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Genuine religion is not so much a matter of feeling as a matter of principle.
Alexander Pope   Category: War

The Bee Story I want to share something with you. A few days ago I was stopped at a large busy intersection waiting for a long light. Not really looking at anything in particular my eyes moved about until I noticed a honey bee on the street alongside t
C. Smith Sumner   Category: Unsorted

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.
Joe Ancis   Category: Normal

For want of a nail the shoe is lost; for want of a shoe the horse is lost; and for want of a horse the rider is lost.
George Herbert   Category: Loquacity

A man must be both stupid and uncharitable who believes there is no virtue or truth but on his own side.
Joseph Addison   Category: Bigotry

None so blind as those that will not see.
Matthew Henry   Category: Opinion

He loved his country as no other man has loved her but no man deserved less at her hands.
Edward Everett Hale   Category: Unsorted

Spiritual power is a force which history clearly teaches has been the greatest force in the development of men. Ye. we have been merely playing with it and never have really studied it as we have the physical forces. Some day people will learn that material things do not bring happiness and are of little use in making people creative and powerful. Then the scientists of the world will turn their laboratories over to the study of spiritual forces which have hardly been scratched.
Charles Proteus Steinmetz   Category: Unsorted

Let no one be deluded that a knowledge of the path can substitute for putting one foot in front of the other.
M. C. Richards   Category: Unsorted

Management means in the last analysis the substitution of thought for brawn and muscle of knowledge for folkways and superstition and of cooperation for force. It means the substitution of responsibility for obedience to rank and of authority of performance for the authority of rank.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Management

Pain is no evil unless it conquers us.
George Eliot   Category: Pain

A writer should write with his eyes and a painter paint with his ears.
Gertrude Stein   Category: Writing

Id like to thank my family for loving me and taking care of me. And the rest of the world can kiss my ass. [Executed by injection.]
Johnny Frank Garrett   Category: Last

The young man who would succeed must identify his interests with those of his employer and exercise the same diligence in matters entrusted to him as he would in his own affairs. Back of all the gifts the candidate for success may possess must be a willing capacity for hard work.... Youth today is not considered a handicap in selecting men for responsible jobs as it was twenty years ago.... In almost any field today in which a youngster has an intelligent interest the road to the top is open as it never was before. But the one way to the top is by persistent intelligent hard work.
A. T. Mercier   Category: Unsorted

Don't you wish there were a knob on the TV to turn up the intelligence? There's one marked Brightness but it don't work.
Gallagher   Category: Unsorted

In general pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
John Ruskin   Category: Mistake

Riches do not exhilarate us so much with their possession As they torment us with their loss.
Gregory I   Category: Unsorted

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

All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.
Gloria Swanson   Category: California

We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without.
Immanuel Kant   Category: Judge

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

National progress is the sum of individual industry energy and uprightness as national decay is of individual idleness selfishness and vice.
S. Smiles   Category: Unsorted

You lose your manners when you are poor.
Lillian Hellman   Category: Manners

Wine gives courage and makes men more apt for passion.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Wine

If you are good for nothing else you can still serve as a bad example.
Peter Ludwig Berger   Category: Unsorted

It simply is not true that war never settles anything.
Felix Frankfurter   Category: War

We acquire the strength we have overcome.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Strength

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

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

Prevention of birth is a precipitation of murder.
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullianus)   Category: Birthday

There is no evil as terrible as a woman.
Euripides   Category: Woe

If we want to possess poise and to be capable of clear thinking it is essential first of all to rise above the confusion of conflicting rumors and diverse opinions and listen to the eternal verities which God has given to men for their guidance and preservation.
Leon Merle Flanders D.D.   Category: Unsorted

Many candles can be kindled from one candle without diminishing it.
Proverb   Category: Generation

It did not last: the devil howling Ho! Let Einstein be! restored the status quo.
J. C. Squire   Category: Unsorted

Good breeding consists in concealing how much we think of ourselves and how little we think of the other person.
Mark Twain   Category: Breeding

I can find my biography in every fable that I read.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Autobiography

The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Cynic

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

Each child represents either a potential addition to the protective capacity and enlightened citizenship of the nation or if allowed to suffer from neglect a potential addition to the destructive forces of a community.... The interests of the nation are involved in the welfare of this array of children no less than in our great material affairs.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Children

Treat a work of art like a prince: let it speak to you first.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Art

To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all others.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine   Category: Love

A patronizing disposition always has its meaner side.
George Eliot   Category: Patronizing

In a war of ideas it is people who get killed.
Unknown   Category: Idea

If a man neglects education he walks lame to the end of his life.
Plato   Category: Education

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

Todays newest breed of employee is the self-manager. These workers are the ones who survived the recent. waves of downsizing both by seeking and capitalizing on new opportunities and by learning new skills. Because these employees increasingly possess the skills and technological tools to supervise themselvesindividually or in teamsthey are eliminating the need for layers of management. More executives will soon find their jobs redundant while self-managing frontline workers become highly valued and virtually fire-proof. Everyone should strive to become self-managed. It is clearly the direction business is taking.
John A. Challenger   Category: Unsorted

I's wicked I is. I's mighty wicked; anyhow I can't help it.
Harriet Beecher Stowe   Category: Unsorted

Reason can answer questions but imagination has to ask them.
Ralph N. Gerard   Category: Illusions

We have never understood why men mount the heads of animals and hang them up to look down on their conquerers. Possibly it feels good to these men to feel superior to animals but does it not seem that if they were sure of it they would not have to prove it? Often a man who is afraid must constantly demonstrate his courage and in the case of the hunter must keep a tangible record of his courage.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Animals

Service is the rent we pay for being. It is the very purpose of life and not something you do in your spare time.
Marian Wright Edelman   Category: Rent

September fruits are on the bough And the bright apple is king of all Red golden russet - brimming now Ripe for the picking before they fall.
David Squire   Category: Unsorted

Sir Francis Drake entered the harbour of Cadiz April 19 1587 and destroyed shipping to the amount of ten thousand tons lading. To use his own expressive phrase he had singed the Spanish kings beard.
Knight   Category: Unsorted

Games are among the most interesting creations of the human mind and the analysis of their structure is full of adventure and surprises. Unfortunately there is never a lack of mathematicians for the job of transforming delectable ingredients into a dish that tastes like a damp blanket.
James R. Newman   Category: Games

Look for the good in everything and you will find it.
Proverb   Category: Ridiculous

Some people stay longer in an hour than others do in a month.
William Howells   Category: Time

Dig where the gold is unless you just need some exercise.
John M. Capozzi   Category: Unsorted

To cultivate a garden is to walk with God.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Garden

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

I come like Water and like Wind I go.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Wind

All that we desire all that we can ever envision or hope to attain is already provided for us; it is already available and will ever be awaiting our acceptance....
Mary L. Kupferle   Category: Acceptance

When money talks nobody notices what grammar it uses.
Unknown   Category: Grammar

Chance never helps those who do not help themselves.
Sophocles   Category: God

A room without books is as a body without a soul.
Sir John Lubbock   Category: Book

URBANITY n. The kind of civility that urban observers ascribe to dwellers in all cities but New York. Its commonest expression is heard in the words I beg your pardon and it is not consistent with disregard of the rights of others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Circus

Neither irony nor sarcasm is argument.
Rufus Choate   Category: Unsorted

I am a Bear of Very Little Brain and long words bother me.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Brain

Mankinds role is to fulfill his heaven-sent purpose through a sincere heart that is in harmony with all creation and loves all things.
Morihei Ueshiba   Category: Unsorted

Thousands of people have talent. I might as well congratulate you for having eyes in your head. The one and only thing that counts is: Do you staying power?
Noel Coward   Category: Unsorted

He who is false to the present duty breaks a thread in the loom and you will see the effect when the weaving of a lifetime is unraveled.
William Ellery Channing   Category: Duty

MESMERISM n. Hypnotism before it wore good clothes kept a carriage and asked Incredulity to dinner.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Credulity

You can only govern men by serving them. The rule is without exception.
Victor Cousin   Category: Unsorted

Too many of us have a Christian vocabulary rather than a Christian experience. We think we are doing our duty when were only talking about it.
Charles F. Banning   Category: Unsorted

Do not ask for what you will wish you had not got.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Wish

Memory tempers prosperity mitigates adversity controls youth and delights old age.
Lactantius   Category: Memory

Most writers are trying to find what they think or feel.... not simply working from the given but toward the given saying the unsayable and steadily asking What do I really feel about this?
Robert Penn Warren   Category: Thief

Teach to the problem not to the text.
E. Kim Nebeuts   Category: Problem

I was recently on a tour of Latin America and the only regret I have was that I didnt study Latin harder in school so I could converse with those people.
J. Danforth Quayle   Category: Language

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

Friendship is a disinterested commerce between equals; love an abject intercourse between tyrants and slaves.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Friendship

Golf is a good walk spoiled.
Mark Twain   Category: Golf

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

LOSS n. Privation of that which we had or had not. Thus in the latter sense it is said of a defeated candidate that he lost his election.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Loquacity

People are the common denominator of progress. So ... no improvement is possible with unimproved people and advance is certain when people are liberated and educated. It would be wrong to dismiss the importance of roads railroads power plants mills and the other familiar furniture of economic development.... But we are coming to realize ... that there is a certain sterility in economic monuments that stand alone in a sea of illiteracy. Conquest of illiteracy comes first.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Easy

I came I saw I conquered.
Gaius Julius Caesar   Category: Conquer

Men occasionally stumble over the truth but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing happened.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Haste

If you arent playing well the game isnt as much fun. When that happens I tell myself just to go out and play as I did when I was a kid.
Thomas J. Watson   Category: Play

Where observation is concerned chance favors only the prepared mind.
Louis Pasteur   Category: Statistics

Machines will never be able to give the thinking process a model of thought itself since machines are not mortal. What gives humans access to the symbolic domain of value and meaning is the fact that we die.
Regis Debray   Category: Unsorted

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

After three days without reading talk becomes flavorless.
Proverb   Category: Reactionaries

SYLPH n. An immaterial but visible being that inhabited the air when the air was an element and before it was fatally polluted with factory smoke sewer gas and similar products of civilization.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Factory

If you could choose one characteristic that would get you through life choose a sense of humor.
Jennifer Jones   Category: Humor

ACCIDENT n. An inevitable occurrence due to the action of immutable natural laws.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Accidents

For me words are a form of action capable of influencing change. Their articulation represents a complete live experience.
Ingrid Bengis   Category: Word

Desperate times call for desperate measures.
Proverb   Category: Times

I insist that men shall have the right to work out their lives in their own way always allowing to others the right to work out their lives in their own way too.
Giuseppe Garibaldi   Category: Unsorted

The last thing a scientist would do is cling to a map because he inherited it from his grandfather or because it was used by George Washington or Abraham Lincoln.
S. I. Hayakawa   Category: Unsorted

Insisting on perfect safety is for people who don't have the balls to live in the real world.
Mary Shafer   Category: Safety

Mathematicians do not study objects but relations between objects. Thus they are free to replace some objects by others so long as the relations remain unchanged. Content to them is irrelevant: they are interested in form only.
Jules Henri Poincare   Category: Mathematics

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

Let your hearts rejoice in gladness!
Mabel Jones Gabbott   Category: Unsorted

No animal should ever jump up on the dining-room furniture unless absolutely certain that he can hold his own in the conversation.
Fran Lebowitz   Category: Dog

There is no way to peace. Peace is the way.
A.J. Muste   Category: Peace

I don't mind where people make love so long as they don't do it in the street and frighten the horses.
Mrs. Patrick Campbell   Category: Congress

A dinner lubricates business.
Lord Stowell   Category: Business

The vision and the faculty divine; Yet wanting the accomplishment of verse.
William Wordsworth   Category: Poetry

T is chastity my brother chastity: She that has that is clad in complete steel.
John Milton   Category: Chastity

If you listened hard enough the first time you might have heard what I meant to say.
Unknown   Category: Listen

There are three social classes in America: upper middle class middle class and lower middle class.
Judith Martin   Category: Ambition

So we beat on boats against the current borne back ceaselessly into the past. In 1940 St. Marys refused to allow Fitzgerald to be buried in the Catholic cemetery because He had not performed his Easter duty and his writings were undesirable. Fitzgerald was buried at Rockville Union Cemetery until 1975 when the authorities at St. Marys had a change of heart.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and his wife Zelda Sayre   Category: Beauty

Obedience ... allows us to reach a higher and more spiritual level in life using our agency to do the will of the Lord.
Athos M. Amorim   Category: Unsorted

Give it all you got until youre put out of your misery
Aerosmith   Category: Unsorted

Real generosity toward the future lies in giving all to the present.
Albert Camus   Category: Future

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Future

As you get older you find that often the wheat disentangling itself from the chaff comes out to meet you.
Gwendolyn Brooks   Category: Age

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

I have always loved truth so passionately that I have often resorted to lying as a way of introducing it into the minds which were ignorant of its charms.
Giovanni Giacomo Casanova   Category: Lever

A financier is a pawn-broker with imagination.
Sir Arthur Wing Pinero   Category: Easy

True knowledge exists in knowing that you know nothing.
Socrates   Category: Knowledge

A man who has nothing can whistle in a robbers face.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Nothing

The world wants to be cheated. So cheat.
Xaviera Hollander   Category: Unsorted

Prudence is the virtue of the sense. It is the science of Appearances. It is the outmost action of the inward life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Prudent

I a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Alienation

Where fear is present wisdom cannot be.
Lactantius   Category: Fear

The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Woe

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

Most rock journalism is people who can't write interviewing people who can't talk for people who can't read.
Francis Vincent Frank Zappa Jr.   Category: Journalism

The monuments of the nations are all protests against nothingness after death; so are statues and inscriptions; so is history.
Lew Wallace   Category: Death

In the End we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Friendship

Let us put Germany so to speak in the saddle you will see that she can ride.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: German

Ibn `Arabi was above all the disciple of Khidr {an invisible master}... such a relationship with a hidden spiritual master lends the disciple an essentially transhistorical dimension and presupposes an ability to experience events which are enacted in a reality other than the physical reality of daily life events which spontaneously transmute themselves into symbols.
Abu Bakr Muhammad Ibn al-`Arabi   Category: Spirit

It is better to be defeated on principle than to win on lies.
Arthur Calwell   Category: Lever

If you count all your assets you always show a profit.
Robert Quillen   Category: Profit

Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
Will Rogers   Category: Haste

An over-taxed patience gives way to fierce anger. Furor fit læsa sæpius patientia.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Anger

A little work a little sleep a little love and it is All over.
Mary Rinehart   Category: Death

The distinction between past present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.
Albert Einstein   Category: Future

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

It is after all the responsibility of the expert to operate the familiar and that of the leader to transcend it.
Henry Alfred Kissinger   Category: Expert

He who permits himself to tell a lie once finds it much easier to do it a second and third time till at length it becomes habitual.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Lever

If there's anything unsettling to the stomach it's watching actors on television talk about their personal lives.
Marlon Brando   Category: Acquaintance

Every moment of ones existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
Norman Mailer   Category: Unsorted

The hungry judges soon the sentence sign And wretches hang that jurymen may dine.
Alexander Pope   Category: Justice

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

Learning without thought is labor lost; Thought without learning is perilous.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Learn

You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
William J. H. Boetcker   Category: Potential

Men will lie on their backs talking about the the fall of man and never make an effort to get up.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Fall

The pursuit of beauty is much more dangerous nonsense than the pursuit of truth or goodness because it affords a stronger temptation to the ego.
Northrop Frye   Category: Unsorted

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

If anyone thinks he has no responsibilities it is because he has not sought them out.
Mary Lyon   Category: Unsorted

To one extent if youve seen one city slum youve seen them all.
Spiro Theodore Agnew   Category: Tree

They who are of the opinion that Money will do everything may very well be suspected to do everything for Money.
Halifax   Category: Money

The mark of your ignorance is the depth of your belief in injustice and tragedy.
Richard David Bach   Category: Unsorted

Our Federal Union: it must be preserved.
Andrew Jackson   Category: Union

A man who misses his opportunity and monkey who misses his branch cannot be saved.
Proverb   Category: Opportunity

Beyond each corner new directions lie in wait.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Direction

The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You cant blow an uncertain trumpet.
Theodore Hesburgh   Category: Articulate

Progress is not an accident not a thing within human control but a beneficent necessity ... due to the working of a universal law. So surely must the things we call evil and immorality disappear; so surely must man become perfect.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Progress

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

Life always gets harder toward the summit the cold increases responsibility increases.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Responsibility

Moses dragged us through the desert to the one place in the Middle East where there is no oil.
Golda Meir   Category: Jew

Life is made up of constant calls to action and we seldom have time for more than hastily contrived answers.
Learned Hand   Category: Time

A physician is nothing but a consoler of the mind.
Petronius   Category: Unsorted

I learned respect for womanhood from my father's tender caring for my mother my sister and his sisters. Father was the first to arise from dinner to clear the table. My sister and I would wash and dry the dishes each night at Father's request. If we were not there Father and Mother would clean the kitchen together.
Robert D. Hales   Category: Unsorted

If it is to be it is up to me!
Unknown   Category: Be

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

HYPOCHONDRIASIS n. Depression of ones own spirits.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Depressed

Ancient traditions have long associated holy wells and springs as very special places of the Goddess or anima mundi: symbolic of the Great Mother and associated with birth the feminine principle the universal womb the prima materia the waters of fertility and refreshment and the fountain of life. The dreaming sites as they are called have also been associated with visions healing and other paranormal experiences. In ancient Greece for example there were more than three-hundred medical centers placed at water sources where patients experienced healing.
Christopher & Tricia McDowell   Category: Garden

Agnosticism is the philosophical ethical and religious dry-rot of the modern world.
F. E. Abbot   Category: Agnostic

We cannot really love anybody with whom we never laugh.
Agnes Repplier   Category: Laugh

Blisters are a painful experience but if you get enough blisters in the same place they will eventually produce a callus. That is what we call maturity.
Herbert Miller   Category: Unsorted

The only disability in life is a bad attitude.
Scott Hamilton   Category: Attitude

Empires built on force will always be destroyed. Those built on trust in Christ will remain.
Joseph R. Sizoo D.D.   Category: Unsorted

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

Be careful that the love of gain draw us not into any business which may weaken our love of our Heavenly Father or bring unnecessary trouble to any of His creatures.
John Woolman   Category: Unsorted

... a friend ... showed me the kitchen in her new home with the words This is my office. I knew what she meant. This is where I do the work I want to the work I like and enjoy.
Shashi Deshpande   Category: Unsorted

I have tried so hard to do the right.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Last

Show me a guy whos afraid to look bad and Ill show you a guy you can beat every time.
Lou Brock   Category: Appearance

To have doubted ones own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Civilization

Love is the immortal flow of energy that nourishes extends and preserves. Its eternal goal is life.
Smiley Blanton   Category: Love

False happiness renders men stern and proud And that happiness is never communicated. True happiness renders them kind and sensible And that happiness is always shared.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Happiness

To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Wickedness

The big thieves hang the little ones.
Proverb   Category: Hanging

Who is worse shod than the shoemakers wife?
John Heywood   Category: Clothes

I tread in the footsteps of illustrious men.... In receiving from the people the sacred trust confided to my illustrious predecessor.
Martin Van Buren   Category: Unsorted

We have more poets than judges and interpreters of poetry. It is easier to write an indifferent poem than to understand a good one.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Poetry

Go your own way. Question everything. Accept nothing. Accept no dogma no cant. There are too many people walking around thinking theyre sacred cows and theyre only half right
Rosie Dimanno   Category: Sick

Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Sales

The coward threatens when he is safe.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Cowardice

Do the duty which lieth nearest to thee! Thy second duty will already have become clearer.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Duty

Success is doing what you want to do when you want where you want with whom you want as much as you want.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Fidelity

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

Its a funny thing the more I practice the luckier I get.
Arnold Palmer   Category: Funerals

Wisdom has taught us to be calm and meek To take one blow and turn the other cheek; It is not written what a man shall do If the rude caitiff smite the other too!
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Wisdom

Rapidity does not always mean progress and hurry is akin to waste. The old fable of the hare and the tortoise is just as good now and just as true as when it was first written.
C. A. Stoddard   Category: Haste

Red as a beet.
Proverb   Category: Embarrass

The many truths we cling to depend greatly on our point of view.
Ben Kenobi   Category: Perception

In a world that keeps on pushing me around I'm gonna stand my ground and I wont back down...
Tom Petty   Category: Unsorted

Whatever a man does he must do first in his mind.
Albert SzentGyorgyi de Nagyraolt   Category: First

Still ending and beginning still.
William Cowper   Category: Begin

This institution will be based upon the illimitable freedom of the human mind. For here we are not afraid to follow truth wherever it may lead nor to tolerate any error so long as reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: University

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed to have read and often thinks they have. Alan Bennett (1934 - ____) English dramatist actor In Independent on Sunday 27 January 1991.
Alan Bennett   Category: Unsorted

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
Howard Thurman   Category: success

The cream of the crop.
Proverb   Category: Superior

Doubt is not a pleasant condition but certainty is an absurd one.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Certainty

Things and actions are what they are and the consequences of them will be what they will be: why then should we desire to be deceived?
Bishop Joseph Butler   Category: Consequences

Nothing is impossible: there are ways which lead to everything; and if we had sufficient will we should always have sufficient means. It is often merely for an excuse that we say things are impossible.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Impossible

I count religion but a childish toy And hold there is no sin but ignorance.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: If

To learn moderation is the essence of sound sense and real wisdom.
Jacques Benigue Bossuet   Category: Unsorted

Real poverty is less a state of income than a state of mind.
George Gilder   Category: Mind

That man can destroy life is just as miraculous a feat as that he can create it for life is the miracle the inexplicable. In the act of destruction man sets himself above life; he transcends himself as a creature. Thus the ultimate choice for a man inasmuch as he is driven to transcend himself is to create or to destroy to love or to hate.
Erich Fromm   Category: Choice

What is art? Nature concentrated.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Art

I have a secret passion for mercy... but justice is what keeps happening to people.
Kenneth Millar   Category: Unsorted

Age does not diminish the extreme disappointment of having a scoop of ice cream fall from the cone.
Jim Fiebig   Category: Disappointment

Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.
William Shakespeare   Category: Suspicion

Here lies my wife: here let her lie! Now she's at rest and so am I.
John Dryden   Category: Marriage

Save time thinking you can do the other fellows job better than he canput it in doing your job better!
Herbert A. Schoenfeld   Category: Unsorted

DIARY n. A daily record of that part of ones life which he can relate to himself without blushing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Blushing

Born for success he seemed With grace to win with heart to hold With shining gifts that took all eyes.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Success

Character is the foundation stone upon which one must build to win respect. Just as no worthy building can be erected on a weak foundation so no lasting reputation worthy of respect can be built on a weak character.
R.C. Samsel   Category: Unsorted

CALLOUS adj. Gifted with great fortitude to bear the evils afflicting another.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Evil

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

Freedom is the right to be wrong not the right to do wrong.
John G. Riefenbaker   Category: Honest

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

Periods of tranquility are seldom prolific of creative achievement. Mankind has to be stirred up.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Tranquility

While I cannot be regarded as a pillar I must be regarded as a buttress of the church because I support it from the outside.
William Lamb   Category: Unsorted

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

The tests of life are to make not break us. Trouble may demolish a mans business but build up his character. The blow at the outward man may be the greatest blessing to the inner man. If God then puts or permits anything hard in our lives be sure that the real peril the real trouble is that we shall lose if we flinch or rebel.
Maltbie Davenport Babcock   Category: Unsorted

To like and dislike the same things that is indeed true friendship.
Gaius Sallustius Crispus Sallust   Category: Friendship

Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing you will be successful.
Herman Cain   Category: Happiness

I think the first virtue is to restrain the tongue; he approaches nearest to gods who knows how to be silent even though he is in the right.
Marcus Porcius Cato   Category: Unsorted

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Aristotle   Category: Calamities

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Service

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
Geoffrey Latham   Category: Music

Seeing is different than being told.
Proverb   Category: See

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

Lets cool it brothers ... Spoken to his assassins three men who stabbed him 16 times.
Malcolm X   Category: Last

God gives every bird a worm but he does not throw it into the nest.
Proverb   Category: Bird

Science is the great antidote to the poison of enthusiasm And superstition.
Adam Smith   Category: Science

The universe seems bankrupt as soon as we begin to discuss the characters of individuals.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Universe

When we as youngsters would accuse our mother of picking on us her wise reply was All youll get from strangers is surface pleasantry or indifference. Only someone who loves you will criticize you.
Judith Crist   Category: Unsorted

Theres a saying among prospectors: Go out looking for one thing and thats all youll ever find.
Robert Flaherty   Category: Unsorted

Now is the winter of our discontent.
William Shakespeare   Category: Winter

Originality is the one thing which unoriginal minds cannot feel the use of.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Original

Ive seen things you people wouldnt believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. Ive watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser Gate. All these moments will be lost in time like tears in rain.
Roy Baty   Category: Unsorted

Freedom to differ is not limited to things that do not matter much. That would be a mere shadow of freedom. The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.
Robert Jackson   Category: Freedom

Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.
Will Rogers   Category: Reputation

A master was explaining the nature of Tao to one of his novices. The Tao is embodied in all software regardless of how insignificant said the master. Is Tao in a hand-held calculator? asked the novice. It is came the reply. Is the Tao in a video game? continued the novice. It is even in a video game said the master. And is the Tao in the DOS for a personal computer? The master coughed and shifted his position slightly. The lesson is over for today he said.
Geoffrey James   Category: Unsorted

Knowledge always desires increase; it is like fire which must first be kindled by some external agent But which will afterwards propagate itself.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Knowledge

No man ever prayed heartily without learning something.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Praise

A friend is someone who can see through you and still enjoys the show.
Proverb   Category: Enjoyment

True words are not fine Fine words are not true.
Proverb   Category: Word

The art of leading in operations large or small is the art of dealing with humanity of working diligently on behalf of men of being sympathetic with them but equally of insisting that they make a square facing toward their own problems.
S. L. A. Marshall   Category: Leadership

I dream of giving birth to a child who will ask Mother what was war?
Eve Merriam   Category: War

Almost anything you do will be insignificant but it is very important that you do it.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Importance

Other mens sins are before our eyes; our own are behind our backs.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Others

A champion views resistance as a gift of energy.
Michael J. Gelb   Category: Energy

Once was enough. After sailing around the world solo in 106 days 1997
Christophe Auguin   Category: Unsorted

Put your shoulder to the wheel.
Aesop   Category: Work

Love your enemies just in case your friends turn out to be a bunch of bastards.
R. A. Dickson   Category: Unsorted

All marriages are happy. Its trying to live together afterwards that causes all the problems.
Shelley Winters   Category: Unsorted

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

A study of economics usually reveals that the best time to buy anything is last year.
Marty Allen   Category: Easy

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

Man has no right to kill his brother. It is no excuse that he does so in uniform: he only adds the infamy of servitude to the crime of murder.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Rights

The pedestal is immobilizing and subtly insulting whether or not some women yet realize it. We must move up from the pedestal.
Wilma Scott Heide   Category: Woe

A God all mercy is a God unjust.
Edward Young   Category: Mercy

When small men begin to cast long shadows it is a sure sign that the sun is setting.
Unknown   Category: Big

Poetry must resist the intelligence almost successfully.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Poetry

When a man has once brought himself to accept uncritically all the absurdities that religious doctrines put before him and even to overlook the contradictions between them we need not be greatly suprised at the weakness of his intellect.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Contradict

I thought your sermon would be shorter now that Readers' Digest has condensed the Bible.
Bob Unknown   Category: Unsorted

Freedom of expression is the matrix the indispensable condition of nearly every other form of freedom.
Benjamin Nathan Cardozo   Category: Freedom

Never give a sucker an even break.
W. C. Fields   Category: Never

Said to physicist John Bahcall. I don't believe in natural science.
Kurt Gödel   Category: Unsorted

Men of vision caught glimpses of truth and beauty shining aloft like stars: and in these glimpses was a new hope for the unification of mankind through enlightenment.
Sir Robert Falconer   Category: Unsorted

Do you wish men to speak well of you? Then never speak well of yourself.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Praise

No matter how lonely you get or how many birth announcements you receive the trick is not to get frightened. Theres nothing wrong with being alone.
Wendy Wasserstein   Category: Unsorted

Sweet April showers Do spring May flowers.
Thomas Tusser   Category: Spring

When Time who steals our years away Shall steal our pleasures too The memry of the past will stay And half our joys renew.
Thomas Moore   Category: Memory

By making choices consistent with eternal truth you will develop righteous character.
Richard G. Scott   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing quite so good as burial at sea. It is simple tidy and not very incriminating.
Alfred Hitchcock   Category: Funerals

Who will bell the cat?
Eustache Deschamps   Category: Unsorted

Trust yourself. Create the kind of self that you will be happy to live with all your life. Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.
Foster C. McClellan   Category: Self

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

Men gladly believe what they wish. Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt
Gaius Julius Caesar   Category: What

The only limitless thing I know of is human want. Civilization itself is nothing more than the creation of wants followed by methods of satisfying those wants. At the moment we had better give consideration to the fact that we may not be creating enough stuff to satisfy the wants this education has inspired.
Dr. James Shelby Thomas   Category: Unsorted

Dare to be true: nothing can need a lie; A fault which needs it most grows two thereby.
George Herbert   Category: Lever

If all be true that I do think There are five reasons we should drink; Good wine - a friend - or being dry Or lest we should be by and by Or any other reason why.
Henry Aldrich   Category: Alcohol

... 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

Everyone has talent. What is rare is the courage to follow that talent to the dark place where it leads.
Erica Jong   Category: Talent

Perception is strong and sight weak. In strategy it is important to see distant things as if they were close and to take a distanced view of close things.
Miyamoto Musashi   Category: Perception

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

No great deed is done by falterers who ask for certainty.
George Eliot   Category: Certainty

In a country where the sole employer is the State opposition means death by slow starvation. The old principle: who does not work does not eat has been replaced by a new one: who does not obey shall not eat.
Leon Trotsky   Category: Unsorted

If it werent for baseball many kids wouldnt know what a millionaire looked like.
Phyllis Diller   Category: Baseball

Patriotism is the religion of Hell.
James Branch Cabell   Category: Patriotism

What though the field be lost? All is not lost; th unconquerable will And study of revenge immortal hate And courage never to submit or yield.
John Milton   Category: Determination

I own I am not a friend to a very energetic government. It is always oppressive.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Government

The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. But the opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: False

They that die by famine die by inches.
Matthew Henry   Category: Easy

Be humble for the worst thing in the world is of the same stuff as you; be confident for the stars are of the same stuff as you.
Nicholai Velimirovic   Category: Confidence

There is nothing more difficult for a truly creative painter than to paint a rose because before he can do so he has first to forget all the roses that were ever painted.
Henri Matisse   Category: Unsorted

The only thing I like about rich people is their money.
Nancy Astor   Category: Money

We are an intelligent species and the use of our intelligence quite properly gives us pleasure. In this respect the brain is like a muscle. When it is in use we feel very good. Understanding is joyous.
Carl Edward Sagan   Category: Brain

Really the writer doesnt want success.... He knows he has a short span of life that the day will come when he must pass through the wall of oblivion and he wants to leave a scratch on that wall Kilroy was here that somebody a hundred or a thousand years later will see.
William Faulkner   Category: Writing

Sixty years ago I knew everything; now I know nothing; education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance.
Will Durant   Category: Discovery

When youre through changing youre through.
Bruce Barton   Category: Change

He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.
William Blake   Category: Hurt

The honor of my race family and self is at stake. Everyone is expecting me to do big things. I will. My whole body and soul are to be thrown recklessly about the field. Every time the ball is snapped I will be trying to do more than my part...Fight low with your eyes open and toward the play. Watch out for cross bucks and reverse end runs. Be on your toes every minute if you expect to make good. Jack.
Jack Trice   Category: Football

We are chameleons and our partialities and prejudices change place with an easy and blessed facility and we are soon wonted to the change and happy in it.
Mark Twain   Category: Change

If I read a book and it makes my whole body so cold no fire can ever warm me I know that is poetry.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Poetry

I recently read that love is entirely a matter of chemistry. That must be why my wife treats me like toxic waste.
David Bissonette   Category: Wife

The government is like a babys alimentary canal with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Big

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

Drawing near her death she sent most pious thoughts as harbingers to heaven; and her soul saw a glimpse of happiness through the chinks of her sickness-broken body.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Heaven

What a curious phenomenon it is that you can get men to die for the liberty of the world who will not make the little sacrifice that is needed to free themselves from their own individual bondage.
Bruce Barton   Category: Habit

The more you say the less people remember. The fewer the words the greater the profit.
Felelon   Category: Breeding

A progeny of learning.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Learn

As stewards of God we must be truly appreciative of the things we receive. One has said that Ingratitude is a crime more despicable than revenge which is only returning evil for evil while ingratitude returns evil for good. You remember that of the ten lepers healed by Christ only one returned to give thanks. A beautiful legend tells the story of two angels that were sent forth throughout the land each given a basket one to gather up requests and the other thanksgivings. The angel of requests came back with her basket running over full. The angel of thanksgivings came back with her basket practically empty. So it is in life. It seems that all have requests to make but few of us think to return and give thanks.
Heber Q. Hale   Category: Unsorted

My advice to the womens clubs of America is to raise more hell and fewer dahlias.
William Allen White   Category: Woe

When once a man has made celebrity necessary to his happiness he has put it in the power of the weakest and most timorous malignity if not to take away his satisfaction at least to withhold it. His enemies may indulge their pride by airy negligence and gratify their malice by quiet neutrality.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Celebrity

The longer I live the more I see that I am never wrong about anything and that all the pains that I have so humbly taken to verify my notions have only wasted my time.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Never

Without charm there can be no fine literature as there can be no perfect flower with-out fragrance.
Arthur Symons   Category: Oppression

People help each other through a crisis by each supposing that the other can handle it better than he himself can.
Frank A. Clark   Category: Unsorted

It is often found that modesty and humility not only do no good but are positively hurtful when they are shown to the arrogant who have taken up a prejudice against you either from envy or from any other cause.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Modesty

Im not handsome in the classical sense. The eyes droop the mouth is crooked the teeth arent straight the voice sounds like a mafioso pallbearer.
Sylvester Stallone   Category: Unsorted

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

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

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

Daddy daddy you bastard Im through.
Sylvia Plath   Category: Unsorted

Buy land. They aint making any more of the stuff.
Will Rogers   Category: Unsorted

Each honest calling each walk of life has its own elite its own aristocracy based on excellence of performance.... There will always be the false snobbery which tries to place one vocation above another. You will become a member of the aristocracy in the American sense only if your accomplishments and integrity earn this appellation.
Dr. James Bryant Conant   Category: Aristocracy

Before you are five and twenty you must establish a character that will serve you all your life.
Lord Collingwood   Category: Unsorted

The moon had climbd the highest hill Which rises oer the source of Dee And from the eastern summit shed Her silver light on tower and tree.
John Lowe   Category: Unsorted

That man is idle who can do something better.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Idleness

He who knows how to be poor knows everything.
Jules Michelet   Category: Sick

Reply when asked What is jazz. Man if you gotta ask you'll never know.
Louis ‘Satchmo' Armstrong   Category: Unsorted

Fear is the parent of cruelty.
James Anthony Froude   Category: Cruel

Happiness is essentially a state of going somewhere wholeheartedly one-directionally without regret or reservation.
William H. Sheldon   Category: Direction

Ninety percent of everything is crap.
Theodore Sturgeon   Category: Everything

As the ivy twines around the oak so do misery and misfortune encompass the happiness of man. Felicity pure and unalloyed is not a plant of earthly growth; her gardens are the skies.
Richard E. Burton   Category: Unsorted

Pride that dines on vanity sups on contempt.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Contempt

The death penalty is not about vengeance or deterrence. It is about justice. It is a measure of a nations's civility and moral backbone that it rewards and punishes in due measure for great deeds and heinous crimes. So along with Nobel prizes for great accomplishments humans must also be brave enough and morally confident enough to exact severe penalties for those who commit the worst deed known to humankind: murder.
David Elmore   Category: Justice

Every friend is to the other a sun and a sunflower also. He attracts and follows.
Jean Paul Richter   Category: Flower

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake   Category: Endure

And virtue though in rags will keep me warm.
John Dryden   Category: Virtue

Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy It is not safe to know.
Sir William Davenant   Category: Know

The male is a domestic animal which if treated with firmness and kindness can be trained to do most things.
Jilly Cooper   Category: Man

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

You who are on the road must have a code that you can live by-* Youll find universal agreement on the value of a behavior code on the need for some sort of ethical system. Even the crooks count on honor among thieves and countries actually wage war according to certain rules. On the job and in the rest of our day-to-day living we each need a code for the road. *Crosby Stills & Nash in a hit song.
Price Pritchett   Category: Unsorted

Custom reconciles us to everything.
Edmund Burke   Category: Custom

Damn with faint praise assent with civil leer And without sneering teach the rest to sneer; Willing to wound and yet afraid to strike Just hint a fault and hesitate dislike.
Alexander Pope   Category: Fault

Love is much nicer to be in than an automobile accident a tight girdle a higher tax bracket or a holding pattern over Philadelphia.
Judith Viorst   Category: Love

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

Absence of occupation is not rest A mind quite vacant is a mind distress'd.
William Cowper   Category: Rest

Shower the people you love with love.
James Taylor   Category: Unsorted

God bless ... God damn.
James Thurber   Category: Last

By heaven we understand a state of happiness infinite in degree and endless in duration.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Heaven

The Reader may here observe the Force of Numbers which can be successfully applied even to those things which one would imagine are subject to no Rules. There are very few things which we know which are not capable of being reducd to a Mathematical Reasoning; and when they cannot its a sign our knowledge of them is very small and confusd; and when a Mathematical Reasoning can be had its as great a folly to make use of any other as to grope for a thing in the dark when you have a Candle standing by you.
Dr. John Arbuthnot   Category: Unsorted

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

The human mind cannot create anything. It produces nothing until after having been fertilized by experience and meditation; its acquisitions are the germs of its production.
George Louis Leclerc de Buffon   Category: Creative

To govern is always to choose among disadvantages.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Government

In Prison Wearily drearily Half the day long Flap the great banners High over the stone; Strangely and eerily Sounds the winds song Bending the banner-poles. While all alone Watching the loopholes spark Lie I with life all dark Feet tethered hands fettered Fast to the stone The grim walls square lettered With prisoned mens groan. Still strain the banner-poles Through the winds song Westward the banner rolls Over my wrong.
William Morris   Category: Unsorted

A heavenly place is where I will find my Father A heavenly place is where I am destined to go when I die A heavenly place will have festivities like singing and dancing A heavenly place will give a warm welcome to those who come A heavenly place is not difficult to find if you know Jesus Christ!
Janae Ivie   Category: Unsorted

It isnt enough for you to love money - its also necessary that money should love you.
Mayer Rothschild   Category: Unsorted

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

The competitive marketplace is strewn with good ideas whose time came and went because inadequate attention was given to moving rapidly and hitting an open window of opportunity. The same marketplace is strewn with broken glass of windows of opportunities hit after they were slammed shut.
Constantine Nicandros   Category: Unsorted

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

Middle age snuffs out more talent than even wars or sudden death does.
Gerald Brenan   Category: Age

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

Anyone who isnt confused really doesnt understand the situation.
Edward Roscoe Murrow   Category: Confuse

Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Enough

Love takes off masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.
James A. Baldwin   Category: Love

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

Except our own thoughts there is nothing absolutely in our power.
Rene Descartes   Category: Power

That fellow would vulgarize the day of judgment.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Judgment

Where will I be five years from now? I delight in not knowing. That's one of the greatest things about life its wonderful surprises.
Marlo Thomas   Category: Unsorted

The Graves a fine and private place But none I think do there embrace.
Andrew Marvell   Category: Death

Careers like rockets don't always take off on schedule. The key is to keep working on the engines.
Gary Sinise   Category: Job

Cute little babies that fall out of swings - These are a few of my favorite things.
Oscar Hammerstein   Category: Baby

Difficulties are meant to rouse not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.
William Ellery Channing   Category: Conflict

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

As plants are suffocated and drowned with too much moisture and lamps with too much oil so is the active part of the understanding with too much study.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Study

My lige lady generally quod he Wommen desyren to have sovereyntee As well over hir housbond as hir love.
Geoffrey Chaucer   Category: Unsorted

It is a socialist ideal that making profits is a vice. I consider the real vice is making losses.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Unsorted

There is a theory that states: If anyone finds out what the universe is for it will disappear and be replaced by something more bizarrely inexplicable. There is another theory that states: This has already happened....
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Universe

Jews cant serve on juries because they insist theyre guilty.
Cathy Ladman   Category: Unsorted

Compassion is not weakness and concern for the unfortunate is not socialism.
Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.   Category: Compassion

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

Women like silent men. They think theyre listening.
Marcel Archard   Category: Woe

Those who in quarrels interpose Must often wipe a bloody nose.
John Gay   Category: Quarrels

In a mad world only the mad are sane.
Akiro Kurosawa   Category: Insanity

He that knows himself knows others; and he that is ignorant of himself could not write a very profound lecture on other mens heads.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Self

If there were no tribulation there would be no rest; if there were no winter there would be no summer.
Saint John Chrysostom   Category: False

Science and art belong to the whole world and the barriers of nationality vanish before them.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Art

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

All roads lead to Rome.
Proverb   Category: Center

What broke in a man when he could bring himself to kill another?
Alan Paton   Category: Kill

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

Do not anticipate trouble or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Anticipation

When our hatred is violent it sinks us even beneath those we hate.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Hate

The worst crime against working people is a company which fails to operate at a profit.
Samuel Gompers   Category: Labor

Show business is the best possible therapy for remorse.
Anita Loos   Category: Unsorted

The universe is made of stories not of atoms.
Muriel Rukeyser   Category: Literature

The greater the power the more dangerous the abuse.
Edmund Burke   Category: Power

To be or not to be: that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune Or to take arms against a sea of troubles And by opposing end them? To die: to sleep; No more; and by a sleep to say we end.
William Shakespeare   Category: Be

The yellow fog that rubs its back upon the window-panes.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Unsorted

Washington is a city of Southern efficiency and Northern charm.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Places

Get happiness out of your work or you may never know what happiness is.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Work

Good enough never is.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Enough

The Universal is always the same the specifics are always different.
Robert Aitken   Category: Diet

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

Congress could do whatever it wished to do. We pass resolutions condemning things every day.
Bill McCollum   Category: Unsorted

It is a tragedy when the mind soul and heart are in slavery in a way of life which refuses to recognize that people have rights before God. It is a war which makes hate a badge of honor slavery the keystone to prosperity. Not to resist would make one an accomplice to crime. Resistance was part of the program of Jesus. We must resist oppression and tyranny. We have to end it no matter what it costs.
Joseph R. Sizoo D.D.   Category: Slavery

Do not as some ungracious pastors do Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven Whiles like a puff'd and reckless libertine Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads And recks not his own rede. [counsel]
William Shakespeare   Category: Priest

I should like to spend the whole of my life in traveling Abroad if I could anywhere borrow another life to spend Afterwards at home.
William Hazlitt   Category: Home

No man ever looks at the world with pristine eyes. He sees it edited by a definite set of customs and institutions and ways of thinking.
Ruth Fulton Benedict   Category: Editor

Stand up! stand up for Jesus Ye soldiers of the Cross.
George Duffield   Category: Unsorted

Few things help an individual more than to place responsibility upon him and to let him know that you trust him.
Booker T. Washington   Category: Trust

The depth of your mythology is the extent of your effectiveness.
John C. Maxwell   Category: Myth

This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.
Susan Polis Schutz   Category: Power

Life is ours to be spent not to be saved.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Save

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
Dr. Robert Anthony   Category: Conformity

The future of mankind will ultimately be decided by the choice between the city which contains the seeds of mans salvation and the machine which as a substitute for happiness may eventually be the cause of his complete destruction.
Jan Tanghe   Category: Unsorted

There is not even enough religion in the world to destroy the worlds religions.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Religion

My mothers menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.
Buddy Hackett   Category: Food

If you want to test your memory try to recall what you were worrying about one year ago today.
Unknown   Category: Memory

To the makying of bookes of gardenyng there is noe ende.
Thomas Hyll   Category: Unsorted

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

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you pleaseyou can never have both.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Choice

If I can line up the people who back through the ages have gone at life in ways I greatly admire then I can feel all their strength supporting me all their standards and values pointing the way in which I am to go.
Bonaro W. Overstreet   Category: Hero

Moral stimulation is good but moral complacency is the most dangerous habit of mind we can develop and that danger is serious and everpresent.
Joseph C. Grew   Category: Unsorted

Politeness is the art of choosing among your thoughts.
Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël   Category: Courtesy

Grief drives men to serious reflection sharpens the understanding and softens the heart.
John Adams   Category: Grief

I'm not scared of dyin' and I don't really care if it's peace you find in dyin' well then let the time be near. And when I die and when I'm gone there'll be one child born and a world to carry on.
Laura Nyro   Category: Unsorted

There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving and that is your own self.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Self

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

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Book

A lifelong intimacy with animals has got me out of the common notion that they are automata with a slight infusion of intelligence in their composition. The mind in beast and bird as in man is the main thing.
W. H. Hudson   Category: Unsorted

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 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

Curiosity is a willing a proud an eager confession of ignorance.
S. Leonard Rubinstein   Category: Curiosity

Love is above all the gift of oneself.
Jean Anouilh   Category: Love

It is the business of the future to be dangerous.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Danger

There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home.
Ken Olson   Category: Computer

Inanimate objects are classed scientifically into three major categories: those that don't work those that break down and those that don't get lost.
Russell Baker   Category: Objectivism

Look. This is your world! You cant not look. There is no other world. This is your world; it is your feast. You inherited this; you inherited these eyeballs; you inherited this world of color. Look at the greatness of the whole thing. Look! Don't hesitate - look! Open your eyes. Don't blink and look look - look further.
Chogyan Trungpa   Category: Unsorted

The arts are an even better barometer of what is happening in our world than the stock market or the debates in congress.
Hendrik Willem Van Loon   Category: Art

The purest treasure mortal times afford Is spotless reputation; that away Men are but gilded loam or painted clay. A jewel in a ten-times-barr'd-up chest Is a bold spirit in a loyal breast. Mine honour is my life; both grow in one; Take honour from me and my life is done.
William Shakespeare   Category: Reputation

Every really new idea looks crazy at first.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: First

A person who seeks help for a friend while needy himself will be answered first.
Proverb   Category: Help

To be an abstraction does not mean that an entity is nothing. It merely means that its existence is only a factor of a more concrete element of nature.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Mathematics

We are there to serve our subscribers not serve them up.
Claudia Caplan   Category: Service

When you are an anvil hold you still; when you are a hammer strike your fill.
George Herbert   Category: Opportunity

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Education

The one whose judgment counts most in your life is the one staring back in the glass.
Unknown   Category: Judgment

I grow old ever learning many things.
Solon   Category: Age

If you hate someone you hate something in him that is part of yourself. What isnt part of ourselves doesnt disturb us.
Hermann Hesse   Category: Yourself

Don't be afraid to fail. Don't waste energy trying to cover up failure; learn from your failures and go on to the next challenge. It's OK to fail. If you're not failing you're not growing.
H. Stanley Judd   Category: Failure

If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything.
Mark Twain   Category: Truth

An economist is a man who states the obvious in terms of the incomprehensible.
Alfred A. Knopf   Category: Easy

A handful of men working within the Zen sect of Buddhism created gardens in fifteenth-century Japan which were and still are far more than merely an aesthetic expression. And what is left of the earlier Mogul gardens in India suggests that their makers were acquainted with what lay behind the flowering of the Sufi movement in High Asia and so sought to add further dimensions to their garden scenes.
Russell Page   Category: Garden

[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

The American dream does not happen by asking Americans to accept whats immoral and wrong in the name of tolerance.
J.C. Watts   Category: Unsorted

Except during the nine months before he draws his first breath no man manages his affairs as well as a tree does.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Tree

The world knows nothing of its greatest men.
Sir Henry Taylor   Category: Gravity

