in neat rows. Amazing! the preacher says. Look what God and you have accomplished together! Yes reverend says the farmer but remember what the farm was like when God was working it alone!
Unknown   Category: Agriculture

Thunder is good thunder is impressive; but it is lightening that does the work.
Mark Twain   Category: Thunder

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Suffer

Its all right letting yourself go as long as you can get yourself back.
Mick Jagger   Category: Relax

Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Others

Byron and Shelley and Keats Were a trio of lyrical treats.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Poetry

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live; it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. And unselfishness is letting other peoples lives alone not interfering with them. Selfishness always aims at uniformity of type. Unselfishness recognizes infinite variety of type as a delightful thing accepts it acquiesces in it enjoys it.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Selfishness

Most of us are tiptoeing through life so we can reach death safely. We should be praying If I should wake before I die.... Life can get away from you.
Tony Campolo   Category: Unsorted

Kill one man and you are a murderer. Kill millions and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone and you are God.
Jean Rostand   Category: God

The only thing a man can take beyond this lifetime is his ethics.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Ethics

My greatest enemy is reality. I have fought it successfully for thirty years.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Reality

No warmth no cheerfulness no healthful ease No comfortable feel in any member - No shade no shine no butterflies no bees No fruits no flowers no leaves no birds - November!
Thomas Hood   Category: Winter

Beloved youth you will have your trials and temptations through which you must pass but there are great moments of eternity which lie ahead. You have our love and our confidence. We pray that you will be prepared for the reins of leadership. We say to you Arise and shine forth and be a light unto the world a standard to others.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Unsorted

Progress is not created by contented people.
Frank Tyger   Category: Progress

Its autumn in her mouth and all her tongue can do is rustle!
Proverb   Category: Talk

It is proof of a bad cause when it is appluaded by the mob.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Mob

France could have all the socialism its capitalistic economy could support.
François Mitterand   Category: Unsorted

You know when youre young you think your dads Superman. Then you grow up and you realize hes just a regular guy who wears a cape.
Dave Atell   Category: Father

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey who is born with the right to command?
Tom G. Palmer   Category: Unsorted

It is better to fall among crows than flatterers; for those devour only the dead these the living.
Antisthenes   Category: Flattery

If a man harbors any sort of fear it percolates through all his thinking damages his personality makes him landlord to a ghost.
Lloyd Cassel Douglas   Category: Fear

Every man has one thing he can do better than anyone else and usually its reading his own handwriting.
G. Norman Collie   Category: Unsorted

The savior of wandering in the ocean of deathless life has rid me of all my asking; As the tree is in the seed so all diseases are in this asking.
Kabir   Category: Unsorted

Always rise from the table with an appetite and you will never sit down without one.
William Penn   Category: Humor

Trust not the world for it never payeth that it promiseth.
Augustine   Category: Unsorted

Recreation is not a secondary concern for a democracy. It is a primary concern for the kind of recreation a people make for themselves determines the kind of people they become and the kind of society they build.
Harry Allen Overstreet   Category: Unsorted

It is said that it is far more difficult to hold and maintain leadership (liberty) than it is to attain it. Success is a ruthless competitor for it flatters and nourishes our weaknesses and lulls us into complacency. We bask in the sunshine of accomplishment and lose the spirit of humility which helps us visualize all the factors which have contributed to our success. We are apt to forget that we are only one of a team that in unity there is strength and that we are strong only as long as each unit in our organization functions with precision.
Samuel Jones Tillden   Category: Leadership

A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver.
The Bible   Category: Word

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon   Category: Happiness

A facility for quotation covers the absence of original thought.
Dorothy L. Sayers   Category: Quotations

Beauty is excrescence superabundance random ebullience and sheer delightful waste to be enjoyed in its own right.
Donald Culross Peattie   Category: Beauty

If you want to truly understand something try to change it.
Kurt Lewin   Category: Change

You cannot repent too soon because you do not know how soon it may be too late.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Kindness

So now what happens is the cameras follow me around and capture exactly what Ive been doing since I was a boy. Only now we have a team of you know like 73 of us and its gone beyond that.
Steve Irwin   Category: Television

He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Death

The men who try to do something and fail are infinitely better than those who try nothing and succeed.
Lloyd Jones   Category: Factory

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   Category: Computer

Mutability of temper and inconsistency with ourselves is the greatest weakness of human nature.
Joseph Addison   Category: Consistent

Devout believers are safeguarded in a high degree against the risk of certain neurotic illnesses; their acceptance of the universal neurosis spares them the task of constructing a personal one.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Psychology

Pessimism when you get used to it is just as agreeable as optimism.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Optimism

To love something is to give it room enough to grow.
Unknown   Category: Love

Distrust interested advice.
Aesop   Category: Advice

Fans don't boo nobodies.
Reggie Jackson   Category: Baseball

Good Americans when they die go to Paris.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Ambition

If I could live my life over again there is one thing I would change. I would want to be able to eat less.
Luciano Pavarotti   Category: Climb

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Mistake

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

Race tensions thrive on the restricted educational opportunities for Southern Negroes. When earning power is limited or foreshortened by lack of education whole populations suffer. A potential great producing force as well as a large possible market for goods is thus being ignored.
Dr. Rufus E. Clement   Category: Unsorted

Making a wrong decision is understandable. Refusing to search continually for learning is not.
Philip Crosby   Category: Wrong

There are more men ennobled by study than by nature.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Reverence

If you don't get what you want its a sign either that you did not seriously want it or that you tried to bargain over the price.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Bargain

You cant get to second base keeping one foot on first.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Baseball

Without knowing oneself or examining oneself there is no point in human life. The human who refuses to do this might as well be an animal for that life form is pointless.
Stephen A. Fuqua   Category: Unsorted

Watching a peaceful death of a human being reminds us of a falling star; one of a million lights in a vast sky that flares up for a brief moment only to disappear into the endless night forever.
Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross   Category: Unsorted

You know you can touch a stick of dynamite but if you touch a venomous snake itll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast its not even funny.
Steve Irwin   Category: Snake

Bad officials are elected by good citizens who do not vote.
George Jean Nathan   Category: Government

The man who will use his skill and constructive imagination to see how much he can give for a dollar instead of how little he can give for a dollar is bound to succeed.
Henry Ford   Category: Work

I pray for no more youth To perish before its prime; That Revenge and iron-heated War May fade with all that has gone before Into the night of time. Senator Edward Kennedy quoted this passage in testimony before the Commission on Campus Unrest July 15 1970. Congressional Record vol. 116 p. 24309.
Aeschylus   Category: Unsorted

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Sloan WIlson   Category: Success

Its funny this thing about happiness. Its a commodity that was imported from America in the Fifties. I see myself simply as living my life.... I feel its pushing your luck to define how happy you are.
Francesca Annis   Category: Parents

Take away paradox from the thinker and you have the professor.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Teach

Im a nobody nobody is perfect therefore Im perfect.
Unknown   Category: Logic

If the world should blow itself up the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it cant be done.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Expert

Love is the difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.
Iris Murdoch   Category: Love

LIMB n. The branch of a tree or the leg of an American woman.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Tree

Universities hire professors the way some men choose wives they want the ones the others will admire.
Morris Kline   Category: Unsorted

The instinct of nearly all societies is to lock up anybody who is truly free. First society begins by trying to beat you up. If this fails they try to poison you. If this fails too the finish by loading honors on your head.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Society

Learn to laugh at your troubles and youll never run out of things to laugh at.
Lyn Karol   Category: Laugh

We keep moving forward opening new doors and doing new things because were curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.
Walter Elias Disney   Category: Curiosity

In dwelling live close to the ground. In thinking keep to the simple. In conflict be fair and generous. In governing don't try to control. In work do what you enjoy. In family life be completely present.
Tao Te Ching   Category: Life

Beware when the great God lets loose a thinker on this planet. Then all things are at risk. It is as when a conflagration has broken out in a great city and no man knows what is safe or where it will end.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Generalize

It is especially important in this discussion to recognize the unity of the total process from that first unimaginable moment of cosmic emergence through all its subsequent forms of expression until the present. This unbreakable bond of relatedness that makes of the whole a universe becomes increasingly apparent to scientific observation although this bond ultimately escapes scientific formulation or understanding. In virtue of this relatedness everything is intimately present to everything else in the universe. Nothing is completely itself without everything else. This relatedness is both spatial and temporal. However distant in space or time the bond of unity is functionally there. The universe is a communion and a community. We ourselves are that communion become conscious of itself.
Thomas Berry   Category: Unsorted

The appearances of things are deceptive. Fallaces sunt rerum species
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Appearance

Keep cool and you command everybody.
Louis de Saint-Just   Category: Unsorted

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Fear

Worriers spend a lot of time shoveling smoke.
Claude McDonald   Category: Worry

The church of tomorrow must be universal. It cannot belong to a particular class race or nation but must transcend all such barriers so the brotherhood of man may be extended among us.
Ralph S. Meadowcroft D.D.   Category: Unsorted

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
Judge John Kane   Category: Idea

Neutral men are the devil's allies.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Conviction

Faith is courage; it is creative while despair is always destructive.
David S. Muzzey   Category: Faith

Animal life sombre mystery. All nature protests against the barbarity of man who misapprehends who humiliates who tortures his inferior brethren.
Jules Michelet   Category: Unsorted

I think that if you shake the tree you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.
Mary Cassatt   Category: Consequences

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Ambition

There's nothing certain in man's life but this: That he must lose it.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Certainty

Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Gravity

It's over and can't be helped and that's one consolation as they always says in Turkey ven they cuts the wrong man's head off. [Sam Weller]
Charles Dickens   Category: Resignation

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
Sir Max Beerbohm   Category: Fantasy

Women complain about premenstrual syndrome but I think of it as the only time of the month I can be myself.
Roseanne Barr   Category: Woe

There is perhaps nothing so bad and so dangerous in life As fear.
Jawaharial Nehru   Category: Morality

No section of society can maintain aristocratic amenities and elegancies without a submerged race whether slaves of another breed or the unprivileged of its own to do the hard and menial labor. Australia began with manacled slaves...
Miles Franklin   Category: Unsorted

Where a harsh law rules people yearn for lawlessness.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Rule

Hatred is toxic waste in the river of life.
Micron   Category: Hate

If anyone wants to understand the course of man on earth he must consider the fact of the long pause three million years on the level of savagery ten thousand years on the level of dependence on the fruits of hand labor and a hundred or a hundred and fifty years of sudden sharp rise. One hundred or 150 years is the time included in what we call progress in mans history.
E. Parmalee Prentice   Category: Unsorted

Nothing changes more constantly than the past; for the past that influences our lives does not consist of what actually happened but of what men believe happened.
Gerald White Johnson   Category: Past

When men are pure laws are useless; when men are corrupt laws are broken.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Orthodox

It should be encouraging to you to know that if you are now confronted by any kind of problem personal or otherwise there is a way to solve it and you will find the way as rapidly and as surely as you apply to it the principles of divine truth.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Problem

