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Frankly my dear I don't give a damn. Number Eight in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film
William Clark Gable   Category: Indifference

Our character is what we do when we think no one is looking.
H. Jackson Browne   Category: Character

Those eyes the greenest of things blue The bluest of things grey.
Algernon Charles Swinburne   Category: Unsorted

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

For everything there is a season.
Proverb   Category: Seasons

Labour to keep alive in your breast that little spark of celestial fireconscience.
George Washington   Category: Conscience

If all men told the truth the tears of the women would create another flood.
Unknown   Category: Cry

Others attempt to live cautiously in the safety of established patterns. They do not feel fulfilled yet they have found a formula not of success (whatever that is) but of avoiding failure. This is the living death when security becomes the overwhelming consideration.
Randy Read   Category: Unsorted

I want to live my life so that my nights are not full of regrets.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Night

Culture of the mind must be subservient to the heart.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Culture

When I consider how my light is spent Ere half my days in this dark world and wide And that one talent which is death to hide Lodged with me useless though my soul more bent To serve therewith my Maker and present My true account lest He returning chide Doth God exact day-labour light denied? I fondly ask; But patience to prevent That murmur soon replies God doth not need Either mans work or his own gifts. Who best Bear His mild yoke they serve Him best. His state Is kingly: thousands at His bidding speed And post oer land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton   Category: Rest

Where there is fear there is no religion.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: You

But to see her was to love her Love but her and love forever.
Robert Burns   Category: Love

WORMS-MEAT n. The finished product of which we are the raw material.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Products

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

Pryde will have a fall; For pryde goeth before and shame commeth after.
John Heywood   Category: Pride

The true republic: men their rights and nothing more; women their rights and nothing less.
Susan Brownell Anthony   Category: Rights

Every man has a right to life. That means that he also has a right to make a comfortable living.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Life

. We are talking now of summer evenings in Knoxville Tennessee in the time that I lived there so successfully disguised to myself as a child.
James Agee   Category: Unsorted

The human race has one really effective weapon and that is laughter.
Mark Twain   Category: Laugh

Not even computers will replace committees because committees buy computers.
Edward Shepherd Mead   Category: Committee

Ive been on a calendar but Ive never been on time.
Marilyn Monroe   Category: Love

Cleverness is serviceable for everything sufficient for nothing.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Clergy

The tragedy of Sarahs early life was that she was barren but the miracle of her life was that she gave birth to Isaac Son of Promise! when humanly speaking the time had passed when she could become a mother.
Edith Drew   Category: Unsorted

A bachelor never quite gets over the idea that he is a thing of beauty and a boy forever.
Helen Rowland   Category: Bachelors

I have found that great people do have in immense belief in themselves and in their mission. They also have gerat determination as well as an ability to work hard. At the crucial moment of decision they draw on their accumulated wisdom. Above all they have integrity.
Yousef Karsh   Category: Wisdom

Never give up! If adversity presses Providence wisely has mingled the cup And the best counsel in all your distresses Is the stout watchword of Never give up.
Martin Farquhar Tupper   Category: Never

The main source of our wealth is goodness. The affections and the generous qualities that God admires in a world full of greed.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Good

New South Wales Minister for Education: Sex has been around a long time.
Eric Willis   Category: Unsorted

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

What cant be cured must be endured.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Endure

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

One must be poor to know the luxury of giving.
George Eliot   Category: Charity

A great truth is a truth whose opposite is also a great truth.
Thomas Mann   Category: Lever

ROBBER n. A candid man of affairs.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Crime

But each spring a gardening instinct sure as the sap rising in the trees stirs within us. We look about and decide to tame another little bit of ground.
Lewis Gantt   Category: Unsorted

Thucydides an Athenian wrote the history of the war between the Peloponnesians and the Athenians he began at the moment that it broke out believing that it would be a great war and more memorable than any that had preceded it.
Thucydides   Category: Unsorted

Support the strong give courage to the timid remind the indifferent and warn the opposed.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Courage

Iron rusts from disuse stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigors of the mind.
George H. Allen   Category: Action

The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Gains

The defect of equality is that we desire it only with our superiors.
Henry Becque   Category: Defect

Some ideas are so stupid that only an intellectual could believe them.
Michael Levine   Category: Idea

Patience and fortitude conquer all.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Patience

Obviously crime pays or there'd be no crime.
G. Gordon Liddy   Category: Crime

He who knows that enough is enough; will always have enough.
Lao Tzu   Category: Trust

If all men knew what each said of the other there would not be four friends in the world.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Gossip

Each day provides its own gifts.
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Day

They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety. This sentence was much used in the Revolutionary period. It occurs even so early as November 1755 in an answer by the Assembly of Pennsylvania to the Governor and forms the motto of Franklins Historical Review 1759 appearing also in the body of the work. Frothingham: Rise of the Republic of the United States p. 413.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Deserve

Writing is a legitimate way an important way to participate in the empowerment of the community that names me.
Toni Cade Bambara   Category: Unsorted

Behind every successful man stands a surprised mother-in-law.
Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.   Category: Relatives

No man is a failure who is enjoying life.
William Feather   Category: Factory

In the fight between you and the world back the world.
Franz Kafka   Category: World

Progress imposes not only new possibilities for the future but new restrictions.
Norbert Wiener   Category: Progress

Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn and quoted.
Fred Allen   Category: Pun

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

Ambition is an idol on whose wings Great minds are carried only to extreme; To be sublimely great or to be nothing.
Robert Southey   Category: Ambition

And in knowing that you know nothing that makes you the smartest of all.
Socrates   Category: Know

Believe it or not.
R. L. Ripley   Category: Unsorted

Wherever the mind wanders restless and diffuse in its search for satisfaction without lead it within; train it to rest in the Self.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: Self

To fall in love is easy even to remain in it is not difficult; our human loneliness is cause enough. But it is a hard quest worth making to find a comrade through whose steady presence one becomes steadily the person one desires to be.
Anna Louise Strong   Category: Love

To find out a girls faults praise her to her girlfriends.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Woe

It is not so much our friends help that helps As the confidence of their help.
Epicurus   Category: Friendship

Do just once what others say you cant do and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.
James Cook   Category: Attention

The non-action of the wise man is not inaction. It is not studied. It is not shaken by anything. The sage is quiet because he is not moved not because he wills to be quiet.... Joy does all things without concern. For emptiness stillness tranquillity tastelessness silence and non-action are the root of all things.
Chuang Tzu   Category: Action

I have not been able to find a single useful institution which has not been founded either by an intensely religious man or by the son of a praying father or a praying mother. I have made the statement before the chambers of commerce of all the largest cities of the country and have asked them to bring forward a case that is an exception to this rule. Thus far I have not heard of a single one.
Roger Ward Babson   Category: Religion

Between two groups of people who want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds I see no remedy but force.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Force

Right as a trivet.
Richard HARRIS Barham   Category: Unsorted

If you will help run our government in the American way then there will never be any danger of our government running America in the wrong way.
General Omar Nelson Bradley   Category: Citizen

When clouds are seen wise men put on their cloaks.
William Shakespeare   Category: Weather

The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Future

Freedom after all is simply being able to live with the consequences of your decisions.
James X. Mullen   Category: Unsorted

When the mind withdraws into itself and dispenses with facts it makes only chaos.
Edith Hamilton   Category: Chaos

Life is continuous. Life never stops. We come to the really great questions and before we can answer them life has moved on to something else.
Garrison Keillor   Category: Unsorted

Fatherhood is pretending the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Father

It is impossible to enjoy idling thoroughly unless one has plenty of work to do.
Jerome Klapka Jerome   Category: Idleness

When you have to kill a man it costs nothing to be polite.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Kill

Man is a tool-using animal.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Man

Flattery is all right if you don't inhale.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Flattery

The important thing is this: to be able at any moment to sacrifice what we are for what we could become.
Charles du Bois   Category: Sacrifice

The great secret that all old people share is that you really havent changed in seventy or eighty years. Your body changes but you don't change at all. And that of course causes great confusion.
Doris Lessing   Category: Age

Youll always miss 100% of the shots you don't take.
Wayne Gretzky   Category: Try

In university they don't tell you that the greater part of the law is learning to tolerate fools.
Doris Lessing   Category: Lawyers

What I learned I don't remember. What little I know I have guessed.
N. Chamford   Category: Name

I wish TV had a knob so you could turn up the intelligence. The one marked Brightness doesnt seem to work.
Unknown   Category: Intelligent

To err is natural; to rectify error is glory.
George Washington   Category: Error

Most of us swimming against tides of trouble the world knows nothing about need only a bit of praise or encouragement and well make the goal. Say Thank you! whenever you think of it. Say Nice job! to that workman who put extra effort into his task. Say Atta boy! to the fellow who is struggling through in the face of odds. Youll get a whale of a lot of joy out of life that way. And people will love you.
Jerome P. Fleishman   Category: Praise

It is more fun to talk with someone who doesnt use long difficult words but rather short easy words like What about lunch?
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Talk

Belief is in a sense passive an agreement or acceptance only; faith is active and positive embracing such reliance and confidence as will lead to works. Faith in Christ comprises belief in Him combined with trust in Him. One cannot have faith without belief; yet he may believe and still lack faith. Faith is vivified vitalized living belief.
James E. Talmage   Category: Belief

I have often thought it happens very well that Christmas should fall out in the Middle of Winter.
Joseph Addison   Category: Christmas

Plato is dear to me but dearer still is truth.
Aristotle   Category: Truth

So lonely t was that God himself Scarce seemed there to be.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Lonely

Recipe for Friendship: 1 level head 1 big heart 1 small mouth 1 good ear ...and a pinch of poor memory.
Lila Stuart   Category: Unsorted

The real questions are the ones that obtrude upon your consciousness whether you like it or not the ones that make your mind start vibrating like a jackhammer the ones that you ‘come to terms with' only to discover that they are still there.
Ingrid Bengis   Category: Mind

Id hate to die twice. Its so boring.
Richard Phillips Feynman   Category: Last

Evil comes to all us men of imagination wearing as its mask all the virtues.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Unsorted

Any simple problem can be made unsolvable if enough meetings are held to discuss it. .
Unknown   Category: Committee

If you would attain to what you are not yet you must always be displeased by what you are. For where you are pleased with yourself there you have remained. Keep adding keep walking keep advancing.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Attain

If a man empties his purse into his head no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: If

Many good qualities are not sufficient to balance a single wantthe want of money.
Zimmermann   Category: Unsorted

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Maturity

O Liberty! Liberty! how many crimes are committed in thy name!
Jeanne-Marie Roland   Category: Liberty

Being in the army is like being in the Boy Scouts except that the Boy Scouts have adult supervision.
Blake Clark   Category: Army

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes but in its fears.
Arthur Christopher Benson   Category: Unsorted

Americans will listen but they do not care to read. War and Peace must wait for the leisure of retirement which never really comes: meanwhile it helps to furnish the living room. Blockbusting fiction is bought as furniture.
Anthony Burgess   Category: Unsorted

In the race for love I was scratched.
Joan Davie   Category: Love

Success is knowing the difference between cornering people and getting them in your corner.
William Taylor (Bill) Copeland   Category: Unsorted

I consider every plant hardy until I have killed it myself.
Sir Peter Smithers   Category: Unsorted

If the masses of men were one-half as faithful to God and obedient to His commands as a dog is faithful to his master and obedient to his commands we would have a far better world to live in than we yet have found.
R. B. Harris   Category: Unsorted

There is no great achievement that is not the result of patient working and waiting.
Josiah Gilbert Holland   Category: Patience

All self-revelation and intimacy in friendship must be spontaneous and natural. It must come like the opening of a flower in the sunshine and cannot be forced.
Bertha Conde   Category: Unsorted

You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in their struggle for independence.
Charles Austin Beard   Category: Danger

Fear of serious injury alone cannot justify oppression of free speech and assembly. Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Fear

If you don't drive your business you will be driven out of business.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Business

Be open to all teachers And all teachings And listen with your heart.
Ram Dass   Category: Unsorted

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

Progress is not created by contented people.
Frank Tyger   Category: Progress

Enslave the liberty of but one human being and the liberties of the world are put in peril.
William Garrison   Category: Liberty

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

A man is called a good fellow for doing things which if done by a woman would land her in a lunatic asylum.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Man

Drinking water neither makes a man sick nor in debt nor his wife a widow.
John Neale   Category: Unsorted

The efficacy of our prayers depends on how much we care for one another.
Marion G. Romney   Category: Praise

The nature of all men is so formed that they see and discriminate in the affairs of others much better than in their own.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Jury

Speaking much is a sign of vanity; for he that is lavish in words is a niggard in deed.
Sir Walter Raleigh   Category: Loquacity

Travel instead of broadening the mind often merely lengthens the conversation.
Elizabeth Drew   Category: Travel

It is evident that most attorneys and legal scholars feel that their ethical obligation to put forth their best defense of a client is the highest principle in law. Agreed it is a high principle. However should it be a higher principle than what the system is supposed to achieve namely justice? Of course not. If the ethic of a good defense insists on obscuring or hiding truth it needs to be re-evaluated because it is then immoral.
Ross Baker   Category: Unsorted

I claim to be no more than an average man with less than average abilities. I have not the shadow of a doubt that any man or woman can achieve what I have if he or she would make the same effort and cultivate the same hope and faith.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Blame

Don't make anyone ask for love.
Mary Ellen Edmunds   Category: Unsorted

We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.
Stephen R. Covey   Category: Journey

Leaders have to act more quickly today. The pressure comes much faster.
Andy Grove   Category: Leadership

The law is reason free from passion.
Aristotle   Category: Law

If you want to make a song more hummy add a few tiddely poms.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Poetry

Racine will go out of style like coffee. Jean Racine (1639–99) French dramatist & poet
Marie de Rabutin-Chantal Marquise de Sevigne   Category: Unsorted

To err is human but it feels divine.
Mae West   Category: Diversity

The house does not rest upon the ground but upon a woman.
Proverb   Category: House

In religion as in friendship they who profess most are ever the least sincere.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Religion

Wonder is the beginning of wisdom.
Proverb   Category: Wisdom

Perhaps one day this too will be pleasant to remember.
Unknown   Category: Pleasant

Proper words in proper places make the true definition of style.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Style

A man of action forced into a state of thought is unhappy until he can get out of it.
John Galsworthy   Category: Action

A man convinced against his will is not convinced.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter   Category: Unsorted

I am beginning to suspect all elaborate and special systems of education. They seem to me to be built upon the supposition that every child is a kind of idiot who must be taught to think.
Anne Sullivan   Category: Education

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

There is always a time to make right What is wrong.
Susan Griffin   Category: Justice

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

Loud roared the dreadful thunder The rain a deluge showr'd.
Andrew Cherry   Category: Unsorted

The issue of race could benefit from a period of benign neglect.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan   Category: Race

Better to be without logic than without feeling.
Charlotte BrontĂ«   Category: Unsorted

If we desire respect for the law we must first make the law respectable.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Law

What life means to us is determined not so much by what life brings to us as by the attitude we bring to life; not so much by what happens to us as by our reaction to what happens.
Lewis L. Dunnington   Category: Death

Those big-shot writers could never dig the fact that there are more salted peanuts consumed than caviar.
Frank Morrison Mickey Spillane   Category: Writing

Soul bound in my body My eyes are broken windows Go inside of me Awaiting Eternity
Rose Chronicles   Category: Unsorted

His ignorance is encyclopedic.
Abba Eban   Category: Ignorance

To some of us hunger was more academic than real but we must try to develop the ability to feel the urgency of such a situation.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Hunger

Sly as a fox.
Proverb   Category: Cunning

I do not mind lying but I hate inaccuracy.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Inaccuracy

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
H. H. (Saki) Munro   Category: Death

All that is solid melts into air all that is holy is profaned and man is at last compelled to face with sober senses his real conditions of life and his relations with his kind.
Karl Marx   Category: Air

If you stop struggling then you stop life.
Huey Newton   Category: Unsorted

Nonsense it was all nonsense: this whole damned outfit with its committees its conferences its eternal talk talk talk was a great con trick; it was a mechanism to earn a few hundred men and women incredible sums of money.
Doris Lessing   Category: Unsorted

The wheel that squeaks the loudest is the one that gets the grease.
Josh Billings   Category: Machinery

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

I care not much for a mans religion whose dog and cat are not the better for it.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Cat

Explanation separates us from astonishment which is the only gateway to the incomprehensible.
Eugene Ionesco   Category: Astonish

In my day we didnt have self-esteem we had self-respect and no more of it than we had earned.
Jane Haddam   Category: Respect

It is some compensation for great evils that they enforce great lessons.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Evil

Always remember Peggy its matrimonial suicide to be jealous when you have a really good reason.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Jealous

I frequently tramped eight or ten miles through the deepest snow to keep an appointment with a beech-tree or a yellow birch or an old acquaintance among the pines.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Tree

One pound of learning requires ten pounds of common-sense to apply it.
Proverb   Category: Common

All things come round to him who will but wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Patience

Kind souls you wonder why love you When you you wonder why love none We love Fool for the good we do Not that which unto us is done!
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore   Category: Unsorted

If you don't like my book write your own. If you don't think you can write a novel that ought to tell you something. If you think you can do. No excuses. If you still don't like my novels find a book you do like. Life is too short to be miserable. If you like my novels I commend your good taste.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Unsorted

Man reaches each stage of his life as a novice.
Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort   Category: Life

He did not see any reason why the devil should have all the good tunes.
Rowland Hill   Category: Unsorted

Your self image is your pattern!...Every thought has an activity visualized. Every activity belongs to a pattern. You identify with your pattern or thought. Your patterns leads your life.
J. G. Gallimore   Category: Unsorted

Oh don't the days seem lank and long When all goes right and nothing goes wrong And isn't your life extremely flat With nothing whatever to grumble at!
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert   Category: Complacency

The general root of superstition is that men observe when things hit and not when they miss; and commit to memory the one and pass over the other.
Francis Bacon   Category: Memory

There is no such thing as a self-made man. We are made up of thousands of others.
George Matthew Adams   Category: Immorality

The Golden Rule is of no use to you whatever unless you realize that it is your move.
Dr. Frank Crane   Category: Gold

Love may be a dream but marriage is a nightmare.
Joan Collins   Category: Unsorted

She had a pretty gift for quotation which is a serviceable substitute for wit.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Quotations

Classical music is one of the best things that ever happened to mankind. If you get introduced to it in the right way it becomes your friend for life.
Yo-Yo Ma   Category: Unsorted

Pseudonym of E. R. Bulwer-Lytton
Owen Meredith   Category: Unsorted

He has loved us without being loved.... We are bound to Him and not He to us because before He was loved He loved us.... There it is then: we cannot ... love Him with this first love. Yet I say that God demands of us that as He has loved us with out any second thoughts so He should be loved by us. In what way can we do this then? ... I tell you through a means which he has established by which we can love Him freely; ... that is we can be useful not to Him which is impossible but to our neighbor.... To show the love that we have for Him we ought to serve and love every rational creature and extend our charity to good and bad as much to one who does us ill service and criticizes us as to one who serves us. For His charity extends over just men and sinners.
Catherine of Siena   Category: Unsorted

A great factory with the machinery all working and revolving with absolute and rhythmic regularity and with the men all driven by one impulse and moving in unison as though a constituent part of the mighty machine is one of the most inspiring examples of directed force that the world knows. I have rarely seen the face of a mechanic in the action of creation which was not fine never one which was not earnest and impressive.
Thomas Nelson Page   Category: Machinery

As long as we have some definite idea about or some hope in the future we cannot really be serious with the moment that exists right now.
Suzuki Roshi   Category: Future

If you would live your life with ease; do what you ought not what you please.
Unknown   Category: Please

Correction does much but encouragement does more. Encouragement after censure is as the sun after a shower.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Encourage

There is nothing impossible to him who will try.
Alexander III the Great   Category: Impossible

Of General Wolfe: Mad is he? Then I hope he will bite some of my other generals.
George II   Category: Unsorted

Marriage is a wonderful institution but who would want to live in an institution?
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Institutions

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

There are certain fundamental requisites for wise and resolute democratic leadership. It must build on hope not on fear; on honesty not on falsehood; on justice not on injustice; on public tranquility not on violence; on freedom not on enslavement. It must weave a social fabric in which the most important strands are a devotion to truth and a commitment to righteousness. These are essential ingredients of the American way of life. They are the necessary conditions for the achievement of freedom and human progress the world over.
Dr. Edmund Ezra Day   Category: Leadership

On why he has donated $600 million to selected charities. I simply decided I had enough money.
Charles Feeney   Category: Unsorted

Red meat is not bad for you. Now blue-green meat thats bad for you!
Tommy Smothers   Category: Food

The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want drink what you don't like and do what youd druther not.
Mark Twain   Category: Health

Beholding heaven and feeling hell.
Charles Lamb   Category: Remember

The absence of alteratives clears the mind marvelously.
Henry Alfred Kissinger   Category: Mind

A man must be able to cut a knot for everything cannot be untied; he must know how to disengage what is essential from the detail in which it is enwrapped for everything cannot be equally considered; in a word he must be able to simplify his duties his business and his life.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Unsorted

If you want to make a dangerous man your friend let him do you a favor.
Lewis E. Lawes   Category: Danger

Art is the desire of a man to express himself to record the reactions of his personality to the world he lives in.
Amy Lowell   Category: Art

What the hell you might be right you might be wrong ... but don't just avoid.
Katharine Hepburn   Category: Unsorted

To love God in the most practical way is to love our fellow beings. If we feel for others in the same way as we feel for our own dear ones we love God.
Meher Baba   Category: Unsorted

Watch what people are cynical about and one can often discover what they lack.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Cynic

We want far better reasons for having children than ... knowing how to prevent them.
Dora Russell   Category: Birthday

If you hug to yourself any resentment against anybody else you destroy the bridge by which God would come to you.
Peter Marshall   Category: Bridge

We have genuflected before the god of science only to find that it has given us the atomic bomb producing fears and anxieties that science can never mitigate.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Atom

Those who believe in ghosts always see them.
Charles V. Roman   Category: Unsorted

To find out what one is fitted to do and to secure an opportunity to do it is the key to happiness.
John Dewey   Category: Opportunity

Tones that sound and roar and storm about me until I have set them down in notes.
Beethoven   Category: Unsorted

All religions are founded on the fear of the many and the cleverness of the few.
Marie Henri Beyle   Category: Religion

If you believe everything you read better not read.
Proverb   Category: Everything

I have always been amazed at the way an ordinary observer lends so much more credence and attaches so much more importance to waking events than to those occurring in dreams... Man... is above all the plaything of his memory.
Andre Breton   Category: Memory

Boys flying kites draw in their white winged birds But you can't do that when you're flying words. Careful with fire is good advice we know But careful with words is ten times doubly so. Thoughts unexpressed my sometimes fall back dead But God Himself can't kill them once they're said.
Unknown   Category: Word

All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first one thousand days nor in the life of this Administration nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: President

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

Chaos of thought and passion all confused; Still by himself abused or disabused; Created half to rise and half to fall; Great lord of all things yet a prey to all; Sole judge of truth in endless error hurled The glory jest and riddle of the world.
Alexander Pope   Category: Housework

When no new thoughts fill the mindwhen no horizons beckonwhen life is in the past not in the futureyou are on the way to uselessness.
Dr. Frederick R. Stamm   Category: Unsorted

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

The great truths of human life do not spring new born to each new generation. They derive from long experience. They are the gathered wisdom of the race. They are renewed in time of conflict and danger. If the times in which we are now living do not bring a fuller understanding of the great traditions of the Western European peoples and an almost Messianic desire to affirm them we are not worthy of that heritage.
Frederick Osborn   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing new except what has been forgotten.
Marie Antoinette   Category: New

I rate enthusiasm even above professional skill.
Sir Edward Appleton   Category: Enthusiasm

What rage for fame attends both great and small! Better be damned than mentioned not at all.
John Wolcot   Category: False

A theory has only the alternative of being right or wrong. A model has a third possibility: it may be right but irrelevant.
Manfred Eigen   Category: Unsorted

Theres harmony and inner peace to be found in following a moral compass that points in the same direction regardless of fashion or trend.
Ted Koppel   Category: Unsorted

Its like an alcatraz around my neck.
Thomas Menino   Category: Unsorted

How much pain have cost us the evils which have never happened.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Pessimist

I strive to be brief and become obscure.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Breeding

Let every eye negotiate for itself And trust no agent; for beauty is a witch Against whose charms faith melteth into blood. This is an accident of hourly proof Which I mistrusted not. Farewell therefore Hero!
William Shakespeare   Category: Beauty

I think we dream so we don't have to be apart so long. If were in each others dreams we can play together all night.
Bill Watterson   Category: Dream

When something important is going on silence is a lie.
A. M. Rosenthal   Category: Importance

American business can out-think out-work out-perform any nation in the world. But we cant beat the competition if we don't get in the ball game.
George Herbert Walker Bush   Category: Business

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

There is no mistake so great as that of being always right.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Poetry

Meditation is the tongue of the soul And the language of our spirit.
Jeremy Taylor   Category: Meditation

If [America] forgets where she came from if the people lose sight of what brought them along if she listens to the deniers and mockers then will begin the rot and dissolution.
Carl Sandburg   Category: Ambition

Even bear-baiting was esteemed heathenish and unchristian: the sport of it not the inhumanity gave offence.
Hume   Category: Unsorted

It is how one responds to the imperfections of others that will determine ones growth.
Lucille Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Example is always more efficacious than precept.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Example

Gout unlike any other disease kills more rich men than poor more wise men than simple. Great kings emperors generals admirals and philosophers have all died of gout.
Thomas Sydenham   Category: Unsorted

There is only one way in which one can endure mans inhumanity to man and that is to try in ones own life to exemplify mans humanity to man.
Alan Paton   Category: Endure

The love of life is necessary to the vigorous prosecution of any undertaking.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Life

There are three essentials to leadership: humility clarity and courage.
Fuchan YĂĽan   Category: Unsorted

It is better to light one small candle than to curse the darkness.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Better

The aim of military training is not just to prepare men for battle but to make them long for it.
Louis Simpson   Category: Military

STORY n. A narrative commonly untrue. The truth of the stories here following has however not been successfully impeached.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Story

There is no economy in going to bed early to save candles if the result is twins.
Proverb   Category: Early

That but this blow Might be the be-all and end end-all here But here upon this bank and shoal of time Wed jump the life to come.
William Shakespeare   Category: Assassination

I look upon the world as my parish.
John Wesley   Category: Clergy

God is in the details.
Mies van der Rohe   Category: Details

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

A lady is one who never shows her underwear unintentionally.
Lillian Day   Category: Lady

We are to admit no more causes of natural things than such as are both true and sufficient to explain their appearances. To this purpose the philosophers say that Nature does nothing in vain and more is in vain when less will serve; for Nature is pleased with simplicity; and affects not the pomp of superfluous causes.
Newton   Category: Unsorted

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

When peoples ill they come to I I Physics bleeds and sweats em; Sometimes they live sometimes they die. Whats that to I? I lets em.
John C. Lettsom   Category: Unsorted

They that on glorious ancestors enlarge Produce their debt instead of their discharge.
Edward Young   Category: Ancestors

Righteous indignation Your own wrath as opposed to the shocking bad temper of others.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Shocking

Remember the parable of talentsthe story of the three servants who had received talents five two and one respectively? When their master returned they all gave account of their stewardship. The first two had doubled their capital. Each of them said so in sixteen words and their work was pronounced Well done good and faithful servant. The third servant had accomplished absolutely nothing but his report took forty-three words three times as long as each of the other two reports. Don't be like servant number three. Make good! Don't explain your failure! Do the thing you are expected to do! Then you won't have to explain why you didnt couldn't wouldn't or shouldn't. Efficiency! That is the soul-satisfying joy of making good. Doing your work just a little better than anyone else gives you the margin of success. Making good required no explanation. Failure required forty-three words.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Talent

Accountability in friendship is the equivalent of love without strategy.
Anita Brookner   Category: Friendship

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

YOUNG MEN THINK OLD MEN ARE FOOLS old men know young men to be so.
George Chapman   Category: Age

How do you balance the budget cut taxes and increase defense spending at the same time? It's very simple. You do it with mirrors.
Rep. John B. Anderson   Category: Unsorted

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

PLAN v.t. To bother about the best method of accomplishing an accidental result.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Method

We are here on Earth to do good for others. What the others are here for I do not know.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Earth

Eternity has nothing to do with the hereafter... This is it... If you don't get it here you wont get it anywhere. The experience of eternity right here and now is the function of life. Heaven is not the place to have the experience; heres the place to have the experience.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Eternity

Justice sir is the great interest of man on earth.
Daniel Webster   Category: Justice

Live truth instead of professing it.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Live

We are responsible for actions performed in response to circumstances for which we are not responsible.
Allan Massie   Category: Responsibility

I have no doubt that in reality the future will be vastly more surprising than anything I can imagine. Now my own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose but queerer than we can suppose.
John Burdon Sanderson Haldane   Category: Universe

Of all the damnable waste of human life that ever was invented clerking is the worst.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Business

I am curious to see what happens in the next world to one who dies unshriven. [Giving his reasons for refusing to see a priest as he lay dying.]
Pietro Perugino   Category: Last

He is a fool that praises himself and a madman that speaks ill of himself.
Proverb   Category: Praise

Mere parsimony is not economy....Expense and great expense may be an essential part of true economy.
Edmund Burke   Category: Economy

He travels the fastest who travels alone.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Travel

Too many people expect wonders from democracy when the most wonderful thing of all is just having it.
Walter Winchell   Category: Democracy

Small nations are like indecently dressed women they tempt the evil-minded.
Julius Nyerere   Category: Nation

Until the day of his death no man can be sure of his courage.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Courage

The police cannot protect the citizen at this stage of our development and they cannot even protect themselves in many cases. It is up to the private citizen to protect himself and his family and this is not only acceptable but mandatory.
Jeff Cooper   Category: Unsorted

The trouble with America is that there are far too many wide-open spaces surrounded by teeth.
Charles Luckman   Category: Unsorted

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

No praying it spoils business.
Thomas Otway   Category: Unsorted

Eh! Je suis leur chef il fallait bien les suivre. (Ah well! I am their leader I really ought to follow them.)
Alexandre Auguste Ledru-Rollin   Category: Unsorted

The more you observe politics the more youve got to admit that each party is worse than the other.
Will Rogers   Category: Politeness

Hanging one scoundrel it appears does not deter the next. Well what of it? The first one at least is disposed of.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Capable

America is the land of and for uncommon men not because it affords free choice and opportunity for people to become expert in their chosen occupations but also because it has mechanisms and incentives for providing the tools of production that the skilled must operate if their skill is to have full fruition in abundant production.
Enders M. Voorhees   Category: Unsorted

The sun too penetrates into privies but is not polluted by them.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Classic

Few laws are of universal application. It is of the nature of our law that it has dealt not with man in general but with him in relationships.
Louis D. Brandeis   Category: Unsorted

Nothing astonishes men so much as common-sense and plain dealing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Astonish

For ne'er was lost on poet's ear: A simple race! They waste their toil For the vain tribute of a smile.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Smile

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
Sam Brown   Category: Style

I have sacrificed everything in my life that I consider precious in order to advance the political career of my husband.
Pat Nixon   Category: Politics

You are as young as your faith as old as your doubt as young as your self-confidence as old as your fear as young as your hope as old as your despair.
Paul H. Dunn   Category: Work

To stumble twice against the same stone is a proverbial disgrace.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mistake

Virtue is like health: the harmony of the whole man.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Unsorted

He who has no inclination to learn more will be very apt to think that he knows enough.
Sir John Powell   Category: Unsorted

When we remember we are all mad the mysteries of life disappear and life stands explained.
Mark Twain   Category: Insanity

Popularity comes from allowing yourself to be bored by people while pretending to enjoy it.
Karol Newlin   Category: Popular

There is only one way ... to get anybody to do anything.... And that is by making the other person want to do it.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Sex

Ideas are the root of creation.
Ernest Dimnet   Category: Creative

Death so called is a thing which makes men weep and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Sleep

No man is responsible for his father. That was entirely his mothers affair.
Maraget Turnbull   Category: Unsorted

When Newton saw an apple fall he found ... A mode of proving that the earth turnd round In a most natural whirl called gravitation; And thus is the sole mortal who could grapple Since Adam with a fall or with an apple.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Gravity

Doing a thing well is often a waste of time.
Robert Byrne   Category: Time

True friendship is seen through the heart not through the eyes.
Unknown   Category: Eyes

The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state and never its tool.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Church

The only difference between a caprice and a life-long passion is that the caprice lasts a little longer.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Fidelity

A Muslim who mixeth with people and putteth up with their inconveniences is better than one who doth not mix with them and bear with patience.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Neighbor

Every improvement in communication makes the bore more terrible
Frank Moore Colby   Category: Bore

We are all here for a spell; get all the good laughs you can.
Will Rogers   Category: Laugh

Manner is all in all whateer is writ The substitute for genius sense and wit.
William Cowper   Category: Courtesy

Each mans mind is the man himself!
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Mind

O wise man wash your hands of that friend who associates with your enemies.
Saadi   Category: Endure

The one who keeps the stars in their place can keep us in our place. There is no depression for good deeds and that is all that business consists of and that is our real business.
Henry N. Kost   Category: Unsorted

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

I have got you together to hear what I have written down. I do not wish your advice about the main matter for that I have determined for myself. Attributed to President Abraham Lincoln. Salmon P. Chase diary entry for September 22 1862 Diary and Correspondence of Salmon P Chase p. 88 (1903 reprinted 1971). According to the Chase account Lincoln spoke these words at a cabinet meeting he had called to inform the members of his decision to issue the Emancipation Proclamation. This quotation is also used in Carl Sandburg Abraham Lincoln: The War Years p. 584 (1939). Although these words are not used the same thought is conveyed in the diary of another member of Lincolns cabinet Gideon Welles. See his diary entry for the same date in Diary of Gideon Welles vol. 1 pp. 142-43 (1911).
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Opinion

Monkeys who very sensibly refrain from speech lest they should be set to earn their livings.
Kenneth Grahame   Category: Conversation

The kind of humor I like is the thing that makes me laugh for five seconds and think for ten minutes.
William Davis   Category: Humor

Travel in the younger sort is a part of education; in the elder a part of experience. He that travelleth into a country before he hath some entrance into the language goeth to school and not to travel.
Francis Bacon   Category: Travel

Loving can cost a lot but not loving always costs more and those who fear to love often find that want of love is an emptiness that robs the joy from life.
Merle Shan   Category: Fear

I loved you; even now I may confess Some embers of my love their fire retain; But do not let it cause you more distress I do not want to sadden you again. Hopeless and tongue tied yet I loved you dearly With pangs the jealous and the timid know; So tenderly I loved you so sincerely I pray God grant another love you so.
Alexander Pushkin   Category: Unsorted

Life is short; live it up.
Khrushchev   Category: Live

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Literature

Everyone believes very easily whatever they fear or desire.
Jean de La La Fontaine   Category: Belief

The manner in which the hours of freedom are spent determines no less than labor and war the moral worth of a nation.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Unsorted

Sleep is good death is better; but of course the best thing would to have never been born at all.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Death

There is no well-defined boundary between honesty and dishonesty. The frontiers of one blend with the outside limits of the other and he who attempts to tread this dangerous ground may be sometimes in one domain and sometimes in the other.
O. Henry   Category: Unsorted

The effects of good music are not just because its new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Music

The stately homes of England How beautiful they stand!
Felicia Dorothea Hemans   Category: Unsorted

We have all at one time or another been performers and many of us still arepoliticians playboys cardinals and kings.
Sir Laurence Kerr Baron Olivier of Brighton   Category: Unsorted

This I conceive to be the chemical function of humor: to change the character of our thought.
Lin Yutang   Category: Humor

Life is a mirror and will reflect back to the thinker what he thinks into it.
Ernest Holmes   Category: Unsorted

Mark this well ye proud men of action! ye are after all nothing but unconscious instruments of the men of thought.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Action

Forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Forgive

Thinking makes the man.
Amos Bronson Alcott   Category: Unsorted

If you would be a real seeker after truth you must at least once in your life doubt as far as possible all things.
Rene Descartes   Category: Doubt

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

I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them.
Ian L. Fleming   Category: Waste

You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty the ocean does not become dirty.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Dirt

Theres no doubt about it - gardeners are the only true artists these days.
J.K. Huysmans   Category: Unsorted

History is a pack of lies about events that never happened told by people who werent there.
George Santayana   Category: Events

Ambition is not what man does... But what man would do.
Robert Browning   Category: Thank

Aphorisms are salted not sugared almonds at Reason's Feast.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Aphorism

He mourns the dead who lives as they desire.
Edward Young   Category: Mourn

In 1956 one year before Sputnik: Space travel is utter bilge. Quoted by Charles Hard Townes In Martin Moskovits (Ed.) Science and Society the John C. Polanyi Nobel Lareates Lectures Anansi Press Concord Ontario 1995 p 8.
Richard Woolley   Category: Unsorted

When an opinionated person starts to challenge something his mind shuts out all that could clear up the matter. The argument irritates him however just it might be and it seems that he is afraid of discovering the truth.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Opinion

Eugene McCarthy despaired The only thing that saves us from the bureaucracy is its inefficiency.
Robert 'Bob' Dole   Category: Bureaucracy

A man sits as many risks as he runs.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Risk

PATRIOT n. One to whom the interests of a part seem superior to those of the whole. The dupe of statesmen and the tool of conquerors.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Conquer

Democracy n.: A government of the masses. Authority derived through mass meeting or any other form of direct expression. Results in mobocracy. Attitude toward property is communistic ... negating property rights. Attitude toward law is that the will of the majority shall regulate whether it is based upon deliberation or governed by passion prejudice and impulse without restraint or regard to consequences. Result is demagogism license agitation discontent anarchy.
U.S. Army   Category: Unsorted

Hell is given up so reluctantly by those who don't expect to go there.
Harry Leon Wilson   Category: Hell

All the armies of Europe Asia and Africa combined with all the treasure of the earth (our own excepted) in their military chest; with a Bonaparte for a commander could not by force take a drink from the Ohio or make a track on the Blue Ridge in a trial of a thousand years.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Defense

Though time changes people it does not alter the image we have kept of them.
Marcel Proust   Category: Memory

It was pride that changed angels into devils; it is humility that makes men as angels.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Humanitarian

The And thus I clothe my naked villany With odd old ends stol'n forth of holy writ And seem a saint when most I play the devil.
William Shakespeare   Category: Bible

It is easier to lead men to combat stirring up their passion than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labours of peace.
Andre Gide   Category: Peace

By whatever basis human desires are classified the promise of an abundant life covers virtually all. To the spiritual it suggests escape from futility; to the sensuous it calls up visions of luxury; to the defeated it is a dream of success. To the idle it pledges ease; to the weary rest; to the frightened it means safety; to the anxious security; and to the improvident it conjures inexhaustible resources. Persuade a man that you can give him the thing he most desires and you will be his hero; offer him justification for his failures and he will be your disciple; assure him a boundless supply of loaves and fishes and he will seek to make you king.
Samuel Parkes Cadman   Category: Unsorted

The difference between intelligence and education is this: intelligence will make you a gook living.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Education

We feel that even if all possible scientific questions be answered the problems of life have still not been touched at all. Of course there is then no question left and just this is the answer. The solution of the problem of life is seen in the vanishing of this problem.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein   Category: Life

BEHAVIOR n. Conduct as determined not by principle but by breeding.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Behavior

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

Publish and be damned.
Arthur Wellesley   Category: Publicity

Beauty is all very well at first sight; but whoever looks at it when it has been in the house three days?
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Beauty

Reason cuts very little ice.
John Wilson   Category: Unsorted

We can remember minutely and precisely only the things which never really happened to us.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Memory

There's a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore looking like an idiot.
Steven Wright   Category: Fish

If your professor wrote it its as near to the truth as you ever need to get.
John Watson   Category: University

We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.
Stephen William Hawking   Category: Planet

With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
The Bible   Category: Faith

Home wasnt built in a day.
Jane Sherwood Ace   Category: Brotherhood

A happy marriage is a long conversation that always seems too short.
Andre Maurois   Category: Marriage

The books that the world calls immoral are books that show the world its own shame.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Censorship

A government of laws and not of men. Adams published articles in 1774 in the Boston Massachusetts Gazette using the pseudonym Novanglus. In this paper he credited James Harrington with expressing the idea this way. Harrington described government as the empire of laws and not of men in his 1656 work The Commonwealth of Oceana p. 35 (1771). The phrase gained wider currency when Adams used it in the Massachusetts Constitution Bill of Rights article 30 (1780).Works vol. 4 p. 230.
John Adams   Category: Law

Zest is the secret of all beauty. There is no beauty that is attractive without zest.
Christian Dior   Category: Zest

When I am right I get angry. Churchill gets angry when he is wrong. So we were often angry at each other.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Anger

Acting is the most minor of gifts and not a very high-class way to earn a living. After all Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.
Katherine Hepburn   Category: Actors

To play great music you must keep your eyes on a distant star.
Yehudi Menuhin   Category: Unsorted

The gem cannot be polished without friction nor man perfected without trials.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Diamond

Poetry is something more philosophic and of graver import than history since its statements are of the nature of universals whereas those of history are singulars.
Aristotle   Category: Poetry

I don't feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.
John Wayne   Category: Indians

T is an old maxim in the schools That flattery s the food of fools; Yet now and then your men of wit Will condescend to take a bit.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Praise

Let a man avoid evil deeds as a man who loves life avoids poison.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Evil

Where today are the Pequot? Where are the Narragansett the Mohican the Pokanoket and many other once powerful tribes of our people? They have vanished before the avarice and the oppression of the White Man as snow before a summer sun. Will we let ourselves be destroyed in our turn without a struggle give up our homes our country bequeathed to us by the Great Spirit the graves of our dead and everything that is dear to us? I know you will cry with me NEVER! NEVER!.
Tecumseh of the Shawnees   Category: Unsorted

The improvement of our way of life is more important than the spreading of it. If we make it satisfactory enough it will spread automatically. If we do not no strength of arms can permanently oppose it.
Charles A. Lindbergh Jr.   Category: Improve

Propaganda is that branch of the art of lying which consists in nearly deceiving your friends without quite deceiving your enemies.
Francis Macdonald Cornford   Category: Propaganda

Money is the most egalitarian force in society. It confers power on whoever holds it.
Roger Starr   Category: Money

There can no great smoke arise but there must be some fire.
John Lyly   Category: Fire

All a man can betray is his conscience.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Betrayal

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

When a man is willing and eager the gods join in.
Aeschylus   Category: Will

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

Anger as soon as fed is dead Tis starving makes it fat.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Anger

The evidence for Christian truth is not exhaustive but it is sufficient. Too often Christianity has not been tried and found wanting it has been found demanding and not tried.
John Baillie   Category: Power

There are others who watch us observe our examples and say I like what I see; how can I become a part of it?
Ned B. Roueche   Category: Unsorted

To be occasionally quoted is the only fame I care for.
Alexander Smith   Category: False

A thousand fantasies Begin to throng into my memory Of calling shapes and beckning shadows dire And airy tongues that syllable mens names On sands and shores and desert wildernesses.
John Milton   Category: Fantasy

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

I criticize by creation not by finding fault.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Crisis

The best time to hold your tongue is the time you feel you must say something or bust.
Josh Billings   Category: Tongue

On tobacco: A branch of the sin of drunkenness which is the root of all sins.
James I of England   Category: Tobacco

A raise is like a martini: it elevates the spirit but only temporarily.
Dan Seligman   Category: Unsorted

Men are conservatives when they are least vigorous or when they are most luxurious. They are conservatives after dinner.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Orthodox

There is no other way of guarding oneself against flattery than by letting men understand that they will not offend you by speaking the truth; but when everyone can tell you the truth you lose their respect.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Flattery

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Death

Truths like a fire and will burn through and be seen.
Maxwell Anderson   Category: Unsorted

Such mistress such Nan Such master such man.
Thomas Tusser   Category: Character

Ive lived in good climate and it bores the hell out of me. I like weather rather than climate.
John Steinbeck   Category: Unsorted

All good things which exist are the fruits of originality.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Good

Tell me who admires you and loves you and I will tell you who you are.
Charles Augustin Sainte-Beauve   Category: Love

If anything is certain it is that change is certain. The world we are planning for today will not exist in this form tomorrow.
Philip Crosby   Category: Today

Fools live to regret their words wise men to regret their silence.
William Henry   Category: Fool

Nothing so obstinately stands in the way of all sorts of progress as pride of opinion; while nothing is so foolish and baseless.
Jeffrey R. Holland   Category: Unsorted

Words are the counters of wise man and the money of fools.
Thomas Hobbes   Category: Word

The aim of education should be to convert the mind into a living fountain and not a reservoir. That which is filled by merely pumping in will be emptied by pumping out.
John M. Mason   Category: Unsorted

Let us have a dagger between our teeth a bomb in our hands and an infinite scorn in our hearts.
Benito Mussolini   Category: Scorn

As we are liberated from our own fear our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela   Category: Fear

Ninety per cent of the worlds woe comes from people not knowing themselves their abilities their frailties and even their real virtues. Most of us go almost all the way through life as complete strangers to ourselvesso how can we know anyone else?
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Unsorted

Fear not those who argue but those who dodge.
Baroness Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach   Category: Illusions

Most of us can learn to live in perfect comfort on higher levels of power. Everyone knows that on any given day there are energies slumbering in him which the incitements of that day do not call forth. Compared with what we ought to be we are only half awake. It is evident that our organism has stored-up reserves of energy that are ordinarily not called upon deeper and deeper strata of explosible material ready for use by anyone who probes so deep. The human individual usually lives far within his limits.
William James   Category: Limits

Authority has always attracted the lowest elements in the human race. All through history mankind has been bullied by scum. Those who lord it over their fellows and toss commands in every direction and would boss the grass in the meadow about which way to bend in the wind are the most depraved kind of prostitutes. They will submit to any indignity perform any vile act do anything to achieve power. The worst off-sloughings of the planet are the ingredients of sovereignty. Every government is a parliament of whores. The trouble is in a democracy the whores are us.
   Category: Authority

The covetous man is ever in want.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Envy

I believe that words can help us move or keep us paralysed and that our choices of language and verbal tone have something a great deal to do with how we live our lives and whom we end up speaking with and hearing; and that we can deflect words by trivialization of course but also by ritualized respect or we can let them enter our souls and mix with the juices of our minds.
Adrienne Cecile Rich   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Clouds come floating into my life no longer to carry rain or usher storm but to add colour to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagor   Category: Color

Submit to the present evil lest a greater one befall you.
Phædrus   Category: Evil

Determine what you want then resolve to pay the price to get it
Bunker Hunt   Category: Unsorted

It is not faith and works; it is not faith or works; it is faith that works.
Unknown   Category: Reason

No man could be so wise as Thurlow looked.
Charles James Fox   Category: Unsorted

Those needing proof refuse to see it.
Walter Bartoo   Category: Unsorted

Peace is a journey of a thousand miles and it must be taken one step at a time.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Peace

I find nothing more depressing than optimism.
Paul Fussell   Category: Optimism

Disease is the retribution of outraged nature.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Disease

Logic is in the eye of the logician.
Gloria Steinem   Category: Logic

If you want to make enemies try to change something.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Understand

There is no duty we so much underrate as the duty of being happy.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Duty

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

What is joy? It is a bird That we all want to catch. It is the same bird That we all love to see flying.
Sri Chinmoy   Category: Unsorted

The great artist is the simplifier.
Henri Frederic Amiel   Category: Art

All television is childrens television.
Richard P. Adler   Category: Television

I get called an adrenaline junkie every other minute and Im just fine with that.
Steve Irwin   Category: Adventure