Nothing in man is more serious than his sense of humor; it is the sign that he wants all the truth.
Mark Van Doren   Category: Humor

I am not aware that any community has a right to force another to be civilized.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Civilization

From its very inaction idleness ultimately becomes the most active cause of evil; as a palsy is more to be dreaded than a fever. The Turks have a proverb which says that the devil tempts all other men but that idle men tempt the devil.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Devil

Love at first sight is one of the greatest labor-saving devices the world has ever seen.
Unknown   Category: First

Sanity calms but madness is more interesting.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Calm

Happiness is the light on the water. The water is cold and dark and deep.
William Maxwell   Category: Happiness

Messages cant be intercepted if they arent sent can they?
Erwin Rommel   Category: Unsorted

My childhood was a period of waiting for the moment when I could send everyone connected to it to hell.
Igor Stravinsky   Category: Everyone

Journalists cover words and delude themselves into thinking they have committed journalism.
Hedrick Smith   Category: Journalism

Why don't you come up sometime n see me? Im home every evening.... Come up. Ill tell your fortune.... Ah you can be had.
Mae West   Category: See

Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism when hate for people other than your own comes first.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Nationalism

Gravity is a contributing factor in 73 percent of all accidents involving falling objects.
Dave Barry   Category: Accidents

It is easy to be tolerant of the principles of other people if you have none of your own.
Herbert Samuel   Category: Principle

Driven from every corner of the earth freedom of thought and the right of private judgment in matters of conscience direct their course to this happy country as their last asylum.
Samuel Adams   Category: Ambition

If I can stop one Heart from breaking I shall not live in vain If I can ease one Life the Aching Or cool one Pain Or help one fainting Robin Unto his Nest again I shall not live in Vain.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Life

A nation is a society united by delusions about its ancestry and by common hatred of its neighbors.
Dr. William Ralph Inge   Category: Delusion

Hell is full of good meanings and wishings.
George Herbert   Category: Good

A pint cant hold a quart if it holds a pint it is doing all that can be expected of it.
Margaret Deland   Category: Expectation

A child is a beam of sunlight from the Infinite and Eternal with possibilities of virtue and vice- but as yet unstained.
Lyman Abbott   Category: Children

A little less complaint and whining and a little more dogged work and manly striving would do us more credit than a thousand civil rights bills.
W.E.B. DuBois   Category: Unsorted

The trouble with the rat race is that even if you win you're still a rat.
Jane Wagner   Category: Competence

It is always self-defeating to pretend to the style of a generation younger than your own; it simply erases your own experience in history.
Renata Adler   Category: Youth

The spirits of men are being born into the world by divine appointment and not by accident.
Joseph W. McMurrin   Category: Spirit

They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.
Josiah W. Bailey   Category: Forgive

Science is a method to keep yourself from kidding yourself.
Edwin Land   Category: Science

My Mind is the ceiling. My Soul is the floor. There are walls all about and I cant find a door.
John Carr   Category: Unsorted

Gelfand amazed me by talking of mathematics as though it were poetry. He once said about a long paper bristling with formulas that it contained the vague beginnings of an idea which could only hint at and which he had never managed to bring out more clearly. I had always thought of mathematics as being much more straightforward: a formula is a formula and an algebra is an algebra but Gelfand found hedgehogs lurking in the rows of his spectral sequences!
Dusa McDuff   Category: Unsorted

Usually children spend more time in the garden than anybody else. It is where they learn about the world because they can be in it unsupervised yet protected. Some gardeners will remember from their own earliest recollections that no one sees the garden as vividly or cares about it as passionately as the child who grows up in it.
Carol Williams   Category: Garden

The dews of summer night did fall The moon sweet regent of the sky Silverd the walls of Cumnor Hall And many an oak that grew nearby.
William J. Mickle   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

You cannot think about thinking without thinking about thinking about something.
Seymour Papert   Category: Thief

Edison's greatest achievement came in 1879 when he invented the electric company. Edison's design was a brilliant adaptation of the simple electrical circuit: the electric company sends electricity through a wire to a customer then immediately gets the electricity back through another wire then (this is the brilliant part) sends it right back to the customer again. This means that an electric company can sell a customer the same batch of electricity thousands of times a day and never get caught...the last year any new electricity was generated in the United States was 1937; the electric companies have been merely re-selling it ever since which is why they have so much free time to apply for rate increases.
Dave Barry   Category: Company

Satire is a kind of glass wherein beholders do generally discover everybodys face but their own.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Satire

We have a natural right to make use of our pens as of our tongues at our peril risk and hazard.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Censorship

True friendship can afford true knowledge. It does not depend on darkness and ignorance.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Friendship

Calm self-confidence is as far from conceit as the desire to earn a decent living is remote from greed.
Channing Pollock   Category: Conceit

If the universal is the essential then it is the basis of all life and art. Recognizing and uniting with universal therefore gives us the greatest aesthetic satisfaction the greatest emotion of beauty. the more this union with the universal is felt the more individual subjectivity declines.
Piet Mondrian   Category: Universe

I went out into the garden in the morning dusk When sorrow enveloped me like a cloud; And the breeze brought to my nostril the odor of spices As balm of healing for a sick soul.
Moses Ibn Ezra   Category: Unsorted

Laziness travels so slowly that poverty soon overtakes it.
Proverb   Category: Lazy

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

Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything except over technology.
John Tudor   Category: Technology

There are few more impressive sights in the world than a Scotsman on the make.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Scorn

One kind word can warm three winter months.
Proverb   Category: Kindness

No people do so much harm as those who go about doing good.
Bishop Mandell Creighton   Category: Good

We must dare to think unthinkable thoughts. We must learn to explore all the options and possibilities that confront us in a complex and rapidly changing world. We must learn to welcome and not to fear the voices of dissent. We must dare to think about unthinkable things because when things become unthinkable thinking stops and action becomes mindless.
James William Fulbright   Category: Action

Nimble thought can jump both sea and land.
William Shakespeare   Category: Thief

These people are so worthless it makes me want to puke blood. I would gladly open fire on them but if given a choice Id rather subject them to a slower form of death. They fear me because Im intelligent and creative. I have something better to do with my time. They are insecure
Matt Spinks   Category: Unsorted

Everybody in love is blind.
Propertius   Category: Unsorted

Where there is no vision a people perish.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Vision

If at first you do succeed try try not to be a bore.
Franklin P. Jones   Category: First

Pride envy avarice these are the sparks have set on fire the souls of man.
Dante Alighieri   Category: Avarice

The emotions arent always immediately subject to reason but they are always immediately subject to action.
William James   Category: Action

Love you know seeks to make happy rather than to be happy.
Charles William Gordon   Category: Truth

It often shows an excellent command of language to say nothing.
Karol Newlin   Category: Language

They were ravished with its loveliness; a warm soft-voiced spring-green landscape dotted with sassafras and scarlet-colored snakewood smelling of wild strawberries and harts tongue.
Marshall Fishwick   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

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

A habit of debt is very injurious to the memory.
   Category: Debt

This stark contrast between the language we use in attending the religious realities of whatever faith and the realities themselves should not strike us as strange. Simple acknowledgment of the fallibility of our human forms and symbols should offer pre
Bernard Eugene Meland   Category: Unsorted

If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Peace

In Germany they first came for the Communists and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a Communist. Then they came for the Jews and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a Jew. Then they came for the trade unionists and I didnt speak up because I wasnt a trade unionist. Then they came for the Catholics and I didnt speak up because I was a Protestant. Then they came for me--and by that time no one was left to speak up.
Martin Niemoller   Category: Illegal

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

If you wish to be brothers let the arms fall from your hands. One cannot love while holding offensive arms.
Pius VI   Category: Unsorted

If the beard were all goats could preach.
Proverb   Category: Appearance

No man can pass into eternity for he is already in it.
Frederic William Farrar   Category: Eternity

You will only be remembered for two things: the problems you solve or the ones you create.
Mike Murdock   Category: Unsorted

The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short and the pen is very sharp.
Terry Pratchett   Category: Pen

Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
Unknown   Category: Endure

The only way to predict the future is to have power to shape the future.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Prophecy

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

Talk not of wasted affection; affection never was wasted.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Affection

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

Power like a desolating pestilence Pollutes whateer it touches; and obedience Bane of all genius virtue freedom truth Makes slaves of men and of the human frame A mechanized automaton.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Oath

Our necessities never equal our wants.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Want

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

Somehow liberals have been unable to acquire from birth what conservatives seem to be endowed with at birth: namely a healthy skepticism of the powers of government to do good.
Daniel Patrick Moynihan   Category: Liberal

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.
Josh Billings   Category: Dog

Wyth a saw thou schalt the tre kytte And with a knyfe smouth make hytte Klene a-tweyne the stok of the tre Where-yn that they graffe schall be Make thy Kyttyng of thy graffe By-twyne the newe & the olde staffe.
John Gardener   Category: Garden

What shall I do with this absurdity O heart O troubled heartthis caricature Decrepit age that has been tied to me As to a dogs tail? Never had I more Excited passionate fantastical Imagination nor an ear and eye That more expected the impossible.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Absurd

Two souls with but a single thought Two hearts that beat as one.
Maria Lovell   Category: Love

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

In the past kong-an (koan) practicing meant checking someones enlightenment. Now we use kong-ans to make our lives correct.... You must use kong-ans to take away your opinions. When you take away your opinions your mind is clear like space which means from moment to moment you can reflect any situation and respond correctly and meticulously.
Seung Sahn   Category: Unsorted

Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes.
Andy Warhol   Category: Celebrity

Many of us are like the little boy we met trudging along a country road with a cat-rifle over his shoulder. What are you hunting buddy? we asked. Dunno sir I aint seen it yet.
R. Lee Sharpe   Category: Unsorted

It is neither wealth nor splendor but tranquility and occupation which give happiness.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Happiness

Business is like a man rowing a boat upstream. He has no choice; he must go ahead or he will go back.
Lewis E. Pierson   Category: Unsorted

Punctuality is the virtue of the bored.
Evelyn Arthur St. John Waugh   Category: Bore

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

Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor bastard die for his country.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Patriotism

Success is not to be pursued; it is to be attracted by the person you become.
Jim Rohn   Category: Success

Greater things are believed of those who are absent.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Desire

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

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

I want to live forever or die in the attempt.
Unknown   Category: Live

Advantage comes not from the spectacular or the technical. Advantage comes from a persistent seeking of the mundane edge.
Thomas J. Tom Peters   Category: Persecution

Even war is better than a wretched peace.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Peace

Trust allows you to give. Giving is abundant. Trust allows the experience of bliss. Bliss is awakefulness. Trust allows you to laugh. Laugh at the richness the beauty and the playfulness of the universe. Apply consciousness to this process and all roads will lead to home.
Gary Zukav   Category: Unsorted

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

Are bombs the only way of setting fire to the spirit of a people? Is the human will as inert as the past two world-wide wars would indicate?
Gregory Clark   Category: War

It is often hard to distinguish between the hard knocks in life and those of opportunity.
Frederick Philipse   Category: Unsorted

Men of sense often learn from their enemies. It is from their foes not their friends that cities learn the lesson of building high walls and ships of war....
Aristophanes   Category: Endure

When two men in business always agree one of them is unnecessary.
William Wrigley Jr.   Category: Agreement

You may share the labours of the great but you will not share the spoil.
Aesop   Category: Gravity

It is certain that the greatest poets orators statesmen and historians men of the most brilliant and imposing talents have labored as hard if not harder than day laborers; and that the most obvious reason why they have been superior to other men is that they have taken more pains than other men.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Gravity

Every luxury must be paid for and everything is a luxury starting with being in the world.
Cesare Pavese   Category: Life

Gardeners Know All The Dirt.
Proverb   Category: Garden

Something there is moves me to love and I Do know I love but know not how nor why.
Alexander Brome   Category: Unsorted

A man learns to skate by staggering about making a fool of himself; indeed he progresses in all things by making a fool of himself.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Fool

Consciousness reigns but does not govern.
Paul Valiry   Category: Kindness

Of all that is good sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions.
I Ching   Category: Good

Every man has three characters: That which he exhibits that which he has and that which he thinks he has.
Alphonse Karr   Category: Neglect

Nearly all men can stand adversity but if you want to test a man's character give him power.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Adversity

Patience is the ability to let your light shine after your fuse has blown.
Bob Levey   Category: Patience

Spend each moment perfecting the next not correcting the last.
Scott Michael Durski   Category: Unsorted

I have my faults. But being wrong ain't one of them.
Jimmy Hoffa   Category: Standards

I have lived some thirty years on this planet and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Advice

I will arise and go now and go to Innisfree And a small cabin build there of clay and wattles made: Nine bean-rows will I have there a hive for the honeybee And live alone in the bee-loud glade.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Bee

Between friends there is no need of justice.
Aristotle   Category: Justice

It is with narrow-souled people as with narrow-necked bottles; the less they have in them the more noise they make in pouring out.
Alexander Pope   Category: Less

If everyone says you are wrong you're one step ahead. If everyone laughs at you you're two steps ahead.
Chalres Chic Thompson   Category: Unsorted

I think more people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.
Nancy Reagan   Category: Capable

Gratitude is the memory of the heart.
Jean Baptiste Massieu   Category: Gratitude

Fourier is a mathematical poem.
William Thomson (Lord Kelvin)   Category: Unsorted

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
Unknown   Category: Education

Cruelty and fear shake hands together.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Cruel

God made everything out of nothing. But the nothingness shows through.
Paul Valery   Category: Nothing

I have never accepted what many people have kindly said namely that I inspired the nation. Their will was resolute and remorseless and as it proved unconquerable. It fell to me to express it.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Inspiration

It is error alone which needs the support of government. Truth can stand by itself.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Error

Wise men learn more from fools than fools from the wise.
Marcus Porcius Cato the Elder   Category: Learn

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

Every ship is a romantic object except that we sail in.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Sailor

Without trust words become the hollow sound of a wooden gong. With trust words become life itself.
John Harold   Category: Trust

There is nothing so practical as a good theory.
Kurt Lewin   Category: Theory

The words of the world want to make sentences.
Gaston Bachelard   Category: Unsorted

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

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

The trouble with this country is that there are too many politicians who believe with a conviction based on experience that you can fool all of the people all of the time.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Politics

I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Conclusions

I also believe that academic freedom should protect the right of a professor or student to advocate Marxism socialism communism or any other minority viewpoint--no matter how distasteful to the majority provided.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Education

A painter should not paint what he sees but what will be seen.
Paul Valery   Category: Art

An aphorism is never exactly true; it is either a half-truth or one-and-a-half truths.
Karl Kraus   Category: Unsorted

Self-education is I firmly believe the only kind of education there is.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Education

Literature is my Utopia. Here I am not disenfranchised. No barrier of the senses shuts me out from the sweet gracious discourses of my book friends. They talk to me without embarrassment or awkwardness.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Book

Were poor little lambs whove lost our way Baa! Baa! Baa! Were little black sheep whove gone astray Baa-aa-aa! Gentlemen-rankers out on the spree Damned from here to Eternity God ha mercy on such as we Baa! Yah! Bah!
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Animals

A poet who reads his own verse in public may have other nasty habits.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Poetry

When you have nothing to say say nothing.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Age

Love is the only force capable of transforming an enemy into a friend.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Endure

Don't worry, you're safe with me.
Maritza Uribe   Category: Unsorted

Any movement in history which attempts to perpetuate itself becomes reactionary.
Josip Broz Tito   Category: Reactionaries

A scholar who cherishes the love of comfort is not fit to be deemed a scholar.
Lao Tzu   Category: Scholar

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
Sam Ewing   Category: Inflation

Virtue is its own reward. Theres a pleasure in doing good which sufficiently pays itself.
Sir John Vanbrugh   Category: Vice

A diplomat is a man who always remembers a womans birthday but never remembers her age.
Robert Frost   Category: Age

When strangers start acting like neighbors communities are reinvigorated.
Ralph Nader   Category: Unsorted

A chapter of accidents.
Phillip Dormer Stanhope   Category: Accidents

Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Liberty

An artist cannot fail; it is a success to be one.
Charles Horton Cooley   Category: Art

The end of science is not to prove a theory But to improve mankind.
Manly P Hall   Category: Unsorted

With God in the Joy of Beauty and Youth
Barbara LaMarr   Category: Unsorted

I look to the future because thats where Im going to spend the rest of my life.
George Burns   Category: Future

The pleasure of risk is in the control needed to ride it with assurance so that what appears dangerous to the outsider is to the participant simply a matter of intelligence skill intuition coordination in a word experience. Climbing in particular is a paradoxically intellectual pastime but with this difference: you have to think with your body. Every move has to be worked out in terms of effort balance and consequences. It is like playing chess with your body. If I make a mistake the consequences are immediate obvious embarrassing and possibly painful. For a brief period I am directly responsible for my actions. In that beautiful silent world of the mountains it seems to me worth a little risk.
A. Alvarez   Category: Risk

Much learning does not teach understanding.
Heraclitus   Category: Learn

The Promised Land always lies on the other side of a wilderness.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: Promise

Although the world is full of suffering it is full also of the overcoming of it.
Helen Adams Keller   Category: Pain

Fish for no compliments; they are generally caught in shallow water.
D. Smith   Category: Unsorted

The self-image is the key to human personality and human behavior. Change the self image and you change the personality and the behavior.
Maxwell Maltz   Category: Unsorted

For of all sad words of tongue or pen The saddest are these: It might have been!
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Sad

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

That sir which serves and seeks for gain And follows but for form Will pack when it begins to rain And leave thee in the storm.
William Shakespeare   Category: Gains

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

Text of Sermon when Edward III ascended the throne 1 Feb. 1327. Walsingham Vox Populi vox Dei. The voice of the people the voice of God.
Archbishop Walter Reynolds   Category: Unsorted

The best laid schemes o mice an' men Gang aft a-gley; An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain For promis'd joy.
Robert Burns   Category: Disappointment

Reasonable orders are easy enough to obey; it is capricious bureaucratic or plain idiotic demands that form the habit of discipline.
Barbara Tuchman   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

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

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

A college should feel alarmed rather than pleased if it graduates nothing but good citizens. For when the body politic is composed of nothing but submissive individuals half of its health and all of its vigor have disappeared.
George Boas   Category: Unsorted

I had a feeling once about Mathematics that I saw it all. Depth beyond depth was revealed to me the Byss and Abyss. I saw as one might see the transit of Venus or even the Lord Mayors Show a quantity passing through infinity and changing its sign from plus to minus. I saw exactly why it happened and why the tergiversation was inevitable but it was after dinner and I let it go.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Mathematics

DAWN n. The time when men of reason go to bed.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Bed

Death and taxes and childbirth. Theres never any convenient time for any of them.
Margaret Mitchell   Category: Life

In the lexicon of youth which Fate reserves For a bright manhood there is no such word As fail !
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Youth


Elton Trueblood   Category: Christianity

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

I can promise you that the spirit is a whole lot more anxious to help you than you are to be helped.
S. Dilworth Young   Category: Unsorted

Everybody knows blue Monday. Sometimes we see red. Black looks are disconcerting. Often the weak hearted show the white feather or a yellow streak. And that dark brown taste is not unknown. But if you want to keep in the pink of mental condition you mustnt let disturbing riots of color mess up your environment.
H. E. Townsend   Category: Unsorted

The improvement of the understanding is for two ends: first for our own increase of knowledge; secondly to enable us to deliver and make out that knowledge to others.
John Locke   Category: Knowledge

It is easier to suppress the first desire than to satisfy all that follow it.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Desire

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

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

When its breezy hit it easy.
Davis Love Jr.   Category: Golf

O God! that men should put an enemy in their mouths to steal away their brains; that we should with joy pleasance revel and applause transform ourselves into beasts.
William Shakespeare   Category: Alcohol

In wartime truth is so precious that she should always be attended by a bodyguard of lies.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Lever

To be surprised to wonder is to begin to understand.
Jose Ortega y Gasset   Category: Intellectual

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

You worry too much about what goes into your mouth and not enough about what comes out of it.
Leah Chase   Category: Unsorted

Anybody who wants the presidency so much that hell spend two years organizing and campaigning for it is not to be trusted with the office.
David Broder   Category: Campaign

The characteristic of the present age is craving credulity.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Credulity

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

Fear and hope are alike underneath.
Richard Ford   Category: Alike

And how am I to face the odds Of mans bedevilment and Gods? I a stranger and afraid In a world I never made.
Alfred Edward Housman   Category: Life

Never confuse motion with action.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Action

You are apprehensive of monarchy; I of aristocracy. I would therefore have given more power to the President and less to the Senate.
John Adams   Category: Government

While I take inspiration from the past like most Americans I live for the future.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Past

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

When a man begins to understand himself he begins to live. When he begins to live he begins to understand his fellow men.
Noruin G. McGranahan   Category: Reasonable

It was completely fruitless to quarrel with the world whereas the quarrel with oneself was occasionally fruitful and always she had to admit interesting.
May Sarton   Category: Interest

My father taught me to work; he did not teach me to love it.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Father

The beating of my own heart Was all the sound I heard.
Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton)   Category: Unsorted

Society in every state is a blessing but government even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one.
Thomas Paine   Category: Government

You may gain temporary appeasement by a policy of concession to violence but you do not gain lasting peace that way.
Sir Anthony Eden   Category: Unsorted

A single death is a tragedy a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin   Category: Death

Children are the anchors that hold a mother to life.
Sophocles   Category: Children

Affection can withstand very severe storms of vigor but not a long polar frost of indifference.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Affection

Light as a feather.
Proverb   Category: Light

Nonsense is an assertion of mans spiritual freedom in spite of all the oppressions of circumstance.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Assert

I have no sceptre but I have a pen.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Friendship

As the Sandwich Islander believes that the strength and valor of the enemy he kills passes into himself so we gain the strength of the temptation we resist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Temptation

The want of money is the root of all evil.
Samuel Butler   Category: Money

I thought he was a young man of promise; but it appears he was a young man of promises.
Arthur James Lord Balfour   Category: Unsorted

I don't mind what language an opera is sung in so long as it is a language I don't understand.
Sir Edward Appleton   Category: Opera

We don't care. We don't have to. Were the phone company.
Lilly Tomlin   Category: Care

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
Douglas Noel Adams   Category: Procrastination

Next to temperance a quiet conscience a cheerful mind and active habits I place early rising as a means of health and happiness.
Flint   Category: Unsorted

There is no medicine like hope no incentive so great and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Expectation

[T]hough we must hold to our faith in the evolution of species there is little evidence as to how it has come about and no clear proof that the process is continuing in any considerable degree at the present time.
William Bateson   Category: Unsorted

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

The march of invention has clothed mankind with powers of which a century ago the boldest imagination could not have dreamt.
Henry George   Category: Invention

When anger rushes unrestrained to action like a hot steed it stumbles in its way.
Richard Savage   Category: Anger

Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair but manifestations of strength and resolutions.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Kindness

Before this time tomorrow I shall have gained a peerage or Westminster Abbey.
Viscount Horatio Nelson   Category: Unsorted

All we ask is to be let alone.
Jefferson Davis   Category: Unsorted

Conscience is but a word that cowards use Devised at first to keep the strong in awe.
William Shakespeare   Category: Awe

Giving power and money to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys
Allen W. Sherzer   Category: Alcohol

Seeing much suffering much and studying much are the three pillars of learning.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Learn

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he's finished.
Zsa Zsa Gabor   Category: Love

The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt head in the sun heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body but the soul. Share the botanical bliss of gardeners through the ages who have cultivated philosophies to apply to their own – and our own – lives: Show me your garden and I shall tell you what you are.
Alfred Austin   Category: Garden

Few persons have sufficient wisdom to prefer censure which is useful to praise which deceives them.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Crisis

Verse softens toil however rude the sound; She feel no biting pang the while she sings; Nor as she turns the giddy wheel around Revolves the sad vicissitude of things.
Reverend Richard Gifford   Category: Unsorted

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

To be matter of fact about the world is to blunder into fantasy and dull fantasy at that as the real world is strange and wonderful.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Fantasy

God in his wisdom created these places And made them accessible to those of all races Rare visions of beauty and fragrant perfume Distributed freely for all to consume. While Enjoying Nature confessions and pardons Sincerely flow forth as love grows in Gods Gardens
Catherine M. Prostak   Category: Garden

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

Religion has done love a great service by making it a sin.
Anatole France   Category: Sin

When people tell you how young you look they are also telling you how old you are.
Cary Grant   Category: Holiday

In the end we retain from our studies only that which we practically apply.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Study

I am not ambitious to appear a man of letters: I could be content the world should think I had scarce looked upon any other book than that of nature.
Robert Boyle   Category: Unsorted

By the time a man realizes that maybe his father was right he usually has a son who thinks hes wrong.
Charles Wadworth   Category: Children

The hardest people to convince they are at retirement age are children at bedtime.
Shannon Fife   Category: Children

There is less in this than meets the eye.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Appearance

I don't care what anybody says about me as long as it isnt true.
Truman Capote   Category: Me

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

In the mountains the shortest way is from peak to peak: but for that one must have long legs. Aphorisms should be peaks.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Aphorism

No law or ordinance is mightier than understanding.
Plato   Category: Understand

Ask her to wait a moment - I am almost done.
Carl Friedrich Gauss   Category: Wait

He who purposely cheats his friend would cheat his God.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Cheating

A good character is in all cases the fruit of personal exertion. It is not inherited from parents; it is not created by external advantages; it is no necessary appendage of birth wealth talents or station; but it is the result of ones own endeavorsthe fruit and reward of good principles manifested in a course of virtuous and honorable action.
J. Hawes   Category: Character

On one of those rare occasions when Bach appraised his own life's work he remarked: I worked hard.
Johann Sebastian Bach   Category: Unsorted

When we deal with the name and reputation of another we deal with something sacred in the sight of the Lord.
Cree-L Kofford   Category: Unsorted

Where law ends there tyranny begins.
William Pitt   Category: Law

Each thing we see hides something else we want to see.
Rene Magritte   Category: Unsorted

Materialism which gives priority to material needs and objects is obviously the opposite of spirituality
Dallin H. Oaks   Category: Materialism

His honour rooted in dishonour stood And faith unfaithful kept him falsely true.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Honor

Whoever cares to learn will always find a teacher.
Proverb   Category: Learn

No one ever reached the worst of a vice at one leap.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Vice

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

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

A hundred men may make an encampment but it takes a woman to make a home.
Proverb   Category: Camp

One day in the middle of an important examination in high school the point of my lead pencil broke. In those days we used pocket knives to sharpen our pencils. I had forgotten my penknife and turned to ask a neighbor for his. The teacher saw this; he accused me of cheating. When I tried to explain he gave me a tongue-lashing for lying; worse he forbade me to play on the basketball team in the upcoming game. I could see that the more I protested the angrier he seemed to become. But again and again I stubbornly told what had happened. Even when the coach pleaded my cause the teacher refused to budge. The disgrace was almost more than I could bear. Then just minutes before the game he had a change of heart and I was permitted to play. But there was no joy in it. We lost the game; and though that hurt by far the deeper pain was being branded a cheat and a liar. Looking back. I know that lesson was God-sent. Character is shaped in just such crucibles. My parents believed me: they were understanding and encouraging. Supported by them and a clear conscience I began to realize that when you are at peace with your Maker you can if not ignore human criticism at least rise above it. And I learned something else - the importance of avoiding even the appearance of evil. Though I was innocent circumstance made me look guilty. Since this could so easily be true in many of lifes situations I made a resolution to keep even the appearance of my actions above question as far as possible. And it struck me too that if this injustice happened to me it could happen to others and I must not judge their actions simply on appearances.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Appearance

Economics is war pursued by other means.
Raymond F. DeVoe Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is so admirable in politics as a short memory.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Nothing

PYRRHONISM n. An ancient philosophy named for its inventor. It consisted of an absolute disbelief in everything but Pyrrhonism. Its modern professors have added that.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Everything

Intelligence in diapers is invisible. And when it matures out the window it flies. We have to pounce on it earlier.
Stanislaw J. Lec   Category: Unsorted

Old gardeners never die. They just spade away and then throw in the trowel.
Herbert V. Prochnow   Category: Computer

The prospect of a long day at the beach makes me panic. There is no harder work I can think of than taking myself off to somewhere pleasant where I am forced to stay for hours and have fun
Phillip Lopate   Category: Leisure

The curtain is lifting. We can have triumph or tragedy for we are the playwrights the actors and the audience.
John Macauley   Category: Unsorted

This is the first nation that organized government on the basis of universal liberty with a free Church and a free State. This meant much at the time; it means much now and will continue to be the beacon of light and guidance for ourselves and of other nations. All that is good and practical and wise in the new developments can best be worked out under our form of government without destroying any of the basic principles upon which it rests.
Oscar S. Straus   Category: Unsorted

Theres no present. Theres only the immediate future and the recent past.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Present

Actions lie louder than words.
Carolyn Wells   Category: Action

A taste for irony has kept more hearts from breaking than a sense of humor for it takes irony to appreciate the joke which is on oneself.
Jassamyn West   Category: Irony

Action and reaction ebb and flow trial and error change this is the rhythm of living. Out of our overconfidence fear; out of our fear clearer vision fresh hope. And out of hope progress.
Bruce Barton   Category: Life

Many of us spend half of our time wishing for things we could have if we didnt spend half of our time wishing.
Unknown   Category: Wish

Money has little value to its possessor unless it also has value to others.
Leland Stanford   Category: Unsorted

When a woman weeps she is setting traps with her tears. Struit insidias lacrimis cum femina plorat
Dionysius Cato   Category: Unsorted

I was merely the first of a string the length of a carpet snake...She had more love affairs than Lady Lucifer.
Jack Hibberd   Category: Unsorted

Vows made in storms are forgot in calms.
Unknown   Category: Calm

Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions they pass no criticisms.
George Eliot   Category: Question

With me all is well Ego me bene habeo
Sextus Afranius Burrus   Category: Unsorted

[Occams Razor:] Entities must not be unnecessarily multiplied.
William of Occam (Ockham)   Category: Unsorted

In real love you want the other person's good. In romantic love you want the other person.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Love

It has been my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Vice

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

High expectations are the key to everything.
Samuel Moore Sam Walton   Category: Everything

Decide what you want decide what you are willing to exchange for it. Establish your priorities and go to work.
H. L. Hunt   Category: Decency

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

It is a paradox that every dictator has climbed to power on the ladder of free speech. Immediately on attaining power each dictator has suppressed all free speech except his own.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Dictators

Come in the evening or come in the morning; Come when youre looked for or come without warning.
Thomas Osborne Davis   Category: Welcome

I have observed that in comedy the best actor plays the part of the droll while some scrub rogue is made the hero or fine gentleman. So in this farce of life wise men pass their time in mirth whilst fools only are serious.
Henry St. John Bolingbroke   Category: Acquaintance

Whatever you want to do do it now. There are only so many tomorrows.
Brad Darrach   Category: Tomorrow

Unjust criticism is usually disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealously and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead log.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Crisis

It is not only fine feathers that make fine birds.
Aesop   Category: Clothes

I respect only those who resist me but I cannot tolerate them.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Respect

Love is much like a wild rose beautiful and calm but willing to draw blood in its defense.
Mark Overby   Category: Love

To see the earth as it truly is small and blue and beautiful in that eternal silence where it floats is to see riders on the earth together brothers on that bright loveliness in the eternal cold brothers who know now they are truly brothers.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: See

STILLBORN Still with milk my breasts Still with love my arms Still at night I rock Still so still my tears Still with pain my womb Still with God my child.
Elaine Christensen   Category: Epigrams

Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how its done theyve seen it done every day but theyre unable to do it themselves.
Brendan Behan   Category: Crisis

The fastest way to succeed is to look as if youre playing by somebody elses rules while quietly playing by your own.
Michael Konda   Category: Conformity

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

The fewer clear facts you have in support of an opinion the stronger your emotional attachment to that opinion.
Unknown   Category: Fact

Its a fine thing to rise above pride but you must have pride in order to do so.
Georges Bernanos   Category: Unsorted

As the family goes so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.
Pope John Paul II   Category: Family

Of all created things the source is one Simple single as love; remember The cell and seed of life the sphere That is of child white bird and small blue dragon-fly Green fern and the gold four-petalled tormentilla The ultimate memory. Each latent cell puts out a future Unfolds its differing complexity As a tree puts forth leaves and spins a fate Fern-traced bird feathered or fish-scaled.
Kathleen Raine   Category: Unsorted

We win half the battle when we make up our minds to take the world as we find it including the thorns.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: World

Suppose we loosely define a religion as any discipline whose foundations rest on an element of faith irrespective of any element of reason which may be present. Quantum mechanics for example would be a religion under this definition. But mathematics would hold the unique position of being the only branch of theology possessing a rigorous demonstration of the fact that it should be so classified.
F. De Sua   Category: Unsorted

Change is a measure of time and in the autumn time seems speeded up. What was is not and never again will be; what is is change.
Edwin Way Teale   Category: Unsorted

Im not confused Im just well mixed.
Robert Frost   Category: Confuse

Our lives improve only when we take chances and the first and most difficult risk we can take is to be honest with ourselves
Walter Anderson   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing which God cannot do.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Education

The art of pleasing consists in being pleased.
William Hazlitt   Category: Please

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

As a vessel is known by the sound whether it be cracked or not; so men are proved by their speeches whether they be wise or foolish.
Demosthenes   Category: Speak

I conceive that a knowledge of books is the basis on which all other knowledge rests.
George Washington   Category: Book

The moment you're born you're done for.
Enoch Arnold Bennett   Category: Birth

Women do not dress specifically for men or against other women. They dress for their subconscious.
Dr. Joyce Brothers   Category: Unsorted

There is no nonsense so arrant that it cannot be made the creed of the vast majority by adequate government action.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Creed

There I guess King George will be able to read that.
John Hancock   Category: Unsorted

Who can measure the influence of simple sacred words of testimony?
Susan L. Warner   Category: Unsorted

Among the attributes of God although they are all equal mercy shines with even more brilliancy than justice.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: God

Every man has a right to risk his own life for the preservation of it.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Risk

[Scientific enterprise] is usually conceived as being made up of four main kinds of interrelated activities: gathering data finding parsimonious descriptions of the data formulating explanatory theories and testing the theories. Sometimes the second category (description) and third (explanation) are merged. (note that they do not consider new data measuring devices among other things)
LangleySimonBradshaw and Zytkow   Category: Unsorted

All things come to him who waits even justice.
   Category: Patience

My eye is educated to discover anything on the ground as chestnuts etc. It is probably wholesomer to look at the ground much than at the heavens.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Discovery

The only inequalities that matter begin in the mind. It is not income levels but differences in mental equipment that keep people apart breed feelings of inferiority.
Jacquetta Hawkes   Category: Unsorted

Love is an act of endless forgiveness a tender look which becomes a habit.
Peter Ustinov   Category: Forgive

It is a very sobering feeling to be up in space and realize that ones safety factor was determined by the lowest bidder on agovernment contract.
Alan Shepherd   Category: Safety

Faith is a passionate intuition.
William Wordsworth   Category: Faith

MOUTH n. In man the gateway to the soul; in woman the outlet of the heart.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Soul

Happiness is a conscious choice not an automatic response.
Mildred Barthel   Category: Choice

All the fame you should look for in life is to have lived it quietly.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: False

When you come to a fork in the road take it.
Yogi Berra   Category: Road

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

We must indeed all hang together or most assuredly we shall all hang separately.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Hanging

It is possible to fly without motors but not without knowledge and skill.
Wilbur Wright   Category: Fly

The success and ultimately the survival of every business large or small depends in the last analysis on its ability to develop people. This ability is not measured by any of our conventional yardsticks of economic success; yet is the final measurement.
Peter F. Drucker   Category: Business

Aggressiveness is the principal guarantor of survival.
Robert Ardrey   Category: Unsorted

Neither great poverty nor great riches will hear reason.
Henry Fielding   Category: Potential

I would rather fail in a cause that will ultimately triumph than triumph in a cause that will ultimately fail.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Defeat

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
Anton Pavlovich Chekov   Category: Diamond

But thy eternal summer shall not fade.
William Shakespeare   Category: Summer

If thou wilt be observant and vigilant thou wilt see at every moment the response to thy action. Be observant if thou wouldst have a pure heart for something is born to thee in consequence of every action.
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi   Category: Action

To succeed in business it is necessary to make others see things as you see them.
John H. Patterson   Category: Business

It is not necessary for all men to be great in action. The greatest and sublimest power is often simple patience.
Horace Bushnell   Category: Patience

Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude ... but delight to be alone and single with Omnipresency....
Sir Thomas Browne   Category: Alone

Between eigtheen and twenty life is like an exchange where one buys stocks not with money but with actions. Most men buy nothing.
Andre Malraux   Category: Life

Life is a tragedy for those who feel but a comedy to those who think.
Horace Walpole   Category: Comedy

Respect is love in plain clothes.
Frankie Byrne   Category: Love

The little gnomes of Zurich.
Harold Wilson   Category: Unsorted

I would say to bishops and to all men in authority we should have an interest in carrying on this work. We should labor to get the Spirit of God. It is our right our privilege and our duty to call upon the Lord that the vision of our mind may be opened so that we may see and understand the day and age in which we are living. It is your privilege and mine too to know the mind and will of the Lord concerning our duties and if we fail to seek after this we neglect to magnify our calling.
Wilford Woodruff   Category: Unsorted

Always at it wins the day.
Thomas E. Watson   Category: Unsorted

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

Aggression unopposed becomes a contagious disease.
Jimmy Carter   Category: War

Im struck by the insidious computer-driven tendency to take things out of the domain of muscular activity and put them into the domain of mental activity.
Brian Eno   Category: Computer

All that a spectator gets out of the game is fresh air the comical articles in his program the sight of twenty-two young men rushing about in mysterious formations and whatever he brought in his flask.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: Unsorted

LEXICOGRAPHER n. A pestilent fellow who under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the development of a language does what he can to arrest its growth stiffen its flexibility and mechanize its methods.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Dictionary

The military don't start wars. Politicians start wars.
General William C. Westmoreland   Category: Politics

If you really want to hear about it the first thing youll probably want to know is where I was born and what my lousy childhood was like and how my parents were occupied and all before they had me and all that David Copperfield kind of crap but I don't feel like going into it if you want to know the truth.
J.D. Salinger   Category: Born

Reason transformed into prejudice is the worst form of prejudice because reason is the only instrument for liberation from prejudice.
Allan Bloom   Category: Prejudice

Few things are more bitter than to feel bitter.
Charles Buxton   Category: Unsorted

England with all thy faults I love thee still My country!
William Cowper   Category: Engineer

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

If you don't have time to do it right you must have time to do it over.
Proverb   Category: Money

They say God is everywhere and yet we always think of Him as somewhat of a recluse.
Emily Dickinson   Category: God

I always think of what my wife says If the answer is Labor it must have been a very foolish question.
Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him. But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor. Then all goes well he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Care

Don't say you don't have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.
H. Jackson Brown Jr.   Category: Time

The child was diseased at birth stricken with a hereditary ill that only the most vital men are able to shake off. I mean poverty the most deadly and prevalent of all diseases.
   Category: Disease

I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious moodsex and the dead.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Death

The road to success is filled with women pushing their husbands along.
Lord Thomas Robert Dewar   Category: Husband

One sees great things from the valley only small things from the peak.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: See

To know how to say what other people only think is what makes poets and sages; and to dare to say what others only dare to think makes men martyrs or reformers.
Elizabeth Rundle Charles   Category: Unsorted

Rather than love than money than fame give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Action

Those who do not find time for exercise will have to find time for illness.
Proverb   Category: Exercise

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

If nations could overcome the mutual fear and distrust whose sombre shadow is now thrown over the world and could meet with confidence and good will to settle their possible differences they would easily be able to establish a lasting peace.
Fridjof Nansen   Category: Unsorted

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 always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.
Tammy Faye Bakker   Category: Shop

Its only when the tide goes out that you learn who has been swimming naked.
Warren Buffett   Category: End

God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Provide

There is however a limit at which forbearance ceases to be a virtue.
Edmund Burke   Category: Virtue

The war of words is done; The red-lipped cannon speak; The battle has begun. The web your speeches spun Tears and blood shall streak; The war of words is done. Smoke enshrouds the sun; Earth staggers at the shriek Of battle new begun. Poltroons and braggarts run: Woe to the poor the meek! The war of words is done. And hope not now to shun The doom that dogs the weak Thunders every gun; Victory must be won. When the red-lipped cannon speak The war of words is done The slaughter has begun.
John Davidson   Category: Unsorted

An ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Loyalty

Our main business is not to see what lies dimly in the distance but to do what lies clearly at hand.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Action

Patriotism is in political life what faith is in religion.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Unsorted

We have heard from so many college professors that I think Im going to ask if we can get college credit for attending seminars.
Henry Hyde   Category: Unsorted

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

Power is so characteristically calm that calmness in itself has the aspect of power.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Power

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

Any sort of pretension induces mediocrity in art and life alike.
Margot Fonteyn   Category: Art

Without lies humanity would perish of despair and boredom.
Anatole France   Category: Lever

A man should keep his little brain attic stocked with all the furniture that he is likely to use and the rest he can put away in the lumber-room of his library where he can get it if he wants it.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Knowledge

Women have served all these centuries as looking-glasses possessing the magic and delicious power of reflecting the figure of man at twice its natural size.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Woe

Theres a fine line between participation and mockery.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Genius

Every great scientific truth goes through three stages: First people say it conflicts with the Bible. Next they say it had been discovered before. Lastly they say they always believed it.
Jean Louis Agassiz   Category: Acceptance

He that would make his own liberty secure must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.
Thomas Paine   Category: Liberty

Simply by not owning three medium-sized castles in Tuscany I have saved enough money in the last forty years on insurance premiums alone to buy a medium-sized castle in Tuscany.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe   Category: Unsorted

The future belongs to those who prepare for it today.
Malcolm X   Category: Future

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

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

During a period when he was slicing all his shots: If I grew tomatoes theyd come up sliced.
Miller Barber   Category: Unsorted

Good communication is as stimulating as black coffee and just as hard to sleep after.
Ann Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Coffee

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
François Auguste Rene Rodin   Category: Experience

One very important ingredient of success is a good wide-awake persistent tireless enemy.
Frank B. Shutts   Category: Endure

A great war leaves the country with three armies: An army of cripples an army of mourners and an army of thieves.
Unknown   Category: Army

The maxim of the British people is Business as usual.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Engineer

The best part of married life is the fights. The rest is merely so-so.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Unsorted

When you come to the edge of all the light you know and are about to step off into the darkness of the unknown faith is knowing one of two things will happen: There will be something solid to stand on or you will be taught how to fly.
Bar Lajeunesse   Category: Fly

He who can does. He who cannot teaches.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Teach

Quoting Thucydides: The contact with manners then is education; and this Thucydides appears to assert when he says history is philosophy learned from examples.
Dionysius of Halicarnassus   Category: Unsorted

Touch the earth love the earth honour the earth her plains her valleys her hills and her seas; rest your spirit in her solitary places.
Henry Beston   Category: Unsorted

It is said that the world is run by those willing to sit until the end of meetings.
Hugh Park   Category: Unsorted

What is the worst of woes that wait on age? What stamps the wrinkle deeper on the brow? To view each loved one blotted from lifes page And be alone on earth as I am now.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Death

Forewarned forearmed; to be prepared is half the victory.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Prepare

If it takes a lot of words to say what you have in mind give it more thought.
Dennis Roch   Category: Thief

Probably the most neglected friend you have is you
Unknown   Category: You

There is nothing so absurd (or ridiculous) but some philosopher has said it.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Absurd

I know of no more encouraging fact than the ability of a man to elevate his life by conscious endeavor.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Ability

Whose cruel idea was it for the word lisp to have an s in it?
Steven Wright   Category: Word

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

We saw the strong trees struggle and their plumes do down The poplar bend and whip back till it split to fall The elm tear up at the root and topple like a crown The pine crack at the base - we had to watch them all. The ash the lovely cedar. We had to watch them fall. They went so softly under the loud flails of air Before that fury they went down like feathers With all the hundred springs that flowered in their hair and all the years endured in all the weathers - To fall as if they were nothing as if they were feathers.
May Sarton   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

Ah well then I suppose I shall have to die beyond my means.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Last

A hammer sometimes misses its mark a bouquet never.
Monta Crane   Category: Unsorted

Drink to me only with thine eyes And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And Ill not look for wine.
Ben Jonson   Category: Kissing

Nothing is more responsible for the good old days than a bad memory.
Franklin Pierce Adams   Category: Memory

Congress our leaders voted against a proposal to have a national seven day waiting period to buy a gun. I don't want to sound like a Quaker but when you think about it is a week a long time to wait? To see if a former mental patient is qualified to own an Uzi? Con one will ya Congress? It takes three weeks to get a phone!
Jimmy Tingle   Category: Unsorted

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

Solvency is entirely a matter of temperament and not of income.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Easy

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

Still others make gardens because it is part of a full life. To live happily they must invest their hours and aspirations in the activities of another world. And they draw the interest of delight and refreshment according to the measure of their investment. These are usually quaint folk other-worldly in their manner but capable of comprehending the idiosyncrasies of Nature as she displays them in a tree and bush and passing season across the skyline and in the infinite zenith. These moreover are the successful gardeners.
Richardson Wright   Category: Unsorted

Isnt it interesting that the same people who laugh at science fiction listen to weather forecasts and economists?
Kelvin Throop III   Category: Unsorted

Language is the light of the mind.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Language

I find that absence still increases love.To C. C.
Charles Hopkins   Category: Unsorted

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

Americans detest all lies except lies spoken in public or printed lies.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Lever

Live as you would have wished to live when you are dying.
Christian Furchtegott Gellert   Category: Live

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

Its better to lead with your dreams than to be pushed by your problems.
John T. Dornbach   Category: Unsorted

Some folks rail against other folks because other folks have what some folks would be glad of.
Henry Fielding   Category: Others

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

If I shall sell both my forenoons and afternoons to society as most appear to do Im sure that for me there would be nothing left worth living for.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Labor

There is no such thing as talent. There is pressure.
Alfred Adler   Category: Immorality

The Naked Ape - i.e. Homo Sapiens.
Desmond Morris   Category: Unsorted

It is unbecoming for young men to utter maxims.
Aristotle   Category: Epigrams

When a man assumes a public trust he should consider himself as public property.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Leadership

Most rock journalism is people who cant write interviewing people who cant talk for people who cant read.
Frank Zappa   Category: Journalism

God is really only another artist. He invented the giraffe the elephant and the ant. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Art

Religion is the fashionable substitute for belief.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Religion

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.
Lillian Hellman   Category: Cynic

CAT n. A soft indestructible automaton provided by nature to be kicked when things go wrong in the domestic circle.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Cat

I have no faith in political arithmetic.
Adam Smith   Category: Perfection

In words are seen the state of mind and character and disposition of the speaker.
Plutarch   Category: Word

So softly death succeeded life in her She did but dream of heaven and she was there.
John Dryden   Category: Death

A man is like a fraction whose numerator is what he is and whose denominator is what he thinks of himself. The larger the denominator the smaller the fraction.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Mathematics

The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Measure

The survival of the fittest.
Herbert Spencer   Category: Evolution

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

Self-repect The secure feeling that no one as yet is suspicious.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Self

If youre in a bad situation don't worry itll change. If youre in a good situation don't worry itll change.
John A. Simone Sr.   Category: Change

Perfection - Nothing more than a complete adaptation to the environment; but the environment is constantly changing so perfection can never be more than transitory.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Perfection

I think we are drawn to dogs because they are the uninhibited creatures we might be if we werent certain we knew better.
George Bird Evans   Category: Dog

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

Solutions are not the answer.
Richard Milhouse Nixon   Category: Solution

Our life is what our thoughts make it. A man will find that as he alters his thoughts toward things and other people things and other people will alter towards him.
James Allen   Category: Life

In a nation ruled by swine all pigs are upwardly mobile.
Hunter S. Thompson   Category: Nation

How You Gonna Keep Em Down on the Farm After Theyve Seen Paree?
Sam M. Lewis   Category: Travel