There is zero and there is eternity and there is mortality but there is no ultimate.
Stephen King   Category: Unsorted

If we must have heroes and wars whereinto make them there is no war so brilliant as a war with the wrong no hero so fit to be sung as he who has gained the bloodless VICTORY of truth and mercy.
Isambard Kingdom Brunel   Category: Unsorted

Never does nature say one thing and wisdom another.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Nature

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be The last of life for which the first was made.
Robert Browning   Category: Optimism

It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.
Groucho Marx   Category: Idleness

Mans best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Euripides   Category: Marriage

Life is a wonderful thing to talk about or to read about in history books but it is terrible when one has to live it.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Life

A fair request should be followed by the deed in silence.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Deeds

Every mans memory is his private literature.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Memory

The first step toward success in any job is to become interested in it.
W. M. Osler   Category: Unsorted

Elegance is refusal.
Coco Chanel   Category: Unsorted

There are more pleasant things to do than beat up people.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Fight

A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
Francesco Petrarca Petrarch   Category: Desire

Performance is your reality. Forget everything else.
Harold Geneen   Category: Everything

Little words never hurt a big idea.
Howard W. Newton   Category: Idea

Before this time tomorrow I shall have gained a peerage or Westminster Abbey.
Viscount Horatio Nelson   Category: Unsorted

I like thinking big. If youre going to be thinking anything you might as well think big.
Donald Trump   Category: Big

We often say how impressive power is. But I do not find it impressive at all. The guns and the bombs the rockets and the warships are all symbols of human failure. They are necessary symbols. They protect what we cherish.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Power

On why he has donated $600 million to selected charities. I simply decided I had enough money.
Charles Feeney   Category: Unsorted

Lots of people think theyre charitable if they give away their old clothes and things they don't want.
Myrtle Reed   Category: Unsorted

A wide screen simply makes a bad film twice as bad.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Movies

To garden you open your personal space to admit a few a great many or thousands of plants which exude charm pleasure beauty oxygen conversation friendship confidence and other rewards should you succeed in meeting their basic needs. This is why people garden. It can be easy but challenging and the rewards are priceless.
Tom Clothier   Category: Garden

Tact is one of the first mental virtues the absence of which is often fatal to the best of talents; it supplies the place of many talents.
William G. Simms   Category: Tact

Shuffle Off to Buffalo ...The honeymoon in store Is one that youll adore Im gonna take you for a ride Ill go home and pack my panties You go home and get your scanties And away well go Off were gonna shuffle Shuffle Off to Buffalo To Niagara in a sleeper Theres no honeymoon thats cheaper And the train goes slow Off were gonna shuffle Shuffle Off to Buffalo... For a little silver quarter We can have the Pullman porter Turn the lights down low Off were gonna shuffle Shuffle Off to Buffalo
Ruby Keeler   Category: Unsorted

No one knows where he who invented the plow was born nor where he died; yet he has done more for humanity than the whole race of heroes who have drenched the earth with blood and whose deeds have been handed down with a precision proportionate only to the mischief they wrought.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Hero

There is a higher law than the Constitution.
William Henry Seward   Category: Constitution

To be good we must do good; and by doing good we take a sure means of being good as the use and exercise of the muscles increase their power.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Good

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Cut

Mr. Rooney: He jeopardizes my ability to effectively govern this student body. Grace: He makes you look like an ass is what he does Ed.
Movie   Category: Movies

What a fool cannot learn he laughs at thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.
Marie Corelli   Category: Fool

The world abhors closeness and all but admires extravagance; yet a slack hand shows weakness and a tight hand strength.
Sir Thomas Fowell Buxton   Category: Easy

Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Firm

You can be a king or a street sweeper but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
Robert Alton Harris   Category: Death

Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire which must first be kindled by some external agent But which will afterwards propagate itself.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Knowledge

Happy is the person who not only sings but feels Gods eye is on the sparrow and knows He watches over me. To be simply ensconced in God is true joy.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Joy

There's no such thing as silence. Something is always happening that makes a sound.
John Cage   Category: Luck

Nothing is so fatal to religion as indifference which is at least half infidelity.
Edmund Burke   Category: Indifference

All gardens are a form of autobiography.
Robert Dash   Category: Unsorted

Mathematics the non-empirical science par excellence ... the science of sciences delivering the key to those laws of nature and the universe which are concealed by appearances.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Mathematics

Because there has been no one to stop me has been one of the principles of my life.
Joyce Carol Oates   Category: School

Mathematics is the science which uses easy words for hard ideas.
Edward Kasner   Category: Science

Security ... its simply the recognition that changes will take place and the knowledge that youre willing to deal with whatever happens.
Harry Browne   Category: Unsorted

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think of how to solve the problem. But when I am finished if the solution is not beautiful I know it is wrong.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Beauty

The whole life of man is but a point of time; let us enjoy it therefore while it lasts and not spend it to no purpose.
Plutarch   Category: Purpose

Heaven from all creatures hides the book of Fate All but the page prescribd their present state.
Alexander Pope   Category: Heaven

He did each single thing as if he did nothing else.
Charles Dickens   Category: Do

Millions for defence but not one cent for tribute.
Charles Cotesworth Pinckney   Category: Defense

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
E. Christopher Zeeman   Category: Creative

True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.
Victor Hugo   Category: Unsorted

Live out of your imagination not your history.
Stephen R. Covey   Category: Illusions

I cant stand this proliferation of paperwork. Its useless to fight the forms. Youve got to kill the people producing them.
Vladimir Bakaidze   Category: Bureaucracy

A few strong instincts and a few plain rules.
William Wordsworth   Category: Intuition

The dissenter is every human being at those moments of his life when he resigns momentarily from the herd and begins to think for himself.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Dissent

Say goodbye to the oldies but goodies because the good old days werent always good and tomorrow aint as bad as it seems.
Billy Joel   Category: Tomorrow

What God hath joined together no man shall ever put asunder: God will take care of that.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Together

I owe nothing to Womens Lib.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Feminist

The materials are indifferent but the use we make of them is not a matter of indifference.
Epictetus   Category: Action

It is the merest truism evident at once to unsophisticated observation that mathematics is a human invention.
Percy Williams Bridgman   Category: Unsorted

In things pertaining to enthusiasm no man is sane who does not know how to be insane on proper occasions.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Enthusiasm

An individual's treatment and alternatives in life may depend as much on the reputation of the group to which that person belongs as on their own merit.
Catharine A. MacKinnon   Category: Unsorted

The ancients had little doubt about the true shape of the earth: Its [the worlds] shape has the rounded appearance of a perfect sphere. This is shown first of all by the name of orb which is bestowed upon it by the general consent of mankind. ...Our eyesight also confirms this belief because the firmament presents the aspect of a concave hemisphere equidistant in every direction which would be impossible in the case of any other figure.
Gaius Plinius Secundus   Category: Unsorted

I eat my peas with honey Ive done it all my life It makes the peas taste funny But it keeps them on the knife! I therefore come before you armed with the delusions of adequacy with which so many of us equip ourselves.
A.D. Button   Category: Unsorted

They are proud in humility; proud in that they are not proud.
Robert Burton   Category: Humanitarian

A good indignation brings out all ones powers.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Hate

OPERA n. A play representing life in another world whose inhabitants have no speech but song no motions but gestures and no postures but attitudes.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Opera

If the garden of Eden really exists it does so moment by moment fragmented and tough cropping up like a fan of buddleia high up in the gutter of a deserted warehouse or in a heap of frozen cabbages becoming luminous in the reflected light of roadside snow.
Helen Dumore   Category: Garden

A true definition of an entrepreneur comes closer to: A poet visionary or packager of social change
Robert Schwartz   Category: Unsorted

Life is a jest and all things show it; I thought so once but now I know it.
John Gay   Category: Absurd

In Spain in the meantime Aristotelian scholar Juan Gines de Sepulveda was putting the impolitic moralizing of Las Casas into proper perspective for posterity: Compare then the blessings enjoyed by Spaniards of prudence genius magnanimity temperance humanity and religion with those of the little men [the Indians] in whom you will scarcely find even vestiges of humanity.... How can we doubt that these people so uncivilized so barbaric contaminated with so many impieties and obscenities have been justly conquered?
Juan Gines de Sepulveda   Category: Unsorted

I knew in my heart that I wanted to know the garden intimately to know all the flowers in each season to be there from spring through autumn digging pruning planting feeding rejoicing. In short I had fallen in love.
Elizabeth Murray   Category: Unsorted

Whose yesterdays look backwards with a smile.
Edward Young   Category: Unsorted

I love my kids but I would not want any of them for friends.
Janet Sorensen   Category: Children

A snake lies hidden in the grass. Latet anguis in herba.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Snake

Ideological differences are no excuse for rudeness.
Judith Martin   Category: Diet

Pray to God at the beginning of all thy works so that thou mayest bring them all to a good ending.
Xenophon   Category: Unsorted

To keep your secret is wisdom; but to expect others to keep it is folly.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Secret

Knowledge has three degrees-opinion science illumination. The means or instrument of the first is sense; of the second dialectic; of the third intuition.
Plotinus   Category: Unsorted

A cat cares for you only as a source of food security and a place in the sun.
Charles Horton Cooley   Category: Unsorted

After spending many years in Wall Street and after making and losing millions of dollars I want to tell you this: It never was my thinking that made the big money for me. It always was my sitting.
Jesse Livermore   Category: Unsorted

It is not a lie its a terminological inexactitude.
Alexander Haig   Category: Lever

Perfect clarity would profit the intellect but damage the will.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Perfection

No one would talk much in society if he knew how often he misunderstands others.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Communicate

It is useless for the sheep to pass resolutions in favor of vegetarianism while the wolf remains of a different opinion.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Dictators

In composing as a general rule run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
Sydney Smith   Category: Pen

When Mr. Bilbo Baggins of Bag End announced that he would shortly be celebrating his eleventy-first birthday with a party of special magnificence there was much talk and excitement in Hobbiton.
John Ronald Reuel J. R. R. Tolkien   Category: Birthday

We cannot talk with [animals] as we can with human beings yet we can communicate with them on mental and emotional levels. They should however be accorded equality in that they should receive both compassion and respect; it is unworthy of us to exploit them in any way.
Rebecca Hall   Category: Unsorted

At high noon or in the dark moonless night there is a light. Can you see it? And by the way who are you?
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi   Category: Unsorted

The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppose.
Frederick Douglass   Category: Unsorted

Laughter is the sensation of feeling good all over and showing it principally on one spot.
Josh Billings   Category: Laugh

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
Dolores Ibarruri   Category: Cowardice

He who influences the thoughts of his times influences all the times that follow. He has made his impress on eternity.
Hypatia   Category: Times

We live and learn but not the wiser grow.
Pomfret   Category: Unsorted

Journalism has already come to be the first power in the land.
Samuel Bowles   Category: Unsorted