Animals are reliable many full of love true in their affections predictable in their actions grateful and loyal. Difficult standards for people to live up to.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Animals

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

Science is for those who learn: Poetry for those who know.
Joseph Roux   Category: Obscure

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

Such is the state of life that none are happy but by the anticipation of change: the change itself is nothing; when we have made it the next wish is to change again. The world is not yet exhausted; let me see something tomorrow which I never saw before.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Change

Be not deceived; God is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap.
The Bible   Category: Fiction

If we let people see that kind of thing there would never again be any war.
Unidentified Pentagon Official   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Surely life is more than eating and drinking more than buying and selling more than getting and spending more than the cultivation of the mind and a healthy body. It is the widening of our horizon the broadening of our vision the reaching out to eternal realities the discipline of self until we can truly say I live yet not I but Christ liveth in me.
E. Clowes Chorley DD   Category: Unsorted

Business is a combination of war and sport.
Andre Maurois   Category: Business

War is delightful to those who have had no experience of it.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Experience

You only have power over people so long as you don't take everything away from them. But when youve robbed a man of everything hes no longer in your power --hes free again.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Category: Liberty

He had a big head and a face so ugly it became almost fascinating.
Ayn Rand   Category: Face

True nobility is exempt from fear.
William Shakespeare   Category: Noble

The sin ye do by two and two ye must pay for one by one.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Sin

Respect the child. Be not too much his parent. Trespass not on his solitude.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Trespass

We always admire the other person more after weve tried to do his job.
William Feather   Category: Administration

There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel and saving it from all risk of crankiness than business.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Business

Wisdom alone is true ambitions aim Wisdom the source of virtue and of fame Obtained with labor for mankind employed And then when most you share it best enjoyed.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Wisdom

Children aren't happy with nothing to ignore And that's what parents were created for.
Ogden Nash   Category: Children

Pain is no longer pain when it is past.
Margaret Preston   Category: Unsorted

Success may be the ability to be happy with whatever we're stuck with.
Marilyn vos Savant   Category: Success

It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.
P. D. James   Category: Memory

YEAR n. A period of three hundred and sixty-five disappointments.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Years

For a lot of people the weekly paycheck is take-home pay because home is the only place they can afford to go with it.
Charles A. Jaffe   Category: Money

Remember that gardeners generally want to share knowledge and hear your comments so don't be shy about starting a conversation. Like artists most gardeners want to know how their creation communicates with the viewer. See if you can discover the spirit and vision behind the garden and reflect on what is moved within you.
Suzanne Edison   Category: Unsorted

On the mountains of truth you can never climb in vain: either you will reach a point higher up today or you will be training your powers so that you will be able to climb higher tomorrow.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Climb

My passport photo is one of the most remarkable photographs I have ever seen --- no retouching no shadows no flattery --- just stark me.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Flattery

My soul can find no staircase to Heaven unless it be through Earths loveliness.
Michelangelo Buonarroti   Category: Soul

Theres an element of truth in every idea that lasts long enough to be called corny.
Irving Berlin   Category: Truth

The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment he can tolerate.
Doug Engelbart   Category: Unsorted

There is something fascinating about science. One gets such wholesale returns of conjecture out of such a trifling investment of fact.
Mark Twain   Category: Fact

My heart that was rapt away by the wild cherry blossoms will it return to my body when they scatter?
Kotomichi   Category: Beauty

Yet beauty though injurious hath strange power After offence returning to regain Love once possessd.
John Milton   Category: Beauty

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

One does not make friends. One recognizes them.
Garth Henrichs   Category: Friendship

Get mad then get over it.
Colin Powell   Category: Anger

To make a prairie It takes clover and one bee One clover and a bee and reverie. The reverie alone will do If bees are few.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Prairie

Leaders who win the respect of others are the ones who deliver more than they promise not the ones who promise more than they can deliver.
Mark A. Clement   Category: Unhappiness

An unconditional right to say what one pleases about public aflfairs is what I consider to be the minimum guarantee of the First Amendment.
Hugo La Fayette Black   Category: Unsorted

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

Platonic love is love from the neck up.
Thyra Samter Winslow   Category: Love

Adversity has ever been considered the state in which A man most easily becomes acquainted with himself then especially being free from flatterers.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Adversity

A vision without a task is but a dream a task without a vision is drudgery a vision and a task is the hope of the world.
Unknown   Category: Vision

When a wise man is advised of his errors he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Advice

Im like old wine. They don't bring me out very often but Im well preserved.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Age

Traveling is the ruin of all happiness! Theres no looking at a building after seeing Italy.
Fanny Burney   Category: Unsorted

There lives more faith in honest doubt believe me than in half the creeds.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Creed

He that complies against his will Is of his own opinion still.
Samuel Butler   Category: Agreement

A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.
Richard E. Byrd   Category: Progress

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

There is nothing more galling to angry people than the coolness of those on whom they wish to vent their spleen.
Alexandre Dumas   Category: Anger

There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Capable

Most of us can forgive and forget; we just don't want the other person to forget that we forgave.
Ivern Ball   Category: Forgive

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

In education in marriage in religion in everything disappointment is the lot of women. It shall be the business of my life to deepen this disappointment in every womans heart until she bows down to it no longer.
Lucy Stone   Category: Woe

Errors using inadequate data are much less than those using no data at all.
Charles Babbage   Category: Error

Intellectual tasting of life will not supersede muscular activity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Health

Force is all-conquering but its victories are short-lived.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Conquer

Knowledge is knowing that we cannot know.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Knowledge

What poison is to food self-pity is to life.
Oliver C. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

We often rebel against the strenuousness and chaos of our time. But historically it has always been in such time that man won his great inner victories.
E. M. McKee D.D.   Category: Unsorted

All things come to those who wait But when they come theyre out of date.
Unknown   Category: Wait

Science is nothing but perception.
Plato   Category: Science

If you stop searching you stop living because then youre dwelling in the past. If youre not reaching forward to any growth or future you might as well be dead.
Wynn Bullock   Category: Future

Mr. William Shakespeare was born at Stratford upon Avon in the county of Warwick. His father was a butcher and I have been told heretofore by some of the neighbors that when he was a boy he exercised his fathers trade but when he killed a calf he would do it in a high style and make a speech. Ben Jonson and he did gather humors of men daily wherever they came.
John Aubrey   Category: Humor

What we perceive as reality in the so-called outer world is literally a reflection of and therefore secondary in importance to the inner workings of our own consciousness.
David Gardener   Category: Unsorted

I desire to go to Hell not to Heaven. In Hell I shall enjoy the company of popes kings and princes but in Heaven are only beggars monks hermits and apostles.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Heaven

Women like princes find few real friends.
Lord Lyttleton   Category: Friendship

Don't try to be different. Just be good. To be good is different enough
Arthur Freed   Category: Unsorted

A PRIMER OF AMERICAN SELF-GOVERNMENT I. Understand honor and preserve the Constitution of the United States. 2. Keep forever separate and distinct the legislative executive and judicial functions of government. 3. Remember that government belongs to the people is inherently inefficient and that its activities should be limited to those which government alone can perform. 4. Be vigilant for freedom of speech freedom of worship and freedom of action. 5. Cherish the system of Free Enterprise which made America great. 6. Respect thrift and economy and beware of debt. 7. Above all let us be scrupulous in keeping our word and in respecting the rights of others.
Philip D. Reed   Category: Government

Can the garden afford any thing more delightful to view than those forests of asparagus artichokes lettuce pease beans and other legumes and edulous plants so different in colour and of such various shapes rising at it were from the dead and piercing the ground in so many thousand places as they do courting the admiration or requiring the care of the diligent Gardiner.
Stephen Switzer   Category: Garden

It seems to me probable that anyone who has a series of intolerable positions to put up with must have been responsible for them in some extent; not that it was simply their fault I don't mean that but that they have contributed to it by impatience or intolerance or brusqueness or some provocation.
Robert Hugh Benson   Category: Unsorted

The nature of bad news infects the teller.
William Shakespeare   Category: Infect

We can get the new world we want if we want it enough to abandon our prejudices every day everywhere. We can build this world if we practice now what we said we were fighting for.
Gwen Bristow   Category: Unsorted

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

Humanity today is not safe in the presence of humanity. The old cannibalism has given way to anonymous action in which the killer and the killed do not know each other and in whichindeed the very fact of mass death has the effect of making mass killing
Norman Cousins   Category: Kill

Without poets without artists men would soon weary of natures monotony. The sublime idea men have of the universe would collapse with dizzying speed. The order which we find in nature and which is only an effect of art would at once vanish.
Guillaume Apollinaire   Category: Unsorted

All fledall done so lift me on the pyre; The feast is over and the lamps expire. [Suicide note.]
Robert E. Howard   Category: Last

Ill be back. Number Four in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film
Arnold Schwarzenegger   Category: Unsorted

Ideas must work through the brains and the arms of good and brave men or they are no better than dreams.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Brain

The passages of Shakespeare that we most prize were never quoted until within this century.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Quotations

The doctors X-rayed my head and found nothing.
Dizzy Dean   Category: X-Ray

Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by stupidity.
Nick Diamos   Category: Malice

Whether he admits it or not a man has been brought up to look at money as a sign of his virility a symbol of his power a bigger phallic symbol than a Porsche.
Victoria Billings   Category: Unsorted

The true meaning of life is to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit.
Nelson Henderson   Category: Generation

What we might call by way of eminence the Dismal Science.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Easy

The shortest way to do many things at once is to do them one at a time.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Time

In great attempts it is glorious even to fail.
Vincent Lombardi   Category: Aim

God hath treasures beneath the Throne the keys whereof are the tongues of poets.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Poetry

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 Ă  Kempis   Category: Anger

What the caterpillar calls the end of the world the master calls a butterfly.
Richard David Bach   Category: Begin

Flowers are beautiful hieroglyphics of nature with which she indicates how much she loves us.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Unsorted

I have seen no more evident monstrosity and miracle in the world than myself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Monster

It is better to have loved and lost than to never have lost at all.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Idleness

One faces the future with one's past.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Future

It is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Wisdom

Toil feel think hope; you will be sure to dream enough before you die without arranging for it.
John Sterling   Category: Dream

The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Music

In music the passions enjoy themselves.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Music

A man who dares to waste an hour of time has not discovered the value of life.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Waste

The best hope of raising our own standards lies in the progressive expansion of production both here and abroad and making sure that the gains of increased productivity are in fact applied to social advance.
Carter Goodrich   Category: Unsorted

Theres nothing wrong with teenagers that reasoning with them wont aggravate.
Unknown   Category: Insults

You shall see them on a beautiful quarto page where a neat rivulet of text shall meander through a meadow of margin.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Unsorted

Just because I was born doesnt give me the right to scorn and devalue you or let you try to diminish me. Instead my rights are to make sure that I control myself and recognize your right to control yourself.
Nellie Curtiss   Category: Unsorted

There were times in my life when my pants were so thin I could sit on a dime and know if it was heads or tails.
Spencer Tracy   Category: Potential

There was an Old Man with a beard Who said It is just as I feared! Two Owls and a Hen Four Larks and a Wren Have all built their nests in my beard!
Edward Lear   Category: Beard

The mathematician may be compared to a designer of garments who is utterly oblivious of the creatures whom his garments may fit. To be sure his art originated in the necessity for clothing such creatures but this was long ago; to this day a shape will occasionally appear which will fit into the garment as if the garment had been made for it. Then there is no end of surprise and delight.
George Dantzig   Category: Unsorted

Never let your sense of morals get in the way of doing whats right.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Morality

To withdraw is not to run away.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Running

From December to March there are for many of us three gardens the garden outdoors the garden of pots and bowls in the house and the garden of the minds eye.
Katherine S. White   Category: Unsorted

It is appropriate here to quote Sir Charles Marston a most intelligent critic of the critics who said that it is time we begin to recognize the extravagance of its [criticism by the intellectuals] underlying assumption that what the critic did not know could not have been! (The Bible Comes Alive New York: Flemming H. Revell Company 1947 p. 182.)
Sir Charles Marston   Category: Unsorted

I don't agonize over decisions as much these days. The criteria of whats important to me is clear. The insecurity that you feel and the paranoia that you feel have been around for a long time you know its a liar because its been lying to you all along every time you start something new.
John Cusack   Category: Unsorted

You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Responsibility

I will be as harsh as truth and as uncompromising as justice.
William Garrison   Category: Justice

If you take care of the little things the big things take care of themselves.
R. Reese   Category: Unsorted

Everywhere the human soul stands between a hemisphere of light and another of darkness; on the confines of two everlasting hostile empires Necessity and Freewill.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Soul

The path to success is to take massive determined action.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Effort

Defeat never comes to any man until he admits it.
Josephus Daniels   Category: Defeat

We have been friends together In sunshine and in shade.
Caroline E. S. Norton   Category: Unsorted

If you would be good first believe you are bad.
Epictetus   Category: Proverb

As a moth gnaws a garment so doth envy consume a man.
Chrysostom   Category: Unsorted

Every man wants a woman to appeal to his better side his nobler instincts and his higher nature - and another woman to help him forget them.
Helen Rowland   Category: Husband

Uplifting traditions ... that promote love for Deity and unity in families and among people are especially important.
Donald L. Hallstrom   Category: Unsorted

Never do today what you can put off until tomorrow.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Today

When you come to a road block take a detour.
Mary Kay Ash   Category: Road

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

But make no mistake: the weeds will win: nature bats last.
Robert M. Pyle   Category: Unsorted

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

The block of granite which is an obstacle in the pathway of the weak becomes a stepping-stone in the pathway of the strong.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Strength

You can do anything you think you can. This knowledge is literally the gift of the gods for through it you can solve every human problem. It should make of you an incurable optimist. It is the open door.
Robert Collier   Category: Action

No grand idea was ever born in a conference but a lot of foolish ideas have died there.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Committee

Content thyself to be obscurely good. When vice prevails and impious men bear sway the post of honoris a private station.
Joseph Addison   Category: Good

What should move us to action is human dignity: the inalienable dignity of the oppressed but also the dignity of each of us. We lose dignity if we tolerate the intolerable.
Dominique de Menil   Category: Oppression

There are incalculable resources in the human spirit once it has been set free.
Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.   Category: Spirit

The average man is more interested in a woman who is interested in him than he is in a woman with beautiful legs.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Interest

Some praise at morning what they blame at night But always think the last opinion right.
Alexander Pope   Category: Opinion

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

No thought no action no movement total stillness: only thus can one manifest the true nature and law of things from within and unconsciously and at last become one with heaven and earth.
Lao Tzu   Category: No

A writer is someone for whom writing is much harder than it is for the others.
Ken Laws   Category: Unsorted

Will we listen to Satan the author of all lies ... ? Or are we going to believe a loving Heavenly Father who is the source of all truth and righteousness?
Richard C. Edgley   Category: Unsorted

There is one thing more exasperating than a wife who can cook and wont and thats the wife who cant and will.
Robert Frost   Category: Cook

The test of your character is what it takes to stop you.
Bob Jones Sr.   Category: Unsorted

Our government has become too responsive to trivial or ephemeral concerns often at the expense of more important concerns or an erosion of our liberty and it has made policy priorities more dependent on where TV journalists happen to point their cameras.... As a nation we have lost our sense of tragedy a recognition that bad things happen to good people. A nation that expects the government to prevent churches from burning to control the price of bread or gasoline to secure every job and to find some villain for every dramatic accident risks an even larger loss of life and liberty.
William A. Niskanen   Category: Government

He that will be angry for anything will be angry for nothing.
Sallust   Category: If

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

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

Good taste consists first upon fitness.
George Curtiss   Category: Unsorted

He who reigns within himself and rules passions desires and fears is more than a king.
John Milton   Category: Fear

Most people are on the world not in it. - have no conscious sympathy or relationship to anything about them undiffused separate and rigidly alone like marbles of polished stone touching but separate.
John Muir   Category: Leadership

T is not in mortals to command success But we ll do more Sempronius we ll deserve it.
Joseph Addison   Category: Success

MAIDEN n. A young person of the unfair sex. The maiden is not altogether unpleasing to the eye nor (without her piano and her views) insupportable to the ear though beaten out of the field by the canary which also is more portable.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Maid

Beholding the bright countenance of truth in the quiet and still air of delightful studies.
John Milton   Category: Quiet

To be proud and inaccessible is to be timid and weak.
Massillon   Category: Pride

Coffee which makes the politician wise And see through all things with his half-shut eyes.
Alexander Pope   Category: Coffee

Play up! play up! and play the game!
Sir Henry Newbolt   Category: Games

Music the universal language of mankind is also a form of beauty at its best. As language differs among peoples so does the language of music differ with time place background and experience; but if it is true music it strikes a responsive chord. In a Japanese home at Christmas-time I was the only person in the group who spoke English. Yet ways of communication were found. Thinking of home I hummed softly to myself Silent Night. To my surprise the French guest the German guest and the Japanese family joined in singing the universally inspiring Christmas song each in his own language yet in the same language the language of the heart.
ERNEST R. MILLER   Category: Unsorted

Perseverance is more prevailing than violence; and many things which cannot be overcome when they are together yield themselves up when taken little by little.
Plutarch   Category: Persecution

By means of microscopic observation and astronomical projection the lotus flower can become the foundation for an entire theory of the universe and an agent whereby we may perceive Truth.
Yukio Mishima   Category: Unsorted

We [Microsoft] don't have a monopoly. We have market share. Theres a difference.
Steve Ballmer   Category: Business

A friend is a priceless gem for the crown of life here and a cherished star in memory forever.
Cyrus S. Nusbaum   Category: Unsorted

This only is denied to God: the power to undo the past.
Agathon   Category: Past

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

Silence is as full of potential wisdom and wit as the unhewn marble of great sculpture. The silent bear no witness against themselves.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Sick

Unfortunately sometimes people don't hear you until you scream.
Stefanie Powers   Category: Action

As I travel throughout our states and nation I am saddened to observe that many seem unaware of the joy and blessings that come with making right choices.
Mrs. George Romney   Category: Unsorted

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
Aristotle Onassis   Category: Success

Nothing in my life not even a concert career can surpass in importance the divine calling of being a mother.
Sally Peterson Brinton   Category: Unsorted

My life is in the hands of any fool who makes me lose my temper.
Joseph Hunter   Category: Unsorted

Even if a farmer intends to loaf he gets up in time to get an early start.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Agriculture

The good neighbor looks beyond the external accidents and discerns those inner qualities that make all men human and therefore brothers.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Neighbor

Rather fail with honor than succeed by fraud.
Sophocles   Category: Factory

Words are good but there is something better. The best is not to be explained by words. The spirit in which we act is the chief matter. Action can only be understood and represented by the spirit.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Spirit

Life is an offensive directed against the repetitious mechanism of the Universe.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Life

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

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

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

It doesnt matter if a cat is black or white so long as it catches mice.
Deng Xiaoping   Category: Unsorted

Who knows but that hereafter some traveller like myself will sit down upon the banks of the Seine the Thames or the Zuyder Zee where now in the tumult of enjoyment the heart and the eyes are too slow to take in the multitude of sensations? Who knows but he will sit down solitary amid silent ruins and weep a people inurned and their greatness changed into an empty name?
Volney   Category: Unsorted

It is impossible to love and be wise.
Francis Bacon   Category: Wise

As old as the hills
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Age

Happiness is a perfume you cannot pour on others without getting a few drops on yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Happiness

To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy not respectable and wealthy not rich; to study hard think quietly talk gently act frankly; to listen to stars and birds babes and sages with open heart; to bear all cheerfully do all bravely await occasions hurry never. In a word to let the spiritual unbidden and unconscious grow up through the common. This is to be my symphony.
William Henry Channing   Category: Content

To see things in the seed that is genius.
Lao Tzu   Category: Possibility

I know only two tunes: one of them is Yankee Doodle and the other one isnt.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Music

Initiative is doing the right thing without being told.
Victor Hugo   Category: Initiative

One will rarely err if extreme actions be ascribed to vanity ordinary actions to habit and mean actions to fear.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Action

Better trust all and be deceived And weep that trust and that deceiving Than doubt one heart that if believed Had blessed ones life with true believing.
Francis Anne Kemble   Category: Unsorted

The calmest husbands make the stormiest wives.
Thomas Dekker   Category: Husband

A dress makes no sense unless it inspires men to want to take it off you.
Francois Sagan   Category: Fashion

Of making many books there is no end; and much study is the weariness of the flesh.
The Bible   Category: Book

The power in which we must have faith if we would be well is the creative and curative power which exists in every living thing.
John Harvey Kellogg   Category: Unsorted

When change itself can give no more T is easy to be true.
Charles Sedley   Category: Unsorted

Advertisements contain the only truths to be relied on in the newspaper.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Advertising

Above all train hard eat light and avoid TV and people with negative attitudes.
Scott Tinley   Category: Unsorted

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

There is no rule more invariable than that we are paid for our suspicions by finding what we suspect.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Suspicion

What the country needs are a few labor-making inventions.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Invention

Time is your total capital and the minutes of your life are painfully few.
Robert A Heilein   Category: Unsorted

My poems are licentious but my life is pure.
Martial   Category: Unsorted

If Patrick Henry thought that taxation without representation was bad he should see how bad it is with representation.
Unknown   Category: Tax

If there were wild strawberries in Eden and there must have been Adam was a fool as well as a sinner to taste any other fruit.
Hal Borland   Category: Adam

If any one attempts to haul down the American flag shoot him on the spot.
John A. Dix   Category: Flag

We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Learning together.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Learn

The tendency of old age to the body say the physiologists is to form bone. It is as rare as it is pleasant to meet with an old man whose opinions are not ossified.
Bob Wells   Category: Age

Sports is the only entertainment where no matter how many times you go back you still don't know the ending.
Neil Simon   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

No bad man is lucky. Nemo malus felix
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Unsorted

There was once a young man who said God Must think it exceedingly odd If he finds that this tree Continues to be When there's no one about in the Quad.'
Ronald Arbuthnot Knox   Category: Unsorted

There can be no doubt that our Nation has had a long and unfortunate history of sex discrimination. Traditionally such discrimination was rationalized by an attitude of romantic paternalism which in practical effect put women not on a pedestal but in a cage.
Justice William J. Brennan Jr.   Category: Tradition

When I am working on a problem I never think about beauty. I only think about how to solve the problem. But when I have finished if the solution is not beautiful I know it is wrong.
Buckminster Fuller   Category: Beauty

SATIRE n. An obsolete kind of literary composition in which the vices and follies of the authors enemies were expounded with imperfect tenderness.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Satire

Success covers a multitude of blunders.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Success

Life to me is like a beach covered with lots of pebbles the faster we qualify ourselves to pick these pebbles the richer we will be.
Evan A. Sholl   Category: Unsorted

Heat maam! I said; it was so dreadful here that I found there was nothing left for it but to take off my flesh and sit in my bones.
Sydney Smith   Category: Weather

All that is human must retrograde if it do not advance.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Progress

The young always have the same problem--how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another.
Quentin Crisp   Category: Parents

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

But if it be a sin to covet honour I am the most offending soul alive.
William Shakespeare   Category: Honor

The Long March The Red Army is not afraid of hardship on the march the long march. Ten thousand waters and a thousand mountains are nothing. The Five Sierras meander like small waves the summits of Wumeng pour on the plain like balls of clay. Cliffs under clouds are warm and washed below by the River Gold Sand. Iron chains are cold reaching over the Tatu River. The far snows of Minshan only make us happy and when the army pushes through we all laugh. October 1935
Mao Tse-tung   Category: Army

Anyone who stops learning is old whether twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning today is young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
Henry Ford   Category: Age

SACRED adj. Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as ... the Cow in India; the Crocodile the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Diversity

Not now but in the coming years It may be in the better land Well read the meaning of our tears And then ah then well understand. Well catch the broken threads again And finish what we here began; Heaven will the mysteries explain And then ah then well understand. Well know why clouds instead of sun Were over many a cherished plan Why song has ceased when scarce begun; Tis there sometime well understand. Why what we long for most of all Eludes so oft our eager hand Why hopes are crushed and castles fall Up there sometime well understand. God knows the way; he holds the key; He guides us with unerring hand; Sometimes with tearless eyes well see Yes there up there well understand. Then trust in God through all thy days; Fear not for he cloth hold thy hand; Though dark thy way still sing and praise Sometime sometime well understand.
Maxwell N. Cornelius   Category: Unsorted

The first thing any comedian does on getting an unscheduled laugh is to verify the state of his .
W. C. Fields   Category: Humor

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

Having a family is like having a bowling alley installed in your brain.
Martin Mull   Category: Children

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

The deepest craving in human nature is the craving to be appreciated.
William James   Category: Appreciation

The fame of great men ought always to be estimated by the means used to acquire it.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Gravity

When we lose the right to be different we lose the privilege to be free.
Charles Evans Hughes   Category: Diet

The bigger a mans head gets the easier it is to fill his shoes.
Henry A. Courtney   Category: Unsorted

Live with enthusiasm! Years wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Enthusiasm

Silence gives consent.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Sick

As you put into practice the qualities of patience punctuality sincerity and solicitude you will have a better opinion of the world around you.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Opinion

If you are all wrapped up in yourself you make a very small package.
Proverb   Category: Conceit

Plurality should not be assumed without necessity.
William of Occam (Ockham)   Category: Majority

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

The use of COBOL cripples the mind; its teaching should therefore be regarded as a criminal offense.
Edsgar Dijkstra   Category: Computer

To be true I must fully accept that at this moment I can only be what I am ... no more no less; however with the inevitable passing of each moment of time I will gradually but surely change ... to become more or less better or worse stronger or weaker. My choice is the direction of change: it is mine alone. The only true competition is this rivalry with my changing self. It is the very basis of the grand eternal plan.
C. Smith Sumner   Category: Change

If we were to go back in time 100 years and ask a farmer what hed like if he could have anything hed probably say he wanted a horse that was twice as strong and ate half as many oats. He would not say he wanted a tractor. The point is technology changes things so fast that many people arent sure what the best solutions to their problems might be.
Philip Quigley   Category: Unsorted

If knowledge can create problems it is not through ignorance that we can solve them.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Knowledge

The cricket's gone we only hear machines In erg and atom they exact their pay. And life is largely lived on silver screens.
David McCord   Category: Unsorted

The easiest way to resist temptation is publicly.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: Temptation

HABIT n. A shackle for the free.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Habit

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

You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy groaning doorway to life. This is not an easy struggle. Indeed it may be the most difficult task in the world for opening the door to your own life is in the end more difficult than opening the doors to the mysteries of the universe.
Daisaku Ikeda   Category: Creative

Words ought to be a little wild for they are the assault of thoughts on the unthinking.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton   Category: Thief

Tell a man he is brave and you help him to become so.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Courage

Opportunity knocks at the strangest times Its not the time that matters But how you answer the door.
Steve Gray   Category: Unsorted

Of all mens miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Herodotus   Category: Control

The grim fact is that we prepare for war like precocious giants and for peace like retarded pygmies.
Lester Bowles Pearson   Category: Peace

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

Words are both better and worse than thoughts they express them and add to them; they give them power for good or evil; they start them on an endless flight for instruction and comfort and blessing or for injury and sorrow and and ruin.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Word

No man was ever endowed with a right without being at the same time saddled with a responsibility.
Gerald W. Johnson   Category: Rights

Its an old adage that the way to be safe is never to be secure.... Each one of us requires the spur of insecurity to force us to do our best.
Harold W. Dodds   Category: Security

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

Go boldly forth my simple lay Whose accents flow with artless ease Like orient pearls at random strung.
William Scott Lord Stowell   Category: Unsorted

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

I believe that every human mind feels pleasure in doing good to another.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Good

As empty vessels make the loudest sound so they that have the least wit are the greatest blabbers.
Plato   Category: If

And don't hate nobody.
Eubie Blake   Category: Unsorted

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

When people say: she's got everything I've only one answer: I haven't had tomorrow.
Elizabeth Taylor   Category: Unsorted

An honest man is one who knows that he cant consume more than he has produced.
Ayn Rand   Category: Potential

Baseball players are smarter than football players. How often do you see a baseball team penalized for too many players on the field?
Jim Boulton   Category: Baseball

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

While youre saving your face youre losing your ass.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Ass

We cannot learn without pain.
Aristotle   Category: Pain

A man who makes a mistake and doesnt correct it is making another.
Konfutse   Category: Mistake

The farther a man knows himself to be from perfection the nearer he is to it.
Gerard Groote   Category: Perfection

Lots of folks confuse bad management with destiny.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Confuse

Out of the night that covers me Black as the pit from pole to pole I thank whatever gods may be For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance I have not winced nor cried aloud. Under the bludgeonings of chance My head is bloody but unbowed. Beyond this place of wrath and tears Looms but the Horror of the shade And yet the menace of the years Finds and shall find me unafraid. 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: Night

Don't pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.
Andy Warhol   Category: Writing

Don't walk in front of me, I may not follow. Don't walk behind me, I may not lead. Walk beside me and just be my friend.
Albert Camus   Category: Dogma

Its life Jim ... but not as we know it.
Spock   Category: Unsorted

If you can find something everyone agrees on its wrong.
Mo Udall   Category: Agreement

Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Anger

We do not err because truth is difficult to see. It is visible at a glance. We err because this is more comfortable.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Category: Truth

JULIET Good night good night! parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
William Shakespeare   Category: Parting

There is no more fascinating subject in which a person may become occupied than an examination into the history of his ancestry.
Archibald F. Bennett   Category: Unsorted

The object in life is not to be on the side of the majority but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Insanity

Human beings are the only creatures that allow their children to come back home.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Children

The genius of you Americans is that you never make clear-cut stupid moves only complicated stupid moves which make us wonder at the possibility that there may be something to them we are missing.
Gamel Abdel Nasser   Category: Ambition

It will generally be found that those who sneer habitually at human nature and affect to despise it are among its worst and least pleasant samples.
Charles Dickens   Category: Housework

We cant form our children on our own concepts; we must take them and love them as God gives them to us.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Children

How incessant and great are the ills with which a prolonged old age is replete.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Age

A good mind possesses a kingdom.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Intellect

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.
Mark Twain   Category: Fiction

A sense of relationship and copartnership with God involves the concept of universal brotherhood and that will help to develop intelligent tolerance open-mindedness and good-natured optimism. Life is really a battle between fear and faith pessimism and optimism. Fear and pessimism paralyze men with skepticism and futility. One must have a sense of humor to be an optimist in times like these. And you young women will need a sense of humor if you marry these young men and try to live with them. Golden Kimball once said in a conference The Lord Himself must like a joke or he wouldn't have made some of you people. But your good humor must be real not simulated. Let your smiles come from the heart and they will become contagious. You may see men on the street any day whose laugh is only a frozen grin with nothing in it but teeth. Men without humor tend to forget their source lose sight of their goal and with no lubrication in their mental crankshafts they must drop out of the race. Lincoln said Good humor is the oxygen of the soul. And someone paraphrased The surly bird catches the germ.
Hugh B. Brown   Category: God

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

Inertia: the tendency of a body at rest to remain at rest and the tendency of a body in motion to remain in motion.
Webster   Category: Unsorted

Truth will always be truth regardless of lack of understanding disbelief or ignorance.
W. Clement Stone   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

PROOF-READER n. A malefactor who atones for making your writing nonsense by permitting the compositor to make it unintelligible.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Proof

The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins   Category: Unsorted

We are half ruined by conformity but we should be wholly ruined without it.
Charles Dudley Warner   Category: Conformity

It is better to be feared than loved if you cannot be both.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Fear

A failure establishes only this that our determination to succeed was not strong enough.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Determination

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

I suppose it is much more comfortable to be mad and not know it than to be sane and have ones doubts.
George Brown Burgin   Category: Madness

The problem with political jokes is that they get elected.
Unknown   Category: Politics

When one is painting one does not think.
Raphael Sanzio   Category: Unsorted

A flower often will reclaim a mood when nothing else will bring it back.
Dion Calthrop   Category: Unsorted

What you shouldn't do ... Don't carry a grudge. While you're carrying the grudge, the other guy's out dancing.
Buddy Hackett   Category: Unsorted

More helpful than all wisdom is one draught of simple human pity that will not forsake us.
George Eliot   Category: Pity

Reason to rule but mercy to forgive: The first is law the last prerogative.
John Dryden   Category: Reason

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

Make a virtue of necessity.
Robert Burton   Category: Necessity

Man is the measure of all things.
Protagoras   Category: Housework

Understanding human needs is half the job of meeting them.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Housework

Forgive me my nonsense as I also forgive the nonsense of those that think they talk sense.
Robert Frost   Category: Forgive

Ah! what is love! It is a pretty thing As sweet unto a shepherd as a king And sweeter too; For kings have cares that wait upon a crown And cares can make the sweetest love to frown.
Robert Greene   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 no menial jobs only menial attitudes.
William John Bennett   Category: Attitude

You can discover what your enemy fears most by observing the means he uses to frighten you.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Discovery

May I govern my passion with absolute sway And grow wiser and better as my strength wears away.
Walter Pope   Category: Passion

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

Time present and time past Are both perhaps present in time future And time future contained in time past.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Past

What a folly to dread the thought of throwing away life at once and yet have no regard of throwing it away By parcels and piecemeal.
John Howe   Category: Unsorted

Through the mythology of Einstein the world blissfully regained the image of knowledge reduced to a formula.
Roland Barthes   Category: Knowledge

The greatest revolution in our generation is that of human beings who by changing the inner attitudes of their minds can change the outer aspects of their lives.
Marilyn Ferguson   Category: Attitude

As soon as you can say what you think and not what some other person has thought for you you are on the way to being a remarkable man.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Unsorted

The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax.
Albert Einstein   Category: Tax

Do not stand at my grave and weep I am not there I do not sleep I am a thousand winds that blow I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripen grain I am the gentle autumns rain When you awaken in the morning hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight I am the soft star that shines at night Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there; I did not die.
Joan L Dawson Evans   Category: Death

It is difficult to make a man miserable while he feels worthy of himself and claims kindred to the great God who made him.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Worthy

The older one grows the more one likes indecency.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Old

Heres how the people live here in big house-shaped boxes to keep off rain and snow holes cut in the sides so they can see out. They move around in smaller boxes painted different colours with wheels on the corners. They need this box-culture because each person thinks of herself and himself as locked in a box called a body arms and legs fingers to move pencils and tools languages because theyve forgotten how to communicate eyes because theyve forgotten how to see. Odd little planet. Wish you were here. Home soon.
Richard David Bach   Category: Alienation

Float like a butterfly sting like a bee.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Butterfly

If you would not be known to do anything never do it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Deeds

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

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Arthur C. Clarke   Category: Technology

Every artist writes his own autobiography.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Art

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
Sir Walter Bilbey   Category: Employees

Not always actions show the man; we find Who does a kindness is not therefore kind.
Alexander Pope   Category: Kindness

Do not believe in anything simply because you have heard it. Do not believe in anything simply because it is spoken and rumored by many. Do not believe in anything simply because it is found written in your religious books. Do not believe in anything merely on the authority of your teachers and elders. Do not believe in traditions because they have been handed down for many generations. But after observation and analysis when you find that anything agrees with reason and is conducive to the good and benefit of one and all then accept it and live up to it.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Belief

Fine art and pizza delivery: what we do falls neatly in between.
David Letterman   Category: Art

Many of us are more capable than some of us ... but none of us is as capable as all of us!!
Tom Wilson   Category: Capable

The most violent element in society is ignorance.
Emma Goldman   Category: If

Suetonius says of the Emperor Titus: Once at supper reflecting that he had done nothing for any that day he broke out into that memorable and justly admired saying My friends I have lost a day!
Suetonius   Category: Unsorted

We make way for the man who boldly pushes past us.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Persecution

Those who in principle oppose birth control are either incapable of arithmetic or else in favour of war pestilence and famine as permanent features of human life.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Arithmetic

One can acquire everything in solitude but character.
Marie Stendhal   Category: Alone

Never praise a sister to a sister in the hope of your compliments reaching the proper ears.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Family

History has proven God has never given anyone a dream Without also including the power to achieve that dream; It is up to us to claim the power and go after that dream Or just claim it was only a dream.
Larry Bennett   Category: Unsorted

Temper gets you into trouble. Pride keeps you there.
Unknown   Category: Pride

My unreality is chiefly this: I have never felt much like a human being. Its a splendid feeling.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Unsorted

Who kills a man kills a reasonable creature God's image but thee who destroys a good book kills reason its self.
John Milton   Category: Unsorted

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

If life was fair Elvis would be alive and all the impersonators would be dead.
Johnny Carson   Category: Death

Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the hardest.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Life

What makes life dreary is the want of a motive.
George Eliot   Category: Indifference

I do not agree with this centurys fashion of running down the human species as a failed try a doomed sport. At our worst we may be going through the early stages of adolescence and everyone remembers what that is like.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Adolescence

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.
William Bourke Cockran   Category: Earth

It seems to me we can never give up longing and wishing while we are thoroughly alive. There are certain things we feel to be beautiful and good and we must hunger after them.
George Eliot   Category: Dream

General Turgidson rants about the tremendous overkill potential of the nuclear offensive while minimizing the Soviet retaliatory counter-attack casualty statistics: Mr. President Im not saying we wouldnt get our hair mussed but I do say no more than ten to twenty million killed tops uh depending on the breaks.
George C. Scott   Category: Unsorted

When I was one-and-twenty I heard a wise man say Give crowns and pounds and guineas But not your heart away.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Wise

We want our children to grow up to be such persons that ill-fortune if they meet with it will bring out strength in them and that good fortune will not trip them up but make them winners.
Edward Sandford Martin   Category: Unsorted

Just being honest is not enough. The essential ingredient is executive integrity.
Philip Crosby   Category: Unsorted

Quite a number of people also describe the German classical author Shakespeare as belonging to the English literature because quite accidentally born at Stratford-on-Avon he was forced by the authorities of that country to write in English.
Unknown   Category: Country

Virtues are acquired through endeavor Which rests wholly upon yourself. So to praise others for their virtues Can but encourage ones own efforts.
Nagarjuna   Category: Unsorted

It is by will alone that I set my mind in motion.
Unknown   Category: Mind

Be not forgetful to entertain strangers for thereby some have entertained Angers unawares.
The Bible   Category: Anger

Biting my truant pen beating myself for spite: Fool! said my muse to me look in thy heart and write.
Sir Philip Sidney   Category: Inspiration

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

The worst moment for the atheist is when he is really thankful and has nobody to thank.
Dante Gabriel Rossetti   Category: Atheism

Man is a prisoner who has no right to open the door of his prison and run away.... A man should wait and not take his own life until God summons hiom.
Plato   Category: Suicide

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

If you make the world a little better then you have accomplished a great deal.
Unknown   Category: Accomplishment

Other relaxations are peculiar to certain times places and stages of life but the study of letters is the nourishment of our youth and the joy of our old age. They throw an additional splendor on prosperity and are the resource and consolation of adversity; they delight at home and are no embarrassment abroad; in short they are company to us at night our fellow travelers on a journey and attendants in our rural recesses.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Letter

The first mistake in public business is the going into it.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Business

Envy is like a fly that passes all a bodys sounder parts And dwells upon the sores.
George Chapman   Category: Envy

What greater delight is there than to behold the earth apparelled with plants as with a robe of embroidered works set with Orient pearls and garnished with the great diversitie of rare and costly jewels. But these delights are in the outward senses. The principle delight is in the minde singularly enriched with the knowledge of these visible things setting forth to us the invisible wisdome and admirable workmanship of almighty God.
John Gerard   Category: Unsorted

SAINT n. A dead sinner revised and edited.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Saint

The Internet treats censorship as a malfunction and routes around it.
John Perry Barlow   Category: Censorship

Do you know what astonished me most in the world? The inability of force to create anything. In the long run the sword is always beaten by the spirit.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Spirit

In the cathedral at Lubek Germany near the turn of the century was the following inscription: Ye call me master and obey me not; Ye call me light and seek me not; Ye call me way and walk me not; Ye call me wise and follow me not; Ye call me fair and love me not; Ye call me rich and ask me not; Ye call me eternal and seek me not; Ye call me gracious and trust me not; Ye call me noble and serve me not; Ye call me mighty and honor me not; Ye call me just and fear me not; If I condemn you blame me not.
Unknown   Category: Philosophy

It little profits that an idle king By this still hearth among these barren crags Matched with an aged wife I mete and dole Unequal laws unto a savage race.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Kindness

What men want is not talent it is purpose; in other words not the power to achieve but the will to labor.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Unsorted

Television has changed the American child from an irresistable force to an immovable object.
Dr. Laurence J. Peter   Category: Objectivism

Creative thinking should be viewed as an essential supplement to though not a replacement for critical thinking.
Lloyd P. Provost & R. M. Sprout   Category: Thief

Don't try to fine-tune someone else's view.
George Herbert Walker Bush   Category: Try

It is harder to be poor without murmuring than to be rich without arrogance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Brag

The breakfast of champions is not cereal its the opposition.
Nick Seitz   Category: Opposition

A wise man among the ignorant is as a beautiful girl in the company of blind men.
Saadi   Category: Unsorted

I not only use all the brains I have but all that I can borrow.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Intelligent

Society is infested by persons who seeing that the sentiments please counterfeit the expression of them. These we call sentimentalists talkers who mistake the description for the thing saying for having.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Sentiment

Room service? Send up a larger room.
Groucho Marx   Category: Hotel

The only difference between me and a madman is that I am not mad.
Salvador Dali   Category: Madness

Conscience is the chamber of justice.
Origen   Category: Conscience

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
Tennessee Williams   Category: Time

Where I am I don't know Ill never know in the silence you don't know you must go on I cant go on Ill go on. Samuel Beckett The Unnamable (1959) page 418
Samuel Beckett   Category: Disciples

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

An autobiography is only to be trusted when it reveals something disgraceful. A man who gives a good account of himself is probably lying since any life when viewed from the inside is simply a series of defeats.
George Orwell   Category: Autobiography

Nobody reads a mystery to get to the middle. They read it to get to the end. If its a letdown they wont buy anymore. The first page sells that book. The last page sells your next book.
Frank Morrison Mickey Spillane   Category: Mystery

A graceful taunt is worth a thousand insults.
Louis Nizer   Category: Insults

Referring to the Creed Page said: It is the summary of the fundamental principles of the American political faith as set forth in its greatest documents its worthiest traditions and its greatest leaders. His wording of the Creed used passages and phrases from the Declaration of Independence the Preamble to the Constitution Lincolns Gettysburg Address and Daniel Websters reply to Robert Y. Hayne in the Senate in 1830.
William Tyler Page   Category: Unsorted

All your life you have heard yourself denounced; not for your faults but for your greatest virtues. You have been hated not for your mistakes but for your achievements. You have been scorned for all those qualities of character which are your highest
Ayn Rand   Category: Character

On his 70th birthday: I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.
William Allen White   Category: Today

Expect the worst and you wont be disappointed.
Helen MacInnes   Category: Unsorted

In positive terms we can state that psychological maturity entails finding greater satisfaction in giving than in receiving; having a capacity to form satisfying and permanent loyalties; being primarily a creative contributing person; having learned to profit from experience; having a freedom from fear (anxiety) with a resulting true serenity and not a pseudo absence of tension; and accepting and making the most of unchangeable reality when it confronts one.
William C. Menninger   Category: Give

Great men never make bad use of their superiority; they see it and feel it and are not less modest. The more they have the more they know their own deficiencies.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Gravity

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

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

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

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

Autumn truly is what summer pretends to be: the best of all seasons. It is as glorious as summer is tedious; as subtle as summer is obvious; as refreshing as summer is wearying. Autumn seems like paradise.
Gregg Easterbrook   Category: Autumn

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein   Category: Life

All human joys are swift of wing For heaven doth so allot it; That when you get an easy thing You find you havent got it.
Eugene Field   Category: Joy

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

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

The one good thing about repeating your mistakes is that you know when to cringe.
Unknown   Category: Mistake

Of all exercises walking is the best.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Walk

At first we hope too much later on not enough.
Joseph Roux   Category: Unsorted

A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
Steven Wright   Category: Conscience

Wise men say nothing in dangerous times.
John Selden   Category: Discretion

The best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.
George Eliot   Category: Success

Oh God give me grace for this day. Not for a lifetime nor for next week nor for tomorrow just for this day. Direct my thoughts and bless them Direct my work and bless it. Direct the things I say and give them blessing too. Direct and bless everything that I think and speak and do. So that for this one day just this one day I have the gift of grace that comes from your presence....
Marjorie Holmes   Category: Unsorted

Nothing ages so quickly as yesterday's vision of the future.
Richard Corliss   Category: Unsorted

If a man watches three football games in a row he should be declared legally brain dead.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Football

The truth is that the only key to the Christian life is the life of Christ; that the only solution to the many problems that thicken round our lives as we live them is to be found in the study of His life as He lived it; and that we shall never begin to understand what we ourselves are until we have begun to understand what He is.
R. H. J. Steuart   Category: Unsorted

Cats are smarter than dogs. You cant get eight cats to pull a sled through snow.
Jeff Valdez   Category: Cat

The surest way not to fail is to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Success

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

Tenderness emerges from the fact that the two persons longing as all individuals do to overcome the separateness and isolation to which we are all heir because we are individuals can participate in a relationship that for the moment is not of two isolated selves but a union.
Rollo May   Category: Unsorted

In times like these it is helpful to remember that there have always been times like these.
Paul Harvey   Category: Times

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

We have forty million reasons for failure but not a single excuse.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Excuse

Show me the books he loves and I shall know the man far better than through mortal friends.
S. Weir Mitchell   Category: Book

The way I see it if you want the rainbow you gotta put up with the rain.
Dolly Parton   Category: Rainbow

And he is oft the wisest man Who is not wise at all.
William Wordsworth   Category: Wise

All love shifts and changes. I don't know if you can be wholeheartedly in love all the time.
Julie Andrews   Category: Love

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

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

It is easier to be wise for others than for ourselves.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Wise

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 get back ones youth one has merely to repeat ones follies.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Repeat

Nothing is easier than self-deceit. For what each man wishes that he also believes to be true.
Demosthenes   Category: Self

Reality is merely an illusion although a very persistent one.
Albert Einstein   Category: Illusions

Few maxims are true from every point of view.
Vauvenargues   Category: Quotations

I think that I shall never see A billboard lovely as a tree. Perhaps unless the billboards fall Ill never see a tree at all.
Ogden Nash   Category: Tree

Every friend is to the other a sun and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Flower

If you cant describe what you are doing as a process you don't know what youre doing.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming   Category: Do

The hour which gives us life begins to take it away.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Birth

We are all in the gutter but some of us are looking at the stars.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Hope

Here lies Nolly Goldsmith for shortness called Noll Who wrote like an angel and talkd like poor Poll.
David Garrick   Category: Unsorted

I am a kind of paranoiac in reverse. I suspect people of plotting to make me happy.
J. D. Salinger   Category: Paranoid

Rich men's sons are seldom rich men's fathers.
Herbert Kaufmann   Category: Rich

When they took the fourth amendment I was silent because I don't deal drugs. When they took the sixth amendment I kept quiet because I know Im innocent. When they took the second amendment I said nothing because I don't own a gun. Now theyve come for the first amendment and I cant say anything at all.
Tim Freeman   Category: Gun

I don't write music for sissy ears.
Charles Edward Ives   Category: Unsorted

That which is common to the greatest number has the least care bestowed upon it.
Aristotle   Category: Common

Thought is the seed of action; but action is as much its second form as thought is its first. It rises in thought to the end that it may be uttered and acted. Always in proportion to the depth of its sense does it knock importunately at the gates of the soul to be spoken to be done.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Thought