Since I was born I had assumed that the world ran on very simple lines like a larger version of our church. Now I was finding that even the church was sometimes confused. This was a problem. But not one I chose to deal with for many years more. The problem there and then was what was going to happen to me. The Victoria Hospital was big and frightening and I couldnt even sing to any effect because I couldnt hear what I was singing. There was nothing to read except some dental notices and an instruction leaflet for the X-ray machine. I tried to build an igloo out of the orange peel but it kept falling down and even when I stood up I didnt have an Eskimo to put in it so I had to invent a story about How Eskimo Got Eaten which made me even more miserable. Its always the same with diversions; you get involved.
Jeanette Winterson   Category: X-Ray

When led of the Spirit the child of God must be as ready to wait as to go as prepared to be silent as to speak.
Lewis Sperry Chafer   Category: Unsorted

Our cause is just. Our union is perfect.
John Dickinson   Category: Union

Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
Charles Reade   Category: Beauty

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

If you fear making anyone mad then you ultimately probe for the lowest common denominator of human achievement.
Jimmy Carter   Category: Anger

Cherish your visions; cherish your ideals; cherish the music that stirs in your heart the beauty that forms in your mind the loveliness that drapes your purest thoughts for out of them will grow delightful conditions all heavenly environment; of these if you but remain true to them your world will at last be built.
James Allen   Category: Vision

Whatever is done without ostentation and without the people being witnesses of it is in my opinion most praiseworthy: not that the public eye should be entirely avoided for good actions desire to be placed in the light; but notwithstanding this the greatest theater for virtue is conscience.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Conscience

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create nurture and transform. A woman knows that nothing can come to fruition without light. Let us call upon womans voice and womans heart to guide us in this age of planetary transformation.
Diane Mariechild   Category: Woe

In 1963 when I assigned the name quark to the fundamental constituents of the nucleon I had the sound first without the spelling which could have been kwork. Then in one of my occasional perusals of Finnegans Wake by James Joyce I came across t
Murray Gell-Mann   Category: Unsorted

Honor is like an island rugged and without shores; we can never re-enter it once we are on the outside.
Nicholas Boileau   Category: Honor

You can lead a car to a highway but you cant make it think.
Unknown   Category: Prostitution

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

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

In science the credit goes to the man who convinces the world not to the man to whom the idea first occurs.
William Osler   Category: Science

I wonder if other dogs think poodles are members of a weird religious cult.
Rita Rudner   Category: Dog

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

‘Tis not the dying for a faith that's so hard Master Harryevery man of every nation has done that'tis the living up to it that is difficult.
William Makepeace Thackeray   Category: Faith

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

My task is really not to change myself but to become familiar with who I am.
Maureen Cook   Category: Unsorted

The penalty of success is to be bored by people who used to snub you.
Nancy Astor   Category: Success

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

How do I know what I think until I see what I say?
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Expectation

Treason doth never prosper: what's the reason? For if it prosper none dare call it treason.
Sir John Harington   Category: Hate

Men in general are too material and do not make enough human contacts. If we search for the fundamentals which actually motivate us we will find that they come under four headings: love money adventure and religion. It is to some of them that we always owe that big urge which pushes us onward. Men who crush these impulses and settle down to everyday routine are bound to sink into mediocrity. No man is a complete unit of himself; he needs the contact the stimulus and the driving power which is generated by his contact with other men their ideas and constantly changing scenes.
Edward S. Jordan   Category: Communicate

Whenever man commits a crime heaven finds a witness.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Crime

Globalization as defined by rich people like us is a very nice thing... you are talking about the Internet you are talking about cell phones you are talking about computers. This doesnt affect two-thirds of the people of the world.
Jimmy Carter   Category: World

A garden is a lovesome thing God wot!
T.E. Brown   Category: Garden

Men make history and not the other way around. In periods where there is no leadership society stands still. Progress occurs when courageous skillful leaders seize the opportunity to change things for the better.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Change

The cook was a good cook as cooks go; and as cooks go she went.
Saki   Category: Cook

Politics are a lousy way for a free man to get things done. Politics are like Gods infinite mercy a last resort.
   Category: Politics

Practice non-action. Work without doing.
Lao Tzu   Category: Work

A fool and his money be soon at debate.
Thomas Tusser   Category: Fool

The only aspect of our travels that is interesting to others is disaster.
Martha Gellman   Category: Unsorted

LIMB n. The branch of a tree or the leg of an American woman.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Tree

Delay is the deadliest form of denial.
C. Northcote Parkinson   Category: Delay

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

Considering the flames and intolerance shouldnt USENET be spelled ABUSENET?
Michael Meissner   Category: Computer

If anything is sacred the human body is sacred.
Walt Whitman   Category: Body

Writers will happen in the best of families.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Accidents

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

As well expect Nature to answer to your human values as to come into your house and sit in a chair.
Henry Beston   Category: Nature

Yesterday is not ours to recover but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson   Category: Future

In lapidary inscriptions a man is not upon oath.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Monument

Ask me no questions and I ll tell you no fibs.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Lever

I still prefer a good juggler to a bad Hamlet.
Charles B. Cochran   Category: Unsorted

You can never do merely one thing. The law applies to any action that changes something in a complex system. The point is that an action taken to alleviate a problem will trigger several effects some of which may offset or even negate the one intended.
Garrett Hardin   Category: Do

It's not the maker of the sword but the courage and skill of the swordsman that wins the day.
Robert M. Irwin   Category: Unsorted

Remorse is the echo of a lost virtue.
Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Remember

My people and I have come to an agreement which satisfies us both. They are to do what they please and I am to do what I please.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Unsorted

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

On the Yale prom: If all the girls attending it were laid end to end I wouldnt be at all surprised.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Girl

I hope I have a little talent but a lot of it was luck. I went through setbacks. People said I looked too young people said I wasnt good nobody said Come here baby were going to make you a star. Early on when Id say Can I do some anchoring? people would look at me like I was crazy.
Katie Couric   Category: Unsorted

Business is really more agreeable than pleasure: it interests the whole mind ... but it does not look as if it did.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Business

I want to lie shipwrecked and comatose Drinking fresh mango juice. Goldfish shoals nibbling at my toes. Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun. Fun fun fun in the sun sun sun.
Red Dwarf   Category: Unsorted

Birth is the beginning of death.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Birth

The whole of life lies in the verb seeing.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin   Category: Unsorted

I hate careless flattery the kind that exhausts you in your efforts to believe it.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Belief

The ultimate goal should bedoing your best and enjoying it.
Peggy Fleming   Category: Best

Nature! We are enveloped and embraced by her incapable of emerging from her and incapable of entering her more deeply. Unbidden and unwarned she receives us into the circuits of her dance drifting onward with us herself until we grow tired and drop from her arms.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Nature

Everywhere is nowhere. When a person spends all his time in foreign travel he ends by having many acquaintances but no friends.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Travel

I am willing to love all mankind except an American.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Ambition

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

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

The only winner in the War of 1812 was Tchaikovsky.
Solomon Short   Category: War

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

The best translation is not that which is most like the original but that which is most different from it.
Gamaliel Bradford   Category: Unsorted

A character standard is far more important than even a gold standard. The success of all economic systems is still dependent upon both righteous leaders and righteous people. In the last analysis our national future depends upon our national character that is whether it is spiritually or materially minded.
Roger Ward Babson   Category: Unsorted

The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind but not weak; be bold but not bully; be thoughtful but not lazy; be humble but not timid; be proud but not arrogant; have humor but without folly.
Jim Rohn   Category: Humor

The meeting of preparation with opportunity generates the offspring we call luck.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Luck

A sound mind in a sound body is a short but full description of a happy state in this world.
John Locke   Category: Health

There are two good things in life - freedom of thought and freedom of action.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Freedom

Maidens like moths are ever caught by glare And Mammon wins his way where seraphs might despair.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Maid

The history of liberty is the history of the limitation of governmental power not the increase of it. When we resist ... concentration of power we are resisting the powers of death because concentration of power is what always precedes the destruction of human liberties.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: History

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

The Mathematical Intelligencer vol. 5 no. 3 1983.
Nicholas P. Goodman   Category: Unsorted

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

Do the best you can in every task no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom.
   Category: Problem

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time ... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.
Leo F. Buscaglia   Category: Death

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

By three methods we may learn wisdom: First by reflection which is noblest; Second by imitation which is easiest; and Third by experience which is the bitterest.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Experience

How happy the lot of the mathematician. He is judged solely by his peers and the standard is so high that no colleague or rival can ever win a reputation he does not deserve.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Mathematics

There is no shame in not knowing; the shame lies in not finding out.
Proverb   Category: Find

Thus when a barber and a collier fight The barber beats the luckless collierwhite; The dusty collier heaves his ponderous sack And big with vengeance beats the barberblack. In comes the brick-dust man with grime oerspread And beats the collier and the barberred: Black red and white in various clouds are tost And in the dust they raise the combatants are lost.
Christopher Smart   Category: Unsorted

Success is more a function of consistent common sense than it is of genius.
An Wang   Category: Common

The art of living deliberately is the art of examining this vast storehouse of beliefs dropping the out-moded ones consciously choosing those that serve your goals and carefully crafting new ones in greatest alignment with your desires.
Richard Bishop   Category: Unsorted

Never wrestle with a pig. You get dirty and besides the pig likes it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Dirt

What a pity is it That we can die but once to save our country!
Joseph Addison   Category: Country

Greatly his foes he dreads but more his friends; He hurts me most who lavishly commends.
Charles Churchill   Category: Unsorted

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

In composing as a general rule run your pen through every other word you have written; you have no idea what vigor it will give your style.
Sydney Smith   Category: Pen

SEINE n. A kind of net for effecting an involuntary change of environment. For fish it is made strong and coarse but women are more easily taken with a singularly delicate fabric weighted with small cut stones.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Change

He trudgd along unknowing what he sought And whistled as he went for want of thought.
John Dryden   Category: Whistle

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

How could such sweet and wholesome hours Be reckoned but with herbs and flowers?
Andrew Marvel   Category: Unsorted

I am devilishly afraid that's certain; but ... I'll sing that I may seem valiant.
John Dryden   Category: Afraid

Everyone needs a warm personal enemy or two to keep him free of rust in the movable parts of his mind.
Gene Fowler   Category: Endure

Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
Will Rogers   Category: Flattery

PHONOGRAPH n. An irritating toy that restores life to dead noises.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Noise

Nothing lasts forever not even your troubles.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Trouble

Ignorance is not bliss it is oblivion.
Philip Wylie   Category: If

He who dares nothing need hope for nothing.
Proverb   Category: Adventure

Sometimes I'm so clear I realize how great my confusion is.
D. H.   Category: Unsorted

FLOP v. Suddenly to change ones opinions and go over to another party. The most notable flop on record was that of Saul of Tarsus who has been severely criticised as a turn-coat by some of our partisan journals.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Opinion

The mathematical life of a mathematician is short. Work rarely improves after the age of twenty-five or thirty. If little has been accomplished by then little will ever be accomplished.
Alfred Adler   Category: Mathematics

Men fear thought as they fear nothing else on earth more than ruin more even than death.... Thought is subversive and revolutionary destructive and terrible thought is merciless to privilege established institutions and comfortable habit. Thought looks into the pit of hell and is not afraid. Thought is great and swift and free the light of the world and the chief glory of man.
William Hazlitt   Category: Afraid

Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: War

If one judges love by the majority of its effects it is more like hatred than like friendship.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Effect

There are many whos tongues might govern multitudes if they could govern their tongues.
Prentice   Category: Tongue

Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword.
Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton   Category: Gravity

Never tire yourself more than necessary even if you have to found a culture on the fatigue of your bones.
Antonin Artaud   Category: Unsorted

War loses a great deal of its romance after a soldier has seen his first battle.
John Singleton Mosby   Category: Unsorted

Although golf was originally restricted to wealthy overweight Protestants today it's open to anybody who owns hideous clothing.
Dave Barry   Category: Golf

Laugh and the world laughs with you snore and you sleep alone.
Anthony Burgess   Category: Laugh

Words are one of our chief means of adjusting to all the situations of life. The better control we have over words the more successful our adjustment is likely to be.
Bergen Evans   Category: Word

The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon   Category: Happiness

The best leaders are apt to be found among those executives who have a strong component of unorthodoxy in their character. Instead of resisting innovation they symbolize it.
David Ogilvy   Category: Leadership

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

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

I am the Love that dare not speak its name.
Lord Alfred Douglas   Category: Unsorted

The average healthy well-adjusted adult gets up at seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
Jean Kerr   Category: Morning

He is not a lover who does not love forever.
Euripides   Category: Evil

Live so that you can at least get the benefit of the doubt.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Behavior

Show me a man with both feet on the ground and Ill show you a man who cant put his pants on.
Arthur K. Watson   Category: Golf

The principle of give and take is the principle of diplomacy - give one and take ten.
Mark Twain   Category: Diploma

The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention.
Duguet   Category: Better

In great straits and when hope is small the boldest counsels are the safest.
Livy   Category: Book

Every action is measured by the depth of the sentiment from which it proceeds.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Action

Some who had received a liberal education at the Colleges of Unreason and taken the highest degrees in hypothetics which are their principal study.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Study

Wealth is the sinews of affairs. (business transactions)
Bion   Category: Wealth

A successful home is based on the love and helpfulness of children just as it is based on loving parents handling their responsibilities. Be eager to forgive when problems arise at home. Help with your younger brothers and sisters when needed. You are their hero.
Hugh W. Pinnock   Category: Unsorted

The sort of dependence that results from exchange i.e. from commercial transactions is a reciprocal dependence. We cannot be dependent upon a foreigner without his being dependent on us. Now this is what constitutes the very essence of society. To sever natural interrelations is not to make oneself independent but to isolate oneself completely.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Economy

A man is called selfish not for pursuing his own good But for neglecting the neighbors.
Richard Whately   Category: Neglect

The people voice is odd It is and it is not the voice of God.
Alexander Pope   Category: People

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

Suffering is the surest means of making us truthful to ourselves.
Jean Charles Sismondi   Category: Unsorted

We go in withering July To ply the hard incessant hoe; Panting beneath the brazen sky We sweat and grumble but we go.
Ruth Pitter   Category: Unsorted

Selfishness is the only real atheism; Aspiration unselfishness the only real religion.
Israel Zangwill   Category: Unsorted

Beyond a wholesome discipline be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees or the stars; you have a right to be here.
Unknown   Category: Gentle

Go as far as you can see and when you get there you will see farther.
Orison Swett Marden   Category: Get

A food is not necessarily essential just because your child hates it.
Katharine Whitehorn   Category: Children

Wealth is the parent of luxury and indolence and poverty of meanness and viciousness and both of discontent.
Plato   Category: Potential

When we are born we cry that we are come To this great stage of fools.
William Shakespeare   Category: Birth

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first to get into your subject then to get your subject into yourself and lastly to get your subject into your hearers.
Gregg   Category: Speak

I have had more trouble with myself than with any man I have ever met!
Dwight L. Moody   Category: Humanitarian

The scale of marital breakdowns in the West since 1960 has no historical precedent that I know of and seems unique ... There has been nothing like it for the last 2000 years and probably longer.
Lawrence Stone   Category: Unsorted

Stupid is a boundless concept.
Unknown   Category: Stupidity

To say nothing especially when speaking is half the art of diplomacy.
Will Durant   Category: Diploma

But whither am I strayed? I need not raise Trophies to thee from other mens dispraise; Nor is thy fame on lesser ruins built; Nor needs thy juster title the foul guilt Of Eastern kings who to secure their reign Must have their brothers sons and kindred slain.
Sir John Denham   Category: Unsorted

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.
Lou Holtz   Category: Attitude

Since Iris is the Greek goddess for the Messenger of Love her sacred flower is considered the symbol of communication and messages. Greek men would often plant an iris on the graves of their beloved women as a tribute to the goddess Iris whose duty it was to take the souls of women to the Elysian fields.
Hana No   Category: Unsorted

The trick is to stop thinking of it as your money.
Unnamed IRS auditor   Category: Stop

There are in fact two things science and opinion: the former begets knowledge. the latter ignorance.
Hippocrates   Category: Science

There are two things that women do to feel bettertwo quick fixes: a new hair color and eating. A massage would be better.
Sinikka Lasater   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing more difficult to take in hand more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Invention

Mere words are cheap and plenty enough but ideas that rouse and set multitudes thinking come as gold from the mines.
A. Owen Penny   Category: Unsorted

Never chase a lie. Let it alone and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beecher   Category: Lever

Mathematics is an interesting intellectual sport but it should not be allowed to stand in the way of obtaining sensible information about physical processes.
Richard W. Hamming   Category: Unsorted

Half a truth is often a great lie.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Lever

Know thyself.
Carl Linnaeus   Category: Know

We can see well into the past; we can guess shrewdly into the future; but that which is rolled up and muffled in impenetrable folds is today.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Day

Don't talk to me of your Archimedes lever. He was an absentminded person with a mathematical imagination. Mathematics commands all my respect, but I have no use for engines. Give me the right word and the right accent and I will move the world.
Joseph Conrad   Category: Mathematics

Break open A cherry tree And there are no flowers But the spring breeze Brings forth myriad blossoms.
Ikkyu Sojun   Category: Flower

We forfeit three-fourths of ourselves in order to be like other people.
Arthur Scopenhauer   Category: Copy

The fellow is either mad or he is composing verses. Aut insanit homo aut versus facit
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Poetry

Accuse not Nature: she hath done her part; Do thou but thine.
John Milton   Category: Nature

Liquidum non frangit jejunum. [chocolate] liquids amongst them do not constitute a break in fasting.
Cardinal Francis Maria Brancaccio   Category: Unsorted

If an individual is born with the obligation to obey who is born with the right to command?
Tom G. Palmer   Category: Unsorted

Launch out into the deep. One discovers by living in scorn of consequence.
Essie Summers   Category: Unsorted

Work is ... becoming suffused with leisure values.... Executives on an expense account hardly know whether they are at leisure or at work; they assume it must be the latter since they are getting paid for what they do. The same executives pushed into some time-consuming civic activity have only the somewhat melancholy reassurance of receiving no compensation to testify to this being leisure.
August Heckscher   Category: Unsorted

Nothing costs so much as what is bought by prayers.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Cost

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

I think that the most important thing to teach children in an environmentally conscious age is alternative views of nature. They must be shown how our interpretation of natural systems is often completely dependent not on what is there but on what kind of box we draw around the data. And if they are going to be smarter than their parents then schoolchildren must think subversively about accepted wisdoms concerning natural systems.
Stephen Strauss   Category: Unsorted

Take it easy but take it.
Studs Terkel   Category: Try

There is a way in which the collective knowledge of mankind expresses itself for the finite individual through mere daily living ... a way in which life itself is sheer knowing.
Laurens Van der Post   Category: Knowledge

A koan is a Zen presentation in the form of a Zen challenge.
DeMartino   Category: Unsorted

Everyone must have two pockets so that he can reach into the one or the other according to his needs. In his right pocket are to be the words: For my sake was the world created and in his left: I am dust and ashes.
Hasidic saying   Category: Unsorted

Conscience is the root of all true courage; if a man would be brave let him obey his conscience.
James Freeman Clarke   Category: Conscience

Next to the right of liberty the right of property is the most important individual right guaranteed by the Constitution and the one which united with that of personal liberty has contributed more to the growth of civilization than any other institution established by the human race.
William Howard Taft   Category: Unsorted

We made too many wrong mistakes.
Yogi Berra   Category: Mistake

The public is never wrong.
Adolph Zukor   Category: Unsorted

Vane young in years but in sage counsel old Than whom a better senator neer held The helm of Rome when gowns not arms repelled The fierce Epirot and the African bold Whether to settle peace or to unfold The drift of hollow states hard to be spelled Then to advise how war may best upheld Move by her two main nerves iron and gold In all her equipage; besides to know Both spiritual power and civil what each means What severs each thou hast learned which few have done: The bounds of either sword to thee we owe: Therefore on thy firm hand Religion leans In peace and reckons thee her eldest son.
John Milton   Category: Age

None knew thee but to love thee.
Fitz-Greene Halleck   Category: Unsorted

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

Is not the truth the truth?
William Shakespeare   Category: Truth

Become aware of internal subjective subverbal experiences so that these experiences can be brought into the world of abstraction of conversation of naming etc. with the consequence that it immediately becomes possible for a certain amount of control to be exerted over these hitherto unconscious and uncontrollable processes.
Abraham H. Maslow   Category: Management

Science is what you know philosophy is what you don't know.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Canada

... is to attempt seeing Truth without knowing Falsehood. It is the attempt to see the Light without knowing Darkness. It cannot be.
Frank Patrick Herbert   Category: Unsorted

Most plants taste better when theyve had to suffer a little.
Diana Kennedy   Category: Unsorted

You are eight years old. It is Sunday evening. You are granted an extra hour before bed. The family is playing monopoly. You have been told that you are big enough to join them. You lose. You are losing continuously. Your stomach cramps with fear. Nearly all your possessions are gone. Your brothers are snatching all the houses from your streets. The last street is being sold. You have to give in. You have lost. And suddenly you know that it is only a game. You jump with joy and you knock the big lamp over. It falls on the floor and drags the teapot with it. The others are angry with you but you laugh when you go upstairs. You know you are nothing. And you know that not-to-be and not-to-have give an immeasurable freedom.
Janwillem van de Wetering   Category: Games

All mothers think their children are oaks but the world never lacks for cabbages.
Robertson Davies   Category: Children

Definiteness of purpose with positive mental attitude is the starting point of all worthwhile achievement.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Purpose

Put this restriction on your pleasures be cautious that they injure no being that lives.
John Zimmerman   Category: Pleasure

No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body to risk his well-being to risk his life in a great cause.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Risk

The World is so empty if one thinks only of the mountains rivers and cities; but to know someone who thinks and feels with usand who though distant is close to us in spirit this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Earth

Everyone recognizes me in my book and my book in me.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Prudent

Of all things good sense is the most fairly distributed: everyone thinks he is so well supplied with it that even those who are the hardest to satisfy in every other respect never desire more of it than they already have.
Rene Descartes   Category: Common

Books like proverbs receive their chief value from the stamp and esteem of ages through which they have passed.
Sir William Temple   Category: Book

Trust men and they will be true to you; treat them greatly and they will show themselves great.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Trust

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

How about this for a headline for tomorrows paper? French fries. [Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma. ]
James French   Category: Last

There is no explanation for evil. It must be looked upon as a necessary part of the order of the universe. To ignore it is childish to bewail it senseless.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Evil

Leisure may prove to be a curse rather than a blessing unless education teaches a flippant world that leisure is not a synonym for entertainment.
William L. Bogan   Category: Unsorted

Art is the right hand of Nature. The latter has only given us being the former has made us men.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Art

The moment of victory is much too short to live for that and nothing else.
Martina Navratilova   Category: Sports

We are what we pretend to be but we better be very careful what we pretend.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Life

The ultimate of being successful is the luxury of giving yourself the time to do what you want to do.
Leontyne Price   Category: Success

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

An individual animal doesnt care if its species is facing extinction it cares if it is feeling pain.
Ronnie Lee   Category: Unsorted

Advice is seldom welcome and those who need it the most like it the least.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Advice

The hatred of relatives is the most violent.
Publius Cornelius Tacitus   Category: Family

The most manifest sign of wisdom is continued cheerfulness.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Cheerful

HUMANITY n. The human race collectively exclusive of the anthropoid poets.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Housework

There are so many things that we wish we had done yesterday so few that we feel like doing today.
Mignon McLaughlin   Category: Action

There are some people who read too much: The bibliobibuli. I know some who are constantly drunk on books as others are drunk on whiskey or religion. They wander through this most diverting and stimulating of worlds in a haze seeing nothing and hearing nothing.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Alcohol

I don't necessarily agree with everything I say.
Marshall McLuhan   Category: Agreement

Form follows function.
Louis Henri Sullivan   Category: Arab

The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat oneself.
Bailey   Category: Cheating

If you get simple beauty and nought else You get about the best thing God invents.
Robert Browning   Category: Beauty

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

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. Don't complain.
Maya Angelou   Category: Change

About the time we can make the ends meet somebody moves the ends.
Herbert Clark Hoover   Category: Time

If quantum mechanics hasnt profoundly shocked you you havent understood it yet.
Niels Henrik David Bohr   Category: Shocking

All war is deception.
Sun Tzu   Category: War

There are three proven rules for good teeth: brush after every meal; see your dentist twice a year; and mind your own business.
Henry Boyd   Category: Unsorted

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

Inventor: A person who makes an ingenious arrangement of wheels levers and springs and believes it civilization.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Invention

If you don't risk anything you risk even more.
Erica Jong   Category: Risk

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

Those comfortably padded lunatic asylums which are known euphemistically as the stately homes of England.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Engineer

Presented memorial to [Constitutional Convention] committee on sufferage. Was very courteously treated. We all felt it a great day in the history of Utah. The committee informed us they had passed on W[oman] S[uffrage] being ten to five in favor.
Ruth May Fox   Category: Unsorted

All We are saying... is give Peace a Chance...
John Lennon   Category: Consistent

There is such malice in men as to rejoice in misfortunes And from anothers woes to draw delight.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Unsorted

The human understanding is no dry light but receives an infusion from the will and affections… What a man had rather were true he more readily believes.
Francis Bacon   Category: Understand

There is always one moment in childhood when the door opens and lets the future in.
Henry Graham Greene   Category: Children

Everything has been said and we are more than seven thousand years of human thought too late.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Thief

Where flowers bloom so does hope.
Lady Bird Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Acting on a good idea is better than just having a good idea.
Robert Half   Category: Idea

Heard melodies are sweet but those unheard Are sweeter.
John Keats   Category: Illusions

The greatest men are the simplest.
Unknown   Category: Gravity

Seeing ourselves as we want to be is a key to personal growth. To successfully bring about change in our lives we need to implement a system of change that is build upon three assumptions. First Assumption: We change our lives by changing the attitudes of our minds. Second Assumption: We become what we think about all day long. Third Assumption: Our mind is naturally goal seeking. Please remember these assumptions. Our mind is always trying to accomplish something. We have a powerful machine wanting to achieve goals. It will set the goals that we allow it to. Note: For Hyrum Smith's other ideas which he regards as pertinent to Success see Topics: Character Charity Goals Humility Peace of Mind Sacrifice Success SuccessChangeConstructive Imagination Wisdom
Hyrum W. Smith   Category: Growth

No section of society can maintain aristocratic amenities and elegancies without a submerged race whether slaves of another breed or the unprivileged of its own to do the hard and menial labor. Australia began with manacled slaves...
Miles Franklin   Category: Unsorted

Man changes by growth not by magic.
Timberline W. Riggs   Category: Unsorted

Programs that pay farmers not to farm often devastate rural areas. The reductions hurt everyone from fertilizer companies to tractor salesmen.
Dick Armey   Category: Unsorted

One of the things about equality is not just that you be treated equally to man but that you treat yourself equally to the way you treat a man.
Marlo Thomas   Category: Epithet

No two men are alike and both of them are happy for it.
Morris Mandel   Category: Alike

The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success.
Ian Fleming   Category: Insanity

A fool must now and then be right by chance.
William Cowper   Category: Chance

They may forget what you said but they will never forget how you made them feel.
Carl W. Buechner   Category: Forget

Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Comedy

There it was hidden in alphabetical order.
Rita Holt   Category: Loquacity

The United States is a land of free speech. Nowhere is speech freer not even here where we sedulously cultivate it even in its most repulsive form.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Freedom

Before a fight between Riddick Bowe and Hector Gonzales: Generally when theres a lot of smoke ... theres just a whole lot more smoke.
George Foreman   Category: Unsorted

Mathematics is written for mathematicians.
Nicholaus Copernicus   Category: Unsorted

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

Riches are a good handmaid but the worst mistress.
Francis Bacon   Category: Wealth

Volatility of words is carelessness in actions; words are the wings of actions.
Johann Kaspar Lavater   Category: Action

A daydream is a meal at which images are eaten. Some of us are gourmets some gourmands and a good many take their images precooked out of a can and swallow them down whole absent-mindedly and with little relish.
Wystan Hugh Auden   Category: Dream

Give the enemy not only a road for flight But also a means of defending it.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Unsorted

I have had my results for a long time: but I do not yet know how I am to arrive at them.
Karl Friedrich Gauss   Category: Solution

The meek shall inherit the Earth but not its mineral rights.
J. Paul Getty   Category: Inheritance

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

Intelligence is that faculty of mind by which order is perceived in a situation previously considered disordered.
Haneef A. Fatmi   Category: Disorder

Everywhere I find the signature the autograph of God and he will never deny his own handwriting. God has set his tabernacle in the dewdrop as surely as in the sun. No man can any more create the smallest flower than he could create the greatest world.
Joseph Parker   Category: Unsorted

I always try to balance the light with the heavy - a few tears of human spirit in with the sequins and the fringes.
Bette Midler   Category: Balance

Ability may get you to the top but it takes character to keep you there.
John Wooden   Category: Character

Breathes there the man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said This is my own my native land! Whose heart hath ne'er within him burn'd As home his footsteps he hath turn'd From wandering on a foreign strand! If such there breathe go mark him well; For him no Minstrel raptures swell; High though his titles proud his name Boundless his wealth as wish can claim; Despite those titles power and pelf The wretch concentred all in self Living shall forfeit fair renown And doubly dying shall go down To the vile dust from whence he sprung Unwept unhonor'd and unsung.
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Patriotism

Cherish your visions and you dreams as they are the children of your soul; the blueprints of your ultimate achievements.
Napoleon Hill   Category: Dream

Argue for your limitations and sure enough theyre yours.
Richard Bach   Category: Argument

Ask five economists and youll get five different answers (six if one went to Harvard).
Edgar R. Fiedler   Category: Economy

I am absolutely convinced that no amount of wealth in the world can help humanity move forward even in the hands of the most devoted worker. The example of great and pure individuals is the only thing that can lead us to noble thoughts and deeds. Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistably invites abuse. Can anyone imagine Moses Jesus or Ghandi armed with the money-bags of Carnegie?
Albert Einstein   Category: Wealth

Never tell a young person that something can not be done. God may have been waiting for centuries for somebody ignorant enough of the impossible to do that thing.
Dr. J. A. Holmes   Category: Impossible

Too often technology is perceived as the problem rather than the solution; as something to be avoided rather than embraced. This is about as logical as my daughters observing while our family was driving through an unfamiliar city Trying to read a map while driving causes all the traffic lights to turn green.
Norman R. Augustine   Category: Unsorted

A monument to Newton! a monument to Shakespeare! Look up to Heaven look into the Human Heart. Till the planets and the passions the affections and the fixed stars are extinguished their names cannot die.
John Wilson   Category: Name

Certainly there are lots of things in life that money won't buy but it's very funny Have you ever tried to buy them without money?
Ogden Nash   Category: Money

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

It must be admitted that the tendency of the human race toward liberty is largely thwarted especially in France. This is greatly due to a fatal desirelearned from the teachings of antiquitythat our writers on public affairs have in common: They desire to set themselves above mankind in order to arrange organize and regulate it according to their fancy.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Liberty

Never worry about theory as long as the machinery does what its supposed to do.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Machinery

You can never underestimate the stupidity of the general public.
Scott Raymond Adams   Category: Stupidity

When we are really honest with ourselves we must admit our lives are all that really belong to us. So it is how we use our lives that determines the kind of men we are
Cesar Chavez   Category: Unsorted

The real end of science is the honor of the human mind.
Carl Jacobi   Category: Unsorted

Mans inhumanity to man Makes countless thousands mourn.
Robert Burns   Category: Cruel

The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
Patricia Clafford   Category: Unsorted

In every truth the beneficiaries of a system cannot be expected to destroy it.
Asa Philip Randolph   Category: Truth

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

The most important single influence in the life of a person is another person. We may say to our children: Here is art science philosophy mathematics music psychology history religion - and we may open innumerable doors along the corridors of living so that they will have a broad and even a minute acquaintance with the segments of life; but these introductions are not as important as knowing people whose characters and actions personalities and words have grown after similar introductions and have become worthy of emulation.
Paul D. Shafer   Category: Influence

Liberty and Union Now and Forever One and Inseparable
Daniel Webster   Category: Liberty

All for love and nothing for reward.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Love

Applause waits on success.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Applause

Since we humans have the better brain isnt it our responsibility to protect our fellow creatures from oddly enough ourselves?
Joy Adamson   Category: Unsorted

More people are flattered into virtue than bullied out of vice.
Robert Smith Surtees   Category: Unsorted

T is pleasant sure to see ones name in print; A books a book although theres nothing int.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Book

Nobody really cares if youre miserable so you might as well be happy.
Cythina Nelms   Category: Happiness

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

The True Artist has the planet for his pedestal; the adventurer after years of strife has nothing broader than his shoes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Art

You could compile the worst book in the world entirely out of selected passages from the best writers in the world.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Quotations

Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply to enjoy simply to think freely to risk life to be needed.
Storm (Margaret) Jameson   Category: Happiness

Brilliance is typically the act of an individual but incredible stupidity can usually be traced back to an organization.
Jon Bentley   Category: Indispensable

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

The world is governed more by appearance than realities so that it is fully as necessary to seem to know something as to know it.
Webster   Category: Appearance

Credulity is the mans weakness but the childs strength.
Charles Lamb   Category: Belief

God owns heaven but He craves the earth.
Anne Sexton   Category: Unsorted

From hence let fierce contending nations know What dire effects from civil discord flow.
Joseph Addison   Category: Civil

For the first time in my life I saw the horizon as a curved line. It was accentuated by a thin seam of dark blue light our atmosphere. Obviously this was not the ocean of air I had been told it was so many times in my life. I was terrified by its fragile appearance.
Ulf Merbold   Category: Unsorted

I shall live badly if I do not write and I shall write badly if I do not live.
Francois Sagan   Category: Man

We know no spectacle so ridiculous as the British public in one of its periodic fits of morality.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Morality

Truth is not determined by majority vote
Doug Gwyn   Category: Majority

You cannot do away with the competitive system so long as trademarks remain to distinguish one product from another. You cannot cut out large-scale manufacture so long as there are established brands which breed consumer confidence and thus make mass production not only possible and profitable but also economical.
Philip Salisbury   Category: Unsorted

Science has sometimes been said to be opposed to faith and inconsistent with it. But all science in fact rests on a basis of faith for it assumes the permanence and uniformity of natural lawsa thing which can never be demonstrated.
Tryon Edwards   Category: Science

REVELATION n. A famous book in which St. John the Divine concealed all that he knew. The revealing is done by the commentators who know nothing.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Bible

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

Intellect is invisible to the man who has none.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Wisdom

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

The odds against there being a bomb on a plane are a million to one and against two bombs a million times a million to one. Next time you fly cut the odds and take a bomb.
Benny Hill   Category: Chance

I give thee sixpence! I will see thee damned first.
George Canning   Category: Life

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences including the vitiation of his temper and loss of self-control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Quarrels

They are the weakest-minded and the hardest-hearted men that most love change.
John Ruskin   Category: Change

To love something is to give it room enough to grow.
Unknown   Category: Love

Music is esentially useless as is life.
George Santayana   Category: Music

Early to bed early to rise Work like hell: fertilize.
Emily Whaley   Category: Advertising

Let me have my own way in exactly everything and a sunnier and pleasanter creature does not exist.
Thomas Carlyle   Category: Everything

Chief of the Hunkpapa Sioux
Sitting Bull   Category: Unsorted

No question is ever settled Until it is settled right.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox   Category: Justice

There is little difference in people but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.
W. Clement Stone   Category: Attitude

WHERE EAGLES REST Climbing higher reaching upward Ever soaring on. Mighty eagle stretching out your wings to fly For the sky. Dare to be an eagle free. Dare to fly an eagle high. Dare yourself oh dare yourself to see Dare to be. Through the blue sky heading for the sun See the light ahead. With desire you can make that wish come true It's up to you. Dare to dream an eagles dream. Dare to fly on your own wings. Dare yourself oh dare yourself to be Dare to reach. See the vision of what you can be Youre a child of God. Choicest spirit everlasting destiny Waits for thee. Dare to rest where eagles rest. Know youve done your very best. With your Father youll eternally be. Dare to see. Dare to rest where eagles rest. Know youve done your very best. With our Father we'll eternally be Dare to see Where eagles rest.
Karen Worthington   Category: Unsorted

No one has ever bet enough on a winning horse.
Richard Sasuly   Category: Unsorted

I deny the lawfulness of telling a lie to a sick man for fear of alarming him; you have no business with consequences you are to tell the truth.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Sick

Follow pleasure and then will pleasure flee Flee pleasure and pleasure will follow thee.
John Heywood   Category: Flee

I thought that jealousy was an idea. It isn't. It's a pain. But I didn't feel as they do in a Broadway melodrama. I didn't want to kill anybody. I just wanted to die.
Floyd Dell   Category: Unsorted

If dogs are not there it is not heaven.
Elisabeth M. Thomas   Category: Unsorted

Justice Bennet of Derby was the first that called us Quakers because I bid them tremble at the word of the Lord. This was in the year 1650.
George Fox   Category: Unsorted

There is no feeling except the extremes of fear and grief that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot   Category: Music

I have lived to see it as almost impossible to believe people worse than they are; and so will you.
Sir Peter Osborne   Category: Unsorted

MAGIC n. An art of converting superstition into coin. There are other arts serving the same high purpose but the discreet lexicographer does not name them.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Magic

What will not woman gentle woman dare When strong affection stirs her spirit up?
Robert Southey   Category: Women

How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game whether you are a winner or a loser.
Lou Holtz   Category: Challenge

Beethoven's Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of Man.
Edward Morgan E. M. Forster   Category: Most

A happy childhood is poor preparation for human contacts.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Children

The best view of government is in the rearview mirror as youre driving away from it.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Government

One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Discovery

Chance fights ever on the side of the prudent.
Euripides   Category: Chance

The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Accomplishment

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

Great innovations should not be forced on slender majorities.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Majority

Never judge someone by who hes in love with; judge him by his friends. People fall in love with the most appalling people.
Cynthia Heimel   Category: Love

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Ability

When God thought of mother He must have laughed with satisfaction and framed it quickly so rich so deep so divine so full of soul power and beauty was the conception.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Mother

The hardest work in the world is being out of work.
Whitney M. Young Jr.   Category: Housework

24. Actions have consequences.
Morton C. Blackwell   Category: Consequences

I have never made but one prayer to God a very short one: O Lord make my enemies ridiculous. And God granted it.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Endure

A liar begins with making falsehood appear like truth And ends with making truth itself appear like falsehood.
William Shenstone   Category: Unsorted

Beauty is an ecstasy; it is as simple as hunger. There is really nothing to be said about it. It is like the perfume of a rose: you can smell it and that is all.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Beauty

Medical education is not completed at the medical school it is only begun.
William H. Welch   Category: Unsorted

What we call the beginning Is often the end And to make an end Is to make a new beginning. The end is where we start from.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Begin

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

The supreme reality of our time is ... the vulnerability of this planet.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Earth

Seeing a murder on television can help work off ones antagonisms. And if you havent any antagonisms the commercials will give you some.
Alfred Hitchcock   Category: Murder

The search for happiness is one of the chief sources of unhappiness.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Happiness

Men and women want to do a good job and if they are provided the proper environment they will do so.
William R. Hewlett   Category: Unsorted

I detest life-insurance agents; they always argue that I shall some day die which is not so.
Stephen Butler Leacock   Category: Insurance

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is besides the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.
Anthony Kennedy   Category: Government

It is a thousand times better to have common sense without education than to have education without common sense.
Robert Green Ingersoll   Category: Education

To complain that life has no joys while there is a single creature whom we can relieve by our bounty assist by our counsels or enliven by our presence is to lament the loss of that which we possess and is just as rational as to die of thirst with the cup in our hands.
William Fitzosborne   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Character is a victory not a gift.
Proverb   Category: Character

The koans do not represent the private opinion of a single man but rather the highest principle ... that accords with the spiritual source tallies with the mysterious meaning destroys birth-and-death and transcends the passions. It cannot be understood by logic; it cannot be transmitted in words; it cannot be explained in writing; it cannot be measured by reason. It is like ... a great fire that consumes all who come near it.
Chung-feng Ming-pen   Category: Unsorted

It is the social obligation of management to make certain that its executives are functioning at peak performance both physically and psychologically. To keep top men from spinning management must see that executives should: receive periodic medical checkups; receive periodic psychological evaluations; be given an adequate number of assistants of proper ability; have their time pressures reduced through improved selling; be given training in leadership.
Dr. Stanley G. Dulsky   Category: Management

It is through science that we prove but through intuition that we discover.
Jules Henri Poincare   Category: Logic

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

PREHISTORIC adj. Belonging to an early period and a museum. Antedating the art and practice of perpetuating falsehood.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: History

The happiest couples are those who spell us with a capital you.
Klare Provine   Category: Unsorted

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and information is in the head of the receiver.
Dretske   Category: Unsorted

Say nothing but good about the dead. De mortuis nihil nisi bonum
Chilon or Cheilon   Category: Unsorted

Love wasnt put in your heart to stay. Love isnt love until you give it away.
Michael W. Smith   Category: Love

The will to win is worthless if you don't get paid for it.
Reggie Jackson   Category: Will

When a fellow says it haint the money but the principle o' the thing its th' money.
Frank McKinney Kin Hubbard   Category: Money

An achievement is a bondage. It obliges one to a higher achievement.
Albert Camus   Category: Achievement

We promise according to our hopes and perform according to our fears.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Fear

It may be that the race is not always to the swift nor the battle to the strong but that's the way to bet.
Alfred Damon Runyon   Category: Bet

Its not fear of striking out that makes me reluctant to step up to the plate. Its the fear of getting hit in the head by a 90 mph fastball the pitcher coming off of the mound to stomp me with her cleats while I am down the rest of the opposing team rushing out of the dugout hurling insults as they kick me and spit on me while all along the crowd in the stands is cheering them on and laughing at my failure. So no its not the fear of striking out that keeps me from stepping up to the plate.
Jim Copeland   Category: Unsorted

A smile appears on the faces of most archaic figures a happiness of expression seeming to transcend that of human beings.
Francis Henry Taylor   Category: Unsorted

Our life is frittered away with detail.... Simplify simplify.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Details

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

Literature is mostly about having sex and not much about having children; life is the other way round.
David Lodge   Category: Book

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Reverend Theodore M. Hesburgh   Category: Father

This is a wonderful world for women. The richness the hope the promise of life today particularly for women are exciting beyond belief. Nonetheless we need stout hearts and strong characters; we need knowledge and training; we need organized effort to meet the future.
Belle S. Spafford   Category: Unsorted

If you don't run your own life somebody else will.
John Atkinson   Category: Own

Haste makes waste.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Cause

The essential definition of neurotic behavior is behavior thats no longer in context.
Morris Schectman   Category: Behavior

Yet he was jealous though he did not show it For jealousy dislikes the world to know it.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Jealous

Matters of religion should never be matters of controversy. We neither argue with a lover about his taste nor condemn him if we are just for knowing so human a passion.
George Santayana   Category: Religion

CANNON n. An instrument employed in the rectification of national boundaries
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Nation

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

Thousands at his bidding speed And post oer land and ocean without rest; They also serve who only stand and wait.
John Milton   Category: Without

There is only one religion though there are a hundred versions of it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Religion

Nothing raises the price of a blessing like its removal; whereas it was its continuance which should have taught us its value.
Henry Moore   Category: Unsorted

A woman is like a teabagonly in hot water do you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan   Category: Unsorted

A just man is not one who does no ill But he who with the power has not the will.
Philemon   Category: Justice

Men love war because it allows them to look serious. Because it is the one thing that stops women from laughing at them.
John Fowles   Category: War

What more felicity can fall to creature Than to enjoy delight with liberty.
Edmund Spenser   Category: Enjoyment

Competition brings out the best in products and the worst in people.
David Sarnoff   Category: Competence

If all economists were laid end to end they would not reach a conclusion.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Conclusions

At the worst a house unkempt cannot be so distressing as a life unlived.
Dame Rose Macaulay   Category: Housework

All that glisters is not gold Often have you heard that told.
William Shakespeare   Category: Appearance

Emphasis on educational and vocational rehabilitation must not be allowed to overshadow the profound need that will exist for spiritual reorientation. Inevitably there will exist to a considerable degree psychological maladjustments manifested in disillusionment resentment toward civilians depression and a sense of guilt. Spiritual therapy available in the resources of the Christian faith can accomplish most in overcoming these problems.
John Sutherland Bonnell DD   Category: Spirit

Where is the man who has the power and skill To stem the torrent of a woman's will? For if she will she will you may depend on't. And if she won't she won't; so there's an end on't.
Unknown   Category: Woe

You have conquered Galilean.
Julian the Apostate   Category: Unsorted

It is my living sentiment and by the blessing of God it shall be my dying sentimentIndependence now and Independence forever.
Daniel Webster   Category: Revolution

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

Love's like the measlesall the worse when it comes late in life.
Douglas William Jerrold   Category: Love

A woman can learn a lot from holding a new baby. It is life beginning againsweet possibilities! No problem in the world is big enough to be remembered.
Susan McOmber   Category: Unsorted

It is a shameful thing to be weary of inquiry when what we search for is excellent.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Curiosity

No temptation can ever be measured by the value of its object.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Temptation

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

Little minds are interested in the extraordinary; great minds in the commonplace.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Mind

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.
Leonardo da Vinci   Category: Art

When he spoke what tender words he used! So softly that like flakes of feathered snow They melted as they fell.
John Dryden   Category: Speak

He gave her a look you could have poured on a waffle.
Ring Lardner   Category: Love

Ive come to the realizations that I have absolutely no idea what Im doing half the time.
David Bowie   Category: Unsorted

Chauncey Depew when he was ninety-two was asked: What is the most beautiful word in the language? The elderly lawyer quickly replied: Home.
Chauncey Depew   Category: Unsorted

The artist is the opposite of the politically minded individual the opposite of the reformer the opposite of the idealist.
Henry Mille   Category: Art

Democracy means that anyone can grow up to be president and anyone who doesnt grow up can be vice president.
Johnny Carson   Category: President

It is better to be defeated standing for a high principle than to run by committing subterfuge.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Unsorted

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
Arnold H. Glasgow   Category: Friendship

You cant hit a home run unless you step up to the plate. You cant catch fish unless you put your line in the water. You cant reach your goals if you don't try.
Kathy Seligman   Category: Try

One country one constitution one destiny.
Daniel Webster   Category: Unite

It has been pointed out already that no knowledge of probabilities less in degree than certainty helps us to know what conclusions are true and that there is no direct relation between the truth of a proposition and its probability. Probability begins and ends with probability.
John Maynard Baron Keynes of Tilton   Category: Probability

Thats the way things come clear. All of a sudden. And then you realize how obvious theyve been all along.
   Category: Obvious

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

He who knows not and knows not that he knows not is a fool. Shun him. He who knows not and knows that he knows not is simple. Teach him. He who knows and knows not that he knows is asleep. Wake him. He who knows and knows that he knows is wise. Follow him.
Lady Isabella Burton   Category: Knowledge

No entertainment is so cheap as reading nor any pleasure so lasting.
Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Entertainment

As a dog returneth to his vomit so a fool returneth to his folly.
The Bible   Category: Dog

A lively understandable spirit Once entertained you. It will come again. Be still. Wait.
Theodore Roethke   Category: Spirit

The indifference callousness and contempt that so many people exhibit toward animals is evil first because it results in an incalculably great impoverishment of human spirit.
Ashley Montagu   Category: Unsorted

It is the person who is blind to what goes on around him that is most surprised when the same things happen to him.
M. Thompson   Category: Happiness

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

If you don't know what you want to do its harder to do it.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Know

I once read that if the folds in the cerebral cortex were smoothed out it would cover a card table. That seemed quite unbelievable but it did make me wonder just how big the cortex would be if you ironed it out. I thought it might just about cover a famil
Jay W. Ingram   Category: Unsorted

No man will ever bring out of the Presidency the reputation which carries him into it. To myself personally it brings nothing but increasing drudgery and daily loss of friends.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Reputation

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

It is just like mans vanity and impertinence to call an animal dumb because it is dumb to his dull perceptions.
Mark Twain   Category: Animals