But what is the greatest evil? If you are going to epitomize evil what is it? Is it the bomb? The greatest evil that one has to fight constantly every minute of the day until one dies is the worst part of oneself.
Patrick McGoohan   Category: Evil

Nothing is enough for the man to whom enough is too little.
Epicurus   Category: Enough

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Doctor

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it than to decide it without stirring it up. It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debating it.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Discussion

What has commonly been called rebellion has more often been nothing but a manly and glorious struggle in opposition to the lawless power of rebellious kings and princes.
Samuel Adams   Category: Rebellion

I can find my biography in every fable that I read.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Autobiography

By idolizing those whom we honor we do a disservice both to them and to ourselves.... We fail to recognize that we could go and do likewise.
Charles V. Willie   Category: Unsorted

Believe that life is worth living and your belief will held create the fact.
William James   Category: Attitude

All are lunatics but he who can analyze his delusion is called a philosopher.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Delusion

If you see yourself as prosperous you will be. If you see yourself as continually hard up that is exactly what you will be.
Robert Collier   Category: Unsorted

Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny.
Edmund Burke   Category: Law

To live is not to die to die is to not have lived.
Alix Pasterick   Category: Courage

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman   Category: Last

Hatred does not cease by hatred but only by love this is the eternal rule.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Love

To tell you the truth my tenants have a notion that I am atheistically inclined by putting up heathen statues and writing on them certain words in an unknown language. They immediately suspected me for a papist and my statues had been demolished my woods burnt and my throat cut had not I suddenly placed a seat under a holly bush with this plain inscription Sit Down and Welcome. I have assured them that all the Latin mottoes are to this purpose and that in places where they cannot sit down I have desired them in the old Norman dialect to go to the lodge and drink whiskey.
Lord John Orrey   Category: Unsorted

Excessive literary production is a social offense.
George Eliot   Category: Writing

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Epitaphs

It is not who governs but what government is entitled to do that is the essential problem.
Charles G. Bragg   Category: Unsorted

It is with a pious fraud as with a bad action; it begets a calamitous necessity of going on.
Thomas Paine   Category: Fraud

Wisely and slow; they stumble that run fast.
William Shakespeare   Category: Haste

Youth is when you blame all your troubles on your parents; maturity is when you learn that everything is the fault of the younger generation.
Harold Coffin   Category: Blame

Far from the madding crowds ignoble strife Their sober wishes never learnd to stray; Along the cool sequesterd vale of life They kept the noiseless tenor of their way.
Thomas Gray   Category: Simple

Women run to extremes they are either better or worse than men.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Unsorted

Law: An ordinance of reason for the common good made by him who has care of the community.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Law

Our pleasance here is all vain glory This false world is but transitory.
William Dunbar   Category: Unsorted

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Persecution

We ought to be persuaded that the propitious smiles of heaven can never be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right which heaven itself has ordained.
George Washington   Category: Law

Happiness is being married to your best friend.
Barbara Weeks   Category: Unsorted

Justice n.: A decision in your favor.
Unknown   Category: Decency

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.
Proverb   Category: Gold

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
J. Krishnamurti   Category: Problem

A strong nor'wester's blowing Bill Hark! Don't ye hear it roar now? Lord help ‘em how I pities all Unhappy folks on shore now!
William Pitt   Category: Unsorted

Darwin is like a crab. It looks like a crab from the air and like a crab it can become very weak almost empty at times-but it always comes back again full and strong.
Granny Lum Loy   Category: Unsorted

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 alone will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan press on has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race.
John Calvin Coolidge   Category: Success

Who breathes must suffer; and who thinks must mourn; And he alone is blessed who neer was born.
Matthew Prior   Category: Pain

Old age is fifteen years older than I am.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Old

Even if a farmer intends to loaf he gets up in time to get an early start.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Agriculture

All men that are ruined are ruined on the side of their natural propensities.
Edmund Burke   Category: Factory

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts ... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Fear

Good Living is an act of intelligence by which we choose things which have an agreeable taste rather than those which do not.
Anthelme Brillat-Savarin   Category: Unsorted

I sincerely congratulate you on the arrival of the mockingbird. Learn all the children to venerate it as a superior being in the form of a bird or as a being which will haunt them if any harm is done to itself or its eggs.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Animals

Its hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.
Billy Rose   Category: Chip

Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are The plea of the hypocrite scoundrel and knave.
William Blake   Category: Details

Family dinners are more often than not an ordeal of nervous indigestion preceded by hidden resentment and ennui and accompanied by psychosomatic jitters.
M. F. K. Fisher   Category: Unsorted

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Matsuö Basho   Category: History

Pains of love be sweeter far Than all other pleasures are.
John Dryden   Category: Love

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punishments the scroll; I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.
William Ernest Henley   Category: Soul

I am innocent innocent innocent. Make no mistake about this. I owe society nothing. I am an innocent man and something very wrong is taking place tonight. [Executed by injection. ]
Lionel Herrera   Category: Last

There are five types of men who fail in life; the machine the miser the hermit the snob and the brute.
Walter Wilber Gruber   Category: Unsorted

If you think education is expensive try ignorance!
Andy McIntyre   Category: Education

The excitement that a gambler feels when making a bet is equal to the amount he might win times the probability of winning it.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Games

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future tradition has placed 10000 men to guard the past.
Count Maurice Maeterlink   Category: Unsorted

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
H. Jackson Browne   Category: Character

What we must decide is how we are valuable rather than how valuable we are.
Edgar Z. Friedenberg   Category: Decency

Education is learning what you didn't even know you didn't know.
Elmer G. Letterman   Category: Education

Excess of grief for the deceased is madness; for it is an injury to the living and the dead know it not.
Xenophon   Category: Grief

Wine is bottled poetry.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Poetry

The trumpet! the trumpet! the dead have all heard; Lo the depths of the stone-covered charnels are stirred: From the sea from the land from the south and the north. The vast generations of man are come forth.
Henry H. Milman   Category: Unsorted

A deadline is negative inspiration. Still its better than no inspiration at all.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Inspiration

My own mind is my own church.
Thomas Paine   Category: Action

I think luck is the sense to recognize an opportunity and the ability to take advantage of it. Every one has bad breaks but every one also has opportunities. The man who can smile at his breaks and grab his chances gets on.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Luck

In this country [England] it is good to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. The reference is to Admiral John Byng who was executed in 1757 for failing to prevent the French from taking Minorca.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Wise

Aim at perfection in everything though in most things it is unattainable. However they who aim at it and persevere will come much nearer to it than those whose laziness and despondency make them give it up as unattainable.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Perfection

Pseudonym: George Eliot
Mary Ann Evans   Category: Unsorted

I prefer the errors of enthusiasm to the indifference of wisdom.
Anatole France   Category: Enthusiasm

He that would have fruit must climb the tree.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Climb

The violets in the mountains have broken the rocks.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Unsorted

Ah what a warning for a thoughtless man Could field or grove could any spot of earth Show to his eye an image of the pangs Which it hath witnessedrender back an echo Of the sad steps by which it hath been trod!
William Wordsworth   Category: History

If a thing loves it is infinite.
William Blake   Category: Infidelity

If we live truly we shall see truly.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Present

The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Leadership

The prudence of the best heads is often defeated By the tenderness of the best of hearts.
Henry Fielding   Category: Defeat

Fame lulls the fever of the soul and makes Us feel that we have grasped an immortality.
Joaquin Miller   Category: False

The test and use of a mans education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Education

What can ennoble sots or slaves or cowards? Alas! not all the blood of all the Howards.
Alexander Pope   Category: Unsorted

What a man knows at 50 that he did not know at 20 is for the most part incommunicable. The knowledge he has acquired with age is not the knowledge of formulas or forms of words but of people places actions a knowledge gained not by words but by touch sight sound victories failures sleeplessness devotion love the human experiences and emotions of this earth and of oneself and other men; and perhaps too a little faith a little reverence for things one cannot see.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Age

Piglet sidled up to Pooh from behind. Pooh! he whispered. Yes Piglet? Nothing said Piglet taking Poohs paw. I just wanted to be sure of you.
Alan Alexander Unknown   Category: Unsorted

The worse the society the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
Grant Gilmore   Category: Unsorted

The first duty of love is to listen.
Paul Tillich   Category: Duty

God gave men both a penis and a brain but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Robin Williams   Category: Same

... and God knows we are sensitive to the suffering that has sometimes broken loose to come billowing forth from your appendages like the pungent vapors of whales often it appears that in this life of experience and accommodation we pay just as dearly for our triumphs as we do for our defeats. But Sissy ... hold on!
Jack London   Category: Unsorted

.The last time somebody said I find I can write much better with a word processor. I replied They used to say the same thing about drugs.
Roy Blount Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Good executives never put off until tomorrow what they can get someone else to do today.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Today

Each koan is a window that show the whole truth but just from a single vantage. It is limited in perspective. One hundred koans give one hundred vantages. When they are enriched with insightful comments and poems then you have ten thousand vantages. There is no end to this process of enrichment.
Aitken   Category: Unsorted

Everyone must take time to sit and watch the leaves turn.
Elizabeth Lawrence   Category: Unsorted

It is not by muscle speed or physical dexterity that great things are achieved but by reflection force of character and judgment; in these qualities old age is usually not only not poorer but is even richer.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Gravity

Slow and steady wins the race.
Aesop   Category: Cause

There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Edmund Burke   Category: Virtue

Women who buy perfume and flowers for themselves because their men wont do it are called self basting.
Adair Lara   Category: Unsorted

Truth is the property of no individual but is the treasure of all men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Truth

To the rationally minded the mental processes of the intuitive appear to work backwards
Frances Wickes   Category: Unsorted

Man was not made to rust out in idleness. A degree of exercise is as necessary for the preservation of health both of body and mind as his daily food. And what exercise is more fitting or more appropriate of one who is in the decline of life than that of superintending a wellordered garden? What more enlivens the sinking mind? What is more conducive to a long life?
Joseph Breck   Category: Unsorted

Loving someone is not about keeping things from them or protecting them or controlling what they feel its about letting them be free.
A. W. Cass   Category: Love

To exist is to change to change is to mature to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.
Henri Louis Bergson   Category: Change

Lying increases the creative faculties expands the ego lessens the friction of social contacts.... It is only in lies wholeheartedly and bravely told that human nature attains through words and speech the forebearance the nobility the romance the idealism thatbeing what it isit falls so short of in fact and in deed.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Lever

Religion is love; in no case is it logic.
Beatrice Potter Webb   Category: Religion

Faith is positive enriching life in the here and now. Doubt is negative robbing life of glow and meaning. So though I do not understand immortality I choose to believe.
Webb B. Garrison   Category: Unsorted

A man should be taller older heavier uglier and hoarser than his wife.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Husband

Wonders are many and none is more wonderful than man.
Sophocles   Category: Housework

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
John Selden   Category: Discretion

Of all created comforts God is the lender; you are the borrower not the owner.
Ernest Rutherford   Category: God