It was a book to kill time for those who like it better dead.
Dame Rose Macaulay   Category: Book

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no ones definition of your life; define yourself.
Harvey Fierstein   Category: Life

Too often we seek justice for just us.
James Thom   Category: Justice

The Army has carried the American ... ideal to its logical conclusion. Not only do they prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race creed and color but also on ability.
Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer   Category: Army

Civilization begins with order grows with liberty And dies with chaos.
Will Durant   Category: Chaos

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

Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive but what they conceal is vital.
Aaron Levenstein   Category: Statistics

Half of the people in the world are below average.
Unknown   Category: Average

You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation.
Plato   Category: Conversation

If we knew what it was we were doing it would not be called research would it?
Albert Einstein   Category: Research

Prejudice is a raft onto which the shipwrecked mind clambers and paddles to safety.
Ben Hecht   Category: Prejudice

Be convinced that to be happy means to be free and that to be free means to be brave. Therefore do not take lightly the perils of war.
Thucydides   Category: Brave

I havent spoken to my mother-in-law for eighteen monthsI don't like to interrupt her.
Ken Dodd   Category: Unsorted

Grace was in all her steps heaven in her eye In every gesture dignity and love.
John Milton   Category: Government

Truth like a torch the more tis shook it shines.
William Hamilton   Category: Truth

Only a sadistic scoundrelor a fooltells the bald truth on social occasions.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Social

The survival of the fittest.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Evolution

Firmness of purpose is one of the most necessary sinews of character and one of the best instruments of success. Without it genius wastes its efforts in a maze of inconsistencies.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Firm

Since when is public safety the root password to the Constitution?
C. D. Tavares   Category: Constitution

I like the word indolence. It makes my laziness seem classy.
Bern Williams   Category: Lazy

Fans don't boo nobodies.
Reggie Jackson   Category: Baseball

If we continue to develop our technology without wisdom or prudence our servant may prove to be our executioner.
General Omar Nelson Bradley   Category: Technology

Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem.
J. Krishnamurti   Category: Problem

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that ones work is terribly important.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Ego

We cannot have peace among men whose hearts find delight in killing any living creature.
Rachel Louise Carson   Category: Unsorted

Being an old maid is like death by drowning a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferber   Category: Death

If people concentrated on the really important things in life there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larsen   Category: Fish

Life is too short to settle for anything less than a 110% effort!
Rick Irving   Category: Unsorted

The Internets been so great and its so nice to have fans do nice elaborate websites but I think the down side is some of the things... for real fans to go on and see that 90 percent of the information isnt true or to see pictures that arent really me or for them to be able to sell these things thats one of the down sides I think.
Denise Richards   Category: Internet

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann   Category: Housework

You can employ men and hire hands to work for you but you must win their hearts to have them work with you.
Tiorio   Category: Win

Dying Is an art like everything else. I do it exceptionally well.
Sylvia Plath   Category: Death

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

I am certain of nothing but the Holiness of the Heart's affections and the Truth of the Imagination.
John Keats   Category: Holiday

An Charlie hes my darling my darling my darling Charlie hes my darling the young Chevalier.
Robert Burns   Category: Truth

To see ourselves as others see us can be eye-opening. To see others as sharing a nature with ourselves is the merest decency. But it is from the far more difficult achievement of seeing ourselves amongst others as a local example of the forms human life has locally taken a case among cases a world among worlds that the largeness of mind without which objectivity is self-congratulation and tolerance a sham comes.
Clifford Geertz   Category: Others

Effort only fully releases its reward after a person refuses to quit.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Effort

To see a man fearless in dangers. untainted with lusts happy in adversity composed in a tumult and laughing at all those things which are generally either coveted or feared all men must acknowledge that this can be from nothing else but a beam of divinity that influences a mortal body.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: God

It came upon the midnight clear That glorious song of old.
Edmund H. Sears   Category: Unsorted

Thoughts shut up want air And spoil like bales unopend to the sun.
Edward Young   Category: Thief

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Desire

Your Business clothes are naturally attracted to staining liquids. This attraction is strongest just before an important meeting.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Clothes

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

Our life exempt from public haunt finds tongues in trees books in the running brooks sermons in stones and good in everything.
William Shakespeare   Category: Everything

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

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you its going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller   Category: Unsorted

Some women go through life turning on lamps in the evening. Others are themselves a light.
Helen Perkes   Category: Unsorted

I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Observe

A government is the only known vessel that leaks from the top.
James Reston   Category: Government

I'm not considered wealthy nor even well-to-do; I don't own my dwelling place and my car is far from new. But when I see my family all in the glow of health I know there's more than money to make me roll in wealth. And when my little blue-eyed girl with countenance so fair Puts her arms around me why I'm a millionaire!
Kay Kersey   Category: Unsorted

Man who say it cannot be done should not interrupt man doing it.
Proverb   Category: Cannot

The greatest and noblest pleasure which men can have in this world is to discover new truths; and the next is to shake off old prejudices.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Prejudice

Anatomy is destiny.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Body

He Leadeth Me
Victor Fleming   Category: Unsorted

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

Stolen kisses are always sweetest.
James Henry Leigh Hunt   Category: Kissing

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall   Category: Deeds

RUMOR n. A favorite weapon of the assassins of character.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Rumor

A billion here and a billion there and soon you're talking about real money.
Everett McKinley Dirksen   Category: Money

Remember one thing about democracy. We can have anything we want and at the same time we always end up with exactly what we deserve.
Edward F. Albee   Category: Unsorted

Honesty is incompatible with amassing a large fortune.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Amass

Death is nothing to us since when we are death has not come and when death has come we are not.
Epicurus   Category: Death

Even stumbling blocks can be used for re-construction.
Ernst R. Hauschka   Category: Unsorted

I don't believe anything. I only know some things to a greater degree of certainty than others.
John Ryman   Category: Belief

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

If you stop to be kind you must swerve often from your path.
Mary Webb   Category: If

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea and yet he will be making gods by dozens. different translation Man is certainly crazy. He could not make a mite and he makes gods by the dozen.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Religion

Where are the beginnings the endings and most important the middles?
Julio Cortázar   Category: Unsorted

That man is idle who can do something better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Idleness

War its thousands slays Peace its ten thousands.
Porteus   Category: Unsorted

Here tulips bloom as they are told; Unkempt about those hedges blows An English unofficial rose.
Rupert Brook   Category: Unsorted

Everyone who gets sleepy at night should have a simple decent place to lay their heads on terms they can afford to pay.
Millard Dean Fuller   Category: Night

What I admire in Columbus is not his having discovered a world but his having gone to search for it on the faith of an opinion.
A. Robert Turgot   Category: Unsorted

I hate women because they always know where things are.
James Thurber   Category: Loquacity

The greatest mistake is trying to be more agreeable than you can be.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Agreement

Apathy is the glove into which evil slips its hand.
Bodie Thoene   Category: Apathy

America has furnished to the world the character of Washington. And if our American institutions had done nothing else that alone would have entitled them to the respect of mankind.
Daniel Webster   Category: President

But the case has proved that to be true which Appius says in his songs that each man is the maker of his own fate.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Unsorted

God does arithmetic.
Karl Friedrich Gauss   Category: Arithmetic

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you are aboard there is nothing you can do about it.
Golda Meir   Category: Age

The mass never comes up to the standard of its best member but on the contrary degrades itself to a level with the lowest.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Masses

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey who is born with the right to command?
Tom G. Palmer   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

PAIN n. An uncomfortable frame of mind that may have a physical basis in something that is being done to the body or may be purely mental caused by the good fortune of another.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Envy

Your expectation opens or closes the doors of your supply. If you expect grand things and work honestly for them they will come to you your supply will correspond with your expectation.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Unsorted

There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.
Jeremy S. Anderson   Category: Technology

The natural flights of the human mind are not from pleasure to pleasure but from hope to hope.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Hope

Seasons of mists and mellow fruitfulness Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun; Conspiring with him how to load and bless With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run; To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core; To swell the gourd and plump the hazel shells With a sweet kernel; to set budding more And still more later flowers for the bees Until they think warm days will never cease For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
John Keats   Category: Autumn

A grateful mind By owing owes not but still pays at once Indebted and dischargd.
John Milton   Category: Gratitude

The Constitution of the United States of America We the people of the United States in order to form a more perfect union establish justice insure domestic tranquility provide for the common defense promote the general welfare and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
U.S. Constitution   Category: Constitution

We are all tattooed in our cradles with the beliefs of our tribe; the record may seem superficial but it is indelible. You cannot educate a man wholly out of superstitious fears which were implanted in his imagination no matter how utterly his reason may reject them.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Belief

Heaven never helps the man who will not act.
Sophocles   Category: Action

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness starving hysterical naked.
Alan Ginsberg   Category: Madness

April is the cruelest month breeding Lilacs out of the dead land mixing Memory and desire stirring Dull roots with spring rain. Winter kept us warm covering Earth in a forgetful snow feeding A little life with dried tubers.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Spring

Work is the best of all psychotherapy in my opinion.... As well might we expect a patient to recover without food as to recover without work.
Richard Clarke Cabot   Category: Unsorted

The basic fact about human existence is not that it is A tragedy but that it is a bore.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Life

There are two kinds of failures: The man who will do nothing he is told and the man who will do nothing else.
Dr. Perle Thompson   Category: Ambition

And to think I did all that and may I say not in a shy way.
Paul Anka   Category: Unsorted

A discovery is said to be an accident meeting a prepared mind.
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi de Nagyraolt   Category: Discovery

Reality is that which refuses to go away when I stop believing in it.
Phillip K. Dick   Category: Reality

He that lets the small things bind him leaves the great undone behind him.
Piet Hein   Category: Unsorted

I prefer winter and fall when you feel the bone structure of the landscape – the loneliness of it – the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it – the whole story doesnt show.
Andrew Wyeth   Category: Unsorted

Socrates said Bad men live that they may eat and drink whereas good men eat and drink that they may live.
Plutarch   Category: Gluttony

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

Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
Oliver Cromwell   Category: Integrity

Talent is nurtured in solitude; character is formed in the stormy billows of the world.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Talent

A bare assertion is not necessarily the naked truth.
George D. Prentice   Category: Truth

The great mountains of the world are a great remedy if men but did know it against our modern discontent and ambitions. In the hills is wisdoms fount. They are deep in time.
E. R. (Eric Rucker) Eddison   Category: Unsorted

Only through art can we emerge from ourselves and know what another person sees.
Marcel Proust   Category: Art

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

Don't complain to others about your troubles. Half of them don't care and the other half are glad.
Emmett Smith   Category: Complacency

In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Defeat

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

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

Words of love are works of love.
William Rounseville Alger   Category: Unsorted

To be seventy years old is like climbing the Alps. You reach a snow-crowned summit and see behind you the deep valley stretching miles and miles away and before you other summits higher and whiter which you may have strength to climb or may not. Then you sit down and meditate and wonder which it will be.
Lillian Smith   Category: Age

Her suffering ended with the day Yet lived she at its close And breathed the long long night away In statue-like repose.
James Aldrich   Category: Unsorted

It is within the experience of everyone that when pleasure and pain reach a certain intensity they are indistinguishable.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Pain

The mind is like a TV set when it goes blank its a good idea to turn off the sound.
Unknown   Category: Brain

Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain   Category: Do

Hell madame is to love no longer.
Georges Bernanos   Category: Love

What hath night to do with sleep?
John Milton   Category: Night

Communication is something so simple and difficult that we can never put it in simple words.
T.S. Matthews   Category: Unsorted

I wash my hands of the whole matter.
Proverb   Category: Quit

Heavn hath no rage like love to hatred turnd Nor Hell a fury like a woman scornd.
William Congreve   Category: Fury

If you want others to be happy practice compassion. If you want to be happy practice compassion.
The 14th Dalai Lama   Category: Compassion

INDIGESTION n. A disease which the patient and his friends frequently mistake for deep religious conviction and concern for the salvation of mankind.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Disease

The opera aint over until the fat lady sings.
Daniel John Cook   Category: Finish

After dark all cats are leopards.
Proverb   Category: Bravado

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

Heed ye Flower Bush and Tree By the Lady Blessed Be. Where the rippling waters go Cast a stone and truth youll know.
Dragon Willow   Category: Unsorted

Both tears and sweat are salty but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.
Jesse Jackson   Category: Unsorted

I hearI forget I seeI learn I doI understand.
Gennady V. Oster   Category: Unsorted

Judge not that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete it shall be measured to you again.
The Bible   Category: Hypocrisy

The only thing worse than watching a bad movie is being in one.
Elvis Presley   Category: Movies

Action is transitorya step a blow; The motion of a muscle this way or that.
William Wordsworth   Category: Action

Our chiefs are killed.... The little children are freezing to death.... My people have no blankets no food.... My heart is sick and sad.... I will fight no more forever.
Chief Joseph   Category: War

When I read about the evils of drinking I gave up reading.
Trent Redman   Category: Alcohol

It would be naive to think that the problems plaguing mankind today can be solved with means and methods which were applied or seemed to work in the past.
Mikhail Sergeyivich Gorbachev   Category: Method

As the problems are new we must disenthrall ourselves from the past.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Past

Don't put off for tomorrow what you can do today because if you enjoy it today you can do it again tomorrow.
James Albert Michener   Category: Today

Colour makes a difference. Gender makes a difference. Ethnicity makes a difference. Acting as if they don't will create more problems than it will solve
James Jones   Category: Unsorted

I am ready to die for my Lord that in my blood the Church may obtain liberty and peace.
Thomas a Becket   Category: Last

If people concentrated on the really important things in life thered be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larson   Category: Fish

Maybe Computer Science should be in the College of Theology.
R. S. Barton   Category: Unsorted

Only in dreams of spring Shall I ever see again The flowering of my cherry trees.
Frances Hodgson Burnett   Category: Unsorted

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

There is nothing which God cannot do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Education

Why does a slight tax increase cost you two hundred dollars and a substantial tax cut save you thirty cents?
Peg Bracken   Category: Cut

One is not likely to achieve understanding from the explanation of another.
Takuan Soho   Category: Unsorted

New opinions are always suspected and usually opposed without any other reason but because they are not already common.
John Locke   Category: Opinion

In order to succeed you must fail so that you know what not to do the next time.
   Category: Success

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

Money cant buy friends but you can get a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan   Category: Happiness

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.
Edmund Burke   Category: Apathy

Everyone suspects himself of at least one of the cardinal virtues and this is mine: I am one of the few honest people that I have ever known.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Virtue

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

When the righteous man turneth away from his righteousness that he hath committed and doeth that which is neither quite lawful nor quite right he will generally be found to have gained in amiability what he has lost in holiness.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Self

My little old dog a heartbeat at my feet.
Edith Wharton   Category: Dog

When you make a mistake don't look back at it long. Take the reason of the thing into your mind and then look forward. Mistakes are lessons of wisdom. The past cannot be changed. The future is yet in your power.
Hugh White   Category: Unsorted

A Conservative government is an organized hypocrisy.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Conservative

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

A reputation once broken may possibly be repaired but the world will always keep their eyes on the spot where the crack was.
Bishop Joseph Hall   Category: Reputation

There is a special kind of girl who goes where the action is but only if the action is the right kind.... Who centers the happy storm about her but doesnt stir up one. Who makes a mere event a happening. Who isnt content with contentment. Who doesnt fight the inevitable nor ignore opportunitiesbut who joins forces with time and fate and rises to every occasion. This special kind of girl knows that the way she moves the way she speaks the fragrance about her and the good things she does mark the difference between herself and the girl who just doesnt really care enough about being a girl. This special kind of girl makes up her own mind after careful prayerful thought. She sets her own image. She's tasteful individual exciting. Shes worthwhile and a breath of sweet life.
Elaine Cannon   Category: Girl

I often regret having come into this petty world; not that I hate the world. No ... I love the world I love high society and even the demimonde since Im a sort of demimondaine myself. But what have I come to do on this Earth which is so earthly and so earthy? Do I have duties to perform here? have I come here to carry out a missiona commission? Have I been sent here to amuse myself? to enjoy myself a little? ... to forget the miseries of a beyond which I no longer remember? Am I not unwelcome here? What should I say to all these questions? Thinking almost from the moment of my arrival that I was doing some good down here I began to play a few musical airs which I myself had invented.... All my troubles stemmed from there.
Erik Satie   Category: Unsorted

Any man whose errors take ten years to correct is quite a man.
J. Robert Oppenheimer   Category: Error

We are often able because we think we are able.
J. Hawes   Category: Evil

Mark all mathematical heads which be wholly and only bent on these sciences how solitary they be themselves how unfit to live with others how unapt to serve the world.
Roger Ascham   Category: Unsorted

Unless we think of others and do something for them we miss one of the greatest sources of happiness.
Ray Lyman Wilbur   Category: Volunteer

If you want to be successful know what you are doing love what you are doing and believe in what you are doing.
Will Rogers   Category: Do

Yet is every man his own greatest enemy and as it were his own executioner.
Sir Thomas Browne   Category: Endure

Opera once was an important social instrument especially in Italy. With Rossini and Verdi people were listening to opera together and having the same catharsis with the same story the same moral dilemmas. They were holding hands in the darkness. That has gone. Now perhaps they are holding hands watching television.
Luciano Berio   Category: Unsorted

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

To fly from need not be to hate mankind.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Misanthrope

Among the many misdeeds of the British rule in India history will look upon the act depriving a whole nation of arms as the blackest.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Gun

Everyone has a talent. What is rare is the courage to follow the talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong   Category: Genius

Few men speak humbly of humility chastely of chastity skeptically of skepticism.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Hypocrisy

When asked what it was like to set about proving something the mathematician likened proving a theorem to seeing the peak of a mountain and trying to climb to the top. One establishes a base camp and begins scaling the mountains sheer face encountering obstacles at every turn often retracing ones steps and struggling every foot of the journey. Finally when the top is reached one stands examining the peak taking in the view of the surrounding countrysideand then noting the automobile road up the other side!
Robert J. Kleinhenz   Category: Unsorted

Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Gravity

He who is firm in will molds the world to himself.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Will

Over grown military establishments are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty and are to be regarded as particularly hostile to republican liberty.
George Washington   Category: Military

American business long ago gave up on demanding that prospective employees be honest and hardworking. It has even stopped hoping for employees who are educated enough that they can tell the difference between the men's room and the women's room without having little pictures on the doors.
Dave Barry   Category: Work

Only learn to seize good fortune for good fortune is always here.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Fortune

Aside from the strictly moral standpoint honesty is not only the best policy but the only possible policy from the standpoint of business relations. The fulfillment of the pledged word is of equal necessity to the conduct of all business. If we expect and demand virtue and honor in others the flame of both must burn brightly within ourselves and shed their light to illuminate the erstwhile dark corners of distrust and dishonesty.... The truthful answer rests for the most part within ourselves for like begets like. Honesty begets honesty; trust trust; and so on through the whole category of desirable practices that must govern and control the worlds affairs.
James Franklin Bell   Category: Unsorted

What a fool cannot learn he laughs at thinking that by his laughter he shows superiority instead of latent idiocy.
Marie Corelli   Category: Fool

One murder made a villain Millions a hero. Princes were privileged To kill and numbers sanctified the crime.
Beilby Porteus   Category: Death

T is woman that seduces all mankind; By her we first were taught the wheedling arts.
John Gay   Category: Unsorted

You must accept the truth from whatever source it comes.
Rabbi Moses ben Maimon Maimonides   Category: Truth

To set the mind above the appetites is the end of abstinence which if not a virtue is the groundwork of a virtue.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Abstinence

One cannot think well love well sleep well if one has not dined well.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Time

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The Bible   Category: Marriage

If the power to do hard work is not talent it is the best substitute for it.
James Abram Garfield   Category: Talent

There is a foolish corner in the brain of the wisest man.
Aristotle   Category: Fool

SERIAL n. A literary work usually a story that is not true creeping through several issues of a newspaper or magazine.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Creep

Cover her face; mine eyes dazzle; she died young.
John Webster   Category: Death

Never keep up with the Jones. Drag them down to your level.
Quetin Crisp   Category: Competence

If confusion is the first step to knowledge I must be a genius.
Larry Leissner   Category: Confuse

Somewhere out in this audience may even be someone who will one day follow my footsteps and preside over the White House as the presidents spouse. I wish him well!
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: President

To be surprised to wonder is to begin to understand.
Jose Ortega y Gasset   Category: Intellectual

Tis with our judgments as our watchesnone Go just alike yet each believes his own.
Alexander Pope   Category: Alike

It is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest.
Dr. Albert Schweitzer   Category: Unsorted

Most people don't know or don't accept the fact that if they had no thoughts they would be happy.
Anthony Damiani   Category: Unsorted

Either do as your neighbors do or move away.
Proverb   Category: Conformity

The highest form of guitar soloing is saying something in 16 bars and not wasting a note. You cant aspire to anything finer in a pop record. Ive never gone for gratuitous soloing. The most predictable thing in the world is to wank on guitar for days on end. Its like weight lifting. Im not impressed by it
Elliot Easton   Category: Unsorted

I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out of me.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Alcohol

Adversity cause some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Adversity

Fools' names like fools' faces Are often seen in public places.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Name

Socrates said he was not an Athenian or a Greek but a citizen of the world.
Plutarch   Category: Mankind

Very few of the great leaders ever get through their careers without failing sometimes dramatically.
Philip Crosby   Category: Factory

A magician pulls rabbits out of hats. An experimental psychologist pulls habits out of rats.
Unknown   Category: Magic

Do not let fear confine your life Inside a shell of doubt; A turtle never moves until His head is sticking out.
Charles Ghigna   Category: Unsorted

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

TURKEY n. A large bird whose flesh when eaten on certain religious anniversaries has the peculiar property of attesting piety and gratitude. Incidentally it is pretty good eating.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Bird

Mademoiselle from St. Nazaire She never heard of underwear.
Red Rowley   Category: Unsorted

PRESENT n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Eternity

Music when soft voices die Vibrates in the memory; Odors when sweet violets sicken Live within the sense they quicken. Rose leaves when the rose is dead Are heaped for the beloveds bed; And so thy thoughts when thou art gone Love itself shall slumber on.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Memory

Behind every great fortune there is a crime.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Crime

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Sir William Osler   Category: Dogma

He who resolves never to ransack any mind but his own will be soon reduced from mere barrenness to the poorest of all imitations; he will be obliged to imitate himself and to repeat what he has before often repeated.
Sir Joshua Reynolds   Category: Unsorted

Of his own death: So here it is at last the distinguished thing.
Henry James   Category: Unsorted

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

The public will believe anything so long as it is not founded on truth.
Dame Edith Sitwell   Category: Belief

The same stream of life that runs through the world runs through my veins night and day in rhythmic measure. It is the same life that shoots in joy through the dust of the earth into numberless waves of flowers.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Flower

My soul do not search for immortal life but exhaust the boundaries of possibility.
Pindar   Category: Unsorted

Style used to be an interaction between the human soul and tools that were limiting. In the digital era it will have to come from the soul alone.
Jaron Lanier   Category: Computer

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

Everyone sings the song of life off key every once in awhile.
Caroline Yawn   Category: Unsorted

Anger begins in folly and ends in repentance.
Pythagoras   Category: Anger

Anyone who works is a fool. I don't work I merely inflict myself upon the public.
Robert Morley   Category: Unsorted

An idea can turn to dust or magic depending on the talent that rubs against it.
William Bernbach   Category: Idea

The fishermen know the sea is dangerous and the storm terrible but they have never found these dangers sufficient reason for remaining ashore.
Vincent van Gogh   Category: Danger

Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first.
Mark Twain   Category: Dogma

To say the you behaved like animals is offensive to the animal creation because animals of the farmyard and field have an innate sense of decency.
Justice Cusack   Category: Unsorted

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Kill

What was Watergate? A little bugging!
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Water

He who is only just is cruel. Who on earth could live were all judged justly?
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Judge

And while the law of competition may be sometimes hard for the individual it is best for the race because it ensures the survival of the fittest in every department.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Competition

The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause is stronger than all the hosts of error.
William Jennings Bryan   Category: Cause

Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Governments purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal well-meaning but without understanding.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Danger

There are two primary forces in this world fear and faith. Fear can move you to destructiveness or sickness or failure. Only in rare instances will it motivate you to accomplishment. But faith is a greater force. Faith can drive itself into your consciousness and set you free from fear forever.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Faith

Our greatest opportunities for advancing productivity and improving living standards are to be found in the field of human relationships. Having achieved a better understanding of each other and their common responsibility to consumers and investors both management and labor should do all in their power to educate the American public to understanding of the simple economic facts that underlie our industrial and business relationships.
Louis Ruthenburg   Category: Unsorted

The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Soul

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

He does not possess wealth that allows it to possess him.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Wealth

The legitimate powers of government extend to such acts only as are injurious to others. But 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: Religion

Fifty or sixty shooters had already arrived and managed to look studiously bored. I knew a few of them and nodded politely. No one asked me to sit next to them nor would I have accepted if they had. Its better that way in case you end up on opposite sides of a fight and a whole lot safer. Friends can betray you. Strangers cant.
William C. Deitz   Category: Unsorted

Storys to rede ar delitabill Suppos that thai be nocht bot fabill.
John Barbour   Category: Unsorted

He who has not the weakness of friendship has not the strength.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Strength

Sex and beauty are inseparable like life and consciousness. And the intelligence which goes with sex and beauty and arises out of sex and beauty is intuition.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Beauty

We knew before we came (to earth) that there would be many adverse circumstances to test us: accidents sickness and disease to prove us; temptations and distractions to try us; disappointments discouragements reverses failures and all kinds of situations to determine our character.
Robert E. Wells   Category: Character

Love friendship and smiles are like currency. If they are hoarded no one gets the vbenefit of them; if they are kept in circulation everyone benefits and again like money they always accumulate something in transit.
Nellie Revell   Category: Unsorted

Im not a driven businessman but a driven artist. I never think about money. Beautiful things make money.
Lord Acton   Category: Art

For of the soul the body form doth take: For soul is form and and doth the body make.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Unsorted

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt   Category: Goals

Now I have finished with all earthly business and high time too. Yes yes my dear child now comes death. Lehár Franz (1870 - 1948)
Franz Lehár   Category: Last

I don't pay good wages because I have a lot of money; I have a lot of money because I pay good wages.
Robert Bosch   Category: Money

The traditional mathematics professor of the popular legend is absentminded. He usually appears in public with a lost umbrella in each hand. He prefers to face the blackboard and to turn his back to the class. He writes a he says b he means c; but it should be d. Some of his sayings are handed down from generation to generation. In order to solve this differential equation you look at it till a solution occurs to you. This principle is so perfectly general that no particular application of it is possible. Geometry is the science of correct reasoning on incorrect figures. My method to overcome a difficulty is to go round it. What is the difference between method and device? A method is a device which you used twice.
George Polyá   Category: Mathematics

There is no fire like passion there is no shark like hatred there is no snare like folly there is no torrent like greed.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Dog

He is a fool who cannot be angry; but he is a wise man who will not.
Plato   Category: Anger

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes   Category: Problem

The flowers anew returning seasons bring! But beauty faded has no second spring.
Ambrose Philips   Category: Beauty

I am not a Virginian I am an American.
Patrick Henry   Category: Government

A soldier will fight long and hard for a bit of colored ribbon.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Military

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

The best place to find God is in a garden. You can dig for him there.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Garden

The opposition is indispensable. A good statesman like any other sensible human being always learns more from his opponents than from his fervent supporters.
Walter Lippmann   Category: Indispensable

What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Ahead

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

To love one that is great is almost to be great ones self.
Suzanne Necker   Category: Love

Anyone who stops learning is old whether this happens at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps on learning not only remains young but becomes constantly more valuable regardless of physical capacity.
Harvey Ullman   Category: Age

Address to Albert Einstein: You are not thinking. You are merely being logical.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Unsorted

Faith is not like a deed to a house in which one may live with full rights of possession. It is more like a kit of tools with which a man may build him a house. The tools will be worth just what he does with them. When he lays them down they will have no value until he takes them up again.
Lloyd Cassel Douglas   Category: Unsorted

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

There is no remedy for time misspent; No healing for the waste of idleness Whose very languor is a punishment Heavier than active souls can feel or guess.
Aubrey De Vere   Category: Unsorted

Theories are more common than achievements in the history of education.
Sir Richard Livingstone   Category: Education

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

There are many who wait for their ships to come in For their ships to come in from the sea. This question they ask as they watch and wait: Will a ship come home to me? The answer comes swift from a voyager old A voyager weathered and gray: Have you sent forth a craft with a cargo friend? A craft that might some in today? There are many who long for their ships to come in That they from their cares may be free; But how could a ship come home to them When they've sent no craft to sea?
Unknown   Category: Ship

Canadians are cold so much of the time that many of them leave instructions to be cremated.
Cynthia Nelms   Category: Unsorted

Capability means imagination.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Imagination

The most savage controversies are about those matters as to which there is no good evidence either way.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Controversy

Plant and your spouse plants with you; weed and you weed alone.
Dennis Breeze   Category: Unsorted

About all you can do in life is be who you are. Some people will love you for you. Most will love you for what you can do for them and some wont like you at all.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Love

If everybodys thinking alike somebody isnt thinking.
Proverb   Category: Thief

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

Useless laws weaken the necessary laws.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Law

Expedients are for the hour; principles for the ages.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Principle

There are two ways of exerting ones strength: one is pushing down the other is pulling up.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Strength

One of the pleasures of reading old letters is the knowledge that they need no answer.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Letter

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
Samuel Gompers   Category: Labor

Egotism is the anesthetic that dulls the pain of stupidity.
Frank Leahy   Category: Conceit

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Marlon Brando   Category: Acquaintance

Every garden is a chore sometimes but no real garden is nothing but a chore.
Nancy Grasby   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Happiness is not a reward it is a consequence. Suffering is not a punishment it is a result.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Happiness

When you clench your fist no one can put anything in you hand nor can your hand pick up anything.
Alex Haley   Category: Unsorted

Youth is the first victim of war; the first fruit of peace. It takes 20 years or more of peace to make a man; it takes only 20 seconds of war to destroy him.
King Baudouin I   Category: Peace

Only the shallow know themselves.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Know

How sad would be November if we had no knowledge of the spring!
Edwin Way Teale   Category: Knowledge

Except our own thoughts there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes   Category: Power

Assassination has never changed the history of the world.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Assassination

Borrow trouble for yourself if thats your nature but don't lend it to your neighbors.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Anxiety

The shortest distance between two points is under construction.
Noelie Altile   Category: Distance

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

We neither get better or worse as we get older but more like ourselves.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Age

Vows begin when hope dies.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Hope

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

What sane person could live in this world and not be crazy?
Ursula K. LeGuin   Category: Insanity

Australia is a lucky country run mainly by second-rate people who share its luck.
Donald Horne   Category: Unsorted

Mans life would be wretched and confined if it were to miss the candid intimacy developed by mutual trust and esteem.
Edwin Dummer   Category: Unsorted

The mountains are fountains of men as well as of rivers of glaciers and of fertile soil. The great poets philosophers prophets able men whose thoughts and deeds have moved the world have come down from the mountains.
John Muir   Category: Mountains

There is a healthful hardiness about real dignity that never dreads contact and communion with others however humble.
Washington Irving   Category: Dignity

A thought which does not result in an action is nothing much and an action which does not proceed from a thought is nothing at all.
Georges Bernanos   Category: Action

Now I began to realize what adversity really meant. I felt ashamed to meet anyone. Some of those persons who had courted our society when we were flourishing in business now that adversity had overtaken us would pass us by without recognition. I began to learn the hollowness of so-called society.
Wandle Mace   Category: Adversity

The leader must know must know that he knows and must be able to make it abundantly clear to those about him that he knows.
Clarence R. Randall   Category: Leadership

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

My life has been a tapestry of rich and royal hue an everlasting vision of the everchanging view.
Carole King   Category: Unsorted

If you ask mathematicians what they do yo always get the same answer. They think. They think about difficult and unusual problems. They do not think about ordinary problems: they just write down the answers.
M. Egrafov   Category: Unsorted

Good manners are made up of petty sacrifices.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Manners

Don't let your ego get too close to your position so that if your position gets shot down, your ego doesn't go with it.
Colin Powell   Category: Ego

Yet he was jealous though he did not show it For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Jealous

Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving.
Rosalind Russell   Category: Unsorted

Humor is just another defense against the universe.
Mel Brooks   Category: Humor

Our observation of nature must be diligent our reflection profound and our experiments exact. We rarely see these three means combined; and for this reason creative geniuses are not common.
Denis Diderot   Category: Genius

A brilliant man would find a way not to fight a war.
Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto   Category: Unsorted

He despises what he sought; and he seeks that which he lately threw away.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Satisfied

Though shalt not suffer a witch to live.
The Bible   Category: Witch

And the heart that is soonest awake to the flowers Is always the first to be touchd by the thorns.
Charles Lamb   Category: Flower

It seems like such a terrible shame that innocent civilians have to get hurt in wars otherwise combat would be such a wonderfully healthy way to rid the human race of unneeded trash.
Fred Woodworth   Category: War

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes him.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Lazy

No animal is so inexhaustable as an excited infant.
Amy Leslie   Category: Baby

Winning isnt everything but the will to win is everything.
Vincent Lombardi   Category: Everything

Poverty is the mother of crime.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Crime

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

There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Service

Everybody has his own theater in which he is manager actor prompter playwrite sceneshifter boxkeeper doorkeeper all in one and audience into the bargain.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Audience

Every man is a borrower and a mimic life is theatrical and literature a quotation.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Borrow

Since nothing we intend is ever faultless and nothing we attempt ever without error and nothing we achieve without some measure of finitude and fallibility we call humanness we are saved by forgiveness.
David Augsburger   Category: Unsorted

There comes a time in every mans life and Ive had many of them…
Casey Stengel   Category: Unsorted

When Shakespeare is charged with debts to his authors Landor replies Yet he was more original than his originals. He breathed upon dead bodies and brought them into life.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Original

The best way to garden is to put on a wide–brimmed straw hat and some old clothes. And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other tell somebody else where to dig.
Texas Bix Bender   Category: Unsorted

[On the Gaussian curve remarked to Poincare:] Experimentalists think that it is a mathematical theorem while the mathematicians believe it to be an experimental fact.
Gabriel Lippman   Category: Unsorted

When music fails to agree to the ear to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses then it had missed the point.
Maria Callas   Category: Ears

The world is governed more by appearances than by realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Daniel Webster   Category: Appearance

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

They say God is everywhere and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson   Category: God

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell   Category: Clear

We have to keep trying things were not sure we can pull off. If we just do the things we know we can do... you don't grow as much. You got to take those chances on making those big mistakes.
Cybill Shepherd   Category: Unsorted

If you have ten thousand regulations you destroy all respect for the law.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Law

The world is a spiritual kindergarten where thousands of bewildered infants are trying to spell GOD with the wrong blocks.
Edward Arlington Robinson   Category: Unsorted

Men take only their needs into consideration never their abilities.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Needs

Every name of God and each attribute are but shadows of the Reality limited manifestations of the Limitless as time is an attribute of Eternity mind an attribute of Consciousness flame an attribute of Fire.
C. Spurgeon Medhurst   Category: Unsorted

Genius is an African who dreams up snow.
Vladimir Nabokov   Category: Dream

I like a tombstone cuz it weathers well and if it stands or if it crumbles only time will tell. and you can carve my name in marble you must cut it deep; therell be no dancing on the gravestone you must let me sleep.
Suzanne Vega   Category: Unsorted

Whoever can surprise well must conquer.
John Paul Jones   Category: Conquer

Imagine if every Thursday your shoes exploded if you tied them the usual way. This happens to us all the time with computers and nobody thinks of complaining.
Jeff Raskin   Category: Computer

It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by any one but himself as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Cheating

For happiness one needs security but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Happiness

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
Thomas Paine   Category: If

We have to succeed so we will.
H. Ross Perot   Category: Will

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

A mans ideal like his horizon is constantly receding from him as he advances toward it.
W. G. T. Shedd   Category: Unsorted

If there's anything a public servant hates to do it's something for the public.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Politics

Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Book

The need to be right all the time is the biggest bar to new ideas. It is better to have enough ideas for some of them to be wrong than to be always right by having no ideas at all.
Edward de Bono   Category: Right

Men acquire a particular quality by constantly acting in a particular way.
Aristotle   Category: Acquaintance

Giving names to things is a way of knowing them and of seeing them as well. Knowledge deals importantly in names and naming requires the sort of vision that discerns that these two objects are of the same kind and those other two are not.
Allen Lacey   Category: Garden

The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness call it intuition or what you will and the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why.
Albert Einstein   Category: Intellect

If you have to ask you cant afford it!
J. Pierpont Morgan   Category: Unsorted

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

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

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 only sensible ends of literature are first the pleasurable toil of writing; second the gratification of ones family and friends; and lastly the solid cash.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Literature

When love and skill work together expect a masterpiece.
John Ruskin   Category: Love

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

He that can apprehend and consider vice with all her baits and seeming pleasures and yet abstain and yet distinguish and yet prefer that which is truly better he is the true wayfaring Christian. I cannot praise a fugitive and cloistered virtue unexercised and unbreathed that never sallies out and sees her adversary but slinks out of the race where that immortal garland is to be run for not without dust and heat. Assuredly we bring not innocence into the world we bring impurity much rather: that which purifies us is trial and trial is by what is contrary.
John Milton   Category: Vice

A traveler without observation is a bird without wings.
Saadi   Category: Travel

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

Its important that people know what you stand for. Its equally important that they know what you wont stand for.
Mary H. Waldrip   Category: Principle

He gave me a look at myself Ive never had before. He saw something in me nobody else ever did. He made me see it too. He made me believe it.
Judy Garland   Category: Unsorted

You cannot hold back a good laugh any more than you can the tide. Both are forces of nature.
William Rotsler   Category: Laugh

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

Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality but an escape from personality.
T. S. Eliot   Category: Poetry

Actors speak of things imaginary as if they were real while you preachers often speak of things real as if they were imaginary.
Thomas Betterton   Category: Preach

In questions of this sort there are two things to be observed. First that the truth of the Scriptures be inviolably maintained. Secondly since Scripture doth admit of diverse interpretations that no one cling to any particular exposition with such pertinacity that if what he supposed to be the teaching of Scripture should afterward turn out to be clearly false he should nevertheless still presume to put it forward lest thereby the sacred Scriptures should be exposed to the derision of unbelievers and the way of salvation should be closed to them.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Unsorted

Arguments derived from probabilities are idle.
Plato   Category: Argument

Excess generally causes reaction and produces a change in the opposite direction whether it be in the seasons or in individuals or in government.
Plato   Category: Excess

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.
Walt Whitman   Category: Poetry

You already know enough to go to hell.
David A. Christensen   Category: Unsorted

Nature soon takes over if the gardener is absent.
Penepole Hobhouse   Category: Nature

The English gave Australia its laws the Scots its money and the Irish its humor.
Edmund Campion   Category: Humor

Evil is unspectacular and always human And shares our bed and eats at our own table.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Evil

We do not really feel grateful toward those who make our dreams come true; they ruin our dreams.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Hope

The future will be better tomorrow.
Dan Quayle   Category: Tomorrow

A nail is driven out by another nail; habit is overcome by habit.
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Habit

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

Deprived of the company of fools a great wit does not seem half so clever.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Unsorted

Man wants but little; nor that little long.
Edward Young   Category: Life

We were all born with wings. In times of doubt: spread them.
Kevin Meyers   Category: Unsorted

A difference of taste in jokes is a great strain on the affections.
George Eliot   Category: Diet

Tusi   Category: Unsorted

Spring Spring the sweet Spring is the years pleasant king; Then blooms each thing then maids dance in a ring Cold doth not sting the pretty birds do sing Cuckoo jug-jug pu-we to-witta-woo! The palm and may make country houses gay Lambs frisk and play the shepherds pipe all day And we hear aye birds tune this merry lay Cuckoo jug-jug pu-we to-witta-woo! The fields breathe sweet the daisies kiss our feet Young lovers meet old wives a-sunning sit; In every street these tunes our ears do greet Cuckoo jug-jug pu-we to-witta-woo! Spring! the sweet Spring!
Thomas Nashe   Category: Unsorted

The faculty of imagination is both the rudder and the bridle of the senses.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Illusions

The victor belongs to the spoils.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Victory

We have made the Reich by propaganda.
Paul Joseph Goebbels   Category: Propaganda

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

They have computers and they may have other weapons of mass destruction.
Janet Reno   Category: Computer

Dreams are todays answers to tomorrows questions.
Edgar Cayce   Category: Dream

In P. Davis and R. Hersh The Mathematical Experience Boston: Birkhäuser 1981.
Rudoph E. Langer   Category: Unsorted

Act nothing in a furious passion. Its putting to sea in a storm.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Passion

Work is a four-letter word.
Morrissey   Category: Work

Love is an ocean of emotions entirely surrounded by expenses.
Lord Thomas Dewar   Category: Love

I will know what you are if you tell me what you think about when you don't have to think.
David Oman McKay   Category: Self

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

We are here on earth to workto work long hard arduous hours to work until our backs ache and our tired muscles knot to work all our days. This mortal probation is one in which we are to eat our bread in the sweat of our faces until we return to the dust from whence we came. Work is the law of life; it is the ruling principle in the lives of the Saints.
Bruce R. McConkie   Category: Unsorted

What the superior man seeks is in himself: what the small man seeks is in others.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Seek

You never know yourself till you know more than your body.
Thomas Traherne   Category: Unsorted

Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.
Dr. Jonas Edward Salk   Category: Ancestors

War is not nice.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: War

Tradition lives because young people come along who catch its romance and add new glories to it.
Michael Novak   Category: Unsorted

Where there is no vision the people perish....
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Vision

Necessity is the mother of taking chances.
Mark Twain   Category: Necessity

Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them and pretty soon you have a dozen.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Idea

Anger is one of the sinews of the Soul; he that wants it hath a maimed mind.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Anger

Hope is the feeling you have that feeling you have isnt permanent.
Jean Kerr   Category: Hope

Be kind for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.
Plato   Category: Kindness

The conception of Godhead formed by some devout philosophers and mystics has quite rightly been so immeasurably vast though still assuredly utterly inadequate and necessarily beneath reality that the notion of a God revealed in human formborn sufferin
Sir Oliver Joseph Lodge   Category: Unsorted

Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer in his lifetime for the good of the community.
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Wealth

It is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Begin

It is now the moment when by common consent we pause to become conscious of our national life and to rejoice in it to recall what our country has done for each of us and to ask ourselves what we can do for our country in return.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Country

I don't want people who want to dance; I want people who have to dance.
George Balanchine   Category: Force

The Dark Continent Africa.
Sir Henry Morton Stanley   Category: Africa

There is nothing harder than the softness of indifference.
Juan Montalvo   Category: Indifference

Even with a dull ax you can blaze a trail.
Robert Powers   Category: Unsorted

Clemency is also a revolutionary measure.
Camille Desmoulins   Category: Unsorted

By poetry we mean the art of employing words in such a manner as to produce an illusion on the imagination; the art of doing by means of words what the painter does by means of colors.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Poetry

To find fulfillment ... don't exist with life embrace it.
Jim Beggs   Category: Unsorted

A well-regulated Militia being necessary to the security of a free State the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.
Bill of Rights   Category: Gun

Wishing you happiness always! Go placidly amid the noise and the haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. .... Therefore be at peace with God whatever you conceive Him to be. And whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham drudgery and broken dreams it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.
Max Ehrmann   Category: Sick

It ain't over till its over.
Yogi Berra   Category: End

PLEONASM n. An army of words escorting a corporal of thought.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Word

Be cautious but not too cautious; do not be too much Afraid of making a mistake; a man who never makes a mistake will make nothing.
Sir John Lubbock   Category: Mistake

Nothing is so useless as a general maxim.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Nothing

I have my faults but changing my tune is not one of them.
Samuel Beckett   Category: Wrong

Experience is in the fingers and head. The heart is inexperienced.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Experience

Paul using the examples of differing opinions about food and days among the believers in Rome teaches that Christians should not despise or judge others. He does not advise them to find a happy medium between the contending opinions or to average the two extremes in a compromise. On the contrary he admonished them that every one be fully convinced in his own mind (Rom. 14:5) because God is able to make both stand as both of them are serving the Lord in obedience to their individual convictions of His will.... Each of us has to find personally what is the will of God for his own life and let all others meet their responsibility to do the same.... For God by giving different commands to many and putting them together according to His plan shall accomplish ultimately His complete will.
Kokichi Kurosaki   Category: God

Love the earth and sun and animals Despise riches give alms to everyone that asks Stand up for the stupid and crazy Devote your income and labor to others ... And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Walt Whitman   Category: Give

But when shall spring visit the mouldering urn? Oh when shall it dawn on the night of the grave?
James Beattie   Category: Unsorted

In war there is no substitute for victory.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Gun

We never enjoy perfect happiness; our most fortunate successes are mingled with sadness; some anxieties always perplex the reality of our satisfaction.
Pierre Corneille   Category: Happiness

The case with most men is that they go out into life with one or another accidental characteristic of personality of which they say: Well this is the way I am. I cannot do otherwise. Then the world gets to work on them and thus the majority of men are ground into conformity. In each generation a small part cling to their I cannot do otherwise and lose their minds. Finally there are a very few in each generation who in spite of all lifes terrors cling with more and more inwardness to this I cannot do otherwise. They are the geniuses. Their I cannot do otherwise is an infinite thought for if one were to cling firmly to a finite thought he would lose his mind.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Conformity

Anyone may be an honorable man and yet write verse badly.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Poetry

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

It is the enemy whom we do not suspect who is the most dangerous.
Fernando Rojas   Category: Unsorted

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

Chorus: Zeus who guided men to think who laid it down that wisdom comes alone through suffering. Still there drips in sleep against the heart grief of memory; against our pleasure we are temperate.
Aeschylus   Category: Wisdom

None can have a healthy love for flowers unless he loves the wild ones.
Forbes Watson   Category: Unsorted

Be scared. You cant help that. But don't be afraid. Aint nothing in the woods going to hurt you unless you corner it or it smells that you are afraid. A bear or a deer too has got to be scared of a coward the same as a brave man has got to be.
William Faulkner   Category: Afraid

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a months study of books.
Proverb   Category: Education

Thats a real stem winder.
Proverb   Category: Futility

The research rat of the future allows experimentation without manipulation of the real world. This is the cutting edge of modeling technology.
John Spencer   Category: Research

The Chinese write the word crisis with two characters on of which means danger and the other opportunity.
Milo Perkins   Category: Danger

Necessity makes an honest man a knave.
Daniel Defoe   Category: Necessity

Nigel gave the lamp a cautious buff and small smoking red letters appeared in the air. Hi Nigel read aloud Do not put down the lamp because your custom is important to us. Please leave a wish after the tone and very shortly it will be our command. In the meantime have a nice eternity.
Terry Pratchett   Category: Unsorted

Even if you do learn to speak correct English whom are you going to speak it to?
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: Engineer

True fortitude of understanding consists in not suffering what we do know to be disturbed by what we do not know.
Rev. William Paley   Category: Action

Nothing is more gratifying to the mind of man than power or dominance.
Joseph Addison   Category: Authority

No one worth possessing Can be quite possessed.
Sara Teasdale   Category: Possessions

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

And I have written three books on the soul Proving absurd all written hitherto And putting us to ignorance again.
Robert Browning   Category: Soul

The Roman people understand work better than leisure. Negotium populo Romano melius quam otium committi
Appius Claudius   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

He who has no opinion of his own but depends upon the opinion and taste of others is a slave.
Friedrich Klopstock   Category: Opinion