What orators lack in depth they make up for in length.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Speak

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

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

A shrewd man has to arrange his interests in order of importance and deal with them one by one; but often our greed upsets this order and makes us run after so many things at once that through over-anxiety to obtain the trivial we miss the most important.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Greed

We cannot tell what may happen to us in the strange medley of life. But we can decide what happens in us how we can take it what we do with it and that is what really counts in the end. How to take the raw stuff of life and make it a thing of worth and beauty that is the test of living.
Joseph Fort Newton   Category: Attitude

The shifts of Fortune test the reliability of friends.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Fortune

It is a maxim with me that no man was ever written out of reputation but by himself.
Richard Bentley   Category: Me

Enjoy the little things for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
Robert Brault   Category: Simple

To pardon those absurdities in ourselves which we condemn in others is neither better nor worse than to be more willing to be fools ourselves than to have others so.
Alexander Pope   Category: Absurd

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

We dance round in a ring and suppose But the Secret sits in the middle and knows.
Robert Frost   Category: Cynic

Don't criticize your wife's judgment look whom she married.
Unknown   Category: Crisis

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

A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.
Robert Frost   Category: Liberal

Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them
Lucy Maud Montgomery MacDonald   Category: Unsorted

Kunlun Mountain Over the earth the greenblue monster Kunlun who has seen all spring color and passion of men. Three million dragons of white jade soar and freeze the whole sky with snow. When a summer sun heats the globe rivers flood and men turn into fish and turtles. Who can judge a thousand years of accomplishments or failures?
Mao Tse-tung   Category: Judge

The great challenge is to refuse to let the bad things that happen to us do bad things to us. That is the crucial difference between adversity and tragedy.
Neal A. Maxwell   Category: Challenge

The greater the ignorance the greater the dogmatism.
Sir William Osler   Category: Dogma

Nothing is so great an instance of ill-manners as flattery. If you flatter all the company you please none; if you flatter only one or two you affront the rest.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Flattery

I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Places

We best avoid wars by taking even physical action to stop small ones.
Sir Anthony Eden   Category: War

Love me and never leave me Love nor ever deceive And I shall always bless you If I may undress you.
Ronald McCuaig   Category: Unsorted

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

Its called a pen. Its like a printer hooked straight to my brain.
Dale Dauten   Category: Pen

The supreme test of a person is his ability to make things go right.
Unknown   Category: Right

You cant find any true closeness in Hollywood because everybody does the fake closeness so well.
Carrie Fisher   Category: Fake

Severen severen speaks so slightly Severen down on your bended knee Taste the whip in love not given lightly Taste the whip now bend for me
Velvet Underground   Category: Unsorted

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

When I sing people shut up.
Barbra Streisand   Category: Unsorted

Multimedia? As far as Im concerned its reading with the radio on!
Rory Bremner   Category: Entertainment

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 need quiet time to examine our lives openly and honestly ... spending quiet time alone gives your mind an opportunity to renew itself and create order.
Susan Taylor   Category: Mind

If you don't show up at a party people will assume youre fat.
Stephanie Vanderkellen   Category: Unsorted

Insanity is often the logic of an accurate mind overtaxed.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Accuracy

A child should not be forced to be busy all the time. Let's take away the tremendous pressures we place on our children both in school and at home. Give the child an opportunity to sit back and daydream once in a while.
Dr. Benjamin Fine   Category: Unsorted

Famous remarks are very seldom quoted correctly.
Simeon Strunsky   Category: False

Please do not think me a pessimist. I love life. I think it is a joy to live in this age. Every morning as I greet the sun as he ushers in these unexcelled autumn days I feel the joy of living. I realize the accomplishments to a certain degree of this wonderful mechanistic age. Today time and distance are practically annihilated.
David Oman McKay   Category: Pessimist

Although I am a pious man I am not the less a man.
Jean Baptiste Moliere   Category: Knowledge

What pity 'tis one that can speak so well Should in his actions be so ill!
Philip Massinger   Category: Speak

Every mans life is a fairy tale written by Gods fingers.
Hans Christian Anderson   Category: Story

We pray Thee O Christ to keep us under the spell of immortality. My we never again think and act as if Thou were dead. Let us more and more come to know Thee as a living Lord who hath promised to them that believe: Because I live ye shall live also. Help us to remember that we are praying to the Conqueror of Death that we may no longer be afraid nor dismayed by the world's problems and threats since Thou hast overcome the world. In Thy strong name we ask for Thy living presence and Thy victorious power. Amen.
Peter Marshall   Category: Immortality

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Eternity

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

The love of flowers is really the best teacher of how to grow and understand them.
Max Schling   Category: Unsorted

Gardening requires lots of water most of it in the form of perspiration.
Lou Erickson   Category: Unsorted

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

Great ideas need landing gears as well as wings.
Adolph Augustus Berle Jr.   Category: Gravity

With reference to the narrative of events far from permitting myself to derive it from the first source that came to hand I did not even trust my own impressions but it rests partly on what I saw myself partly on what others saw for me the accuracy of the report always being tried by the most severe and detailed tests possible. My conclusions have cost me some labor from the want of coincidence between accounts of the same occurrences by different eye-witnesses arising sometimes from imperfect memory sometimes from undue partiality for one side or the other.
Thucydides   Category: See

Light is the task where many share the toil.
Homer   Category: Help

Keep your faith in all beautiful things; in the sun when it is hidden in the Spring when it is gone.
Roy R. Gilson   Category: Faith

When man tries to imagine Paradise on earth the immediate result is a very respectable Hell.
Paul Lewis Charles Claudel   Category: Unsorted

She wears her clothes as if they were thrown on with a pitchfork.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Apparel

Most powerful is he who has himself in his own power.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Power

Knowledge and timber shouldnt be much used till they are seasoned.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Knowledge

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

Short absence quickens love; long absence kills it.
Comte de Mirabeau   Category: Absent

In a world where so much seems to be hidden by the smoke of falsity and moral degeneration we Americans must grasp firmly the ideals which have made this country great. We must reaffirm the basic human values that have guided our forefathers. A revival of old-fashioned patriotism and a grateful acknowledgment of what our country has done for us would be good for all our souls.
Manton S. Eddy   Category: Unsorted

Don't knock the weather; nine-tenths of the people couldn't start a conversation if it didn't change once in a while.
Kin Hubbard   Category: Conversation

Marriage is a wonderful invention. But then again so is the bicycle repair kit.
Billy Connolly   Category: Unsorted

A baby is Gods opinion that the world should go on.
Carl Sandburg   Category: Baby

The danger from computers is not that they will eventually get as smart as men but that we will meanwhile agree to meet them halfway.
Bernard Avishai   Category: Computer

One mans theology is another mans belly laugh.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Religion

Journalism is literature in a hurry.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Haste

Grammar is the logic of speech even as logic is the grammar of reason.
Trench   Category: Unsorted

Perseverance is the most overrated of traits if it is unaccompanied by talent; beating your head against a wall is more likely to produce a concussion in the head than a hole in the wall.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Persecution

In War: Resolution. In Defeat: Defiance. In Victory: Magnanimity. In Peace: Goodwill.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Defeat

My father used to say: Never suspect people. Its better to be deceived or mistaken which is only human after all than to be suspicious which is common.
Stark Young   Category: Unsorted

When I was a Boy Scout we played a game when new Scouts joined the troop. We lined up chairs in a pattern creating an obstacle course through which the new Scouts blindfolded were supposed to maneuver. The Scoutmaster gave them a few moments to study the pattern before our adventure began. But as soon as the victims were blindfolded the rest of us quietly removed the chairs. I think life is like this game. Perhaps we spend our lives avoiding obstacles we have created for ourselves and in reality exist only in our minds. We're afraid to apply for that job, take violin lessons, learn a foreign language, call an old friend, write our Congressman, whatever it is that we would really like to do but don't because of perceived obstacles. Don't avoid any chairs until you run smack into one. And if you, do at least you'll have a place to sit down.
Pierce Vincent Eckhart   Category: Games

If all the people in this world in which we live were as selfish as a few of the people in this world in which we live there would be no world in which to live.
W. L. Orme   Category: Unsorted

It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of a man is tested.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Diet

Never do today what you can put off till to-morrow. Delay may give clearer light as to what is best to be done.
Aaron Burr   Category: Today

The Art of Happiness There was never a time when so much official effort was being expended to produce happiness and probably never a time when so little attention was paid by the individual to creating and personal qualities that make for it. What one m
William S. Ogdon   Category: Indispensable

O thou Who chariotest to their dark wintry bed The winged seeds where they lie cold and low Each like a corpse within its grave until Thine azure sister of the spring shall blow Her clarion oer the dreaming earth.
John Davies   Category: Unsorted

The best things and best people rise out of their separateness; Im against a homogenized society because I want the cream to rise.
Robert Frost   Category: Indispensable

I thank my parents and my car for this. after buying a lottery ticket at a gas station 1999
Faddah Slad   Category: Unsorted

The secret of joy in work is contained in one word excellence. To know how to do something well is to enjoy it.
Pearl S. Buck   Category: Work

It is a profoundly erroneous truism repeated by all copy books and by eminent people when they are making speeches that we should cultivate the habit of thinking of what we are doing. The precise opposite is the case. Civilization advances by extending the number of important operations which we can perform without thinking about them.
Alfred North Whitehead   Category: Civilization

One of the disadvantages of wine is that it makes a man mistake words for thoughts.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Wine

Society is composed of two great classes those who have more dinners than appetite and those who have more appetite than dinners.
Sebastien Roch Nicolas Chamfort   Category: Classes

It is better to have a permanent income than to be fascinating.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Income

Finding good players is easy. Getting them to play as a team is another story.
Casey Stengel   Category: Baseball

All religions must be tolerated...for...every man must get to heaven in his own way.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Religion

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

Life is thickly sown with thorns and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Life

I don't speak for others and they don't speak for me. Mediocrity knows nothing higher than itself; but talent instantly recognizes genius.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Genius

A man is a person that will pay two dollars for a one dollar item he wants. A woman will pay one dollar for a two dollar item she doesnt want.
William Binger   Category: Bargain

Home to 90 per cent of Australians is a Sydney or Melbourne slum or a decayed mining town or the wide and dreamy bush yet they talk glibly of England as Home.
George Meudell   Category: Unsorted

I say beware of all enterprises that require new clothes and not rather a new wearer of clothes.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Business

Its a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people don't want apologies and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them.
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse   Category: Excuse

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

The executive exists to make sensible exceptions to general rules.
Elting E. Morison   Category: Leadership

So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hopes that they will prove useful citizens to their country and respectable members of society.
John Quincy Adams   Category: Bible

The desire of knowledge like the thirst of riches increases ever with the acquisition of it.
Laurence Sterne   Category: Knowledge

All places are distant from heaven alike.
Robert Burton   Category: Alike

Humanity needs practical men who get the most out of their work and without forgetting the general good safeguard their own interests. But humanity also needs dreamers for whom the disinterested development of an enterprise is so captivating that it becomes impossible for them to devote their care to their own material profit. Without doubt these dreamers do not deserve wealth because they do not desire it. Even so a well-organized society should assure to such workers the efficient means of accomplishing their task in a life freed from material care and freely consecrated to research.
Madame Marie Curie   Category: Society

In actual life every areas enterprise begins with and takes its first forward step in faith.
Schlegel   Category: Unsorted

Be not astonished at new ideas; for it is well known to you that a thing does not therefore cease to be true because it is not accepted by many.
Spinoza   Category: Astonish

Life is a glass given to us to fill; a busy life is filling it with as much as it can hold; a hurried life has had more poured into it than it can contain.
William Adams Brown   Category: Unsorted

Advertising is a valuable economic factor because it is the cheapest way of selling goods especially if the goods are worthless.
Sinclair Lewis   Category: Advertising

We know the truth not only by the reason but by the heart.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Truth

We come finally however to the relation of the ideal theory to real world or real probability. If he is consistent a man of the mathematical school washes his hands of applications. To someone who wants them he would say that the ideal system runs parallel to the usual theory: If this is what you want try it: it is not my business to justify application of the system; that can only be done by philosophizing; I am a mathematician. In practice he is apt to say: try this; if it works that will justify it. But now he is not merely philosophizing; he is committing the characteristic fallacy. Inductive experience that the system works is not evidence.
J. E. Littlewood   Category: Mathematics

The two most important requirements for major success are: first being in the right place at the right time and second doing something about it.
Ray Kroc   Category: Right

In vain do they talk of happiness who never subdued an impulse in obedience to a principle. He who never sacrificed a present to a future good or a personal to a general one can speak of happiness only as the blind speak of color.
Horace Mann   Category: Unsorted

If a thing is worth doing it is worth doing badly.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Job

The world is full of care and much like unto a bubble; Women and care and care and women and women and care and trouble.
Nathaniel Ward   Category: Unsorted

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

Stella: When a man and a woman see each other and like each other they ought to come together wham! Like a couple of taxis on Broadway not sit around analyzing each other like two specimens in a bottle.
Thelma Ritter   Category: Unsorted

When ideas fail words come in very handy.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Idea

The will of the entire people is the true basis of republican government and a free expression ... by the public vote of all citizens without distinctions of race color occupation or sex is the only means by which that will can be ascertained.
Victoria Claffin Woodhull   Category: Unsorted

A student by definition doesnt know what he or she doesnt know.
Michael Gorman   Category: Student

Every blade of grass has its Angel that bends over it and whispers grow grow.
Unknown   Category: Angel

We are all either fools or undiscovered geniuses.
Bonnie Lin   Category: Unsorted

My husband and I didnt sign a prenuptial agreement. We signed a mutual suicide pact.
Roseanne Barr   Category: Suicide

The day the child realizes that all adults are imperfect he becomes an adolescent; the day he forgives them he becomes an adult; the day he forgives himself he becomes wise.
Alden Nowlan   Category: Adolescence

Better to write for yourself and have no public than write for the public and have no self.
Cyril Connolly   Category: Writing

The Eagle he was lord above And Rob was lord below.
William Wordsworth   Category: Bird

Pleasure disappoints possibility never. And what wine is so sparkling who so fragrant what so intoxicating as possibility.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Possibility

Bow bow ye lower middle classes! Bow bow ye tradesmen bow ye masses.
William Schwenck Gilbert   Category: Unsorted

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

Justice being destroyed will destroy; Being preserved will preserve; it must never therefore be violated.
Manu   Category: Unsorted

Love truth but pardon error.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Error

It is better to stir up a question without deciding it than to decide it without stirring it up. It is better to debate a question without deciding it than to decide it without debating it.
Joseph Joubert   Category: Discussion

There is nothing in this world constant but inconstancy.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Fidelity

My words fly up my thoughts remain below; Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
William Shakespeare   Category: Praise

You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you can not fool all the people all of the time. Attributed to Abraham Lincoln. Alexander K. McClure Abe Lincolns Yarns and Stories p. 184 (1904). Many quotation books have also attributed this to Lincoln with a variety of sources given. According to Roy R Basler ed. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln vol. 3 p. 81 (1953) Tradition has come to attribute to the Clinton [Illinois] speeches [September 2 1858] one of Lincolns most famous utterances 'You can fool all the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you cannot fool all the people all the time. But he goes on to say that the epigram and any references to it have not been located in Surviving Lincoln documents. This remark has also been attributed to P. T. Barnum.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Writing

Writers are a little below the clowns and a little above the trained seals.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Unsorted

Beware of irresolution in the intent of thy actions beware of instability in the execution; so shalt thou triumph over two great failings of thy nature.
Akhenaton   Category: Resolution

The secret of art is love.
Émile Antoine Bourdelle   Category: Unsorted

He who praises everybody praises nobody.
James Boswell   Category: Praise

Work expands to fill the time available.
Unknown   Category: Housework

I can sing as well as Fred Astaire can act.
Fred Astaire   Category: Unsorted

But you say that money is made by the strong at the expense of the weak? What strength do you mean? It is not the strength of guns or muscles. Wealth is the product of mans capacity to think. Then is money made by the man who invents a motor at the expense of those who did not invent it? Is money made by the intelligent at the expense of the fools? By the able at the expense of the incompetent? By the ambitious at the expense of the lazy? Money is made before it can be looted or mooched made by the effort of every honest man each to the extent of his ability. An honest man is one who knows that he cant consume more than he has produced.
Ayn Rand   Category: Money

There is only one blasphemy and that is the refusal to experience joy.
Paul Rudnick   Category: Blasphemy

Those who do not want to imitate anything produce nothing.
Salvador Dali   Category: Imitation

It represents such fine ideals like non-violent resolution of conflict where possible. After a successful 12-year campaign for the US Postal service to issue Star Trek stamps 1998
Bill Kraft   Category: Unsorted

Humility and love are precisely the graces which the men of the world can understand if they do not comprehend doctrines. They are the graces about which there is no mystery and they are within reach of all classes... [The poorest] Christian can every day find occasion for practicing love and humility.
J. C. Ryle   Category: Unsorted

There are two distinct classes of what are called thoughts: those that we produce in ourselves by reflection and the act of thinking and those that bolt into the mind of their own Accord.
Thomas Paine   Category: Thief

Where are the beginnings the endings and most important the middles?
Julio Cortázar   Category: Unsorted

Richard Wagner commenting on the music of Ludvig Van Beethoven: He was a Titan wrestling with the Gods.
Ludvig Van Beethoven   Category: Unsorted

A fool can no more see his own folly than he can see his ears.
William Makepeace Thackery   Category: Fool

Calmness comes from within. It is the peace and restfulness of the depths of our nature. The fury of storm and of wind agitate only the surface of the sea; they penetrate only two or three hundred feet; below that is the calm unruffled deep. To be ready for the great crises of life we must learn serenity in our daily living. Calmness is the crown of self-control.
William George Jordan   Category: Calm

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

Life is a lying dream he only wakes Who casts the World aside.
Seami Motokiyo   Category: Unsorted

A small mind is obstinate. A great mind can lead and be led.
Alexander Cannon   Category: Unsorted

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

Be silent and safe - silence never betrays you.
lly   Category: Unsorted

All great truths begin as blasphemies.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Blasphemy

If you don't have solid beliefs you cannot build a stable life. Beliefs are like the foundation of a building and they are the foundation to build your life upon.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Belief

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

Too often our minds are locked on one track. We are looking for redso we overlook blue. Many Nobel Prizes have been washed down the drain because someone did not expect the unexpected.
John D. Turner   Category: Expectation

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

Obedience alone gives the right to command.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Oath

Happiness consists more in small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Day

Treason is like diamonds; there is nothing to be made by the small trader.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Treason

Everything comes if a man will only wait.
Tancred   Category: Wait

Power corrupts. Absolute power is kind of neat.
John Lehman   Category: Power

PROJECTILE n. The final arbiter in international disputes. With the growth of prudence in military affairs the projectile came more and more into favor and is now held in high esteem by the most courageous.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Military

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

You will find men who want to be carried on the shoulders of others who think that the world owes them a living. They don't seem to see that we must all lift together and pull together.
Henry Ford   Category: Responsibility

The best way to get great ideas is to get lots of ideas and throw the bad ones away.
Charles Chic Thompson   Category: Idea

Take therefore no thought for the morrow; for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
The Bible   Category: Future

Had I to carve an inscription on my tombstone I would ask for none other than The Individual.
Soren Aabye Kierkegaard   Category: Indispensable

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

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Inferior

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
Carol Burnett   Category: Change

The true character of liberty is independence maintained by force.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Liberty

A crowd is not company and faces are but a gallery of pictures.
Francis Bacon   Category: Mob

In this age of the rule of brute force it is almost impossible for anyone to believe that any one else could possibly reject the law of the final supremacy of brute force.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Force

The best insurance policy for the future of an industry is research which will help it to foresee future lines of development to solve its immediate problems and to improve and cheapen its products.
Sir Harold Hartley   Category: Unsorted

The nourishment is palatable.
Millard Fillmore   Category: Last

The quality not the longevity of ones life is what is important.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Age

I go to seek a great perhaps.
Francois Rabelais   Category: Death

Get to know two things about a man. How he earns his money and how he spends it. You will then have the clue tohis character. You will have a searchlight that shows up the inmost recesses of his soul. You know all you need to knowabout his standards his motives his driving desires his real religion.
Robert J. McCracken   Category: Unsorted

Compound for sins they are inclined to By damning those they have no mind to.
Samuel Butler   Category: Sin

The eyes are more exact witnesses than the ears.
Heraclitus   Category: Witness

The university brings out all abilities including incapability.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Category: University

If you don't get what you want its a sign either that you did not seriously want it or that you tried to bargain over the price.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Bargain

Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? There is more hope of a fool than of him.
The Bible   Category: Vain

Oh you tyrant Titus Tatius! You took such great things for yourself! O Tite tute Tati tibi tanta tyranne tulisti
Quintus Ennius   Category: Unsorted

He who plants a tree plants a hope.
Lucy Larcom   Category: Garden

There is nothing which persevering effort and unceasing and diligent care can not accomplish.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Accomplishment

Credit ... is the only enduring testimonial to mans confidence in man.
James Blish   Category: Unsorted

America is the only nation in history which miraculously has gone directly from barbarism to degeneration without the usual interval of civilization.
Georges Clemenceau   Category: Ambition

How much better is it to weep at joy than to joy at weeping?
William Shakespeare   Category: Cry

Everybody wants to be Cary Grant. Even I want to be Cary Grant.
Cary Grant   Category: Everyone

The superior man makes the difficulty to be overcome his first interest; success comes only later.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Diet

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

KISS n. A word invented by the poets as a rhyme for bliss. It is supposed to signify in a general way some kind of rite or ceremony appertaining to a good understanding; but the manner of its performance is unknown to this lexicographer.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Kissing

You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life.
Albert Camus   Category: Happiness

The state is not abolished it withers away.
Friedrich Engels   Category: State

He it was that first gave to the law the air of a science. He found it a skeleton and clothed it with life color and complexion: he embraced the old statue and by his touch it grew into youth health and beauty.
Barry Yelverton Lord Avonmore   Category: Unsorted

The real test of friendship is: Can you literally do nothing with the other person? Can you enjoy together those moments of life that are utterly simple? They are the moments people look back on at the end of life and number as their most sacred experiences.
Eugene Kennedy   Category: Friendship

All courage is a form of constancy. It is always himself that a coward abandons first. After this all other betrayals come.
Cormac McCarthy   Category: Unsorted

One of the most devastating experiences in human life is disillusionment. Of course there are some illusions the disillusionment of which is healthy. It takes two things to bowl over a tree a heavy wind outside and decay inside. Much of the moral wreckage is caused by inner cynicism a disgust with lifes futility an inability to see sense in it. A person in that mood is an easy mark for the next high wind.
Art Sisson   Category: Disillusionment

Pictures deface walls more often than they decorate them.
William Wordsworth   Category: Art

I see at last that all the knowledge I wrung from the darkness that darkness flung me Is worthless as ignorance: nothing comes from nothing The darkness from the darkness. Pain comes from the darkness And we call it wisdom. It is pain.
Randall Jarrell   Category: Unsorted

I like bubbles and the whole thing. Thats the fun of taking a bath. On his new Magics Elixir Bubble Bath.
Earvin Magic Johnson   Category: Unsorted

Maturity is only a short break in adolescence.
Jules Feiffer   Category: Maturity

Youth is a religion from which one always ends up being converted.
Andre Malraux   Category: Convert

No one can deny that much of our modern advertising is essentially dishonest; and it can be maintained that to lie freely and all the time for private profit is not to abuse the right of free speech whether it is a violation of the law or not. But again the practical question is how much lying for private profit is to be permitted by law?
Carl L. Becker   Category: Advertising

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

He [Milton] was so fair that they called him the lady of Christs College.
John Aubrey   Category: Unsorted

Labor is rest from the sorrows that greet us; from all the petty vexations that meet us; from the sin-promptings that assail us; from the world-sirens that lure us to ill.
F. S. Osgood   Category: Unsorted

The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief.
William Shakespeare   Category: Property

BELLADONNA n. In Italian a beautiful lady; in English a deadly poison. A striking example of the essential identity of the two tongues.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Lady

I returned and saw under the sun that the race is not to the swift nor the battle to the strong neither yet bread to the wise nor yet riches to men of understanding nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all.
The Bible   Category: Chance

He is racist hes homophobic hes xenophobic and hes a sexist. Hes the perfect Republican candidate. [California Democratic Party chairman about Pat Buchanan.]
Bill Press   Category: Republican

Say first of God above or man below What can we reason but from what we know?
Alexander Pope   Category: God

He calls drunkenness an expression identical with ruin.
Diogenes Laertius   Category: Unsorted

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

I have always dressed according to certain Basic Guy Fashion Rules including: * Both of your socks should always be the same color * Or they should at least both be fairly dark.
Dave Barry   Category: Clothes

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 people to fear are not those who disagree with you but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Fair

Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
Alan Bennet   Category: Life

There is a Spanish proverb which says very justly Tell me whom you live with and I will tell you who you are.
Phillip Dormer Stanhope   Category: Unsorted

But America is a great unwieldy Body. Its Progress must be slow. It is like a large Fleet sailing under Convoy. The fleetest Sailors must wait for the dullest and slowest. Like a Coach and sixthe swiftest Horses must be slackened and the slowest quickened that all may keep an even Pace.
John Adams   Category: Ambition

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something.
Frank Capra   Category: Creative

He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Excuse

It is not who governs but what government is entitled to do that is the essential problem.
Charles G. Bragg   Category: Unsorted

You give little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Give

If you achieve success you will get applause and if you get applause you will hear it. My advice to you about applause is this: Enjoy it but never quite believe it.
Robert Montgomery   Category: Applause

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist a woman in the audience stood up and said Yes but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe?
Quentin Crisp   Category: Atheism

If Christ were here now there is one thing he would not be a Christian.
Mark Twain   Category: Christianity

All of the great leaders have had one characteristic in common: it was the willingness to confront unequivocally the major anxiety of their people in their time. This and not much else is the essence of leadership.
John Kenneth Galbraith   Category: Gravity

May evil spirits be confused on the way to your door.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Evil

Disparting towers Trembling all precipitate down dashd Rattling around loud thundering to the moon.
John Dyer   Category: Unsorted

How can one conceive of a one-party system in a country that has over 200 varieties of cheeses?
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Politeness

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are right.
Mark Twain   Category: Friendship

Poets are the only people to whom love is not only a crucial Ive always felt that a persons intelligence is directly reflected by the number of conflicting points of view he can entertain simultaneously on the same topic.
Lisa Alther   Category: Unsorted

Being uninvolved is the long run is more destructive than the pain of involvement.
Mark Braumlich   Category: Unsorted

The wretchedness of being rich is that you live with rich people.... To suppose as we all suppose that we could be rich and not behave as the rich behave is like supposing that we could drink all day and stay sober.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Rich

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will never sit.
Elton Trueblood   Category: Tree

Though science can cause problems it is not by ignorance that we will solve them.
Isaac Asimov   Category: If

But the man he said You boast that all the English laws are fair. Long have I heard such tales they seem like dust upon the air for the English sent my father here for the shooting of a hare.
John Shaw Neilson   Category: Unsorted

I have eyes like those of a dead pig.
Marlon Brando   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing so annoying as to have two people talking when youre busy interrupting.
Mark Twain   Category: Conversation

Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves.
William Pitt the Younger Pitt   Category: Slavery

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

Getting information off the Internet is like taking a drink from a fire hydrant.
Mitchell Kapor   Category: Internet

As a small businessperson you have no greater leverage than the truth.
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Business

If nobody said anything unless he knew what he was talking about a ghastly hush would descend upon the earth.
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert   Category: Nobody

If it has to choose who will be crucified the crowd will always save Barabbas.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Crowd

The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear.
Herbert Sebastian Agar   Category: Truth

Each man has his own vocation; his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Beard

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

The knowledge of the theory of logic has no tendency whatever to make men good reasoners.
Lord Thomas Babington Macaulay   Category: Logic

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

The two most common reasons for losing are: not knowing you're competing in the first place and not knowing with whom you really are competing.
Philip Simborg   Category: Unsorted

I had the Qantas pilots last night and the baby all day today. Ill really have to catch up with the Treasury tonight.
Sir William McMahon   Category: Unsorted

The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking ... the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known I should have become a watchmaker.
Albert Einstein   Category: Man

Appearances to the mind are of four kinds. Things either are what they appear to be; or they neither are nor appear to be; or they are and do not appear to be; or they are not and yet appear to be. Rightly to aim in all these cases is the wise man's task.
Epictetus   Category: Wise

It is as impossible for a man to be cheated by anyone but himself as for a thing to be and not to be at the same time.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Cheating

It is truly said He who would please all and himself too Undertakes what he cannot do.
Ching Chow   Category: Proverb

Its too bad Im not as wonderful a person as people say I am because the world could use a few people like that.
Alan Alda   Category: Unsorted

In the space age the most inportant space is between the ears.
Thomas J. Barlow   Category: Unsorted

Abstinence is as easy to me as temperance would be difficult.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Temperance

You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it come true. You may have to work for it however.
Richard David Bach   Category: Wish

Mans activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is the Hero).
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy   Category: Life

Not to know what has been transacted in former times is to be always a child. If no use is made of the labors of past ages the world must remain always in the infancy of knowledge.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: History

The only thing one can do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Advice

ABSTAINER n. A weak person who yields to the temptation of denying himself a pleasure. A total abstainer is one who abstains from everything but abstention and especially from inactivity in the affairs of others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Abstinence

The lust of avarice has so totally seized upon mankind that their wealth seems rather to possess them than they possess their wealth.
Pliny the Elder   Category: Money

Other things may change us but we start and end with family.
Unknown   Category: Family

The king reigns but does not govern.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: Kindness

Il a mis le cafe Dans la tasse Il a mis le lait Dans la tasse de cafe Il a mis le sucre Dans le cafe au lait Avec la petite cuiller Il a tourne Il a bu le cafe au lait Et il a repose la tasse Sans me parler. [He put the coffee in the cup. He put the milk in the cup of coffee. He put the sugar in the white coffee with the tea- spoon he stirred. He drank the white coffee and he put the cup down. Without speaking to me.]
Jacques Prevert   Category: Unsorted

You cant run a society or cope with its problems if people are not held accountable for what they do.
John Leo   Category: Unsorted

We are a spectacular splendid manifestation of life. We have language.... We have affection. We have genes for usefulness and usefulness is about as close to a common goal of nature as I can guess at. And finally and perhaps best of all we have music.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Music

Everybody is ignorant only on different subjects.
Will Rogers   Category: If

Alone thou goest forth O Lord in sacrifice to die; is this thy sorrow naught to us who pass unheeding by? Our sins not thine thou bearest Lord; make us thy sorrow feel till through our pity and our shame love answers loves appeal. This is earths darkest hour but thou dost light and life restore; then let all praise be given thee who livest evermore. Grant us with thee to suffer pain that as we share this hour thy cross may bring us to thy joy and resurrection power.
Peter Pierre Abelard   Category: Unsorted

We are on the threshold of an age that will raise the standards of living of all men everywhere.
Samuel T. Dana   Category: Unsorted

The safest road to Hell is the gradual one the gentle slope soft underfoot without sudden turnings without milestones without signposts.
Clive Staples (Jack) Lewis   Category: Hell

A great many of those about me would be imprisoned under any law; in France as here they would be regular jailbirds. But I loved them better and better and still I knew how little was my love for them compared to Christs. It is easy enough f or a man
Henri Perrin   Category: Unsorted

Occasions do not make a man either strong or weak; they show what he is.
Thomas à Kempis   Category: Character

Amiable people though often subject to imposition in their contact with the world yet radiate so much of sunshine that they are reflected in all appreciative hearts.
Deluzy   Category: Unsorted

It is always easier to believe than to deny. Our minds are naturally affirmative.
John Burroughs   Category: Belief

A laugh is worth a hundred groans in any market.
Charles Lamb   Category: Laugh

My efforts with Hollywood are like things written in water.
Anne Rice   Category: Unsorted

Some mornings its just not worth chewing through the leather straps
Emo Phillips   Category: Unsorted

The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Home

Confidence in nonsense is a requirement for the creative process.
Unknown   Category: Creative

It were not best that we should all think alike; it is the difference of opinion that makes horse races.
Mark Twain   Category: Alike

Honor lies in honest toil.
Stephan Grover Cleveland   Category: Honor

It is the custom to sneer at the modern apartment-house television big-city Christmas with its commercial taint ... office parties artificial ... Christmas trees ... but future generations in search of their lost Christmases may well remember its innocence; yes and its beauty too.
Paul Gallico   Category: Unsorted

A good example is the best sermon.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Example

Success always occurs in private and failure in full view.
Steven Wright   Category: Success

My lilac trees are old and tall; I cannot reach their bloom at all. They send their perfume over trees And roof and streets to find the bees.
Louise Driscoll   Category: Garden

The successes of the differential equation paradigm were impressive and extensive. Many problems including basic and important ones led to equations that could be solved. A process of self-selection set in whereby equations that could not be solved were automatically of less interest than those that could.
Ian Stewart   Category: Unsorted

We usually get what we anticipate....
Claude M. Bristol   Category: Diet

I never desire to converse with a man who has written more than he has read.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Book

You will do foolish things but do them with enthusiasm.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Enthusiasm

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

Senescence begins And middle age ends The day your descendents Outnumber your friends.
Ogden Nash   Category: Age

Guardian Knight: He chose ... poorly.
Harrison Ford   Category: Unsorted

Every mile is two in winter.
George Herbert   Category: Winter

Is not a patron my lord one who looks with unconcern on a man struggling for life in the water and when he has reached ground encumbers him with help? The notice which you have been pleased to take care of my labors had it been early had been kind; but it has been delayed till I am indifferent and cannot enjoy it; till I am solitary and cannot impart it; till I am known and do not want it.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Notice

If we keep doing what were doing were going to keep getting what were getting
Stephen R. Covey   Category: Research

It is a glorious thing to be indifferent to suffering but only to ones own suffering.
Robert Lynd   Category: Suffer

Forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Earth

Our cities with their swollen populations and cliff dwelling high-rise buildings are breeding places for loneliness. Neighborhoods crumble under the housing development bulldozers and families scatter in pursuit of jobs and professions everywhere. In a world of wheels old and comfortable groupings of people have disappeared.
Allan Fromme   Category: Unsorted

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

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

A true knowledge of ourselves is knowledge of our power.
Mark Rutherford   Category: Unsorted

Philanthropy is almost the only virtue which is sufficiently appreciated by mankind.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Charity

But of all plagues good Heaven thy wrath can send Save me oh save me from the candid friend.
George Canning   Category: Firm


Chuang Tzu   Category: Friendship

Pan or Priapus was worshipped mainly in country areas and especially at harvest time. He was seen as the protector of flocks and wild animals. At the same time he was noted for his wanton behavior with human women and nymphs.
Priapus   Category: Unsorted

Don't just do your bestget the job done!
Stan Watts   Category: Unsorted

Clever people master life; the wise illuminate it and create fresh difficulties.
Emil Nolde   Category: Wise

Fundamentally the force that rules the world is conduct whether it be moral or immoral. If it is moral at least there may be hope for the world. If immoral there is not only no hope but no prospect of anything but destruction of all that has been accomplished during the last 5000 years.
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler   Category: Conduct

The end of the world is coming. Please pay your bill so we don't have to look all over hell for you.
Unknown   Category: Book

Education is what most receive many pass on and few possess.
Karl Kraus   Category: Education

The human voice is the most beautiful instrument of all but it is the most difficult to play.
Richard Strauss   Category: Unsorted

If I were two-faced would I be wearing this one?
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Face

In my house theres this light switch that doesnt do anything. Every so often I would flick it on and off just to check. Yesterday I got a call from a woman in Germany. She said Cut it out
Steven Wright   Category: German

See what will happen if you don't stop biting your fingernails?
Will Rogers   Category: Children

No day is so bad that it can not be fixed by a good nap.
Carrie Snow   Category: Day

Less is a bore.
Robert Venturi   Category: Simple

The wisest man is he who does not fancy that he is so at all.
Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux   Category: Writing

Looking at the championship-winning quarterbacks Edwards remembered their particular talents: Jim McMahon: A great natural leader. Great ability. Great presence. For a guy who was supposed to be blind in one eye he had as much vision as anyone Ive ever seen. Hed know instinctively where he should turn and where he should throw the ball. He was never a problem on the field. He was kind of cocky but that didnt bother me. He had such a quick delivery and such a natural ability. I told Chicago hed win them a Super Bowl.
LaVell Edwards   Category: Football

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

Despair kinda smells like burnt hair. Sounds great but smells lousy. Now fear... fear you can taste! Lets see fear kinda tastes like... like peaches peaches covered with fresh bone marrow
Matt Wagner   Category: Unsorted

Remember you can think for yourself or just surrender your mind. Its your call but don't expect me to pay your bills if you decide to surrender.
Professor Zen   Category: Unsorted

Culture is the sum of all the forms of art of love and of thought which in the course of centuries have enabled man to be less enslaved.
Andre Malraux   Category: Culture

When we touch this domain we are filled with the cosmic force of life itself we sink our roots deep into the black soil and draw power and being up into ourselves. We know the energy of the numen and are saturated with power and being. We feel grounded centered in touch with the ancient and eternal rhythms of life. Power and passion well up like an artesian spring and creativity dances in celebration of life.
David N. Elkins   Category: Unsorted

Knowledge alone does not stop men from evil. The poor and the ignorant are not the greatest sinners. Mans mind may unfold his intellect grow more keen his understanding more profound yet side by side with this may be a moral degeneration such as existed in pagan Greece and Rome.
William A. Scully D.D.   Category: Unsorted

The only lifelong reliable motivations are those that come from within and one of the strongest of those is the joy and pride that grow from knowing that youve just done something as well as you can do it.
Lloyd Dobens and Clare Crawford-Mason   Category: Motivation

Sir what is poetry? Why Sir it is much easier to say what it is not. We all know what light is; but it is not easy to tell what it is.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Light

One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.
Jean Iris Murdoch   Category: Small

Books are not absolutely dead things but do contain a potency of life in them to be as active as that soul was whose progeny they are; nay they do preserve as in a vial the purest efficacy and extraction of that living intellect that bred them.
John Milton   Category: Book

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

Kill reverence and youve killed the hero in man.
Ayn Rand   Category: Hero

If you would marry suitably marry your equal.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Marriage

The logic of worldly success rests on a fallacythe strange error that our perfection depends on the thoughts and opinions and applause of other men. A weird life it is to be living always in somebody else's imagination as if that were the only place in which one could become real.
Thomas Merton   Category: Opinion

At the heart of all beauty lies something inhuman and these hills the softness of the sky the outline of these trees at this very minute lose the illusory meaning with which we had clothed them henceforth more remote than a lost paradise... that denseness and that strangeness of the world is absurd.
Albert Camus   Category: Beauty

We are motivated by a keen desire for praise and the better a man is the more he is inspired by glory. The very philosophers themselves even in those books which they write in contempt of glory inscribe their names.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Glory

The art of a people is a true mirror to their minds.
Jawaharlal Nehru   Category: Art

Variability is the law of life and as no two faces are the same so no two bodies are alike and no two individuals react alike and behave alike under the abnormal conditions which we know as disease.
William Osler   Category: Variety

Reacting to evangelists fondness for quoting Isaiah 1:18 Though your sins be as scarlet they shall be as white as snow.... All my sins are grey.
Sir William Temple   Category: Sin

A smiling face is half the meal.
Proverb   Category: Easy

All human wisdom is summed up in two words wait and hope.
Alexandre Dumas   Category: Hope

Following the way of Jesus Christ and doing all we can for His cause and for our fellow men expresses something of our worship in action. But how to give Him a present to express our love is a bit of a problem. How can you give God anything when He owns everything? But does He? How about that power to choose that precious free will that He has given to every living personality and which He so greatly respects? That is the only present we can give our selves with all our powers of spirit mind and body willingly freely given because we love Him. That is the best and highest worship that you and I can offer and I am sure that it is this above all that God most highly appreciates.
J. B. Phillips   Category: Christianity

Romance should never begin with sentiment. It should begin with science and end with a settlement.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Romance

Summer afternoon - summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language.
Henry James Jr.   Category: Summer

There is one spectacle grander than the sea that is the sky; there is one spectacle grander than the sky that is the interior of the soul.
Victor Hugo   Category: Sea

Real glory springs from the silent conquest of ourselves.
James Thompson   Category: Glory

I am not what I think I am. I am not what you think I am. I am what I think you think I am.
Bleiberg and Leubling   Category: Madness

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

If you can build a business up big enough its respectable.
Will Rogers   Category: Business

Bore: n. a person who talks when you wish him to listen.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Bore

Love is to the heart what the summer is to the farmers year. It brings to harvest all the loveliest flowers of the soul.
Billy Graham   Category: Unsorted

There is no refuge from confession but suicide; and suicide is confession.
Daniel Webster   Category: Confession

A long life may not be good enough but a good life is long enough.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Good

Home is the place where when you have to go there They have to take you in.
Robert Frost   Category: Home

Life without credit would be horrid. Life with too much credit is worse than horrid its a nightmare. Credit always costs. Whenever you say charge it! You are paying something more in one way or another than you would pay for the same item or service in cash. There is a plus to credit if one can use it wisely. For a home for an automobile for schooling etc. But take care don't abuse it. Stay well below your desires. And pay off as quickly as you can. Take care of what you have and have as little as you really need. Buy used when practical. Make do with what you have until you can pay cash for consumable items.
Arthur Milton   Category: Credit

The Centipede was happy quite Until the Toad in fun Said 'Pray which leg goes after which?' And worked her mind to such a pitch She lay distracted in the ditch Considering how to run.
Mrs. Edmund Craster   Category: Mind

The real war will never get in the books.
Walt Whitman   Category: War

Man thinks God directs.
Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York   Category: Rational

What we call human nature in actuality is human habit.
Jewel Kilcher   Category: Unsorted

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

In this country [England] it is good to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others. The reference is to Admiral John Byng who was executed in 1757 for failing to prevent the French from taking Minorca.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Wise

Hatred is like fire; it makes even light rubbish deadly.
George Eliot   Category: Hate

It all meant nothing but Move a little farther. You are too near me.
Speckled Snake   Category: Unsorted

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

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Regret

Creation is a better means of self-expression than possession; it is through creating not possessing that life is revealed.
Vida D. Scudder   Category: Unsorted

ADMONITION n. Gentle reproof as with a meat-axe. Friendly warning.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Gentle

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

I pretended to be somebody I wanted to be until finally I became that person. Or he became me.
Cary Grant   Category: Pretend

The adversary she found herself forced to fight was not worth matching or beating; it was not a superior ability which she would have found honour in challenging; it was ineptitude a grey spread of cotton that seemed soft and shapeless that could offer no resistance to anything or anybody yet managed to be a barrier in her way. She stood disarmed before the riddle of what made this possible she could find no answer.
Ayn Rand   Category: Fight

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

One-half the troubles of this life can be traced to saying yes too quickly and not saying no soon enough.
Josh Billings   Category: No

Gambling: The sure way of getting nothing for something.
Wilson Mizner   Category: Gallant

The opportunity for the average workman to rise to the management positions in industry was never better than it is today. These opportunities will continue to grow in the next decade. If the average intelligent and honest workman supplements his practical work experience with study of the general problems of business he will find privileged opportunities and promotion awaiting him.
Henry H. Heimann   Category: Unsorted

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

The hair ball blocking the drain of the shower reminded Laura she would never see her little dog Pritzi again.
Claudia Fields   Category: Unsorted

The stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner.
The Bible   Category: Refuse

He who shall introduce into public affairs the principle of primitive Christianity will change the face of the world.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Christianity

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

If we understand that the Lord has given us a doctrine of wholehearted aggressive goodwill even toward unfriendly people we can save our world even at a time when it was never more difficult to believe in ourselves and our fellow-men.
Lee Vaughn Barker D.D.   Category: Unsorted

Exercise ferments the humors casts them into their proper channels throws off redundancies and helps nature in those secret distributions without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor nor the soul act with cheerfulness.
Joseph Addison   Category: Humor

Consider how hard it is to change yourself and you'll understand what little chance you have of trying to change others.
Jacob Braude   Category: Change

An idle brain is the devils workshop.
Proverb   Category: Devil

The bookful blockhead ignorantly read With loads of learned lumber in his head.
Alexander Pope   Category: If

Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Quiet

Unless the job means more than the pay it will never pay more.
H. Bertram Lewis   Category: Unsorted

Love is like the moon when it does not increase it decreases.
Segur   Category: Love

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

Paul Rosenfeld commenting on the music of Ernest Bloch: This music makes one feel as though an element that had remained unchanged throughout three thousand years an element that is in every Jew and by which every Jew must know himself and his decent were caught up in it and fixed there.
Ernest Bloch   Category: Unsorted

Life is like riding a bicycle. You don't fall off unless you stop peddling.
Claude Pepper   Category: Bicycle

The future always holds something for the man who keeps his faith in it.
H. L. Hollis   Category: Unsorted

The reason why worry kills more people than hard work is that more people worry than work.
Robert Frost   Category: Worry

For me the appropriate metaphor for the inner spiritual centre is a garden a place of potential peace and tranquility. This garden is a place where the Spirit of God comes to make self-disclosure to share wisdom to give affirmation or rebuke to provide encouragement and to give direction and guidance. When this garden is in proper order it is a quiet place and there is an absence of busyness of defiling noise of confusion. The inner garden is a delicate place and if not properly maintained it will be quickly overrun by intrusive under-growth. God does not often walk in disordered gardens. And that is why inner gardens that are ignored are said to be empty.
Gordon MacDonald   Category: Garden

Glory built on selfish principles is shame and guilt.
William Cowper   Category: Glory

True thinkers are characterized by a blending of clearness and mystery.
Victor Hugo   Category: Unsorted

The search for static security - in the law and elsewhere - is misguided. The fact is security can only be achieved through constant change adapting old ideas that have outlived their usefulness to current facts.
William O. Douglas   Category: Expectation

Here was buried Thomas Jefferson Author of the Declaration of American Independence Of the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom And Father of the University of Virginia.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Epitaphs

It seems to me that the thing that makes the theater worthwhile is the fact that it attracts so many people with ideas who are constantly trying to share them with the public. Real art is illumination. It gives a man an idea he never had before or lights up ideas that were formless or only lurking in the shadows of his mind. It adds stature to life.
Brooks Atkinson   Category: Unsorted

When I carefully consider the curious habits of dogs I am compelled to conclude That man is the superior animal. When I consider the curious habits of man I confess my friend I am puzzled.
Ezra Pound   Category: Dog

The object of art is to crystallize emotion into thought And then fix it in form.
Francois Delsarte   Category: Unsorted

Fear is the main source of superstition and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom in the pursuit of truth as in the endeavor after a worthy manner of life.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Cruel

Canadians are cold so much of the time that many of them leave instructions to be cremated.
Cynthia Nelms   Category: Unsorted

Calvin: Im not dumb I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.
William B.'Bill' Watterson II   Category: Unsorted

When we love - we grow.
Proverb   Category: Growth

Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don't have any problems you don't get any seeds.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Unsorted

Storys to rede ar delitabill Suppos that thai be nocht bot fabill.
John Barbour   Category: Unsorted

Was there ever any domination which did not appear natural to those who possessed it?
John Stuart Mill   Category: Dictators

The only thing worse than a husband who never notices what you cook or what you wear is a husband who always notices what you cook and what you wear.
Sandra Litoff   Category: Husband

The habit of shedding blood or even of seeing it shed corrupts all sentiment of humanity.
Compte de Volney   Category: Unsorted

Emotional release and muscular release are interdependent one does not occur without the other.
Elaine Mayland   Category: Unsorted

I hate mankind for I think myself one of the best of them and I know how bad I am.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Bad

Early to rise and early to bed. Makes a male healthy wealthy and dead.
James Thurber   Category: Early

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

Trees have from time immemorial been closely associated with magic. These stout members of the vegetable kingdom may stand for as long as a thousand years and tower far above our mortal heads. As such they are symbols and keepers of unlimited power longevity and timelessness. An untouched forest studded with trees of all ages sizes and types is more than a mysterious magical place it is one of the energy reservoirs of nature. Within its boundaries stand ancient and new sentinels guardians of the universal force which has manifested on the the Earth....
Scott Cunningham   Category: Unsorted