I am not a pessimist; to perceive evil where it exists is in my opinion a form of optimism.
Roberto Rossellini   Category: Unsorted

See Josh Billings
Henry Wheeler Shaw   Category: Unsorted

I hate it in friends when they come too late to help.
Euripides   Category: Time

I have discovered that this world is harsh cruel and nasty enough without writing off entire classes of individuals on the basis of their colour or national origin. There are enough people in the world who can be judged on the basis of their actions that we don't need to judge others merely on the basis of their colour or nationality.
Robert Chase   Category: Race

I haven't committed a crime. What I did was fail to comply with the law.
David Dinkins   Category: Crime

The man who knows how will always have a job. The man who also knows why will always be his boss.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Boss

Nothing of any importance can be taught. It can only be learned and with blood and sweat.
Robert Anton Wilson   Category: Unsorted

If we die do not mourn for us. This is a risky business were in and we accept those risks. The space program is too valuable to this country to be halted for too long if a disaster should ever happen.
Gus Grissom   Category: Unsorted

Always however brutal an age may actually have been its style transmits its music only.
Andre Malraux   Category: Music

Science is for those who learn: Poetry for those who know.
Joseph Roux   Category: Obscure

He who rides a tiger is afraid to dismount.
William Scarborough   Category: Cannot

How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Consequences

No praying it spoils business.
Thomas Otway   Category: Unsorted

Touch is the magic wand of intimacy. Love is keeping in touch.
Denis Waitley   Category: Unsorted

MESMERISM n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Credulity

Honestys the best policy.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Honest

It is possible to be below flattery as well as above it.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Flattery

A society committed to the search for truth must give protection to and set a high value upon the independent and original mind however rasping however socially unpleasant it may be; for it is upon such minds in large measure that the effective search for truth depends.
Caryl Haskins   Category: Unsorted

Its them as take advantage that get advantage i this world.
George Eliot   Category: Competence

There is one kind of robber whom the law does not strike at and who steals what is most precious to men: time.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Time

I love you. Spoken to the executioner. Executed by injection.
Sean Flannagan   Category: Last

The Lord had the wonderful advantage of being able to work alone. Answering why he had not implemented organizational reforms after five months when God created the universe in seven days1997
Kofi Annan   Category: Alone

The reserve of modern assertions is sometimes pushed to extremes in which the fear of being contradicted leads the writer to strip himself of almost all sense and meaning.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Contradict

A bitter jest when it comes too near the truth leaves a sharp sting behind it.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Satire

There is a pleasure sure In being mad which none but madmen know.
John Dryden   Category: Insanity

To his dog every man is Napoleon; hence the constant popularity of dogs.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Dog

In the education of children there is nothing like alluring the interest and affection otherwise you only make so many asses laden with books.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Children

Man is a rational animal who always loses his temper when he is called upon to act in accordance with the dictates of reason.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Housework

Faith is like the little night-light that burns in a sickroom; as long as it is there the obscurity is not complete; we turn towards it and await the daylight.
Abbe Huvelin   Category: Unsorted

Mi taku oyasin. (We are all related.)
Proverb   Category: Race

Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Aesop   Category: Wealth

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
Henry Boye   Category: Unsorted

Do not wish to be anything but what you are and try to be that perfectly.
St. Francis de Sales   Category: Unsorted

The silence that accepts merit as the most natural thing in the world is the highest applause.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Merit

The true paradises are paradises we have lost.
Marcel Proust   Category: Loquacity

Every school boy knows it.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor   Category: Unsorted

If I accept you as you are I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Acceptance

Meditation is the souls perspective glass.
Owen Feltham   Category: Unsorted

There was a compelling personal motive for Francos decision to thwart Hitler. He was part Jewish.
John Toland   Category: Unsorted

We don't have to die to go to heaven. When we get to the point to love someone over ourselves we get to heaven.
Hermana Salazar   Category: Unsorted

In Zen the important thing is to stop the course of the mind.
Takashina Rosen   Category: Unsorted

Love is the child of illusion and the parent of disillusion.
Miguel De Unamuno   Category: Love

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Tyranny

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909 Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929 after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land....
J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti   Category: Truth

Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.
Mark Twain   Category: Funerals

The flower that follows the sun does so even on cloudy days.
Robert Leighton   Category: Sun

From a little spark may burst a mighty flame.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Fire

Government in the U.S. today is a senior partner in every business in the country.
Norman Cousins   Category: Government

So long as we have enough people in this country willing to fight for their rights well be called a democracy.
Roger Nash Baldwin   Category: Democracy

I saw him I say saw him with my own eyes.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Cook

If youre articulate enough then you don't have to manage anybody else. Management comes in doing only one thing they cant do for themselves: finding what part of each undertaking a particular persons talents fit. Each person is talented creative and productive in some way.
Edward Herbert Land   Category: Unsorted

On resigning as collaborator on the memoirs of the former Wallis Warfield Simpson new summaries 6 October 1955. You cant make the Duchess of Windsor into Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm.
Cleveland Amory   Category: Unsorted

Ah women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Woe

For centuries theologians have been explaining the unknowable in terms of the-not-worth-knowing.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Explain

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Chaos

My reverence has always been for holy simplicity rather than wordy vulgarity.
St. Jerome   Category: Unsorted

No man can think clearly when his fists are clenched.
George Jean Nathan   Category: Think

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
George Eliot   Category: Indifference

There are only four questions of importance in life: What is sacred of what is the spirit made what is worth living for and what is worth dying for. The answer to all of them is the same. Only love.
Juan de Marco   Category: Unsorted

For greed all nature is too little.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Nature

To climb steep hills requires slow pace at first.
William Shakespeare   Category: Success

We choose to go to the moon not because its easy but because its hard.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Moon

Gray skies are just clouds passing over.
Duke Ellington   Category: Unsorted

The same Power that brought the slave out of bondage will in His own good time and way bring about the emancipation of women and make her the equal in power and dominion that she was in the beginning.
Amelia Jenks Bloomer   Category: Unsorted

Ask the experienced rather than the learned.
Proverb   Category: Experience

And thats the real incentive isnt it? Its not so much the fact that you get to bask in their Gods love thats the selling point its that you avoid damnation. Think of it like Coke putting out an ad that says Snapple causes muscle spasms Pepsi is infected with AIDS and tap-water gives you cancer. So drink Coke. Not only do we taste good were the only alternative to pain and suffering. Its actually a pretty good marketing tool. Humanity by nature is an ambivalent animal given to fits of inertia and were more than likely to sit on our noncommittal behinds unless theres a bogeyman to chase us out of our chairs.
Greg Bulmash   Category: Unsorted

All coaching is is taking a player where he cant take himself.
Bill McCartney   Category: Sports

Each year one vicious habit rooted out in time ought to make the worst man good.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Habit

We can wear flat shoes now and be fat. Commenting on a new agreement on working conditions 1996.
Ann Barbour   Category: Unsorted

Fair stood the wind for France When we our sails advance Nor now to prove our chance Longer will tarry.
Michael Drayton   Category: Unsorted

Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Unknown   Category: Quit

Who is more foolish the child afraid of the dark or the man afraid of the light?
Maurice Freehill   Category: Afraid

Any man may be in good spirits and good temper when he's well dressed. There an't much credit in that.
Charles Dickens   Category: Apparel

Where will I be five years from now? I delight in not knowing. That's one of the greatest things about life its wonderful surprises.
Marlo Thomas   Category: Unsorted

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: War

We havent got the power to destroy the planet or to save it. But we might have the power to save ourselves.
Ian Malcolm   Category: Unsorted

Our consciousness rarely registers the beginning of a growth within us any more than without us: there have been many circulations of the sap before we detect the smallest sign of the bud.
George Eliot   Category: Begin

For you can look at things while talking or with a radio going full blast but you can see only when the chatter stops.
Frederick Franck   Category: Unsorted

To see things in the seed that is genius.
Lao Tzu   Category: Possibility

Short words are best and the old words when short are best of all.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Quotations

The liberty of man consists solely in this: that he obeys natural laws because he has himself recognized them as such and not because they have been externally imposed upon him by any extrinsic will whatever divine or human collective or individual.
Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin   Category: Law

The search for truth is as it always has been the noblest expression of the human spirit. Mans insatiable desire for knowledge about himself about his environment and the forces by which he is surrounded gives life its meaning and purpose and clothes it with final dignity.... And yet we know deep in our hearts that knowledge is not enough.... Unless we can anchor our knowledge to moral purposes the ultimate result will be dust and ashes dust and ashes that will bury the hopes and monuments of men beyond recovery.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Unsorted

Genius: 1. to believe your own thought. To believe that what is true for you is ultimately true. 2. a sledgehammer. 3. the fruit of labour and thought. 4. soul. 5. the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. 6. something one can become.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Genius

A room without books is like a body without a soul.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Book

If the Wright Brothers were alive today Orville would have to lay off Wilbur.
Robert Crandall   Category: Unsorted

Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone and if they are dim the whole world is clouded.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Body

The way to heaven out of all places is of like length and distance.
Sir Thomas More   Category: Heaven

Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe there are fairies at the bottom of it too?
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Garden

New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises Why then are you not taking part in them?
Herbert George Wells   Category: New

There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business.
Henry Boyd   Category: Unsorted

I loved thee once I'll love thee no more Thine is the grief as is the blame; Thou art not what thou wast before What reason I should be the same?
Sir Robert Aytoun   Category: Unsorted

Growth is the only evidence of life.
Cardinal John Henry Newman   Category: Growth

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   Category: Dream

Do not do to others what angers you if done to you by others.
Isocrates   Category: Unsorted

The family is the essential presence the thing that never leaves you even if you find you have to leave it.
Bill Buford   Category: Unsorted

It is the wit and policy of sin to hate those we have abused.
Sir William Davenant   Category: Abuse

A sobering thought what if at this very moment I am living up to my full potential?
Lily Tomlin   Category: Potential

If your parents never had children chances are you won't either.
Dick Cavett   Category: Parents

Hell is a city much like London - A populous and a smoky city.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Hell

And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
The Bible   Category: Truth

If you see no reason for giving thanks the fault lies in yourself.
Proverb   Category: Thank

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you can not fool all the people all of the time. Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Alexander K. McClure Abe Lincolns Yarns and Stories p. 184 (1904). Many quotation books have also attributed this to Lincoln with a variety of sources given. According to Roy R Basler ed. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln vol. 3 p. 81 (1953) Tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton [Illinois] speeches [September 2 1858] one of Lincolns most famous utterances '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. But he goes on to say that the epigram and any references to it have not been located in Surviving Lincoln documents. This remark has also been attributed to P. T. Barnum.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Writing

Everything in life is somewhere else and you get there in a car.
E. B. White   Category: Automobiles

Wherever they go and whatever happens to them on the way in that enchanted place on the top of the forest a little boy and his Bear will always be playing.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Boy