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

The President has kept all of the promises he intended to keep.
Clinton aide George Stephanopolous   Category: President

If I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant an apple tree.
Unknown   Category: Tree

We were born to die and we die to live. As seedlings of God we barely blossom on earth; we fully flower in heaven.
Russell M. Nelson   Category: Life

Who would not rather have the fame of Archimedes than that of his conqueror Marcellus?
Sir William Rowan Hamilton   Category: Unsorted

More and more clearly every day out of biology anthropology sociology history economic analysis psychological insight plain human decency and common sense the necessary mandate of survival that we shall love all our neighbors as we do ourselves is being confirmed and reaffirmed.
Ordway Tead   Category: Unsorted

Money is the sign of liberty. To curse money is to curse liberty to curse life....
Remy de Gourmont   Category: Unsorted

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

If you don't learn to laugh at troubles you wont have anything to laugh at when you grow old.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: If

Not the power to remember but its very opposite the power to forget is a necessary condition for our existence.
Sholem Asch   Category: Memory

Wars teach us not to love our enemies but to hate our allies.
W. L. George   Category: Alliances

In spite of his practical ability some of his experience had petrified into maxims and quotations.
George Eliot   Category: Quotations

It is the absolute right of the State to supervise the formation of public opinion.
Paul Joseph Goebbels   Category: Opinion

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
William Makepeace Thackery   Category: Fool

Better never trouble trouble Until trouble troubles you. For you're sure to make your trouble Double trouble when you do And your trouble like a bubble That you're troubling about May be nothing but a cipher With the rim rubbed out.
Dr. David Keppel   Category: Anxiety

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

Happiness comes through doors you didnt even know you left open.
Unknown   Category: Happiness

Gratitude is something of which none of us can give too much. For on the smiles the thanks we give our little gestures of appreciation our neighbors build up their philosophy of life.
A.J. Cronin   Category: Gratitude

The little things? The little moments? They arent little.
John Zabat-Zinn   Category: Unsorted

[He was] a solemn unsmiling sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
Mark Twain   Category: Age

I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who overcomes his enemies.
Aristotle   Category: Self

We cannot banish dangers but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
David Sarnoff   Category: Death

To isolate mathematics from the practical demands of the sciences is to invite the sterility of a cow shut away from the bulls.
Pafnuti Lvovich Chebyshev   Category: Unsorted

Don't wish it were easier, wish you were better.
Jim Rohn   Category: Alone

All finite things reveal infinitude: The mountain with its singular bright shade Like the blue shine on freshly frozen snow The after–light upon ice–burdened pines; Odor of basswood upon a mountain slope A scene beloved of bees; Silence of water above a sunken tree: The pure serene of memory of one man A ripple widening from a single stone Winding around the waters of the world.
Theodore Roethke   Category: Nature

From the poetry of Lord Byron they drew a system of ethics compounded of misanthropy and voluptuousnessa system in which the two great commandments were to hate your neighbour and to love your neighbours wife.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Commandments

Diogenes when asked from what country he came replied I am a citizen of the world.
Diogenes Laertius   Category: Country

Nothing is impossible to industry.
Periander   Category: Unsorted

Surely God would not have created such a being as man ... to exist only for a day! No no man was made for immortality.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Immortality

No entertainment is so cheap as reading nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Entertainment

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Vice

Gray hair is Gods graffiti.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Age

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 wide–awake and tuneful a place where children – all beings – can bloom.
Maggie Streincrohn Davis   Category: Unsorted

The day I see a leaf is a marvel of a day.
Kenneth Patton   Category: Unsorted

A thinking human that does is worth fifty that just eat.
Richard Perez editor of Home Power magazine   Category: Unsorted

My employer uses twenty-six years of my life for every year I get to keep. And what do I get in return for the enormous thing I am giving? What do I get in return for my life?
Michael Ventura   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing so disagreeable that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Patience

Whats the subject of life - to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life.
Paul A. Volcker   Category: Rich

Men are cruel but Man is kind.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Man

Selfishness is the only real atheism; Aspiration unselfishness the only real religion.
Israel Zangwill   Category: Unsorted

It is a wonderful seasoning of all enjoyments to think of those we love.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Love

The best way to keep ones word is not to give it.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Give

With six small diamonds for his eyes He walks upon the summer skies Drawing from his silken blouse The lacework of his dwelling house.
Robert P. Tristram Coffin   Category: Unsorted

The only life worth living is the adventurous life. Of such a life the dominant characteristic is that it is unafraid. If is unafraid of what other people think ... It does not adapt either its pace or its objectives to the pace and objectives of its neighbors. It thinks its own thoughts it reads its own books it developed its own hobbies and it is governed by its own conscience. The herd may graze where it pleases or stampede where it pleases but he who lives the adventurous life will remain unafraid when he finds himself alone.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Life

War is death's feast.
George Herbert   Category: Proverb

I am always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Learn

The fear of death is worse than death.
Robert Burton   Category: Immortality

Nothing ever goes away.
Barry Commoner   Category: Nothing

Its hard for a fellow to keep a chip on his shoulder if you allow him to take a bow.
Billy Rose   Category: Chip

I wish I could have a little tape-and-loudspeaker arrangement sewn into the binding of this magazine to be triggered off by the light reflected from the readers eyes on to this part of the page and set to bawl out at several bels: MORE WILL MEAN WORSE.
Sir Kingsley William Amis   Category: Unsorted

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.
Olin Miller   Category: Feelings

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought.
Matsuö Basho   Category: History

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

The man who has no money is poor but one who has nothing but money is poorer. He only is rich who can enjoy without owning; he is poor who though he have millions is covetous.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Potential

Your own mind is a sacred enclosure into which nothing harmful can enter except by your permission.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Mind

The great wish of some is to avenge themselves on some particular enemy the great wish of others to save their own pocket. Slow in assembling they devote a very small fraction of the time to the consideration of any public object most of it to the prosecution of their own objects. Meanwhile each fancies that no harm will come of his neglect that it is the business of somebody else to look after this or that for him; and so by the same notion being entertained by all separately the common cause imperceptibly decays.
Thucydides   Category: Selfishness

We seek the truth and will endure the consequences.
Charles Seymour   Category: Consequences

Books cannot always please however good; Minds are not ever craving for their food.
George Crabbe   Category: Book

When the sun comes up I have morals again.
Elayne Boosler   Category: Morality

To limit the press is to insult a nation; to prohibit reading of certain books is to declare the inhabitants to be either fools or slaves.
Claude Adrien Helvetius   Category: Book

Old age was simply a delightful time when the old people sat on the sunny doorsteps playing in the sun with the children until they fell asleep. At last they failed to wake up.
James Paytiamo   Category: Age

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Education

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

It is not ease but effort-not facility but difficulty makes men. There is perhaps no station in life in which difficulties have not to be encountered and overcome before any decided measure of success can be achieved.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Observe

'Tis strange what a man may do and a woman yet think him an angel.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Deeds

The greatest lesson we can learn from the past... is that freedom is at the core of every successful nation in the world.
Frederick Chiluba   Category: Unsorted

How wisely fate ordained for human kind Calamity! which is the perfect glass Wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
William Davenant   Category: Calamities

There is this paradox in pride it makes some men ridiculous but prevents others from becoming so.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Pride

War is much too serious a matter to be entrusted to the military.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Military

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Discovery

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Action

Against the grain.
Proverb   Category: Contrary

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

Even while we study and master the individual tasks and lessons of gardening the garden remains as a place that is far greater than the sum of its parts. After plant infatuations color schemes and double digging there is still the essence of the garden the central theme that invites our attention. Happily the exploration and creation of the garden goes on.... and on ... and on...
Lynn Purse   Category: Garden

The biggest sin is sitting on your ass.
Florynce Kennedy   Category: Action

Politics is the art of looking for trouble finding it everywhere diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.
Groucho Marx   Category: Politics

Its not that chocolates are a substitute for love. Love is a substitute for chocolate. Chocolate is lets face it far more reliable than a man.
Miranda Ingram   Category: Chocolate

They said You have a blue guitar You do not play things as they are. The man replied Things as they are Are changed upon the blue guitar.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Music

Golf is a spiritual game. Its like Zen. You have to let your mind take over.
Amy Strum Alcott   Category: Unsorted

You cannot be lonely if you like the person youre alone with.
Dr. Wayne W. Dyer   Category: Alone

In the race for quality there is no finish line.
David T. Kearns   Category: Unsorted

Show me a woman who doesnt feel guilty and Ill show you a man.
Erica Mann Jong   Category: Woe

First learn to love yourself and then you can love me.
St. Bernard of Clarvaux   Category: Unsorted

Resolve to perform what you ought; perform without fail what you resolve.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Resolution

I tell you: one must have chaos in one to give birth to a dancing star. I tell you: you still have chaos in you.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Chaos

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: First

We must have strong minds ready to accept facts as they are.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Fact

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

How many of our daydreams would darken into nightmares were there a danger of their coming true!
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Dream

I find television very educating. Every time somebody turns on the set I go into the other room and read a book.
Groucho Marx   Category: Television

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so at the moment after death.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Death

The world is so constructed that if you wish to enjoy Lifes pleasures you must also endure its pains. Whether you like it or not you cannot have one without the other.
Swami Brahmananda   Category: Unsorted

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 world wants the kind of men who do not shrink from temporary defeats in life; but come again and wrestle triumph from defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Defeat

In the fall of 1972 President Nixon announced that the rate of increase of inflation was decreasing. This was the first time that a sitting president used the third derivative to advance his case for reelection.
Hugo Rossi   Category: President

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

QUOTATION n. The act of repeating erroneously the words of another. The words erroneously repeated.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Quotations

Society everywhere is in conspiracy against the manhood of every one of its members.... The virtue in most request is conformity. Self-reliance is its aversion. It loves not realities and creators but names and customs.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Conspiracy

Even if he did what hes alleged to have done whats the big deal? To have our will overthrown by a bunch of dirty old white men trying to use sexual issues wrongly ... to impeach a president this is really a disgrace to Washington to the Congress to
Betty Friedan   Category: Unsorted

Withhold not good from them to whom it is due when it is in the power of thine hand to do it.
The Bible   Category: Good

Speak softly and carry a big stick.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Walk

All mens gains are the fruit of venturing.
Herodotus   Category: Action

Even today well-brought-up English girls are taught by their mothers to boil all veggies for at least a month and a half just in case one of the dinner guests turns up without his teeth.
Calvin Trillin   Category: Engineer

For me the initial delight is in the surprise of remembering something I didnt know I knew. I have never started a poem yet whose end I knew. Writing ... is discovering.
Robert Frost   Category: Surprise

We are only young once. That is all society can stand.
Bob Bowen   Category: Youth

There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Fidelity

Our creator rejoices in diversity and variety. Any observation of our abundant earth and its incredibly different life-forms proves this.
Robyn Knibbe   Category: Unsorted

Character: The ability to carry out a worthy decision after the emotion of making that decision has passed. Character simply stated is doing what you said you were going to do. If you develop a reputation for that do you have any idea the effect that has on self-perception? Its immense just immense. The Savior was a man of character. He did everything he said he was going to do. 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: Character

(The Tao) is always present and always available.... If you are willing to be lived by it you will see it everywhere even in the most ordinary things.
Lao Tzu   Category: Present

Mans knowledge of science has clearly outstripped his knowledge of man. Our only hope of making the atom servant rather than master lies in education in a broad liberal education where each student within his capacity can free himself from trammels of dogmatic prejudice and apply his educational accoutrement to besetting social and human problems.
Harry Woodburn Chase   Category: Unsorted

We heard recently the touching story of a young flier who was killed in action. Before he died he had time to scrawl only a few words as a brief final message to his parents back home. The note read: Dear Mom and Pop; I had time to say my prayers. Jack.
James Keller   Category: Prayer

To build may have to be the slow and laborious task of years. To destroy can be the thoughtless act of a single day.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Brotherhood

Histories are more full of examples of the fidelity of dogs than of friends.
Alexander Pope   Category: Dog

Omissions are not accidents.
Marianne Craig Moore   Category: Accidents

War is a series of catastrophes that results in a victory.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: War

A gold-medal winner in life may not be the person who is the fastest the strongest the toughest who has the admiration and cheers of the crowd but the person who has the courage to overcome adversity overcome the thorns of life the person who in fact has overcome the world.
Unknown   Category: Win

Pain makes man think. Thought makes man wise. Wisdom makes life endurable.
John Patrick   Category: Thief

It is better to have loft and lost than to never have loft at all.
Groucho Marx   Category: Idleness

Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.
Jim Ryan   Category: Habit

It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.
Judith Rossner   Category: Unsorted

Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Question

This fevers me this: sun on green On green glowing this young spring.
Richard Ghormley Eberhart   Category: Unsorted

Here's the rule for bargains: ‘Do other men for they would do you.' [Mr. Pecksniff]
Charles Dickens   Category: Bargain

To act and act wisely when the time for action comes to wait and wait patiently when it is time for repose put man in accord with the rising and falling tides (of affairs) so that with nature and law at his back and truth and beneficence as his beacon light he may accomplish wonders. Ignorance of this law results in periods of unreasoning enthusiasm on the one hand and depression on the other. Man thus becomes the victim of the tides when he should be their Master.
Helena Petrova Blavatsky   Category: Action

Victory is a political fiction.
Unknown   Category: Fiction

An idea is a point of departure and no more. As soon as you elaborate it it becomes transformed by thought.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Idea

Sometimes a person has to go a very long distance out of his way to come back a short distance correctly.
Edward Franklin Albee III   Category: Distance

You cant get to second base keeping one foot on first.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Baseball

You can preach a better sermon with your life than with your lips.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Example

Evil and good are Gods right hand and left.
Bailey   Category: Evil

Better to die once and for all than live in continual terror.
Aesop   Category: Unsorted

You cannot be a leader and ask other people to follow you unless you know how to follow too.
Sam Rayburn   Category: Leadership

POLITENESS n. The most acceptable hypocrisy.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Politeness

How do you tell a communist? Well its someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? Its someone who understands Marx and Lenin.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Communism

To acquire wealth is not easy yet to keep it is even more difficult.... It is said that wealth is like a viper which is harmless if a man know how to take hold of it; but if he does not it will twine around his hand and bite him.
Frank R. Houston   Category: Unsorted

If it were true that men could achieve their good by means of turning some men into sacrificial animals and ... if I were asked to serve the interests of society apart from above and against my own I would refuse.... I would fight in the full confidence of the justice of my battle and of a living beings right to exist.
Ayn Rand   Category: Confidence

LIBERTY n. One of Imaginations most precious possessions.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Liberty

When a man has equipped himself by thought and study for a bigger job it usually happens that promotion comes along even before it is expected.
P. G. Winnett   Category: Unsorted

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

No more tears now; I will think about revenge.
Mary Queen of Scots   Category: Unsorted

Men have made a virtue of moderation to limit the ambition of the great and to console people of mediocrity for their want of fortune and of merit.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Console

So our virtues Lie in the interpretation of the time:
William Shakespeare   Category: Virtue

We are all either fools or undiscovered geniuses.
Bonnie Lin   Category: Unsorted

Never answer a hypothetical question.
Moshe Arens   Category: Question

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

Todays youth seem finally to have understood that only by freeing woman from her exclusively sexual role can man free himself from his ordained role in the rat-race: that of the rat.
Carolyn G. Heilbrun   Category: Woe

The various modes of worship which prevailed in the Roman world were all considered by the people as equally true; by the philosopher as equally false; and by the magistrate as equally useful.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Philosophy

The real disgrace of poverty is not in owning to the fact But in declining to struggle against it.
Thucydides   Category: Poverty

I never liked my own species. On why so many of his comics are about animals in an interview.
Gary Larsen   Category: Animals

When a man declares: I am sure of my wife it means he is sure of his wife. But when a woman declares: I am sure of my husband it means that she is sure of herself.
Francis de Croisset   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Nothing

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

A man never stands as tall as when he kneels to help a child.
Unknown   Category: Children

The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war.
Hyman George Rickover   Category: Peace

There is no moral precept that does not have something inconvenient about it.
Denis Diderot   Category: Morality

Sometimes during the two-year curriculum every MBA student ought to hear it clearly stated that numbers techniques and analysis are all side matters. What is central to business is the joy of creating.
Peter Robinson   Category: Business

It is of course always easier to speak of Christ-like attributes in the abstract than to practice them in the heat of battle.
Spencer J. Condie   Category: Unsorted

One science only will one genius fit: So vast is art so narrow human wit.
Alexander Pope   Category: Genius

Put this restriction on your pleasures be cautious that they injure no being that lives.
John Zimmerman   Category: Pleasure

As soon as you feel too old to do a thing do it!
Margaret Deland   Category: Unsorted

Feet of clay.
Proverb   Category: Weak

Even the most scientific investigator in science the most thoroughgoing Positivist cannot dispense with fiction; he must at least make use of categories and they are already fictions analogical fictions or labels which give us the same pleasure as children receive when they are told the name of a thing.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Unsorted

Do you feel like suicide? Is your conscience all right Does it plague you at night Do you feel good feel good?
Queen   Category: Unsorted

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Pierce Long   Category: Principle

Be good and you will be lonesome.
Mark Twain   Category: Good

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Be sober be vigilant; because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour.
The Bible   Category: Humanitarian

A drop of sweat on the drill ground will save many drops of blood on the battlefield.
August Willich   Category: Unsorted

For even when we were with you this we commanded you that if any would not work neither should he eat.
St. Paul   Category: Unsorted

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

I guess the only way to stop divorce is to stop marriage.
Will Rogers   Category: Divorce

DISABUSE v.t. To present your neighbor with another and better error than the one which he has deemed advantageous to embrace.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Error

I do not think much of a man who is not wiser today than he was yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Wisdom

I do not believe the greatest threat to our future is from bombs or guided missiles. I don't think our civilization will die that way. I think it will die when we no longer care when the spiritual forces that make us wish to be right and noble die in our hearts.
Lawrence Gould   Category: Unsorted

But O how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!
William Shakespeare   Category: Envy

The minds first step to self–awareness must be through the body.
George Sheehan   Category: Unsorted

The modern definition of racist is someone who is winning an argument with a liberal.
Peter Brimelow   Category: Race

Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree while the other is in distress try whether one side of his face can smile while the other is pinched.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Classes

It is the constant fault and inseparable evil quality of Ambition that it never looks behind it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Ambition

Adventure is worthwhile.
Amelia Earhart   Category: Adventure

Hardship unbelief suffering and poverty have not stopped our soldiery from rendering their service to God and man. The Salvation Army is a great empire an empire without a frontier made up of a tangle of races tongues and colors such as never before in all history gathered together under one flag.
Cory Evangeline Booth   Category: Unsorted

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

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very very clever ones.
John Peel   Category: Mistake

Courage is like love it must have hope to nourish it.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Courage

Love is missing someone whenever youre apart but somehow feeling warm inside because youre close in heart.
Kay Knudsen   Category: Love

Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Contempt

Muhammad said That person will not enter Paradise who hath one atom of pride in his heart. And a man present said Verily a man is fond of having good clothes and good shoes. Muhammad said God is Beauty and delighteth in the beautiful; but pride is holding man in contempt.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Beauty

First of all I choose the great roles and if none of these come I choose the mediocre ones and if they don't come I choose the ones that pay the rent.
Michael Caine   Category: Unsorted

Nobody before the Pythagoreans had thought that mathematical relations held the secret of the universe. Twenty-five centuries later Europe is still blessed and cursed with their heritage. To non-European civilizations the idea that numbers are the key to both wisdom and power seems never to have occurred.
Arthur Koestler   Category: Unsorted

America did not invent human rights. In a very real sense human rights invented America.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Housework

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

The new Congressmen say theyre going to turn the government around. I hope I don't get run over again.
Unknown   Category: Congress

He who knows only his own side of the case knows little of that.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Debate

The higher up you go the more mistakes you are allowed. Right at the top if you make enough of them its considered to be your style.
Fred Astaire   Category: Status

It is bad luck to be superstitious.
Andrew W. Mathis   Category: Superstition

Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Anger

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Self

If this is a blessing it is certainly very well disguised.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Blessing

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Self

The road to Easy Street goes through the sewer.
John Madden   Category: Football

A garden should feel like a walk in the woods.
Dan Kiley   Category: Unsorted

A panic is a sudden desertion of us and a going over to the enemy of our imagination.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Unsorted

There is much pleasure to be gained from useless knowledge.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Knowledge

A great ship asks deep water.
George Herbert   Category: Ship

War is much too serious to be left to the generals.
Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Unsorted

Ive had eighteen straight whiskies I think thats the record....
Dylan Thomas   Category: Last

He who will not apply himself to business eventually discovers that he means to get his bread by cheating stealing or begging or else is wholly void of reason.
Ischomachus   Category: Business

The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things but enjoy the right things not merely industrious but to love industry not merely learned but to love knowledge not merely pure but to love purity not merely just but to hunger and thirst after justice.
John Ruskin   Category: Education

A hundred years from now ... it will not matter what my bank account was the sort of house I lived in or the kind of car I drove ... but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child.
Kathy Davis   Category: Unsorted

Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people.
W. C. Fields   Category: Gallant

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

It is silly for a woman to go to a male gynecologist. It is like going to an auto mechanic who has never even owned his own car.
Carrie Snow   Category: Woe

If youre a singer you lose your voice. A baseball player loses his arm. A writer gets more knowledge and if hes good the older he gets the better he writes.
Mickey Spillane   Category: Writing

It is always the best policy to tell the truth unless of course you are an exceptionally good liar.
Jerome Klapka Jerome   Category: Policy

It is better to have men ask why you have no statue than why you have one.
Proverb   Category: False

Man cannot produce a single work without the assistance of the slow assiduous corrosive worm of thought.
Eugenio Montale   Category: Unsorted

There are but few proverbial sayings that are not true for they are all drawn from experience itself which is the mother of all sciences.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Proverb

Within every person is the capacity to become something greater than he now is.
Paul S. McElroy   Category: Unsorted

Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom and poisons herself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Wickedness

Who are we? We are children of God. Our potential is unlimited. Our inheritance is sacred. May we always honor that heritage in every thought and deed.
Russell M. Nelson   Category: Beauty

Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Praise

A militia when properly formed are in fact the people themselves ... and include all men capable of bearing arms.... To preserve liberty it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess arms and be taught alike ... how to use them.
Richard Henry Lee   Category: Unsorted

Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.
François-Rene de Chateaubriand   Category: Justice

However gifted an individual is at the outset if his or her talents cannot be developed because of his or her social condition because of the surrounding circumstances these talents will be still-born.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Gifted

Seventy percent of success in life is showing up.
Woody Allen   Category: Success

How far high failure overleaps the bound of low successes.
Lewis Morris   Category: Unsorted

There are two kinds of people those who finish what they start and so on ...
Robert Byrne   Category: Finish

On being praised by some wicked men I am sadly afraid that I must have done some wicked thing.
Antisthenes   Category: Wickedness

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the approbation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty; To find the best in others; To give of ones self; To leave the world a bit better whether by a healthy child a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Crisis

Honors a good brooch to wear in a mans hat at all times.
Ben Jonson   Category: Honor

However high be your endeavors unless you renounce and subjugate your own will unless you forget yourself and all that pertains to yourself not one step will you advance on the road to perfection.
John of the Cross   Category: Unsorted

The first half of life consists of the capacity to enjoy without the chance; the last half consists of the chance without the capacity.
Mark Twain   Category: Life

We ought not to look back unless it is to derive useful lessons from past errors and for the purpose of profiting by dear-bought experience.
George Washington   Category: Experience

Start writing a new chapter for if you live by the book youll never make history.
Ben Sobel   Category: Unsorted

During those moments on the pitching rubber when you have every pitch at your command working to its highest potential you are your own universe. For hours after the game this sense of completeness lingers. Then you sink back to what we humorously refer to as reality. Your body aches and your muscles cry out. You feel your mortality. That can be a difficult thing to handle. I believe pitchers come in touch with death a lot sooner than other players. We are more aware of the subtle changes taking place in our body and are unable to overlook the tell-tale hints that we are not going to last on this planet forever. Every pitcher has to be a little bit in love with death. Theres a subconscious fatalism there.
Bill Lee   Category: Humor

If you are caught on a golf course during a storm and are afraid of lightning hold up a 1-iron. Not even God can hit a 1-iron.
Lee Trevino   Category: Golf

Necessity is not an established fact but an interpretation.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Necessity

You are one of a kind; therefore no one can really predict to what heights you might soar. Even you will not know until you spread your wings.
Gil Atkinson   Category: Precedent

A cynic can chill and dishearten with a single word.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Cynic

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
John H. Patterson   Category: Business

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

Work expands to fill the time available.
Unknown   Category: Housework

The way to be nothing is to do nothing.
Nathaniel Howe   Category: Idleness

The man who would choose security over freedom deserves neither.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Security

Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball the rules and realities of the game.
Jacques Barzun   Category: Ambition

The majority of the diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under they have created by ignorance of their own organic health and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces and when broken down and debilitated in body and mind send for the doctor and drug themselves to death.
Ellen Gould Harmon White   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
François Auguste Rene Rodin   Category: Experience

There is hardly a facet of life that is now free of some sort of federal action.
Millicent Fenwick   Category: Government

We are inclined to believe those we do not know Because they have never deceived us.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Belief

You may call for peace as loudly as you wish but where there is no brotherhood there can in the end be no peace.
Max Lerner   Category: Unsorted

Diplomacy is the art of letting someone have your way.
Daniele Vare   Category: Diploma

A mans first care should be to avoid the reproaches of his own heart and his next to escape the censures of the world.
Joseph Addison   Category: Conscience

But leaving those of the Body I shall proceed to such Recreation as adorn the Mind; of which those of the Mathematicks are inferior to none.
William Leybourn   Category: Unsorted

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus   Category: Acceptance

Thats one small step for a man one giant leap for mankind.
Neil Alden Armstrong   Category: Man

Man can learn self-discipline without becoming ascetic; he can be wise without waiting to be old; he can be influential without waiting for status. Man can sharpen his ability to distinguish between matters of principle and matters of preference but only if we have a wise interplay between time and truth between minutes and morality.
Neal A. Maxwell   Category: Discipline

Worry is evidence of an ill-controlled brain; it is merely a stupid waste of time in unpleasantness. If men and women practiced mental calisthenics as they do physical calisthenics they would purge their brains of this foolishness.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Unsorted

Works of art in my opinion are the only objects in the material universe to possess internal order and that is why though I don't believe that only art matters I do believe in Art for Arts sake.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Art

One kind kiss before we part Drop a tear and bid adieu; Though we sever my fond heart Till we meet shall pant for you.
Robert Dodsley   Category: Unsorted

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 most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. He to whom the emotion is a stranger who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.
Albert Einstein   Category: Mystics

I have often pondered over the roles of knowledge or experience on the one hand and imagination or intuition on the other in the process of discovery. I believe that there is a certain fundamental conflict between the two and knowledge by advocating caution tends to inhibit the flight of imagination. Therefore a certain naivete unburdened by conventional wisdom can sometimes be a positive asset.
Harish-Chandra   Category: Unsorted

The only time to buy these is on a day with no y in it.
Warren Buffett   Category: Time

Ideas as distinguished from events are never unprecedented.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Idea

Romance is a love affair in other than domestic surroundings.
Walter Raleigh   Category: Romance

My spirit was lifted and my soul nourished by my time in the garden. It gave me a calm connection with all of life and an awareness that remains with me now long after leaving the garden.
Nancy Ross   Category: Unsorted

Except by the lawful judgment of his peers and by the law of the land.
Magna Carta   Category: Unsorted

Prosperity is not without many fears and distastes; and adversity is not without comforts and hopes.
Francis Bacon   Category: Adversity

Love is a boy by poets styld; Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
Samuel Butler   Category: Love

When anger rises think of the consequences.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Anger

All art requires courage.
Anne Tucker   Category: Art

The greater the obstacle the more the glory in overcoming it.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Glory

The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Arithmetic

When its breezy hit it easy.
Davis Love Jr.   Category: Golf

CUNNING n. The faculty that distinguishes a weak animal or person from a strong one. It brings its possessor much mental satisfaction and great material adversity. An Italian proverb says: The furrier gets the skins of more foxes than asses.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Cunning

MAGNITUDE n. Size [that is] purely relative. If everything in the universe were increased 1000 diameters nothing would be any larger than it was before but if one thing remain unchanged all the others would be larger than they had been.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Universe

Don't think of gray in your hair Think of the fun you had putting it there.
Anne Greenwood   Category: Unsorted

Unearned niceness is as tasteless as hydro phonic tomatoes.
Sally H. Barlow   Category: Unsorted

Its not that the creative act and the critical act are simultaneous. Its more like you blurt something out and then analyze it.
Robert Motherwell   Category: Unsorted

Martyrdom is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Ability

We know nothing of what will happen in future but by the analogy of experience.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Analogy

The orgasm has replaced the Cross as the focus of longing and the image of fulfillment.
Thomas Malcolm Muggeridge   Category: Orgasm

Opinions are flexible prejudices.
Gerald Horton Bath   Category: Unsorted

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
A.J. Muste   Category: Peace

You are not wood you are not stones but men.
William Shakespeare   Category: Out

Don't interfere with anything in the Constitution. That must be maintained for it is the only safeguard of our liberties.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Constitution

Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God to obey His will to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor and; Whereas both Houses of Congress have by their joint committee
George Washington   Category: Nation

During the blizzard we had three feet of snow and the pigs are only 18 inches tall. We had to dig tunnels so they could get out.
Dale Riffle   Category: Unsorted

Madam theres no such thing as a tough child - if you parboil them first for seven hours they always come out tender.
W. C. Fields   Category: Children

Failure seems to be regarded as the one unpardonable crime success as the all-redeeming virtue the acquisition of wealth as the single worthy aim of life. The hair-raising revelations of skullduggery and grand-scale thievery merely incite others to surpass by yet bolder outrages and more corrupt combinations.
Charles Francis Adams II   Category: Unsorted

A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.
Gore Vidal   Category: Ego

Those that think that wealth is the proper thing for them cannot give up their revenues; those that seek distinction cannot give up the thought of fame; those that cleave to power cannot give the handle of it to others. While they hold their grasp of those things they are afraid of losing them. When they let them go they are grieved and they will not look at a single example from which they might perceive the folly of their restless pursuits such men are under the doom of heaven.
Chuang Tzu   Category: Wealth

... Newton was an unquestioning believer in an all-wise creator of the universe and in his own inability like the boy on the seashore to fathom the entire ocean in all its depths. He therefore believed that there were not only many things in heaven beyond his philosophy but plenty on earth as well and he made it his business to understand for himself what the majority of intelligent men of his time accepted without dispute (to them it was as natural as common sense) the traditional account of the creation.
Sir Isaac Newton   Category: Mathematics

A verbal contract isn't worth the paper it's written on.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Contract

We all have enough strength to bear other peoples woes.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Adversity

Ill sleep when Im dead.
Warren Zevon   Category: Sleep

The human mind is as driven to understand as the body is driven to survive.
Hugh Gilmore   Category: Unsorted

Attention to health is lifes greatest hindrance.
Plato   Category: Health

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care can not accomplish.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Accomplishment

There are no morals in politics; there is only expedience. A scoundrel may be of use to us just because he is a scoundrel.
Nikolai Lenin   Category: Question

Be charitable in your thoughts in your speech and in your actions. Be charitable in your judgments in your attitudes and in your prayers. Think charitably of your friends your neighbors your relatives and even your enemies. And if there be those whom you can help in a material way do so in a quiet friendly neighborly way as if it were the most common and everyday experience for you. Tongues of men and angels gifts of prophecy and all mysteries and all knowledge are as nothing without charity.
Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes   Category: Charity

People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Unknown   Category: Lonely

Few things are brought to a successful issue by impetuous desire but most by calm and prudent forethought.
Thucydides   Category: Calm

A thing that has always baffled me about women is that they will saturate themselves with a pint of perfume a pound of sachet powder an evil-smelling lip rouge a peculiar-smelling hair ointment and a half-dozen varieties of body oils and then have the effrontery to complain of the aroma of a fine dollar cigar.
Groucho Marx   Category: Unsorted

You are educated. Your certification is in your degree. You may think of it as the ticket to the good life. Let me ask you to think of an alternative. Think of it as your ticket to change the world.
Tom Brokaw   Category: Diploma

Never underestimate the power of denial.
Wes Bently   Category: Passion

Economics is war pursued by other means.
Raymond F. DeVoe Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Otaku: the most formal way of referring to you in Japanese. Implying a technological barrier between people. Otaku has come to refer to the often obsessive and reclusive individuals of Japans new generation who are more comfortable with computers games books data television and technology than with people.
David Mack   Category: Unsorted

Everywhere in life the true question is not what we gain But what we do.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Do

The modern and to my mind true theory is that mathematics is the abstract form of the natural sciences; and that it is valuable as a training of the reasoning powers not because it is abstract but because it is a representation of actual things.
T. H. Sanford   Category: Unsorted

It has been too much the custom to regard the earliest Christian books as written in a specially Christian form of speech standing apart and distinguishable from the common language of the eastern Roman provinces. Had that been the case it is not too bold to say that the new religion could not have conquered the Empire. It was because Christianity appealed direct to the people addressed them in their own language and made itself comprehensible to them on their own plane of thought that it met the needs and filled the heart of the Roman world.
W. M. Ramsa   Category: Unsorted

Perhaps our originality manifests itself most strikingly in what we do with that which we did not originate. To discover something wholly new can be a matter of chance of idle tinkering or even of the chronic dissatisfaction of the untalented.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Original

There's almost nothing you can't accomplish if you set your mind to it.
Ray Kroc   Category: Accomplishment

We adults forget what we do to childrens imaginations when we go through one of our national seizures on an issue. A dozen years ago Hollywood fell in love with the environmental issue and put enviro messages in all their shows. The messages made their way into the funnies and magazines and parents went to school officials and said Wed like our children to be better educated on environmental concerns. The schools came through with a vengeance. Now I have a little son who thinks hes going to die from pollution. We do not educate our children; we traumatize them. We are not giving them a vision of a better world; we are giving them nightmares.
Peggy Noonan   Category: Children

There is a terrible war coming and these young men who have never seen war cannot wait for it to happen but I tell you I wish that I owned every slave in the South for I would free them all to avoid this war.
Robert E. Lee   Category: Civil

A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixy Lee Ray   Category: Atom

That is what learning is. You suddenly understand something youve understood all your life but in a new way.
Doris Lessing   Category: Learn

A man is not idle because he is absorbed in thought. There is a visible labor and there is an invisible labor.
Victor Hugo   Category: Thief

The impossible is often the untried.
Jim Goodwin   Category: Impossible

War to the knife.
Joseph de Palafox   Category: Unsorted

Thomas S. Monson   Category: Seasons

If there is an enemy it is the ego. If there is a devil it is the ego. Every obstacle is created by the ego for the ego. Every obstacle. The ego can be overcome and in so doing are you made free. That is the way.
Stefan Nadzo   Category: Unsorted

Show me a thoroughly satisfied man and I will show you a failure.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Insanity

The Indian Summer the dead Summers soul.
Mary Clemmer   Category: Unsorted

The night is too dark to walk with your eyes closed.
Peter Sintic   Category: Unsorted

Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
Wernher Von Braun   Category: Research

When a man is in doubt about this or that in his writing it will often guide him if he asks himself how it will tell a hundred years hence.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Writing

It is necessary for me to establish a winner image. Therefore I have to beat somebody.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Beauty

I still prefer a good juggler to a bad Hamlet.
Charles B. Cochran   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

TAKE v.t. To acquire frequently by force but preferably by stealth.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Force

The Church says that the Earth is flat but I know that it is round. For I have seen the shadow on the moon and I have more faith in the Shadow than in the Church.
Ferdinand Magellan   Category: Belief

Deputy Director Weather Bureau There are so many forces - wind cloud rain pressure systems sunshine-that just arent under our control.
B. W. Newman   Category: Unsorted

Capital as such is not evil; it is its wrong use that is evil. Capital in some form or other will always be needed.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Capable

Are tectonic plates dishwasher-safe?
Herb Caen   Category: Unsorted

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

I know that I am intelligent because I know that I know nothing.
Socrates   Category: Expectation

I disapprove of what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Rights

Anyone who has lost track of time when using a computer knows the propensity to dream the urge to make dreams come true and the tendency to miss lunch.
Tim Berners-Lee   Category: Computer

Personality is a person among persons. There is no personality of one man on a desert island.
Kilpatrick   Category: Unsorted

Art is making something out of nothing and selling it.
Francis Vincent Frank Zappa Jr.   Category: Art

Where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Will

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman   Category: Power

Man changes by growth not by magic.
Timberline W. Riggs   Category: Unsorted

Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact you must give it to no one not even an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements. Lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket safe dark motionless airless it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable impenetrable irredeemable. To love is to be vulnerable.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Hurt

Be yourself. No one can ever tell you youre doing it wrong.
James Leo Kerliy   Category: Unsorted

Rather than love than money than fame give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Action

What in me is dark Illumine what is low raise and support That to the height of this great argument I may assert eternal Providence And justify the ways of God to men.
John Milton   Category: God

Americans never quit.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: Ambition

Herein lies the real value of education. Advanced education may or may not make men and women more efficient; but it enriches personality increases the wealth of the mind and hence brings happiness. It is the finest insurance against old age against the growth of physical disability against the lack and loss of animal delights. How essential it is then in youth to acquire some intellectual or artistic tastes in order to furnish the mind to be able to live inside a mind with attractive and interesting pictures on the walls.
William Lyon Phelps   Category: Education

With how sad steps O Moon thou climb'st the skies! How silently and with how wan a face!
Sir Philip Sidney   Category: Climb

All really great lovers are articulate and verbal seduction is the surest road to actual seduction.
Marya Mannes   Category: Articulate

Don't let this get you down. Just remember God will make everything right and that I'll see you all again in the hereafter.... Read Thanatopsis by Bryant if you want to know how I am taking this. My faith in God is complete so I am unafraid.
William G. Farrow   Category: Faith

Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain to lower the blinds and be unaware of the passing of the spring - these are even more deeply moving. Branches about to blossom or gardens strewn with flowers are worthier of our admiration.
Yoshida Kenko   Category: Flower

Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.
R. A. Dickson   Category: Unsorted

I can be pushed just so far.
Harry Leon Wilson   Category: Unsorted

Never give a sucker an even break.
W. C. Fields   Category: Never

Those who welcome death have only tried it from the ears up.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Death

With affection beaming in one eye and calculation shining out of the other.
Charles Dickens   Category: Affection

The covetous man never has money; the prodigal will have none shortly.
Ben Jonson   Category: Greed

Unless youre lead dog the scenery never changes.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Change

Whence comes war and fighting and factions? Whence but from the body and the lust of the body? Wars are occasioned by the love of money and money has to be acquired for the same and service of the body.
Plato   Category: War

To go faster slow down. Everybody who knows about orbital mechanics understands that.
Scott Cherf:   Category: Slow

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Republican

Alphonso about Ptolemys astronomy ... that it seemed a crank machine; that it was pity the Creator had not taken advice.
Alphonso the Wise   Category: Astronomy

Words are heavy like rocks they weigh you down. If birds could talk they wouldn't be able to fly.
Rosalie Graber   Category: Bird

May those that love us love us; and those that don't love us May God turn their hearts; and if He doesnt turn their hearts May He turn their ankles so well know them by their limping.
Toast   Category: Endure

Quickly bring me a beaker of wine so that I may wet my mind and say something clever.
Aristophanes   Category: Quick

The eternal silence of these infinite spaces frightens me.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Sick

All the gods are dead except the god of war.
(Leroy) Eldridge Cleaver   Category: God

It is not the place nor the condition but the mind alone that can make anyone happy or miserable.
   Category: Mind

We pass the word around; we ponder how the case is put by different people we read the poetry; we meditate over the literature; we play the music; we change our minds; we reach an understanding. Society evolves this way not by shouting each other down but by the unique capacity of unique individual human beings to comprehend each other.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Society

Mother goddesses are just as silly a notion as father gods. If a revival of the myths of these cults gives woman emotional satisfaction it does so at the price of obscuring the real conditions of life. This is why they were invented in the first place.
Angela Carter   Category: Mother

The two most abundant things in the universe are Hydrogren and stupidity.
Harlan Ellison   Category: Stupidity

Welcome to prekindergarten! You will not die if you discover that there are more lines out there than just your own. In fact youll discover that you will have an advantage if you know more of them!
Bernice Johnson Reagon   Category: Unsorted

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers Grow grow.
The Talmud   Category: Angel

There is another way in which the general opinion that women are inferior to men is manifested....I allude to the disproportionate value set on the time and labor of men and women.
Sarah Moore Grimke   Category: Inferior

Rest enough for the individual man too much and too soon and we call it death. But for man no rest and no ending. He must go on conquest beyond conquest. First this little planet and all its winds and ways and then all the laws of mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about him and at last out across immensities to the stars. And when he has conquered all the deep space and all the mysteries of time still he will be beginning.
Herbert George Wells   Category: Unsorted

Women like a man who is tall dark and has some.
William J. Meehan   Category: Unsorted

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths But usually quarrel among themselves.
Daniel Webster   Category: Disagree

The perception of truth must be a growth from within. It cannot be a graft.
Paramahansaji   Category: Unsorted

For of all sad words of tongue or pen The saddest are these: It might have been!
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Sad

WEAKNESSES Certain primal powers of Tyrant Woman wherewith she holds dominion over the male of her species binding him to the service of her will and paralyzing his rebellious energies.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Weak

Pessimism is a luxury that a Jew can never allow himself.
Golda Meir   Category: Unsorted

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

Go to your bosom; Knock there and ask your heart what it doth know ...
William Shakespeare   Category: Heart

Gratitude is the fairest blossom Which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Gratitude

The simplest schoolboy is now familiar with facts for which Archimedes would have sacrificed his life.
Joseph Ernest Renan   Category: Progress

Ever absent ever near; Still I see thee still I hear; Yet I cannot reach thee dear!
Francis Kazinczy   Category: You

The bird of paradise alights only upon the hand that does not grasp.
John Berry   Category: Hand

It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.
Albert Einstein   Category: Teach

Any party which takes credit for the rain must not be surprised if its opponents blame it for the drought.
Dwight Whitney Morrow   Category: Credit

Good teaching is one-forth preparation and three-fourths theater.
Gail Godwin   Category: Prepare

I have found men more kind than I expected and less just.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Kindness

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

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

The deepest depth of vulgarism is that of setting up money as the ark of the covenant.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Money

If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone these women together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again!
Sojourner Truth   Category: Woe

Let your boat of life be light packed with only what you need a homely home and simple pleasures one or two friends worth the name someone to love and someone to love you a cat a dog and a pipe or two enough to eat and enough to wear and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing.
Jerome Klapka Jerome   Category: Life

I owe nothing to Womens Lib.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Feminist

Thought is the original source of all wealth all success material gain all great discoveries and inventions and of all achievement.
Claude M. Bristol   Category: Thought

Women and God are the two rocks on which a man must either anchor or be wrecked.
Fredrick William Robertson   Category: Man

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

The sum of intelligence on the planet is a constant; the population is growing.
Proverb   Category: Intelligent

If women didnt exist all the money in the world would have no meaning.
Aristotle Onassis   Category: Women

This book was not written because I wanted to offer a supreme model to the man who struggles; I wanted to show him that he must not fear pain temptation or death because all three can be conquered all three have already been conquered. Christ suffered pain and since then pain has been sanctified. Temptation fought until the very last moment to lead him astray and Temptation was defeated. Christ died on the Cross and at that instant death was vanquished forever.
Nikos Katzenzakis   Category: Unsorted

The darkest day in life is the one in which we expect something for nothing.
Allen Shawn   Category: Unsorted

Always read stuff that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.
   Category: Reactionaries

I ask upon what pinnacle do we base human life and wellbeing that denies all rights whatsoever to every species but our own? ... Those who refuse to help errect the milestones are not on the march.
Douglas Lord Houghton   Category: Unsorted

IDLENESS n. A model farm where the devil experiments with seeds of new sins and promotes the growth of staple vices.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Idleness

The farther we get away from the land the greater our insecurity.
Henry Ford   Category: Unsorted

My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines I tell him. He only says Good fences make good neighbors.
Robert Frost   Category: Neighbor

We succeed in enterprises which demand the positive qualities we possess but we excel in those which can also make use of our defects.
Alexis De Tocqueville   Category: Success

So-called art restoration is at least as tricky as brain surgery. Most pictures expire under scalpel and sponge.
Alexander Eliot   Category: Art

Hope is the seed of liberation.
Jon Sobrino   Category: Unsorted

A definition encloses a wilderness of idea within a wall of words.
Samuel Butler   Category: Dictionary

A philosophical old gentlemen as he passed by My boy are you planting seeds or planting blossoms?
Leo J. Muir   Category: Unsorted

Dining is the privilege of civilization.... The nation which knows how to dine has learnt the leading lesson of progress.
Isabella Beeton   Category: Unsorted

If you and your lips would keep from slips Of five things have a care: To whom you speak of whom you speak And how and when and where.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Cause

We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Health

Puritanism believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty laid without knowing it the egg of democracy.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Democracy

No matter what else they're doing women are also always nurturing.
Mary Martha Corinne 'Cokie' Roberts   Category: Unsorted

If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.
Vannevar Bush   Category: Arithmetic

There is a crack in everything God has made.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Perfection

I don't remember anybodys name. How do you think the dahling thing got started?
Zsa Zsa Gabor   Category: Name

My darkness had been filled with the light of intelligence and behold the day-lit world was stumbling and groping in social blindness.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Blind

A generation which ignores history has no past and no future.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Future

Educated men are as much superior to uneducated men as the living are to the dead.
Aristotle   Category: Intelligent

Art like morality consists in drawing a line somewhere.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Art

He [Satan] has power over us to that extent [to tempt us] in this fallen condition. At the same time we have the sweet influence of the Spirit of God pleading with us to do that which is right pleading with every human being that does not drive it from him; for every human being has a portion of the Spirit of God given unto him. We sometimes call it conscience; we call it by one name and we call it by another; but it is the Spirit of God that every man and woman possesses that is born on the earth. God has given unto all his children this Spirit.... Everywhere throughout the earth where man dwells this Spirit rests upon him. It comes from God. It pleads with man to do right. It pleads with man to resist the blandishments of Satan.
George Q. Cannon   Category: Unsorted

All I really need is love but a little chocolate now and then doesnt hurt!
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Chocolate

It takes solitude under the stars for us to be reminded of our eternal origin and our far destiny.
Archibald Rutledge   Category: Unsorted

What would the world be once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left O Let them be left wildness and wet: Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
Gerard Manley Hopkins   Category: Unsorted

The true grandeur of humanity is in moral elevation sustained enlightened and decorated by the intellect of man.
Charles Sumner   Category: Housework

Græcia Mæonidam jactet sibi Roma Maronem Anglia Miltonum jactat utrique parem (Greece boasts her Homer Rome can Virgil claim; England can either match in Miltons fame).
Selvaggi   Category: Unsorted

As pure as snow.
Proverb   Category: Pure

The great menace to the life of an industry is industrial self-complacency.
David Sarnoff   Category: Industry

You oughtnt to yield to temptation. Well somebody must or the thing becomes absurd.
Anthony Hope   Category: Temptation

The behaviour of men to the lower animals and their behaviour to each other bear a constant relationship.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Animals

There have been a few moments when I have known complete satisfaction but only a few. I have rarely been free from the disturbing realization that my playing might have been better.
Jan Ignace Paderewski   Category: Piano

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
Channing Pollock   Category: Conceit

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and youre a thousand miles from the corn field.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Agriculture