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

History does not repeat itself. Historians repeat each other.
Arthur James Lord Balfour   Category: History

The gods too are fond of a joke.
Aristotle   Category: God

Lord grant that I may always desire more than I accomplish.
Michelangelo Buonarroti   Category: Aim

God wrote His loveliest poem on the day He made the first silver poplar tree And set it high upon a pale-gold hill For all the new enchanted earth to see.
Grace Noll   Category: Unsorted

If you want to kill any idea in the world today get a committee working on it.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Committee

We have taught our people to use prayer too much as a means of comfort not in the original and heroic sense of uplifting inspiring strengthening but in the more modern and baser sense of soothing sorrow dulling pain and drying tears the comfort of the cushion not the comfort of the Cross.
G. A. Studdert Kennedy   Category: Unsorted

All this and heaven too.
Matthew Henry   Category: Heaven

Prosperity is living easily and happily in the real world whether you have money or not.
Jerry Gellis   Category: Unsorted

PANTOMIME n. A play in which the story is told without violence to the language. The least disagreeable form of dramatic action.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Drama

The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth which it prevents you from achieving.
Russell Green   Category: Education

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

I cant do it never yet accomplished anything; I will try has performed wonders.
George P. Burnham   Category: Accomplishment

I paint objects as I think them not as I see them.
Pablo Picasso   Category: Answer

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

You have spent many lives and much treasure to bring freedom to many lands that were reluctant to receive it. And here you have a people who won it by themselves and need only the help to preserve it.
Corazon C. Aquino   Category: Unsorted

Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
Euripides   Category: Success

Meditation is the souls perspective glass.
Owen Feltham   Category: Unsorted

Dürer would have seen a reason for living in a town like this.
Marianne Craig Moore   Category: Unsorted

Goals are dreams with deadlines.
Diana Scharf Hunt   Category: Goals

I am proud of the fact that I never invented weapons to kill.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Kill

Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein   Category: Logic

The thought of suicide is a great consolation: by means of it one gets successfully through many a bad night.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Suicide

Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient often wise in party politics almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Compromise

By night an atheist half believes a God.
Edward Young   Category: Night

Happiness ... it lies in the joy of achievement in the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Happiness

A man's mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Idea

Dreaming premits each of and every one of us to be quietly and safely insane every night of our lives.
William Dement   Category: Dream

If I were not Alexander I would be Diogenes.
Alexander III the Great   Category: Library

Endurance is the crowning quality And patience all the passion of great hearts.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Endure

When you have got an elephant by the hind leg and he is trying to run away it is best to let him run.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Elephant

The best discipline maybe the only discipline that really works is self- discipline.
Walter Kiechel III   Category: Unsorted

Increased means and increased leisure are the two civilizers of man.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Civilization

He who has heard the same thing told by 12000 eye-witnesses has only 12000 probabilities which are equal to one strong probability which is far from certain.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Probability

God heals and the doctor takes the fee.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Doctor

Life is a gamble at terrible odds if it were a bet you would not take it.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Bet

No story is the same to us after a lapse of time; or rather we who read it are no longer the same interpreters.
George Eliot   Category: Appreciation

Put all your eggs in one basket and watch that basket!
Andrew Carnegie   Category: Cause

A comfortable old age is the reward of a weII-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay it should give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
R. Palmer   Category: Age

The higher up you go the more gentle you have to reach down to help other people succeed.
Rick Castro   Category: Unsorted

Mans nature is made up of four elements which produce in him four attributes namely the beastly the brutal the satanic and the divine. In man there is something of the pig the dog the devil and the saint.
Abu-Hamid Muhammad al-Ghazzali   Category: Unsorted

It is hard enough to remember my opinions without also remembering my reasons for them!
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Opinion

What is a committee? A group of the unwilling picked from the unfit to do the unnecessary.
Richard Harkness   Category: Unsorted

Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Job

Wherever there is a human being there is an opportunity for kindness.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Housework

He who slings mud generally loses ground.
Adlai Ewing Stevenson   Category: Mud

The rose is a rose And was always a rose But the theory now goes That the apples a rose And the pear is and sos The plum I suppose The dear only knows What will next prove a rose You of course are a rose - But were always a rose.
Robert Frost   Category: Unsorted

Commemorative stone in the floor of the Chapel of St. George in Westminster Abbey London dedicated in 1947: TO THE MEMORY OF ROBERT BADEN-POWELL CHIEF SCOUT OF THE WORLD 1857-1941 Upon one side of the stone was the badge of the Boy Scouts the arrow-head to point the true way as it had pointed the way for sailors and navigators from the time of the earliest maps; and on the other the badge of the Girl Guides-the three-leafed clover.
Sir Robert Baden-Powell   Category: Unsorted

One should guard against preaching to young people success in the customary form as the main aim in life. The most important motive for work in school and in life is pleasure in work pleasure in its result and the knowledge of the value of the result to the community.
Albert Einstein   Category: Pleasure

It matters not what goal you seek Its secret here reposes: Youve got to dig from week to week To get Results or Roses.
Edgar Albert Guest   Category: Goals

The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Cat

To be trusted is a greater compliment than to be loved. Love is the sweetest thing in the world but to be trusted throws upon him who receives that trust an obligation that he must not fail to discharge.
David Oman McKay   Category: Trust

Love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking together in the same direction.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery   Category: Love

The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you.
Lady Nancy Astor   Category: Success

Smile it is the key that fits the lock of everybodys heart.
   Category: Heart

There will be selfishness and greed and corruption and narrowness and intolerance in the world tomorrow and tomorrows tomorrow. But pray God we may have the courage and the wisdom and the vision to raise a definite standard that will appeal to the best that is in man and then strive mightily toward that goal.
Harold E. Stassen   Category: Unsorted

It is better to risk saving a guilty person than to condemn an innocent one.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Condemn

The power to tax is not the power to destroy while this Court sits.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Tax

Whatever you have spend less.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Unsorted

To make a happy fire-side clime To weans and wife Thats the true pathos and sublime Of human life.
Robert Burns   Category: Marriage

The slave has but one master the ambitious man has as many masters as there are persons whose aid may contribute to the advancement of his fortune.
Jean de La Bruyere   Category: Ambition

The less help you have in a garden the more yours it is.
Nikki   Category: Unsorted

I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of ambition which pervades your very being and seems to make the days work like a happy child at play.
Albert Einstein   Category: Ambition

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

A good name is seldom regained. When character is gone all is gone and one of the richest jewels of life is lost forever.
J. Hawes   Category: Unsorted

Don't consider that anything has been done if anything is left to be done. Nil actum reputa si quid superest agendum
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus   Category: Do

The great enemy of clear language is insincerity.
George Orwell   Category: Clear

She was okay. There was nothing wrong with her that a vasectomy of the vocal cords would not fix.
Lisa Alther   Category: Bore

The only fence against the world is a thorough knowledge of it.
John Locke   Category: World

Beauty in art is often nothing but ugliness subdued.
Jean Rostand   Category: Beauty

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: Find

Oscar Wilde: I wish I had said that. Whistler: You will Oscar you will.
James McNeil Whistler   Category: Unsorted

Do not overestimate the decency of the human race.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Decency

Men argue; nature acts.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Argument

Being on the tightrope is living; everything else is waiting.
Karl Wallenda   Category: Live

You cannot truly listen to anyone and do anything else at the same time.
M. Scott Peck   Category: Unsorted

Who ever loved that loved not at first sight.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: First

The Queen is most anxious to enlist everyone in checking this mad wicked folly of Womens Rights. It is a subject which makes the Queen so furious that she cannot contain herself.
Queen Victoria   Category: Unsorted

The shortest distance between two points is usually under repair.
Unknown   Category: Distance

Old England is our home and Englishmen are we; Our tongue is known in every clime our flag in every sea.
Mary Howitt   Category: Unsorted

Some people who yearn for endless life don't know what to do with a rainy afternoon.
Harvey H. Potthoff   Category: Unsorted

I cant take a well-tanned person seriously.
Cleveland Amory   Category: Tan

In science as in love too much concentration on technique can often lead to impotence.
Peter Ludwig Berger   Category: Science

The only thing I regret about my past is the length of it. If I had to live my life again Id make the same mistakes only sooner.
Tallulah Bankhead   Category: Regret

Enthusiasm reflects confidence spreads good cheers raises morale inspires associates arouses loyalty and laughs at adversity ... it is beyond price.
Allan Cox   Category: Enthusiasm

Old age is a shipwreck.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: Age

Youve got to take the bitter with the sour.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Diet

Start writing a new chapter for if you live by the book youll never make history.
Ben Sobel   Category: Unsorted

The rights of women are sacred. See that women are maintained in the rights assigned to them.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Women

The United States is like the guy at the party who gives cocaine to everybody and still nobody likes him.
Jim Samuels   Category: Unsorted

Too poor for a bribe and too proud to importune He had not the method of making a fortune.
Thomas Gray   Category: Bribery

The heart of all problems whether economic political or social is a human heart. The man comes first then the plan.
L. M. Charles-Edwards DD   Category: Unsorted

I have called this principle by which each slight variation if useful is preserved by the term Natural Selection.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Evolution

We believe that an informed citizenry will act for life and not for death.
Albert Einstein   Category: Death

The fragrance always stays in the hand that gives the rose.
Hada Bejar   Category: Hand

If I shoot at the sun I may hit a star.
PhineasTaylor Barnum   Category: Aim

Man as an individual is a genius. But men in the mass form the Headless Monster a great brutish idiot that goes where prodded.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Unsorted

Stupidity like virtue is its own reward.
Bill Davidsen   Category: Stupidity

There are two good rules which ought to be written on every heart never to believe anything bad about anybody unless you positively know it to be true; never to tell even that unless you feel that it is absolutely necessary and that God is listening while you tell it.
Henry van Dyke   Category: Gossip

Where these is an open mind there will always be a frontier.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Frontiers

Determined not to survive her husband stabbed herself and handed dagger to him: Paetus it doesn't hurt. Paete non dolet
Arria   Category: Unsorted

Though one were fair as roses His beauty clouds and closes.
Algernon Charles Swinburne   Category: Garden

Garden: One of a vast number of free outdoor restaurants operated by charity-minded amateurs in an effort to provide healthful balanced meals for insects birds and animals.
Henry Beard & Roy McKie   Category: Garden

Books had instant replay long before televised sports.
Egbert Austin Bert Williams   Category: Book

Ah pray no mistake We are not shy; Were very wide awake The Moon and I.
Sir William Schwenck Gilbert   Category: Unsorted

One of the tests of leadership is the ability to recognize a problem before it becomes an emergency.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Leadership

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

If you are too careful you are so occupied in being careful that you are sure to stumble over something.
Gertrude Stein   Category: Care

New England is a finished place. Its destiny is that of Florence or Venice not Milan while the American empire careens onward toward its unpredicted end.... It is the first American section to be finished to achieve stability in the conditions of its life. It is the first old civilization the first permanent civilization in America.
Bernard De Voto   Category: Civilization

Politicians in government should be changed regularly like diapers for the same reason.
Richard Davies   Category: Unsorted

The American government is making nuclear weapons like theres no tomorrow.
Emo Philips   Category: Unsorted

Don't expect your neighbor to be better than your neighbor's neighbor.
Unknown   Category: Neighbor

When a business firm attempts to mold its whole policy to meet the prices of its competitor that business is entering a labyrinth the center of which is the chamber of despair. Highest quality never can be given nor obtained at the lowest prices. If a price must be sacrificed quality must be sacrificed. If quality is sacrificed society is not truly served.
H. T. Garvey   Category: Unsorted

Music inflames temperament.
Jim Morrison   Category: Music

Think where mans glory most begins and ends And say my glory was I had such friends.
William Butler Yeats   Category: Friendship

All I want is a warm bed a kind word and unlimited power.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Power

Im Charleys aunt from Brazil - where the nuts come from.
Brandon Thomas   Category: Unsorted

People seldom want to walk over you until you lie down.
Elmer Wheeler   Category: Unsorted

RESTITUTIONS n. The founding or endowing of universities and public libraries by gift or bequest.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Gift

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton   Category: Music

Timid men prefer the calm of despotism to the tempestuous sea of Liberty.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Calm

What fairy-like music steals over the sea Entrancing our senses with charmed melody?
Mrs. C. B. Wilson   Category: Unsorted

The flaw which is hidden is deemed greater than it is.
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Fault

In matters of principle stand like a rock. In matters of taste swim with the current.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Principle

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

You had better have one King than five hundred.
Charles II   Category: Unsorted

Yesterday is a canceled check; tomorrow is a promissory note; today is the only cash you have. Spend it wisely.
Unknown   Category: Today

POKER n. A game said to be played with cards for some purpose to this lexicographer unknown.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Cards

On writing humor: There must be courage; there must be no awe. There must be criticism for humor to my mind is encapsulated in criticism. There must be a disciplined eye and a wild mind.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Humor

Habit with him was all the test of truth ‘It must be right: I've done it from my youth.'
George Crabbe   Category: Habit

The most useful piece of learning for the uses of life is to unlearn what is untrue.
Antisthenes   Category: Unsorted

There is nothing that war has ever achieved that we could not better achieve without it.
Henry Havelock Ellis   Category: War

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

Nine keys to contentment Health enough to make work a pleasure. Wealth enough to support your needs. Strength enough to battle with difficulties and overcome them. Grace enough to confess your sins and forsake them. Patience enough to toil until some good is accomplished. Charity enough to see some good in your neighbors. Love enough to move you to be useful and helpful to others. Faith enough to make real things of God. Hope enough to remove all anxious fears concerning the future.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Content

This is truth the poet sings ...
John Greenleaf Whittier   Category: Unsorted

From the moment I picked your book up until I laid it down I was convulsed with laughter. Some day I intend reading it.
Groucho Marx   Category: Book

Much of what has been called religion has an unconscious attitude of hostility toward life. True religion must teach that life is filled with joys pleasing to the eye of God that knowledge without action is empty. All men must see that the teaching of religion by rule and rote is largely a hoax. The proper teaching is recognized with ease. You can know it without fail because it awakens within you that sensation which tells you this is something youve always known.
Frank Patrick Herbert   Category: Religion

Neither will the wave which has passed be called back; nor can the hour which has gone by return.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Error

Any well-established village in New England or the northern Middle West could afford a town drunkard a town atheist and a few Democrats.
Denis William Brogan   Category: Unsorted

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he Who finds himself loses his misery.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Find

Generosity during life is a very different thing from generosity in the hour of death; one proceeds from genuine liberality and benevolence the other from pride or fear.
Horace Mann   Category: Generation

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

Wars never hurt anybody except the people who die.
Salvador Dali   Category: War

If were gonna go we might as well go with our guts hanging out.
Coach Perry Clark   Category: Unsorted

Youth beauty graceful action seldom fail: But common interest always will prevail; And pity never ceases to be shown To him who makes the people's wrongs his own.
John Dryden   Category: Interest

It is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Truth

If I accept you as you are I will make you worse; however if I treat you as though you are what you are capable of becoming I help you become that.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Acceptance

It is better that great peoples should seek out glory or even vanity in their deeds than that they should remain indifferent . For even if they are not incited to act upon virtuous principles at least there is the saving grace that they will do things they might not have done had not vanity prompted their actions.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Vanity

Every great work every great accomplishment has been brought into manifestation through holding to the vision and often just before the big achievement comes apparent failure and discouragement.
Florence Scovel Shinn   Category: Accomplishment

Back of the beating hammer By which the steel is wrought Back of the workshops clamor The seeker may find the thought.
Berton Braley   Category: Unsorted

Only the little people pay taxes.
Leona Helmsley   Category: Unsorted

The poet is in command of his fantasy while it is exactly the mark of the neurotic that he is possessed by his fantasy.
Lionel Trilling   Category: Fantasy

Prose - words in their best order; Poetry - the best words in their best order.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Poetry

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

Poverty is no disgrace to a man but it is confoundedly inconvenient.
Rev. Sydney Smith   Category: Potential

Gardens can be sharp and spiky as well as rose-embowered and honeysuckle-twined: there are corners and settings where thistles are not such an asinine taste after all.
Robin Lane Fox   Category: Unsorted

America is great because she is good and if America ever ceases to be good America will cease to be great.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Ambition

The Master said Yu shall I tell you what knowledge is? When you know a thing to know that you know it and when you do not know a thing to recognize that you do not know it. That is knowledge.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Know

We don't want to fight but by jingo if we do Weve got the ships weve got the men weve got the money too.
G. W. Hunt   Category: Fight

Puritanism believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty laid without knowing it the egg of democracy.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Democracy

He who has his thumb on the purse has the power.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: Power

Lying is an indispensable part of making life tolerable.
Bergen Evans   Category: Indispensable

The only real training for leadership is leadership.
Anthony Jay   Category: Leadership

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.
John Vance Cheney   Category: Eyes

Last night I played a blank tape at full blast. The mime next door went nuts.
Steven Wright   Category: Deaf

God has given you one face and you make yourselves another.
William Shakespeare   Category: Face

Guard against the prestige of great names; see that your judgments are your own; and do not shrink from disagreement; no trusting without testing.
John Dalberg Lord Acton   Category: Judgment

Mans best possession is a sympathetic wife.
Euripides   Category: Marriage

Good taste is better than bad taste but bad taste is better than no taste.
Arnold Bennett   Category: Taste

There are two benefits of which the generality of men are the losers and of which they do not know the value.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Benefit

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

TRIAL n. A formal inquiry designed to prove and put upon record the blameless characters of judges advocates and jurors. In order to effect this purpose it is necessary to supply a contrast in the person of one who is called the defendant...
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Contrast

It is by not always thinking of yourself if you can manage it that you might somehow be happy. Until you make room in your life for someone as important to you as yourself you will always be searching and lost ...
Richard David Bach   Category: Self

The best use of life is to spend it for something that outlasts life.
William James   Category: Age

Dear as rememberd kisses after death And sweet as those by hopeless fancy feignd On lips that are for others; deep as love Deep as first love and wild with all regret. Oh death in life the days that are no more!
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Kissing

Nothing happens to any man which he is not formed by nature to bear.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Endure

What they could do with round here is a good war. What else can you expect with peace running wild all over the place? You know what the trouble with peace is? No organization.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Organization

We have all forgot more than we remember.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Poetry

Mathematics is the tool specially suited for dealing with abstract concepts of any kind and there is no limit to its power in this field.
Paul Adrien Maurice Dirac   Category: Unsorted

Sir my concern is not whether God is on our side My great concern is to be on Gods side for God is always right.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Concern

Books are not made for furniture but there is nothing else that so beautifully furnishes a house.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Book

No citizen of this nation is worthy of the name unless he bears unswerving loyalty to the system under which he lives the system that gives him more benefits than any other system yet devised by man. Loyalty leaves room to change the system when need be but only under the ground rules by which we Americans live.
John A. Hannah   Category: Unsorted

Women have simple tastes. They can get pleasure out of the conversation of children in arms and men in love.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Woe

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

To understand everything makes one tolerant.
Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël   Category: Tolerance

The only way to get rid of responsibilities is to discharge them.
Walter S. Robertson   Category: Responsibility

An open ear is the only believable sign of an open heart.
David Augsburger   Category: Listen

People like nails lose their effectiveness when they lose direction and begin to bend.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Direction

Archimedes constructing his circle pays with his life for his defective biological adaptation to immediate circumstances.
Ernst Mach   Category: Adapt

Say what you know do what you must come what may.
Sonja Kovalevsky   Category: God

Satisfaction of ones curiosity is one of the greatest sources of happiness in life.
Linus Pauling   Category: Curiosity

Arguing with a persons faith is like chasing them around a big empty parking lot. You can keep backing them up and backing them upbut you never actually corner them.
George Weilacher   Category: Unsorted

You cant be patient if youre not strong.
Nick Boliteri   Category: Unsorted

You wish to see; listen. Hearing is a step toward Vision.
Saint Bernard of Clairvaux   Category: Vision

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

There was once a man Harry called the Steppenwolf. He went on two legs wore clothes and was a human being but nevertheless he was in reality a wolf of the Steppes. He had learned a good deal of all that people of a good intelligence can and was a fairly clever fellow. What he had not learned however was this: to find contentment in himself and his own life.
Hermann Hesse   Category: Content

Without free speech no search for truth is possible; without free speech progress is checked and the nations no longer march forward toward the nobler life which the future holds for man. Better a thousandfold abuse of free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day but the denial stays the life of the people and entombs the hope of the race.
Charles Bradlaugh   Category: Speak

The greatest respect is owed to a child. Maxima debetur puero reverentia.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Children

SELFISH adj. Devoid of consideration for the selfishness of others.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Selfishness

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

MORE adj. The comparative degree of too much.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: More

Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Conflict

Original spelling. But Dulness sits at Helm and in this Age Governs on Councils Pulpits and the Stage: Here a dull Councellor adord we see And there a Poet duller yet than he With beardless Bishop dullest of the three Tis dangerous to think For who by thinking tempts his jealous Fate Is straight arraignd as Traytor to the State And none that come within the Verge of Sense Have to Preferment now the least Pretence....
John Wilmot Rochester   Category: Unsorted

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Jack Herbert   Category: Advice

Then God may He be exalted! said to me What are you? I replied I am two things according to two different relations. With respect to You I am the Eternal forever and ever. I am the necessary Being who epiphanizes himself. My necessity proceeds from the necessity of Your essence and my eternity from the eternity of Your knowledge and Your attributes. With respect to me I am pure non-being who has never breathed the perfume of existence the adventitious being who remains nonexistent in his adventitiousness. I only possess being so long as I am present with You and for You. Left to myself and absent from You I am one who is not even while he is (fa-ana mafqud mawjud).
Abd al-Kader   Category: God

Time to me this truth has taught (‘Tis a pleasure worth revealing) More offend from want of thought Than from any want of feeling.
Charles Swain   Category: Unsorted

Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.
Lou Dorfsman   Category: Creative

Behind every argument is someones ignorance.
Justice Louis Dembitz Brandeis   Category: Argument

Life is pain...anyone who says differently is selling something.
Dread Pirate Roberts   Category: Unsorted

Perhaps the truth depends on a walk around the lake.
Wallace Stevens   Category: Nature

You need not tell the truth unless to those who have a right to know it all. But let all you tell be truth.
Horace Mann   Category: Truth

Few minds wear out; more rust out.
Christian Nestell Bovee   Category: Mind

Still in bloom California flowers dance to winter song.
Victor P. Gendrano   Category: Unsorted

A tragic situation exists precisely when virtue does not triumph but when it is still felt that man is nobler than the forces which destroy him.
George Orwell   Category: Noble

As we learn to shorten the time between offense and forgiveness there becomes no time left for anger or vindictiveness.
Unknown   Category: Forgive

A clever man commits no minor blunders.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Mistake

Success is good management in action.
William E. Holler   Category: Success

We will learn that computers amazing as they are still cannot come close to being as effective as human beings. A computer isnt creative on its own because it is programmed to behave in a predictable way. Creativity comes from looking for the unexpected and stepping outside your own experience. Computers simply cannot do that.
Masaru Ibuka   Category: Unsorted

People will not look forward to posterity who never look backward to their ancestors.
Edmund Burke   Category: Ancestors

The chief pang of most trials is not so much the actual suffering itself as our own spirit of resistance to it.
Jean Nicolas Grou   Category: Unsorted

He is a man of capacity who possesses considerable intellectual riches: while he is a man of genius who finds out a vein of new ore. Originality is the seeing nature differently from others and yet as it is in itself. It is not singularity or affectation but the discovery of new and valuable truth. All the world do not see the whole meaning of any object they have been looking at. Habit blinds them to some things: shortsightedness to others. Every mind is not a gauge and measure of truth. Nature has her surface and her dark recesses. She is deep obscure and infinite. It is only minds on whom she makes her fullest impressions that can penetrate her shrine or unveil her Holy of Holies. It is only those whom she has filled with her spirit that have the boldness or the power to reveal her mysteries to others.
William Hazlitt   Category: Creative

Morale is self-esteem in action.
Avery Weisman MD   Category: Morale

We are constantly invited to be who we are.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Vigilant

Oh leave this barren spot to me! Spare woodman spare the beechen tree!
Thomas Campbell   Category: Unsorted

The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted the second willfully preferred.
George Bancroft   Category: Prejudice

It is there all the time.
Anna Freud   Category: Unsorted

For books are more than books they are the life the very heart and core of ages past the reason why men worked and died the essence and quintessence of their lives.
Amy Lowell   Category: Book

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

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

Like will to like.
John Heywood   Category: Prepare

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

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

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

People will listen a great deal more patiently while you explain your mistakes than when you explain your successes.
Wilbur N. Nesbit   Category: Mistake

Consider pleasures as they depart not as they come.
Aristotle   Category: Pleasure

O Lord! thou knowest how busy I must be this day: if I forget thee do not thou forget me.
Sir Jacob Astley   Category: Unsorted

I think that if you shake the tree you ought to be around when the fruit falls to pick it up.
Mary Cassatt   Category: Consequences

Dreams are eraser dust I blow off my page. They fade into the emptiness Another dark grey day. Dreams are only memories Of the plans I had back then. Dreams are eraser dust And now I use a pen.
Kelli Schmidt   Category: Dream

My strength is as the strength of ten because my heart is pure.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Strength

There is no meaning to life except the meaning man gives to his life by the unfolding of his powers.
Erich Fromm   Category: Life

Modern poverty is not the poverty that was blest in the Sermon on the Mount.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Potential

Envy always implies conscious inferiority wherever it resides.
Pliny the Elder   Category: Unsorted

Freedom to be your best means nothing unless you're willing to do your best.
Colin Powell   Category: Unsorted

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

The present is big with the future.
Leibnitz   Category: Unsorted

Maintaining a complicated life is a great way to avoid changing it.
Elaine St. James   Category: Change

Every time we start thinking were the center of the universe the universe turns around and says with a slightly distracted air Im sorry. Whatd you say your name was again?
Margaret Maron   Category: Ego

Whats the use of a revolution without general copulation.
Peter Weiss   Category: Unsorted

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

About Thomas Hobbes: He was 40 years old before he looked on geometry; which happened accidentally. Being in a gentlemans library Euclids Elements lay open and twas the 47 El. libri I [Pythagoras Theorem]. He read the proposition By God sayd he this is impossible: So he reads the demonstration of it which referred him back to such a proposition; which proposition he read. That referred him back to another which he also read. Et sic deinceps that at last he was demonstratively convinced of that truth. This made him in love with geometry.
John Aubrey   Category: Mathematics

It took me fifteen years to discover that I had no talent for writing but I couldnt give it up because by then I was too famous.
Robert Charles Benchley   Category: False

Nothing is really work unless you would rather be doing something else.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Work

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

Self criticism must be my guide to action and the first rule for its employment is that in itself it is not a virtue only a procedure.
Sir Kingsley William Amis   Category: Criticism

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

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
The Bible   Category: Day

When you are in a state of nonacceptance its difficult to learn. A clenched fist cannot receive a gift and a clenched psyche grasped tightly against the reality of what must not be accepted cannot easily receive a lesson.
John Roger   Category: Acceptance

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

Today I realize that many recent exercises in deconstructive reading read as if inspired by my parody. This is parodys mission: it must never be afraid of going too far. If its aim is true it simply heralds what others will later produce unblushing with impassive and assertive gravity.
Umberto Eco   Category: Parody

I think at a childs birth if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift that gift would be curiosity.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Curiosity

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine but because people refuse to see it.
James Albert Michener   Category: Light

Do not employ handsome servants.
Proverb   Category: Servant

Many love music but for musics sake Many because her touches can awake Thoughts that repose within the breast half-dead And rise to follow where she loves to lead. What various feelings come from days gone by! What tears from far-off sources dim the eye! Few when light fingers with sweet voices play And melodies swell pause and melt away Mind how at every touch at every tone A spark of life hath glistened and hath gone.
Walter Savage Landor   Category: Unsorted

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

A thick skin is a gift from God.
Konrad Adenauer   Category: Strength

He deserves to be preached to death by wild curates.
Sydney Smith   Category: Preach

THE POOL PLAYERS. SEVEN AT THE GOLDEN SHOVEL. We real cool. We Left School. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin Gin. We Jazz June. We Die Soon.
Arthur Guiterman   Category: Unsorted

Trouble springs from idleness.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Proverb

Each problem that I solved became a rule which served afterwards to solve other problems.
Rene Descartes   Category: Problem

Nobody talks about God as those who insist that there is no God.
Heywood Campbell Broun   Category: Atheism

It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
The Bible   Category: Marriage

If you are distressed by anything external the pain is not due to the thing itself but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Pain

Gardening can bring out the inner child and sometimes especially after all that time out in the hot sun it can bring out the inner surrealist. When the urge comes over you to construct a zucchini zeppelin or a tomato truck give in to your muse and then document [photograph] your masterpiece preferably against an uncluttered background.
Bart Barlow   Category: Unsorted

Carlyle was right when he said that this life is only a gleam of light between two eternities. And still some folks take it so hecticly and so seriously. Whats all the hurry for anyway?
Amos Parrish   Category: Unsorted

Praise God from whom all blessings flow! Praise Him all creatures here below! Praise Him above ye heavenly host! Praise Father Son and Holy Ghost!
Thomas Ken   Category: Unsorted

Am I? Or am I so sane that you just blew your mind? ... Is it? Or is it so possible that your head is spinning like a top? ... Can it? Or is your entire world crumbling down all around you?
Seinfeld   Category: Unsorted

[A sheared hedge] ... signifies vision persistence and patience qualities we crave in todays world. Yet many people do make the commitment. They create hedges care for them eagerly and gain much satisfaction from the process. Why? Perhaps its because shaping a hedge is the closest most of us will ever come to doing sculpture or erecting a monument but I think the real reward is more mundane. Shearing is very empowering it gives you an exhilarating sense of control and achievement. You can stand back afterward and say look what Ive done.
Rita Buchanan   Category: Garden

In the country of pain we are each alone.
May Sarton   Category: Pain

What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself - life hurrying past us and running away too strong to stop too sweet to lose.
Willa Cather   Category: Art

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

There is nothing so disagreeable that a patient mind cannot find some solace for it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Patience

There is a marvelous story of a man who once stood before God his heart breaking from the pain and injustice in the world. Dear God. he cried out look at all the suffering the anguish and distress in your world. Why don't you send help? God respondedI did send help. I sent you. When we tell our children that story we must tell them that each one of them was sent to help repair the broken worldand that it is not the task of an instant or of a year but of a lifetime.
David J. Wolpe   Category: Unsorted

Goods which are not shared are not goods.
Fernando de Rojas   Category: Tyranny

I can teach anybody how to get what they want out of life. The problem is that I cant find anybody who can tell me what they want.
Mark Twain   Category: Teach

We can say nothing but what hath been said. Our poets steal from Homer.... Our story-dressers do as much; he that comes last is commonly best.
Robert Burton   Category: Original

The climate of our culture is changing. Under these new rains new suns small things grow great and what was great grows small; whole species disappear and are replaced.
Randall Jarrell   Category: Change

I pay my taxes says somebody as if that were an act of virtue instead of one of compulsion.
Robert G. Menzies   Category: Unsorted

All censure of a mans self is oblique praise. It is in order to show how much he can spare.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Self

Can anybody remember when the times were not hard and money not scarce?
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Money

The genius of the Methodist movement which enabled it to conquer the raw lives of workingmen in industrial England and the raw lives of men and women on the American frontier was the class meeting ten members and their leader meeting regularly for mutual encouragement rebuke nurture and prayer.
John L. Casteel   Category: Unsorted

One is never so happy or so unhappy as one thinks.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Vice

Have you ever noticed? Anybody going slower than you is an idiot and anyone going faster than you is a moron.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Going

Happy the man and happy he alone He who can call today his own: He who secure within can say Tomorrow do thy worst for I have lived today.
John Dryden   Category: Happiness

[Alan Bergs] memory haunts many people even those who never heard him on the radio because his death could be read as a message: Be cautious be prudent be bland never push anybody never say what you really think offer yourself as a hostage to the weirdos even before they make the first move. These days a lot of people are opposed to the newfound popularity of trash television and no doubt they are right and the hosts of these shows are shameless controversy-mongers. But at least they are not intimidated. Of what use is freedom of speech to those who fear to offend?
Roger Ebert   Category: Unsorted

A son can bear with equanimity the loss of his father But the loss of his inheritance may drive him to despair.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Complacency

... 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

He that would have fruit must climb the tree.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Climb

Few men speak humbly of humility chastely of chastity skeptically of skepticism.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Hypocrisy

The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up theres no law against wacking them around a little.
Porterfield   Category: Computer

Friend Ralph thou hast Outrun the constable at last.
Samuel Butler   Category: Running

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

I had out of my sixty teachers a scant half dozen who couldnt have been supplanted by phonographs.
Don Herold   Category: Teach

However much we guard ourselves against it we tend to shape ourselves in the image others have of us. It is not so much the example of others we imitate as the reflection of ourselves in their eyes and the echo of ourselves in their words.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Others

As a mother I know that homosexuals cannot biologically reproduce children; therefore they must recruit our children.
Anita Bryant   Category: Homosexuality

You see dear it is not true that woman was made from man's rib; she was made from his funny bone.
Sir James Matthew Barrie   Category: Woe

Only in our dreams are we free. The rest of the time we need wages.
Terry Pratchett   Category: Dream

Persistence is the twin sister of excellence. One is a matter of quality; the other a matter of time.
Marabel Morgan   Category: Example

The chemistry of dissatisfaction is as the chemistry of some marvelously potent tar. In it are the building stones of explosives stimulants poisons opiates perfumes and stenches.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Chemistry

The two most precious things this side of the grave are our reputation and our life. But it is to be lamented that the most contemptible whisper may deprive us of the one and the weakest weapon of the other. A wise man therefore will be more anxious to deserve a fair name than to possess it and this will teach him so to live as not to be afraid to die.
Nathaniel Cotton   Category: Reputation

More frayd then hurt.
John Heywood   Category: Afraid

Poem ... A little pool of quietness.
Alice Hansche Mortenson   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 did I realize I was God? Well I was praying and I suddenly realized I was talking to myself.
   Category: Praise

He that will not sail till all dangers are over must never put to sea.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Danger

We must be as courteous to a man as we are to a picture which we are willing to give the advantage of a good light.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Courtesy

He is a fool who thinks by force or skill To turn the current of a womans will.
Samuel Tuke   Category: Skill

Perfect love is rare indeed - for to be a lover will require that you continually have the subtlety of the very wise the flexibility of the child the sensitivity of the artist the understanding of the philosopher the acceptance of the saint the tolerance of the scholar and the fortitude of the certain.
Leo Buscaglia   Category: Love

Let your heart feel for the affliction and distress of everyone.
George Washington   Category: Heart

Such a morning it is when love leans through geranium windows and calls with a cockerels tongue. When red-haired girls scamper like roses over the rain-green grass and the sun drips honey.
Laurie Lee   Category: Unsorted

There is no such thing as soft sell and hard sell. There is only smart sell and stupid sell.
Charles Brower   Category: Unsorted

Thus Raleigh thus immortal Sidney shone (Illustrious names!) in great Elizas days.
Thomas Edwards   Category: Unsorted

Our marriage would have worked if we hadnt lived together.
Joan Thompson   Category: Unsorted

My one regret in life is that I am not someone else.
Woody Allen   Category: Affectation

Of one thing I am certain the body is not the measure of healing peace is the measure.
George Melton   Category: Measure

Yesternight the sun went hence And yet is here today.
John Donne   Category: Sun

When the river is deepest it makes least noise.
Unknown   Category: Deep

The Worldly Hope men set their Hearts upon Turns Ashes or it prospers; and anon Like Snow upon the Desert's dusty Face Lighting a little hour or two is gone.
Edward Fitzgerald   Category: Hope

I don't know where hell is ... another dimension perhaps or another plane of reality. As for getting there ... its a choice between sinning and being tricked by demons! Its a plane of evil ... despair ... and magic of the foulest kind.
Alan Grant   Category: Hell

God is day and night winter and summer war and peace surfeit and hunger.
Heraclitus   Category: God

John Daltons records carefully preserved for a century were destroyed during the World War II bombing of Manchester. It is not only the living who are killed in war.
Isaac Asimov   Category: War

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

The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.
Muhammad Ali   Category: Waste

There is nothing in a caterpillar that tells you its going to be a butterfly.
Buckminster Fuller   Category: Unsorted

Neutrality is to side with the strongest.
Aksel Sandemose   Category: Unsorted

PRISON n. A place of punishments and rewards. The poet assures us that Stone walls do not a prison make but a combination of the stone wall the political parasite and the moral instructor is no garden of sweets.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Prison

The mice which helplessly find themselves between the cats teeth acquire no merit from their enforced sacrifice.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Sacrifice

If you want to keep a secret from an enemy tell it not to a friend.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Endure

Any effort that has self-glorification as its final endpoint is bound to end in disaster.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Self

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Misfortunes

Just to be is a blessing. Just to live is holy.
Rabbi Abraham Heschel   Category: Unsorted

You may not cannot appropriate beauty. It is the wealth of the eye and a cat may gaze upon a king.
Theodore Parker   Category: Unsorted

The brightest blades grow dim with rust The fairest meadow white with snow.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Action

Let no guilty man escape if it can he avoided.... No personal consideration should stand in the way of performing a public duty.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Duty

Most people would like to be delivered from temptation but would like it to keep in touch.
Robert Orben   Category: Temptation

A place in thy memory dearest Is all that I claim; To pause and look back when thou hearest The sound of my name.
Gerald Griffin   Category: Memory

Humility makes great men twice honorable.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Humanitarian

Leisure time is that five or six hours when you sleep at night.
George Allen   Category: Leisure

What loneliness is more lonely than distrust?
George Eliot   Category: Lonely

Handsome is that handsome does.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Beauty

If there is something else you Would rather be doing What you are doing now Is committing a crime Sir!
Elias Penn-Smith   Category: Unsorted

It is by universal misunderstanding that all agree. For if by ill luck people understood each other they would never agree.
Pierre Charles Baudelaire   Category: Agreement

A race is just a race but a friend who paces you is a friend for life.
Joseph Franko   Category: Unsorted

I think I could turn and live with animals they are so placid and self-contained I stand and look at them long and long.
Walt Whitman   Category: Animals

The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Ellen Parr   Category: Bore

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

Most human beings have an almost infinite capacity for taking things for granted.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Housework

Nature is not cruel pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil neither cruel nor kind but simply callous indifferent to all suffering lacking all purpose.
Richard Dawkins   Category: Nature

Of all the griefs that harass the distrest Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Humor

Men heap together the mistakes of their lives and create a monster they call Destiny.
John Oliver Hobbes   Category: Destiny

Happiness is not in our circumstance but in ourselves. It is not something we see like a rainbow or feel like the heat of a fire. Happiness is something we are
John B. Sheerin   Category: Happiness

What you dislike in another take care to correct in yourself.
Thomas Sprat   Category: Unsorted

The act of smelling something anything is remarkably like the act of thinking. Immediately at the moment of perception you can feel the mind going to work sending the odor around from place to place setting off complex repertories through the brain polling one center after another for signs of recognition for old memories and old connection.
Lewis Thomas   Category: Smell

War says Machiavelli ought to be the only study of a prince; and by a prince he means every sort of state however constituted. He ought says this great political doctor to consider peace only as a breathing-time which gives him leisure to contrive and furnishes ability to execute military plans. A meditation on the conduct of political societies made old Hobbes imagine that war was the state of nature.
Edmund Burke   Category: War

Reason obeys itself; and ignorance does whatever is dictated to it.
Thomas Paine   Category: If

We have heard enough about being practical and efficient and prudent. We heard it preached through several decades that these things would save the world. I think that with the salty taste of blood and sweat on our lips we are learning that we had best talk once again about doing what is right.
Ellis Arnall   Category: Unsorted

All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oysters autobiography.
Federico Fellini   Category: Art

You only win if you arent afraid to lose.
Rocky Aoki   Category: Win

Tis but a part we see and not a whole.
Alexander Pope   Category: All

He who foresees calamities suffers them twice over.
Beilby Porteous   Category: Pessimist

I cant stand it... Its driving me sane
Spike Jones   Category: Understand

Complete possession is proved only by giving. All you are unable to give possesses you.
Andre Gide   Category: Possessions

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

It isnt anything manly to go to the mountains. A man ought to be able to live in the city among people while being so occupied with God that not for a single moment is he empty of Him.
Sari al-Saqati   Category: Unsorted

Ill not listen to reason. Reason always means what someone else has to say.
Elizabeth Cleghorn Gaskell   Category: Listen

Everybody wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die.
Joe Louis   Category: Heaven

Put not your trust in money but put your money in trust.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Plan

Nature to be commanded must be obeyed.
Francis Bacon   Category: Nature

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

Let him love to-morrow who never loved before; and he as well who has loved let him love to-morrow. Cras amet qui numquam amavit; Quique amavit cras amet.
Gaius Valerius Catullus   Category: Unsorted

It is really asking too much of a woman to expect her to bring up her husband and her children too.
Lillian Bell   Category: Unsorted

One thought fills immensity.
William Blake   Category: Thief

We are getting into semantics again. If we use words there is a very grave danger they will be misinterpreted.
H. R. Haldeman   Category: Last

Let us treat the men and women well: treat them as if they were real: perhaps they are.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Reality

Sometimes were not aware of things The wind chimes in a tree that sings The first snowfall that casts a spell We plod along our tired way Not seeing beauty in each day Not recognizing God at all In everything both great and small. Then suddenly He wakes us from A long sleep of ignoring Him He nudges us with trials of pain So that we see His love again. Renewed once more we are aware Of his great power everywhere - Then all the world is new and bright - We see God in a different light!
Marion Schoeberlein   Category: Unsorted

A short saying oft contains much wisdom.
Sophocles   Category: Quotations

Oh sleep! it is a gentle thing Beloved from pole to pole.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Sleep

The sun will set without my assistance.
The Talmud   Category: Unsorted

Thought is perhaps the forerunner and even the mother of ideas and ideas are the most powerful and the most useful things in the world.
George Gardner   Category: Thought

Of all the lands in the worlds temperate zones China has the greatest number of plant species; the eastern United States has the next largest number.
Edwin T. Morris   Category: Unsorted

Our Father which art in heavenStay there And we will stay on earth Which is sometimes so pretty.
Jacques Prevert   Category: Earth

He that fears you present will hate you absent.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Hate

No one wants advice only corroboration.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Advice

It is better to understand little than to misunderstand a lot.
Anatole France   Category: Understand

Religion; Humanitys greatest folly greatest curse.
Kevin Harris   Category: Curse

Love animals: God has given them the rudiments of thought and joy untroubled. Do not trouble their joy don't harrass them don't deprive them of their happiness don't work against Gods intent. Man do not pride yourself on superiority to animals; they are without sin and you with your greatness defile the earth by your apppearance on it and leave the traces of your foulness after you alas it is true of almost every one of us!
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Animals

On thy fair bosom silver lake The wild swan spreads his snowy sail And round his breast the ripples break As down he bears before the gale.
James G. Percival   Category: Unsorted

Education n.: That which discloses the wise and disguises from the foolish their lack of understanding.
Ambrose Bierce   Category: Disguise

The best measure of a mans honesty isnt his income tax return. Its the zero adjust on his bathroom scale.
Arthur C. Clarke   Category: Honest

The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt   Category: Truth

`Twas but a dream yet by my heart I knew Which still was panting part of it was true: Oh how I strove the rest to have believed; Ashamed and angry to be undeceived!
Aphra Behn   Category: Unsorted

When told by James Naismith the sports inventor that basketball couldnt be coached: Well you can certainly teach free-throwing. And you can teach the boys to pass at angles and run in curves.
Phog Allen   Category: Unsorted

If you can control a mans thinking you do not have to worry about his actions. When you determine what a man shall think you do not have to concern yourself about what he will do. If you make a man feel that he is inferior you do not have to compel him to accept an inferior status for he will seek it himself . If you make a man think that he is justly an outcast you do not have to order him to the back door. He will go without being told; and if there is no back door his very nature will demand one.
George G. Woodson   Category: Action

A man who will not lie to a woman has very little consideration for her feelings.
Olin Miller   Category: Feelings

Its spring feveryou don't know quite what it is you want but it just fairly makes your heart ache you want it so.
Mark Twain   Category: Spring

Whoever wants to be a judge of human nature should study peoples excuses.
Friedrich Hebbel   Category: Excuse

Mother loved the wind. When I was growing up she would recite this poem to me. Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I But when the trees bow down their heads The wind is passing by. So it is with God.
Alice Steinbach   Category: Unsorted

The reading of all good books is like conversation with the finest men of the past centuries.
Rene Descartes   Category: Book

I don't like these cold precise perfect people who in order not to speak wrong never speak at all and in order not to do wrong never do anything.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Perfection

If you ask me what I came to do in this world I an artist will answer you: I am here to live out loud.
Emile Zola   Category: World

The old people came literally to love the soil and they sat or reclined on the ground with a feeling of being close to a mothering power. It was good for the skin to touch the earth and the old people liked to remove their moccasins and walk with bare feet on the sacred earth. Their tipis were built upon the earth and their altars were made of earth. The birds that flew into the air came to rest upon the earth and it was the final abiding place of all things that lived and grew. The soil was soothing strengthening cleansing and healing.
Chief Luther Standing Bear   Category: Unsorted

I have sinned!
Charles James Napier   Category: Unsorted

Neurotics build castles in the air psychotics live in them. My mother cleans them.
Rita Rudner   Category: Classic

Art to me was a state: it didnt need to be an accomplishment.
Margaret C. Anderson   Category: Art

The person who is waiting for something to turn up might start with their shirt sleeves.
Garth Henrichs   Category: Wait

Hail Mother who art the earth Hallowed be thy soil rock and flora that nourish and support all life. Blessed be thy wind that gives us breath and thy waters that quench bathe and refresh all living things. Holy Earth - as one - we praise your majesty grace and wonder.
Bill Faherty   Category: Unsorted

In a single sentence the moral is: admit that complexity always increases first from the model you fit to the data thence to the model you use to think about and plan about the experiment and its analysis and thence to the true situation.
J. W. Tukey   Category: Unsorted

Minds of moderate caliber ordinarily condemn everything which is beyond their range.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Mediocre

The secret of success is learning how to use pain and pleasure instead of having pain and pleasure use you. If you do that youre in control of your life. If you don't life controls you.
Anthony (Tony) Robbins   Category: Pain

The fuel lights on Frank! Were all going to die! Wait wait... Oh my mistake thats the intercom light.
Gary Larson   Category: Unsorted

I don't give a damn for a man who can spell a word only one way.
Mark Twain   Category: Word

We could have saved the Earth but we were too damned cheap.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Unsorted

In this light my spirit suddenly saw through all and in and by all creatures even in herbs and grass it knew God who he is and how he is and what his will is: And suddenly in that light my will was set on by a mighty impulse to describe the being of God.
Jacob Boehme   Category: Unsorted

For every action there is an equal and opposite government program.
Bob Wells   Category: Action

I still live.
Daniel Webster   Category: Last

Plow deep while sluggards sleep.
Unknown   Category: Ambition

Marriage is the best state for man in general; and everyman is a worse man in proportion as he is unfit for the married state.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Marriage

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

How many valiant men we have seen to survive their own reputation!
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Reputation

On the clarity of your ideas depends the scope of your success in any endeavor.
James Robertson   Category: Unsorted

All kinds of beauty do not inspire love; there is a kind which only pleases the sight But does not captivate the affections.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Beauty

Things that are not at all are never lost.
Christopher Marlowe   Category: Wonder

Careless of censure nor too fond of fame Still pleased to praise yet not afraid to blame Averse alike to flatter or offend Not free from faults nor yet too vain to mend.
Alexander Pope   Category: Criticism

Perhaps were too embarrassed to change or too frightened of the consequences of showing that we actually care. But why not risk it anyway? Begin Today. Carry out a random act of seemingly senseless kindness with no expectation or reward or punishment. Safe in the knowledge that one day someone somewhere might do the same for you.
Princess Diana   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

Slow down and everything you are chasing will come around and catch you.
John De Paola   Category: Unsorted