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
Perelman   Category: Learn

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Beauty

Citizenship comes first today in our crowded world.... No man can enjoy the privileges of education and thereafter with a clear conscience break his contract with society. To respect that contract is to be mature to strengthen it is to be a good citizen to do more than your share under it is to be noble.
Isaiah Bowman   Category: Citizen

Liquidum non frangit jejunum. [chocolate] liquids amongst them do not constitute a break in fasting.
Cardinal Francis Maria Brancaccio   Category: Unsorted

Its a warm wind the west wind full of birds cries.
John Edward Masefield   Category: Unsorted

A HUNDRED YEARS FROM NOW The surging sea of human life forever onward rolls And bears to the eternal shore its daily freight of souls; Tbough bravely sails our bark today pale Death sits at the prow And few shall know we ever lived a hundred years from
Mary A. Ford   Category: Unsorted

I went into the business for the money and the art grew out of it. If people are disillusioned by that remark I cant help it. Its the truth.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Movies

The world has become uglier since it began to look into a mirror every day; so let us settle for the mirror image and do without an inspection of the original.
Karl Kraus   Category: Mirror

An idealist is one who on noticing that roses smell better than a cabbage concludes that it will also make better soup.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Idea

Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Hunting ... the least honorable form of war on the weak.
Paul Richard   Category: Unsorted

Our eye-beams twisted and did thread Our eyes upon one double string; So to entergraft our hands as yet Was all the means to make us one And pictures in our eyes to get Was all our propagation.
John Donne   Category: Hand

All thoughts all passions all delights Whatever stirs this mortal frame All are but ministers of Love And feed his sacred flame.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Love

Its not easy being green.
Kermit the Frog   Category: Unsorted

Death is a very dull dreary affair and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Death

Teach me to feel another's woe To hide the fault I see; That mercy I to others show That mercy show to me.
Alexander Pope   Category: Mercy

Difference of religion breeds more quarrels than difference of politics.
Wendell Phillips   Category: Politics

Dream dream for this is also sooth.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Dream

A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Debt

Form-criticism has made an end of the false notion which for a long time dominated critical scholarship that it was possible throughout the gospels to distill from them a Life of Jesus that would be free from dogmatic presuppositions and not affected
Guenther Bornkamm   Category: Unsorted

All I really need to know about how to live and what to do and how to be I learned in kindergarten. Remember the Dick-and-Jane books and the first word you learnedthe biggest word of alllook.
Robert Lee Fulghum   Category: Kindergarten

Ask not what your country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Food

Nothing astonishes men so much as common-sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Astonish

Power is not revealed by striking hard or often but by striking true.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Power

Evil and good are Gods right hand and left.
Bailey   Category: Evil

What single ability do we all have? The ability to change.
George Leonard Andrews   Category: Change

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Wisdom

We cannot become what we need to be by remaining what we are.
Max Depree   Category: Change

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
Proverb   Category: Hurry

However top lofty and idealistic a man may be he can always rationalize his right to earn money.
Raymond Chandler   Category: Unsorted

Do Gods will as if it were thy will And he will accomplish thy will as if it were his own.
Gamaliel   Category: Deeds

A man is as old as his arteries.
Thomas Sydenham   Category: Age

I would rather have written Fables in Slang than be President.
William Allen White   Category: Peace

The obligation to endure gives us the right to know.
Jean Rostand   Category: Endure

Feathered with hoarfrost skeletal trees loom closer; fog shrouded arches.
Paul Brown   Category: Unsorted

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Diet

After a momentary silence spake Some Vessel of a more ungainly Make; They sneer at me for leaning all awry: What! did the Hand of the Potter shake?
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Unsorted

America was targeted for attack because we are the brightest beacon for freedom and opportunity in the world and no one will keep that light from shining.
George W. Bush   Category: Unsorted

The only time people dislike gossip is when you gossip about them.
Will Rogers   Category: Gossip

Obviously crime pays or there'd be no crime.
G. Gordon Liddy   Category: Crime

The common cold if left untreated lasts about two weeks. If treated with medication and rest it lasts about fourteen days.
Unknown   Category: Illness

The shortest distance between two points is through Hell.
Brian Clark   Category: Distance

If an animals not equipped to make sounds like talking it doesnt mean it cant think. All we have to do is to figure out how to make it convey its thoughts.
Alice Hopf   Category: Unsorted

A man cannot leave a better legacy to the world than a well-educated family.
Thomas Scott   Category: Unsorted

We come from the earth we return to the earth and in between we garden.
Unknown   Category: Thank

Trust allows you to give. Giving is abundant. Trust allows the experience of bliss. Bliss is awakefulness. Trust allows you to laugh. Laugh at the richness the beauty and the playfulness of the universe. Apply consciousness to this process and all roads will lead to home.
Gary Zukav   Category: Unsorted

The most unproductive empty fruitless fellow in the world is the man with a barren heart. Happiness can never reach him for nothing good and lasting can lodge in his heart. It is solid as a billiard ball. Contrast this man with his barren heart with the human that plays the game of life fairly and honestly and is willing to make others happy by his own sacrifices.
F. D. Van Amburgh   Category: Charity

Getting ahead in industry is an adventureand there arent many people today who like adventure.... The supervisor who gets ahead must have a basic materialistic selfish interest in a better life ... and must believe hell reach his goal if he tries hard enough. The door is still open to initiative.
Patrick B. Comer Jr.   Category: Industry

A well-worn adage advises those who set out upon a great enterprise to count the cost yet some of the greatest enterprises have succeeded because the people who undertook them did not count the cost.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Unsorted

I am about to take my last voyage a great leap in the dark.
Thomas Hobbes   Category: Last

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Luck

To know and not to do is not yet to know.
Proverb   Category: Despise

An expert is one who knows more and more about less and less.
Nicholas Murray Butler   Category: Expert

RACK n. An argumentative implement formerly much used in persuading devotees of a false faith to embrace the living truth. As a call to the unconverted the rack never had any particular efficacy and is now held in light popular esteem.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Persuasion

All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board whitewe call it black.
Robert Browning   Category: Life

Most people would rather die than think; in fact they do so.
Bertrand Russell   Category: People

A drop of sweat on the drill ground will save many drops of blood on the battlefield.
August Willich   Category: Unsorted

Home is not where you live but where they understand you.
Christian Morgenstern   Category: Home

Hope is the struggle of the soul breaking loose from what is perishable and attesting her eternity
Herman Melville   Category: Hope

To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God to purge the imagination by the beauty of God to open the heart to the love of God and to devote the will to the purpose of God.
Sir William Temple   Category: Unsorted

Wars are not acts of God. They are caused by man by man-made institutions by the way in which man has organized his society. What man has made man can change.
Frederick Moore Vinson   Category: War

Ever consider what they must think of us? I mean here we come back from a grocery store with the most amazing haul- chicken pork half cow. They must think were the greatest hunters on earth!
Anne Tyler   Category: Dog

Love and a cough cannot be hid.
George Herbert   Category: Love

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman.
Maryon Pearson   Category: Relatives

Trained and inspired leadership is needed in the troubled world of today. We live in uncertainty and fear. The times call for thinking and straight thinking one of the goals of true education. Unfortunately the world so clamors for action that men and women devote little time to thinking. Many believe in second-hand thinking. They find it easier to ascertain and adopt the thoughts of others than to think for themselves.
James F. Byrnes   Category: Leadership

Women should be obscene and not heard.
Groucho Marx   Category: Obscenity

There are more fools than wise men; and even in wise men more folly than wisdom.
Nicholas Chamfort   Category: Learn

A gentleman will not insult me and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass   Category: Man

We have seen [in the sports center] superb demonstrations of physical skill determination unity discipline coordination cooperation and dedication; but final victory always went to the team that knew best where the goal was and had the ability to do something about it.
Robert L. Simpson   Category: Sports

Your theory is crazy but its not crazy enough to be true.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Theory

Good and evil are typified by light and darkness; therefore if we bring light into a dark room the darkness disappears and inasmuch as a soul is filled with good evil disappears.
Aurelia Mace   Category: Unsorted

Happiness is a man's greatest achievement; it is the response of his total personality to a productive orientation toward himself and the world outside.
Erich Fromm   Category: Happiness

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
Bailey   Category: Cheating

Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile I caught hell for.
Earl Warren   Category: Everything

Organismic awareness is what we on the Ego Level ordinarily but clumsily refer to as seeing touching tasting smelling and hearing. But in its very purest form this sensual awareness is nonsymbolic nonconceptual momentary consciousness. Organismic awareness is awareness of the Present only you cant taste the past smell the past see the past touch the past or hear the past. Neither can you taste smell see touch or hear the future. In other words organismic consciousness is properly timeless and being timeless it is essentially spaceless. Just as organismic awareness knows no past or future it knows no inside or outside no self or other. Thus pure organismic consciousness participates fully in the nondual awareness called Absolute Subjectivity.
Ken Wilber   Category: Unsorted

There are six things that keep us going. First the instinct to live which we apparently have no part in making or deciding about. Second group consciousness and the desire that we have to win the approbation of our fellows within the group. Third the various interests that we may find in life such as religion or art or some such other branch of esthetics. Fourth in our climate the habit of work. Fifth the sheer joy of physical life that we find in hours of well-earned recreation after hard work games fishing tramping the hills a good book before an open fire. Sixth and most important the general feeling that we have that there is some abstract goodness or rightness in the world with which we may cooperate in making the world a fine place for a splendid race of men women and children to live in.
Frank Parker Day   Category: Unsorted

Confidence is a plant of slow growth in an aged bosom youth is the season of credulity.
William Pitt the Elder Pitt   Category: Trust

You cant make an omelet without breaking eggs.
Proverb   Category: Impossible

Guess what ... I think Im parked in a red zone.
Michael Madsen   Category: Unsorted

I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.
Marie de Sevigne   Category: Unsorted

I was brought up by a father who was difficult to satisfy because he always felt something could be made or done better. He was never content with success.... It does take eyeball. I'm afraid as great as computers are they cannot tell you about the quality of your product. The profitability yes but not the quality. The human eye the human experience is the one thing that can make quality better or poorer.
Stanley Marcus   Category: Quality

Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them I will liken him unto a wise man which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And every one that heareth these sayings of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man which built his house upon the sand: And the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
The Bible   Category: Rain

I look upon the world as my parish.
John Wesley   Category: Clergy

The shame that comes to us as we see ourselves praised when we are unworthy of it often gives us the occasion to accomplish things that we might never have achieved without such undeserved praise.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Praise

Power like lightning injures before its warning.
Pedro Calderon   Category: Unsorted

Thankfulness is measured by the number of words; gratitude is measured by the nature of our actions.
David Oman McKay   Category: Gratitude

This is truth the poet sings ...
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Unsorted

... success is a combination of many things but a good character is the foundation of the kind of success that will bring you real happiness. Choose your friends wiselythey will make or break you.
J. Willard Marriott   Category: Unsorted

There are more self-marred people in the world than there are self-made.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Fight