Sometimes when one person is missing the whole world seems depopulated.
Alphonse de Lamartine   Category: Miss

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they might have been.
William Hazlitt   Category: Animals

Oderint dum metuant (Atreus) Let them hate me provided they fear me
Lucius Accius (or Attius)   Category: Unsorted

That which happens to the soil when it ceases to be cultivated happens to man himself when he foolishly forsakes society for solitude; the brambles grow up in his desert heart.
Antoine de Rivaroli   Category: Unsorted

As diamond cuts diamond and one hone smoothes a second all the parts of intellect are whetstones to each other; and genius which is but the result of their mutual sharpening is character too.
H. W. Bartol   Category: Unsorted

A leader of men must make decisions quickly ... be a fighter ... speak openly plainly frankly ... cooperate coordinate work with active faith ... be loyal true faithful ... have a high intelligent worthy purpose and ideal.
Dodge   Category: Unsorted

Reason can in general do more than blind force.
Gaius Cornelius Gallus   Category: Reason

Without tradition art is a flock of sheep without a shepherd. Without innovation it is a corpse.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Art

You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.
Margaret Hilda Thatcher   Category: Fight

The men who build the future are those who know that greater things are yet to come and that they themselves will help bring them about. Their minds are illumined by the blazing sun of hope. They never stop to doubt. They havent time.
Melvin J. Evans   Category: Unsorted

Young people are in a condition like permanent intoxication because youth is sweet and they are growing.
Aristotle   Category: Unsorted

What courage man! What though care killed a cat thou hast mettle enough in thee to kill care.
William Shakespeare   Category: Care

The patter of their feet as they walk through Jim Crow barriers to attend school is the thunder of the marching men of Joshua and the world rocks beneath their tread.
Paul Robeson   Category: Unsorted

It doesnt work to leap a twenty-foot chasm in two ten-foot jumps.
Proverb   Category: Measure

To resist the frigidity of old age one must combine the body the mind and the heart - and to keep them in parallel vigor one must exercise study and love.
Karl von Bonstetten   Category: Age

When you are at sea keep clear of the land.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Sailor

Hope is not a dream but a way of making dreams become reality.
L. J. Suenens   Category: Unsorted

Speed bonnie boat like a bird on the wing Onward the sailors cry: Carry the lad thats born to be king Over the sea to Skye.
Harold Edwin Boulton   Category: Unsorted

Dreams will get you nowhere a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Dream

People often say that this or that person has not yet found himself. But the self is not something one finds it is something one creates.
Thomas Szasz   Category: Self

You needn't love your enemy but if you refrain from telling lies about him you are doing well enough.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Endure

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

The teachings of elegant sayings Should be collected when one can. For the supreme gift of words of wisdom Any price will be paid.
Nagarjuna   Category: Quotations

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

Even where Congress has the authority under the Constitution to pass laws requiring or prohibiting certain acts it lacks the power directly to compel the States to require or prohibit those acts.
Supreme Court   Category: Unsorted

I would rather lose in a cause that I know some day will triumph than to triumph in a cause that I know some day will fail.
Wendell Lewis Wilkie   Category: Defeat

Time is dead as long as it is being clicked off by little wheels; only when the clock stops does time come to life.
William Faulkner   Category: Time

A good idea is never lost. Even though its originator or possessor may die it will someday be reborn in the mind of another. Accordingly my principal business is giving commercial value to the brilliant but misdirected ideas of others.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Idea

Nobody speaks the truth when there is something they must have.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Lever

This life at best is but an inn And we the passengers.
James Howell   Category: Life

... you can not use your `prior knowledge (e.g. that targets tend to be smooth that Occams razor usually works etc.) to set P(f) without making additional assumptions about the applicability of that `knowledge. This is because that knowledge is ultimately based on only two things: your experiences since birth and your genomes experiences in the several billion years its been evolving.
David Wolpert   Category: Knowledge

Using words to describe magic is like using a screwdriver to cut roast beef.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Cut

The sole end for which mankind are warranted individually or collectively in interfering with the liberty of action of any of their number is self-protection.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Power

Asking questions will get you the performance you are after far better than dictating demands.
Dan James   Category: Unsorted

In order that people may be happy in their work these three things are needed: They must be fit for it; They must not do too much of it; And they must have a sense of success in it.
John Ruskin   Category: Work

Even if the doctor does not give you a year even if he hesitates about a month make one brave push and see what can be accomplished in a week.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Doctor

Man is the only animal that learns by being hypocritical. He pretends to be polite and then eventually he becomes polite.
Jean Kerr   Category: Hypocrisy

In a just cause the weak oercome the strong.
Sophocles   Category: Beauty

Want and sorrow are the wages that folly earns for itself and they are generally paid.
Christian Schubart   Category: Unsorted

The fellow that owns his own house is always just coming out of a hardware store.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Home

No soldier starts a warthey only give their lives to it. Wars are started by you and me by bankers and politicians newspaper editors clergymen who are ex-pacifists and Congressmen with vertebrae of putty. The youngsters yelling in the streets poor lads are the ones who pay the price.
Francis Duffy   Category: Unsorted

The everyday kindness of the back roads more than makes up for the acts of greed in the headlines.
Charles Kuralt   Category: Unsorted

Its not the men in your life that counts its the life in your men. Number Three in the Top Ten Most Famous Movie Quotes. The Guinness Book of Film
Mae West   Category: Time

Music is the art of thinking with sounds.
Jules Combarieu   Category: Music

Silences make the real conversations between friends. Not the saying but the never needing to say is what counts.
Margaret Lee Runbeck   Category: Unsorted

Should I abide by the rules until theyre changed or help speed the change by breaking them? Better start rushing before the rush begins!
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Unsorted

I have... a terrible need... shall I say the word?... of religion. Then I go out at night and paint the stars.
Vincent van Gough   Category: Unsorted

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

Let not sleep fall upon thy eyes till thou has thrice reviewed the transactions of the past day. Where have I turned aside from rectitude? What have I been doing? What have I left undone which I ought to have done?
Pythagoras   Category: Sleep

The ideals which have lighted my way and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully have been kindness beauty and truth.
Albert Einstein   Category: Courage

We live in a world in which politics has replaced philosophy.
Martin L. Gross   Category: Philosophy

TRUST n. In American politics a large corporation composed in greater part of thrifty working men widows of small means orphans in the care of guardians and the courts with many similar malefactors and public enemies.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Trust

An epic is the easiest kind of picture to make badly.
Charlton Heston   Category: Unsorted

The human spirit is stronger than anything that can happen to it.
C. C. Scott   Category: Spirit

There isnt any luck that enters into anything unless its poker or shooting dice maybe. There is no luck to merchandising. There is no luck in going out and working from early in the morning to long after dinner. That is not luck its work.
Fred . Fitch   Category: Unsorted

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

Laugh at yourself first before anybody else can.
Elsa Maxwell   Category: Laugh

A child becomes an adult when he realizes that he has a right not only to be right but also to be wrong.
Thomas Szasz   Category: Right

There is a fine line between dreams and reality its up to you to draw it.
B. Quilliam   Category: Unsorted

All fantasy should have a solid base in reality.
Sir Max Beerbohm   Category: Fantasy

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
Frank Sinatra   Category: Last

If people really liked to work wed still be plowing the land with sticks and transporting goods on our backs.
William Feather   Category: Work

The essence of knowledge is having it to apply it; not having it to confess your ignorance.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Confession

Unless the job means more than the pay it will never pay more.
H. Bertram Lewis   Category: Unsorted

That boy will never get along in this world by himself. He'll never know more than enough to come in out of the rain.
Zaccheus Greeley   Category: Unsorted

Forgiveness is the key to action and freedom.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Forgive

PANDEMONIUM n. Literally the Place of All the Demons. Most of them have escaped into politics and finance and the place is now used as a lecture hall by the Audible Reformer.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Finance

Books the children of the brain.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Book

Im youth Im joy Im a little bird that has broken out of the egg.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Youth

The source of nature is spirit.
Larry Gates   Category: Unsorted

A very small degree of hope is sufficient to cause the birth of love.
Stendhal   Category: Love

Putting it in a nutshell.
Proverb   Category: Frankness

NEIGHBOR n. One whom we are commanded to love as ourselves and who does all he knows how to make us disobedient.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Neighbor

It will not always be summer: build barns.
Hesiod   Category: Unsorted

Genius is another word for magic and the whole point of magic is that it is inexplicable.
Margot Fonteyn   Category: Unsorted

Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Happiness

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things.
Robert Maynard Hutchins   Category: Unsorted

Australians swallow more syllables than any other single item of consumption.
Sir Hermann Black   Category: Unsorted

Our friends show us what we can do; our enemies teach us what we must do.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Character

The conquest of the fear of death is the recovery of lifes joy. One can experience an unconditional affirmation of life only when one has accepted death not as contrary to life but as an aspect of life. Life in its becoming is always shedding death and on the point of death. The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure fearlessness and achievement.
Joseph Campbell   Category: Death

Youre never a loser until you quit trying.
Mike Ditka   Category: Unsorted

From a dogs point of view his master is an elongated and abnormally cunning dog.
Mabel L. Robinson   Category: Dog

Why has our poetry eschewed The rapture and response of food? What hymns are sung and praises said For the home made miracle of bread?
Louis Untermeyer   Category: Unsorted

Adam Had 'em.
Unknown   Category: Adam

MINOR adj. Less objectionable.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Minority

There is nothing evil save that which perverts the mind and shackles the conscience.
St. Ambrose   Category: Unsorted

If we had no winter the spring would not be so pleasant.
Anne Dudley Bradstreet   Category: Unsorted

If you live in a country run by committee be on the committee.
Graham Summer   Category: Committee

When people bother you in any way it is because their souls are trying to get your divine attention and your blessing.
Catherine Ponder   Category: Soul

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

For the industrious thinking right-living young man the future holds as many rewards as any period in our nations history.
William M. Jeffers   Category: Unsorted

Who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Adventure

Men are born ignorant not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell   Category: If

Good friendships are fragile things and require as much care as any other fragile and precious thing.
Randolph Bourne   Category: Friendship

Her very frowns are fairer far Than smiles of other maidens are.
David Hartley Coleridge   Category: Unsorted

The best possible preparation for the future is a well lived present.
George H. Brimhall   Category: Unsorted

Every saint has a bee in his halo.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Saint

A meeting moves at the speed of the slowest mind in the room. (In other words all but one participant will be bored all but one mind underused.)
Dale Dauten   Category: Meetings

In the deep unwritten wisdom of life there are many things to be learned that cannot be taught. We never know them by hearing them spoken but we grow into them by experience and recognize them through understanding. Understanding is a great experience in itself but it does not come through instruction.
Anthony Hope   Category: Unsorted

Who are you going to believe me or your own eyes?
Groucho Marx   Category: Belief

Philosophy: unintelligible answers to insoluble problems.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Philosophy

If is a word that has humbled many gardeners. But it hasnt made us quit.
Katherine Endicott   Category: Unsorted

It is probably safe to say that the best brains of the nation are to be found in industry. This is partly because industry can afford to pay the highest prices for talent and also because of the training men receive in that field. That this fact is not more apparent is due in part to the reluctance of business men to reveal their accomplishments to the public and also because they have directed their energies in the past almost exclusively to production problems.
Ralph Hendershot   Category: Industry

Those that set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
Charles W. Chestnutt   Category: Evil

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke   Category: Power

The superior man understands what is right; the inferior man understands what will sell.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Inferior

The person who lives by himself and for himself is apt to be corrupted by the company he keeps.
Unknown   Category: Selfishness

People who laugh actually live longer than those who don't laugh. Few persons realize that health actually varies according to the amount of laughter.
James J. Walsh   Category: Unsorted

That man may last but never lives Who much receives but nothing gives; Whom none can love whom none can thank Creations blot creations blank.
Thomas Gibbons   Category: Unsorted

A goodly apple rotten at the heart; O what a goodly outside falsehood hath!
William Shakespeare   Category: Lever

Love begins with love.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Friendship

What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Reactionaries

CONSOLATION n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Yourself

In view of all the deadly computer viruses that have been spreading lately Weekend Update would like to remind you: when you link up to another computer youre linking up to every computer that that computer has ever linked up to.
Dennis Miller   Category: Computer

How much the making of a garden no matter how small adds to the joy of living only those who practice the arts and the science can know.
E. H. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

My Church and My Creed You ask me what is my religion? Now what if I say I have None? Youll be wrongly impressed And unduly distressed So wait I have only begun. My creed in the sense that you mean it Has no single symbol or sign. Big impressive or small There is good in them all So perhaps Your religion is mine. My doctrine is any that stands for The honor and virtue of men. For whatever we preach Were all striving to reach A mutual goal in the end. My church is the one that is nearest Wherever I happen to be. The place where men go Their devotion to show Is good and sufficient for me. What matters the Name on the mileposts That stand by the path you have trod? If the pathway leads UP Then at last you shall sup With the infinite army of God.
Peter Dale Wimbrow Sr.   Category: Unsorted

... well publicized facts are always the bane to the mind controllers.
Dr. Joost A. M. Meerloo MD   Category: Unsorted

You should always believe what you read in the newspapers for that makes them more interesting.
Dame Rose Macaulay   Category: Interest

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. Accept the place the divine providence has found for you the society of your contemporaries the connection of events.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Confidence

PLUNDER v. To take the property of another without observing the decent and customary reticences of theft. To wrest the wealth of A from B and leave C lamenting a vanishing opportunity.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Wealth

Teaching is the art of awakening the natural curiosity of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
Anatole France   Category: Curiosity

Nothing can be done at once hastily and prudently.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Hurry

Better know nothing than half-know many things.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Know

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

Peace is not the product of a victory or a command. It has no finishing line no final deadline no fixed definition of achievement. Peace is a never-ending process the work of many decisions.
Oscar Arias   Category: Peace

It is coming.... I feel Already shod with marble ... gloved with lead.... Let the old fellow come now! He shall find me On my feet sword in hand [ He draws his sword. ] I can see him there he grins He is looking at my nose that skeleton. Whats that you say? Hopeless? Why very well! But a man does not fight merely to win! No no better to know one fights in vain! ... You there. Who are you? A hundred against one I know them now my ancient enemies. [ He lunges at the empty air. ] Falsehood! ... There! There! Prejudice. Compromise. Cowardice. [ Thrusting ] Whats that? No! Surrender? No! Never never! ... Ah you too Vanity! I know you would overthrow me in the end. No! I fight on! I fight on! I fight on!
Edmond Rostand   Category: Unsorted

Why should the Golden Rule be so difficult in business and foreign relations? The happily married treat each other as they wish to be treated. They treat their children better than they wish to be treated themselves. Unless we do unto a friend as we do unto ourselves we lose a friend. In an emergency we rush to the aid of our neighbor. Is it so great a step to realize that all people everywhere are neighbors?
Arthur Dunn   Category: Unsorted

A man who could make so vile a pun would not scruple to pick a pocket.
John Dennis   Category: Pun

The relationship between commitment and doubt is by no means an antagonistic one. Commitment is healthiest when it is not without doubt but in spite of doubt.
Rollo May   Category: Commitment

For thy sake Tobacco I Would do any thing but die.
Charles Lamb   Category: Smoking

The universe is made of one kind of what-ever-it-is which cannot be defined.
Thaddeus Golas   Category: Unsorted

True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods and meaner creatures kings.
William Shakespeare   Category: Kindness

Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants.
William Penn   Category: Government

Compassion means that if I see my friend and my enemy in equal need I shall help both equally. Justice demands that we seek and find the stranger the broken the prisoner and comfort them and offer them our help. Here lies the holy compassion of God.
Mechtild   Category: Unsorted

If we are to have a stabilized market demand selling pressure should be maintained ... perhaps increased the first sign of a decline in business. I know of no single way business managers can do more to stabilize market demand than through greater stabilization of sales and advertising expenditures.
Paul G. Hoffman   Category: Business

Knowledge itself is power. Nam et ipsa scientia potestas est.
Francis Bacon   Category: Knowledge

It was a saying of Demetrius Phalereus that Men having often abandoned what was visible for the sake of what was uncertain have not got what they expected and have lost what they had being unfortunate by an enigmatical sort of calamity.
Athenaeus   Category: Myth

Children need models more than they need critics.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Parents

You can't build a great company without great people. But how do you know them when you see them? Over the past few years a number of companies in a wide range of industries from airlines to steel computers to hotels have asked themselves what separates their winners from their losers good hires from bad and they all arrived at the same answer: what people know is less important than who they are. Hiring they believe is not about finding people with the right experience; it's about finding people with the right mind-set. These companies hire for attitude and train for skill.
Peter Carbonara   Category: Unsorted

Thinking not growth makes manhood. Accustom yourself therefore to thinking. Set yourself to understand whatever you see or read. To join thinking with reading is one of the first maxims and one of the easiest operations.
Isaac Taylor   Category: Unsorted

When humor goes there goes civilization.
Erma Bombeck   Category: Civilization

Be careful how you spend your time: Spend your time in nothing which you know must be repented of.
Richard Baxter   Category: Remember

His sword he hung over the mantelpiece. His coat of mail was arranged on a stand in the hall (until he lent it to a Museum) His gold and silver was largely spent in presents both useful and extravagent which to a certain extent accounts for the affection of his nephews and his nieces. His magic ring he kept a great secret for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came!
John Ronald Reuel J. R. R. Tolkien   Category: Gift

Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle.
Alexander Pope   Category: War

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Find

I don't want to see pictures of Hollywood stars in their dressing gowns taking out the rubbish. It ruins the fantasy.
Sarah Brightman   Category: Celebrity

For fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
Alexander Pope   Category: Fool

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

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

Son of man keep not silent forget not deeds of tyranny. Cry out at the disaster of a people recount it unto your children and they unto theirs. From generation to generation the hordes swept in ran wild and savage and there was no deliverance valiance and revolt. How the mighty are fallen the great in spirit and stout of heart walking to their death with a halo of eternity. (reference to the Holocaust)
Yehuda L. Bialer   Category: Unsorted

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

You must get involved to have an impact. No one is impressed with the won-lost record of the referee.
John H. Holcomb   Category: Action

The most trifling actions that affect a mans credit are to be regarded. The sound of your hammer at five in the morning or at nine at night heard by a creditor makes him easy six months longer; but if he sees you at the billiard-table or hears your voice at a tavern when you should be at work he sends for his money the next day.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Credit

God saith Verily my compassion overcometh my wrath.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Forgive

Were we directed from Washington when to sow & when to reap we should soon want bread.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Agriculture

The value the world sets upon motives is often grossly unjust and inaccurate. Consider for example two of them: mere insatiable curiosity and the desire to do good. The latter is put high above the former and yet it is the former that moves one of the most useful men the human race has yet produced: the scientific investigator. What actually urges him on is not some brummagem idea of Service but a boundless almost pathological thirst to penetrate the unknown to uncover the secret to find out what has not been found out before. His prototype is not the liberator releasing slaves the good Samaritan lifting up the fallen but a dog sniffing tremendously at an infinite series of rat-holes.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Inaccuracy

The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great abide by yourself and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common nor the common heroic.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Hero

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

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

Dreams that do come true can be as unsettling as those that don't.
Brett Butler   Category: Dream

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

If you educate a man you educate a person but if you educate a woman you educate a family.
Ruby Manikan   Category: Education

For what are they all in their high conceit When man in the bush with God may meet?
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: God

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

Curtain! Fast music! Light! Ready for the last finale! Great! The show looks good the show looks good!
Florenz Ziegfeld   Category: Last

There is no such thing as failure. There are only results.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Immorality

He who has no fire in himself cannot warm others.
Proverb   Category: Enthusiasm

Im not sure I want popular opinion on my side Ive noticed those with the most opinions often have the fewest facts.
Bethania McKenstry   Category: Fact

I shall live badly if I do not write and I shall write badly if I do not live.
Francois Sagan   Category: Man

Watch your step when you immediately know the one way to do anything. Nine times out of ten there are several better ways.
Wm. B. Given Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Its a warm wind the west wind full of birds cries.
John Edward Masefield   Category: Unsorted

Never let a problem become an excuse.
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller   Category: Never

A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
H. H. Munro (Saki)   Category: Mistake

The major reason for setting a goal is for what it makes of you to accomplish it. What it makes of you will always be the far greater value than what you get.
Jim Rohn   Category: Goals

We are what we are wherever we are.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Afraid

A cynic is a man who when he smells flowers looks around for a coffin.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Cynic

Ah! would that we could at once paint with the eyes! In the long way from the eye through the arm to the pencil how much is lost!
Gotthold Lessing   Category: Unsorted

The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Today

Life is ten percent what you make it and 90 percent how you take it.
Irving Berlin   Category: Life

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination attesting in all men a creative power which if it were available in waking would make every man a genius.
Frederick Henry Hedge   Category: Dream

Its true thought Des Esseintes pursuing his original line of reasoning: most of the time Nature is incapable of producing such twisted unhealthy species unaided. She provides the basic material the seed and the soil the nourishing matrix and the elements of the plant which man then raises models paints and sculpts in his own way. In a few years man can achieve what Nature in her laziness fails to produce over centuries.
Des Esseintes   Category: Unsorted

Rush If you ever see me getting beaten by the police put down the video camera and come help me.
Bobcat Goldthwait   Category: Unsorted

If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man then wherever you go for the rest of your life it stays with you for Paris is a movable feast.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Food

Our value system must conform to His. Our actions must conform to our values.
L. Tom Perry   Category: Values

Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu   Category:

It is the highest impertinence and presumption therefore in kings and ministers to pretend to watch over the economy of private people and to restrain their expense. They are themselves always and without any exception the greatest spendthrifts in the society.
Adam Smith   Category: Easy

The First Lady is an unpaid public servant elected by one person her husband.
Claudia Alta (Lady Bird) Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Progress in industry depends very largely on the enterprise of deep-thinking men who are ahead of the times in their ideas.
Sir William Ellis   Category: Unsorted

What is the use of a book thought Alice without pictures or conversations.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Book

Expect everything and anything seems nothing. Expect nothing and anything seems everything.
Samuel Hazo   Category: Everything

This only grant me that my means may lie Too low for envy for contempt too high.
Abraham Cowley   Category: Contempt

You will succeed best when you put the restless anxious side of affairs out of mind and allow the restful side to live in your thoughts .
Margaret Stowe   Category: Unsorted

Youth which is forgiven everything forgives itself nothing: Age which forgives itself anything is forgiven nothing.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Youth

The introverted church is one which puts its own survival before its mission its own identity above its task its internal concerns before its apostolate its rituals before its ministry. Undue emphasis on the static structure of the Church has led to the disappearance of a significant lay ministry in denominational Protestantism.
Gibson Winter   Category: Unsorted

The love of Justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering Injustice.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Justice

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

So little done so much to do.
Cecil Rhodes   Category: Do

Geese are friends to no one they bad mouth everybody and everything. But they are companionable once you get used to their ingratitude and false accusations.
E. B. White   Category: Companion

An idler is a watch that wants both hands; As useless if it goes as when it stands.
William Cowper   Category: Idleness

The first rule of intelligent tinkering is to save all the parts.
Paul Ehrlich   Category: Rule

Much of a muchness.
Sir John Vanbrugh   Category: Unsorted

The less help you have in a garden the more yours it is.
Nikki   Category: Unsorted

I never yet heard man or woman much abused that I was not inclined to think the better of them and to transfer the suspicion or dislike to the one who found pleasure in pointing out the defects of another.
Jane Porter   Category: Abuse

When you go to court you are putting your fate into the hands of twelve people who weren't smart enough to get out of jury duty.
Norm Crosby   Category: Law

Humor is reason gone mad.
Groucho Marx   Category: Humor

If you can believe it the mind can achieve it.
Ronnie Lott   Category: Achievement

A national debt if it is not excessive will be to us a national blessing.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Debt

It takes a lot of nerve to bang your fist and demand tougher juvenile gun laws while doing nothing to enforce the ones that already exist. I must point out that doubling the size of the criminal code will not matter if the Clinton-Gore administration refuses to vigorously enforce these laws.
Bill McCollum   Category: Gun

If all men lead mechanical unpoetical lives this is the real nihilism the real undoing of the world.
Reginald Horace Blyth   Category: Life

Self-satisfaction is the state of mind of those who have the happy conviction that they are not as other men.
Margery Allingham   Category: Self

Our patience will achieve more than our force.
Edmund Burke   Category: Patience

Modern man worships at the temple of science but science tells him only what is possible not what is right..
MILTON S. Eisenhower   Category: Unsorted

The most important things in life arent things.
   Category: Best

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

Courage consists not in hazarding without fear But being resolutely minded in a just cause.
Plutarch   Category: Courage

About the time we think we can make ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Easy

I fear nothing so much as a man who is witty all day long.
Marie de Sevigne   Category: Unsorted

We all write poems; it is simply that the poets are the ones who write in words.
John Fowles   Category: Poetry

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

There is no failure except in no longer trying. There is no defeat except from within no really insurmountable barrier save our own inherent weakness of purpose.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Unsorted

Never have a path for walking on less than three feet wide.
Martin Hoyles   Category: Unsorted

Concentration is the ability to think about absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary.
Ray Knight   Category: Concentration

Sports is the very fiber of all we stand for. It keeps our spirits alive.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Sports

I believe that the first test of a truly great man is his humility. Really great men have a curious feeling that the greatness is not in them but through them. And they see something divine in every other man and are endlessly incredibly merciful.
John Ruskin   Category: Diversity

To be willing to suffer in order to create is one thing; to realize that ones creation necessitates ones suffering that suffering is one of the greatest of Gods gifts is almost to reach a mystical solution to the problem of evil.
John William Navin Sullivan   Category: Unsorted

Oil all the wheels on your wagon not just the squeaky one.
GLADIOLA Montana   Category: Unsorted

The splendid discontent of God With chaos made the world.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Chaos

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Suffer

For my part I believe that the vain glorious and the violent will not inherit the earth.... In pursuance of that faith my friends and I take the hands of the dying in our hands. And some of us travel to the Pentagon and others live in the Bowery and serve there and others speak unpopularly and plainly of the fate of the unborn and of convicted criminals. It is all one.
Daniel Berrigan   Category: Unsorted

Striking the electric chain wherewith we are darkly bound.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Electricity

The street to obscurity is paved with athletes who perform great feats before friendly crowds. Greatness in major league sports is the ability to win in a stadium filled with people who are pulling for you to lose.
George H. Allen   Category: Football

NEWTONIAN adj. Pertaining to a philosophy of the universe invented by Newton who discovered that an apple will fall to the ground but was unable to say why. His successors and disciples have advanced so far as to be able to say when.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Disciples

The art of making deep noises from the chest sound like important messages from the brain.
H. J. Phllips   Category: Unsorted

... is it to be understood that the principles of the Declaration of Independence bear no relation to half of the human race?
Harriet Martineau   Category: Unsorted

The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.
Stephen R. Covey   Category: Others

It is not how much you know about life but how you live your life that counts. Those who can avoid mistakes by observing the mistakes of others are most apt to keep free from sorrow. In a world full of uncertainties the record of what has gone beforehuman experienceis as sure and reliable as anything of which we know.
Ray Lyman Wilbur   Category: Unsorted

A visionary is one who can find his way by moonlight and see the dawn before the rest of the world.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Dream

Rich gifts wax poor when givers prove unkind.
William Shakespeare   Category: Gift

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

I can write better than anybody who can write faster and I can write faster than anybody who can write better.
A. J. Liebling   Category: Writing

We can complain because rose bushes have thorns or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Misfortunes

He who labors diligently need never despair; for all things are accomplished by diligence and labor.
Menander   Category: Diligence

The United States is a nation of laws: badly written and randomly enforced.
Francis Vincent Frank Zappa Jr.   Category: Law

That which is useless dies. Animals that fail to serve some useful purpose in the scheme of things slowly but surely become extinct. Let any part of the human body cease to perform its ordained function and it withersas when an arm is kept long in a sling. This same decree that nothing useless is permitted to survive runs through the mind of the industrial world.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Unsorted

Over-preparation is the foe of inspiration.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Prepare

You don't stop laughing because you grow old; you grow old because you stop laughing.
Michael Pritchard   Category: Age

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi   Category: Cannot

In a purely technical sense each species of higher organism is richer in information than a Caravaggio painting Bach fugue or any other great work of art.
Edward O. Wilson   Category: Art

Simple pleasures are the last refuge of the complex.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Pleasure

There is no ornament like virtue There is no misery like worry There is no protection like patience There is no friend equal to generosity.
Nagarjuna   Category: Dog

He who has not forgiven an enemy has never yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life.
Lauter   Category: Endure

The presidency is not merely an administrative office. It is pre-eminently a place of moral leadership.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Leadership

There is something in animals beside the power of motion. They are not machines; they feel.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Unsorted

The quickest way to end a war is to lose it.
George Orwell   Category: War

The President intervenes scolding both of them for their outrageous behavior: Gentlemen. You cant fight in here. This is the War Room!
Peter Richard Henry Sellers   Category: Unsorted

Education n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Disguise

In words as fashions the same rule will hold Alike fantastic if too new or old: Be not the first by whom the new are tried Nor yet the last to lay the old aside.
Alexander Pope   Category: Fashion

Sin may open bright as the morning But it will end dark as night.
Thomas Talmage   Category: Unsorted

Read Homer once and you can read no more; For all books else appear so mean so poor Verse will seem prose; but still persist to read And Homer will be all the books you need.
John Sheffield Duke of Buckinghamshire and Normanby   Category: Unsorted

He only employs his passion who can make no use of his reason.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Passion

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

There is more pleasure in making a garden than in contemplating a paradise.
Anne Scott-James   Category: Unsorted

I do not think much of a man who does not know more today than he did yesterday.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Conceit

Every time I paint a portrait I lose a friend.
John Singer Sargent   Category: Art

O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we Are dead who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living.
Philip II   Category: Death

True enjoyment comes from activity of the mind and exercise of the body; the two are ever united.
Wilhelm von Humboldt   Category: Amusement

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Theodore Parker   Category: Self

They never fail who die in a great cause.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Cause

Ambition is so powerful a passion in the human breast that however high we reach we are never satisfied.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Ambition

Love doesnt just sit there like a stone; it has to be made like bread remade all the time made new.
Ursula K. LeGuin   Category: Love

Unlike my subject now shall be my song; It shall be witty and it shan't be long.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Unsorted

... the science of calculation also is indispensable as far as the extraction of the square and cube roots: Algebra as far as the quadratic equation and the use of logarithms are often of value in ordinary cases: but all beyond these is but a luxury; a delicious luxury indeed; but not to be in indulged in by one who is to have a profession to follow for his subsistence.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Mathematics

A cool and candid people will at once reflect that the purest of human blessings must have a portion of alloy in them that the choice must always be made if not of the lesser evil at least of the greater not the perfect good.
James Madison   Category: Unsorted

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.
William Cowper   Category: Glory

A religion that serves todays needs and holds tomorrows promise should not consist of dying forms and cold rituals but of living hope and friendly righteousness. Justice honor and truth will be found where righteousness is found. If all people return to religion and find peace the world will find peace.
Wayland Zwayer DD.   Category: Unsorted

Loving You is Easy Cause Youre Beautiful Hers was a gift of love a miracle of life For all the world to see and hear forever.
Minnie Riperton Rudolph   Category: Unsorted

If pregnancy were a book they would cut the last two chapters.
Nora Ephron   Category: Book

When you know that youre capable of dealing with whatever comes you have the only security the world has to offer.
Harry Browne   Category: Capable

And prove their doctrine orthodox By apostolic blows and knocks.
Samuel Butler   Category: Orthodox

If we evolved a race of Isaac Newtons that would not be progress. For the price Newton had to pay for being a supreme intellect was that he was incapable of friendship love fatherhood and many other desirable things. As a man he was a failure; as a monster he was superb.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Intellectual

For life is the mirror of king and slave Tis just what we are and do; Then give to the world the best you have And the best will come back to you.
Madeline Bridges   Category: Unsorted

The hottest places in Hell are reserved for those who in time of great moral crises retained their neutrality.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Neutral

You can lean over backward so far that you fall flat on your face.
Ben H. Bagdikian   Category: Compromise

The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.
J.M. Power   Category: Dream

Women prevent the threads of life from being broken. The finest minds have always understood the peacemaking role of women.
Mikhail Sergeyivich Gorbachev   Category: Unsorted

In a time of drastic change it is the learners who survive; the learned find themselves fully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Earth

How do I work? I grope.
Albert Einstein   Category: Work

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

There is nothing so powerful as truth and often nothing so strange.
Daniel Webster   Category: Truth

Two great European narcotics alcohol and Christianity.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Alcohol

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

What helps me go forward is that I stay receptive I feel that anything can happen.
Anouk Aimee   Category: Unsorted

An empire is an immense egotism.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Empire

The business of America is business.
John Calvin Coolidge   Category: Business

Non-cooperation with evil is as much a duty as is cooperation with good.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Evil

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

Convincing yourself doesnt win an argument.
Robert Half   Category: Yourself

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

There it was hidden in alphabetical order.
Rita Holt   Category: Loquacity

War is a poor chisel to carve out tomorrow.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: War

To my mind to kill in war is not a whit better than to commit ordinary murder.
Albert Einstein   Category: Murder

The difference between heaven and hell is which side of the pitchfork youre on.
Rev. Sheldon de Wehr   Category: Unsorted

People are always neglecting something they can do in trying to do something they cant do.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Neglect

IMMORAL adj. Inexpedient. Whatever in the long run and with regard to the greater number of instances men find to be generally inexpedient comes to be considered wrong wicked immoral.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Immorality

One of the greatest pleasures to be derived from wealth in any form is the delight inherent in choosing the proper vocational program for ones life. The child who has toys that will amuse him in all kinds of weather is enjoying the luxuries of life. The man who selects the proper vocation in life has all the luxuries that life can provide.
Lloyd E. Bougham   Category: Unsorted

I would no more teach children military training than teach them arson robbery or assassination.
Eugene Victor Debs   Category: Unsorted

There is always danger for those who are afraid of it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Danger

The loss of liberty in general would soon follow the suppression of the liberty of the press; for it is an essential branch of liberty so perhaps it is the best preservative of the whole.
John Peter Zenger   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple tidy and not very incriminating.
Alfred Hitchcock   Category: Funerals

About the most originality that any writer can hope to achieve honestly is to steal with good judgment.
Josh Billings   Category: Plagiarism

Perhaps the most important lesson the world has learned in the past fifty years is that it is not true that human nature is unchangeable. Human nature on the contrary can be changed with the greatest ease and to the utmost possible extent. If in this lies huge potential danger it also contains some of the brightest hopes that we have for the future of mankind.
Bruce Bliven   Category: Unsorted

Of all the acts of man repentance is the most divine.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Remember

People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.
Unknown   Category: Cannot

The formation of right habits is essential to your permanent security. They diminish your chance of falling when assailed and they augment your chance of recovery when overthrown.
John Tyndall   Category: Unsorted

Forget that I remember And dream that I forget.
Algernon Charles Swinburne   Category: Learn

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

No one Eleanor Roosevelt said can make you feel inferior without your consent. Never give it.
Marian Wright Edelman   Category: Inferior

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

Do little things now; so shall big things come to thee by and by asking to be done.
Proverb   Category: Small

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

POSTERITY n. An appellate court which reverses the judgment of a popular authors contemporaries the appellant being his obscure competitor.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Appeasement

The darkest hour in any man's life is when he sits down to plan how to get money without earning it.
Horace Greeley   Category: Money

Can success change the human mechanism so completely between one dawn and another? Can it make one feel taller more alive handsomer uncommonly gifted and indomitably secure with the certainty that this is the way life will always be? It can and it does!
Moss Hart   Category: Unsorted

When you look at the world in a narrow way how narrow it seems! When you look at it in a mean way how mean it is! When you look at it selfishly how selfish it is! But when you look at it in a broad generous friendly spirit what wonderful people you find in it.
Horace Rutledge   Category: Unsorted

Every effort for progress for enlightenment for science for religious political and economic liberty emanates from the minority and not from the mass.
Emma Goldman   Category: Minority

Physician heal thyself.
The Bible   Category: Doctor

Every mans got to figure to get beat sometime.
Joe Louis   Category: Unsorted

My advice to the womens clubs of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
William Allen White   Category: Woe

Wherever Law ends Tyranny begins.
John Locke   Category: Law

If moral behavior were simply following rules we could program a computer to be moral.
Samuel P. Ginder   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

Is getting well ever an art or art a way to get well?
Robert Lowell   Category: Unsorted

If its painful for you to criticize your friends youre safe in doing it; if you take the slightest pleasure in it thats the time to hold your tongue.
Alice Duer Miller   Category: Friendship

For a community to be whole and healthy it must be based on peoples love and concern for each other.
Millard Fuller   Category: Community

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

Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Decency

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

The hangover became a part of the day as well allowed-for as the Spanish siesta.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Dream

I knew someone had to take the first step and I made up my mind not to move.
Rosa Parks   Category: Unsorted

Shes been everyone elses girl; maybe one day shell be her own.
Tori Amos   Category: Unsorted

Desires must be simple and definite. They defeat their own purpose should they be too many too confusing or beyond a mans training to accomplish.
George S. Clason   Category: Desire

Its a drag having to wear socks during matches because the tan like stops at the ankles. I can never get my skin like color coordinated.
Monica Seles   Category: Unsorted

Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years people grow old only by deserting their ideals.
Samuel Ullman   Category: Unsorted

I do believe there is many a tear in the heart that never reaches the eyes.
Norman MacEwan   Category: Unsorted

Be sincere; be brief; be seated.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: President

The major way of doing anything with ones self is to own ones self. This means to take full responsibility and accountability for whatever I am doing at any moment with anybody. It means among other things that I get rid of all the extra fingers that I point at people and situations to explain my behavior. When a person says He made me mad that is not accurate. It is I made me mad. When I permit myself the luxury of taking that full responsibility then Im on first base at least because then I can do something about it.
W. W. Broadbent MD PhD   Category: Self

The world breaks everyone and afterward some are strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway   Category: Everyone

Out from the heart of Nature rolled The burdens of the Bible old.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Bible

Above all we must realize that no arsenal or no weapon in the arsenals of the world is so formidable as the will and moral courage of free men and women. It is a weapon our adversaries in todays world do not have.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Freedom

If you are content you have enough to live comfortably.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Content

The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.
William James   Category: Community

When anyone was sick Muhammad used to rub his hands upon the sick persons body saying O Lord of mankind! Take away this pain and give health; for Thou art the giver of health: there is no health bu Thine that health which leaveth no sickness.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Kindness

RUM n. Generically fiery liquors that produce madness in total abstainers.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Alcohol

We all have been for all time...and we shall be for all timeÂ… As the spirit of our mortal body wanders on in childhood and youth and old age the Spirit wanders on to A new body: of this the sage has no doubts.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: Proverb

It is only by fidelity in little things that the grace of true love to God can be sustained and distinguished from a passing fervor of spirit.... No one can well believe that our piety is sincere when our behavior is lax and irregular in its little details. What probability is there that we should not hesitate to make the greatest sacrifices when we shrink from the smallest?
François Fenelon   Category: God

We must not allow other peoples limited perceptions to define us.
Virginia Satir   Category: Others

In the sacred precinct of that dwelling where the despotic woman wields the sceptre of fierce neatness one treads as if he carried his life in his hands.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Housework

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

People do not seem to realize that their opinion of the world is also a confession of character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Behavior

[My mother] speaks of my step being a source of life-long pain to her that it is a living death etc. By the same post I had several letters from anxious relatives telling me that it was my duty to come home and thus ease my mothers anxiety.
Elizabeth Garrett Anderson   Category: Unsorted

In love of home the love of country has its rise.
Charles Dickens   Category: Home

The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble the most beautiful marble you can imagine. That beautiful warm living object looked so fragile so delicate that if you touched it with a finger it would crumble and fall apart. Seeing this has to change a man has to make a man appreciate the creation of God and the love of God.
James Irwin   Category: Unsorted

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try if you can to belong to the first class. Theres far less competition.
Dwight Whitney Morrow   Category: Intelligent

Glory follows virtue as if it were its shadow.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Shadow

It takes tremendous discipline to control the influence the power you have over other peoples lives.
Clint Eastwood   Category: Control

Pseudonym of Christina Georgina Rossetti
Ellen Alleyne   Category: Unsorted

Second Witch By the pricking of my thumbs Something wicked this way comes. Open locks Whoever knocks!
William Shakespeare   Category: Wife

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

Those things which the English public never forgives - youth power and enthusiasm.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Forgive

By necessity by proclivity and by delight we all quote. In fact it is as difficult to appropriate the thoughts of others as it is to invent.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Necessity

When night Darkens the streets then wander forth the sons Of Belial flown with insolence and wine.
John Milton   Category: Alcohol

Laugh and the world laughs with you. Snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess   Category: Alone

And if a house be divided against itself that house cannot stand.
The Bible   Category: Government

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

History shows that there is nothing so easy to enslave and nothing so hard to emancipate as ignorance hence it becomes the double enemy of civilization. By its servility it is the prey of tyranny and by its credulity it is the foe of enlightenment
Lemuel K. Washburn   Category: Credulity

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

When you think everything is hopeless A little ray of light comes from somewhere!
Unknown   Category: Proverb

Love is that splendid triggering of human vitality the supreme activity which nature affords anyone for going out of himself toward someone else.
Jose Ortega y Gasset   Category: Love

There are three principal means of acquiring knowledge... observation of nature reflection and experimentation. Observation collects facts; reflection combines them; experimentation verifies the result of that combination.
Denis Diderot   Category: Experiment

That was my gift ... having the ability to put certain guys together that would create a chemistry and then letting them go; letting them play what they knew and above it.
Miles Davis   Category: Jazz

I wish to have no connection with any ship that does not go fast; for I intend to go in harms way.
John Paul Jones   Category: Harm

Ive had a perfectly wonderful evening. But this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Insults

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
Alfred Adler   Category: Immorality

If you live long enough youll see every victory turn into a defeat.
Simone de Beauvoir   Category: Defeat

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

He who knows others is clever; He who knows himself has discernment.
Lao Tzu   Category: Wise

Among the things you can give and still keep are your word a smile and a grateful heart.
Zig Ziglar   Category: Unsorted

You cannot be buried in obscurity: you are exposed upon a grand theater to the view of the world. If your actions are upright and benevolent be assured they will augment your power and happiness.
Cyrus the Great   Category: Death

Whom the gods wish to destroy they first call promising.
Cyril Connolly   Category: Destiny

Change is one thing progress is another. Change is scientific progress is ethical; change is indubitable whereas progress is a matter of controversy.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Change

IMMODEST adj. Having a strong sense of ones own merit coupled with a feeble conception of worth in others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Modesty

Technical skill is mastery of complexity while creativity is mastery of simplicity.
E. Christopher Zeeman   Category: Creative

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

Men are probably nearer the central truth in their superstitions than in their science.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Superstition

The devils most devilish when respectable.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   Category: Devil

No power of genius has ever yet had the smallest success in explaining existence. The perfect enigma remains.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Existence

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

Now I think everyone should ask Am I going to be able to be the person I want to be in this relationship?
Ali MacGraw   Category: Unsorted

When I look at the future it's so bright it burns my eyes.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Future

A FRIEND A friend is one who: Pushes you in the swing Pulls you up the ladder Pats you on the back And hugs you good-bye.
Katherine N. Davis   Category: Unsorted

He thought it happier to be dead To die for Beauty than live for bread.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Beauty

In two words: im–possible.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Unsorted

Sweep first before your own door before you sweep the doorsteps of your neighbors.
Proverb   Category: Door

Knowledge without common sense says Lee is folly; without method it is waste; without kindness it is fanaticism; without religion it is death. But with common sense it is wisdom with method it is power; with charity it is beneficence; with religion it is virtue and life and peace.
Austin Farrar   Category: Unsorted

Education is what most receive many pass on and few possess.
Karl Kraus   Category: Education

One of the most delightful things about gardening is the freemasonry it gives with other gardeners and the interest and pleasure all gardeners get by visiting other peoples gardens. We all have a lot to learn and in every new garden there is a chance of finding inspiration - new flowers different arrangement or fresh treatment for old subjects. Even if it is a garden you know by heart there are twelve months in the year and every month means a different garden and the discovery of things unexpected all the rest of the year.
Margery Fish   Category: Garden

The common idea that success spoils people by making them vain egotistic and self-complacent is erroneous; on the contrary it makes them for the most part humble tolerant and kind. Failure makes people cruel and bitter.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Factory

Heres a rule I recommend: Never practice two vices at once.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Practice

We can do nothing we say sometimes we can only pray. That we feel is a terribly precarious second-best. So long as we can fuss and work and rush about so long as we can lend a hand we have some hope; but if we have to fall back upon God ah then things must be critical indeed!
A. J. Gossip   Category: Certainty

Faith is indeed the energy of our whole universe directed to the highest form of being. Faith gives stability to our view of the universe. By faith we are convinced that our impressions of things without are not dreams or delusions but for us true representations of our environment. By faith we are convinced that the signs of permanence order progress which we observe in nature are true. By faith we are convinced that fellowship is possible with our fellow man and with God.
Brook Foss Westcott   Category: Faith

Logic and cold reason are poor weapons to fight fear and distrust. Only faith and generosity can overcome them.
Jawaharlal Nehru   Category: Logic

Frances and Courtney Ill be at your altar. Please keep going Courtney for Frances for her life will be so much happier without me. I LOVE YOU. I LOVE YOU. [Suicide note. ]
Kurt Cobain   Category: Last

In March and in April from morning till night In sowing and seeding good housewives delight.
Thomas Tusser   Category: Unsorted

How comes it to pass then that we appear such cowards in reasoning and are so afraid to stand the test of ridicule?
Shaftesbury   Category: Reason

Those graceful acts Those thousand decencies that daily flow From all her words and actions.
John Milton   Category: Action

Not to be cheered by praise Not to be grieved by blame But to know thoroughly ones own virtues or powers Are the characteristics of an excellent man.
Saskya Pandita   Category: Blame

Money and success don't change people; they merely amplify what is already there.
Will Smith   Category: Money

Thats what learning is after all; not whether we lose the game but how we lose and how weve changed because of it and what we take away from it that we never had before to apply to other games. Losing in a curious way is winning.
Richard David Bach   Category: Learn

Youve got to get obsessed and stay obsessed.
John Irving   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

Science advances not by the accumulation of new facts but by the continuos development of new concepts.
Dr. James Bryant Conant   Category: Unsorted

Is it too ingenuous to imagine that anything can be left to say about a garden? Garden literature descriptive reminiscent and technical has blossomed so profusely among us during the last decade that he should be an expert indeed who ventures to add thereto.
H. G. Dwight   Category: Garden

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

In a great romance each person plays a part the other really likes.
Elizabeth Ashley   Category: Romance

People who like this sort of thing will find this is the sort of thing they like.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Crisis

The first western gardens were those in the Mediterranean basin. There in the desert areas stretching from North Africa to the valleys of the Euphrates the so-called cradle of civilization where plants were first grown for crops by settled communities garden enclosures were also constructed. Gardens emphasized the contrast between two separate worlds: the outer one where nature remained awe-inspiringly in control and an inner artificially created sanctuary a refuge for man and plants from the burning desert where shade trees and cool canals refreshed the spirit and ensured growth.
Penelope Hobhouse   Category: Garden

The person who strays away from the source is unroofed and is like dust blown about by the wind.
Molefi Kete Asante   Category: Unsorted

If you live your life with your head up your a** youll always experience the same old s**t.
Adrienne Gusoff   Category: Unsorted

Reply when asked What is jazz. Man if you gotta ask you'll never know.
Louis ‘Satchmo' Armstrong   Category: Unsorted