Only with a true friends input can we hope to see our world clearly for our own perception always seems the truth.
Dr. Richard Fritz   Category: Unsorted

Theres no time like the present.
Proverb   Category: Present

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

There is and always has been one tremendous ruler of the human race and that ruler is that combination of the opinions of all the leveling up of universal sense which is called public sentiment. That is the ever-present regulator and police of humanity.
Thomas B. Reed   Category: Unsorted

When a man says he approves of something in principle it means he hasnt the slightest intention of carrying it out in practice.
Otto von Bismarck   Category: Agreement

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

Liberty cannot be preserved without a general knowledge among the people.
John Adams   Category: Knowledge

Traditions exist so we can go beyond them
Greg Hawkes   Category: Unsorted

The ultimate most holy form of theory is action.
Nikos Katzenzakis   Category: Action

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

We are the voices of the wandering wind Which moan for rest and rest can never find; Lo! as the wind is so is mortal life A moan a sigh a sob a storm a strife.
Edwin Arnold   Category: Unsorted

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Tyranny

Honesty is the best policy when there is money in it.
Mark Twain   Category: Honest

I eat my peas with honey Ive done it all my life It makes the peas taste funny But it keeps them on the knife! I therefore come before you armed with the delusions of adequacy with which so many of us equip ourselves.
A.D. Button   Category: Unsorted

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

Nothing dies so hard or rallies so often as intolerance.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Intolerance

It is best to be right about the big decisions of course but it is downright disastrous to let fear of being wrong keep you from ever sticking your neck out.
H.C.   Category: Unsorted

Man offers himself to God. He stands before Him like the canvas before the painter or the marble before the sculptor. At the same time he asks for His grace expresses his needs and those of his brothers in suffering. Such a type of prayer demands complete renovation. The modest the ignorant and the poor are more capable of this self-denial than the rich and the intellectual.
Dr. Alexis Carrel   Category: Unsorted

I do not want to die... until I have faithfully made the most of my talent and cultivated the seed that was placed in me until the last small twig has grown.
Kathe Kollwitz   Category: Cultivated

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

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

In the end we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand; and we will understand only what we have been taught.
Baba Dioum   Category: Ambition

Isnt it surprising how many things if not said immediately seem not worth saying ten minutes from now?
Arnot L. Sheppard Jr.   Category: Speak

What you cannot enforce do not command.
Sophocles   Category: Cannot

Every revolution was first a thought in one mans mind.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Revolution

Jimmy Carter as President is like Truman Capote marrying Dolly Parton. The job is just too big for him.
Rich Little   Category: Unsorted

Success as I see it is a result not a goal.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Success

It matters if you just don't give up.
Stephen William Hawking   Category: Persecution

I was angry with my friend I told my wrath my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not my wrath did grow.
William Blake   Category: Anger

No matter what our achievements might be we think well of ourselves only in rare moments. We need people to bear witness against our inner judge who keeps book on our shortcomings and transgressions. We need people to convince us that we are not as bad as we think we are.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Achievement

It is not the distance of the earth from the sun nor the suns withdrawing itself that makes a dark and gloomy day; but the interposition of clouds and vaporous exhalations. Neither is thy soul beyond the reach of the promise nor does God withdraw Himself; but the vapours of thy carnal unbelieving heart do cloud thee.
John Owen   Category: Unsorted

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

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

The world of biology is full of miracles but nothing I have seen is as miraculous as the metamorphosis of the monarch caterpillar. Her brain is a speck of neural tissue a few millimeters long about a million times smaller than a human brain. With this almost microscopic clump of nerve cells she knows how to manage her new legs and wings to walk and to fly to find her way by some unknown means of navigation over thousands of miles from Massachusetts to Mexico. How are her behavior patterns programmed first into the genes of the caterpillar and then translated into the neural pathways of the butterfly? These are mysteries that biologists are far from understanding. The monarch is living proof that natures imagination is richer than our own.
FREEMAN J. DYSON   Category: Unsorted

And life is what we make it always has been always will be.
Grandma Anna Mary Robertson Moses   Category: Life

As I walk As I walk The Universe is walking with me.
Proverb   Category: Universe

Malice sucks up the greater part of her own venom and poisons herself.
Michel Eyquem de Montaigne   Category: Wickedness

When you have read the Bible you will know it is the word of God because you will have found it the key to your own heart your own happiness and your own duty.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Energy

Necessity never made a good bargain.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Necessity

His enemies might have said before that he talked rather too much; but now he has occasional flashes of silence that make his conversation perfectly delightful.
Sydney Smith   Category: Conversation

Liberty is not merely a privilege to be conferred; it is a habit to be acquired.
Lloyd George   Category: Liberty

Honest men esteem and value nothing so much in this world as a real friend. Such a one is as it were another self to whom we impart our most secret thoughts who partakes of our joy and comfort us in our affliction; add to this that his company is an everlasting pleasure to us.
Pilpay   Category: Unsorted

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

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

So sweetly she bade me adieu I thought that she bade me return.
William Shenstone   Category: Farewell

Ive just learned about his illness. Lets hope its nothing trivial.
Irvin S. Cobb   Category: Hope

Pride breakfasted with Plenty dined with Poverty supped with Infamy.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Breakfast

My life is like the summer rose That opens to the morning sky But ere the shades of evening close Is scattered on the groundto die.
Richard Henry Wilde   Category: Flower

...[E.H.] Moore ws presenting a paper on a highly technical topic to a large gathering of faculty and graduate students from all parts of the country. When half way through he discovered what seemed to be an error (though probably no one else in the room observed it). He stopped and re-examined the doubtful step for several minutes and then convinced of the error he abruptly dismissed the meeting -- to the astonishment of most of the audience. It was an evidence of intellectual courage as well as honesty and doubtless won for him the supreme admiration of every person in the group -- an admiration which was in no wise diminished but rather increased when at a later meeting he announced that after all he had been able to prove the step to be correct.
H.E. Slaught   Category: Unsorted

In his later reminiscences Ulysses S. Grant roundly condemned the Mexican War in which he had served and even saw the Civil War as a sort of karmic retribution for Americas sins against its southern neighbor: Generally the officers of the army were indifferent whether the annexation [of Texas] was consummated or not; but not so all of them. For myself I was bitterly opposed to the measure and to this day regard the war which resulted as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: War

A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Endure

Whatever it is I fear the Greeks even when they bring gifts.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Places

Some judge of authors names not works and then Nor praise nor blame the writings but the men.
Alexander Pope   Category: Author

Justice is the bread of the nation; it is always hungry for it.
François-Rene de Chateaubriand   Category: Justice

Mans greatest wisdom consists in knowing his own follies.
Marquise Magdeleine de Sable   Category: Unsorted

Babies don't need fathers but mothers do. Someone who is taking care of a baby needs to be taken care of.
Amy Heckerling   Category: Unsorted

The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
Walt Whitman   Category: Ambition

I has a great idea this morning but I didnt like it.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Idea

Music is in all growing things; And underneath the silky wings Of smallest insects there is stirred A pulse of air that must be heard; Earths silence lives and throbs and sings.
George Parsons Lathrop   Category: Unsorted

None without hope eer lovd the brightest fair But love can hope where reason would despair.
Lord Lyttleton   Category: Hope

So free we seem so fettered fast we are.
Robert Browning   Category: Liberty

The only difference between a rut and a grave is their depth.
Gerald Burrill   Category: Change

Conceited men often seem a harmless kind of men who by an overweening self-respect relieve others from the duty of respecting them at all.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Conceit

There are no ugly women only lazy ones.
Helena Rubenstein   Category: Ugly

That is indisputable was the answer but in this country it is a good thing to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Encourage

Good-bye. I am leaving because I am bored.
George Saunders   Category: Unsorted

A fanatic is a man who does what he thinks the Lord would do if only He knew the facts of the case.
Finley Peter Dunne   Category: Fanatic

There is just as much honey in the flowers this year as there ever was. The soil will produce abundantly when fertilized well with elbow grease and good sense.
Jacob Kindleberger   Category: Unsorted

Her grandmother as she gets older is not fading but rather becoming more concentrated.
Paulette Bates Alden   Category: Unsorted

Let not your mind run on what you lack as much as on what you have already. Of the things you have select the best: and then reflect how eagerly they would have been sought if you did not have them.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Envy

Autocracies may survive for intermittent periods with populations of yes men but democracies need a perennially renewed supply of know men.
Dr. Robert Gordon Sproul   Category: Unsorted

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

Democracy means government by discussion but it is only effective if you can stop people talking.
Clement Atlee   Category: Democracy

Trust no future howeer pleasant! Let the dead Past bury its dead! Act act in the living present! Heart within and God oerhead!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   Category: Future

Die? I should say not dear fellow. No Barrymore would allow such a conventional thing to happen to him.
John Barrymore   Category: Allow

The advancement and diffusion of knowledge is the only guardian of true liberty.
James Madison   Category: Knowledge

When you point your finger cause your plan fell through You got three more fingers pointing back at you!
Mark Knoppfler   Category: Unsorted

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

I am accustomed to sleep and in my dreams to imagine the same things that lunatics imagine when awake.
Rene Descartes   Category: Dream

Invention is the mother of necessity.
Thorstein Veblen   Category: Invention

Well you know when youre rocking in a rocking chair and you go so far that you almost fall over backwards but at the last instant you catch yourself? Thats how I feel all the time.
Steven Wright   Category: Fall

If you don't do it youll never know what would have happened if you had done it.
Ashleigh Brilliant   Category: Happiness

O! many a shaft at random sent Finds mark the archer little meant! And many a word at random spoken May soothe or wound a heart that s broken!
Sir Walter Scott   Category: Word

If you have only two or three things that you can enjoy and they are things which time and decay may remove from you what are you going to do in old age?
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Enjoyment

Rise with the lark and with the lark to bed.
James Hurdis   Category: Unsorted

THE TWO GENTLEMEN of VERONA act 1 scene 2: They love the least that let men know their love.
William Shakespeare   Category: Proverb

On one issue at least men and women agree; they both distrust women.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Trust

The mystic too full of God to speak intelligibly to the world.
Arthur Symons   Category: Unsorted

It is necessary to try to surpass ones self always; this occupation ought to last as long as life.
Queen Christina   Category: Aim

You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.
Dale Carnegie   Category: Business

God doesnt have to put His name on a label in the corner of a meadow because nobody else makes meadows.
Cecil Laird   Category: Unsorted

He who stuffeth puffeth
Jenny Cannon   Category: Unsorted

How little can we foresee the consequences either of wise or unwise action of virtue or of malice. Without this measureless and perpetual uncertainty the drama of human life would be destroyed.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Consequences

If you love the law and you love good sausage don't watch either of them being made.
Betty Talmadge   Category: Unsorted

Fair stood the wind for France When we our sails advance Nor now to prove our chance Longer will tarry.
Michael Drayton   Category: Unsorted

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

Don't be afraid of the space between your dreams and reality. If you can dream it, you can make it so.
Belva Davis   Category: Dream

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

Life is a malady in which sleep soothes us every sixteen hours; it is a palliation; death is the remedy.
Nicholas Chamfort   Category: Death

The whole is simpler than the sum of its parts.
Willard Gibbs   Category: All

Tale-bearers are as bad as tale-makers.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Slander

Any necessary work that pays an honest wage carries its own honor and dignity.
W. Kelly Griffith   Category: Wages

Our natures are a lot like oil mix us with anything else and we strive to swim on top.
Joan Rivers   Category: Strive

Boredom is rage spread thin.
Paul Tillich   Category: Bore

Marriage is a romance in which the heroine dies in the first chapter.
Cecilia Egan   Category: Marriage

Crossing the uplands of time Skirting the borders of night Scaling the face of the peak of dreams We enter the region of light And hastening on with eager intent Arrive at the rainbows end And here uncover the pot of gold Buried deep in the heart of a friend.
Grace Goodhue Coolidge   Category: Unsorted

If there be any among us who would wish to dissolve this Union or to change its republican form let them stand undisturbed as monuments of the safety with which error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Safety

This living this living this living Was never a project of mine.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Saint

A gentleman is one who never hurts anyones feelings unintentionally.
Oliver Herford   Category: Gentlemen

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

If youre articulate enough then you don't have to manage anybody else. Management comes in doing only one thing they cant do for themselves: finding what part of each undertaking a particular persons talents fit. Each person is talented creative and productive in some way.
Edward Herbert Land   Category: Unsorted

Desire and force between them are responsible for all our Actions; desire causes our voluntary acts force our involuntary.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Desire

I have often been adrift but I have always stayed afloat.
David Berry   Category: Control

Sometimes I go about pitying myself And all the while I am being carried across the sky By beautiful clouds.
Proverb   Category: Pity

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

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

By idolizing those whom we honor we do a disservice both to them and to ourselves.... We fail to recognize that we could go and do likewise.
Charles V. Willie   Category: Unsorted

We have our factory which is called a stage. We make a product we color it we title it and we ship it out in cans.
Cary Grant   Category: Unsorted

The less you talk the more youre listened to.
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Talk

Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight Some are born to Endless Night.
William Blake   Category: Fate

Someone once told me that God figured that I was a pretty good juggler. I could keep a lot of balls in the air at one time. So He said Lets see if he can juggle another one.
Arthur Ashe   Category: Unsorted

The human doesnt see things as they are but as he is.
Racter   Category: Unsorted

The great strength of the totalitarian state is that it forces those who fear it to imitate it.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Unsorted

To choose time is to save time.
Francis Bacon   Category: Time

Monotonously the lorries sway monotonously come the calls monotonously falls the rain. It falls on our heads and on the heads of the dead up the line on the body of the little recruit with the wound that is so much too big for his hip; it falls on Kemmerichs grave; it falls in our hearts.
Erich Maria Remarque   Category: Unsorted

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

Too much agreement kills the chat.
(Leroy) Eldridge Cleaver   Category: Agreement

As you sow so will you reap. Ut sementem feceris ita metes
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Consequences

Almost all quality improvement comes via simplification of design manufacturing... layout processes and procedures.
Tom Peters   Category: Quality

When you have robbed a man of everything he's no longer in your power. He is free again.
Alexander Solzhenitsyn   Category: Freedom

If you believe that discrimination exists it will.
   Category: Belief

Immature love says I love you because I need you. Mature love says I need you because I love you.
Erich Fromm   Category: Love

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

Years wrinkle the skin but lack of enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Enthusiasm

In England we have come to rely upon a comfortable time lag of fifty years or a century intervening between the perception that something ought to be done and a serious attempt to do it.
Herbert George Wells   Category: Engineer

The work will teach you how to do it.
Proverb   Category: Teach

So Funny the Pekin duck lies between Thurber [the golden retriever] the birch and the Chinese stationary bamboo and has made me remember that my garden has always included dead pets and most likely always will. One way or another - even in New York City
animals find their way into my garden I water them and they come up roses. Patti   Category: Unsorted

I do not wish to give up the power of personal arms and be defenseless against those who will ever and always keep and bear arms those in crime and those in government.
Robert W. Burke   Category: Unsorted

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

I don't believe in mathematics.
Albert Einstein   Category: Mathematics

Love is a hole in the heart.
Ben Hecht   Category: Love

Youd better beat it. You can leave in a taxi. If you cant get a taxi you can leave in a huff. If thats too soon you can leave in a minute and a huff.
Groucho Marx   Category: Cab

God gave men both a penis and a brain but unfortunately not enough blood supply to run both at the same time.
Robin Williams   Category: Same

I agree that the fear of American cultural imperialism is shared by many people and I agree with your point about the invasive nature of television culture. But I wouldnt draw the next inference: that this is negative and therefore it must be stopped. I feel that one should address this influence in a way that takes away the negative edge through a positive counter-response. This way you reinforce and reaffirm your conviction in the inner values. You harness those beliefs and develop them with a greater degree of self-awareness. Thats the kind of response people should have instead of rejecting technology.
The Dalai Lama   Category: Unsorted

Solitude is fine but you need someone to tell you that solitude is fine.
Honore de Balzac   Category: Solitude

God gave women intuition and femininity. Used properly the combination easily jumbles the brain of any man Ive ever met.
Farrah Fawcett   Category: Unsorted

It is better to rise from life as from a banquet -- neither thirsty nor drunken.
Aristotle   Category: Moderation

When asked at age 7 whether he had ambivalent feelings about girls. No I hate em!
Colin Johnson   Category: Unsorted

I do not know what the cat can have eaten. Usually I know exactly what the cat has eaten. Not only have I fed it to the cat at the cats insistence but the cat has thrown it up on the rug and someone has tracked it all over on to the other rug. I do not know why cats are such habitual vomiters. They do not seem to enjoy it judging by the sounds they make while doing it. Its their nature. A dog is going to bark. A cat is going to vomit.
Roy Blount Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness.
George Santayana   Category: Happiness

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

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

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

EXECUTIVE n. An officer of the Government whose duty it is to enforce the wishes of the legislative power until such time as the judicial department shall be pleased to pronounce them invalid and of no effect.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Government

I remember there was someone. Someone to love. Someone to hate. And I was something. Something special. And proud of it. For a time. Then they turned on me. He turned on me. I remember ... dying.
Todd McFarlane   Category: Unsorted

Would yee both eat your cake and have your cake?
John Heywood   Category: Cake

A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.
Aesop   Category: Alone

Usefulness is not impaired by imperfection. You can still drink from a chipped cup.
Greta K. Nagel   Category: Unsorted

Real riches are the riches possessed inside.
B. C. Forbes   Category: Rich

Whatever limits us we call Fate.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Fate

Not every age allows its sons to reap the results which remain great for all time and ... not every century is fitted to make the men who live in it distinguished and happy.
Gustav Freytag   Category: Unsorted

It is not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: Begin

Power does not corrupt. Fear corrupts ... perhaps the fear of a loss of power.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Fear

What a wonderful life Ive had! I only wish Id realized it sooner.
Sidonie Gabrielle Claudine Colette   Category: Happiness

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

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

Life precedes form and life survives the last atom of form. Through the countless rays proceeds the life-ray the one like a thread through many jewels.
Book of Dzyan   Category: Unsorted

What is your sexs earliest latest care Your hearts supreme ambition? To be fair.
Lord Lyttleton   Category: Woe

Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Attitude

Unprovided with original learning unformed in the habits of thinking unskilled in the arts of composition I resolved to write a book.
Edward Gibbon   Category: Unsorted

Somewhere on this globe every ten seconds there is a woman giving birth to a child. She must be found and stopped.
Sam Levenson   Category: Birth

All art is a revolt against mans fate.
Andre Malraux   Category: Against

Practice in life whatever you pray for and God will give it to you more abundantly.
Edward Pusey   Category: Unsorted

Woman's virtue is man's greatest invention.
Cornelia Otis Skinner   Category: Unsorted

The fool of nature stood with stupid eyes And gaping mouth that testified surprise.
John Dryden   Category: Fool

Bamboo shadows sweep the stairs but no dust is stirred; moonlight reaches to the bottom of the pond but no trace is left in the water.
Zenrinkushu   Category: Shadow

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

Art is a mans nature; nature is Gods art.
Bailey   Category: Art

Jews don't go camping. Life is hard enough as it is.
Carol Siskind   Category: Unsorted

PREDESTINATION n. The doctrine that all things occur according to programme.... not be confused with that of foreordination. The difference is great enough to have deluged Christendom with ink to say nothing of the gore.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Precedent

Beware of a man of one book.
Proverb   Category: Book

Humor is emotional chaos remembered in tranquillity.
James Thurber   Category: Chaos

Few men during their lifetime come anywhere near exhausting the resources dwelling within them. There are deep wells of strength that are never used.
Richard E. Byrd   Category: Life

What single ability do we all have? The ability to change.
George Leonard Andrews   Category: Change

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

The men who make history have not time to write it.
Prince Klemens Wenzel Lothar Von Metternich   Category: History

A hole is nothing at all but you can break your neck in it.
   Category: Trifles

He who rules must humor full as much as he commands.
George Eliot   Category: Humor

Diplomacy means the art of nearly deceiving all your friends but not quite deceiving all your enemies.
Kofi Abrefa Busia   Category: Unsorted

A mans ideal like his horizon is constantly receding from him as he advances toward it.
W. G. T. Shedd   Category: Unsorted

Men have fiendishly conceived a heaven only to find it insipid and a hell only to find it ridiculous.
George Santayana   Category: Heaven

Youve a darned long row to hoe.
James R. Lowell   Category: Unsorted

The alternative to peace is not war. It is annihilation.
Raymond Swing   Category: Unsorted

Without economy none can be rich and with it few can be poor.
Samuel Johnson   Category: Easy

Confound those who have said our remarks before us.
Aelius Donatus   Category: Repeat

Good judgment comes from experience and experience - well that comes from poor judgment.
Cousin Woodman   Category: Experience

A thing of beauty is a job forever.
Milton Berle   Category: Beauty

Imagine believing in the control of inflation by curbing the money supply! That is like deciding to stop your dog fouling the sidewalk by plugging up its rear end. It is highly unlikely to succeed but if it does it kills the hound.
Michael D. Stephens   Category: Easy

I could never think well of a man's intellectual or moral character if he was habitually unfaithful to his appointments.
Nathaniel Emmons   Category: Punctuality

We did not flinch but gave our lives to save Greece when her fate hung on a razors edge.
Simonides of Ceos   Category: Unsorted

Most men when they think they are thinking are merely rearranging their prejudices.
Knute Rockne   Category: People

God does not begin by asking us about our ability but only about our availability and if we then prove our dependability he will increase our capability!
Neal A. Maxwell   Category: God

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to.
George Seaton   Category: Common

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness starving hysterical naked.
Alan Ginsberg   Category: Madness

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

Without censorship things can get terribly confused in the public mind.
General William Westmoreland   Category: Unsorted

DISTANCE n. The only thing that the rich are willing for the poor to call theirs and keep.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Distance

Perhaps not since the fall of Babylon have so many city dwellers wanted to return to the country without ever having been there in the first place.
Richard W. Langer   Category: Unsorted

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

Junk is the ultimate merchandise. The junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer he sells the consumer to the product. He does not improve and simplify his merchandise he degrades and simplifies the client.
William Seward Burroughs   Category: Products

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

Actions are the seed of Fate Deeds grow into Destiny.
A. L. Linall Jr.   Category: Action

The world always makes the assumption that the exposure of an error is identical with the discovery of the truth that error and truth are simply opposite. They are nothing of the sort. What the world turns to when it has been cured of one error is usually simply another error and maybe one worse than the first.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Error

I am a part of all that I have met. Yet experience is an arch wherethro gleams that untravld world whose margin fades forever and forever when I move.
Homer   Category: Book

You believe that easily which you hope for earnestly.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Belief

It was so cold in New York City today that the Statue of Liberty had her torch under her dress.
David Letterman   Category: Unsorted

The full-grown modern human being who seeks but refuge finds instead boredom and mental dissolution unless he can be even in his withdrawal creative. He can find the quality of happiness in the strain and travail only of achievement and growth. And he is conscious of touching the highest pinnacle of furfilment which his life-urges demand when his is consumed in the service of an idea in the conquest of the goal pursued.
R. Briffault   Category: Creative

Quoting Dudjom Rinpoche on the buddha-nature: No words can describe it No example can point to it Samsara does not make it worse Nirvana does not make it better It has never been born It has never ceased It has never been liberated It has never been deluded It has never existed It has never been nonexistent It has no limits at all It does not fall into any kind of category
Sogyal Rinpoche   Category: Unsorted

As is the garden such is the gardener. A mans nature runs either to herbs or weeds.
Francis Bacon   Category: Garden

The home gardener is part scientist part artist part philosopher part plowman. He modifies the climate around his home.
John R. Whiting   Category: Unsorted

For a successful technology reality must take precedence over public relations for Nature cannot be fooled.
Richard P. Feynman   Category: Technology

I can resist everything except temptation.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Temptation

The common characteristics of people make a community possible but it is their uncommon qualities that make it better.
John H. Fischer   Category: Unsorted

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

All Nature wears one universal grin.
Henry Fielding   Category: Spring

Even though quality cannot be defined you know what quality is.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Quality

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

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
Edward Paul Abbey   Category: Cancer

If you cant beat them arrange to have them beaten.
George Denis Carlin   Category: Beauty

Never think that Gods delays are Gods denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.
George Louis Leclerc de Buffon   Category: Unsorted

A tax-supported compulsory educational system is the complete model of the totalitarian state.
Isabel Paterson   Category: Unsorted

Actions are ours; their consequences belong to heaven.
Sir P. Francis   Category: Consequences

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

It is a good idea to be alone in a garden at dawn or dark so that all its shy presences may haunt you and possess you in a reverie of suspended thought.
James Douglas   Category: Unsorted

Don't laugh at youth for his affectations; he is only trying on one face after another to find his own.
Logan Pearsall Smith   Category: Face

Comment is free but facts are sacred.
Charles Prestwich Scott   Category: Fact

Up the airy mountain Down the rushy glen We darent go a-hunting For fear of little men.
William Allingham   Category: Hunting

I don't like you Sabidius I cant say why; But I can say this: I don't like you Sabidius
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Golf

Nothing goes out of fashion sooner than a long dress with a very low neck.
Gabrielle Coco Chanel   Category: Unsorted

You write with ease to show your breeding But easy writing s curst hard reading.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan   Category: Breeding

Little problems are big problems for little minds.
Tom Zimmerman   Category: Unsorted

Razors pain you; Rivers are damp; Acids stain you; And drugs cause cramp. Guns arent lawful; Nooses give; Gas smells awful; You might as well live.
Dorothy Parker   Category: Pain

Do what you can with what you have where you are.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Ability

The truth is laughter always sounds more perfect than weeping. Laughter flows in a violent riff and is effortlessly melodic. Weeping is often fought choked half strangled or surrendered to with humiliation.
Anne Rice Taltos   Category: Unsorted

Unless man has the wit and the grit to build his civilization on something better than material power it is surely idle to talk of plans for a stable peace.
Francis B. Sayre   Category: Unsorted

Saints need sinners.
Alan Watts   Category: Saint

Ye have heard that it hath been said An eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth: But I say unto you That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek turn to him the other also.
The Bible   Category: Curse

I keep six honest serving men (They taught me all I knew Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who.
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Experience

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

If you wish to remove avarice you must remove its mother luxury.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Avarice

Indeed he knows not how to know who knows not also how to un-know.
Sir Richard Francis Burton   Category: Know

Neurotic behavior is quite predictable. Healthy behavior is unpredictable.
Carl Ransom Rogers   Category: Unsorted

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

As Mankind becomes more liberal they will be more apt to allow that all those who conduct themselves as worthy members of the community are equally entitled to the protections of civil government. I hope ever to see America among the foremost nations of justice and liberality.
George Washington   Category: Ambition

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

My mother didnt breast-feed me. She said she liked me as a friend.
Rodney Dangerfield   Category: Unsorted

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 my external environment is clouded in doubt and despair ... when the tempests of destruction are making my dreams of success tremble like the topmost spar of a helpless shipwhen the skies seem to hold the closing ruin of all my fondest hopes my mind superior amid the outrages of this material world rests upon the solid! immovable foundation of Faith. There is nothing in myself but all is in my Master.
P. D. Van Amburgh   Category: Unsorted

... Those who are motivated only by desire for the fruits of action are miserable for they are constantly anxious about the results of what they do.
Bhagavad-Gita   Category: Action

Death ends a life not a relationship.
Jack Lemmon   Category: Relationships

Water ... which though not absolutely necessary to a beautiful composition yet occurs so often and is so capital a feature that is is always regretted when wanting; and no large place can be supposed a little spot can hardly be imagined in which it may not be agreeable; it accommodates itself to every situation; is the most interesting object in a landscape and the happiest circumstance in a retired recess; captivates the eye at a distance; invites approach and is delightful when near; it refreshes an open exposure; it animates a shade; cheers the dreariness of a waste and enriches the most crowded view; in form in style and in extent may be made equal to the greatest compositions or adapted to the least; it may spread in a calm expanse to sooth the tranquillity of a peaceful scene; or hurrying along a devious course add splendor to a gay and extravagance to a romantic situation.
Thomas Whately   Category: Water

A scientist can hardly meet with anything more undesirable than to have the foundations give way just as the work is finished. I was put in this position by a letter from Mr. Bertrand Russell when the work was nearly through the press.
Gottlob Frege   Category: Unsorted

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

The pragmatist knows that doubt is an art which hs to be acquired with difficulty.
Charles Sanders Peirce   Category: Unsorted

We turn not older with years but newer every day.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Age

It is regrettable for the education of the young that war stories are always told by those who survived.
Louis Scutenaire   Category: Unsorted

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

Satires my weapon but Im too discreet To run amuck and tilt at all I meet.
Alexander Pope   Category: Satire

That subtle knot which makes us man: So must pure lovers souls descend T affections and to faculties Which sense may reach and apprehend Else a great Prince in prison lies.
John Donne   Category: Man

Im not interested in being Wonder Woman in the delivery room. Give me drugs. Requesting an epidural in advance of childbirth.
Madonna   Category: Unsorted

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

That friendship will not continue to the end which is begun for an end.
Francis Quarles   Category: Friendship

That which is above is also that which is below.
Hermes Trismegistos   Category: Unsorted

Several excuses are always less convincing than one.
Aldous Huxley   Category: Excuse

Insanity runs in my family. It practically gallops.
Cary Grant   Category: Insanity

If you cannot make money on one dollar if you do not coax one dollar to work hard for you you wont know how tomake money out of one hundred thousand dollars.
E. S. Kinnear   Category: Unsorted

Well I've had a happy life.
William Hazlitt   Category: Last

The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him; and the surest way to make him untrustworthy is to distrust him and show your distrust.
Henry Lewis Stimson   Category: Trust

Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air drink the drink taste the fruit and resign yourself to the influences of each.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Seasons

When you fight you don't fight for abstract values like the flag or the nation or democracy. You fight for your buddy. You fight to keep him alive and he fights to keep you alive and you go on that way day after day battle after battle. And when one of your buddies dies something inside you dies as well. But you go on. You fight so that his death isnt meaningless his sacrifice isnt for nothing.
Richard Marcinko   Category: Unsorted

Trust not yourself but your defects to know make use of every friend and every foe.
Alexander Pope   Category: Self

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

Enzymes are things invented by biologists that explain things which otherwise require harder thinking.
Jerome Lettvin   Category: Explain

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 don't need democratization of privilege. What we need is the self-discipline of democracy.
Thomas I. Parkinson   Category: Unsorted

The pessimist complains about the wind; The optimist expects it to change; The realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Optimism

Whoever will be free must make himself free. Freedom is no fairy gift to fall into a mans lap. What is freedom? To have the will to be responsible for ones self.
Max Stirner   Category: Unsorted

Ask yourself whether you are happy and you cease to be so.
John Stuart Mill   Category: Happiness

I shall go the way of the open sea To the lands I knew before you came And the cool ocean breezes shall blow from me The memory of your name.
Laurence Hope   Category: Memory

When I consider life tis all a cheat: Yet fooled with hope men favor the deceit.
John Dryden   Category: Tomorrow

Girls are so queer you never know what they mean. They say No when they mean Yes and drive a man out of his wits for the fun of it.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Woe

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

The man that blushes is not quite a brute.
Edward Young   Category: Blushing

A gossip is someone whos the knife of the party.
Morris Bender   Category: Unsorted

If you want to say it with flowers a single rose says : Im cheap!
Delta Burke   Category: Flower

Tis an old saying the Devil lurks behind the cross. All is not gold that glitters. From the tail of the plough Bamba was made King of Spain; and from his silks and riches was Rodrigo cast to be devoured by the snakes.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Devil

A thousand years scarce serve to form a state: An hour may lay it in the dust.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Nation

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

Lamb of God who takest away the sins of the world have mercy upon us.
Mass   Category: Unsorted

Two seemingly incompatible conceptions can each represent the truth.... They may serve in turn to represent the facts without ever entering into direct conflict.
Louis Victor de Broglie   Category: Unsorted

Never violate the sacredness of your individual self-respect.
Theodore Parker   Category: Self

Most wretched men Are cradled into poetry by wrong: They learn in suffering what they teach in song.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Poetry

Some recent work by E. Fermi and L. Szilard which has been communicated to me in manuscript leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and if necessary quick action on the part of the Administration. This new phenomena would also lead to the construction of bombs.... A single bomb of this type carried by boat and exploded in a port might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. However such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air.
Albert Einstein   Category: Nuclear

The hour which gives us life begins to take it away.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Birth

I can see how it might be possible for a man to look down upon the earth and be an atheist but I cannot conceive how a man could look up into the heavens and say there is no God.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Atheism

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

I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous.
Brian W. Kernighan   Category: Body

He made an instrument to know If the moon shine at full or no.
Samuel Butler   Category: Moon

Words were never invented to fully explain the peaceful aura that surrounds us when we are in communion with minds of the same thoughts.
Eddie Myers   Category: Mind

Violence does in truth recoil upon the violent and the schemer falls into the pit which he digs for another.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle   Category: Vigilant

Advertising today is not subliminal but its subtle psychological effect is as devastating as any secret message flashed at high speeds to unsuspecting viewers.
Lucy Komisar   Category: Advertising

I steer my bark with hope in the head leaving fear astern.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Fear

The unacceptable face of capitalism.
Edward Heath   Category: Unsorted

Hope I die before I get old.
The Who   Category: Unsorted

Friendship is not possible between two women one of whom is very well dressed.
Laurie Colwin   Category: Clothes

Dreams ideas and plans not only are an escape they give me purpose a reason to hang on.
Steven Callahan   Category: Dream

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature.
Zeno   Category: Unsorted

Mr. Clarke played the King all evening as though under constant fear that someone else was about to play the Ace. [Field was referring to Creston Clarkes performance of King Lear in Denver in 1880.]
Eugene Field   Category: Unsorted

If there is anything the nonconformist hates worse than a conformist it's another nonconformist who doesn't conform to the prevailing standard of nonconformity.
Bill Vaughan   Category: Conformity

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Sorrow

Love is a boy by poets styld; Then spare the rod and spoil the child.
Samuel Butler   Category: Love

To give up the task of reforming society is to give up ones responsibility as a free man.
Alan Paton   Category: Freedom

Some men never seem to grow old. Always active in thought always ready to adopt new ideas they are never chargeable with foggyism. Satisfied yet ever dissatisfied settled yet ever unsettled they always enjoy the best of what is are the first to find the best of what will be.
William Shakespeare   Category: Old

Work 40 hours a week for someone else and theyll get what you want.
Carl Romallo   Category: Unsorted

If I have seen farther than others it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants.
Isaac Newton   Category: Others

The savior of wandering in the ocean of deathless life has rid me of all my asking; As the tree is in the seed so all diseases are in this asking.
Kabir   Category: Unsorted

I will it. I insist on it! Let my will stand instead of reason.
Decimus Junius Juvenalis Juvenal   Category: Reason

Take care of the sense and the sounds will take care of themselves.
Lewis Carroll   Category: Sense

The great challenge for the garden designer is not to make the garden look natural but to make the garden so that the people in it will feel natural.
Lawrence Halprin   Category: Unsorted

Learn the true topography; the monstrous and wonderful archetypes are not inside you not inside your consciousness; you are inside them trapped and howling to get out
R. A. Lafferty   Category: Unsorted

Mathematics may be defined as the subject in which we never know what we are talking about nor whether what we are saying is true.
Bertrand Russell   Category: Mathematics

Progress in America has resulted from the freedom of the individual to venture for himself and to assure the gains and take all the losses as they come.
Robert R. Wason   Category: Unsorted

Virtue often trips and falls on the sharp-edged rock of poverty.
Marie Sue   Category: Unsorted

Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people whom we personally dislike.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Morality

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

It is hard to be brave when youre only a Very Small Animal.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Brave

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

Wisdom is to finish the moment to find the journeys end in every step of the road to live the greatest number of good hours.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: End

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

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. Its the transition thats troublesome.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Death

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

A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
Daniel Webster   Category: Money

You have the greatest chance of being happy when the voice you respond to is your own voice.
Sonya Friedman   Category: Unsorted

My mirth can laugh and talk but cannot sing: My grief finds harmonies in everything.
James B.V. Thomson   Category: Unsorted

Wherever a man goes men will pursue him and paw him with their dirty institutions and if they can constrain him to belong to their desperate odd-fellow society.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Indispensable

The spirit the will to win and the will to excel are the things that endure. These qualities are so much more important than the events that occur.
Vincent Lombardi   Category: Win

Live with men as if God saw you; converse with God as if men heard you.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Brave

There is not less wit nor less invention in applying rightly a thought one finds in a book than in being the first author of that thought. Cardinal du Perron has been heard to say that the happy application of a verse of Virgil has deserved a talent.
Pierre Bayle   Category: Quotations

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

Every government has as much of a duty to avoid war as a ships captain has to avoid a shipwreck.
Guy de Maupassant   Category: Government

All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Labor

Prisons are built with stones of Law Brothels with bricks of Religion.
William Blake   Category: Prison

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

Nature is what we know Yet have not art to say So impotent our wisdom is To her simplicity.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Nature

We have been told ... that this life is a necessary part in the course of progression designed by our Father. We have been taught ... to look upon these bodies of ours as gifts from God.... It has been declared in the solemn word of revelation that the spirit and the body constitute the soul of man; and therefore we should look upon this body as something that shall endure in the resurrected state beyond the grave something to be kept pure and holy.
James E. Talmage   Category: Unsorted

We must love one another. Only [by doing] so can our long years of toil and struggle reach full reward and we be crowned with life everlasting.
Susa Young Gates   Category: Unsorted

Man is certainly stark mad; he cannot make a flea And yet he will be making gods by dozens.
Michel de Montaigne   Category: Religion

In Zen the important thing is to stop the course of the mind.
Takashina Rosen   Category: Unsorted

Heroism on command senseless brutality deplorable love-of-country stance and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism how passionately I hate them!
Albert Einstein   Category: Patriotism

Is fuel efficiency really what we need most desperately? I say that what we really need is a car that can be shot when it breaks down.
Russell Baker   Category: Automobiles

Assumptions are the termites of relationships. I wrote that.
Henry Winkler   Category: Unsorted

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

Most men hate to shop. Thats why the mens department is usually on the first floor of a department store two inches from the door.
John Wayne   Category: Unsorted

The clean tongue the clear head and the bright eye are birthrights of each day.
Dr. William Osler   Category: Unsorted

Nothing is so bitter that a calm mind cannot find comfort in it.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Adversity

God helps those who help themselves.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: God

I must lose myself in action lest I wither in despair.
Lord Alfred Tennyson   Category: Action

In our everyday garden grow the rosemary juniper ferns and plane trees perfectly tangible and visible. For these plants that have an illusory relationship with us which in no way alters their existentiality we are merely an event an accident and our presence which seems so solid laden with gravity is to them no more than a momentary void in motion through the air. Reality is a quality that belongs to them and we can exercise no rights over it.
Leo Lionni   Category: Garden

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

There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love.
Thornton Niven Wilder   Category: Bridge

Give and take.
Proverb   Category: Give

When a man is wrong and wont admit is he always gets angry.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton   Category: Anger

In the final analysis there is no other solution to a mans problems but the days honest work the days honest decisions the days generous utterance and the days good deed.
Clare Boothe Luce   Category: Unsorted

There are more fools than wise men; and even in wise men more folly than wisdom.
Nicholas Chamfort   Category: Learn

Those who see worldly live as an obstacle to Dharma see no Dharma in everyday actions; they have not discovered that there are no everyday actions outside of Dharma.
Dogen Zenji   Category: World

Contradiction is not a sign of falsity nor the lack of contradiction a sign of truth.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Contradict

If you cant laugh at yourself make fun of other people.
Bobby Slayton   Category: Funerals

Business more than any other occupation is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation an instinctive exercise in foresight.
Henry R. Luce   Category: Business

He that displays too often his wife and his wallet is in danger of having both of them borrowed.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Borrow

The Scriptures teach us the best way of living the noblest way of suffering and the most comfortable way of dying.
John Flavel   Category: Most

Arithmetic is being able to count up to twenty without taking off your shoes.
Mickey Mouse   Category: Arithmetic

The control center of your life is your attitude.
Unknown   Category: Attitude

The believing we do something when we do nothing is the first illusion of tobacco.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Smoking

Gratitude is the fairest blossom Which springs from the soul.
Henry Ward Beecher   Category: Gratitude

The criterion by which these people judge their action is a simple one. If in any part of the world the Communist Party by no matter what means is in power that is democracy. If anywhere the Communists fail then however fair the conditions it is regarded as Fascism.
Earl Clement Richard Attlee   Category: Government

The effective impact upon us of men of honor rectitude and goodwill is to arouse kindred impulses within us. We begin to detect in ourselves undeveloped capacities. The touch of the heroic awakens in us the slumbering hero. Fellowship with a true servant of mankind calls into action our latent impulses to minister.
Charles Malcolm Douglas D.D.   Category: Hero

You are leaving port under sealed orders and in a troubled period. You cannot know whither you are going or what you are to do. But why not take the Pilot on board who knows the nature of your sealed orders from the outset and who will shape your entire voyage accordingly? He knows the shoals and the sand banks the rocks and the reefs He will steer you safely into that celestial harbor where your anchor will be cast for eternity. Let His almighty nail-pierced hands hold the wheel and you will be safe.
Peter Marshall   Category: Unsorted

Mistakes are almost always of a sacred nature. Never try to correct them. On the contrary: rationalize them understand them thoroughly. After that it will be possible for you to sublimate them.
Salvador Dali   Category: Mistake

You fight dandelions all weekend and late Monday afternoon there they are pert as all get out in full and gorgeous bloom pretty as can be thriving as only dandelions can in the face of adversity.
Hal Borland   Category: Garden

Since wars begin in the minds of men it is in the minds of men that the defenses of peace must be constructed. United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organizations
Unknown   Category: Peace

If I wished to punish a province I would have it governed By philosophers.
Frederick II the Great   Category: Government

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

Miracles, in the case of phenomena we cannot explain, surround us on every hand: Life itself is the miracle of miracles.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Miracles

The spirit is smothered as it were by ignorance but so soon as ignorance is destroyed spirit shine forth like the sun when released from clouds.
Sankara   Category: Unsorted

A wise man changes his mind a fool never.
Proverb   Category: Change

Children when they ask you why your mama so funny say she is a poet she don't have no sense
Lucille Clifton   Category: Unsorted

As the British Constitution is the most subtle organism which has proceeded from progressive history so the American Constitution is the most wonderful work ever struck off at a given time by the brain and purpose of man.
William Ewart Gladstone   Category: Wonderful

Hatred is something peculiar. You will always find it strongest and most violent where there is the lowest degree of culture.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Hate

Look Ma! Top of the world!
James Cagney   Category: Unsorted

If they want peace nations should avoid the pin-pricks that precede cannonshots.
Napoleon Bonaparte   Category: Peace

Be noble minded! Our own heart and not other mens opinions of us forms our true honor.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Unsorted

I am a man; I think nothing human is alien to me Homo sum: humani nihil a me alienum puto
Publius Terence (P. Terentius Afer)   Category: Housework

... that in a few years all great physical constants will have been approximately estimated and that the only occupation which will be left to men of science will be to carry these measurements to another place of decimals.
James Clerk Maxwell   Category: Unsorted

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

Gods gifts put mans best dreams to shame.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   Category: Gift

Like many women my age I am 28 years old.
Mary Schmich   Category: Women

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

Autumn arrives in the early morning but spring at the close of a winter day.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Unsorted

A Johns Hopkins doctor says that we do not know why it is that the worriers die sooner than the non-worriers but that is a fact. But I who am simple of mind think I know; we are inwardly constructed in nerve and tissue and brain cell and soul for faith and not for fear. God made us that way. Therefore the need of faith is not something imposed on us dogmatically but it is written in us intrinsically. We cannot live without it. To live by worry is to live against Reality.
Eli Stanley Jones   Category: Unsorted

It is quite beyond me how anyone can believe God speaks to us in books and stories. If the world does not directly reveal to us our relationship to it if our hearts fail to tell us what we owe ourselves and others we shall assuredly not learn it from books which are at best designed but to give names to our errors.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Book

You take a number of small steps which you believe are right thinking maybe tomorrow somebody will treat this as a dangerous provocation. And then you wait. If there is no reaction you take another step: courage is only an accumulation of small steps.
George Konrad   Category: Courage

There exists no politician in India daring enough to attempt to explain to the masses that cows can be eaten.
Indira Gandhi   Category: India

If you really want to draw close to your garden you must remember first of all that you are dealing with a being that lives and dies; like the human body with its poor flesh its illnesses at times repugnant. One must not always see it dressed up for a ball manicured and immaculate.
Fernand Lequenne   Category: Unsorted

Friendship is precious not only in the shade but in the sunshine of life.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Friendship

Nothing levels a playing field like a better idea.
Stanley I. Mason Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Damn the laws of England! I make the laws and every son of a bitch shall be governed by them.
William Bligh   Category: Unsorted

It was no great tragedy being Judy Garlands daughter. I had tremendously interesting childhood yearsexcept they had little to do with being a child.
Liza Minnelli   Category: Unsorted

I like the word indolence. It makes my laziness seem classy.
Bern Williams   Category: Lazy

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

Who has not been amazed to learn that the function y = e^x like a phoenix rising again from its own ashes is its own derivative?
Francois le Lionnais   Category: Unsorted

I read my eyes out and cant read half enough.... The more one reads the more one sees we have to read.
John Adams   Category: Reactionaries

The outcome of any serious research can only be to make two questions grow where only one grew before.
Thorstein Veblen   Category: Research

In seed time learn in harvest teach in winter enjoy.
William Blake   Category: Proverb

O Polly you might have toyed and kissed By keeping men off you keep them on.
John Gay   Category: Coquetry

Microsoft is engaging in unlawful predatory practices that go well beyond the scope of fair competition.
Orrin Hatch   Category: Computer

We all need somebody to talk to. It would be good if we talked to each other not just pitter-patter but real talk. We shouldnt be so afraid because most people really like this contact; that you show you are vulnerable makes them free to be vulnerable too. Its so much easier to be together when we drop our masks.
Liv Ullmann   Category: Talk

Petty laws breed great crimes.
Ouida   Category: Law

Those are my principles. If you don't like them I have others.
Groucho Marx   Category: Principle

Fame is a vapor; popularity an accident; the only earthly certainty is oblivion.
Mark Twain   Category: False

This age thinks better of a gilded fool Than of a threadbare saint in wisdoms school.
Thomas Dekker   Category: Unsorted

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

A man on a date wonders if hell get lucky. The woman already knows.
Monica Piper   Category: Man

Give the laborer his wage before his perspiration be dry.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Labor

To many total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.
Saint Augustine of Hippo   Category: Abstinence

Oh how lovely was the morning! Radiant beamed the sun above. Bees were humming Sweet birds Singing Music ringing through the grove. When within the shady woodland Joseph sought the God of love. Humbly kneeling sweet appealing `Twas the boys first uttered prayer When the powers of sin assailing Filled his soul with deep despair; But undaunted still he trusted In his heavnly Fathers care. Suddenly a light descended. Brighter far than noon-day sun And a shining glorious pillar Oer him fell around him shone. While appeared two heavnly beings God the Father and the Son. `Joseph this is my beloved; Hear Him! Oh how sweet the word! Josephs humble prayer was answered And he listened to the Lord. Oh what rapture filled his bosom For he saw the living God.
George Manwaring   Category: Unsorted

No Government can be long secure without a formidable Opposition.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Government

An itch for disputation is the mange of the churches. Disputandi pruritas ecclesiarum scabies
Sir Henry Wotton   Category: Unsorted

To love is to transform; to be a poet.
Norman O. Brown   Category: Unsorted

Whence is thy learning? Hath thy toil Oer books consumed the midnight oil?
John Gay   Category: Learn

It is easy to take liberty for granted when you have never had it taken from you.
Dick Cheney   Category: Liberty

It is possible that our race may be an accident in a meaningless universe living its brief life uncared for on this dark cooling star: but even so and all the more what marvelous creatures we are! What fairy story what tale from the Arabian Nights of the jinns is a hundredth part as wonderful as this true fairy story of simians! It is so much more heartening too than the tales we invent. A universe capable of giving birth to many such accidents is blind or not a good world to live in a promising universe.... We once thought we lived on Gods footstool it may be a throne.
Clarence Shepard Day Jr.   Category: Accidents

To receive everything one must open ones hands and give.
Taisen Deshimaru Roshi   Category: Everything

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

Never trust a man who speaks well of everybody.
John Churton Collins   Category: Crisis

Worriers spend a lot of time shoveling smoke.
Claude McDonald   Category: Worry

Put out the light.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Last

A manager is not a person who can do the work better than his men; he is a person who can get his men to do the work better than he can.
Frederick W. Smith   Category: Nun

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

All intellectual improvement arises from leisure.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Intellect

That jewel knowledge is great riches which is not plundered by kinsmen nor carried off by thieves nor decreased by giving.
Bhavabhuti   Category: Unsorted

Consistency requires you to be as ignorant today as you were a year ago.
Bernard Berenson   Category: Consistent

An Charlie hes my darling my darling my darling Charlie hes my darling the young Chevalier.
Robert Burns   Category: Truth

Marriage is popular because it combines the maximum of temptation with the maximum of opportunity.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Marriage

When men are the most sure and arrogant they are commonly the most mistaken giving views to passion without that proper deliberation and suspense which alone can secure them from the grossest absurdities.
David Hume   Category: Conceit

Don't take the will for the deed; get the deed.
Ethel Mumford   Category: Will

Four things come not back: The spoken word The sped arrow The past life The neglected opportunity.
Proverb   Category: Neglect

He who buys what he does not need steals from himself.
Unknown   Category: Buy

When night Darkens the streets then wander forth the sons Of Belial flown with insolence and wine.
John Milton   Category: Alcohol

Hope is natures veil for hiding truths nakedness.
Alfred Bernhard Nobel   Category: Hope

And differing judgments serve but to declare That truth lies somewhere if we knew but where.
William Cowper   Category: Judgment

If you are not afraid to ask 'why' you can change whatever you want.
Unknown   Category: Why

Every man thinks God is on his side. The rich and powerful know he is.
Jean Anouilh   Category: God

Even with a dull ax you can blaze a trail.
Robert Powers   Category: Unsorted

We are not fighting for integration nor are we fighting for separation. We are fighting for recognition as human beings. We are fighting for ... human rights.
Malcolm X   Category: Right

Pseudonym of Marie Antoinette Mortier (1882– ) French author
Aurel   Category: Unsorted

What I am going to tell you about is what we teach our physics students in the third or fourth year of graduate school ... It is my task to convince you not to turn away because you don't understand it. You see my physics students don't understand it ... That is because I don't understand it. Nobody does.
Richard Phillips Feynman   Category: Unsorted

The right of revolution is an inherent one. When people are oppressed by their government it is a natural right they enjoy to relieve themselves of oppression if they are strong enough whether by withdrawal from it or by overthrowing it and substituting a government more acceptable.
Ulysses S. Grant   Category: Revolution

Responsibility is the price of greatness.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Gravity

Income-tax time is when you test your powers of deduction.
Shelby Friedman   Category: Unsorted

There are times when minds need to turn to simple things. Perhaps for a few of these nights all of us might do well to leave the briefcases at the office and to read again the pages of the Bible and to re-read the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States. We might do well to stay home a few days and walk over the fields or to stand in the shelter of the barn door and reflect upon the relentless and yet benevolent forces of Mother Nature. The laws of nature are relentless. They can never be disobeyed without exacting a penalty. Yet they are benevolent for when they are understood and obeyed nature yields up the abundance that blesses those who understand and obey.
Wheeler McMillen   Category: Unsorted

It is now possible for a flight attendant to get a pilot pregnant.
Richard J. Ferris   Category: Airplanes

A guy who wraps up a two-minute idea in a two-hour vocabulary.
Walter Winchell   Category: Unsorted

So once in every year we throng Upon a day apart To praise the Lord with feast and song In thankfulness of heart.
Arthur Gutterman   Category: Unsorted

A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees.
William Blake   Category: Fool

If you listen to the neverdos its never done.
David Lloyd George   Category: Unsorted

Sympathizers are spectators; empathizers wear game shoes.
John Eyberg   Category: Unsorted

I have a face like the behind of an elephant.
Charles Laughton   Category: Unsorted

In our play we reveal what kind of people we are.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: People

My physics teacher points to a blank chalk board and explains things.
Chris Kelly   Category: Unsorted

Usenet is like Tetris for people who still remember how to read.
Unknown   Category: Internet

I do not see why we should not be as just to an ant as to a human being.
Charles Kingsley   Category: Cruel

Fear can though it is not God create something from nothing. Porque el miedo sin ser Dios suele hacer algo de nada.
Caspar de Aguilar   Category: Unsorted

Its important to me that money not be important to me.
Les Brown   Category: Unsorted

People are divided into two groups the righteous and the unrighteous and the righteous do the dividing.
Lord Cohen   Category: Into

Every science and every inquiry and similarly every activity and pursuit is thought to aim at some good.
Aristotle   Category: Good

Born at Kaliste in Bohemia the son of a Jewish peddler Gustav Mahler described himself as: ... three times homeless a Bohemian in Austria an Austrian among Germans and a Jew throughout the world everywhere an intruder never welcomed.
Gustav Mahler   Category: Unsorted

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

Speaking to Esther Blodgett (Judy Garland): You must have been born with that name. You couldnt have made it up.
James Mason   Category: Unsorted

Three things return not even for prayers and tears The arrow which the archer shoots at will; The spoken word keen-edged and sharp to sting; The opportunity left unimproved. If thou would'st speak a word of loving cheer Oh speak it now. This moment is thine own.
Richardson   Category: Unsorted

Easy is the descent to Avernus. Facilis descensus Averno
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Hell

Learn your language well and command it well and you will have the first component to life.
Edward Roscoe Murrow   Category: Unsorted

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
Eustace Budgell   Category: Unsorted

Local defense will always be important. But there is no local defense which alone will contain the mighty land power of the Communist world. Local defense must be reinforced by the further deterrent of massive retaliatory power.
John Foster Dulles   Category: Unsorted

Pushing forty? Shes hanging on for dear life.
Ivy Compton-Burnett   Category: Unsorted

Civilization is the distance man has placed between himself and his excreta.
Brian Wilson Aldiss   Category: Civilization

It takes more than Capital to swing business. Youve got to have the A. I. D. degree to get byAdvertising Initiative and Dynamics.
Ren Mulford Jr.   Category: Business

An unexamined life is not worth living.
Socrates   Category: Life

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

A better world shall emerge based on faith and understanding.
General Douglas MacArthur   Category: World

The fact that logic cannot satisfy us awakens an almost insatiable hunger for the irrational
A. N. Wilson   Category: Logic

War therefore is an act of violence to compel our opponent to fulfil our will.
Carl von Clausewitz   Category: War

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

Maturity is a bitter disappointment for which no remedy exists unless laughter can be said to remedy anything.
Kurt Vonnegut Jr.   Category: Disappointment

Good people are good because theyve come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success you know.... One who doesnt try cannot fail and become wise.
William Saroyan   Category: Factory

Any speaker who does not strike oil in ten minutes should stop boring.
Louis Nizer   Category: Bore

PRESENT n. That part of eternity dividing the domain of disappointment from the realm of hope.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Eternity

Thought is the labor of the intellect reverie is its pleasure.
Victor Hugo   Category: Reverie

We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret or disappointment.
Jim Rohn   Category: Pain

The instinctive feeling of a great people is often wiser than its wisest men.
Louis Kossuth   Category: Unsorted

There is a devil in every berry of the grape.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Alcohol

Proverbs like the sacred books of each nation are the sanctuary of the intuitions.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Proverb

And the fruits will outdo what the flowers have promised.
Francois de Malherbe   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

Many people fail because they conclude that fundamentals do not apply in their case.
M. L. Cichon   Category: Factory

Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship and it is far the best ending for one.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Friendship

Before you organize you ought to analyze and see what the elements of the business are.
Gerard Swope   Category: Unsorted

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

But when shall spring visit the mouldering urn? Oh when shall it dawn on the night of the grave?
James Beattie   Category: Unsorted

I went to a bookstore and asked the saleswoman Where's the self-help section? She said if she told me it would defeat the purpose.
Steven Wright   Category: Help

We need a president whos fluent in at least one language.
Buck Henry   Category: Unsorted

Each excellent thing once learned serves for a measure of all other knowledge.
Sir Philip Sidney   Category: Knowledge

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

See the conquering hero comes! Sound the trumpet beat the drums!
Thomas Morell   Category: Conquer

A word is not a crystal transparent and unchanged; it is the skin of a living thought and may vary greatly in color and content according to the circumstances and the time in which it is used.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Word

How often the sight of means to do ill deeds makes deeds ill done.
William Shakespeare   Category: Temptation

Both parties deprecated war; but one of them would make war rather than let the nation survive; and the other would accept war rather than let it perish. And the war came.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: War

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

We barely have time to react in this world let alone rehearse.
Ani Difranco   Category: Time

My life cannot implement in action the demands of all the people to whom my heart responds.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh   Category: Heart

The preservation of the sacred fire of liberty and the destiny of the republican model of government are justly considered ... deeply ... finally staked on the experiment entrusted to the hands of the American people.
George Washington   Category: Liberty

Revolutions never occur in mathematics.
Michael Crowe   Category: Unsorted

By patience and determination rather than by a harsh upsetting of tradition we move toward our national aspirations.... This is the way we get things done in America. One man tells another does what he can till the sum of these efforts grows into a national aspirationa precious goal. Then occurs our miracle of democracy: because the groundwork has been surely laid the goal is already within our grasp.
Newton B. Drury   Category: Unsorted

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
Sir John Lubbock   Category: Depend

When Harel wished to put a joke or witticism into circulation he was in the habit of connecting it with some celebrated name on the chance of reclaiming it if it took. Thus he assigned to Talleyrand in the Nain Jaune the phrase Speech was given to man to disguise his thoughts.
Edouard Fournier   Category: Unsorted

All virtue lies in individual action in inward energy in self determination. There is no moral worth in being swept away by a crowd even toward the best objective.
William Ellery Channing   Category: Virtue

My love for Heathcliff resembles the eternal rocks beneath:- a source of little visible delight but necessary.
Emily Brontµ   Category: Unsorted

His huff arrived and he departed in it.
Alexander Woollcott   Category: Departure

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

The shortest answer is doing.
George Herbert   Category: Action

We have before us the fiendishness of business competition and the world war passion and wrongdoing antagonism between classes and moral depravity within them economic tyranny above and the slave spirit below.
Karl Barth   Category: Unsorted

Love that is not madness is not love.
Pedro Calderon   Category: Love

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

The highest law gives a thing to him who can use it.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Property

Oil prices have fallen lately. We include this news for the benefit of gas stations which otherwise wouldn't learn of it for six months.
Bill Tammeus   Category: Unsorted

The mystical is not how the world is but that it is.
Ludwig Josef Johann Wittgenstein   Category: Mystics

Silence is the ultimate weapon of power.
Charles Andre Joseph Mario de Gaulle   Category: Power

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

Wheresoever you go go with all your heart.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Heart

To analyze the charms of flowers is like dissecting music; it is one of those things which it is far better to enjoy than to attempt to fully understand.
Henry T. Tuckerman   Category: Flower

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

He who is merely just is severe.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Unsorted

RACK n. An argumentative implement formerly much used in persuading devotees of a false faith to embrace the living truth. As a call to the unconverted the rack never had any particular efficacy and is now held in light popular esteem.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Persuasion

Try to learn something about everything and everything about something.
Thomas Henry Huxley   Category: Epitaphs

If you play it safe you stagnate is this league. Maybe well bust but if we hit it well hit it big.
Jimmy Johnson   Category: Unsorted

I believe that every right implies a responsibility every opportunity an obligation every possession a duty.
John (Jay) Davison Rockefeller IV   Category: Possessions

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say Im a dreamer but Im not the only one. I hope someday youll join us and the world will be as one.
John Lennon   Category: Unsorted

O Lord if there is a Lord save my soul If I have a soul.
J. Ernest Renan   Category: Soul

They have exiled me now from their society and I am pleased because humanity does not exile except the one whose noble spirit rebels against despotism and oppression. He who does not prefer exile to slavery is not free by any measure of freedom truth and duty.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Freedom

The worlds greatest need ... is mutual confidence. No human being ever knows all the secrets of anothers heart. Yet there is enough confidence between mother and child husband and wife buyer and seller ... to make social life a practical possibility. Confidence may be risky but it is nothing like so risky as mistrust.
Arnold Joseph Toynbee   Category: Unsorted

There are few pleasures like really burrowing ones nose into sweet peas.
Angela Thirkell   Category: Unsorted

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
Anita Loos   Category: Blonde

The only safety for the conquered is to expect no safety.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Safety

It is a lesson which all history teaches wise men to put trust in ideas and not in circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Idea

He that is without sin among you let him first cast a stone at her.
The Bible   Category: Self

The demon of intemperance ever seems to have delighted in sucking the blood of genius and of generosity.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Temperance

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him
H.S.M. Burnes   Category: Unsorted

All we have gained then by our unbelief Is a life of doubt diversified by faith For one of faith diversified by doubt: We called the chess-board whitewe call it black.
Robert Browning   Category: Life

Therefore the sage is as pointed as a square but does not pierce. He is as acute as a knife but does not cut. He is as straight as an unbent line but does not extend. He is as bright as light but does not dazzle.
Lao Tzu   Category: Garden

Democracy is never a thing done. Democracy is always something that a nation must be doing. What is necessary now is one thing and one thing only ... that democracy become again democracy in action not democracy accomplished and piled up in goods and gold.
Archibald MacLeish   Category: Democracy

In a free society every opportunity comes with three obligations. First you must seize it. You must mold it into a work that brings value to others. Second you must live it. Opportunity is nurtured only by action. Third you must defend the freedom to pursue opportunities. You must embrace these three obligations as if the future of the United States depended on it. In fact it does.
Roberto C. Goizueta   Category: Opportunity

I do not pretend to know what many ignorant men are sure of.
Clarence Seward Darrow   Category: Agnostic

Nature provides a free lunch but only if we control our appetites.
William D. Ruckelshaus   Category: Nature

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson   Category: Children

Do not make the mistake of treating your dogs like humans or they will treat you like dogs.
Martha Scott   Category: Dog

Even while they teach men learn.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Teach

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

Punctuality is the politeness of kings.
Louis XVII   Category: Punctuality

When you clench your fist no one can put anything in you hand nor can your hand pick up anything.
Alex Haley   Category: Unsorted

Imagination is a good horse to carry you over the ground not a flying carpet to set you free from probability.
Robertson Davies   Category: Imagination

The hour of departure has arrived and we go our ways I go to die and you to live. Which is the better God only knows.
Socrates   Category: Death

The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.
Aristotle   Category: Art

While theres life theres hope.
Publius Terentius Terence   Category: Death

If the world were a logical place men would ride side saddle.
Rita Mae Brown   Category: World

It is an old saying and one of fearful and fathomless import that we are forming characters for eternity. Form- ing characters? Whose? Our own or others? Bothand in that momentous act lies the peril and responsibility of our existence.
Elihu Burritt   Category: Character

[We] must lead out in sanctifying this appointed day each week.
H. Aldrich Gillespie   Category: Unsorted

Hell there are no rules here were trying to accomplish something.
Thomas Alva Edison   Category: Rule

A life on the ocean wave! A home on the rolling deep Where the scattered waters rave And the winds their revels keep!
Epes Sargent   Category: Unsorted

No man likes to have his intelligence or good faith questioned especially if he has doubts about it himself.
Henry Brooks Adams   Category: Inferior

If we are forced at every hour to watch or listen to horrible events this constant stream of ghastly impressions will deprive even the most delicate among us of all respect for humanity.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: News

The best doctor is the one you run for and cant find.
Denis Diderot   Category: Doctor

To sell something tell a woman its a bargain; tell a man its deductible.
Earl Wilson   Category: Sales

Beaten paths are for beaten men.
Eric Johnston   Category: Unsorted

Familiarity breeds attempt.
Jane Sherwood Ace   Category: Temptation

There is nothing half so sweet in life As loves young dreams.
Thomas Moore   Category: Love

The soul of God is poured into the world through the thoughts of men.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Soul

To live is not to die to die is to not have lived.
Alix Pasterick   Category: Courage

Parties who want milk should not seat themselves on a stool in the middle of a field in hope that the cow will back up to them.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Action

There is a certain relief in change even though it be from bad to worse; as I have often found in travelling in a stage-coach that it is often a comfort to shift one's position and be bruised in a new place.
Washington Irving   Category: Travel

It is by translating your fine sense of aspiration into actual lofty deeds that you grow toward your ideal. Link your lofty thoughts to earnest active effort and good results will inevitably follow.
Grenville Kleiser   Category: Begin

Once a decision was made I did not worry about it afterward.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Decision

The age of chivalry is gone. That of sophisters economists and calculators has succeeded.
Edmund Burke   Category: Past

Language is the picture and counterpart of thought.
Mark Hopkins   Category: Unsorted

One has often wondered whether upon the whole earth there is anything so unintelligent so unapt to perceive how the world is really going as an ordinary young Englishman of our upper class.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Unsorted

The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Pride

I felt something impossible for me to explain in words. Then when they took her away it hit me. I got scared all over again and began to feel giddy. Then it came to me I was a father.
Nat King Cole   Category: Unsorted

The truth is we are all caught in a great economic system which is heartless.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Easy

Hunger is the teacher of the arts and the bestower of invention. Magister artis ingenique largitor Venter
Aulus Persius Flaccus   Category: Unsorted

We are what we think. With our thoughts we make the world. All that we are will rise with our thoughts.
Sogyal Rinpoche   Category: Education

I know on which side my bread is buttred.
John Heywood   Category: Favors

Winter Song The browns the olives and the yellows died And were swept up to heaven; where they glowed Each dawn and set of sun till Christmastide And when the land lay pale for them pale-snowed Fell back and down the snow-drifts flamed and flowed. From off your face into the winds of winter The sun-brown and the summer-gold are blowing; But they shall gleam with spiritual glinter When paler beauty on your brows falls snowing And through those snows my looks shall be soft-going.
Wilfred Owen   Category: Unsorted

If a man does not control his temper it is a sad admission that he is not in control of his thoughts. He then becomes a victim of his own passions and emotions which lead him to actions that are totally unfit for civilized behavior let alone behavior for a priesthood holder.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Temper

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

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

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

In how many lives does love really play a dominant part? The average taxpayer is no more capable of the grand passion than of a grand opera.
Israel Zangwill   Category: Love

We think as we do mainly because other people think so.
Samuel Butler   Category: Others

Remember when the judgments weak the prejudice is strong.
   Category: Prejudice

Call no man foe but never love a stranger.
Stella Benson   Category: Never

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

A promising young man should go into politics so that he can go on promising for the rest of his life.
Robert Byrne   Category: Unsorted

I am the master in my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
W.E. Henley   Category: Last

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

Love all Gods creatures the animals the plants. Love everything to perceive the divine mystery in all.
Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky   Category: Unsorted

Youths the season made for joys Love is then our duty.
John Gay   Category: Youth

A man is either free or he is not. There cannot be any apprenticeship for freedom.
Imamu Amiri Baraka   Category: Freedom

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Courage

I know that I am mortal and the creature of a day; but when I search out the massed wheeling circles of the stars my feet no longer touch the earth but side by side with Zeus himself I take my fill of ambrosia the food of the gods.
Claudius Ptolemaeus (Ptolemy)   Category: Unsorted

The foxglove with its stately bells Of purple shall adorn thy dells.
D. M. Moir   Category: Unsorted

One of mans finest qualities is described by the simple word guts the ability to take it. If you have the discipline to stand fast when your body wants to run if you can control your temper and remain cheerful in the face of monotony or disappointment you have guts in the soldiering sense. This ability to take it must be trainedthe training is hard mental as well as physical. But once ingrained you can face and flail the enemy as a soldier and enjoy the challenges of life as a civilian.
Col. John S. Roosma   Category: Soldier

Dogmatism is puppyism come to its full growth.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Dogma

It is the essence of genius to make use of the simplest ideas.
Charles Deguy   Category: Unsorted

A chair is a very difficult object. A skyscraper is almost easier. That is why Chippendale is famous.
Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe   Category: Art

The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Trifles

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

What I am concerned about in this fast-moving world in a time of crises both in foreign and domestic affairs is not so much a program as a spirit of approach not so much a mind as a heart. A program lives today and dies tomorrow. A mind if it be open may change with each new day but the spirit and the heart are as unchanging as the tides.
Owen D. Young   Category: Unsorted

Fortunately psychoanalysis is not the only way to resolve inner conflicts. Life itself still remains a very effective therapist.
Karen Horney   Category: Analysis

To watch an American on a beach or crowding into a subway or buying a theater ticket or sitting at home with his radio on tells you something about one aspect of the American character: the capacity to withstand a great deal of outside interference so to speak; a willing acceptance of frenzy which though it's never self-conscious amounts o a willingness to let other people have and assert their own lively and even offensive character. They are a tough race in this.
Alistair Cooke   Category: Radio

To love and win is the best thing; to love and lose is the next best thing.
Maximillian Arturo   Category: Love

Nothing emboldens sin as much as mercy.
William Shakespeare   Category: Mercy

We sleep soundly in our beds because rough men stand ready in thenight to visit violence on those who would do us harm.
George Orwell   Category: Safety

Happy is he who can give himself up.
Naguib Mahfouz   Category: Self

It takes two to speak the truth one to speak and the other to hear.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Listen

If such love obtained in the world today as the Lord intended that it should love of God and love of fellow men there would be no wars contentions and strife among the children of men. And that there is such is due to an indifference by men to heed the admonitions and teachings of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
George F. Richards   Category: Unsorted

Have both feet on the ground.
Proverb   Category: Body

Lessons are not given they are taken.
Cesare Pavese   Category: Learn

The man who reads nothing at all is better educated than the man who reads nothing but newspapers.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Journalism

Upper classes are a nations past; the middle class is its future.
Ayn Rand   Category: Future

We are all weak finite simple human beings standing in the need of prayer. None need it so much as those who think they are strong those who know it not but are deluded by self-sufficiency.
Harold Cooke Phillips D.D.   Category: Unsorted

He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument.
William Shakespeare   Category: Argument

Beyond Electrons The new believers of our age are they The men of science who have come to learn There is a will that points the cosmic ray A power that directs what they discern In atmosphere in star and wave and sod; Beyond electrons they discoverGod. From microscope and tube evolves a faith Of modern days sustaining ancient creeds; It is the scientist who makes a wraith Of doubt and find a God behind His deeds.
Adelaide Love   Category: Unsorted

The average Ph.D. thesis is nothing but the transference of bones from one graveyard to another.
Frank J. Dobie   Category: University

Surround yourself with the best people you can find delegate authority and don't interfere.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Best

Back and side go bare go bare Both foot and hand go cold; But belly God send thee good ale enough Whether it be new or old.
William Stevenson   Category: Unsorted

Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice doggie until you can find a rock.
Will Rogers   Category: Diploma

Getters generally don't get happiness; givers get it. You simply give to others a bit of yourself a thoughtful act a helpful idea a word of appreciation a lift over a rough spot a sense of understanding a timely suggestion. You take something out of your mind garnished in kindness out of your heart and put it into the other fellows mind and heart.
Charles H. Burr   Category: Unsorted

It is impossible to walk rapidly and be unhappy.
Howard Murray   Category: Impossible

A Prayer: 1. 3. O Father help me understand Forgive the surging doubts that rise And know the reason why Within my aching heart The boy that Thou didst give to me And take the dimness from mine eyes So early had to die; Let darkness all depart. Why
Rey L. Pratt   Category: Unsorted

Men reason to strengthen their own prejudices and not to disturb their adversarys convictions.
Ashley Dukes   Category: Prejudice

Comparisons are odorous.
William Shakespeare   Category: Comparison

Never forget that when we are silent we are one. And when we speak we are two.
Shrimati Indira Gandhi   Category: Wrong

Peace is not an absence of war it is a virtue a state of mind a disposition for benevolence confidence justice.
Baruch Spinoza   Category: War

If people concentrated on the really important things in life there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.
Doug Larsen   Category: Fish

Action springs not from thought but from a readiness for responsibility.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer   Category: Action

Evil succeeds when good men do nothing.
Mr. Philbrick   Category: Unsorted

Im a nobody nobody is perfect therefore Im perfect.
Unknown   Category: Logic

My husband gave me a necklace. Its fake. I requested fake. Maybe Im paranoid but in this day and age I don't want something around my neck thats worth more than my head.
Rita Rudner   Category: Fake

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

Keep your face in the sunshine and the shadows will fall behind you.
Proverb   Category: Shadow

You will find it less easy to uproot faults than to choke them by gaining virtues. Do not think of your faults still less of others faults. In every person who comes near you look for what is good and strong; honor that; try to imitate it and your faults will drop off like dead leaves when their time comes.
John Ruskin   Category: Fault

The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.
Plutarch   Category: Mind

Blessed is he who has nothing to say and cannot be persuaded to say it.
Proverb   Category: Nothing

More than in any other human relationship overwhelmingly more motherhood means being instantly interruptible responsive responsible.
Tillie Olsen   Category: Mother

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

Accomplishments have no color.
Leontyne Price   Category: Accomplishment

Good Heavens! For more than forty years I have been speaking prose without knowing it.
Jean Baptiste Moliare   Category: Language

We look out from the shadows on through future years For the soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears
John Vance Cheney   Category: Unsorted

You must keep your honor! You cant speak for the country; you can do little about the national economy or actions of moral weaklings who excuse themselves with the expression That is politics; nor can you be responsible for deception in others. But you are responsible for yourself! There are no collective panaceas only individual ones.
Ezra Taft Benson   Category: Honor

No one grows old by living only by losing interest in living.
Marie Beynon Ray   Category: Interest

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

Opera in English is in the main about as sensible as baseball in Italian.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Music

Those who have some means think that the most important thing in the world is love. The poor know that it is money.
Gerald Brenan   Category: Love

We meet this evening not in sorrow but in gladness of heart.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Happiness

Part of the inhumanity of the computer is that once it is competently programmed and working smoothly it is completely honest.
Isaac Asimov   Category: Computer

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
Martin Luther King Jr.   Category: Epithet

There are two kinds of repentance: One is that of Judas the other that of Peter; the one is ice broken the other is ice melted. Repentance unto life will be repentance in this life.
William Nevins   Category: Unsorted

Are you angry that others disappoint you? Remember you cannot depend on yourself.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Self

The painter should not paint what he sees but what will be seen.
Paul Klee   Category: Art

Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.
Walter Elliott   Category: Persecution

Many things love to come and live off your plants including bacteria bugs birds and bunnies. If you don't control them entire crops can be ruined. The result of your careful cultivation in your garden and in your life can be lost to predators in a short time. ... Take a look at your life what toxic relationships substances and emotions are feeding on your energy and taking away from what you have to give to others. Eliminate them.
Vivian Elisabeth Glyck   Category: Unsorted

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure And the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Death

This man is freed from servile bands of hope to rise or fear to fall; Lord of himself though not of lands and leaving nothing yet hath all.
Robert Herrick   Category: Freedom

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

I get Canadian porno - thats the extent of satellite service and Internet in my house.
Kid Rock   Category: Internet

To change ones life: 1. Start immediately 2. Do it flamboyantly 3. No exceptions.
William James   Category: Change

Man is the only creature that refuses to be what he is.
Albert Camus   Category: Acceptance

We [he and Halmos] share a philosophy about linear algebra: we think basis-free we write basis-free but when the chips are down we close the office door and compute with matrices like fury.
Irving Kaplansky   Category: Unsorted

The scientist is a lover of truth for the very love of truth itself wherever it may lead.
Luther Burbank   Category: Unsorted

There are no menial jobs only menial attitudes.
William John Bennett   Category: Attitude

Because I am a woman I must make unusual efforts to succeed. If I fail no one will say She doesnt have what it takes. They will say Women don't have what it takes.
Clare Booth Luce   Category: Success

His designs were strictly honourable as the phrase is; that is to rob a lady of her fortune by way of marriage.
Henry Fielding   Category: Romance

I have suffered too much in this world not to hope for another.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Suffer

One does not meet oneself until one catches the reflection from an eye other than human.
Loren Eiseley   Category: Unsorted

Is the leadership of the worldwide church in the hands of men and women who know how to lead others one by one to Jesus Christ? We are so concerned with planning and administration that there is a danger lest we allow these things to serve as an excuse for not doing the one thing on which all else depends.
Stephen Neill   Category: Leadership

Wealth unused might as well not exist.
Aesop   Category: Wealth

Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take. You are the architect and builder of your own life fortune and destiny.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Life

There are no embarrassing answersjust embarrassing questions.
Carl Rowan   Category: Unsorted

A word is dead When it is said; Some say. I say It just began to live that day.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Word

The really happy people are those who have broken the chains of procrastination those who find satisfaction in doing the job at hand. Theyre full of eagerness zest productivity. You can be too.
Norman Vincent Peale   Category: Happiness

If ye love wealth greater than liberty the tranquility of servitude greater than the animating contest for freedom go home from us in peace. We seek not your counsel nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.
Samuel Adams   Category: Unsorted

For those that fly may fight again Which he can never do that s slain.
Samuel Butler   Category: Fight

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

Beware as long as you live of judging people by appearances.
Jean de la La Fontaine   Category: Apparel

When as silks my Julia goes then then (methinks) how sweetly flows the liquefaction of her clothes.
Robert Herrick   Category: Clothes

The love of Justice in most men is simply the fear of suffering Injustice.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Justice

A wide screen simply makes a bad film twice as bad.
Samuel Goldwyn   Category: Movies

An enlightening pastime is to make a list of favorite things that impact the senses. Not only does it provide a challenging exercise for the mind and memory but it sharpens our appreciation of these golden moments in time. For example one persons list of ten favorite sounds: a distant train whistle; a mother talking to her new baby; the scrunch of leaves on a bright autumn day; seagulls crying; a hound baying in the woods at night; the absolute silence of a mountain lake at sunset; a crackling fire on a bitter day; a stadium crowd singing the national anthem; the screech of an airplanes tires as they touch down; his wifes voice at morning. Try the exercise for favorite sounds smells or sights. You may learn something about yourself.
FRANK W. MANN Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Brave men were living before Agamemnon.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Courage

Where does the family start? It starts with a young man falling in love with a girl no superior alternative has yet been found.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Family

The obscure we see eventually. The completely obvious it seems takes longer.
Edward R. Murrow   Category: Obvious

My poor fellow why not carry a watch?
Herbert Beerbohm Tree   Category: Unsorted

He who accepts nothing has nothing to return.
Proverb   Category: Acceptance

We need more spontaneous compassion and charity.
Glenn L. Pace   Category: Unsorted

Little things console us because little things afflict us.
Blaise Pascal   Category: Console

We seldom speak of the virtue which we have but much oftener of that which we lack.
Oliver Goldsmith   Category: Times

Children and fools speak true.
John Lyly   Category: Children

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

The first step is always to succeed in becoming surprised to notice that there is something funny going on.
David Gelernter   Category: Funerals

Why had I become a writer in the first place? Because I wasnt fit for society; I didnt fit into the system.
Brian Wilson Aldiss   Category: Unsorted

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

The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Future

What you have in your mind your talents your native abilities no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.
Alfred Armand Montapert   Category: Mind

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

My belief is that to have no wants is divine.
Socrates   Category: Want

I pass with relief from the tossing sea of Cause and Theory to the firm ground of Result and Fact.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Cause

The permanent temptation of life is to confuse dreams with reality. The permanent defeat of life comes when dreams are surrendered to reality.
James Albert Michener   Category: Unsorted

A classic is a book that has never finished saying what it has to say.
Italo Calvino   Category: Book

Call on God but row away from the rocks.
Proverb   Category: God

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

The worse the society the more law there will be. In Hell there will be nothing but law and due process will be meticulously observed.
Grant Gilmore   Category: Unsorted

The madman who knows that he is mad is close to sanity.
Rui de Alarcon   Category: Unsorted

You can observe a lot just by watching.
Yogi Berra   Category: Observe

The decent moderation of today will be the least of human things tomorrow. At the time of the Spanish Inquisition the opinion of good sense and of the good medium was certainly that people ought not to burn too large a number of heretics; extreme and unreasonable opinion obviously demanded that they should burn none at all.
Count Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Moderation

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

Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.
Billie Burke   Category: Unsorted

Mrs. Delany describes her first meeting with the Queen thus: The King desired me to show the Queen one of my books of plants. She seated herself in the gallery; a table and the book laid before her. I kept my distance till she called me to ask some questions about the mosaic paper work and as I stood before Her Majesty the King set a chair behind me. I turned with some confusion and hesitation on receiving so great an honour when the Queen said- Mrs. Delany sit down sit down; it is not every lady that has a chair brought her by a King. So I obeyed.
Mrs. Delany   Category: Unsorted

If we listened to our intellect wed never have a love affair. Wed never have a friendship. Wed never go into business because wed be cynical. Well thats nonsense. Youve got to jump off cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down.
Ray Bradbury   Category: Cynic

PANTALOONS n. A nether habiliment of the adult civilized male. The garment is tubular and unprovided with hinges at the points of flexion. Supposed to have been invented by a humorist. Called trousers by the enlightened and pants by the unworthy.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Humor

In this age which believes that there is a short cut to everything the greatest lesson to be learned is that the most difficult way is in the long run the easiest.
Henry Miller   Category: Diet

Faith is an oasis in the heart which can never be reached by the caravan of thinking.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Faith

Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Pretty

We seldom attribute common sense except to those who agree with us.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Agreement

On the gallows: I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
Nathan Hale   Category: Patriotism

Absolute faith corrupts as absolutely as absolute power.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Faith

A salesman like the storage battery in your car is constantly discharging energy. Unless he is recharged at frequent intervals he soon runs dry. This is one of the greatest responsibilities of sales leadership.
R. H. Grant   Category: Unsorted

Content makes poor men rich; Discontent makes rich men poor.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Potential

The exact measure of the progress of civilization is the degree in which the intelligence of the common mind has prevailed over wealth and brute force.
George Bancroft   Category: Civilization

The surest way to hit a womans heart is to take aim kneeling.
Douglas Jerrold   Category: Courtship

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past not to worry about the future or not to anticipate troubles but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Health

The police are not here to create disorder theyre here to preserve disorder.
Mayor Daley   Category: Disorder

Life is like a cobweb not an organization chart.
Ross Perot   Category: Unsorted

Parting is all we know of heaven And all we need of hell.
Emily Dickinson   Category: Death

This is the greatest wealth we possess: to know how to direct our labors rightly.
Brigham Young   Category: Unsorted

Throughout history it has been the inaction of those who could have acted the indifference of those who should have known better the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most that has made it possible for evil to triumph.
Haile Selassie   Category: History

That you may retain your self-respect it is better to displease the people by doing what you know is right than to temporarily please them by doing what you know is wrong.
William J. H. Boetcker   Category: Please

The control of large numbers is possible and like unto that of small numbers if we subdivide them. Sun Tze Ping Fa.
Sun Tze   Category: Unsorted

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

Liberty is slow fruit. It is never cheap; it is made difficult because freedom is the accomplishment and perfectness of man.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Liberty

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

The land that time forgot.
Proverb   Category: Land

UNIVERSALIST n. One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Hell

Our object in traveling should be not to gratify curiosity and seek mere temporary amusement but to learn and to venerate to improve the understanding and the heart.
Sir Herbert Nigel Gresley   Category: Unsorted

The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything.
Edward John Phelps   Category: Error

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

Knowledge speaks but wisdom listens.
Jimi Hendrix   Category: Wisdom

My ladys sparrow is dead the sparrow which was my ladys delight.
Caius Valerius Catullus   Category: Unsorted

Yes in the poor mans garden grow Far more than herbs and flowers
Kind thoughts contentment peace of mind And Joy for weary hours. Mary   Category: Unsorted

Our task now is not to fix the blame for the past but fix the course for the future.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Future

Winning is not a sometime thing; it's an all time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in a while, you do them right all the time. Winning is a habit. Unfortunately, so is losing.
Vince Lombardi   Category: Win

The art of contentment is the recognition that the most satisfying and the most dependably refreshing experiences of life lie not in great things but in little. The rarity of happiness among those who achieved much is evidence that achievement is not in itself the assurance of a happy life. The great like the humble may have to find their satisfaction in the same plain things.
Edgar A. Collard   Category: Achievement

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

Give a man a free hand and hell run it all over you.
Mae West   Category: Give

Wealth properly employed is a blessing; and a man may lawfully endeavor to increase it by honest means.
Prophet Muhammad   Category: Rich

Anyone nit-picking enough to write a letter of correction to an editor doubtless deserves the error that provoked it.
Alvin Toffler   Category: Editor

Life isnt a matter of milestones but of moments.
Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Life

I have a feeling that when my ship comes in Ill be at the airport.
Charles M. Schulz   Category: Unsorted

The more I see of men the more I admire dogs.
Jeanne-Marie Roland   Category: Dog

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

They build too low who build beneath the skies.
Edward Young   Category: Ambition

A joke is a very serious thing.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Jogging

MENDACIOUS adj. Addicted to rhetoric.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Speak

Man are so simple and yield so readily to the desires of the moment that he who will trick will always find another who will suffer himself to be tricked.
Niccolo Machiavelli   Category: Trick

This is the essence of the transaction between storyteller and audience. The true story is not the one that exists in my mind; it is certainly not the written words on the bound paper that you hold in your hands. The story in my mind is nothing but a hope; the text of the story is the tool I created in order to try to make that hope a reality. The story itself the true story is the one that the audience members create in their minds guided and shaped by my text but then transformed elucidated expanded edited and clarified by their own experience their own desires their own hopes and fears.
Orson Scott Card   Category: Story

Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Unsorted

Time still as he flies brings increase to her truth And gives to her mind what he steals from her youth.
Edward Moore   Category: Unsorted

When you say Yes say it quickly. But always take a half hour to say No so you can understand the other fellows side.
Frances Cardinal Spellman   Category: No

Nor peace nor ease the heart can know Which like the needle true Turns at the touch of joy or woe But turning trembles too.
Mrs. Greville   Category: Unsorted

All my life I knew that there was all the money you could want out there. All you have to do is go after it.
Curtis Carlson   Category: Unsorted

People pay for what they do and still more for what they have allowed themselves to become. And they pay for it very simply; by the lives they lead.
James Baldwin   Category: Life

Swallow a toad in the morning and you will encounter nothing more disgusting the rest of the day.
John Updike   Category: More

There are more self-marred people in the world than there are self-made.
Arnold H. Glasow   Category: Fight

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

As long as men are liable to die and are desirous to live A physician will be made fun of but he will be well paid.
Jean de la Bruyere   Category: Medicine

New and stirring things are belittled because if they are not belittled the humiliating question arises Why then are you not taking part in them?
Herbert George Wells   Category: New

Is not life a hundred times too short for us to bore ourselves?
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Bore

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

Youth what mans age is like to be doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know.
John Denham   Category: Unsorted

I believe the recipe for happiness to be just enough money to pay the monthly bills you acquire a little surplus to give you confidence a little too much work each day enthusiasm for your work a substantial share of good health a couple of real friends and a wife and children to share lifes beauty with you.
J. Kenfield Morley   Category: Unsorted

Culture is to know the best that has been said and thought in the world.
Matthew Arnold   Category: Culture

Every law is an infraction of liberty.
Jeremy Bentham   Category: Liberty

The more adapted you are the less adaptable you tend to be.
Unknown   Category: Adapt

Maybe its not as bad as it sounds.
Mark Twain   Category: Music

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.
Gertrude Stein   Category: Common

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

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut one knows exactly where one is.
Alan Bennett   Category: Conformity

Fatigue is the best pillow.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Sleep

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine   Category: Music

When mom found my diaphram I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat.
Liz Winston   Category: Unsorted

Honors a thing too subtle for wisdom; if honor lie in eating hes right honorable.
Francis Beaumont   Category: Easy

Two rules of success in life: 1. Don't tell people everything you know.
Unknown   Category: Know

To err is human to blame the next guy even more so.
Unknown   Category: Blame

To suppress minority thinking and minority expression would tend to freeze society and prevent progress. Now more than ever we must keep in the forefront of our minds the fact that whenever we take away the liberties of those we hate we are opening the way to loss of liberty for those we love.
Wendell Lewis Willkie   Category: Liberty

Mr. Rooney: He jeopardizes my ability to effectively govern this student body. Grace: He makes you look like an ass is what he does Ed.
Movie   Category: Movies

What leads to unhappiness is making pleasure the chief aim.
William Shenstone   Category: Unhappiness

The only bad thing about keeping on burning your bridges Behind you is that the world is round.
Labhesh Patel   Category: Bridge

These are not dark days: these are great days the greatest days our country has ever lived.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Optimism

I had not thought death had undone so many. Sighs short and infrequent were exhaled.
Thomas Stearns Eliot   Category: Virtue

When I was research head of General Motors and wanted a problem solved Id place a table outside the meeting room with a sign: Leave slide rules here. If I didnt do that Id find someone reaching for his slide rule. Then hed be on his feet saying Boss you cant do it.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Engineer


Francis Harry Compton Crick   Category: Science

True love is when your heart and your mind are saying the same thing.
Leanna L. Bartram   Category: Love

It makes a great difference in the force of a sentence whether a man be behind it or no.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Word

It is more shameful to distrust our friends than to be deceived by them.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Trust

The ethics of excellence are grounded in action what you actually do rather than what you say you believe. Talk as the saying goes is cheap.
Price Pritchett   Category: Ethics

There are in this world optimists who feel that any symbol that starts off with an integral sign must necessarily denote something that will have every property that they should like an integral to possess. This of course is quite annoying to us rigorous mathematicians; what is even more annoying is that by doing so they often come up with the right answer.
E. J. McShane   Category: Unsorted

You can live a lifetime and at the end of it know more about other people that you know about yourself.
Beryl Markham   Category: Life

Have confidence in your products and the house backing them have enthusiasm for your job call on your trade regularly and consistently treat your trade courteously and you will find that your customers will not have to be soldthey will be glad to buy.
O. B. Smith   Category: Unsorted

Wedlock indeed hath oft compared been To public feasts where meet a public rout Where they that are without would fain go in And they that are within would fain go out.
Sir John Davies   Category: Marriage

In revenge and in love woman is more barbarous than man.
Friedrich Nietzsche   Category: Revenge

When I was young I kissed my first woman and smoked my first cigarette on the same day. Believe me never since have I wasted any more time on tobacco.
Arturo Toscanini   Category: Kissing

Good humor isn't a trait of character it is an art which requires practice.
Dr. David Seabury   Category: Humor

Thought Control: thought detection and thought selection. Think about what you are thinking. Thoughts repeated turn into feelings Thoughts come in pairs positive and negative. Choose.
Sterling G. Ellsworth   Category: Unsorted

He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows or all he sees.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Judge

LIAR n. A lawyer with a roving commission.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Lever

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

Damn your principles! Stick to your party.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Politeness

A teacher is one who makes himself progressively unnecessary
Thomas Carruthers   Category: Teach

Everywhere water is a thing of beauty gleaming in the dewdrop singing in the summer rain.
John Ballantine Gough   Category: Unsorted

But the Devil whoops as he whooped of old: It's clever but is it Art?
Rudyard Kipling   Category: Art

The trouble with our age is all signpost and no destination.
Louis Kronenberger   Category: Age

A genius is one who can do anything except make a living.
Joey Adams   Category: Unsorted

To the man with an ear for verbal delicacies- the man who searches painfully for the perfect word and puts the way of saying a thing above the thing said there is in writing the constant joy of sudden discovery of happy accident.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Speak

Nothing is more unpleasant that a virtuous person with a mean mind.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Mind

Its all right letting yourself go as long as you can get yourself back.
Mick Jagger   Category: Relax

When you love someone all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Elizabeth Bowen   Category: Love

Few people succeed at anything unless they enjoy it.
Proverb   Category: Success

Your world is a living expression of how you are using and have used your mind.
Earl Nightingale   Category: Mind

One man scorned and covered with scars still strove with his last ounce of courage to reach the unreachable stars; and the world will be better for this.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Courage

The longest journey of any person is the journey inward.
Dag Hammarskjöld   Category: Self

A great memory does not make a mind any more than a dictionary is a piece of literature.
Cardinal John Henry Newman   Category: Unsorted

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

We know better than we do. We do not yet possess ourselves....
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Forgive

Life is a warfare and a strangers sojourn and after fame is oblivion.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus   Category: False

The truth of the Self cannot come through one who has not realized that he is the Self. The intellect cannot reveal the Self beyond its duality of subject and object. They who see themselves in all and all in them help others through spiritual osmosis to realize the Self themselves. This awakening you have known comes not through logic and scholarship but from close association with a realized teacher.
Uknown   Category: Unsorted

Answer them [critics] with silence and indifference. It works better I assure you than anger and argument... .
Gioacchino Rossini   Category: Crisis

A woman either loves or hates; she knows no medium.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Woe

The use of riches is better than their possession.
Fernando de Rojas   Category: Unsorted

Make it a practice to judge persons and things in the most favorable light at all times and under all circumstances.
Saint Vincent de Paul   Category: Unsorted

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

Nothing begins and nothing ends That is not paid with moan; For we are born in others pain And perish in our own.
Francis Thompson   Category: Pain

My generation has failed to stop the arms race. But its really the men who have failed. Now its up to the women and I believe they can do it.
Gene R. LaRocque   Category: Unsorted

He who seeks to approach his own buried past must conduct himself like a man digging.... He must not be afraid to return again and again to the same matter; to scatter it as one scatters earth to turn it over as one turns over soil. For the matter itself is only a deposit a stratum which yields only to the most meticulous examination what constitutes the real treasure hidden within the earth: the images severed from all earlier associations that stand like precious fragments or torsos in a collectors gallery in the prosaic rooms of our later understanding.
Walter Benjamin   Category: Past

If you have men who will exclude any of Gods creatures from the shelter of compassion and pity you will have men who deal likewise with their fellow men.
Saint Francis of Assisi   Category: Animals

The responsibility of a leader is to bring those that are under his direction from where they are now to where they have never been.
James Mendel   Category: Leadership

The greatest power is often simple patience.
E. Joseph Crossman   Category: Unsorted

All who would win joy must share it; happiness was born a twin.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Happiness

There is only one rule for being a good talker learn to listen.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Listen

The tenors voice is spoilt by affectation And for the bass the beast can only bellow; In fact he had no singing education An ignorant noteless timeless tuneless fellow.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Affectation

There is no glory in outstripping donkeys.
Marcus Valerius Martialis   Category: Glory

The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful to be honorable to be compassionate to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Compassion

Talent is only a starting point in business. Youve got to keep working that talent. Someday Ill reach for it and it wont be there.
Irving Berlin   Category: Unsorted

In last nights storm the beautiful blossoms all fell off. Ah! What a shame. When it rains for two or three days again the weeds have grown up. Oh well.
Hakuun Yasutani   Category: Unsorted

Experience is the mother of science.
Henry George Bohm   Category: Experience

Thinking without constructive action becomes a disease.
Henry Ford   Category: Think

Natural selection is a mechanism for generating an exceedingly high degree of improbability.
Ronald Aylmer Fisher   Category: Evolution

I die adoring God loving my friends not hating my enemies and detesting superstition.
Francois Voltaire   Category: Superstition

The greatest attribute of Heaven is mercy.
Francis Beaumont   Category: Unsorted

Sir I think all Christians whether Papists or Protestants agree in the essential articles and that their differences are trivial and rather political than religious.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Politics

The absolutely Non-Manifested cannot be designated by any expression which could limit It Separate It or include It. In spite of this every allusion alludes only to Him every designation designates Him and He is at the same time the Non-Manifested and the Manifested.
Abd al-Kader   Category: Unsorted

He is wise who knows the sources of knowledge who knows who has written and where it is to be found.
A. A. Hodge   Category: Unsorted

Deliberate with caution but act with decision; And yield with graciousness or oppose with firmness.
Charles Caleb Colton   Category: Cause

In the business world everyone is paid in two coins: cash and experience. Take the experience first; the cash will come later.
Harold S. Geneen   Category: Business

If you can imagine it You can achieve it. If you can dream it You can become it.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Dream

If I could live my life over again there is one thing I would change. I would want to be able to eat less.
Luciano Pavarotti   Category: Climb

It is only when we realize that life is taking us nowhere that it begins to have meaning.
P.D. Ouspensky   Category: Unsorted

If you eat a live frog in the morning nothing worse will happen to either of you for the rest of the day.
William G. T. Shedd   Category: Bad

Whatever impedes a man but doesnt stop him aids his progress.
Unknown   Category: Observe

To see what is right and not to do it is want of courage.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Perception

When I warned [the French] that Britain would fight on alone whatever they did their generals told their prime minister and his divided cabinet In three weeks England will have her neck wrung like a chicken. Some chicken; some neck.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Cabinet

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

Every sale has five basic obstacles: no need no money no hurry no desire no trust.
Zig Ziglar   Category: Observe

A snake lies hidden in the grass. Latet anguis in herba.
Publius Vergilius Maro Virgil   Category: Snake

I am writing a play which I probably will not finish until the end of November. I am writing it with considerable pleasure though I sin frightfully against the conventions of the stage. It is a comedy with three female parts six male four acts a landscape (view of the lake) lots of talk on literature little action and tons of love.
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Category: Play

The strongest evidence that we can obtain for the validity of a proposed induction method is that it yields results that are in accord with intuitive evaluations in many different kinds of situations in which we have strong intuitive ideas.
Ray J. Solomonoff   Category: Unsorted

Falsehoods not only disagree with truths But usually quarrel among themselves.
Daniel Webster   Category: Disagree

Either you think or else others have to think for you and take power from you pervert and discipline your natural tastes civilize and sterilize you.
Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald   Category: Thief

Culture is only true when implicitly critical and the mind which forgets this revenges itself in the critics it breeds. Criticism is an indispensable element of culture.
Theodore W. Adorno   Category: Unsorted

Be England what she will With all her faults she is my country still.
Charles Churchill   Category: Engineer

The trouble with America isnt that the poetry of life has turned to prose but that it has changed to advertising copy.
Mortimer B. Zuckerman   Category: Advertising

A mans friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.
Charles Robert Darwin   Category: Friendship

Mental violence has no potency and injures only the person whose thoughts are violent. It is otherwise with mental non-violence. It has potency which the world does not yet know.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Vigilant

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

Suspicion is far more apt to be wrong than right; oftener unjust than just. It is no friend to virtue and always an enemy to happiness.
Hosea Ballou   Category: Suspicion

Everybody wants to be somebody; nobody wants to grow.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Growth

If someone tells you he is going to make a realistic decision you immediately understand that he is going to do something bad.
Mary McCarthy   Category: Reality

It is not enough to fight. It is the spirit which we bring to the fight that decides the issue. It is morale that wins the victory.
General George Catlett Marshall   Category: Morale

People are much more alike inside than they are on the surface.
Verne Burnett   Category: Unsorted

The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps we must step up the stairs.
Vance Havner   Category: Unsorted

Beloved Father
Bela Lugosi   Category: Unsorted

No act of kindness no matter how small is ever wasted.
Aesop   Category: Kindness

No place affords a more striking conviction of the vanity of human hopes than a public library.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Library

But helpless Pieces of the Game He plays Upon this Checker-board of Nights and Days; Hither and thither moves and checks and slays And one by one back in the Closet lays.
Omar Khayyam   Category: Games

Describing how he has changed over the course of his consecutive games record. Less and grayer hair.
Cal Ripkin Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Like all weak men he laid an exaggerated stress on not changing one's mind.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Exaggeration

You know you are getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.
Bob Hope   Category: Age

The true artist will let his wife starve his children go barefoot his mother drudge for his living as seventy sooner than work at anything but his art.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Art

The word vegetable has no precise botanical meaning in reference to food plants and we find that almost all parts of plants have been employed as vegetables - roots (carrot and beet) stems (Irish potato and asparagus) leaves (spinach and lettuce) leaf stalk (celery and Swiss chard) bracts (globe artichoke) flower stalks and buds (broccoli and cauliflower) fruits (tomato and squash) seeds (beans) and even the petals (Yucca and pumpkin).
Charles Heiser   Category: Unsorted

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

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

Well begun is half done.
Aristotle   Category: Begin

There is no distance on this earth as far away as yesterday.
Robert Nathan   Category: Unsorted

The Lord will never forsake or abandon anyone You may abandon him but he will not abandon you. You never need to feel that you are alone.
Joseph B. Wirthlin   Category: Unsorted

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

The Hebrews have done more to civilize men than any other nation. If I were an atheist and believed in blind eternal fate I should still believe that fate had ordained the Jews to be the most essential instrument for civilizing the nations.
John Adams   Category: Jew

Economy is going without something you do want in case you should some day want something which you probably wont want.
Anthony Hawkins   Category: Easy

Is it not meningitis?
Louisa M. Alcott   Category: Unsorted

To go like a cat upon a hot bakestone.
John Ray   Category: Proverb

I don't deserve this award but I have arthritis and I don't deserve that either.
Jack Benny   Category: Deserve

Don't be too busy earning a living to make any money.
Joe Karbo   Category: Unsorted

We are slow to believe that which if believed would hurt our feelings.
Publius Ovidius Naso Ovid   Category: Belief

Time dissipates to shining ether the solid angularity of facts.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Fact

The pressure of the hands causes the springs of life to flow.
Tokujiro Namikoshi   Category: Unsorted

The more reason the less government.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Less

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens; Lord with me abide; When other helpers fail and comforts flee Help of the helpless O abide with me. Swift to its close ebbs out lifes little day; Earths joys grow dim its glories pass away; Change and decay in all around I see; O Thou Who changest not abide with me. I need Thy presence evry passing hour; What but Thy grace can foil the tempters powr? Who like Thyself my guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine O abide with me. I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless; Ills have no weight and tears no bitterness; Where is deaths sting? where grave thy victory? I triumph still if Thou abide with me. Hold Thou Thy cross before my closing eyes; Shine through the gloom and point me to the skies; Heavns morning breaks and earths vain shadows flee; In life in death O Lord abide with me.
Henry F. Lyte   Category: Unsorted

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea pretty and blue was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didnt feel like a giant. I felt very very small.
Neil Alden Armstrong   Category: Space

Rob Peter and pay Paul.
Robert Burton   Category: Debt

... I was still learning when I taught my last class.
Claude Moore Fuess   Category: Unsorted

Surviving a downturn is a bit like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel: when you hit bottom youre either dead or happily bobbing in calmer waters.
Ted Pile   Category: Unsorted

A man's best friends are his ten fingers.
Proverb   Category: Hand

I am not bound for any public place but for ground of my own where I have planted vines and orchard trees and in the heat of the day climbed up into the healing shadow of the woods. Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew–wet red berries in a cup.
Wendell Berry   Category: Unsorted

A kiss makes the heart young again and wipes out the years.
Rupert Brooke   Category: Kissing

There is now less flogging in our great schools than formerly but then less is learned there; so that what the boys get at one end they lose at the other.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Education

Publishing a volume of verse is like dropping a rose petal down the Grand Canyon and waiting for the echo.
Don Marquis   Category: Poetry

Few women and fewer men have enough character to be idle.
E.V. Lucas   Category: Unsorted

Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival.
Dr. W. Edwards Deming   Category: Learn

On this June day the buds in my garden are almost as enchanting as the open flowers. Things in bud bring in the heat of a June noontide the recollection of the loveliest days of the year those days of May when all is suggested nothing yet fulfilled.
Francis King   Category: Unsorted

There are bad people who would be less dangerous if they were quite devoid of goodness.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Bad

Again we must ask ourselves why the people that brought war plane crashes political corruption lap dancing and serial killers to our breakfast tables and into our living rooms are trying to sooth us with futuristic Web browsers all buttons and spinning logos
Michael Van Biesbrouck   Category: Unsorted

The proudest monarch that ever wore a crown or the most illustrious commander whose fortune it has been to subjugate empires are melted into contrition when she who nursed the incipient fires of his mortal existence is passing from earth to be hidden fr
Lyman Littlefield   Category: Unsorted

Womens liberationists spread the word that...the only peaceful family is one in which either the wife is enslaved or the husband is androgynous.
R. Emmett Tyell   Category: Unsorted

Brother the Great Spirit has made us all....
RED JACKET   Category: Unsorted

I like business because it is competitive because it rewards deeds rather than words. I like business because it compels earnestness and does not permit me to neglect todays task while thinking about tomorrow. I like business because it undertakes to please not reform; because it is honestly selfish thereby avoiding hypocrisy and sentimentality. I like business because it promptly penalizes mistakes shiftlessness and inefficiency while rewarding well those who give it the best they have in them. Lastly I like business because each day is a fresh adventure.
R. H. Cabell   Category: Business

The Youth gets together the materials to build a bridge to the moon or perchance a palace or temple on earth but alas at length the middle aged man concludes to build a wood shed with the materials.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Age

What is now proved was once only imagind.
William Blake   Category: Illusions

It was said that the brutes cannot reason. Only persons who do not themselves reason about the subject with the facts before them can any longer occupy such a position. The evidence of reasoning power is overwhelming for the upper rank of animals and yearly the downward limits are being extended the more the inferior tribes are studied.
Dr Wesley Mills   Category: Unsorted

I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line were all cowards.
Alberto Salazar   Category: Unsorted

When gardening I have one gift You wont find in any manuals. I know its strange but I can change Perennials to annuals.
Dick Emmons   Category: Unsorted

She was not quite what you would call refined. She was not quite what you would call unrefined. She was the kind of person that keeps a parrot.
Mark Twain   Category: Refined

With all humility I think Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do do it with thy might. Infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love ones neighbor as ones self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus you must not be thinking about yourself and equally you must not be thinking about your neighbor: you must be living in your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.   Category: Achievement

The postman always rings twice.
James Mallahan Cain   Category: Unsorted

We have just enough religion to make us hate but not enough to make us love one another.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Religion

In the end everything is a gag.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: End

Success in almost any field depends more on energy and drive than it does on intelligence. This explains why we have so many stupid leaders.
Sloan WIlson   Category: Success

Love is a great beautifier.
Louisa May Alcott   Category: Love

I am inclined to put the zenith of successthe time of most consideration and public labor as somewhere in the sixties say from sixty-five to seventy.
W. Robertson Nicoll   Category: Unsorted

I never make stupid mistakes. Only very very clever ones.
John Peel   Category: Mistake

China is a big country inhabited by many Chinese.
Charles Andre Joseph Marie de Gaulle   Category: China

The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed entirely of lost airline luggage.
Mark Russell   Category: Airplanes

When a man points a finger at someone else he should remember that four of his fingers are pointing at himself.
Louis Nizer   Category: Accusations

I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Advice

A good plan implemented today is better than a perfect plan implemented tomorrow.
General George Smith Patton Jr.   Category: Day

It is better to be making the news than taking it; to be an actor rather than a critic.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Action

Heaven on earth.
Proverb   Category: Heaven

If a man aspires towards a righteous life his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals.
Count Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy   Category: Animals

War is not nice.
Barbara Pierce Bush   Category: War

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

When you don't have any money the problem is food. When you have money its sex. When you have both its health. If everything is simply jake then youre frightened of death.
J. P. Donleavy   Category: Anxiety

You don't have to go looking for love when its where you come from.
Werner Erhard   Category: Love

When your eyes are functioning well you don't see your eyes. If your eyes are imperfect you see spots in front of them. That means there are some lesions in the retina or wherever and because your eyes arent working properly you feel them. In the same way you don't hear your ears. If you have a ringing in your ears it means theres something wrong with your ears. Therefore if you do feel yourself there must be something wrong with you. Whatever you have the sensation of I is like spots in front of your eyes - it means somethings wrong with your functioning.
Alan Watts   Category: Goals

The most important service rendered by the press and the magazines is that of educating people to approach printed matter with distrust.
Samuel Butler the Younger   Category: Newspaper

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

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Patience

It is certain because it is impossible. Certum est quia impossibile
Quintus Septimius Florens Tertullian (Tertullianus)   Category: Impossible

Love of country is like love of woman he loves her best who seeks to bestow on her the highest good.
Felix Adler   Category: Patriotism

Gentleness is a divine trait: nothing is so divine as gentleness and nothing is so gentle as real strength.
Ralph W. Sockman   Category: Humanitarian

He that would not when he might He shall not when he wolda.
Thomas Percy   Category: Tongue

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power whether vested in many or a few is ever grasping and like the grave cries Give give!
Abigail Smith Adams   Category: Government

No cause is hopeless if it is just. Errors no matter how popular carry the seeds of their own destruction.
John W. Scoville   Category: Cause

He was born an Englishman and remained one for years.
Brendan Behan   Category: Unsorted

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

Most of us would like to be smarter than we are stronger than we are richer than we are but we don't feel all that comfortable with people who are.
Mickey Manfield   Category: Force

I like a man who grins when he fights.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Fight

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

Good government generally begins in the family and if the moral character of a people once degenerate their political character must soon follow.
Elias Boudinot   Category: Unsorted

The delight that consumes the desire The desire that outruns the delight.
Algernon Charles Swinburne   Category: Pain

God grant that not only the love of liberty but a thorough knowledge of the rights of man may pervade all the nations of the earth so that a philosopher may set his foot anywhere on its surface and say: This is my country.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Earth

To think is to live. Vivere est cogitare.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Thief

I have a rock garden. Last week three of them died.
Richard Diran   Category: Garden

Remind yourself regularly that you are better than you think you are. Successful people are not superhuman. Success does not require a super-intellect. Nor is there anything mystical about success. And success isnt based on luck. Successful people are just ordinary folks who have developed belief in themselves and what they do. Never yes never sell yourself short.
David. J. Schwartz PhD   Category: Ancestors

A man who publishes his letters becomes a nudist nothing shields him from the worlds gaze except his bare skin. A writer writing away can always fix things up to make himself more presentable but a man who has written a letter is stuck with it for all time.
E. B. White   Category: Letter

The humanities and science are not in inherent conflict but have become separated in the twentieth century. Now their essential unity must be re-emphasized so that twentieth-century multiplicity may become twentieth-century unity.
Lewis Mumford   Category: Science

Nothing is impossible to a willing hart.
John Heywood   Category: Impossible

If there is anything that a man can do well I say let him do it. Give him a chance.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Talent

Some are born great some achieve greatness and others have it pinned on them
George Ade   Category: Gravity

Who to a woman trusts his peace of mind Trusts a frail bark with a tempestuous wind.
George Granville or Grenville   Category: Unsorted

Men should keep their eyes wide open before marriage And half shut afterward.
Madeleine Scuderi   Category: Eyes

Don't fear change, embrace it.
   Category: Change

There is no such thing as modern art. There is art and there is advertising.
Albert Sterner   Category: Immorality

Man seeketh in society comfort use and protection.
Francis Bacon   Category: Seek

There is no satisfaction in hanging a man who does not object to it.
George Bernard Shaw   Category: Hanging

A little skill in antiquity inclines a man to Popery: but depth in that study brings him about again to our religion.
Thomas Fuller   Category: Religion

Despair is the conclusion of fools.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Despair

You are not wood you are not stones but men.
William Shakespeare   Category: Out

Its not the men in my life that count its the life in my men.
Mae West   Category: Man

The only real failure in life is not to be true to the best one knows.
Farrar   Category: Life

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 difference between divorce and legal separation is that a legal separation gives a husband time to hide his money.
Johnny Carson   Category: Divorce

We gain nothing by being with such as ourselves; we encourage each other in mediocrity. I am always longing to be with men more excellent than myself.
Lamb   Category: Others

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.
Unknown   Category: Miser

Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there some day.
Alan Alexander Milne   Category: Hurry

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

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death a necessary end Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare   Category: Courage

A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.
Daniel Berrigan   Category: Revolution

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

Warm summer sun shine kindly here; Warm southern wind blow softly here; Green sod above lie light lie light Good night dear heart good night good night.
Mark Twain   Category: Death

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

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

The penalty for laughing in a courtroom is six months in jail; if it were not for this penalty the jury would never hear the evidence.
Henry Louis Mencken   Category: Court

You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.
Indira Gandhi   Category: Cannot

Bitterness imprisons life; love releases it.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: Love

Thoughts are pleasant companions if we choose them as well as we should choose other company.
Sir Frederick Pollock   Category: Unsorted

I order you to hold a free election but forbid you to elect anyone but Richard my clerk.
Henry II of England   Category: Unsorted

To John Wesley: Sir the pretending to extraordinary revelations and gifts of the Holy Ghost is a horrid thing a very horrid thing.
Bishop Joseph Butler   Category: Pretend

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

In real life unlike in Shakespeare the sweetness of the rose depends upon the name it bears. Things are not only what they are. They are in very important respects what they seem to be.
Hubert H. Humphrey Jr.   Category: Name

So great has been the endurance so incredible the achievement that as long as the sun keeps a set course in heaven it would be foolish to despair of the human race.
Ernest L. Woodward   Category: Man

There is only one success: to be able to spend your life in your own way and not to give others absurd maddening claims upon it.
Christopher Darlington Morley   Category: Life

Life is mostly froth and bubble; two things stand like stone: kindness in anothers trouble courage in our own.
Adam Lindsay Gordon   Category: Life

The power to tax involves the power to destroy.
John Marshall   Category: Tax

God made the integers all else is the work of man.
Leopold Kronecker   Category: God

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently invisibly. I told my love I told my love I told her all my heart; Trembling cold in ghastly fears Ah she doth depart. Soon as she was gone from me A traveler came by Silently invisibly He took her with a sigh.
William Blake   Category: Love

Democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word equality. But notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude.
Charles Alexis Henri Clerel de Tocqueville   Category: Democracy

Perfection is immutable. But for things imperfect change is the way to perfect them.
Owen Feltham   Category: Change

I wouldnt ever set out to hurt anybody deliberately unless it was you know important
like a league game or something. Dick   Category: Unsorted

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

An inability to stay quiet is one of the conspicuous failings of mankind.
Walter Bagehot   Category: Quiet

It's an extra dividend when you like the girl you're in love with.
Clark Gable   Category: Love

Humor is the first of the gifts to perish in a foreign tongue.
Virginia Woolf   Category: Humor

The world hates change yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.
Charles Franklin Kettering   Category: Change

Yet the fact had no consciousness of itself except through me.
Joyce Carol Oates   Category: Unsorted

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Wrong

Honor is like the eye which cannot suffer the least impurity without damage. It is a precious stone the price of which is lessened by a single flaw.
Unknown   Category: Honor

Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
Tom Stoppard   Category: Never

The best preparation for tomorrow is to do todays work superbly well.
Sir William Osler   Category: Today

Intellect and industry are never incompatible. There is more wisdom and will be more benefit in combining them than scholars like to believe or than the common world imagine; life has time enough for both and its happiness will be increased by the union.
S. Turner   Category: Unsorted

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

Just be yourself and have your crushes and feel crazy and have fun. For all the crap I went through I wish I could be 15 again. Ah well.
Angela   Category: Unsorted

Minds are for people who think.
Madman Murdoch   Category: Unsorted

As long as you watch the way As long as your steps are steady As long as your wisdom is unimpaired So long will you reap profit.
Nagarjuna   Category: Modesty

Thou hast been called O sleep! the friend of woe; But t is the happy that have called thee so.
Robert Southey   Category: Sleep

From the ground up.
Proverb   Category: Brotherhood

The tragedy of war is that it uses mans best to do mans worst.
Harry Emerson Fosdick   Category: War

Jingshen is the Mandarin word for spirit and vivacity. It is an important word for those who would lead because above all things spirit and vivacity set effective organizations apart from those that will decline and die.
James L. Hayes   Category: Leadership

Integrity has no need of rules.
Albert Camus   Category: Integrity

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

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Socrates   Category: Misfortunes

Man is born free and everywhere he is in chains.
Jean Jacques Rousseau   Category: Born

Listen to life it is the wisest teacher of all.
Samuel Gilmore   Category: Unsorted

I don't believe in princerple But oh I du in interest.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Interest

All men by nature desire knowledge.
Aristotle   Category: Housework

Swift as light and as cheers was the idea that broke in upon me. I have found it! What terrified me will terrify others; I need only describe the spectre which had haunted my midnight pillow.
Mary Shelly   Category: Unsorted

A Winners Blueprint for Achievement BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quitting.
William Arthur Ward   Category: Win

Keep your fears to yourself but share your inspiration with others.
Robert Louis Stevenson   Category: Courage

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.
Charles Frohman   Category: Last

Fools may our scorn not envy raise for envy is a kind of praise.
John Gay   Category: Fool

I firmly believe that if the whole materia medica* could be sunk to the bottom of the sea it would be all the better for mankind and all the worse for the fishes. *Substances used in the composition of medical remedies.
Oliver Wendell Holmes   Category: Medicine

Unless you choose to do great things with it it makes no difference how much you are rewarded or how much you have.
Oprah Winfrey   Category: Power

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap even of the briefest than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
Edward Lucas   Category: Unsorted

We want no dictatorship of physicists as physicists. If our democracy is to realize its full promise we want no dictatorship at all - of any species. What we want and need is the enlightened and active interest of all men of intelligence and goodwill in their government and their participation in its functions.
Jerome Frank   Category: Unsorted

Fair and softly goes far.
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra   Category: Fair

Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Luck

No our science is no illusion. But an illusion it would be to suppose that what science cannot give us we can get elsewhere.
Sigmund Freud   Category: Science

Love thy neighbor but pull not down thy hedge.
John Ray   Category: Neighbor

Utility is when you have one telephone luxury is when you have two and paradise is when you have none.
Doug Larson   Category: Age

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

Language is not only the vehicle of thought it is a great and efficient instrument in thinking.
Humphrey Davy   Category: Unsorted

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

But now in September the garden has cooled and with it my possessiveness. The sun warms my back instead of beating on my head ... The harvest has dwindled and I have grown apart from the intense midsummer relationship that brought it on.
Robert Finch   Category: Unsorted

I am not one of those who believe that a great army is the means of maintaining peace because if you build up a great profession those who form parts of it want to exercise their profession.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Armed

The worst thing that can happen to a good cause is not to be skillfully attacked but to be ineptly defended.
Claude Frederic Bastiat   Category: Cause

The most disadvantageous peace is better than the most just war.
Gerard Didier Erasmus   Category: War

The leader who exercises power with honor will work from the inside out starting with himself.
Blaine Lee   Category: Power

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

A con-man convicted of fraud was sentenced to twenty-five years. He said Judge I can't serve twenty-five years. Why can't you? Because I'm seventy years old now. Then the judge gave him a very significant reply Well do the best you can. Now are you doing the best you can? With all the tools at hand and all the opportunities and privileges which are yours are you doing your best? Many of us fall down but we have an opportunity to get up again. Don't be a quitter.
John Longden   Category: Best

Courage is being scared to deathand saddling up anyway.
John Wayne   Category: Courage

The person who knows how will always have a job. The person who knows why will always be his boss.
Diane Ravitch   Category: Boss

IMPIETY n. Your irreverence toward my deity.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Irreverence

Vision looks inward and becomes a duty. Vision looks outward and becomes aspiration. Vision looks upward and becomes faith.
Stephen S. Wise   Category: Unsorted

Ignorant men don't know what good they hold in their hands until theyve flung it away.
Sophocles   Category: If

Ten Days that Shook the World.
John Reed   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

Very few people look the part and are it too.
Don Herold   Category: People

In working well if travail you sustain Into the wind shall lightly pass the pain; But of the deed the glory shall remain And cause your name with worthy wights to reign. In working wrong if pleasure you attain The pleasure soon shall fade and void as vain; But of the deed throughout the life the shame Endures defacing you with foul defame.
Nicholas Grimald   Category: Unsorted

All reformers are bachelors.
George Moore   Category: Unsorted

Dreams will get you nowhere a good kick in the pants will take you a long way.
Baltasar Gracian   Category: Dream

The absent are like children helpless to defend themselves.
Charles Reade   Category: Absent

The man who procrastinates struggles with ruin.
Hesiod   Category: Procrastination

At every word a reputation dies.
Alexander Pope   Category: Word

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

He is no wise man that will quit a certainty for an uncertainty.
Dr. Samuel Johnson   Category: Chance

That is the best -- to laugh with someone because you think the same things are funny.
Gloria Vanderbilt   Category: Humor

One has to abandon altogether the search for security and reach out to the risk of living with both arms. One has to court doubt and darkness as the cost of knowing. One needs a will stubborn in conflict but apt always to total acceptance of every consequence of living and dying.
Morris L. West   Category: Security

So naturalists observe a flea Hath smaller fleas that on him prey; And these have smaller fleas to bite 'em And so proceed ad infinitum. Thus every poet in his kind Is bit by him that comes behind.
Jonathan Swift   Category: Victim

I believe there are 15747724136275002577605653961181555468044717914527116709 366231425076185631031296 protons in the universe and the same number of electrons.
Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington   Category: Unsorted

Men are born ignorant not stupid. They are made stupid by education.
Bertrand Russell   Category: If

If we go on explaining we shall cease to understand one another.
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord   Category: Unsorted

Were going to turn this team around 360 degrees.
Jason Kidd   Category: Sports

A mans dying is more the survivors affair than his own.
Thomas Mann   Category: Death

Truth when witty is the wittiest of all things.
Augustus William Hare   Category: Unsorted

History is a vast early warning system.
Norman Cousins   Category: Early

The only reward for love is the experience of loving.
John LeCarre   Category: Unsorted

We teach them proper principles and let them govern themselves.
Joseph Smith Jr.   Category: Unsorted

Countries are well cultivated not as they are fertile but as they are free.
Charles-Louis de Secondat Baron de Montesquieu   Category: Love

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

The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force.
Adolf Hitler   Category: Population

It is a denial of the divinity within us to deny our potential and possibilities.
James E. Faust   Category: Diversity

They who lack talent expect things to happen without effort. They ascribe failure to a lack of inspiration or ability or to misfortune rather than to insufficient application. At the core of every true talent there is an awareness of the difficulties inherent in any achievement and the confidence that by persistence and patience something worthwhile will be realized. Thus talent is a species of vigor.
Eric Hoffer   Category: Talent

Jiddu Krishnamurti was born on 11 May 1895 at Madanapalle a small village in south India. Soon after moving to Madras with his family in 1909 Krishnamurti was adopted by Mrs. Annie Besant President of the Theosophical Society. She was convinced that he was to become a great spiritual teacher. Three years later she took him to England to be educated in preparation for his future role. An organization was set up to promote this role. In 1929 after many years of questioning himself and the destiny imposed upon him Krishnamurti disbanded this organisation turning away all followers saying: Truth is a pathless land....
J. (Jiddu) Krishnamurti   Category: Truth

I do. To Lois Lane star reporter after dating for 58 years.
Clark Kent   Category: Unsorted

Mr. Wagner has beautiful moments but awful quarter hours.
Gioacchini Antonio Rossini   Category: Unsorted

If we could raise one generation with unconditional love there would be no Hitlers. We need to teach the next generation of children from Day One that they are responsible for their lives. Mankinds greatest gift also its greatest curse is that we have free choice. We can make our choices built from love or from fear.
Dr. Elizabeth Kübler-Ross   Category: Unsorted

The only real revolution is in the enlightenment of the mind and the improvement of character the only real emancipation is individual and the only real revolutionaries are philosophers and saints.
Will Durant   Category: Unsorted

It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.
Jacob Bigelow   Category: Cause

This mortal probation is a brief periodjust a short span linking the eternity of the past with the eternity of the future. Yet it was to be a period of tremendous importance. It is in fact the most vital period of our entire eternal existence. In this mortal state we come face to face with innumerable temptations and pressures. Sometimes we come in contact with advocates of wrongdoing disobedience and sin. Lucifer is going about tempting those who can be tempted to see if he can lead them astray.
ElRay L. Christiansen   Category: Devil

When we are unable to find tranquillity within ourselves it is useless to seek it elsewhere.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Cannot

Before Man made us citizens great Nature made us men.
James Russell Lowell   Category: Citizen

American business men must learn human nature to the point of accepting as necessary the Rabble Rouser of the Right.... To get fast action somebody must stir millions to genuine anger over conditions which are adversely affecting their lives.
Walter B. Pitkin   Category: Business

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

The best blood will at some time get into a fool or a mosquito.
   Category: Blood

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

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.
Anaïs Nin   Category: Truth

You have to separate the chaff from the wheat.
Proverb   Category: Separation

First and foremost be faithful to your superiors keep all promises refuse the friendship of all who are not like you; and if you have made a mistake do not be afraid of admitting the fact and amending your ways.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: First

A koan is simply the time and place where Truth is manifest. >From the fundamental point of view there is no time or place where Truth is not revealed: every place every day every event every thought every deed and every person is a koan. In that senses koans are neither obscure nor enigmatic. However a koan is more commonly understood as a tool for teaching true insight.
Shimano   Category: Unsorted

Besides pride loyalty discipline heart and mind confidence is the key to all the locks.
Joe Paterno   Category: Football

The secret of success is constancy to purpose.
Benjamin Disraeli   Category: Purpose

There is no person who is not dangerous for some one.
Marie de Sevigne   Category: Danger

Work is what you do for others Liebchen Art is what you do for yourself.
Stephen Joshua Sondheim   Category: Unsorted

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

RADICALISM n. The conservatism of to-morrow injected into the affairs of to-day.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Radical

The perception of truth must be a growth from within. It cannot be a graft.
Paramahansaji   Category: Unsorted

Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.
Aesop   Category: Gratitude

These times of ours are serious and full of calamity but all times are essentially alike.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Times

Your theory is crazy but its not crazy enough to be true.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Theory

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

Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace.
Amelia Earhart   Category: Courage

Nature hides her secrets because of her essential loftiness but not by means of ruse.
Albert Einstein   Category: Nature

Alas! by some degree of woe We every bliss must gain; The heart can neer a transport know That never feels a pain.
George Lord Lyttleton   Category: Unsorted

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

The place to improve the world is first in ones own heart and head and hands.
Robert M. Pirsig   Category: Improve

The main discomfort in being a middle-of-the-roader is that you get sideswiped by partisans going in both directions.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Politeness

Life is what we make it and the world is what we make it. The eyes of the cheerful and of the melancholy man are fixed upon the same creation; but very different are the aspects which it bears to them.
Albert Pike   Category: Life

Though God hath raised me high yet this I count the glory of my crown; that I have reigned with your loves.
Elizabeth I   Category: Kindness

We are servants rather than masters in mathematics.
Charles Hermite   Category: Unsorted

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.
Stella Adler   Category: Art

All that is worth cherishing in this world begins in the heart not the head.
Suzanne Chazin   Category: Unsorted

Love is the thing that enables a woman to sing while she mops up the floor after her husband has walked across it in his barn boots.
Hoosier Farmer   Category: Love

The worst moment for an atheist is when he feels grateful and has no one to thank.
Wendy Ward   Category: Atheism

Language has created the word loneliness to express the pain of being alone and the word solitude to express the glory of being alone.
Paul Tillich   Category: Unsorted

The supernatural is the natural not yet understood.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Supernatural

President N.S.W. Division of the United Nations Association: The best way to create a radical is to hit a conservative person over the head with a police truncheon.
Dr. Keith Suter   Category: President

When indignation takes possession of his mind and it is easily excited his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings he regains the humanity which he had lost from the immediate impulse of provocation and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions from good to evil from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies as a blessing placed beyond his attainment which he regrets.
Annabella Milbanke   Category: Unsorted

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out... and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel... And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for the universal brotherhood of man - with his mouth.
Mark Twain   Category: War

An artist is someone who produces things that people don't need to have but that he - for some reason - thinks it would be a good idea to give them.
Andy Warhol   Category: Art

The bridges you cross before you come to them are over rivers that aren't there.
Gene Brown   Category: Unsorted

Child of mortality whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
Anna Barbauld   Category: Unsorted

One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say.
Will Durant   Category: History

Before a standing army can rule the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom in Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be on any pretence raised in the United States. A military force at the command of Congress can execute no laws but such as the people perceive to be just and constitutional; for they will possess the power and jealousy will instantly inspire the inclination to resist the execution of a law which appears to them unjust and oppressive.
Noah Webster   Category: Gun

Before shooting one must aim.
Proverb   Category: Aim

To waste to destroy our natural resources to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by right to hand down to them amplified and developed.
Theodore Roosevelt   Category: Nature

The day a person becomes a cynic is the day he loses his youth.
Marvin D. Levy   Category: Unsorted

You have to start knowing yourself so well that you begin to know other people. A piece of us is in every person we can ever meet.
John D. MacDonald   Category: Self

Do not trust people. They are capable of greatness.
Stanislaw Lem   Category: Trust

It is much safer to obey than to govern.
Thomas à Kempis   Category: Leadership

You can be a king or a street sweeper but everybody dances with the Grim Reaper.
Robert Alton Harris   Category: Death

It does not take much strength to do things but it requires great strength to decide on what to do.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Decency

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

The possibilities of modern technology are tremendous. If these possibilities can be realized no one can doubt that we are on the threshold of gaining a far better standard of living than man has ever known. Never have the rewards of willingness to take a broad view of common interests been greater.
Dr. Sumner H. Slichter   Category: Unsorted

If I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces I would still plant an apple tree.
Unknown   Category: Tree

When you do something you should burn yourself up completely like a good bonfire leaving no trace of yourself.
Shunryu Suzuki-roshi   Category: Effort

To freely bloom that is my definition of success.
Gerry Spence   Category: Unsorted

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

You never get a second chance to make a good first impression.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Never

Government is too big and too important to be left to the politicians.
Chester Bliss Bowles   Category: Big

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

The responsibility of tolerance lies in those who have the wider vision.
George Eliot   Category: Tolerance

The greatest prayer is patience.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Praise

America... where law and custom alike Are based upon the dreams of spinsters.
Russell Bertrand   Category: Unsorted

The Time of Your Life
William Saroyan   Category: Time

All growth is a leap in the dark a spontaneous unpremeditated act without benefit of experience.
Henry Miller   Category: Experience

Enhance and intensify ones vision of that synthesis of truth and beauty which is the highest and deepest reality.
John C. Powys   Category: Unsorted

When you reread a classic you do not see more in the book than you did before; you see more in you than there was before.
Clifton Fadiman   Category: Classic

There are two sentences inscribed upon the Ancient oracle… Know thyself and Nothing too much; and upon these all other precepts depend.
Plutarch   Category: Self

Hath not thy heart within thee burned At evenings calm and holy hour?
Samuel G. Bulfinch   Category: Garden

An armed society is a polite society.
Robert Anson Heinlein   Category: Gun

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

Mathematics has beauties of its own a symmetry and proportion in its results a lack of superfluity an exact adaptation of means to ends which is exceedingly remarkable and to be found only in the works of the greatest beauty. When this subject is properly ... presented the mental emotion should be that of enjoyment of beauty not that of repulsion from the ugly and the unpleasant.
J. W. A. Young   Category: Mathematics

Weve heard that a million monkeys at a keyboard could produce the Complete Works of Shakespeare; now thanks to the Internet we know this is not true.
Robert Wilensky   Category: Internet

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

Never trust the artist. Trust the tale.
David Herbert Lawrence   Category: Writing

If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity of fear and of promiscuous misery.
Albert Einstein   Category: Instinct

Life is made up of small pleasures. Happiness is made up of those tiny successes. The big ones come too infrequently. And if you don't collect all these tiny successes the big ones don't really mean anything.
Norman Lear   Category: Pleasure

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

If I am walking with two other men each of them will serve as my teacher. I will pick out the good points of the one and imitate them and the bad points of the other and correct them in myself.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Teach

Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul.
Samuel Ullman   Category: Age

The price of wisdom is eternal thought.
Frank Birch   Category: Unsorted

There are six things that keep us going. First the instinct to live which we apparently have no part in making or deciding about. Second group consciousness and the desire that we have to win the approbation of our fellows within the group. Third the various interests that we may find in life such as religion or art or some such other branch of esthetics. Fourth in our climate the habit of work. Fifth the sheer joy of physical life that we find in hours of well-earned recreation after hard work games fishing tramping the hills a good book before an open fire. Sixth and most important the general feeling that we have that there is some abstract goodness or rightness in the world with which we may cooperate in making the world a fine place for a splendid race of men women and children to live in.
Frank Parker Day   Category: Unsorted

I don't really trust a sane person.
Lyle Alzado   Category: Sanity

Im a great believer in luck and I find that the harder I work the more I have of it.
Thomas Jefferson   Category: Luck

Chocolate causes certain endocrine glands to secrete hormones that affect your feelings and behavior by making you happy. Therefore it counteracts depression in turn reducing the stress of depression. Your stress-free life helps you maintain a youthful disposition both physically and mentally. So eat lots of chocolate!
Elaine Sherman   Category: Unsorted

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

SCRIBBLER n. A professional writer whose views are antagonistic to ones own.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Writing

The end of the human race will be that it will eventually die of civilization.
Ralph Waldo Emerson   Category: Civilization

A man who enjoys responsibility usually gets it. A man who merely likes exercising authority usually loses it.
Proverb   Category: Authority

Dare to dream dare to try dare to fail dare to succeed.
G.Kingsley Ward   Category: Unsorted

The toughest thing about success is that youve got to keep on being a success.
Irving Berlin   Category: Success

QUIVER n. A portable sheath in which the ancient statesman and the aboriginal lawyer carried their lighter arguments.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Lawyers

Nor should we listen to those who say The voice of the people is the voice of Cod for the turbulence of the mob is always close to insanity.
Flaccus Albinus Alcuinus Alcuin of York   Category: People

Theres no sense in whipping a tired horse because hell quit on you. More horses are whipped out of the money than into it.
Eddie Arcaro   Category: Unsorted

Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned.
Peter Marshall   Category: Deeds

According to Democritus truth lies at the bottom of a well the water of which serves as a mirror in which objects may be reflected. I have heard however that some philosophers in seeking for truth to pay homage to her have seen their own image and adored it instead.
Charles Francis Richter   Category: Mirror

Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined examined reduced to essentials and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal.
Stewart Alsop   Category: Computer

It is not so important to be serious as it is to be serious about the important things.
Robert Maynard Hutchins   Category: Unsorted

Holy persons draw to themselves all that is earthly.
Hildegarde of Bingen   Category: Unsorted

I don't want to be Caesar. Ego nolo Caesar esse
Publius Annius Florus   Category: Money

All nature is but art unknown to thee; All chance direction which thou canst not see; All discord harmony not understood; All partial evil universal good; And spite of pride in erring reasons spite One truth is clear Whatever is is right.
Alexander Pope   Category: Right

Why don't you write books people can read?
Nora Joyce   Category: Book

A specification that will not fit on one page of 8.5x11 inch paper cannot be understood.
Robert Ardis   Category: Understand

Of his own death: So here it is at last the distinguished thing.
Henry James   Category: Unsorted

Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves.
Abraham Lincoln   Category: Tact

We choose to go to the moon not because its easy but because its hard.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy   Category: Moon

Sex alleviates tension. Love causes it.
Woody Allen   Category: Love

What a blessing it would be if we could open and shut our ears as easily as we open and shut our mouths.
Georg Christoph Lichtenberg   Category: Ears

Freedom hath a thousand charms to show That slaves howeer contented never know.
William Cowper   Category: Freedom

Learning is what most adults will do for a living in the 21st century.
Perelman   Category: Learn

Will corporal punishment help restrain criminal behavior? Some well-intentioned experts say no. But one group that disagrees with these experts is the criminals themselves. Criminals know that punishment works and they use it every day all over America. Criminals demand absolute obedience and if corporal punishment doesnt work then they will use capital punishment for they know that the fear of death is the best deterrent for disobedience. Even the experts tell us that when being attacked by a criminal obey him because to resist may bring even more punishment. So does punishment work? It sure does. The problem is the wrong people are being punished.
Charles Taylor   Category: Unsorted

Life is a tragedy when seen in close-up but a comedy in long-shot.
Charlie Chaplin   Category: Life

Full many a gem of purest ray serene The dark unfathomd caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
Thomas Gray   Category: Alone

Show me somebody who doesn't have a dream about the future and I'll show you somebody who doesn't know where he is going.
Unknown   Category: Dream

True hope is swift and flies with swallow's wings; Kings it makes gods and meaner creatures kings.
William Shakespeare   Category: Kindness

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

Such to me is the new image of aging; growth in self and service for all mankind.
Ethel Percy Andrus   Category: Volunteer

Few wishes come true by themselves.
June Smith   Category: Unsorted

The time has come for all good men to rise above principle.
Huey Pierce Long   Category: Principle

Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding.
Mahatma Gandhi   Category: Anger

The only difference between them and my girls is that my girls gave a man his moneys worth.
Polly (Pearl) Adler   Category: Unsorted

So rather than appear foolish afterward I renounce seeming clever now.
William of Baskerville   Category: Unsorted

Biology occupies a position among the sciences at once marginal and central. Marginal becausethe living world constituting but a tiny and very special part of the universeit does not seem likely that the study of living beings will ever uncover general laws applicable outside the biosphere. But if the ultimate aim of the whole of science is indeed as I believe to clarify mans relationship to the universe then biology must be accorded a central position ...
Jacques Monod   Category: Unsorted

We have not passed that subtle line between childhood and adulthood until we move from the passive voice to the active voice that is until we stop saying It got lost and say I lost it.
Sydney J. Harris   Category: Passivity

One of the advantages of having lived a long time is that you can often remember when you had it worse. I am grateful to have lived long enough to have known some of the blessings of adversity.
James E. Faust   Category: Adversity

Men for the sake of getting a living forget to live.
Margaret Sarah Fuller   Category: Forget

We all have voices in our heads which talks to us on an almost constant basis. Our voices give us messages continually and what they say to us affects us.
Juliene Berk   Category: Unsorted

Democracy: The state of affairs in which you consent to having your pocket picked and elect the best man to do it.
Benjamin Lichtenberg   Category: Unsorted

The scientist does not study nature because it is useful; he studies it because he delights in it and he delights in it because it is beautiful. If nature were not beautiful it would not be worth knowing and if nature were not worth knowing life would not be worth living. Of course I do not here speak of that beauty that strikes the senses the beauty of qualities and appearances; not that I undervalue such beauty far from it but it has nothing to do with science; I mean that profounder beauty which comes from the harmonious order of the parts and which a pure intelligence can grasp.
Jules Henri Poincare   Category: Unsorted

The only way in which one human being can properly attempt to influence another is by encouraging him to think for himself instead of endeavoring to instill ready-made opinions into his head.
Leslie Stephen   Category: Unsorted

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. They had thought with some reason that there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor.
Albert Camus   Category: Condemn

When theyd been on the run with death maybe lying in wait around any corner they had never been more alive. When each day might be your last it made a big difference. You couldnt maintain that state forever of course; the stress would eat you alive but putting yourself at risk did bring out your bestor your worst
Steve Perry   Category: Unsorted

There is no danger of developing eyestrain from looking on the bright side of things.
Unknown   Category: Optimism

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

An honest politician is one who when he is bought will stay bought.
Simon Cameron   Category: Honest

The more noise a man or a motor makes the less power there is available.
W. R. McGeary   Category: Unsorted

Success depends upon previous preparation and without such preparation there is sure to be failure.
Kung Fu-tzu Confucius   Category: Prepare

...that was the first thing I had to learn about her and maybe the hardest Ive ever learned about anythingthat she is her own and what she gives me is of her choosing and the more precious because of it. Sometimes a butterfly will come to sit in your open palm but if you close your hand one way or the other itand its choice to be thereare gone.
Barbara Hambly   Category: Unsorted

Since a rational mans ambition is unlimited since his pursuit and achievement of values is a lifelong process and the higher the values the harder the struggle he needs a moment an hour or some period of time in which he can experience the sense of his completed task the sense of living in a universe where his values have been successfully achieved. It is like a moment of rest a moment to gain fuel to move farther.
Ayn Rand   Category: Man

At every crossroads on the path that leads to the future tradition has placed 10000 men to guard the past.
Count Maurice Maeterlink   Category: Unsorted

Even the Savior of the world the Only Begotten Son of God was obliged to come to earth and to take upon himself an earthly tabernacle. He experienced joy and sorrow happiness and grief lasting satisfaction and frequent disappointments. As Paul has written Though he were a Son yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered; and being made perfect he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him. Hebrews 5:8-9
Alma P. Burton   Category: Religion

I've run more risk eating my way across the country than in all my driving.
Duncan Hines   Category: Risk

Heine commenting on the music of Louis Hector Berlioz: He is an immense nightingale a lark as great as an eagle.... The music causes me to dream of fabulous empires filled with fabulous sins.
Louis Hector Berlioz   Category: Unsorted

Unless youre lead dog the scenery never changes.
Hannah Whitall Smith   Category: Change

It is with life as with a playit matters not how long the action is spun out but how good the acting is.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Life

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

When we blame we give away our power.
Greg Anderson   Category: Blame

Persons with comparatively moderate powers will accomplish much if they apply themselves wholly and indefatigably to one thing at a time.
Samuel Smiles   Category: Accomplishment

But theres more than just solving the howto problems. Ive often said that if were going to have a real rural renaissance Id just take the solving of the howto problems for granted. The first thing Id provide would be festivals.
Ralph Borsodi   Category: Unsorted

Governments have never learned anything from history or acted on principles deducted from it.
Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel   Category: Unsorted

I don't want to describe the hate mail weve gotten. On why she was fearful of her husband running for president.
Alma Powell   Category: Unsorted

He first deceased she for a little tried To live without him liked it not and died.
Sir Henry Wotton   Category: Epitaphs

Marriage is a lottery in which men stake their liberty and women their happiness.
Madame de Rieux   Category: Marriage

If youve seen one Redwood tree youve seen them all.
Ronald Wilson Reagan   Category: Tree

Diplomacy is the art of saying Nice Doggie! till you can find a rock.
Wynn Catlin   Category: Diploma

To keep a lamp burning we have to keep putting oil in it.
Mother Teresa   Category: Help

So many great nobles things administrations So many high chieftains so many brave nations So many proud princes and power so splendid In a moment a twinkling all utterly ended.
Jacopone   Category: End

Truly it is in the darkness that one finds the light so when we are in sorrow then this light is nearest of all to us.
Meister Eckhart   Category: Grief

The mere possession of a gun is in itself an urge to kill not only by design but by accident by madness by fright by bravado.
Unknown   Category: Gun

By nature we have no defect that could not become a strength no strength that could not become a defect.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe   Category: Defect

I love tranquil solitude And such society As is quiet wise and good.
Percy Bysshe Shelley   Category: Solitude

For what is liberty but the unhampered translation of will into act?
Dante Alighieri   Category: Liberty

I am a citizen of the world.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: World

One of the most frightening things in the Western world and in this country in particular is the number of people who believe in things that are scientifically false. If someone tells me that the earth is less than 10000 years old in my opinion he should see a psychiatrist.
Francis Harry Compton Crick   Category: Unsorted

I dreamt and saw that life was joy. I awoke and saw that life was duty. I served and found that duty was joy. See Life a Duty Ellen Sturgis Hooper (1816-1841) Topics: beauty duty & Life I slept and dreamed that life was Beauty; I woke and found that life was Duty.
Thomas S. Monson   Category: Service

I hold it the inalienable right of anybody to go to hell in his own way.
Robert Frost   Category: Hell

My mate is always a man. A female may be my Sheila my bird my charley my good sort my hot-drop my Judy or my wife but she is never my mate.
Donald McLean   Category: Unsorted

Shall not one line lament our forest race Struck out for you from wild creations face? Freedom the selfsame freedom you adore Bade us defend our violated shore.
Simon Pokagon   Category: Unsorted

Tell a man that there are 400 billion stars and hell believe you. Tell him a bench has wet paint and he has to touch it.
Steven Wright   Category: Universe

Oaths are but words and words but wind.
Samuel Butler   Category: Oath

An old young man will be a young old man.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Theory

Hope is a pleasant acquaintance but an unsafe friend. Hope is not the man for your banker though he may do for a traveling companion.
Thomas Chandler Haliburton   Category: Hope

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

Ours is a youth culture and like a golf tournament we honor only low scores.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Unsorted