Lord I confess I am not what I ought to be but I thank you Lord that Im not what I was.
Proverb   Category: Monster

Man wants but little here below but likes that little goodand not too long in coming.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Life

Our own life is the instrument with which we experiment with the truth.
Thich Nhat Hanh   Category: Experiment

Here we may reign secure; and in my choice To reign is worth ambition though in hell: Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton   Category: Devil

There are no gains without pains.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Dream

More than any other time in history mankind faces a crossroads. One path leads to despair and utter hopelessness. The other to total extinction. Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly.
Woody Allen   Category: Despair

To be or not to be is not a question of compromise. Either you be or you don't be.
Golda Meir   Category: Health

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need no money no hurry no desire no trust.
Zig Ziglar   Category: Observe

No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report ....
Woodrow Wilson   Category: President

I am always doing that which I can not do in order that I may learn how to do it.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Do

The tragedy of life is not so much what men suffer but rather what they miss.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Life

A woman takes off her claim to respect along with her garments.
Herodotus   Category: Unsorted

Martin if dirt was trumps what hands you would hold!
Charles Lamb   Category: Cards

Day after day we looked for rain and day after day we saw nothing but the sun. Lavender that we had planted in the spring died. The patch of grass in front of the house abandoned its ambitions to become a lawn and turned into the dirty yellow of poor straw. The earth shrank revealing its knuckles and bones rocks and roots that had been invisible before.
Peter Mayle   Category: Devil

At the present time the alternative is not between change or no change but between change for the better and change for the worse.
Clifford Hugh Douglas   Category: Peace

Never does the human soul appear so strong and noble as when it foregoes revenge and dares to forgive an injury.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Injury

The saddest failures in life are those that come from not putting forth the power and will to succeed.
Edwin Whipple   Category: Sad

The simplicities of natural laws arise through the complexities of the language we use for their expression.
Eugene Wigner   Category: Unsorted

It is hard to fail but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Effort

Well the Lord is going to get another one. [Executed in electric chair. ]
John Eldon Smith   Category: Last

People who don't Think probably don't have Brains; rather they have grey fluff thats blown into their heads by mistake.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Thief

As the flowers are all made sweeter by the sunshine and the dew so this old world is made brighter by the lives of folks like you.
Bonnie Parker   Category: Unsorted

Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.
Ayn Rand   Category: Contradict

There is 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.
   Category: Consequences

Beware of a patient man's fury.
Proverb   Category: Fury

Excessive concern with religion seems to me a last resort for people who have been exhausted by life.
Naguib Mahfouz   Category: Unsorted

For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.
Judy Garland   Category: Kissing

The last of the human freedoms is to choose ones attitudes.
Viktor E. Frankl   Category: Freedom

Muddy water let stand becomes clear.
Lao Tzu   Category: Clear

On sharing space with Robert Benchley while working on Vanity Fair magazine: He and I had an office so tiny that an inch smaller and it would have been adultery.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Adultery

I may be a dumb blonde but Im not that blonde.
Patricia Neill   Category: Unsorted

By all means marry; if you get a good wife you'll become happy; if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates   Category: Advice

That best portion of a good mans life His little nameless unremembered acts Of kindness and of love.
William Wordsworth   Category: Good

The English may not like music but they absolutely love the noise it makes.
Sir Thomas Beecham   Category: Engineer

It isnt pollution thats harming the environment. Its the impurities in our air and water that are doing it.
Dan Quayle   Category: Pollution

I don't even get an allowance.
Macaulay Culkin   Category: Unsorted

So this estate is given each of us to determine whether or not we will merit glory and honor for ever and ever or whether we will rebel and refuse or be indifferent and not comply with the conditions and the laws and the ordinances provided by a merciful Father for our guidance through life and our protection and our salvation and thereby by so doing deny ourselves the fabulous gift and blessing of eternal life. This life then is a time of sifting a time when the wheat is separated from the chaff a time of deciding who is who and where we will live after we die.
ElRay L. Christiansen   Category: Unsorted

Within the problem lies the solution.
Milton Katselas   Category: Problem

The sun will set without my assistance.
The Talmud   Category: Unsorted

ARCHITECT n. One who drafts a plan of your house and plans a draft of your money.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Arab

I am at peace with God; how then can I be confounded?
Richard Rumbold   Category: Unsorted

When you subsidize poverty and failure you get more of both.
James Dale Davidson   Category: Factory

I don't like the sound of all those lists hes making-its like taking too many notes at school; you feel youve achieved something when you havent.
Dodie Smith   Category: Unsorted

Style is the mind skating circles around itself as it moves forward.
Robert Frost   Category: Mind

When men yield up the privilege of thinking the last shadow of liberty quits the horizon.
Thomas Paine   Category: Shadow

The only deadly sin I know is cynicism.
Henry Lewis Stimson   Category: Cynic

A FRIEND IS A PERSON ... With whom you can be sincere.... To whom you never need to defend yourself.... On whom you can depend whether present or absent.... With whom you never need pretend.... To whom you can reveal yourself without fear of betrayal.... Who does not feel she owns you because you are her friend.... Who will not selfishly use you because she has your confidence. I WOULD HAVE SUCH A FRIEND... AND I WOULD BE SUCH A FRIEND. I DO HAVE SUCH A FRIEND! ~ Y-O-U ~
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Friendship

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James   Category: Fatigue

Love is acceptance. When you love someone ... you take them into your heart and that is surely why it hurts so much when we lose someone we love because we lose a part of ourselves.
Andrew   Category: Love

A man of words and not of deeds Is like a garden full of weeds.
James Howell   Category: Deeds

HOUSELESS adj. Having paid all taxes on household goods.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: House

Life is a video game. No matter how good you get you are always zapped in the end.
John Updike   Category: Life

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks   Category: Humor

The best view of government is in the rearview mirror as youre driving away from it.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Government

It is strange that we know so little about the properties of numbers. They are our handiwork yet they baffle us; we can fathom only a few of their intricacies. Having defined their attributes and prescribed their behavior we are hard pressed to perceive the implications of our formulas.
James R. Newman   Category: Unsorted

One a robot may not injure a human being or through inaction allow a human being to come to harm; Two a robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would conflict with the First Law; Three a robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Law

Do not compute the totality of your poultry population until all the manifestations of incubation have been entirely completed.
William Jennings Bryan   Category: Unsorted

Within our impure mind the pure one is to be found.
Hui Neng   Category: Unsorted

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Power

Twenty years of romance make a woman look like a ruin; but twenty years of marriage make her something like a public building.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Marriage

Oh I get by with a little help from my friends Mm I get high with a little help from my friends.
John Lennon & Paul McCartney   Category: Unsorted

People who like this sort of thing will find this the sort of thing they like.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Crisis

The fact that the adult American Negro female emerges a formidable character is often met with amazement distaste and even belligerence. It is seldom accepted as an inevitable outcome of the struggle won by survivors and deserves respect if not enthusiastic acceptance.
Maya Angelou   Category: Acceptance

No one feels anothers grief no one understands anothers joy. People imagine that they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
Franz Peter Schubert   Category: Illusions

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good just and honest.
John Winthrop   Category: Authority

You only win if you arent afraid to lose.
Rocky Aoki   Category: Win

Before beginning a Hunt it is wise to ask someone what you are looking for before you begin looking for it.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: See

The world has to learn that the actual pleasure derived from material things is of rather low quality on the whole and less even in quantity than it looks to those who have not tried it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Materialism

You can never plan the future by the past.
Edmund Burke   Category: Future

There's nought no doubt so much the spirit calms As rum and true religion.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Calm

Marriage always demands the finest arts of insincerity possible between two human beings.
Vicki Baum   Category: Marriage

I am a feminist and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.
June Jordan   Category: Feminist

My wife says I never listen to her. At least I think thats what she said.
Unknown   Category: Never

If the appetite alone hath sinned let it alone fast and it sufficeth. But if the other members also have sinned why should they not fast too.... Let the eye fast from strange sights and from every wantonness so that that which roamed in freedom in fault-doing may abundantly humbled be checked by penitence. Let the ear blameably eager to listen fast from tales and rumors and from whatsoever is of idle import and tendeth least to salvation. Let the tongue fast from slanders and murmurings and from useless vain and scurrilous words and sometimes also in the seriousness of silence even from things which may seem of essential import. Let the hand abstain from ... all toils which are not imperatively necessary. But also let the soul herself abstain from all evils and from acting out her own will. For without such abstinence the other things find no favor with the Lord.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux   Category: Abstinence

Our revels now are ended. These our actors As I foretold you were all spirits and Are melted into air into thin air: And like the baseless fabric of this vision The cloud-cappd towers the gorgeous palaces The solemn temples the great globe itself Yea all which it inherit shall dissolve And like this insubstantial pageant faded Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.
William Shakespeare   Category: Dream

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Max Frisch   Category: Technology

The percentage of mistakes in quick decisions is no greater than in long-drawn-out vacillations and the effect of decisiveness itself makes things go and creates confidence.
   Category: Decency

The only time to buy these is on a day with no y in it.
Warren Buffett   Category: Time

What poison is to food self-pity is to life.
Oliver C. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

What a man thinks in his spirit in the world that he does after his departure from the world when he becomes a spirit.
Swedenborg   Category: Unsorted

T is chastity my brother chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.
John Milton   Category: Chastity

There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Dull

For it so falls out That what we have we prize not to the worth Whiles we enjoy it but being lack'd and lost Why then we rack the value then we find The virtue that possession would not show us Whiles it was ours.
William Shakespeare   Category: Possessions

A man is not poor because he has nothing but because he does nothing.
Unknown   Category: Leisure

It is common sense to take a method and try it. If it fails admit it frankly and try another. But above all try something.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Factory

Advertising may be described as the science of arresting human intelligence long enough to get money from it.
Stephen Leacock   Category: Advertising

If you get simple beauty and nought else You get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning   Category: Beauty

They hate whom they fear.
Quintus Ennius   Category: Fear

Its not the cold its the lack of humidity.
Unknown   Category: Weather

I buy when other people are selling.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Buy

Congress our leaders voted against a proposal to have a national seven day waiting period to buy a gun. I don't want to sound like a Quaker but when you think about it is a week a long time to wait? To see if a former mental patient is qualified to own an Uzi? Con one will ya Congress? It takes three weeks to get a phone!
Jimmy Tingle   Category: Unsorted

Prayer is the soul's sincere desire Uttered or unexpressed The motion of a hidden fire That trembles in the breast. Prayer is the burden of a sigh The falling of a tear The upward glancing of an eye When none but God is near. Prayer is the simplest fo
James Montgomery   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing so bad but it can masquerade as moral.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Morality

There's a great power in words if you don't hitch too many of them together.
Josh Billings   Category: Breeding

It is good to be without vices but it is not good to be without temptations.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Temptation

She who ne'er answers till a husband cools Or if she rules him never shows she rules; Charms by accepting by submitting sways Yet has her humor most when she obeys.
Alexander Pope   Category: Humor

Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err. It passes my comprehension how human beings be they ever so experienced and able can delight in depriving other human beings of that precious right.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Liberty

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   Category: Movies

Start every day off with a smile and get it over with.
W. C. Fields   Category: Day

More will mean worse.
Amis Kingsley   Category: Unsorted

Men were made for war. Without it they wandered greyly about getting under the feet of the women who were trying to organize the really important things of life.
Alice Thomas Ellis   Category: War

He cant see the forest for the trees.
Proverb   Category: Blind

If men and nations did reach up to God with all their hearts war would cease. If love of God were in the heart of man a man would have no desire to destroy his brother. There would be no dishonesty if the love of God were in the heart. If God came first in his life a man would love his neighbor as himself and instead of taking from him he would feel to give.
Rex C. Reeve Sr.   Category: Unsorted

It is a heretic that makes the fire Not she that burns in 't.
William Shakespeare   Category: Heresy

There is plenty of time to win this game and to thrash the Spaniards too.
Sir Francis Drake   Category: Unsorted

It is impossible to predict the time and progress of revolution. It is governed by its own more or less mysterious laws. But when it come it moves irresistibly.
Nikolai Lenin   Category: Revolution

For tribal man space was the uncontrollable mystery. For technological man it is time that occupies the same role.
Herbert Marshall McLuhan   Category: Unsorted

I have opinions of my own strong opinions but I don't always agree with them.
George Herbert Walker Bush   Category: Opinion

I wish that every human life might be pure transparent freedom.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Freedom

Learning makes the wise wiser and the fool more foolish.
John Ray   Category: Unsorted

You will never have a greater or lesser dominion than that over yourself.... the height of a mans success is gauged by his self-mastery; the depth of his failure by his self-abandonment.... And this law is the expression of eternal justice. He who cannot establish dominion over himself will have no dominion over others.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Self

Rather than love than money than fame give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Action

If matters go badly now they will not always be so.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Hope

There are days when any electrical appliance in the house including the vacuum cleaner offers more entertainment than the TV set.
Harriet Van Horne.   Category: Entertainment

Come to the edge he said. They said we are afraid. Come to the edge he said. They came he pushed them and they flew.
Guillaume Apollinaire   Category: Risk

The world in its best state is nothing more than a larger assembly of beings combining to counterfeit happiness which they do not feel.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Happiness

Women of genius commonly have masculine faces figures and manners. In transplanting brains to an alien soil God leaves a little of the original earth clinging to the roots.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Unsorted

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Saadi   Category: Travel

Who told you I was yellow? Youre white Tommy white as the flag of surrender!
Jack Johnson   Category: Unsorted

If you cant learn to do it well learn to enjoy doing it badly.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Bad

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air drink the drink taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Seasons

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudner   Category: Dog

In everything the middle course is best: All things in excess bring trouble to men.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Extravagance

The artist has one function-to affirm and glorify life.
W. Edward Brown   Category: Art

We need justice. We need toleration honesty and moral courage. These are modern virtues without which we cannot hope to control the forces science has let loose among us.
I. A. R. Wylie   Category: Unsorted

Each mans mind is the man himself!
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mind

The communists have lost the cold war but the west has not yet won it.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Communism

Drop drop slow tears and bathe those beauteous feet Which brought from heaven the news and prince of peace. Cease not wet eyes his mercies to entreat; To cry for vengeance sin doth never cease; In your deep floods drown all my faults and fears Nor let his eye see sin but through my tears.
Phineas Fletcher   Category: Unsorted

The Indian Summer the dead Summers soul.
Mary Clemmer   Category: Unsorted

If youre never scared or embarassed or hurt it means you never take any chances.
Julia Sorel   Category: Chance

Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If Im not there I go to work.
Robert Orben   Category: Rich

The essence of peace is to merge two opposites. Therefore your notions should not scare you if you see another who absolutely opposes you and you presume that there is no chance for peace between you two. On the same token when you see two individuals who are exactly two opposites never say it would be impossible for them to reconcile. On the contrary and this is the perfection of peace to make it between two opposites.
Rabbi Nachman of Breslav   Category: Unsorted

Reprove not in their wrath excited men; good counsel comes all out of season then; but when their fury is appeased and past they will perceive their faults and mend at last. When he is cool and calm then utter it.
John Randolph of Roanoke   Category: Unsorted

Calmness comes from within. It is the peace and restfulness of the depths of our nature. The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea; they penetrate only two or three hundred feet; below that is the calm unruffled deep. To be ready for the great crises of life we must learn serenity in our daily living. Calmness is the crown of self-control.
William George Jordan   Category: Calm

Thunderbolts that strike blindly and in vain. Bruta fulmina et vana.
Gaius Plinius Secondus Pliny the Elder   Category: Thunder

It is better to be thought a fool than to open ones mouth and remove all doubt.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Stupidity

In the frank expression of conflicting opinions lies the greatest promise of wisdom in governmental action.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Opinion

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams.
Ellen Simon   Category: Unsorted

For truly in adverse fortune the worst sting of misery is to have been happy.
Boethius   Category: Unsorted

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert   Category: Nobody

You sons of bitches. Give my love to Mother. [Executed in electric chair.]
Francis Two Gun Crowley   Category: Last

If dogs are not there it is not heaven.
Elisabeth M. Thomas   Category: Unsorted

Naturally the common people don't want war ... but after all it is the leaders of a country who determine policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along.... All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger.
Hermann Goering   Category: Propaganda

One country ... one ideology one system is not sufficient. It is helpful to have a variety of different approaches ... We can then make a joint effort to solve the problems of the whole of humankind.
Dali Lama   Category: Unsorted

If you cannot pray over a thing and cannot ask God to bless you in it don't do that thing.
Tholuch   Category: Unsorted

Accuracy of observation is the equivalent of accuracy of thinking.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Observe

Love and work, work and love... that's all there is.
Sigmund Freud   Category:

Trust instinct to the end even though you can give no reason.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Intuition

Business today consists in persuading crowds.
Gerald Stanley Lee   Category: Advertising

Don Ricardo Evertom said the priest has left footprints in this soil that neither rain nor wind can scrap away. Nationality and language do not separate friends.... It makes no difference what a man believes if he is a good person.
Hamet Doerr   Category: Unsorted

Neither will the wave which has passed be called back; nor can the hour which has gone by return.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Error

The trouble with putting armor on is that while it protects you from pain it also protects you from pleasure.
Celeste Holm   Category: Unsorted

Spring makes its own statement so loud and clear that the gardener seems to be only one of the instruments not the composer.
Geoffrey B. Charlesworth   Category: Unsorted

Science is what you know philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Philosophy

How fortune brings to earth the oversure!
Francesco Petrarca Petrarch   Category: Fate

He does not believe that does not live according to his belief.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Wealth

Life is but one continual course of instruction. The hand of the parent writes on the heart of the child the first faint characters which time deepens into strength so that nothing can efface them.
R. Hill   Category: Unsorted

One ought everyday at least to hear a little song read a good poem see a fine picture and if it were possible to speak a few reasonable words.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Culture

Things that are not at all are never lost.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: Wonder

Omit a few of the most abstruse sciences and mankinds study of man occupies nearly the whole field of literature. The burden of history is what man has been; of law what he does; of physiology what he is; of ethics what he ought to be; of revelation what he shall be.
George Finlayson   Category: Unsorted

The rich man has his motorcar His country and his town estate He smokes a fifty-cent cigar And jeers at Fate. He frivols through the livelong day He knows not Poverty her pinch. His lot seems light his heart seems gay; He has a cinch. Yet though my lamp burns low and dim Though I must slave for livelihood Think you that I would change with him? You bet I would!
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Rich

Every day is a good day. Your every-day mind - that is the Way!
Unmon Japan   Category: Miracle

Being over seventy is like being engaged in a war. All our friends are going or gone and we survive amoungst the dead and dying on a battlefield.
Muriel Spark   Category: Age

How happy could I be with either Were tother dear charmer away!
John Gay   Category: Fidelity

Religion is the masterpiece of the art of animal training for it trains people as to how they shall think.
Arthur Shopenhauer   Category: Religion

Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Woe

The rose is a rose And was always a rose But the theory now goes That the apples a rose And the pear is and sos The plum I suppose The dear only knows What will next prove a rose You of course are a rose - But were always a rose.
Robert Frost   Category: Unsorted

A trifling piece of Europe is making life unbearable for mankind. The Czechs the vile race of dwarfs without any culture - nobody even knows where they came from - are oppressing a civilized race and behind them together with Moscow there can be seen
Hermann Goring   Category: Unsorted

Enough is as good as a feast.
John Heywood   Category: Enough

Never criticize a man until youve run a mile in his shoes. That way if he doesnt like what you have to say itll be OK because youll be a mile away and youll have his shoes.
Robin Evans   Category: Unsorted

Any woman who has a career and a family automatically develops something in the way of two personalities like two sides of a dollar bill each different in design.... Her problem is to keep one from draining the life from the other.
Ivy Baker Priest   Category: Woe

For twelve honest men have decided the cause Who are judges alike of the facts and the laws.
William Pulteney   Category: Jury

Good work is dignified. It develops your faculties and serves your community. It is a central human activity. Work in this view: makes you honest with yourself requires that you develop your faculties and skills empowers you to do what you are really good at and love to do connects you in a compassionate way with the outside world supports the philosophy of non-destructiveness and sustainability and integrates work with personal life and community.
Roger Pritchard   Category: Work

The generality of men are naturally apt to be swayed by fear rather than reverence and to refrain from evil rather because of the punishment that it brings than because of its own foulness.
Aristotle   Category: Fear

Do not save your loving speeches For your friends till they are dead; Do not write them on their tombstones Speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins   Category: Unsorted

Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Diet

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Peace

It is an infantile superstition of the human spirit that virginity would be thought a virtue and not the barrier that separates ignorance from knowledge.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Chastity

If I try to be like him who will be like me?
Proverb   Category: Indispensable

It goes far toward making a man faithful to let him understand that you think him so; and he that does but suspect I will deceive him gives me a sort of right to do so.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Fidelity

If you are to preach you must make up your minds that you are sent and sent by God.
Edward King   Category: Unsorted

Whoever in the darkness lighteth another with a lamp lighteth himself also.
Berthold Auerbach   Category: Unsorted

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

EAVESDROP v.i. Secretly to overhear a catalogue of the crimes and vices of another or yourself.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Secret

If men could get pregnant abortion would be a sacrament.
Florynce Kennedy   Category: Abortion

There is no time for cut-and-dried monotony. There is time for work. And time for love. That leaves no other time!
Coco Chanel   Category: Time

The real Antichrist is he who turns the wine of an original idea into the water of mediocrity.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Idea

Every one lives by selling something.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Sales

Nothing begins and nothing ends That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others pain And perish in our own.
Francis Thompson   Category: Pain

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Inferior

October is crisp days and cool nights a time to curl up around the dancing flames and sink into a good book.
John Sinor   Category: Unsorted

If you never have you should. These things are fun and fun is good.
Dr. Seuss   Category: Funerals

Ever judge of men by their professions. For though the bright moment of promising is but a moment and cannot be prolonged yet if sincere in its moments extravagant goodness why trust it and know the man by it I say not by his performance; which is half the worlds work interfere as the world needs must with its accidents and circumstances: the profession was purely the mans own. I judge people by what they might be not are nor will be.
Robert Browning   Category: Job

Whatever strengthens and purifies the affections enlarges the imagination and adds spirit to sense is useful.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Affection

Love is the only way to grasp another human being in the innermost core of his personality.
Viktor E. Frankl   Category: Love

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other a matter of time.
Marabel Morgan   Category: Example

Do not anxiously hope for that which is not yet come; do not vainly regret what is already past.
Proverb   Category: Anxiety

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd.
Max Lucado   Category: Leadership

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   Category: Pessimist

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Fortune

A man may write at any time if he will set himself doggedly to it.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Writing

I may not here omit those two main plagues and common dotages of human kind wine and women which have infatuated and besotted myriads of people; they go commonly together.
Robert Burton   Category: Wine

A professional is a person who can do his best at a time when he doesnt particularly feel like it.
Alistair Cooke   Category: Professions

It is a waste of energy to be angry with a man who behaves badly just as it is to be angry with a car that wont go.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Anger

I am the Love that dare not speak its name.
Lord Alfred Douglas   Category: Unsorted

When you say Yes say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No so you can understand the other fellows side.
Frances Cardinal Spellman   Category: No

Never do anything against conscience even if the state demands it.
Albert Einstein   Category: Authority

The second principle of magic:...things which have once been in contact with each other continue to act on each other at a distance after the physical contact has been severed.
James G. Frazer   Category: Unsorted

He who works his land will have abundant food.
The Bible   Category: Bible

War is a series of catastrophes which result in victory.
Sarah Cleghorn   Category: War

What fates impose that men must needs abide; It boots not to resist both wind and tide.
William Shakespeare   Category: Fate

Your ass is grass.
Proverb   Category: Grass

If someone tells you he is going to make a realistic decision you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
Mary McCarthy   Category: Reality

Fallen myths can instill venom.
Denis de Rougemont   Category: Myth

[He was] a solemn unsmiling sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
Mark Twain   Category: Age

To have faults and to be making no effort to amend them is to have faults indeed!
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Fault

True magic therefore is the high knowledge of the more subtle powers that have not yet been acknowledged by science up to this date because the methods of scrutiny that have been applied so far do not suffice for their grasping understanding and utilization although the laws of magic are analogous to all official sciences of the world.
Franz Bardon   Category: Unsorted

How can we expect another to keep our secret if we cannot keep it ourselves.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Secret

The best inheritance a parent can give to his children is a few minutes of their time each day.
M. Grundler   Category: Children

If at first you do succeed try to hide your astonishment.
Proverb   Category: Astonish

I dream of a world where Man is at peace not only with himself but also with all the other creatures of the Earth. I long for a day when Man rejects the exploitation of other species for food clothing health entertainment or even companionship for such a day will mean that cruelty no longer exists and it is cruelty which dominates my every conscious moment.
John Bryant   Category: Unsorted

Do you know that conversation is one of the greatest pleasures in life? But it wants leisure.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Unsorted

APHORISM n. Predigested wisdom.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Aphorism

Even though it will disappoint many of you the evidence is that you have a very bright future. This is how I finished my presentation at American University eliciting a few chuckles from the audience. On a more serious note I asked the students to co
Ronald Bailey   Category: Unsorted

The ceaseless senseless demand for original scholarship in a number of fields where only erudition is now possible has led either to sheer irrelevancy the famous knowing of more and more about less and less....
Hannah Arendt   Category: Unsorted

Men are always sincere. They change sincerities thats all.
Tristan Bernard   Category: Sincerity

He who seeks wisdom is a wise man; he who thinks he has found it is mad.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Dog

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher Von Braun   Category: Research

As an artist grows older he has to fight disillusionment and learn to establish the same relation to nature as an adult as he had when a child.
Charles Burchfield   Category: Unsorted

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana   Category: Death

If a man is after money hes money mad; if he keeps it hes a capitalist; if he spends it hes a playboy; if he doesntget it hes a never-do-well; if he doesnt try to get it he lacks ambition. If he gets it without working for it; hes a parasite; and if he accumulates it after a life time of hard work people call him a fool who never got anything out of life.
Vic Oliver   Category: Money

If written directions alone would suffice libraries wouldnt need to have the rest of the universities attached.
Judith Martin   Category: Unsorted

The bringers of grain to the city to sell at a cheap rate gain immense advantage by it and those who keepeth back grain in order to sell at a high rate is cursed.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Monopoly

The New Dealers labor politicians and Socialists have tried to take advantage of the natural American instinct for charity to forward their plans to socialize the furnishing of the necessities of life to all. If the Government gives free medical care to everybody why not free food clothing and housing?
Robert A. Taft   Category: Unsorted

Bowed by the weight of centuries he leans Upon his hoe and gazes at the ground The emptiness of ages in his face And on his back the burden of the world.
Charles Edwin Markham   Category: Labor

Now here you see it takes all the running you can do to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else you must run at least twice as fast as that!
Lewis Carroll   Category: Running

I don't know anything about luck. Ive never banked on it and Im afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isnt.
Lucille Ball   Category: Opportunity

Benjamin Franklin may have discovered electricity but it was the man who invented the meter who made the money.
Earl Wilson   Category: Money

It is easy to see hard to foresee.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: See

Success is not the result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire.
Reggie Leach   Category: Success

Architecture is frozen music.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Arab

Whenever man comes up with a better mousetrap nature immediately comes up with a better mouse.
James Carswell   Category: Unsorted

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Cary Grant   Category: Pretend

Threats don't work with the person whos got nothing to lose.
Maduro Ash   Category: Loquacity

Though shalt not bear false witness against they neighbor.
The Bible   Category: Lever

DOG n. A subsidiary Deity designed to catch the overflow and surplus of the worlds worship.... [H]is master works for the means wherewith to purchase the idle wag of the Solomonic tail seasoned with a look of tolerant recognition.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Dog

In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts Bring sad thoughts to the mind.
William Wordsworth   Category: Pleasant

The art of living does not consist in preserving and clinging to a particular mood of happiness but in allowing happiness to change its form without being disappointed by the change; for happiness like a child must be allowed to grow up.
Charles Langbridge Morgan   Category: Happiness

A good old age becomes mellow and ripe. There is less of irritability more of contentment. Children are a joy to a good old age. God is nearer.
Reverend Sidney Strong   Category: Age

Time is the great legalizer even in the field of morals.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Time

Better is the enemy of good.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Better

No enterprise is more likely to succeed than one concealed from the enemy until it is ripe for execution.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Enterprise

The release of atomic energy has not created a new problem. It has merely made more urgent the necessity of solving an existing one.
Albert Einstein   Category: Atom

Make the most of today. Translate your good intentions into actual deeds.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Deeds

The universe we observe has precisely the properties we should expect if there is at bottom no design no purpose no evil no good nothing but blind pitiless indifference.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Intentions

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use the less material you need.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Invention

When you can do the common things of life in an uncommon way you will command the world.
Dr. George Washington Carver   Category: Common

The man who goes alone can start today; but he who travels with another must wait till that other is ready and it may be a long time before they get off.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Alone

Today our youth are faced with tremendous challengesand what do they need most? They need sound knowledge sensible understanding a guiding hand. They need real homes that are maintained in a clean and orderly manner. They need fathers who are really fathers and mothers who are mothers in the true sense of the word. They need more than mere progenitors or landlords. They are in need of loving understanding parents who give fatherly and motherly care who put their families first in their lives and who consider it their fundamental and most important duty to save their children to so orient them and their thinking that they will not be swayed by every wind of persuasion which happens to blow in their direction.
O. Leslie Stone   Category: Parents

Beauty and folly are old companions.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Beauty

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Bob Wells   Category: Action

Lack of something to feel important about is almost the greatest tragedy a man may have.
Dr. Arthur Earnest Morgan   Category: Indifference

I am the man I suffered I was there.
Walt Whitman   Category: Knowledge

We neither get better or worse as we get older but more like ourselves.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Age

Avoid popularity; it has many snares and no real benefit.
William Penn   Category: Popular

We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Age

There's many a good tune played on an old fiddle.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Music

She looks as if butter wouldnt melt in her mouth.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Woe

How were the receipts today at Madison Square Garden?
PhineasTaylor Barnum   Category: Last

Whenever two men meet there are really six people present. There is each man as he sees himself each man was the other sees him and each man as he really is.
William James   Category: Meetings

You can play a shoestring if youre sincere.
John Coltrane   Category: Play

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   Category: Art

Though there are other ways to finance your gardening one sucessful way is to choose carefully whom you marry. A good and generous man is needed one who knows how to make money and enjoys sharing it one who himself is not interested in the actual pursuit of gardening but likes to be proud of the premises.
Emily Whaley   Category: Garden

MEEKNESS n. Uncommon patience in planning a revenge that is worth while.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Meek

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
The Bible   Category: Cheerful

I do not like this word bomb. It is not a bomb it is a device which is exploding.
Jacques Le Blanc   Category: Unsorted

Viewed from the summit of reason all life looks like a malignant disease and the world like a madhouse.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Disease

Submit to the present evil lest a greater one befall you.
Phædrus   Category: Evil

How often the sight of means to do ill deeds makes deeds ill done.
William Shakespeare   Category: Temptation

We never know how high we are Till we are called to rise. And then if we are true to plan Our statures touch the skies.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Theology

Where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Will

Only through dedicated work does a man fulfill himself.
William S. Carlson   Category: Work

The only way in which one human being can properly attempt to influence another is by encouraging him to think for himself instead of endeavoring to instill ready-made opinions into his head.
Leslie Stephen   Category: Unsorted

Philosophers have argued for centuries about how many angels can dance on the head of a pin but materialists have always known it depends on whether they are jitterbugging or dancing cheek to cheek.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Angel

The ballot is stronger than the bullet.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Ballots

Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith   Category: Journalism

Besides pride loyalty discipline heart and mind confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno   Category: Football

For one who has been honored dishonor is worse than death.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: False

Be willing to make decisions. That's the most important quality in a good leader. Don't fall victim to what I call the ready-aim-aim-aim-aim syndrome. You must be willing to fire.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Decency

War is not an adventure. It is a disease. It is like typhus.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: War

Good conversation like a defensive driver yields the right of way.
William Walter De Bolt   Category: Conversation

Where weary folk toil black with smoke And hear but whistles scream I went all fresh from dawn and dew To carry them a dream. I went to bitter lanes and dark Who once had known the sky To carry them a dreamand found They had more dreams than I.
Mary Carolyn Davies   Category: Dream

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