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
William Shakespeare   Category: Unhappiness

Theres no time like the present.
Proverb   Category: Present

Nothing can tell us so much about the general lawlessness of humanity as a perfect acquaintance with our own immoderate behavior. If we would think over our own impulses we would recognize in our own souls the guiding principle of all vices which we reproach in other people; and if it is not in our very actions it will be present at least in our impulses. There is no malice that self-love will not offer to our spirits so that we may exploit any occasion and there are few people virtuous enough not to be tempted.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Law

Marriage is a wonderful invention. But then again so is the bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connolly   Category: Unsorted

Hey you cant fight in here! This is the war room!
Dr. Strangelove   Category: Fight

Don't accept your dogs admiration as conclusive evidence that you are wonderful.
Ann Landers   Category: Dog

Nicholas Copernicus   Category: Astronomy

Its hard to be humble when youre as great as I am.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Greatness

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

Nature provides a free lunch but only if we control our appetites.
William D. Ruckelshaus   Category: Nature

A star for every State and a State for every star.
Robert C. Winthrop   Category: Government

True friendship is like sound health the value of it is seldom known until it be lost.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Friendship

The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Eden Phillpotts   Category: Invention

Our country is the world; our countrymen are mankind.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Mankind

The greatest crimes are to associate another with God to vex your father and mother to murder your own species to commit suicide and to swear to lie.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Crime

The process of creating new democratic organs of government power is beginning and as never before the greatest responsibility rests with the broadcast media.
Eduard Sagalaev   Category: Unsorted

My sources are unreliable but their information is fascinating.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Information

Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words a paragraph no unnecessary sentences for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline but that every word tell.
William Strunk Jr.   Category: Repeat

For man as for flower and beast and bird the supreme triumph is to be most vividly most perfectly alive.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Flower

When a mans best friend is his dog that dog has a problem.
Edward Paul Abbey   Category: Dog

Consider carefully before you say a hard word to a man but never let a chance to say a good one go by. Praise judiciously bestowed is money invested.
George Horace Lorimer   Category: Unsorted

Eventually all things merge into one and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the worlds great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. Under the rocks are the words and some of the words are theirs. I am haunted by waters.
Norman Maclean   Category: Cut

The fruits of the earth do not more obviously require labor and cultivation to prepare them for our use and subsistence than our faculties demand instruction and regulation in order to qualify us to become upright and valuable members of society useful to others or happy ourselves.
Isaac Barrow   Category: Unsorted

In order for a war to be just three things are necessary. First the authority of the sovereign Secondly a just cause Thirdly a rightful intention.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Intentions

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 belongs to human nature to hate those you have injured. Proprium humani ingenii est odisse quem læseris
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Hate

Faced with the choice between changing ones mind and proving there is no need to do so almost everyone gets busy on the proof.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Mind

I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Lifes a bitch. Youve got to go out and kick ass.
Maya Angelou   Category: Girl

Holding on to anger only gives you tense muscles.
Joan Lunden   Category: Unsorted

Appeasers believe that if you keep on throwing steak to a tiger the tiger will become a vegetarian.
Heywood Braun   Category: Vatican

A pool is the eye of the garden in whose candid depths is mirrored its advancing grace.
Lousie Bebe Wilder   Category: Unsorted

It is very beautiful over there.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Last

Constant exposure to dangers will breed contempt for them.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Danger

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

True wisdom lies in gathering the precious things out of each day as it goes by.
E. S. Bouton   Category: Unsorted

The prolonged slavery of women is the darkest page in human history.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton   Category: Slavery

Although we all possess the seeds of great love and compassion without the light of the enlightened ones wisdom and the waters of their compassion these seeds would never spout.
Philip Kapleau   Category: Unsorted

Old age takes away from us what we have inherited and gives us what we have earned.
Gerald Brenan   Category: Ghost

If you are all wrapped up in yourself you are overdressed. • If you are all wrapped up in yourself you make a very small package.
Unknown   Category: Conceit

It isnt necessary to have relatives in Kansas City in order to be unhappy.
Groucho Marx   Category: Unhappiness

Theres a certain slant of light On winter afternoons That oppresses like the weight Of Cathedral tunes.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Seasons

Theres only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is Ill get married again.
Clint Eastwood   Category: Marriage

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

It is a glorious privilege to live to know to act to listen to behold to love. To look up at the blue summer sky;to see the sun sink slowly beyond the line of the horizon; to watch the worlds come twinkling into view first one by one and the myriads that no man can count and lo! the universe is white with them; and you and I are here.
Marco Morrow   Category: Unsorted

There is no fate that cannot be surmounted by scorn.
Albert Camus   Category: Fate

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

My parents always told me that people will never know how long it takes you to do something. They will only know how well it is done
Nancy Hanks   Category: Unsorted

Every generation laughs at the old fashions but follows religiously the new.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Fashion

He who seeks wisdom is a wise man; he who thinks he has found it is mad.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Dog

One never goes so far as when one doesnt know where one is going.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Journey

One who is riding should salute one who is walking one who is walking should salute one who is sitting and a small company should salute a large one.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Cook

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and cometh down from the Father of lights with whom is no variableness neither shadow of turning.
The Bible   Category: Gift

A good holiday is one spent among people whose notions of time are vaguer than yours.
J. B. Priestley   Category: Holiday

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

It isnt the people you fire who make your life miserable its the people you don't.
Harvey B. Mackay   Category: Employees

I'm proud to be paying taxes in the U.S. The only thing is I could be just as proud for half the money.
Arthur Michael Godfrey   Category: Unsorted

We are what we think; as we desire so do we become! By our thoughts desires and habits we either ascend to the full divine dignity of our nature or we descend to suffer and learn.
J.Todd Ferrier   Category: Unsorted

Our ships were British oak And hearts of oak our men.
S. J. Arnold   Category: Unsorted

Create a vision and never let the environment other peoples beliefs or the limits of what has been done in the past shape your decisions. Ignore conventional wisdom
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Unsorted

There were ten lepers healed and only one turned back to give thanks but it is to be noticed that our Lord did not recall His gift from the other nine because of their lack of gratitude. When we begin to lessen our acts of kindness and helpfulness because we think those who receive do not properly appreciate what is done for them it is time to question our own motives.
Clyde Francis Little   Category: Unsorted

Faultless to a fault.
Robert Browning   Category: Fault

Be sincere. Be simple in words manners and gestures. Amuse as well as instruct. If you can make a man laugh you can make him think and make him like and believe you.
Alfred E. Smith   Category: Unsorted

You cannot make yourself feel something you do not feel but you can make yourself do right in spite of your feelings.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Unsorted

Love's like the measlesall the worse when it comes late in life.
Douglas William Jerrold   Category: Love

The real challenge that we face in our communications with others is to condition our hearts to have Christlike feelings for all of Heavenly Father's children. When we develop this concern for the condition of others we then will communicate with them as the Savior would. We will then warm the hearts of those who may be suffering in silence. As we meet people with special needs along life's way we can then make their journey brighter by the things that we say. Christlike communications will help us to develop righteous relationships and ultimately to return to our heavenly home safely. May we treasure the divine gift of communication and may we use it wisely to build and to assist others on this marvelous journey through mortality.
L. Lionel Kendrick   Category: Unsorted

I nauseate walking; 'tis a country diversion I loathe the country.
William Congreve   Category: Country

Go with the flow.
Proverb   Category: Relax

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

My only relief was in prayer.... I had asked the Lord to lead me in the right way for my best good and the way to fit me for a place in his kingdom.... I must follow in the path he dictated and that was all there was to it.
Martha Cragun   Category: Unsorted

How often we look upon God as our last and feeblest resource! We go to Him because we have nowhere else to go. And then we learn that the storms of life have driven us not upon the rocks but into the desired haven.
George Macdonald   Category: Unsorted

Walking on thin ice.
Proverb   Category: Ice

Inventing is a combination of brains and materials. The more brains you use the less material you need.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Invention

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

I was born of the flesh in 1837. I was born of the Spirit in 1856. That which is born of the flesh may die. That which is born of the Spirit will live forever.
Dwight Lyman Moody   Category: Unsorted

Busy curious thirsty fly Drink with me and drink as I.
William Oldys   Category: Alcohol

Change and growth take place when a person has risked himself / herself and dares to become involved with experimenting with his or her own life.
Herbert Otto   Category: Change

Hell is a city much like London - A populous and a smoky city.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Hell

Americas present need is not heroics but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution but restoration.
Warren Gamaliel Harding   Category: Normal

A faithful friend is a strong defense and he that findeth such findeth a treasure. A faithful friend is beyond price and there is no weighing of his goodness. A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Ben Sira   Category: Unsorted

Arturo Toscanini   Category: Assassination

Even those who write against fame wish for the fame of having written well and those who read their works desire the fame of having read them.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Writing

Live with men as if God saw you and talk to God as if men were listening.
Athenodorus   Category: Atheism

No mans knowledge here can go beyond his experience.
John Locke   Category: Experience

Propaganda must not serve the truth especially insofar as it might bring out something favorable for the opponent.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Propaganda

The Ten New Principles of Zen True Zen means to follow the absolute cosmic system with the practice of the body. 1. Be afraid! for cosmic system 2. Wake up! to cosmic consciousness satori-highest truth 3. Be happy! Love every existence 4. Believe! No doubt. 5. Get up early! with sun. 6. Sit down calmly! in zazen. 7. Stand up and walk! on the great Earth 8. Eat right! fresh and natural foods. 9. Work! with samu spirit. 10. Sleep early and deeply! with sun.
Taisen Deshimaru Roshi   Category: Zen

Life is what happens to you while youre busy making other plans.
John Lennon   Category: Busy

The day water sun moon night ... I do not have to purchase these things with money.
Titus Maccius Plautus   Category: Unsorted

Cur'd yesterday of my disease Died last night of my physician.
Matthew Prior   Category: Disease

Each of us is given a pocketful of time to spend however we may. We use what we will. We waste what we will. But we can never get back a day.
Roger Wilcox   Category: Time

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

An ounce of emotion is equal to a ton of facts.
John Junor   Category: Unsorted

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
Jane Wagner   Category: Competence

Bebop was about change about evolution. It wasnt about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change.
Miles Davis   Category: Unsorted

Like a bridge over troubled water.
Paul Frederick Simon   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

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

Hiding leads nowhere except to more hiding.
Margaret A. Robinson   Category: Unsorted

Not believing in force is the same as not believing in gravitation.
Leon Trotsky   Category: Force

Common sense is genius dressed in its working clothes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Common

Love is metaphysical gravity.
R. Buckminster Fuller   Category: Love

Life is like a sewer ... what you get out of it depends on what you put into it.
Thomas Andrew (Tom) Lehrer   Category: Depend

To forget ones purpose is the commonest form of stupidity.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Purpose

Promises and pie-crust are made to be broken.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Promise

I've seen people recover physical abilities yet never get over emotional trauma after a serious accident. I've seen other people overcome the psychological and emotional trauma of a serious illness even though they may never fully regain their physical capabilities. Which is the greater healing? Which is the better recovery? If I had the option of choosing between a mediocre life with eyesight or the life I have today even though I am blind I'd stay blind and keep the life I have.
Jim Stovall   Category: Health

He only is exempt from failures who makes no efforts.
Richard Whately   Category: Factory

Money has little value to its possessor unless it also has value to others.
Leland Stanford   Category: Unsorted

The prince of darkness is a gentleman.
William Shakespeare   Category: Devil

Business dispatched is business well done But business hurried is business ill done.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Business

In a progressive country change is constant; ... change ... is inevitable.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Progress

The worst of slaves is he whom passion rules.
Rupert Brooke   Category: Proverb

We live in deeds not years; in thoughts not breaths; In feelings not in figures on a dial. We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives Who thinks most feels the noblest acts the best. Life s but a means unto an end; that end Beginning mean and end to all things God.
Philip James Bailey   Category: Deeds

Within our impure mind the pure one is to be found.
Hui Neng   Category: Unsorted

Fraud and falsehood only dread examination. Truth invites it.
Thomas Cooper   Category: Fraud

The true and noble way to kill a foe is not to kill him you with kindness may so change him that he shall cease to be so and then he's slain.
Émile Auguste Chartier   Category: Unsorted

Reality can be beaten with enough imagination.
Unknown   Category: Beauty

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

Sometimes Im so sweet even I cant stand it.
Julie Andrews   Category: Unsorted

We succeed only as we identify in life or in war or in anything else a single overriding objective and make all other considerations bend to that one objective.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Success

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

Change alone is eternal perpetual immortal.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Change

The Saviors Atonement is stunningly inclusive!
Sheri L. Dew   Category: Unsorted

One cannot always bestow all manner of things upon everybody. To refuse a request for just cause is as praiseworthy as to grant a request that is worthy. It is for this reason that the no of some people pleases more than the yes of others. A refusal accompanied by sweet words and a civil manner gives more satisfaction to a true heart than a favor given with bad grace.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: No

Everything of importance has been said before by somebody who did not discover it.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Quotations

When somebody says to me today Youre my role model I say No Im not. You are your own role model you inside.
Georgie Anne Geyer   Category: Unsorted

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

For there s nae luck about the house There s nae luck at a; There s little pleasure in the house When our gudeman s awa.
William Julius Mickle   Category: Unsorted

Defer not till tomorrow to be wise Tomorrows sun to thee may never rise.
William Congreve   Category: Wise

We can have unity in diversity and diversity in unity. We don't have to be like one another to enjoy sisterhood.
Barbara W. Winder   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

DIE n. The singular of dice. We seldom hear the word because there is a prohibitory proverb Never say die.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Games

Spare no expense to make everything as economical as possible.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Easy

I refuse to believe that trading recipes is silly. Tuna fish casserole is at least as real as corporate stock.
Barbara Grizzuti Harrison   Category: Recipes

Whereas at the outset geometry is reported to have concerned herself with the measurement of muddy land she now handles celestial as well as terrestrial problems: she has extended her domain to the furthest bounds of space.
W.B. Frankland   Category: Unsorted

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them
Lucy Maud Montgomery MacDonald   Category: Unsorted

They gave each other a smile with a future in it.
Ring Lardner   Category: Smile

Don't worry about temptation - as you grow older, it starts avoiding you.
Unknown   Category: Growth

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

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Contradict

You know we all became mathematicians for the same reason: we were lazy.
Max Rosenlicht   Category: Mathematics

If we cannot now end our differences at least we can help make the world safe for diversity.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: World

Never before has information been so important to governments and businesses alike. And please don't imagine that some of you gathered here today may be less concerned than others. Globalization means that the butterfly effect is everywhere at work. The mistakes of a stockbroker in Singapore or the collapse of the Baht in Bangkok the decisions of a Finnish industrial concern or what the Governor of Minas Gerais in Brazil decides to do about his State's debt have had consequences for the world as a whole. More than raw information what I expect from you is shrewd judgement and foresight. I also expect you to have the courage to commit yourself by proposing new initiatives.
Jacques Rene Chirac   Category: Unsorted

When I chased after money I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life then I was prosperous.
Wayne Dyer   Category: Unsorted

We come from the earth we return to the earth and in between we garden.
Unknown   Category: Thank

No one can see their reflection in running water. It is only in still water that we can see.
Proverb   Category: Hurry

Everything may happen. Omnio fieri possent
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Everything

Late autumn twilight burial wreath on the door rises in the wind.
Sondra Ball   Category: Seasons

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

Let us ... realize that the privilege to work is a gift that the power to work is a blessing that love of work is success.
David Oman McKay   Category: Friendship

The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it cant be done is generally interrupted by someone doing it.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Progress

Good enough never is.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Enough

I did not get my Spaghetti-Os I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this. [Executed.]
Thomas J. Grasso   Category: Last

That it is better 100 guilty persons should escape than that one innocent person should suffer is a maxim that has been long and generally approved.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Justice

Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.
E. L.   Category: Worry

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

It is better to be faithful than famous.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Fidelity

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

The nourishment is palatable.
Millard Fillmore   Category: Last

Don't count the days, make the days count.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Day

Getting divorced just because you don't love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.
Zsa Zsa Gabor   Category: Divorce

What you have done becomes the judge of what youre going to do especially in other peoples minds. When youre traveling you are what you are right there and then. People don't have your past to hold against you. No yesterdays on the road.
William Least Heat Moon   Category: Judge

The difference between failure and success is doing a thing nearly right and doing it exactly right.
Edward C. Simmons   Category: Faith

I have always observed that to succeed in the world one should seem a fool but be wise.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Success

ABNORMAL adj. Not conforming to standard. In matters of thought and conduct to be independent is to be abnormal to be abnormal is to be detested. Wherefore the lexicographer adviseth a striving toward the straiter [sic] resemblance of the Average Man
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Conduct

Being entirely honest with oneself is a good exercise.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Honest

Taxes are what we pay for civilized society.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Civilization

It was by just such a hazard as if a man should let fall a handful of sand upon a table and the particles of it should be so ranged that we could read distinctly on it a whole page of Virgils Aenead.
Jacques Rohault   Category: Unsorted

Theres a fine line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.
Oscar Levant   Category: Genius

The bird of wisdom flies low and seeks her food under hedges; the eagle himself would be starved if he always soared aloft and against the sun.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Wisdom

I pray that we will treat each and every one of our Heavenly Father's children lovingly tenderly and individually as He would have us treat them. I also pray that we will always be mindful of the power each one of us has to make a difference and to influence the world in which we live.
W. Rolfe Kerr   Category: Unsorted

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
Gloria Swanson   Category: California

I have never had a policy. I have simply tried to do what seemed best each day as each day came.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Policy

Too late I stayed forgive the crime! Unheeded flew the hours; How noiseless falls the foot of time That only treads on flowers.
William Robert Spencer   Category: Late

Alas after a certain age every man is responsible for his face.
Albert Camus   Category: Age

A fine garden being no less difficult to contrive and order well than a good building.
   Category: Garden

In the depths of winter I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.
Albert Camus   Category: Attitude

Theres nothing better than a good friend except a good friend with CHOCOLATE
Linda Grayson   Category: Friendship

The weaker the data available upon which to base ones conclusion the greater the precision which should be quoted in order to give the data authenticity.
Norman R. Augustine   Category: Authentic

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

Love all Gods creatures the animals the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Unsorted

I always turn to the sports pages first which record peoples accomplishments. The front page has nothing but mans failures.
Earl Warren   Category: Accomplishment

There are more things in heaven and earth Horatio Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
William Shakespeare   Category: Philosophy

Freedom is the emancipation from the arbitrary rule of other men.
Mortimer Adler   Category: Unsorted

The law is the last result of human wisdom acting upon human experience for the benefit of the public.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Law

If ya ain't got it in ya ya can't blow it out.
Louis ‘Satchmo' Armstrong   Category: Music

When people talk of the freedom of writing speaking or thinking I cannot choose but laugh. No such thing ever existed. No such thing now exists; but I hope it will exist. But it must be hundreds of years after you and I shall write and speak no more.
John Adams   Category: Freedom

I would remind you that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. And let me remind you also that moderation in pursuit of justice is no virtue.
Barry Goldwater   Category: Defense

There must be deviations from the rules in order to express almost anything....However only the man who is familiar with the rules may sometimes violate them for he alone can know that in certain cases the rule is not enough.
Andre Ernest Modeste Gretry   Category: Certainty

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

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

There is a certain relief in change even though it be from bad to worse! As I have often found in traveling in a stagecoach that it is often a comfort to shift ones position and be bruised in a new place.
Washington Irving   Category: Change

While we stop to think we often miss our opportunity.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Opportunity

All actions are judged by the motive prompting them.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Conscience

It's in the kitchen that confidences are exchanged that family life takes place; it's among the remains of a meal or when your're elbow-deep in peelings that you ask yourself what life is all about rather than when you're sunk in an armchair in the sitting room.
BenoĂ®te Groult   Category: Unsorted

Hands untrained in the use of tools destroy what they want to build. It takes skill to use tools to achieve the result desired whether its tearing down an old house or building a new one. Skepticism is a tool serving both purposes. But it must be used by a trained mind a mind capable of disciplined thinking.
J. B. Charles   Category: Unsorted

Man must work. That is certain as the sun. But he may work grudgingly or he may work gratefully; he may work as a man or he may work as a machine. There is no work so rude that he may not exalt it; no work so impassive that he may not breathe a soul into it; no work so dull that he may not enliven it.
Henry Giles   Category: Unsorted

Many have been ruined by their fortune and many have escaped ruin by the want of fortune. To obtain it the great have become little and the little great.
Zimmermann   Category: Buy

This is the hand that wrote it and therefore it shall suffer first punishment.
Thomas Cranmer   Category: Unsorted

A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light but rather because its opponents eventually die and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.
Max Planck   Category: Familiarity

Silence is foolish if we are wise but wise if we are foolish.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Sick

Perfect courage is to do without witnesses what one would be capable of doing with the world looking on.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Courage

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world; one note of the divine concord which the entire universe is destined one day to sound.
Giuseppe Mazzini   Category: Unsorted

For the cause that lacks The wrong that needs resistance For the future in the distance And the good that I can do.
George Banks   Category: Unsorted

I hope to make people realize how totally helpless animals are how dependent on us trusting as a child must that we will be kind and take care of their needs ...[They] are an obligation put on us a responsibility we have no right to neglect nor to violate by cruelty.
James Herriot   Category: Animals

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

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

You can't hold a man down without staying down with him.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Ambition

In every country where man is free to think and to speak difference of opinion will arise from difference of perception and the imperfection of reason; but these differences when permitted as in this happy country to purify themselves by free discussion are but as passing clouds overspreading our land transiently and leaving our horizon more bright and serene.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Opinion

All growth including political growth is the result of risk-taking.
Jude Wanniski   Category: Unsorted

Justice there is an air of nobility about the word. It calls to mind other words like equity fairness and truth. It speaks of honor and exactness. It speaks of righteousness. But sadly in today's world its application is often anything but noble honorable or righteous.
Lance B. Wickman   Category: Unsorted

Anger manages everything badly.
statius   Category: Unsorted

Once a decision was made I did not worry about it afterward.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Decision

‘I have no name: I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee? 'I happy am Joy is my name' Sweet joy befall thee!
William Blake   Category: Name

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
David Searls   Category: Death

All art does but consist in the removal of surplus age.
Walter Pater   Category: Unsorted

There is no death! the stars go down To rise upon some other shore And bright in Heavens jeweled crown They shine for ever more.
John McCreery   Category: Unsorted

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

The successful man is the one who finds out what is the matter with his business before his competitors do.
Roy L. Smith   Category: Business

Old age itself is a disease. Senectus ipsast morbus
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Age

There is no comfort in change But also no learning in the Steady drone of peace. There will be no greater sorrow Than watching you go Except for watching you grow old And tired here Clarity awaits Elsewhere
Stephani Perry   Category: Unsorted

You will never be able to discover new oceans unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Courage

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

Great deeds are usually wrought at great risks.
Herodotus   Category: Deeds

We cant give our children the future strive though we may to make it secure. But we can give them the present.
Kathleen Norris   Category: Children

Ive had a wonderful time but this wasnt it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Time

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

True art selects and paraphrases but seldom gives a verbatim translation.
Thomas Bailey Aldrich   Category: Art

Pressure is when youve got thirty-five bucks riding on a four-foot putt and youve only got five dollars left.
Lee Trevino   Category: Unsorted

What would you attempt to do if you knew you would not fail?
The Rev. Robert H. Schuller   Category: Factory

... against necessity against its strength no one can fight and win.
Aeschylus   Category: Necessity

For me a landscape does not exist in its own right since its appearance changes at every moment; but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life - the light and the air which vary continually. For me it is only the surrounding atmosphere which gives subjects their true value.
Claude Monet   Category: Unsorted

That fellow seems to me to possess but one idea and that is a wrong one.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Wrong

Gauss replied when asked how soon he expected to reach certain mathematical conclusions that he had them long ago all he was worrying about was how to reach them!
Rene J. Dubos   Category: Unsorted

As we ascend the social ladder viciousness wears a thicker mask.
Erich Fromm   Category: Classes

Ninety-five percent of all the decisions youll ever make in your career would be made as well by any reasonably intelligent high school sophomore. But theyll pay you for the other five percent.
Marion Folsom   Category: Unsorted

Anything not worth doing is worth not doing well. Think about it.
Elias Schwartz   Category: Job

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

Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation is principle is always a vice.
Thomas Paine   Category: Temper

The most profound things are inexpressible.
Jenny Holzer   Category: Profound

Patriotism is your conviction that this country is superior to all other countries because you were born in it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Born

So free we seem so fettered fast we are.
Robert Browning   Category: Liberty

All you need is love.
John Lennon   Category: Love

Scarcely is there any peace so unjust that it is better than even the fairest war. Vix ulla tam iniqua pax quin bello vel aequissimo sit potior
Desiderius Erasmus   Category: Unsorted

What the public wants is the image of passion not passion itself.
Roland Barthes   Category: Passion

I don't know what you could say about a day in which you have seen four beautiful sunsets.
John Glenn   Category: Day

There are scores of thousands of sects who are ready at a moments notice to reveal the will of God on every possible subject.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Ready

The very essence of leadership is [that] you have a vision. Its got to be a vision you articulate clearly and forcefully on every occasion. You cant blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh   Category: Leadership

Life is too serious to be taken seriously.
Mike Leonard   Category: Importance

I die adoring God loving my friends not hating my enemies and detesting superstition.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Superstition

Friendship is precious not only in the shade but in the sunshine of life.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Friendship

Any approach to scientific inference which seeks to legitimize it and answer in reponse to complex uncertainty is for me a totalitarian parody of a would-be rational learning process.
A.F.M. Smith   Category: Unsorted

The most important trip you may take in life is meeting people halfway.
Henry Boye   Category: Unsorted

If to her share some female errors fall Look on her face and youll forget them all.
Alexander Pope   Category: Beauty

I make progress by having people around who are smarter than I am and listening to them. And I assume that everyone is smarter about something than I am.
Henry J. Kaiser   Category: Assume

This is death To die and know it. This is the Black Widow death.
Robert Lowell   Category: Death

I think No comment is a splendid expression. I am using it again and again. I got it from Sumner Welles. To reporters at the Washington airport after conferring with President Truman at the White House February 12 1946
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Sick

You can tell some fellows arent afraid of work by the way they fight it.
Unknown   Category: Work

If we hold genuine moral principles about animals these will not differ in substance from those we hold about human beings ... If humans have natural rights then so do animals.
Roslind Godlovitch   Category: Unsorted

Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi   Category: Name

Despite world unrest the frontiers of the future lie invitingly before us. They stretch to fabulous horizons of scientific and technological discoveryall holding promise of contribution to the national welfare. But these frontiers of tomorrow call for bold enterprisefor optimism for the united effort of industry labor agriculture and government. In the mounting miracles of science in the rapid advances of technology lie the foundations for almost countless new industries and for far swifter social progress. This promise of progress is daily taking more definite shape and clearer form as it shakes free of the post-war mists.
Earl O. Shreve   Category: Unsorted

There may be snow on the roof but theres fire in the belly.
Proverb   Category: Snow

If mathematically you end up with the wrong answer try multiplying by the page number.
Unknown   Category: Answer

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales so is the other.
Francis Bacon   Category: Death

Invention is the mother of necessity.
Thorstein Veblen   Category: Invention

You're walking by the tomb of Battiades Who knew well how to write poetry and enjoy Laughter at the right moment over the wine.
Callimachus   Category: Unsorted

If you believe in the light its because of obscurity if you believe in happiness its because of unhappiness if you believe in God then you have to believe in the devil
Father X   Category: Unsorted

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

Every man has three characters: That which he exhibits that which he has and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Karr   Category: Neglect

My doctor is wonderful. Once in 1955 when I couldn't afford an operation he touched up the X-rays.
Joey Bishop   Category: Diversion

My grandmothers are full of memories/ Smelling of soap and onions and wet clay/ With veins rolling roughly over quick hands/ They have many clean words to say/ My grandmothers were strong. Margaret Walker (1915 - ____) US writer educator From Lineage; quoted in The Black Womans Gumbo Ya-Ya by Terri L. Jewell 1993.
Margaret Walker   Category: Unsorted

Sorry about this. I know its a bit silly.
HAL 9000   Category: Unsorted

From Log Cabin to White House.
W. M. Thayer   Category: Unsorted

So rests the sky against the earth. The dark still tarn in the lap of the forest. As a husband embraces his wifes body in faithful tenderness so the bare ground and trees are embraced by the still high light of the morning. I feel an ache of longing to share in this embrace to be united and absorbed. A longing like carnal desire but directed towards earth water sky and returned by the whispers of the trees the fragrance of the soil the caresses of the wind the embrace of water and light. Content? No no no -- but refreshed rested -- while waiting.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Unsorted

The art of reading is to skip judiciously.
Philip Gilbert Hamerton   Category: Reactionaries

It is a product of Einsteins genius taking a commonplace observation combining it with some simple imaginary experiments and arriving at a revolutionary conclusion.
Clifford M. Wills   Category: Unsorted

A man who is of sound mind is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.
Paul Valery   Category: Insanity

That this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Democracy

Some are born great some achieve greatness and others have it pinned on them
George Ade   Category: Gravity

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

Fools and obstinate men make rich lawyers.
Proverb   Category: Lawyers

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

The pursuit of perfection then is the pursuit of sweetness and light.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Light

A timid person is frightened before a danger a coward during the time and a courageous person afterwards.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Danger

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

There are no ugly women only lazy ones.
Helena Rubenstein   Category: Ugly

If it were natural for father to care for their sons they would not need so many laws commanding them to do so.
Phyllis Chesler   Category: Unsorted

Any God who is to be of any use to civilization to suffering humanity or to religion must have in some way or other some at least of the attributes not of a substance or of a force but of a person. He must be interested as science is not in good and beautiful and holy.... Let us face the facts and admit as some do not that there are some services to civilization which science cannot render.
Christian Gauss   Category: Unsorted

There are grounds for cautious optimism that we may now be near the end of the search for the ultimate laws of nature.
Stephen William Hawking   Category: Unsorted

A wise old owl sat on an oak; The more he saw the less he spoke; The less he spoke the more he heard; Why arent we like that wise old bird?
Edward H. Richards   Category: Sick

Why is it that wherever I go the resident idiot heads straight for me?
Gwynn Thomas   Category: Unsorted

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Provide

Its not the size of the dog in the fight but the size of the fight in the dog.
Archie Griffin   Category: Dog

She and comparisons are odious.
John Donne   Category: Comparison

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

RADICALISM n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Radical

Nothing succeeds like address.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Success

I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Adam Smith   Category: Perfection

Our lives are but our marches to the grave.
Francis Beaumont   Category: Life

A person needs a little madness or else they never dare cut the rope and be free.
Nikos Kazantzakis   Category: Insanity

I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat get that I wear owe no man hate envy no mans happiness glad of other mens good content with my harm.
William Shakespeare   Category: Labor

The body manifests what the mind harbors.
Jerry Augustine   Category: Unsorted

OMEN n. A sign that something will happen if nothing happens.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Omen

Better to reign in hell than serve in heaven.
John Milton   Category: Better

Most modern calendars mar the sweet simplicity of our lives by reminding us that each day that passes is the anniversary of some perfectly uninteresting event.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Anniversary

He is not only idle who does nothing but he is idle who might be better employed.
Socrates   Category: Work

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

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

Snow and adolescence are the only problems that disappear if you ignore them long enough.
Earl Wilson   Category: Adolescence

Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless in facing them.
Rabindranath Tagore   Category: Praise

THE KNOWN CHILD I wondered to what extent people remained the same as theyd been when very young; if one peeled back the layers of living one would come to the known child.
Dick Francis   Category: Unsorted

Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
Proverb   Category: Truth

No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Vice

Drunkenness is nothing but voluntary madness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Alcohol

About the time we can make the ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Time

Its kind of fun to do the impossible.
Walter Elias Disney   Category: Impossible

He turnd his charger as he spake Upon the river shore He gave his bridle reins a shake Said Adieu for evermore my love And adieu for evermore.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Unsorted

The purpose of learning is growth and our minds unlike our bodies can continue growing as we continue to live.
Mortimer Adler   Category: Growth

Shes so aggravating shed give an aspirin a headache.
Frank Hughes   Category: Unsorted

A good boss makes his men realize they have more ability than they think they have so that they consistently do better work than they thought they could.
Charles Erwin Wilson   Category: Boss

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Loyalty

It is dangerous to be sincere unless you are also stupid.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Sincerity

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

I am open to the accusation that I see compost as an end it itself. But we do grow some real red damn tomatoes such as you cant get in the stores. And potatoes beans lettuce collards onions squash cauliflower eggplant carrots peppers. Dirt in you own backyard producing things you eat. Makes you wonder.
Roy Blount Jr.   Category: Agriculture

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

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

I believe Ive found the missing link between animal and civilized man. It is us.
Konrad Lorenz   Category: Unsorted

Truth is too simple for us: we do not like those who unmask our illusions.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Illusions

A story is told of an English officer in old India who one day went to the book shelf to take down a book. As he reached his hand up over the volume his finger was bitten by an adder. After a few hours the finger began to swell. Later on the swelling went into his arm and finally the whole body was affected and in a few days the officer was dead. There are adders concealed in many a book. Let the Saints beware of the books that enter their homes for their influence may be as poisonous and deadly as the adder which brought death to the English officer in old India.
Joseph F. Smith   Category: Unsorted

Let your hearts rejoice in gladness!
Mabel Jones Gabbott   Category: Unsorted

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Kill

Ive been more bossed by my fortune than it has been bossed by me.
John P. Lippett   Category: Unsorted

Waking up with the chickens.
Proverb   Category: Morning

We cannot tell the precise moment when friendship is formed. As in filling a vessel drop by drop there is at last a drop which makes it run over so in a series of kindness there is at last one which makes the heart run over.
Fahrenheit 451   Category: Unsorted

Happiness makes up in height what it lacks in length.
Robert Frost   Category: Happiness

If the person you are talking to doesnt appear to be listening be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Listen

A university professor set an examination question in which he asked what is the difference between ignorance and apathy. The professor had to give an A+ to a student who answered: I don't know and I don't care.
Richard Pratt   Category: Apathy

Data is not information Information is not knowledge Knowledge is not understanding Understanding is not wisdom.
Cliff Stoll   Category: Knowledge

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night and in between he does what he wants to do.
Bob Dylan   Category: Success

To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream; not only plan but also believe.
Anatole France   Category: Belief

Any American who is prepared to run for president should automatically by definition be disqualified from ever doing so.
Gore Vidal   Category: President

A girl is Innocence playing in the mud beauty standing on its head and motherhood dragging a doll by the foot.
Allan Beck   Category: Girl

No one needs an automatic weapon except cowards and criminals and weirdoes who have to own one to feel like a man.
Rep. John Bryant   Category: Unsorted

Theres one good thing about snow it makes your lawn look as nice as your neighbors.
Clyde Moore   Category: Unsorted

Thinking is the hardest work there is which is probably why so few engage in it.
Henry Ford   Category: Thief

Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So ... get on your way.
Theodore Seuss Doctor Seuss Geisel   Category: Day

The fact that I have no remedy for all the sorrows of the world is no reason for my accepting yours. It simply supports the strong probability that yours is a fake.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Fake

This thing is a man. Look at what you are and what awaits you. Gaze on this image and learn what your own end will be.
Epitaph   Category: Unsorted

The starting point of all achievement is desire. Keep this constantly in mind. Weak desires bring weak results just as a small amount of fire makes a small amount of heat.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Achievement

Many have quarreled about religion that never practice it.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Religion

To write a book is a task needing only pen ink and paper; to print a book is rather more difficult because genius often expresses itself illegibly; to read a book is more difficult still for one has to struggle with sleep; but to sell a book is the most difficult task of all.
Frank Mumny   Category: Unsorted

Truth is a torch but a tremendous one. That is why we hurry past it shielding our eyes indeed in fear of getting burned.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Truth

There is no such thing as an underestimate of average intelligence.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Immorality

Controversy equalizes fools and wise men - And the fools know it.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Controversy

Success is the necessary misfortune of life but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Anthony Trollope   Category: Early

Call no man foe but never love a stranger.
Stella Benson   Category: Never

When tillage begins other arts follow. The farmers therefore are the founders of human civilization.
Daniel Webster   Category: Agriculture

Work joyfully and peacefully knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.
James Lane Allen   Category: Unsorted

Put not your trust in money but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Plan

While All is in THE ALL it is equally true that THE ALL is in the All.
Unknown   Category: Eloquence

The only real training for leadership is leadership.
Anthony Jay   Category: Leadership

Bury me on my face said Diogenes; and when he was asked why he replied Because in a little while everything will be turned upside down.
Laertius   Category: Unsorted

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Aeschylus   Category: Advice

Measure wealth not by the things you have but by the things you have for which you would not take money.
Unknown   Category: Man

It is certain because it is impossible. Certum est quia impossibile
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullianus)   Category: Impossible

Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Poetry

POCKET n. The cradle of motive and the grave of conscience. In woman this organ is lacking; so she acts without motive and her conscience denied burial remains ever alive confessing the sins of others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Conscience

Every sweet hath its sour; every evil its good.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Consistent

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

I am more important than my problems.
Jose Ferrer   Category: Unsorted

Things are coming to a pretty pass when religion is allowed to invade private life.
William Lamb Lord Melbourne   Category: Privacy

Perfection is attained by slow degrees; it requires the hand of time.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Perfection

My efforts with Hollywood are like things written in water.
Anne Rice   Category: Unsorted

To be proud of knowledge is to be blind with light.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Knowledge

We live in the present we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past.
Mme. Chiang Kai-shek   Category: Unsorted

We must not be hampered by yesterdays myths in concentrating on todays needs.
Harold Geneen   Category: Myth

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

The rain it raineth on the just And also on the unjust fella: But chiefly on the just because The unjust steals the just's umbrella.
Charles Baron Bowen   Category: Rain

Jesus is the only one who can bring us to forgiveness. He waits for us to turn our hearts over to him; then he performs the healing changing finishing miracles.
Holly Metcalf   Category: Unsorted

Some like carrots others like cabbage.
Proverb   Category: Diversity

A long life may not be good enough but a good life is long enough.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Good

Time is a circus always packing up and moving away.
Ben Hecht   Category: Circus

A basic trouble is that most Churches limit themselves unnecessarily by addressing their message almost exclusively to those who are open to religious impression through the intellect whereas ... there are at least four other gateways the emotions the imagination the aesthetic feeling and the will through which they can be reached.
A. J. Gossip   Category: Unsorted

Boredom after all is a form of criticism.
William Phillips   Category: Bore

One of the true tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Problem

It is assumed that labor is available only in connection with capital; that nobody labors unless somebody else owning capital somehow by the use of it induces him to labor. This assumed it is next considered whether it is best that capital shall hire laborers and thus induce them to work by their consent. Having proceeded so far it is naturally concluded that all laborers are either hired laborers or what we call slaves. Now there is no such relation between capital and labor as here assumed .... Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital and deserves much the higher consideration. Capital has its rights which are as worthy of protection as any other rights
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Labor

I have the heart of a child. I keep it in a jar on my desk.
Robert Bloch   Category: Children

Kisses may not spread germs but they certainly lower resistance.
Louise Erickson   Category: Kissing

Men often oppose a thing merely because they have had no agency in planning it or because it may have been planned by those whom they dislike.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Opposition

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

Don't let us make imaginary evils when you know we have so many real ones to encounter.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Evil

As a remedy against all ills - poverty sickness and melancholy - only one thing is absolutely necessary: A liking for work.
Charles Pierre Baudelaire   Category: Potential

There was the Door to which I found no key; There was the Veil through which I might not see.
Omar Khayyam   Category: Future

Next in importance to freedom and justice is popular education without which neither freedom nor justice can be permanently maintained.
James Abram Garfield   Category: Education

But I when I undress me Each night upon my knees Will ask the Lord to bless me With apple pie and cheese.
Eugene Field   Category: Food

Ability is a poor mans wealth.
Sir Christopher Wren   Category: Ability

Knowledge is power but enthusiasm pulls the switch.
Ivern Ball   Category: Enthusiasm

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

Charity should begin at home but should not stay there.
Phillips Brooks   Category: Charity

We cherish our friends not for their ability to amuse us but for ours to amuse them.
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh   Category: Friendship

Man may escape from rope and gun; Nay some have outlived the doctors pill: Who takes a woman must be undone That basilisk is sure to kill. The fly that sips treacle is lost in the sweets So he that tastes woman woman woman He that tastes woman ruin meets.
John Gay   Category: Wife

Communism is the death of the soul. It is the organization of total conformity - in short of tyranny - and it is committed to making tyranny universal.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Communism

Culture like the kingdom of heaven lies within us and not in foreign galleries and books.
Randolph S Bourne   Category: Unsorted

Where God hath a temple the Devil will have a chapel.
Robert Burton   Category: Church

The great lawyer who employs his talent and his learning in the highly emunerative task of enabling a very wealthy client to override or circumvent the law is doing all that in him lies to encourage the growth in the country of a spirit of dumb anger against all laws and of disbelief in their efficacy.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Lawyers

In America anybody can be president. Thats one of the risks you take.
Adlai Stevenson   Category: President

A sobering thought what if at this very moment I am living up to my full potential?
Lily Tomlin   Category: Potential

When you are right you cannot be too radical; when you are wrong you cannot be too conservative.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Right

Success: Peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of becoming.
John Wooden   Category: Success

Sometimes its worse to win a fight than to lose.
Billie Holiday   Category: Fight

MYTHOLOGY n. The body of a primitive peoples beliefs concerning its origin early history heroes deities and so forth as distinguished from the true accounts which it invents later.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Myth

Kindness is a language which the deaf can hear and blind can read.
Mark Twain   Category: Deaf

Words once they're printed have a life of their own.
Carol Burnett   Category: Unsorted

The man who looks for security even in the mind is like a man who would chop off his limbs in order to have artificial ones which will give him no pain or trouble.
Henry G. Miller   Category: Security

Education is the state-controlled manufacture of echoes.
Norman Douglas   Category: Education

As witnesses not of our intentions but of our conduct we can be true or false and the hypocrites crime is that he bears false witness against himself. What makes it so plausible to assume that hypocrisy is the vice of vices is that integrity can indeed exist under the cover of all other vices except this one. Only crime and the criminal it is true confront us with the perplexity of radical evil; but only the hypocrite is really rotten to the core.
Hannah Arendt   Category: Intentions

While I recognize the necessity for a basis of observed reality... true art lies in a reality that is felt.
Odilon Redon   Category: Reality

Waldo is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Hector Hugh Munro Saki   Category: Death

It is the first of all problems for a man to find out what kind of work he is to do in this universe.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Problem

Above all things I hope the education of the common people will be attended to convinced that on their good sense we may rely with the most security for the preservation of a due degree of liberty.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Education

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Sir Noµl Pierce Coward   Category: Music

Blood is a cleansing and sanctifying thing and the nation that regards it as the final horror has lost its manhood...There are many things more horrible than bloodshed and slavery is one of them!
Padraic Pearse   Category: Blood

Where so many hours have been spent in convincing myself that I am right is there not some reason to fear I may be wrong?
Jane Austen   Category: Right

I am a simple man and I want simple answers.
Howard Aiken   Category: Unsorted

Character is like a tree and reputation like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Character

Ideas run wild without discussion.
Serge Kahili King   Category: Discussion

More will mean worse.
Amis Kingsley   Category: Unsorted

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach   Category: Art

Storms make oaks take deeper root.
George Herbert   Category: Tree

Love built on beauty soon as beauty dies.
John Donne   Category: Beauty

You cant have everything.... Where would you put it?
Steven Wright   Category: Everything

We have enslaved the rest of the animal creation and have treated our distant cousins in fur and feathers so badly that beyond doubt if they were able to formulate a religion they would depict the Devil in human form.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Animals

I can do something else besides stuff a ball through a hoop. My biggest resource is my mind.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar   Category: Mind

Ive never understood why people consider youth a time of freedom and joy. Its probably because they have forgotten their own.
Margaret Atwood   Category: Unsorted

If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
Stephen Levine   Category: Telephone

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

The Crossroads of America.
Unknown   Category: Road

What makes old age hard to bear is not the failing of ones faculties mental and physical but the burden of ones memories.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Memory

Old tree How many storms You have withstood while I Frail creature Find myself dismayed by one.
Nina Willis Walter   Category: Unsorted

The forces of good and evil are working within and around me I must choose and in a free will universe I do have a choice.
Sovereign   Category: Choice

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

But my dear man reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot you know.
Alan Watts   Category: Reality

If I Really Cared ... • Who you are would be more important to me than who I am. • Where you hurt would be more important than that Im well. • What you feel would be more important than what I know. • Id look you in the eyes when you talk to me; • Id think about what youre saying rather than what Im going to say next • Id hear your feelings as well as your words. • Id listen without defending. • Id hear without deciding whether you are right or wrong. • Id ask you why and how not just when and where. • Id laugh with you but not at you. • Id talk with you and not to you and Id know when its time to do neither. • I wouldnt climb over your walls. • Id wait until you let me in the gate. • I wouldnt unlock your secrets; • The performances would end. If I really cared about you • Id be myself with you • And give you the right to be the same.
Ruth Sentor   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Most dreams of glory are safe because we never venture to put them into practice.
Charles Curothe   Category: Dream

Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Luck

I always look forward to the opportunity to chop off more heads so that I can earn more money
Saeed Al Sayyaf   Category: Unsorted

Focus on remedies not faults.
Jack Nicklaus   Category: Fault

It Cant Happen Here.
Sinclair Lewis   Category: Unsorted

When it is not necessary to change it is necessary not to change.
Lucius Cary Viscount Falkland   Category: Change

One is hard pressed to think of universal customs that man has successfully established on earth. There is one however of which he can boast the universal adoption of the Hindu-Arabic numerals to record numbers. In this we perhaps have mans unique worldwide victory of an idea.
Howard W. Eves   Category: Mathematics

Hatred is the cowards revenge for being intimidated.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Cowardice

And these few precepts in thy memory Look thou character. Give thy thoughts no tongue Nor any unproportion'd thought his act. Be thou familiar but by no means vulgar; The friends thou hast and their adoption tried Grapple them to thy soul with hoops of steel.
William Shakespeare   Category: Friendship

It is not a lie its a terminological inexactitude.
Alexander Haig   Category: Lever

In proportion as the structure of a government gives force to public opinion it is essential that public opinion should be enlightened.
George Washington   Category: Public

A man without character is like a ship without a rudder.
Karl G. Maeser   Category: Goals

I celebrate myself and sing myself And what I assume you shall assume.
Walt Whitman   Category: Atom

To the timid and hesitating everything is impossible because it seems so.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Impossible

... the deer the horse the great eagle these are our brothers. The rocky crests the juices in the meadows the body heat of the pony and man all belong to the same family.... The White Man must treat the beasts of this land as his brothers.
Chief Seattle   Category: Unsorted

Someday Ill be a weather-beaten skull resting on a grass pillow Serenaded by a stray bird or two. Kings and commoners end up the same No more enduring than last nights dream.
Ryokan   Category: Unsorted

You do not need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Do not even listen simply wait. Do not even wait be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked it has no choice it will roll in ecstasy at your feet.
Franz Kafka   Category: Unsorted

A citizen of an advanced industrialized nation consumes in six months the energy and raw materials that have to last the citizen of a developing country his entire lifetime.
Maurice F. Strong   Category: Country

How can we fret and stew sub specie aeternitatis - under the calm gaze of ancient Tao? The salt of the sea is in our blood; the calcium of the rocks is in our bones; the genes of ten thousand generations of stalwart progenitors are in our cells. The sun shines and we smile. The winds rage and we bend before them. The blossoms open and we rejoice. Earth is our long home.
Stewart W. Holmes   Category: Unsorted

He who would teach men to die would teach them to live.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Death

It gets you nowhere if the other persons tail is only just in sight for the second half of the conversation.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Conversation

There are three things which make a nation great and prosperous a fertile soil busy workshops and easy conveyance for men and commodities.
Francis Bacon   Category: Gravity

There are no dumb questionsonly dumb answers.
Marshall Loeb   Category: Unsorted

But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you to love the LORD your God and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cleave unto him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Thomas Morell   Category: Unsorted

Sleep is the interest we have to pay on the capital which is called in at death; and the higher the rate of interest and the more regularly it is paid the further the date of redemption is postponed.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Death

Ask any mans permission when we ask him to obey it.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Peace

I quote others only the better to express myself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Others

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Growth

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world that we must love our enemiesor else? The chain reaction of evilhate begetting hate wars producing more warsmust be broken or else we shall be plunged into the abyss of annihilation.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Enemy

Genuine beginnings begin within us even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
William Bridges   Category: Unsorted

The man who is clever and industrious is suited to high staff appointments; use can be made of a man who is stupid and lazy; the man who is clever and lazy is suited for the highest command he has the nerve to deal with all situations; but the man who is stupid and industrious is a danger and must be dismissed immediately.
Baron von Hammerstein-Equoard   Category: Unsorted

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Plutarch   Category: Character

Though those who are betrayed do feel the treason sharply yet the traitor stands in worse case of woe.
William Shakespeare   Category: Treason

Study men not historians.
Harry S. Truman   Category: History

All philosophy lies in two words sustain and abstain.
Epictetus   Category: Abstinence

If dogs could talk it would take a lot of fun out of owning one.
Andrew A. 'Andy' Rooney   Category: Dog

If we may believe our logicians man is distinguished from all other creatures by the faculty of laughter. He has a heart capable of mirth and naturally disposed to it.
Joseph Addison   Category: Laugh

A wise word is more rare than the green emerald and one can find the word of wisdom even amongst the slave girls making grain.
Barbara De Angelis PhD   Category: Unsorted

What must be shall be; and that which is a necessity to him that struggles is little more than choice to him that struggles.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Choice

At least I have the modesty to admit that lack of modesty is one of my failings.
Hector Berlioz   Category: Modesty

While an open mind is priceless it is priceless only when its owner has the courage to make a final decision which closes the mind for action after the process of viewing all sides of the question has been completed. Failure to make a decision after due consideration of all the facts will quickly brand a man as unfit for a position of responsibility. Not all of your decisions will be correct. None of us is perfect. But if you get into the habit of making decisions experience will develop your judgment to a point where more and more of your decisions will be right. After all it is better to be right 51% of the time and get something done than it is to get nothing done because you fear to reach a decision.
H. W. Andrews   Category: Mind

The Constitution of America only guarantees pursuit of happiness you have to catch up with it yourself. Fortunately happiness is something that depends not on position but on disposition and life is what you make it.
Gill Robb Wilson   Category: Unsorted

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

Man begins by loving love and ends by loving a woman. Woman begins by loving a man and ends by loving love.
Remy de Gourmont   Category: Love

I was saying continued the Rocket I was saying What was I saying? You were talking about yourself replied the Roman Candle. Of course; I knew I was discussing some interesting subject when I was so rudely interrupted.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Discussion

There is a loftier ambition than merely to stand high in the world. It is to stoop down and lift mankind a little higher.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Down

Hollywood is a place where theyll pay you $50000 for a kiss and 50 cents for your soul.
Marilyn Monroe   Category: Hollywood

Innocence is like polished armor; it adorns and defends.
Robert South   Category: Innocent

In the morning when you are sluggish about getting up let this thought be present: I am rising to a mans work.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Bed

The mind of the scholar if he would leave it large and liberal should come in contact with other minds.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Scholar

The brave man carves out his fortune and every man is the son of his own works.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Arab

Continually strive to improve yourself.
   Category: Strive

An axe to grind.
Proverb   Category: Disagree

People who knowingly select movies and television programs featuring foul language deserve exactly what they get.... Many people will wonder why governments that are clever enough to devise ways to shield children from the dangers of prayer in the classroom should not be clever enough to shield them from the evils of vulgarity in entertainment.
Edward Grimsley   Category: Unsorted

Hemingway was a jerk.
Harold Robbins   Category: Insults

Conditions are never just right. People who delay action until all factors are favorable do nothing.
William Feather   Category: Action

Time spent in getting even would be better spent in getting ahead.
Unknown   Category: Revenge

In general the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one class of citizens to give to another.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Government

Chastity is not chastity in an old man but a disability to be unchaste.
John Donne   Category: Chastity

In all thy humours whether grave or mellow Thourt such a touchy testy pleasant fellow Hast so much wit and mirth and spleen about thee There is no living with thee nor without thee.
Joseph Addison   Category: Character

There's not a joy the world can give like that it takes away.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Joy

A mans dying is more the survivors affair than his own.
Thomas Mann   Category: Death

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Death

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.
Karen Kaiser Clark   Category: Unsorted

A molehill man is a pseudo-busy executive who comes to work at 9 AM and finds a molehill on his desk. He has until 5 PM to make this molehill into a mountain. An accomplished molehill man will often have his mountain finished before lunch.
Fred Allen   Category: Work

The power to tax is not the power to destroy while this Court sits.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Tax

Its all right to hold a conversation but you should let go of it now and then.
Richard Armour   Category: Conversation

A wicked tongue sets England and France Fighting each other with spear and lance. A wicked tongue can break a bone Though a tongue itself has none.
Michael Rosen   Category: Unsorted

We in this House are role models. People all over the world watch us and study us. When we fall short they lose hope. When we fail they despair.
Newt Gingrich   Category: Unsorted

It is a rough road that leads to the heights of greatness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Greatness

I have sometimes been wildly despairingly acutely miserable ... but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Agatha Christie   Category: Certainty

People tend to think Im always aggressive and strong. The truth is Ive always been wracked with self-loathing which leads me into terrible self paralysing depressions. When I go down to this place I feel so empty and overwhelmed I can barely move. But perversely I find these traits in a man unacceptable I cant stand someone who can out-depress me. You know that scene in Babe where the farmer clog-dances for the pig? Sometimes Im the sick pig and I need a farmer to cheer me up. And when things get bad my boyfriend does dance for me and it never fails to make me laugh. Hes a pretty snappy dancer.
Shirley Manson   Category: Unsorted

We are all born charming fresh and spontaneous and must be civilized before we are fit to participate in society.
Judith Martin   Category: Born

Recipe for greatness To bear up under loss to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief to be victor over anger to smile when tears are close to resist evil men and base instincts to hate hate and to love love to go on when it would seem good to die to seek ever after the glory and the dream to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be that is what any man can do and so be great.
Zane Grey   Category: Unsorted

I think greed is healthy. You can be greedy and still feel good about yourself.
Ivan Boesky   Category: Greed

When I am talking to a client about their clothes I try to find out who they are where they are coming from who they want to be who they visualize themselves as and so forth.
Richard Brooks   Category: Unsorted

See Josh Billings
Henry Wheeler Shaw   Category: Unsorted

Anxiety is the rust of life destroying its brightness and weakening its power. A childlike and abiding trust in Providence is its best preventive and remedy.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Anxiety

The 7 Deadly Sins are: Wealth without work Pleasure without conscience Knowledge without character Business without morality Science without humanity Worship without sacrifice Politics without principle.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Destiny

A man is literally what he thinks his character being the complete sum of all his thoughts.... How could a person possibly become what he is not thinking? Nor is any thought when persistently entertained too small to have its effect. The divinity that shapes our ends is indeed in ourselves. It is one's very self.
Spencer W. Kimball   Category: Unsorted

A seven year old to a neighbor after the boy's house burned down Oh that was not our home. That was our house. We still have our home. We just don't have a place to put it right now.
Gene R. Cook   Category: Unsorted

There are very few human beings who receive the truth complete and staggering by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment on a small scale by successive developments cellularly like a laborious mosaic.
AnaĂŻs Nin   Category: Truth

Medicine makes people ill mathematics makes them sad and theology makes them sinful.
Martin Luther   Category: Mathematics

Poverty is the parent of revolution and crime.
Aristotle   Category: Potential

We are perverse creatures and never satisfied.
Nan Fairbrother   Category: Unsorted

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

Is not the truth the truth?
William Shakespeare   Category: Truth

Ive been called many names like perfectionist difficult and obsessive. I think it takes obsession takes searching for the details for any artist to be good.
Barbra Streisand   Category: Details

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

No one ever impaired their eyesight by looking on the bright side.
Vere X. Campbell   Category: Attitude

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

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Saint Thomas Aquinas   Category: Friendship

The future is like heaven everyone exalts it but no one wants to go there now.
James Baldwin   Category: Future

Learn to be satisfied. It is just as easy as being dissatisfiedand much more pleasant.
Jacob de Jager   Category: Unsorted

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

Telling lies is a fault in a boy an art in a lover an accomplishment in a bachelor and second-nature in a married man.
Helen Rowland   Category: Lever

Over the long haul of life on this planet it is the ecologists and not the bookkeepers of business who are the ultimate accountants.
Stewart Udall   Category: Unsorted

Look at a day when you are supremely satisfied at the end. Its not a day when you lounge around doing nothing; its when youve had everything to do and youve done it.
Lord Acton   Category: Busy

Speech and silence. We feel safer with a madman who talks than with one who cannot open his mouth.
E. M. Cioran   Category: Unsorted

CONDOLE v.i. To show that bereavement is a smaller evil than sympathy.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Sympathy

If we could only make our hands move as actively as our tongues what wonders we could accomplish! Almost everyone loves to hear his own voice. It is so easy too! Yet if we could say less and do more for each others good not alone would every home be happier but communities would he enriched thereby. Instead of criticism by speech to show someone a better way to do a thing would be of much greater value.
John Wanamaker   Category: Speak

I don't know that atheists should be considered citizens nor should they be considered patriots. This is one nation under God.
George Herbert Walker Bush   Category: Atheism

Single women have a dreadful propensity to being poor.
Jane Austen   Category: Potential

No man but a blockhead ever wrote except for money.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Money

Intellect can light up only a small area of the universe. For my part I should subscribe to the familiar paradox that the more we know the more we are conscious of our ignorance the further the intellect has traveled the smaller it seems relatively t
C. E. M. Joad   Category: Unsorted

How we observe the Sabbath indicates our feelings toward our Father in Heaven.
LeGrand R. Curtis   Category: Unsorted

Wars never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali   Category: War

Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Temperance

With love and patience nothing is impossible.
Daisaku Ikeda   Category: Patience

All wars are civil wars because all men are brothers.
Francois Fenelon   Category: War

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Aesop   Category: Misfortunes

I figured it was going to be a white guy between 25 and 55 because theyre the root of most evil.
Ann Rhodes   Category: Unsorted

Friendships the privilege of private men; for wretched greatness knows no blessing so substantial.
Nahum Tate   Category: Unsorted

The outcome of the war is in our hands; the outcome of words is in the council.
Homer   Category: War

Be courteous to all but intimate with few; and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence.
George Washington   Category: Adversity

Philosophy is for the few.
William Gilbert   Category: Unsorted

Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month other just go over them.
Sally Poplin   Category: Unsorted

If at first you do succeed try to hide your astonishment.
Proverb   Category: Astonish

What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God.
Monica Baldwin   Category: God

If quantum mechanics hasnt profoundly shocked you you havent understood it yet.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Shocking

Never underestimate a woman...unless youre talking about her age or weight.
C. T.   Category: Unsorted

A little of what you fancy does you good.
Marie Lloyd   Category: Constitution

It is beginning to be hinted that we are a nation of amateurs.
Earl of Rosebery   Category: Unsorted

The reason there are so few female politicians is that it is too much trouble to put makeup on two faces.
Maureen Murphy   Category: Face

There is an easier better and quicker way to do most everything and now as never before we must seek those easier better quicker ways and methods.
Gustav Metzman   Category: Unsorted

If that vital spark that we find in a grain of wheat can pass unchanged through countless deaths and resurrections will the spirit of man be unable to pass from this body to another?
William Jennings Bryan   Category: Spirit

Many might go to Heaven with half the labor they go to hell.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Heaven

The greatest ability in business is to get along with others and influence their actions. A chip on the shoulder is too heavy a piece of baggage to carry through life.
John Hancock   Category: Business

Time fleeth on Youth soon is gone Naught earthly may abide; Life seemeth fast But may not last - It runs as runs the tide.
Leland   Category: Unsorted

We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Agreement

There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world and yet we tolerate incredible dullness.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Dull

The creative impulses of man are always at war with the possessive impulses.
Van Wyck Brooks   Category: Creative

Men argue; nature acts.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Argument

I am the modern intelligent independent-type woman. In other words a girl who can not get a man.
Shelley Winters   Category: Woe

God never promises exemption. He does promise companionship which is better. He does not promise do deliver you or me or any other individual from pain sorrow or economic disaster but He does give assurance the He will help us through and that there will be compensations. I will not leave you comfortless I will come to you. These are the words of Jesus.
Daniel A. Poling   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing so absurd (or ridiculous) but some philosopher has said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Absurd

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

Only a mediocre person is always at his best.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Best

To fall in love you have to be in the state of mind for it to take like a disease.
Nancy Mitford   Category: Disease

The most prominent place in hell is reserved for those who are neutral on the great issues of life.
Billy Graham   Category: Hell

Peace originates with the flow of things its heart is like the movement of the wind and waves. The Way is like the veins that circulate blood through our bodies following the natural flow of the life force. If you are separated in the slightest from that divine essence you are far off the path.
Morihei Uyeshiba   Category: Unsorted

The world of antitrust is reminiscent of Alice's Wonderland: everything seemingly is yet apparently isn't simultaneously. It is a world in which competition is lauded as the basic axiom and guiding principle yet too much competition is condemned as cutthroat. It is a world in which actions designed to limit competition are branded as criminal when taken by businessmen yet praised as enlightened when initiated by the government. It is a world in which the law is so vague that businessmen have no way of knowing whether specific actions will be declared illegal until they hear the judge's verdict after the fact.
Alan Greenspan   Category: Business

When two people are under the influence of the most violent most insane most delusive and most transient of passions they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited abnormal and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Influence

ROPE n. An obsolescent appliance for reminding assassins that they too are mortal. It is put about the neck and remains in place ones whole life long.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Hanging

Leadership is not magnetic personality that can just as well be a glib tongue. It is not making friends and influencing people that is flattery. Leadership is lifting a persons vision to high sights the raising of a persons performance to a higher standard the building of a personality beyond its normal limitations.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Leadership

Art is Mans nature. Nature is Gods art.
James Bailey   Category: Nature

Grow we must if we outgrow all that love us.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Growth

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

American Composer
Scott Joplin   Category: Unsorted

Temptations unlike opportunities will always give you second chances.
Orlando A. Battista   Category: Unsorted

They work now with computers for building buildings and books but not ever with new ideas.
Emil Ruder   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Women and elephants never forget an injury.
Reginald   Category: Elephant

It takes a wise man to recognize a wise man.
Xenophanes   Category: Virtue

To have a right to do a thing is not the same as to be right in doing it.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Right

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Civilization

Fame like a wayward girl will still be coy To those who woo her with too slavish knees.
John Keats   Category: False

When much dispute has past we find our tenets just the same at last.
Alexander Pope   Category: Argument

It takes as much courage to have tried and failed as it does to have tried and succeeded.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Factory

Pride defeats its own end by bringing the man who seeks esteem and reverence into contempt.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James   Category: Fatigue

Ambition is like love impatient both of delays and rivals.
John Denham   Category: Ambition

Had I been present at the creation I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Alphonso the Wise   Category: Creation

Maybe Im lucky to be going so slowly because I may be going in the wrong direction.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Direction

Boast is always a cry of despair except in the young it is a cry of hope.
Bernard Berenson   Category: Cry

There is no such thing as chance or accident; the words merely signify our ignorance of some real and immediate cause.
Adam Clarke   Category: Chance

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudner   Category: Dog

Be noble minded! Our own heart and not other mens opinions of us forms our true honor.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Unsorted

When we quarrel how we wish we had been blameless!
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Quarrels

Almost anything is easier to get into than to get out of.
Agnes Allen   Category: Begin

The groves were Gods first temples.
William Cullen Bryant   Category: Nature

There is no virtue in being uncritical; nor is it a habit to which the young are given. But criticism is only the burying beetle that gets rid of what is dead and since the world lives by creative and constructive forces and not by negation and destruction it is better to grow up in the company of prophets than of critics.
Richard Livingstone   Category: Crisis

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

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

My friends money is not all. It is not money that will mend a broken heart or reassemble the fragments of a dream. Money cannot brighten the hearth nor repair the portals of a shattered home. I refer of course to Confederate money.
Artemis Ward   Category: Unsorted

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: Action

Millennium The night falls heavy with the coming storm! Far out the ocean frets against the bar And the cloud-legions gathering force and form Shut with closed ranks all gleam of moon or star. Tempestuous darkness! and unto the dawn Long hours. Ah!
Ina Coolbrith   Category: Unsorted

Some men have thousands of reasons why they cannot do what they want to when all they need is one reason why they can.
Willis R. Whitney   Category: Needs

The big salaries in business always go to those who have what it takes to get things done. That is true not only of those executives who guide the destinies of a business but it is true of those upon whom those executives must depend f or results.
J. C. Aspley   Category: Unsorted

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Hanging

Ability will never catch up with the demand for it.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Ability

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

Time is a dressmaker specializing in alterations.
Faith Baldwin   Category: Specialist

The gospel of Jesus Christ is not limited to a system of beliefs; it is a plan of action.
Howard W. Hunter   Category: Action

Im not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs. Requesting an epidural in advance of childbirth.
Madonna   Category: Unsorted

If you do not ask the right questions you do not get the right answers. A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer. Asking questions is the A-B-C of diagnosis. Only the inquiring mind solves problems.
Edward Hodnett   Category: Question

Marriage requires the giving and keeping of confidences the sharing of thoughts and feelings respect and understanding always marriage requires humility the humility to repent the humility to forgive. Marriage requires flexibility (to give and take) and firmness: not to compromise principles. And a wise and moderate sense of humor. Both need to be pulling together in the same direction.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Humor

Restlessness and discontent are the first necessities of progress.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Progress

People seldom see the halting and painful steps by which the most insignificant success is achieved.
Anne Sullivan   Category: Success

The look of success when it is worn a certain way would infuriate a jackass.
Albert Camus   Category: Success

I start drawing and eventually the characters involve themselves in a situation. Then in the end I go back and try to cut out most of the preachments.
Theodore Seuss Doctor Seuss Geisel   Category: Unsorted

Faith is a passionate intuition.
William Wordsworth   Category: Faith

AS GOD HAS PLANNED God did not make me in a single hour: He fashioned me for laughter love and tears And as a tree that slowly comes to flower He gave me time the blessed gift of years. God did not make me with a single breath: He gave me will to strive and hope and trust And days for growth so that the hour of death Might total well not blow the sun to dust. May I grow graciously through sun and rain In tolerance and kindness for all men And if life's storms should bow my head with pain Let not my soul be a stunted tree; Let me not fall but reach toward the stars; And let me grow as God has planned for me.
Hope Young   Category: Unsorted

I don't want the world I just want your half.
Unknown   Category: Revolution

The true test of civilization is not the census nor the size of the cities nor the crops but the kind of man that the country turns out.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Character

We must develop a better sense of responsibilty towards our total environment ... this better sense cannot any longer exclude from revision the staples of our diet.
Jon Wynne-Tyson   Category: Unsorted

When she stopped conforming to the conventional picture of femininity she finally began to enjoy being a woman.
Betty Naomi Friedan   Category: Conventional

Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Modesty

What men have seen they know....
Sophocles   Category: Blasphemy

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
Samuel Moore Sam Walton   Category: Everything

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France   Category: Understand

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Age

I don't care to be involved in the crash landing unless I can be in on the take off.
Harold Stassen   Category: Politics

Mankind needs the American type of leadership. Let it be not discredited by those who are out of sympathy with it who don't understand it or are incompetent to administer it. In America the demand for power to compel is a confession of incompetence to lead.
Eugene E. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

I am a feather for each wind that blows.
Unknown   Category: Wind

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra   Category: Creative

I can do only one thing at a time but I can avoid doing many things simultaneously.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Time

Of course we knew that the official reports were sketchy if not falsified. But in terms of information theory this is precisely where the problem lay: How were we to reconstruct reality from incomplete or false reports? It is not true that virtually all news in a totalitarian state is false. On the contrary most news is completely correct albeit tendentiously slanded; it is just that certain information is suppressed. One can adjust for the political slanting of the news but there is virtually no way to fill in the omissions.
Konrad Zuse   Category: Unsorted

Its so much more friendly with two.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Friendship

Just as you are unconsciously influenced by outside advertisement announcement and appeal so you can vitally influence your life from within by auto-suggestion. The first thing each morning and the last thing each night suggest to yourself specific ideas that you wish to embody in your character and personality. Address such suggestions to yourself silently or aloud until they are deeply impressed upon your mind.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Self

The chief product of an automated society is a widespread and deepening sense of boredom.
Cyril Parkinson   Category: Bore

Somebody who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.
Unknown   Category: Contrast

Pseudonym of Olive Emilie Scheider
Ralph Iron   Category: Unsorted

You live through the darkness from what you learned in the light.
Hope MacDonald   Category: Unsorted

A swarm of bees in May Is worth a load of hay; A swarm of bees in June Is worth a silver spoon; A swarm of bees in July Is not worth a fly.
Proverb   Category: Bee

There are some men who lift the age they inhabit till all men walk on higher ground in that lifetime.
Maxwell Anderson   Category: Gravity

Being too good is apt to be uninterresting.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Good

Women should be as courageous as Eve.
Jessie Evans Smith   Category: Unsorted

Does the road wind up-hill all the way? Yes to the very end.
Christina Georgina Rossetti   Category: Endure

I know how men in exile feed on dreams of hope.
Aeschylus   Category: Dream

A real friend is someone who knows all your faults but likes you anyway.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Friendship

All war is deception.
Sun Tzu   Category: War

The minute you settle for less than you deserve you get even less than you settled for.
Maureen Dowd   Category: Deserve

Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Danger

We are not amused.
Queen Victoria   Category: Amusement

Here lies a great and mighty king Whose promise none relies on; He never said a foolish thing Nor ever did a wise one.
John Wilmot   Category: Epitaphs

Uncommon valor was a common virtue.
Admiral Chester William Nimitz   Category: Soldier

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. It is right it should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul divine.
William Blake   Category: Beauty

Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools.
Gene Brown   Category: Fool

A religion old or new that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge.
Carl Sagan   Category: Unsorted

When your conscience says law is immoral don't follow it.
Jack Kevorkian   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

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
   Category: Begin

Buck did not read the newspapers or he would have known that trouble was brewing not alone for himself but for every tide-water dog strong of muscle and with warm long hair from Puget Sound to San Diego.
Jack London   Category: Newspaper

Commuter one who spends his life In riding to and from his wife; A man who shaves and takes a train And then rides back to shave again.
E. B. White   Category: Railroad

A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Day

Ask not what your country can do for you but rather what you can do for your country.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Food

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

The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.
Nikos Katzenzakis   Category: Action

A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
Proverb   Category: Hand

I like work; it fascinates me. I can sit and look at it for hours. I love to keep it by me: the idea of getting rid of it nearly breaks my heart.
Jerome K. Jerome   Category: Job

A gentleman will not insult me and no man not a gentleman can insult me.
Frederick Douglass   Category: Man

I am for the First Amendment from the first word to the last. I believe it means what it says.
Hugo La Fayette Black   Category: God

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
Jewel Kilcher   Category: Unsorted

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Walter Elliott   Category: Persecution

It is good for us to think that no grace or blessing is truly ours till we are aware that God has blessed some one else with it through us.
Phillips Brooks   Category: Unsorted

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Strength

So here hath been dawning another blue day: Think wilt thou let it slip useless away? Out of eternity this new day is born; Into eternity at night twill return.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Day

The fact that [someone is] an unattractive character with followers holding rather odd theology does not mean that they have no civil legal or constitutional rights. Calling such a group a cult should not deprive them of their rights.
Alex McColl   Category: Unsorted

Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of coaching.
Philip Crosby   Category: Job

The time for action is past! Now is the time for senseless bickering!
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Action

When you pray for potatoes grab a hoe.
Mrs. Jamieson   Category: Unsorted

Not snow no nor heat nor night keeps them from accomplishing their appointed courses with all speed. Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds. Inscription New York City Post Office adapted from Herodotus.
Herodotus   Category: Mail

Any one entrusted with power will abuse it if not also animated with the love of truth and virtue no matter whether he be a prince or one of the people.
Jean de La Fontaine   Category: Abuse

In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth can give you either the key or the door to open except yourself.
J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti   Category: Unsorted

Life is so brief that we should not glance either to far backwards or forwards ... therefore study how to fix our happiness in our glass and in our plate.
Grimod de la Reyniere   Category: Unsorted

The lamps are lit the fires burn bright. The house is full of life and light.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Proverb

Strange that the vanity which accompanies beauty excusable perhaps when there is such great beauty or at any rate understandable should persist after the beauty was gone.
Mary Annette Russell Countess Arnim   Category: Unsorted

Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Method

Some also deny that the earth is in the middest of the world and some affirme that it is mouable as also Copernicus by way of supposition and not for that he thought so in deede: who affirmeth that the earth turneth about and that the sunne standeth still in the midst of the heauens by help of which false supposition he hath made truer demonstrations of the motions and reuolutions of the celestiall Spheares than euer were made before....
Thomas Blundeville   Category: Unsorted

We are not human beings trying to be spiritual. We are spiritual beings trying to be human.
Jacquelyn Small   Category: Journey

One very important ingredient of success is a good wide-awake persistent tireless enemy.
Frank B. Shutts   Category: Endure

I don't need the money dear. I work for art.
Maria Callas   Category: Art

Where life is colorful and varied religion can be austere or unimportant. Where life is appallingly monotonous religion must be emotional dramatic and intense. Without the curry boiled rice can be very dull.
C. Northcote Parkinson   Category: Religion

Fate and character are the same thing.
Novalis   Category: Unsorted

Abortion is advocated only by persons who have themselves been born.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Abortion

I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me Confused at the grace that so fully he proffers me. I tremble to know that for me he was crucified That for me a sinner he suffered he bled and died. Refrain: Oh it is wonderful that he should care for me enough to die for me! Oh it is wonderful wonderful to me! I marvel that he would descend from his throne divine To rescue a soul so rebellious and proud as mine That he should extend his great love unto such as I Sufficient to own to redeem and to justify. I think of his hands pierced and bleeding to pay the debt! Such mercy such love and devotion can I forget? No no I will praise and adore at the mercy seat Until at the glorified throne I kneel at his feet.
Charles H. Gabriel   Category: Unsorted

Mental pleasures never cloy; unlike those of the body they are increased by repetition approved by reflection And strengthened by enjoyment.
Nathaniel Cotton   Category: Pleasure

Someday we may have a grownup for President again.
Jennifer Roback Mores   Category: Unsorted

He that can heroically endure adversity will bear prosperity with equal greatness of the soul; for the mind that cannot be dejected by the former is not likely to be transported without the latter.
Henry Fielding   Category: Adversity

No mind is thoroughly well-organized that is deficient in a sense of humor.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Humor

There is no final solution to loneliness until you recognize that you need the resources which are in yourself to enpy within limits being alone being the kind of person that you like to be with and reaching out to others not in a grasping way but in an attempt to be meaningful and loving and of service in their lives.
Truman G. Madsen   Category: Unsorted

Any writer I suppose feels that the world into which he was born is nothing less than a conspiracy against the cultivation of his talent.
James Baldwin   Category: Unsorted

The total absence of humor from the Bible is one of the most singular things in all literature.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Humor

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

The brightest crowns that are worn in heaven have been tried and smelted and polished and glorified through the furnaces of tribulation.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin   Category: Adversity

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

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

Mary had a little lamb Its fleece was white as snow And everywhere that Mary went The lamb was sure to go.
Sarah Josepha (Buell) Hale   Category: School

One fire burns out anothers burning One pain is lessend by anothers anguish.
William Shakespeare   Category: Pain

The science of today is the technology of tomorrow.
Edward Teller   Category: Science

True love is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Robert Salkin   Category: Unsorted

This paperback is very interesting but I find it will never replace a hardcover book it makes a very poor doorstop.
Alfred Hitchcock   Category: Book

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig   Category: Disappointment

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

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

Neurotics build castles in the air psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
Rita Rudner   Category: Classic

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

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

I claim not to have controlled events but confess plainly that events have controlled me.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: History

We adore chaos because we love to produce order.
M. C. Escher   Category: Chaos

Romance like the rabbit at the dog track is the elusive fake and never attained reward which for the benefit and amusement of our masters keeps us running and thinking in safe circles.
Beverly Jones   Category: Amusement

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green   Category: Classic

In the room the women come and go Talking of Michelangelo.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Useless

They know enough who know how to learn.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Knowledge

Seek first to understand before being understood.
J.Richard Clarke   Category: Understand

Too little too late.
Proverb   Category: Late

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

At every word a reputation dies.
Alexander Pope   Category: Word

Truth like a torch the more it's shook it shines.
Sir William Hamilton   Category: Truth

He is the freeman whom the truth makes free And all are slaves beside.
William Cowper   Category: Slavery

Congealed thinking is the forerunner of failure ... make sure you are always receptive to new ideas. -
George Crane   Category: Unsorted

If you make a living if you earn your own money youre free - however free one can be on this planet.
Theodore H. White   Category: Freedom

We are not certain we are never certain. If we were we could reach some conclusions and we could at last make others take us seriously.
Albert Camus   Category: Life

To have that sense of ones intrinsic worth which constitutes self-respect is potentially to have everything: the ability to discriminate to love and to remain indifferent. To lack it is to be locked within oneself paradoxically incapable of either love or indifference.
Joan Didion   Category: Worth

The road to truth is long and lined the entire way with annoying bastards.
Alexander Jablokov   Category: Road

Wherever there is danger there lurks opportunity; whenever there is opportunity there lurks danger. The two are inseparable. They go together.
Earl Nightingale   Category: Majority

Always remember the first rule of power tactics: Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have.
Saul David Alinsky   Category: Power

Since trifles make the sum of human things And half our misery from our foibles springs.
Hannah More   Category: Unsorted

In life as in art the beautiful moves in curves.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Life

Exhilaration that feeling you get just after a great idea hits you and before you realize whats wrong with it.
Unknown   Category: Feelings

Always remember that someone somewhere is making a product that will make your product obsolete.
Georges Doriot   Category: Unsorted

What a man does tells us what he is.
F. D. Huntington   Category: Happiness

In judging of others a man laboreth in vain often erreth And easily sinneth; but in judging and examining himself he always laboreth fruitfully.
Thomas Ă  Kempis   Category: Judge

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
Proverb   Category: Generation

Some fishes become extinct but Herrings go on forever. Herrings spawn at all times and places and nothing will induce them to change their ways. They have no fish control. Herrings congregate in schools where they learn nothing at all. They move in vast numbers in May and October. Herrings subsist upon Copepods and Copepods subsist upon Diatoms and Diatoms just float around and reproduce. Young Herrings or Sperling or Whitebait are rather cute. They have serrated abdomens. The skull of the Common or Coney Island Herring is triangular but he would be just the same anyway. (The nervous system of the Herring is fairly simple. When the Herring runs into something the stimulus is flashed to the forebrain with or without results.)
Will Cuppy   Category: Fish

Justice voiceless unseen seeth thee when thou sleepest and when thou goest forth and when thou liest down. Continually doth she attend thee now aslant thy course now at a later time. These lines are from a section of doubtful or spurious fragments.
Aeschylus   Category: Justice

God gives every bird a worm but he does not throw it into the nest.
Proverb   Category: Bird

We waste time looking for the perfect lover instead of creating the perfect love.
Thomas Eugene (Tom) Robbins   Category: Love

A man anxious to tell a dirty story asked Are there any ladies present? Ulysses S. Grant spoke up and replied There are no ladies present but there are gentlemen.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Gentlemen

The decent docent doesnt doze; He teaches standing on his toes. His student dassnt doze and does And thats what teaching is and was.
David McCord   Category: Student

And after all what is a lie? Tis but The truth in masquerade.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Truth

War kills men and men deplore the loss; but war also crushes bad principles and tyrants and so saves societies.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: War

The solution lies in a complete realization of what we mean by asserting that God is Almighty. The two ideas of Freewill and Divine Sovereignty can not be reconciled in our own minds but that does not prevent them from being reconciled in Gods mind. We measure Him by our own intellectual standard if we think otherwise. And so our solution of the problem of Freewill and of the problems of history and of individual salvation must finally lie in the full acceptance and realization of what is implied by the infinity and the omniscience of God.
William Sanday   Category: God

Hail wedded love mysterious law true source Of human offspring sole propriety In Paradise of all things common else....
John Milton   Category: Marriage

Nothing exists; all things are becoming.
Reiho Masunaga   Category: Unsorted

What single ability do we all have? The ability to change.
George Leonard Andrews   Category: Change

My mind is incapable of conceiving such a thing as a soul. I may be in error and man may have a soul; But I simply do not believe it.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Soul

Any jackass can kick down a barn but it takes a good carpenter to build one.
Lyndon Baines Johnson   Category: Ability

That which is not just is not law.
William Lloyd Garrison   Category: Just

Obviously where art has it over life is in the matter of editing. Life can be seen to suffer from a drastic lack of editing. It stops too quick or else it goes on too long. Worse its pacing is erratic. Some chapters are little more than a few sentences in length while others stretch into volumes. Life for all its raw talent has little sense of structure. It creates amazing textures but it cant be counted on for snappy beginnings or good endings either. Indeed in many cases no ending is provided at all.
Larry McMurtry   Category: Unsorted

Determination is the wake-up call to the human will.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Determination

We are living in a world today where lemonade is made from artificial flavors and furniture polish is made from real lemons...
Alfred E. Newman   Category: Artificial

My father was often angry when I was most like him.
Lillian Hellman   Category: Father

To know how to wait is the great secret of success.
Joseph De Maistre   Category: Patience

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Endure

Nothing is work unless you'd rather be doing something else.
George Halas   Category: Work

Ethical living is the indispensable condition of all that is most worthwhile in the world.
Ernest Caldecott   Category: Unsorted

Turn your face toward the sacred Mosque (Koran 2:144149150) Commentary: The word sacred means that a heart which has not disengaged itself from the sphere of the soul and the sphere of created beings is forbidden to penetrate into this place.... Wherever you are turn your face [toward the sacred Mosque] means Wherever you are in the accomplishment of works of worship or in the ordinary acts of life contemplate Him in what you eat in what you drink in him or her whom you marry always knowing that He is at once the Contemplator and the Contemplated....
Abd al-Kader   Category: Spirit

Cheerfulness is the atmosphere under which all things thrive.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Humor

I was a pilot flying an airplane and it just so happened that where I was flying made what I was doing spying.
Francis Gary Power   Category: Unsorted

Technology is the knack of so arranging the world that we don't have to experience it.
Max Frisch   Category: Technology

Thou O God dost sell us all good things at the price of labor.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Labor

An artist wished to paint a face The symbol of innocence and joy; He sought a child for his ideal And drew the likeness of a boy. Long years passed on. The artist now A gray old man one picture more Designed to make and call it Guilt A contrast to the child of yore. He went into a dungeon dark Its cold walls damp with slime. And painted a wretched man chained there Condemned to death for crime. Beside the other he placed the last; And when he learned the prisoners name He found the innocent laughing child And the hardened man were but the same. Montagu Gere
Montagu Gere   Category: Unsorted

Anyone can do any amount of work provided it isnt the work he is supposed to be doing.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Work

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

If we do not maintain Justice Justice will not maintain us.
Francis Bacon   Category: Others

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

Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage And half shut afterward.
Madeleine Scuderi   Category: Eyes

Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: People

What is allowed us is disagreeable what is denied us causes us intense desire.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Allow

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

We cant begin to understand what God has planned for us But we face each day with a smile and in his name we trust For in this vast world ... is Love If only we could see the dove It seems sometimes he doesnt care When things get rough and hard to bear But with our Faith we can survive Because in our hearts HE is Alive!!
Beth Knight   Category: Unsorted

Beautiful and rich is an old friendship Grateful to the touch as ancient ivory Smooth as aged wine or sheen of tapestry Where light has lingered intimate and long. Full of tears and warm is an old friendship That asks no longer deeds of gallantry Or any deed at all save that the friend shall be Alive and breathing somewhere like a song.
Eunice Tietjens   Category: Unsorted

Tradition is what you resort to when you don't have the time or the money to do it right.
Kurt Herbert Alder   Category: Money

Why seeketh thou revenge O man! With what purpose is it that thou pursuest it? Thinkest thou to pain thine adversary by it? Know that thou thyself feelest its greatest torments.
Akhenaton   Category: Revenge

Farming is among the top ten most dangerous occupations. More than 1000 individuals lose their lives each year due to farm accidents. In 1995 there were 130000 agricultural workers injured and approximately half of these injuries were permanent.
Stanley Wise   Category: Agriculture

Language is not only the vehicle of thought it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
Humphrey Davy   Category: Unsorted

Are there not dear Michael Two points in the adventure of the diver One when a beggar he prepares to plunge; One when a prince he rises with his pearl? Festus I plunge.
Robert Browning   Category: Diving

Never regard study as a duty but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.
Albert Einstein   Category: Duty

Better contraceptives will control population only if people will use them. A nuclear holocaust can be prevented only if the conditions under which nations make war can be changed. The environment will continue to deteriorate until pollution practices are abandoned. We need to make vast changes in human behavior.
B. F. Skinner   Category: Behavior

Too many of us stay walled up because we are afraid of being hurt. We are afraid to care too much for fear that the other person does not care at all.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Afraid

Power dressing is combat gear for the trip to the top.
Valerie Steele   Category: Unsorted

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D. Rockefeller   Category: Business

Once you have mastered time you will understand how true it is that most people overestimate what they can accomplish in a year and underestimate what they can achieve in a decade!
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Time

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

To refrain from imitation is the best revenge.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Imitation

When I have a terrible need of – shall I say the word – religion. Then I go out and paint the stars.
Vincent Van Gogh   Category: Unsorted

DUTY n. That which sternly impels us in the direction of profit along the line of desire.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Duty

I don't want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Truth

Do not let trifles disturb your tranquility of mind. The little pin-pricks of daily life when dwelt upon and magnified may do great damage but if ignored or dismissed from thought will disappear from inanition.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Mind

Its so easy to laugh. Its so easy to hate. It takes strength to be gentle and kind.
Stephen Morrissey   Category: Gentle

Happy man happy dole.
John Heywood   Category: Virtue

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

That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Judgment

All Nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding   Category: Spring

I only ask for information.
Charles Dickens   Category: Information

Liberalism seems to be related to the distance people are from the problem.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Unsorted

If you are a terror to many then beware of many.
Ausonius   Category: Unsorted

On the holy boughs of the Celestial Tree High up in the heavenly fields Beyond terrestrial desire My soul-bird a warm nest has built.
Hafiz   Category: Unsorted

Treasure your relationships not your possessions.
   Category: Possessions

Listening not imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery.
Dr. Joyce Brothers   Category: Flattery

INVENTOR n. A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Invention

If all the year were playing holidays To sport would be as tedious as to work; But when they seldom come they wish'd for come.
William Shakespeare   Category: Holiday

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

It is proof of high culture to say the greatest matters in the simplest way.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Culture

A friend to honesty and a foe to crime
Allan Pinkerton   Category: Unsorted

I don't believe in dying. Its been done. Im working on a new exit. Besides I cant die now Im booked.
George Burns   Category: Belief

All the fat guys watch me and say to their wives See theres a fat guy doing okay. Bring me another beer.
Mickey Lolich   Category: Fat

Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
The Bible   Category: Engineer

A man not perfect but of heart so high of such heroic rage that even his hopes became a part of earths eternal heritage.
Richard Gilder   Category: Unsorted

Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
Alexander Hamilton   Category: Belief

Without the body the wisdom of the larger self cannot be known.
John Conger   Category: Unsorted

We are making stupendous effort to extend the physical and economic life of the many. But of what high consequence is that extension unless the activity of the mind is also extended unless we strive ever to live better rather than simply to make a better living?
Dr. John H. Finley   Category: Unsorted

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. You cant get there by bus only by hard work and risk and by not quite knowing what youre doing. What youll discover will be wonderful. What youll discover will be yourself.
Alan Alda   Category: Creative

We can do without butter but despite all our love of peace not without arms. One cannot shoot with butter but with guns. Probably the origin of the slogan: Guns or butter.
Paul Joseph Goebbels   Category: Armed

VANITY n. The tribute of a fool to the worth of the nearest ass.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Ass

God is not willing to do everything and thus take away our free will and that share of glory which belongs to us.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: God

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Sorrow

Music inflames temperament.
Jim Morrison   Category: Music

Negative information is that which immediately upon acquiring causes the recipient to know less than he did before.
Stan Lee   Category: Unsorted

Justice delayed is justice denied.
William Ewart Gladstone   Category: Justice

Theories that go counter to the facts of human nature are foredoomed.
Edith Hamilton   Category: Unsorted

A painter should not paint what he sees but what will be seen.
Paul Valery   Category: Art

The only thing I was fit for was to be a writer and this notion rested solely on my suspicion that I would never be fit for real work and that writing didnt require any.
Russell Baker   Category: Writing

Live your beliefs and you can turn the world around.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: World

If we don't change direction we will arrive at where we are going.
Richard L. Evans   Category: Change

To err is human to forgive divine.
Alexander Pope   Category: Diversity

There may be luck in getting a good jobbut theres no luck in keeping it.
J. Ogden Armour   Category: Job

No man is good enough to govern another man without that other's consent.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Civil

Let our advance worrying become advance thinking and planning.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Worry

Americas one of the finest countries anyone ever stole.
Bobcat Goldthwaite   Category: Ambition

You can drag a person to a clue but you cant make him think.
Sarah Trombley   Category: Prostitution

Those who know the least know it the loudest.
Joan Tosti   Category: Oath

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot nothing is going to get better. Its not.
Theodore Seuss Doctor Seuss Geisel   Category: Better

The legitimate aim of criticism is to direct attention to the excellent. The bad will dig its own grave and the imperfect may safely be left to that final neglect from which no amount of present undeserved popularity can rescue it.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Crisis

The human animal cannot be trusted for anything good except en masse. The combined thought and action of the whole people of any race creed or nationality will always point in the right direction.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Trust

Herein is not only a great vanity but a great contempt of God's good gifts that the sweetness of man's breath being a good gift of God should be willfully corrupted by this stinking smoke.
James I of England   Category: Unsorted

Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand.
Aphra Behn   Category: Money

If you are going through hell keep going.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Hell

The will of God prevails. In great contests each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be and one must be wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time. In the present civil war it is quite possible that Gods purpose is something different from the purpose of either party and yet the human instrumentalities working just as they do are of the best adaptation to effect His purpose.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: God

I love the man that can smile in trouble that can gather strength from distress and grow brave by reflection. Tis the business of little minds to shrink but he whose heart is firm and whose conscience approves his conduct will pursue his principles unto death.
Thomas Paine   Category: Courage

Public office is the last refuge of a scoundrel.
Boies Penrose   Category: Congress

The trouble with weather forecasting is that its right too often for us to ignore it and wrong too often for us to rely on it.
Patrick Young   Category: Unsorted

Success or failure in business is caused more by the mental attitude even than by mental capacities.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Business

Character isnt inherited. One builds it daily by the way one thinks and acts thought by thought action by action. If one lets fear or hate or anger take possession of the mind they become self-forged chains.
Helen Douglas   Category: Character

We are always much better pleased to see those whom we have obliged than those who have obliged us.
La Rockefoucauld   Category: Life

Jesus thou joy of loving hearts Thou fount of life thou Light of men From the best bliss that earth imparts We turn unfilled to Thee again. We taste Thee O Thou living Bread And long to feast upon Thee still: We drink of Thee the Fountainhead And thirst our souls from Thee to fill. O Jesus ever with us stay Make all our moments calm and bright; Chase the dark night of sin away Shed oer the world Thy holy light.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux   Category: Unsorted

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Behavior

There is only one real happiness in life and that is the happiness of creating.
Frederick Delius   Category: Happiness

I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Others

Ambition - A lust that is never quenched grows more inflamed and madder by enjoyment.
Thomas Otway   Category: Ambition

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh   Category: Father

From the beginning of Time through eternities I was among His hidden treasures. From Nothing He called me forth but at the End of Time I shall be recalled by the King.
Nahmanides   Category: Unsorted

Don't be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps.
David Lloyd George   Category: Risk

There is no such thing as soft sell and hard sell. There is only smart sell and stupid sell.
Charles Brower   Category: Unsorted

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

No one will dare maintain that it is better to do injustice than to bear it.
Aristotle   Category: Injustice

On The Chalcedonian Formula which describes the nature of Christ as being both 'fully God and fully man.' It sounds good if you say it fast.
J. Alton Templin   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

Gallantry to women the sure road to their favor is nothing but the appearance of extreme devotion to all their wants and wishes a delight in their satisfaction and a confidence in yourself as being able to contribute toward it.
William Hazlitt   Category: Gallant

An efficient bureaucracy is the greatest threat to liberty.
Eugene J. McCarthy   Category: Unsorted

Pick battles big enough to matter small enough to win.
Jonathan Kozol   Category: Big

You know my method Watson. It is founded on the observances of trifles.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Observe

Somewhere and I cant find where I read about an Eskimo hunter who asked the local missionary priest If I did not know about God and sin would I go to hell? No said the priest not if you did not know. Then why asked the Eskimo earnestly did you tell me?
Annie Dillard   Category: God

Love wasnt put in your heart to stay. Love isnt love until you give it away.
Michael W. Smith   Category: Love

The Elf and the Dormouse UNDER a toadstool crept a wee Elf Out of the rain to shelter himself. Under the toadstool sound asleep Sat a big Dormouse all in a heap. Trembled the wee Elf frightened and yet Fearing to fly away lest he get wet. To the next sheltermaybe a mile! Sudden the wee Elf smiled a wee smile. Tugged till the toadstool toppled in two. Holding it over him gaily he flew. Soon he was safe home dry as could be. Soon woke the DormouseGood gracious me! Where is my toadstool? loud he lamented. And thats how umbrellas first were invented.
Oliver Herford   Category: Unsorted

We forfeit three fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Copy

No law can be sacred to me but that of my nature. Good and bad are but names very readily transferable to that or this; the only right is what is after my own constitution; the only wrong what is against it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Law

There are two kinds of talents man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent you just touch it up once in a while.
Pearl Mae Bailey   Category: Talent

Finance is the art of passing currency from hand to hand until it finally disappears.
Robert W. Sarnoff   Category: Finance

England home and beauty.
John Braham   Category: Unsorted

There are as many nights as days and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. It is far better to take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Day

I like to praise and reward loudly to blame quietly.
Catherine the Great   Category: Unsorted

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

It is better to be envied than pitied.
Herodotus   Category: Better

There is a lovable quality about the actual tools. One feels so kindly to the thing that enables the hand to obey the brain. Moreover one feels a good deal of respect for it; without it the brain and the hand would be helpless.
Gertrude Jekyll   Category: Unsorted

Bluid is thicker than water.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Blood

Never feed the foxes! What does that mean? Breaking commandments is like feeding foxes. In England where we live my wife and I had heard that foxes were right in town. We wanted to see a fox. A neighbor told us that if we left food for the foxes we probably would see one. Our butcher gave us some bones. Each night we would place some bones out in the backyard. Soon a fox came to eat. Then a few more. Now we have at least five foxes racing through our flower garden digging up the lawn and leaving a shamble every night sort of like a furry Jurassic Park. What started out as a curiosity is now a problem and sin is much the same. An indiscretion can begin a process that can make a mess of a whole life. Remember if you don't start feeding the foxes they will never tear up your yard. If you avoid making the seemingly small and harmless mistakes your life will be free of many larger problems later on.
Hugh W. Pinnock   Category: Animals

I have taught you my dear flock for above thirty years how to live and I will show you in a very short time how to die.
Sir Edwin Sandys   Category: Unsorted

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

Beware prejudices. They are like rats and mens minds are like traps; prejudices get in easily but it is doubtful if they ever get out.
Lord Jeffrey   Category: Prejudice

If you create an act you create a habit. If you create a habit you create a character. If you create a character you create a destiny.
Andre Maurois   Category: Action

I wanted to change the world. But I have found that the only thing one can be sure of changing is oneself.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Change

Above all it is not necessary that we should have any unexpected extraordinary experiences in meditation. This can happen but if it does not it is not a sign that the meditation period has been useless. Not only at the beginning but repeatedly there
Dietrich Bonhoeffer   Category: Unsorted

How little it takes to make life unbearable: a pebble in the shoe a cockroach in the spaghetti a womans laugh.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Suffer

We were behind the iron curtain at last.
Ethel Annakin Snowden   Category: Unsorted

Im always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning.... Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
Miles Davis   Category: Creative

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

A true chocolate lover finds ways to accommodate his passion and make it work with his lifestyle. One key not just to keeping weight down and staying guilt-free but also to keeping taste buds sharp (essential for the professionals who evaluate new products as well as judge recipes) Is being discriminating.
Julie Davis   Category: Unsorted

If Im not back in five minutes wait longer.
Ace Ventura   Category: Unsorted

After all all he did was string together a lot of old well-known quotations.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Quotations

The man of genius knows what he is aiming at; nobody else knows. And he alone knows when something comes between him and his object. In the course of generations however men will excuse you for not doing as they do if you will bring enough to pass in your own way.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Desire

I wanna float with you on a cumulus cloud I wanna take you far away from this maddening crowd You can scratch up my back with your long fingernails Well drink some weird wine and eat psychedelic snails.
Stan Ridgway   Category: Unsorted

Ignorance is the curse of God Knowledge the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
William Shakespeare   Category: If

PROVIDENTIAL adj. Unexpectedly and conspicuously beneficial to the person so describing it.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Benefit

There is nothing so likely to produce peace as to be well prepared to meet the enemy.
George Washington   Category: Prepare

France was long a despotism tempered by epigrams.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Epigrams

Wealth properly employed is a blessing; and a man may lawfully endeavor to increase it by honest means.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Rich

Follow pleasure and then will pleasure flee Flee pleasure and pleasure will follow thee.
John Heywood   Category: Flee

Memory is the greatest of artists and effaces from your mind what is unnecessary.
Maurice Baring   Category: Memory

Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us.
Thomas Paine   Category: Reputation

Men are born with two eyes but only one tongue in order that they should see twice as much as they say.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Prudent

A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
Joey Adams   Category: Unsorted

What we have done in the past is not sufficient now to prepare our youth.
Albert Theodore Tuttle   Category: Unsorted

No man is angry that feels not himself hurt.
Francis Bacon   Category: Anger

Indecision is debilitating; it feeds upon itself; it is one might almost say habit-forming. Not only that but it is contagious; it transmits itself to others.... Business is dependent upon action. It cannot go forward by hesitation. Those in executive positions must fortify themselves with facts and accept responsibility for decisions based upon them. Often greater risk is involved in postponement than in making a wrong decision.
H. A. Hopf   Category: Indecision

People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.
Dr. Elizabeth KĂĽbler-Ross   Category: Beauty

I think of the words of the prophet ... : And now after the many testimonies which have been given of Him this is the testimony last of all that we give of Him: That He lives.
Loren C. Dunn   Category: Unsorted

Force and not opinion is the queen of the world; But it is opinion that uses force.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Force

Even if there is only one possible unified theory it is just a set of rules and equations. What is it that breathes fire into the equations and makes a universe for them to describe? The usual approach of science of constructing a mathematical model cannot answer the questions of why there should be a universe for the model to describe. Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing?
Stephen William Hawking   Category: Universe

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

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

Successful gardening is doing what has to be done when it has to be done the way it ought to be done whether you want to do it or not.
Jerry Baker   Category: Unsorted

Muhammad said three days before his death Not one of you must die but with resignation to the will of God and with hope for his beneficence and pardon.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Death

Hark! She is called the parting hour is come. Take thy farewell poor world! Heaven must go home....
Richard Crashaw   Category: Unsorted

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

When he is forsaken Witherd and shaken What can an old man do but die?
Thomas Hood   Category: Unsorted

The true character of a race must be measured by the character of its woman.
Mary McCloud   Category: Unsorted

Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative a momentary cessation of unhappiness.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Alcohol

Welcome O life! I go to encounter for the millionth time the reality of experience and to forge in the smithy of my soul the uncreated conscience of my race.
James Joyce   Category: Life

Lifes greatest achievement is the continual re-making of yourself so that at last you know how to live.
Winfred Rhodes   Category: Achievement

Humanity either makes or breeds or tolerates all its afflictions great or small.
Herbert George Wells   Category: Diet

Truth crushed to earth shall rise again: The eternal years of God are hers; But error wounded writhes in pain and dies among his worshippers.
William Cullen Bryant   Category: Truth

There is hardly anything in the world that some man cant make a little worse and sell a little cheaper and the people who consider price only are this mans lawful prey.
John Ruskin   Category: Price

He is useless on top of the ground; he ought to be under it inspiring the cabbages.
Mark Twain   Category: Top

A good heart will help you to a bonny face my lad... and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
Emily BrontĂ«   Category: Unsorted

A good marriage would be between a blind wife and a deaf husband.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Husband

When we treat man as he is we make him worse than he is; when we treat him as if he already were what he potentially could be we make him what he should be.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Despise

Ah summer what power you have to make us suffer and like it.
Russell Baker   Category: Summer

One swallow does not make a summer?
Aristotle   Category: Summer

What the heart knows today the head will understand tomorrow.
James Stephens   Category: Head

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

The moment we indulge our affections the earth is metamorphosed; there is no winter and no night; all tragedies all ennuis vanish all duties even.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Affection

All theory is against the freedom of the will All experience for it.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Freedom

Winds flap the sail tortoise and snake are silent a great plan looms. A bridge will fly over this moat dug by heaven and be a road from north to south. We will make a stone wall against the upper river to the west and hold back steamy clouds and rain of Wu peaks. Over tall chasms will be a calm lake and if the goddess of these mountains is not dead she will marvel at the changed world. June 1956
Mao Tse-tung   Category: Unsorted

Of all paths a man could strike into there is at any given moment a best path for every man; to find this path and to walk in it is the one thing needful for him.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Best

It is true that a little philosophy inclineth mans mind to atheism but depth in philosophy bringeth mens minds about to religion.
Francis Bacon   Category: Atheism

Lead me Zeus and you Fate wherever you have assigned me. I shall follow without hesitation; but even if I am disobedient and do not wish to I shall follow no less surely.
Cleanthes   Category: Unsorted

Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them.
Ralph N. Gerard   Category: Illusions

He who can follow his own will is a king.
Proverb   Category: Will

I like boring things.
Andy Warhol   Category: Bore

She knows her man and when you rant and swear Can draw you to her with a single hair.
John Dryden   Category: Hair

The only thing I thought might ever kill me off was clean living. I thought How am I going to listen to that horrible noise I make without a gram of coke and a couple of double Jack Daniels?
Iggy Pop   Category: Unsorted

It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life.
Unknown   Category: Busy

In the garden Autumn is indeed the crowning glory of the year bringing us the fruition of months of thought and care and toil. And at no season safe perhaps in Daffodil time do we get such superb colour effects as from August to November.
Rose G. Kingsley   Category: Garden

Think like a man of action act like a man of thought.
Henri Louis Bergson   Category: Action

If life doesnt offer a game worth playing then invent a new one.
   Category: Play

The best thing to give to your enemy is forgiveness; to an opponent tolerance; to a friend your heart; to your child a good example; to a father deference; to your mother conduct that will make her proud of you; to yourself respect; to all men charity.
Francis Maitland Balfour   Category: Charity

Always imitate the behavior of the winners when you lose.
Unknown   Category: Behavior

Far better it is to dare mighty things to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much because they live in the grey twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Courage

It is not a merit to tolerate but rather a crime to be intolerant.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Intolerance

Evil succeeds when good men do nothing.
Mr. Philbrick   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

Hymn for a Household Shepherd of mortals here behold A little flock a wayside fold That wait thy presence to be blest O Man of Nazareth be our guest.
Daniel Henderson   Category: Unsorted

Patience is a necessary ingredient of genius
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Genius

Start right now to put into practice some of the things that have been taught to us today.
N. Eldon Tanner   Category: Unsorted

Wisdom is like electricity. There is no permanently wise man but men capable of wisdom who being put into certain company or other favorable conditions become wise for a short time as glasses rubbed acquire electric power for a while.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Wisdom

My purposes are the geography that marks out my line of travel toward the person I want to be.
Alice Koeller or Koller   Category: Purpose

Now is the winter of our discontent.
William Shakespeare   Category: Winter

Do not wait for the last judgment. It takes place every day.
Albert Camus   Category: Consequences

The voice of the intellect is a soft one but it does not rest until it has gained a hearing.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Mind

A boy a long time ago leaned against the railing of a bridge and watched the current of the river below. A log a bit of driftwood a chip floated past. Again the surface of the river was smooth. But always as it had for a hundred perhaps a thousand per
Grove Patterson   Category: Unsorted

There is no future in any job. The future lies in the man who holds the job.
George Crane   Category: Job

When your garden is finished I hope it will be more beautiful than you anticipated require less care that you had expected and have cost only a little more than you had planned.
Thomas D. Church   Category: Garden

Lost like a ball in high weeds.
Proverb   Category: Loquacity

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isnt true.
Truman Capote   Category: Me

As civil rulers not having their duty to the people duly before them may attempt to tyrannize and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.
Tenche Coxe   Category: Unsorted

We should have a great many fewer disputes in the world if only words were taken for what they are the signs of our ideas only and not for things themselves.
John Locke   Category: Word

Last Words in a Suicide note: I feel certain that Im going mad again. I feel we cant go thru another of those terrible times. And I shant recover this time. I begin to hear voices.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Last

Man must get his thoughts words and actions out of this vast moral jungle. We are not predators. We are hopefully more than instinctive killers and selfish brutes. Why take such a dim view of our potentialities and capabilities?
H.Jay Dinsah   Category: Morality

Hear reason or she'll make you feel her.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Reason

An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile hoping it will eat him last.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Compromise

Grad school is the snooze button on the clock-radio of life.
John Rogers   Category: School

What a man calls his conscience is merely the mental action that follows a sentimental reaction after too much wine or love.
Helen Rowland   Category: Conscience

I love everything thats old: old friends old times old manners old books old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Age

Your true value depends entirely on what you are compared with.
Bob Wells   Category: Depend

Madam before you flatter a man so grossly to his face you should consider whether or not your flattery is worth his having.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Flattery

Reasonable people adapt themselves to the world. Unreasonable people attempt to adapt the world to themselves. All progress therefore depends on unreasonable people.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Adapt

Blood alone moves the wheels of history.
Benito Mussolini   Category: Blood

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

None preaches better than the ant and she says nothing.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Preach

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

We cut nature up organize it into concepts and ascribe significances as we do largely because we are parties to an agreement to organize it in this way - an agreement that holds through our speech community and is codified in the patterns of our language.
Benjamin Lee Whorf   Category: Unsorted

He who has never hoped can never despair.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Endure

If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing badly.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Job

They (who) seek to establish systems of government based on the regimentation of all human beings by a handful of individual rulers ... call this a new order. It is not new and it is not order.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Government

Nobody really cares if youre miserable so you might as well be happy.
Cythina Nelms   Category: Happiness

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

It is a profitable thing if one is wise to seem foolish.
Aeschylus   Category: Fool

A sine curve goes off to infinity or at least the end of the blackboard.
Prof. Steiner   Category: End

To Nature the dweller in the Nile valley linked all that was dear to him: his happiest fetes poetry and love all were bound up with the garden and its products especially flowers. Few Oriental nations can think of a festival without flowers but nowhere are they so completely a part of human life and so essential as in [Ancient] Egypt.
M. L. Gothein   Category: Garden

... the student skit at Christmas contained a plaintive line: Give us Masters exams that our faculty can pass or give us a faculty that can pass our Masters exams.
Paul R. Halmos   Category: Unsorted

Pity is not natural to man. Children and savages are always cruel. Pity is acquired and improved by the cultivation of reason. We may have uneasy sensations from seeing a creature in distress without pity; but we have not pity unless we wish to relieve him.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Pity

The more zigzag the way the deeper the scenery. The winding path approaches the secluded and peaceful place.
Huang Binhong   Category: Unsorted

There is a certain blend of courage integrity character and principle which has no satisfactory dictionary name but has been called different things at different times in different countries. Our American name for it is guts.
Louis Adamic   Category: Courage

The wise man sayth store is no sore.
John Heywood   Category: Wise

A man ninety years old was asked to what he attributed his longevity. I reckon he said with a twinkle in his eye Its because most nights I went to bed and slept when I should have sat up and worried.
Dorothea Kent   Category: Age

Yes take a little time to play And look at life the other way. God rested when the world was made: Rest now old friend; be not afraid. But think not that your work is over That you are now a foot-free rover A rambler upon idle ways Whittling away the golden days. For in the road climb to the goal There's no long furlough for a soul. There's no long pause: on every height Another summit swims in sight. The long road rises scene by scene With little restings in between. And so I say that every end Is only an unexpected bend In eternal road we go To peaks above from peaks below. The yesterdays are shells we shed: The best is always on ahead. There's always some new world for winning; And every end is a new beginning!
Charles Edwin Markham   Category: Rest

When you do something you should burn yourself up completely like a good bonfire leaving no trace of yourself.
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi   Category: Effort

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.
Gioacchini Antonio Rossini   Category: Unsorted

Nor is it always in the most distinguished achievements that mens virtues or vices may be best discovered: but very often an action of small note a short saying or a jest shall distinguish a persons real character more than the greatest sieges or the most important battle.
Plutarch   Category: Achievement

Political correctness is the natural continuum from the party line. What we are seeing once again is a self-appointed group of vigilantes imposing their views on others. It is a heritage of communism but they don't seem to see this.
Doris Lessing   Category: Politeness

The young do not know enough to be prudent and therefore they attempt the impossible and achieve it generation after generation.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Impossible

If you want a quality act as if you already had it. Try the as if technique.
William James   Category: Quality

Shallow men believe in luck believe in circumstances: it was somebodys name or he happened to be there at right time or it was so then and another day it would have been otherwise. Strong men believe in cause and effect.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Luck

Love is all we have the only way that each can help the other.
Euripides   Category: Love

You cant expect to hit the jackpot if you don't put a few nickels in the machine.
Flip Wilson   Category: Games

If a man hasnt discovered something he will die for he isnt fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Idea

The perception of beauty is a moral test.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Beauty

If I can make you think Im King Kong Ive won the match.
Lynette Love   Category: Unsorted

Oh why should the spirit of mortal be proud? Like a fast-flitting meteor a fast-flying cloud A flash of the lightning a break of the wave He passes from life to his rest in the grave.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Pride

People call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat or a prostitute.
Rebecca West   Category: Unsorted

It's great to be married to that special person that I can annoy for the rest of your life.
Bumper Sticker   Category: Unsorted

Human improvement is from within outward.
Froude   Category: Unsorted

The only practice thats now constant is the practice of constantly accommodating to change.
William McGovern   Category: Unsorted

I fully realize as a good citizen that private property is sacred and that no man should be robbed except by the proper business methods.
Lennie Lower   Category: Unsorted

Here we find the moat of thieves. And just as a lizard with a quick slick slither Flicks across the highway from hedge to hedge Fleeter than a flash in the battering dog-day weather A fiery little monster livid in a rage Black as any peppercorn came and made a dart At the guts of the others and leaping to engage One of the pair it pierced him at the part Through which we first draw food; then loosed its grip And fell before him outstretched and apart.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Unsorted

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

Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be The last of life for which the first was made: Our times are in His hand Who saith 'A whole I planned Youth shows but half; trust God: See all nor be afraid!'
Robert Browning   Category: Age

Countries are well cultivated not as they are fertile but as they are free.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Love

A mans mind should be single to the glory of God in everything that he starts to accomplish. We should consider that of ourselves we can do nothing. We are the children of God. We are in darkness only as God enlightens our understanding. We are powerless only as God helps us. The work that we have to do here is of that nature that we cannot do it unless we have the assistance of the Almighty.
Lorenzo Snow   Category: God

Never cut what you can unravel.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Cut

A good cook is like a sorceress who dispenses happiness.
Elsa Schiaparelli   Category: Unsorted

One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Vice

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

Describing Julia Mavimbela of So. Africa Her hair is graying her face etched with fine lines from her smile and from years of working outdoors. Her hands are creased with knowledge of the soil and the handles of tools....
Giles H. Florence   Category: Age

To work hard to live hard to die hard and then go to hell after all would be too damn hard.
Carl Sandburg   Category: Hell

The essential element in personal magnetism is a consuming sincerity an overwhelming faith in the importance of the work one has to do.
Bruce Barton   Category: Unsorted

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham   Category: Liberty

In science read by preference the newest works; in literature the oldest. The classic literature is always modern.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Classic

Actually my artistic knowledge is so tiny it could fit into the brain of an art critic.
Michael Kilian   Category: Art

An unused life is an early death.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Death

Reality is wrong. Dreams are for real.
Tupac Shakur   Category: Unsorted

Learn to laugh at your troubles and youll never run out of things to laugh at.
Lyn Karol   Category: Laugh

That a man is successful who has lived well laughed often and loved much who has gained the respect of the intelligent men and the love of children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who leaves the world better than he found it whether by an improved poppy a perfect poem or a rescued soul; who never lacked appreciation of earths beauty or failed to express it; who looked for the best in others and gave the best he had.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Respect

The most striking contradiction of our civilization is the fundamental reverence for truth which we profess and the thorough-going disregard for it which we practice.
Vilhjalmur Stefensson   Category: Truth

There are so many little dyings that it doesnt matter which of them is death.
Kenneth Patchen   Category: Death

The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables called habits attitudes and desires. What you do in life depends upon what you are and what you want. What you get from life depends upon how much you want ithow much you are willing to work and plan and cooperate and use your resources. The long span of the bridge of your life is supported by countless cables that you are spinning now and that is why today is such an important day. Make the cables strong!
L. G. Elliott   Category: Life

Methods and means cannot be separated from the ultimate aim.
Emma Goldman   Category: Aim

I have great faith in fools; self-confidence my friends call it.
Edgar Allan Poe   Category: Confidence

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

I have always found thick woods a little intimidating for they are so secret and enclosed. You may seem alone but you are not for there are always eyes watching you. All the wildlife of the woods the insects birds and animals are well aware of your presence no matter how softly you may tread and they follow your every move although you cannot see them.
Thalassa Cruso   Category: Unsorted

Our pleasance here is all vain glory This false world is but transitory.
William Dunbar   Category: Unsorted

Sitting quietly doing nothing Spring comes and the grass grows by itself.
Unknown   Category: Do

Nature gave men two ends one to sit on and one to think with. Ever since then mans success or failure has been dependent on the one he used most.
George R. Kirkpatrick   Category: Dependent

The terrible burden of having nothing to do.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux   Category: Burden

An inexhaustible good nature is one of the most precious gifts of heaven spreading itself like oil over the troubled sea of thought and keeping the mind smooth and equable in the roughest weather.
Washington Irving   Category: Good

But noble souls through dust and heat Rise from disaster and defeat The stronger.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Destiny

There are many more fools in the world than there are knaves otherwise the knaves could not exist.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Fool

No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Justice

Humor is wit and love.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Humor

The best reason for having dreams is that in dreams no reasons are necessary.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Dream

He resumed: In order to ascertain the height of the tree I must be in such a position that the top of the tree is exactly in a line with the top of a measuring stick or any straight object would do such as an umbrella which I shall secure in an upright position between my feet. Knowing then that the ratio that the height of the tree bears to the length of the measuring stick must equal the ratio that the distance from my eye to the base of the tree bears to my height and knowing (or being able to find out) my height the length of the measuring stick and the distance from my eye to the base of the tree I can therefore calculate the height of the tree. What is an umbrella?
Sylvia Townsend Warner   Category: Unsorted

One evening I sat Beauty on my knees And I found her bitter And I reviled her.
Arthur Rimbaud   Category: Unsorted

Non ut edam vivo sed vivam edo. I do not live to eat but eat to live.
Quintilianus   Category: Unsorted

God moves in a mysterious way His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. Deep in unfathomable mines Of never failing skill He treasures up his bright designs And works his sovereign will. Ye fearful saints fresh courage take The clouds ye so much dread Are big with mercy and shall break In blessings on your head. Judge not the Lord by feeble sense But trust him for his grace; Behind a frowning providence He hides a smiling face.
William Cowper   Category: God

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Love

Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant my apple tree.
Martin Luther   Category: Tree

Continuous eloquence wearies.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Eloquence

The fellow is either mad or he is composing verses. Aut insanit homo aut versus facit
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Poetry

We ought indeed to expect to find the works of God in such things as the advance of knowledge. Knowledge of the physical universe is not to be thought of as irrelevant to Christian faith [simply] because it does not lead to saving knowledge of God. In so far as it is concerned with Gods creation physical science is a fitting study for Gods children. Moreover the advance of scientific knowledge does negatively correct and enlarge theological notions at the least the geologists and astrophysicists have helped us to rid ourselves of parochial notions of God and filled in some of the meaning of such phrases as almighty.
David M. Paton   Category: Unsorted

He who hesitates is not only lost but miles from the next exit.
Proverb   Category: Exit

Those who have succeeded have also had the ability to overcome adversity disappointment and even tragedy in their lives.
LaVell Edwards   Category: Success

Lecrivain original nest pas celui qui nimite personne mais celui que personne ne peut imiter. The original writer is not he who refrains from imitating others but he who can be imitated by none.
François-Rene de Chateaubriand   Category: Unsorted

All business proceeds on beliefs or judgments of probabilities and not on certainties.
Charles W. Eliot   Category: Unsorted

Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard Are sweeter.
John Keats   Category: Illusions

INCOMPOSSIBLE adj. Unable to exist if something else exists. Two things are incompossible when the world of being has scope enough for one of them but not enough for both as Walt Whitmans poetry and Gods mercy to man.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Possibility

No longer conscious of my movement I discovered a new unity with nature. I had found a new source of power and beauty a source I never dreamt existed.
Sir Roger Bannister   Category: Unsorted

America is a construction of mind not of race or inherited class or ancestral territory.
Robert Hughes   Category: Unsorted

Determination is the down payment on sales achievement.
Unknown   Category: Determination

Pain is no evil unless it conquers us.
George Eliot   Category: Pain

Maturity is reached the day we don't need to be lied to about anything.
Frank Yerby   Category: Unsorted

I prefer credulity to skepticism and cynicism for there is more promise in almost anything than in nothing at all.
Ralph Barton Perry   Category: Credulity

I think all of us are looking at the future with yesterdays eyes.
Dan Burrus   Category: Eyes

Howard Hughes was able to afford the luxury of madness like a man who not only thinks he is Napoleon but hires an army to prove it.
Ted Morgan   Category: Army

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Conformity

To show a child what has once delighted you to find the childs delight added to your own so that there is now a double delight seen in the glow of trust and affection this is happiness.
John Boynton Priestley   Category: Children

The messages that make up our emotional and mental life must be routed through the tissues of the body.
Robert Marrone   Category: Unsorted

I am a deeply superficial person.
Andy Warhol   Category: Superficial

Boldness and more boldness and always boldness!
Georges Jacques Danton   Category: Book

Wherefore a good name is better than riches.
Joseph Smith Jr.   Category: Face

The surest defense against Evil is extreme individualism originality of thinking whimsicality even if you will eccentricity. That is something that can't be feigned faked imitated; something even a seasoned impostor couldn't be happy with.
Joseph Brodsky   Category: Unsorted

The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
Carl Gustav Jung   Category: Mind

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

He that loves a rosy cheek Or a coral lip admires Or from star-like eyes doth seek Fuel to maintain his fires-- As old Time makes these decay So his flames must waste away.
Thomas Carew   Category: Beauty

When we have world peace it will be in the next world.
Ham Park   Category: Unsorted

The purpose of models is not to fit the data but to sharpen the questions. 11th R A Fisher Memorial Lecture Royal Society 20 April 1983.
Samuel Karlin   Category: Unsorted

If you don't go far enough back in memory or far enough ahead in hope your future will be impoverished.
Arthur Gordon Art Linkletter   Category: Enough

Even in the presence of others he was completely alone.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Alone

We learn as much from sorrow as from joy as much from illness as from health from handicap as from advantage and indeed perhaps more.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Author

Tolerance is a very dull virtue. It is boring. Unlike love it has always had a bad press. It is negative. It merely means putting up with people being able to stand things.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Tolerance

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West   Category: Love

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

10th August 1851: On Tuesday evening at Museum at a ball in the gardens. The night was chill I dropped too suddenly from Differential Calculus into ladies society and could not give myself freely to the change. After an hours attempt so to do I returned cursing the mode of life I was pursuing; next morning I had already shaken hands however with Diff. Calculus and forgot the ladies....
Thomas Archer Hirst   Category: Unsorted

No one ever lost his job by listening too much.
John Calvin Coolidge   Category: Listen

Football is the only game you come into with a semblance of intelligence and end up a babbling moron.
Mike Adamle   Category: Unsorted

Politics are a lousy way for a free man to get things done. Politics are like Gods infinite mercy a last resort.
   Category: Politics

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Religion

He who sows virtue reaps fame.
Proverb   Category: Virtue

But whether thus submissively or not at least be sure that you go to the author to get at his meaning not to find yours.
John RUSKIN   Category: Author

Hunting ... the least honorable form of war on the weak.
Paul Richard   Category: Unsorted

Bashfulness is an ornament to youth but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle   Category: Youth

After all we could get on very happily if aviation wireless television and the like advanced no further than at present.... Dare I even suggest at the risk of being lynched by some of my hearers that the sum of human happiness would not necessarily be reduced if for ten years every physical and chemical laboratory were closed and the patient and resourceful energy in them transferred to the lost art of getting on together and finding the formula for making both ends meet in the scale of human life. Much of course we should lose by this universal scientific holiday ... but human happiness would not necessarily suffer.
Edward Arthur Burroughs   Category: Unsorted

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

Parting is worse than death; it is death of love!
John Dryden   Category: Immortality

All music jars when the souls out of tune.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Music

The imaginary friends I had as a kid dropped me because their friends thought I didnt exist.
Aaron Machado   Category: Friendship

When confronted with two courses of action I jot down on a piece of paper all the arguments in favor of each one then on the opposite side I write the arguments against each one. Then by weighing the arguments pro and con and canceling them out one against the other I take the course indicated by what remains.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Argument

Circumstances are the rulers of the weak; they are but the instruments of the wise.
Samuel Lover   Category: Character

The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf.
Shakti Gawain   Category: Unsorted

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

If you cant convince em confuse em.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Confuse

If at first you don't succeed why go on and make a fool of yourself?
Susanna Pomeory   Category: Success

Say to the seceded States Wayward sisters depart in peace.
Winfield Scott   Category: Unsorted

Tears are the silent language of grief.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Cry

Here in America we are descended in blood and in spirit from revolutionist and rebel men and women who dare to disssent from accepted doctrine. As their heirs may we never confuse honest dissent with disloyal subversion.
General Dwight David Eisenhower   Category: Dissent

He that is proud of riches is a fool. For if he be exalted above his neighbors because he hath more gold how much inferior is he to a gold mine.
Jeremy Taylor   Category: Gold

Mystery is another name for our ignorance; if we were omniscient all would be perfectly plain.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Mystery

You know what charm is: a way of getting the answer yes without having asked any clear question.
Albert Camus   Category: Charm

Self-respect permeates every aspect of your life.
Joe Clark   Category: Self

No person is your friend who demands your silence or denies your right to grow.
Alice Malsenior Walker   Category: Friendship

And in the end its not the years in your life that count. Its the life in your years.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Age

Any man more right than his neighbors constitutes a majority of one.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Majority

No matter where you go and what you do in America you turn the tele on and youre confronted with violence.
Steve Irwin   Category: Violence

All of us do not have equal talent but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talents.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Talent

If you want to keep a secret from an enemy tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Endure

Success lies not in achieving what you aim at but in aiming at what you ought to achieve and pressing forward sure of achievement here or if not here hereafter.
R. F. Horton   Category: Success

When the iron is hot strike.
John Heywood   Category: Begin

Trust is to human relationships what faith is to gospel living. It is the beginning place the foundation upon which more can be built. Where trust is love can flourish.
Barbara B. Smith   Category: Unsorted

To boldly go where no one has gone before.
Unknown   Category: No

The class struggle necessarily leads to the dictatorship of the proletariat.
Karl Marx   Category: Revolution

The beginning of an acquaintance whether with persons or things is to get a definite outline of our ignorance.
George Eliot   Category: Acquaintance

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

Let us then be up and doing With a heart for any fate; Still achieving still pursuing Learn to labour and to wait.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Determination

Perfumes are the feelings of flowers.
Heinrich Heine   Category: Unsorted

What goes up must come down.
Proverb   Category: Down

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail start all over gain and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose not the one you began with perhaps but one youll be glad to remember.
Anne Sullivan   Category: Accomplishment

Follow the crowd and you will never be followed by a crowd.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Crowd

Oh grow up!
Joan Rivers   Category: Unsorted

I walked a mile with Pleasure She chatted all the way But left me none the wiser For all she had to say. I walked a mile with Sorrow And neer word said she But oh the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me!
Robert Browning Hamilton   Category: Pleasure

Where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Sir Thomas Browne   Category: Courage

Todays sensitive male has learned to share in open frank discussions about relationships like Where the hell did you get a crazy idea like that? You been reading Redbook again?
Lewis McDonald Grizzard Jr.   Category: Discussion

Character is that which reveals moral purpose exposing the class of things a man chooses or avoids
Aristotle   Category: Character

Slight not whats near when aiming at whats far.
Euripides   Category: Ambition

There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men--true nobility is being superior to your former self.
Radiohead   Category: Unsorted

Goodness armed with power is corrupted; and pure love without power is destroyed.
Reinhold Niebuhr   Category: Love

If you wish to be a success in the world promise everything deliver nothing.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Promise

The words dripped on my consciousness sank into my being and carried me away to the magic long ago of once upon a time.
Peter Abrahams   Category: Unsorted

Blessed be the inventor of photography! It has given more positive pleasure to poor suffering humanity than anything else that has cast up in my time this art by which even the poor can possess themselves of tolerable of their absent dear ones.
Jane Baillie Welsh Carlyle   Category: Photography

You can have brilliant ideas but if you cant get them across your ideas wont get you anywhere.
Lee Iacocca   Category: Idea

If elected I will win. Commenting on his fifth and final presidential campaign.
Pat Paulsen   Category: Unsorted

When he said we were trying to make a fool out of him I could only say that the Creator had beat us to it.
Ilka Chase   Category: Unsorted

History is the torch that is meant to illuminate the past to guard us against the repetition of our mistakes of other days. We cannot join in the rewriting of history to make it conform to our comfort and convenience.
Claude Gernade Bowers   Category: Unsorted

Never discourage anyone who continually makes progress no matter how slow.
Aristotle   Category: Progress

You can destroy your now by worrying about tomorrow.
Janis Joplin   Category: Unsorted

Men marry to make an end; women to make a beginning.
Alexis Dupuy   Category: Marriage

The only thing worth having in an earthly existence is a sense of humor.
Lincoln Steffens   Category: Humor

We perceive and are affected by changes too subtle to be described.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Influence

Every tyrant who has lived has believed in freedom for himself.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Tyranny

Asked how he became a Navy hero It was involuntary. They sank my boat.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Hero

What a wonderful life Ive had! I only wish Id realized it sooner.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Happiness

Vocations which we wanted to pursue but didnt bleed like colors on the whole of our existence.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Unsorted

When I decide to be happy I am. When I allow others to decide whether I will or will not I'm usually not.
Andy Hall   Category: Diet

One only needs two tools in life: WD-40 to make things go and duct tape to make them stop.
George Weilacher   Category: Life

It was we the people; not we the white male citizens; nor yet we the male citizens; but we the whole people who formed the Union.
Susan Brownell Anthony   Category: Ambition

One person with a belief is a social power equal to 99 who have only interests.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Force

Truth exists for the wise beauty for the feeling heart.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Beauty

Any fool can make a rule and every fool will mind it.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Conformity

There be delights that will fetch the day about from sun to sun and rock the tedious year as in a delightful dream ... For a garden is Arcady brought home. It is mans bit of gaudy make–believe
his well–disguised fiction of an unvexed Paradise ... a world where gayety knows no eclipse and winter and rough weather are held at bay. John D.   Category: Unsorted

Its when you are safe at home that youre having an adventure. When youre having an adventure you wish you were safe at home.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Home

Mathematics began to seem too much like puzzle solving. Physics is puzzle solving too but of puzzles created by nature not by the mind of man.
Maria Goeppert Mayer   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

Fame is the scentless sunflower with gaudy crown of gold; But friendship is the breathing rose with sweets in every fold.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: False

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

I wasnt kissing her. I was whispering in her mouth.
Chico Marx   Category: Kissing

The only reason for being a professional writer is that you cant help it.
Leo Calvin Rosten   Category: Writing

You see wire telegraph is a kind of a very very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.
Albert Einstein   Category: Diet

Blaming your faults on your nature does not change the nature of your faults.
Thomas Lake Harris   Category: Fault

I don't want to heal. I opened a wound right here. It hurts like hell. I don't want it to get better and I don't want to pretend that everythings all right.
Unknown   Category: Money

Pretty women and rich men are rarely wrong.
Minna Thomas Antrim   Category: Unsorted

America is an enormous frosted cupcake in the middle of millions of starving people.
Gloria Steinem   Category: Humor

An incompetent attorney can delay a trial for months or years. A competent attorney can delay one even longer.
Evelle J. Younger   Category: Competence

Love is friendship set on fire.
Jeremy Taylor   Category: Friendship

One mans theology is another mans belly laugh.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Religion

Mankind continues to become gradually less cruel because a few people in every generation keep saying This isnt right. It hurts me to see it.
Joan Gilbert   Category: Unsorted

Humility does not consist in hiding our talents and virtues in thinking ourselves worse and more ordinary than we are But in possessing a clear knowledge of all that is lacking in us and in not exalting ourselves for that which we
Lacordaire   Category: Unsorted

URLs are the 800 numbers of the 1990s.
Chris Clark   Category: Internet

I used to think she was quite intelligent in my stupidity. The reason I did was because she knew quite a lot about the theater and plays and literature and all that stuff. If somebody knows quite a lot about those things it takes you quite a while to find out whether theyre really stupid or not. It tooks me years to find out....
J. D. Salinger   Category: Intelligent

The absurd is the essential concept and the first truth.
Albert Camus   Category: Absurd

I gave my life for freedom - This I know; For those who bade me fight had told me so.
William Norman Ewer   Category: Soldier

Its as large as life and twice as natural.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Life

No degree of dullness can safeguard a work against the determination of critics to find it fascinating.
Harold Rosenberg   Category: Unsorted

The leader has to be practical and a realist yet must talk the language of the visionary and the idealist.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Leadership

We are afraid of truth afraid of fortune afraid of death and afraid of each other. Our age yields no great and perfect persons.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Afraid

Better fifty years of Europe than a cycle of Cathay.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Europe

If we slide into one of those rare moments of military honesty we realize that the technical demands of modern warfare are so complex a considerable percentage of our material is bound to malfunction even before it is deployed against a foe. We no longer waste manpower by carrying the flag into battle. Instead we need battalions of electronic engineers to keep the terrible machinery grinding.
Ernest K. Gann   Category: Military

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

There is always a best way of doing everything if it be to boil an egg. Manners are the happy ways of doing things.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Egg

Michael Jordan told me the way he kept the crown was by always outworking everyone else because he knew everyone was always coming after him. You can sneak up on people when you are 18 19 20. Its tougher when youre established. Before Id see 13 14 15 pitches that I could drive in a game. Now I see one two or three so I have to be better.
Alexander Emmanuel (Alex) Rodriguez   Category: Unsorted

The world is more alive at night; its like God isnt looking.
Elvis Presley   Category: Unsorted

I know on which side my bread is buttred.
John Heywood   Category: Favors

Look at everthing as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time. Then your time on earth will be filled with glory.
Betty Smith   Category: Glory

The idea that all the people locked up in mental hospitals are sane while all the people walking about are mad is merely a literary cliche put about by people who should be locked up. I assure you there is not much in it. Taken as a whole the sane are out there the sick are in here. For example you are in here because you have delusions that sane people are put in mental hospitals.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Delusion

[His acting] remains forever fixed in a time that never dates.
Vincent Canby   Category: Unsorted

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

The Whites told only one side. Told it to please themselves. Told much that is not true. Only his own best deeds only the worst deeds of the Indians has the white man told.
Yellow Wolf   Category: Unsorted

We have two ears and only one tongue in order that we may hear more and speak less.
Diogenes Laertius   Category: Listen

Trickery and treachery are the practices of fools that have not wits enough to be honest.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Honest

My friends: No one not in my situation can appreciate my feeling of sadness at this parting. To this place and the kindness of these people I owe everything. Here I have lived a quarter of a century and have passed from a young to an old man. Here my children have been born and one is buried. I now leave not knowing when or whether ever I may return with a task before me greater than that which rested upon Washington. Without the assistance of that Divine Being who ever attended him I cannot succeed. With that assistance I cannot fail. Trusting in Him who can go with me and remain with you and be everywhere for good let us confidently hope that all will yet be well. To His care commending you as I hope in your prayers you will commend me I bid you an affectionate farewell.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Farewell

Genius will live and thrive without training but it does not the less reward the watering pot and the pruning knife.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Genius

The individual is not accountable to society for his actions in so far as these concern the interests of no person but himself.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Individual

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove ones self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom to know when it ought to be resisted and when to be obeyed.
Nathaniel Hawthorne   Category: Hero

Its not only the most difficult thing to know ones self but the most inconvenient.
Josh Billings   Category: Most

If you think nobody cares about you try missing a couple of payments.
Steven Wright   Category: Automobiles

Thoughts lead to acts acts lead to habits habits lead to character and our character will determine our eternal destiny.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Action

Having lost Rhett she can always return to the land to Tara to soak up its strength. ... Tara! ... Home. Ill go home and Ill think of some way to get him back! After all tomorrow is another day!
Vivien Leigh   Category: Unsorted

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

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

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

Vice is its own reward.
Quentin Crisp   Category: Vice

I accuse.
Israel Zola   Category: Unsorted

Mens minds perceive second causes But only prophets perceive the action of the First Cause.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi   Category: Cause

True it is that many find some of the speech on the Internet to be offensive and amid the din of cyberspace many hear discordant voices that they regard as indecent. The absence of governmental regulation of Internet content has unquestionably produced a kind of chaos but as one of plaintiffs' experts put it with such resonance at the hearing: What achieved success was the very chaos that the Internet is. The strength of the Internet is that chaos. Just as the strength of the Internet is chaos so the strength of our liberty depends upon the chaos and cacophony of the unfettered speech the First Amendment protects. For these reasons I without hesitation hold that the [Communications Decency Act] is unconstitutional on its face.
Judge Stewart Dalzell   Category: Unsorted

If you havent got charity in your heart you have the worst kind of heart trouble.
Bob Hope   Category: Charity

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I beginning to believe it.
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: President

Good timber does not grow with ease. The stronger the wind the stronger the trees.
J. Williard Marriott   Category: Strength

Before you build a better mousetrap it helps to know if there are any mice out there.
Mortimer B. Zuckerman   Category: Unsorted

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Civilization

The Oklahoma Farmer-Stockman recently published two pictures one of a dilapidated house and the other of a washed-away field. The magazine offered a prize for the best essay on the two pictures. The first prize was won by a Cherokee Indian who wrote this: Both pictures show that white man crazy. Make big teepee plow hill water wash down windblown soil grass all gone. Squaw gone papoose too. No chuckaway. No pigs no corn no hay no cow no pony. Indian no plow land keep grass buffalo eat. Indian eat buffalo. Hide make teepee moccasins too. Indian no make terrace no build dam no give a dam. All time eat no hunt job no hitch-hike no ask relief no shoot pig Great spirit make grass Indian no waste anything. Indian no work. White man heap crazy.
Cherokee Indian   Category: Unsorted

Enemies promises were made to be broken.
Aesop   Category: Promise

Curiosity is one of the permanent and certain characteristics of a vigorous mind.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Curiosity

If I wished to punish a province I would have it governed By philosophers.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Government

One day President Roosevelt told me that he was asking publicly for suggestions about what the war should be called. I said at once The Unnecessary War.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: President

ROAD n. A strip of land along which one may pass from where it is too tiresome to be to where it is futile to go.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Highways

Money will not make you happy and happy will not make you money.
Groucho Marx   Category: Reason

No real social change has ever been brought about without a revolution.... Revolution is but thought carried into action.
Emma Goldman   Category: Revolution

Men have for the most part done with lamenting their lost faith. Sentimental tears over the happy simple Christendom of their fathers are a thing of the past. They are proclaiming now their contempt for Christs character and their disgust at the very name of love. Scorn and hatred difference and division must be more than ever our lot if we would be the followers of Christ in these days. Conventional religion and polite unbelief are gone forever.
John Neville Figgis   Category: Unsorted

The ugliest of trades have their moments of pleasure. Now if I were a grave-digger or even a hangman there are some people I could work for with a great deal of enjoyment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Trade

A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who has never learned to walk.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Conservative

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost   Category: Liberal

It aint no use to grumble and complain; Its jest as cheap and easy to rejoice; When God sorts out the weather and sends rain Why rains my choice.
James Whitcomb Riley   Category: Unsorted

You should always carry a gun. Not to shoot yourself but to know that youre always making a choice.
Lina Wertmuller   Category: Unsorted

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Sincerity

I don't meet competition. I crush it.
Charles Haskell Revlon   Category: Unsorted

Cruelty like every other vice requires no motive outside of itself; it only requires opportunity.
George Eliot   Category: Cruel

In regard to religion mutual toleration in the different professions thereof is what all good and candid minds in all ages have ever practiced and both by precept and example inculcated on mankind.
Samuel Adams   Category: Religion

You who seek an end of love love yields to business: be busy and you will be safe.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Busy

No I shall not give in. I shall go on. I shall work to the end.
Edward VII of England   Category: Last

The mark of a successful organization isnt whether or not they have problems its whether it has the same problems it had last year.
John Foster Dules   Category: Unsorted

Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
Edwin Land   Category: Science

When the rich wage war its the poor who die.
Jean-Paul Sartre   Category: War

The public interest is best served by the free exchange of ideas.
Judge John Kane   Category: Idea

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

Being rich isnt about money. Being rich is a state of mind. Some of us no matter how much money we have will never be free enough to take time to stop and eat the heart of the watermelon. And some of us will be rich without ever being more than a paycheck ahead of the game.
Harvey B. Mackay   Category: Money

Never ascribe to malice that which can be adequately explained by ignorance.
James Thurber   Category: Competence

To secure peace is to prepare for war.
Carl von Clausewitz   Category: Peace

A story is told that Whistler once painted a tiny picture of a spray of roses. The artistry involved in the picture was magnificent. Never before it seemed had the art of man been able to execute quite so deftly a reproduction of the art of nature. The picture was the envy of the artists who saw it the despair of the collectors who yearned to buy it. But Whistler refused steadfastly to sell it. For he said whenever I feel that my hand has lost its cunning whenever I doubt my ability I look at the little picture of the spray of roses and say to myself 'Whistler you painted that. Your hand drew it. Your imagination conceived the colors. Your skill put the roses on the canvas.' Then said he I know that what I have done I can do again
Sterling W. Sill   Category: Art

Every decade needs its own manual of handicraft.
Liberty Hyde Bailey   Category: Garden

Dignity does not consist in possessing honors but in deserving them.
Aristotle   Category: Dignity

Laws are only words words written on paper words that change on society's whim and are interpreted differently daily by politicians lawyers judges and policemen. Anyone who believes that all laws should always be obeyed would have made a fine slave catcher. Anyone who believes that all laws are applied equally despite race religion or economic status is a fool.
John J. Miller   Category: Interpret

Money couldn't buy friends but you got a better class of enemy.
Spike Milligan   Category: Endure

Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary although it has often been made has never proved widely persuasive.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Wealth

Every tree and plant in the meadow seemed to be dancing those which average eyes would see as fixed and still.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi   Category: Tree

Every right has its responsibilities. Like the right itself these responsibilities stem from no man-made law but from the very nature of man and society. The security progress and welfare of one group is measured finally in the security progress and welfare of all mankind.
Lewis Schwellenbach   Category: Responsibility

Politics is the art of looking for trouble finding it whether it exists or not diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedy.
Ernest Benn   Category: Politics

If everybody is thinking alike then somebody isn't thinking.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Thief

If you want to be listened to you should put in time listening.
Marge Piercy   Category: Listen

The average American thinks he isnt.
Unknown   Category: Ego

The history of mankind is a history of the subjugation and exploitation of a great majority of people by an elite few by what has been appropriately termed the ruling class. The ruling class has many manifestations. It can take the form of a religious orthodoxy a monarchy a dictatorship of the proletariat outright fascism or in the case of the United States corporate statism. In each instance the ruling class relies on academics scholars and experts to legitimize and provide moral authority for its hegemony over the masses.
Ed Crane   Category: Unsorted

Freedoms just another word for nothin left to loose. And nothin aint nothin honey if it aint free.
Janis Joplin   Category: Freedom

By speech first but far more by writing man has been able to put something of himself beyond death. In tradition and in books an integral part of the individual persists for it can influence the minds and actions of other people in different places and at different times: a row of black marks on a page can move a man to tears though the bones of him that wrote it are long ago crumbled to dust.
Julian Huxley   Category: Writing

Time seemed to suspend itself or cease altogether. Place faded away. There was only her self the centre that endured through all times all events from the world from its pain. Timeless eternal..
Lois Tilton   Category: Unsorted

Liberty is always dangerous but it is the safest thing we have.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Danger

A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Conservation

Be generous with kindly wordsespecially about those who are absent.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Absent

We all live amid surfaces and the true art is to skate well on them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Life

Woodcutter. Cut my shadow from me. Free me from the torment of being without fruit. Why was I born among mirrors? Day goes round and round me. The night copies me in all its stars. I want to live without my reflection. And then let me dream that ants and thistledown are my leaves and my parrots.
F. Garcia Lorca   Category: Unsorted

Sir I would rather be right than be President.
Henry Clay   Category: President

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Opinion

I don't know the key to success but the key to failure is to try to please everyone.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Factory

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

If a man were called to fix the period in the history of the world during which the condition of the human race was most happy and prosperous he would without hesitation name that which elapsed from the death of Domitian to the accession of Commodus. [96–180 A.D.]
Edward Gibbon   Category: History

Being a sex symbol has to do with an attitude not looks. Most men think it's looks most women know otherwise.
Kathleen Turner   Category: